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Outlaw's at The Capital

The Capital Hotel, 22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, London

Outlaw's at The Capital, The Capital Hotel, London, London

The Capital Hotel has been a fine-dining destination for more than 40 years. Now Cornwall based seafood chef Nathan Outlaw joins the illustrious roll-call of chefs to have worked in its famous kitchens that also includes Brian Turner and Gary... more

Hedone

301/303 Chiswick High Road, London

Hedone, 301/303 Chiswick High Road, London, London

Swedish émigré Mikael Jonsson's elemental approach to cooking that lives and dies by the quality of the ingredients on the plate has won him raves from bloggers and critics alike. Not bad for a self-taught chef who only a few years ago still made his... more

The Real Greek - Spitalfields

6 Horner Square, Old Spitalfields Market, London

The Real Greek - Spitalfields, 6 Horner Square, London, London

Founded in 1999 by acclaimed chef Theodore Kyriakou, this handsome, contemporary restaurant was hailed for doing exactly what it says on the tin: bringing a taste of real Greek food to the capital. Kyriakou is no longer involved but the brand has... more

Moro

34/36 Exmouth Market, London

Moro, 34/36 Exmouth Market, London, London

After spending five years cooking at the River Cafe in Hammersmith, husband and wife team Sam and Sam Clarke opened Moro in the late 90's. Since then, the modern restaurant with its large zinc bar and open kitchen has not only become part of the... more

Les Deux Salons

40/42 William IV Street, London

Les Deux Salons, 40/42 William IV Street, London, London

Chef Anthony Demetre and business partner and maitre'd Will Smith have used dark green leather banquettes, mosaic marbled flooring, aged mirrors and globe lights to create their own little corner of Paris in Covent Garden for their third venture... more

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, London

Gymkhana, 42 Albemarle Street, London, London

Gymkhana is one of the most critically lauded Indian restaurants ever to open in London. This is the second venture from chef Karam Sethi of the acclaimed Trishna in Marylebone and is inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs of the Raj. The... more

Jamie's Italian, Canary Wharf

Unit 17, 2 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London

Jamie's Italian, Canary Wharf, Unit 17, London, London

Jamie’s Italian in Canary Wharf is an open and lively venue perfect for catch ups with friends, family dinners or business lunches. Their lovely outdoor terrace is a perfect spot for a cheeky glass of prosecco after work or a long lunch... more

Sketch

9 Conduit Street, London

Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, London

Algerian restaurateur, Mourad Mozouz of Momo fame let his imagination run free in the creation of the surreal, sumptuous Sketch, set over two floors of an 18th Century building. It houses a restaurant, cafe, tea room and bar and enjoys quirky... more

Pizarro

194 Bermondsey Street, London

Pizarro, 194 Bermondsey Street, London, London

Genial Spanish chef Jose Pizzaro serves gloriously, deliciously rustic dishes at this seriously buzzy casual restaurant. It's a restaurant-of-the-moment (complete with the fashionable yet annoying no-bookings at dinner policy) that will have foodies... more

Rules

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London

Rules, 35 Maiden Lane, London, London

Oddly, British restaurants are thin in the ground in London, so thank goodness for Rules. Established in 1798, they claim to be the oldest restaurant in the capital and the place oozes old world charm with an opulent interior that boasts ox blood... more

The Ivy

1/5 West Street, London

The Ivy, 1/5 West Street, London, London

Despite the behind the scenes changes of management a few years ago this theatre land stalwart continues to draw the stars of stage and screen in their droves. There's a touch of magic to the wood panelled dining room that seems to be bathed in... more

The Clos Maggiore

33 King Street, Coven Garden, London

The Clos Maggiore, 33 King Street, London, London

It seems everyone agrees, Clos Maggiore is one of the most romantic restaurants in London if the numerous awards its received for that attribute are anything to go by. Blossoming trees overhang the tables and a crackling fire warms the restaurant... more

Merchants Tavern

36 Charlotte Road, London

Merchants Tavern, 36 Charlotte Road, London, London

This former warehouse space has been given a cracking makeover with lots of exposed brick, chairs in contrasting claret, bright red and grey fabrics and green leather banquettes. In the roomy and comfortable bar you can eat and drink extremely well... more

Hakkasan

8 Hanway Place, London

Hakkasan, 8 Hanway Place, London, London

Chinese cuisine has never tasted so good as at Hakkasan where the vibe is sultry and sexy. Locate the discrete entrance just off Oxford Street, descend the incense infused steps into a basement bar so dimly lit you feel it could be the VIP area of a... more

Cafe Murano

33 St James's Street, London

Cafe Murano, 33 St James's Street, London, London

This isn't really a cafe, but a smart Italian restaurant from Angela Hartnett who worked for Gordon Ramsay at this very address in the late 1990s when it was trading as Petrus. They’ve made good use of the narrow space with a long white marble-topped... more

Sonny's Kitchen

94 Church Road, London

Sonny's Kitchen, 94 Church Road, London, London

This long established and well thought of neighbourhood restaurant in the chi chi area of Barnes has recently been revamed by Phil Howard of The Square in Mayfair and is now well worth making a journey for. Its a menu of two halves here, with smart... more

Spuntino

61 Rupert Street, Soho, London

Spuntino, 61 Rupert Street, London, London

According to its twitter account, Spuntino is '27 stools and a popcorn machine'. If you really want to find out what its all about, you'll have to make your way to Soho and probably join the queue for what it perhaps the hippest of Russell Norman's... more

J Sheekey

28/35 St Martin's Court, London

J Sheekey, 28/35 St Martin's Court, London, London

Part of the acclaimed Caprice group that also includes The Ivy and Scotts, J Sheekey is a genuine London theatreland institution that's been around since the dawn of the 20th century. If that makes it sound old fashioned, then a glance a the menu... more

Jamie's Italian, Islington

North Retail, Angel Building, 403 St John Street, Islington, London

Jamie's Italian, Islington, North Retail, London, London

This ultra modern glass and steel trattoria is as fresh and funky as its creator, tv chef Jamie Oliver, all glazed brick, exposed girders and trendy metal chairs. Yes, it's part of a chain but the quality of ingredients, high standard of cooking and... more

Umu

14/16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London

Umu, 14/16 Bruton Place, London, London

Offering an extensive wine and sake list and serving, some say, the best Japanese food in London Umu is a meal to remember. It starts with the concealed entrance in Mayfair, where you need to place your hand over a sensor to activate a sliding door... more

Indian Zest

21 Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames

Indian Zest, 21 Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames, London

Chef proprietor, Manoj Vasalkar, has created an impressive venue in which to enjoy modern, regional Indian cuisine. The interior is light and airy with polished wood floors, wicker chairs and white napery. The dark wood bar, together with the Indian... more

10 Greek street, London, London

10 Greek Street is the epitome of modern casual Soho dining. A simple small rectangle of a room with closely set tables, banquette seating and an open kitchen as the focal point you can forget about exuberant interior design, here its all about the... more

The Five Fields

8/9 Blacklands Terrace, London

The Five Fields, 8/9 Blacklands Terrace, London, London

Intimate, refined and elegant, this fine dining restaurant just off Sloane Square has made a big splash on the London restaurant scene. American-born chef Taylor Bonnyman uses produce grown in the restaurants own gardens in Sussex to create superb... more

Maze

10/13 Grosvenor Square, London

Maze, 10/13 Grosvenor Square, London, London

Perched on a high stool at the glamorous polished bar you may be persuaded to drop your regular tipple in favour of one of Maze’s adventurous cocktails – perhaps a beetroot and chocolate martini. Your culinary voyage continues in the equally stylish... more

Terroirs

5 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London

Terroirs, 5 William IV Street, London, London

Set over two floors, this unassuming wine bar and restaurant seconds from Charing Cross champions natural, organic and biodynamic wines on a 40 page wine list containing over 200 bins. The outstanding food follows the philosophy as well, with all of... more

Brasserie Blanc

1 Watling Street, London

Brasserie Blanc, 1 Watling Street, London, London

Raymond Blanc brings the sort of French elan that makes his Oxfordshire hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ so magical to his group of affordable city centre brasseries. Indulge in a pre-dinner drink in the smart bar then grab a... more

Goodman Canary Wharf

3 South Quay, Discovery Dock East, South Quay, Canary Wharf, London

Goodman Canary Wharf, 3 South Quay, London, London

Right now, London is awash with great steak restaurants, but Goodmans might just be the best of the bunch. Make no mistake, you'll have to pay for this sort of quality, but you meat lovers will not be disappointed. With its dark wood panelling and... more

Medlar Restaurant

438 Kings Road, Chelsea, London

Medlar Restaurant, 438 Kings Road, London, London

Owners Joe Mercer Nairne (chef) and David O'Connor (maitre'd) have an impressive track record working in top restaurants including Chez Bruce and The Square in London and Rockpool in Sydney. All that experience shows in a smart yet casual restaurant... more

One Leicester Street

1 Leicester Street, London

One Leicester Street, 1 Leicester Street, London, London

There's a stripped back, almost austere feel to this intimate hotel dining room. Anyone familiar with St John in Smithfields will instantly recognise it as the work of the London restaurant scene’s oddest couple, chef Fergus Henderson and business... more

The Greenhouse

27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, London

The Greenhouse, 27a Hay's Mews, London, London

Tucked away in a charming Mayfair mews, The Greenhouse is one of the most delightful places in London to dine. The elegant, recently refurbished dining room features displays of tree branches enclosed behind plate glass, echoing the restaurant's... more

Hix Oyster & Chop House

36/37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London

Hix Oyster & Chop House, 36/37 Greenhill Rents, London, London

It doesn't get much more local than the De Beauvoir smoked salmon 'Hix cure' on the menu at this lively bistro, close to Smithfield market. Chef and owner Mark Hix cures and smokes the fish in his own back garden in the nearby De Beauvoir area of... more

Locanda Locatelli

8 Seymour Street, London

Locanda Locatelli, 8 Seymour Street, London, London

Locanda Locatelli takes Italian cuisine to a new level. Opened by celebrity chef Giorgio Locatelli (revered by many as one of the finest Italian Chefs in the UK) over ten years ago, it has won numerous awards. It’s a stylish, sophisticated venue with... more

The Quilon Restaurant & Bar

41 Buckingham Gate, London

The Quilon Restaurant & Bar, 41 Buckingham Gate, London, London

Quilon is a very refined Indian restaurant which specialises in tangy seafood inspired by South Indian coastal cuisine and has attracted numerous accolades since it opened over a decade ago. House specialities include spiced grilled red snapper,... more

Goodman Mayfair

24/26 Maddox Street, London

Goodman Mayfair, 24/26 Maddox Street, London, London

Right now, London is awash with great steak restaurants, but Goodmans might just be the best of the bunch. With its dark wood panelling and chocolate brown leather banquettes, Goodman is a grown-up, masculine sort of restaurant perfect for a business... more

Green's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

36 Duke Street, St James's, London

Green's Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 36 Duke Street, London, London

Greens is a modern London institution. Now in its third decade of serving familiar, comforting dishes like Cumberland bangers and mash with onion sauce and beer battered fish and chips with minted mushy peas, the restaurant will appeal to those who... more

Berners Tavern

10 Berners Street, London

Berners Tavern, 10 Berners Street, London, London

This jaw-droppingly beautiful all-day diner from star chef Jason Atherton is a real trend setter with a truly glamorous setting with genuinely top drawer cooking - a hitherto rare combination indeed. There's style by the bucket-load with a stunning... more

Roka

1st Floor, 40 Canada Square, London

Roka, 1st Floor, London, London

The robata grill is the central feature of this restaurant. Surrounded by a counter fashioned from rough hewn tree trunks diners can watch the theatre of their meal unfold as seafood, meat and vegetables are skilfully prepared. In the summer an al... more

Brawn

49 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, London

Brawn, 49 Columbia Road, London, London

Ed Wilson just might be the best chef you've never heard of. Having trained with the likes of the Galvin brothers, Wilson opened Terriors in Covent Garden back in 2009 and now heads up a group of four wine bar/restaurants including this simple... more

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

11/15 Swallow Street, London

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill, 11/15 Swallow Street, London, London

Tucked away in a beautiful Victorian building on a side street between Piccadilly and Regents Street, they've been serving top quality seafood here since 1916. A former head chef in the 90's, Richard Corrigan reinvigorated the landmark restaurant... more

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London

The Ledbury, 127 Ledbury Road, London, London

The Ledbury is a classy affair. Attentive, knowledgeable staff serve up haute French-inspired cuisine. Hugely talented Australian-born chef Brett Graham is a culinary superstar in the making, creating bold, complex dishes. A seven course tasting menu... more

Yauatcha

15/17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London

Yauatcha, 15/17 Broadwick Street, London, London

Yauatcha is a trendy dim sum restaurant in Soho designed by Christian Liaigre as a modern reinterpretation of an old Chinese teahouse with an open plan layout and kitchen. It offers a large range of Chinese and Indian teas and an all day grazing... more

Clarke's

122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, London

Clarke's, 122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, London, London

Clarkes in something of an institution in the area, and is named after Sally Clarke who for 25 years has been extolling the virtues of seasonal, well sourced produce which has become so fashionable in recent years. Testament to the well sourced... more

Del Mercato

Park Street, London

Del Mercato, Park Street, London, London

An espresso bar, pizzeria, bakery and restaurant, this is a little slice of Italy from Legendary London restaurateur Claudio Pulze in a series of vaulted railway buildings a stone's throw from Borough Market in south London. The uncluttered interior... more

HIX Mayfair

Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, London

HIX Mayfair, Brown's Hotel, London, London

This is acclaimed chef Mark Hix's most upmarket outlet, celebrating British food and art in the swanky surroundings of Brown's Hotel. The handsome wood-panelling and smart, colourful banquettes are complimented by a collection of works by leading... more

HKK

Broadgate West, 88 Worship Street, London

HKK, Broadgate West, London, London

This modern Cantonese from the Hakkasan group offers no choice surprise 15 course tasting menu in the evenings in elegant, stripped back surroundings. This might be the best Chinese meal of your life. A whole cherry wood roasted Peking duck is... more

Brasserie Blanc

60 Threadneedle Street, London

Brasserie Blanc, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, London

Raymond Blanc of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ fame has brought his exquisite fine dining a little more down to earth for his City brasserie. The upmarket styling with brown leather seats and banquettes, pale yellow walls and bright modern artwork and... more

Polpo

41 Beak Street, London

Polpo, 41 Beak Street, London, London

Restaurateur Russell Norman used to work for the Caprice group and has taken cool London by storm with his group of ultra casual eateries inspired by the back street bacari wine bars of Venice that serve tapas-like chicheti. You could describe the... more

Da Polpo

6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London

Da Polpo, 6 Maiden Lane, London, London

Restaurateur Russell Norman has taken cool London by storm with his group of ultra casual eateries inspired by the back street bacari wine bars of Venice that serve tapas-like chicheti. You could describe the style here as fashionably distressed with... more

Honey & Co.

25a Warren Street, London

Honey & Co., 25a Warren Street, London, London

Couple Sarit Packer and wife Itamar Srulovich (who both used to work for Yottam Ottolenghi) run this charming daytime-only Middle Eastern cafe-bistro tucked away in a Fitzrovia back street. Its a minimally decorated space with a beautiful blue and... more

Brasserie Blanc

9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, London

Brasserie Blanc, 9 Belvedere Road, London, London

Raymond Blanc brings the sort of French elan that makes his Oxfordshire hotel and restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons’ so magical to his group of affordable city centre brasseries. Opposite the Royal Festival Hall, this glamorous space with its... more

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