Jackie O. Homes



From a modern Thai restaurant in Hong Kong to a New York favorite with a new home in Los Angeles, here are some of the fall's most-anticipated openings around the world.


Michelin-starred chef Thomas Kerridge opened a new spot in the five-star Corinthia Hotel in September. Kerridge's Bar and Grill is the chef is first foray into the London food scene, following his two successful restaurants in Marlow, and it will feature a “brasserie-style dining room” with a bar serving cocktails and an extensive list of English wines.

Andrew Long, another Michelin-starred chef, opened his second restaurant in London in September. Kym's, named after the restaurant his parents owned when he was a child, will offer Wong's Chinese-inspired fare at the Bloomberg Arcade, an upscale food court near London Bridge.


Set sail on the Seine for a three- or five-course meal with views of the city, including the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy Michelin- starred chef Alain Ducasse's seasonal French fare on the Ducasse sur Seine, which had its maiden voyage in September. Both lunch and dinner cruises are available on the 100% electric boat, according to its website.

Separately, the Theatre Marigny, off the Champs-Elysees, will reopen in November with a new 120-seat restaurant from the Costes brothers, who run some of the City of Light's chicest cafes.

And the eponymous restaurant of formidable French chef Helene Darroze will reopen in the 6th arrondissement in early 2019 with a totally new concept, a spokeswoman says.


Gordon Ramsay, star of Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Hell’s Kitchen, is opening his third restaurant, the Maze Grill, in Hong Kong this October, according to reports. Set to open in the upscale Harbour City shopping center in Tsim Sha Tsui, the restaurant will share the same dining concept as its London locations: rare-breed steaks and a full sushi and sashimi bar.

Also opening in October is Australian chef David Thompson's first Hong Kong restaurant, Aaharn, at the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts. Thompson will offer his modern Thai fare in the heart of the city, a spokesman says.


Chefs Enrique Olvera and Daniela Soto-Innes are set to bring their New York sensibilities to the City of Angels with the West Coast outpost of Cosme. Hailed by critics since it opened in 2014 on the East Coast, its sister location will bring contemporary, elevated Mexican fare to the downtown Arts District later this winter, according to a spokeswoman.

Australian chef Shaun Quade is also looking to make his mark in L.A., and is planning to bring his Restaurant Lume to West Hollywood by the end of the year. The South Melbourne eatery is known for its “theatrical and multisensory approach” to food, according to its website, and the chef has said he plans to focus on California ingredients as well as feature a large wine list from Down Under.


After the success of Babu Ji NYC, Jessi Singh's Australian-Indian fare will be available in Sydney's Surry Hills neighborhood in October. Don't Tell Aunty will reportedly have dishes like sea urchin biriyani and pizzas cooked in a tandoori oven.

Jared Merlino, the chef behind several award-winning venues including Kittyhawk, is setting up shop in Surry Hills as well, with an all-day Italian eatery. Caffe Bartolo is named after Jared's great-grandfather, Merlino said in a statement. He hopes to bring his “old-world Italian” concept to the neighborhood in October.


One of Quade's dishes—duck smoked over melaleuca with salted plum and butternut.
One of Quade's dishes—duck smoked over melaleuca with salted plum and butternut.

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