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Where Chefs Eat in London

You’re in luck. The world’s best chefs are sharing their favorite places to dine out in London. We’ve partnered with Phaidon’s Where Chefs Eat, the best-selling restaurant guidebook with over 7,000 recommendations across the globe, to create a list of restaurants in London where chefs love to eat. Grab your copy of this must-have guide, and get 30% off, just for being an OpenTable diner.

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36 Restaurants
Updated September 13, 2021
Restaurants:The Jugged Hare, The Drapers Arms, Benares
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:British, Gastro Pub, Indian
Neighborhoods:Barbican, Angel, Mayfair
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The Jugged Hare

££££
British
Barbican
4.1
1432 reviews
"A great English pub using terrific seasonal produce." – Michael Reid

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The Drapers Arms

££££
Gastro Pub
Angel
4.5
1381 reviews
"Always seasonal, their Sunday roasts are banging, and the landlord Nick is a great host." – Hus Vedat

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Benares

££££
Indian
Mayfair
4.4
5705 reviews
"An explosion of flavors, textures, and colors at this smart Mayfair restaurant." – Martin Morales

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Andrew Edmunds

££££
Modern European
Soho
4.7
1389 reviews
"Andrew Edmunds is a Soho institution that's been around since the 1980s. It's a small, rambling little townhouse with a hand written menu, serving excellent classics that aren't over-priced." – Bruno Loubet

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Cecconi's

££££
Italian
Mayfair
4.5
2367 reviews
"Cecconi's is a modern-day classic Italian restaurant. They serve fantastic handmade pasta, seafood and dishes from Italy using very fine ingredients." – Shaun Rankin

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Clipstone

££££
Modern European
Fitzrovia
4.8
1566 reviews
"Clipstone is a new restaurant that manages to be a charming neighborhood restaurant in the center of town. The quality of cooking is outstanding and I love that much of the menu is very vegetable focused." – Bruno Loubet

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som saa

££££
Thai
Shoreditch
4.9
414 reviews
"Fun, sexy food, cool and stylish with a completely relaxed atmosphere, taking Thai flavours to the max." – Martin Morales

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Goodman Mayfair

££££
Steak
Oxford Circus
4.4
2308 reviews
"Goodman is right around the corner from us and the team there offer exceptional service. Pair that with a great burger or steak and a glass of red and you can see that it's perfect for a quick bite and a drink at the end of a long day." – Cary Docherty

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ROKA - Aldwych

££££
Japanese
Aldwych
4.6
401 reviews
"Great food, great service, great vibe. Every time." – Miles Kirby

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Holborn Dining Room

££££
British
Holborn
4.4
2618 reviews
"Great modern British brasserie but the best part is definitely the pies – the most amazing creations you'll ever come across." – Frankie van Loo

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Franks Canteen

££££
European
Highbury
4.8
188 reviews
"Great small place with a menu that is constantly changing. They have classics as well as experiments with different cuisines." – Tam Storrar

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Park Chinois

££££
Chinese
Mayfair
4.5
710 reviews
"High end Chinese restaurant with elegant interiors. Its menu is derived from authentic Chinese with superior quality ingredients. I love the individuality of all the dishes on the menu." – Rohit Ghai

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Blacklock Soho

££££
Steak
Soho
4.7
4820 reviews
"I go there whenever I crave chops. I always crave chops. Go there, eat chops!" – Tomer Amedi

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The Wolseley

££££
European
St. James's
4.5
3786 reviews
"It has an amazing buzz that sets the pace for a day in the center of town – and delivers exactly what it sets out to do – a great breakfast, suitable for all tastes and budgets." – Philip Howard

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The Duke of Sussex

££££
Spanish
Chiswick
4.4
626 reviews
"It's a beautiful building with a dining room and a bar with huge windows that face Acton Green. It also has a large garden, which in the summer you'll have to come in early to secure a table. Staff are super friendly. They mostly do Spanish food but also a mean Sunday roast." – Sami Tamimi

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Primeur

££££
Farm-to-table
Stoke Newington
4.8
961 reviews
"It's a former garage which the team have converted into a friendly, neighborhood restaurant with a great interior. They have a daily changing menu with a strong French influence and a great selection of wines." – Jon Rotheram

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Sichuan-Folk

££££
Chinese
Spitalfields
4.2
142 reviews
"It's the first authentic, spicy Szechuan food I've tried. I go back there often, especially for the famous Szechuan fish hotpot." – Merlin Labron-Johnson

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Moro

££££
Mediterranean
Angel
4.6
2893 reviews
"Moro is a timeless institution that is as relevant still today as it was when it first opened twenty years ago. It serves exceptional Spanish and North African-influenced food in a beautiful room that generates such a convivial atmosphere, one where you can feel both relaxed and indulged at the same time. It is, for me, the perfect restaurant." – Joshua Katz

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Tandoor Chop House at Covent Garden

££££
Indian
Covent Garden
4.6
1828 reviews
"Premium cuts of meat, spiced and grilled over a charcoal tandoor." – Sameer Taneja

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Hereford Road

££££
British
Notting Hill
4.6
1605 reviews
"Simple, honest, super seasonal English cooking. A gem." – Helena Puolakka

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Bellanger

££££
French
Islington
4.4
504 reviews
"The atmosphere and food is fantastic." – Francesco Mazzei

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Brawn

££££
European
Bethnal Green
4.7
1515 reviews
"The food is always perfect – simple, gutsy, flavorsome. The wine list heads towards 'natural wines' and always offers a surprise." – Peter Gordon

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Ivy Market Grill

££££
Contemporary British
Covent Garden
4.0
15214 reviews
"The people running The Ivy Market Grill are very talented and very smart. They are rolling them out everywhere. Well done!" – Cary Docherty

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Berners Tavern

££££
British
Oxford Circus
4.6
4017 reviews
"The room is stunning and the food is great. It always feels like an occasion to go." – Tom Sellers

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Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

££££
French
Mayfair
4.4
999 reviews
"The stunning dining room, the service, and Monsieur Ducasse's cuisine is mind blowing." – Francesco Mazzei

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Jikoni

££££
Asian
Marylebone
4.6
564 reviews
"This is exactly the sort of food I want: food that both comforts and surprises at once. I love the atmosphere of the restaurant too: so much colour and comfort." – Yotam Ottolenghi

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Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

££££
Contemporary French
Chelsea
4.7
1856 reviews
"This restaurant is still the place to go to celebrate a special occasion. Everything about it is top of the class in London. The precision in the cooking always impresses, as does the way the team in the front of house make it all look effortless." – Cary Docherty

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Pidgin

££££
Modern European
Hackney
4.6
1283 reviews
"This restaurant really does serve the most exciting food. It is inventive, unusual and using some of the most exciting ingredients and techniques around. Always a delight." – Thomasina Miers

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Restaurant Story London

££££
British
London Bridge
4.8
988 reviews
"Top-quality food in a great restaurant by chef Tom Sellers. Expect some great surprises and all beautifully presented with real thought, care and attention to detail." – Tom Aikens

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Fischers

££££
Austrian
Marylebone
4.7
675 reviews
Recommended by Chef Shaun Hill from The Walnut Tree

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The Winter Garden

££££
Modern European
Marylebone
4.4
1523 reviews
Recommended by Chef Lori Granito from Magnolia

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The Morgan Arms

££££
British
Mile End
4.5
561 reviews
Recommended by Chef Ben Tish from Restaurant Norma

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OPSO

££££
Greek
Marylebone
4.6
1502 reviews
Recommended by Chef Michael Reid from Restaurant M

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ROKA - Canary Wharf

££££
Japanese
Canary Wharf
4.5
596 reviews
Recommended by Chef Mark Sargeant from Rocksalt

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Chotto Matte Soho

££££
Peruvian
Soho
4.6
2390 reviews
Recommended by Chef Jose Luis (Chele) Gonzalez from Gallery VASK

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ROKA - Charlotte Street

££££
Japanese
Fitzrovia
4.6
227 reviews
"Great food, great service, great vibe. Every time." – Miles Kirby

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