Remember when you’d chuckle at anyone asking for a decent restaurant recommendation in London? The Brits got the last laugh on that one. Over the past decade London has seriously—seriously—become a major player in the food world. Even hard-to-impress New Yorkers stress about missing that Mumbai-worthy tandoori across town, or book an early (and late) dinner at two different spots in Soho (luckily London has fully embraced the small plate trend). Let's not forget this is, after all, the turf of heavyweights like Blumenthal and Henderson. That doesn't mean you should skip the simple steak pie and chips entirely. You'll find great recs for those here, too.