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Best of British: Top 10 Restaurants in London. With so many websites offering online booking, it's now easier than ever to find restaurants serving British cuisine in London. And for any occasion too: a nostalgic pre-holiday meal before travelling abroad, a romantic view of London's best landmarks like Trafalgar Square, alfresco rooftop business lunches with fine wine, or some fine dining courtesy of a celebrity chef or two, great British food in London has it all. So how do you know which are the Best of British restaurants to book a table at? In this simple guide Fluid London does all the hard work for you and finds the best British restaurants to book a table all over London, from Borough Market to Mayfair, from The City of London to Marble Arch, prepare your taste buds for summery salads, wintery pies with gravy, and stodgy desserts with lashings of cream.
Boisdale of Belgravia
Victoria / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Scottish
Whisky connoisseurs, cigar aficionados and lovers of all things meat, especially if it hails from Scotland and was at one point in its life called Angus, will beam from ear to ear when first they discover Boisdale, Belgravia. Those with a strong dislike of the suchlike (invariably people of a tree-hugging, tofu extolling persuasion) should cease reading now.
The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar
Chelsea / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar is renowned for championing great British food and has won a great reputation for its Beef Wellington in particular. Sourcing as much as possible from Britain, The Penny Black combines wholesome, hearty cooking with a sophisticated yet relaxed dining atmosphere and first-class service. A huge by-the-glass wine list and top notch cocktail bar complete the picture, making The Penny Black the place to be in Chelsea.
Searcys at The Barbican
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Offering exceptional views over the Barbican towards St. Paul's Cathedral, Searcys features a sophisticated & stylish lounge bar with private dining facilities. The kitchen staff emphasise the importance of natural flavours and ingredients, prepared in a straightforward yet elegant style to ensure that Searcys is a restaurant of comfort & convenience for City-based diners. Menu highlights include fresh British Asparagus, Sea Trout, Jersey Royals and Rhubarb.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
At the heart of the foodie heaven of Borough Market lies Roast, a restaurant dedicated to reviving an appreciation of British cuisine. Using native ingredients wherever possible, the seasonal menu crams in a mouthwatering array of fish, grills, game and - yes - roasts. Brightly lit by enormous arched windows on three sides, the contemporary interior affords a vista over the market towards St. Paul's and is ideal for social and business entertaining.
Fulham / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
This British restaurant is headed up by Claude Compton, the founder of award-winning street food company Green Goat Food and ex-Petersham Nurseries and Club Gascon chef. The kitchen team have all worked in a range of Michelin-starred kitchens under the tutorage of some of the best names in the business and uniquely, are also all old friends from home, University and London. The restaurant is sister to the much-loved Amuse Bouche champagne and cocktail bar below it and the fantastic menu uniquely changes weekly focusing on sustainable, fresh and seasonal ingredients.
St Pancras Grand Brasserie and Champagne Bar
Kings Cross / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
The St Pancras Grand a stylish destination Restaurant, that combines the romance of travel from a bygone era and fabulous, quintessentially British dining. Modelled by Martin Brudnizki, the well-known designer also behind Scott's and The Ivy and situated on the Upper Concourse of the grandly restored St Pancras International.
Butlers Restaurant & Terrace Bar
Mayfair / Bar / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: British
A warm and cosy restaurant, famous for the best Dover Sole in London and offers elegant dining matched by first class British cuisine with a few international influences. Favoured by many local Mayfair residents it is easy to understand why with its inviting, warm ambience and delicious British food.
Ascot's Restaurant & Bar
Marylebone / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Watch the hustle and bustle of London's shoppers go by as you sip a glass of champagne in this relaxed atmosphere. Ascots serves modern British cuisine, and is a perfect place to relax in luxurious surroundings with wooden panelled walls, wooden floors and leather furniture.
The Loose Box
Westminster / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
A contemporary, stylish & friendly venue, with premium ingedients carefully sourced from local suppliers, it brings fine seasonal British cuisine to Westminster in the heart of London. A superb range of British dishes are served alongside fine wines & international beers. Crisp, contemporary décor features in the bright & airy interior, with al fresco dining also offered. Private functions are specially catered for. Perfect venue for meetings, after work drinks or office parties.