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Hotel & Restaurant News

Embrace the city's latest gems in dining and accommodation as we introduce you and your guests to the newest additions enriching London's landscape.

inside Yasmin 1 Warwick Street
A warm and inviting interior awaits guests at Yasmin. Photo: Simon Brown.
Yasmin at 1 Warwick Opens to the Public

Having opened to 1 Warwick members exclusively a year ago, Yasmin is set to welcome everyone to enjoy panoramic views over Soho, from April 9th.

Situated on the sixth floor of 1 Warwick, Yasmin is an intimate rooftop restaurant and bar with a stunning wrap-around terrace, where guests can enjoy lunch al fresco to late-night dinner and cocktails.

Yasmin’s stylish aesthetic will be the perfect setting for guests to enjoy dishes from Executive Chef Tom Cenci. who has created a relaxed menu inspired by his time living and cooking in Istanbul.

When: Open to the public from Tuesday, April 9th.

Where: 1 Warwick Street, W1B 5LR.


OMA London to Offer a Taste of Greece

As the evenings get lighter and warmer climes are afoot, OMA is ready to bring diners flavours from the sun-drenched shores of the Greek Isles. After more than 18 months of researching, curating and crafting, OMA opens in Borough Market later this month.

Drawing it's name from the Greek word for 'raw', visitors can expect dishes based on the simplicity of Greece with the bold flavours of the levant and further afield.

Expect a crudo bar (serving raw fish), an open-plan, live-fire kitchen and a 450+ bin wine list filled with the minerality and salinity of the sun-washed coastlines. 

Where: 2 - 4 Bedale Street, SE1 9AL. 

When: Opens Tuesday, 16th April 

abc Brand Arrives in the UK at The Emory

Designed by Rémi Tessier and featuring artworks by Damien Hirst, abc kitchens at The Emory brings chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s acclaimed abc brand to the UK for the very first time. 

Vibrant, approachable and contemporary, the restaurant’s glass facade promises views of Hyde Park and Kensington, while the menu brings together delicious elements from a trio of Jean-Georges’ New York locations — abc kitchen, abcV and abc cocina. 

Though the three restaurants showcase different culinary offerings, they share the same philosophy: a passionate commitment to fresh, organic, sustainable, and ethically sourced local produce. 

Where: The Emory, Old Barrack Yard, SW1X 7NP. 

When: Opened yesterday. 

An artist's impression of Lina Stores South Kensington. Photo:
Lina Stores South Kensington

Pastel-painted Lina Stores will be opening its fifth restaurant - in South Kensington - marking its debut in West London.  

Located on the picturesque corner of Exhibition Road and Thurloe Square, Lina Stores Kensington will feature an all-day restaurant with a large outdoor terrace and will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, with fresh pasta, antipasti, secondi and dolci taking centre stage. ⁠ 

When: Friday, 19th April.

Where: 15 Exhibition Road, South Kensington, SW7 2HE. 

UBA Shoreditch Takes Diners on an Asian Journey  

Open to diners this week, UBA embarks on a sensory journey through the vibrant streets of Asia, seamlessly blending East London’s dynamic spirit with the exotic allure of Pan-Asian flavours. Guests can immerse themselves in an experience where plush interiors, innovative cocktails, and Pan-Asian street food creates a playground for the senses. Inspired by the rich heritage of Shoreditch, UBA is a celebration of authentic culture, where every dish and design detail tells a captivating story of craft. 

UBA prides itself on making upscale contemporary Asian dining, using the best possible ingredients, accessible to all. Not just for special occasions, UBA is a go-to for locals looking for a convivial vibe and memorable experience. 

When: Tuesday, 2nd April.

Where: 61-67 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3HU.

picture inside Borough Market
Tóu brings Sando to Borough Market this week.
Tóu Brings Sando to Borough Market

Visitors to Borough Market are in for a culinary treat with the opening of Tóu and the arrival of Japanese-American-inspired Sando (Japanese for sandwich). 

Founders Ana Gonçalves and Zijun Meng previously had a pop-up eatery Tā Tā in Shoreditch House, cruelly curtailed by Covid. Now they’re back, adding their unique dining concept to this historic setting, where visitors will find an incredible range of food from across the globe.

When: Thursday, 4th April.

Where: Upstairs at The Globe Tavern, 8 Bedale Street, SE1 9AL. 

Mimosa Delivers a Rivera Experience

The first international outpost outside of Paris, Mimosa Riveria Cuisine has opened its doors at the heart of the legendary Langham, London.

Combining the best flavours with the essence of the South of France and Italian lifestyle, Mimosa Riviera Cuisine captivates guests with a sense of the nature and pleasure of the Mediterranean.

The restaurant boasts an adjoining blooming garden—an exquisite Riviera experience open to guests throughout the spring and summer seasons. Private dining is available for up to 20 people.

When: Now open.

Where: The Langham, 1c Portland Place, W1B 1JA.


One to Watch - Urchin Japanese Bistro

Entrepreneur Chris D'Sylva is reportedly opening a second restaurant, having secured a Michelin star for Dorian in North Kensington. The operator, who also runs Notting Hill Fish + Meat and Supermarket of Dreams, is to launch Japanese bistro Urchin in Holland Park Avenue. It will combine the bistro atmosphere and menu of Dorian with a Japanese take on the produce the business has become renowned for. 

When: September.

Where: Holland Park Avenue.

Grand Hotel Bellevue. Photo: Billal Taright.
Lignée Hotels Opens First UK Property - in Paddington 

French group Lignée Hotels has opened it’s first UK property – in the heart of buzzing Paddington. Grand Hotel Bellevue is a 60-room boutique hotel featuring interior design by Paris-based architect, Fabrizio Casiraghi. The hotel takes over the five floors of a listed Victorian townhouse facing the peaceful greenery of Norfolk Square.  

When: Now open.

Where: Norfolk Square London W2 1RX.

Major Hotel Planned for Holborn Viaduct

A scheme is on the cards which could see a major new hotel being built on the Holborn Viaduct.  Savills and Cushman & Wakefield have been jointly appointed by affiliates of H.I.G Capital to explore the sale of the freehold of Morley House, a hotel development site with gross development value in excess of £250million. 

The scheme proposes the demolition of the existing building and development of a hotel with 11 floors over ground on the site of 26-30 Holborn Viaduct. This would include a spectacular roof top to be used as a bar, for events and rooms.

Where: 26-30 Holborn Viaduct


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