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Restaurant reviews: Three to Try

London Life

Published 26/06/2011 | 05:00

Tom's Kitchen,Somerset House,Strand,London WC2R 1LA.Tel: (004420) 7845-4646

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Style

Tom Aikens has a brace of Michelin stars to his name, and this is his casual eatery in the splendiferous Somerset House once occupied by Elizabeth I. Casual food and a wonderful terrace make this a great venue. Dishes range from foie gras to fish pie and spicy crab cake to shepherd's pie

Price

£6.90-£29.50

Try

Coq au vin with mash

Wine

From £20.50

The Restaurant at the Royal Academy OF ARTS

Royal Academy of Arts,

Burlington House,

Piccadilly,

London W1J 0BD.

Tel: (004420) 7300-5608

Style

A stunningly dramatic location run by Mayo's Oliver Peyton, familiar from BBC's Great British Menu. The all-day menu covers breakfast through lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner

Price

£4.50-£17.50

Try

Gurnard en papillotte with rhubarb

Wine

From £17

Polpo

41 Beak St,

Soho,

London W1F 9SB.

Tel: (004420) 7734-4479

Style

A long and narrow bacaro behind Liberty, off Regent Street, which rapidly achieved cult status, spawning Polpetto and Spuntino. There's a basement Campari bar -- so have one as you wait for a table upstairs. Tapas-size portions. Spaghettini vongole to fritto misto

Price

£1-£12.60

Try

Prawn and monk's beard risotto. Chocolate salami

Wine

From £18

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