The River Café
Ruth Rogers (one half of the River Café; the other is Rose Grey) has taught half the chefs in London, and is a local legend—and the same goes for the River Café. They've put out three bestselling cookbooks sharing the light, fresh fare for which the restaurant is known. A traditional Italian menu, featuring expertly sourced ingredients, is cooked to perfection, from wild-caught salmon to toothsome pasta al dente. Set on the banks of the Thames, views are phenomenal.