What's your favourite restaurant?

Rifat Ozbek, fashion designer: "Hiroko, the Japanese restaurant at the Kensington Hilton. I love it for the atmosphere and the clean taste of the raw fish."

Richard Branson, entrepreneur: "Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons, Great Milton, Oxfordshire. I started going there in the mid-1980s. I fell in love with the food and location so much that I bought shares in the company."

Sophie Anderton, the Gossard Girl: "Daphne's in Knightsbridge because of the personal atmosphere and the attentive service."

Louise, pop singer: "La Lanterna, Bermondsey. I feel like I'm in Italy, the food is so exquisite, the service is charming and efficient, but what I like best is the atmosphere of the place."

Bella Freud, fashion designer: "Ranoush Juice on Edgware Road. It's a Lebanese fast food place that's open all night. It's got a nightclub atmosphere - if I go there at 3am I usually bump into someone I know. It's stylish and immaculate and the food is delicious."

Peter Wilby, editor, Independent on Sunday: "My local Chinese restaurant, Wo Fat in Loughton, Essex. It's just down the road from me, I can eat and drink as much as I like and walk home. They always give me the best table and look after my credit card if I leave it behind."

Jean Gueguinou, French ambassador: "The Connaught. It's a veritable temple of traditional gastronomy in London. I am delighted that not only is its current chef French, but that all four of his predecessors were too. I am often asked what has changed since the time I was here as a young diplomat, 25 years ago. I always answer without hesitating: what has changed is that now you can eat very well here."

Cayte Williams

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