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.
Hakkasan is an excellent Chinese Cantonese restaurant in the center of London. It provides a wide ranging dim sum menu for lunchtime and an impressive menu for evening meals including seafood and vegetarian options. There is a good wine list, but the most popular drinks here are the cocktails. An upscale restaurant, diners here dress to impress. The restaurant is in the basement and includes a cocktail bar, central restaurant, and some smaller rooms.
This is not your typical Japanese restaurant. The eighty seat Roka is centered around a Robata cooking grill and even has an elegant cocktail bar. Robata means 'with open flames' and that's what most of the menu focuses on. Dishes such as Tempura, Sashimi, Maki, Kushiage, and Robata Niku are what you'll get. Winning awards and accolades for its fine flavor and welcoming atmosphere, this is a must try restaurant in London. The French windows make it bright and airy, while the street view provides a somewhat alfresco dining experience.
Ever since its establishment in 2004, Amaya has been receiving praise and flattering reviews from its visitors as well as the press. The restaurant's decor boasts a blend of Indian and western styles - sandstone panels, flowers on tables and elegant glass cutlery. Experience the exciting taste of India through a wide variety of seafood and grilled vegetables from the northern and southern parts of the country. Most desserts are sugar free, so calorie conscious eaters can heave a sigh of relief.
One of the few restaurants all over the world to serve food based on molecular gastronomy, the dishes served are always full of flavor, and moreover mouth-watering. An unheard-of combination like Salmon Poached in Licorice Gel or Snail Porridge challenges your taste buds, bursting with flavors and interesting textures throughout the meal. The restaurant is considered expensive, but the food is completely worth every penny.
The Hawksmoor Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar is named after an 18th century architect. With its brick walls and black upholstery, the place maintains a spacious look with an unpretentious vibe. It's not just the food here that's got the people raving; a visit to Hawksmoor is incomplete without a sojourn at the bar. Choose from an excellent selection of wines, beers and an impressive list of cocktails that makes the bar stand out on its own. The skilled bartenders are adept at getting the mixes spot-on and are sure to please the connoisseurs. After a nice drink, you can choose from a number of juicy steaks and burgers that vie for attention on the menu. Visit for a relaxed night out with family or friends.
Few establishments are as impressive as the Rockwell. Located inside the Trafalgar Hotel, it boasts a trendy bar and a sophisticated restaurant, both oh which are considered happening hot spots. The bar was London's first Bourbon Bar, with over 100 bourbons featured on the menu. It is also known for its fabulous cocktails, and was voted 'Best Bar 2002' by the Evening Standard and Time Out magazine. The recently-opened restaurant is also gaining popularity - try the Oysters with Mango-Chilli Viniagrette, or the Meatballs with Duck Bolognese Sauce. The high-profile venue that it is, Rockwell has been the venue for various fashion shows and celebrity parties. And if you want to get romantic, the Roof Garden offers a breathtaking view of Trafalgar Square. It's the ideal place for champagne, fine dining, and intimate conversations.
Boyd's Brasserie Bar and Lounge is a trendy modern restaurant that looks like it's been built in a palace. With impressive and regal surroundings in the form of elaborate marble-work, high chandeliers, expensive looking furniture and the likes, this restaurant attracts an equally classy crowd. The food consists of mainly British and modern European style dishes that can be ordered from a fixed menu, or off the cart. They also have a great drinks menu that consists of cocktails and wines. This restaurant is ideal for a special occasion.
This Thai Square restaurant is just a stone's throw from Trafalgar Square, replete with bar and club. It is spacious and exotically slick, and the food is as good as any of your favorite Thai Square group restaurants. Formerly the Norwegian Embassy, the restaurant has high ceilings, a spiraling staircase, and room for about 200 diners. Pad Thai comes in a net of beaten egg and starters come on banana leaves. If you don't like the ethnic touch at the Thai Square, Trafalgar Square, you'll love the generous portions of great food from an extensive menu, featuring regional specialties.
This Oilver Peyton restaurant is set in the famous National Gallery and overlooks Trafalgar Square. The National Dining Rooms offers the best of regionally-inspired British cuisine with a menu that changes often. The meats are cured in-house and the ingredients are procured from local independent businesses; the result is a fabulous array of wonderful dishes that are fresh and flavorsome. Stop by for Afternoon Tea to feast on a myriad of sandwiches, cakes and scones along with tea or champagne. Whether you visit for a leisurely meal or a cup of coffee with cake, you are sure to leave the National Dining Rooms with a satisfied smile on your face.
Located in the comforting Haymarket Hotel, Brumus Bar and Restaurant is a colorful cozy eatery which looks like a garden. Customer satisfaction has always been a top priority here, which is a fact that is evident from the service you are sure to receive out here. The ambiance is excellent with high quality furniture. The food is tasty, and more importantly, healthy. The drinks selection includes champagne, pink champagne and red wines. Brumus offers both English and Continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can be rest assured that a visit to this restaurant will leave you with no regrets!
The Portrait Restaurant offers British fine dining in the heart of the city. Located in the National Portrait Gallery, its floor-to-ceiling windows open up to 360-degree panoramic views of London. Head here for brunch, dinner or afternoon tea overlooking the Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the London Eye. Savor Roast turbot in red wine sauce, or Chargrilled Hereford rib eye beef with hand-cut chips from the restaurant's set and a la carte menus, paired with a bottle of sparkling wine.