Highly acclaimed, this restaurant offers an unusual selection of delicacies cooked lovingly by celebrity Chef Heston Blumenthal. Predominantly a British menu, the meals are a bit quirky, and leave you craving for more. If you're still in doubt, then try out the Meat Fruit, or the chicken liver mousse and drown into the pleasures of eating. A little on the higher side of the budget, the ambiance, food, service and decor all make up for it and turn your meal into a gustatory experience. Do grab a meal here as it could well be the experience of a lifetime.
Chic and glamorous, Artesian at The Langham sports stunning interiors that combine Asian influences with modern touches. The bar's celebrated designer, David Collins, has settled for nothing less than luxurious. One look at the cocktail menu, and you'll understand why the bar is consistently ranked among the best bars in the world, year after year. Choose from an extensive menu of classics as well as some delightfully original creations. When it comes to drinks, no detail is spared, including ice which is made using a special process to complement your drink. Less than perfect is not an option here.
Welcome to Gordon Ramsay, the famous award-winning chef's eponymous restaurant. Situated a bit out of the way, the eatery is perfectly located to welcome its faithful fans and other epicureans, and Gordon's faithful following continues to lap up his classic French creations. Lobster, salmon, mullet and truffle are all perfectly prepared. Fixed price menus are available. But whatever time you choose to eat here, it will be a tad formal and certainly a treat. Service is superb in the intimate dining room and tables should be booked at least a month in advance.
Indulge your taste buds at J Sheekey. Start with some caviar or French and Irish oysters, followed by one of their main courses that gives a modern twist to traditional English favorites. Dishes on their menu include fish pies, salmon fishcakes with sorrel sauce on a bed of spinach, and a risotto of Scottish girolles. This restaurant also makes an exquisite after-theater treat, and desserts like Scandinavian iced berries with white chocolate sauce are indescribably good.
Located at the London Hilton on Park Lane, Galvin at Windows serves delicious French cuisine. Perched on the 28th floor of the hotel, it offers sensational and scenic views of the bustling city. It's a popular venue for business lunches or romantic dates. The champagne Sunday brunch is a good way to start a late Sunday. The restaurant serves tantalizing dishes and a true dining experience is guaranteed. The bar impresses, with an excellent selection of signature cocktails as well as whiskeys to be enjoyed with stunning city views for company. Come on a Friday or Saturday for dinner, and enjoy live music with your meal. If you feel like shaking a leg, the dance floor is all yours.
Anybody who has visited Scandinavia will appreciate the quirky and stylish red-fronted cafe that is London's very own Scandinavian Kitchen. The cheerful and jolly cafe is popular with locals who not only visit to pick up one of the options from tasty toasties, sandwiches and wraps, but secretly in the hope they will bear witness to the staff suddenly bursting out in an impromptu sing-along. The food all has a Nordic touch, with Swedish meatball sandwich and pickled herrings on rye bread appearing to be a firm favorite with regulars together. The cafe also doubles as a grocery, selling everything from cured salmon to crusty breads.
Usually referred to as the ICA, the Institute Of Contemporary Arts hosts everything from talks and art exhibitions to films and theatrical productions. Lesser known though, is the fact, that the bar & cafe that the institute houses, is one of the grooviest places to hangout in town. From wine and coffee, to snacks and lunch, ICA Cafe Bar boasts an impressive menu, designed to suit its patrons' mood. Chat with your friends on art and culture over a steaming cup of coffee, or enjoy a draught after a film at the Institute.
Promoting a different take on food and wine, this bar and restaurant showcases artisan products from Britain, France, Italy and Spain. There’s a strong emphasis on natural and organic wines created from the best grapes planted in rich soils, with no additions or fertilizers used during the process. The extensive wine list is organized by region - from Alsace to the Alps, Périgord to the Pyrenees, Nantes to Nevers - with staff offering recommendations if you’re feeling spoiled for choice. Food is top-notch and spans the Continental and Mediterranean palate. Feast on delectable scallops and charcuterie. With furniture, paintings and pictures all brought over from the country, it’s no surprise the décor and feel is distinctly French. Bon appétit!
Created by Thomasina Miers, a winner of the BBC's Masterchef series, Wahaca purports to serve real, authentic Mexican street food to hungry Londoners, and it delivers. The interior decor is fresh and funky, with bright, vibrant colors and lots of light. Often crowded and loud, Wahaca isn't for the sophisticated, but for food-lovers who look for inexpensive prices. The fun atmosphere for leisure dining sets the perfect ambiance for families, twenty-somethings, or anybody else on the go. Call ahead for more details.
Docked on the beautiful Thames, PS Tattershall Castle once used to be a passenger ferry and even served during the Second World War. After retiring in 1973, today it has become one of the most famous and iconic floating restaurant and bars in and around London. Moored right across the London Eye, this vessel is easily accessible from any location in Central London. Not only an amazing restaurant but it also doubles as a unique event venue perfect for hosting parties, corporate functions and formal luncheons.
This four-story bar and restaurant consists of five different interconnected environments to combine eating, drinking, dancing, chatting and lounging. If you've heard of "Superclubs", Tiger Tiger is the "Superbar" equivalent. The clientele includes all types and ages, flitting from the relaxed cocktail bar to the appropriately-named Opal Bar to the dance floor. The main Tiger Bar plays a nightly pop-tastic blend, and the basement club area features guest DJs spinning standard commercial dance stuff.