Some London restaurants will clearly need more time to prepare for reopening, particularly when so much of their offering includes counter dining which falls way short of even the new 1m plus rule.
But while they work out their plans some, like Mayfair's Sabor, have ploughed ahead with offerings to bring their restaurants to your home instead.
We've been having serious pangs for the dishes from Nieves Barragan Mohacho and Jose
While there aren't that many people working in central London during the lockdown, other than key workers, some great restaurants are still delivering to those living in the centre of town. We round up the best.
Another casualty of the pandemic/lockdown was revealed at the weekend, with the news that Le Caprice is to close. Once again, Bloomberg's Richard Vines was first with the news.
Returning triumphantly in February after recovering from a major fire, the revamped Gymkhana was open for just over a month before being closed again due to the lockdown. But no more - one of the best Indian restaurants in town is gearing up for another reopening.
Like many central London restaurants, they'll be appearing on the Supper website/app and all their classic dishes should be available for home delivery. So if
Yes, that's right - it's another re-opening! This time it's the turn of high-end Japanese restaurant Nobu, which is kicking off its new delivery service from today. They'll be on both Deliveroo and Supper, where they'll have a menu featuring Nobu classics. That means yes, you can get their signature dish, Black Cod Miso delivered - but it will cost you £42.50. Ouch. That's the same price it was in the restaurant,
Next up on the comeback trail following lockdown is Burger and Lobster. They closed down originally just over a month ago, but now they've reopened their flagship Mayfair store (we're yet to hear if any more are due to open).
Obviously it's for delivery only, and while there's a limited menu on offer, Burger & Lobster has always had a limited menu. Right now it's their original burger (£15), the original 1.25lb
In its normal setting, Benares is a fine-dining twist on Indian food in Mayfair, but how does that translate to an at-home setting? We decided to find out.
It's sad to witness any businesses closing their doors during the London lockdown. But seeing landmark hotels, which had remained open throughout both world wars, battening the hatches seemed somehow worse.
So we were thoroughly cheered to see the story in today's Standard about the reopening of Claridge's hotel to NHS workers. The folks at the Maybourne Hotel Group told Hot Dinners they'd "asked the teams across Claridge’s, The
London has its fair share of great Indian fine dining restaurants - but if you've been missing them, one of them is ready to bring that fancy experience to your home. Benares has kicked off Benares @ Home, delivering food from their Mayfair kitchens via the Supper app/website. Dishes include:
If you’re a fan of the steaks, the fish and chips, and the Guinness at Mayfair pub The Guinea Grill (take a number) and often struggle to get a table, then its renowned pub manager Oisin Rogers has revealed that he’s about to spread some of the magic around.
Next door to Momo in Mayfair (and referred to as its "playful cousin") Mo Diner takes the American diner concept on a spin through the Med - both with the look and the twist to all the food.
The Connaught in Mayfair has managed to launch a third restaurant in the hotel, resurrecting the classic Connaught Grill, adding a Jean-Georges touch. We went down for an early look.
Rumours hit last week of a potential closure of Nobu Berkeley Street - and this week they've been confirmed. The restaurant is to close soon, to be replaced by a new high-end Italian restaurant Il Borro.
It's had more footballers and A-listers dining it than almost any other restaurant in town, but that hasn't prevented Nobu from taking the decision to close their Mayfair restaurant.
According to a story in Property Week, the Nobu Group have decided to surrender the lease on
4/2/20- Updated with exclusive opening news.
It closed after a fire, but one of London's most popular restaurants is back. They've taken time to renovate the restaurant while it's been closed, too. Upstairs sees "decorative wall hangings, a vast collection of photography and subtle taxidermy" alongside lots of features from the original design. There's
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