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There’s an abundance of excellent food and dining options in London’s Fitzrovia neighborhood. Here are 10 places where you can never go wrong.

One of central London’s premier neighborhoods for superb dining is Fitzrovia. It features many great places to eat, drink and while away the hours. Here are 10 to turn to over and over again.

A personal restaurant from proprietor and chef Nuno Mendes, Lisboeta is his love letter to Lisbon. This is a side of Portuguese food that many have not yet experienced. Expect dishes based on family recipes and twists on food Mendes enjoyed as a child growing up in the city. The excellent wine list features almost entirely Portuguese wines.

One of three restaurants in this mini group, Meraki serves delicious Greek food combined with an elegant ambience. The contemporary feel of the space allows the food to shine. Diners can expect fresh Mediterranean dishes with seasonally informed ingredients and creative presentations. The extensive mezze selection is the way to go if dining with a group. We especially loved the grilled artichokes and taramasalata.

Offering a dining concept that features a creative six-course tasting menu that cycles every six weeks, this chain of restaurants never ceases to amaze. A recent menu, ‘Once Upon a Time: Chapter 2’, was inspired by iconic children’s stories. Aiming to keep diners engaged and discovering new flavors, proprietor Nico Simeone personally imagines each menu, which is then executed by the various Six By Nico locations. Somewhat fast food meets fine dining, it is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience.

The petite but characterful dining room at 10-year-old Lima is an ideal host for the contemporary Peruvian cuisine on offer. Recipient of a Michelin star, the vibrant cuisine pairs British produce with South American ingredients and recipes for a delicious menu. For the best experience, try the tasting menu – a veritable journey through the country with its myriad culinary influences. The desserts are especially good, including the plantain tart.

Featuring just 19 seats around a U-shaped table, the two-Michelin-starred Kitchen Table is quite literally that. The immersive dining experience centers guests in action with the open kitchen in full view, while the table shape encourages interaction among the guests. Featuring an evolving seasonal tasting menu focusing on independent suppliers and hyper-fresh flavors, don’t miss the drinks options for which Chef James Knappett is known. We recommend the Champagne pairing for a decadent, nonpareil evening.

Simultaneously relaxed and elevated, Clipstone is well-regarded for its modern European cuisine and seasonal British produce. Showcasing simple and minimalist food that lets the ingredients shine, expect broad appeal and plenty of dishes that encourage sharing. This is a neighborhood restaurant, after all. Explore the comprehensive wine list, chat with the friendly staff and stay a while. Clipstone is the perfect place to let an evening linger.

Portland is accessible, Michelin-starred fine dining, served in a more relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. Focusing on the food instead of the typical markers of an elevated dining experience, the kitchen’s attention to detail shows. Each dish features a subtle touch that elevates it completely, rendering it unforgettable. Billing wine as important as food and service, the extensive list includes options at many price points and hard-to-find bottles made available through their relationships with vintners. They are one of just six global restaurants that work directly with Chateau d’Yquem, offering three vintages by the glass.

An 18th-century, Grade II-listed pub, The George is a beautiful drinking destination, which need not have such excellent food. Fortunately, however, it does. Serving the pub menu of dreams, everything is executed perfectly, and the menu offers enough variety that there’s something for everyone. The perfect spot for a cozy weeknight dinner or a long and languorous roast come Sunday, this is the kind of pub you wish was in your neighborhood.

Located within an inviting townhouse, Norma celebrates Italian hospitality and the varied inspirations of Sicilian cuisine. Upscale and stylish, the two-floor dining area is warm and welcoming; expect an extensive antipasti selection, citrus accents, fresh seafood and several pastas. We love sharing a selection of snacks and antipasti with one of the signature spritzes, followed by signature Pasta alla Norma and the whole fish, paired with a crisp Etna Bianco. This meal is designed to take you on holiday without leaving London.

The signature restaurant of Ian Schrager’s The London EDITION hotel, Berners Tavern, features one of the most stunning dining rooms we’ve ever seen. Gallery-style artwork covers the walls, and an impressive chandelier hangs overhead. Jason Atherton handles the cuisine, which is contemporary and British, reliable and fresh. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s the kind of place you can drop into any time of day and expect to leave satiated. The adjacent bar beckons as well; it’s the perfect destination for a nightcap, merged with the gorgeous dining room and an extensive drinks menu.

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