A sushi fans' haven! Atariya strives to create an authentic Japanese experience in both food and atmosphere. The fish is super-fresh and prepared on the premises, meaning great dishes can be enjoyed in its traditional surroundings.
31 Vivian Avenue, London NW4 3UX,
+44 (0)20 8202 2789
Ginger and White
Found down the path of Perrin's Court in leafy Hampstead, this top-quality, family friendly spot uses only the finest ingredients and produces revamped classics. The menu includes braised baked beans with smoked paprika and a muscovado sugar top as well as bacon butties made with free range bacon from rare breeds. The coffee is worlds apart from that of the chains with hand roasted beans from London roaster, Square Mile.
4a-5a Perrins Court, London NW3 1QS,
+44 (0)20 7431 9098
In an enchanting setting with trailing greenery, al fresco dining and live piano playing, Villa Bianca really is the little Italy of Hampstead. Its menu offers traditional Italian dishes and an extensive wine list at affordable prices. The setting is charming, much like the waiters, and the service is second to none.
1 Perrins Court, London NW3 1QS ,
+44 (0)20 7435 3131
The Wet Fish Café
The Wet Fish Cafe and brasserie take simple traditional favourites and create delicious hearty and healthy dishes that will tantalise your taste buds. The original Art Deco wall tiles and interior creates a warm and intimate atmosphere which is the perfect setting for romantic meals for two or weekend brunches.
242 West End Lane, London NW6 1LG,
+44 (0)20 7443 9222
Using traditional methods and recipes, Sahara Restaurant creates authentic and healthy Lebanese cuisine in a warm and welcoming environment. Bringing the warmth of the Mediterranean to Hampstead with their Middle Eastern decor and cuisine, Sahara is definitely a Reiss favourite.
7 St John's Wood High Street, London NW8 7NG,
+44 (0)20 7722 8555
Tucked in between a parade of mid- Victorian shops and cafes is Odette's, a restaurant and bar in the wonderful Primrose Hill. Its delicious menu comprises of cured meats and seafood and with intimate and secluded dining on offer it's ideal for a catch up with friends or a romantic meal for two. Alternatively you can dine al fresco on the cushion banquettes in the walled garden.
130 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8XL ,
+44 (0)20 7586 8569
Yotam Ottolenghi's flagship restaurant, on Upper Street, epitomises the pared-back, ingredient-led simplicity for which Ottolenghi is known. The restaurant has a sophisticated feel, mostly around communal tables. Arrive early for Sunday brunch to avoid the queues.
87 Upper Street, London N1 2TZ,
+44 (0)20 7288 1454
The Gilbert Scott
Grand and nostalgic, the Gilbert Scott is situated on the ground floor of the beautiful St Pancras Grand hotel. Resplendent with limestone pillars and lace-like cornicing, the menu, created by Michelin Star chef, Marcus Wareing, is a celebration of British food.
St Pancras International Station, London N1C 4QL,
+44 (0)20 7278 3888
Frozen yoghurt bars are so in vogue at the moment. Super healthy and naturally fat free, FRAE fro-yo is made on British farms with real yogurt. We recommend the English Bramble, piled high with raspberries and blackberries.
27 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA,
+44 (0)20 7704 6538