Rochelle Canteen at the ICA
Also listed as one of our favourite museum restaurants, this was one of last year’s hottest openings with its menu of seasonal European dishes. This site from Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold is a follow up to their secluded Shoreditch gem, now in Institute of Contemporary Arts, in a lofty, skylit space with an indoor garden, overlooking St. James. The menu reflects their honest, classic cooking style, which perfectly suits the pared back interiors of the ICA. Melanie’s son Fin Spiteri, formerly of Quo Vadis, Trullo and Flat Iron, has produced a cocktail list with a focus on classic drinks. Beers are from The House of Peroni and coffee is from Caravan. A great place to meet for dinner, share a drink and stay into the evening once the exhibitions close and the cinemas dim.
From the hotel
Address The Mall, St. James, London SW1Y 5AH