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The Top Bars for Foodies in London

Whether you're looking for casual, post-work drinks with friends or a rooftop dinner and cocktails, London is a city that won’t disappoint. From Southbank bars to Mayfair pubs, all the way to the roof...

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Hakkasan - Hanway Place

££££·Chinese·
Fitzrovia
6,109 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

This Michelin-starred eatery is at the forefront of Chinese cuisine in the city, but it’s also an excellent place to grab a cocktail. Try one of their original mixes—or a tipple from their award-winni...

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Social Eating House

££££·Contemporary British·
Soho
2,250 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

Social Eating House might be straightforward in name, but it’s full of surprises. You can dine in the main restaurant, or visit the upstairs speakeasy (a little hint: look for an optician’s sign) for ...

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som saa

££££·Thai·
Shoreditch
401 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Brunch

The chefs at Som Saa serve up classic Thai food with a modern twist in an artfully remodeled building that was once a fabric warehouse. You can dine at a table or booth, or enjoy a range of snacks and...

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Bocca Di Lupo

££££·Italian·
Piccadilly
2,346 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List

Nestled in the heart of bustling Soho, this eatery specializes in food and wine from across all twenty of Italy’s regions. The slogan “For when you’re hungry like the wolf” makes it clear that Bocca D...

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Hakkasan Mayfair

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
6,957 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Fit for Foodies

Hakkasan opened this second restaurant in London in 2010, and it soon garnered a Michelin star of its own. The huge new venue recreates the traditional decor of the original, but it incorporates a lar...

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Chinese in West End London

Galvin at Windows

££££·French·
Mayfair
7,574 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance
  • Scenic View

For a drink with a difference, try Galvin at Windows. This London rooftop bar is situated in the heart of Mayfair and offers unrivaled views across the city. As well as tucking into a fusion of Korean...

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French in West End London
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COYA Mayfair

££££·Peruvian·
Mayfair
1,585 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions

For modern Peruvian cuisine there are few places better than COYA, where expert chefs fuse the flavors of lime, coconut and smoke with cooking techniques from Japan and Spain. The result is a vibrant ...

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Bistrotheque

££££·French·
Bethnal Green
2,231 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Special Occasions

This tucked-away eatery in a converted warehouse bills itself as the venue with a soul rather than a sign. In a lively atmosphere complete with piano music and bright, modern decor that hints at the b...

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Hide Ground

££££·British·
Mayfair
490 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Notable Wine List

The menu at Hide Ground is all about heart—offering simple but filling meals, prepared with care and attention. Enjoy pickles, breads and jams, and cured meats. The peaceful and relaxed surroundings w...

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Hide Above

££££·British·
Mayfair
372 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Special Occasions
  • Notable Wine List

If you’re in the mood for something more delicate and refined, opt for Hide Above. Here you’re more likely to find truffles, sea bass and dressed leeks than bread and cheese. Try their superb tasting ...

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Park Chinois

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
638 reviews
  • Romance
  • Live Music
  • Special Occasions

Step back in time with an evening at Park Chinois—a restaurant that combines the Chinese fine dining with the glamour of Shanghai in the 1930s. Dim sum is particularly recommended—try a succulent Wagy...

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Chinese in West End London

Yauatcha Soho

££££·Chinese·
Soho
6,478 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

This all-day teahouse is well-known for its dim sum menu, which is available from its exclusive underground location in the heart of Soho. Yauatcha serves elegant food prepared with painstaking precis...

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Pollen Street Social

££££·British·
Mayfair
3,476 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

This Michelin-starred bistro offers a relaxed approach to fine dining. Expect dishes to be compact but flavorful, and made with British ingredients. For a taste of what the UK has to offer, try the “F...

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

££££·British·
Soho
5,824 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

This all-day eatery offers a respite from the frantic bustle of Broadwick Street. Step inside and you’ll discover a polished onyx bar and a classic-yet-comfortable dining room. As grand as it looks, h...

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Chotto Matte Soho

££££·Peruvian·
Soho
2,416 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

What do you get if you combine the best of Peruvian and Japanese cooking? The answer is Nikkei cuisine, and Chotto Matte offers the best selection you’ll find in London, served within a strikingly dec...

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St. John

££££·British·
Farringdon
2,942 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasions

Situated just around the corner from Smithfield Market, this deliberately unpretentious establishment specializes in nose-to-tail eating—they make use of every part of the animal to create flavorful c...

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Best Overall in City of London
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Dean Street Townhouse

££££·British·
Soho
2,679 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Lunch

You’d be hard pressed to find a more authentically British place to eat than Dean Street Townhouse. The dining room is part of a long-established Soho hotel, and it offers hearty English breakfasts, l...

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Kai

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
1,362 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

For multiple years in a row “The Sunday Times“ has ranked Kai the highest out of all Chinese restaurants, and this means you can expect something special. While remaining respectful to tradition, the ...

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Chinese in London
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Berners Tavern

££££·British·
Oxford Circus
3,771 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton has made this modern, elegant tavern into a gastronomic destination, with a range of contemporary British dishes. For a real treat, book for the weekend when you c...

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Sartoria

££££·Italian·
Oxford Circus
2,015 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails

As you might expect for an eatery on Savile Row, Sartoria is trendy, glamorous and popular. Serving up an all-day menu inspired by head chef Francesco Mazzei’s home region of Calabria, this contempora...

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