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Restaurants in London, such as Clarke's and City Social are listed below.

Clarke's

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

122 & 124 Kensington Church Street, 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

City Social

City Social, Tower 42, London, London

Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London

All good things come to those that wait, yes it may take a month to get a table at City Social and then what seems like an age to clear security in Tower 42 but the views and culinary experience is most definitely worth it. City Social is located on... more

The Clove Club

The Clove Club, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, London

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, 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

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

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

J Sheekey

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

28/35 St Martin's Court, 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

Berners Tavern

Berners Tavern, 10 Berners Street, London, London

10 Berners Street, 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

The Anchor & Hope

The Anchor & Hope, 36 The Cut, London, London

36 The Cut, South Bank, London

This critically acclaimed meat-fest of a Gastro pub is in Waterloo close to the Old Vic theatre. If you appreciate good, gutsy, seasonal British food with a strong meaty bias then this is the place for you. There’s no bookings apart from Sunday... 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

Assiette Anglais

Assiette Anglais, 489 Liverpool Road, London, London

489 Liverpool Road, Islington, London

There's impeccable cooking, charmingly attentive service and keen prices at this neighbourhood French restaurant. A large marble bar is the centrepiece of a modestly proportioned rectangular room that's simply decked out with wood flooring and white... 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

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

Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows, 22 Park Lane, London, London

22 Park Lane, 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

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc, 1 Watling Street, London, London

1 Watling Street, 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

Tramshed

Tramshed, 32 Rivington Street, London, London

32 Rivington Street, London

Chef to the stars Mark Hix is bang on the minimalist menu trend at this cavernous east London dining room, offering a choice of just steak or chicken for main course. But as this is Mark Hix, its not just any old steak or chicken. The 'Mighty... 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

Jamie's Italian, Shepherd's Bush

Jamie's Italian, Shepherd's Bush, Unit 1078 Westfield Shopping Centre, London, London

Unit 1078 Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London

Set in the 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 (this one... more

L'Autre Pied

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

5/7 Blandford Street, 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

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

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

Zuma

Zuma, 5 Raphael Street, London, London

5 Raphael Street, Kinghtsbridge, London

Zuma in Knightsbridge is an achingly cool fusion Japanese restaurant offering a sophisticated twist on traditional izakaya informal dining. To make the most of it, order a bunch of dishes to share and let the kitchen decide what’s the best order to... 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

Coya

Coya, 118 Piccadilly, London, London

118 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London

This sultry basement Peruvian restaurant comes the same stable as Zuma, Roka and Le Petit Maison among others, so no surprise it's an upmarket take on the trendiest food in London. All the key elements of the cuisine are present and correct;... more

The Wolseley

The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, London, London

160 Piccadilly, London

Packed from morning till night, The Wolseley is one of London's most popular and successful restaurants. But you'd expect nothing less from owners Jeremy King and Chris Corbin, the men who helped put the Ivy and Caprice on the modern dining map and... 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

Angler Restaurant

Angler Restaurant, South Place Hotel, London, London

South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, 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

Brawn

Brawn, 49 Columbia Road, London, London

49 Columbia Road, Bethnal Green, 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

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

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 Giaconda Dining Room

The Giaconda Dining Room, 9 Denmark Street, London, London

9 Denmark Street, London

Giaconda Dining Room is a modern European restaurant in Soho which promises tasty food and wines that are reasonably priced, accessible and intriguing. It puts on no airs and graces preferring to let its bistro style menu to express its commitment... 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

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

KOYA

KOYA, 49 Frith Street, London, London

49 Frith Street, London

This simple good value Japanese noodle restaurant is all about purity and quality. Decor is stripped back, just a traditional cloth 'noren' curtain at the door and bare walls and tiled floors within. The menu is simple too - its all about Udon Sanuki... more

Kitchen Table

Kitchen Table, 70 Charlotte Street, London, London

70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London

Hidden away behind a curtain at the back of Bubbledogs hot dog and champagne bar is top chef James Knappet's intimate fine dining experience. As the name suggests, there's just one 'table' or counter with nineteen stools arranged around an open... more

Dinings

Dinings, 22 Harcourt Street, London, London

22 Harcourt Street, 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

Goodman Canary Wharf

Goodman Canary Wharf, 3 South Quay, London, London

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

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 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

MEAT Market

MEAT Market, The Deck, London, London

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

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

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

Theo Randall at The InterContinental

Theo Randall at The InterContinental, 1 Hamilton Place, London, London

1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London

Dark wood paneling, mint green leather chairs and etched glass screens provide a sleek contemporary counterpoint to the exquisitely rustic Italian cooking of ex-River Café head chef Theo Randall. A thick tranche of turbot with capers, parsley and... 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

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

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

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

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

Lima

Lima, 31 Rathbone Place, London, London

31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London

Peruvian cuisine has thousands of years of history behind it yet its only just begun to make its mark internationally. In Lima, London can now boast one of the best restaurants outside of Peru itself to sample the food that's as delicious as it is... 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

Brula

Brula, 43 Crown Road, London, London

43 Crown Road, St Margarets, 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

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