Firmdale Hotels were revolutionaries in the early days of the boutique hotel concept, and now manage a myriad of luxury hotels in the US and London. The Ham Yard Hotel, part of the Firmdale family is sibling to a list of impressive addresses including The Soho Hotel and Covent Garden Hotel, both home of the resting heads of many celebs when they visit town.
One of our favourite Supper-Clubbers-cum-restaurateur-extraordinaire, James Lowe of Young Turks (Upstairs at the Ten Bells and Clove Club) brings with him a stellar group of friends; John Ogier (St John), Jyo Karam and Sunaina Sethi (Gymkhana, Bubbledogs, Trishna) to open a new restaurant in a former gallery space in Shoreditch, Lyle's.
Rivea is the second London restaurant for the internationally renowned chef Alain Ducasse who has a staggering 21 Michelin stars to his name, three sitting at the Dorchester. Inspired by the many years Ducasse spent visiting the vibrant food markets in Italy and Provence, RIVEA serves French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting with not a thread of starched linen in sight. So relaxed is the atmosphere that waiting staff are in a ‘uniform’ of converse sneakers, chinos, cardigans and fabric navy blue bow ties!
Michelin-starred Chef Simon Rogan has been named one of the most innovative chefs in the country, currently sitting at the helm of two restaurants; two-MichelinL’Enclume in Cartmel and The French in Manchester. Fera at Claridge’s is Rogan’s third restaurant and has been much anticipated following his two year pop-up Roganic which brought his iconic cuisine to London.
Within a year of opening Berners Tavern at the grand London Edition Hotel, Michelin starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton has yet again expanded his empire. His latest conquest, City Social lies in the iconic Tower 42.
Jason Atherton, a London based Michelin- Starred chef of Pollen St Social & Social Eating House fame has opened his latest restaurant, Berners Tavern, a gathering place for all day dining and entertaining in The London EDITION Hotel. Heading up the kitchen is Phil Carmichael, who has cooked with Jason for over ten years.
From the fabulously creative people of Goodman Restaurant Group, the same guys responsible for Burger and Lobster’s fame, now comes Beast; King Crab and Steak!
Tom Sellers, bright eyed at only 26, opened his very first personal project, Story.
With an impressive list of experience behind him, Sellers draws inspiration from his own 'stories' and those drawn from some of his Michelin-starred mentors; Tom Aikens, Thomas Keller (Per Se, New York), and Rene Redzepi (Noma, Copenhagen).
The Lux List
The very best high end recommendations. From luxury hotels, to the most elegant and elite restaurants. Go on, spoil yourself.
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