January 2023: Happy New Year! Though it might seem as if this month is all about cutting back on things (bye booze for Dry January, farewell flesh for Veganuary), we're still committed to bringing you the magical culinary delights of London. So you can stay off the meat at Tofu Vegan, and have fun without the beers at Plaza Khao Gaeng, where diners get high on heat instead. Don't care either way? Then eat, drink and be meaty at our new fave, Mount St Restaurant.
You can’t get bored of eating out in London. The city’s restaurant scene is a rich tapestry of different cuisines and flavours. From the family-run neighbourhood Thai joint that’s been around for years to the Michelin-starred grandee where you can sit at a counter and watch genius chefs at work, London’s restaurants are diverse, creative and always exciting.
Being taken care of at a restaurant is a real privilege, and as we tuck into our freshly made pasta with a glass of natural wine or fiery curry with a cold beer, it’s easy to forget about the people who cook for and serve us. That’s why we want to celebrate and shine a light on the capital’s hospitality industry with our Best Restaurants list.
On it are the places we go back to again and again. There are old favourites such as St John, with its always-excellent roast bone marrow and parsley salad, and new haunts we’ve fallen in love with at first bite, such as Planque, a haven for wine lovers with an ever-changing menu of French food.
Whether it’s a place with communal outdoor tables where you wolf down a taco, salsa dribbling down your arm, or a swanky fine-dining joint for a four-course dinner, everywhere on our list serves up incredible food you won’t forget. This is your guide to eating out in the capital in 2023. Tuck in.
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