Price: Lunch menu £55, tasting menu £120. All rights reserved. ‘Below’ is the bar, ‘Above’ is the restaurant where the young chef serves up a signature tasting menu – eight dazzling courses bursting with excitement for the tastebuds and visual mischief. Dining Room at the Goring, Victoria: exemplary British cuisine in a luxury hotel. The smart and unpresupposing frontage on Hospital Road contains within some of Britain’s best dining, with a menu that “bridges both classical and modern schools and is executed with considerable poise”. If you’re expecting staid, however, think again: old Veera styles it out like Iris Apfel, with exotic colours, tinted lamps and turbans, not to mention some top-end, perfectly spiced food: we head straight for the signature dishes. 5 white peppercorn Price: ALC or set menu £79-94. It’s the food we’re here to talk about. The menus change with the seasons, but the quality is constant all year round. Salt and pepper A sleek, contemporary dining room provides the backdrop to a range of classic dishes, lovingly prepared on the rustic wood burner and stone oven in the open kitchen. In a mixing bowl add tomatoes, toast and burrata cheese. The plates are small but extremely well put together, prioritising British ingredients and flavours, in his creative menu. The restaurant itself is always a hive of activity, with the on-view kitchen and wood-fired oven stretching the length of the room. Make the most of it and book a stay at The Lanesborough as well. There’s nothing too fancy here, just a simple set up of hearty dishes that are “crisp and unfussy but with depth and real understanding”. ⭑⭑⭑ London restaurants with three Michelin stars ⭑⭑⭑ 1) Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea The angriest chef on television really has something to shout about: his flagship restaurant in Chelsea, south-west London, earned the maximum three Michelin stars for 2019, twenty years after it first opened. Menus evolve with the seasons and change daily, but are characterised by assured flavours and a commitment to sourcing the freshest produce. It worked. “The service is charming and the food terrific”. Then add the cider. Price: £60 lunch, £180 dinner. Annabel Sampson, How to live to 100: how genetics play a small part, Welcome to a new era of shopping at London's top department stores, This new Italian restaurant has the best al fresco dining view in London, Sir Martin Sorrell’s ex reveals why marriage to a millionaire tycoon isn’t always a walk in the park. Wholesome French cooking, with heavy influences from the Mediterranean, adorns the menu and is “prepared with innate skill” in “an easy-going atmosphere”. This modern Italian eatery is deliberately informal and in the chef’s own words, focuses on “fun” rather than “fine”. Since opening her first solo spot in 2017, she’s had critics raving over her delicate tasting menus, all prepared in a kitchen behind a glass wall in the restaurant. London is an expensive city but getting the very best meal at a Michelin star restaurant needn’t be out of reach for diners in the English capital.. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth Common: a local favourite, with focus on Mediterranean cuisine. : Set lunch menu £70, dinner menu £95, tasting menu £125. “Hearty portions bursting with authentic flavours” have helped this industrious Italian retain its star for so long. To reflect the setting chef Pierre Gagnaire has created a menu that explodes with flavours. Of course, the fun ends when the seriously weighty bill arrives. Instead get ready to curl up inside a warm, oak-panelled love letter to Britain’s by-gone grub. One of the pioneers of new Nordic cuisine in London, sophisticated Texture is fronted by Iceland-born head chef Agnar Sverrisson who looks to northern climes for culinary inspiration, gives butter and cream a wide berth and applies a clean-cut but luxurious approach to tip-top ingredients. Cuisine: Creative. To reflect the setting chef Pierre Gagnaire has created a menu that explodes with flavours. Price: Lunch menu £22+, dinner ALC – mains ~£25. Bit by bit incorporate the egg with flour using your hands. Address: 99 Regent Street, W1B 4RS. You’ll get British ingredients (much of them sourced from the Lake District) turned into classic French fare. “Nowhere is grander than The Ritz”. A bona fide London institution with a new fine-dining powerhouse at the helm, Bibendum remains London’s nattiest and most heart-warmingly pleasurable dining room – although über-chef Claude Bosi (of Hibiscus fame) is putting his own dizzyingly technical and dazzlingly creative stamp on proceedings. Chiswick’s favourite ‘posh’ neighbourhood restaurant just keeps trundling on: the tables are still decked with starched white tablecloths and gleaming glassware, service is impeccably polished and the diners tend to be plummy-voiced locals with cash to splash. Price: £85+ Dress Code: Smart. READ MORE, Address: 35 Heddon Street, W1B 4BR.