Orrery, London, UK
Re-opening its doors after a brief spell under the knife, the newly nipped and tucked Orrery restaurant is now suitably – and very subtly – refreshed to continue flying the flag as a true London staple for the next 21 years.
In keeping with the Anglo-French fare, David D’Almada, director of Sagrada design firm took his cues from the South of France, unfurling an elegant space for D&D London in an understated palette of ivories, silvery greys, blues and lilac with details of lavender panelling and handmade terracotta clay pots. The building’s original arched windows and skylight overhead, casts swathes of natural light onto white linen-dressed tables, making it an ideal spot for lunch.
To match the new look, chef Igor Tymchyshyn has refreshed the menu with new dishes such as fillet steak tartare served with sourdough and truffle dressing, alongside old favourites like the deliciously indulgent Tournedos Rossini.
We suggest a pre-prandial cocktail in the restaurant’s adjoining bar, before tucking into the chef’s signature Kentish lamb wellington and finishing off with an indulgent plate from the famous cheese trolley – all at a window seat with views of the St Marylebone Church courtyard.