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Restaurants near London Eye


Dylan Mitchell

The London Eye is more than a testament to modern engineering, it is a gateway to some of the most delightful culinary experiences the city has to offer. This area, buzzing with tourists and locals alike, is a melting pot of flavours, offering everything from the comfort of well-loved chain restaurants to the unique charm of quaint independent eateries.

As you step off the London Eye, a different kind of adventure awaits – one that appeals to your taste buds. Whether you’re a fan of hearty American burgers, authentic Italian pasta, or exotic Pan-Asian delicacies, the restaurants dotting the landscape around this iconic Ferris wheel cater to every culinary craving. And with the added advantage of tastecard deals, dining out near the London Eye is not just about savouring great food but about enjoying unbeatable value too.

Azzurro - Waterloo

Just a brief stroll from the London Eye, Azzurro is ideal for those seeking a taste of Italy in the heart of London. This Italian all-day dining bar and restaurant, conveniently located minutes from Waterloo station, offers a cosy retreat with its classic Italian favourites. From stone-baked pizzas and freshly made pasta to sumptuous salads and risottos, Azzurro’s menu is a celebration of non-fussy, high-quality Italian cuisine. The restaurant’s passion for creating delicious Italian food that everyone can enjoy is evident in every dish.

For tastecard holders, Azzurro has an irresistible offer - 2 for 1 across all courses ordered from the à la carte menu, available Sunday to Thursday (excluding celebration days and the month of December). It’s the perfect place for a relaxing lunch, a celebratory dinner, or an after-work drink. Just remember to call in advance and mention your tastecard to take advantage of this delightful deal.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen - Waterloo

A quick hop, skip, and jump from the London Eye, Gourmet Burger Kitchen in Waterloo is heaven for burger aficionados. Celebrated as the home of the original gourmet burger since 2001, this establishment takes pride in its craft. Their burgers are more than just a meal; they are handcrafted creations made by people with a passion for patties. The secret lies in their ingredients: 100% British, grass-fed beef including hand-selected cuts of chuck, brisket, flank, and 30-day dry-aged steak.

They cater to all preferences too, with delightful veggie and gluten-free options, ensuring no one misses out on the gourmet experience. The burgers are complemented by fresh artisan buns, flavour-stacked toppings, and famous homemade sauces, culminating in pure burger bliss. For tastecard members, a visit here is even more enticing with a 25% discount off the total bill (excluding Fridays, Saturdays, Bank Holidays, and celebration days). It is an unmissable stop for a satisfying meal near the London Eye.

Banana Tree - Covent Garden

A short, scenic walk from the London Eye leads you to Banana Tree in Covent Garden. This award-winning restaurant is a haven for lovers of authentic Pan Asian cuisine, offering a tantalising array of dishes from South East Asian countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, and Malaysia. The chefs at Banana Tree are committed to creating dishes that are not only bursting with flavour but are also prepared in the healthiest way possible.

Using fresh aromatic herbs and authentic spices sourced directly from the Pan Asian region, each dish is a masterpiece of taste and presentation. For tastecard holders, a visit to Banana Tree comes with a 25% discount off the total bill (excluding Fridays, Saturdays, Bank Holidays, and celebration days).


Bella Italia - Strand

Hop off the London Eye and land right in Italy as you dine on delicious Italian classics at the famous Bella Italia. Let’s face it, you just can’t argue with the irresistible flavours of an Italian. So whether you’re partial to a pizza or are a sucker for a spag-bol, you’re in for a good time at Bella Italia.

Oh, and don’t forget to order yourself one (or two) of their tempting sides. The garlic ciabatta goes down a treat with one of their herby pastas and who doesn’t love a side of fries with their pizza?  Dine here with tastecard and enjoy our fantastic 2 for 1 deal at Bella Italia at Strand. The London Eye boasts some fantastic sights, but just wait until you see your order at this restaurant!


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The area around the London Eye is not just a feast for the eyes but also a paradise for the palate. From the authentic Italian flavours at Azzurro to the innovative dishes of Banana Tree, there is a world of culinary delights waiting to be discovered. With tastecard, these dining experiences become even more rewarding, offering significant savings that enhance your gastronomic journey. Grab your tastecard, start your flavour-filled adventure, and make your next visit to the London Eye an unforgettable feast for the eyes and the stomach. Bon appétit!