150 Piccadilly, tel.020-7493-8181
The Ritz is the place to experience the British ritual of afternoon tea, a must for anyone visiting London. According to tradition, your classic "cupa" tea is served with freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream. The Ritz's luxurious dining room offers five sittings between 11:30am and 7:30pm.
22 Frith St., tel.020-7437-4520
You may spot a few famous celebrities in this Soho culinary institution. Bar Italia serves light meals (sandwiches, wraps, paninis) and usually attracts a large crowd of revellers after the area's bars close down.
90 St. Martin's Lane, tel.020-7836-5863
The elegant Salisbury pub was built in 1892 and has managed to maintain its Victorian ambiance. Take a seat at lunch time and enjoy your traditional pub meal with a cold pint of Guinness.
Metropolitan Hotel, 19 Old Park Lane, tel.020-7447-4747
Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in town, Nobu's minimalist decor is well suited to the refined fare that is prepared in its kitchens. The sushi, sashimi and other classic Asian offerings are all delicious and magnificently presented, but the restaurant is especially renowned for its divine black cod.
The Fish Club
189 St. John's Hill, tel.020-7978-7115
Fish lovers won't be disappointed at The Fish Club, which boasts the best Fish 'n' Chips in town, as well as such tasty offerings as grilled sardines and sea bass. An inexpensive London classic.
15-16 Battersea Square, tel.020-7924-2450
In London there seems to be an Indian restaurant around every corner. One that stands out is the Battersea Rickshaw, pleasantly located on Battersea Square and featuring an attractive terrace in summer. Excellent curries and a host of other Indian classics can be had here for a very reasonable price.
The Pig's Ear
35 Old Church St., tel.020-7352-2908
One of Chelsea's most charming pubs, The Pig's Ear offers creative fare that stands out from the usual greasy pub food. The friendly service and lively atmosphere make this a popular spot.
11 Park Walk, tel.020-7352-3449
Aubergine is one of London's most refined gourmet restaurants. Previously managed by famous chef Gordon Ramsay, the restaurant's kitchen is now run by the no-less renowned William Drabble. Aubergine offers both a three-course and a seven-course menu, as well as a selection of wines sold by the glass. The wines are carefully chosen to complement each dish.