Looking for somewhere to capture your future partner’s attention for a first date, or maybe even a third? Be sure to check out some of these new trending restaurants for Spring 2019!
Kym’s, City of London – Bloomsbury Arcade £££
Summary: Innovative Cantonese cuisine created by Andrew Wong. This is the opening of Mr. Wong’s second restaurant alongside the original A. Wong, a Michelin star based in Pimlico.
The vibe: A fake blossom tree towers over a semi-circle wood bar, with dark wood interiors and a softer touch with pale pink menus. This restaurant is bustling with life and boasts a vibrant atmosphere.
The food: The perfect Peking duck. There’s also glazed aubergines and wild mushroom steamed buns to keep any veggies and vegans happy.
The drinks: There’s a lovely selection of cocktails on offer, our favourite being the Lucky Lychee martini which is great if you’re a fellow sake fan.
Kerridges Bar & Grill – The Strand ££££
Summary: The first London restaurant by Tom Kerridge and the Hand & Flowers team. Located inside the Corinthia hotel, the Grill is an ideal location for a first date with a few drinks at the bar first.
The vibe: Luxury, stylish interiors with a great atmosphere.
The food: British cuisine. With many menus available including A la carte, pre & post theatre and a set lunch option there’s a wide variety to choose from. The Treacle cured beef fillet comes highly recommended and the curry roasted cauliflower is a must try as a side dish. If you’re a chocolate fan then the Dark Chocolate Pudding with Crystallised Malt Biscuit, Salted Caramel, and Malted Milk Ice Cream is for you.
The drinks: They do a great selection of Gin & Tonics at the Bar, we especially enjoyed the homemade raspberry gin.
Rovi Ottolenghi- Fitzrovia £££
Summary: Ottolenghi’s newest restaurant in Fitzrovia is different from the others with vegetables at its heart but with a fresh focus on fermentation and cooking over fire. ROVI also features a large central bar with cocktails based on seasonal spices and house shrubs and a dynamic low-intervention wine list from small producers.
The vibe: Very light and minimalistic design makes for a pleasant atmosphere.
The food: Middle Eastern cuisine. This restaurant has a great selection of vegan and vegetarian options. The menu style is perfect for sharing, with features including a sharing plate for two of Grilled Halibut. A must try is the Celeriac shawarma and the side plate of corn which is amazing.
The drinks: Jasmine infused tea cocktails that go down a treat plus also the Zombie Rovi cocktail is also a winner for us.