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Our City Guides is from the point of view of the people we interview. A restaurant cannot be listed in our guides unless it is recommended by one of the tastemakers we’ve featured. We don’t want you to see the restaurant world through our eyes, but rather through the eyes of your favorite tastemakers in every industry. Why us? Why not them?

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Brunswick House Cafe

Recommended by: Melissa Hemsley (Hemsley + Hemsley)

Housed in an old Georgian mansion, this classic British establishment offers a quiet respite from the busy, often chaotic Vauxhall Cross. Frequented by a mostly young crowd with money to burn, the menu delivers updated, traditional British fare in a funky setting. Make a Reservation. www.brunswickhouse.co    

Canton Arms

Canton Arms

Recommended by: Melissa Hemsley (Hemsley + Hemsley)

The drinks are the main attraction at this modern, British gastropub. The meat-heavy menu consists of only five starters and five mains, all seasonal, updated twists on British classics. The dark woods and absence of soft decorations, give this pub a warm, yet boisterous appeal. www.cantonarms.com

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Panahar

Recommended by: Rachelle Lefevre (Actress)

On the restaurant-lined Lavender Hill, this traditional curry house sets itself apart with its sophisticated atmosphere. Well-dressed waiters serve a piping hot array of Indian classics, as well as imaginative recreations of more traditional dishes. “London has the best Indian food I’ve ever had (I’ve never been to India). My favorite place is a restaurant [...]