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Origin City

12 West Smithfield London EC1A 9JR

Origin City comes from the team behind 56 West Smithfield wine bar, and is a restaurant that emphasizes provenance with meat sourced from the family's organic farm in Scotland and seafood from Loch Fyne Oyster. Here, the menu showcases British classics including dishes like Tamworth pork tonnato and dry-aged Black Angus sirloin. The restaurant promotes a 'no waste, great taste' philosophy.

Fazenda London

100 Bishopsgate, City of London, London EC2M 1GT

Fazenda is a rodizio grill restaurant originating from cities like Leeds and Liverpool, and this is the first London location. While emphasizing the traditional rodizio experience, the London location introduces a broader menu while the rodizio offers an impressive array of meats and a pretty huge buffet too. Alongside all that meat is a wine list primarily features South American options.

The Wolseley City

68 King William Street, London EC4N 7HR

The Wolseley City is a sibling restaurant to the classic Wolseley on Piccadilly, with a design that's very reminiscent of the original but on a larger scale. Like this original, it's styled after a European Grand Café offers with an all-day menu, that also resembles its predecessor while adding exclusive dishes to the City branch. There's also a large upstairs bar here and it's sure to be a big draw for City power breakfasts.

Bar Douro City

Unit 3, 1 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF

Travel to Portugal and perch at the counter by the open kitchen of the City outlet of Bar Douro, enjoying petiscos, such as salt-cod fritters and smoked sausage croquetas, while admiring the azulejos that adorn the walls.


Level 3, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AB

Infamous for its ‘press for Champagne’ button at every table, this London institution is great for groups (the largest booth size seats eight but up to 18 can dine comfortably in their private dining rooms). Menu-wise, expect reinventions of classic European dishes.


Unit 2, 30 Angel Ct, Throgmorton St, London EC2R 7HJ

At Temper, it’s all about the heat, with your barbecue coming from a huge central firepit. Alongside steak, you can also enjoy the likes of wood-roasted sea bass or cheeseburger tacos, as well as a cocktail list that's heavy on mezcal and gin creations.


1 Poultry, London EC2R 8EJ

This elegant French restaurant offers slick rooftop dining that’s popular with the working-lunch set, and is especially busy in summer for its garden with sublime views. There are set menus, including one featuring the ‘classiques’, such as escargots de Bourgogne.


39 Queen Victoria St, London EC4N 4SF

One of London’s best – and oldest – seafood restaurants, Sweetings has been going strong for over a century. All fish and seafood are from sustainable sources, and while it’s only open for lunch, it’s the place to step back in time while also savouring such classics as prawn cocktail, fried whitebait, Lobster Thermidor and cod’s roe on toast.


Royal London House, 10th Floor Montcalm, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX

On the edge of Finsbury Square, this has a view overlooking the square - albeit mainly from the terrace and bar at the front of the hotel - with some excellent views from the private terraces one floor down, which are highly covetable. In winter, there are bookable igloos too while the menu is a modern European affair.

Koya City

10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

If you have a penchant for freshly made udon noodles, this is the place: a larger version of the much-loved Koya in Soho, where you can sit at wooden tables and enjoy izakaya small plates with sake and beer.

Blacklock City

13 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 1DE

Set in an atmospheric basement of a Grade-II-listed building, the City outlet of Blacklock, a chophouse renowned for the quality of its grass-fed meat, is where carnivores can indulge in the likes of smoked maple-glazed bacon chops or even pig’s head on toast.


48 Gresham St, London EC2V 7AY

Cabotte is a restaurant founded by two Master Sommeliers. So while the menu is classic French, really the key thing here is the wine list that accompanies it. A good wine for bringing any really keen wine drinkers.


11 White’s Row, London E1 7NF

Opened in 2015 and since expanded to restaurants in Soho and Tower Bridge, this original Gunpowder serves Indian small plates with an inventive twist. The dishes are inspired by those that the team grew up with and the Kashmiri lamb chops are a must.


South Place Hotel, 3 South Place, London EC2M 2AF

With spectacular views from the 7th floor of the South Place Hotel, Angler presents Michelin-starred dining with a special focus on seafood. Enjoy a tasting menu, lunch or à la carte meals from the rooftop terrace, with the likes of sea bass tartare with oyster cream, green apple and shiso on offer.

Hawksmoor Guildhall

10 Basinghall St, London EC2V 5BQ

Also renowned for their steaks, excellent wine list and service, Hawksmoor is a reassuring choice, and this branch is particularly suited to the business crowd, with breakfast meetings well-catered for. There’s also a 22-person private dining room, complete with audio-visual equipment, for presentations with exceptional catering.

Goodman City

11 Old Jewry, London EC2R 8DU

One of London’s best steak restaurants, this City outlet of the Goodman restaurant group is popular with business diners. The meat is dry-aged on-site, and regular diners even have theirs cut to order. There’s a private dining room seating up to 10, for serious steak meetings.

Jose Pizarro Broadgate

36 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS

Spanish chef José Pizarro expanded beyond Bermondsey Street for the first time to this City outpost (his third restaurant in what is now a burgeoning empire). There’s a big focus on grilled meats, such as the famed Presa Ibérico, as well as all things tapas.


Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4A

The self-proclaimed ‘highest 24-hour restaurant in London’, Duck & Waffle has views of the city’s landmarks from its floor-to-ceiling windows on the 40th floor of Heron Tower. The curved banquettes are both cosy and retro, and the menu is imaginative, including the signature Duck & Waffle dish.

Galvin La Chapelle

35 Spital Square, London, E1 6DY

Set within the astoundingly opulent Grade-II-listed St Botolph’s Hall, with its high stone ceilings and large arched windows, Galvin La Chapelle is fine French dining indeed. Holding a Michelin star since 2011, this 110-seater restaurant is the place for dishes such as barbecued Bresse pigeon, celeriac, Yorkshire rhubarb and dark chocolate. There are vegetarian and vegan menus too.


100 Liverpool Street, Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS

Fresh from success in Hong Kong comes the Aqua Restaurant Group’s latest opening. This time they’re hitting up the City, with this sushi restaurant in the heart of Broadgate. The dish you’ll definitely want to try is the crystal sushi the made a name for themselves with - which sees nigiri draped with intensely flavoured jelly.


63 Bartholomew Cl, London EC1A 7BG

The people behind Nest in Hackney and Fenn in Fulham are in charge of this Smithfield restaurant. Here, things are a little different with a focus on hyper-seasonal British food and a huge 15-course tasting menu.


Devonshire House, Bishopsgate Plaza, London EC2M 4JX

Multi-award winning pastry chef Cherish Finden, also a judge on Bake Off: The Professionals, is behind this new patisserie in the Pan Pacific London hotel. From handbags of lemon and raspberry compote to chocolate teapots sure to wow, her meticulously-crafted products are inspired by her childhood in Singapore.


182 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8EW

Want to be looked after to within an inch of your life? Well, this is the restaurant you come to. Properly old-school French, Otto's has carved out a niche for itself because of a serious bit of kit called the duck press and its fans are legion.

Hawksmoor Spitalfields

157 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ

The original Hawksmoor, and for many the best. Known as the group that transformed steaks in British restaurants forever for the better, this is a perfect place to come to for a meat-fest. And expect some cracking cocktails too - head to the bar downstairs for those and extra snacks not on the main menu.


2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR

This Nordic restaurant comes from Soren Jessen, who's also the man behind 1 Lombard Street. Here, it's all about all-day Nordic cooking - expect plenty of hot smoked salmon, open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), Swedish dumplings and more - as well as top Scandinavian pastries.


120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5BA

14 Hills is from the D&D Group and it's quite, quite beautiful. With views over the City across to the Shard and Tower Bridge it's spectacular at night. Inside there are full-grown trees and every inch of the ceiling is dripping with foliage. It was already nicknamed ‘the forest in the sky’ for a reason, such is the floral foliage vibe, and the food champions British produce with a French flair.


135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

The idea of opening a massive new palace of Italian food by Liverpool Street station originally seemed faintly ridiculous. Eataly proved them quite wrong - the place has done a storming business ever since it threw open its doors. Go to marvel at the huge grocery section, and then recover with a glass of Chianti and bowl of pasta in one of its many restaurants.


152 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BJ

This all-day Old Street bar comes from Alex Kratena, the bartender who ran the World's Best Bar for years and who has teamed up with fellow top class mixologist Monica Berg. And in charge of the food is the mighty TÁ TÁ Eatery.


Holborn Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD

A formidable restaurant team have taken on the space at the Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall with their first venture - part bar, part restaurant.


90 Bartholomew Close, London EC1A 7EB

With the former head chef of The Dairy heading up the kitchen team, this new all day restaurant and cocktail bar in the City looks worth checking out.