NYC chowhound in her mid 20s going to London for the first time next month. I would love some recommendations - London has an unfortunate reputation for it's cuisine, though I've heard this is changing.
I'd like to try some traditional English pub fare for brunch/lunch; also, one or two well-reviewed, trendy/hip places for dinner would be great. Ambiance is just as important as the food.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated - thanks!