The beef wellington dates back centuries. It was supposedly created for the Duke of Wellington to celebrate his Battle of Waterloo victory – and what a meal! – but now, over 200 years later, London restaurants are still obsessed with the pastry-packed dish. From posh pubs to fine dining, these are the best beef wellingtons in London.

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Sussex Bar & Restaurant

The restaurant, headed by chef director Oliver Gladwin, may have a regular seasonal menu but one dish that’s always a staple is the beef Wellington. Designed for sharing, their beef fillet Wellington is one that wows. 

Rich and crispy in every bite, it’s served with jus and your choice of two sides. Choose from rosemary crispy potatoes, parmesan truffled potatoes, Nutbourne tomato and shallot salad, and baby gem, spring onion, herbs and lemon. 

It might be on the pricier side but it’s worth every bite.

63-64 Frith Street, W1D 3JW 
www.sussex-restaurant.com

Savoy Grill

London’s most famous wellington, Gordon Ramsay’s beef wellington at the Savoy Grill is quite the theatrical performance. Served for two at least, it’s buttery and crisp on the outside with rich succulent beef waiting for you on the inside. All served alongside confit red onion and red wine jus – delicious doesn’t even cut it. This is the best beef Wellington in London.

Savoy Hotel, Strand, WC2R 0EU 
www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

The Old Queen’s Head

Islington’s The Old Queen’s Head is a sight to behold. A proper traditional pub of all kinds, from its charming tiled exteriors and interiors to the multitude of busts lining the bar front. Not to mention their extensive Sunday roast menu. 

Feast your eyes on their chestnut mushroom Wellington. It’s rich and meaty in flavour and encased in a beautiful flaky pastry. Served with the usual trimmings from curly kale to parsnips, and vegan Yorkshire pudding, which is basically unheard of from non-vegan restaurants. It certainly has our seal of approval.

44 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LN
www.theoldqueenshead.com

The Spread Eagle

London isn’t short of pubs but when it comes to food options, it’s often the vegan menu items that let them down. That certainly isn’t the case for The Spread Eagle, London’s first 100% vegan pub!

The East London watering hole is a pub that keeps traditional at its heart, from the classic pub interiors that are mixed with a side of modernity to the hearty grub it serves up. And their Sunday roast is no exception. Try out their beet Wellington – a fun take on the traditional beef – or try the pot roast celeriac that comes with a healthy helping of potato crackling. All roasts are of course served with potatoes, roasted carrots, seasonal greens, and gravy. Not forgetting a vegan Yorkshire pud too – delicious.

Looking for other vegan roasts? Check out our vegan roast guide here.

224 Homerton High Street, E9 6AS 
www.thespreadeaglelondon.co.uk

The Hunter S

For the best pub grub over in Dalston, it’s got to be The Hunter S. Priding itself on quality food and booze, and championing sourcing ingredients from the best suppliers, the pub serves up one of London’s best Wellingtons. 

Designed to share, their beef wellington is buttery and flaky, with a rich beef fillet waiting inside. All served with mixed leaf salad, fine beans, herb rosti, and red wine jus.

194 SOUTHGATE ROAD, DALSTON, N1 3HT 
WWW.THEHUNTER-S-PUB.CO.UK

Roast

With a name like roast, you’ve got a lot to live up to but this Borough Market staple doesn’t disappoint. 

Once reserved for a Saturday special, you can now enjoy their succulent beef Wellington any day of the week. Order this and enjoy it alongside a round of rosemary and garlic roast potatoes, butter greens, and an epic Yorkshire pudding. Make sure you leave the gravy pour for your Insta stories.

 
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The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TL 
www.roast-restaurant.com

The Rubens at the Palace

Dreaming of making the perfect Sunday roast centrepiece? Now you can thanks to a little helping hand. Head over to The Rubens at the Palace for their beef Wellington masterclass. Join Ben Kelliher, head chef of The English Grill, for an hour-long cooking class where you’ll be guided through the process of perfecting the Wellington. 

The experience includes a three-course dinner featuring their famous London burrata starter; beef wellington for main; and their founder and president, Mrs Bea Tollman’s famous baked vanilla cheesecake to finish.

39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS 
www.rubenshotel.com

The Lanesborough Grill

Destined to impress is The Lanesborough Grill, the recently opened restaurant located inside the ever-popular hotel. With British chef Shay Cooper, known for earning a Michelin star at The Bingham Hotel, at the helm, you know you’re in good hands with what’s on offer.

They have a succulent beef Wellington on the menu, paired with hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, truffle, pale ale and honey. Designed to share between two, this is the perfect ultimate lunch to devour.

Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
www.oetkercollection.com

Bob Bob Ricard

Famed for its ‘press for Champagne’ button and bougie blue leather booths, Bob Bob Ricard marries the best of classic British and French cuisine. On the menu, there’s plenty to enjoy from caviar to their famous chicken Kyiv. For something to share, look to their beef Wellington for two – a 28-day aged fillet of Aberdeenshire Scotch beef served with a truffle jus. Need we say more?

Soho & City 
www.bobbobricard.com

Bread Street Kitchen

When a restaurant offers a dedicated ‘beef Wellington experience’, you know it’s going to be good. The experience is destined to impress, featuring cocktails, a selection of starters, a dreamy beef Wellington, and a BSK signature sharing platter for dessert. Priced at £80 per person, with the option for wine pairing, the Wellington comes served with creamy mashed potato and red wine jus.

Various Locations 
www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

Holborn Dining Rooms

Renowned for their infamous ‘Pie Room’, Holborn Dining Rooms serves up London’s best seasonal British cuisine with a twist. With that said, naturally, a Wellington falls onto the menu – including a delicious heritage beetroot and hispi Wellington for the veggies. Pair it with buttered new potatoes, heritage carrots and mop up all the flaky flecks with the rich romesco sauce.

252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN 
www.holborndiningroom.com

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