New takes on beloved dining destinations
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.
piper’s regency square from the west pier brighton aquatints (1939)