62 Fulham Road SW3 6HH
Chef: Claudio Campanella
Tel: +44 (0)171 584 8375
Fax: +44 (0)171 225 2982
Open: Seven days a week, lunch and dinner until 12 midnight
Claudio Campanella has probably designed the most Italian menu available outside Italy. Voted the best chef in North America for several consecutive years, Campanella has now added another jewel to his stratospheric international success. After Toronto, Washington, Tokyo and San Paolo in Brazil, he landed in London and took the city by a delectable storm with the reopening of the glorious San Frediano. The restaurant is located in the heart of Chelsea and diners flock from all over the city. The menu reads like best-sellers and offers light traditional cooking with the talented innovations of Chef Campanella.
1 Robert Adam Street W1M 5AG
Reservations: +44 (0)171 486 2724
Fax: +44 (0)171 224 3793
Average meal for two: Fixed price for three courses, discount mid-week
At the world-famous School Dinners Restaurant, enjoy one of the funniest nights you'll ever have. School Dinners is one of the longest running restaurants in London, now in its 20th year, offering a unique evening of comedy cabaret entertainment. The fixed price includes your full evening's entertainment and a three-course traditional British dinner. Gentlemen are served by St Trinian-style waitresses in their stocking-clad, gym slip school outfits, and for ladies, the muscle-bound Chippendale-type schoolboys. The evening is hosted by the headmaster, who is renowned for his quick-witted humour, as seen on television. A never-ending stream of celebrities, including Prince Andrew who attended a stag night in 1984, has made School Dinners famous over the years. School Dinners is ideal for small or large groups visiting London, or just an excuse for a really great night out. Visitors from overseas or other parts of the UK returning home and talking about such a fun night have resulted in School Dinners being featured on television and in the press around the world. On your visit to London, do not miss out on the opportunity of visiting School Dinners.
The Star of India
154 Old Brompton Road
South Kensington SW5 OBE
Reservations: +44 (0)171 373 2901
The Star of India and its flamboyant patron Reza Mahammad have never been quite what one would expect from am Indian restaurant. Distinctive style, as well as wonderful food, has attracted a loyal clientele (including many familiar faces from the worlds of television, film and music) for many years. In fact, the restaurant has remained in the Mahammad family for over 40 years. Its style and ambience have changed dramatically since Reza took the helm in 1991. He commissioned one of London's most highly renowned decorative artists to paint the walls, ceilings and corridors of the restaurant in the style of Italian artists, and in doing so, completely transformed the restaurant. The menu features a wide range of cooking styles and dishes reflecting the diverse cuisine of the Indian sub-continent. A carefully chosen wine lists complements the interesting menu. Private rooms are available for parties. The Star of India has won several restaurant awards and been filmed for two television productions,confirming its position as one of London's leading and most popular exponents of authentic Indian cuisine.
1A Phillimore Gardens
Kensington W8 7QG
Tel: +44 (0)171 938 5338
Since it opened almost ten years ago Sticky Fingers has become almost as legendary as its owner Bill Wyman, former bass guitarist of The Rolling Stones. Many famous diners include: John Cleese, Britt Ekland, Andie Macdowell, Meatloaf and HRH Prince William and Harry. The walls are decked out with rare and exclusive memorabilia from Bill's three decades with The Rolling Stones. Sticky Fingers restaurants are also located in Manchester and Cambridge. Chef David Needes and his kitchen brigade have created a menu of everyone's favourites, from best-selling ribs, gourmet sandwiches and mouth-watering hamburgers to delicious seared Atlantic cod and grilled chicken brochette, all of which are prepared with a nod to his own classical training and using only the finest ingredients. The American-based menu has evolved over the last few years, and now best-selling dishes include Boston sausages (with mash and cider gravy), New York strip 'surf and turf' (a delicious combo of sirloin steak and garlic shrimps) and an irresistible but calorific dessert of Oreo cookie cheesecake. A restaurant for all reasons - from casual drinks and meals out with friends and colleagues to relaxed family outings - Sticky Fingers offers the unbeatable combination of great food and great prices with friendly service and a fun environment.
72/73 St James's Street SW1A 1PH
Manager: Mr Y Adachi
Head Chef: Mr K Kanno
Reservations: +44 (0)171 409 0201
Fax: +44 (0)171 499 0208
Average meal for two: Lunch £50; dinner £100
Open: Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 2pm, 6.30 to 10.30pm; Sunday 6.30 to 10pm
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, Visa, JCB
Located in the heart of the West End, close to St James's Palace, Suntory has become one of London's best known Japanese restaurants. The exotic interior décor transports you into the realms of Japanese beauty whether you are eating in the traditional dining room or in the teppan-yaki dining room where the chef cooks in front of the customers on a hot plate table. The lunch set menu starts at £15 and the dinner set menu at £53.