London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and as a result boasts one of the most eclectic dining scenes. Whichever cuisine takes your fancy, London has a variety of restaurants capable of taking your breath away.
With 67 Michelin-starred restaurants in the 2020 Guide, it is also one of the top-ranked cities in the world for fine dining. Although a Michelin star is not the only indicator of excellence, it is still the award that chefs covet most.
Here, we take a look at some of the best restaurants in London, covering everything from long-established culinary institutions to exciting new concepts.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
One of just three London restaurants with three Michelin stars, Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester has long been regarded as the city’s ultimate fine-dining destination. By retaining its third star in the 2020 guide, it celebrated a decade with the honor having first earned it in 2010. Ducasse’s career has been laden with Michelin stars, currently holding 18 and at one stage having as many as 21.
Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester offers contemporary French cuisine in modern and elegant décor along with professional and friendly service. The seasonal menu changes frequently, but diners can expect a mix of British ingredients and French technique. There is also a vegetarian menu (Jardin) in an ode to the changing habits of diners.
The restaurant also houses the most famous dining table in London. Located in the center of the dining room, the Table Lumière is surrounded by 4,500 shimmering optical fibers which drop dramatically from the ceiling cleverly allowing guests to enjoy the ambiance and buzz of the restaurant whilst being nearly screened from view. Guests also dine off of stunning Hermès china sets and Puiforcat silverware and drink from Saint-Louis crystal glasses.