London's Fine Dining Scene often Celebrity Seasoned

London is a fine food capital. Whatever your taste, London has a table to suit. From Michelin-starred magic to neighbourhood gems, Londoners have the chance to sample all types of global cuisine without setting foot at the airport. The London scene has also helped pioneer food issues including sustainability and traceability not to mention world famous chefs and stunningly designed fit outs.

Sketch Tearoom
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If you're looking to spoil a dinner date or impress a business contact, Sketch is the place to do it. Dining in style here comes with a pretty hefty price tag (à la carte starters average £35, mains £40) but every dish is dressed to impress...  Read More

The Hampshire Hog
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Next-generation gastropub The Hampshire Hog recently opened in autumn 2011 in the Ravenscourt Park neighbourhood of West London. Although situated a bit out of town, if you're in the West London area The Hog is open for breakfast as well as...  Read More

Pollen Street Social
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The man who kick started the craze for small share plates at Gordon Ramsey's Maze Jason Atherton's new chic fashionable space in Regents Street has Londoners buzzing. Beware the bill and look straight to the inventive starters menu where small...  Read More

This place does great steaks and fine dining with humour and a twist. Like everything in the Hawksmoor empire, meat is a must here. Of course they do cater for non meat eaters too, but if you like steaks you'll love this place. One of their...  Read More

Head to east London for an achingly trendy eaterie. The Corner Room in Bethnal Green is cool. The 20th century classic fit out features distressed furniture, high ceilings and wood paneling, industrial lamps and a wrought iron staircase. The...  Read More

The upmarket Thai menu at Nahm is the creation of renowned Australian chef, David Thompson. Located in a wood-panelled room at the Halkin hotel, Nahm is moodily decorated with orange, green and earthy tones that are definitely more Bali than...  Read More

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This is a great place to head with a group for a special occasion. Lunch involves signature tasting size dishes that are delivered 'in a calm but continuous flow enabling guests to finish swiftly'. Still you might like to linger a little when...  Read More

Dinner By Heston
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All hail Heston Blumenthal and his latest London venture Dinner by Heston at the terribly posh Mandarin Oriental Hotel. It's all in the details of custom made cutlery and inventive cuisine by the man himself and Chef Ashley Palmer Watts, who...  Read More

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
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It's a lunchtime destination of the Knightsbridge power brokers at The Berkeley. Marcus Wareing cooks up for the top brass at his top London restaurant. Plush leather, dark wood and richly painted claret-coloured walls, matching wine-coloured...  Read More

Bond Street
Mews of Mayfair
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A chic intimate restaurant serving mod Euro dishes is found on the first floor of four floors of two converted mews houses hidden in Lancashire Court off Bond Street in a cobbled Mayfair mews. Vanilla-coloured leather banquettes, white...  Read More


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