25 "Checking Out The Talent" restaurants in London.
Bob Bob Ricard is an excellent place to drink champagne and people watch. The French/Russian food is good, and the room is over the top lush.
Bistrotheque is a neighbourhood bistro set in an old warehouse, with art projected on the walls and an ambience best described as ‘trendy as fuck’.
Located in the Hoxton hotel next to Holborn station, British restaurant Hubbard & Bell is a convenient spot for meeting friends, or late night eats.
Balans in Soho is a classic modern brasserie with an all-day menu of burgers, pastas, and salads. It’s perfect for brunch and opens til very late.
Dandy is a trendy cafe in Stoke Newington Green that’s good for a coffee and pastry during the day and, er, that’s about it.
Little Blue Door is a cosy bar in Fulham that looks just like your best mate’s flat.
Night Tales, aka NT’s, is a cool bar with a roof terrace in fashionable London Fields.
Paradise by Way of Kensal Green is a pub-cum-bar-cum-restaurant in Kensal Green with a nice outdoor patio.
Serge et le Phoque is a Fitzrovia outpost of a Hong Kong restaurant where you will have a perfectly pleasant but not very exciting expensive meal.
Bocconcino is a large upmarket Italian restaurant in Mayfair serving big and classy Italian staples of pasta and pizza.
Peyote serves up Mexican food that is neither authentic nor cheap, but which does taste good and is a great restaurant to hit before going out out.
Coq D’Argent is a slick rooftop garden and terrace in the City that gets routinely rammed during the summer by The City boys and girl of London.
A pretty rooftop bar, Madison is still one of London’s Instagram rooftop brags of choice.
Aviary is one of London's best rooftop bars, with a huge terrace and excellent views of the City.
Yauatcha’s City outpost in Broadgate Circle has all the pretty dim sum, ambience, and upmarket food of the original glam Chinese restaurant.