London Restaurant Recommendation – Fine Dining
Hi all, I’m taking my brother out for dinner for his birthday present and am after recommendations and suggestions.
We both appreciate our food and like fine dinning but more towards the rustic, robust, hearty end than the prissy and fussy.
Looking for something where dinner for two is going to come in up to £150 anywhere in London really.Posted 5 years agoLenHankieMember
Despite what many may think – The Ivy is exactly this. Dishes like Shepherd’s Pie – but the best you will ever eat and impeccable service. Not too hard to get a table if you can book ahead and are willing to take an slightly earlier or later time than usual.
Likewise J. Sheekey’s for superb Seafood.Posted 5 years agoJonEdwardsMember
St John’s Smithfield, or Giaconda Dining Room on Denmark Street.
Both do great food (dare one say that St John’s is offally good 😉 ), and a meal at either leaves me full enough I don’t want to stop for chips on the way home (which has happened at one or two poncier places).Posted 5 years agobrooessMember
I’ve always been a fan of Smiths of Smithfield – so long as you’re not vegetarian! Top floor is most pricey, 2nd floor better value.Posted 5 years ago
And Gaucho’s good for steak.
Also worth trying Skylon on South Bank. The views are tremendous.
I think there’s restaurant in Centrepoint too. Not glamorous but superb views.
Oh and the original Neal St Carluccio…simons_nicolai-ukMember
There’s a fantastic restaurant at the end of my road in Brixton – Upstairs. West End quality dining at much more reasonable prices and without the pretentiousness. The midweek tasting menu, with 5 glasses of good wine to match, is a bargain £55. Add service and a pre dinner drink you’ll be getting pretty close to your budget.
If you want big wholesome posh pub grub the Anchor and Hope at Waterloo is great though you can’t book.Posted 5 years agograntwayMember
This or the Tate modern is nicePosted 5 years agodannyhMember
I hope the Eritrean restaurant on Brixton Road just down from the Oval is still open.
Just make sure your sleeves are rolled up well past the elbow and you don’t mind a bit of spice!
I lived five minutes down the road for a couple of years and this was the culinary find.Posted 5 years agojdizzleMember
Seriously, get a table booked at Petrus. Regularly voted the best restaurant in London, will be about £70 a head for the tasting menu (plus drinks) and is genuinely the best meal I’ve ever had. Forget that it is owned by Ramsey. Forget that it looks a bit poncey. It us absolutely FANTASIC. Also, it is great value – it is meant to be a 7 course menu (yes, seven!) but by the time we had left we’d had no less than 11 courses – admittedly some are little tasters but you won’t go hungry.
Can’t recommend it enough.Posted 5 years ago
Brooes you’re so right so much choice/competition means standards are very high at every price point.
Dizzle hadn’t considered Petrus but would like to at some point. The other place I wanted to book was La Gavroche. It would be interesting to eat at Michelle Roux Jnr’s restaurant.Posted 5 years ago
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