Fitzrovia Flavours: A Culinary Exploration - Hudsons

Fitzrovia Flavours: A Culinary Exploration

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Nestled in the heart of central London, the neighbourhood of Fitzrovia has quietly emerged as a premier culinary destination. Once known primarily for its literary and artistic associations, this vibrant area has blossomed into a hub of exceptional dining experiences that rival the best the city has to offer.

From Michelin-starred fine dining to innovative interpretations of global cuisines, Fitzrovia’s food scene reflects the neighbourhood’s diverse character. Celebrated chefs have staked their claim here, drawn by the area’s creative energy and discerning clientele. Meanwhile, a growing cohort of independent cafes, cocktail bars and specialty food purveyors have further cemented Fitzrovia’s reputation as a must-visit destination for food lovers.

When it comes to getting to know a new destination, its food is a great starting point. We’ll dive into some of the standout venues that are elevating Fitzrovia’s profile – new residents will find this unassuming pocket of London has something to satisfy every palate.

Pied à Terre

Pied à Terre has long been a highlight of Fitzrovia’s dining scene. This renowned Michelin-starred restaurant has maintained its reputation for culinary excellence for decades, with celebrated restaurateur David Moore at the helm and new Executive Head Chef Phil Kearsey in the kitchen. Pied à Terre’s innovative approach to modern French cuisine has earned the restaurant a loyal following among discerning diners. The elegantly appointed dining room and unique Kitchen Table sets the stage for an exquisite multi-course tasting menu that showcases the masterful technique and playful creativity of the kitchen. With its impeccable service, carefully curated wine list from Ciaran Bagchus, Pied à Terre remains a jewel in Fitzrovia’s crown.


Bringing the vibrant flavours of Peru to the heart of Fitzrovia, Lima has established itself as a destination for adventurous diners. Launched and run by brothers Gabriel and Jose-Luiz Gonzalez, the restaurant offers a modern interpretation of Peruvian cuisine that showcases the country’s incredible diversity of ingredients and culinary traditions. Standout dishes include the refreshing ceviche and slow cooked ribs. Coupled with an impressive pisco-focused cocktail menu, Lima’s dining experience transports guests on a cultural journey without ever leaving Fitzrovia.


Fitzrovia’s Roka location offers a dynamic dining experience that puts a contemporary spin on Japanese cuisine. This sleek restaurant centres around an impressive robata grill, where chefs artfully prepare an array of skewered meats, seafood and vegetables. Beyond the grill, Roka’s menu features impeccably crafted sushi and sashimi, as well as inventive small plates that blend Japanese flavours with international influences. The atmospheric dining room, with its clean lines and natural materials, provides an ideal setting to savour Roka’s skilfully executed dishes. Whether dining on the terrace or nestled in the cosy interior, Roka transports guests to a modern Japanese izakaya right in the heart of Fitzrovia.


In 2024, Akoko earned a prestigious Michelin star, showcasing a rich tapestry of Nigerian, Ghanaian and Senegalese culinary traditions. Their remarkable ten-course tasting menu promises an extraordinary gastronomic journey. Beginning with tantalising cocktails like the lively cacao and date Negronis, and concluding with decadent Ghanaian bofrot doughnuts adorned with delicate floral accents, every aspect of Akoko’s offerings is truly sensational, bursting with bold and vibrant flavours.

The Mandrake

While not a standalone restaurant, The Mandrake hotel has made a notable impact on Fitzrovia’s culinary landscape. This boutique property features a restaurant that showcases an eclectic mix of international influences, drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia and beyond. With black floors, decadent velvet sofas and Renaissance-inspired paintings, it sets a tone of decadence from the moment you step in the door. By infusing its food and beverage selection with the same sense of creativity and sophistication that defines the hotel, The Mandrake has firmly established itself as a multifaceted culinary destination within Fitzrovia.


Spanning three converted Georgian townhouses in the heart of Charlotte Street, Carousel is one of Fitzrovia’s most popular restaurants and has won several awards for its creativity and impeccable food. With a packed line-up of guest chef residences, masterclasses and workshops, Carousel is known for its experiences and buzzing atmosphere. Come here for seasonal snacks, small plates and unique wine list, and soak up the lively neighbourhood feel.

Fitzrovia’s transformation into a culinary powerhouse has been nothing short of remarkable. From Michelin-starred fine dining to innovative global fare, the area’s diverse restaurant landscape caters to a wide range of palates and preferences. For residents looking to move to the area, there’s no shortage of options to explore. To browse our selection of properties for sale in Fitzrovia or to find out more about living in London, get in touch with the team at Hudsons Property today.