Best Fine Dining Restaurants In London

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London is home to some of London’s best fine dining restaurants in London. Capital A List have put together a guide to the best fine dining restaurants in London.

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.


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.


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.

best fine dining restaurants in London

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. You’ll want to get a job as a chef just to learn from this amazing chef!

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.


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.

one of the best fine dining restaurants in London

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.


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.

best fine dining restaurants in London

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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