England

Restaurants in England

Even the most critical bivalve buffs agree that you haven’t had scallops until you’ve tasted the fresh, plump specimens caught by Shellseekers owner Darren Brown no more than four hours earlier.

Designed in mauve, burgundy and shimmering gold hues, this fine dining favorite in the Haymarket Hotel is a study in modern luxury and secluded serenity, despite its location in the bustling West End.

Located on Elizabeth Street in Belgravia, Thomas Cubitt is an upscale gastropub serving a distinctly British à la carte menu. Remenicent of a country house, the dining room boasts open fireplaces, bohemian oak floors, and detailed paneling.

Under Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant group, this 90-seat restaurant inside the boutique York & Albany hotel has a more casual feel than his other establishments. The airy upstairs bar features gray walls, high-back chairs, and huge glass windows overlooking a patio.

This kebab shop on the Stoke Newington strip serves authentic Turkish food in a casual environment. Although the walls are decorated with reliefs of Egyptian and Greek scenes, the visual highlight of the restaurant is its big ocakbasi charcoal grill.

Named after the first all-metal passenger airplane, this retro gastropub features burnt-orange velvet banquettes, antique-trunk tables, and expansive glass walls.

This London haunt, located in Battersea, is part butcher shop, part restaurant. Inside, the telltale butcher counter displays fresh cuts of Highland Farms beef and lamb, and the Ian Wilmott artwork depicts classic scenes of historic Smithfield market, where meat has been sold for some 800 years.