With a spate of restaurant openings in London slated for later this year and early 2021, there looks to be an uptick in the dining scene in the next few months. From an anticipated seafood palace by Wolseley restaurateurs Corbin & King to the fruition of Salt Bae’s Knightsbridge steakhouse and Jason Atherton’s new culinary playground, all of these restaurants are set to be highly popular. And with limited seating, it’s more important than ever to reserve your table well in advance.
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H.O.M.E by Jason Atherton
Our members are frequent visitors to Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social, so it stands to reason that this new 16-seater launch is set to be another fast favourite. The space, which is right next door to his Michelin-starred flagship, will be host to a thoroughly creative dining experience with a set menu.
We recently caught up with Jason Atherton to discuss life in lockdown, becoming an Instagram cooking star and the future of dining. Read what he has to say here.
8-10 Pollen Street, Mayfair. Opening late 2020/2021.
Spread across two floors, this Corbin & King seafood destination promises an airy and spacious dining experience. The highly anticipated restaurant will offer casual dining in a contemporary, nautical-themed space with a name that’s a hat tip to the beloved Leicester Square fish shop.
1-8 Bateman’s Buildings, Soho. Opening late 2020/2021.
At the end of October, chef Santiago Lastra will swing open the doors to his hotly anticipated modern Mexican restaurant on Seymour Street. The former Noma chef will draw on his homeland for dishes, with a touch of inspiration from Rene Redzepi’s Tulum pop-up. Two set menus will feature five or six courses.
9 Seymour Street, Marylebone. Opening 20 October.
Over three years since the announcement of Nusret Gökçe’s first venture on to the London dining scene, the chef known as Salt Bae is finally ready to open up shop in 2021 at The Park Tower in Knightsbridge. The upmarket steakhouse is set to feature signature dishes such as roasted asado short rib alongside classic favourites such as tartare.
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, Belgravia. Opening late 2021.
Il Borro London
Filling the Berkeley Square spot formerly occupied by Nobu, Il Borro will offer a taste of Tuscany in Mayfair. It takes its name from the sprawling 700ha Relais & Châteaux organic winery in Tuscany, from which they’ll source produce. The voluminous dining room will be spread across two floors.
15 Berkeley Street, Mayfair. Opening late 2020.
Blacklock Covent Garden
Gordon Ker is gearing up to open his fourth Blacklock outpost later this year. Tipped to be in the area of Henrietta Street amid popular haunts such as Frenchie, Cora Pearl and Henrietta Bistro, the upmarket chophouse will be serving the top-quality meat it’s become synonymous with.
Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. Opening 2020/2021.
Nobu Portman Square
Nobu Hotel Portman Square will occupy the former Radisson Blu property in Marylebone. Chef Nobu Matsuhisa’s signature Japanese cuisine – the miso black cod and yellowtail sashimi among them – will be served in an elegantly designed space.
22 Portman Square, Marylebone. Opening November 2020.
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