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Restaurants in London, such as Polpo and MEAT Liquor are listed below.

Polpo

Polpo, 41 Beak Street, London, London

41 Beak Street, 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

MEAT Liquor

MEAT Liquor, 74 Welbeck Street, London, London

74 Welbeck Street, London

Hold on to your hats, this is no fine dining joint. Forget linen tablecloths and suited waiters and join the queue for what many consider to be the best burgers in London. The vibe here is more gloomy nightclub than restaurant with neon signs, domed... 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

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, 66 Baker Street, London, London

66 Baker Street, London

Some say British brothers, Chris and Jeff Galvin are beating the French at their own game by winning more awards and critical acclaim in the Bistro business in London than many of their French counterparts. There’s a chic, Parisian feel to the dining... more

La Trompette

La Trompette, 5/7 Devonshire Road, London, London

5/7 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London

This upmarket neighbourhood restaurant is part of the acclaimed stable of Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole group that also includes Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse. The restaurant underwent a major refurbishment in spring 2013, expanding into the... more

Little Social

Little Social, 5 Pollen Street, London, London

5 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London

Following on from Pollen Street 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. Begin at the handsome wooden bar with... more

Pollen Street Social

Pollen Street Social, 8/10 Pollen Street, London, London

8/10 Pollen Street, London

'Casual fine dining' sounds like marketing nonsense, but chef Jason Atherton, formerly of Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant has made it a magnificent reality. Dishes such as escabeche of quail, chicken liver cream, nuts and seeds are as modern and... more

Terroirs

Terroirs, 5 William IV Street, London, London

5 William IV Street, Covent Garden, 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

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

Morgan M

Morgan M, 50 Long Lane, London, London

50 Long Lane, London

Morgan Meunier has been a name on in the know London foodies for over a decade. That he's not a household name should be reassuring to anyone visiting this smartly appointed fine dining restaurant near the Barbican; you know chef will be in his... more

Dabbous

Dabbous, 39 Whitfield Street, London, London

39 Whitfield Street, London

This modernist space with its concrete floor, metal mesh screens and exposed pipe work is home to one of the most exciting and lauded young chefs currently working in the UK - Ollie Dabbous really does walk on water, in a culinary sense at least. ... more

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, 68 Royal Hospital Road, London, London

68 Royal Hospital Road, London

Gordon Ramsay’s eponymous restaurant combines contemporary elegance, an intimate ambience and unparalleled service, and has all the hallmarks of true excellence. Beautifully presented, each dish not only uses the best ingredients and sublime flavour... more

Jamie's Italian, Canary Wharf

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

Unit 17, 2 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf, London

Jamie’s Italian in Canary Wharf is possibly the only in the Jamie’s Italian chain to relent and take bookings for parties of any size Monday to Friday lunchtimes, the neighbourhood drop by whenever you can philosophy clearly doesn’t work in Canary... 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

Outlaw's at The Capital

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

The Capital Hotel, 22 Basil Street, Knightsbridge, 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

The Greenhouse

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

27a Hay's Mews, Mayfair, 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

The Glasshouse

The Glasshouse, 14 Station Parade, London, London

14 Station Parade, London

In the daytime, light floods into this modern, sophisticated restaurant through large windows lending it a bright and cheerful air. Prodigiously talented young chef Daniel Mertl is serving some of the best modern European cuisine in the capital, full... more

Cafe Spice Namaste

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16 Prescot Street, London

Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala have been serving up contemporary Indian cuisine with a European edge for over 15 years. The extensive menus feature best of British produce combined with fresh, seasonal ingredients intelligently spiced to create a modern... more

Picture Restaurant

Picture Restaurant, 110 Great Portland Street, London, London

110 Great Portland Street, London

You'll sit on school-style metal framed chairs at wooden tables within bare plastered walls at this sharing plates bar and restaurant close to Broadcasting House. There's a reliable pedigree here with the main players all coming from Anthony Demetre... more

HIX Selfridges, Champagne & Caviar Bar

HIX Selfridges, Champagne & Caviar Bar, 400 Oxford Street (Duke St entrance), London, London

400 Oxford Street (Duke St entrance), London

This must be one of the most sophisticated places to eat, drink and otherwise indulge in a shop in the UK. Located on the Mezzanine floor of Selfridges overlooking the famous department store's accessory hall, it’s a great spot for people watching,... more

Harrison's

Harrison's, 15/19 Bedford Hill, London, London

15/19 Bedford Hill, London

There's a top team behind this neighbourhood favourite. Sam Harrison has teamed up with former boss celebrity chef Rick Stein and experienced restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas of Sonny's and Kitchen W8 fame to create this smart casual 90 seat all day... more

Amaya

Amaya, 15 Halkin Arcade, London, London

15 Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London

The kitchen is quite literally at the heart of Amaya, a modern Indian fine dining experience with a theatre style kitchen proudly on show in the dining room. Amaya serves more sophisticated grills than curries and has an array of grilling options to... more

Rasoi

Rasoi, 10 Lincoln Street, London, London

10 Lincoln Street, London

In a Chelsea townhouse tastefully adorned with Indian objets d’art, chef-proprietor Vineet Bhatia and his team pride themselves on their hospitality, so much so you feel like you have walked into someone’s home. The modern Indian food is equally... more

Market

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43 Parkway, Camden Town, London

Market in Camden is a world away from the MSG-laden international cuisine found on the local Camden market stalls and so it is little wonder why it has been so well received by customers and critics since it burst on the scene. A beautifully... more

Spuntino

Spuntino, 61 Rupert Street, London, London

61 Rupert Street, Soho, 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

Zucca

Zucca, 184 Bermondsey Street, London, London

184 Bermondsey Street, London

Zucca is the ideal modern urban Italian trattoria There’s a warm, smiley greeting, almost absurdly low prices and a short menu of simple, ingredient-led dishes that’s the antithesis of cheffy indulgence. The look is River Café-lite (chef Sam Harris... more

The 3 Crowns

The 3 Crowns, 8 East Road, London, London

8 East Road, Old Street, London

This is a fine example of a modern gastropub run by a truly talented trio: former manager of the Eagle in Farringdon Luca Mathiszig-Lee, head chef Lee Urch of Quo Vaids fame and Rohit Paktar who used to manage Sir Terence Conran's Boundry restaurant.... more

Galvin Demoiselle

Galvin Demoiselle, Fruit, Vegetable and Pantry Food Hall, London, London

Fruit, Vegetable and Pantry Food Hall, Harrods, 87/135 Brompton Road, London

Overlooking Harrods's ground floor fruit, vegetable and pantry food hall on the ground floor, this elegant 'petit bistro' gets the feminine touch from patron Sara Galvin, wife of chef Chris Galvin. The menu, created by Chris and brother Jeff, is just... more

Mishkins

Mishkins, 25 Catherine Street, London, London

25 Catherine Street, London

Russell Norman has taken the modern London restaurant scene by storm with his Polpo group of Venetian-inspired wine bars, and has now added this 'kind of Jewish deli with cocktails' joint to his ever expanding portfolio. The signature grungy house... 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

Jamie's Italian, Stratford City

Jamie's Italian, Stratford City, 147 The Street, London, London

147 The Street, Westfield, Stratford City, London

Set in the glamorous Westfield shopping complex, this modern trattoria is worth a visit even if you're not indulging in a spot of retail therapy. Yes, its part of telly chef Jamie Oliver's nationwide chain but each restaurant is individually designed... more

Da Polpo

Da Polpo, 6 Maiden Lane, London, London

6 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, 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

The Square

The Square, 6/10 Bruton Street, London, London

6/10 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London

The Square is a very grown up restaurant. The pin striped lunch time crowd talk serious business over plates of lasagne of Devon crab with a cappuccino of shellfish and champagne foam. But the outstanding modern haute cuisine, biblical wine list and... 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

Chapters All Day Dining

Chapters All Day Dining, 43/45 Montpelier Vale, London, London

43/45 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, London

Chapters brings a dose of West End glamour to upmarket Blackheath village with a chic interior that features green olive banquets, dark wood furniture, natural stone floor, exposed brickwork and a zinc bar. But the accent is firmly on casual dining... more

Alain Ducasse

Alain Ducasse, The Dorchester, London, London

The Dorchester, Park Lane, London

Alain Ducasse is one of the best chefs on the planet and his London outpost exudes glamour and style. The refined dining room is a quiet riot of beige with the private ‘Table Lumiere’ providing a stunning centre piece with its luminescent fibre optic... more

Bo London

Bo London, 4 Mill Street, London, London

4 Mill Street, London

Both the food and amazing bespoke tableware at this modern 'X-treme Chinese' restaurant have been created by Alvin Leung, the two Michelin-starred, self proclaimed 'Demon Chef' from Hong Kong. You don't eat off anything as mundane as a plate here,... more

Medlar Restaurant

Medlar Restaurant, 438 Kings Road, London, London

438 Kings Road, Chelsea, 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

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

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

Seven Park Place

Seven Park Place, St James's Hotel and Club, London, London

St James's Hotel and Club, 7/8 Park Place, St James's, London

With an exceptional Michelin star and 4 AA Rosettes, Seven Park Place at St. James's Hotel and Club is the latest exquisite dining destination from Executive Chef William Drabble, showcasing his culinary skill and creativity. William's dishes are... 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

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

HIX Mayfair

HIX Mayfair, Brown's Hotel, London, London

Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, 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

Upstairs at The Ten Bells

Upstairs at The Ten Bells, 84 Commercial Street, London, London

84 Commercial Street, London

Time was when the best case scenario for a room above a London pub was a Thai restaurant. But these days, you're more likely to find some of the capital's most cutting edge young chefs plying their trade, and that's certainly true of the Ten Bells.... 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

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 Clos Maggiore

The Clos Maggiore, 33 King Street, London, London

33 King Street, Coven Garden, 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

The Grill

The Grill, Flemings Mayfair, London, London

Flemings Mayfair, 7/12 Half Moon Street, London

Tucked away on a side street off Piccadilly, this smart hotel restaurant is a real find. Arrive early for a cocktail in one of the opulently appointed bars then take a seat in the glamorous peacock of a dining room for chef Braden Charlesworth's menu... more

The Shiori

The Shiori, 45 Moscow Road, London, London

45 Moscow Road, London

Outside of Japan, The Shiori is as close as you'll get to authentic kaiseki-ryori, Kyoto's haute cuisine. Chef Takashi Takagi spent the majority of his career in Kyoto working under the tutelage of a master chef before opening this intimate five... more

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