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.
Hélène Darroze launches Marsan in Paris
Two decades after her debut on the Left Bank in Paris, the chef and restaurateur has opened her new flagship restaurant called Marsan by Hélène Darroze.
River Café chef launches debut solo venture in London
Former River Café chef Theo Hill will open his first solo venture called Gold in London’s Notting Hill this spring, offering a modern European menu with an Italian focus.
London to gain new avant garde Portuguese restaurant
A new restaurant helmed by ex-Portland chef João Ferreira Pinto and sommelier Carolina W Seibel will open in Stoke Newington this week, serving up a menu of modern European plates with an emphasis on Portugal.
WLC Eats: Sushisamba Covent Garden
WLC’s resident sybarite, Lucy Shaw, heads to the new Sushisamba in Covent Garden for wagyu gyozas, poussin teriyaki, yuzu saké and an edible zen garden.
Usain Bolt to open London restaurant
Having hung up his trainers, Jamaican sprinter and all-round entertainer Usain Bolt is to open a rum-focused restaurant in London’s Liverpool Street next month.
Abba-themed restaurant coming to London
An ABBA-themed restaurant will be coming to London next year, founded by Björn Ulvaeus himself, but it won’t be in Waterloo.
Cristiano Ronaldo-backed restaurant set for London
An Ibiza-based Mediterranean-Japanese fusion restaurant, backed by the likes of professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, tennis star Rafael Nadal and singer Enrique Iglesias, is set to open a second site in London next month.