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Latest openings: the Strathearn at Gleneagles, Myrtle, Island Poké and more

24 May 2019 by
Latest openings: the Strathearn at Gleneagles, Myrtle, Island Poké and more

The Strathearn

Gleneagles hotel in Auchterarder, Perthshire, has relaunched its Strathearn restaurant following a four-month refurbishment.

The restaurant's new look, overseen by owner Ennismore's in-house design studio, is inspired by first-class railway carriages from the 1920s.

A mosaic-floored orangery has been created, offering views of the estate and the Ochil Hills, as well as a new stage for musical performances. Dinner is served from dining trollies, with whisky barrel-smoked salmon carved tableside, or ‘steak Strathearn', Gleneagles' take on steak Diane, flambéed in front of guests.

The new breakfast area, the Scullery, includes a fruit and juice bar; a dairy- and gluten-free area; an ‘avocado station'; game, charcuterie, bread, pastry and cheese displays; and a cocktail and Bloody Mary station. Chefs in an open kitchen make fresh pancakes and eggs to order.

Reopened 1 May

Owner Ennismore

Executive chef Simon Attridge

Restaurant manager Daniel Greenock

Head chef Jason Hardcastle

Typical dishes Hebridean salmon with baby Gem lettuce and courgette fregola; Scottish halibut with asparagus

Website www.gleneagles.com/dine-drink/the-strathearn

the strathearn gleneagles
the strathearn gleneagles


Anna Haugh has opened her first solo restaurant, Myrtle, in London's Chelsea, serving modern European dishes with an Irish influence. Haugh started her career at Dublin's L'Ecrivain, but spent the past 14 years in London working for Phil Howard and Gordon Ramsay.

Covers 40

Typical dishes Beef, boxty cake, Hispi cabbage and parsnip purée; black pudding wrapped in potato served with Cox apple purée

Website www.myrtlerestaurant.com

Myrtle 1
Myrtle 1

Caffè Cinquanta

The Good Food Society has opened Italian café, bar and restaurant Caffè Cinquanta in London's Baker Street. The 1950s-themed site has an Italian team serving pastries and coffee for breakfast, followed by an all-day menu and drinks menu offering Italian spirits.

Covers 83

Design B3

Typical dishes Rigatoni alla carbonara; spaghetti pomodoro con la n'duja; zucchini trombetta

Website www.caffecinquanta.com

Cafe Cinquanta (43 of 86)
Cafe Cinquanta (43 of 86)

George & Dragon

Chef Arnaud Stevens has reopened the George & Dragon in West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, following refurbishment. The 17th-century coaching inn features 10 bedrooms and a restaurant, and the adjoining pub offers Sunday roasts and an à la carte menu.

Owner/head chef Arnaud Stevens

Bedrooms 10

Typical dishes Stone bass with lemon, ginger and sprouting broccoli; chuck and brisket burger

Website www.georgeanddragonhotel.co.uk

George & Dragon
George & Dragon

Hello Darling

Restaurant and bar Hello Darling has opened at London's Waterloo, a partnership between set designer Darling and Edge, arts venue the Vaults and 2013 MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman. The theatrical venue features multiple spaces: guests can sit on kitchen worktops or sip cocktails in a bathtub.

Covers 80

Typical dishes Miso-glazed tuna carpaccio with wasabi, watermelon and radish

Website www.hellodarling.london

hello darling
hello darling

Island Poké

Covers 12

Founder James Porter

Website www.islandpoke.co.uk

Island Poke Huli Huli Chicken
Island Poke Huli Huli Chicken

River Walk Market

River Walk Market, a new weekly independent market at the foot of Battersea Power Station in London, has launched. The market hosts independent food and drink producers, artists, designers, street food and live musicians every Saturday. The market's line-up includes Bayou, serving dishes from the deep south and New Orleans po' boy sandwiches, and Tongue n' Cheek, offering Italian-inspired sustainable burgers.

Website www.batterseapowerstation.co.uk

river walk market battersea
river walk market battersea

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