The Gilbert Scott thegilbertscott.co.uk
In the Renaissance St. Pancras Hotel – St. Pancras International Station. Marcus Wareing’s upscale British cuisine set in a fabulous atmosphere. The restaurant is named for the architect whose design makes St. Pancras International one of London’s most stunning buildings. The Gilbert Scott is open for lunch and dinner, or try out The Kitchen Table where you can watch the chefs in action. The Bar is also a great spot for cocktails, afternoon tea or brunch. Perfect for a special night out or a nice meal before boarding the Eurostar. Price – moderate to expensive.
Locations in Notting Hill and South Kensington. British comfort food. Very relaxing. They bake their own bread and brew their own beer. Good place to try British favorites for the first time. Price: moderate.
Cinnamon Club www.cinnamonclub.com
Westminster. Upscale and interesting Indian in an old bank building. They have an early bird reduced price menu if you dine prior to 6:30 pm. Must try! Price: expensive.
The Palm www.thepalm.com/london/palmlondon.html
Knightsbridge. Meat just tastes different over here and if you are craving a delicious piece of US Grade beef, the Palm is the place to go. The American standard of service and the taste of corn fed beef will hold you over until your next trip home! Price: expensive.
Locations around the city. One of the best burger places in the city. Kids are welcome. Price: cheap.
Locations around the city. Good food, especially if you want to sit down for a meal, but don’t want something fancy. They are also very kid friendly. Price: cheap to moderate.
Whole Foods www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/kensington/
Located on Kensington High Street. Go upstairs for a wide selection of food options. Almost anything you may desire with plenty of spots to sit while you eat. Wi-fi is also available for the day. Price: cheap.
Churchill Arms Pub
On Kensington Church Street. Head inside and to the back of the pub for some delicious Thai food. Remember to buy your drinks at the bar. Price: cheap.
The Wolsley www.thewolseley.com
Picadilly. An excellent Place for Afternoon Tea. Bookings highly recommended. Price: moderate – expensive.
Pizza Express www.pizzaexpress.com
Locations all over the city. One of the better spots for pizza in the city. Offers a variety of pizza and pasta dishes. Price: cheap.
Locations around the city. The French patisserie offers a varity of pastries, sandwiches, and salads, coffee and tea. Some locations offer eat in tables and others are take-away only. Price: cheap.
The Cupcake Company www.thecupcakecompany.eu
The best cupcakes in the entire city. They taste like they are from home. They will decorate for any occasion. They also make a variety of cakes and sweet treats for special orders.
Cantina Laredo www.cantinalaredo.co.uk
Covent Garden. Authentic Mexican Food finally arrives in London. Locations currently exist around the south in the US and opened in London in July 2010. Price: moderate.
Crazy Hommies www.crazyhomieslondon.co.uk
Notting Hill. Mexican “street food”. One of the best places to stop for Mexican food in London. Be warned, they do not accept bookings and the restaurant is SMALL. Price: moderate.