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Honourable Tom Houghton's top 10 London restaurant picks

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by Tom 'Honourable Tom' Houghton
Updated June 21, 2022

Tom is a stand-up comic, influencer and illustrator who currently resides in the Tower of London. He tours internationally to sell out audiences, creating hilarious stand-up sets and social media content for the masses. Tom offers his honourable knowledge of London and has created a top ten 'must visit' restaurant list.

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4.6
4.6 (1638)
£26 to £40
Spanish
Tower Hill
About the restaurant

This is where my dad takes the family if we’re all together and he’s feeling generous. A relaxed and cosy environment for catching up, sharing bites and swapping stories.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Great food for great price. Only down side is that the terrace closes quite early on, which is a shame as the outside area is very nice. Still had a great time the staff is friendly and talkative. Food is mind blowing.
A photo of Afternoon Tea at Café Royal restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2057)
£41 and over
Afternoon Tea
Piccadilly
About the restaurant

If you're into name dropping and scandal, then this is the place for afternoon tea. You’ll be unable to resist the temptation to gossip about all the stars who rubbed shoulders there over the years.

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Londongirl
Dined on Jan 1, 2023
We went there with my friends who came to the UK for their holiday. Everything was very good including food, service and ambience. I strongly recommend to friends.
A photo of Prix Fixe Brasserie restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3722)
£26 to £40
French
Soho
About the restaurant

If you’ve spent most of your money on West End tickets, this is the perfect place for some pre-show French cuisine. Affordable, relaxed, charming and delicious. You will not be Les Miserable.

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TommyC
Dined 3 days ago
This place is a hidden gem in central London! I love it and the food is always superb.
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4.3
4.3 (2330)
£41 and over
Contemporary European
Green Park
About the restaurant

Walking down the huge central staircase already makes you feel cool. Then the live bands and incredible food only add to the Jazzy, mafia vibe. Brilliant if you don’t mind coughing up the dough.

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jamesh
Dined 2 days ago
Probably my favourite dine-dance-&-live music place. Very few good spots in London now and no one does it quite as well as Quags. The food, service and ambience is always excellent and to the venue's credit, they stay open reasonably late - last night's 2nd act came on at 10.45pm (and they were superb) - whereas so many venues shut early these days.
A photo of The Lore of the Land restaurant
4.6
4.6 (693)
£41 and over
Gastro Pub
Fitzrovia
About the restaurant

If you want a London Geezer pub, check out this one owned by ‘Lock Stock’ director Guy Ritchie. Especially good for a Sunday roast, get yourself round and smash some grub down ya Queen of the south.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Firstly the staff are friendly, professional, and extremely informative. The food was outstanding with the most amazing flavours! We truly enjoyed everything that we ordered. Our only disappointment is the fact we are now unable to get another reservation for at least 10 months. If you are lucky enough to get a reservation you will love it!
A photo of The Granary Square Brasserie restaurant
4.2
4.2 (8320)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
King's Cross
About the restaurant

This slick and smooth venue is perfect for any time of the day. The chandeliers sparkle you through breakfast, collapse of a couch for afternoon cream tea, or arrive at sunset in time for the DJ to pump you up for the evening.

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dgmr
Dined 6 days ago
Lovely, lovely place. Great service and really tasty food. Just got a bit rowdy and loud around 9pm and had to shout to hear my dinner date. Otherwise lovely!
A photo of The Ivy Asia, St. Paul's restaurant
4.3
4.3 (6502)
£41 and over
Contemporary Asian
St Paul's
About the restaurant

A feast for the belly and the eyes. I nearly licked the floor, it looked so beautiful. Luckily the pan-Asian inspired menu was equally tasty.

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NasR
Dined 3 days ago
Beautiful setting great environment service was excellent super lunch
A photo of Fishworks - Covent Garden restaurant
4.4
4.4 (2010)
£26 to £40
Seafood
Covent Garden
About the restaurant

If you love dinners with the swimmers… there is nowhere better to whet your appetite. You literally walk through the fish before you sit and devour them.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
From arrival to departure this was an amazing visit. Staff helpful and great service, food was amazing and all fish so fresh. Great atmosphere and will definitely recommend and return. Thank you all
A photo of The Iceberg Lounge at Park Row restaurant
3.8
3.8 (33)
£41 and over
Japanese
Soho
About the restaurant

I’m a huge Batman fan, and this place has a (very subtle) caped crusader theme. The cocktail menu is especially inventive and with food this good I may turn into a dinner, dinner, dinner, dinner… FATMAN!

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Chloe
Dined on Feb 27, 2024
Lovely service Amazing food Overall a really good experience Lovely birthday treat
A photo of Seasons Mayfair restaurant
£41 and over
Fish
Mayfair
About the restaurant

If you’re a pescatarian with a taste for quality, then look no further. This is veg and fish dining at its finest. Make sure you put your best glad rags on, because if you have someone you want to impress… this is the one for you.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jan 2, 2022
Amazing food and service, this is now on my favorite places to visit for a good meal or if I want to invite friends.
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