Restaurants in England

The Harwood Arms is a classic London gastropub that specializes in serving fresh, seasonal, and authentic British fare. Inside, a random collection of black-and-white photographs hangs from the gray-toned walls, and distressed wooden tables fill the cozy space.

From the moment you pass through the glossy black-and-white exterior of Ramsay’s eponymous flagship (there are almost two dozen others worldwide), you know you’re in for a seriously grown-up experience.

Hidden behind an unassuming door just off Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia, this subterranean sensation from acclaimed restaurateurs Sam and Eddie Hart is adored for its scrumptious Spanish tapas as well as its fabulous bar menu that reads like an enticing novel.

Patrons willing to search for this unmarked eatery, tucked away in a converted East London factory, will likely find it's well worth the extra effort.

Inspired by the belief that food should “taste good and do you good,” Leon is an ever-growing local chain of award-winning cafés that revolutionized the definition of “fast food.” At this Carnaby Street location, the bright interior has vintage books scattered about as well as a lively world musi

Located in Borough Market, this renowned coffee shop is an offshoot of the Covent Garden original established in 1978.

Opened in 2003 across from Spitalfields Market, Bread & Wine is a more casual offshoot of Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s St. John Bar & Restaurant. The high-ceilinged dining room, housed in a former bank, has white walls, simple wooden furniture, and a bustling open kitchen.

The restaurant, with its gastropub take on English fare, is one of Suffolk’s finest.

Beef is the order of the day at this historic venue, opposite the working Smithfield cattle market (the only one in London proper). The former 19th-century meatpacking warehouse was derelict for 40 years before it reopened in 2000 as three stories (plus a roof terrace) of gastronomic excess.

This workaday hole-in-the-wall serves an excellent hot sausage with English mustard.

The six-restaurant chain's original Belgravia location offers up Noura's modern Lebanese cuisine in a contemporary environment. Dark wood furniture is complimented by shades of tan and white.