Behind the bar at The Grill Restaurant at The Dorchester


#DCmoments London food guide

London’s flourishing food scene means delicious delights await on every corner. Explore them all here, from the latest street food to the famous spots for a quintessentially English afternoon tea.

A restaurant for every occasion and a menu for every taste. But what to order?
dinner is served beneath a great lamp and a glass of rose waits patiently for someone to drink it


Luca is an Italian restaurant from the owners of The Clove Club, and uses seasonal British produce in its dishes. As you walk in, you might recognise the bar from magazines and Instagram accounts, and it’s no surprise – the place is stunning. It’s an ideal hang-out for a long lunch with friends or date night.

Ideal for: Making an impression, lunch, dinner

A bowl of gnocchi, drenched in creamy sauce and covered in truffle shavings


Looking over Green Park from Piccadilly is HIDE, the three-level restaurant and bar that’s been a stand-out in Mayfair since opening. Stunning interiors include a swirling oak staircase connecting downstairs bar Hide Below, Hide Ground in the middle and Hide Above at the top. The perfect place for a special occasion.

Ideal for: Date, making an impression, special occasion

Burrata with a pepper drizzled with oil and seasoning
An empty restaurant awaits guests
A dark, rustic all wood seating smokehouse with a huge window with light streaming through


When it comes to BBQs and smoked meat, SMOKESTAK is one of the most celebrated restaurants in London. It features an industrial-like interior, open kitchen and a smoker and charcoal grill, which take centre stage serving a range of meat and seafood dishes, including their ever-popular brisket bun with pickled chillies.

Ideal for: Solo dining, lunch, dinner

a tall smoke-stack brisket burger
Portrait of James Thompson smiling
Food and beverage are taken very seriously at Dorchester Collection, which is why it’s such an honour to work with their team on the #DCmoments Food Guides and help their hotel guests navigate the incredible culinary scenes surrounding the legendary hotels.

James Thompson

Photographer and founder of Food Feels

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