Michelin-star restaurants in London

Michelin-star restaurants in London

London is seriously spoilt with Michelin-starred restaurants, with some 80 restaurants awarded at least one star by the prestigious Michelin Guide. Michelin restaurants used to be synonymous with French haute cuisine and synchronised dome-lifting, but starred restaurants now include everything from Bethnal Green joints serving funky Brazilian fusion to Fulham gastropubs. If you're looking for an out-of-the-ordinary gastronomic experience for a special occasion or everyday treat, follow our guide to London restaurants whose cooking has earned them a coveted one, two, or three stars in the Michelin Guide.

In this guide
  1. Three-starred restaurants
    1. The Ledbury – High-end British cuisine
    2. Core by Clare Smyth – The world's best female chef
    3. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Three stars for two decades
    4. Sketch – An extraordinary experience
    5. Hélène Darroze – Artfully executed
    6. Alain Ducasse – French master
  2. Two-starred restaurants
    1. Gymkhana – Luxe Indian meals
    2. Brooklands – From zero straight to two stars
    3. Trivet – Creative global cooking
    4. The Clove Club – British with a twist
    5. A.Wong – A gastronomic journey to China
    6. Ikoyi – Spices and sustainable produce
    7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – Inspired by British gastronomic history
    8. Kitchen Table – No-choice tasting menu
    9. La Dame de Pic – Stars in the blood
    10. Da Terra – Brazilian influences
    11. Claude Bosi at Bibendum – Michelin-starred food in the Michelin building
    12. Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal – Sumptuous hotel dining
    13. Story – Every dish tells a story
  3. One-starred restaurants
    1. Humble Chicken – Kitchen theatre by Angelo Sato
    2. Restaurant 1890 – The teachings of Escoffier
    3. Mountain – Peak Tomos Parry cuisine
    4. Humo – Mayfair grill masters
    5. Akoko – A contemporary take on West African classics
    6. Dorian – Local Notting Hill bistro
    7. Aulis – Farm-to-fork chef's table
    8. The River Café – Iconic riverside Italian
    9. Behind – Intimate eating in Hackney
    10. Chishuru – Modern West African cuisine
    11. Pied à Terre – Long-standing Michelin star-holder
    12. The Harwood Arms – London's only Michelin-starred pub
    13. Kol – Elevated Mexican dining
    14. Pollen Street Social – Michelin-starred for over 10 years
    15. Galvin La Chapelle – French culinary mainstay
    16. Endo – Omakase from sushi master
    17. St. John – Nose-to-tail eating
    18. Veeraswamy – Indian institution
    19. Sollip – Korean flavours
    20. La Trompette – Chiswick stalwart
    21. Lyle's – Modern and minimalist
    22. Evelyn's Table – Hidden gem
    23. Elystan Street – Contemporary fare, old-fashioned hospitality
    24. Luca – Comforting Italian food
    25. Cycene – Asian-inspired tasting menus
    26. Taku – Luxury omakase
    27. Restaurant St. Barts – Journey around the Isles
    28. SOLA – California dreamin'
    29. Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay – Oenophile heaven
    30. Ekstedt at The Yard – Swedish cooking royalty
    31. Frog by Adam Handling – Intimate and upmarket
    32. Quilon – Impressive coastal cooking
    33. The Ritz Restaurant – For when you deserve luxury
    34. Muse – Storytelling with food
    35. Hide – Sophisticated food all day
    36. Barrafina – Sleek tapas spot
    37. Murano – Female-led Italian restaurant
    38. Benares – An opulent Indian experience
    39. Umu – Upscale Japanese seafood
    40. Jamavar – Glitzy Mayfair venue
    41. Kai – Elegant Chinese cooking
    42. Pavyllon London – Where Yannick Alléno holds court
    43. Sushi Kanesaka – Sushi master's first European venture
    44. Locanda Locatelli – Impressive Italian meals
    45. The Five Fields – Focusing on ingredients
    46. The Ninth – Dishes to share
    47. Amaya – Upscale Indian bites
    48. Portland – Approachable fine dining
    49. Trishna – Contemporary restaurant in Marylebone
    50. Club Gascon – Sophisticated French cooking
    51. City Social – Food with city views
    52. Angler – Elegant place for seafood
    53. Sabor – Upmarket Spanish dining
    54. Trinity – Stylish dining in Clapham
    55. Brat – Trendy Basque-inspired restaurant
    56. Ormer Mayfair – Seasonal tasting menus
    57. Kitchen W8 – Elegant local restaurant
    58. Wild Honey St James – Well-presented food and interiors
    59. Chez Bruce – Laid-back fine dining
    60. Casa Fofó – Set menus of Asian flavours
    61. Cornerstone – Stripped-back Hackney space
    62. The Dysart Petersham – Country fine dining

Three-starred restaurants

London restaurants with three stars in Guide Michelin

The Ledbury

High-end British cuisine

Brett Graham, an Australian chef, is behind The Ledbury, a restaurant that has garnered a strong reputation amongst food enthusiasts and fine dining patrons. The three-Michelin-star restaurant pays tribute to the finest offerings of the British countryside. The Ledbury's lunch and dinner tasting menus feature delectable dishes such as candy beetroot baked in clay with English caviar and smoked and dried eel, or brown sugar tart with stem ginger and ice cream.

Core by Clare Smyth

The world's best female chef

Clare Smyth has been named the World’s Best Female Chef Award by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and, as well as many other awards and accolades, her Notting Hill restaurant has collected three Michelin stars since opening in 2017. She and her team showcase the very best of artisanal British produce in their à la carte menu and tasting menus, served in light, elegant surroundings.

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – Michelin-star restaurants
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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Three stars for two decades

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay's eponymous restaurant was first awarded three Michelin stars in 2001 and has managed to retain them for over two decades. Under the day-to-day command of chef patron Matt Abé, modern French cuisine is served in elegant surroundings with an intimate, private dining-room feel. A choice of à la carte and tasting menus are served at lunch and dinner; for an exclusive, bespoke chef's table experience book The Inspiration Table, for up to four guests.

Sketch

An extraordinary experience

From the moment you enter the historic listed Mayfair townhouse that houses Sketch's five restaurants you're met by an incredible display of colours and lavish decor. Upstairs in the three-star The Lecture Room & Library, the exuberance spills onto the plate, with ambitious, creative and artfully-presented French dishes bearing the hallmarks of chef Pierre Gagnaire.

Hélène Darroze

Artfully executed

French chef Hélène Darroze's London headquarters at The Connaught hotel is a work of art in itself, all warm wood, curved lines and blush hues, with specially commissioned art by artists such as Damien Hirst on the walls. The personally tailored dishes are made using ingredients from French and British producers personally selected by Hélène.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Michelin-star restaurants
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Michelin-star restaurants
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Michelin-star restaurants
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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Michelin-star restaurants
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – Michelin-star restaurants
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Alain Ducasse

French master

The legendary Alain Ducasse has been awarded a total of 21 Michelin stars over the course of his long and distinguished cooking career. Though executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet is at the helm, Ducasse's influence is felt in signature dishes such as Rum Baba, alongside fresh new dishes. Service is charming and decor as luxurious as you would expect from a fine dining restaurant on Park Lane.

Two-starred restaurants

Restaurants in London with two stars in Guide Michelin

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Gymkhana – Michelin-star restaurants
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Gymkhana – Michelin-star restaurants
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Gymkhana – Michelin-star restaurants
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Gymkhana – Michelin-star restaurants
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Gymkhana – Michelin-star restaurants
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Gymkhana

Luxe Indian meals

Head to Mayfair for a meal at Gymkhana, a sophisticated Indian restaurant styled on colonial members' clubs. There are several luxury dining spaces, including the private vaults. You can sample an indulgent northern Indian tasting menu here or choose dishes from the main menu, like biryani, curries, and dishes from the tandoor.

Brooklands

From zero straight to two stars

Brooklands honours the legacy of British aviation and motorsport. This rooftop restaurant delights diners with contemporary British fare, masterfully prepared by the renowned chef Claude Bosi. The interior is adorned with a carefully chosen collection of memorabilia from the historic Brooklands racetrack, and guests can enjoy stunning vistas of London's skyline while savouring a menu that blends top-quality British ingredients with classic French culinary techniques.

Trivet

Creative global cooking

The Michelin-starred cooking at Trivet has a variety of diverse global inspirations. The imaginative fine cuisine served here includes options such as sweetbread and Japanese-style venison – the kitchen team previously worked with Heston Blumenthal. Food is served in a warm and modern space, alongside hundreds of varieties of wine.

The Clove Club

British with a twist

Top-notch ingredients are sourced in the UK but culinary influences are an eclectic mix of international flavours at this popular restaurant in the historic Shoreditch Town Hall building. From the open-plan kitchen, chef Isaac McHale and his team produce the ambitious dishes that earned them a second Michelin star in 2022.

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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong – Michelin-star restaurants
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A.Wong

A gastronomic journey to China

Chef Andrew Wong's ambitious Chinese cooking earned the restaurant a second Michelin star in 2021, making it the first two-starred Chinese restaurant in Britain. Start the evening with a signature cocktail in the Forbidden Den bar before being transported on a gastronomic tour of the vibrant regional cuisines of China, all served in atmospheric surroundings. Don't miss the popular dim sum menu at lunchtime.

Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi – Michelin-star restaurants
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Ikoyi

Spices and sustainable produce

Carefully sourced spices, particularly from sub-Saharan West Africa, meet seasonal, sustainable British produce at this innovative restaurant in St James's. Sample the cooking that earned chef Jeremy Chan his second Michelin star in 2022 with their thirteen-course dinner tasting menu, or the five-course set menu served at lunch. The signature smoked jollof rice is a highlight.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Inspired by British gastronomic history

Celebrated chef Heston Blumenthal brings his trademark quirky experimentalism to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park restaurant in Knightsbridge. Dishes on the à la carte menu are inspired by recipes from historical British cookbooks dating back to the 13th century, and have intriguing names such as Meat Fruit and Salamagundy. Eat outside on the restaurant's delightful Hyde Park Terrace in the summer months.

Kitchen Table

No-choice tasting menu

Not just dinner, a true dining experience. Chef-owner James Knappett and his team present a surprise, no-choice modern British tasting menu, theatrically served to up to 19 diners seated at the horseshoe-shaped chef's table. Knappett's sourcing skills and attention to detail have earned the Fitzrovia restaurant two Michelin stars. Pair with the restaurant's wine pairing or soft pairing for the complete experience.

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La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
La Dame de Pic London
La Dame de Pic London – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Dame de Pic

Stars in the blood

Anne-Sophie Pic is the third generation Michelin-star awarded chef/restaurateur in her family. Her family’s restaurant Maison de Pic in Valence originally won three Michelin stars under her grandfather Andre in 1934 and Anne-Sophie is currently the most decorated Michelin-starred female chef in the world, holding eight Michelin stars across her five restaurants. Her City of London outpost showcases her special brand of inventive, elegant modern French cooking with four, six and eight-course set menus.

Da Terra

Brazilian influences

Da Terra serves experimental surprise tasting menus inspired by head chef Rafael Cagali's Brazilian and Italian roots. Choose from the Short (seven-course) or Long (ten-course) menu and expect colourful, original dishes served in modern surroundings in Bethnal Green's former town hall building

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Michelin-starred food in the Michelin building

It's fitting that the food served in the iconic Michelin House building in South Kensington is Michelin-starred. Chef Claude Bosi does justice to his surroundings with big, bold French cooking using the finest French and British produce in season. Add wine pairings to one of two tasting menus (there's also an à la carte menu) and enjoy the surroundings - the gorgeous dining room is flooded with natural light and the legendary Michelin man figure is omnipresent, from the butter dishes to the huge stained-glass window.

 

Alex Dilling at Hotel Café Royal

Sumptuous hotel dining

Hotel Café Royal is home to Alex Dilling's namesake restaurant, which provides a distinctively intimate dining experience. The restaurant's cosy sophistication, with its contemporary interpretation of traditional French gastronomy, offers picturesque views of Regent Street's bend. The restaurant, with only 34 seats, is the epitome of pure pleasure for culinary enthusiasts, with the chef's signature tasting menus on offer. 

Story

Every dish tells a story

Chef Tom Sellers and his team take diners on a culinary journey through the history of British food, serving dishes that tell an edible story in his stylish, modern Southwark restaurant. The menu, served at both lunch and dinner, is a 10 course omnivore or vegetarian tasting menu - don't miss classic Story dishes such as Candle, a beef-dripping "candle" that melts to provide a dip, and ‘Paddington Bear’, a pre-dessert of foie gras, cardamom & marmalade.

One-starred restaurants

London restaurants awarded with one star in Guide Michelin

Humble Chicken

Kitchen theatre by Angelo Sato

Transitioning from its original concept centred on full-chicken yakitori, chef Angelo Sato's Humble Chicken now showcases an eight-course tasting menu, blending Japanese cuisine with European influences – examples include foie gras cured in miso or grilled and slow-cooked short rib served with lettuce. The intimate setting is intended to provide a dramatic kitchen spectacle, with the addition of a few outdoor seating options.

Restaurant 1890

The teachings of Escoffier

Restaurant 1890 by Gordon Ramsay pays tribute to the renowned chef Georges Auguste Escoffier. This exclusive dining space, accommodating a maximum of 26 patrons, offers an exceptional combination of first-rate service and innovative culinary art. Its modern French tasting menu, drawing inspiration from Escoffier's creations during his time at The Savoy in 1890, features premium ingredients procured globally. Complementing the dishes, a carefully curated wine selection showcases a wide variety of bottles and Coravin wines available by the glass.

Mountain

Peak Tomos Parry cuisine

Chef Tomos Parry, renowned for his work at Brat, is the force behind this wood grill and wine bar in Soho, offering a menu inspired by Spanish cuisine. Mountain utilises locally-sourced ingredients to create authentic Spanish dishes, complemented by a wine selection curated by Noble Rot. The establishment boasts a spacious wooden counter bar, alongside a cosier bar space in the basement with an open kitchen.

Humo

Mayfair grill masters

Offering a distinctive and inventive dining experience, Humo revolves around an impressive wood-fired grill – there's no gas or electricity used in the barbecuing here. Anticipate an array of grilled specialties, enhanced with the aroma of British wood, all set within an elegantly burnished bronze ambiance. Humo also provides an exclusive chef's table experience.

Akoko

A contemporary take on West African classics

Akoko invites guests into a cosy yet elegant setting, showcasing refined West African cuisine crafted from locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. The restaurant's tasting menus take patrons on a culinary journey through the flavours of Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal, blending classic and contemporary recipes. The dining experience is further enhanced by a diverse selection of wines from around the world.

Dorian

Local Notting Hill bistro

Holding court in a stylish, industrial-themed space in Notting Hill, skilled chef Max Coen curates a menu showcasing sophisticated creations made with the finest seasonal British ingredients. When visiting for lunch or dinner, guests can enjoy culinary delights like wood-roasted Orkney scallop with pumpkin or a 55-day-aged pork chop, accompanied by a thoughtfully selected wine list.

Aulis

Farm-to-fork chef's table

Aulis presents an intimate and unique dining adventure with its eight-seat chef's table, nestled in the lively West End. In the minimalist setting, patrons can indulge in a menu that reflects chef Simon Rogan's dedication to farm-to-fork values. Spanning a range from petite savoury plates to exquisite desserts, the menu is regularly updated with the seasons.

The River Café

Iconic riverside Italian

There's a lot to love about The River Café. Its delightful riverside location, its status as a breeding ground for beloved chefs such as Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and, not least, the rustic Italian cooking that has kept its Michelin star shining bright since 1997. Top-quality ingredients take centre stage on the daily-changing menu and its signature dessert, Chocolate Nemesis, is always a good idea.

Behind

Intimate eating in Hackney

Behind was awarded its Michelin star within just 20 days of opening. Located in Hackney, this place has an intimate feel and offers diners a chef's table experience with 18 seats available. Watch the kitchen team prepare seafood-centric tasting menus, with wine pairings on offer as well. There's also a wine bar on-site.

Chishuru

Modern West African cuisine

Initially gaining popularity in Brixton in 2020 and subsequently relocating to Fitzrovia in 2023, Chishuru, under the guidance of chef-owner Adejoké Bakare, presents a modern menu deeply influenced by traditional West African cuisine. The fixed lunch and dinner menus invite diners on a culinary adventure, featuring dishes like sea bass, cassava fritters, and breadfruit ice cream.

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Pied à Terre – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pied à Terre

Long-standing Michelin star-holder

Fine dining restaurant Pied à Terre has held a Michelin star for longer than any other restaurant in the country. This place really celebrates fine food with seasonal menus and special events. Decadent multi-course menus are served, prepared with seasonal produce. Enjoy a meal in the crisp modern dining room or a more exclusive private space.

The Harwood Arms

London's only Michelin-starred pub

London's only Michelin-starred pub, The Harwood Arms is a stylish modern take on a traditional, serving excellent British cooking. The emphasis is on top-notch British produce, in particular game and other wild food, and they grow fruit and veg on their rooftop garden. Come by for a pint and a venison Scotch egg, or tuck into a roast on Sunday, accompanied by a glass of wine from the extensive list that covers all corners of the globe.

Kol

Elevated Mexican dining

Highly-lauded Mexican spot Kol serves bold set menus for lunch and dinner. The vibrant food here uses premium ingredients like caviar and British wagyu beef. This modern restaurant is full of solid shapes, earthy colours, and wood. A chef's table experience is available for an exclusive meal that showcases the kitchen's creativity.

Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
Pollen Street Social
Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
Pollen Street Social
Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pollen Street Social – Michelin-star restaurants
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Pollen Street Social

Michelin-starred for over 10 years

Jason Atherton's Pollen Street Social was awarded its Michelin star within six months of opening back in 2011 and still retains it today. It's a relaxed and social space for contemporary European cuisine, with various menus for diners to choose from. Private dining and a chef's counter experience are also available here.

Galvin La Chapelle

French culinary mainstay

A restaurant from the Galvin brothers, Galvin La Chapelle has held its Michelin star for over 10 years. It's dedicated to fine French cuisine prepared with seasonal produce and traditional cooking methods. This culinary mainstay is elegant and sophisticated. An impressive wine list is available to complete a meal here.

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Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
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Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
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Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
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Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
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Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
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Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
Endo at the Rotunda
Endo at the Rotunda – Michelin-star restaurants
Endo at the Rotunda

Endo

Omakase from sushi master

Endo Kazutoshi, a third-generation sushi master from Yokohama, takes guests on a memorable 20-course omakase dining experience at the top of the former Television Centre in White City. Sit at the stunning curved dining counter made from 200-year-old Hinoki wood and enjoy artfully presented Edomae sushi along with signature cocktails or exclusive sakes.

St. John

Nose-to-tail eating

This pared-back, whitewashed restaurant next to Smithfield Market spearheaded the nose-to-tail eating movement, bringing back less popular cuts of meat such as ox tongue and pig's cheek. Their signature roast bone marrow and parsley salad is a must-try. Top-notch British produce takes centre stage, although the wine list contains exclusively French reds, whites and sparkling wines.

Veeraswamy

Indian institution

The UK's oldest Indian restaurant, Veeraswamy opened in 1926 and was finally awarded a Michelin star in 2016. Explore India's more than 16 regional cuisines, with classical and contemporary dishes such as Kerala-style spicy quail with Madras shallots & coconut flakes, and Goan roast duck vindaloo served in lavish, colourful surroundings.

Sollip

Korean flavours

Korean flavours combine with European influences and seasonal ingredients at husband-and-wife team Woongchul Park and Bomee Ki's Southwark restaurant. Sit down to the nine-course tasting menu (a vegetarian version is available if booked in advance) and enjoy beautifully-presented dishes such as daikon tarte tatin, served in the harmonious, minimalist dining room.

La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette – Michelin-star restaurants
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La Trompette

Chiswick stalwart

La Trompette, part of the same restaurant group as Chez Bruce and The Glasshouse (both of which also hold a Michelin star), has a loyal following of local residents. They come for the consistent cooking, extensive international wine list and attentive service. Carefully-sourced ingredients in season take centre stage on the three-course menu, which changes daily but serves similar dishes at both lunch and dinner.

Lyle's

Modern and minimalist

Shoreditch creatives and foodies alike flock to Lyle's for new-breed British cuisine and a sophisticated wine list served in pared-back surroundings. Menus are based around micro-seasonal ingredients and change daily, with an à la carte menu at lunchtime and a set tasting menu at dinner. Vegetarian and pescetarian options are also available during every service.

Evelyn's Table

Hidden gem

If you're lucky enough to bag a seat at Evelyn's Table you'll be rewarded with an intimate and unique meal combining British produce and Japanese techniques with classic French training. Run by head chef James Goodyear and seating only 12 guests at a time, diners sample five courses whilst sitting at the counter with a view over the workings of the kitchen.

Elystan Street

Contemporary fare, old-fashioned hospitality

Regularly appearing at the top of London's best-of lists, chef Philip Howard's Chelsea restaurant is known not just for its exquisite European fare, but also for its old-fashioned, welcoming hospitality that aims to provide you with an unforgettable, pleasurable experience. In a nature-toned setting, you can enjoy seasonal, ingredient-led dishes off the à la carte menu, or take your time with the Six of the Best tasting menu. Wine pairing with vintages from some of the finest vineyards in the world is available as well. 

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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca – Michelin-star restaurants
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Luca

Comforting Italian food

Luca is a trendy Italian restaurant founded by The Clove Club team, offering a blend of Italian cuisine with British ingredients. With an elegant bar area and outdoor terrace, Luca caters to a range of diners, serving an express menu for lunch, bar snacks, and classic à la carte or prix fixe menu dishes. Luca also offers tasting and feasting menus for private dining, including a broad wine list of Italian and champagne wines. Luca prides itself on using high-quality seasonal ingredients from both Britain and Italy, resulting in a popular restaurant that received its first Michelin star in 2023.

Cycene

Asian-inspired tasting menus

Cycene is situated within the Blue Mountain School, a venue aimed at fostering connections between various practices. Headed by chef Theo Clench, the restaurant has two cosy dining areas and a cocktail bar located on the lower level. The establishment offers a seasonal tasting menu with Asian influences, served on customised porcelain tableware, exclusively for dinner and with limited seating. Cycene was granted its first Michelin star in 2023, less than half a year after opening.

Taku

Luxury omakase

Taku offers an extravagant omakase dining experience to those who appreciate Japanese cuisine and fine dining. The restaurant's concept revolves around leaving the menu choices entirely up to the chef. The upscale establishment serves up to 20 courses of premium ingredients and high-end Japanese delicacies to its patrons. The contemporary restaurant only seats 16 guests at three seating daily, providing an intimate and personalised dining experience every time.

Restaurant St. Barts

Journey around the Isles

Nestled in the heart of the historic Smithfield Market with a picturesque view of the cloisters of the city's oldest church, Restaurant St. Barts offers delicious tasting menus for both lunch and dinner. Its scrumptious food showcases the finest produce sourced from all over the British Isles. The venue's commitment to sustainability is evident in its decor, which features raw materials such as wood and stone, soft fabrics, and unique handmade ceramic tableware that together create a warm and sophisticated atmosphere.

SOLA

California dreamin'

Victor Garvey's award-winning restaurant in Soho transports diners to the West Coast with its contemporary lunch and dinner tasting menus. The modern fine dining setting features white tablecloths and vibrant greenery, while the service adds a touch of theatrical flair. Wine pairings, curated by the 2023 Michelin Sommelier Award recipient Tara Ozols, complete the Californian experience.

Pétrus by Gordon Ramsay

Oenophile heaven

Paying homage to a distinguished wine variety, Pétrus is a Michelin-starred restaurant owned by Gordon Ramsay that showcases a magnificent glass-encased wine room at its heart, displaying exclusive and costly vintage bottles. The circular dining room offers tasting and à la carte menus, presenting a first-rate dining experience. The restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine, employing the finest British ingredients, with vegetarian options also available. 

Ekstedt at The Yard

Swedish cooking royalty

Michelin star-holder Ekstedt at The Yard is the first restaurant outside of Sweden from top chef Niklas Ekstedt. It's a smart venue that's still earthy and comfortable, focusing on seasonal menus and dishes smoked or cooked over flame. A set menu is available, but you can also choose a nine-course tasting menu for sheer indulgence.

Frog by Adam Handling

Intimate and upmarket

Frog by Adam Handling offers diners a Michelin-starred experience - dishes at this upscale venue centre on British cuisine and the best British ingredients. Every course has personal connections to Handling and his team, offering a unique and intimate dining experience. Veggie menus and optional wine pairings are also available.

Quilon

Impressive coastal cooking

Quilon serves Indian cuisine from Goa and Kerala, with seafood being a particular speciality. À la carte menus are available, but the kitchen team can also use their impressive know-how to craft bespoke menus just for you. The interior is equally impressive, with custom artwork and private dining space with its entrance, bar, and kitchen.

The Ritz Restaurant

For when you deserve luxury

Head to The Ritz Restaurant for all-out glam in opulent surroundings. Based in the heart of Piccadilly, this is a luxurious fine dining experience where you'll be surrounded by marble, chandeliers, and lots of gold. Seasonal British ingredients are used to craft gourmet British and French recipes such as beef wellington and crêpe Suzette.

Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens
Muse by Tom Aikens – Michelin-star restaurants
Muse by Tom Aikens

Muse

Storytelling with food

Muse by Tom Aikens is a glitzy restaurant in a converted mews house. Opened in 2020, it was awarded a Michelin star soon after. Tasting menus here are inspired by Aikens' memories, life, and career, taking guests on a gourmet journey. As well as the main dining room, there are two chef's counters and exclusive private dining spaces.

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Hide

Sophisticated food all day

Overlooking Green Park, Hide combines three venues into one Michelin-starred experience. It's a breezy spot dominated by a dramatic spiral staircase. Come for sophisticated all-day dining, tasting and à la carte menus with park views or drinks in the intimate basement. It's ideal for wine lovers, too, with the wine list including vintages dating back to the 18th century.

Barrafina

Sleek tapas spot

Barrafina in Dean Street is a popular spot for tapas and held a Michelin star until 2024. Luxury tapas dishes are served in a slick and modern environment, with seating at the counter so you can see the chefs at work. There's a wide choice of drinks to go with food here, including wines and sherries.

Murano

Female-led Italian restaurant

Murano comes from acclaimed chef Angela Hartnett. Modern and seasonal Italian recipes are served here, with set lunches and à la carte options. A global wine list is available to accompany meals. The setting is upscale and contemporary, with private dining and chef's table experiences available.

Benares

An opulent Indian experience

Benares is an exotic Indian restaurant located in Mayfair. The ornate interior is enhanced with hand-crafted furniture and water features. Fine British produce is combined with authentic spices and cooking techniques to create mouthwatering food. Choose à la carte dishes or try a tasting menu with optional wine pairings.

Umu

Upscale Japanese seafood

Inspired by Kyoto, Umu is a sophisticated Japanese restaurant in Mayfair. Refined dishes are served in a style-conscious and authentic setting. Top quality fish caught around the British Isles is used to make sushi, sashimi, and other seafood specialities, all prepared using traditional Japanese methods that date back centuries.

Jamavar

Glitzy Mayfair venue

Jamavar is a glitzy spot in Mayfair where diners can try out recipes from regions throughout India. The environment is elegant and luxurious whilst the menus include signature dishes like butter chicken and potato tikki, with tasting menus available for a full exploration of the cuisine. Halal dishes are also served here.

Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair
Kai Mayfair – Michelin-star restaurants
Kai Mayfair

Kai

Elegant Chinese cooking

Mayfair restaurant Kai holds one Michelin star and specialises in upscale Chinese cuisine inspired by the southern coastal regions of the country. It's a sophisticated spot with striking wall art and a contemporary private dining room. Lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea are served. Fish is prevalent on the menu but there are also meat dishes and ample plant-based options.

Pavyllon London

Where Yannick Alléno holds court

At the London sibling of his acclaimed Parisian flagship, renowned French chef Yannick Alléno presents a British twist on his culinary passions. The Pavyllon London menu showcases a blend of signature Parisian dishes and exclusive London offerings, highlighting Alléno's creative culinary methods, such as extraction and fermentation. The restaurant also features an impressive wine selection curated by sommelier Vincent Javaux.

Sushi Kanesaka

Sushi master's first European venture

Sushi Kanesaka is a high-end sushi establishment from celebrated chef Shinji Kanesaka. Renowned for his two Michelin-starred flagship in Tokyo, this marks his first venture beyond the Asian Pacific. The intimate setting includes nine counter seats and a private dining area for four, overseen by a hostess trained in the art of geisha. Designed to mirror the ambiance of a classic Tokyo sushi eatery, the restaurant offers multiple-course omakase meals, blending authentic ingredients with select UK seafood.

Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
Locanda Locatelli
Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
Locanda Locatelli
Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
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Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
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Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
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Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
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Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
Locanda Locatelli
Locanda Locatelli – Michelin-star restaurants
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Locanda Locatelli

Impressive Italian meals

At Locanda Locatelli, you're promised Italian food with a wow factor. This innovative venue is comfortable and well-lit, with a private dining room also available. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect a mix of antipasti, pasta, meat and fish dishes, and vegan alternatives. A variety of cocktails and wines are offered to complement a meal.

The Five Fields

Focusing on ingredients

Chelsea's The Five Fields serves modern British tasting menus with a strong emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Some ingredients are grown in the restaurant's kitchen garden. This award-winning venue is elegant and serves well-presented dishes, including a vegetarian tasting menu. Private dining for up to 10 guests is also available here.

The Ninth

Dishes to share

The Ninth by Jun Tanaka is upscale yet still affordable. The space has an intimate feel with leather banquettes and copper tones. French-inspired menus are served with dishes designed to be shared. As well as the main dining room, the restaurant has private dining facilities and an outer terrace.

Amaya

Upscale Indian bites

Upmarket Indian restaurant Amaya does away with the conventional à la carte menu. Instead, you're given bite-sized plates to share, served as soon as they're ready with a well-curated wine list to go with them. The restaurant interior is striking, with lots of colourful art on the walls.

Portland

Approachable fine dining

Fine dining is approachable at Portland, which is unpretentious, light, and airy. The British cuisine here is modern and seasonal, with tasting and à la carte menus for diners to choose from; special diets can be catered for when mentioned at the point of booking. There's also an accompanying wine list that changes monthly. Private dining is also available here.

Trishna

Contemporary restaurant in Marylebone

Trishna specialises in modern Indian cooking. The restaurant is located in Marylebone and has a contemporary neighbourhood feel. The restaurant offers a variety of tasting menus including a set lunch menu, with dishes like biryanis and curries. There's also a long and well-considered wine list. Private dining is available here.

Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
Club Gascon
Club Gascon – Michelin-star restaurants
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Club Gascon

Sophisticated French cooking

Head to Club Gascon for French haute cuisine, with a rustic style that evokes the feel of South West France. The restaurant is set in a former tea house with some original features retained. A choice of menus, including six or eight course tasting menus, are available, with high-end French dishes served with optional wine pairings.

City Social

Food with city views

24th-floor restaurant City Social comes from acclaimed chef Jason Atherton. Michelin-starred cooking is served in a lavish setting with glorious city views. Quality British produce is used for British and European dishes, with grilled food being a particular speciality. The restaurant offers an intimate chef's table experienceand an adjoining cocktail bar.

Angler

Elegant place for seafood

Seafood lovers will enjoy a meal at Angler. This elegant mirrored restaurant serves a changing menu focused on sustainable British seafood and seasonal ingredients. A considerable choice of wines is on offer too. From its seventh-floor location, the restaurant offers excellent views and has an outside terrace and a private dining room.

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Sabor
Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
Sabor
Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
Sabor
Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
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Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
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Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
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Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
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Sabor – Michelin-star restaurants
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Sabor

Upmarket Spanish dining

Discover Spanish cuisine at the award-winning restaurant Sabor. Set over two floors with multiple distinctive areas, the restaurant delivers flavours from across Spain. Diners can sample upscale tapas, Spanish favourites, and wood-fired Galician and Castilian meat dishes. There's also a considerable choice of drinks, including wine, sherries, and cocktails.

Trinity

Stylish dining in Clapham

Trinity is a Michelin-starred neighbourhood restaurant in Clapham. It's all about seasonal and sustainable cooking here, with creative British and European dishes on the menu. Diners can expect dishes like Cumbrian lamb or crispy pig trotter. Both inside and out, the restaurant has a style-conscious monochrome look with botanical touches.

Brat

Trendy Basque-inspired restaurant

Shoreditch restaurant Brat takes influence from Basque cooking; the varied menu includes plenty of fish and dishes from the grill. The wine list is diverse, and every month, there's a focus on a specific wine, giving diners an insight into its provenance. The restaurant's interior is minimalist and on-trend.

Ormer Mayfair

Seasonal tasting menus

Frequently acclaimed as one of London's premier dining destinations by both customers and culinary experts, Ormer Mayfair is the elegant, wood-panelled restaurant located in the Flemings Mayfair Hotel. Executive Chef Sofian Msetfi creates seasonal dinner tasting menus emphasising the use of meticulously selected British ingredients. The restaurant also offers breakfast choices and is distinguished for its comprehensive international wine selection.

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Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
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Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
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Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
Kitchen W8
Kitchen W8 – Michelin-star restaurants
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Kitchen W8

Elegant local restaurant

West London's Kitchen W8 is an elegant neighbourhood restaurant with a delicate look and a comfy feel. Modern seasonal dishes with English and French influences are on the menu here. Dishes change regularly and there are a number of menus, including tasting and set lunch options. A considerable wine list of bottles from around the world is offered here.

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Wild Honey St James
Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
Wild Honey St James
Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
Wild Honey St James
Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
Wild Honey St James
Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
Wild Honey St James
Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
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Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
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Wild Honey St James – Michelin-star restaurants
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Wild Honey St James

Well-presented food and interiors

Opened in 2019, Wild Honey St James is a distinctive restaurant with a luxe and refined style. The cuisine is modern European cooking that lets the ingredients really shine. A range of menus are available here, with dishes changing frequently. The restaurant also offers a considerable drinks list with cocktails and wines from around the world.

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Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce – Michelin-star restaurants
Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce

Laid-back fine dining

Expect simple yet tasteful food and style at Chez Bruce. Despite its Michelin-starred credentials, there's a casual neighbourhood vibe at this approachable spot. French haute cuisine is served but with an added dose of simplicity. The cheeseboard here is a mainstay, as is the extensive wine list. You're also welcome to BYOB subject to a corkage fee.

Casa Fofó

Set menus of Asian flavours

Unpretentious neighbourhood eatery Casa Fofó serves Michelin-starred cooking in an unfussy environment. Vegetarian and omnivore set menus are available, served in a compact venue with outdoor seats. The imaginative cuisine here has Asian inspirations, with changing dishes like tomato, kimchi, tofu and crab with nori and daikon.

Cornerstone – Michelin-star restaurants
Cornerstone
Cornerstone – Michelin-star restaurants
Cornerstone
Cornerstone – Michelin-star restaurants
Cornerstone
Cornerstone – Michelin-star restaurants
Cornerstone
Cornerstone – Michelin-star restaurants
Cornerstone
Cornerstone – Michelin-star restaurants
Cornerstone

Cornerstone

Stripped-back Hackney space

Diners in Hackney can try Cornerstone, where fresh British seafood recipes are served. Dishes change regularly and are intended for sharing but expect the likes of squid cacio e pepe and sea bream tartare. A choice of menus are offered, served in a stripped-back industrial space enhanced with artwork.

The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham
The Dysart Petersham – Michelin-star restaurants
The Dysart Petersham

The Dysart Petersham

Country fine dining

On the outskirts of the capital, The Dysart Petersham is a distinctive venue in an Arts & Crafts movement building. The restaurant has a leafy garden and a light and homey feel throughout. Private dining is available too. European menus of changing sophisticated recipes are served, emphasising fresh seasonal produce. Wine, beer, or tea pairings are offered for tasting menus.

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