Restaurants

Top Choice Spanish in The West End

Barrafina

With no reservations, you may need to get in line for an hour or so at this restaurant that does a brisk service in some of the best tapas in town. Divine mouthfuls are served on each plate, from the stuffed courget…
Top Choice Italian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Polpo

Occupying a sunny spot on semi-pedestrianised Cowcross St, this sweet little place serves rustic Venetian-style meatballs, pizzette, grilled meat and fish dishes. Portions are larger than your average tapas but a ta…
Top Choice Italian in The West End

Cafe Murano

The setting may seem somewhat demure at this superb and busy restaurant, but with such a sublime North Italian menu on offer, it sees no need to be flash and of-the-moment. You get what you come for, and the beef ca…
Top Choice Greek in West London

Mazi

Where long-standing Costa's Grill did business for decades, Mazi has shaken up the Greek tradition along pretty Hillgate St, concocting a lively menu of modern and innovative (many of sharing size) platters in a bri…
Top Choice Tapas in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Morito

This diminutive eatery is a wonderfully authentic take on a Spanish tapas bar, with excellent eats. Seats are at the bar, along the window, or on one of the small tables inside or out. It’s relaxed, convivial and of…
Italian in The South Bank

Padella

Yet another fantastic addition to the foodie enclave of Borough Market, Padella is a small, energetic bistro specialising in handmade pasta dishes, inspired by the owners’ extensive culinary adventures in Italy. The…
Italian in North London

Trullo

Trullo's homemade pasta is delicious, but the main attraction here is the charcoal grill, which churns out the likes of succulent Italian-style pork chops, steaks and fish. The service is excellent, too, although di…
Top Choice Italian in East London

Rotorino

Decked out with blue tiles, 1950s lino and exposed brick, Rotorino's chic interior comes as a welcome surprise, especially after stepping off such a shabby section of Kingsland Rd. The menu is full of delicious, rob…
Top Choice Turkish in Kensington & Hyde Park

Kazan

Aromatic Kazan gets repeated thumbs up for its set Turkish mezze, shish kebabs and kulbasti (rosemary-rubbed grilled fillet of lamb). Flavours are rich and faultless, service is attentive and the Ottoman ambience al…
Italian in The South Bank

Union Street Cafe

There's not a scrap of snootiness about this canteen-style Gordon Ramsay bistro. The dining room works the industrial chic look and staff are lovely. On the plate, it's a yummy mix of classic antipasti, pasta, meats…