5 of the Most Exclusive Restaurants in London
If you’re planning a luxury vacation to the UK for a special occasion, London is one of the best places to have your celebration. Our culinary breaks combine magnificent castle stays and personal chefs with an excellent choice of restaurants where fine, local produce is at the heart of every kitchen. Brits love their food, and gastronomy is a major attraction here, bringing in foodies and wine connoisseurs from all over the world.
With a few recommendations from our team, you’ll be able to find top places to eat anywhere in the country. But if you’re after an exclusive and unforgettable fine dining experience, the capital is the place to be. Here are 5 of the most exclusive London restaurants to get on the guest list for.
1. Le Gavroche
Le Gavroche is one of the most famous establishments in the city. It’s the restaurant of Michel Roux Jr., with two Michelin Stars, elegant surroundings and impeccable service. The tasting menus are carefully selected by Michel Roux and his team and are incredibly celebratory, showcasing the best of British ingredients with classic French cooking. À la carte is also available, and dairy fans won’t be disappointed with Le Plateau de Fromages Affinés, which is a curated selection of French and British farmhouse cheeses.
2. Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Another well-known Michelin Star restaurant is Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. The restaurant is stylishly chic, and while it oozes absolute luxury it has a very relaxed atmosphere. Arrive in winter and you’ll witness the famous fairy lights of this grand hotel. There’s a fantastic tasting menu as well as the option to dine à la carte, with great seasonal cooking all year round. Other restaurants by Marcus include Tredwells in Seven Dials and The Gilbert Scott on Euston Road.
3. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester is known for its contemporary French cuisine and stunning restaurant setting. If you’re planning a vacation in London to celebrate a special occasion, anniversary or birthday, this is one of the best places to dine. There are great private dining rooms if you want an intimate culinary experience, and there’s also the spectacular Table Lumière. This is a unique table setting cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain of over 4,500 shimmering fiber optic lights, and a stunning collection of Hermès china.
4. Sketch Lecture Room and Library
A stylishly cool and edgy dining spot, the Lecture Room and Library is a restaurant located inside the unique Sketch building in Mayfair. There are a number of restaurants and bars inside, each oozing their own personality and vibe. The Lecture Room has two Michelin Stars and serves afternoon tea and dinner. Its menu brings together a fusion of senses, tastes, colors and shapes for a complete sensory experience, beyond what’s on your plate. In fact, the entire place is a wonderland, with egg-shaped toilet cubicles and all sorts of instagrammable wonders.
5. Hélène Darroze at The Connaught
Finally, we must mention Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, specializing in French haute cuisine and with two Michelin Stars to its name. The dining space is light, airy and elegant, and the menu is driven by seasonal produce ensuring freshness, sustainability and excitement with every dish. The suppliers, farmers and growers are all carefully selected by Chef Hélène herself, so quality is guaranteed.
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