Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Barrio North
With its beach shack Hispanic ghetto-style interiors, Miami atmosphere and music, Barrio North is made for balmy summer evenings. Try and nab the caravan seating for the night.
Barts
Sloane rangers flock in their droves to Barts for Champagne by the ice bucket-load, eclectic interiors and a gimmicky entrance policy.
Basement Sate
Basement Sate is sexy but lively, and places equal weight on desserts as it does its pedigreed drinks.
Batty Langley’s
A period boutique hotel found along an historic cobblestone street in Spitalfields, Batty Langley’s is strewn with antiques and lavish amenities.
Beagle | Head Chef James Ferguson Talks Shop
Beard to Tail
Carnivores rejoice in this meat-focused all day dining spot from the masterminds behind Shoreditch's favourite cocktail bar Callooh Callay.
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.
Behind Bounce – London’s Ping Pong Bar
Behind This Wall
Beigel Bake
Shoreditch's sweet-smelling bagel haven is open 24 hours a day.
Beirut Express
This perennially popular Lebanese joint does excellent meze and chargrilled meats.
Benares
This high-end Indian metes out dish after dish of exotic flavour.
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
Benugo Bar & Kitchen @ BFI
Power breakasts brunches lunches dinners coffees and cocktails are taken at Benugo Bar & Kitchen much loved by London's TV and movie industry insiders. Don't forget to pick up your super-secret script from the table before you leave.
Bermondsey Square Hotel
79 contemporary four-star rooms and suites including one with a rooftop hot tub in the gentrified locale of Bermondsey.
Berners Tavern
Berners Tavern's menu of comforting fare shows that it doesn't take itself too seriously - despite its lavish looks.
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.
Best Turkish Kebab
This conscientious kebab stop carves up perfectly spiced meat every time.
Beyond Retro
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Big Ben is TIlting
Images show Big Ben is Tilting as years of work around the base of the clock has weakened its foundations and if left unchecked could lead to a total topple
Bijou Bar, Radisson Edwardian Heathrow Hotel
Jetting off on your holiday? There's always time for a cheeky tipple before the flight, which is why guests are flocking to Radisson Heathrow's Bijou Bar.
Bill’s London Opens / Hg2 MUST-EAT
Bill's London is a part-deli, part-restaurant group that is now bringing fresh, local produce to convenience dining in a faux farmer's market environment...
Bird of Smithfield
Bird of Smithfield is found in a five-storey Georgian townhouse overlooking the historic Smithfield meat market and serving quintessentially British dishes.
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
Bistrotheque
A glistening velvet-lined bar where glasses appear steaming with ice and are presented by ethereal staff perfectly reflects the surreal parallel worlds of East London.
Bliss Spa
Blue Bar
The only non-blue aspect of the Berkeley Hotel's famous bar is the mood. Beloved by a glamorous after-work crowd knocking back the Bolly it's always buzzing with happy-to-be-rich types.
Blue Harbour Spa opens at Wyndham Grand hotel
Yesterday we saw the opening of the Wyndham Grand hotel's new Blue Harbour Spa, and destined to be Chelsea's most luxurious pitstop.
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
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.
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.
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
Bobby Fitzpatrick
Neon-hued bowls of punch, rum-based drinks that come served aflame, and cocktail stirrers shaped like naked women? At Bobby Fitzpatrick, the '70s are back.
Bocca di Lupo
Bocca Di Lupo has become destination Soho dining thanks to its authentic, delicious Italian menu and atmospheric surrounds.
Bodean’s
Bodean's is a meat-eater's paradise perfect for a meal on-the-hoof.
Boisdale of Belgravia
You don't usually associate Scotland with jazz, but that's exactly the ingredients mixed together at Boisdale of Belgravia.
Bond Street
Bond Street has every designer label any shopaholic could ever want to splurge on.
Bone Daddies
Bone Daddies, the Ramen experts have landed in Soho. You'll need to get in line for this quick fire noodle bar where the queues can snake around the corner

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