New high-end restaurants to book in 2022
Secretly in every way, two Michelin-starred chef Brett Graham’s Notting Hill restaurant closed in June 2020, with the chef saying he couldn’t reopen with social distancing in place. Now the dining room has been gutted and is currently undergoing a complete overhaul (interior and exterior). Expect a very different restaurant with a whole new kitchen team and Graham more in the role of owner than chef and determined, we’re told, to make everything bigger and better – with a third Michelin star presumably part of this ambition. There is no reopening date yet, but it can be said that it will be worth the wait.
127 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AQ; theledbury.co
London’s appetite for Japanese food shows no signs of waning and the offerings are becoming more exclusive than ever.
Restaurants that can seat less than five diners are not unheard of in Tokyo’s ultra-rarefied restaurant scene and while Roji may not be so intimate, this 10-person counter promises to give customers the opportunity to get up close and personal with chefs. Tamas Naszai and Tomoko Hasegawa when it opens in Mayfair at the end of January. The first solo project for the husband-and-wife team will serve a prepaid Â£ 150 menu of hyper-seasonal British produce featured on tableware from artisanal tableware workshops.
56 South Molton Street, London, W1K 5SH; ro-ji.co.uk