Over the next few months, there are going to be several exciting new additions to the food scene in London, and we’re already booking our Members reservations at these top spots. Here are just some of the openings we are excited about.
Alan Yau brings Chyna and Yau Grilling to Canary Wharf
The man who brought Hakkasan to Mayfair and Yauatcha to Soho is ready to launch two restaurants at the new Wardian London development in Canary Wharf. Chyna will use the finest British seafood to create contemporary Cantonese dishes, and its waterfront terrace is sure to become a hotspot come spring. Then there’s also Yau Grilling – a 45-seat Japanese restaurant which will focus on the fire of the robata grill.
Jason Atherton plans 16-seater on Pollen Street
There really is no stopping Jason Atherton at the moment. Following the success of his newest outpost, The Betterment in Mayfair, he is set to open an intimate 16-seater restaurant next to his flagship on Pollen Street. At H.O.M.E. (working title), the ever-changing menu will be based on Atherton’s global travels, and act as a development arena for his latest creations.
Instagram steak sensation Nusr-Et ready for Knightsbridge launch
Rumours have been circulating for more than a year that Nusret Gökçe (Salt Bae) will be bringing his steakhouse to the UK, and it looks as though our patience will be rewarded very soon. The Turkish butcher became a global social media sensation thanks to his unusual seasoning technique, and his London outpost will open at The Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel. The opening is a big deal and we’ll ensure you’re among the first to try the signature roasted asado short rib and lokum burger.
New Corbin & King restaurant Manzi’s slated for 2020 opening
We caught up with Jeremy King and he unveiled the plans for the next addition to the Corbin & King portfolio. This spring, Soho will welcome an accessible seafood restaurant that channels the buzz and openness of the district. Named Manzi’s, it’ll pay homage to the now-closed Leicester Square dining institution of the same name. The entrepreneur duo has promised a ‘fun and affordable’ spot in the same spirit of other Corbin & King outposts such as Brasserie Zédel.
Santiago Lastra to open Mexican restaurant Kol in Marylebone
It’s taken him some time to find the perfect location, but chef Santiago Lastra, previously of Noma Mexico and Tate Modern’s Carousel, will be opening his first solo venture in March. Lastra has spent the past two years researching small-scale producers across the British Isles to put together a seasonal menu showcasing authentic Mexican flavours prepared with the finest UK ingredients. The two-storey space will include a specialist mezcal bar serving rare agave spirits and a tortilla station complete with traditional comal grill.