I mainly get information about restaurants I already know about, but these two I have never heard of before. Details below - would be interested in feedback if you have been to either.
McQueen is a new hotspot located in the heart of Shoreditch. Inspired by the ‘King of Cool’ Steve McQueen, this spacious venue combines an award-winning bar, a stylish restaurant and atmospheric lounge club.
The interior mixes exposed brick work with leather and furs and there is a touch of Hollywood glamour with vintage McQueen prints adorning the walls. The light and airy bar in the day is a great place to grab the ‘Bullitt lunch’ offer (from £8.00) or a quick cappuccino but it transforms into a livelier affair at night with an extensive selection of cocktails and premium spirits.
Restaurant at McQueen serves up a delicious selection of modern European dishes created by Head Chef Anupam Som (formerly from Saf), and there is also a substantial bar food menu to soak up the drinks on offer.
McQueen hosts an array of fabulous weekly nights so check out the website for up to date listings and don’t be surprised if you come across the odd trapeze act swinging from the ceiling on your visit.
We are just a few minutes from Old Street tube station. You can find us at 59-61 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 4AA. Or give us a call to book your table on 020 7036 9229. Website: http://www.mcqueen-shoreditch.co.uk/
Banyan on Thames
Located in Battersea on the banks of the River Thames, Banyan on the Thames is a beautiful restaurant with stunning riverside views. Situated in London’s most exclusive eco-friendly hotel, Rafayel on the Left Bank, the restaurant is split into two levels so that diners can all enjoy the fabulous views up and down the river.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and its menu combines European and Asian flavours. Dishes are executed with a modern twist but without losing any of the flavour of their original origin.
Favourite dishes include the delicious Mongolian Warrior’s Lamb, Monkfish Tagine, a mouth watering Fillet Steak served with Shitake Mushrooms and a Potato and Rocket Puree and British classics such as Fish and Chips. And make sure you save a bit of space for afters, as dessert is not to be missed.
Highlights include Champagne Syllabub, Lemon and Blueberry Tartlette and a beautiful Chocolate Fondant. Banyan on Thames is a lovely place to celebrate occasion or simply make the most of one of London’s best riverside views.
Come and visit us at Hotel Rafayel, Falcon Wharf, 34 Lombard Road, SW11 3RF.
The nearest station is Clapham Junction. To book a table, please call 020 7801 3638. Website: http://www.hotelrafayel.com/dining.php