When it comes to good food, London is where it’s at. Though it may come as a surprise to those who recall the pub fare of yore, the British capital has established quite the dining scene in recent years. Can we just say Dinner by Heston Blumenthal? For foodie fanatics traveling to London soon, there’s a bumper crop of new restaurants in London, including 34 (a steakhouse by Caprice Holdings of The Ivy and J Sheekey fame), Novikov Restaurant (by the legendary Russian restaurateur), and The Delaunay, the sister restaurant to The Wolseley. (Read our review of the iconic breakfast spot, the “ornate temple to breakfast in central London.")
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, celebrities in London’s restaurant world, have opened a second café-restaurant located on the Aldwych in Covent Garden. “In the grand European tradition,” The Delaunay serves Viennese coffee and a smart all-day à la carte menu- with loads of treats from The Wolseley (the heavenly Birchermüesli included). David Collins Studio designed the space with “gesso pillars, green leather banquettes and lots of wood, metal, brass and mirrors” for an “elegant 1920s feel” –to quote Daily Candy. Coming soon: a separate deli counter for take-out.