In a nutshell: Yopo takes over from Serge at The Mandrake
Summing it all up: There's a brand new restaurant opening at the Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia. Yopo will match European cooking with South American influences.
It's all change at The Mandrake Hotel for the hotel restaurant. It launched as Serge et le Phoque, but a change in chef brings a complete change in approach. It's being relaunched as Yopo and will now be a mix of European cooking with South American elements. In case you're wondering, that name comes from a plant found deep in the jungles of Venezuela.
It will be an all-day restaurant, also serving coffee-to-go and there will be dishes to take away during the day - so that'll be handy if you work nearby.
Planned for the menu are:
- Potato churros
- Ceviche of seabass, blood orange, red onion & nasturtium
- Charcoal Grilled Pollock, Smoked Paprika & Herb Butter
- Charcoal grilled octopus with ajipancha& avocado
- Smoked aubergine with sea herbs & lemon
- Scallop, Anchovy, Capers, Pumpkin & Truffle
And for desserts, expect "Itakuja chocolate, yoghurt sorbet, salted caramel, fennel pollen & olive oil" and "Buckwheat Maca & hazelnut cake with smoked whiskey caramel and crème fraiche".
As for drinks, expect wine from sustainable wineries, a list of grower Champagnes, and a weekly changing selection of rare bottles from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Italy and Spain. And there will be a separate bar snacks list, as well as a late night DJ (and strings in the morning for something a little more calming).
More about Yopo
Where is it? 20 - 21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG
When does it open? 5 February 2019
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