It's a month of second helpings from us at Tonic - and while we do mean lashings of wild garlic and hot cross buns (not at the same time), we are predominantly referring to restaurant news. We're happy to announce that Kolamba East will arrive this spring, and we can't wait to show you how the second iteration of this brilliant restaurant will serve a welcome mix of the familiar and the new. Meanwhile, Yasmin - the second restaurant from Tom Cenci at 1 Warwick - will bring an Istanbul-inspired rooftop restaurant and bar to the heart of Soho. Read on to hear about our partnership with Sera too (kicking things off with a spectacular homage to Raymond Blanc) and the Mirazur pop-up we're launching at Raffles London, a unique opportunity to experience the sensational food of Mauro Colagreco's 'world's best restaurant'.


KOLAMBA founders to open second London restaurant - KOLAMBA EAST - in Spitalfields this spring

Having wowed Soho for five years, we're thrilled to be working with Kolamba founders Aushi and Eroshan Meewella, who are bringing their very personal take on Sri Lankan home-cooking to Spitalfields this spring. Kolamba East's menu will revive more dishes from the duo's childhoods spent in the diverse city of Colombo, adapted from recipes handed down by family and friends - expect feasting dishes, a new cocktail bar, and big flavours. Read more here.

ALL'ONDA to open in Fitzrovia this May, a fine dining restaurant celebrating Italian risotto

We're excited to welcome all'onda to Fitzrovia's Charlotte Street, a new fine dining restaurant where Italian risotto dishes act as a canvas for quality seasonal ingredients and flavours. Founder Cordula Schulz and Chef Andrea Granzarolo (formerly of Hélène Darroze) have created dishes that range from classics such as spring green risotto primavera and squid ink risotto, to more unconventional takes like pumpkin and shiso. Read more here.

Istanbul-inspired rooftop restaurant YASMIN to open at Soho's 1 WARWICK on 9th April

With panoramic views of the West End, elegant sundowner cocktails and spiced sharing plates, we can't wait to while away the warmer months at Yasmin, which opens at 1 Warwick next week. Dishes inspired by Executive Chef Tom Cenci's time spent working in Istanbul - think sesame smoked duck with black za’atar and baklava ice cream sandwich - are perfect for enjoying on the rooftop terrace or inside its intimate, stylish dining room. Read more here.

Celebrated Scottish chef Billy Boyter joins RUSACKS ST ANDREWS as Executive Chef

We're excited to announce that Billy Boyter - best known as Chef Founder of Michelin-starred restaurant The Cellar - has joined Rusacks St Andrews as Executive Chef. Billy brings more than 20 years experience working at Scotland's top restaurants to the hotel's restaurants and bars - 18The Bridge and One Under Bar - and is passionate about showcasing the best of Scottish produce. Expect exceptional ingredients and exquisite cooking. Read more here.

Tonic now working with SERA, the social platform bringing London's food community together

Tonic are now proudly partnered with Sera - a social platform bringing together the London food community at unique, one-off events. Sera's enviable blackbook and boundless creativity brings incredible people together for events like no other, and no less in April, which will see Ivan Tisdall-Downes and Calum Franklin's pie shop renaissance; Robin and Sarah Gill's homage to Raymond Blanc; and the greatest hits from sourdough queen, Nancy Silverton.

What's on this month

For a limited time, diners will be able to directly book LUCA's transportive Italian terrace for the Spring Chef's Menu, available until 13th April. On 16th April, Sera will partner with Robin Gill at Darby's to host a dinner honouring Raymond Blanc, with dishes cooked by a star-studded chef line-up of the fine dining legend's mentees. At Raffles London, Mauro Colagreco will host a duo of pop-up dinners on 10th and 11th April, serving dishes from Mirazur - named World's Best Restaurant in 2019 - and celebrating his new book. Sundays at his restaurant Saison now come with a Mediterranean roast menu - think Cornish red chicken with choron sauce. Hankering for something new? Check out Prelude by Oriole in Covent Garden, and Cardinal in Edinburgh, both now open.

Dish spotlight: Wild Garlic

'One has to have morels' at Trivet

Two Michelin-starred Trivet serves a seasonal bounty in wild garlic-filled Turkish morels, with crispy chicken oysters and a Parmesan velouté.

Taleggio scones at Twelve Triangles

At its Edinburgh and Melrose bakeries, Twelve Triangles is currently filling the fluffy folds of its scones with taleggio cheese and wild garlic.