Not only is London the country’s capital, it’s also considered ones of the world’s food capitals. As such, the city boasts a rather impressive portfolio of restaurants.
A city known for its diversity, the food scene is equally varied – from the selection of Indian restaurants on Brick Lane and the trendy bars of Peckham, to the pre-theatre menus in the West End and bottomless brunches that have been popping up all across the city. London is also something of a haven for those searching for a fine dining experience. Celebrity chefs like Alain Roux, Heston Blumenthal and Michel Roux Jr head up kitchens in the capital, all of which have retained their Michelin star status for another year. So, if you’re looking to dine out in the capital, read on and discover which places are guaranteed to provide an exemplary Michelin-starred experience.
Le Gavroche, City of London
Michel Roux Jr took over the helm of the world-famous, Michelin-starred Le Gavroche from his father Albert in 1991. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his cuisine and has continued to set the standard for classical French fine dining in London.
Alyn Williams at The Westbury, Mayfair
Alyn is one of our absolute favourite chefs – his creations are so beautiful, we’ve featured them on the cover of one of our London Food & Drink Guides. He’s an all round nice chap and a pleasure to deal with.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Hyde Park and Knightsbridge
This restaurant opened to outstanding acclaim in January 2011 and the Tudor-inspired meat-fruit dish has already reached iconic status worldwide. While innovative, the restaurant interior is mindful of tradition and combines a magical array of bespoke historic detail to match the superb menu.
Set in a sumptuous, gold-accented dining room in Mayfair – London’s most glamorous district – Tamarind is a world-renowned Indian restaurant. It is the finest place in Europe to enjoy authentic Indian haute cuisine, and specialises in stunning dishes from north-western and southern India.
Galvin at Windows, Mayfair
Located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, the Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows is renowned for its spectacular views over the capital and its French haute cuisine. Since opening in May 2006, Galvin at Windows Restaurant has been one of the most talked about dining destinations in the capital and has become popular with A-list celebrities and local residents.
The Ledbury, North Kensington
The Ledbury is a London institution, well-known for its exquisite cuisine. Australian chef Brett Graham sits at the kitchens helm, and has steered the restaurant to a number of accolades including being named the Best UK Restaurant three times, and London’s Ultimate Restaurant three times as well.
Outlaw’s in the Capital, Knightsbridge
If you’ve read our rundown of the best Michelin-starred places in Cornwall, you’ll be rather impressed to see Nathan Outlaw is the proud owner of three Michelin-starred restaurants in the UK.
Ritz Restaurant, Piccadilly
Since opening in 1906, the magnificent Ritz Restaurant has left an indelible impression on all who have dined there. As grand as it is intimate, it is the last bastion of palatal dining, seamlessly combining British ingredient with Escoffier-influenced classical French dishes.
Club Gascon, City of London
Pascal Aussignac moved to London 13 years ago, and over the last decade he has worked tirelessly to introduce London diners to the gastronomy of his native Gascony, bringing rustic French cooking right up to date with bold and exciting combinations of texture and flavour.
When we first began producing the London guide, Marcus Wareing wrote the foreword. Since then, he’s released a string of cookbooks and his restaurant in The Berkeley has gone from strength to strength. It’s no surprise his restaurant has retained its two stars once more.
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