CON­TEM­PO­RARY EURO­PEAN

Where London - - Dining -

1 Lom­bard Street

Mouth­wa­ter­ing se­lec­tion of hearty, mod­ern cook­ing in this brasserie, a for­mer bank, with a huge glass dome. £££. Mon-Fri B,L & D. www.1lom­bard­street.com. 1 Lom­bard St, EC3V 9AA. T: 020-7929 6611. D10. Sta­tion: Bank.

The De­lau­nay

Sit­u­ated in Theatre­land, this venue’s in­te­rior and menu are in­spired by cen­tral Europe’s grand cafés. Ex­cel­lent break­fasts and fish dishes. ££££. Daily B,L & D. www.thede­lau­nay.com. 55 Ald­wych, WC2B 4BB. T: 020-7499 8558. E8. Sta­tion: Tem­ple.

Galvin at Win­dows

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

The Ivy

A firm favourite on Lon­don’s din­ing scene, and loved by celebri­ties, this stylish restau­rant is good for a pre- or post-theatre din­ner. £££-££££. Daily L& D (last or­ders mid­night). www.the-ivy.co.uk. 1-5 West St, WC2H 9NQ. T: 020-7836 4751. D7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

OXO Tower

El­e­gant restau­rant on the River Thames with stun­ning views and ex­cel­lent food – it is a per­fect choice for spe­cial oc­ca­sions. There is less for­mal din­ing in the brasserie, where you can hear live mu­sic. ££££. Daily L & D. www.ox­o­tower.co.uk. Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St, South Bank, SE1 9PH. T: 020-7803 3888. E9. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

Sky­lon

Glam­orous din­ing with beau­ti­ful river views. Try dishes such as spiced duck breast with her­itage beet­root. ££££. Daily L & D. www.sky­lon-restau­rant.co.uk. Royal Fes­ti­val Hall, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX. T: 020-7654 7800. E8. Sta­tion: Water­loo.

Ting

Lo­cated on level 35 of The Shard, this su­perb restau­rant serves Euro­pean dishes with an Asian in­flu­ence, plus panoramic views. ££££. Daily B,L & D. www.shangri-la.com/lon­don. Shangri-La, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9QU. T: 020-7234 8108. F10. Sta­tion: Lon­don Bridge.

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