The River Café
In our humble opinion, one of the best restaurants in London. Really amazing Italian food. Ruthie Rogers and the late Rose Gray are an institution in their own right and it’s where Jamie Oliver started his career (as well as many others). Book ages in advance and be prepared for a big taxi fare home – it’s a long way out.
Harrod’s, the legendary shopping institution, is home to an epic food hall. It’s a wonderful (if expensive!) place to shop for ingredients and belly up to the oyster bar or steakhouse counter for a decadent, mid-shopping meal.
Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
Reinvented classics as conceived through Heston Blumenthal’s insanely creative lens, all executed by the very dear Ashley Palmer-Watts. Must end the meal with a visit from the ice cream cart.
Petersham Nurseries Cafe
Skye Gyngell’s legendary restaurant in beautiful Richmond that recently earned a Michelin Star and only serves lunch.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s beloved takeout spots feature inventive salads like roasted cauliflower with hazelnuts and pomegranate seeds along with decadent, expertly-baked desserts.
Kerbisher & Malt
The best fish and chips. Ever. Anywhere. Not to mention the genius pickled onion rings.
This legendary pub in Primrose Hill serves one of the best burgers in town.
A great pub for drinks in Notting Hill.
This classic pub from Tom Conran boasts an epic after-work and weekend bar scene. Upstairs they serve delicious gastro-pub fare.
This relatively new, chic Greek place in Notting Hill is garnering great word of mouth.
Fancy Indian in Belgravia and delicious!
The Orange and Thomas Cubitt
Two gastro-pubs in Chelsea that serve a modern take on traditional pub food. Fun atmosphere.
Delicious Chinese dim sum in Bayswater.
La Porte Des Indes
It looks like you stepped onto the set of Jumanji when you enter this expansive, very decorative Indian restaurant. Featuring delicious French-inspired Indian food from Pondicherry, La Porte Des Indes is a complete package.
Not only can you get great Mexican food here (unfortunately rare in London), they also make amazing corn tortillas that you can take home, jar their own salsas and carry lots of dried Mexican chili peppers so you can bring a bit of Mexican flavor into your British kitchen.