England

Restaurants in England

Winner of the London Restaurant Award for Indian restaurant of the year, this upscale eatery first opened in Chelsea in 1990. Illuminated by glass candelabras, the interior is designed with handmade teak furniture, Moghul-style mirrored murals, and 1840’s sepia etchings depicting life in India.

Operating since the 14th century, this former coaching inn is now a 12-room hotel and gastropub serving both British and Mediterranean cuisine.

This popular stop serves fine caviar and other delicacies of the sea, such as Balik salmon, which is smoked in the Swiss Alps using a 25-step, 150-year-old process favored by the Imperial Court of Russia.

Michael and Sarah Bedford run the no-frills Chef’s Table.

A surprisingly light space within the cavernous crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, this highly acclaimed restaurant is easily one of the most quintessentially British places to enjoy lunch or traditional afternoon tea.

In London, the finest oysters tend to be found in rarefied settings, at hyper-polished, clubby places like Wiltons and Bentley's. The latter has been here since 1914-oh, the stories its marble bar must have been privy to over the years.