This month London brings you some much-awaited restaurant/bar openings. CADA take a closer look at whats new this June…
The Culpeper reopened in March revealing its stunning Victorian innards. Since then, it has been serving quality fresh food from its first floor restaurant against a backdrop of exposed brickwork and period light fittings. Four floors above street level there is now a rooftop bar and greenhouse which will serve botanical cocktails.
This is sure to become the ultimate summer hangout.
The US chain Smith & Wollensky are coming to town and will be residing in the Adelphi Building on John Adam Street, just off from The Strand.
They’re leaving nothing to chance, picking the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to do the look and feel – the brief is to take inspiration from the original building whilst bringing in classic Smith & Wollensky design elements to make the traditional steakhouse design. They will serving up for something to suit every steak lover, but we like the sound of the 24oz USDA prime, Cajun marinated bone-in rib steak with creamed spinach, buttermilk onion rings and some proper chips.
Tapas is a firm favourite in our office, so we are excited to her a new tapas and meat bar is coming to London Bridge. Lobos has been set up by former Brindisa chef Roberto Castro, who’s kicking off the project with some more Brindisa alumni also. Meat is a huge focus, serving a range of cuts such as Secreto Iberico, Presa Iberico and Solomillo Iberico. The menu will also feature a new dish, The Lobos Bun, which is a chorizo patty, candied bacon, fried onion, peppers and fried egg on top.
HOP specialises in boxes of Vietnamese food to have on the go and will be popping up in the new Foodie hotspot, Broadgate Circle. The menu will cover the wide range of Vietnamese cuisine, including pho and banh mi, bun noodle salads and fusion summer rolls. It’s been set up by a former City worker, Paul Hopper, inspired by his own trips across Vietnam.
We recommend trying:
– Spiced pork & fried egg nanh mi
– Roast beef & horseradish summer roll
– Pork pate & pork belly banh mi
Angela Hartnett’s first main venture outside of Murano, Cafe Murano, was showered with praise when it first opened. Harnett is expanding the brand and is soon opening another in Covent Garden. Over two floors, this simple, seasonal Italian will serve antipasti downstairs and dining at the counter. Upstairs, there is a more conventional restaurant with creative décor.
– Octopus, potatoes, capers & paprika
– Ricotta courgettes with preserved lemon honey
– Farfalle, rabbit, peas & girolles
– Gnocchi, feta, rosemary & olive oil