Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

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.
Dabbous
Attention to sourcing, delicate preparation and presentation creates a contemporary and clean dining experience.
Corrigan’s
A warm, friendly restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, Corrigan's has more heart than most restaurants in the capital; its homely menu is particularly inviting. =",Corrigan's comes from the heart into the London restaurants scene. The smart yet substantial modern European food with a strong British/Irish bent is worthy of Michelin praise
Club Gascon
This elegant French temple to Gascon gastronomy is popular with city workers during lunchtimes and a young vibrant crowd at weekends.
Claude’s Kitchen
This first-floor restaurant in Parsons Green offers up a weekly changing menu in laidback, intimate surrounds...
Cinnamon Club
Despite being housed in a converted library you're more likely to find Biriani than books at this chic curry house.
Chez Bruce
As a visitor to London, Wandsworth is not going to feature heavily in your plans, but Chez Bruce is such a fantastic place to eat that it's more than enough reason to head south. yEven
China Tang
Sample Cantonese haute cuisine at this upscale eatery in the heart of Mayfair.
Ceviche Soho
Ceviche Soho was the original Peruvian ceviche restaurant in London and is still, some would say, the best. A second Old St outpost has now opened.
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.
Cabana
Heaven on a skewer... If this is what all Brazilian food is like, bring on Rio 2016.
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.
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
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
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 London
The Savoy London is a 128-year-old five-star landmark on the river returned with an extravagant refurbishment of its Edwardian and Art Deco interior

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