Should you wish to indulge in unquestionably fine dining in the capital, take a look at out invaluable recommended list of Michelin star restaurants in London. The establishments which have received this highly prestigious award ensure that decadent surroundings, the finest wines and exquisite dining are guaranteed on every occasion. The number of Michelin star restaurants is always growing so let us present the leading players.
Earning three stars in 2010 and keeping them in 2011 and 2012, Alain Ducasse's London restaurant is ideal for both business meetings and the ladies who lunch crowd.
The Dorchester Hotel,
53 Park Lane,
The celebrated Spanish restaurant gets a London outpost - and a Michelin star from 2013.
5-6 Halkin Street,
Opened in 2006, Arbutus is the brainchild of Will Smith and Anthony Demetre. Arbutus is an intimate dining venue that has a stylish and elegant interior. Seasonal produce is used to create a menu of affordable and interesting dishes which are complemented by a comprehensive wine list.
63-64 Frith Street,
Acclaimed chef Attul Kochar's sublime Indian restaurant has one star.
12a Berkeley Square House,
Eric Chavot's excellent little Mayfair brasserie received its first star in 2013.
41 Conduit Street,
The restaurant with a huge waiting list also impressed the Michelin judges in 2013, winning its first star.
39 Whitfield Street,
Heston Blumenthal's first London restaurants gets a Michelin in its first year, and its second star in 2013.
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park,
Fera at Claridge's is the latest restaurant by acclaimed chef Simon Rogan. Reflecting the influence of seasonal ingredients, Fera at Claridge's offers two multi course menus in addition to a la carte and set lunch menus.
55 Brook Street,
Well known for its famous views, Galvin at Windows earned its first Michelin star in 2010 and kept it in 2011 and 2012.
London Hilton on Park Lane,
22 Park Lane,
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay offers fine dining in elegant surroundings. Award-winning food and exemplary service combine to create a memorable dining experience.
68-69 Royal Hospital Road,
Mayfair's Greenhouse offers award winning Modern European cuisine to enjoy within beautiful and tranquil surroundings.
27a Hays Mews,
Gymkhana Mayfair has a grand interior that reflects the the magnificent gymkhana clubs of Colonial India. The restaurant offers modern Indian dishes with tandoor oven and sigri charcoal dishes as specialities. Gymkhana Mayfair has a unique choice of drinks with a selection from the Indian subcontinent.
42 Albemarle Street,
Worthy of the awards it has received, Hakkasan offers sensational Chinese food served by an attentive and informed staff.
8 Hanway Place,
Proving that gastro pubs can earn Michelin stars too, the Harwood Arms was awarded its first in 2010.
27 Walham Grove,
Michael Jonsson's Chiswick venue was awarded its first star in 2013, and its easy to see why the Michelin judges saw fit to do so.
301 Chiswick High Road,
Michelin-starred chef Helene Darroze brings a taste of regional France to the heart of Mayfair Village.
With an emphasis on seasonal ingredients, Helene Darroze at The Connaught promises exceptional cuisine within a stylish environment.
The Connaught Hotel,
Relocated from Shropshire, Hibiscus offers a luxurious French menu in the heart of London. Head chef and co-owner, Claude Bosi, trained under some of the most commendable French chefs and is renowned for his oustanding fare.
29 Maddox Street,
This impressive Covent Garden restaurant may have lost a star in 2013, but it still has one left.
13-15 West Street,
Launceston Place is an intimate restaurant situated in natural scenic beauty. Its cuisine is distinctly traditional British with a twist and almost feels like glamorous home entertaining at its best.
1a Launceston Place,
This glamorous fine dining restaurant in Mayfair serving classic French cuisine has two stars to its reputable name.
43 Upper Brook Street,
The Ledbury earned two Michelin stars in 2010, and has retained them.
127 Ledbury Road,
Following a refurbishment, the two Michelin starred Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley reopens as MARCUS.
Seating 105 guests, MARCUS continues to deliver high quality produce that has seen an abundance of industry accolades awarded to Marcus Wareing.
The Berkeley Hotel,
Florence Knight wins over the judges and gains a Michelin Star for Polpetto.
11 Berwick Street,
Quilon won a Michelin star for its exquisite South Indian coastal cuisine.
41 Buckingham Gate,
Tom Seller's innovative new addition to Bermondsey is recognised by the 2013 Michelin Guide, with one very shiny new star.
201 Tooley Street,
This St James venue earned its first Michelin star in 2011.
St James's Hotel and Club,
7-8 Park Place,
This stunning restaurant was awarded its second Michelin star in 2013.
9 Conduit Street,
Jason Atherton continues to prove very attractive to the Michelin judges with his new venue awarded a star in 2013.
58 Poland Street,
Modern European restaurant Texture earned its first star in 2010.
34 Portman Street ,
Trishna London is the sister restaurant of the extremely successful Trishna Mumbai and offers a menu of speciality Indian seafood dishes created by their celebrated Head Chef, Karam Sethi. Trishna also boasts the acclaimed Sunaina Sethi as Head Sommelier.
15-17 Blandford Street,
This Soho restaurant boats a Michelin star.
15-17 Broadwick Street,