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American steaks and wines are on the menu in this new must visit, set just back off The Strand in the Adelphi building.

With an art deco, high end feel, Smith and Wollensky has to be added to your list of must visits if you like yourself a bit of meat.

With 9 restaurants in the States, this is the firs in the UK based in the historic Grade II-listed Adelphi Building.

At new Smith and Wollensky, as well as a very warm Stateside welcome you can expect menu of signature USDA Prime dry-aged steaks alongside Scottish cuts, premium seafood, award-winning wines and classic cocktails.

At the heart of every Smith & Wollensky is the dry-ageing process and London is no different with both a dry-ageing room and a butchery on-site for true field to fork traceability. Selected from the top 2% of beef in the US for its rich and even marbling, the USDA Prime is dry-aged for no less than 28 days to intensify flavour and increase tenderness for the very best steaks in London.

The menu itself is a cut above the rest: USDA Prime steaks range from 21oz NY cut bone-in sirloin to 24oz Cajun marinated bone-in rib steak while British cuts include a 8oz/12oz premium Scottish fillet mignon served au poivre, gorgonzola-crusted or ‘oscar’ – piled-high with crabmeat, asparagus and hollandaise. Butcher’s specials – chalked up on a board, old-school style – vary regularly from T-bone steaks to a Porterhouse while other carnivorous choices include new season lamb chops, roasted rose veal chop and the signature Wollensky’s burger.

The menu also offers an extensive selection of fish and seafood: herb-crusted tuna loin sits alongside ocean- fresh premium shellfish such as Cumbrae oysters, jumbo shrimp, whole Dorset crab to share and lobster. Try a signature shellfish platter to make the most of the coast: platters of varying sizes include the likes of lobster, crab, oysters and clams served over crushed ice. Sides are by no means sidelines, either – the buttermilk onion rings and truffled mac ‘n’ cheese to share are the stuff of legends.

Desserts, meanwhile, include a gigantic chocolate cake that will encourage even those with the strictest willpower to ditch the diet alongside similarly sweet treats such as New York-style cheesecake and fruit tart.

A great time to try S&W is on the weekends with their Bottomless Brunch... With Beef. An American steakhouse twist on brunch including a lobster BLT roll and a sirloin steak with two free-range hen eggs. The bottomless Sunday roast brings a choice of two or three courses with unlimited red and white wine; start with crispy salt and pepper squid followed by USDA Prime roast rib of beef, horseradish cream sauce and a Yorkshire pudding for main. A super Sunday by both British and American standards.

Adelphi Building, 1-11 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT

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bone teaOpen MondayThursday from 5pm until late and serving 30 covers, this pop up will run until the end of October. The bar and restaurant aim to be as sustainable as possible with a small selection of dishes available using the products that eventually are made into the quality broth.

The restaurant is a test lab to explore the reception of broths as a possible grab and go offering in the capital with Bone Tea shops likely to appear later in the year.

Already long established in Asia and more recently well received in New York, broths are popular partly due to the health benefits such as low sodium, being gluten and dairy free and having a stable metabolising effect. Broth Bar Lab uses only GMO free products, Cornish Grass fed Beef and Pork and Chicken sourced from the Cotswolds. The broth is made by cooking the stock at a low temperature and for a prolonged period that releases more nutrients and is the perfect temperature for infusing the aromatic ingredients.

Dishes include Meat Marmalade (£9), Bone Tea Glazed Chicken Wings (£6), Pulled Pork or Beef Bun (£9/ £9.50) and Bone Tea Fruit Scones with Clotted Cream (£6). These dishes form the basis of the broths available: Beef (£4.50), Pork (£4), Chicken (£3.50), Mushroom (£3) and Fruit (£3). These are served with bread and condiments and are available to eat in or take-away. One litre quantities of broth are also available to take-out and enjoy at home.

There will also be an option of two red and white wines as well as 1 rosé, sweet and sparkling  - all natural and supplied by Dynamic Vines in-keeping with the Lab’s ethos of using small, ethical producers. Whiskey and Mezcals will also be available – well matched to the hot broth and the food offering.

www.bone-tea.com

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There's a new brunch spot in town, hidden just behind Selfridges and offering cocktails and great midday dishes aplenty.

New York City’s famed restaurant and late-night spot Hotel Chantelle, has come to London this summer. Newly open this July, the London outpost boasts a spectacular central location on 23 Orchard Street (just off Oxford Street and adjacent to Selfridges) and is sure to bring fresh buzz to West London with its creative menu that marries upscale American dining with fun French fare in a relaxed and social setting.

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The original restaurant, located in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has garnered a loyal clientele of celebrity fans, including Katy Perry, Selena Gomez, Channing Tatum, Sophia Bush and Liam Hemsworth, among many more, with the draw of being not just a restaurant but a destination for sophisticated late nights too. Executive Chef Seth Levine, who has opened and curated some of New York’s most celebrated restaurants, is excited to elevate the brand here in London as he brings an exciting and unique menu that’s shaped with new American and fun French fare. Weaving together molecular gastronomy, comfort food and haute cuisine, Levine has drawn on his whimsical imagination and belief that fine dining should be fun, as inspirations for the new menu at Hotel Chantelle London.

With signature dinner items such as Waffle-Crusted Fried Chicken With Maple Syrup Cotton Candy and a Tuna Tartare Cigar served in a vintage glass ashtray, and brunch entrees like Frosted Flake-Encrusted Stuffed French Toast - guests can expect inventive presentations, unique food pairings and an innovative take on New York classics that will keep their experiences new and surprising time and time again.

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Named after a World War II safe house and inspired by the design of the rooftop dining space in New York, Hotel Chantelle London will reflect a similar atmosphere, transporting guests from the bustling London streets, via Manhattan, to a Parisian garden oasis. Frosty white glass tiles make up the ceiling of the 2,500 square foot dining area, resembling a naturally sky lit setting much like the retractable roof at its flagship location. Park benches, lamppost lighting and draping floral greeneries encompass the restaurant, giving it a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe perfect for enjoying on any occasion.

In addition to this, acclaimed New York street artist Bradley Theodore will be creating several exclusive murals to appear throughout the late night hot spot. Often referred to as Jean Michel Basquiat meets Banksy, Bradley is best known for his skeletal doppelgangers of leading figures in the fashion industry (such as Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel). Bradley has previously created pieces for Hotel Chantelle New York and will be adding a flash of style and colour with his Dia de Muertos-inspired installations in London. Enticing you into the restaurant., Hotel Chantelle have also commissioned New York artist Rachid Kallamni to adorn the staircase which takes you up to the entrance, with his signature, striking monochrome maze designs (a style he calls ‘mazism’) – completing the overall design and artistic feel to the restaurant’s décor.

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Check out some of the amazing dishes ready to fill your tummies -

Thyme Pomelo Brûlée 

Half grapefruit, fresh thyme, raw cane sugar

Baby Leaf Caesar

Baby kale, gem greens. smoke caesar dressing, white anchovies, garlic parmesan cone, brioche croutons

French Toast

Stuffed brioche with maple infused mascarpone and ricotta, crusted in frosted flakes and pecans, served with maple syrup

Baked Alaska Waffle

Belgium waffle, vanilla ice cream, sautéed pineapple, blurred meringue, cinnamon rum syrup

Lobster Benedict

Poached eggs served on tasted english muffin, topped with chunk of lobster, hollandaise sauce

American Cheeseburger

Prime burger blend, brioche bun, served with pommes frites

chi-chicagos-first-shake-shack-opens-20141104A tale of two Shacks…Shake Shack® is thrilled to announce it will open two new Shacks late 2015/early 2016: a third London Shack on New Oxford Street, among several exciting redevelopment projects, and the first-ever Cardiff Shack in St. David’s Shopping Centre, one of Europe’s premiere shopping and leisure destinations.

Born in New York City, Shake Shack is a critically acclaimed, modern day “roadside” burger stand known for its 100% all-natural Angus beef burgers, griddled-crisp flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard, crinkle cut fries, beer and wine, and more. A fun and lively community gathering place with widespread appeal, Shake Shack has earned a cult-like following around the world. 

The New Oxford Street Shack is set to build on the success of its London predecessors, Covent Garden (2013) and Westfield Stratford City (2015), while deepening relationships with local purveyors and fans within the London community. The St. David’s Shopping Centre Shack, located in one of UK’s largest, multi-cultural cities, will be the first-ever UK Shack outside of London. 

“London has been so welcoming to us, and we’ve been humbled by the passionate response from fans across the UK,” said Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO. “We’re incredibly excited to bring our third London Shack to New Oxford Street and our first Cardiff Shack to St. David’s Shopping Centre. Our teams continue to seek out and deepen ties with talented local producers and more guests, as we extend our roots in the UK.”

New Oxford Street—one of London’s busiest retail and business districts—is well positioned to undergo some of London’s most exciting community growth and development. Shake Shack will be located on the ground floor of 80 New Oxford Street, a short walk from the Tottenham Court Road underground station (which will feature Crossrail access by 2018) and just minutes from the surrounding neighbourhoods of Soho, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden and Holburn. 

Cardiff is one of the UK’s most dynamic cities and home to a rapid-growing culinary scene. Shake Shack will be located on the first floor of St. David’s Shopping Centre—the leading community destination for shopping and leisure—minutes from the Millennium Stadium and centrally located between Cardiff Central and Cardiff Queen Street rail stations.

In line with Shake Shack’s mission to Stand For Something Good®, both New Oxford Street and St. David’s Shopping Centre Shacks will encompass forward-thinking architecture that fans around the world have grown to love. The unique interior design will feature recyclable and sustainable materials including table tops made from reclaimed bowling alleys handcrafted in Brooklyn and wooden walls harvested from Wyoming snow fence. Like all Shacks, this location will feature energy-efficient kitchen equipment and lighting.

“This is an extremely exciting time for us at Shake Shack, particularly as we deepen our connection to the UK,” said Nigel Sherwood, Business Director of Shake Shack UK. “This winter we’re bringing two incredible new Shacks to two very different, but very fitting spots in the UK.  We plan to ensure that not only is each Shack engrained in its community but also becomes a true gathering spot. As we grow, we will continue to look for outstanding opportunities in major cities.”

Originally founded by Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group ("USHG"), which owns and operates some of New York City’s most celebrated restaurants: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Modern at the Museum of Modern Art, Maialino, North End Grill, Blue Smoke, and Marta—Shake Shack’s fine-dining heritage and commitment to sourcing premium, sustainable ingredients have helped to pioneer the creation of a new “fine casual” category in restaurants. Fine casual couples the ease, value and convenience of fast casual concepts with the high standards of excellence in thoughtful ingredient sourcing, preparation, hospitality and quality grounded in fine dining.

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Electric-CarouselThe Electric Carousel, created by the team behind Soho’s most storied and successful venue Madame Jojo’s,  is bringing the excitement, glamour and good times of Old Soho back, shocking the faltering heart of London’s West End back to life!
THE ELECTRIC CAROUSEL is heir to the legendary Pigalle Supper Club at 215-217 Piccadilly and was devised by the creative team behind Madame Jojo’s. It’s a place which stands for a real London night out with foot-stomping live music fit to bring any other house down, delicious evenings of Cabaret seguing perfectly into club nights of sweet soul music, exclusive album launches from ACE Records, Acid Jazz and exclusive concert after-parties.
This joyous blend of entertainment with live music leading, supported by amazing club nights, album launches, after-parties and cabaret will define THE ELECTRIC CAROUSEL’s drive to keep the soul of Soho alive with fun and frolics.
215-217 Piccadilly
London
020 7734 3040