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Top Rated London Restaurants

August 3rd, 2017

Top-Rated Restaurants in London

London is home to the British Monarchy, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. Any trip to London, whether for business or pleasure, is incomplete without a meal at one of London’s top-rated, fine-dining restaurants.

Have lunch, dinner or breakfast at one of these six top-rated restaurants in London:
  1. The Wolseley
  2. Gymkhana
  3. Dukes
  4. Roux at The Landau
  5. Pizarro Restaurant
  6. Marianne Restaurant


1. The Wolseley

The Wolseley is found in Piccadilly, one of London’s most famous boulevards, on St. James’ Street. The top-rated restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as afternoon tea.

Its menu includes vegetarian and vegan options of British and French-inspired meals. The Wolseley accepts reservations, though you’re welcome to walk-in.

A private dining room for as many as 14 guests is also available. Reserve the room in advance for special or discreet afternoon teas or breakfast, lunch and dinner events.


2. Gymkhana

Gymkhana serves classic and contemporary Indian cuisine at its location in Mayfair on Albemarle Street. Its dining menu includes lunch, dinner and dessert, as well as a feast menu for parties of six or more.

The restaurant is heavily inspired and influenced by Colonial Indian gymkhana, or equestrian, clubs. Visitors of gymkhana clubs would eat, drink, socialize and play sports throughout their visit.

A bar, inspired by 17th-century East India punch houses, is located on the lower ground floor. Its menu includes classic Indian punches and Indian pale ales, as well as cocktails infused with Indian spirits.

Two private dining rooms are available, though you can also have exclusive hire of the entire restaurant for special family or business events.


3. Dukes

Dukes is the rumored hotel bar where the creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming, heard the famous line, “shaken, not stirred.” Sample one of the bar’s famous martinis or take advantage of their Picnics in the Park meal service.

The picnics take place in the Royal Parks of London and include butler service and a basket of traditional or vegetarian British platters. Your butler will arrange your picnic rugs, meals and drinks before leaving you to relax and enjoy your handmade meal.

Dukes also includes its Great British Restaurant (GBR). The restaurant offers an all-day dining experience of British cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Private dining for as many as 10 people is also offered at this classic, top-rated London restaurant.


4. Roux at The Landau

Experience the culinary expertise behind the Roux at their West End address. The Roux features a selection of cuisines for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their breakfasts include English, Continental, Chinese, Japanese and Lebanese cuisine, while their lunch and dinners feature Modern European platters.

Visit the Roux on Sunday for the exclusive Roux Farmhouse Brunch, which features a farm table and dessert buffet, along with fresh seasonal produce. You’ll want to make a reservation to attend this popular dining experience.

You’re also welcome to request their private dining room, the Postillion, for a wonderful view of the All Souls’ Church. The dining room can seat 18 guests for an intimate family or company experience.


5. Pizarro Restaurant

Pizarro Restaurant is led by José Pizarro, who Londoners refer to as the Godfather of Spanish Cooking in the U.K. The Spanish cuisine restaurant serves lunch and dinner throughout the week and has a bar.

Visit Pizarro Restaurant and take advantage of their window seating for a view of the St. Mary Magdalen Church or use their communal table or formal seating if you’re dining with a larger group. Reservations are recommended for groups of six or more.


6. Marianne Restaurant

Marianne Restaurant offers an intimate and cozy view of Notting Hill from its location in West London. The restaurant uses fresh, seasonal ingredients and changes their lunch and dinner menus throughout the season.

Choose from a three- or five-course meal for lunch and complement it with a selection of their wines, from red and white, to sparkling and rosé. Dinner is available in six courses. Marianne Restaurant serves lunch and dinner with a selection of vegetarian-friendly options to meet every member of your party’s diet preferences.

Reservations can be made online or by telephone, and they are recommended. Reserve seating for as many as six guests to ensure you’re able to sample the award-winning cuisine at Marianne Restaurant.


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