Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

May Fair Kitchen
Housed within W1 hotspot, The May Fair Hotel, May Fair Kitchen serves up sublime small plates of Spanish, Italian, Mexican and Peruvian cuisine. All minimalist décor with industrial lighting and informal raised banqueting tables, the vibe is distinctly laid back for its Mayfair environs.
Kitty Fisher’s
Kitty Fisher’s, found in Shepherd Market in Mayfair, has old world charm and a serious way with a charcoal- and wood-fired grill.
GinTonica at The Distillery
Owned and operated by the acclaimed Portobello Gin brand, The Distillery is an ambitious project that has paid off in spades, in no small part due to its liver-tickling array of gins from every corner of the planet.
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.
Barrafina
Spain is the name of the game at Barrafina an upmarket tapas joint in the heart of Soho.
Ametsa
Wonderful Modern Basque cooking and service from the world's most accomplished father/daughter team...
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.
Moro
Andalusian fare is the order of the day at Moro found East at Exmouth Market; its tapas dishes are particularly memorable.
Capote y Toros
Spanish entrepreneur Abel Lusa has thrown open the doors to his fourth venture in London Town, this time in the form of Capote y Toros. The concept? A tapas bar that specialises in sherry.
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
Aqua Nueva’s new Sunday brunch menu
Londoners are finally embracing the brunching trend, and Aqua Nueva has responded with a new Infinity Brunch menu, available every Sunday from 12-3pm.

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