THREE OTHER ST JAMES’S RESTAURANTS

 
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AVENUE
A huge, bright place with tables as far as the eye can see – you can tell this used to be a Conran gaff. The Finnish chef does pretty decent things with classic, ultra-fresh British ingredients. 7-9 St James’s St, SW1A 1EE. www.avenue-restaurant.co.uk

WHEELER’S OF ST JAMES’S
A darkly sumptuous place with some rather rude S&M style photos on the walls that may not impress your mother. The seafood dishes, and the fact of Marco Pierre White’s ownership, may win her round. 72-73 St James’s Street, SW1A 1PH. www.wheelersrestaurant.org

L’ORANGER
Garlanded in stars and glowing with romantic atmosphere, this little place down the bottom of St James’s street is one of the best French restaurants in London. The Provencale food is, guess what, swoonsome. 5 St James’s St, SW1A 1EF. www.atozrestaurants.com