Eating

  • Clove Club From Dalston supper club to stupendous Michelin-starred restaurant.
  • City Social The best of Modern British, with unforgettable views.
  • Glasshouse Kew stalwart serving exemplary contemporary European cuisine.
  • Koi Ramen Bar Cheap and delicious Japanese noodles in Brixton.
  • May the Fifteenth Smart Clapham brasserie with a modern sensibility.

By Budget: £

  • Koi Ramen Bar Brixton-based Japanese noodle bar full of happy slurpers.
  • Padella Handmade-pasta specialists in Borough Market.
  • Hook Camden Town Sustainable fish and chips with home-made sauces.
  • Talli Joe West End specialists in lesser-known regional Indian dishes.
  • Towpath Sunny-day canalside cafe with tasty food and great coffee.

By Budget: ££

  • Glasshouse Michelin-starred Modern European restaurant in Kew.
  • May the Fifteenth Clapham brasserie serving contemporary British and European fare.
  • Gymkhana Plaudit-winning British Raj–style Indian restaurant in the West End.
  • Palomar Excellent Jerusalem-style dishes for sharing in Soho.
  • Ottolenghi Islington's legendary Mediterranean cafe and bakery.

By Budget: £££

  • Clove Club Adventurous Shoreditch restaurant rated among the very best in the world.
  • City Social Jason Atherton’s contemporary dishes do well to compete with the extraordinary views.
  • Ledbury French fine dining at its most elegant, in Notting Hill.
  • Five Fields Chelsea restaurant serving inventive British fare.
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal A supreme fusion of perfect British food, eye-catching design and celeb stature.

By Cuisine: British

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Seriously good-looking Knightsbridge choice putting fresh spins on British culinary history.
  • Trinity Clapham fine diner serving the best of British cuisine.
  • Launceston Place Magnificent food, presentation and service.
  • Rabbit Hop to King's Rd for seasonal British cuisine.
  • Hook Camden Town What sort of British list would it be without fish and chips?

By Cuisine: French

  • Ledbury Still causing a gastronomic stir in Notting Hill.
  • Gordon Ramsay The scary chef's signature restaurant; one of only two in London with three Michelin stars.
  • Chez Bruce Timeless elegance on the edge of Wandsworth Common.
  • Club Gascon City restaurant showcasing the cuisine of France's southwest.
  • Chez Lindsay A bit of Brittany in Richmond.

By Cuisine: Italian

  • Padella Cheap and flavourful home-made pasta in Borough Market.
  • Locanda Locatelli London's most renowned Italian restaurant.
  • Polpo Serves cicchetti – 'tapas' like the Venetians make it.
  • Trullo Italian-style charcoal grills in Islington.
  • River Cafe Another famous name, drawing legions of loyal fans to Fulham.

By Cuisine: Chinese

  • Hakkasan Hanway Place Superlative subterranean Cantonese den in the West End.
  • Yauatcha Glamorous dim sum and great for people-watching.
  • Mamalan Beijing street food in Brixton.
  • Bar Shu Authentic Sichuan that will sear your taste buds.
  • Min Jiang Peking duck meets glorious views.

By Cuisine: Indian

  • Quilon London's most inventive Indian cuisine.
  • Talli Joe A great place to sample some more unusual regional specialities.
  • Café Spice Namasté The best of the East End's celebrated subcontinental restaurants.
  • Gymkhana Splendid club-style Raj environment and top cuisine.
  • Potli Steeping Hammersmith in authentic Indian aromas.

By Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Gate (Hammersmith) Offers an inventive meat-free, flavour-filled menu.
  • Gate (Islington) Another branch, with plenty of Indian and Middle Eastern influences.
  • Mildreds Soho stalwart with vegan dishes too.
  • Manna Upmarket restaurant for vegetarians and vegans on date nights.
  • Sagar South Indian vegetarian food as light as it is tasty.

Gastropubs

Food Markets

Gourmet Shops

Celebrity Chef Restaurants

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Molecular gastronomy at its very best.
  • Gordon Ramsay Where Ramsay's culinary credentials reside.
  • Tom's Kitchen Tom Aiken's relaxed Chelsea brasserie remains ever popular.
  • Nobu London outpost of Nobuyuki Matsuhisa’s famous Japanese restaurant brand.
  • Fifteen Product of Jamie Oliver's popular TV show, providing jobs to disadvantaged youth.
  • Spring Skye Gyngel's delightfully flowery eatery in Somerset House looks onto Waterloo Bridge.

Views

  • City Social Wow-factor views from the City to the Shard and beyond.
  • Skylon The same views in reverse, from the South Bank to the City skyline.
  • Portrait Classic views over Nelson's Column and down Whitehall to Big Ben.
  • Min Jiang Breathtaking panoramas over Kensington Gardens.
  • Duck & Waffle Hearty British dishes round the clock at the top of Heron Tower.

Afternoon Tea

Pie & Mash

Ice Cream

  • Gelateria Danieli Handmade ice cream with seasonal flavours, such as Christmas pudding.
  • Ruby Violet Next-level flavours.
  • Chin Chin Labs Liquid-nitrogen ice cream: weird and utterly wonderful.
  • Gelupo All natural ingredients, right in central London.