|Portland, photo from management|
Portland, a brand new opening on Portland Street, not far from the BBC Broadcasting House, is the talk of the town at the moment with the owners already having a great understanding of the London dining scene with experience at Quality Chop House and 10 Greek Street. Personally, I usually avoid restaurants when they've just launched, the first few months will be driven by PR hype (which mean hard to get a table) and the restaurant itself is at a learning stage of testing as to what works and what doesn't. Look no further than Fera at Claridges, the 16 course tasting menu was reduced to 6 courses within the space of a few months. But, I love both Quality Chop House and 10 Greek Street, with an ex Michelin chef running the kitchen, it sounds like a winning formula to me.