One of the most prestigious cookery competitions in the world, the Bocuse d'Or takes place every two years. The UK is sending two teams over to compete in the 2013 competition. We bumped into Ready Steady Cook chef Brian Turner, President of the UK Bocuse Team and UK Jury at the launch of the Bocuse d'Or and Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie and asked him to tell us his favourite London restaurants right now.
The Ritz Hotel
50 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom W1J 9BR
"This is fine dining at its best in some of the most luxurious surroundings in London. I think the cooking is vastly under rated. This is the place to eat with someone special."
Millennium Mayfair Hotel, 44 Grosvenor Square Mayfair, London W1K 4HP
"Of all the Japanese restaurants I have ever been to this is the most welcoming and consistent, serving in my opinion the best sushi in town, a great place to relax."
Stratton Street, Piccadilly, London W1J 8LB
"I love Langans, as it is an Old fashioned eatery, is very welcoming and it still does what it says on the tin."
Find more information about the UK Bocuse d'Or teams here.
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Jamie Oliver: "We had the most fantastic meal there."
Observer food critic Jay Rayner: "I sneak off to this small, unassuming place."
Paparazzi Richard Young: "The food is impeccable and you are always guaranteed a good crowd."
Bloomberg's food critic Richard Vines: "I went to lunch last week and it was one of the best meals I've had for a long, long time."