Vibrant and lively restaurants in London that uphold the spirit of cultural diversity

lively restaurants

When you are eating at restaurants, the venue is as important as the food. Therefore, when you go out for dining, consider the kind of place that matches with your lifestyle. Unless there is perfect matching between the foods with the ambience of the place, you can never expect to be happy with the outcome. The happy union of the atmosphere of the place and the food quality contributes to the success of the restaurants.

We will take you through some of the Greater London restaurants that not only excel in its food and hospitality but also provide a lively and vibrant atmosphere that enhances enjoyment. If you type ‘vibrant restaurants’ during an online search, you would surely find some of the names.


Located at Westminster, Quilon the Michelin star restaurant brings the best Indian cuisines to Central London by displaying the diverse cuisines of the subcontinent. The Indian restaurant derives its name from the city of Kerala in South Western coastal India and serves cuisines that are specialities of the place.  The restaurant serves healthy and contemporary dishes that represent the cuisines of not only Kerala but also Goa.  The menu is a mixture of non-vegetarian and vegetarian foods with seafood constituting the bulk of non-vegetarian dishes also of meat, game and poultry. For exploring the wide range of dishes, it is a good idea to share dishes.

Social Eating House

The interior of the restaurant in Soho is inspiring and vibrant that forms the perfect setting for dining in the true British tradition. The restaurant spreads over two floors with the award-winning bar The Pig occupying the first floor, and the restaurant is on the ground floor. The exposed brick walls of the restaurant with whitewashed copper ceilings nicely complimented by weathered leather Banquette seats together with restored furniture creates an enchanting interior. The menu includes wild mushrooms on toast; black treacle cured cote de porc, Chinese leaf, black pudding and smoked Lincolnshire eel to name a few.  The copper-topped bar on the first floor with reclaimed chairs and antique mirrored ceilings give a vintage look to the place.

The Harwood Arms

The restaurant that is tucked away in the backstreets of Fulham provides a relaxed setting for casual dining and serves food and drinks that have won accolades from connoisseurs of quality food. The restaurant focuses on wild food and game and presents the British produce in its very best form. For maintaining consistent quality, the restaurant has developed relationships with some of the best suppliers. The Sunday roasts are in high demand, and you need to inform them when booking seats so that you do not miss it.

Kitchen W8

Your search for a friendly neighbourhood Michelin star restaurant at Kensington would inevitably end at Kitchen W8. The restaurant promises to send you back feeling better, which they have always proved to its loyal customers who have patronised them since 2009. Serving modern English food with French soul, the menu is seasonal and keeps changing to welcome new arrivals.

About the author: Barry Clarke is a freelance writer who uses his passion for food and cooking to double up as a restaurant reviewer for  He is so much attracted to food that he is thinking about concentrating on writing about it only. Cooking specialties on weekends are routine for him.