2019’s Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings
3rd January 2019
If you are a fan of gastronomy, you will be delighted to hear that the forthcoming year brings some exciting additions to London’s top restaurant scene. In the followings we explore which four restaurants are on our watchlist.
Spanish restaurateurs, Santo da Silva and Marta Santos are bringing Madrid’s jungle themed restaurant with hanging palms and rainforest prints to Berkeley Square. With a total of 281 covers, a sushi bar and the eclectic Brazilian-inspired menu that Amazonico is known for, we are hugely excited to welcome this brilliant addition to Mayfair’s restaurant scene. As Dogus International’s statement reads: “Amazonico is already operating very successfully in Madrid, Spain and provides customers with a dining experience inspired by tropical, Asian, Mediterranean and Brazilian cuisine. We are excited to bring this new concept to London’s restaurant scene and we consider that Berkeley Square is the perfect location, centrally located and within the heart of Mayfair.”
Daniel Humm at Claridge’s
Swiss-born Micheline star chef, Daniel Humm is set to take over Fera at Claridge’s. Eleven Madison Park’s award-winning chef has earned three Michelin stars and the top place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list last year. The restaurants have been inspired by Humm’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City – and rooted in the same traditions found at Eleven Madison Park. Humm is a fan of Claridge’s- earlier this year he gave an interview to1843 magazine mentioning the following, “One of the most special places for me to go for tea is Claridge’s in London. I would have the sandwich selection and the scones with clotted cream”. During an interview at The Telegraph he claims, “I love London and the sense of British hospitality you feel at places such as at Claridge’s.”
Bob Bob Cité
Having given London one iconic restaurant – Bob Bob Ricard in Soho – restaurateur Leonid Shutov has chosen the landmark Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners’ designed Leadenhall building, the tallest structure in the City of London, for his second opening. Opening in 2019 and located on level eight, the new project, with the working title Bob Bob Cité, is set to break new ground in both design and culinary offering. Complementing the pioneering architecture of the building itself, the triangular glass-skinned silhouette of which resulted in it being nicknamed the Cheesegrater, will be an interior that is at once urban and contemporary whilst also being maximalist, luxurious and warm. Set to become the definitive expression of its time and location, the 180-cover restaurant will comprise an all-booth dining room divided into seating for between two and eight people. There will be a further 120 covers in a collection of private rooms that will accommodate from four to 40 guests. These will be available in Standard and Executive Class, with the latter featuring their own bar areas, private jet-style seating and cutting-edge presentation technology. Bob Bob Cité’s modern British grill menu will feature only the best locally sourced, seasonal produce – be it Cornish lobster, game or Scottish beef – all cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. In addition, an intimate, nine-seater restaurant-within-a-restaurant in the form of an opulently decorated Japanese dining room will serve the finest Edomae sushi.
Nusr-Et by Salt Bar
‘Salt Bae’ is whispered to take over the premises at Park Tower Knightsbridge to launch a steak restaurant. Nusret Gökçe “who recently became a social media phenomenon for his meat-cutting and salt-drizzling skills, has vowed to become the world’s greatest butcher and is branching out with outposts in New York and soon London”. Expect the menu to be heavily meat focused with unique dishes such as beef spaghetti, grilled meatballs and asado ribs. Although the concept has not been fully revealed, thanks to Nusr’s unique talents, we suspect that it will be as sensational as it is in Turkey and we look forward to updating you with more when we can.