Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in London Knightsbridge
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Knightsbridge restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 50 restaurants in Knightsbridge and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Knightsbridge restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Sale e Pepe Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge 9-15 Pavilion Road - SW1
“Unchanged for donkey’s years!” – a “noisy and crowded”, old-school trattoria, near the rear entrance to Harrods, whose “at times flamboyant service” provides a heartily “friendly welcome”, plus traditional Italian cuisine, which loyal regulars declare “always reliable”.
2. Signor Sassi Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge 14 Knightsbridge Green - SW1
“Always a treat”, this old-school trattoria near Harrods is “just the place for traditional Italian hospitality”. Launched 36 years ago, it is now part of the upmarket San Carlo group and has branched out in recent years into the Middle East.
3. Celeste at The Lanesborough British, Modern restaurant in Knightsbridge Hyde Park Corner - SW1
Dining in this grand hotel by Hyde Park Corner is a “truly amazing experience” and the food – overseen by Paris-based uber-chef Eric Fréchon – is by most accounts “lovely”. But this “most exceptional night out” requires you “to forget what it will inevitably cost!” – “it would be hard to be good enough to justify these prices” – which might explain why there can be “quite a few empty chairs”.
4. Restaurant at The Capital British, Traditional restaurant in Knightsbridge 22-24 Basil St - SW3
Following the departure of Nathan Outlaw, Adam Simmonds is to take over the stoves in the dining room of this luxury hotel, a short walk from the back of Harrods. The new venture will open in autumn 2019. Simmonds’s pedigree is good, and he’s the latest in a succession of star names to hold the position in the hotel. The main limitation on enjoyment here has historically been the dimensions of the dining room itself: it’s a small space, where it’s hard to generate much in the way of spark.
5. Belmond Cadogan Hotel (Tea Lounge) Afternoon tea restaurant in Knightsbridge 75 Sloane Street - SW1X
2019 Review: Luxury hotel group Belmond (as in Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons) has taken on The Cadogan Hotel, Knightsbridge. A multi-million pound refurb’ is in the works, and when it reopens in December 2018 the 54-room hotel will also boast a restaurant with views of Cadogan Place Gardens and wunderkind chef, Adam Handling at the stoves (known as Adam Handling Chelsea, with its own street entrance, and open from breakfast on). Afternoon tea in The Tea Lounge will be another option.
6. Oval Restaurant Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge 11 Knightsbridge - SW1X
2019 Review: Limited but all-round very positive feedback on this small (26 covers) oval-shaped dining room, which is part of a swish hotel right by Hyde Park Corner (which older folk will recall as Pizza on the Park). With its gold-and-light-pink colour scheme and ostrich leather walls, it’s a glam location in which to enjoy some luxurious Italian cuisine (available à la carte, or with the option of five- or six-course tasting menus).
7. Holy Carrot Vegan restaurant in Knightsbridge Urban Retreat, 2-4 Hans Crescent - SW1X
Elegant all-day vegan dining near Harrods, at Urban Retreat.
8. Nusr-Et Steakhouse Steaks & grills restaurant in Knightsbridge The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge - SW1X
First announced in July 2017, this venture on Knightsbridge from social media sensation, Nusret Gökçe is The Park Tower hotel’s answer to breathing life into the deathly dull-looking space that was for many years One-O-One (RIP). Now it’s to be Salt Bae’s latest branch in a steak chain that has quickly grown to span the globe.
9. Zuma Japanese restaurant in Knightsbridge 5 Raphael St - SW7
Arjun Waney and Rainer Becker’s “well-oiled” glamour-magnet, just off Knightsbridge, “has kept its high standards for more than 15 years now” (it opened in 2002, nowadays with spin-offs around the globe). In normal, non-Covid times, the cocktail bar is famously “a bit of a zoo”, but that just adds energy to its “buzzy” (“so noisy!”), “casual and comfortable” overall style; and even if Japanese-fusion cuisine doesn’t today seem like quite the genius-magic it did on opening, the “sublime” dishes here still feel as fresh as a daisy: “wonderous bites” of sushi, black cod and other “supreme” creations.
10. Harry’s Dolce Vita Italian restaurant in Knightsbridge 27-31 Basil Street - SW3
Emptied your wallet at Harrods and need to recover over a bowl of pasta and glass of fizz? – Richard Caring’s “fun” and “nicely buzzing” Italian brasserie, near the store’s rear entrance, can be just the job. Now two years old, its fanbase primarily seems to extend to shoppers and other miscellaneous Knightsbridge types, as it elicits limited survey feedback; but all reports praise its “great consistency in a fun setting with attentive and engaging staff”.
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