The 100 best restaurants in London

Feast your eyes on the top restaurants in London, from the new gastronomic game-changers to the seasoned heavyweights who give this city its culinary chops

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Even for people as gastronomically experienced as Time Out’s Eating & Drinking team, whittling down the very best places to eat in London to just a handful of absolutely essential culinary stars was no simple task.

Setting the criteria for our list of the 100 best restaurants in London was the easy bit. Anywhere we felt compelled to revisit again and again was instantly in, as were the places doing bold things with simple ingredients. The city’s latest culinary trends had to be acknowledged, of course, but only those at the top of their game could be considered for inclusion. We fretted, we sweated, we chewed on toothpicks while dramatically shortening shortlists with a big red marker. Until, at last, we had London’s best restaurants.

So in the list below – surely the ultimate guide to eating out in London – you’ll find it all: zeitgeist-defining celebrity haunts, simple but stunning food from some of the world’s most exciting chefs, places with starched linen napkins and places where you’ll have to eat with your fingers. What they all have in common is that they serve uncommonly good food, at fair prices, with service befitting the setting. In short, if you’re looking for a great meal, you’ve come to the right place.

You can browse the best restaurants in London by area or focus on a specific cuisine – if you’re looking for the finest British, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Indian or Italian restaurants in the capital, you’ll find them right here. You can also refine our list to suit your budget, whether you’re feeling flush or want something more affordable, though if you’re being particularly frugal you might want to check out our list devoted entirely to the capital’s best cheap eats.

Don’t forget to let us know which is your favourite place to chow down in London – you can leave a comment below, send us a tweet or vote on our selection – and tally up how many of our top 100 you’ve eaten at.

Now, go forth and feed!

Reviews by Tania Ballantine, Guy Dimond, Richard Ehrlich, Phil Harriss, Celia Plender

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Hello everyone.

The real thing about

"16 a pitifield street. N16EY" nearby Old street station

Best American pizza shop

I was working with this shop but honestly I telling you guys the truth

1. When they making a pizza powder they always put them on the surface (above the fridge) without cleaning and if you can see one of them at the back there is a lot of rust(It very dirty I swear to god)

2. The toilet was very dirty and so smell.

3. The workers always wearing the same shirts same trousers all the time without changed and without napkins you can see.

4. All meats all vegetables no date of expire (they do not put what day start, what day expire?)

5. No thermometers to check the temperature inside the fridges, the freezers.

6. All around the edges inside the freezers, fridges so dirty they never clean them up.

7. They don't have the books to do report or check everything I said

#### Please report the police and immigration to check all workers, who they are

-who are students, college, university?, who are british? legal? illegal?

-to check all of them about tax? because they are running tax. They never pay tax for the workers.

All I telling because

1. The owener they cheating to me

(I working this week I can correct money next week. If you want to finish this job you have to put notice for 4 weeks that too much long)

2. They put me dayever they want and put me start any time they want like 7.30pm some day 6pm and finish what timeever they want some night midnight some night 1am. some night 1.30am. some week put me 4 days some weeks put me 5 days so If I wont do they fuck me off from this job and I can not take any money from them.

Please understand me, they pushing me to do this. I do not have any choice. (but all above 1-7 are the real)

for more evidances there are 4-5 recording cameras inside this store you can check.

This is the owener number

+44 7830 224196

the resturant number

02077294428

Respect all of you.

Thanks for reading

Chris B
Chris B

Amazing list from an Amazing city .... I gotta give Trullo some well deserved love it's the kind of place we all need in our life .. Welcoming warm , and of course a killer well sourced menu that is lovingly handled and delivered Italian inspired with modern British sensibilities... Well done Trullo xo .