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.
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is the famous and iconic award-winning chef's eponymous restaurant. Situated on the Royal Hospital Road, the elegant destination is perfectly designed to welcome Gordon Ramsay's faithful fans and other epicureans who frequent the place to relish his classic French creations. The elaborate menu features many of his signature specialties like lobster ravioli, autumn salad, and Cornish turbot. The dessert menu includes decadent options like Pecan praline parfait and Christmas pudding soufflé. Known for its impeccable service and exquisite ambiance with an intimate dining room, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay makes for an indulgent fine dining experience.
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.
Launceston Place, located on quiet Kensington Street, is a discreet and long-standing restaurant that is classic and consistent. Interconnecting rooms and the subtle, comfortable decor combine to create an intimate ambiance - ask for the window banquet seating. The mostly British cuisine confidently incorporates Mediterranean tastes in dishes such as the grilled sea bass with a rhubarb dressing. The wine list echoes the elegant simplicity of the place.
Little Frankie's is an Italian-American restaurant located at Charing Cross square in downtown London. A good place to have a full meal at any time of the day, this restaurant serves everything from poached eggs and pancakes for breakfast, to garlic cheese mushrooms and meatballs neopolitana for lunch. Specials such as crab bruschetta and BBQ burger make for a delicious meal, while their dessert menu will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Serving to-go bites and full meals packed with the goodness of fresh, natural ingredients, Pret A Manger is a chain with branches all over London. This Traflagar Sqaure outlet is conveniently located, and serves a variety of fresh sandwiches such as chicken avocado, Scottish smoked salmon and mature cheddar pret pickle, as well as other quick snacks such as salad wraps, soups, sushi, desserts and beverages. Pick up your meal and enjoy it on the go, or grab a table and tuck in.
Tucked down a quaint cobblestone side street just off busy Whitehall, the Walkers of Whitehall is a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of London life. When you walk in you can be forgiven for wondering whether this plush and comfortable venue is a pub or a restaurant. Thankfully it turns out to be both. The menu is predominantly British, but there is a smattering of flashy continental numbers. The atmosphere is relaxed, though when the local office workers invade around 6p, the bar becomes a little more lively.
Prezzo is a more recent addition to the slew of Italian chains in Great Britain, but unlike many others, Prezzo goes out of its way to make your dining experience a pleasurable one. Prezzo at Northumberland Avenue is just a few yards from Trafalgar Square, and is a chic place to dine. Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine, Prezzo serves up an epic list of delicious stone-baked pizzas, pastas, calzones, chargrilled meats and risottos stuffed with shellfish. The restaurant is spacious and has a very relaxed atmosphere, but is more suited for groups than couples.
Situated just a few steps away from the famous Trafalgar Square, Silver Cross entices your taste buds with local flavors. Devour the classic British delicacies like the battered cod or Sausage and Mash or try from the other dishes available, you are in for a treat. This delicious menu is accompanied with a list of beverages consisting of an array of cocktails, wines, beers and other spirits to choose from. Occupying a structure from 17th Century, the interiors of this restaurant are cozy and adorned with elegant wooden furnishings and have an old-world charm. Don't be surprised if you are joined by any invisible guests as rumor has it that this place is haunted.
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.