London has a lot of choice for restaurants – from high cuisine, foreign cuisine to fish and chips and kebabs. We offer a guide showcasing some of the finest eateries in the capital.
Texture on Portman Place in central London offers a more unusual cuisine from Iceland. The restaurant was set up by Agnar Sverisson and Xavier Rousset who are protégés of Raymond Blanc. The meals consist of a lot of fish and herbs. We especially recommend the Norwegian salmon.
Dinner by Heston Blumental is situated to offer diners views of Hyde Park, from inside the Mandarin Oriental. This is very much a restaurant based on a concept, reworking historical British dishes, such as Salmagundi and spiced pigeon. The menu comes complete with approximate years from when the meal first originated in the British Isles, e.g. Rice & Flesh (c.1390).
Wild Honey which is close to Hanover Square, central London, is a small restaurant which offers seasonal food, such as apricot terrine with delicious rabbit pork. It’s a perfect place to stop by if you’re looking for a good pre-theatre meal.
Simpson’s Tavern was established in 1757, and attests to being one of the oldest chop houses in London. It’s just south of Bank station. This place offers high-quality but simple dishes such as pies, puddings and English cheeseboards.
Maggie Jones’ in Kensington has long been a favourite in the area with its comfortable, rustic atmosphere. It can be found in a cul-de-sac between Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street.