Top 5 restaurants in London's swanky Knightsbridge

Thursday, 9 February 2012 3:16 PM

Knightsbridge is perhaps most well-known for being the location of luxury London hotels, swanky department stores, London's beautiful Hyde Park and some of the most expensive homes in the country.

However, the west London district offers more than this, and you will find a selection of famous restaurants where you can treat yourself during your short break in the capital.

So, if you're planning to spend a weekend in the city, where should you consider eating out?

Fifth Floor Restaurant

There's no denying that Knightsbridge is synonymous with the UK's biggest department store, Harrods. However, it is also home to other retail centres, including Harvey Nichols - and this is where you'll discover one of the best eateries in the area.

Expect to find a menu brimming with modern European dishes, with the likes of scallops, bass and crab being among the mains and chocolate fondants and sorbets popular dessert choices.

This is the perfect destination for a midday meal, where you can join ladies who lunch on your short getaway.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

For an equally chic dining experience, head to Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, where you can sample some of the cutting-edge chef's latest creations.

He is famous for putting together menus that consist of bacon and egg ice-cream and snail porridge, so prepare yourself for some alternative dishes when you eat here.

For mains, you could opt for powdered duck, while you may choose brown bread ice-cream for pudding.


If you want to make the most of your stay in hotels in Knightsbridge, you could visit some of the eclectic range of restaurants serving international cuisines in the area.

Baku is one such establishment and you'll be able to sample Azerbaijan dishes on a visit here.

Why not enjoy a gutab - a shallow-fried pancake with minced lamb – as a starter and a rice dish with lamb, dried fruits, chestnuts and herbs (shah plov) for the main course? Finish with saffron rice pudding or a pomegranate and rose souffle.

Frankie's Knightsbridge

Fans of celebrity chefs may also wish to visit Frankie's Knightsbridge, as this restaurant was created by Marco Pierre White together with Frankie Dettori.

This Italian restaurant stands out from the rest due to its old-American atmosphere, mirrored walls and glitter balls.

Frankie's Knightsbridge is a great place to visit if you're taking a short break with children, as there is a selection of meals even the fussiest eaters won't be able to resist.

Maroush II

Another eatery that is ideal if you're trying to pack a lot of sightseeing into your busy weekend is Maroush II. This is part of the Maroush chain of Lebanese restaurants, which are situated all over central London.

It is open from midday until 05:00 and you'll be able to tuck into delicious helpings of Middle Eastern cuisine, making it the perfect spot whether you want a tasty lunch, a scrumptious dinner or something to eat after a night out.

Pick a selection of meze to share, before trying a main of kebabs or rich meat stews and sweet desserts, such as baklawa or seminola topped cream cheese with syrup (knefeh).

With an abundance of 4* hotels in London you can stay in on a short trip, you can book your getaway straightaway and begin enjoying the different sights – and flavours – of the capital in no time!


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