Eight London-based restaurants have been awarded a five rosetta rating from the AA Restaurant Guide 2022.

AA has been awarding rosettes for over 50 years to the top restaurants across the country, and after having to miss the guide last year due to covid, the list returns bigger than ever before. 

London restaurants awarded 5 rosettes

To receive the award of five rosettes, a restaurant has to be compared with someone of the best in the world. With the need for highly individual voices and exhibit breathtaking culinary skills to set stands, others aspire to. 

Restaurant Story

Where: SE1

Described as modern British the restaurant offers modern polished concrete floors, full drop windows, and an open kitchen. 

Hinted by the name, each option on the menu offers a story of highly modern food with new twists and extraordinary flavors. 


Where: SW1

This top restaurant is a modern European British style known for its rich contemporary design and trendy prints. 

With flexible dining options including a tasting menu and seasonal menus, the restaurant is an experience for everyone to try. 

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Where: SW3

Based in a gorgeous post-art nouveau building in Chelsa, this modern French restaurant offers an all-day oyster bar and luxury food produced from the highest quality ingredients. 

Plus elegant design, featuring stained glass windows and ornate pillars, there's no surprise this restaurant was awarded five rosettes. 

Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

Where: W1

This French restaurant has been passed through three generations of the Darroze family and features artwork from the popular Damien Hirst. 

With a dedicated vegetarian menu and a rich selection of options, the restaurant makes sure no one is an afterthought. 

Pollen Street Social

Where: W1

Described as a modern British, the Social is hidden down a narrow Mayfair side street and features a contemporary design with smooth dark wood and white linen. 

With classic British food such as Lamb and English spring vegetables, the restaurant puts a spin on traditional well-known meals. 

Sketch (Lecture Room & Library)

Where: W1

Based in a Grade two listed Georgian townhouse in Mayfair, the modern European restaurant has a lavish and colourful design with splashes of pinks and gold. 

With food described as a rollercoaster of extravagance and delight, the small plated menu will introduce you to new concepts that will make you want more.

Core by Clare Smyth

Where: W11

This British restaurant is headed by the UK's most acclaimed chef, Clare Smyth. 

Based in a stripped-back setting, it welcomes polished services, fine glassware and crockery. 

Plus with Smyth and her team working behind a glass partition, you can watch as they make beautiful artisan food. 

The Restaurant Guide 2022 will be available for £16.99 RRP on Amazon and in bookstores right now.