The GrEAT British which has recently opened on North Audley Street in Mayfair, wanted to create an atmosphere which was somewhere between a traditional British cafe and top London restaurant without the pretentiousness and high prices, but still with seriously good food. They have done just that. With high wooden panel walls, table tops made from Victorian fireplace tiles, and low warm lighting, you certainly don’t feel as if you are in the bustle of modern London, more a little country town. This is even before the food, think Sussex cheese sausages, roast Suffolk lamb, Devon clams and, kedgeree. All […]
This Friday November 6 sees the opening of Coya in Mayfair with a team headed up by Arjun Waney, restaurateur behind Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club. Coya will feature contemporary Peruvian cuisine and a Pisco Bar. Housed in an impressive Georgian building, Coya's interiors have been designed by David D'Almada (La Petite Maison, The Arts Club) with luxurious dilapidated décor juxtaposing a rich Incan palette with modern metallic finishes . The space brings together an array of painted murals, textures and finishes. Coya will also be London’s first Peruvian restaurant to incorporate a private members bar. Members […]
The Late Night Notting Hill Shopping Event is back; dedicated to the bespoke boutiques and businesses of W11. Exclusive discounts, festive treats and deals can be enjoyed for one night only to celebrate the Christmas spirit. Each boutique will have discounts, limited edition products, tastings, free treatments, winter warmers including mulled wine, Christmas food, Champagne, Prosecco, baked chestnuts, carols, DJ’s and much more. Some of the fabulous brands involved in this celebration are Agent Provocateur, Helmut Lang, Wolf & Badger, with many more participating. 6th December 6-9pm www.latenightnottinghill.co.uk
The established Romanian-based Italian restaurant group Il Calcio is set to open two new restaurants in London. Il Calcio Mayfair will be the group's flagship restaurant based on North Audley Street launching in late November, with the second location on Old Brompton Road set to open in December. Il Calcio is led by acclaimed chef and owner Valentino Salagean serving authentic Italian food in a relaxed atmosphere managed by Leandro Longo.
Wild Honey, the celebrated Mayfair restaurant, has recently undertaken a fabulous refurbishment to present stunning new decor. The restaurant is part of the acclaimed group owned by legendary Michelin-starred Chef-Patron Anthony Demetre and front house Manager Will Smith, renowned for offering beautiful, simple food at affordable prices. Swedish designer Martin Brudnizki, commended for his exquisite restaurant and retail architecture and design, has transformed the interior of Wild Honey.The design evokes an elegant, classic feel apt for the mood and setting of the Mayfair restaurant. www.wildhoneyrestaurant.co.uk
We hear that Gordon Ramsay alumnus, super chef Jason Atherton of Pollen Street fame has just taken possession of a site on Poland Street, where he plans to open a new restaurant with a bar called The Social Eating House, in partnership with his long standing head chef Paul Hood. The premises, which is located at 58-59 Poland Street, comprises of ground, first and mezzanine floors and was brokered by Dean Gambles of commercial property agents Coleman Dean, who also acquired the site for Jason's flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social, which opened in April 2011. Says Atherton, "I am really […]
Opening at the end of November, Newman Street Tavern in Fitzrovia will celebrate the very finest and expertly sourced produce from around the British Isles served alongside a preeminent list of outstanding wine. A traditional kitchen will be run by Head Chef and Partner Peter Weeden, previously of Paternoster Chop House and The Boundary. The Tavern will have a vintage, antique finish producing a very comfortable dining room. Newman Street Tavern is situated on the corner of Goodge Street and Newman Street, comprised of a ground floor bar, raw bar and informal first floor dining room providing a welcome respite […]
Hackney welcomes the arrival of the new mezcal bar, Mezcaleria Quiquiriqui. (pronounced kee kee REE kee, it means cock a doodle do!) Mezcal is one of Mexico's oldest stimulant drinks and the handcrafted drinks sold here come straight from Oaxaca, Mexico. Created by new, young, enthusiasts who all use traditional techniques these wonderful drinks are made from different varieties of the agave plant , giving them undertones of butterscotch with hints of barbecue. On the menu you will find drinks such as ‘Los Siete Misterios’ (which is award winning!) and ‘Mezcals Milagrito’, not to mention the godfather of mezcal production ‘Del […]
Hawksmoor owners Will Beckett and Huw Gott have just branched out into Soho with a whopping 235-cover restaurant and cocktail bar. Their biggest opening to date has also taken an exciting new seafood slant and the boys have teamed up with Mitch Tonks of Dartmouth’s The Seahorse to help create the menu and to ensure quality and sustainability. Enjoy fish such as turbot, monkfish, royal bream and Dover Sole grilled simply over charcoal, alongside Dartmouth lobster which, like the larger steak cuts, is sold by weight, and then steamed to order in a specialist pressure steamer. A new selection of […]
Today sees the launch of the Grade II listed Quality Chop House restaurant on Farringdon Road. Think shared booths, nose to tail dining, sustainable fish and seasonal vegetables from a team led by head chef Shaun Searley. Pop next door for the wine bar with its mix of bar-stool seating, individual tables, small plates and takeaway sandwich menu. The 90-bin wine list with prices ranging from £11 to £250 will change every month. All wines are available from the shop to drink in and each bottle has a £5 drink-in mark-up regardless of price. You’ll also find a late-Victorian dining […]
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