In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
WLC Eats: Opera Tavern
WLC’s resident sybarite, Lucy Shaw, heads to the new-look Opera Tavern in Covent Garden for a fiery nduja Scotch egg, creamy Manchego croquetas and a smoky white from Etna.
Great Queen Street restaurant to close
Founded by chef Tom Norrington-Davies in 2007, the restaurant will close this month following 12 years in London’s West End.