A new restaurant serving plates influenced by London's multicultural food traditions, and headed up by a Raymond Blanc-trained chef, is set to open in Park Lane in January 2014.
Lanes of London will offer dishes inspired by the diverse "lanes" of the capital, including flavours of the Indian subcontinent from Brick Lane, Vietnamese from Kingsland Road, Lebanese from Edgware Road and British foods from Portobello Road.
The executive head chef will be Anshu Anghotra, who trained at Raymond Blanc's Industry Cooking School at Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons, and under Mark Gautier. His signature dishes will include Indian butter chicken, Lebanese kafta meshwi (lamb kebab), bun thit nuong (grilled meat with noodles) from Vietnam, and historical British desserts such as the poor knights of Windsor (a bread, sugar and sherry pudding).
Small plates mean that diners will be able to sample and share many different flavours in one sitting, while all produce will be as seasonal, sustainable and locally sourced as possible.
There will also be a wide drinks choice, headed up by Francesco Turrini, formerly of Mark's Bar at Hix, Milk & Honey and The Luggage Rooms. Options will include pre- and post-meal cocktails, and real local ales and spirits from London distillery Sipsmith.