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Ten top destinations for chic eats and hip drinks in London

We’ve selected ten of the best places to eat, drink and party right across London – with special bargains for members of the Starwood loyalty programme

One-O-One Restaurant

The high-class One-O-One Restaurant stands out even among the swanky shops and eateries of Knightsbridge, one of London’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. Voted Britain’s fifth best restaurant by The Sunday Times last year, it continues to serve some of the city’s best seafood. Breton chef Pascal Proyart is passionate about sustainable food and creates sensational dishes from the freshest ingredients – try something adventurous like roasted white halibut with cuttlefish noodles, cocoa beans and wild garlic cassoulet, accompanied by a fine wine.

SPG members get a year-round 10 percent discount. 

The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RN. 020 7235 8050

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Spice Market

On the corner of Leicester Square, bang in the middle of the bustling West End, Spice Market is a casual restaurant inspired by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s travels through south-east Asia. The decor is full of eccentric touches like lights made from woks, and dominated by a wow-factor spice rack, 24m wide and spanning two floors, a perfect reminder that spices are key to Vongerichten’s fusion cooking. Dishes are beautifully presented versions of classic Asian street food, designed for sharing tapas-style.

SPG members get a year-round 10 percent discount.

W London Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D 6QF. 020 7758 1000

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Terrace Grill & Bar

Pop up to the second floor of Le Méridien Piccadilly, just off Piccadilly Circus, and escape the crowds in the civilised enclave of the Terrace Grill & Bar, where you can sample two great British traditions at once with their superb Gin & Tonic Afternoon Tea. The Gin Bar serves a fine array of cocktails – the Classic G&T Martini is two cocktail favourites in one, and among the ‘Forgotten Gin Classics’ you’ll find a Martinez, precursor to the modern martini. On the lovely conservatory terrace you can tuck into locally sourced meat and fish dishes at the Grill.

SPG members get a 20 percent discount.

Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH. 020 7734 8000

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With a terrace overlooking leafy Green Park and a classy dining room of monochrome tiling and muted brown furniture, Citrus Restaurant is a lovely spot for a casual lunch or dinner. The team here is passionate about the lively flavours and ingredients of Italian cooking, freshening up traditional dishes with a modern twist, such as veal carpaccio with truffle cheese, or strawberry risotto with balsamic vinegar, without forgetting perfectly executed classics like lasagne. All the dishes, including the delicious ice creams and sorbets, are made from scratch, and the pasta is delivered fresh every day from an Italian producer in London.

SPG members get a 15 percent discount. 

Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, W1J 7BX. 020 7499 6321

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W Lounge & Bar

From an early morning coffee to evening cocktails and after-dinner nightcaps, W Lounge provides tempting bites and beverages day and night. Get ready to hit the W Rock Tea, an afternoon tea with a twist, which features scones and cakes inspired by iconic rock albums and songs, or try brunch on a Sunday, the ideal way to round off a busy weekend in the capital.

SPG members get a 10 percent discount.

W London-Leicester Square, 10 Wardour Street, W1D 6QF. 020 7758 1000

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The Knightsbridge Lounge

When the Tea Guild allows you to become a member, you know how to serve an excellent afternoon tea. An idyllic Hyde Park-inspired tea parlour, hot chocolate and champagne bar, the Knightsbridge Lounge at the Park Tower Knightsbridge is the perfect destination for a spot of afternoon tea, served under a canopy of elegant magnolia blossoms. The ambience is influenced by its distinguished location across from the gardens of Hyde Park. Featuring delicately brewed, fragrant blends by the British tea supplier Twinings, and indulgent hot chocolate by Rococo, the modern High Tea is a unique experience.

SPG members get a year-round 10 percent discount.

Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RN. 020 7235 8050

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Longitude 0º8'

Set on the grand sweep of Piccadilly, Longitude 0º8' is the area's most sophisticated venue for after-office and pre-dinner drinks, a place where early evening aperitifs give way to some serious cocktailing at night – whether you fancy a James Bond-approved Vesper Martini or an exotic Shinrijo's Sour, made with 12-year-aged Japanese whisky. Accompanying this cocktail culture, a unique chocolate experience is provided by chocolatier, Aneesh Popat, with fine artisan British chocolates, special cocktails and chocolate pairings creating exciting and experimental flavours.

SPG members get a year-round 20 percent discount.

Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH. 020 7734 8000

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The Palm Court Lounge

One of the classic London venues for an afternoon tea, the Palm Court at the Park Lane Hotel is a gorgeous, airy setting in which to savour a reviving brew made from the finest leaves. In the bright, elegant art deco room, under the gorgeous arched stained-glass skylights, you can tuck into towers of goodies including finger sandwiches of coronation smoked chicken or roast beef and wasabi, scones with jam and cream, and French patîsserie. The tea list is impressive, from traditional ‘English’ cuppas like Darjeeling and Earl Grey, to healthy infusions such as blackcurrant and hibiscus and exquisite Oriental teas including silver needle, jasmine pearl and flowering osmanthus.

SPG members get a 15 percent discount. 

Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, W1J 7BX. 020 7499 6321

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w xyz bar

The newest addition to Starwood’s London portfolio, buzzy w xyz bar is perfect for post-work winding-down after a hard day at the adjoining ExCeL conference centre. Shoot a game of pool to work out any team tensions, crack open the laptop and sip something nice as you catch up with your emails using the free wi-fi, or let your hair down to the DJs with a martini in hand. And if you’re in danger of playing too hard, there are bar snacks to fuel you up again, and gourmet pot meals such as chorizo, chick peas and pork or British beef in ale.

SPG members get a 10 percent discount.

Aloft London ExCeL, One Eastern Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, E16 1FR. 020 3203 0700

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The Hyde Bar

Marking the return of connoisseur culture, the Hyde Bar is an intimate lounge bar in one of London's most exclusive districts. It’s the perfect place to enjoy premium whisky and fine cigars. Capturing the masculine charm of a private members’ club, this Knightsbridge hangout blends traditional hospitality with a taste for the refined.

SPG members get a 10 percent discount.

The Park Tower Knightsbridge, London, 101 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RN. 020 7235 8050

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Forget the clichés about soggy chips and warm beer; nowadays London is one of the world’s best cities for going out to eat and drink. Its real strength is variety. London offers a fabulous mix of venues, from cool and lively cocktail bars to serene 1920s tea lounges, and cuisine from all over the world, whether you fancy Asian street snacks, top-quality Italian pasta or seafood so fresh you'll catch yourself humming a fisherman's sea shanty.

So wherever you are in town, check out one of these excellent destinations and sign up as a Starwood Preferred Guest® Member to earn exclusive savings and savour additional benefits through its limited time Triple Benefits promotion (see below for more information).

Interested in the only hotel loyalty programme offering deals on restaurants and bars? Register for free membership of the Starwood Preferred Guest® programme or at participating hotels for year-round savings of up to 30 percent at more than 1,000 Starwood hotel venues, including those above.