The capital is home to some of the finest restaurants in the world, but searching through the 1000’s available looking for a place to impress that special someone is no easy task. Yes, you could pick somewhere with a super high priced menu that has shiny sliver cutlery laid on an implacably white table cloth, but what about the ambience, the service, and originality of the food? Below we give you our break down of some of the finest places our home city has to offer, for what we’d consider to be a world-class dining experience.
Chiltern Firehouse, 1 Chiltern Street, Marylebone, W1U 7PA
Owned by André Balazs, with a kitchen run by the great Nuno Mendes, offering deeply technical modern grub. This sexy spot is not just about the food, there’s impeccable service combined with a magic atmosphere.
Book in advance.
Da Paolo, 3 Charlotte Pl, Fitzrovia, W1T 1SD
A traditional Italian restaurant tucked away in the heart of London. The small yet intimate setting, with authentic Italian food and great wines pretty much guarantees a great dinning experience.
Nobu, 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB
A popular Japanese with a buzzing atmosphere. There’s an array of different food textures with inspiring flavours. Great service.
Duke of Cambridge Organic Pub, 30 St Peters Street, Islington, N1 8JT
The Duke of Cambridge is no ordinary British boozer. The pub serves high quality produce locally sourced from Riverford Farm. Fresh and organic.
Constancia, 52 Tanner Street, SE1 3PH
An Argentinian Grill with mouth watering delicious beef. The wooden interior has a real winter warmth. The grill serves high quality produce cooked to perfection.
Cay Tre, 42-43 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4PZ
An authentic Vietnamese located in the busy Dean Street. Cay Tre boasts a menu full of exciting flavours with wine selected by Wine Writer Malcolm Gluck.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA
The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, W1J 9EB
True British excellence in a central location close to Green Park. The stunning interior oozes sophistication and elegance. The Wolseley offers a European Cafe inspired menu. Celeb hotspot.
Chutney Mary, 73 St James’s Street, SW1A 1PH
A contemporary Indian cuisine with exciting flavours. Chutney Mary serves a variety of meats, fish, and veggies cooked to perfection. Located in the glamours St. James street. Guaranteed to impress.
Blanchette Soho, 9 D’Arblay Street, Soho
Walk into Blanchette and you feel like you’ve entered a Parisian Bistro. Located in cool Soho with amazing French flavours and great wines to match. Book in advance.