Just a bunch of my mates’ favourite London restaurants

One of the things that I love about London is being spoiled rotten when it comes to good grub. You can find incredible food from every corner of the earth but that just means that choosing where eat out can be quite the challenge.

So I decided to ask some of my friends for their recommendations for dining out in the big smoke.

Here are our Top 6 …

WendyWendy says … Pollen Street Social, MayfairPollen St Social

“Pollen Street Social; the attention to detail is incredible, you feel so pampered with all the little extras, the food is delicious and beautifully presented and a 3 course lunch (with lots of additional ‘snacks’ between courses) is £34.50!”

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DT says … Fischer’s, MaryleboneFischer's

“Fischer’s has the best schnitzel in town and reminds me of Vienna! The atmosphere is great, the service is impeccable ohh and the deserts are really delicious. A must for any Austrian nostalgic!”

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Lucy CLucy says … Clos Maggiore, Covent GardenClos Maggiore

“Just because it’s oh so beautiful and has one of the worlds biggest collections of wine.”

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ParisParis says … Clutch, HackneyIMG_3584

“Clutch is a funky little place in Hackers serving sexy variations of chicken alongside what I’m going to go ahead and call ‘THE BEST’ chips I’ve ever had. Obviously I went for the wings: spicy& sour and also honey & sesame.The fried chicken looked beautiful though and I fully intend to go back and sample it.”
For more from Paris,check out her amazing food blog Cheap Tastes London.

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Lucy BLucy says … Chotto Matte, SohoChotto Matte

“Chotto Matte is my FAVOURITE new discovery. It’s Japanese / Peruvian fusion and it’s fun and funky. The food is stunning, fresh, innovative and yummy. It’s pricey, so it’s good for a treat or a special ocassion. Great bar with amazing cocktails, downstairs, very buzzy and lots going on. Brilliant for a first date. I LOVE it.”

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Chris says … Joy King Lau, PiccadillywindowChris

“Joy King Lau is possibly the worst kept secret of one of the best value restaurants in London. I’ve been going to Joy King for over 15 years now and the quality of food is so consistent. It’s no Hakkasan for its sheer presentation skills nor like Pearl Liang for its punchy fusion but it delivers what you expect – great quality dim sum.The prawn and chive dumplings will be stuffed in the mouth in one go so don’t expect conversation while savouring it. The menu is helpful for vegetarians – a new innovation in Chinatown! What ever you order, always ALWAYS leave room for the steam custard bun – it’s worth the wait and the space in your stomach.”

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