5 boujie London restaurants to revisit post-lockdown

Brasserie of Light Selfridges boujie restaurant
Tim Firmager
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Revelling in thought of near-normal indoor venues as lockdown restrictions continue to ease across the UK, we at Vada have rounded up 5 restaurants in London we are looking forward to dine inside once again.

Review - Nipa Thai

Nipa Thai at Royal Lancaster

First on our list is Nipa Thai, a restaurant within the infamous Royal Lancaster hotel overlooking Hyde Park. We last reviewed Nipa Thai 6 years ago, and loved the authentic flavours and scent of lemongrass permeating the restaurant.

Nipa Thai will be open Wednesdays to Saturdays as of 19th May. Visit royallancaster.com for more information and booking. Additionally the hotel is running a special offer, which combines Park Suite accommodation in the hotel, a welcome bottle of champagne and in-room dining from Nipa Thai.

Location: Royal Lancaster hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY

Bluebird White City boujie restaurant

Bluebird Cafe at White City

Taking flight from their original Chelsea location on Kings Road, Bluebird Cafe has opened a second venue in Television Centre development in White City, bringing their chic flair to all-day dining. Cocktail prices cruise around the £10 mark, a reliable menu and selection of British desserts, Blubird is a perfect boujie pairing to the historic site.

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Location: Bluebird Cafe, 2 Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7RF

Brasserie of Light Selfridges boujie restaurant

Brasserie of Light at Selfridges

At home of Selfridges, Brasserie of Light is the perfection place to finish a shopping trip. First time (and returning) diners will be struck by the huge Damien Hurst crystal-encrusted Pegasus sculpture suspended above the restaurant. Combined with the elegant stylings, this is one of our favourite boujie venues in London.

To celebrate indoor dining reopening, Brasserie of Light has a limited edition afternoon tea service and new cocktail menu, inspired by London after dark.

Location: Selfridges (Duke Street entrance), 400 Oxford Street, W1A 1AB

Aquum Clapham boujie restaurant

Aquum, Clapham High Street

Kick off the weekend with a gay-friendly morning workout class on Clapham Common, followed a by a boujie brunch at Aquum. The Mediterranean-inspired menu of Aquum in Clapham, south London, is back, and the restaurant has spent the latter part of lockdown redesigning its terrace into a Greek Taverna style roof garden alongside new Greek and Cypriot menu items. Weekend diners can also expect the bottomless brunches to return with free-flowing Pornstar Martinis and prosecco.

Location: 68-70 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UL

circus Covent Garden boujie restaurant

Circus, Covent Garden

“There’s only two types of people in this world; the ones that entertain, and the ones that observe”. Britney is never wrong. The cabaret restaurant, Circus in Covent Garden brings camp and flair to dining and will certainly entertain. Observers-cum-diners should expect outrageous pop-up circus acts whilst enjoying the pan-Asian menu. Circus is its whole own sub-genre of boujie.

Location: 27-29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9BA

About Tim Firmager

Tim divides his time being a Digital Consultant in The City and as a food and travel writer across the globe. When he's not working as one of the Lifestyle Editors here at Vada, he's planning his next trip, or on the lookout for the latest food crazes or unusual foods in London's markets.