Welcome to Bon Vivant’s latest article on the current news, openings and recommendations for London’s restaurant and bar scene. If you would like further information or to make a reservation, please contact us.
Bollinger and Caviar at BBR
Bob Bob Ricard is offering a special price of £95 for a bottle of Bollinger and 30g of caviar until the end of October – a perfect excuse to indulge! Please call 020 3145 1000 to make a table reservation and mention the Bollinger & caviar offer. Bob Bob Ricard is also celebrating the re-opening of the bar with an offer of 10g of caviar with sour cream and blinis and a shot of Russian standard vodka for £15.50 until the end of November.
Les Deux Salons Opens in Covent Garden
Situated in Covent Garden on William IV Street, Les Deux Salons is a spacious, traditional French brasserie, sister restaurant to Arbutus and Wild Honey, both of which have a Michelin star for their modern European cuisine.
Meatball Tuesdays at Pizza East
Every Tuesday evening (6pm – midnight) from mid September 2010, Pizza East will celebrate rustic Italian cooking with ‘Meatball Tuesdays’, with a three-course menu for £15, offered in addition to the standard a la carte menu. Different variations include beef, lamb, spinach and ricotta.
Birthday Celebrations at Le Bouchon Breton
Le Bouchon Breton in Spitalfields is offering a special 2nd Birthday three course sharing menu available throughout October, featuring 16 oysters with one of each variety from the Breton range per person, followed by 28 day aged rib of Scottish beef, béarnaise sauce and frites and to finish a large sharing plate of French cheese, for £35 per person.
Bonfire Night at Galvin at Windows
Galvin at Windows will be celebrating Bonfire Night on November 5th, with specially prepared Nyetimber English sparkling wine cocktails and paired canapés in the bar. Located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane, the bar offers a perfect viewpoint to enjoy the fireworks across the city, and the bar is open until 3am to make the most of the festivities. For more information call 020 7208 4021 or visit www.galvinatwindows.com
Ricker Restaurants open Glo Glo’s in Shoreditch
Glo Glo’s is a Tokyo-inspired cocktail bar with Pan-Asian sharing dishes from a robata grill from Ricker Restaurants, the group behind E&O and Eight Over Eight.
Aces & Eights Saloon Bar Opens
Located in Tufnell Park, Aces & Eights is a new dive bar and live music venue from the people behind Slim Jim’s Liquor Store and the Crazy Horse. Aces & Eights opens until 12:30 all week and 1:30 on weekends.
The White Horse Pub Opens in The City
Geronimo Inns have opened a pub on Bishopsgate in The City offering ‘proper British pub grub’ from head chef Mark Blatchford (formerly of Racine, The Fountain at Fortnum and Masons, Soho House and The Beckford Arms).
Argentine Restaurant Open in Connaught Village
Casa Malevo is a new Argentine restaurant in Connaught Village, which aims to showcase Argentine cuisine with a wine list sourced entirely from Argentina.
Samrqand Opens in Marylebone
Samarqand restaurant and bar has opened in Marylebone, specialising in Central Asian cuisine. Samarqand has five private rooms with flat screen TVs, Karaoke machines and games consoles.
The Broadway Bar & Grill Opens in Fulham
The Broadway Bar and Grill has opened on Fulham Broadway, which has a New York loft feel with a heated rear garden open all year.
Chateau Civrac Wines
Chatau Chivrac is a new wine launched in the UK from Mark and Sarah Hellayar, who now supply to restaurants such as Le Gavroche, La Pont de la Tour and Angelus. Chateau Civrac is available to purchase online at www.civrac.com
Game at the Criterion
Criterion restaurant in the heart of Piccadilly Circus has introduced its ‘game’ menu for 2010. Matthew Foxon’s dishes include a game & foie gras terrine (£11), Licorice risotto, venison and beetroot chips (£9), whole roasted grouse, game chips and seasonal vegetables (£32), red deer loin, braised haunch faggots, celeriac puree, sauteed Savoy cabbage and juniper jus (£24) and rosemary and wine braised Red deer shank, potato puree, green beans (for two to share – £20 per person).
Day of the Dead De-Light
The Met Bar is taking a different approach to Halloween this year, by celebrating Mexico’s iconic Day of the Dead festival. Commemorated annually on 2 November, ‘Dia de los Meurtos’ is a festival of remembrance in honour of souls departed. Taking inspiration from the occasion the Met Bar has updated the signature waist-friendly Afternoon De-Light dishes, which is available from 25 October to 2 November.