London restaurants best for... English food

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Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
172 Kings Road, London,SW3 4UP
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

A couple of years after the successful launch of The Shed in Notting Hill, The Gladwin brothers are back with their follow up, Rabbit. This time it's a "celebration of wild British food" in Chelsea.

The Jugged Hare
The City
49 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SA
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Just up the road from the Martin Bros' Chiswell Street Dining Room is another Martin gastropub, and this time the theme is a British pub with a "real wine and food focus" and an open kitchen with rotiserrie and charcoal grilled food on offer. As with the Dining Room, it's also attached to the old Whitbread brewery, opened as a luxury hotel from Montcalm.

Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

The main reason for the rise of Holborn Dining Room's fortunes is down to the work of their head chef, Calum Franklin. Follow him on Instagram if you want to be permanently hungry and also to marvel what he's able to do with pastry. While the whole menu deserves praise, you really need to aim for anything pie-related on the menu (there's always a special pie section on the menu) and you'll be sure of a work of genius here.

Plum and Spilt Milk
North London
King's Cross , London N1C 4TB
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

The restored King's Cross hotel features a 90-cover restaurant, Plum + Spilt Milk which has views over the King’s Cross piazza, and St Pancras International. The dining room features 17, three-metre floor to ceiling sash windows and 120 hand blown pendant lights. The all day dining menu starts with breakfast and brunch through to dinner. The menu will soon have dishes from Mark Sargeant who is taking over the food for the hotel from May.

Restaurant Story
South Bank, London Bridge, Bermondsey
201 Tooley Street, London SE1 2UE
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 2 Michelin stars

He's worked with the likes of Rene Redzepi at Noma, and with Tom Aikens, Adam Byatt and Thomas Keller. Now Tom Sellers has his own restaurant in London called Story. They set out their stall as serving humble ingredients but thrown together in a creative, inspired way - including beef dripping candles that you can eat.

South London
18 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Hands-down one of the best restaurants on Brixton’s ‘Market Row, this is an intimate, stylish restaurant over two floors. The downstairs has an a la carte menu and the option of counter dining, while the upstairs offering is an unfussy seasonal set menu of either four or seven courses. There are often great value lunch offers, a breakfast and brunch menu on weekends, a fantastic wine list and they have an off sale shop next door.

Outlaw's at the Capital
Chelsea, Kensington, Knightsbridge
The Capital Hotel, 22-24 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1AT
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10

Two Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw has opened this restaurant in the revamped Capital dining room. Expect dishes like Cornish crab on toast and roast brill on the bone, all created by head chef Peter Biggs who has worked with Outlaw for ten years.

Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden
35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7LB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10

One of London's oldest restaurants, there has been a Rules serving food in and around this part of Covent Garden since 1798. Here is where you come if you're after history and classic British dishes, served well. The upstairs cocktail bar is legendary.

Westminster, Strand, Victoria
Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Michelin star 1 Michelin star

The Goring has been a London institution for over 100 years. It's around the corner from Buckingham Palace and the Queen has been known to pop in from time to time, so if you're lucky you might see a royal or two. Here you'll find high-end Michelin-starred dining. Don't miss out on the eggs drumkilbo - they were a fave of the Queen Mother.

The Northall
Westminster, Strand, Victoria
10a Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5AE
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
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