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The big launches for 2011


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Dinner by Heston Blumenthal (January 2011): Much-hyped restaurant at Knightsbridge’s Mandarin Oriental hotel from the three-starred Fat Duck chef (pictured left). Booking lines now open.

Opera Tavern (January 2011): Third site from the team behind tapas favourites Salt Yard and Dehesa.

Verru (January 2011): Tapping into the popularity of Nordic cooking, expect this Marylebone newcomer in mid January.

Amaranto (January 2011): Fashionable, all-inclusive venue set to launch at the Four Seasons on Park Lane.

QV Bar (January 2011): New bar from the Hart Brothers next to Quo Vadis.

St John Hotel (January/February 2011): Fergus Henderson’s celebrated nose-to-tail cooking comes to Leicester Square. Booking lines should open in late January.

Spice Market (February 2011): New York superstar Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning a comeback with the launch of this south-east Asian restaruant in the new W Hotel.

Jason Atherton - Maze Jason_Atherton_b_w_opt.jpgPollen St (February 2011): Look forward to a menu of seasonal northern Italian dishes when this Mayfair site launches, courtesy of the team behind Mayfair’s Maddox Club.

Pollen Street Social (March 2011): Anticipation surrounds the first solo venture from Jason Atherton, which is due to be more informal than former restaurant Maze, but with the same high-end cooking. 

Massimo (April 2011): Lauded in his native Italy as ‘the guru of the seafood kitchen’, Massimo Riccioli is set to bring his highly specialist culinary craft to new Corinthia Hotel.

The Gilbert Scott (Spring 2011): Marcus Wareing is to branch out from his two-star Berkeley site with this British brasserie at the new St Pancras Renaissance hotel.

Cut (Spring 2011): International restaurateur Wolfgang Puck is set to bring his popular US steak restaurant to new Dorchester hotel 45 Park Lane.

Bread Street Kitchen (Spring 2011): Expect international all-day dining at this large restaurant at One New Change, courtesy of Gordon Ramsay Holdings.

Capability Syon Park (Spring 2011): Forthcoming restaurant at London Syon Park hotel, near Kew Gardens.

Russell_Norman.jpgQuince (Spring 2011): Silvena Rowe’s May Fair Hotel restaurant promises to mix east-Mediterranean influences with British cuisine and ingredients.

34 (Summer 2011): Planned Grovesnor Square steakhouse from Caprice Holdings.

Spuntino (Summer 2011): If rumours are true, the brains behind Polpo, Russell Norman (pictured right), has finally secured a site in Covent Garden for Spuntino, his planned US-Italian restaurant. If all goes to plan, it should arrive sometime in the middle of next year.

Wolseley Aldwych (Late 2011): Although a name for the forthcoming European-style brasserie has yet to be decided, expect Jeremy King and Chris Corbin's new Aldwych site to pull in the crowds when it launches in the second half of 2011.

Jose Pizarro (Late 2011): Rumours suggest the former Brindisa mastermind will be launching a tapas restaurant and wine bar in Butler’s Wharf next year.

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