Top 10 American Restaurants in London

The American Diner is not only about burgers and French fries as it may seem. Even though it is a part of it, and a really delicious one. Truly it is so much more, the décor, the atmosphere, the whole shebang.

Here we provide you with 10 best American Diner places in London. Whether you want to savor the taste and enjoy your meal or find a new place to make it your favorite, pose for some photos in a themed restaurant or combine your diner with a thrilling experience — we got it all covered. Enjoy.


#1. Rox Burger

Did you think that burgers are just a junk food that can’t be taken too seriously? You thought wrong. Rox Burger turns burgers from customary food to gourmet dish. Fabrizio Bodnar Pires, chef of the place, preserves the concept of never frozen ingredients to make sure that each and every burger is beyond delicious. A variety of choices provides you with an opportunity to create a perfect burger, whether you prefer meat, chicken or vegetarian one. A piece of Brazilian sun here in London — that’s what Rox Burger is.

 82 Lee High Road, London, SE135PT

#2. Bailyes Fish and Chips

Baileys is a safe haven for those who are into small family restaurants where quality and good name means everything. Since 1982, when the first Baileys Fish and Chips shop was opened, it continues to acquire more and more faithful customers. And it’s not hard to guess why. Best food from the best ingredients, big portions, reasonable prices, and the taste is just fantastic! Crispy skin and soft middle, just a perfect amount of oil… If you are looking for the best fish and chips in London, this is the right place.

 115 Dawes Rd, London, SW6 7DU

#3. Chick-King

Best chicken and chips shop in London, proved by eager and always hungry sport fans, and they do know where to find great food for great price. On a match day the place is full and it might take some time to get your food, but it’s totally worth the wait. A crispy crust and juicy meat — Chick-King knows how to make perfectly cooked chicken. Even if this place is not exactly on your way home, make a detour and you won’t regret it.

 410 Commercial Road, London, E1 0LB,  755 High Rd, London N17 8AH

#4. Pitt Cue

If you are a rib-lover, grab your stuff, and hurry up — those famous ribs finish quickly every day. Even though Pitt Cue is a small place and it takes time to get in, once you try it, you won’t regret it. It serves the dishes that take a serious amount of time and effort, and they do it spectacularly. Unlike other places that gets bigger while their food and service gets poorer, Pitt Cue stays true to itself. With only about 30 seats and a policy "first come, first served", it concentrates on providing the high-quality food every day. No exceptions.

 1 The Avenue, Devoshire Square, London, EC2M 4YP

#5. NY Fold

Long gone are days when pizza was considered to be Italian meal only. Nowadays it can be listed as one of the main symbols of the US, in a line with the Statue of Liberty and the White House. If you’re looking for a pizza just like you see in all those blockbusters, the NY Fold is the place to go. The crispy and cheesy pizza, huge slices, friendly prices, and amazing atmosphere and service. Don’t forget to drop by for a quick bite before heading off to the show at the theatre nearby.

 103 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0DT

#6. The Smugglers Tavern

Want to grab a burger but don’t want to be stuck at the hole-in-the-wall kind of place? Or fancy delicious ribs but don’t want to show off at a proper posh restaurant? The Smugglers Tavern is a golden middle. Not too posh, not too plain, with both ribs and burgers that are tasty beyond description. Ribs Wednesday is a feast for your tummy, burgers are one of the best in London, and don’t even let us start on their homemade ice-cream. Fabulous place for those who know how to enjoy the food.

 28 Warren St, London, W1T 5ND

#7. Heliot Steak House 18+

Steaks and gambling! The Heliot Steak House is located in the renovated Hippodrome Casino and that means you can not only enjoy a great dinner here but also satisfy your thirst for the thrill. The decoration and the atmosphere of the restaurant creates a sense of spending a night in the West End, the buzzing of the roulette tingles your nerves, and one of the best steaks in London is an absolute feast for all the meat-lovers.

 14 Cranbourn Street, London, WC2H 7JH

#8. Goodman Mayfair

It’s all about the steaks and wine. Both are exquisite here. Goodman Mayfair is keen on maintaining its high reputation. Don’t have any doubts, your steak will have a unique treatment here. From storage and dry-aging under special conditions to cutting and serving — every step of making a smoky, delicious steak is a serious business here. Sit down, relax, and enjoy your meal, Goodman Mayfair will make sure you’ll get the best of it.

 24-26 Maddox St, London, W1S 1QH

#9. Fatboy's Diner

This American-themed trailer restaurant brings the atmosphere of good old school. Red leather stools at the bar, quiet music to accompany your dinner, and perfect scenery around. Burgers, fries, and milkshakes — the essence of classic American food. Fatboy’s Diner is a place to go if you want to take some vintage photos in a themed restaurant and take a glimpse on how it once used to be. Recommended for those who seek something different or just feel a little bit nostalgic.

 Trinity Buoy Wharf, 64 Orchard Pl, London, E14 0JW

#10. Christopher's

Wanna feel like you are in an episode of Gossip Girl? Go for it. Christopher’s is a fancy place where two clichés of American restaurant cuisine are served — the Caesar salad and the NY cheesecake. Both are delicious. The history of the building is quite interesting in itself. At different times it served as a casino and a papier mache factory — you will have something to discuss while having a dinner or sharing a drink in a glamorous martini bar.

 18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD
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