Bon Vivant’s Emyr Thomas picks some of the best new restaurants that have opened in London over the last few weeks. To keep up to date with London’s hotel, restaurant and bar scene, subscribe to their blog here.
HKK by Hakkasan
The Hakkasan Group brings a new concept to London in the form of HKK restaurant, offering a single, evolving tasting menu at lunch and dinner.
Located in the City behind Liverpool Street station, HKK will exclusively offer a 15-course tasting menu of modern Chinese and Cantonese delicacies priced at £95, as well as a reduced 8-course menu at lunch for £48. HKK will have 48 seats in the restaurants and a 10-person private dining room.
London is now home to another Peruvian restaurant with the launch of Coya Restaurant in Mayfair from Arjun Waney, the restaurateur behind Zuma, La Petite Maison and The Arts Club. Coya Restaurant includes a private members’ club and a dedicated pisco bar, which showcases the art, music and culture of Latin America.
Electric Diner and Electric Donuts from Soho House
Soho House has collaborated with Chicago chef Brendan Sodikoff to launch the Electric Diner and Electric Donuts on Portobello Road in Notting Hill, with both restaurants taking inspiration from the chef’s own restaurants in Chicago.
The Electric Diner will have an all-day French-American menu, while Electric Donuts will serve hot donuts and coffee throughout the day from the foyer of the Electric Cinema.
Former Nobu head chef Scott Hallsworth will launch Japanese restaurant Wabi London near Holborn and Aldwych. Australian-born Scott spent six years at Nobu in London before launching Nobu Melbourne in 2007. The restaurant will serve a seasonal menu of Japanese cuisine with a contemporary European twist.
STK London at The ME Hotel
New York based The ONE Group will launch the first international outpost of STK Restaurant in the new ME Hotel on The Strand in Covent Garden. STK London aims to offer ‘a modern twist on the traditional steakhouse’ with nightly DJs and a more feminine, sleek design.
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