Latin American favourite, Morena, has launched a new menu to coincide with its indoor opening. Additions for dinner include Chaufa Fried Rice (Peruvian-style fried rice with duck), peanut-crusted tuna with sweetcorn salsa, steak with cassava fries and chimichurri and matcha cheesecake. New lunch options include tacos al pastor (with pulled pork) or a veggie Mexican bowl, while weekend breakfast now includes the classic huevos rancheros (baked eggs).
10-11 Eccleston Yards
Much-loved Italian Santini has launched its own app so you can enjoy “the Santini experience” at home. Try a selection of dishes from the Ebury Street restaurant (which has reopened to diners), from truffled mushroom lasagne, crab linguine (pictured) or the classic Milanese Santini (one of Frank Sinatra’s favourites). Download the app from the Apple or Play store.
29 Ebury Street
Prepare yourself for an experience that promises to be “a little mad” as The Lanesborough launches a new ‘Cruella themed’ afternoon tea. Inspired by Disney’s latest film, Cruella (out May 28), the hotel’s head pastry chef Kevin Miller has created a homage to the villainess with a menu of edible art as traditional patisserie is given a Cruella twist. The red, black and gold theme means guests can expect square-shaped chocolate chip and cranberry scones with vials of strawberry jam, millionaire shortbread on a mini artist’s easel, a gold ‘inside out’ cheesecake and treacle tarts garnished with Cruella’s red lips.
From May 28 until July 31,
priced from £55 per person. To book, visit oetkercollection.com/hotels/the-lanesborough
An innovative Indian restaurant has opened in Belgravia. Pataka – which translates as ‘firework’ in Hindi – features a modern menu with sharing plates such as Keralan Seabass Polichettu, Aged Mango Pickled Paneer Skewer and Hyderbadi Chicken Biryani. Don’t miss the bread bar (truffle pecorino kulcha, anyone?) and the extensive pickle library with a ‘picklemellier’. Click and collect available and delivery, via the Supper app.
43 Grosvenor Gardens
Atis, a plant-powered salad and bowl bar serving wholesome and nutritious bowls, is set to open in Eccleston Yards. The menu will consist of 10 plant-based hot and cold seasonal bowls made on site daily – from ‘Miso Hungry’ to ‘Shroomi’ – alongside a selection of proteins, including pesto salmon, blackened chicken, roasted squash and gochujang organic tempeh.
Open from June 7, 11am to 9pm Mon-Thurs and 11am-3pm, Fri-Sunday.
1-2 Eccleston Yards
TASTE OF THE MED
Who needs a Parisian boulevard? Here are three terrace hotspots in Belgravia
Michelin-starred dining on a Garden Terrace in Halkin Arcade, Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant remains a class act. Try the six-course ‘prestige menu’, priced £120 per person.
1 Kinnerton Street
The hotel’s hidden terrace is soon to become London’s hottest gin joint, thanks to a collaboration with No 3, a classic London dry by Berry Bros and Rudd.
July 1-Sept 30.
20 Chesham Place
The Fine Cheese Co
Enjoy the new breakfast or lunch menu – with classics such as Croque Monsieur – in a recently extended terrace in Halkin Arcade with umbrellas, blankets and heaters.
17 Motcomb Street