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Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in London for 2019

More and more women are making a name for themselves in London’s vibrant dining industry. In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, OpenTable is celebrating these talented women on the front ...

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CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,003 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies

Clare Smyth is a U.K. culinary genius who holds the award for World’s Best Female Chef. She moved from Ireland to England at only 16 years of age, and trained in some of the best kitchens in the world...

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Best Overall in London
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Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,542 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Monica Galetti is a familiar face on British TV screens, as she has judged on popular show Masterchef: The Professionals and co-presented Amazing Hotels. The Samoa-born chef worked with Michel Roux Jn...

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European in London
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Hotbox Spitalfields

££££·Barbecue·
Spitalfields
480 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings

Billed as the home of “meaty barbecue masterpieces,” HotBox in Spitalfields is a must for barbecue fans everywhere. Co-founder Preeya Khagram-Nasim graduated from Cass business school in 2000 and brou...

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Brunch in East London
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Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,105 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Mayfair is all about luxury, and this is certainly true of Angela Hartnett’s flagship restaurant, Murano. Angela champions sophisticated yet Italian cookery inspired by her mother and grandmother. She...

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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

££££·French·
Mayfair
744 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Comfort Food

The Connaught is the ultimate in luxury: a five-star hotel in Mayfair, one of London’s most illustrious neighborhoods. Many people fall in love with the hotel as soon as they walk in, which is exactly...

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Best Ambience in West End London
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Spring Restaurant

££££·Contemporary British·
Covent Garden
1,604 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romance

Skye Gyngell in an Australian chef who trained in Sydney and Paris, then luckily for the Brits, came to London. Her flair for elegant, seasonal cooking has led to her opening Spring, a restaurant root...

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hicce

££££·International·
King's Cross
531 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date

Pip Lacey is the winner of TV’s Great British Menu 2017 and a veteran of Mayfair restaurant Murano. She brings her skill and love of traditional cooking methods to Hicce, which means “of the moment,” ...

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Jikoni

££££·Asian·
Marylebone
539 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic
  • Brunch

Global cuisine is on the menu at Jikoni, where Chef Ravinder Bhogal's childhood of myriad flavors come to life. Born in Kenya to Sikh parents, then later moving to Kent, Ravinder gained exposure to a ...

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Handcrafted Cocktails in London
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La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
1,000 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, born and trained in France, was born into restaurant royalty — her family's restaurant is the award-winner La Maison Pic. Anne-Sophie earned prestigious awards herself at the res...

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French in London
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Aster Restaurant

££££·French·
Victoria
449 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating

Aster is a relaxed yet sophisticated all day dining brasserie with a modern European menu created by Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka. The closest restaurant to the hottest show in town, Hamilton, offe...

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Ella Canta

££££·Mexican·
Mayfair
433 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date

How does the daughter of a doctor and former political science major enter life as a professional chef? Martha Ortiz did just this. Chef Ortiz fell in love with professional kitchen life while traveli...

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Tredwells

££££·British·
Covent Garden
2,391 reviews
  • Local Ingredients
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Authentic

Chef Chantelle Nicholson, who created the menus at Covent Garden's Tredwells, worked her way to the top of London's kitchens through hard work, determination, and a passion to discover all of the nuan...

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