Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Tips for Men: How to Buy Jewellery for Women
Many men get a little bit scared and just don't know how to buy jewellery for their more beautiful halves - finally there's a reason not to be scared...
Interview: Columbo Group Impresario Steve Ball
Steve Ball, founder of the Columbo Group, is responsible for some of London's hippest venues from the Old Queen's Head to XOYO he knows what makes a party
Smokehouse
Sophisticated Smokehouse, in leafy Islington, could teach a masterclass on barbeque and beer.
The Ace Effect: The Rebirth of the Social Hotel
Shangri-La at the Shard: Europe’s Highest Hotel
Nopi
Best of all of Yotam Ottolenghi's establishments is Nopi: his accomplished, utterly delicious formal dining room.
Hoi Polloi
Scandinavian-looking Hoi Polloi offers tranquillity inside and a seasonal, accomplished menu.
The Seven Best Brunches in London
Paradise by way of Kensal Green
Taking its cue from GK Chesterton’s poem and joyously opening its arms to the young creative set, Paradise is one of West London's coolest gastropubs.
Casa Negra
Sister restaurant to popular Soho establishment La Bodega Negra, Casa Negra blends its creative Mexican menu with a heavy helping of Shoreditch cool.
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Is any contemporary hotel brand as synonymous with hipster cool as the Ace Hotel?
Sager + Wilde
The selection at Sager + Wilde is curated and ever-changing, and the owners have a way of snagging small quantities of special bottles.
Culinary Mischief
Dinner's more fun when it's secret: At least that's the theory behind Culinary Mischief, a supper club series that hosts lavish, six-course feasts.
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
Happiness Forgets
With its warmly inviting service and serious drinks, Happiness Forgets is a candidate for London's best cocktail bar.
Hill & Szrok Master Butcher & Cookshop
Shoryu
The Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen at Shoryu is transcendentally good.
The Henry Root
Named after William Donaldson - the rock 'n' roll music promoter and satirist otherwise known as Henry Root - this Park Walk venue is sure to become the toast of West Brompton.
The Greenhouse
The menu of this discreet spot is French with subtle Asian undertones.
The Corner Room
Another venture from Viajante's Nuno Mendes -- this time, a casual brasserie-style space tucked away in a corner of the Town Hall Hotel.
The Delaunay
Fashionable London dining that takes inspiration from the grand cafés of Vienna, Zurich and Budapest...
The Clove Club
Since its opening, the Clove Club has attracted colossal amounts of lives-up-to-the-hype praise, in part due to its striking venue as well as Chef Isaac McHale's visionary tasting menu.
The Capital
The Capital combines British ingredients and French expertise to create something special.
The Albemarle
The revamped restaurant of Brown's Hotel in Mayfair serves great British classics.
Texture
Contrasting textural treats from two titans of the European gastronomic scene chef Agnar Sverrisson and sommelier Xavier Rousset Texture does exactly what it says on the tin.
Tayyabs
This cheap BYO Indian has a simple menu but a magical way with ingredients.
Tapas Brindisa
On the doorstep of Borough Market, this vibrant tapas bar doesn't need a glitzy interior to dazzle its crowd of foodie lovelies.
Sushi Tetsu
The husband-wife combination of Harumi and Toru Takahashi strike a harmonious balance of personal service and attention to detail whilst paying homage to sushi’s culinary tradition.
Tamarind
A leader of London's finest Indian cuisine the service is impeccable and the dining elegant.
Story
Story tells a thrilling tale through its tasting menus, which present a whimsical parade of dishes that leave diners as giddy and awestruck as children.
St John Bread & Wine
Share seasonal dishes and treats from their on-site bakery throughout the day.
Social Eating House
Jason Atherton is taking over London with his the Social Eating House - a mod Brit take on New York dining.
Sketch: Gallery and Glade
After a day's shopping on Bond Street refuel at this vibrant gastro complex. A youthful crowd enjoys an inventive menu for dinner and then dances the night away in the same building.
Salloos
Authentic Pakistani dishes in a chic little Knightsbridge hideaway…
Scott’s
Resurrected fish restaurant Scott's has once again positioned itself at the top end of London's famously fickle food chain. With the freshest fish in the city, you can't go wrong.
Shampers
Eighties wine bar with charm and hearty fare. Of course the wine list is its trump card.
Sagar
Exquisite vegetarian South Indian treats at very reasonable prices.
Sake No Hana
With its connections in high Russian places this restaurant entertains the jet-set. The food is good and immaculately presented by a svelte squadron of incredibly glamorous waiters.
Rivington Shoreditch
Familiar if not nostalgic dishes are available at Rivington Grill - each with an unusual twist that affirms the excitement of cooking.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Ramsay or no Ramsay in the kitchen you're in good hands at his Chelsea establishment: great food and high price tags along with the height of luxury.

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