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“Delicious, different and interesting” – Dabiz Muñoz’s “funky” and “very fun” Mayfair three-year-old inspired much more feedback this year, practically all of it adulatory. From the OTT cocktails in the bar, to the full-on, Hispanic-Asian fusion-cuisine emanating from the restaurant’s open kitchen, it’s a maximalist experience, but one that comes off much more often than not nowadays. Perhaps it’s time for the fooderati, who gave it a rough time on its launch, to re-evaluate the place. Top Tip – dip your toe in the water with the £30 express lunch menu.
Superstar Spanish chef Dabiz Muñoz’s nightclubby Mayfair yearling attracts only very limited feedback, and it remains mixed. Fans of the Hispanic-Asian fusion cuisine that he has concocted to great acclaim (and three Michelin stars) in Madrid say the “exceptional” cooking here is “seriously underrated”. But they are not huge in number, and set against this is the view that it is “tasty and well presented but overpriced”.
“The most exciting newcomer in years” or “a totally confused, fusion concept” – views split sharply on David Muñoz’s nightclubby, open-kitchen Mayfair launch (a spin-off from his Madrid Michelin 3-star, Diver XO). Even some who hail the “beyond original” small plates (“meat-centric with Asian and Hispanic twists”) as “genius” note “they seem double the price charged in Spain”. Critics, meanwhile, find prices plain “obnoxious” for “horrible, flashy, irritatingly wacky” tapas-style creations served by “patronising staff” in a “classic hipster venue with limited substance” (and “music so thumpingly loud, you could neither hear the waiters, nor focus properly on the interesting-looking food”).
St Chef Patron of StreetXO London, StreetXO Madrid and DiverXO, Madrid’s only threNot for the faint hearted, StreetXO London is Chef Dabiz Munoz’s high’s octane restaurant located in the heart of London’s Mayfair that re-defines fine dining.
Dishes that are designed to share with your fellow diners take inspiration from European, Asian and South American cuisines, however most dishes have either a Mediterranean or East Asian back bone. Refined and intricate dishes which appear like works of art are juxtaposed with the frenetic atmosphere of the restaurant, which David likens to a street food market with guests constantly sharing and experiencing new and exciting dishes Michelin-starred restaurant.
Dabiz started his cooking career in the kitchens of Madrid before moving to London in 2002. His most formative years were spent under the tutelage of the head chefs at Hakkasan, Nahm and Nobu where Dabiz learnt the foundations of Asian cuisine. After five years in London, Dabiz returned to Madrid to open his first restaurant, DiverXO and later in 2012 opened StreetXO MadridreetXO London opened in November 2016.
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Chef Patron of StreetXO London, StreetXO Madrid and DiverXO, Madrid’s only three Michelin-starred restaurants.
Dabiz started his cooking career in the kitchens of Madrid before moving to London in 2002. His most formative years were spent under the tutelage of the head chefs at Hakkasan, Nahm and Nobu where Dabiz learnt the foundations of Asian cuisine. After five years in London, Dabiz returned to Madrid to open his first restaurant, DiverXO and later in 2012 opened StreetXO Madrid. StreetXO London opened in November 2016.
15 Old Burlington St, London, W1S 2JR
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|Tuesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Friday||12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑12 am|
|Sunday||12:30 pm‑3:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm|