Secret Londonwhere to eat

Between gourmet and bistronomic cuisine, here are four brilliant addresses to try
whose atmosphere oscillates between traditional, cosy and designer

Switch House restaurant

on the 9th floor of the new Tate Modern extension, offer river views and highlights artisanal British food with Suffolk ham, Cornish fish and custom-brewed beer sourced from the nearby Bermondsey neighbourhood. Bankside E1;


Society fixture Charles Finch’s teeny but exquisite Mayfair restaurant Chucs oozes 1950s style and Riviera glamor, offering our favourite Italian classics. 30 Dover Street W1;


Lassco’s antiques store in Bermondsey’s Maltby Street Market has a new restaurant and bar, the Ropewalk which is the perfect place for an intimate candlelit dinner. 41 Maltby Street SE1;


Chef Skye Gyngell’s Spring restaurant in Somerset House is a thing of architectural beauty; flooded with light and offering a sensational pared-down menu of seasonal produce, Somerset House, The Strand WC1;


Coming up ROSÉS

A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Piper-Heidsieck Rare Millesimé Rosé 2007 is the first rosé rendition of the decorated Champagne house’s prestige cuvée. After eight years in barrel, spicy, herbal notes mix with lychee, pomegranate and vanilla tones in this limited edition. Just 1,500 bottles were made, with 150 released in the UK.


Paying homage to the Parisian tearoom’s Belle Epoque interior, Angelina packages its mini gianduja chocolates and crepes dentelles in vintage-style tins.

Henri Le Roux

Using ingredients from his native Brittany, Henri Le Roux has created more than 80 original confections. His Valentine’s Day range features mendicants, and truffles flavoured with ginger and orange confit.

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