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London restaurants best for... Classic London dining

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Mayfair, Belgravia
55 Jermyn Street, London, SW1Y 6LX
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7LB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

One of London's oldest restaurants, there has been a Rules serving food in and around this part of Covent Garden since 1798. Here is where you come if you're after history and classic British dishes, served well. The upstairs cocktail bar is legendary.

Westminster, Strand, Victoria
Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

The Goring has been a London institution for over 100 years. It's around the corner from Buckingham Palace and the Queen has been known to pop in from time to time, so if you're lucky you might see a royal or two. Here you'll find high-end Michelin-starred dining. Don't miss out on the eggs drumkilbo - they were a fave of the Queen Mother.

North London
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Rd, London NW1 2AR
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

This is Marcus Wareing's outpost at King's Cross - a lavish bar and restaurant in the St Pancras Hotel. The classic architecture has been enhanced by David Collins designs and there's a menu that focuses on the best of British, reinvented. There's an excellent bar alongside, which is worth a visit even if you're not going to the restaurant.

The Savoy Grill
Westminster, Strand, Victoria
The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London WC2R 0EU
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Gordon Ramsay launches the new Savoy Grill, with head chef Stuart Gillies in charge and now with an added champagne bar.

St John
Shoreditch, Clerkenwell
26 St John Street, London EC1M 4AY
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Fergus Henderson's renowned restaurant, which just turned 25, is many critics' favourite in London. Its focus on "nose to tail" eating makes it a must visit for anyone looking for the very best in modern British cooking.

St Pancras Grand
North London
St Pancras Grand, St Pancras International, London, NW1 9QP
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

With the helping hand of Fay Maschler in the menu department, Searcy's have turned this flagship project into a British destination restaurant to thrill French tourists as they disembark at St Pancras as well as enticing somewhat reticent Londoners into dining at their own railway stations.

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