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Aqua Shard

Con­tem­po­rary cui­sine pre­pared from lo­cal pro­duce matches the fan­tas­tic views at this slick restau­rant on The Shard’s 32nd floor. £££. Daily B,L & D. 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY. T: 020-3011 1256. E10. Sta­tion: London Bridge.

But­lers Restau­rant

En­joy top English cui­sine in an el­e­gant May­fair restau­rant, famed for its Dover sole. £££. Daily B, L & D. www.chester­field­may­ 35 Charles St, W1J 5EB. T: 020-7491 2622. E6. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Cax­ton Grill

Su­perb se­lec­tion of steaks cooked in the Josper grill, plus seafood dishes such as lob­ster with Hol­landaise at this stylish venue. ££££. Daily L & D. www.cax­ton­ 2 Cax­ton St, SW1H 0QW. T: 020-7227 7777. F7. Sta­tion: St James’s Park.


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

City So­cial

Ja­son Ather­ton’s award-win­ning restau­rant and bar boasts a cre­ative menu and stunning views. £££. Mon-Fri L& D, Sat D. www.cityso­cial­lon­ Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St, EC2N 1HQ. T: 020-7877 7703. D11. Sta­tion: Liver­pool Street.

Din­ner by He­ston Blu­men­thal

The su­perchef of­fers a menu in­flu­enced by his­toric Bri­tish gas­tron­omy. ££££. Daily L& D; book­ing es­sen­tial. www.din­ner­by­he­ Man­darin Ori­en­tal Hyde Park, 66 Knight­bridge, SW1X 7LA. T: 020-7201 3833. F5. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.

Fera at Clar­idge’s

En­joy cre­ative Bri­tish dishes from lo­cal, or­ganic in­gre­di­ents, served in a beau­ti­ful Art Deco restau­rant. ££££. Daily L & D. www.clar­ fera. Clar­idge’s ho­tel, Brook St, W1K 4HR. T: 020-7107 8888. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Great Court Restau­rant

En­joy lunch or af­ter­noon tea above the huge mu­seum’s iconic Read­ing Room. ££. Daily L; Fri D. www.british­mu­ Bri­tish Mu­seum, Great Rus­sell St, WC1B 3DG. T: 020-7323 8990. D7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road/Hol­born.

Hol­born Din­ing Room

This smart brasserie ad­join­ing the stylish Rose­wood ho­tel serves clas­sic Bri­tish dishes with a twist. £££. Daily B,L & D. www.hol­born­din­ing 252 High Hol­born, WC1V 7EN. T: 020-3747 8633. D8. Sta­tion: Hol­born.


This all-day restau­rant serves Bri­tish dishes that are en­tirely gluten and dairy-free. ££-£££. Daily B& D; Mon-Fri L. www.oneald­ One Ald­wych ho­tel, WC2B 4BZ. T: 020-7300 1000. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.


The meat-rich menu here fea­tures lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents. £££. Mon D; Tue-Sat L& D; Sun L. www.rab­bit-restau­ 172 King’s Rd, SW3 4UP. T: 020-3750 0172. Off map. Sta­tion: Sloane Square.

Rex Whistler Restau­rant

Dine on dishes such as Gress­ing­ham duck breast in a din­ing room with a whim­si­cal cen­tury-old mu­ral. ££. Daily L. Tate Bri­tain, Mill­bank, SW1P 4RG. T: 020-7887 8825. G8. Sta­tion: Pim­lico.

St Pan­cras Grand

Bri­tish brasserie-style dishes in an or­nate din­ing room. ££-£££. Daily B,L & D. Up­per Con­course, St Pan­cras Sta­tion, Eus­ton Rd, N1C 4QL. T: 020-7870 9900. C8. Sta­tion: King’s Cross St Pan­cras.

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