London’s Michelin Star Restaurants

The Dorchester

The Dorchester, home of Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

If you love food, London is certainly the place to visit. It has more Michelin Stars than many rival cities and some of the most famous chefs in the world work in and manage restaurants in the capital. Of course, there are also many outstanding places to eat that have not been awarded the prestigious Michelin Star. But for now, here are the top rated restaurants in London, as of 2015. Note – restaurants change every year, however, even if this is out of date, the restaurants will still be great!

Restaurants are awarded either one, two or three stars in the Michelin Guide (Guide Michelin). What does this mean? Here is the Michelin guide to its stars:

  • ∗ “A very good restaurant in its category” (“Une très bonne table dans sa catégorie”)
  • ∗∗ “Excellent cooking, worth a detour” (“Table excellente, mérite un détour”)
  • ∗∗∗ “Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey” (“Une des meilleures tables, vaut le voyage”)

If you planning a short trip to London, head straight to a three star restaurant. Otherwise, enjoy a selection over the course of a week or two, and also sample some of the many ethnic cuisines that can be found in London, from Bangladeshi to Bengali, from Indian to Iranian, and Turkish to Tibetan, and just about any other country you can think of!

Go2London Tip: Book in Advance! Some restaurants have a waiting list of up to 3 months, so plan ahead.

Three Star Restuarants ∗∗∗

There are currently only two 3 Star restaurants, both serving French food. One is in one of London’s most famous hotels, and the other run by one of the world’s most famous celebrity chefs. With only two, you are still spoilt for choice!

  • Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester – French Cuisine. On Park Lane, London, call +44 (0)20 7629 8866 or visit the website.
  • Restaurant Gordon Ramsay – French cuisine. On Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 4HP. Call +44 (0)20 7352 4441 or visit the website.

Two Star Restuarants ∗∗

London currently has eight 2 Star restaurants, serving a wider range of food.

  • Le Gavroche – This is Michel Roux Jr’s restaurant, serving French food. 43 Upper Brook Street in Mayfair, London. They were awarded 3 stars in 1982, but it was demoted in 1993. All bookings made via the website or email,
  • Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley – Belgravia (Marcus Wareing)
  • Hélène Darroze at The Connaught – Mayfair (Hélène Darroze)
  • Square – Mayfair (Phil Howard)
  • The Ledbury – North Kensington
  • Hibiscus – Mayfair
  • Sketch (The Lecture Room & Library) – Mayfair
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel) – Westminster

One Star Restuarants 

London has many restaurants with one Michelin star – all of these are fine places to eat and highly recommended. As above, names in brackets refer to the head chef. Whereas the 3 and 2 star restaurants are centred in the West End area of London, you can find a 1 Star restaurant close to most areas, including the City of London, Shoreditch, Soho and Spitalfields – although most are still in the Mayfair and Belgravia area.

  • The Dining Room at The Goring, Belgravia (new in 2015)
  • Angler at South Place Hotel, City of London
  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal – British food
  • Pied à Terre – Bloomsbury (Marcus Eaves)
  • Club Gascon – City of London (Pascal Aussignac)
  • Rasoi – Chelsea (Vineet Bhatia)
  • Galvin La Chapelle – Spitalfields (The Galvin brothers)
  • Galvin at Windows (at London Hilton Hotel) – Mayfair (Chris Galvin)
  • Tamarind – Mayfair (Alfred Prasad)
  • Texture – Regent’s Park & Marylebone (Agnar Sverrisson)
  • Seven Park Place (at St James’s Hotel and Club) – St James’s/Westminster (William Drabble)
  • Alyn Williams at The Westbury – Mayfair (Alyn Williams)
  • Hakkasan Hanway Place – Bloomsbury
  • Harwood Arms – Fulham
  • River Café – Hammersmith
  • La Trompette – Chiswick
  • St John – Clerkenwell Kitchen W8 – Kensington
  • The Glasshouse – Kew
  • Chez Bruce – Wandsworth
  • Amaya Belgravia – Westminster
  • Pétrus – Belgravia
  • Benares – Mayfair
  • Hakkasan Mayfair – Mayfair
  • Kai – Mayfair
  • Maze – Mayfair
  • Murano – Mayfair
  • Pollen Street Social – Mayfair
  • Umu – Mayfair
  • Wild Honey – Mayfair
  • L’Autre Pied – Regent’s Park & Marylebone
  • Locanda Locatelli – Regent’s Park & Marylebone
  • Arbutus – Soho
  • Yauatcha – Soho
  • Quilon – Victoria
  • Hedone – Chiswick
  • Dabbous – Regent’s Park & Marylebone
  • St Johns Hotel – Leicester Square
  • Launceston Place – Kensington
  • Trishna – Marylebone
  • HKK – Shoreditch
  • Story – London Bridge
  • Ametsa – Belgravia
  • Brasserie Chavot – Mayfair (Eric Chavot)
  • Lima – Regent’s Park/Marylebone (Robert Ortiz)
  • Social Eating House – Soho
  • Outlaw’s at The Capital – Knightsbridge (Nathan Outlaw, Pete Biggs)
  • L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon – Strand and Covent Garden
  • Fera at Claridges – Mayfair (Simon Rogan) (New Winner)
  • Gymkhana – Mayfair (New Winner)
  • Clove Club – Shoreditch (New Winner)
  • Barrafina – Soho (New Winner)
  • City Social – City of London (New Winner)
  • Kitchen Table at Bubbledogs – Bloomsbury (New Winner)


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