Where Chefs Eat in London

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Phaidon
Restaurants:The Drapers Arms, Benares, Andrew Edmunds
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:Gastro Pub, Indian, Modern European
Neighborhoods:Angel, Mayfair, Soho
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The Drapers Arms

££££·Gastro Pub·
Angel
1,115 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

“Always seasonal, their Sunday roasts are banging, and the landlord Nick is a great host.” – Hus Vedat

Notable Wine List in North London

Benares

££££·Indian·
Mayfair
5,691 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

“An explosion of flavors, textures, and colors at this smart Mayfair restaurant.” – Martin Morales

Indian in West End London
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Andrew Edmunds

££££·Modern European·
Soho
561 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romance
  • Special Occasions

“Andrew Edmunds is a Soho institution that's been around since the 1980s. It's a small, rambling little townhouse with a hand written menu, serving excellent classics that aren't over-priced.” – Bruno...

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Notable Wine List in West End London
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The Little Viet Kitchen

££££·Vietnamese·
Angel
531 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions

“Authetic Vietnamese flavors that pack a real punch, cooked and served by friendly chef-owner Thuy Diem Pham.” – Gary Foulkes

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Cecconi's

££££·Italian·
Mayfair
1,737 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Hot Spot

“Cecconi's is a modern-day classic Italian restaurant. They serve fantastic handmade pasta, seafood and dishes from Italy using very fine ingredients.” – Shaun Rankin

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Clipstone

££££·Modern European·
Fitzrovia
1,118 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

“Clipstone is a new restaurant that manages to be a charming neighborhood restaurant in the center of town. The quality of cooking is outstanding and I love that much of the menu is very vegetable foc...

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Modern European in London
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som saa

££££·Thai·
Shoreditch
404 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch

“Fun, sexy food, cool and stylish with a completely relaxed atmosphere, taking Thai flavours to the max.” – Martin Morales

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Goodman Mayfair

££££·Steak·
Oxford Circus
2,700 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Business Meals

“Goodman is right around the corner from us and the team there offer exceptional service. Pair that with a great burger or steak and a glass of red and you can see that it's perfect for a quick bite a...

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ROKA - Aldwych

££££·Japanese·
Aldwych
372 reviews

“Great food, great service, great vibe. Every time.” – Miles Kirby

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Holborn Dining Room

££££·British·
Holborn
1,879 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Romance

“Great modern British brasserie but the best part is definitely the pies – the most amazing creations you'll ever come across.” – Frankie van Loo

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Franks Canteen

££££·European·
Highbury
72 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies

“Great small place with a menu that is constantly changing. They have classics as well as experiments with different cuisines.” – Tam Storrar

European in London
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Park Chinois

££££·Chinese·
Mayfair
644 reviews
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Business Meals
  • Late-night Find

“High end Chinese restaurant with elegant interiors. Its menu is derived from authentic Chinese with superior quality ingredients. I love the individuality of all the dishes on the menu.” – Rohit Ghai...

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Late Night Find in London

Blacklock Soho

££££·Steak·
Soho
3,441 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions

“I go there whenever I crave chops. I always crave chops. Go there, eat chops!” – Tomer Amedi

Steak in London
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The Wolseley

££££·European·
St. James's
3,734 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies

“It has an amazing buzz that sets the pace for a day in the center of town – and delivers exactly what it sets out to do – a great breakfast, suitable for all tastes and budgets.” – Philip Howard

European in London
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The Chipping Forecast

££££·English·
Notting Hill
112 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Cosy

“It stocks very fresh, line-caught fish from Cornwall and cooks the fish simply and classically. You can have delicious deep-fried scampi and chips or beautifully grilled fish with light salads or dre...

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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,097 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

“It’s always seasonal, unpretentious and damn good. When I go to fine dining restaurants I’m not looking for the chef to prove something, I just want the food to be beautiful and it is here.” – Tomer ...

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The Duke of Sussex

££££·Spanish·
Chiswick
494 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch

“It's a beautiful building with a dining room and a bar with huge windows that face Acton Green. It also has a large garden, which in the summer you'll have to come in early to secure a table. Staff a...

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Child Friendly in West London

Primeur

££££·Farm-to-table·
Stoke Newington
704 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions

“It's a former garage which the team have converted into a friendly, neighborhood restaurant with a great interior. They have a daily changing menu with a strong French influence and a great selection...

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Best Ambience in North London
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Sichuan-Folk

££££·Chinese·
Spitalfields
145 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Group Bookings
  • Outstanding Value

“It's the first authentic, spicy Szechuan food I've tried. I go back there often, especially for the famous Szechuan fish hotpot.” – Merlin Labron-Johnson

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Moro

££££·Mediterranean·
Angel
2,253 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch

“Moro is a timeless institution that is as relevant still today as it was when it first opened twenty years ago. It serves exceptional Spanish and North African-influenced food in a beautiful room tha...

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Mediterranean in London

Tandoor Chop House at Covent Garden

££££·Indian·
Covent Garden
1,050 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Lunch
  • Good for a Date

“Premium cuts of meat, spiced and grilled over a charcoal tandoor.” – Sameer Taneja

Indian in West End London
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Hereford Road

££££·British·
Notting Hill
1,463 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic

“Simple, honest, super seasonal English cooking. A gem.” – Helena Puolakka

Healthy in West London
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Bellanger

££££·French·
Islington
438 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Group Bookings

“The atmosphere and food is fantastic.” – Francesco Mazzei

Best Ambience in North London
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Quo Vadis

££££·British·
Soho
1,579 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Pre/post Theatre

“The bar is open until midnight and the food is always good. Freshly baked cheese straws are really buttery and who doesn't love a chip butty before bed?” – Florence Knight

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Brawn

££££·European·
Bethnal Green
1,135 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

“The food is always perfect – simple, gutsy, flavorsome. The wine list heads towards 'natural wines' and always offers a surprise.” – Peter Gordon

European in London
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The Goring Dining Room

££££·British·
Victoria
327 reviews
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Happy Hour

“The Goring are serving up British food that is very hard to find these days. Think eggs Drumkilbo (egg mayonnaise seafood cocktail) and beef Wellington carved table-side. It's an experience that is w...

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Ivy Market Grill

££££·Breakfast·
Covent Garden
10,501 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Lunch
  • Brunch

“The people running The Ivy Market Grill are very talented and very smart. They are rolling them out everywhere. Well done!” – Cary Docherty

Most Booked in London
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Berners Tavern

££££·British·
Oxford Circus
3,800 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Notable Wine List

“The room is stunning and the food is great. It always feels like an occasion to go.” – Tom Sellers

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

££££·French·
Mayfair
1,131 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries

“The stunning dining room, the service, and Monsieur Ducasse's cuisine is mind blowing.” – Francesco Mazzei

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Salon

££££·British·
Brixton
838 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Neighbourhood Gem

“These handsome lads know a good breakfast: eggs and anchovies on toast – always a winner.” – Jeremy Lee

Notable Wine List in South West London
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Nobu - London

££££·Japanese·
Mayfair
2,948 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

“They know when to be elaborate and when to let the food speak for itself.” – Tam Storrar

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Jikoni

££££·Asian·
Marylebone
542 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine

“This is exactly the sort of food I want: food that both comforts and surprises at once. I love the atmosphere of the restaurant too: so much colour and comfort.” – Yotam Ottolenghi

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

££££·Contemporary French·
Chelsea
1,871 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

“This restaurant is still the place to go to celebrate a special occasion. Everything about it is top of the class in London. The precision in the cooking always impresses, as does the way the team in...

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Notable Wine List in London
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Pidgin

££££·Modern European·
Hackney
1,022 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu

“This restaurant really does serve the most exciting food. It is inventive, unusual and using some of the most exciting ingredients and techniques around. Always a delight.” – Thomasina Miers

Fit for Foodies in East London
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Restaurant Story London

££££·British·
London Bridge
817 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies

“Top-quality food in a great restaurant by chef Tom Sellers. Expect some great surprises and all beautifully presented with real thought, care and attention to detail.” – Tom Aikens

Notable Wine List in London
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L'Amorosa

££££·Italian·
Hammersmith
225 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

“Very good uncomplicated Italian food.” – Henrik Ritzen

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The Ninth

££££·French·
Fitzrovia
333 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance

“Very high-quality food in a relaxed and warm atmosphere. Good choice of sharing plates.” – Henrik Ritzen

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Fischers

££££·Austrian·
Marylebone
626 reviews
  • Lunch
  • Business Meals
  • Casual

Recommended by Chef Shaun Hill from The Walnut Tree

Lunch in West End London
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The Winter Garden

££££·Modern European·
Marylebone
1,856 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Afternoon Tea

Recommended by Chef Lori Granito from Magnolia

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Frenchie Covent Garden

££££·Contemporary European·
Covent Garden
1,035 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine

Recommended by Chef Amandine Chaignot from Rosewood Hotel

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The Morgan Arms

££££·British·
Mile End
392 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch

Recommended by Chef Ben Tish from Restaurant Norma

Lunch in East London

OPSO

££££·Greek·
Marylebone
1,300 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch
  • Neighbourhood Gem

Recommended by Chef Michael Reid from Restaurant M

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ROKA - Canary Wharf

££££·Japanese·
Canary Wharf
598 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasions

Recommended by Chef Mark Sargeant from Rocksalt

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ROKA - Charlotte Street

££££·Japanese·
Fitzrovia
182 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

“Great food, great service, great vibe. Every time.” – Miles Kirby

Fit for Foodies in London
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