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T: Tele­phone num­ber. Sta­tion: inc Un­der­ground (’tube‘), rail­way and Dock­lands Light Rail­way. B (break­fast), L (lunch) D (din­ner). Prices per per­son for 3 cour­ses: £: up to £25; ££: £25-£40; £££: £40-80; ££££: £80 +. Ref­er­ences at the end of list­ings (A1; B5 etc.) re­fer to co­or­di­nates on map on p. 80-81.

Lon­don’s orig­i­nal burger joint, over 40 years old. Plenty of rock mem­o­ra­bilia, funky dé­cor and a fun at­mos­phere. ££. Daily L & D. www.hard 150 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB. T: 020-7514 1700. E8. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

He­liot Steak House

Steak house at the Hip­po­drome Casino. £££. Daily L & D. www.hip­po­drome­ Hip­po­drome Le­ices­ter Square, 42-43 Cran­bourn St, WC2H 7JH. T: 020-7769 8888. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Planet Hol­ly­wood

Huge Lon­don out­let of the in­ter­na­tional chain. ££. Daily L & D (bar to 1am). www.planet hol­ly­ 57-60 Hay­mar­ket, SW1Y 4QX. T: 020-7287 1000. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Rain­for­est Cafe

Busy all-day din­ing in a mock rain­for­est set­ting. ££-£££. Daily L & D. www.therain­for­est 20 Shaftes­bury Ave, W1D 7EU. T: 020-7434 3111. E3. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

STK Lon­don

Dine in the stylish ho­tel’s steak­house on Bri­tish and Amer­i­can prime steaks. There is also a raw bar. ££££. Daily L & D. www.stk­ ME Lon­don, 336 Strand, WC2R 1HA. T: 020-7395 3450. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Aqua Shard

Con­tem­po­rary Bri­tish cui­sine and fan­tas­tic views. £££. Daily B, L & D; Mon-Fri L. 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY. T: 020-3011 1256. E10. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

But­lers Res­tau­rant

En­joy top English cui­sine in a homely May­fair res­tau­rant. £££. Daily L & D.­ester­field may­ 35 Charles St, W1J 5EB. T: 020-7491 2622. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.


In­ti­mate res­tau­rant serv­ing tasty dishes from a stylish ho­tel din­ing room. £££. Daily B, L & D. www.mile­stone­ho­ The Mile­stone Ho­tel, 1 Kens­ing­ton Court, W8 5DL. T: 020-7917 1000. Off map. Sta­tion: High Street Kens­ing­ton.

Fera at Clar­idge’s

At this Art Deco res­tau­rant, chef Si­mon Ro­gan serves won­der­ful food made with or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. ££££. Daily L & D. www.clar­idges. Clar­idge’s Ho­tel, Brook St, W1K 4HR. T: 020-7629 8860. B5. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Res­tau­rant at St. Paul’s, The

Set in the cathe­dral’s crypt, this is Bri­tish food at its best. £££. Daily L. www.restau­ran­tatst St. Paul’s Church­yard, EC4M 8AD. T: 020-7248 2469. D10. Sta­tion: St. Paul’s.

St. Pan­cras Grand

Brasserie lo­cated in St. Pan­cras Sta­tion cre­ated by de­signer Martin Brud­nizki. £££. Daily B, L & D. Up­per Con­course, St. Pan­cras Sta­tion, Eus­ton Rd, N1C 4QL. T: 020-7870 9900. C8. Sta­tion: King’s Cross St. Pan­cras.

Park Ter­race

Lo­cated in the Royal Gar­den Ho­tel Lon­don, the res­tau­rant over­looks Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens. ££££. Daily B, L & D. www.park­ter­rac­er­estau­ 2-24 Kens­ing­ton High St, W8 4PT. T: 020-7937 8000. Off map. Sta­tion: High Street Kens­ing­ton.

Ritz Res­tau­rant, The

One of Lon­don’s pret­ti­est din­ing rooms serves clas­sic Bri­tish dishes. Men should wear a jacket and tie. ££££. Daily B, L & D. www.ther­it­zlon­ The Ritz, 150 Pic­cadilly, W1J 9BR. T: 020-7493 8181. E6/7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

So­phie’s Steak­house & Bar

Re­laxed bar-res­tau­rant in The­atre­land. Try the Aberdeen An­gus roast beef. £££. Daily L & D.­phiessteak­ 29-31 Welling­ton St, WC2E 7DB (and Chelsea branch). T: 020-7836 8836.

Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den. Won­der­ful, top-notch Can­tonese and Shang­hai dishes in a so­phis­ti­cated set­ting. £££. Daily L & D www.bright­court­ 43-45 Baker St, W1U 8EW. T: 020-7486 6998. D6. Sta­tion: Baker Street.

Min Jiang

Take in glo­ri­ous views across Hyde Park while en­joy­ing su­perb Sichuan cui­sine. ££££. Daily L & D. www.min­ Royal Gar­den Ho­tel, Kens­ing­ton High St, W8 4PT. T: 020-7361 1988. F3. Sta­tion: High Street Kens­ing­ton.

De­lau­nay, The

This venue is inspired by cen­tral Europe’s grand cafés. ££££. Mon-Fri from 7am; Sat from 8am; Sun from 9am. www.thede­lau­ 55 Ald­wych, WC2B 4BB. T: 020-7499 8558. E8. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

Galvin at Win­dows

Miche­lin-starred res­tau­rant serv­ing mod­ern haute cui­sine. Book­ing es­sen­tial; smart dress. £££. Mon-Fri & Sun L; Mon-Sat D. www.galvin atwin­ Hil­ton on Park Lane, W1K 1BE. T: 020-7208 4021. E6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.


Lo­cated on level 35 of The Shard, this res­tau­rant serves Euro­pean dishes with an Asian in­flu­ence. Daily B, L & D. ££££.­don. Shangri-La, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas St, SE1 9QU. T: 020-7234 8000. F10. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

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