Contemporary cuisine prepared from local produce matches the fantastic views at this slick restaurant on The Shard’s 32nd floor. £££. Daily B,L & D. www.aquashard.co.uk. 31 St Thomas St, SE1 9RY. T: 020-3011 1256. E10. Station: London Bridge.
Enjoy top English cuisine in an elegant Mayfair restaurant, famed for its Dover sole. £££. Daily B, L & D. www.chesterfieldmayfair.com. 35 Charles St, W1J 5EB. T: 020-7491 2622. E6. Station: Green Park.
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.caxtongrill.co.uk. 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.milestonehotel.com. The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, W8 5DL. T: 020-7917 1000. Off map. Station: High Street Kensington.
Jason Atherton’s award-winning restaurant and bar boasts a creative menu and stunning views. £££. Mon-Fri L& D, Sat D. www.citysociallondon.com. 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.dinnerbyheston.com. 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.claridges.co.uk/ 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.britishmuseum.org. 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 room.com. 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.onealdwych.com. 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-restaurant.com. 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. www.tate.org.uk. 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. www.searcys.co.uk. Upper Concourse, St Pancras Station, Euston Rd, N1C 4QL. T: 020-7870 9900. C8. Station: King’s Cross St Pancras.