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Restaurants in London, such as Club Gascon and The Ivy are listed below.

Club Gascon

Club Gascon, 57 West Smithfield, London, London

57 West Smithfield, London

Club Gascon brings the flavours and wines of South West France to Smithfield. Occupying a former Lyons Tea House the innovative restaurant has held a Michelin star for over ten years. Chef Pascal Aussignac encourages the diner to dismiss the... more

The Ivy

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

1/5 West Street, 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

A.Wong

A.Wong, 70 Wilton Road, London, London

70 Wilton Road, Victoria, London

There's lots of options at Andrew Wong's minimal Chinese diner close to Victoria station where regional specialties and street food items are given a modern twist. Grab a stool at the bar for their particular take on dim sum such as clear shrimp... more

Hakkasan

Hakkasan, 8 Hanway Place, London, London

8 Hanway Place, 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

Grand Imperial

Grand Imperial, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, London

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London

Grand is the word for this spectacular Chinese restaurant close to Victoria station. Crystal chandeliers hang from high ceilings above the sumptuously laid, wide-spaced tables. Chef Chef Rand Cheung speciality is authentic Hong Kong Cantonese... more

W1 Restaurant

W1 Restaurant, The Cumberland Hotel, London, London

The Cumberland Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, London

The glamorous interior of this plush hotel dining room is designed by Kelly Hoppen so expect sumptuous fabrics, shimmering diamante drapes, ceiling high wine racks, antique French mirrors and chairs and a stunning Spina chandelier. But technically... more

Koffmann's at The Berkeley

Koffmann's at The Berkeley, The Berkeley, London, London

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London

The rustic flowers add a note of informality to this otherwise sophisticatedly attired restaurant located in London’s swish Berkeley hotel. You can watch the production of your dinner unfold in the open kitchen from one of the leather banquettes.... more

Maze

Maze, 10/13 Grosvenor Square, London, London

10/13 Grosvenor Square, 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

Pied à Terre

Pied à Terre, 34 Charlotte Street, London, London

34 Charlotte Street, London

When taking your seat in this neutral toned Fitzrovia restaurant you are at first greeted by a giant pink gerbera emblazoned on a dinner plate. Marcus Eaves is a young chef to watch and his food is as colourful and beautiful as the place setting. To... more

Hedone

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

301/303 Chiswick High Road, 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 Bolingbroke

The Bolingbroke, 174 Northcote Road, London, London

174 Northcote Road, Battersea, London

They really go out of their way to accommodate families at this refined Battersea local with a children's menu with its 'messy spaghetti' and mini hotdogs, books and crayons and fairy cakes to decorate. Adults will appreciate the elegant surroundings... more

10 Greek street

10 Greek street, London, 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

St John Bread and Wine

St John Bread and Wine, 94/96 Commercial Street, London, London

94/96 Commercial Street, London

Bread and Wine shares the same stripped back architectural approach to interior design as sister restaurant St John, all bear wooden tables, painted white walls and exposed pipe work. The menu language is as austere as the surroundings with... more

Jamie's Italian, Covent Garden

Jamie's Italian, Covent Garden, Unit 33, London, London

Unit 33, 10/12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London

Jamie’s Italian in the modern St Martin’s Courtyard development in Covent Garden is the flagship central London site of this mid-priced, charming chain. The modus operandi is the same, simple, rustic Italian food and decor served up in bustling,... more

Benares

Benares, 12a Berkeley Square House, London, London

12a Berkeley Square House, London

There may be alchemy afoot as chef Atul Kochhar’s Mayfair turns basic ingredients into delicately spiced nuggets brimming with authentic Indian flavours. The overall feel is contemporary although there are nods towards Indian culture in the... more

Green's Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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

36 Duke Street, St James's, 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

Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce, 2 Bellevue Road, London, London

2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London

If only every neighbourhood restaurant was as good as Chez Bruce. The attention to detail in everything from the warm greeting at the door to the home made complementary palmiers served with coffee makes eating here a joy. Expect outstanding Modern... more

Social Eating House

Social Eating House, 58 Poland Street, London, London

58 Poland Street, London

Following on from Pollen Street Social and Little Social, acclaimed chef Jason Atherton continues to bring the sort of top quality cooking and ingredients you'd normally associate with formal fine dining to a more relaxed setting. The first floor bar... more

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, 15 Westland Place, London, London

15 Westland Place, London

Although this very buzzy Italian is partly run by the apprentices working under Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation scheme for disadvantaged young people, you’d never guess it. Set in a grand old building near Old Street, the formal basement... more

The Gilbert Scott

The Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London, London

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London

It used to be that you'd have to go to Paris to enjoy the romance of great food in a railway station, with the promise of new and exciting destinations to add savour to your meal. But that's all changed with the magnificent restoration of St Pancras... more

Tsunami West End

Tsunami West End, 93 Charlotte Street, London, London

93 Charlotte Street, London

This modern Japanese restaurant, younger sibling to the renowned Clapham original, boasts a contemporary interior with banquette seating and walls bedecked with elegant floral motifs. It provides a chic setting for the contemporary food that delivers... more

The Ledbury

The Ledbury, 127 Ledbury Road, London, London

127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, 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

Nobu

Nobu, 15 Berkeley Street, London, London

15 Berkeley Street, London

Nobu encourages superlatives a plenty. According to some it serves the ‘best black cod on the planet’, Vogue describes it as ‘the world’s hippest restaurant chain’, while Kate Winslet suggests Nobu’s sushi is ‘heaven on earth, and sex on a plate’. It... more

One Leicester Street

One Leicester Street, 1 Leicester Street, London, London

1 Leicester Street, 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

Restaurant Story

Restaurant Story, 201 Tooley Street, London, London

201 Tooley Street, London

Chef Tom Sellers first restaurant occupies one of the most unusual locations in London - a traffic island close to Tower Bridge. The elegant glass and wood structure is an oasis of calm looking out over busy Tooley Street and the Shard beyond with... more

Enoteca Turi

Enoteca Turi, 28 Putney High Street, London, London

28 Putney High Street, London

Given that an 'Enoteca' is traditionally an Italian wine shop, its no surprise to find an emphasis on all things vinous at this Putney stalwart. Owner Giuseppe Turi trained as a sommelier at the Connaught Hotel and has assembled a list of Italian... more

The Cinnamon Club

The Cinnamon Club, The Old Westminster Library, London, London

The Old Westminster Library, 30/32 Great Smith Street, London

The converted Grade II listed former Westminster Library makes for a truly stunning setting for acclaimed chef Vivek Singh's beautifully presented, modern Indian food. Its an impressive space with parquet floors, brown-leather wall panelling and a... more

Perkin Reveller

Perkin Reveller, The Wharf at The Tower of London, London, London

The Wharf at The Tower of London, London

Bolted on to the side of Tower Bridge with unrivalled views of the Tower of London, the Thames and the bridge itself, this restaurant and bar would be worth visiting for the location alone. But talented ex-Chapter One chef Andrew Donovan ensures it's... more

Apsleys

Apsleys, The Lanesborough, London, London

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London

This is one of London's most opulently over the top and luxurious hotel restaurants. There's acres of plush upholstery in the Venetian-style dining room that can also boast a glass roof, impressive feature chandeliers and huge fresco. The... more

190 Queens Gate Gore Hotel

190 Queens Gate Gore Hotel, 190 Queen's Gate, London, London

190 Queen's Gate, London

190 Queens Gate has a well-earned reputation throughout London for fine food in an informal, lively, all-day restaurant. 190 Queens Gate has been home to many a celebrated chef and today is no different. This is where our guests come to enjoy... more

Kai

Kai, 65 South Audley Street, London, London

65 South Audley Street, London

It’s not just the decor that sets this restaurant apart from other Chinese restaurants with its plush gold hued seating and gentle lighting. The a la carte menu covers some 17 pages and demonstrates the diversity of Chinese cuisine. Curiously it... more

Chavot

Chavot, 41 Conduit Street, London, London

41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London

This might just be the most glamorous dining room in London. Crystal chandeliers, mosaic tiled floor, caramel banquet seats and polished black wood chairs add make a stunning setting for Frenchman Eric Chavot's polished, modern brasserie cooking.... more

Jamie's Italian, Islington

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

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

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

Roka

Roka, 1st Floor, London, London

1st Floor, 40 Canada Square, 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

Tamarind

Tamarind, 20 Queen Street, London, London

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London

Executive Chef Alfred Prasad sets himself the challenge of changing your perception of Indian food. This award-winning Indian restaurant in Mayfair offers a fine dining experience which successfully mixes modern and seasonal dishes alongside... more

Smokehouse

Smokehouse, 63/69 Canonbury Road, London, London

63/69 Canonbury Road, Islington, London

The Smokehouse is a handsome red-brick gastropub (formerly known as The House) with a small terrace illuminated by twinkling fairy lights outside and a tastefully minimalist makeover inside. There are tables for drinkers on one side of the large... more

Jose

Jose, 104 Bermondsey Street, London, London

104 Bermondsey Street, London

Jose Pizarro made his name at Brindisa before launching this delightful and always busy traditional Spanish tapas and sherry bar. There's no reservations at this smallish corner site with its exposed brickwork and tiled bar so be prepared to stand or... more

HKK

HKK, Broadgate West, London, London

Broadgate West, 88 Worship Street, 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

The Malt House

The Malt House, 17 Vanston Place, London, London

17 Vanston Place, Fulham, London

French chef Claude Bosi of Hibiscus fame has installed the talented Marcus McGuinness to run the kitchen of this smartly renovated Fulham pub with rooms. There's a tasteful decor of olive green walls, cream tongue and groove, British Racing Green... more

Malmaison Brasserie

Malmaison Brasserie, Charterhouse Square, London, London

Charterhouse Square, London

Part of a nationwide group of glamorous, eccentrically designed boutique hotels, Malmaison brasserie offers reasonably priced, modern European food right in the city centre. Start with half a dozen Maldon oysters or a classic fillet steak tartar,... more

Sonny's Kitchen

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

94 Church Road, 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

Umu

Umu, 14/16 Bruton Place, London, London

14/16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, 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

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

21 Thames Street, Sunbury-on-Thames

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

Cafe Murano

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

33 St James's Street, 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

One Twenty One Two Restaurant

One Twenty One Two Restaurant, The Royal Horseguards, London, London

The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court, London

If you're after comfort and luxury, then look no further than this opulently appointed hotel restaurant. Sink into your scarlet button-backed banquette and watch as your waiter skilfully de-bones a whole South Coast Dover Sole (one of the best we've... more

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, Carlos Place, London, London

Carlos Place, Mayfair, London

Hélène Darroze’s menu at The Connaught reflects her passion for regional, seasonal flavours of her native South West France. There are a range of menus to choose from a la carte, set lunch, brunch, as well as a signature menu and inspiration tasting... more

Zaika of Kensington

Zaika of Kensington, No.1 Kensington High Street, London, London

No.1 Kensington High Street, London

This former bank with its expansive wood-panelled dining room is one of the grandest settings in London to enjoy modern Indian food. OK, so there's biryani and some tandoor cooked items on the menu and lentils, bread and rice are all present and... more

Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen, Somerset House, London, London

Somerset House, Strand, London

This smart restaurant, deli and terrace take up three adjoining rooms of Somerset House, the stunning neoclassical building that houses one of London's major cultural centres. Open for brunch lunch and dinner, the menus are all created by one of the... more

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc, 9 Belvedere Road, London, London

9 Belvedere Road, Southbank, 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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