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.
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.
40 Dean Street
A cosy Italian bistro, 40 Dean Street is a Soho stalwart serving traditional, well-executed Italian classics.
Butterscotch
At street level, Butterscotch is yet another of London's sumptuous cake emporiums, joining the likes of Bea's of Bloomsbury (whose founder, Bea Vo, it shares) on a trending tide of Instagrammable sugary decadence. Its window display is certainly easy on the eye, and its afternoon tea isn't too bad either...
Mint Gun Club
Founded by bartender wunderkind, Richard Hunt (formerly of Mahiki and Hawksmoor) Mint Gun Club takes inspiration from his ex-pat heritage living in far-flung destinations
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.
The Vincent
With the opening of The Vincent—a tremendously likeable, all-day eatery—Hackney’s army of creative types have a new place to make their unofficial HQ.
Bad Egg
A restaurant-cum-diner in The City, Bad Egg offers a popular boozy weekend brunch and a week-round selection of egg-tastic, hunger-sating dishes.
Casse-Croûte
Casse-Croûte is a bistro found in South London, serving accomplished French cuisine and wines in a charmingly bijou former sandwich shop.
Boqueria Tapas
The latest outpost of Boqueria Tapas, found in bustling Brixton, offers up all the tapas favourites, plus a hard-to-beat atmosphere and modish setting.
Comptoir Gascon
This Clerkenwell deli/bistro hybrid is perfect for meat lovers and Francophiles alike.
Tapas Brindisa Soho
Toast Spanish tapas and inspiring Iberian classics at Tapas Brindisa Soho. Trust us - it knows what it's doing.
Best Turkish Kebab
This conscientious kebab stop carves up perfectly spiced meat every time.
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
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.
19 Numara Bos Cirrik
This Dalston canteen reigns supreme thanks to its top-quality Turkish kebabs...
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Made In Camden
Admittedly, we don't do Camden often. But Made in Camden - a shiny dining section at The Roundhouse - is worth the venture to Chalk Farm Road.
Dehesa
This small tapas bar in Soho is beautifully laid out and offers small portions of tasty morsels just light enough for pre-clubbing sustenance.
Rochelle Canteen
Damson & Co
Combining top quality produce with a laid-back Soho vibe, Damson & Co is something of a monument to all things British.
Ottolenghi
Oh, Ottolenghi! Offering a mouthwatering fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, this casual café/deli has lunch all wrapped up.
Tommi’s Burger Joint
Some of the best burgers in London in a back-to-basics, concentrate-on-the-food outpost of a hip Icelandic restaurant group...
The Diner Shoreditch
The Diner Shoreditch is an all-American hangout in the heart of East London; think dim lighting, red leather booths and a clientele of milkshake- and liquor-slurping locals.
Tom’s Deli
Despite owning a culinary empire Tom Conran's most casual outpost - Tom's Deli - retains a casual family-run vibe.
J&A Cafe
If it was good enough for Alexander McQueen, God rest his soul, then J&A Cafe is certainly good enough for us. And the countless other fashion types that flit through its doors.
Beirut Express
This perennially popular Lebanese joint does excellent meze and chargrilled meats.
Bodean’s
Bodean's is a meat-eater's paradise perfect for a meal on-the-hoof.
Albion
Man-of-the-moment Terence Conran does casual cafe in the fabulous form of Albion the latest Shoreditch venue to get the trendy-wendies hot under the collar.
Field’s Bar & Kitchen
The newest addition to the Benugo portfolio of eateries, Field’s Bar & Kitchen is a welcome oasis of leafy calm in one of London’s busiest areas.
Daylesford Organic
A temple to eco-luxury Daylesford Organic worships at the altar of all that is good in the world of homegrown gastronomy.
Apollo Banana Leaf
Apollo Banana Leaf offers a cheap thrillingly authentic taste of Sri Lanka
The Botanist
A Sloane Square staple, The Botanist has become the after-drinks haunt of choice for local luvvies and the daytime hangout of ladies-what-lunch.
Beigel Bake
Shoreditch's sweet-smelling bagel haven is open 24 hours a day.
Nordic Bakery
The Nordic Bakery is for those who love all things Scandi, this is the flagship store in the heart of Covent Garden. Delicious baked treats!
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
Tapas Brindisa
On the doorstep of Borough Market, this vibrant tapas bar doesn't need a glitzy interior to dazzle its crowd of foodie lovelies.
Pizza East Portobello
Whatever East London can do, West London can do better. Well, sometimes. Enter Pizza East Portobello, the second outpost of the Nick Jones-owned institution that is Pizza East in Shoreditch.
Viet Grill
A smartly refurbished option on this renowned stretch, this Vietnamese experience is superior.
Tokyo Diner
This dining room is simply furnished and offers a dependable array of Japanese dishes.

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