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Tiny Trends: London's Smallest Top Eateries Featured

Some of the most exciting restaurants in London are the smallest.

by Logan Ariza

Small is beautiful. Some of the most exciting eateries London is offering this year are its smallest: places where you can watch and smell your dish being cooked and rub shoulders with someone going through the same sensations as you. Many of London’s hottest tiny restaurants, like Araki, a chic sushi bar with two Michelin stars, have barely more than a dozen seats. Kitchen Table, Marianne and Barrafina are also doing incredible food in tiny venues. Who needs neighbours?

Kitchen Table

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Fine dining as spectator sport. Watch James Knappett cook, serve and talk you – and 18 others – through his 12 dish tasting menu. It has traces of his time at Noma and Per Se, with some very British flourishes.

Kitchen Table
70 Charlotte Street
Fitzrovia, London W1T 4QQ
Reservations online or by email only

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marianneMarianne Restaurant

Marianne Lumb, one of Britain’s most exciting young chefs, makes this tiny Notting Hill restaurant feel like her home. There are several tasting menus on offer – if you feel extravagant, try the truffle one.

104 Chepstow Road
London W2 5QS
Tel. +44 (0)20 3675 7750

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Mitsuhiro Araki’s restaurant, which opened in 2014, serves up the finest sushi with a European twist - to just fifteen diners. He earned three Michelin stars in Tokyo, and already has two in his new hometown.

Unit 4, 12 New Burlington Street
London W1S 3BF
Tel. +44 (0)20 7287 2481

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02Barrafina London

Spanish cuisine has exploded in London in recent years. The city now has three incarnations of Barrafina, which does decadent tapas in cosy surroundings. Try the carabineros: huge, juicy prawns.

26-27 Dean Street
Soho, London W1D 3LL
Tel. +44 (0)20 7440 1456

For more of the best dining London can offer, view our destination guide.


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