11/20/2012 07:12 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2013

Little Slices Of Heaven: London's Michelin-Starred Restaurants (PHOTOS)

It should come as no surprise that London boasts one of the best culinary scenes on the planet. After all, it's one of the world's most vibrant and multicultural cities.

Chefs from around the globe have made this rainy corner of the world their home and created a unique restaurant scene that, despite local fare's boring reputation, rivals those in other bustling metropolises. Simultaneously nodding to the past and playfully looking to the future, British cooking today includes both a widening scope of global culinary traditions and a rustic simplicity that pays tribute to the island nation's roots.

And it is most certainly paying off. Michelin stars abound in London nowadays, and some of the best awarded restaurants can be found at our favorite hotels. Dig in!

--Kristina Fazzalaro,

Little Slices of Heaven: London's Michelin-Starred Restaurants

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