The five most hotly anticipated London restaurants right now
Heartthrob chef Ollie Dabbous thinks big, Tom Kerridge and Mark Sergeant step up to London dining scene, Bryn WIllliams arrives at Somerset House, the unstoppable Sethi siblings open their largest restaurant yet
This is probably the most ambitious London restaurant opening of the year. Ollie Dabbous' eponymous debut solo restaurant became something of a cult: the most sought after and impossible place to book in London. Now, he's thinking on a grander scale with three restaurants in one with a prime Piccadilly address.
Below is a bar with cocktails and food created by his long term drinks collaborator, the highly innovative Oskar Kinberg.
Ground is an all-day dining room serving dishes such as chestnut parcels in duck broth. There is an in-built bakery serving breakfast and afternoon tea including fun options: candy floss and wild herbs with your sandwiches anyone?
Hide will be a fine dining restaurant with a sensibly priced yet adventurous tasting menu. Dishes such as steamed Ikejime turbot with a sauce made from the bones and crushed nasturtium show the influence of Japanese kaiseiki cuisine on Dabbous' creativity.
The space will be the ultimate in modern restaurant design: we like that all the lights have been positioned exactly so that no food photography is obscured by shadow. What's more, seating throughout the restaurant has phone charger access. This is one restaurant that is going to be encouraging instagramers.
The breathtaking wine list compiled with Dabbous' Russian partners at Hedonism Wine will feature over 6,000 choices served up by fifteen sommeliers.
And, the real James Bond touch, there is a car lift into the building. Really.