London’s Best Michelin Starred Restaurants by Cuisine

A foodie’s paradise, London is indeed spoilt for choices when it comes to Michelin-starred restaurants. Whether you’re looking for Chinese food, American, or British, the city has no shortage of internationally acclaimed chefs and best restaurants that can complement your taste. These restaurants not only offer innovative menus, but also offer you a chance of spotting your favourite chefs. So to help find your perfect fine dining spot, we have come up with a list of the top Michelin restaurants by cuisine.

For French Cuisine

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

Honoured with three Michelin stars, this top-class restaurant offers contemporary French cuisine in a modern and stylish environment. The restaurant is a perfect place for a savvy lunch, serving guests with a professional, bespoke, and friendly service. Tucked away in the Dorchester’s grill room, the restaurant boasts a hyper-modern 80-seat dining room. The menus are noticeably French, aiming to serve a 3-course set meal including wine, water, and coffee.

Signature Dish:
To enjoy the ultimate Michelin starred experience, don’t forget to try Fillet of Angus beef or homemade chestnut Pasta.

For British Cuisine


Relocated from Shropshire, Chef Claude Bosi decided to keep much of his flagship restaurant Hibiscus.It is the two-Michelin starred restaurant, offering three, six or eight meal courses. And, the best part of the restaurant is that the impressively cooked dishes arrive at your table with military timing. Everything from the menu to the decor has been redesigned, even the tableware come from Shropshire. The focus of this British restaurant is to serve mouth-watering dishes with exquisite style and presentation.

Signature Dish:
If you feel compelled to try the best, then you can order foie gras ice cream with a warm mixture of brioche and caramel.



Since its opening in 1995, Zafferano has been expanded time and again (like its customers’ waistlines no doubt) for its authentic Italian cuisine. Popular for its private dining room, family-friendly atmosphere and quality of food, this first-class eatery is handled by one of Italy’s top chefs, Andy Needham. The restaurant’s menu blissfully follows the usual Italian meal format, from delicious antipasti to great pasta. Considering the wishes of customers, the restaurant also boasts a stylish bar offering a great selection of cocktails as well as a bar menu with a delicious option of Italian favourites. Due to the popularity of the restaurant bar, you need to reserve a table weeks in advance.

Signature Dish:
Most gourmets who recommend this Italian eatery mention the ‘Malfatti’ Pasta Parcels with potato and morel mushroom as a perfect dish to try.



The name Nobu comes from the celebrated Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who opened this fabulous restaurant in conjunction with partners Robert De Niro, Drew Nieporent, and Christina Ong. Though a little expensive, the restaurant occupies the first floor of The Metropolitan Hotel offering great views over Hyde Park. It is one of the perfect places to eat with a view. Nobu’s style of food is renowned for its modern Japanese cooking that has become both his trademark and the foundation of his success. Besides, the restaurant boasts a separate Sushi Bar that serves a fine selection of wines and whiskies.

Signature Dish:
Tiradito, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno, and Black Cod with Miso are some of the dishes that you can try.


Kai Mayfair

Awarded with a Michelin star in 2009, this restaurant sets incredibly high-standards in Chinese fine dining. Not only this, it also attracts A-list celebrities like old rocker Mick Jagger. But, the soups and hors d’oeuvres cost as much as you’d suppose to pay for a main course. To give you a little clue of the extremely steep prices, their ’Buddha Jumps Over The Wall’ soup has been titled by the Guinness World Records as the world’s most pricey soup.

Signature Dish:
If money is not at all a factor in your decision, then you can try a fish infused liquid broth with sea cucumber at just £108.



The chef in the kitchen has to be something special to cook authentic Indian cuisine, and Alfred Prasad is certainly that. As an executive chef of Tamarind, he has been working over 10 years at this coveted Michelin star restaurant. Accredited with assisting redefine Indian cuisine as a fine dining experience, Alfred Prasad invokes creative cooking you won’t find in any local curry house. The non-vegetarian menu includes a selection of regional favourites like traditional roasted quail and tiger prawns, while the vegetarian menu includes grilled paneer with a filling of mint chutney and tandoori broccoli.

Signature Dish
: To make the most of the Indian cuisine, you can consider Aloo Tikki, Bharwan Paneer, and Dahl Makhani.


The Harwood Arms

Catering to those who like to enjoy a simple one starter or one main course while sticking to their favourite real ales and wines, The Harwood Arms is a perfect night out.A fusion of fine diningand drinking,this is the first and the only London pubto be awarded a Michelin star.There is a lively, friendly atmosphere, and at times the celebration level goes to extremes. The focus of this gastro pub is to offer Londoners with a stress-free venue for enjoying the finest British produce accompanied by superb beers and wines.

Signature Dish:
Apart from offering an exceptional selection of premium beers and real ales, the restaurant’s main draw is venison Scotch egg that can be enjoyed as a bar snack.

With Michelin star service and award winning menus, these restaurants offer a perfect dining experience. So, why not visit any of these to make the most of your ethnic cuisine.

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