Out of Towners

Out of Towners

We need to dispel a common misconception foreigners have about London, it is choc-full of great places to eat. Yes, there was a time when our idea of coffee was black swill in a cup, and also that pre-Fergus Henderson age when really the less said about Brit food the better. But that’s changed, and now there’s choice, overwhelming choice. Consider these destination restos our gift to you oh non-believers, and trust, there’s plenty more where that came from.

  • The Wolseley

    160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB
    020 7499 6996 | website

    Bright and airy Viennese café - beloved by celebs and suits alike - serves delish, European-style dishes from early 'til late (for London anyway).

  • The Ledbury

    127 Ledbury Rd, W11 2AQ
    020 7792 9090 | website

    Posh nosh in Notting Hill hits the spot on special occasions.

  • The Ivy

    1-5 West St, WC2H 9NQ
    020 7836 4751 | website

    Classic British cuisine and sure-fire star-spotting define this theatreland institution.

  • Tayyabs

    83-89 Fieldgate Street , E1 1JU
    020 7247 9543 | website

    Go hungry and ready to gorge on the legendary lamb chops at this east London institution.

  • St John

    26 St. John St, EC1M 4AY
    020 3301 8069 | website

    Adventurous and unapolagetically British cuisine at Fergus Henderson’s elegantly sterile Smithfield restaurant.

  • Roast

    The Floral Hall, Stoney St, SE1 1TL
    084 5034 7300 | website

    Stunning setting for the classic British meal done the right way.

  • River Cafe

    Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, W6 9HA
    020 7386 4200 | website

    Doyenne of the london Italian scene - starting to feel a bit dated, but the food stands the test of time.

  • Poppies

    6-8 Hanbury St, E1 6QR
    020 7247 0892 | website

    Cute, kitschy and self-consciously charming chippy.

  • Le Gavroche

    43 Upper Brook St, W1K 7QR
    020 7408 0881 | website

    Luxurious setting, sublime food, impeccable service, astronomical prices.

  • Hawksmoor Spitalfields

    157 Commercial St, E1 6BJ
    020 7426 4850 | website

    A meat-lover's paradise in central Spitalfields, heralded as one of the best steak joints in London.

  • E. Pellicci

    332 Bethnal Green Rd, E2 0AG
    020 7739 4873 | website

    Tiny, family-run time capsule takes the bog standard caf and does it with style.

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

    66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
    020 7201 3833 | website

    Witty and whimsical molecular wizadry as Brit-star chef Heston Blumenthal's reinvents olde English cuisine.

  • Dabbous

    39 Whitfield St, W1T 2SF
    020 7323 1544 | website

    Current dahling of the foodie scene wows with superbly memorable meals.

  • Anchor & Hope

    36 The Cut, SE1 8LP
    020 7928 9898 | website

    A gastropub worthy of the name in Waterloo's culinary no-man's land.

  • Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

    Halkin Hotel, Halkin St, SW1X 7DJ
    020 7333 1234 | website

    Father-daughter team bring experimental Spanish to London.


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