Whether you’re looking for an extra special restaurant for your bridesmaid proposals, or you’re planning a classy hen do for a food-loving bride and her close friends and family – these are the best places to eat and drink in London right now…
The Best Restaurants in London Right now
Located in the ME London Hotel, Covent Garden, STK London offers guests a fresh, modern alternative to the conventional dining experience.
The seasonal, innovative menu, along with the sophisticated, stylish décor and decidedly lively and sultry atmosphere lets guests know that this is definitely a steakhouse cut above the rest.
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse.
STK distinguishes itself as the “in place” for hen parties by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe.
STK London also offers a number of private and semi-private dining spaces for hen parties and all of these rooms can be customised and decorated to match the hen’s theme.
The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese and the highest quality steak.
Must-have on the menu? The Truffle Mac & Cheese
For more information or to book, visit: www.stkhouse.com.
100 Wardour St
If you’re on the lookout for a night on the town with the girls, or somewhere lively for a pre-wedding meal, you can’t go far wrong with a night in Soho. A hub of restaurants, clubs and bars, ranging from extravagant private members’ clubs to speakeasies, pop-up eateries to fine-dine. And nestled in the heart of Soho is 100 Wardour St.
Launching in 2016 as 100 Wardour St, the restaurant & club is set over two levels. On the ground floor there’s a relaxed feel in the bar & lounge, which offers up everything from morning coffee to lunch, lite bites and after-work cocktails.
Downstairs, however, is where the real fun happens. In the restaurant & club, delicious and indulgent food is served until 2am, complemented by an extensive wine list and creative cocktail menu.
Harking back to the restaurant’s past as iconic music venue the Marquee Club (which once hosted the likes of David Bowie and The Rolling Stones), in its current incarnation, it boasts DJs and live music five nights a week.
Whether you’re booking in for a bottomless brunch at the weekend, or an evening of dining á la carte, 100 Wardour St is a real taste of Soho.
For more information and to book, head to 100wardourst.com.
Located in the heart of Mayfair, Novikov offers two beautiful restaurants – their Asian restaurant and Italian restaurant. The latter offers a grand cheese wheel – perfect for couples (think lady and the tramp!) but both provide the perfect ambience for a classy hen do.
Novikov Restaurant & Bar combines cool and contemporary interiors with a superlative culinary offering while the separate Lounge Bar is a must-visit destination for celebratory drinks with an extensive cocktail menu, live music and performances by some of the world’s top DJs.
A real feature of the Novikov Asian Restaurant is its open kitchen. Fronted by an amazing display of seafood and vegetables, it evokes the atmosphere of an Asian food market. The atmosphere here is at once welcoming and relaxing, but subtle enough not to distract from the food itself. The menu uses novel flavours and texture combinations, inspired by Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine.
As soon as you enter in Novikov Italian Restaurant you cannot miss the imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, mirrors in solid oak frames and the rustic chandeliers. The indulgent menu offers regional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist.
Novikov also offers private spaces for hen parties – the Italian restaurant has two beautiful semi-private rooms: the Vino Room and Poppy Room. And with its eclectic furnishing and intimate lightning, the Lounge Bar private room works perfectly for canapé parties of up to 50 guests. The music and lighting can be adjusted to suit the occasion.
For more information or to book, visit: www.novikovrestaurant.co.uk.
ZELA restaurant jetted into London in October 2018 with a unique blend of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine, craft cocktails and slick service with Ibizan beats.
ZELA’s London home is in the vibrant West End – a 100-cover restaurant and an absolute hidden gem at the ME London Hotel on The Strand in Covent Garden.
The cuisine is led by acclaimed Michelin starred chef Ricardo Sanz, as gastronomic director, whom together with TATEL culinary team has created the fusion menu of Japanese techniques and flavours applied to Mediterranean products and traditions.
Offering an abundance of fresh fish and seafood from the Mediterranean; ZELA’s own style of raw dishes includes tatakis, tartars, sashimi, sushi, gyozas and tiraditos among others.
Signatures include scallops with Ibizan sobrasada and butterfish nigiri with white truffle. Asian influences can be found in dishes such as Iberico pork gyoza, usuzukuri toro pa amb tomaquet (thinly sliced tuna belly sashimi with grated tomato, olive oil and breadcrumbs) and 48-hour braised Wagyu teriyaki.
ZELA is marking it’s on the city’s culinary and nightlife map, for London’s foodies and the international jet-set alike, with its exotic menus and vibrant atmosphere with a touch of Mediterranean flare.
For more information or to book, visit: www.zelarestaurants.com.
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