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West End restaurants, attractions and shops you can now visit

Hira Desai

By Hira Desai First Published 12 August 2020, Last Updated 19 August 2020

Although the majority of London’s West End theatres remain closed, the district remains one of the most exciting areas to explore in the city. Famous for its attractions, spectacular shopping streets, hotels and more, there’s plenty to enjoy.

To help you plan your day out and to support our fellow West End businesses, we’ve put together a running list of restaurants, bars and shops that are open or plan to reopen in the near future, along with details for any offers that are running, including the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Take a look, book your tables ahead of time and get those comfy shoes on ready to explore one of London’s greatest districts.

Restaurants and bars

Angus Steakhouse, Cranbourn St.

If you’re looking for a spot of lunch or want to treat your loved one to a date night complete with some delicious South American steak and a great selection of wines, this classic steakhouse located close to Leicester Square station is a great choice.

Offer: Eat Out to Help Out

Amorino

Whether you’re in need of a sweet treat after a long day shopping or something to cool down in this summer heat, Amorino’s Italian gelato is sure to please. From gelato filled cones and macarons to milkshake and sorbet drinks, there’s something for everyone!

 

Blame Gloria

With delicious cocktails and retro decor, this wild and wonderful Covent Garden cocktail and wine bar is a great option for a happy hour drink or a special occasion. Check out their special drinks packages and fun events below!

Offer: Glorias Social Club (1/2h packages available) – Enjoy unlimited porn star martinis and prosecco with a guaranteed pre-bookable area, available every day.

Events: Gloria’s Disco Brunch, Cocktail Masterclass

 

Farzi Cafe

Located just minutes from Piccadilly Circus, this modern Indian bistro is a great choice if you’re looking to try some authentic cuisine. Luckily, there are some offers to tempt you too!

Offers: Eat Out to Help Out, every dine-in guest will receive one Butter Chicken Bao or Seitan Chilli Bun from Thursdays – Sundays till 7pm

 

Five Guys

If you’re after freshly made burger and fries (who isnt?), this American diner-style restaurant will tick all the boxes. (The peanut butter milkshakes are also worth a try!)

Offer: Eat Out to Help Out

 

Fortnum & Mason

You can now enjoy the decadent food hall and the first floor of this iconic London department store in Piccadilly. And if you fancy an extra treat or a bite to eat, their iconic Afternoon tea is currently part of a special deal which you really don’t want to miss.

Offer: Book a Buy-1-Get-1-Free deal on a classic Afternoon tea until 31 August at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon

 

Haidilao

Spice up your life at this popular Chinese hotpot restaurant located in the Trocadero Centre in Piccadilly. Book yourself a booth and enjoy some deep-fried mini buns or go all out with a DIY Asian hotpot session.

 

Hard Rock Cafe Picadilly Circus

For good old American dining, you can’t beat rock ‘n’ roll-themed chain Hard Rock Cafe. With burgers, milkshakes, happy hour cocktails and quirky merch, this high-energy eatery is worth a visit.

Offers: Eat Out to Help Out, Kids Eat Free, Endless Frydays

 

Japan Centre

Whether you love Japanese cuisine and want to rustle up your own ramen with a DIY kit, or would like to enjoy some authentic cuisine in-store, this Japanese food hall has got it all!

Offers: NHS 20% discount (cooked food), 50% off full-priced items at Panton Street

 

Kahve Dünyasi 

If you’re looking for a spot to enjoy a coffee and a sweet treat, this sleek Turkish chain is sure to please. From coffees and ice cream to cakes and other delicious goodies, there’s plenty to satisfy your craving.

Offer: Eat Out to Help Out

 

Mr Fogg’s Tavern

What goes perfectly with this beautiful British sunshine? A delicious libation from Mr Fogg’s Tavern! Whether you’re after a cheeky glass of bubbles or a creative cocktail, book yourself a table outside at Mr Fogg’s Tavern or order one for takeaway.

 

Steak & Co, Charing Cross Rd & Covent Garden

Steak & Co is London’s finest steakhouse restaurant, specialising in chargrilled steaks on our famous sizzling hot steak stone, ribs & comfort food. And lucky for you, two West End restaurant are open and offering some pretty cool deals!

Charing Cross Rd. restaurant offers: Sizzling Hot Stone Steak – Enjoy a sliced sirloin steak served with chimichurri sauce, peppercorn sea salt and a side of fries and salad for only £10.95. The Eat Out to Help Out scheme is also on offer at this restaurant.

Covent Garden restaurant offer: Eat Out to Help Out

 

The Lucky Club

Whether you’re looking for coffee, cocktails or  good vibes, this cute and quirky West End bar is a great choice. For it’s reopening the bar has launched a special Katsubo Japanese burger concept with 50% off during August. Now if that’s not the perfect excuse to pop in…

Offer: 50% off burgers during August

The Ritz

Whether you’re looking for michelin-star dining at The Ritz Restaurant or lunch in the Palm Court, this is a luxurious (and iconic) spot to while away the hours. And if you’re looking for a tasty tipple in the sun, the Restaurant Terrace and Secret are also now open. Grab a seat, order a beverage and enjoy!

 

The Wolseley

This classic Mayfair restaurant offers everything from afternoon tea to Prix Fixe menus and more!

Offer: Eat Out to Help Out

 

Wok to Walk

Ideally located near Leicester Square station, this fast-food spot is perfect for a quick noodle stir fry pick-me-up!

 

Attractions

The Crystal Maze Live Experience

If you’re looking for a fun team challenge, The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience is thunderously good fun. The hit 90’s TV show now offers a breathtakingly immersive, genuine 3D life. You’ll find yourselves running around madly as you complete all sorts of tricky challenges and finish up in some lovely satin bomber jackets. Honestly, this has everything you’d need for a day of fun in the city!

 

The Royal Academy of Arts

From ancient sculpture to modern-day masterpieces, this iconic attraction is definitely worth checking off your London to-do list and so get those tickets booked!

Offer: Free tickets are available for key workers – just enter THANKYOU in the promo code box and present your employee ID when you arrive for your visit.

 

The National Gallery

Located in Trafalgar Square, this art gallery was founded in 1824 and houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900. If you’re an art fan and haven’t already been, this is well worth a visit!

 

Shops

The West End is packed with shops offering anything you might need. From luxury apothecary and gift shops to jewellers and toy shops, clothing, and more, there is plenty back up and running. Check out our list below and don’t forget to take a stroll around the beautiful Burlington Arcade.

Books/Gift Shops:

Hatchards

Maison Assouline

Paperchase

Waterstones

Clothing/shoes:

Arc’teryx

Assos of Switzerland

Emma Willis 

Harvie & Hudson

Jigsaw

Lilly Whites

Snowpeak

Tiger of Sweden

Trickers

Jewellery:

Bentley & Skinner

Wellbeing:

Anatome

Other:

LEGO

M & M’s World

Marks & Spencers

Paxton & Whitfield

Smeg

TWG Tea

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