North of Oxford Street, there's a lot to choose from - and it's not all confined to Charlotte Street. Here's our pick...
Akoko is centred around West African cuisine and they say their aim is to "pay homage to the country's culinary heritage by using recipes passed down through generations and traditional cooking techniques of smoking, curing and fermenting".
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. You'll find the usual bao buns here but with many small and sharing dishes that are unique to this branch.
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. There is coffee and brunch aplenty as well as the usual Caravan staples - there's also private dining space here as well.
The original Cin Cin in Brighton started life as a van before becoming a big hit as a restaurant (also winning a Michelin Bib Gourmand). This is their second restaurant and the first time they've opened in London. Expect classic, seasonal Italian fare alongside "good old-fashioned Italian hospitality."
The Big Mamma Group's second opening in London saw them hit up Fitzrovia with a massively OTT slice of Mediterranean charm and flavour. It's extremely popular with a stunning looking room.
This was the third opening from the team behind Quality Chop House and Portland. The corner site has loads of natural light and serves up dishes influenced by seasonal UK produce.
In addition to its Press for Pisco button, this larger follow-up to the Covent Garden original serves up 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 much-loved restaurant comes from Sarit Packer and Itamar Srulovich. The small restaurant specialises in Middle Eastern cuisine and, as one of the best places to eat in the area, is always hard to get into. Popping into the Honey & Spice deli across the road is also recommended.
This Middle Eastern grill restaurant is from the award-winning team behind the nearby Honey & Co. Expect dishes like lamb kofta and chops, whole fish and slow-cooked octopus, charred cauliflower and aubergine.
Having worked for the likes of Tsukiji, Nobu and Zuma, this is Chef Padam Raj Rai's second Hot Stone. It's a steak and sushi bar - so there's all manner of top drawer sushi, lots of it with innovative sauces and toppings, and then a section of steak and seafood to be cooked on the titular hot stones.
Here at Koba it's all about DIY - so the focus is on Korean tableside barbecuing but there are also hotpots, bibimbab and kimchi on the menu as well.
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 & 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.
This is top chef (and TV presenter) Monica Galetti and her sommelier husband's restaurant and wine bar on Charlotte Street. Monica presides over the kitchen and David runs the wine side of things.
Upstairs is a private members club, but Mortimer House Kitchen on the ground floor of this art-deo building and open to the public. It features a menu that's serving up Middle Eastern/Italian-influenced dishes. They describe their dishes as "like a dialogue between an Italian and an Israeli."
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.
Originally launched by Ben Tish, this is an Italian grand cafe-style restaurant from the people behind Mayfair's Stafford Hotel. Here, the menu has a focus on Sicilian cooking, with a strong focus on Moorish cuisine.
From humble beginnings as a Spitalfields food truck to a full blown sandwich restaurant and dive bar in Fitzrovia, Passyunk Avenue is 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. Dishes comprise exquisitely sourced and prepared ingredients from this Michelin-starred kitchen where Asimakis Chaniotis is running the show.
Nancy Silverton is a big name back in the States where the LA Pizzeria Mozza is extremely popular. This is her London outpost, a pizzeria which really does turn out excellent pizzas (and with a menu that's a good deal different from the norm) as well as huge desserts.
From the team behind Clipstone and Quality Chop House, this all day spot sets out its stall as "cooking the best produce, simply but with imagination and plenty of care". Both the main menu and wine list change frequently.
This Fitzrovia spot is an all-day brasserie with an American look and a menu which mixes diner classics with Modern European food and grills - as well as a Caribbean touch to some of the dishes.
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 brainchild 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 pitched 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 Fitzrovia venture is a French/Mediterranean neighbourhood style restaurant which uses fine dining cheffing techniques but with a more casual feel. There's a mix of small plates and larger dishes, with a Michelin touch.
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