The 10 Best Michelin Star Restaurants in London 2017

A Michelin star is an assurance of quality, value and, of course, great eating. And in a city like London, where there are so many excellent places to eat, this really is a guarantee of a good time.

London has quality and quantity when it comes to its food. It’s a foodie’s paradise. Apart from great street food and delicious curries on Brick Lane, you have lots of fine dining options, many of which are very affordable.

Read on to discover the best Michelin star restaurants in London for 2017! (In no particular order…)

 

1. The Ritz

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

Website: www.theritzlondon.com

Phone: 020 7493 8181

Price: £££

Michelin stars: 1 star

The Ritz in Mayfair is one of the most famous restaurants in London, and one of the very best places to stay. The building itself is grand and opulent. The food is of an incredibly high standard, and the afternoon tea is well renown. The Ritz makes a lot of great food but it is particularly well-known for its afternoon tea, which is very generous and with a wide selection of cakes and teas it won’t leave you hungry! Better yet, the afternoon tea isn’t too prohibitively priced.

One of the very best things about The Ritz is the layout. It manages to pack a lot of people into a small space while still somehow giving everyone a sense of privacy. You and your dining partner will feel like you’re the only two people there. This should definitely top your ‘must visit in London’ lists. Of course, if you want the full experience then you can always try resting up at the Ritz and you’re sure to find that this is just as memorable an experience.

2. The Glasshouse

Address: 14 Station Parade, Richmond TW9 3PZ

Website: www.glasshouserestaurant.co.uk

Phone: 020 8940 6777

Price: ££

Michelin stars: 2 stars

The Glasshouse is a small, welcoming restaurant in Kew, just a short walk from the gardens. This makes it a great choice if you’re looking for somewhere to eat after a day out exploring. In fact, the Glasshouse is just a very short walk from the stunning Kew Gardens, which are beautifully kept and offer more than a day’s worth of looking around. The restaurant itself might be small but it is also very light – hence the name! What a way to cap off a day.

The Glasshouse serves a variety of different seasonal, British and European meals but all of them are light, tasty and well presented for a great overall experience. These are rich, delicate meals that won’t leave you feeling too heavy to walk home. The occasional Asian influence spices things up nicely too!

 

3. Trinity

Address: 4 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG

Website: www.trinityrestaurant.co.uk

Phone: 020 7622 1199

Price: ££

Michelin stars: 1 star

Trinity is a privately-owned restaurant in Clapham that serves delicious, seasonal menus. The decor is modern and what really sets it apart is the fact that it is monochrome – the tablecloths, walls and carpet are all without a splash of color which makes for some great photography. On the menu is seasonal cuisine with a ‘modern influence’. It’s a wide selection then, but all delicious.

The upstairs ‘space situated above Trinity’ – is a great place to grab some drinks before or after your meal and can also be hired out for private functions. There is also nicely maintained outdoor seating for sunny days, so it’s worth visiting in the summer.

 

4. Ninth

Address: 22 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NB

Website: www.theninthlondon.com
Phone: 020 3019 0880

Price: £££

Michelin stars: 1 star

The Ninth Restaurant on Charlotte Street is home to delicious (and eclectic) French Mediterranean food and offers a particularly luxuriant atmosphere. The Guardian says there’s “an understated brilliance to this restaurant which does set it apart.” Understated is a good choice of vocabulary here, as the restaurant has a someone casual vibe considering its Michelin Star nature. Great for those that like to relax and not feel too on-show!

Not far from Tottenham Court road and Oxford Street, the area is home to plenty of great restaurants and cafes, making it a popular spot an evening out especially after a day of shopping.

 

5. Chez Bruce

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Address: 2 Bellevue Rd, London SW17 7EG

Website: www.chezbruce.co.uk

Phone: 020 8672 0114

Price: £££

Michelin stars: 1 star

‘With an extensive cheese board,’ is really all you need to know to appreciate that Chez Bruce is a place worth visiting. You’ll also get to enjoy a beautifully decorated space and excellent food no matter what you order. That said, if you’re looking for guidance then you should certainly try out the cheese board that offers an excellent selection of delicious rich and creamy cheese. There’s also a very good wine selection here to go with your food, which is always a nice touch. This is one of the pricier options on the list but the quality makes it more than worth the price of admission.

6. Restaurant Gordon Ramsay

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Address: 68 Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HP

Website: www.gordonramsayrestaurants.com

Phone: 020 7352 4441

Price: £££

Michelin stars: 3 stars

Restaurant Gordon Ramsay proves to the world that Gordon doesn’t just play a chef on TV but actually knows his stuff. His restaurants enjoy three Michelin stars for food that bridges both classical and modern schools and is executed with considerable poise, a lightness of touch and remarkable attention to detail. This is a French cuisine with ‘carefully chosen’ ingredients.

The flagship among Gordon’s restaurants, you know that this is going to be a great experience. Just don’t expect to bump into the man himself! That said, the other restaurants in the chain are also guaranteed to give a great night out.

7. Sakagura

Address: 8 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BU

Website: www.sakaguralondon.com

Phone: 020 3405 7230

Price: ££

Michelin stars: 3 stars

If you’re keen to stay on the pulse, then Sakagura is one of the newest and most exciting restaurants in London to enjoy three Michelin stars. It’s also one of the more adventurous on this list in terms of its cuisine. The restaurant offers a range of southern Japanese dishes or ‘Washoku’ (translating literally as ‘the food of Japan’). Sushi is also on the menu and the location has a very bustling and exciting vibe with warm colors and a friendly atmosphere. Try eating at the square bar in the middle if you don’t mind sitting next to someone new!

 

8. Chapter One

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Address: Farnborough Common, Orpington BR6 8NF

Website: www.chapteronerestaurant.co.uk

Phone: 01689 854848

Price: £

Michelin stars: 1 star

Chapter One is actually a highly affordable chain of restaurants which makes the Michelin Star for the Bromley establishment all the more impressive. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the restaurant just lost its star for the second time. Don’t let that put you off, though. The food is still absolutely delicious, the venue is very accommodating, and the staff are responsive and friendly. The desserts in particular are very tasty, as is the pie. This is still a Michelin Star-quality experience for a lower-than-average price. And it’s surely only a matter of time before it’s recognized again!

 

9. Galvin at Windows

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Address: 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE

Website: www.galvinatwindows.com

Phone: 020 7208 4021

Price: £££

Michelin stars: 1 star

As you can see, there is no shortage of Michelin Star food to be found in London. If you’re looking for something that extra bit special then, why not check out Galvin at Windows? No, it’s not affiliated with Microsoft. The Windows in the name look out from the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane in Mayfair, giving patrons stunning views of the London skyline. This is a breathtaking view, that rivals those you might get from the Shard even. A truly memorable evening out – and fantastic food as well: featuring French haute cuisine. Haute of course translates to ‘high level’ and that’s especially appropriate in this case!

 

10. Gymkhana

Address: 42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH

Website: www.gymkhanalondon.com

Phone: 020 3011 5900

Price: ££

Michelin stars: 1 star

Unpronounceable name aside, Gymkhana is another fantastic Michelin star restaurant in London for those looking for a different cuisine. This time Indian is on the menu, and it’s one of the best places to eat curry (and so much more) in London. This isn’t the place for a cheap and questionable Madras but rather you’ll find a selection of Tandoor oven roasts, sigri charcoal grills and delicious seasonal dishes. Sure it’s not Brick Lane (London’s most famous hot-spot for curries), but the quality of the food makes it a must-visit for fans of curry in London. It’s another spot in Mayfair, and it features an especially opulent décor for those that enjoy dining in style.

Conclusion

As you can see, there is absolutely no shortage of options when it comes to fine dining and delicious food in London. There are countless more Michelin star restaurants to discover, so be sure to let us know your favourites in the comments below!