New bar spy - The Wigmore

Michel Roux Jr to open traditional British tavern The Wigmore with a five-star hotel

The Wigmore

Added on . By Tom Capon.


Summer 2017

What they say:

What happens when you combine the comforts of a traditional London pub with the talents of a Michelin starred chef? The Wigmore is what, the latest brainchild of celebrity chef Michel Roux Jr. Attached to five-star hotel The Langham, the venue is taking over a former banking hall, and using its heritage to channel grand art deco interiors. This means guests will be surrounded by large chandeliers, table-top lambs and high ceilings. However, don’t be fooled into thinking the luxury comes with a hefty price tag: the dishes start as low as £14, and glasses of wine will be less than £5.

What we say:

London’s boozing history is steeped in pubs, and while the city is more well known for offering quirky after quirky bar, sometimes it's best to go back to your roots with a good old fashioned pub. Well, not quite old fashioned¸ as The Wigmore will prove, combining modern gastropub sensibilities with a traditional pub to deliver mouth-watering dishes like braised veal and ham pie, devilled lamb’s kidneys or paprika-glazed short rib with bone marrow crumb. They don’t skimp on the drinks either: created by the people behind Artesian – you know, just a venue that’s been awarded best bar in the world ­­– they’ll be offering up a series of delicious cask ales, craft beers, wines and cocktails infused with lager.