We’re always bringing new restaurants into the Bookatable fold, and we’ve got some corkers for you this week! As well as favourite restaurants in Manchester and Edinburgh, we introduce a trio of London restaurants, including a chef trained under Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal, and a Clerkenwell dining spot from the team behind the mighty Hawksmoor restaurants.
1. Canvas Book Canvas
An innovative from a talented young chef who has rubbed shoulders with Gordon Ramsay and Heston Blumenthal, Canvas allows diners to create their own bespoke menus from 2 to 3 courses to a 10-course, sommelier wine-matched feast. Award-winning chef-artiste Michael Riemenschneider says of Marylebone that it is a ‘small village in a big city’, so the Canvas restaurant is an accordingly intimate and exclusive space.
2. Foxlow Book Foxlow
A trendy neighbourhood restaurant from the universally-adored Hawksmoor group, Foxlow is all about the definitive flavours of charcoal grilling and slow smoking. A 2-floored carnivore’s haven lined with cool white tiles, the Foxlow restaurant in Clerkenwell will have you salivating over slow-cooked maple and chilli bacon rib, while a ‘ribwich’ lunchtime special takes its name from a snack that has Homer drooling in The Simpsons.
3. Chaophraya Book Chaophraya
One of 6 UK restaurants from the celebrated Chaophraya group, with venues in Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, Chaophraya Edinburgh is a stunning rooftop restaurant overlooking Edinburgh Castle. Its panoramic vistas and chic interior design make it the perfect setting for innovative Asian cuisine, with a diverse menu offering an unusual satay fondue and a spicy jungle fish curry.
4. Room Book Room
A modern restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of the Manchester metropolis on King’s Street, Room’s 2 AA Rosette-awarded menu exudes creativity with dishes like a ‘which came first?’ collection of crispy chicken wing, chicken pate, chicken leg and quails egg, and a ‘three little pigs’ trio of pork. With a chic, retro interior, Room whips up a lively evening vibe for a range of funky cocktails.
5. Elena’s L’Etoile Book Elena’s L’Etoile
Rounding off today’s guide is a classic French bistro on Charlotte Street that spans 3 centuries. With a name translating to ‘Elena’s Star’, this timeless London restaurant is lined with signed photographs of the stars of British film, and offers a menu of classical French dishes like a sumptuous pan roasted duck breast with potato dauphinoise, buttered savoy cabbage, roasted root vegetables and thyme jus.