Celebrity Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Restaurants In London

Gordon Ramsay, Angela Hartnett Choose Best Local Food

Posted by on Sep 10

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If you've often wondered where celebrity chefs go out to eat when they don't feel like cooking at home, food critic Richard Vines may have your answer. In an exclusive interview with Bloomberg magazine, Vines contacted over 40 celebrity chefs in the London area and asked them the following question: What is your favorite local eatery and why?

Chef Angela Hartnett of Murano couldn't pick just one. Her favorite breakfast spot is Nude on Hanbury, which offers "nice pastries in the morning, great carrot cake, and good sandwiches." Other top spots include the "unusual flavors and fabulous pizzas" of Storydeli as well as the food and service of St. John Bread and Wine -- "literally two minutes from my door, " revealed Hartnett.

Marcus Wareing of The Berkeley Hotel and The Savoy gave credit to Trinity. "Adam Byatt’s cuisine is inventive and creative. It’s beyond what you’d expect from a neighborhood restaurant." One of his favorite dishes at Trinity is pig’s trotter served on toast with quail eggs and sauce gribiche.

Italian chef Giorgio Locatelli praised Market in Camden Town for not only delicious food, but also for treating every customer in a neighborly fashion. "Our daughter Margherita has allergies, and they’ve been catering for the family for three years, " he said. "The food has been consistently good and it’s fantastic still. That’s exactly what a local restaurant should do: Look after locals."

And what regional fare could impress one of TV's toughest critics? Gordon Ramsay, host of FOX's new reality show "Masterchef," chose Cheyne Walk Brassiere. He said that it is the epitome of what a local restaurant should be, "offering good food, served simply with great service."

Source: Bloomberg.com

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