Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Ember Yard
Ember Yard showcases Italian and Spanish flavours and British produce with aplomb in its sleek two-floor space in London's Soho neighbourhood.
Nine Lives
Sure, Nine Lives has a swanky space, killer sound-system, and excellent cocktails—but its sustainability focus really sets it apart.
Zala Grill
A highlight of the reborn Camden Market, Zala Grill draws indoor and outdoor diners with its "Levantine pizzas" and other creative Israeli fare.
Jamavar
Jamavar serves elegant Indian cuisine in Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and now London. The Mayfair outpost is more than a little atmospheric.
Henrietta Hotel
Found in two converted townhouses in Covent Garden, the Henrietta Hotel is a luxurious hotel and restaurant from the Experimental Group.
The Vincent
With the opening of The Vincent—a tremendously likeable, all-day eatery—Hackney’s army of creative types have a new place to make their unofficial HQ.
Ray’s Bar
Ray’s Bar is a joint venture between the guys from Voodoo Rays – the now iconic pizza emporium upstairs, and the team behind ultra-awesome neighbouring
Kitty Fisher’s
Kitty Fisher’s, found in Shepherd Market in Mayfair, has old world charm and a serious way with a charcoal- and wood-fired grill.
Experimental Cocktail Club
A hidden bar in London’s Chinatown, the Experimental Cocktail Club serves up superlative drinks in luxe, speakeasy style.
St Ermin’s Hotel
Found in historic Westminster, steps from the Abbey, St Ermin’s Hotel has a fantastic location, chic interiors, and around 350,000 honey-making bees.
Palatino
Palatino, brainchild of London restaurateur Stevie Parle, serves Roman cuisine made with British ingredients in its industrial-chic space in Clerkenwell.
High Water
A world class cocktail bar, High Water is a firm fixture on the Dalston drinking scene, serving incredible cocktails, wine, and beer in a low-key space.
Nobu Shoreditch
A standalone hotel from the internationally renowned chain of restaurants, Nobu Shoreditch offers superlative dining and contemporary accommodations.
Rotorino
A Southern Italian restaurant and wine bar from restaurateur Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen, Rotorino serves fine food in sleek surrounds.
Flemings Mayfair
A luxurious hotel in central London, Flemings Mayfair is one of the capital’s oldest established hotels and, fresh from a refurb, one of its more lavish.
Bad Egg
A restaurant-cum-diner in The City, Bad Egg offers a popular boozy weekend brunch and a week-round selection of egg-tastic, hunger-sating dishes.
Kiln
Regional Thai cuisine is the name of the game at Kiln in Soho, a restaurant where dishes are cooked in hand-hammered woks, clay pots and a wood-fired kiln.
Casse-Croûte
Casse-Croûte is a bistro found in South London, serving accomplished French cuisine and wines in a charmingly bijou former sandwich shop.
The Ned
The Ned was once the 20th century HQ of Midland Bank and is now an incredibly sumptuous hotel from Soho House founder, Nick Jones.
El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
Primeur
Housed in a former garage from the 1920s, Primeur is fast becoming a local favourite for its laidback atmosphere and delicious French food.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
ESPA Life at Corinthia is one of the more sought after spa experiences in London, found within the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Original Sin
Original Sin is a chic underground bar serving superlative cocktails and a small food menu in Stoke Newington; it’s a tempting combination indeed.
La Dame de Pic
Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic has opened her luxurious French restaurant La Dame de Pic in the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
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Owned and operated by the acclaimed Portobello Gin brand, The Distillery is an ambitious project that has paid off in spades, in no small part due to its liver-tickling array of gins from every corner of the planet.
The Manor
From the folks behind The Dairy in Clapham, The Manor is another seasonal, sensational restaurant, offering creative food in a casual bistro setting.
Frank’s Cafe
Found on top of a multi-storey carpark in Peckham, Frank's Cafe is a South London institution, offering one of the best views in the capital.
Foxlow Clerkenwell
Foxlow Clerkenwell offers a modern take on comfort food that weaves together good old English pub grub with a hint of Southern flair and steakhouse moxy.
Sparrow
Run by a husband-and-wife team, Sparrow’s kitchen is smart and ambitious, but it remains a neighbourhood restaurant with real heart.
The Cheese Bar
In the wrong hands, The Cheese Bar might have been a single-punchline gimmick. Instead, it's a restaurant of serious, indulgent substance.
The Royal Academy of Arts
Aside from housing some jaw-dropping art - from paintings to sculptures - the Royal Academy of Arts is housed in a rather spectacular building, too.
The Dairy
A fixture on the Clapham culinary scene since it opened in 2013, The Dairy serves seasonal, local fare – some of which comes from their roof garden.
Sakagura
Sitting in the elegant dining room at Sakagura, it’s easy to feel like you’ve found a portal from Mayfair which leads directly to Tokyo.
The Nest
The Nest, with its a killer Martin Audio sound system and intimate atmosphere, sets the bar for Dalston's clubbing scene.
108 Garage
108 Garage is something a little bit special - an amalgam of flavours from everywhere and nowhere this is innovative cooking at its finest
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels
Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels has reproduced its winning formula of high-end wine and beautifully prepared rustic-style French fare in Covent Garden.
Barnyard
Ownder Ollie Dabbous' restaurant Barnyard in Fitzrovia serves British and American comfort food classics in rustic, chic surrounds.
Three Eight Four
Found in the trendy locale of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, Three Eight Four offers a small plates-style and potent cocktails.

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