Our pick of the best places to eat in London this June
FARM GIRL, NOTTING HILL W11
Notting Hill will see the arrival of Farm Girl, which is bringing relaxed, healthy Australian dishes to Portobello Road. Founded by young entrepreneurs Rose Mann and Anthony Hood, Farm Girl will mix memories of the farm with their love of travel to serve up nutritious yet substantial food.
GORDON RAMSAY, ROYAL HOSPITAL ROAD SW3
Established in 1998 and holder of three Michelin stars, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is unrivalled when it comes to fine dining in London. Chef Patron Clare Smyth MBE leads her dynamic team in providing elegant and unsurpassed modern French cuisine at the famous Royal Hospital Road restaurant.
POLPO, CHELSEA SW3
Now it’s Chelsea’s turn for some Polpo magic as Russell Norman opens a new restaurant there. Specialising in Venetian small plates, this latest branch, just off the King’s Road, has loads of al fresco seating – grab a Negroni and enjoy the oligarch-watching.
YAUATCHA CITY, BROADGATE CIRCLE EC2
The Hakkasan group are moving further afield with their next venue, opening on Broadgate Circle (which itself have loads of openings in the next few weeks). So if you’re in the City and have a craving for a venison puff, you won’t have far to go.
SESAME, COVENT GARDEN WC2
London’s love of Middle Eastern food is one of 2015’s most obvious culinary trends, which makes Noam Bar in the right place at the right time for the launch of his new restaurant Sesame. Bar, one of the founders of Ottolenghi, has taken inspiration from the market stalls and smoking grill street food of the Middle East for his Covent Garden opening.
KANSAS SMITTY’S BAR, BROADWAY MARKET E8
Kansas Smitty’s House Band is a powerhouse ensemble formed of young and innovative jazz musicians playing electrifying acoustic dance music. Catch them at Kansas Smitty’s Bar now open at Broadway Market.
HOUSE OF PERONI, BOILER HOUSE BRICK LANE E1
Open until 10th June, the House of Peroni Residency offers guests a month-long celebration of Italian culture. Inspired by the piazza – a space within the city that forms the heart and soul of Italian social life – The Residency is a metropolitan garden teeming with food, drink, music and more.
LE CHABANAIS, MAYFAIR W1
The launch of this new Mayfair restaurant is expected soon. The world’s first restaurant entirely enveloped in Brass comes to us from the team behind Le Chateaubriand in Paris – so expect fantastic flavours and an amazing dining experience when the doors open!