The third Canteen opened on Baker Street in December. This all-day diner with design interior serves organic produce and traditional seasonal fare, and works directly with British producers to ensure fresh, ethical food.
Spitalfields Market, 2 Crispin Place
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road
55 Baker Street
Heard of 'nose-to-tail eating?' Fergus Henderson, who runs St John, serves up more parts of animals than you normally see on your plate, in a rustic style. This original restaurant also has a bakery and a cellarman.
26 St John Street EC1
94-96 Commercial St E1 www.stjohnrestaurant.co.uk
At the heart of historic Borough Market, this place serves traditional roasts and the best of British: fresh seasonal produce, pies, puddings, the lot! A chic, lively restaurant that's always busy on market days - make sure you book.
The Floral Hall, Stoney Street SE1
Gastro pubs are, of course, the coolest places to eat out. The Narrow in East London is a Gordon Ramsay restaurant serving up British food with a twist, such as monkfish and chips.
44 Narrow Street E14