London's Gems - Julien Riad Sahyoun

When Julien isn’t travelling the world designing jewellery for his VIP clients, he resides in London. He likes to party, but also needs to know where to entertain his discerning clients and international friends. Here are Julien’s top 5.

When I fancy Indian food Gymkhana is my absolute favourite. They serve some of the best food in London, and their cocktails pack an almighty punch. I love the relaxed informal atmosphere. The portions are well sized and the food is fantastic. The colonial décor transports you to India in an instant and ensures a fun filled evening.

Casa Cruz
Famed for his three restaurants in Buenos Aires, designer and financier Juan Santa Cruz has now brought his own brand of glamour to Holland Park. This is my local and it serves the best steak. However, when I am on a detox I always go for the Ceviche, it is super fresh and tasty. The giant oval copper bar and open glass wine cellar make this place stand out, I always like places with cool design features – I find it inspiring and it always makes for a better ambience.

Sexy Fish
I am a big fan of Richard Caring, and have always been a big fan of the Ivy. I love the art in this restaurant, and its location is great for business and pleasure. The floating Frank Gehry fish are beautiful and it is always nice to see a piece of work by Damien Hirst. You have to try the sexy fish roll, it is one of the best things I have ever tasted.

The London Edition
I always recommend this hotel if anyone needs somewhere to stay in London. The location couldn’t be better. Berners Tavern and The Punch Room are great places to eat and drink, and even the reception bar is buzzing. This hotel is grand yet understated and offers some of the best service in London.

LouLou’s (5 Hertford Street)
I am launching my new Just Collections in 5 Hertford Street this September. Whether I am hosting meetings or friends, 5 Hertford Street is brilliant. LouLou’s is even better, complete with cigar bar, outdoor smoking atrium, downstairs lounge, three bars and a nightclub, this is the perfect place to party. Only open to members, it is discreet and private, which means I can bring VIP client’s here for a good time.

This London Fashion Week Julien Riad Sahyoun will be launching his fine jewellery collection, JRS. Designing every piece by hand, each item has a unique story. Julien does not believe in 'just' wearing jewellery, it has to have meaning, and there needs to be a connection between the piece and its owner. Taking inspiration from his multi-cultural background - he was born in Morocco of French, Italian and Lebanese descent - Julien designs from the heart, he is expressive and creates a work of art in every single piece. Using unique stones, such as diamonds, the collection is eclectic, edgy and exclusive. @jrsjewellery

Ideal For

Multi-faceted meals