London Food Guide: Indoor venues to try

London Food Guide: Indoor venues to try

With restaurants able to open their indoor seating areas, dinners are no longer limited to venues with outdoor sections and terraces. The deliveries and meal kits that kept us going last year are finally taking a backseat to the real restaurant experience. Whether that’s the indoor The Skinny Kitchen, Circolo Popolare or Frenchie, it feels good to be back inside. When visuals are everything, here are the London indoor venues to visit to pimp up your Instagram feed.

Circolo Popolare

Circolo Popolare brings the style of the Sicilian coastline to Rathbone Square, with an armada of plants, lights festooned everywhere, and 20,000 bottles of booze lining the walls. The effect is right in the Gloria wheelhouse of showness, creating a rustic Italian joint. Circolo Popolare focuses on the cuisine of Sicily and the Mediterranean, with small, easily-digested plates like their metre-long pizzas on offer. Other dishes include gigantic sheets of pasta topped with tomato and aubergines and pork skewers al Arrabiata. Dessert evokes the incredible spectacle of Gloria’s lemon meringue pie with huge amounts of ice cream and giant cookie chunks.

The Skinny Kitchen London

The Skinny Kitchen

The Skinny Kitchen Islington is an exciting destination for good fresh food and amazing cocktails. With sounds inspired by Ibiza, tropical settings and a sociable atmosphere, voted the most Instagrammable restaurant in the UK by Glamour magazine, this is one of the most talked about destinations in London and one that you do not want to miss.

They provide something for all. It offers everyday food but with a fresh and creative twist as well as offering a really broad menu for veggies and vegans. Their main focus is ingredients, flavour and simplicity. Their delicious food is accompanied by unique carefully designed low sugar and natural cocktails, organic beers and vegan wines. Bringing a taste of Ibiza to London they have a resident DJ accompanied by bongos, sax and live vocals for their bottomless brunch, a party you do not want to miss.

Frenchie London


Frenchie is a very special sort of restaurant, a central London dining room right in the heart of Theatreland, elegant enough, yet relaxed enough to never make you feel uncomfortable or intimidated. Part of the reason this balance has been so effortlessly achieved is thanks to the ‘Frenchie’ himself, Gregory Marchand who combines his classical, technical training with a playful, creative approach to cooking. It’s why the original Frenchie, in Paris, has a six-month waiting list. As for the setting, if it’s light and airy you’re after, sit upstairs, at street level; for more buzz, go for the basement, where you can watch the chefs glide around the gleaming open kitchen.

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