Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Sea Containers
A transatlantic menu and great views of the River Thames gives Sea Containers at Mondrian London a competitive edge on the London food scene.
The Clifton
After standing empty for years The Clifton has been masterfully resuscitated by brothers Ben and Ed Robson, the twosome behind Boopshi's in Fitzrovia
Pitt Cue Co.
Starting as a food truck on the South Bank, Pitt Cue Co. now has its own brick-and-mortar space in The City, serving expertly grilled meats and BBQ dishes.
Nine Lives
Sure, Nine Lives has a swanky space, killer sound-system, and excellent cocktails—but its sustainability focus really sets it apart.
Zala Grill
A highlight of the reborn Camden Market, Zala Grill draws indoor and outdoor diners with its "Levantine pizzas" and other creative Israeli fare.
Henrietta Hotel
Found in two converted townhouses in Covent Garden, the Henrietta Hotel is a luxurious hotel and restaurant from the Experimental Group.
Ray’s Bar
Ray’s Bar is a joint venture between the guys from Voodoo Rays – the now iconic pizza emporium upstairs, and the team behind ultra-awesome neighbouring
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.
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.
Sparrow
Run by a husband-and-wife team, Sparrow’s kitchen is smart and ambitious, but it remains a neighbourhood restaurant with real heart.
The Cheese Bar
In the wrong hands, The Cheese Bar might have been a single-punchline gimmick. Instead, it's a restaurant of serious, indulgent substance.
The Dairy
A fixture on the Clapham culinary scene since it opened in 2013, The Dairy serves seasonal, local fare – some of which comes from their roof garden.
The Nest
The Nest, with its a killer Martin Audio sound system and intimate atmosphere, sets the bar for Dalston's clubbing scene.
Three Eight Four
Found in the trendy locale of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, Three Eight Four offers a small plates-style and potent cocktails.
Bird of Smithfield
Bird of Smithfield is found in a five-storey Georgian townhouse overlooking the historic Smithfield meat market and serving quintessentially British dishes.
Duck & Waffle
Found in the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle is the highest restaurant in the country, serving delicious, playful British dishes 24/7.
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.
Chiltern Firehouse Hotel
A charming Victorian fire station in Marylebone, the 26-room Chiltern Firehouse Hotel has been lovingly and luxuriously restored.
Portland
Portland is a modern British restaurant serving a curated menu of imaginative, seasonal cuisine in its small, elegant space in Fitzrovia.
Oblix
Located in London’s looming Shard, Oblix serves a grill-focused menu of British classics from the 32rd floor of the iconic landmark building.
Company Below
Company Below is a tiny gem of a cocktail bar beneath Soho's Balls & Company restaurant, and its botanical-themed cocktails are accordingly bijou.
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.
Galley
In looks, Galley references Palm Beach kitsch. But its seafood menu shows off some serious cooking.
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.
68 and Boston
Can't decide between wine and cocktails for the evening? The stylish, Soho-based 68 and Boston specialises in both and does them with aplomb...
Les Couilles du Chien
At the cheekily named Les Couilles du Chien, the bar at Arbutus Restaurant, diners are in for boundary-pushing cocktails and small plates.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Located within the hallowed halls of London’s Savoy Hotel, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill has reinvented the old River Restaurant in a glitzy new guise.
Beef & Brew
It’s about time restaurants paid attention to craft beer. Beef & Brew, true to its name, serves up the suds alongside its carnivorous fare.
The Bull & Last
The Bull & Last pairs rustic atmosphere with seasonal produce to earn its place among London's crowded gastropub landscape.
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.
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.
The Strand Dining Rooms
Just paces from Nelson’s Column, The Strand Dining Rooms serves season and locavore Modern British cooking, under the watchful eye of Mark Sargeant
Quattro Passi
Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino brings an authentic slice of the Amalfi Coast to London with Quattro Passi, his version of Mayfair fine dining.
Ducksoup
Allied to the locavore trend, Ducksoup's seasonal menu and biodynamic wine list suggests a firm grasp of the Zeitgeist.

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