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The top 10 gastropubs in London

Hungry in the capital? Look no further. London may be overflowing with places to eat but these pubsĀ from the Top 50 Gastropubs list go above and beyond the call of duty to offer something special.

The Harwood Arms, Fulham (7)

The capital’s only Michelin-starred pub, the Harwood Arms is a must-visit for those with a seriously indulgent side.

The Marksman, Hackney (11)

A ‘proper London boozer’ with an exceptional upstairs restaurant. Simple, delicious food cooked with great ingredients.

The Anchor and Hope, Waterloo (19)

Widely regarded as one of the original gastropubs, the Anchor and Hope feels a little like a Spanish eatery – super relaxed, with a strict no reservations policy and a wine list to die for.

The Red Lion and Sun, Highgate (20)

Perfect for a cosy winter dinner by the fire or a lavish summer lunch in its large garden, the Red Lion and Sun is well worth a trip up the northern line.

The Bull and Last, Highgate (21)

As well as having an impressive, locally-sourced menu often featuring ingredients foraged by the chefs themselves, the Bull and Last has an impeccable collection of gins for the discerning drinker.

The Jugged Hare (23)

Whilst by no means a one-trick pony, a visit to the Jugged Hare during game season is imperative. Animal carcasses are often butchered on site by the pub’s talented chefs and the freshest fish is brought in daily from London’s Billingsgate market.

The Empress, Hackney (32)

With several years of experience working in Michelin-starred kitchens, head chef Elliot Lidstone pulls off some seriously clever cooking at this East London eatery.

The Canton Arms, Stockwell (38)

Run by the same team behind the Anchor and Hope, the Canton Arms is an equally tantalising prospect. Show up early to avoid disappointment as this pub also operates a no reservations policy.

Parlour, Kensal Green (43)

Jesse Dunford Wood’s Kensal Rise gastropub is one of a kind. His remarkable chef’s table, which begins with the chef opening a bottle of fizz with a machete and ends with what can only be described as a barrage of desserts, is better than dinner and a show in our humble opinion. In fact, it basically is dinner and a show.

The Truscott Arms, Maida Vale (47)

Genuinely classy yet totally unpretentious, the Truscott Arms has one of the finest wine lists north of the equator. The team have recently refurbished the upper dining room, turning it into a fine dining restaurant offering a range of flawlessly executed tasting menus under head chef Aidan McGee.