Just north of Oxford Street, Marylebone is the place to head for if you need a respite from shopping - but want something a little more casual than Mayfair.
Over in Marylebone, gastropub and dining room The Cavendish is about to reopen and is setting out its stall as a serious destination for food. Key to that is who they've put in charge of the kitchen. Executive Chef Alex Povall was most recently Head Chef at The Oystermen, but before that spent years working under Angela Hartnett at her restaurants.
At his new digs in Marylebone, Alex will reference his most recent position, by featuring
He was the man behind the launch of Noma Mexico and now Santiago Lastra is opening his own restaurant in London called Kol. It'll feature Mexican cuisine with UK ingredients.
Pachamama features Peruvian flavours with the best of British ingredients - and now they're extending the Eat Out to Help Out menu to the end of September.
Offer:50% off food (up to £10 per person)
Where: Marylebone and Shoreditch
When: Until 30 September 2020
They already had a small, popular restaurant in Mayfair and now Japanese restaurant Taka are heading to Marylebone, where The Providores used to be. A much larger space, they'll have lots of new dishes (including a wagyu sando) and some great-sounding cocktails.
While there aren't that many people working in central London during the lockdown, other than key workers, some great restaurants are still delivering to those living in the centre of town. We round up the best.
When you've made your name by sticking to a tried and tested formula, it would take something pretty momentous to change that. But that's a pandemic for you.
For 60 years, Le Relais de Venise has really been a one-dish restaurant. They serve up a simple menu of salad, steak and frites and dessert. And that's it.
But these are trying times we're in and so the company have decided to bring in La Baguette. As the name suggests,
13/5/19 - updated with Shoreditch details.
The next restaurant to return from lockdown is Homeslice pizza - starting with Marylebone and following up with Shoreditch. They're open for both delivery and collection, setting up shop on Supper and Deliveroo.
It's a limited menu as they've adapted for social distancing rules - so here's what you can expect:
It's not Chick n Sours - yet - but if you've been hankering for some of Carl Clarke and David Wolanski's superlative fried chicken, then the re-opening of Chik'n on Baker Street should do the job. They're back up on Deliveroo now, with the usual burgers and tenders including:
It's a good week for Spanish food lovers in London. Two of the city's best Spanish restaurants are reopening for delivery. So if you can't get to Galicia or Extremadura, then at least you can enjoy the gorgeous food from that region in your home.
First up is José Pizarro who has opened a delivery and collection service from his restaurant Pizarro in Bermondsey. On offer, you'll find a range of classic tapas, including Galician
Trained up under Massimo Bottura, Neapolitan born restaurateur Ivan Simeoli's pizzeria is all about the correct ingredients.
After success with their original plant-based restaurant in Chelsea, Wulf & Lamb have opened a second, this time in the heart of Marylebone.
Enjoy a taste of La Dolce Vita in London's Marylebone at this vibrant Italian brasserie.
Curry and rice are primarily the order of the day at the latest London outpost of this huge Japanese curry chain.
Taking over the old Saint George's Hotel by the BBC's Broadcasting House, on Langham Place is the American Treehouse hotel group and they've brought in the high-end Mexican restaurant group to open high-rise restaurant Madera at Treehouse London.
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