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St JohnSt JohnSt JohnThis gory Michelin-starred restaurant often slips into those "Best 50 restaurants in the World" lists - and it's not hard to see why. Although picky...2016/02/06 Where:
St John,   26 St John Street    Clerkenwell  EC1M
Category: British restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St John

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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
26 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M
This gory Michelin-starred restaurant often slips into those "Best 50 restaurants in the World" lists - and it's not hard to see why. Although picky... More
 
 
 
Yauatcha SohoYauatcha SohoYauatcha SohoThis contemporary tearoom and Dim Sum restaurant set up by Alan Yau is a triumph of design and received its first Michelin star within a...2016/02/06 Where:
Yauatcha Soho,   15 Broadwick Street    Soho  W1F
Category: Chinese restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Yauatcha Soho

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London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
15 Broadwick Street, Soho, London W1F
This contemporary tearoom and Dim Sum restaurant set up by Alan Yau is a triumph of design and received its first Michelin star within a... More
 
 
 
Hakkasan Hanway PlaceHakkasan Hanway PlaceHakkasan Hanway PlaceBoasting the first Michelin Star ever awarded to a Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan can justly claim to be the best of its kind in London. The...2016/02/06 Where:
Hakkasan Hanway Place,   8 Hanway Place    Fitzrovia  W1T
Category: Chinese restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hakkasan Hanway Place

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London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
8 Hanway Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T
Boasting the first Michelin Star ever awarded to a Chinese restaurant, Hakkasan can justly claim to be the best of its kind in London. The... More
 
 
 
OttolenghiOttolenghiOttolenghiThis southern Mediterranean restaurant and deli has become a cast-iron favourite with Islington's socialites, who love the all-white decor, the sharing tables and the exotic...2016/02/06 Where:
Ottolenghi,   287 Upper Street    Islington  N1
Category: Cafes and Delis
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ottolenghi
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
287 Upper Street, Islington, London N1
This southern Mediterranean restaurant and deli has become a cast-iron favourite with Islington's socialites, who love the all-white decor, the sharing tables and the exotic... More
 
 
 
The Harwood ArmsThe Harwood ArmsThe Harwood ArmsThe Harwood Arms has upped its gastro offering, moving away from being just another West London pub and blossoming into a place where fine food...2016/02/06 Where:
The Harwood Arms,   Walham Grove    Fulham  SW6
Category: Gastropub
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Harwood Arms

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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6
The Harwood Arms has upped its gastro offering, moving away from being just another West London pub and blossoming into a place where fine food... More
 
 
 
The WolseleyThe WolseleyThe WolseleyThe great Brasseries of France are the most obvious inspiration for this hugely popular restaurant, but there are few places in Paris that can match...2016/02/06 Where:
The Wolseley,   160 Piccadilly    St James's  W1J
Category: Brasseries
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Wolseley
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
160 Piccadilly, St James's, London W1J
The great Brasseries of France are the most obvious inspiration for this hugely popular restaurant, but there are few places in Paris that can match... More
 
 
 
AmayaAmayaAmayaAmaya's ethos is simple - escape the chicken-tikka tyranny of the traditional curry house and serve up something different. And that's exactly what they do....2016/02/06 Where:
Amaya,   Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street    Belgravia  SW1X
Category: Indian/South Asian restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Amaya

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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
Halkin Arcade, Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X
Amaya's ethos is simple - escape the chicken-tikka tyranny of the traditional curry house and serve up something different. And that's exactly what they do.... More
 
 
 
The LedburyThe LedburyThe LedburyDon't be fooled by the name, which should belong to an unassuming gastropub. Nigel Platts-Martin and Philip Howard's venture is a very serious restaurant. This...2016/02/06 Where:
The Ledbury,   127 Ledbury Road    Notting Hill  W11
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Ledbury

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11
Don't be fooled by the name, which should belong to an unassuming gastropub. Nigel Platts-Martin and Philip Howard's venture is a very serious restaurant. This... More
 
 
 
The River CafeThe River CafeThe River CafeItalian food, with its bright colours, and powerful flavours, doesn't lend itself to gourmet cooking in the way that complex French or Oriental cuisine can....2016/02/06 Where:
The River Cafe,   Thames Wharf, Rainville Road      W6
Category: Italian restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The River Cafe

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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, W6
Italian food, with its bright colours, and powerful flavours, doesn't lend itself to gourmet cooking in the way that complex French or Oriental cuisine can.... More
 
 
 
Chez BruceChez BruceChez BruceChef Bruce Poole cites Elizabeth David as one of his major influences, and it really shows. Instead of the elaborate fiddliness that characterises many top...2016/02/06 Where:
Chez Bruce,   2 Bellevue Road      SW17
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chez Bruce

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
2 Bellevue Road, SW17
Chef Bruce Poole cites Elizabeth David as one of his major influences, and it really shows. Instead of the elaborate fiddliness that characterises many top... More
 
 
 
Club GasconClub GasconClub GasconIf Jamie Oliver thinks that turkey twizzlers and chips are the most unhealthy food in Britain, then he obviously hasn't been to this extraordinary Michelin-starred...2016/02/06 Where:
Club Gascon,   57 West Smithfield    City  EC1A
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Club Gascon

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A
If Jamie Oliver thinks that turkey twizzlers and chips are the most unhealthy food in Britain, then he obviously hasn't been to this extraordinary Michelin-starred... More
 
 
 
Locanda LocatelliLocanda LocatelliLocanda LocatelliThis superb restaurant within the Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill opened in 2002 as the first solo venture of Giorgio Locatelli (formerly Head Chef at...2016/02/06 Where:
Locanda Locatelli,   Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill, 8 Seymour Street    Marylebone  W1H
Category: Italian restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Locanda Locatelli

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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill, 8 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London W1H
This superb restaurant within the Hyatt Regency Hotel The Churchill opened in 2002 as the first solo venture of Giorgio Locatelli (formerly Head Chef at... More
 
 
 
HibiscusHibiscusHibiscusLudlow's loss is London's gain as the two-Michelin starred Hibiscus moves to Mayfair. Relocating from Shropshire, husband and wife team Claude and Claire Bosi have...2016/02/06 Where:
Hibiscus,   29 Maddox Street    Mayfair  W1S
Category: British restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Hibiscus

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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
29 Maddox Street, Mayfair, London W1S
Ludlow's loss is London's gain as the two-Michelin starred Hibiscus moves to Mayfair. Relocating from Shropshire, husband and wife team Claude and Claire Bosi have... More
 
 
 
UmuUmuUmuAlthough prices at this restaurant are not on the cheap side of eating out, there is a very fairly-priced lunch menu; and for somewhere so...2016/02/06 Where:
Umu,   14 - 16 Bruton Place    Mayfair  W1J
Category: Japanese restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Umu

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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
14 - 16 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J
Although prices at this restaurant are not on the cheap side of eating out, there is a very fairly-priced lunch menu; and for somewhere so... More
 
 
 
ZafferanoZafferanoZafferanoThis fabulous restaurant has expanded over the years (like its customers' waistlines no doubt) to keep up with demand and now includes a bar and...2016/02/06 Where:
Zafferano,   15 Lowndes Street    Belgravia  SW1X
Category: Italian restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zafferano

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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
15 Lowndes Street, Belgravia, London SW1X
This fabulous restaurant has expanded over the years (like its customers' waistlines no doubt) to keep up with demand and now includes a bar and... More
 
 
 
BenaresBenaresBenaresBenares is among the very best Indians in town. The restaurant opened with some fanfare, a head chef recruited from Tamarind and interior decoration worthy...2016/02/06 Where:
Benares,   12A Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair    Mayfair  W1J
Category: Indian/South Asian restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Benares

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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
12A Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J
Benares is among the very best Indians in town. The restaurant opened with some fanfare, a head chef recruited from Tamarind and interior decoration worthy... More
 
 
 
Galvin at WindowsGalvin at WindowsGalvin at WindowsThere are two genuinely terrifying things about the Hilton's 28th-floor restaurant Galvin at Windows: the first is the sheer distance from the ground; the second...2016/02/06 Where:
Galvin at Windows,   22 Park Lane    Mayfair  W1K
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Galvin at Windows

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K
There are two genuinely terrifying things about the Hilton's 28th-floor restaurant Galvin at Windows: the first is the sheer distance from the ground; the second... More
 
 
 
Helene Darroze at The ConnaughtHelene Darroze at The ConnaughtHelene Darroze at The ConnaughtFollowing Angela Hartnett's departure from The Connaught hotel in Mayfair in 2007 the restaurant reopened the following year with Helene Darroze as the two Michelin-starred...2016/02/06 Where:
Helene Darroze at The Connaught,   The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place    Mayfair  W1K
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Helene Darroze at The Connaught

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
The Connaught, 16 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1K
Following Angela Hartnett's departure from The Connaught hotel in Mayfair in 2007 the restaurant reopened the following year with Helene Darroze as the two Michelin-starred... More
 
 
 
NobuNobuNobuOn entering Nobu you'll have to muster your best swagger to pass the bar where everyone rubber-necks to check if you are a celebrity (sorry,...2016/02/06 Where:
Nobu,   The Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane    Mayfair  W1K
Category: Japanese restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nobu

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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
The Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K
On entering Nobu you'll have to muster your best swagger to pass the bar where everyone rubber-necks to check if you are a celebrity (sorry,... More
 
 
 
The Anchor & HopeThe Anchor & HopeThe Anchor & HopeThe Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping...2016/02/06 Where:
The Anchor & Hope,   36 The Cut    South Bank  SE1
Category: Gastropub
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1
The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping... More
 
 
 
The GreenhouseThe GreenhouseThe GreenhouseThere has been an unfortunate habit recently for really top class restaurants to attempt to be friendly, laid back, and unintimidating - very nice, but...2016/02/06 Where:
The Greenhouse,   27a Hays Mews, Mayfair    Mayfair  W1J
Category: Modern European restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Greenhouse

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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
27a Hays Mews, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1J
There has been an unfortunate habit recently for really top class restaurants to attempt to be friendly, laid back, and unintimidating - very nice, but... More
 
 
 
The SquareThe SquareThe SquareThe easiest way to spot a really posh French restaurant is to look at the wine list: if you could use it to beat up...2016/02/06 Where:
The Square,   6 Bruton Street    Mayfair  W1J
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Square

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
6 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London W1J
The easiest way to spot a really posh French restaurant is to look at the wine list: if you could use it to beat up... More
 
 
 
L'Autre PiedL'Autre PiedL'Autre PiedThe design of L’Autre Pied comprises a glass-fronted restaurant, a small bar and bespoke furnishings. Combined they set the desired ambiance to one of relaxed...2016/02/06 Where:
L'Autre Pied,   5 - 7 Blandford Street    Marylebone  W1U
Category: Modern European restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Autre Pied

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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
5 - 7 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U
The design of L’Autre Pied comprises a glass-fronted restaurant, a small bar and bespoke furnishings. Combined they set the desired ambiance to one of relaxed... More
 
 
 
Providores & Tapa RoomProvidores & Tapa RoomProvidores & Tapa RoomBuzzy New Zealand fusion food joint with a restaurant upstairs, and a more informal tapa room below, invariably packed with a cheery crowd from Marylebone...2016/02/06 Where:
Providores & Tapa Room,   109 Marylebone High Street    Marylebone  W1U
Category: International restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Providores & Tapa Room
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
109 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, London W1U
Buzzy New Zealand fusion food joint with a restaurant upstairs, and a more informal tapa room below, invariably packed with a cheery crowd from Marylebone... More
 
 
 
Nobu BerkeleyNobu BerkeleyNobu BerkeleyThe booking policy at Nobu Berkeley is Kafkaesque, the menu thicker than a telephone directory and more confusing than reading backwards, but this just adds...2016/02/06 Where:
Nobu Berkeley,   15 Berkeley Street    Mayfair  W1J
Category: Japanese restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nobu Berkeley

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London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J
The booking policy at Nobu Berkeley is Kafkaesque, the menu thicker than a telephone directory and more confusing than reading backwards, but this just adds... More
 
 
 
L'Atelier De Joel RobuchonL'Atelier De Joel RobuchonL'Atelier De Joel RobuchonMonsier Robuchon retired at the top of his game after being voted the chef of the century in 1990, but returned in the late 90s...2016/02/06 Where:
L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon,   13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden    Covent Garden  WC2H
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
L'Atelier De Joel Robuchon

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
13 - 15 West Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H
Monsier Robuchon retired at the top of his game after being voted the chef of the century in 1990, but returned in the late 90s... More
 
 
 
Pied ą TerrePied ą TerrePied ą TerrePied a Terre won its second Michelin star in the 1990s. Head chef Tom Aikens departed soon after, taking his extravagantly weird cooking with him,...2016/02/06 Where:
Pied ą Terre,   34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia    Fitzrovia  W1T
Category: Modern European restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Pied ą Terre

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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia, London W1T
Pied a Terre won its second Michelin star in the 1990s. Head chef Tom Aikens departed soon after, taking his extravagantly weird cooking with him,... More
 
 
 
ZumaZumaZumaThe most stylish of London's upmarket Japanese restaurants, Zuma is all dimly lit lamps and sunken tables sectioned off by dark wood screens. The service...2016/02/06 Where:
Zuma,   5 Raphael Street    Knightsbridge  SW7
Category: Japanese restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Zuma
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, London SW7
The most stylish of London's upmarket Japanese restaurants, Zuma is all dimly lit lamps and sunken tables sectioned off by dark wood screens. The service... More
 
 
 
J SheekeyJ SheekeyJ SheekeyHistoric fish and seafood restaurant first opened in 1896. For fish and seafood dishes served with simplicity and style J Sheekey is unrivalled in London. Hidden...2016/02/06 Where:
J Sheekey,   St Martin's Court    Covent Garden  WC2N
Category: Fish and Seafood
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
J Sheekey
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N
Historic fish and seafood restaurant first opened in 1896. For fish and seafood dishes served with simplicity and style J Sheekey is unrivalled in London. Hidden... More
 
 
 
Le Gavroche - Michel Roux JrLe Gavroche - Michel Roux JrLe Gavroche - Michel Roux JrMayfair Restaurants come and go, but Le Gavroche never changes - the service remains the best in London, head chef Michel Roux Jnr is ever-present...2016/02/06 Where:
Le Gavroche - Michel Roux Jr,   43 Upper Brook Street, Marble Arch    Mayfair  W1K
Category: French restaurants
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Le Gavroche - Michel Roux Jr

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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
43 Upper Brook Street, Marble Arch, Mayfair, London W1K
Mayfair Restaurants come and go, but Le Gavroche never changes - the service remains the best in London, head chef Michel Roux Jnr is ever-present... More
 
 
 
 
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