The postcode W1 is shaping up to be 2014’s hottest dining destination. London’s love affair with modern European food has paid off handsomely with unbelievably good restaurants cropping up all over, each one better than the last. But you’ll find the very best right here at newest drinking and dining establishment “The Cavendish”.
The atmosphere of The Cavendish is as eclectics as the neighbourhood it calls home. Nested in London’s most sought-after vibrant and cosmopolitan village Marylebone. With a unique, tasty mix of Spanish cuisine in a warm, cosy setting uses mood-candling more than mood-lighting, The Cavendish is the perfect restaurant for the European style cuisine.
At the front of the restaurant is the warm and inviting bar area with old school vibes serving an enticing selection of the sought-after and the unique wine, spirits and creative specialty cocktails and the rawbar offerings such as oysters and caviars. Leads onto the upstairs dining room a delightful dining area. The Cavendish’s offering is further enhanced by a beautiful private dining room for all manner of private dining experience.
The Cavendish aim was “to offer a community of like-minded people respite from the ‘exclusive’ London bars and restaurants that have forgotten the meaning of exclusive. Rather than let a door policy drive their brand of exclusivity, The Cavendish demonstrate it from within”.
With hot new chef, Alfonso Lillo Fas travelled from Spain to set up this modern, European-style cuisine restaurant in London. Alfonso Lillo Fas, a tapas chef champion is at helm of the kitchen, having impressive culinary pedigree from years working in both Spain and London which includes most recently creating the menu for the Melia Group’s ME Hotel London in 2014. A chef who’s trained at EL Bulli and worked under world-renowned head chef Pablo Montoro.
The new restaurant serving the chef’s version of modern dishes with a crisp, simple style and sourcing the freshest ingredients from Europe. Alfonso cooks straight from the heart, his passion for cooking and artistry are evident in every dish.
Standouts include starters such as the refreshing Langoustines with Black Salt Ceviche or the Scallops with Smoked Cauliflower Puree served with Pickled Baby Courgette and Fig Balsamic alongside mains that include the chef signature dish of beautifully cooked with a wonderful flavour Secreto (Iberian Pork Shoulder) served with Grilled Asparagus and Smoked Garlic Sauce, Ribye or Fillet Steak served with Béarnaise Sauce. For the fish lovers, there are an extensive list of seafood on the menu such as Vongole Linguine e Bottarga or Chargrilled Yellow Fin Tuna and the food complemented by a comprehensive wine list.
These days flambe is mostly forgotten, along with other forms of tableside excitement. However, for dessert The Cavendish serve a classic Crepes Suzette at the table side is a lost and rare art.
The interiors are smart 1940’s gentleman’s style juxtapositions with a surprising lush of rustic design of expose brick wall. The design for the fit out by Concorde Interior Design who have designed the likes of Tom’s Kitchen, The Botanist, and Copita. The interior serves as a nice and subtle backdrop for the restaurant’s offerings, delicacies reminiscent of old world flavors, but adapted for a modern, urban palate which expects innovation.
Service at “The Cavendish” is extremely on point and attentive. “The Cavendish” open seven days a week, Monday to Sunday, from 8am to 12 midnight serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks.
While the ambiance at The Cavendish is sophisticated, the friendly patrons create a refreshingly unpretentious and welcoming atmosphere. All exude a feel of a space dedicated, just for the moment, to sumptuous eating and enjoyment of good company. Every dish was deliciously executed and highlighted the chef’s talent and skill. As it should be, the best feature of is the food.
35 New Cavendish
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