This week’s foray into the hottest goings-on and new openings on the London scene sees us discover residencies from top chefs, a way to make eating in Harrods even more extravagant, and an ultra-cool Clapham restaurant-cum-cocktail bar-cum-nightclub. We’re also giving you the opportunity to win a night in the luxury Corinthia Hotel just by dining out. Read on for all this and more…
1. Allan Pickett at Sanderson Book Sanderson
Ahead of the launch of his new restaurant Piquet this summer, Allan Sanderson is taking over the kitchen at the 5-star Sanderson Hotel. Formerly head chef at Orrery and Plateau, classic French cooking and seasonal British produce combine for this one-off menu. Expect the likes of twice-cooked pork belly with peppered squid, followed by caramelised apricots with almonds and brioche.
2. The Domino Effect Book The Domino Effect
Hotel Café Royal, Regent Street
The Domino Effect returns with its latest incarnation and latest acclaimed chef. Taking over from 11th June is Aurelio Morales, a rising star in molecular gastronomy and head chef at celebrated Ramses in Madrid. In conjunction with the hotel’s executive chef, the 7-course menu with matching wine flight will demonstrate Morales’ signature minimalist but cutting-edge style.
3. Win a luxurious stay at Corinthia Hotel Enter the competition
A stunning Italian restaurant in a 5-star hotel, Massimo Restaurant’s got a lot going for it. We’re now giving you the chance to enjoy both the restaurant and the hotel – win a luxurious night’s stay just by dining at Massimo and capturing the moment. Full details can be found here.
4. Tartufi and Friends Book Tartufi & Friends
How do you make dining at Harrods more lavish? Add truffles to everything is the answer. Creatively used in both sweet and savoury dishes, the delicacy is the centre of attention here, appearing in the signature burger with beef, foie gras and truffle, and even in a martini cocktail.
5. Fu Manchu Book Fu Manchu
Venues don’t get much cooler than a dim sum restaurant and late-night cocktail bar under a railway arch. Fu Manchu has all this, and even turns into a club for those looking to take their night one step further. If you’re still looking for a reason to visit, all-you-can-eat dim sum Sundays might well be that reason.