Eating and Drinking
Black Rabbit Cafe is an intimate cafe that serves excellent coffee and a nice selection of cakes and pastries. This is only a 6 minute walk away - 308 Old Brompton Rd, London SW5 9JF.
Over Under serves great speciality coffee and fresh food and is the perfect place to go for a light breakfast and drink and/or to work in. A 5 minute walk only - 181a Earl’s Court Road, SW5 9RD.
Dolci Coffee & Juice – a fanciful brunch spot only a two minute walk away - 176 Earls Ct Rd, SW5 9QQ.
Cafe du Coin - a large cafe with many options to choose from and has outdoor seating. Only a 5 minute walk away - Earls Ct Rd, SW5 9RD.
Paul (Earl's Court branch) is a French bakery that serves high quality sandwiches, pastries or home-made French bread. A 5 minute walk away - 185 Earls Court Road, SW5 9RB.
Balans Soho Society (Kensington branch) - a relaxed brasserie that serves all-day brunch as well as lunch and dinner. A short 15 minute walk will get you there - 187 Kensington High St, W8 6SH.
Raitakrai Thai Earl's Court – a hidden gem two in the heart of Earl’s Court, serving traditional Thai dishes that will satisfy your appetite. A short 8 minute walk - 306 Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9BA.
Como Garden - A classy Italian tapas restaurant, inspired by the beauty of Lake Como. Recommended for each person is 3 dishes to experience a whole variety of tastes. Como Garden is a 20 minute walk away - 37-45 Kensington High St, W8 5ED.
Sichuan Popo is a restaurant that serves Chinese food, specifically from the Sichuan Province in China. Each dish is authentic and is packed with bold flavours. Sichuan Popo is only a 10 minute walk away - 35 Earls Ct Rd, London W8 6ED.
Maggie Jones's is a rustic farmhouse-style themed restaurant serving British menu. With its beautiful interiors and incredible food, this is definitely a place to check out. A 20 minute walk away - 6 Old Ct Pl, W8 4EP.
Lillie Langtry is a fancy gastropub serving bold British dishes and has a scenic pub garden. All the food is sourced from local suppliers and the cocktails are carefully curated to perfection. A 10 minute walk away - 19 Lillie Rd, SW6 1UE.
Kings Mediterranean - a mediterranean restaurant that serves meze and grill. An 8 minute walk away - 308 Earls Ct Rd, SW5 9BA.
The Bottlery - a bar and grill that serves both seafood and steak as well as a a nice selection of wine. A ten minute walk away - 231 Earls Ct Rd, SW5 9AH.
Mali Vegan Thai is a restaurant that is tucked away in Earl's Court, offering classic Thai dishes but vegan. A 5 minute walk away - 5a Hogarth Pl, SW5 0QT.
Cambio De Tercio is a Spanish restaurant located in the heart of Chelsea, serving both traditional and modern tapas. A 15 minute walk away - 163 Old Brompton Road, SW5 0LJ.
Bars and pubs:
Earls Court Tavern – a friendly local pub that serves British pub classics in a warm, family-friendly atmosphere. Only a 5 minute walk - 123 Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9RL.
The Prince consists of 3 pub, 3 restaurants and a large floral beer garden. Expect a lively crowd, especially in the warm weather as The Prince has a large outdoor seating area with an open roof. From live music to DJs, you can be sure to have a good time at this spot. A 10 minute walk away - 14 Lillie Rd, SW6 1TT.
If you’re in the mood for handcrafted, unique cocktails, then check out Evans & Peel Detective Agency. It takes on a prohibition-era theme and a detective agency setup that seeks to solve your case whilst offering you live 20s swing music and bootlegged liquor. An 8 minute walk away - 310c Earls Ct Rd, SW5 9BA.
The Blackbird serves great beer and food and is only a 5 minute walk away - 209 Earl's Court Road, SW5 9AN.
LONDON FOOD AND DRINK
Granger & Co. Chelsea has a sophisticated yet relaxed and friendly setting that serves classic brunch dishes with an Aussie accent. Take the District line to Sloane Square station and walk 5 minutes - 237-239 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0BP.
Sunday in Brooklyn is an American style restaurant in Notting Hill, seeing both classic brunch dishes as well as burgers and pancakes that fits with its theme. A 20 minute journey on the District line from Earls Court station to Notting Hill Gate station with a 10 minute will get you there - 98 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RU.
Railhouse Cafe is a modern and contemporary brasserie and bar place located in Victoria that serves a mix of European and Asian dishes. This restaurant is the sister branch of the famous Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia and does not disappoint! A 20 minute journey on the District line from Earls Court station to Victoria station will take you there - 8 Sir Simon Milton Sq, SW1E 5DJ.
The Black Penny - each branch has a slightly differing menu but all three offer stellar filling portions. To get to the Sloane Square branch, take the District line to Sloane Square station and walk 3 minutes - 55 Duke of York Square, SW3 4LY.
Farm Girl (South Kensington branch) is the perfect brunch spot in summer - enjoy a latte and a focaccia sandwich or some freshly baked goods in the sunshine with their outdoor seating. Take the District line to South Kensington station - 8 Exhibition Rd, South Kensington, SW7 2HF.
Big Mamma Group owns many Italian-style restaurants across London and Europe. In London specifically, 5 trattorias (laid-back and informal restaurants), each themed with differing Italian towns, are highly popular with tourists and locals alike. Heavy on the decor and portions, each restaurant (Gloria, Circolo Popolare, Ave Mario, Jacuzzi, Carlotta) is definitely a crowd-pleaser.
If you want something relaxed, then Pizza Pilgrims is the place to go. Pizza Pilgrims serves authentic Neapolitan pizza and has many branches across London, from Soho to East London, so you can be sure to find a restaurant near you no matter where you are. The nearest branch to us is the Victoria branch: to get there, take the District line to Victoria station and walk 5 minutes - 32-34 Buckingham Palace Rd, SW1W 0QP.
Homeslice Neal's Yard produces quality pizzas that you can order 20 inches whole that you can share with a few people and have different flavours split 50/50 on the pizza. OR you can order by 12 inch slice instead. Take the Piccadilly line to Covent Garden station and walk 3 minutes to reach the Neal's Yard branch - 13 Neal's Yard, WC2H 9DP.
Fat Hippo is a burger restaurant in the heart of London's West End, with vegan options available and friendly service. To get here, walk to Barons Court station, take the Piccadilly line to Leicester Square station and walk 4 minutes - 68-70 Wardour St, W1F 0TB.
Zedél is an authentic French Art Deco brasserie in the centre of Piccadilly. On the weekends, live music is played in the background by their house band, creating a lively atmosphere. Zédel also has a cocktail bar, theatre and cabaret and a Parisian café. The food is at an affordable price, particularly if you order the 'Prix Fixe' (fixed price) menu for two/ three courses. Walk 5 minutes to Earl's Court station and take the Piccadilly line to Piccadilly Circus station to get here - 20 Sherwood St, W1F 7ED.
If you're in Soho and fancy quality Sri Lankan food, then check out Paradise Soho. Each dish is based on a family recipe and is infused with the energy of Sri Lanka. If you want to taste exquisite Sri Lankan house batched cocktails, then stay after the evening service finishes, only on Thursdays to Sundays. To get here, take the Piccadilly line to Piccadilly Circus station and walk 4 minutes - 61 Rupert St, W1D 7PW.
Vardo in Chelsea is a nomadic-styled restaurant, with its low and slow cooking technique menu that is situated in a glass pavilion. You can enjoy their food all day as they serve everything from breakfast foods to larger plates for the evening. Either walk 40 minutes or take a 15 minute ride on the District line to get here - 9 Duke Of York Square, SW3 4LY.
Eat Tokyo is a cheap and delicious Japanese restaurant with six branches across London. The portions are large and the bento boxes particularly are memorable. The closest branch is in Notting Hill Gate and takes 10 minutes by tube or a 30 minute walk - 17 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3JQ.
Crisp W6 Pizza that operates in the Chancellors Pub is a favourite to locals in Hammersmith. If you like thin crusts and crisp pizzas, then be sure to check out this pizza joint. Grab a drink at the Chancellors Pub afterwards! Take a 30 minute walk or take the District line to Hammersmith station and walk 7 minutes - 25 Crisp Rd, W6 9RL.
Bancone is a Michelin star yet affordable restaurant that serves fresh Italian handmade pasta. It now has a second branch due to its success in Covent Garden. Both restaurants, in Covent Garden and in Soho, take around 20 minutes to get to by tube from The Paramount Hotel - WC2N 4DD (Covent Garden branch), W1F 9EL (Soho branch).
Bars and pubs:
Bar Termini is an espresso and cocktail bar, specialising in negronis. The cocktails are specially crafted and is inspired by bar culture in 1950s Italy. To get here, take the Piccadilly line to Leicester Square station - 7 Old Compton St, W1D 5JE.
Simmons Bar has many locations all across London and has great cocktails for a cheap price. Every branch has fun music and a buzzing atmosphere. Be sure to go during happy hour. There are 26 different venues so make sure to go to their website.
Nightjar Carnaby creates signature cocktails in an old-school glamour with live music in the background right underneath Carnaby Street. With a menu designed and categorised towards different periods of time, from pre-prohibition to post-war, you will definitely find the perfect cocktail here. Take the Piccadilly line to Piccadilly Circus station and walk 5 minutes - Kingly Court, 49-51 Carnaby St, W1F 9PY.
After visiting Coal Drops Yard, why not take a 15 minute walk to The Lexington, an award winning pub in Islington. It doubles up as a music venue on certain nights so be sure to check out their website for more information. From The Paramount Hotel, take the Piccadilly line to Kings Cross St. Pancras station and walk 10 minutes - 96-98 Pentonville Rd, N1 9JB.
SOMA Soho - a minimalist approach to a speakeasy cocktail bar in Soho. A 30 minute tube journey on the Piccadilly line - 14 Denman St, London W1D 7HJ
Ronnie Scott's is a jazz club in Soho that makes great cocktails and has exceptional live music. The intimate ambience makes you appreciate the music genre and is definitely a place to check out. Take the Piccadilly line to Leicester Square station and walk 5 minutes - 47 Frith St, W1D 4HT.