Number of courses: 8
Price: £115 (£195 inclusive of wine)
No punches are held at this swank eatery. Ranked at No. 20 on the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and Observer Food Monthly’s Best Restaurant in the UK for 2014, plus two Michelin stars, The Ledbury doesn't have much to prove. Though if anything, its success has allowed it a certain care-free attitude that maintains an attention to detail, while keeping things comfortable and easy.
Number of courses: 12-14
Price: £88 (£156 inclusive of wine)
Who knew that this hot dog restaurant would eventually house a tiny Michelin-starred restaurant in the back? The 19-seat horseshoe-shaped bar really puts you in the midst of the action, up close and personal with the chef while they walk you through the menu (which mysteriously reads with single ingredients like “Scallop” or “Asparagus”).