SquareMeal Silver Awards

SquareMeal Silver Awards, our second-highest award, are given to ‘excellent’ restaurants and bars that we find ourselves constantly recommending as being among the best in the area.

Updated on 01 August 2019

Silver awards are 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.

Claude

Claude's Kitchen

51 Parsons Green, London, London, SW6 4JA

£50 - £79
Modern European
Sushisamba Covent Garden

Sushisamba Covent Garden

Opera Terrace, The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8RF

£50 - £79
Peruvian
Japanese
The Ivy Chelsea Garden

The Ivy Chelsea Garden

197 King's Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5ED

Based on the King’s Road, the Chelsea offshoot of Thy Ivy is suitably decadent for its smart location. Housed in an impressive Georgian townhouse with a façade featuring three ornate bay windows, The Ivy Chelsea Gardens offers a sense of real occasion when it comes to both the ambience and the food offering.


The interior is made up of various different areas including a bar, a lounge, an orangery, and a huge garden out the back. The lounge is typical of all Ivy restaurants with its colourful décor, large booths and art hanging on all the walls – a great spot to enjoy a special meal or celebration. The garden however offers a real escape from the busy streets of Chelsea with greenery as far as the eye can see; the cushion-topped benches and chairs make it an idyllic al fresco dining destination during the summer.


The classic food offering begins in the morning with a breakfast menu which features dishes varying from pastries, to scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, to a full English breakfast depending on whether you want to start your day with a big meal or not. For the remainder of the day, the all-day menu provides well-cooked European comfort food.


For starters you might opt for a shellfish cocktail or perhaps a steak tartare. Main courses vary from a chicken Milanese to the signature Ivy shepherd’s pie. Options also include a selection of steaks as well as a short sandwich menu for a slightly lighter bite. If you still have room for something sweet, the dessert menu includes everything from crème brûlée to a blackberry ice cream sundae. There are vegan and vegetarian options available for every course too.

The drinks menu features a large list of wines by the glass and bottle as well as an impressive selection of cocktails.

£30 - £49
Modern European
British
Afternoon tea
Boisdale of Belgravia

Boisdale of Belgravia

15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9LX

£50 - £79
Scottish
Steak
£50 - £79
Jolene

Jolene

21 Newington Green, London, N16 9PU

Under £30
French
Sushisamba (bar)

Sushisamba (bar)

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate (38th floor), London, EC2N 4AY

Bars
Jack Solomons Club

Jack Solomons Club

41 Great Windmill Street, London, W1D 7NB

Bars
Coal Rooms

Coal Rooms

11a Station Way, London, SE15 4RX

Under £30
International
Clipstone

Clipstone

5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB

£30 - £49
Modern European
Berber & Q

Berber & Q

Arch 338, Acton Mews, London, E8 4EA

£30 - £49
North African
Middle Eastern
Frederick

Frederick's

106 Islington High Street, Camden Passage, London, N1 8EG

£50 - £79
Modern European
£30 - £49
Cecconi

Cecconi's City of London at The Ned

27 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8AJ

£50 - £79
Italian
Cafe Murano St James

Cafe Murano St James's

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

£50 - £79
Italian
Peckham Bazaar

Peckham Bazaar

119 Consort Road, London, SE15 3RU

Under £30
Middle Eastern
Greek
Al Boccon di

Al Boccon di'Vino

14 Red Lion Street, London, London, TW9 1RW

£50 - £79
Italian
Smokehouse Islington

Smokehouse Islington

63-69 Canonbury Road, London, London, N1 2DG

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Kazu

Kazu

64 Charlotte Street, London, London, W1T 4QD

£30 - £49
Japanese
Sumosan Twiga

Sumosan Twiga

165 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 9QB

Over £80
Japanese
Italian
Swans Bar

Swans Bar

Maison Assouline, 196A Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EY

Bars
Scout

Scout

224 Graham Road , London, E8 1BP

Bars
The Begging Bowl

The Begging Bowl

168 Bellenden Road, Peckham, London, SE15 4BW

£30 - £49
Thai
Bunga Bunga Battersea

Bunga Bunga Battersea

37 Battersea Bridge Road, London, SW11 3BA

£30 - £49
Pizza
Italian
The Mulwray at The Blue Posts

The Mulwray at The Blue Posts

28 Rupert Street , London, W1D 6DJ

Bars
Darjeeling Express

Darjeeling Express

2a Garrick Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9BH

Under £30
Indian
SquareMeal London Top 100
Tharavadu

Tharavadu

Tharavadu, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ

£30 - £49
Indian
The Barbary

The Barbary

16 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9DP

£30 - £49
North African
Bancone

Bancone

39 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4DD

£30 - £49
Italian
Purl

Purl

50-54 Blandford Street, London, W1U 7HX

Bars
The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel (afternoon tea)

The Palm Court at The Ritz Hotel (afternoon tea)

The Ritz Hotel, 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR

International
The Lost Alpaca

The Lost Alpaca

14 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BJ

Bars
Trullo

Trullo

300-302 St Paul's Road, London, London, N1 2LH

£30 - £49
Italian
Goodman City

Goodman City

11 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8DU

£50 - £79
North American
Steak
Pied à Terre

Pied à Terre

34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2NH

£50 - £79
French
One Michelin star
Little Bird Chiswick

Little Bird Chiswick

1 Station Parade, Burlington Lane, London, W4 3HD

Bars
Mãos

Mãos

41 Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DJ

Over £80
Modern European
One Michelin star
The Goring Dining Room

The Goring Dining Room

The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
£30 - £49
Millie

Millie's Lounge at The Ned

27 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8AJ

£30 - £49
British
Afternoon tea
The Blind Pig

The Blind Pig

58 Poland Street, London, London, W1F 7NR

Under £30
Bars
Bread Street Kitchen

Bread Street Kitchen

10 Bread Street, Blackfriars, London, EC4M 9AJ

£50 - £79
Bars
International
Mint Gun Club

Mint Gun Club

4A Brooke Road, London, N16 7LS

Bars
1251

1251

107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN

£30 - £49
International
Hawksmoor Spitalfields

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

157a Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6BJ

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Pachamama Marylebone

Pachamama Marylebone

18 Thayer Street, London, W1U 3JY

£30 - £49
Peruvian
Quo Vadis

Quo Vadis

26-29 Dean Street, London, London, W1D 3LL

£30 - £49
British
Namaasté Kitchen

Namaasté Kitchen

64 Parkway, London, NW1 7AH

£30 - £49
Indian
Ham

Ham

238 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Mercer

The Mercer

34 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AY

£50 - £79
British
Perilla

Perilla

1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London, N16 9BS

Set in one of north London’s loveliest neighbourhoods, Perilla is a laidback restaurant serving up modern European plates that use basic but high-quality ingredients to elevate them to new heights. Open for both lunch and dinner it welcomes diners who repeatedly return for the regularly changing menus that feature just a handful of options per day. Not to be missed is the house made sourdough with brown butter. Following on from the opening act, the small plates’ section might bring a robustly rich mushroom tart or whiting fried in beef fat with chip shop curry sauce. If you’re after a fuller feast there is a set five course menu that encompasses some of the chef’s favourite dishes of the day, and at £44 reflects great value.  

£30 - £49
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Coq d

Coq d'Argent (bar)

1 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8EJ

Bars
Zuma (bar)

Zuma (bar)

5 Raphael Street, London, SW7 1DL

Japanese
Bars
Bull & Last

Bull & Last

168 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QS

£30 - £49
Gastropub
The Sun Tavern

The Sun Tavern

441 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AN

Bars
RedFarm London

RedFarm London

9 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ

£30 - £49
Chinese
Dim Sum
Charlotte

Charlotte's Place

16 St Matthew's Road, Ealing Common, London, W5 3JT

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Goring (bar)

The Goring (bar)

The Goring, Westminster, London, SW1W 0JW

Bars
Plot

Plot

70-72 Broadway Market, London, SW17 0RL

£30 - £49
British
Blacklock Soho

Blacklock Soho

The Basement, 24 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LG

£30 - £49
British
Babette

Babette

57 Nunhead Lane, London, SE15 3TR

£30 - £49
French
Laki Kane

Laki Kane

144-145 Upper Street, London, N1 1QY

Bars
Blacklock City

Blacklock City

13 Philpot Lane , London, EC3M 8AA

£30 - £49
British
Primeur

Primeur

116 Petherton Road, London, N5 2RT

£30 - £49
French
Babur

Babur

119 Brockley Rise, London, London, SE23 1JP

£30 - £49
Indian
The Gilbert Scott

The Gilbert Scott

St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AR

£30 - £49
British
The Nickel Bar at the Ned

The Nickel Bar at the Ned

27 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8AJ

£30 - £49
Bars
Caractère

Caractère

209 Westbourne Park Road, London, W11 1EA

£50 - £79
Modern European
Bassoon

Bassoon

Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD

Bars
La Dame de Pic at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

La Dame de Pic at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AJ

Over £80
French
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Trishna

Trishna

15-17 Blandford Street, London, London, W1U 3DG

£30 - £49
Indian
Fish
One Michelin star
Casa Pastor

Casa Pastor

Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4AB

£30 - £49
Mexican
Burlock

Burlock

31 Duke Street, London, W1U 1LG

Bars
Roast

Roast

Floral Hall, Stoney Street, London Bridge, London, SE1 1TL

£50 - £79
British
Daddy Bao

Daddy Bao

113 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9PE

Under £30
Taiwanese
Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Swedeland Court, 202 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 4NR

£50 - £79
Scottish
Steak
Kateh Maida Vale

Kateh Maida Vale

5 Warwick Place, London, W9 2PX

£30 - £49
Persian
The Bloomsbury Club Bar

The Bloomsbury Club Bar

The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN

Bars
Greyhound Café

Greyhound Café

37 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NB

£30 - £49
Lino

Lino

90 Bartholomew Close , London, EC1A 7EB

Modern European
Canada Water Cafe

Canada Water Cafe

2A Sunnyhill Road, London, London, SW16 2UH

£30 - £49
Pizza
The Collins Room at The Berkeley

The Collins Room at The Berkeley

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Belgravia, London, SW1X 7RL

Afternoon tea
International
69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row, London, N1 8AA

Bars
Plateau Restaurant

Plateau Restaurant

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

£50 - £79
French
Cahoots

Cahoots

13 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW

Bars
Gauthier Soho

Gauthier Soho

21 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AF

£50 - £79
Vegetarian
Vegan
French
No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

197-199 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR

£30 - £49
British
Bars
Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT

£50 - £79
British
Bo¯kan at Novotel Canary Wharf

Bo¯kan at Novotel Canary Wharf

Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall, Canary Wharf, London, E14 9TP

£50 - £79
Bars
International
Nobu Shoreditch

Nobu Shoreditch

10-50 Willow Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4BH

£50 - £79
South American
Japanese
Smokestak

Smokestak

35 Sclater Street, London, E1 6LB

£30 - £49
North American
Barbecue
The Duck and Rice

The Duck and Rice

90 Berwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 0QB

£30 - £49
Chinese
Gastropub
Oklava

Oklava

74 Luke Street, London, EC2A 4PY

£30 - £49
Turkish
Nobu London at the COMO Metropolitan London

Nobu London at the COMO Metropolitan London

COMO Metropolitan London, Green Park, London, W1K 1LB

Japanese
Gaucho Richmond

Gaucho Richmond

The Towpath, Richmond Riverside, Richmond, London, TW10 4UJ

Gaucho’s Richmond location is arguably one of the most tranquil and charming restaurants of the luxurious franchise, surrounded by the rural banks of the River Thames. Centrally located in the quaint borough of Richmond, close to the lovely Deer Park, theatre, Kew gardens Gaucho could not be better situated. Transport links from the nearby underground station and local taxis are readily available too.

The boathouse steak restaurant has a waterside terrace for an enviable dose of alfresco dining with a view of one of London’s oldest Plane trees. The restaurant boasts a stunning 360 view of Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows from its panoramic glass windowing. Order a superb bottle of Argentina Barbera red while you watch the sun go down and wait for your Pampas-reared cut of beef to arrive with a peppercorn sauce and humitas. Or if you fancy a different pairing, Gaucho has an extensive list of some of the best Argentinian bottles, including their own collection from the Mendoza region, plus some fantastic international wines from France, Spain, and more.

The food is on another level at this steakhouse, with sumptuous prime cuts of well-sourced beef and regional delights such as crumbly, buttery empanadas and ceviches. The meats come in a wonderful variety of cuts and weights, or you can opt to share a platter of meats for the table. For dessert, treat yourself to a dulce de leche pudding.

Gaucho is an excellent choice for prime steak dining amongst friends or colleagues, those special occasions that you need a memorable feast to level up, or simply to treat yourself. Whatever the occasion, Gaucho Richmond has a stunning dining room for patrons, or you can choose an event space, and there is also the option to exclusively hire the entire restaurant to comfortable seat 150 guests.

 

 

£50 - £79
Steak
Argentinian
Roka Aldwych

Roka Aldwych

71 Aldwych, London, London, WC2B 4HN

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
Tsunami

Tsunami

5-7 Voltaire Road, London, SW4 6DQ

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
The Marksman

The Marksman

254 Hackney Road, London, London, E2 7SJ

£30 - £49
Gastropub
One Michelin star
Dinings

Dinings

22 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HH

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell

49-50 St John's Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JJ

Bars
Mr Fogg’s Residence

Mr Fogg’s Residence

15 Bruton Lane, London, London, W1J 6JD

£30 - £49
Bars
Afternoon tea
Pastaio

Pastaio

19 Ganton Street, Soho, London, W1F 9BN

Under £30
Italian
Cora Pearl

Cora Pearl

30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2F 8NA

Cora Pearl is headed up by chef George Barson (who also heads up nearby Kitty Fisher’s), who specialises in championing seasonal produce. The results of this ethos are plates of gloriously British comfort food classics, elevated to new heights.

£50 - £79
British
French
SquareMeal London Top 100
Freak Scene

Freak Scene

54 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SL

£50 - £79
Sager + Wilde Wine Bar

Sager + Wilde Wine Bar

193 Hackney Road, Hoxton, London, E2 8JL

Bars
Jamavar

Jamavar

8 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NF

Jamavar London is a Michelin Star Indian restaurant in Mayfair, which attracts new diners while holding onto a long list of regular customers thanks to its reliably robust flavours and inventive presentation. The restaurant is headed up by Dinesh Nair who runs hotels in India, and whose portfolio boasts five other restaurants.

£50 - £79
Indian
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Neptune

Neptune

Kimpton Fitzroy London, Corner of Guilford Street and Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BE

£30 - £49
British
The Jolly Gardeners

The Jolly Gardeners

214 Garratt Lane Wandsworth, London, London, SW18 4EA

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Wigmore at The Langham

The Wigmore at The Langham

13 Langham Place, Upper Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA

£50 - £79
British
Bars
Kikuchi

Kikuchi

14 Hanway Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1UD

£50 - £79
Japanese
Ukai

Ukai

240 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LL

£30 - £49
Sushi
Japanese
Casa Cruz

Casa Cruz

123 Clarendon Road, London, W11 4JG

£50 - £79
International
Zuaya

Zuaya

35B Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 5BA

£50 - £79
Peruvian
Spanish
South American
Light House

Light House

75-77 Ridgway, London, SW19 4ST

£30 - £49
Modern European
£30 - £49
Bombay Bustle

Bombay Bustle

29 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2PA

£30 - £49
Indian
Aqua Shard

Aqua Shard

Level 31 The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, , Southwark, London, SE1 9RY

£50 - £79
British
Afternoon tea
Merchant House

Merchant House

13 Well Court, off Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9DN

Bars
Escocesa

Escocesa

67 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0AR

£30 - £49
Spanish
Duck & Waffle (bar)

Duck & Waffle (bar)

Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AY

Bars
Casa Malevo

Casa Malevo

23 Connaught Street, London, W2 2AY

£30 - £49
Steak
Argentinian
London House

London House

9 Battersea Square, Battersea, London, SW11 3RA

£30 - £49
Modern European
Nopi

Nopi

21-22 Warwick Street, Soho, London, W1B 5NE

£50 - £79
Mediterranean
Fusion
Lurra

Lurra

9 Seymour Place, London, W1H 5BA

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Maison Bab

Maison Bab

4 Mercers Walk, London, WC2H 9FA

£30 - £49
Turkish
Lahpet

Lahpet

58 Bethnal Green Road, London, London, E1 8JW

Under £30
Burmese
Kaia at The Ned

Kaia at The Ned

27 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8AJ

£30 - £49
Pan-Asian
L

L'Aventure

3 Blenheim Terrace, St John's Wood, London, NW8 0EH

£50 - £79
French
£30 - £49
Aquavit

Aquavit

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

£50 - £79
Scandinavian
AOK Kitchen and Bakery

AOK Kitchen and Bakery

52-55 Dorset Street, London, London, W1U 7NQ

This all-day bar, restaurant and bakery owes a lot to sunshine, as its dishes are inspired by the sun-soaked shores of California and the Mediterranean.

The chic setting features marble floors and hand-painted silk wallpaper, while the seasonally changing menu is just as on-trend, being completely free from refined sugar and with limited amounts of dairy and gluten. Things kick off at breakfast with the likes of acai and coconut bowls, or blueberry pancakes topped with organic maple syrup and fresh berries.

Later in the day, you can snack on crudités served with a vinaigrette dip or colourful salads, while more substantial dishes include seabass ceviche, gluten-free gnocchi and barbecue lamb chops. Even the drinks menu has health-conscious diners in mind, with the offering including cocktails infused with fresh juices. 

If you’re looking for a doggy bag, head downstairs to the on-site bakery, which serves a daily selection of pastries alongside a variety of speciality breads. The bakery offers dairy and gluten-free takes on classic baked goods, while custom bakes can also be ordered for special occasions.  

£50 - £79
International
Casa do Frango

Casa do Frango

32 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TU

Under £30
Portuguese
Upstairs at Rules

Upstairs at Rules

35 Maiden Lane, London, London, W2CE 7LB

£50 - £79
Bars
Balthazar

Balthazar

4-6 Russell Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5HZ

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
French
Les Nénettes

Les Nénettes

19 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NS

£30 - £49
French
The Laughing Heart

The Laughing Heart

277 Hackney Road, London, E2 8NA

£30 - £49
Modern European
The Coach Makers Arms

The Coach Makers Arms

88 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2PY

£30 - £49
Pubs
Gastropub
Sorella

Sorella

148 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6BX

£30 - £49
Italian
Wulf & Lamb

Wulf & Lamb

243 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP

Under £30
Vegetarian
Vegan
Tozi

Tozi

8 Gillingham Street, London, SW1V 1HJ

£30 - £49
Italian
Libare Bar at Sartoria

Libare Bar at Sartoria

Sartoria, 20 Savile Row, Mayfair, London, W1S 3PR

£30 - £49
Bars
Savoy Grill at The Savoy

Savoy Grill at The Savoy

The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0EU

£50 - £79
Modern European
Little Bird Battersea

Little Bird Battersea

1 Battersea Rise , London, SW11 1HG

Bars
Adam Handling Chelsea

Adam Handling Chelsea

Belmond Cadogan Hotel, Chelsea, London, SW1X 9SG

Over £80
British
The Drop

The Drop

Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB

Wine Bars
Bar Three

Bar Three

65a Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AA

Bars
The Old Fountain

The Old Fountain

3 Baldwin Street, London, EC1V 9NU

Pubs
Champagne Bar and Piano Bar at Kettner

Champagne Bar and Piano Bar at Kettner's Townhouse

29 Romilly Street, London, London, W1D 5HP

£50 - £79
Bars
Gotto

Gotto

27 East Bay Lane, Here East, London, E15 2GW

£30 - £49
Italian
The Petersham Covent Garden

The Petersham Covent Garden

27-31 King Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8JB

£50 - £79
Afternoon tea
Italian
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

96 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London, W8 4SG

The Kensington branch of The Ivy Brasserie suitably sits right on Kensington High Street and, as you would expect, it fits in seamlessly with the other smart Kensington establishments around it. Serving easy-to-like dishes throughout the whole day, The Ivy Brasserie Kensington is a great spot to visit whether just for a relaxed breakfast with friends or a special family occasion.


Whilst the restaurant isn’t as outrageously swanky as some of the other Ivy outposts, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie maintains the typical air of class that Ivy restaurants have always been associated with. Large spherical lights hang from the ceiling and the shiny tiled floor is typical of a traditional brasserie, but there is still a long, gleaming bar as well at the classic, colourful Ivy chairs. As is the case with all Ivy restaurants, it’s a great setting to enjoy the crowd-pleasing food.


The huge all-day menu offers all the classics that you could hope for including tempura prawns and duck liver parfait as starters. Main course offerings range from lobster linguini and a sweet potato curry, to the signature Ivy shepherd’s pie. There’s also something for everyone on the dessert menu, with dishes including rum baba and passionfruit baked Alaska. If you’re feeling like something a little lighter to eat, there is a range of sandwiches available until 5pm too.


You can also come to the Ivy Kensington Brasserie for breakfast where you’ll find dishes such as hot buttermilk pancakes and ham and cheese omelette on the menu. Or if you’re in the area in between meals there’s always the option to have the classic Ivy afternoon tea for £21.50 per person.


An equally large selection of drinks accompanies the huge range of food available; wine, cocktails, specially brewed beer, coffee – you name it, they have it.

£30 - £49
Brasserie
Kutir

Kutir

10 Lincoln Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 2TS

£50 - £79
Indian
Salon

Salon

18 Market Row, London, SW9 8LD

£30 - £49
Modern European
Bao Soho

Bao Soho

53 Lexington Street, London, W1F 9AS

Bao started off life as a small street food stall in East London before finding itself a handful of permanent sites scattered across central London. The Soho branch is the original restaurant, with a clean and modern dining space and the signature ‘tick list’ menu that you fill in and hand to staff.

Under £30
Taiwanese
Chinese
Honey & Co

Honey & Co

25a Warren Street, London, W1T 5LZ

£30 - £49
Middle Eastern
Artusi

Artusi

161 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4DH

£30 - £49
Italian
Super Lyan

Super Lyan

153-155 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ

Bars
The French Table

The French Table

85 Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4AW

£50 - £79
French
Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte

11-13 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RB

£50 - £79
Peruvian
Japanese
Soif

Soif

27 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HG

£30 - £49
French
Fare Bar + Canteen

Fare Bar + Canteen

11 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HL

Modern European
Uli

Uli

5 Ladbroke Road, London, W11 3PA

£30 - £49
Galvin at Windows (bar)

Galvin at Windows (bar)

London Hilton, London, W1K 1BE

Bars
Barshu Restaurant

Barshu Restaurant

28 Frith Street, London, W1D 5LF

Szechuan
Chinese
Farang

Farang

72 Highbury Park, London, N5 2XE

£30 - £49
Thai
Petite Chambre

Petite Chambre

Upstairs at Pied-à-Terre, 34 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NH

Bars
Merchants Tavern

Merchants Tavern

36 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PG

£30 - £49
Modern European
American Bar at The Beaumont

American Bar at The Beaumont

Beaumont Hotel, Brown Hart Gardens, London, W1K 6TF

Bars
Enoteca Turi

Enoteca Turi

87 Pimlico Road, Belgravia, London, SW1W 8PH

£50 - £79
Italian
Ziggy

Ziggy's

Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street , London, W1B 4DY

Bars
Punch Room at The London Edition

Punch Room at The London Edition

10 Berners Street, London, London, W1T 3NP

Under £30
Bars
The Thomas Cubitt

The Thomas Cubitt

44 Elizabeth Street, London, London, SW1W 9PA

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Paladar

Paladar

4-5 London Road, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6JZ

£30 - £49
South American
Bars
The Palace of Humbug

The Palace of Humbug

65 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY

Bars
Blacklock Shoreditch

Blacklock Shoreditch

28-30 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DZ

£30 - £49
British
Little Mercies

Little Mercies

20 Broadway Parade, London, N8 9DE

Bars
Genuine Liquorette

Genuine Liquorette

6 Rathbone Place , London, W1T 1HL

Bars
Dinings SW3

Dinings SW3

Walton House, Lennox Garden Mews, London, SW3 2JH

Over £80
Sushi
Japanese
The Drapers Arms

The Drapers Arms

44 Barnsbury Street, London, N1 1ER

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Yashin Ocean House

Yashin Ocean House

117-119 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3RN

£30 - £49
Japanese
Fish
Chokhi Dhani

Chokhi Dhani

Unit E2, 2 Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, Battersea, London, SW8 5AW

£30 - £49
Indian
Bombetta

Bombetta

1-5 Station Approach, Snaresbrook, London, E11 1QE

£30 - £49
Italian
José

José

104 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3UB

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Leroy

Leroy

18 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NU

£30 - £49
French
The Game Bird at The Stafford London

The Game Bird at The Stafford London

The Stafford London, 16-18 St James’s Place , St. James's, London, SW1A 1NJ

£50 - £79
British
Afternoon tea
The Shrub & Shutter

The Shrub & Shutter

336 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8QH

£30 - £49
Bars
International
Dry Martini by Javier De Las Muelas

Dry Martini by Javier De Las Muelas

Albany Street, Regents Park, London, NW1 3UP

Bars
Hotel Bars
Kurobuta Marble Arch

Kurobuta Marble Arch

17-20 Kendal Street, Marble Arch, London, W2 2AW

£50 - £79
Japanese
Mei Ume

Mei Ume

10 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4AJ

£50 - £79
Japanese
Chinese
MNKY HSE

MNKY HSE

10 Dover Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4LQ

£50 - £79
South American
Bars
The Glasshouse Kew

The Glasshouse Kew

14 Station Parade, Kew, Middlesex, TW9 3PZ

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
£30 - £49
The Gibson

The Gibson

44 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AQ

Bars
The Coal Shed, One Tower Bridge

The Coal Shed, One Tower Bridge

One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, Southwark, London, SE1 2SE

£30 - £49
Steak
Fish
Erst

Erst

9 Murray Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 6HS

£30 - £49
Modern European
Fiume

Fiume

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

£30 - £49
Italian
Yauatcha City

Yauatcha City

Broadgate Circle, Spitalfields, London, EC2M 2QS

£50 - £79
Chinese
Dim Sum
Milk Beach

Milk Beach

19 Lonsdale Road, London, NW6 6RA

Under £30
Titu

Titu

1A Shepherd Street, London, W1J 7HJ

£50 - £79
Japanese
St Leonard

St Leonard's

70 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4QX

£30 - £49
Modern European
No. Fifty Cheyne

No. Fifty Cheyne

50 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, London, SW3 5LR

Formerly known as Cheyne Walk Brasserie, this long-standing Chelsea eatery now goes by the name of No. Fifty Cheyne, following an extensive refurbishment. Set across two floors and overlooking the Thames, No. Fifty features a ground-floor dining room which seats around 70, and an upstairs cocktail bar and ‘drawing room’ with space for a further 50 guests.

The restaurant serves a modern British menu which is centred on an open grill, with the kitchen headed up by chef Iain Smith (previously head chef at Jason Atherton’s Social Eating House). Dishes to try include the likes of belted Galloway beef ragout with spatzli, spicy sausage and rose harissa, or Cornish monkfish, roscoff onion and potato straws with roast chicken broth. On Sundays, guests have the option to pre-order their favourite Sunday roast, cooked especially for them – options include a whole suckling pig, a rib of beef or a whole salmon.

£50 - £79
French
SquareMeal London Top 100
Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia

32 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR

£30 - £49
Japanese
Goodman Mayfair

Goodman Mayfair

26 Maddox Street, London, London, W1S 1QH

£50 - £79
North American
Steak
The Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge at The Montague on the Gardens

The Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge at The Montague on the Gardens

The Montague Hotel, 15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BJ

Bars
Blandford Comptoir

Blandford Comptoir

1 Blandford Street, London, W1U 3DA

£30 - £49
Modern European
Wine Bars
Jikoni

Jikoni

19-21 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London, W1D 3DH

£30 - £49
International
The Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

The Blue Bar at The Berkeley Hotel

The Berkeley Hotel, Wilton Place, London, SW1X 7RL

Bars
Over £80
E&O

E&O

14 Blenheim Crescent, London, W11 1NN

£50 - £79
£30 - £49
The Library Bar at The Ned

The Library Bar at The Ned

The Ned, 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ

Bars
50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo

50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo

7 Northumberland Avenue, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5BY

Under £30
Pizza
Corrigan

Corrigan's Mayfair

28 Upper Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7EH

£50 - £79
British
The Frog Hoxton

The Frog Hoxton

45-47 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6PB

£30 - £49
British
Ham Yard Bar at Ham Yard Hotel

Ham Yard Bar at Ham Yard Hotel

One Ham Yard, Piccadilly Circus, London, W1D 7DT

£30 - £49
Bars
Wine Bars
Ikoyi

Ikoyi

1 St James’s Market, London, SW1Y 4AH

£30 - £49
West African
One Michelin star
SquareMeal London Top 100
Westerns Laundry

Westerns Laundry

34 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PB

£30 - £49
British
Fish
M Bar and Grill Twickenham

M Bar and Grill Twickenham

Brewery Lane, Brewery Wharf, Twickenham, London, TW1 1AA

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Donostia

Donostia

10 Seymour Place, London, W1H 7ND

£30 - £49
Spanish
Hunan

Hunan

51 Pimlico Road, London, SW1W 8NE

£50 - £79
Chinese
Heads + tails

Heads + tails

175 West End Lane, London, NW6 2LH

Bars
The Drunken Oyster at Hai Cenato

The Drunken Oyster at Hai Cenato

2 Sir Simon Milton Square, London, SW1E 5DJ

Bars
The Vault at Milroy

The Vault at Milroy's

3 Greek Street, London, W1D 4NX

Bars
May Fair Kitchen

May Fair Kitchen

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

£50 - £79
Spanish
Italian
Uni

Uni

18a Ebury Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 0LS

£50 - £79
Japanese
Martello Hall

Martello Hall

137 Mare Street, London, E8 3RH

Bars
Aqua Spirit

Aqua Spirit

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

Bars
Evans & Peel Pharmacy

Evans & Peel Pharmacy

42 Devonshire Road, London, W4 2HD

Bars
Bistrotheque

Bistrotheque

23-27 Wadeson Street, London, E2 9DR

£30 - £49
Modern European
Pizarro

Pizarro

194 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3TQ

£50 - £79
Spanish
Novikov - Asian Restaurant

Novikov - Asian Restaurant

50 Berkeley Street, London, London, W1J 8HA

Over £80
Restaurant Ours

Restaurant Ours

264 Brompton Road, Kensington, London, SW3 2AS

£50 - £79
Modern European
The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village

The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village

75 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EQ

£30 - £49
Modern European
Rotunda

Rotunda

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

£30 - £49
Steak
British
Roux at The Landau

Roux at The Landau

The Langham, Portland Place, Marylebone, London, W1B 1JA

£50 - £79
Modern European
Experimental Cocktail Club

Experimental Cocktail Club

13a Gerrard Street, London, London, W1D 5PS

£30 - £49
Bars
Quilon

Quilon

41 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF

£30 - £49
Indian
A Cena

A Cena

418 Richmond Road, London, London, TW1 2EB

£30 - £49
Italian
Heritage

Heritage

18-20 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DF

£50 - £79
Modern European
Swiss
Manetta

Manetta's Bar at Flemings Mayfair

Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7BH

Bars
Otto

Otto's

182 Gray's Inn Road, Clerkenwell, London, WC1X 8EW

£30 - £49
French
The Delaunay

The Delaunay

55 Aldwych, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB

With the same old world romantic feel to it as its sibling, this central London restaurant is from the team behind The Wolseley, and you can feel it in the sumptuous decor and high standard of service. The Delaunay is a grand space in the centre of theatreland that is modelled on the grand cafes of Mittel-Europe and serves up a menu packed with classics.

For lunch there’s a selection of sandwiches ranging from an indulgent lobster-filled roll to a rich and cheesy rarebit, and if you happen in later on in the day then you can enjoy heartier fare from the all day menu - moules, schnitzel or confit duck, say.

Aside from the main food offering there is also a popular afternoon tea and brunch which make for a treat come the weekend.

Tables fill up fast so booking ahead is recommended, but there are always a handful of spaces reserved for walk ins, in case you fancy a spontaneous trip to one of London’s premier dining destinations.

£50 - £79
Central European
Austrian
SquareMeal London Top 100
The Bar at Bluebird Chelsea

The Bar at Bluebird Chelsea

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

£30 - £49
Bars
The Whitechapel Refectory

The Whitechapel Refectory

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 7QX

£30 - £49
British
Cattivo

Cattivo

207 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8BE

Under £30
Bars
Italian
Raj of Kensington

Raj of Kensington

1 Abingdon Road, London, W8 6AH

£30 - £49
Indian
Luc

Luc's Brasserie

17-22 Leadenhall Market, London, EC3V 1LR

£50 - £79
French
Medlar

Medlar

438 King's Road, London, London, SW10 0LJ

Medlar has been a popular choice of the Chelsea crowd for a quick lunch or relaxed dinner since it opened in 2011. Headed up by chef Joe Mercer Nairne (whose CV boasts time at The Savoy Grill and Chez Bruce) and David O'Connor (a talented restaurant manager with experience that includes The Ledbury), this is a neighbourhood restaurant with an above-average offering. Open seven days a week, the restaurant serves three, three-course at various price points – lunch is £35, dinner is £53 and Sunday evenings set you back £35. While the style is French with international influences, it still manages to make good use of produce from the British Isles, ensuring seasonality is always championed. For those with a penchant for a savoury over a pudding, rejoice, Medlar’s cheeseboard is one of the best in London – packed with offerings from small-scale producers who have been carefully sourced from all over the world.

£50 - £79
Modern European
SquareMeal London Top 100
Ruby

Ruby's Bar & Lounge

76 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, London, N16 7XB

Bars
Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar

Eneko Basque Kitchen & Bar

1 Aldwych, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

£50 - £79
Spanish
Hawksmoor Guildhall

Hawksmoor Guildhall

10 Basinghall Street, City of London, London, EC2V 5BQ

£50 - £79
Steak
British
Noble Rot

Noble Rot

51 Lamb's Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3NB

£30 - £49
British
French
Social 24 at City Social

Social 24 at City Social

24th Floor, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

Bars
Hicce

Hicce

102 Stable Street, King's Cross, London, N1C 4DQ

International
Coya Angel Court Pisco Bar

Coya Angel Court Pisco Bar

31-33 Throgmorton Street, London, EC2N 2AT

Bars
Sea Containers at Mondrian London

Sea Containers at Mondrian London

20 Upper Ground, Southwark, London, SE1 9PD

£50 - £79
International
Bob Bob Ricard

Bob Bob Ricard

1 Upper James Street, London, W1F 9DF

£50 - £79
International
Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen

Park’s Edge Bar & Kitchen

49-51 Norwood Road, London, London, SE24 9AA

£30 - £49
British
Lutyens Grill at The Ned

Lutyens Grill at The Ned

27 Poultry, City of London, London, EC2R 8AJ

Over £80
Steak
British
The Garden Café Lambeth

The Garden Café Lambeth

Lambeth Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB

Under £30
Gunpowder Spitalfields

Gunpowder Spitalfields

11 White's Row, London, E1 7NF

£30 - £49
Indian
Barrafina Drury Lane

Barrafina Drury Lane

43 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5AJ

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
Panzo Pizza

Panzo Pizza

50 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE

Under £30
Pizza
Morito Hackney

Morito Hackney

195 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
The Dog House

The Dog House

62 Seymour Street, London, W1H 5BN

Bars
The Prince Arthur

The Prince Arthur

95 Forest Road, London, London, E8 3BH

Pubs
Coya Mayfair

Coya Mayfair

118 Piccadilly, London, London, W1J 7NW

£50 - £79
Peruvian
Angelus

Angelus

4 Bathurst Street, London, W2 2SD

£50 - £79
French
Lima

Lima

31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1JH

£30 - £49
Peruvian
Da Terra

Da Terra

8 Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF

This relaxed fine dining restaurant at The Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green is overseen by Spanish chef Paulo Airaudo, who already runs a Michelin-starred restaurant called Amelia in San Sebastiàn. Replacing the critically-acclaimed Typing Room, the food menu at Da Terra is inspired by Latin America and Italy, while there is also an on-site bar.

The space has a history of producing critically lauded restaurants: as well as formerly housing Typing Room, the hotel was also home to Viajante, which positioned Nuno Mendes as one of the most exciting chefs in London. 

Over £80
Modern European
Two Michelin stars
SquareMeal London Top 100
China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel

China Tang at The Dorchester Hotel

53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 1QA

Over £80
Chinese
Dim Sum
Royal China - Westferry Circus

Royal China - Westferry Circus

30 Westferry Circus, London, E14 8RR

£50 - £79
Chinese
Dim Sum
Berber & Q Shawarma Bar

Berber & Q Shawarma Bar

46 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE

£30 - £49
North African
Middle Eastern
Knights Bar at Simpson

Knights Bar at Simpson's in the Strand

Simpson's-in-the-Strand, 100 Strand, London, London, WC2R 0EW

Bars
Seymour

Seymour's Parlour at The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

28-30 Seymour Street, Marylebone, London, W1H 7JB

£30 - £49
Bars
Darkhorse

Darkhorse

16-19 Victory Parade, LONDON, London, E20 1FS

£30 - £49
Modern European
Harry

Harry's Bar

30-34 James Street, London, London, W1U 1ER

£30 - £49
Italian
Tokimeite

Tokimeite

23 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XS

£50 - £79
Japanese
Sagardi

Sagardi

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

£50 - £79
Steak
Spanish
Barbecue
Fish
Fitz

Fitz's

Kimpton Fitzroy London, Corner of Guilford Street and Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BE

Bars
The Coral Room

The Coral Room

16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3NN

Bars
Little Social

Little Social

5 Pollen Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 1NE

£30 - £49
French
Kitchen W8

Kitchen W8

11-13 Abingdon Road, London, London, W8 6AH

£50 - £79
Modern European
One Michelin star
Sake No Hana

Sake No Hana

23 St James's Street, St. James's, London, SW1A 1HA

£50 - £79
Sushi
Japanese
Nutbourne

Nutbourne

29 Ransomes Dock, 35-37 Parkgate Road , London, SW11 4NP

£30 - £49
British
The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

32 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8NA

£30 - £49
Fish
Hide Ground

Hide Ground

85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB

£50 - £79
British
Afternoon tea
Dickie

Dickie's Bar

Corrigan's Mayfair, 28 Upper Grosvenor Street, London, W1K 7EH

Bars
Upstairs at The Oak

Upstairs at The Oak

137 Westbourne Park Road, London, W2 5QL

Bars
Callooh Callay

Callooh Callay

65 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY

Bars
Osteria at the Barbican

Osteria at the Barbican

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

£30 - £49
Italian
Barrafina Coal Drops Yard

Barrafina Coal Drops Yard

Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB

Part of new retail quarter Coal Drops Yard, this branch of Barrafina is one of three planned openings from the Harts Group in King’s Cross. Alongside El Pastor sibling Casa Pastor, and wine bar The Drop, this fourth Barrafina will boast an outdoor terrace and a private dining room for 20. Coal Drops Yard opens as a whole in autumn 2018, following an extensive redesign from its old use as a Victorian coal house. 

£30 - £49
Tapas
Spanish
José Pizarro Broadgate

José Pizarro Broadgate

36 Broadgate Circle, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 1QS

£50 - £79
Tapas
Spanish
Restaurant Michael Nadra Chiswick

Restaurant Michael Nadra Chiswick

6-8 Elliott Road, Chiswick, London, W4 1PE

£30 - £49
Modern European
Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Café Royal

Cakes & Bubbles at Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal, 10 Air Street, London, W1B 4DY

Under £30
Xu

Xu

30 Rupert Street, Covent Garden, London, W1D 6DL

£50 - £79
Taiwanese
The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge

The Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's

Claridge's, 55 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4HR

£50 - £79
Modern European
Afternoon tea
Satan

Satan's Whiskers

343 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9RA

Bars
Club Gascon

Club Gascon

57 West Smithfield, London, EC1A 9DS

£50 - £79
French
One Michelin star
£50 - £79
Lorne Restaurant

Lorne Restaurant

76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DE

£50 - £79
British
Anise

Anise

9 Devonshire Square, London, London, EC2M 4YL

Bars
Indian
Found

Found

5a Ravey Street, London, EC2A 4QW

Bars
1 Lombard Street Brasserie

1 Lombard Street Brasserie

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

£50 - £79
British
Margot

Margot

45 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5AA

£50 - £79
Italian
Berenjak

Berenjak

27 Romilly Street, London, London, W1D 5AL

£30 - £49
Persian
Middle Eastern
L

L'Amorosa

278 King Street, London, W6 0SP

£30 - £49
Italian
Smoking Goat Shoreditch

Smoking Goat Shoreditch

64 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6JJ

Under £30
Thai
SquareMeal London Top 100
Six Portland Road

Six Portland Road

6 Portland Road, London, W11 4LA

£50 - £79
Modern European
Cambio de Tercio

Cambio de Tercio

163 Old Brompton Road, London, London, SW5 0LJ

£50 - £79
Spanish
Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Mandarin Bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, London, London, SW1X 7LA

Bars
£50 - £79
Milk & Honey

Milk & Honey

61 Poland Street, London, W1F 7NU

Bars
Bocconcino

Bocconcino

19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8ED

£50 - £79
Pizza
Italian
Minnow

Minnow

21 The Pavement, London, SW4 OHY

£30 - £49
Modern European
Dean Street Townhouse

Dean Street Townhouse

69-71 Dean Street, London, London, W1D 3SE

£50 - £79
British
The Earl Spencer

The Earl Spencer

260-262 Merton Road, London, SW18 5JL

£30 - £49
Gastropub
Launceston Place

Launceston Place

1a Launceston Place, Kensington, London, W8 5RL

£50 - £79
Modern European
£30 - £49
Peg

Peg

120 Morning Lane, London, London, E9 6LH

£30 - £49
Japanese
Wine Bars
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
Disrepute

Disrepute

4 Kingly Court, London, W1B 5PW

Bars
The Quality Chop House

The Quality Chop House

92-94 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 3EA

£50 - £79
British
Wine Bars
SquareMeal London Top 100
Zheng Chelsea

Zheng Chelsea

4 Sydney Street, London, SW3 6PP

£50 - £79
Malaysian
Chinese
The White Onion

The White Onion

67 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5EE

£50 - £79
Mediterranean
French
Le Vacherin

Le Vacherin

76-77 South Parade, London, W4 5LF

£30 - £49
French
Bermondsey Arts Club

Bermondsey Arts Club

102a Tower Bridge Road, London, SE1 4TP

Bars
The Distillery

The Distillery

186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA

Bars
The Jones Family Kitchen

The Jones Family Kitchen

7-8 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9NF

£30 - £49
International