Claridge's restaurant.
Photo: Courtesy of Claridge's

Discover the Dreamiest New Hotels and Restaurants in London

From Claridge’s latest restaurant designed by Bryan O'Sullivan to dining concepts from Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco

The beginning of fall may signal sweater weather and changing leaves for some, but when it comes to the world of art and design, the season serves as the kickoff to exciting events such as PAD fair and Frieze London. As design lovers and art aficionados travel across the pond for these anticipated happenings, the latest restaurants and hotels are must-visits for some much needed R&R. To help navigate among those busy London streets, Galerie has rounded up a trio of coveted hotels and eateries that blend high-design with delectable dishes.

Claridge's restaurant. Photo: Courtesy of Claridge's

Lamb loin served at Claridge's restaurant. Photo: Courtesy of Claridge's

1. Claridge’s Restaurant

Known as one of the poshest stays in the English capital, Claridge’s design-forward details have made it one of the most coveted hotel reservations in the Mayfair neighborhood. Now, a new restaurant crafted by acclaimed designer Bryan O’Sullivan brings sophisticated flair to classic dishes such as loin of lamb, grilled turbot, and locally-sourced lobster. For the interior, O’Sullivan channeled the hotel’s Art Deco history through Calcutta Viola marble and antique brass details which is complemented by mosaic flooring. Plush banquettes underneath Josef Hoffman–inspired pendant lamps and artworks by the likes of Sean Scully, Guggi, Richard Gorman, and Brian Clarke give the space a glamorous feel.

Chef Coalin Finn has crafted menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that pay tribute to diners’ favorite dishes—but with an elevated twist. While sipping on a glass from the restaurant’s extensive wine list, start the meal off with one of the two caviar selections (or both) while sharing the pumpkin agnolotti with shaved black truffle, sage, and smoked delica. For those who aren’t favoring the substantial selections of seafood and protein-packed main courses, an individual vegetarian menu is also available.

Lobby of The Peninsula London. Photo: Murphy O'Brien

2. The Peninsula London

Located in the fashionable neighborhood of Belgravia, The Peninsula London has officially opened its doors. Built around an expansive off-street courtyard thoughtfully refreshed by landscape designer Enzo Enea, the building’s existing structure has been enhanced by firm Hopkins Architects through a sleek design that emphasizes natural light, while the legendary Peter Marino helped craft the property’s 131 luxe guest rooms and 59 suites, which feature bespoke furnishings, textiles, and original artworks to mirror a chic personal residence.

In addition to the hotel’s overall chic design and substantial accommodations, the Peninsula boasts two separate dining options featuring menus that put a twist on classic British cuisine. On the eighth floor, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant, Brooklands, led by Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi, offers panoramic views alongside contemporary British cuisine and aviation-inspired spaces designed by Archer Humphreys Architects. On the ground floor, Hong Kong–based interior designer Henry Leung of CAP Atelier spearheaded the design of Canton Blue, where chef Dicky To conceived a Chinese menu inspired by the spice-trade union of Asian and British cultures.

Mauro's Table at Raffles London. Photo: Courtesy Mauro's Table

Dishes served at Mauro's Table. Photo: Matteo Carassale

3. Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO

One of the most anticipated hotel openings across the globe this year, Raffles London is housed in a building formerly known as the Old World Office, where Winston Churchill once worked. With an esteemed history, it’s only expected that the property would include eateries worthy of its established reputation—and three Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco is spearheading the charge with a trio of restaurant concepts. The dining destination—Saison, Mauro’s Table, and his signature Mauro Colagreco at Raffles London at The OWO—each provide guests with different culinary experiences without sacrificing quality.

Located in one of the building’s rounded pavilions, the intimate Mauro’s Table is a 20-seat space helmed by chef Leonel Aguirre, offering dishes with a sustainable approach inspired by the royal family’s Knotted Garden. In addition to enjoying a delectable tasting menu, where striking plants and florals are incorporated into every dish, the restaurant’s provides patrons with a sensory and immersive eating experience dedicated to biodiversity and a nod to royal family-favorite scents including thyme, lavender, mint, and lemon balm.

Cover: Claridge's restaurant.
Photo: Courtesy of Claridge's


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