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.
Wiltons to open new café and wine bar
The team behind Wiltons, one of the oldest restaurants in London, is set to open a new café and wine bar in St James’s this autumn called Locket’s.
Padella and Trullo team may open restaurant in Shoreditch
A planning application submitted by the restaurateurs behind Italian restaurants Trullo and Padella suggests that there could be plans for a third restaurant in east London.
Franco Manca founders to launch new pasta restaurant
The founders of sourdough pizza chain Franco Manca, Bridget Hugo and Giuseppe Mascoli, are set to open a new fresh pasta restaurant in September at Kerb’s Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden.
Simon Rogan to open new Lake District restaurant
One of Britain’s most exciting chefs, Simon Rogan, is to open a restaurant within Linthwaite House next to Lake Windermere in the Lake District.
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.
Duck-only restaurant opens in London
It sounds like a Fawlty Towers gag, but a restaurant called Monsieur Le Duck, focusing solely on duck, has opened in London’s trendy Clerkenwell district.
Kensington Park Hotel to re-launch as KPH
Formerly Kensington Park Hotel, the pub in London’s Ladbroke Grove will reopen this month following an extensive two-year renovation.
Momo team to launch Mayfair diner
Mourad Mazouz, the restaurateur behind Sketch London and Momo, will open a diner-style Mediterranean restaurant in London’s Mayfair this month called Mo Diner.
Park Chinois to launch Mayfair brasserie
The team behind luxury Chinese restaurant Park Chinois in Mayfair are set to open an all-day brasserie this week called Moncks of Dover Street.
LIMA team to launch Venezuelan restaurant at London’s Westfield
The restaurateurs behind LIMA London, Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez, will open CARACAS this autumn at Westfield London in White City.
Lina Stores to open second pasta restaurant in King’s Cross
The brand will be launching a second fresh pasta restaurant in King’s Cross later this year following the success of its debut restaurant on Soho’s Greek Street.