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Welcome to MetroGuide.Network's London DiningGuide,
a directory of restaurants and related restaurant information for Metropolitan London, England. Use MetroGuide's DiningGuide service to find London restaurants by location or cuisine.
From pub grub to multi-course feasts worthy of the royals, London spills over with age-old tradition and newfound culinary trendiness. New menus, new fusion cuisines, and new chefs make names for themselves in England's capital, where the café culture embraces cuisines from more than 70 countries in some 6,000 restaurants and 5,000 pubs and bars. Traditional English fare from fish and chips to kidney pie shows up in abundance, as do more refined refreshments such as fresh-baked scones with jams and clotted cream. Some of Europe's best Cantonese eateries are in London, also a stronghold for Indian fare along with French, Italian, Greek, Japanese and Thai dining. Taking tea, often a meal in itself and a tradition for more than 150 years, occurs between 4 and 5:30 p.m., making dinner a late evening proposition, often even later at many ethnic restaurants. For many, tea at the Ritz Hotel's Palm Court (early booking recommended at any of three seatings) is the ultimate indulgence. Pre-booking is essential at Brown's Hotel, first opened by a former valet of Lord Byron, serving sandwiches and scones on Wedgwood porcelain near a fireplace. Food emporium Fortnum & Mason, in business since 1707, beckons with Traditional Tea, a Champagne Tea, or High Tea at St. James's Tearoom. At Kensington Palace (once a favored retreat of Diana, Princess of Wales), tea includes fresh strawberries and double cream in season at the Orangery, built by Queen Anne in 1705. Dining options are particularly abundant in Chinatown, Soho, Kensington and Chelsea, and Mayfair. Aubergine is known for high end French fare in Chelsea, whereas Chelsea Kitchen is known for far less inexpensive meals. Kensington boasts Admiral Codrington's inexpensive Continental cuisine, Oyster Bar's French cuisine, and Clarke's British, Irish and Scottish dishes. Piccadilly hosts Cork & Bottle Wine Bar's international cuisine, the Dumpling Inn's Chinese fare, and Livebait's Café Fish with its moderate seafood. Mayfair has Mirabelle for French cuisine, Momo for African fare, Nobu for sushi, and Noble Rot for Continental. Wherever and whatever, portions tend to be smaller than found Stateside, and tabs are likely to be comparatively stiff. Sometimes (but not always), service charges are included on the bill, and if so must be stated by law.
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London Dining By Location
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Restaurants on The Strand, Fleet Street, Covent Garden and areas nearby
·Piccadilly to St. James
Restaurants near Piccadilly Circus east to St. James. Includes Leicester and Trafalgar Squares
Restaurants in London's eclectic SoHo section
·Knightsbridge & Belgravia
Restaurants near the home of Harrod's, in Knightsbridge, a fashionable top shopping district. Restaurants in Belgravia, south of Knightsbridge, which rivals Mayfair in splendor and aristocratic flair
·London Airport - Gatwick
Dining options near London Gatwick Airport (LGW), 27 miles away from the city center, on the southern outskirts of the metropolitan area
Restaurants in areas in Mayfair west of Piccadilly Circus
Dining options in the Marylebone area, including restaurants in Bloomsbury (home of the University of London), Paddington and Bayswater
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London Dining By Cuisine
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