Londons Hottest New Hotel Restaurants

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught.
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught. Photo courtesy of the Connaught/Damian Russell.

Andaman by Dieter Müller

At the St. James’s Hotel and Club’s new restaurant, German chef Dieter Müller is inspired by Marco Polo’s spice route, preparing dishes like roast pigeon over anise polenta. Upstairs, the guest rooms have been upgraded with handmade silk wallpaper and Murano glass chandeliers.

Hélène Darroze at the Connaught

One of London’s most venerable hotels recruited Paris chef Hélène Darroze and Paris designer India Mahdavi to give its dining rooms a French makeover. Mahdavi also redid the Coburg Bar: It now has purple wingback chairs, Hepplewhite love seats and a cocktail menu organized by decade, starting from the 18th century.

Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

After nine years as chef at the Berkeley hotel’s Pétrus, Marcus Wareing has taken over from Gordon Ramsay and revamped the menu to include French-accented dishes like roasted veal loin with snail fricassee.

York & Albany

The ubiquitous Gordon Ramsay has transformed an 1820s coach house near Regent’s Park into a boutique inn. Angela Hartnett and Colin Buchan created the menu of refined comfort food like pumpkin risotto; some ingredients are available in the inn’s small shop.

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PUBLISHED January 2009

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