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6 Of The Best High End Restaurants In London

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London has countless high-end restaurants to explore. Here are 6 that you should definitelyย visit next time you take a walk on the high-end side of life.

#1 Savoy Grill

The Savoy Grill (inside the luxurious 5 Star Savoy Hotel) is a beautiful art deco restaurant with a great British menu with some French influences. The restaurant first opened in 1889 under chef Auguste Escoffier (probably the world's first celebrity chef) welcoming the stars of the day. Since then, the restaurant has hosted the likes of Oscar Wilde, Churchill, the Queen, James Dean, Lord Attenborough, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra.

The restaurant is now part of the Gordon Ramsay group of restaurants (don't worry he won't come out shouting and swearing!) You could go there in the evening for dinner, but for a true bargain check out the special lunch menu: ยฃ26 ($35USD) for two courses or ยฃ30 ($40USD) for three courses. Best of all you can book your table directly through theOpentable app. On that note, the Opentable app opens up lots of other high end London restaurants where you can dine for lunch at bargain prices.

Contributors: Nick Brennan from My UK Sim Card

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#2 Great British Restuarant

Thereโ€™s no better place to enjoy classic British fare than Dukes Londonโ€™s GBR (Great British Restaurant). Nestled in the heart of St. James Mayfair just steps from Buckingham Palace, the quintessentially British restaurant serves up classic cuisine served up in an invitingly elegant atmosphere sure to satisfy the most royal of tastes. Open from breakfast through lunch, GBR offers guests an exceptional culinary experience for every occasion from a quick business lunch to a lavish champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. All menus are crafted and overseen by Norfolk-born Executive Head Chef Nigel Mendham, featuring traditional British delights with contemporary twists.

Those looking to enjoy a proper British afternoon tea with a twist can now opt for the all-new DUKES MarTEAni Afternoon Tea in partnership with The East India Company. Available daily in the Drawing Room, from 12pm to 6pm, guests will be able to enjoy an assortment of sandwiches and handmade pasties with three beautifully crafted mini martinis, featuring a mix of The East India Company Gin and infused vermouths.

Contributors: Jackie Ciraldo from Hawkins International PR

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#3 Mango Tree Belgravia

The Mango Tree in Londonโ€™s famous Belgravia is the place to eat if you enjoy high-quality Thai cuisine. ย Their fresh take on traditional Asian dishes is second to none making every plate of food that reaches the table a mouthwatering delight bursting with traditional flavors.

The Mango Tree also boasts a fun and relaxed atmosphere making it the perfect setting for a celebratory meal or special occasion. ย The combination of traditional dishes, modern vibes, and an exciting cocktail menu make this a must visit restaurant for anyone looking for excellent places to eat in London.

Contributors: Zena Goldman from Zenaโ€™s Suitcase

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#4 Ormer Mayfair

Ormer Mayfair is located on a quiet side street off Piccadilly in the heart of Mayfair.

Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin brings the freshest produce from the Channel Islands with a focus on sustainably sourced and foraged ingredients for a fine dining experience.

The restaurant boasts seasonal menus which include vegetarian and vegan options.

Ormer Mayfair was voted 5th best restaurant in London and 14th best restaurant in the UK in the Hardens Restaurant Guide and was also featured in the iconic show BBC Masterchef.

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#5 Heston Blumenthal

London has many fine dining restaurants, 70 have a 1 Michelin star or more and there are 3 in the top list of The Worldโ€™s 50 Best Restaurants, and one of those on number 45 is โ€˜Dinnerโ€™ by Heston Blumenthal. Located in the Mandarin Oriental, in Knightsbridge, it is central and has from beginning to end a good ambiance.

The moment you enter the restaurant it feels and looks like some kind of French brasserie, but after you get the menu your world will turn upside down. The dishes arenโ€™t modern dishes which you would expect from a fine dining restaurant, but very old recipes, sometimes hundreds of years old! How about the Frumenty, from a recipe of the book of the Master Cooks of King Richard II, 1390. Or the Roast Turbot with mussel and Seaweed Ketchup, a recipe from Mistress Meg Dodds, 1830.

But the best, and one of the signature dishes is Meat Fruit (c. 13th-15th century). A dish that looks like a mandarin, the outside tastes like mandarin but is filled with chicken live and foie gras parfait.

Contributors: Michael Wirtzel from Wirtzel Luxury Consultancy

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#6 Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester

The Alain Ducasse restaurants have been known all over the world. With locations in London, Paris (of course), St. Tropez, Monaco, Hong Kong, Tokyo and notably even the first class lounge of Air France in the Charles de Gaulle airport. One of the best is the one in London, based in the Dorchester hotel.

The menu has heavy French dishes (a lot of cream and fat), but it is totally worth it together with the wine experience by Ruben Desport, the Head Sommelier. Get the tasting menu (which changes seasonally) together with the wine experience and when you reach the dessert, you will be surprised with an excellent Chateau dโ€™Yquem, poured from a gigantic Methusalem bottle.

Contributors: Michael Wirtzel from Wirtzel Luxury Consultancy

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