Cuisine: British, French
Price Point: Mains from £10-£20
A favourite of the late, great restaurant critic AA Gill because of its focus on honest home cooking and young wines, this chic bistro has been drawing well-heeled foodies to the Fulham Road since 2012.
Named after the honey which is only produced in New Zealand’s East Cape and is famous for its healing properties, a meal here will leave you feeling satisfyingly rejuvenated. The menu largely focuses on modern European plates such as mussels with crispy fries, steak tartare and grilled pepper salad laced with pickled lemon and tahini.
If you can’t choose, opt for the signature dishes. Salmon cured in the eponymous honey sings alongside pink grapefruit and peppery radish, while wagyu beef bolognaise is as comforting as a hot bath on a chilly evening.
The terracotta tiles on the floor hide a decadent secret. 510 Below is an intimate gin bar with superb attention to detail. Ice cubes are double frozen to prevent them from watering down drinks, while the tonic is always Fever-Tree.
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