42 "Classic Establishment" restaurants in London.
Boisdale in Mayfair is all about tartan, royal-approved steak, surprisingly affordable burgers, and err, more tartan.
Old, full of red velvet, and with a taste for custard, Rules is a high-priced, novelty-feeling British restaurant in Covent Garden.
Lemonia is a Greek restaurant in Primrose Hill that’s always busy, and never fails to put a smile on our faces.
The Guinea Grill is a tiny pub in Mayfair with an old school restaurant specialising in excellent steaks.
The Wolseley is a huge, classic all-day brasserie in Mayfair, but it’s the breakfasts here that make it an essential London experience.
The French House is a legendary Soho drinking institution that serves simple classics in its upstairs dining room.
Ciao Bella in Bloomsbury is an old school Italian restaurant where the spaghetti doesn’t matter as much as the story you’re listening to.
At Hunan, a Chinese restaurant in Victoria, you don’t choose the menu - the menu chooses you. Their ‘trust me’ tasting menu is a classic.
40 Dean Street is a charming, old school Italian spot that's been serving the people of Soho pasta for almost twenty years.
St. John in Clerkenwell is a special place. It’s often referred to as an institution. And having a meal here is one of the best things you can do.
The Holborn Dining Room is a big and grand all-day restaurant inside the Rosewood Hotel, but the only things you should go there for are the pies.
Kerridge’s Bar and Grill near Embankment serves tarted up (and expensive) English classics, and nothing about it is hard to get on with.
Oslo Court is a restaurant in a block of flats in St John’s Wood, serving British classics in a room that doesn’t seem to have changed since the 80s.
The River Café is a long standing classic London restaurant that literally wrote the book on tasteful, authentic Italian food.
Gökyüzü is an all-day, late-night Turkish spot in Harringay. It’s a Green Lanes landmark, and one of London’s best restaurants.