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London showcases the best cuisine from around the world

London's thriving restaurant scene is continually evolving. Among the firm favourites there are always new places immerging, creating a constant buzz about town. The secret is to steer away from restaurant critic reviews and listen to locals instead.

Once you’ve got your fix of British fare, from traditional pub grub to classics like steak and kidney at London’s oldest restaurant – Rules in Covent Garden, you’ll start to get an appetite for those restaurants that like to break those rules. Some are talked about for their celebrated guest lists, others for their skyline views, but the latest trend is to be the trend, with passwords like ‘I feel lucky’ quietly uttered by those in the know. If you want to experience something quite unique, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, in London's Mandarin Oriental London, has to be one of the best. It's also worth noting that many of the finest restaurants are listed on sites like Bookatable often featuring prix-fixe menus, making it possible to dine well without spending a fortune.

Afternoon Tea at the Ritz
Afternoon Tea at the Ritz

Experience a true taste of British tradition at one of London’s most luxurious 5 star hotels, the Ritz on Piccadilly. Choose from 17 types of tea, eat exquisite cakes and sandwiches, and try delicious scones with clotted cream and jam. If you want to add a bit of sparkle, order some Champagne on the side.

Fine Dining
Fine Dining

London has more than 50 Michelin-Starred restaurants, serving some of the most delicious food around. Plus hundreds more, that make up one of the most exciting dining scenes in the world. Everyone is talking about Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social.

Brick Lane Curries
Brick Lane Curries

Brick Lane, in the heart of London’s East End, is lined with tempting curry restaurants all offering delicious and authentic South Asian cuisine at great prices. You might start a night out with a meal here and then move on to the cool bars and clubs around Spitalfields and Shoreditch.

Historic pubs
Historic pubs

A pint in an ancient ale house is an absolute must on any trip to London. There are hundreds, all with amazing stories to tell. Try the Olde Cheshire Cheese, a favourite of Dr Johnson and Arthur Conan Doyle. Its winding staircase and cosy interior are straight out of a Charles Dickens story. To explore more London pubs check out the Good Pub Guide website.

London’s best bottomless boozy brunches

High Life Magazine


Forget the roast (and all the trimmings). There is a new breed of boozy brunch menus hitting the capital that is firmly making Sunday our favourite day of the week.

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