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Restaurants in London, such as Le Gavroche and Restaurant Story are listed below.

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

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

Goodman Mayfair

Goodman Mayfair, 24/26 Maddox Street, London, London

24/26 Maddox Street, 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

Rules

Rules, 35 Maiden Lane, London, London

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London

Oddly, British restaurants are thin in the ground in London, so thank goodness for Rules. Established in 1798, they claim to be the oldest restaurant in the capital and the place oozes old world charm with an opulent interior that boasts ox blood... 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

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

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

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

The Delaunay

The Delaunay, 55 Aldwych, London, London

55 Aldwych, London

Restaurateurs Corbin and King have been the names behind some of London's most iconic names including The Wolseley and now they've added another to the list. Designed by the renowned David Collins, The Delaunay conjures up a grand European cafe with... more

Jamie's Italian, Threadneedle Street

Jamie's Italian, Threadneedle Street, Ground Floor, London, London

Ground Floor, 38 Threadneedle Street, London

In the heart of the City, Britain's best known telly chef Jamie Oliver has created a rather special branch of his nationwide chain of modern tratorrias. The converted Bank of Scotland building makes for a magnificent venue with its high ornate... 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 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

The Milestone Hotel

The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, London, London

1 Kensington Court, London

Deriving its name from an early spelling of Kensington, Cheneston's is an intimate, ornate space with a traditional feel; all leaded windows, mahogany furniture and beautiful open fire place. Chef Kim Sjobakk balances creativity with traditional... more

St John Bar & Retaurant

St John Bar & Retaurant, 26 St John Street, London, London

26 St John Street, London

The austere surroundings of this converted smokehouse are matched by the stripped back food on the plate. Chef Fergus Henderson’s signature roast marrow bones served with grilled sourdough bread and parsley, shallot and caper salad typifies his “nose... 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

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

Tsunami Clapham

Tsunami Clapham, 5/7 Voltaire Road, London, London

5/7 Voltaire Road, Clapham, London

Fashionably decked out with an interior design of grey, black and gold, this well established modern Japanese restaurant continues to deliver a menu of fresh grazing and sharing dishes with big flavours that are presented beautifully. Start with an... 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

Brasserie Blanc

Brasserie Blanc, 119 Chancery Lane, London, London

119 Chancery Lane, 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. Rich wooden floors and oak panelling on both dining floors give a... more

HIX Soho

HIX Soho, 66/70 Brewer Street, London, London

66/70 Brewer Street, London

Adorned with original artworks by celebrated artists such as Damien Hirst and Michael Craig Martin, Hix is a stylish restaurant in the heart of London’s soho. Prior to dinner you could lounge in a leather chesterfield in the basement Mark's... 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

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

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

Green Man & French Horn

Green Man & French Horn, 54 St Martins Lane, London, London

54 St Martins Lane, London

Part of the excellent Terriors group of wine bar/restaurants, this converted pub may be the only place outside of France to sample the particular pleasures of the Loire Valley including a comprehensive natural and biodynamic wine list and a selection... 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

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

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

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

Tom's Kitchen

Tom's Kitchen, 11 Westferry Circus, London, London

11 Westferry Circus, London

This third branch of chef Tom Aikens's casual restaurant concept. The white ceramic tiles and chunky wooden furniture of the Chelsea original (there's another in Somerset House) have been retained with the addition of some comfortable looking booths... 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

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

Marco

Marco, Stamford Bridge, London, London

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London

Culinary legend Marco Pierre White's flagship restaurant might be located in the Chelsea Football Club Complex at Stamford Bridge, but it shouldn't be left just to the match day crowd. Although Marco hung up his kitchen whites well over a decade... more

Grain Store

Grain Store, Granary Square, London, London

Granary Square, 1/3 Stable Street, King's Cross, London

French chef Bruno Loubet is best know for meaty creations like the snails and meatballs he serves at Bistro Bruno at Clerkenwell, but his latest venture is a much more vegetable-led affair. Occupying a large corner site in the regenerated Kings Cross... 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

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

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

Locanda Locatelli

Locanda Locatelli, 8 Seymour Street, London, London

8 Seymour Street, 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

108 Marylebone Lane

108 Marylebone Lane, London, London

London

108 Marylebone Lane is a relaxed bar and brasserie that represents local dining at its best in one of London's most neighbourly and charming areas. '108' prides itself on its uncomplicated food philosophy offering simple dishes inspired by... 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

The Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry, 47/48 St John's Square, London, London

47/48 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London

The Modern pantry’s ground floor cafe is a casual affair with white washed brick walls and striking copper pendant lights. Service begins here with breakfast perhaps with poached eggs, grilled chorizo and caramelised plantain fritters. Light... more

Marcus at the Berkeley

Marcus at the Berkeley, The Berkeley, London, London

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London

After an extensive refurbishment the former Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley has reopened as Marcus. The new interiors masterfully reflect and complement the modern, fresh approach that Marcus Wareing has taken across the board with the relaunch of... more

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