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British

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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Italian

Bocca di Lupo: London’s finest Italian tapas venue

Italian London dining venue Bocca di Lupo around the corner from Piccadilly Circus has a distinctly buzzy vibe that encourages enjoyment of the fantastic Italian dishes (much like the Spanish equivalent Barrafina) so it’s no wonder it’s one of London’s most enduringly popular restaurants. The broadly Italian themed decor is more polished than most city ...
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Italian

Polpetto: Subtle and flavoursome Italian tapas

Offshoot of establishment Polpo, Polpetto is a Berwick Street operation a stones throw away from their other venture Spuntino with a low lit, Italian themed decor, typical wooden tables and stripped back furnishings and small selection of Italian tapas plates. There are a lot of vegetarian options on the menu and a few pasta and ...
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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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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

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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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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Italian

Four to Eight: Refined simplicity and delicious

The newest restaurant ventures in Convent Garden London seem to posses san air of authentic traditional cooking mixed with modern simplicity, clean lines and plenty of flavour. Four to Eight is a stand out restaurant among the most recent venue openings across the city. Head Chef Ian Loynes, formerly of the Square is accompanied by ...
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Breakfast

Jago Shoreditch: Ottolenghi inspired small plates

Jago a new restaurant venture with Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi influences in Hanbury Street Shoreditch has a futuristic, modern, clean decor and boasts a former chef (Louis Solley) from the kitchen of Ottolenghi so it’s no surprise to see some typical Mediterranean vegetarian dishes with the ethos to cuisine grounded in simplicity, flavour ...
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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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Breakfast

KIN Cafe: Fresh, honest food and great coffee

Fitzrovia newbie KIN Cafe has only been open three months and is already garnering a loyal following due to is great coffee blends, which are regularly rotated and currently feature Roundhill Roastery, a lovely, mellow coffee blend, which they create a beautifully creamy flat white and cappuccino with, and they’re good selection of healthy, fresh ...
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