Where London - - Dining - Bright Court­yard Club

This wood-pan­elled room in­side The Beau­mont serves US grill fare. £££. Daily B, L & D. www.colony grill­ The Beau­mont, 8 Balder­ton St, W1K 6TN. T: 020-7499 9499. D6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Hard Rock Cafe

Lon­don’s orig­i­nal burger joint with mu­sic mem­o­ra­bilia. ££. Daily L & D. www.hard 150 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB. T: 0207514 1700. E8. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

He­liot Steak House

Up­mar­ket steak house in a 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 Av­enue, W1D 7EU. T: 020-7434 3111. E3. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

STK Lon­don

Dine on Bri­tish and Amer­i­can prime steaks in the ME Lon­don ho­tel’s steak house. ££££. Daily L & D. www.stk­ ME Ho­tel, 336 Strand, WC2R 1HA. T: 020-7395 3450. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

BRI­TISH (MOD­ERN) 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 such as saffron risotto. £££. Daily B, L & D. www.mile stone­ho­ The Mile­stone Ho­tel, 1 Kens­ing­ton Court, W8 5DL. T: 020-7917 1000. Off map. Sta­tion: High Street Kens­ing­ton.

Fera at Clar­idge’s

Chef Si­mon Ro­gan serves great food made with or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. ££££. Daily L & D. www.clar­ Clar­idge’s ho­tel, Brook St, W1K 4HR. T: 020-7107 8888. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.


Pop­u­lar Bri­tish dishes, plus piz­zas, pasta, wraps and a salad bar. Many West End and cen­tral lo­ca­tions. ££. Daily B, L & D. www.gar­ 19 Irv­ing St, WC2H 7AU. T: 020-7930 8087. E7. Sta­tion: Le­ices­ter Square.

Great Court Res­tau­rant

En­joy lunch or af­ter­noon tea above the iconic Read­ing Room. ££. Sat-Thur 11.30am-5.30pm; Fri 11.30am- 8.30pm. www.british­mu­ Bri­tish Mu­seum, Great Rus­sell St, WC1B 3DG. T: 020-7323 8990. Sta­tion: Tottenham Court Road.

Indigo at One Ald­wych

In­for­mal all-day res­tau­rant in­side ho­tel One Ald­wych that also hap­pens to be en­tirely gluten and dairy-free (p. 62). ££-£££. Daily B & D; Mon-Fri L. www.oneald­ 1 Ald­wych, WC2B 4BZ. T: 020-7300 1000. E8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

St Pan­cras Grand

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

Tom’s Kitchen

De­light­ful all-day brasserie serv­ing mod­ern com­fort food. Pop­u­lar for week­end brunch (p. 62). ££. Daily B, L & D. www.tom­ 27 Cale St, SW3 3QP (and branches). T: 020-7349 0202. Off map. Sta­tion: South Kens­ing­ton.

Café in the Crypt

Great café un­der­neath a land­mark church. £. MonSat B, L & D; Sun B & L. St Mar­tinin-the-Fields, cor­ner of Trafal­gar Square, WC2N 4JJ. T: 020-7766 1158. D7. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Mews of May­fair

This stun­ning four-floored venue in­cludes a brasserie, pri­vate din­ing room, lounge and bar, an art gallery and a court­yard with al fresco ta­bles. £££. Daily L; Mon-Sat D. www.mew­sof­may­ 10 Lan­cashire Court, New Bond St, W1S 1EY. T: 020-7518 9388. E6. Sta­tion: Bond Street.

Old Masters Carvery and Grill Room

Dine un­der or­nate chan­de­liers and high ceil­ings in this pop­u­lar buf­fet-style carvery. ££££. Daily B & D; Mon-Fri L. www.ruben­ The Rubens at the Palace, 39 Buck­ing­ham Palace Rd, SW1W 0PS. T: 020-7834 6600. F6. Sta­tion: Vic­to­ria.

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.

The Ritz Res­tau­rant

One of Lon­don’s pret­ti­est din­ing rooms. ££££. Daily B, L & D. www.ther­it­zlon­ The Ritz, 150 Pic­cadilly, W1J 9BR. T: 020-7300 2370. 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. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den. Won­der­ful Can­tonese and Shang­hai dishes in a so­phis­ti­cated set­ting. £££. Daily L & D. www.bright court­ 43- 45 Baker St, W1U 8EW. T: 0207486 6998. D6. Sta­tion: Baker Street.

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