A flurry of fantastic restaurants in Victoria has sealed its status as a dining destination.
Reyhaan Day visits four of the new arrivals.
Wild by Tart
Wild by Tart is a restaurant, bar, deli and kiosk at Eccleston Yards.
Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones built on the success of their Tart London which created a culinary storm after opening in 2012.
“We want Wild by Tart to become a neighbourhood go-to,” says Lucy.
“A relaxed, all-day dining menu with vibrant, fresh and wholesome dishes, inspired by the excitement of new flavours, the importance of seasonality and good produce and the pure pleasure of creating a delicious meal.”
Siren at The Goring
Siren is the first new restaurant at The Goring for more than a century.
It focuses on cooking sustainable, ethically sourced fish, largely from Cornwall.
Chef Nathan Law has garnered acclaim from food guides, critics and diners over the years thanks to his simple yet expertly executed seafood dishes.
His eponymous restaurant in Cornwall has two Michelin stars and is a constant on lists of Britain’s best places to eat.
This authentic Gallic bistro brings the French touch to Victoria.
Chez Antoinette serves dishes inspired by recipes from co-owner Aurélia Delclos-Noel’s grandmother.
Aurelia and her hotelier husband JB Noel opened their first Chez Antoinette in Covent Garden in 2014.
Their Victoria site continues the balance of relaxed, all-day dining and more refined plates. It is housed in a two-storey space with an open kitchen, cocktail and wine bar and deli.
Launched this summer, The Soak is part of The Grosvenor Hotel.
It focuses on creating delicate dishes centred around culinary techniques including fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining.
The restaurant is housed in a grand, grade II-listed Victorian building.
The menu has been devised by head chef Chris Zachwieja, who has previously worked under Tom Aikens.
In addition, general manager George Angelopoulos has curated a drinks menu of “soaked” cocktails, with organic and biodynamic wines also a focus.