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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kensington Pavilion: Outstanding Michelin cuisine in suave surroundings

Chef Adam Simmonds spearheads this fantastic suave new restaurant concept in London, which opened on 31st May along Kensington High Street and boasts a mouthwatering and supremely executed Michelin level menu. The Pavilion has a contemporary marble, brass and pewter laden interior, sleek champagne bar and serves a modern and seasonal British menu that is ...
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Outlaws at the Capital: Michelin magic is missing

The Capital feels like something of a bygone era and the Michelin-bearing restaurant shares a bit of this ethos in its rather dated offerings. Decor is rather muted and the food doesn’t balk this general theme, although its presentation is polished, as to be expected of a two-star Michelin bearing chef. The Capital is a ...
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Marcus Wareing: Still one of London’s finest Michelin chefs

In my humble dining experience Michelin restaurants far outweigh other dining venues in terms of quality, presentation and taste across the board. There are a number of more mundane ventures garnering the damning verdict of ‘nice’ from critics across the globe, but even these are superior to London’s other offerings, bar a few select establishments. ...
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The New Angel: New Michelin-worthy Notting Hill venue

Michelin level restaurants with a neighbourhood vibe are hard to come by but that’s just what the team are seeking to create at Michelin-starred restaurateur John Burton-Race’s latest offering in Chepstow, Notting Hill. Converted from a pub to a fine dining venue it’s bright, minimalist and chic and lone diners from the area are already ...
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Society Hilton: Comforting British Classics

Why anyone would go to a restaurant in a four-star venue unless actually imprisoned in the venue itself at usual eating hours is absolutely beyond me, but there are a few establishments where the cuisine is passable and even enjoyable. Society Restaurant in the London Olympia Hilton seems to have managed to produce smile-inducing food ...
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French

Chez Bruce: Effortlessly Palatable Classical Cuisine

I am starting to get bored of foams and gharish colours adorning my plate lately. I’m slightly disturbed by the rise of fusion Asian cuisine that blends discordant flavours and Michelin level joints seem to be plying my desserts with too many components that clearly belong in a starter or main and never anywhere near ...
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Bars and pubs

The Portman: Better than your average gastropub

I’m a professed gastropub loather on most accounts. They linger haplessly in between a pub, restaurant concept, offering fine dining menus that rarely meet the criteria of proficient culinary art and cuisine at any level. It’s a recipe for disappointment to be offered soused mackerel with horseradish cream or chocolate cremoso only to find that ...
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Medlar Review: One of London’s finest Michelins

As London-based Michelin restaurants go you won’t find stratospherically better food than Medlar on the King’s Road in Chelsea. They don’t seem to try too hard and nor do they need to. Food is often exemplary and doesn’t lack complexity to its detriment. Head Chef Joe Mercer Nairne is ex-Chez Bruce and the manager David ...
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La Trompette: Charming and classic Michelin cuisine

Established in 2001 Chiswick based La Trompette is an offshoot of Michelin restaurant The Square and part of the Nigel Platts-Martin and Bruce Poole restaurant group, also encompassing Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse. La Trompette offers more simplistic cuisine to The Square, still with a good degree of refinement, such that it earned a Michelin ...
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Caxton Grill: Masterchef runner up offers quality British cuisine

Located within the marble clad and stylishly decorated four-star St Ermin’s Hotel in St. James Park, Caxton Grill features baroque prints, soothing caramel tones and polished wooden floorboards with fine quality, largely uncomplicated British food and friendly service. Head Chef Adam Handling recently featured on BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals where he wowed both Michele Roux ...
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