Renowned for its versatile and comprehensive dining options, London remains a destination for the culinarily curious. Here are some of the latest and greatest we’ve been frequenting throughout the capital, plus a teaser of what’s on the horizon over the next couple of months.
22 Hanover Sq, W1S 1JP
Opening early September
Helmed by Michelin-starred chef Akira Back, whose signature cuisine blends Japanese and Korean influences to a creative finish, this stylish restaurant is located in the much-anticipated Mandarin Oriental Mayfair. Seasonal ingredients inform a unique menu that is heavily Asian with global influences; expect a sleek yet warm dining room befitting the hotel’s signature style. Dosa, a chef’s table-style dining experience, will also be in the hotel.
Opening early September
Located in the newly built Peninsula Hotel overlooking Hyde Park, Canton Blue will feature Cantonese cuisine, served in a dining room that pays homage to the Maritime Silk Road between China and Britain. Cosy and intimate, the refined space also features two private dining rooms, serving as the luxury hotel’s signature restaurant.
1 Grosvenor Pl, SW1X 7HJ
6 Clarges St, W1J 8AE
Opening mid September
A reimagining of Comptoir Robuchon, this new restaurant will honour the late chef Joel Robuchon’s signature dishes, including the celebrated Purée de Pomme de Terre. The refreshed space opens a view of the kitchen with welcoming rounded booths, following in the footsteps of five other global L’Atelier locations. There will be a live music programme and a bar scene, too.
Opening late September
Courtesy of chef-director Claude Bosi, this modern European restaurant will sit atop the Peninsula Hotel. Overlooking Hyde Park, the design of the sweeping space (think floor-to-ceiling windows and an expansive terrace) is uniquely inspired by the classic eras of British aviation and motorsport, whilst the menu will spotlight British ingredients with French cooking techniques.
1 Grosvenor Pl, SW1X 7HJ
The BoTree, 30 Marylebone Ln, W1U 2DR
Opening in Marylebone, LAVO Ristorante is Tao Group’s foray into Italian cuisine. Set within the BoTree Hotel, the cuisine will be ‘sophisticated Italian with coastal flair’. Healthy options will feature throughout each course, focusing on whole-grain pizza and seafood.
Inspired by 1960s Italy and la dolce vita, Il Gattopardo will spotlight classic and modern cuisine from across Italy. From the group behind Zuma and Amazónico, the luxe dining room (and hidden courtyard) will have an elevated, stylised feel that befits the Albemarle Street address – with interior styling inspired by the restaurant’s name, meaning the leopard.
27 Albemarle St, W1S 4HZ
33 King's Rd, SW3 4LX
Promising to serve authentic Mexican food from the Yucatan Peninsula, Ixchel will be headed by chef Ximena Gayosso Gonzalez. Open from morning until late, an extensive tequila and mezcal menu features many bottles from boutique distilleries. The sexy space and overall concept nod to Mexican mythology, named after the Mayan goddess of the moon, exemplified by a mural from artist Rafael Uriegas.
The Wolseley City
The sister to Piccadilly’s beloved original – in its 20th year – will arrive this autumn on King William Street. A similar all-day menu will be on offer but with additions specific to the new location. Larger in size with comparable design, the space will host two private dining spaces and be open from breakfast through dinner.
68 King William St, EC4N 7HR
13-17 Montpelier St, SW7 1HQ
Originating in Mykonos, this Mediterranean restaurant will highlight the freshest seasonal produce and seafood. Located across the street from Harrods, the light and airy space has a warm palette inspired by the restaurant’s Greek roots – offering a bit of escapism from the pervasive London grey.
On the horizon…
Featuring a Raffles Hotel with three dining concepts by Mauro Colagreco, Paper Moon from Milan, Café Lapérouse from Paris, and sushi by Endo Kazutoshi, this will be the hottest destination in Whitehall.
57 Whitehall, SW1A 2BX
38 Clarges St, Greater, St. James's, W1J
One of the world’s most expensive restaurants opens its first outpost beyond Tokyo in the West End. Specialising in Kobe beef with perfect wine pairings, it will be a decadent and indulgent meal.
A World’s 50 Best Restaurants member comes to Harrods later this year, featuring Michelin-starred chef Dave Pant’s creative barbecue-influenced dishes.
87-135 Brompton Rd, SW1X 7XL
123 Bayswater Rd, W2 3JH
Jeremy King is back with a Bayswater restaurant that will feature American cuisine and outdoor terrace dining across from the park.
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