What they say:
Focusing on simple yet refined French and Mediterranean sharing plates, The Ninth promises you relaxed neighbourhood dining at its finest. Tanaka gained three AA Rosettes for his work at former restaurant Pearl and now he’s set on opening a relaxed and friendly restaurant characterised by its leather banquettes and exposed brickwork. Signature dishes like the salted beef cheeks with oxtail consomme and lamb en croute with Jerasulem artichoke puree will slot in alongside an exciting array of vegetarian options.
What we say:
With 20 years of knowhow and experience working in several Michelin-starred kitchens, Jun Tanaka has all the tools to make The Ninth a leading restaurant in Fitzrovia. Promising thoughtful yet unfussy fare, The Ninth will concentrate on allowing smaller and lesser-known producers to make up the bulk of an exciting wine list. The secluded upstairs floor - with its intimate feel and views overlooking Charlotte Street - ticks all the boxes for dinner and drinks on date night.