The purpose of this section is to vouch for places to eat and drink in London. No hatchet jobs or malicious comments. If they are on this list then they are worth visiting for a coffee, a drink, food or all three.
Possibly the finest restaurant in London
28 Upper Grosvenor Street
The Bermondsey Yard
40 Bermondsey Street
Really good Thai food
St Martin's Courtyard
Upper St Martin's Lane
Old school Soho Indian restaurant
12 Bateman Street
London, W1D 4AH
Fig & Olive
Great for a light lunch
151 Upper Street
10A Northumberland Avenue
London, WC2N 5AE
A good introduction to authentic Korean food.
407 St John Street, Islington
London EC1V 4AB
Great Italian food. The service is excellent
10 Charlotte Place
London, W1T 1SH
Charismatic Soho dining rooms. Good food and wine.
26-29 Dean Street
London W1D 3LI
Where hipsters come to graze. Good coffee.
2-4 Boundary Street
London, E2 7DD
Ham Yard Hotel
A great addition to Soho. Good for breakfast and an excellant bar.
One Ham Yard
London, W1D 7DT
Austrian themed restaurant. Good for breakfast in the Marylebone area.
50 Marylebone High Street
Bar on the 52nd floor of the Shard. The type of excellent service you expect from the Shangri-La chain combined with a fantastic view.
31 St Thomas Street
London, SE1 9QU
Dean Street Town House
The perfect place for a Soho breakfast.
69-71 Dean Street
Cuban themed wine bar in Soho. Just like the Caribbean island it to has seen better days but is none the worse for that.
100 Wardour Street
The French House
The best pub in
49 Dean Street
No, music, no machines, no television and no mobile phones. Only serious drinking and conversation.
53 Dorset Street
London, W1U 7NH
Hardy's is the type of brasserie you always hope to find in France but never can. It makes you realise what is so special about independent restaurants.
The perfect place to eat or drink in the heart of Marylebone
Great Northern Hotel
London, N1C 4TB
Newly refurbished this is a great place to drink or eat before travelling from the recently developed Kings Cross Station. A great addition to the area.despite being here since 1854.
32-34 Monmouth Street
Good for an quick coffee while on the way to somewhere else in the West End
Roux at the Landau
London, W1B 1JA
Unfortunately I have never eaten here but the Artesian bar was voted "The Worlds Best Bar" in 2013 and I would not argue with that..
9 Conduit Street,
London, W15 2XG
Good for coffee and cakes. The toilets are out of this world.
Great place for breakfast
135 Wardour Street
The place that put Covent Garden on the map. Always worth a visit
13 Exeter Street
Axis at One Aldwych
Great food and service
'The' sea food restaurant
11-15 Swallow Street
Ridiculous name for a restaurant. Great bar and unbelievable view from the 40th floor of the Heron Tower
London's first ever French restaurant
21 Monmouth Street
Hoi Polloi at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch
Covent Garden Hotel
10 Monmouth Street
Can highly recommend the Grey Goose vodka martini's
(above Charring Cross Station)
'One for the road' before catching the train from Charring Cross
Classic Conran restaurant located in a fantastic former art deco garage.
81 Fulham Road
The UK's oldest North Indian Restaurant, established in 1946. Great Indian food
80 Neal Street
10 Greek Street
Good food, great wine list. No bookings taken, just take your chance for a table.
10 Greek Street,
You have not lived until you have experienced breakfast at the Wolseley, Fantastic
Great Indian vegetarian food and "as much as you can eat for £4.95".
Chapel Street Market
Good coffee. Covent Garden Italian restaurant.
69 Long Acre
Authentic little French restaurant. Bring your own wine.
53 Lexington Street
Maison Trois Garcons
In Redchurch Street, the definitive trendy location in London. Part coffee shop, part general store. Good coffee and atmosphere
45 Redchurch Street
Noisy Soho restaurant. Can recommend the chicken sandwich.
16 Brewer Street
I have only visited the bar but worth it if only for the fantastic views from the 31st floor
31 St Thomas Street
Good service. Can recommend the Eggs Florentine
Iconic West End restaurant. Expect Joan Collins to walk down the Busby Berkeley staircase at any moment.
16 Bury Street