Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
ESPA Life at Corinthia is one of the more sought after spa experiences in London, found within the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Original Sin
Original Sin is a chic underground bar serving superlative cocktails and a small food menu in Stoke Newington; it’s a tempting combination indeed.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
GinTonica at The Distillery
Owned and operated by the acclaimed Portobello Gin brand, The Distillery is an ambitious project that has paid off in spades, in no small part due to its liver-tickling array of gins from every corner of the planet.
Frank’s Cafe
Found on top of a multi-storey carpark in Peckham, Frank's Cafe is a South London institution, offering one of the best views in the capital.
Foxlow Clerkenwell
Foxlow Clerkenwell offers a modern take on comfort food that weaves together good old English pub grub with a hint of Southern flair and steakhouse moxy.
The Nest
The Nest, with its a killer Martin Audio sound system and intimate atmosphere, sets the bar for Dalston's clubbing scene.
108 Garage
108 Garage is something a little bit special - an amalgam of flavours from everywhere and nowhere this is innovative cooking at its finest
Oslo
Oslo is a little slice of Nordic heaven in London's East End offering live music, great food and beer, and plenty of style.
Barnyard
Ownder Ollie Dabbous' restaurant Barnyard in Fitzrovia serves British and American comfort food classics in rustic, chic surrounds.
Three Eight Four
Found in the trendy locale of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, Three Eight Four offers a small plates-style and potent cocktails.
City Social
Michelin-starred City Social, found on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in The City, is a sleek restaurant from chef extraordinaire Jason Atherton.
Pollen Street Social
Jason Atherton's debut London restaurant, Pollen Street Social, is a Michelin-starred eatery with a responsible attitude to locally sourced produce.
South Place Hotel
With rooms designed by Conran + Partners and a Michelin-starred restaurant on the roof, the South Place Hotel is a luxury hotel with serious style.
Duck & Waffle
Found in the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle is the highest restaurant in the country, serving delicious, playful British dishes 24/7.
Chiltern Firehouse
The Chiltern Firehouse, with Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes at the helm, serves up seasonal dishes that blend influences from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Shrub & Shutter
Found in trendy Brixton, this cocktail bar and restaurant serves bespoke drinks and a menu of modern British cuisine in sleek surrounds.
The Book Club
The Book Club in Shoreditch - a cafe, bar, and events space - is the millennial iteration of traditional European café culture - but with ping pong.
Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana knows a thing or two about turning out exceptional Mexican food — which is even more impressive, given that the whole menu's vegan.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Lima
Michelin-starred Lima serves fresh, innovative Peruvian cuisine from its intimate outpost in Fitzrovia, with a second location now open near Covent Garden.
The Opera Tavern
Formerly a traditional English pub, The Opera Tavern is now an elegant two-storey tapas restaurant and bar, specialising in Spanish-Italian cooking.
Bocca di Lupo
Bocca Di Lupo has become destination Soho dining thanks to its authentic, delicious Italian menu and atmospheric surrounds.
Little Smoke
Little Smoke is suffused with warmth, twinkling with candlelight and rippling with smoke that emanates from its open, meat-driven kitchen.
Mason & Company
The stylish Mason & Company is a delicious example of what the new generation of craft beer bars can achieve.
Sosharu
Jason Atherton's new Japanese izakaya joint, Sosharu offers everything from open salmon temaki to Tonkatsu crumbed pork and Matcha mill crepes.
Low, Slow & Juke
Taking its name from slow-cooked fare and classic American bars, Low, Slow & Juke aims to transport diners to the soulful Southern States.
The Cocktail Trading Co Brick Lane
Bringing a welcome dose of fun to Shoreditch, The Cocktail Trading Co is a place for those who like their cocktails with a side of theatre.
The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square
The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square serves up contemporary fusion cuisine and all-day tapas in a light, airy modern space...
The Gibson
Sip the Gibson cocktail – a lesser-known cousin of the Martini – at this eponymous Old Street Bar, where drinks are ambitious and the ambiance is cosy.
Joyeux Bordel
"Joyeux Bordel" translates to "jolly mess," but that's the only thing untidy about this swanky, immaculate cocktail bar.
Rök Smokehouse and Bar
Flavoursome dishes of smoked British produce are drawing foodies in to Nordic-inspired Rök Smokehouse and Bar in Shoreditch.
Darwin Brasserie
Darwin Brasserie at London’s Sky Garden serves modern British food alongside awe-inspiring views.
Craft London
Based in Greenwich Peninsula, Craft London offers diners incredible local, seasonal British cuisine, with many ingredients grown and crafted on-site.
Spring
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Shangri-La at the Shard
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard is exquisite and there is no other hotel in London that can offer quite such an unique experience...
The Palomar
The Palomar is one of the new levantine restaurants that are currently riding the wave in London, with great food, stylish decor and central location...
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.

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