Haute Top 5: Most Expensive Restaurants in London 2017

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Fine dining is about more than the food, it’s a multi-sensory experience which requires both visual and physical stimulation. With countless restaurants sprawling across the city, we were spoiled for choice. Here’s our top restaurant picks on London’s créme de la créme:

 

1 Alain Ducasse

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Holding court at the Dorchester Hotel, Alain Ducasse’s three Michelin star restaurant is right at home within this London landmark. In the heart of luxe Mayfair, diners are treated to a celebration of classical cooking and French charm. Executive Chef Jean-Phillipe Blondet is fastidious about sourcing only the freshest and most seasonable produce. This is unsurprising seeing as he has been trained by Ducasse himself, whose motto is "the product is the only truth”. If you’re looking for a little bit of French splendor in the heart of London, this will hit the spot.
The Dorchester, 53 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA

2 Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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Gordon Ramsay may be the British badboy of fine dining, but we’ll forgive him for every temper tantrum in the face of the culinary brilliance that is Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Showing us exactly why he boasts three prominent Michelin stars attracting salivating food groupies globally, Ramsay’s influence is evident in every course. Run by chef patron Clare Smyth MBE, guests will experience a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Presentation is of elevated importance, based on the belief that our eyes are first to feed the senses. The stylish restaurant, designed by Fabled Studio, combines modern elegance with exceptional service.
68 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HP

3 Marcus

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Nestled within The Berkeley hotel is one of London’s most acclaimed restaurants, Marcus. Marcus Wareing’s namesake restaurant is changing the perceptions attributed to British food with distinct French influence. The service is exceptional and the surroundings are plush and elegant. Infusing each course with the sophistication of those well-earned two-Michelin stars, Marcus Wareing’s cookery talent leaves us in no doubt of his reputation as one of the most esteemed chefs and restaurateurs in Britain. The lavish and indulgent ambiance is offset by a surprisingly laid-back menu which offers five courses of fresh and seasonal produce.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7RL

4 Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

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Hélène Darroze takes no prisoners, boasting a World’s Best Chef 2015 award. Despite the high bar of expectations, she certainly does not disappoint. This two Michelin-starred restaurant is located in uber elegant The Connaught hotel and Darroze's creativity and passion are infamous with diners eagerly anticipating her latest masterpiece. This leader in female food royalty selects only seasonal ingredients, exclusively available only on the day of serving. The result is extraordinary French cuisine in a sophisticated interior with so much visual allure you’ll never want to leave.
The Connaught, Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL

5 Céleste

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It's quite easy to get swept off your feet inside the glamorous Lanesborough Hotel, but first you must dine at Céleste. Led by Executive Chef Florian Favario, this Michelin-starred restaurant offers European fine dining at the pinnacle of perfection. The glass roof of the restaurant offers a magical experience, whether you’re cloud-watching or star-gazing. Radiating the gleam of opulence, you can’t help but feel indulged the minute you’re shown to your seat. The richly decorated dining room allows guests a visual treat, from natural daytime luminosity to a chandelier-lit evening glow.
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia, London SW1X 7TA
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