Hit The Spot: The best places to eat tonight


The best places to eat tonight

Everyone loves a good meal surrounded by beautiful surroundings, so to save you some time we’ve teamed up with online restaurant booking service toptable.com to choose our top four weekly recommended restaurants to try around the UK.

From an amazing bistro to Michelin starred eateries… Bon appetit!



Roast restaurant in London’s iconic Borough Market near London Bridge uses the finest in British seasonal ingredients to create superb classical British cooking, and has won a legion of dedicated fans and a clutch of awards. From its lovely setting in the portico of Borough’s former flower market, Roast offers you views of the bustling market, the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral or its own fascinating open kitchen. Super-restaurateur Iqbal Wahhab, founder of the Cinnamon Club, is the genius behind Roast, while Head Chef Lawrence Keogh, formerly of The Ritz, The Avenue, The Goring and others, works his culinary magic on the best breakfast in London, amazing Sunday lunches, and special Native Breed Monday dishes. The award-winning wine list includes a great selection of English labels among its international offerings that include a long list by the small and large glass. Roast restaurant is rapidly becoming one of London’s favourite places to dine.



Situated just off of Edinburgh’s iconic Royal Mile, Ondine is an upmarket seafood restaurant that offers a chic and sophisticated fine dining experience right in the centre of town. With stunning views of Victoria Street and a slick Deco-style interior, Ondine is a luxe restaurant for serious seafood lovers. The fish are sourced responsibly, and the crowd are a well-coiffed, intelligent looking bunch with good taste and expensive shoes. At the heart of the restaurant is a 14-seater horseshoe-shaped crustacean bar serving clams, langoustines, oysters and a world-class wine list; and Roy Brett’s award-winning menu will charm anyone from your date to your boss.



L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant in London’s West Street near Covent Garden is one hot dining experience. From the stable of Joel Robuchon, holder of 25 Michelin stars, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon brings stunning Spanish and Japanese-inflected French cooking to the capital. The ground floor L’Atelier, chic red and black minimalism, is where you perch on high stools and admire the chefs in the theatre kitchen cooking tiny, beautiful dishes of intense flavour, served sushi-style. The first floor La Cuisine offers equally marvellous cooking in a bright, monochrome space with traditional seating. Dishes include divine pig trotter on parmesan toast, mini burger with beef and foie gras, mackerel on thin tart with Parmesan shavings and olives, and magical puddings like chartreuse soufflé. The wines are of the highest order, as is the service. L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is celeb central and foodie heaven all in one terrific West End location.



Formerly known as The Cactus Lounge, Kendell’s Bistro, a romantic little restaurant in St Peter’s Square in Leeds, is one of the city’s hidden gems. We love the intimate ambience at Kendell’s Bistro, and the unpretentious French fare is to die for. The dining room – located next to the West Yorkshire Playhouse – has a cosy, candlelit vibe with blackboard menus, tiled floors and an eclectic collection of wooden chairs – making it an atmospheric venue for intimate parties and pre-theatre meals. Classic dishes at Kendell’s include the coq au vin cooked with red wine, garlic and onions; the Porc Normande, a braised cheek of pork served with apples; and the duck confit served with potatoes and smoked bacon.