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The Best Restaurants in London

BY: Emma Toner | 19 Aug 2014
The Best Restaurants in London

To celebrate local merchants, Groupon will soon award restaurants all over the world with ‘Local Stars’. We asked our London bloggers to name their personal local stars, here is the list:

By Chris Pople

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Top 3 restaurants in Battersea


Battersea Rise. From the team behind Terroirs, Brawn and the Green Man and French Horn, everyone's platonic ideal of the local restaurant. A short, daily-changing menu of exciting European bistro dishes, and a natural wine list that's never less than interesting.

Mien Tay

Whilst the service can be a bit ropey, this bustling spot is always oversubscribed thanks to its faithful reproduction of Vietnamese classics like Pho, summer rolls and their signature chargrilled quail with honey and garlic. There's even a decent, very reasonably marked-up wine list by Bibendum.

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Dip & Flip

London's burger craze shows no sign of abating, so it takes a particularly accomplished take to stand out from the crowd. Dip & Flip's USP is their dipping gravy, served with everything. If you haven't tried a cheeseburger soaked in gravy, you haven't lived.

Dip   Flip

By Julie Pallot

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For slow cooked pulled pork goodness in a proper American diner setting, with mouth watering hickory sauces on tap and American sport on the telly. An all round experience and lashings of meat that is simply delicious!


Do you like Belgian Beer and Mussels? Then this is you all over. Plus the waiters dress as monks. Plus did I mention the extensive range of Belgian Beer? Plus the layout is all crome and wooden benches and open kitchen. Fantastic.

Bob Bob Ricard

Unlike the two above this is not a reasonably priced restaurant. This is a place you go to pretend you are an evil villain from a James Bond movie. Preferably a Russian one. It has a button you press to alert the waiter to bring you champagne, it has gilted patterned wallpaper everywhere imaginable, it has art deco lamp stands and walnut panels toilets and food straight out of the 1980's but in a really good way. Think Beef Wellington, Prawn Cocktail, Double Chocolate Cherry everything!

Read more about Bob Bob Ricard in The Best (Sort of) Russian Restaurants in London

Header Image courtesy of Bob Bob Ricard.

By Laura Fountain

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Vanilla Black

The best fancy vegetarian food you'll ever eat.

Vanilla Black

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Thai Cafe

Run by a really friendly mother and daughter, a tiny little piece of Thailand in east London.

Tapping the Admiral

Go for the beer, stay for the homemade pies.