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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester Modern French
Dining Room at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London, The Dorchester
Park Lane
London, W1K 1QA

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester keeps getting better and offers luxury and top cooking. More...

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon French
Dining Room at L 13-15 West St.
London, WC2H 9NE
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The master French chef never loses his touch. More...

Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill Irish
Dining Room at Bentley 11-15 Swallow St.
London, W1B 4DG

Historic Bentley's, with its outdoor terrace, is one of London’s top oyster bars and restaurants. More...

Bistrotheque Contemporary French
Dining Room at Bistrotheque, London, 23-27 Wadeson St.
London, E2 9DR

Bistrotheque leads the East End’s growing dining scene. More...

Bleeding Heart French
Dining Room at Bleeding Heart, London, Bleeding Heart Yard, off Grevill St.
London, EC1N 8SJ

Dickensian setting for this tavern/bistro/smart restaurant. More...

Books for Cooks Café
Quick Bite
4 Blenheim Crescent
London, W11 1NN

Ever-popular and world-famous specialist cookbook shop with small café attached. More...

Brawn Modern French
Dining Room at Brawn, London, 49 Columbia Rd.
London, E2 7RG

Brawn has become a hotspot in trendy Hoxton. More...

Butlers Wharf Chop House Modern British
Butlers Wharf Building
36E Shad Thames
London, SE1 2YE

Solid British cooking at this popular chophouse with river views. More...

Cafe Below International
St. Mary-le-Bow Church
London, EC2V 6AU

Fun restaurant in a church crypt. More...

Club Gascon French
Dining Room at Club Gascon, London, 57 West Smithfield
London, EC1A 9DS

A champion of the rich and exciting cooking of southwest France in a historic setting. More...

Dishoom Indian
12 Upper St. Martin's Lane
London, WC2H 9FB

This Indian eatery in Covent Garden is inspired by old Bombay’s Iranian cafés. More...

Electric Diner Diner
191 Portobello Rd.
London, W11 2ED

Fun Notting Hill Gate spot for all-day dining on American classics. More...

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught French
Dining Room at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, London, The Connaught
Carlos Pl.
London, W1K 2AL

French chef Hélène Darroze dazzles in Mayfair. More...

Le Pont de la Tour French
Dining Room at Le Pont de la Tour, London, Butlers Wharf
36D Shad Thames
London, SE1 2YE

Scenic dining by the river Thames. More...

The Ledbury French
Dining Room at The Ledbury, London, 127 Ledbury Rd.
London, W11 2AQ

A neighborhood favorite with sophisticated cooking and a knowledgeable staff. More...

Les Deux Salons French
Dining Room at Les Deux Salons, London, 40-42 William IV St.
London, WC2N 4DD

French brasserie to rival those in Paris. More...

Moro Spanish
34-36 Exmouth Market
London, EC1R 4QE

The combination of Spanish and North African flavors still cuts the mustard in trendy Exmouth Market. More...

1 Lombard Street European
Dining Room at 1 Lombard Street, London, 1 Lombard St.
London, EC3V 9AA

Well-established, popular City restaurant is a haunt of lawyers and bankers. More...

The Orangery Café
Dining Room at The Orangery, London, Kensington Palace
Kensington Gdns.
London, W8 4PX

Good place for afternoon tea or a light lunch, in the shadow of Kensington Palace. More...

Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar & Brasserie European
Dining Room at Oxo Tower Restaurant Bar & Brasserie, London, Oxo Tower Wharf
Barge House St.
London, SE1 9PH

The views are matched by the prices, but they are spectacular. More...

The River Cafe Italian
Dining Room at The River Cafe, London, Thames Wharf
Rainville Rd.
London, W6 9HA

The River Café stays on top with its rustic Italian cooking. More...

St. John British
26 St. John St.
London, EC1M 4AY

The leader of the British cooking revival maintains its position. More...

Simpson's-In-The-Strand Grand Divan Traditional British
100 Strand
London, WC2R 0EW

This venerable old lady is still as spry as ever. More...

Sotheby's Cafe Modern European
No Rating
34-35 New Bond St.
London, W1A 2AA

Park your Old Master while you eat in the rarified atmosphere of Sotheby’s café. More...

Tayyabs Indian
Quick Bite
83-89 Fieldgate St.
London, E1 1JU

Economically priced Indian fare; look for daily specials. More...

Terroirs Wine Bar & Restaurant Contemporary European
Dining Room at Terroirs Wine Bar & Restaurant, London, 5 William IV St.
London, WC2N 4DW

Wine bar joyously encourages good drinking. More...

Wild Honey Contemporary European
12 St. George St.
London, W1S 2FB

A well-regarded destination restaurant with plenty of pizzazz. More...

The Wolseley Modern European
160 Piccadilly
London, W1J 9EB

The Wolseley remains at the top of Londoner’s list of favorite European-style, all-day brasseries. More...


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