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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?


Bocca Di Lupo

Recommended by: Julia Stiles (Actress)

This Italian restaurant is a prime example of the growing food scene in the London. Serving innovative Italian small plates in a lively, open atmosphere, it’s a must-visit spot for tourists and locals alike. Nibble on meats and cheeses alongside a bottle of wine for a boozy lunch, or duck in for a low-key, delicious dinner before or [...]



Recommended by: Isabelle Fuhrman (Actress)

While Gaucho has locations all throughout the UK and internationally, this particular Piccadilly branch is situated just off Regent Street in the former wine cellars of the Mexican ambassador. The Argentinian steakhouse is covered in cowhide, and its impressive menu is filled with cuts of high-end steaks, seafood and vegetarian options. It would be a shame if you didn’t [...]


The Wolseley

Recommended by: Jonathan Waxman (Chef/Owner, Barbuto), Lionel Ohayon (ICrave), Ariel Foxman (Editor-in-Chief, InStyle), Kim Kassel (Suite 1521), Nancy Novogrod (Editor-in-Chief, Travel & Leisure), Alexandra Shulman (Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue), Cindi Leive (Editor-in-Chief, Glamour), Roopal Patel (Founder/Owner, Roopal Patel Consulting), Carly Cushnie (Fashion Designer), Ramya Giangola (Fashion Consultant), Lucy Yeomans (Editor-in-Chief, Porter), Roland Mouret (Designer), Glenda Bailey (Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar), Ashley Madekwe (Actress), Olivia Kim (Director of Creative Projects, Nordstrom)

This iconic Piccadilly spot, adjacent to the Ritz Hotel, is a traditional grand european cafe where reservations are hard to come by, and afternoon tea is a popular fixture. Definitely worth going to for the experience, The Wolseley offers fine dining in an atmosphere of grandeur. “I’ve never had a bad time at The Wolseley. It’s such [...]