Popping over the pond, Ralph Lauren has just opened his first eatery in London. Ralph's Coffee & Bar takes the Manhattan spots of The Polo Bar and Ralph's coffee and combines them for London. The new space can be found at the Polo Ralph Lauren store on Regent Street.
So what can you expect? Well, obviously it's rather beautiful in a clubby sort of way with saddle leather banquettes, a brass-topped bar, wooden panelling and green billiard cloth on the walls. There's
Good news for London fashionistas - Paris restaurant Ferdi, long known as a haunt for designers and models to hang out in, is coming to town. And they're almost ready to open the London branch of their restaurant in Shepherd Market.
If you don't know about the original (and we have to confess, we hadn't heard of it before a reader asked us about it) Ferdi first opened in Paris in 2004. It quickly became a favourite place for fashionable folk to hang out. More
Michelin starred chef David Munoz has landed in London with his DiverXO offshoot, StreetXO. We take it for a Test Drive.
Sumosan Twiga will open in Sloane Street in November, after the Japanese half of the venture makes the short jump from its previous home in Mayfair. The new restaurant will serve award-winning sushi, sashimi and other high-end Japanese hot dishes alongside classic Italian. There’ll also be an express lunch bento box available for £29.
Japanese and Italian are a match made in heaven according to the owners, as both cuisines
The Savile Row Martini.
Updated 27/10/16 with Test Drive
Like the sound of strong cocktails and brilliant Italian bites to accompany them? Who wouldn't? Italian mixologist Simone Caporale (who used to work at Artesian - once the World's Best Bar) is
The original Soho Jinjuu, the Korean restaurant from Judy Joo has been such a hit that a second is now on the way to Mayfair. This new space will continue her interpretation of Korean street food - with a few new dishes added too.
Those new dishes include:
Upmarket Indian institution Jamavar will make its British debut this November, when Michelin-starred chef Rohit Ghai heads up its new Mayfair branch.
Jamavar London’s menu will be curated by Rohit, who was former top brass at Gymkhana, and follows a six-week research mission to India. There’ll be established dishes from its sister restaurants in India, such as lobster neeruli, sindhi gosht and coconut payasam. The
Mayfair's Japanese restaurant Chisou has just opened Kiri. They're describing it as the baby of a family which also has restaurants in Knightsbridge and Chiswick. What that means in practice is that it'll serve modern Japanese dishes with some Korean influences. So you'll find Korean fried chicken alongside miso black cod and spiced sweet potato croquettes alongside hirata buns and kimchee fried rice with Japanese mushrooms.
We're quite tempted by the sound of
Benares is paying homage to the diverse culture and heritage of Indian street food with a new menu set to launch this month at the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant and bar.
Available from next Monday until Christmas, the street food menu features five dishes, each of which have been designed by a chef from the Benares kitchen.
The menu is made up of dishes from every corner of India and pays homage to the diverse cuisines of each
We had been hearing murmurings about this one for a while - but now it's confirmed that Claude Bosi's Hibiscus is shutting its doors in Mayfair at the beginning of October. It's one of a very small group of restaurants in London with two Michelin stars, so we're not sure what caused the close (but it could well be down to the restaurant choosing to cash in what remains of its spendy Mayfair lease).
But that's not all from
Updated 13/9/16 with drink details
A whole bunch of rum cocktails are coming to Duke Street with the latest from the people behind Opium. Called Burlock (and briefly also Plantation), the basement bar is all based around the 1920s - 40s period of Havana, so expect all the rum you can handle and a colonial style for the place itself. Alongside the rum, there will be cachaça, rhum agricole and mezcal. And apparently, a Havana style barber shop doubles
Is Alan Yau's latest restaurant an overblown vanity project or great fun. Or both?
Unlimited champagne makes this Mayfair spot suddenly very affordable this summer.
The Dover Street Wine Bar may have gone, but there's news about what will be rising in its place. It'll be a Latin American restaurant and bar called MNKY HSE. Not sure where they've mislaid their vowels.
In charge of the kitchen is Pablo Peñalosa Nájera - he's previously been at Four Seasons in Bogotá and Morimoto in Mexico City, and this is his first time opening in London. We're promised contemporary Latin American food and
The Galvin Brothers' latest sees them opening a restaurant in the refurbished five-star Athenaeum. We take a look.
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