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Planning a shopping trip to Oxford Street? Here are a few places on and off the main drag where you can pop in for a bite to eat when you lose the will to do any more shopping or simply want to escape the crowds.

 

Marble Arch to Oxford Circus

If you're willing to stray a little further from this stretch, also look at our guides to the best restaurants in Marylebone and the best restaurants in Mayfair

 

Les 110 de TailleventLes 110 de Taillevent

Where: 16 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 9DD

The people behind Parisian restaurant Taillevent brought this spin-off Les 110 de Taillevent to London. It focuses on food and wine pairings and is named after the 110 wines available by the glass. Each of the 30 dishes is matched by one of four selected glasses.

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28-5028-50

Where: 15-17 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NE

This is a "wine workshop and kitchen" on Marylebone Lane. Once part of a group, it's now a solo wine bar with European food in Marylebone nnd a nice spot to perch yourself up at the counter if you're waiting for someone else to finish shopping..

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Bernardi'sBernardi's

Where: 62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN

Set over two levels this Italian restaurant from Cubitt House alumni serves up lunch, cicchetti, dinner and evening cocktails with a breakfast/brunch offering in the weekends.

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Burger & LobsterBurger & Lobster

Where: 26-28 Binney Street, London W1K 5BN

Previously Smack Lobster, this has now morphed into another branch of the popular upmarket chain serving exactly what it says on the tin. 

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BeastBeast

Where: 3 Chapel Place, London W1G 0BG

Goodman, the people behind the incredibly successful Burger & Lobster opened this restaurant which is focused purely around steak and king crab. Expect communal tables, sides, a big wine list and a limited spirit list too.

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ChisouChisou

Where: 22-23 Woodstock Street, London, W1C 2AR

This is the newest location for Chisou (which relocated from Princes Street in 2018) and it's handy for both Oxford and Regent Streets. Expect modern Japanese cooking and a chef's table sushi bar. 

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DonostiaDonostia

Where: 10 Seymour Place, London W1H 5DB

Donostia serves up Basque-style tapas and pintxos in this Marylebone restaurant (the sibling restaurant of Lurra, across the road). Here you'll find top pintxos, perfectly done tortilla, plenty of txakoli and more Basque delights.

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EmiliaEmilia

Where: 7 Haunch of Venison Yard, London W1K 5ES

Ostensibly the restaurant at Bonham's, but accessible independently from Haunch of Venison Yard, this is from the Quality Chop House people and it's got a loyal audience who come here for excellent pasta and top notch wines, among other treats.

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Harry's BarHarry's Bar

Where: 30-34 James Street, London W1U 1EU

This Italian restaurant is the sister restaurant to Harry’s Dolce Vita and 'inspired by' the private members club of the same name in Mayfair. All are owned by Richard Caring's Caprice Holdings (who's behind The Ivy).

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LurraLurra

Where: 9 Seymour Place, London W1H 5BA

This is from the people behind Donostia - and it's just across the road from their sibling. It's a much larger restaurant and there's a big emphasis on the aged Galician beef, which they import themselves (and supply other restaurants with too). An excellent place to try Basque-style steak in London - and they've a lovely private courtyard.

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The Mayfair ChippyThe Mayfair Chippy

Where: 14 North Audley Street, London W1K 6WE

As you might be able to tell from the name, this is Mayfair's own Fish and Chip shop. So if you're really in the mood for cod and chips, this really is the place to head for. Fast food done well.

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Market Hall West EndMarket Hall West End

Where: 9 Holles Street, London, W1G 0BN

This is the West End version of the Market Hall group  - essentially it's an upmarket food hall/court with a collection of kitchens serving a wide range of food. There's also a large roof terrace and plenty of bars for a drink.

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MEATliquor W1MEATliquor W1

Where: 37-38 Margaret St, Marylebone, London W1G 0JF

They expanded from a pop-up, roaming outlet to become one of the biggest burger restaurants in London. Their first restaurant was in W1 and has now been replaced with this even bigger venue. There are burgers, hot dogs, lethal cocktails and - most usefully - a very late licence.

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Mercato MayfairMercato Mayfair

Where: St Mark's, North Audley St, London W1K 6ZA

This is the second huge market from the same folk who opened Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle - and both markets have a particular Italian feel to them. And it just happens to be in a deconsecrated church. 

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North Audley CanteenNAC - aka North Audley Canteen

Where: 41 N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZP

The North Audley Canteen is a Mayfair bistro and cocktail bar serving a great line in French sharing plates. Founded by childhood friends it's one of Mayfair's classic lunch spots. 

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Rasa W1Rasa W1

Where: 6 Dering St, Mayfair, London W1S 1AD

While Rasa W1 does serve meat and fish, it's slowly become legendary for its vegetarian and vegan feasts. So if you fancy a veg-only break from shopping, head to this South Indian restaurant. 

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Patty & BunPatty & Bun

Where: 54 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1HE

This was the first Patty & Bun restaurant in London, just off Oxford Street, where they started serving up their hugely popular burgers like the 'Ari Gold' cheeseburger and 'Jose jose' chilli burger.

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Roti ChaiRoti Chai

Where: 3-4 Portman Mews South, London W1H 6HS

An Indian street cafe with an urban London feel with small Indian bites including "bun tikka" and "bun kebab" - essentially Indian styled burgers- and a larger restaurant with bigger plates downstairs.

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The Running HorseThe Running Horse

Where: 3-4 Portman Mews South, London W1H 6HS

This pub (with an upstairs cocktail bar) is run by the people behind Chase Brewery so you can be sure that the cocktails are on point. But if you're after food, then the Lobster Croissant sounds like it should revive anyone. 

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The WigmoreThe Wigmore

Where: 15 Langham Pl, Marylebone, London W1B 3DE

Part of The Langham hotel, this is run by Michel Roux Jr but it's much more like a standalone gastropub - and as such is one of the handiest drinking dens in the area. That said, the food is well worth a look - the pies and masala scotch egg particularly.

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ZoiloZoilo

Where: 9 Duke Street, London W1U 3EG

Chef Patron Diego Jacquet is in charge of the food here. Expect the very best of Argentine cuisine using both the best British ingredients as well as Argentine beef (of course). If you can, get a seat in the basement at the counter that surrounds the kitchen - it's super cosy.

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Oxford Circus to Tottenham Court Road

In this stretch of Oxford Street, you'll also want to look at our guides to the best restaurants in Soho and the best restaurants in Fitzrovia. And here are some of the closest...

 

Arcade Food TheatreArcade Food Theatre

Where: 103-105 New Oxford Street, London, WC2H 8LH

Just beyond the top end of Oxford Street is a next-level food court that's opened at the base of Centre Point. But it's the quality of the people involved that has garnered Arcade most of the attention. With people like Oklava, Pophams, Flat Iron, TA TA Eatery and more involved, it's very much the classy operation. 

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Arros QDArros QD

Where: 64 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8NQ

As the name suggests, multiple Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Quique Dacosta's first London restaurant has a big focus on rice with loads of paella on the menu. But it's not ALL rice and there's a cracking bar upstairs as well.

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Berners TavernBerners Tavern

Where: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP

This is the main restaurant at the London Edition and Jason Atherton is in charge of things. Expect a more upmarket affair to some of Atherton's other spots and a frankly jaw-dropping room.

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Chik'n SohoChik'n Soho

Where: 187 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZB

The people behind Chick n' Sours are in charge of this fast-food fried chicken spot CHIK'N. Expect their usual top class fried chicken sandwiches and some excellent sides too.

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Circolo PopolareCircolo Popolare

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

The Big Mamma Group's second opening in London saw them hit up Fitzrovia with a massively OTT slice of Mediterranean charm and flavour. Expect queues.

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CorazonCorazon

Where: 29 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 8QR

If you're looking for Mexican food while shopping, then Corazon is definitely worth a look, just around the corner from the M&S at the Pantheon. There's a top range of tacos and maybe a margarita or two if you need to recover from the crowds.  

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Ember YardEmber Yard

Where: 60-61 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SU

Recently refurbed, this restaurant comes from the people behind Salt Yard and takes its inspiration from the rural Basque and Italian methods of smoking and grilling over charcoal. The menu is almost entirely cooked on a custom-built charcoal-fired grill.

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EthosEthos

Where: 48 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8DX

If you're meat-free and looking for some plant-based dining options while shopping, Ethos should fit the bill. It's a self-service restaurant, with over 40 hot, cold and sweet dishes to choose from. 

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Golden UnionGolden Union

Where: 38 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7LY

More fish and chips to choose from, this is a highly rated chippy with a retro look. Expect sustainably fished seafood with a simple menu featuring cod, plaice and more. Obviously you'll be wanting chips with that. 

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HakkasanHakkasan

Where: 8 Hanway Place, London W1T 1HD

This is the original Hakkasan and if you feel you really deserve it after all that shopping (and still have plenty of money left) this would be a very luxe way to recover. Expect high-end Michelin starred Chinese food and plenty of bling. 

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LaksamaniaLaksamania

Where: 92 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EZ

Coming from a family of well known Hainanese chefs it's no wonder head chef Danny knows his way around a good laksa. They also have a special vegan menu.

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LimaLima

Where: 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JH

This Peruvian restaurant is from Virgilio Martinez, former Executive Chef at Astrid y Gaston, listed on the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. It aims to "integrate Peruvian traditional cuisine with a modern and contemporary twist."

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Sweet ChickSweet Chick

Where: 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JH

The Brooklyn chicken and waffles group backed by rapper Nas have brought their new American comfort food to London. A family-friendly spot during the day it turns more vibey later on.

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As well as our list of standalone restaurants, check out these options in department stores. 

Brasserie of Light at SelfridgesBrasserie of Light at Selfridges

Where: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB

Caprice Holdings - the people behind The Ivy restaurants, Sexy Fish and lots more - are behind this in-your-face restaurant at Selfridges. And, like Sexy Fish, this has a big old Damen Hirst installation front and centre.

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The John Lewis Roof GardenThe John Lewis Roof Garden

Where: 300 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1C 1DX

On the top of John Lewis, there's a roof garden that's well worth seeking out, which features different residencies throughout the year. At the time of writing, it's the Winter Carnival with Jimmy Garcia behind the food. There's an indoors section and plenty of heaters throughout winter. 

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Tonkotsu at SelfridgesTonkotsu at Selfridges

Where: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB

Inside the Selfridges food hall, you'll find a mini version of Tonkotsu, serving up their signature mix of ramen, dumplings and more. Counter dining only, it's well worth grabbing a stool here. 

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