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December 2015 Archive

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RESTAURANT NEWS

Openings

Tom Sellers, the man behind Restaurant Story, has announced Kensington will be the site for his upcoming second restaurant. Restaurant Ours will seat 120 and have a bar and upper mezzanine, and head chef Daniel Phippard will be commandeering the kitchen, with the menus promising classic and contemporary European influences. The restaurant is due to open in February 2016. Restaurant Ours, 264 Brompton Rd., London SW3 2AS, no phone.
 
One Aldwych is partnering with Spanish restaurant Azurmendi to launch an informal dining venue in the hotel. Eneko at One Aldwych will open in summer 2016 showcasing chef Eneko Atxa's interpretation of rustic Basque cuisine in a relaxed environment. Eneko at One Aldwych, One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ, 020-7300 1000.
 
The Ivy Group have already launched The Ivy Chelsea Garden and The Ivy Café in Marylebone this year. Now, The Ivy Kensington Brasserie made its debut across the road from the tube station. In a similar vein to the sister venues, Modern British cooking, weekend brunches and interesting cocktails are the order of the day. The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, 96 Kensington High St., London W8 4SG, 020-3301 0500.
 

News Bytes

Weekend Brunch Launched at The Dairy by The Delicatessen
The team behind still-green The Delicatessen in Clapham have launched weekend brunches to be enjoyed in sister restaurant situated next door, The Dairy. Head chef Janine Edwards has devised a tempting menu including spiced butter beans with chorizo, egg, hollandaise and breadcrumbs; smoked potato and onion tortilla with smashed avocado; and poached quince with hazelnut granola and yogurt. Brunch runs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am, last orders at 12.45pm. The Delicatessen, 16 The Pavement, London SW4 OHY, No phone.
 
Mo√ęt & Chandon Champagne Photo Booth at Selfridges
On the lower ground floor of this much-loved London department store, you’ll find a Moët & Chandon Champagne photo booth to help break up the festive shopping duties. Snaps taken in it can be used to create personalized labels for mini Moët Champagne bottles. Or you can upload an existing picture from your phone. Cost is £16.99 for Moët Impérial and £19.99 for Moët Rosé Impérial for the personalized mini bottles. This is available through December 31, 2015. Selfridges, 400 Oxford St., 0800-123 400.
 
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