Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Reform Social and Grill
A take on the English gentleman's club not only for the boys.
Quo Vadis
Top-quality meats meet excellent service at newly revamped Quo Vadis.
Quaglino’s
Trendy new eateries may come and go, but a classic never dies. And such is the case at Quaglino's, a culinary institution in the heart of London's plush Mayfair.
Pizza East Portobello
Whatever East London can do, West London can do better. Well, sometimes. Enter Pizza East Portobello, the second outpost of the Nick Jones-owned institution that is Pizza East in Shoreditch.
Pied a Terre
Allow your palete to be stimulated by Pied à Terre's thoughtful flavour combinations.
Peyton and Byrne
Fans of Peyton and Byrne's restaurants, usually housed within some kind of cultural institution, will love their decadent dining destination at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Orrery
Orrery proves that good old-fashioned food and spot-on service will never go out of style - even in a culinary landscape as fickle as London's.
Novikov
Asian and Italian served under one roof.
Nobu Berkeley
Nobu Matsuhisa's Peruvian-Japanese fusion is served up in another opulent outpost this time in the fabulous form of Nobu Berkeley.
No. 11 Pimlico Road
Once upon a time, you would be hard pressed to find eggs after 10am or anything but teacakes in the afternoon between 3 and 6 anywhere in the city. These days, it seems London has finally taken a whiff of the cappucino and embraced continental all da
Moti Mahal
Indian cuisine at its finest bursting with tastes of the Great Trunk Road.
Mon Plaisir
As something of an institution in Theatreland, Mon Plaisir offers fantastic French fare in cosy French surroundings.
Moro
Andalusian fare is the order of the day at Moro found East at Exmouth Market; its tapas dishes are particularly memorable.
Medlar
There's a part of Chelsea that seems like a black hole - maybe aptly named World's End - and nearly every venture that opens up here seems to slide into the abyss, but maybe we've found an exception: Medlar. =display"
Maze
Located a stone's throw away from Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, Maze upholds the celebrity chef's reputation with glamorous interiors faultless cuisine and a generous wine list.
MASH – Modern American Steak House
Set at the foot of a sweeping spiral staircase in a Soho basement, this enormous restaurant makes quite the first impression..
Marcus
Following an expensive refurb, Marcus Wareing has reopened his modern European restaurant at the Berkeley.
Mari Vanna
The charm of a Russian grandmother's house and the seduction of deliciously decadent food and vodka are the perfect combination for an experience both enchanting and indulgent.
Marco
More footballers' chives than wives... this restaurant may look like the glitzy hive of Chelsea FC but the highly sophisticated cooking shows a more serious side to the establishment.
Magdalen
Just around the corner from Borough Market you'd expect Magdalen to boast a mouthwatering menu; and it does with fabulously fresh ingredients picked up daily.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
Little Social
Chef Jason Atherton strikes gold again with his second venture in the city, the warm and deliciously romantic Little Social.
Locanda Locatelli
Inspired Italians are few and far between in London - and we're not talking about people - so it's refreshing to stumble across Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone which serves up lipsmackingly good Italian fare in sumptuous surroundings. yEve
Launceston Place
Fine dining is still live and kicking at this impressive modern British Kensington establishment.
La Patagonia
One of the best kept secrets on the London restaurant scene - this small bistro brings rural Argentine cooking to central London.
La Bodega Negra
Mexican street food in the heart of London.
L’Etranger
Popular with the Kensington crowd this French-inspired restaurant is ideal for those looking for a dinner and a dance; head downstairs after dinner for a creative cocktail and trendy music.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Despite its central location in Covent Garden L'Atelier has an otherworldly feel about it connected as it is to other masterly Robuchon restaurants around the world.
Kitchen Table
Foodie heaven - an 11-course tasting menu only run as a piece of culinary theatre...
J Sheekey
Originally opened back in 1896 J Sheekey's still retains a lively old-fashioned atmosphere.
Hix Oyster & Chophouse
Hix, as the name suggests, serves oysters and prime cuts of meat.
Yashin
Anyone who has spent enough time in the Kensington and Chelsea area knows, despite all of its other abundances, that what it has been missing all along is a decent sushi restaurant. Not anymore.
Wild Honey
Wild Honey is dedicated to fresh produce completely dictated by seasonality and at surprisingly low prices.
Wright Bros. Oyster House
This atmospheric seafood bar boasts a quite unimaginable selection of oysters and praiseworthy mains.
Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
Gallery restaurants often leave a lot to be desired but not so when it comes to the Whitechapel Gallery's on-site eatery. In fact its restaurant is something of a destination in itself with a cool crowd chowing down on beautiful British fare. d
Umu
Sit in silent awe of the unparalleled Japanese delicacies that will astound your palate.
Tom’s Kitchen
After a couple of attempts at more casual fare Tom Aikens is back to doing what he does best; fine-dining in the fabulous form of Tom's Kitchen.
Tramshed
Mark Hix's newest venture, Tramshed, is a hip East London restaurant offering hearty meals exclusive to chicken or steak.
The Wolseley
The Wolseley offers a truly spectacular dining experience with everyone who's anyone having clip-clopped through its doors to enjoy a languid lunch or sumptuous supper.
Theo Randall
Theo Randall relies on seasonal ingredients to create Italian masterpieces.

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