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:
Telephone a restaurant requesting a good table and you may be told that all are excellent, only to be seated in an undesirable location known to insiders as Siberia. Call a hot venue and you’ll be lucky even to get in.
The Hand & Flowers, a provincial pub where the three-course set lunch costs just 19.50 pounds ($31.39), last night toppled the Ledbury as the U.K.’s best restaurant, a title the London venue had held for three years.