12 Moor St, London W1D 5NG, United Kingdom
The classic, the original. We’ve spent many an evening in Ed’s in Soho, with their straight forward, classic American burgers and fries, and their uh-ma-zing shakes. Sitting at the counter is a must for any American style diner, and nearly every seat in the Soho branch is up at the counter. And to top it all off, the soundtrack from their counter-top juke boxes is just perfect. Definitely our favourite for your everyday style pop-in on your way home from work.
128-130 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AQ
A fair few Diner’s now appear around London, but that hasn’t reduced their appeal. The burgers are spot on, meaty and juicy. The soundtrack is great for an evening out, and the staff often add to the American rockabilly stylings of the restaurant, with their sleeves of tattoos and quiffs.
111-113 Camden High St, London NW1 7JN, United Kingdom
A mainstay in the centre of Camden for some years, and have recently opened in Shoreditch and Brixton. Famous for their ribs and burgers, you can’t go wrong sticking to a healthy portion of meat and fries!
12 Brixton Village, London SW9 8PR, United Kingdom
Another that has stretched across London in various locations (what is it with these guys, can’t they just be happy with one amazing restaurant?!). They first came to our attention in Brixton Village, where they were queued out the door all weekend. Their beef comes from the Ginger Pig butchers, which speaks for itself, which makes their burgers one of the best that I’ve had in the UK.
22-24 Seymour Pl, London W1H 7NL, United Kingdom
The food at the Lockhart brings together both the trendy stylings of a Brooklyn bistro, with all the depth of the Deep South. Shrimp and Grits and their Southern Fried Chicken says it all.
127 Westbourne Park Rd, London W2 5QL, United Kingdom
This neon clad family style West London diner is great for those long weekend afternoons out with family and friends. Great shakes, classic burgers and amazing sandwiches, from the Foot Long NY Strip Streak Sub to the Maryland Crab Burger.
191 Portobello Rd, London W11 2ED, United Kingdom
Bare brick walls and booths give the Electric Diner a real authentic feel in their Portobello Road premises. They serve a mean Diner Hot Dog, along with their Philly Pork and Swiss Cheese Burger, so tick all the boxes on the foot front. Of course Brooklyn Beer is their mainstay on the drink front. On the more trendy end of things.
97-113 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3BS, United Kingdom
This Curtain Road hangout is certainly one of the most trendy on our list. Weekend nights this place is rammed. The menu ranges from your classic burgers and sandwiches, through to pizzas and even waffles for dessert! They certainly cover all the bases for a classic American experience. One for checking out should you find yourself in the Old Street area, or fancy a big weekend night in true American style.
16A Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AB, United Kingdom
This Clapham Common based American restaurant is a lively little place, right in the heart of Clapham. Another classic American menu, including Hot Dogs, Sticky Blackened Pork Ribs and American Pancakes for dessert. Their Monday night Rib Club is definitely worth checking out.
Smith & Wollensky
The Adelphi, 1-11 John Adam St, London WC2N 6HT, United Kingdom
This is the first London restaurant from American steakhouse chain Smith & Wollensky. Certainly more up market than some of the other diners we’ve covered. This is all about the steak, American style. Expect huge steaks, and some great seafood, and classic American sides. Definitely go hungry!