Food & Drink

London’s Best And Worst Restaurants Revealed

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.
 
 

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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...

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

Most disappointing cooking

1. Oxo Tower (Restaurant), South Bank

 

2. Dinner, Knightsbridge

 

3. Colbert, Chelsea

 

4. The Ivy, Central

 

5. Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

Top gastronomic experience

1. The Ledbury, Notting Hill

 

2. Le Gavroche, Mayfair

 

3. Dinner, Knightsbridge

 

4. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth

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5. Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

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

Most overpriced restaurant

 

1. The River Café, Hammersmith

 

2. Oxo Tower (Restaurant), South Bank

 

3. Dinner, Knightsbridge

 

4. Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

 

5. Marcus, Knightsbridge