Best London Restaurants for 2010
In the ever-changing world of fine dining and cuisine, restaurants frequently find themselves falling in and out of favour with reviewers, critics and the public at large. And with changes of chef, staff and menu all common occurrences amongst modern eateries, standards of food can degrade or improve drastically in the briefest of periods. And, set against the bustle of London, where restaurants always clamour for attention, these changes are becoming increasingly pronounced. With this in mind, we have written the following as an up-to-the-minute guide to the best restaurants in London for 2010, so that you need not go hungry in the capital all year
1 The Wolseley. For old-fashioned glamour, this Piccadilly restaurant is hard to beat. With grand columns and ornate arches, The Wolseley is the perfect place to enjoy great food in a setting laced with drama.
2 Chez Bruce. If you can talk your way into a booking at this in vogue restaurant, you are sure not to be disappointed. The varied menu is inspired, the dishes flavourful and the service impeccable.
3 Launceston Place. For all the trimmings of upmarket restaurant dining at a reasonable price, this Kensington restaurant cannot be beaten a level of cooking and service are demonstrated that are almost unheard of at the price point.
4 Saf. Offering rather quirky dishes, this popular vegetarian restaurant will not be for all but, for those who appreciate imaginative food, Saf is sure to delight.
5 Harwood Arms. A gastropub with a homely appeal, the Harwood Arms serves some of the very best game in London, along with some of the most intriguing ales.
6 Sushi-Hiro. There is no wine available and credit cards are not taken but, quite possibly, the very best sushi in London is to be had at the five tables in this diminutive restaurant.
7 Moro. This Mediterranean tapas restaurant has long-been on London`s hip list and for 2010, its position looks entirely unchallenged. Visit for the food stay for the atmosphere.
8 L`Anima. For beautifully cooked, offbeat Italian cuisine and (perhaps) the best desserts in London, this Liverpool Street restaurant is certainly one to follow this year.
9 Cah Chi. Serving up authentic Korean food, this Raynes Park restaurant has dishes to challenge and delight even the most experienced of palates.
10 Albion. For a touch of nostalgia, the popular Albion offers classic British dishes cooked in style, to be enjoyed in the charming, pub-like environment.
Finally, when planning just which London restaurant to visit in 2010, why not choose to make a weekend of the experience? Perhaps book a stay in one of the many beautiful Oxford hotels and take a day trip to the capital by train then, warmed by good wine and food, you`ll be free to escape the capital come sundown.