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The London Edition hotel is a city-centre show-stealer – although we’d expect nothing less from Studio 54 co-founder turned hotellier Ian Schrager. The hotel’s star turn restaurant Berners Tavern has dazzling 19th-century detailing and Ferran Adrià-trained chef Jason Atherton’s patronage – say ‘how do you do?’ to this hotspot and our pick of London’s finest dining rooms…

Even the most blasé trendsetter will be awe-struck by Berners Tavern’s fine-art jigsaw puzzle walls, restored Rococo-style stucco ceiling and begging-to-be-swung-from chandeliers. Surreptitious celeb-spotting comes second to admiring Schrager’s take on ‘old-fashioned good taste’, and patron chef Jason Atherton – mastermind of Michelin-star-awarded Pollen Street Social – has spruced-up British comfort food for the menu (macaroni cheese with braised ox-cheek and bone-marrow crumble? Yes please).

London's finest dining rooms | The London Edition hotel

Self-proclaimed ‘cocktail Jedi’ Davide Segat’s creations – ‘Are you trying tequila?’ and ‘Mead, myself and I’ – are charmingly puntastic and very sluggable, too. However, don’t expect the debauchery of Schrager’s era-defining club (riding in on horseback is likely discouraged): Berners Tavern is for frock-wearing and grown-up date nights.

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BLAKES RESTAURANT BLAKES HOTEL
London's finest dining rooms | Blakes Hotel
Blakes’ subterranean, Orient-inspired dining room is intimate and seductive, with low enough lighting for a little naughtiness. Don daring togs and feed each other Beluga or Oscietra by hand…

THE FOYER CLARIDGE’S
London's finest dining rooms | Claridge's
Leading off from the lobby, the Foyer’s art deco detailing, impeccable service and Porter-esque piano-tinkling lure coteries of lunching ladies and afternoon tea aficionados, and Dale Chihuly’s chandelier adds contemporary cool.

MASSIMO RESTAURANT & BAR CORINTHIA HOTEL
London's finest dining rooms | Corinthia Hotel
Massimo’s deep-sea chic (bathysphere-shaped chandeliers, vintage map prints and Breton-striped pillars) give it Poseidon-standard gravitas, and its oyster bar begs to be propped up.

SIXTH FLOOR RESTAURANT SHOREDITCH HOUSE
London's finest dining rooms | Shoreditch House
When you have sprawling sixth-floor views of London, you don’t need chandeliers. With mix-and-match retro furnishings, trailing greenery and industrial overtones this hip rooftop restaurant is the touchstone for grand dining du jour.

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