The time has come. It's time to dust down the outfits we've been planning for months (guilty as charged) and toast the rebirth of the contemporary jazz age amongst the most glorious settings in the country. Your tastebuds and your Instagram will thank you.
So, to help you narrow down the chicest hangouts in London Town, we've rounded five restaurants with celebratory worthy interiors – because the decor is just as important as the menu, in our case, at least.
1. Bourne & Hollingsworth
Located just off Exmouth Market, Bourne & Hollingsworth (opens in new tab) is as much as a greenhouse as it is a restaurant – so of course – it's a winning combination for us. The botanic-filled kingdom is a luscious sanctuary, oozing with an array of greenery, artworks, and lots of cocktails.
Plus, it is a name to remember when restrictions ease even further, as the property features a secret underground drinking and dancing den. Dancing in a room surrounded by house plants and flowers? Heaven is a place on earth, and it's concealed in a corner in Islington.
2. Bob Bob Ricard
We said we'd welcome back the roaring 20's – and there is perhaps no more fitting destination to do this than Bob Bob Ricard (opens in new tab). Just moments into this Russian-inspired jewel transports you from the streets of Soho to a vintage railway carriage in continental Europe.
This luxe restaurant offers a Modern British menu in an unrivaled art deco setting, and even the staff dress up for the occasion. If Agatha Christie were to from lockdown, you would undoubtedly find her celebrating here.
The aptly-named Hide (opens in new tab) is the hidden jewel of the list. Nestled on the fringe of Green Park, this minimalist haven stretches across three floors – all of which showcase a refined ambiance through their exquisite light fixtures and neutral color palette.
Hide's curated decor is inherently sophisticated – making it the most effortlessly perfect setting to enjoy its seasonal menus. It's everything we love about London's culinary scene, under one roof.
See: 21 Pink Kitchen Ideas: How to get the on-trend kitchen colour right
What would a list of London's most beautiful interiors be without sketch (opens in new tab)? Mayfair's pastel-pink paradise has gained a global reputation for its blushing interiors, and we can certainly understand why. As a word of warning, though, it will be hard to focus on your reunion whilst sitting inside this interior design lover's utopia.
Created by esteemed designer Martin Brudnizki, Annabel's (opens in new tab) restaurants are feasts for all the senses. Located in one of five Birley Clubs, you can indulge in this maximalist-designed dream if you are a member or a member of a guest.
Plus, to celebrate the reopening of all areas of the Club, Annabel’s will be creating an immersive art experience celebrating the most iconic works of symbolist painter Gustav Klimt.
So, we recommend choosing your friends wisely – a Spritz in The Elephant Room depends on it.
See: Peek inside The Britely – The new LA club from the interior designer behind Annabel's Mayfair
All restaurants reqeust that visitors adhere to current Government Guidelines whilst dining. For more information, visit their websites or contact their teams with any questions.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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