Longer evenings, fun with friends and reconnecting over a well-deserved drink or two. Sound idyllic? In Belgravia, it’s just the way we do things. Celebrating or just catching up outdoors is the thing to do this spring, so whether you’re finishing your work day with a cocktail or planning a weekend meet, Belgravia has some of the best pubs in London.
The Thomas Cubitt is Belgravia’s famous public house with a menu that focuses on the very best of regional British produce. You’ll also find an amazing list of selected boutique producers, who provide over 30 wines by the glass and over 70 bottles, and their revolutionary Coravin system (any wine connoisseur knows that it’s a clever system that allows you to pour a glass from the bottle without removing the cork), means that you can try a selection from their finest and most premium range. The Sunday roasts are legendary and show off British produce at its best – so, what are you waiting for? 44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9PA
A jewel in the crown of British pubs, many locals have hailed it the best pub in the world. The unspoilt interior has remained practically unchanged for over 300 years and is the perfect place for a serious digital detox. Mobile phone and TV free, it is a true favourite with anyone who wants to appreciate pub life as it should be enjoyed – in front of a fine pint, (or glass of wine) a sandwich and great company. With live jazz every first Sunday of the month, The Nag’s head is a British institution. 53 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8ED
A real community pub, The Alfred Tennyson is a gastro-hub in the heart of Belgravia Positioned at the end of the cobbled Motcomb Street, this beautiful grand dame of public houses is set over four floors – each one as cosy as the next. Inspired by one of England’s greatest poets, the menu is suitably lyrical, so feel free to choose from a selection of sustainably and locally sourced dishes, which change seasonally to show off great British produce at its finest. There are takes on traditional dishes – like venison croquettes but vegetarians are in for a treat with the white asparagus, sweet potato and pine nut Wellington. You can also choose from an extensive cocktail, wine and beer menu. So cosy up and get inspired. 10 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LA
When you enter The Grenadier – before you even order a drink, look up! There you’ll see bank notes – stuck to the ceiling. Why? Legend has this establishment is named after young Cedric, a soldier who was caught cheating at cards and punished by being put to death. No one knows exactly when this ghastly deed occurred, but in tribute, visitors hang money from the ceiling in an attempt to pay Cedric’s debt. On to cheerier subjects and you’ll only need to look at the menu, which is filled with English pub classics like fish and chips and smoked ham hock sandwiches – perfect if you’re looking for a relaxed lunch. 18 Wilton Row, Belgravia, London SW1X 7NR
A beautifully restored building with huge windows overlooking some of the Pimilco Road Design District, this award-winning establishment is the perfect place to retire to when you want a break. Originally a brewery, the building has been beautifully restored to maintain its grand features and overlooks the charming and tranquil Orange Square which features such delights as the arrest statue of Mozart and a wonderful Saturday farmers market. Tuck into the all-time favourite, wood fired pizzas – or sup on a guest ale. This is one of the treasures in Belgravia, where you can escape for a little me-time. 37 Pimlico Road SW1W 8NE
Nestled in the heart of Belgravia, No.11 Pimlico Road is an independent neighbourhood bar at its very best. It’s the perfect place to meet friends for lunch or after a busy day. The bottomless brunch is not to be missed, with flee flowing drinks and a curated MAV playlist, how can you go wrong? From breakfast to and Sunday roasts at the weekend to a dizzying selection of coffee, cocktails and canapés, a visit to this establishment will be the answer to all your get-together dreams. The menu is comprised of thoughtful dishes sourced from the finest, most sustainable suppliers and has been awarded 3* from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for their commitment to reduce food waste by working with ‘wonky vegetables’, which would otherwise be discarded. If you thought that looking after your environment was hard, then visit The Orange and let them change your mind! 11 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NA
Belgravia’s hidden gem, The Horse and Groom is one of Belgravia’s cosiest pubs and the place where traditional hospitality and great food and drinks blend together to create a little bit of magic. Situated close-enough-to but far-enough-away from the hustle and bustle of Hyde Park, Knightsbridge and Victoria, you’re safe in the knowledge that you’re close to the action but can escape from it all when you need to. Settle down with a good book or friends to enjoy great home cooked dishes and a glass or two of what you fancy. With inside and outside seating, this is a pub for all seasons. 7 Groom Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 7BA