Restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Greenwich & South London

Marcella

If you avoid pasta restaurants because you think you can make it just as easily at home, Marcella is here to prove you wrong. Perfect, homemade pasta comes with seasonally changing sauces in simple but delicious com…
Top Choice 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…
Top Choice Israeli in The West End

Palomar

The buzzing vibe at this good-looking celebration of modern-day Jerusalem cuisine (in all its permutations) is infectious, but the noise in the back dining room might drive you mad. Choose instead the counter seats …
Top Choice Italian in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Polpo

Occupying a sunny spot on semipedestrianised Cowcross St, this sweet little place serves rustic Venetian-style meatballs, pizzette (small pizzas) , grilled meat and fish dishes. Portions are larger than your average…
Top Choice Italian in North London

Trullo

Trullo's daily 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 extensive and all-Italian wine l…
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 platters (many of sharing size) in a bri…
Italian in Scarborough

Lanterna

A snug, old-fashioned Italian trattoria that specialises in fresh local seafood (including lobster, from £32) and classic dishes from the old country such as stufato de ceci (chickpea stew with oxtail) and white-tru…
Lebanese in Chester

The Kitchen

Delicious meze and other small plates from the Levant are the mainstay at the ground-floor restaurant in Storyhouse, Chester's exciting new arts centre. The Express Lunch (£7.50) is served between noon and 3pm and g…
Spanish in Liverpool

Salt House

Liverpool has grown fond of its Spanish tapas bars, and this gorgeous spot – half deli, half restaurant – is the best of them. The cooking is authentic, varied and delicious, from the choice of charcuterie to the wo…
Italian in Castletown & Southern Isle of Man

Tuscany

Authentic Italian cuisine prepared in accordance with the principles of the Slow Food movement. The homemade linguine with pesto would pass muster with even the most critical Genoese.