From iconic New York bistros in Covent Garden to brand-spankin' new pop-ups in Shoreditch, you're covered. Now, all you’ve got to do is pick up the phone and make the ressie. And hey, if you feel inclined to add a +1, we'll meet you there.
New York’s king of the downtown scene, Keith McNally, is back in Blighty launching the much-anticipated London outpost of his French brasserie. The Covent Garden spot which is already on its way to becoming a nightlife staple (better book a couple weeks ahead if you want a reservation before 10:30). Slide into one of the burgundy banquettes below the antique mirrors and chow down on classic French brasserie dishes such as coq au vin, moule frites, or a posh burger made with 70-percent Wagyu beef. To match the high-fulutin’ mood of the resto, step out in a pair of monochrome cropped skinny jeans, a crisp white shirt, and color-pop, cross-body mini bag. A hint of leopard print in the form a statement flat is the perfect finishing touch.
Clockwise, from left: New Look Parisian Black Candy Strip Cropped Jeans, £24.99, available from New Look, T.M Lewin Fitted White Poplin Shirt, £29.95, available at T.M.Lewin, Pamela Love Gold Plated Cross Ring, £240, available at Net-a-Porter, Katie Grand for Hogan Large Purse, £355, available at The Luxer, Charlotte Olympia Kitty Cat Flats, £470, available at Farfetch.
Balthazar, 4-6 Russell Street, WC2B 5HZ; 020 3301 1155.
Photo: Courtesy of Balthazar
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