The Good Food Guide has announced the best restaurants in London as part of their 2023 awards. 

Although there can only be one overall winner, the guide picks a select few to be part of the acclaimed list. 

This year 2023 local restaurant winner for London was Les 2 Garçons in Crouch End which was described as an "authentic bistro".

The Good Food Guide awards were created 13 years ago to "celebrate the places that are the beating heart of communities around Britain".

The website adds: "This year, we received more than 37,000 nominations from diners advocating their beloved local haunts. It turned out to be the strongest field of contenders we’ve ever seen.

"So, alongside our national and regional winners, we are recognising an extended list of venues offering brilliant, creative, personal hospitality in all corners of Britain."

You can see the full list of winners via the website

London's best restaurants according to the Good Food Guide

Eight restaurants across the capital received a special nod on the esteemed list, these are:

  • Les 2 Garçons in Crouch End (Winners)
  • Copper & Ink in Blackheath
  • Church Road in Barnes
  • Sam's Riverside in Hammersmith
  • The Holland in Kensington 
  • Giulia in Shepherds Bush
  • Akub in Notting Hill
  • Hawthorn in Kew

Each restaurant was awarded for its own unique characteristics and offerings, with Italian restaurant Giulia noted for its authentic flavours. 

Meanwhile, the Palestinian cooking at Akub gave the judges a new taste and left them wanting to explore more of the culture. 

As reviews at Good Food Guide share, each of the restaurants mentioned received a mention as they offer "a taste of what everybody craves – good, honest food at an affordable price."