London is well known for its classy hotels and many of these exceptional venues have exceptional restaurants to match.
Galvin at Windows at Hilton on Park Lane, Mayfair
If you fancy some indulgence (and let’s face it who doesn’t once in a while), Galvin At Windows is a Michelin-starred restaurant located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. It offers a selection of menus all based around modern French haute cuisine including dishes such as fillet of Scotch beef, pan-fried red mullet and Lobster risotto. What’s more, you can tuck into your food while taking in the spectacular skyline London has to offer - with crystal clear views of landmarks such as London Eye, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Wembley Stadium. But if you suffer with vertigo - maybe give this one a miss.
22 Park Lane, W1K 1BE, galvinatwindows.com
Berners Tavern at Edition, Fitzrovia
Jason Atherton’s Michelin-starred culinary expertise can be seen across the menus at Berners Tavern. Dishes on the à la carte menu include the likes of roasted cornish cod with crispy squid, basil, fregola and tomato consomme and rump of lamb confit breast with miso aubergine courgettes, artichokes with a tomato and saffron dressing. The luxury even stretches to the restaurant’s decor with decadent chandeliers and framed artwork practically covering every inch of the walls. An utterly sophisticated experience all round.
10 Berners St, W1T 3NP, bernerstavern.com
The Grill at The Dorchester, Mayfair
The Dorchester should be on any foodie's radar. The man behind it all - French-born chef Alain Ducasse. Now Executive chef Jean-Philippe Blondet’s interprets Ducasse’s award-winning dishes focussing on modern, refined dining with an emphasis on using seasonal produce from both British and French suppliers.
53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA, dorchestercollection.com
Angler at South Place Hotel, Moorgate
As the name gives away, fish is the speciality here - Michelin star fish that is. You have two hearty tasting menus to choose from (the smaller at £65 and the larger at £98) and both include dishes such as Cornish mackerel tartare and roast Newlyn cod.
3 South Place, EC2M 2AF, anglerrestaurant.com
Fera at Claridge's, Mayfair
Fera is wild - literally its name translates as wild in Latin - but everything else is too, from the textured wallpaper to the jaw-dropping presentation. Every dish on the menu is designed to resemble the colours and textures of the British landscape and the food is intricate to say the least. The à la carte menu offers dishes such as poached turbot, roasted monkfish and sirloin steak.
Brook St, W1K 4HR, claridges.co.uk
Helene Darroze at The Connaught, Mayfair
Whichever menu you pick, you’ll be treated to French haute cuisine and its best - from foie gras with rhubarb and thai basil to cirtussy scallops. All the menus also offer a wine pairing too - if you’re feeling extra indulgent, that is.
Carlos Place, W1K 2AL, the-connaught.co.uk
The Ritz, St. James's
When it comes to hotel restaurant opulence, it’s hard to compete with The Ritz’s baroque style dining room. In terms of decor, expect twinkling chandeliers and giant marble columns. As for the food, it’s Michelin star standard (unsurprisingly) and everything from the beef from the Cornish moors to the lobster collected in south west Scotland is sourced in the UK.
150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR, theritzlondon.com
Celeste at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner
After being revamped back in 2015, Celeste now takes centre stage of The Lanesborough. You’ll often find A-listers including the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Madonna enjoying the Michelin-star dishes on offer. The food in question comes from head chef Steeven Gilles and his culinary treats are modern and European. As for decor, it’s glamorous yet understated - even with the three large chandeliers that dominate the dining room.
Hyde Park Corner, SW1X 7TA, oetkercollection.com
The Game Bird at The Stafford, St James's
Dine on their “theatre of senses” menu, which (despite sounding very dramatic) actually focuses on modern British comfort food. Gorge on their signature Sunday Roasts, pies and stews and sample bubbles or cocktails from their Champagne bar.
16-18 St James's Place, SW1A 1NJ, thestaffordlondon.com/the-game-bird