Hungry for something new? Eat and drink your way around the globe with this selection of international restaurants.
Director and executive chef Mujib’s experimental approach consistently extends the boundaries of traditional Indian/Bangladeshi cuisine. His passion shines through. Working with top-quality produce, his distinctive dishes range from beef, lamb and duck to fish, vegetables and fabulous jumbo prawns.
The menus are varied in price and cover all dining preferences, including nut-free, gluten-free and health-orientated food.
The Viceroy ambience, like the cooking style, is unique. In the restaurant, very comfortable leather chairs provide seating at tables carved from thick chunks of pale ash. For those requiring privacy, downstairs the hide-away bunker-style space provides the perfect setting to enjoy an eight-course tasting menu while having a closed door meeting.
- 108-109 Icknield Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6RZ; +44 (0)121 439 0607 and +44 (0)7921 500658
Dunne & Crescenzi
Dunne & Crescenzi is an award-winning Italian restaurant that serves up the best of Italy in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere. Eileen Dunne and Stefano Crescenzi are passionate about bringing the best of Italy to Ireland, pairing Italian artisan ingredients with local produce in support of Irish farmers. They also offer a carefully curated wine list with more than 200 labels from all over Italy.
Their passion for Italian food, wine and culture is apparent in every aspect of the restaurant, from the extensive wine list, lively ambience, and warm, typically Italian greeting from staff as you arrive. The restaurant achieves effortlessly laid-back dining, while also maintaining impeccable attention to detail.
Boasting a number of restaurants throughout Dublin, including L’Officina, which also has a branch in Kildare Retail Village, the beating heart of the group remains the iconic and much-loved Dunne & Crescenzi in South Frederick Street. Pay a visit to experience for yourself the welcoming atmosphere and taste the food that, according to food writer Tom Doorley, “changed the way the Irish eat”.
- 14–16 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2; +353 1677 3815
- 11 Seafort Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin 4; +353 1 667 3252
- Blackrock Shopping Centre, Frascati Road, Co Dublin; +353 1 525 2012
- L’OFFICINA Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16; +353 1 216 6764
- Kildare Village Outlet, Co Kildare; +353 045 535850
The Dome occupies one of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings in the heart of the Georgian New Town. Comprising restaurants, bars, private dining and meeting rooms, The Dome has been welcoming guests for 20 years, attracting locals and visitors with its timeless Scottish hospitality. From breakfast through to late evening cocktails, there is room to be as formal or as casual as required. Located 30 minutes from the airport, with quality hotels nearby, no visit to town is complete without The Dome.
- 14 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF; +44 (0)131 624 8624
With its inspiring setting and unique ambiance, anything from an intimate candlelit dinner to festive celebrations is guaranteed to be a memorable event. The menu is as cosmopolitan as the guests themselves: refined international specialities to carefully selected wines from the best vineyards around the globe are at your disposal to complement your perfect meal. The creative cuisine style stays true to fabled poet Oscar Wilde’s quote: “I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best!”
Voted best Italian restaurant for classic cooking in a grand setting in 2019, Bocconcino is a Mayfair destination serving both classic and modern Italian cuisine. The restaurant follows the best culinary principles of Italy; excellent ingredients, honest cooking, first-class service and exquisite wines.
The menu offers elegant dishes, with an excellent range of antipasti and fresh pastas. Executive chef Marco Corsica finely curates main courses including an array of daily fresh seafood and meats cooked over an open fire.
- 19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8ED; +44 (0)20 7499 4510
Gridiron is a modern live-fire grill on Park Lane and is a unique collaboration between leading chefs Richard H Turner and Colin McSherry. The hearty British menu celebrates seasonal, ethically sourced ingredients with meat, fish and vegetables cooked over wood and charcoal. To complement the smoky flavours of open-flame cooking, Fiona Beckett has curated a wine list dominated by big flavoured New World wines and European classics, while award-winning mixologists Max and Noel Venning have created light and refreshing cocktails re-imagining classics like the White Russian.
Set in the middle of Mayfair and one of the newest additions to London’s restaurant scene, Hide by Ollie Dabbous and Hedonism wines has already received its first Michelin star. It offers incredible views over Green Park and is a relaxed setting in which to savour seasonal cooking at its best, complemented by the UK’s most comprehensive wine list.
Hide serves lunch and dinner, as well as one of the best breakfasts in town. The downstairs cocktail bar also stocks some of the finest spirits. Hide is open seven days a week.
- 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB; 44 (0)20 3146 8666
Ippudo Canary Wharf
Silky-smooth, creamy tonkotsu pork bone broth, home-made noodles, and fresh toppings – a simple definition of comfort food, all in one bowl. Ever since this internationally acclaimed brand opened its doors in Canary Wharf, Ippudo keeps delivering one of the most authentic ramen experiences you can get in London. From delicious Japanese food to fast, welcoming service and vibrant ambience – it is both a perfect power lunch spot, and a place to recharge after a long day of work, over a glass of sake.
- Unit CR 28, Level Minus One Crossrail Station and Retail Mall, 1 Crossrail Place, London E14 5AR; +44 (0)20 3326 9485
London Shell Co
London Shell Co has fast become one of the UK’s leading fish restaurants. Set on board an elegant canal boat moored in Paddington, diners cruise to Camden Lock and back. The blissful journey takes two-and-a-half hours encompassing sights such as Regent’s Park, London Zoo and Primrose Hill. The team have established restaurant pedigree. Fish is sourced exclusively from Cornwall and the restaurant has a beautifully idiosyncratic wine list. Already a big hit with the critics.
Mere Bar and Restaurant
Mere is the restaurant of chef Monica Galetti and sommelier husband, David. Located in Charlotte Street, it’s a melting pot of cultural influences, bringing together Monica’s South Pacific and New Zealand heritage, with elements inspired by her travels and the British seasons.
The split-level space creates a luxurious and relaxed ambience, with a buzzing all-day cocktail bar upstairs and a dining room, which offers elegant yet bold menus, with continually changing dishes that celebrate the very best seasonal ingredients.
Mews Pizza Co
Mews Pizza Co is a welcoming pizzeria flooded with natural light, overlooking one of London’s historic and exciting courtyards. Situated on the first floor of Mews of Mayfair, this unique hideaway is the perfect place to tuck into a delicious pizza or fresh pasta. Pop down for a quick lunch away from the office or linger over a bottle of Italian red. The menu changes with the seasons so there is always something new to tempt you back.
- 10 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY; +44 (0)20 7518 9388
Paladar is an award-winning restaurant, wine bar and bodega serving food and drink bursting with fresh flavours from Latin America. Chef Jose Rubio-Guevara’s creative dishes are inspired by Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and beyond.
Located at St George’s Circus, Paladar is just one mile from both the City of London and the Houses of Parliament. Lunch and dinner are served Monday to Saturday and the adjacent bodega offers a range of exclusively Latin American wines for sale at retail prices.
- London Road, London SE1 6JZ; +44 (0)20 7186 5555
Pied à Terre
London’s longest-standing independent Michelin-starred restaurant, it is no coincidence that Pied à Terre has held a star for 25 years.
Chef Asimakis Chaniotis’ passion and experimental approach really pushes the boundaries of the traditional French cuisine. Menus are varied in price and cover all dining preferences, including vegetarian and vegan. The hide-away bar is the perfect area to enjoy an aperitif. And the restaurant offers a beautiful Private Dining Room complete with butler-style service.
Experience outstanding food, award-winning service and one of London’s top-ten wine cellars.
- 34 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2NH; +44 (0)20 7636 1178
Seven Park Place
Michelin Starred and 4AA Rosette restaurant Seven Park Place by William Drabble launched at St James’s Hotel & Club in Mayfair, London, in September 2009. William Drabble has created an inimitable menu, influenced by classic French cuisine, using the best British ingredients and taking inspiration from the seasons. The restaurant’s rich colours and natural fabrics in bright, jewel-inspired colours, are a stunning backdrop for the perfect dining experience. Treat yourself to a Michelin Star experience by making a reservation today.
- Park Place, St James’s, London SW1A 1LS; +44 (0)20 7316 1620
Simpson’s in the Strand
At Simpson’s in the Strand, Easter lunch is served from the famous carving trolley. Try Daphne’s Welsh saddle lamb which is carved at the table and served with roast potatoes, buttered Savoy cabbage, mint gravy, and redcurrant jelly. Simpson’s lamb saddles come from Daphne’s farm in North Wales. The Welsh weather, sea air and soil create a short sweet grass for the sheep to feed, producing flavoursome and lean meat. And no Easter meal would be complete without freshly made hot cross buns.
A secret, smokey hideaway below the streets of Soho, temper is filled with music, theatre and woodsmoke from a six-metre-long, central fire pit. Founded by leading barbecue chef Neil Rankin in 2016, temper butchers all the meat from whole animals on site. These large cuts of meat are then cooked in front of you over an open fire, before being served on warm buttered parathas and freshly pressed tortillas. temper has an expansive wine list and one of the most exciting tequila and mezcal lists in the capital.
- 25 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0DF; +44 (0)20 3879 3834
Xu Teahouse & Restaurant
Xu Teahouse & Restaurant is reminiscent of the original social clubs and the luxury dining rooms of 1930s Taipei. Offering a unique journey into Taiwanese culture, Xu serves a creative take on classic Chinese and Taiwanese cuisine, with a focus on carefully sourced Taiwanese ingredients. Xu is in the heart of Soho, set just a stone’s throw from London’s Chinatown. In addition to its drinking and dining menus, Xu is also home to secretive Mahjong rooms for guests to discover.
Located in the heart of Manchester’s Spinningfields district, Tattu restaurant and bar delivers premium Chinese-inspired cuisine taking guests on a journey from East to West through award-winning interior design and astute attention to detail.
From colourful dim sum and luxurious small plates to contemporary main course dishes and stunning desserts, Tattu offers a unique and unforgettable dining experience. The venue has a large bar and indoor Rose Garden for corporate entertaining, as well as a private dining room which can seat up to 40 guests to dine.
- 3 Hardman Square, Gartside Street, Manchester M3 3EB; +44 (0) 161 8192060