London is now firmly established as one of the world’s premier dining destinations. Its streets are lined with some of the finest eateries to be found anywhere on the planet, so if you’re planning a trip to the city, you’re in for a culinary treat.
Here are just a few of the fabulous dining establishments on offer when you’re visiting the capital.
The Landmark London
Whether you’re staying there as a guest or not, you don’t want to miss out on the sumptuous meals provided at The Landmark London. The five-star hotel is home to some of the most impressive restaurants in the city. If you want a sophisticated and stylish yet relaxed meal, you can check out the twotwentytwo restaurant and bar.
Another great option is the Winter Garden. Set beneath a magnificent eight-storey glass roof atrium, it offers a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner options. However, it is particularly well known for its Champagne Brunch. Every Sunday, it serves up an indulgent buffet of smoked salmon, continental charcuterie, home-baked pastries and salads. These are complemented by mains including the likes of seared sea bass or roasted rib eye of beef. You can wash all of this down with a limitless supply of chilled champagne and you get to enjoy live entertainment too.
Internationally renowned chef Jason Atherton is building up an empire of eateries across the globe and none are more high-end than his 2013 venture Berners Tavern. The restaurant features grand chandeliers, impressive art work and, of course, plenty of delicious food.
Before starting your meal, you can enjoy a cocktail in the Punch Room. Meanwhile, once you take your seat at your table, you can tuck into delights such as bread-crumbed duck egg with fresh pea puree and crisp Cumbrian ham or pan-braised halibut with squid ink risotto.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay seems to create a stir wherever he goes, and his self-titled restaurant on Royal Hospital Road is no exception. The eatery was established in 1998 and it is run by chef patron Clare Smyth MBE.
You won’t be disappointed by the quality of food on offer in this three Michelin-starred establishment. It serves up modern French creations such as pressed foie gras with green apples, turnips, watercress and smoked duck or ravioli of lobster, langoustine and salmon served with a light bisque, caviar and sorrel velout?.
Another of the capital’s culinary highlights is Hibiscus. Located in Mayfair, it is headed by chef patron Claude Bosi. He sources most of his ingredients from within the British Isles and puts his classical training to use serving up modern dishes such as lamb sweetbread with goats cheese, black pepper and sorrel or Cornish John Dory with girolles and Lancashire mead sauce.
For the ultimate experience, you can book the chef’s table, where all your dishes will be prepared and served in front of you by a senior chef.
Be warned though, to get a seat at exclusive eateries like these, you may need to book well in advance.