10 Best Restaurants in London
From award-winning Indian restaurants to secret dim sum parlours, London boasts an almighty array of awesome places to eat. But just through sheer quantity, it can be a bit of nightmare to know exactly where the best places to eat out in London are. Fear not, with our own fork stashed away in our inside pocket, we've taken to the streets of London, sampling plate-upon-plate in the best restaurants that the capital has to offer. After much deliberation, we've whittled it down to the crème de la crème. Here are the 10 best restaurants in London.
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Last updated on 15th May 2016
Kouza is one of the best Japanese restaurants in London. Head down to this Belgravian beauty and tuck into selection of bespoke plates made by none other than esteemed chef, Kyoichi Kai. But not only does Kouza boasts an immaculate interior and a menu brimming with utterly delectable dishes, the master mixologists here are capable of rustling up some of the best Japanese-inspired cocktails in the capital too!
Boasting an assortment of offbeat ornamentation, Leadenhall Street's Steam and Rye is easily one of the quirkiest restaurants in London - perfect for a fun meal night out in the capital. Head inside and you'll be blown away by decoration. The grub here is equally noteworthy too - all for good reasons of course. Headed by celebrated Chef Andrew McLeish, expect to gorge on a menu of truly mouth-watering dishes here.
Hidden away in the depths of chinatown is Opium, a super-chic cocktail & dim sum parlour. Unearth this secret restaurant in London and tuck into a stunning selection of dishes - think King Prawn Dumplings and Cantonese Barbecue Pork Buns. The cocktail list here changes seasonally, so you can always expect to find tasty tipples here, made using the freshest ingrediants of the season!
Having mastered the balance of flavours - sweet, savoury, bitter, acidity and umami - Tonic and Remedy dish up some of the best meals in London. Head down to this vibrant restaurant in Shoreditch and indulge on the likes of Coq au Vin and Chateaubriand. To wash it all down, the alchemists here have concocted a variety of home-made liqueurs that will revitalise and tantalise your senses.
Cinnamon Kitchen is an award-winning Indian restaurant in the centre of London. Taking a brave, innovative approach, Cinnamon Kitchen fuses the vibrant flavours of Indian cuisine with premium British ingredients and culinary traditions. The result? This is simply one of the best restaurants in London. Like your meal with a little extra pizzaz? Take a seat at the tandoori bar and grill here for an immersive dining experience!
Sporting a lush neutral palate and a 'Roald Dahl-esque charm', The Dolls House is undoubtedly one of the most stunning restaurants in London. But more than just a pretty face, the modern British menu here is equally as impressive. Please your palate with home cured fish and meat dishes - think 'Lamb cutlets with olive oil mash, wood roasted vegetables and smoked paprika oil'.
Open from morning 'til night, The Jones Family Project serves up one of the best all day menus in London. This restaurant bar in Shoreditch places heavy precedence on using the very best ingredients, and they've earned a killer reputation for their skills on the grill - their 28 days (minumum) dry-aged steaks have quickly become the talk of the town - perfectly partnered with a glass of red, of course.
A trip to Inamo Covent Garden is akin to being warped into the 22nd century. Here, menus come in the form of sleek digital tablets and tabletop projections of playful fish keep you entertained whilst you're waiting for your meal. But this is more than just a gizmo-draped gimmick, Inamo serves up some of the best food in London. Tuck into a pan-Asian menu which includes 'black cod in spicy miso' and 'hot-stone rib-eye steaks'.