- Gordon Ramsay
have been trying to get in for ages and I finally managed it. It was
most definitely worth the wait. What he can do with cauliflower puree
or basil ice cream defies description and then there is the risotto, it
is simply the best. All the staff are highly competent, very helpful
and friendly, even Mr. Ramsay himself ask how the food was, my reply
was rather incoherent, what do you say when confronted with a god and
your mouth has just been full of the best things it ever had ! Do
anything to get in, sell your grandmother, it's worth it.
Hospital Rd, 0171 352 4441/3334
Hartnett at the Connaught
- The setting
is stunning, the service
perfect and the food she cooks is almost as good as that of her boss,
the divine Mr Ramsay.
Place Tel: +44 (0)20 7592 1222
de Joel Robuchon, L
- Everything it is
cracked up to be.
West Street , 020 7010 8600
Ramsay at Claridges
does it again,
excellent food, the decor is very grand. Breakfast is servered. I
prefer the Chelsea location, but that's just me.
- Locanda Locatelli
- In my option only
Ramsay himself is better. The food set a new standard for Italian food.
It is expensive, but well worth it.
Churchill InterContinental Hotel, 8 Seymour
Street, 020 7935 9088
- Despite all the
hype and the wall to wall celebs and would me be celebs, it is worth
eating here. The food is both creative and very good. I suggest you sit
at the Sushi bar, not only do you eat the wonderful food, you get to
watch it being made, best of all none of the beautiful people would be
seen dead at there.
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old
Park Ln, 0171 447 4747
- Noisette, La
- Really interesting and
original menu. The staff are expert, friendly and highly professional.
Oh and the food is really good.
Sloane Str, 020 7750 5000
- Good food, interesting
food, unusal food, good service, good art,. What more could you want
Endell St, 020 7170 9200
- Excellent food,
very well cooked,
presented and served. Make certain you have a lot of time.
Bruton St. 0171-495 7100
of the best Italians in London, it's
actually better than most in Italy. The menu is a mix of classic,
regional dishes, a new. The polenta and the pizzoccheri, were the best
I have ever tasted, the risotto is simply divine. The desert was
wonderful. The service is not as overpowering as the other places of
this class, but the food is right up there. It is well worth your while
to come and eat here, it is one of the best food places in London.
St, 020 7235 5800
- Very fine food indeed, with friendly
service. Even the most insignificant bits taste very good.
Walk, 0171 352 3449
- A top rate foody venue. The staff really
do look after you.
Basil St., 0171 589 5171
- Famous for it's fixed menu. You get a
starter, main course, cheese and desert. The cooking style is Med /
Californian and has a light fresh touch. The
service is also far less oppressive than it often is in many other
places of this class. Well worth trying.
Kensington Church St., 0171 221 9225
place has a somewhat more casual
atmosphere than most in this class, but not when it comes to the food,
which is of the standard you would expect. The staff, unusually, are
not all French. They are highly processional and friendly
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66
Knightsbridge, 0207 7201 3723
nice French food at good prices.
Baker St, 020 7935 4007
food to eat, while being able
to over hear chit chat between uncles and nieces (!). The best bread I
have ever eaten.
Mews, W1X 7RJ, 020 7499 3331
- Oranger, L
seasonal French food.
5 St. James St, 0207 839 3774
- Richard Corrigan
cooks wonderful British
food and Lindsay house itself is a great building. The service is of a
very high standard, while not being too overpowering as in may places
of this class
Romilly St, 0171 439 0450
tapas style food, in a trendy bar. Not only is the food good, but the
place is great fun as well. Try the cocktails. Well worth a visit, but
not for a queit meal.
- Marriott Grosvenor Square, 10-13
Grosvenor Square (020 7107 0000)
- The expression "wild and wonderful" comes
to mind. Not the usual fair, but very good. Worth trying.
Sloane Street, SW1X 9NU, tel: 020 7201 6330
- Very elegant place, the food is top
notch, but takes a very long time to get to you. The staff are highly
competent, and friendly.
High St, 0207 7616 8000
- Original food, of top quality. A bit on the pricey side, but well worth it.
St., 0171 636 1178
- Classic British food, get straight to
the point - bread and butter pudding - it's divine. It's not that the
rest is not good, it is excellent, it's just the the bread and butter
pudding is really in a class of it's own. I want more !
Broad Street, EC2N 1HQ, tel: 020 7877 7703
- Classy French food. Menu varies with
season. The bay window is stunning.
St. Barnabas St 020 7730 5550
- Excellent Italian. Worth visiting.
54 Brook Mews, 0207 495 4774
small room over a pub, that servers wonderful Italian food.
Place, W2, 020 7792 5501
- Boxwood Cafe
- Ramsay on the cheap. Try the corn beef starter. Very good
Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge,
SW1X 7RL, tel 020 7235 1010
- An affordable version of Gavroche. Only
the prices have been reduced not the quality, the food is excellent.
Classic French cooking, with all the clichés such as Onion Soup and
Lemon Tart. Well worth a visit. Sofitel St James,
8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG
- Brilliant food severed in small portions,
French tapas if you like. This means that you get to try more things, 4
to 5 plates should do. The service is top quality and the place looks
nice. The location in Smithfield is also a plus.
West Smithfield, 0171 796 0600
English. Traditional fair, well cooked.
36 Duke St, 0207 930 4566Guinea Grill
- Guinea Grill
schoole, club type place, the best pie I have ever eaten.
Bruton Place, 020 7499 1210
- 8 Hanway
Place, W1 020 7927 7000
- Very fine fish.
28-32 St Martin's Court, WC2, 020 7240 2565
- Very good food, in the MPW vain. The room
is very nice as well.
St, 020 7437 2679
- A hotel dining room that serves really
good food. The staff are friendly and competent. Well worth a visit. If
you ask very nicely they will even do you a takeaway.
Pl. 0171-409 3131
- MPW again, a little less rich and exotic
than the Oak Room. Also more relaxed and a lot less expensive. One of
the best places to eat in London. If there is a soufflé on the dessert
menu, go for it.
Curzon Street, 0171 499 4636
- Try the Smoked Haddock Soufflé.
Street, London W1S 2AX, tel: 02 7499 1308
again. Unusual menu, but up to the
Dean St. 0171-437 9585
- A fine French Brasserie.
Brompton Road, SW3, 020 7584 4477
- Rhodes W1
pudding, bread pudding, bread pudding. It's not that the rest is not
good, it's very good, but the bread pudding is so good everything else
The Cumberland Hotel,
Great Cumberland Place, 0207 479 3838
- Excellent food, especially meat. Open
kitchen, nice feel to it. Way less formal than other restaurants in
this class, which I consider a plus.
St. Johns St. 0171-251 0848
- Top class steaks, they actually
taste of something.
- 67-77 Charterhouse
Street, City, EC1 (020) 7236 6666
- Top of the line Indian.
Queen Street, Mayfair, London W1X 7PJ, tel: 020 7629 3561
Road, W4, 020 8747 1836
- Very, very good food, but
and small tables.
Street, W1F 3RR, 020 7287 8488
- Fine food in an English Club.
Street, St James's, SW1 (020) 7629 9955
- Strong Italian influence, very friendly crew. The food is
always good, and sometimes even brilliant.
Frith St., 0171-734 5183
- Good interesting food.
Frith Street, 0207734 4545
Bar and Grill in
- The choise is limited,
- Good food.
Conduit Street, London W1S 2XS tel: 020 7493 7070
- A Gastro pub, that fortunately is well
hidden, otherwise you would never be able to get in. Yes it really is
- 22 Easton
St, WC1X 0DS (020 7278 7608).
- May be better than I have rate it, my menu
choise was probably not well balanced
Street, W1, 020 7636 2833
The food is good, but the running seems
a little wobbly.
Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1 (020) 7580 3289
- Very good Indian food. The white curry is
Regent St 020 7439 8434
- Indian food with hippy tendencies.
- 10 Lincoln
Street, London SW3 2TS. Tel: 020 7225 1881
- Good Indian
77 Dean Street, W1, 020 7437 2525
in England, probably only in the City could a place like this exist.
Totally excentric, by all the rule everything about it is wrong, apart
from the qualiy of the fish, but who every two wrong do not make a
right did not know what they are talking about. A fun fish place
a must to visit.
Queen Victoria St, 020 7248 3062
of St Jamess
- Probably the small dinning room I have
ever seem, the food is also good.
12a Duke of York Street, London SW1Y 6LB, tel: 020 7930 2460
- Not bad, club type place, tradition all the way
New Street Square, EC4A 3BF, tel: 020 7583 1313
- Good Chinese
37-38 Gerrard Street, W1D 5PB tel: 020 7287 8033
fish, good atmos.
Rupert St., 0171 287 8989
- Loud, noisy, great fun. Competent if not
sensational Italian food. The same applies to the service.
- The original gastro pub. Not bad at all.
- Wonderful Chinese,
a bit factory like,
always busy. Great Dim Sum at lunch time.
Gerrard St., 0171 734 2763
- Great for game and traditional English
food. The place ouses atmosphere.
Maiden Ln., 0171-836 5314
in the Strand
- The place for breakfast. On Sundays they
do a traditional roast, it must be one of the finest around.
Strand, 0171 836 9112
- Interesting Indian food, lots of
Kings Rd, 020 7351 4118
- Good solid US style food. The building
and decor are wonderful, a little expensive.
Wellington St., 0171 240 4222
- Good Korean fare.
Bateman St., 0171 734 0908
- North Sea
7 Leigh St, 0207 387 5892
- Hotter Thai
Old Compton St., 0171 434 3544
- Hot Thai
Bedfordbury, 0171 379 4580
- Great fun, good teas
W1J 9EB (020 7499 6996).
- Not all its cracked up to be.
Square, W1J 6AN, tel: 020 7629 8886
the best breakfasts in London.
St. Giles High St
- The place for tea
1 Lombard Street Brasserie
- Over priced, over loud, over everything,
but the haddock was dammed good.
Street, EC3V 9AA, 0870 780 8147
- Pie's etc.
King St., 0171 240 2534
They do very good
afternoon teas, and breakfast. Piccadilly
- Sushi, robots and conveyor belts, great
- Brown's Hotel, Albermarle
Street, W1S 4BP. tel; 020 7408 1837
- The Bentley, Harrington
Gardens, SW7 4JX, tel: 020 7370 6486
- 30 Almeida
Street, London N1. Tel: 020 7354 4777
- 36 The
Cut, SE1 8LP (020 7928 9898).
Street, LONDON, W1T 5ED Tel: (020) 7383 3346
- 45 St
Martins Lane, London, WC2N 4HX Tel: (020) 7300 5588
- 7-9 St
James's Street, London SW1A 1EE, tel: 020 7321 2111
- off Abbotsbury
Road, Holland Park, London W8 6LU, tel: 020 7602 1238
- 81 Fulham
Rd. 0171-581 5817
Street, London EC2R 8BD, tel: 020 7657 8080
- 243 Brompton
Road, SW3 2EP, tel: 020 7589 8005
- 44 Grosvenor
Square, W1K 2HP, tel; 020 7596 3444
- Cafe Japan
- 626 Finchley
Rd, 0181 455 6854
Room, Cafe Royal,
- 68 Regent
St., 171 437 1177
Brompton Road, SW5 020 7244 8970
St. 0171-629 2239
- Cercle, Le
Place, London SW1X 9AE. Tel: 020 7901 9999
Market, The City, EC3 (020) 7648 8690
Dining Room, The
- 9 Cursitor
Street, London EC4. Tel: 020 7831 4000
- 2 Bellevue
Road, SW17 020 8672 0114
Row, London SW3 3AL, tel:
020 7590 9999
Kings Road, SW10, 020
- 118 Shaftesbury
Avenue, London W1D 5EP. Tel: 020 7437 0377
- The Old Westminster Library, Great
Smith Street, Westminster, SW1 (020) 7222 2555
- 26-28 Ray
St, EC1R 3DJ (020 7278 8990).
- 224 Piccadilly,
0171 930 0488
- 2-4 Rufus
Street, London N1 6PE, tel: 020 7729 5252
Square London W1H 7BY, tel: 020 7224 0028
- 10 Wigmore
Street, W1U 2RD, tel: 020 7637 0789
- 148 Holland
Park Avenue, W11 4UE, tel: 020 7221 6090
Street, SW3, 020 7584 7272
- 18 Farm
Lane, SW6 1PP. Tel: 020 7381 3331
- 15 Westland
Place, N1, 020 7251 1515
St, W1T 1RR (020 7813 8010)
John Street, London EC1V 4NR, tel: 020 7837 1199
James's St, SW1A 1HD, tel 020 7930 4272
Row, London SW3 2A. Tel: 020 7590 9999
- 19 Theobald's
Road, Holborn, WC1 (020) 7405 4114
- 63 Clerkenwell
Road, EC1, 020 7608 3220
- 59 Marylebone
Lane, Marylebone, W1 (020) 7935 3228
- 50 Lamb's
Café and Bar
Exchange, EC3V 3LR, tel: 020 7618 2480
- 64 Tower
Bridge Rd, SE1 4TR (020 7394 7023).
SW1 (020) 7838 1044
The Howard, Temple
Place, London, WC2R 2PR, tel: 020 7300 1700
- 201-209 Kensington
Church Street, London W8 7LX, tel: 020 7727 3184
- 76 Brewer
Street, W1R (020) 7734 7316
Restaurant and Bar
India House, 109-117 Middlesex
Street, London E1 7JF, tel: 020 7247 5050
Street, London W1T 3LP, tel: 020 7323 9123
- 1a Launceston
Place, London W8 5RL, tel: 020 7937 6912.
Road, London SW6 6AY. Tel: 020 7381 61371
- 12 Inverness
Street, London NW1 7HJ. Tel: 020 7482 0777
Road, Southall UB1 1SW. Tel: 020 8574 1897
Place, SW1Y 4HX, tel: 020 7930 9020
- 489 Liverpool
Road, London N7 8NS. Tel: 020 7609 3560
- 34-36 Exmouth
Market, EC1, 020 7833 8336
Hotel, 5 Halkin
Street, SW1X 7DJ
St., SW3, 020-7581 2848
- 26 Neal
Street, Covent Garden, WC2 (020) 7836 8368
Dorchester, Park Lane, London W1A 2HJ, tel: 020 7629 8888
Restaurant and Bar
- 16 Percy
Street, London W1T 1DT, tel: 020 7637 9900
- 14 Chatfield
Rd, Battersea, SW11 3SE (020 7223 0999).
- 150 Notting
Hill Gate, London W11 5QG, tel: 020 7221 2442
Canada Place, Canary
Wharf, E14 4QS (020 7715 7100).
- 17 Henrietta
Street WC2E 8QH. Tel: 020 7836 6466
- Providores and Tapa
- 109 Marylebone
High Street, Marylebone, W1 (020) 7935 6175
Court. 1 Great
Peter Street, SW1P 3LL, tel: 020 7222 7080
WC2R 0EU, tel 020 7592 1600
and M Cafe
Road, N1 8LN, tel: 0207 359 5361
Street, London W1K 2HE, tel: 020 7629 5248
- 9 Conduit
Street, London W1S
2XG, tel: 0870 777 4488
- 84-86 Wardour
Street, Soho, W1 (020) 7734 3444
- 26 Albermarle
Street, Mayfair, W1S (020) 7495 5999
Park Road, London SW4 7BB. Tel: 020 7627 2468
- 43 Elystan
St, SW3 3NT (020 7584 2003).
- Crowne Plaza, New
Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB, tel: 020 7438 8052
- 150 Piccadilly,
London W1V 9DG. Tel: 020 7493 8181
- 13 Queensway,
London W2 4QJ. Tel: 020 7221 2535
Street, Soho, W1 (020) 7434 7794
- Ten Ten
- 56 Brewer
Street, Soho, W1 (020) 7287 1738
- 2 Newport
Place, WC2H 7JP Tel: (020) 7287 8777
- 47 Farringdon
Street, London EC4A 4LL, tel: 020 7353 2648
- 15 Broadwick
Street W1F 0DL. Tel: 020 7494 8888
- 36-40 Brewer
Street W1R 3HP (020) 7734 8649
- 112 Cheyne
Walk, SW10, 020 7351 5232
- 5 Raphael
Street, SW7 02 7584 1010
Australian food, nice decor and
Very interesting food, not the
standard fair, strong Asian influence. For service and things like that
it is not quite in the same class as the others in the 4 star group,
but I am interested in the food and that certainly is right up there.
The food here is very much in
the same vain as Gordon Ramsays restaurant, which is not surprising as
he half owns it. The chef is Marcus Wareing, who used to worked with
Ramsay. The food is divine, the mash was the best I have ever had. If
pork belly is no the menu go for it.
33 St. James St. 020 7930 4272
- Chez Nico
Even though Nico has retired and the
restaurant has given up it's stars, the food is divine. The risotto is
the second best I have ever eaten, and the macaroni cheese out classed
a wonderful steak. It may not be pure Nico any more, but if they keep
cooking like that who cares!
Grosvenor House Hotel, 90
Park Ln, 0171 409 1290
Nice food, very trendy.
41 Beak St., London, W1, 0171-287 2057
Competent cooking just what you would
expect from Brian Turner, nice place, friendly staff. - NEW LOCATION
87-89 Walton St., 0171-584 6711
Note :- MPW no longer cooks himself,
hence the downgrade
Simply the best, Marco Pierre White in full bloom, the man is a
culinary genius. Very very expensive, but worth it. Go for the full
menu, the Bresse pigeon is to die for, even the mashed potatoes are out
of this world. Put simply, the best food I have ever tasted.
Meridian Hotel, Piccadilly,
0171 437 0202
- City Rhodes
food of the finest, Mr. Rhodes
really can cook. The services is also of the highest standard.
Street Sq., 0171 583 1313
Burton-Race at the Landmark
He has moved
near Reading to the heart of London. The food is of a very high
quality, as is the service.
Marylebone Road, 020 7723 7800,
A fun place, nice and casual,
the food it top class.
31 Clerkenwell Green, 0171 251 6606
Pierre Koffmann's cooking
does not live up to my very high expectations, it is good, but not that
good, certainly not the best food in London.
that no longer exist