On & Around the Street

Indulge In A Decadent Tasting Menu On Pavilion Road

Taste the best of Chelsea this month as Pavilion Road, the city’s newest gourmet destination, hosts a tasting tour during the London Restaurant Festival, a celebration of all things epicurean.

The evening will begin with visits to the road’s artisan shops, where you’ll be introduced to Tomasz Kuszneruk, the sommelier in charge of Pavilion Wines, before moving on to sample the wares of Provenance Butchers, London Cheesemongers, Bread Ahead and Natoora through a tasty selection of capanés.

Expect barbecued meat on a Green Egg from Provenance, cheese straws from Bread Ahead, a selection of artisanal cheeses from London Cheesemongers and Delica Pumpkin canapés served with Bergamot gin & tonics at Natoora.

Ashed goat's milk cheese at London Cheesemongers

After that, it’s off to April’s for a four-course dinner from the team behind Bistroteque. We don’t want to spoil the surprise but there’s a beef rump heart served with wild mushrooms and smoked butter that promises to be mind-blowing.

Visit www.londonrestaurantfestival.com to book your place now.

And if you’d rather do your own thing, don’t forget there’s Granger and the just-opened Wulf & Lamb, also on Pavilion Road.

April's Cafe at Boutique 1

Slightly further afield, The Botanist on Sloane Square has reopened after a glamorous refurbishment, ahead of its 10th anniversary next year. There’s a delicious new brasserie-style all-day menu from newly appointed Head Chef, Ameya Bhalekar, previously of 34 Mayfair and The Savoy.

Book a table now for starters including raw bass ceviche served with citrus, pickled onion, jalapeño and sweet potato; or creamy burrata with baby beetroot and ruby chard; and main dishes that embrace British seasons. And the breakfast and brunch menu features delights like shakshuka with pepper and eggs, and coconut chia seed pots – just the thing to start off a day of shopping.

The new bar at The Botanist Sloane Square

And in other restaurant news, Harry’s, the iconic Venetian bar that is credited as the birthplace of the Bellini, will be opening its doors on Basil Street as Harry’s Dolci in December. The new incarnation of Harry’s will be a nod to Harry’s Bar in Mayfair, which is also run by Caprice Holdings, the people behind The Ivy. It will be themed around post-war 1950s and 1960s Italy, with high ceilings, unfussy food and drinks, and open from breakfast to late after dinner.