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There’s a myriad of instagrammable and aesthetic restaurants in London, and the more time passes, the more opulent their interiors become.
A good example is newly-opened Bacchanalia in Mayfair, one of London’s poshest areas, or The Ritz on Piccadilly.
While we’ve written about maximalist and instagrammable restaurants in the past, aesthetic places featuring statues, columns, and gorgeous decor are far and few between.
Keep reading and you’ll discover all the most opulent, fancy restaurants currently accepting booking in London!
London’s Most Aesthetic Restaurants With Statues, Columns & Beautiful Interiors
Compared to other guides I’ve written about some of London’s best restaurants, this one will be short and sweet.
Indeed, you will find that very aesthetic restaurants with statues, frescoes, mouldings and other Asian, Greek and Roman decor are quite rare.
These are some of the most opulent decors you’ll see here, allowing you to dream if just for a moment.
Most Aesthetic Restaurants in London With Statues: Galvin Bar and Grill
Located in Bloomsbury’s Kimpton Fitzroy London hotel, the Galvin Bar and Grill is probably one of the most underrated – and yet very aesthetic restaurants with statues and columns in town.
While the base of Galvin Bar and Grill’s menu is properly British, thank you very much, international cuisines elegantly color the dishes.
Dark wood contrasts with the moulded ceilings and detailed cherub sculptures at the top of each column adorning the beautiful restaurant.
If you enjoy The Ritz London’s atmosphere, chances are you’ll find yourself very much at home at Galvin Bar and Grill.
The brothers, actually, run other magical places, including the Michelin-star restaurant Galvin La Chapelle in Spitalfields, which also happens to cater to Muslim patrons with halal chicken (48 hours notice).
Most Beautiful Restaurants in London With Statues: Bacchanalia, Mayfair
Located on Mount Street close to Mount Street Gardens, one of the most secret gardens in London, lies beautiful Bacchanalia.
Walking around London, you’ll find plenty of hidden gems in Mayfair, two of which are indeed Mount Street and the nearby free terrace at Brown Hart Gardens.
Greek and Mediterranean plates to be shared surrounded by Damien Hurst statues, that’s the essence of Bacchanalia’s concept.
A set lunch of crisp seabream carpaccio, charred beetroots and other wood-fired cauliflower only calls for this gem of aesthetic restaurants’ tiramisu finished with coffee namelaka.
Currently one of the prettiest maximalist restaurants in London, Bacchanalia turns heads, a few minutes away from gorgeous shops on Regent Street.
Its enticing statues, of which five huge mythological creatures towering over the main dining room, are the restaurant’s main attraction, and an oh-so-very posh way to dine in Central London.
Most Aesthetic Restaurants in London With Statues: Brunswick House, Vauxhall
The only one of London’s maximalist restaurants in this guide that is not located in Central London, Brunswick House is that kind of fine dining spot you only really experience once in your life.
Filled with antique-filled interiors, Brunswick House is located in a Georgian mansion dating back to 1758, and one of the historic houses that double as a museum.
Modern British cuisine is to be enjoyed while admiring the antique furniture, vintage artifacts and scandalously opulent architecture.
The Vauxhall restaurant is another one of the most unusual places to visit in London whether you’re looking to treat yourself once in a while or are visiting for the first time.
Brunswick House’s seasonal menu boasts freshness and flavor, a rustic, yet elevated kind of dining experience that shows you that sometimes, life really is enjoyable.
Most Beautiful Restaurants in London With Statues: Sexy Fish, Mayfair
Sexy Fish in Mayfair is another one of the only beautiful restaurants in Central London that showcase statues and opulent decor.
The upscale Asian restaurant mainly focuses on Japanese dishes, with robata grill, sushi and wagyu beef at the forefront of the so-very-lavish menu.
Damien Hirst might have been the designer of Bacchanalia’s mythological statues, but his works at Sexy Fish make the vibe is completely different.
The breathtaking bronze fish statue signed Frank Gehry, the striking wall decor brought to life by Gehry, Damien Hirst and various artists, the colorful atmosphere – Sexy Fish is the very destination for whoever feels like an artist at heart.
Most Beautiful Restaurants in London With Statues: Brasserie of Light, Selfridges
Selfridges’ iconic Aubaine was already one of the most beautiful floral cafes in London, doubled with a kitchen with fresh breakfast, brunch and lunch options.
Well, whoever is looking for aesthetic restaurants, you also have another option at Selfridges, with the gorgeous Brasserie of Light.
At Brasserie of Light, though, the stakes are high – much higher.
There, you can gorge on seafood, salads, steaks and fancy afternoon tea bites while admiring the huge Pegasus statue, encrusted with crystal and reflecting the light in an extravagant way.
Most Aesthetic Restaurants in London With Statues: V&A Cafe
The Victoria and Albert Museum isn’t just one of London’s best free museums – the V&A Cafe is very much worth a visit in between walks in the pretty streets of South Kensington.
Many Londoners and tourists will never get to see the V&A Cafe as, sadly, it’s not really advertised.
However, in terms of aesthetic restaurants and cafes, this might be the most affordable option, especially if you’re living in London on a budget.
The globe chandeliers, moulded columns, intricate ceiling details and stained glass windows are enough to make your jaw drop – and make for the perfect spot to relax before visiting colorful streets in the beautiful Chelsea neighborhood.
Most Beautiful Restaurants in London With Statues: The Ivy Asia, Mayfair
The Ivy Asia is a collection of ultra aesthetic restaurants in London notably located in posh areas like St Paul’s, Chelsea, or Mayfair.
The Ivy Asia Mayfair, in particular, is one of the prettiest restaurants in Mayfair and a gorgeous Asian-inspired restaurant offering delicious Pan-Asian dishes, from Korean to Chinese and Japanese cuisine.
One of the extravagant restaurant’s highlights, though, is its oh-so-famous afternoon tea, to be enjoyed surrounded by Buddha statues, floors crafted from semi-precious gemstones and other cherry trees.
I like admiring cherry blossom in London as much as the next person, but if you can do it in one of the city’s most opulent interiors, why shouldn’t you do so?
Dramatic is the word, and since you’ll be dining in the heart of the city, what say you about shopping on Oxford Street afterwards?
You’ll find many unique shops in Central London, from British brands to luxury jewelry shops – let yourself be carried by the flow of a posh afternoon!
Most Beautiful Restaurants in London With Statues: The Ritz, Piccadilly
Located at 150 Piccadilly, The Ritz London is probably one of the most iconic restaurants in London, doubled with a timeless, luxurious hotel.
Breakfast at The Ritz is one of the poshest experiences you can treat yourself to before shopping around in one of London’s best department stores nearly, namely, Fortnum & Mason.
The entire Piccadilly neighborhood offers lavish stores, from high-end perfume to luxury shoes and clothes, but The Ritz?
The two restaurants, The Ritz Restaurant and The Palm Court are utterly beautiful.
Afternoon tea at The Palm Court is a symbol of status, while the Michelin-starred Ritz Restaurant is known for its beautiful architecture, statues, chandeliers, and whatnot.
This is British and French dining at its finest – what other overly opulent, aesthetic restaurants have been delighting patrons for over a century?
London’s Most Aesthetic Restaurants With Statues, Columns & Beautiful Interiors
There you have them, all of the most aesthetic restaurants in London with Roman and Greek statues, extravagant decor, and fine dining menus for days.
As you’ve seen, most of these fancy places are located in Mayfair, St James’s, and South Kensington – all the more reason to visit those beautiful neighborhoods!
Until next time!
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