The Hottest New Restaurant Opening Any 'It' Girl Needs to Know About

Newly opened, Isabel is a after-hours hotspot. A sister outpost of Notting Hill's Casa Cruz, this sibling is shaking up Albemarle Street, Mayfair by offering Londoners a must-see restaurant, bar and club for lost evenings with friends (and of course a few cocktails). 

Isabel, Albemarle Street (photo from Vogue)

Isabel, Albemarle Street (photo from Vogue)

With Casa Cruz remaining firmly on the It-list for restauranteurs for over a year and a half, the announcement of Isabel was greatly anticipated. A fusion of Mediterranean food with Argentine influences, the small-plates menu offers signature dishes including grilled courgette with mint and lemon, veal ragù gnocchi, prawn crudo and the renowned blackened chicken.

Asides from the food, Isabel also ticks the boxes on the decor side of things, with sparkling reviews from Vogue as "London's gorgeous new 'It' restaurant." With the most glamorous feel, jewel-toned carpets welcome you in to admire the interior, inspired by Chinoiserie and Art Deco influences, with 300 polished brass lamps setting the mood. No detail is left anything less than fabulous, with four trees hold up the mirrored ebony bar and handprinted wallpapers designed in partnership Juan Santa Cruz lining toilet cubicles. Even the waitresses, often left to their own devices, are dressed in exclusively designed off-the-shoulder dresses and ruffled jumpsuits by Colombian designer Johanna Ortiz. From when you walk in, you are ensured this is going to be good. 

A favourable place for celebrity-spotting, guests can sample cocktails from the bar as the vibe changes downstairs in the "after-hours" spot; an intimate club room lined with emerald green silk and velvet banquettes accompanying the DJ to invite dance parties until the early hours. Leading you into the night, Isabel is sure to be packed, so get booking now for the trendy new restaurant taking Mayfair by storm. 

Visit Isabel at 26 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4HY, TEL +44 20 3096 9292.