While Paddington may forever be fondly associated with a certain bear’s favourite ‘marmalade sandwich’, the area’s culinary horizons have broadened dramatically in the past decade.
Paddington is now a go-to destination for everything from mid-week picnics to world-class dining.
On the edge of Paddington Basin, Grand Union Paddington is a canal-side treat, serving US diner favourites, craft beers and superb cocktails. Grab a seat by the water and enjoy.
Iconic news images line the walls at the Frontline, one of Paddington’s working lunch perennials. Restaurant profits go toward the adjoining media club, which exists to support international news gatherers who risk their lives in the course of their work.
Since 1838, The Victoria has welcomed many famous patrons – from Keira Knightly and Liam Gallagher, to Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria herself. For mere mortals, it’s one of Paddington’s enduring favourites for a quick pint or Sunday roast.
Sleek and slick in Sheldon Square, Smiths makes a great venue for an impressive corporate function, yet is equally pleasant for a summer’s day lunch by the canal.
Paddington’s flat white fans know to make a beeline to Beany Green for their daily fix. Bright and breezy, this friendly café wears its espresso-loving Aussie heritage as a badge of honour.
With its cheerfully hip vibe, Kurobuta is one of the capital’s most exciting Japanese restaurants. Fortunately, the food lives up to the hype. Inventive, beautifully presented dishes are consistently packed with flavour – visit once and you’ll be converted.
Authentic Lebanese cuisine meets contemporary style at Massis, where diners are presented with a vast range of mezze and traditional dishes and an extensive wine list to match.
Paddington’s best-loved sushi joint covers everything from sushi and sashimi through to teriyaki and donburi – and even throws in a few Thai and Malaysian crowd-pleasers. Takeaway Bento boxes make a tasty lunch treat.
Home to the London Cheese School and supplier to many of London’s top eateries, Buchanan’s source and mature exceptional cheeses from Britain and Europe. Take yours home, or settle in for a sublime cheese board complemented by a well-chosen wine or ale.
Tucked away in an atmospheric mews south of the station, Angelus dishes up a delicious little slice of France. Equally ideal for a client lunch or relaxed evening, it’s one of Paddington’s many hidden gems.
Blessed with one of London’s greatest terrace bars on the banks of the canal. The Waterway’s clean lines, tasty menu and smooth service make it a difficult place to leave.
KERB food markets bring together, harness and develop an amazing community of street food traders, creating spaces for them to thrive and their customers to enjoy. Open from 12pm-2pm on the third Wednesday of every month, Paddington’s KERB market features more than ten independent traders.
Situated on the Grand Union Canal only a stone’s throw from the famous Waterway restaurant in Little Venice. The Summerhouse can offer you that holiday feeling whilst dining overlooking the water and enjoying summer salads and the best fish & chips in town.