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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.

  • 1707

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  • 19 Numara Bos Cirrik

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This kebab shop on the Stoke Newington strip serves authentic Turkish food in a casual environment. Although the walls are decorated with reliefs o... More
  • Acorn House

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located in the heart of the Kings Cross area, Acorn House is a "green" restaurant from executive head chef Arthur Potts Dawson. The restaurant’s ec... More
  • Al Waha

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    London’s most refined Lebanese restaurant. Refreshingly stripped of Arabian Nights clichés, the understated earth-toned room caters to the Notting ... More
  • Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

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    The celebrated chef's Mayfair Park restaurant has earned three Michelin Stars since opening in 2008. The contemporary dining room has a neutral cre... More
  • Amaya

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    Run by the same owners as Chutney Mary and Verraswamy, the United Kingdom's oldest Indian restaurant, Amaya, has earned one Michelin star for its g... More
  • Andrew Edmunds

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    This very well may be central London’s most romantic restaurant. A far cry from the sleek, über-designed spaces of most new spots, this is a good o... More
  • Angel Mangal

  • Archipelago, London

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  • Aubergine

  • Automat

    Deliberately downscale amid the tony spots of Mayfair, this bistro-diner will be eerily familiar to New Yorkers, since its design and menu make it ... More
  • Babes 'n' Burgers

  • Baozi Inn

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    A short stroll from Soho, Chinatown is home to this cozy Chairman Mao–themed noodle and dumpling house. Szechuan cuisine is served up hot and spicy... More
  • Bar Boulud, London

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar

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