Recommendations in London [moved from Phoenix board]
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Have reservations at Dinner and St. John's but after that nothing else. Staying in Victoria and one dinner will be with friends in Brighton. so looking for three more nights. I suppose I should probably use my resources and troll the UK board! Too funny about your nephew- good brews can tend to do that to you!
My recs. start in Mayfair, and then go through central Westminster/London to Soho.
Outside of London, I am always searching, as we seldom have the time [frown] to explore outside of central London.
Galvin, atop the Hilton Park Lane - Michelin starred restaurant with a striking view
Gordon Ramsay - Claridges - a master chef does his thing in an elegant setting
Gordon Ramsay - MAZE - Ramsay with a lower key, but very good
Gordon Ramsay - Petrus - get the chef's table downstairs, and just relax and enjoy
Butler's @ The Chesterfield - really good British fare w/ a cool wine list
The Green House - excellent fusion, with a French touch on Hays Mews (hard to find)
Tamarind - Michelin starred Indian
L'Orangier - great French on St. James
Le Gavroche - great French on Upper Brook (Relais & Chateaux)
L'Atelier - Joël Robuchon does great things in Soho (better than his LV restaurant)
La Trompette - mid-scale in Cheswick (fun new-wave cuisine)
Le Boudin Blanc - mid-scale French in Shepard Market, Mayfair
Those make my upper list. Once one gets much beyond Central London, I am asking for recs. myself.
Good luck, and travel safely,