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Where To Eat in London This Fall

The British capital is always abuzz with new restaurant and hotel openings, and this season’s slate of trending venues is particularly impressive. From a stylish Indian barbecue to several big-name debuts in the fashionable Mayfair neighborhood, these recent entries to London’s dining scene are on our list of tables to book.

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Brigadiers, the latest from the team behind hot spots Gymkhana and Hoppers, has several dining spaces, all serving dishes inspired by the bars and taverns of India. Taste the flavor in such dishes as tandoori chicken club sandwiches, chili cheese naan, Afghani lamb kebab skewers and more while playing pool or billiards, lounging on the terrace, watching live sports on the telly in the bar or catching up with friends in the dining room. In Fitzrovia, lauded Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s Rovi offers a café atmosphere and lighter fare, including slow-roasted cauliflower with crispy chickpeas, tahini and fermented chili salsa. The two-story Covent Garden restaurant Cora Pearl, the second restaurant from the team behind Kitty Fisher’s, offers snacks such as Montgomery cheese toasties and larger dishes like fish stew.

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Making some of the biggest news this summer is the arrival of Gazelle, an all-day Mayfair restaurant from two El Bulli alumni. Reached by a private elevator, the stylish space, which includes both a restaurant and a cocktail bar, feels like a member’s club and offers a menu of modern European dishes, all of which are meant to be shared. Another big-name Mayfair newcomer is Hide by Ollie Dabbous, comprising a bar, a bakery and a fine-dining restaurant, each occupying a different floor in the three-story building and named appropriately, Below, Ground and Above, respectively.

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This August also welcomed the return of Alphabet, a former Soho favorite that closed five years ago and is now open in Islington. The bar and restaurant serves Mediterranean sharing plates and a curated menu of exquisite cocktails from one of London’s top mixologists.

For the past 75 years, the Lina Stores delicatessen has been a Soho staple for Italian edibles. Now, just a few doors down is a restaurant of the same name, where visitors can indulge in a proper meal. The menu favors handmade pasta, but don’t miss the antipasti, including a delicious slow-roasted pork-belly sandwich.

For a dose of history, visitors to London should enjoy drinks at Brown’s Hotel, once frequented by Winston Churchill, Rudyard Kipling, Agatha Christie and the like. Right next door is the hotel’s speakeasy-style Donovan Bar which was just renovated and has the largest privately owned collection of photographs by Sir Terence Donovan.

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