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.
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
The Book Club
The Book Club in Shoreditch - a cafe, bar, and events space - is the millennial iteration of traditional European café culture - but with ping pong.
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.
Cinnamon Soho
Cinnamon Soho brings contemporary Indian cuisine with a British twist to London's foodie hot spot.
Atari-Ya
Atari Ya's delicious sushi is a steal making it an ideal takeaway.
Gallery Mess Cafe/Bar
Charles Saatchi and Nigella Lawson are powerful influences by themselves so marry together their talents and the results are rather spectacular.
Inn The Park
E Pellicci
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.
Chinese Restaurant 1997
Simple Cantonese staples populate the menu at this kitsch Soho canteen.
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.
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.
Apollo Banana Leaf
Apollo Banana Leaf offers a cheap thrillingly authentic taste of Sri Lanka
Daylesford Organic
A temple to eco-luxury Daylesford Organic worships at the altar of all that is good in the world of homegrown gastronomy.
Beigel Bake
Shoreditch's sweet-smelling bagel haven is open 24 hours a day.
Bibendum Oyster Bar
Bibendum Oyster Bar serves sophisticated snacks and attracts a similarly sophisticated clientele. Wash it all down with a glass of champers.
Song Que
For value choice and generous portions you can't go wrong at this authentic Vietnamese.
L’Absinthe
L'Absinthe is a charmingly traditional French bistro in the heart of trendy Primrose Hill.
Kensington Square Kitchen
Yummy mummies flock to gorgeously-decorated Kensington Square Kitchen for gossip and brunch.
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.
Maroush I
Luscious late-night Lebanese is served with a smile at the flagship Maroush.
Lucky 7
Trendy Lucky 7 is an American diner transported to the heart of Notting Hill
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

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