London's restaurant scene is rightfully noted for its excellence, with a wide variety of different tastes catered to. There's something for everyone, including cuisine from around the world and locally-sourced produce cooked to perfection.
There're plenty of fantastic restaurants close to your hotel, ensuring you can enjoy a meal out without straying too far from your base in the city. In this blog, we'll take a closer look at some of the best restaurants within easy reach of the Montcalm Royal London House.
Within easy reach of The Montcalm London, Fredericks Restaurant provides light and airy surroundings whilst also providing the perfect venue for everything from a few drinks and light snacks, to full-scale dining or even throwing a private party.
The restaurant has been designed to ensure optimum convenience for visitors, with different menus available throughout the day and dining carrying on from noon through to midnight. Saturdays also offer the chance to enjoy a relaxed brunch, and tables can be booked online in advance.
Located within the Montcalm itself, The Aviary Restaurant and Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and admire the stunning London skyline. With plush, elegant décor and a menu which provides plenty of variety (as well as a great drinks menu), this is also a way to ensure you don't have to stray far from your accommodation to find a fantastic meal.
Those seeking delicious Italian cuisine need look no further than this local restaurant, which combines elegant décor with a sumptuous menu sure to impress even the most discerning of diners.
The venue is a particularly great space for special events, which can be booked in advance.
Billing itself as both a cocktail bar and a restaurant, The Alchemist is the perfect all-in-one venue with some added creative flair!
Every cocktail and dish has been designed with meticulous detail, and the unusual atmosphere perfectly matches the dining and drinking options on offer. The Alchemist champions unconventional dining and the menu has been designed to suit guests seeking everything from a few snacks to a large main course. Dishes are also a visual feast, ensuring lots of photo-ready opportunities on your visit seeking restaurants near Finsbury Square.
The Modern Pantry
Founded by a chef who was born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, The Modern Pantry brings a certain outdoors feel to both the cuisine and the space itself, which in turn makes The Modern Pantry one of the best restaurants in the local area.
Londoners have enjoyed Anna Hansen's restaurant so much that she was awarded an MBE for services to the restaurant industry, and this is one of the best places to go for fresh ingredients and fusion-inspired flavours. Brunch is a particularly popular time of day at the restaurant, where visitors can dine on pancakes and savoury fare.
For pizza fans seeking something a little different, this restaurant provides just that. Taking a step away from traditional toppings, PizzaBuzz instead focuses on in-house blended flavours and a rich selection of breakfast dishes, desserts and salads.
There's also plenty of perfectly-chilled Prosecco on tap – and each dish uses gluten-free and organic produce where possible.
Located within a rooftop club, Quartier Restaurant provides great views of the city and a contemporary, inventive menu which works perfectly for both lunch and dinner.
Popular with business travellers, look out for the glass lift, which helps add extra lustre to your visit and takes you all the way from the club reception to the restaurant, high above.
Bangers Bar & Grill
Simple, unpretentious British cuisine doesn't get much better than this, with a relaxed atmosphere and well-cooked, tasty traditional British dishes which are perfect for warming up during the colder months of the year.
There's ample seating, a great wine list, and the restaurant is only a few minutes from Finsbury Square, ensuring quick and convenient access for guests staying nearby. Our particular favourites are the award-winning steak dishes, created by the in-house executive chef.
The Great Chase
A restaurant and bar with a difference, The Great Chase specialises in delicious cuisine and a great drinks menu. Contemporary dishes and an alcohol-free approach to drinks mean this is a great place for teetotal guests enjoying London hotels special offers.
Everything about this space is designed to create a welcoming atmosphere, with a dedication to responsibly sourcing premium quality ingredients and ensuring all animal products are derived from areas where they were well kept and, where possible, free-range, grass-fed and corn-fed.
Ingredients are also sourced locally where possible, helping The Great Chase support the community.
Bar Douro City
A Portuguese restaurant which also doubles as a wine bar, this is a place to go for classic dishes served swiftly and with delicious ingredients. The restaurant is comfortable and well-appointed, just three minutes away from your hotel – and includes stylish décor alongside its yummy menu.
The Islington branch of Wahaca provides all that visitors may expect from this Mexican-themed foodie chain, whilst simultaneously ensuring you can reach it with ease from your hotel.
For the uninitiated, Wahaca specialises in creative décor and equally creative dishes, spanning everything from sharing platters to fantastically elaborate main meals – and free-flowing drinks to accompany. If you're in the mood for something a little unusual, this could be the perfect spot.
Farmer J Finsbury
This chain of restaurants now includes three venues, and provides a unique dining experience for visitors to the city. Our favourite one is based on Finsbury Avenue, just a few minutes from your hotel.
Guests are constantly impressed by the natural materials on display, as well as the plentiful indoor and outdoor seating. The terrace includes heating and umbrellas, to keep you warm and dry during the chillier months, while the menu also provides a range of healthy, delicious dishes to sample during your stay.
The space was designed by an award-winning architect, and this dedication to design can be seen throughout – so if you're keen on discovering some of the most beautiful restaurants in the city, this should certainly make your shortlist.