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The City
120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5BA

14 Hills is from the D&D Group and it's quite, quite beautiful. With views over the City across to the Shard and Tower Bridge it's spectacular at night. Inside there are full grown trees, huge pot plants everywhere and every inch of the ceiling is dripping with foliage. As for the food, that's "modern British cooking with a touch of French flair".

South London
12 - 14 Arches Ln, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AB

If low beer miles are a concern, then this Battersea taproom couldn’t be a better choice - they pump their beers direct from the brewery to their tanks. Food-wise it’s British cheese and charcuterie sharing boards and toasties.

East London
177-179 Morning Ln, London E9 6LH

Nest comes from the same team behind West London's Fenn and offers a set, regularly changing menu of small plates with a strong focus on provenance and local, British suppliers. Sustainability is also a big thing here and the wine list concentrates on low/no intervention.

East London
60 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ

Hill and Szrok are one of the most respected butchers in Hackney, on bustling Broadway market. But in the evening, when the meat is all put away, the place transforms into a neighbourhood restaurant with a menu dictated by the produce available. As you can imagine, their meat, sourced from smaller independent farmers, is front and centre.

East London
396 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH

A longstanding hit near to London Fields, E5 Bakehouse is not only one of London's best bakeries, they're one of the best cafes in the area. They have daily breakfasts and sandwiches or toasties at lunch but the weekend brunches are where it's really at.

East London
Abbot St, London E8 3DP

One of London's great bakeries, The Dusty Knuckle is best known for its impeccable sourdough - particular the potato variety. That sourdough is used to make amazing sandwiches here, but there are also salads pastries and more. There are a few seats inside, but on a good day you'll want a seat outside in the yard. Look out for their evening events too where you might be able to grab a pizza.

Mayfair, Belgravia
10 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BX

Chefs Will Murray and Jack Croft met in the kitchens of Dinner by Heston and then teamed up with James Robson to come up with Fallow. They run big on sustainability, so they use interesting cuts and everything is super seasonal and focuses mainly on British and Irish produce.

Mayfair, Belgravia
6-8 Mill Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 2AZ

This Mayfair pub is best known for its pies - having won the British Pie Awards three times. It's also now run by the same people behind The Guinea, so there's an expanded menu as well as access to all the wines on The Guinea's list. Look out for the secret roof terrace at the back.

King's Cross, Bloomsbury
Unit 119a Coal Drops Yard, London N1C 4DQ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy followed up Pidgin with a more casual restaurant in King's Cross. It's all about the sandwich here with some genuinely inventive options to choose from.

East London
11-17 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

It's taken millions to transform the old Savoy Cinema into a modern arts space and the restaurant is every bit as ambitious with former St John executive chef Chris Gillard running things. Expect a menu of modern British cuisine.

Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
29 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0DU

In a quiet part of Clerkenwell, The Green comes from the same people who also run The Culpeper in Shoreditch. Either take it easy in the pub downstairs or head up to the first floor restaurant and you'll find the pub serving modern British food from an ever changing menu. Also look out for a Sunday lunch where they concentrate on Beef Wellington and one key roast dish.

King's Cross, Bloomsbury
10 Argyle Street, London WC1H 8EG

The huge Standard hotel comes with not one, but two ground floor drinking spaces. Run by ex-Pachamama chef Adam Rawson, there will be Isla (focusing on British coastal cuisine) and the more British pub/dive bar Double Standard.

South London
105 Peckham High St, Peckham, London SE15 5RS

One of the oldest pie & mash shops in London, this branch of the Manze empire opened in 1927. Still in the original family’s hands, it’s renowned for its pies, mashed potato and liquor, as well as their jellied or stewed eels. Walking inside feels like stepping back in time with chilli vinegar on the table and white-clothed friendly staff.

The City
27 Poultry, London EC2R 8AJ

The Ned is both an impressive City hotel as well as a collection of restaurants. Soho House took over an impressive (and huge) old banking site and stuffed it with places to eat. There are ten restaurants to choose from and while some City restaurants get quiet at the weekends - this is buzzy at all times.

Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
16 Playground Gardens, London E2 7FA
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

This is the original Rochelle Canteen, from chef Margot Henderson and business partner Melanie Arnold, and has been held up by almost every chef in London as one of the best places to eat at in town. Henderson serves up classic, seasonal cooking. It's a little on the hard side to find - but well worth it.

Rochelle Canteen at the ICA
Mayfair, Belgravia
The ICA, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH

Popular east London spot Rochelle Canteen from Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold is going all central. Expect similar style food, which looks deceptively simple but which showcases thoroughly excellent cooking.

Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
94-96 Commercial St, London E1 6LZ

The Shoreditch outpost of the St John empire is almost like a finishing school for London chefs. This restaurant is the beating heart of seasonal British cooking in London and has spread that influence all over the UK. A cracking place for a weekend breakfast too.

Neo Bistro
Mayfair, Belgravia
11 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, W1C
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Expect a seasonal menu with regular specials at the heart of this new relaxed bistro-style restaurant, bringing a taste of British new wave dining to Mayfair. And it boasts two very experienced chefs, Alex Harper and Mark Jarvis, at the helm.

Smoke + Salt
South London
Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Having run supperclubs and residencies across London (as well as a long term spot in Islington) Smoke + Salt have settled down in Brixton. Expect various methods of smoking, curing and preserving to appear throughout the menu.

The Garden Cafe
South London
Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

There's a new in Lambeth attached to the freshly reopened Garden Museum, and it's some interesting chefs at the helm, who'll be dishing up a daily changing menu.

North London
The Arts Building, Morris Place, London N4 3JG.
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

After 25 years working for Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett, chef Emma Duggan is going solo with this restaurant on Stroud Green Road, just north of Finsbury Park station.

The Game Bird at The Stafford
Mayfair, Belgravia
The Stafford Hotel, 16-18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The Stafford Hotel's main restaurant has a menu by acclaimed chef Ben Tish. Expect a lot of game on the menu which is an ultra-British affair.

Launceston Place
Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
1a Launceston Place, London W8 5RL
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Launceston Place has been a mainstay of the high-end Kensington dining scene for some time. And now it's had something of a rejuvenation with new head chef Ben Murphy at the helm. Expect a tasting menu with more than a few twists taken from Murphy's background.

Temper Soho
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
25 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This is the first of the Temper restaurants, taking over a huge basement spot in Soho. The room is dominated by a central kitchen where all the smoking happens. From that you can expect tacos, meat piled onto freshly baked flatbread and a lot of mezcal.

The Marksman
East London
254 Hackney Road, London, E2 7SJ

This is a revamped pub from two St John veterans, Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram is both one of Hackney's best pub and best restaurants. Downstairs in the pub, make sure to get one of their excellent beef and barley buns, while upstairs its an actual crime to leave without trying their brown butter & honey tart, one of London's best desserts. Their Sunday roasts are exceptional too.

Noble Rot
The City
51 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The people behind Noble Rot magazine have opened a wine bar - but not any old wine bar. They've enlisted not only an ex-Sportsman chef but the Sportsman's Exec Chef Stephen Harris is advising on the menu too.

East London
120-122 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

This restaurant is from Magnus Reid, previously best known for the Rooftop Cafe near London Bridge. This is a wine bar and restaurant which features a seasonal menu and an ever-changing wine list from small producers.

Six Portland Road
West London
6 Portland Rd, London W11 4LA
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Six Portland Road comes from Oli Barker (who used to head up Terroirs alongside Ed Wilson). It's a small 40 seater restaurant with an ever-changing European-influenced menu, always with five choices for starters, main and dessert. The wine list is well worth a look, with a focused list of around 50 and primarily small growers.

Guinea Grill
Mayfair, Belgravia
30 Bruton Place, Mayfair, London W1J 6N
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The Guinea Grill has been a London steak institution since 1952 and it's still going strong, particularly under the leadership of landlord Oisin Rogers. Expect perfectly cooked steaks in an old school setting and a breakfast menu that'll set you up for days.

Counter Culture
South London
15 The Pavement, London, Clapham SW4 0HY
Critic reviews - total score 10 out of 10

This is next door to the Dairy, and taking the space formerly held by The Deli in an entirely new direction. Billed as "The Dairy's evil little brother", Counter Culture sees them aiming for the vibe of a San Sebastián pintxos bar - but with the Dairy's signature style.

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