First opening outside the US for Smith & Wollensky

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Editor 26th June 2015
After much anticipation, Smith & Wollensky London has opened in the historic Grade II-listed Adelphi Building off the Strand. SCOTTISH FILLET - GORGANZOLA CRUSTED 2 low resAs the boutique steakhouse’s first opening outside of the US, with locations in cities such as New York and Miami, Londoners can expect the restaurant’s same brand of warm American hospitality that has made it much-loved Stateside together with a menu of signature USDA Prime dry-aged steaks alongside Scottish cuts, premium seafood, award-winning wines and classic cocktails. At the heart of every Smith & Wollensky is the dry-ageing process and London is no different with both a dry-ageing room and a butchery on-site for true field to fork traceability. Selected from the top 2% of beef in the US for its rich and even marbling, the USDA Prime is dry-aged for no less than 28 days to intensify flavour and increase tenderness for the very best steaks in London. The menu also offers an extensive selection of fish and seafood: herb-crusted tuna loin sits alongside ocean-fresh premium shellfish such as Cumbrae oysters, jumbo shrimp, whole Dorset crab to share and lobster. Try a signature shellfish platter to make the most of the coast: platters of varying sizes include the likes of lobster, crab, oysters and clams served over crushed ice.S+W003 2 low res Set against a handsome backdrop of dark timber panelling, buttery green leathers and vibrant pops of red, the restaurant itself has been designed by interiors superstar Martin Brudnizki. Spread across two floors, discerning drinkers can choose between two destination bars - one up, one down – adorned with Art Deco tiling and glossy marble surfaces. Try one of 30 classic cocktails with a contemporary twist – from Martinis and Manhattans – or a glass of something special from the wide range of award-winning wines from both the old and new worlds with many available by the glass. From the glamorous reception through to the 1920s-inspired artworks on the walls, Smith & Wollensky evokes all the elegance and timeless appeal of the restaurant’s rich heritage across the pond while capturing the essence of the capital’s current dining scene. Contact: www.smithandwollensky.co.uk

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The  Staff Canteen

The Staff Canteen

Editor 26th June 2015

First opening outside the US for Smith & Wollensky