England

Restaurants in England

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.

Authentic Chinese gourmet served in an opulent, often celeb-studded setting makes China Tang a popular spot for special occasions.

Located on the north side of the Thames, this restaurant is one of three components that comprise the larger Wapping Project.

A more casual offshoot of Pied à Terre, this Michelin one-starred restaurant in Marylebone serves French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere.

The restaurant is worshiped by fish fanatics.

There’s always something on the menu made with Stichelton cheese.

Hidden behind the soaring walls of an old Victorian school playground in residential Shoreditch lies a small converted bike shed housing Rochelle Canteen, a cafe made all the more magical by its secretive location and almost imperceptible buzzer entrance.

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.