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Where to eat, drink and shop in London
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London City Guide

London is home to the longest reigning monarch in the UK, The Beatles (and, yes, One Direction) and your Ottolenghi chef idols. And it's a lot more interesting than you remembered.

Gone are the days when people made fun of bland British food. Instead, London's restaurant and bar scene is on fire, giving—dare we say it—New York City a run for its money with its wealth of simple, stellar cooking, craft cocktails and Mediterranean mash-ups. Clearly, there's a lot out there, so here's our guide on how to do it right.

Start feasting like a royal.

Barrafina 54 Frith St. London UK W1D 4 +44 20 7813 8016 Pitt Cue Co. 1 Newburgh St. London UK W1F 7RB +44 20 7287 5578 Gymkhana 42 Albemarle St. London UK W1S +44 20 3011 5900 The River Cafe Thames Wharf Studio London UK W6 9H +44 20 7386 4200 The Wolseley 160 Picadilly London UK W1J 9EB +44 20 7499 6996 The Palomar 34 Rupert St. London UK W1D +44 20 7439 8777 Patty & Bun 54 James St. London UK W1U 1EU +44 20 7487 3188 Duck and Waffle 110 Bishopsgate London UK EC2M +44 20 3640 7310 Granger & Co. 50 Sekforde St. London UK EC1R +44 20 7251 9032 Dabbous 39 Whitfield St. London UK W1T 2SF +44 20 7323 1544 Roka 37 Charlotte St. London UK W1T +44 20 7580 6464 Hunan 51 Pimlico Rd. London UK SW1W 8NE +44 20 7730 5712 NOPI 21-22 Warwick St. London UK SW5 9UD +44 20 7494 9584 José Tapas Bar 104 Bermondsey St. London UK SE1 3UB +44 20 7403 4902 Dinner by Heston Blumenthal Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London UK SW1X 7LA +44 20 7201 3833 J Sheekey 28-35 St. Martin's Ct. London UK WC2N +44 20 7240 2565 The Modern Pantry 47-48 St John's Sq. London UK EC1V 4JJ +44 20 7553 9210 The Clove Club Shoreditch Town Hall London UK EC1V 9LT +44 20 7729 6496 Goodman 24-26 Maddox St. London UK W1S 1QH +44 20 7499 3776 Hix 66-70 Brewer St. London UK W1F +44 20 7292 3518 The Connaught Bar 16 Carlos Pl. London UK W1K 2AL +44 20 7499 7070 White Lyan 153 Hoxton St. London UK N1 6SH +44 20 3011 1153 Nightjar 129 City Rd. London UK EC1V 1JB +44 20 7253 4101 Discount Suit Company 29A Wentworth St. London UK E1 7TB +44 20 7253 4101 DUKES Bar 35 St James's Pl. London UK SW1A 1NY +44 20 7491 4840 69 Colebrooke Row 69 Colebrooke Row London UK N1 8AA +44 75 4052 8593 The Gilbert Scott St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London UK +44 20 7278 3888 Ladder Shed 1 Chiltern St. London UK +44 20 7073 7676 Allpress 58 Redchurch St. London UK E2 +44 20 7749 1780 Gelupo 7 Archer St. London UK W1D 7AU +44 20 7287 5555 La Fromagerie 2-6 Moxon St. London UK W1U 4ER +44 20 7935 0341 Berry Bros & Rudd 3 St James's St. London UK SW1A 1EG +44 800 280 2440 Hope and Greenwood 1 Russell St. London UK WC2B 5JD +44 20 7240 3314 Books for Cooks 4 Blenheim Cres. London UK W11 1NN +44 20 7221 1992 Rococo Chocolates 321 King's Rd. London UK SW3 5EP +44 20 7352 5857 Fortnum & Mason Food Hall 181 Piccadilly London UK W1A 1ER +44 20 7734 8040

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