Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
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
The Soho Hotel
With 91 rooms the Soho Hotel is considerably larger than its Charlotte Street and Covent Garden siblings and appeals to a more media crowd
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 Halkin
Sister hotel to the Metropolitan, The Halkin has a more intimate approach to life than her rockstar sibling.
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
The Athenaeum
Art Deco interiors park views and a guest-book that reads like a who's who of Hollywood; it's all here at the Athenaeum Hotel & Apartments.
The Boundary Rooms
Proving once and for all that size really doesn't matter - at least not when it comes to hotel proportions - the Boundary Rooms is small but oh-so perfectly formed. s
The Colonnade Town House
Famous for the canals running through it life is lead at a slower pace in Little Venice than in neighbouring Notting Hill and the Colonnade reflects its easy elegant charm. yEventWatch
The Connaught
The Connaught has your usual requirements of style with the added bonus of gourmet delights at its in-house restaurant - headed up by two-Michelin starred chef Hélène Darroze. d=
St Martins Lane
When in London do as stylish Londoners do when in need of escape and check into St Martins Lane; gorgeously designed and boasting impeccable service it's no wonder its reservation book is always fit-to-bursting. =dis"
St Pancras Renaissance
One of London's most iconic landmarks, this hotel is all about show stopping luxury...
Shoreditch Rooms
What better way to end a suitably boozy night out in Shoreditch than not having to hail a cab home come closing time? Simply hop inside the Shoreditch Rooms and hanker down for a good night's sleep.

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