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?
Shopping at Harrod’s? This is where to go for a fine dining experience after a long day of pillaging the racks. Whether it’s afternoon tea, beef wellington from the trolley, or binging on the specialty buffet, Georgian is a fun (though expensive) dining experience for any kind of visitor. www.harrods.com
This modern French restaurant has become a must-visit spot in London. With a reasonably priced prix-fixe menu showcasing elegant modern dishes with French and global influences, it’s a restaurant worth a visit for dinner or a special weekday lunch. Make a reservation. www.medlarrestaurant.co.uk
Once a favorite of Princess Diana, this highbrow Italian restaurant still manages to attract today’s celebrities. Serving up traditional, Italian fare amongst a mix of eclectic artwork, this upscale establishment commands its staying power with attentive, personalized service. www.sanlorenzolondon.co.uk
The Painted Heron is popularly known as the best Indian restaurant in London. With a cigar terrace, and menu items like lentil half moon dumplings and tandoori scallops, this is most definitely where to go for Indian in London. Make a Reservation. www.thepaintedheron.com