London 2017 Michelin-Starred Restaurants: Make a Reservation for Excellence

London 2017 Michelin-Starred Restaurants

London is a top destination for dining, and we are pleased to highlight the honorees in the MICHELIN Guide London 2017. Sixty-six London restaurants are included, with two restaurants receiving the Michelin three-star level, the highest recognition in the culinary world, and nine achieving two Michelin stars. Fifty-five restaurants earned one Michelin star. Several are new to the list, including The Ritz and Veeraswamy, who together have been in business for more than two centuries(!).

Being included in the respected MICHELIN Guide is a sign of excellence and quality. In the U.S., 2017 MICHELIN Guides are forthcoming for Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to all the London Michelin-starred restaurants on OpenTable, including:

Three Stars:

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

Two Stars:

Dinner by Heston BlumenthalThe Greenhouse, Hélène Darroze at The Connaught, The LedburyMarcusSketch Lecture Room & Library, and Umu.Continue Reading

Connected: New York + London

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At OpenTable, we believe that one of the best ways to connect with a city and its culture is through its cuisine. Putting lens and pen at two cultures on either side of the Atlantic, we commissioned British photographer Emma Hardy with New York writer Ian Frisch to document the life of New York City restaurant Hundred Acres and its relationships to family, farm, and purveyor. In London, we teamed New York-born photographer Daniel Shea with native London writer Tom Morris, and together they experienced Grain Store and its many connections to city, land, and sea. Through these pairings between a local and a traveler, we sample a compelling contrast between these sister cities – one person encountering a place for the first time and another developing a profound appreciation for their home.

The results are documented in Connected, a quarterly journal from OpenTable that shares visual and written stories that go beyond the restaurant table. In celebration of the journal’s launch, on July 12th, we held our “TransAtlantic Tables: As cultures converge, new perspectives emerge” event nearly simultaneously in New York and London at the restaurants chronicled in the journal. We invited local writers in attendance at each event to pen an open letter to the people of the sister city about their love for restaurants in their native city for an opportunity to win a trip across the pond for a dining spree recommended by a savvy local in the Connected community. The winning entries are Kayla’s Five Things entry on New York and The Bearded Bakery on London. Click on over for their unique takes on their respective cities.Continue Reading

Kid-Friendly Fine Dining in London: Fit for Young Foodies + Their Families

In London, dining out with kids doesn’t have to involve fast food or noisy theme restaurants. You can introduce your little ones to international flavours at family-friendly chains like Wahaca and Masala Zone, linger over lunch at a local gastropub, or snack on street food at local food markets. But what if you fancy something a little special? We’ve rounded up five restaurants that offer kid-friendly fine dining in London that the whole family will enjoy.

HIX Soho
At his buzzy Soho restaurant, chef Mark Hix celebrates the very best of British cuisine – from superb steaks and chops to fresh fish and classic British desserts. Hix has campaigned for better quality childrens’ menus in the past, so it’s no surprise that little foodies are well catered for in his restaurant. Young diners can enjoy dishes like prawn cocktail, chicken escalope with wild herb salad, or the classic fish fingers with chips and mushy peas. Budding artists are encouraged to draw a picture of their experience at HIX which is then entered into a prize draw. Make a reservation at HIX Soho.

Kid-Friendly Fine Dining in London

Tredwell’s
Offering ‘modern London cooking’ in the heart of Seven Dials, Marcus Wareing’s Tredwell’s is a real treat for foodies. Last year, the restaurant was named AA Restaurant of the Year in London for 2015/2016. Younger diners have their own Junior Menu, but adventurous eaters might be tempted by dishes from the main menu like crispy buttermilk chicken and tomato soup with a basil pesto toastie for dipping. The dessert menu is in a league of its own, so don’t even think about getting your sugar fix at M&M World on Leicester Square. Kids will love the salted caramel soft serve with honeycomb, while the grown-ups tuck into gin & tonic cheesecake or a selection of cheeses from La Fromagerie. Make a reservation at Tredwell’s.

Kid-Friendly Fine Dining in London

Heddon Street Kitchen
At Gordon Ramsay’s West End restaurant, kids can dine for free every day of the week from a menu created by his daughter Tilly. Choose from dishes like rigatoni bolognese, scampi and chips, and sticky chicken wings but save room for dessert – the Ramsay Whoopie Pie or make-your-own-ice-cream from the Ice Cream Bar. The restaurant is situated close to Piccadilly Circus, only a short walk from kid-friendly attractions like Hamleys Toy Shop and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Don’t miss their Teddy Bear’s Brunch on July 17th! Make a reservation at Heddon Street Kitchen.

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Pull Up a Chair: #100opentables Inside Look

ICYMI (which seems impossible), on April 9, 2015, 100 restaurants in 30 cities around the world hosted nearly 350 diners for once-in-a-lifetime #100opentables dining experiences. If you didn’t score a seat — or even if you did — check out snippets from these unique meals and find out why the #100opentables night was, and OpenTable is, all about what happens around the table.