The best restaurants in London

North of Oxford Street, there's a lot to choose from - and it's not all confined to Charlotte Street. Here's our pick...

 

Mere
Address: 74 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QH
What We Know: Recently best known for MasterChef, the ex Le Gavroche chef has opened her own place on Charlotte Street. Expect fine dining at its best and her sommelier husband in charge of the wine.

 

Foley's
Address: 23 Foley Street, London W1W 6DU
What We Know: Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia is headed up by Head Chef Mitz Vora - who's been Sous Chef at the ever-hot The Palomar. He's the sole creator of the menu at Foleys, which is "experimenting with food from around the world with trade route twists and influences".

 

Bao Fitzrovia
Address: 31 Windmill St, London W1T 2JN
What We Know: This is the second restaurant from the people behind the hugely successful Bao in Soho. Expect the usual bao buns but with many small and sharing dishes that are unique to this branch too. And they also take bookings too - so that's something of a blessing.

 

Calcutta Street
Address: 29 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RU
What We Know: This sees Shrimoyee Chakraborty, best known for her Calcutta Street residencies, setting up a permanent restaurant in Fitzrovia. Expect home-style Bengali dining and a communal dining space downstairs too.

 

Clipstone
Address: 5 Clipstone St, London W1W 6BB
What We Know: This is the latest restaurant from the people behind the very successful Portland. Expect seasonal dishes, plenty of wine on tap and some very special flatbread too.

 

The Ninth
Address: 22 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NB
What We Know: Also known for his appearances on Saturday Kitchen, this is Jun Tanaka's first solo venture. It's a French/Mediterranean neighbourhood style restaurant which uses fine dining cheffing techniques but with a more casual feel. So expect a mix of small plates and larger dishes, with a Michelin touch.

 

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Address: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
What We Know: This is the main restaurant at the London Edition and Jason Atherton is in charge of things. Expect a more upmarket affair to some of Atherton's other spots and a frankly jaw-dropping room too.

 

The Kitchen Table
Address: 70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG
What We Know: Kitchen Table is in many ways the main event of the two-part restaurant from James Knappett and Sandia Chang (also including Bubbledogs). Here you can expect a new meal almost every visit as the menu evolves depending on the chef's preferences and the seasons. And all this in a setting that sees you seated around the open kitchen watching and interacting with the chefs.

 

Bubbledogs
Address: 70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG
What We Know: Ledbury chef James Knappett and his wife Sandia Chang, (sommelier at Roganic) have opened a restaurant of two halves. This is the hot-dog half at the front of the restaurant, serving up gourmet hot dogs alongside Grower champagne and other sparkling wines.

 

Lima
Address: 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JH
What We Know: This Peruvian restaurant is from Virgilio Martinez, former Executive Chef at Astrid y Gaston, listed on the San Pellegrino World’s Best Restaurants list. It aims to "integrate Peruvian traditional cuisine with a modern and contemporary twist."

 

Honey & Co
Address: 25a Warren Street, London W1T 5LZ
What We Know: This restaurant Fitzrovia comes from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, a team that used to work at Ottolenghi and Nopi. The restaurant specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine and it's rated by many as one of the best restaurants in the area, and has a sister restaurant too - Honey & Smoke.

 

Hakkasan
Address: 8 Hanway Place, London W1T 1HD
What We Know: The original Hakkasan is tucked down a tiny alleyway just off Tottenham Court Road. Step inside though and you're transported to a Chinese den of black laquer and gold. Awarded a Michelin star two years after opening, it's retained it every year since.

 

Pied á Terre
Address: 34 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NH
What We Know: Since it opened in 1991, Pied a Terre has launched the careers of Richard Neat, Tom Aikens and Shane Osborn. Expect exquisitely sourced and prepared ingredients from this Michelin-starred kitchen.

 

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