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London’s Best And Worst Restaurants Revealed

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In some cities, the term ‘Michelin dining’ means getting a steak so well done that it's like chewing on a car tyre.
 
Not in London. For this is a city which continues to set the global food agenda, mixing culinary advancement and dramatic restaurants to the tune of over 50 Michelin Stars.
 
There’s a whole galaxy of food options, all right, and Michelin stars aren't the only major yardstick. There is a much more maverick, more biting guide, and it's just published its latest finds.
 
Compiled from 65,000 reviews, The newly printed 24th edition of Harden’s London Restaurants has listed everything you need to know about what’s hot and what’s not in the Capital’s food scene, including the best spot to have a ‘power lunch’ with clients, the best place to take someone special, and the places to frankly avoid.
 
Fera at Claridge’s, Simon Rogan’s relaunch of the distinguished dining room at the hotel (pictured above), was one major winner, picking up the title of Newcomer of the Year due to “phenomenal” dishes and “gloriously attentive” service.
 
Meanwhile, the guide didn't fail to spot East London's burgeoning dining scene, with The Typing Room at the Town Hall Hotel and Merchant’s Tavern in Shoreditch just two of the venues coming in for praise.
 
Less positive were the comments given to landmark sites such as Oxo Tower, heading a list of the very worst culinary offenders in the capital. Harsh? It seems the reviewers certainly haven't gone on reputation, with Heston's Dinner and Gordon Ramsey's in Chelsea also getting a proverbial panning.
 
Londoners, take note...
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The best London restaurants to take a business client

1. The Wolseley, Piccadilly
 
2. The Delaunay, Covent Garden
 
3. The Square, Mayfair
 
4. Galvin La Chapelle, City
 
5. Bleeding Heart, City

Oxo

Most disappointing cooking

1. Oxo Tower (Restaurant), South Bank
 
2. Dinner, Knightsbridge
 
3. Colbert, Chelsea
 
4. The Ivy, Central
 
5. Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

Led

Top gastronomic experience

1. The Ledbury, Notting Hill
 
2. Le Gavroche, Mayfair
 
3. Dinner, Knightsbridge
 
4. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
 
5. Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

Anchor

Best pub restaurants

1. The Anchor & Hope, Waterloo
 
2. Bull & Last, Hampstead
 
3. Harwood Arms, Fulham
 
4. The Jugged Hare, City of London
 
5. Canton Arms, Vauxhall

Hammersmith

Most overpriced restaurant

 
1. The River Café, Hammersmith
 
2. Oxo Tower (Restaurant), South Bank
 
3. Dinner, Knightsbridge
 
4. Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea
 
5. Marcus, Knightsbridge
 

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