Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Zuma
Zuma was the first restaurant to try and take on Nobu as the most talked about Japanese restaurant in London. Since then it has become a global brand.
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
London is now on the cusp of an African food revolution—and Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, with its luminous cooking and vivid spices, is a must-stop on any culinary tour.
Zia Lucia
A harried and frenetic restaurant that could just as easily exist in Naples or Rome, Zia Lucia is known for its authentic but creative pizzas.
Zala Grill
A highlight of the reborn Camden Market, Zala Grill draws indoor and outdoor diners with its "Levantine pizzas" and other creative Israeli fare.
Yauatcha
Yauatcha Soho is all about gourmet dim sum. The deliciously designed interior matches the picture-perfect dishes in what is now a Soho institution...
Yashin Ocean House
Far from your average Japanese restaurant, Yashin Ocean House in South Kensington combines head-to-tail dining with sushi
Yashin
Anyone who has spent enough time in the Kensington and Chelsea area knows, despite all of its other abundances, that what it has been missing all along is a decent sushi restaurant. Not anymore.
Wright Brothers open another corker in Soho
Wright Brothers Soho opens on Kingly Street, with a fresh and sustainable menu and the appointment of David Gingell as Executive Head Chef.
Wright Bros. Oyster House
This atmospheric seafood bar boasts a quite unimaginable selection of oysters and praiseworthy mains.
Wild Honey
Wild Honey is dedicated to fresh produce completely dictated by seasonality and at surprisingly low prices.
Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
Gallery restaurants often leave a lot to be desired but not so when it comes to the Whitechapel Gallery's on-site eatery. In fact its restaurant is something of a destination in itself with a cool crowd chowing down on beautiful British fare. d
We Talk to Plateau’s Head Chef Allan Pickett
Chef Allan Pickett answers our questions on his cooking, the restaurant scene in london, and his favourite places in the capital.
Waterloo Bar & Grill is Commuter Dining at its Best
The recently renamed Waterloo Bar & Grill offers quality food and drink in prime location for commuters.
Verru to open this month on Marylebone Lane
London's new Baltic restaurant, Verru, is due to open this month with chef Andrei Lesment at the helm.
Umu
Sit in silent awe of the unparalleled Japanese delicacies that will astound your palate.
Typing Room
Located in Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel, Typing Room serves intricate, beautifully presented Modern British dishes.
Trishna to Host Monthly Pairing Evening
Top London Indian restaurant Trishna set to host Not Your average Curry night - Thinking Outside the Bottle matching wine and beer to Indian cuisine.
Trishna
Set just off stylish Marylebone Road, Trishna offers up Michelin-starred, South Indian cuisine as you've never seen it before...
Trinity
This modern European eatery attains with a menu that beautifully masters complex medleys.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
Tramshed
Mark Hix's newest venture, Tramshed, is a hip East London restaurant offering hearty meals exclusive to chicken or steak.
Tom’s Kitchen
After a couple of attempts at more casual fare Tom Aikens is back to doing what he does best; fine-dining in the fabulous form of Tom's Kitchen.
Three Eight Four
Found in the trendy locale of Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, Three Eight Four offers a small plates-style and potent cocktails.
Theo Randall
Theo Randall relies on seasonal ingredients to create Italian masterpieces.
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.
The Summerhouse pop-up restaurant is back
April sees the relaunch of the popular Summerhouse pop-up restaurant on the Little Venice Canal. Open until the end of October.
The Strand Dining Rooms
Just paces from Nelson’s Column, The Strand Dining Rooms serves season and locavore Modern British cooking, under the watchful eye of Mark Sargeant
The Square
A contender for the best modern French in London the dishes delight and the wine impresses.
The Shrub & Shutter
Found in trendy Brixton, this cocktail bar and restaurant serves bespoke drinks and a menu of modern British cuisine in sleek surrounds.
The Shed
Serving up a selection of delicious dishes fresh from the family farm, this rustic Notting Hill restaurant is all about Great British produce...
The Rum Kitchen
This Notting Hill beach shack is a favourite for authentic Caribbean food and a Rum Punch or two...
The River Cafe
The best Italian produce money can buy meets a perfect setting, educated service and lovely Italian wines.
The Providores & Tapa Room
Located on Marylebone High Street this Australasian establishment is a refreshingly casual alternative to some of the more stuffy restaurants in the more pretentious parts of Mayfair.
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 Palomar
The Palomar is one of the new levantine restaurants that are currently riding the wave in London, with great food, stylish decor and central location...
The Opera Tavern
Formerly a traditional English pub, The Opera Tavern is now an elegant two-storey tapas restaurant and bar, specialising in Spanish-Italian cooking.
The Northall
As the in-house restaurant at The Corinthia, The Northall caters to a classy clientele of hotel guests, business dinners and bright young yuppies.
The National Cafe
The Dining Rooms in the National Gallery and the Portrait Gallery next door provide surprisingly stylish spaces for slap-up lunches and afternoon tea.
The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square
The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square serves up contemporary fusion cuisine and all-day tapas in a light, airy modern space...
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.

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