There’s a lot to love about living in a city as big, broad and beautifully diverse as London, from the sheer number of people out there to meet to always having the ability to head into the centre and see some of the world’s most famous attractions. But perhaps one of the biggest benefits of making the capital your home is the incredible amount of excellent food on offer!
With the sheer number of wonderful eateries available, you might not know where to take your first bite - but we’re here to help. In this blog post, we’ll run through some of the very best fine dining in West London, from Michelin-starred chefs and haute French cuisine to classic pub comfort food and the wide world of street food. And, even better, each of these locations is within easy reach of our gorgeous Wembley Park apartments.
Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the best places to eat in and around Wembley Stadium.
Fine dining in London: The best restaurants near Wembley stadium
Serving up tasty and filling Indian street food-inspired cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, Masalchi boasts a broad menu of dishes from all over the huge and diverse Indian subcontinent. Kochhar is a master of blending a mixture of spices and styles to produce homely yet innovative eating that will leave you stuffed and salivating for more.
The restaurant is open all day long, and is perfect for everything from small plates to multi-course meals. Praised for its ambience and authenticity, Masalchi also boasts a strong selection of cocktails, with classics like the Old Fashioned and peach bellinis sitting alongside the restaurant’s own take on the martini — a unique concoction that mixes blackberry and agave syrup with basil-infused vodka.
Address: 2 Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0HP
- Monday-Thursday: 11am-10pm
- Friday-Saturday: 11am-10:30pm
- Sunday: 11:30am-9pm
2) The Aura
Boasting beautiful, lounge-leaning ambience, The Aura earns its spot on any list of the best restaurants near Wembley Stadium - and would probably rank on a list of the best bars and nightclubs, too.
Its menu ranges from Middle Eastern-inspired small plates, including a mixed mezze and dip sharer and mini falafel croquettes, to heartier fare such as chicken and lamb burgers and shish and kofta kebabs. There’s also a creamy chicken pasta dish on offer, as well as linguine with prawns in a rich tomato and basil sauce. Perhaps the star of the show, though, is the tender grilled lamb chops, marinated for a unique and complex flavour.
And you’ll want to stay long after you finish your meal, too. The Aura is also a bar, with a truly unique cocktail menu running across six pages. It includes everything from champagne creations to ‘chakra potions’, which promise to realign your social chakras and get you ready for the perfect night out.
Note: This venue is for over-18s only, so you’ll need to show your ID when you arrive.
Address: 763-765 Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2LW
- Monday-Wednesday: 5pm-1:30am
- Thursday: 5pm-2am
- Friday-Saturday: 4pm-3am
- Sunday: 5pm-2am
3) The White Horse
If you fancy something a bit more old-fashioned from your West London fine dining, The White Horse is a traditional pub that bills itself as ‘quintessentially British’. It captures that homely relaxing vibe while still serving up some of the best fare you’ll find anywhere in the city, mixing classic pub comfort food with more exotic dishes, all put together by head chef Suraj Thapa Magar.
Meat eaters can tuck into lamb served with rosemary potato rösti, sauteed kale and redcurrant gravy, a classic 9oz ribeye steak with a sauce on the side or one of the wide selection of fish dishes. Vegetarians, meanwhile, need not worry: the days when a weak and meagre limp salad was all you could hope for to grace your plate are well and truly over. The White Horse’s meatless options include lemon and ricotta linguine and a cajun-roasted chickpea, caramelised onion and butternut squash salad.
Note: The kitchen is only open from 12-10pm daily.
Address: 4 Wembley Park Boulevard, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0HP
- Monday-Saturday: 12-11pm
- Sunday: 12-10:30pm
4) Pasta Remoli
Who doesn’t love pasta? Its versatility makes it a favourite for many. It can be hearty and filling or light and airy, with an astonishing variety of shapes and sizes complementing different sauces and ingredients.
If even thinking about pasta is enough to get you excited, Pasta Remoli is the perfect place for you. And if you like to put your own meals together, just the way you like them, even better: Pasta Remoli’s core pasta menu lets you choose your shape first, with everything from fusilli and spaghetti to potato gnocchi, maccheroncini and whole wheat options.
Then, you choose your sauce and ingredients, with a wide selection for both tomato and white bases. Finally, decide what cheese you want to add. All this adds up to the perfect pasta, served up in a style that suits you.
On top of this, there’s antipasti on offer, as well as a range of sides and desserts, including gorgeous and decadent Italian gelato.
Address: 10 Exhibition Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0FU
- Daily: 11am-10pm
5) The Association
If you want classic European-style luxury dining, inspired by the archetypally flavourful and luxurious French cuisine, look no further than The Association. Located within the classy and refined Hilton London Wembley, The Association is perfect for everything from a buffet breakfast or bounteous brunch to a romantic evening meal for two. The a la carte menu features dishes form executive chef Anthony Roy, with unique creations and twists on classics that help make The Association one of the best fine dining restaurants in West London.
When you come to The Association to dine, you can enjoy everything from a range of perfectly seasoned curries or a hearty and homely brisket sandwich to grilled calf liver served with bacon lardons and creamed potato, slow-cooked pork belly with fondant potato and caramelised apple or baked cod loin with a crust of lemon and herbs. Vegetarian options include a broccoli and Somerset brie tart, and those who still have room for dessert can choose from delicacies like strawberry champagne delice and caramel mousse with poached pear on almond sponge.
Address: Lakeside Way, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0BU
- Monday-Friday: 6:30-10am, 5-10pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 7-11am, 5:30-10pm
6) Studio 5ive
Theatre lovers will fall for this cosy and romantic restaurant. It’s located in the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, making it the ideal spot for a pre- or post-theatre meal - but it also works spectacularly as a dining spot for a special night out. Enjoy live music and a meal in a stylish, modern atmosphere, at a venue that was once the famous Fountain Film Studios.
The menu itself is carefully curated, featuring a handpicked selection of dishes including chargrilled aubergine with miso glaze, boneless whole sea bass, roasted pork belly and more.
Address: 128 Wembley Park Drive, Wembley Park, Wembley, HA9 0EW
Opening times (varies depending on show times and performance schedule)
- Matinee pre-theatre: 3 hours before a performance
- Evening pre-theatre: From 5pm
We hope this list of the best fine dining in West London and near Wembley Stadium has got your stomach rumbling.
If you’re somehow not salivating yet, you should know that this barely scratches the surface of all the great eating available in the capital. We focused on the best restaurants close to our Wembley Park apartments - but there’s much, much more to try all around the city, from central locations like the bustling Covent Garden to independent eateries tucked away in East London.
There’s a lot to keep in mind when looking for somewhere to rent in London. And the city is so diverse, so huge and so cosmopolitan that you’ll never run out of things to do - or eat. But if good eating is at the top of your list, you can’t go wrong by making your home in Wembley Park.
If this sounds good to you, why not take a look at the apartments we have on offer or contact us for more information about living in Wembley? With a range of styles and designs as diverse as the food we’ve featured here, you’re sure to find something you love.