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Where Chefs Eat

London's best restaurants, according to our insiders

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Each week we ask our interviewees (chefs, DJs, musicians, artists) where their favourite London restaurant is, and the results are in! Find out where’s top of the list for Jackson Boxer, Albert Adriá, Tommy Banks, Daniel Avery and more.

A. Wong

70 Wilton Rd, Pimlico, London SW1V 1DE
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Chosen by:
Albert Adriá, famed chef at Tickets and Cakes & Bubbles.

Andrew Edumunds

46 Lexington St, Soho, London W1F 0LP
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Chosen by:
Sandia Chang, founder/sommelier at Kitchen Table and Bubbledogs.

Barrafina

Various locations
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Chosen by:
Marcis Dzelzainis, co-founder of Fare.
Masher Rener, head chef at Lina Stores.
Fin Spiteri, head bartender at Rochelle Canteen ICA.

Bentley's Oyster Bar

11-15 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4DG
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Chosen by:
Tom Harris, co-founder of The Marksman and Bunshop.

Brawn

49 Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
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Chosen by:
Michael Sager, co-founder of Fare and Sager + Wilde.

Casa Cruz

123A Clarendon Rd, London W11 4JG
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Chosen by:
Rose Mann, founder of Farm Girl.

Dishoom

Various locations
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Chosen by:
Glyn Fussell, founder of East Creative (Sink the Pink).

Dotori

3 Stroud Green Rd, London N4 2DQ
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Chosen by:
Kevin King, founder of Secret 7″.

Elliot's

12 Stoney St, London SE1 9AD
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Chosen by:
Amanda Lwin, artist and curator.

Ganapati

38 Holly Grove, London SE15 5DF
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Chosen by: Daniel Avery, musician and DJ.

Jikoni

19 – 21 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DG
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Chosen by:
Anna Hansen, chef-founder of The Modern Pantry.

Kiln

58 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9TL
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Chosen by: Tomos Parry, chef-founder of Brat.

Kitty Fisher's

10 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QF
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Chosen by:
William Djoko, musician and DJ.

Londrino

36 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU
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Chosen by:
Margaret Crow, co-founder of Neptune.

Lyle's

Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
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Chosen by:
Mark Gurney, director at Salon and Levan.
Tom Brown, chef-founder at Cornerstone.

Ottolenghi

Various locations
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Chosen by:
Hot Since 82, musician and DJ.

Plum Valley

20 Gerrard St, London W1D 6JQ
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Chosen by:
Ramael Scully, chef-founder of Scully.

Portland

113 Great Portland St, London W1W 6QQ
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Matthew Emerson, co-founder of Perilla.

Quality Chop House

88-94 Farringdon Rd, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 3EA
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Chosen by:
Holly Chaves, founder of Wine and Rind.

Rawduck

197 Richmond Rd, London E8 3NJ
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Chosen by:
Emma Kroeger, co-founder of Dalston Superstore.

Rochelle Canteen

16 Playground Gardens, London E2 7FA
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Chosen by:
Sharmin Jackson, co-founder of Brick House Bakery.
Nicholas Balfe, chef-founder of Salon and Levan.

Royal China Club

40-42 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7AJ
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Chosen by:
Lottie Campbell, co-founder of Night Tales.

Sabor

35-37 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BR
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Chosen by:
Kian Samyani, chef-founder of Berenjak.

Smokestak

35 Sclater St, London E1 6LB
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Chosen by:
Luke Scanlon, co-founder of St. John at Hackney Brewery.

St. John

26 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4AY
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Chosen by:
Jon Rotherham, co-founder of The Marksman and Bunshop.
Frank Pinello, host of Munchies’ pizza show and owner of NYC’s Best Pizza.
Neil Campbell, head chef at ROVI.
Scott Hallsworth, chef-founder of Freak Scene.
Jackson Boxer, co-founder and chef at St Leonards.

Sweetings

39 Queen Victoria St, London EC4N 4SF
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Chosen by:
Soren Jessen, restaurateur (1 Lombard Street, Ekte).

The Anchor and Hope

36 The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8LP
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Chosen by:
Fergus Jackson, co-founder of Brick House Bakery.
Sam Bompas, co-founder of Bompas and Parr.

The Ledbury

127 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AQ
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Chosen by:
Colin McSherry, head chef at Gridiron.
Tommy Banks, chef-founder of The Black Swan at Oldstead and Roots.
Ben Marks, co-founder of Perilla.

The River Cafê

Thames Wharf, Rainville Rd, Hammersmith, London W6 9HA
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Chosen by:
Sam Hart, founder of Harts Group (Quo Vadis, Barrafina, El Pastor).

Zuma

5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL
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Chosen by:
Stephanie Capuano, founder of 31st State skincare.

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