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Forget everything you think you know about British food – the boiling, the kidney pies, the Dickensian gruels. The nation has suffered a rather disparaging reputation (which has not been entirely undeserved – Beef Wellington is still a thing) but any food-minded traveler worth her salt will know that London's got oodles to offer. The last decade has seen London rival Paris and New York for dining prestige, and partaking in London's continental classics and New World innovations could take up an entire visit . In a nutshell, you'd be well advised to go in with a solid foodie game-plan. If you're after restaurants with big names at the helm, you've got options. If you're after cult favourites, you're in good company (just be ready to queue). And if you're happy to stick with the long-standing classics, then we applaud you. Some institutions are institutions for a reason. For all you foie gras fans and squid junkies, we've done our best to make navigating this magical city a little bit easier. We've narrowed down our top ten favourite restaurants in London, and as one might imagine, our picks came from a vast, robust, and hugely tasty pool. So go forth and nibble, and be sure to leave a friendly review however you can; London food is undergoing a total image overhaul, and you're lucky enough to be part of it!