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Modern European

Manor Clapham: Inspired cuisine that restores faith in food

The Manor Clapham is a second venture behind the accomplished team formerly managing The Dairy in Clapham (one of which is Dean Parker), a venue renowned for Michelin level, Modern focused, inspired cuisine, excellent cooking and friendly, swift service. The second venture is no less well turned out, although the rustic bathrooms could use a ...
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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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Cafes

Caravan Kings Cross: Accomplished, affordable modern cuisine

Caravan in Kings Cross occupies a large warehouse Industrial space with stripped back decor, exposed brickwork and ducts and lively atmosphere. It’s not the most visually appealing of spaces and lacks intimacy  but the tapas and large plates range from the above average to really rather accomplished. Food is well turned out on the whole ...
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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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Modern European

Quailty Chop House: Simple, unfussy sharing plates

The Quality Chop House in Farringdon has a drab slate interior with monochrome chequered floor and slightly dour ambience at lunch-time that could use an injection of vitality and a warmer service. It’s not inhospitable by any means but rather like the food is somewhat lacking in effervescence and energy. Sharing, tapas plates are accomplished ...
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Modern European

Fenchurch Seafood Bar and Grill: Accomplished cuisine in stunning surroundings

Fenchurch is a stunning restaurant venture with spectacular city views and occupying the top of the new ‘Walkie Talkie’ building in London. The Sky Garden itself is a viewing platform within a conservatory that happens to encompass two restaurants (Fenchurch Bar and Grill and Darwin Brasserie) and a bar. The focus is on seafood and ...
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Modern European

Portland Restaurant: Outstanding Michelin level modern cuisine

With a kitchen headed by appropriately named wizard moniker chef Merlin Labron-Johnson formerly of  Michelin level De Wulf in Belgium, Portland Restaurant a stones throw away from Great Portland Street tube station, offers a modern tapas style menu with innovative elements and fastidious attention to detail which results in superior plates of food. Whether it’s ...
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Cafes

Greenwich Kitchen: Comforting but quirky modern menu

If you happen to be hovering around the O2 or in the Greenwich area one new restaurant venue worth frequenting is most certainly Greenwich Kitchen, a small, modern broadly tapas themed restaurant with a short lunch menu consisting of some modern more innovative dishes such as root vegetables with carrot sorbet and curry granola and ...
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Modern European

Lyles London: Spartan food but full of flavour

Simplicity and refinement is key at Lyle’s London, a contemporary, modern, minimalist restaurant in the heart of Shoreditch, a stones throw away from the train station and featuring a daily changing menu of small plates and larger, more conventional fish and gamey mains. The brainchild of James Lowe and John Ogier, Head Chef at St ...
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French

City Social: Elegant Michelin dining in the sky

One of Michelin chef Jason Arterton’s ventures, City Social, alongside the prestigious Michelin starred Pollen and equally accomplished Social Eating House is another well turned out, elegant city restaurant, with a modern European menu, formal sensibility and attention to detail that frequently features in Jason’s dishes. The views are outstanding and the cuisine features a ...
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Modern European

M Raw: Michelin level modern food with flair

Casual dining with fast and accessible small plates is the them for M Raw Restaurant with a Head Chef (Jared McCarroll) formerly of the infamous celeb haunt Chiltern Firehouse. It boasts a creative Tartar and Tiradito Bar Menu and a grill bar featuring a more meat laden menu. It’s no surprise with the multifaceted venue ...
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Michelin

Dabbous: Innovation but too much simplicity

Ollie Dabbous formerly of Texture fronts the Dabbous premises in the Fitzrovia area and the It’s stripped back, industrial features and formal atmosphere are characteristic of some of the more modern Michelin level dining venues, such as Tom Aikens former venue and the menu is sparse and minimalist too, but it does tend to lack ...
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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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