NOVEMBER 2019: We’ve gone back to the icons, adding a sprinkling of all-time faves that we’ve recently re-reviewed and are delighted to report are as marvellous as ever. Hat-tips to Soho’s always-excellent and ever-buzzy Ducksoup, Marylebone’s atmospheric modern tapas joint Twist, and two Mayfair maestros: warm and welcoming steak joint Goodman, and Italian special-occasion spot Murano (from the one and only Angela Hartnett).
Welcome to the Time Out EAT List. The best restaurants in London, handpicked by our local food editor. Places that, yes, have great food, but more importantly will also guarantee you a good time. They might have a killer soundtrack, a cool room, or just really kick-ass service. Or dishes that go beyond excellent but make you smile, too. And all at the right price. Which doesn’t necessarily mean cheap (if you’re on a tight budget, check out our dedicated cheap eats list), but definitely means value for money. In short, the best restaurants, at every price point, across London.
From the special occasion destination restaurants to the cult shipping container spots, if it’s on the list, we think it’s awesome. And we reckon you will too.
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