Hg2 : The Hedonist

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London

Lanes of London
This new Mayfair restaurant draws its inspiration from London's most prominent street food haunts.
The 3 Crowns
A good old-fashioned boozer with some serious culinary credentials, The 3 Crowns is just the kind of London pub we can get on board with.
Dock Kitchen
Experimental food lovers salivate for the always-changing menu from up-and-comer chef Stevie Parle at Dock Kitchen.
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...
Drakes Tabanco
Tucked down a dimly lit side street just a few paces from Tottenham Court Road, Drakes Tabanco is just about as close as you’re likely to get to a traditional Jerez tabanco in the middle of London’s sprawling cityscape.
Burger & Lobster
It's all in the name in this fuss-free Mayfair joint. Burger or lobster, take your pick.
Berners Tavern
Berners Tavern's menu of comforting fare shows that it doesn't take itself too seriously - despite its lavish looks.
Trinity
This modern European eatery attains with a menu that beautifully masters complex medleys.
Circus
Cafe Murano
Little sister to Michelin star Murano down the road, Cafe Murano bears all the hallmarks of an Angela Hartnett outfit.
Smokehouse
Sophisticated Smokehouse, in leafy Islington, could teach a masterclass on barbeque and beer.
Nopi
Best of all of Yotam Ottolenghi's establishments is Nopi: his accomplished, utterly delicious formal dining room.
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.
The Delaunay
Fashionable London dining that takes inspiration from the grand cafés of Vienna, Zurich and Budapest...
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.
The Capital
The Capital combines British ingredients and French expertise to create something special.
The Albemarle
The revamped restaurant of Brown's Hotel in Mayfair serves great British classics.
Tamarind
Serving some of London's finest Indian cuisine, Tamarind is a Mayfair institution.
St John Bread & Wine
Share seasonal dishes and treats from their on-site bakery throughout the day.
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.
Shampers
Eighties wine bar with charm and hearty fare. Of course the wine list is its trump card.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Ramsay or no Ramsay in the kitchen you're in good hands at his Chelsea establishment: great food and high price tags along with the height of luxury.
Quo Vadis
Top-quality meats meet excellent service at newly revamped Quo Vadis.
Peyton and Byrne
Fans of Peyton and Byrne's restaurants, usually housed within some kind of cultural institution, will love their decadent dining destination at the Royal Academy of Arts.
No. 11 Pimlico Road
Once upon a time, you would be hard pressed to find eggs after 10am or anything but teacakes in the afternoon between 3 and 6 anywhere in the city. These days, it seems London has finally taken a whiff of the cappucino and embraced continental all da
MASH – Modern American Steak House
Set at the foot of a sweeping spiral staircase in a Soho basement, this enormous restaurant makes quite the first impression..
Kitchen Table
Foodie heaven - an 11-course tasting menu only run as a piece of culinary theatre...
Hix Oyster & Chophouse
Hix, as the name suggests, serves oysters and prime cuts of meat.
Wright Bros. Oyster House
This atmospheric seafood bar boasts a quite unimaginable selection of oysters and praiseworthy mains.
Umu
Sit in silent awe of the unparalleled Japanese delicacies that will astound your palate.
Tramshed
Mark Hix's newest venture, Tramshed, is a hip East London restaurant offering hearty meals exclusive to chicken or steak.
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.
Theo Randall
Theo Randall relies on seasonal ingredients to create Italian masterpieces.
The Square
A contender for the best modern French in London the dishes delight and the wine impresses.
The Rum Kitchen
This Notting Hill beach shack is a favourite for authentic Caribbean food and a Rum Punch or two...
The Pearson Room
Set at the summit of one of Canary Wharf’s towering glass structures, The Pearson Room offers elegant, expertly designed dishes and incredible drinks in the beating heart of London’s finance district.
The Modern Pantry
About as far from traditional as you can get - both in terms of its menu and its interiors - the Modern Pantry is so hip it hurts. Without trying to be, too, which makes it all the better.
Grain Store
Bruno Loubet's vegetable-inspired restaurant in King's Cross grand regeneration...
Green’s
Simon Parker Bowles opened this members'-club-feeling dining place in 1981.

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