restaurants with trolleys in London

Dining out in London is always entertaining. From activity bars to restaurants with live music, you can dream up a restaurant concept and it’s guaranteed to have a place in this city. And then there are concepts that date back in time but come back into popularity, one of them being restaurants with trolleys – read on to find out the ten best restaurants with trolleys in London.

If you’re looking to add some theatrics to your next dining experience or want somewhere that’s guaranteed to impress of a first date, heading to a restaurant with a trolley is always fun. Set in some of the city’s finest establishments, the trolley has been reintroduced to wow diners with excellent dishes, from table-side roasts carved in front of you to trolleys stacked with only the finest caviar. Here are the finest restaurants with trolleys in London… 

The Ritz

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If there was ever any more of an excuse to visit The Ritz, it’s their endless trolley activities. Set inside the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant, complete with marble columns, floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Green Park and sparkling chandeliers, dining here is truly remarkable. Head here on a Sunday and you can look forward to a table-side off-the-beef trolley experience. It’s as elaborate as it sounds.  

Don’t fancy a roast? Try their new Winter Infusion Tea Trolley, the ultimate way to end dining at the restaurant, complete with aromatic scents and flavours of the winter season.

150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR

The Lanesborough Grill

Sunday roast with a difference, The Lanesborough Grill offers a feast for the eyes just as much the stomach. Centred around large joints of British beef, it’s carved at the table from one of their many ornate, antique trolleys and served alongside all the usual trimmings. 

The restaurant’s interiors are just as theatrical as the dining, home to regency-inspired features, baby blue furnishings, cream pillars and gilded walls, all lit underneath softly lit chandeliers.

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA

The Game Bird, The Stafford

Looking for a unique restaurant with trolley in London? Add a touch of class to your dining and try The Game Bird’s fish-fuelled trolley. Located inside The Stafford London, you can look forward to an evening packed with trolley theatrics as you watch their talented team carve H Forman & Son smoked salmon and house-cured Chalk Stream trout, served with a selection of seasonings. 

Fancy something sweet? Opt for their classic crepe suzette, flamed tableside for your enjoyment.

16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, SW1A 1NJ

45 Jermyn Street

45 Jermyn Street - restaurants with trolleys in London

As if ordering a round of caviar wasn’t fancy enough, 45 Jermyn Street offer the experience complete with a trolley. 

Served with Blinis, baked new potatoes and scrambled eggs made table side, this is the type of fanfare you’d want to bring out when you’re meeting the in-laws for the first time or an anniversary meal. 

A minimum of 10 grams per table is required, with options including Siberian Sturgeon, Golden Oscietra and Iranian Beluga 000.

45 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, SW1Y 6DN

The Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay

We’ve harped on about Gordon Ramsay’s legendary beef wellington many times at The Handbook and we’re about to again as it’s just that good. 

For a really elaborate affair, book into The Savoy Grill by Gordon Ramsay and experience the wellington in all its action, table-side. Crisp on the outside and pink in the middle, their classic beef wellington is packed with flavour, served with confit red onion and red wine jus.

The Strand, WC2R 0EZ

Corrigan’s Mayfair

Dairy lovers, one look at this cheese trolley and we know you’ll want to indulge. Corrigan’s Mayfair might be known for its modern British and Irish dishes overseen by Richard Corrigan, but it’s their cheese trolley where the real action comes to play. 

Served table-side with homemade oat crackers and chutney, select from a range of award-winning cheeses, from Chef Corrigan’s favourite Irish fromages to Head Chef Luke Ahearne’s preferred French fancies.

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, W1K 7EH

Wiltons Restaurant

Wiltons has always been at the forefront of the restaurant scene. Now in its 280th year celebrating traditionality and British fining dining, the restaurant boasts a carving trolley available six days a week. 

Filled with theatre and fanfare, choose from the varying daily options, from the roast leg of Dorest lamb with roast potatoes and mint sauce on Mondays to Saturday’s juicy and crisp beef wellington served with fondant potatoes.


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55 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6LX

Rail’s Restaurant, Great Northern Hotel

Set inside King’s Cross’ Great Northern Hotel, you’ll find the Rail’s Restaurant, the restaurant serving up modern British classics and grilled dishes with a French influence. But once you’ve finished on the mains, why not indulge some more and take a peek at their cheese trolley? 

Served at the table, take your pick from their extensive choice of artisan French and British cheeses from La Fromagerie, accompanied by freshly baked bread, a variety of crackers and chutneys and plenty of homemade fresh butter. 

Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras International Station, Pancras Road, N1C 4TB

The English Grill at The Rubens Hotel

Marrying fine dining and exceptional cuisine, The Engish Grill at The Rubens Hotel offers a host of table-side delicacies to enjoy. Add a spectacle to your evening and enjoy hand-carved meats and smoked salmon prepared at the table, from the steak Diane flambéed at the table to the H. Forman salmon sliced in front of you.

39 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0PS

Bentley’s Bar & Grill

Who doesn’t like the idea of a Champagne trolley? Upstairs at Bentley’s you can expect to rub shoulders with some of their most esteemed guests, deserving of the finest Champagnes served from the trolley. 

Filled to the brim with their sommeliers’ chosen bottles of the day, these fizzes are chilled and change daily. This is the perfect way to spend an afternoon – cheers!

11-15 Swallow Street, W1B 4DG

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