Having built a prestigious reputation in Hong Kong, Duddell’s’ Michelin-starred Cantonese cuisine has landed in London. Housed within a Grade II-listed church, the interiors alone are worth the visit, featuring a rotating display of modern art. The food is equally grand, ranging from a ‘dim sum symphony’ of handcrafted delicacies such as gold sh-shaped prawn dumplings, jade-leaf king crab dumplings and truffle-roasted black cod with nameko mushroom.
Already a hit in NewYork and New Delhi, Manish Mehrotra’s Indian Accent has come to the capital with its contemporary Indian cuisine. Expect innovative twists on traditional dishes, such as soy keema (inspired by the popular lamb dish), garnished with a quail’s egg and accompanied by balls of soft pao. Don’t miss the puchkas – hollow shells that can be filled with fruity liquids to release an explosion of flavour.
MORTIMER HOUSE KITCHEN
Access to Mortimer House’s stunning Art Deco building is usually reserved for members, but a new health-focused restaurant with an open kitchen provides a chance for the public to enter. The menu has Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences; try grilled octopus with saffron mashed potato, Sicilian red prawn ceviche or chicken with Amalfi lemon and rosemary.
Following the popularity of The 10 Cases, founders Will Palmer and Ian Campbell have launched a new outpost, inspired by their mothers’ maiden names – which happen to be the same. The cosy restaurant serves up a daily changing menu of fresh seafood and an impressive range of wines sourced from across Europe and beyond. Expect bread smeared with seaweed butter, lobster mash and potted-shrimp croquettes coated in panko crumbs.