Bar Boulud

International in Kensington & Hyde Park

Combining French gastronomy with American influences must have raised a few chef's eyebrows in Daniel Boulud's native France, but diners vote with their forks, whether they choose the saumon au beurre blanc or the 'Yankee' burger.

The drinks list is just as trans-Atlantic with a spectacular cellar (the wine list is 27 pages long) and equally great cocktails (the white cosmopolitan, with vodka, elderflower liqueur and white cranberry is to die for). The set lunch is available daily between noon and 6.30pm.