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If you’ve ended up on this post, there’s a good chance you love cheese as much as I do! Either that or you’re organizing a special meal for a cheese-obsessed loved one.
Well luckily for us, London is a cheese haven, with a plethora of restaurants offering fantastic cheese platters, indulgent cheese-based dishes, and gooey fondue galore.
In this article, I’ll take you through all of the best cheese restaurants in London, highlighting their unique takes on cheese and why they’re worth a visit. So get ready to tantalize your taste buds and discover a new appreciation for this beloved dairy product.
The Best Cheese Restaurants in London
Pick & Cheese, Covent Garden
Where? Seven Dials Market, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9AT.
Website: Pick & Cheese.
Pick & Cheese sits at the top of this list of London’s best cheese restaurants for one key reason… it’s the world’s first cheese conveyor belt restaurant!
Much like the sushi train restaurants of Japan (or British fave, YO! Sushi), Pick & Cheese sends its selection of cheese plates around on a looping conveyor belt for guests to pick and choose as many as they like. The hungrier you are, the more dangerous it becomes!
The belt dishes include a wide variety of delicious British cheeses, with everything from Classic Cheddar and Lincolnshire Red to the more extravagant Truffled Baron Bigod and Whipped Rosary Goats’ Cheese.
Each cheese is also perfectly paired with a condiment, such as Marmalades, Chutneys, or even the more unusual Chocolate and Hazelnut Brownie. Plus there’s a selection of charcuterie dishes on the belt to accompany your cheese too.
For the ultimate cheese-lovers experience, head to Pick & Cheese on a Wednesday for 1hr 15mins of bottomless cheese and charcuterie for only £25pp.
The Cheese Barge, Paddington
Where? Paddington Basin, Sheldon Square, London W2 6DL.
Website: The Cheese Barge.
The Cheese Barge certainly wins the award for the most unusual cheese restaurant in London.
The unique cheese bar can be found on a large double-decker barge moored on the Regents Canal in Paddington. There’s an indoor restaurant area on the lower deck for rainy days in the capital, while the rooftop terrace (open Apr-Sept) is the perfect place to enjoy some delicious cheese and wine in the sun.
The menu features a range of British cheeses that you can combine to make your own cheese board, as well as a selection of small plates, sides, and sharing dishes.
Tip: The Westcombe fried curried cheese curds with chili honey are my fave and a must-order! The dish is on the small plates menu, but the plate of fried cheese is more than enough to share between several people.
Enjoy dining on the water? Check out these other cool floating restaurants in London.
The Cheese Bar, Camden Town
Where? Unit 93-94 Camden Stables, Camden Town, London NW1 8AH
Website: Cheese Bar.
Located within the historic Camden Stables Market, The Cheese Bar is famous for its indulgent grilled cheese sandwiches and other mouthwateringly gooey and delicious cheese-centered dishes.
While the grilled cheese sarnie is a lunchtime favourite, the restaurant’s dinner menu includes belly-filling big plates such as the Truffled Brie Burger, Five Cheese Macaroni, and a Cornish Gouda filled Chicken Kiev.
Many of the dishes are perfect for sharing, like the Blue Cheese Raclette with beef shin, leek, and potatoes, the British Burrata with basil pesto, and the irresistible molten Cheese Fondue with new potatoes, cornichons, and sourdough.
Or for something a little smaller, there is a selection of cheeses to create your own cheese board too.
Wait, aren’t these all the same restaurant?
If you’ve been clicking through to the websites, you may have already noticed that these three London cheese restaurants are owned by the same company, The Cheese Bar, who also own Funk Cheese and Wine cheese shop on Columbia Road and London street food sensation The Cheese Truck.
Each restaurant has its own unique vibe and a slightly varied menu (Camden has more big plates, while Pick & Cheese focuses on individual cheeses), but many of the British cheeses on offer are the same.
If you’ve already been to one of these spots and are looking for something a little different, try one of these other excellent London cheese restaurants instead…
Champagne + Fromage, Covent Garden / Greenwich
Where? 22 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD | 34 Greenwich Church St, London SE10 9BL.
Website: Champagne + Fromage.
Champagne+Fromage is a rustic French Bistro with two cosy locations in London.
The restaurant serves some of the finest French cheese and charcuterie in the city, which has to be washed down with a glass of their premium French champagne, of course.
Create your own cheese board from the bistro’s wide selection of French cheeses, including the likes of camembert, brie, comté, and roquefort. And if you’re a meat-eater, you can combine this with a plate of cured meats too.
The menu also features a handful of other tasty cheese-based French dishes, including Baked Camembert (a must-order!), Croque Monsieur, Tartiflette, Raclette, and more.
Fancy a cheese-based afternoon tea? Champagne + Fromage offers an elegant afternoon tea with a French twist. Think champagne, tea, a bespoke array of cheeses to suit your taste, and even some gourmet French macarons to top it all off!
Cheese + Fizz, Brixton Village
Where? Brixton Village, Coldharbour Ln, London SW9 8PR.
Website: Cheese + Fizz.
Cheese + Fizz is the cool new little sister of Champagne + Fromage, rebranded to reflect the vibrant and eclectic look and feel of it’s hometown of Brixton.
Rather than the rustic French style of its sister restaurants, Cheese + Fizz features an emerald green and bright pink colour scheme, with colorful murals covering the walls and quirky upcycled vintage furnishings.
The new concept restaurant still serves the brand’s signature cheese and champagne, with the addition of a selection of nibbles, mix and match French tapas dishes, and still and sparkling wines.
The exciting menu features all things cheese, from creamy baked camembert to delicious raclette with truffle or cured meal, and their brand new sharing fondue (although I wouldn’t blame you for ordering one to yourself!).
The Cheese Wheel, Camden
Where? West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF.
Website: The Cheese Wheel.
If you’re a fan of the Million Pound Menu, you might remember the Cheese Wheel from season one. If not, make sure to check it out on Netflix!
Located in Camden Market’s West Yard, the Cheese Wheel offers delicious hand-rolled tagliatelle in a creamy white wine, garlic, and chive Alfredo sauce, spun inside a giant wheel of Grana Padano for an extra cheesy twist…
Once your pasta is cheesy enough, you can also add extra toppings of your choice, with options including Smoked Pancetta, Creamy Mushroom, Ragu Slow Cooked Beef, and Black Truffle Sauce.
All served up by pasta chefs from the Emilia Romagna region of Italy…
Plus, with all dishes between £6-£10, the Cheese Wheel is one of the most affordable cheese dishes in London!
Oli Baba’s, Camden
Where? West Yard, Camden Lock Place, London NW1 8AF.
Website: Oli Baba’s.
Some more tasty street food for those looking for London’s best cheese on a budget…
Self-proclaimed ‘original creators of halloumi fries’, Oli Baba’s is a Camden Market food institution that serves up what is without a doubt the most delicious deep-fried cheese sticks in the capital.
Oli Baba’s halloumi fries come drizzled in za’atar yogurt and topped with pomegranate seeds, mint, and sumac. An unbelievable blend of unique flavours!
Trust me, once you’ve tried them once, you’re guaranteed to be back again… and again… and again…
Whipped London, Brixton & Covent Garden
Where? Unit 65, Brixton Village, SW9 8PS | 29 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, WC2N 4BJ.
Website: Whipped London.
From London’s best cheese to the capital’s best cheesecake, Whipped London is a must-visit for cheese lovers with a sweet tooth.
Independently-owned Whipped was started by Alice Churchill, an esteemed chef with over 18 years worth of experience in global Michelin kitchens, who became famous for her amazing New York-style baked cheesecakes.
Alice’s indulgent, melt-in-the-mouth whipped cheesecakes come in a variety of classic and unusual flavours that alternate throughout the year. You’ll likely to find flavours like vanilla, red velvet, lotus cookie dough, sticky toffee pecan, and plenty more.
Got a sweet tooth? Check out some more of London’s tastiest desserts.
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