Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Young and Foodish Spag Wednesday Meatball Pop-Up
Andrew's on Gray's in Road hosts Young and Foodish Spag Wednesday Meatball Pop-Up.
Villandry
The media set can't get enough of Villandry, and it's not hard to see why with a French-inspired menu that caters to serious foodies and simple clean interiors.
Viet Grill
A smartly refurbished option on this renowned stretch, this Vietnamese experience is superior.
Tsuyoshi Murakami Brings his Cuisine to London
This April, Sao Paulo based chef Tsuyoshi Murakami is hosting two dinners at nuno Mendes' Loft Project in London.
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.
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...
Tom’s Deli
Despite owning a culinary empire Tom Conran's most casual outpost - Tom's Deli - retains a casual family-run vibe.
Tokyo Diner
This dining room is simply furnished and offers a dependable array of Japanese dishes.
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.
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
The Penny Black Opens its Doors on Fulham Road
The Penny Black serves traditional comfort food classics in a stylish setting.
The Parlour at Sketch
A byword for style. the Parlour at Sketch attracts the seriously overdressed for flouncy breakfasts and business brunches; nearby Bond Street beckons for a spot of shopping before returning to the office. =display:no"
The Opera Tavern, Covent Garden
The group behind tapas havens Salt Yard and Dehesa introduce their eagerly-awaited third venu, The Opera Tavern, in Covent Garden.
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.
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.
The Folly opens on Gracechurch Street
Charmingly eccentric and situated on Gracechurch Street, The Folly is a restaurant, a deli, a bar and a florist all at once. A welcome addition to the city.
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.
The Corner Room is Nuno Mendes’ Latest Venture
Nuno Mendes opens CornerRoom at Town Hall Hotel's Viajante.
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.
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.
The Balcon
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Tennis Tea at Cannizaro House
Located in the heart of Wimbledon Village, where better to enjoy a Wimbledon Tennis tea than Cannizaro House.
Tapas Brindisa Soho
Toast Spanish tapas and inspiring Iberian classics at Tapas Brindisa Soho. Trust us - it knows what it's doing.
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.
Song Que
For value choice and generous portions you can't go wrong at this authentic Vietnamese.
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.
Shoryu
The Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen at Shoryu is transcendentally good.
Shake Shack
Die-hard devotees of the chain and new converts alike should be pleased with the quality of the burgers at Shake Shack London, set in Covent Garden.
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.
Samarqand – Bringing the Taste of Asia to London
Our review of new London pan-Asian restaurant Samarqand.
Rochelle Canteen
Review: Century Members Club
For the first time in ten years, the Century Members Club are admitting non-members to its normally-exclusive Brasserie.
Rasa
Vegetarians rejoice! For Rasa's sumptuous South Indian delights deliver big on flavour - at little cost.
Ranoush Juice
Ranoush Juice's meaty salad-packed garlic yoghurt-smothered kebabs. Sorry, where were we?
Pizza Pilgrims
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.
Pizza East
Ottolenghi
Oh, Ottolenghi! Offering a mouthwatering fusion of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, this casual café/deli has lunch all wrapped up.
Old World French Charm at Mon Plaisir
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!

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