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.
Skylight
Skylight is a happening rooftop in London's Tobacco Dock, housed in a former multi-story carpark. Head here to challenge your colleagues to a post-work game of pétanque in the summer, to go ice skating during winter or for creative cocktails with a killer view all year round.
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
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.
Ember Yard
Ember Yard showcases Italian and Spanish flavours and British produce with aplomb in its sleek two-floor space in London's Soho neighbourhood.
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.
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.
Tapas Brindisa Soho
Toast Spanish tapas and inspiring Iberian classics at Tapas Brindisa Soho. Trust us - it knows what it's doing.
Comptoir Gascon
This Clerkenwell deli/bistro hybrid is perfect for meat lovers and Francophiles alike.
Cinnamon Soho
Cinnamon Soho brings contemporary Indian cuisine with a British twist to London's foodie hot spot.
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.
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Inn The Park
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.
Rochelle Canteen
Ottolenghi
Oh, Ottolenghi! Offering a mouthwatering fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, this casual café/deli has lunch all wrapped up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Balcon
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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.
Ranoush Juice
Ranoush Juice's meaty salad-packed garlic yoghurt-smothered kebabs. Sorry, where were we?
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
Pizza East
Balans
Granger & Co
Aussie chef Bill Granger's first European site has already become a brunch favourite amongst the well-heeled West Londoners.
Electric Diner
The Electric Diner is as glamorous as London's snack scene gets; perfectly positioned on Portobello Road, this is the place for beautiful people to come for comfort food with a twist. Saturdays are best.=display:none"

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