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
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
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.
Typical dishes Beef, boxty cake, Hispi cabbage and parsnip purée; black pudding wrapped in potato served with Cox apple purée
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.
Typical dishes Rigatoni alla carbonara; spaghetti pomodoro con la n’duja; zucchini trombetta
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
Typical dishes Stone bass with lemon, ginger and sprouting broccoli; chuck and brisket burger
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.
Typical dishes Miso-glazed tuna carpaccio with wasabi, watermelon and radish
Hawaiian bowl concept Island Poké has launched a site at London’s Victoria – its seventh – offering poke bowls, ahi tuna shoyu and salmon in yuzu dressing. The group plans to open its biggest site to date in Waterloo later this year. The London-based group was founded in 2015 by James Porter, who was inspired by his family holidays in Hawaii.
Founder James Porter
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.