London is just not famous for its historic attractions. The city is home to some of the finest restaurants that serve up the best culinary delights in this part of the world. Whether you are a seasoned meat eater or an ardent vegan you can expect to get your taste-buds titillated at some of the top restaurants in this charming city. Here are just a few of classy restaurants to satiate your gustatory cravings at:
Lutyens: It is situated in a building that was designed by Sir Edward Lutyens known for his architectural genius. In what used to formerly be a Reuters Office, the place was transformed by Sir Terence Conran six years ago into a members club, wine bar and restaurant. With a warm and vibrant atmosphere, Lutyens serves delightful European modernist fare with fish being predominant in its menu (courtesy of a Swedish chef). Hop along to its cool wine bar, which has a small terrace that accords a view of St. Bride and Fleet Street.
Coq d’Argent: You will find Coq d’Argent which is rooftop bistro and grill set above James Stirling’s pink-and-terracotta striped No 1 Poultry. It is unmissable! Coq d’Argent is known for its fine classic French menu on weekdays, although on weekends there is a more informal atmosphere with brunch and jazz. A great menu complemented by fine wine and exceptional views. At times it is closed for private parties so check before you drop in!
Duck & Waffle: To catch great views of London at a 24 hour diner hop along to the Duck & Waffle. It is nestled atop the Heron Tower and offers smashing breakfasts with the Full English. For those who want something more tantalising try any of more sophisticated options on offer. Great food and great views!
Royal Exchange Grand Café & Mezzanine Lounge: An excellent bar/restaurant the Royal Exchange Grand Café & Mezzanine Lounge offers a unique combination of a chic Champagne bar amidst the vibrancy of a cafeteria. For those who prefer something a bit more intimate and private head straight to the Mezzanine Lounge to be found upstairs. An excellent Full English will cost you very less besides a fabulous value for money menu between 5-10 pm. Expect to see the place crammed to the hilt!
Sauterelle, Royal Exchange: The uniquely named Sauterelle, has derived its name from the emblem used by the founder of the Royal Exchange Sir Thomas Gresham. You will find the restaurant on the mezzanine level, which offers an intimate and cosy ambience. It is famous for its contemporary European cuisine, made from the fresh produce and primarily consists of fish and meat dishes!