Capital delights We pick 2017’s new restaurant stars, rebooted favourites and hot openings coming soon...
ENEKO AT ONE ALDWYCH WC2
This new pad is from Basque guru Eneko Atxa, whose three-Michelin star Azurmendi restaurant in Bilbao, Spain, has been ranked no. 16 in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. The menu reimagines dishes from traditional Basque cooking while the wine bar features an all-Spanish wine list and Basque-inspired dishes. One Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ. 020 7300 0300. www.eneko.london
PHARMACY 2 SE11
Venture to Vauxhall to go back to the future with a reincarnation of Damien Hirst and Mark Hix’s rebooted, era-defining joint. The menu reflects Hix’s unique take on British gastronomy, including classics with a twist. There’s also an upscale kids’ menu. Newport Street, SE11 6AJ. 020 3141 9333. www.pharmacyrestaurant.com
THE BARBARY WC2
You won’t mind queuing for the slice of Levantine heaven in Neal’s Yard. The Barbary’s seasonal menu incorporates fresh flavours, surprising combinations and earthy cooking methods. Try the octopus mashawsha and cumin and chilli-glazed beetroot. 16 Neal’s Yard, WC2H 9DP. www.thebarbary.co.uk. No reservations