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Our pick of London's award-winning restaurants

These have all picked up a gong or two... or three


Remember how chuffed you were when you got your 50m swimming badge? Of course you can, it was an awesome achievement. So just imagine how rip-roaringly over the moon you'd be if you were adjudged to be the best in the entire city at something. Or even the country. Or maybe even the world.

Well, that's where some of these restaurants find themselves - with more accolades than Man Utd's trophy cabinet, see our list of London's best award-winning restaurants... from Harden awards, S. Pellegrinos, Michelin stars and even the coveted All In London: All In One Ultimate Restaurant Award.

Not a 50m swimming badge in sight though.


Chez Bruce
2 Bellevue Road SW17 7EG
Region: Wandsworth
Nearest Station: Wandsworth Common (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Chez Bruce has been voted London’s favourite restaurant in Harden’s guide several times, as well as earning a Michelin star and 3 AA Rosettes. Add to that being voted number 1 favourite by readers of The Observer as well as Restaurant of the Year from south west London magazine Time & Leisure, and you have a restaurant that is beloved of Londoners and critics alike.

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  • 13/100



Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester
53 Park Lane W1K 1QA
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Hyde Park Corner (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: Along with Restaurant Gordon Ramsay this is the only other London restaurant to currently boast three Michelin stars. It has also received awards for its wine, for being the “best culinary experience” in the Virtuoso Best of Best Awards 2010, and consistently ranks highly in the Zagat Survey and the Good Food Guide.

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  • 7/100
  • USERS 7/10



Hibiscus
29 Maddox Street W1S 2PA
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Oxford Circus (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: Hibiscus has two Michelin stars, 4 AA Rosettes and has been awarded 8/10 in the Good Food Guide. Additionally Claude Bosi won Chef’s Chef of the Year in the 2010 National Restaurant Awards, cementing his position as one of London’s top chefs.

  • FRENCH
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  • 8/100
  • OUR REVIEW 6/10
  • USERS 7/10



Gordon Ramsay
68 Royal Hospital Road SW3 4HP
Region: Chelsea
Nearest Station: Sloane Square (0.5 miles)

AIL Says: Ask visitors to London which restaurant they regard as the city’s best and this one comes up more frequently than most. Over the years it has acquired three Michelin stars (the longest running London restaurant to hold this many), a 9/10 from the Good Food Guide, 4 AA Rosettes, and the top position in Harden’s eight years running. In 2011 TripAdvisor readers voted it best London restaurant, and in 2012 Jan Konetzki won Moet UK Sommelier of the Year.

  • FRENCH
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  • 6/100
  • OUR REVIEW 10/10
  • USERS 9/10



The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Road W11 2AQ
Region: Notting Hill
Nearest Station: Westbourne Park (0.3 miles)

AIL Says: As of 2012, The Ledbury is the 14th best restaurant in the world according to San Pellegrino’s World’s 50 Best. Add to that two Michelin stars, winning Restaurant of the Year in 2010 in the National Restaurant Awards, and topping our very own Ultimate Restaurant List in 2012 and chef Brett Graham has plenty to feel smug about.

  • FRENCH
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  • 1/100
  • OUR REVIEW 10/10



Le Gavroche
43 Upper Brook Street W1K 7QP
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Marble Arch (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: Le Gavroche was voted best restaurant in Europe by the 2012 Traveller’s Choice Restaurant Awards, yet another accolade to add to a lengthy list of Michelin stars and high rankings from AA, World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the Good Food Guide. In 1982 it became the first British restaurant to earn 3 coveted stars (it retains two). More recently Michel Roux Jr. was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by Tatler magazine.

  • FRENCH
  • 5/100
  • OUR REVIEW 9/10
  • USERS 9/10



The Square
6-10 Bruton Street W1J 6PU
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Green Park (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: The sister restaurant of The Ledbury has a similarly hefty collection of awards. The only establishment to win Square Meal’s Restaurant of the Year twice (in 2001 and 2007), it also counts two Michelin stars, 4 AA Rosettes, the Good Food Guide’s Best Wine List 2008, and a Special Award recognising chef Philip Howard at the Craft Guild Awards 2011.

  • FRENCH
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  • 2/100
  • OUR REVIEW 8/10
  • USERS 9/10



Marcus
Wilton Place SW1X 7RL
Region: Knightsbridge
Nearest Station: Hyde Park Corner

AIL Says: The list of awards is as long as your arm, but the most prominent ones include two Michelin stars, 5 AA Rosettes, number 3 in The Sunday Times Food List 2010, Chef of the Year for Marcus Wareing in the 2009 GQ Men of the Year awards, and of course, top place in our very first All in One Ultimate Restaurant List in 2011.

  • FRENCH
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  • 3/100
  • OUR REVIEW 9/10
  • USERS 10/10



Helene Darroze At The Connaught
16 Carlos Place W1K 2AL
Region: Mayfair
Nearest Station: Bond Street (0.2 miles)

AIL Says: This French restaurant was awarded its first Michelin star in 2009, six months after opening; the second arrived in 2011. It also boasts four AA Rosettes and the 2009 Tatler Restaurant Award for most “Fabulous Food”.

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  • 13/100



l'Atelier De Joel Robuchon
13-15 West Street WC2H 9NE
Region: Covent Garden
Nearest Station: Leicester Square (0.1 miles)

AIL Says: As well as two Michelin stars and awards courtesy of Zagat, Tatler Restaurant Awards and Cateys, the restaurant was voted one of Britain’s coolest brands in 2011 by 2,000 members of the public. Joël Robuchon is no stranger to receiving prizes - his restaurants now number 25 Michelin stars in total, more than any other chef in the world.

  • FRENCH
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  • 21/100
  • USERS 9/10







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