Al fresco hideaways, reimagined traditional cuisine from the Pampas in Argentina and refined neighbourhood dining in the capital this month...

Great British Life: Yannick Alléno opens his debut London restaurant Credit: Pavllon LondresYannick Alléno opens his debut London restaurant Credit: Pavllon Londres

Pavyllon London, Mayfair

Yannick Alléno, one of the world's most Michelin-starred chefs, has opened the doors to his debut London restaurant in Mayfair, Pavyllon London.

Set within Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane, the restaurant offers refined neighbourhood dining with highly crafted, innovative yet unpretentious plates, created from a live open kitchen.

Chef Yannick Alléno's first venture in the city features a restaurant, bar, private dining room, and expansive al fresco terrace. It's the epitome of Yannick Alléno's commitment to blending knowledge and excellence with experimentation, thus modernising the foundations of French cuisine. The menu draws inspiration from seasonal British produce while remaining deeply rooted in French techniques.

'Pavyllon London is an embodiment of my lifelong dream to redefine French dining,' says Chef Yannick Alléno. 'It combines my family's bistro-running legacy with my passion for culinary innovation.'

Known for his revolutionary approach to sauce-making, Yannick Alleno’s innovative extraction method involves cooking in a vacuum to a highly specific time and temperature to harvest the purest flavour from each ingredient. These are then cryo-concentrated to capture their very essence, leading to dishes that are rich in flavour, yet mindful of guests' well-being by reducing the amount of sugar, fat, and salt without compromising taste.

Great British Life: Fazenda's food is strongly influenced by South American cuisine Credit: Fazenda Fazenda's food is strongly influenced by South American cuisine Credit: Fazenda

Fazenda, Bishopsgate

Premium South-American restaurant group Fazenda is set to open its first London restaurant in Bishopsgate this month.

Spanning across two floors in the 100 Bishopsgate Tower in the heart of the financial district, the 170-cover restaurant will feature an expansive standalone bar with al-fresco tables for summer drinking. The restaurant is set to be the brand’s largest restaurant to date, following successful launches in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Edinburgh.

Reimagining traditional cuisine from the Pampas in Argentina and Southern Brazil, Fazenda centres around a passion for the highest quality of meats and freshly prepared sides, served in authentic Rodizio style (a unique method of serving a variety of grilled meats carved at the table).

Featuring three luxurious private dining rooms, as well as an inviting ground-floor bar and lounge, Fazenda Bishopsgate will take this essence of traditional South American grill and the Rodizio concept the brand is famed for to another level, with its debut menu set to feature a new à la carte menu alongside the Rodizio. The new dishes have been inspired by recent trips to Brazil and Argentina by Executive Chef Francisco Martinez, bringing the very best of Pampas cuisine to London. The menu features exquisitely prepared dishes such as ‘Wagyu Crudo’ - a starter made up of dry-aged Wagyu Cecina and Wagyu tartare, and the ‘Asado’ - a succulent beef rib slow-cooked on the bone, amongst a selection of fish dishes.

‘We’re beyond excited to bring a taste of our roots to London for the first time. This is our most ambitious site yet, and will be much more than a Rodizio. Guests can expect a truly authentic experience of South American top-class hospitality, right through from the bar to the restaurant, and our exclusive private dining areas,’ says Tomás Maunier, co-founder of Fazenda.

Great British Life: The stylish Elondi Terrace in East London Credit: Elondi Bar The stylish Elondi Terrace in East London Credit: Elondi Bar

Elondi Bar, Stratford

The Elondi Terrace in association with award-winning English vineyard, Gusbourne is now open in East London on the third floor of Hyatt Regency London Stratford.

The sophisticated Elondi Bar is a beautifully furnished spectacle of Art Deco, featuring elegant fittings and bold, cushy, plush chairs that pop against an exquisite palate of deep ultramarines. It opens out onto the Elondi Terrace; a sophisticated and spacious 538 square foot (150 square meter) all-weather, al-fresco hideaway, out of the sight of onlookers, upon which to catch-up over the finest vintage English sparkling wines.

Serving a refreshing menu of frozen alcoholic and non-al cocktails, aperitifs, beers and sprits, and an extensive offering of exquisite still and sparkling wines from Gusbourne, relax al-fresco, amidst striking furnishings and luscious flora.

Sicilian head-chef Alessandro Femino works hand-in-hand with food and beverage director Tommy So, whose career spans 20-plus years in hospitality and catering including senior roles at Nobu, The RAC Club, The Stratford Hotel, Sea Containers London, plus five years at Claridge’s. A carefully paired snacking menu includes sharing dishes, like Spicy Tuna Tacos, Mushroom Arancini, Sweet Potato, Chilli & Ginger or Lamb, Oregano and Goat Cheese sliders. An extensive food menu is also available from the Elondi Bar and Restaurant.

Reservations are not required.