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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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La Petite Maison

Recommended by: Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Yasmin Sewell (Fashion Designer)

Hearkening back to the cuisine of the Côte d’Azur 
and its neighboring Liguria, Chef Patron Raphal Duntoye uses seasonal ingredients to create delicious interpretations of French Mediterranean and Niçoise cuisine. Lying on a quiet alleyway in Mayfair, this establishment successfully honors its eponymous famous sister in Nice. “La Petite Maison always has fresh seasonal ingredients [...]

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Rose Bakery

Recommended by: Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer)

This ironically Paris-born British café is nestled in the Dover Street Market, offering mouthwateringly British-style scones and cakes, along with savory quiches and salads. With an emphasis on seasonal and organic ingredients, this homey, hip space also provides a beautiful view of Mayfair’s grey rooftops. “Rose Bakery at Dover Street Market is a perfect place [...]

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Scott’s

Recommended by: Misha Nonoo (Fashion Designer), Lorraine Candy (Editor-in-Chief, ELLE UK), Aurelie Bidermann (Jewelry Designer), Carly Cushnie (Fashion Designer), Lucy Yeomans (Editor-in-Chief, Porter), Bobbi Brown (Makeup Artist), Yasmin Sewell (Fashion Designer)

A stone’s throw from London’s finest hotels, Scott’s (in the heart of Mayfair) serves up fresh (very expensive) seafood in a classic, sleek environment. “Scott’s is my favorite restaurant in London.” – Lorraine Candy (Editor-in-Chief, ELLE UK) “Scott’s restaurant in Mayfair has great seafood; I like to order at the bar – some oysters or haddock. [...]

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Sketch

Recommended By: Beau Dunn (Artist)

Quirky, 18th-century townhouse tea room that transforms into a cocktail lounge every evening. The rooms are all themed; we particularly love the afternoon champagne tea in the all pink Gallery. Make a reservation.  www.sketch.london