With an endlessly diverse array of eateries, London is one of the world’s most exciting
gastronomic destinations. Home to big name chefs and illustrious restaurants, it’s a
place where new culinary trends are forged and broken. From foraged fine dining to
exquisite international flavours, book a table at one of these hot new restaurants in
London next time you’re in town.
Frog by Adam Handling, Covent Garden
When dining in the heart of theatreland you’d expect a side order of showmanship with
your dinner, and Frog by Adam Handling delivers in spades. Mussels appear artfully
perched on a bowl from which plumes of dry ice appear. A yuzu milk crumble is daintily
arranged across a neutral colour palette. The acclaimed chef’s fine-dining dishes are
unmistakably British and executed with technical wizardry. Book a table at this smart
Covent Garden restaurant and explore his culinary repertoire with Frog’s five-course
Frog by Adam Handling, 34-35 Southampton St, London WC2 –
Evelyn’s Table, Soho
Small but perfectly formed, the 11-seat Evelyn’s Table is one of the trendiest new
restaurants in London. Located in the basement of the freshly-refurbished Blue Posts
pub in Chinatown, the elegant and intimate eatery comes from the team behind the
award-winning Palomar. You’ll dine at the sleek marble counter with the chefs rustling
up lovingly crafted modern European dishes under your nose, like oxtail vaccinara,
pappardelle and chervil or market-fresh lemon sole.
Evelyn’s Table, 28 Rupert Street, W1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Core by Clare Smyth, Notting Hill
The only female chef to run a restaurant with three Michelin-stars in the UK, Clare
Smyth MBE needs little introduction. Her signature restaurant, Core in Notting Hill is a
light, bright sophisticated space in which you can savour her simple, beautiful English
dishes. From Morecambe Bay shrimps to Isle of Mull scallops, provenance and sourcing
the finest sustainable ingredients underpins Core’s ethos.
Core by Clare Smyth, 92 Kensington Park Road, W11 – email@example.com
Ikoyi, St James’s
Putting a contemporary, fine dining spin on West African cuisine, Ikoyi is a refined yet
low-key restaurant. You’re guaranteed to experience new and unlikely dishes here, such
as monkfish with creamy Nigerian banga soup and citrus asaro—a yam porridge. The
menu is small but well curated; choose from snacks, mains or sharing plates and a finish with a couple of vibrant desserts. Expect pretty-as-a-picture presentation and stylish
surroundings at this hot new London restaurant.
Ikoyi, 1 St. James’s Market, London, SW1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
In the heart of London’s alluring Marylebone neighbourhood, Roganic is chef Simon
Rogan’s London venture following his two Michelin star Cumbria restaurant, L’Enclume.
You’ll take a culinary tour around England via an imaginative 15-course tasting
menu—each course, a piece of gastro-art in itself. Many ingredients at Roganic are
foraged and there’s a standout farm-to-table philosophy here, from asparagus with
bone marrow and leek ash to caramelised apple with Douglas fir.
Roganic, 5-7 Blandford Street, W1U – email@example.com
Or if you’re after a classic restaurant for traditional British fare….
The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant, Knightsbridge
Experience the elegant surroundings and choose from British dishes created by Executive Head Chef, Simon Young. The legendary rib of beef, which has been on the menu since 1961, and the Dover sole that is skillfully filleted at your table, are just a few of the delicious must-haves. Expert mixologists serve an impression selection of drinks and cocktails. There’s a superb three-course Sunday roast lunch with classic prawn cocktail, signature roast rib of beef, warm chocolate and Guinness brownie. Enjoy a complimentary Red Snapper cocktail with Bombay Sapphire Gin to accompany your meal.
Cadogan Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9PY, UK – reservations
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