Updated 7/1//13 with soft opening details
Arkady Novikov's been a busy fellow since first opening the original Novikov in Berkeley Street late in 2011. That restaurant always seems heaving when we walk past and he's also opened Novikov Brasserie too.
Now he's announced his next restaurant, Rextail, opening in Albemarle Street later this year - just down the road from recently opened Gymkhana. It'll seat around 120 and this time the restaurant will specialise in "fish, meat and game dishes with an international flavour".
On the menu will be Irish Black Angus and Snake River Wagyu steaks, braised short beef ribs & herb baked bone marrow and Denham Estate venison loin with wild cranberries and yuzu scented black cod. Starters include wood smoked organic salmon, dandelion, quail eggs & grain mustard or tuna tartare with koshu dressing & pickled cucumber with desserts like passion fruit & mango meringue bombe and Tropézienne rounding things off.
In the kitchen will be Head Chef Adrian Martin arrives at Rextail, previously at the Birley Group and responsible for the food at Annabel’s and Mark’s Club as well as previous sints at the Hoxton Hotel, The Ivy and Le Caprice. Front of house is being run by Livio Italiani, who was formerly general manager of the hospitality division of Chelsea FC,
Rextail is open now at 13 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HJ. From 7-10 November they'll be offering a 50% discount on the food bill at lunch and dinner. To book call 0203 301 1122.