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Fine Dining in Greater London There’s a full range of beautiful restaurants offering creative cuisine in London, so if you long to try the delights of a Michelin-starred mouth-watering venue you’ll be spoilt for choice with the selection.

The height of fine dinning is often considered to be French cuisine and at John Burton-Race at the Landmark [map], North West London, your expectations of quality and class will be met. The Landmark Hotel is known for its lavish interior and this is extended to its in-house restaurant where the marble décor and suitably attired waiters reassure you that you are in a place of fine dining.

One of North London’s most talked about restaurants is Jamie Oliver’s venture Fifteen [map]. Subject of a British TV series and a book, this is the project where Oliver took 15 young unqualified people and trained them to be top chefs, the results of which you can taste at the restaurant.

The other top restaurant in the area belongs to the Sir Terence Conran collection of ventures. Located close to the theatre of the same name, Almeida [map] has all the hallmarks of a Conran restaurant, stylish interior and good food. The written menu features “robust, regional, French cooking” like pigeon d’Anjou roti et petit pois and poulet noir au vin janue. And the wine list boasts red, whites and rosés from Italy and Spain as well as regional France. This in addition to the unpretentious air makes this one of the best places in north London to fine dine.

Sir Terence Conran’s large palatial restaurant Aurora [map] based at the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street, EC2, is the last word in elegant dining. The restaurant is swathed in porcelain and stained glass, and low lighting creates an intimate mood. The expansive menu covers a wide range of European cuisine and is the perfect setting for a feast of Roman proportions.

Conran has added an east London haunt to his ever-growing empire of international establishments. Plateau [map] is a calm oasis of glass and chrome above the bustle of Canary Wharf. And the menu of this £2 million venture boasts grouse, venison and suckling pig and a comprehensive wine list.

When celebrity chef - and owner of three Michelin stars - Gordon Ramsay has mentored you, there’s no excuse for your cuisine being any less than stunning, and head chef Marcus Wareing certainly doesn’t disappoint at Petrus [map].

Located in Berkeley, Wilton Place, SW1, the restaurant name comes from one of the world’s finest and most expensive red wines, and in the temperature controlled cellar there are 19 vintages of it ready for those keen to splash out. Prices start at £364 for a 1993 wine to £12,300 for the 1947 vintage.

Having trained with Nico Ladenis and Marco Pierre White, it’s easy to see how head chef Jun Tanaka and his QC Restaurant [map] has earned its place in the top London restaurants list. Offering an inspired and unusual French and European menu, QC Restaurant, High Holborn, offers unobtrusive service and stylish surroundings.

Lutyens Restaurant [map], Great Russell Street, has a rich burgundy and oak interior, and an aura of decadence surrounding the well-spaced out tables. However, this venue isn’t all about lavish excesses as chef Paul O’Brien believes in using the best and purest ingredients to create imaginative dishes.

One of London’s most famous restaurants is worth a visit if celebrity spotting is high on the agenda. The famous Ivy Restaurant [map], West Street, is a must for those seeking the glamorous side of London dining. Popular with celebrities and ordinary folk alike, The Ivy offers a wide selection of European and typically English dishes.

For dining amongst the most quintessentially English décor, a visit to the famous Simpson’s-in-the-Strand [map], is a must. The perfect venue for a pre-theatre meal, Simpson’s transports diners back to the era of Agatha Christie and Edwardian splendour as their tables are lit beneath the glow of the imposing chandeliers overhead. Treat yourself to a world-famous Simpson’s pudding or enjoy a unique take on the traditional English breakfast in one of the quiet and intimate booths.

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