June 15 2023
London’s neon mecca attracts shoppers, tourists and Londoners looking to party. With so many attractions to explore, you’ll probably be ready to stop for a bite to eat at some point. Fortunately, it has some amazing restaurants to eat at, too. To avoid the tourist traps and fast-food joints, use our guide to the best places to eat in Piccadilly Circus.
The Michelin-recommended Shoryu Ramen is one of the food places in Piccadilly Circus worth seeking out. It’s a chain of ramen restaurants that started with this Regent Street branch in 2012. The menu takes inspiration from the street food in Japan’s Hakata district and specialises in Tonkotsu ramen made with thin ramen noodles in a rich 12-hour pork broth. They also serve up delicious steamed hirata buns. Yum!
Service is quick and friendly but not rushed, so it’s ideal if you and your family want a quick fix of authentic Japanese food, before moving on to the next adventure.
Welcome to the jungle, baby! Earn cool points from your kids on a trip to the Jungle Cave restaurant near the M&M’s store in Piccadilly Circus. Formerly the Rainforest Cafe, it has vines and waterfalls, animatronic animals and jungle sounds to accompany your meal. The hourly thunderstorm adds even more excitement.
The food roams from all-American classics – like burgers and hot dogs – to Sriracha salmon, braised lamb shank and wok noodles. Book a table and treat the little ones to an immersive wildlife adventure in the heart of Piccadilly Circus.
For a more decadent, grown-up dining experience, head to Hawksmoor, Air Street. This large British seafood and steak restaurant serves up plenty of art déco glamour with floor-to-ceiling etched-glass windows overlooking Regent Street and a bar to rival Claridge’s.
After previously focusing just on steak, this is Hawksmoor’s first seafood and steak restaurant, and it’s been a hit with diners and food critics. Visit for a special occasion and dine on delicious dishes like Devon crab on toast, monkfish and Chateaubriand. Or if you’re heading to a nearby show, enjoy their express pre-theatre set menu.
For an authentic Italian restaurant in Piccadilly Circus, San Carlo’s Cicchetti in Piccadilly is a great option. It’s brimming with Venetian charm and is all about celebrating life through food. Don’t be too surprised if the servers break into song now and then, too. The decor is opulent, and the restaurant has an extensive seasonal menu of small plates to share.
There’s plenty of fine Italian wine to go around. Enjoy authentically fresh pasta dishes cooked a little al dente, like truffle and Pecorino ravioli, and leave room for their Sicilian arancini rice balls.
Whichever Piccadilly restaurant you choose, get the most out of your dining experience and combine it with a warm and inviting stay at Thistle Trafalgar Square Hotel and Thistle Piccadilly Hotel, which are both just a few minutes’ walk away.