WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN LONDON THIS SUMMER | THE LONDON MUSINGS EDIT
1.) New Opening: Moncks of Dover Street, Mayfair
This July, Mayfair is welcoming a brand new neighbourhood dining experience in the form of Moncks of Dover Street, brought to you by the team from Park Chinois. Moncks is an all-day brasserie with a menu that will showcase a combination of product-led, classic dishes alongside those which are influenced by the cosmopolitan tastes of the capital.
Moncks will be open from 7:30am to midnight, every Monday to Friday and from 9am and 10am respectively at the weekend. The service and venue are to be relaxed, suitable for business breakfasts, power-lunches and evening cocktails. The atmosphere promises to be buzzy and unpretentious! Please click here to book.
2.) New Opening: Kitchen at Holmes on Baker Street, Marylebone
Kitchen at Holmes has just opened (on 12th June 2019), serving diverse, seasonally-inspired cuisine for Londoners, locals and visitors alike. The restaurant will offer an open kitchen concept, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu created by Head Chef Stefano Motta will feature dishes including Scottish scallop tartare with yuzu basil and green chilli, courgette spaghetti with pistachio, basil and smoked ricotta and a hearty Sunday roast with greens, roast potatoes, honey roasted parsnips, Yorkshire pudding and jus. Please click here to book.
3.) New Opening: Lucky Cat, Mayfair
Another sparkling new opening alert! Gordon Ramsay’s new restaurant ‘Lucky Cat’ is scheduled to open on Monday 24th June, with bookings now open to guests. The Asian Eating House, located in Grosvenor Square, invites guests to enjoy Gordon Ramsay’s latest venture, with a menu that features Asian small plates and Robata grilled dishes. Lucky Cat will also offer a superb selection of Japanese gins and over 50 sakes, alongside wine, beer and whisky. For the chance to be the first in to experience the brand new restaurant, bookings are now open, please click here to book a table.
4.) New Weekend Yumcha Brunch: Yauatcha City, City of London
Yauatcha City is now open on Saturdays and Sundays with a brand-new Weekend Yum Cha brunch menu. Alongside welcome cocktails including the Sencha negroni and Lychee ginger Collins, the menu features a number of exclusive, and hero, dishes such as Seafood black truffle dumplings, Spicy aubergine with sato bean, okra, and French beans, and Chocolate bao buns. Yum Cha is the act of drinking tea and is inextricably linked with dim sum - so much so that the two phrases are used interchangeably.
The menu is available every weekend from midday to 4pm exclusively at Yauatcha City. Menus start at £47 per person with premium tea and have options to include a half bottle of wine or Champagne. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.) Conrad London St. James’ Summer Picnic in St James’s Park
As the sun starts to shine over London and summer makes its arrival, Conrad London St. James invites guests to enjoy a picnic in St. James’s Park with the ultimate selection of homemade treats, including a contemporary British menu with fresh, regional ingredients. Prepared by Executive Chef Michael Riordan, pick up your specially curated hamper before finding your ideal spot in the park, making the picture perfect summer memory. Prices for the picnic hamper start from £26 per person. Nightly rates at Conrad London St. James start from £317 on a room only basis. For reservations and more information please click here or call 020 3301 8080.
5.) New Opening: Marchesi on Mount Street, Mayfair
Marchesi 1824 have opened a brand new pastry shop on Mount Street, Mayfair. Founded in 1824, Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Milan’s oldest and finest patisseries, renowned for excellence in its range of pastries and chocolates and the traditional Milanese panettone it produces. A cosy room at the rear of the shop is dedicated to drinking tea, with a variety of options for all times of day. Food is served on fine Rosenthal porcelain with silver Sambonet cutlery, with all products presented in refined packaging with a luxury feel. Baked goods are prepared daily in store, guaranteeing the unparalleled quality, but be warned…there are often queues outside the door!
6.) The Colony Grill Room at The Beaumont Hotel, Mayfair
The Colony Grill Room in The Beaumont Hotel offers a relaxed, sophisticated, New York-style Grill with a timeless menu of transatlantic favourites, salads, crustacea, grills and steaks, and a big helping of old-world glamour. Open all day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call 020 7499 9499 to book.
"London's best steak restaurant is at The Beaumont hotel.... there's really no place better to get your carnivorous fix than The Colony Grill." - Tatler.com
7.) Wimbledon-themed Treats at The Ivy Café Wimbledon
This summer, The Ivy Café Wimbledon have partnered with Fever-Tree to bring diners some Wimbledon-themed tennis treats, cocktails and a themed floral installation - the summer terrace area has been transformed into an enchanting floral haven! Tennis lovers will be able to purchase tickets to an exclusive ‘In Conversation With’ evening with former British No.1 Greg Rusedski on Thursday, 27 June where he will be leading an inspiring discussion surrounding his own career, predictions ahead of this year’s Wimbledon Championships and what it takes to be a professional player.
8.) Cricket Inspired Menu at Brigadiers, City of London
The Indian drinks tavern, Brigadiers, have teamed up with Kingfisher (the ultimate beer master) this summer to bring cricket fanatic’s the ideal day out with unrivalled all day menus, live screenings of all the matches and signature Kingfishers sips making it the ultimate spot for Londoners and cricket fans to eat, drink and socialise during this summer season of sport. Guests will be able to indulge in the new Cricket World Cup Breakfast menu as well as the Weekend BBQ menu with dishes such as BBQ Masala Rack of Pork Ribs with Slaw, Mixed Seafood Sizzlers and much more. Please click here to book.
9.) La Dolce Vita at The Berkeley, Knightsbridge
The Berkeley Hotel have created ‘La Dolce Vita’, a lemon tree lined Italian haven on its roof! The hotel’s secluded garden and swimming pool are home to the sights, tastes, charm and, of course, ‘amore’ of the Amalfi coast including Aperitivo hour complete with Bellinis, Aperol Spritz and Negronis, until September 2019. Access is subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance.
There are two package options available for visitors and guests; four hour access to La Dolce Vita (the rooftop garden and pool, sauna and steam room) including a glass of Aperol Spritz is £75 per person. Four hour access to La Dolce Vita, a glass of Aperol Spritz and an indulgent La Dolce Vita spa treatment and is priced at £195 per person. Buona Vacanza! For further details and to book, please click here or call (0) 20 7235 6000.
10.) ‘Norfolk Boys’ Tasting Menu with Nigel Mendham and Tom Aikens at GBR in Duke’s Hotel, St. James’s
DUKES LONDON is hosting a one-off gastronomic evening on Tuesday 9th July at the hotel’s signature restaurant, GBR. Inspired by their joint Norfolk heritage and fond memories of summers spent on the north Norfolk coast, longstanding Executive Head Chef, Nigel Mendham, will join forces with celebrity Michelin-star chef, Tom Aikens to create a one-off, six-course Norfolk Boys tasting menu. Using local produce from their trusted Norfolk suppliers including Nurtured in Norfolk, they will draw on memories of sandy beaches, clam-picking and crabbing. Priced at £125 per person. To book tickets, please email email@example.com; call 020 7491 4840; or visit www.gbrrestaurantslondon.com.