Here is a selection of nearby restaurants that have stood the test of time. For more advice on where to eat and drink in Knightsbridge, ask the concierge.
Buddha Bar London
145 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7PA, www.buddhabarlondon.com
Pan-Asian restaurant with a funky vibe and DJs playing selected tracks of Indian, Oriental, and Arabic influenced music.
Sale e Pepe
9–15 Pavillion Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 0HD, www.saleepepe.co.uk
This traditional trattoria is a Knightsbridge landmark and has been a destination restaurant for over 30 years.
15 Lowndes Street, Knightsbridge, SW1X 9EY, www.atozrestaurants.com/zafferano
High-end Italian restaurant which first opened in 1995. Acclaimed for its wholesome Italian cuisine, it took the top prize in Tatler’s 2009 Restaurant reviews for “Most Consistently Excellent Restaurant”.
5 Raphael Street, Knightsbridge, SW7 1DL, www.zumarestaurant.com
Contemporary Japanese cuisine, an “uber” popular restaurant at which early booking is an absolute must.
51 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, SW3 1NY, www.pomodoro.co.uk
Basement Pizza “joint” which has an extremely buzzy atmosphere. Live music on most nights of the week. Somewhere to come and let your hair down.
38 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, SW3 1NU, www.maroush.com/beauchamp-restaurants
Part of the ever popular Maroush restaurant chain. As popular with clubbers on their way home as it is with local businessman and shoppers during the day.
233 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW3 2EP, www.goodearthgroup.co.uk
Traditional Chinese restaurant which has been the haunt of local residents for over 20 years. Its longevity is a tribute to its consistency.
7 Cheval Place, Knightsbridge, SW7 1EW, www.haandirestaurants.com
Northern frontier Indian food in the heart of Knightsbridge. The main entrance is in a classic Knightsbridge mews with a smaller entrance on Knightsbridge itself.
22 Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, SW3 1RE, www.sanlorenzo.com
This famous restaurant has always been the haunt of rich and famous – from film and pop stars to footballers and royalty, this destination Italian restaurant has stood the test of time. A large and spacious dining room, flooded with natural light, it is the place to be seen.