Gordon Ramsay

Top choice french in Kensington & Hyde Park

One of Britain’s finest restaurants and London’s longest-running with three Michelin stars (held since 2001), this is hallowed turf for those who worship at the altar of the stove. The blowout Menu Prestige (£160) is seven courses of perfection, also available in vegetarian form (£160); a three-course vegetarian menu (£130) is also at hand. Smart dress code (enquire); reserve early.

For unstoppable enthusiasts, masterclasses with Chef de Cuisine Matt Abé are also available.