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London - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Jason Atherton

1 June 2014

Jason Atherton, renowned Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur, reveals his favourite places to eat in London


For a breakfast treat I love the Wolseley. Its opulent setting and consistently good quality breakfast is hard to beat. Without a doubt my favourite breakfast dish here is the Welsh rarebit, which is the classic British savoury in my opinion. But I have to mention my love of their black pudding with duck egg. It is decadence on a plate and really is a guilty pleasure of mine. I normally try to eat relatively healthily, but that’s always a treat. There is plenty to choose from on the menu, though, and I would recommend booking, as it is a popular spot. 

The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly, London
+44 20 7499 6996


Barrafina is one of my favourite places in London for lunch. There is something about the theatre of sitting at the counter watching the staff and chefs prepare the dishes. I love the showmanship of it and the skills on display. Their tapas dishes are full of flavour and I also like the fact that their staff are engaging and highly knowledgeable about every dish. The wine selection is also full of good options that complement the food beautifully. I have never left Barrafina disappointed, which is testament to their professionalism and obvious love of food and drink. 

54 Frith Street
Soho, London


For dinner my top London choice is The Ledbury. Attention to detail here is second to none from the moment you walk in the door; from the immaculate staff to the quality, creativity and consistency of the food all the way to the beautiful setting. Dishes vary according to the season, but look out for crapaudine beetroot baked in clay with smoked eel and dried olives or Cornish turbot with brassicas, chopped oysters and sake. The Ledbury is a real treat and one I’d highly recommend for a special occasion. In fact, don’t wait for a special occasion, just get there and enjoy the whole experience. 

The Ledbury
127 Ledbury Road
Notting Hill, London
+44 20 7792 9090