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Chavot

41 Conduit Street, Mayfair, London

Chavot, 41 Conduit Street, London, 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

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

Zuma

5 Raphael Street, Kinghtsbridge, London

Zuma, 5 Raphael Street, London, 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

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

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

J Sheekey

28/35 St Martin's Court, London

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

Hereford Road

3 Hereford Road, Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London

Hereford Road, 3 Hereford Road, London, 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 Ritz London

150 Piccadilly, London

The Ritz London, 150 Piccadilly, London, London

If you're in the mood to seriously spoil someone special, then a meal at the Ritz is a grand gastronomic treat. The large dining room is one of the most opulent in the whole of London with swagged curtains, pink chairs and gilded statuettes and very... more

KOYA

49 Frith Street, London

KOYA, 49 Frith Street, London, 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

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, London

For his London debut, Heston Blumenthal has laid off the scientific approach that made him and his Fat Duck restaurant famous. Instead, he's looked to Britain's culinary past for the inspiration for the menu at this sleek hotel dining room. In the... more

Wild Honey

12 St George Street, London

Wild Honey, 12 St George Street, London, 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 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

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

190 Queens Gate Gore Hotel

190 Queen's Gate, London

190 Queens Gate Gore Hotel, 190 Queen's Gate, London, London

190 Queens Gate has a well-earned reputation throughout London for fine food in an informal, lively, all-day restaurant. 190 Queens Gate has been home to many a celebrated chef and today is no different. This is where our guests come to enjoy... more

Jamie's Italian, Covent Garden

Unit 33, 10/12 Upper St Martin's Lane, London

Jamie's Italian, Covent Garden, Unit 33, London, 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 a bustling,... more

Terroirs

5 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London

Terroirs, 5 William IV Street, London, 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

The Cinnamon Club

The Old Westminster Library, 30/32 Great Smith Street, London

The Cinnamon Club, The Old Westminster Library, London, 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

The English Grill at the Rubens

39 Buckingham Palace Road, London

The English Grill at the  Rubens, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, London

The English Grill at The Rubens at the Palace is opulently designed with a rich royal theme of grandeur with polished silver, beautiful chandeliers and tailcoat waiters offering traditional service at its most welcoming. Experience the finest of... more

Hix Oyster & Chop House

36/37 Greenhill Rents, Cowcross Street, London

Hix Oyster & Chop House, 36/37 Greenhill Rents, London, London

It doesn't get much more local than the De Beauvoir smoked salmon 'Hix cure' on the menu at this lively bistro, close to Smithfield market. Chef and owner Mark Hix cures and smokes the fish in his own back garden in the nearby De Beauvoir area of... 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

Medlar Restaurant

438 Kings Road, Chelsea, London

Medlar Restaurant, 438 Kings Road, London, 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

Yauatcha

15/17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London

Yauatcha, 15/17 Broadwick Street, London, London

Yauatcha is a trendy dim sum restaurant in Soho designed by Christian Liaigre as a modern reinterpretation of an old Chinese teahouse with an open plan layout and kitchen. It offers a large range of Chinese and Indian teas and an all day grazing... more

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen

15 Westland Place, London

Jamie Oliver's Fifteen, 15 Westland Place, London, London

Although this very buzzy Italian is partly run by the apprentices working under Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Foundation scheme for disadvantaged young people, you’d never guess it. Set in a grand old building near Old Street, the formal basement... more

The Harwood Arms

27 Walham Grove, Fulham, London

The Harwood Arms, 27 Walham Grove, London, London

The Harwood Arms is in residential area of Fulham, a short walk from West Brompton tube. It has an outstanding pedigree, being a collaboration between Brett Graham of the Ledbury restaurant, Mike Robinson from the acclaimed Pot Kiln pub in Berkshire... 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

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, London

Gymkhana, 42 Albemarle Street, London, London

Gymkhana is one of the most critically lauded Indian restaurants ever to open in London. This is the second venture from chef Karam Sethi of the acclaimed Trishna in Marylebone and is inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs of the Raj. The... more

Pizarro

194 Bermondsey Street, London

Pizarro, 194 Bermondsey Street, London, London

Genial Spanish chef Jose Pizzaro serves gloriously, deliciously rustic dishes at this seriously buzzy casual restaurant. It's a restaurant-of-the-moment (complete with the fashionable yet annoying no-bookings at dinner policy) that will have foodies... more

Les Deux Salons

40/42 William IV Street, London

Les Deux Salons, 40/42 William IV Street, London, London

Chef Anthony Demetre and business partner and maitre'd Will Smith have used dark green leather banquettes, mosaic marbled flooring, aged mirrors and globe lights to create their own little corner of Paris in Covent Garden for their third venture... more

Marcus

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London

Marcus, The Berkeley, London, 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

Ametsa

The Halkin Hotel, 5 Halkin Street, London

Ametsa, The Halkin Hotel, London, London

If you've read about contemporary Spanish cooking but not had the chance to sample it, this ultra modern hotel restaurant is for you. Daughter and father team Elena and Juan Mari Arzak from the internationally renowned Arzak restaurant in San... more

Maze

10/13 Grosvenor Square, London

Maze, 10/13 Grosvenor Square, London, 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

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London

Club Gascon, 57 West Smithfield, London, 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

Murano

20 Queen Street, London

Murano, 20 Queen Street, London, London

Angela Harnett MBE opened Murano in Mayfair in August 2008 and reflecting her ancestry, there’s a strong Italian influence to the cuisine. The dining room is light and airy with a stylish, decor which boasts hand painted fresco panels, traditional... more

Benares

12a Berkeley Square House, London

Benares, 12a Berkeley Square House, London, 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

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

Brasserie Blanc

60 Threadneedle Street, London

Brasserie Blanc, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, 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

Hibiscus

29 Maddox Street, London

Hibiscus, 29 Maddox Street, London, London

Husband and wife team Claude and Claire Bosi relocated their highly acclaimed modern fine dining restaurant from Ludlow in rural Shropshire to metropolitan Mayfair in 2007. Any doubts about how well the operation would make the transition were short... 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

Smokehouse

63/69 Canonbury Road, Islington, London

Smokehouse, 63/69 Canonbury Road, London, 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

Apsleys

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London

Apsleys, The Lanesborough, London, 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

Tsunami Clapham

5/7 Voltaire Road, Clapham, London

Tsunami Clapham, 5/7 Voltaire Road, London, 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

Umu

14/16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London

Umu, 14/16 Bruton Place, London, 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

Jose

104 Bermondsey Street, London

Jose, 104 Bermondsey Street, London, 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

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

Tom's Kitchen

27 Cale Street, Chelsea, London

Tom's Kitchen, 27 Cale Street, London, London

Top chef Tom Aikens has applied his matchless culinary skills and knowledge to this casual and buzzing bistro and created an all day fun bolthole from big city stresses. Housed in a former pub, the dining room features an open kitchen, lots of white... more

HIX Mayfair

Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, London

HIX Mayfair, Brown's Hotel, London, 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

Rules

35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London

Rules, 35 Maiden Lane, London, 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

Goodman City

11 Old Jewry, London

Goodman City, 11 Old Jewry, London, 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

Theo Randall at The InterContinental

1 Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London

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

Cafe Murano

33 St James's Street, London

Cafe Murano, 33 St James's Street, London, 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

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