The best restaurants in London

North of Oxford Street, there's a lot to choose from - and it's not all confined to Charlotte Street. Here's our pick...

 

arros
Address: 64 Eastcastle St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8NQ
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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.

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Bao Fitzrovia
Address: 31 Windmill St, London W1T 2JN
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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.

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barricanew
Address: 62 Goodge Street, London W1T 4NE
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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.

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bernersnew
Address: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP
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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.

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bubblenew
Address: 70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG
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James Knappett and his wife Sandia Chang turned out to be a formidable double act when they opened a restaurant of two halves. This is the hot-dog half at the front of the restaurant, serving up gourmet hot dogs alongside grower champagnes and other sparkling wines.

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caravanfitz
Address: 152–156 Great Portland St Fitzrovia, London W1W 6AJ
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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.

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circolo
Address: 40-41 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HX
What We Know:

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.

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Clipstone
Address: 5 Clipstone St, London W1W 6BB
What We Know:

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.

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flesh-buns-fitz
Address: 32 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3LR
What We Know:

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.

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Foley's
Address: 23 Foley Street, London W1W 6DU
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Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia serves up food inspired from modern Asian cuisine which means a menu with laksa, gyoza and more.

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hakhan
Address: 8 Hanway Place, London W1T 1HD
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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.

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honeyconew
Address: 25a Warren Street, London W1T 5LZ
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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.

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Kitchen Table
Address: 70 Charlotte St, London W1T 4QG
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Kitchen Table is the main event of the two-part restaurant from James Knappett and Sandia Chang (also including Bubbledogs). Here you can expect a new meal almost every visit as the menu evolves depending on the chef's preferences and the seasons. And all this in a setting that sees you seated around the open kitchen watching and interacting with the chefs.

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koba
Address: 11 Rathbone St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1NA
What We Know:

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.

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kyseri
Address: 64 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DN
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The duo behind Shoreditch's popular Oklava restaurant,Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, have opened this spot in Fitzrovia, where they make Turkish pasta in the window and serve up an eclectic selection of wines.

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laksa
Address: 92 Newman St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3EZ
What We Know:

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.

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limanew
Address: 31 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1JH
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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."

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Mac and Wild Fitzrovia
Address: 65 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7PS
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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.

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meraki
Address: 80-82 Great Titchfield St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7QT
What We Know:

The Waney family (Roka, Zuma, The Arts Club) are behind this modern Greek restaurant - think Mediterranean sharing plates with a twist.

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Mere
Address: 74 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QH
What We Know:

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.

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mortimer
Address: 41 Mortimer St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JH
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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.

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Noize
Address: 39 Whitfield St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 2SF
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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.

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Passyunk Avenue
Address: 80 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6NE
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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.

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percy-new
Address: 1 Pearson Square, Fitzroy Place, London, W1T 3BF
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From the Open House group this is a huge restaurant seating 200 people in the revamped Fitzroy Square in Fitzrovia. It features three separate bar areas and serves food with "locally, sustainably sourced and artisan-prepared ingredients.

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picturenew
Address: 110 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PQ
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This "informal" restaurant features former head chefs from both Arbutus and Wild Honey as Alan Christie and Colin Kelly go it alone. It's divided into a bar area at the front and more traditional dining down the back. Expect some excellent value on their special tasting menus too.

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Pied á Terre
Address: 34 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NH
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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.

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Portland
Address: 113 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6QQ
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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.

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ridingnew
Address: 43-51 Great Titchfield St, London W1W 7PQ
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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.

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rokacharl
Address: 37 Charlotte Street, London W1T 1RR
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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.

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rovi
Address: 55 Wells Street, London W1A 3AE
What We Know:

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.

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saltyard
Address: 54 Goodge St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4NA
What We Know:

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.

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santafitz
Address: 160 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6YR
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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.

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sushiatelier
Address: 114 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6PA
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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.

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The Ninth
Address: 22 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NB
What We Know:

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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remedy
Address: 124 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6PG
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Billed as a wine bar and kitchen, this small Fitzrovian spot is inspired by "Continental enotecas and neighbourhood bistros" and has a small producer-focused wine list.

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