Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

40 Dean Street
A cosy Italian bistro, 40 Dean Street is a Soho stalwart serving traditional, well-executed Italian classics.
The National Cafe
The Dining Rooms in the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery next door provide surprisingly stylish spaces for slap-up lunches and afternoon tea.
Maison Bertaux
Maison Bertaux is a hippy Soho hangout full of character and characters, not least the eccentric staff as well as strong coffees and teas.
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The Garden Cafe
With views out over Regent's Park and a high-end Brit classic menu, you'd never guess that The Garden Café is set in the former site of a Little Chef restaurant.
Chinese Restaurant 1997
Simple Cantonese staples populate the menu at this kitsch Soho canteen.
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.
Serpentine Bar & Garden
Forget what you think you know about public-space eating; the Serpentine Bar & Garden offers British revival food at its very best, and all against the backdrop of the shimmering Serpentine.
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.
Claridge’s Foyer
Claridge's is perfect for those seeking a posh pitstop; indulge in bar snacks galore - the tempura prawns on skewers are highly recommended - while washing it all down with tea or Champagne. We know what we prefer. =",Since the end of the 19th century
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Champagne + Fromage
Hidden away among the bright lights of London's West End, this cosy French bistro is the ideal place to refuel pre or post performance...
Blueprint Café
The Design Museum's restaurant has an astounding view and a daily-changing menu.
The Balcon
Set in the Sofitel St James Hotel, The Balcon serves up traditional British afternoon tea with a sophisticated Parisian twist.!-- /* Font Definitions */ @font-face {font-family:Times; panose-1:2 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0; mso-font-charset:0; mso-
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.
L’Absinthe
L'Absinthe is a charmingly traditional French bistro in the heart of trendy Primrose Hill.
Jen Cafe
Bubble tea and steaming bowls of noodle soup are served at this cheery Chinatown cafe.
Faulkner’s
This chippie's large selection of fish is bought daily from nearby Billingsgate market.
Rasa
Vegetarians rejoice! For Rasa's sumptuous South Indian delights deliver big on flavour - at little cost.
Maroush I
Luscious late-night Lebanese is served with a smile at the flagship Maroush.
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
Cafe Godiva
Tucked away within Harrods, Cafe Godiva is perfectly positioned for chocoholics looking to take a break from shopping. Exquisite chocolates, signature drinks and melting fondues await...

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