It seems a new restaurant opens in London more frequently than the weather changes but don’t panic! We’ve got you covered with the city’s best new openings, so that your guests can be some of the first to experience London’s latest on the food scene.
MasterChef: The Professionals runner-up Tom Simmons is finally opening his first restaurant, mixing French and British dishes with an influence of his Welsh heritage. An all-day menu and bar will cover 50, with the addition of a mezzanine level available for events and parties set in a rustic elegant space overlooking the vibrant restaurant and kitchen. A bespoke menu can additionally be created by Chef Tom with cocktails, craft beers and wines.
The second venture of Soho’s Temper is bringing more gin, world wines and open fire spice to The City. Sustainable, organic farms will provide meat for the grill whilst an expansive list of distilleries and vineyards have been sourced by the award winning Temper bar team. A mezzanine and wine room will be available for private hire.
The Langham’s latest space offers a social tavern to drink, eat and meet, combining a relaxed atmosphere with luxury trimmings. A menu overseen by Michel Roux JR is hearty and British with a selection of wines on tap, cask ales and craft beers, as well as house ‘hoptails’ and punch. Two semi-private areas are available for hire in addition to two exclusive rooms; a traditional ‘Snug’ for 25 complete with mohair sofas and silk cushions, and the Green Room for up to 40 guests with its own private bar.
Opened in June, The Ivy’s most recent venture has gone east, bringing familiar luxury to Bishopsgate Gardens. The restaurant with its own summer water fountain and floor-to-ceiling windows opens out onto a hidden garden, complete with retractable roof and private bar, featuring garnishings created from the on-site herb garden. For a private event, the Garden Room sits on the first floor with views over St. Botolph Church, decorated in fabric panelling and antique mirrors.
The trio behind BAO has transformed the London foodie scene, recently adding a more grown-up eatery to their collection where you can finally book a table. Styled to a 1930’s Taipei social club, warm rich décor is used to create the intended cinematic effect, whilst the menu offers a journey through Taiwanese cuisine. Two private Mahjong rooms are available for small groups of 4 whilst the restaurant can be exclusively hired for up to 74 guests.
If you haven’t heard of Shoreditch’s latest hotel opening The Curtain, well, where have you been? The resident restaurant Red Rooster has finally brought the New York Time’s favourite menu to London, channelling Southern soul and culinary flavours from acclaimed chef Marcus Samuelsson. The private dining room is available for up to 18 guests, mixing open brickwork with art and colour in a super-secluded space.
The Hawksmoor restaurants are a firm favourite for private dining, but now the Borough branch has opened a private dining room specifically designed to serve bespoke feasting menus around a long 16 seater table. Expect six courses of beef, oysters and dripping chips with live torched Alaska’s and house-made Rolos.
With two successful wine bars under their belt, Humble Grape has just opened a third in Islington, with everything from a foliage-filled dining room to a ‘wine library’. Their private dining space is perfect for an evening of wine pairing or tasting with over 400 bottles directly imported, each with their own story on the ‘Winemaker Wall’.
The awaited Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch recently opened its doors, bringing with it a vast 240 seat restaurant occupying almost an entire floor. For smaller private groups, a 10-seat sushi bar and 18-seat chef’s table offer exclusive views of the main kitchen and chefs in action.
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