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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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Amaya

Recommended by: David Burtka (Actor)

This glamorous, upscale Indian lounge and restaurant boasts a Michelin star, and the food proves that the award is well deserved. Traditional curries, stews, biryanis, small plates, and grills are prepared in a theatrical open kitchen, and attentive staff are happy to guide first-time-diners through the extensive menu. The gorgeously plated dishes are designed for sharing, [...]

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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Recommended by: Lela Rose (Fashion Designer)

Located in Hyde Parks’ Mandarin Oriental Hotel, this two-starred Michelin restaurant is an ode to Britain’s gastronomic past. Using as inspiration his interest in 15th and 16th century cookery, Executive Chef Heston Blumenthal creates a dazzling menu that both honors and re-imagines Britain’s culinary history. The decor is chic and contemporary, with warm, rustic elements [...]

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Ottolenghi Knightsbridge

Recommended by: Jody Williams (Chef/Owner, Buvette), Gabrielle Bernstein (Writer, Motivational Speaker), Eden Grinshpan (Host, Eden Eats), Daphne Oz (TV Personality), Yael Stone (Actress)

Known for their pastries, Ottenlenghi also serves up delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Hot breakfasts are served, lunch is served deli-style from behind the counter, and dinner is served from the kitchen. All of the menu items for dinner are designed to be shared, so you can order a bunch for the table and enjoy. Make [...]

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San Lorenzo

Recommended by: Molly Sims (Model)

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

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Zuma

Recommended by: Molly Sims (Model), DJ Ruckus (DJ)

This richly decorated, Japanese hotspot goes back to the basics, using high-class ingredients to deliver upscale, simply executed dishes.  The understated flair of the menu complements the clarity of flavor found in every item. The delicious cocktails can be enjoyed at the lively, trendy bar, which is also amply stocked with over forty different sakes. [...]