London’s Wide Variety of Best Fine Dining Options


London is a vast cosmopolitan metropolis with a large population that is a mixture of various communities and immigrants from different parts of the world. As such, the city also offers a large number of restaurants that provide different types of cuisines of different varieties and different price ranges suitable for people with different tastes and different levels of affordability. The food scene is also ever-evolving as new types of restaurants keep opening up in different parts of the city. The fine dining scenario is also evolving very fast as new innovations are spurring expert chefs to open new restaurants and in the process, the city is fast becoming the gourmet capital of the world with some of the best restaurants around. Hotels near London  Heathrow are also keeping up with this trend and making new innovations in their offerings of afternoon teas, rooftop bars and the underground traditional eateries. There are a whole lot of new restaurants that are opening up all the time but some of the hippest food places are mentioned below.

West End

In the West End area of London, Axis at One Aldwych Hotel offers reasonably-priced superbly prepared and presented food in a decor of lurid 1970s style wall murals: Brasserie Chavot in Mayfair offers delicate and impossibly delicious French food in Le Creuset pans in a most colourful environment; Fino at Charlotte Street is a stylish Spanish tapas restaurant with two bars in the backdrop of an elegant London decor that also offers a range of fixed menus for those on a budget; Homage Grand Salon Restaurant at The Aldwych offers fine dining at brasserie prices as well as dietary options for vegans and vegetarians and kosher and halal food; Joe Allen at Exeter Street in a West End basement is a popular pre-theatre venue and it serves excellent steaks, delicious salads, tasty starters and chocolate cake; Locanda Locatelli at the Churchill Inter-Continental Hotel is a sophisticated and accomplished restaurant that has always been full since it started and is currently being refurbished; Mint Leaf at Haymarket offers traditional Indian cuisine and fine dining options with contemporary flavours; Orrery at Marylebone High Street overlooking Marylebone Church Gardens offers superb food based on seasonal French cooking with only a few dishes in every course and a wine list that is arranged by grape variety and style and contains plenty of fairly priced wines; Pied A Terre at Charlotte Street is a Michelin starred restaurant similar to a classic French restaurant without all the ado but with plenty of art all around and an excellent chef’s menu; Roux at the Landau in Langham Hotel at Regent Street offers a renovated bar that specialises in rum-based cocktails and a restaurant that is based on a modern Oriental theme and offers modern European food, tapas-style; Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House that has a menu similar to that at Tom’s Kitchen at Chelsea and it uses the freshest British produce and is open for breakfast while on Saturdays it serves brunch; and Veeraswamy at Regent Street which is the oldest Indian restaurant in London serving delicious Indian cuisine.


In the posh area of Mayfair, the famous restaurants are Alloro at Dover Street which is a chic Italian eatery that has set menus and a bar for morning cappuccino or a drink; Automat at Dover Street is an American diner, restaurant, members’ lounge and club and it serves dishes similar to the ones served at Manhattan’s top eateries; Benares at Berkeley Square that has interior features of water pools, low lighting and dark woods offering an intimate dining atmosphere and serving delicate and flavourful Indian dishes; China Tang at the Dorchester that has one of London’s most beautiful restaurant settings and serves popular Cantonese family-styled dishes; Galvin at Windows on the top floor of London Hilton hotel at Park Lane which is a sophisticated restaurant serving modern French food and an extensive wine list; La Petite Maison at the Brook’s Mews serving excellent cuisine from the south of France; Nobu Berkeley St at Berkeley Street and Nobu at The Metropolitan on Old Park lane are Japanese restaurants; Sketch at Conduit Street offers a bar, tea room, brasserie, library, art gallery and a self-proclaimed most expensive restaurant in London; Samosan at Albemarie Street behind Green Park serves sushi and also has a cocktail bar; Tamarind at Queen Street which is one of three Indian restaurants with a Michelin star that offers delicious Indian food and excellent service; and The Grill at the Dorchester on Park Lane that has an opulent clientele and decor and it serves opulent chocolate soufflé and everything about the restaurant is extremely rich;


 The restaurants in this area include 1 Lombard Street, Club Gascon, Smiths of Smithfield, Typing Room and Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room.

South Bank

In this area, you can find Cantina Vinopolis, Gillray’s Steakhouse & Bar, Le Pont de la Tour, The Oxo Tower and The Table Cafe.


In the Belgravia area of London, you can find Apsleys at the Lanesborough, La Poule Au Pot, Memories of China and Zafferano.

Kensington & Chelsea

In this area you can find Amaya, Aubaine, Bibendum, Bluebird Club & Dining Rooms, Bombay Brasserie, Cheyne Walk Brasserie, Chutney Mary, Clarke, Eight Over Eight, L’Etranger, Fifth Floor Restaurant, La Famiglia and Gordon Ramsay.


The restaurants in this area are The Belvedere, Bumpkin Notting Hill, Dock Kitchen, E&O, Lucky Seven, River Cafe and Royal China Club.


In the north of London you have Frederick’s.


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