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Tue 29 August 2017
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The Trend:
Notting Hill Cool
The Carnival celebrations might be over but fear not, there’s plenty to look forward to in W11.

Southam Street arrives next month, in a newly renovated three-storey Victorian pub just down the road from 108 Garage. Luco Longobardi and Chris Denney’s second opening this year even comes with its own Champagne bar. Core by Clare Smyth has fine-dining covered: it’s the triple Michelin-starred chef’s first solo venture, and if you’ve grown tired of small plates, Core is the perfect antidote. The table cloths might be gone, but the tasting menus remain, alongside plenty of amuse-bouches and petits-fours. Unsurprisingly, Core is booked until October, but they are accepting walk-ins, so head over and try your luck. The Basics Store also held a much-loved fleeting pop-up on Ledbury Road over summer, and Bompas & Parr could be found (further afield in Westfield) with their Future Forest. Finally, news that Vietnamese specialists Salvation in Noodles will open MAM on All Saints Road in September means that even street food is covered out west now.

Whether it’s lifestyle pop-ups, fine dining or pho – it looks like everyone wants a slice of Notting Hill.

Photo: © Angelique GRIP
It seems Tony Conigliaro is on a roll. After opening Bar Termini Centrale in May, he’s crossed the channel to Cognac, France, and opened his new cocktail bar Luciole on the banks of the river Charente. No prizes for guessing there’s a formidable Cognac selection, with most of the signature tipples focusing on the spirit – pair one with some charcuterie and an olive and anchovy tartlet.
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Book Now:
As if Mr. Lyan wasn’t content with Dandelyan winning world’s best bar, he’s now partnered with zero waste restaurant Silo, LVMH and former Noma food scientist Dr. Ariella Johnson to create Cub – a drinks-led dining destination. The £45 tasting menu is a lesson in innovation, courses include compost smoked carrots with buffalo curd and whey, Krug champagne with water jelly and spiked herbs and brined tomato, Belvedere vodka and rhubarb.
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Coming Soon:
Bloomberg Arcade
Brigadiers – a new restaurant from JKS (Trishna, Gymkhana, Hoppers) is coming to town, and it’s joined by Ahi Poké, Homeslice, and Koya, all in one spot. It’s called Bloomberg Arcade and, along with The Ned and Temper City, it’s at the heart of the Square Mile’s foodie revolution. The City is getting culinary credentials and we like it.
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The Weekend:
Our Guide
A good dance, a gallery day and a Sunday feast? We’ve got your weekend covered. Kick things off with a rare appearance from Soul DJ New York Night Train on Friday, a day browsing the all-female Surrealist line-up at White Cube Bermondsey and Ceviche’s Afro-Peruvian celebration on Sunday.
Don’t Miss:
Jesus Christ Superstar

Photo: © David Jensen
You’ve really got to be in the right mood for a big, banging musical, but if you are – Jesus Christ Superstar is ideal. Spend the last of the balmy summer nights at Regent’s Park Open Air theatre with a glass of wine, and take in the avant-garde, Rick Owens-esque costumes and dramatic production. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic ‘70s production is back with a vengeance and selling out fast. Arrive early too, latecomers won’t be admitted.
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