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Veteran Food Critic Paul Levy's Guide to Where to Eat in London Now

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Photo: Tim Evan Cook

As restaurateurs, like their customers, become more conscious of the carbon footprint what we eat leaves behind, the British are becoming more alert to seasonal foods: asparagus, strawberries, oysters, and especially game. Alongside this awareness is a revived interest in British food itself.

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Destinations: London · Mayfair · Westminster · East London · West End

Themes: Food + Drink

Hotels (2)

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    InterContinental, London Park Lane

    Change has come to the InterContinental London Park Lane. The hotel’s famously posh location— between Hyde and Green parks, with regal views of Buc

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    The Connaught

    In the newly hip Mayfair district, this landmark brick Victorian has reclaimed the glory of its golden era thanks to a $140 million renovation, cre

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Restaurants (10)

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    Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

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

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    The Narrow

    Gordon Ramsay's new gastropub merges his signature bad-boy image with eclectic British eating. In the old dockmaster's house on a bend in the Thame

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    Le Café Anglais

    What sets Rowley Leigh's, restaurant apart is its classic French bourgeois cooking and - not least - a carpeted floor. Noise-shocked diners will wa

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    Wild Honey

    A follow-up to the wildly popular Arbutus, Wild Honey features surefire Franglais cooking: warm smoked eel with pear purée and delicious Scottish b

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    Theo Randall at the InterContinental

     

    Chef Theo Randall, formerly of the River Café, heads his namesake restaurant tucked inside the Intercontinental London Park Lane. With a menu foc

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    Suka

    Located in London’s Sanderson Hotel, Suka is a chic eatery serving Malaysian cuisine prepared with a European flair. Chef Zak Pelaccio uses fresh p

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    Scott's

    Londoners in the known head to Scott's when they're in the mood for seafood. This Mayfair eatery procures fish and crustaceans from sustainable sou

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    Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill

    In London, the finest oysters tend to be found in rarefied settings, at hyper-polished, clubby places like Wiltons and Bentley's. The latter has be

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    St. Alban

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    Tom's Deli

    Alluring aromas drift out over Westbourne Grove from this tidy delicatessen, owned by Notting Hill restauranteur extraordinaire Tom Conran. Enticed

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