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fiend
West London
301 Portobello Road, London W10 5TD

Fiend is from Chris Denney, previously of 108 Garage. Here's he's putting together a menu that's trying to be as eclectic as it can in what's described as a "vibrant bohemian restaurant, bar and lounge" that's "provocative, rebellious and inspired".

lostsociety
South London
339 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 4LS

Recently renovated, this popular Battersea haunt has been given a Gatsby-style makeover. So if you’re after somewhere a bit glam to go ‘out out’ then this is the venue for you. Weekend brunches are a big thing here and the cocktail list combines both low and no alcohol serves as well as those with a serious kick.

linnneaen
South London
Embassy Gardens, 2 New Union Square, Nine Elms, London SW11 7AX

With a spa, hairdressers and beauty salon, the cafe here follows the same ethos of wellbeing with a plant-forward menu and list of organic wines on offer. Vegan, flexitarian, gluten-free and dairy-free diets are all catered for.

nest
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.

sessionshousedining
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
24 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0NA

This restaurant taking old over an old Grade II courthouse in Clerkenwell sees the return of Florence Knight to the London restaurant scene, with a menu that is a mix of British, French and Italian cooking. As befitting its protected status, it's also in one of the most beautiful dining rooms in London and it's also a wine bar and art gallery space.

parkrow
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
77 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9ZN

This huge restaurant in Soho is inspired (officially) by DC Comics. But you may well have heard it referred to as "The Batman restaurant". Essentially, it's a massive subterranean space which takes elements of various Batman stories as its theme. There are multiple areas throughout, but the immersive Monarch Theatre is an experience like no other in London.

cafececilia
East London
Canal Place, 32 Andrews Rd, London E8 4RL

This is Max Rocha's solo restaurant by the canal in Hackney. The chef came from The River Cafe and like many of London's best chefs has also spent time at St John Bread & Wine. It's just breakfast and lunch right now, but dishes like rabbit tagliatelle and sage & anchovy fritti (not to mention Guinness bread ice cream) should make this a very worthwhile trip to the canal.

littleduck
East London
68 Dalston Ln, London E8 3AH

All-day Hackney restaurant Little Duck - The Picklery comes from the same people behind Rawduck and Ducksoup. It's part shop and cafe and they're proud of their fermented food and drink (as the name gives away). On the menu, expect small plates that see those pickles put into action, with a focus on sharing.

pem1
Westminster, Strand, Victoria
Conrad London St. James, 22-28 Broadway, Westminster, London SW1H 0BH

She won loads of plaudits for her time at The Harwood Arms and now Sally Abé has moved to the Conrad St James. She's in charge of all the food at the hotel and this is her main restaurant, aiming to "build on the foundations of British cuisine" with a menu that intends to be elevated but fun.

nomadnew
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
28 Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AT

This sees boutique US hotel group NoMad has expanding outside the USA for the first time and they've done it with style. It combines a world-class bar (the cocktails are truly excellent) with one of the best looking restaurants in London and became an instant hit. The Chicken Dinner is definitely worth a look and the bar is very welcome for an area of Covent Garden that isn't blessed with them.

cheesebarge
West London
Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London W2 6HY

The Cheese Bar team could simply have settled for serving cheese platters on a boat and Londoners would have lapped it up, but they've done so much more with this floating restaurant. The vessel itself - purpose-built- gives nearly everyone a water level view. As for the food, it really is all about cheese in many, many different forms - and that's a very good thing.

cafedeco
King's Cross, Bloomsbury
43 Store Street, London WC1E 7DB

Anna Tobias is an ex-River Cafe and Rochelle Canteen chef and her first solo venture, in Bloomsbury, is backed by the people behind 40 Maltby Street and it's very much about comfort food. Keep an eye on Instagram for the daily changing menu - each one is a masterclass in great menu writing.

nook
North London
220 St Paul's Rd, Highbury, London N1 2LL

The Nook comes from Angus and Lale Oztek-Pook who have experience at Zucca, Bernardis and Oklava among others. The food is described as "contemporary European with a Turkish twist" and is paired with a winelist of sustainable, organic, biodynamic and minimal intervention wines. It works as a deli too, so there's lots to take away.

berlarder
South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey
153-157 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 3LW

Coming from Robin Gill, this is The Dairy Mk II in everything but name. The same team, the same seasonal menus, great wine and cocktail list - just in a different location.

silo
East London
Unit 7, The white building, 1st Floor,c/o CRATE Bar, Queen's Yard, London E9 5EN

This East London restaurant from Douglas McMaster is at the forefront of no-waste cooking (and restaurants) in London. McMaster has been involved in the no-waste initiative from the early days and has created a restaurant that both embraces the movement fully and showcases the excellent food that a no waste ethos can produce.

noblerotsoho
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
2 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4NB

This is the follow up to the original Noble Rot, led by Mark Andrew and Daniel Keeling. This Soho outing is a purely restaurant affair, which takes on the building that used to be the Gay Hussar. Dishes explore the heritage of that Hungarian restaurant and, of course, there's an excellent wine list.

daffy
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
70-74 City Rd, Old Street, London EC1Y 2BJ

This is the Old Street restaurant for Richard Corrigan, the top Irish chef who's also behind Bentley's in Mayfair. Expect a menu that has a modern European base mixed in with various Irish influences. There's an excellent pub downstairs too, in the shape of Gibney's.

windmill
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.

behind
East London
20 Sidworth Street, London E8 3SD
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Andy Beynon's London Fields restaurant is all about opening up the kitchen experience. That starts with a huge counter that you gather around for a truly unique tasting menu experience (with a focus on seafood).

allegra
East London
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 20 International Way, London E20 1FD

This Stradford restaurant comes from chef Patrick Powell, previously Head Chef at the Chiltern Firehouse. He's taken over a huge space in The Stratford, with a new-style fine-dining menu (as well as a more informal menu for the bar and extensive terrace).

sola
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
64 Dean Street, London W1D 4QQ
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Victor Garvey's Soho restaurant looks towards Californian fine-dining restaurants for its inspiration. So there's a West Coast USA vibe to the restaurant, fitted into its Soho location.

trivet
South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey
36 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London SE1 3SU

Trivet is a joint collaboration between chef Jonny Lake and master sommelier Isa Bal, both alumni of Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck. Here you can expect an informal take on fine dining with a truly epic wine list that covers the globe. The attached wine bar has a pared down menu that's also worth trying out.

davies
Mayfair, Belgravia
Claridge’s, Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

This is the London restaurant for Daniel Humm, whose Eleven Madison Park restaurant has reached number 1 on the World's 5- Best Restaurants list. This sees him in charge of the main restaurant at Claridge's with a main fine dining menu - but also snacks at the bar.

muse
Mayfair, Belgravia
38 Groom Place, Belgravia, London SW1X 7BA
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

This sees Tom Aikens return to the kitchen in a mich more intimate setting. Counter dining is the order of the day where you can see the chefs properly in action. The menu is based around Aikens' life and expreience and expect a lot of attention to detail in the presentation.

trinity
South London
4 The Polygon, Clapham, London SW4 0JG
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Adam Byatt's Clapham restaurant is a super neighbourhood restaurant that's also well worth crossing town for. They say their food is seasonal and inspirational, countless loyal customers agree.

celeste
Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

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.

upstairsflor
South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey
1 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

Flor is from the people behind Lyle's, but there's more of a casual vibe to their Borough Market restaurant. Part wine bar and part bakery, there's a mix of influence from France and the pintxos bars of San Sebastian.

gold
West London
95 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Notting Hill's food credentials are boosted by a restaurant and bar team that comes via the River Cafe and Soho House to take what was once a pub. They're serving up sharing plates, and food cooked over fire or in a wood-burning oven, all across four floors.

mortimer
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
41 Mortimer St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JH
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

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.

darby
South London
3 Viaduct Gardens, Nine Elms, London SW11 7AY
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

A menu with some Irish influence menu is on offer at Robin Gill's next restaurant Darby’s, inspired by his father. It's an all-day restaurant and bakery just opposite the US Embassy and they'll also be serving food at the development’s incredible Sky Pool 10 stories up.

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