What: SW7 restaurant
In a nutshell: British cuisine meets the Med.
Summing it all up: SW7 restaurant features Madrid chef Javier Rodrigo Alviz, opening at the Hotel London Kensington. At this new brasserie and bar in South Kensington, expect a fusion of Mediterranean and classic British cuisine.
South Kensington is about to get its own postcode dining space when SW7 restaurant arrives at the four-star Hotel London Kensington, replacing current restaurant The Jam Cupboard. It will feature the work of head chef Javier Rodrigo Alviz who started his career in Madrid before moving to London in 2014. With experience at the Waldorf Hilton, Claridge’s, and Adam Handling’s The Frog in Covent Garden, Alviz most recently headed up the Meliá White House restaurant in Regent’s Park. Hotel London Kensington is also part of the Meliá-owned group.
The décor in the 74-seater dining space will be heavily inspired by the nearby V&A Museum’s designer William Morris, and not just his wallpaper. The bar will serve cocktails inspired by Morris’ designs and love of nature.
And the food? At SW7 we should expect a fusion of Mediterranean and classic British cuisine right across breakfast, brunch, Sunday lunch and dinner. The initial menu promises:
- Grilled chicken Paillard with aged Parmesan, truffles and shiitake mushrooms
- Herb-and-pine crusted lamb rack with dauphinoise potatoes
- Wild sea bass with confit fennel and miso glaze
- An ‘Italian Blues’ burger with Gorgonzola and figs
- Classic fish and chips
Desserts such as crème brûlée, pistachio macaron delight, coconut panna cotta, Eton mess and banoffi pie
As for those William-Morris/nature-inspired cocktails, expect:
- Kensington Gardens: Hendrick’s gin, elderflower liqueur and apple juice
- Honeysuckle: bourbon, maple syrup and cinnamon
More about SW7 restaurant
Where is it? 61 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4PE
When does it open? 30 October 2019
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