Rais­ing the steaks

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If you’re se­ri­ous about steak, visit this new out­let of Hawksmoor which has sprung up in food­ies’ favourite Bor­ough Mar­ket. It’s lo­cated in a huge 19th-cen­tury ware­house which used to store hops, so ex­pect orig­i­nal wood pan­elling, or­nate tiles and rus­tic brick­work. The por­tions are gen­er­ous; start with some­thing light such as Sal­combe crab on toast be­fore en­joy­ing a juicy charred steak. Take your pick from cuts, sauces and sides, though the fa­mous triple-cooked chips are oblig­a­tory. In a nod to its mar­ket lo­ca­tion, there is a Mar­ket Spe­cials menu, which makes the most of the sea­sonal pro­duce on its doorstep. 16 Winch­ester Walk, SE1 9AQ. T: 020-7234 9940. www.the­hawksmoor.com. E10. Sta­tion: London Bridge

Alain Du­casse at the Dorch­ester

Exquisite food from this three-Miche­lin-starred chef. ££££. Tue-Fri L& D; Sat D. Book­ing es­sen­tial. www.alain­d­u­casse-dorch­ester.com. The Dorch­ester, Park Lane, W1K 1QA. T: 020-7629 8866. E6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

Brasserie Joël

This brasserie serves clas­sics such as tuna tartare and steaks. £££. Mon-Fri & Sun L& D; Daily D. www.brasseriejoel.co.uk. Park Plaza West­min­ster Bridge, SE1 7UT. T: 020-7620 7272. F8. Sta­tion: West­min­ster.

Brasserie Zédel

Bustling, huge French brasserie with ex­cel­lent-value prix-fixe menus. £-££. Daily L & D. www.brasserie zedel.com. 20 Sher­wood St, W1F 7ED. T: 020-7734 4888. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Céleste

Miche­lin-starred cui­sine in an el­e­gant din­ing room. £££-££££. Daily B,L & D. www.lanes­bor­ough.com. The Lanes­bor­ough, Hyde Park Cor­ner, SW1X 7TA. T: 020-7259 5599. F6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

Clos Mag­giore

Exquisite din­ing room with dishes such as roast Ja­panese Wagyu beef. £££. Daily L & D. www.clos­mag­giore.com. 333 King St, WC2 8JD. T: 020-7379 9696. D8. Sta­tion: Covent Gar­den.

Galvin Bistrot de Luxe

This clas­sic Parisian-style bistro has su­perb ser­vice and smart dé­cor. ££££. Daily L & D. www.galv­in­restau­rants.com. 66 Baker St, W1U 7DJ. T: 020-7935 4007. D6. Sta­tion: Baker Street.

L’Es­car­got

This el­e­gant es­tab­lish­ment, London’s old­est French restau­rant, serves clas­sic dishes. ££. Mon-Sat L& D; Sun L. www.lescar­got.co.uk. 48 Greek St, W1D 4EF. T: 020-7439 7474. D7. Sta­tion: Tot­ten­ham Court Road.

Sketch

Stylish gas­tro brasserie adorned with art­work by David Shrigley with cre­ative French-Euro­pean cui­sine. ££££. Daily D. www.sketch.uk.com. 9 Con­duit St, W1S 2XG. T: 020-7659 4500. E7. Sta­tion: Ox­ford Cir­cus.

Beni­hana

Chefs cre­ate grid­dle-cooked dishes at your ta­ble; try the Wagyu beef. £££. Daily L & D. www.beni­hana. co.uk. 37 Sackville St, W1S 3EH (and branches). T: 020-7494 2525. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

En­gawa

This el­e­gant Ja­panese restau­rant has tast­ing menus, plus ex­cel­lent Kobe beef in dif­fer­ent cuts. £££. Daily L & D. www.en­gawa.uk. 2 Ham Yard, W1D 7DT. T: 020-7287 5724. E7. Sta­tion: Pic­cadilly Cir­cus.

Nobu

Sashimi, sushi and tem­pura from ac­claimed Ja­panese chef Nobu Mat­suhisa. The venue has a Miche­lin star. ££££. Daily L & D. www.nobu restau­rants.com. 19 Old Park Lane, W1K 1LB. T: 020-7447 4747. E6. Sta­tion: Hyde Park Cor­ner.

Roka May­fair

This stylish space with a cen­tre­piece ro­bata grill serves up con­tem­po­rary Ja­panese cui­sine. £££-££££. Daily L & D. www.rokarestau­rant.com. 30 North Aud­ley St, W1K 6ZF (and branches). T: 020-7305 5644. D5. Sta­tion: Mar­ble Arch.

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