Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Marco Grill
More footballers' chives than wives. Marco Grill may look like the glitzy hive of Chelsea FC but the highly sophisticated cooking shows a more serious side to the establishment.
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.
The Shed
Serving up a selection of delicious dishes fresh from the family farm, this rustic Notting Hill restaurant is all about Great British produce...
The Square
A contender for the best modern French in London the dishes delight and the wine impresses.
The Rum Kitchen
This Notting Hill beach shack is a favourite for authentic Caribbean food and a Rum Punch or two...
The Providores & Tapa Room
Located on Marylebone High Street this Australasian establishment is a refreshingly casual alternative to some of the more stuffy restaurants in the more pretentious parts of Mayfair.
The Pearson Room
Set at the summit of one of Canary Wharf’s towering glass structures, The Pearson Room offers elegant, expertly designed dishes and incredible drinks in the beating heart of London’s finance district.
The Northall
As the in-house restaurant at The Corinthia, The Northall caters to a classy clientele of hotel guests, business dinners and bright young yuppies.
The Modern Pantry
About as far from traditional as you can get - both in terms of its menu and its interiors - the Modern Pantry is so hip it hurts. Without trying to be, too, which makes it all the better.
Royal China
Done up like an imperial palace, all dark wood, vermillion lanterns, and plush chairs, Royal China doesn’t take the ‘Royal’ part of its name lightly.
The Balcon
Set in the Sofitel St James Hotel, The Balcon serves up traditional British afternoon tea with a sophisticated Parisian twist.!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-
The Luggage Room
A Grovesnor Square drinking den serving up sophisticated 1920s themed cocktails...
Babbo
You know you're in terrifyingly posh territory when you find yourself on the purple bit of the Monopoly board. Thankfully, Babbo (meaning 'daddy' in Italian) in London's Mayfair isn't half as imposing on the inside as you expect. yEve
Green’s
Simon Parker Bowles opened this members'-club-feeling dining place in 1981.
Grain Store
Bruno Loubet's vegetable-inspired restaurant in King's Cross grand regeneration...
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
A former wasteland of anonymous gastro restaurants Baker Street has been put back on the culinary map by this 'bistro de luxe'.
Galvin at Windows
Mayfair's Galvin at Windows is located on the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton.
Eyre Brothers
As you'd expect Eyre Brothers is a family-run restaurant that prides itself on personal service; smart interiors and a stylish crowd add to its cachet. =display"
E&O
E&O's acclaimed reputation is consistent with this smart area in Notting Hill where its fabulous food attracts equally fabulous people. di
Dishoom
Dishoom takes traditional Indian cuisine and gives it a fresh, innovative twist for a new generation of city-dwellers - in fittingly old-generation surroundings.
Defune
Authentic Japanese eats are to be had at this no-nonsense Marylebone rendezvous.

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