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As André Balazs first venue outside the US, the Chiltern Firehouse has been a resounding hit. The lovely 1889 Grade II-listed Victorian-gothic fire brigade building has been rebuilt from the inside out, and now boasts a discreetly gated garden as the entrance to London’s hottest eaterie. Each night sees a who’s who of celebrities dining here enjoying splendid food and audacious atmosphere.
The worlds of architecture, art and fashion have collided at Sexy Fish, a lavish new Asian seafood restaurant in London opened by British restaurant magnate Richard Caring.
The menu at Park Chinois has been in development for years, and has been heavily influenced by my travels; geographical and culinary. It is Chinese but not defined by any specific region, which has allowed us to explore and experiment with the best produce, to create dishes without boundaries. It is, at its core, a collection of my favourite dishes made with the best ingredients, and driven by the seasons.
At Story the premise is simple; we seek to tell our story through the food we serve. We opened in April 2013 gaining our first Michelin star only five months after opening. Inspired by chef Tom Sellers’ culinary career and the history of British food, certain dishes are inspired by memory or provenance of ingredients. We want to share these with you through what you see, smell and taste. To help achieve this, we select only the freshest seasonal British produce and then pair it with an exclusive wine list featuring small wine producers and select British craft ales sourced locally.
Holding three Michelin-stars, Chef Patron Clare Smyth leads the dynamic team at Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant in providing elegant modern French cuisine using the finest seasonal ingredients and employing both classic and modern techniques.
Inspired by the constant changing of the seasons, Michelin-starred Fera at Claridge’s is a creative and natural take on modern British cuisine. Our name, the Latin word for ‘wild’, reflects the powerful connection to nature that’s at the heart of our restaurant. Renowned chef Simon Rogan’s ever-changing à la carte and tasting menus capture the true essence of nature through its textures, tastes and sense of perpetual evolution.
Pollen Street Social was Jason Atherton’s first solo project which won him a coveted Michelin star. It has since won several awards including UK’s Best Restaurant and also Square Meal Restaurant of the Year. Pollen Street Social offers a modern British menu with international influences. Atherton explains “I want it to be a social restaurant where the surroundings and atmosphere are as vibrant as the food.” In short, this is one of London’s best places to dine.
This gastronomic gem offers a contemporary British menu that is simple yet elegant and features the very best produce that the British isles has to offer. Berners tavern is found in the glamorous new London edition hotel. chef Jason Atherton is le patron with sophisticated culinary delights throughout his all-day menu touting everything from breakfast fry-ups and lunchtime sandwiches to Sunday roasts. Atherton is a strong advocate for local produce which is fundamental to his menu.
Hélène Darroze’s two Michelin-starred restaurant at the Connaught encapsulates her lifelong passion for the best produce and incredible skill which is reflected in every aspect of this intimate dining experiences. Hélène selects the very best and freshest ingredients from the network of suppliers she has spent a lifetime gathering, and cooks them with precision, honesty and passion. The result is a thrilling expression of French culinary craft, delivered with a contemporary flourish, enjoyed in a truly elegant setting.
Situated in The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the restaurant interior has been conceived as a subtle, elegant portrait – contemporary and innovative, yet mindful of tradition. The dining room features floor-to-ceiling glass walls, giving diners a view of the kitchen and its unique pulley system. The ivory-painted walls are decorated with custom-made porcelain wall sconces in the shape of antique jelly moulds. This is elegance at its greatest.
Chef Patron Taylor Bonnyman launched The Five Fields in Chelsea in May 2013 and immediately went on to win BMW Square Meal Restaurant of the Year 2013. The restaurant offers a sophisticated but playful modern menu, led by seasonal ingredients. Inspired by the original fields upon which the restaurant now stands, there is a strong focus on rare herbs and vegetables, which are grown at the restaurant’s own East Sussex gardens.
The Ledbury opened in 2005, with Brett as Head Chef, supported by a young and energetic team including Sous Chef Greg Austin, and Restaurant Manager, Darren McHugh. The restaurant has gained many accolades including the much coveted second Michelin Star.
Sketch’s gilded Lecture Room & Library remains a grander-than-grand one-off – an opulent pleasure palace where anything goes and deep pockets are obligatory. It’s an audaciously ostentatious show – from the sparkling gold-walled dining room to the bankrupting Champagne trolley.
Entering on the ground floor of the restaurant, you arrive in L’Atelier, the famed concept dining experience of Joël Robuchon – pioneered in Paris, L’Atelier Paris St Germain was the first in the Joël Robuchon crown. An eye-catching exotic wood counter, at which you sit whilst the chefs prepare French food with seasonal produce and a British twist. Gastronomy flows freely with conviviality, thanks to the unique design of the open kitchen: you’re immersed in the culinary spectacles performed to craft the Michelin starred dishes.
Super-chef Marcus Wareing has won incandescent critical acclaim for his modern French cuisine from everybody including Michelin’s top-secret inspectors to the Queen. Tucked away inside the plush Berkeley hotel in Knightsbridge, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley is a heady food-hedonists dream, and the glossy black, plum and crystal interior is the epitome of contemporary belle époque-esque sophistication.
ALAIN DUCASSE AT THE DORCHESTER
Alain Ducasse is one of the world’s most decorated chefs. Known not only for his incomparable French cuisine, Alain Ducasse has created innovative dining concepts reflecting international influences, and consequently has earned a reputation for phenomenal cuisine.
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Novikov restaurant and bar is the first venture within London from the Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov. a meeting place of the most glamorous of London’s movers and shaker, the venue is divided into three areas: an asian restaurant, an Italian restaurant and a lounge bar that hosts regular live music performances.
Le Gavroche was the first uk restaurant to be awarded one, two and three michelin stars. the chef de cuisine is Michel roux JR, who took over the reins from his father, Albert in 1991. the fact that Le Gavroche continues to maintain the highest of reputations amongst diners and critics is testament to the excellence of the food being prepared by Michel.
With a glamorous interior evoking the golden age of the 1930’s, Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar has become one of the most talked about destinations since opening in May 2006. Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane in trendy Mayfair, it has become renowned for its peerless views over the capital, including iconic sites such as The City, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.
The Clove Club is a restaurant in Shoreditch Town Hall in East London. Built in 1865, the Town Hall was for over 100 years one of the grandest vestry halls in the city. Having ceased to be a home for local government during the 1960s it is now a popular arts and events space, run by Shoreditch Town Hall Trust. At The Clove Club we serve an ambitious five course menu and an extended menu, featuring interesting and often overlooked British ingredients and produce. In our front room we also have a bar which guests are welcome to drop in for a drink and a snack.
Typing Room is located in East London’s Town Hall Hotel, built in 1910, and is named after the building’s original typing room in which all communications from the mayoral, council and judicial system were put to ink. Lee Westcott uses the best of local and seasonal British ingredients to create innovative modern European dishes at Typing Room. His cooking has been described as pure, natural and honest, presented in a relaxed atmosphere.
With many years of experience both in the kitchen cooking and at the table eating we have come to understand the importance of one in relation to the other. Our aim in the kitchen, as always, is to deliver great pleasure in the dining room – and at Elystan Street we aim to achieve this through serving pure, seasonal, ingredient led, gimmick free dishes which are full of vitality and flavour.
Street XO is one of Central London’s best new restaurants. The London outpost of the original Madrid establishment has just opened in Mayfair. Street XO, and its three-Michelin-starred sibling Diver XO, has hosted everyone from Anthony Bourdain to Mark Zuckerberg. Unsurprising, then, that there are always queues out the door. Another problem? It’s in Madrid. But now, with its launch in the big smoke, Londoners no longer have to hop on a plane to get a taste. You might still have to queue, though.
Coya Restaurant and Pisco Bar bring the spirit of Latin America to the heart of London. With a modern Peruvian restaurant at the centre of Coya’s culture, chefs will entertain as food is prepared in one of three open kitchens; the Ceviche Bar, the open charcoal grill and the central kitchen. The menu at Coya keeps traditional elements of Peruvian cooking alive whilst creating a contemporary cuisine for a modern London clientele. Sitting adjacent to the main dining room, Pisco Bar specialises in bespoke pisco infusions unique to Coya, over 40 tequilas and an extensive rum list. Pisco Bar at Coya is an experience that brings together the pleasure of all senses showcasing the best of Latin American Culture.
Gymkhana is inspired by Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs, set up by the British Raj, where members of high society came to socialise, dine, drink and play sport. This new Mayfair restaurant from Karam Sethi of Trishna in Marylebone, manages to be glossy and yet still deliver food with a serious kick and intent. The Guardian cookery writer Ravinder Bhogal described Gymkhana as pure “Ghar ka Khaana”. That’s Hindi for home cooking; an underlying theme with this impressive venue.
As the restaurant to the stars, Zuma in london’s knightsbridge offers something completely new – a sophisticated twist on the traditional japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. The ethos behind zuma is to deliver an authentic flavour of the east while respecting the traditions of the past.
Scott’s is an A-list magnet in Mayfair one of the grande dames of London’s restaurant scene. Inside, the dramatic decor makes dining here a real event – there is a large marble-topped seafood bar in the middle of the room, and a fish-scale mosaic on the floor. Faultless dishes of sophisticated simple seafood are served in a gorgeous room, which exudes an effortlessly grown-up buzz.
Recently crowned London’s ‘Most Romantic Restaurant’ by, Clos Maggiore offers a bit of calm in the heart of Covent Garden. The inspired interior resonates Mediterranean influences with Tuscan and Provincial touches. Its roaring fire in the winter exudes cosy romance as in equal measure its open conservatory lends itself to Parisian Springtime nostalgia. The faultless cuisine is classically French, serving rich indulgent food. Clos Maggiore also prides itself with an award winning wine list and impeccable service.
Hutong, situated on Level 33 of The Shard, offers sublime food and breath taking views. Based on the ‘Lu school’ cuisine of Shandong Province, the menu at Hutong artfully captures the subtlety and surprises of Northern Chinese cooking. Hutong’s dramatic interior design blends the old and new with panoramic views over the London skyline from Western Europe’s tallest building. This site is the first overseas location for Hutong, regarded as one of the world’s leading Chinese restaurants..
Mitsuhiro Araki’s celebrated restaurant in Ginza, Tokoyo held three Michelin stars with demand for seats at the counter far outstripping supply. In 2014 Mr Araki decided to seek new challenges and deepen his learning, he closed his restaurant in Ginza and brought his vision, skills and experience as a sushi master to London. The Araki, for the first time, brings London the opportunity to experience would reknowned "edomae sushi" prepared and served by mr Araki himself..
New to the Mayfair scene, Bouillabaisse has really set off on the right foot. From the brainchild behind Nobu and Chotto Matte, Kurt Zdesar and with executive chef Jordan Sclare at the helm you are sure to be taken back to the sea with some of their exciting coastal cuisine
The name ROKA carries great meaning – ROKA is a meeting place where food and drinks are shared with friends (ro) and heat, warmth and an all-embracing energy surround (ka). the principle cuisine is from the robata grill, which originates from the fishermen of the northern coastal waters off japan, who would cook the fish on the boats with different charcoals and share the bounty with one another using their oars.
Giorgio Locatelli is considered by many to be one of the finest Italian chefs in the UK and the world. At Locanda Locatelli, Giorgio serves traditional Italian dishes, emphasising the quality and freshness of the produce as well as adding his own creative touch. Giorgio has established Locanda Locatelli as a place noted as much for its intimacy and family atmosphere as the quality of its food. It is good for lunch as it is in the evening, and it is also appreciated as one of London’s more relaxing top-end restaurants.
Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee oversees the kitchen, where dishes unique to Hakkasan Mayfair have been created, such as steamed New Zealand mini lobster, Black truffle roast duck, and Sliced blue abalone in Hakka sauce. Chef Tong is based at HKK, Hakkasan’s sister restaurant located in the heart of the City, where he and his kitchen constantly develop and evolve their dishes in the restaurant’s innovative environment.
Duck & Waffle offers a playful take on traditional British cuisine with broad European influences emphasizing local, rustic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients. Dishes are designed for sampling and sharing and are complemented by an iconoclastic cocktail experience served in a vibrant atmosphere that welcomes guests 24/7. Breakfast, brunch, late night, desserts: “all day” dining is redefined at Duck & Waffle. We serve from sunrise to sunset to sunrise again -- and every hour in between.
This subterranean Mexican dining room is convincingly tricked out as an atmospheric wine cellar. The Tequila bar offers winningly flavoured margaritas, while the kitchen dispatches ‘fun’ sharing plates that are ‘more sex-mex than Tex-Mex’ – from chilli-hot steak tacos and crab tostaditas to tender chicken paillard lathered in punchy mole sauce or gargantuan Madagascan prawns brushed with garlicky butter. Upstairs is a café dispensing cocktails and greatest hits from the restaurant menu.
Bob Bob Ricard, the iconic Soho Restaurant, serves a luxury English and Russian menu to its eclectic clientele in London’s most glamorous all-booth dining room. Equipped with a “Press for Champagne” button at every table, it is famous for pouring more champagne than any other restaurant in the United Kingdom.
Location: Liverpool Street
This Latin and Japanese hybrid offers not only classy and playful dishes but also great views of London. Located on the top floors of the Heron Tower this is a City favourite. A unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music and design. SUSHISAMBA serves traditional Japanese dishes alongside more inventive fare born from imagination and social history. Beating at the heart of SUSHISAMBA is a deep appreciation for enjoying life and celebrating with friends.
Step inside Quo Vadis and you arrive in a haven away from the hustle and bustle of London life. From the moment you enter the hallway festooned with flowers to when you hit Dean Street after your meal, sated and happy, Quo Vadis will endeavour to fill your cup and pass delicious morsels by your lips. The dining room is utterly enchanting with its stained glass windows, crisp white tablecloths glittering with silverware and delightful illustrations adorning the walls, not to mention more floral arrangements artfully placed around the room. The charmingly illustrated daily changing menu comprises thoughtful, unfussy and affordable British dishes, all made with seasonal ingredients from Jeremy Lee’s enviable list of suppliers.
The cooking at DABBOUS is light and modern, with an emphasis on clean flavours and seasonal ingredients. Menus are product-driven, serving innovative dishes based on clear understanding of flavour. Above all else, the food should impress through its sheer simplicity and restraint.
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened Bocca di Lupo in 2008. The restaurant has since received various awards and accolades for its stripped-down, honest Italian cuisine. Bocca di Lupo specialises in the obscure and the delicious highlights of food and wine from all across Italy’s twenty regions. Located in the heart of Soho, the restaurant’s vibrant atmosphere, combined with its award winning well-judged menu has resulted in Kenedy’s wide media acclaim to date and the restaurant’s massive popularity.
Inspired by the many years Alain Ducasse spent visiting the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, Rivea London offers French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting with informal yet impeccable service. Alain Ducasse is championing his protégé Chef Alexandre Nicolas who is at the helm of the restaurant. The menu of small plates incorporates the classic flavours and vivid colours of the Riviera, with a focus on simple flavours and the best ingredients mainly sourced within the British Isles.
The Hand and Flowers was opened in March 2005 by Tom and Beth Kerridge. The original idea was to open a business where both Tom and Beth would like to go to on their days off. A casual and informal space but with no compromise on quality of food. A place where everybody should feel comfortable. The food style is strong and bold, with an emphasis on simplicity and service being professional but approachable. Since opening, The Hand and Flowers has gained huge support and loyal followers as well as industry acclaim, whilst still being an accessible and relaxed environment. In 2011, The Hand and Flowers became the first pub to receive two stars in The Michelin Guide. It is also the proud holder of four AA rosettes.
The whole experience is a Journey, centred around a nostalgic trip full of playful memories, filled with curiosity, discovery and adventure. This nostalgic trip is based on a collection of some of Heston's favourite childhood holiday memories, taking place over the course of a day. The menu is your itinerary for the day.
A legendary name, a restaurant with a unique heritage... and all in a sublime setting. For more than 40 years, diners have been flocking to the picturesque village of Bray simply to visit the Waterside Inn. Today, under the leadership of chef-patron Alain Roux, no other British restaurant can claim to have held three Michelin stars for so long. Alain is one of only three UK members of the Relais Dessert Association: his great friend William Curley being one and Pierre Hermé Paris being the second.
Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best quality ingredients. The two-acre kitchen garden produces 90 types of vegetable and 70 varieties of herb. The hotel’s wine cellar is home to around 600 different wines from around the world. Around 60% are of French provenance. Take your seat at one of the best restaurants in Oxford, and anticipate a culinary experience that you will treasure forever.
Over the years the style of food has developed but the techniques and passion to provide our guests with a unique experience have remained the same. Daniel’s menu and style of food focuses on the most seasonal produce and his dishes are developed to make the taste as natural as possible. The restaurant was awarded its first Michelin Star in 2002, followed by the second in 2005. We have five AA Rosettes and currently have 8/10 in the Waitrose Good Food Guide. We are also proud to announce that we have been awarded 12th best UK restaurant in the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2014. Midsummer House prides itself on staff development with some brilliant chefs passing through the kitchen during the years and progressing to gain their own Michelin stars, including Mark Poynton, Tim Allen, Lawrence Yates and Matt Gillan. Today, Daniel runs a kitchen team of around 10 chefs and 10 front of house staff along with office support.
Outlaw's is a quality dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere, brought to you by Nathan Outlaw, a Michelin-starred chef based in Cornwall.
The kitchen is a very exciting place. It’s run by John Freeman who has worked with Sat for 14 years. John is the backbone of the kitchen, with a dozen chefs under him, and is in charge of the day-to-day running of this very creative hub, allowing Sat to dream, taste, push, nurture, evolve the food ideology and cause havoc on a daily basis on his ‘Canvas’…..the Menu.
At the heart of the hotel, the elegant and intimate two Michelin-starred restaurant provides a sophisticated backdrop to Executive Chef, Michael Wignall's decadent tasting and à la carte menus. One of the most respected chefs in the UK, Michael Wignall has won Michelin stars in every kitchen he has headed since being awarded his first star in 1993. Michael is famed for his respect for food and an ever evolving style which creates unique dishes full of flavour and underpinned by a contemporary, less formal approach to fine cuisine. Describing his food as ‘modern, technical and meaningful’, each element features to add flavour or texture, enticing diners to experience new combinations and ingredients complemented by vegetables and herbs picked from Gidleigh Park’s own kitchen garden.
The dining room delights all senses and serves dinner Wednesday to Sunday. New executive chef Niall Keating draws inspiration from many different cuisines, including Korean, Japanese and classic French. Resulting in menus that balance contempoary and classic styles in terms of ingredients and presentation.
The Pony & Trap is the result of huge passion both in the kitchen and in the pub itself. Josh and Holly lead a talented team of chefs, wine experts and waiting staff, serving up food and drinks from the very best growers and producers in the region. Josh and Holly Eggleton' took over this 200 year old country pub in 2006, lovingly restoring its original features and bringing in a fine dining ethos while still maintaining its tribe of locals that create its relaxed atmosphere. With an established reputation for quality, The Pony & Trap has held a Michelin Star rating in the Michelin Guide of Great Britain and Ireland since 2011. Holly Eggleton recently won the coveted Front of House of the Year at the Publican Morning Advertiser's Top 50 UK Gastropubs Awards 2014, while Josh picked up Chef of the Year.
Purnell's is a chic, contemporary fine-dining restaurant located in one of Birmingham city centre's finest conservation areas, close to Colmore Row and St Phillips Cathedral. Set up by Michelin starred Birmingham chef, Glynn Purnell in July 2007, the 45 cover restaurant occupies a Victorian redbrick and terracotta corner building, with large windows on both sides providing plenty of natural light during the day. The restaurant has its own bar and lounge area, for diners only, where a pre-dinner cocktail or after dinner coffee or digestif can be enjoyed on comfortable sofas.
Welcome to Paul Ainsworth At No.6. is a Michelin Star restaurant is located in a beautiful Georgian townhouse in the heart of Padstow. They serve modern British food with a focus on especially sourced Cornish produce. Fantastic service in our warm and friendly surroundings awaits you here.