The first London restaurant from iconic French chef Grégorie Marchand, and a fine exponent of modern, seasonal French cooking and low-intervention wines.
Covent Garden, 16 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH; frenchiecoventgarden.com
The Frog E1
All of the Frog’s chef-patron Adam Handling’s operations have a sharp focus on cutting out waste at every stage of preparation and cooking, not least at the ultra-contemporary Frog E1.
Old Truman Brewery, E1 6QR; thefrogrestaurant.com
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen
Jamie Oliver’s first restaurant opening, an acclaimed modern British restaurant that offers unemployed and disadvantaged young people a way into the hospitality industry.
15 Westland Place, N1 7LP; fifteen.net
A contemporary Michelin-starred restaurant ripping up the fine-dining rulebook, with a focus on seasonal British produce and natural wines.
Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ; lyleslondon.com
Featured Entry: The Great Chase
A fine-dining restaurant with a strong emphasis on ethics. Ingredients are responsibly sourced and free-range, and food is wholesome, halal and expertly crafted. It offers cordials and concoctions, and rare teas and coffees, with a unique dry bar.
316 St John Street, EC1V 4NT; thegreatchase.co.uk
The restaurant at the Richmond garden centre of the same name practises the Slow Food philosophy, as well as using a plethora of ingredients grown on the premises.
Church Lane, Petersham Road, Richmond TW10 7AB; petershamnurseries.com
An acclaimed modern British restaurant in Marble Arch, whose chef-owner Merlin Labron-Johnson is an advocate for root-to-stem dining.
113 Great Portland St, W1W 6QQ; portlandrestaurant.co.uk
Somerset House, WC2R 1LA; springrestaurant.co.uk
St. John Smithfield
One of London’s most highly-thought-of and influential restaurants, whose co-owner and chef Fergus Henderson pioneered the idea of nose-to-tail eating.
26 St John Street, EC1M 4AY; stjohnrestaurant.com
A St James’s restaurant with a progressive and proactive approach to dealing with food waste.
8 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5NG; thebalconlondon.com