London Restaurants - Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

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55 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LQ

This is the main restaurant upstairs at The George pub in Fitzrovia. It comes from JKS (the people behind Gymkhana) and Kitchen Table's James Knappett, who is behind the menu. Expect a much more elevated approach to a traditional pub menu.

30 Charlotte St., London W1T 2NG

Lisboeta comes from Nuno Mendes, the man behind Viajante, the launch of Chiltern Firehouse and more. As the name suggests, it's heavily influenced by the cuisine of Portugal and Lisbon in particular. Expect plenty of Portuguese small plates, rice dishes and more.

21 Slingsby Pl, London WC2E 9AB

This is the second restaurant for Lahpet, originally finding fame in Shoreditch. It sees them bringing their unique take on Burmese cuisine to the west end, with noodle soups and their famed tea leaf salad all on the menu, along with a great cocktail list. There's a huge heated terrace on the first floor too.

16a Bedford Street, London WC2E 9HE

This is the fourth Blacklock restaurant and one of their biggest. Here you can expect everything they're best known for - great value chops, big steaks and lots and lots of gravy. There are also some amazing pies and ordering something from the cocktail trolley is a must.

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden
27 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Petersham Nurseries has opened in Covent Garden with two restaurants. La Goccia focuses on Italian aperitivo while the main restaurant is The Petersham, with the same approach to slow food cooking as the original in Richmond.

12 Upper St Martins Lane, London WC2H 9FB
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

This is the original Dishoom, the self-styled Bombay cafe that propelled them to success. Now even bigger than before, you'll find small plates, inspired by Indian street food - not to mention bacon naans.

16A D'Arblay Street, London W1F 8EA

Dai Chi comes from the same team as Dalston's Angelina but they're trying something different here. The Japanese restaurant primarily focuses on kushikatsu cuisine - which is all about breaded, deep-fried skewers. You can either go one skewer at the time or go all-in for a good-value omakase menu.

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.

61 Rupert St, Soho, London W1D 7PW

Paradise took over the space once held by Spuntino, serving up British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu that's inspired by the owner's childhood trips to Sri Lanka. This is matched by a sleek room designed by the people who did Smoking Goat and Klin.

23 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4DZ

The duo behind Bun House and Pleasant Lady have turned their original site into a bar and restaurant inspired by the late-night scene of 1960s Hong Kong. The sugar skin Iberico char siu is a revelation.

14- 16 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0SG

Randall & Aubin is a Soho institution, having been here for over 20 years. And there's a reason for its longevity - eating here is a lot of fun. There's a big emphasis on sustainability, on French and British seafood classics - as well as some great rotisserie chicken.

49 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 5BG
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The French House is mainly known as a classic Soho pub - but it also has a dining room upstairs. It's a small affair - it almost feels like a private dining room - but it's hosted some great names. It's now home to ex-Merchants Tavern chef Neil Borthwick who's cooking up French classics.

48 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4EF
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This classic French institution has been in Soho for more than 100 years, serving up classic French cuisine. And, as you can imagine from the name, it serves the very best snails in London. A wonderful institution that still has great life in it.

26-27 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3LL
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

The original Barrafina moved from its Frith Street location to take up pride of place beside (and quite a chunk out of) Quo Vadis. This is the Spanish tapas brand's main location in Soho and features some of the best Spanish food in London, as well as great counter action.

Evelyn's Table
28 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DJ
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

Downstairs from Soho pub The Blue Posts is this tiny restaurant, run by three brothers Luke, Nathaniel and Theo Selby. It's a small counter dining affair with only 11 seats . Expect a regularly changing menu that mixes up British produce and Japanese techniques with classic French dining.

19 Ganton St, Soho, London W1F 7BN
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

Pastaio is Italian for someone who makes pasta by hand - something you'll see plenty of in this venture by Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft) in Soho. Fast, casual and good value - particularly for this area - the pasta is super and the Prosecco slushies a must.

Kricket Soho
12 Denman St, Soho, London W1D 7HH
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

After beginning life in a shipping container as one of the first restaurants in Pop Brixton, Kricket has come far. Inspired by Indian cuisine, they offer an ever-changing menu of Indian small plates. And they feature what may be one of our favourite snacks in town, the samphire pakora dish.

Temper Soho
25 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This is the first of the Temper restaurants, taking over a huge basement spot in Soho. The room is dominated by a central kitchen where all the smoking happens. From that you can expect tacos, meat piled onto freshly baked flatbread and a lot of mezcal.

58 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TL
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10

This restaurant is from the founder of the Smoking Goat, still focusing on Thai food but going for simplicity. Expect a short grill menu and a daily noodle dish and a regularly changing wine list. It's primarily counter dining too and the very devil to get a seat at key times due to its popularity.

Hoppers Soho
49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SG
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

Coming from the Sethi siblings, best known for Gymkhana and more, this is inspired by roadside shacks (boutiques) of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. These shacks focus on hoppers and dosas which is what Hoppers is all about. Persist in trying to get a table at peak times, it's worth it and very affordable.

24 Great Windmill St, Soho, London W1D 7LG
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Blacklock's main speciality is chops - beef, pork and lamb and all at pretty good value. You'll want to go all-in with the chops dripping onto flatbread, but keep an eye out for some great steaks on the specials board. With very affordable cocktails too, a good time is guaranteed.

34 Rupert St, London W1D 6DN
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Hands down one of the best counter dining experience in town, albeit not the quietest one. Expect a Jerusalem-style menu here, with additional influences from Southern Spain and Italy, North Africa through to the Levant. You can grab a table at the back - but try for the full-on counter experience if you can.

9 D'Arblay St, London W1F 8DR
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Blanchette is from three brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary who have opened this "French bistro serving simple, classic and inventive French food". It's primarily based around sharing "French tapas" plates.

60-61 Berwick Street, London W1F 8SU
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

This restaurant comes from the people behind Salt Yard and takes its inspiration from the rural Basque and Italian methods of smoking and grilling over charcoal. The menu is almost entirely cooked on a custom built charcoal fired grill.

Mele e Pere
46 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TF
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

This North Italian restaurant was a bit of a sleeper hit at first until word got out about how great the food was. Descend to the basement restaurant for dishes like pappardelle with slow-cooked hare or hand-chopped raw veal with Parmesan as well as a 10 seater bar specialising in Vermouth.

10 Greek Street, London W1D 4DH
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

This restaurant in Soho has become a perennial Soho favourite. Expect a daily-changing menu that will concentrate on seasonality and fresh ingredients. And on top of that, a particularly good wine list too, called their "Little Black Book".

26-27 D'arblay Street, London W1F 8E

From the same people behind Barrica, this is one of Soho's most popular tapas bars - all stools and standing space only. The menu changes daily and you can find many Spanish tapas classics on it, with lots of Spanish wine to go alongside.

21-22 Warwick Street, London W1B 5NE
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

This was Yotam Ottolenghi's first full-blown London restaurant, following in the footsteps of his still-crazily popular delis. The menu features plenty of sharing dishes - signatures include their courgette and manouri fritters and Valdeón cheesecake.

Gauthier Soho
21 Romilly Street, London W1D 5AF
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Alexis Gauthier brings his own take on French cuisine in the marvellous setting of this Georgian townhouse. The menu is now entirely vegan, making this one of the best fine dining vegan spots in town.

Andrew Edmunds
46 Lexington Street, London W1F 0LW
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Often cited as one of the most romantic restaurants in London, this Soho stalwart is also a great old-fashioned bistro with a decent wine list. If you're looking for somewhere to be flatteringly lit by candlelight - this is the spot.

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