Some of the finest dining in the world – check out Haute Living’s choice for the top five 5-star restaurants in London.
1 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
If the name Gordon Ramsay doesn’t say enough already, we’ll be happy to tell you more. Since 2001, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chef Ramsay’s first owned restaurant, has won three Michelin stars and gained prestige as one of the best restaurants in London – and the UK. The restaurant was designed by the famed David Collins, and seats 45 guests intimately. It serves a slew of menus, including the Menu Prestige that includes dishes like the Isle of Gigha halibut with Atlantic King crab, cauliflower couscous, finger lime and ras el hanout infused broth.
68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW4 4HP
020 7352 4441
2 Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
Alain Ducasse is one of the most decorated chefs in the world, earning honors like the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences Finest Chef in the World Award and a plural of Michelin stars. His restaurant in London, Alain Ducasse, is housed in The Dorchester Hotel, a five-star luxury hotel. It serves contemporary French food, including a set 3-course meal that includes wine. Along with two other Alain Ducasse Restaurants in Monaco and Paris, the Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester holds three Michelin stars.
Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA England
+44 (0) 20 7629 8866
3 The Fat Duck
The Fat Duck isn’t known as one of the best restaurants in London or the UK – it’s known to be one of the best restaurants in the world – awarded three Michelin stars and voted Best Restaurant in the World by “Restaurant” magazine”. The brilliant and world-renowned chef Heston Blumenthol runs the Fat Duck and serves unusual food creations. The Tasting Menu offers dishes like you’ve never seen before, such as Jelly of Quail, Crayfish Cream or Mad Hatter’s Tea Party (c. 1850) – mock turtle soup, pocket watch and toast sandwich.
High St Hurley, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6, United Kingdom
4 Le Gavroche
Currently run by esteemed Chef Michel Roux Jr., Le Gavroche was the first UK restaurant to win 3 Michelin stars. The restaurant takes you back to the classics, serving exceptional wines, cheese and classical French dishes like Coquille St. Jacques Girllée, Bouquet de Salade et Carottes, Crème à l’Estragon – Grilled Scallops with Carrots and Salad Leaves, Tarragon Mustard.
43 Upper Brook Street, London W1K 7QR
020 7408 0881
5 The Capital Restaurant
Executive Head Chef Jérôme Ponchelle continues to maintain the high esteem of the Capital Restaurant. The restaurant, which has been named one of the Best 5 Hotel Restaurants in London by Zagat Buzz in August 2011, offers intimate service and creative French cuisine, as well as a bar with delicious cocktails. Give yourself the experience to remember with the Medallion of Fallow Deer Venison and Red Wine Poached Pear Glazed Baby Carrot and Parsnips Purée.
22-24 basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT
+ 44 (0) 20 7589 5171