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One of the world’s best restaurants, New York’s Eleven Madison Park, is getting a sibling this December and it’s coming to London in the form of new restaurant Davies and Brook. Chef Daniel Humm has collected three-Michelin-stars for Eleven Madison Park, and with his mantlepiece now overflowing with foodie astronomical objects, he’s turned his attention to Europe, and Claridge’s.

The iconic hotel, on the corner of Brook Street and Davie’s Street (see what they did there?) is almost a byword in luxury, and the restaurant has been home to luminaries like Gordon Ramsay, whose eponymous Claridge’s restaurant famously lost its Michelin star and was eventually replaced by Simon Rogan’s Fera, yet another Michelin Starrer occupying the same spot. Now Daniel Humm is expected to make the stars align once again in this hallowed space. And there’s little reason to think that it won’t.

Swiss born Humm is one of the world’s most successful chefs, with fellow NYC restaurant Nomad scoring another Michelin Star and also soon to open an outpost in London’s Covent Garden in 2020. His Claridge’s offering will concentrate on British ingredients and bring over some of the best dishes from Eleven Madison Park, including a roasted duck dish, dry aged for two weeks and glazed with lavender and honey.

The opening will also mark a homecoming of sorts for the chef, aged just 15 Humm was a commis chef at Claridge’s. Now he’s returning as owner of it’s most noted restaurant. Nearly as poetic as the food’s going to be…

Davies and Brook opens on Monday 9th December