Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

108 Garage
108 Garage is something a little bit special - an amalgam of flavours from everywhere and nowhere this is innovative cooking at its finest
40 Dean Street
A cosy Italian bistro, 40 Dean Street is a Soho stalwart serving traditional, well-executed Italian classics.
8 Hoxton Square
Unfussy, cosy, and warm without being raucous: 8 Hoxton Square has hospitality nailed. Not to mention cooking.
Almeida
An immaculate Modern British restaurant in Islington, the Almeida is headed up by Michelin-starred chef Tommy Boland focusing on local and seasonal produce
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
Arabica
Even if you can’t tell your rosewater from your ras-el-hanout, you won't fail to notice the stunning breadth of flavours at play at Arabica.
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.
Baity Kitchen, Chelsea
Baity Kitchen's New York chic vibe has given the healthy Chelsea somewhere on trend to lunch and then to entertain again in the evening...
Bandol
Sharply chic in looks but warm and vibrant on the plate, Bandol captures the glorious, sun-drenched cooking of the South of France.
Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Beard to Tail
Carnivores rejoice in this meat-focused all day dining spot from the masterminds behind Shoreditch's favourite cocktail bar Callooh Callay.
Beef & Brew
It’s about time restaurants paid attention to craft beer. Beef & Brew, true to its name, serves up the suds alongside its carnivorous fare.
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.
Bo Drake
Occupying the premises of a former club in Soho, Bo Drake serves the slightly unusual fusion of East Asian BBQ and Mexican street food in London.
Bo Làng
An intimate little bǫte in the backstreets of South Ken, Bo LÌÊng does perfectly presented, delicate dim sum.
Bonnie Gull
This former Hackney pop-up has now put down roots in central London, bringing top quality seafood to the heart of the city...
Bottles
BOTTLES is a wine bar on the perimeter of Old Spitalfields Market that blends Italian charm with London edge. The drinking den's aim is to introduce wines from independent producers and lesser-known grapes in need of some attention.
Bubbledogs
Hot dogs and champagne are strictly on the menu in this laid-back hip eatery.
Buns & Buns
Buns & Buns, as its name suggests, specialises in bread-based dishes that range from pizza to Asian-style buns. Its globetrotting menu covers a range of cuisines, and you'd do well to come hungry.
Cabana
Heaven on a skewer... If this is what all Brazilian food is like, bring on Rio 2016.
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
Cafe Murano
Little sister to Michelin star Murano down the road, Cafe Murano bears all the hallmarks of an Angela Hartnett outfit.
Caravan
If you want to know what's current in the capital's culinary scene come here; it's got everything that's hip in the restaurant world right now from an all-day food menu to coffee roasted on-site. d
Carte Blanche
A trendy, high-brow-low-brow restaurant in Hackney, serving American comfort food classics mixed with fine French flavours.
Casa Negra
Sister restaurant to popular Soho establishment La Bodega Negra, Casa Negra blends its creative Mexican menu with a heavy helping of Shoreditch cool.
Cay Tre
This vibrant area of the city is a fabulous location for an equally vibrant restaurant. A youthfully hip crowd tend to flock at weekends for the fabulous food and nearby party spots.y
Ceviche Soho
Ceviche Soho was the original Peruvian ceviche restaurant in London and is still, some would say, the best. A second Old St outpost has now opened.
Chez Bruce
As a visitor to London, Wandsworth is not going to feature heavily in your plans, but Chez Bruce is such a fantastic place to eat that it's more than enough reason to head south. yEven
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.
Chimichurris
Like a Buenos Aires parilla, Chimichurris is simply appointed with casual benches and a relaxed neighbourhood vibe. The menu echoes that authenticity too. There’s filled-to-bursting empanadas – Argentinian pasties – with neatly crimped pastry housing unctuous chicken and vegetables.
Claude’s Kitchen
This first-floor restaurant in Parsons Green offers up a weekly changing menu in laidback, intimate surrounds...
Club Mexicana
Club Mexicana knows a thing or two about turning out exceptional Mexican food — which is even more impressive, given that the whole menu's vegan.
Darwin Brasserie
Darwin Brasserie at London’s Sky Garden serves modern British food alongside awe-inspiring views.
Dock Kitchen
Experimental food lovers salivate for the always-changing menu from up-and-comer chef Stevie Parle at Dock Kitchen.
Ducksoup
Allied to the locavore trend, Ducksoup's seasonal menu and biodynamic wine list suggests a firm grasp of the Zeitgeist.
E&O
E&O's acclaimed reputation is consistent with this smart area in Notting Hill where its fabulous food attracts equally fabulous people. di
El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
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.
Fischer’s
Fischer’s, found in Marylebone, is an homage to early twentieth-century Vienna’s café society with a mittel-European food and drinks menu.
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