Top Restaurants in London
The Fat Duck – One of the best restaurants in the world. Chef Heston Blumenthal’s boldness in putting different ingredients in unconventional combinations may seem shocking to traditionalists, but the results are often glorious. A total gastronomic adventure.
The Capital – Top-notch New French fare. Currently the only London restaurant situated within a hotel to hold two coveted Michelin stars. Jerome Ponchelle, the Head Chef, has a following across five continents. For the true gourmet, the five-course Dégustation menu pairing with wines is highly recommended.
Gordon Ramsay – A most gifted chef who built his empire of excellent restaurants. He is the Wolfgang Puck and Paul Bocuse of England. His profuse usage of colourful expletives in his TV series has made him both controversial & memorable.
Le Gavroche – The culinary trend setter. Chef Michel Roux made this spot a gourmet’s paradise. Rated No. 1 for Classic French fare by Zagat survey. Impeccable service and comfortable surroundings. All wine lovers will be amazed by the selection of prize-winning vintage offered on the wine list.
Scotts – BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year 2008
The epitome of Bond – glamour in the 1960s, legendary Scott’s has entered a glorious new golden age following its wonderful revamp, and fully deserves the title BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year 2008.
The setting works its magic, but absolutely amazing fish is what really lures the crowds, who come for the sexy delights of raw bivalves, high-class renditions of the classics and regional curiosities.
Scott’s is right up there as a world-class restaurant in a world-class city.
The Grill, The Dorchester – Head Chef Aiden Byrne showcases all of the culinary talents that have previously won him Michelin stars. Signature dishes include roasted Cornish scallops with white truffle and white chocolate risotto, & braised chicken with potato mousse truffle and Parmesan sabayon. Equally popular are modern interpretations of traditional British dishes.
Le Caprice – Famous, glamorous and popular. Delectable Modern British-European cuisine in a cool, unfussy minimalism setting. Jesus Adorno’s inimitable style and warmth of character have created the unique ambience for which Le Caprice is renowned. The restaurant is a chic modern classic that has never lost its sense of style.
Zafferano – The award-winning Michelin star restaurant Zafferano first opened in the heart of London’s exclusive Belgravia area in 1995.
Since then, the awards and accolades have continued to pour in each year and the restaurant has achieved some of the best restaurant reviews written.
Most recently Zafferano took home the top prize at Tatler’s 2009 Restaurant Awards for “Most Consistently Excellent Restaurant.”
Zafferano has been acclaimed time and again for its honest wholesome take on Italian cuisine, with dishes like ‘Malfatti’ Pasta Parcels with potato and morel mushroom, Lobster and langoustine sautéed with ‘samphire’ and also Roast ‘Fiorentina’ T-bone Steak with herb salad.
There is also an elegant bar offering a selection of cocktails, aperitifs and digestive as well as a bar menu with a mouth watering choice of regional Italian favourites.
Scalini – Bustling’ Scalini provides living proof that not all busy Italian restaurants need to have a celebrity chef or dabble in regional cuisine. Unreconstructed down-home food is peddled here, just like mama used to make back in the days when pasta with pesto was the last word in culinary innovation. All the old favourites make it on to the menu: seafood salad, tortellini Gorgonzola, calf’s liver with polenta, & veal escalopes stuffed with ham. Tables are closely set, & the place can get noisy, but a bottle from the lengthy wine list will aid conviviality. Service is as old fashioned as the food, in the best possible way. Scalini isn’t going to set the world on fire, but dining here is a warm, enjoyable experience.
Cecconi’s – One of London’s most popular Italian restaurants re-opens under the new ownership of the Soho House, Babington House and Electric Cinema group. The style is 1920’s Venice and while classic fresh Italian food remains the focus, Cecconi’s now boasts London’s only Cichetti bar (Italy’s version of tapas).
Petrus – Restaurant under the Gordon Ramsay wing, Petrus is one of the finest French restaurants in London, and possibly the whole of the UK. Petrus, situated in The Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge, has rich ambience with claret tones and dramtic interior.
What’s special about this restaurant is that they offer a chefs table, a dinning table situated more of less in the Kitchen, so you can see the chefs at work!
Marcus Wareing, the head chef, offers modern French cusine presented with exquisite detail and precision with an outstanding backdrop
Poissonnerie – Situated in the heart of fashionable Chelsea, the well-established and always reliable Poissonnerie de l’Avenue has become a favourite of London’s fine-dining crowd. Specialising in the freshest fish and shellfish this is one of the capital’s most respected seafood restaurants.
Fixed price lunch menus and an extensive a la carte dinner menu ensure a full and diverse selection that is changed seasonally to take advantage of the freshest ingredients.
Owned and managed for 43 years by the Italian patron Pietro Rosignoli.
The Ivy – If you want to be seen with the stars and celebrities, then there is one one restaurant in the whole of London where you are always gareenteed to see them: The Ivy. Located within the theature district, The Ivy has long been the place to be seen dinning, which is why they have a 3 to 6 month reservation waiting list.
The Ivy offers simple great British cuisine at the highest quality, such as Fish and Chips, Caesar Salad or you could try the famous cottage pie.
Axis – Exquisite contemporary British-eclectic cuisine by Tony Fleming, the executive Chef. Axis at One Aldwych has reopened with a stylish new design and exciting modern British menus. Classy & trendy. Perfect for entertaining clients or a pre-or post-theatre dinner. Marvelous classic dishes with a modern twist.
I-Thai is a world of complete serenity in the depths of The Hempel Hotel. Visually stunning and absolutely gorgeous. The menu & wine list are created to match your first impression so that your whole experience of I-Thai is without equal. For that extra special occasion or the unplanned visit – I-Thai will impress, astound and enrapture your thoughts
Blakes restaurant – located in the fashionable Blakes Hotel London, has an unrivalled reputation of its originality and contents of its superb menu. Each dish is a skilful blend of East and West, all elegantly presented to look as good as they taste. The restaurant and Chinese room are highly sought after venues for private and corporate parties.
Indigo – Creative modern European menu – Organic produce and light and healthy options – Open every day for breakfast, lunch, pre and post theatre supper and dinner – Great for weekend brunch, early evening drinks with canapés on the balcony and brunch with a movie in the screening room on Sundays.
First Floor Restaurant & Private Dining Rooms – Located at the heart of Notting Hill, the First Floor Restaurant has a Ground Floor Bar and Private Dining Rooms on the top floor. With its tall windows and grand chandelier the restaurant has an old world elegance to it. Superb modern European cuisine with some great British dishes. The restaurant is open Tuesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner.
First Indian Restaurant to achieve Michelin Star in 2000 and is the only Indian Restaurant in UK with a Michelin star in 2005. A Restaurant that mixes the contemporary and traditional in both it’s cuisine and decor, chef Alfred and his team create their dishes with panache and verve, using only the finest and freshest ingredients.
Refuel Bar & Restaurant at The Soho Hotel serves excellent modern European cuisine with emphasis on fresh, seasonal and organic produce. The bar is busy all day and serves a wide range of creative cocktails. A popular place for the beautiful people
China Boulevard on the River – Situated on the banks of the Thames in one of the most picturesque locations in Central London, it offers a wide range of Chinese dishes comprising both your favourite traditional choices as well as many authentic, exciting new recipes from all parts of the Orient.
Bengal Clipper is the only Indian Restaurant in London Historic Spice
Wharf near Tower Bridge. Bengal Clipper has three prestigious AA Rosette awarded since it opened in 1994. On top of that every reputable London Restaurants Guide will tell you that the Bengal Clipper is a “must visit” Indian restaurant.
Tamarai is the latest hotspot for the beautiful people, the style gurus and fashionistas of London. Tamarai showcases the finest pan Asian flavours from the culinary lexicon of Asia, from Chettinad to Burma, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam.
Artisan is the ultimate destination in Mayfair, with its sheer opulence and elegant design. This magnificent restaurant with its grand crystal chandeliers and luscious leather banquettes offers you an inspired menu of modern European cuisine that is exciting and unpretentious.
Aix Bistro is North London’s top French bistro, highlighting the elegant simplicity of the world’s best home-style cuisine in a delightfully romantic setting. The menu features a distillation of your favourite classics from onion soup to foie gras, from moules-frites to filet of beef bordelaise.
Beach Blanket Babylon, the jewel in the Crown of the Notting Hill. One of the hottest restaurants in London. Opulent atmosphere with lots of beautiful people. Its eclectic decor and architecture set the scene for a truly unique and magical dining experience.
La Barbe is the only truly French restaurant in Reigate, Surrey. With its Gallic atmosphere La Barbe serves a fine selection of classical and provincial cuisine. Head Chef Laurent creates an exciting new menu every season so that you can enjoy the variety of freshly prepared dishes including vegetarian.
The Grill – Renowned Maitre d’ Angelo Maresca welcomes guests to The Grill located in the heart of Mayfair. Chef Laurence Glayzer produces a delicate balance of English fare and continental cuisine with a modern influence. Only the finest British produce is used with an emphasis on the seasons.