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London

34
Classic Mayfair elegance, 34 is one of London's best grills and patronised by some of the city's elite...
40 Dean Street
A cosy Italian bistro, 40 Dean Street is a Soho stalwart serving traditional, well-executed Italian classics.
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
Tucked away inside The Dorchester hotel, the eponymous Alain Ducasse restaurant's French menu is rich, indulgent and wonderfully moreish...
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
Bar Boulud
Shockingly affordable, Daniel Boulud's French fancy is one of the best spots to dine solo in the city.
Benares
This high-end Indian metes out dish after dish of exotic flavour.
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
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
Cecconi’s
Originally Italian. Born in London. Now in Hollywood.
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
China Tang
Sample Cantonese haute cuisine at this upscale eatery in the heart of Mayfair.
Corrigan’s
A warm, friendly restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, Corrigan's has more heart than most restaurants in the capital; its homely menu is particularly inviting. =",Corrigan's comes from the heart into the London restaurants scene. The smart yet substantial modern European food with a strong British/Irish bent is worthy of Michelin praise
Defune
Authentic Japanese eats are to be had at this no-nonsense Marylebone rendezvous.
Dishoom
Dishoom takes traditional Indian cuisine and gives it a fresh, innovative twist for a new generation of city-dwellers - in fittingly old-generation surroundings.
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...
Galvin at Windows
Mayfair's Galvin at Windows is located on the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton.
Green’s
Simon Parker Bowles opened this members'-club-feeling dining place in 1981.
Gymkhana
The newest venture by Karam Sethi, Gymkhana recreates Colonial India with an ode to the gentlemen’s clubs of the British Raj.
Hix Oyster & Chophouse
Hix, as the name suggests, serves oysters and prime cuts of meat.
Holborn Dining Room
Set within the grand fa̤ade of The Rosewood Hotel, Holborn Dining Room combines casual deli-style dining with British brasserie classics.
Indian Zing
Indian gets an update at Manoj Vasaikar's highly-rated Hammersmith restaurant.
L’Anima
Modern Italian L'Anima is a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station.
La Trompette
This impeccable modern French restaurant draws demanding palates from across London.
Launceston Place
Fine dining is still live and kicking at this impressive modern British Kensington establishment.
Le Gavroche
The Roux family's historic Mayfair institution is guaranteed to impress.
Little Social
Chef Jason Atherton strikes gold again with his second venture in the city, the warm and deliciously romantic Little Social.
London Capital Club
Breakfast is a serious business at this swanky private club.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
Marcus
Following an expensive refurb, Marcus Wareing has reopened his modern European restaurant at the Berkeley.
Mari Vanna
The charm of a Russian grandmother's house and the seduction of deliciously decadent food and vodka are the perfect combination for an experience both enchanting and indulgent.
Min Jiang
One of the best Chinese restaurants in London, Min Jiang's beautifully-presented food is as delicious as it looks...
Mon Plaisir
As something of an institution in Theatreland, Mon Plaisir offers fantastic French fare in cosy French surroundings.
Nobu
Ognisko
At Ognisko restaurant in Knightsbridge, the decor, like the cuisine, is elegant and artful, with delicious Baltic dishes and a curated drinks list.
Orrery
Orrery proves that good old-fashioned food and spot-on service will never go out of style - even in a culinary landscape as fickle as London's.
Oslo Court
Step back in time and relish a luxuriant mouthful of retro grub at Oslo Court.
Quattro Passi
Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Mellino brings an authentic slice of the Amalfi Coast to London with Quattro Passi, his version of Mayfair fine dining.
Quo Vadis
Top-quality meats meet excellent service at newly revamped Quo Vadis.
Reform Social and Grill
A take on the English gentleman's club not only for the boys.
Restaurant Sauterelle
Within the architecturally impressive Royal Exchange, Restaurant Sauterelle gives French and Italian classics a creative flourish.

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