Fancy Dining With The Stars? OpenTable Announces The 10 Best Restaurants for Celebrity Spotting

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Dining with the Stars: OpenTable’s 10 Best Restaurants for Celebrity-Spotting in the UK

London, November 2nd 2009 – Everybody enjoys a meal out with friends, and celebrities are no exception! In fact, one of the easiest ways to spot your favourite stars in the flesh is to dine out at the same restaurants they frequent. To make your star-spotting easier, OpenTable has investigated the Top 10 Restaurants for Celebrity-Spotting in the UK, so you can enjoy a (visual) side-order with some of today’s biggest names and brightest stars!

1. Nobu, Mayfair, London

Nobu is one of the most popular celebrity restaurants in the UK. Co-owned by Robert de Niro and frequented by the likes of Cheryl Cole, Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Tom Cruise, Elton John and Naomi Campbell – it is a veritable magnet for A-List diners! Boris Becker very recently clarified that his daughter was conceived on Nobu’s stairs, not in the broom cupboard!

2. L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Covent Garden, London

This restaurant is owned by world’s most Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon, who trained Gordon Ramsay and has restaurants around the world. Christina Aguilera was spotted showing off her assets while out having a romantic dinner with husband Jordan Bratman. George Clooney was seen having dinner here recently while promoting his latest film in London and was, as usual, accompanied by beautiful ladies such as Elle McPherson, Thandie Newton, Jemmina Khan, Helena Bonham Carter and Mariella Frostrup

3. Cecconi’s, Mayfair, London

Cecconi’s of Mayfair is glamour personified with smart waiters, a stylish interior and a genuine Venetian tapas bar. The food is impressive with an amazing breakfast served until midday, a near-legendary carpaccio and a wide variety of very trendy salads. Their chocolate fondant is to die for! Sophisticated clientele love the buzzy atmosphere and there’s a good chance you’ll spot the likes of Madonna or Stella McCartney enjoying ‘the comfiest sofas in Mayfair’.

4. Automat, Mayfair, London

With a cool dining car interior and a laid back classic menu, this popular all-American brasserie in Mayfair is a hit with the likes of Lilly Allen, Mark Ronson and Mike Jagger and his family. Harry Potter star Emma Watson recently celebrated her 18th birthday in the club below.

5. Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, Kensal Rise, London

This is a hugely popular spot for the hip London crowd. Kate Moss, Lilly Allen and the Geldof sisters are all regulars here on their late night party nights. Jamie Cullum and Sophie Dahl were seen dining there recently and the Chemicals Brothers often drop by.

6. Café Sports England – Liverpool.

Owned by Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher, he is usually seen there alongside his team mates and manager Rafa Benitez to celebrate match wins and follow other international games. European footballers like to dine here after European cup games, so you could very easily end up seated next to Viera, Totti and a multitude of European WAGS who tag along.

7. Ithaca , Manchester

Ithaca is renowned for its innovative pan-Asian cuisine and opulent interior, but it’s the A-list clientele that really grab the headlines! Jay Z held his after-show party here last year, and Kanye West and Posh Spice regularly enjoy the sushi. Of course, due to it’s proximity to Old Trafford, an evening spent there is bound to reveal a premiership footballer or two!

8. The Collection, Chelsea, London

Situated in the heart of Chelsea, The Collection is the place to be and be seen! Combining atmosphere with elegance in a unique way, The Collection offers visitors the opportunity of three unique dining experiences, each complementing one another. Voted the “Best Scene Restaurant” by Tatler Magazine and “Best Bar” in the London Club Awards. The Collection draws the likes of Sweeney Todd director Tim Burton and his wife Helena Bonham Carter. Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole is often seen there too.

9. China Tang, Mayfair, London

China Tang is located in the Dorchester Hotel, a favourite A-list celebrity hotel where the likes of Walt Disney and Clint Eastwood, or more recently, Britney Spears and Mariah Carey have stayed. The restaurant is owned by the flamboyant founder of the Shanghai Tang chain, David Tang and his movie star friends are often found there sampling Chinese delicacies alongside supermodels and big business tycoons. Kate Moss and her pal Sir Philip Green have been known to pop in, and Naomi Campbell celebrated her birthday there last May. Their signature dish of Peking dish is one of the finest to be found in the UK.

10. St John , Smithfield, London

Food celebrities love this trail-blazing restaurant – famed for it’s “nose to tail eating”! It is supposedly Anthony Bourdain’s favourite restaurant in the UK, and Jamie Oliver follows St John on Twitter. Tracy Emin is a regular at the sister branch St John Bread & Wine at Spitalfields.

So, if you’re ready to make your dreams of dining with the stars come true, reserve a table at these restaurants today via


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