- 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.
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- 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
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.
- Anchor & Hope Flying the gastropub flag on the South Bank for over a decade.
- Empress Choice East End spot with an excellent modern British menu.
- Wells Tavern Posh English pub grub in leafy Hampstead.
- Lots Road Pub & Dining Room Swish West London establishment serving the classics.
- Garrison Public House Bermondsey boozer with top-notch food.
- Borough Market Foodscapes, free tastings and glorious takeaways.
- Broadway Market The East End foodies' weekly event.
- Portobello Road Market A global atlas of street food.
- Maltby Street Market Perfect for lazing an afternoon away at quirky food stalls.
- Marylebone Farmers Market A posh offering reflecting the neighbourhood's make-up.
- Fortnum & Mason Elegant Piccadilly shop with no end of fine comestibles.
- Harrods The food hall is an epicurean paradise.
- Algerian Coffee Stores Beans and more beans for sale at this historic Soho shop.
- Lina Stores Yummy-looking delicatessen selling Italian goods.
- Chinese Tea Company Just like it says on the tea tin.
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.
- 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.
- Foyer & Reading Room at Claridge's The last word in classic art-deco elegance.
- Portrait The tea and accompaniments compete with the views.
- Delaunay Viennese-style afternoon teas complete with gugelhupfs (fruit scones) and Sachertorte.
- Oscar Wilde Bar Take tea in one of London's most over-the-top rooms.