Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Corrigan’s
A warm, friendly restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, Corrigan's has more heart than most restaurants in the capital; its homely menu is particularly inviting. =",Corrigan's comes from the heart into the London restaurants scene. The smart yet substantial modern European food with a strong British/Irish bent is worthy of Michelin praise
Club Gascon
This elegant French temple to Gascon gastronomy is popular with city workers during lunchtimes and a young vibrant crowd at weekends.
Cinnamon Club
Despite being housed in a converted library you're more likely to find Biriani than books at this chic curry house.
Chez Bruce
As a visitor to London, Wandsworth is not going to feature heavily in your plans, but Chez Bruce is such a fantastic place to eat that it's more than enough reason to head south. yEven
China Tang
Sample Cantonese haute cuisine at this upscale eatery in the heart of Mayfair.
Capote y Toros
Spanish entrepreneur Abel Lusa has thrown open the doors to his fourth venture in London Town, this time in the form of Capote y Toros. The concept? A tapas bar that specialises in sherry.
C London
Celebrity-crammed C London is a prime place to see and be seen.
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
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
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
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.
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 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 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 Halkin
Sister hotel to the Metropolitan, The Halkin has a more intimate approach to life than her rockstar sibling.
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.
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...
San Domenico House
Lined with red velvet swathes of gold fabric and gilt framed portraits of aristocrats San Domenico House is perfect for a superior sojourn in the city.=display:"
No. 5 Maddox St.
No 5 isn't really a hotel more a collection of aesthetically-pleasing apartments ranging from one to three bedrooms in size.
May Fair
Stylish five-star hotel in the heart of Mayfair - glamorous glitzy and perfect for gorgeous folk.
High Road House
Everything runs at a slightly slower pace here which means it's perfect for a more relaxing London break.
La Suite II
Anouska Hempel is the woman behind the aesthetic at La Suite II a four-storey townhouse in the heart of Marylebone.
London Syon Park
Perfect for business travellers, or those looking for a night away from London.

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