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L'Autre Pied

5/7 Blandford Street, London

L'Autre Pied, 5/7 Blandford Street, London, London

The little sister of the acclaimed Pied à Terre, L’Autre Pied is a bijou fine dining restaurant located just off Marylebone High Street. The ambience is informal and relaxed; backlit flower-patterned glass panels, silk wallpaper, bare rose wood... more

Bella Vista Cucina Italiana Restaurant

3/5 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London

Bella Vista Cucina Italiana Restaurant, 3/5 Montpelier Vale, London, London

This smart affordable neighbourhood Italian, located in the well-healed London suburb of Blackheath punches well above its weight. Exposed brick, comfortable banquet seating and colourful displays of Italian produce make for relaxed yet stylish ... more

Restaurant Story

201 Tooley Street, London

Restaurant Story, 201 Tooley Street, London, 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

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

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

Little Social

5 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London

Little Social, 5 Pollen Street, London, 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

Amaya

15 Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, Knightsbridge, London

Amaya, 15 Halkin Arcade, London, 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

Enoteca Turi

28 Putney High Street, London

Enoteca Turi, 28 Putney High Street, London, 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

Arbutus

63/64 Frith Street, London

Arbutus, 63/64 Frith Street, London, London

Arbutus is a bustling, modern bistro, with stylish décor and contemporary feel; its focus on modern artwork and design ties it closely to its fashionable Soho neighbourhood. Opened in May 2006 as the first project of renowned chef Anthony Demetre and... more

Brula

43 Crown Road, St Margarets, London

Brula, 43 Crown Road, London, London

Brula is a buzzy neighbourhood bistro that has been offering an ever-changing menu of consistently good French and modern European dishes to keep locals coming back for more for over a decade. Expect to find a classics like chicken liver parfait and... more

GOAT

333 Fulham Road, London

GOAT, 333 Fulham Road, London, London

GOAT is comprised of a contemporary Italian restaurant, a large DJ bar and a hidden 20’s inspired speakeasy aptly named the Chelsea Prayer Room. Transformed 3 years ago from famous pub to cosy, family friendly dining concept with the aim to... more

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

66 Baker Street, London

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, 66 Baker Street, London, 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

Galvin at Windows

22 Park Lane, London

Galvin at Windows, 22 Park Lane, London, London

Who needs the London Eye when you've got Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows? Twenty eight floors above the capital, you can see into the Queen's back garden from your comfortable window-side seat while enjoying some superb modern French cuisine.... more

Tamarind

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London

Tamarind, 20 Queen Street, London, 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

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

The Brown Dog

28 Cross Street, Barnes, London

The Brown Dog, 28 Cross Street, London, London

The Brown Dog is one of those pubs you don’t stumble upon but have to seek out but once you do you’ll realise what a find it is. Hidden down a back streets its self proclaimed ‘dog and kid friendly’ style and location (a short walk from Richmond Park... more

Kitchen W8

11/13 Abingdon Road, London

Kitchen W8, 11/13 Abingdon Road, London, London

Large circular mirrors placed around the room reflect the elegance of this Kensington restaurant. Dove grey banquettes, muted walls and soft lighting provide a soothing ambience. With roots in French cuisine (executive chef is Phillip Howard of The... 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

Bar Boulud

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London

Bar Boulud, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, London

A contemporary wine cellar is the inspiration for the decor at Bar Boulud which combines vaulted ceilings and vintage oak, not unlike that used for wine barrels, for the flooring. The food is top New York chef Daniel Boulud’s interpretation of simple... more

Aqua

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London

Aqua, 5th Floor, London, London

Not one but three eating and drinking options under one very chic roof. Start your evening with an Aqua Kyoto cocktail made with gin, sake, sherry apple and elderflower in the exquisite Aqua Sprit cocktail bar with views over Regent's Street. Then... 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

MEAT Market

The Deck, Jubilee Market Hall, Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London

MEAT Market, The Deck, London, London

This might be more grunge eating than grand dining, but you can't argue with the effort owner Yianni Papoutsis put into researching what many say is the best burger in London. This branch of the wildly hip and successful Meat Liquor overlooks the... more

Rasoi

10 Lincoln Street, London

Rasoi, 10 Lincoln Street, London, 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

Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, London

Pied à Terre, 34 Charlotte Street, London, 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

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

Malmaison Brasserie

Charterhouse Square, London

Malmaison Brasserie, Charterhouse Square, London, 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

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

13/15 West Street, Soho, London

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon, 13/15 West Street, London, London

Covering three floors, the layout of legendary French chef Joel Robuchon's L’Atelier is a somewhat topsy-turvy affair. The top floor is occupied by the elegant bar and terrace where guests can sample an array of innovative cocktails. On the ground... more

The Clove Club

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London

The Clove Club, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, London

In the grand surroundings of the former Shoreditch Town Hall, Young Turk chef Issac McHale is causing a stir with his progressive, natural cooking. In the lively bar there's a list of sharing plates of some of McHale's 'greatest hits' such as... 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

Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth Common, London

Chez Bruce, 2 Bellevue Road, London, 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

Tom's Kitchen

Somerset House, Strand, London

Tom's Kitchen, Somerset House, London, 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

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

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

Le Gavroche

43 Upper Brook Street, London

Le Gavroche, 43 Upper Brook Street, London, London

Owned by the legendary Roux brothers, Le Gavroche has been one of London's finest classical French restaurants for over forty years. Now run by second generation Roux Michel Jnr, it still attracts celebrities, foodies and off duty chefs. With its... 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

Zaika of Kensington

No.1 Kensington High Street, London

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

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

Angler Restaurant

South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, London

Angler Restaurant, South Place Hotel, London, London

This modern seafood restaurant (part of the D&D group) has views across the City of London from its position on the seventh floor of the chic South Place Hotel. The intimate, elegant and light-filled dining room features a mirrored ceiling by artists... more

Nobu

15 Berkeley Street, London

Nobu, 15 Berkeley Street, London, 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

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

The Bull and Last

168 Highgate Road, London

The Bull and Last, 168 Highgate Road, London, London

This is a real gastropub that welcomes drinkers with its range of locally brewed beers served in the main bar with its stuffed bulls heads, scuffed bar stools and period tongue and groove wall panelling. Service is warmly inviting and portions of the... 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

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

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

Perkin Reveller

The Wharf at The Tower of London, London

Perkin Reveller, The Wharf at The Tower of London, 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

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

Dinings

22 Harcourt Street, London

Dinings, 22 Harcourt Street, London, London

This contemporary Japanese Tapas and Sushi restaurant was opened a few years ago by two ex-Nobu chefs to rave reviews. It commands a strong foodie following for its stripped back yet comfortable surrounding, friendly atmosphere and it's original take... more

Colbert

50/52 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London

Colbert, 50/52 Sloane Square, London, London

Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of The Wolseley fame have opened yet another great restaurant, this time inspired by a Paris boulevard cafe. The buzzing bistro's menu features one plate, all day dining options including sandwiches, cakes and breakfast... more

Dabbous

39 Whitfield Street, London

Dabbous, 39 Whitfield Street, London, 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

Grand Imperial

101 Buckingham Palace Road, London

Grand Imperial, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, 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

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