Where To Dine: September

From delicious bottomless brunches to elegant new openings, here’s the latest (and tastiest) ways to dig in this September. 

Try Sunday brunch at Nobu Shoreditch 

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Nobu Shoreditch, the latest addition to the world-renowned Japanese restaurant empire and hotel group, has launched its first ever Sunday brunch menu.

Enjoy a selection of specially created dishes, including a selection of Nobu’s most iconic plates from the bespoke Brunch Bar. Brunch begins with a classic dish of Edamame alongside Parmesan Truffle Rice Toban, and throughout, guests are invited to take advantage of the exclusive Brunch Bar, offering a variety of classic Nobu dishes, including the restaurant’s signature sushi and sashimi. Highlights includeYellowtail Jalapeño, Tenderloin Tatami, Chicken Karage to name just a few.

Price: Starting from £45.
When: Served every Sunday from 11am to 3pm, guests at London’s newest Nobu can expect
Where: 10-50 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH

2 Celebrate Golden Week with Hakkasan 

To mark Golden Week, Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair in London will launch a limited edition menu, featuring brand new dishes bringing together their collective and diverse influences to create a one-off dining experience at Hakkasan.

Combining Chef Tong’s incomparable style with Dabiz’s inimitable approach to fine dining, with high-octane dishes taking inspiration from cuisines around the world, the new menu will be unlike anything seen in Hakkasan before. Muñoz, whose reputation is as the ‘enfant terrible of Spanish gastronomy’, has been working with Hakkasan’s award-winning bar team and chefs to bring his unique style to the whole menu.

The new menu fuses the two culinary masters’ Cantonese and Spanish influences. The Tortilla dim sum with truffle and quail egg is a Spanish twist on a Cantonese classic dish, using one of Spain’s most famous and beloved dishes in a unique Hakkasan style. Traditional Peking duck, with crunchy skin and juicy meat, is served with a beetroot pancake, lychee and rose.

Hakkasan and StreetXO’s talented pastry teams have worked together to create the Naranja Cheng dessert, meaning ‘orange’ in both Spanish and Chinese. Pedro Ximenez sherry, using Spanish grapes, brings sweetness to the dessert, with citrus and mandarin.

When: 25th September to 22nd October at Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair in London.
Price: The limited edition menu is available to pre-book only. £88 per person, for a minimum of two people.
Bookings: To pre-book the Golden Week menu, please contact Hakkasan reservations team directly via phoning  +44 (0) 20 7927 7000 or emailing reservation@hakkasan.com as this menu cannot be booked online.

3 Indulge with tastes of Normandy at The Galvin at Windows
Located on the 28th Floor of London Hilton on Park Lane, the restaurant’s head chef, Joo Won, has created a Normandy menu that draws on the flavours of this gastronomic region, home to some of France’s best-known foods.

The restaurant’s general manager Fred Sirieix (of Channel 4’s First Dates fame) hails from France and will also be on hand to give his expert opinion on matching wines.

The Galvin at Windows Bar is also delighted to announce the launch of their new cocktail menu.  Head barman Tiago has created a new cocktail menu inspired by his travels from around the world and highlights new and interesting products from these far-away lands. Named the Galvin at Windows Cocktail Passport, guests can expect to see cocktails inspired by Portugal, Greece, Cuba, Uruguay and Singapore to name a few. See the full cocktail list here.

Price: The three course menu will be priced at £37
When: Available throughout September
Where: 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE

4 Pay a visit to Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire’s new restaurant and bar, Wild Carrot


Following an extensive enhancement programme imagined by Martin Brudnizki, Wild Carrot is set to open on 22nd September 2017, and will be overseen by Executive Chef Dirk Gieselmann, alongside newly appointed Restaurant Chef Adam Falgrin.

The menu will feature Chef Dirk’s signature dishes harmoniously sitting alongside Chef Adam’s contemporary take on British classics. All dishes will be crafted with locally sourced ingredients, and seasonal produce from farms and markets, such as the Surrey beef gourmet burger, with seasonal blackberry chutney and caramelised onions in a brioche bun.

Alongside the Restaurant, The Bar at Wild Carrot will feature classic cocktails and artisanal concoctions, blending seasonal ingredients with the intriguing history of the local area, such as The Garden; inspired by the Hotel’s 17th century Walled Garden: Silent Pool gin, crème de violet, lemon and lavender grown on the Estate.

When: 22nd September onwards
Where: Dogmersfield Park, Chalky Ln, Hook RG27 8TD

5 Tuck into a bottomless Matinee Brunch  at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

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Pay a visit to Bunga Bunga Covent Garden for their brand new bottomless brunch; The Matinee Brunch. Available on every Saturday starting from the 16th of September, flirt with danger, as guests come face to face with the most notorious characters Italy has ever seen.

In keeping with Bunga Bunga’s infamous style, guests can expect the most immersive bottomless brunch Londoners have ever seen, as the matinee variety show performs and the renowned house band, The Bunga Boys entertain guests before being invited to take part in Bunga-OKE. The back streets of southern Italy were to be avoided at all costs, but this experience allows a rare insight into the underground world, from the comfort of your chair at Bunga Bunga Covent Garden.

Plus, why not continue the party with Bunga Bunga’s sharing Gruppo Cocktails? With all these authentic Italian gems to indulge in, all that’s left is to enjoy never ending top-ups of prosecco and bellini’s, whilst sitting back to enjoy the show.

Price: £44 per person
Where: 167 Drury Lane London, WC2B 5PG
When: Every Saturday from 16th September onwards

6 Enjoy elegant cuisine at The English Grill


The English Grill, an elegant new brasserie-style restaurant has officially opened its doors at The Rubens at the Palace hotel in central London. Embracing the best of English tradition, design and flavours, the luxurious fine dining restaurant serves an exquisite menu designed around premium seasonal produce.

Ingredients are locally sourced from the highest quality English suppliers, including meats from Aubrey Allen, Royal Warrant holder to Her Majesty The Queen.

In homage to The Rubens’ rich royal history and ties to traditional English society, The English Grill delivers warm and impeccable service from tailcoated waiters, including the theatre of a daily roast, which is expertly carved from a bespoke silver trolley at guests’ tables.

These traditional English roasts, which change daily, include delicacies such as Beef Wellington served with creamed onions and Madeira jus; belly of slow roasted pork with crackling and apple sauce; and salmon en croute, locally sourced from Billingsgate Fish Market and served with creamed spinach and Champagne butter sauce.

Also on a daily rotation are The English Grill’s signature gourmet pies, which offer modern twists on retro classics. The menu also features a selection of vegetarian and seafood dishes, as well as a spectacular 20oz Aubrey Allen Tomahawk Steak dish.

A streamlined lunch menu is offered during the day, whilst the à la carte menu is accompanied by an extensive wine list including a fine selection from Bouchard Finlayson, The Rubens’ sister vineyard in South Africa.

Where: The English Grill at 39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1

7 Feast at Frog by Adam Handling

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Hop to it – Adam Handling Restaurant Group’s flagship restaurant Frog by Adam Handling is now open. Chef and restaurateur Adam Handling has opened the doors to his third restaurant site in the group, Frog by Adam Handling on 1st September. Nestled into London’s Covent Garden on Southampton Street, bookings are now being taken for Adam’s exciting new venture. Read more details here.

Reservations: For bookings and further information, click here.

8 Sample a new Omakase at SUSHISAMBA

SUSHISAMBA London, Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY, tel 020 3640 7330

SUSHISAMBA are launching a delicious new Omakase menu. Ideal for Japanese fans, the new menu (£82 per person) offers a set selection of all the SUSHISAMBA favourites – from green bean tempura to crispy yellowtail taquitos.

Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

9 Brunch at Duck & Waffle Local


Duck & Waffle Local (the new fast casual sister restaurant of Duck & Waffle in Piccadilly) are launching their first ever brunch menu under the direction of Dan Doherty.

The menu will run on weekends and bank holidays from 10am and will include some D&W favourites such as the Duck & Waffle, Colombian eggs and Shakshuka as well as some amazing new dishes such as a decadent Breakfast duck burger (confit duck, duck fat rosti & fried duck egg).

Where:52 Haymarket, St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4RP

10 Experience an authentic taste of Italy at Hush

Hush Presents Truffle Hunting (1)
If you love truffles, you’ll love Hush’s new truffle hunting extravaganza. Hosted in partnership with Amaro Montenegro, one of Italy’s most famous Italian liqueurs,  the restaurant’s famous cobbled courtyard has been transformed into an enchanted Italian forest for a whole two months.

With autumnal foliage decor and fairy light canopies, diners can enjoy an array of truffle specials including truffle scrambled eggs with toasted brioche; truffle cacio e pepe and truffle & porcini mushrooms with parmesan polenta, all served topped with shaved Italian autumn black truffles.

Where to find it: Hush, No.8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, London W1S 1EY

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