Indigo at One Aldwych

By Laura Nickoll

This Edwardian 5-star hotel near Covent Garden is the plush and serene setting for a British fine-dining restaurant with a difference: the entire menu is dairy- and gluten-free. Not that you’d know it, however. Flavour and texture come first, and dishes are anything but an exercise in abstention.

What to order Try the chicken balotine and salmon rillette in the informal mezzanine space above the elegant lobby bar that champions the best of British produce in contemporary dishes grounded in classic French technique

Pipsqueak tip Go for the magical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea, if you fancy a splurge.