Just wanted to let Chowhound know: a new restaurant has opened in the cellar of the new Ampersand Hotel, by South Kensington Tube (the whole area is quickly becoming a great little foodie area: new walking street, more outdoor cafes, V&A, Science Museums etc).
It's called APERO. Site coming soon:
My husband and I went last night - it's only two weeks old - had an AMAZING meal. Small plates, Italian/Spanish with a kind of Ottolengthi/Morroccan vibe. Chef Chris Golding - trained with Marco Pierre White, worked at Nobu, Zuma, etc - personally chose our menu, and took me for a tour of the kitchen.
Photos & review coming soon. GUSHING about this place to friends, but hoping it won't get so packed we can't get in easily, on a whim, like we did last night.