Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Ceviche
Ceviche and a raucously Peruvian good time in Soho.
Cay Tre
This vibrant area of the city is a fabulous location for an equally vibrant restaurant. A youthfully hip crowd tend to flock at weekends for the fabulous food and nearby party spots.y
Caravan
If you want to know what's current in the capital's culinary scene come here; it's got everything that's hip in the restaurant world right now from an all-day food menu to coffee roasted on-site. d
Capote y Toros
Spanish entrepreneur Abel Lusa has thrown open the doors to his fourth venture in London Town, this time in the form of Capote y Toros. The concept? A tapas bar that specialises in sherry.
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
C London
Celebrity-crammed C London is a prime place to see and be seen.
Cabana
Heaven on a skewer... If this is what all Brazilian food is like, bring on Rio 2016.
Bubbledogs
Hot dogs and champagne are strictly on the menu in this laid-back hip eatery.
Boisdale of Belgravia
You don't usually associate Scotland with jazz, but that's exactly the ingredients mixed together at Boisdale of Belgravia.
Bob Bob Ricard
Eclectic interiors kitsch waiting staff and occasional Russian dishes interspersed on the American-style menu make Bob Bob Ricard an interesting dining experience indeed. yEventWatcher
Bistrot Bruno Loubet
Those watching their waistlines best avoid the fabulous French fare on offer here but everyone else will be more than pleased with calorie-heavy cuisine by masterchef Loubet. yEventWa
Bentley’s Oyster Bar
Bentley's new-found prominence on the restaurant scene is largely thanks to the stewardship of Richard Corrigan as well as the resurrection of Swallow Street as one of the capital's most stylish eating and drinking destinations. yEventWatch
Beard to Tail
Carnivores rejoice in this meat-focused all day dining spot from the masterminds behind Shoreditch's favourite cocktail bar Callooh Callay.
Barbican Lounge
As one of London's most-loved arts and performance spaces, it's hardly surprising that the Barbican Centre has opened up a dining hotspot. After all, culture vultures need something to fill their boots between acts. =
Aqua Nueva
Set high above the shopping crowds just off Regent Street, Aqua Nueva is one-part Spanish restaurant, one-part Japanese; despite its tourist-trap location, it delivers surprisingly excellent food, inspiring interiors and a cool crowd of cocktail-swil
Arbutus
This Soho eatery's modern menu proves that simple doesn't have to be dull.
Angelus
A former pub Angelus is now a swish brasserie serving accomplished French cuisine
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
White Lyan
A cocktail bar with no ice? No wedges of lemons? Pre-mixed and bottled drinks? Bespoke spirits? It’s fair to say: White Lyan is like no bar you’ve ever been to before.
The River Cafe
The best Italian produce money can buy meets a perfect setting, educated service and lovely Italian wines.
Spice Market
Jean-Georges' Asian street food has spawned a 1,000 imitators and Spice Market has found a glamorous London home at the uber-hip W Hotel
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Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Coya
The latest venture from restaurant tycoon Arjun Waney, Coya works traditional Peruvian dishes into a distinctly modern format.
Momo
You don't need to head East to stock up on meticulously crafted Asian goodies, as this treasure trove of delights on Calle Arc de St. Ramon proves.
York & Albany
Who knew Gordon Ramsay did hotels? Apparently he does with the York & Albany his first foray into the business of sleep; as you'd expect from Ramsay it's style all the way inside and the service is suitably sharp to boot. yEventWatcherD
The Savoy
The 121-year-old five-star landmark on the river finally returns late 2010, with an extravagant £200 million refurbishment of its Edwardian and Art Deco influences in its celebrated Savoy Grill (run by the Gordon Ramsay group), American Bar and
The Soho Hotel
With 91 rooms the Soho Hotel is considerably larger than its Charlotte Street and Covent Garden siblings; purpose-built it's not surprising the Kemps wanted to take advantage of this prime Soho location. =display:non"
The Sumner
Sober and understated, with 20 four-star rooms with a modern luxe design scheme; plus a log fire in the sitting room, air con, honesty bar and free WiFi. =
The Orange
Restaurant-quality room-service because these four king-sized rooms, luxuriously appointed with aircon, blonde woods and crisp linens, are above the Orange gastropub. yEventWatch
The Pelham
The Gore's sister hotel, acquired from the Kemp-ire, is predictably a fresher, more contemporary affair, with 52 five-star rooms conveniently located for museum action. yEventWat
The Ritz
There is one name around the world that conjures up evocative images of opulent grandeur and that name is The Ritz.
The Rookery
There's something about former brothels that make them the most decadent of hotels. The Rookery has lost none of the former incarnation's charm retaining cherubic figures overseeing bedroom activities and throne-like ablutions for the most lordly gue
The Hoxton
The Hoxton Hotel fits the Shoreditch scene like a glove, providing a place to stay for a young party crowd that wants maximum fun with a minimal spend. =display"
The Knightsbridge Hotel
The ever-expanding Firmdale group has sewn up London's boutique hotel market in recent years with this outpost offering its signature mix of intimacy comfort and an unsurpassed eye for detail.d
The Landmark London
Five-star Landmark London hotel, originally built in 1899 and one the last of the great Victorian railway hotels.
The Langham
A vast building rather discreetly hidden beside the BBC The Langham was one of the first luxury hotels in London. Today after a Hilton refurb it continues to mix classic charm with modern opulence.
The Dorchester
During the excess of the nineties The Dorchester was always splashed across the front pages with everyone from rockstars to royalty staying here - occasionally together. yEventWatcherD

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