Eneko at One Aldwych is the newest venture from Eneko Atxa, a three Michelin-starred chef whose restaurant Azurmendi in Spain is number 16 in The World’s 50 Best, and the first to be awarded three stars in Bilbao.
Raymond Blanc’s diffusion line Brasserie Blanc is all about comfort, informality, warmth and great, simple food. The cosy family of restaurants serve fabulous French fare with a heavy nod to game throughout the seasons.
The Ivy is the very epitome of old fashioned class, and represents the strong British history, tradition and humble flavours we see in modern British menus immerging today. The Ivy Market Grill, aptly named, is situated on the edge of Covent Garden market and offers a traditional bistro style grill under the Ivy umbrella.
Barrafina is one of, if not THE BEST spots for tapas in London, with queues forming like custom at the two London sites. In fact, Barrafina is solely responsible for the start of the ‘no bookings’ trend, proving so popular from initial opening that it was the first Soho restaurant to apply this policy.
Wine perfectly paired with Italian and Spanish influenced tapas draw us back time and time again to Opera Tavern. From the Salt Yard group, who have an impeccable reputation for quality, this elegant and grand two-storey bar and restaurant is in the heart of theatre land and offers a manner of tasty meaty treats including its famous mini Ibérico pork and foie gras burger.
Dishoom draws on the heritage and tradition of the old Bombay Café’s which opened early last century by Persian immigrants, with an all-day menu paying homage to the food of Mumbai. You get a real feel of Mumbai, with an interior reflecting the British colonisation in Bombay, with whirring ceiling fans, low-level lighting and walls adored with vintage Indian magazine ads, transforming you back to the 1960’s.
Earlham Street Clubhouse mixes upmarket elegance with light-hearted pleasure-seeking, offering sophisticated cocktails alongside pizza by the slice, and classic stylealongside retro seaside colour.
Reclaimed wood panelling, exposed brick and battered suede seating sits alongside recycled tin advertising signs and Coney Island fairground lights.
Kopapa is a tremendous spot for those who think themselves as a foodie. Head up by the New Zealand born Peter Gordon, this creative fusion style restaurant offers a relaxed environment for breakfast through to late night dinner.
The Ivy is the very epitome of old fashioned class, and has been in its current location since 1929 when it was opened by Maître d', Mario Gallati. The Ivy is now owned by restaurateur Richard Caring through his Caprice Holdings Group.
Bone Daddies have something new bubbling away on Earlham Street. Flesh and Buns serve up DIY steamed hirata buns with an array of fillings including slow roasted lamb shoulder with Korean flavours and robata grilled seabass with coriander miso.
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