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The Franklin

The blurb

The Franklin hotel – hidden down a Knightsbridge backstreet like a beautifully chic secret – has recently become home to Michelin-starred Chef Alfredo Russo. Bringing his world-renowned knowledge to a menu that combines simplicity with sophistication and quality … Read more →

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'A varied British menu, prompt service and enough choice to cater for every palette'

Joe’s Cafe

Open Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm; Sunday: 10am-6.30pm

The blurb

The newly relaunched Joe’s Cafe, the iconic restaurant based inside JOSEPH, on Sloane Street has just been renovated, modernising the space and updating the menu with internationally influenced, boldly flavoured dishes, alongside the … Read more →

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'Kurobuta serves up Japanese-inspired food that prioritises comfort without compromising on style'

Kurobuta

Mon–Sun midday–10.30pm

The blurb

Don’t let the location fool you. Styled after an izakaya (the Japanese version of a gastropub), Kurobuta is a casual respite from the posh streets of Knightsbridge. While I’m a bit of a traditionalist when it … Read more →

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'It is very easy to want to order at least one dish from each section'

Polpo, Harvey Nichols

Mon–Sat midday–10.30pm, Sun midday–10pm

The blurb

Polpo describes itself as a ‘bacaro’, or Venetian pub, designed for guests to enjoy a little snack and a beer or glass of wine while perched on a bar stool, or to order several … Read more →

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L'eto
'The food was almost entirely on point'

L’ETO

Mon–Wed 8.30am–10pm, Thu–Sat 8.30am–11pm, Sun 9am–10pm

L’ETO. It’s certainly not the most typical of names for a café and restaurant, is it? You’ve got your classical tinge of continental European-ness stemming from that well-placed apostrophe, tempered by those glaring capital … Read more →

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Chez Boubier
'Chez Boubier pride themselves on their entrecôte in secret butter sauce and do that exceptionally well'

Chez Boubier

Open daily midday–11pm

A set menu is something that either indicates a failing or stellar restaurant; very good or very bad food. You never see an average gastropub serving a set menu (unless it’s Valentine’s Day, in which case you … Read more →

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Ramusake
'It’s hard to find fault with what they are doing here'

Ramusake

Wed—Sat 6pm—late

The style:

Ramusake is a South Kensington members club styled around a New York East Village speakeasy having an affair with an izakaya (an informal Japanese bar/restaurant). The interior is moody and chic with dark walls, low lighting … Read more →

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'The food at Hawksmoor is unbelievably fresh'

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

Mon–Sat midday–3pm and 5pm–10.30pm; Sun midday–9.40pm

Hawksmoor, just off the Brompton Road, is a large, cavernous space, which may well have been a church hall in an earlier life. In its current incarnation it resembles more the dining-room of a … Read more →

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The Terrace
'I would actually have preferred to have gone to Wetherspoons'

The Terrace, Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel

Mon—Sat midday—10pm; Sun and bank holidays midday—7pm

The style:

Like drinking in the middle of a square on a nasty blonde-bricked housing estate. It’s at the back of the hotel and let’s just say it’s not the building’s best side. … Read more →

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'The sommelier was especially good at pairing wines for my vegan dishes'

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Open for lunch Tue–Fri midday–midnight, Sat 12.30pm–2pm for tapas Mon midday–2pm and 5.30pm–9pm and for dinner daily 6.30pm–10pm

The Halkin by COMO hotel, nestled a few streets behind Hyde Park tube is where you’ll find Ametsa with Arzak Instruction restaurant. … Read more →

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