The best London restaurant openings of 2017


2017 has been an outstanding year for London restaurant openings, with over 300 having launched since January. Some have been absolutely sensational, others considerably less brilliant. From nose-to-tail cooking to Mexican fine-dining; Michelin-approved international exports to home grown triumphs – we pick ten of the best restaurants to have opened in London this year.

Frog by Adam Handling
An extension of The Frog E1 (one of last year’s best restaurant openings), Frog by Adam Handling is a slightly more formal affair. In the heart of Theatreland, Adam Handling has leapt to the top of his game with the cooking showcased at this new restaurant. An a la carte menu is joined by a five or eight course tasting menu (priced at £65 and £80 per person, respectively) featuring outstanding modern British dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients selected from the group’s West Sussex farm. In addition to wine pairings, the tasting menus are also available with cocktail pairing. From the original restaurant, dishes such as chicken skin butter and those cheese doughnuts have been amplified here – the chicken butter, for instance, features crispy shards of skin and a blob of thick chicken gravy to add even more opulence

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