Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Galvin HOP
Galvin HOP is a trendy East London bistro and bar. Though it wouldn't be out of place if located in Paris.
Savage Garden
Its dazzling views of The Shard and Tower of London add up to prime cocktail bar real estate, so really Savage Garden’s overriding theme of sybaritic debauchery is surplus to requirement. It is rather fun, though...
Kinilaw & Buko
A edgy bolthole in Hoxton serving Filipino ceviche, hot n' meaty small plates, creative cocktails and bold coconut ice cream combos.
Heads + Tails
West Hampstead's Heads + Tails is a refreshing detour from the well-trodden cocktail crawls of central London.
Skylight
Skylight is a happening rooftop in London's Tobacco Dock, housed in a former multi-story carpark. Head here to challenge your colleagues to a post-work game of pétanque in the summer, to go ice skating during winter or for creative cocktails with a killer view all year round.
Carte Blanche
A trendy, high-brow-low-brow restaurant in Hackney, serving American comfort food classics mixed with fine French flavours.
Beso
Beso delivers a creative breed of North African and Mediterranean tapas in the heart of the Seven Dials. Come for the robust wine list, the exquisite sharing plates and the buzzing ambience.
Bottles
BOTTLES is a wine bar on the perimeter of Old Spitalfields Market that blends Italian charm with London edge. The drinking den's aim is to introduce wines from independent producers and lesser-known grapes in need of some attention.
Viet Lounge
The pungent smack of fish sauce gives Viet Food its authentic edge, and ascending past the busy bustle of ex-Hakkasan chef Jeff Tan’s narrow two-storey restaurant winks back to any steaming phở joint in Ho Chi Minh City. But we’re here for the illustrious Viet Lounge cocktail bar stacked modestly on the third floor...
Oslo
Occupying a disused railway station next to Hackney Central, Oslo is a little slice of Nordic heaven in London’s East End.
The Marylebone Hotel
The Marylebone Hotel offers guests stylish accommodations and complimentary access to its sleek fitness and wellness area, as well as several drinking and dining options.
The Bloomsbury Hotel
A sleek boutique hotel in the storied area of Bloomsbury in London, The Bloomsbury Hotel has popular bars, restaurants, and a whole host of stylish rooms.
The Kensington Hotel
A luxurious hotel found in South Kensington, just minutes from some of the capital’s best cultural institutions, The Kensington Hotel offers a decadent stay.
May Fair Kitchen
Housed within W1 hotspot, The May Fair Hotel, May Fair Kitchen serves up sublime small plates of Spanish, Italian, Mexican and Peruvian cuisine. All minimalist décor with industrial lighting and informal raised banqueting tables, the vibe is distinctly laid back for its Mayfair environs.
Essence Cuisine
It’s to the credit of Essence Cuisine - a hip restaurant with high-end looks but fast-casual accessibility - that their vegan dishes are so delicious.
Som Saa
A chic Thai restaurant in Spitalfields, Som Saa serves up a seasonal, spicy selection of dishes that keep punters coming back for more.
Ferdi
Found in Mayfair, Ferdi is a Parisian-inspired restaurant serving elegant comfort food and a rightly-famous cheeseburger in a cosy yet chic space.
Dozo
There’s basically an ever-present queue of eager diners at Dozo in Soho, waiting to enjoy some superlative Japanese cuisine.
Luca
A modern British-Italian restaurant from the team behind The Clover Club, Luca offers stellar cuisine in its chic Clerkenwell location.
Pitt Cue Co.
Starting as a food truck on the South Bank, Pitt Cue Co. now has its own brick-and-mortar space in The City, serving expertly grilled meats and BBQ dishes.
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.
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.
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.
Rotorino
A Southern Italian restaurant and wine bar from restaurateur Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen, Rotorino serves fine food in sleek surrounds.
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.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
GinTonica at The Distillery
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.
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.
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
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.
City Social
Michelin-starred City Social, found on the 24th floor of Tower 42 in The City, is a sleek restaurant from chef extraordinaire Jason Atherton.

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