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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.
The Gilbert Scott Restaurant By Marcus Wareing
Kings Cross / Bar / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: 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.
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.
Mayfair / 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.
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
This tiny restaurant near Covent Garden is a leading wild game specialist restaurant. What started as a street food stall has become an independent venue with rave reviews being won in national newspapers and online. Their signature dish of wood pigeon kebab has been a firm favourite from their Street Feast days, and ingredients are foraged from the Southern countryside and Central London, hence the menu changes weekly and sometimes daily. They are also very health conscious and use elements such as Sea Buckthorns in their food.
Chelsea / Restaurant / Cuisine: 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.
St Pancras Grand Brasserie
Kings Cross / 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.
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.
Clerkenwell / Bar / Cuisine: 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.
Claude’s Kitchen at Amuse Bouche
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.
Clapham / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: 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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