Housed in a cavernous Victorian warehouse in King’s Cross brimming with hip factor, the menu is a pick ’n’ mix of ingredients and cuisines all perfectly prepared.  (The veggie-friendly options put many dedicated vegetarian restaurants to shame.) Full review:

Grain Store-Truffled martinis and "no geographical boundaries" - Kings Cross

Credited with making deli dining a fashionable pursuit, Yotam Ottolenghi continues to wow the capital with his bright, bold flavours, drawn from the Med, the Middle East and beyond:


Expect the likes of grilled quail with smoked chilli chocolate sauce, potato, pak choi and sesame

The Wolseley painstakingly recreates the fin-de-siècle brasserie of popular imagination. It’s open for early breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea, and while the food won’t get the pulse racing, the strikingly opulent interior and film-star treatment won’t fail to impress. Visit it here:

The Wolseley

A self-proclaimed ‘café-restaurant in the grand European tradition’, the Wolseley combines London heritage and Viennese grandeur.

Immediately evocative of fantasy casbahs, at Momo the big draw is the atmosphere, buzz and sense of escapism. Check it out here:


Still London’s most glamorous Moroccan restaurant, Momo attracts a fair smattering of beautiful people alongside couples on special dates, hen parties and

A luxe homage to Paris with a slightly Manhattan accent, dishes at Little Social put seasonal ingredients to good use, with bold flavours and impressive execution. Read our full review:

Little Social

There was a hiatus of several years when French gastronomy seemed to be receding in London. New burger joints, coffee bars and budget Asian diners have been the

Showcasing the eponymous dish of citrus-cured fish spiked with chilli, there are half a dozen versions of ceviche on offer, There are also excellent chargrilled meat and fish skewers (anticuchos), crumbly corn cakes and other nibbles to enjoy. Full details:

Ceviche - "raw cuts of fish marinated in lime juice, pepped up with diced onions and chiles" - near Leicester Square, London.

Blending Moorish flavours from Spain, North Africa and the Middle East, expect aromatic dishes jewelled with nuts, herbs and dried fruits, plus hearty peasant-style stews, spiced roasted meats and seafood.  Read our full review:


Sam(antha) and Sam Clark’s Exmouth Market restaurant and cookbook set the benchmark for a distinctly British style of Iberian-with-a-North-African-twist M