North of Oxford Street, there's a lot to choose from - and it's not all confined to Charlotte Street. Here's our pick...
As the name suggests, multiple Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Quique Dacosta's first London restaurant has a big focus on rice with loads of paella on the menu. But it's not ALL rice and there's a cracking bar upstairs too.
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. They also take bookings - so that's something of a blessing.
Owned by former wine shipper Tim Luther (who also opened Copita and Tapas 44) this tapas spot has been fairly quietly building a loyal audience in London's media heartland for its standout tapas and excellent sherry list.
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.
This huge Caravan space has taken over an old BBC recording studio. Expect coffee and brunch aplenty as well as the usual Caravan staples - there's also private dining space here as well.
The Big Mamma Group's second opening in London saw them hit up Fitzrovia with a massively OTT slice of Mediterranean charm and flavour. Expect queues.
This was the second opening from the team behind Quality Chop House, Portland and Emilia. The corner site has loads of natural light and serves up seasonal dishes influenced by what UK produce is great right now.
In addition to its Press for Pisco button, this larger follow-up to the Covent Garden original sticks to the general Peruvian Nikkei vibe - expect to find all the usual favourites (like their amazing smores) on the menu along with new baos and more.
Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia serves up food inspired from modern Asian cuisine which means a menu with laksa, gyoza and more.
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.
This restaurant comes from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich, a husband and wife team that used to work at Ottolenghi and Nopi. The restaurant specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine and, as one of the best places to eat in the area, is always hard to get into.
Here at Koba it's all about DIY - so the focus is on Korean tableside barbecuing.but there's also hotpots, bibimbab and kimchi as well on the menu.
Coming from a family of well known Hainanese chefs it's no wonder head chef Danny knows his way around a good laksa. They also have a special vegan menu.
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."
The Fitzrovia outpost of Mac and Wild. A laid-back restaurant with more than a hint of its Scottish roots about it. There's a big focus on meat (particularly venison), plus award-winning burgers and the odd haggis thrown in for good measure.
The Waney family (Roka, Zuma, The Arts Club) are behind this modern Greek restaurant - think Mediterranean sharing plates with a twist.
Ex Le Gavroche chef Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband have opened their own place on Charlotte Street where she presides over the kitchen and he runs the wine side of things.
Upstairs is a private members club, but Mortimer House Kitchen is open to the public and features the ex-head chef of L'anima, Lello Favuzzi, in the kitchen serving up a Middle Eastern-influenced menu.
Pied a Terre's GM heads out on his own with this neighbourhood spot where it's all about ultra personal treatment and giving the customer what they really want. Expect classic French food.
Norma is the first solo restaurant from Ben Tish, previously known as one of the driving culinary forces behind the Salt Yard Group. This is a partnership with the Stafford Hotel (where he also manages the food) and sees him embracing Sicilian cuisine on Charlotte Street.
From humble beginnings as a Spitalfields food truck to a full blown sandwich restaurant and dive bar in Fitzrovia, Passyunk Avenue is now in bricks-and-mortar form, plying Londoners with cheesesteaks, meatball sandwiches and more.
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 where Asimakis Chaniotis is now running the show.
From the team behind Clipstone and Emilia, this all day spot sets out it stall as "cooking the best produce, simply but with imagination and plenty of care". Both the main menu and wine list change frequently.
The people behind the Riding House Cafe have previously opened Village East and the Garrison in Bermondsey. This central London spot is all-day brasserie with an American feel, featuring small plates to share as well as more traditional mains.
At Roka it's all about the robata grill. Start with sushi or sashimi and work your way up through dishes like black cod to various yakitori sticks.
Yotam Ottolenghi's restaurant in Fitzrovia is a bit of a departure for the chef and author. Veg is still at the heart, but this place with an ex-Grain Store chef sees them using fire and fermentation more.
The original restaurant in the Salt Yard group - this introduced Londoners to the delights of Spanish and Italian small plates. They have a cracking wine and sherry list too.
From the award winning Santa Maria group, this pizzeria is all about attention to detail. Owners Pasquale Chionchio and Angelo Ambrosio even brought in sand from Vesuvius to rest their pizza oven on.
Six by Nico is the brainchils of Scottish Chef Nico Simeone and it's the latest in a series of restaurants that focuses on a single six-course tasting menu that changes every six weeks. The restaurant is pitchied somewhere between casual and fine dining and offers great value for its ever-changing menu.
From the team behind Chisou this is a modern sushi restaurant serving up contemporary combos so don't be surprised to find items like chilli ponzu jelly or truffled teriyaki sauce on the menu.
Jun Tanaka solo venture is 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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