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Restaurants recommendations

We are visiting in June and wanted to know some very good restaurants you guys have been to and we’re great!
Thank you

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You will have literally hundreds of choices. You said "very good" restaurants, for that reason I suggest you use the online version of the Michelin Red Guide (not the Green Guide) for London.

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Or just restaurants that you guys loved. Doesn’t have to be 5 stars.

You want very good restaurants therefore the recommendation to read the Michelin site is a good one, relying on random strangers advice is not a good one as personal tastes are subjective, what might be considered very good by someone could be viewed as average by another.

Another good option is to read reviews from professional restaurant critics, they tend to have a good nose for food and what constitutes a good restaurant, Jay Rayner who writes for The Guardian is a good critic - www.theguardian.com/profile/jayrayner

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Dishoom ( already mentioned, I ate at the one at Granary Square which is close to the British Library), Comptoir Libanais at Duke Of York Square ( Like Dishoom there’s more than one location, loved the atmosphere, service and food) Bill’s
(another chain, good food and service),
Punjab in Covent Garden, Kerbisher and Malt in Shepard’s Bush, and The Dove Pub in Hammersmith.

Don’t forget to try the food stalls at Spitafields, Borough, Portobello and Maltby Street Markets.

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I'd disagree with Bills being lumped in with the "very good" category. It's fine as a reliable fall back, my kids enjoy it because it's easy food and they go mad for the chipolatas in honey and mustard. Our most recent visit wasn't very good, I went for the Bill's Brunch and experienced lukewarm food and overcooked eggs. I wouldn't discourage anyone from eating there but I wouldn't put it in the "very good" league or recommend it for a dinner, think more breakfast/brunch. I'd probably recommend Brown's over Bill's (we need another 'B') a bit more upscale than Bill's but still a chain but it's difficult to ascertain what the OP would consider as "very good".

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And JC I agree maybe not VERY good but good portions, good enough price wise and more than one location.

I’m in London quite often and it’s never failed my taste buds so I shared. January at Bill’s in Ealing my breakfast was very good

Their choice to go or not.

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We stayed in Covent Graden and loved, loved loved;
Jamie Oliver's Italian Restaurant on Upper St Martins
San Carlo Cichetti on Wellington Street near the London Film Museum. If you've got a free couple of hours and have a James Bond fan in your group, the Film Museum has an exhibit showing several of the cars used in the movies.
If you're looking for an old pub-we didn't actually eat there but had drinks at the George Inn. It's on the South Side of the Thames a couple of blocks from London bridge. It was originally established in 1542 and the current building has been used as a pub since 1676. It's about a 20 minute walk from the Tower of London.