Magazine Elite Traveler has named nine of London’s top restaurants among the best in the world as part of its list, Top Restaurants Readers’ Choice Awards 2023.

The selection of restaurants was decided on by the magazine’s readership who are a “discerning high-net-worth audience, who regularly dine at the world’s finest restaurants”.

Elite Traveler asked its readers to name their most memorable dinners out of the last 12 months which led to 85 restaurants making this exclusive list.

The Resident: Le Gavroche's interiorsLe Gavroche's interiors (Image: Issy Croker)

Restaurants in Australia, America, France, Singapore, Europe and Peru have made the list, which also includes the Fat Duck in Bray, Hand and Flowers in Marlow and Midsummer House in Cambridge.

Read on to discover the nine London restaurants to be named among the best in the world.


Brat, Shoreditch

A Basque-influenced bar and grill by Tomos Parry in the heart of buzzy Shoreditch, Brat focuses on wood-fire dishes, grilled meats and fresh seafood. The clean-lined interiors come with an understated elegance and there’s plenty of good Spanish wine to try also. 

Address: 4 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch E1 6JL


CORE by Clare Smyth, Notting Hill

Gordon Ramsay protégé, Clare Smyth’s three Michelin starred restaurant plates up British fine-dining dishes. Under the Gordon Ramsay umbrella, Clare became the first female chef to run a three-Michelin starred restaurant, and CORE (and Clare) has received many awards since opening in 2017.

Address: 92 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill W11 2PN


Hide Above, Piccadilly

Michelin-starred Hide sprawls across three levels, each with a different personality and doing different things. Hide Above is the fine-dining section of the all-day dining venue and bar, serving modern European dishes, a la carte or from a tasting menu.

Address: 85 Piccadilly W1J 7NB


Le Gavroche, Mayfair

This legendary French restaurant opened in 1967 and put London on the dining map and was the first restaurant in the UK to receive three Michelin stars in 1982. If you want to try this restaurant, you better be quick – Michel Roux has just announced this iconic restaurant will close for good in January.

Address: 43 Upper Brook Street, Mayfair W1K 7QR


The Ledbury, Notting Hill

The Ledbury, a two Michelin-star restaurant over in Notting Hill, champions British cuisine and produce with its eight-course tasting menu.  Chef Patron Brett Graham’s tasting menu includes dishes such as veal sweetbread; and Isle of Mull scallops with elderflower, gooseberry and asparagus.

Address: 127 Ledbury Road, Notting Hill W11 2AQ


Pollen Street Social, Mayfair

A Jason Atherton restaurant, Pollen Street Social is a one Michelin starred bistro-style restaurant serving modern British dishes. While the menu is full of fine-dining dishes, the restaurant itself is informal and relaxed.

Address: 8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair W1S 1NQ


Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Chelsea

Gordon Ramsay’s flagship three Michelin starred restaurant has a well-deserved reputation for being one of London’s premier restaurants. It’s one of the longest-standing three Michelin starred restaurants around, and with only 14 tables in the dining room, service is as impeccable as the food.

Address: 68 Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, SW3 4HP


Ritz Restaurant, Piccadilly

Decadent, grandiose and opulent, the three Michelin starred Ritz has retained all its original glamour and glitz. The dining room’s Louis XVI-style interiors are as equally flamboyant as the food.

Address: 150 Piccadilly, St. James's W1J 9BR


River Café, Hammersmith

Found on the banks of the Thames in west London, the one Michelin starred River Café plates up authentic Italian dishes in a welcoming setting. Look out for freshly made pasta and creative antipasti and secondi plates.

Address: Thames Wharf, Rainville Road, Hammersmith W6 9HA