Eat The Tube: The Best Restaurants Near Oxford Circus

Food & Drink
By Erica O'Hara | 4th December 2023
restaurants near oxford circus

Whether you’ve just finished work in central, or you’re starving after hitting the shops, there’s no better place to refuel than one of the brilliant restaurants near Oxford Circus station. 

The centre point where many of the city’s best dining districts meet, we could talk for days about the hundreds of restaurants near this bustling shopping spot. From excellent sushi to top-notch tapas and plant-based perfection, there’s loads to choose from. To narrow it down, we’ve rounded up the restaurants within a five minute walk of the tube.

The Best Restaurants Near Oxford Circus

tendril, restaurants near oxford circus station


For delicious plant-based food under five minutes from Oxford Circus, head to the new, permanent home of Tendril. The (mostly) vegan restaurant has found the perfect permanent space after their series of city pop-ups became a hit. Whether you’re plant-based or are simply looking for something new and delicious to try, they’ll be serving up a selection of their signature dishes, as well as some tasty new options too.

While menus change frequently based on the availability of seasonal ingredients, expect the likes of spiced radish with leek fritter and curry leaf aioli; stuffed courgette with pilaf rice, feta and harissa; ‘Chinatown’ purple potatoes with sticky sesame; and vegan tiramisu.

Where: 5 Princes St, London W1B 2LQ


Aqua Nueva

Just a stone’s throw from Oxford Circus, Aqua Nueva offers decadent small plates with panoramic views of central London. Think luxe dark woods, low lighting and a shimmering gold tiled bar. 

Their tapas dishes are as Instagrammable as they are tasty, including crab tostadas with green apple and pickled chilli; slow cooked lamb with sweet potato puree, kale and lamb jus; and manchego cheese and truffle croquettes.

Where: 5th Floor, 240 Regent St., London W1B 3BR


Dishoom Carnaby

Looking for the best Indian food near Oxford Circus? Head to Dishoom for mouth-watering Bombay street food and sumptuous small plates.

Treat yourself to Dishoom favourites like gunpowder potatoes, house black daal, chicken ruby, and sip a Bombay Bellini or two after a long day shopping near Oxford Circus.

Where: 22 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5QP


sketch, lunch oxford circus


Sketch is one of the best bucket list restaurants near Oxford Circus. The venue not only boasts some of the most incredible loos in London but the rest of the townhouse is a feast of colour, creation, art and invention with each part of the labyrinthine venue offering new sensory overloads.

Coupled with a truly varied and experimental menu that always delights, it’s one of Mayfair’s best-loved restaurants. And with two Michelin stars, they must know what they’re doing.

Where: 9 Conduit St, London W1S 2XG



For sensational Latin American fare, it has to be Sucre. Chef Fernando Trocca bring the smells, tastes and flavours of Latin America to the heart of Soho, taking cues from his Buenos Aires restaurant. 

The menu highlights the flavours of Latin American open fire techniques, including Chicken A La Brasa with Aji Amarillo; Striploin Steak with Chimichurri and Fries; and Monkfish with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Potatoes.

Where: 47b Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JP


Berner’s Tavern

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton brings his magic to the London Edition hotel and their stunning dining room, Berner’s Tavern. 

The contemporary British menu offers seasonal fare, from roasted lemon sole, royal blue prawns, crushed potato and parsley, to Chateaubriand with marmite butter, mashed potatoes, braised beef blade and mushroom sauce. It’s also a great breakfast spot – ideal for fuelling up before you hit the shops.

Where: 10 Berners St, London W1T 3NP


meraki, oxford circus restaurants


Within minutes of Oxford Circus, this modern Greek and Mediterranean restaurant is known for its innovative and creative cuisine, offering a taste of Greece in the heart of central London. 

The restaurant serves up seasonal sharing mezze dishes, scouring the length and breadth of Greece’s regions to find the most tantalising ingredients. The result is a menu full of flavour, from Black Cod, served with risotto, spinach and dill, to Beef Fillet Kebab with harissa, aubergine yoghurt and tomato.

Where: 80-82 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 7QT


INCA London

A true escape from the bedlam outside, Soho’s INCA London is a dramatically chic restaurant that incorporates Latin flair into its fusion menu – from seared salmon tiradito and salmon jalapeno tacos to wagyu beef and grilled octopus.

As well as their flavourful cuisine, the restaurant features live performances for a dining experience like no other. It’s atmospheric and delicious, making for a brilliant evening out on the town.

Where: 8-9 Argyll St, London W1F 7TF


Aqua Kyoto

For Japanese fine dining around Oxford Circus, it’s got to be Aqua Kyoto. Located on the fifth floor, the restaurant boasts stunning views overlooking the city and serves up some timeless favourites. 

Munch your way through tuna tataki with fermented tomato and shiso sorbet; Japanese mushroom tempura with truffle ponzu and shitake yuzu salt; and robata style chicken, yakitori and truffle teriyaki. Or, go all out with one of their signature omakase platters.

Where: 5th Floor, 240 Regent St., London W1B 3BR

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bubala, places to eat oxford circus


Bubala is, without a doubt, one of the best places to eat near Oxford Circus – especially if you love a bit of Middle Eastern feasting.

Enter the world of plant-based Middle-Eastern food, where you can order the likes of Baba ganoush with curry leaf oil and pine nuts; Lemon pepper fried cauliflower with velvet tomatoes and spring onion; and Halloumi with chamomile and fennel honey. Plant-based dining so good, you won’t miss the meat at all.

Where: 15 Poland St, London W1F 8QE


The Avocado Show

If you’re looking for a casual millennial eatery within striking distance of Oxford Circus, then The Avocado Show is your destination. Like all Insta-famous restaurants, you can guarantee that the interiors and food has been designed with snapping pics for the ‘gram in mind. Expect pastel pinks and greenery filled walls with a menu that’s focused on – you guessed it – avocados.

Raise your brunch game with burgers, pancakes, salads and poke bowls where avocado is the star of the show, including the Bun Burger, where a traditional bread bun is swapped for half an avocado.

Where: 6 Princes St, London W1B 2LG


Pollen Street Social

It’s all about the tasting menu at Pollen Street Social as Jason Atherton’s Mayfair spot combines contemporary fine dining with a focus on the best of British produce. The restaurant boasts multiple tasting menus, but the ultimate one to book is the exclusive Chef’s Experience, where for £190 you’ll dine at the beautiful chef’s counter and watch the chefs prepare your food. 

Highlights include Brixham crab and Ajo blanco; foie gras sandwich; roasted Looe turbot with white asparagus and warm roe sauce; and the ‘golden nut’ dessert.

Where: 8-10 Pollen St, London W1S 1NQ



Looking for even more restaurants nearby? Check out our guides to the best restaurants near Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road stations.

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