London is one of the most exciting cities to eat in the world right now, thanks to the new guard of fearless up and coming chefs who keep things fresh by traveling often, soaking up international influences and ideas, and creating unconventional concepts and collaborations.

Visitors and industry folk alike seek out these restaurants, which have become cult destinations and have firmly established the north, northeast & Southbank areas away from the tourist throngs as the hottest restaurant neighbourhoods in town.

Just don’t rule out central London yet though, Soho, Covent Garden and Fitzrovia have some worthy contenders.

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where to EAT & DRINK RIGHT NOW in London

Phil Bracey William Gleave

P. Franco: Wine Shop + Bar

One of my favourite wine bars in the entire world, P. Franco wine shop + bar is a fun destination for natural wine drinkers seeking great company to share delicious small plates & bottles. Voted Eater London’s Best Restaurant 2017.

Chef Lee Tiernan

Black Axe Mangal (B.A.M)

It’s a party at fearless Chef-Owner-Founder Lee Tiernan’s fun industry hangout – expect 100% heavy metal attitude paired with bad ass rebellious wood-fired food, serious cocktails & juicy natural wines.

Margot Henderson London

Rochelle Canteen

Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson’s delicious nose-to-tail canteen is literally hiding in plain sight in a converted bike shed on the playground behind the old Rochelle School gates. 

James Lowe London

Lyle’s

John Ogier and James Lowe’s past at St John Bread is a distant memory now as Lyle’s is a wildly popular food industry hangout and just awarded the #38 Best Restaurant in the World.

Michael Sager Hackney Road

Sager + Wilde Wine Bar

Sager + Wilde is adored by locals and industry people from around the world for its approachable, fun and friendly neighbourhood vibe.

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P. Franco: Wine Shop + Bar

Restaurant

107 Lower Clapton Road, London, UK

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Black Axe Mangal (B.A.M)

Restaurant

156 Canonbury Rd, London, UK

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Rochelle Canteen

Restaurant

Rochelle School Arnold Cir, London, UK

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Lyle’s

Restaurant

The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London, UK

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Sager + Wilde Wine Bar

Restaurant

193 Hackney Road, London, UK

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The Clove Club

Restaurant

Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, UK

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