Looking for the perfect dining out destination in Bexley? Well this may help you.

We've gone to review website Tripadvisor and compiled a list of the best restaurants in the borough of Bexley, as rated by reviewers.

With lockdown restrictions mostly relaxed, restaurants offering a choice of both inside and outside service (or takeaway) and the initial rush back now calming, there has not been a better time to enjoy a delicious meal out in the borough.

Some families are even reportedly celebrating their late Christmas family meals this month, but whatever the excuse Bexley offers plenty of top tier eateries.

A number of different cuisines and locations are featured on this list, so there's plenty of choice for all.

Here are the top 10 cafes and restaurants in Bexley.

1. The Royal Kitchen

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Where to find it - 135-137 Station Road, Sidcup, DA15 7AA

'Excellent' reviews - 101 out of 107

What reviewers say: "Visited here for fathers day as was recommended by a friend - the food was unreal and had no faults, service was great and friendly, will 100% be coming back - you should defo try it here, great new indian restaurant!"

"Ordered takeaway, literally the best Indian food to be had outside of India. Food was nicely spiced and very fragrant. Next time will be visiting in person."

2. The Jasmine by Spice Nouv-Oh!

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Where to find it - 331 The Broadway Bexleyheath, DA6 8DT

'Excellent' reviews - 199 out of 231

What reviewers say: "Cannot believe I have never tried The Jasmine restaurant before. Missed out there! Incredible food... And I mean Incredible. The owner is so passionate and creative about food, its infectious. High-quality ingredients, phenomenal flavours, heaven on a plate. The honey and cinnamon based chicken curry was exceptional."

"Go there, you will not be disappointed."

3. Melucci's

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Where to find it - 55 Bexley High Street, Bexley DA5 1AB

'Excellent' reviews - 248 out of 293

What reviewers say: "Fantastic place! The food is absolutely amazing but it’s not just the food, it’s the whole atmosphere. Everyone is so friendly and happy you leave feeling so uplifted. And their cakes are out of this world."

"Excellent coffee, food and so authentic! This place is awesome, it's a diamond set in Bexley Village. Love it, go there every day."

4. Il Vesuvio

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Where to find it - Unit 3 Royal Oak Road, Bexleyheath DA6 7AD

'Excellent' reviews - 130 out of 161

What reviewers say: "10/10 food and service. This is a lovely restaurant and I’m glad I found it. Food portions are plentiful and the prices are good. The service we received was great so we’ll be back and will spread the word of this little gem. Highly recommend. Great cocktails."

"A GREAT restaurant. Friendly and welcoming staff, great atmosphere and amazing food. I would highly recommend."

5. Masala Inn

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Where to find it - 220 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7AU

'Excellent' reviews - 253 out of 300

What reviewers say: "Wonderful meal as always, had the Chicken Shashlik and it was a triumph. Always look forward to visiting."

"The Saturday takeaway was super fast delivery time with a free Bombay Potato, food was excellent, nice and warm, revived free poppadom with sauce, see you again masala Inn."

“Best Indian Food we've ever had!”

6. Cuore Food From The Earth

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Where to find it - 278 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 8BE

'Excellent' reviews - 84 out of 99

What reviewers say: "We bought 2 pasta dishes for lunch today, the pesto pasta and cuore pasta - there was plenty, and they were perfectly cooked and delicious, We ordered ahead, the service was great and the dishes were ready and hot when we arrived. Lovely place!"

"Great home made food, both savoury and sweet, and drinks. Relaxed atmosphere and good place for meeting friends for a catch up!"

7. Shampan 3 Welling

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Where to find it- 8 Falconwood Parade The Green, Welling DA16 2PL

'Excellent' reviews - 443 out of 557

What reviewers say: "First visit to a restaurant after lockdown. Wonderful service by Jay and delicious food. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and the measures to make it safer to dine in due to Covid. Is now the only place we want to get a local curry."

"Its strange times celebrating your birthday during lockdown but being able to eat an amazing Indian meal from this great restaurant was a saving grace. The owner was really lovely and even gave me a free bottle of wine as a birthday gift. We are looking forward to our next meal from the Shampan Welling."

8. Pascal Bistro

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Where to find it - 90 Station Road, Sidcup DA15 7DU

'Excellent' reviews - 372 out of 468

What reviewers say: "We had our first meal al fresco tonight and not disappointed. Food always great and friendly service. It was busy with a few walk ins as well as some regulars, so nice to see a local business thriving again. Massive portions still and five star throughout."

"Wonderful atmosphere and staff who were friendly and helpful. The food was out of this world and a lot of it! A great evening had by all."

9. Chupitos Tapas Bar and Restaurant

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Where to find it - 28 Upper Wickham Lane, Welling DA16 3HF

'Excellent' reviews - 213 out of 298

What reviewers say: "We had a great dinner! The food was great value and the staff were very welcoming and accommodating! The overall service was very efficient and we had a great time. We will be back!"

"We've been coming here regularly for a good couple of years, and it never disappoints. Another lovely meal tonight. Food, drinks & service all first class as always. We'll be back soon."

10. The Banana Garden

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Where to find it - 17 The Oval Kent, Sidcup DA15 9ER

'Excellent' reviews - 185 out of 249

What reviewers say: "Great place to go in the summer for a light lunch or in the winter for a warm lunch and cake and tea, cute quirky place which is quite big and does very tasty food specials and toasties/panini/sandwiches etc and really good home made cakes!! Good to go with family or friends for meet up/hearty food."

"We had lunch here when visiting Sidcup for the first time and it was very good, the staff were very friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was good quality and average price, we will be calling in again next time we are in the area."