Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

La Dame de Pic
Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic has opened her luxurious French restaurant La Dame de Pic in the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
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.
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.
Quaglino’s
Trendy new eateries may come and go, but a classic never dies. And such is the case at Quaglino's, a culinary institution in the heart of London's plush Mayfair.
Pied a Terre
Allow your palete to be stimulated by Pied à Terre's thoughtful flavour combinations.
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.
Mon Plaisir
As something of an institution in Theatreland, Mon Plaisir offers fantastic French fare in cosy French surroundings.
Maze
Located a stone's throw away from Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's, Maze upholds the celebrity chef's reputation with glamorous interiors faultless cuisine and a generous wine list.
Marco Grill
More footballers' chives than wives. Marco Grill may look like the glitzy hive of Chelsea FC but the highly sophisticated cooking shows a more serious side to the establishment.
Lutyens
Another Terence Conran treasure Lutyens is an homage to the classic French bistro and offers up escargot and more on famous Fleet Street.
L’Etranger
Popular with the Kensington crowd this French-inspired restaurant is ideal for those looking for a dinner and a dance; head downstairs after dinner for a creative cocktail and trendy music.
L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon
Despite its central location in Covent Garden L'Atelier has an otherworldly feel about it connected as it is to other masterly Robuchon restaurants around the world.
The Square
A contender for the best modern French in London the dishes delight and the wine impresses.
Galvin Bistrot de Luxe
A former wasteland of anonymous gastro restaurants Baker Street has been put back on the culinary map by this 'bistro de luxe'.
Galvin at Windows
Mayfair's Galvin at Windows is located on the 28th floor of the Park Lane Hilton.
Club Gascon
This elegant French temple to Gascon gastronomy is popular with city workers during lunchtimes and a young vibrant crowd at weekends.
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
Cafe Boheme
Red and gold Boheme is a ritzy haunt that cooks up sumptuous French treats.
Bistrot Bruno Loubet
Those watching their waistlines best avoid the fabulous French fare on offer here but everyone else will be more than pleased with calorie-heavy cuisine by masterchef Loubet. yEventWa
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...
La Trompette
This impeccable modern French restaurant draws demanding palates from across London.
Le Gavroche
The Roux family's historic Mayfair institution is guaranteed to impress.

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