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Sexy Fish
Mayfair, Belgravia
Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

This is the latest restaurant from Richard Caring's Caprice Group, who are also behind the Ivy. It's an upmarket seafood restaurant (with grilled meats too) in Mayfair with a vibe to have much in common with the original Ivy, right down to the use of known artists to decorate the place.

Barrafina Adelaide Street
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

The Hart Brothers (also behind Quo Vadis and Fino) are opening a second venue of Barrafina, the Soho tapas restaurant. While much on the menu will be familiar to diners at their current restaurant with a menu made up of classic and contemporary tapas, chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho is planning some entirely new dishes. Those dishes will probably be inspired by the Josper oven that's being installed here.

Quaglino's
Mayfair, Belgravia
16 Bury Street St James's, London SW1Y 6AJ
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

One of Mayfair St James’ finest dining establishments has had a refresh – except this is far more than a new lick of paint. Quaglino’s, the iconic restaurant and late-night venue, has undergone a full-scale renovation under the direction of D&D London and Russell Sage studios.

Spring
Westminster, Strand, Victoria
Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Place, London WC2R 1LA
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Spring is Skye Gyngell's first solo venture, who had such a big success at Petersham Nurseries. She has set up shop in the "new" wing of Somerset House which hasn't been open to the public for 150 years and serving fair like Grilled langoustine with seaweed butter and Roasted turbot with porcini and bone marrow.

gymkhana
Mayfair, Belgravia
42 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JH
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

This restaurant is from Karam Sethi, the chef behind Michelin starred Trishna and he's taking the concept of colonial gymkhana clubs as a running theme, serving modern Indian food combined with British ingredients, with a focus on the tandoor oven and sigri charcoal grill.

Lyle's
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

James Lowe's restaurant at the Tea Building in Shoreditch proved that a restaurant in Shoreditch could gain a Michelin star. This all-day restaurant showcases his food with a regularly changing menu. Look out for special guests popping in from time to time. And they serve a damn fine coffee throughout the day.

otto
The City
182 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8EW
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Want to be looked after to within an inch of your life? Well, this is the restaurant you come to. Properly old-school French, Otto's has carved out a niche for itself because of a serious bit of kit called the duck press. This dish sees the breast sliced, then the rest of the duck (bar the legs) pressed in the special screw press giving a juice to which Cognac and duck liver are added before it's poured over the rare slices which finish cooking in the sauce. Both very rich and very pricey but, by all accounts, like nothing else in town.

Fera at Claridge's
Mayfair, Belgravia
49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Simon Rogan, also behind L'Enclume and Roganic, has taken over the main restaurant at Claridge's and completely revamped it while offering the same food that is so hugely popular at L'Enclume.

Bob Bob Ricard
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
1 Upper James Street, Soho, London W1F 9DF
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Bob Bob Ricard remains one of our personal faves in town. Whether it's the fantastically blingy design, the rich food with just a hint of Russian in there, the "press for champagne" button or... No, hang on, it's definitely the Press For Champagne button...

dinnerheston4
Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10
Michelin star 2 Michelin stars

One of the few London restaurants on the World's 50 Best list, Heston's only London gaff is still hugely popular. The dishes that captured everyone's attention when it opened - the Meat Fruit (chicken liver parfait shaped like a mandarin) and the Tipsy Cake are still on the menu and are must-order dishes if you haven't got round to trying them yet. Keep an eye out for A-list diners, the hotel is a well-known celebrity haunt. 

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Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

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.

Pollen Street Social
Mayfair, Belgravia
8-10 Pollen Street, London W1S 1NQ
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Jason Atherton has opened his first solo venture in this former Mayfair pub. He's keeping the idea of small dishes and promises 'fine dining with a twist'. The 60 cover restaurant has have two private dining rooms, a large bar where a tapas-style menu will be served, a gin trolley and a dessert bar.

The Clove Club
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

One of the best restaurants in town and one of the few to make it into the World's 50 Best list, The Clove Club is now a London institution, on the must-try lists of all good gastro tourists. Head into the main restaurant for a regularly changing set menu which is at the heart of things here - or to the bar for cocktails and nibbles.

honeyco
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
25a Warren Street, London W1T 5LZ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

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.

Story
South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey
201 Tooley Street, London SE1 2UE
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

He's worked with the likes of Rene Redzepi at Noma, and previously with Tom Aikens, Adam Byatt and Thomas Keller. Now Tom Sellers is has launched his own restaurant in London called Story. Expect "humble ingredients but throws them together in a creative, inspired way" including beef dripping candles that you can eat.

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HP
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
Michelin star 3 Michelin stars
Wiltons
Mayfair, Belgravia
55 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Rules
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7LB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

One of London's oldest restaurant, there has been a Rules serving food in and around this part of Covent Garden since 1798. Here is where you come if you're after history and classic British dishes, served well.

Hawksmoor Air Street
Mayfair, Belgravia
5a Air Street, London, W1J 0AD
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

This is the fourth restaurant from the steakhouse boys, but this time it also has a strong focus on fish which will be cooked on a charcoal grill and is being overseen by fish maestro Mitch Tonks. It's a big old room too, seating up to 235.

Sushi Tetsu
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
12 Jerusalem Passage, London EC1V 4JP
Critic reviews - total score 9.5 out of 10

The tiny Sushi Tetsu is both one of the best sushi restaurants in town and also one of the hardest to get into. With only half a dozen seats inside, each item served to you will be almost a work of art. This may well ruin other sushi restaurants for you...

The Ledbury
West London
127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
Michelin star 2 Michelin stars
Trullo
North London
300 - 302 St Paul's Road, London N1 2LH
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Probably Islington's most famous 9and hard to get into) restaurant, this Italian affair sees Jordan Frieda, formerly front-of-house at The River Cafe teaming up with chef Tim Siadatan - one of the original trainees at Fifteen. Expect superlative Italian cuisine. And if you're having trouble getting into Padella, from the same team, then booking a table here will help you avoid that queue.

Bar Boulud London
Mayfair, Belgravia
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Daniel Boulud is one of the top chefs in Manhattan, where his restaurant Daniel has been the favourite of many a critic. This is his London base and he was one of the trailblazers for non-UK restaurants making a base in London. Here it was all about getting things right - service is top notch, and the famed burgers are some of the best in town. Always a good bet in Knightsbridge.

St John
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Fergus Henderson's renowned restaurant, many critcs' favourite in London, with its specialisation in "nose to tail" eating is a must visit for anyone looking for the very best in modern British cooking.

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