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Chowki With Mela, Kuldeep Singh started a trend as the first of the "name" Indian chefs. Its ambitious sister offers delicious specialties from three regions every month at supercheap prices (entrées average $10). The decor is modern, the chairs are comfy, and the location is dead central (23 Denman St., W1; 011-44-207-439-1330).
Menu The biggest buzz in town belongs to this "new" hotel restaurant, an overhaul of the Connaught's beloved but staid Anglo-French. Young genius and Gordon Ramsay alumna Angela Hartnett cooks inventive, punchy modern Italian food. The $33 three-course luncha showcase for dishes like the game mosaic, a terrine made with mostarda di fruttais such a deal. Five-star service included (Carlos Place, W1; 011-44-207-499-7070).