What’s new on the London restaurant scene this Summer.
London has fast become the foodie capital of the world, with a continuous round of new restaurants opening – from major new additions from celebrity chefs, to gastro pubs and tiny new upstarts.
Here we bring you news of the latest big new eateries of the season in London.
Fera at Claridge’s
Set within the beautiful Art Deco dining room of Claridges Hotel, Michelin-starred chef Simon Rogan opened his brand new restaurant in May 2014, named Fera at Claridge’s. An exiting new look for the dining room includes walnut tables and windows looking out on to a “meadow” that has been planted along Davies Street (Fera is latin for ‘wild’). Expect Rogan’s signature dishes featuring highly seasonal ingredients.
Claridges Hotel, 49 Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR
T: +44 207 107 8888
W: Fera at Claridge’s website
The Chiltern Firehouse
Chateau Marmont and The Mercer owner Andrew Balazs has opened the restaurant in his first London hotel – The Chiltern Firehouse in Marylebone. White marble table tops and a playful menu by Nuno Mendes within this palace of opulence have made it the must-visit restaurant of the year. It has immediately become the single most important place for celebrities, politicians and the mega-rich to see and be seen… not fun trying to get in, but it’s worth the effort.
One Chiltern Street, Marylebone, London, W1U 7PA
T: +44 20 7073 7676
W: Chiltern Firehouse website
Marcus Wareing has recently reopened his restaurant at the swanky Berkeley Hotel in Knightsbridge. The eponymous two Michelin starred restaurant, now simply called Marcus, has been stripped back to present a much brighter and modern dining space for his modern European food with a British influence.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
T: +44 20 7235 1200
W: Marcus website
The latest from The Wolseley and The Delaunay maestros Chris Corbin and Jeremy King is a laid-back affair in Marylebone. Billed as an informal neighbourhood café and konditorei Vienna-style, Fischer’s offers all-day dining.
Fischer’s Restaurant, 50 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HN
T: +44 20 7466 5501
W: Fischer’s website
MORE NEW RESTAURANTS IN LONDON
Jackson & Rye: Restaurant maestro Richard Caring’s latest venture is an American themed restaurant in Soho Website
House of Ho: Bobby Chinn follows his two wildly successful restaurants in Vietnam with this new fashionable Soho eatery Website
Balthazar: Keith McNally’s London off-shoot of his eponymous New York restaurant was always going to pique interest, and that it has done. This beautiful brasserie in Covent Garden serves all day. Website
Berners Tavern: If you like your dining opulent and extravagant that you would be hard pushed to find a dining room with more wow factor. And Jason Atherton’s food lives up to the room. Website