It looks like 2020 is set to be a big year on the London culinary scene with a promising line-up of new restaurants from leading chefs in West London.
Aromas will be enticing, menus will be bold, food will innovative and bursting with flavour. We’re excited to share the four restaurants we are most eagerly anticipating opening this year. If you are a self-confessed foodie and don’t want to miss out on London’s next top restaurant, be sure to coordinate booking special offers on London hotels with when one of the new restaurants listed below opens. You might end up being one of the first to dine there!
If you’re already checked into the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel, worry not – we have also compiled some of our long-term favourite restaurants which are close to the hotel and guarantee a happy tummy.
Four new restaurants opening imminently:
West African food is diverse, vibrant and delicious and Akoko promises a contemporary approach to the best flavours of the region. You might recognise chef William JM Chillia from Masterchef: The Professionals. As well as making the finals of the popular television show, Chillia has held positions at Galvin at Windows and The Langham. This year he is turning his hand to launch his debut restaurant. Sneak peaks of the menu have been slated to include the specialities of grilled aged beef soya served with confit tomato and smoked goat consommé. Akoko will open in February 2020.
21 Berners Street, W1T 2LP
2) Muse by Tom Aikens
Great British Chef Tom Aikens scored two Michelin stars when he was just 26 years old, making him the youngest chef to gain such a feat. He opened his first restaurant in 2003 and over his career as a chef has also managed some of London’s top restaurants. January 2020 sees the opening of Muse in a Georgian townhouse in the heart of Belgravia. A deeply personal dining experience, each dish will draw on a memory or a person from Aikens’ own life. Sample his six course tasting menu for £95 or sign up for ten courses for £145.
38 Groom Place, SW1X 7BA
3) Dominique Ansel Treehouse
If you were a guest of the Park Grand Paddington Court Hotel during 2013 you might remember Londoners going crazy for Cronuts, a peculiar but tasty hybrid of croissants and donuts. Pastry chef Dominique Ansel was the pioneer behind this delicious treat that powered hard-working commuters through their day, and now he’s experimenting with a new venture. The Dominique Ansel Treehouse will open late January 2020 in Covent Garden and present a menu that showcases all that you can do with pasta, bread and pies. You’ll be able to choose between sweet and savoury, although if you want a Cronut you’ll need to head to his Belgravia bakery.
Floral Street, exact location TBC
Chef Santiago Lastra is swapping his role as Head Chef at Danish off-shoot Noma Mexico for Kol, a hot new Mexican eatery in West London. The menu will draw on authentically Mexican flavours and dishes but all produce will be sustainably sourced from the UK. You can expect foraged food from forests in the home counties, seafood fresh from the Scottish coast and herbs from carefully selected British farms. Based in Marylebone, Kol will be extremely convenient for those booked into accommodation in Paddington London who have a craving for langoustine tacos or kolrabi cerviche! On site there will also be a mezcal bar, the Mezcaleria.
9 Seymour Street, W1H 5BT
Whilst you’re waiting for the new kids on the block to open, make a reservation at one these leading restaurants which are close to London hotels near Paddington station and whet your appetite!
Stepping into this sensual restaurant will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to old-world Vienna. The menu is everything you could possibly want from a food-fuelled city break in Vienna, and more. Dishes focus on cured fish, schnitzels and sausages. Whatever you order, you will want to save some space for a strudel or their Franz Joseph Kaiserschmarrn (chopped pancake with plum compote). Mull away a long evening in their evocative setting over a glass of European’s finest wine.
50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN
This vegan restaurant offers healthy, strictly seasonal food curated to nourish. Everything on the menu is plant-based and dairy-free, and prepared with no refined sugars, additives and chemicals. Ingredients are sourced from their own farm in Kent or from sustainable suppliers. They open for breakfast, brunch and dinner. Dishes are vegan alternatives to your classics, so you can enjoy a mac ’n’ cheese, ‘beef’ burger or Pad Thai. This the best place to eat if you’re vegan or vegetarian and are based in accommodation in Paddington.
74 Westbourne Grove, W2 5SH
7) London Shell Co.
If you’re having an evening of seafood and shellfish, where better to enjoy it than onboard a floating restaurant in the shape of a river barge! And what’s more, London Shell Co. gives you two options. The Grand Duchess is docked in this waterside neighborhood, whilst The Prince Regent provides dinner with a cruise. The restaurant pride themselves on having the freshest fish in town, and their dishes span cod, seabass, hake and fish-based terrine.
Sheldon Square, W2 6DL
8) The Grand Restaurant
If you want the experience of eating out without leaving your home away from home, make a reservation at your Paddington accommodation restaurant. The Grand Restaurant has a variety of menus available ranging from light plates to kebab platters which will keep you full all day long. You can find all your favourite plates cooked to perfection, such as cheese-loaded nachos, grilled salmon, chunky sirloin steak or falafel wraps. At the dial of a button, you can even enjoy your meal in the privacy of your room.
Park Grand Paddington Court, 27 Devonshire Terrace W2 3DP