An imperial palace of Chinese cuisine and Dim Sum plates, Opium is a must for anyone wandering Chinatown looking for a hidden gem. A pastiche of oriental charm and contemporary aesthetics, sup on some masterful mixology that fuses Asian spices with classic cocktails and then tuck into sumptuous foods.
Top 10 Places to Eat in London
When it comes to finding places to eat in London, you can feel somewhat like a small child dwarfed in the face of an adventure playground. Everything looks so good, you want to go on all the rides (even the ones that make you puke), but where do you start? As ever, here at DesignMyNight we've done the hard graft for you having trawled the City for the top 10 places to eat so you can find your food stuffed nirvana. North, South, East, West - every district in London is bursting with creative cuisines from some of the best restaurants in the world to just some of our favourites. Go big, go affordable or go comfort, we've got you covered.
With a regularly-changing line-up of kitchen residencies curated by Maria Elia, this stunning London Bridge restaurant is a must-visit for any keen foodies. Hosting some of the best established and rising talent in the industry, it's one of the best places to eat in London.
Rosa's Thai Cafe has become a bit of a London institution and their tenth outpost in West Hampstead is serving up everything they're known for. Head to North West London to try Asian inspired dishes such as Beef Mussaman curry and Pad Thai in an intimate and lively setting.
The Little Yellow Door is a truly unique restaurant in the heart of Notting Hill, offering delicious food, drinks and party spirit. With The Flatmates at the helm, you are pretty much guaranteed to have a great time before heading to the den for a boogie and some fancy dress.
Doused in English elegance and conjuring the charm of the countryside, The Botanist is a hybrid of ultra stylish interiors and traditional British cuisines mastered with a Modern edge. Serving dishes of a gourmet seafood persuasion, you can tuck into everything from classic fish and chips to a scallop & shrimp burger.
The award winning eatery Cinnamon Kitchen had to be in our top 10. Famous for their innovative approach to Indian dining, people come to dine under the cheffing prowess of celebrity chef Vivek Singh from all over the world. Their mantra is simple - fine dining that manipulates classic regional flavours with unique Modern infusions.
Specialising in delivering fantastic cuts of meat, Meat People is a fantastic spot to grab a delicious bite to eat. Beautifully decorated, the team of mixologists offer up a number of fantastic fruit and spice infused cocktails, while the chefs have worked tirelessly to offer a menu of delectable culinary treats. From mouth-watering steak to seasoned swordfish, all of their ingredients are locally sourced from the finest farms and butchers in Britain.
Champions of all things Deep Southern Americana and of the Blues persuasion, the Blues Kitchen in Camden slam together the gluttony of BBQ foods with the good old fashioned fun of soul, funk and jazz music. However you take your meat: slow-cooked, smothered in sauce or on the rib, Blues are always on point with an almighty finger-lickin' feast.