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Rules Wonderful bar with a private dining room. Located in the center, a lovely restaurant that visited by big crowd for its amazing food, unbeatable beef and beautiful lobster. Expensive espresso and friendly waiters. Traditional atmosphere. Good value for money. -0.1231997 51.51083089999999 https://smart.london/restaurants/12549217
Hakkasan Hakkasan Hanway Place is the original Hakkasan restaurant. This Michelin-starred Chinese restaurant designed by Christian Liaigre, has re-created the luxurious glamour of the past by combining Chinese history, tradition and architecture. Wooden lattice screens carved out of dark English oak invite discerning guests for a unique dining experience with contemporary cuisine from Chef Tong Chee Hwee. The menu has a strong Chinese ethnic identity with an ethos of Cantonese cooking that will be informed by a progressive approach, underpinned by authenticity rather than traditionalism. The bar has created an innovative range of Asian inspired cocktails that can be enjoyed Thursday to Saturday night at Ling Ling, the late lounge. The Taste of Hakkasan, designed for 2 to 7 people is available 7 days a week during lunch and Sunday-Wednesday for pre or post-theatre dining. Hakkasan Hanway Place have recently launched 'Dim Sum Sundays': a weekly lunch event hosted by resident lounge DJs, available every Sunday from 12:00 until 17:45. -0.1316694 51.5171907 https://smart.london/restaurants/12549220
The Wolseley The Wolseley is a restaurant located at 160 Piccadilly, London, next to the Ritz Hotel. Designed by the architect William Curtis Green, it was constructed in 1921 as a car showroom for Wolseley Motors; the Grade II* listed building then served as a branch of Barclays Bank between 1927 and 1999. Following renovation, the building opened as a Chinese restaurant for a couple of years. In 2003 it reopened as an upscale European-style restaurant after further renovation work by the British restaurateurs Chris Corbin and Jeremy King. -0.1409041 51.5073915 https://smart.london/restaurants/12549221
Veeraswamy Veeraswamy is an Indian restaurant in London, located at 99-101 Regent Street. It was opened in 1926 by Edward Palmer, a retired Indian Army officer and the great-grandson of an English general and an Indian princess. It is the oldest surviving Indian restaurant in the United Kingdom. In its early years, Veeraswamy served Anglo-Indian cuisine, but in recent decades, based on the popularity of authentic Indian food in the UK, has served a menu of regional Indian cuisine, including dishes from Punjab, Lucknow, Kashmir, and Goa. Edward Palmer had considerable knowledge of Indian food, and lectured on the subject. He founded E. P. Veeraswamy & Co. in Hornsey in 1896 to promote Indian foods “so that they could be used under Western conditions and yet produce Eastern results.” He sold them under the trademark ‘Nizam’. In 1924 Palmer was engaged to advise the restaurant in the Indian Government Pavilion at the British Empire Exhibition in Wembley Park, Middlesex. Restaurants at the Exhibition were a monopoly of J. Lyons, but the Indian Government reserved the right to use Indian cooks. They called in Palmer, "of Messrs. Veeraswami [sic] & Co." to serve as "Indian Adviser at the restaurant." This included providing some of the dishes served. In 1924 the restaurant in the Indian Pavilion advertised itself thus: “If you appreciate Indian foods take your lunch at the Indian Pavilion." The official Indian Government report for the 1924 season says "The Indian Restaurant with its curries drew large crowds, and at lunch and tea time on most days long queues formed up at the entrance." Of Palmer it says "his selection [as adviser] was happy, and the success of the Indian cafe was largely due to him. The Indian cafe was not only appreciated by Indian visitors to Wembley who were able to get their vegetarian food, but was very popular with the British public." In 1924 the restaurant served an average of 500 curries a day. For reasons both economic and political the Government of India did not participate in the Exhibition in 1925. The Indian Pavilion was turned into an ‘oriental bazaar' selling goods from throughout India and Burma. However, the restaurant was retained, and this time was entirely run by Veeraswamy & Co. In 1925 the restaurant could seat 200 people. Veeraswamy in Regent Street was not the first Indian restaurant in Britain or the only one in 1926, but it was probably the first high-end one, and one of the first to cater to a largely European (though initially admittedly mostly ex-Indian Civil Service and Indian Army) clientele. It was certainly the first to cater to European royalty. The restaurant was taken over by Sir William Steward in 1930. He was married to a singer and artist of the time Greta Gaye. Throughout the 1930s trade was very difficult but the couple used great resourcefulness and came through the challenging times. In the 1940s and 1950s the restaurant became a great success. The first ever curry in a can was introduced under Veeraswamy Food Products brand in the early 1950s. The restaurant was sold by Sir William in 1967. The food products business under the Veeraswamy name continued to be owned by the couple into the 1990s. The restaurant decor was updated a number of times, and adopted an ultramodern theme in the late 1990s; however, for its 80th anniversary in 2006, it was redecorated in a 1920s motif. Veeraswamy is currently owned by the Chutney Mary group. The origins of lager drinking with Indian food may be related to Prince Axel of Denmark's visit to the Veerswamy-connected Indian restaurant at the British Empire Exhibition on 2 May 1924. He enjoyed his meal and later visited the Regent Street restaurant, apparently bringing a barrel of Carlsberg with him. He enjoyed his meal again, and decided to send a barrel of Carlsberg (the Danish royal beer) to the restaurant every year thereafter. The beer proved popular, so the restaurant started importing Carlsberg, and when waiters left to found or work in other Indian restaurants, they served Carlsberg as well. Notable diners at Veeraswamy have included Winston Churchill, King Gustav VI of Sweden, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin and Ian Sinclair. Sir Abdul Qadir dined at the restaurant in February 1939, when the menu consisted of Mulligatawny Soup, Kashmiri fish, Chicken Madras and suji halva. -0.13787 51.5099727 https://smart.london/restaurants/12549226
Chez Bruce Chez Bruce is a restaurant located at 2 Bellevue Road in Wandsworth, London, England. The restaurant was opened in February, 1995 by Bruce Poole and his business partner Nigel Platts-Martin. Platts-Martin is proprietor of several other London restaurants including: La Trompette in Chiswick, The Glasshouse in Kew, The Ledbury in Notting Hill and The Square in Mayfair. Chez Bruce occupies the site of former Marco Pierre White restaurant, Harveys. As a young chef, Gordon Ramsay worked under White at Harveys but left to pursue an independent career. In 2006, Chez Bruce was first named as '"Londoners' Favourite Restaurant"in a survey conducted forHarden's London Restaurants, a title which The Ivy had held for the past nine years. . Chez Bruce has since been top of the list as London's favorite restaurant for four consecutive years. -0.165584 51.44596500000001 https://smart.london/restaurants/12549228
Simpson's-in-the-Strand Simpson's-in-the-Strand is one of London's oldest traditional English restaurants. Situated in the Strand, it is part of the Savoy Buildings, which also contain one of the world's most famous hotels, the Savoy. After a modest start in 1828 as a smoking room and soon afterwards as a coffee house, Simpson's achieved a dual fame, around 1850, for its traditional English food, particularly roast meats, and also as the most important venue in Britain for chess in the nineteenth century. Chess ceased to be a feature after Simpson's was bought by the Savoy Hotel group of companies at the end of the century, but as a purveyor of traditional English food, Simpson's has remained a celebrated dining venue throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. P.G. Wodehouse called it "a restful temple of food". Since 2005, Simpson's has been run by Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. -0.1185174 51.51132190000001 https://smart.london/restaurants/12549231
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Oxford Street Urban Outfitters, H&M, Ted Baker, Topshop, Karen Millen, Schuh, Niketown, Russell&Bromley, Miss Selfridge, East River, Aldo, Office, BHS, Pandora, 3 Store, EE, The Body Shop. -0.142025 51.515312 https://smart.london/attractions/Oxford_Street
Regent Street Nash's street layout has survived, although all the original buildings except All Souls Church have been replaced following reconstruction in the late 19th century. -0.13936501492043 51.510999132859 https://smart.london/attractions/N__454369334
Victoria and Albert Museum Named in honour of Queen Victoria and her consort Prince Albert, this museum has existed for over 150 years. -0.17221216798823 51.496852702752 https://smart.london/attractions/N__469765002
Bond Street Anne Fontaine, Hugo Boss, Halcyon Gallery, Watches Of Bond Street, Basler, Jimmy Choo, Longchamp, Bally, Pinet, Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Victorinox, Miu Miu, Mulberry. -0.1448 51.5126 https://smart.london/attractions/Bond_Street
British Museum A vast repository of the world's cultures, with entire sections devoted to Egyptian, Greek, and Middle Eastern artifacts, as well as the piece which united them all, the Rosetta Stone. -0.1247294 51.5189937 https://smart.london/attractions/W__40405915
Tate Modern An enormous art gallery converted from the former Bankside Power Station, a visit to Tate Modern could easily take half a day. -0.099412567299731 51.507606803011 https://smart.london/attractions/W__24642569

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Oxford Street Urban Outfitters, H&M, Ted Baker, Topshop, Karen Millen, Schuh, Niketown, Russell&Bromley, Miss Selfridge, East River, Aldo, Office, BHS, Pandora, 3 Store, EE, The Body Shop. -0.142025 51.515312 https://smart.london/shopping/Oxford_Street
Regent Street Nash's street layout has survived, although all the original buildings except All Souls Church have been replaced following reconstruction in the late 19th century. -0.13936501492043 51.510999132859 https://smart.london/shopping/N__454369334
Bond Street Anne Fontaine, Hugo Boss, Halcyon Gallery, Watches Of Bond Street, Basler, Jimmy Choo, Longchamp, Bally, Pinet, Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Victorinox, Miu Miu, Mulberry. -0.1448 51.5126 https://smart.london/shopping/Bond_Street
Jermyn Street Trumper, and Taylor of Old Bond Street; cigar shop Davidoff; as well as Britain's oldest cheese shop, Paxton & Whitfield, trading since 1797. -0.136908 51.5084 https://smart.london/shopping/T__e71a61ba88d7
Savile Row Savile Row is a street in Mayfair, central London. -0.140853 51.5113 https://smart.london/shopping/Savile_Row
Harrods The most famous store in London, favoured by the British establishment and owned by Mohamed Al-Fayed. -0.16284859961019 51.499154191728 https://smart.london/shopping/W__25739565
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