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The best restaurants to visit in London

London has shed its stuffy, monotonous skin long ago. Now it's one of the world’s most exciting gastronomic capitals in the world. Cuisines from all over the globe are executed with extraordinary precision, and the new British cuisine has taken a new form, covering from comfort to molecular food.
The city thrives with top quality eateries, gastro-pubs, and restaurants, but if we had to choose the best of the best (which is hard), these would be our top five tables for the discerning diner.

Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Heston Blumenthal shocks the culinary world every season with creative dishes that challenge the status quo. Chef Blumenthal bases the menu at Dinner on traditional British cuisine, but nothing is what it seems. The contemporary dining room is modern while still retaining a classic British feel. Every detail is thought through, and service is royal.
The dishes are inspired in centuries-old recipes and are dated on the menu. Try the Roast Marrowbone Royale, from 1720 followed by the 1940s Cod in Cider. The, apparently trendy Roast Cauliflower, dates from 1660 and the Tipsy Cake, with split roast pineapple transcends all ages. Live an extraordinary experience and taste history.

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester:

The all-white dining room is as exquisite as the dishes presented in one of the jewels of the crown of Monsieur Ducasse’s empire. The seasonal menu this spring is full of color. Edible flowers and immaculate presentations make every dish of the seven-course menu a delight.
Foie gras is à point, the octopus bouillabaisse, and the green asparagus with caviar are all divine. Service is attentive, as expected. The overall experience surpasses expectations.

Beck ant Brown's

The Brown’s hotel in London hosts one of the most intriguing, off the radar dining experiences. The recently renewed restaurant offers an all-local menu that displays the creativity of Chef Heinz Beck. The menu changes often, but an Italian soul permeates the concept.
Freshly made pasta, a wide variety of seafood, game and fresh greens make every dish a feast for the eye. A vegetarian menu is always on offer, and no matter what, save room for dessert, the best comes at the end.

Gordon Ramsey:

The controversial TV superstar has restaurants all over the world but Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, at London shines the most. This place has been running for twenty years, and food lovers keep coming back not just for the food, but for the attentive service. Roast sweetbreads, scallops and foie gras are all served immaculately.
The star team in the kitchen cooks red meat and feathered poultry to perfection. The food is presented beautifully, and flavors are always balanced and focused. This is a must visit in London and will continue that way for many years.

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught:

Chef Darroze’s intimate restaurant at The Connaught gives immediate pleasure for its exquisite design and comfortable tables. All the ingredients are dramatically presented in the dining room and give a preview of a masterful menu crafted with precise, French artistry.
The food is all about the colors and textures. Ingredients are the stars of the show, so the Chef names every dish after its main component. Duck is creatively contrasted with rhubarb and endives, while Seabass is a beautifully flavored dish with Piedmont's hazelnuts. Creativity is palpable, and you can feel the excitement in the air.
London will always be London, but its culinary scene will never stop evolving. You’ll want to come back regularly because London is not over yet.