London's restaurant scene is one of the most diverse and exciting in the world. From traditional trattorias to trendy sharing concepts, London offers a venue to everyone's taste! These are the top cosy Mediterranean restaurants in London, where good food meets cool and relaxing vibes.
Based on the concept of the typical “trattoria Bolognese”, that mainly emphasises the quality and the freshness of the raw materials. All the italian products are carefully selected from the best available suppliers in the native region. The specialties, such as Piadina Romagnola, Garganelli and the famous Tortellini are all handmade. Freshness is the key factor of quality. Therefore, Cacciari's in-house production guarantees that customers are offered only fresh products prepared every morning.
Why: Fresh products and food cooked like my mamma!
Top Dish: Tortellini Panna e Prosciutto
Top Drink: Negroni
Address: 349 Portobello Road
Inspired by the flavours and colours of Southern French cuisine, Bandol's Executive Chef Zsolt Ferencz brings Nicoise and Provencale sharing dishes to London with fresh, simple ingredients at heart, paired with carefully selected wines from the region.
Why: Colours of Southern French
Top Dish: Bandol Bouillabaisse
Top Drink: Vacqueyras
Address: 6 Hollywood Road
Brutto's philosophy is simplicity and quality, authenticity and big flavours, in a fun, convivial environment. The restaurant is billed as a "tribute to the dining rooms of urban Tuscany" with Florence and Siena the big focus. "It'll be a little bit of theatre every day."
Why: "Ugly but good"
Top Dish: Bistecca alla fiorentina
Top Drink: Caffè Espresso at the bar
Address: 36-37 Greenhill Rents
Lurra takes its influence from the traditional charcoal and wood grills "Erretegia" found all over the Basque Country. This is a great culinary tradition that enhances flavour, aromas and respects the virtues of the product. Lurra means "land' in Basque. A name that reflects the guiding principles of serving authentic, natural and well sourced produce from wild turbot to “Txuleta” steaks.
Why: Taditional Charcoal
Top Dish: Galician Blond
Top Drink: Alhambra Especial
Address: 9 Seymour Place
Mazi's vision is to show the rest of the world how innovative, tasty and refined Greek food can be. They derive their inspiration from the traditional Greek table and reinterpret old time classic recipes with a modern twist. MAZI, which means “together” in Greek, revives the sharing culinary tradition of Greece and is at the very core of our restaurant’s concept.
Why: Contemporary Approach
Top Dish: Black Trulle Chicken
Top Drink: Mastiha Mojito
Address: 12-14 Hillgate Street
“Connubio” is an Italian word that means the melange of two or more things, in this case is food and wine from two different cuisines! Twist Connubio is the place of passions. An Italian-Spanish sharing style restaurant, wine oriented with more than 20 wines served by the glass.
Cuisine: Mediterranean Taps
Why: Open Kitchen
Top Dish: Fried Courgette Flowers
Top Drink: Franciacorta
Address: 42 Crawford Street
Barrafina serves modern Spanish tapas on a beautiful marble-topped bar where guests can sit and watch the chefs at work and stylish red leather stools. The a la carte menus comprise authentic regional dishes from around Spain and there is also a daily changing specials menu unique to each restaurant. The succinct wine list features the finest Spanish sherries, Cavas and wines.
Why: Dining Counter Experience
Top Dish: Gambas Rojas al Ajillo
Top Drink: Fino Cesar Florido
Address: 26-27 Dean Street
Palomar serves the food of modern day Jerusalem, influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant. Seat zinc kitchen bar that overlooks the chefs, a mosaic marble floor leads to the dining room at the back. The intimate, 40 cover space has a reclaimed parquet floor, dark oak panelled walls, banquette seating in royal blue leather, and features a skylight allowing natural light to flood in.
Top Dish: Glazed Octopus
Top Drink: Mezcal Garito
Address: 34 Rupert Street