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Launceston Place: Simple but accomplished Michelin dining

Launceston Place is a D&D chain Michelin institution hidden away in a cul-de-sac a short walk from Gloucester Road tube station. It’s a romantic tucked away place and equally good for quiet business lunches and more cosseted evening meals with friends or partners. Staff are attentive without being intrusive and the decor is rather like ...
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British

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack: Charming modern seafood

Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack is a small restaurant located in Foley Street that is known for offering typical British, with a modern slant sea food dishes, with classics such as fish and chips and plenty of white fish dishes by and large with vegetables, mussels and other seafood classics. It’s a refined mildly seaside themed ...
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Breakfast

The Ivy Chelsea: Lovely alfreso dining and brunches

The successful Ivy and Market Grill venue in Covent Garden now have a third restaurant to add to their popular dining repertoire courtesy of The Ivy Chelsea, a spacious, traditionally British venue along the King’s Road with a beautiful terrace spacious, with fountain features and pretty natural elements and an interior like a rather refined ...
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British

Percy and Founders: Fantastic modern British cuisine

Percy and Founders is the most recent addition to London’s Fitzrovia restaurant scene and offers Modern European dishes that focus predominantly on British ingredients. Head Chef Diego Cardoso formerly of Murano and Simon Rogan serves up some fantastic dishes with a focus on a more modern laid-back approach to dining and sense of informality. The ...
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British

Kitty Fishers: Snug dining venue with dazzling cuisine

Dickensian restaurant with a crammed space in a quiet corner of Shepherd’s market but fashionable and effortlessly good food. The chefs -Tomas Parry and sous chef Chris Leach have formerly worked in the kitchens of esteemed London venues and this clearly shows in a short, typically modern British menu with the likes of slow cooked ...
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British

York and Albany: Slightly banal gastro fare

Gordon Ramsay boasts a list of London dining venues that ranges from the highly acclaimed namesake restaurant in Chelsea to the more mundane gastropub style offerings and York and Albany Camden is one of these venues, with a typically British fare menu with a smattering of more innovative highlights. There’s plenty of choice and a ...
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British

St John Spitalfields: No frills British classics

St John Spitalfields is a British restaurant institution in the city headed in the kitchen by chef Fergus Henderson who has a very British minimalist approach to the art of cooking. St John has drummed up critical acclaim and is consistently placed in the Restaurant magazine’s annual list of the Top 50 restaurants. The bijoux ...
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British

Quo Vadis: Delightfully pristine and masterful cuisine

Quo Vadis is a charming dining establishment in Soho with an understandably old-fashioned interior given that the establishment itself was originally opened in 1926 and similarly old-school menu of simple restrained classical dishes, starched tablecloths and convivial atmosphere when the restaurant is full. Expect slow cooked beef, crab salad, terrines, sirloins and nostalgic British desserts. ...
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Bars and pubs

Parlour Kensal Green: Fabulous Kensal Green lunch spot

Bustling, retro/vintage vibe Kensal Green gastropub Parlour offers a combination of modern breakfast dishes, typical pub grub with a twist, modern European cuisine and unconventional takes on classic desserts. It’s a lively, friendly venue with quick service and a range of delicious and interesting offerings that are largely well rendered and certainly plentiful and playful. ...
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British

Blixen Restaurant: Fun, convivial hub of solid modern cuisine

Blixen Restaurant occupies a space in Brushfield Street in the heart of Liverpool Street’s Spitalfields Markets and is a European style brasserie concept established by Clive Watson, who was also behind the popular dining spots Village East, The Riding House Cafe and The Garrison. Blixen features a ground floor dining room and bar with open ...
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British

Thirty Six By Nigel Mendham: Fine classical cuisine on show

A very traditional British interior plays host to Thirty Six By Nigel Menham, a three rosette bearing restaurant headed by Michelin-starred chef Nigel Mendham and occupying a quiet small space in Dukes Hotel at No.36 James Street. The Rolls Royce region of London houses this neatly maintained, charming dining venue. It’s all rather splendid in ...
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BOBO Social: Posh burger revolution strikes a high note

The posh burger revolution continues on our city streets thanks to its latest incarnation in Fitzrovia, BOBO Social, a high end burger restaurant (no hint of a dinner but rather a charming quaintness) with genuine truffles, rare-breed beef served rare and several polished Mediteranean style tapas plates that scream the chic simplicity of other de ...
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British

1901 Andaz: Ultra chic, well-positioned and good fare

Relaxed, chic, neutral decor, quite and unpretentious and with a decent variety of fish and meat options, the 1901 is a refined setting for a spot of lunch or evening meal. Nestled inside the Andaz Hotel, just a stones throw away from Liverpool Street the hotel has a beautiful combination of modern decor and classical ...
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British

Tredwells: Positively unique, sleek and sheer culinary technique

Renowned two-Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing fronts this swish London dining outlet just a stones throw away from Leicester Square station in Upper St. Martin’s lane. The polished dining venue is black, sleek and minimalist with a seated bar area, variety of cocktails and boozy beverages, cool vibe and inexpensive, stimulating tapas menu that incorporates British ...
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Breakfast

Granger and Co: A thoroughly scrumptious Sunday Brunch

A sprawling, modern, airy and light space, The New branch of Granger and Co Clerkenwell is somewhat a social hub on a Sunday at lunchtime and absolutely scrumptious looking brunch and lunch plates line the tables. I’m so bowled over by a fellow diner’s scrambled egg, avocado and St John’s Bakery sourdough toast, I order ...
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