Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
London is now on the cusp of an African food revolution—and Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, with its luminous cooking and vivid spices, is a must-stop on any culinary tour.
Zia Lucia
A harried and frenetic restaurant that could just as easily exist in Naples or Rome, Zia Lucia is known for its authentic but creative pizzas.
Ye Olde Mitre
Ye Olde Mitre has been a religious and regal site as well as a pub for hundreds of years. Today it still retains an atmosphere of sanctuary for busy Londoners.
Wright Bros. Oyster House
This atmospheric seafood bar boasts a quite unimaginable selection of oysters and praiseworthy mains.
Worship St Whistling Shop
Hidden halfway down a Shoreditch side street, the Worship Street Whistling Shop is without doubt one of the finest drinking dens London has seen in years.
Wolf & Badger
Progressive and unique, Wolf & Badger supports up-an-coming young British designers, proud of their national heritage but with an eye on the future, too.
Westfield London
Vinoteca
A wine bar with a difference Vinoteca offers class instead of crass and plenty of beautiful bottles for you to get your discerning chops around.
Village East
Stealing a little bit of the warehouse scene first made popular in New York Village East is so hip it hurts with trendy industrial interiors matched by an even trendier media clientele.
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...
Viet Grill
A smartly refurbished option on this renowned stretch, this Vietnamese experience is superior.
Vaishaly Clinic
Vaishaly's signature facial and skincare are the essential treatments for London's fussiest beauty-conscious.
Twickenham Stadium
Truc Vert
As a rustic French café in the heart of Mayfair, Truc Vert is always brimming with party-hard ra-types soaking up their hangovers with plentiful brunches.
Trishna
Set just off stylish Marylebone Road, Trishna offers up Michelin-starred, South Indian cuisine as you've never seen it before...
Trinity
This modern European eatery attains with a menu that beautifully masters complex medleys.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
Tramshed
Mark Hix's newest venture, Tramshed, is a hip East London restaurant offering hearty meals exclusive to chicken or steak.
Tower of London
Crooks aplenty were banged up here in days gone by, including a couple of Henry VIII's wives and even the Kray brothers. Most didn't come out alive.
Tokyo Diner
This dining room is simply furnished and offers a dependable array of Japanese dishes.
Three Eight Four
Found in the trendy locale of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, Three Eight Four offers a small plates-style and potent cocktails.
Theo Randall
Theo Randall relies on seasonal ingredients to create Italian masterpieces.
The White Horse
As something of a local institution the White Horse - or 'Sloaney Pony' as it is dubbed by insiders - is at the heart of many a Sloane Ranger's night out.
The Troubadour Cafe
With arguably the best burger in town on its menu, it's hardly surprising that the Troubadour Café is wildly popular with Kensington's cool kids. Live music and the occasional appearance of Keira Knightley add to its cachet. yEventWat
The Three Johns
The Three Johns looks Lower East Side, but its beer list is one of London's best -- come for the style, stay for the brews.
The Sun & 13 Cantons
On any given night, you’ll find hordes of media bods 5-deep at the bar of Soho stalwart, The Sun & 13 Cantons. Such is its auspicious locale.
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
The Square
A contender for the best modern French in London the dishes delight and the wine impresses.
The Spa at Dolphin Square
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 Shrub & Shutter
Found in trendy Brixton, this cocktail bar and restaurant serves bespoke drinks and a menu of modern British cuisine in sleek surrounds.
The Shed
Serving up a selection of delicious dishes fresh from the family farm, this rustic Notting Hill restaurant is all about Great British produce...
The School Of Life
Held are various venues across London, The School of Life enables you to engage with a wide range of subject matters.
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 Roundhouse
The newly reburbished Roundhouse plays host to rock, pop, theatre, dance, circus. And not just any old commercial guff, but the truly ground-breaking.
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 River Cafe
The best Italian produce money can buy meets a perfect setting, educated service and lovely Italian wines.
The Rake
Beautiful beer is the name of the game at The Rake something of an institution within Borough Market. Drink 'til you can drink no more.
The Providores & Tapa Room
Located on Marylebone High Street this Australasian establishment is a refreshingly casual alternative to some of the more stuffy restaurants in the more pretentious parts of Mayfair.
The Prospect of Whitby
If The Prospect of Whitby were any nearer to the river it would be floating. With an unrivalled location and a history that spans nearly 500 years, it's an inspiring institution indeed.

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