London's Best Female-Led Restaurants

Discover ten of our favourite female-led restaurants where acclaimed women chefs are manning the stoves...

Helene Darroze at The Connaught
The acclaimed chef tempts diners with a refreshed menu and contemporary, chic reimagined setting conceived by French interior designer Pierre Yovanovitch.

Core by Clare Smyth
The chef (London’s highest rated female chef) left her role at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and opened this independent project, on the site of the former Notting Hill Brasserie.

A Spanish restaurant, bar and asador, on London’s Heddon Street from the Michelin-starred former head chef of the much-loved Barrafina.

Mei Mei by Elizabeth Haigh
A Singaporean food stall and kitchen counter from the former Pidgin chef.

Sessions Arts Club
Painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri and architect Russell Potter have teamed up on this restaurant and wine bar in an 18th century restored courthouse in Clerkenwell Green.

Darjeeling Express
A homage to founder and Chef's Table star Asma Khan's royal Mughlai ancestry and the busy streets of Calcutta, where she grew up.

The Pem by Sally Abé
A modern take on the classic London restaurant and dining room from chef Sally Abé - former Head Chef of London's only Michelin-starred pub - The Harwood Arms.

Apricity by Chantelle Nicholson
Former chef-patron of Tredwells' restaurant is behind this new plant-centric, sustainability-minded Mayfair restaurant.

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London's best female-run restaurants.