Here’s a reason to visit London early next year: A brand new restaurant and bar concept is slated to open on Park Lane in January. We hear that Lanes of London will combine old-fashioned British heritage with contemporary London’s diverse cultural identity.
Which brings us to the name: The food at the restaurant is influenced by the many different “lanes” of London, with Indian cuisine representing Brick Lane, Vietnamese influences of Kingsland Road, Lebanese flavors from Edgware Road and British classics from Portobello Road. All ingredients are, of course, locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable. (Tip: Small plates, meant to be shared, cover the global food scene and let guests guests tailor their experience.)
The kitchen at Lanes of London will be manned by Executive Head Chef, Anshu Anghotra, alumnus of Raymond Blanc’s Industry Cooking School at Michelin-Starred Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Zodiac at Hanbury Manor and trained under Mark Gautier. Signature dishes will include Indian Butter Chicken, Lebanese Kafta Meshwi, Vietnamese Bun Thit Nuong and British desserts such as Poor Knights of Windsor.
The bar, meanwhile, will serve a collection of finger-friendly snacks, starters and light entrées that are perfect with a ‘Stiff Upper Lip’ or a ‘Cambridge Claret Cup’ cocktail. Imbibers can also try local ales from Meantime Brewery and spirits from the local Sipsmith distillery. The bar will be managed by Francesco Turrini, who has also worked at Mark’s Bar at Hix, Milk & Honey and, most recently, The Luggage Room.
Good for families and small groups: Lanes of London also has a private dining room for intimate private parties.
For more information, or reservations, visit www.lanesoflondon.com.