On a trip to see Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament? There are many sights to be seen in historic Westminster, and a lot of walking to be done, so you’ll need to be sure of the perfect place to rest your tired toes and get some gastronomic sustenance. Luckily, restaurants in Westminster, as well as traditional pubs, are plentiful. Of course, this is about as central as you can get, so it's easy to reach any of the Westminster restaurants if you’re making a special journey. Expect an eclectic mix of Indian, European and British cuisines, but what unites these eateries is their smart décor and grand surroundings. If you choose wisely, you’ll get a river view, too.
Grand in a modern sense, The Quilon Restaurant is London’s only Michelin-starred South Indian restaurant. On the menu, speciality Indian beers accompany exotic dishes like seared fillet of monkfish with juicy scallops and a delicate mustard sauce. They have a great vegetarian selection, too.
If you’d prefer to dine European-style, how about another Michelin-starred venue just a hop, skip and a jump away? Roux at Parliament Square serves experimental, haute-cuisine fayre, including dishes like Cornish crab ravioli with champagne veloute.