London's New Opulence

Stellar wine lists, Old World service and inventive food are proliferating
John Mariani
Issue: October 31, 2005

London's eminence as Paris' gastronomic rival is nowhere more tangible right now than at its poshest restaurants. For while many of the finest restaurants in Paris are still contrived around the gilt and crystal beloved by a rather staid, conservative clientele, London's best are far more modern in their trappings and draw a younger, more adventurous and very knowledgeable crowd with plenty of pounds sterling to spend.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 31, 2005.

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