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London's Most Insta-Friendly Eateries

11.05.18

Drink, dine and get your #OOTD snap under one roof as we reveal the capital's best food (and social feed) haunts

FARM GIRL

One of London's worst kept secrets, this holistic haven is famed for having some of the most well-plated and waistline-friendly dishes in the capital. Modelled after the effortless vibes of Australian café culture, Farm Girl walks the walk when it comes to championing healthy food, offering up gluten-free, nutrient-infused options that even the most devoted wellness advocates would be impressed with. Set against At their Chelsea location, Wes Anderson-esque interiors with plenty of colour blocking and kitsch lighting touches, this blogger-friendly hive will definitely take your customary avocado on toast shot to new heights. 

Chelsea, Portobello & Soho, www.thefarmgirl.co.uk


aubaine

You might head to this high fashion hotspot for their Insta-famous #WisteriaHysteria, but you’ll soon fall in love with more than just the oh-so-chic décor. Situated within Selfridges, (conveniently next to the shoe section, no less) this café-cum-restaurant serves up a side of je ne sais quois with their day-to-night dining options (think salmon tartare and superfood salads). Whether you’re having a mid-shopping champagne and cheese plate break or catching up with the girls over breakfast, Aubaine’s botanical backdrop will help your social game blossom. 

400 Oxford St, Marylebone, W1A 1AB


BAR ELBA

A slice of Paradise amongst Waterloo’s concrete skyline, Bar Elba delivers summer vibes, vibrant food and Insta-worthy backdrops in spades. The aesthetic of this buzzing rooftop oasis was inspired by the Mediterranean island of Elba, (where Napoleon was once exiled to) and features tongue-in-cheek quotes from the historical icon graffitied onto most of their brick and blush walls. Boasting panoramic skyline views of the city and elevated street food offerings, it’s the perfect place to escape, eat and even pick up a caption idea or two...        

Rooftop Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Rd, SE1 8UL

biscuiteers

Whether you’re indulging your own sweet tooth or shopping for one of their beautifully-packaged gift baskets, this biscuit boutique has elevated the business of baking into a contemporary art form. Famed for their bespoke confectionary creations, you can even personalise your picks before you take them home. The icing on the cake? Their monochromatic interiors, marble bar top and charming printed wallpaper make Biscuiteers the perfect backdrop for a retro-inspired outfit post. Bonus points if you get your custom cookie in the shot, too.  

194 Kensington Park Rd, W11 2ES


dalloway terrace

Named after the fictional Virginia Woolf heroine, Dalloway Terrace might be peppered with quintessentially British accents (and a nod or two to the classic novel) but it still maintains a thoroughly modern charm. The refined, elegant service is mirrored in the faultlessly executed food, adding to the restaurant's palpable air of sophistication. Seasonal blooms decorate the outdoor-indoor dining space, with clusters of fresh foliage dotted around the ceiling and doorways, meaning you're never far away from the perfect picture opportunity. 

16-22 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia, WC1B 3NN


temakinho

Vibrant, colourful and contemporary: three words that perfectly sum up Temakinho’s maximalist take on both décor and dining. Fusing Japanese and Brazilian flavours into artistic plates with a twist of the unexpected, this tropical haunt offers a fresh take on classic cocktails and exotic cuisine. Touches of wicker and island-inspired accessories add to the off-duty, vacation vibes, making it the perfect environment for breaking out your sunnies and sandals.  For your best #lookoftheday shot, head to their well-lit bar and strike a pose amongst the ornamental parrots and palm tree wallpaper.  

10 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 4TF


PEGGY PORSCHEN

If Barbie owned a café, it would be Peggy Porschen. It’s so achingly perfect, pretty and pink in every respect that you’ll find guests spending as much time filling up their camera rolls as they do their stomachs. Not only does the interior live up to the Insta hype (the café has 247,000 followers), but the expertly crafted, impeccable food is just as impressive – despite being almost too pretty to eat. Whether you’re popping in for a glass of bubbly or making a beeline for their baked goods, we promise you’ll leave with more than a few fashionable flat lays.

116 Ebury St, Belgravia, SW1W 9QQ


SAINT AYMES

With queues that often meander down the street, Saint Aymes is a place to see and be seen, having garnered a well-earned reputation for being one of the most enchanting dining experiences in London. Serving up a menu of indulgent chocolates, 24 carat gold coffees and artisan pastries, it manages to balance an opulent, feminine aesthetic without being overly brash. From lush lilac wisteria that frames the entrance to a wall of pink peonies that catch the light through the window, there’s a ready-made, Insta-worthy setting around every corner.   

59 Connaught St, W2 2BB