Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

The Pink Chihuahua at El Camion
While you may feel a bit uncomfortable asking for Dick's Bar on the sex-orientated streets of Soho those who don't ask don't get; inside you'll find some of the best cocktails in the capital and an intimate basement lounge in which to enjoy them.
Dalla Terra
Simple but chic Covent Garden wine bar and shop with a menu of delectable Italian snacks and 180 bottles on the wine list.
Basement Sate
Basement Sate is sexy but lively, and places equal weight on desserts as it does its pedigreed drinks.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
69 Colebrooke Row
Seemingly overnight 69 Colebrooke Row has turned into an under-the-radar hangout to one of the hippest hotspots in Islington.
Casa Negra
Sister restaurant to popular Soho establishment La Bodega Negra, Casa Negra blends its creative Mexican menu with a heavy helping of Shoreditch cool.
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
Is any contemporary hotel brand as synonymous with hipster cool as the Ace Hotel?
Sager + Wilde
The selection at Sager + Wilde is curated and ever-changing, and the owners have a way of snagging small quantities of special bottles.
Culinary Mischief
Dinner's more fun when it's secret: At least that's the theory behind Culinary Mischief, a supper club series that hosts lavish, six-course feasts.
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
Happiness Forgets
With its warmly inviting service and serious drinks, Happiness Forgets is a candidate for London's best cocktail bar.
The Corner Room
Another venture from Viajante's Nuno Mendes -- this time, a casual brasserie-style space tucked away in a corner of the Town Hall Hotel.
The Clove Club
Since its opening, the Clove Club has attracted colossal amounts of lives-up-to-the-hype praise, in part due to its striking venue as well as Chef Isaac McHale's visionary tasting menu.
Story
Story tells a thrilling tale through its tasting menus, which present a whimsical parade of dishes that leave diners as giddy and awestruck as children.
Social Eating House
Jason Atherton is taking over London with his the Social Eating House - a mod Brit take on New York dining.
Sketch: Gallery and Glade
After a day's shopping on Bond Street refuel at this vibrant gastro complex. A youthful crowd enjoys an inventive menu for dinner and then dances the night away in the same building.
Scott’s
Resurrected fish restaurant Scott's has once again positioned itself at the top end of London's famously fickle food chain. With the freshest fish in the city, you can't go wrong.
Quo Vadis
Top-quality meats meet excellent service at newly revamped Quo Vadis.
Novikov
Asian and Italian served under one roof.
MASH – Modern American Steak House
Set at the foot of a sweeping spiral staircase in a Soho basement, this enormous restaurant makes quite the first impression..
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
Little Social
Chef Jason Atherton strikes gold again with his second venture in the city, the warm and deliciously romantic Little Social.
Locanda Locatelli
Inspired Italians are few and far between in London - and we're not talking about people - so it's refreshing to stumble across Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone which serves up lipsmackingly good Italian fare in sumptuous surroundings. yEve
La Bodega Negra
Mexican street food in the heart of London.
Kitchen Table
Foodie heaven - an 11-course tasting menu only run as a piece of culinary theatre...
J Sheekey
Originally opened back in 1896 J Sheekey's still retains a lively old-fashioned atmosphere.
Tramshed
Mark Hix's newest venture, Tramshed, is a hip East London restaurant offering hearty meals exclusive to chicken or steak.
The Wolseley
The Wolseley offers a truly spectacular dining experience with everyone who's anyone having clip-clopped through its doors to enjoy a languid lunch or sumptuous supper.
Green’s
Simon Parker Bowles opened this members'-club-feeling dining place in 1981.
Dabbous
Attention to sourcing, delicate preparation and presentation creates a contemporary and clean dining experience.
Claude’s Kitchen
This first-floor restaurant in Parsons Green offers up a weekly changing menu in laidback, intimate surrounds...
Bubbledogs
Hot dogs and champagne are strictly on the menu in this laid-back hip eatery.
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.
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
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
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.
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

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