The Old Testament | The Best Classic Restaurants in London
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The Old Testament

The Old Testament | The Best Classic Restaurants in London

So, we wrote The London Restaurant Bible.

And just like the actual Bible, it comes in two parts: The New Testament (featuring the best NEW restaurants in London) and this, The Old Testament (featuring the best OLD, i.e. classic restaurants in London). To clarify, when we say “old” we mean “more than five years old… but less than two hundred and twenty-one years old”. There’s a lot of competition out there.

And lo, in no particular order, behold our Old Testament picks –

Restaurants
Soho

The Palomar

What do you get when two Tel Aviv nightclub entrepreneurs and the winner of ‘Iron Chef’ Israel are sewn together? – Dubious surgery and a three-headed cooking party animal. Or… The Palomar....

Restaurants
Shoreditch

The Clove Club

This is just one of those restaurants that everyone ought to cross off their London Restaurant Bucket List....

Restaurants
Soho

Barrafina

London’s most important, Michelin-starred, tapas restaurant....

Restaurants
Shoreditch

Lyle’s

Lacking the patience to put the “delayed gratification” theory to the test, we’ve invented a method for experiencing similar levels of gratification without having to delay anything....

Restaurants
Farringdon

The Quality Chop House

The Quality Chop House is one London restaurant that totally lives up to its name. Which explains how its been feeding the residents of Farringdon, and those from a little further afield, since 1896....