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The New Angel, Notting Hill opens today

Michelin-starred chef, restaurateur and author, John Burton-Race, has returned to London after 12 years, opening neighbourhood and destination restaurant, The New Angel, Notting Hill. Set in a converted Victorian pub in Chepstow Place, the elegant 54-cover restaurant offers John’s unique style of contemporary European food with a French influence. Stephen Humphries, formerly of Sanctum On The Green and Le Gavroche, takes the helm as head chef alongside John.  

The menu is ingredient-led and seasonal with signature dishes including: ‘The New Angel Steak Tartar’, ‘Fillet of Dutch Veal with cèpes, sprouting broccoli, goats curd and truffle tortellini and wild mushroom cream’, and trio of ‘Raspberry soufflé, white chocolate mousse and raspberry sorbet’. There is also a statement French cheese trolley featuring, among several others, Pouligny Saint Pierre, Camembert with Calvados, Comté and Reblochon.   

To accompany John’s menu, Head Sommelier Csaba Adamy (previously at Aubaine, Mayfair) has created an exquisite, predominately French wine list, with a good selection available by the glass. House bottles include ‘Picpoul de Pinet, Tournée du Sud’ (£26), and ‘Grenache-Pinot Noir, Tournée du Sud’ (£25), and further highlights include ‘Pinot Noir, Domaine Jean Marc Pillot’, ‘Chablis, Domaine Grossot’ and ‘Château Ausone 1er Grand Cru Classé’. There is also a good selection of English wines including ‘Bacchus ‘Reserve New Hall’ and ‘Nyetimber’ sparkling wine. The New Angel is also working in collaboration with Laurent Perrier, serving their full range of Champagnes by the bottle as well as the Brut and Cuvée Rosé by the glass.   

John commented: “The restaurant scene in London just gets better and better, and I am thrilled to be returning to the capital at such an exciting time. With The New Angel Notting Hill, we are hoping to create a venue which is both a destination, and a neighbourhood restaurant, serving simple yet creative dishes made with beautiful British ingredients.”

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