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Top 10 Best Celebrity Chef Restaurants in London

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Get the glad rags out, order the limo and roll out the red carpet. Famous chefs in the UK – such as Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, Gary Rhodes, Marco Pierre White, Marcus Wareing, Giorgio Locatelli, Michel Roux Jr. and alike - are all over London and they have a host of great restaurants under their command. Whether resplendent with Michelin Stars or Remy Martin Awards, those celebrity chefs have cooked up a storm with their London restaurants. The best of British, European and International food is available at Celebrity Chef restaurants around London, so why not be a celebrity yourself for the night and get on the A-list with the Fluid London Top 10 Celebrity Chef Restaurants; the best of the best restaurants in London.

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West End
Bar / Restaurant

A friend has invited you to The Ivy (yes, The Ivy!) Drop all plans and clear your calendar. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, a nice cocktail: The Ivy ticks the posh boxes. If you can get a table. This British Institution is popular with the theatre crowd since 1917, it?s a hot spot for global celebrities. Even Her Majesty the Queen has dined for friends' birthdays. So, if the Ivy's Modern British menu of Asian treats and English staples is good enough for her Majesty, it's good enough for us.

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Bar / Restaurant
Modern European

Mayfair's Sketch bar and restaurant - with French chef Pierre Cagnaire at the helm - has three themes that offer excitement before even viewing the menu. The spacious lecture room follows an 18th Century theme, but the highlight is the garden Glade, bringing a flavour of the outside in. A glance at the menu, and although there are many unpronounceable choices, sticking to a salad seems best, before settling back with some wine to have a nice cosy chat with the girls.

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City of London
Bar / Restaurant
Pan Asian

The first thing to notice is the medieval-esque ceiling of Ken Hom's Imperial City restaurant next to Bank tube station in The City. The drapes and lattice screens characterise the dining room further, although the choice of red lighting can make the menu difficult to see at times. As a date restaurant, the intimacy of a quiet booth is appreciated, cosy for a catch up (or chat up), undisturbed throughout the meal. The menu sees all Asian flavours, with crab cakes at a mouth-watering best.

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City of London
Steak House

It's a totally English experience at Marco Pierre White's Steak and Alehouse in The City. The dining room has magnificent chandeliers and black and white prints with huge circular tables that could have a little more room between them. The menu more than makes up for the lack of space as the signature 10oz sirloin steak comes with beer battered onion rings for a taste of the British. The restaurant's pudding menu looks delectable too, and European ales on tap help the food down.

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Bar / Restaurant

Having recently received its first Michelin star - the second for Chef-Patron Atul Kochhar - Benares delivers acclaimed modern Indian cuisine as chic as its location in central Mayfair. The vibrant menu explores delicately flavoured dishes from all corners of the subcontinent, with sophisticated modern presentation from the food down to the elegant décor. The restaurant offers a fully inclusive set menu for lunch and pre-theatre and all food served is Halaal. Surrounded by magnificent hand-crafted Indian furnishings and water pools, vegetarians are also well catered for.

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Modern European

Hosted inside the sumptuous Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, Dinner By Heston Blumenthal is a two Michelin-starred restaurant based on an unusual concept. Culinary genius and owner, Heston Blumenthal, created a menu based on ancient British recipes dating as far back as the 14th century. Don't miss Dinner's signature dishes, including the 15th-century Meat Fruit, a chicken liver and foie gras parfait, covered with a sweet jelly to resemble a beautiful mandarin orange; or the Tipsy Cake from the 1800s, served with sweet slices of the same pineapples that you can see roasting on giant spits near the dining room. The views on Hyde Park are almost as memorable.

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Until they invent a way for you to reach into your telly during MasterChef and taste the food, you have to track down your favourite contestants after they leave the show to find where they are cooking. Tim Anderson, MasterChef winner of 2011, set up his treat of a restaurant, Nanban in Brixton, where he combines Japanese flavours with local Brixton market ingredients to create dishes such as goat curry raman and "Angry Birds" which has to be the fiercest fried chicken in London. Mains are mainly under £15, and you can normally get a table without too much hassle. Plus, there's even a happy hour.

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