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: Bob’s Lobster
WLC’s greedy gourmand, Lucy Shaw, heads to Bob’s Lobster in London Bridge for tuna tacos, shrimp and grits, a heavenly lobster roll and an apricot-laced Viognier.
WLC Eats: The Ritz Restaurant
WLC’s resident sybarite, Lucy Shaw, heads to one of the grande dames of the London dining scene, The Ritz Restaurant in Piccadilly, for a five-hour lunch of many acts.
Piper-Heidsieck creates bespoke Champagne for Wright Brothers
Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck has created a bespoke cuvée for seafood restaurant group Wright Brothers specifically designed to pair with oysters.
Bun House team to open Hong Kong style concept
Restaurateurs Z He and Alex Peffly are set to open Wun’s, a restaurant and bar in London’s Soho inspired by 1960s Hong Kong.
Greek restaurant Meraki collaborates with Alpha Estate for exclusive dinner
Contemporary Greek Fitzrovia-based restaurant Meraki will join forces with wine producer Alpha Estate to offer a ten-course tasting menu with wine pairing at a dinner event taking place this month.
Jason Atherton to sell Social Wine & Tapas
English chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton is seeking a buyer for his small plates restaurant Social Wine & Tapas in Marylebone, according to Eater London.