Hot Off The Press: New Ventures April 2017
From Patty & Bun's new location in Notting Hill to the highly anticipated opening of Michael Caine’s latest venture, there really is something for everyone in this month’s roundup.
Xu- Soho, London
From the brains behind the street food inspired Bao, Xu will be home to 68 covers spread across two floors. This new venture is set to be slightly more pricey than its predecessor, with an average spend at XU expected to be at £55 per head excluding drinks. The menu offers an array of delicacies from spiced chicken through to Tawainese sausage.
Radici – Islington, London
Radici, the new brain child of Italian Chef Francesco Mazzei, by D&D London, will serve a wide variety of dishes inspired by the chef’s hometown of Calabria, as well as the regions of Puglia, Sicily and Campania. Mazzei will be based at Mayfair site Sartoria, so Radici’s service will instead be run by Antonio Mazzone, Mazzei’s longtime colleague.
Little Jose – Canary Wharf, London
The Pizzaro restaurant family latest offspring, tapas bar Little Jose, forms part of the new Street Feast development in London’s Canary Wharf. The menu promises to celebrate the best of Spanish food, much like Pizarro’s previous offerings, including an iberico meatball sub with manchego and patatas bravas with padron peppers. In true Spanish style, customers can enjoy cava, wines, Spanish sherries, and gingrias.
Lympstone Manor – Lympstone Village, Devon
Opening in early April, Michael Caines’ grade 11-listed country house and restaurant features 21 high end guestrooms and a 60cover fine-dining restaurant. Guests can expect to be charged £245 a night, including breakfast. Details of the menu are yet to be released but guests can be sure that Caines’ latest venue will make use of wines and produce sourced locally from Devon.
Comptoir Café & Wine, Mayfair, London
Acclaimed sommelier and restauranteur Xavier Rousset plans to open the all encompassing café, wine bar and restaurant on Weighhouse Street, a stones throw from Oxford Street. A wine shop will be situated on the lower ground floor and the French influences don’t stop there as guests can expect to enjoy a fine selection of French food. At the helm is head chef Ben Mellor, who has previously worked his magic at Blandford Comptoir, which opened in Marylebone, in 2016.
Patty & Bun, Notting Hill, London
Patty & Bun is heading to Notting Hill. The menu will feature all of the classics, plus a little shake up in the shape of brand new ‘Chicken Feast’, which includes a medley of fried chicken alongside sauces and pickles. The drinks on offer include beers, cocktails and an eclectic mix of milkshakes. This new development means that Patty & Bun now have a grand total of 8 outlets, all of which are situated across London.
Lupins – London Bridge, London
Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, dynamic duo and founders of the catering events company, The Cooking Collective, are set to open this quirky new offering in Flat Iron Square, under Seven London Bridge railway arches. Inspired by the English flower, Lupin, the restaurant will only serve dishes created from seasonal British ingredients.
Monty’s Deli – Hoxton, London
Starting out as a market stall, founded by Mark Ogus and Owen Barratt, the deli has since hit the big time after securing a permanent London site, upon trumping its £50,000 crowdfunding target in October. Opening at 227229 Hoxton Street, the deli will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch available come the weekend, complete with a side order of prosecco. Notably, it will also feature its very own meat slicing bar and baked goods display.
Get the lowdown on more of April’s new openings by reading the full article here.