A spate of tasty new restaurant openings is sweeping through the capital this summer.

 

First up is Akira, a contemporary Japanese eatery serving seasonal ingredients cooked over roaring robata flames alongside a wide selection of sashimi. Watch the chefs at work in an open kitchen, admire the bespoke ceramics and sip your way through 28 sakes (although, perhaps not all on the same visit).
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For fragrant Indian plates in a stylish setting, head to Kanishka, Atul Kochhar’s new pad in Mayfair. Menus focus on flavours from lesser-explored regions such as the mountainous Seven Sister States in the north-eastern corner of the country.
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Modern British cuisine is the order of the day at Brick Lane’s The Buxton. This Victorian pub has been given the Farrow and Ball treatment and will be serving classics such as beef (butchered on site) with celeriac remoulade and treacle tart in its airy dining room. The roof terrace is just the place to sip a Pimm’s and soak up balmy evenings.

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This is reproduced from the Summer Issue of ‘The Square’ magazine – subscribe below.