Hot new eats in Lon­don and San Fran­cisco

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Lon­don­ers have been count­ing down to the open­ing of Ol­lie Dub­bous’ HIDE for months. The ar­rest­ing three-storey, 250-seater restau­rant fol­lows his crit­i­cally ac­claimed but now de­funct one Miche­lin­starred Dub­bous. Each floor will of­fer a dis­tinct din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

The sea­sonal tast­ing menu (£42/S$76 for lunch; £95 for din­ner) at Above is a stun­ning in­tro­duc­tion to Dub­bous’ kitchen. His famed Nest Egg of cod­dled eggs, smoked but­ter and mush­rooms makes a reap­pear­ance along­side a Slow Roast Goose with birch sap & kale. The veg­e­tar­ian op­tion, high­light­ing lo­cal pro­duce such as her­itage beetroot and Sus­sex Slip­cote (ewe’s milk cheese), gets just as much ap­pre­cia­tive nods from fel­low din­ers. Ground is where you’ll en­joy a more ca­sual ex­pe­ri­ence. The all-day menu, from break­fast to din­ner, in­cludes an af­ter­noon tea se­lec­tion (£42). Dub­bous serves his Home­made Black Pud­ding two ways; in his ren­di­tion of a fry-up with Cack­le­bean eggs, sausages and ba­con (£18), or with a tangy mango chut­ney and fried duck egg (£14). Be­low is where mixol­o­gist Oskar Kin­berg (Cuckoo Club, Barn­yard) shakes up unique tip­ples. Smoke & Mir­rors (£14) show­cases the ver­sa­til­ity of a peaty Ard­beg 10YO, while Next of Kin (£16.50) is an in­vig­o­rat­ing blend of sochu, plum and cherry blos­soms. 85 Pic­cadilly, Lon­don, W1J 7NB, U.K. Tel: +44 203 146 8666

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