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LA POULE AU POT

French brasserie offering great authentic French cuisine and wine, La Poule au Pot is a Chelsea institution. Make like Reiss and look out for famous faces having a low-key meal, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

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231 Ebury Street, London SW1 8UT

+44 (0)20 7730 7763

www.pouleaupot.co.uk

RED HOUSE

Contemporary European brasserie-style restaurant and bar, with impeccable service, great atmosphere and delicious food? Red House has all these and more.

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2 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NS

+44 (0)20 7581 9139

www.rhlondon.com

TOM AIKEN

Opened in 2003 and completely re-designed in 2012, Tom Aiken's flagship restaurant has an chic but informal design that perfectly represents modern British cooking. With a menu which celebrates organic, natural ingredients, the result is dishes that are as arresting to look at as they are to taste.

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43 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT

+44 (0)20 7584 2003

www.tomaikens.co.uk

FRAE

Frozen yoghurt bars are so in vogue this summer. Super healthy and naturally fat free, FRAE fro-yo is made on British farms with real yogurt. Take our advice and opt for the English bramble for a guilt-free treat.

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130 Kings Road, London SW3 4TR

+44 (0)20 7704 6538

www.frae.co.uk

THE BOTANIST

From breakfast through to post-theatre dinner, The Botanist is a relaxed but glamorous restaurant that offers a delicious range of seasonal, British dishes any time of the day. Reassuringly affordable and situated in the heart of Sloane Square, this is a perfect option for a spot of pre or post shopping sustenance.

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7-12 Sloane Square, London SW1W 8EE

+44 (0)20 7730 0077

www.thebotanistonsloanesquare.com

THE ORANGERY

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Kensington Gardens, Queen Anne's 18th Century Orangery is the ideal location for a spot of lunch or an afternoon tea. With a wide selection of fine teas (as well as wine and champagne), pull up a chair and relax with table-full of sweet treats.

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Kensington Palace Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

+44 (0)20 7376 0239

www.hrp.org.uk/kensingtonpalace/foodanddrink/orangery

YASHIN

Tucked away off Kensington High Street, Yashin Sushi is a restaurant worth finding. It has a menu which is rich in flavour using high quality ingredients to deliver both traditional and contemporary sushi and sashimi dishes. Experience sushi in a unique way and enjoy the spectacle of food being prepared in front of your very eyes with seating available around the central kitchen area.

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1a Argyll Road, London W8 7DB

+44(0)20 7938 1536

www.yashinsushi.com/w8

MAGGIE JONES'

Embrace Maggie Jones' as a cosy retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Kensington High Street. With a combination of rustic calm and secret romance, this restaurant oozes charm. The menu is sure to send your taste buds tingling, with home-cooked traditionally British food, and huge bottles of wine which come with their own dip-sticks to measure how much you've drunk!

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6 Old Court Place, Kensington Church Street, London W8 4PL

+44 (0)20 7937 6462

www.maggie-jones.co.uk

WHITS

A charming restaurant well known to locals, Whits serves up delicious and predominately French cuisine. Described as a 'little nugget', the excellent food and service means it comes highly recommended, with an inviting atmosphere adding to the ambience.

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21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH

+44 (0)20 7938 1122

www.whits.co.uk

THE LEDBURY

Awarded 2 Michelin Stars, the restaurant's team pride itself on providing exquisite cuisine and outstanding service in a relaxed atmosphere, creating the ultimate dining experience.

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127 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AQ

+44 (0)20 7792 9090

www.theledbury.com

NOTTING HILL BRASSERIE

Tucked away from the bustling streets of Notting Hill, this restaurant provides a modern Mediterranean menu which can be enjoyed in its opulent surroundings. The brassiere creates an idyllic atmosphere with neutral decor, high ceilings and a live jazz musician.

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92 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2PN

+44 (0)20 7229 4481

www.nottinghillbrasserie.com

THE HUMMINGBIRD BAKERY

Portobello Road is home to the first branch of The Hummingbird, an American-style bakery. All cakes are freshly baked, beautifully and carefully decorated to the highest quality. The Hummingbird Bakery offers a full range of baked treats and desserts; you'll be spoilt for choice.

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133 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY

+44 (0)20 7229 6446

www.hummingbirdbakery.com

THE FIFTH FLOOR RESTAURANT

Situated on the top floor of Harvey Nichols' flagship store, the Fifth Floor restaurant has always been a favourite with London's fashionistas and is the perfect place for post-shopping refuels. The roof terrace is a hidden gem on a sunny afternoon.

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Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ

+44 (0)20 7235 5250

www.harveynichols.com/restaurants/fifth-floor-london/fifth-floor-london-restaurant

PETRUS

Petrus is an iconic Knightsbridge eatery, under the direction of the legendary Gordon Ramsay. Serving French cuisine presented with detail and precision in an elegant setting, the restaurant's mantra is 'affordable luxury'.

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1 Kinnerton Street, London SW1X 8EA

+44 (0)20 7592 1609

www.gordonramsay.com/petrus

ZUMA

Described by celebrated chef Marco Pierre White as 'quite simply the best Japanese food in London', Zuma celebrates Japanese cuisine in an indulgent location, a stone's throw from Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

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5 Raphael Street, London SW7 1DL

+1 (305)577 0277

www.zumarestaurant.com/zuma-landing/miami

DAYLESFORD

Delicious organic dishes are the hallmark of what must be one of the most luxurious groceries in London. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and pick up a basket of something seasonal to go.

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208-212 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH

+44 (0)20 7313 8050

www.daylesfordorganic.com

GRANGER & CO

After finding fame Down Under with his fuss-free, casual approach to fresh food, this is restaurateur Bill Granger's first London eatery. The weekend queues snaking out the door speak for themselves.

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175 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2SB

+44 (0)20 7229 9111

www.grangerandco.com

THE DOCK KITCHEN

A surprising restaurant in a surprising location - on Portobello Dock and part of the Tom Dixon showroom - the Dock Kitchen is one of London's most talked about places to eat.

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Portobello Dock, 344-342 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5BU

+44 (0)20 8962 1610

www.dockkitchen.co.uk