Eat Out to Help Out Restaurants

Eat Out to Help Out restaurants are widespread up and down the country, so you’re sure to be able to find a local eatery participating in the government scheme. With big name chains like Nando’s and Wagamama leading the charge, plenty of smaller independent places have also signed up to the initiative, so that whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find the perfect spot for a cheap bite to eat in August.

Updated on 07 August 2020

The government announced the Eat Out to Help Out restaurants scheme in July, to help bolster the hospitality industry’s return to normality (or the 2020 version of normality) post lockdown. The initiative allows Eat Out to Help Out restaurants to sign up for the scheme which then means they can offer diners up to 50% off their bill. For the consumer, this means we are all able to use government-issued vouchers to get up to £10 off a meal in a café, restaurant or bar during the whole of August, when eating out on a Monday, Tuesday or a Wednesday. If £10 equates for less than half of any one diner’s bill, the customer will be required to pay the remaining balance, but households can dine out together using a voucher per head. This means a family of four are able to enjoy a meal which would normally cost £80 for £40, or if the meal came to £100, the party of four would have to pay £60.

Any Eat Out to Help Out restaurants we list are detailed below, to give you a quick-fire introduction to where is offering the discount. If you’d like more information on any – including each restaurant’s new COVID safety measures – please click through to read the full review. If you’d like to narrow down by area you can use our tick boxes on the main restaurant search to find Eat Out to Help Out restaurants near you.

For all the details on the Help Out to Eat Out scheme you can keep up to date with any developments through our frequently-updated article here.

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

44 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8DP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
New Street Grill

New Street Grill

16a New Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4TR

£50 - £79
Steak
Cantina del Ponte

Cantina del Ponte

The Butlers Wharf Building, 36c Shad Thames, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2YE

Cantina Del Ponte is a welcoming, traditional trattoria by the Thames, offering everything from quick bites to longer, relaxed dinners. Guests are greeted by an enormous Italian marketplace mural, along with black and white tiles to merge the traditional trattoria vibe with that of the bustling capital. Head chef Romildo Tricarico, hailing from Veneto, spent his early years mastering his fresh pasta skills at the Giovanni Rana family restaurant. His cooking style is heavily influenced by traditional Italian home-style family cooking. 

Visits to Cantina Del Ponte start with the likes of an Aperol Spritz or Negroni, or stylish mocktails for any non-drinkers. As one might expect, Nocellara olives and focaccia are on hand to feed hungry mouths while eyes examine the menu. Antipasti celebrate Italian classics, such as calamari, nduja meatballs, arancini, burrata or beef carpaccio, alongside house creations, like the bruschetta di Cantina: tomato, basil and stracciatella atop crunchy bread. 

Following a traditional structure, mains are separated into primi and secondi. The primi selection showcases classics like mushroom risotto, lobster tagliolini, gnocchi, wild boar ragu, seafood linguini, lasagne and pumpkin and ricotta ravioli. Those who filled up on bread will have to make room for the equally delightful secondi, including grilled spatchcock baby chicken, lamb rump, salmon fillet, veal or pan-fried cod. For cheese lovers, there is spaghetti cacio e pepe (the simplest of sauces, consisting primarily of pasta water) with black truffle, served in a wheel of pecorino. 

Following the style of the rest of the menu, desserts include traditional staples like tiramisu, pannacotta ai fruitti di bosco, house gelato or the house cheese selection. 

The wine list has a truly broad range of Italian by the bottle or glass, including fruity Sicilian whites and dry Sardinian entries, as well as punch Puglian reds, champagnes and dessert wine to round off the meal nicely. 

£30 - £49
Italian
Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen - St Paul's

10 Bread Street, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 9AJ

£50 - £79
Bars
International
London House by Gordon Ramsay

London House by Gordon Ramsay

9 Battersea Square, Battersea, London, SW11 3RA

£30 - £49
Modern European
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – Park Walk

Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – Park Walk

11 Park Walk, Chelsea, London, SW10 0AJ

£50 - £79
North American
Modern European
Sushi
Steak
Burgers
Bolton

Bolton's

Bolton House, 13 Cullum Street, Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 7JJ

If you have grown tired of the London restaurant scene’s need to constantly outdo itself with ever zanier concepts and oh-so-modern dishes (deconstructed Earl Grey cheesecake, anyone?), consider Bolton’s for your next meal out - a resolutely traditional restaurant which will embrace you like a warm hug from an old friend.

Found in the heart of the City of London, the subterranean dining room at Bolton’s is joyfully old-school, complete with a deep red carpet, tables dressed with white tablecloths and oil paintings depicting historical figures or pastoral scenes. While the space feels quintessentially British, the focus of the kitchen is actually Italian cuisine - fastidiously sourced produce lies at the core of the a la carte, which is replete with staple Italian dishes that in some instances, have been given contemporary updates.

The offering kicks off with breakfast, served from 8am, when early risers can tuck into a full English (vegetarian and vegan versions available), eggs any style or toasted baps filled with the likes of bacon and sausage. For the more virtuous, there is smashed avocado on toast, which can be washed down with a freshly blitzed smoothie.

Later in the day, the a la carte takes centre stage, offering a whole host of comforting Italian fare. Begin with starters such as deep-fried calamari or scallops topped with bacon and spinach, before moving on to indulgent pasta dishes such as lobster linguine or pappardelle topped with meatballs, tomato sauce and a touch of cream. Carnivorous types meanwhile, can enjoy veal, beef or chicken cooked various ways, padded out with side orders of sauteed mushrooms or a mixed leaf salad.

Bolton’s wine menu is lengthy, but well considered, featuring bottles sourced from across Italy, as well as varieties from Spain, France and Portugal. For those who don’t fancy wine, there are spirits, brandies and non-alcoholic juices.

£50 - £79
Italian
Le Pont de la Tour

Le Pont de la Tour

Butlers Wharf, 36d Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

Located right next to Tower Bridge, Le Pont De La Tour is not just a restaurant, but also a bar, shop, wine merchant and bakery. Occupying the spacious ground floor of a warehouse building right by the edge of the Thames, this stylish venue is unsurprisingly home to some seriously stylish cuisine. 

Starters here tease what is to come with the likes of velouté, Devon crab with brown shrimp cocktail or foie gras with ceps, spiced plum preserve and toasted brioche. These dishes send a clear message: unpretentious French fine dining. For seafood lovers there are oysters from Mersea, Porthilly or Colchester, served with the traditional mignonette, as well as lobster, crevettes or cherrystone clams. Increasing in decadence still, we see four choices of caviar, served with sour cream and blinis. 

Main courses at Le Pont De La Tour's restaurant are again simple and elegant. Choose from lobster, sea bass, Dover sole, chicken, duck, pork, beef or cauliflower, each prepared in a traditional French manner but with modern updates. The Lake District pork cutlet, for example, comes with plum compote, seared lardo and red wine sauce, while the roasted lobster comes with garlic butter and sauce choron. For a romantic evening, or simply two guests who agree to share, there is a whole flame-grilled Cornish Turbot with hollandaise, or a 750g dry-aged Cumbrian fillet of beef with fries and béarnaise sauce.

Guests can round off their riverside revelry with French classics like crêpes Suzette, a selection of cheeses or, for a more simple dessert, house sorbet. There are extremely reasonably priced two and three course set menus for those not wanting to break the bank, and a children's menu too. The wine list doesn't focus entirely on France, although it is the epicentre, with plenty of red, white, rosé, sparkling and fortified options to accompany the food. 

£30 - £49
French
Butlers Wharf Chop House

Butlers Wharf Chop House

36e Shad Thames, London, SE1 2YE

Restaurant group D&D London are determined to bring back the great British chophouse with this addition to Bermondsey’s already-strong dining scene. Overlooking the River Thames, the ethos behind Butlers Wharf Chophouse harks back to a time where meat took centre stage, portions were hearty and provenance was placed at the fore.  

Heading up the grill is head chef Behzad Gotla (previously at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze) who shares the restaurant’s long-standing commitment to great British produce, local suppliers and great-tasting grills. The meat-centric restaurant serves larger cuts made for sharing, and which are cooked over charcoal grills, in josper ovens or on spit roasts. All its meat is sourced from rare-breed dairy cattle that are raised in East Anglia and dry-aged for a minimum of 35 to 40 days before being butchered in house. Each cut can be served alongside a selection of sauces (hello bone marrow and red wine jus) and sides including triple-cooked chips and mac ‘n’ cheese.  

Elsewhere, there are plenty of classic British favourites including a cheeseburger, steak and ale pudding, chicken, leek and mushroom pie and BBQ pork ribs. While the dessert menu is a homage to great British puddings, including a bourbon and coke sticky toffee pudding. Butlers Wharf Chophouse also does roasts on Sundays which must be ordered by a minimum of four people – sharing is caring after all.  

Don’t miss a selection of house cocktails, including a Gardener’s Negroni scented with rosemary, or a Melon Blossom made with peach and orange blossom vodka, lemonade and dried peach. There’s also an extensive wine list that features a range of affordable and fine wines and available by the glass, carafe or bottle.  

Diners can gawk at views of Tower Bridge while they eat, while the décor inside offers a definite nautical theme with wooden surfaces representing boat decking.  

£50 - £79
Modern European
British
Avenue

Avenue

7-9 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1EE

Avenue is a modern British brasserie in the heart of London St James’s and part of the D&D restaurant collection. With an all-day offering that spans lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts, diners can head here for modern plates cooked with seasonal British ingredients. Leading the kitchen is Michelin-trained Rudi Warner, who was appointed Head Chef in 2021 and who previously worked at Blueprint Café (also D&D owned).  

Warner’s classical training can be seen in his menu, where familiar flavours are given a contemporary twist to bring something new and creative to Avenue. From the a la carte menu, expect the likes of Jerusalem artichoke soup with truffled cheese toastie, roast Organic duck breast with confit duck, a potato cake, radicchio and sherry jus and caramelised ‘eggy bread’ with malted barley ice cream. There’s also a set lunch and pre-theatre menu available from Tuesday to Friday, which are both a steal.  

Relax with a lazy two or three-course brunch on Saturdays, choosing from eggs benedict made with honey roast ham, poached Arlington White egg, muffin and hollandaise, steak frites with bearnaise and paprika French fries or pancakes with blueberry compote and crème fraiche to finish. While on Sundays, guests can dine on a whopping multiple-course roast accompanied by live blues music. If you want, add bottomless bubbles with both brunch or a roast to make it a weekend to remember.  

The 112-cover restaurant is a smart and glamorous room centred around a decanting bar, above which hangs a chandelier made of wine glasses. It’s an impressive place to grab a drink from its extensive cocktail and wine list. Avenue also boasts a separate bar that’s a popular destination for pre-dinner or after-work drinks, as well as a comfy lounge area for larger groups. Sip on a signature gin and tonic or a contemporary cocktail – there are plenty to choose from.  

£30 - £49
British
Fiume

Fiume

Circus West Village, Sopwith Way, London, SW8 5BN

Italian restaurant Fiume is the brainchild of restaurant group D&D London and Italian chef Francesco Mazzei. Located right on the bank of the river Thames (Fiume is Italian for River, after all), this stylish yet relaxed spot can be found in Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village serving rustic southern Italian fare. Francesco has created a menu inspired by the food of his homeland – wholesome, hearty and authentic - and using only the freshest Mediterranean ingredients. While Francesco oversees the restaurant, the kitchen is led by head chef Pasquale Cossolino, with both chefs hailing from the same region in southern Italy. 

The décor is designed by Macaulay Sinclair, who’s also the brains behind the likes of Hawksmoor and Dishoom. Natural materials such as oak, stone and marble create a calm yet stylish setting, with injections of colour coming from blue upholstery and artwork on the walls. Warm-toned hanging lights add to the naturally bright interiors while a large, open wine case showcases its strong collection. On warmer days, diners can take in the views of the Thames on the alfresco piazza, which is decked out with terracotta pots and lemon and olive trees.  

Expect a crowd-pleasing menu focussed on Italian classics. Cicchetti and antipasti takes the form of scallop with honey and 'nduja, and fried calamari with tropea onion and chilli jam. The ‘primi’ course includes spaghetti cacio e pepe with truffle, and tagliatelle with Welsh lamb ragout, mint and pecorino, all made with daily-made pasta. While ‘secondi’ includes grilled sea bass with tenderstem broccoli and mash potatoes or spicy fregola, mussels and cannellini beans. For something more laid-back, there are plenty of pizzas topped with an array of inspired toppings. And dessert features new takes on Italian favourites, such as vanilla pannacotta with coffee and staranise sauce. There is a child-friendly menu available, too, as well as a changing seasonal menu, focussed on white truffle, for example.  

From the drink's menu, there is a strong selection of negronis and signature cocktails, as well as Italian wines, beers, aperitifs and digestifs.  

£30 - £49
Italian
Bread Street Kitchen Southwark

Bread Street Kitchen Southwark

47-51 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0BS

What was once Gordon Ramsay’s Union Street Cafe has been given a new lease of life under the famous chef’s Bread Street Kitchen brand.

Bread Street Kitchen Southwark (there are also sites in St Paul’s and Ealing) is an industrial-chic space, featuring imposing columns, exposed ceiling pipes and large floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the space with natural light. Guests can choose to sit at dark wood tables or cosy up on curved mustard yellow banquettes, while perusing the menu of globally inspired dishes.

The menu at Bread Street Kitchen is divided up between snacks, starters, salads, mains, meats cooked on a charcoal grill, sides and desserts. You can expect to find some dishes that have become synonymous with the Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Group, such as the famed beef wellington with truffle brie mashed potato, alongside a few seasonal options and dishes exclusive to this location.

Begin your meal with the likes of chilli-glazed prawn skewers with pineapple chutney and lime or roasted pepper and tomato soup with creme fraiche and chive. Next up, take your pick from the list of mains such as roasted cod or a butter chicken and cashew nut curry, or enjoy meats cooked on a charcoal grill - 10oz dry-aged ribeye steak perhaps, or maybe grilled spatchcocked poussin with chimichurri sauce. Vegetarian and vegan diners are not an afterthought either, with plant-based options including spiced barbecue glazed aubergine with a pepper, tomato and herb salad.

To round things off, choose from a tempting selection of sweet treats: chocolate fondant with salted caramel ice cream and pineapple and melon carpaccio are just two possibilities. If you prefer liquid afters, instead peruse Bread Street’s list of house made cocktails or treat yourself to a glass of Champagne.

Come the weekend, head here for Saturday brunch or a slap-up roast on Sundays.

£30 - £49
Mediterranean
Bars
Italian
14 Hills

14 Hills

120 Fenchurch Street, City of London, London, EC3M 5BA

Named for its lofty location 14 floors above street level, this new high-rise restaurant promises spectacular views of the London skyline, as well as a modern British menu designed by former executive chef of Bar Boulud, Thomas Piat.

Located in the heart of the City, this latest venture from D&D (the unstoppable restaurant group behind Blueprint Cafe, 100 Wardour Street, Coq d’Argent and Le Pont de la Tour, to name but a few) takes its interiors inspiration from the public roof garden crowning the new office building, along with English terraces, roof gardens and courtyards more generally.

This translates to a lush central canopy of evergreen plants and seasonal climbers, plus mature trees, shrubs and several large pergolas dotted around the place in what appears to be a determined bid to rival the top-spot garden upstairs.

Award-winning interior designers Robert Angell Design International needn’t fret too much though, since 14 Hills comes with a distinct advantage over the roof garden: its kitchen. Piat’s all-day menu includes a range of modern British dishes cooked with French flair, from business breakfasts right through to leisurely dinners spent enjoying the views of some of the capital’s most eye-catching landmarks (though City workers in a rush on weekdays will be glad of the fast-serve deli counter).

Those looking for beautiful vistas on weekends are catered for too, thanks to Saturday brunch and Sunday roast menus, the contents of which have yet to be shared.

14 Hills isn’t just a dining destination though, thanks to the bar which puts cocktails at the fore. The extensive selection will include classics, signature serves and modern interpretations of old favourites, many of which will be crafted from in-house ingredients, while wine enthusiasts can choose from a list of interesting wines curated by the on-hand sommeliers.

£50 - £79
British
Terra Terra

Terra Terra

120 Finchley Road, Finchley, London, NW3 5JB

If there’s one thing better than a brand new Italian restaurant, it’s a brand new Italian restaurant that’s open all day, and we mean all day. With fresh Italian coffee available from 6.30am and freshly-baked goods from the on-site bakery making an appearance from 7.30am, early birds and commuters will have no excuse to travel hungry from north London to wherever they’re headed.

Inspired by the bustling food markets of Bologna and Florence, Terra Terra’s focus will be on melding traditional Italian dishes with modern recipes to create simple food that epitomises the rich flavours of the cuisine. The owners have also pledged to use only locally-sourced ingredients from trusted suppliers who have cultivated and nurtured their land for generations, so diners can be sure of the freshest produce on their plates.

The menu is simple but enticing, with typical dishes such as cacio e pepe arancini, fennel sausage pizette with roasted peppers and chilli oil, and pea and courgette risotto appearing alongside more innovative creations including crab macaroni with chilli and samphire, and lamb ragu with casarecce and pangrattato. There will also be sandwiches and lighter bites for lunch. Traditionalists will love the desserts on offer, which include ricotta cannolo, and Amalfi lemon posset with fennel and almond biscotti.

Come evening, the two-floor restaurant, conveniently located opposite Finchley Road station, will transform from a trendy bakery/café-restaurant to a space for great cocktails. Overseen by award-winning mixologist Walter Pintus (formerly of The Mandrake, the Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and The Conduit), the list will feature a range of exciting concoctions. During summer months, guests seeking tranquillity can take advantage of the outdoor space, which takes the form of a private terrace that’s nicely tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Finchley Road.

£30 - £49
Italian
Wine Bars
Bluebird

Bluebird

350 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UU

One of the D&D group's more relaxed, family-friendly ventures, Bluebird is a spacious neighbourhood restaurant on the King's Road with a large outdoor terrace. Boasting a more chilled-out café and courtyard on the ground floor and a more refined restaurant and bar on the first floor, this is the perfect setting for almost any type of gathering.

Bluebird's restaurant offers a delightful range of modern European dishes, with enough choice to suit any palate. Starters dart around the continent and further afield, from caviar blinis with creme fraiche and chives, beef tartare and duck liver terrine to Brindisa Iberico Paleta, to burrata with Panzanella salad, to crispy duck salad with Chinese leaf and Thai dressing. Mains similarly celebrate a breadth of cuisines. Highlights include Kerala monkfish curry with rice and chapatis, lobster spaghetti, halibut with roasted salsify, salty fingers and brown butter hollandaise, lamb rump with bbq carrot purée, yoghurt, sumac and lovage oil or aged British grass-fed sirloin with onion purée, bone marrow and triple cooked chips. Guests can add the likes of charred hispi cabbage or truffle mash, as well as sauces such as peppercorn, bone marrow or smoked mayonnaise. 

For a more casual visit, there is also a weekend brunch menu, offering classics like eggs Benedict, Florentine or Royal, French toast with streaky bacon, wild blueberries and whipped creme fraiche, or dill-cured Loch Duart salmon with mustard and Danish rye bread. These actually appear as starters rather than simply breakfast options, and are followed by similar mains to the a la carte menu, with the addition of a bone marrow beef burger with cheddar, caramelised onions and chips. Sunday lunch is also available, offering either 40-day aged sirloin or Gloucester Old Spot pork belly, each served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, seasonal vegetables and horseradish. 

Desserts include hot chocolate cake, tonka bean and salted caramel baked Alaska or a selection of British cheeses. The wine list matches the food menu: a perfect balance impressive and accessible. 

£50 - £79
International
Orrery

Orrery

55 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5RB

Orrery is not just an award-winning French restaurant tucked away in the heart of Marylebone. It is also a luxury grocery, and has a bar and terrace, to offer guests a truly special visit. Huge arched windows bathe the indoor restaurant with light, offering diners a view of the outdoors from the comfort of their table. The terrace is all-season, with an awning and heaters for the winter months, and a panoramic view of the night sky in summer. For those who can't visit, Orrery also offers home kits, so everyone can experience its culinary delights. Head chef Igor Tymchyschyn shows his expertise and Michelin-starred background with every dish, each careful created to celebrate its components, and plated in such a way as to truly show them off.

The evening a la carte menu presents guests with up to date, modern takes on French cuisine, resulting in broader, modern European fare. Traditional French dishes appear in the starters, but with playful additions, such as the confit duck with foie gras ravioli and Madeira consommé. Season, warming dishes populate the mains, with the likes of wild mushroom risotto with autumn truffle, or fillet of turbot with artichoke purée and caramelised endive.

Guests can finish their visit with coconut panna cotta with passion fruit and Champagne jelly, Bakewell tart, Manjari chocolate cremeux or a selection of farmhouse cheese. Sweet wine and port flights are also available. 

The terrace is the perfect place for a cocktail or glass of Champagne with friends or colleagues. The list of classic cocktails is truly extensive, ensuring that all palates are satisfied, while the 23-page wine list offers bottles from almost every country, as well as a perfectly sufficient selection of wine by the glass for those wanting to mix things up. Orrery also boasts a private dining room that seats up to 16. 

£50 - £79
French
Sartoria

Sartoria

20 Savile Row, London, W1S 3PR

Sartoria is a swanky Italian restaurant in the heart of Mayfair, brought to London by the D&D restaurant collection and with renowned chef Francesco Mazzei at the helm as Chef Patron. It serves an all-day dining menu inspired by Francesco’s home region and the surrounding areas of Italy, bringing a slice of his home country to this elegant part of the city.  

Inside, the restaurant reflects the Italian heritage of the food. Sartoria heralds cutting design by acclaimed designer David d’Almada who wanted to evoke the romance and the glamour of 20th century Italy. Circular leather booth seats create cosy corners within the restaurant to evoke a sense of privacy, while neutral tones, comfortable seating and white tablecloths bring a sense of plush luxury to the room. The restaurant also boasts a heated terrace, destination bar, cicchetti counter, two private dining rooms and wine cellar. 

Looking at the menu shows that Mazzei isn’t afraid of simplicity with guests able to start with antipasti such as burrata, fennel and oranges or salami with buffalo mozzarella and nduja bruschetta. For the ‘primi’ course, there’s saffron risotto with roasted pigeon and spaghetti carbonara – because everyone loves a classic. For ‘secondi’, try home-cured black cod with liquorice, veal Milanese and wild turbot with clams, capers and tomato confit. To finish, insist on zabaglione.  

This is an all-day affair remember, so swing by for brunch served every Saturday from 12pm, where you can feast on the likes of smoked salmon with burrata and salsa verde or eggs with nduja and roasted peppers. There is also a four-course set menu that includes homemade tortellini and lemon basil panna cotta if you're feeling indecisive.   

A seriously impressive wine list from regions all over Italy will have you spoilt for choice, as will the series of Disaronno cocktails, perfect for a pre or post-dinner tipple.  

£50 - £79
Italian
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German Gymnasium

German Gymnasium

1 King’s Boulevard, King's Cross, London, N1C 4BU

As the first ever purpose-built gymnasium in England, the German Gymnasium is steeped in history. Since its construction in 1865 for the German Gymnastics Society, the building has become home to a sophisticated restaurant, two bars and an outdoor terrace. Located in the heart of King's Cross, this venue is right at the heart of London's bustling epicentre. Spearheaded by executive chef Bjoern Wassmuth, the upstairs and more refined restaurant offers broad menus with Mittel-European classics.

Explore German cruising with a view of King’s Cross, starting with warming German options such as Bayrischer Wurstsalat (smoked pork sausage, gherkins, red onions, cheddar, chives and mustard dressing), Black Forest ham, goulash with beef onion, potato, peppers and sour cream, or herring “Hausfrauenart” with onion, apple and rye. Meatless starters are available, including burrata with squash and autumn leaves, vegan schnitzel or crushed avocado and crispy jalapeno balls.

Sausage connoisseurs can choose from four options, ranging from currywurst to Kasekrainer (smoked and grilled cheese pork sausage), each served with the ideal sides. Schnitzel, hot dogs and burgers are also available. Aside from this, mains include house fish and chips, tiger prawns in curry leaf and coconut milk or native breed grass-fed ribeye with bearnaise, peppercorn or red wine jus.

As one might expect from a German eatery, desserts are dangerously decadent. Guests can finish their meal indulgently with a Mont Blanc tart, warm apple strudel or Black Forest gateau, just to name a few. Those looking to save can enjoy a very reasonable two or three-course set menu. The drinks menu matches the food, with plenty of choices for all palates, alongside an excellent beer selection available in one or two pint portions. For any visitors who want to double down on a day of indulgence, cigars are also for sale. Regardless of the occasion, the German Gymnasium has what you need, right in the heart of London.

 

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
German
Madison

Madison

One New Change, London, EC4M 9AF

Playful menus, glamorous cocktails and killer views of St Paul's - Madison really has it all. Visitors to the penthouse restaurant can enjoy small plates and grilled treats, while those who venture onto the roof terrace can survey the city from a unique vantage point over cocktails with live music and DJs for good measure. 

Madison caters to all types of gatherings, from quick catch-ups to full-blown parties. Start things off with Oscietra caviar blinis, salmon ceviche tacos, beef tartare, burrata or United States classics like chicken and cornbread waffles. Mains will delight those of the meat, fish or vegetable persuasions equally, with a choice of grilled steaks, whole lobster or wild mushrooms with crispy polenta, salsa verde and parmesan. The decadence continues when it comes to the sides, such as thick-cut beef dripping chips or roast garlic and taleggio bread. Desserts finish things off beautifully with the likes of cookie dough, creme brulee, Mississippi mud pie or a spiced apple spring roll.

In true New York-style, there is of course a brunch menu on the weekend. Lavish staples from across the pond include steak and eggs, maple brioche french toast, lobster Benedict and mushroom and potato hash with smoked chilli dressing. Those not looking for a full meal can choose from a range of American-style bar snacks, including buttermilk fried chicken or a shellfish platter. 

A panoramic view like this goes extremely well with a glass of bubbly, and Madison has a selection of just that by the glass, as well as a separate Tattinger menu. House cocktails here are truly creative. Try the Dream-Catcher made with Ketel One Peach, orange blossom, butterflypea tea, Supasawa and elderflower foam, or the Slope Side consisting of Casamigos white tequila, Boudier ginger liquor, mandarin syrup and lemon. If these cocktails aren't quite luxurious enough, the Deluxe Pornstar Martini comes with white chocolate angel wings, Rosé champagne, 24k edible gold, Sauvelle vodka, passionfruit, egg white, vanilla and apple. 

£50 - £79
Modern European
Quaglino

Quaglino's

16 Bury Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6AJ

Quaglino's, which finds itself tidily tucked away in St James, oozes glamour, offering diners modern European cuisine with top-shelf cocktails. Head chef Jack Smith devises punchy, fresh dishes using seasonal ingredients, while Ivan innovates and the drinks team innovate behind the bar. Thanks to this combination of team and setting, the result is something that truly everyone can enjoy, whether they are looking for somewhere to catch up over a cocktail or celebrate a milestone. 

The only way to start an evening in a space this stylish is with oysters and/or caviar, and a glass of Champagne which is available by the glass or bottle. Those staying for a full dinner have a treat ahead of them. Starters showcase Jack Smith's expertise with options like parsnip velouté with whipped mascarpone, winter truffle and confit chestnuts, or smoked duck and pear salad with red endive and kumquat jam. Slow-cooked Gloucester Old Spot pork belly with spiced carrot and black garlic will delight meat-eaters, while the burnt butter confit halibut will satisfy any seafood lovers. Vegans aren't left out here and can choose from saffron risotto with baby turnips or gnocchi with roast pumpkin, oyster mushrooms and kale crisps. Guests can finish their meal with a choice of desserts, including mulled apples and pears with white chocolate mousse and cinnamon crumble or gingerbread creme brulee with sugared cranberries and mascarpone. 

The team are well aware how good of a date spot this is, and offer two-person sharing dishes to accommodate couples, including a 1.3 kilo chargrilled Tomahawk, Loch Duarte salmon wellington, chargrilled chateaubriand or braised beef short rib with gratin dauphinoise, wild mushrooms and winter truffle. 

When describing Quaglino's, it would be a crime not to mention the live music, as it is the perfect accompaniment to the excellent food on offer. 

£50 - £79
Modern European
Coq d

Coq d'Argent

1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ

Aside from having one of our favourite addresses ever (No.1 Poultry), Coq D'Argent is a luxurious space in the heart of the City of London, boasting a chic bar, lavish restaurant and stunning roof terrace. The menu is spearheaded by head chef Damien Rigollet, with the award-winning wine list coming from head sommelier Giuseppe Iacona.

The restaurant itself is an elegant, refined space, with white tablecloths and discreet but attentive staff. The bar, meanwhile, is a more relaxed setting, ideal for a post-work drink with a colleague or catch-up with a friend. Finally, the terrace and garden offer stellar views of the London skyline, with alfresco dining all year thanks to blankets and heaters.

Those looking to dine on a budget can enjoy the extremely reasonable set menu, which offers three courses for under £40. Options mainly consist of French staples including snails with garlic and parsley butter, comte tart and creme brulee. For more decadent options, diners can opt for the a la carte menu, which features more global entries such as teriyaki glazed octopus or falafel with violet artichoke salad. Seafood lovers can indulge with Colchester rock oysters or bouquet prawns, while caviar connoisseurs can enjoy Baerii, Oscietra or even Beluga, which comes with Taittinger "Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs" 2005. 

For earlier visits, there is an excellent brunch menu. Diners can start their day with a Bloody Mary, Mimosa, Espresso or Aperol Spritz, before tucking into the likes of crab toast, eggs Royale Benedict, potato rostis, artisanal sausage and macaroons. The 38-page wine list is truly something to behold, offering grapes from all over the world at varying price levels. There is also an impressive range of sparkling, fortified and sweet wines, as well as a separate list of Taittinger Champagne, including a 2007 'Comtes de Champagne'.

£50 - £79
French
Skylon

Skylon

Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8XX

Skylon is situated on the third floor Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank, with panoramic across the River Thames that are only enhanced by the floor to ceiling windows. Skylon is a D&D restaurant that combines a beautiful setting with impressive views, a stylish grill and a destination bar. 

The venue takes its name from the famous Skylon landmark that was built in celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain and embraces its UK namesake by using seasonal British produce throughout its dishes.

The restaurant serves up modern European cuisine and is open for lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and weekend brunch.  

 

£50 - £79
British
Bluebird Café White City

Bluebird Café White City

101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FR

You might be familiar with Bluebird’s original café in Chelsea on the iconic King’s Road, which became known for delivering best of British fare amidst glamourous interiors (like every other D&D venue). But 2018 marked the beginning of the Bluebird Café expansion when it opened another restaurant in W12, pitching its nails in what was formerly the Television Centre. Diners can expect the familiar buzz and charm of its original site, with the White City restaurant offering an all-day drinking and dining menu in chic surroundings.  

In the morning, the café terrace is the perfect place to enjoy everything from a power breakfast to a leisurely work lunch. It serves a dedicated eggs menu from 11am to 5pm every day, so customers are never without the option of avocado and poached eggs on toast. While other everyday staples take inspiration from global cuisine, everything from salads to curries, burgers, fish and chips, pasta and more. Starters might feature tamarind chicken with spring onion and sesame seeds, or burrata with beetroot and candied walnuts. While salads include the likes of a tuna poke bowl and a classic Caesar salad. Main courses include flat iron steak with chimichurri, watercress and fries, the Bluebird cheeseburger and butter chicken curry, while desserts are traditional and crowd-pleasing: think chocolate brownie with honeycomb ice cream.  

On weekends, Bluebird Café serves a specific brunch menu which features a select collection of all its classic dishes, with the addition of eggs benedict, florentine and royal.  

In the evenings Bluebird Café transforms from a relaxed café into a restaurant and bar, where guests can unwind over wine and cocktails or have dinner with friends. There is a strong list of cocktails on offer, from aperitifs to Bluebird signatures, along with a lengthy international wine list which includes a number of organic bottles.  

Interiors are stylish and chic, featuring geometric-patterned furniture and wallpaper, a pink bar at one end of the restaurant decked out with green bar stools, burgundy leather booths and a bright atmosphere suited to its all-day offering.  

£30 - £49
Modern European
International
Paternoster Chop House

Paternoster Chop House

35 Old Bailey, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 7AU

Paternoster Chop House sits in the heart of the City of London, next to St Paul's and the Old Bailey, offering diners luxurious British cuisine, house cocktails and an extensive wine list. As the name suggests, Paternoster is bringing back the spirit of the great British Chop House, with hearty meat and fish dishes cooked over coals and on spit roasts, and served alongside classic sides.

Though there are vegetarian dishes on the menu too, Paternoster Chop House focuses heavily on sourcing the best meat and fish from around the British isles. Fish are sourced from day boat fishermen, and all meat is butchered in-house, with every part of the animal used in different dishes. The Chop House is also a great place to come during game season, when venison, wild boar and various game birds all appear on the menu with classic trimmings.

Guests can snack on oysters with lemon and shallot vinaigrette, rarebreed pork sausage rolls or truffle roasted nuts while they peruse the menu, and there is a lot to peruse. Starters introduce the running theme of celebrating British produce with dishes like chilled pea soup or Severn Valley smoked salmon. These may seem dainty for a chop house, but that's to ensure there is plenty of room for lavish mains like roasted chicken supreme with pickled shimeji mushrooms, Paternoster steak and or dayboat haddock and chips.

The main event, however, is of course the charcoal grill, which turns out grass-fed ribeye, fillet and sirloin steaks, as well as sharing cuts like chateaubriand, porterhouse and tomahawk. All your favourite sauces are available too, and you can add tiger prawns to make it a surf 'n' turf. Sides include the likes of triple cooked chips, minted peas and creamed spinach, and desserts like sticky toffee pudding, Cambridge burnt cream and blood orange cheesecake don't disappoint either.  

Meanwhile, the stunning oak and marble bar is a great spot to relax and enjoy a huge selection of wines, beers and Tattinger champagne cocktails, including the Paternoster Royal (Tanqueray gin, citrus, strawberry, mint, Tattinger champagne) or the Zen Garden (Toki whiskey, Campari, Mandarine Napoleon liqueur, honey, Tattinger champagne). The bar also boasts an extensive collection of over 40 premium single malt whiskies.

£50 - £79
British
Plateau Restaurant

Plateau Restaurant

4th Floor, Canada Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5ER

You can find Plateau Restaurant high up in Canada Place in Canary Wharf, boasting unparalleled views of the capital. French cuisine is on show here, alongside a wide range of Champagnes and global wines. The stylish interiors offer guests an intimate yet spacious setting for their meal, with the bonus of the occasional glimpse into the adjoining kitchen. 

A la carte options start off with the likes of seared Orkney scallops with sand carrot Escabeche and lemongrass bisque, cep velouté with winter truffle Pangritata or seaweed-cured salmon with cucumber, horseradish and dill. With tastebuds teased, the mains offer an impressive choice of meat, seafood and vegetable dishes, including Vadouvan-crusted venison loin with blackberries and sloe gin, braised Halibut with herb spatzle and girolles or harissa roasted cauliflower with coconut dal respectively. Desserts include decadent delights like dark chocolate cremeux with sesame and raspberry sorbet, creme brulee or a selection of cheese and crackers with fruit chutney. There is also a very reasonable three-course set menu, with separate vegetarian pricing. 

On weekends, there is a brunch menu offering traditional dishes like eggs Benedict, Florentine and Royale, which sit alongside Plateau's starter options. Following this, guests can enjoy some more relaxed lunch-style dishes like fish and chips, a buttermilk chicken burger or braised beef cheek with smoked pomme purée and celeriac. 

The wine list is truly something to behold, with a plethora of predominantly French choices in the red and white department (mostly by the bottle). Cocktails include classics like a negroni, espresso martini or old fashioned, alongside sparkling options like a champagne cocktail or elder bubbles. A range of global bottles from Asahi to Meantime should suit most beer drinkers, and for non-drinkers, there are some playful mocktails. 

Plateau is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner in the sky, with an up-to-date menu of contemporary and more traditional French cuisine. 

£50 - £79
French
100 Wardour St (Restaurant & Club)

100 Wardour St (Restaurant & Club)

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Nestled in the heart of Soho, 100 Wardour St finds itself at the heart of eating, drinking and socialising in the capital. With so many facets, from the restaurant and club to bar and lounge, this is a venue that can cater to any occasion, from a quick drink and catch-up with a friend, to an extravagant dinner. The Restaurant & Bar offers cocktails, an a la carte menu, very reasonable set menus and live music, so it really isn’t to be missed.

Kicking things off with cocktails, guests can enjoy the likes of the Floral Fizz, consisting of Prosecco laced with Ketel One vodka, Belsazar Rose Vermouth and lavender, or ‘Spice Up Your Life’, made with Don Julio Reposado, passion fruit and chilli.

Moving to edible options, guests can soak up their cocktails with rosemary and focaccia while they examine the menu. Starters pull from a variety of cuisines, including a mezze plate piled with beetroot hummus, vine leaves, falafel, wild wheat tabbouleh, smoked aubergine and grilled flatbread. Seafood lovers can start things off with crab cannelloni, which comes with samphire, sea beet and lemongrass veloute. Mains include delights like confit Cornish harissa cod with paprika, baby squid and curried borlotti beans, lamb shank tagine, or celeriac and cauliflower risotto with black truffle and pickled mushrooms.

For those dining in twos, there are sharing options such as the house paella with chicken, king prawns, squid, mussels and saffron aioli, or a smoked aubergine version for vegetarians. True meat lovers can share a dry-aged Chateaubriand with chips, broccoli and peppercorn sauce.

Desserts include a mouthwatering warm apple cake with apple sorbet, oat crumble and candied apple. All of this appears alongside an impressive selection of Champagne and sparkling wine to make the evening truly special. Set menus are available, as well as brunch on Saturdays, and there is live music on Thursday to Saturday.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Dinner by Heston has been one of London's most in-demand bookings since it opened in 2011, and the appetite for Heston's wild sensory creations shows little sign of abating. Dinner was initially headed up by Ashley Palmer-Watts, but Jon Miles-Bowring has been head chef since 2019 with Palmer-Watts left.

Nestled inside one of London's most opulent hotels, and the Dinner by Heston dining room is certainly a sight to behold. The dining room is subtle and elegant, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing ample natural light. A glass wall separates the kitchen and dining room, so diners can see the chefs at work and also, the unique pulley system that operates the open-fire and spit - a design lifted straight from the 16th century. Ivory walls are adorned with custom-made porcelain wall sconces in the shape of antique jelly moulds - another detail that brings Dinner by Heston's historical connections round full circle.

The menu follows a similar tack, with many dishes based on historical British dishes from the Tudor period and beyond. The kitchen at Dinner works with food historians and the British Library to make sure dishes are accurate to the history. The 'meat fruit' for example, is based on a recipe from the 1300s, but Dinner brings it into the modern day by creating a chicken liver mousse with mandarin jelly that looks exactly like an orange. Other dishes include 'Rice and Flesh' - almond, saffron, veal sweetbread and smoked eel, 'Frumenty' - octopus, spelt, smoked sea broth, pickled dulse and lovage, and 'Salmon Dressed in Champagne' with buttered leek, parsley, caviar and seaweed. 

Desserts follow a similar vibe, with the brown bread ice cream and a superb cheese board also proving popular.

Over £80
British
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Rotunda

Rotunda

Kings Place, 90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG

£30 - £49
Steak
British
Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

Lucky Cat by Gordon Ramsay

10 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JP

This Asian eating house is the brainchild of TV chef Gordon Ramsay, and replaces his much-loved Maze Mayfair, which operated for 14 years. 

Inspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo, Lucky Cat is led by executive chef Ben Orpwood, who has previous experience at the likes of glamorous Sexy Fish and long-standing Japanese concept Zuma.   

Lucky Cat’s interiors are the work of design studio AfroditiKrassa, who boast the likes of popular Indian group Dishoom in their portfolio. Food wise, you can expect to dine from a menu of Asian-style small plates and dishes from a robata grill. Chow down on dishes such as seared otoro with house soy, wakame oil and baby kale, as well as Orkney scallop with yuzu and sweetcorn hot sauce, wasabi leaf and lime.

£50 - £79
Pan Asian
Cafe Murano St James

Cafe Murano St James's

33 St James’s Street, St. James's, London, SW1A 1HD

£50 - £79
Italian
Aquavit

Aquavit

1 Carlton Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4QQ

The London outpost of New York’s two Michelin-starred Nordic restaurant Aquavit is found in St James’s Market, stablemates with other acclaimed London haunts such as high-end West African operation Ikoyi and fusion concept Scully.

Aquavit’s dining room is a stylish and striking affair split across two floors, but the space still manages to feel warm and relaxed. Attractive lighting and glossy marble floors add a sense of glamour and there is a standalone bar too, where you can pull up a stool to enjoy some pre-dinner sips of Aquavit with tonic or a selection of house made cocktails.

The menu at Aquavit is an extensive a la carte offering, although set lunch pre-theatre options are also available. On your visit, you can kick things off with your choice of smorgasbord, with combinations of toppings to choose from including duck liver parfait with cassis compote and toasted kavring or pan fried diver scallops with burnt leeks, fish veloute and dill. For your main course, tuck into the meaty likes of Swedish meatballs with lingonberry, pickled cucumber and mashed potato or braised ox cheek with swede puree pine oil and tenderstem broccoli. There are fish options too, such as Norwegian halibut with palourde clams, samphire and a saffron butter sauce, while vegetarian diners can delight in dishes such as pearl barley and wild mushroom risotto.

You can pad out your meal with side orders of braised red cabbage or truffled mash potato, while Aquavit’s list of puddings features sweets treats such as blueberry poached pineapple with fresh berries and mint, and Kladdkaka (a sticky chocolate cake) finished off with white chocolate ganache and lingonberries.

Drinks wise, Aquavit offers a wide selection of cocktails and global wines by the glass or bottle, as well as a few Champagnes, plus international gins and whiskeys.

£50 - £79
Scandinavian
Cafe Murano Covent Garden

Cafe Murano Covent Garden

36 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7PB

£50 - £79
Italian
Bala Baya

Bala Baya

Arch 25, 229 Union Street, Southwark, London, SE1 OLR

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
Robata

Robata

56 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UE

Slap bang in the middle of Soho, you’ll find Robata. Focused around the eponymous grill, this izakaya-style restaurant turns out skewers, sushi and sake, as well as a range of cocktails. The ever-trendy bao buns also make an appearance on the menu. The space is cosy, with plants dangling from the ceiling and simple wood furnishings. An open kitchen and the option of counter dining allow diners to get close to the action.

Start with a sake-based cocktail like the kiraka yuzu, which features sparkling yuzu sake, lime, elderflower and mint. Classic cocktails like pornstar martinis and cosmopolitans are also available, as well as some clever mocktails. Japanese whisky dominates the spirit selection, with highlights including a Hakushu 12-year-old single malt. Sake flights are also an option, and there is a tasting menu that they would match perfectly. Wines are primarily old world, with every option available by the glass or bottle.

The sushi selection, meanwhile, is extensive, with a range of sashimi, sets, ceviche and rolls to choose from. There is a more global collection of small plates, with entries including kimchi gyoza and Padron peppers, as well as the more familiar edamame and chilli pepper squid. Naturally, grilled dishes are the star of the show, arriving piping hot from the robata. Choose from meaty options like chicken thigh, Iberico pork, lamb rack and beef fillet, alongside hand-dived scallop or veg. Larger dishes pull out all the stops, including spicy miso black and hay-flamed beef fillet with chimichurri. The bao bun selection is short and to the point with just three options: karaage, beef short rib or soft shell crab.

Purists can then finish their meal at Robata with mochi, while a deconstructed Oreo cheesecake will delight those seeking pure indulgence. Lighter options include a summer berry panna cotta or yuzu ice cream.

£30 - £49
Pan Asian
Sushi
Japanese
Le Deli Robuchon

Le Deli Robuchon

82 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HB

A more casual sibling to Le Comptoir Robuchon on nearby Clarges Street, Le Deli Robuchon offers a sophisticated all-day menu, as well as grab and go options and a patisserie.

Finding its home on Piccadilly, Le Deli Robuchon features a mixture of traditional and high-top seating, as well as a ‘retail hub’ in the room’s centre which features a hand-picked selection of products loved by the Robuchon team which are available to purchase and take home.

At breakfast, guests can enjoy freshly-baked pastries such as a traditional handmade croissant or banana bread with mascarpone and caramelised almonds. There’s also porridge topped with dry fruits and chia seeds, while later in the day a selection of hot and cold sandwiches are available – think Jambon-Beurre Le Prince de Paris, baguette, ham and Robuchon’s signature butter or Le Croque à la truffe, Saint-Nectaire and truffle.

There are salads to choose from for any diners on the hunt for something light, while those looking to indulge can opt for one of the cheese and charcuterie boards, which are perfect for sharing. If you’re not in a rush, you can also enjoy Le Deli Robuchon’s classical afternoon tea at a leisurely pace. Glass of Brut Rosé Louis Roederer, anyone?

Le Deli Robuchon comes from the Robuchon group that was founded by superstar chef Joël Robuchon, who passed away in August of 2018 aged 73 following a battle with cancer. Robuchon’s original London restaurant – L'Atelier De Joël Robuchon – closed in April of 2019. Robuchon opened the restaurant following his official retirement at the age of 50, after being inspired by a trip to Asia.

Robuchon is remembered as one of the all-time great chefs, having been awarded 32 Michelin stars during his long-standing career, across 13 countries. His restaurant empire stretches across the globe, taking in Paris, New York, Las Vegas, Singapore and Hong Kong to name just a few.

Under £30
Brasserie
French
Shoryu Ramen Manchester

Shoryu Ramen Manchester

1 Piccadilly, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1RG

Ramen aficionados have helped this pleasingly authentic noodle joint to thrive and multiply, first in Japan and then across the UK, despite stiff competition.

Looks-wise, Shoryu mixes muted colours and nondescript artwork with traditional decorations such as white bamboo lamps, feature walls incorporating roof tiles, and a gong for welcoming diners – many of them Japanese. The atmosphere is consistently buzzy and upbeat with the staff here on hand to make you feel welcome.

Despite the crowds, serenity and efficiency reign: dishes go from order pad to plate faster than a speeding bullet train and come as and when they’re ready. To start, load up on shareable snacks such as sinfully good shoryu buns, Wagyu beef skewers or delightfully fresh sashimi, say, or try crisp soft shell crab tempura and a fresh cucumber salad.

Whatever small plates you choose, leave room for the main event and don't miss the signature Dracula tonkotsu – a deep, comforting, savoury bowl of garlic-laden broth that harbours tender BBQ pork, soft noodles, crisp Asian vegetables and a soy-seasoned egg. It’s the rich, deep stock that makes this so delicious: a pork concoction that is simmered slowly for hours on end (12 to be precise) to produce a silken soup base that has layers of flavour. If you prefer something a little lighter there are also miso iterations packed with veg and bamboo shoots, or a seafood combination that sees scallops, squid and prawns all combined in a savoury broth. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials too, as these often harbour luxurious or unusual ingredients and are perfect for when you fancy trying something new.

To drink, the list of sakés (including rare and premium offerings) is a draw; but alternatively, try an Asian-inflected cocktail or a cleansing tea from the concise but perfectly formed menu.

Under £30
Noodles
Japanese
1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street, City of London, London, EC3V 9AA

Please note that the brasserie isn't officially open at the moment, and will reopen on the 21 June. As an alternative, The Dome Bar is open for snacks and drinks.

Sat in the heart of The City, just across from Bank station, 1 Lombard Street is a restaurant not short on wow factor. The impressive former banking hall oozes grandeur, making it the ideal place to come for a truly memorable meal. Whether you're wanting to celebrate a special occasion with a luxurious three course meal or simply want a light lunch, one of the variety of menus designed by legendary restaurateur Mark Hix MBE is bound to suit.

Expect lavish interiors at 1 Lombard Street, with the brasserie's impressive circular skylight casting sunlight over the bar below and giving the entire dining room a bright and airy feel. Meanwhile the walls of the restaurant play host to a number of stunning artworks including pieces by notable British artists including Antony Gormley and Steve Claydon, while mobiles hang from above.

The food menu, developed by Hix alongside executive chef Robin Freeman, has a focus on showcasing the finest British produce and changes regularly depending on seasonal availibility. Starters might include dishes such as Severn & Wye smoked eel served on butter-fried rye bread, or a salted ox cheek and green bean salad.

Main courses range from a Cumberland sausages and mash to grilled Dorset blue lobster with a garlic butter, and there is also a variety of steaks on offer too. While a traditional pudding menu features classics such as Eton mess, cherry Bakewell pudding, and a dark chocolate mousse.

On top of the main menu, there is also an elaborate vegetarian and vegan menu as well as a lengthy breakfast menu with a section dedicated exclusively to Clarence Court eggs.

In terms of drinks, the wine menu covers a number of different regions at all price points, while the bar offers everything from cocktails to draught beer. A variety of soft drinks are also available.

£50 - £79
British
Brasserie Zédel

Brasserie Zédel

20 Sherwood Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1F 7ED

Brasserie Zedel is a grand Parisian style brasserie in the heart of Picadilly serving traditional and affordable French food in a large and welcoming setting with striking Art Deco interiors.  The restaurant’s food and exceptional value have made it an institution of sorts with culinary great Pierre Koffman labelling it “ the only real brasserie in London”. The restaurant is hidden away behind the ZL café in a building which also plays host to a classic American bar ‘Bar Americain’ and The Crazy Coqs, a popular live music and cabaret venue.

The a la Carte menu is available from 11.30am until midnight, perfect for pre or post theatre meals. Among the hors d’oeuvres Diners will be pleased to find all the French culinary stereotypes including Frogs legs with confit garlic mayonnaise, snails with garlic and parsley butter, steak tartare and of course French onion soup. Main courses are equally traditional with options such as braised beef and bacon stew in a Burgundy wine sauce with mashed potatoes; grilled tripe sausage with a mustard sauce; and grilled flat-iron steak with a red wine and bone marrow reduction.  Naturally desserts follow suit and guests will struggle to choose between the likes of lemon meringue tart; profiteroles with chocolate sauce; crème Brulee; or a caramelised apple tart for two to share. Every day a different plat du jour is added to the menu comprising French classics such as rabbit in mustard sauce, duck confit with white bean fricassé and salmon en croute with a butter sauce. On Sundays the venue offers a French take on a typical English roast.

The Prix Fixe menu offer astonishingly good value starting at £10.95 for two courses and £14.25 for a three. It usually comprises a shredded carrot starter with Dijon dressing, followed by chopped steak with peppercorn sauce and French fries and finished with a decadent Manjari chocolate tart.

£30 - £49
French
Linnaean

Linnaean

Embassy Gardens , Nine Elms, London, SW11 7AX

Beauty and health hotspot Linnaean has completed the wellness full-house by adding this stunning restaurant to its line-up of café, spa and apothecary. Designed to provide a holistic approach to good eating, the modern eatery provides a calming respite from busy city life, situated within close proximity to both the riverside and the green expanses of Battersea Park, in the ever-evolving Nine Elms neighbourhood.

The interior of the restaurant is Insta-ready, with a beautiful flower ceiling set aglow by clever lighting and complemented by chic pink furniture and cool tones throughout. With brass accents and pastel decor adding a stylish finish, the pretty restaurant is a calming haven.

The menu is just as reviving as the design, thanks to a kitchen which takes a mainly plant-based approach to the dishes, though flexitarian and gluten-free diets are accommodated just as well as vegans in dishes which incorporate well-sourced ingredients such as lucuma, maca root, maitake mushrooms, ginseng and much more from around the globe. Sustainability and seasonality are also major influences on the menu, as too a focus on nutrition.

Linnaean’s signature brunch offering comes complete with scrambled eggs, bacon tempeh, beetroot chorizo, stewed beans, sweet potatoes and courgette with mint and avocado so you won’t miss sausage, bacon and black pudding. The clean-eating lunch options are just as wholesome, with salmon poké bowls, vibrant veggie goodness bowls and hearty stews. Flavours are creative and innovative; try the parsnip ‘ribs’ and aubergine escalivada, which take smoky to another level.

The drinks menu continues the well-sourced theme, curated from fine ingredients, with a fantastic line-up of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including a hibiscus and rose-infused Martini Bouquet and a passionfruit and Seedlip-based Tropical Plunge. The bar also tailors to patrons with a penchant for stronger liquors, offering imported piscos, rums, whisky and Tequila.

Under £30
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Spanish
Central European
Burgers
Brasserie
Bars
Afternoon tea
International
Ice Cream
Fusion
Wine Bars
Aqua Spirit

Aqua Spirit

Fifth Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance 30 Argyll Street), Oxford Circus, London, W1B 3BR

A plush bar, complete with open air terrace and lofty views across the rooftops of London? There aren’t many of those around, especially in the vicinity of Oxford Circus. Aqua Spirit is certainly one of the most impressive cocktail bars in the city, and that’s before you even get around to ordering a cocktail. 

You’ll find Aqua Spirit immediately to your right as you step out of the elevators - quite frankly, it’s hard to miss. The central bar is a monolith of golden tessellated fleur de lys tiling and smooth obsidian. Sliding doors hide the way to a private dining room for 10, and nearby Aqua Nueva - a Spanish restaurant and cocktail bar that has its own terrace and tapas bar. Step on through to Aqua Kyoto and you’ll find silk-lined booths and a stunning marble sushi bar, with chefs busily preparing sushi and sashimi platters. And further still, the Kyoto Terrace - which is both heated and covered for use all year-round.

Aqua Spirit is a cocktail bar at heart, but there are bar snacks available, like rock shrimp with chilli garlic sauce, or squid and vegetable gyoza, and you can always head next door if you want a sit down meal. 

Meanwhile, the cocktail bar is where the action is. Try Aqua Spirit signatures like the Pink Panther (Tapatio reposado, peach, Campari, Supasawa and Fever-Tree tonic) or the Negroni Royal (Tanqueray Royal, Roots mastic, dry vermouth and citrus), then head out onto the terrace and soak up the buzz of the city from five floors up. 

Bars
The Wolseley

The Wolseley

160 Piccadilly, St James's, London, W1J 9EB

This all-day café-restaurant, found in Piccadilly, is renowned for its unique combination of British heritage teamed with European grandeur. The Wolseley still holds its reputation as ‘somewhere special’ to visit, many years since opening, and is open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner.

The iconic site of 160 Piccadilly began its story when it was commissioned in 1921 by Wolseley Motors Limited to English architect William Curtis Green, their desire was to create a prestigious car showroom that exuded luxury and grandeur. Marble pillars and archways teamed with Venetian-inspired details left an impressive finish, but alas the cars did not sell quickly enough and in 1926 the company went into bankruptcy. Barclays Bank took over the site in 1927 but it wasn’t until 2003 that restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King acquired the building and began a sympathetic renovation, later that same year The Wolseley opened its doors as the grand cafe-restaurant destination that we find today.

Breakfast brings iconic dishes to the table by way of eggs any way you can think of, hand made Viennoiserie, piles of pancakes and signature house dishes like the bubble and squeak with a fried egg or the delicately spiced kedgeree. Lunch and dinner centres around hearty serves like steaks, schnitzels and cheese savouries – including a very good Welsh Rarebit. If you happen to find yourself dining after-hours, the late-night menu does a very good job in quashing any before-bed hunger with a fun line-up of everything from burgers and omelettes through to ice cream coupes.

Known for its spectacular design, classic food and seamless service, The Wolseley remains an iconic and popular choice for both Londoners and tourists alike.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Central European
Afternoon tea
SquareMeal London Top 100
LaLa Peshawari

LaLa Peshawari

476 Great West Road, Middlesex, London, TW5 0TA

Lala Peshawari

Bringing to you the traditional taste of Pakistani and Afghani foods, prepared by our experts chefs straight from Pakistan and Afghanistan,blessed your taste buds with traditional taste.

£30 - £49
Afghan
Halal
Ayllu

Ayllu

25 Sheldon Square, Paddington, London, W2 6EY

Hidden beneath Smiths Bar & Grill, away from busy Paddington Central, Ayllu is a swanky Peruvian restaurant serving traditional dishes also influenced by the flavours and aromas of Japan.

Taking its name from a historical Peruvian group of families called the Ayllu, this contemporary restaurant is all about sharing fresh plates of food in a cool but cosy setting.

Ayllu’s decor is chic through and through, with the walls and plush leather booths all done up in dark green. Oversized pendant light bulbs hang from the ceiling at one end of the room and at the other glows a backlit bar stacked with a huge array of spirits.

The menu is full of classic Peruvian fusion dishes and begins with small plates such as guacamole served with prawn crackers and corn tortillas, pork bao buns, and croquetas de pescados served with a hot chilli mayo. These are followed by a selection of traditional South American dishes such as tiraditos, anticuchos, tacos and ceviches.

Larger plates include seafood dishes such as grilled octopus glazed with teriyaki sauce and served on a corn purée, and a whole sea bream marinated in mirin. There are also meatier offerings available including baby chicken, served with grilled vegetables, coriander and a mint aioli, as well as spiced picanha – a fatty cut of beef which is particularly popular in South America. For dessert, expect favourites such as churros and baked cheesecake.

The drinks offering at Ayllu is just as central to the restaurant as the food and is predominantly focused around cocktails. Unusual concoctions include the Red Hot Chilli Pepper which combines mescal with Grand Marnier, sours and jalapeno syrup, and also a couple of beer-based cocktails, one of which pairs Corona with mango syrup and chai tea. If you’re looking for something a little more classic, there’s also the option to share a jug of sangria.

£30 - £49
Peruvian
Sushi
South American
Japanese
Fusion
Sagardi

Sagardi

Cordy House, 95 Curtain Road, Old Street, London, EC2A 3BS

Sagardi is a Basque-inspired restaurant headed up by Iñaki López de Viñaspre. Located in the trendy area of Shoreditch, the restaurant is well-positioned in one of London’s food hubs. The pintxo bar features tiny bites created with seasonal products, while the Basque grill is the true heart of the restaurant. The focus of the menu at Sagardi is simplicity, and a devotion to quality ingredients, alongside wines and hard ciders from the Basque country.

Oysters are a good way to start at Sagardi, alongside some Iberian ham croquettes or grilled morcilla from Biscay for good measure. From the grill, fish options include cod with Biscay sauce, red tuna or octopus with vegetables, as well as monkfish, turbot and seabass by the 100g. Meatier options include duck breast, beef sweetbreads with artichokes or farmhouse pork ribs.

From the “Grandma’s Cooking” section, there are more traditional dishes. These include Donostia style seafood soup, “Roxario” cod omelette, brown crab “txangurro” San Sebastian style, stuffed baby squid cooked in their own ink and braised suckling lamb trotters with Espelette pepper.

Alternatively, there is a tasting menu. This features highlights from the menu including “txistorra” (Basque sausage), “Txuleton vaca” matured beef and a selection of artisan Basque cheeses. Desserts at Sagardi follow the theme of traditional cuisine with options like “Torrija”, a bread, milk, sugar and cinnamon biscuit with sheep milk ice cream. There is also a range of sweet Basque wines available, the perfect accompaniment.

Sagardi also offers a Sunday lunch, featuring meaty options from the grill like roasted sirloin, with a roasted pumpkin soup to start and dark chocolate truffles to finish, for example. The wine list showcases bottles from the Basque region, as well as cocktails like dry Martinis, bloody Marys, negronis and more. Basque hard cider is a specialty here, available in 150 and 750ml pours.

£50 - £79
Steak
Spanish
Barbecue
Fish
Hawksmoor Edinburgh

Hawksmoor Edinburgh

23 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AA

Following the opening of a site in Manchester, steakhouse juggernaut Hawksmoor has once again expanded its remit beyond the capital with this new site in Edinburgh. Finding its home in the grand art deco banking hall of a Grade-A listed building on St Andrew Square, the space boasts 185 covers and includes a 12-seat private dining room. The impressive building has been sensitively and sympathetically refurbished to celebrate its original features and is a beautiful setting for your next business lunch or dinner with friends. 

The restaurant draws from the incredible produce Scotland has to offer with beef from grass-fed cattle and seafood sourced from the Scottish Coast. From the kitchen, you can expect the usual run of grilled meat and fish dishes, including starters of potted beef and bacon with Yorkshires, and Tarbert crab on toast. Mains include the signature steaks alongside alternatives such as a double cheeseburger with chips, or a veggie option of ash baked beetroots with green sauce and whipped ricotta. To round things off, there’s sticky toffee pudding, ice cream sundaes and salted caramel rolos, while fun cocktails include a Nuclear Banana Daiquiri. 

Those looking to enjoy steak on St Andrew Square will discover everything they need at Hawksmoor Edinburgh, just a short walk from Princes Street, it is conveniently located and easy to reach. Explore the Hawksmoor Edinburgh menu below or peruse our menu highlights for some inspiration on what to order during your next visit.

Under £30
Steak
British
Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, St. James's, London, W1K 1BE

Galvin at Windows offers something pretty unique. Housed on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, this lofty restaurant offers diners modern French cuisine with touches of Asian flavour alongside carefully selected wines. Head chef Marc Hardiman and the team use seasonal ingredients to craft elegant dishes, which can be enjoyed a la carte or as part of a four- or seven-course tasting menu.

Employing French techniques applied to largely native ingredients, the kitchen turns our elegant creations like cured duck liver with rhubarb and pain d’Epices or Portland crab custard with sea buckthorn and hazelnut to start. From there, you might see a celeriac and Perigord truffle pithivier for vegetarians, wild turbot with leek, truffle and vin jaune sauce and Bodmin venison with smoked onion, salsify and spiced red cabbage ketchup.

Diners can then finish their lavish but refined meal with the likes of a duck egg custard tart, tarte tatin laced with calvados or even a chocolate eclair made with hazelnut, tonka and milk ice cream. Those seeking to end the meal on a more savoury note may opt for a cheese course, with three, five or seven cheeses.

The Sunday lunch here certainly deserves a mention, as it is amazingly affordable considering the peerless quality of the food. Heartier options feature a little more on Sunday lunch, so you might enjoy roast black Angus beef with all the trimmings, sea bream with lobster risotto and nasturtium or fettuccine with shiitake broth and truffle as your main. There is even a children’s menu at Galvin at Windows, proving just how welcoming the restaurant is to families (something not often seen at restaurants of this calibre).

The service here is also famous and is just one of the many reasons so many people return to Galvin at Windows time and time again.

£50 - £79
British
Shoryu Ramen Oxford

Shoryu Ramen Oxford

Westgate, Castle Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 1NZ

Ramen aficionados have helped this pleasingly authentic noodle joint to thrive and multiply, despite stiff competition. Looks-wise, Shoryu mixes muted colours and nondescript artwork with traditional decorations such as white bamboo lamps, feature walls incorporating roof tiles, and a gong for welcoming diners – many of them Japanese. Despite the crowds, serenity and efficiency reign here: dishes go from order pad to plate faster than a speeding bullet train. Load up on shareable snacks such as “sinfully good” hirata buns, Wagyu beef skewers or “delightfully fresh” sashimi, but don't miss the signature Dracula tonkotsu – a deep, comforting, savoury bowl of garlic-laden broth that harbours tender BBQ pork, soft noodles, crisp Asian vegetables and a soy-seasoned egg. To drink, the list of sakés (including rare and premium offerings) is a draw; alternatively, try an Asian-inflected cocktail or a cleansing tea.

£30 - £49
Japanese
Inamo Covent Garden

Inamo Covent Garden

11-14 Hanover Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9JP

The Covent Garden branch of futuristic London micro-chain Inamo brings top notch pan-Asian cuisine, as well as their famous interactive tables, to another prime London location. The Covent Garden restaurant sees you order your food using iPads and then while you’re waiting for it to arrive you can entertain yourselves by playing games, drawing pictures or changing the design of your interactive table top.

The Inside of Inamo Covent Garden is typical of all of their restaurants with dim lighting allowing for the table projections to glow; wooden panels and elaborate patterns line the walls, with a bright bar lit up from below. Everything about Inamo Covent Garden is cool, slick and modern whilst maintaining some of the feeling of a traditional Asian restaurant.

The food offering is all based around sharing, with the huge menu giving diners the opportunity to create a real feast. Tapas-style dishes include classics such as sweet chilli prawn tempura, beef tataki, and bang bang cauliflower. A wide range of sushi and sashimi can also be enjoy with options such as seared salmon maki and New York rolls on offer amongst others.

On top of this the menu features a separate yakitori section with both veggie and meat options available. Larger sharing dishes include a plate of sizzling black pepper beef fillet and Korean BBQ ribs, with miso soup and rice both available to have on the side. To finish, why not try one of Inamo’s baked Alaskas or perhaps a chocolate fizz fondue.

Accompanying the amazing food, Inamo’s long drinks list features an impressive selection of cocktails such as a raspberry mojito and a lychee martini. There’s also a decent selection of wines and beers available, or for something a little more traditional why not try some of the sake on offer if you can handle it.

£30 - £49
Pan Asian
Sushi
Japanese
Afternoon tea
Cyan

Cyan

The Grand, 97-99 Kings Road, Brighton, West Sussex, BN1 2FW

Our seasonal all day dining menu is inspired by culture, heritage and travel. Our chefs blend locally sourced produce with a handpicked selection of unique and high quality ingredients from around the world to design new and unexpected combinations.

On Sundays between midday and 3pm we serve up incredible roasts with super-sized yorkshires and heaps of roasted seasonal veg to share. It's just £18 for a roast and your choice of pudding, including treacle tart, sticky toffee pudding, vegan pineapple tatin, and our Sussex cheese board.

£30 - £49
British
Fish
Ka Pao

Ka Pao

Botanic Gardens Garage , Glasgow, G12 8BE

Ka Pao in Glasgow is the second restaurant from the team behind the Ox and Finch, one of Glasgow’s most popular eateries. This second site showcases similar food in terms of the small plates style but focuses on South East Asian flavours. The team however are keen to say that this isn’t about ‘authentic’ recipes, rather their aim is to take influence from the signature tastes of Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand.

The restaurant itself is found in a beautiful Glasgow building, the Category A-listed Art Deco Botanic Garden Garage on Vinicombe Street, which is faced in green and white tiles and features impressive arched windows. With a capacity for 120 covers, this is a much bigger site than its sister restaurant, and the venue is found in the basement, which ensures a cosy atmosphere.

The name Ka Pao comes from the Thai word for holy basil, which hints at a menu packed full of fragrant herbs and spices. This bricks and mortar site isn’t the first taste of Ka Pao’s flavours however, as before opening the team brought their concept to Glasgow’s foodie crowd via a pop up that ran during 2018 at the Acid Bar at SWG3.

Johnathan MacDonald, owner and chef, has lived and worked in South East Asia, while some of his kitchen brigade were given the chance to travel through the region to gain practical experience ahead of the restaurant’s opening. Dishes they learned to master during their time overseas include chicken massaman curry, which is traditionally made with coconut milk and warm spices like cinnamon, cardamom and nutmeg.

The menu changes regularly but typically will include serves such as messy prawns with orange, tamarind and palm sugar caramel; a squash and potato curry with cardamom, cumin and coconut and a slow-cooked pork cheek dish served with shiitake mushrooms, star anise and galangal.

£30 - £49
South East Asian
Dishoom Edinburgh

Dishoom Edinburgh

3a St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD

Arguably the most attractive of all the Dishoom locations with its quirky colonial décor complete with Bentwood chairs, leafy corners, mahogany bookcases and window seats overlooking St Andrew’s Square; Dishoom Edinburgh was the chain’s first outlet outside of London. The restaurant’s design and the artwork adorning the walls pay homage to Sir Patrick Geddes; a Scottish botanist and sociologist whose great work improving living conditions in the Scottish capital led him to found the department of Sociology & Civics at Bombay University in 1915. Now a firm favourite on the Edinburgh dining scene, the restaurant offers food and drinks inspired by the early Irani cafés that populated the streets of old Bombay.

Start with a tipple in the classy low-lit basement bar of this three-storey building. A Scottish special comes in the form of Horniman’s Old-Fashioned – a smoked oak-aged rum blended with pineapple syrup and bitters. Classics from the cocktail list include the Chai Paanch, East India Gimlet and Dishoom Espresso Martini but there are plenty of non-alcoholic options too with a list of Sharbats, Copy Tipples, lassis and coolers to pick from.

The food menu is every bit as exciting with a whole host of authentic Indian dishes from curries to salads and everything in between. Chef’s Edinburgh special is Salli Boti – a Parsi classic of tender lamb braised in a rich and flavoursome gravy and finished with crunchy salli crisp-chips. It comes served with a light and buttery roomali roti and can be ordered as a half or full plate depending on your appetite. Murgh Malai is a highlight for meat-eaters – chicken thighs marinated in garlic, ginger coriander and cream then flashed on the grill, and for vegetarians the house black daal is a much-loved signature.

As with the other sites, breakfast is a popular occasion at Dishoom and if you’re not looking to takeaway then booking is recommended. The bacon naan roll has earnt a worthy reputation but for something more intrepid try the Keema Per Eedu – chicken keema studded with delicate morsels of chicken liver, topped with two runny-yolked fried eggs and Sali crisp-chips, served with fluffy home-baked buns.

Under £30
Indian
Caffe Concerto Kensington

Caffe Concerto Kensington

88-90 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4SG

Our beautiful branch of Caffe Concerto is situated right in the heart of Kensington High Street by Kensington High Street Station. Offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner as well as patisserie and wedding and celebration cakes. We are also delighted to say that we cater for vegan, as well as vegetarian, Halal and gluten free diners. And should you be looking for Sunday brunch or lunch, we're happy to say we're open over the weekend. Opened in March 2007 and refurbished in 2019, this prominent location across from Kensington High Street station  has proved a popular destination for the many local businesses and hotel residents to enjoy the modern and calm atmosphere, a great escape from the busy High Street Kensington. 

Under £30
Italian
Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh

20 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PF

Under £30
North American
Burgers
Elliot

Elliot's - Borough Market

12 Stoney Street, Borough Market, London Bridge, London, SE1 9AD

£30 - £49
British
The Tommyfield

The Tommyfield

185 Kennington Lane, Kennington, London, SE11 4EZ

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegan
British
Bars
Gastropub
Bacco

Bacco

39-41 Kew Road, Richmond, London, TW9 2NQ

Bacco “the God of wine” brings you good food, good wine and good company. The service style is very attentive yet relaxed. Stefano, the owner of the restaurant and his Piemonte Chef, Luca are proud of providing freshly cooked food using with the freshest of ingredients. The Piemonte chef adds his own favourites like vitello tonnato, filled pasta and ragout. The Italian wine list is extensive – ranging from small producers to well-known vineyards.

£30 - £49
Italian
Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill - Mayfair

Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill - Mayfair

10–13 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London, W1K 6JP

There was much fanfare (and a few accusations of cultural appropriation) when celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay replaced his long-standing Maze restaurant on Grosvenor Square with the Asian-inspired Lucky Cat.

However, it seems that in the midst of publicity surrounding that restaurant, Ramsay quietly opened another without anyone really knowing. Those who remember Maze will know that it was split between the Maze dining room and Maze Grill, and it’s the latter space which the chef has transformed, re-launching it as Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill – although it actually doesn’t sound too different to Maze Grill.

This is a Gordon Ramsay steakhouse, with 35 day-aged steaks being the stars of the show. Cuts include cote de boeuf, tomahawk and T-bone which are all served with the usual thick-cut chips and traditional sauces, but there are other options on the menu too.

Those not in the mood for steak can instead enjoy the likes of a classic beef wellington with mashed potato or octopus served with almond sauce and chimichurri which has been roasted on a Josper grill. There are plenty of truffle options too, including truffle gnocchi with truffle cream, wilted spinach and walnuts, as well as a vegetarian Truffle Shuffle burger: Truffle tremor cheese, mushrooms, truffle aioli and watercress.

Fans of Maze will also remember its chef’s table, which has been replaced here by a Butcher’s Block experience, where guests sit right by the open kitchen and are treated to an array of carnivorous dishes.  

Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill is open all day, so you can expect the likes of a full English or French toast with maple bacon and crème fraiche in the morning, while on the weekends there’s bottomless brunch (avocado on toast, pancake stacks) on Saturdays and traditional roasts with all of the trimmings on Sundays.   

£50 - £79
North American
Steak
Burgers
Barbecue
Trilogy Bar and Restaurant

Trilogy Bar and Restaurant

Unit 6-8, Whitchurch Parade,, London , HA8 6LR

India’s culture is one of the oldest and richest in the world. Indian cuisine employs intensive use of spices & seasonings. Is well known for being one of the world’s most: spiciest, influencing, diverse and unique!

In our kitchen spices are added for flavour, colour, aroma, texture and body to a dish.

 

“Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing. It's about honesty. It's about identity.” Louise Fresco

£30 - £49
Indian
The Eagle Ladbroke Grove

The Eagle Ladbroke Grove

250 Ladbroke Grove, Paddington, London, W10 5LP

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
The Grafton

The Grafton

20 Prince of Wales Road, London, London, NW5 3LG

Only a short walk from Kentish Town’s rail and underground stations, The Grafton is a refreshing find in that this is a proper London boozer that has managed to evolve into the 21st century while keeping the bar at its heart (although the food here is very good too).

The pub is divided up into four areas; downstairs sees a traditional Victorian pub feel with the room wrapped around a large central horseshoe bar, while upstairs you will find an intimate ‘Boardroom’ with panelled walls, a large central table and comfy seating (it’s often used for meetings or private gatherings). The first floor is also home to the upper bar, which comes complete with gorgeous tiled panelling and floor-to-ceiling windows. The Grafton’s hidden gem is its all-weather roof terrace, where you can soak up the sunshine or shelter from the rain, depending on the famously unpredictable British weather.

The Grafton is home to an impressive selection of beverages, ranging from international wines and beers on tap, all the way through to house cocktails and sober alternatives. Food meanwhile is a mix of classic pub grub and seasonal dishes made with British ingredients. The menu kicks off with the snacky likes of a pork and smoked cheese sausage roll dipped in Colman’s mustard, before moving on to more substantial options such as sous vide pork belly and aged sirloin steak with fries and your choice of sauce. Veggies and vegans can opt for abundant salads or a meat-free burger, while desserts appeal to both sweet (sticky toffee pudding) and savoury (cheese board) tastes.

The Grafton welcomes families too, with children dining for half price during the week from 4-6pm. On weekends, Sunday roasts have proved to be a hit, with classic options of chicken, beef or a veggie alternative arriving at the table loaded with all of the expected trimmings.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
J Sheekey

J Sheekey

28-32 St Martin's Court, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AL

£50 - £79
Fish
Dishoom Covent Garden

Dishoom Covent Garden

12 Upper St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9FB

The flagship Dishoom in Covent Garden is still a firm favourite for many loyal fans of the restaurant group despite its expansion across London and beyond by virtue of its unwavering popularity. Bringing an authentic taste of Indian street food to central London, Dishoom pays homage to the Irani cafés that were once an integral part of Bombay’s social culture.

The décor is reminiscent of post-colonial West India, complete with white glass pendulum lights, whirring ceiling fans, marble table tops and Art Deco tiling. On the walls, sepia stained family portraits and vintage advertising posters add to the sense of nostalgia which is reflected in the menu. Open from 8am in the morning until late at night, the restaurant prides itself on offering traditional comfort food that’s perfect for sharing at any time hunger strikes. It’s the relaxed fodder of many an Indian home and diners are encouraged to use their hands for the full authentic experience.

From the grill a selection of meat, vegetable and seafood kababs and tikkas combine aromatic marinades with the smoky charring of an open-fire. Elsewhere diners are spoilt for a choice with a selection of curries, biryani and small plates designed for sharing. The House Black Daal is a signature staple – cooked slowly for over 24 hours, it promises a dark and rich harmony of flavours. Unique to the Covent Garden site is chef’s Mutton Pepper Fry, a South Indian speciality which sees tender pieces of mutton marinated in spices and served with Malabar-style soft paratha.  

The drinks list offers just as many delights with a wide array of alcoholic and virgin cocktails served at the table or in the stylish Permit Room downstairs. Look out for the Debonair, a Covent Garden special that blends orange, marmalade vodka, ginger, star anise bitters and orange cream soda. Naturally there is a good selection of IPA’s and beers to choose from as well as a reasonably priced list of red, white and sparkling wines.

Breakfast at Dishoom has become a bit of a ritual for those in the know, and many are prepared to queue from as early as 8am for a signature bacon naan roll. This humble breakfast has won many an accolade thanks to its streaky rashers, smoked overnight in traditional fashion. At weekends, a breakfast feast offers plentiful portions of everything for guests to help themselves.

£30 - £49
Indian
Wahaca Wimbledon

Wahaca Wimbledon

35 The Broadway, London, London, SW19 1QD

Mexican
The Latchmere

The Latchmere

503 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3BW

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza Camden

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza Camden

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza 127-129 Parkway, London, NW1 7PS

We're serving up bottomless pizza, cocktails & craft beers seven days a week in Camden.

Under £30
Pizza
Ice Cream
Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BR

If somebody was to compile a list of London restaurants which are known for attracting the rich and famous, Sexy Fish is sure to be placed somewhere near the top.

Found on Berkeley Square, glamorous Sexy Fish is part of the Caprice Holdings Group, which also looks after the likes of Scott’s, J Sheekey and The Ivy Collection. The restaurant has gained a reputation as a bit of a celeb-magnet, while it also courts the Instagram crowd with its famously lavish interiors – think a giant gold-plated crocodile hanging from the wall, an ocean blue mermaid statue draped over the bar and more gold accents than Midas himself could rustle up.

Billed as a pan-Asian brasserie, although it is safe to say that the menu is replete with contemporary and luxury updates on classic Asian fare, while authentic renditions are perhaps harder to spot. Nonetheless, there’s no denying the appeal of the menu; kick things off with a helping of caviar, before moving on to the likes of tuna tataki, glazed pork belly skewers spiced with pear and ginger, or a crispy duck and watermelon salad. Naturally, the à la carte also offers a roll call of luxury ingredients, with lobster, Wagyu beef and sprinklings of black truffle shavings all present and correct.

To go alongside the food, it boasts what claims to be the world’s largest collection of Japanese whisky, while its cocktail menu (designed to look like a high-fashion magazine) features a seasonally changing selection of sips that includes innovative creations and twists on the classics, like an Old Fashioned made with passionfruit juice.

Apart from the regular menu, the restaurant also offers a tasting menu and a range of sophisticated bar snacks. Watch out for special seasonal and festive menus too, celebrating the likes of Veganuary or Valentine’s Day.    

£50 - £79
Pan Asian
Fish
The Dome Bar at 1 Lombard Street

The Dome Bar at 1 Lombard Street

1 Lombard Street, City of London, London, EC3V 9AA

£30 - £49
British
Bars
Scott

Scott's

20 Mount Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 2HE

Scott’s is more than a restaurant, it’s a scene, a landmark, a legend.  Although it’s been around for half a century, it only struck gold when it reopened under Caprice Holdings (the owners of Thy Ivy, J Sheekey et al) in 2006. Mount Street was changing from stuffy residential enclave to fashion Mecca and Scott’s was there – catnip to fish-loving foodies, fashionistas and posh people who were instantly hooked on its infectiously buzzy ambience.

The interior is beguiling by day and night. An oval oyster bar with tall stools and a magnificent ‘high altar’ for shellfish dominates the light-filled front space. There are cosy tables at the rear and confident modern art on the walls, while a flower-filled pavement terrace attracts smokers and the ever-present paparazzi.

The menu nods to meat eaters with veal cutlets, steaks, chicken pie and venison fillet with celeriac purée. But this is essentially a seafood restaurant, serving up what readers say is “simply the best fish in town” – from homely potted shrimps and dressed crab to exotic octopus carpaccio and monkfish with spicy tiger prawn masala via oysters and caviar, lobster Thermidor, battered haddock and extravagant fruits de mer.

‘Fish on the bone’ might bring halibut and massive 22oz Dover soles, as well as delicate slip soles with capers and parsley butter, but the full repertoire covers everything from scallops in the shell richly doused in garlic and chilli butter to roast cod dressed with cauliflower purée and chorizo. There are also some imaginative vegetable dishes such as roast squash with quinoa and harissa. 

It’s also worth saving some room for totally tempting desserts such as gooseberry pie, peach Melba or a flashy take on Bakewell pudding with almond ice cream. With its completely reliable food, brilliant but unobtrusive service and a wine list that won’t break the bank, Scott’s is quite simply outstanding.  

£50 - £79
British
Fish
SquareMeal London Top 100
Hard Rock Cafe London Oxford Street

Hard Rock Cafe London Oxford Street

Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7DL

Located within Hard Rock Hotel London on the corner of Oxford Street and Park Lane, Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of England’s capital. Walk in and absorb the ambiance! Hard Rock Cafe Oxford Street lets you enjoy a delicious meal and a refreshing cocktail, surrounded by iconic musical memorabilia in a space where legends of music once came to play.

£30 - £49
Acanthus

Acanthus

Macdonald Berystede Hotel & Spa, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 9JH

Our newly refurbished Acanthus Restaurant will appeal to those who appreciate a relaxed approach to award-winning dining. With banquet seating, a cosy snug perfect for private hire and a stylish design, this is the place to eat in Ascot. Large windows overlook our Royal Enclosure Patio and fill the restaurant with natural light.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Dishoom Manchester

Dishoom Manchester

Manchester Hall, Bridge Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3BT

After great anticipation, Dishoom opened its doors to Mancunians in 2019 and was met with the same fond response as that of its London predecessors. The first Northern outlet for the much-loved restaurant group offers seating for over 200 diners in the prestigious Manchester Hall. In accordance with the other sites, the mahogany furniture and colourful leather banquettes pay tribute to the old Irani cafés of Bombay and are suitably in keeping with the original stained glass windows of the building that houses it.  

The menu offers the same familiar favourites that Londoners have come to know and love – spicy lamb chops marinated overnight in lime juice and dark spices then blackened on the grill, Gunpowder potatoes tossed in butter, herbs and spices, and flaky vegetable samosas filled generously with warm spiced pea and potatoes. For biryani fans, the Manchester menu offers a special Nalli Nihari; an indulgent rice dish that combines tender shank of lamb with caramelised onions all sealed under a pastry blanket and enriched with a chicken liver raita and nihari gravy.

From the breakfast menu, options include a spicy Parsi omelette, a stack of sweet Uttapam pancakes served with fresh berries and coconut, unlimited portions of date and banana porridge and of course the notorious bacon naan roll – freshly baked by hand and cooked to order in the tandoor oven.

From the drinks list the traditional house chai is a popular choice and available all day long, but for something stronger the menu served in the Permit Room offers some exciting twists on cocktail classics including a Bollybellini, Colaba Colada and Meensakshi’s Mojito – the usual mint-soda affair but with an unexpected addition of vanilla and pineapple. Alternatively there is also a good selection of beers, ciders and wines to try, and for those with a low spice tolerance; the Lassis and Coolers are a welcome addition.

Under £30
Indian
Dishoom Kensington

Dishoom Kensington

4 Derry Street, Kensington, London, W8 5SE

It is almost impossible to walk past any Dishoom in the city without seeing queues that stretch around the block, and the Kensington branch is no different. Getting a table at this modern and exciting Indian restaurant isn’t easy but with so many classic dishes and modern variations on the traditional cuisine, it is no wonder Dishoom has become such a hit in the city.

Modelled to look like a jazz club in Bombay from the 1940s, the extravagant art deco décor of chandeliers, a giant clock overlooking the entire restaurant and teak wood panelling will transport you to another era while the will food transports you to an Indian city.

Serving up dishes all the way through from breakfast to late-night snacks, start your day off right with the now-famous bacon naan roll with cream cheese, chilli tomato jam and fresh herbs. For when you visit later on in the day, start your meal with filo pastry lamb samosas before moving onto the creamy 24 hour cooked house black daal, chicken ruby and vegan jackfruit biryani. For those late night Dishoom cravings, the carby Roomali Rolls, with the option of indian cheese, paneer or chicken tikka will be sure to soak up any alcohol you’ve consumed and leave you hangover free the next morning.

Accompany your spicy dishes with a hoppy butter paanch Dishoom IPA or go for a sweet and refreshing cocktail like the Bollybellini with raspberries, lychee, rose and cardamom or The Kohinoor Fizz with gooseberry syrup, lime juice, gin and prosecco.  

Forget all you preconceptions about Indian restaurants when you visit Dishoom. Filled with families, suits and socialites alike the crowds at Dishoom include people from all walks of life making for a constantly buzzy atmosphere. Mixed with enticing Indian dishes, this restaurant is well worth the wait.  

£30 - £49
Indian
Wahaca Shoreditch

Wahaca Shoreditch

140 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4SD

Whatever the weather is doing outside, this Mexican cantina rocks to a sunshine vibe – the decor is bright, light and colourful, staff are cheery and efficient, the atmosphere is boisterous, and from the first sip of hibiscus water to the chilli seeds that come with the bill, owner Thomasina Miers has succeeded in recalibrating the image of Mexican cuisine for Brits. From staple snacks such as zingy, chunky guacamole to enticing small plates of slow-braised pork pibil tacos with pink pickled onions, the cooking is full of verve, while full-flavoured bigger dishes offer terrific value for money – think generously stuffed burritos or bavette steak rubbed in smoked chillis. With its relaxed, family-friendly vibe, Mexican cocktails and gluten-free dishes (including an entomologist’s chocolate brownie made with cricket flour), this is a come-one, come-all kind of place that’s deservedly packed from noon til night.

Under £30
Mexican
Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza - St Paul

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza - St Paul's

Gordon Ramsay Street Pizza 10 Bread Street, London, EC4M 9AJ

We're serving up bottomless pizza, cocktails, craft beers and an epic line-up of all-female DJs throughout the week in St Paul's. 

Under £30
Pizza
Ice Cream
Novikov - Asian Restaurant

Novikov - Asian Restaurant

50 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8HA

Over £80
TOKii

TOKii

50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7FD

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
The Grand by Concerto

The Grand by Concerto

67-69 Piccadilly, London, London, W1J 0HJ

Swish café-bars have a place in London – and Piccadilly is one of those places. The Grand, part of the Italian-accented Concerto group, fits the bill to a (cream) T, with its handsome art deco stylings, light interior and plentiful chandeliers. High-class patisserie, made in-house, also positions the venue at the luxe end of café-dom, as does a menu of European brasserie classics ranging from prawn and crayfish brioche rolls, via duck breast with caramelised grapefruit and mixed-leaf salad, to fresh handmade tortellini with black truffles and ricotta – with cheese or chocolate fondue thrown in for good measure. This is also the natural habitat for afternoon teas and The Grand doesn’t disappoint, providing a set selection for under £20 along with macarons, chocolates, a compendium of infusions and multifarious cocktails. Occasional live music (nothing too raucous, naturally) peps up proceedings.

Under £30
Afternoon tea
Italian
Boxcar Butcher & Grill

Boxcar Butcher & Grill

23 New Quebec Street, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7SD

TEMPORALLY CLOSED 

This Marylebone site comes with a novel twist, thanks to its butchery-to-cooking concept. Boxcar features a ground-floor dining room which is supported by a traditional British butchers shop on the lower floor.

Open daily from 8am (9am on weekends), diners at Boxcar can visit on weekday mornings to enjoy coffee and fresh pastries, while light breakfast options are available come the weekend. At lunch and dinner, a navy and copper colour scheme is supported by a simple menu of burgers (beef or veggie), homemade pies, seasonal salads and grilled steaks, made using 28-day rare breed Galloway beef.

Drinks wise, there’s an unfussy range of bespoke cocktails, spirits, wines and beers. If you’re looking to recreate some Boxcar dishes at home, stop by the on-site butcher’s shop, where you’ll find chicken, lamb, pork and beef to take home and cook yourself.  

Under £30
British
Mama Lan

Mama Lan

Brixton Village Market, Unit 18, Coldharbour Lane, London, London, SW9 8PR

Our Brixton restaurant is situated inside the buzzing Brixton Village Market. Not only we aim to be the best neighbourhood Chinese restaurant in Brixton and its surrounding areas, we try to give you the real authentic feeling of eating in a street market in China. 

Our menu is full of hearty noodle soups, refreshing noodle salads and amazing dumplings. We also have a selection of vegan and wheat free dishes including our tofu and mushroom noodle soup and mama's favourite fried veg balls. If you don't fancy popping out for a meal, why not enjoy Mamalan from the comfort of your home and have our Chinese food delivered anywhere in Brixton, Herne Hill, Stockwell, Streatham and Tulse Hill via Deliveroo.

Under £30
Chinese
Dim Sum
The Cavendish

The Cavendish

35 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London, W1G 9TR

Stylish, and ageless, The Cavendish in Marylebone has everything you'd look for in a traditional British gastropub despite being a relatively new kid on the block compared to some of the older pubs in the area. Having been taken over by a brand new team in 2020 with Angela Hartnett protégé Alex Povall leading the kitchen as executive chef, it now serves an all-day menu which matches up to the newly refreshed surroundings. Serving a food menu focused around seasonaility, The Cavendish prides itself on using sustainable produce to create elegant dishes packed with flavour

The Cavendish's light-filled space consists of both a downstairs dining room and bar which has the full brasserie treatment, complete with banquette booth and wood-panelled walls, and a more relaxed upstairs dining room and bar. As well as having a number of tables inside, the pub also benefits from large Parisian-style heated outdoor terrace where guests can dine al fresco throughout the year.

Povall's inventive food menu showcases plenty of classic techniques. Begin your meal with snacks such as crab beignets ands ustainably-caught Maldon Rock oysters. Starters at The Cavendish range from cold roast venison with celeriac remoulade, parmesan and wild rocket, to whiskey cured trout with miso and radish. Generous main courses include a smoked ham hock and leek pie with mash and gravy, as well as vegetarian dishes like roasted cauliflower, fregola and pomegranate. On Sundays there is, of course, also the option of a hearty roast, while a selection of breakfast items are also available every morning.

The food menu is completed by a short selection of desserts such as sticky toffee pudding. In terms of the drinks offering at the Cavendish, the wine list features plenty of options from all over the world available by both the glass and bottle. There is also a fantastic selection of classic cocktails available too.

 

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
Opso

Opso

10 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QL

£30 - £49
Greek
The Islington Townhouse

The Islington Townhouse

13 Liverpool Road, London, N1 0RW

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Bars
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Madera at Treehouse London

Madera at Treehouse London

14-15 Langham Place, Oxford Circus, London, W1B 2QS

£50 - £79
Mexican
Dishoom Carnaby

Dishoom Carnaby

22 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5QB

Inspired by the early Irani cafés of downtown Bombay, Dishoom offers all day Indian dining from their renowned breakfast naans to warming late night daals. The Carnaby branch on lively Kingly Street stays true to the brand’s infamous quirky style, complete with colonial décor and old-school glamour. Expect colourful retro furniture, vintage Bollywood posters and a juke box playing a selection of favourite rock ‘n’ roll hits from the swinging sixties.

Dishoom is as much about transporting you to a different era as it is about introducing top-tasting Bombay street food to hungry London diners. Its unconventional breakfast offering sees people queuing down the street from 8am for bacon naan rolls (also available for takeaway) and an unlimited supply of date and banana porridge.

Come lunch and dinner, the menu opens up to include a wider selection of curries, biryanis, and a range of traditional choices from the grill such as smoky gunpowder potatoes, paneer pineapple tikka and masala prawns. Exclusive to the Carnaby menu is Salli Boti, a warming braised lamb dish in rich aromatic gravy served with crunchy sali crisp-chips and roomali roti (a thin, buttery flatbread). For those in search of something lighter, the wide selection of small plates, salads and veggie sides are perfect for sharing. Look out for crispy lamb and vegetable samosas, okra fries and the signature Pau bhaji – a bowl of mashed vegetables served with a hot, buttered, home-made bun.  

The Permit Room is a swish bar setting for exploring Dishoom’s enticing ‘prohibition’ cocktail list which includes a selection of slings, coolers, fizzes, sours and fancies. Favourites include the East India Gimlet devised for sailors to evade scurvy and the classic Dishoom Espresso Martini for a smooth and decadent pick-me-up. The drinks menu also comprises an interesting selection of affordable wines, beers and ciders and non-drinkers will be spoilt for choice with the selection of lassis, old-fashioned sharbats, ‘copy tipples’, and virgin coolers to try.

£30 - £49
Indian
Cafe Murano Bermondsey

Cafe Murano Bermondsey

184 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

Acclaimed London chef Angela Hartnett has added to her restaurant portfolio with this third location of her expanding Café Murano group, in Bermondsey.

Head chef Adam Jay (who previously headed up the St James’s site) is overseeing the kitchen, serving Café Murano signatures as well as a few new dishes which are exclusive to the new location.

From the line-up of cichetti, antipasti and fresh pastas, alongside other classic Italian dishes, you might expect to find the likes of octopus with borlotti beans, tomato and salsa verde, rigatoni with Italian sausage ragu, and salt cod fritters with Parmesan and lemon.

Like the food, the drinks offering keeps things Italian, so you might wash it all down with Italian wines and cocktails such as the Café Murano Spritz, made from a blend of Aperol, Cocchi Rosa and Luxardo Maraschino.

The original Café Murano opened in 2013 as a more casual off-shoot of Hartnett’s Michelin-starred flagship Murano in Mayfair. Hartnett opened a second Cafe Murano in 2015, on Tavistock Street in Covent Garden. 

Hartnett first came to prominence working for Gordon Ramsay before going solo with Murano. In addition to the restaurants within the Murano portfolio, Hartnett launched the critically acclaimed Merchant’s Tavern with husband and fellow chef Neil Borthwick. In 2018, Hartnett was the winner of the first Ayala SquareMeal Female Chef of the Year award.

£30 - £49
Italian
The Black Horse, Kingston

The Black Horse, Kingston

204 London Road, London, London, KT2 6QP

There is something undeniably charming about community pubs that have stood the test of time and the same is true of The Black Horse in Kingston, which was originally established way back in 1893. There is no need to worry about cobwebs or creaky floorboards on your visit though, as these days the pub is part of the Hippo Inns group, who have lovingly restored the space into a contemporary, yet cosy environment.

Just a five minute walk from Norbiton station, The Black Horse is a welcoming and comforting pub, following a rustic-chic aesthetic that sees stylish wallpaper and cosy banquettes paired with bare wooden tables that are adorned with candlesticks and fresh flowers in glass vases. The pub also benefits from a wrap-around beer garden, where you can enjoy drinks in the sunshine or cosy up by the outdoor fire during the colder months.

As this is a pub first and foremost, you will be happy to know that you can find an impressive range of spirits and beers on tap at the bar, including a pretty substantial selection of whisky. For those looking to get the party started, there’s a list of classic cocktails (two-for-one on Thursdays), while soft drinks and mocktails are available for anyone not looking to drink.

The Black Horse is also home to an inviting menu of contemporary pub grub, with children’s options and Sunday roasts available too. Pub classics such as fish and chips and steak are available, while there are also salads for those looking for a light bite. We are most tempted however by The Black Horse Burger, crowned with crispy bacon, cheddar, red onion marmalade and Hippo burger sauce.

You can round off your meal with indulgent desserts such as a warm chocolate brownie, and be sure to keep an eye out for The Black Horse’s occasional price deals and roster of events, such as its Thursday night quizzes.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Tandoor Chop House

Tandoor Chop House

8 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HZ

£30 - £49
Indian
Coal Rooms

Coal Rooms

11a Station Way, London, SE15 4RX

Under £30
International
The Star Inn the City

The Star Inn the City

The Engine House, Museum Gardens, York, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7FR

Under £30
Gastropub
Babur

Babur

119 Brockley Rise, London, London, SE23 1JP

£30 - £49
Indian
Caviar House & Prunier

Caviar House & Prunier

161 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EA

A brand truly synonymous with luxurious living, the Caviar House and Prunier is located in the very centre of historic London, just off of Piccadilly. Glamorously and elegantly put together, the décor promising indulgence and comfort – just look at that wall of wine and you’ll know that you’re in for a truly decadent treat – Caviar House and Prunier is nonetheless subtle, not needing to shout from the rooftops or make overblown gestures, quite simply because guests know that this, the flagship store of an internationally recognised name, is the best. The only UK retailer producing their very own caviar and the first to introduce sustainable products, Caviar House and Prunier offers the very best caviar and smoked salmon (under the brand name Balik) in the world, and this Seafood Bar provides customers with the opportunity to sample this. Not only are there numerous types of caviar to be enjoyed, but numerous other seafood dishes, including excellent platters.

£50 - £79
Fish
Il Pampero

Il Pampero

20 Chesham Place, London, SW1X 8HQ

£50 - £79
Italian
Daisy Green

Daisy Green

20 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7HX

Under £30
The Avalon

The Avalon

16 Balham Hill, Clapham, London, SW12 9EB

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegan
British
Gastropub
Franco Manca Brixton

Franco Manca Brixton

Unit 4, Market Row, Brixton, London, SW9 8LD

The first Franco Manca pizzeria, a true pioneer of Neapolitan-style sourdough pizza in the UK, was born in the heart of Brixton Village. Centrally located within the Granville arcade, which feels like a step back in time itself, is where it all began at unit four, Market Row. In its natural home, nestled in between the independent shops, craft boutiques, and quaint cafes underneath the railway arches, the white awning peeps out over the charming wooden outside seating. The restaurant is just around the corner from Brixton tube station, iconic Electric Avenue bars and clubs, and the Prince of Wales for a post-pizza brew.

The founder, Giuseppe Mascoli, bought the premises from the previous pizzeria owner, paying homage to him by aptly borrowing his name for his empire, which translates to ‘Frank’s missing’.  While the Franco Manca brand has certainly grown, this pizzeria still holds onto its true origins as a cosy and intimate restaurant. As you peer through the glass windows to see where it all started, the interior is friendly and familiar. It feels like a true Italian experience, with well-used peels proudly hung up on the white tiled walls and the warm aroma of the hot Tufac brick, imported from Naples. Each pizza only takes 40 seconds to bake within the 500 degree wood-fired ovens.

It is well worth the trek and queues to grab a pie from the small pizzeria, you can be guaranteed value for money with quality, organic ingredients and smashing sourdough bases. The produce is either imported from Italian or grown locally, all carefully selected to ensure the food is at its seasonal prime. And the fresh lemonade definitely helps wash it down nicely. This is a must for all Franco Manca fans to experience the original, which is arguably still the best.

Under £30
Pizza
Italian
Ox & Finch

Ox & Finch

920 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7TF

Based in the heart of Glasgow's bustling West End, Ox & Finch is a contemporary restaurant which serves a varied menu of small sharing plates. Priding itself on its ingredient-led, simple style of cooking, it has proved popular among Glaswegians and visitors alike since it opened in 2014. Balancing a laid-back ambience with a menu which demonstrates real skill, Ox & Finch is a spot for both special occasions and casual lunches, but you are required to book ahead to guarantee yourself a table.

From the outside, Ox & Finch almost has the appearance of a pub with its big windows and large sign. This carries through to the restaurant's interior which features brown leather banquettes, walls lined with wine bottles, and pendant lights hanging from above. At one end of the restaurant there's a swanky bar decorated with black tiles, while to the side sits Ox & Finch's open kitchen, which allows diners to watch on as their food is prepared.

The style of food on offer varies hugely with dishes inspired by everywhere from Asia to the Middle East, and there are also some classic British dishes thrown in for good measure. You're encouraged to order a mixture of different plates to share as a table, meaning you can try a decent amount of the menu. Dishes at Ox & Finch range from beetroot hummus with feta, nut dukkah, pomegranate and toasted flatbread, and charred sprouts with parmesan gnocchi, smoked bacon and a poached egg, to seared scallops, served with pancetta, cauliflower, capers, raisins and hazelnuts. Meanwhile desserts include chocolate and coconut crémeux with coconut ice cream, and tonka bean bread and butter pudding with a yoghurt sorbet.

Ox & Finch's drinks menu is headlined by its impressive and reasonably priced wine list but there are also alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, beers, spirits and more available.

£30 - £49
International
Fusion
The Duchy Arms

The Duchy Arms

63 Sancroft Street, London, SE11 5UG

The Duchy Arms is a proper local in all meanings of the phrase, catering first and foremost to our local community, offering our “yellow panda loyalty card” to all of our regulars and involving ourselves in the local community whatever way we can. Under the leadership of The Yellow Panda Pub Co, The Duchy has an elegant interior split between a front bar area and a back dining-cum-function room that can be hired out for meetings, birthdays, weddings and many more occasions. The spacious beer garden comes alive in the spring and summer months with room for families and alfresco dining. Our menu comprises of pub classics done well and a range of daily-changing specials served both at lunch and dinner. Our venue is both dog and child-friendly and The Duchy also boasts four TV screens showing a range of sports. Special deals to look out for include a three-course Sunday lunch for 17.95, and 2-4-1 cocktails on Fridays and Saturdays, between 5-10pm.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Gastropub
York & Albany by Gordon Ramsay

York & Albany by Gordon Ramsay

127-129 Parkway, Regent's Park, London, NW1 7PS

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Gastropub
Ksara Ealing

Ksara Ealing

10 Northfield Avenue, Ealing, London, W13 9RJ

The Lebanese cuisine is a cuisine of the sun and a cuisine from the heart which reflects Lebanese love for food and the generosity.

Starter Dishes are a selection of small tasty dishes such as Hummus, Aubergines, Tabbouleh, etc..

Main courses range from a wide variety of Fish and meats usually prepared on the charcoal grill. Although simple fresh fruits are served at the end of the meal, there are also deserts such as baklava and more to accompany mint tea and Lebanese coffee

£30 - £49
Lebanese
Hard Rock Café Manchester

Hard Rock Café Manchester

Exchange Square Manchester, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 2BS

The Hard Rock Café, Manchester is a family orientated destination, located at The Printworks, it is within walking distance of many popular attractions such as the Manchester Arena, the Arndale Shopping Centre and the Royal Exchange Theatre.

The restaurant is decorated with many British music legends, and memorabilia from international stars. It is a lively and inviting restaurant with a large and varied crowd-pleasing menu. Favourites include the Original Legendary Burger which is Hard Rock Café’s famous all-steak burger served with applewood bacon and cheese, and the most recent addition - the Moving Mountains Burger which is made using a 100% plant based vegan patty.

If you’re looking for starters and sharers you will find plenty of classic American dishes to choose from, such as the four cheese nachos, spicy chicken wings and mini sliders. Other popular dishes include the Hard Rock café salads and sandwiches, if you’re stopping for lunch take a look at the barbeque pulled pork sandwich served with pickles and coleslaw, or the grilled chicken Caesar salad made with parmesan crisps, croutons and classic dressing.

There is a separate children’s menu which features a smaller burger served with a side, plus a twisted mac and cheese, and a grilled chicken breast served with veggies.

If you’re looking for some American inspired desserts you will find plenty of choice including a hot fudge brownie sundae and a New York cheesecake. The drinks menu is large and varied offering a wide selection of beers, wines, soft drinks and signature cocktails such as their classic Caribbean Mojito made with rum, fresh mint and sparkling soda.

If you’re looking for gluten free options there is a separate menu which features dishes such as a grilled chicken sandwich, chicken wings and a special gluten free barbeque bacon cheeseburger.

£30 - £49
North American
Burgers
Onslow Arms Inn

Onslow Arms Inn

The Street, West Clandon, Surrey, GU4 7TE

Nearly everybody you talk to knows the Onslow Arms, West Clandon and has fond memories of visits over the years. A smart community pub with a great range of beers and fresh food, where drinkers and eaters alike are looked after with the same friendly and professional service.

We serve delicious freshly prepared food all day every day, with quality, seasonal, ingredients freshly prepared for great flavour. The perfect host for a drink with pals, a business lunch or dinner with friends and friends.

We pride ourselves on our seasonal, British menu which is packed full of the freshest ingredients and bursting with flavour!

Whether you are in need of a hearty traditional pub classic or a light lunchtime bite, our Head Chef has devised a menu to cater to all your wants and desires. Our real ales and list of wines from all over the world have been carefully selected to ensure there is something for everyone.

Under £30
Modern European
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Dishoom Shoreditch

Dishoom Shoreditch

7 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London, E2 7JE

Decorated to look like an Irani, Persian-style café from Bombay in the 1930s, much like its Shoreditch location the décor is a little rough round the edges but popular and charming all the same. Although décor wise Dishoom embraces imperfections, when it comes to the food the upmost attention is paid to making sure you get great authentic dishes with a fun and modern twist.

Serving food from breakfast all the way through to late night snacks, Dishoom has a dish that will suit you mood no matter what time of day you decide to visit. With so many different naan rolls to choose from including the now-famous bacon naan roll with cream cheese and chilli jam, start your day with this filling treat or go for something a little lighter like the date and banana porridge. When it comes to mains in the middle of the day, start with a small plate of veggie samosas, chilli cheese toast or okra fries before moving onto dishes from the grill including chicken tikka or sheekh kabab. Curry-wise, mattar paneer, chicken ruby in a rich, silky ‘makhani’ sauce and the 24 hour cooked house black daal feature on the menu.

Drink offerings include a number of alcohol free tipples to honour Bombay’s 1949 alcohol prohibition. Sober martinis and a dry old-fashioned feature on this part of the menu but don’t worry because there are lots of alcohol filled tipples too. The East India Gimlet mixes gin, rose’s lime and celery bitters, while the Viceroy’s Old Fashioned is made with bourbon, bayleaf reduction and green tea – not one for the faint hearted.

At its Shoreditch location Dishoom also offers up a signature lamb raan bun – lamb marinated in red chilli, ginger and garlic in a sourdough bun with pickles and onions. This dish is only served at the Shoreditch restaurant though so if this is what you’re after, you know where to go.  

£30 - £49
Indian
Gaucho Piccadilly

Gaucho Piccadilly

25 Swallow Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1B 4QR

The Piccadilly branch of the impressive Gaucho empire is the brand’s flagship restaurant, set in a stunning townhouse, located in the heart of the bustling West End of the city. The restaurant is surrounded by great public transport links from the underground, buses, or taxis.

The elegant interior is very much a snazzy, luxurious affair with brass and jewel tones offsetting the décor inspired by the rugged Argentinian landscape. The colour palette is earth and moody, and the furniture is chic – a cool combination of modern and natural. The atmosphere is immediately relaxing, yet intimate, making it a perfect setting for a date or a formal dinner.  As the former home of the Spanish ambassador, the designers have definitely done it justice. Gaucho always manages to impress with its exquisite décor and exclusive vibe.

There are many exceptional spaces within this spacious multi-level restaurant, with great facilities for a variety of occasions and events. The ground floor encompasses the beautiful dining room, which is connected to a lovely terrace area – weather-proofed for all seasons. The first floor hosts another grand dining space, featuring the open kitchen for some ringside culinary action – a real treat for patrons.

The legendary electro brunches and private dining rooms are found on the first floor of the restaurant. This Gaucho restaurant is truly unique in many respects from its multicultural décor to its brilliant location and history; one of the exclusive rooms even pays homage to the former Spanish owner. The top floor hides a secret courtyard and cocktail bars inspired by the socialising culture of Buenos Aires.

Wherever you decide to be seated within Gaucho’s huge Piccadilly restaurant, the cuisine is guaranteed to amaze. The Pampas-reared Black Angus beef steaks are exquisitely plated up in a range of cuts and weights - be prepared for an indulgent feast.

 

£50 - £79
Steak
Argentinian
Dishoom King

Dishoom King's Cross

5 Stable Street, King's Cross, London, N1C 4AB

Designed to look like an old Bombay train station cafe from the late 1920’s and aptly located just a stone’s throw away from Kings Cross station and one of London’s oldest railways, Dishoom generates queues every night. While the wait for this popular Indian restaurant may be long, it’s worth the wait.

Dishes vary from traditional curries and grilled meats to modern and experimental dishes like the bacon naan roll that has become a real favourite for any regulars of the Indian chain. For early morning visits to Dishoom, dishes from the breakfast menu include a parsi omelette with tomatoes, onion, coriander and green chilli and a sweet date and banana porridge. Washed it all down with one of its breakfast tipples or a traditional Indian chai. From the all-day menu dishes include 24 Hour cooked black daal, chole puri – a chickpea curry with sweet halwa, awadhi lamb biryani and murgh malai - chicken thighs with garlic, ginger and coriander. All these dishes can come accompanied with rice, naan or roti.

Head downstairs to the bar area to try cocktails which include The Kohinoor Fizz with gin, aperol, prosecco and egg whites or the Bollybellini with raspberries, lychees, rose and cardamom mixed with sparkling wine.

You’ll find this buzzy restaurant filled with couples, families, students (it’s round the corner from Central St Martins) and group diners alike. With dishes suitable for all tastes and dietary requirements Dishoom is an all-round winner when it comes to Indian cuisine.

£30 - £49
Indian
Salsa Tapas & Grill

Salsa Tapas & Grill

34-36 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1NT

Serving tapas, paella, fajitas, sangriaand much more in a relaxed Latin atmosphere.

Under £30
Portuguese
Pizza
Mexican
Mediterranean
Vegetarian
Vegan
Tapas
Steak
Spanish
Burgers
Ice Cream
Fusion
Fish
Hard Rock Cafe - Glasgow

Hard Rock Cafe - Glasgow

179 Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, G1 2JZ

Under £30
North American
Burgers
The Signal

The Signal

7 Devonshire Road, London, London, SE23 3HE

Based in the heart of Forest Hill, The Signal is a bustling pub serving a wonderful all-day food menu, as well as a wide selection of drinks. Its laid back ambience means that it attracts a fantastic mixture of different people from the local area, and now that it's been taken over by the Hippo Inns group, it's also looking slicker than ever.

Occupying the ground floor of a three-storey red brick building opposite Forest Hill tube station, The Signal's interior has almost a bistro feel to it thanks to its widely spaced wooden tables and brightly coloured walls. However, it also has that cosy ambience that you want from a local pub, with plenty of homely touches dotted around. It also benefits from a small outdoor area complete with heaters, which is particularly good for small gatherings.

In terms of food, there are a number of small bar snack-style dishes which can be enjoyed throughout the days, including hot wings, a black pudding Scotch egg, and beetroot falafels served with tzatziki. The main menu however, features starters such as peri-peri calamari and nduja mac n' smoked cheese, and main courses ranging from fish and chips to sous vide pork belly.

Desserts on offer include a playfully named hippo-bocker glory, as well as sticky toffee pudidng served with honeycomb and salted caramel ice cream. There are plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians on the menu too. If you visit The Signal on a Sunday, you can also choose to go for one of its mouthwatering roasts.

The drinks list varies from house cocktails such as a black cherry and amaretto sour, to an extensive list of wines, none of which drift north of the £40 mark. On top of this, there are a number of beers and spirits available too, as well as plenty of soft drink options.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Boxcar Baker & Deli

Boxcar Baker & Deli

7a Wyndham Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 1PN

Following the launch of Boxcar Butcher & Grill in 2017, the team now have this Baker & Deli just down the road. Open for breakfast and lunch (and dinner on select days), the bakery, store and deli showcases the best of British produce, with diners able to choose whether they want to eat in or take their food away.

In the morning, the kitchen turns out a selection of baked goods, from artisan breads to cakes and pastries (which are half-price from 6pm), while the deli counter is laden with homemade pies, quiches and sausage rolls. Come lunchtime, guests can tuck into salads and sandwiches, alongside a selection of wines, craft beers and ciders. From Wednesday to Saturday, Boxcar stays open until 10pm, serving craft beer, artisan wine, seasonal flatbreads, Swedish meatballs and cheese and charcuterie sharing boards.

If the weather’s nice, you can grab a table on the terrace, while you can also use your visit to do a spot of shopping, as Boxcar sells larder items and household goods, including oils, spreads, artisan chocolates, beauty products and homeware.   

Under £30
British
Inamo Soho

Inamo Soho

134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP

inamo showcases stunning pan Asian cuisine using the world's first interactive restaurant ordering & entertainment systems. Order your meal via interactive table surface projections & tablets, watch chef-cam, play engaging games, even colour and draw on the table surface with the inadoodle app. The table experience at Inamo is unlike anywhere else in London or beyond.

Feast on a stunning menu centred around sharing, from sushi dishes including signature Dragon Roll to succulent Asian Tapas such as Sweet Chilli Prawn Tempura, Popcorn Scallops, and dim sum; alongside Larger Sharing Dishes including Sichuan Chicken, Sizzling Mushroom Toban Yaki (v), and Black Pepper Fillet of Beef. With over 20 vegetarian & vegan dishes inamo offers something for all tastes, and the menu is as much a talking point as the technology surrounding it.

inamo boasts 2 award-winning Games Rooms with 150 inch wall projections & games consoles, perfect for gaming, live TV & sports, and even karaoke; with their own private bars and private dining options.

At inamo Camden in Summer the stunning outside areas are transformed into a Secret Garden decked in ivy, wisteria & festoon lighting, with private dining pagoda & gazebos, and a bespoke gin menu; and for the colder months into a Winter Garden with heated pop-up dining pods.

Recent Awards:

OpenTable: Diner's Choice Awards 2019.

TimeOut: Best Brunch (Central London), Best Restaurant & Best Outside Bar (Camden) 2018

Restaurant Marketer & Innovator:  Best Use of Technology 2019

Golden Chopstick Awards: Shortlisted Best UK Fusion Restaurant 2019

As Jay Rayner wrote in The Observer, ‘from the interactive menu to delicious sushi, this is Asian fun at your fingertips’.

£30 - £49
Pan Asian
Sushi
Japanese
Afternoon tea
The Royal Oak Twickenham

The Royal Oak Twickenham

13 Richmond Road, London, London, TW1 3AB

Not too far from Twickenham station, you will find The Royal Oak, a popular neighbourhood pub that is just a stone’s throw from the river. Part of the Hippo Inns group, The Royal Oak is spread across two floors: on the ground floor, you can relax in the cosy pub that comes complete with a wood fire and tank-fresh beer which is stored in two copper tanks hanging above the bar. Upstairs is where meals are enjoyed, ranging from cosy dinners to a lively knees up.

The Royal Oak’s menu is all about celebrating the best of British ingredients, with the a la carte comprising pub classics alongside some more contemporary propositions. You can order tempting dishes such as half-roasted chicken served with a rocket and vine tomato salad or opt for an aged sirloin steak cooked to your liking and accompanied by confit tomato, Portobello mushroom, watercress, fries and your choice of sauce. To finish up, choose between the likes of sticky toffee pudding with salted caramel ice cream or an indulgent ‘Hippo-Bocker’ glory.

For more casual meals out, there is always the option to order from The Royal Oak’s succinct dedicated pizza menu, which features classic varieties such as Margherita and Marinara, as well as a tomato-based pizza topped with chicken and spicy nduja. Be sure to check out the seasonal set menus too, which serve up winter warmers or summer favourites depending on the time of year and are always great value.

For days that call for outdoor dining, The Royal Oak is home to an intimate street-side terrace, complete with attractive planters to give some privacy and an awning to keep you dry should the weather turn. Families are welcome too, with children eating for half price from Monday to Thursday, between the hours of 4-6pm.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Pizza
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Fish
Hakkasan Mayfair

Hakkasan Mayfair

17 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6QB

Over £80
Chinese
One Michelin star
The Burlington Arms

The Burlington Arms

21 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2JL

Under £30
Pubs
Caffe Concerto Green Park

Caffe Concerto Green Park

61 Piccadilly, mayfair, London, W1J 0DY

Caffé Concerto presents a luxuriously decorated contemporary dining room with a strong music policy. Surrounding the gleaming grand piano is a number of tables populated with both shoppers and those who have made the visit solely to dine on the fine Italian menu. Our kitchen focuses on favourites of the Italian table, with an extensive menu from Carbonara to Chicken Milanese, with vegetarian, seafood, sandwiches and a selection of salads. Bar snacks are also available with a wide variety of cocktails and classic wines. To complete your dining experience, try one of Caffé Concerto’s famous cakes and desserts.

£30 - £49
Italian
The Bedford

The Bedford

77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9HD

£30 - £49
Pubs
Pizza
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Bars
Gastropub
The Colton Arms

The Colton Arms

187 Greyhound Road, Baron's Court, London, W14 9SD

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Fish
Sam

Sam's Riverside

1 Crisp Walk, Hammersmith, London, W6 9DN

As part of the major rejuvenation of Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, restaurateur Sam Harrison has launched Sam’s Riverside, an informal yet stylish restaurant and bar which features large windows, splashes of marble and an open kitchen.

As the name suggests, Sam’s Riverside overlooks the Thames and boasts impressive views of Hammersmith Bridge. Open daily, the kitchen at Sam’s Riverside is overseen by head chef Harvey Trollope and the menu of mainly Anglo-French dishes has been devised in collaboration with culinary director Rowleigh Leigh, who previously launched Kensington Place and has worked at Le Gavroche.

The space features a standalone bar which serves its own menu of snacks and light bites, alongside the usual beers, wines and cocktails. If you are just looking for a few quick and casual plates, you can choose from the likes of parmesan churros, grilled squid on nduja toast, and a buttermilk chicken bun slathered with red cabbage coleslaw.

Those who are settling in for the evening though can dine from the restaurant’s à la carte. On the menu, you can expect to find oysters and seafood dishes such as scallop ceviche or grilled octopus with pimento potatoes and saffron aioli. The rest of the offering champions modern European cuisine, which means the likes of beef tartare with quail egg served on dripping toast, or perhaps peppered venison chops finished off with onion squash and sprout tops.

To round off your meal, you can choose a sweet from Sam’s rather tempting selection of desserts. Traditional offerings include apple tart served alongside caramel ice cream and cider brandy, as well as buttermilk pudding with thyme shortbread, fig, date and walnut.

Sam’s Riverside is also home to a sumptuous outdoor dining area, while the chic private dining room can seat up to 18 guests.

This isn’t owner Sam Harrison’s first foray into the restaurant world. He previously owned Sam’s Brasserie in Chiswick and Harrison’s in Balham before selling them to the Foxlow group in 2015.

 

 

£30 - £49
British
The Blue Anchor Hammersmith

The Blue Anchor Hammersmith

13 Lower Mall, London, London, W6 9DJ

Boasting a prime position on the banks of the River Thames and home to gorgeous views overlooking the water, The Blue Anchor is a long-standing riverside spot that is well-loved for a reason.

These days, The Blue Anchor is part of the popular Hippo Inns group, but the pub has been around long before then, having first received its license in 1722, almost 300 years ago. Cinema buffs might recognise the space too, as it was featured in the classic 1998 film Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow (who probably would be partial to one of The Blue Anchor’s vibrant salads).

Only a short walk from Hammersmith Bridge, The Blue Anchor makes for a great pit-stop if you have spent the day walking along the riverbanks, and is also a popular spot for spectators of the annual Boat Race. Once inside, the ground floor offers a glimpse of what a 17th century pub would look like, thanks to the space’s traditional wood-panelled walls, while the upstairs River Room is a more contemporary affair, featuring chic chandeliers and a stunning ocean-themed mural which takes up most of one wall.

The Blue Anchor’s menu majors in pub classics given modern twists - think fish and chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas or a stacked burger loaded with cheese and bacon (vegan version also available). Desserts are classic too, thanks to the likes of a ‘Hippo-Bocker’ Glory and sticky toffee pudding, while you can wash down your meal with a selection of international wines, beers on tap or classic cocktails.

If you fancy a family dinner out, children eat half price at The Blue Anchor during the week (4-6pm) and don’t miss the Sunday roast specials on the weekend either, when chicken, roast beef or a veggie alternative all come piled high with trimmings.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Daphne

Daphne's

112 Draycott Avenue, South Kensington, London, SW3 3AE

£50 - £79
Italian
GB1 at The Grand

GB1 at The Grand

97-99 King’s Road, Brighton, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FW

£30 - £49
Fish
Aubaine Mayfair

Aubaine Mayfair

31 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4ND

£30 - £49
The Black Dog

The Black Dog

112 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall, London, SE11 5ER

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Folie

Folie

37 Golden Square, Soho, London, W1F 9LB

Folie is the first solo project from Guillaume Depoix, the former operations manager of the Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch. The former hotel worker has decided to ditch East London in favour of a plum location on Golden Square, an area of the capital which is situated between Mayfair and Soho, two other thriving hubs of the restaurant scene in London.

It’s a contemporary take on the French Riviera’s dining culture, from Marseille to Portofino all the way through to St Tropez and Nice. The all-day menu features simple and unfussy French and Mediterranean food.

The food and drink menus take guests through from early breakfasts to late-night tipples. Whether you are in need of a quick business lunch or a relaxed sit down menu, Folie serves up the likes of sea bream crudo with citrus and avocado, and Provençal braised beef with confit potatoes. The sharing platters meanwhile include the likes of charcoal grilled sea bass with ratatouille. To finish, tarte tropézienne, seasonal sorbets and cheese boards all feature on the dessert menu. 

There is a special focus on classic cocktails like Martinis and Negronis, as well as some rare pastis and vermouths to accompany the dishes. A selection of organic wine, most hailing from France, are also available to enjoy too.

Designed by Studio KO (previous interior designers for Chiltern Firehouse and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum), the restaurant takes its inspiration from the glamour of the French Riviera in the 1960s and 70s, presenting it in a contemporary and stylish way, with small elements of Parisian chic featuring throughout.  

Folie also boasts a semi-private dining room for intimate gatherings, as well as a bar area where you can enjoy its expertly mixed cocktails before heading to the dining room to enjoy a Mediterranean inspired feast.

£50 - £79
Modern European
The Bolingbroke

The Bolingbroke

174 Northcote Road, Wandsworth, London, SW11 6RE

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Steak
Bars
Gastropub
Ksara Hammersmith

Ksara Hammersmith

211 Fulham Palace Road, , London , W6 8QX

The Lebanese cuisine is a cuisine of the sun and a cuisine from the heart which reflects Lebanese love for food and the generosity.

The Lebanese cuisine is a cuisine of the sun and a cuisine from the heart which reflects Lebanese love for food and the generosity.

Starter Dishes are a selection of small tasty dishes such as Hummus, Aubergines, Tabbouleh, etc..

Main courses range from a wide variety of Fish and meats usually prepared on the charcoal grill. Although simple fresh fruits are served at the end of the meal, there are also deserts such as baklava and more to accompany mint tea and Lebanese coffee.

£30 - £49
Lebanese
Romulo Café

Romulo Café

343 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 6NW

£30 - £49
Pan Asian
Noodles
Vegetarian
Vegan
South East Asian
Bars
Fusion
Wahaca Southbank

Wahaca Southbank

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Under £30
Mexican
Duke of Sussex

Duke of Sussex

75 South Parade, Chiswick, London, W4 5LF

£30 - £49
Modern European
Burgers
British
Gastropub
The Duke of Sussex

The Duke of Sussex

23 Baylis Road, South Bank, London, SE1 7AY

Conveniently just a short stroll from Waterloo station, The Duke of Sussex is a fine example of a 1920s local – a typical boozer from long-defunct London brewers Truman, Hanbury & Buxton – which is now part of the Hippo Inns family.

The pub now sports en vogue light fixtures and shabby-chic furniture, but there are a few nods to the building’s heritage, including fascinating framed newspaper reports in the cosy rear dining room of long-forgotten front-page splashes.

The bar stocks various beers on tap, alongside an impressive selection of spirits and over 20 wines by the glass at fair prices. When it comes to dining at The Duke of Sussex, expect a charming blend of old and new, with old-school bar snacks such as a black pudding Scotch egg found alongside roasted red pepper hummus served with toasted ciabatta for dipping.

More substantial options from the menu include fish and chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas, or the signature Hippo Burger: a mountain of beef patty, cheddar, crispy smoked bacon, red onion marmalade, fried dill pickle and Hippo burger sauce (fries too, naturally). Sweet-toothed diners will find plenty to love in the pudding selection, which features a s’more chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream and chocolate ‘soil’, while those who prefer savoury delights can order the cheese board, exclusively made up of British varieties and served alongside chutney and crackers.

Children are welcome at The Duke of Sussex, as evidenced by the succinct menu of meals for little ones, which includes bangers and mash and a child-friendly portion of fish and chips. On the weekends, the outdoor terrace comes alive (especially in warm weather), while you can also find joy indoors thanks to The Duke’s epic range of Sunday roasts - think half a roast chicken or a roast rump of beef served with veg, Yorkshire pudding, cauliflower cheese gratin, roast potatoes and lashings of gravy.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Fish
Okan Brixton Village

Okan Brixton Village

Unit 39 Brixton Village Market, London, SW9 8PS

Under £30
Japanese
Pizza Express New Globe Walk

Pizza Express New Globe Walk

Benbow House, 24 New Globe Walk, London, SE1 9DS

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
The Rosendale

The Rosendale

65 Rosendale Road, Dulwich, London, SE21 8EZ

£30 - £49
Pubs
Pizza
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
British
Bars
Gastropub
The Lillie Langtry

The Lillie Langtry

19 Lillie Road, London, London, SW6 1UE

There's an undeniable charm to West Brompton's The Lillie Langtree, a pub packed full of homely touches. Just a moment's walk from Earl's court station, The Lillie Langtree has long been a go-to food and drinks spot for those who live and work nearby when they want to unwind. Now part of the Hippo Inns group, the pub is looking slicker than ever and has an even more extensive menu to match.

The contemporary space at The Lillie Langtree balances chic decoration with the odd rustic touch to create a warm and welcoming setting. The main dining room features a mish-mash of banquettes, chairs and cosy sofas, while the first floor Victorian cocktail bar radiates luxury. The pub also benefits from two outdoor areas which are the ideal place to enjoy a few drinks. The front terrace area is lit up at night by a fairy light-clad tree, meanwhile the back yard benefits from heaters meaning that it can be used all year round.

The food menu is packed full of pub classics such as bubble and squeak, and chicken liver parfait with sourdough to start. You can expect hearty main courses including pan roasted seabass and the hippo burger which comes topped with cheese, bacon and red onion marmalade. Meanwhile, for dessert there's everything from sticky toffee pudding to chocolate brownie on offer. There are also a number of vegan and vegetarian options, as well as a separate children's menu, meaning that everyone is catered for at The Lillie Langtree.

Drinks-wise, an impressive wine list features a number of options by the glass and bottle. There's also a tempting selection of cocktails available including playful takes on classics, such as a salted caramel old fashioned. On top of this, there are also beers both on draft and from the bottle, as well as plenty of soft drink options too.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Burgers
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
The George Glengall Grove

The George Glengall Grove

114 Glengall Grove, London, London, E14 3ND

One of the only remaining pubs on the Isle of Dogs, The George is traditional British pub owned by the Hippo Inns group. Bursting with character, The George is exactly what you want from an east end pub - big plates of British classics alongside a wide selection of drinks, all served up in a cosy, informal setting. Its convenient location right opposite Crossharbour station only makes it an even more appealing option when looking for the perfect pub.

The George's red brick facade immediately evokes the feeling that your entering an old school boozer. Inside, it's an equally traditional affair with wooden panels a plenty and walls covered in framed pictures. The pub benefits from two bars: the main public bar, and a more relaxed lounge bar. On top of this there is also a conservatory area that opens out onto a gorgeous beer garden, which is a great sun trap during the summer.

The food offering really is a 'Best of British' affair, with starters including everything from salt beef bites with mustard mayo to chicken liver parfait served alongside ciabatta and red onion chutney. Main courses include classics such as fish and chips, and ham, egg and chips, as well as pies from east end institution Maureen's Pies. When it comes to puddings, you can expect all the crowd pleasers such as chocolate brownie and sticky toffee pudding. Head over on Sundays to enjoy one of the George's amazing roasts served with all the trimmings.

Drinks at The George include an extensive list of wines by both the bottle and glass. On top of this there are also plenty of different beers available on draught and also from bottles, as well as a wide selection of spirits. There are also a number of great soft drink options for those avoiding alcohol.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegetarian
Vegan
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
The Lighterman

The Lighterman

3 Granary Square, King's Cross, London, N1C 4BH

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Gymkhana

Gymkhana

42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JH

Mayfair restaurant Gymkhana originally opened its doors in 2013, and the restaurant was awarded a Michelin star just a year later, which it retains to this day. In the summer of 2019, Gymkhana was struck by disaster when a fire in the restaurant forced the Mayfair hotspot to close down – luckily, no one was injured in the blaze. Gymkhana underwent a significant refurbishment and reopened in February 2019.

Restaurant guests can expect to find a striking dining room kitted out in tones of jade green and polished dark timber, matched with metallic accents and marble tabletops. Gymkhana’s original booth seating has survived, and provides a degree of intimacy and privacy in the restaurant - no doubt a reason why Gymkhana remains a popular celeb-haunt. Head down the mirrored steps and you'll find Gymkhana's much-lauded bar area - a great place to enjoy a gin and tonic with some Indian snacks.

When it comes to the menu, Gymkhana offers a range of menus from a daily a la carte to special lunch and tasting menus. Gymkhana is inspired by the elite social clubs of colonial India, and the a la carte offers a range of snacks, kebabs, curries and game dishes to suit all comers. Dishes from the reinvigorated menu include the likes of venison keema naan with cucumber and cumin raita, quail seekh kebab with mustard and mint ketchup, and kasoori chicken tikka with moong sprouts and kasundi kachumber. Curries may suit those who want something a little more familiar - pork cheek vindaloo, venison biryani, chicken butter masala and lamb shank rogan josh all make an appearance, all accompanied by a wide choice of sides, from perfect steamed basmati rice to channa masala and Rajasthani bhindi.

Desserts are equally luxurious - saffron pistachio kulfi, and cardamom and basmati rice kheer, for example - and come accompanied by a choice of digestifs, dessert wines or fine tea blends.

 

£50 - £79
Indian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Crown & Cushion

The Crown & Cushion

Minley Road, Camberley, Surrey, GU17 9UA

The updated menu now offers a selection of your pub favourites along with a few new dishes and vegan choices for you to enjoy, complimented with a great wine list from around the world, as well as delicious plated Sunday Roasts served 12 noon – 5pm. We have stunning alfresco dining available with our outdoor bar in the rear garden open and overlooking the cricket green.

We’re very lucky to have the impressive Meade Hall adjacent to the pub! A fabulous 16th Century Medieval banqueting hall built from timbers reclaimed from wrecks of the Spanish Armada which we hope will be open again soon for weddings and special events.

£30 - £49
Steak
Burgers
British
Barbecue
Gastropub
Bistro
20 Stories

20 Stories

No 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3 3EB

£30 - £49
British
The Abbeville

The Abbeville

67-69 Abbeville Road, Clapham, London, SW4 9JW

£30 - £49
Pubs
Vegan
Burgers
British
Gastropub
The Builders Arms

The Builders Arms

13 Britten Street, London, London, SW3 3TY

The Builders Arms in Chelsea is a quintessential gastropub, which has an upbeat vibe at any time of the day thanks to its wide-ranging clientele – a true cross-section of the well-to-do neighbourhood, including young families, local residents and nearby office workers.

Stepping inside The Builders Arms feels a bit like visiting your wealthy friend’s country pile, thanks to the tasteful dining room’s mix of upholstered chairs, wooden tables, colourful fabrics and shelves piled high with books and curious trinkets. Stop by for lunch or dinner when you can kick things off with snacks such as a black pudding Scotch egg or beetroot falafel balls with a refreshing tzatziki dip. For starters proper, tuck into the likes of homemade soup of the day or peri-peri calamari, before moving on to your main course: pan-roasted sea bass with truffle potato gratin perhaps, or maybe the signature stacked burger?

You can round things off with tooth-achingly sweet desserts such as a s’more chocolate brownie or sticky toffee pudding with honeycomb and salted caramel ice cream, while those who prefer savoury delights can order the Great British Farmhouse cheese board, which comes complete with crackers and chutney.

As the day wears on, the bar and pavement fill up with local office workers and homeward-bound residents, who sup real ales and explore the commendable wine list. If you are in need of hard liquor though, there is also a more than adequate selection of spirits, as well as a few house cocktails.

Come the weekend, pub goers make the most of The Builders Arms’s outdoor terrace, which is covered and heated for when the weather isn’t playing ball. As for the sumptuous roasts served with all of the classic trimmings? Well, they are more than enough reason to get out of bed on a Sunday.

£30 - £49
Pubs
Modern European
Vegetarian
Steak
British
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Fish

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