As a very popular recreational space, and one of the eight Royal Parks in the city, Hyde Park gets its fair share of tourists and locals visiting each and every day. With so much to keep everyone occupied it’s also the kind of place that you could easily spend an entire day without realising how much time is passing by. From the playgrounds to the Serpentine Lake, the memorials to the horse riding and football pitches; there is plenty to hold your attention. So where do you go when it’s time to get something to eat?
Being so centrally located, Hyde Park has no shortage of options whether you want to stay in the park itself or head to one of the many coffee shops, cafes and restaurants which surround the park itself alongside the many great hotels such as the Hyde Park International.
Serpentine Bar & Kitchen
Located inside an iconic building on the edge of the Serpentine you will find the Serpentine Bar and Kitchen which serves a variety of hot meals and snacks such as sandwiches, freshly made cakes and hot and cold drinks. This is a great option if you don’t want to leave the park, or you want to enjoy a great view of the lake as you take a refreshment break. There is also the nearby Lido Bar and Café which is also suitated on the banks of the Serpentine and would be another great option if you didn’t want to leave Hyde Park.
Salt and Honey Bistro
Outside the park, just to the north at 28 Sussex Place you will find Salt and Honey Bistro, which serves both dinner and brunch using British ingredients to create a menu which is inspired by cultures the world over. A charming and intimate bistro, it’s probably advisable to book a table so that you don’t find yourself disappointed as it continues to be popular with both visitors and locals alike. Of course, if you are taking advantage of one of the many Hyde Park special offers then it will be right on your doorstep.
Lanes of London
On the corner of Hyde Park, Lanes of London stands on Park Lane offering a delightful menu of European food and the opportunity to indulge in some afternoon tea. The menu changes seasonally and uses only locally sourced British produce. Lanes of London is a classic establishment and would be the perfect choice if you wanted to treat yourself after a wander around Hyde Park.
Of course with literally hundreds of restaurants and cafes surrounding the park, not to mention the more mainstream stores where you can also purchase food such as Marks and Spencer and Pret A Manger, there is no shortage of options. Whether you fancy Italian, British, Thai or just a cake and a hot drink, there are lots of places just a short walk from the park itself which would be ideal. Other restaurants of note include Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, One-o-One Restaurant, Koffman’s and Zuma as well as the few we have mentioned above.