Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Bubbledogs
Hot dogs and champagne are strictly on the menu in this laid-back hip eatery.
Boisdale of Belgravia
You don't usually associate Scotland with jazz, but that's exactly the ingredients mixed together at Boisdale of Belgravia.
Bob Bob Ricard
Eclectic interiors kitsch waiting staff and occasional Russian dishes interspersed on the American-style menu make Bob Bob Ricard an interesting dining experience indeed. yEventWatcher
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
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
Beard to Tail
Carnivores rejoice in this meat-focused all day dining spot from the masterminds behind Shoreditch's favourite cocktail bar Callooh Callay.
Barbican Lounge
As one of London's most-loved arts and performance spaces, it's hardly surprising that the Barbican Centre has opened up a dining hotspot. After all, culture vultures need something to fill their boots between acts. =
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
Angelus
A former pub Angelus is now a swish brasserie serving accomplished French cuisine
Andrew Edmunds
This romantic Soho eating-house serves impeccably-executed old school favourites by candlelight
The River Cafe
The best Italian produce money can buy meets a perfect setting, educated service and lovely Italian wines.
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.
Momo
You don't need to head East to stock up on meticulously crafted Asian goodies, as this treasure trove of delights on Calle Arc de St. Ramon proves.
Hutong
Suspended high up on the 33rd floor of London's iconic Shard, Hutong makes quite the first impression.
RSJ
A discreet destination with tasty French/Mediterranean cuisine, make sure to check out the stellar Loire Valley wine list.
Roka
This atmospheric seafood bar boasts a quite unimaginable selection of oysters and praiseworthy mains.
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.
L’Anima
Modern Italian L'Anima is a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station.
Indian Zing
Indian gets an update at Manoj Vasaikar's highly-rated Hammersmith restaurant.
Oslo Court
Step back in time and relish a luxuriant mouthful of retro grub at Oslo Court.
London Capital Club
Breakfast is a serious business at this swanky private club.
Le Gavroche
The Roux family's historic Mayfair institution is guaranteed to impress.
Death by Burrito
If you're after some seriously lethal burritos and even more murderous cocktails, then Death by Burrito is the ultimate Shoreditch pit-stop.
Polpo
Sweetings
St John
Pizza East
Hereford Road
HIX Soho
Floridita
Boundary Restaurant
Barbecoa
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