London has one of the most diverse food scenes in the world and there are always new gastronomic gems to recommend to your guests.
New Mediterranean restaurant concept CAVO is now open at Outernet London on Tottenham Court Road, an immersive entertainment district in the heart of town. With its genesis firmly rooted in Mediterranean living and cuisine, CAVO is a celebration of everything the sea and the earth have to offer.
Start with a selection of appetisers, caviar or platters that comprise a stunning selection of responsibly sourced and sustainable Mediterranean fish and shellfish. The plateaux de fruits de mer celebrates one of the most plentiful oceans on earth – the selection can either be seared with a small amount of smoking, or lightly steamed to magnify the natural flavours of the sea.
Moving on to mains, dishes include pan-fried scallops in Champagne and chilli; zuppa di cozze, a seafood stew of mussels, octopus, red prawns and langoustines, topped with fresella; and black truffle tagliolini with 36-month aged parmesan. Or opt for the authentic Mediterranean barbecue experience and have your preferred cuts expertly grilled on Spanish coals.
Recently opened on Great Portland Street, The Ghurkas is a modern-Nepalese restaurant promising a culinary adventure across Nepal. Dishes are modern interpretations of recipes inspired by the heritage of the Himalayas.
Named after Nepal soldiers who have fought for Britain since 1815, the restaurant serves fresh vibrant plates that blend authentic flavours and spices with impeccably sourced British produce. Expect an elevated and unique approach to traditional Nepalese cuisine, rarely seen in the capital, and one sure to delight your guests.
A modern trattoria has arrived in the City with the opening of Larch, a brand-new restaurant, bar and café from the team at Sky Garden.
With a desirable location and expansive al fresco terrace at 1 Sky Garden Walk, Larch is perfect for either a quick lunch while touring London's attractions, or evening drinks or dinner with friends.
The menu champions authentic dishes of cicchetti, antipasti, pasta and pizza, alongside main plates and classic desserts. The Burrata Bar offers the cheese three ways – Sicilian aubergine ragu with green olives; peas, broad bean, mint and preserved lemons; and Datterini tomatoes with basil and olive oil.
When it comes to mains, three plates of pasta – ragú Bolognese, Pomodoro, brocolli e salsicia – sit alongside a risotto. Pull up a stool at the bar for a chilled glass of wine or aperitivo, or head outside to the spacious terrace to enjoy the full menu alongside seasonal specials such as seafood spaghetti and a wide range of rosé wines and new spritzes.