Monday, 8 August 2011 1:08 PM
A destination known for its plethora of stylish venues, London is a hub for some of the UK's – and the world's – most glamorous attractions. Nowhere is this truer when it comes to gastronomy. Within the capital's streets can be found some of the most incredible eateries, serving everything from classic British fare to cutting-edge cuisine.
The West End is a particularly wonderful spot for dining, so if you are planning a luxurious break in 4* hotels in London, make sure that you book a meal or two at some of the restaurants here.
And if experiencing the culinary creations of some of the capital's top chefs is one of your main holiday desires, why not select where to stay from the excellent range of Mayfair hotels on offer?
By doing so, you can enjoy a break in opulent surroundings, while also being within a stone's throw of some of the city's most prestigious and decadent restaurants.
Among the fabulous dining experiences you can have if you choose to stay in luxurious establishments such as the Holiday Inn Mayfair is lunch or dinner at the Ivy.
Nestled in the beating heart of the West End, this famous restaurant is renowned for its celebrity following and exceptional British cuisine.
Tucked opposite St Martin's Theatre, it boasts beautiful decor, from its stained-glass windows to its shining wooden tables and chairs. Offering an intimate, relaxed atmosphere, it teams its beautiful interior with tremendous dishes delivered with the Ivy's famous flair.
And as it is wonderfully close to some of the West End's top thespian venues, it is the ideal spot for a bite to eat prior to – or following – a trip to the theatre.
Another West End favourite is Christopher's, which can be found sitting on the edge of Covent Garden, close to the Strand. Boasting stunning views, this restaurant can be easily spotted by its incredibly ornate facade.
With an equally striking interior, this eatery is sure to impress from the moment you step through its doors. And its food certainly will not disappoint, with its stunning neo-American menu including dishes such as steamed seabass, roast rump of lamb and warm melting maple pecan tart.
If you're seeking an unforgettable dining experience during your luxurious break, Sketch could be an ideal choice. Famed for its dedication to the relationship between food and art, this venue creates cuisine often defined as 'New French'.
It also boasts a highly acclaimed and extensive wine list to complement its unique and experimental menu, with a striking decor to complete the experience.
Alternatively, for a taste of cutting-edge Japanese cuisine you could make a reservation at Nobu, one of the West End's most well-reputed restaurants.
Situated in The Metropolitan Hotel in Park Lane, this fantastic venue is renowned for being the first European eatery opened by Nobu Matsushisa, a celebrated Japanese chef.
Here you can dine on Michelin-star cuisine while enjoying incredible views out over Hyde Park.
However, if your tastes tend towards modern European gastronomy, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge's may be just the experience you have been searching for.
This immensely stylish, glamorous restaurant has a glorious art deco interior and produces delicious cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Its decadent and delicious fare includes Dorset lobster, breast of Creedy Carver duck and gingerbread souffle, to name but a few.
And for an even more incredible experience, why not book the Chef's Table for a unique insight into the restaurant's culinary flair?
So, to ensure your holiday's meals are as luxurious, wonderful and memorable as the rest of your break, why not reserve a table at one of London's top West End restaurants?