My favourite restaurants in London

23 destinationscurated by Andrew M.

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Villandry

#601

With influences on French Mediterranean menu, Villandry Restaurant boasts an excellent but constantly changing menu accompanied by an impressive wine list.

170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 5QB
(020) 7631 3131
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The Imperial

The Imperial

#3220

577 King's Road, Fulham, London, SW6 2EH
(020) 7736 6081

The Imperial is a restaurant and bar that uses seasonal, British produce to create a variety of dishes with international influences. The Imperial retains many period features with high ceilings and its Victorian facade.

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Planet Hollywood

Planet Hollywood

#254

57-60 Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4QX
(020) 7287 1000

The iconic Planet Hollywood in Haymarket offers a vibrant atmosphere and a menu of classic American favourites including burgers, wings and speciality cocktails.

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Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

#314

20-24 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London, W1D 7EU
(020) 7434 3111

Based centrally in the heart of the West End, Rainforest Cafe is a distinctive jungle themed venue offering fun nights out amongst alligators and tropical fish. The Rainforest Cafe also features themed rooms with impressive animatronics, so expect to find a range of realistic jungle inhabitants peering through the undergrowth.

The cafe boasts an allergy friendly menu and can cater for different dietary needs for both adults and children.

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Cinnamon Soho

#968

Cinnamon Soho is the latest offering by Vivek Singh. His third restaurant is headed up by chef Ramchandran Raju and offers modern, contemporary Indian cuisine similar to that of Cinnamon Kitchen.

5 Kingly Street, Soho, London, W1B 5PF
(020) 7437 1664
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Cinnamon Kitchen

#782

From the people behind Westminster's highly successful Cinnamon Club comes Cinnamon Kitchen, which offers a more informal dining experience than its sister venue without compromising on service or quality. The restaurant features London's first Indian grill and tandoor bar where guests can enjoy a unique dining experience bordering on the theatrical.

9 Devonshire Square, The City, London, EC2M 4YL
(020) 3281 7621
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GOAT

#3219

Formerly the Goat in Boots, GOAT is a contemporary restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar in Chelsea. The kitchen team creates a menu of New York-Italian meals served throughout the day while the drinks list includes innovative cocktails.

GOAT is also home to a cocktail bar found on the first floor that offers a varied choice of cocktails including both classic favourites and bespoke choices.

333 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9QL
(020) 7352 1384
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Waterloo Bar and Kitchen

Waterloo Bar and Kitchen

#228

131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086

Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.

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Hakkasan Hanway Place

#58

Worthy of the awards it has received, Hakkasan Hanway Place offers sensational Chinese food served by an attentive and informed staff. With expressive and imaginative chefs, this restaurant remains a must for those seeking the very best in Chinese cuisine.

8 Hanway Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1HD
(020) 7927 7000
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RS Hispaniola

RS Hispaniola

#770

Victoria Embankment, Whitehall, London, WC2N 5DJ
(020) 7839 3011

Permanently moored on the Victoria Embankment, R.S Hispaniola serves a selection of Modern European dishes within stylish surroundings. The R.S Hispaniola also has a comprehensive selection of drinks.

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inamo Soho

#74

inamo Soho is a state of the art restaurant using modern technology to create a unique dining experience.

Projectors are used for menus so that customers can order their own food and drinks, adjust their light settings and themes at their individual tables, find out where to go for another drink in the local area or even book a taxi home.

134-136 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZP
(020) 7851 7051
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Marco Grill

#5180

Marco Pierre White's contemporary restaurant Marco Grill is a sophisticated venue located at Chelsea Football Club's home, Stamford Bridge, serving Modern European dishes and British cuts of steak.

Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1HS
(020) 7915 2929
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Ben's Canteen

#805

A short walk from from Clapham Junction station, Ben's Canteen is a relaxed space where you can enjoy great food and drinks.

140 St John's Hill, Battersea, London, SW11 1SL
(020) 7228 3260
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One Twenty One Two

#2053

One Twenty One Two restaurant located within the Royal Horseguards Hotel offers a menu of Modern European meals plus a fine choice of beers, wines and spirits. With a large secluded terrace it's ideal for alfresco dining.

The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court, Whitehall, London, SW1A 2EJ
(020) 7451 9333
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The Crooked Well

The Crooked Well

#49

16 Grove Lane, Camberwell, London, SE5 8SY
(020) 7252 7798

The Crooked Well bar and restaurant offers fine dining within contemporary surroundings. A typical menu may include squid ink risotto, guinea fowl breast and Sunday roast lunches. Regular music events are hosted and live jazz is played once a month.

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Boisdale of Canary Wharf

Boisdale of Canary Wharf

#266

Cabot Place West, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
(020) 7715 5818

Boisdale of Canary Wharf is the largest of the group and features a large smoking terrace, cigar club and London's largest collection of whiskies. They also host some of the world's leading jazz, soul and blues musicians.

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Ten Room


The Ten Room offers British informal dining, all-day in the heart of the Hotel Cafe Royal and in the centre of London's West End. The revival of the Ten Room signals the resurgence of one of London's most renowned dining rooms. Echoing the heritage of this iconic landmark, this elegant space has been both sensitively restored to feature original details and modernised to appeal to twenty-first century sensibilities.

Hotel Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, Piccadilly, London, W1B 4DY
(020) 7406 3310
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Bang Bang Canteen

Bang Bang Canteen

#572

53 Warren Street, Fitzoria, London, W1T 5NL
(020) 7388 3629

Bang Bang Canteen serves a range of Vietnamese street food with signature dishes including lobster pho; and steam boa and fish sauce wings.
The restaurants design has a Vietnamese Colonial French style, with an industrial feel. A film noir theme is apparent throughout the interior which is reflected on its menus, napkins and social media.

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Shepherd's of Westminster

#5146

Shepherd's of Westminster serves a selection of modern dishes in a stylish, relaxed setting, complemented with a wide range of drinks. Menu highlights at Shepherd's may include roast Scottish scallops; 48 hour shoulder of roast lamb; and organic peanut parfait.

Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 4LA
(020) 7834 9552
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Mamounia Lounge Mayfair

Mamounia Lounge Mayfair

#226

37a Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 7TX
(020) 7629 2211

Mamounia's allure is its luxuriously elegant decor that lets you retreat to the far land of Morocco.

Guests eat indoors amidst charming authentic Moroccan artworks. Mamounia's lunch and dinner menus are inspired by the tastes, recipes and flavours from the great cuisines of Morocco, Lebanon and France.