Outdoor dining bookings new launches April alfresco
Mr. Ji’s Taiwanese Takeaway Chicken Soho is reopening this month as a full-service eatery with an expanded menu put together with Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng from TĀ TĀ Eatery. Food offerings are billed as more sophisticated, but still focus on the Taiwan-inspired fried chicken that Mr. Ji is known for. Dishes include The O’Ji – a twist on Mr Ji’s signature fried chicken breast with chilli crumble; and the Lil ‘Chick, a toasted whole poussin with a spicy XO sauce and peanut. Gonçalves and Meng are also trying to replicate the success of their original Katsu-Sando with The Ji Sando, a pineapple bap filled with fried chicken thighs and cucumber salad. Smaller plates contain daikon cakes (steamed daikon and shiitake mushrooms with garlic-soy paste); Prawn toast (toasted brioche box with a velvety prawn sauce and prawns); and T-Ei (tea-marinated soft-boiled egg with smoky mayonnaise and katsuobushi).
72 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UN
OutSide – A new vintage.
Berkshire Hotel The Vineyard will be optimizing its hugely successful marquee next month to create the new luxury outdoor dining concept OutSide – A New Vintage. Chef Tom Scade has created a new seasonal menu that includes lobster with chili and garlic butter. Tomato and basil salad and beef winged ribs to share. The price is either £ 30 for three dishes and a drink (or £ 40 for five dishes), with a surcharge for some dishes. An abridged version of The Vineyards’ impressive wine list is on offer, but access to the full 30,000-strong selection is still available upon request. “We are finally looking forward to welcoming real people again. We plan to start where we had to end abruptly before Christmas and have a great new concept and seasonal offer to share. ”
Stockcross, Newbury RG20 8JU
Brighton and Hove-based Italian group Cin Cin heads north next month as owner David Toscano fulfills a long-held ambition to open up in the big smoke. The Fitzrovia site, where the Bonnie Gull Seafood Shack was most recently located, is expected to open for al fresco dining on a south-facing terrace with 25 seats in late April. Chef Jamie Halsall – whose résumé includes Launceston Place and Roux in Parliament Square – will create a menu largely similar to the one on Cin Cin’s larger Hove website (the Cin Cin couple’s debut in central Brighton features a more condensed menu) . Main courses include Scottish scallop, San Marzano and smoked chilies, fennel, and tapenade butter. Chicken milanese, giardinera salad, wild garlic emulsion; and espresso tart, chocolate and hazelnut crumbs, date ice cream. Toscano says that while handmade noodles will still be an important part of the menu, there will be more emphasis on small plates and secondi-style dishes due to the smaller cuisine and variety of small noodle dishes in central London.
21A Foley Street, London W1W 6DS
The Dorchester roof.
The five-star hotel in London opens its roof for the first time. Open in spring and summer, there is live music and a range of al fresco culinary pop-ups led by Chef Mario Perera, featuring a British summer menu by Tom Booton and modern and informal French cuisine by Jean-Philippe Blondet. Plates like potato bread, lamb fat butter and crispy onions are on the menu. Black pudding on toast with egg yolk; and shrimp scotch egg with curry sauce and lime pickle; Larger dishes include ribeye steak with mushrooms and tarragon. Iberico pork chop and artichokes; and grilled turbot with peas and lemon.
53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA
The red duck.
After the Red Duck was only released for delivery in December, it will finally hit the market for dinner on April 15th. The latest opening of Chi San – a south Londoner who has designed and operated restaurants around the world for over 30 years – The Red Duck offers fresh and distinctive food that focuses on Chinese favorites with a modern approach delivered in their uniquely relaxed and informal style . In sourcing ingredients, a lot of emphasis was placed on sourcing fried beef with ginger and spring onion ingredients made with a 35 day dry aged grass fed British cattle rib eye sourced from HG Walter. and the duck for the crispy aromatic duck, which comes from the family-run Silver Hill Farm in Northern Ireland, where the ducks are bred for the “perfect meat-to-fat-skin ratio”.
1 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QZ
The Stafford Courtyard Fire .
The Stafford’s Culinary Director Ben Tish and Executive Chef Jozef Rogulski welcome a number of London chefs to prepare a joint menu from the outdoor grill area in the American Bar’s Courtyard. To kick off his Courtyard Fire barbecue series, Matt Brown, the group’s chef in Hawksmoor, will serve dishes such as short rib snacks and Ogleshield nuggets with kimchi ketchup on April 24th. local lobster roll; fried Brixham scallops with white port and garlic; and Old Spot Belly Ribs and Vinegar Coleslaw. The menu also features porterhouse steaks and triple-boiled beef chips, as well as sticky toffee pudding and clotted cream. Brown is followed by chefs such as Genevieve Taylor and Elizabeth Haigh from Mei Mei London. More will be announced.
16-18 St. James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ
The garden in Corinth.
For the opening of The Garden at Corinthia on April 12th, chef André Garrett has put together a menu of seafood, raw salads and wood-fired pizza. The terrace is located in a secluded courtyard of the Westminster Hotel and offers a Mediterranean ambience with menu items such as small plates with anchovies, olive oil, orange and mint. and grilled squid with tomato; and share plate of red shrimp crudo with lemon and rosemary; Yellowtail tartare with apple, lemon and coriander; and baked romano peppers with freekeh and ricotta.
Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
Kerridge’s garden grill .
The team behind Kerridges Bar & Grill at The Corinthia will operate an outdoor pop-up restaurant from April 12th to May 16th. The terrace with 46 seats is on the mezzanine (directly above The Garden in Corinth). Chef Nick Beardshaw cooks up seasonal dishes like grilled whole lobster with herb butter. Cornish Day Boot Turbot with Seaweed Tartare Sauce; Sirloin steak; and a debut burger made with Ogleshield cheese and pulled pork. The desserts include Amalfi lemon tart with raspberry coulis. Strawberry and basil snack with white chocolate crémeaux, elderflower jelly and shortbread crumbles. Kerridge’s Garden Grill is open daily from 12pm to 9pm. The last orders for food at 6.30 p.m. and for drinks at 8.45 p.m.
Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD
Outside @ Trinity.
Adam Byatt will take advantage of the relaxed planning rules to open an outdoor dining area next to his Clapham flagship Trinity. Outside @ Trinity has a separate, simpler offering for the Michelin-starred Trinity and is being launched in partnership with Ruinart Champagne. The room will have 35 covers that will be served by a mobile bar and mobile kitchen with grill. “The offer differs fundamentally from Trinity or Upstairs at Trinity. We want people to feel like they are on vacation – hopefully we will have the same great weather in April, May and June as last year, ”says Byatt. “We’re going to have small plates and a couple of tapas dishes alongside four or five things that are cooked on the grill. It will be Mediterranean and very simple. Service will be casual but it’s the same team at Trinity so it will be professional. ”
4 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG
The Berkeley Beach Cabins.
Opening on London’s Wilton Place, the Berkeley Beach Huts at The Berkeley are an alfresco dining experience inspired by British foodie coastlines like Whitstable, Southwold and Padstow. Five rainbow-colored beach huts take center stage. Options are also available for countertops and patios. Menu items include shrimp on sourdough; baked scallops; Grilled langoustine and seafood platters, as well as Berkeley-style fish and chips with sea trout, sea bass or lobster and fries. The theme by the sea continues with the dessert and beverage menu with soft ice cream and vanilla ice cream cones with a selection of flakes and toppings, as well as drinks such as The Diver, Mermaid Shell, Sailor Sour and Pink Pearl.
Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL
Located on the first floor of a former BHS, Albans Well is the newest addition to the Young’s pub group. The 168-seat pub has a large 62-seat outdoor terrace, while upcycled furniture and reclaimed tiles are used inside the pub. A seasonal British menu advocates underutilized and ethically sourced ingredients, with an emphasis on plant-based and gluten-free dishes. The pub will also have a self-service wine wall where customers can choose from a wide range of wines by the glass.
52 St. Peter St., St. Albans AL1 3DY
Gordon Ramsays Street Pizza Battersea / Street Burger West End.
Never resting on his laurels, Gordon Ramsay is planning a double opening in April. His Street Pizza brand opens its fourth location in London. and its young street burger concept is launching its second location. Street pizza, nestled under the railway arches of Grosvenor Bridge in Circus West Village – part of Battersea Power Station’s regeneration project – will hit the market on April 12, offering guests a £ 15 base pizza and a selection of cocktails. Street Burger also takes advantage of its outdoor space and will open later this month on Charing Cross Road. A menu of seven burgers is served there, offering meat, vegetarians and vegans.
4 Arches Lane, Nine Elms, London SW11 8AB
24-28 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT
Tonight, Josephine and escapologist operator Adventure Bar Group are opening an alfresco bar and street food in Birmingham’s former Digbeth Arena on April 12th. Luna Springs was named after the Lunar Society of Birmingham, an 18th-century club of creative and intellectuals who met on every full moon. It offers a brunch without a floor as well as a “moonlight cinema”. The Adventure Bar Group plans to “invest in the best local street food vendors, talent and flavor makers” for the project. At launch, the venue will have a capacity of 400, but that will increase to 2,500 if the coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham B9 4AG