This week, The Square reopens with a new chef, Zelman Meats adds to its portfolio and a new taqueria lands in Dalston, featuring sharing bottles of mezcal. Read on for all the details on opening dates and more.
Zelman Meats, St Pauls
When: Opens 21 November with 50% off food until 25 November
What: The second standalone site for Zelman Meats sticks to the blueprint. Offering a laid-back steakhouse vibe, Zelman serves up daily-changing cuts of USDA Black Angus beef. Starters and sides dishes meanwhile focus on seasonal vegetables but we're not sure most diners will notice, as they'll be busy devouring piles of meat.
Where: 30 Old Bailey, EC4M 7AU
Del 74, Dalston
When: Opens 24 November
What: Following on from the original Del 74 in Clapton and spin-off site Cantina Del 74 comes this latest taqueria, which has an extended menu. The kitchen turns out the likes of tamarind and Chile morita chicken wings, and tortas (Mexican-style sandwiches). Alongside these newer items, there are classics including cochinita pibil taco with braised pork leg, and an Acapulco shrimp cocktail. To drink, there are plenty of margaritas, as well as mezcal bottles to share, which are charged using a ‘pay as you pour’ method.
Where: 129 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB
The Square, Mayfair
When: Reopens 24 November 2017
What: Following a refurb and the arrival of another head chef, it’s all change yet again at this long-serving Mayfair thoroughbred. The art-themed dining room’s new look takes its neo-minimalist cue from Mayfair’s galleries (all dark parquet floors and square glass blocks), while the kitchen is now headed up by multi-gonged French chef Clément Leroy. Expect highly ambitious seasonal cooking along the lines of crisp red mullet with aubergine, shiitake mushrooms and Sarawak pepper, alongside The Square’s renowned wine list.
Where: 6-10 Bruton Street, W1J 6PU
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