Breakfast is booming in the City of London as bankers and brokers meet over coffee and eggs and restaurateurs seek alternative income streams to the long lunches where wine once lubricated the wheels of business.
Florence Knight, one of London’s most feted young chefs, plans to open a restaurant in the city’s Soho nightlife area as restaurateurs Russell Norman and Richard Beatty expand their group of New York-style venues.
Where do chefs and restaurateurs like to go out for a bite to eat near their homes? I asked more than 40 members of London’s culinary elite about their favorite local eateries. Here’s what they had to say:
Chefs and restaurateurs eat out more than some of us and know more about food than most. I asked about 50 of the U.K.’s culinary masters where they enjoyed their best London restaurant meals of the year.
Michelin announces the winners and losers for its 2011 U.K. guide on Jan. 18 and the country’s chefs are betting that Koffmann’s, L’Anima and Marcus Wareing will be among the London restaurants that gain a star.