Eat The Tube: The Best Restaurants Near Tottenham Court Road Station

Food & Drink
5th April 2024
restaurants near tottenham court road station

Contrary to popular belief, Tottenham Court Road isn’t just about fast food for starving shoppers. If you know where to look, there are some incredible dining options nearby. 

Whether it’s an instagrammable Italian trattoria, contemporary South American spot, or a Mediterranean restaurant with rooftop views of the West End, these brilliant restaurants near Tottenham Court Road Station are as diverse and delicious as they come.

19 Perfect Places To Eat Near Tottenham Court Road


Moody atmospheric lighting, twinkling blossom trees, and stunning traditional Chinese dishes that taste as good as they look. Tattu London opened its doors at Outnernet’s The Now Building earlier this year, and brought with it the traditional Chinese flavours, ingredients and stunning interiors the restaurant group is famed for.

On the menu are dishes like battered prawns, coated in a sticky and spicy Kung Po sauce; pan fried ribeye marinated in satay, served with papaya and som tum salad; and black wagyu cooked and infused on a Himalayan salt block, with enoki mushroom and shallot soy. The signature cocktails are well worth trying too, with as much attention to flavour given to the drinks as there is the food. Frankly, we’re obsessed.

Where: The Now Building Rooftop, Outernet, Denmark St, London WC2H 0LA

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Lima London

Lima stands out from the rest by making Peruvian cuisine both approachable and delicious, and the interiors and lively atmosphere of this restaurant make it a must-visit destination. To start, sip on a refreshing Pisco Sour and sample the homemade bread and tuna nikkei tartare. Then, let the knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu and choose from dishes like hand-dived scallop tiradito with olive oil and lime emulsion, plantain, and coriander; and red quinoa with passion fruit, palm hearts, and feta cheese.

For mains, try the standout slow-cooked rib of beef with salsa de seco, plantain puree and coriander, and end the meal on a high note with the piura chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis.

Where: 31 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1JH

The Seafood Bar

Much to our delight, Amsterdam-based seafood aficionados The Seafood Bar have turned their hands to serving up their sublime seafood to Londoners.

Come here to party the night away at their signature oyster and gin and tonic nights, or book a table for dinner, order a whole lobster with garlic butter, and wash it all down with a cocktail or two.

Serving up sublime seafood to Londoners.

Where: 77 Dean St, London W1D 3SH

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Another Outernet Building eatery, Cavo is the authentic Mediterranean restaurant and roof terrace celebrating everything the sea and middle of the earth have to offer.

Standout dishes include lasagna crocante, the Mediterranean seafood celebration; and Zuppa Di Cozze. They’ve just opened their new terrace, too – the perfect spot to sit back and relax with a glass of champagne and a stellar view of London’s West End.

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Where: The Now Building, Outernet, Denmark St, London WC2H 0LA

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Hakkasan Hanway Place

Famed for being a hit with the A-listers, Michelin-starred Hakkasan blends ancient Chinese techniques and flavours, transforming them into modern-day delights. 

Start the night with their signature Peking duck, with a choice to add 30g of caviar, before making your way through dim sum; roasted silver cod in honey; spicy prawns; charcoal-grilled Japanese Wagyu beef sirloin; and stir-fry veggies.

Where: 8 Hanway Pl, London W1T 1HD

Milk Beach

All-day Australian restaurant, Milk Beach, brings the sunny vibes to Soho with its stunning interiors, large outdoor courtyard, cocktails and brunch options to suit every occasion. 

Nailing that Australian coastal aesthetic we all know and love, there’s high ceilings, natural light, palm trees and muted colours, paired perfectly with a delicious menu. Expect fresh BBQ-inspired dishes cooked over a large Robata grill, like  BBQ pork rib dumplings with chilli pho go consommé; prawns with fermented chilli butter and typhoon shelter crumb; and koji marinated chicken ‘schnitty’ with fermented chilli mayonnaise and chicken salt chips.

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milk beach restaurant tottenham court road

Where: 14 Greek St, London W1D 4DN

Chotto Matte

If Japanese-Peruvian cuisine sounds like your thing, there’s no better place for it than Chotto Matte with its new and unlikely flavours. There’s Nikkei Gyoza (pork & prawn dumplings with yuzu sweet potato purée and red pepper ponzu), Sea Bass Ceviche (sea bass sashimi, leche de tigre, chive oil, sweet potato, Peruvian corn and coriander), and Amazonian BBQ Salmon (with goji berries, brazil nuts, coriander, jungle curry and smoked purple potato purée).

And of course, there are more cocktails than you could shake a chopstick at – try an Aleteo for a tropical, smoky mix of rum, whisky, pineapple shrub, lime and bitters; or their signature Pisco Sour for a Peruvian classic

Where: 11, 13 Frith St, London W1D 4RB

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A Soho staple, Hoppers dishes up some of the best Sri Lankan cuisine in London.

Part of the JKS Restaurant group – known for big names like Gymkana, Bridadiers and BAO – Hoppers draws inspiration from the small Sri Lankan village toddy shops. Expect flavour packed dishes, including everything from eggy hoppers and crisp dosas to authentic karis.

Where: 49 Frith St, London W1D 4SG

YOPO at The Mandrake

YOPO, tucked away inside The Mandrake hotel in Fitzrovia, has reopened with a fresh design and updated South American menu with European influences. Executive Chef George Scott-Toft drew inspiration from his travels through Argentina, Chile, and Peru, incorporating it into the menu as well as the restaurant’s design.

The menu includes indigenous and seasonal ingredients, low-intervention Argentinian wines, and traditional dishes – from small plates like mushroom, parsley, garlic and white bean tostada; to tuna tartare with chilli and cashew cream, and grilled sirloin with charred spring onion and chimichurri. The new bohemian interiors are home to plush furniture and exotic art, including a grandiose ostrich sculpture called ‘Showgirl’.

Seasonal ingredients and low-intervention Argentinian wines.


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Where: 20-21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG

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Circolo Popolare

A well-known name in London thanks to its jaw-dropping interiors and delicious menus (think La Gran Carbonara; home-made spaghetti chitarra served from a whole round of cheese), Fitzrovia hotspot Circolo Popolare has soon become a favourite among foodies and Instagrammers alike. The restaurant’s floral-laden interiors are big, bold and beautiful, with 20,000 bottles of spirits lining the walls.

And to top it all off, desserts are deliciously decadent, including a caramelised, chocolate covered profiterole and zingy lemon pie. Prepare to roll out in a delightful, food-induced haze.

Where: 40-41 Rathbone Pl, London W1T 1HX


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Lina Stores

Just a stone’s throw from their original delicatessen, head to Lina Stores’ very first London restaurant for an afternoon of fine food, authentic flavours and aesthetically pleasing interiors. 

Tuck into their polpette di melanzane (aubergine polpette with San Marzano tomato); indulge in their lamb sausage ragù pappardelle with cime di rapa, chilli, and pecorino romano; and slurp up an affogato for dessert.

Authentic flavours and aesthetically pleasing interiors. 

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Where: 51 Greek St, London W1D 4EH

La Bodega Negra

One of Soho’s most intimate and mysterious restaurants thanks to its misleading neon sex shop frontage and candlelit cellar dining, La Bodega Negra is the Mexican restaurant to go to if you’re looking for a fiesta of flavour near Tottenham Court Road station.

The food is contemporary, so if you’re after the standard salsa/guacamole/sour cream, consider going elsewhere – what you do get however, is exciting and adventurous grilled octopus with green mole, chorizo and chimichurri; prawn tacos with pineapple pico de gallo and amarillo mayo; and secreto iberico pork, al pastor marinade, salsa verde and tortillas. Drinks-wise, expect expertly mixed margaritas and mezcalitas.

Where: 16 Moor St, London W1D 5AP

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Dalloway Terrace

Season after season, Dalloway Terrace transforms into a new, beautiful floral hideaway, and the aesthetics never disappoint.

Serving up everything from weekend brunch to afternoon tea and pre-theatre menus, expect to tuck into shakshuka with whipped Greek yoghurt, grilled flatbread and coriander; salmon with pea purée, fava beans, tomato berries and chive oil; chicken milanese with rocket and parmesan; and coffee panna cotta with pear terrine and crystallised walnuts. The perfect floral setting to while away an afternoon near Tottenham Court Road.

Where: 16-22 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3NN

The Restaurant at Sanderson

Tucked away inside one of London’s most stylish hotels, The Restaurant at Sanderson London serves up a beautiful a la carte menu to satisfy your lunch and dinner cravings near Tottenham Court Road.

Enjoy the likes of tuna tartare with sesame seed, cucumber and yuzu dressing; miso glazed salmon with tenderstem broccoli and wild rice; and jerk chicken with frisée endive, coriander and pickled onion.

Where: 50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG


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Barrafina Dean Street

Think of the best tapas in London and Barrafina is, more often than not, the first restaurant that springs to mind. On the menu you’ll find tapas favourites like pimientos de padrón, classic tortillas, gamabas rojas, chorizo with potato and watercress, and a range of Spanish cheeses for dessert.

With daily changing specials, Spanish wines, and stylish marble interiors, it’s somewhere you’ll want to return to time and time again.

Daily changing specials, Spanish wines, and stylish marble interiors.

Where: 26-27 Dean St, London W1D 3LL

10 Greek Street

This unpretentious, ingredient-focused restaurant is all about serving up great Mediterranean-inspired food. The menu changes daily depending on ingredients, but you can expect the likes of buttermilk fried cods cheeks, aioli, fennel and baby gem; pork belly with nduja, green beans and shallot; and ginger cake with rhubarb and crème fraiche.

The wine list is lengthy, ever-evolving and reasonably priced – and don’t forget to ask to see their ‘little black book’, a hand-written list of rarer wine gems from around the globe.


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Where: 10 Greek St, London W1D 4DH

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Championing traditional Indian recipes with a modern twist, Gunpowder Soho site is one of our favourite places to go for a pre-theatre meal near Tottenham Court Road.  Starters include Bengali beetroot croquettes and Gunpowder aloo chaat, before choosing from mains of beef pepper fry and tandoori saag paneer.

Two-courses are £22, or finish with an old monk bread and Butter pudding for an extra £3.

Where: 20 Greek St, London W1D 4DU


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Noble Rot

Noble Rot is all about understated dishes, fine produce, seasonal fair and great wine. Our favourite time to pop in is during lunch, where the set menu is priced at just £18 for two courses and £22 for three. Tuck into an ever-changing menu depending on the season –  from poached chicken with radishes and tarragon mayonnaise; to a sour cherry mess.

Trust us, at those prices, it’ll become a firm favourite.

Tuck into an ever-changing menu depending on the season.

Where: 2 Greek St, London W1D 4NB

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Flat Iron

Hands down one of the best, most affordable steaks in London, Flat Iron do one thing and they do it well – a flat iron cut of beef, cooked to perfection and served with salad. With smashing sides like chips and creamed spinach, nice wine and homemade beef dripping chips, this unpretentious restaurant offers warm, friendly service and dinner for less than twenty quid.

The best bit? Dessert is free, so leave room to indulge in the incredible homemade vanilla soft serve with chocolate shavings.

Where: 9 Denmark St, London WC2H 8LS

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