Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Bocca di Lupo
Bocca Di Lupo has become destination Soho dining thanks to its authentic, delicious Italian menu and atmospheric surrounds.
Portland
Portland is a modern British restaurant serving a curated menu of imaginative, seasonal cuisine in its small, elegant space in Fitzrovia.
Oblix
Located in London’s looming Shard, Oblix serves a grill-focused menu of British classics from the 32rd floor of the iconic landmark building.
Company Below
Company Below is a tiny gem of a cocktail bar beneath Soho's Balls & Company restaurant, and its botanical-themed cocktails are accordingly bijou.
Little Smoke
Little Smoke is suffused with warmth, twinkling with candlelight and rippling with smoke that emanates from its open, meat-driven kitchen.
Chuck Burger
Chuck Burger stands out from London's burger crowd thanks to its untraditional patties (and hard shakes).
Liberty Cheesesteak Company
The sandwiches at Liberty Cheesesteak Company are so authentic, they could be served in the depths of South Philly and locals wouldn’t bat an eye.
Mason & Company
The stylish Mason & Company is a delicious example of what the new generation of craft beer bars can achieve.
Hoi Polloi
Scandinavian-looking Hoi Polloi offers tranquillity inside and a seasonal, accomplished menu inside Shoreditch's temple of hipster cool, the Ace Hotel.
Sosharu
Jason Atherton's new Japanese izakaya joint, Sosharu offers everything from open salmon temaki to Tonkatsu crumbed pork and Matcha mill crepes.
Galley
In looks, Galley references Palm Beach kitsch. But its seafood menu shows off some serious cooking.
Low, Slow & Juke
Taking its name from slow-cooked fare and classic American bars, Low, Slow & Juke aims to transport diners to the soulful Southern States.
The Cocktail Trading Co Brick Lane
Bringing a welcome dose of fun to Shoreditch, The Cocktail Trading Co is a place for those who like their cocktails with a side of theatre.
The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square
The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square serves up contemporary fusion cuisine and all-day tapas in a light, airy modern space...
The Gibson
Sip the Gibson cocktail – a lesser-known cousin of the Martini – at this eponymous Old Street Bar, where drinks are ambitious and the ambiance is cosy.
Chai Ki
Roti Chai founder Rohit Chugh is back with Chai Ki, a new street-food inspired culinary venture at Canary Wharf’s Crossrail Place
Skylon
With views over the River Thames, the fine dining restaurant Skylon showcases British produce through its modern European menu.
Joyeux Bordel
"Joyeux Bordel" translates to "jolly mess," but that's the only thing untidy about this swanky, immaculate cocktail bar.
68 and Boston
Can't decide between wine and cocktails for the evening? The stylish, Soho-based 68 and Boston specialises in both and does them with aplomb...
Les Couilles du Chien
At the cheekily named Les Couilles du Chien, the bar at Arbutus Restaurant, diners are in for boundary-pushing cocktails and small plates.
Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Located within the hallowed halls of London’s Savoy Hotel, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar & Grill has reinvented the old River Restaurant in a glitzy new guise.
Beef & Brew
It’s about time restaurants paid attention to craft beer. Beef & Brew, true to its name, serves up the suds alongside its carnivorous fare.
Bandol
Sharply chic in looks but warm and vibrant on the plate, Bandol captures the glorious, sun-drenched cooking of the South of France.
Restaurant Sauterelle
Within the architecturally impressive Royal Exchange, Restaurant Sauterelle gives French and Italian classics a creative flourish.
The Ivy Market Grill
The Ivy's more approachable sister, The Ivy Market Grill serves a largely British menu in a setting that blends the classical with the zeitgeisty.
Qbic London City Hotel
Catering to young, cash-poor but taste-rich travellers, the stylish Qbic London City Hotel makes London's East End accessible – and affordable.
The Bull & Last
The Bull & Last pairs rustic atmosphere with seasonal produce to earn its place among London's crowded gastropub landscape.
Rök Smokehouse and Bar
Flavoursome dishes of smoked British produce are drawing foodies in to Nordic-inspired Rök Smokehouse and Bar in Shoreditch.
Darwin Brasserie
Darwin Brasserie at London’s Sky Garden serves modern British food alongside awe-inspiring views.
Craft London
Based in Greenwich Peninsula, Craft London offers diners incredible local, seasonal British cuisine, with many ingredients grown and crafted on-site.
Spring
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Shangri-La at the Shard
The view from the Shangri-La at the Shard is exquisite and there is no other hotel in London that can offer quite such an unique experience...
The Palomar
The Palomar is one of the new levantine restaurants that are currently riding the wave in London, with great food, stylish decor and central location...
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
The Strand Dining Rooms
Just paces from Nelson’s Column, The Strand Dining Rooms serves season and locavore Modern British cooking, under the watchful eye of Mark Sargeant
SUSHISAMBA
The panoramic view from the 38th floor of Heron Tower and the excellent Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA one of London's must-visits...
Corner Room
Found in East London's impressive Town Hall Hotel, the Corner Room offers diners a creative menu of fine European cooking in the heart of the hip East End
Bo Drake
Occupying the premises of a former club in Soho, Bo Drake serves the slightly unusual fusion of East Asian BBQ and Mexican street food in London.
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.

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