Solo, a new modern European restaurant and bar located in the heart of Kingston upon Thames, has opened as part of new hotel The Kingston 1.

Led by Head Chef Marco Palazzo, who has gained experience working globally for the Jamie Oliver Group and more recently as Head Chef at Seabird at The Hoxton hotel, Solo welcomes guests from breakfast to dinner, serving a relaxed all-day dining.

The menu includes dishes such as Steak Frites with Wild Garlic Butter and Rocket; Buttermilk Chicken Burger with Harissa Mayo; and Superfood Salad with Avocado and Black Olive Tapenade. Accompanying them is a range of fresh, colourful juices and smoothies, as well as wines, beers and cocktails from Solo Bar.

From Thursday to Saturday, the spotlight is on the Chef’s Menu – a more elevated offering showcasing the modern Italian techniques that have influenced Palazzo’s cuisine, while celebrating the best British produce.

Highlights include Seared Octopus Tentacle on Shoestring Potatoes with Trout Caviar; Seafood Scotch Egg with Salsa Verde and Nasturtium; Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni with Purple Basil Pesto; and Fillet Steak with Burnt Onion Puree and Beef & Red Wine Sauce. For desserts, diners can try the Orange Polenta Cake with Honey Cream and Amaretti Biscuit or Warm Chocolate Fondant with Vanilla Ice Cream and Hazelnut Praline.

Solo restaurant and bar welcomes guests in a casual yet elegant setting that reflects the spirit of its menus, adorned with sleek tables and industrial-style lights. The restaurant’s outdoor area is available for guests to enjoy al fresco dining in the summer months.

Giving Kingston locals a new hotspot to share pleasant evenings, Solo Bar boasts cocktails made with premium spirits, as well as a selection of wines, Champagnes and beers.

Of special note is the Martini Collection, which features signature cocktail Solo Martini, comprising LoneWolf Cloudy Lemon Gin, vanilla vodka, Grand Marnier and lemon juice, along with classics such as Espresso Martinis. For alcohol-free moments, Solo Bar also offers a range of non-alcoholic cocktails such as Mango Mule, made with cucumber, honey syrup, mango puree, fresh lime juice and ginger beer.