New restaurants have been popping up across London this month, from celebrity chef establishments to cool East End eateries.
The Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges
Keri Moss, joint winner of MasterChef 2012, has opened a restaurant and champagne bar at Selfridges. The Corner is located near the Women’s Designer Galleries and serves “modern international” food made from British produce. Signature dishes include mackerel tartare with crisp poached quail’s eggs, apple and pancetta wafers. The Art Deco room also boasts a marble bar serving cocktails, champagne, wine and a range of bar food.
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction at The Halkin
Basque restaurant Ametsa with Arzak Instruction recently opened at The Halkin hotel in Belgravia, replacing the award-winning Nahm. The new restaurant features a stunning ceiling installation made from 7,000 containers filled with spices. The kitchen is headed up by Elena Arzak and her father Juan Mari Arzak, who hold three Michelin Stars for the original Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.
Jason Atherton’s Little Social
Jason Atherton has opened a new restaurant across the road from his Michelin-Starred Pollen Street Social in London’s West End. Little Social is a Parisian-style bistro serving a prix-fixe lunch and a la carte dinner. Dishes include pork chop with butternut squash puree, and goat’s milk rice pudding with rhubarb and ginger jam and ice-cream. Atherton will launch a third restaurant, the Social Eating House, in Soho on 18 April.
Simply Fish at Boxpark Shoreditch
Simply Fish have opened a second London restaurant in the trendy Boxpark, a pop-up shopping mall in Shoreditch made from shipping containers. The first-floor eatery offers views over Bethnal Green Road and Shoreditch High Street and serves sustainable fish, which is delivered fresh from Looe in Cornwall every morning. The affordable menu has starters from £4 and main courses from £10 to £15.
The Clove Club
The Clove Club started out as a supper club in Johnny Smith and Daniel Willis’s flat in Dalston but now the pair, along with Young Turks chef Isaac McHale, have opened a restaurant and bar in Shoreditch Town Hall. There are two rooms: a restaurant serving an innovative five-course set menu made from British ingredients, and a more relaxed bar offering a choice of sharing dishes along with cocktails and craft beers.
Master & Servant
Matt Edwards, previously at St John Hotel and Hix Soho, has launched his first solo restaurant, Master & Servant, in Hoxton Square. The menu is inspired by Manhattan, with signature dishes including surf clam chowder, Hereford porterhouse for two, and pistachio doughnuts in honey syrup. There’s a 40-strong list of European wines and a cocktail menu devised with Hoxton neighbour Happiness Forgets.
Look out for more restaurant news soon!