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Café in the Crypt

Lo­cated un­derneath a land­mark church. £. Mon-Sat B; daily L. www.smitf.org. St Martin-in-the-Fields, cor­ner of Trafal­gar Square, WC2N 4JJ. T: 020-7766 1158. D7. Sta­tion: Char­ing Cross.

Old Masters Carvery and Grill Room

Dine un­der chan­de­liers in this buf­fet-style carvery. ££££. Daily B& D; Mon-Fri L. www.ruben­shotel.com. The Rubens at the Palace, 39 Buck­ing­ham Palace Rd, SW1W 0 PS. T :020-78346600. F 6. Sta­tion: Victoria.

Park Ter­race

Lo­cated in the Royal Gar­den Ho­tel Lon­don, this restau­rant over­looks Kens­ing­ton Gar­dens. ££££. Daily B, L& D. www.park­ter­rac­er­estau­rant.co.uk. 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. Men should wear a jacket and tie .££££. Daily B, L& D. www.ther­it­zlon­don.com. The Ritz, 150 Pic­cadilly, W1J 9 BR. T :020-73002370. E 6/7. Sta­tion: Green Park.

Rules

Long-es­tab­lished restau­rant where the likes of Charles Dick­ens ate (p. 62). Hearty ap­petites are needed! ££££. Daily L & D. www.rules.co.uk. 35 Maiden Lane, WC2E 7LB. T: 020-7836 5314. E8. Covent Gar­den.

So­phie’s Steak­house & Bar

Re­laxed bar-restau­rant in Theatre­land. Try the Aberdeen An­gus roast beef. £££. Daily L & D. www.so­phiessteak­house.co.uk. 29-31 Welling­ton St, WC2E 7DB (and Chelsea branch). T: 020-7836 8836. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

The Wolse­ley

The mag­nif­i­cent din­ing room sets the scene for this fa­mous brasserie. Its break­fast is leg­endary. £££. Daily B, L& D. www.the­wolse­ley.com. 160 Pic­cadilly, W1J 9EB. T :020-74996996. E 7. Sta­tion: Green Park. Won­der­ful, top-notch Can­tonese and Shang­hai dishes in a so­phis­ti­cated set­ting. £££. Daily L & D. www.bright­court­yard.co.uk. 43-45 Baker St, W1U 8EW. T: 020-7486 6998. D6. Sta­tion: Baker Street.

Chai Wu

Lo­cated on the fifth floor of world-fa­mous de­part­ment store Har­rods, this mod­ern restau­rant serves dishes made with lux­ury in­gre­di­ents. £££. Daily L; Mon-Sat D. www.chaiwu.co.uk. 87-135 Bromp­ton Rd, SW1X 7XL. T: 020-3819 8888. F5. Sta­tion: Knights­bridge.

Hakkasan

Multi-award-win­ning restau­rant and bar with mod­ern Chinese cui­sine. ££££. Daily L& D; Thur-Sat last or­ders 12.30am. www.hakkasan.com. 8 Han­way Place, W1T 1HF (and May­fair branch). T: 020-7927 7000. D7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road.

Min Jiang

Glo­ri­ous Sichuan cui­sine and leafy views. ££££. Daily L & D. www.min­jiang.co.uk. Royal Gar­den Ho­tel, Kens­ing­ton High St, W8 4PT. T: 0207361 1988. F3. Sta­tion: High Street Kens­ing­ton.

Royal China Club

This huge Can­tonese restau­rant is es­pe­cially pop­u­lar for its dim sum. ££. Daily L & D. www.roy­alchina group.co.uk. 24-26 Baker St, W1U 3BZ (and branches). T: 020-7487 4688. D6. Sta­tion: Baker Street.

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