Best celebrity chef restaurants in London

You've seen celebrity chefs on TV, now you can eat in their London restaurants. Look out for chefs such as Heston Blumenthal, Hélène Darroze and Gordon Ramsay as you dine.
Visit London Editors
Written by Visit London Editors 24 May 2024

Discover some of the best restaurants in London with famous chefs at the helm, from Michelin-starred dining and traditional British restaurants to fine French cuisine and celebrity haunts.

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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. Other Gordon Ramsay restaurants in London include Petrus, serving up innovative French classics, and the stylish Heddon Street Kitchen.

 

Book a table at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant.

 

Location: Restaurant Gordon Ramsay (68 Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4HP), Heddon Street Kitchen (3-9 Heddon St, London W1B 4BE) and Petrus (1 Kinnerton St, London SW1X 8EA).

Where:

68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HP

Traditional Afternoon Tea at Mr White's by Marco Pierre White Leicester Square. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.

Famed for being the youngest and first British chef for achieving three Michelin stars, Marco Pierre White has a number of restaurants across the city. Situated in Leicester Square, Mr White's is the perfect spot to pair with a touch of sightseeing, serving up succulent steaks and authentic Italian pizzas.

 

Book a table at a Marco Pierre White restaurant.

 

Locations: Mr. White's (20-21 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LE), Mr. White’s English Chophouse (103-107, 103 New Rd, London E1 1HJ), New York Italian (17 Lavington St, London SE1 0NZ), Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill (60 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9LA).

Mingle with the fashion set at Pollen Street Social. The menu at this buzzing restaurant comes from Jason Atherton, another Gordon Ramsay protege. Expect high-quality British ingredients, cooked with international influences and served with flair. Alternatively, pop by Harrods Social that also serves up delicious food by Atherton which you can pair with a spot of shopping.

 

Book a table for two at Harrods Social by Jason Atherton.

 

Location: 8-10 Pollen St, London W1S 1NQ

Where:

8-13 Pollen Street, London, W1S 1NQ

From serving meat in the guise of fruit to creating lickable wallpaper, Heston Blumenthal is one of the most innovative and quirky chefs around. Try the celebrity chef's multi-sensory food for yourself at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, his two Michelin-starred restaurant in London. 

 

Location: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA

Where:

Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

Le Gavroche has trained celebrity chefs such as Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay. The two Michelin-starred restaurant, run by Michel Roux Jr, offers a delicious French menu, with excellent vegetarian options and an extensive wine list.

 

Location: 43 Upper Brook St, London W1K 7QR

Where:

43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 7QR

Sit back and enjoy views over the river at Rick Stein, Barnes. The menu at the famous chef's only London restaurant showcases his love of seafood with iconic dishes such as Dover sole à la meunière and Indonesian seafood curry.

 

Location: Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High St, London SW14 8SW

Where:

Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High Street, Barnes, London, SW14 8SN

Helene Darroze at The Connaught. Photo: Jérôme Galland. Image courtesy of Lotus International.

Sample some of the finest French food in London at Hélène Darroze at The Connaught. The acclaimed French chef has received two Michelin stars for her heartfelt cooking and sensitivity in handling exceptional ingredients. 

 

Location: The Connaught, 16 Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL

Where:

Carlos Place, Mayfair, London, W1K 2AL

Feast on authentic Italian "soul food" at this famous chef's restaurant, with incredible bowls of homemade pasta and excellent meats. Look out for Giorgio Locatelli as you dine – he is often spotted wandering among the throng of diners.

 

Location: 8 Seymour St, London W1H 7JZ

Where:

8 Seymour Street, Mayfair, London, W1H 7JZ

Dine on fine Italian food at Angela Hartnett's Murano. The celebrity chef made her first television appearance on Hell's Kitchen, while working for Gordon Ramsay. Now Hartnett runs her own Michelin-starred establishment, serving dishes inspired by her Italian grandmother's love of food.

 

Location: 20 Queen St, London W1J 5PP

Where:

20 Queen Street, London, W1J 5PP