London’s restaurant scene is unmatched throughout the world, with some of the finest eateries and drinking holes on the face of God’s Green Earth. Sadly, that kind of real estate comes at the kind of premium only affordable to the biggest celebrities – and wouldn’t you know it a handful of the capital’s best pubs are owned by celebs.
Thanks to the team at Betway, we have the lowdown on all the biggest pubs, bars and restaurants owned by millionaire celebrities. We even have their TripAdvisor scores, so you know which ones to hit up first. Thank us later.
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Porte Noire – owned by Idris Elba (4.8 stars, 57 reviews)
Actor, DJ and everyone’s favourite Bond candidate Idris Elba recently opened up shop in King’s Cross. Porte Noire offers some snazzy international wines, cheeses and charcuteries, as well as an extensive brasserie-style menu. The space hosts up to 70 guests, so if you have that many friends and you can convince them all to hang out with you at once Idris’s place might be the best shout.
Location: Gasholder 10, unit A, London N1C 4BY
The Fox and the Pheasant – owned by James Blunt (4.5 stars, 129 reviews)
If you’ve just seen someone on a subway and want to take them for a pint to tell them they’re beautiful, maybe try James Blunt’s pub. The singer co-owns The Fox and Pheasant with his wife Sophie Wellesley and the two actually live nearby. Being in business since 1846, Londoners will be pleased to know that this pub offers a spacious conservatory for those sunny months ahead.
Location: 1 Billing Rd, London SW10 9UJ
Neat Burger – owned by Lewis Hamilton (4.5 stars, 81 reviews)
Vegan food is taking over the capital and soon it will take over the world – and if anyone is going to make that dream happen it’s Lewis Hamilton. His chain of fully-vegan burger joints is dotted across London (located in Camden, Finsbury, Princes, Soho and Westfield Stratford), meaning Lewis has most definitely started a mini fast-food empire. Get it? Fast food.
Location: Camden, Finsbury, Princes, Soho, Westfield Stratford
Nobu – owned by Robert De Niro (4.0 stars, 2,432 reviews)
Robert De Niro has owned London property since before it was cool, not that it was ever uncool. Japanese restaurant Nobu opened back in the 90s. Today, Nobu is a thriving empire of 29 restaurants, and is the perfect place to catch up with friends over sushi and cocktails.
Location: 19 Old Park Ln, London W1K 1LB
The Grapes – owned by Sir Ian McKellen (4.0 stars – 414 reviews)
Everyone who lives in Limehouse is aware of Ian McKellen’s ownership of The Grapes since the Lord of the Rings star is often seen mingling with punters – he even takes part in the odd pub quiz. It’s been a thriving establishment since the 16th century and it’s currently co-owned by Sir Ian and his former partner Sean Mathias, along with Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the London Evening Standard and The Independent.
Location: 14 Lime St, London EC3M 7AN
Walmer Castle – owned by David Beckham and Guy Ritchie (4.0 stars, 189 reviews)
Believe it or not, Becks joint owns Walmer Castle with Guy Ritchie of all people. The £3million pub is located in Notting Hill and boasts towering ceilings and cosy interiors. There is even a Thai restaurant on the first floor.
Location: 58 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AJ
Bertie Blossoms – owned by Ed Sheeran (3.5 stars, 15 reviews)
It will not surprise you to learn that Ed Sheeran, one of the richest musicians of all time, has his feet firmly on the London property ladder. It is thought that the name of the pub is a reference to his wife Cherry, after ‘cherry blossoms’.
Location: 323 Portobello Rd, London W10 5SY
Crepes and Cones – owned by Krept and Konan (3.0 stars, 388 reviews)
Rounding out the list we have Krept and Konan’s Croydon crepe joint. The pair inspired massive queues when they first opened Crepes and Cones and the South London establishment is still a popular hotspot among locals and tourists, offering delicious savoury food, creative cocktails and desserts.
Location: 24-26 S End, Croydon CRO 1DN
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