World Traveller May 2019

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Kerridge's Bar and Grill

THE LONDON SCENE

alumni. Those dishes of silky oxtail

ragu pappardelle and tender cuttlefish

tagliatelle wouldn’t look out of place

in a Michelin-starred joint – but

here they’re served in a refreshingly

laid-back setting, in one of Covent

Garden’s best-value restaurants.

OR REVISIT A

CLASSIC…

During the '60s Langan's

Brasserie in Mayfair proved

a magnet for famous

faces, pulling in the likes

of Jagger, Brando and Ali

while remaining resolutely

unpretentious. It no longer

hogs the limelight, but still

deserves star billing.

Neptune

BERENJAK

Go for: Perfect Persian.

“With Berenjak, I wanted to evoke the

style of a rustic hole-in-the-wall eatery

from Tehran,” says its founder Kian

Samyani, “and reinterpret signature

dishes using seasonal British produce.”

It’s a recipe for success: the chargrilled

poussin – a juicy, spicy triumph – is

one of Soho’s hottest dishes right now.

KERRIDGE’S BAR AND GRILL

Go for: Great British bites.

It’s hard to believe that this is Tom

Kerridge’s first London restaurant,

but he actually made his name in the

village of Bray, Berkshire – with the

double Michelin-starred Hand and

Flowers. Building on his reputation

for fine British cuisine, Kerridge’s new

project (at the Corinthia Hotel) gives

old favourites such as fish and chips

and cottage pie the five-star makeover

they deserve.

NEPTUNE

Go for: Oyster ‘happy hour’, 6-7pm.

The elegant, airy dining room of

Kimpton Fitzroy London boasts an

oyster bar, wood-fired grill, and one

of the most exquisite seafood menus

in town. Come for lunch, and you’ll

want to linger on the luxurious leather

banquettes – supping shellfish and

swigging vintage bubbly ’til sundown.

JEAN-GEORGES AT THE

CONNAUGHT

Go for: A fancy breakfast.

The latest addition to Jean-Georges

Vongerichten’s international empire,

this Mayfair restaurant is open for

breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon

tea. Our tip? Book breakfast in the

light-flooded conservatory: the menu

is just as globetrotting as J-G himself,

and includes spicy Indian dosas,

homebaked brioche, and truffle-laced

scrambled eggs.

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