Read our guide to the best Michelin star restaurants in London, with a selection of 1, 2 and 3 Michelin starred restaurants.
3 Michelin Stars
Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester
One of the UK’s few 3 Michelin starred restaurants from one of the world’s most celebrated chefs, Alain Ducasse. Our favourite table is the Table Lumiere semi private dining room which is perfect for up to six guests.
Cocooned by a luminescent oval curtain, the Table Lumiere surrounded by 4,500 shimmering fibre optics that drop dramatically from the ceiling – gorgeous!
This is one of the best Michelin star restaurants in London.
2 Michelin Stars
The Ledbury, sitting on the edge of Notting Hill, has become a bit of a place of pilgrimage for foodies.
Run by Australian chef Brett Graham, whose selection of dishes will delight and entertain even the trickiest of customers.
The Ledbury seems to be getting better and better and many think that it can’t be long before The Ledbury gains the elusive third Michelin star, making it a big contender for the title for one of the best Michelin star restaurants in London.
Helene Darroze at the Connaught
The Connaught Hotel has a prime Mayfair address and Helene Darroze at The Connaught lives up to the expectations of its location.
Helene Darroze serves delectable French cuisine inspired by authentic regional and seasonal flavours with influences from Helene’s native south-west France.
Dinner By Heston
‘Dinner’ was Heston Blumenthal’s foray into the London restaurant scene at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Knightsbridge.
Driven by the popularity of The Fat Duck, ‘Dinner by Heston’, one of the most anticipated restaurant openings of recent years, received immediate acclaim by critics, collecting its first Michelin Star in the 2012 UK Michelin Guide later in the year.
This was followed by a second Michelin star the following year.
1 Michelin Star
The opening of Nobu London along Park Lane was the first European venture of the celebrated Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa.
The food draws heavily from his training in Japan and his extensive travels – expect to see Peruvian flourishes and South American influences.
Its location overlooking Hyde Park means that this is a great place to dine as you watch the sun set.
Since opening in 1997 and gaining its Michelin star Nobu London has continued to delight diners from all over the world.
Read our guide to the best Japanese restaurants in London.
The Harwood Arms
The Harwood Arms in Fulham raised the bar by being the first pub in London to be awarded a Michelin star.
Its simple and rustic interior and distinctly British cooking, including favourites such as venison scotch egg, make The Harwood Arms every inch the modern pub, which features on our guide to London’s best gastropubs.
Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley
Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley merges elegance and warmth in a luxurious setting in the Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge.
With intricate yet robust flavours, clean textures and a quality ethos this is food that entices you back again and again, making the restaurant one of the best Michelin star restaurants in London.
The dining room is gorgeous, but we would recommend the chef’s table in its own luxurious and intimate air-conditioned space at the heart of the restaurant, or the larger Pomerol private dining room, which is ideal for a celebratory lunch or dinner.
Quilon re-launched in 2012 following an extensive refurbishment, with a stylish, slick interior to match the quality of the south-west Indian food.
Starters of crispy fried cauliflower tossed with yogurt, green chilli and curry leaves; coconut cream chicken (marinated chicken fillets with ground coconut, chilli and cumin, cooked over a griddle); and char-grilled scallop with mango chilli relish showed real flair in the kitchen.
London seems to do high-end Indian restaurants very well, and Quilon is up there with the best of them. Read our guide to London’s best Indian restaurants.
The River Café is widely regarded as one of London’s best Italian restaurants. The great pedigree in the kitchen has already produced many successful alumni and imitations.
Its minimalist, sleek design and light colour scheme that blend effortlessly with the riverside setting, creates an unforgettable dining experience.
The large terrace makes the River Cafe an excellent alfresco dining option in West London, and one of the best outdoor restaurants in London.