Sunday, March 17, 2013

Best of London 2012

Here is my list of best of London food shops , restaurants and wine establishments for 2012.

Best Restaurant(s) in London : Hedone , Dinner , Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road , Alain Ducasse (Dorchester) and The Ledbury

Best Sourcing and Ingredients : Hedone

Best Argentinian : Zoilo

Best Italian Restaurant (Southern & Sardinian) : L'Anima , 11 Park Walk and Mennula

Best Italian Restaurant (Northern) : Alloro , Zafferano & Locanda Locatelli

Best Pan Italian : Aspleys , River Cafe & Babbo

Best Trattoria : Mele e Pere

Best Casual Indian : Roti Chai

Best Indian (Modern) : Benares and Rasoi

Best Pakistani : Shezan & Saloos

Best Chinese : Hunan and Kai

Best Dim Sum : Pearl Liang , A Wong and Royal China (Baker St)

Best Thai :  Heron

Best Fusion : Apero , Zuma and Moro

Best Japanese : Umu and Sake No Hana

Best Vietnamese : head to Paris or Vietnam

Best Lebanese/Syrian : Ishbilia , Knightsbridge and Meza , Tooting

Best Greek : Mazi

Best Turkish : Mangal Ocakbasi (Stoke Newington)

Best Sushi : Sushi Tetsu , Yashin Sushi

Best French : Hibiscus , Gauthier Soho , Club Gascon , Alain Ducasse (Dorchester)

Best Modern British/European : The Ledbury

Best Spanish : Cambio de Tercio , Fino , Pizarro and Iberica

Best Tapas : Tendido Cedro , Donostia , Barrafina and José

Best English : St John's

Best Fish/Seafood : One - O - One , Knightsbridge

Best Gastro Pub : Harwood Arms , Anchor & Hope , Great Queen St

Best Service : Galvin's Windows , Goodman Maddox St , Hedone , Fino , Bar Boulud , and Zafferano

Best Sandwich : Fernandez and Wells and Kappacasein

Best Pub : The Ship (Wandsworth) , Hampshire Hog and Black Friar

Best Selection of Beer : Draft House and The Rake

Best Wine Bar : 28-50

Best Brasserie : Bob Bob Ricard

Best Maverick : Giaconda Dining Room , Brunswick House Café and 40 Maltby St

Best French Bistro/Bourgeois Cooking : Bistro Bruno and Koffmann

Best Burger :  Burger and Lobster , Goodman and Elliot's

Best "joint" Burger :  Meat Market , Meat Liquor

Best Chain Burger : Byron

Best Steak : Gillray's and Goodman

Best Steak Restaurant : Gillray's, Hawksmoor , Sophie's and Goodman

Best Grill : The Dorchester Grill

Best Pizza : Franco Manca (Brixton) and Santa Maria

Best Street Food : Mr Falafel ( Shepherds Bush )

Best Value for money Wine List : Bob Bob Ricard

Best Value for Money Restaurants : Koya , Sophie's ,  Burger and Lobster and Mangal Ocakbasi

Best Newcomers in London 2012 : Apero , Mele e Pere and Bubbledogs/Kitchen Table

Best Bakery/Bread : St John's Bakery and Hedone

Best Patisserie and Chocolatier : William Curley

Best Coffee : Prufork Coffee

Best Coffee Roaster : Square Mile

Best Cakes and Brownies : Bea's of Bloomsbury

Best Gelato :  Oddono's and La Gelatiera

Best Fishmonger : The Chelsea Fishmonger (Rex Goldsmith), Chelsea Green

Best Greengrocer : Andreas Veg Chiswick and Chelsea

Best Cheese Shop : La Fromagerie , Rippon , Neal's Yard and Beillevaire

Best Wine Merchants Retail : Lea and Sandeman, Philglas and Swiggot , Market Row Wines  and Handford

Best Wine Merchants Wholesale : Liberty , Fortyfive 10  and Bibendum

1 comment:

Lea Sandeman said...

Thanks for the mention