100 of the Hottest London Restaurants



UK restaurant guide Square Meal has just released its 'Hot 100,' an annual list of the 100 London restaurants generating the most buzz amongst the Square Meal community, and it seems chef Jason Atherton is the restaurant king of the capital, with a total of five on the list.

His Pollen Street Social tops the list this year, followed by his City Social (20), Berners Tavern (25), Social Eating House (29), and Little Social (68) restaurants.

The British chef, who previously worked under Gordon Ramsay, has built a 16-strong restaurant empire worldwide, including nine in London alone, and the newly Michelin-starred The Clocktower in New York.

The rankings are not neccessarily an indication of the 'best' restaurants, say Square Meal, but are compiled from user surveys, hits on the website and the opinions of the editorial staff.

The list is a mix of perrenial fine dining favourites and newer more casual spots, proving London's diversity, as one of the best city's to eat in the world.

Take a look at the top 20 below and see the full list here.

1. Pollen Street Social

2. The Ledbury

3. Gymkhana

4. Sushisamba

5. Core by Clare Smyth (Best New Restaurant)

6. Hutong

7. Padella

8. Neo Bistro

9. Kiln

10 Barrafina Adelaide Street

11. The Clove Club

12. Hakkasan Mayfair

13. Isabel

14. Chez Bruce

15. Bocca di Lupo

16. Mere

17. Frenchie

18. The Wolseley

19. Yauatcha Soho

20. City Social