BIBENDUM OYSTER BAR
Having recently undergone a redesign courtesy of Sir Terence Conran and architect Richard Doone, this much-loved spot in the heart of Chelsea is looking fresher than ever. Original features such as the stained-glass windows and mosaic floor remain, but a new display for Bibendum’s excellent crustacea ensures that its fishy treats are now the stars of the show. Try the plateau de fruits de mer complemented by a bottle of Champagne and remind yourself how good fresh seafood can be.
Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, SW3 6RD.
020 7589 1480
LA POULE AU POT
Don’t be fooled by the unassuming exterior of this romantic bistro, as this little slice of France in the heart of London has been around since the 1960s, consistently turning out crowd-pleasing classics that people return for time and time again. The set lunch menu affords access to some of the restaurant’s most celebrated dishes, including the tarte à l’oignon, steak frites and the signature crème brûlée.
231 Ebury Street, SW1W 8UT.
020 7730 7763