Where to Dine Near South Kensington Station

In southwest London, South Kensington Station is a stop on the London Underground transit system between Sloane Square and Gloucester Road. The station serves over 33 million people per year on average and has been open since 1868 with transportation services such as the tube, buses, and taxis. 

And while the station is very nice with several places to get a bite to eat, you may want to see the neighborhood while you look for food. So, get out into southwest London and dine! But before you choose an eatery, drop your suitcases off at a suitcase storage site near South Kensington Station and try one of these places.

  • Drury 188-189 

Want a quick bite for breakfast? Drury 188-189 started when two best friends decided to quit their 9 to 5 jobs and do what they love; make and serve delicious food. They have two locations in southwest London, in Hackney and Covent Garden, and both serve outstanding breakfast and brunch foods.   

With over 15 breakfast dishes, you will surely find something you love. Some of the Hackney favorites include artisan brioche French toast with sweet cinnamon, eggs benedict, and eggs Florentine. Or try the smashed avocado with lemon dressing on organic sourdough toast with poached eggs. 

  • Goddards at Greenwich

How about pie and mash for lunch? Goddards at Greenwich has been serving the people of London since 1890 so they must be doing something right. They still use the same recipes and pride themselves on using only locally sourced meat and ingredients. But they serve more than just traditional pies and mash.

Their traditional pies include 100% British minced beef in flaky dough with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. Other fillings for their tasty pies include chicken, ham, steak, kidney, and lamb, and they even have a veggie pie. For those who enjoy them, hot or cold jellied eels have been a famous dish here too since 1890. 

  • Mooshies

If you are into vegan food but want a burger, head over to Mooshies. The owners, John and Nelly, built their awesome establishment from the kitchen out with limited funds and went from a small kitchen serving out their back door to a popup that became a permanent residence because it was so popular. 

Their delicious Mooshies are made of organic quinoa and black beans with caramelized onions and vegan cheese. They also serve a “fish” sandwich made with panko-coated eggplant, tartar sauce, seaweed, and vegan cheese. And their magic mushroom burger is fried oyster mushrooms and hash browns with sriracha mayo.

  • Pizza Union

Pizza lovers will rejoice at the delicious taste of Pizza Union pies, and they serve them superfast, so you don’t have to wait long if you need to get back to the station. There are 16 specialty pizzas to choose from, including one vegan and five vegetarian. The yummy Pollo is chicken, peppers, mozzarella, and tomatoes. 

For something different on your pie, try the Fiorentina. It is topped with fresh spinach, egg, parmesan, mozzarella, and tomatoes. The Giardino is the only vegan pizza with tomatoes, vegan mozzarella, peppers, and mushrooms with double basil. Or choose from three salads including rucola, verdure, or spinaci.

  • Andy’s Taverna

You can even get Greek food in London! Andy’s Taverna opened in 1967 and the family-run eatery has been serving homemade traditional Greek cuisine ever since. But it is not just the food. The wine list is amazing, and the service is spectacular. From appetizers to desserts, it is all worth trying. 

You could start with shrimp cocktail, hummus, or calamari to name a few, before moving on to the entrées. One of the favorites is the Kleftiko, which is a traditional leg of lamb cooked in tomato sauce and served with roasted potatoes. Can’t decide? Get the Mixed Grill with lamb chops, kebabs, and pork. 


  • Core by Clare Smyth

For a fine dining experience, Core by Clare Smyth boasts three Michelin stars and uses the finest British ingredients with a unique and creative flair. The chef has also been named World’s Best Female Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. From the moment you walk in, you will know you are going to love it.

You will be enthralled by the atmosphere, beauty, and ambiance of the dining room and the friendliness of the staff but the food is what will really blow your mind. The Beef and Oysters is a popular meal, made with Highland wagyu and Porthilly oysters. The roasted cod with Morecambe Bay shrimp and Swiss chard is also mouthwatering.

  • Nipa Thai Restaurant

If you are craving Asian cuisine, Nipa Thai Restaurant is another fine dining establishment in southwest London that will make you want more. This is the most authentic Thai food outside of Bangkok, has been in business for more than 20 years, and is known for its five flavors of salty, bitter, spicy, sour, and sweet. 

Some of their delectable appetizers include the steamed rice wrap with sauteed chicken and roasted peanuts, Thai fish cakes with sweet chili sauce, and spring rolls with glass noodles and crab meat. Or try the tasting menu with seven courses like shrimp and coconut soup and crisp fried sea bass with coriander.

  • Maître Choux

You do not want to miss out on a fabulous London dessert and Maitre Choux is famous for its French pastries. In fact, it is the first and only choux pastry shop in the world and they have been honored with three Michelin stars, so it has to be good. Each of the creations is unique and picture-perfect as well as exquisite.

The choux pastries are not the only scrumptious delights they make. Their eclairs are also unbelievable, and they have a variety to choose from. The Persian Pistachio is filled with pistachio cream with a nutty flavor and candied pistachios. And the Paris Brest is nougat, praline, hazelnut, and whipped cream. 

While you are in southwestern London, there are some attractions you really should not miss after your delicious meal! The London Eye is the tallest cantilevered observation wheel in Europe at 443 feet tall. You should also see the Tower Bridge, built in 1886, and a beautiful suspension bridge with two 213-foot towers. 


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