Restaurants in London
Despite the dodgy stereotypes surrounding the cuisine of Britain’s past, London restaurants currently boast a reputation as a bastion international culinary innovation. The city’s restaurant scene has launched many a celebrity chef career, including those of Gordon Ramsey and Alain Ducasse, the latter of whom’s outpost at The Dorchester hotel has earned three Michelin stars. His namesake eatery—one of the best restaurants in London—serves up a seasonally inspired menu of expertly prepared dishes in a contemporary chic dining room. Another of the top restaurants in the city is The Ledbury in Notting Hill, fronted by celeb chef Brett Graham. His sophisticated European fare has earned two Michelin stars.
While more casual options revolve around the nation’s vibrant pub culture, visitors can also find cuisine from every corner of the world at London restaurants. And, from tiny hole-in-the-walls to four-star formal dining rooms, Indian cuisine makes an especially strong showing. The country’s oldest Indian restaurant is also one of its best. Amaya has earned awards for its tapas-style meals, many of which are prepared on a traditional hot-clay tandoor oven. Other standout restaurants in London include Benares Restaurant, where chef Atul Kochhar (Tamarind) prepares innovative dishes such as chicken tikka pie with wild berry chutney, and tandoori stone bass with lemon rice, salsify, and pomegranate sauce. The space features dark wood paneling and its own indoor waterfall.
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