Top 10 American Diners in London
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Top 10 American Diners in London

09/11/2023
6 minutes

Who doesn’t love a good juicy burger, salty fries and creamy cold milkshake? Or a tasty hot dog and extravagant ice cream sundae, perhaps? These delicious and comforting foods are even better enjoyed in the atmosphere of a real American-style diner, and you don’t have to travel across the world to experience the quintessential bar stools, neon signs and juke boxes. If you’re looking for some of the best USA-style dishes, check out 10 of the best American diners that are alive and kicking in London for us all to enjoy.

O’Gosht, Acton Vale

O’Gosht
O’Gosht

In West London’s Acton Vale is this traditional style diner, O’Gosht. Chance upon their neon-lit restaurant front to find tasty homemade burgers and fries in all shapes and sizes.

Here, dishes are served the classic way, plated stylishly on trays or wrapped in newspaper. Book a table on TheFork today.

Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 5:00PM - 11:00PM, Friday - Saturday 12:00PM - 11:30PM, Sunday 12:00PM - 10:00PM

BOOK O’Gosht, Acton Vale

Red Dog Saloon, Hoxton & Soho

Red Dog Saloon
Red Dog Saloon

With locations in two of London’s hippest hot-spots, the Red Dog Saloon Hoxton and Red Dog Saloon Soho have become stellar destinations for American, diner-style cuisine. Begin with bar snacks like the tasty Brisket Croquettes or Hickory Smoked Buffalo Wings. Move onto main dishes like Pulled Pork or St Louis Ribs, served by the pound hot off the barbecue. Burgers are served with a variety of American-style flavourings, from Peanut Butter to Sweet Bourbon BBQ.

BOOK Red Dog Saloon, Hoxton TheFork Rating: 8.5 Opening Hours: Monday - Tuesday 12:00PM - 10:30PM, Wednesday - Friday 12:00PM - 11:30PM, Saturday 10:00AM - 11:30PM, Sunday 10:00AM - 10:30PM

BOOK Red Dog Saloon, Soho TheFork Rating: 8.8 Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 12:00PM - 11:00PM

Where The Pancakes Are, Flat Iron Square, Fitzrovia

Where The Pancakes Are
Where The Pancakes Are

There is no breakfast more American than a stack of freshly made pancakes. At Where The Pancakes Are, now with locations in Fitzrovia and Flat Iron Square near London Bridge, you can enjoy this delicious tradition with a variety of tasty toppings. From the Banana marshmallow with banana, hazelnut-cocoa-nib praline, basil marshmallow and a choice of: sea salted caramel or chocolate, to the Black Forest Berries, with a fruit compote, toasted almonds, house cream and beetroot meringue.

BOOK Where The Pancakes Are, Flat Iron Square, Opening Hours: Sunday - Tuesday 08:00AM - 05:00PM, Wednesday - Saturday 08:00AM - 09:00PM

BOOK Where The Pancakes Are, Fitzrovia, Opening Hours: Sunday - Tuesday 08:00AM - 05:00PM, Wednesday - Saturday 08:00AM - 09:00PM

Old Bengal Bar, Liverpool Street

Old Bengal Bar
Old Bengal Bar

Situated in the Old Bengal Warehouse near London’s Liverpool Street is the Old Bengal Bar, a casual contemporary joint serving American cuisine in historic surroundings.

The menu here reflects their authentic approach to the cuisine, and you can taste it in dishes like the Crispy crab fritters, served with warm tartare and watercress, or the New street cheeseburger, made from Aberdeen angus brisket & chuck burger with grilled onion, westcomb cheese and smoked bacon.

TheFork Rating: 5.9 Opening Hours: Monday 04:00PM - 12:00AM, Tuesday - Saturday 12:00PM - 12:00AM, Sunday Closed

BOOK Old Bengal Bar, Liverpool Street

The Joint, Brixton 

The Joint
The Joint

South London’s Brixton is home to a new generation of restaurants and eateries, and American-style diner The Joint is one of the premiere among them.

With dishes inspired buy regional delicacies of the U.S.A, enjoy dishes like the St Louis Pork Belly Ribs, smoked for five hours, or the Crispy Bird Burger, with a fillet of crispy buttermilk chicken, cheese, tomato and pickles. If you’re still hungry, try the Deep Fried Oreos for dessert.

TheFork Rating: 9 Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 09:00AM - 10:30AM, Friday 09:00AM - 10:00PM, Saturday - Sunday 09:00AM - 11:00PM

BOOK The Joint, Brixton

Burger & Lobster, West India Quay, Soho, Mayfair, Bond Street, Oxford Circus

Burger & Lobster
Burger & Lobster

As the name suggests, this destination for American cuisine, Burger & Lobster, serves freshly caught Atlantic Lobster alongside delicious homemade beef burgers. With locations in West India Quay, Soho, Mayfair, Bond Street and Oxford Circus, you are never too far from the hospitality of this great restaurant.

Here, expect dishes like the iconic Lobster Roll, made with chilled lobster, lemon mayo, chives on toasted brioche roll with fries, lemon and garlic butter.

BOOK Burger & Lobster West India Quay, Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 12PM - 10:30PM, Friday - Sunday 12PM - 11PM, Sunday: 12PM - 10:30PM

BOOK Burger & Lobster Soho Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 12PM - 10PM, Friday - Sunday 12PM - 11PM Sunday 12PM - 10PM

BOOK Burger & Lobster Mayfair, Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 12PM - 10PM, Friday - Sunday 12PM - 11PM, Sunday 12PM - 10:30PM

BOOK Burger & Lobster Bond Street, Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 12PM - 10PM, Friday - Saturday 12PM - 11PM, Sunday 12PM - 10PM

BOOK Burger & Lobster Oxford Circus, Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 12PM - 10PM, Friday - Sunday 12PM - 11PM, Sunday: 12PM - 10PM

Sola, Soho

Sola Soho
Sola Soho

This Soho restaurant destination evokes the sunny climate of America’s Pacific West Coast. At Sola, Chef Victor Garvey celebrates the regional cuisine of California and beyond with a series of delicious dishes that reference his Spanish-American family heritage.

On this tasting menu you can expect to try delicacies like the Shoyu, with Kindai Bluefin, avocado, tosazu, langoustine and foie gras, or the Scallop with vadouvan and potimarron.

Opening Hours: 9.1 TheFork Rating: Tuesday 06:00PM - 10:00PM, Wednesday - Saturday 12:00PM - 10:00PM, Sunday - Monday Closed

BOOK Sola, Soho

SOUND Cafe, Marble Arch

SOUND Cafe
SOUND Cafe

For authentic American cuisine served in a stylish, spacious dining space, then book a table at SOUND Cafe on TheFork today. Expect dishes from throughout the Americas, from Classic Nachos topped with smoked cheese sauce, fresh pico de gallo and spicy jalapeños, to crispy Spicy Shrimp tossed in a creamy, spicy sauce, topped with green onions served with coleslaw.

For a special occasion, gorge on 340 grams of prime New York strip, topped with herb butter and served with triple-cooked chips.

TheFork Rating: 8.7 Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 11:00AM - 11:00PM

BOOK SOUND Cafe, Marble Arch

Prairie Fire at the Wood Lane Arches, White City

Prairie Fire at the Wood Lane Arches
Prairie Fire at the Wood Lane Arches

Housed in stylish surroundings underneath the Wood Lane railway arches is Prairie Fire, a classic style American diner just dripping in authenticity. With a focus on perfectly cooked meats, a great way to sample their cuisine is the The Chow Town, with 150 grams of brisket, 150 grams pork, two spicy sausages, four hickory smoked wings and a choice of two vegetable sides.

For something lighter, try the Jalapeno Rangoons, a kind of Crispy jalapeño popper with fried cream cheese and jalapeño and mushroom filled wonton pillows.

TheFork Rating: 9 Opening Hours: Sunday - Wednesday 12:00PM - 09:00PM, Thursday - Saturday 12:00PM - 10:00PM

BOOK Prairie Fire at the Wood Lane Arches, White City

Americana, Piccadilly

Americana
Americana

Aptly named, this Southern-style soul food restaurant in London’s Piccadilly, Americana, is one of the prime locations for American cuisine in the city. Enjoy appetisers and starters of Toasted Pecans, Colchester Oysters with chilli and coriander dressing, or Nashville cauliflower bites with a herb dip. Mains dishes focus on Southern Classics, like the iconic Americana Cajun Gumbo, made from smoked sausage, chicken, holy trinity and served with homemade cornbread and rice.

TheFork Rating: 9.3 Opening Hours: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 01:00AM, Saturday 11:00AM - 01:00AM, Sunday 11:00AM - 08:00PM

BOOK Americana, Piccadilly

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