Top 10 new London restaurants to watch in 2019

Orasay

Jackson Boxer, who runs Brunswick House in Vauxhall and St Leonards in Shoreditch, is to open a Scottish restaurant in Notting Hill with chef Andrew Clarke this year. Orasay on Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill, will be the third collaboration between Boxer and Clarke.

Named after the island of the west coast of Scotland, the 50-cover restaurant, due to open in early 2019, will have a seafood focus, and will make a champion of oysters, langoustines, scallops, razor clams, crabs, and lobster from the Outer Hebrides. Fresh shellfish will be flown in daily.

Boxer spent summers as a child in the Outer Hebridean region and continues to visit as an adult. Working as chef-patron of the site, his dishes will be seasonal in character and simple in approach. Vegetables, honey, and eggs will hail from Boxer’s organic farm in West Sussex.

A short wine list will offer around 60 bins by the bottle, glass, carafe and on tap and will focus on drops from Burgundy and northern Italy. Bottle prices will range from £25 to £125.

Wines from Boxer’s own cellar will form part of a small changing list of rare back vintages, which will be sold with small mark-ups. The interior will feature hand dyed linens, reclaimed antique French oak and lime-washed walls designed to reinforce the site’s focus on simplicity.

Leave your reply

Most Recent Stories

José Pizarro takes over pub in Esher

Spanish chef José Pizarro has taken ownership of a pub in Esher, with plans to transform The Swan into a "Spanish pub", extending his London-based restaurant group outside of London for the first time.

'Mr Lyan' expands cocktail empire to the US and Amsterdam

Ryan Chetiyawardana, the man behind the World's Best Cocktail Bar, has announced plans to expand his cocktail empire beyond London for the first time, opening new sites in Amsterdam and the US, as well as a rebrand of its Dandelyan bar in London.

Crowdfunding to support Gerard Basset memoirs goes live

A crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the publication of Gerard Basset's memoirs, who died earlier this week, has gone live, giving members of the trade the chance to pre-order a copy and pledge their support.

16 January 2019: a very sad day for the wine trade

Yesterday was a day of great sadness for the world of wine as news broke that the trade’s most celebrated personality had died aged 61: Gérard Basset.

Mondrian Hotel rebrands as Sea Containers London

The Mondrian Hotel in London has been rebranded as Sea Containers London, in light of its new incoming management team and in line with the name of its flagship restaurant.

Most Recent Stories

José Pizarro takes over pub in Esher

Spanish chef José Pizarro has taken ownership of a pub in Esher, with plans to transform The Swan into a "Spanish pub", extending his London-based restaurant group outside of London for the first time.

'Mr Lyan' expands cocktail empire to the US and Amsterdam

Ryan Chetiyawardana, the man behind the World's Best Cocktail Bar, has announced plans to expand his cocktail empire beyond London for the first time, opening new sites in Amsterdam and the US, as well as a rebrand of its Dandelyan bar in London.

Crowdfunding to support Gerard Basset memoirs goes live

A crowdfunding platform to raise funds for the publication of Gerard Basset's memoirs, who died earlier this week, has gone live, giving members of the trade the chance to pre-order a copy and pledge their support.

16 January 2019: a very sad day for the wine trade

Yesterday was a day of great sadness for the world of wine as news broke that the trade’s most celebrated personality had died aged 61: Gérard Basset.

Mondrian Hotel rebrands as Sea Containers London

The Mondrian Hotel in London has been rebranded as Sea Containers London, in light of its new incoming management team and in line with the name of its flagship restaurant.