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Treat Yourself to the Best British Restaurants in London

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You're a conscientious consumer, concerned about provenance and your carbon footprint. You like organic, farm to fork, seasonal and home grown British produce. You love British food! But you realise that British cuisine is not only restricted to traditional British recipes or that the nation's most popular British food isn't fish and chips. The handy top 10 guide below hand-picks some of the best British restaurants in London, taking in the modern, the traditional, the romantic, and the downright posh. From Sunday roasts, to weekend brunch, and as much market produce and sustainably sourced fish and meat than you can point a fork at. Tally ho, and onwards for Great Britain. Long may she reign over our plates!

Image of George's Bar

Kings Cross
Bar
British

The Gilbert Scott dining room at St Pancras International Station creates a sense of grandeur in a relaxed and informal brasserie-like setting. High ceilings and gilded frames exude a sense of magical charm whilst you enjoy our vast offerings. The ethos is a relaxed, friendly and knowledgeable service to put you at ease at any time of the day! Inspired by the wondrous history within the building, the menu reflects British tradition and great British produce.

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant
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.

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Mayfair
Restaurant / Hotel
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.

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Chelsea
Restaurant
British

The team behind the acclaimed Notting Hill restaurant, The Shed, also now have a restaurant in the heart of stylish Chelsea. Brought to London by talented brothers, Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin, Rabbit is a true celebration of British 'wild food' with an emphasis on sustainability.The menu includes fast and slow cooking dishes such as partridge with dropped pasta and black cuttlefish gnocchi.

Image of St Pancras Grand Brasserie

Kings Cross
Restaurant
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.

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Clerkenwell
Restaurant
Eclectic

There aren't many restaurants that will go out of their way to source the freshest local produce from British farmers and fishermen. But Foxlow restaurant near Farringdon is definitely one of them. They take squid from Brixham, burrata from Wiltshire, salmon from Scotland, and pork from Dingley Dell in Suffolk. They then turn it into the heartiest brunches, the most mouthwatering steaks and the best Sunday roasts you've ever laid eyes on. Go now, and don't be afraid to take your veggie friends as there are some great options for them too. If there's one thing Foxlow never does, it's put a foot wrong. Expect great things.

Image of The Penny Black Restaurant & Bar

Chelsea
Bar / Restaurant
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.

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Clerkenwell
Bar
Eclectic

Coin Laundry is a bar and restaurant which is set to add a fun new dimension to Clerkenwell's culinary hotspot, Exmouth market. Teaming chicken Kievs with Black Forest trifle and SodaStream cocktails with vintage pinball machines, Coin Laundry serves up retro British comfort food in laid back surroundings from morning to late night. The morning menu offers everything from a dirty baps to fruit salads, whilst the all day menu features dishes your mum might have made as a treat. Featuring the likes of prawn cocktail, Barnsley lamb chops, summer pudding and trifle, these retro dinner party favourites have been brought back to life in contemporary form.

Image of Claude’s Kitchen at Amuse Bouche

Fulham
Restaurant
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. 

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Clapham
Bar / Restaurant
British

Ben's Canteen on St John's Hill in Clapham, South London, is a neighbourhood local, an alternative to the pub, where you can pop in and enjoy British food, done well and great drinks. The Canteen is open every day, for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just for a lovely coffee or something stronger at the bar. Also, Ben's Canteen is proud to run SW London's busiest and best brunch every weekend.

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