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Stunning London restaurants to book right now

Stunning London restaurants to book right now

Incredible Instagrammable interiors – and food to match – here’s our top picks of London’s best

Pictured top: 14 Hills

Fenchurch Restaurant, Sky Garden, EC3

On the 37th floor of the ‘Walkie Talkie’, there are fabulous views from this spectacular-looking restaurant and the vast windows frame the capital perfectly. A British menu with a twist, dishes at Fenchurch include the likes of Isle of Skye scallop with crispy saucisson to start and mains including Lake District sirloin. You can also access the Sky Garden without needing a separate ticket – London’s lush indoor oasis is a must-visit.

One One Four, Teddington

With its twinkling fairy lights and floral decorations, One One Four is a pretty place indeed. Inside, it’s all gorgeous tiles, quirky artwork and fabulous lighting. The food is wonderful, too. Dishes are ambitious and well-executed and might include the likes of Chalk Stream trout with langoustine bisque.

Fenchurch, One One Four

SUMI, 14 Hills

SUMI, Notting Hill

From the team behind the Michelin-starred Endo at the Rotunda, SUMI is a neighbourhood Japanese hotspot with the most incredible blond wood clad interior. Everything is calm and beautiful with pale tones throughout, peppered with gold lights, plants and Japanese script art. A range of prettily presented sushi, sashimi and dishes cooked on the robata grill make for a refined experience.

14 Hills, EC3

This 14th floor gem not only has great views but is packed with foliage including a canopy of evergreen plants and seasonal climbers, making 14 Hills one of London’s most Instaworthy spots. Pop in for a weekend brunch or book for dinner where the French menu includes chateaubriand for two and cod with mussels.

Amazonico, Mayfair

Another lush spot, Amazonico is inspired by the rainforest and, as you’d guess from the name, the food and heritage of the Amazon region. Sit on velvet banquettes among the foliage and dine on the likes of Peruvian sushi and Brazilian-style rump steak.

Norma, Fitzrovia

Norma reflects the Moorish influences in Sicily in its menu and interiors, and the warm terracotta tiled space is elegant yet characterful. Dine on fish stuffed with sun-dried tomatoes and gremolata, or veal with smoked anchovies.

Amazonico, Norma

Circolo Popolare, Fitzrovia

The Big Mamma Group has made quite the impression with its quirky and spectacular-looking Italian restaurants, first with Gloria and then a further two additions to the fold. Circolo Popolare is its take on a sunny Sicilian trattoria. The walls are lined with thousands of bottles of booze, foliage and lights are draped throughout, and the menu is just as quirky with dishes such as carbonara served in a whole pecorino wheel.

Ave Mario, Covent Garden

With its bold black and white stripy interior, inspired by an ‘idyllic day in Florence’ and indeed the duomo itself, Ave Mario certainly has wow. You’ll find a menu of talking points too, such as 60cm gelato tower, and a vast t-bone steak Fiorentina.

Circolo Popolare, Ave Mario – (c) Jérôme Galland

The Windmill, Clapham

Clapham’s popular gastropub The Windmill looks fabulous, and is decorated in rich jewel colours and gorgeous tiling. The conservatory is pretty special too with its hanging plants and clubby seating. The menu runs from brunch to Sunday lunches and pub classics including sharing steaks from locally acclaimed butcher The Ginger Pig.

Petersham Nurseries

Part of an actual plant nursery, Petersham Nurseries‘ much-lauded greenhouse restaurant is a tranquil and delightful hideaway filled with fountains, chandeliers, plants and flowers. The three-course menu at £90 starts with a white peach Bellini and might include the likes of lemon sole with girolles. Or pop in for for lunch (£55 for two courses from Tuesday to Thursday, and £60 for two courses from Friday to Sunday).

The Windmill, Petersham Nurseries