Parrillan is the smart outdoor spin-off from the peeps behind neighbouring Barrafina and is something special. DIY cooking on a parilla (grill) is what you’re here to do, Spanish-style. The seafood, from shimmering scallops to fabulously fresh red prawns, was stunning. Don't forget the para picar; with the likes of pan con tomate and ham croquetas bringing a touch of sunshine to this al fresco rooftop restaurant.
Once upon a time, the only reason to grab a bite at King’s Cross was if you were waiting for your train. But this once-grimy post-industrial area has undergone an impressive regeneration, and these days it’s packed with fine restaurants. Be it the lofty, warehouse-sized joints around Granary Square, the trendy cafés in Coal Drops Yard or the hip little spots around lower Pentonville, there’s something for all tastes (and budgets, high or low). Check out our list of the best, below. Or dine further afield by trying out the best restaurants in London.