Best 10 Michelin-starred restaurants in London

For a meal to remember, splash out at one of the best Michelin-starred restaurants in London.
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From world-class venues run by famous chefs such as Alain Ducasse and Jeff and Chris Galvin, to newer, up-and-coming eateries from emerging talents, London is the place to treat yourself to award-winning food.

The options need not break the bank either, with all sorts of eateries spanning various cuisines, from a Michelin-starred pub and classic British hotspots, to sushi specialists or award-winning Indian fare.

There are 66 Michelin-starred restaurants in London. A Michelin star is a mark of distinction awarded by the Michelin travel guides. It recognises the high quality of the cooking and service of a restaurant. A venue may be awarded one, two or three stars, representing very good, exceptional or exquisite cuisine.

Make sure to book ahead for a table, as London's Michelin-starred restaurants are often booked up well in advance.

1. Amaya

Enjoy the theatrical open kitchen at acclaimed Indian restaurant, Amaya, in Belgravia. Tuck into a range of seafood, meat and vegetarian food at this swish venue from the team behind Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy. Although contemporary in nature, the dishes here are cooked using traditional techniques, whether in the tandoor oven, over coals or on a hot grill plate.

2. Chez Bruce

Head to Chez Bruce by Wandsworth Common for high-end French cuisine and fantastic service. Here, it's all homemade charcuterie, slow-cooked braises, classical desserts and excellent bread and cheese. In fact, the restaurant takes its cheese board very seriously and it forms an integral part of the experience. The wine list is also among the best in the UK.

3. The Dining Room at The Goring

Treat yourself to a royal experience at The Dining Room at The Goring. Frequented by Catherine, The Princess of Wales, this refined British Michelin-starred restaurant is set in a magnificent Edwardian hotel, The Goring, and the food is as exquisite as the chandelier-adorned setting. Think Rhug Estate lamb or Cornish wild halibut...

4. Galvin at Windows

Admire sweeping views of Hyde Park while tucking into delicious French fare at Galvin at Windows, on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. Menu highlights include marbled duck liver, wild sea bass with pomme dauphine and the delicious apple tarte tatin with calvados.

5. Hakkasan

Sample Chef Tong Chee Hwee's contemporary take on Cantonese cuisine at elegantly designed, Michelin-starred restaurant Hakkasan, a celebrity haunt in Mayfair. The dim sum are particularly scrumptious. Other highlights include the roasted silver cod with champagne and honey and the black truffle roasted duck.

6. Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

Delight in superb French cuisine from two Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. Her menu combines classical French cooking techniques with intense, seasonal flavours. Some of the ingredients that are part of her acclaimed signature dishes include chicken from her native Les Landes, in South West France, Scottish scallops, Indian spices and freshly caught tuna from Saint-Jean-de-Luz.

7. Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Discover classic British recipes with a modern twist at two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal. Inspired by the revival and modernisation of traditional recipes, the menu features simple modern dishes inspired by the gastronomic past, including powdered duck breast and tipsy cake.

8. The Harwood Arms

Experience incredible British food in relaxed surroundings at The Harwood Arms, the only Michelin-starred pub in London. A rural haven in the middle of Fulham, The Harwood Arms delights diners with pub classics and new creations executed to perfection, with a focus on game and wild food. The Sunday roasts are to die for.

9. Marcus

Dine on fine, seasonal British ingredients prepared with French influences at Marcus, acclaimed chef Marcus Wareing's flagship Michelin-starred restaurant in Belgravia. Lake District sirloin with bordelaise sauce, Cornish lobster with scorched yam or pan-roasted foie gras with cep and brioche: the menu is packed with bold and indulgent flavours.

10. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay fan? Join the well-heeled Chelsea set at the celebrity chef's flagship restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. It's one of the rare places in London to boast three Michelin stars. The elegant interior, impeccable service and delicious French menu more than live up to the famous chef's reputation.
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