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: Arros QD
WLC‘s resident glutton, Lucy Shaw, heads to Arros QD in Fitzrovia for exploding pasta parcels, deconstructed steak tartare and a game changing seafood paella.
WLC Eats: Enoteca Rosso
WLC’s Eleanor Field heads to Enoteca Rosso in Kensington for carne cruda, a sublime Italian wine list and a playful tiramisu.
WLC Eats: Siren at The Goring
WLC’s resident epicure, Lucy Shaw, heads to Nathan Outlaw’s new seafood restaurant at The Goring for zesty scallops, sensational sole and a chance encounter with John Major.
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.
WLC Eats: Kanishka, Mayfair
WLC heads to Atul Kochhar’s new restaurant Kanishka, which promised to showcase cuisine from India’s lesser-known regions, and discovers plates of soft shell crab with peanut and mango chutney, steamed sea bass and a ‘cheeky’ peanut butter and salted caramel parfait adorned with gold leaf.
WLC Eats: Skylon
wlc heads to Skylon on London’s Southbank to test-drive its new menu, devised by Finnish-born chef Helena Puolakka, gorging on cured salmon on rye, fresh pappardelle in a smoked tomato sauce with creamy goat’s cheese and a heavenly chocolate tart.
WLC Eats: Alyn Williams at The Westbury
Phoebe French heads to Michelin-starred Alyn Williams at The Westbury for oysters and dill granita paired with Helles lager, and squab pigeon with beetroot ketchup accompanied by milk stout.
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.
WLC Eats: Kym’s
WLC’s resident foodie, Lucy Shaw, heads to A. Wong’s second act, Kym’s, in the Bloomberg Arcade, for giant rice crackers, heavenly Ibérico pork char sui, and Sichuan Sours.
WLC Eats: Bellanger
Lauren Eads heads to Corbin & King’s Alsatian enterprise in Islington for gooey pomme aligote, platefuls of Coq au Riesling and lashings of rosé.