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London’s best Mexican restaurants and bars  - Best for... restaurants London’s best Mexican restaurants and bars

Take a trip down Mexico way this Day of the Dead (1-2 November) with Square Meal’s guide to the best Mexican restaurants and bars offering authentic, flavour-packed Mexican food to set you up for feisty, Tequila-fuelled evenings.

Pick a haunt: spooky pubs for Halloween 2013 - Best for... restaurants Pick a haunt: spooky pubs for Halloween 2013

Fancy a drink in spirited surroundings this Halloween? Many London hostelries have truly horrible histories and could fit the bill in more ways than one.

Top pop-ups to try this month  - Best for... restaurants Top pop-ups to try this month

The latest blink-and-you’ll-miss-them pop-ups, underground restaurants, chef residencies and quirky one-off food events in the capital.

The best Champagne bars in London - Best for... restaurants The best Champagne bars in London

Celebrate the end of the summer in London style, at one of the bars on the capital's unrivalled Champagne scene.

Best for… restaurants with gardens - Best for... restaurants Best for… restaurants with gardens

Summer in the city can be hot, hot, hot – and despite London’s wealth of parks and green spaces, few of the capital’s restaurants can offer a leafy oasis for alfresco summer meals. Here’s our pick of the best London restaurants with gardens, greenery, or bucolic views.

Where to find London’s best burgers - Best for... restaurants Where to find London’s best burgers

The capital’s burger trend shows no sign of abating, with more and more street vendors, pop-up residencies and old-school restaurants upping their game to compete with the best. We’ve rounded up our pick of the best gourmet burgers, one-off burger bars and superior chains for your delectation.

Get into the independent spirit on 4 July - Best for... restaurants Get into the independent spirit on 4 July

Homesick expat or just feel like getting patriotic with our transatlantic buddies this 4 July? Check out some of our top American restaurants and events.

London’s best mac and cheese - Best for... restaurants London’s best mac and cheese

Square Meal asked its two American interns to work their way round the capital’s macaroni and cheese offerings to find the best mac ‘n’ cheese in London. Here’s their verdict…

Unusual alfresco bars for sun-enchanted evenings - Restaurant and Bar News Unusual alfresco bars for sun-enchanted evenings

From floating boats and paddling pools to funky rooftops and deckchairs in the garden, dive into some of the capital’s quirkier alfresco watering holes.

The best aperitivi in London - Best for... restaurants The best aperitivi in London

Aperitivo is an Italian ritual that originated in Milan. It sees friends and family unwind together in the early evening with a cocktail and a few nibbles, or cicchetti. As more and more restaurants and bars in the capital start to offer Italian-style post-work cocktails and snacks, aperitivo has gradually found its way into the London lexicon. If you’re planning to go continental this summer, here are our picks of the best restaurants and bars offering the aperitivo experience.

Top restaurants around the world - Restaurant and Bar News Top restaurants around the world

Burgers and no bookings may be all the rage in London, but what’s hot on the restaurant scenes of the world’s other major food cities? Square Meal asks the experts abroad.

London’s opera season 2013: pre-theatre and post-theatre dining - Best for... restaurants London’s opera season 2013: pre-theatre and post-theatre dining

There’s no more extravagant stage experience than the opera and, beginner or buff, there’s something for everyone in London this season – not to mention some tasty pre-/post-theatre dining options within soprano-shouting distance of the action…

Square Meal to the rescue this Valentine's Day - Best for... restaurants Square Meal to the rescue this Valentine's Day

Still not decided where to take your beloved this Thursday? Use Square Meal’s Tree of Love to find the perfect restaurant for your Valentine's Day date.

London nightclubs: access all areas - Best for... restaurants London nightclubs: access all areas

Is there anything more embarrassing than getting turned away from the latest cool club? Well, yes – probably – but if you want to avoid the late-night walk of shame, follow our essential guide to those disco dos and don’ts.

Get smart with the best foodie apps - Best for... restaurants Get smart with the best foodie apps

Enjoying a meal – whether in a restaurant or at home – is increasingly becoming a truly interactive experience. With a smartphone on hand, we can research the best glass of wine with which to complement our dish, document our meal snap by snap, or find a group of friends with whom to share the experience. Square Meal has compiled a list of the best apps for tech-savvy foodies.

London’s best late-night restaurants - Best for... restaurants London’s best late-night restaurants

We’ve all been there: a show ends too late, drinks run on too long, or work keeps us in the office, and we can’t get to a restaurant in time to eat. Thankfully, a handful of restaurants throughout the city operate late kitchen hours for those of us with inconvenient schedules. If you’ve ever found yourself stuck for somewhere to grab a late-night bite, here’s our pick of the best restaurants in London that keep their doors open for rumbling stomachs.

London’s best winter bars with views - Best for... restaurants London’s best winter bars with views

Even in unseasonal weather, a great view of London can take your breath away. Whether you want to watch the sun rise or stargaze, make time to see the capital from a different perspective. Try our pick of the best London bars-with-views that are perfect for any time of year.

Best for… restaurants with cookery classes in London and the UK - Best for... restaurants Best for… restaurants with cookery classes in London and the UK

As the UK’s appreciation for fine food increases, so too has our appetite for learning new skills in the kitchen. It’s no longer enough to watch Hugh wrestle with rhubarb on the telly; we want to be out there, learning first-hand from the professionals. And it seems as if the restaurants are starting to realise this, as increasing numbers launch their own classes. And where better to brush up your culinary skills than in a top-flight restaurant?

Welcome to secret London: hidden restaurants and bars - Best for... restaurants Welcome to secret London: hidden restaurants and bars

Visitors and tourists visiting London can be overwhelmed with choice when it comes to eating and drinking out in the capital’s restaurants and bars. Choose badly and you can find yourself in some miserable tourist-trap dining room surrounded only by other tourists. To give visitors to London during the Olympics some insider tips, Square Meal has tracked down a selection of London restaurants that are off the beaten track, such as The Seagrass (pictured). Welcome to the capital’s hidden restaurants and secret bars – some of which even born-and-bred Londoners might not know about.

Beat the tourists: cool restaurants, secret bars, and foodie places to visit when visiting London during the Olympics - Best for... restaurants Beat the tourists: cool restaurants, secret bars, and foodie places to visit when visiting London during the Olympics

If you’re planning to visit London this summer for the Olympics, get the most out of your trip by taking in all that the capital has to offer – including its red-hot dining and drinking scenes. Square Meal’s run-through of the hippest haunts, most atmospheric bars, and most impressive foodie locations will bring out the best London has to offer for both foreign tourists and Brits from outside London. What’s more, we have suggestions for every budget and taste.

Where to drink during the London Olympics: bars and pubs near the Olympic Park - Best for... restaurants Where to drink during the London Olympics: bars and pubs near the Olympic Park

After all the excitement of a day at the Games, get a different kind of fix by sampling east London’s buzzing social scene. Whether you want a time-warp experience, modern eclecticism, or an evening people-watching the trendy, artsy crowd of Bethnal Green, head to one of the area’s best pubs or most buzzing bars for a dose of London life.

Where to eat during the London Olympics - Best for... restaurants Where to eat during the London Olympics

With tens of thousands of tourists descending on the capital for the London Olympics, it pays to be prepared when it comes to eating and drinking near the Games’ main events. If you want to venture further afield than the Olympic Park for a quick lunchtime pit-stop or an after-race snack, Square Meal reveals some hidden gems, all just a quick sprint from the action (or reachable with a little help from London Transport).

Where to eat during Wimbledon - Best for... restaurants Where to eat during Wimbledon

Wimbledon and all that it entails – Murray mania, the threat of rain, and mass consumption of strawberries – is here again. Whether you’ve aced a spot courtside or are cheering on the Brits from Murray Mount, there’s plenty on offer for those who breach the confines of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. And if you’re out and about in the capital this fortnight, you’ll also find tennis-tastic restaurants getting into the spirit of the game.

Escape the London Olympics - Best for... restaurants Escape the London Olympics

As the five-ring circus rolls into town and the hordes of sports fans descend, Londoners may find themselves hard pressed to enjoy a quiet pint or a leisurely meal. One solution: head for the hills. Keith Barker-Main suggests some alternative drinking and dining locations within easy striking distance of the capital.

Best London bars for alfresco bubbles - Best for... restaurants Best London bars for alfresco bubbles

Champagne is the perfect summer thirst-quencher: cool, crisp and brimming with soothingly satisfying bubbles, it is unquestionably an aristocrat among alfresco tipples. Very few drinks do so much to slake a thirst while lifting the spirits in such a civilised way, especially when the British sun deigns to shine. With this in mind, Square Meal has rounded up 10 of the best oases in London, places with great outside space and a decent Champagne offering, where you can indulge in the spirit of summer to the full.

London’s best steak restaurants - Best for... restaurants London’s best steak restaurants

Raise the steaks this Father’s Day and bring out your dad’s inner caveman by treating him to a slap-up meal at one of London’s top steak joints. From high-end hunks of beef (and fantastic cocktails) at all-round winner Hawksmoor (pictured) to glamorous dining at 34, Square Meal will help you make the cut on 17 June.

Where to watch the Queen’s Jubilee flotilla: riverside pubs in London  - Best for... restaurants Where to watch the Queen’s Jubilee flotilla: riverside pubs in London

If you’re feeling patriotic this Sunday, raise a glass to HRH Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her 60-year reign. The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant will see more than 1,000 boats take to the water in a 14-mile river procession that starts from Hammersmith Bridge and finishes at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. Even if you’re not a royalist, the flotilla will be worth watching – it’s reported to be the largest procession since Tudor times. Square Meal picks some of the best bars and pubs along the river route – plus a few restaurants for refreshment.

Restaurant recommendations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012  - Best for... restaurants Restaurant recommendations for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

Europe’s diversity is perfectly showcased by the Eurovision Song Contest – a super-camp soirée of flashing lights, fixed smiles and false notes, spiced up with a mixture of cross-border nepotism and tension. This year's contest is hosted by Azerbaijan (whose 2011 entry, Arash and AySel, pictured, clinched them the title). Whether you’re backing the UK or giving douze points to an adopted European country, get into the spirit of the annual songfest with a European tour of London’s restaurants. Square Meal shows you how.

London’s best vegetarian restaurants  - Best for... restaurants London’s best vegetarian restaurants

Thankfully for veggies, vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants are a growing presence in a city preoccupied with steakhouses and burger joints. Gone are the worthy overtones and limited menus of old-style veggie restaurants; here to stay is a new genre that ushers in global flavours and inventive fusion cooking. Square Meal lists the best vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants in London, as well as some vegan options.

Ten English restaurants for St George's Day - Restaurant and Bar News Ten English restaurants for St George's Day

Our pick of ten of London's best English restaurants, ideal for some patriotic eating this St. George's Day.

London's best Thai restaurants - Best for... restaurants London's best Thai restaurants

Although takeaway Thai food might be a familiar crutch after a busy working day, Thai New Year (12-15 April) is an excuse to treat yourself to a slap-up, sit-down meal meal and break from the norm. From modest hidden gems to popular upmarket eateries, London has no shortage of Thai restaurants to choose from – and Square Meal has rounded up some of the best.

Sugar, spice and all things nice... - Best for... restaurants Sugar, spice and all things nice...

Treat yourself, or someone you know, to a slice of indulgence in something they consider nice – but naughty. Here, Square Meal lists the cream of London’s chocolate and cake purveyors specially for your delectation. Enjoy.

Something to celebrate? London's best Champagne bars - Best for... restaurants Something to celebrate? London's best Champagne bars

Even in straitened economic times, every budget needs room for the occasional indulgence. If you’re looking to celebrate or treat yourself with a glass of bubbly, Square Meal has compiled a list of the best Champagne bars in London, where the fun of the fizz makes up for the strain on your wallet.

London’s most romantic restaurants - Best for... restaurants London’s most romantic restaurants

Square Meal has selected London’s most romantic restaurants for all occasions, from first dates to proposals to anniversaries. Secure a second date at intimate venues such as Chabrot Bistrot d’Amis, or plan for a ‘yes’ to that all-important question in the sophisticated splendour of The Ritz. When love is in the air, let Square Meal help guide Cupid’s arrow…

Best cheap-and-cheerful restaurants in central London  - Best for... restaurants Best cheap-and-cheerful restaurants in central London

London can be prohibitively expensive. Don’t despair: with increasing numbers of the capital’s inhabitants dining out more regularly, London’s restaurateurs are waking up to the idea of serving good-value, good-quality food in a fun, casual environment. Dine well for under £35 with Square Meal’s pick of the best cheap-and-cheerful restaurants in London.

London’s best dim sum restaurants - Best for... restaurants London’s best dim sum restaurants

From dumplings to steamed buns, dim sum has a dedicated following. Most people head to Chinatown to get their fix, although there are surprising finds dotted all over the capital – and just beyond. Dim sum has gone mainstream, too: the Ping Pong chain gives a user-friendly introduction to the delicacy. Aficionados and newcomers alike should read on for Square Meal’s pick of London’s most authentic dim sum restaurants.

January sales shopping pit stops: restaurants near Oxford Street and Regent Street - Best for... restaurants January sales shopping pit stops: restaurants near Oxford Street and Regent Street

How do you avoid the hungry hordes when you hit the high street for a spot of sales shopping? Forget department stores, chain restaurants and the usual suspects: the streets behind and surrounding Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street offer up some real gems – if you know where to look. Don’t let your fashion fizzle when it comes to food: here are Square Meal’s top 10 tips for lunching in style.

London’s 10 best diet-friendly restaurants - Best for... restaurants London’s 10 best diet-friendly restaurants

If you’re not dieting or detoxing, don’t let your social circle stagnate: instead, organise nights out at restaurants that won’t lead you astray. Whether you’re looking for calorie-conscious menus, determined to dine out in a more sustainable way, or striving for a bit of inner harmony, Square Meal has compiled the ultimate collection of healthy-eating and feel-good restaurants.

Best sustainable restaurants in London and the UK - Best for... restaurants Best sustainable restaurants in London and the UK

Increasingly savvy diners are not only asking restaurants whether their chicken is free range, their tuna line-caught and their scallops hand-dived; more and more now want to know where ingredients have come from, what eco-credentials a restaurant possesses, and how establishments treat their staff in terms of training and tips. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) awards one-, two- or three-star ratings to member restaurants that perform highly in these categories, and works with them to improve their sustainability. Here is Square Meal’s pick of the best SRA-certified sustainable restaurants in London and the UK.

Fire your imagination: London’s best winter pubs - Best for... restaurants Fire your imagination: London’s best winter pubs

Are the short days and cold evenings of winter reasons to be depressed? On the contrary, says Keith Barker-Main, as he sups cask-conditioned real ales in front of roaring fires. Check out his brilliant baker’s dozen.

Street eats: best street food in London - Best for... restaurants Street eats: best street food in London

Whether you want a Korean-Mexican mash-up, a bistro lunch, or just a good old burger – London’s gang of mobile street vendors has got it covered.

Restaurants near London fireworks displays - Best for... restaurants Restaurants near London fireworks displays

When Guy Fawkes Night comes around, what better way to brace yourself against the whizzes and bangs of London’s fireworks or warm yourself up after a night of standing in the cold than to pop into a local bistro, gastropub or wine bar for a restorative tipple or some rib-sticking winter food? Read Square Meal’s suggestions for the best food-and-fireworks combos in your area.

The BFI London Film Festival: restaurants near the city’s cinemas  - Best for... restaurants The BFI London Film Festival: restaurants near the city’s cinemas

The BFI London Film Festival (12-27 October) has pitched up for 2011 with a packed schedule, and will be showing films at various locations across the city, including Southbank, Leicester Square, central London, South Kensington and Brixton. If you’re looking to make a day or night of your trip to the flicks, Square Meal has suggestions for where to eat before or after the film – and why.

London’s best brunches - Best for... restaurants London’s best brunches

Since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you might as well spoil yourself. From breakfast meetings to weekend brunch, Square Meal has 10 mouthwatering suggestions for where to spend your morning – and 10 good reasons to get out of bed. Read on for a list of London’s best breakfasts and brunches.

Twelve glorious restaurants serving grouse  - Best for... restaurants Twelve glorious restaurants serving grouse

Monday 12 August marks the Glorious Twelfth – the start of the grouse shooting season – and UK chefs will celebrate with dishes that showcase the rich, dark meat of this beautiful bird, as well as other game dishes. Find out where you can enjoy roast grouse – be it with traditional bread sauce, game chips or something more avant-garde – and book a table via SquareMeal.co.uk.

London’s best pizza - Best for... restaurants London’s best pizza

Give yourself a dose of la dolce vita this lunchtime with our list of the best pizzas in London. Whether you’re hankering after the flavours of a recent holiday, or yearning for the sunshine and sass of this Mediterranean food mecca, there’s nothing better than a pizza done properly. Here are the pizzerias that most deserve a slice of your lunchbreak.

London’s best coffee shops  - Best for... restaurants London’s best coffee shops

Looking for an extra spurt of energy to get you through the working day? Make a pitstop at one of the capital’s top coffee shops. From full-on flat whites to creamy cappuccinos, our selection of London’s best coffee shops will have you going from 0 to 60 in, well, about half an hour or so.

Restaurants with retractable roofs - Best for... restaurants Restaurants with retractable roofs

Given Britain's finicky climate, there’s no knowing what the weather will do from one minute to the next. Many London restaurants have long since given up on the idea of offering sustained alfresco dining, opting instead to install a retractable roof. Here are some of the best restaurants and bars for ‘semi’ open-air dining.

Best restaurants for jazz and live entertainment  - Best for... restaurants Best restaurants for jazz and live entertainment

London has more than its fair share of restaurants that seek to entertain diners as well as feed them. Find bawdy burlesque shows, sexy striptease, live music or dance, and all that jazz with Square Meal’s pick of some of the best restaurants and bars with entertainment in town.

London’s best beer gardens  - Best for... restaurants London’s best beer gardens

When the sun is shining, London’s beer gardens are the place to be. Whether you’re popping into the pub for a quick after-work drink, enjoying a weekend lunch in the sun, or holing up in your local for a lost afternoon, here are 10 of London’s best beer gardens in which to soak up the sunshine.

Pick up a picnic hamper from London's restaurants - Best for... restaurants Pick up a picnic hamper from London's restaurants

Tired of spending your lunch hour cooped up in the office when you could be catching a few rays, or at least getting some fresh air? Pick up a picnic hamper or posh takeaway from one of London’s top restaurants and enjoy a spot of fine dining al fresco. Alternatively, treat yourself to gourmet food to go during a festival, road trip or another of this summer’s events.

Restaurants at London museums and tourist attractions - Best for... restaurants Restaurants at London museums and tourist attractions

While force-feeding your kids some culture over the summer holidays or nourishing your own inner self, make sure you don’t neglect the needs of the outer one. Find a restaurant pit stop that’s worth its weight in gourmet gold at London’s top museums, galleries, gardens and other cultural attractions.

London’s best French restaurants - Best for... restaurants London’s best French restaurants

France is still regarded by many as a standard-bearer for the ultimate in good food, and London has no shortage of Gallic bistros and fancy French fine-dining restaurants. If you’re yearning for a trip to the other side of the Channel, here are 10 of the capital’s best French restaurants. Bon appétit.

London's best North American restaurants - Best for... restaurants London's best North American restaurants

Where do you go if you’re a homesick Yank in the UK or just in awe of all things American? No sweat, you’ve come to the right place – find diners to die for, cool cocktail bars and patriotic pick-me-ups with Square Meal’s list of the best North American restaurants in London.

London's best Sunday lunch - Best for... restaurants London's best Sunday lunch

Use Square Meal’s list of the best places for Sunday lunch in London to find the perfect spot for a slap-up roast dinner with family and friends – from central-London restaurants (such as The Cadogan Arms, pictured) to foodie pubs off the beaten track.

London’s best ice cream parlours - Best for... restaurants London’s best ice cream parlours

Sunshine or no sunshine, the capital boasts plenty of purveyors of top-quality ice cream, enough to warrant more than the odd cone or two this summer. From the classic and cool, to the wacky and avant-garde, Square Meal has the inside scoop.

The world's weirdest restaurants - Best for... restaurants The world's weirdest restaurants

Fancy a different dining experience this summer? Bored of predictable menus and same-old service? Then this could be the list for you: we’ve scoured for the globe and found the world’s five weirdest restaurants, featuring everything from stir-fried horse penis to monkey waiters.

London's best vegetarian restaurants - Best for... restaurants London's best vegetarian restaurants

If you’re a committed carnivore, vegetarian restaurants are probably not a consideration when you head out for lunch. But as a healthier, lighter and often cheaper option, there’s no better time to try some of London’s increasingly competitive veggie restaurants that National Vegetarian week, which runs from today until 29 May. Alternatively, plenty of vegetarian friendly restaurants offer commendable meat-free dishes.

London’s must-visit restaurants and bars - Best for... restaurants London’s must-visit restaurants and bars

If you live for those ‘have you ever been to…?’ conversations, and love nothing more than letting rip with a good anecdote, this is the list for you: a collection of must-visit bars and restaurants in London and beyond. Whether you’re after fun food, daring decor, or even trendy toilets, make sure you don’t miss Square Meal’s pick of the capital’s most bizarre restaurants and bars.

London’s 10 best afternoon teas - Best for... restaurants London’s 10 best afternoon teas

What better way to spend a day in London than to take a luxurious and dainty afternoon tea in a quintessentially English location? From tea sommeliers and finger sandwiches to cream horns and baby-pink fondant fancies, here’s Square Meal’s guide to the best cream teas in the capital.

Where to watch the London Marathon - Best for... restaurants Where to watch the London Marathon

Limber up for a busy day in the capital this Sunday when, once again, London will play host to Marathon runners and their supporters. If you’re going along to cheer on the athletes, now’s the time to book restaurants and bars on or near the 26.2-mile course’s main viewing spots, such as The Narrow (pictured). Square Meal gives you a rundown of where to enjoy some refreshment without missing the event.

Something Spanish: London's best tapas restaurants - Best for... restaurants Something Spanish: London's best tapas restaurants

In the mood for a taste of España? Treat your tastebuds to the best tapas in London with our list of the top 15 tapas restaurants not to be missed.

London's best girlie spots for Mother’s Day - Best for... restaurants London's best girlie spots for Mother’s Day

Show your mum she’s worth her weight in gold by treating her to a lazy brunch, gourmet set lunch or decadent afternoon tea.

London’s best pop-up restaurants  - Best for... restaurants London’s best pop-up restaurants

Do away with your preconceptions: today's pop-ups, supper clubs, and their newer siblings, chef residencies, are an altogether more spruced-up and luxurious experience than their anything-goes boho ancestors. From slick, one-table affairs to fine-dining tasting menus cooked by superstar chefs, there’s something for everyone in London’s underground dining scene. If you decide to turn your back on Michelin stars for one night, you’ll be riding sky-high with these pop-up restaurants, supper clubs and temporary chef residencies.

10 best restaurants and bars for views of London  - Best for... restaurants 10 best restaurants and bars for views of London

Make the most of London’s beautiful skyline with the top 10 restaurants offering picturesque views. From the go-to spots for vistas of the river to the places that capture the capital’s iconic landmarks from their best side, Square Meal maps out the city as you’ve never seen it before.

West London's 10 best riverside restaurants - Best for... restaurants West London's 10 best riverside restaurants

Square Meal has scoured the four-mile stretch of west London's riverbank, from Putney Bridge to Hammersmith Bridge, for perfect pubs and favourite restaurants at which to enjoy the river views - or watch the all-important Boat Race when the time comes. Here are 10 of the best.

Top five bars and restaurants for Irish craic - Best for... restaurants Top five bars and restaurants for Irish craic

The main St Patrick’s Day celebrations pass in a flurry of lurid green felt hats, temporary shamrock tattoos and many, many pints of Guinness. But if you’re hoping to celebrate Ireland’s national day with a touch more dignity and sophistication, look to London’s Irish-owned restaurants or visit Square Meal’s suggestions for the pubs and bars serving the best stout in town.

London's best bars for non-alcoholic cocktails - Best for... restaurants London's best bars for non-alcoholic cocktails

Whether you’ve decided to stay off the sauce for Lent, are shunning booze as part of a detox, or just prefer to go out on the town without feeling worse for wear the next day, there's no need to take the fun out of your bar ordering. Check out Square Meal’s pick of the best juices, teas and mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails) on offer at London’s bars.

London's best pancake destinations - Best for... restaurants London's best pancake destinations

You don't have to stop tossing pancakes just because Shrove Tuesday is over. Make them a fixture of your breakfast table with the help of Square Meal's top five pancake joints. Whether you choose a stack of American-style pancakes drizzled with maple syrup, or a delicate French crêpe with a hint of lemon and sugar, treat yourself to a flippin’ marvellous feast and make every day a Pancake Day.

No reservation, no problem: London’s best no-bookings restaurants - Best for... restaurants No reservation, no problem: London’s best no-bookings restaurants

Restaurants with a no-bookings policy divide opinion at Square Meal: some of us hate to queue in tense anticipation while some of us embrace the supposed spontaneity that this dining model affords our social lives. If you can’t decide where to eat out this weekend, or want to take a chance on something new, here’s our pick of the capital’s hottest no-reservations restaurants – plus a few golden oldies that are well worth the queues.

London's hottest bars and restaurants for LFW - Best for... restaurants London's hottest bars and restaurants for LFW

The fash pack might not be renowned for its love of food, but you can be sure its movers and shakers will be out in force in the capital’s restaurants and bars, seeing and being seen, during London Fashion Week. Square Meal reveals the top 20 trend-setting destinations for keeping up with the crowd.

10 family-friendly restaurants - Best for... restaurants 10 family-friendly restaurants

Taking the family out for a meal you'll all enjoy can be a tricky business. Square Meal has the answer, with our pick of the best family-friendly restaurants.

London's 10 best roof terraces - Best for... restaurants London's 10 best roof terraces

Come summer, some watering holes are guaranteed to put you on top of the world. We've searched out 10 of the best rooftop bars in London, from famous haunts such as Kensington Roof Gardens, to bijou suntraps you won't have heard of. Pack your Prada shades, roll up the sleeves and soak up the sun, drink in hand, before the summer inevitably turns bad.

London's best alfresco restaurants and cafés - Best for... restaurants London's best alfresco restaurants and cafés

The British really know how to make the most of a sunny spell, whatever season it happens to fall in. If the sun is shining, whether it's summer, winter, spring or autumn, make the most of it with Square Meal's run-down of London's top park cafés, waterside restaurants, pub gardens and alfresco courtyards. After all, it could be here today, rain tomorrow...