Accommodation and restaurant suggestions for the Royal Society and Specialist Meetings


Lunches and refreshments will be provided at both meetings; please note that for the Royal Society meeting you will need to book and pay for  your lunch in advance or on the day.

Below are some restaurants that have been recommended to us; alternatively, the Time Out guide carries reviews for most restaurants in London and will allow you to search by cuisine, area or price.

Fiztrovia (closer to the Grange Fitzrovia Hotel)

LIMA (Peruvian food, one Michelin star, highly recommended)

Hakkasan (Chinese food and Dim Sum)

Cafe Murano (Italian Food, northern Italy cooking)

Pollen Street Social (Michelin-starred modern British, good selection for Vegans)

NOPI (Middle Eastern), there is also a Deli (for lunch only) in Motcomb St

Dishoom (Indian brasserie)

Woodlands (Vegetarian / Raw food)

Roka (Japanese food, speciality in robata-grilled food)

Latium (Italian Food, fine dining)

Dabbous (Molecular gastronomy, walk-ins possible on the day)

Hawksmoor at Air St and the Gaucho Grill in Charlotte St (Steak and grilled Meats)

Wild Honey (British modern)

Covent Garden and Leicester Square (closer to the Royal society )

Floral (Peruvian restaurant in Covent Garden by the team behind LIMA)

The Cork & Bottle (Wine bar with good pub food in Leicester Square)

The Wolseley (Food served all day)

Terroirs (French wine bar with organic/biodynamic wines)

Bocca di Lupo (Italian food)

Masala Zone (Indian food, a number of branches across London, inexpensive)

Sagar (Indian vegetarian food, inexpensive, caters for vegans and coeliac)

Café in the Crypt, St Martin’s-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square (cafeteria-style restaurant, inexpensive)

The Coach and Horses (Vegan and vegetarian pub food)

Chez Antoinette (Soups, open sandwiches and salads inside Covent Garden Piazza)

Rules (Traditional British, the oldest restaurant in London)

Belgo in Covent Garden (Casual Belgium food with a good selection of continental beers)

Christopher’s (American Grill)

Wild Food Cafe, (Vegetarian, Vegan / Raw food)

Barrafina (Spanish tapas, small party only, no bookings)

Balthazar (outpost of New York’s brasserie; convivial and noisy, with good seafood)

East and North London

Paradise Garage (British modern)

St. John (British with an emphasis on meat and a very good wine selection, several branches)

Anchor and Hope, (British modern pub)

Moro and Morito (Spanish and Moroccan food, restaurant and tapas bar next door)

South Kensington (closer to Imperial College)

You can download a list of restaurants near Imperial College here: Restaurant List South Kensington

Also recommended:

Ognisko (Polish restaurant on Exhibition road)

Da Mario (Italian restaurant, inexpensive)

Fernandez & Wells (Café and wine bar serving Spanish food and tapas, open until 10pm, it has a number of branches including one on Exhibition Road)

Clarke’s restaurant (British seasonal food)


Closer to the Royal Society: (in town)

Closer to Imperial College: (near to the Museums)

Ordered by proximity, with representative prices:

For students who are up for sharing a room/staying in a dorm, from £20/night: