Read our guide to the new openings and restaurant news to have on your radar for June 2016.
Chicama, a 72-cover modern Peruvian seafood restaurant, will open in mid June on the King’s Road, Chelsea. Chicama is the second opening from the team behind Marylebone’s Pachamama restaurant.
The menu, inspired by the coastal food of Peru, will revolve around fish of the day.
Market fresh fish such as dover sole, rock bass and monkfish will be cooked on the robata grill and served with house sauces, such as fermented sweet potato chilli and lobster oil chimichurri.
The restaurant will open Tuesday through to Sunday for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.
The Barbary is the new restaurant from the team behind The Palomar. Opening in early June at Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, the menu will offer cuisine from the Barbary Coast of North Africa to Jerusalem.
Open all day from noon until 10pm Tuesday to Sunday, the restaurant has only 24 seats and will operate a walk-in only policy.
Chef Ollie Dabbous at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s will host Chef Ollie Dabbous at a pop-up restaurant at its New Bond Street galleries to coincide with the launch of its Modern & Post-War British Art pre-sale exhibition.
The one-off experience will present modern British food paired with art by some of the greatest British artists.
The restaurant will open its doors for three days on the evenings of 10, 11 and 12 June 2016 from 7:30pm. A six-course tasting menu will be available for £250 per head including a Nyetimber English sparkling wine reception and fine wine pairing.
Bone Daddies, the Japanese Ramen restaurant, is opening a new branch in The Bower development near Old Street.
In addition to the ramen menu, Bone Daddies Old Street will also feature the restaurant’s signature rock ‘n’ roll soundtrack and extensive list of Japanese inspired cocktails, beer, whisky, sake and wine.
Ahi Poké opens in Fitzrovia this month. The casual, all-day restaurant will serve poké: a Hawaiian raw fish dish. The 25-cover restaurant is inspired by simple Hawaiian beach shacks crossed with the laid-back poké bar vibes of L.A.
Open Monday to Sunday from 11.30am to 8pm, Ahi Poké will cater for eat-in, takeaway and delivery.
Richard Corrigan on the Belmond British Pullman
Richard Corrigan from Corrigan’s Mayfair and Bentley’s in London is bringing his passion for Great British food on board the vintage carriages of the Belmond British Pullman on Saturday 11 June 2016.
The evening will begin at London Victoria Station with a Champagne reception at Belmond British Pullman’s private lounge, followed by dinner and entertainment on board the train while taking a round trip from London to the South East coast.
The evening is only open to 100 passengers. Tickets for Saturday, 11 June are priced at £510 per person. Enquire with us to book.
JAN is a new restaurant on Battersea’s Nothcote Road, offering a taste of the Caspian and taking influence from Iran and Turkey. Food cooked in the medieval-style charcoal oven will be at the core of the menu, serving traditionally cooked bread, meat and vegetable dishes.
The restaurant has 53 covers in total, with a heated seating area at the front of the restaurant.
Negroni Trolley at 45 Park Lane
Bar 45 at 45 Park Lane has recently introduced the Negroni Trolley, which offers guests three variations on the cocktail. Customers at the bar can now enjoy The Classic Negroni, Vintage Negroni and Aged Negroni variations direct from the trolley.
Bar 45’s Aged Negroni was our favourite. The Negroni ingredients are placed in an American oak barrel for a month, which results in a smoother and fuller taste and adds ‘hints of vanilla and caramel’.
The Aged Negroni is priced at £25, The Vintage Negroni is £28 and the Bespoke Classics are £18.
The Ivy Café – Wimbledon Village & St John’s Wood
The Ivy Café is opening on 1 June in Wimbledon Village and in St John’s Wood in the Autumn. Both venues will offer a local, friendly and neighbourly environment, with accessible all-day dining for those living, working and shopping in the area.
The Ivy Café Wimbledon Village will have a Private Dining Room for up to 20 guests.
The Bloomsbury Club Bar
The Bloomsbury Club Bar will open this month on Great Russell Street.
Taking its influences from the 1920’s and 1930’s, The Bloomsbury Club Bar menu celebrates the golden age of cocktails with a mix of forgotten classics and new creations inspired by the Bloomsbury Set’s infamous members.
Housed in The Bloomsbury hotel, the bar is furnished with leather armchairs, atmospheric lighting and wall-to-wall bookshelves and has outdoor space.
Live music will be played from Wednesday – Saturday, 7pm – 10pm.
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