Christmas is coming! New Year’s too! The lights, the presents, – all the spirit embrace the city. And when refers to eating, London has an amazing list of restaurants to choose. However, we offer you a short list of the best places to eat in this season.
From the restaurant hotels to street vintage places, all decorate and prepare a menu for this season.
And if you want to surprise you plus one, you are in the right place!
“The Riding House Café is a modern all-day brasserie near Oxford Circus in the West End of London. Award-winning breakfast. Private dining room available.”
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“The Riding House Café is an all-day, fun and informal neighbourhood brasserie situated amidst Fitzrovia’s creative and media community, split across a variety of areas to eat, drink, meet and socialise. A bustling canteen, more formal dining room and a relaxed lounge are all joined together by the large dining bar and open kitchen.
The predominantly Modern European menu features a range of small and large plates to suit any time of day. Dishes are wholesome, with an emphasis on fresh, light ingredients.”
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“Recently crowned London’s ‘Most Romantic Restaurant’ in Harden’s Restaurant Guide 2013, Clos Maggiore is an oasis of calm in the heart of Covent Garden, serving beautifully presented, contemporary French cuisine. Influenced by the stylish country inns of Provence and Tuscany its unique interior is an intimate setting for couples, groups of friends or business diners.”
“For something exceptional this Christmas, choose our beautiful private dining room for a sophisticated party up to 23 guests. With sumptuous wood panelling and a roaring log fire, the intimate dining room evokes a rich, warm and inviting atmosphere that makes it the perfect Christmas venue for a private event with friends, family or colleagues. “
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“Clos Maggiore is an oasis of calm in the heart of Covent Garden. Influenced by the stylish country inns of Provence and Tuscany its unique interiors create a warmth and intimacy enjoyed by both business and private parties. The conservatory has a fully retractable glass roof creating a bright and airy dining space, particularly lovely during the Spring and Summer seasons. It is transformed at night by candles, starlight and a crackling fire during the Winter months. Head Chef Marcellin Marc cooks sublime Provençal inspired cuisine with contemporary panache. Marcellin is committed to using locally sourced seasonal ingredients to create perfectly balanced menus which were awarded three AA-rosettes since 2008. Our extensive cellar at Clos Maggiore includes over 2,000 labels and was extended earlier this year to include an additional 400 wines at a low – mid price range. We are very proud to have been awarded the “Best of Award of Excellence” consistently since 2003 by Wine Spectator.”
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“Maggie Jones’s has been a favourite haunt among Kensington locals for over 40 years. Cosy, rustic, informal and incurably romantic, the restaurant is tucked away in a little cul-de-sac between Kensington High Street and Kensington Church Street.
Maggie’s is warm, friendly and traditional, with a generous menu full of classic dishes, beautifully cooked.”
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“With a glamorous interior evoking the golden age of the 1930s, Michelin-starred Galvin at Windows restaurant and bar has become one of the most talked about destinations since opening in May 2006. Situated on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane in the heart of Mayfair, it is renowned for its peerless views over the capital, including some of the most iconic sites such as The City, The Shard, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.”
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“Head Chef Andre Garrett and Chef Patron Chris Galvin have created seasonally inspired menus based around modern French haute cuisine that have now earned the restaurant its first, much-deserved Michelin Star. Galvin at Windows is a restaurant where honest food and genuine hospitality are already a tradition after just a few short years. Because of the elegance of the room and the jaw-dropping 360-degree views, Galvin at Windows is certainly a destination restaurant with fine service and all the trimmings. But, clever Galvin staff, the set lunch menu and bar express menu bring this sublime French cuisine within reach.”
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“The Restaurant offers fine dining in an intimate atmosphere. Our modern British dishes are seasonal and beautifully presented with an innovative twist.
The Restaurant also offers a superb vegetarian/vegan menu and our sommelier team is on hand to assist with the first class wine list, which offers over 800 wines from around the world.”
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“The Oxo Tower is a London landmark, and its restaurants – a dining room and brasserie, and a bar too – emanate a sense of occasion. A glass frontage makes the most of river views, but the brasserie terrace on a summer night was the ideal vantage point (or should have been, but the ferocious air-conditioning seemed to permeate outside). Cooking has an adventurous global slant. Take beef carpaccio, here teamed with teriyaki onions, shimeji mushrooms and wasabi mayonnaise. Other dishes stick more consistently with their region of origin – as with our starter of lamb merguez sausages with couscous, houmous and dukka, which was fine but no more than the sum of fairly run-of-the-mill ingredients.
Soft-shell crab was better, fried in fine golden breadcrumbs, with ‘kimchi slaw’ and a ‘Korean barbecue mayonnaise’ lending eastern bite. There’s global inspiration in the mains too. Scallops with fried coconut cake, tomato kasundi (an Indian relish) and coconut cucumber salad was our dish of the night: a generous portion of big, soft, meaty scallops set on polenta-like coconut cake, the cucumber salad a delicate accompaniment. Sea bass with oyster mushrooms and crayfish soba noodles was interesting too, but packed a milder punch. Service had a few mix-ups on our visit, but overall the vibe was good. Be prepared to pay for those glorious views, though.”
“Hakkasan Hanway Place is the original restaurant of Hakkasan that opened in 2001 in London. Designed by famed designer Christian Liaigre, the space embodies the Hakkasan design ethos of the modern ethnic now found in Hakkasan restaurants around the world. Wooden screens and latticing made of dark English oak is the same luxuriant material used for the 16-metre bar, and the Ling Ling dining area evokes old school Chinoiserie decadence, punctuated by black and gold traditionally drawn panels. An open-plan kitchen is visible from the restaurant, making the activity in the kitchen part of the restaurant’s theatre.”
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“Hakkasan Hanway Place have recently launched ‘Dim Sum Sundays’. Priced at £48 or £58 per person, Dim Sum Sundays is a weekly lunch event hosted by our lounge DJs, available every Sunday from 12pm until 5.45pm. The £58 menu includes a cocktail from Hakkasan’s award-winning list to start, followed by a half bottle of NV Perrier-Jouët Blason Brut Rosé, and concludes with a digestive cocktail to enjoy with dessert.”
Source @Top Table
You just need to choose the restaurant who adapts better for you and your family.
All of them are perfect, with great views, fantastic food and a great ambience.
Give us your opinion after experiencing these fantastics restaurants! We hope you like!