Kingsway has become a Dining Highway
16 June 2016
In and around Kingsway, WC2, has become a 'Dining Highway', including some of London’s most high profile restaurants.
Kingsway was opened in 1905; a grand Edwardian plan, which cleared a maze of small streets and was designed to evoke a Parisian boulevard. It has now evolved into a key Midtown food and drink destination with over half of the retail units now occupied by A1 and A3 operators, including recent entrants such as Rocket and Leon joining the growing offering.
But it is not just a cluster of convenience operators that has turned Kingsway into a dining highway. At either end of this famous thoroughfare, there are clusters of high-end food operators, helping establish the wider Kingsway area as one of the top London destinations for superior quality food.
Up at the Northern end, close to Holborn tube is Chicken Shop, Holborn Dining Rooms at The Rosewood (also home to London's new, largest gin bar), Hubbard & Bell and newcomer to the area Burger & Lobster which will be located in the former Shanghai Blues restaurant at Holborn Hall.
At the southern end of the 'dining highway', on Aldwych, is The Delaunay; their Counter concept is set to open three nights a week – a Viennese Café by day, a Viennese wine bar by night! Award winning Japanese cuisine can also be found on Aldwych at ROKA. Both top end restaurants offering the two very different dining experiences.
Adding to them will be Eneko, tipped by the Telegraph, to be “one of the hottest new restaurant openings in 2016”.
This exciting concept will be brought to the market by Eneko Atxa, who secured three Michelin stars for his highly acclaimed restaurant ‘Azurmendi’ in Bilbao. Based under the One Aldwych hotel, Eneko promises to “cater for all lovers of good food with an unpretentious modern take on rustic Basque cuisine.”
Midtown dining just keeps getting more exciting!