If you’re ready to have someone else cook for you, reconnect with friends and family over a nice glass of wine and not have to worry about taking a blanket and a hot water bottle out to dinner with you, then mark the 17th May in your diary.
Dining indoors will be returning - without a substantial meal and with up to six people (or ten if it's two households) - for you to enjoy. Your only question remaining should be where to book? Whether you are searching for Michelin-starred dining for a special occasion, or somewhere more casual to reunite with loved ones or little ones, Regent Street & St James’s has a restaurant to suit. Craving something from across the pond? No problem – this is a neighbourhood serving cuisines from around the world. Read on to discover our recommendations on where to book next:
Aquavit: for all your Nordic favourites visit this St James’s Market hotspot
Bindas Eatery: a new neighbour, Bindas serves dishes from across India within a stunning colourful setting
Brasserie Zedel: perfect for French fare, it’s just a hop from Piccadilly Circus
Café Murano St James: Michelin-starred Italian dishes curated by expert chef Angela Hartnett
Gaucho Piccadilly: dine on Argentinian style meat, fish and fresh vegetarian dishes
Heddon Yokocho: this ramen restaurant will be launching a new single dining table called the ‘Shuchu Booth’ – translating to ‘focus’ – and promises to allow you to centre all your attention on their delectable ramen
The Wigmore: adding indoor dining to its summer terrace and garden, dinner and drinks will be served on Tuesdays-Saturdays
If you’d prefer to dine al fresco, please find our guide to the best terraces and rooftops to dine at here.