The City

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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 and its fans are legion.

Hawksmoor Spitalfields
157 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The original Hawksmoor, and for many the best. Known as the group that transformed steaks in British restaurants forever for the better, this is a perfect place to come to for a meat-fest. And expect some cracking cocktails too - head to the bar downstairs for those and extra snacks not on the main menu.

22 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JB

Dom's Subs in Hackney captured Londoners' hearts with their A-grade sarnies and this sees them bringing them to hungry City workers. Expect some of the best sandwiches in town in their improbably stuffed house-baked semolina rolls, with sandwiches including a Philly sub with Italian roast pork and lots of gravy.

2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR

This Nordic restaurant comes from Soren Jessen, who's also the man behind 1 Lombard Street. Here, it's all about all-day Nordic cooking - expect plenty of hot smoked salmon, open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), Swedish dumplings and more - as well as top Scandinavian pastries.

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".

135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

The idea of opening a massive new palace of Italian food by Liverpool Street station originally seemed faintly ridiculous. Eataly proved them quite wrong - the place has done a storming business ever since it threw open its doors. Go to marvel at the huge grocery section, and then recover with a glass of Chianti and bowl of pasta in one of its many restaurants.

Level 3, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This is the second restaurant from Leonid Shutov - who brought us the wonderful Bob Bob Ricard. His City restaurant has been a long time in the making, and the £25 mil spent on it really shows. Expect opulence - and the press for Champagne buttons too.

152 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BJ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This all-day Old Street bar comes from Alex Kratena, the bartender who ran the World's Best Bar for years and who has teamed up with fellow top class mixologist Monica Berg. And in charge of the food is the mighty TÁ TÁ Eatery.

Holborn Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

A formidable restaurant team have taken on the space at the Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall with their first venture - part bar, part restaurant.

90 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7EB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

With the former head chef of The Dairy heading up the kitchen team, this new all day restaurant and cocktail bar in the City looks worth checking out.

Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Street, London, EC4N 8BN
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Charred, smoked and grilled is the name of the game at Brigadiers, which is cooking up all manner of kebabs, chops, tikka and feasting options for hungry City sorts at the Bloomberg Arcade, with a huge selection of beer to wash it all down. It comes from the same people behind Trishna, Hoppers and Gymkhana - so it's easily one of the best Indian restaurants in the City (with a good bar too).

8A Artillery Ln, Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ

Think of this Spitalfields spot as an elevated wine bar, serving not only a cracking list of Italian wines, but a range of traditional Tuscan dishes using top-notch produce. Their slow cooked regional stews are particularly worth seeking out.

31-33 Throgmorton St, London EC2N 2AT

Part of the Angel Court development, COYA's City branch features a Latin American bar and a restaurant serving contemporary Peruvian dishes. Head to the Pisco Bar for their own bespoke Pisco cocktails and look out for their popular weekend brunch.

10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ

Whether you're looking for Peking Duck or sushi, this restaurant (one of two at the Four Seasons Trinity Square) has what you're after - covering traditional Japanese and Chinese dishes with what they say is a 'modern approach'. Tables are well spaced too making it good for confidential convos.

Unit 2, 30 Angel Ct, Throgmorton St, London EC2R 7HJ

Temper City is one of the group of restaurants that specialises in barbecue, complete with a huge central firepit. On the menu you'll find steak, fish, tacos and more - as well as plenty of mezcal and gin concoctions to wash it all down with.

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.

1 Lombard St, London EC3V 9AA

1 Lombard Street is now something of a City institution, in what used to be a former banking hall. Known for its highly impressive domed bar, it has a modern European menu and the large restaurant can seat up to 200. Expect it to be busy with City folk during the week.

1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ

Coq D'Argent is a restaurant by D&D serving up classic French cuisine. It's a classic City restaurant, over 20 years old, with a prime place at the top of 1 Poultry and with an impressive outside rooftop bar space too.

39 Queen Victoria St, London EC4N 4SF

Sweetings has been a London institution for over 100 years. It's certainly one of the city's oldest seafood restaurants and is only open during the week at lunchtimes. It's a City of London favourite and decidedly old school to boot.

1 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS

Yauatcha City is the second outpost in London for the high-end Chinese restaurant - also famed for its excellent dim sum menu. As well as the restaurant, there's also its own standalone Yauatcha Patisserie, mixing Chinese and European influences. And some damned fine macarons.

Mac and Wild Devonshire Square
9A Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YN

The Devonshire Square outpost of Mac and Wild. A laid-back restaurant with a hind of Scottishness about it, expect a big focus on meat (particularly venison), award-winning burgers and the odd haggis thrown in for good measure.

5 Arundel Street, London WC2R 3DX
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Yen has been winning fans for its soba noodles in Paris and this sees them opening their first London restaurant.

Royal London House, 10th Floor Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX

On the edge of Finsbury Square, this has a view overlooking the square - albeit mainly from the terrace and bar at the front of the hotel - with some excellent views from the private terraces one floor down, which are highly covetable. In winter, there are bookable igloos too while the menu is a modern European affair with a very strong weekend lunch.

Koya City
10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

Koya has been a Soho institution and this was its first expansion outside that area, with a larger location and with the same udon noodles and more that made the original such a big hit.

Bleecker Bloomberg
16 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR

Selling some of the best burgers in town, Bleecker have unleashed their burger restaurant on the shiny new Bloomberg Arcade. With more seats than ever before but the same great burgers.

Caravan City
22 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR

This Caravan is part of Bloomberg Arcade, and it's bringing new dishes and a brand new brunch menu along with it.

Blacklock City
13 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 1DE

Blacklock's City location has all the chops that they're known for, including the must-have "all-in" option plus steaks and lots more. Here they're a particularly good lunch option too, with pork belly buns and steak sarnies on the menu. They're also open on Sunday for a great Sunday lunch in the City.

La Dame de Pic
Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10
Michelin star 2 Michelin stars

The main restaurant at the Four Seasons has French chef Anne-Sophie Pic in charge, and she's won two Michelin stars for this restaurant too. It's very much a modern French fine dining affair set in very luxe surroundings.

48 Gresham St, London EC2V 7AY
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Cabotte is a restaurant founded by two Master Sommeliers. So while the menu is classic French, really the key thing here is the wine list that accompanies it. A good wine for bringing any really keen wine drinkers.

Noble Rot
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.

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