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Smoked crab jollof rice at west African-inspired restaurant Michelin star Ikoyi in St. James’s Market
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22 Michelin-Starred London Restaurants Taking Part in ‘Eat Out to Help Out’

With their COVID-19 guidelines, and whether or not outdoor dining is available

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Smoked crab jollof rice at Ikoyi in St. James’s
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Of the measures designed to aid the recovery of the restaurant industry across the U.K. the government’s “Eat Out to Help Out” scheme, which offers a 50 percent discount, capped at £10, has been the most attention-grabby. This in spite of its questionable merits, a scheme appearing to assist lower price-point and chain restaurants more than city’s independent restaurant sector. It is decidedly limited in scope: it applies on food eaten in, cannot be claimed on alcoholic drinks, and can only be used at participating venues on Monday, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays in the month of August.

But what it doesn’t offer the consumer is of diminished concern to restaurants who need all the help they can get. A route to recovery peppered with obstacles is true for so many businesses across the city, but the dependancy of the high-end on tourists and office workers whose meaningful return is some time away, means many of London’s Michelin-starred restaurants are acutely vulnerable to the multifarious effects of the pandemic. Some have already closed permanently.

It is therefore a sign of these unusual times that restaurants which were serving high-end cuisine and tasting menus to high-rollers just six months ago are signed up to a voucher scheme which in normal times would have been the preserve of shopping centre chains and the pre-theatre trade.

Of the 63 Michelin-starred restaurants in London, 22 are so far signed up. They’re listed below, with a note on their published safety procedures and, while the safety of restaurant staff cannot be guaranteed, whether outdoor seating is available for guests.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. BRAT Restaurant

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4 Redchurch St, Shoreditch
London E1 6JL, UK

Chef Tomos Parry’s Basque-inspired grill restaurant has one star. The Shoreditch restaurant will take part in the scheme on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Outdoor seating: no, but Brat is also operating an outdoor residency at Climpson’s Arch in London Fields throughout the summer.

Covid-19 safetey measures published here.

Michelin-starred Brat in Shoreditch combines the grill cooking techniques common in the Basque Country in Northern Spain, with Welsh and Cornish ingredients from the British Isles Sam Ashton/Eater London

2. Leroy

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18 Phipp St, Shoreditch
London EC2A 4NU, UK

Shoreditch wine bar and restaurant is among the trendier and casual one-star venues in London. Reopening has seen a move to a three-course set menu.

Outdoor seating: standing is possible

Covid-19 safety procedures not published in detail, but the restaurant says it is operating at reduced capacity and will “follow government guidelines — making intelligent decisions that protect your safety while creating an enjoyable experience.”

Michelin-Starred Shoreditch restaurant Leroy is scrapping the discretionary service charge when it reopens after the coronavirus lockdown Leroy [Official Photo]

3. Lyle's

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Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St
London E1 6JJ, UK

James Lowe’s Shoreditch restaurant, which serves modern European cuisine, including spectacular desserts, has one star.

Reopens Wednesday 12 August

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures published here.

4. St. John

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26 St John St, Clerkenwell
London EC1M 4AY, UK

Fergus Henderson’s original “nose-to-tail” restaurant and bar in Clerkenwell — famous for bone marrow and parsley salad and Welsh rarebit — has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures published here.

Welsh rarebit at St. John, one of central London’s best snacks Eater

5. Portland Restaurant

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111 Great Portland St, Marylebone
London W1B, UK

One-star Portland, by the Woodhead restaurant group (Quality Chop House / Quality Wines) serves modern European cuisine in Fitzrovia.

Outdoor seating: no

Safety measures published here.

Game pithivier at Portland restaurant, one of the best places to eat pastry in London
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6. Trishna

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15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone
London W1U 3DG, UK

JKS Restaurants’ first site Trishna has one star for its rendition of coastal Indian cuisine and a focus on seafood in Marylebone. Eat Out to Help Out Wednesdays only.

Outdoor seating: yes

Covid-19 safety measures not yet published.

7. Hakkasan Hanway Place

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8 Hanway Pl, Fitzrovia
London W1T 1HD, UK

Hakkassan Hanway Place, specialising in modern Cantonese cuisine, has one star.

Reopening Thursday 6 August

Outdoor seating: no

Group Covid-19 health and sanitisation plan published here.

8. Barrafina

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26-27 Dean St, Soho
London W1D 3LL, UK

Widely regarded as London’s best tapas restaurant, inspired by Cal Pep in Barcelona. Barrafina in Soho has one star.

Outdoor seating: yes

Covid-19 prevention measures published here.

Carbineros at Barrafina, a classic London restaurant opening in Coal Drops Yard at King’s Cross this October Ben McMahon

9. Social Eating House

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58 Poland St, Soho
London W1F 7NS, UK

Jason Atherton and chef Paul Hood’s one-star Soho bistro and bar serves modern European cuisine and reopens on 1 August. It will take part in Eat Out to Help Out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and offer a prix fixe menu, available at lunchtime and 6 – 6.30 p.m., which works out at £18 per person for three courses or £12 for two.

Outdoor seating: yes.

Covid-19 policy statement published here.

10. Pollen Street Social

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8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair
London W1S 1NQ, UK

Jason Atherton’s flagship modern European restaurant has one star.

Reopens on 1 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 policy statement published here.

11. Sabor Al Fresco

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35-37 Heddon St, Mayfair
London W1B 4BR, UK

Nieves Barragan Mohacho and José Etura’s Spanish restaurant has one Michelin star. Eat Out to Help Out discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Outdoor seating: yes

Covid-19 safety measures not published.

Sabor in Mayfair, a 2019 Michelin star restaurant in London Chris Terry

12. Hakkasan Mayfair

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17 Bruton St, Mayfair
London W1J 6QB, UK

Hakkassan Mayfair, which specialises in modern Cantonese cuisine, has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Group Covid-19 health and sanitisation plan published here.

13. Veeraswamy

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Victory House, 99-101 Regent St, Mayfair
London W1B 4RS, UK

Veeraswamy, which claims to be the oldest Indian fine dining restaurant in London, has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety protocols published here.

14. Ikoyi

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1 St James's Market, St. James's
London SW1Y 4AH, UK

Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan’s West African-inspired one-star restaurant is one of the city’s most innovative.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures not published. It says all health and safety guidelines to create a safe and comfortable environment for our guests have been followed.

15. Aquavit London

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St James's Market 1 Carlton Street, St. James's
London SW1Y 4QQ, UK

Swedish fine dining by way of NYC, Aquavit in St. James’s Market has one star.

Restaurant reopening on 24 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures not yet published.

Amara

16. Kai Mayfair

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65 S Audley St, Mayfair
London W1K 2QU, UK

Modern Chinese restaurant inspired by the Southern China Seas. Kai Mayfair has one star.

Open only on Fridays and Saturdays for now.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures published here.

17. Gymkhana

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42 Albemarle St, Mayfair
London W1S 4JH, UK

Contemporary Indian restaurant Gymkhana has one star. Eat Out to Help Out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures not yet published.

Ola Smit

18. Murano

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Queen St, Mayfair
London W1J 5PP, UK

Angela Hartnett’s Italian restaurant Murano has one star.

Reopens on 4 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety guidance not published but it says “new hygiene and cleaning procedures, a seating layout ensuring greater distances between the tables, and revised service procedures designed to aid social distancing” have been put in place.

19. HIDE

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85 Piccadilly, Mayfair
London W1J 7NB, UK

Chef Ollie Dabbous’ vast Mayfair restaurant, which serves Nordic-inflected modern European cuisine, has one star. The more casual ground floor restaurant will take part in the scheme Monday to Wednesday, while the fine-dining restaurant “Above” will take part only at dinner on Wednesdays.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety guidance not published, but a copy of the risk assessment carried out by the restaurant can be obtained by emailing info@hide.co.uk.

Hide Michelin-starred restaurant by Ollie Dabbous on Piccadilly in Mayfair Andrew Leitch/Eater London

20. Amaya Restaurant

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Halkin Arcade, 19 Motcomb St, Belgravia
London SW1X 8LB, UK

Amaya, the sister restaurant of Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy specialising in Indian cuisine, has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety protocols published here.

21. Quilon

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41 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
London SW1E 6AF, UK

One-star Quilon serves Southwest coastal Indian cuisine in Westminster. Tasting menus and sharing-style dishes are available.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 policy is not published, but the restaurant says it is “following all the safety precautions laid out by the Government.”

22. The Five Fields

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8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea
London SW3 2SP, UK

Marguerite Keogh and Taylor Bonnyman are in charge at modern European restaurant The Five Fields, with one star.

NB: reopens on 4 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety guidance not published. Staff will wear masks.

1. BRAT Restaurant

4 Redchurch St, Shoreditch, London E1 6JL, UK
Michelin-starred Brat in Shoreditch combines the grill cooking techniques common in the Basque Country in Northern Spain, with Welsh and Cornish ingredients from the British Isles Sam Ashton/Eater London

Chef Tomos Parry’s Basque-inspired grill restaurant has one star. The Shoreditch restaurant will take part in the scheme on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Outdoor seating: no, but Brat is also operating an outdoor residency at Climpson’s Arch in London Fields throughout the summer.

Covid-19 safetey measures published here.

4 Redchurch St, Shoreditch
London E1 6JL, UK

2. Leroy

18 Phipp St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4NU, UK
Michelin-Starred Shoreditch restaurant Leroy is scrapping the discretionary service charge when it reopens after the coronavirus lockdown Leroy [Official Photo]

Shoreditch wine bar and restaurant is among the trendier and casual one-star venues in London. Reopening has seen a move to a three-course set menu.

Outdoor seating: standing is possible

Covid-19 safety procedures not published in detail, but the restaurant says it is operating at reduced capacity and will “follow government guidelines — making intelligent decisions that protect your safety while creating an enjoyable experience.”

18 Phipp St, Shoreditch
London EC2A 4NU, UK

3. Lyle's

Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ, UK

James Lowe’s Shoreditch restaurant, which serves modern European cuisine, including spectacular desserts, has one star.

Reopens Wednesday 12 August

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures published here.

Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St
London E1 6JJ, UK

4. St. John

26 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4AY, UK
Welsh rarebit at St. John, one of central London’s best snacks Eater

Fergus Henderson’s original “nose-to-tail” restaurant and bar in Clerkenwell — famous for bone marrow and parsley salad and Welsh rarebit — has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures published here.

26 St John St, Clerkenwell
London EC1M 4AY, UK

5. Portland Restaurant

111 Great Portland St, Marylebone, London W1B, UK
Game pithivier at Portland restaurant, one of the best places to eat pastry in London
Game pithivier at Portland restauran
@portlandrestaurant/Instagram

One-star Portland, by the Woodhead restaurant group (Quality Chop House / Quality Wines) serves modern European cuisine in Fitzrovia.

Outdoor seating: no

Safety measures published here.

111 Great Portland St, Marylebone
London W1B, UK

6. Trishna

15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DG, UK

JKS Restaurants’ first site Trishna has one star for its rendition of coastal Indian cuisine and a focus on seafood in Marylebone. Eat Out to Help Out Wednesdays only.

Outdoor seating: yes

Covid-19 safety measures not yet published.

15-17 Blandford St, Marylebone
London W1U 3DG, UK

7. Hakkasan Hanway Place

8 Hanway Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HD, UK

Hakkassan Hanway Place, specialising in modern Cantonese cuisine, has one star.

Reopening Thursday 6 August

Outdoor seating: no

Group Covid-19 health and sanitisation plan published here.

8 Hanway Pl, Fitzrovia
London W1T 1HD, UK

8. Barrafina

26-27 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3LL, UK
Carbineros at Barrafina, a classic London restaurant opening in Coal Drops Yard at King’s Cross this October Ben McMahon

Widely regarded as London’s best tapas restaurant, inspired by Cal Pep in Barcelona. Barrafina in Soho has one star.

Outdoor seating: yes

Covid-19 prevention measures published here.

26-27 Dean St, Soho
London W1D 3LL, UK

9. Social Eating House

58 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 7NS, UK

Jason Atherton and chef Paul Hood’s one-star Soho bistro and bar serves modern European cuisine and reopens on 1 August. It will take part in Eat Out to Help Out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and offer a prix fixe menu, available at lunchtime and 6 – 6.30 p.m., which works out at £18 per person for three courses or £12 for two.

Outdoor seating: yes.

Covid-19 policy statement published here.

58 Poland St, Soho
London W1F 7NS, UK

10. Pollen Street Social

8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ, UK

Jason Atherton’s flagship modern European restaurant has one star.

Reopens on 1 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 policy statement published here.

8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair
London W1S 1NQ, UK

11. Sabor Al Fresco

35-37 Heddon St, Mayfair, London W1B 4BR, UK
Sabor in Mayfair, a 2019 Michelin star restaurant in London Chris Terry

Nieves Barragan Mohacho and José Etura’s Spanish restaurant has one Michelin star. Eat Out to Help Out discount on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Outdoor seating: yes

Covid-19 safety measures not published.

35-37 Heddon St, Mayfair
London W1B 4BR, UK

12. Hakkasan Mayfair

17 Bruton St, Mayfair, London W1J 6QB, UK

Hakkassan Mayfair, which specialises in modern Cantonese cuisine, has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Group Covid-19 health and sanitisation plan published here.

17 Bruton St, Mayfair
London W1J 6QB, UK

13. Veeraswamy

Victory House, 99-101 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 4RS, UK

Veeraswamy, which claims to be the oldest Indian fine dining restaurant in London, has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety protocols published here.

Victory House, 99-101 Regent St, Mayfair
London W1B 4RS, UK

14. Ikoyi

1 St James's Market, St. James's, London SW1Y 4AH, UK

Iré Hassan-Odukale and Jeremy Chan’s West African-inspired one-star restaurant is one of the city’s most innovative.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures not published. It says all health and safety guidelines to create a safe and comfortable environment for our guests have been followed.

1 St James's Market, St. James's
London SW1Y 4AH, UK

15. Aquavit London

St James's Market 1 Carlton Street, St. James's, London SW1Y 4QQ, UK
Amara

Swedish fine dining by way of NYC, Aquavit in St. James’s Market has one star.

Restaurant reopening on 24 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures not yet published.

St James's Market 1 Carlton Street, St. James's
London SW1Y 4QQ, UK

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16. Kai Mayfair

65 S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2QU, UK

Modern Chinese restaurant inspired by the Southern China Seas. Kai Mayfair has one star.

Open only on Fridays and Saturdays for now.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures published here.

65 S Audley St, Mayfair
London W1K 2QU, UK

17. Gymkhana

42 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JH, UK
Ola Smit

Contemporary Indian restaurant Gymkhana has one star. Eat Out to Help Out on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety measures not yet published.

42 Albemarle St, Mayfair
London W1S 4JH, UK

18. Murano

Queen St, Mayfair, London W1J 5PP, UK

Angela Hartnett’s Italian restaurant Murano has one star.

Reopens on 4 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety guidance not published but it says “new hygiene and cleaning procedures, a seating layout ensuring greater distances between the tables, and revised service procedures designed to aid social distancing” have been put in place.

Queen St, Mayfair
London W1J 5PP, UK

19. HIDE

85 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 7NB, UK
Hide Michelin-starred restaurant by Ollie Dabbous on Piccadilly in Mayfair Andrew Leitch/Eater London

Chef Ollie Dabbous’ vast Mayfair restaurant, which serves Nordic-inflected modern European cuisine, has one star. The more casual ground floor restaurant will take part in the scheme Monday to Wednesday, while the fine-dining restaurant “Above” will take part only at dinner on Wednesdays.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety guidance not published, but a copy of the risk assessment carried out by the restaurant can be obtained by emailing info@hide.co.uk.

85 Piccadilly, Mayfair
London W1J 7NB, UK

20. Amaya Restaurant

Halkin Arcade, 19 Motcomb St, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LB, UK

Amaya, the sister restaurant of Chutney Mary and Veeraswamy specialising in Indian cuisine, has one star.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety protocols published here.

Halkin Arcade, 19 Motcomb St, Belgravia
London SW1X 8LB, UK

21. Quilon

41 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, London SW1E 6AF, UK

One-star Quilon serves Southwest coastal Indian cuisine in Westminster. Tasting menus and sharing-style dishes are available.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 policy is not published, but the restaurant says it is “following all the safety precautions laid out by the Government.”

41 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
London SW1E 6AF, UK

22. The Five Fields

8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, London SW3 2SP, UK

Marguerite Keogh and Taylor Bonnyman are in charge at modern European restaurant The Five Fields, with one star.

NB: reopens on 4 August.

Outdoor seating: no

Covid-19 safety guidance not published. Staff will wear masks.

8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea
London SW3 2SP, UK

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