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The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

August 5, 2020 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

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London is home to some of the most exclusive, luxurious Private Members Clubs. Mayfair is home to many that are included in that list. Below we have listed the 10 Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair.

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair
 

Established in 1868, The Savile Club is one of Mayfairs exclusive Private Members Clubs. Found in one of London’s 18th century houses, The Savile Club is rich with Victoian influences, creating a desirable, relaxed ambience.

The Savile Club Members have access to some of the best facilities found in a members club in London. A wonderful aspect of the Members club is their Courtyard and Terrace, a social area for Members to interact with one another or relax in a tranquil environment. Situated on the ground floor of the Members Club, The Courtyard and Terrace is a also a space used for receptions, barbeques and private parties during the summertime. A unique feature of The Savile Club is its Ballroom, a feature not usually found in London’s Private Members Clubs. A beautiful space flooded with daylight used to hold special events. The Ballroom is connected to the ‘ old staircase’, commonly used in films, this addition to one of the best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair is simply beautiful.

In Regards to food, The Savile Club’s Michelin Star Chef Michael James upholds the creativity of the Private Members Club within his exceptional Menus, The Club and A La Carte menus. The Wine List at the Savile Club displays the very best wines from the very best countries in regards to wine production. Each month there’s a new hand-selected ‘House’ wine chosen by the Wine Committee through a blind taste test, so each month a new ‘house wine’ is determined through this process, so Members can expect new flavours and tastes every month.

For those who wish to stay the night, The Savile Club has 25 bedrooms, refurbished to a five-star standard. The six newest rooms ‘The Mews Collection’ are innovative rooms inspired by The Savile Club’s comfort. Image source

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

 

Renowned for its exclusivity and elegance, Annabels, Mayfair is not only one of the Best Members Clubs in Mayfair, but in London also. Gaining a new home in 2018, Annabel’s is situated 46 Berkeley Square, in a spectacular Grade 1 Listed Mansion House.

On the Second Floor of the Private Members Club, Matteo’s, Annabel’s newest restaurant is found. Matteo’s is an excellent Italian restaurant, serving the very best Italian Cuisine accompanied by the finest Italian Wines. A second beautiful aspect of Annabel’s is their Rose Room located on the Ground Floor, a room designed by Martin Brudnizki, a beautiful, relaxed ambience created for Members to dine. The third aspect to the members club is The Garden, open across all four seasons, Annabel’s Garden is a beautiful space to dine in all weathers and times of the day, with a one-of-a-kind retractable glass roof, The Garden is certainly an unmissable aspect to the Private Members Club.

Annabel’s is home to the most sought-after nightclub in the world. The Nightclub and Jungle Bar is an exotic, exclusive venue which attracts some of the most famous names in the United Kingdom and across the world. The interior of the nightclub is inspired by Wenzel Peter’s ‘The Garden of Eden’, the intricate details amongst the display of foliage and array of colours is truly beautiful. The Nightclub and Jungle Bar is a unique aspect making Annabel’s one of The Best Members Clubs in Mayfair. Image source

 

The Conduit Club

 

The Conduit is a Private Members Club with a social purpose found in Mayfair. Aimed at bringing together Social Entrepreneurs to tackle the social problems we each face in our day-to-day lives. The Conduit opened in September 2018, set across eight floors, designed to bring together Members in different social settings, whether that be the basement (an intimate venue with live entertainment) or the 6th floor Terrace (featuring a bar and comfortable seating for members)

In regards to dining, The Conduit sources their produce from sustainable sources, ensuring the majority of their food is from in and around The British Isles, upholding their ethos of tackling social problems. The All-Day dining menu for The Conduit was designed by Leonardo Pereia (two-michelin star chef), full of delicious dishes, suited for all desired tastes. In regards to drink, The Conduit has three drink menus, each with different themes designed by Walter Pintus, one of the most respected Mixologists in London, each as sustainable as the other reducing waste and further enhancing The Conduit’s ethos to tackle social problems.

With over 3000 members The Conduit is a private Members club with a unique ethos to attract new Members. Even though the Private Members Club was founded and is based in London, Members come from 84 different countries, each striving for social change. The Conduit organise Community Talent Partnerships with two social enterprises Brigade and Good Hotel, both work with those who have experienced homelessness/long-term unemployment etc and teach them crucial skills in hospitality, which has led to 7 hires, whether that be chef’s or front of house staff.

The Conduit is certainly a Private Members Club with a difference, with the aim for social change and its unique ethos makes it one of The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair.

 

 

The Arts Club

 

Founded in 1863, The Arts Club was established to provide a space for those who share a passion for the Arts Literature and Science. Since undergoing a renovation in 2011, the club remains a social place for those interested in the contemporary cultural life in London. Since the opening of The Arts Club, with the vision to create a social space for people who had professional or amateur relationship with the arts, it has welcome a variety of names such as Charles Dickens, Joseph Rudyard Kipling and Oscar-Claude Monet through their doors.

A unique aspect to The Arts Club is Lanserhof. A state-of-the-art health and wellbeing facility, offering Members preventative medicine, rehabilitation, nutritional, physical and holistic wellbeing. The facilities available include MRI scans, Doctors Appointments, physiotherapy sessions etc – also featuring a private members gym, equipped with innovative equipment to enhance a members training/performance.

Hidden below The Arts Club, on the ground floor of the venue is Leo’s, a discreet, exclusive nightclub for Members. Members can dine from 7:30, with their meals accompanied by live performances throughout the night, the venue later turns into a nightclub, where members can dance the night away with live, headline performances. As Well as acting as a restaurant/nightclub, Leo also hosts the weekly events – aimed at influencing, inspired and furthering the knowledge of their Members. The venue is also available for Members to hire from Sunday-Wednesday.

The Arts Club operates three membership types. The first is The Full Membership, open to applicants over the age of 30, this provides access to the full privileges of the club, the annual fee is £2000, and there is a joining fee of £2000 also. The second is ‘Second Person Membership’, to qualify for this, applicants must have a spouse/partner that is already a member of the club – this membership has an annual fee of £1250 with no joining fee. The final Membership is ‘The Young Person’ Membership, for those under the age of 30, The Young Person Membership is an annual payment of £1000 and a £1000 joining fee.

 

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

 

In regards to fine dining and fine wines, 67 Pall Mall is the ideal Private Members Club for this. 67 Pall Mall aims to share their passion and fascination of fine wines with their members. 67 Pall Mall offers a diverse wine menu, offering 4,440 wines from 42 different countries.

Formerly a Banking Hall, 67 Pall Mall has been transformed into a 21st Century haven for the oenophile. Throughout the three floors, the interior highlights the wealth and sophistication behind 67 Pall Mall, providing an ideal space for members to share their passion for the world of wine.

67 Pall Mall’s Members have access to a variety of different facilities throughout the club. The first being ‘The Members Lounge’, furnished with historic oak-paneling and beautiful south-facing windows, The Members Lounge has the perfect, relaxed ambience for Members to enjoy over 500 wines on offer ‘by the glass’, aiming to entice new Members by having some of the rarest and finest wines in the world. At the rear of the Members Lounge is The Wine Library, holding thousands of bottles of wine, stored in bespoke cabinets, held at the optimum temperature, Members can book informal tasting sessions for up to six guests. ‘The Lutyens Room’ is a private dining room which can seat up to 14 guests. Similarly, ‘The Marlborough Room’, seating a maximum of 14 guests, can be used for private meetings or private dining. ‘St James’ Room’ is a large, contemporary events space found in the downstairs of 67 Pall Mall, Ronan Sayburn MS is Head of wine at 67 Pall Mall, The St James’ Room is often used to host his regular wine tastings and wine masterclass events. This space can also be used for private hire to accommodate wine tasting events held by Members – seating 60.

Found in the basement of 67 Pall Mall is their state-of-the-art Wine Cellar. This space holds thousands of both the Clubs collection and Members wine collections at the perfect temperature of 13-14 degrees. Within the Cellar is an aspect known as the ‘Strong room’, built in 1934, the Strong Room is a space where some of the finest and rarest wines in the world are stored, ensuring the safety of longevity of the wines.

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

 

Hidden amongst the alleys of Mayfair’s Shepherds Market is one of the most exclusive Private Members Clubs in London, 5 Hertford street.

In terms of intimacy and exclusivity, 5 Hertford Street is most definitely London’s most sought-after Private Members Clubs, yet few succeed, welcoming the likes of Royalty and HollyWood stars through their doors. Designed as a luxurious space for the highest-paid socialites and members of society, the secrecy of 5 Hertford Street is what attracts its members.

The interior of the Private Members Club was designed by Rifat Ozbek, incorporating beautiful patterns and colour schemes, giving 5 Hertford Street it’s trademark and style. Upstairs, the decor is a combination of traditional British Elegance with vibrant patterns and designs. Downstairs, the infamous LouLou’s nightclub is decorated with beautiful autumn tones and patterns, incorporating orange, yellow and brown designs to create a comfortable, yet perfect ambience for one of London’s most discreet, exclusive nightclubs.

Upstairs Members can relax and enjoy the exclusivity of the venue, whereas downstairs is LouLou’s. A nightclub for the A Listers, with the likes of Prince William and Leonardo Dicaprio being a part of their guestlist. For an intimate, salubrious Private Members Club, 5 Hertford Street is certainly one to consider.

 

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

 

Open for 24 hours a day, 24 Mayfair is of Mayfair’s newest business clubs. Incorporating oriental influences with a western style – inspired by The Golden Age of Hollywood, to create a beautiful interior, in keeping with the excellence of the new addition to Private Members Clubs in Mayfair.

The Bar at 24 Mayfair is open 24 hours a day, allowing Members to socialise in a relaxed ambience, across a beautiful array of wines and spirits in one of London’s exclusive Private Members Clubs. The Restaurant at 24 Mayfair provides Members with cuisine from across the world, showcasing the very best of international cuisine using the finest ingredients. The Restaurant also features a Teppanyaki Bar, known for being ‘a theatre of live cooking’, creating delicious small plates for Members to enjoy.

24 Mayfair have recently added a new addition to their club. The new Colony Club is an area for Members to experience gaming at its very best. Open 24 hours a day, The Colony Club features Gaming favourites such as Poker, BlackJack etc, providing Members with a beautiful new space to enjoy gaming in one of the Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair.

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

 

For the past 130 years, The University Women’s Club has acted as an escape for women from the stressful London life. Founded by the pioneers of Education for women, University Women’s Club has provided a space for like-minded women each coming from different social backgrounds, with different interests, to have access to a library and intellectual events, as well as being able to Network with each other.

The University Women’s Club features The Library, which is a space for Members to have access to a comfortable environment, ideal for working, or an escape from day-to-day life with to read. Members have access to the resources available in The University Women’s Club’s Library. The Club also features a dining room, located on the ground floor which opens out across their tranquil terraced garden. Throughout the year The Head Chef prepares and creates fresh, seasonal courses, each bursting with a unique combination of flavours.

The ClubHouse has 22 bedrooms, all designed to suit an individual’s requirements. The University Women’s club has always focussed acting as a retreat for women to come and escape from the busy, stressful lifestyle that comes hand in hand with London life. Providing a traditional British space for working women to relax and unwind, producing intellectual events, designed for different age groups, to enhance and build their knowledge on different influential topics.

 

The Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair

 

Since 1973, Marks Club located underneath Hix Soho has welcomed both men and women through its doors, acting as a retreat from the City of London, providing outstanding service and facilities for their Members. Known for hosting fashion events, Marks Club has been used as a venue to host launches of some of the biggest names in British fashion, for example in October 2014 Vivenne Westwood launched her Autobiography at the club.

Head Chef Ben Hughes serves a traditional English Cuisine to Members, whether that be an exceptional afternoon tea display, or an item from the A La Carte Menu. Acting as a venue for both Business and pleasure, Marks Club has a Drawing Room, three, beautiful private Dining Rooms and a covered Terrace. Members are able to hire these rooms for private functions/dining, three unique rooms. The Garden Room, decorated in a forest green, with a display of The Marks Club art across the walls. The second room for private hire is The Indian Room, located on the second floor of the Private Members Club. Featuring its very own ornate bar, the walls are decorated with artwork commissioned in 2015 from artist Sarah Graham. The third private dining space, located on the third floor is The Circus Room, decorated with soft yet vibrant colours, The Circus Room seats up to 12 guests around its central oval table. Image Source

For simplicity and sophistication, Marks Club is certainly one of the Best Private Members Clubs in Mayfair to consider.

 

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The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

June 8, 2020 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

 

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Capital A List specialises in sourcing and arranging Christmas events for our members at some of London’s most exclusive venues. At the end of the year it’s crucial that events are memorable and take place without a hitch. Whether it’s an informal social gathering at a bar for drinks, a sit down meal or both a drinks and dinner combined event, we know the best venues to match your requirements. Here we present a guide to some of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London based on our members’ feedback over the recent years.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

Buddha Bar in Knightsbridge is a long established Asian themed restaurant-bar with an impressive 450 capacity and an easy inclusion onto this list. Buddha Bar offers an unrivalled experience with a Far-Eastern influence.

The venue is separated into 4 distinct areas – the private dining room, ground floor restaurant, lower ground floor restaurant and main restaurant. Upon entry through the grand entrance, guests will see the contemporary interior featuring bespoke art installations, floor to ceiling hanging crystal dragons, dark wedge doors, upholstery of Mysore Indian silk and Egyptian cotton. Deep blues, reds and golds are a main feature in the main dining room and provide a wow factor for any Christmas event. The signature Buddha Bar lounge music and its bar area combine to create their trademark glamorous yet welcoming atmosphere.

The menu blends far Eastern cuisine with Western influences and their extensive wine and sake list compliments the food perfectly. Additionally there is an experimental cocktail selection to be tried.

Guests are bound to be impressed with an evening spent at Buddha Bar – truly a unique and memorable venue to host an exclusive Christmas party in London.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

Sea containers is a fantastic option and certainly one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London for a number of reasons. The venue is situated on the south bank of the River Thames, overlooking magnificent landmarks of London such as the OXO Tower, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.

The venue is a stunning piece of architecture that has been recently refurbished along with the rebranding of 12th Knot and Lyaness (it’s rooftop lounge and cocktail bar respectively) and, together with its breathtaking views, is sure to impress guests that attend.

Sea Containers offers four exclusive spaces available for private hire named Level 12, Cucumber, Sunset and Wren with spaces suitable for between 30-150 seated or 40-400 standing. The rooms feature traditional Christmas theming such as snow and atmospheric lighting. There is also the option to hire out the entire 13th floor where there is a 600 person standing capacity.

Available to hire additionally are DJ and equipment, a dancefloor and a festive-themed photo booth. Sea containers’ caterers provide seasonal food menus and you can even create bespoke Christmas food menus.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

The Jin Bo Law sky bar is located on the 14th floor of the Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate, where incredible views over London include the Tower Bridge, Walkie Talkie, Gherkin and The Shard.

The interior of Jin Bo Law boasts a sleek, contemporary finish with contrasting colours surrounding its Asian inspired bar. For Christmas event hires, dedicated sofas and areas can be reserved according to group size, anywhere from 10 guests to 150 guests. 150 guests is the maximum standing capacity while 66 is the maximum seated capacity.

This exclusive 14th floor sky bar offers a unique array of entertainment available for Christmas parties which include live DJs, Champagne sabrages, fire dancers and oyster shuckers to ensure the event goes down as a highly memorable event for all guests.

Jin Bo Law prides itself on its fantastic food offerings which include an extensive drinks and Asian canape menu. Canapes include spring rolls, salt and pepper squid, and beetroot and goats cheese crostini. Small bites, sharing boards and sweet canapes are also available.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

Mahiki Mayfair has been a staple of the London high-end nightlife scene for many years, famous for its celebrity clientele and tiki-themed interiors. We highly recommend Mahiki as one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

Mahiki has a capacity of 300 guests set over 2 floors. Bespoke packages are available on request for different size groups, whether it’s a small office Christmas party looking to occupy one floor or a large corporate event requiring use of both floors. The 2 floors both offer private bar and bathroom facilities, projector, microphone and state of the art sound systems.

The downstairs club floor includes use of the hidden Karaoke beach hut complete with Lucky Voice karaoke, 2 player arcade game and Ciroc photo booth. Upstairs in the lounge area is best suited for seated lunch or dinner events for up to 100 guests. The lounge also offers a smaller area located within for corporate meetings, smaller drinks receptions and networking events of up to 70 guests.

Of course you’ll be able to sample the many famous Mahiki cocktails on offer as well as a range of delicious canapes and set menu options. It’s the perfect combination of exclusivity and fun.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

The Aviary is nestled on the 10th floor of the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel between the City of London and Shoreditch. Incredible views over London are offered from this exclusive rooftop restaurant, bar and grand terrace.

Amongst the unique decor presented at The Aviary are a large ornate birdcage suspended above the stairway and a pair of peacocks at the venue’s entrance.

This iconic venue is perfectly suited to host Christmas events for up to 120 guests, with canapes, cocktails, tailored drinks and dining packages available.
There are 5 options for hosting a Christmas event at The Aviary: The whole venue hire; the 30 person capacity ‘Glass Box’ or ‘Lounge’ rooms; the 20 person capacity ‘Palm rooms’ or the 8 person capacity private ‘Igloos’.

Christmas menus are crafted yearly, typically consisting of a selection of starters, mains and deserts. This is followed by cheeseboards, mince pies, tea and coffees. A selection of fine wines, Champagnes and port accompanies the dinner.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

Jack Solomon’s Club is a subterranean speakeasy style club located in central Soho. It was originally a boxing gym with its origins dating all the way back to the 1940s.

Jack Solomon’s features on our list of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London due to its intricately designed and decorated interiors which pay homage to its boxing and show girls past. The club has an old-school glamour vibe with velvet furnishings, low lighting and red leather walls. It now acts primarily as a live music venue which is home to some of the top musicians and world renowned DJs. It is also a fantastic venue for a private hire.

Jack Soloman’s Club has a capacity of 300 guests and also has a chic and exclusive side room named ‘The Red Room’ which is perfect for smaller intimate events with up to 50 guests.

Christmas party events can be booked on any night of the week and one of the highlights is the whisky-centred cocktails menu as well as bar snacks and unique canapes such as pit roast beef croquette and crab rarebit as well as a selection of deserts. Live music acts are recommended as part of the evening’s festivities.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

Reign is among the best VIP nightclubs for hosting a Christmas party, with a Showclub-themed downstairs and mezzanine with restaurant area upstairs, this is a top choice for an unforgettable and luxurious event.

The venue can host up to 400 guests over its 2 floors. Its signature features include an illuminated jellyfish tank, a raised stage area on which the entertainment takes place including aerial acrobats, fire breathers and burlesque dancers, and it’s teppanyaki bar on the mezzanine upstairs area. The sound system and lighting are state of the art and there are LED boards on which personalised logos and messages can be displayed which is a novel feature for a Christmas party.

Reign offers bespoke creative food and drink menus and performance packages to suit all budgets as well as personalised decorations to suit your theme. Up to 65 dining guests can be seated on the ground floor with a further 20 guests seated upstairs on the mezzanine.

It’s one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London and an event held here is set to be a spectacular evening like no other, encompassing both sophistication and glamour.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

100 Wardour Street is an amazing and grand venue in central London, spread over 2 floors making this an obvious choice if you’re looking for one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

The ground level floor is ‘The Lounge’ consisting of its grand feature bar acting as a natural focal point for Christmas parties. The surrounding space has secluded booths and cosy corners for a sense of privacy while still being able to absorb the atmosphere of the venue. The capacity of The Lounge is up to 460 standing.

Downstairs is ‘The Club’ which is also perfect for any large Christmas party. There is a sweeping staircase leading to the beautifully designed bar and stage. The standing capacity is 412.
Also available is ‘The Den’ for smaller Christmas events up to 80 guests standing capacity. It is a cosy and intimate drawing room.

As well as an impressive selection of canapes, bowl food, starters and desserts, one of the highlights of hosting your event here is the entertainment performed on the central stage in the club area.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

Quaglino’s is a simply stunning building in Mayfair and well known as a top place to host a Christmas party for those looking for an extravagant and luxurious setting. This venue has been around since the 1920s with a distinctive art deco design and beautiful staircase leading down into the magnificent lower floor.

The venue, which is set over 2 large floors, has 2 spectacular private dining rooms, semi-secluded areas, 2 striking bars and an impressive stage. What makes Quaglino’s stand out is the ability to host your Christmas party here using the current sumptuous elegant design or alternatively you can transform the entire venue to create your own unique event.

Quaglino’s highly skilled events team are able to work with you on all aspects of your Christmas party organization from flowers, lightning, production, entertainment and cuisine.
There is an astounding 600 person standing capacity with capacities in the separate rooms ranging from 15 to 60 to suit all parties.

 

The Best Exclusive Christmas Party Venues In London

 

The Wellington members club has existed since 1832 and one of the oldest members clubs in London, originally with its home in Knightsbridge and now located in Mayfair.

The unique and beautiful members club offers multiple spaces over 2 floors, allowing for Christmas parties that can use the entire venue, the private dining room, the club space, cigar tasting room or the whole 100 cover restaurant. The decor is truly one of a kind, aiming for an old-meets-new vibe, with traditional influences juxtaposed with a Damien Hirst hand painted graffiti wall and disco skull.

The food menu is absolutely top notch and highly reviewed. Set Christmas event menus are designed yearly consisting of starters, mains and deserts. This is combined with one of the most extensive drinks lists we’ve ever seen in London.

Whether you’re looking for a venue to host drinks or a full course meal and drinks, this is one of the best exclusive Christmas party venues in London.

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The Best Business Clubs in London

April 27, 2020 Capital A List – Celebrity club news

 

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London is home to some of the most exclusive business clubs, providing Members with professional, innovative facilities to enhance their Businesses. Below we have listed the The Best Business Clubs in London, each with unique elements designed to act as a home-away-from-home for businessmen and women.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

With three prime locations across London, Mayfair, St James and Holborn Circus, The ClubHouse is one of London’s Leading business clubs, created and developed by business leaders for new business leaders to develop and grow their own businesses.

The ClubHouse is an exclusive, professional environment for businesses to develop and grow through the use of the innovative resources that the ClubHouse provides for their members. The ClubHouse has flexible meeting areas, both dedicated desks and hot desks. There are also additional services such as showers, bike racks, lockers, charging lockers, macs, printing, phone booths, courier and a concierge service.

Aside from the initial Membership benefits, The ClubHouse also runs bespoke Team Building and Client Entertainment programmes. Members can choose from a number of events such as Ice-Carving, wine-tasting, meditation and perfume etc. These are designed to bring both existing staff and clients together to participate in fun events, an opportunity to network and meet new people.

The ClubHouse has three exclusive Membership types, designed to cater to different needs of a business/individual. The first, ‘The Executive Membership’ – This gives Members access to the ClubHouse and their facilities 5 days per month, giving priority access to Meeting, Presentation and Board Rooms, access to the Club Lounge, and invitations to the regular members events. The second is ‘The Club Membership’ – Similar to the executive membership however Members get to use the ClubHouse 10 days per month, and can also host two guests. The Final Membership is ‘The House Member’ – this is where Members gain unlimited access to the ClubHouse every month. Within the three Membership types, access to the Meeting, Board and Presentation rooms are enhanced by the innovative technology found in each, equipped with Samsung HD screens and Konftel Audio Conference phones to assist with helping businesses to grow and develop.

The ClubHouse also has a feature called The Greenhouse. In 2017, The Greenhouse was voted ‘London’s Best Meeting Room’, featuring a fully interactive video wall – which boosts engagement, productivity and creativity for a business. Through both this award and the excellent facilities The ClubHouse provides, The Club is one of The Best Business Clubs in London.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

The Argyll Club, is one of London’s most discreet Business Clubs. With locations across Central London, situated in 38 of some of London’s finest addresses. The Argyll Club provides their Members and their businesses with serviced Meeting Rooms, work spaces and offices across locations Central London, with businesses instantly gaining credibility for being associated with one of these addresses.

The Argyll Club has three tailored Memberships, each designed to help businesses grow and develop in different ways. Within these Memberships, members have 24 hour access, 7 days a week to dedicated offices, workspaces and meeting rooms designed to benefit a members and their businesses, offering exceptional facilities, such as in-house receptionists who handle both mail and personal phone calls, the offices are also furnished with top-quality furniture, ensuring Members are comfortable in their working environment. The Club’s staff go above and beyond to ensure requirements of both Members and their clients are exceeded.

The first, and most popular Membership Type is the Residential Membership – suited to both small and large businesses. Members will have access to Premium office space (24/7), professional receptionists (who will deal with mail-handling and telephone answering), stationary facilities, daily cleaning services as well as being able to hire Meeting Room space. The Second Membership type is the Portfolio Membership, this is where Members have 24/7 access to seven of the locations across London, (pricing varies depending on the business’s use of the club) – all with serviced lounges, hot desks, meeting rooms and shower facilities. The Final is the Virtual Membership, this is where a business can be registered at one of London’s ‘Finest addresses’ – Members will receive support with mail and call handling, and Meeting Rooms are available to hire by the hour.

The Argyll Club have locations in some of London’s most exclusive areas and buildings, some being Grade Two listed. An opportunity for businesses to locate and associate themselves with some of London’s most exclusive locations, which is why we have included The Argyll Club as one of the Best Business Clubs in London.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

AllBright Members Club is the new, exclusive Business Club for Women found in Mayfair, Rathbone, and West Hollywood, USA. Typically, Private Members/Business Clubs were designed for Businessmen to use as a home-away-from-home whilst both working and Networking. However, AllBright Members Club is designed for Businesswomen to do just the same, providing them with a dedicated, elegant space to act as a second home.

AllBright Mayfair, located on Maddox Street is one of London’s most exclusive Members Clubs for Women. The Townhouse is designed to cater to the needs of a businesswoman, extended across 5 floors, with beautiful facilities to enhance their Members lifestyle, with aspects included to enhance and relax them also. AllBright Mayfair has two rooftop terraces, where Members and their clients can enjoy views across the Mayfair Rooftops, the club also has a Restaurant which seats 80, and two Bars, both perfect for informal meetings, or a place to treat Clients. AllBright Mayfair also have Private event space and Dining Rooms were Members can host functions or events at an additional cost. Aside from the Business Aspect of the Club, AllBright Mayfair has Wellness Rooms, offering a selection of fine Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Treatments from 58 Wellbeing and a state of the art Fitness Studio, as they recognize the importance of self-care whilst managing business. AllBright Mayfair also have an in-house art collection, and provide ‘Small Bright’ which is a childcare service available on a Saturday. The unique aspect to AllBright Mayfair is that they recognise the aspects of a businesswomen’s life and provide solutions to ensure that they’re able to continue working.

AllBright, Rathbone, found in the heart of Fitzrovia, also extended across five storeys is the second AllBright Branch in the United Kingdom. Featuring an in-house restaurant on the ground floor, and a wonderful Bar on the top floor – provides members with areas to entertain their employees and clients whilst dining from the seasonal menu in the restaurant or enjoying a drink at the bar. Aside from these features, AllBright Rathbone also has private event space, designed for Members to host exclusive events to enhance their business – an addition definitely welcome at one of the best business clubs in London. There is also a Cinema Room and a beauty and wellness studio ‘Beauty and Bloom’. This unique feature offers Members a variety of beauty treatments, designed to act as a breakaway from the everyday stresses of work.

Aside from these perks of becoming a Member at AllBright Mayfair and Allbright Rathbone, the Club also have Cultural Programming events, in which members can get involved in. These events range from Intimate Dinners, Book Clubs, Panels and many more.

AllBright also have an academy, the academy helps women recognize and work towards achieving their career goals, a unique aspect making AllBright one of The Best Business Clubs in London.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

In terms of exclusivity, 12 HayHill Mayfair is the only name to be considered. 12 HayHill is a luxury business club, designed to help businesses grow and develop, through work and entertainment. This Private Members Club is designed for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs to work alongside 5-star service with innovative facilities to enhance each business.

Situated in a beautiful 6-storey building in the heart of Mayfair, 12 HayHill Mayfair is a wonderful venue where Members want for nothing. As a member your private office space is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will also have access to fast internet access, conference call facilities , a fully-staffed reception, as well as cleaning and postal services.

12 HayHill Mayfair recognises the importance of entertaining as well as growing and developing a business. Members have access to The Main Restaurant, The Fourth Floor and The Bar. The Main Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Members have access to bring their clients to the restaurant where you can experience fine-dining at whichever time suits, an ideal location to impress. The Bar is also an ideal place to relax and unwind, with a selection of Beers, Wines and Cocktails to choose from. The Fourth Floor is home to ‘The Lounge’. An area where Members can pick up light snacks such as Croissants, Refreshing Salads and fresh Juices throughout the day.

The Lounge is also an area which can be transformed into a stylish event space, which can be adapted to suit the size and needs of the event. With Panoramic views across Mayfair, situated on the top floor of 12 HayHill, The Lounge features a DJ Booth and AV equipment, as well as having retractable partition walls – a wonderful addition which can personalise an event for Members, making it either an intimate or grand event, depending on the members requirements. The Lounge is ideal space for Networking events, Presentations and Launches, as it can hold up to 120 guests.

In Terms of Private Dining. 12 HayHill Mayfair understand the importance of impressing your clients, therefore they have three exclusive options for their members. The Lower Ground Floor (holding a maximum of 15 guests), The Ground Floor (holding a maximum of 12 people) and the Fourth Floor (holding a maximum of 6 people).

We have shortlisted 12 HayHill Business Club as one of The Best Business Clubs in London as they acknowledge the finer details to enhance a business and understand the importance of entertaining as well as the requirements for a business and their staff.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

The South Kensington Club is one of London’s most exclusive Members Clubs. Within the Club is a Business Club, known for being an ‘Ideal location for entrepreneurs’. The South Kensington Club offers Members a sophisticated, professional workspace to work in either The Gallery or Lounge. Members gain access to the South Kensington Clubs Meeting facilities, whether that’s for one-on-one, or larger meetings.

A unique benefit of being a Member of The South Kensington Club results in Members gaining the opportunity to Network with other Members of The South Kensington Club in a relaxed environment, enhancing their knowledge of different sectors and broadening their contacts. Members are also privileged to have access to the weekly ‘Speaker Events’ held at the Club. Each week, the South Kensington Club hold two to three events where Guest Speakers are invited to do a relaxed, yet informative presentation on either Cultural, Social or Mindful themes. This is a wonderful opportunity for Members to not only learn new, beneficial techniques in terms of business, but also gives Members the opportunity to learn from one another and widen their contacts learning about different industries, and techniques that are beneficial to all businesses.

As a Club Member of the South Kensington Club, costing £1,800 annually, Members not only gain access to the Business Club and the unique opportunities that come with that, but you also gain access to the Social and Wellness Facilities at an additional cost per use. Ensuring that after working in the Clubs Gallery, Lounge or using one of the Meeting facilities that Members have an opportunity to relax and unwind. The South Kensington Club is one of the Best Business Clubs in London as it offers Members unique opportunities to explore new sectors, as well as outstanding facilities to grow and develop their business.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

Located in London’s West End, One Alfred Place is one of London’s stylish Business Clubs, prioritising providing a Professional workspace for business owners, CEOS and entrepreneurs. One Alfred Place is one of the Best Business Clubs in London with the aim of enhancing the success of its members and becoming a Stylish, home-away-from-home.

One Alfred Place offers members flexible co-working facilities, with Meeting Rooms and Hot Desks, Serviced offices, Boardrooms and Workstations. By having a desirable environment to work in, One Alfred Place believe businesses will thrive by having access to a convenient, comfortable workspace, equipped with facilities act as a home-away -from-home for businesses. The Business Club has been developed based on the Feedback given by existing Members who have been a part of Co-Working environments prior to One Alfred Place, taking on board every aspect to their feedback ensuring that One Alfred Place incorporate the positive feedback given, and avoid incorporating the negatives into their Business Club.

Each Membership option provided by One Alfred Place is designed to provide the same working environment that you’d receive in a Central London office, for a fraction of the price. Offering five unique Membership Types, One Alfred Place aims to accommodate to both individual and business requirements, designing unique packages to enhance a business’s growth. Aside from the four physical Memberships (Premium, 120, Cluster and Corporate), they also offer a unique Virtual Office Membership, priced at £80 p/m, which gives a business a prestigious London Address, which instantly increases the credibility of the business, this address can also be used on business material, enhancing the credibility once again. This membership also provides access to One Alfred Place events.

What makes One Alfred Place so unique and one of the Best Business Clubs in London, is that they have developed their Business Club to ensure that their members have everything needed to enhance a business’s growth. A unique aspect to the Business Club is called Alfred’s Key. Alfred’s Key gives Members access to a variety or Membership benefits that offer access to exclusive events. This is as a result of working in partnership with a range of businesses concerns that One Alfred Place believe will enhance their membership experience.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

Eight Club is one of London’s most exclusive Business Clubs. With a third branch opening soon, the already existing Eight Bank and Eight Moorgate provide their Members with a beautiful, private venue to work, network and socialise. A membership with Eight Club allows access to both Eight Bank and Eight Moorgate, and soon the third branch.

Eight Moorgate is the more Sophisticated, private Club of the two. Eight Moorgate has a beautiful Restaurant, Quartier, serving Members a combination of European Flavours – the perfect setting to host informal Business Meetings, or to treat clients to a delicious meal. If you require a professional, formal space for Meetings, Eight Moorgate has five high-class Meeting Rooms available for hire and also have a larger event space where Members can hold Corporate events, Workshops and Large conferences. For a more relaxed environment Members have access to the Manhattan Loft style Lounge which opens onto a beautiful Terrace with spectacular views across the City of London, serving food and drinks throughout the day, Monday-Friday.

Eight Bank, located in the heart of the City of London is the ideal business club for those who require a social, exclusive environment. Within Eight Bank features a Lounge Bar, perfect for informal meetings and a relaxed break, serving food and beverages throughout the day, also featuring Pool Tables for those who need enjoy a quick break from work. Eight Bank also has six professional, sophisticated Meeting Rooms, and also has a Cinema, equipped with comfortable, plush seating, a unique aspect available to use for both Presentations and Film Nights held at the club. Aside from their most popular Membership, Eight Bank have an ‘evening Membership’, where Members have access to ‘Blind Bee’ – an intimate, underground drinking den where Members can experience Live performances and Live Music, a unique aspect to impress both Members and their Clients.

Eight Club ensures that their members are surrounded by luxury whilst acting as a second home. Eight Club is one of the Best Business Clubs in London because they recognise the requirements businessmen and women would expect from a Business Club, and go above and beyond to exceed these expectations. Image source

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

 

Club Workspace is a network of 19 professional co-working spaces across London. With a continuously growing number of Members, Club Workspace allow entrepreneurs with like-minded ideas to grow into successful businesses.

Club Workspace have designed a variety of packages, each with flexible terms to revolve around individual businesses necessities. For a monthly fee of £330, Members gain access to The Educational Workshops designed by Club Workspace to enhance Businessmen/women’s knowledge of the world of business, aimed at providing unique experiences for Members and further educating them into understanding different techniques that are key to a businesses success. Club Workspace also have Meeting Rooms which Members can hire, each designed to accommodate both small or large groups, fitted with superfast business-grade Wi-fi to ensure that Members have the ability to perform at the highest of their abilities with innovative technology which will enhance their performance.

Whilst being one of London’s most convenient, accessible business clubs, Club Workspace, not only provides their Members with excellent, professional facilities to conduct their work in, and unique, Educational Workshops, but the Club also providing Funding Advice for their Members and their businesses. This feature ensures that if Members of Club Workspace endure Financial troubles, professionals can advise and formulate a plan to enable Businesses to recover and reform to a well-established business. Not only are the Financial Advisors at Club Workspace useful for dealing with financial troubles, they also advise of different funding options which businesses can undertake to gain more money to grow and develop their business, an excellent idea which ensures Members aren’t facing financial queries alone.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

With five locations across London, Co-Work is a unique alternative to an office space. Offering entrepreneurs and small businesses dedicated workspace, fully-furnished meeting rooms and office facilities at a significantly lower price to big offices in Central London. Co-Work Business Club is designed to be a creative, social environment with dedicated workspace across five locations within the heart of London. Located in Angel, Borough, Cannon Street, Moorgate and Soho.

Co-Work, Angel has dedicated desks from £549 per month, this includes your own personal workspace, a designated lockable storage unit integrated into your own desk, (ideal for storing personal belongings or private business documents), ready to use VoIP phones and access to the Hi-Spec, sophisticated Meeting Rooms and conference facilities. Co-Work, Borough begin their Membership fee at £649 per month, this includes the Member Benefits listed above at Co-Work, Angel, plus office services such as Printing and Scanning. Co-Work, Cannon Street is priced at £749 per month, whilst featuring all of the above, Co-Work Cannon Street also provides businesses with a dedicated leased line broadband and Wi-Fi. Co-Work, Moorgate has a monthly price of £699 per month, with all listed features above. Finally, Co-Work in Soho is priced at £799 per month. For this price, Members have access to all of the features listed above, situated in an ideal location, two minutes away from Oxford Street Station.

Co-Work is the alternative solution to an office within the heart of London, providing their Members with professional facilities to start-up a business or further strive to reach business goals making it one of the Best Business Clubs in London.

 

The Best Business Clubs in London

 

 

In regards to widening a businesses contacts and knowledge of different sectors, networking events give businesses the opportunity to meet new people in similar or entirely different markets, introducing them to new opportunities and contacts.

The Mayfair Network is a unique, networking/business club in the heart of Mayfair, London. The aim of The Mayfair Network is for Members to build new, strong relationships with each other, gaining a new understanding of the different sectors and how different businessmen and women manage their businesses. The Mayfair Network is open to any entrepreneur, CEO or employee from any area from the world of business eg. Marketing, Models, Fashionistas, photographers etc.

Each month The Mayfair Network hold events in prestigious locations in and around Mayfair, Members are welcome to attend each one, these events are held in social atmospheres, usually Cocktail events, promoting a relaxed, informal ambience for Members to feel at ease when networking and socializing with one another. The Mayfair Network Members also benefit from Monthly business development sessions, aimed at understanding the elements of their business which need improving and developing to ensure that they can reach both personal and business goals.

The Mayfair Network is one of The Best Business Clubs in London, providing Members with unique networking opportunities designed to enhance each Member and businesses success.

 

 

 

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The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

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Chelsea is home to a plethora of stunning restaurants that combine elegant and sophisticated design with some of the finest and most diverse cuisine in London. Capital A List will outline ten of the best restaurants in Chelsea with each delivering unique and inspiring dining experiences.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Winner of the 2018 Kensington and Chelsea business awards, this still criminally underrated bolthole is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea — and has the plaque to prove it.
An unpresuming title doesn’t indicate the breadth and depth of the possibilities available at The Chelsea cellar. they offer delicatessen dishes and and bolstered wine menu right underfoot. Maybe next time you take the park walk, keep an eye for a slip of a entryway.

With a welcome befitting a Lewis Carroll wonderland — this petite eatery invited guests to take a whimsical trip down a white- washed staircase into the chic enclave. The Cellar celebrates its all-encompassing wine list (with over over 250 Italian names to their selection) by mounting bottles in luminescent panels that light up the pretty marble-top tables. You’re certainly not in the dark — the Cellar’s food and drink is typical of one of the best restaurants in Chelsea — it lights up the world its own little corner. Chefs Gilberto and Clea have truly outdone themselves. its all about making the biggest flourishes from the smallest packages, at the Cellar the food is pettily styled and marvellously executed as the interior: we recommend the small sharing plates for a truly intimate evening — the smashed pea brushetta and the ‘Italian Kiss’ brownie ball were just two of the morsels we enjoyed throughout our visit, their sweetness the perfect light white we sampled by the glass.

As the Chelsea Cellar delivers bottles door to door through Chelsea, we implore locals to not just visit this fantastic hidden gem, but also take advantage of this high-end service from a top-notch London bar.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

True to form, Bluebird soars high above the rest as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Not content to simply seat guests and treat them to some of the finest food the borough – Bluebird offers three equally delightful paradigm, guests can either stick to one section or manoeuvre between all three, as we did, as the day progress. For a start, what could be more idyllic in the heart of Chelsea than Bluebird’s Courtyard Cafe. A Parisian Suntrap hedged in one side by the beatific King’s Road townhouses, and the ornate awning of the main restaurant, this cafe on-the-side serves up nutritious breakfasts. The most wholesome ingredients are served with an artisan attention to detail — from the avocado ‘big plate’ (served with chilli and toasted sourdough) to the iconic Bluebird breakfast bowl (with goji berries and bee pollen turning this yogurt into a rival sunburst of colour and sweetness — good morning indeed.)

Al fresco dining and drinks continues all day at Bluebird: their main body restaurant transforms King’s Road into the meditative depths of a fantastical woodland: the centre of the lounge opens up into a chasm of pure sky-light, with rustic beams cheerfully overgrown with fetching dressings of vine, leave foliage and roots The result is ravishing, and we’re more than glad we had all the light we can get to properly take in the lunch plates: a golden molasses of rich truffle Tagliatelle was made to savour in the sun. Not only is this one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, but the bar is nothing to ruffle your feathers at.

The Last Tyme we met Cocktail will ensure this is anything but: sipping a resplendent mix of yellow chartreuse, raspberry, honey and lemonade whilst sitting at the marble-top lounge-bar in the last dregs of a Chelsea evening is high-end wine and dining on the level of dreams. With bookings available and seasonal party events held in all weather, this heavenly restaurant will give you wings.

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

“fiercely kind food” is the motto of this plant-based provocateur; Wulf and Lamb, one of the best restaurants in Chelsea — doesn’t even rely on the toxicity of the meat industry or anything but pure, plant, recipes and dedication to the craft of gourmet food to be so.

Hunt this fantastic, upscale venue down on Pavilion road before all tables are taken. Recommended by vogue, and hailed by conscientious foodies world-round, Franco Casolin made good from his experience at vegetarian staple Vanilla Black to further the art of making sheer, indulgent comfort food from guiltless ingredients at his own Wulf and Lamb.

The fact that the Menu is crafted with technical wit as well as experience is clear — the colours dazzle, with natural technicolor of beans and fruit popping off the pure white marble finish of the tables or even the delicate bases of tortilla and rice. One could argue the visit is replete without sampling the famed, ingenious Wulf Burger. This sizzling seaman patty and castle aioli creation is a stylish treat you wont find anything close to through the rest of Sloane square ‘veggie’ options.

The real deal is here. The stunning, fun-house range of Burritos, salads and curries show off just what happens when true artists get their hands on tofu, Thai roots and jack fruit among others. The Isle of Harris Gin and fever Tree Tonic, as well as white wine and Aperol Spritz’as to order among others, this fantastic restaurant proves wellness eating can, and will be synonymous with the upmost decadence — fine and fun eating too.

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Whatever Oxford can do, Mayfair does better. It’s a tale as old as time: following the block-buster success of an artisan restaurant in one high-end location, it is only a matter of when — not if — they will turn their sights to the glorious streets of South-west London town. Zheng, once a treasure only known to the University capitol, is now one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. We’re obsessed with this cosy Malaysian restaurants it’s fine attention to detail. At Zheng, the arrangement of colours, flavours and textures from across an ever-expansive inter-continental array of Asian influences is as important as the taste.

This matt black interior pops with a lime finish, if you are there for lunch take a chic table, but if you are celebrating the long evening take up the velveteen sofa space. On the plates, classic Malaysian street-food samples are re-oriented into delicate structures, enthused with sharp signatures of flavoursome seasoning. The satay skewers are a safe bet, sure to please anyone looking for substance (a selection of cucumber and meat) and spice (the peanut sauce works wonderfully to sweeten the spicy overlay).

But what makes Zheng one of the best restaurants in Chelsea is its fascination with the new. Mayfair holds nothing that stagnates, only all that flourishes on and on. Restaurant Zheng is names after a famed Chinese admiral, and invokes its guests to step into his spirit of exploration with the Chef’s choice option — simply ask your waiter to be surprised by a personalised dish and sit back, prepare to discover a course you never would have known you could enjoy so much. With lighter options of the steamed sea bass with soya sauce drizzle, or the stir fried Chinese leaves — Zheng thrives during the busy inner-city lunch hours, with spices to pick you up and carry you through the rest of your day.

If you really want to uncover something — we recommend the spicy cocktails, as masterfully created as the dinners. The Chilli Martini (with pineapple to balance out the spiced vodka kick) or the fabulous Zheng special cocktail (Rose syrup and Longan stirrup up palpable eastern mystique within a lemonade pop), are sure to make any dinner at Zheng Chelsea an adventure you won’t regret.

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

There’s nowhere to run but Rabbit. At least, if you’re talking about the Gladwin brother’s Rabbit — one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Inspired by the Chef-Owner’s own agricultural roots, this staple of Kings Street metamorphoses of the urban trappings; for a brief moment in time, guests are in the glen and glades of the refined British countryside. It’s all the hearty, organic excellence of country food, with the dazzling city-escape and packed energy of London right outside the door.

If It’s the soothing balm of a top-quality Special Sunday Roast you’re after (because sometimes spoons just doesn’t cut it, not in your finery) then Rabbit is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. With a typical kings Street flourish, Rabbit breaks the mundane boundaries of a roast and instead offer bursts of flavour and fresh procure with their Tapas-esque Sunday on the Farm ‘Mouthfuls’, made to share and mix in a manner that really brings loved ones together for a fine dining experience this, and every weekend. We recommend the Build your own Bloody Mary to start you off — it will make your choices more adventurous (Horseradish and Chilli infused Vodka choices will light up the afternoon) and you’ll be glad for it, when it means encountering extraordinary renderings of farm greens (the burnt butter Radish is a sweet treat) or the Nutbourne Wood pigeon served smoky and quaint with ‘trimmings’ of white carrots and Yorkshires.

With a Vegan menu that means everyone is included, this Fine-bred Chelsea Rabbit is a rare breed, one of the best restaurants in Chelsea to find both the wild — (the vodka apple pie is dangerously good) and the comfort of something wistfully, universally ‘local’ (the mustard-honey hue brickwork and rustic wood cottage flooring and tables makes the whole fine dining moment feel like a lucky chance in your local farmer’s good graces). Rabbit invokes treasured, peaceful memories in the heart of the busy capitol. This is a neighbour that cares for you and feeds you up well, for all.

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

For a secret escape to the French Riviera, look no further than one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, Bandol. It is ideally located on Hollywood Road and is the second French restaurant opened by the founders of Margaux in South Kensington. Bandol is reminiscent of a tasteful French villa with its classic brasserie style. It breathes calmness and grandeur into its design with its bare-brick walls clad in vines and ivy. The interior is simple elegance with a skylight bringing in natural lighting, and wooden chairs furnished with soft blue cushions. The menu contributes to the sense of rejuvenation introduced through the décor with its fresh and simple ingredients inspired by the flavours of Southern French cuisine.

Executive Chef, Zsolt Ferencz, previously of Scott’s in Mayfair, primarily showcases luxurious seafood and fish dishes that can be paired perfectly with selected wines from the Mediterranean coast. Guests should try their sharing plates of tuna sashimi with mango, pomegranate and ponzu dressing or their £12 seared tiger prawns with chili garlic. Meat dishes are also something special and include the £21 crispy duck leg complemented with an Asian salad, pink grapefruit and roasted hazelnut and the rich and decadent £18 rabbit ragu with fennel pollen. Bandol delivers as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea with its two private wine rooms. The private dining is complemented with bespoke menus, and both rooms capture the simplistic luxury of Bandol. They are the perfect setting for guests to entertain friends, family and clients.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Elystan Street is the latest venue to occupy Tom Aiken’s Flagship restaurant in Chelsea. Nelson Design, behind both Ledbury and Kitchen W8 have transformed the space to create a neighbourhood favourite that seamlessly mixes informality and elegance. Elystan Street represents a new wave of restaurants that are abandoning the rigour of fine dining in favour of easy-going luxury. They have done away with tablecloths and instead inject modernity into their design with concrete tabletops, wooden furnishing and colourful pink and blue décor. Their menu also steers away from typical fine-dining traditions by replacing tasting menus with seasonal and ingredient-led menus. Elystan Street sets a new precedent for the meaning of luxury dining, making it one of our top choices for the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Two Michelin star Executive Chef, Phil Howard, balances earthiness and elegance in his contemporary British and European dishes. His innovative food makes Elystan Street the ideal choice for one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. We recommend starting with a salad of spring vegetables with a light truffle cream, followed by their new season’s lamb, fillet of Cornish turbot or the rump of Cumbrian beef. To top it off, a Crème brulee with smashed raspberries and vanilla is a delightful choice. A dining experience is simply not complete without a glass of wine, and Elystan Street understands this with their vast selection from some of the world’s finest wine makers. Guests can also choose from their list of sherries, ports, champagne and cocktails. Our favourite cocktails included the £12 marmalade martini and pomegranate bellini with E-street rhubarb sour.

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Chakra in Chelsea is an oasis of calm and this is embodied in its soothing teal colour palettes and abundance of vegetation throughout the restaurant. The interior is comfortable and intimate offering an uplifting experience for guests to enjoy Indian cuisine based on the traditions of the Royal Maharaja Kitchen. Chakra is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, as their ethos of harnessing positive energy in their design is also carried into their food preparation. The Chefs have adopted classic Indian recipes, and honour high-quality, fresh and seasonal ingredients that positively impact their guests’ sense of well-being without compromising on flavour.

Chakra offers an extensive drinks menu, including wines, spirits and cocktails. Their Chakra Spice cocktail made with tequila, chili and lemonade is the perfect complement to one of their many starters and main meals. We suggest beginning with their summer salad with grilled chicken, pumpkin seeds and chilling dressing. Their Chota small plates are also delicious for a quick bite or as a tapas-style sharing meal. The £4.95 char-grilled mince lamb stuffed naan served with roasted garlic raita or the pan tossed, southern spiced chicken fillets for £7.95 are simply delicious. Chakra also has an Indian Grill section where their modern twist on traditional recipes truly shine. We recommend trying their chargrilled, sweet basil and spiced yoghurt marinated king prawns, or their signature lamb chops marinated in sun-dried ginger and pounded chili. Their Desi curry classics make Chakra one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Be transported to the bustling city of New Delhi with their classic butter chicken tikka masala and their £14.95 slow cooked texel lamb with browned onion, Kashmiri chili and plum tomatoes.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Chicama on King’s Road terrace takes its guests on a journey of the tranquil beaches of Northern Peru with its interior comprised of salvaged wood, vintage mirrors and shell pink tiles, as well as with its menu inspired by the coastal food of Peru. The cuisine is prepared from an open kitchen and with muted lighting and Latin beats echoing throughout, Chicama is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea offering its guests a vibrant and stylish sanctuary to escape the London hustle and bustle.

Chef Tiago Duarte and his team have accumulatively worked at the Chiltern Firehouse, Roka, Zuma and Sushi Samba. With their expertise, they have crafted a totally meat-free menu devoted to the seafood recipes that have shaped Peru’s national cuisine. Fish and seafood is delivered daily from Cornwall and each dish uses seasonal British produce to ensure that they are prepared with the freshest ingredients. There fresh ingredient-led ethos makes Chicama one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. For a light bite, their padron peppers and £9 popped corn monkfish cheeks with aji Amarillo may are delicious. A Larger main meal of scallop ceviche with Jerusalem artichokes and truffle milk or their salmon ceviche for £13 with smoked aji limo tiger’s milk, avocado, tomato and puffed rice are sublime. Another choice option is their trout cooked in banana leaf with a side of red quina, mango and aji limo sauce or venture their signature fish of the day grilled over a charcoal with a trio of sources including avocado, sweet pineapple and smoky aji panca chili. A plethora of cocktails, wines and whiskey are also available to accompany the vibrantly-flavoured food. An experience at Chicama would not be complete without trying one of their contemporary twists on Peru’s national drink, Pisco, whilst enjoying the open-air and foliage covered outside terrace space.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

What makes The Five Fields one of the best restaurants in Chelsea is its farm-to-table ethos encompassing artisanal British produce from their own garden kitchen. It is tucked just off Sloane Square and provides an intimate setting with its soothing muted tones, pale lime-washed floors, glass panels, touches of gold and sophisticated sculptures by Sophie Dickens.

In the idyllic Sussex countryside, their Kitchen Garden supplies their seasonal herbs, flowers and vegetables which are then incorporated into their seasonal dishes inspired by British cuisine as well as London’s broad cultural background. The Kitchen is headed by Taylor Bonnyman, previously from the two Michelin-starred Corton in Tribeca, New York, as well as Marguerite Keogh, whose culinary expertise includes working with the acclaimed Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. With the top echelon of Chefs helming the kitchen, The Five Fields typifies what it means to be one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. We suggest beginning with the luxurious foie gras with Shimeji mushrooms and beetroot or the silky sea bass with rhubarb, curry and onion. The mains comprise a variety of sumptuous meat and fish dishes. Our favourites included the short rib garnished with turnip and nasturtium, the succulent pork with celeric and yeast and the fresh cod with mussels and sprouting broccoli.

The Five Fields also has an elegant private room accessible to guests for private lunches and dinners. The room has a charming view overlooking the streets of Chelsea and is decorated with warm tones illuminated by a feature fire place. Guests also have views of their extensive wine cellar, access to a cosy adjoining lounge; and have the Head Sommelier, Solene Bonhumeau, on hand to recommend the perfect wine pairings.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Dinings SW3 is discreetly located on a cobbled mews in Knightsbridge and is housed within a former artist’s studio with beautiful light-filled interiors, double-height ceilings and industrial concrete walls. Its modern edge is not only typified in its design but also in its cuisine. Dinings SW3 has created its own contemporary style of Izakaya Japanese tapas by combining heritage Japanese cuisine with modern European cooking techniques. Its innovative world-class dining coupled with its unique cultural experience make it one of the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Executive Chef Masaki Sugisaki works alongside another three former Nobu colleagues and with their accumulated Japanese fine-dining experience, the cuisine does not disappoint especially with its seasonal seafood coming daily from Cornish day boats. Their exquisite approach to traditional yet modern Japanese food make it one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Start with nibbles of wagyu beef with avocado and chili miso or £4 yellowtail with avocado and jalapeno mayonnaise. Guests can also choose from an array of Caviar and miso soups as either a starter or a light bite. Sharing plates of Shuko are some of the best for groups; and the Chef’s selection of sashimi and caviar or the assorted charcoal grilled seafood platter are simply delicious. Classic mains include the Japanese hay seared wagyu beef with porcini ponzu, as well as a wide selection of sushi and sashimi dishes prepared by expert Chefs at the elegant sushi counter. Chargrilled Sumiyaki dishes are as delicious as the rest; and include hand-dived Scottish scallops with wasabi salsa and yuzu, lobster, Spanish red prawns and a £19.5 pork shoulder. Dinings SW3 also has a vast array of classic Japanese cocktails fused with a modern twist; and include its Yu-Yake made with yuzu vodka and vanilla and their signature twist on a classic Martini. Sake is a classic Japanese delicacy and Dinings SW3 has a broad selection especially curated from Konotomo brewery. Each comes with their own subtle yet complex notes of flavour and can be paired perfectly with sushi and seafood dishes.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

On King’s Road and owned by Chef Joe Mercer is the sleek and sophisticated Medlar restaurant. It is one of our top choices for the best restaurants in Chelsea as its understated chic design creates the perfect backdrop for the artistry of its French cuisine. Its interior is designed by Turner and Pocock and encompasses a peaceful grey-green colour scheme with its plush green banquettes, grey raffia wall-coverings, artfully distressed mirrors and antique green lamps. Elegant and subtle artwork by Tanya Baxter Contemporary adorn the walls and enhances the feeling of easy-going luxury.

Medlar’s French cuisine classify it as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. The food is inspired by techniques and seasonal ingredients from the British Isles and the rest of Europe. Its menu items come with fixed prices, including £53 for three courses, £45 for two courses and £32 for one course. With this is mind, begin with one of their many superb starters, including the crab ravioli with samphire, brown shrimps, fondue of leeks and bisque sauce. Mains include a variety of meat and fish dishes, we suggest trying the juicy rump of Belted Galloway with snails, stiffed Portobello, shallot puree and béarnaise or a roasted hake with datterini sauce vierge, fresh borlotti beans, sea aster and salsa verde. A decadent meal would not be complete without a desert and a glass of wine or champagne. The wine list is compiled by head sommelier, Didier Catleo with experiences at The Ledbury and Le Bistrot du Sommelier in Paris. Select from an array of wines, and vintage champagnes including a £499 1996 Dom Perignon. End with one of their finest desserts, including their Apricot financier with roast apricot, honey, olive oil dressing and ice cream.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

The Ivy Chelsea Garden on King’s Road mixes the elegance of a French brasserie with the homely feeling of an English country garden. It is designed by the acclaimed designer, Cecil Beaton and reflects the familiar luxury of The Ivy on West Street. It is comprised of a main restaurant, terrace and garden, and a beautiful dining room. Inside the brasserie restaurant, guests are welcomed into an indoor sanctuary of burnt orange furnishings, lively botanical prints and chic marble floors. Designed by Cameron Landscapes and Gardens, The Ivy’s terrace and garden is one of their most popular dining destinations. It offers al fresco dining all year round and is a serene enclave of greenery with its leafy trellises and antique pots home to magnolias and hydrangeas. The terrace and garden with its breathtaking foliage, arched antique mirrors, velvet chairs, and central fire pit create the perfect setting for any occasion, making the Ivy Chelsea Garden one of the best restaurants in Chelsea.

Sean Burbidge, the Executive Chef of the Ivy Collection has created a menu that combines modern British favourites with international dishes. Start with one of their many salads made to perfection with some of the freshest ingredients, or their £9.75 hand-chopped steak tartare with tabasco mustard dressing, shallot, parsley, egg yolk and toasted granary. Their mains encompass delicious fish and seafood dishes including their £19.95 seared yellowfin tuna with match noodle salad, toasted sesame seeds, wasabi sauce and a citrus ponzu dressing. Another luxurious choice is their 21-day Himalayan salt wall dry-aged, grass fed rib-eye on the bone with your choice of green peppercorn, red wine and rosemary and roasted mushroom sauce. The Ivy’s all-encompassing menu makes them an easy choice as one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. For drinks in their al fresco dining space, or as a complement to dining in the brasserie, The Ivy has a great selection of wines as well as eleven bespoke cocktails unique to its Chelsea site. Their signature Garden Royale brings an Ivy twist to a classic Espresso Martini and their Sloane Ranger is inspired by a classic vodka-based Collins.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

Founded by Silvio Ursini, Obica is the world’s first Mozzarella Bar that has been pioneering modern Italian fine-dining since its inception in 2004. Ten sites are located in Italy and its Chelsea site is the original London outpost located on Draycott Avenue. Since its arrival in London, three more sites have opened in Canary Wharf, Poland Street and St Paul’s. Every Obica Mozzarella Bar shares the same philosophy of food to share which is the pleasure of sharing good food with family and friends. The Chelsea Obica Mozzarella Bar site is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea, as its warm and convivial setting sets the scene to enjoy the best of Mozzarellas di Bufala, alongside high-quality Italian home-made dishes made with traditional Italian recipes. What’s more is that the dishes are prepared in-sight of guests by drawing inspiration from traditional sushi bars creating a vibrant and interactive environment for guests.

Chef Alessandro Borghese has joined Obica as creative Chef to develop a new menu that celebrates both his and Obica’s mutual passion for the best of Italian cuisine. The iconic Mozzarella Bar makes Obica one of the best restaurants in Chelsea. Guests should definitely try the bufala classica and plates of degustazione made with bufala classica, smoked bufala, burrata and ricotta di bufala. Guests can also select small plates as a starter or mains with the choice of cheese from the Mozzarella Bar. The premium cured pork salami and Scottish smoked salmon are two excellent choices. Pizza is something that Obica not surprisingly does incredibly well. Each pizza is garnished with traditional Italian ingredients, like prosciutto, organic tomato, anchovies and vegetables. One of our favourites was the prosciutto cotto with mozzarella di bufala, casatica di bufala, olives and oregano. Wine is embedded in Italian culture and at Obica every brand of wine tells a unique story with representation from renowned wineries and emerging local producers from North to South Italy.

 

The Best Restaurants in Chelsea

 

No. Fifty Cheyne is located in an idyllic cluster of quaint and leafy streets overlooking the River Thames in the heart of Old Chelsea. It is one of the best restaurants in Chelsea with its intimate dining space complete with a cosy upstairs drawing room and cocktail bar. Designed by Lambert and Brown, it offers comfort, privacy and intimacy all in one with its golden-lit interiors, glass chandeliers, sleek marble tables and colour palette of burnt sienna. The ruby-red cocktail bar and drawing room are two home-away-from-homes with picturesque views of Cheyne Gardens and the River Thames. They are the perfect sanctuaries to nestle down in an intimate setting to enjoy a drink from their carefully curated list of vintages, as well as a light bite from their upstairs menu.

In the centre of the main dining space stands a huge open grill from which Head Chef, Iain Smith, and his team prepare the finest British cuisine using the best seasonal ingredients supplied by Lake District Farmers and Pesky Fish. The A La Carte menu offers a selection of lighter salads and seafood starters followed by classic grill dishes. Begin with a salad of beetroot, heritage carrots, pickled apple and pears for £9.50. Then indulge in sumptuous dishes of native lobster and aged beef fillet with creamed spinach and smoked bone marrow. Robust grilled dishes are choice options and include pork cutlets, Sirloin, veal, rib-eye and grilled fish of the day. A Sommelier is also available to select the perfect white wine for a light and fish dish or a red for the richer meat dishes.

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The Best Italian Restaurants in London

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London’s is home to so many Italian restaurants that are as varied as the food and wine-loving country itself. Capital A List will guide you through the best Italian Restaurants in London that encompass the cuisine and design inspiration of the rustic south through to the fashion-forward north Italy.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Hammersmith’s own stylish answer to the Brooklyn terrace means that locals and visitors alike looking for inter-regional and across-seasonal cuisine must head to the bank of the city for one of the best Italian restaurants in London. The River Cafe, co-founded by the late Rose Gray (one of the forebears of British cookery writing, and joyful, chatty naturalism in Michelin level cooking), is tucked into the hip of Hammersmith’s Thames-side edge.

There is no such thing as homeostasis at The River Cafe. There is constant, infectiously chirpy movement: the prep of extensive anti-pasti dishes hand than across the width of the gleaming stainless steel kitchen top, the white heat of the sun bounding off the pure frosting-hue awning that extend from the gigantic windows. This palpable energy is reflected in the daily changing menu (in which the ingredients of the recipes follow the flow of summer, autumn, winter and spring).

Although the Menu is ever-shifting, rest assured the River Cafe, as one of the best Italian restaurants in London, will offer up exclusively authentic dining experience. The fixed points of wood roasted Pizza gives the dough and mozzarella combinations a smokier, darker touch that draws out the richness of the oils and fresh vegetables involved; and the special River Cafe Gelato is always available in their original, mature delicacy (we recommend combining the caramel with roasted almond with an affagato expresso twist as the perfect afternoon hit).

With plenty of garden seating arranged on the terrace at the crest of a riverside hill, and wine to try from the top to the bottom regions of Italy — Veneto to Abruzzo — The River Cafe is as scenic as it is culinary accomplished. Image source

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

With over twenty years of experience to hand in the competitive high-end London chef environment, the owners of South Hampstead’s Fiddies stepped up to the heat of the oven and triumphed: as a result, a part-delivery special service now also offer perfect sit-down Pizza and seafood cuisine as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. At Fiddie’s the generous, familial ambience of Italian Culture is as integral to the service as the traditional combinations of those first napoleon flourishes. Guests are encouraged to sit, linger and enjoy — explaining why Fiddie’s won London’s Diner’s choice in 2016.

The Boutique shopfront and classy chessboard decor pleases the eye while the abundance of 12 inch pie (because this is the truly authentic serving), delicious House red and white wines, and special touches like the hearty vegetarian Calzone and their namesake Antipasto plates (set to blazing heights with the melding of Tuscan and spicy Salamis within olive dressage) mean that this intimate eatery is one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

If Italy is defined by one particular image, it is the sunflower. The sight recalls the sweet saying dance yellow field and towering leonine plant faces — wild happiness. If the heart of Hammersmith is the open, garden boulevard of high-end venues, then L’amarosa is the sunflower; one of the best Italian restaurants in London. For one, its an audaciously, wonderfully bright dinnertime locale. Comfortable chic seating (of buttermilk and dark chocolate theme — once again recalling the iconic ‘Italian white’ sunflower) seems to bloom beneath the central window-sill and crop back and back in intimate couplets across the wood floor – perfect for a pizzeria or pasta date for two.

Not only this but L’amorosa, as one of the best Italian restaurants in London, is effortlessly elite and signals life and longevity as much as the flower (especially if its recent Michelin Bib win for five-star cuisine is an indicator of anything).

At L’amorosa it seem imperative to sample the speciality after-dinner menu, from the mellowing lull of Limoncello to the kick of their spectacular God Father cocktail (Amaretto and scotch whisky). This is restaurant that knows,and owns, its accomplishments in Italian convention — certainly consider trying their selection of cheeses or their home-made, perfectly pungent Oregano Tagliatelle — it is head and shoulders above the rest.

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

One of the best Italian restaurants in London for value as well as the especial standard of food and drink is Notting Hill’s Mediterraneo. Decorating a corner that abounds off Portobello road with its eye=candy, eye-popping face, Mediterraneo is royal blue for its princely,fine dining experience. The bubbly, relaxed veneer of this neighbourhood favourite works in symbiosis with the rich, earthy dishes to offer ultimate respite.

Although the contained plaza and rustic decor within — intricate coffee tiling and parchment hue walls — is a treat, its the outside seating that renders diners part and parcel of the intoxicating energy of the eclectic Notting Hill pavements. The congenial prices don’t mean that Mediterraneo skimps on quality of authenticity. With lashings of artisan bread to soak up the decadent olive oil as guests soak up the atmosphere, guests can enjoy beloved dishes at their leisure; from the Tuscan vegetable soup to the Carpaccio Beef brazed with Parmesan tang. A seasonal salad with emphasis on the latest flavours means the fresh bed beneath their addictive Chilli tiger prawns and calamari always represent the world around you, and suffuse with the senses at large. And to finish, we couldn’t recommend the Mediterranean berries more.

There is no question why Mediterrano has lasted the test of time and the threat of gentrification since its opening in 1998, they were always and remain a superlative, restful experience for the soul in one of the most vibrant spots in the city.

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

However, if diners seeking the exclusive experience of Meditarraneo’s should always explore the alternative evening at its sister restaurant Osteria Basilico — a soul sibling that holds an equal precedence as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. This Notting Hill comfort on the corner welcomes guests with the exuberant swathes of sunset red and bundles of potpourri bouquets glimmer off Osteria’s collection of spotless glassware. With a winsome arrangement of chic tables in and outside by the market-road, Osteria is a place to bask in the day.

The addition of avocado to Italian dishes of basil and mozzarella showcases the way in which Osteria moves with London’s contemporary interests even as it holds through to a fabulous foundation of Tuscan-Mediterranean fare. And it truly is a place to treat yourself, their calzone comes with servings of dolcelatte cheese, the decadently sweet glue that holds perfectly homemade dough together. And with such a uniquely luminous area at every hour of the day, stay a bit longer and savour authentic expresso beneath the sunshades at Osteria or its sister Mediterraneo, the twin jewels atop of the crown of London’s Italian food. Image source

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Experience a little corner of Tuscany at the Villa Di Geggiano on Chiswick Road. This example of the best Italian restaurant in London pays homage to the original Villa Di Geggiano, that has been the family home and winery of the Bianchi Bandinelli family in Tuscany for five centuries. The decadence and hospitality of the Tuscany Villa is mirrored at its London site, and guests first experience this as they walk through the serene garden of olive trees and enter the restaurant. The upper floor is luxurious with its members club inspired lounge spaces at which dinners are hosted frequently with live artists. A piano bar, art gallery and cigar rooms are also available to guests and each are designed with a sophisticated flair and the beauty of Tuscany in mind. The main dining space is grand and bustling and the décor is inspired by London’s art world while still maintaining a natural and comfortable ambience that is felt in the terrace area with its canopy of vines.

Villa Di Geggiano celebrates true Tuscan and Italian fine-dining cuisine and many of its ingredients are imported from the Villa to the UK. Its menu is small but perfectly formed with luxurious dishes including its cured meat selection, tagliolini with fresh crab and Tuscan sausages flown in from Siena. Its wine list includes many of its own wines especially selected from their wine estate in Tuscany and we recommend that you pair one of their delicious and organic wines with your dish of choice. Villa Di Geggiano has recreated the essence of Italy in Mayfair with its opulent interior and traditional Italian cuisine, and for this reason it is one of our top choices for the best Italian restaurants in London.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Sartoria is the only restaurant on the Historic Saville Row in Mayfair and this combined with its Italian heritage inspired its glamorous Italian design intertwined with quintessential English charm. David d’Almada designed the plush interior that comprises a heated terrace, Libare bar, two private dining rooms and an exquisite wine cellar. The menu designed by the renowned Chef, Francesco Mazzei, matches the elegance of the interior and is inspired by the Italian coastal region of Calabria. Italian cuisine is iconic for its simplicity but at Sartoria, the menu combines Italian cooking traditions with modern techniques to create the ultimate fine-dining experience and one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

The A La Carte menu is available for all day dining and is split into Antipasti, Primi, Secondi and Contorni, which is great for guests that would like to try a bit of everything. Start with an Antipasti of crab salad with crisp horseradish and a Primi of tagliolini with fresh lobster, Amalfi lemon, chili and basil. A veal Milanese for £33 per person it the perfect Secondi to share between two people, alongside a Contorni dish of roast potatoes or deep-fried zucchini. Your taste buds will also be transported to coastal Italy with Sartoria’s drinks list that comprises twists on classic Spritzers as well as their own in-house creations like the Little Venice for £12.50 made with Belvedere vodka, cocci americano, violette liqueur, lemon juice and egg white. Sartoria has one of Mayfair’s largest rooftop terraces and this is an ideal spot to relax with an afternoon or evening cocktail whilst watching the busy streets of the West End. Its glamorous Mayfair location coupled with its timeless design and cuisine make it one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Gloria in Shoreditch is the first UK outpost for the Parisian restaurant group, Big Mama, and everything from the Italian cuisine, interior decorated with vibrant antique Italian ceramics through to the waiters dressed in candy-striped uniforms transport guests to Capri, Italy in the 50s and 60s. Gloria’s ethos is to give guests a real glimpse into Italy and this makes it one of the best Italian restaurants in London. It focuses on authenticity which is represented in its rustic interior, Italian staff and cuisine based on the freshest ingredients and home-grown recipes.

Guests can expect a taste of Italy by starting with cured meats and mozzarellas and then by moving onto their larger selection of pizzas and pastas. A highlight is the Carbonara a deux that is served from a giant cheese wheel into your bowl. This is not only delicious with its decadent and creamy cheese flavour but is also a true spectacle to behold. Another main course that is equally superb is their house special Pasta al Tartufo which is a luxurious mixture of black Molise truffle, fresh Mafalda, macarophone and button mushrooms. It would not be an accurate reflection of Italy without Pizza and Gloria does not disappoint. The pizzas are hearty and full of smoky and light flavours, and guests can select from a vast array of delicious toppings. The best part is that the kitchen serves pizzas until the early hours of the morning. Gloria naturally has a wide selection of Italian wines, but their cocktails are what define it as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Their take on a classic Negroni is unlike anything else in London with its unique addition of porcini mushroom wine and a truffle foam.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Located in the heart of Marylebone is Fucina, a modern Italian restaurant that resembles more of an art gallery than the design of a conventional Italian eatery. Its modern design is perfectly encapsulated in its exposed brick ceiling that mimics the domes of a pizza oven. This artistic element is paired perfectly with its simplistic floor-to-ceiling windows that catch the light of the white walls making the space seem more expansive and welcoming. Its modern design aesthetic is also subtly carried into its simple turquoise blue seating and soft armchairs making it one of the best Italian restaurants in London for chic interiors.

The clean-cut nature of the interior is echoed in the menu which is a contemporary and honest approach to Italian cuisine. Fucina is one of the best Italian restaurants in London due to its unconventional approach to its food. They embrace simplicity as the best indicator of quality and showcase this in their open kitchen where the best organic and local ingredients are prepared. The menu is designed around sharing plates of increasing size, starting from a selection of small plates before leading into larger portions of pastas, pizzas and flame-cooked dishes. Start with the nocellara olives and the tuna tartare with spicy yellow sauce, crispy capers and green apple and end off your meal on a decadent note with the Spring lamb cutlets garnished with fried rosemary and pressed black berry jus for £26.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Bocconcino in Mayfair embodies the beauty of Italy with its classic cuisine, world-class service and hand-picked selection of Italian wines and thus typifies what it means to be one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Its interior is grand with soaring ceilings and black-and-white images of classic Italian scenes decorating the walls. It also imbues the expansive space with warmth with its exposed brick walls, soft wooden furnishings and tall mirrors hanging on the walls by the entrance.

Their menu offers Italian classics with a vast selection of antipasti and main dishes inspired by the diverse regions of Italy. Bocconcino is divided into two spaces, the first is the downstairs area where wood-fire oven pizzas are the speciality; and guests can expect to be a part of a buzzing and vibrant atmosphere. Each pizza is prepared daily on-site and cooked with classic techniques, with one of their signatures including the Pizza Bocconcino made with stracchino, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes and parma ham. The upstairs restaurant is more refined and is ideal for clientèle that wish for a more intimate and elegant dining experience. Alongside the delicious pizzas, their menu offers simple Italian classics with a selection of antipasti and contemporary main courses. Larger dishes include an array of fresh seafood and meat cooked over an open fire. The perfect complement to a hearty and classic Italian dish is one of the many bottles of wine sourced from winemakers in Italy’s most acclaimed wine regions as well as from small and local artisan producers. The division of the restaurant into two separate spaces, where different ambience can be experienced, make Bocconcino one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Margot in the heart of Covent Garden celebrates the best of Italian food and wine against a backdrop of sophisticated and elegant décor. Its unparalleled service defines it as one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Both owners, de Tarso and Jaouen have accumulated a wealth of experience in service with the former being one of London’s most acclaimed maître d’s at The Wolseley and Scott’s in Mayfair, while the latter was previously the director at the Rivea in Knightsbridge. Therefore, with its roots Margot has excellent service levels that are both graceful and intuitive.

Margot is an excellent example of one of the best Italian restaurants in London – and this is typified in its luxurious Parisian-inspired interiors. Guests cannot help but feel elegant whilst being surrounded by deep blue banquettes, art deco copper fixtures, sleek tiled floors and a bar decorated in green glass. But the cooking is traditional Italian and is centred around quality seasonal ingredients inspired by many different Italian regions. Margot enlisted chef, Maurizio Morelli whose culinary experience includes numerous restaurants in both Rome and London as well as Briciole in Marylebone which he actually launched himself. His menu encompasses classic charcuterie, cheeses, carpaccios and tartares, pastas and larger plates of grilled meat and fish. Begin with one of their small plates of salami and cheeses whilst perusing the extensive menu. Start with a beef tartare with quail eggs, asparagus and Pecorino Sardo and for mains Pasta is where Margot really shines. One of our favourites was the crab ravioli with mascarphone, saffron sauce and cherry tomatoes for £23. It exemplifies the best of pasta dishes with its soft and cloudlike pasta and flavourful filling. For a meat-based dish the grilled and sliced ribeye steak with celeric puree and caramelised shallots for £22 is a phenomenal choice. To wash it all down, select one of their 350 bottles of wine especially curated from around the world, or one of their signature cocktails

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Tucked away in the basement of the Hari Hotel in Belgravia is the subterranean Italian restaurant, II Pampero. This is one of top picks for the best Italian restaurants in London with its exceptional cuisine and sophisticated setting that embodies modern and vintage Italian chic. It was designed by the admired designer, Tara Bernerd, who has perfectly captured the essence of the bygone era of Italian glamour through the all-white tablecloths, forest green furnishings and accents of gold, whilst also peppering the interior with hints of modernity through the geometric floor tiles and stylish marble-clad bar. II Pampero’s food and interior matches its prime city location within walking distance to Harrods, The Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park.

The kitchen is helmed by Claudio Covino that once was a chef at the iconic Novikov and Locanda Locatelli. Under his supervision, everything is made from scratch and this includes the bread and pasta as well as the charcuterie which is smoked and cured in-house. II Pampero, therefore, is one of the best Italian restaurants in London as it delivers authentic Italian homemade dishes that have also been given a contemporary update. If you are in the mood for a starter as well as a main course, we recommend beginning with a fresh dish of mozzarella served with seasonal vegetables caponata which can then be followed by a rich and luxurious meat or fish dish. The stewed ox cheek delicately wrapped in parma ham and served with melted scamorza cheese for £24 or a £22 roasted salted cod fillet served with braised escarole and cannellini are excellent choices. A side dish of butter spinach, sautéed garlic broccoli or grilled asparagus as well as a glass of wine or a cocktail from their extensive lists are the perfect complements to a big and delicious meal.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

The term Manicomio is Italian for Madhouse and this a playful reference to the Italian restaurant’s history as the Royal military asylum in Chelsea. Manicomio does not resemble any similarities, a part from its name, to the original site, but is rather one of our top picks for the best Italian restaurants in London. It is a sophisticated Italian eatery that has been serving luxury Italian fare specialising in fresh and seasonal produce and home-made pastas since 2003.

Manicomio comprises a restaurant, bar, café and terrace. The expansive terrace is one of the highlight features making this one of the best Italian restaurants in London. It is reminiscent of a rooftop restaurant in Italy with its floral views of the buzzing Duke of York Square shopping precinct. At the restaurant, notably chefs Bobby Cabral and Tom Salt serve simple Italian cuisine bursting with homeland flavours. Start with a salumi board for two for £16.50 with a selection of artisan meats and carta di musica. Pastas are plentiful and encompass ravioli, linguine, risotto and gnocchi options. One of our favourites was the market seafood risotto for £28 with tomato, chili, garlic and basil. For mains, the chefs prepare a decadent selection of fillets, meatballs, chicken and fish dishes. Their meat has been dry-aged for a minimum of 45 days to enhance the flavours and tenderness and we recommend selecting one of their Char-grilled Sirloin or Ribeye dishes with a side of grilled vegetables or tomato salad. They also have an excellent selection of wines and two highlights were the Bonny Doon and Pacific Rim Riesling.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

In true Italian style Daphne’s in Chelsea combines the elegance of modern and classic design. Its chic surrounding, curated by Martin Brudnizki, epitomises the familiar Italian charm that one would expect whilst travelling Italy. It evokes a sophisticated yet welcoming ambience through its effortless mix of vintage Italian chandeliers, modern marble-topped bars and contemporary European art. Daphne’s is beloved by celebrities and the Chelsea elite not only for its beautiful surroundings, but also for its forty years of high-quality seasonal Italian cuisine, making it one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

Behind wrought-iron French doors is a European-style bar and dining room. Expect the service to be as elegant as the surrounds with a basket of warm bread and olive oil along with a cocktail menu inspired by Italian classics immediately brought to the table. We recommend starting with a Half century cocktail for £13 which is their Italian classic Negroni made with Plymouth Navy Gin, Campari, Cynar and aged Vermouth. The menu focuses on the best seasonal produce and Mediterranean flavours and the A La Carte menu offers a wide selection of the finest Italian staples. Start with a beef carpaccio with rocket and parmesan for £12.30, followed by one of their fish or meat dishes. The Dover Sole for £39 and Lamb Cutlets with Salmoriglio for £28.50 are two highlights that typify the superb quality of their menu. Service is second to none at Daphne’s, and with a sommelier on stand-by, guests can select a suitable wine pairing from their impressive cellar that houses a plethora of fine Italian wines. Daphne’s also has a conservatory that can accommodate up to forty guests for a private lunch or dinner and a seasonal menu can also be curated for each private function. The conservatory has a retracting roof that makes it a sublime location to host a cocktail reception during the summer-time, and further enhances Daphne’s as one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

 

The Best Italian Restaurants in London

 

Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge is stunning from the moment you look at its gold metal door adorned with bright red decorations through to when you step inside the intimate Italian restaurant with its sophisticated private club like finishes. Its classy interior incorporates rustic brass fixtures, plush vintage leather seating and wood-panelled walls lined with black and white photographs of Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra and Nat Cole King. Harry’s Dolce Vita is the latest restaurant from the Caprice Holdings and with their success with The Ivy and Sexy Fish, it comes as no surprise that Harry’s Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants in London.

The menu pays homage to the traditions, tastes and flavours popular in Italy. Each dish has been carefully curated by Chef Director, Diego Cardoso, to ensure that they typify Italian comfort with a side of glamour. Their menu specialty is their pizza as they lovingly prove their dough for 72 hours to maximise flavors. One highlight includes the Rosso for £15.95 made with spicy peperoni, red onion, roasted peppers and fresh chili and black olives. Harry’s Dolce Vita works directly with Italian suppliers and importers and this makes their ingredients for their fish and meat dishes as authentic as a local restaurant in Milan. This is one reason why Harry’s Dolce Vita is one of the best Italian restaurants in London. Meat and fish dishes include the Bistecca di Manzo ribeye and simply chargrilled seabass fillet accompanied by fennel, zucchini, lemon thyme and olive oil. Their central bar serves some of the best Bellini cocktails in Knightsbridge. This works brilliantly with their iconic dessert, the Harry’s Toadstool that not only looks amazing in the shape of a bright red mushroom, but also follows through on the flavours brimming with white chocolate, fresh raspberries, iced vanilla parfait and pistachio biscotti crunch.

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