Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

The Baptist Bar & Grill
Set within Holborn’s glitzy L’Oscar Hotel, The Baptist Bar & Grill brings a dose of glamour to its Grade II-listed surroundings.
Ella Canta
Ella Canta is London outpost of Mexican super-chef Martha Ortiz, creating modern Mexican marvels with a superb and innovative cocktail list
Chiltern Firehouse
The Chiltern Firehouse, with Michelin-starred chef Nuno Mendes at the helm, serves up seasonal dishes that blend influences from both sides of the Atlantic.
Spring
Spring is Skye Gyngell's seasonal, modern British restaurant in one of the beautiful wings of Somerset House, an elegant interior and accomplished cooking
Fera
Fera is the London outpost of Simon Rogan's growing empire. Specialising in the finest British produce, quite often grown in his Cumbrian stronghold...
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
SUSHISAMBA
The panoramic view from the 38th floor of Heron Tower and the excellent Brazilian-Japanese fusion cuisine makes SUSHISAMBA one of London's must-visits...
Yauatcha
Yauatcha Soho is all about gourmet dim sum. The deliciously designed interior matches the picture-perfect dishes in what is now a Soho institution...
Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Ametsa
Wonderful Modern Basque cooking and service from the world's most accomplished father/daughter team...
Yashin Ocean House
Far from your average Japanese restaurant, Yashin Ocean House in South Kensington combines head-to-tail dining with sushi
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.
Culinary Mischief
Dinner's more fun when it's secret: At least that's the theory behind Culinary Mischief, a supper club series that hosts lavish, six-course feasts.
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
The Corner Room
Another venture from Viajante's Nuno Mendes -- this time, a casual brasserie-style space tucked away in a corner of the Town Hall Hotel.
The Clove Club
Since its opening, the Clove Club has attracted colossal amounts of lives-up-to-the-hype praise, in part due to its striking venue as well as Chef Isaac McHale's visionary tasting menu.
Story
Story tells a thrilling tale through its tasting menus, which present a whimsical parade of dishes that leave diners as giddy and awestruck as children.
Social Eating House
Jason Atherton is taking over London with his the Social Eating House - a mod Brit take on New York dining.
Sketch: Gallery and Glade
After a day's shopping on Bond Street refuel at this vibrant gastro complex. A youthful crowd enjoys an inventive menu for dinner and then dances the night away in the same building.
Scott’s
Resurrected fish restaurant Scott's has once again positioned itself at the top end of London's famously fickle food chain. With the freshest fish in the city, you can't go wrong.
Novikov
Asian and Italian served under one roof.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
Locanda Locatelli
Inspired Italians are few and far between in London - and we're not talking about people - so it's refreshing to stumble across Locanda Locatelli in Marylebone which serves up lipsmackingly good Italian fare in sumptuous surroundings. yEve
Kitchen Table
Foodie heaven - an 11-course tasting menu only run as a piece of culinary theatre...
J Sheekey
Originally opened back in 1896 J Sheekey's still retains a lively old-fashioned atmosphere.
The Wolseley
The Wolseley offers a truly spectacular dining experience with everyone who's anyone having clip-clopped through its doors to enjoy a languid lunch or sumptuous supper.
Green’s
Simon Parker Bowles opened this members'-club-feeling dining place in 1981.
Bentley’s Oyster Bar
Bentley's new-found prominence on the restaurant scene is largely thanks to the stewardship of Richard Corrigan as well as the resurrection of Swallow Street as one of the capital's most stylish eating and drinking destinations. yEventWatch
Aqua Nueva
Set high above the shopping crowds just off Regent Street, Aqua Nueva is one-part Spanish restaurant, one-part Japanese; despite its tourist-trap location, it delivers surprisingly excellent food, inspiring interiors and a cool crowd of cocktail-swil
Spice Market
Jean-Georges' Asian street food has spawned a 1,000 imitators and Spice Market has found a glamorous London home at the uber-hip W Hotel
Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Coya
The latest venture from restaurant tycoon Arjun Waney, Coya works traditional Peruvian dishes into a distinctly modern format.
Hutong
Suspended high up on the 33rd floor of London's iconic Shard, Hutong makes quite the first impression.
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