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From artistic pastries to runny eggs, the best London restaurants to take food porn worthy snaps in

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If you're a diner who's all about the aesthetics, we've got one incredibly Instagrammable treat for you.

In celebration of reaching 100 million reviews, Yelp has revealed the 14 best eateries in London, where dishes are as photogenic as they are tasty.

After all, a new study out this month found that taking pictures of your food actually makes it more enjoyable. The "momentary active delay in consumption" means you're stopping to appreciate your meal before cleaning up the plate. 

From sushi with skyscraper views to artfully dressed eggs, gird your hashtagging thumbs for the very best in London food porn...

  • Borough Market

    London's most popular food market offers a smorgasbord of cuisines with traders offering everything from freshly baked bread and artisan chocolate, to meaty pies and British classics. 

    Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL

  • Duck & Waffle

    Up on the 40th floor of the Heron Tower, Duck & Waffle offers the highest views of any restaurant in the UK, with the menu equally as impressive. Award-winning Executive Chef Daniel Doherty serves up British and European inspired dishes 24/7, with an artisanal cocktail list to boot.

    Duck & Waffle, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

  • Dishoom

    Inspired by the old Irani cafes of Bombay, Dishoom dishes up a tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner menu that puts a classier twist on high street Indian food.

    Dishoom, 12 Upper Saint Martin's Lane, WC2H 9FB

  • Sketch

    An art-meets food destination, afternoon tea at Sketch is famed among Londoners. From caviar and quail egg sandwiches to mini macaroons, pastries and cakes, these are photogenic sweet treats on another level.

    Sketch, 9 Conduit Street, W1S 2XG

  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

    As with all Heston Blumenthal experiences, the Dinner menu is full of out of the ordinary dishes. From starters to mains and desserts, you won't struggle with captioning these Instagram-ready plates.

    Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, 66 Knightsbridge, SW1X 7LA

  • Yauatcha

    This Michelin star dim sum teahouse has been catching the eye of London foodies since opening in Soho in 2004. With its impressive tea selection, speciality cocktails and tasty dining and dessert menu, the photo opportunities are endless.

    Yauatcha, 15-17 Broadwick Street, W1F 0DL

  • Harrods Food Hall

    Along with an impressive array of meats, seafood, pastries, cakes, fruit, vegetables and more, Harrods Food Hall also hosts the occasional pop-up, making for a new experience every time.

    Harrods Food Hall, 87-135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL

  • The Ledbury

    With two Michelin stars to testify, chef Brett Graham's dining experience at The Ledbury is a deliciously picturesque treat. Presentation is everything, though if you can bear to ruin the display you'll find it all tastes pretty incredible too.

    The Ledbury, 127 Ledbury Road, W11 2AQ

  • Camden Market

    Head to the Camden Lock area of Camden Markets and you'll be spoilt for choice with the food on offer. From the gastronomic ice cream emerging from billowing clouds of liquid nitrogen at Chin Chin Labs, to the fresh street food at Kim's Vietnamese Hut, you'd better make space in your camera roll beforehand.

    Camden Market, 201 Camden High Street, NW1 7BT

  • Fortnum & Mason

    Whether you take afternoon tea in The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon or tuck into a bite at the The Parlour, you're in for a photogenic dining experience at Fortnum & Mason's eateries.

    Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER

  • Bone Daddies

    Walk in, sit down and enjoy the magic that is Bone Daddies in Soho. There are no reservations at this ramen noodle bar so be prepared to queue; it's worth it.

    Bone Daddies, 30-31 Peter Street, W1F 0AR

  • The Breakfast Club

    Eggs reign supreme at The Breakfast Club in Soho. The junk shop themed cafe serves up all day breakfast in style (the menu does contain non-brekkie dishes too) alongside barista-made coffee and impressive cocktails come evening.

    The Breakfast Club, 33 D'Arblay Street, W1F 8EU

  • Shoryu Ramen

    Minimalist style meets delicious ramen in pork broth at noodle bar Shoryu Ramen. Add in a glass of sake or one of the bar's signature Japanese whiskies and there you have quite the snappable scene.

    Shoryu Ramen, 9 Regent Street, SW1Y 4LR

  • SushiSamba

    SushiSamba's Japanese-Brazilian-Peruvian sushi served in aesthetically pleasing fashion makes for foodie snaps that are just plain cool. Get your angle right and you can include the view from the 38th-floor of the Heron Tower too.

    SushiSamba, 110 Bishopsgate, EC2N 4AY

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