This post was published 8th March 2017 for Suitcase Mag.
Did it really happen if you didn’t snap it? In an age of social media saturation, the short answer is no. Whether its white-washed walls, pink AF interiors, hanging vines or copper finishes, decor is arguably as important as food when it comes to dining out nowadays. These are the most picture-perfect restaurants in London.
In the heart of Hackney you’ll find the vegan-friendly, independently run Palm Vaults. Marble tables, brick walls and pastel colours, this 70s-inspired café will have you ‘gramming matcha lattes like there’s no tomorrow.
Known for its blush interior and quirky bathrooms (featuring egg-shaped pod loos), Sketch has to be one of the most Instagrammed restaurants in London – one for the bucket list if you haven’t made it there already.
The latest restaurant to appear within Selfridges in time for spring, the calming lavender and white interior makes this the perfect place to seek refuge from a busy day shopping.
The laid-back vibes at this Spitalfields darling make it the perfect spot for everything from mid-week cocktails through to Sunday brunch. Their bloody Marys are sublime.
If you’re a minimalist madame, the backdrop at Milk will add just the right touch of white to your Insta feed… and the food is pretty darn good too.
High ceilings and walls adorned with a mishmash of pictures in gilt frames of various shapes and sizes – this Fitzrovia restaurant in London’s EDITION hotel can only be described as…picturesque.
A snapshot of Paris, the best time to visit this Covent Garden café is for afternoon tea and some of their signature candy coloured macarons, which are just as Insta-worthy as the chic interiors.
A blend of art deco with a 1970s retro vibe, the Dandelyan Bar at the Mondrian Hotel has killer views as well as some of the best cocktails in London.
With a ceiling decked out in white cherry blossom, this Covent Garden oasis tops the list as the most romantic restaurant in London. If you’re on a date, for goodness sake wait until your companion is in the loo before you start snapping.
Specialising in seasonal Italian cuisine, a contemporary-cool colour palette of slate-grey, teal and wood lend this Stoke Newington restaurant a sought-after Scandi aesthetic.
Botanical by name and botanical by nature, you’ll be snap happy deciding whether to photograph Sky Garden’s dramatic glass-meets-greenery interiors or the panoramic views of London.
The ultra-modern design of these unique igloo pods overlooking Tower Bridge will make you feel like you’re a world away from London. Pop that on your Insta feed and hashtag it #Iceland. We won’t tell if you don’t.
This all-day brasserie in Clerkenwell has a space for every occasion, from brunching through to boozing. Whitewashed interiors meet creeping foliage and hanging vines to create a English-garden conservatory feel all year round.