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The Best French Restaurants in London

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The city of London has a well earned reputation for being home to many of the most exceptional French restaurants in all of Europe. These restaurants are amongst the very best in London, offering a great variety and an even greater ability to tantalise the taste buds. These are the best French Restaurants in London, which must be visited by all lovers of French cuisine. 

 

 

Michelin-starred restaurants do not get much better than Galvin La Chapelle, blending the old and the new to create a dining experience which transports your eyes and mouth to best of France’s culinary excellence. There is no doubt upon first entering the exquisitely stylish restaurant that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. From the authentic feeling decor to the beautifully prepared food which makes you desperate to come back, Galvin La Chapelle is an undeniably splendid Restaurant. 

The first thing any restaurant needs to do in a city full of fantastic restaurants is to stand out amongst the crowd, Galvin La Chapelle achieves this effortlessly. One of the most advantageous aspects of this restaurant is that it is one of the most conveniently located French restaurants in London. Being ideally located near Liverpool Street Station, this makes for the perfect dining experience for anyone travelling through London. Of course it is not the location which makes this one of the best French restaurants in London, but experience of the restaurant itself. Upon entering you cannot miss and admire the perfectly curated aesthetic, being highly traditional with its old fashioned stone walls, archways, wide open space, and high ceiling. This has an iconic look for a classically traditional French restaurants. However Galvin La Chapelle knows how to keep things modern, being traditional yet up to date with the times, feeling fresh rather than stuffy. 

The attraction only begins with this classic decor, when you come to a French restaurant you are interested in the food. Attention to detail is vital at this restaurant, and is no doubt the reason it has received a Michelin-Star, solidifying it as one of the best French restaurants in London. You are guaranteed three courses of delightful mouth watering French food, the menus being specifically seasonal. The starters are sublime, ranging from Lasagne of Dorset crab, beurro Nantais and pea shoots at £22.50 to Sea bream ceviche, fennel avocado puree and dill at £19.50. You really get your money's worth with these fantastic starters. The palette pleasing starters are nothing compared to the delicious main courses.  If you want a steak you cannot do better than the Roast Rump, sweetbread, and slow cooked shoulder of Herdwick lamb, courgette puree and tomato jam for £38.00. Fish lovers everywhere will without a doubt love the Roast loin of Icelandic cod, hazelnut crust, grelot onion and crushed charlotte potatoes also for £38.00. These are just a fraction of the excellent main courses which are on display, and are a prelude to some of the best desserts you can have at one of the best French restaurants in London. The desserts are a treat for the eyes and stomach, the Apple tarte tardin and Normandy Creme Fraiche and the Sain-Marcellin, walnut, raisin crouchton and pickled walnut, are particularly recommended. The three courses all come together to make the perfect meal, complemented by a terrific wine list, capping of your perfect dining experience.

There is no denying that when you go to Galvin La Chapelle you are experiencing an authentic French restaurants, which never feels like anything but the real thing. This authenticity combined with some of the best Michelin-star food in London makes this fantastic restaurant one of the best French restaurants in London. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Galvin_La_Chapelle,_Spitalfields,_London_(4286647424).jpg

 

 

Otto’s French Restaurant is a one of a kind in the streets of London, as fine dining rarely reaches the height of Otto’s. This acclaimed restaurant comes highly recommended by the finest restaurant critics in London who all agree that it is one of the very best French restaurants in London. For eight years this excellent establishment has been the pride and joy of Gray's Inn Road, a legacy it has easily earned and will no doubt continue for countless years to come. 

This fabulous restaurant has had the honour of being nominated in the World Restaurant Awards 2019, a prestigious honour, and one it has greatly earned. Great effort has been taken to make certain that you know just how traditional Otto’s is, thanks to some of the most immaculately prepared food you could ever ask for. French classics are married with the perfect wines to make for a dining experience that is not to be forgotten. Otto’s menu is hard to beat, from the entrees onward you are in food heaven. You can’t start your dining experience much better than with a ‘Duck foie gras terrine, caramelised onion jelly, brioche’. Alternatively, ‘the Sautéed wild mushrooms on toasted brioche, seared fresh foie gras, truffle sauce Without foie gras’ is an unmissable delight. Once the entrees are finished your taste buds will be invigorated with the unbelievable flavours of the main courses. The ‘Fish Quenelle encased in Vol au Vent, Shelled King Prawns and Black Chanterelles’ is second to none in a menu which has a spectacular range. If fish isn't to your liking then look no further than ‘Boned Pig’s trotter stuffed with calf’s sweetbread and morel mushrooms, Madeira sauce’ will satisfy your every need. Finally the deserts will complete the experience in glorious fashion, at Otto’s each is more incredible than the last, from ‘Grand Marnier Souffle’ and ‘Passion Fruit and Mango Pavlova’ to ‘Chocolate St Emilion, Raspberry coulis’, each is better than the last. The food speaks for itself when you digest it, convincing you once and for all that you are in one of the best French restaurants in London. 

You can not be one of the best French restaurants in London and not have the best wines to go down with an excellent meal. Thankfully at Otto’s the service will never let you down, they make sure your every need is taken care off. If you want white wines from all over the world, then you are spoilt for choice, from South African Sauvignon Blanc, limited edition New Zealand Little Beauty Pinot Gris, to Mâcon-Milly-Lamartine. The red wines are equally as fantastic, the Côtes du Rhône,Château Argadens, and Hautes Côtes de Beaune, improve any meal they are paired with. If you have champagne, for a special event there is plenty of excellent champagne's from Pommery Brut Royal to Dom Pérignon. This is but a fraction of the great choices which range from a variety of rose’s, ports, and, sherry’s. What's more, you are guaranteed a terrific beverage after you meal, should it be one of their fantastic sweet wines, or a spirit, which can range from a variety of unbelievable cognacs, whiskys, and many more. Of course if you want to end your evening with a coffee or tea then you have plenty of options. Truly Otto’s makes sure that all your needs are taken care of so that you can have the best possible dining experience.

When you dine at Otto’s you know that you are dining at one of the best French restaurants in London. There is a reason why this fantastic restaurant is as acclaimed and award winning as it is, because they make certain to achieve a high level of excellence, both in food preparation and overall service, which can only be described as perfect. Otto’s is the fine dining experience which you are looking for, and when it comes to French restaurants this is one of the very best. 

 

 

Coq d’Argent has everything you could ever want in one of the best French restaurants in London, not only are you treated to some of the finest food in all of London, but also dine in an idyllic London location, complete with a rooftop garden. Truly when it comes to great French restaurants Coq d’Argent is a complete and perfect package. The food and environment are rich and memorable, which solidifies this as a restaurant that must be visited by anyone craving a fine dining experience.

Whatever the occasion may be, at Coq d’Argent you are guaranteed an exquisite time, as every occasion is perfect to high degree of brilliance that you are in store for at Coq d’Argent. Their restaurant area is sublime, speaking to a sense of true style and elegance.  If you want something more relaxing and sociable then the grill and bar is unmissable. Making sure you feel right at home with all the best snacks you’ve ever wanted, from salads to a great variety of meat dishes. The bar however is the highlight of this area, with a 1920's Paris inspired menu that is hard to top. This includes the French 75 and the Boulevardier, as well Coq d’Argent’s own unique and sublime creations, such as Green Breeze and Tropical Storm. Coq d’Argent are truly making certain that you are having the most relaxing time, whilst transporting you to a feeling of Paris. Perhaps the best part of all, which solidifies Coq d’Argent as one of the best French restaurants in London, is the rooftop garden and terrace. Nothing can beat a relaxing afternoon lunch or drink whilst looking over the skyline of London itself, thanks to the perfect view which accompanies this garden. On Friday evenings they even have a live DJ who plays until 1.00 am, keeping that Friday night atmosphere going until the night's end. 

There is no denying that the dining experience at Coq d’Argent is beyond exuberant, this is in no small way the responsibility of head chef Damien Rigollet. Damien has great experience working at terrific French restaurants, now he has given his talents to Coq d’Argent, curating an unmatched menu. This menu carefully and accurately recreates both classic and modern French cuisine to immaculate detail. For starters you have fantastic options which range from Chou-fleur, and, Coquille Saint-Jacques, to Thon rouge. Starting your dining experience in style, only to become more stylish with a main course which includes, Sole de Douvres and Filet de Boeuf. It cannot be denied that Damien has worked to create something which is a gift for the taste buds. This extends to Coq d’Argent’s grill menu, which possesses a terrific selection including snails, crab, cod, salmon, mussels, lamb shank, and rib eye steak. All of which are prepared to the highest possible quality, looking and tasting heavenly. Of course what is great French food without a great wine to compliment it, fortunately Coq d’Argent has a prestigious wine list. This prestige has been recognised by Wine Spectator, who awarded Coq d’Argent ‘Best of Award of Excellence 2018’. Coq d’Argent has earned this honour, with a seemingly never ending selection of high quality wines from not only all over France, but the world.

Coq d’Argent has worked hard to make certain that you achieve the best finest dining possible at a restaurant that can truly be considered one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no doubt that this restaurant is relaxing and stylish, thanks to a superb restaurant area, grill and bar, and a fantastic rooftop garden complete with a beautiful view. Top it off with some of the very best French food in London, complemented by an acclaimed wine list, and you have an exquisite French restaurant which is not to be avoided.  

 

 

For 27 years a cornerstone of the great French restaurants in London has been Pied a Terre, a torch it holds to this day. This restaurant is the authentic French dining experience, with a unique and diverse menu which is unforgettable on every level. Every detail of Pied a Terre is meticulously prepared for their guests, dining has never felt this perfect. This restaurant is a highlight of the West End and of French dining in London, solidifying its position of one of the best. 

Since 1993 this astounding restaurant has earned at least one Michelin-Star concurrently every year up until this day. This acclaim gives you an idea of the high standard of quality that Pied a Terre meets every single year. A standard it meets seemingly without effort, which is why they deserve all the acclaim they have achieved, striving for greatness by giving their guests what they never knew they needed. However it is not just Michelin-stars which prove how fantastic Pied a Terre is, they have won Readers Choice’ Awards Best Restaurant in the World 2007, Number 4 in UK Top 100 Restaurants, 2008, the International Wine and Food Restaurant Award 2012, Wine List Confidential Top 10 Wine Lists in London, 2018. Furthermore, they have consistently earned between two to four Red Rosette AA’s for over a decade, along with a plethora of Hardens awards, and much more. The only other evidence you need to see that Pied a Terre is one of the best French restaurants in London is to see it for yourself. Beyond even the food, the drinks are unmissable, their list defining the term, fine wine. With the tasting menu you are given the option of trying some exquisite wines, each wine being carefully selected to match the food to perfection. This is a wine list which you taste buds will forever be grateful for, reds ranging from Reserva, Talhao da Serra, Quinta dos Termos, Beira Interior, Portugal, 2014, to Coteaux Champenois, Urville Rouge, Drappier Champagne, France, NV. All of these and many more are beyond gorgeous, and if you really want to treat yourself the Chateau Musar, G. Hochar, Vallee de la Bekaa, Lebanon, 1993 is highly recommended. Of course the whites are just as excellent as the reds, with the Le Ge de Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux, France 2016, and, the Chablis, Ler Cru la Forest, V. Dauvissat, Burgundy, France 2005, being recommended highlights of the white wine list.

At a restaurant such as Pied a Terre the highest priority is the food, fortunately this what elevates an excellent restaurant to one of the best French restaurants in London. As stated earlier there is the opportunity to try a tasting menu, comprising of 10 courses at  a cost of £104. A price which is more than worth it thanks to Executive Chef Asimakis Chaniotis, who will create a completely surprising and unique dishes for your pleasure, utilising the finest and freshest ingredients available. Naturally for most people a simple, yet exquisite tasting menu is all you want, but fortunately all your needs are met at Pied a Terre. The lunch menu being a unique and seasonal, with a starter, main and desert, meeting all of your culinary needs for up to £60 for the best lunch possible. Knowing that people, particularly in London have certain needs, Pied a Terre have uniquely created their own theatre menu, comprising of quick, easy and yet still delicious food for before you head off to the West End. Naturally they also have a seasonal festive menu, and whatever the season you are guaranteed something special. If you happen to be a vegetarian or a vegan then Pied a Terre has you covered, with food which even the most die hard meat lover would adore. The dishes which the miracle workers at Pied a Terre are perfection and need to be discovered by all lovers of food. 

There is no escaping the brilliance which Pied a Terre exudes, thanks to an attention to detail which is unparalleled, whether it be for their wine list, food menus or a combination of the two. There is no denying that this Michelin-starred restaurant has earned the acclaim which it has culminated for over 20 years, becoming accepted as one of the best French restaurants in London. 

 

 

Blanchette has only been open since 2013 and it has not taken them long to establish themselves as one of the best French restaurants in London, standing toe to toe with many of the greats who have been around for decades. This fantastic restaurant has made certain it offers variety and the very best that a true Parisian restaurant has to offer. Classic and inventive, everything about Blanchette feels refreshing, from the terrific food to the dedicated service and excellent venue. 

Located in Soho, Blanchette is one of the culinary highlights of the area, founded in 2013 by three brothers, Maxime, Malik, and Yanis, the three founders have created something truly special. Taking their combined service experience in London and New York, and Paris to create an excellent variety of food and atmosphere. Malik, who founded his own music company, provides the music, making certain that the atmosphere is perfectly curated, relaxation being the key aspect. This however is only the beginning of the atmospheric effect, they have taken extra care to make certain that you are fully relaxed. Decor is a big part of this, thanks to a rustic charm complete with early 20th century layout and furnishing, which transports you back to 1920's France. This attention to detail is exactly what you want from a French restaurant, a sense of authenticity. However you get much more than authenticity, as an extra treat Blanchette has their own private room for events called the Jungle Room. Similar to the rest of Blanchette, the Jungle Room exudes maximum relaxation, fitting up to 14 people you are guaranteed a great time with your friends, family and colleagues, no matter the occasion. Once again the decor is on point, yet is distinctive from the rest of the restaurant, making the room feel truly special. This is thanks to the jungle themed artwork of Aldo Gigli which brings the Jungle Room Alive. 

There can be no denying that at Blanchette your pallet is sure to be pleased, thanks to one of the most outstanding menus Soho has ever seen. Fish lovers will adore what they have to offer,  any fish lover cannot do better than ‘Madagascan Tiger Prawn with Fennel and Pernod Sauce’. Naturally the meat dishes are just as perfect, ‘Braised Lamb Shoulder with Anchovy, Rosemary and Soubise Sauce’ is mouth wateringly delicious. As for the ‘Grilled 6oz Rump Steak with Fried Egg and Sauce Poivrade’ its pure perfection. Vegetarians, and lovers of great food in general, are in for a treat thanks to a great selection which includes ‘Heirloom Tomato with Fresh Curds and Riesling Dressing’ and ‘Baby Aubergine and Courgette with Chermoula, Feta and Marinated Red Peppers’. Blanchette is spoiling its customers for choice with such a terrific food selection, which also includes a marvellous Pre-Theatre Menu. For £15 you can have a choice of either an excellent starter, with a choice of Croque Monsieur or a delicious Burrata Dish. Following this is an array of main courses, which includes, ‘Pork Chop, with a new potato salad and a whole-grain mustard dressing’ and a Moules Mariniere. Finally there is the fantastic puding selection made up of ‘Crushed Meringue with Creme Chantilly and a Passion Fruit Sorbet'. This set menu is divine, and is only one of two, the other is equally as fantastic, all of your culinary needs are met at Blanchette’s which is why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. The wine list, including great champagnes such as ‘Bollamatta Rosé, Bibi Graetz, Brut NV, Tuscany’ and white wines including ‘Léon Beyer ‘Réserve Personnelle’ (Riesling) Alsace’. The red wine has such classics as Aloxe- Corton, Domaine François Gay & Fils (Pinot Noir) Burgundy, Côte de Beaune 2015‘. This is just a percentage of the outstanding beverages on display which serve to improve what is guaranteed to be a great dining experience.

Blanchette has everything you could ever need from one of the best Franch restaurants in London, a terrific atmosphere, complete with great music and excellent decor which takes you back to France in a simpler time. Topped of with food that is exquisit in its perfection, the fact that Maxime, Malik, and Yanis have managed to create such a superb restaurant in such a short amount of time is a miracle. A miracle which must not be missed out on by French restaurant lovers. 

 

 

Le Garrick is a restaurant which the second you walk through the front doors you are transported straight to France. No stone has been left unturned in making certain that this restaurant is anything short of perfect. For over three decades Le Garrick has been a highlight of Covent Garden, being popular with theatre lovers and couples looking for a romantic evening, this French restaurant has it all. With a great atmosphere and food, you are guaranteed a fantastic time at what proves to be one of the best French restaurants in London. 

Since 1986 Le Garrick has maintained its status as one of the West End of London’s finest examples of classy French dining, it is therefore no wonder that the restaurant has become so popular with theatre goers. The moment you see Le Garrick you think of a Parisian restaurant, exuding that sense of French charm. Once you enter the image is complete and you are fully transported to Paris, with its bricked walls and candle lit decor which lends the restaurant a feeling of both quaint and costly. Undeniably the atmosphere is charming, a charm which it has refined for over thirty years. The cosy charm lends the restaurant a sense of romance making it the perfect place for a romantic meal, whether you are celebrating an anniversary or are on a date. Le Garrick makes for the perfect evening no matter what the event. Of course there are many reasons to visit Le Garrick, one of the best is for a place to eat or drink before and after a day at the theatre. Being situated in the West End it is the perfect restaurant to attend after a classy time at the theatre, continuing your day in the spirit of the theatre by discussing your time there at an equally classy restaurant. One thing that should not be missed out on is the opportunity for a discount, getting a members card entitles you to 15% of all charges from Monday to Friday at lunchtime up until 5 pm. This is highly recommended because after just one meal here you will be coming back. Once is enough to make anyone a fan of this terrific French restaurant.  

Rarely can a restaurant treat the taste buds as Le Garrick does, thanks to a menu which is undeniably pure French cuisine. The ingredients feel authentic and are completely delicious, this is in no small part thanks to a menu that has variety and care taken in its preparation. Starters include such fantastic entrees as cassolette, scallops, foie gras, mussels, and escargot, which are beautifully prepared for your enjoyment, starting your dining experience perfectly. The perfection however continues thanks to an immaculate main course selection, which ranges from classics such as beef bourguignon, moules-frites, fish of the day, and a special dish of the day. Each dish being authentically French, taking your taste buds to a French heaven. Of course if it is steak you want then you have a choice of onglet, rib-eye, and a 14oz 28 day old rib-eye, that will make your mouth water with delight. The excellent food does not end there however as the desert menu must not be avoided, including such treats as creme brulee, cafe gourmand, and petit gateau. All of which is served with the option of a coffee, tea, wine or lecture to help complement the end of your meal. As a treat, it is highly recommended that you try the Sunday lunch at Le Garrick, which includes the mussels, rib-eye steak, and creme brulee, truly delicious. This meal costs a bargain price of only £20 per person plus a Kir, proof that they really do care about their customers at Le Gerrick. As with all of the best French restaurants in London the wine list is spectacular, thanks to fantastic champagnes for celebration and spirits for relaxation. Recommended wines include ‘Sancerre ‘Domaine du Pré Semelé’, 2018’, ‘Vallet Frères, Meursault Premier Cru ‘Blagny’, 2011’, ‘Gamay de Touraine AOC, 2017’ and ‘Château Lalande, St Julien, Bordeaux, 2014’. Perfect wines to compliment what will certainly be an exquisite dining experience. 

It cannot be denied that Le Garrick has everything that is needed to be amongst the best French restaurants in London. The atmosphere is perfect for any customer, whether they are romancing or returning from a night at the theatre, you are guaranteed the charm of a Parisian restaurant. However the atmosphere is only the beginning of what makes Le Garrick such a terrific French restaurant as it is the food which keeps you coming back. The food being utterly fantastic, and most importantly authentically French, truly transporting you to France, allowing you to experience the very best of French dining.      

 

 

For a restaurant which oozes the greatness of French cuisine there is nowhere more fitting than Le Cafe Du Marche. This restaurant is quintessentially French, since 1986 authenticity has been the main concern. With its regularly changing menu of classics to suit the season to an overall charming and infectious atmosphere. Like many of the best French restaurants in London, Le Cafe Du Marche is irresistible to anyone who loves great food, and is the perfect addition to the French restaurant scene. 

This exquisite French restaurant was gifted to us in 1986 by the late Charles Graham-Wood, who learned all the best about hospitality from working at the legendary savoy. This top of the line experience has transferred brilliantly into Le Cafe Du Marche, which has a fantastic sense of hospitality in every facet of its conception. Now managed by Graham-Wood’s daughter Charlotte, the legacy which began in 1986 still remains as strong and prestigious as ever. Le Cafe Du Marche is perfectly placed within a beautiful cobbled street in Smithfield, which already gives the restaurant a natural sense of charm. However the full force of charm comes upon entering Le Cafe Du Marche, as you see the charming decor that has the feel of true country French restaurant that takes you back to the 20th century. This quaint charm make you feel completely relaxed and right at home, making for the perfect dining experience. What's more there is the opportunity for private dining in their high-ceiling roof dining room, Le Granier. A self contained dining area, with its own bar, toilet and kitchen. Furthermore, as with the rest of Le Cafe Du Marche the charming atmosphere is unparalleled, with its large windows and oak panelling, Le Granier has a true rustic charm. Capped of with terrific live jazz music you know that you are in for a brilliant dining experience at one of the best French restaurants in London.  

The cuisine at Le Cafe Du Marche is distinctly French and is unmistakably authentic, and of course the taste of these dishes are out of this world. French cuisine at its very best has has been brought to the streets of Smithfield in all its glory, courtesy of Le Cafe Du Marche’s fantastic menu. The three-course set menu is priced at £39.50, which considering how delighted your taste buds will be is a bargain. The entrees include all of the classics, ‘Escalope of smoked salmon, poached egg, beurre blanc’, ‘Game terrine, quince chutney, toasted sourdough’, ‘Puy lentils, and baby carrots, grilled goats cheese’ and much more for you to start your dining off perfectly. The main course lives up to the excellence of the starter, thanks to such greats as: ‘Roast pheasant, rainbow chard, parsnip puree, blackberry and port sauce’, Butternut ricotta and wild mushroom strudel, saute, new potato’ and ‘Lozere leg of lamb, wild mushrooms, dauphinoise, madeira sauce’, this unbelievable selection is just a taste of excellence on display. Finally the deserts cap of your dinner perfectly, thanks to choices which include: ‘Autumn fruit crumble, and ‘Pistachio bavarois, raspberry and honeycomb’, all of the desserts are utterly delightful. There is no denying that the food is mouth wateringly delicious, and it is only natural to want to wash such excellent food down with an equally fantastic wine. Fortunately Le Cafe Du Marche does not let you down, from a brilliant range of white wines including Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux and Muscadet Sur Lie La Quilla. The red wines being even better with such classics as Cotes Du Rhone and Barbera D’alba Boroli. Along with these terrific choices is an excellent variety of champagnes, rose’s, port, and dessert wines. As with all the best French restaurants in London, clearly all culinary requirements have been met. 

Truly Le Cafe Marche is an excellent slice of French brilliance, from its overall atmosphere to the perfect food. Charlotte Graham-Wood has done an exquisite job of continuing her father's fantastic legacy, maintaining Le Cafe Marche as one of the best French restaurants in London. There is no denying that the unlimited amount of charm which this restaurant exudes is unmissable for food lovers everywhere. 

 

 

There  is nothing about La Dame De Pic that does not shout class and elegance, this fine restaurant is a beauty to behold. This beauty becoming enthusiasm once the first dish enters your sight, being wonderfully prepared and tasting even more delicious than it looks. La Dame De Pic brings the very best of French cuisine into the 21st century, being unmistakably modern in every sense of the word. The atmosphere and food will make you relaxed and enjoy every moment of this new and exciting French restaurant.    

This acclaimed restaurant has recently been awarded two Michelin stars in 2020, rightfully so as the food at La Dame De Pic is incredible in both its presentation and overall delicious flavour. The excellent food is courtesy of Anne-Sophie Pic, truly one of the finest chefs France has produced since the turn of the century. Anne-Sophie has gained considerable acclaim in the last decade, being declared the world's best female chef by Veuve Clicquot, and earning three of her very own Michelin stars. Now Anne-Sophie brings her well documented culinary excellence to La Dame De Pic. The food is prepared to immaculate, yet unique detail, demonstrating that Anne-Sophie works from instinct rather than rigid rules. The lunches are a wonder to behold in of themselves, for a starter the ‘Fresh Cheese Gnotti’ is recommended, served with wild mushroom, baby spinach, Tonka and Voatsiperifery pepper emulsion. This is just one option which is only a starter for a distinctive and incredibly tasty lunch. From the main menu the choices are out of this world, the starters including berlingois, Scottish Langoustine, Foie Gras, Bluefin Tuna, Oscietra Caviar. The equally excellent main course made up of Wild Sea Bass, Red Mullet, John Dory, Cornish Wild Turbot, Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, Suckling Pig, Brittany Pigeon, and Veal Sweetbread. All these choices are unmissable and come alive with taste in your mouth. At one of the best French restaurants in London a tasting menu is to be expected, and the tastes are as fantastic as you would expect. The tastes on display include Berlingots, Blue Lobster, and much more to keep your appetite pleased. If that wasn't enough then the deserts are the cherry on the top of this perfect French restaurant. This immaculately chosen desert menu comprises of Itakuja Chocalette, The White Millefeuille, Tiramisu, Pear, and a selection of French cheeses. Naturally the wine list is perfect, to go with your perfect meal, which was awarded the WFW Best Medium-Sized Wine List in the World in 2018, earned in no small effort by Wine Director Jan Konetzki. Many of the best wines on their list come from the Rohon Valley, which has an almost 2000 year history of growing the best grapes for wine. They have made sure that there is nothing but the best at La Dame De Pic. 

When fine dining at one of the best French restaurants in London you expect to feel your most relaxed, fortunately at La Dame De Pic you are able to fully soak up the atmosphere. When dining at this fine French restaurant you get a true sense of modernity, getting the feeling that this is the true contemporary dining experience. The modern decor is unmistakably classy with its wide open spaces, large windows, mirrors and the clashing red and white colours of furniture. It cannot be denied that Le Dame De Pic has brought French dining into the modern world, which is what elevates it to being one of the best French restaurants in London. Further proof of this can be seen by the restaurants private dining area, which is perfect for special events. Comprising of a large table which seats up to twelve people, who sit in maximum comfort and style. You are able to enjoy any event, whether it be a social event or corporate meal, you’ll be able to socialise and dine with the perfect atmosphere not matter the reason. Furthermore, guests have the fantastic opportunity to choose from a four, five, and six course menu. Lastly their expert team of Sommeliers will always be on hand to make certain you have the best possible wine to go down with your meal. Anne-Sophie has set out to defy tradition by modernising a dining experience most people associate with the last century. However by bringing it into the modern world she has made sure that La Dame De Pic feels fresh and innovative. 

Most of the best French restaurants in London take you back to the past, however Le Dame De Pic shirks of tradition by diving head first into the twenty first-century. This has paid off brilliantly, from both the food and the atmosphere you have a new and innovative dining experience. You are guaranteed fantastic time at this terrific French restaurant which will make you feel relaxed thanks to a true sense of class and elegance.    


 

Authenticity has never felt quite so charming as it does at Chez Antoinette, which truly feels like a slice of French excellence planted in the Covent Garden piazza. Everything about Chez Antoinette speaks to idyllic French dining, from the atmosphere that has an undeniable French flavour to the outstanding culinary delights. Chez Antoinette has well earned its position as one of the best French restaurants in London thanks to a fantastic sense of authenticity that livens up you dining experience. 

Chez Antoinette is relatively new to the French restaurant scene, only opening in 2014, founder Aurelia Delclos, in honour of her grandmother, known as Antoinette, and was inspired by her grandmothers authentic French cooking to offer excellent French cuisine to the world. Now thanks to Aurelia we are able to experience authentic French cuisine at its most delicious. Chez Antoinette serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all to an authentic and mouth-watering quality. The breakfast menu includes such excellent options as ‘Homemade Brioche’, ‘Antoinette Croque Monsieur/Madam’ and ‘Eggs Royal/Eggs Benedict’. Each of these is made with a specific Chez Antoinette style and flavour which is unmistakably authentic. However it is their all day menu which truly transports you to France, from the aperitifs you are given the choice of a cheese board, home to all the best cheeses, a charcuterie board, saucissons, a mixed platter of cheese, charcuterie, salad, and bread, and finally baked camembert. All delicious options, and only a small part of what makes Chez Antoinette one of the best French restaurants in London. The highlight of the Chez Antoinette menu is the Les Tartines, open faced sandwiches, which comes courtesy of chef Marion Boho, who has done an outstanding job of making certain these dishes are as authentic and palate pleasing as possible. These unbelievable Les Tartines include brie, goats cheese and honey, avocado and beetroot hummus, rillettes, anchovy, and foie gras. Each prepared to perfection, as with the rest of the menu, which includes goats cheese salad, smoked salmon salad, jambon cru salad, and duck confit salad. Finally, Chez Antoinette has a terrific selection of homemade desserts, which includes Antoinette's chocolate cake, lemon tart, apple crumble, caramel and hazelnut tart, and a cake of the day. Being home made each of these deserts has been carefully prepared for your ultimate enjoyment, as is to be expected of this fantastic restaurant. 

It is only natural for a French restaurant to have the right atmosphere to feel suitably French, fortunately authenticity is the most important thing at Chez Antoinette. Aesthetics are very important to creating authenticity, and the aesthetics at this restaurant are perfect. Aurelia chose the furniture and crockery herself to create the aesthetic, choosing a variety of antiques throughout the country to help recreate her childhood eating with her grandmother. This demonstrates the love and care taken in creating the right atmosphere, and needless to say Aurelia has been extremely successful. Chez Antoinette is a French restaurant which makes you feel right at home and relaxed, which significantly adds to the restaurants charm. Overall the aesthetic has a rustic charm, feeling right out of a time and place in 20th century France, when Aurelia’s grandmother would have been cooking for her. Aurelia has shared this time and place with us all, and it truly transports you back. Of course it is not just the atmosphere which makes you feel at home, nor indeed the food, but also the drinks list. Many of the drinks having been chosen from a variety of areas throughout France for an added feeling of authenticity. This includes French tea, a fantastic selection of rose’s, white, and red wines, as well as a glass or bottle of the always fantastic Monbazillac as the restaurants dessert wine. True care has been taken to make certain that you achieve an authentic French dining experience, which is truly respectable, and given their great success Chez Antoinette has to be considered one of the best French restaurants in London.                   

Given the short time in which Chez Antoinette has been around it is surprising that they have achieved the greatness that they have. However thanks to outstanding food, drink and atmosphere Chez Antoinette has assured itself as being one of the best French restaurants in London. The authenticity on display is charming and unmissable for people looking for the best of French dining. 

 

 

For a restaurant which prides itself on is contemporary French cuisine, Clos Maggiore is a restaurant which understands its customers and has made cuisine is the best it can be. Their customer care is so great that in 2016 they were voted the most romantic restaurant in the world by Hardens and Architectural Digest. It is not difficult to see why Clos Maggiore would be considered so romantic, as everything from the food, atmosphere and decor can be said to be idyllic. Hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London, and an unmissable one at that. 

Along with being voted the most romantic restaurant in the world in 2016, Clos Maggiore came third in Europe's most romantic restaurants by Big Seven Travel, earned Wine Spectator Grand Award in 2018, and imbibe’s Wine Lists of the Year UK. All of this acclaim is well earned as Clos Maggiore is a restaurant where the customers dining is the highest priority, hence why it is one of the best French restaurants in London. For the ultimate atmospheric experience they have specifically chosen a very unique aesthetic choice, styling itself after the country inns of Provence and Tuscany, which creates a cosy sense of intimacy. Compounding this excellent atmosphere is a cherry blossom adorned conservatory which includes a retractable glass ceiling, perfect for enjoying the summer evenings. For those winter evenings it is lite up by candle light and a gorgeous fire, creating the perfectly comfortable atmosphere. It is therefore not surprising that Clos Maggiore is considered one of the most romantic restaurants, as the atmosphere is idyllic, as it transports you to a beautiful European environment. As with all great French restaurants the private dining area is fantastic, complete with beautiful wood panelling, a brilliant view of Covent Garden, and a roaring fire. This makes for an extremely relaxing and comfortable dining experience, an experience which the staff will perfectly curate around your event. Holding up to 23 people, the staff will arrange the decor and a specialised menu for your enjoyment, making certain that whatever the event your every need is taken care off. Truly that is what is so great about Clos Maggiore, that you come out satisfied no matter what the occasion. 

Ultimately you cannot have a great restaurant without a great menu, and there is no denying that Clos Maggiore provides exactly that. The delectable food comes thanks to the boundless talent of chef Marcellin Marc, who has infused the very best of Provincial cuisine into the menu for a perfect result. The result of this is that Clos Maggiore have been consistently been awarded with AA-Rosette Awards. These awards are well earned as Marcellin has taken great dedication in sourcing local and seasonal ingredients from small UK-based produces, making certain of high quality. Choosing fish fresh from British waters, organically grown vegetables, and meat sourced from around the UK. Thus making certain each ingredient is of the highest possible quality, something which becomes evident once you try it. Highlights from the sample menu include ‘Pan Roasted Les Landes Duck Liver’ for a starter, ‘Hand Rolled Fresh Pappardelle’ as a vegetarian option, ‘Pan Roasted South Coast Wild Turbot’ as fish dish, and for a meat option the ‘Slow Braised Short Rib of Black Angus Beef and Toasted Hazelnut Pangritata’. All of these dishes are mouth watering in how fantastic they are, in no small part because of the great care taken in making them. Every great meal requires a great wine to wash it down with, and with Clos Maggiore you are spoilt for choice, thanks to a cellar with over 2500 selections from over 18 different countries. Of course it is impossible to drink every single one of these wines, hence why in 2014 they introduced the Coravin wine preservation system, allowing you to taste the very rarest of wines. It is therefore not surprising that they have won awards for their wines, and why they are one of the best French restaurants in London. 

To be considered on of the best French restaurants in London great care and attention must be taken in every aspect of the service. Fortunately, great care and attention is at the forefront Clos Maggiore, from the atmosphere and decor which is rich with romance to the food which is authentic and delicious. Everything about Clos Maggiore demonstrates that they care about satisfying the customers culinary needs. 

Each of the best French restaurants in London is unique and distinctive, adding a great flavour to the city itself through their excellence. For anyone looking for the perfect and authentic French dining experience none of these restaurants can be avoided.        
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Best Cocktail Bars In London

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At The Savoy its all about the attention to detail to give you the best glamorous cocktail experience in London at one of the award winning bars – Beaufort Bar.

The Beaufort Bar is nothing but luxurious with the added dramatic jet-black and burnished gold décor. The creative mixologists shake up classic and newly elegant creative styled house cocktails made with an element of drama. Not to mention Beaufort Bar has one of the most extensive fabulous choices of champagne in London, by glass or bottle – perfect for all special occasions or for simply just dining in style.

The five-star menu, is illustrated as a tunnel-book, that pays tribute to the long history of The Savoy and some of its famous guests – namely Katherine Hepburn to name a few, who in her time was rejected from hotels due to her now popular fashion sense. Try the cocktail that was inspired by the famous actress – Incognito, a masculine mix of Patron Anejo Tequila, Averno and Martini Rubino with popcorn and walnut.

For a full glamourous day out in London, start off with the famous afternoon tea at The Savoy inspired and created by Gordan Ramsey, head to The Beaufort for a luxurious afternoon of cocktails and finally dine like the stars.

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The Coral Garden, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, is an intimate bar in Central London, located just 3 minutes away from Tottenham Court Road station.

The Coral Garden is equipped with heaters and a botanical canopy with cosy fireplace, just perfect for those cold days. The experts have put together a carefully curated afternoon tea to a 5-course feast with cocktails and canapés.

The Coral Room was designed by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki, the vibrant grand salon bar reflects an exquisite country house transported to the city. The versatility of The Coral Room is sure to make it an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of Central London.


Open from midday daily, The Coral Room provides the perfect setting during the day for a lunch, afternoon tea, cocktails and wine, transforming itself into a lively cocktail bar in the evenings.

Moving onto the bar, the cocktails are inspired from England. Each cocktail combines local ingredients: Kentish cobnuts, Bramley apples, violets, rhubarb, rosehips – let you embark on an English journey.

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Demon, Wise & Partners, a classic cocktail bar, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, just situated beneath a pub – The Arbitrager in the heart of The City of London on Throgmorton Street.

Reservations are a must at this superb location, and is a seated only venue. Expect fabulous canapes, cocktails, beers, wines and spirits from Demon, Wise & Partners.

A must try is the popular Demon and the Wise; two drinks using exceptional spirits, one reflecting there inner wickedness and daring characteristics, the other showing maturity of years, wisdom and complexity. Very unique that the team have a motto where each drink will be made 100 times, after that, it will be replaced by another recipe.

The super popular drink DEMON #25, is a smokey and flavourful Old Fashioned, with Laphroaig 10yo Sherry Cask, Lambeth Walk Porter reduction and Angostura bitters. The WISE #23, a decadent Armangnac Sazerac, made with Lauvia Armangnac Hors D’age, Peychaud’s bitters, Angostura bitters, sugar and absinthe.

 Bourne & Hollingsworth

One of the best cocktail bars in London, the Bourne & Hollingsworth, a venue to guarantee an entertained and fun night, be amazed at the setting to a host of notorious stories, the perfect venue to meet for after-hours drinks.

Try one of the cocktails, designed to tease you a little and let the music boost your mood. The cocktail menu will tease you with, Yo Ho Ho – spiced & Aged Rum stirred down with banana liqueur and butterscotch syrup, finished with old fashioned bitters.

Try the famous Smoked Blood Orange Margarita, tequila & Mezcal shaken with grapefruit liqueur, fresh lime & blood orange syrup, or try the Homebrew Punch, peach & raspberry gin, rose vermouth and bergamot liqueur blended with lemon verbena & berry tea cordial and topped with bubbles. Finally, the Star of Fitzrovia with vanilla vodka, coconut rum, Galliano shaken with passion fruit juice, pineapple juice and fresh lime juice. Topped with coconut & vanilla cream.

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Burlock Rum Room, is a hidden 1930’s Havana-Style basement bar making this venue one of the best cocktail bars in London.

Perfectly located close to Oxford Street, this hidden basement bar is a Rum haven for the keen Rum drinkers. We don’t expect anything less that the rum is Caribbean and of course premium. The bar is a true inspiration of Cuba’s rum history, walk in and be delighted to the 1930’s Havana-styled walls of Burlock that display stunning vintage prints, a sipping salon corner with authentic retro hairdryers and also a grand house veranda making it the ultimate Rum Room in London.

Burlock is mainly all about Rum, but there is a wide selection of cocktails with and without Rum. Cocktails include, signature Daiquiris, Gunfire, Painkiller, Mojito’s and of course beers, ciders and wines. We suggest going for tasty tacos and bar snacks paired with a good rum cocktail.

purl

Purl London, has been open since 2010 in Marylebone. The word purl comes from an old English drink consisting of warm ale, gin, wormwood and spices.

Purl is known for being innovative with culinary techniques that tell a story of each and every cocktail on the menu. Expect drinks that will blow you away on every sensory level, using aroma, fogs, airs, foams, food, bespoke glasses and liquid nitrogen to bring the drink to life and transport you to another place or time.

Go for the music themed nights of swing/jazz/blues or funk. Fridays are themed jazz music nights.

The drinks menu also caters for wine drinkers and serves three flavours of wine – red, white and pink. The venue also boosts a selection of craft beers and great canapes and bar snacks.

Purl and the expert mixologists offer cocktail masterclasses that will teach you all the techniques used to mix up some super drinks using food, smoke and foam to name a few.

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Apples & Pears Bar, is a lovely cocktail bar just tucked away behind a graffiti covered shutter at the Aldgate East end of Brick Lane.

Walk in and feel the music to be eclectic and lively, playing everything from soul, funk, old school hip hop and 80s/90s party classics at the weekends and midweek, live acoustic sessions. Great for cold nights out with outdoor heating available.

The cocktail menu includes, No Whey Jose – Mexicana meets Tropicana: fruit and fiery with just a touch of smoke. Not A Negroni – Bitter, boozy with a splash of forest fruits and woken up with Prosecco. Cococabana – A surprisingly light but boozy-banoffee fizz. French Connection – Like a night out at the Moulin Rouge for your mouth.

Definitely a night to remember with great vibes, cocktails and music to start or end of the weekend.

The Proofing Room, a very popular destination in London, is one of the best cocktail bars in London, is the ultra-slick basement cocktail bar in Soho.

This underground cocktail bar is known for having a bespoke seasonal cocktail menu, which is rather unique and inspiring. Expect the cocktail menu to include, the Nikka Highball (Nikka whisky, kummel, absinthe, peach, orange, soda), and Sweet Pea & Elderflower (vodka, sweet pea, elderflower, bitter lemon), the Coconut Butter Old Fashioned (bourbon, coconut butter, bitters).

The Proofing Room also has a great bar food menu to go with the cocktails, on the menu expect quails’ scotch eggs with honey-whisky mustard mayo, and whisky-cured salmon charcoal macarons, roquefort, grape and walnut truffles.

One of the best cocktail bars in London Nine Lives

Nine Lives is a hidden gem, located in the Victorian basement of No.8 Holyrood Street, is packed full of incredible cocktails, great vibes & a killer soundtrack.

The name Nine Lives refers to an ethos of salvation – unveiled treasures, nothing wasted and of course, everything lovingly sourced. As you can imagine, the drinks menu is designed by the superb bar team. The team have created all cocktails and drinks with a passion and creative inspirational spirit.

Start your weekend the right way with the great music and sound systems that are perfect for some after-dark listening, drinking and dancing.

Nine Lives also has a great food menu, all fresh and seasonal, try the popular seafood tacos, with the sun-kissed flavours of 70s Southern California. Chef ‘El Tigre’ from Guadalajara, Mexico, created this dish from his childhood memories in Mexico.

One of the best cocktail bars in London

Callooh Callay is guaranteed to deliver high quality drinks and service, has won numerous awards including the Top 50 Cocktail Bars 2022, 2019, Top 500 Bars 2021, 2020, 2019, with Imbibe’s Best Drinks List 2020, Best International High Volume Cocktail Bar at Tales of the Cocktail 2016 and Top 4 Best Int’l High Volume Cocktail Bar 2019, 2018 and 2015, not to mention Worlds Best Cocktail Menu in 2012 and have been named in Drinks International’s World’s 50 Best Bars in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

Cocktail Masterclasses are taught by the very skilled bartenders, know all the tricks and learn how to make classic hit cocktails of your choice. We wouldn’t expect anything less than fabulous spirits, quality ingredients, and bartending equipment

The cocktail menu has many delights such as Bruja Verde made with Bruxo X Mezcal – Ancho Reyes Verde – Tío Pepe Sherry – Italicus Bergamot Rosolio – Coriander – Lime – Saline – Tonic. The Fist Bump is made with Brugal 1888 Rum – Bacardi Ocho Rum – Smith & Cross Rum – Triple Sec – Lime – Orgeat – Absinthe – Raspberry. Not foregetting the popular High Five with Banana Rum – Rumbar Gold Rum – Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum – Sugar – Lemon.

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Planque Restaurant London Review

April 6, 2022 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

The Planque restaurant in London defines itself as a “wine drinkers’ clubhouse.” They offer a membership for wine enthusiasts, where people can get together and share their passion for the beverage over fine food and meaningful conversation. They have priority when reserving tables at the restaurant and can attend all wine events. Members can also store their wine in the house cellar and use private dining spaces and the club lounge. 

The restaurant, which seats 40 customers, has an intricate and characteristic design, with simple wooden tables and booths inside a cellar-like architectural wonder. Cobalt blue oval walls surround the large tables in private spaces, creating an intimate environment perfect for long meals with wine and friends. The rest of the area is very homey, perfect for the establishment’s proposal. The decor is simple, with books filling up shelves by the beige walls and bottles of wine lying in the cellar on the back. They also have a store on-site for those who want to take food or wine to go and purchase quality kitchen equipment. Natural light comes in through the large windows.

The food is French-inspired, served to match the wines and environment. Prawn dumplings with consommé or Liver Parfait with terrine are an example of that. You can also savor the grilled lamb cutlets with spring greens and nettles. Maybe go for the Rosella di Lusia with hazelnuts and mandarins, pairing that up with fresh white wine. Their desserts are well spoken of, like the milk chocolate tart with prune ice cream. Think large family Sunday meals, and you will know what to expect.

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Planque Restaurant London Dress Code & Address

Cuisine: French

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Area: Haggerstone

Address: 322-324 Acton Mews, London E8 4EA, United Kingdom

Website: https://planque.co.uk/

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants In London

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Best Fine Dining Restaurants In London

Da Terra, one of the best fine dining restaurants in London, was awarded its first Michelin star in 2020 and then soon after they received their impressive and well deserved second Michelin star in 2021.

The restaurant is located in a modern posh Victorian hotel, walk in and be invited with a cocktail at the bar before you have your gourmet surprise.

Head Chef, Rafael Cagali, originally from São Paulo in Brazil with an Italian background, Rafael started his career in London at the age of 21 with an impressive career at The Fat Duck by Heston Blumenthal to then opening Fera at Claridges. Cagali’s unique cuisine is inspired by the flavours of his roots and influences of his culinary experiences throughout his career.

The next Chef, Mark Tuttiett knowns as Rafael’s right-hand man, comes with much culinary experience to add to the impressive kitchen team. Chef Paulo Airaudo, the business partner, was born in Argentina, expanded his portfolio at some very impressive restaurants including Arzak in San Sebastián, The Fat Duck in London and Magnolia in Italy.

Pidgin

One of the best fine dining restaurants in London – Pidgin, opened in 2015 with the concept to serve a weekly changing menu and to never have the same dish. Pidgin located in East London, is a small cosy restaurant hidden in a vibey busy area.

The menu, is a four-course set menu with wine pairings, is simply really just creative modern British dishes. Expect the menu to deliver nothing but an array of different textures and flavours that are so unique and never to be repeated. The wine pairings, of course, also change weekly based on the menu created by Chef Dan Graham.

Chef Dan Graham has created many dishes including dishes inspired with British Asian influences, including a peach of a Viognier from Languedoc. The week we experienced had these dishes on the menu: barbecued squid, kimchi served with an autumn vegetable ‘salad’ with jasmine rice broth, followed by roast quail with creamed corn and herby ‘green sauce’, then glazed apple bread pudding with sticky miso butterscotch sauce to end off the dining experience.

Owners James Ramsden and musician Sam Herlihy came up with the weekly menu concept while hosting a supper club and wanted to recreate the enjoyable experience fine dining style. Pidgin is a must try and since the menu changes weekly you can dine frequently.

Best Fine Dining Restaurants In London

Club Gascon, one of the best fine dining restaurants in London, is a Michelin-starred contemporary French restaurant with imaginative plates of food moved by the gastronomy of southwest France.  The restaurant opened in 1998 and has received numerous rewards, including 3 AA rosettes and a Michelin star that was first awarded in 2002, and which has been retained every year since

Club Gascon is located just off of London’s historic Smithfield Market in Clerkenwell. Dine in a former Lyon’s Tea house still with many original features including the dramatic marble facades along one side of the dining room. 

The kitchen is led by the talented Chef-patron Pascal Aussignac, who strives to showcase the traditional Gascon flavours in a contemporary and innovative style. Chef Pascal’s “Le Marché” tasting menu changes seasonally and makes use of the best available produce from suppliers in the UK and France.  This tasting menu is a seven course tasting menu with a shorter five course version also available and of course can be paired with wine.

Expect a wine list to take you on a voyage across southwest France featuring well known and excellent vintages.

Galvin

The Michelin star Galvin La Chapelle’s, is one of the best fine dining restaurants in London, conveniently located in walking distance from Liverpool Street station. Walk in and be intrigued by the large arched windows, high stone ceilings and stylish interiors provide the perfect backdrop to a traditional modern French inspired menu.

The restaurant was first awarded a Michelin star in 2011, and has retained it since. A menu that is fresh, seasonal and local is all sourced from the local markets in London.

The menu comprises of some top dishes such as Lasagne of Dorset crab with beurre Nantais & pea shoots and Ballotine of Var salmon, avocado cream & Royal Oscietra caviar on toast for starters. Mains include, Tagine of Bresse pigeon, couscous, confit lemon, aubergine purée & harissa sauce and Fillet & slow cooked rib of Cumbrian beef, watercress, potato crumb & alliums. Saving the best for last, desserts are irresistible, Apple tarte Tatin & Normandy crème fraiche and the Raspberry soufflé, crumble & raspberry coulis are must trys.

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Restaurant Story, is one of the best fine dining restaurants in London, was created by Chef Tom Sellers as he tells his story and the story of British food through an ever-evolving tasting menu of seasonal dishes. The restaurant gained its first Michelin star after five months of opening in 2013 and its second Michelin star in 2021.

Chef Tom Sellers is the Head Chef, trained at some of the world’s best restaurants including Restaurant Tom Aikens, Noma and Per Se. His food is predominantly British, using seasonality to lead a menu that invokes memory and brings a narrative to each plate.

Jonathan, Head Sommelier, has also worked at The Ritz, Social Eating House and Orwells. Jonathan carefully selects wines that are intriguing and champions the people and provenance behind each drink on our list.

The innovative talents and creativity of Chef Tom Sellers leaves an unforgettable impression.

Otto's

One of the best fine dining restaurants in London is Otto’s, which has been voted over the years as one of the best French restaurants in London. Otto’s is a classic, sophisticated and dreamy French fine dining restaurant. A definite if you are looking for something romantic.

A must try for wonderful French food and expect nothing less than an outstanding lunch or romantic dinner. Of course, the restaurant offers an exceptional wine list that is sought after. The menu focuses on the traditional and classic French cuisine, and not forgetting Gallic fine dining. It is no surprise that Otto’s French Restaurant in London was nominated in the most recent World Restaurant Awards.

On the classic French menu for entrées, you can expect to indulge in dishes like Homard et sa Bisque, Lobster Bisque and Lobster Soufflé aux Fromage de Chèvre, Sauce aux Herbes Fraiches, Double Baked Goat’s Cheese Souffle and Herb Sauce Demi-douzaine d’Escargots à la Bourguignonne. For mains or ‘plats’, try the Pâtes Fraiches Maison aux Cèpes et Truffe and Home-Made Fresh Pasta with Cep Mushrooms and Truffle Steak de Veau de Corrèze à l’Os aux Morilles.

A wide range of patisseries are available to end off your French dining experience such as the classic Crème Brûlée, Tarte Tatin and  Grand Marnier Souffle, Raspberry Coulis Moelleux au Chocolat et à l’Orange.

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Awarded 3 Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, is one of the best fine dining restaurants in London for their contemporary French cuisine and impeccable service. Be invited to a contemporary, light and stylish informal setting with three unique dining rooms tailored for different occasions – la table Lumiere, salon Prive and salon Park Lane.

Guests have the option to choose among a stunning collection of Hermès china sets, dine in style with the Puiforcat silverware and Saint-Louis crystal, used exclusively for Table Lumière. With its high ceilings, and plenty of natural light, Salon Park Lane conveys an atmosphere of serenity. Turn any event into an unforgettable experience.

Executive Chef Jean-Philippe Blondet creates the cuisine with a modern and polished approach, with of course using current seasonal produce from British and French suppliers.

The Chef has carefully crafted a Tasting Menu with hand-dived sea scallop, cauliflower, citrus and caviar marinated sea bass, green meat radish, pistachio, samphire and Sichuan pepper lobster medallion, chicken quenelles, Périgord truffle and homemade semolina pasta line-caught turbot, Jerusalem artichokes, sunflower seeds, tarragon saddle of venison Kalibos cabbage and pumpkin served with an assortment of French cheeses.

Four Seasons

The Amaranto restaurant located in the Four Seasons London hotel in Mayfair, can be described as a light and airy space, the menu is specially created by Executive Chef Henry Brosi who will take you on a culinary journey. The restaurant boosts a private dining room and sun-filled semi-private Captain’s Table for an intimate romantic dining experience.

Conveniently located in close proximity from Park Lane and Piccadilly, enjoy an al fresco dining experience with a menu of classic dishes to be complemented by specialty cocktails created by Bar Manager Ivan Arena.

The menu is an a la carte style menu, expect dishes from caviar, served with blinis, sour cream and chives, light starters and salads such as the classic Caesar salad and pasta dishes like the gnocchetti and lobster linguine made with a spicy shellfish sauce. Mains and from the grill include sea bass fillet and dover sole all sourced locally. Desserts and cheese for your last course, you will be tempted by the Seven Sins and apricot and caramel cake.

Murano

For fine dining, Murano in Mayfair, is a must try. The restaurant opened in 2008 and successfully within 4 months achieved a Michelin Star, followed by 4 AA Rosettes. Murano is one of the few restaurants to hold 4 AA rosettes and was included in the Good Food Guide’s Top 50 restaurants for 2015.

Behind all the success is Angela Hartnett, executive chef, is one of the UK’s most loved and talented chefs and restaurateurs. Angela has launched Amaryllis in Scotland; Verre in Dubai; Menu and The Grill Room at The Connaught, with Gordon Ramsay. Angela has two cookbooks to her name, Cucina (2007) and Angela’s Kitchen (2011).

The private room, seating up to 12 guests, features a retractable curtain and a window offering a direct view into the kitchen which is perfect for any dining occasion.

The team at Murano have a selection of set menus and for those wanting a more interactive experience, Angela and her team will devise a tasting with matching wines as part of a Chefs Table experience.

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One of the best fine dining restaurants in London is Behind, an intimate Michelin star fish-focused restaurant run by chef Andy Beynon. Behind is an intimate, small cosy 18-seater for lunch and dinner.

Behind is chef Andy Beynon’s first restaurant that opened in October 2020. Impressively only after 20 days’ the restaurant was awarded its first Michelin Star. Andy has had some incredible experience, he spent 15 years working in some of the best Michelin star restaurants.

This intimate restaurant offers one dinner and one lunch sitting, with all diners served their food at the same time. Be intrigued with a full view of the kitchen and are fully immersed in the dining experience. We love that the chef offers diners a chance to see ‘behind the scenes’ in the kitchen, with all courses served to them by the Chefs.

The 8-course tasting menu is fish-focused, seasonal, and utilises some of the best of British produce and is served by the chefs that created and prepared your dish.

The 8-course tasting menu includes; brambles, juniper, sour apple skin, native lobster muffin, oyster taco, gentleman’s relish, mushroom ‘tea and toast’, crab, jelly, plum, cardamom, roasted Hake, cockles, sherry, guinea fowl, pumpkin and seed and lastly for dessert the chocolate, salted pine and ricotta.

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Best Cocktail Bars in East London

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East London is home to some of London’s best cocktail bars. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best cocktail bars in East London.

Night Jar - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

Nightjar, known for being a hidden glamour bar on the edge of Shoreditch, is one of the ultimate speakeasy cocktail bars in East London, and did we mention it is a destination for the discerning drinkers to linger, relax and meet – yes please. With a reputation for breathing new life into those old forgotten cocktails and bringing classic recipes to life with probably the best presentation in town. Serving up quality cocktails with a nightly jazz live band and contemporary tapas to get you through the night. Be prepared to be amazed by the 1920’s décor of candlelit tables, tin cup cocktails with the jazz bands entertaining the night. It’s no surprise that Nightjar features on The World’s 50 Best Bars (2017).

Playing cards illustrate the pre-prohibition, prohibition and post-war years in history, while showcasing Nightjar’s signatures, which is interestingly also how the menu is ordered. A very cool experience that is a must try. Alongside the cocktail menu is a great spirit and wine list for those that are not in the cocktail mood.

There are no cocktail bars like this in East London, let alone Shoreditch, like this. Nightjar is seating only and bookings are essential. A cover charge is needed for live music nights which will be conveniently added to your bill. Be sure to get a seat next to the bar to watch the bartenders in action at one of the best cocktail bars in East London.

Coupette - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

After launching in 2017, Coupette has since gained an international reputation becoming known for their unique style. Coupette is known for winning the industry’s top awards and not to mention Coupette has retained a spot for being listed as the 23rd ‘World’s Best Bar’ in 2019. More reason to have a night out of cocktails at Coupette. Owner Chris Moore is an expert in the industry and the bar has been able to create some of the most famous cocktails.

All cocktails are served elegantly and are presented in beautiful classic glassware. They are designed to be enjoyed simply and effortlessly with quality, regional produce and lesser-known spirits. Each cocktail is created by combining techniques with quality ingredients.

Coupette’s award cocktails, such as the most famous ‘Champagne Pina Colada’, which is a lighter version of the classic, made with Bacardi, pineapple, Agricole, coconut and not to forget Moet & Chandon, as well as ‘Apples’, made using Calvados and freshly pressed apple juice. With a French inspiration and focus, Coupette is one of the best specialist bars with authentic French ingredients. Coupette offers live piano to your cocktail experience between 8-11pm on Monday and Wednesdays.

Coupette may be small but is perfect for its simple, clean interior of the bar.

The Gibson Bar

The Gibson Bar offers the ultimate cocktail experience to jazz piano solos in there renowned Edwardian Tardis. The cocktail bar takes its name from a classic ‘Edwardian’ cocktail (a classic Martini served with the famous pickled onion), invented in the 1900’s. The cocktail menu is designed to take you on a journey through time including classic pickled cocktails. There are over 40 inventive cocktails that will transform your night, so go on and book a night that will transport you to different seasons in different eras.

The menu is designed to give drinkers a history lesson (an exciting lesson) about many of the cocktails involving art deco, history and naturalist imagery. The menu will take you on a journey where you are encouraged to choose a season you would like to visit, then select a month and a drink from that month – this will set the co-ordinates of your destination in history. The menu has been expertly designed with great skill that involves a significant number of ingredients. Expect a stylish, unique and sophisticated cocktail bar with an abundance of a great atmosphere including jazz and blues music.

Join Marian Beke and his team every night from 5pm to 2am Mondays to Saturdays and 1pm to 10.30pm on Sundays.

Silver Lining - Hackney

Silver Lining cocktail bar in Hackney, East London is the UK’s first dedicated orange and skin contact wine bar and shop. The bar echoes the relaxed and stylish surroundings while still feeling like you are a local in your new favourite bar. For the love of good food, wine and cocktails, the cocktail bar was founded by couple Alistair and Sarah Maddox. Alistair and Sarah share a passion to showcase small independent producers, growers and winemakers from around the world. Silver Linings is a shop by day selling a range of orange and skin contact wines with great coffee and food, and by night you can expect cocktails and delicious French inspired snacks in the cosy neighborhood of Hackney, East London.

Sit at the bar and sample the wine or French inspired snacks or simply choose to have a full dining experience with an eclectic range of international small plates, an excellent wine list and of course cocktails. Silver Linings is designed to be considerate to all dining needs from intimate dates to communal dining for groups.

Found - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

Found is one of the most incredible speakeasy cocktail bars in Shoreditch that is accessed via a discreetly marked doorway next to Casita on Ravey Street. This speakeasy is all a bit ‘hush hush’ on exactly how you get there, follow these steps to find this speakeasy: Head towards 5 Ravey St in Shoreditch and make your way downstairs. Pop your head through the velvet curtain, head down a stairway to an old-fashioned cocktail bar. Step in to find low-hanging lights, a backbar filled with a stunning range of bottles, and plenty of nooks to snuggle up in. Boasting one of the best bars you’ll find anywhere in East London, this is definitely a spot that will become a new favourite drinking haunt and is really all about the cocktails.

Found comprises of four rooms and also happens to be the perfect date location – with nooks and comfy seating that are perfect. The venue is rather small and it does get busy on weekends so bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

Opened by Casita’s previous head mixologist – Oskar Klimaszewski – Found has a menu of only twelve cocktails (including house drinks and twists). We recommend trying zingy Heaven and Hell (cachaca, framboise,  jalapeno agave, lime and raspberry) – the citrus kick with a touch of agave and raspberry but with a light spicy finish. The menu is masterfully-mixed to a level of quality that’s unparalleled by most.

Little Nan's London

Little Nan’s opened their doors in early 2013, using owner Tristan’s late Nan’s furniture and treasured heirlooms. Tristan opened the bar in honor of his late Nan, with a mission to spoil guests with a homely environment. Little Nan’s is located within two arches underneath Deptford’s ancient railway lines.

The menu features over 85 cocktails named after loyal regulars, our favourites include Lady Council Princess & Sebby Seb Seb and Lord Roy Walker along with some classic soap stars, Lady Pat Butcher and Bet Lynch. Cocktails are served in teapots with names such as Sir Christopher Marlowe or Lord Paddy Ashdown. Pop round for classics such as disco fries, cat food cakes (you read right), good old-fashioned cups of tea, matcha lattes and tipsy afternoon teas.

Enjoy a Bottomless Boozy Brunch to the soundtrack of 90s anthems and disco hits. Book for a celebration such as birthdays and Little Nan will name a Cocktail in your honor featuring all your favourite spirits and flavours, served in a Vintage Vase.

The Alchemist - Best Cocktail Bar in East London

The Alchemist, the unconventional, dark and controversial masterminds of mixology and demons in the kitchen, create every cocktail with great attention to detail while presenting cocktails with a dash of theatre and drama, be prepared to be bedazzled. The Alchemist can be found throughout various locations in London and are unsurprisingly, one of the best when it comes to attention to detail with mixology and in the kitchen. If you are looking for some theatre, ‘The Colour Changing One’ is highly recommended as the cocktail transforms before the eyes.

Alchemy means making amazing transformations which is done with cocktails. No matter the occasion, The Alchemist has created many experiences filled with wonder and delight, from mobile cocktail bars, late night bar reservations, delicious all-day dining with a twist and corporate events. Become a master in mixology and experience how to become a true Alchemist by joining their renowned Masterclass of Mixology or just simply join for a fun cocktail experience, hens’ night out or girls’ day activity.

Enjoy a buzzing atmosphere, creative cocktails, delicious all-day dining with of course the theatre and drama.

The Alchemist has taken a take on sustainability by introducing there five pillars of change, public commitments to support their long-term goals of sustainable operations and community outreach programs. The Alchemist has set a trend and change in the industry unlocking the power of there bars to enhance the quality of life for everyone involved.

Barrio

Barrio in Shoreditch is guaranteed for a good night out, enjoy a cocktail menu paired with freshly made Latin inspired street food. Barrio hosts various events, Monday-Friday from 12-7PM are amigo days and 80’s musical bingo bottomless brunch every Saturday or join the new Sunday Sesh with Bottomless deals and DJ’s until 8pm.

Barrio is a fiercely independent cocktail bar run by a passionate family of Latinophiles. Founder Ferdie Ahmed has put people at the core of everything that Barrio does since opening in 2007. From guests, their experiences, wants & desires to loyal & happy staff serving with bottomless energy.

Enjoy Barrio’s take on classic cocktails, Latin inspired cocktails and summer inspired drinks the Barrio way.

Be At One

With over a dozen locations across the UK, it will be hard not to miss a night out at Be At One cocktail bar to get your night started with a cheeky cocktail. What better reason to head to one of the best cocktail bars in East London. No matter the occasion, Be At One has the cocktails, tunes and vibe to get you in the mood. This chic nightspot is a popular spot for tourists and after work mangler’s.

This sleek basement cocktail bar is home to 150 different types of cocktails and an extensive drinks menu. Be At One cocktail bar will please everyone with such an extensive menu of cocktails and spirits, there will be a cocktail for everyone. Be entertained with the expert mixologists showing off some skills and creating a great upbeat vibe to get your night started the right way.

Be sure to find out about the signature cocktail masterclasses, perfect for birthdays, hen nights or office party activities and learn the tricks of the trade. While Be At One is known for there creative cocktails and excellent happy hour deals at two for one to see you through the evening, they also have a great food menu to see you through the night.

The London Cocktail Club

The London Cocktail Club owned by JJ Goodman and James Hopkins are the personalities behind the series of fun at The London Cocktail Club. Enter down a darkened staircase and experience a classic LCC vibe inspired by downtown LA. You’ll find graffiti-covered walls and sexy urban artwork at this true rapper’s delight.

Expect an outlandishly themed bar, world class cocktails that are each defined by a signature spirit – ‘gangsters Tequila parlour’ and ‘punk gin palace’.  The best bartenders mix up cocktails that range from white-hot classics such as ‘Aviation’, and also including the famous ‘Oyster Bomb’ – an oyster shell filled with Jägermeister. We hear the ‘Red Bull jelly’ is definitely a winner that has a bit of a spicy kick.

The menu caters to foodie favourites such as pimped-up hot dogs or beer-battered fish, everything is served with a helping of feel-good style. The London Cocktail Club prides themselves in providing amazing live entertainment performing the best of the 2000’s paired with regular happy hours guarantees a full house. Don’t forget to capture your night out in the photobooth and take part in the ‘hot contest for a stool seat’ at the bar.

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