Restaurants in England

Christmas dinner is traditional with a twist: pheasant with garlic sausage and wild mushrooms; Christmas pudding with mince-pie ice cream.

Old Delhi’s 17th-century Mughal fortress, known as the Red Fort, is the inspiration for this acclaimed Indian restaurant in Soho.

At the threshold of Kensington High Street, this upscale Indian destination occupies the former shell of a British bank, which is apropos as the menu highlights Indian cuisine during the origins of British colonialism.

Situated in London’s East End in the famous Columbia Road flower market, Treacle aims to keep the traditional British teahouse alive. Open just on Sundays, the small bakery sells a selection of fairy cakes, Victoria sponges, and fruit loaves, all lined up in vintage wooden cabinets.

Order the quail curry at this hip and gently priced London Vietnamese joint that can easily rival the best in Saigon. For $35 a head, the kitchen wows us with a Southeast Asian feast.

Designer Terence Conran’s new six-story Boundary complex is making waves in the gritty-glam neighborhood of Shoreditch.

The Only Running Footman, part true British pub, part formal restaurant, has made a name for itself with its straightforward approach to classic British cuisine.

Smooth, creamy bliss in a cup warms even the dreariest of London mornings at this coffee shop in East London’s Broadway Market. Opened in 2005, the shop is run by passionate baristas who hand-roast their own beans and top each expertly-made cup with a cheerful heart design.

Known for high French cuisine, this Chelsea establishment takes its namesake from renowned head chef Tom Aikens, who once worked under Joël Robuchon in Paris.

This staple of the Notting Hill scene is not only a bookshop specializing in—yes you’ve guessed it—cookbooks; it’s also a small café that road-tests recipes for lucky diners.

This northern-European eatery recommends that you enjoy three dishes from their savory smorgasbord for a light lunch; if you’re famished, it’s better to heap your plate with five options.

The Persian dishes at this lovely café are made with fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

This excellent Italian restaurant chain has an especially pleasant branch hidden behind Oxford Street in pretty St. Christopher’s Place. Just a two-minute walk from Bond Street and Selfridges, this spot is an ideal shopper’s refuge.

Fans of French cooking will love this quirky restaurant nestled in the heart of the City of London. Choose from mouthwatering, generously sized menu items like crab profiteroles and pork escalope, and enjoy a free opera performance on Thursday and Saturday evenings.