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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?


Brasserie Chavot

Recommended by: June Ambrose (Fashion Designer)

The brainchild of Chef Eric Chavot, this brasserie is a warm, tasteful ode to French cooking. The relaxed environment is perfect for a cocktail at the bar, where you can watch Chef Chavot and his team assemble oysters and caviar, or a full meal in the formal dining room, where refined Gallic cuisine is the [...]


Chiltern Firehouse

Recommended by: Misha Nonoo (Fashion Designer), Christina Tosi (Chef/Owner, Momofuku Milk Bar), Jasmine Hemsley (Hemsley + Hemsley), Trudi Loren (Senior Vice President, Corporate Fragrance Development at The Estee Lauder Companies), Ramya Giangola (Fashion Consultant)

This spot from hotelier Andre Balazs is housed in an old fire brigade building, and boasts delicious and innovative international food. You can sit and watch the chefs make creations like doughnuts filled with crabmeat and squab with barley risotto.  “I was just recently in London, and ate at the Chilton Firehouse, which was excellent.” [...]



Recommended by: Anya Hindmarch (Designer)

This low-key Viennese café in London is the perfect spot to tuck away for a quiet breakfast or intimate dinner with friends. With an extensive menu of European delicacies such as schnitzels, sausages, cured fish, and strudels, it feels like you stepped out of London into a local spot in Vienna.


Honey & Co.

Recommended by: Rose Carrarini (Chef/Owner, Rose Bakery)

This husband-and-wife run authentic Middle Eastern spot is a favorite amongst locals in London. It’s worth a visit to try their delicious versions of Middle Eastern classics they grew up with, such as cinnamon spiced falafel, musakhan, taramasalata, and a luxury mezze platter that will feed your whole table.


La Fromagerie

Recommended by: Eden Grinshpan (Host, Eden Eats)

This Marylebone cheese shop is considered a destination in London. With a highly curated selection of cheeses, charcuterie, wine, fresh breads and dry store ingredients, it’s the perfect place to shop for a dinner party, or stop by for a snack to-go or in the tasting café.



Recommended by: Ed Weeks (Actors)

This popular and trendy spot in London serves up American-style burgers and chicken wings, in a diner-style atmosphere. It’s also a great spot for cocktails and a night out with friends.


Salt Yard

Recommended by: Molly Sims (Model)

This small venue, and one of London’s first in the Andalusian-food scene, deftly delivers Spanish and Italian tapas with a bustling vibe. The menu offers a full spread of traditional and inventive tapas, as well as highly curated cheese and charcuterie boards. The large selection of wine, sherries, and cocktails, make this a versatile restaurant: [...]


The Providores & Tapa Room

Recommended by: Brad Farmerie (Chef, Saxon & Parole)

A popular breakfast spot (boasting some of the best coffee in London) The Providores and Tapa room is a popular Marylebone village spot from restaurateurs Peter Gordon and Michael McGrath. The all day wine bar/cafe (with an extensive list of New Zealand wines) is definitely worth a drop-by.