Regardless of whether you’re in London for the weekend or you’ve been living there your whole life, being in London is what you want if you’re a foodie.
The capital of the United Kingdom is packed with exceptional restaurants, eateries, food trucks and numerous other establishments, traditional and alternative alike. What everyone interested in quality food can agree on is that Michelin guide, while not necessarily something to abide blindly, is a very useful reference point for finding an exceptional place to eat. True, such acknowledgement usually comes with a price, and that is for both the restaurant that has to work extra hard to offer quality and the customer who then has to pay for that quality, but vising a Michelin-starred restaurant is a memorable experience. You should give one of these restaurants a shot while you’re in London, if only to see what’s the fuss about!
Sketch Lecture Room & Library, 3 Michelin stars
It is one of the most unique places to eat in London, and all that starts with their website – it barely has anything on it. Once you visit, you are presented with two options, which are book or play. While book is pretty self-explanatory, play means you get to stay on the website and order around shapes and colours in order to create your own fusion of senses. That speaks to the vision of the restaurant; it seeks to empower food by utilizing not only the taste characteristics, but also shapes, colours and other factors that come together to an exceptionally aesthetically pleasing whole. Their info section is tiny and presents you only with the essentials, such as working hours. The restaurant itself is stretched out over 4 spaces, each with its own intention, from tea and pastries to England- and France-inspired haute cuisine. With their smart dress code, exceptional a la carte menu and exclusive interior, you will have a dining experience of a lifetime there.
La Dame de Pic London, 2 Michelin Stars
With the most renown female Michelin-starred chef, Anne-Sophie Pic, at the forefront, La Dame de Pic London will offer you a meal you’ll never forget. From Pic’s signature meals to the sights of Tower of London and Tower Bridge, this is where you want to go if you’re looking for a dining experience you’d never be able to replicate at home, no matter how hard you tried. There are two spaces – the main dining room and a private one, where a group of up to 12 can enjoy their exceptional dinner or lunch in an intimate atmosphere. Pic is known for introducing alternative cooking methods and ground-breaking taste combinations, so be prepared for an adventure for the taste buds.
The Dysart Petersham, 1 Michelin Star
This family-owned restaurant in Petersham operates with family values in mind. And when the family happens to greatly value food, a Michelin-star worthy combination arises. As you would expect from a restaurant located in a village, 30 minutes away from Mayfair, The Dysart Petersham puts a lot of emphasis on the origins of their produce, locally grown and ecological ingredients, natural flavours and aromas. The cooking methods stretch back for centuries, and the atmosphere is very cosy, so this is your Michelin-starred go-to if you’re looking for some exceptionally high-quality homey dinner.