London’s hot 100 restaurants 2016

London’s hot 100 restaurants 2016

This year we’ve launched the first annual Squaremeal London Hot 100: the definitive list of the restaurants that are pushing Londoners’ buttons right now.

Squaremeal London Hot 100 2016It doesn't set out to offer a run-down of the 100 restaurants serving the best food in the capital (although you’d be hard pressed to have a bad meal at any of them). Rather, through a combination of the 10,000 comments we’ve received in our annual surveys, and the restaurants receiving the most page views on our website, the Hot 100 reflects the restaurants that Squaremeal’s audience are most interested in right now.

We’ve also added in some new restaurants (such as Frenchie) that haven’t been open long enough to generate significant amounts of comments, but that Squaremeal’s expert in-house editorial team anticipate are the ones to watch.

The top 100 is below, but you can also find more information on each of the top 100 restaurants in our Squaremeal London’s hot 100 selection.

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1. Pollen Street Social, Mayfair (above)

2. The Clove Club, Shoreditch

3. Gymkhana, Mayfair 

4. Hakkasan, Mayfair

5. Sexy Fish, Mayfair 

6. Zuma, Knightsbridge 

7. Sushisamba, City

8. Park Chinois, Mayfair 

9. Hoppers, Soho 

10. Frenchie, Covent Garden 

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11. Chiltern Firehouse, Marylebone (above)

12. Barrafina Adelaide Street, Covent Garden 

13. The Palomar, Soho 

14. Som Saa, Shoreditch 

15. Bocca di Lupo, Soho 

16. Hedone, Chiswick 

17. Scott’s, Mayfair 

18. Sushi Tetsu, Clerkenwell 

19. The Wolseley, St James’s 

20. The Duck and Rice, Soho 

Phew, we’re burning up after so much hotness in one go. As we mentioned, these are London’s hottest restaurants right now, but if you’re after London’s very best, you can read all about Squaremeal’s highest-rated restaurants here. 


This article was modified 3 August 2016

London’s hot 100 restaurants 2016
Pollen Street Social

We’ve launched the first annual Squaremeal London Hot 100: the definitive list of the restaurants that are pushing Londoners’ buttons right now. Who made it to the top? Find out here…