SquareMeal Bronze Awards

SquareMeal Bronze Awards are given to ‘very good’ restaurants and bars that are stand-outs within their neighbourhoods. They are an award given to only a few establishments and are an assessment of the full experience: food – first and foremost – combined with ambience, service and value. SquareMeal’s Awards reflect a combination of professional critic opinion and current feedback from SquareMeal users/diners. As such, they reveal at a glance how strongly SquareMeal is recommending a restaurant or bar.

Updated on 04 December 2018

London is full of fantastic restaurants, meaning that choosing the right restaurant for you can sometimes prove to be quite a task. The opinion of those who have already experienced a restaurant can often be of help; therefore Square Meal has awarded stars ranging from one to three to some of London’s best restaurants as a guide to how good we believe these London restaurants to be.  All of the London restaurants featured in this list have been awarded 1 star by the Square Meal team, meaning that they are considered as London restaurants of a very high standard.

Not every London restaurant features in the Square Meal star categories, meaning those that do are considered to be some of the finest in London.

Every one of the London restaurants with 1 Square Meal star featured in Square Meal’s list of the 1 Square Meal star London restaurants have been tried and tested by critics and our own customers so check out the reviews with Square Meal today. Each Square Meal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from those who have visited, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

The Narrow by Gordon Ramsay

44 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8DP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Oscar at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1RJ

Based in the smart Charlotte Street Hotel, expect to be greeted by doorman as you arrive at the Oscar bar and restaurant. The restaurant is all about serving top quality, seasonal food in a fun and colourful setting.

The front of the hotel is impressive enough by itself, with the whole ground floor façade painted mint green from head to toe, contrasting with the pale brick wall of the rest of the building above; a huge union jack hangs from above the door signalling that this is an old-school British hotel.

However, once you head into the Oscar bar and restaurants, prepare to be greeted by waves of colour and huge pieces of modern art which will grab your attention as soon as you walk in. The restaurant maintains a wonderful balance of being not overly casual but also not taking itself too seriously, making it a great spot to enjoy a meal with friends and family alike.

The a la carte menu consists of classic British dishes with a few influences from elsewhere in Europe. For starters you might go for the game terrine with hedgerow chutney, and toasted sourdough, or perhaps the decadent lobster cocktail. Main courses range from venison loin with clapshot, Brussels sprouts and bacon, to black cod, served with bok choy and Furikake rice. There’s also a separate pasta section if you’re feeling like something a little lighter, with options such as an oxtail ragu pappardelle on offer.

The tempting dessert menu features dishes such as a white chocolate fondant, and chestnut bread and butter pudding. There is also both an extensive breakfast and brunch menu on offer which is largely focused around egg-based classics, and an afternoon tea menu too. This is all accompanied by a suitably impressive wine list as well as a long list of signature cocktails.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Bars
Hotel Bars
The Fox & Pheasant

The Fox & Pheasant

1 Billing Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9UJ

Tucked away in a little corner of Chelsea is The Fox & Pheasant, a comfortable and cosy gastro pub owned by singer James Blunt which pays as much attention to its food offering as it does its selection of drinks. Despite its city credentials this backstreet local feels distinctly countryside thanks to rustic interiors and a certain charm from the warm and welcoming staff.

The pub’s history dates back to 1846, when it was originally founded as the Bedford Arms. Ten years later it was re-christened the Prince of Wales before settling for its current moniker in 1965. With such a lengthy legacy it’s of little wonder that you’ll find historic markers throughout. The three fireplaces give a sense of snugness perfect for cold winter days, while the wood panelling and lead-laced windows add to the feeling of a traditional (if upmarket) boozer.

As you might expect, The Fox & Pheasant serves a menu of pub classics alongside a selection of bar snacks, while the ever-popular Sunday roast is a weekly highlight (roasties, Yorkshires and plenty of gravy all come as standard). From the weekday line-up you’ll find the choice of dishes like steak and chips, beef and ale pie and a sweet potato and mushroom Wellington, while Saturdays bring a brunch that features crowd-pleasers like avocado on toast and eggs Benedict. A set menu during Tuesday-Friday lunchtimes means you can enjoy two courses for £18.50 – the perfect midweek pick me up we think.

If you prefer to prop up the bar then you’ll be pleased to know there’s a good selection of beverages on offer, with everything from fine wines and Champagnes covered through to craft beers and ales. To help you while away the hours there’s also a dartboard strung up for guests to use, while well behaved dogs are welcomes – and even provided with dog biscuits – should you wish to bring your sidekick.

£30 - £49
Pubs
British
Gastropub
Smiths of Smithfield

Smiths of Smithfield

67-77 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6HJ

£30 - £49
Modern European
Steak
2 Veneti

2 Veneti

10 Wigmore Street, Mayfair, London, W1U 2RD

£30 - £49
Italian
Benihana Chelsea

Benihana Chelsea

77 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4NX

One of two London sites for the global teppanyaki chain (the second is in Piccadilly), Benihana Chelsea finds itself in a subterranean space on the famed King’s Road.

The Benihana group has found success across the world with its ‘food theatre’ style and the same is true of its London branches, which are particularly popular for large groups, birthday parties and gaggles of tourists. The dining room here is slightly moodier than its Chelsea counterpart, with deep red walls and dark wood tables and chairs giving the space a grown-up feel. Of course, the main attraction is the hibachi grills found at the centre of each table and overseen by energetic chefs in red hats who wow the crowds with their slicing, dicing and chopping skills (you might see some occasional juggling of ingredients too).

Benihana Chelsea opens daily for both lunch and dinner - at lunchtime, you can enjoy dishes such as yakisoba noodles topped with tiger prawns and chicken, or a sushi and sashimi combination. If you have a bit more time to spare, instead opt for the ‘traditional lunch’ which begin with rice and vegetables, before moving on to your choice of chicken, salmon, prawn or steak all cooked in front of you.

By the time the evening rolls around, Benihana Chelsea’s atmosphere ramps up a notch, with groups and families with young children (kids menu available) settling in for a night of fun and theatrics. Dinners begin with sushi rolls and small plates such as edamame beans and prawn tempura, before moving on to the luxe likes of sirloin steak, miso black cod or Wagyu beef. To finish, treat yourself to green tea ice cream and almond chocolate cake, or opt for liquid afters by exploring Benihana’s tempting list of wines, beers, sake and fun specialty cocktails.

£50 - £79
Japanese
Refuel at The Soho Hotel

Refuel at The Soho Hotel

The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, Soho, London, W1D 3DH

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegetarian
Vegan
Steak
Afternoon tea
Café Spice Namasté

Café Spice Namasté

1-2 Lower Dock Walk, London, E162GT

Café Spice Namasté, nestled at the edge of Royal Albert Wharf, is a true hidden gem. This cosy Indian restaurant has won the hearts of locals and critics alike, thanks to its authentic Parsee food and relaxed, friendly vibe. The pared-back space features wood floors, vibrant Indian furnishings and stained glass windows. Here, diners can enjoy chef Cyrus Todiwala’s award-winning food and experience Parsee food hard to find elsewhere in London, or even the UK. Cyrus’ wife Pervin, who is also a trained chef, is co-patron and operations director.
Start your meal with a punchy cocktail like the lime and chilli mojito or garam masala old fashioned, which swaps the whiskey for aged rum. There is also an impressive global wine list, with plenty of affordable options by the glass or bottle. Classic beers like Cobra and Staropramen are also available, as well as a couple of pale ales too.

Needless to say, the food is the main event. Snack on homemade papads and chutneys while you peruse the delicious and varied options. There are some that might seem more familiar, such as halloumi shashlik or potato dosa, but there are plenty more that might not. These include pao com batata grain decebola (a potato and onion seed sourdough, served with olive oil and balsamic), grilled trout marinated in green chutney, venison tikka aflatoon (grilled venison haunch fillet marinated in anise, lime and orange) and a smoked, cured duck breast with soy, ginger and honey. Mr Todiwala’s Parsee lamb dhaansaak is a must-try, featuring lamb cooked in pureed lentils and vegetables, served with caramelised onions, rice, spiced meatballs and red onion salad. Alternatively, go for Parsee style lamb shank, slow-cooked in a tomato-based source and flavoured with whole spices.

To mop up all the excellent sauce, be sure to order some bread. Choose from naans like chilli cheese or Peshwari, as well as Keralan parathas and various rice dishes. Finish with a dessert such as zafrani creme brulee, Bombay creme caramel or kulfi for the full experience.

£30 - £49
International
Indian
Brasserie Max at the Covent Garden Hotel

Brasserie Max at the Covent Garden Hotel

Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9HB

£30 - £49
Modern European
Vegetarian
Steak
British
Brasserie
Afternoon tea
Hotel Bars
Fish
The Aviator Bar at Hush

The Aviator Bar at Hush

8 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

Bars
L

L'Escargot

48 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4EF

£50 - £79
French
OXO Tower Brasserie

OXO Tower Brasserie

Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9PH

Offering stunning views from high up the iconic OXO tower, the OXO Tower Brasserie serves a fantastic selection of dishes, in a fun and relaxed setting. With a daily live music line up as well as an impressive open kitchen. During warmer months there is also a beautiful terrace looking right over London where you can enjoy the modern European menu.


Inside, the décor is simple, with tables and chairs packed into every corner of the dining room. The glass walls mean that despite this, the brasserie maintains a bright and airy feel to it, and they also mean that even if you’re inside, you can still be constantly taking in the breath-taking views.


A broad all-day food menu focuses on championing local produce and changes every so often according to the season. Starters include a classic French caramelised onion soup with croutons, and beef carpaccio, with pickled shitake mayonnaise, wasabi, crispy lotus root, and a watercress and spring onion salad. If you’re wanting something more Italian in feel, why not try the burrata with grape and endive salad, golden raisin and balsamic dressing, and crispbread, or the red wine braised beef cheek open ravioli with mushroom mousse, and truffle cheese.


Main courses range from seared scallops served with serrano ham, to coffee rub lamb, served with truffle mash and cranberry jus. If you’re still hungry, there’s also a lovely selection of puddings on offer such as treacle tart with a blood orange sorbet, as well as a Pina colada sorbet. The OXO tower brasserie aim to cater for every need which is why there is also a separate vegan and vegetarian menu available, as well as a short but sweet children’s menu.
In terms of drinks, you can select a bottle of wine from the neighbouring restaurants extensive list. There are also plenty of cocktails, beers and soft drinks to pick from.

£30 - £49
British
Bars
The Admiral Codrington

The Admiral Codrington

17 Mossop Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 2LY

£30 - £49
Steak
Burgers
British
Barbecue
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Fish
Giorgio Ristorante Italiano

Giorgio Ristorante Italiano

45-52 Leadenhall Market, City of London, London, EC3V 1LT

£50 - £79
Italian
£50 - £79
Crab and Boar

Crab and Boar

Wantage Road, Chieveley, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8UE

£30 - £49
British
Le Café du Marché

Le Café du Marché

22 Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London, EC1M 6DX

It is an unfortunate truth that half of restaurants close within their first year of trading, so there is always something extra special about dining out somewhere that has stood the test of time. Enter long-standing French restaurant Le Cafe du Marche, which was founded by Charlie Graham-Wood way back in 1986 and remains an independent, family-run restaurant to this day.

Le Cafe du Marche is housed in a converted warehouse, built on the foundations of the coach houses for the neighbouring Charterhouse and once a storage warehouse for St Barts. Much of the building’s original features remain in tact, although the dining room here certainly doesn’t feel outdated or industrial, with Le Cafe du Marche managing to seamlessly blend its more rustic elements with romance and whimsy - think crisp white tablecloths, wicker chairs, potted plants and plenty of natural daylight (come nightfall, the room is romantically lit by candlelight). Add to that specials written up on blackboards and smartly dressed waiters and it would be easy to fool yourself into thinking you are dining out in rural France, rather than the heart of the Square Mile.

As for the menu here, expect a regularly changing offering which makes the most of seasonal ingredients and has a provincial French accent. The menu is a set offering, with diners able to choose between two or three courses; to begin your meal, you might order a warm bowl of soup or pate de campagne with rhubarb chutney served atop toasted sourdough. Main courses meanwhile (all served with frites and green salad) could encompass the market fish of the day or English rack of lamb with wild mushrooms and dauphinoise potatoes.

To finish, discover the dessert of the day or end on a savoury note with a cheese board. If you prefer liquid afters, check out Le Cafe du Marche’s carefully considered list of regional French wines.

£50 - £79
French
The Garrison

The Garrison

99-101 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3XB

A staple of South East London since 2003, The Garrison is a relaxed neighbourhood pub and restaurant offering up brunch, lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch. Pared-back furniture and decorative plants populate the space, while large windows flood it with natural light through the day. The focus here is locality, with some ingredients travelling mere meters from their origin.
There is a wide selection of local gins, including entries from Peckham, Chelsea and Camden, each paired with Lixir tonic or used in a cocktail. The Garrison spritz, for example, features London dry gin, black raspberry, elderflower, citrus and prosecco. Other house cocktails include the more exotic Palomares, a blend of mezcal, orange, grapefruit and reduced pickle brine. More traditional cocktails are also available on request. There is a reasonably priced, global wine list as well as sparkling, beers and ciders.

The fare here is best described as British-leaning, with some elements reminiscent of pub classics, others more modern and diverse. As such, you might start with pig’s head croquettes, picalilli and crispy pig ears or salt and pepper Brixham squid with fermented red pepper dipping sauce. While the menu changes regularly, diners can be sure to find something they enjoy in each course. Your main course could be a hearty Cornish fish stew, whole baked cauliflower with pine nuts and coriander or 45-day dry-aged Longhorn ribeye with glazed Roscoff onion and bone marrow jus.

The brunch menu, meanwhile, features similar options but with the addition of more morning-style options like avocado on toast with heritage tomatoes, feta, black olive crumb and herb dressing, full English (with a veggie option) and yoghurt and granola with mixed berry compote. Sunday lunch offers a choice of Salt Marsh lamb leg, Hereford sirloin, middle white pork belly, Castlemead chicken and a nut roast for vegans.

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante Middlesex Street

Barcelona Tapas Bar y Restaurante Middlesex Street

1 Middlesex Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 7AA

EC3 may be all suits and briefcases, but this branch of Barcelona Tapas is a far cry from minimalist, corporate style. Summoning up the spirit of Las Ramblas, the space is decked out with gaudy mosaics and colourful tiles, while a flamenco soundtrack strums away in the background. The long tapas menu covers all bases, moving from charcuterie and cheeses via ‘los classicos’ small plates and the odd modern riff to more substantial items for sharing. Albondigas (meatballs), patatas bravas and crispy deep-fried baby squid with salsa romesco keep it familiar, while generous helpings of morcilla de Burgos with roasted peppers, skewers of spice-infused lamb or pans of paella are perfect for large groups. A fistful of desserts includes the usual crema catalana and Santiago tart, while the vast drinks list encompasses sangria, Spanish-style G&Ts and regional wines. Takeaways and local deliveries too.

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Waxy O

Waxy O'Connor's

14-16 Rupert Street, Covent Garden, London, W1D 6DD

Pubs
Colbert

Colbert

50-52 Sloane Square, Chelsea, London, SW1W 8AX

£30 - £49
French
Manicomio Chelsea

Manicomio Chelsea

85 Duke of York Square, Chelsea, London, SW3 4LY

Long-standing Italian restaurant Manicomio Chelsea (there’s a sibling site in the City) is a fixture of Chelsea’s Duke of York Square and well-known among locals as a reliably good place to eat. Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, Manicomio Chelsea can cater to almost every culinary whim, with well-drilled staff and a warm atmosphere coming as standard.

The dining room here is a sleek and sophisticated affair, complete with navy blue walls, brown leather banquette seating and heavily dressed tables. As for the menu, expect a short but well considered list of classic and contemporary Italian dishes, primed for comfort and indulgence (although there are a few more virtuous offerings for the health conscious too). To begin your meal, order antipasti such as homemade focaccia, a warm bowl of seasonal soup or London burrata with grilled English asparagus and yuzu miso dressing.

For your pasta course, choose between dishes such as rigatoni with native lobster, tomato, chilli and garlic or potato gnocchi with Tuscan sausage and wild fennel ragu. Meat and fish options meanwhile include a classic chicken Milanese with grilled lettuces, runner beans and a Parmesan and caesar dressing, as well as char-grilled yellowfin tuna accompanied by a Panzanella salad. You can also pad out your meal with side orders including zucchini fritti and rosemary al forno potatoes.

For pudding, tuck into traditional Italian desserts of gelato or tiramisu, or cater to savoury preferences with an artisan British cheese board to share between the table. For those who prefer liquid afters, be sure to peruse Manicomio Chelsea’s vast selection of European wines, while those who diners who favour other alcoholic beverages won’t miss out either thanks to Manicmio’s selection of classic cocktails sitting alongside house signatures, plus a range of craft beers and pale ales too.

£30 - £49
Italian
Indigo

Indigo

1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

Indigo’s executive chef Dominic Teague has masterminded a quiet revolution at One Aldwych’s smart mezzanine restaurant, where the menu incorporates only the finest of seasonal ingredients carefully sourced from the British Isles. Oh, and it also happens to be entirely dairy and gluten free, a welcome win for diners with allergens.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that free of gluten and dairy means free of taste though, because while Indigo’s menu has an undeniably healthy appeal, it also features substantial dishes to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. The a la carte menu changes seasonally, but you might begin your meal with the likes of roast Orkney scallops spiced with cumin and coriander and served alongside Heritage carrot, or perhaps cured trout from Chalk Stream farm, given an added touch of indulgence thanks to a topping of Exmoor caviar.

For your main course, you can choose between the likes of traditional beer-battered fish accompanied by thick-cut chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce, or you can choose to go down roads less travelled with the vegetarian chickpea panisse. There are also a handful of dishes available from the grill - think Loch Duart salmon fillet or 28 day dry aged grass fed beef rib eye, all served with rapeseed bearnaise and a leaf and herb salad. To round things off, tuck into indulgent puddings such as a Baked Alaska or keep it light with a blackberry mousse and apple sorbet.

Meanwhile, during weekends you can enjoy a roast lunch on both Saturdays and Sundays, featuring a selection of top quality meats accompanied by crisp duck fat roasted potatoes, and fluffy Yorkshire puddings. Everything is served family-style to encourage a convivial atmosphere while dining. 

Friendly staff offer prompt service in the comfortable space overlooking the buzzy Lobby Bar below, while a good-value set menu is another plus.

£50 - £79
British
Salloos

Salloos

62-64 Kinnerton Street, London, SW1X 8ER

£50 - £79
Indian
St John

St John's Tavern

91 Junction Road, London, N19 5QU

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Shochu Lounge at Roka Charlotte Street

Shochu Lounge at Roka Charlotte Street

37 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RR

Japanese
Bars
Masala Zone Earl

Masala Zone Earl's Court

147 Earl's Court Road, London, London, SW5 9RQ

£30 - £49
Indian
Quod Restaurant & Bar - Oxford

Quod Restaurant & Bar - Oxford

92-94 High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4BJ

£30 - £49
Modern European
Byblos Harbour

Byblos Harbour

The Waterfront, 41 Millharbour, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9NB

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
Halal
Three Kings of Clerkenwell

Three Kings of Clerkenwell

7 Clerkenwell Close, Holborn, London, EC1R 0DY

Pubs
British
The Stagg Inn

The Stagg Inn

Titley, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3RL

£30 - £49
Gastropub
VQ Chelsea

VQ Chelsea

325 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL

£30 - £49
International
Song Que

Song Que

134 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DY

Under £30
Vietnamese
The Albion Bristol

The Albion Bristol

Boyces Avenue, Clifton Village, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS8 4AA

£30 - £49
Pubs
Modern European
Gastropub
San Lorenzo Fuoriporta

San Lorenzo Fuoriporta

38 Wimbledon Hill Road, London, SW19 7PA

£50 - £79
Italian
Alma de Cuba

Alma de Cuba

St Peter's Church, Seel Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 4BH

£30 - £49
International
Popolo

Popolo

26 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DU

£30 - £49
Italian
The Lime Tree West Didsbury

The Lime Tree West Didsbury

8 Lapwing Lane, West Didsbury, Greater Manchester, M20 2WS

£50 - £79
Modern European
Edera

Edera

148 Holland Park Avenue, London, W11 4UE

£50 - £79
Italian
Al Hamra

Al Hamra

31-33 Shepherd Market, Soho, London, W1J 7PT

£30 - £49
Lebanese
Halal
Riverstation

Riverstation

1 The Grove, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS1 4RB

Under £30
Modern European
Ziani

Ziani

45-47 Radnor Walk, London, SW3 4BT

£30 - £49
Italian
Vivat Bacchus Farringdon

Vivat Bacchus Farringdon

47 Farringdon Street, Farringdon, London, EC4A 4LL

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Promenade at The Dorchester

The Promenade at The Dorchester

The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Knightsbridge, London, W1K 1QA

Over £80
British
Afternoon tea
Le Boudin Blanc

Le Boudin Blanc

5 Trebeck Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7LT

£50 - £79
French
£50 - £79
Le Bar

Le Bar

59 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

£30 - £49
Bars
French
Le Relais de Venise L

Le Relais de Venise L'Entrecote Marylebone

120 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London, W1U 2QG

£30 - £49
Steak
French
Napule

Napule

585 Fulham Road, London, SW6 5UA

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
Vicino

Vicino

189 New King's Road, London, SW6 4SW

£30 - £49
Italian
Blackfriars Restaurant

Blackfriars Restaurant

Friars Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 4XN

Blackfriars is a beautiful, historical restaurant in the centre of Newcastle located in a 13th century friary. The friary was restored in the late 1970s, after having slowly fallen into disrepair over hundreds of years. The restaurant serves British food made from local ingredients, with an emphasis on wild game when it is in season. The autumn a la carte menu features hand-dived scallops, Yorkshire grouse, wild mushrooms and slow cooked duck eggs served with truffles. As well as functioning as a restaurant, Blackfriars also runs a small cookery school, which offers classes for children, teens and adults. The restaurant puts on medieval-themed events throughout the year, such as the New Years’ Medieval Banquet. At these light-hearted events, there is live music, and 13th century food such as suckling pig and pottage is served. Guests are encouraged to dress up in medieval costumes and everyone can enjoy the local Lindisfarne mead.

For a slightly less medieval - although no less traditional - British meal, Blackfriars also offers a beautiful afternoon tea. The lower tier of the tea is made up of five different finger sandwiches and a sausage roll made from wild hog and seasoned with winter truffles. For the upper tiers, Blackfriars offers a selection of lightly spiced scones, and four miniature cakes. The team at Blackfriars are happy to prepare gluten free or vegetarian afternoon teas but will need at least 48 hours notice, so please book well in advance.

Blackfriars can host a range of corporate and group events in the friary’s historic Banquet Hall. The stone Hall was used in 1334 by King Edward III during his war with Scotland to receive Edward Balliol. It is furnished with locally-made oak tables, lit by stained glass windows and decorated with recreations of medieval banners. The hall can seat up to 50 people, and is a very atmospheric location to hold a function or party.

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Rowley

Rowley's, London

113 Jermyn Street, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6HJ

£50 - £79
British
Jin Kichi

Jin Kichi

73 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6UG

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Second Floor Bar and Brasserie - Harvey Nichols

Second Floor Bar and Brasserie - Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 1AD

The Second Floor Deli Bar at Harvey Nichols Manchester is light and contemporary, enjoying views of Manchester Cathedral and the Medieval Quarter from their floor-to-ceiling restaurant windows. The restaurant is open daily serving plenty of deli-favourites such as freshly baked sweet and savoury pastries, artisan breads, sandwiches and deli-meats.

This Second Floor Deli Bar also serves a wide range of antipasti and speciality cheeses from local suppliers, including fine artisan breads and pastries from sought after local baker Companio.

The Deli-Bar is open daily from 10am, an ideal place to stop for a mid-morning coffee and cake, or perhaps a late lunch and a glass of fizz. The menu features a wide range of small plates and snacks to choose from throughout the day. Perhaps you might go for the cheese plate served with three cheeses, crackers and fruit jelly, accompanied by a glass of champagne, or perhaps you’d prefer the deli plate which comes with three meats, three cheeses, crackers and artisan breads. There is also a vegan deli plate served with hummus and mixed antipasti, plus a sharing board for two.

If you’re stopping for lunch you will also find a good selection of freshly made sandwiches, made using toasted artisan breads and served with coleslaw and salad.

There is also a good selection of fine sweet and savoury pasties, soft drinks and freshly brewed tea and coffee.

There is a great range of wine and beer available, plus cocktails. Bottles of wine purchased in the deli can be enjoyed at your table or to take away, you can also order by the glass – the perfect accompaniment to some olives and Jamon Iberico de Bellota. If you’re unsure of which wine to choose simply ask one of the expertly trained restaurant team who will be happy to offer guidance, or to suggest a wine pairing with your meal.

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Redchurch

The Redchurch

107 Redchurch Street, Barbican, London, E2 7DL

Bars
The Brown Dog

The Brown Dog

28 Cross Street, London, London, SW13 0AP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
£50 - £79
Joe

Joe's Brasserie

130 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2UL

£30 - £49
International
£30 - £49
Joanna

Joanna's

56 Westow Hill, London, SE19 1RX

£30 - £49
Modern European
Comptoir Gascon

Comptoir Gascon

61-63 Charterhouse Street, Farringdon, London, EC1M 6AH

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

£30 - £49
French
Pham Sushi

Pham Sushi

159 Whitecross Street, London, EC1Y 8JL

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Franklins

Franklins

157 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8HX

£30 - £49
British
Annie

Annie's Chiswick

162 Thames Road, Chiswick, London, W4 3QS

£30 - £49
Modern European
Freud - Shaftesbury Avenue

Freud - Shaftesbury Avenue

198 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JL

Bars
Koba

Koba

11 Rathbone Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1NA

Korean barbecue restaurant Koba is a long-standing fixture of Fitzrovia’s restaurant scene, having thrilled diners since opening its doors in 2005. The restaurant is unique in that its dining room is smarter than people have come to expect from barbecue restaurants, while a refurbishment in 2016 helped to give the space a little bit of extra sheen.

Of course, the main appeal of dining here is the chance to practise your skills on the grill and have a go at cooking your own lunch or dinner, but there are plenty more dishes on the menu to entertain you before you get to that stage. Appetisers at Koba include a daily-changing soup and a squid and seaweed salad, while you can pad out your table barbecue with assorted kimchi or a portion of steamed rice. Drinks wise, expect a succinct but impressive list of wines from around Europe (with a few international flourishes too), alongside tempting house cocktails and a few Korean beers.

The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner, and if you are flying solo at lunchtime, we would recommend nabbing a spot at the bar. Koba’s lunch menu includes stir-fried noodles topped with chicken, vegetables or seafood, while you can also enjoy steamed rice topped with the likes of spicy pork and grilled mackerel.

If you are short on time, you will also be glad to know that some of Koba’s menu is available to take away. Among the dishes that you can bring back home or to the office are a Korean-style pancake topped with seafood and spring onion, or a kimchi and pork stew on a bed of steamed rice.

Koba is also a viable option when it comes to dining out in a group. For parties of eight people or more, there is a set menu available which takes away the burden of having to order for multiple people.

£30 - £49
Korean
Green Papaya

Green Papaya

191 Mare Street, London, E8 3QE

Under £30
Vietnamese
Kurumaya

Kurumaya

76-77 Watling Street, London, EC4M 9BJ

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Cross Keys Chelsea

Cross Keys Chelsea

1 Lawrence Street, London, London, SW3 5NB

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
The Enterprise

The Enterprise

35 Walton Street, London, SW3 2HU

£30 - £49
Pubs
Gastropub
Gaucho Hampstead

Gaucho Hampstead

64 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 1DN

Gaucho’s Hampstead location is a source of joy for north Londoners looking for a respite of Argentinian steak indulgence in the quaint neighbourhood. Just around the corner from Hampstead underground station; this restaurant is wonderfully situated close to the beautiful green forested expanse of the heath, and everything else that the charming village has to offer. The mainline rail station is also nearby, making this a super easy restaurant to get to, from public transportation links.

Come to Gaucho for any and all occasions, from special birthday steak treats to casual Sunday family outings for a sumptuous roast dinner. The restaurant features a stunning courtyard terrace replete with a traditional Asado fire pit, which is used all year round. The terrace can be booked out as an event space to comfortable fit up to 40 people. You can look forward to delicious barbeques in the summer or warm up by the fire in the winter, as you feast on hearty prime cuts of beef.

There are several menus to choose on depending on your mood, from the classic a la carte options to sharing platters for the whole table. You can expect well-sourced Argentinian, free range premium Black Angus meats from the Pampas province. The whole experience feels wonderfully authentic from the starters of buttery, crumbly beef empanadas and fresh ceviches to the great selection of meats.

The chateaubriand or the Gaucho sampler is superb for sharing, or for when you can’t make your mind up and want a bit of everything. This modern take on the traditional Argentinian way of enjoying life, is rather refreshing. Polish off the indulgent dining affair with a dulce de leche inspired dessert. The wine list is also impressively one of the largest collections of Argentinian booze outside of the country or you can bring your own, with no corkage fee on Mondays.

£50 - £79
Steak
Argentinian
£30 - £49
The Atlas

The Atlas

16 Seagrave Road, Chelsea, London, SW6 1RX

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Six Bells

The Six Bells

The Street, Preston St Mary, Lavenham, Suffolk, CO10 9NG

Under £30
British
Royal China Queensway

Royal China Queensway

13 Queensway, Bayswater, London, W2 4QJ

£30 - £49
Chinese
Dim Sum
Haché Fulham

Haché Fulham

329-331 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9QL

Under £30
Burgers
Kiraku

Kiraku

8 Station Parade, Uxbridge Road, London, W5 3LD

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
North China

North China

305 Uxbridge Road, Acton, London, W3 9QU

£30 - £49
Chinese
Miyama City

Miyama City

17 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5BD

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
£30 - £49
Cafe Japan

Cafe Japan

626 Finchley Road, London, London, NW11 7RR

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
£50 - £79
The Builders Arms - Kensington Court Place

The Builders Arms - Kensington Court Place

1 Kensington Court Place, Kensington, London, W8 5BJ

£30 - £49
Pubs
The Gate Hammersmith

The Gate Hammersmith

51 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QL

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
Kettner

Kettner's Townhouse

29 Romilly Street, London, W1D 5HP

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
International
Over £80
Mandarin Kitchen

Mandarin Kitchen

14-16 Queensway, London, W2 3RX

£30 - £49
Chinese
£50 - £79
The Hide

The Hide

39-45 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3XF

Bars
Branca

Branca

111 Walton Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 6AJ

Under £30
Italian
The Swan - Acton Lane

The Swan - Acton Lane

1 Evershed Walk, 119 Acton Lane, London, W4 5HH

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Il Bordello

Il Bordello

Unit G01, Metropolitan Wharf,79 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3SS

£30 - £49
Italian
Lasan

Lasan

Dakota Buildings, James Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1SD

£30 - £49
Indian
The Table

The Table

83 Southwark Street, Southwark, London, SE1 0HX

£30 - £49
British
Good Earth

Good Earth

233 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2EP

£30 - £49
Chinese
Crusting Pipe

Crusting Pipe

27 The Market, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RD

£30 - £49
British
Wine Bars
£50 - £79
The Cow - Westbourne Park Road

The Cow - Westbourne Park Road

89 Westbourne Park Road, Notting Hill, London, W2 5QH

£30 - £49
Pubs
British
Gastropub
Meson Don Felipe

Meson Don Felipe

53 The Cut, Waterloo, London, SE1 8LF

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
£30 - £49
Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Ghyll

Holbeck Lane, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA23 1LU

Over £80
Modern European
The Eagle - Farringdon Road

The Eagle - Farringdon Road

159 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3AL

£30 - £49
Gastropub
£50 - £79
Chez Lindsay

Chez Lindsay

11 Hill Rise , Richmond, London, TW10 6UQ

£30 - £49
French
Lowlander Grand Café

Lowlander Grand Café

36 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5RR

Bars
Fishers in the City

Fishers in the City

58 Thistle Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 1EN

£30 - £49
Fish
Hush Mayfair

Hush Mayfair

8 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London, W1S 1EY

£50 - £79
Brasserie
Bars
Afternoon tea
International
La Collina

La Collina

17 Princess Road, Camden Town, London, NW1 8JR

£30 - £49
Italian
Glass Room

Glass Room

Embankment Pier, Embankment, London, WC2N 6NU

£50 - £79
River Boats
International
Chamberlain

Chamberlain's

23-25 Leadenhall Market, London, London, EC3V 1LR

£50 - £79
Fish
£50 - £79
Champagne Charlies

Champagne Charlies

17 The Arches, Charing Cross, London, WC2N 6NG

£30 - £49
British
Wine Bars
£50 - £79
Iznik

Iznik

19 Highbury Park, London, N5 1QJ

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch

134-146 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3AR

£30 - £49
North American
Bars
The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street

The Dining Room at 28 Queen Street

28 Queen Street, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH2 1JX

£50 - £79
Modern European
Fish Central

Fish Central

149-155 Central Street, London, EC1V 8AP

Under £30
Fish
Wine Library

Wine Library

43 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4DJ

Wine Bars
Tayyabs

Tayyabs

83-89 Fieldgate Street, Aldgate, London, E1 1JU

Under £30
Indian
Halal
The Victoria - Sheen

The Victoria - Sheen

10 West Temple Sheen, Richmond, London, SW14 7RT

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Istanbul Restaurant

Istanbul Restaurant

9 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH

Under £30
Turkish
Red Onion - Glasgow

Red Onion - Glasgow

257 West Campbell Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, G2 4TT

£30 - £49
Scottish
British
The Seafood Restaurant

The Seafood Restaurant

The Scores, St. Andrews, KY16 9AB

£50 - £79
Fish
Asadal

Asadal

227 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7DA

£30 - £49
Korean
The Dorchester Bar at The Dorchester Hotel

The Dorchester Bar at The Dorchester Hotel

The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

Bars
The White Horse - Parsons Green

The White Horse - Parsons Green

1-3 Parsons Green, London, SW6 4UL

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Havelock Tavern

The Havelock Tavern

57 Masbro Road, Kensington, London, W14 0LS

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Norfolk Arms

Norfolk Arms

28 Leigh Street, London, WC1H 9EP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Felin Fach Griffin

The Felin Fach Griffin

Felin Fach, Brecon, Mid Wales, LD3 0UB

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Momo

Momo

25 Heddon Street, London, London, W1B 4BH

£50 - £79
Moroccan
Foundation Bar

Foundation Bar

5 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA

Bars
Under £30
Taberna Etrusca

Taberna Etrusca

9-11 Bow Churchyard, London, London, EC4M 9DQ

£30 - £49
Italian
The Company Shed

The Company Shed

129 Coast Road, West Mersea, Colchester, Essex, CO5 8PA

Under £30
Fish
Tamarind Mayfair

Tamarind Mayfair

20 Queen Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5PR

£50 - £79
Indian
Kiku

Kiku

17 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BE

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Retsina

Retsina

48-50 Belsize Lane, Chalk Farm, London, NW3 5AR

£30 - £49
Greek
Caffe Caldesi

Caffe Caldesi

118 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QF

£50 - £79
Italian
The Guinea Grill

The Guinea Grill

30 Bruton Place, London, London, W1J 6NL

£50 - £79
British
£50 - £79
The Bar at the Athenaeum Hotel

The Bar at the Athenaeum Hotel

Athenaeum Hotel, 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ

Bars
River View

River View

New Crane Wharf, New Crane Place, Shadwell, London, E1W 3TU

£30 - £49
Chinese
The Spencer

The Spencer

237 Lower Richmond Road, London, SW15 1HJ

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Spice Trader

Spice Trader

9-10 Philpot Lane, City of London, London, EC3M 8AQ

£30 - £49
Indian
Cafe Pacifico

Cafe Pacifico

5 Langley Street, Soho, London, WC2H 9JA

£30 - £49
Mexican
The Fox and Hounds – Hunsdon

The Fox and Hounds – Hunsdon

2 High Street, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire, SG12 8NH

Located in the small village of Hunsdon, just five minutes’ drive north of Harlow, The Fox & Hounds is a family-friendly gastropub known for its imaginative food and convivial atmosphere. The pub’s setting within the pretty Hertfordshire countryside makes it a popular spot for weekend drinking and dining among locals and visitors alike, particularly when the weather is fine.

The Fox & Hounds is owned by head chef James Rix and his wife, Bianca, who is in charge of the front of house. James previously worked alongside Gary Rhodes and was head chef at Tom Conran’s The Cow in Notting Hill prior to taking over the kitchen at The Fox & Hounds in 2004. The pair worked hard to restore the building, which is decorated in shades of blue and grey, and softened by rustic wooden tables and chairs, ambient lighting and gilt-framed mirrors and portraits. The pub also sports a wood-burning stove for cosy winter days and a pretty garden for alfresco drinking and dining during the warmer months.

The modern European menu changes with the seasons but favours rustic Italian and French flavours. The food is simple, but sophisticated, meaning you’re likely to encounter dishes such as pappardelle with a braised partridge and pancetta ragout, braised pigs cheeks with chorizo, greens and mashed potatoes or duck breast served with a duck fat potato cake, red cabbage and wild mushrooms. The kitchen also offers steaks, whole fish and seafood cooked in its Josper oven and vegetarians get a look in with mains such as pumpkin ravioli, spinach, sage butter and parmesan.

On Thursdays and Fridays, the pub serves Adnams beer-battered fish and chips to eat in or take away, and on Sundays whole ribs of beef are cooked in the Josper oven for a roast lunch. Drinks include all the usuals, from beers to wine, spirits and softs.

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
Noor Jahan

Noor Jahan

2a Bina Gardens, London, SW5 0LA

£30 - £49
Indian
Oscar (bar) at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Oscar (bar) at the Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel, 15-17 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RJ

Bars
Rhubarb at Prestonfield

Rhubarb at Prestonfield

Priestfield Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH16 5UT

£30 - £49
Modern European
Salt Yard

Salt Yard

54 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 4NA

£50 - £79
Tapas
Spanish
202

202

202-204 Westbourne Grove, Notting hill, London, W11 2RH

£30 - £49
Modern European
Bistro
La Figa

La Figa

The Mosaic, 45 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8DN

£30 - £49
Italian
High Road Brasserie

High Road Brasserie

162 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 1PR

£30 - £49
Modern European
Sukhothai Chapel Allerton

Sukhothai Chapel Allerton

8 Regent Street, Chapel Allerton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS7 4PE

£30 - £49
Thai
Anchor & Hope

Anchor & Hope

36 The Cut, London, SE1 8LP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
sketch: The Parlour

sketch: The Parlour

9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG

£30 - £49
Afternoon tea
International
Ikeda

Ikeda

30 Brook Street, London, W1K 5DJ

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Under £30
The Belvedere

The Belvedere

Off Abbotsbury Road, Holland Park, London, W8 6LU

£50 - £79
Modern European
£50 - £79
The Chelsea Ram

The Chelsea Ram

32 Burnaby Street, Chelsea, London, SW10 0PL

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
Bistro
Long Bar at Sanderson

Long Bar at Sanderson

The Sanderson, 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NG

Bars
Under £30
El Pirata

El Pirata

5-6 Down Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7AQ

£50 - £79
Tapas
Spanish
The Westbourne

The Westbourne

101 Westbourne Park Villas, London, W2 5ED

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Taqueria

Taqueria

139-143 Westbourne Grove, Kensington, London, W11 2RS

£30 - £49
South American
Sophie

Sophie's Steakhouse Chelsea

311-313 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9QH

£30 - £49
Steak
British
Phoenix Palace

Phoenix Palace

5 Glentworth Street, London, NW1 5PG

£30 - £49
Chinese
Dim Sum
The Bountiful Cow

The Bountiful Cow

51 Eagle Street, London, WC1R 4AP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Petersham Restaurant

The Petersham Restaurant

Nightingale Lane, London, TW10 6UZ

Under £30
Modern European
Afternoon tea
Kosmopol

Kosmopol

138 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9PY

Bars
Amuse Bouche

Amuse Bouche

51 Parsons Green Lane, Fulham, London, SW6 4JA

£30 - £49
British
Wine Bars
Big Chill King’s Cross

Big Chill King’s Cross

257-259 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NL

Bars
The White Swan Pub & Dining Room

The White Swan Pub & Dining Room

108 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1ES

Gastropub
The Peasant

The Peasant

240 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PH

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Museum Inn

Museum Inn

Farnham, Shaftesbury, Dorset, DT11 8DE

£30 - £49
Modern European
Sagar Covent Garden

Sagar Covent Garden

31 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JS

Under £30
Indian
Pizza East Portobello

Pizza East Portobello

310 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TA

£30 - £49
Italian
Bleeding Heart Bistro

Bleeding Heart Bistro

Bleeding Heart Yard, Farringdon, London, EC1N 8SJ

£30 - £49
French
Bellamy

Bellamy's

18-18a Bruton Place, London, W1J 6LY

£50 - £79
French
Mildreds

Mildreds

45 Lexington Street, Soho, London, W1F 9AN

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
The Cinnamon Club (bar)

The Cinnamon Club (bar)

The Old Westminster Library, 30-32 Great Smith Street, London, London, SW1P 3BU

Bars
Indian
Oliveto

Oliveto

49 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9PP

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
Eco

Eco

162 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UG

Following the unparalleled success of Pizzeria Franco, which was acquired and ran by Sami and Laura Wasif in the 1980s, a new opportunity arose to build a larger eatery in Clapham Common. What came from this was a restaurant designed by founder Sami, hand-built by Brixton designer and wordsmith Anand Zenz, and the first Anglo-Italian multi-award winning Pizzeria in London - Eco.

The name Eco is inspired by semiotician and code-breaking author and professor Umberto Eco, born in Alessandria, Italy. At the time that Eco was being converted from a Morley’s into the most popular and loved Clapham food institution of its time, Umberto Eco’s novel-turned-film ‘The Name of The Rose’ was playing at the Clapham Picture House next door, a story about the truth behind the meaning of a name.

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
Lemonia

Lemonia

89 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 8UY

£30 - £49
Greek
£50 - £79
St John Bread & Wine

St John Bread & Wine

94-96 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LZ

£30 - £49
British
Da Paolo

Da Paolo

3 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1SD

£50 - £79
Italian
Tokyo Diner

Tokyo Diner

2 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7JJ

Under £30
Sushi
Japanese
Yming

Yming

35-36 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DL

£30 - £49
Chinese
The Fox Dining Room

The Fox Dining Room

28-30 Paul Street, London, London, EC2A 4LB

£30 - £49
British
Gastropub
Daphne

Daphne

83 Bayham Street, London, NW1 0AG

£30 - £49
Greek
Four Seasons - Queensway

Four Seasons - Queensway

84 Queensway, Bayswater, London, W2 3RL

£30 - £49
Chinese
222 Veggie Vegan

222 Veggie Vegan

222 North End Road, London, W14 9NU

£30 - £49
Vegetarian
Vegan
Hoxton Grill at The Hoxton Hotel

Hoxton Grill at The Hoxton Hotel

The Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU

£30 - £49
North American
Davy

Davy's at Plantation Place

Unit 8, Plantation Place, City of London, London, EC3R 7BD

£30 - £49
British
Wine Bars
Tendido Cero

Tendido Cero

174 Old Brompton Road, Chelsea, London, SW5 0BA

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Donovan Bar at Brown

Donovan Bar at Brown's Hotel

Brown's Hotel, 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP

Bars
Two Floors

Two Floors

3 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PD

Bars
Mimino

Mimino

197c Kensington High Street, London, W8 6BA

£30 - £49
Georgian
The Running Horse Mayfair

The Running Horse Mayfair

50 Davies Street, London, W1K 5JE

Pubs
The Commercial Herne Hill

The Commercial Herne Hill

210-212 Railton Road, London, SE24 0JT

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Trailer Happiness

Trailer Happiness

177 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 2DY

£50 - £79
Bars
Kazan

Kazan

93-94 Wilton Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1DW

£30 - £49
Turkish
Big Easy Chelsea

Big Easy Chelsea

332-334 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5UR

£30 - £49
North American
Steak
The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel

The Airds Hotel, Port Appin, Appin, Argyll, PA38 4DF

£50 - £79
Modern European
Caravaggio

Caravaggio

107-112 Leadenhall Street, London, London, EC3A 4DP

£30 - £49
Italian
Bow Wine Vaults

Bow Wine Vaults

10 Bow Church Yard, City of London, London, EC4M 9DQ

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Wine Bars
Jamies St Mary at Hill

Jamies St Mary at Hill

2 St Mary at Hill, City of London, London, EC3R 8EE

£30 - £49
British
£50 - £79
Red Lion Ealing

Red Lion Ealing

13 St. Mary's Road, Ealing, London, W5 5RA

£30 - £49
Gastropub
£50 - £79
Simpson

Simpson's in the Strand

100 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0EW

£50 - £79
British
Lucio

Lucio

257 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6HY

£50 - £79
Italian
Vanilla Pod

Vanilla Pod

31 West Street, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2LS

£50 - £79
Modern European
The Coach & Horses - Danehill

The Coach & Horses - Danehill

School Lane, Danehill, East Sussex, RH17 7JF

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Beach Blanket Babylon - Ledbury Road

Beach Blanket Babylon - Ledbury Road

45 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AA

£30 - £49
Modern European
Bars
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Birmingham

25 Church Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 2NR

£30 - £49
French
Bank Birmingham

Bank Birmingham

4 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2JB

£30 - £49
Modern European
Brasserie
The Abingdon

The Abingdon

54 Abingdon Road, Kensington, London, W8 6AP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Fox @ Excel

Fox @ Excel

Excel Centre, 2 Western Gateway, London, E16 1DR

Bars
Itihaas

Itihaas

18 Fleet Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1JL

£30 - £49
International
Indian
William IV Islington

William IV Islington

7 Shepherdess Walk, London, N1 7QE

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Mr Chow

Mr Chow

151 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7PA

£50 - £79
Chinese
The Old Vicarage

The Old Vicarage

Ridgeway Moor, Ridgeway, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S12 3XW

£50 - £79
Modern European
Le Colombier

Le Colombier

145 Dovehouse Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 6LB

£30 - £49
French
No.11 Pimlico Road

No.11 Pimlico Road

11 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8NA

£30 - £49
Modern European
Sagar Hammersmith

Sagar Hammersmith

157 King Street, Hammersmith, London, W6 9JT

Under £30
Vegetarian
Indian
Cay Tre Old Street

Cay Tre Old Street

301 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LA

£30 - £49
Vietnamese
The London Carriage Works

The London Carriage Works

Hope Street Hotel, Liverpool, Merseyside, L1 9DA

£30 - £49
British
Chiang Mai Kitchen

Chiang Mai Kitchen

130a High Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4DH

£30 - £49
Thai
Plateau Bar & Grill

Plateau Bar & Grill

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

Found a the very top of Canada Place, opposite One Canada Square Tower, Plateau in Canary Wharf offers the types of views often only associated with our friends across the pond in New York. Here you’ll be treated to a birds-eye view of the iconic architecture of The Financial District, in all its sky-scraping glory.

The main dining room is cosy in colder months, without losing any of its signature draw thanks to floor to ceiling windows. Come warmer weather the outdoor heated and covered terrace makes the perfect place to soak up the buzzy atmosphere, offering the same menu as the restaurant.

The bar menu complements the food options perfectly, with a huge range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Mocktails include the enticing Seedlip spiced perfect serve, made with Seedlip spiced alcohol-free spirit, ginger ale, star anise and lemon. If mocktails don't take your fancy, there is also a range of teas and soft drinks available. 

Cocktails include classics like Negronis, espresso martinis and old fashioned, as well as twists like a sage and apricot martini or peanut butter old fashioned. There is a truly enormous list of spirits on offer, with whiskies from both the highlands and lowlands, alongside rums from all over the Caribbean and Central America. 

For those not dining, there is a punchy selection of bar snacks available from 5 pm. This includes the obligatory Gordal olives, salted almond and bread selection, along with more substantial options like crispy salt and pepper squid with sweet chilli sauce, Cajun spiced chicken fillets with Sriracha mayo or a charcuterie platter with cornichons and a fresh baguette. 

The bar menu wine list primarily covers France and Italy, while the sparkling options range from Chandon all the way up to vintage Dom Pérignon Rosé Brut. For any occasion, the bar menu covers drinks and snacks on all fronts. 

£30 - £49
Modern European
Bars
The Palmerston

The Palmerston

91 Lordship Lane, Dulwich, London, SE22 8EP

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Wells

The Wells

30 Well Walk, Hampstead, London, NW3 1BX

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Freemasons Arms

The Freemasons Arms

32 Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London, NW3 1NT

£30 - £49
Pubs
The Junction Tavern

The Junction Tavern

101 Fortess Road, London, NW5 1AG

£30 - £49
Gastropub
David Bann

David Bann

56-58 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SX

Under £30
Vegetarian
International
Manhattan G&Tea Lounge at the Marriott Hotel West India Quay

Manhattan G&Tea Lounge at the Marriott Hotel West India Quay

London Marriott Hotel West India Quay, 22 Hertsmere Road, London, E14 4ED

Bars
Trader Vic

Trader Vic's London

22 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1BE

£50 - £79
Fusion
Masala Zone Soho

Masala Zone Soho

9 Marshall Street, London, London, W1F 7ER

£30 - £49
Indian
Under £30
Jerusalem Tavern

Jerusalem Tavern

55 Britton Street, London, EC1M 5UQ

Pubs
£50 - £79
Aglio e Olio

Aglio e Olio

194 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9PN

£30 - £49
Italian
Memories of China

Memories of China

65-69 Ebury Street, London, SW1W 0NZ

£30 - £49
Chinese
Under £30
Contini George Street

Contini George Street

103 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3ES

£30 - £49
Italian
Raoul

Raoul's Notting Hill

105-107 Talbot Road, London, W11 2AT

£30 - £49
Wheelers Oyster Bar

Wheelers Oyster Bar

8 High Street, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1BQ

Wheelers Oyster Bar is the oldest restaurant in Whitstable and has bucket loads of charm to match. Based in a bright pink and blue painted townhouse on Whitstable’s High Street, the restaurant serves a small ever-changing menu of seafood dishes, cooked using fresh produce which has been caught by the local fisherman. If you’re looking for a traditional, harbour-side seafood meal, look no further than Wheelers.

Whilst from the outside Wheelers Oyster Bar looks rather like an old-fashioned sweet shop with the bright colours of the façade contrasting with the plainer buildings on either side, the interior ia far more rustic. The tiny dining room features a fireplace at one end, nautical-themed paintings and ornaments on the walls, and mismatching chairs around the tables, giving Wheelers Oyster Bar more of a cottagey ambience.

The a la carte menu always features five options for each course and the dishes on offer vary based on the season and availability. Everything on the menu is cooked completely fresh by the team whether that means baking bread or making ice cream, meaning that there’s a lot more to Wheelers Oyster Bar than just the fish. To begin your meal however, there is of course always a huge variety of wonderful oysters available.

Starters on offer can vary from a pan fried crab cake served alongside a harissa, crab and lime mayonnaise, to caramelised scallops served with apple sauce, bacon, and black pudding sauce. When it comes to main courses, options might include a lobster lasagne, or perhaps monkfish baked in honey, buttermilk and saffron with a prawn and aubergine curry. Puddings can range from a caramel tart with millionaires shortbread ice cream, to an apple and blackberry soufflé.

Wheelers doesn't have an alcohol license, meaning that you can bring your own along, and there’s no corkage fee either.

£30 - £49
Fish
Eastway Brasserie at Andaz

Eastway Brasserie at Andaz

Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN

£30 - £49
International
Ma Cuisine

Ma Cuisine

The Old Post Office, 9 Station Approach, Kew, Middlesex, TW9 3QB

£30 - £49
French
The Boot Inn

The Boot Inn

Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, Warwickshire, B94 6JU

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Andrew Edmunds

Andrew Edmunds

46 Lexington Street, Soho, London, W1F 0LP

£30 - £49
Modern European
Christopher

Christopher's

18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7DD

£50 - £79
North American
Steak
£30 - £49
The Captain Kidd

The Captain Kidd

108 Wapping High Street, London, E1W 2NE

Pubs
Assaggi

Assaggi

39 Chepstow Place, Westbourne Green, London, W2 4TS

£50 - £79
Italian
The Engineer – Primrose Hill

The Engineer – Primrose Hill

65 Gloucester Avenue, Camden Town, London, NW1 8JH

£30 - £49
Pubs
Gastropub
Vertigo 42

Vertigo 42

Tower 42 after Level 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

Bars
Meze Mangal

Meze Mangal

245 Lewisham Way, London, SE4 1XF

£30 - £49
Turkish
Osteria Basilico

Osteria Basilico

29 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU

£50 - £79
Pizza
Italian
Sripur

Sripur

25 Great Tower Street, London, EC3R 5AQ

£30 - £49
Indian
Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery

Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery, Soho, London, WC2H 0HE

£30 - £49
British
Golden Hind

Golden Hind

73 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London, W1U 2PN

Under £30
Gastropub
Fish and Chips
Mimmo La Bufala

Mimmo La Bufala

45a South End Road, Hampstead, London, NW3 2QB

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
The Oak - Westbourne Park Road

The Oak - Westbourne Park Road

137 Westbourne Park Road, London, W2 5QL

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
The Green Clerkenwell

The Green Clerkenwell

29 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London, EC1R 0DU

Pubs
British
The Horseshoe

The Horseshoe

28 Heath Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 6TE

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Empress

The Empress

130 Lauriston Road, London, E9 7LH

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones's

6 Old Court Place, London, W8 4PL

£30 - £49
British
Brinkley

Brinkley's

47 Hollywood Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9HX

£50 - £79
International
Royal China Club

Royal China Club

40-42 Baker Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7AJ

£50 - £79
Chinese
Dim Sum
Patio Restaurant

Patio Restaurant

5 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8QQ

£30 - £49
Polish
sketch: Gallery

sketch: Gallery

9 Conduit Street, Soho, London, W1S 2XG

A trip to Sketch is more of multi-sensory experience than a straightforward meal out and yet this venue is proving to sceptics that a restaurant can indeed carry both style and substance with Michelin awarding it three stars. The venue is divided between four separate restaurants and each boast their own uniquely breath-taking interiors that just beg to be photographed. The Mayfair restaurant is the brainchild of restauranteur Mourad Mazouz and esteemed chef Pierre Gagnaire who have honed in on the area’s affluent populous of party goers and thrill seekers who are always looking for the next best thing. The soft pastel pink interiors of The Gallery with its velvet banquette seating is a calm and distinctly feminine room, well suited to it’s principal offering of Afternoon Tea, served every day of the week from 11.30am – 4.30 pm. The offering is a traditional affair with a broad selection of teas to choose from or bubbles for those who prefer things more fancy! An assorted selection of finger sandwiches with fillings including coronation chicken, egg gougere, and truffle croque are followed by a scones with jam and cream and a selection of picture perfect petits gateaux. These delicate sweet treats include a mandarin Battenberg, Mont Blanc tart and pistachio choux. Guests will also be served a traditional Victoria sponge from the trolley.

However the venue also offers an a la carte menu too which is served until 2am for any night owls with midnight munchies. The food is largely modern European with some strong French influences. From the starters highlights include pan fried langoustines with green tea, yellow mango, fresh soya and dry apricots; and wild duck terrine with foie gras and onion marmalade and brioche with duck rillettes. Main courses are divided between vegetarian, fish and meat options including sole cooked a la Meunière accompanied by a potato puree with green curry spices and shiitake mushrooms ; lamb cutlets grilled with oregano, creamy polenta and Swiss chard served with a Provençale stew; and ravioli of sweet onion with juniper berries and lemon sabayon.

Over £80
Modern European
British
Afternoon tea
Petersham Nurseries Cafe

Petersham Nurseries Cafe

Church Lane, Twickenham, London, TW10 7AB

£50 - £79
Modern European
Al Duca

Al Duca

4-5 Duke of York Street, Soho, London, SW1Y 6LA

£30 - £49
Italian
Gaucho Canary

Gaucho Canary

29 Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf, London, E14 8RR

Gaucho Canary Wharf is spectacularly situated within the financial district on the banks of the river Thames. Gaze out at the panoramic view from the pretty terrace or cosy up inside, with its sleek continental interiors, the lights of the city brightening the horizon at night. Watch the boats go by as you sit up top amongst the cowhides.

Enjoy a business lunch or a DJ hosted “Electric brunch”, whatever the occasion Gaucho has got something impressive up its sleeve. Come for a casual weekend dinner or host a formal steak affair, entertain friends with cocktails at the bar, or dine alfresco with a stunning view. The open kitchen is a real treat, where you can watch as the chefs expertly create a dish worthy of being Argentinian.

The menu is just as impressive as the view and location, if not more. There are several menus to choose from, depending on the mood and occasion. From canapes to festive menus, there’s even a children’s menu. The signature menu features all the Argentinian restaurant classics. For starters do try the beef empanadas or a zingy tuna ceviche with avocado mousse. The mains feature marbled Ancho Ribeye, tender Lomo, and succulent Sirloin with a strip of juicy crackling. For desserts, Dulce de leche reigns supreme with the cheese cakes and sticky toffee puddings.

Nearby you’ll find great links to the rest of London and whole host of sights and activities for a pre-steak adventure to work up an appetite. Otherwise take it all in, enjoy the views and relax with a group of friends, colleagues, or family at this superb restaurant. A premium docklands location, within close proximity to Canary Wharf and Heron Quays, Gaucho is perfect for the suits looking for a great dining experience with a delicious steak after work.

£50 - £79
Steak
South American
Argentinian
Davy

Davy's at St James's

Crown Passage Vaults, Pall Mall, St. James's, London, SW1Y 6QY

£30 - £49
British
Wine Bars
£30 - £49
Riccardo

Riccardo's

126 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HU

£30 - £49
Italian
Mahiki Mayfair

Mahiki Mayfair

1 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LD

Bars
Simpson

Simpson's Tavern

Ball Court, 38 Cornhill, London, EC3V 9DR

£30 - £49
British
Tower Restaurant

Tower Restaurant

Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

£50 - £79
Scottish
British
Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci

25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA

£30 - £49
Italian
Addie

Addie's Thai Café

121 Earl's Court Road, London, SW5 9RL

Under £30
Thai
The Grapes

The Grapes

76 Narrow Street, Limehouse, London, E14 8BP

Under £30
Pubs
British
Il Bianco

Il Bianco

2 Biscayne Avenue, off Blackwall Way, BlackWall, London, E14 9QT

£30 - £49
Italian
Mon Plaisir

Mon Plaisir

21 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DD

French
Singapore Garden

Singapore Garden

83 Fairfax Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW6 4DY

£30 - £49
Royal China Baker Street

Royal China Baker Street

24-26 Baker Street, London, W1U 7AJ

£30 - £49
Chinese
Dim Sum
Noura Belgravia

Noura Belgravia

16 Hobart Place, London, SW1W 0HH

£30 - £49
Lebanese
Halal
The White Horse Brancaster

The White Horse Brancaster

Main Road, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk, PE31 8BY

Under £30
British
The Prospect of Whitby

The Prospect of Whitby

57 Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3SH

Pubs
Yi-Ban

Yi-Ban

London Regatta Centre, 1010 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QT

£30 - £49
Chinese
C London

C London

23-25 Davies Street, London, W1K 3DE

C London is the result of four generation of Italians, starting with Giuseppe Cipriani in 1932, who started out in the restaurant business in Venice with Harry’s Bar. The restaurant is a well-established institution in the heart of London that has welcomed high-class clientele from all around the world for years.

The Mayfair restaurant caters to a well-heeled audience with their outstanding range of Italian fare, set within a beautifully decorated interior. Inside the restaurant, the décor is sophisticated and chic, a time capsule of a grander time with plush furnishings and rich colour palette. C London is classy and timeless.

The menu features a great variety of Italian classics and specialties, with many borrowed from Cipriani’s original restaurant in Venice, Harry’s Bar. Plus there are a few internationally-inspired dishes such as the sashimi and Japanese dover sole, from the Yotto Selection.

There are several daily menus, however the dishes rarely change, to keep up with the authenticity of the establishment, so you can expect the likes of veal chop ala milenese, beef carpaccio, and steak tartare as starters. The range of ingredients in the dishes is impressive and luxurious too, such as imperial gold oscietra caviar, as the restaurant places great emphasis on sourcing stunning produce.

The main menu features plenty of freshly made pastas and pizzas, such as spinach and cheese cannelloni, bucatini cacio e pepe, pappardelle with veal cheeks, scampi ravioli, and many more exciting dishes. For secondi piattis, punters can dine on seabream with lemon and capers, lamb chops, and veal kidney, while the grill section delivers hearty rounds of wagyu beef and ribeye tagliata.

For dessert and wines, there is a lovely selection of puddings such as crema antica and a well-executed rendition of tiramisu, while the wine list heavily features Italian regional specialties in additional to well-sourced international bottles.

Over £80
Italian
Le Paris Grill

Le Paris Grill

37 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE

£30 - £49
French
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
The Martini Bar at Christopher

The Martini Bar at Christopher's

Christopher's, 18 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7DD

Under £30
Bars
May Fair Bar

May Fair Bar

The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT

£30 - £49
British
Bars
Piano

Piano

106 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4SG

Bars
Bar 190 at The Gore

Bar 190 at The Gore

190 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5EX

Bars
Two Fat Ladies City Centre

Two Fat Ladies City Centre

118a Blythswood Street, Glasgow, G2 4EG

First opened in 2005, this intimate restaurant was the first site for the Two Fat Ladies restaurant group, which then expanded in 2007, taking over the site of long-standing Glaswegian restaurant The Buttery.

At this branch, now known as Two Fat Ladies City Centre, you can expect to be greeted by a compact and cosy dining room which hints at the seafood themed menu from the moment that you walk through the door. The dining room may be flooded with natural light, but it takes its inspiration from the dark depths of the ocean, featuring eye-catching motifs of sea life and coral reefs along the walls, as well as metal work on the windows which mimics fish moving through the ocean’s waves. There is banquette seating which runs along one side of the room, while regular tables are flanked by high-back stools wrapped in a brown leather finish.

On the menu at Two Fat Ladies City Centre, you will find an all-day offering which kicks off with brunch from 9am. Start your day off on the right foot (or should that be fin?) with the likes of smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toasted sourdough or eggs benedict served atop a toasted English muffin. At lunch and dinner, the menu evolves to welcome more hearty offerings, mostly focused around seafood but with a few international flourishes too.

Fish courses to enjoy include pan-fried sea bream with lemon and chive sauteed new potatoes, or pan seared scallops with sage butter, roast pumpkin puree and a parmesan cream. Other main courses meanwhile include an indulgent mac ‘n’ cheese topped with pancetta or a Thai seafood salad featuring king prawn and squid, plus a medley of tongue-tingling spices.

To round off your supper, you can treat yourself to one of the Two Fat Ladies desserts - think a rocky road chocolate brownie or a spiced apple and walnut cake.

£30 - £49
Fish
The Gun

The Gun

27 Coldharbour, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9NS

Under £30
British
Gastropub
Fish!

Fish!

Cathedral Street, City Of London, London, SE1 9AL

£30 - £49
Fish
£30 - £49
Motcombs

Motcombs

26 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 8JU

£50 - £79
International
North Sea Fish Restaurant

North Sea Fish Restaurant

7-8 Leigh Street, London, WC1H 9EW

£30 - £49
Fish
Lansdowne

Lansdowne

90 Gloucester Avenue, Chalk Farm, London, NW1 8HX

£30 - £49
Pizza
Gastropub
Cafe St Honoré

Cafe St Honoré

34 North West Thistle Lane, Edinburgh, EH2 1EA

£30 - £49
Modern European
Scottish
The NoBody Inn

The NoBody Inn

Doddiscombsleigh, nr Exeter, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7PS

£30 - £49
British
Miyako at Andaz

Miyako at Andaz

Andaz Hotel, 40 Liverpool Street, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 7QN

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Sukho

Sukho

855 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5HJ

£30 - £49
Thai
The Easton

The Easton

22 Easton Street, London, WC1X 0DS

£30 - £49
Gastropub
San Lorenzo

San Lorenzo

22 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NH

£50 - £79
Italian
Ma Goa

Ma Goa

242-244 Upper Richmond Road, London, SW15 6TG

£30 - £49
Indian
Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo

37 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU

£50 - £79
Italian
Hollywood Arms

Hollywood Arms

45 Hollywood Road, London, SW10 9HX

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Tapas Brindisa Borough

Tapas Brindisa Borough

18-20 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TJ

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
The Swan at Southrop

The Swan at Southrop

Southrop, Lechlade, Oxfordshire, GL7 3NU

£30 - £49
Modern European
Anglesea Arms Chelsea

Anglesea Arms Chelsea

15 Selwood Terrace, Chelsea, London, SW7 3QG

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Gallipoli

Gallipoli

102 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1QN

Under £30
Turkish