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Diners' Choice: Modern European restaurants in London

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Modern European cuisine in London? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of 10 Greek Street restaurant
4.9
4.9 (16)
£41 and over
Modern European
Soho
About the restaurant
10 Greek Street, a neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Soho, opened in February 2012. Ever since then we have been serving London beautiful, seasonal food with a perfectly curated wine list in a relaxed and welcoming environment. The restaurant has established itself as a classic Soho staple, serving a daily changing menu that celebrates premium ingredients alongside a constantly evolving wine and drinks list.
Top review
DavidM
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Food was delicious and the small menu was great. Def recommend
A photo of Myrtle Restaurant restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1076)
£41 and over
Modern European
Chelsea
About the restaurant
We are a modern European restaurant with an Irish influence. You can find us Just off the King's Road on Langton Street.

Our tasting menus focus on the best seasonal Irish produce celebrating traditional & contemporary recipes. We’re more than happy to accommodate dietary requirements, please do let us know when you book as well as any other notes that will help us create a memorial experience
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Nice quiet meal for two with great food very friendly and caring service and knowledgeable sommelier. Can’t wait to come back.
A photo of Michael Nadra Primrose Hill Brasserie & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1170)
£26 to £40
Modern European
Primrose Hill
About the restaurant
Using Michael’s classical French training, he combines global influences with modern techniques to create flavoursome, fresh and delicious dishes. Everything is crafted in our kitchen and prepared to order – from our artisan bread to homemade ice cream. The menus change with the seasons and are dependent on what is fresh each day. We offer carefully balanced dishes – meticulously crafted and perfectly presented every time. Those with special dietary requirements and/or allergy sufferers are well catered for with our vegan and vegetarian options – there is no compromise on taste. Let Michael and his team share their culinary passions with you.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 5, 2024
The roast was the best! Meat cooked to perfection also the roast potatoes were super crispy. I also loved that they had an option for a gluten free Yorkshire pudding which I have never seen any where else in London. I can’t wait to come back honestly such a tasty meal
A photo of Salut! - Islington restaurant
4.8
4.8 (417)
£41 and over
Modern European
Islington
About the restaurant
"Boasting an intimate dining experience, Salut! is a Modern European restaurant in Islington that offers casual yet fine dining food and a relaxed atmosphere.

Watch your dish being prepared in the open kitchen, from the warm and comfortable dining room with wooden tables and vintage furnishings.

A short walk from Dalston Junction and Highbury & Islington station, Salut! offers a relaxed take on modern-European food. Savour dishes with an emphasis on local produce as well as sustainably sourced fish and organic vegetables. We provide our guests with beautifully crafted dishes, with a passion to share our curiosity and love of modern European food.

On offer is a seasonal a la carte menu, lunch menu, artisanal wine list, and private hire."
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 1 day ago
Excellent and inventive food, the meal was amazing as was the service from the friendly host.
A photo of Utter Waffle Herne Hill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (421)
£25 and under
Modern European
Herne Hill
About the restaurant
Utter Waffle is an award-winning Brunch & Street Food restaurant, as seen on ITV News & Sunday Brunch!
Found opposite Brockwell Pk in Herne Hill, here at Utter Waffle we specialise in…you guessed it - waffles! But here’s the thing, try to forget everything you think you knew about the humble waffle, these are life-changing, and just as good eaten at breakfast, brunch or alongside a craft beer or wine for dinner! Think award-winning breakfast waffles, waffles stuffed with chorizo & mozzarella, or even a club waffle, stacked with fried chicken, bacon & bloody Mary relish...yeah baby! For those with a sweet tooth - fret not, we’re also the proud winners of The Best Dessert in the UK (British Street Food Awards).

We pride ourselves on a super-inclusive menu. Co-owned by a coeliac, we are allergy specialists with 99% of our menu being suitable for coeliacs; plus we boast loads of vegetarian and vegan options too…really something for everybody!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
My favourite place in south London - delicious food lovely staff and great atmosphere
A photo of Hawthorn restaurant
4.7
4.7 (441)
£41 and over
Modern European
Kew
About the restaurant
Hawthorn is a refined neighbourhood restaurant serving modern European and British cuisine. We offer a friendly and relaxed environment suitable for any occasion and are located a very short walk from Kew Gardens and Kew station.
We opened in February 2023 and have been featured in the Good Food Guide top 100 neighbourhood restaurants and also added into the 2023 Michelin guide.

Chef and Owner Joshua Hunter
Top review
pug2black
Dined 2 days ago
Really top class local restaurant such a pity it is closing in a few days time. Sadly financially they cant make it work, neither could the Chez Bruce group previously, so where do the locals of Kew go? The area of Richmond/Kew caters much more to those liking chains of restaurants so having this was wonderful.
A photo of The French Table restaurant
4.9
4.9 (4574)
£41 and over
Modern European
Surbiton
About the restaurant
Serving contemporary French food, this much-loved independent restaurant has been going strong for over 22 years.
Before booking, please note the restaurant has both downstairs and upstairs.
The same menu options are available on both floors. There is no lift upstairs.
Re Tasting Menu Timings: For the option to enjoy our tasting menu, at lunch you must book before 1.45pm and at dinner, please book before 8.45pm. Tasting menus are unavailable outside of these times.
If you cannot find a table, please contact the restaurant team direct as not all tables are available to book online. Please contact the restaurant with any private dining enquiries.
Credit card details required. No shows or cancellations less than 2 days in advance will be subject to a charge of £25 per person.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Been over 10 years since last visit, continues to be outstanding and great to see TFT still thriving. Great evening
A photo of Medlar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2309)
£41 and over
Modern European
Chelsea
About the restaurant
Medlar is an independently owned restaurant from Chef Joe Mercer Nairne and Front of House Manager David O'Connor.The restaurant has gained many exemplary reviews over the years and have built a fine reputation for food and service.

Top review
Edward
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
Another outstanding meal with excellent service. Top notch. My favourite London restaurant.
A photo of The Light House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1567)
£25 and under
Modern European
Wimbledon
About the restaurant
Fresh, light, modern, and sophisticated are words that describe both The Light House restaurant in the south London suburb of Wimbledon and its meltingly good Italian fusion cuisine. The dining room is pleasingly modern and spacious, all pale walls with striking artworks, blond floors and furniture, and there is a lovely patio for lingering on and on. The Light House menu changes every day to make best use of the freshest seasonal ingredients and each dish is an adventure. Try perroche bruschetta with piquillo peppers, caperberries, babaganoush and Greek olives to start, perhaps followed by pan-fried sea bass on wild garlic leaves, courgettes, ratte potatoes and romesco sauce. Black pepper cheesecake with gooseberry compote is a winner, too. For chatty lunches, romantic evenings, memorable Sunday lunches or satisfying meals when Wimbledon tennis is in full swing, The Light House is waiting with excellent modern European food and friendly service.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 18, 2024
We booked last minute and were lucky to find a table available. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. Highly recommended for a date night.
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