7 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Angelica Malin
Looking for some dining inspiration? Discover 7 things you need to eat in London this week, from new restaurants to delicious afternoon teas:
What: Amazónico, a luxe rainforest-themed restaurant in Madrid, is coming to London on the 9th November 2019.
The Lowdown: Through taste, touch and sight, restaurant goers will be taken on a sensory journey along the flow of the Amazon river. En route, guests will enjoy an exploration of different Latin American cuisines which take inspiration from the cultural diversity and gastronomic heritage of the Amazon region, together with live music and lush natural décor from renowned artist Lázaro Rosa-Violan.
Where: 10 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR
What: Looking for a new afternoon tea? Try the brand New City of London Afternoon Tea at Vintry & Mercer.
The Lowdown: This tea pays tribute to the history of the capital and the merchant guilds that were established in the area surrounding the hotel. Guests can enjoy a variety of delicious pastries designed to transport guests through London’s rich history. The menu includes the ‘Mercer’, a salted caramel mousse with passionfruit jelly and chocolate feuilletine and the ‘Vintner’, a dark chocolate barrel filled with homemade mulled wine, served alongside a selection of handmade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam.
Price: The afternoon tea will be available in DND, the hotel’s speakeasy-style bar lounge, on Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00pm-5:30pm for £39.50 per person, or £49.50 per person with Champagne or Cocktail flight. To celebrate the launch, guests will receive 25% off until Sunday 29 December.
Where: Do Not Disturb (DND), Vintry & Mercer, 19-20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU
What: Painted Black menu at modern Mexican restaurant Ella Canta, in celebration of Día de Muertos, the annual Mexican holiday, which honours the lives of beloved lost ones.
The Lowdown: Chef Marta Ortiz is paying tribute to this heritage, with black dishes that are striking but convey a beautiful message. The dramatic menu is made up of six stunning courses, curated to take guests on a culinary journey. You’ll be taken through a series of traditional Mexican meat and fish dishes, including Octopus with Black Sesame and Lime, Seabass with Onion Ash powder and Potato Puree. Guests will end their experience on a sweet note, with a refreshing Hibiscus sorbet, with beet and orange candy.
Price: £70 inclusive of a cocktail
Where: Ella Canta, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London W1J 7QY
What: Istanbul’s best burger is taking over Hovarda, the Aegean-inspired restaurant and bar in Soho, every weekday lunch for November.
The Lowdown: Monday to Friday lunchtime, the Rupert Street restaurant will be serving Akali Burger’s signature burgers, in three different sizes. Each burger comes with cheese, pickled onions and Akali Burger’s signature pickle spread, famed for its anti-fermenting properties aiding digestion. Guests can completely customise their burgers with a range of toppings including eggplant remoulade, avocado cream or even truffle oil with sweet smoked paprika. The Akali Burger at Hovarda menu starts at £11 for a 80g burger with fries.
Where: Hovarda, 36 – 40 Rupert St, London W1D 6DW
What: Putting the spotlight on veg, fine-dining Indian Accent in Mayfair is celebrating World Vegan Month this November with a carefully curated seven-course tasting menu.
The Lowdown: Showcasing unique and exciting flavour combinations, Chef Manish Mehrotra’s menu is set to delight all diners, whether vegan, vegetarian, or just a little curious. Taking you on an elevated plant-based culinary journey, enjoy delicious dishes including masala avocado, papdi chaat; beetroot chop, peanut butter, tamarind and coriander chutney; and Tandoori tofu tikka, Calcutta mustard. Sweet but saintly desserts include crispy vermicelli, salted caramel ‘ice cream’; and soy yoghurt shirkhand, pears petha.
Price: £80 per person
Where: Indian Accent, 16 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
What: Classic British favourites alongside innovative choices at brand new pub and dining room, The Hunter’s Moon in Chelsea.
The Lowdown: Having opened in early October, The Hunter’s Moon is Chelsea’s latest local and the only place to be seen in South West London. Open seven days a week, The Hunter’s Moon offers a daily-changing menu of modern European dishes. In the kitchen, Chef Director Oliver Marlowe has created an exciting menu showcasing classic British favourites alongside more innovative choices, using the best seasonal ingredients. Standout dishes include burrata with braised leeks, chilli and anchovy dressing; and braised feather blade of beef with onion puree, kale and triple cooked truffle and parmesan chips.
Where: The Hunter’s Moon, 86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 6HR
What: Cha Cha is the newest opening at Mercato Metropolitano Mayfair – the hottest new luxury indoor market dining destination in London.
The Lowdown: The Opening in the grade I listed Parish Church of St Mark from Thursday 7th November, Cha Cha combines killer cocktails with sumptuous Mediterranean seafood and is finished off with a latino flourish. Expect to find a food menu filled with dishes such as ‘Crispy Tempura Gambas with Green Courgette Salad’ and ‘Baked Rockefeller Oyster with Wasabi and Caviar’ all accompanied by a selection of cocktails featuring the ‘Corazon Spritz’ and the ‘Cha Cha Margarita’.
Where: 13A N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZA