London restaurants - Chelsea, Kensington

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The Berkeley, Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL

Cedric Grolet is often described as the best pastry chef in the world and this is his London outpost (the first outside France). Here he's in charge of the main pattisserie at The Berkeley hotel where you can both have his pastries in the cafe or sit at the pattiserie counter for a cake and pastry tasting experience like no other.

The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RN

This is the London outpost of Salt Bae, the internet sensation best known for his special flourishes with salt to finish off the steak. If you are fully bought in to the Salt Bae hype train, this will be the place for you (particularly if the chef is in town). It is fiendishly expensive alongside all that, with the £600+ gold covered steak being, shall we say, a little on the ostentatious side..

Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA

The main restaurant at the five star Lanesborough hotel on Hyde Park Corner is one of London's more beautiful dining rooms with a conservatory ceiling flooding the place with light. Expect modern European cuisine done with finesse whilst roaming the UK for the best ingredients.

174 Pavilion Rd, London SW1X 0AW
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This addition to Chelsea's Pavilion Road sees the co-founder of Bonnie Gull opening a fishmonger and deli which transforms into a seafood bar in the evening. And Leo Carreira is in charge of the menu.

10 Lincoln St, London SW3 2TS
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

The chef and GM who headed up London's top Indian restaurants including Gymkhana and Jamavar are opening their first solo venture in Chelsea.

75 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9SG

From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they've put all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel. He's in charge of all the food, including bar, restaurant, afternoon tea and even the room service food.

101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Former Engawa chef Akira Shimizu is opening his own robatayaki and sushi restaurant in Japan's new cultural centre, Japan House on Kensington High Street.

4 Knightsbridge Green, London, UK SW1X 7QA

This is new restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel (yes, the one that's related to the top end brand) in Knightsbridge. Itt's run by the same group that runs Scarpetta in New York (and a few more restaurants worldwide). Sette is an upscale Italian restaurant, taking in some influences from its American cousins.

Harry's Dolce Vita
27-31 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1BB
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Caprice Holdings have a pretty good hit rate in London and they're winning again with this Knightsbridge opening. This time around, it's a loosely 50's/60's Italian themed bar and restaurant with its own terrace. It's based on Harry's Bar - but you don't need a membership for this restaurant. Expect casual Italian dining.

3 Yeoman's Row, Chelsea, London SW3 2AL
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Hawksmoor has grown considerably since they first started in Spitalfields - reaching here in Knightsbridge and beyond. At the subterranean Knightsbridge location, you can get all the best steaks and cocktails that they're known for - and some great seafood dishes too.

Dishoom Kensington
The Barkers Building, Derry Street,London W8 5HR

Already a huge success wherever they open, this sees Dishoom opening in Kensington. Expect a large array of Indian small plates and expect a queue to get in at peak times.

2A Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT

Central London's legendary nightclub Mahiki is getting a sister venue in Kensington, with a Polynesian-themed restaurant inside called Pufferfish. Its tableside-seared salmon, champagne-topped treasure chests and tropical cocktails should reel in the celebs like its Mayfair branch.

Villa Mama's
25 Elystan St, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT

After a successful first opening in her home country, Bahraini chef Roaya have opened here in London. Step in for a breakfast flatbread with homemade yoghurt in their terracotta-lined courtyard, try a plum cocktail on the al fresco terrace or order far too much from their Mezzeh sharing plates menu.

Zheng Chelsea
4 Sydney Street, Chelsea, London SW3 6PP
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The original Zheng in Oxford has been a big hit, and now they've opened a second restaurant in Chelsea. Expect pan-Asian cuisine with a particular focus on Malaysian cooking.

Elystan Street
43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Phil Howard brought in two Michelin Stars to The Square before he moved on. This is the next restaurant where he's in the kitchen, with a slightly more laid-back feel.

Claude Bosi at Bibendum
Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD
Critic reviews - total score out of 10
Michelin star 2 Michelin stars

Originally at Hibiscus, Claude Bosi's home is now at the classic Bibendum building. Being in the Michelin building seems a very good fit for Bosi whose fine-dining French style has already won him two stars. He's also in charge of the downstairs seafood restaurant.

Launceston Place
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.

Restaurant Ours
264 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2AS
Critic reviews - total score 2.5 out of 10

This is the next restaurant from Tom Sellers, who's behind the very popular Restaurant Story. He's joined up with Daniel Phippard for this restaurant hidden behind Brompton Road which will have classic and contemporary influences. And a great big tree in the middle of it too. Expect a buzzing bar.

The Hour Glass
279-283 Brompton Road, London SW3 2DY
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The Hour Glass pub has two new owners - Luke Mackay and David Turcan, who run Brompton Food Market. Expect a regularly changing menu with lots of products from artisan producers.

172 Kings Road, London,SW3 4UP
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

A couple of years after the successful launch of The Shed in Notting Hill, The Gladwin brothers are back with their follow up, Rabbit. This time it's a "celebration of wild British food" in Chelsea.

Walton House, Walton Street, London SW3 2JH
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

This new Italian is taking over a classic building in Knightsbridge and is being consulted by the legendary Silvano Giraldin, best known for his exemplary service when he was General Manager at Le Gavroche. Expect classic Italian and there's a separate bar and courtyard too.

Brasserie Gustave
4 Sydney Street, London SW3 6PP
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This Chelsea brasserie has a lot of respected restaurant folk behind it who have worked at Brasserie St Jacques, The Greenhouse, Brown’s Hotel, The Ritz Hotel, Harry’s Bar and The Arch. Expect classic French brasserie dishes with a lot of trolley service too.

The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

This is Marcus Wareing's main base in London, and where he's earned a Michelin star (and also where you're most likely to see him in the kitchen). Expect top-notch Michelin-starred fine dining, where the ingredients are the main focus of the menus.

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. 

Dirty Bones
20 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4EP
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

By day, this restaurant will look for the world to be a basic hot dog kiosk serving up one classic Yankee dog (served with yellow mustard, red ketchup and spring onions). At night a hidden door to the restaurant downstairs is opened, where they'll be serving up an extended hot dog list and also the 'bones' part of the menu (Boston ribeye steak and more) plus what looks to be a great cocktail list.

Bo Lang
100 Draycott Avenue, London SW3 3AD
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

The team at Bo lang include Head Chef and Dim Sum Master Kai Wang, who has over 10 years experience as a dim sum chef with his previous London places of employment including Novikov and Grand Imperial at Grosvenor House. The menu features a mix of traditional and modern dim sum.

11 Cadogan Gardens, London, SW3 2RJ
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

This modern European restaurant boasts a chef, Manuel Oliveri, who has worked at Gauthier as sous chef and management who have worked at Galvin at Windows, Le Gavroche and Rousillon among other places and promises and affordable menu for the area. All this is supported with its own on-site wine cellar.

343 Kensington High Street London W8 6NW
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Ex-lawyer turned chef Guglielmo Arnulfo has opened this new Italian restaurant specialising in dishes from Liguria. The menu includes stuffed courgette blossoms, Troffie al Pesto – a Ligurian speciality pasta with just flour and water, and Cuttlefish in Zimino – Tuscan cuttlefish stew. There will also be a luxury wine cellar with private dining on the lower ground floor, seating up to 15.

The Five Fields
8-9 Blacklands Terrace, London SW3 2SP
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

This fine dining restaurant in Chelsea is being run by a team with a very impressive background. The head chef is from Marcus Wareing, the pastry chef and sommelier were both at Tom Aikens and the chef patron/owner was at NYC's two Michelin starred Corton. Expect modern seasonal cooking which will pay "particular attention to Britain’s finest artisanal produce".

68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HP
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
Michelin star 3 Michelin stars

This is Gordon Ramsay's flagship restaurant on Hospital Road. Since Clare Smyth's departure, Matt Abé is the man in the kitchen here, in charge of retaining Gordon's three stars.

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