This week, we bring you a whole load of exciting new eateries to sink your teeth into. As well as Michelin-starred fine dining in London, we introduce fantastic restaurants across the country, from the latest celebrity chef openings in Stratford to hip and urban smokehouse joints in Brighton. So cancel your grocery shop – we guarantee these are the only places you’ll want to eat at this week. Dining at home suddenly seems so unappealing…
1. Murano by Angela Hartnett Book Murano by Angela Hartnett
Murano by Angela Hartnett
An elegant eatery from Michelin-starred celebrity chef Angela Hartnett, Murano by Angela Hartnett in London’s Mayfair offers a fine dining experience with a rustic Italian menu. Having cut her culinary teeth under Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, Hartnett is renowned as one of the most high-profile women in the restaurant industry. Murano brings diners her eye for detail and flavoursome palate, serving up immaculately-presented delights. Diners are given free rein to indulge their culinary palate, as any dish on the menu can be created as a starter or a main.
2. Coal Shed Book Coal Shed
The Coal Shed in Brighton is a hip and slick charcoal joint specialising in grilled meats and seafood. The quirky interior gives off a rustic warehouse vibe, with stripped floorboards, exposed brickwork and innovative low-level lighting. Using the finest ingredients to create the seasonal a la carte menu, succulent slabs of Scottish cattle and freshly-caught seafood are charcoal-grilled to produce an intense flavour. With steaks this good, it’s not at all surprising that the restaurant has been awarded a number of accolades, including a Tripadvisor certificate of excellence.
3. Marco’s New York Italian Stratford Book Marco’s New York Italian Stratford
Marco’s New York Italian Stratford
Marco’s New York Italian in Stratford, the latest fleet offering from celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, seamlessly fuses his Italian heritage with his love for American food. Bringing a slice of the buzzy NY dining scene to a classically-British market town, with sophisticated décor and chic booth seating, the triple Michelin-starred chef brings his menu to life with much-loved comfort food. Hearty dishes include Penne New York meatballs and chargrilled chicken with crispy prosciutto and Monterey jack cheese.
4. Restaurant James Sommerin Book Restaurant James Sommerin
Restaurant James Sommerin
Perched on the esplanade over the waters of the Severn Estuary, Restaurant James Sommerin is idyllic both in terms of location and cuisine. The restaurant – the first namesake venue from Michelin-starred chef James Sommerin – focuses its menu on locally-sourced, seasonal produce. Offering 3, 5, 7 and a whopping 14-course menu with expert wine pairings, inventive dishes include duck with lavender and beetroot and braised pigs head with apple and star annis. An elegant dining space and panoramic river views make for a very fine dining experience indeed.
5. The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse Book The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse
The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse
Relaxed and informal, The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse, set to open on August 1st, fuses all the best aspects of a pub and a café to create an altogether new dining experience. Indulgent homemade cakes are served up alongside freshly-roasted coffee from Chartley Coffee, who has created a unique blend especially for the pub. On to the main menu, and classic, much-loved pub food is given a bistro-esque makeover, serving up rustic, artisan pizzas and specialty burgers; all made using the finest, locally-sourced ingredients. The Elephant Pub & Bakehouse in Liverpool is a one-stop destination for all manner of palate cravings: brilliant.