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What: Yopo

In a nutshell: Yopo takes over from Serge at The Mandrake

Summing it all up: There's a brand new restaurant opening at the Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia. Yopo will match European cooking with South American influences.

The low-down

It's all change at The Mandrake Hotel for the hotel restaurant. It launched as Serge et le Phoque, but a change in chef brings a complete change in approach. It's being relaunched as Yopo and will now be a mix of European cooking with South American elements. In case you're wondering, that name comes from a plant found deep in the jungles of Venezuela.

It will be an all-day restaurant, also serving coffee-to-go and there will be dishes to take away during the day - so that'll be handy if you work nearby. 

Planned for the menu are:

  • Potato churros
  • Ceviche of seabass, blood orange, red onion & nasturtium
  • Charcoal Grilled Pollock, Smoked Paprika & Herb Butter
  • Charcoal grilled octopus with ajipancha& avocado
  • Smoked aubergine with sea herbs & lemon 
  • Scallop, Anchovy, Capers, Pumpkin & Truffle

And for desserts, expect "Itakuja chocolate, yoghurt sorbet, salted caramel, fennel pollen & olive oil" and "Buckwheat Maca & hazelnut cake with smoked whiskey caramel and crème fraiche". 

As for drinks, expect wine from sustainable wineries, a list of grower Champagnes, and a weekly changing selection of rare bottles from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Italy and Spain. And there will be a separate bar snacks list, as well as a late night DJ (and strings in the morning for something a little more calming).

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More about Yopo

Where is it? 20 - 21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG

When does it open? 5 February 2019

Soft launch offer: 5-9 February - 50% off food bill only. Book by emailing yopolaunch@themandrake.com or by visiting https://yopo.london/ or by calling 020 3146 8880

Find out more: Visit the Mandrake website and follow them on Instagram @themandrakehotel.

 

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