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Restaurants in London, such as Sonny's Kitchen and Le Gavroche are listed below.

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

Le Gavroche

Le Gavroche, 43 Upper Brook Street, London, London

43 Upper Brook Street, 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

The River Cafe

The River Cafe, Thames Wharf, London, London

Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, London

On a sunny day, there is no better place to be in London than on the River Cafe's Thameside terrace. You could find yourself rubbing shoulders with film stars and assorted media folk, but a family enjoying lunch together are just as likely to be at... 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

Wild Honey

Wild Honey, 12 St George Street, London, London

12 St George Street, London

In July 2007 the team behind Arbutus, introduced their second restaurant Wild Honey in Mayfair. Offering the same trademark of great cooking combined with sensitive pricing. The room is wood panelled with ornate plaster mouldings and an original... more

The Bull and Last

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

168 Highgate Road, 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

Soif

Soif, 27 Battersea Rise, London, London

27 Battersea Rise, 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

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

Brasserie Zedel

Brasserie Zedel, 20 Sherwood Street, London, London

20 Sherwood Street, London

Restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King of The Wolseley and The Delauny fame have turned the Frenchness up to 11 at their faux grand Parisienne brasserie yet somehow steered clear of cliché and created something genuinely thrilling. The sheer... more

Hereford Road

Hereford Road, 3 Hereford Road, London, London

3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London

Hereford Road is Notting Hill’s answer to legendary ‘nose to tail’ London restaurant St John; head chef Tom Pemberton used to run the kitchen at St John’s Bread & Wine in Spitalfields. Transformed from an old Butcher’s Shop to a modern chic eatery,... 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

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

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

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

Sketch

Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London, London

9 Conduit Street, 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

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

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

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc, 35 The Market, London, London

35 The Market, Covent Garden, 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 Opera House, the airy and spacious restaurant... 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

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

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

11/15 Swallow Street, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wheeler's of St James's

Wheeler's of St James's, 72/73 St James's Street, London, London

72/73 St James's Street, London

For most of last century Wheeler’s was a renowned chain of fish restaurants specialising in Smoked Salmon, Oysters and Grilled Fresh Fish dishes. Marco Pierre White and Sir Rocco Forte have joined forces to revive the Wheeler’s brand with Wheeler’s... more

Balthazar

Balthazar, 4/6 Russell Street, London, London

4/6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London

Balthazar London is a near facsimile of Balthazar New York which in turn is a faux French brasserie. It may not be original but its the real thing when it comes to genuine hospitality, good honest cooking and real atmosphere. The decor of nicotine... more

Bella Vista Cucina Italiana Restaurant

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

3/5 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, 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

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

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

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

CUT

CUT, 45 Park Lane, London, London

45 Park Lane, Mayfair, London

Legendary is an overused word but perfectly fitting when mentioning the name Wolfgang Puck. He's the man behind Spago in LA, one of the most famous restaurants in the world, and now he's brought his updated version of a classic American steak house... more

The Brown Dog

The Brown Dog, 28 Cross Street, London, London

28 Cross Street, Barnes, 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

Roti Chai

Roti Chai, 3 Portman Mews South, London, London

3 Portman Mews South, London

There's two sides to Roti Chai. Upstairs, the casual room with its simple wooden tables and chairs and exposed, painted steel girders is the perfect setting for a delicious lunch of Indian street-food-inspired bites. Feast on chicken lollipops: half... 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

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

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, London

60 Threadneedle Street, 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

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

Corrigan's Mayfair

Corrigan's Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, London

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London

There's a hint of the gentlemen's club about Corrigan's. The masculine space features artic-blue leather chairs and banquettes and a discreet hunting lodge theme picked out in details like silver wine coolers with antler handles. But celebrity chef... 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

Arbutus

Arbutus, 63/64 Frith Street, London, London

63/64 Frith Street, 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

Merchants Tavern

Merchants Tavern, 36 Charlotte Road, London, London

36 Charlotte Road, 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

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

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

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

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

Goodman City

Goodman City, 11 Old Jewry, London, London

11 Old Jewry, London

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

Del Mercato

Del Mercato, Park Street, London, London

Park Street, 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

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