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Restaurant openings this autumn

Published:  07 September, 2012

Find out more about all the latest on-trade openings this autumn.

Danish Bar

The Sorting Office, New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1BA

You'll have to be quick if you want to experience Denmark's design and gastronomy, which is at the forefront of this pop-up bar. Held between September 19-23 at the design junction event in central London, the Danish Bar features furniture and lighting from Carl Hansen, and will be serving food and drinks from small Danish producers. Hand-picked by Danish winemaker Anders Selmer, the products of the bar represents current favourites on the flourishing Danish gourmet scene. "All are upcoming producers and I'm looking forward to introducing a foreign audience to what I think is definitely some of Denmark's most interesting and delicious products at the moment," says Selmer. A former sommelier at Copenhagen's Noma, Selmer has since 2005 headed an experimental wine production at the Danish island of Lilleø. With only 2,000-5,000 bottles produced a year, the vast majority of Selmer's wine goes to Noma and his own restaurant, Kødbyens Fiskebar, in Copenhagen. As a rare exception, Selmer will bring his sparkling wine Skum 2010 and his white wine Arwen 2010 with him to the Danish Bar.


21-22 Poland Street, London W1F 6QG; 020 7287 1661

To produce authentic Italian pizzas, cool drinks and hot vibes, is the aim of this new cocktail bar and pizzeria. Split over two levels, the ground floor bar will serve pizzas and cocktails accompanied by live music Tuesday to Saturday, while downstairs the restaurant will offer the same menu but with a focus on large communal tables. Using traditional methods and ingredients sourced from Italy's top suppliers, pizzas will be cooked in a hand-built Forno Tradizionale Napolitano brick oven. The cocktail list comprises no less than 30 signature creations, including the wittily named Prescott's Punch, which features tequila infused with Lady Grey tea, laced with apricot conserve, dried out with white wine and pressed apple, and balanced with lemon and a hint of absinthe.

Honky Tonk

6 Hollywood Road, London SW10 9HY; 0207 351 1588

New York-inspired restaurant and bar Honky Tonk aims to bring an edgy décor and rock'n' roll atmosphere to London's 'Little Chelsea'. Brainchild of Mark Cutler, one of the founders of Notting Hill institution Supperclub London, this has a very different aim in mind. Regular live blues, jazz and rockabilly music feeds the entertainment side, while the food offering spans classic all-American dishes with elements of Italian and deli-inspired food. The Cocktail Service offers a range of "aged-in-the-barrel" cocktails and signature drinks, and the bar will stock a diverse selection of Bourbons.

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