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New takes on beloved din­ing des­ti­na­tions

Town & Country (UK) - - TOWN -

Lon­don’s clas­sic restau­rants are en­joy­ing a re­nais­sance, up­dat­ing their sig­na­ture dishes for the next gen­er­a­tion of din­ers. Founded in 1828, Simp­son’s in the Strand has been given a fresh lease of life, with a menu that com­bines old favourites in­clud­ing beef Welling­ton with mod­ern con­coc­tions such as an el­der­flow­er­scented sparkling-wine con­sommé. Else­where, the Amer­i­can brasserie Joe Allen has moved to Burleigh Street, where guests ca nd ine on lob­ster brioche roll and baked ap­ple strudel. Fi­nally, the three-miche­lin-star Alain Du­casse at the Dorch­ester is cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary with a spe­cial menu avail­able un­til 23 December; ex­pect seven de­li­cious cour­ses in­clud­ing hand-dived sea scal­lop with caviar. fh www.simp­son­sinthes­trand.co.uk. www.joeallen.co.uk. www.alain du­casse-dorch­ester.com.

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