We’ve got a bumper-packed rundown of new openings and quirky pop-ups for you to sink your teeth into this week. Check out our pick for dining in Wimbledon – home of the tennis – and a new addition to the hottest fleet of steak restaurants in town.
1. Hawksmoor Book Hawksmoor Knightsbridge
Enjoying something of a cult status about town, Hawksmoor Knightsbridge brings many folks’ ‘best steak in London’ to one of the capital’s most upmarket areas. This shiny new Hawksmoor restaurant will open its doors on Thursday 3rd July, but you can already bag a table at this much sought after spot. Expect the usual plethora of prime British meat cuts and heavyweight cocktails.
2. Sticks’n’Sushi Book Sticks’n’Sushi Wimbledon
With the world’s greatest tennis championships in full swing, Sticks‘n’Sushi Wimbledon is one of SW19’s most cosmopolitan restaurants. Having opened its first restaurant in Copenhagen in 1994, this acclaimed chain presents a slick mix of minimalist Scandinavian design and Japanese cuisine. Refuel after a hard day’s cheering on Henman Hill (Murray Mound?) with super-fresh sushi and favourite oriental recipes.
3. Mirror Room Book Mirror Room
Within the fairy tale confines of Rosewood London, the Mirror Room takes its name from the light-bouncing glass clad across the walls and ceiling: making for a suitably glitzy occasion. Indulge in a luxury afternoon tea befitting of this 5-star hotel in London, along with decadent treats from the patisserie counter, fine wines and super-elegant light meals.
4. Dram and Smoke
Dram and Smoke
A Scottish pop-up in a shack-chic yard in Vauxhall, Dram and Smoke offers an entirely north of the border menu of ‘scran’ and ‘bevvies’. Served on vintage crockery, no nonsense dishes are finished in the custom-made smoker, while punchy gin cocktails, artisan beers and sterling malts (obviously) make up a top-notch bar stock.
Transporting the food of modern Jerusalem to the epicentre of Soho, Palomar is led by the heady, natural flavours of dishes from southern Spain, north Africa and the Levant. Housing just 40 diners, this bijou space feels like a homely Israeli dining room spruced with contemporary flourishes, including plush royal blue leather and a polished parquet floor.