51 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in London.
A pricey Scottish restaurant with a somewhat serious dining room, the real party here is downstairs in their old school jazz bar.
Da Mario is an old school Italian restaurant in Kensington that has surprisingly small prices, big group potential, and a fun feel.
Wong Kei is a Chinatown and London landmark that’s always there when you need a bowl of wonton soup or a plate of rice and ho-fun. Just bring cash.
Quo Vadis is a timeless Soho institution that matches elegance and comfort with a light touch and enormous amounts of cream.
St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
The River Café is a long standing classic London restaurant that literally wrote the book on tasteful, authentic Italian food.
The Wolseley is a huge, classic all-day brasserie in Mayfair, but it’s the breakfasts here that make it an essential London experience.
If you want to know where to find the best Italian food in Soho, it’s at Bocca di Lupo.
J Sheekey is a classic West End post-theatre hang where you might spot a celebrity and will be guaranteed to have a great meal.
Alpino is an old-school caff in Islington that serves enormous breakfasts and lunchtime pastas. And all at crazy low prices.
The Tabernacle is the place for a hang in Notting Hill. Go here for a casual, simple meal.
St John Bread and Wine serves food from the legendary St. John in Farringdon, but in an informal canteen-style dining room near Spitalfields Market.
Moro is a classic and classy restaurant in Exmouth Market, serving seasonal Spanish/Moroccan cuisine.
E. Pellicci is an old-school classic in Bethnal Green. It’s warm and welcoming, and if you don’t get a Full English breakfast, you did it wrong.
Having dinner in Berners Tavern feels like eating inside the Sistine Chapel, or at least a really, really rich guy’s house.