St. John Hotel Restaurant
Nose-to-tail innovator and the founder of the famed St. John restaurant, Fergus Henderson expanded with this Leicester Square hotel in 2011. There are 15 simple rooms and a minimally adorned restaurant with an open steel kitchen. The succinct menu includes plenty of the offal Henderson is known for (lamb sweetbreads, duck hearts with snails) and dishes that reflect his pared-down take on British comfort food.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.