Our round-up of the most interesting cafes, restaurants and bars to try out this summer.
As the world’s largest esports studio and gaming cafe chain, Wanyoo has opened a new branch at Westfield Stratford in East London, making this their fourth UK based studio, other locations include Charing Cross, Canary Wharf and Coventry. They feature pay-as-you-go PC zones as well as cafe areas, with a ‘butler-style’ food and drink service. Each gaming station features a service button to request staff for refreshment orders.
Wanyoo has imposed safety measures, with hand sanitiser, disposable headset covers and wet wipes, and says its facilities are ‘Covid-secure’.
Website // wanyoo.co.uk
IG // @wanyoouk
Location // Unit SU2055, Westfield Stratford City, Montrachef Rd, London E20 1EJ
Beautiful Insta worthy interior and even better boa tea, Presotea is the modern Taiwanese premium tea brewers made by their very own connoisseur tea artists. Apart from the boa tea, they also have a selection of delicious food dishes, run regular K-Pop inspired events and seating outside.
Website // presotea.co.uk
IG // @presotea.uk
Location // 80 Dean St, London W1D 3SL
DIORIVIERA POP-UP AT SELFRIDGES
Dior has turned Selfridges’ rooftop restaurant into the French Riviera. With a menu composed of dishes selected by the House, including some of Monsieur Dior’s favourites and drinks that pay tribute to Dior’s history – this is the ultimate lavish dining destination for the summer.
There is also a Dioriviera collection of fashion, accessories and even surfboards, all featuring the House’s signature toile de Jouy print, which plays out across the restaurant.
Website // selfridges.com/GB/en/features/info/stores/london/store-services/restaurants-bars/alto-by-san-carlo/
IG // @theofficialselfridges
Location // 400 Oxford St, London W1C 1JS
Located behind Oxford Street, NAC is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the shoppers and has still has a sense Mayfair decadent elegance about it. NAC is perfect for a long, lounging breakfast and the menu is full of tempting dishes that you’d want to go back repeatedly to try them all.
Website // naclondon.co.uk
IG // @nacmayfair
Location // 41 North Audley Street, Mayfair, W1K6ZP
An immersive DC comics-themed restaurant, first of its kind in the world, has been created in partnership with Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment and DC. Inspired by the stories of all of your favourite superheroes, you can expect to see the spirit of Gotham City come to life in the dramatic interiors and creative dishes at this new haunt, which is set to open on August 10.
All set within a breathtaking Art Deco Grade II listed space on Soho’s Brewer Street, Park Row will be split into five sections: a lounge bar called Pennyworth’s, named after Bruce Wayne’s butler; a dining area called Iceberg Lounge with live entertainment, inspired by The Penguin; The Rogue’s Gallery, a dining experience inspired by Selina Kyle’s Katwoman; a separate ‘speakeasy’ zone called Old Gotham City serving up cocktails and bar snacks; and finally, space for the Monarch Theatre.
Website // parkrolondon.co.uk
IG // @parkrowlondon
Location // 77 Brewer Street, London, W1F 9ZN