These top London restaurants offer innovative menus and a chance of spotting your favourite chef.
Jamie Oliver – Fifteen
Made famous by Jamie Oliver's TV series in 2002, at Fifteen you can expect Jamie's trademark quirky, delicious food in a trendy, celebrity-filled setting. The Mediterranean menu, which is as seasonal and locally-sourced as possible, is complemented by the laid-back vibe. Money from your bill goes towards teaching the restaurant's trainee chefs.Find Prices
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay
He may be just as well known for using the f-word as he is for cooking, but Gordon Ramsay's flagship restaurant on Royal Hospital Road is so good it's one of the only eateries in London to boast three Michelin stars. The elegant interior, immaculate service and delectable French menu more than live up to the famous chef's reputation.
Gary Rhodes – Rhodes Twenty Four
The spiky-haired gastronomic genius has created an unparalleled dining experience at the Michelin-starred Rhodes Twenty Four. Located in Tower 42 in the City of London, you can enjoy breathtaking views while dining on a typically Gary Rhodes-esque menu, full of comforting British favourites with an innovative twist.Find Prices
Marcus Wareing – The Berkeley
A food hedonist's dream! Marcus Wareing – formerly Gordon Ramsey's protégé – has created a two-Michelin-starred modern French menu to rival the best in the country, in the elegant Berkeley Hotel. Regularly referred to as one of London's finest restaurants, this is a dining experience you'll savour for weeks afterwards.Find Prices
Aldo Zilli – Zilli Fish
Famed for his flamboyant cooking, Aldo Zilli's buzzing Soho fish cafe offers a hearty menu with an Italian twist and has great people-watching potential. With light, fresh interiors and even fresher fish, all sourced from London's Billingsgate fish market, Zilli Fish is perfect for pre-theatre meals or nights out with friends.Find Prices
Michel Roux Jr – Le Gavroche
Opened in 1967 by brothers Michel and Albert Roux, Le Gavroche has trained the likes of Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay. The two Michelin-star restaurant is now run by Michel Roux Jr. Offering a delicious French menu, the food is complemented by the unpretentious atmosphere and a 60,000-strong wine list.Find Prices
Giorgio Locatelli – Locanda Locatelli
Locanda Locatelli is another Michelin starred London institution. Considered by many to be one of the best Italian chefs in the UK, Giorgio Locatelli serves authentic home-baked Italian "soul food" in intimate yet sophisticated surroundings. Look out for the man himself, who often wanders among the throng of diners.
Atul Kochhar – Benares
Michelin-starred Benares is top Indian chef Atul Kochhar's first solo restaurant. A dining experience unlike any other, it's fast becoming a landmark on London's restaurant scene. The menu combines traditional Indian cuisine with modern flourishes for an utterly unique meal. Look out for the indoor pond, complete with water lilies!Find Prices
Marco Pierre White – Marco at Chelsea Football Club
Premier dining meets Premier League in Marco Pierre White's latest venture at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club. The original celebrity chef – described as the Godfather of modern cooking – has fused French cuisine with modern British food to create an innovative dining experience not to be missed.Find Prices
Thomasina Miers – Wahaca
Winner of MasterChef 2005, Thomasina Miers has created Wahaca, a small chain of London restaurants that bring Mexican market eating to the capital. The Mexican "street food" is always fresh, innovative and delicious. The atmosphere is informally chaotic, but warm and friendly. A great celebrity chef choice for any budget.
Richard Corrigan – Corrigan's Mayfair
For honest, no-nonsense British cuisine, you can't go wrong with Corrigan's Mayfair. Inspired by acclaimed Irish chef Richard Corrigan's humble, rural upbringing, Corrigan's Mayfair combines luxury and style with hearty portions of down-to-earth cooking that is nothing short of delicious. The lunch menu is a great value option.Find Prices
Gregg Wallace – Gregg's Table
MasterChef presenter Gregg Wallace opened Gregg's Table at Bermondsey Square Hotel in early 2012. The retro eatery serves classic dishes from the 1970s, such as mushroom vol-au-vents, fish fingers and banana splits. The location near Borough Market gives the chefs access to the finest British produce. Wallace grew up nearby and says, "I love the SE1 area".Find Prices
Bill Granger: Granger & Co
Celebrated Australian chef Bill Granger launched his first London restaurant, Granger & Co, in Notting Hill in 2011. The bright, airy restaurant offers classic Granger dishes such as ricotta hotcakes and sweetcorn fritters, along with a range of seasonal dishes with an Aussie slant.