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London is a hotbed of new openings from destination restaurants to designer hotels, from quirky cafes to stylish shops. Find out about the hottest openings in town - if it's new and newsworthy, it's here.

 
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Davies and Brook

Opens December 2019

Davies and Brook Opens December 2019 Claridge's new restaurant, Davies and Brook, opens in December 2019 | Dinner bookings from 9th, lunch bookings from 12th December. Daniel Humm, the chef behind Eleven Madison Park, number one in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, takes the helm at Claridge's new restaurant, Davies and Brook. The London restaurant borrows the design and culinary team from Eleven Madison Park, employing interior design by Brad Cloepfil from Allied Works and Executive Chef Dmitri Magi, previously chef de cuisine in New York. Both dining rooms share an art deco design with the marble-clad room in the old Metropolitan Life Building sitting just as pretty as London's art deco jewel. We're told Davies and Brook will focus on warm, inviting and engaging hospitality with delicious and beautiful cuisine. This is a fine dining restaurant that befits this wonderful five star hotel. In the adjoining Claridge's Bar, Leo Robitschek and Pietro Collina, the award winning team behind NYC bars at The NoMad and Eleven Madison Park, create cocktails inspired by the food. 2019/12/12 Where:
Davies and Brook, Claridge's, Brook Street London, W1K 4HR
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Davies and Brook, Claridge's, Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge's

Claridge's new restaurant, Davies and Brook, opens in December 2019 | Dinner bookings from 9th, lunch bookings from 12th December.

Daniel Humm, the chef behind Eleven Madison Park, number one in The World's 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, takes the helm at Claridge's new restaurant, Davies and Brook. The London restaurant borrows the design and culinary team from Eleven Madison Park, employing interior design by Brad Cloepfil from Allied Works and Executive Chef Dmitri Magi, previously chef de cuisine in New York. Both dining rooms share an art deco design with the marble-clad room in the old Metropolitan Life Building sitting just as pretty as London's art deco jewel. We're told Davies and Brook will focus on warm, inviting and engaging hospitality with delicious and beautiful cuisine. This is a fine dining restaurant that befits this wonderful five star hotel. In the adjoining Claridge's Bar, Leo Robitschek and Pietro Collina, the award winning team behind NYC bars at The NoMad and Eleven Madison Park, create cocktails inspired by the food.
 
 
 

Barbie Green

Opens December 2019

Barbie Green Opens December 2019 Barbie Green opens in December 2019. Occupying a unique site within the remains of St Alphage Church, in the historic London Wall Place, Barbie Green is an Australian cafe serving award-winning brunch, speciality coffee and pizza nearby the Barbican . From the floor to ceilings windows of the cafe you can see a section of the original City of London Wall, dating back to the second century. Part of t he Daisy Green Collection, which has 11 healthy eating cafes across London, this City of London site has an 'outside in' feeling thanks to its retractable glass windows opening up onto an expansive alfresco terrace and over an acre of ancient gardens. Open from 6am until midnight, the all-day menu offers Australian food cooked from scratch and is especially good for brunches and healthy eating as well as catering for paleo and vegan diets. Four huge Barbican meets Bondi-inspired artworks by 'Bonnie & Clyde' feature alongside colourful works by Grazie, Shuby and Paul Robinson to create a relaxed interior design with original art. 2019/12/15 Where:
Barbie Green, 2 London Wall Place London, EC2Y 5AU
Category: Cafes and Delis

Barbie Green, 2 Wall Place, London, EC2Y 5AU

Tube: Moorgate Station, Barbican Station, St. Paul's Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla Kazim

Barbie Green opens in December 2019.

Occupying a unique site within the remains of St Alphage Church, in the historic London Wall Place, Barbie Green is an Australian cafe serving award-winning brunch, speciality coffee and pizza nearby the Barbican . From the floor to ceilings windows of the cafe you can see a section of the original City of London Wall, dating back to the second century. Part of t he Daisy Green Collection, which has 11 healthy eating cafes across London, this City of London site has an 'outside in' feeling thanks to its retractable glass windows opening up onto an expansive alfresco terrace and over an acre of ancient gardens. Open from 6am until midnight, the all-day menu offers Australian food cooked from scratch and is especially good for brunches and healthy eating as well as catering for paleo and vegan diets. Four huge Barbican meets Bondi-inspired artworks by 'Bonnie & Clyde' feature alongside colourful works by Grazie, Shuby and Paul Robinson to create a relaxed interior design with original art.
 
 
 
 

Megan's Kensington High Street

Opens December 2019

Megan's Kensington High Street Opens December 2019 Megan's Kensington High Street officially opens in December 2019 | Soft launches will be announced via Instagram. Serving sunny Mediterranean food in their all-day cafes since 2002, when the first Megan's opened on the Kings Road, a seventh branch of the independently owned cafes launches on the corner of Kensington High Street and Phillimore Gardens. Here at Megan's on the High Street there's a great events space, the lounge, which hosts a fun diary of supper clubs, Sunday Night Movie Nights and other weekly shindigs. Brunch, served until 4.30pm, includes favourites like Eggs Benedict and smashed avo on toast. Lunch and dinner, available to eat in or takeaway, features flatbreads and sourdough toasties, salads, tortillas and 'posh' kebabs. A welcoming all-day affair, they have dog bowls, treats and even dog beds, children get free babyccinos and a kiddy menu, colouring sheets and crayons plus there's free wifi and plenty of plug points. Both the lounge and the main restaurant are available for private hire and parties, with overnight braised lamb shoulder, garlic tiger prawns and short rib of beef on the sharing menu. 2019/12/15 Where:
Megan's Kensington High Street, 204 Kensington High Street London, W8 7RG
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Megan's Kensington High Street, 204 Kensington High Street, London, W8 7RG

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla Kazim

Megan's Kensington High Street officially opens in December 2019 | Soft launches will be announced via Instagram.

Serving sunny Mediterranean food in their all-day cafes since 2002, when the first Megan's opened on the Kings Road, a seventh branch of the independently owned cafes launches on the corner of Kensington High Street and Phillimore Gardens. Here at Megan's on the High Street there's a great events space, the lounge, which hosts a fun diary of supper clubs, Sunday Night Movie Nights and other weekly shindigs. Brunch, served until 4.30pm, includes favourites like Eggs Benedict and smashed avo on toast. Lunch and dinner, available to eat in or takeaway, features flatbreads and sourdough toasties, salads, tortillas and 'posh' kebabs. A welcoming all-day affair, they have dog bowls, treats and even dog beds, children get free babyccinos and a kiddy menu, colouring sheets and crayons plus there's free wifi and plenty of plug points. Both the lounge and the main restaurant are available for private hire and parties, with overnight braised lamb shoulder, garlic tiger prawns and short rib of beef on the sharing menu.
 
 
 

Seoul Bird

Opens December 2019

Seoul Bird Opens December 2019 Seoul Bird opens in December 2019. Korean American chef Judy Joo puts crispy fried chicken on the menu at Westfield Shepherd's Bush with her restaurant Seoul Bird. Drawing on her heritage for inspiration and working in partnership with chef Andrew Hales, Judy has created an indulgent menu of 'Korean Seoul Food', including chicken that's been brined for 24 hours and then double fried for extra crunch. The chicken is served with an Asian slaw of red cabbage, daikon, onion and carrot, all tossed in citrus soy dressing, and there's the choice of whole thighs, whole wings or tenders along with spicy Korean BBQ, ranch, honey mustard and sweet soy ginger sauce. The Signature Seoul Burger, meanwhile, sees crispy Korean fried chicken that's been drizzled with soy and gochujang glaze and topped with kewpie mayo, red onion and iceberg lettuce sit inside a freshly toasted bun. Traditional bibimbap bowls are also available along with tempting sides such as kimchi mac n cheese and Korean fried cauliflower. 2019/12/15 Where:
Seoul Bird, Food Hall Westfield Shepherd's Bush London, W12 7GF
Category: American Cuisine

Seoul Bird, Food Hall Westfield Shepherd's Bush, London, W12 7GF

Tube: Wood Lane Station, Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla Kazim

Seoul Bird opens in December 2019.

Korean American chef Judy Joo puts crispy fried chicken on the menu at Westfield Shepherd's Bush with her restaurant Seoul Bird. Drawing on her heritage for inspiration and working in partnership with chef Andrew Hales, Judy has created an indulgent menu of 'Korean Seoul Food', including chicken that's been brined for 24 hours and then double fried for extra crunch. The chicken is served with an Asian slaw of red cabbage, daikon, onion and carrot, all tossed in citrus soy dressing, and there's the choice of whole thighs, whole wings or tenders along with spicy Korean BBQ, ranch, honey mustard and sweet soy ginger sauce. The Signature Seoul Burger, meanwhile, sees crispy Korean fried chicken that's been drizzled with soy and gochujang glaze and topped with kewpie mayo, red onion and iceberg lettuce sit inside a freshly toasted bun. Traditional bibimbap bowls are also available along with tempting sides such as kimchi mac n cheese and Korean fried cauliflower.
 
 
 

Page8

Opens 17th December 2019

Page8 Opens 17th December 2019 Page8 is taking bookings from 17th December 2019. New lifestyle brand Page Hotels is behind Page8 on St Martin's Place, a modern hotel opposite the National Portrait Gallery with 138 rooms and a rooftop restaurant. The second hotel from the brand, the group opened its first property, Page 148, in Hong Kong in the same year. Billed as "the home of urban explorers", the aim is to offer "luxury lifestyle accommodation with style and sophistication, in central locations, catering to those who enjoy discovering new and exciting places, but with affordable luxury rates that will delight". Page 8 - so called because of its address at 8 St Martin's Place - is located close to Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, and its rooms have "large windows overlooking some of central London’s most iconic landmarks, including Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, the Colosseum theatre, National Gallery and even spanning across to Battersea Power Station". 2019/12/17 Where:
Page8, 8 St Martin's Place London, WC2N 4JH
Category: New Hotels

Page8, 8 St Martin's Place, London, WC2N 4JH

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla Kazim

Page8 is taking bookings from 17th December 2019.

New lifestyle brand Page Hotels is behind Page8 on St Martin's Place, a modern hotel opposite the National Portrait Gallery with 138 rooms and a rooftop restaurant. The second hotel from the brand, the group opened its first property, Page 148, in Hong Kong in the same year. Billed as "the home of urban explorers", the aim is to offer "luxury lifestyle accommodation with style and sophistication, in central locations, catering to those who enjoy discovering new and exciting places, but with affordable luxury rates that will delight". Page 8 - so called because of its address at 8 St Martin's Place - is located close to Trafalgar Square and The National Gallery, and its rooms have "large windows overlooking some of central London’s most iconic landmarks, including Trafalgar Square, the London Eye, the Colosseum theatre, National Gallery and even spanning across to Battersea Power Station".
 
 
 

Bancone Golden Square

Opens 20th December 2019

Bancone Golden Square Opens 20th December 2019 Bancone Golden Square opens on Thursday 12th December 2019. Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent Garden, the opening of this second branch on Golden Square is A Good Thing. Described by Grace Dent as casually orgasmic and deeply affordable, Bancone has been making waves on the dining scene ever since it opened in Covent Garden back in 2018, and a placement on Michelin's 2020 Bib Gourmand list no doubt increased its popularity further still. Michelin-starred chef Claudio Melis has been brought in as culinary director at this 4,000 square foot restaurant, working with head chef Stefano Cilia to create grills and joints as well as the now famous pasta. Everyday favourites like the 'silk handkerchiefs with walnut butter and confit egg yolk' are on the menu alongside monthly-changing grilled specials like suckling pig or seasonal fish. Desserts include 'Amaresso Martini', putting a killer twist on the classic Espresso Martini. Seating is at 'banconi' (counters) for around 90 diners and there's a sizeable basement downstairs complete with cocktail bar plus private dining for around 12 or 16 people, with the option to hire the whole space. 2019/12/20 Where:
Bancone Golden Square, 10 Lower James Street London, W1F 9EL
Category: Italian Cuisine

Bancone Golden Square, 10 Lower James Street, London, W1F 9EL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina Sarkhel

Bancone Golden Square opens on Thursday 12th December 2019.

Given the queues can get pretty long at the original Bancone pasta bar in Covent Garden, the opening of this second branch on Golden Square is A Good Thing. Described by Grace Dent as casually orgasmic and deeply affordable, Bancone has been making waves on the dining scene ever since it opened in Covent Garden back in 2018, and a placement on Michelin's 2020 Bib Gourmand list no doubt increased its popularity further still. Michelin-starred chef Claudio Melis has been brought in as culinary director at this 4,000 square foot restaurant, working with head chef Stefano Cilia to create grills and joints as well as the now famous pasta. Everyday favourites like the 'silk handkerchiefs with walnut butter and confit egg yolk' are on the menu alongside monthly-changing grilled specials like suckling pig or seasonal fish. Desserts include 'Amaresso Martini', putting a killer twist on the classic Espresso Martini. Seating is at 'banconi' (counters) for around 90 diners and there's a sizeable basement downstairs complete with cocktail bar plus private dining for around 12 or 16 people, with the option to hire the whole space.
 
 
 

BOTTLES Chelsea

Opened 9th December 2019

BOTTLES Chelsea Opened 9th December 2019 Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a year later at a new site on Draycott Avenue. Founders Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano share their passion for quality Italian food and wine at BOTTLES Chelsea, putting the focus on micro-producers, natural and fine wines alongside small plates of Italian food. Unlike its sister venues which are designed with an industrial and rustic aesthetic, the Chelsea site is light and airy. The extensive wine list features an ever-changing range of styles, regions and indigenous grapes while also focusing on micro-producers in natural, biodynamic and organic wines. As well as fermented grape juice the bar offers fresh juices, lighter lunches, and an aperitivo menu influenced by classic Italian tipples. Arancino, black cod, nocellara olives and Sicilian chorizo hot dog are just some of the dishes you'll find. Knowing how intimidating a huge wine list can be, BOTTLES offers a concise and approachable menu in simple format with in-house sommeliers on hand to help. 2019/12/09 Where:
BOTTLES Chelsea, 100 Draycott Avenue London, SW3 3AD
Category: Wine Bars

BOTTLES Chelsea, 100 Draycott Avenue, London, SW3 3AD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina Sarkhel
Following on from its successful Old Spitalfields Market wine bar, launched in 2018, BOTTLES in West London opened a year later at a new site on Draycott Avenue. Founders Franco Mancini and Daniele Marano share their passion for quality Italian food and wine at BOTTLES Chelsea, putting the focus on micro-producers, natural and fine wines alongside small plates of Italian food. Unlike its sister venues which are designed with an industrial and rustic aesthetic, the Chelsea site is light and airy. The extensive wine list features an ever-changing range of styles, regions and indigenous grapes while also focusing on micro-producers in natural, biodynamic and organic wines. As well as fermented grape juice the bar offers fresh juices, lighter lunches, and an aperitivo menu influenced by classic Italian tipples. Arancino, black cod, nocellara olives and Sicilian chorizo hot dog are just some of the dishes you'll find. Knowing how intimidating a huge wine list can be, BOTTLES offers a concise and approachable menu in simple format with in-house sommeliers on hand to help.
 
 
 
 

Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Opened 9th December 2019

Great Scotland Yard Hotel Opened 9th December 2019 The original Scotland Yard, home to the police HQ from 1829 until 1890, has been transformed into a luxury hotel where the most expensive rooms cost £10,000 a night. Behind the red brick Edwardian facade lies a 236 room, £110 million hotel with The Yard - By Robin Gill and Forty Elephants as the hub of the hotel, open all day and serving everything from barista-served coffee to cocktails. Luxury design touches reference the building's police and military past - note the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork. The grand seven-storey building was used during investigations into Jack The Ripper and, most recently, by the Ministry of Defence but has also featured in 'Atonement', the 2007 film starring Keira Knightley. London developer Galliard Group worked with EPR Architects to create a sensitive conversion, adding new attic storeys and maintaining the attractions of the original building. Hand crafted marble, stone, wood, leathers and crystal - the glass sculpture in the main cocktail bar by LASVIT is particularly eye catching - create a sense of opulence and luxury befitting one of the capital's most expensive hotels. 2019/12/09 Where:
Great Scotland Yard Hotel, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard London, SW1A 2HW
Category: New Hotels

Great Scotland Yard Hotel, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HW

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina Sarkhel
The original Scotland Yard, home to the police HQ from 1829 until 1890, has been transformed into a luxury hotel where the most expensive rooms cost £10,000 a night. Behind the red brick Edwardian facade lies a 236 room, £110 million hotel with The Yard - By Robin Gill and Forty Elephants as the hub of the hotel, open all day and serving everything from barista-served coffee to cocktails. Luxury design touches reference the building's police and military past - note the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork. The grand seven-storey building was used during investigations into Jack The Ripper and, most recently, by the Ministry of Defence but has also featured in 'Atonement', the 2007 film starring Keira Knightley. London developer Galliard Group worked with EPR Architects to create a sensitive conversion, adding new attic storeys and maintaining the attractions of the original building. Hand crafted marble, stone, wood, leathers and crystal - the glass sculpture in the main cocktail bar by LASVIT is particularly eye catching - create a sense of opulence and luxury befitting one of the capital's most expensive hotels.
 
 
 

Le Deli Robuchon

Opened 7th December 2019

Le Deli Robuchon Opened 7th December 2019 The legacy of the late French chef, Joel Robuchon, can be found in this Mayfair pastisserie, Le Deli Robuchon, together with its sister restaurant Le Comptoir Robuchon in the same building but with its own separate entrance Clarges Street. Both remain true the great French chef's 'theatre' of cooking while maintaining his high standards - Robuchon was the most decorated chef in the history of the Michelin Guide, at one time holding 32 stars. At Le Deli on Piccadilly you can eat-in or take-away perfect pastries and sandwiches including baguette with ham and their own butter or Le Croque a la truffe made with Saint-Nectaire and truffle. Freshly baked pastries from the off-site boulangerie are brought in daily offering choices of banana bread with mascarpone and caramelised almonds, porridge with dry fruits and chia seeds as well as traditional handmade croissants. Salads, afternoon tea and cheese and charcuterie boards can be enjoyed at high-top tables as well as circular cafe tables. They're all surrounded by decorative displays and a marble topped deli display in the middle filled with prettily packaged cooking oils, cornmeal and cookie mix. 2019/12/07 Where:
Le Deli Robuchon, 82 Piccadilly London, W1J 8HB
Category: French Cuisine

Le Deli Robuchon, 82 Piccadilly, London, W1J 8HB

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina Sarkhel
The legacy of the late French chef, Joel Robuchon, can be found in this Mayfair pastisserie, Le Deli Robuchon, together with its sister restaurant Le Comptoir Robuchon in the same building but with its own separate entrance Clarges Street. Both remain true the great French chef's 'theatre' of cooking while maintaining his high standards - Robuchon was the most decorated chef in the history of the Michelin Guide, at one time holding 32 stars. At Le Deli on Piccadilly you can eat-in or take-away perfect pastries and sandwiches including baguette with ham and their own butter or Le Croque a la truffe made with Saint-Nectaire and truffle. Freshly baked pastries from the off-site boulangerie are brought in daily offering choices of banana bread with mascarpone and caramelised almonds, porridge with dry fruits and chia seeds as well as traditional handmade croissants. Salads, afternoon tea and cheese and charcuterie boards can be enjoyed at high-top tables as well as circular cafe tables. They're all surrounded by decorative displays and a marble topped deli display in the middle filled with prettily packaged cooking oils, cornmeal and cookie mix.
 
 
 

Mr Ji Soho

Opened 5th December 2019

Mr Ji Soho Opened 5th December 2019 Following a successful pop-up in Camden Samuel Haim, who's behind sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in Greenwich and Camden, has set up a permanent home for Mr Ji in Soho. Inspired by his visits to the bustling capital city of Taipei, Mr Ji dishes up crispy fried chicken dusted with flavoured powders, along with booze-spiked Taiwanese teas. Made with free range chicken, their hero dish is a huge butterflied chicken breast, brined, coated in gluten-free sweet potato flour and deep fried. Different flavourings, which include traditional spice, Thai ketchup and Korean BBQ, are accompanied by Mini Ji's - bite-sized pieces of marinated thigh tossed in house made sauces. Hot and sour Taiwanese soup, the Bao burger served in a steamed bun, house fries and Taipei slaw are also on the menu. The space, designed by Mystery, makes use of recycled materials - tables had a previous life as scaffolding boards. Taiwanese street art and light boxes emblazoned with bold quotes help recreate the neon-lit buzz of Shilin Night Market in Taipei. 2019/12/05 Where:
Mr Ji Soho, 72 Old Compton Street London, W1D 4UN
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Mr Ji Soho, 72 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UN

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina Sarkhel
Following a successful pop-up in Camden Samuel Haim, who's behind sustainable seafood restaurant Hook in Greenwich and Camden, has set up a permanent home for Mr Ji in Soho. Inspired by his visits to the bustling capital city of Taipei, Mr Ji dishes up crispy fried chicken dusted with flavoured powders, along with booze-spiked Taiwanese teas. Made with free range chicken, their hero dish is a huge butterflied chicken breast, brined, coated in gluten-free sweet potato flour and deep fried. Different flavourings, which include traditional spice, Thai ketchup and Korean BBQ, are accompanied by Mini Ji's - bite-sized pieces of marinated thigh tossed in house made sauces. Hot and sour Taiwanese soup, the Bao burger served in a steamed bun, house fries and Taipei slaw are also on the menu. The space, designed by Mystery, makes use of recycled materials - tables had a previous life as scaffolding boards. Taiwanese street art and light boxes emblazoned with bold quotes help recreate the neon-lit buzz of Shilin Night Market in Taipei.
 
 
 

Barboun

Opened 2nd December 2019

Barboun Opened 2nd December 2019 Growing up in Turkey, up-and-coming chef Fezile Ozalgan brings coastal Levantine flavours and live fire cooking to Barboun on bustling Great Eastern Street. Named after 'red mullet' in Turkish, the restaurant offers the fish as its signature dish, cooked with chunky muhammara and walnut. In high-ceilinged interiors at raw pewter tables, small plates of smoked eel with carob molasses are served alongside dishes like spinach and feta with mint and chard that make the most of the Levant's herbs and spices. While Fezile, f ormerly head chef of Yosma, is in charge of the kitchen, the whole thing is overseen by executive chef Hus Vedat. W arm, elegant interiors designed by Fabled Studio include oxblood leather accents, pale wood and rattan screens - a reference to the building's history as a cabinet maker's studio. Perch at the pewter-backed bar and order flatbreads - the 'Chokehold' with marinated artichokes, the 'Codfather' with a slick of taramasalata, and the 'Abrakebabra' topped with smoky lamb - while sipping on a glass of organic wine from the Levant and beyond. 2019/12/02 Where:
Barboun, 61-67 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3HU
Category: Turkish Cuisine

Barboun, 61-67 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren Sarigul
Growing up in Turkey, up-and-coming chef Fezile Ozalgan brings coastal Levantine flavours and live fire cooking to Barboun on bustling Great Eastern Street. Named after 'red mullet' in Turkish, the restaurant offers the fish as its signature dish, cooked with chunky muhammara and walnut. In high-ceilinged interiors at raw pewter tables, small plates of smoked eel with carob molasses are served alongside dishes like spinach and feta with mint and chard that make the most of the Levant's herbs and spices. While Fezile, f ormerly head chef of Yosma, is in charge of the kitchen, the whole thing is overseen by executive chef Hus Vedat. W arm, elegant interiors designed by Fabled Studio include oxblood leather accents, pale wood and rattan screens - a reference to the building's history as a cabinet maker's studio. Perch at the pewter-backed bar and order flatbreads - the 'Chokehold' with marinated artichokes, the 'Codfather' with a slick of taramasalata, and the 'Abrakebabra' topped with smoky lamb - while sipping on a glass of organic wine from the Levant and beyond.
 
 
 

Glass House Brick Lane

Opened 2nd December 2019

Glass House Brick Lane Opened 2nd December 2019 A coffee bar by day, serving cocktails till midnight and offering a creative co-working space in between, Glass House is a true community hub on Brick Lane. It's by Alex Peffly and Z He, the husband and wife team behind Bun House, Wun's Tea Room and Pleasant Lady on Soho's Greek Street. Bringing Alex's vision to life, architect Z has designed a bright and airy space within the glass-fronted building at the crossroads of Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road. Inside, centred around the terrazzo counter bar, are spaces for hot desking and a glass-encased recording studio. Freshly-made sandwiches refuel laptop-toting freelancers and as night falls, the lights are dimmed to create a neighbourhood bar with locally-brewed beers and spirits distilled on its doorstep, perfect for groups of friends looking to kick start their evening. 2019/12/02 Where:
Glass House Brick Lane, Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road London, E2 6DG
Category: Cafes and Delis

Glass House Brick Lane, Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 6DG

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren Sarigul
A coffee bar by day, serving cocktails till midnight and offering a creative co-working space in between, Glass House is a true community hub on Brick Lane. It's by Alex Peffly and Z He, the husband and wife team behind Bun House, Wun's Tea Room and Pleasant Lady on Soho's Greek Street. Bringing Alex's vision to life, architect Z has designed a bright and airy space within the glass-fronted building at the crossroads of Brick Lane and Bethnal Green Road. Inside, centred around the terrazzo counter bar, are spaces for hot desking and a glass-encased recording studio. Freshly-made sandwiches refuel laptop-toting freelancers and as night falls, the lights are dimmed to create a neighbourhood bar with locally-brewed beers and spirits distilled on its doorstep, perfect for groups of friends looking to kick start their evening.
 
 
 
 

Other Side Fried

Opened December 2019

Other Side Fried Opened December 2019 Originally starting as a street food van in Brixton, Other Side Fried has since expanded to four takeaway sites and kiosks across London, and in 2019 the founders, Matt and Tommy, opened their first bricks and mortar restaurant back where it all began, in Brixton. The brand has formed a strong fanbase thanks to its mouth-watering fried chicken burgers, which come smothered with smoked honey butter, hot sauce or ranch sauce, and crispy chicken strips served with Kiev mayo. The Brixton restaurant serves the classic menu as well as the brand's very first vegan burger. Enjoy the burgers with a side of Cajun fries, dirty fries or smoked mash and wash it all down with an ice-cold beer. 2019/12/02 Where:
Other Side Fried, Unit 14, Atlantic road London, SW9 8HX
Category: American Cuisine

Other Side Fried, Unit 14, Atlantic road, London, SW9 8HX

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren Sarigul
Originally starting as a street food van in Brixton, Other Side Fried has since expanded to four takeaway sites and kiosks across London, and in 2019 the founders, Matt and Tommy, opened their first bricks and mortar restaurant back where it all began, in Brixton. The brand has formed a strong fanbase thanks to its mouth-watering fried chicken burgers, which come smothered with smoked honey butter, hot sauce or ranch sauce, and crispy chicken strips served with Kiev mayo. The Brixton restaurant serves the classic menu as well as the brand's very first vegan burger. Enjoy the burgers with a side of Cajun fries, dirty fries or smoked mash and wash it all down with an ice-cold beer.
 
 
 

Paradise Soho

Opened 28th November 2019

Paradise Soho Opened 28th November 2019 It started out as a supper club at Balham's Brother Marcus but in 2019 Sri Lankan restaurant Paradise sets up a permanent home in Soho, taking over the space where Spuntino used to be. Head chef Charith Priyadarshana fuses British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu that's inspired by restaurateur Dom Fernando's childhood trips to Sri Lanka. The menu includes hoppers and kothu roti, mutton rolls with curry powder, c urries that include slow-roasted pork cheek curry, aubergine moju, jackfruit biriyani, and cabbage mallum. If the supper club is anything to go by, the setting will make you feel as though you're "sitting in a chic Colombo cafe" dining on food that's been "lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations". 2019/11/28 Where:
Paradise Soho, 61 Rupert Street London, W1D 7PW
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Paradise Soho, 61 Rupert Street, London, W1D 7PW

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren Sarigul
It started out as a supper club at Balham's Brother Marcus but in 2019 Sri Lankan restaurant Paradise sets up a permanent home in Soho, taking over the space where Spuntino used to be. Head chef Charith Priyadarshana fuses British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu that's inspired by restaurateur Dom Fernando's childhood trips to Sri Lanka. The menu includes hoppers and kothu roti, mutton rolls with curry powder, c urries that include slow-roasted pork cheek curry, aubergine moju, jackfruit biriyani, and cabbage mallum. If the supper club is anything to go by, the setting will make you feel as though you're "sitting in a chic Colombo cafe" dining on food that's been "lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations".
 
 
 

Brother Marcus Spitalfields

Opened 25th November 2019

Brother Marcus Spitalfields Opened 25th November 2019 Renowned for its flavoursome Eastern Mediterranean sharing plates and brunch dishes, Brother Marcus has opened its third and biggest site to date in Spitalfields Market. Much like its sister sites in Balham and Angel, the restaurant puts a strong focus on breakfast with signature plates such as sweet potato, courgette and feta fritters and beetroot cured salmon with scrambled eggs and sesame glazed tenderstem broccoli. Later in the day, sharing plates such as grilled pork sheftaliés are served along with Turkish pide breads, crunchy salads and falafel wraps while the evening sees the lights dim and a menu of slow-cooked sharing dishes served alongside natural wines. Diners can either eat inside the modern industrial dining room or take their food away - a selection of Eastern Med-inspired pastries and freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and coffee make for the perfect on-the-go treat. 2019/11/25 Where:
Brother Marcus Spitalfields, 2 Crispin Place London, E1 6DW
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Brother Marcus Spitalfields, 2 Crispin Place, London, E1 6DW

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren Sarigul
Renowned for its flavoursome Eastern Mediterranean sharing plates and brunch dishes, Brother Marcus has opened its third and biggest site to date in Spitalfields Market. Much like its sister sites in Balham and Angel, the restaurant puts a strong focus on breakfast with signature plates such as sweet potato, courgette and feta fritters and beetroot cured salmon with scrambled eggs and sesame glazed tenderstem broccoli. Later in the day, sharing plates such as grilled pork sheftaliés are served along with Turkish pide breads, crunchy salads and falafel wraps while the evening sees the lights dim and a menu of slow-cooked sharing dishes served alongside natural wines. Diners can either eat inside the modern industrial dining room or take their food away - a selection of Eastern Med-inspired pastries and freshly squeezed juices, smoothies and coffee make for the perfect on-the-go treat.
 
 
 

Manteca

Opened 22nd November 2019

Manteca Opened 22nd November 2019 Inspired by his travels through Rome and Napoli as well as L.A. and New York, chef Chris Leach continues the success of his 10 Heddon Street residency with Manteca on Great Marlborough Street. He has taken what he's learnt from fire cooking at Pitt Cue Co and the seasonality of Petersham Nurseries to this new venture with David Carter of Smokestak. A restaurant with an upbeat tempo, dishes which revolve around nose-to-tail cooking, hand-rolled pastas, and fire-cooked cuts are served to a playlist of afrobeat, hiphop and soul. Everything from the skin to the fat of the animal is used in small plates of duck sausage with prunes and Armagnac or larger dishes from the wood-fired grill such as grilled lamb neck. Fresh pastas might include tonnarelli, brown crab cacio e pepe or agnolotti dal plin, pork and hazelnuts - a labour-intensive pasta based on a Piedmontese recipe. To finish, simple desserts include burnt orange and whipped custard as well as fried caramelle, apple and cinnamon. Capturing the conviviality of Italian dining culture, Manteca is all about sharing really good food with friends and - in keeping with that laid back vibe - half the restaurant is held for walk-ins. 2019/11/22 Where:
Manteca, 58-59 Great Marlborough Street London, W1F 7JY
Category: Italian Cuisine

Manteca, 58-59 Great Marlborough Street, London, W1F 7JY

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
Inspired by his travels through Rome and Napoli as well as L.A. and New York, chef Chris Leach continues the success of his 10 Heddon Street residency with Manteca on Great Marlborough Street. He has taken what he's learnt from fire cooking at Pitt Cue Co and the seasonality of Petersham Nurseries to this new venture with David Carter of Smokestak. A restaurant with an upbeat tempo, dishes which revolve around nose-to-tail cooking, hand-rolled pastas, and fire-cooked cuts are served to a playlist of afrobeat, hiphop and soul. Everything from the skin to the fat of the animal is used in small plates of duck sausage with prunes and Armagnac or larger dishes from the wood-fired grill such as grilled lamb neck. Fresh pastas might include tonnarelli, brown crab cacio e pepe or agnolotti dal plin, pork and hazelnuts - a labour-intensive pasta based on a Piedmontese recipe. To finish, simple desserts include burnt orange and whipped custard as well as fried caramelle, apple and cinnamon. Capturing the conviviality of Italian dining culture, Manteca is all about sharing really good food with friends and - in keeping with that laid back vibe - half the restaurant is held for walk-ins.
 
 
 

Puttshack Bank

Opened 22nd November 2019

Puttshack Bank Opened 22nd November 2019 Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging lights and a clever system which tallies up your score as you go - and shows the leader boards in real time. The Bank branch at 1 Poultry, directly under Bank tube station, features a massive sky light from which commuters and passers-by can look down and in. With capacity for up to 650 guests, this mini golf venue offers three courses and a total of 27 holes to play with spot prizes to be won - free pizza! On weekends, DJs pump up the dance music to give the place a club night vibe. It's already proved to be a huge hit in west London - Puttshack White City in Westfield opened in 2018 - and it's brought to you by the same folks as Flight Club and Bounce so when it comes to social sports they know how to score a whole in one. If you're a speedy player it makes sense to book in for two rounds as you can easily complete one nine hole round in less than 15 minutes and then the fun's over too quick. 2019/11/22 Where:
Puttshack Bank, 1 Poultry, Bank London, EC2R 8JR
Category: Golf

Puttshack Bank, 1 Poultry, Bank, London, EC2R 8JR

Tube: Bank Station, Mansion House Station, Cannon Street Station, Monument Station, St. Paul's Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
Putting a swing into your social life, Puttshack brings crazy golf into the 21st century with high tech equipment, blinging lights and a clever system which tallies up your score as you go - and shows the leader boards in real time. The Bank branch at 1 Poultry, directly under Bank tube station, features a massive sky light from which commuters and passers-by can look down and in. With capacity for up to 650 guests, this mini golf venue offers three courses and a total of 27 holes to play with spot prizes to be won - free pizza! On weekends, DJs pump up the dance music to give the place a club night vibe. It's already proved to be a huge hit in west London - Puttshack White City in Westfield opened in 2018 - and it's brought to you by the same folks as Flight Club and Bounce so when it comes to social sports they know how to score a whole in one. If you're a speedy player it makes sense to book in for two rounds as you can easily complete one nine hole round in less than 15 minutes and then the fun's over too quick.
 
 
 
 

Stoney Street by 26 Grains

Opened 22nd November 2019

Stoney Street by 26 Grains Opened 22nd November 2019 At 26 Grains in Neal's Yard, Alex Hely-Hutchinson has been "serving nutritionally balanced breakfasts packed with layers of flavours and textures" (Olive Magazine) for five years. In October 2019 she opens Stoney Street in the heart of Borough Market. Named after the street it's located on, the all-day restaurant offers simple seasonal dishes with produce- and provenance-led cooking style. A big sister to 26 Grains, it's slightly more refined with a longer menu which includes small plates of warm chicory, pear and raclette salad for lunch with British raclette from neighbouring Kappacasein cheesemongers. In the evenings candles are lit and the kitchen, headed up by chef Henrietta Inman, offers choices of pollock with fennel, orange, olives and braised lentils or pappardelle with wild mushroom, sorrel, tarragon and egg yolk sauce. Stop by for a simple breakfast - pastries or six grain and seed porridge - coffee, or choose something seasonal from the bakery counter, served through a hatch for those on the go. Designed by Block1, the interiors are simple and stripped-back with brushed concrete floors, lime-washed walls and hand built wooden furniture. Out the back, bi-fold wooden doors open onto the terrace for alfresco dining late into the evening. 2019/11/22 Where:
Stoney Street by 26 Grains, 2-3 Stoney Street, Borough Market London, SE1 9AA
Category: British Cuisine

Stoney Street by 26 Grains, 2-3 Stoney Street, Borough Market, London, SE1 9AA

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
At 26 Grains in Neal's Yard, Alex Hely-Hutchinson has been "serving nutritionally balanced breakfasts packed with layers of flavours and textures" (Olive Magazine) for five years. In October 2019 she opens Stoney Street in the heart of Borough Market. Named after the street it's located on, the all-day restaurant offers simple seasonal dishes with produce- and provenance-led cooking style. A big sister to 26 Grains, it's slightly more refined with a longer menu which includes small plates of warm chicory, pear and raclette salad for lunch with British raclette from neighbouring Kappacasein cheesemongers. In the evenings candles are lit and the kitchen, headed up by chef Henrietta Inman, offers choices of pollock with fennel, orange, olives and braised lentils or pappardelle with wild mushroom, sorrel, tarragon and egg yolk sauce. Stop by for a simple breakfast - pastries or six grain and seed porridge - coffee, or choose something seasonal from the bakery counter, served through a hatch for those on the go. Designed by Block1, the interiors are simple and stripped-back with brushed concrete floors, lime-washed walls and hand built wooden furniture. Out the back, bi-fold wooden doors open onto the terrace for alfresco dining late into the evening.
 
 
 

Riverside Studios

Opened November 2019

Riverside Studios Opened November 2019 Following a five-year redevelopment Riverside Studios, Hammersmith's historic 86-year-old arts centre reveals its new multi-million-pound building. Reopening in three phases, first to launch in November 2019 is Studio 8 Cafe and Bar alongside Sam's Riverside. At the same time, the Riverside Artists Group presents an exhibition celebrating their return to the building. In January 2020, you can catch a play at one of the two theatre spaces which will be at Riverside Studios and see films at the two state of the art cinemas. The films - selected by the artistic director of film at HOME in Manchester - focus on independent cinema with festivals and seasons that continue the spirit of the much loved cinema that used to stand here. March 2020 will see the final public areas in the building open. The second performance space, Studio 2 can seat up to 500 people while Studio 5 is a rehearsal room that can also host community events and workshops. Much like its previous incarnation, the new building offers a little bit of everything under its roof, including a cinema, cafe and studio theatre. But as well as having the latest technology and a brand new building, the big difference is the opening up the riverside path and maxing out those beautiful views over Hammersmith Bridge and the Thames. 2019/11/21 Where:
Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline Street London, W6 9BN
Category: Arts Centres

Riverside Studios, 101 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9BN

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
Following a five-year redevelopment Riverside Studios, Hammersmith's historic 86-year-old arts centre reveals its new multi-million-pound building. Reopening in three phases, first to launch in November 2019 is Studio 8 Cafe and Bar alongside Sam's Riverside. At the same time, the Riverside Artists Group presents an exhibition celebrating their return to the building. In January 2020, you can catch a play at one of the two theatre spaces which will be at Riverside Studios and see films at the two state of the art cinemas. The films - selected by the artistic director of film at HOME in Manchester - focus on independent cinema with festivals and seasons that continue the spirit of the much loved cinema that used to stand here. March 2020 will see the final public areas in the building open. The second performance space, Studio 2 can seat up to 500 people while Studio 5 is a rehearsal room that can also host community events and workshops. Much like its previous incarnation, the new building offers a little bit of everything under its roof, including a cinema, cafe and studio theatre. But as well as having the latest technology and a brand new building, the big difference is the opening up the riverside path and maxing out those beautiful views over Hammersmith Bridge and the Thames.
 
 
 

Byron High Street Kensington

Opened 19th November 2019

Byron High Street Kensington Opened 19th November 2019 The original Byron on High Street Kensington had a complete makeover in November 2019, 12 years after the burger chain first arrived in London. The re-design which features large communal tables and social spaces for brunchers, is to be rolled out to all of its restaurants across the country in 2020. As well as adding comfy sofas for laptop workers and creating an improved space, Byron gets a new breakfast and brunch menu available from Thursday to Sunday, 9am to 12noon. Chicken and waffles with maple syrup, French toast with coconut creme and a Breakfast Tostada, made with feta, corn and black bean salsa take inspiration from the west coast of America. The ultimate breakfast butty squeezes in thick cut bacon, a Cumberland patty, fried egg and Cheddar cheese. Bloody Mary, bellinis and a botanical booze free spritz are among the drinks on offer alongside coffee by local supplier Paddy & Scott. Byron's burger, the hero dish which started it all, has also been revamped. The beef patty comes with a mouthwatering combination of bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, Byron sauce and housemade pickles. Byron's famous skin on fries are back and they've added a secret seasoning for good measure. 2019/11/19 Where:
Byron High Street Kensington, 222 Kensington High Street London, W8 7RG
Category: American Cuisine

Byron High Street Kensington, 222 Kensington High Street, London, W8 7RG

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
The original Byron on High Street Kensington had a complete makeover in November 2019, 12 years after the burger chain first arrived in London. The re-design which features large communal tables and social spaces for brunchers, is to be rolled out to all of its restaurants across the country in 2020. As well as adding comfy sofas for laptop workers and creating an improved space, Byron gets a new breakfast and brunch menu available from Thursday to Sunday, 9am to 12noon. Chicken and waffles with maple syrup, French toast with coconut creme and a Breakfast Tostada, made with feta, corn and black bean salsa take inspiration from the west coast of America. The ultimate breakfast butty squeezes in thick cut bacon, a Cumberland patty, fried egg and Cheddar cheese. Bloody Mary, bellinis and a botanical booze free spritz are among the drinks on offer alongside coffee by local supplier Paddy & Scott. Byron's burger, the hero dish which started it all, has also been revamped. The beef patty comes with a mouthwatering combination of bacon, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, Byron sauce and housemade pickles. Byron's famous skin on fries are back and they've added a secret seasoning for good measure.
 
 
 

Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo

Opened 18th November 2019

Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo Opened 18th November 2019 Close to cookery school Mimo, the husband and wife team behind the award-winning school and chef's table, have added Batera to their family. Meaning 'together' in Basque, the pintxos bar at The Borough Market Kitchen draws on the culture of the bars that line the streets of the old town in San Sebastian, where Jon and Nicole Warren founded the original Mimo. See row upon row of seasonal, daily-changing pintxos made with Basque specialties and British produce which - as with all Borough Market Kitchen traders - is sourced from Borough Market itself. Changing with the seasons, the menu takes us from tortillas, local cheeses and foraged mushrooms to warming Basque recipes like red wine braised oxtail in the colder months. Once you've decided what to have, grab a seat at the communal dining tables lining The Borough Market Kitchen and sit and eat together with friends and like minded foodies in the heart of Borough Market. 2019/11/18 Where:
Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo, 8 Southwark Street, Borough Market Kitchen London, SE1 1TL
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Batera - Pinxtos by Mimo, 8 Southwark Street, Borough Market Kitchen, London, SE1 1TL

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
Close to cookery school Mimo, the husband and wife team behind the award-winning school and chef's table, have added Batera to their family. Meaning 'together' in Basque, the pintxos bar at The Borough Market Kitchen draws on the culture of the bars that line the streets of the old town in San Sebastian, where Jon and Nicole Warren founded the original Mimo. See row upon row of seasonal, daily-changing pintxos made with Basque specialties and British produce which - as with all Borough Market Kitchen traders - is sourced from Borough Market itself. Changing with the seasons, the menu takes us from tortillas, local cheeses and foraged mushrooms to warming Basque recipes like red wine braised oxtail in the colder months. Once you've decided what to have, grab a seat at the communal dining tables lining The Borough Market Kitchen and sit and eat together with friends and like minded foodies in the heart of Borough Market.
 
 
 

Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen

Opened 18th November 2019

Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen Opened 18th November 2019 Winners of My Million Pound Menu with BBQ Dreamz, their Filipino street food truck, Lee Johnson and Sinead Campbell opened their first permanent restaurant in the same year. At Bong Bong's in Bethnal Green, the duo brings together a host of Filipino favourites in a buzzing, vibrant space, with South Asian cocktails and beers, as well as a weekly Sunday kamayan, a traditional communal feast where banana leaves line the tables. Classics like satay duck heart skewers, cooked over charcoal and topped with chicharron, and Lechon Kawali, a crispy chunk of pork belly, are offered on rotation with new additions. Adobo chicken, one such example, is poached in a traditional soy sauce, garlic and bay stew before being crumbed and fried, and served with a banana ketchup. Sugar cane rum is used in the cocktails while San Miguel beer is on tap. Split into a dining room and outdoor terrace, the restaurant is decorated with upcycled materials. Tropical flora, colourful lamps and bamboo candlesticks will remind you of the Filipino restaurants which inspired Bong Bong's. 2019/11/18 Where:
Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen, 460 Hackney Road London, E2 9EG
Category:

Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen, 460 Hackney Road, London, E2 9EG

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
Winners of My Million Pound Menu with BBQ Dreamz, their Filipino street food truck, Lee Johnson and Sinead Campbell opened their first permanent restaurant in the same year. At Bong Bong's in Bethnal Green, the duo brings together a host of Filipino favourites in a buzzing, vibrant space, with South Asian cocktails and beers, as well as a weekly Sunday kamayan, a traditional communal feast where banana leaves line the tables. Classics like satay duck heart skewers, cooked over charcoal and topped with chicharron, and Lechon Kawali, a crispy chunk of pork belly, are offered on rotation with new additions. Adobo chicken, one such example, is poached in a traditional soy sauce, garlic and bay stew before being crumbed and fried, and served with a banana ketchup. Sugar cane rum is used in the cocktails while San Miguel beer is on tap. Split into a dining room and outdoor terrace, the restaurant is decorated with upcycled materials. Tropical flora, colourful lamps and bamboo candlesticks will remind you of the Filipino restaurants which inspired Bong Bong's.
 
 
 
 

EllaMia

Opened 18th November 2019

EllaMia Opened 18th November 2019 Serving artisan coffee and colourful croissants in a pastel pink room, luxury coffee shop EllaMia is bang on trend. The small cafe comes from neighbouring St Martins Lane hotel and serves light bites and breakfasts from morning until 8pm every day. Pastries and healthier options including Greek yogurt with passion fruit, muesli and a protein smoothie bowl are available for breakfast. Sandwiches and savoury dishes, healthy and sweet bites are served throughout the rest of the day, so you can choose from crayfish and avocado on granary bread, goat's cheese quiche or a praline slice. Warming, spiced lattes come - LA style - in different flavours so you can choose from sweet potato and cinnamon, matcha or lavender and beetroot. As well as coffee and tea on the drinks list you'll find kombuchas and freshly made smoothies and protein shakes - in mixed berries or peanut butter and banana. Whether you're stopping off for breakfast or a pre-theatre pick-me-up, EllaMia adds a slice of luxury to your day. 2019/11/18 Where:
EllaMia, 45 St Martin's Lane, St Martins Lane Hotel London, WC2N 4HX
Category: Cafes and Delis

EllaMia, 45 St Martin's Lane, St Martins Lane Hotel, London, WC2N 4HX

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
Serving artisan coffee and colourful croissants in a pastel pink room, luxury coffee shop EllaMia is bang on trend. The small cafe comes from neighbouring St Martins Lane hotel and serves light bites and breakfasts from morning until 8pm every day. Pastries and healthier options including Greek yogurt with passion fruit, muesli and a protein smoothie bowl are available for breakfast. Sandwiches and savoury dishes, healthy and sweet bites are served throughout the rest of the day, so you can choose from crayfish and avocado on granary bread, goat's cheese quiche or a praline slice. Warming, spiced lattes come - LA style - in different flavours so you can choose from sweet potato and cinnamon, matcha or lavender and beetroot. As well as coffee and tea on the drinks list you'll find kombuchas and freshly made smoothies and protein shakes - in mixed berries or peanut butter and banana. Whether you're stopping off for breakfast or a pre-theatre pick-me-up, EllaMia adds a slice of luxury to your day.
 
 
 

The Borough Market Kitchen

Opened 18th November 2019

The Borough Market Kitchen Opened 18th November 2019 As it comes of age, Borough Market celebrates 21 years since its rebirth as a public market by introducing The Borough Market Kitchen. Under the airy covered roof of Jubilee Place you'll find a communal dining space with long tables where over 20 food traders offer cooked seasonal dishes made using produce from the market. Familiar favourites such as Arabica and Horn OK Indian street food sit alongside newcomers including Mei Mei Singaporean street food by chef Elizabeth Haigh and Batera - an all new Pintxos bar from Mimo London. It offers a truly global culinary tour with everything from Iranian Scotch Eggs to freshly made pasta, traditional Jamaican dishes to Japanese Soboro style rice bowls. With an emphasis on ethics and sustainability, the space is made from from recycled, sustainable materials and is entirely free from single use plastic. 2019/11/18 Where:
The Borough Market Kitchen, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street London, SE1 1TL
Category:

The Borough Market Kitchen, Borough Market, 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leach
As it comes of age, Borough Market celebrates 21 years since its rebirth as a public market by introducing The Borough Market Kitchen. Under the airy covered roof of Jubilee Place you'll find a communal dining space with long tables where over 20 food traders offer cooked seasonal dishes made using produce from the market. Familiar favourites such as Arabica and Horn OK Indian street food sit alongside newcomers including Mei Mei Singaporean street food by chef Elizabeth Haigh and Batera - an all new Pintxos bar from Mimo London. It offers a truly global culinary tour with everything from Iranian Scotch Eggs to freshly made pasta, traditional Jamaican dishes to Japanese Soboro style rice bowls. With an emphasis on ethics and sustainability, the space is made from from recycled, sustainable materials and is entirely free from single use plastic.
 
 
 

Daffodil Mulligan

Opened November 2019

Daffodil Mulligan Opened November 2019 For his third restaurant in London, Irish chef Richard Corrigan has gone into business with two fellow Irishmen: John Nugent, who founded Kings Place in King's Cross; and Tony Gibney from the well-known Irish pub Gibney's of Malahide. Named Daffodil Mulligan after the daughter of legendary Irish street seller Biddy Mulligan - immortalised in the Irish folk song Biddy Mulligan - the 60-cover restaurant includes a 10-seater oyster bar and a basement saloon bar where craft beers and spirits focus on smaller Irish distilleries and live music is played on select nights. In the restaurant upstairs, the hearty, changing menu is inspired by Corrigan's travels with much of the produce coming from his Virginia Park Lodge estate in Ireland. Daffodil Mulligan joins Corrigan's, Dickie's Bar and Bentley's in Mayfair. 2019/11/15 Where:
Daffodil Mulligan, 70-74 City Road, Old Street London, EC1Y 2BJ
Category:

Daffodil Mulligan, 70-74 City Road, Old Street , London, EC1Y 2BJ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef Photography
For his third restaurant in London, Irish chef Richard Corrigan has gone into business with two fellow Irishmen: John Nugent, who founded Kings Place in King's Cross; and Tony Gibney from the well-known Irish pub Gibney's of Malahide. Named Daffodil Mulligan after the daughter of legendary Irish street seller Biddy Mulligan - immortalised in the Irish folk song Biddy Mulligan - the 60-cover restaurant includes a 10-seater oyster bar and a basement saloon bar where craft beers and spirits focus on smaller Irish distilleries and live music is played on select nights. In the restaurant upstairs, the hearty, changing menu is inspired by Corrigan's travels with much of the produce coming from his Virginia Park Lodge estate in Ireland. Daffodil Mulligan joins Corrigan's, Dickie's Bar and Bentley's in Mayfair.
 
 
 

IT London

Opened 15th November 2019

IT London Opened 15th November 2019 Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Mayfair, IT London has been created by two Michelin-starred chef Gennaro Esposito and serves a menu of fine Italian fare with dishes including his signature olive soup with pan-fried cod served with a dash of almond cream. The menu also features comfort food dishes like spaghetti Pomodoro and light, crispy pizza. Complimentary and authentic Italian aperitivo is served in the bar and lounge area every day from 5pm to 9.30pm and the weekends welcome brunch with an Italian twist. Housed in a former art gallery, the restaurant also pays homage to the building's heritage with a showcase of emerging UK artists while a carefully curated soundtrack transports diners to Ibiza where the original IT first opened. The launch of the London restaurant in 2019 followed hot on the heels of IT's opening in Milan in April of the same year. 2019/11/15 Where:
IT London, 28-29 Dover Street London, W1S 4LX
Category: Italian Cuisine

IT London, 28-29 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LX

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef Photography
Bringing a taste of the Mediterranean to Mayfair, IT London has been created by two Michelin-starred chef Gennaro Esposito and serves a menu of fine Italian fare with dishes including his signature olive soup with pan-fried cod served with a dash of almond cream. The menu also features comfort food dishes like spaghetti Pomodoro and light, crispy pizza. Complimentary and authentic Italian aperitivo is served in the bar and lounge area every day from 5pm to 9.30pm and the weekends welcome brunch with an Italian twist. Housed in a former art gallery, the restaurant also pays homage to the building's heritage with a showcase of emerging UK artists while a carefully curated soundtrack transports diners to Ibiza where the original IT first opened. The launch of the London restaurant in 2019 followed hot on the heels of IT's opening in Milan in April of the same year.
 
 
 

Lina Stores King's Cross

Opened 15th November 2019

Lina Stores King's Cross Opened 15th November 2019 Lina Stores, a long standing and much loved Soho institution, brings its freshly made pasta and eye catching Italian deli to King's Cross, 75 years after the original Italian food store first opened on Brewer Street. In the same row of restaurants as Dishoom, Lina Stores King's Cross presents a spacious 100-seat restaurant and deli, decked out in the pretty pastel green that's become a Lina trademark. At the deli you can buy top quality Italian pantry essentials -salumi, cheeses, antipasti - and watch fresh pasta being rolled, folded and stuffed. Pasta is particularly good. In the restaurant, no less than nine different types of pasta are served on small plates - three or four are recommended for sharing with a friend. We tried pumpkin ravioli with sage, rondini stuffed with a generous portion of crab and scallop and - most indulgent - a rich 30 egg yolk taglionlini, simply served with parmigiano, butter and black truffle and simply delicious. But before all that were antipasti plates of stracciatella (a gooey soft cream cheese made from mozzarella curd and cream) with charred tomatoes, roasted aubergines with queen sized olives, pine nuts and raisins as well as paper thin sliced tuna tonnato with capers. Larger secondi choices include beef cheeks, seasonal seafood and vegetarian options while the dessert trolley delivers crowd pleasing classics - rum baba, torta Genoese, tiramisu and home-made gelato. It's the quality of ingredients, the Italian-ness of it and the stylish interiors that makes us love Lina Stores and we're sure you will fall head over heels for it too. 2019/11/15 Where:
Lina Stores King's Cross, 21 Stable Street London, N1C 4DR
Category: Italian Cuisine

Lina Stores King's Cross, 21 Stable Street, London, N1C 4DR

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef Photography
Lina Stores, a long standing and much loved Soho institution, brings its freshly made pasta and eye catching Italian deli to King's Cross, 75 years after the original Italian food store first opened on Brewer Street. In the same row of restaurants as Dishoom, Lina Stores King's Cross presents a spacious 100-seat restaurant and deli, decked out in the pretty pastel green that's become a Lina trademark. At the deli you can buy top quality Italian pantry essentials -salumi, cheeses, antipasti - and watch fresh pasta being rolled, folded and stuffed. Pasta is particularly good. In the restaurant, no less than nine different types of pasta are served on small plates - three or four are recommended for sharing with a friend. We tried pumpkin ravioli with sage, rondini stuffed with a generous portion of crab and scallop and - most indulgent - a rich 30 egg yolk taglionlini, simply served with parmigiano, butter and black truffle and simply delicious. But before all that were antipasti plates of stracciatella (a gooey soft cream cheese made from mozzarella curd and cream) with charred tomatoes, roasted aubergines with queen sized olives, pine nuts and raisins as well as paper thin sliced tuna tonnato with capers. Larger secondi choices include beef cheeks, seasonal seafood and vegetarian options while the dessert trolley delivers crowd pleasing classics - rum baba, torta Genoese, tiramisu and home-made gelato. It's the quality of ingredients, the Italian-ness of it and the stylish interiors that makes us love Lina Stores and we're sure you will fall head over heels for it too.
 
 
 
 

Market Hall West End

Opened 15th November 2019

Market Hall West End Opened 15th November 2019 First they opened Market Halls in Fulham and Victoria in 2018. A year later, Market Halls launched its third and most ambitious site - the largest food hall in the UK. Taking over the old BHS building, just off Oxford Street, this impressive space - with room for over 1,000 people - features eleven independent food traders, four bars, three dedicated events spaces, a first-of-its-kind internet TV studio, including a demo kitchen, and a roof terrace. Here at Market Hall West End you'll find familiar favourites from Fulham and Victoria as well as some new faces. Offering the ultimate rotisserie chicken, the creators of Flank have come up with a new concept: Good Birds. CookDaily presents plant-based vegan dishes which combines worldly flavours to create healthy soul food. There's Japanese ramen at Yatai, Persian style kebabs, Gopal's Malaysian roti and satay dishes, fresh New York-style pizza by Paradise Slice and pasta from Pastaio. Head to the rooftop bar for cocktails above Oxford Street and DJs playing most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 2019/11/15 Where:
Market Hall West End, 9 Holles Street, Oxford Street London, W1G 0BN
Category:

Market Hall West End, 9 Holles Street, Oxford Street, London, W1G 0BN

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood Birds
First they opened Market Halls in Fulham and Victoria in 2018. A year later, Market Halls launched its third and most ambitious site - the largest food hall in the UK. Taking over the old BHS building, just off Oxford Street, this impressive space - with room for over 1,000 people - features eleven independent food traders, four bars, three dedicated events spaces, a first-of-its-kind internet TV studio, including a demo kitchen, and a roof terrace. Here at Market Hall West End you'll find familiar favourites from Fulham and Victoria as well as some new faces. Offering the ultimate rotisserie chicken, the creators of Flank have come up with a new concept: Good Birds. CookDaily presents plant-based vegan dishes which combines worldly flavours to create healthy soul food. There's Japanese ramen at Yatai, Persian style kebabs, Gopal's Malaysian roti and satay dishes, fresh New York-style pizza by Paradise Slice and pasta from Pastaio. Head to the rooftop bar for cocktails above Oxford Street and DJs playing most Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
 
 
 

VyTA Covent Garden

Opened November 2019

VyTA Covent Garden Opened November 2019 In the heart of Covent Garden - and with a stunning balcony overlooking the main square - VyTA is an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar decorated with geometric patterns and plush velvet furnishings. Spread across three floors, the expansive 200-cover venue boasts a stunning main restaurant serving breakfast and brunch through to dinner and beyond. It also comes with a cosy 24-cover lounge (80 if standing) as well as a hidden gem of a basement, ideal for private dining. Open all year round, the heated outdoor terrace - perfect for a pre or post dinner - is right in the epicentre of the famous Covent Garden piazza. Menu highlights include pork neck with roasted winter roots, risotto rosa - made with red beetroot - h omemade ravioli and prawn carpacci with marinated vegetables and burrata cream. On weekends, you can kick back and enjoy cocktails and the lively atmosphere as DJs play every Thursday to Saturday until 11pm. An impressive wine list includes bottles from top Italian wine producers. 2019/11/15 Where:
VyTA Covent Garden, 21 The Market London, WC2E 8RD
Category: Italian Cuisine

VyTA Covent Garden, 21 The Market, London, WC2E 8RD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood Birds
In the heart of Covent Garden - and with a stunning balcony overlooking the main square - VyTA is an Italian restaurant and cocktail bar decorated with geometric patterns and plush velvet furnishings. Spread across three floors, the expansive 200-cover venue boasts a stunning main restaurant serving breakfast and brunch through to dinner and beyond. It also comes with a cosy 24-cover lounge (80 if standing) as well as a hidden gem of a basement, ideal for private dining. Open all year round, the heated outdoor terrace - perfect for a pre or post dinner - is right in the epicentre of the famous Covent Garden piazza. Menu highlights include pork neck with roasted winter roots, risotto rosa - made with red beetroot - h omemade ravioli and prawn carpacci with marinated vegetables and burrata cream. On weekends, you can kick back and enjoy cocktails and the lively atmosphere as DJs play every Thursday to Saturday until 11pm. An impressive wine list includes bottles from top Italian wine producers.
 
 
 

Silo

Opened 14th November 2019

Silo Opened 14th November 2019 Climb the canalside cast-iron staircase to the upper floor of The White Building in Hackney Wick and you'll find Silo, a smart casual restaurant by award-winning chef and zero-waste pioneer Douglas McMaster. His sustainable approach is seen throughout the whole restaurant, which overlooks the River Lea, from its supply chain - trading directly with farmers - to composting any leftover scraps. Interiors too focus on sustainable design, the result of a collaboration between interior designer Nina Woodcroft and conservationist Seetal Solanki. Furniture is made from post-industrial materials and there's a large counter made from recycled glass bottles. On the continually changing menu of ten to fifteen dishes you may find dishes like smoked violet carrots with egg yolks and elephant garlic as well as artichokes cooked on fire with stilton sauce and pickles. All are cooked in the open kitchen with a burning fire at its centre. Wines are sourced from small, artisanal producers such as Sussex-based natural and biodynamic wine producer, Ben Walgate of Tillingham Wines, and cocktails are made in collaboration with award-winning bartender, Mr Lyan. 2019/11/14 Where:
Silo, The White Building, Unit 7, Queens Yard London, E9 5EN
Category: British Cuisine

Silo, The White Building, Unit 7, Queens Yard, London, E9 5EN

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood Birds
Climb the canalside cast-iron staircase to the upper floor of The White Building in Hackney Wick and you'll find Silo, a smart casual restaurant by award-winning chef and zero-waste pioneer Douglas McMaster. His sustainable approach is seen throughout the whole restaurant, which overlooks the River Lea, from its supply chain - trading directly with farmers - to composting any leftover scraps. Interiors too focus on sustainable design, the result of a collaboration between interior designer Nina Woodcroft and conservationist Seetal Solanki. Furniture is made from post-industrial materials and there's a large counter made from recycled glass bottles. On the continually changing menu of ten to fifteen dishes you may find dishes like smoked violet carrots with egg yolks and elephant garlic as well as artichokes cooked on fire with stilton sauce and pickles. All are cooked in the open kitchen with a burning fire at its centre. Wines are sourced from small, artisanal producers such as Sussex-based natural and biodynamic wine producer, Ben Walgate of Tillingham Wines, and cocktails are made in collaboration with award-winning bartender, Mr Lyan.
 
 
 

Pacific: 10 Heddon Street

Opened 13th November 2019

Pacific: 10 Heddon Street Opened 13th November 2019 From Wednesday 13th November 2019 until the end of February 2020, award-winning Australian chef Shaun Presland brings a new and distinctly Aussie take on contemporary Japanese cuisine to 10 Heddon Street. In a street full of good restaurants - Momo most famous among them - number 10 offers something different; it's being used for a new initiative by owners The Crown Estate giving talented chefs and restauranteurs space to test new concepts for short periods of time. Offering both a chilled out daytime space and a livelier evening venue, Pacific invites you to dine on bondi rolls (a riceless sashimi roll served with avocado) and potato and mushroom croquettes. Seating is at stripped wooden tables set among deep turquoise walls adorned with silver hangings designed to look like ripples on water. Corbin & King's Abhi Sharma and his front of house team are there to serve you Australian wines and Japanese cocktails to complement the market-fresh fish and seafood, sourced from both native UK waters and the South East Pacific. 2019/11/13 Where:
Pacific: 10 Heddon Street, 10 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BX
Category: Fish and Seafood

Pacific: 10 Heddon Street, 10 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BX

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood Birds
From Wednesday 13th November 2019 until the end of February 2020, award-winning Australian chef Shaun Presland brings a new and distinctly Aussie take on contemporary Japanese cuisine to 10 Heddon Street. In a street full of good restaurants - Momo most famous among them - number 10 offers something different; it's being used for a new initiative by owners The Crown Estate giving talented chefs and restauranteurs space to test new concepts for short periods of time. Offering both a chilled out daytime space and a livelier evening venue, Pacific invites you to dine on bondi rolls (a riceless sashimi roll served with avocado) and potato and mushroom croquettes. Seating is at stripped wooden tables set among deep turquoise walls adorned with silver hangings designed to look like ripples on water. Corbin & King's Abhi Sharma and his front of house team are there to serve you Australian wines and Japanese cocktails to complement the market-fresh fish and seafood, sourced from both native UK waters and the South East Pacific.
 
 
 

Ugly Butterfly

Opened 13th November 2019

Ugly Butterfly Opened 13th November 2019 All of the dishes at Ugly Butterfly, Adam Handling's restaurant with sustainability at its core, are made from ingredients typically thrown away as waste. As well as providing a great place to eat and drink, the King's Road restaurant and Champagne bar is a hub for sustainability. Even the interiors have been created using up-cycled and re-utilised materials. Twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, there are talks on the everything from sustainable food and drink to fashion and art. The menu makes use of unwanted food - most of which comes from Adam Handling Chelsea - the in-house restaurant at the Belmond Cadogan - to create dishes such as deboned crispy fried chicken feet with caviar, cheese doughnuts, broccoli stalk Caesar salad and overripe fruit jam. Partnering with Cadogan, Quintessentially and The Felix Project, a percentage of the profits goes towards fighting food waste, and two dishes on the menu will use Feast Fairly pullet eggs which are usually considered too small to use. Open for walk-ins from lunch time until late evening from Wednesday to Sunday, Ugly Butterfly is creating something beautiful out of what would normally be considered trash. 2019/11/13 Where:
Ugly Butterfly, 55 King's Road London, SW3 4ND
Category: British Cuisine

Ugly Butterfly, 55 King's Road, London, SW3 4ND

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam Handling
All of the dishes at Ugly Butterfly, Adam Handling's restaurant with sustainability at its core, are made from ingredients typically thrown away as waste. As well as providing a great place to eat and drink, the King's Road restaurant and Champagne bar is a hub for sustainability. Even the interiors have been created using up-cycled and re-utilised materials. Twice a week, on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, there are talks on the everything from sustainable food and drink to fashion and art. The menu makes use of unwanted food - most of which comes from Adam Handling Chelsea - the in-house restaurant at the Belmond Cadogan - to create dishes such as deboned crispy fried chicken feet with caviar, cheese doughnuts, broccoli stalk Caesar salad and overripe fruit jam. Partnering with Cadogan, Quintessentially and The Felix Project, a percentage of the profits goes towards fighting food waste, and two dishes on the menu will use Feast Fairly pullet eggs which are usually considered too small to use. Open for walk-ins from lunch time until late evening from Wednesday to Sunday, Ugly Butterfly is creating something beautiful out of what would normally be considered trash.
 
 
 
 

The Ivy Victoria

Opened 12th November 2019

The Ivy Victoria Opened 12th November 2019 Part of The Ivy Collection, the two-floor Ivy Victoria restaurant offers all-day dining, a bar upstairs and a foliage covered al fresco terrace. Known for their stylish interiors, The Ivy's group of brasserie style restaurants are laid back but sophisticated. Notable features include artwork inspired by the railway, Buckingham Palace, theatre and Victorian London, bold and colourful fabrics, and leather banquettes. All of which helps create a comfortable place to enjoy modern British and internationally inspired dishes from breakfast to dinner. Overseen by head chef Katie Burke, food choices include everything from white onion soup with onion Lyonnaise to malted banana ice cream with chocolate brownie. Lemon sole on the bone with beurre noisette, lemon, caper and parsley is just one of the mains. In the bar upstairs, which has its own balcony space, cocktails, DJs and a calendar of entertainment help create a lively atmosphere. 2019/11/12 Where:
The Ivy Victoria, 66 Victoria Street London, SW1E 6SQ
Category: British Cuisine

The Ivy Victoria, 66 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ

Tube: Victoria Station, St James's Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam Handling
Part of The Ivy Collection, the two-floor Ivy Victoria restaurant offers all-day dining, a bar upstairs and a foliage covered al fresco terrace. Known for their stylish interiors, The Ivy's group of brasserie style restaurants are laid back but sophisticated. Notable features include artwork inspired by the railway, Buckingham Palace, theatre and Victorian London, bold and colourful fabrics, and leather banquettes. All of which helps create a comfortable place to enjoy modern British and internationally inspired dishes from breakfast to dinner. Overseen by head chef Katie Burke, food choices include everything from white onion soup with onion Lyonnaise to malted banana ice cream with chocolate brownie. Lemon sole on the bone with beurre noisette, lemon, caper and parsley is just one of the mains. In the bar upstairs, which has its own balcony space, cocktails, DJs and a calendar of entertainment help create a lively atmosphere.
 
 
 

14 Hills

Opened 11th November 2019

14 Hills Opened 11th November 2019 One floor below the public roof garden that crowns 120 Fenchurch Street, 14 Hills offers modern British food cooked with French flair from an all-day menu created by Executive Chef Thomas Piat, formerly at Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge and at JOIA par Helene Darroze in Paris. Part of D&D London, the restaurant on the 14th floor of the landmark office building designed by Eric Parry Architects has spectacular views - you can see the Thames, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and The Shard from here - and it's planted with mature trees, shrubs and large pergolas, creating a lush interior to complement the garden above. From breakfasts and business lunches to sophisticated dinners, the restaurant also provides Saturday brunches, Sunday roasts and a fast-serve deli counter. Interiors are by award winning Robert Angell Design International whose past projects include The Berkeley and Savoy hotels as well as Wild Ink at Hudson Yards in New York. 2019/11/11 Where:
14 Hills, 120 Fenchurch Street London, EC3M 5BA
Category: British Cuisine

14 Hills, 120 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA

Tube: Tower Hill Station, Monument Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam Handling
One floor below the public roof garden that crowns 120 Fenchurch Street, 14 Hills offers modern British food cooked with French flair from an all-day menu created by Executive Chef Thomas Piat, formerly at Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental in Knightsbridge and at JOIA par Helene Darroze in Paris. Part of D&D London, the restaurant on the 14th floor of the landmark office building designed by Eric Parry Architects has spectacular views - you can see the Thames, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and The Shard from here - and it's planted with mature trees, shrubs and large pergolas, creating a lush interior to complement the garden above. From breakfasts and business lunches to sophisticated dinners, the restaurant also provides Saturday brunches, Sunday roasts and a fast-serve deli counter. Interiors are by award winning Robert Angell Design International whose past projects include The Berkeley and Savoy hotels as well as Wild Ink at Hudson Yards in New York.
 
 
 

Folie

Opened 11th November 2019

Folie Opened 11th November 2019 Taking diners on a journey from Marseille to Portofino through to St Tropez and Nice, Folie in Golden Square draws inspiration from the dining and culture of the French Riviera. Created by Executive Head Chef Christophe Marleix, formerly of The Grill at The Dorchester and Alain Ducasee's Plaza Athénée, the Mediterranean menu provides a taste of the coast with dishes such as sea bream crudo with citrus and avocado and megrim sole with Menton lemon while sharing platters of whole confit lamb shoulder with basil baby potatoes and whole sea bass grilled in a charcoal oven are perfect for group dining. The bar, meanwhile, offers a line-up of classic cocktails as well as a selection of rare and unusual pastis and vermouths. Studio KO - the design team responsible for the interiors at Chiltern Firehouse - are behind the opulent interiors, creating a glamorous backdrop reminiscent of the 1960s and '70s. 2019/11/11 Where:
Folie, 37 Golden Square London, W1F 9LB
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Folie, 37 Golden Square, London, W1F 9LB

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann Deret
Taking diners on a journey from Marseille to Portofino through to St Tropez and Nice, Folie in Golden Square draws inspiration from the dining and culture of the French Riviera. Created by Executive Head Chef Christophe Marleix, formerly of The Grill at The Dorchester and Alain Ducasee's Plaza Athénée, the Mediterranean menu provides a taste of the coast with dishes such as sea bream crudo with citrus and avocado and megrim sole with Menton lemon while sharing platters of whole confit lamb shoulder with basil baby potatoes and whole sea bass grilled in a charcoal oven are perfect for group dining. The bar, meanwhile, offers a line-up of classic cocktails as well as a selection of rare and unusual pastis and vermouths. Studio KO - the design team responsible for the interiors at Chiltern Firehouse - are behind the opulent interiors, creating a glamorous backdrop reminiscent of the 1960s and '70s.
 
 
 

The Collective Canary Wharf - Mthr

Opened 11th November 2019

The Collective Canary Wharf - Mthr Opened 11th November 2019 High up on the 20th floor of co-working space The Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr is the restaurant and rooftop gathering point for the whole building - the largest co-living space in the world, with 705 rooms spanning 21 storeys . Offering a global menu and a 'collective' dining experience, head chef Arnuad Delannay has created a menu with a strong focus on sharing dishes. Open to the public as well as co-working members, the restaurant offers seasonal salads, daily changing dishes from the roving food trolley and mains like baked whole sea bream with blackened asparagus or five spiced pork shoulder with bao buns and camembert croquettes. Breakfast is laid out on the Market Table so you can serve yourself from a generous spread of breakfast favourites. But if you're in a hurry, there is also a Grab & Go cafe called Morning, Afternoon, Evening or (M.A.E) where tea, coffee and other drinks are ready to go alongside ready-made patisseries and sandwiches. In the evening, the large bar with an outside balcony and botanical sculptures above it is the place to go for an informal drink with the city skyline as your backdrop. 2019/11/11 Where:
The Collective Canary Wharf - Mthr, 20 Crossharbour Plaza London, E14 9YF
Category:

The Collective Canary Wharf - Mthr, 20 Crossharbour Plaza, London, E14 9YF

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant
High up on the 20th floor of co-working space The Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr is the restaurant and rooftop gathering point for the whole building - the largest co-living space in the world, with 705 rooms spanning 21 storeys . Offering a global menu and a 'collective' dining experience, head chef Arnuad Delannay has created a menu with a strong focus on sharing dishes. Open to the public as well as co-working members, the restaurant offers seasonal salads, daily changing dishes from the roving food trolley and mains like baked whole sea bream with blackened asparagus or five spiced pork shoulder with bao buns and camembert croquettes. Breakfast is laid out on the Market Table so you can serve yourself from a generous spread of breakfast favourites. But if you're in a hurry, there is also a Grab & Go cafe called Morning, Afternoon, Evening or (M.A.E) where tea, coffee and other drinks are ready to go alongside ready-made patisseries and sandwiches. In the evening, the large bar with an outside balcony and botanical sculptures above it is the place to go for an informal drink with the city skyline as your backdrop.
 
 
 

Volta do Mar

Opened 11th November 2019

Volta do Mar Opened 11th November 2019 From husband and wife team Simon Mullins (co-founder of the Salt Yard Group) and Isabel Almeida Da Silva (former front of house of Mirabelle and The Delaunay) comes Portuguese restaurant Volta do Mar. Sitting within a Georgian townhouse in Covent Garden, the restaurant sees Head Chef George Tannock - formerly of The Dorchester, The Fat Duck, Treves & Hyde and Sexy Fish - serve a menu that explores the regional cuisine of Portugal, including the classic dishes born out of the country's trading past with Goa, Mozambique, Brazil and Macau. Plates include smoked ham hock feijoada, Iberico pork vindalho and Goan smoked chorizo with naan and there's also piri piri marinades created using chilli from Angola and Mozambique. The drinks menu showcases Portuguese wines from both the mainland and the volcanic Azores and the interiors provide a further nod to Portugal with playful references to its trading past. 2019/11/11 Where:
Volta do Mar, 13-15 Tavistock Street London, WC2E 7PS
Category: Central European Cuisine

Volta do Mar, 13-15 Tavistock Street, London, WC2E 7PS

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant
From husband and wife team Simon Mullins (co-founder of the Salt Yard Group) and Isabel Almeida Da Silva (former front of house of Mirabelle and The Delaunay) comes Portuguese restaurant Volta do Mar. Sitting within a Georgian townhouse in Covent Garden, the restaurant sees Head Chef George Tannock - formerly of The Dorchester, The Fat Duck, Treves & Hyde and Sexy Fish - serve a menu that explores the regional cuisine of Portugal, including the classic dishes born out of the country's trading past with Goa, Mozambique, Brazil and Macau. Plates include smoked ham hock feijoada, Iberico pork vindalho and Goan smoked chorizo with naan and there's also piri piri marinades created using chilli from Angola and Mozambique. The drinks menu showcases Portuguese wines from both the mainland and the volcanic Azores and the interiors provide a further nod to Portugal with playful references to its trading past.
 
 
 
 

Amazonico London

Opened 9th November 2019

Amazonico London Opened 9th November 2019 Amazonico in Madrid is a favourite with celebrities and socialites and the London restaurant, located on well-to-do Berkeley Square, attracts the same sort of crowd. Owned by husband and wife team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco - two of Madrid's best-known restauranteurs - Amazonico brings all the flavours of Latin America to the table, from traditional Brazilian dishes (like sea bream cooked on espeto and barbequed over a hot fire) to Peruvian sushi - served at a dedicated counter. Lush interiors are extravagantly decorated with peacocks p erched on the bar, chosen by artist Lazaro Rosa-Violan who has used natural wood and terracotta to capture the rainforest feel. Jazz is played live every evening and as dusk turns to dark the lounge is filled with 'elec-tropical' sounds and Latin American tunes from the resident DJ. If you're booking for a party, the 2 0-person rainforest-themed private dining room is the place to go with ferns and flora covering everything from the walls to the seats. 2019/11/09 Where:
Amazonico London, 10 Berkeley Square London, W1J 6BR
Category: South American Cuisine

Amazonico London, 10 Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BR

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studio
Amazonico in Madrid is a favourite with celebrities and socialites and the London restaurant, located on well-to-do Berkeley Square, attracts the same sort of crowd. Owned by husband and wife team, Sandro Silva and Marta Seco - two of Madrid's best-known restauranteurs - Amazonico brings all the flavours of Latin America to the table, from traditional Brazilian dishes (like sea bream cooked on espeto and barbequed over a hot fire) to Peruvian sushi - served at a dedicated counter. Lush interiors are extravagantly decorated with peacocks p erched on the bar, chosen by artist Lazaro Rosa-Violan who has used natural wood and terracotta to capture the rainforest feel. Jazz is played live every evening and as dusk turns to dark the lounge is filled with 'elec-tropical' sounds and Latin American tunes from the resident DJ. If you're booking for a party, the 2 0-person rainforest-themed private dining room is the place to go with ferns and flora covering everything from the walls to the seats.
 
 
 

Junkyard Golf Club

Opened November 2019

Junkyard Golf Club Opened November 2019 After drawing the crowds to its Brick Lane pop-up, Junkyard Golf Club has now found a new permanent home, moving its eccentric crazy golf courses to Broadgate Quarter in Hackney. Junkyard pride themselves on giving you the craziest golf you've ever played with four 9-hole courses featuring all manner of odd obstacles created using hoarded junk, second-hand purchases and charity finds. Expect everything from volcanoes to jacuzzis, all interspersed with neon colours and graffiti artwork. A new addition created for this site is the Acid House theme, full of electric, UV mayhem, while three bars serve colourful, creative and sweetly nostalgic cocktails such as the Ribena Turner, Porn in the USA and Post Melon. 2019/11/08 Where:
Junkyard Golf Club, Broadgate Quarter London, EC2A 2AW
Category:

Junkyard Golf Club, Broadgate Quarter, London, EC2A 2AW

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studio
After drawing the crowds to its Brick Lane pop-up, Junkyard Golf Club has now found a new permanent home, moving its eccentric crazy golf courses to Broadgate Quarter in Hackney. Junkyard pride themselves on giving you the craziest golf you've ever played with four 9-hole courses featuring all manner of odd obstacles created using hoarded junk, second-hand purchases and charity finds. Expect everything from volcanoes to jacuzzis, all interspersed with neon colours and graffiti artwork. A new addition created for this site is the Acid House theme, full of electric, UV mayhem, while three bars serve colourful, creative and sweetly nostalgic cocktails such as the Ribena Turner, Porn in the USA and Post Melon.
 
 
 

Royal Wharf Pier

Opened 7th November 2019

Royal Wharf Pier Opened 7th November 2019 Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier is both a functional and leisure facility. The floating gangway and pontoon is a stop off point for the MBNA Thames Clippers while the floating viewing platform provides a peaceful space for people to linger, relax and admire the unique views up and down the Thames. You can see the Millennium Park, Thames Barrier and Canary Wharf from here. Its strikingly modern design is by London-based architects Nex who have used integrated seating, a sheltered waiting area and durable marine grade timber to create a metal shelter, providing warmth and protection from the elements. The pier links the Royal Wharf development - a neighbourhood of 3,385 riverside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, part of the £3.5bn Royal Docks regeneration - with The O2, Canary Wharf and as far west as Putney via Battersea. 2019/11/07 Where:
Royal Wharf Pier, Royal Wharf London, E16 2SB
Category:

Royal Wharf Pier, Royal Wharf, London, E16 2SB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James Brittain
Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier is both a functional and leisure facility. The floating gangway and pontoon is a stop off point for the MBNA Thames Clippers while the floating viewing platform provides a peaceful space for people to linger, relax and admire the unique views up and down the Thames. You can see the Millennium Park, Thames Barrier and Canary Wharf from here. Its strikingly modern design is by London-based architects Nex who have used integrated seating, a sheltered waiting area and durable marine grade timber to create a metal shelter, providing warmth and protection from the elements. The pier links the Royal Wharf development - a neighbourhood of 3,385 riverside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, part of the £3.5bn Royal Docks regeneration - with The O2, Canary Wharf and as far west as Putney via Battersea.
 
 
 

Sussex

Opened 7th November 2019

Sussex Opened 7th November 2019 On the site that used to be home to Arbutus and Bistro Bruno before that, the Gladwin Brothers present a restaurant which amounts to a celebration of the Sussex countryside. The three brothers, Richard, Gregory and chef Oliver, who have already enjoyed success with The Shed in Notting Hill, Rabbit on the Kings Road and Nutbourne in Battersea, have created Sussex as a home for both the rustic and the refined. Home-grown, heritage dishes merge with modern cooking techniques in dishes like smoked trout cornettos with blood orange pearls and dill powder, beef and horseradish crackling and homemade truffled burrata - snacks to start off with. Each goes well with fine English wines - from the Gladwin's award-winning wines made in their Nutbourne vineyard in Sussex - beers and cocktails served in the adjoining bar. Daily specials may include roasted grouse or Oliver's signature Wellington dishes with fillings like venison or hare. By day, the room is flooded with light from large windows, in the evening oak panels create a warm, intimate atmosphere. The chef's table downstairs allows up to twenty people front row seats at the theatre of a working kitchen and works just aa well as a backdrop for a butchery masterclass. 2019/11/07 Where:
Sussex, 63-64 Frith Street London, W1D 3JW
Category: British Cuisine

Sussex, 63-64 Frith Street, London, W1D 3JW

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James Brittain
On the site that used to be home to Arbutus and Bistro Bruno before that, the Gladwin Brothers present a restaurant which amounts to a celebration of the Sussex countryside. The three brothers, Richard, Gregory and chef Oliver, who have already enjoyed success with The Shed in Notting Hill, Rabbit on the Kings Road and Nutbourne in Battersea, have created Sussex as a home for both the rustic and the refined. Home-grown, heritage dishes merge with modern cooking techniques in dishes like smoked trout cornettos with blood orange pearls and dill powder, beef and horseradish crackling and homemade truffled burrata - snacks to start off with. Each goes well with fine English wines - from the Gladwin's award-winning wines made in their Nutbourne vineyard in Sussex - beers and cocktails served in the adjoining bar. Daily specials may include roasted grouse or Oliver's signature Wellington dishes with fillings like venison or hare. By day, the room is flooded with light from large windows, in the evening oak panels create a warm, intimate atmosphere. The chef's table downstairs allows up to twenty people front row seats at the theatre of a working kitchen and works just aa well as a backdrop for a butchery masterclass.
 
 
 

Sam's Riverside

Opened 4th November 2019

Sam's Riverside Opened 4th November 2019 Overlooking Hammersmith Bridge and next to the redeveloped Riverside Studios, Sam's Riverside is a glamorous all-day brasserie serving classic, modern European food. Sam Harrison, who previously ran Sam's Brasserie in nearby Chiswick, has brought in Rowley Leigh as culinary director to help develop the menu. Harvey Trollope, who has previously worked at The Ritz with John Williams and at Wheelers with Marco Pierre White, is head chef, creating beautifully presented cured scallops, oysters, beer glazed onion tart, rib eye steak from HG Walter and buttermilk pudding with thyme shortbread. The 90-seat restaurant - about the same size at Sam's in Chiswick - has an interior by DesignLSM which is informal but glamorous with a cocktail bar, a stunning mural by Tomo Campbell and large windows which let the light flood in. Capitalising on its riverside location, next summer the restaurant will have an outdoor terrace with space for up to forty outside. 2019/11/04 Where:
Sam's Riverside, Riverside Studios London, W6 9RT
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Sam's Riverside, Riverside Studios, London, W6 9RT

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew Burton
Overlooking Hammersmith Bridge and next to the redeveloped Riverside Studios, Sam's Riverside is a glamorous all-day brasserie serving classic, modern European food. Sam Harrison, who previously ran Sam's Brasserie in nearby Chiswick, has brought in Rowley Leigh as culinary director to help develop the menu. Harvey Trollope, who has previously worked at The Ritz with John Williams and at Wheelers with Marco Pierre White, is head chef, creating beautifully presented cured scallops, oysters, beer glazed onion tart, rib eye steak from HG Walter and buttermilk pudding with thyme shortbread. The 90-seat restaurant - about the same size at Sam's in Chiswick - has an interior by DesignLSM which is informal but glamorous with a cocktail bar, a stunning mural by Tomo Campbell and large windows which let the light flood in. Capitalising on its riverside location, next summer the restaurant will have an outdoor terrace with space for up to forty outside.
 
 
 
 

Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction

Opened 3rd November 2019

Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction Opened 3rd November 2019 Originally launched on Brick Lane back in 2008, Rosa's Thai Café has since opened in various locations across London, building a fan base thanks to its bold flavours and vibrant dishes. This Clapham Junction branch sticks to the brand's signature aesthetic with an outside-inside theme featuring bespoke rattan cane furnishings and a colour palette of deep greens, bright peaches and soft creams. Familiar dishes on the menu include the Massaman curry and drunken noodles while lesser-known options such as stir-fried aubergine in chilli and basil also feature. Vegetarians and vegans are catered to with sweetcorn cakes with kaffir lime and butternut red curry with sweet basil. 2019/11/03 Where:
Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction, 54 Northcote Road London, SW11 1PA
Category: Thai Cuisine

Rosa's Thai Cafe Clapham Junction, 54 Northcote Road, London, SW11 1PA

Tube: Clapham South Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew Burton
Originally launched on Brick Lane back in 2008, Rosa's Thai Café has since opened in various locations across London, building a fan base thanks to its bold flavours and vibrant dishes. This Clapham Junction branch sticks to the brand's signature aesthetic with an outside-inside theme featuring bespoke rattan cane furnishings and a colour palette of deep greens, bright peaches and soft creams. Familiar dishes on the menu include the Massaman curry and drunken noodles while lesser-known options such as stir-fried aubergine in chilli and basil also feature. Vegetarians and vegans are catered to with sweetcorn cakes with kaffir lime and butternut red curry with sweet basil.
 
 
 

Le Comptoir Robuchon

Opened 1st November 2019

Le Comptoir Robuchon Opened 1st November 2019 The name of the late great French chef and restaurateur, Joel Robuchon, lives on. Although he sadly passed away in 2018, aged 73, and his 'Atelier' in Covent Garden closed shortly after, autumn 2019 brings the opening of two new outlets bearing his name. In the same Mayfair building but with separate entrances, the restaurant Le Comptoir Robuchon puts the focus on Robuchon's original small plates while Le Deli Robuchon, with its own entrance on Piccadilly, offers all-day dining and delicate patisseries. Here, at the restaurant on Clarges Street, Jeremy Page is in charge of the kitchen as executive chef. He worked closely with Robuchon for 13 years at the original L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris. Split into two parts, the menu lists La Saison, a selection of contemporary, seasonal dishes using the highest quality produce, and Les Eternels, a collection of Robuchon's best loved classics. 2019/11/01 Where:
Le Comptoir Robuchon, 6 Clarges Street London, W1J 8AE
Category: French Cuisine

Le Comptoir Robuchon, 6 Clarges Street, London, W1J 8AE

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew Burton
The name of the late great French chef and restaurateur, Joel Robuchon, lives on. Although he sadly passed away in 2018, aged 73, and his 'Atelier' in Covent Garden closed shortly after, autumn 2019 brings the opening of two new outlets bearing his name. In the same Mayfair building but with separate entrances, the restaurant Le Comptoir Robuchon puts the focus on Robuchon's original small plates while Le Deli Robuchon, with its own entrance on Piccadilly, offers all-day dining and delicate patisseries. Here, at the restaurant on Clarges Street, Jeremy Page is in charge of the kitchen as executive chef. He worked closely with Robuchon for 13 years at the original L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris. Split into two parts, the menu lists La Saison, a selection of contemporary, seasonal dishes using the highest quality produce, and Les Eternels, a collection of Robuchon's best loved classics.
 
 
 

Treehouse London

Opened November 2019

Treehouse London Opened November 2019 Making its debut in Marylebone, Treehouse Hotels is the latest project from Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Capital Group and creator of W Hotels who turned Hotel Russell into The Principal. On Portland Place, opposite the BBC Headquarters, the 95-room Treehouse Hotel is playful, rustic and nostalgic with cuckoo clocks and sloth soft toys among the design touches. L.A. hotspot Toca Madera run the high-end Mexican restaurant and there's a "truly sensational rooftop lounge and bar" called The Nest with a tandem swing, DJs and 360-degree views of the central London skyline. Backyard, the coffee/wine bar that meets you on entry, feels like an actual treehouse with exposed wood and branches. While reclaimed wood and exposed rafters give the hotel a wild and woody looks, it also takes an eco-conscious approach to recycling and sourcing everything from the sheets to the toiletries. The Starwood Capital Group boss hopes to fill a gap in the market with this hotel which, "revels in the fun of it all and doesn't take itself too seriously". Little brother to Starwood's luxury 1 Hotel brand, Treehouse is "more torn jeans and t-shirts". 2019/11/01 Where:
Treehouse London, 14-15 Langham Place London, W1B 2QS
Category: New Hotels

Treehouse London, 14-15 Langham Place, London, W1B 2QS

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse London
Making its debut in Marylebone, Treehouse Hotels is the latest project from Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Capital Group and creator of W Hotels who turned Hotel Russell into The Principal. On Portland Place, opposite the BBC Headquarters, the 95-room Treehouse Hotel is playful, rustic and nostalgic with cuckoo clocks and sloth soft toys among the design touches. L.A. hotspot Toca Madera run the high-end Mexican restaurant and there's a "truly sensational rooftop lounge and bar" called The Nest with a tandem swing, DJs and 360-degree views of the central London skyline. Backyard, the coffee/wine bar that meets you on entry, feels like an actual treehouse with exposed wood and branches. While reclaimed wood and exposed rafters give the hotel a wild and woody looks, it also takes an eco-conscious approach to recycling and sourcing everything from the sheets to the toiletries. The Starwood Capital Group boss hopes to fill a gap in the market with this hotel which, "revels in the fun of it all and doesn't take itself too seriously". Little brother to Starwood's luxury 1 Hotel brand, Treehouse is "more torn jeans and t-shirts".
 
 
 

Dona

Opened 31st October 2019

Dona Opened 31st October 2019 Bold, strong and stylish, Dona is a basement Mezcal bar popping up in Clapton where the women are in charge. Named after the feminine form of 'Don', the head honchos here are Mezcal enthusiast Thea Cumming, founder of Dangerous Don, and Lucie Massey, the brains behind Cuppa Gumbo and Slap Ya Papa. Friends for years, the pair previously produced London Mezcal Week. I nspired by the vibrancy of Mexico and the sexiness of a 1920s Harlem jazz club, the bar features plush velvet banquet-style seating, atmospheric low lighting and candles, with a crimson, scarlet and pink palette. From Wednesday to Saturday high quality Mezcal cocktails are served, using the agave-based spirit to make the Fiorella (Dangerous Don Mezcal, Virtuous Ginger, Supasawa, Agave, Lime Wheel and Coffee Beans) and the Dona (Mezcal, Martini Ambrato and Campari). During the day, bands and musical collectives can jam here and there's live music every night. Artists featured include jazz musicians Rachel Cohen, Sarah Tandy and Will Barry to name a few. 2019/10/31 Where:
Dona, 92 Stoke Newington High Street, Clapton London, N16 7NY
Category: Bars

Dona, 92 Stoke Newington High Street, Clapton, London, N16 7NY

Tube: Manor House Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco Photography
Bold, strong and stylish, Dona is a basement Mezcal bar popping up in Clapton where the women are in charge. Named after the feminine form of 'Don', the head honchos here are Mezcal enthusiast Thea Cumming, founder of Dangerous Don, and Lucie Massey, the brains behind Cuppa Gumbo and Slap Ya Papa. Friends for years, the pair previously produced London Mezcal Week. I nspired by the vibrancy of Mexico and the sexiness of a 1920s Harlem jazz club, the bar features plush velvet banquet-style seating, atmospheric low lighting and candles, with a crimson, scarlet and pink palette. From Wednesday to Saturday high quality Mezcal cocktails are served, using the agave-based spirit to make the Fiorella (Dangerous Don Mezcal, Virtuous Ginger, Supasawa, Agave, Lime Wheel and Coffee Beans) and the Dona (Mezcal, Martini Ambrato and Campari). During the day, bands and musical collectives can jam here and there's live music every night. Artists featured include jazz musicians Rachel Cohen, Sarah Tandy and Will Barry to name a few.
 
 
 

Tonkotsu Shoreditch

Opened Friday 25th October 2019

Tonkotsu Shoreditch Opened Friday 25th October 2019 Within a new building on New Inn Yard, near to Shoreditch High Street, Tonkotsu Shoreditch features a huge light installation made from 1,600 recycled bamboo chopsticks. The eleventh site in London from co-founders Ken Yamada and Emma Reynolds, this Tonkotsu restaurant has modern interiors featuring patterned tiles, polished concrete and wood details. As with all Tonkotsu restaurants - first launched in Soho in 2012 - ramen is what it's all about. Each bowl comes with a choice of three different types of fresh noodles, made in-house daily using mid-century machines imported from Tokyo. No visit would be complete without a juicy steamed gyoza, in classic pork, ginger and garlic, king prawn, and shiitake and ginger. The fried chicken kara-age also comes highly recommended, served alongside Eat the Bits Chilli chicken wings and other sides like squid and prawn popcorn, and padron pepper and okura tempura with matcha salt. 2019/10/31 Where:
Tonkotsu Shoreditch, New Inn Yard, 1 Anning Street London, E1 6HU
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Tonkotsu Shoreditch, New Inn Yard, 1 Anning Street, London, E1 6HU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco Photography
Within a new building on New Inn Yard, near to Shoreditch High Street, Tonkotsu Shoreditch features a huge light installation made from 1,600 recycled bamboo chopsticks. The eleventh site in London from co-founders Ken Yamada and Emma Reynolds, this Tonkotsu restaurant has modern interiors featuring patterned tiles, polished concrete and wood details. As with all Tonkotsu restaurants - first launched in Soho in 2012 - ramen is what it's all about. Each bowl comes with a choice of three different types of fresh noodles, made in-house daily using mid-century machines imported from Tokyo. No visit would be complete without a juicy steamed gyoza, in classic pork, ginger and garlic, king prawn, and shiitake and ginger. The fried chicken kara-age also comes highly recommended, served alongside Eat the Bits Chilli chicken wings and other sides like squid and prawn popcorn, and padron pepper and okura tempura with matcha salt.
 
 
 
 

Taproom by Brixton Village

Opened 28th October 2019

Taproom by Brixton Village Opened 28th October 2019 Following the same ethos as their original site in Bethnal Green, Taproom by Brixton Village, the second outlet from the Taproom team, found within Brixton Village, focuses on championing locally sourced beers. Working closely with brewers and suppliers from within the Brixton community, the bar focuses on craft beers from South London's independent breweries as well as visitors from across London and further afield. This is the place to try experimental brews and new concepts from well-loved breweries such as Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, the Kernel Orbit and more. Beer tasting flights allow you to try up to four serves at a time and draught cocktails and non-alcoholic options are also available. Monthly brewing events include blind beer tastings, product launches, festivals and brewery collaborations. Bar snacks to go with your Brick Peckham Pils can be found on the specially curated 'pies and pickles' food menu. 2019/10/28 Where:
Taproom by Brixton Village, 43-44 Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane London, SW9 8PR
Category: Bars

Taproom by Brixton Village, 43-44 Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PR

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco Photography
Following the same ethos as their original site in Bethnal Green, Taproom by Brixton Village, the second outlet from the Taproom team, found within Brixton Village, focuses on championing locally sourced beers. Working closely with brewers and suppliers from within the Brixton community, the bar focuses on craft beers from South London's independent breweries as well as visitors from across London and further afield. This is the place to try experimental brews and new concepts from well-loved breweries such as Brixton Brewery, Gypsy Hill, the Kernel Orbit and more. Beer tasting flights allow you to try up to four serves at a time and draught cocktails and non-alcoholic options are also available. Monthly brewing events include blind beer tastings, product launches, festivals and brewery collaborations. Bar snacks to go with your Brick Peckham Pils can be found on the specially curated 'pies and pickles' food menu.
 
 
 

Boulevard Theatre

Opened 24th October 2019

Boulevard Theatre Opened 24th October 2019 Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 , revives the burlesque and striptease bar as a respectable theatre. Under artistic director Rachel Edwards (director of Sweeney Todd and Founder of Tooting Arts Club), the 165 seat venue presents its own in-house theatre productions together with a late night programme of live music, comedy, spoken word, cabaret and films. Featuring a revolving theatre and cutting-edge VR technology, the innovative space has all the mod cons and the theatre's in-house bar and restaurant is accessed via a two-floor glass bridge. The opening season begins in late 2019. 2019/10/24 Where:
Boulevard Theatre, Walker's Court London, W1F 0BS
Category: Theatres

Boulevard Theatre, Walker's Court, London, W1F 0BS

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco Photography
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 , revives the burlesque and striptease bar as a respectable theatre. Under artistic director Rachel Edwards (director of Sweeney Todd and Founder of Tooting Arts Club), the 165 seat venue presents its own in-house theatre productions together with a late night programme of live music, comedy, spoken word, cabaret and films. Featuring a revolving theatre and cutting-edge VR technology, the innovative space has all the mod cons and the theatre's in-house bar and restaurant is accessed via a two-floor glass bridge. The opening season begins in late 2019.
 
 
 

Abigail's Bar

Opened 22nd October 2019

Abigail's Bar Opened 22nd October 2019 Hidden away in the main building above outdoor foodie hub Vinegar Yard, Abigail's Bar is a secret '70s cocktail den with a retro living room design inspired by Mike Leigh's iconic 1977 televised play. Accessed via a spiral staircase created by Glastonbury creative artist Joe Rush, the bar is a cosy spot with textiles draping the walls, spider plants and rugs. A short and concise cocktail menu of classics such as a signature espresso martini and negroni make up the menu while '70s music and backgammon boards provide the entertainment. 2019/10/22 Where:
Abigail's Bar, Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street London, SE1 3QU
Category: Bars

Abigail's Bar, Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QU

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco Photography
Hidden away in the main building above outdoor foodie hub Vinegar Yard, Abigail's Bar is a secret '70s cocktail den with a retro living room design inspired by Mike Leigh's iconic 1977 televised play. Accessed via a spiral staircase created by Glastonbury creative artist Joe Rush, the bar is a cosy spot with textiles draping the walls, spider plants and rugs. A short and concise cocktail menu of classics such as a signature espresso martini and negroni make up the menu while '70s music and backgammon boards provide the entertainment.
 
 
 

The Grill at The Dorchester

Opened 22nd October 2019

The Grill at The Dorchester Opened 22nd October 2019 Situated within the luxurious confines of The Dorchester hotel, The Grill restaurant is a London institution first established in 1931. Decorated with sycamore and black lacquer wall panels and Murano glass chandelier, The Grill can be found down the corridor from Alain Ducasse's three-star Michelin restaurant in the same Mayfair hotel. In mid-October 2019, following a three week closure, Tom Booton - aged 26, making him the restaurant's youngest ever head chef - reveals his own interpretation of a modern-day British grill. Joining Tom is a youthful and talented team of kitchen staff including Adam Nevin as sous chef. The relaunch brings an entirely fresh menu which puts British produce centre stage and showcase Tom's creativity, alongside a statement 'Pudding Bar' where six front row seats give a prime view of the chefs at work. 2019/10/22 Where:
The Grill at The Dorchester, The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane London, W1K 1QA
Category: British Cuisine

The Grill at The Dorchester, The Dorchester Hotel, 53 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom Booton
Situated within the luxurious confines of The Dorchester hotel, The Grill restaurant is a London institution first established in 1931. Decorated with sycamore and black lacquer wall panels and Murano glass chandelier, The Grill can be found down the corridor from Alain Ducasse's three-star Michelin restaurant in the same Mayfair hotel. In mid-October 2019, following a three week closure, Tom Booton - aged 26, making him the restaurant's youngest ever head chef - reveals his own interpretation of a modern-day British grill. Joining Tom is a youthful and talented team of kitchen staff including Adam Nevin as sous chef. The relaunch brings an entirely fresh menu which puts British produce centre stage and showcase Tom's creativity, alongside a statement 'Pudding Bar' where six front row seats give a prime view of the chefs at work.
 
 
 

Wild by Tart

Opened October 2019

Wild by Tart Opened October 2019 From Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, who together are the founders of Tart London, comes this beautiful restaurant, photography studio and homewares store in Eccleston Yards, Victoria. Combining the talents of Carr-Ellison, a photographer, and Jones, a model when the two first met, Wild by Tart is a restaurant, bar, creative and event space - a stunning venue for one-off events like their Christmas Fair and yoga classes, press launches and awards ceremonies. The space works both as a photography studio and a venue for weekly public facing events while the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Street food bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches are just two of the choices on the menu. At the bar, cocktails, fresh juices, smoothies, good quality wines, local beers and ciders will quench your thirst. In the shop are homeware and kitchen essentials, statement pieces and clothes, designed by Jemima and Lucy. 2019/10/18 Where:
Wild by Tart, 3-4 Eccleston Yards London, SW1W 9AZ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Wild by Tart, 3-4 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9AZ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom Booton
From Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, who together are the founders of Tart London, comes this beautiful restaurant, photography studio and homewares store in Eccleston Yards, Victoria. Combining the talents of Carr-Ellison, a photographer, and Jones, a model when the two first met, Wild by Tart is a restaurant, bar, creative and event space - a stunning venue for one-off events like their Christmas Fair and yoga classes, press launches and awards ceremonies. The space works both as a photography studio and a venue for weekly public facing events while the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Street food bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches are just two of the choices on the menu. At the bar, cocktails, fresh juices, smoothies, good quality wines, local beers and ciders will quench your thirst. In the shop are homeware and kitchen essentials, statement pieces and clothes, designed by Jemima and Lucy.
 
 
 
 

Wilder Restaurant & Bar

Opened 16th October 2019

Wilder Restaurant & Bar Opened 16th October 2019 Marble tables and a simple, earthy interior set the tone at Wilder Restaurant & Bar, a British restaurant at Boundary London run by Richard McLellan, former chef at the Typing Room. A natural installation by East London floral design studio Worm decorates the ceiling, overhanging the space where up to 60 diners are served trout and crayfish, scallops with turnip, green plums and broth as well as venison, beets, elderberries and rye. The menu is all about simple British ingredients - McLellan regularly visits Sir Terence Conran's Georgian retreat in the English countryside, Barton Court, to source ingredients from the 145-acre estate - with a focus on sustainability and seasonality. To go with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail - some made with gins from East London Liquor Company - are posh bar snacks including pigs head, beremeal and beer onions, potato and smoked roe and oyster and skate cheeks. With a focus on craftsmanship, much of the furniture and ceramics have been made by hand by local artisans and architects. 2019/10/16 Where:
Wilder Restaurant & Bar, 2-4 Boundary Street, Redchurch Street London, E2 7DD
Category: British Cuisine

Wilder Restaurant & Bar, 2-4 Boundary Street, Redchurch Street, London, E2 7DD

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom Booton
Marble tables and a simple, earthy interior set the tone at Wilder Restaurant & Bar, a British restaurant at Boundary London run by Richard McLellan, former chef at the Typing Room. A natural installation by East London floral design studio Worm decorates the ceiling, overhanging the space where up to 60 diners are served trout and crayfish, scallops with turnip, green plums and broth as well as venison, beets, elderberries and rye. The menu is all about simple British ingredients - McLellan regularly visits Sir Terence Conran's Georgian retreat in the English countryside, Barton Court, to source ingredients from the 145-acre estate - with a focus on sustainability and seasonality. To go with a glass of wine, beer or cocktail - some made with gins from East London Liquor Company - are posh bar snacks including pigs head, beremeal and beer onions, potato and smoked roe and oyster and skate cheeks. With a focus on craftsmanship, much of the furniture and ceramics have been made by hand by local artisans and architects.
 
 
 

Oren

Opened October 2019

Oren Opened October 2019 After a string of successful pop-ups and residencies, Oded Oren, who was Executive Chef of the renowned Turkiz in Tel Aviv for eight years, has set up his first restaurant, Oren, in Dalston. Reviewing one of his pop-ups, Jay Rayner praised the ox cheek and hummus as, "verging on genius". The same dish features on the menu at this 35-cover restaurant where bold Middle Eastern flavours come through in the Jerusalem mixed grill with tahini and turmeric pickled mango. Grilled lamb sweetbreads, cured sardines, brill tartar and burnt aubergine are listed along with larger dishes like his signature Monkfish 'chraime' and hand rolled cous cous. You can eat anything from roasted Jerusalem artichokes with labneh and hazelnuts to spicy lamb's brain at the bar while enjoying organic and biodynamic wines chosen by Zeren Wilson of bittenandwritten.com. Brunch is a big thing and on the weekends you can fill the gap between breakfast and lunch with chopped liver and onions, sweet aubergines, egg and salad in a pita, and challah French toast with seasonal compote. 2019/10/15 Where:
Oren, 89 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston London, E8 2EB
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Oren, 89 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, London, E8 2EB

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and Labneh
After a string of successful pop-ups and residencies, Oded Oren, who was Executive Chef of the renowned Turkiz in Tel Aviv for eight years, has set up his first restaurant, Oren, in Dalston. Reviewing one of his pop-ups, Jay Rayner praised the ox cheek and hummus as, "verging on genius". The same dish features on the menu at this 35-cover restaurant where bold Middle Eastern flavours come through in the Jerusalem mixed grill with tahini and turmeric pickled mango. Grilled lamb sweetbreads, cured sardines, brill tartar and burnt aubergine are listed along with larger dishes like his signature Monkfish 'chraime' and hand rolled cous cous. You can eat anything from roasted Jerusalem artichokes with labneh and hazelnuts to spicy lamb's brain at the bar while enjoying organic and biodynamic wines chosen by Zeren Wilson of bittenandwritten.com. Brunch is a big thing and on the weekends you can fill the gap between breakfast and lunch with chopped liver and onions, sweet aubergines, egg and salad in a pita, and challah French toast with seasonal compote.
 
 
 

Lyon's Seafood & Wine Bar

Opened 11th October 2019

Lyon's Seafood & Wine Bar Opened 11th October 2019 Having honed his skills heading up the front of house at Hix, The Wolseley and Colbert, Anthony Lyon presents his very-own neighbourhood restaurant, Lyon's Seafood & Wine Bar, in Crouch End. Enlisting former Fat Duck and Le Gavroche chef Talia Prince as Head Chef and award-winning sommelier Kevin McCabe as the resident wine expert, Lyon's puts a strong focus on sustainable seafood from the British Isles and quality wine from independent producers. Oysters from Wright Brothers are served with their own garnish designed to enhance the natural flavour while further dishes are created using the fin to tail approach - expect miso fish collars with seaweed butter and scallop roe taramasalata with fish skin crisps. Further to the wines, there's also a selection of craft beers designed to be paired with seafood and a small but experimental cocktail menu using small batch producers like An Dúlamán's seaweed-infused Irish Maritime Gin and Oyster 44 oyster vodka. 2019/10/11 Where:
Lyon's Seafood & Wine Bar, 1 Park Road London, N8 8TE
Category: Fish and Seafood

Lyon's Seafood & Wine Bar, 1 Park Road, London, N8 8TE

Tube: Highgate Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and Labneh
Having honed his skills heading up the front of house at Hix, The Wolseley and Colbert, Anthony Lyon presents his very-own neighbourhood restaurant, Lyon's Seafood & Wine Bar, in Crouch End. Enlisting former Fat Duck and Le Gavroche chef Talia Prince as Head Chef and award-winning sommelier Kevin McCabe as the resident wine expert, Lyon's puts a strong focus on sustainable seafood from the British Isles and quality wine from independent producers. Oysters from Wright Brothers are served with their own garnish designed to enhance the natural flavour while further dishes are created using the fin to tail approach - expect miso fish collars with seaweed butter and scallop roe taramasalata with fish skin crisps. Further to the wines, there's also a selection of craft beers designed to be paired with seafood and a small but experimental cocktail menu using small batch producers like An Dúlamán's seaweed-infused Irish Maritime Gin and Oyster 44 oyster vodka.
 
 
 

The Lost Alhambra

Opened 11th October 2019

The Lost Alhambra Opened 11th October 2019 From the team behind Tonight Josephine and Blame Gloria, The Lost Alhambra in Leicester Square has been revived after nearly 100 years and stays open long after the pubs have shut. Originally opened in 1854, The Alhambra theatre of Variety was a popular music hall on Leicester Square. It became the model for Parisian music halls, staging circus attractions alongside popular ballets. Once the ballerinas finished their performance they would go to the bar beneath the stage to flirt, eat oysters and drink Champagne. Now the spirit of the bar has been revived on the same spot, with cocktails like the Pisco Inferno cocktail served in a disco ball, Dip & Flip burgers with gravy-soaked and cheese-topped buns and a dance floor made for flirting and partying until 3am. 2019/10/11 Where:
The Lost Alhambra, 28a Leicester Square London, WC2H 7LE
Category: Nightclubs

The Lost Alhambra, 28a Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LE

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Charing Cross Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
From the team behind Tonight Josephine and Blame Gloria, The Lost Alhambra in Leicester Square has been revived after nearly 100 years and stays open long after the pubs have shut. Originally opened in 1854, The Alhambra theatre of Variety was a popular music hall on Leicester Square. It became the model for Parisian music halls, staging circus attractions alongside popular ballets. Once the ballerinas finished their performance they would go to the bar beneath the stage to flirt, eat oysters and drink Champagne. Now the spirit of the bar has been revived on the same spot, with cocktails like the Pisco Inferno cocktail served in a disco ball, Dip & Flip burgers with gravy-soaked and cheese-topped buns and a dance floor made for flirting and partying until 3am.
 
 
 

Decimo

Opened 10th October 2019

Decimo Opened 10th October 2019 Sitting on the 10th floor of The Standard, London, Decimo is Peter Sanchez-Iglesias' first restaurant in the capital. Renowned for his Michelin-starred establishments in Bristol, Peter is one of the most talented chefs in the UK and this sky-high restaurant brings his exceptional cooking to King's Cross. Sitting within the building's brand-new glass extension, the restaurant is accessed directly via a pillar box red external lift and offers panoramic views across London through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Diners can feast on Spanish and Mexican cuisine with ceviche, tacos and croquetas all on the menu alongside meat and seafood cooked over open fire. Wash it down with a mescal or racilla that's been authentically made in clay, copper or hybrid stills. 2019/10/10 Where:
Decimo, The Standard London, WC1H 8EQ
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Decimo, The Standard, , London, WC1H 8EQ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David Cleveland
Sitting on the 10th floor of The Standard, London, Decimo is Peter Sanchez-Iglesias' first restaurant in the capital. Renowned for his Michelin-starred establishments in Bristol, Peter is one of the most talented chefs in the UK and this sky-high restaurant brings his exceptional cooking to King's Cross. Sitting within the building's brand-new glass extension, the restaurant is accessed directly via a pillar box red external lift and offers panoramic views across London through its floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Diners can feast on Spanish and Mexican cuisine with ceviche, tacos and croquetas all on the menu alongside meat and seafood cooked over open fire. Wash it down with a mescal or racilla that's been authentically made in clay, copper or hybrid stills.
 
 
 
 

Emile

Opened 10th October 2019

Emile Opened 10th October 2019 Open as a six month residency in Shoreditch, Emile is the first joint venture from Damian Clisby, former chef director of Petersham Nurseries, and Nick Gibson, owner of award-winning Islington gastropub The Drapers Arms. Named after Damian's grandfather, the 40-seat restaurant at 26 Curtain Road signals a return to hands-on cooking for Damian, creating hearty food with a Mediterranean influence. Feasting lunches offer a set menu served family-style at a single sitting every other Sunday from 27th October 2019. On Damian's daily changing menu are pecorino, pear and pumpkin with speck, celeriac, cavolo nero, apple and toasted rye bread as well as potato and butter ravioli with porcini. Venison loin and pork rib for two to three people are among the meaty mains, followed by chocolate and hazelnuts for pudding. To drink, Nick has put together a "short, interesting and competitively priced" wine list with predominantly Old World wines, "from accessible classics to wine-geek curiosities". 2019/10/10 Where:
Emile, 26 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3NY
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Emile, 26 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NY

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David Cleveland
Open as a six month residency in Shoreditch, Emile is the first joint venture from Damian Clisby, former chef director of Petersham Nurseries, and Nick Gibson, owner of award-winning Islington gastropub The Drapers Arms. Named after Damian's grandfather, the 40-seat restaurant at 26 Curtain Road signals a return to hands-on cooking for Damian, creating hearty food with a Mediterranean influence. Feasting lunches offer a set menu served family-style at a single sitting every other Sunday from 27th October 2019. On Damian's daily changing menu are pecorino, pear and pumpkin with speck, celeriac, cavolo nero, apple and toasted rye bread as well as potato and butter ravioli with porcini. Venison loin and pork rib for two to three people are among the meaty mains, followed by chocolate and hazelnuts for pudding. To drink, Nick has put together a "short, interesting and competitively priced" wine list with predominantly Old World wines, "from accessible classics to wine-geek curiosities".
 
 
 

Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho

Opened 9th October 2019

Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho Opened 9th October 2019 It's easy to pinpoint Sticks'n'Sushi in Soho. Look for the building on the corner of Beak Street with iridescent glazed sea blue-green bricks and you've come to the right place for sushi and grilled yakitori sticks with a Nordic twist. The distinctive building, designed by architecture studio Stiff + Trevillion, is also the London headquarters of British artist Damien Hirst who has his flagship studio and art complex on the floors directly above. At the two-storey restaurant on the ground floor and basement floors, signature dishes include the Hell's Kitchen maki with bubbly tempura shrimp and Japanese barbeque sauce and yakitori skewers including the Buta Yaki with organic, free-range pork from Denmark. Drawing on Sticks'n'Sushi's Danish-Japanese heritage, the warm and welcoming restaurant is furnished with softly hanging partitions inspired by Japanese Noren curtains, combined with Danish Hygge, a distinct feeling of cosiness that permeates throughout. 2019/10/09 Where:
Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho, 40 Beak Street London, W1F 9RQ
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Sticks'n'Sushi, Soho, 40 Beak Street, London, W1F 9RQ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
It's easy to pinpoint Sticks'n'Sushi in Soho. Look for the building on the corner of Beak Street with iridescent glazed sea blue-green bricks and you've come to the right place for sushi and grilled yakitori sticks with a Nordic twist. The distinctive building, designed by architecture studio Stiff + Trevillion, is also the London headquarters of British artist Damien Hirst who has his flagship studio and art complex on the floors directly above. At the two-storey restaurant on the ground floor and basement floors, signature dishes include the Hell's Kitchen maki with bubbly tempura shrimp and Japanese barbeque sauce and yakitori skewers including the Buta Yaki with organic, free-range pork from Denmark. Drawing on Sticks'n'Sushi's Danish-Japanese heritage, the warm and welcoming restaurant is furnished with softly hanging partitions inspired by Japanese Noren curtains, combined with Danish Hygge, a distinct feeling of cosiness that permeates throughout.
 
 
 

Flat Iron x The Winemakers Club

Opened 8th October 2019

Flat Iron x The Winemakers Club Opened 8th October 2019 Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll has teamed up with the Holborn wine cellar, Winemakers Club, to open a Flat Iron that's a bit different to the norm. But don't worry, the Flat Iron mission - to make good quality meat available to all - applies here too. A short set menu of bavette, dripping chips and jugs of bearnaise is served at long feasting tables. Bavette, a cut taken from the top of the sirloin, is particularly flavourful, especially when aged and finished well. The highly marbled bavette has been selected from predominantly Angus cattle, raised on select farms on the west coast of Scotland and Ayrshire. In contrast to the succinct menu, the wine list constantly evolves so it always has something new to offer. Daily specials include three reds available by the glass and carafe alongside a selection of over 50 magnums. A stone's throw from Liverpool Street station, Flat Iron X Winemakers Club is a convivial space for communal feasting. 2019/10/08 Where:
Flat Iron x The Winemakers Club, 19 Bevis Marks London, EC3A 7JA
Category: American Cuisine

Flat Iron x The Winemakers Club, 19 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7JA

Tube: Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station

 
 
Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll has teamed up with the Holborn wine cellar, Winemakers Club, to open a Flat Iron that's a bit different to the norm. But don't worry, the Flat Iron mission - to make good quality meat available to all - applies here too. A short set menu of bavette, dripping chips and jugs of bearnaise is served at long feasting tables. Bavette, a cut taken from the top of the sirloin, is particularly flavourful, especially when aged and finished well. The highly marbled bavette has been selected from predominantly Angus cattle, raised on select farms on the west coast of Scotland and Ayrshire. In contrast to the succinct menu, the wine list constantly evolves so it always has something new to offer. Daily specials include three reds available by the glass and carafe alongside a selection of over 50 magnums. A stone's throw from Liverpool Street station, Flat Iron X Winemakers Club is a convivial space for communal feasting.
 
 
 

atis

Opened 7th October 2019

atis Opened 7th October 2019 Healthy and wholesome salad bowls are made to order at atis, a City Road cafe set up by husband and wife team, Phil and Eleanor who was previously a sommelier at Noble Rot. At this cafe on the up-and-coming fringe of Old Street roundabout, bowls of warm and cold salad are anything but boring. Choose from the Asian-inspired Emperor bowl, the seasonal Kale Ploughman's or the Indian-inspired Dahl-ing bowl. There's Kombucha on tap, alcohol-free beer and cold-pressed juices as well as artisanal coffee. Take away or dine in, in modern interiors thought up by Daytrip.studio, the fashion-led interior designers behind BLOK and House of Holland. With a menu that's been created to maximise flavour and satisfaction, you'll feel more energised when you eat here too. 2019/10/07 Where:
atis, Unit 3 The Atlas Building, 145 City Road London, EC1V 1AZ
Category: Cafes and Delis

atis, Unit 3 The Atlas Building, 145 City Road, London, EC1V 1AZ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
Healthy and wholesome salad bowls are made to order at atis, a City Road cafe set up by husband and wife team, Phil and Eleanor who was previously a sommelier at Noble Rot. At this cafe on the up-and-coming fringe of Old Street roundabout, bowls of warm and cold salad are anything but boring. Choose from the Asian-inspired Emperor bowl, the seasonal Kale Ploughman's or the Indian-inspired Dahl-ing bowl. There's Kombucha on tap, alcohol-free beer and cold-pressed juices as well as artisanal coffee. Take away or dine in, in modern interiors thought up by Daytrip.studio, the fashion-led interior designers behind BLOK and House of Holland. With a menu that's been created to maximise flavour and satisfaction, you'll feel more energised when you eat here too.
 
 
 

Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight

Opened 4th October 2019

Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight Opened 4th October 2019 Doing time has become a popular way of spending your free time as the success of Alcotraz shows. Two years after the first behind-bars cocktail bar launched on Brick Lane, a second London prison opens in a Covent Garden basement as a three month pop-up from Friday 4th October 2019. A cocktail bar where you get an immersive theatrical experience, Alcotraz Penitentiary processes 'inmates' who must smuggle their liquor - vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whisky or whatever your preferred moonshine is - past the guards. Wearing orange prison jumpsuits, prisoners are put behind bars in closely guarded prison cells where they meet a cast of shady characters and the jail's bootlegging gang who mix illicit liquor into cocktails. Brought to you by immersive cocktail storytellers, Inventive Productions, the group has plenty of practice in putting on themed nights out with the Western-themed Moonshine Saloon and Pirates of the Hidden Spirit. 2019/10/04 Where:
Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight, 68a Neal Street London, WC2H 9PA
Category: Bars

Alcotraz Penitentiary: Cell Block Six Eight, 68a Neal Street, London, WC2H 9PA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
Doing time has become a popular way of spending your free time as the success of Alcotraz shows. Two years after the first behind-bars cocktail bar launched on Brick Lane, a second London prison opens in a Covent Garden basement as a three month pop-up from Friday 4th October 2019. A cocktail bar where you get an immersive theatrical experience, Alcotraz Penitentiary processes 'inmates' who must smuggle their liquor - vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whisky or whatever your preferred moonshine is - past the guards. Wearing orange prison jumpsuits, prisoners are put behind bars in closely guarded prison cells where they meet a cast of shady characters and the jail's bootlegging gang who mix illicit liquor into cocktails. Brought to you by immersive cocktail storytellers, Inventive Productions, the group has plenty of practice in putting on themed nights out with the Western-themed Moonshine Saloon and Pirates of the Hidden Spirit.
 
 
 
 

Arma

Opened 3rd October 2019

Arma Opened 3rd October 2019 Freshly made shawarma is the main draw at Arma, a grab and go cafe on Soho's Dean Street, centred around the Middle Eastern staple. Choose from b eef, chicken or falafel and rest assured that everything is made fresh, with the beef and chicken marinated in herbs and spices overnight before being cooked slowly on a vertical spit for hours. E ach dish at the two-floor cafe f ounded by Reda Benmiloud and Sultan Al-Kabeer is available as a traditional flatbread wrap with salad, pickled cucumbers and herb dressing or in a bowl, served with tabbouleh, tahini dressing and sumac. Sides of hummus, tabbouleh, spinach salad, fries with chilli sauce are also on the menu alongside tahini, fresh herb, garlic and chilli dips. Traditional Middle Eastern date cake and fresh juices, Turkish coffee, Karma Cola, and JUST Water are stocked at the clean, modern cafe done up in bold blue and orange colours. You can eat in at the kitchen counter on the ground floor or head upstairs for seating at the orange leather booths, wooden tables and high-top counters. 2019/10/03 Where:
Arma, 33 Dean Street London, W1D 4PW
Category: Turkish Cuisine

Arma, 33 Dean Street, London, W1D 4PW

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
Freshly made shawarma is the main draw at Arma, a grab and go cafe on Soho's Dean Street, centred around the Middle Eastern staple. Choose from b eef, chicken or falafel and rest assured that everything is made fresh, with the beef and chicken marinated in herbs and spices overnight before being cooked slowly on a vertical spit for hours. E ach dish at the two-floor cafe f ounded by Reda Benmiloud and Sultan Al-Kabeer is available as a traditional flatbread wrap with salad, pickled cucumbers and herb dressing or in a bowl, served with tabbouleh, tahini dressing and sumac. Sides of hummus, tabbouleh, spinach salad, fries with chilli sauce are also on the menu alongside tahini, fresh herb, garlic and chilli dips. Traditional Middle Eastern date cake and fresh juices, Turkish coffee, Karma Cola, and JUST Water are stocked at the clean, modern cafe done up in bold blue and orange colours. You can eat in at the kitchen counter on the ground floor or head upstairs for seating at the orange leather booths, wooden tables and high-top counters.
 
 
 

Unity Diner

Opened 3rd October 2019

Unity Diner Opened 3rd October 2019 Entirely vegan and run as a non-profit, Unity Diner is a plant-based cafe and bar in Spitalfields founded by vegan activist and enthusiast Ed Winters (also known as Earthling Ed). Having outgrown its first home in Hoxton, the larger restaurant has more space to brings its tuna-style poke bowl and vegan hot dogs to its fans - both vegan and non-vegan. Served in beautifully decorated surroundings, the 'chicken' burger, made with fried vegan soy, comes with a zinga patty, hash brown and cheese and the 'hot dog' with 'prawns' and a side of mac and cheese. Drinks on the extensive cocktail list are also made with natural, plant-based ingredients. It's all part of the brand's mission to serve plant-based comfort food which helps bring about positive change for animals and the planet. All the profits go to Surge, the animal rights organisation co-founded by Ed. 2019/10/03 Where:
Unity Diner, 60 Wentworth Street London, E1 7TF
Category:

Unity Diner, 60 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7TF

Tube: Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
Entirely vegan and run as a non-profit, Unity Diner is a plant-based cafe and bar in Spitalfields founded by vegan activist and enthusiast Ed Winters (also known as Earthling Ed). Having outgrown its first home in Hoxton, the larger restaurant has more space to brings its tuna-style poke bowl and vegan hot dogs to its fans - both vegan and non-vegan. Served in beautifully decorated surroundings, the 'chicken' burger, made with fried vegan soy, comes with a zinga patty, hash brown and cheese and the 'hot dog' with 'prawns' and a side of mac and cheese. Drinks on the extensive cocktail list are also made with natural, plant-based ingredients. It's all part of the brand's mission to serve plant-based comfort food which helps bring about positive change for animals and the planet. All the profits go to Surge, the animal rights organisation co-founded by Ed.
 
 
 

Fafa's

Opened September 2019

Fafa's Opened September 2019 Starting life as a small kiosk in Helsinki, Fafa's has grown into a chain with 40 sites across three countries, and in September 2019 the brand brings its street food from Finland to London. Founded by Tel Aviv-born Doron Karavani, Fafa's serves up delicious Mediterranean food including crowd-pleasers such as falafel, halloumi, hummus, goats cheese, pesto, roasted vegetables and feta, all stuffed into their signature pitas. Exclusive flavour combinations, only available at this Monmouth Street branch include grilled prawns with harissa and tzatziki; hot smoked salmon with aubergine; and slow cooked short rib with beetroot tahini. Keeping it inclusive, there are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and if you're on a low carb diet they cater for you too. Salads include halloumi, avocado and fried eggs or goat's cheese and roasted beetroot supplemented with sides like cauliflower with tahini. Open all day, breakfast options include green herb omelette in pita and cocktails offer a mix of gin and grapefruit soda - a classic Finnish drink, created for the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games. 2019/09/30 Where:
Fafa's, 1 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials London, WC2H 9DA
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Fafa's, 1 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9DA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
Starting life as a small kiosk in Helsinki, Fafa's has grown into a chain with 40 sites across three countries, and in September 2019 the brand brings its street food from Finland to London. Founded by Tel Aviv-born Doron Karavani, Fafa's serves up delicious Mediterranean food including crowd-pleasers such as falafel, halloumi, hummus, goats cheese, pesto, roasted vegetables and feta, all stuffed into their signature pitas. Exclusive flavour combinations, only available at this Monmouth Street branch include grilled prawns with harissa and tzatziki; hot smoked salmon with aubergine; and slow cooked short rib with beetroot tahini. Keeping it inclusive, there are vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options and if you're on a low carb diet they cater for you too. Salads include halloumi, avocado and fried eggs or goat's cheese and roasted beetroot supplemented with sides like cauliflower with tahini. Open all day, breakfast options include green herb omelette in pita and cocktails offer a mix of gin and grapefruit soda - a classic Finnish drink, created for the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.
 
 
 

Sweet Chick

Opened 30th September 2019

Sweet Chick Opened 30th September 2019 Coming straight from New York to London with its first UK outpost, Sweet Chick promises the best fried chicken and maple smothered waffles this side of the Atlantic. Founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour with backing by rapper Nas, the cult favourite specialises in Southern-inspired classics such as shrimp & grits, biscuits & gravy, and mac n cheese alongside its speciality: crispy fried chicken thats been brined overnight in sweet tea-stained brine. Tuck into waffles topped with spiced pecans or bacon and cheddar and smother them in Nashville hot sauce or states-style BBQ. The mac n cheese is served with three types of cheese for ultimate indulgence while several specials have been inspired by the restaurants new British home. Illuminated by an eye-catching bright pink neon sign, the Brooklyn style bar serves a menu of signature cocktails including the Tiger, Tiger Wood Yall, made using bourbon, cognac, lemon, honey and iced tea; and the restaurants namesake Sweet Chick, created with vodka, triple-sec, watermelon and lemon. 2019/09/30 Where:
Sweet Chick, 8 Market Place London, W1W 8AG
Category: American Cuisine

Sweet Chick, 8 Market Place, London, W1W 8AG

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'Sushi
Coming straight from New York to London with its first UK outpost, Sweet Chick promises the best fried chicken and maple smothered waffles this side of the Atlantic. Founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour with backing by rapper Nas, the cult favourite specialises in Southern-inspired classics such as shrimp & grits, biscuits & gravy, and mac n cheese alongside its speciality: crispy fried chicken thats been brined overnight in sweet tea-stained brine. Tuck into waffles topped with spiced pecans or bacon and cheddar and smother them in Nashville hot sauce or states-style BBQ. The mac n cheese is served with three types of cheese for ultimate indulgence while several specials have been inspired by the restaurants new British home. Illuminated by an eye-catching bright pink neon sign, the Brooklyn style bar serves a menu of signature cocktails including the Tiger, Tiger Wood Yall, made using bourbon, cognac, lemon, honey and iced tea; and the restaurants namesake Sweet Chick, created with vodka, triple-sec, watermelon and lemon.
 
 
 

Yard Sale Pizza Hackney Road

Opened 30th September 2019

Yard Sale Pizza Hackney Road Opened 30th September 2019 Known for its award-winning pizzas, handmade from double fermented dough, Yard Sale Pizza opens its fifth and biggest site, a two-floor space on Hackney Road close to Hoxton station. The fifth branch of the popular pizza place, it offers a lunchtime-only calzone menu, exclusive to Hackney Road. The four calzone choices are a vegan friendly option with b lack beans, mozzarella, smashed avo and pink onions (hot sauce optional), the veggie one with spinach ricotta, roasted mushroom, mozzarella, pecorino and truffle oil and two meaty pizzas with pepperoni and pork sausage. Their regular pizzas and specials are also available and they'll be doing the collaborations with restaurants (Breddos Tacos and Patty & Bun have featured in the past) they're known for. Their cheese and marmite garlic bread, Happy Endings ice cream sandwiches, local London beers, and wines from Borough Wines are also on the menu. Further Yard Sale Pizzas are at Clapton, Finsbury Park, Leytonstone and Walthamstow and they'll deliver as far as Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Hoxton and London Fields from this Hackney Road branch. 2019/09/30 Where:
Yard Sale Pizza Hackney Road, 184 Hackney Road London, E2 7QL
Category: Italian Cuisine

Yard Sale Pizza Hackney Road, 184 Hackney Road, London, E2 7QL

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road Downstairs
Known for its award-winning pizzas, handmade from double fermented dough, Yard Sale Pizza opens its fifth and biggest site, a two-floor space on Hackney Road close to Hoxton station. The fifth branch of the popular pizza place, it offers a lunchtime-only calzone menu, exclusive to Hackney Road. The four calzone choices are a vegan friendly option with b lack beans, mozzarella, smashed avo and pink onions (hot sauce optional), the veggie one with spinach ricotta, roasted mushroom, mozzarella, pecorino and truffle oil and two meaty pizzas with pepperoni and pork sausage. Their regular pizzas and specials are also available and they'll be doing the collaborations with restaurants (Breddos Tacos and Patty & Bun have featured in the past) they're known for. Their cheese and marmite garlic bread, Happy Endings ice cream sandwiches, local London beers, and wines from Borough Wines are also on the menu. Further Yard Sale Pizzas are at Clapton, Finsbury Park, Leytonstone and Walthamstow and they'll deliver as far as Bethnal Green, Shoreditch, Hoxton and London Fields from this Hackney Road branch.
 
 
 
 

Allegra

Opened 26th September 2019

Allegra Opened 26th September 2019 Patrick Powell, former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse, who worked under Nuno Mendes for four years, heads up the kitchen at Allegra, the restaurant on level 7 of The Stratford hotel - part of Harry Handelsman's 42 storey skyscaper overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Accessed via the hotel lobby, through a private lift, the restaurant is a comforting space of greens and greys with floor to ceiling windows and a stone Monteplier floor - designed by Space Copenhagen, the duo behind the legendary NOMA. Many of the restaurant's ingredients, used in dishes like suckling pig and heritage rib eye, are sourced from Full Circle Farm - Harry's own farm in Kent, its purchase showing his commitment to the farm-to-fork journey. Charcuterie comes from their in-house curing room and herbs are grown on the roof terrace. The restaurant opens out onto a large garden under the triple-height, cedar cantilevered roof. Sit out on the terrace overlooking the London skyline and enjoy dishes cooked on the outdoor grill which acts as a large fireplace in the evenings. 2019/09/26 Where:
Allegra, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Allegra, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road Downstairs
Patrick Powell, former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse, who worked under Nuno Mendes for four years, heads up the kitchen at Allegra, the restaurant on level 7 of The Stratford hotel - part of Harry Handelsman's 42 storey skyscaper overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Accessed via the hotel lobby, through a private lift, the restaurant is a comforting space of greens and greys with floor to ceiling windows and a stone Monteplier floor - designed by Space Copenhagen, the duo behind the legendary NOMA. Many of the restaurant's ingredients, used in dishes like suckling pig and heritage rib eye, are sourced from Full Circle Farm - Harry's own farm in Kent, its purchase showing his commitment to the farm-to-fork journey. Charcuterie comes from their in-house curing room and herbs are grown on the roof terrace. The restaurant opens out onto a large garden under the triple-height, cedar cantilevered roof. Sit out on the terrace overlooking the London skyline and enjoy dishes cooked on the outdoor grill which acts as a large fireplace in the evenings.
 
 
 

Luigi's Bar

Opened 26th September 2019

Luigi's Bar Opened 26th September 2019 On Shoreditch High Street, beneath the co-working office spaces of Forge & Co, is Spelzini, an Italian cafe by day which becomes Luigi's Bar by night. Owned and operated by Jim Fisher, both the cafe and bar take inspiration from his Italian heritage and Luigi's presents a menu of Mediterranean spuntini, antipasti and trammezzini - small Piedmontese sandwiches - to have with your aperitivi and wines made with Italian grapes. Stand at the brickwork-backed bar or g rab a seat on low-slung leathers sofas at elongated marble tables, or on pale oak dining chairs. Try an Italian aperitiv like a cherry shrub negroni, a clementine Aperol shrub or a truffle and olive frozen martini and enjoy with bresaola and mortadella salumi , burrata drizzled with chilli oil, Gorgonzola with figs and salty Calabrian anchovies. 2019/09/26 Where:
Luigi's Bar, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street London, E1 6HU
Category: Bars

Luigi's Bar, 154-158 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in Shoreditch
On Shoreditch High Street, beneath the co-working office spaces of Forge & Co, is Spelzini, an Italian cafe by day which becomes Luigi's Bar by night. Owned and operated by Jim Fisher, both the cafe and bar take inspiration from his Italian heritage and Luigi's presents a menu of Mediterranean spuntini, antipasti and trammezzini - small Piedmontese sandwiches - to have with your aperitivi and wines made with Italian grapes. Stand at the brickwork-backed bar or g rab a seat on low-slung leathers sofas at elongated marble tables, or on pale oak dining chairs. Try an Italian aperitiv like a cherry shrub negroni, a clementine Aperol shrub or a truffle and olive frozen martini and enjoy with bresaola and mortadella salumi , burrata drizzled with chilli oil, Gorgonzola with figs and salty Calabrian anchovies.
 
 
 

Catford Mews

Opened Wednesday 25th September 2019

Catford Mews Opened Wednesday 25th September 2019 A buzzing cultural community space for South London, Catford Mews is home a multi-screen cinema, live entertainment space for music and comedy plus a pop-up food market with local traders. The 14,000 square foot venue, which was opened by the Really Local Group in September 2019, will also eventually have co-working areas and exhibition space. Spearheading a revival of the Catford Centre, the arts venue houses the first new multiscreen in Lewisham for close to 20 years with 220 seats available across three screens. Affordable and inclusive, the cinema hosts weekly Family Favourites on Sunday mornings, babies and carers screenings twice a week and Monday matinees for retirees. Music and art also form a key aspect of Catford Mews with a stage and live performance equipment available encouraging local collectives, artists, groups and schools to get involved. A couple of stalls selling food by local traders and a full-service bar help create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere so you can stop off and refuel before or after a show. 2019/09/25 Where:
Catford Mews, 32 Winslade Way, Catford London, SE6 4JU
Category: Arts Centres

Catford Mews, 32 Winslade Way, Catford, London, SE6 4JU

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in Shoreditch
A buzzing cultural community space for South London, Catford Mews is home a multi-screen cinema, live entertainment space for music and comedy plus a pop-up food market with local traders. The 14,000 square foot venue, which was opened by the Really Local Group in September 2019, will also eventually have co-working areas and exhibition space. Spearheading a revival of the Catford Centre, the arts venue houses the first new multiscreen in Lewisham for close to 20 years with 220 seats available across three screens. Affordable and inclusive, the cinema hosts weekly Family Favourites on Sunday mornings, babies and carers screenings twice a week and Monday matinees for retirees. Music and art also form a key aspect of Catford Mews with a stage and live performance equipment available encouraging local collectives, artists, groups and schools to get involved. A couple of stalls selling food by local traders and a full-service bar help create a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere so you can stop off and refuel before or after a show.
 
 
 

Farmer J Finsbury

Opened 25th September 2019

Farmer J Finsbury Opened 25th September 2019 Farmer J, known for bringing the best of the fields to the city with its protein- and veg-packed Fieldtrays, comes to Finsbury Avenue Square in September 2019 bringing the total to three sites, in Leadenhall Street, Canada Place and King William Street near the Monument. Designed by Biasol, an award-winning interior design studio, the space takes its cue from Farmer J on King William Street, featuring an abundance of vine plants and natural materials. With seating inside as well as a large outdoor terrace decked with both heaters and umbrellas, you can dine al fresco throughout the year. An all-day grab and go menu features bold and bright signature Fieldtrays which include a base (choose from brown rice, farmer's grains or carb-free spinach) a main, two sides and a sauce. There are eight mains to peruse, varying from grilled miso tahini chicken to mac n' cheese with kale and broccoli. Hearty and healthy. 2019/09/25 Where:
Farmer J Finsbury, 11a Finsbury Avenue London, EC2M 2PF
Category: Cafes and Delis

Farmer J Finsbury, 11a Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PF

Tube: Moorgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in Shoreditch
Farmer J, known for bringing the best of the fields to the city with its protein- and veg-packed Fieldtrays, comes to Finsbury Avenue Square in September 2019 bringing the total to three sites, in Leadenhall Street, Canada Place and King William Street near the Monument. Designed by Biasol, an award-winning interior design studio, the space takes its cue from Farmer J on King William Street, featuring an abundance of vine plants and natural materials. With seating inside as well as a large outdoor terrace decked with both heaters and umbrellas, you can dine al fresco throughout the year. An all-day grab and go menu features bold and bright signature Fieldtrays which include a base (choose from brown rice, farmer's grains or carb-free spinach) a main, two sides and a sauce. There are eight mains to peruse, varying from grilled miso tahini chicken to mac n' cheese with kale and broccoli. Hearty and healthy.
 
 
 

Kiss the Hippo

Opened 25th September 2019

Kiss the Hippo Opened 25th September 2019 Taking a holistic approach to sustainability, Kiss the Hippo opened their flagship Richmond cafe in 2018 followed a year later by this Fitzrovia coffee shop on Margaret Street in central London. A minimalist space, the light filled cafe offers two spacious floors, decorated in beech wood and Scandinavian-style furniture as well as lots of natural light pouring in from the cafe's large windows. As well as award-winning coffee - created at their Soil Association-certified organic roastery in Richmond - breakfast, brunch and lunch menus are part of the package. Made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from sustainable local farms and suppliers, choices include healthy vegan fare like the vegan banana cake, hearty classics like mushrooms on sourdough toast with black olive tapenade and shaved Italian cheese. Looking for something sweet? Among the decadent desserts and baked goods is the much-loved cinnamon roll, smothered in white chocolate icing. 2019/09/25 Where:
Kiss the Hippo, 51 Margaret Street London, W1W 8SG
Category: Cafes and Delis

Kiss the Hippo, 51 Margaret Street, London, W1W 8SG

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in Shoreditch
Taking a holistic approach to sustainability, Kiss the Hippo opened their flagship Richmond cafe in 2018 followed a year later by this Fitzrovia coffee shop on Margaret Street in central London. A minimalist space, the light filled cafe offers two spacious floors, decorated in beech wood and Scandinavian-style furniture as well as lots of natural light pouring in from the cafe's large windows. As well as award-winning coffee - created at their Soil Association-certified organic roastery in Richmond - breakfast, brunch and lunch menus are part of the package. Made with fresh, seasonal ingredients from sustainable local farms and suppliers, choices include healthy vegan fare like the vegan banana cake, hearty classics like mushrooms on sourdough toast with black olive tapenade and shaved Italian cheese. Looking for something sweet? Among the decadent desserts and baked goods is the much-loved cinnamon roll, smothered in white chocolate icing.
 
 
 
 

Vardo

Opened 23rd September 2019

Vardo Opened 23rd September 2019 In a prominent spot on Duke of York Square, between the Saatchi Gallery and Partridges, sits a striking, architecturally designed circular structure. Vardo is a new concept by Caravan , the antipodean restaurant and coffee roastery which first opened on Exmouth Market in 2010. The three-storey stone and glass pavilion features a fully retractable glass wall that sinks down into the floor so you get 360-degree views and a whole lot of fresh air flooding in. Named after the beautiful Romani travelling wagon of the 1800s, Vardo also references their ethos of 'no boundaries' as the wagons would travel around the globe collecting produce and spices along the way. These habits are reflected in dishes like s low braised carrots, charred aubergine with saffron buttermilk dressing and baharat rubbed lamb cutlets. Low and slow cooking techniques are used to make simple ingredients like baked eggs with lentil, pine nut and kale ragu come to the fore when served with cumin yoghurt and charred pepper salsa. 2019/09/23 Where:
Vardo, 9 Duke of York Square, Duke of York Restaurant London, SW3 4LY
Category: Italian Cuisine

Vardo, 9 Duke of York Square, Duke of York Restaurant, London, SW3 4LY

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in Shoreditch
In a prominent spot on Duke of York Square, between the Saatchi Gallery and Partridges, sits a striking, architecturally designed circular structure. Vardo is a new concept by Caravan , the antipodean restaurant and coffee roastery which first opened on Exmouth Market in 2010. The three-storey stone and glass pavilion features a fully retractable glass wall that sinks down into the floor so you get 360-degree views and a whole lot of fresh air flooding in. Named after the beautiful Romani travelling wagon of the 1800s, Vardo also references their ethos of 'no boundaries' as the wagons would travel around the globe collecting produce and spices along the way. These habits are reflected in dishes like s low braised carrots, charred aubergine with saffron buttermilk dressing and baharat rubbed lamb cutlets. Low and slow cooking techniques are used to make simple ingredients like baked eggs with lentil, pine nut and kale ragu come to the fore when served with cumin yoghurt and charred pepper salsa.
 
 
 

The Betterment

Opened 19th September 2019

The Betterment Opened 19th September 2019 Located within The Biltmore, the first hotel in Europe from Hilton's luxury LXR Hotels & Resorts collection, The Betterment sees Jason Atherton return to Mayfair's Grosvenor Square, nine years after he left Maze. Paul Walsh, who launched and led Jason Atherton's City Social for five years, who's also responsible for the restaurant's Michelin-starred status within seven months of its opening, is head chef. The menu focuses on beautifully presented dishes of wood-fired fish and meats, fresh seafood, signature salads and plant-based plates. At the heart of the restaurant is a rustic open grill, which brings the kitchen into the dining room and adds a sense of theatre to the space. In addition to the restaurant guests can order room service, enjoy afternoon tea, eat at The Terrace, The Tea Lounge and The Pine Bar, all overseen by Jason Atherton. 2019/09/19 Where:
The Betterment, 44 Grosvenor Square London, W1K 2HP
Category: British Cuisine

The Betterment, 44 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HP

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social Company
Located within The Biltmore, the first hotel in Europe from Hilton's luxury LXR Hotels & Resorts collection, The Betterment sees Jason Atherton return to Mayfair's Grosvenor Square, nine years after he left Maze. Paul Walsh, who launched and led Jason Atherton's City Social for five years, who's also responsible for the restaurant's Michelin-starred status within seven months of its opening, is head chef. The menu focuses on beautifully presented dishes of wood-fired fish and meats, fresh seafood, signature salads and plant-based plates. At the heart of the restaurant is a rustic open grill, which brings the kitchen into the dining room and adds a sense of theatre to the space. In addition to the restaurant guests can order room service, enjoy afternoon tea, eat at The Terrace, The Tea Lounge and The Pine Bar, all overseen by Jason Atherton.
 
 
 

The Biltmore, Mayfair

Opened 19th September 2019

The Biltmore, Mayfair Opened 19th September 2019 The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in 2019 as The Biltmore, the first European property from Hilton's LXR brand. The 50 million pound renovation project has been overseen by designers Goddard Littlefair, who previously worked on the Gleneagles Hotel and Hans' Bar & Grill in 11 Cadogan Gardens, creating a luxury hotel with a 308 rooms including 57 suites, many with views over Grosvenor Square. Luxury is the guiding principle for this hotel close to Bond Street with its in-house restaurant, The Betterment, headed by internationally renowned chef Jason Atherton. The hotel also has an impressive 500 square metre ballroom, with capacity for up to 700 guests, as well as an all-year round alfresco terrace, an exclusive cocktail bar and a large gymtech fitness suite. 2019/09/19 Where:
The Biltmore, Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square London, W1K 2HP
Category: New Hotels

The Biltmore, Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HP

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social Company
The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in 2019 as The Biltmore, the first European property from Hilton's LXR brand. The 50 million pound renovation project has been overseen by designers Goddard Littlefair, who previously worked on the Gleneagles Hotel and Hans' Bar & Grill in 11 Cadogan Gardens, creating a luxury hotel with a 308 rooms including 57 suites, many with views over Grosvenor Square. Luxury is the guiding principle for this hotel close to Bond Street with its in-house restaurant, The Betterment, headed by internationally renowned chef Jason Atherton. The hotel also has an impressive 500 square metre ballroom, with capacity for up to 700 guests, as well as an all-year round alfresco terrace, an exclusive cocktail bar and a large gymtech fitness suite.
 
 
 

Croydon Fairfield Halls

Opened 16th September 2019

Croydon Fairfield Halls Opened 16th September 2019 The arts centre at the heart of cultural life in Croydon featuring a concert hall and the 809-seat Ashcroft Playhouse, Fairfield Halls were opened by the Queen Mother on November 2nd 1962 and underwent a major multi-million-pound refurbishment in 2019. Host to some of the greatest stars of music, variety, comedy, opera and theatre for over 50 years, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kraftwerk and Gladys Knight have graced Fairfield's stages which includes the 1,802-seat Phoenix Concert Hall. Spaces across the building include the Arnhem Foyer - a community hub with a free programme of events and exhibitions. New spaces opened in autumn 2019 include The Recreational (750-capacity standing live music venue), the Savvy Studio, the Talawa Studio and John Whitgift Community Cube. Two companies, Talawa, the UK's primary Black led touring theatre company, and the award-winning and inclusive Savvy Theatre Company, are both in residence in the venue. Highlights of the 2019 theatre programme include Angela's Ashes - The Musical, Christmas panto Cinderella starring Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba, Tim Vine and CBeebies favourite Cat Sandion as well as Once the Musical. 2019/09/16 Where:
Croydon Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon London, CR9 1DG
Category: Theatres

Croydon Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon, London, CR9 1DG

Tube: Morden Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social Company
The arts centre at the heart of cultural life in Croydon featuring a concert hall and the 809-seat Ashcroft Playhouse, Fairfield Halls were opened by the Queen Mother on November 2nd 1962 and underwent a major multi-million-pound refurbishment in 2019. Host to some of the greatest stars of music, variety, comedy, opera and theatre for over 50 years, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Kraftwerk and Gladys Knight have graced Fairfield's stages which includes the 1,802-seat Phoenix Concert Hall. Spaces across the building include the Arnhem Foyer - a community hub with a free programme of events and exhibitions. New spaces opened in autumn 2019 include The Recreational (750-capacity standing live music venue), the Savvy Studio, the Talawa Studio and John Whitgift Community Cube. Two companies, Talawa, the UK's primary Black led touring theatre company, and the award-winning and inclusive Savvy Theatre Company, are both in residence in the venue. Highlights of the 2019 theatre programme include Angela's Ashes - The Musical, Christmas panto Cinderella starring Strictly Come Dancing star Ore Oduba, Tim Vine and CBeebies favourite Cat Sandion as well as Once the Musical.
 
 
 

Loyal Tavern

Opened 16th September 2019

Loyal Tavern Opened 16th September 2019 In September 2019, Bermondsey institution Village East becomes the Loyal Tavern as ex Duck & Waffle executive chef Tom Cenci teams up with Adam White to transform the site into a brand new bar and restaurant. The former textile factory's beautiful interiors have been given a Tavern makeover, drinks are by bar manager, Antonio Del Monte (previously at The Ned) and Tom's produce led menu puts the focus on simple dishes such as Cornish mackerel or venison tartar with beef dripping. Daily specials also feature so you can choose from dishes like rib of retired dairy cow or gurnard with crab bisque, carrot and seaweed. With two bars, a broad beer selection, private dining room and enough seating for 100, it all amounts to a superbly relaxed pub and restaurant serving the best of seasonal British produce. 2019/09/16 Where:
Loyal Tavern, 171-173 Bermondsey Street London, SE1 3UW
Category: Pubs

Loyal Tavern, 171-173 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UW

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom Cenci
In September 2019, Bermondsey institution Village East becomes the Loyal Tavern as ex Duck & Waffle executive chef Tom Cenci teams up with Adam White to transform the site into a brand new bar and restaurant. The former textile factory's beautiful interiors have been given a Tavern makeover, drinks are by bar manager, Antonio Del Monte (previously at The Ned) and Tom's produce led menu puts the focus on simple dishes such as Cornish mackerel or venison tartar with beef dripping. Daily specials also feature so you can choose from dishes like rib of retired dairy cow or gurnard with crab bisque, carrot and seaweed. With two bars, a broad beer selection, private dining room and enough seating for 100, it all amounts to a superbly relaxed pub and restaurant serving the best of seasonal British produce.
 
 
 
 

The Prince Akatoki

Opened 16th September 2019

The Prince Akatoki Opened 16th September 2019 A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's leading hotel and leisure companies - The Prince Akatoki arrived in London in mid-September 2019. Taking over The Arch London in Marylebone, the new five-star luxury property is the first hotel from the new brand and reflects the visual elements synonymous with Japan. B3 Designers in London have created a building which makes the most of natural light, promoting tranquillity and minimalism. Muted interior decor of washed natural timber and circular pods as check-in stations help create that sense of calm and clarity. All 82 guest rooms and suites come with timber beds, low side tables and beautifully painted fusuma panel inspired wall hangings in soothing shades of cream, pink and red. Guests can dine at Tokii, a seasonally Japanese inspired restaurant with a stylish sushi counter, or sip cocktails at The Malt Lounge & Bar, a sophisticated destination with a vast selection of Japanese teas by day and a rare Japanese whiskies and sakes for the evenings. 2019/09/16 Where:
The Prince Akatoki, 50 Great Cumberland Place London, W1H 7FD
Category: New Hotels

The Prince Akatoki, 50 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7FD

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom Cenci
A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's leading hotel and leisure companies - The Prince Akatoki arrived in London in mid-September 2019. Taking over The Arch London in Marylebone, the new five-star luxury property is the first hotel from the new brand and reflects the visual elements synonymous with Japan. B3 Designers in London have created a building which makes the most of natural light, promoting tranquillity and minimalism. Muted interior decor of washed natural timber and circular pods as check-in stations help create that sense of calm and clarity. All 82 guest rooms and suites come with timber beds, low side tables and beautifully painted fusuma panel inspired wall hangings in soothing shades of cream, pink and red. Guests can dine at Tokii, a seasonally Japanese inspired restaurant with a stylish sushi counter, or sip cocktails at The Malt Lounge & Bar, a sophisticated destination with a vast selection of Japanese teas by day and a rare Japanese whiskies and sakes for the evenings.
 
 
 

Inhabit Southwick Street

Opened mid-September 2019

Inhabit Southwick Street Opened mid-September 2019 Making mindfulness central to your stay, Inhabit Hotel, housed within six townhouses on Southwick Street in Paddington. Partnering with Yeotown - responsible for London's first "mindfulness cafe" - the 90-room hotel offers healthy food for body and soul with a cafe and meditation pod. Destress with guided meditations created by Yeotown founder Mercedes Sieff. This mantra extends to the hotel's library which is filled with inspiring and thought-provoking reads. Inside each of the 89 bedrooms - "Skandi influences with quintessentially British design and a nod to Eastern flair" - are those little extras that make your stay special, from stylish ceramic pieces to bespoke artwork as well as plenty of plants. In your room are the creature comforts of modern day living - Wi-Fi, heating/air con, REN toiletries and a hairdryer and if you subscribe to their newsletter you get "a moment of calm, delivered straight to your inbox". 2019/09/15 Where:
Inhabit Southwick Street, 25-27 Southwick Street London, W2 1JQ
Category: New Hotels

Inhabit Southwick Street, 25-27 Southwick Street, London, W2 1JQ

Tube: Paddington Station, Edgware Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan Cook
Making mindfulness central to your stay, Inhabit Hotel, housed within six townhouses on Southwick Street in Paddington. Partnering with Yeotown - responsible for London's first "mindfulness cafe" - the 90-room hotel offers healthy food for body and soul with a cafe and meditation pod. Destress with guided meditations created by Yeotown founder Mercedes Sieff. This mantra extends to the hotel's library which is filled with inspiring and thought-provoking reads. Inside each of the 89 bedrooms - "Skandi influences with quintessentially British design and a nod to Eastern flair" - are those little extras that make your stay special, from stylish ceramic pieces to bespoke artwork as well as plenty of plants. In your room are the creature comforts of modern day living - Wi-Fi, heating/air con, REN toiletries and a hairdryer and if you subscribe to their newsletter you get "a moment of calm, delivered straight to your inbox".
 
 
 

Magazine London

Opened September 2019

Magazine London Opened September 2019 A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf , Magazine London is a sleek, modern blank canvas, a warehouse style space that's perfect for hosting anything from concerts and parties to conferences, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and dinners. In the heart of North Greenwich, next to Alex Chinneck's upside down pylon, A Bullet from a Shooting Star, the site includes enough space for 3,000 people inside and The Showground, an outdoor space can cater for up to 7,000 - making it perfect for summer parties, large installations, car shows, corporate away days and any event which requires a big fireworks finale. Vibration Group , the team behind the project, has 20 years of experience in the field and offers bespoke event design, set build, decor and production services while the award-winning Moving Venue serves as catering partner. 2019/09/15 Where:
Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula London, SE10 0QE
Category:

Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0QE

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan Cook
A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf , Magazine London is a sleek, modern blank canvas, a warehouse style space that's perfect for hosting anything from concerts and parties to conferences, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and dinners. In the heart of North Greenwich, next to Alex Chinneck's upside down pylon, A Bullet from a Shooting Star, the site includes enough space for 3,000 people inside and The Showground, an outdoor space can cater for up to 7,000 - making it perfect for summer parties, large installations, car shows, corporate away days and any event which requires a big fireworks finale. Vibration Group , the team behind the project, has 20 years of experience in the field and offers bespoke event design, set build, decor and production services while the award-winning Moving Venue serves as catering partner.
 
 
 

Backyard Cinema

Opened 13th September 2019

Backyard Cinema Opened 13th September 2019 For years they've been running successful, themed film-focused pop ups. Now Backyard Cinema sets up a permanent new home at Capital Studios, transforming a former 1960's TV studios in Wandsworth into a 250-seat cinema. Their biggest project to date, the new site launches in September 2019 by returning to a favourite theme, 'The Winter Night Garden'. Step through a magical wardrobe to discover an enchanted forest and see sing-a-longs and old film favourites including Aladdin, Rocketman, Harry Potter, True Romance, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge, all from the comfort of a giant bean bag. Offering an all-day and night hangout, the cinema is surrounded by a large studio bar, heated outdoor courtyard with feasting tables, food by Honest Burgers and Mother Clucker, vegan ice cream and live music on weekends. They're also planning to add karaoke booths and theatrical cocktail experiences. Part of the Ram Quarter development at the old Young's Brewery site in Wandsworth, the cinema is surrounded by new homes, shops and restaurants. 2019/09/13 Where:
Backyard Cinema, Capital Studios, Ram Quarter London, SW18 1ET
Category: Cinemas

Backyard Cinema, Capital Studios, Ram Quarter, London, SW18 1ET

Tube: East Putney Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019
For years they've been running successful, themed film-focused pop ups. Now Backyard Cinema sets up a permanent new home at Capital Studios, transforming a former 1960's TV studios in Wandsworth into a 250-seat cinema. Their biggest project to date, the new site launches in September 2019 by returning to a favourite theme, 'The Winter Night Garden'. Step through a magical wardrobe to discover an enchanted forest and see sing-a-longs and old film favourites including Aladdin, Rocketman, Harry Potter, True Romance, Dirty Dancing, The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge, all from the comfort of a giant bean bag. Offering an all-day and night hangout, the cinema is surrounded by a large studio bar, heated outdoor courtyard with feasting tables, food by Honest Burgers and Mother Clucker, vegan ice cream and live music on weekends. They're also planning to add karaoke booths and theatrical cocktail experiences. Part of the Ram Quarter development at the old Young's Brewery site in Wandsworth, the cinema is surrounded by new homes, shops and restaurants.
 
 
 

Colours

Opened September 2019

Colours Opened September 2019 On the former site of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Mothership Group - the team behind much-loved London venues The Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club - delivers live music venue Colours. Offering up and coming artists and promoters a space to put on experimental events, the bar and club promotes inclusive and accessible culture. The interior, designed by Mare Street Market's outfitters, features an exhibition by Fred Butler, the brains behind Lady Gaga's Telephone Hat. Billed as 'the most colourful bar in London', the main live music room is fitted with a LED lighting installation designed by Burning Man lighting sculptor Christopher Schard. Gigs and club-nights are programmed in collaboration with Village Underground and EartH so you can expect residencies from inclusive LGBTQ+ Bollywood powerhouse Hungama, girl power gang Pussy Palace, house, disco and techno party Naturalia and the female-led immersive collective Shotgun Carousel. The smaller SuperCulture room is an incubator space by day, host to cutting-edge cultural events by night with something on every weeknight - from an 'after school' club with creative networking app Daisie to hip hop yoga. Live shows at the launch include performances from BBC 1Xtra favourite RuthAnne, disco pop duo Ekkah and indie rockers No Hot Ashes. 2019/09/13 Where:
Colours, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Live Music

Colours, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.uk
On the former site of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, Mothership Group - the team behind much-loved London venues The Queen of Hoxton and The Book Club - delivers live music venue Colours. Offering up and coming artists and promoters a space to put on experimental events, the bar and club promotes inclusive and accessible culture. The interior, designed by Mare Street Market's outfitters, features an exhibition by Fred Butler, the brains behind Lady Gaga's Telephone Hat. Billed as 'the most colourful bar in London', the main live music room is fitted with a LED lighting installation designed by Burning Man lighting sculptor Christopher Schard. Gigs and club-nights are programmed in collaboration with Village Underground and EartH so you can expect residencies from inclusive LGBTQ+ Bollywood powerhouse Hungama, girl power gang Pussy Palace, house, disco and techno party Naturalia and the female-led immersive collective Shotgun Carousel. The smaller SuperCulture room is an incubator space by day, host to cutting-edge cultural events by night with something on every weeknight - from an 'after school' club with creative networking app Daisie to hip hop yoga. Live shows at the launch include performances from BBC 1Xtra favourite RuthAnne, disco pop duo Ekkah and indie rockers No Hot Ashes.
 
 
 
 

Norma

Opened 11th September 2019

Norma Opened 11th September 2019 Mayfair hotel The Stafford London and its culinary director Ben Tish are behind this three-floor Fitzrovia restaurant which is inspired by the food and culture of Sicily. Norma puts particular emphasis on the Moorish influences found on the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Housed in a converted townhouse on Charlotte Street, the lower two floors are for eating in and the first floor houses a cocktail bar while the top floor a private dining space. A crudo bar at the entrance is dedicated to raw seafood, dressed in delicious olive oils and other flavourings. The main menu lists anti-pasti and pastas, larger grilled meat and fish dishes, all modern Sicilian-inspired dishes made using seasonal Italian and British produce. It's a style of cuisine in which Ben is well versed following his time with the Salt Yard group. Upstairs, in the private dining room, guests can order large family-style sharing dishes including whole fish and platters of seasonal vegetables. 2019/09/11 Where:
Norma, 8 Charlotte Street London, W1T 2LS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Norma, 8 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LS

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.uk
Mayfair hotel The Stafford London and its culinary director Ben Tish are behind this three-floor Fitzrovia restaurant which is inspired by the food and culture of Sicily. Norma puts particular emphasis on the Moorish influences found on the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Housed in a converted townhouse on Charlotte Street, the lower two floors are for eating in and the first floor houses a cocktail bar while the top floor a private dining space. A crudo bar at the entrance is dedicated to raw seafood, dressed in delicious olive oils and other flavourings. The main menu lists anti-pasti and pastas, larger grilled meat and fish dishes, all modern Sicilian-inspired dishes made using seasonal Italian and British produce. It's a style of cuisine in which Ben is well versed following his time with the Salt Yard group. Upstairs, in the private dining room, guests can order large family-style sharing dishes including whole fish and platters of seasonal vegetables.
 
 
 

Haya

Opened 10th September 2019

Haya Opened 10th September 2019 Offering Tel Aviv-inspired cuisine across two floors, Haya is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant in west London. Founder Victoria Paltina has brought together the best of Moscow, New York, London and Tel Aviv - cities in which she has spent time living - to serve seasonal small plates in a light-filled restaurant featuring timber slash windows, oak wood flooring and a plant-laden green ceiling. Open from early morning, the restaurant offers a menu of cold-pressed juices and freshly-ground coffee alongside breakfast dishes such as mango-topped porridge and honeycomb granola while weekend brunch dishes include shakshuka and fried polenta cakes. For daytime dining, Head Chef Oren King draws on his Tel Aviv background to create lamb cutlets with honey yoghurt, quinoa salad with feta cheese and pomegranate seeds, and burrata with loquat compote and citrus vinaigrette. Come evening, the candlelit restaurant presents a menu of seasonally-changing small plates such as zaatar duck breast, crispy harissa prawns and seared tuna with homemade labneh. 2019/09/10 Where:
Haya, 184A Kensington Park Road London, W11 2ES
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Haya, 184A Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2ES

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.uk
Offering Tel Aviv-inspired cuisine across two floors, Haya is an all-day Mediterranean restaurant in west London. Founder Victoria Paltina has brought together the best of Moscow, New York, London and Tel Aviv - cities in which she has spent time living - to serve seasonal small plates in a light-filled restaurant featuring timber slash windows, oak wood flooring and a plant-laden green ceiling. Open from early morning, the restaurant offers a menu of cold-pressed juices and freshly-ground coffee alongside breakfast dishes such as mango-topped porridge and honeycomb granola while weekend brunch dishes include shakshuka and fried polenta cakes. For daytime dining, Head Chef Oren King draws on his Tel Aviv background to create lamb cutlets with honey yoghurt, quinoa salad with feta cheese and pomegranate seeds, and burrata with loquat compote and citrus vinaigrette. Come evening, the candlelit restaurant presents a menu of seasonally-changing small plates such as zaatar duck breast, crispy harissa prawns and seared tuna with homemade labneh.
 
 
 

Julie's Restaurant & Champagne Bar

Opened 10th September 2019

Julie's Restaurant & Champagne Bar Opened 10th September 2019 For half a century Julie's has been one of the loveliest spots in this corner of West London but in September 2019 the romantic restaurant reopens after an extensive refurbishment and with a new chef-patron, Shay Cooper. Not only was Shay executive chef at The Goring for five years but he also held a Michelin star at his last two posts. Julie Hodgess, the i nterior designer who first opened the restaurant in 1969, has been brought in to brighten up the interiors. But stand-out features like the stained-glass windows, small eating areas and Gothic wood carvings of the original remain . A London legend in the '60s and '70s, Julie's has a reputation for hosting rock stars and celebrities - the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Moss and Diana, Princess of Wales have all eaten here - and it's good to see this local gem revitalised for 50 more years to come. 2019/09/10 Where:
Julie's Restaurant & Champagne Bar, 135 Portland Road, Holland Park London, W11 4LW
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Julie's Restaurant & Champagne Bar, 135 Portland Road, Holland Park, London, W11 4LW

Tube: Holland Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.uk
For half a century Julie's has been one of the loveliest spots in this corner of West London but in September 2019 the romantic restaurant reopens after an extensive refurbishment and with a new chef-patron, Shay Cooper. Not only was Shay executive chef at The Goring for five years but he also held a Michelin star at his last two posts. Julie Hodgess, the i nterior designer who first opened the restaurant in 1969, has been brought in to brighten up the interiors. But stand-out features like the stained-glass windows, small eating areas and Gothic wood carvings of the original remain . A London legend in the '60s and '70s, Julie's has a reputation for hosting rock stars and celebrities - the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Moss and Diana, Princess of Wales have all eaten here - and it's good to see this local gem revitalised for 50 more years to come.
 
 
 

Pick & Cheese

Opened September 2019

Pick & Cheese Opened September 2019 Choose from over 25 different cheeses, brought to you on a conveyor belt at Pick & Cheese, the cheese and wine bar by Mathew Carver, the man behind The Cheese Bar in Camden. The small space, which seats 38, delivers cheeses sourced from UK-based farms and urban cheesemakers, plated up on a 40 metre-long electronic belt. Follow the suggested tasting flights - best of the blues, or from mild to wild - and pair your cheese with a special condiment, from Coolea with hazelnut brittle, to fresh ricotta with sherry cherries. Handmade ceramic plates are colour-coded by price so you know how much you're spending as you stack up the empties. Natural wines from Les Caves de Pyrene have been selected to pair with the cheeses, so you can try interesting wines by the glass, such as the new organic Pet Nat, from Davenport winery in Kent. One of 26 food and drink traders, Pick & Cheese is part of KERB's food hall, Seven Dials Market, which also brings a London centric food and drink book shop, live entertainment stage and fresh produce to St Thomas Neal's Warehouse from September 2019. 2019/09/07 Where:
Pick & Cheese, Earlham Street, Seven Dials Market London, WC2H 9LX
Category:

Pick & Cheese, Earlham Street, Seven Dials Market, London, WC2H 9LX

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Choose from over 25 different cheeses, brought to you on a conveyor belt at Pick & Cheese, the cheese and wine bar by Mathew Carver, the man behind The Cheese Bar in Camden. The small space, which seats 38, delivers cheeses sourced from UK-based farms and urban cheesemakers, plated up on a 40 metre-long electronic belt. Follow the suggested tasting flights - best of the blues, or from mild to wild - and pair your cheese with a special condiment, from Coolea with hazelnut brittle, to fresh ricotta with sherry cherries. Handmade ceramic plates are colour-coded by price so you know how much you're spending as you stack up the empties. Natural wines from Les Caves de Pyrene have been selected to pair with the cheeses, so you can try interesting wines by the glass, such as the new organic Pet Nat, from Davenport winery in Kent. One of 26 food and drink traders, Pick & Cheese is part of KERB's food hall, Seven Dials Market, which also brings a London centric food and drink book shop, live entertainment stage and fresh produce to St Thomas Neal's Warehouse from September 2019.
 
 
 

Seven Dials Market

Opened 7th September 2019

Seven Dials Market Opened 7th September 2019 Street food specialists KERB have taken on the entire space at St Thomas Neal's Warehouse, turning the former banana and cucumber warehouse into a food hall called Seven Dials Market. Spread across two floors, the market houses 25 traders in one massive 22,000 square foot food hall with a London centric food and drink bookshop run by travel experts Stanfords, a florist, live entertainment stage and fresh produce to buy too. The market itself has the aptly named cucumber alley where you can stock up on deli supplies like pies and fresh bread. Among the first traders at the opening in September 2019 are Pick & Cheese, a restaurant from The Cheese Bar where small batch cheeses are dispatched to diners on a conveyor belt, vegan Mexican-Californian street food by Club Mexicana, donuts by Big Shot Coffee & Donuts, Monty's Deli Reuben sandwiches and seafood by Claw. Drop by Nanban for noodles, YIN for Chinese comfort food or enjoy INK's fritto misto platter. Truffle is serving up a special 7 Dials Burger, Yum Bun have created the Bao-Wow - sausage in a soft bao bun - Strozapretti is a pasta restaurant from the team behind Franco Manca and El Pollote serve Venezuelan fried chicken. Those with a sweet tooth can try Wheelcake Island, known for their hot Taiwanese pancake pillows, or ex-Locanda Locatelli pastry chef duo, Hackney Gelato's small batch ice cream. 2019/09/07 Where:
Seven Dials Market, Thomas Neal's Warehouse, Seven Dials London, WC2H 9LX
Category:

Seven Dials Market, Thomas Neal's Warehouse, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9LX

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Street food specialists KERB have taken on the entire space at St Thomas Neal's Warehouse, turning the former banana and cucumber warehouse into a food hall called Seven Dials Market. Spread across two floors, the market houses 25 traders in one massive 22,000 square foot food hall with a London centric food and drink bookshop run by travel experts Stanfords, a florist, live entertainment stage and fresh produce to buy too. The market itself has the aptly named cucumber alley where you can stock up on deli supplies like pies and fresh bread. Among the first traders at the opening in September 2019 are Pick & Cheese, a restaurant from The Cheese Bar where small batch cheeses are dispatched to diners on a conveyor belt, vegan Mexican-Californian street food by Club Mexicana, donuts by Big Shot Coffee & Donuts, Monty's Deli Reuben sandwiches and seafood by Claw. Drop by Nanban for noodles, YIN for Chinese comfort food or enjoy INK's fritto misto platter. Truffle is serving up a special 7 Dials Burger, Yum Bun have created the Bao-Wow - sausage in a soft bao bun - Strozapretti is a pasta restaurant from the team behind Franco Manca and El Pollote serve Venezuelan fried chicken. Those with a sweet tooth can try Wheelcake Island, known for their hot Taiwanese pancake pillows, or ex-Locanda Locatelli pastry chef duo, Hackney Gelato's small batch ice cream.
 
 
 
 

Liv Belgravia

Opened September 2019

Liv Belgravia Opened September 2019 Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day dining destination from Australian chef Damian Monley - known for his success at several high-profile restaurants Down Under, including the popular Flat White Cafe in Sydney. Promising to give the chain-filled area 'a much-needed boost of boutique', Liv serves seasonal plates against a backdrop of crisp white and neutrals punctuated with fresh flowers, linen and wicker. Diners can tuck into breakfast dishes such as slow-cooked chai-spiced oats and king prawn omelettes while other items include crispy pork sandwiches, Thai coconut-poached chicken salad, and 17-hour Wagyu brisket. Wash it down with perfectly paired wines and finish with speciality coffees from a 100-year-old Neapolitan supplier. 2019/09/06 Where:
Liv Belgravia, 18 Holbein Place London, SW1W 8NL
Category: British Cuisine

Liv Belgravia, 18 Holbein Place, London, SW1W 8NL

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day dining destination from Australian chef Damian Monley - known for his success at several high-profile restaurants Down Under, including the popular Flat White Cafe in Sydney. Promising to give the chain-filled area 'a much-needed boost of boutique', Liv serves seasonal plates against a backdrop of crisp white and neutrals punctuated with fresh flowers, linen and wicker. Diners can tuck into breakfast dishes such as slow-cooked chai-spiced oats and king prawn omelettes while other items include crispy pork sandwiches, Thai coconut-poached chicken salad, and 17-hour Wagyu brisket. Wash it down with perfectly paired wines and finish with speciality coffees from a 100-year-old Neapolitan supplier.
 
 
 

Terra Terra

Opened 3rd September 2019

Terra Terra Opened 3rd September 2019 Opposite Finchley Road Tube station, Terra Terra is an all-day Italian fuelling your morning commute with coffee from 6.30am. The 40-seat restaurant comes with an outdoor terrace and it's from new restaurant company Ghost Group who have worked on the Manhattan Loft Project, the Mondrian in London and Dreamland in Margate. Freshly baked pastries, croissants and savoury muffins are served in the mornings and head chef Massimo Miolo creates small plates of anchovies, grilled peppers and crispy polenta as well as goats cheese salad and fennel sausage for the main menu, served from midday until 10pm for most of the week. The drinks list has been dreamt up by Walter Pintus, the mixologist who's worked at The Mandrake, and the Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and The Conduit (he has also won a string of awards, including Best UK Bartender 2013) and features Italian cocktails like the Terra Terra Bellini, made with white peach and prosecco. 2019/09/03 Where:
Terra Terra, 120 Finchley Road London, NW3 5JB
Category: Italian Cuisine

Terra Terra, 120 Finchley Road, London, NW3 5JB

Tube: Finchley Road Station, Swiss Cottage Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Opposite Finchley Road Tube station, Terra Terra is an all-day Italian fuelling your morning commute with coffee from 6.30am. The 40-seat restaurant comes with an outdoor terrace and it's from new restaurant company Ghost Group who have worked on the Manhattan Loft Project, the Mondrian in London and Dreamland in Margate. Freshly baked pastries, croissants and savoury muffins are served in the mornings and head chef Massimo Miolo creates small plates of anchovies, grilled peppers and crispy polenta as well as goats cheese salad and fennel sausage for the main menu, served from midday until 10pm for most of the week. The drinks list has been dreamt up by Walter Pintus, the mixologist who's worked at The Mandrake, and the Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and The Conduit (he has also won a string of awards, including Best UK Bartender 2013) and features Italian cocktails like the Terra Terra Bellini, made with white peach and prosecco.
 
 
 

Liv

Opened 2nd September 2019

Liv Opened 2nd September 2019 Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day dining destination from Australian chef Damian Monley - known for his success at several high-profile restaurants Down Under, including the popular Flat White Café in Sydney. Promising to give the chain-filled area 'a much-needed boost of boutique', Liv serves seasonal plates against a backdrop of crisp white and neutrals punctuated with fresh flowers, linen and wicker. Diners can tuck into breakfast dishes such as slow-cooked chai-spiced oats and king prawn omelettes while other items include crispy pork sandwiches, Thai coconut-poached chicken salad, and 17-hour Wagyu brisket. Wash it down with perfectly paired wines and finish with speciality coffees from a 100-year-old Neapolitan supplier. 2019/09/02 Where:
Liv, 18 Holbein Place London, SW1W 8NL
Category: British Cuisine

Liv, 18 Holbein Place, London, SW1W 8NL

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Offering a neighbourhood hub for residents of Belgravia, Chelsea and Battersea, Liv is an all-day dining destination from Australian chef Damian Monley - known for his success at several high-profile restaurants Down Under, including the popular Flat White Café in Sydney. Promising to give the chain-filled area 'a much-needed boost of boutique', Liv serves seasonal plates against a backdrop of crisp white and neutrals punctuated with fresh flowers, linen and wicker. Diners can tuck into breakfast dishes such as slow-cooked chai-spiced oats and king prawn omelettes while other items include crispy pork sandwiches, Thai coconut-poached chicken salad, and 17-hour Wagyu brisket. Wash it down with perfectly paired wines and finish with speciality coffees from a 100-year-old Neapolitan supplier.
 
 
 

Mama London

Opened 2nd September 2019

Mama London Opened 2nd September 2019 From the Trigano family (co-founder of Club Med) and designer Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter sets up hotels in lesser-known, 'out of the way' neighbourhoods in big cities. Step forward Mama London , a 195-room hotel a short walk from both Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green stations. As you'd expect with the Starck name, the emphasis on style with cutting-edge design by French designer Dion & Arles. All of the 195 rooms come with king size beds, 5-star linen and complimentary films, entertainment and WiFi while downstairs there are Japanese-style karaoke rooms, decked out with pinball machines, retro video games, and classic 50s-style microphones. The ground floor living area leads to the 100-cover restaurant which includes an island bar and outdoor courtyard with a retractable glass roof for cocktails al fresco. For tongue in cheek design touches look to the twists on lace doilies, coloured macrame, bright Liberty prints and a graffiti chalkboard ceiling. Brunch is a big deal at other Mama properties so settle in at weekends for leisurely late breakfast accompanied by live music. 2019/09/02 Where:
Mama London, 419-437 Hackney Road London, E2 8PP
Category: New Hotels

Mama London, 419-437 Hackney Road, London, E2 8PP

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
From the Trigano family (co-founder of Club Med) and designer Philippe Starck, Mama Shelter sets up hotels in lesser-known, 'out of the way' neighbourhoods in big cities. Step forward Mama London , a 195-room hotel a short walk from both Cambridge Heath and Bethnal Green stations. As you'd expect with the Starck name, the emphasis on style with cutting-edge design by French designer Dion & Arles. All of the 195 rooms come with king size beds, 5-star linen and complimentary films, entertainment and WiFi while downstairs there are Japanese-style karaoke rooms, decked out with pinball machines, retro video games, and classic 50s-style microphones. The ground floor living area leads to the 100-cover restaurant which includes an island bar and outdoor courtyard with a retractable glass roof for cocktails al fresco. For tongue in cheek design touches look to the twists on lace doilies, coloured macrame, bright Liberty prints and a graffiti chalkboard ceiling. Brunch is a big deal at other Mama properties so settle in at weekends for leisurely late breakfast accompanied by live music.
 
 
 

The Hoxton Southwark

Opened 2nd September 2019

The Hoxton Southwark Opened 2nd September 2019 When they opened their first hotel in Shoreditch in 2006, The Hoxton paved the way for design-led budget hotels, showing disbelievers that you didn't have to pay for expensive mini-bars and rip-off rates for phone calls or internet access. Its success has led to a third hotel in London as this 192-bedroom property on Blackfriars Road in Southwark, open in September 2019, joins existing Hoxton hotels in Shoreditch and Holborn. Occupying the lower six floors of a 14-storey building, the hotel is done up in a mix of industrial design and antique furniture while the history of the hops trade has inspired the botanical print fabrics, tiles and wallpaper in the lobby, Apartment and rooftop - home to a restaurant with sprawling city views across the Thames. Six floors of the building are set aside for freelancers under the title of Working From_ which offers 744 desks, five meeting rooms, a wellness studio with daily classes by local fitness club, Refinery E9, a winter garden and quiet booths for making private calls. "It's conquered east and central London and now Hoxton is poised to take the south" ran an Evening Standard headline when planning permission was granted in 2015. Where The Hoxton goes, the hipsters follow. 2019/09/02 Where:
The Hoxton Southwark, 32-40 Blackfriars Road London, SE1 8PB
Category: New Hotels

The Hoxton Southwark, 32-40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8PB

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
When they opened their first hotel in Shoreditch in 2006, The Hoxton paved the way for design-led budget hotels, showing disbelievers that you didn't have to pay for expensive mini-bars and rip-off rates for phone calls or internet access. Its success has led to a third hotel in London as this 192-bedroom property on Blackfriars Road in Southwark, open in September 2019, joins existing Hoxton hotels in Shoreditch and Holborn. Occupying the lower six floors of a 14-storey building, the hotel is done up in a mix of industrial design and antique furniture while the history of the hops trade has inspired the botanical print fabrics, tiles and wallpaper in the lobby, Apartment and rooftop - home to a restaurant with sprawling city views across the Thames. Six floors of the building are set aside for freelancers under the title of Working From_ which offers 744 desks, five meeting rooms, a wellness studio with daily classes by local fitness club, Refinery E9, a winter garden and quiet booths for making private calls. "It's conquered east and central London and now Hoxton is poised to take the south" ran an Evening Standard headline when planning permission was granted in 2015. Where The Hoxton goes, the hipsters follow.
 
 
 
 

Bar Douro City

Opened September 2019

Bar Douro City Opened September 2019 Popular Portuguese restaurant and wine bar Bar Douro, which has been serving classics like salt cod hash and garlic gambas at its Flat Iron Square home since it opened in November 2016, expands to a second site in 2019, this time in the new 1 Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate. Both restaurants are brought to you by Max Graham who spent his childhood in Porto - his father set up Churchill's Port and his family has been producing wine in the Douro Valley for over two centuries. At Bar Douro City, located in a Grade II-listed building, design features include hand-painted Portuguese tiles, a marble counter from Aveiro and a traditional mosaic floor of hand-cut stone. Seating for 44 is at Olaio bar stools and chairs, positioned alongside the bar and throughout, or you can sit outside on the sheltered outdoor terrace with a glass of something dry from the all-Portuguese wine list while overlooking Broadgate, the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in central London. 2019/09/01 Where:
Bar Douro City, 1 Finsbury Avenue London, EC2M 2PF
Category: Central European Cuisine

Bar Douro City, 1 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PF

Tube: Moorgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Popular Portuguese restaurant and wine bar Bar Douro, which has been serving classics like salt cod hash and garlic gambas at its Flat Iron Square home since it opened in November 2016, expands to a second site in 2019, this time in the new 1 Finsbury Avenue development at Broadgate. Both restaurants are brought to you by Max Graham who spent his childhood in Porto - his father set up Churchill's Port and his family has been producing wine in the Douro Valley for over two centuries. At Bar Douro City, located in a Grade II-listed building, design features include hand-painted Portuguese tiles, a marble counter from Aveiro and a traditional mosaic floor of hand-cut stone. Seating for 44 is at Olaio bar stools and chairs, positioned alongside the bar and throughout, or you can sit outside on the sheltered outdoor terrace with a glass of something dry from the all-Portuguese wine list while overlooking Broadgate, the largest pedestrianised neighbourhood in central London.
 
 
 

Berto

Opened 31st August 2019

Berto Opened 31st August 2019 From the team behind popular neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia - famed for its 48-hour slow fermented doughs - Berto is an authentic artisanal pasta restaurant. Like its sister restaurant, which sits right next door and uses four signature pizza doughs, Berto offers a selection of pasta dishes freshly made from traditional, wholemeal and gluten free flours. Expert pasta maker Piero, otherwise known as Berto, is the inspiration for the restaurant and has worked closely with the owners to devise a menu of traditional pasta dishes. Having owned his own pasta shop in Ronciglione, just north of Rome, for the past 25 years, he certainly knows his stuff. All in-house staff have been trained by Berto himself and diners can watch the pasta making process thanks to a pasta bar at the centre of the restaurant. Tuck into everything from fresh egg tagliatelle and pappardelle to gnocchi and ravioli, all served with either classic or inventive sauces, and wash it down with an Italian wine or London beer. 2019/08/31 Where:
Berto, 155 Holloway Road London, N7 8LX
Category: Italian Cuisine

Berto, 155 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX

Tube: Holloway Road Station, Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
From the team behind popular neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia - famed for its 48-hour slow fermented doughs - Berto is an authentic artisanal pasta restaurant. Like its sister restaurant, which sits right next door and uses four signature pizza doughs, Berto offers a selection of pasta dishes freshly made from traditional, wholemeal and gluten free flours. Expert pasta maker Piero, otherwise known as Berto, is the inspiration for the restaurant and has worked closely with the owners to devise a menu of traditional pasta dishes. Having owned his own pasta shop in Ronciglione, just north of Rome, for the past 25 years, he certainly knows his stuff. All in-house staff have been trained by Berto himself and diners can watch the pasta making process thanks to a pasta bar at the centre of the restaurant. Tuck into everything from fresh egg tagliatelle and pappardelle to gnocchi and ravioli, all served with either classic or inventive sauces, and wash it down with an Italian wine or London beer.
 
 
 

Potemkin Theatre

Opened 31st August 2019

Potemkin Theatre Opened 31st August 2019 A bold, geometric canal-side structure attached to the top of a Haggerston warehouse has been awarded the 2019 Antepavilion Architecture Prize. London's newest theatre, the temporary Potemkin Theatre provides a stage for opera, family-friendly theatre and new writing as well as expert architectural talks. Opening with a performance from Shadwell Opera, the programme draws to a close almost a month later with a weekend symposium focusing on the future of immersive theatre and design with guest speakers including members of the PunchDrunk team. Whether you visit for a performance or a rooftop cinema screening - films shown celebrate the urban architecture of global cities - you can enjoy the fantastic views from the roof overlooking the canal. 2019/08/31 Where:
Potemkin Theatre, 55 Laburnum Street, Columbia & Brunswick Wharf London, E2 8BD
Category: Sights

Potemkin Theatre, 55 Laburnum Street, Columbia & Brunswick Wharf, London, E2 8BD

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
A bold, geometric canal-side structure attached to the top of a Haggerston warehouse has been awarded the 2019 Antepavilion Architecture Prize. London's newest theatre, the temporary Potemkin Theatre provides a stage for opera, family-friendly theatre and new writing as well as expert architectural talks. Opening with a performance from Shadwell Opera, the programme draws to a close almost a month later with a weekend symposium focusing on the future of immersive theatre and design with guest speakers including members of the PunchDrunk team. Whether you visit for a performance or a rooftop cinema screening - films shown celebrate the urban architecture of global cities - you can enjoy the fantastic views from the roof overlooking the canal.
 
 
 

Bafarat Cafe

Opened 28th August 2019

Bafarat Cafe Opened 28th August 2019 Bringing the ceremony of Arabic style coffee culture from the Middle East to London, Bafarat offers indulgent desserts and pastries created by talented French chef Thomas Alphonsine. Founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1952 by Omar Bafarat as a spice and coffee importer, his grandson has expanded the business to include cafes in Jeddah and London. At this stylish Soho cafe an open counter displays a picture perfect array of delicious and delicate patisserie, including signature desserts such as pistachio eclairs, raspberry tarts and rich caramel and cinnamon pillow. Pastries are very much at the heart of the experience. An enticing dessert counter is loaded with sweet treats like lemon tarts and a smooth and creamy passionfruit cheesecake. Elegant interiors in soft shades of pistachio, custard, cream and berries include a custom-made counter top with large chunks of marble which look like shards of caramelised sugar while the table bases take on the shape of a cookie cutter. 2019/08/28 Where:
Bafarat Cafe, 6 Warwick Street London, W1B 5LX
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Bafarat Cafe, 6 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LX

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Bringing the ceremony of Arabic style coffee culture from the Middle East to London, Bafarat offers indulgent desserts and pastries created by talented French chef Thomas Alphonsine. Founded in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1952 by Omar Bafarat as a spice and coffee importer, his grandson has expanded the business to include cafes in Jeddah and London. At this stylish Soho cafe an open counter displays a picture perfect array of delicious and delicate patisserie, including signature desserts such as pistachio eclairs, raspberry tarts and rich caramel and cinnamon pillow. Pastries are very much at the heart of the experience. An enticing dessert counter is loaded with sweet treats like lemon tarts and a smooth and creamy passionfruit cheesecake. Elegant interiors in soft shades of pistachio, custard, cream and berries include a custom-made counter top with large chunks of marble which look like shards of caramelised sugar while the table bases take on the shape of a cookie cutter.
 
 
 

Officina 00

Opened August 2019

Officina 00 Opened August 2019 Officina, Italian for 'workshop', and 00 (double-zero) - the finest grade of flour - gives this fresh pasta restaurant near Old Street its name. Bringing together regional Italian recipes with artisanal pastas, prepared before diners in a theatre kitchen, Officina 00 is centred around a spianatoia, a traditional wooden work-bench, where chefs make the food. Executive Chef Elia Sebregondi and Director Enzo Mirto, who grew up together in Naples, have put together a menu that's largely flour led, featuring freshly baked sourdough, Italian pastries and pasta, prepared front-of-house in the 'lab'. Each dish tells a story from Elia and Enzo's time in Italy. The signature pasta dish, Occhi (named after the fishermen who slow-cook pork while out at sea) is filled with a braised pork Genovese, sour parsley and provolone. Home-made limoncello and pasta inspired by a trip to the Amalfi coast can be enjoyed at tables made from dried oak or at the tiled counter overlooking the kitchen decorated with antique pasta machines, which Elia and Enzo have spent years collecting. 2019/08/26 Where:
Officina 00, 156 Old Street London, EC1V 9BW
Category: Italian Cuisine

Officina 00, 156 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BW

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Officina, Italian for 'workshop', and 00 (double-zero) - the finest grade of flour - gives this fresh pasta restaurant near Old Street its name. Bringing together regional Italian recipes with artisanal pastas, prepared before diners in a theatre kitchen, Officina 00 is centred around a spianatoia, a traditional wooden work-bench, where chefs make the food. Executive Chef Elia Sebregondi and Director Enzo Mirto, who grew up together in Naples, have put together a menu that's largely flour led, featuring freshly baked sourdough, Italian pastries and pasta, prepared front-of-house in the 'lab'. Each dish tells a story from Elia and Enzo's time in Italy. The signature pasta dish, Occhi (named after the fishermen who slow-cook pork while out at sea) is filled with a braised pork Genovese, sour parsley and provolone. Home-made limoncello and pasta inspired by a trip to the Amalfi coast can be enjoyed at tables made from dried oak or at the tiled counter overlooking the kitchen decorated with antique pasta machines, which Elia and Enzo have spent years collecting.
 
 
 
 

Mama Fuego

Opened 22nd August 2019

Mama Fuego Opened 22nd August 2019 Playful, glamorous and with more than a touch of 1960's design, Mama Fuego is a formal restaurant, a milk-bar cafe, a full-service bakery as well as a riverside garden and barbecue with a gin distillery and tap room bar. Located within the Greenwich Peninsula neighbourhood right beside The Tide, an elevated walkway and garden by the designers of NYC's High Line, the "dining and drinking emporium" is an all day space which mixes Aussie and Argentinean food and drink. The milk-bar cafe serves Aussie speciality coffee, the garden comes with an outdoor parrilla (barbeque) and the sunken lounge has a '60s style hanging fireplace in the centre. It's all brought to you by the mother and daughter team behind Abuelo, a gorgeous, relaxed Antipodean-meets-South American coffee house and kitchen in Covent Garden. 2019/08/22 Where:
Mama Fuego, 69-72 Olympian Way, North Greenwich Station London, SE10 0NE
Category: Cafes and Delis

Mama Fuego, 69-72 Olympian Way, North Greenwich Station, London, SE10 0NE

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Playful, glamorous and with more than a touch of 1960's design, Mama Fuego is a formal restaurant, a milk-bar cafe, a full-service bakery as well as a riverside garden and barbecue with a gin distillery and tap room bar. Located within the Greenwich Peninsula neighbourhood right beside The Tide, an elevated walkway and garden by the designers of NYC's High Line, the "dining and drinking emporium" is an all day space which mixes Aussie and Argentinean food and drink. The milk-bar cafe serves Aussie speciality coffee, the garden comes with an outdoor parrilla (barbeque) and the sunken lounge has a '60s style hanging fireplace in the centre. It's all brought to you by the mother and daughter team behind Abuelo, a gorgeous, relaxed Antipodean-meets-South American coffee house and kitchen in Covent Garden.
 
 
 

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen

Opened August 2019

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen Opened August 2019 Mediterranean and Japanese influences can be seen in everything from the food to the design at Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, a modern day-to-night neighbourhood restaurant and bar in the West End. Wines, sake and signature cocktails go just as well with sea bream and sashimi as they do with charcoal grilled Mediterranean lamb cutlets and soft shell crab rolls. A lounge bar and an intimate outdoor garden, dotted with Mediterranean olive trees and Japanese sago palms, lead off the main dining area which seats 74. But if you want the best view of the kitchen team working at the raw bar sit up at the chef's counter for six. Open for breakfast through to dinner this glamorous spot, with its white-washed exposed brickwork, offers relaxed refreshment from sunrise to sunset. 2019/08/15 Where:
Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, 9-14 Bloomsbury Street London, WC1B 3QD
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, 9-14 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3QD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Mediterranean and Japanese influences can be seen in everything from the food to the design at Bloomsbury Street Kitchen, a modern day-to-night neighbourhood restaurant and bar in the West End. Wines, sake and signature cocktails go just as well with sea bream and sashimi as they do with charcoal grilled Mediterranean lamb cutlets and soft shell crab rolls. A lounge bar and an intimate outdoor garden, dotted with Mediterranean olive trees and Japanese sago palms, lead off the main dining area which seats 74. But if you want the best view of the kitchen team working at the raw bar sit up at the chef's counter for six. Open for breakfast through to dinner this glamorous spot, with its white-washed exposed brickwork, offers relaxed refreshment from sunrise to sunset.
 
 
 

Mo Diner

Opened August 2019

Mo Diner Opened August 2019 Momo's playful cousin, Mo Diner is a colourful, cacti filled restaurant from Mourad Mazouz, the man behind Sketch, Derriere, Restaurant 404 and the rebirth of Momo - the legendary Moroccan restaurant next door. Inspired by the American diners of the 1930s, Mo Diner is decorated with purple diner booths, yellow Moroccan tiles, a neon sign and glowing palm tree. Hanging plants fill the conservatory, a cactus and succulent wall lines the back of the diner while the outside terrace is done up in candy colours. It's typical of the multi-talented maverick Mourad Mazouz who has asked Tatty Devine to design three jewellery pieces and illustrator Yue Wu to create a whole different world in the staircase. The all day Mediterranean menu, divided into fish, meat, vegetables and sandwiches, adds pomegranate and brown sauce to Berber Pancakes and you can expect fun twists on dishes like lobster rock 'n' roll and Loulou's chicken wings. Classic egg dishes include Moroccan khlea with beef, eggs and green chermoula and Eggs Florentine with spinach, mulukhiyah and aleppo hollandaise. Finish with family favourite desserts of Om Ali bread pudding and hibiscus, rhubarb and basil cheesecake. Enter the Mo Lotto and you could win half price breakfasts or get a free meal on the house every week. 2019/08/15 Where:
Mo Diner, 23 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BH
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Mo Diner, 23 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Momo's playful cousin, Mo Diner is a colourful, cacti filled restaurant from Mourad Mazouz, the man behind Sketch, Derriere, Restaurant 404 and the rebirth of Momo - the legendary Moroccan restaurant next door. Inspired by the American diners of the 1930s, Mo Diner is decorated with purple diner booths, yellow Moroccan tiles, a neon sign and glowing palm tree. Hanging plants fill the conservatory, a cactus and succulent wall lines the back of the diner while the outside terrace is done up in candy colours. It's typical of the multi-talented maverick Mourad Mazouz who has asked Tatty Devine to design three jewellery pieces and illustrator Yue Wu to create a whole different world in the staircase. The all day Mediterranean menu, divided into fish, meat, vegetables and sandwiches, adds pomegranate and brown sauce to Berber Pancakes and you can expect fun twists on dishes like lobster rock 'n' roll and Loulou's chicken wings. Classic egg dishes include Moroccan khlea with beef, eggs and green chermoula and Eggs Florentine with spinach, mulukhiyah and aleppo hollandaise. Finish with family favourite desserts of Om Ali bread pudding and hibiscus, rhubarb and basil cheesecake. Enter the Mo Lotto and you could win half price breakfasts or get a free meal on the house every week.
 
 
 

Nutshell London

Opened 12th August 2019

Nutshell London Opened 12th August 2019 Former Palomar head chef Jeremy Borrow leaves the Soho restaurant to head up the kitchen at Nutshell, an Iranian restaurant in Covent Garden. Owned by h usband and wife team Mohammad Paknejad and Marwa Alkhalaf, who has worked at The Greenhouse in Mayfair, the 80 cover restaurant specialises in giving traditional Iranian recipes a modern twist, working with those family favourites handed down from generation to generation but which don't often make it into restaurants. Sharing plates and freshly made breads both feature prominently while brining, pickling, drying and fermentation are among the techniques used. Interiors by B3, the designers behind Lyle's and Gymkhana, include a ground floor space with an open kitchen and counter dining while upstairs the semi-private first floor area caters for bigger group bookings. 2019/08/12 Where:
Nutshell London, 30 St Martin's Lane London, WC2N 4EJ
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Nutshell London, 30 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4EJ

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Former Palomar head chef Jeremy Borrow leaves the Soho restaurant to head up the kitchen at Nutshell, an Iranian restaurant in Covent Garden. Owned by h usband and wife team Mohammad Paknejad and Marwa Alkhalaf, who has worked at The Greenhouse in Mayfair, the 80 cover restaurant specialises in giving traditional Iranian recipes a modern twist, working with those family favourites handed down from generation to generation but which don't often make it into restaurants. Sharing plates and freshly made breads both feature prominently while brining, pickling, drying and fermentation are among the techniques used. Interiors by B3, the designers behind Lyle's and Gymkhana, include a ground floor space with an open kitchen and counter dining while upstairs the semi-private first floor area caters for bigger group bookings.
 
 
 

BaoziInn Borough

Opened 7th August 2019

BaoziInn Borough Opened 7th August 2019 Following the success of its Romilly Street restaurant, BaoziInn - best known for its colourful dim sum and dan dan noodles - branches out to a larger, three floor flagship restaurant close to Borough Market. Seating 120 people, the Chinese restaurant comes with open kitchen on the ground floor, a cocktail bar and lounge. As with the Soho restaurant and their hatch at Market Hall Victoria, the food focuses on Hunan and Sichuan street food dumplings, skewers and buns. Cantonese roast meats are also a central part of the Southwark Street restaurant where dishes include chef's special recipe barbeque roast duck and crispy roast pork belly. It's brought to you by the Barshu group which opened Barshu, a Sichuan restaurant "tapping on fine dining's door" (Evening Standard) 12 years before. BaoziInn's "porky meatball in a soft, fluffy steamed bun" (Telegraph) come recommended by Jason Atherton, no less. 2019/08/07 Where:
BaoziInn Borough, 34-36 Southwark Street, Borough London, SE1 1TU
Category: Chinese Cuisine

BaoziInn Borough, 34-36 Southwark Street, Borough, London, SE1 1TU

Tube: Borough Station, London Bridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Following the success of its Romilly Street restaurant, BaoziInn - best known for its colourful dim sum and dan dan noodles - branches out to a larger, three floor flagship restaurant close to Borough Market. Seating 120 people, the Chinese restaurant comes with open kitchen on the ground floor, a cocktail bar and lounge. As with the Soho restaurant and their hatch at Market Hall Victoria, the food focuses on Hunan and Sichuan street food dumplings, skewers and buns. Cantonese roast meats are also a central part of the Southwark Street restaurant where dishes include chef's special recipe barbeque roast duck and crispy roast pork belly. It's brought to you by the Barshu group which opened Barshu, a Sichuan restaurant "tapping on fine dining's door" (Evening Standard) 12 years before. BaoziInn's "porky meatball in a soft, fluffy steamed bun" (Telegraph) come recommended by Jason Atherton, no less.
 
 
 
 

Eggslut

Opened August 2019

Eggslut Opened August 2019 Coming from Los Angeles, where it has a huge fan base including celebrity customers Drew Barrymore and Victoria Beckham, Eggslut gives the humble oeuf a gourmet makeover. Founded by Alvin Cailan, the brand initially launched as a food truck in 2011 and in 2019 opens its first European restaurant right here in Notting Hill. The menu gives you choices of The Slut - a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato puree, poached in a glass jar and served with baguette slices; The Fairfax - a sandwich made from soft scrambled eggs and cheese, served in a brioche bun; and Egg Salad - hard cooked eggs and thinly sliced chives mixed in honey mustard aioli with dressed arugula in a warm brioche bun. After a sneak peak at Taste of London the reviews are in and they say this place lives up to the hype. Form an orderly line. 2019/08/07 Where:
Eggslut, 185 Portobello Road London, W11 2ED
Category: American Cuisine

Eggslut, 185 Portobello Road, London, W11 2ED

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Coming from Los Angeles, where it has a huge fan base including celebrity customers Drew Barrymore and Victoria Beckham, Eggslut gives the humble oeuf a gourmet makeover. Founded by Alvin Cailan, the brand initially launched as a food truck in 2011 and in 2019 opens its first European restaurant right here in Notting Hill. The menu gives you choices of The Slut - a coddled egg on top of a smooth potato puree, poached in a glass jar and served with baguette slices; The Fairfax - a sandwich made from soft scrambled eggs and cheese, served in a brioche bun; and Egg Salad - hard cooked eggs and thinly sliced chives mixed in honey mustard aioli with dressed arugula in a warm brioche bun. After a sneak peak at Taste of London the reviews are in and they say this place lives up to the hype. Form an orderly line.
 
 
 

Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen

Opened 3rd August 2019

Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen Opened 3rd August 2019 With big screens, a massive video wall, the latest audio technology and shuffleboard tables, Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen ticks all the boxes when you need somewhere to watch the big game. Whatever sport you're into, from one day internationals to the English Premier League, they'll be showing it at this Westfield pub, the latest addition to ETM's sports collection - in the same stable as Greenwood, Broadleaf and the Long Arm Pub & Brewery. As well as sharing platters of smoky BBQ wings and burgers they've got a wood fired pizza oven for freshly cooked m argheritas and garlic prawn toppings while steak sandwich and a vegan friendly za'atar spiced roast cauliflower offer something more substantial. The usual beers - Amstel, Heineken and Guinness - are added to with Long Arm and Brixton Reliance pale ale and supplemented with cocktails, fizz and wine. 2019/08/03 Where:
Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen, Ariel Way London, W12 7HB
Category: Bars

Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen, Ariel Way, London, W12 7HB

Tube: Wood Lane Station, White City Station, Latimer Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
With big screens, a massive video wall, the latest audio technology and shuffleboard tables, Westwood Sports Pub and Kitchen ticks all the boxes when you need somewhere to watch the big game. Whatever sport you're into, from one day internationals to the English Premier League, they'll be showing it at this Westfield pub, the latest addition to ETM's sports collection - in the same stable as Greenwood, Broadleaf and the Long Arm Pub & Brewery. As well as sharing platters of smoky BBQ wings and burgers they've got a wood fired pizza oven for freshly cooked m argheritas and garlic prawn toppings while steak sandwich and a vegan friendly za'atar spiced roast cauliflower offer something more substantial. The usual beers - Amstel, Heineken and Guinness - are added to with Long Arm and Brixton Reliance pale ale and supplemented with cocktails, fizz and wine.
 
 
 

Arcade Food Theatre

Opened 22nd July 2019

Arcade Food Theatre Opened 22nd July 2019 On the ground floor of the Centre Point building, Arcade is a modern food hall featuring seven independent kitchens, a coffee and bakery counter, three bars, an outdoor terrace and 'The Loft', an incubation space for some of the more experimental food concepts. First up is Tou by Ta Ta Eatery, serving just-so Japanese katsu sandwiches and rice bowls and open until late. Back down on the ground floor you'll find an outlet of Lina Stores , Chotto by Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Chotto Matte , Mexican offering Pastorcito f rom the Harts Group (Barrafina, El Pastor) and Portuguese cooking at Casita Do Frango, sister to the popular Casa do Frango. You can also choose from Oklava, the follow up to Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie's Shoreditch restaurant, Kyseri, the Flat Iron Workshop for steak and perfect pastries from Pophams - the third branch of the artisan bakery which began in Islington. These seven present the initial offering when Arcade opens in July 2019 but the food suppliers change every six months. T he whole thing is centred around a bar and there's communal seating at long wooden tables as well as an on-site bakery and an outdoor terrace. 2019/07/22 Where:
Arcade Food Theatre, 103-105 New Oxford Street London, WC1A 1DB
Category:

Arcade Food Theatre, 103-105 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
On the ground floor of the Centre Point building, Arcade is a modern food hall featuring seven independent kitchens, a coffee and bakery counter, three bars, an outdoor terrace and 'The Loft', an incubation space for some of the more experimental food concepts. First up is Tou by Ta Ta Eatery, serving just-so Japanese katsu sandwiches and rice bowls and open until late. Back down on the ground floor you'll find an outlet of Lina Stores , Chotto by Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Chotto Matte , Mexican offering Pastorcito f rom the Harts Group (Barrafina, El Pastor) and Portuguese cooking at Casita Do Frango, sister to the popular Casa do Frango. You can also choose from Oklava, the follow up to Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie's Shoreditch restaurant, Kyseri, the Flat Iron Workshop for steak and perfect pastries from Pophams - the third branch of the artisan bakery which began in Islington. These seven present the initial offering when Arcade opens in July 2019 but the food suppliers change every six months. T he whole thing is centred around a bar and there's communal seating at long wooden tables as well as an on-site bakery and an outdoor terrace.
 
 
 

The KPH

Opened 15th July 2019

The KPH Opened 15th July 2019 Closed for two years, The KPH (or Kensington Park Hotel) has been affectionately restored and reopened by Harcourt Inns, the independently owned portfolio of pubs founded by James McCulloch with Henry Harris as group chef-director. Joining sister pubs The Coach and The Hero of Maida, this Victorian building - a local landmark - has a ground floor pub, a light-filled first-floor dining room with food by Ruairidh Summers (sous chef at St. John between 2014 and 2017) and seven bedrooms. The menu is Parisian Bistro food meets Montreal food scene with offal and unusual cuts of meat featuring in dishes like guinea fowl and chicken liver parfait. Occupying a prominent corner of Ladbroke Grove, The KPH is well known as one of London's oldest live music venues. Tom Jones played his first gig here, the Clash's Mick Jones was a regular and that heritage continues with a live music programme and a late licence until 1am on weekends. 2019/07/15 Where:
The KPH, 139 Ladbroke Grove London, W10 6HJ
Category: British Cuisine

The KPH, 139 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6HJ

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Closed for two years, The KPH (or Kensington Park Hotel) has been affectionately restored and reopened by Harcourt Inns, the independently owned portfolio of pubs founded by James McCulloch with Henry Harris as group chef-director. Joining sister pubs The Coach and The Hero of Maida, this Victorian building - a local landmark - has a ground floor pub, a light-filled first-floor dining room with food by Ruairidh Summers (sous chef at St. John between 2014 and 2017) and seven bedrooms. The menu is Parisian Bistro food meets Montreal food scene with offal and unusual cuts of meat featuring in dishes like guinea fowl and chicken liver parfait. Occupying a prominent corner of Ladbroke Grove, The KPH is well known as one of London's oldest live music venues. Tom Jones played his first gig here, the Clash's Mick Jones was a regular and that heritage continues with a live music programme and a late licence until 1am on weekends.
 
 
 

Double Standard

Opened 11th July 2019

Double Standard Opened 11th July 2019 Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel - he also heads up British restaurant Isla - Double Standard is an eccentric late-night bar serving craft beer, wine and classic cocktails against a quirky backdrop of textured glass, heavy-set wooden doors and TFL-inspired upholstery - all coming together to create the feel of a cosy British local. Pastel-tiled flooring, a retro felt ceiling, and red leather and electric blue seating complete the quirky yet sophisticated décor. Rawson - former head chef at Lucky Chip and Pachamama - is responsible for the food menu, which is made up of traditional pub classics and NYC dive bar food. 2019/07/11 Where:
Double Standard, The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street London, WC1H 8EG
Category: Bars

Double Standard, The Standard , 10 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Part of Adam Rawson's ground floor takeover of The Standard London hotel - he also heads up British restaurant Isla - Double Standard is an eccentric late-night bar serving craft beer, wine and classic cocktails against a quirky backdrop of textured glass, heavy-set wooden doors and TFL-inspired upholstery - all coming together to create the feel of a cosy British local. Pastel-tiled flooring, a retro felt ceiling, and red leather and electric blue seating complete the quirky yet sophisticated décor. Rawson - former head chef at Lucky Chip and Pachamama - is responsible for the food menu, which is made up of traditional pub classics and NYC dive bar food.
 
 
 
 

Flor

Opened 11th July 2019

Flor Opened 11th July 2019 Following on from the Michelin-starred, widely acclaimed Lyle's in Shoreditch, chef James Lowe and business partner John Ogier have turned their attention to Borough with the opening of Flor just outside of Borough Market. Taking inspiration from the buvettes of Paris and the pintxos bars in San Sabastian, the all-day venue is a wine bar, bakery and restaurant in one. Sourdough bread and viennoiserie are at the heart of the menu, which focuses on produce and provenance, with baked goods in the morning, sandwiches at lunch and flatbreads at dinner. All the bread and baked goods are made in-house using British wheat that's milled at its renowned east London sister restaurant. In-keeping with the laid-back ethos, the wine list is approachable and, like the food, all come from agriculturally responsible locations. 2019/07/11 Where:
Flor, 1 Bedale Street London, SE1 9AL
Category: British Cuisine

Flor, 1 Bedale Street, London, SE1 9AL

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Following on from the Michelin-starred, widely acclaimed Lyle's in Shoreditch, chef James Lowe and business partner John Ogier have turned their attention to Borough with the opening of Flor just outside of Borough Market. Taking inspiration from the buvettes of Paris and the pintxos bars in San Sabastian, the all-day venue is a wine bar, bakery and restaurant in one. Sourdough bread and viennoiserie are at the heart of the menu, which focuses on produce and provenance, with baked goods in the morning, sandwiches at lunch and flatbreads at dinner. All the bread and baked goods are made in-house using British wheat that's milled at its renowned east London sister restaurant. In-keeping with the laid-back ethos, the wine list is approachable and, like the food, all come from agriculturally responsible locations.
 
 
 

Isla

Opened 11th July 2019

Isla Opened 11th July 2019 Sitting on the ground floor of The Standard London hotel, Isla is the latest venture from chef Adam Rawson, who trained under Nuno Mendes before working as head chef at Lucky Chip and Pachamama. One of two venues within the hotel headed up by Rawson - the other being the Double Standard bar - the all-day restaurant takes inspiration from Britain's island geography with a strong focus on coastal cuisine, light proteins and seasonal British produce accompanied by a menu of natural wines. The interior comes courtesy of Shawn Hausman, who has created a bold aesthetic with contrasting patterns, indoor foliage and a variety of textures and fabrics, including fluffy feature walls. While the indoor space is warm and inviting, the outdoor space with a retractable awning is ideal for summer al fresco dining. 2019/07/11 Where:
Isla, The Standard London, 10 Argyle Street London, WC1H 8EG
Category: British Cuisine

Isla, The Standard , 10 Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EG

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese Bar
Sitting on the ground floor of The Standard London hotel, Isla is the latest venture from chef Adam Rawson, who trained under Nuno Mendes before working as head chef at Lucky Chip and Pachamama. One of two venues within the hotel headed up by Rawson - the other being the Double Standard bar - the all-day restaurant takes inspiration from Britain's island geography with a strong focus on coastal cuisine, light proteins and seasonal British produce accompanied by a menu of natural wines. The interior comes courtesy of Shawn Hausman, who has created a bold aesthetic with contrasting patterns, indoor foliage and a variety of textures and fabrics, including fluffy feature walls. While the indoor space is warm and inviting, the outdoor space with a retractable awning is ideal for summer al fresco dining.
 
 
 

Microsoft Store

Opened 11th July 2019

Microsoft Store Opened 11th July 2019 After years of planning, the much-anticipated flagship Microsoft Store finally arrived in London in 2019. While the brand already has stores in the US and Australia, this is the first physical retail store for Microsoft in the UK. Covering nearly 22,000 square feet on Oxford Circus, the store provides the chance to try the latest technology products and services from Microsoft and enjoy a number of free activities. Visitors can get hands-on with Surface, Windows, Xbox and PC Gaming, and journey through a number of interactive zones surrounded by immersive video walls. The Community Theatre provides a space for tech, coding and STEM learning, and runs free, year-round workshops, while the Answer Desk offers dedicated customer support, training, repairs and advice from trusted Microsoft advisors. 2019/07/11 Where:
Microsoft Store, 259 Regent Street London, W1B 2ER
Category: Electronics

Microsoft Store, 259 Regent Street, London, W1B 2ER

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil Galloway
After years of planning, the much-anticipated flagship Microsoft Store finally arrived in London in 2019. While the brand already has stores in the US and Australia, this is the first physical retail store for Microsoft in the UK. Covering nearly 22,000 square feet on Oxford Circus, the store provides the chance to try the latest technology products and services from Microsoft and enjoy a number of free activities. Visitors can get hands-on with Surface, Windows, Xbox and PC Gaming, and journey through a number of interactive zones surrounded by immersive video walls. The Community Theatre provides a space for tech, coding and STEM learning, and runs free, year-round workshops, while the Answer Desk offers dedicated customer support, training, repairs and advice from trusted Microsoft advisors.
 
 
 

The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Opened 11th July 2019

The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel Opened 11th July 2019 Adding to its fantastic line-up of destination bars and restaurants, which includes The Gilbert Scott and The Booking Office, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel launched the stylish Hansom Bar in summer 2019. Set against a backdrop of magnificent neo-gothic architecture, the bar provides a laid-back vibe in an atmospheric setting. Marble and brass touches sit among modern furnishings, Victorian lampposts and green and blue accents under a high vaulted ceiling with Barlow Blue ironwork and soaring windows. Paying homage to the venue's history and former life as the Hansom cab drop off point for St Pancras Station in the 1800s, the carefully crafted cocktails includes the Angel & Bragget Alehouse Flip, Mr. Cratchit's Yuletide Punch and the V&A Gold Fashioned. Guests can also tuck into a menu of seasonal small plates that champion British produce. 2019/07/11 Where:
The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road London, NW1 2AR
Category: Bars

The Hansom Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AR

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil Galloway
Adding to its fantastic line-up of destination bars and restaurants, which includes The Gilbert Scott and The Booking Office, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel launched the stylish Hansom Bar in summer 2019. Set against a backdrop of magnificent neo-gothic architecture, the bar provides a laid-back vibe in an atmospheric setting. Marble and brass touches sit among modern furnishings, Victorian lampposts and green and blue accents under a high vaulted ceiling with Barlow Blue ironwork and soaring windows. Paying homage to the venue's history and former life as the Hansom cab drop off point for St Pancras Station in the 1800s, the carefully crafted cocktails includes the Angel & Bragget Alehouse Flip, Mr. Cratchit's Yuletide Punch and the V&A Gold Fashioned. Guests can also tuck into a menu of seasonal small plates that champion British produce.
 
 
 

The Standard, London

Opened 11th July 2019

The Standard, London Opened 11th July 2019 Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 266 bedrooms, The Standard, London is the first hotel from the well known boutique chain outside America. The former council office block, originally built in the 1970s as an annexe to Camden Town Hall, sits directly opposite St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The whole building has been upgraded, overseen by Shawn Hausman Design, but the biggest change is to the top floors. An external lift whisks guests from the ground up to the 10th floor where there's a destination rooftop restaurant run by critically acclaimed chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias whose restaurants in Bristol - Casamia and Paco Tapas - are both Michelin starred. Adam Rawson is in charge of the ground floor restaurant, Isla, which has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and sits alongside Double Standard, the ground floor bar which faces onto Euston Road. 2019/07/11 Where:
The Standard, London, Argyle Street London, WC1H 8EQ
Category: New Hotels

The Standard, London, Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EQ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David Cleveland
Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 266 bedrooms, The Standard, London is the first hotel from the well known boutique chain outside America. The former council office block, originally built in the 1970s as an annexe to Camden Town Hall, sits directly opposite St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The whole building has been upgraded, overseen by Shawn Hausman Design, but the biggest change is to the top floors. An external lift whisks guests from the ground up to the 10th floor where there's a destination rooftop restaurant run by critically acclaimed chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias whose restaurants in Bristol - Casamia and Paco Tapas - are both Michelin starred. Adam Rawson is in charge of the ground floor restaurant, Isla, which has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and sits alongside Double Standard, the ground floor bar which faces onto Euston Road.
 
 
 
 

The Tide

Opened July 2019

The Tide Opened July 2019 London's latest park is from the designers of New York's High Line and, like that successful urban regeneration project, The Tide follows an elevated linear design. The 5km raised walkway, dotted with plants, birch and pine trees, weaves its way around the Greenwich Peninsula and ends with a platform overlooking the Thames. Here you'll also find Damien Hirst's enormous bronze sea sculptures, a red eight-metre high sculpture by Allen Jones and Yoko Ono's Wish Trees. These join existing artworks by Gary Hume and Antony Gormley whose Quantum Cloud was commissioned in 1999 to celebrate the millennium. 2019/07/10 Where:
The Tide, London, SE10 0EW
Category: Parks and Gardens

The Tide, , London, SE10 0EW

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff Moore
London's latest park is from the designers of New York's High Line and, like that successful urban regeneration project, The Tide follows an elevated linear design. The 5km raised walkway, dotted with plants, birch and pine trees, weaves its way around the Greenwich Peninsula and ends with a platform overlooking the Thames. Here you'll also find Damien Hirst's enormous bronze sea sculptures, a red eight-metre high sculpture by Allen Jones and Yoko Ono's Wish Trees. These join existing artworks by Gary Hume and Antony Gormley whose Quantum Cloud was commissioned in 1999 to celebrate the millennium.
 
 
 

Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf

Opened 8th July 2019

Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf Opened 8th July 2019 After the success of their pizzerias in Hoxton and Clapham, brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe have opened a third Radio Alice Pizzeria in London, this time in Canary Wharf at Jubilee Place - a modern contrast to the historic buildings in which the two other London pizzeries are housed. The pizzas themselves are particularly good. That's down to the sourdough base, made with organic flour, fermented for 24 hours, then topped with seasonal ingredients from the classic tomato and basil through to the more adventurous 'speck, gorgonzola, fiordilatte, walnuts and honey' and 'prosciutto di Parma, organic burrata, and orange infused oil'. A selection of appetisers such as burrata with basil walnut pesto and anchovies with lemon zest as well as desserts like a boozy tiramisu and pistachio gelato make up the rest of the menu. 2019/07/08 Where:
Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf, Jubilee Place, Unit 24 London, E14 5NY
Category: Italian Cuisine

Radio Alice Pizzeria Canary Wharf, Jubilee Place, Unit 24, London, E14 5NY

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff Moore
After the success of their pizzerias in Hoxton and Clapham, brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe have opened a third Radio Alice Pizzeria in London, this time in Canary Wharf at Jubilee Place - a modern contrast to the historic buildings in which the two other London pizzeries are housed. The pizzas themselves are particularly good. That's down to the sourdough base, made with organic flour, fermented for 24 hours, then topped with seasonal ingredients from the classic tomato and basil through to the more adventurous 'speck, gorgonzola, fiordilatte, walnuts and honey' and 'prosciutto di Parma, organic burrata, and orange infused oil'. A selection of appetisers such as burrata with basil walnut pesto and anchovies with lemon zest as well as desserts like a boozy tiramisu and pistachio gelato make up the rest of the menu.
 
 
 

Flat Iron, Spitalfields

Opened 1st July 2019

Flat Iron, Spitalfields Opened 1st July 2019 Self-taught butcher Charlie Carroll continues the expansion of his popular Flat Iron steakhouse with this seventh branch, located on Commercial Street in Spitalfields. Having originally built up a loyal following as a pop-up back in 2012, the mini chain now boasts restaurants in Covent Garden, Soho, Shoreditch and King's Cross. The concept is simple: steak, really good steak, at an affordable price. While the affordable yet tasty flat iron steak sits at the heart of the menu, regular specials like grass fed wagyu bavette and tempting sides such as classic beef dripping chips make up the rest. This latest outlet references the traditional Victoria houses in Spitalfields with a brick inglenook fireplace housing an 1800's cast iron stove. Here pots of hot toffee sauce bubble away ready to be used on the restaurant's sticky toffee pudding. 2019/07/01 Where:
Flat Iron, Spitalfields, 88-90 Commercial Street London, E1 6LY
Category: American Cuisine

Flat Iron, Spitalfields, 88-90 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY

Tube: Aldgate East Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff Moore
Self-taught butcher Charlie Carroll continues the expansion of his popular Flat Iron steakhouse with this seventh branch, located on Commercial Street in Spitalfields. Having originally built up a loyal following as a pop-up back in 2012, the mini chain now boasts restaurants in Covent Garden, Soho, Shoreditch and King's Cross. The concept is simple: steak, really good steak, at an affordable price. While the affordable yet tasty flat iron steak sits at the heart of the menu, regular specials like grass fed wagyu bavette and tempting sides such as classic beef dripping chips make up the rest. This latest outlet references the traditional Victoria houses in Spitalfields with a brick inglenook fireplace housing an 1800's cast iron stove. Here pots of hot toffee sauce bubble away ready to be used on the restaurant's sticky toffee pudding.
 
 
 

Heritage

Opened 1st July 2019

Heritage Opened 1st July 2019 Fondue, raclette and rosti are just three of the Swiss dishes on the menu at Heritage on Soho's Rupert Street where head chef Aarik Persaud cooks with indulgent ingredients like wagyu beef, lobster and black truffle. Having worked at Chewton Glen in the UK and The Butchers Club in Hong Kong, the chef is well practised in using refined techniques and uses them in the Swiss national dish of rosti which is crisp on the outside with soft buttery potato on the inside. Smaller plates include the dry-aged steak tartare with beetroot and yoghurt dressing or lobster tart with roasted fennel. Larger plates come in the form of whole red mullet with red prawn, caviar and samphire fricassee. Wines from the Alpine region and New World are stored in the restaurant's statement glass wine cellar while the bar offers cocktails made with all-natural ingredients, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a leather bar stool. 2019/07/01 Where:
Heritage, 18-20 Rupert Street London, W1D 6DE
Category: Central European Cuisine

Heritage, 18-20 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DE

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff Moore
Fondue, raclette and rosti are just three of the Swiss dishes on the menu at Heritage on Soho's Rupert Street where head chef Aarik Persaud cooks with indulgent ingredients like wagyu beef, lobster and black truffle. Having worked at Chewton Glen in the UK and The Butchers Club in Hong Kong, the chef is well practised in using refined techniques and uses them in the Swiss national dish of rosti which is crisp on the outside with soft buttery potato on the inside. Smaller plates include the dry-aged steak tartare with beetroot and yoghurt dressing or lobster tart with roasted fennel. Larger plates come in the form of whole red mullet with red prawn, caviar and samphire fricassee. Wines from the Alpine region and New World are stored in the restaurant's statement glass wine cellar while the bar offers cocktails made with all-natural ingredients, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a leather bar stool.
 
 
 

The Cartoon Museum

Opened 1st July 2019

The Cartoon Museum Opened 1st July 2019 Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, the museum found a new home in 2019, moving to Wells Street in Fitzrovia. Following a £1 million re-fit, the venue now has two main gallery areas, a Clore Learning Studio and a destination shop. The playful interiors feature cartoony smashed windows, desks with feet, tiger-striped flooring and a stairwell decorated with icons from over a century of cartoon characters. The displays themselves have also been reinvigorated with space for a permanent collection and regularly changing exhibitions displaying works by more than 300 artists. Visitors can see everything from Hogarth prints to Gerald Scarfe's illustrations as well as more than a century's worth of British comics with original artwork from The Dandy, The Beezer, Judy and Watchmen. The place is positively brimming with cartoons, caricatures and comics, guaranteed to keep you sniggering throughout your visit. 2019/07/01 Where:
The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street London, WC1A 3AE
Category: Museums

The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, London, WC1A 3AE

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Holborn Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff Moore
Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, the museum found a new home in 2019, moving to Wells Street in Fitzrovia. Following a £1 million re-fit, the venue now has two main gallery areas, a Clore Learning Studio and a destination shop. The playful interiors feature cartoony smashed windows, desks with feet, tiger-striped flooring and a stairwell decorated with icons from over a century of cartoon characters. The displays themselves have also been reinvigorated with space for a permanent collection and regularly changing exhibitions displaying works by more than 300 artists. Visitors can see everything from Hogarth prints to Gerald Scarfe's illustrations as well as more than a century's worth of British comics with original artwork from The Dandy, The Beezer, Judy and Watchmen. The place is positively brimming with cartoons, caricatures and comics, guaranteed to keep you sniggering throughout your visit.
 
 
 
 

Circolo Popolare

Opened 28th June 2019

Circolo Popolare Opened 28th June 2019 Having enjoyed great success with the richly-decorated Gloria in Shoreditch, Big Mamma Group opened their second London restaurant, Circolo Popolare, or Circolo for short, in the same year. Just like Gloria, which takes inspiration from 1970s Capri, the restaurant is a vibrant Italian trattoria, but the sunny Sicilian coast is the inspiration this time around. Over 20,000 bottles of spirits line the walls, thousands of festoon lights decorate the ceiling and, much like its sister restaurant, countless verdant indoor plants fill the dining space. The 'over the top' menu is 100% homemade and on the generous side as portions go with metre-long pizzas and show-stopping centrepieces of calamari e lemoni and pork skewers al arrabiata. Diners can finish it all off with the OTT 1 litre Sundae, served with giant cookie chunks, or for those with a smaller appetite, there's Bronte pistachio and Amalfi lemon gelato. 2019/06/28 Where:
Circolo Popolare, Rathbone Square London, W1T 1PB
Category: Italian Cuisine

Circolo Popolare, Rathbone Square, London, W1T 1PB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome Galland
Having enjoyed great success with the richly-decorated Gloria in Shoreditch, Big Mamma Group opened their second London restaurant, Circolo Popolare, or Circolo for short, in the same year. Just like Gloria, which takes inspiration from 1970s Capri, the restaurant is a vibrant Italian trattoria, but the sunny Sicilian coast is the inspiration this time around. Over 20,000 bottles of spirits line the walls, thousands of festoon lights decorate the ceiling and, much like its sister restaurant, countless verdant indoor plants fill the dining space. The 'over the top' menu is 100% homemade and on the generous side as portions go with metre-long pizzas and show-stopping centrepieces of calamari e lemoni and pork skewers al arrabiata. Diners can finish it all off with the OTT 1 litre Sundae, served with giant cookie chunks, or for those with a smaller appetite, there's Bronte pistachio and Amalfi lemon gelato.
 
 
 

Boots Covent Garden

Opened 27th June 2019

Boots Covent Garden Opened 27th June 2019 The opening of Boots in Covent Garden in summer 2019, described as "one of the biggest makeovers in the retailer's 170-year history" by The Guardian, brought this state of the art pharmacy, beauty and wellness shop to London. As well as a marble-tiled beauty hall stocking 300 beauty brands including No7, Liz Earle and Urban Decay, the store has an eye on sustainability. Alongside environmentally-friendly toiletries for sale, including bamboo toothbrushes, the store has a refill station where you can top up face cleansers, shampoos, hand wash and body wash while avoiding single-use plastics. A really great idea is the rehydration point where you refill your water bottle for free. As well as leading brands like haircare by Josh Wood, Ray Ban sunglasses and Estee Lauder make-up you'll find advice on healthcare and over-the-counter prescriptions. 2019/06/27 Where:
Boots Covent Garden, 107-115 Long Acre London, WC2E 9NT
Category: Chemists

Boots Covent Garden, 107-115 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9NT

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome Galland
The opening of Boots in Covent Garden in summer 2019, described as "one of the biggest makeovers in the retailer's 170-year history" by The Guardian, brought this state of the art pharmacy, beauty and wellness shop to London. As well as a marble-tiled beauty hall stocking 300 beauty brands including No7, Liz Earle and Urban Decay, the store has an eye on sustainability. Alongside environmentally-friendly toiletries for sale, including bamboo toothbrushes, the store has a refill station where you can top up face cleansers, shampoos, hand wash and body wash while avoiding single-use plastics. A really great idea is the rehydration point where you refill your water bottle for free. As well as leading brands like haircare by Josh Wood, Ray Ban sunglasses and Estee Lauder make-up you'll find advice on healthcare and over-the-counter prescriptions.
 
 
 

Lucky Cat

Opened 24th June 2019

Lucky Cat Opened 24th June 2019 Asian inspired small plates, Robata grilled dishes, sushi and sashimi are created in the open kitchen and raw bar of Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat , the restaurant which replaces Maze within the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square . Ramsay has teamed up with executive head chef, Ben Orpwood, former head chef of Maze and previously at Sexy Fish and Japanese restaurant Zuma, to design each dish to be shared at the centre of the table. I nspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo and the Far East, the interiors by award winning design studio AfroditiKrassa have the look and feel of those nocturnal clubs. And the name? It comes from the 'lucky cat' talisman, believed to attract good luck and fortune. 2019/06/24 Where:
Lucky Cat, 10 Grosvenor Square London, W1K 6JP
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Lucky Cat, 10 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 6JP

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome Galland
Asian inspired small plates, Robata grilled dishes, sushi and sashimi are created in the open kitchen and raw bar of Gordon Ramsay's Lucky Cat , the restaurant which replaces Maze within the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square . Ramsay has teamed up with executive head chef, Ben Orpwood, former head chef of Maze and previously at Sexy Fish and Japanese restaurant Zuma, to design each dish to be shared at the centre of the table. I nspired by the drinking dens of 1930s Tokyo and the Far East, the interiors by award winning design studio AfroditiKrassa have the look and feel of those nocturnal clubs. And the name? It comes from the 'lucky cat' talisman, believed to attract good luck and fortune.
 
 
 

Murder Inc.

Opened 21st June 2019

Murder Inc. Opened 21st June 2019 From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon lit Fitzrovia bar which takes inspiration from the gangster noir of the 1940s and '50s. The decor and style of this 60-capacity bar by Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball is 'industrial New York meets mid-century glamour'. A sizeable bar takes pride of place in a room where oak paneling, woven cane and striking artworks stand out against dark brick walls lit up by red neon signs and industrial pendants. Drinks have the tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that Cocktail Trading Co. has become known for but a more refined style. Order Death In The Afternoon and you get an on-tap blend of Pernod Absinthe, agave-ginger sherbet and Moet Champagne. The Adonis is a mix of lillet blanc, hibiscus vermouth, wild strawberry, bitters and bubbles while Cannonball Collins combines rum, cognac, triple sec and sweet pineapple soda. 2019/06/21 Where:
Murder Inc., 36 Hanway Street London, W1T 1UP
Category: Bars

Murder Inc., 36 Hanway Street, London, W1T 1UP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonis
From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon lit Fitzrovia bar which takes inspiration from the gangster noir of the 1940s and '50s. The decor and style of this 60-capacity bar by Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball is 'industrial New York meets mid-century glamour'. A sizeable bar takes pride of place in a room where oak paneling, woven cane and striking artworks stand out against dark brick walls lit up by red neon signs and industrial pendants. Drinks have the tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that Cocktail Trading Co. has become known for but a more refined style. Order Death In The Afternoon and you get an on-tap blend of Pernod Absinthe, agave-ginger sherbet and Moet Champagne. The Adonis is a mix of lillet blanc, hibiscus vermouth, wild strawberry, bitters and bubbles while Cannonball Collins combines rum, cognac, triple sec and sweet pineapple soda.
 
 
 

Pavlova's

Opened 21st June 2019

Pavlova's Opened 21st June 2019 Add a sense of theatrics to your interval drinks at Pavlova's, the Victoria Palace Theatre bar by Jason Atherton, in partnership with the theatre's owner, Cameron Mackintosh. Named after the legendary Russian ballerina whose statue stands on top of the theatre, the 20-seat bar offers drinks and cocktails including 'The Dying Swan', a gin and citrus mix served in a music box which opens to reveal a rotating ballerina and the cocktail. The drinks list, by the group's bar manager, Jay Doy, has a strong gin focus with a hidden gin cupboard storing over 38 varieties from around the world. You can sip on a 'Queens Park Swizzle' or a 'Garden Negroni' whether you're seeing a show or not. The bar is open throughout the day, from morning croissants and coffees to paninis, charcuterie and cheeses for lunch and dinner, all in the elegant surrounds of chandeliers, duck egg blue seating and polished hardwood floors. 2019/06/21 Where:
Pavlova's, Victoria Street, Victoria Palace Theatre London, SW1E 5EA
Category: Bars

Pavlova's, Victoria Street, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, SW1E 5EA

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatre
Add a sense of theatrics to your interval drinks at Pavlova's, the Victoria Palace Theatre bar by Jason Atherton, in partnership with the theatre's owner, Cameron Mackintosh. Named after the legendary Russian ballerina whose statue stands on top of the theatre, the 20-seat bar offers drinks and cocktails including 'The Dying Swan', a gin and citrus mix served in a music box which opens to reveal a rotating ballerina and the cocktail. The drinks list, by the group's bar manager, Jay Doy, has a strong gin focus with a hidden gin cupboard storing over 38 varieties from around the world. You can sip on a 'Queens Park Swizzle' or a 'Garden Negroni' whether you're seeing a show or not. The bar is open throughout the day, from morning croissants and coffees to paninis, charcuterie and cheeses for lunch and dinner, all in the elegant surrounds of chandeliers, duck egg blue seating and polished hardwood floors.
 
 
 
 

Gigi's Hoxton

Opened 20th June 2019

Gigi's Hoxton Opened 20th June 2019 Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, bar and late night music venue on Hoxton Square. Up to 250 guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets against a backdrop of industrial design and colourful artwork. The main focal point is the long bar topped with smooth green Wasabi stone lit by neon signs which stretches along one side of the room. The opposite wall is dominated by hand-painted murals by artist Kate Philipson. To the front of the venue there's a seating area filled with relaxed sofas while the restaurant and bar features zinc-covered tables, colourful stools and grey and tan chairs. It's the brainchild of Giovanna Hussain who together with her husband, Taiyab Hussain, is behind The Corner Shop on Shoreditch High Street, The Rocksteady in Dalston and Italian restaurant The Grapevine. 2019/06/20 Where:
Gigi's Hoxton, 11 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: Bars

Gigi's Hoxton, 11 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatre
Taking over the former site of Zigfrid von Underbelly, Gigi's Hoxton is an all-day restaurant, bar and late night music venue on Hoxton Square. Up to 250 guests can enjoy live music and DJ sets against a backdrop of industrial design and colourful artwork. The main focal point is the long bar topped with smooth green Wasabi stone lit by neon signs which stretches along one side of the room. The opposite wall is dominated by hand-painted murals by artist Kate Philipson. To the front of the venue there's a seating area filled with relaxed sofas while the restaurant and bar features zinc-covered tables, colourful stools and grey and tan chairs. It's the brainchild of Giovanna Hussain who together with her husband, Taiyab Hussain, is behind The Corner Shop on Shoreditch High Street, The Rocksteady in Dalston and Italian restaurant The Grapevine.
 
 
 

Latteria

Opened 20th June 2019

Latteria Opened 20th June 2019 A 1950s Milan diner sets the tone for the style of Latteria, an Italian restaurant in Islington from the same team behind Il Baretto in Marylebone. With formica tables, zinc service counters, glossy red cupboards, white tiles and exposed brick, the interiors add a splash of colour to Essex Road. While the ground floor space has a semi-open kitchen and deli counter, downstairs is quieter with a dining room lined with wine bottles. Named after the historic dairy stores where you could buy milk and cheese, Latteria delivers Italian comfort food from 'pinsa' style pizza (made with more water, less salt) to fresh pastas. Chef Paolo Parlanti, who previously worked at Franco's on Jermyn Street, and the Il Baretto team present simple secondi like grilled tuna and chicken Milanese followed by chocolate profiteroles, panna cotta and an espresso-laced tiramisu. 2019/06/20 Where:
Latteria, 56-58 Essex Road London, N1 8LR
Category: Italian Cuisine

Latteria, 56-58 Essex Road, London, N1 8LR

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatre
A 1950s Milan diner sets the tone for the style of Latteria, an Italian restaurant in Islington from the same team behind Il Baretto in Marylebone. With formica tables, zinc service counters, glossy red cupboards, white tiles and exposed brick, the interiors add a splash of colour to Essex Road. While the ground floor space has a semi-open kitchen and deli counter, downstairs is quieter with a dining room lined with wine bottles. Named after the historic dairy stores where you could buy milk and cheese, Latteria delivers Italian comfort food from 'pinsa' style pizza (made with more water, less salt) to fresh pastas. Chef Paolo Parlanti, who previously worked at Franco's on Jermyn Street, and the Il Baretto team present simple secondi like grilled tuna and chicken Milanese followed by chocolate profiteroles, panna cotta and an espresso-laced tiramisu.
 
 
 

Santa Nata

Opened June 2019

Santa Nata Opened June 2019 Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata, the custard tarts which Lisbon is famous for. T he second Santa Nata to launch in London, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, like a Lisbon local, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane. 2019/06/15 Where:
Santa Nata, 7 New Row London, WC2N 4LH
Category: Central European Cuisine

Santa Nata, 7 New Row, London, WC2N 4LH

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatre
Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata, the custard tarts which Lisbon is famous for. T he second Santa Nata to launch in London, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, like a Lisbon local, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane.
 
 
 

Sette

Opened June 2019

Sette Opened June 2019 Sette, named after the lucky number seven, is a New York style Italian restaurant within the Bulgari Hotel. Operated by the Scarpetta group, the stylish Knightsbridge restaurant is the sibling of the original in Manhattan which launched in NYC in 2008. Breads and homemade pastas are made in-house daily and main courses include halibut and veal tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana and glazed sweetbreads. The understated-yet-elegant look, created using natural and industrial materials, has been designed by Thomas Juul-Hanson, who is also responsible for the flagship Scarpetta NYC. Downstairs in the underground bar, Nolita Social, aperitifs and light bites, live music and DJs help create an intimate after hours hangout with '60s rock, '70s soul, and '90s hip-hop providing the soundtrack. 2019/06/15 Where:
Sette, Knightsbridge Green London, SW1X 7QL
Category: Italian Cuisine

Sette, Knightsbridge Green, London, SW1X 7QL

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatre
Sette, named after the lucky number seven, is a New York style Italian restaurant within the Bulgari Hotel. Operated by the Scarpetta group, the stylish Knightsbridge restaurant is the sibling of the original in Manhattan which launched in NYC in 2008. Breads and homemade pastas are made in-house daily and main courses include halibut and veal tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana and glazed sweetbreads. The understated-yet-elegant look, created using natural and industrial materials, has been designed by Thomas Juul-Hanson, who is also responsible for the flagship Scarpetta NYC. Downstairs in the underground bar, Nolita Social, aperitifs and light bites, live music and DJs help create an intimate after hours hangout with '60s rock, '70s soul, and '90s hip-hop providing the soundtrack.
 
 
 

Applebee's Fish Pop Up

Opened 14th June 2019

Applebee's Fish Pop Up Opened 14th June 2019 Evoking childhood memories of summer days spent at the seaside, Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month stint this summer. From Friday 14th of June you can visit the rustic River Thames restaurant champagne and oysters, craft beers from the Harbour Brewery, buskers, boules in the sand and some of the finest fish and chips in the city. Located under Hungerford Bridge and next to the Underbelly festival, the space has been made from wood and sustainable materials and includes a pergola as well as circular champagne and oyster bar. Relax with a summer cocktail on the deck chairs and feast on boat-fresh seafood by the river. 2019/06/14 Where:
Applebee's Fish Pop Up, Queen's Walk, Hungerford Bridge London, SE1 8XX
Category: Fish and Seafood

Applebee's Fish Pop Up, Queen's Walk, Hungerford Bridge, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatre
Evoking childhood memories of summer days spent at the seaside, Borough Market restaurant Applebee's Fish hosts a pop up on the Southbank for a four-month stint this summer. From Friday 14th of June you can visit the rustic River Thames restaurant champagne and oysters, craft beers from the Harbour Brewery, buskers, boules in the sand and some of the finest fish and chips in the city. Located under Hungerford Bridge and next to the Underbelly festival, the space has been made from wood and sustainable materials and includes a pergola as well as circular champagne and oyster bar. Relax with a summer cocktail on the deck chairs and feast on boat-fresh seafood by the river.
 
 
 
 

Maremma

Opened 14th June 2019

Maremma Opened 14th June 2019 Housed in the former Montego Inn, on the corner of Brixton Water Lane, Maremma is the debut neighbourhood Tuscan restaurant from Alice Staple and Dickie Bielenberg. Long-standing private chef Alice has a life-long love of Italian cooking which has helped craft the menu which, in true Italian style, is divided into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci. Tuscan classics like wild boar prosciutto and spinach and arancini are served with cocktails Wednesday to Saturday to toast aperitivo hour from 5.30pm. Dickie, a Brixton resident for almost fifty years, and Alice split their time between south London and his home in Campiglia Marittima, in the Maremma - an unspoilt coastal region of southern Tuscany famed for its salumi, seafood, olive groves and vineyards. Wine comes from small producers, all available for the first time in the UK. The interior incorporates the colours of Maremma - the cypress, pine and poplar trees, the olive groves, the terracotta Etruscan hilltop towns and the blue Tyrrhenian sea. A bit of the Maremma brought to Brixton. 2019/06/14 Where:
Maremma, 36 Brixton Water Lane London, SW2 1PE
Category: Italian Cuisine

Maremma, 36 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PE

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographer
Housed in the former Montego Inn, on the corner of Brixton Water Lane, Maremma is the debut neighbourhood Tuscan restaurant from Alice Staple and Dickie Bielenberg. Long-standing private chef Alice has a life-long love of Italian cooking which has helped craft the menu which, in true Italian style, is divided into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci. Tuscan classics like wild boar prosciutto and spinach and arancini are served with cocktails Wednesday to Saturday to toast aperitivo hour from 5.30pm. Dickie, a Brixton resident for almost fifty years, and Alice split their time between south London and his home in Campiglia Marittima, in the Maremma - an unspoilt coastal region of southern Tuscany famed for its salumi, seafood, olive groves and vineyards. Wine comes from small producers, all available for the first time in the UK. The interior incorporates the colours of Maremma - the cypress, pine and poplar trees, the olive groves, the terracotta Etruscan hilltop towns and the blue Tyrrhenian sea. A bit of the Maremma brought to Brixton.
 
 
 

The Stratford

Opened June 2019

The Stratford Opened June 2019 The Manhattan Loft Corporation, the firm which introduced loft living to the UK in 1992 and more recently gave the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel its remarkable makeover, is behind The Stratford, a stylish 150-room hotel which occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Stratford Skyscraper. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM who were also behind the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre. The mixed used development comes with three 'sky gardens', one on the 7th floor, a second on the 35th and a third on the 36th floor, ensuring that residents are never more than nine stories from an outdoor space. Sharing the use of communal spaces with residents of the 34 storey tower above, hotel guests have access to a swimming pool, spa facilities, daily yoga classes, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. Restaurant offerings include Allegra on the seventh floor from ex-Chiltern Firehouse chef Patrick Powell and the ground-floor brasserie from Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House. The Sunday Times Style Magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman", the legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation. GETTING THERE: The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links. 2019/06/14 Where:
The Stratford, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: New Hotels

The Stratford, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
The Manhattan Loft Corporation, the firm which introduced loft living to the UK in 1992 and more recently gave the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel its remarkable makeover, is behind The Stratford, a stylish 150-room hotel which occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Stratford Skyscraper. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM who were also behind the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre. The mixed used development comes with three 'sky gardens', one on the 7th floor, a second on the 35th and a third on the 36th floor, ensuring that residents are never more than nine stories from an outdoor space. Sharing the use of communal spaces with residents of the 34 storey tower above, hotel guests have access to a swimming pool, spa facilities, daily yoga classes, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. Restaurant offerings include Allegra on the seventh floor from ex-Chiltern Firehouse chef Patrick Powell and the ground-floor brasserie from Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House. The Sunday Times Style Magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman", the legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation.

GETTING THERE: The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links.
 
 
 

The Stratford Brasserie

Opened June 2019

The Stratford Brasserie Opened June 2019 At the entrance to The Stratford and acting as a social hub for both The Stratford hotel and loft apartments, The Stratford Brasserie is a casual restaurant perfect for all-day dining. On the ground floor of Harry Handelsman's cantilevered tower, Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House Group, oversees the food at the brasserie which has a spectacular triple-height lobby and ten-metre high fireplace. Soft padded leather chairs and statement wooden benches and tables, put in place by Space Copenhagen (the team behind NOMA and 11 Howard in New York), create a comfortable space to meet for coffee and fresh juices, to work, relax and dine. Heated, sheltered outdoor seating is overshadowed a lush pergola, alongside an outdoor bar, fireplace and pizza oven. Open all day, breakfast brings crumpets and acai bowls while dinner is traditional brasserie fare including schnitzel, risotto and burgers as well as Cornish bream and whole roasted chicken. 2019/06/14 Where:
The Stratford Brasserie, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: Brasseries

The Stratford Brasserie, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
At the entrance to The Stratford and acting as a social hub for both The Stratford hotel and loft apartments, The Stratford Brasserie is a casual restaurant perfect for all-day dining. On the ground floor of Harry Handelsman's cantilevered tower, Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House Group, oversees the food at the brasserie which has a spectacular triple-height lobby and ten-metre high fireplace. Soft padded leather chairs and statement wooden benches and tables, put in place by Space Copenhagen (the team behind NOMA and 11 Howard in New York), create a comfortable space to meet for coffee and fresh juices, to work, relax and dine. Heated, sheltered outdoor seating is overshadowed a lush pergola, alongside an outdoor bar, fireplace and pizza oven. Open all day, breakfast brings crumpets and acai bowls while dinner is traditional brasserie fare including schnitzel, risotto and burgers as well as Cornish bream and whole roasted chicken.
 
 
 

e&o Chelsea

Opened 14th June 2019

e&o Chelsea Opened 14th June 2019 On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb has rebranded the restaurant as e&o Chelsea , sister to e&o in Notting Hill, a celebrity favourite since it opened in 2001. Setting the standard for Pan Asian cuisine in the naughties, Will Ricker has a long history of creating trendy restaurants. Here he teams up with Fraser Carruthers of Raffles to create a striking open plan restaurant with a tropical feel and a dining space centred on a grand palm. The marble top bar, which has doubled in size, seats 22 and is the perfect place for signature cocktails like the Chelsea Flower and the Rose Petal Mule. Executive head chef, Aaj Fernando, brings flavours from Sri Lanka to Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea to the menu. Signature dishes include lobster noodles, king crab dumplings and fiery king prawn jungle curry as well as black cod and chilli salt squid. 2019/06/14 Where:
e&o Chelsea, 392 Kings Road London, SW3 5UZ
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

e&o Chelsea, 392 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UZ

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
On the Kings Road corner where Eight Over Eight used to be, an extensive refurb has rebranded the restaurant as e&o Chelsea , sister to e&o in Notting Hill, a celebrity favourite since it opened in 2001. Setting the standard for Pan Asian cuisine in the naughties, Will Ricker has a long history of creating trendy restaurants. Here he teams up with Fraser Carruthers of Raffles to create a striking open plan restaurant with a tropical feel and a dining space centred on a grand palm. The marble top bar, which has doubled in size, seats 22 and is the perfect place for signature cocktails like the Chelsea Flower and the Rose Petal Mule. Executive head chef, Aaj Fernando, brings flavours from Sri Lanka to Bali, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea to the menu. Signature dishes include lobster noodles, king crab dumplings and fiery king prawn jungle curry as well as black cod and chilli salt squid.
 
 
 

Siren by Nathan Outlaw

Opened 12th June 2019

Siren by Nathan Outlaw Opened 12th June 2019 The first new restaurant to open at The Goring for more than 100 years, Siren is the latest venture from Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw. One of London's best hotels and a favourite among the Royals, the five-star establishment has long been known for its exceptional afternoon tea and Michelin-starred Dining Room, so it's no wonder that CEO Jeremy Goring called upon Outlaw, renowned for his flagship restaurant, the two-Michelin-starred Port Isaac in Cornwall, and his Michelin-starred seafood restaurant at the Capital Hotel (now closed). A more casual affair than the Dining Room, which remains open, Siren sits within a new Russell Sage-designed space overlooking the hotel's secluded private garden. A menu of dishes inspired by the Goring family's strong ties to Cornwall features cuttlefish black pudding, cured monkfish with ginger, and red mullet with devilled shrimp butter while a menu of daily specials makes use of the freshest ingredients Cornwall has to offer. Desserts provide a taste of British nostalgia with gooseberry pavlova with custard ice cream and strawberry tart with yoghurt sorbet among the options, and the cocktail menu also makes use of traditional British ingredients. 2019/06/12 Where:
Siren by Nathan Outlaw, The Goring, 15 Beeston Place London, SW1W 0JW
Category: Fish and Seafood

Siren by Nathan Outlaw, The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
The first new restaurant to open at The Goring for more than 100 years, Siren is the latest venture from Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw. One of London's best hotels and a favourite among the Royals, the five-star establishment has long been known for its exceptional afternoon tea and Michelin-starred Dining Room, so it's no wonder that CEO Jeremy Goring called upon Outlaw, renowned for his flagship restaurant, the two-Michelin-starred Port Isaac in Cornwall, and his Michelin-starred seafood restaurant at the Capital Hotel (now closed). A more casual affair than the Dining Room, which remains open, Siren sits within a new Russell Sage-designed space overlooking the hotel's secluded private garden. A menu of dishes inspired by the Goring family's strong ties to Cornwall features cuttlefish black pudding, cured monkfish with ginger, and red mullet with devilled shrimp butter while a menu of daily specials makes use of the freshest ingredients Cornwall has to offer. Desserts provide a taste of British nostalgia with gooseberry pavlova with custard ice cream and strawberry tart with yoghurt sorbet among the options, and the cocktail menu also makes use of traditional British ingredients.
 
 
 
 

Arros QD

Opened 7th June 2019

Arros QD Opened 7th June 2019 A collaborative project from one of the 50 best, thrice Michelin starred Valencian chef Quique Dacosta and his London team, Arros QD showcases Quique's distinctive modern style of cooking. The focus is on rice, a food that doesn't typically get star status at high end restaurants, but this is a man who has written the book on the subject - see his Arroces Contemporaneos. All of the rice dishes are designed to share and there's even an immersive chef's paella counter. Here the rice dish made with really good quality Spanish ingredients - Paella Valenciana, for example, is made with rabbit chop, chicken and butter beans. Described as a "culinary genius" by the Michelin men, the self-taught chef was awarded three stars for his Quique Dacosta restaurant in Denia and one Michelin star at El Poblet in Valencia. W ith four distinct areas, the main space showcases an open kitchen where you can see the chefs cooking over the wood fired flame grill. 2019/06/07 Where:
Arros QD, 64 Eastcastle Street, The Plaza London, W1W 8NQ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Arros QD, 64 Eastcastle Street, The Plaza, London, W1W 8NQ

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
A collaborative project from one of the 50 best, thrice Michelin starred Valencian chef Quique Dacosta and his London team, Arros QD showcases Quique's distinctive modern style of cooking. The focus is on rice, a food that doesn't typically get star status at high end restaurants, but this is a man who has written the book on the subject - see his Arroces Contemporaneos. All of the rice dishes are designed to share and there's even an immersive chef's paella counter. Here the rice dish made with really good quality Spanish ingredients - Paella Valenciana, for example, is made with rabbit chop, chicken and butter beans. Described as a "culinary genius" by the Michelin men, the self-taught chef was awarded three stars for his Quique Dacosta restaurant in Denia and one Michelin star at El Poblet in Valencia. W ith four distinct areas, the main space showcases an open kitchen where you can see the chefs cooking over the wood fired flame grill.
 
 
 

Fugitive Motel

Opened June 2019

Fugitive Motel Opened June 2019 Fugitive Motel co-founders, best friends David Burgess and Liam Tolan, share an obsession for craft beer and have channelled their love of the fermented drink into this craft bar and kitchen in Bethnal Green Gardens. Next to the railway arches (which promise to be the new Paradise Row when tenants take up residence from summer 2019), the bar specialises in craft beers - including low and no alcohol drinks - and takes its design influence from West Coast American motels from the '50s and '60s. An all-day cafe with co-working spaces, mornings start with coffee from local roaster partners Climpson & Sons, served alongside a selection of freshly baked pastries. Sourdough pizza is on the menu from noon until late and the drinks list extends to refined and natural wines, Aperol Spritz, Martini Prosecco and kombucha on tap. 2019/06/07 Where:
Fugitive Motel, 199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Gardens London, E2 0EL
Category: Bars

Fugitive Motel, 199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Gardens, London, E2 0EL

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
Fugitive Motel co-founders, best friends David Burgess and Liam Tolan, share an obsession for craft beer and have channelled their love of the fermented drink into this craft bar and kitchen in Bethnal Green Gardens. Next to the railway arches (which promise to be the new Paradise Row when tenants take up residence from summer 2019), the bar specialises in craft beers - including low and no alcohol drinks - and takes its design influence from West Coast American motels from the '50s and '60s. An all-day cafe with co-working spaces, mornings start with coffee from local roaster partners Climpson & Sons, served alongside a selection of freshly baked pastries. Sourdough pizza is on the menu from noon until late and the drinks list extends to refined and natural wines, Aperol Spritz, Martini Prosecco and kombucha on tap.
 
 
 

Kurabu

Opened 6th June 2019

Kurabu Opened 6th June 2019 Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs floor into a contemporary Japanese restaurant. Deep fried sushi rice topped with sashimi is just one of the dishes on the snack menu which includes sushi rolls, tar tar chips and mini steamed burger buns filled with wagyu beef and shrimp tempura. The cocktail menu gives an Asian twist to the classics - the Tokyo Mule, for example, gives the whisky based drink a smoky kick - and they stock an extensive sake list, including their own-label sake from Konotomo, a family-run brewery in the Shiga region of Japan. 2019/06/06 Where:
Kurabu, Lennox Garden Mews, Dinings SW3 London, SW3 2JH
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Kurabu, Lennox Garden Mews, Dinings SW3, London, SW3 2JH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs floor into a contemporary Japanese restaurant. Deep fried sushi rice topped with sashimi is just one of the dishes on the snack menu which includes sushi rolls, tar tar chips and mini steamed burger buns filled with wagyu beef and shrimp tempura. The cocktail menu gives an Asian twist to the classics - the Tokyo Mule, for example, gives the whisky based drink a smoky kick - and they stock an extensive sake list, including their own-label sake from Konotomo, a family-run brewery in the Shiga region of Japan.
 
 
 

Omnino St Paul's

Opened 3rd June 2019

Omnino St Paul's Opened 3rd June 2019 Omnino Barbecue in St Paul's is the second restaurant from Omnino, the Brazilian steakhouse in City Hall . With a more boutique offer, Omnino Barbecue uses grilling comparable to leading 'churrascarias' of St Paulo and Rio. Quality meats from Brazilian Toscana sausage to free range marinated chicken, grilled sirloin and rump steaks are with tapas dishes on the side. Beans with pork, small pots of green salad and roasted sweet potato with chorizo pincho are just three examples of the tapas choices which change every fortnight. But t he real showstoppers for meat eaters are the prime cuts - picana or the rump cap, spicy ribeye and Argentine fillet. The restaurant itself is set against a backdrop of elegant black marble and ornate gold detailing, with wooden tables nestled across two floors. 2019/06/03 Where:
Omnino St Paul's, 7-9 St Bride Street, St Paul's London, EC4A 4AS
Category: American Cuisine

Omnino St Paul's, 7-9 St Bride Street, St Paul's, London, EC4A 4AS

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke Hayes
Omnino Barbecue in St Paul's is the second restaurant from Omnino, the Brazilian steakhouse in City Hall . With a more boutique offer, Omnino Barbecue uses grilling comparable to leading 'churrascarias' of St Paulo and Rio. Quality meats from Brazilian Toscana sausage to free range marinated chicken, grilled sirloin and rump steaks are with tapas dishes on the side. Beans with pork, small pots of green salad and roasted sweet potato with chorizo pincho are just three examples of the tapas choices which change every fortnight. But t he real showstoppers for meat eaters are the prime cuts - picana or the rump cap, spicy ribeye and Argentine fillet. The restaurant itself is set against a backdrop of elegant black marble and ornate gold detailing, with wooden tables nestled across two floors.
 
 
 

Wild Honey

Opened 3rd June 2019

Wild Honey Opened 3rd June 2019 Moving from Mayfair (its home for 12 years) to St James's, Anthony Demetre's Wild Honey - widely regarded as one of London's top restaurants - gets a new lease of life at the Sofitel London St James hotel. In its new home, this Wild Honey is an evolution of the food and style of its predecessor, with Head Chef Simon Woodrow - who worked at The Dairy and Arbutus before joining Wild Honey - collaborating with Anthony. The menu showcases the chefs' Anglo-French contemporary cooking style. Dishes include warm smoked eel and rillettes, traditional bouillabaisse and roast saddle of rabbit as well as English custard tart and London wild honey ice cream for dessert. Their extensive wine list includes approximately 100 options with new and old world wines and the look is by Scottish designer Jim Hamilton, in his first London project. 2019/06/03 Where:
Wild Honey, 8 Pall Mall London, SW1Y 5NG
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Wild Honey, 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetre
Moving from Mayfair (its home for 12 years) to St James's, Anthony Demetre's Wild Honey - widely regarded as one of London's top restaurants - gets a new lease of life at the Sofitel London St James hotel. In its new home, this Wild Honey is an evolution of the food and style of its predecessor, with Head Chef Simon Woodrow - who worked at The Dairy and Arbutus before joining Wild Honey - collaborating with Anthony. The menu showcases the chefs' Anglo-French contemporary cooking style. Dishes include warm smoked eel and rillettes, traditional bouillabaisse and roast saddle of rabbit as well as English custard tart and London wild honey ice cream for dessert. Their extensive wine list includes approximately 100 options with new and old world wines and the look is by Scottish designer Jim Hamilton, in his first London project.
 
 
 
 

Gold

Opened May 2019

Gold Opened May 2019 On the site of what used to be the Portobello Gold pub, Gold is a neighbourhood restaurant and late-night bar which draws on a talented team. Head Chef Theo Hill has come from The River Cafe while the front of house team is in the safe hands of Alex Ghalleb (Pizza East) and Arez Akgundogdu (Soho House). The menu puts the focus on dishes cooked in wood ovens or over open flame and served to share. Wood roasted whole sea bream, burrata served with Parma ham, and wood roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat are just three examples. Set over four floors, the ground floor has a bar and open kitchen area, leading out into a lush garden room. With a retractable roof and landscaped with mature trees, the garden room offers a tranquil escape from the busy Portobello Road while the first floor lounge and dining area is topped by a private party room on the second floor. Modern bohemian interiors are by local architect and design duo Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim and feature show-stopping art works by Portuguese artist Vhils, who has also created the pavement-to-roof installation on the outside of the building. 2019/05/31 Where:
Gold, 95 Portobello Road London, W11 2QB
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Gold, 95 Portobello Road, London, W11 2QB

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
On the site of what used to be the Portobello Gold pub, Gold is a neighbourhood restaurant and late-night bar which draws on a talented team. Head Chef Theo Hill has come from The River Cafe while the front of house team is in the safe hands of Alex Ghalleb (Pizza East) and Arez Akgundogdu (Soho House). The menu puts the focus on dishes cooked in wood ovens or over open flame and served to share. Wood roasted whole sea bream, burrata served with Parma ham, and wood roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat are just three examples. Set over four floors, the ground floor has a bar and open kitchen area, leading out into a lush garden room. With a retractable roof and landscaped with mature trees, the garden room offers a tranquil escape from the busy Portobello Road while the first floor lounge and dining area is topped by a private party room on the second floor. Modern bohemian interiors are by local architect and design duo Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim and feature show-stopping art works by Portuguese artist Vhils, who has also created the pavement-to-roof installation on the outside of the building.
 
 
 

Suzi Tros

Opened late May 2019

Suzi Tros Opened late May 2019 Brought to you by Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou, the husband and wife team behind Mazi and just a few doors down, Suzi Tros covers the whole of Northern Greek cuisine. N amed after the lovable character from the cult classic 1960s Greek film 'I Parisiana', it literally means 'Suzi, you eat'. Sitting in the light-filled upstairs dining room, you're taken to coastal Greece by the menu of grilled calamari, grandmama's meatballs and grilled and smoked aubergine. In fact, vegetables play a starring role in fresh stuffed pepper and octopus salad. T he downstairs bar offers a more intimate space, the perfect spot for bar snacks, Greek wines and cocktails made using less well-known Greek spirits such as Mastika and Tsipouro. Sit at the counter and enjoy the theatre of head chef John Skotidas cooking on the open charcoal grill. 2019/05/31 Where:
Suzi Tros, 18 Hillgate Street London, W8 7SR
Category: Greek Cuisine

Suzi Tros, 18 Hillgate Street, London, W8 7SR

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Brought to you by Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou, the husband and wife team behind Mazi and just a few doors down, Suzi Tros covers the whole of Northern Greek cuisine. N amed after the lovable character from the cult classic 1960s Greek film 'I Parisiana', it literally means 'Suzi, you eat'. Sitting in the light-filled upstairs dining room, you're taken to coastal Greece by the menu of grilled calamari, grandmama's meatballs and grilled and smoked aubergine. In fact, vegetables play a starring role in fresh stuffed pepper and octopus salad. T he downstairs bar offers a more intimate space, the perfect spot for bar snacks, Greek wines and cocktails made using less well-known Greek spirits such as Mastika and Tsipouro. Sit at the counter and enjoy the theatre of head chef John Skotidas cooking on the open charcoal grill.
 
 
 

The Soak

Opened May 2019

The Soak Opened May 2019 From house kombucha to 'soaked' cocktails, everything on offer at The Soak is centred on fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining. The menu, devised by head chef Chris Zachwieja, who previously worked for Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, puts wild mushroom kombucha in a poulet noir dish and pairs fermented mooli with wood pigeon, pearl barley koji and anchovies. Music is also an integral part of the restaurant which is part of the Grosvenor Hotel, right by Victoria Station. The space includes a music platform where DJs play music until 2am on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday - in an area where there's not much open at that hour. George Angelopoulos, general manager at The Soak, has curated a carefully selected drinks list of New World, organic and biodynamic wines as well as craft beers. Soak up the atmosphere, inspired by classic Parisian bistros, and admire the tall arched windows, high ceilings and the grandeur of the space. 2019/05/31 Where:
The Soak, 101 Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0SJ
Category: Modern European Cuisine

The Soak, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
From house kombucha to 'soaked' cocktails, everything on offer at The Soak is centred on fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining. The menu, devised by head chef Chris Zachwieja, who previously worked for Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, puts wild mushroom kombucha in a poulet noir dish and pairs fermented mooli with wood pigeon, pearl barley koji and anchovies. Music is also an integral part of the restaurant which is part of the Grosvenor Hotel, right by Victoria Station. The space includes a music platform where DJs play music until 2am on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday - in an area where there's not much open at that hour. George Angelopoulos, general manager at The Soak, has curated a carefully selected drinks list of New World, organic and biodynamic wines as well as craft beers. Soak up the atmosphere, inspired by classic Parisian bistros, and admire the tall arched windows, high ceilings and the grandeur of the space.
 
 
 

Darby's

Opened 27th May 2019

Darby's Opened 27th May 2019 Robin Gill, who judges the Irish version of Masterchef and who owns and runs The Dairy and the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Sorella in Clapham, is behind Darby's restaurant in Embassy Gardens towers. The most striking feature of the tower is the swimming pool passage suspended 35 metres up. Dishes on offer at Darby's on the ground floor can be ordered by residents and visitors using the Sky Pool ten floors up. Drinks brewed on site, including homemade stout and vermouth, are served from a poolside bar operated by Gill and his team. Back on firm ground, the kitchen has an open fire to prepare ethically sourced ingredients for the menu of Irish-influenced dishes. "Darby's is named after my father", Gill told the Evening Standard, "He spent a lot of time in the States and his era was 40s and 50s and for me it's... what he would have loved." 2019/05/27 Where:
Darby's, 3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens London, SW11 7AY
Category:

Darby's, 3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens, London, SW11 7AY

Tube: Vauxhall Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Robin Gill, who judges the Irish version of Masterchef and who owns and runs The Dairy and the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Sorella in Clapham, is behind Darby's restaurant in Embassy Gardens towers. The most striking feature of the tower is the swimming pool passage suspended 35 metres up. Dishes on offer at Darby's on the ground floor can be ordered by residents and visitors using the Sky Pool ten floors up. Drinks brewed on site, including homemade stout and vermouth, are served from a poolside bar operated by Gill and his team. Back on firm ground, the kitchen has an open fire to prepare ethically sourced ingredients for the menu of Irish-influenced dishes. "Darby's is named after my father", Gill told the Evening Standard, "He spent a lot of time in the States and his era was 40s and 50s and for me it's... what he would have loved."
 
 
 

Gezellig Restaurant & Bar

Opened 27th May 2019

Gezellig Restaurant & Bar Opened 27th May 2019 In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a wine focused drinking den with a classic European menu. It started with a stint at Carousel and now chef Graham Long, sommelier Wieteke Teppema and general manager James Comyn have joined up with restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas (co-owner with chef Philip Howard of Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 and Sonny's Kitchen) to create this restaurant in the former town hall. Sirloin of aged beef with marrow and roast cod loin are just two examples from the menu. Interiors feature tan leather banquettes, moss green walls and wingback chairs, walnut tables and hardwood flooring over two floors. Up on the mezzanine level, there's a bar where drinks and snacks are best enjoyed from the comfort of a Chesterfield chair . Two private dining rooms on the ground floor - The Study seating 10 and The Library for up to 16 - can be hired with no minimum spend and bespoke feasting menus available on request. It all ties in well with the name - a Dutch word which translates as 'an atmosphere, which allows good times to happen'. 2019/05/27 Where:
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar, 193-197 High Holborn, Holborn Town Hall London, WC1V 7BD
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Gezellig Restaurant & Bar, 193-197 High Holborn, Holborn Town Hall, London, WC1V 7BD

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a wine focused drinking den with a classic European menu. It started with a stint at Carousel and now chef Graham Long, sommelier Wieteke Teppema and general manager James Comyn have joined up with restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas (co-owner with chef Philip Howard of Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 and Sonny's Kitchen) to create this restaurant in the former town hall. Sirloin of aged beef with marrow and roast cod loin are just two examples from the menu. Interiors feature tan leather banquettes, moss green walls and wingback chairs, walnut tables and hardwood flooring over two floors. Up on the mezzanine level, there's a bar where drinks and snacks are best enjoyed from the comfort of a Chesterfield chair . Two private dining rooms on the ground floor - The Study seating 10 and The Library for up to 16 - can be hired with no minimum spend and bespoke feasting menus available on request. It all ties in well with the name - a Dutch word which translates as 'an atmosphere, which allows good times to happen'.
 
 
 
 

Baba G's

Opened 24th May 2019

Baba G's Opened 24th May 2019 Bringing their mouth-watering Indian food off the screen and onto London's restaurant scene, Baba G's - winners of BBC's My Million Pound Menu - opened their first permanent bricks and mortar site in 2019. Having traded at London's street food markets for more than a decade, Alec Owen and Liz Selway have built up a firm fan base, and the new Baba G's, so called after a meeting Alec had with a holy man - or Baba - on a mountain in India, brings together classics from their decade of trading with more refined options inspired by their time on My Million Pound Menu. Diners can tuck into dishes such as chicken tikka nuggets, bhangra burgers, raan lamb and achaar croquettes, and spiralized celeriac bhajis, all served in a stripped-back, casual setting with exposed brickwork, industrial lighting and Baba G's signature pink neon accents. 2019/05/24 Where:
Baba G's, 726-727 Camden Market's North Yard London, NW1 8AH
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Baba G's, 726-727 Camden Market's North Yard, London, NW1 8AH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Bringing their mouth-watering Indian food off the screen and onto London's restaurant scene, Baba G's - winners of BBC's My Million Pound Menu - opened their first permanent bricks and mortar site in 2019. Having traded at London's street food markets for more than a decade, Alec Owen and Liz Selway have built up a firm fan base, and the new Baba G's, so called after a meeting Alec had with a holy man - or Baba - on a mountain in India, brings together classics from their decade of trading with more refined options inspired by their time on My Million Pound Menu. Diners can tuck into dishes such as chicken tikka nuggets, bhangra burgers, raan lamb and achaar croquettes, and spiralized celeriac bhajis, all served in a stripped-back, casual setting with exposed brickwork, industrial lighting and Baba G's signature pink neon accents.
 
 
 

Rockwell

Opened 24th May 2019

Rockwell Opened 24th May 2019 This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a bygone era. Walls are clad with exotic murals while ferns and large Longifolia Cabana trees create a tropical retreat. The bar area, designed by BradyWillams, opens up to banquettes upholstered in luxurious fabrics, looking like a return to 17th century London when exotic fauna and travelling menageries came to the city. Heading up the bar is Marco Ercolano, previously at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and Mr Fogg's, whose cocktails mix white port with Champagne and watermelon. Others put the focus on English sparkling wine while mocktails source ingredients from below the streets of Clapham, from Growing Underground. Select light bites from the bar menu and choose from marinated chicken skewers and ceviche tacos as well as Welsh lamb and brioche sliders. The Rockwell is bang on trend but for a close encounter with Nelson on his column it's hard to beat The Rooftop bar. 2019/05/24 Where:
Rockwell, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square London, SW1A 2TS
Category: Bars

Rockwell, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a bygone era. Walls are clad with exotic murals while ferns and large Longifolia Cabana trees create a tropical retreat. The bar area, designed by BradyWillams, opens up to banquettes upholstered in luxurious fabrics, looking like a return to 17th century London when exotic fauna and travelling menageries came to the city. Heading up the bar is Marco Ercolano, previously at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and Mr Fogg's, whose cocktails mix white port with Champagne and watermelon. Others put the focus on English sparkling wine while mocktails source ingredients from below the streets of Clapham, from Growing Underground. Select light bites from the bar menu and choose from marinated chicken skewers and ceviche tacos as well as Welsh lamb and brioche sliders. The Rockwell is bang on trend but for a close encounter with Nelson on his column it's hard to beat The Rooftop bar.
 
 
 

Les Platanes

Opened 20th May 2019

Les Platanes Opened 20th May 2019 The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, give Les Platanes its name. The decor, like the food, at this convivial restaurant is inspired by classic French bistros. Cream walls and accents of teal are off set by oak wood flooring while recreations of well known nineteenth and twentieth century art hang on the walls. Heading up the kitchen is Thierry Laborde who has worked at Le Gavroche, Restaurant Le Louis XV, L'Oranger and who opened Chabrot Bistrot d'Amis in 2011. With dishes like warm lobster salad, Cornish turbot and roast chicken from Gascony he reinvents the classics of Southern French cuisine. Wines, from a list which extends to over 130 bins, originate from Bordeaux, Provence and Languedoc and some are available by the carafe. Come for lunch and you can enjoy a carafe with the menu du jour and a coffee to finish. 2019/05/20 Where:
Les Platanes, 26-28 Bruton Place London, W1J 6NG
Category: French Cuisine

Les Platanes, 26-28 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NG

Tube: Bond Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, give Les Platanes its name. The decor, like the food, at this convivial restaurant is inspired by classic French bistros. Cream walls and accents of teal are off set by oak wood flooring while recreations of well known nineteenth and twentieth century art hang on the walls. Heading up the kitchen is Thierry Laborde who has worked at Le Gavroche, Restaurant Le Louis XV, L'Oranger and who opened Chabrot Bistrot d'Amis in 2011. With dishes like warm lobster salad, Cornish turbot and roast chicken from Gascony he reinvents the classics of Southern French cuisine. Wines, from a list which extends to over 130 bins, originate from Bordeaux, Provence and Languedoc and some are available by the carafe. Come for lunch and you can enjoy a carafe with the menu du jour and a coffee to finish.
 
 
 

Santa Nata

Opened May 2019

Santa Nata Opened May 2019 Doing one thing and doing it well, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata - the cute custard tarts famously found in Portugal. Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, Lisbon style, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane. 2019/05/20 Where:
Santa Nata, 17 Russell Street London, WC2B 5HP
Category: Central European Cuisine

Santa Nata, 17 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HP

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Doing one thing and doing it well, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata - the cute custard tarts famously found in Portugal. Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, Lisbon style, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane.
 
 
 

Yiu Fat Noodle

Opened spring 2019

Yiu Fat Noodle Opened spring 2019 Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, Chicama, Pachamama East, and Happy End Bar in Moscow. At this Chinatown restaurant, owner Iska Narzi turns his attention to Chinese cuisine, using British ingredients and Western techniques. Interiors feature colourful plastic topped tables and chairs, Aplomb concrete pendant lights, industrial fans and visible cabling. The site, adjacent to Newport Court and Newport Place, has a serving hatch facing onto the pedestrianised part of Central Cross, landlord Shaftesbury's £15 million, 48,000 square foot mixed-use development which includes Sichuan restaurant JinLi, noodle and dumpling restaurant Modern Shanghai, Danish bakery Ole & Steen and cyber cafe Wanyoo Cafe. 2019/05/15 Where:
Yiu Fat Noodle, 13 Newport Place London, WC2H 7JS
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Yiu Fat Noodle, 13 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7JS

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, Chicama, Pachamama East, and Happy End Bar in Moscow. At this Chinatown restaurant, owner Iska Narzi turns his attention to Chinese cuisine, using British ingredients and Western techniques. Interiors feature colourful plastic topped tables and chairs, Aplomb concrete pendant lights, industrial fans and visible cabling. The site, adjacent to Newport Court and Newport Place, has a serving hatch facing onto the pedestrianised part of Central Cross, landlord Shaftesbury's £15 million, 48,000 square foot mixed-use development which includes Sichuan restaurant JinLi, noodle and dumpling restaurant Modern Shanghai, Danish bakery Ole & Steen and cyber cafe Wanyoo Cafe.
 
 
 
 

Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens

Opened 13th May 2019

Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens Opened 13th May 2019 Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, the Pavilion Bar and Grill at Kew is ideal for year-round al fresco dining, perfect for a break from exploring the beautiful botanic gardens. Cooked on an open charcoal grill, dishes at the restaurant include BBQ and orange pork belly ribs, whole bream, a fire-roasted halloumi and vegetable stack, and spatchcock chicken. These are whipped up in front of you on the open charcoal Josper Grill. Best of all, the restaurant, which has room for over 300 visitors, has a large and beautiful outdoor area where ornamental vines have been incorporated into the leafy terrace. Inside, the design is themed around natural materials with muted tones creating a contemporary feel and relaxed atmosphere. With dishes made using herbs from Kew, the menu includes treats for children like mac and cheese, Josper BBQ chicken wings and a family platter for sharing. 2019/05/13 Where:
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens London, TW9 2AA
Category:

Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, London, TW9 2AA

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, the Pavilion Bar and Grill at Kew is ideal for year-round al fresco dining, perfect for a break from exploring the beautiful botanic gardens. Cooked on an open charcoal grill, dishes at the restaurant include BBQ and orange pork belly ribs, whole bream, a fire-roasted halloumi and vegetable stack, and spatchcock chicken. These are whipped up in front of you on the open charcoal Josper Grill. Best of all, the restaurant, which has room for over 300 visitors, has a large and beautiful outdoor area where ornamental vines have been incorporated into the leafy terrace. Inside, the design is themed around natural materials with muted tones creating a contemporary feel and relaxed atmosphere. With dishes made using herbs from Kew, the menu includes treats for children like mac and cheese, Josper BBQ chicken wings and a family platter for sharing.
 
 
 

The Mantl

Opened 13th May 2019

The Mantl Opened 13th May 2019 Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road from mid morning until close to midnight. Glazed figs, smoked sheep yoghurt, oak cured beef and homemade zucchini is on the menu to ease you in to the main course - the stars of the show from the mantl grill. Cooked on an open grill and hot coals, chicken and lamb shish and adana kebabs are among the main courses which include feraye - an authentic Turkish dish - served with freshly chopped salad. Leave room for the sweet-toothed treats like tahini souffle served with mastika ice cream or buffalo milk rice pudding. The 74-cover restaurant has pavement seating outside and serves cocktails - look out for the Ottoman Slap, made with Raki, lemon, cucumber and thyme - as well as wines by the glass. 2019/05/13 Where:
The Mantl, 142 Brompton Road London, SW3 1HY
Category: Turkish Cuisine

The Mantl, 142 Brompton Road, London, SW3 1HY

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid Rasmussen
Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road from mid morning until close to midnight. Glazed figs, smoked sheep yoghurt, oak cured beef and homemade zucchini is on the menu to ease you in to the main course - the stars of the show from the mantl grill. Cooked on an open grill and hot coals, chicken and lamb shish and adana kebabs are among the main courses which include feraye - an authentic Turkish dish - served with freshly chopped salad. Leave room for the sweet-toothed treats like tahini souffle served with mastika ice cream or buffalo milk rice pudding. The 74-cover restaurant has pavement seating outside and serves cocktails - look out for the Ottoman Slap, made with Raki, lemon, cucumber and thyme - as well as wines by the glass.
 
 
 

Parrillan

Opened 10th May 2019

Parrillan Opened 10th May 2019 Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan. The partially covered 100-seat restaurant bar and grill is run by the nearby Barrafina, with a menu by Executive Chef, Angel Zapata Martin. For the parrilla, they give you with your own mini charcoal grills, or parrillas, so you can cook meat, fish and vegetables at your table. Ahead of the main grilling course there's DIY to be done, too, in the Pan con Tomate where you assemble your own pan con tomate with toasted sourdough, rubbing it with garlic to your taste. Other snacks include salmorejo, escalivada, Cantabrian anchovies, Presa Iberica and the Barrafina favourite, banderillas - soft-boiled quail's egg wrapped with an anchovy. 2019/05/10 Where:
Parrillan, Coal Drops Yard London, N1C 4AB
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Parrillan, Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4AB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg Funnell
Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan. The partially covered 100-seat restaurant bar and grill is run by the nearby Barrafina, with a menu by Executive Chef, Angel Zapata Martin. For the parrilla, they give you with your own mini charcoal grills, or parrillas, so you can cook meat, fish and vegetables at your table. Ahead of the main grilling course there's DIY to be done, too, in the Pan con Tomate where you assemble your own pan con tomate with toasted sourdough, rubbing it with garlic to your taste. Other snacks include salmorejo, escalivada, Cantabrian anchovies, Presa Iberica and the Barrafina favourite, banderillas - soft-boiled quail's egg wrapped with an anchovy.
 
 
 

Top Of The Pop

Opened 10th May 2019

Top Of The Pop Opened 10th May 2019 Located upstairs at Poptata, the street fries specialists in Tooting Market , sister bar Top Of The Pop is an all-day hangout offering playful cocktails, craft beers and wines that go oh-so-well with those fried potato chips. Here the cocktails come on tap. Turn on for free flowing mixed drinks like espresso martinis and Aperol spritz or enjoy signature cocktails with botanical twists on classic cocktails. Select drinks come wheeled to your table on a gin and tonic trolley. On the large mezzanine floor of Poptata's Tooting site, industrial style pink beams and geometric patterned tiles create an interior with an urban feel enhanced by vibrant splashes of colour. Copper finish stools surround the central bar and high tables around it and there's an assortment of intimate seated tables as well as communal benches for larger groups while a wall of foliage makes an Instagram-worthy backdrop to the whole bar. 2019/05/10 Where:
Top Of The Pop, 20 Totterdown Street, Upstairs at Poptata, Unit 4 Ground floor Market London, SW17 8TA
Category: Bars

Top Of The Pop, 20 Totterdown Street, Upstairs at Poptata, Unit 4 Ground floor Market , London, SW17 8TA

Tube: Tooting Broadway Station

 
 
Located upstairs at Poptata, the street fries specialists in Tooting Market , sister bar Top Of The Pop is an all-day hangout offering playful cocktails, craft beers and wines that go oh-so-well with those fried potato chips. Here the cocktails come on tap. Turn on for free flowing mixed drinks like espresso martinis and Aperol spritz or enjoy signature cocktails with botanical twists on classic cocktails. Select drinks come wheeled to your table on a gin and tonic trolley. On the large mezzanine floor of Poptata's Tooting site, industrial style pink beams and geometric patterned tiles create an interior with an urban feel enhanced by vibrant splashes of colour. Copper finish stools surround the central bar and high tables around it and there's an assortment of intimate seated tables as well as communal benches for larger groups while a wall of foliage makes an Instagram-worthy backdrop to the whole bar.
 
 
 

AllBright Mayfair

Opened 9th May 2019

AllBright Mayfair Opened 9th May 2019 Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who famously said "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women", the AllBright Mayfair is a private members club for women. As well as a European brasserie-style restaurant and bar - with a menu overseen by Sabrina Gidda, star of BBC's Great British Menu - the five floor club includes an entire floor dedicated to wellness with a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a co-working space with an in-house career coach and two large roof terraces with views over the Mayfair rooftops. Founded by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow OBE and former CEO of Hearst UK, Anna Jones, the club's stated aim is "to help women build the skills, confidence and connections they need to super-charge their careers and businesses". Special events range from film screenings and comedy nights to professional development workshops and self-care seminars. 2019/05/09 Where:
AllBright Mayfair, 24-26 Maddox Street London, W1S 1QH
Category:

AllBright Mayfair, 24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg Funnell
Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who famously said "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women", the AllBright Mayfair is a private members club for women. As well as a European brasserie-style restaurant and bar - with a menu overseen by Sabrina Gidda, star of BBC's Great British Menu - the five floor club includes an entire floor dedicated to wellness with a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a co-working space with an in-house career coach and two large roof terraces with views over the Mayfair rooftops. Founded by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow OBE and former CEO of Hearst UK, Anna Jones, the club's stated aim is "to help women build the skills, confidence and connections they need to super-charge their careers and businesses". Special events range from film screenings and comedy nights to professional development workshops and self-care seminars.
 
 
 
 

No.5 Social

Opened 8th May 2019

No.5 Social Opened 8th May 2019 In spring 2019 Jason Atherton's Little Social, on this Mayfair spot since 2013, closed to be replaced by No.5 Social , specialising in seasonal British produce and putting chef Kostas Papathanasiou in charge of the kitchen. Formerly at Atherton's Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social , across the road, Kostas has been an important part of The Social Company for the past three years and has worked in some of the UK's finest establishments including The Ledbury and The Fat Duck. Featuring dishes like poached Hebridean halibut and roasted Herdwick lamb chop , the menu focuses on accessible, seasonal ingredients while championing the best of British produce. F or pudding there are sweet delights like Richmond Park honey, oat crumble, milk ice cream and meringue and a chocolate fondant served with homemade blackcurrant sorbet. Interiors at the 60-cover restaurant are much brighter than previously. Earth tones, pale pinks and deep blues create a welcoming atmosphere while banquette seating has been reupholstered with a stylish duck egg blue. 2019/05/08 Where:
No.5 Social, 5 Pollen Street London, W1S 1NE
Category: British Cuisine

No.5 Social, 5 Pollen Street, London, W1S 1NE

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
In spring 2019 Jason Atherton's Little Social, on this Mayfair spot since 2013, closed to be replaced by No.5 Social , specialising in seasonal British produce and putting chef Kostas Papathanasiou in charge of the kitchen. Formerly at Atherton's Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social , across the road, Kostas has been an important part of The Social Company for the past three years and has worked in some of the UK's finest establishments including The Ledbury and The Fat Duck. Featuring dishes like poached Hebridean halibut and roasted Herdwick lamb chop , the menu focuses on accessible, seasonal ingredients while championing the best of British produce. F or pudding there are sweet delights like Richmond Park honey, oat crumble, milk ice cream and meringue and a chocolate fondant served with homemade blackcurrant sorbet. Interiors at the 60-cover restaurant are much brighter than previously. Earth tones, pale pinks and deep blues create a welcoming atmosphere while banquette seating has been reupholstered with a stylish duck egg blue.
 
 
 

River Walk Market

Opened 4th May 2019

River Walk Market Opened 4th May 2019 Joining a host of new restaurants, bars and cafes that have opened within the new Battersea Power Station development, River Walk Market launched in spring 2019. Taking place every Saturday, the new market, which comes from the founders of Real Food Festivals, brings a line-up of 20 independent makers and local producers to the foot of the iconic structure. Traders include the likes of modern European deli and bakery Popina; award-winning artisan bakery The Flour Station; south west London microbrewery Battersea Brewery; and Sicilian cannoli gurus Casa Cannoli. The market also hosts a weekly changing line-up of craft makers, musicians and DJs, which can all be enjoyed while taking in spectacular views across the River Thames. 2019/05/04 Where:
River Walk Market, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 4NN
Category: Markets

River Walk Market, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Joining a host of new restaurants, bars and cafes that have opened within the new Battersea Power Station development, River Walk Market launched in spring 2019. Taking place every Saturday, the new market, which comes from the founders of Real Food Festivals, brings a line-up of 20 independent makers and local producers to the foot of the iconic structure. Traders include the likes of modern European deli and bakery Popina; award-winning artisan bakery The Flour Station; south west London microbrewery Battersea Brewery; and Sicilian cannoli gurus Casa Cannoli. The market also hosts a weekly changing line-up of craft makers, musicians and DJs, which can all be enjoyed while taking in spectacular views across the River Thames.
 
 
 

Roast Bar

Opened 3rd May 2019

Roast Bar Opened 3rd May 2019 Sitting within high-end British restaurant Roast in Borough Market, Roast Bar is the perfect spot for a tipple or two while enjoying panoramic views over the famous food market. Located adjacent to the restaurant, the bar reopened in 2019 with a brand-new design courtesy of Lerose Design Studio, who have transformed the space with an attractive palette of greens, carrara and verde marble tables, and inviting leather banquettes. Guests can settle in for a pre-dinner aperitif, a post-work cocktail or a quick nightcap, choosing from a selection of experimental and signature cocktails created by Bar Manager Aly Roshdy. Those looking for a little sustenance can tuck into a high-end menu of bar snacks such as Lindisfarne Rock Oysters with Scrubby Oak apple vinegar and shallots; venison chipolatas with honey and mustard; and pork, sage and onion Scotch egg with piccalilli. 2019/05/03 Where:
Roast Bar, The Floral Hall London, SE1 1TL
Category:

Roast Bar, The Floral Hall, London, SE1 1TL

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Sitting within high-end British restaurant Roast in Borough Market, Roast Bar is the perfect spot for a tipple or two while enjoying panoramic views over the famous food market. Located adjacent to the restaurant, the bar reopened in 2019 with a brand-new design courtesy of Lerose Design Studio, who have transformed the space with an attractive palette of greens, carrara and verde marble tables, and inviting leather banquettes. Guests can settle in for a pre-dinner aperitif, a post-work cocktail or a quick nightcap, choosing from a selection of experimental and signature cocktails created by Bar Manager Aly Roshdy. Those looking for a little sustenance can tuck into a high-end menu of bar snacks such as Lindisfarne Rock Oysters with Scrubby Oak apple vinegar and shallots; venison chipolatas with honey and mustard; and pork, sage and onion Scotch egg with piccalilli.
 
 
 

Hello Darling

Opened 2nd May 2019

Hello Darling Opened 2nd May 2019 Theatrical set designers, Darling and Edge, have collaborated with arts venue The Vaults and 2013 Masterchef winner Natalie Coleman to create Hello Darling , a restaurant, botanical bar and eccentric event spaces under one roof. Specialising in sharing dishes, miso-glazed tuna carpaccio, smoked haddock scotch egg and harissa quail are just three of the dishes to divide between friends. The large 80 cover restaurant is lavishly layered with hand-painted furniture, frescoed ceilings and theatrical artwork. Designed to resemble a house, bookable spaces invite you to sit on the kitchen worktops, lounge in the bedroom or sip cocktails in the bathtub. One room even features a giant lion's head and big-top-tent wallpaper. Another, a cosy library, is covered in hundreds of butterflies. The location, behind The Old Vic, also makes it the perfect choice for a quick bite before or after a show. 2019/05/02 Where:
Hello Darling, 131 Waterloo Road London, SE1 8UR
Category:

Hello Darling, 131 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UR

Tube: Waterloo Station, Lambeth North Station, Southwark Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Theatrical set designers, Darling and Edge, have collaborated with arts venue The Vaults and 2013 Masterchef winner Natalie Coleman to create Hello Darling , a restaurant, botanical bar and eccentric event spaces under one roof. Specialising in sharing dishes, miso-glazed tuna carpaccio, smoked haddock scotch egg and harissa quail are just three of the dishes to divide between friends. The large 80 cover restaurant is lavishly layered with hand-painted furniture, frescoed ceilings and theatrical artwork. Designed to resemble a house, bookable spaces invite you to sit on the kitchen worktops, lounge in the bedroom or sip cocktails in the bathtub. One room even features a giant lion's head and big-top-tent wallpaper. Another, a cosy library, is covered in hundreds of butterflies. The location, behind The Old Vic, also makes it the perfect choice for a quick bite before or after a show.
 
 
 

Ballroom London

Opened 1st May 2019

Ballroom London Opened 1st May 2019 Italian meatballs are the hero dish in the New York styled Ballroom which comes with its own speakeasy style cocktail lounge. And their vegan balls are pretty good too. Made with high quality meat from HG Walter, the meatballs come in hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb, served with pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens as well as homemade slaws and salads. Down in the Ballroom Basement Bar, a vibey, low-lit laidback place with exposed brick walls and tables made from reclaimed parquet flooring, the cocktail menu offers three classics: the Negroni, the Old Fashioned and the Margarita. The stylish diner and basement bar comes from seasoned bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden who spent his childhood in San Gimignano in Italy, watching his grandmother cooking up all his favourite dishes. 2019/05/01 Where:
Ballroom London, 39a Eastcheap London, EC3M 1DT
Category: Italian Cuisine

Ballroom London, 39a Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1DT

Tube: Monument Station, Tower Hill Station, Bank Station, Cannon Street Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Italian meatballs are the hero dish in the New York styled Ballroom which comes with its own speakeasy style cocktail lounge. And their vegan balls are pretty good too. Made with high quality meat from HG Walter, the meatballs come in hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb, served with pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens as well as homemade slaws and salads. Down in the Ballroom Basement Bar, a vibey, low-lit laidback place with exposed brick walls and tables made from reclaimed parquet flooring, the cocktail menu offers three classics: the Negroni, the Old Fashioned and the Margarita. The stylish diner and basement bar comes from seasoned bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden who spent his childhood in San Gimignano in Italy, watching his grandmother cooking up all his favourite dishes.
 
 
 
 

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Opened 1st May 2019

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus Opened 1st May 2019 In the city where the first Hard Rock Cafe in the world opened, back in 1971, a new state-of-the-art cafe comes to town and it includes the world's largest Rock Shop. In addition to the Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park, this multi-level cafe in the heart of London occupies a site that's more than 1,800-square-metres. The decor at the Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly has a modern look - with memorabilia from contemporary homegrown artists such as Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Amy Winehouse - an open kitchen and a design style that draws on the city for inspiration: from Victorian glazed tiling to the fabrics and colours of the London Underground. What hasn't changed is Hard Rock's mix of authentic American food, music, merchandise and entertainment with a stage in the main dining room set up for live music performances. 2019/05/01 Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, 225-229 Piccadilly London, W1J 9HR
Category: American Cuisine

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, 225-229 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HR

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
In the city where the first Hard Rock Cafe in the world opened, back in 1971, a new state-of-the-art cafe comes to town and it includes the world's largest Rock Shop. In addition to the Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park, this multi-level cafe in the heart of London occupies a site that's more than 1,800-square-metres. The decor at the Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly has a modern look - with memorabilia from contemporary homegrown artists such as Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Amy Winehouse - an open kitchen and a design style that draws on the city for inspiration: from Victorian glazed tiling to the fabrics and colours of the London Underground. What hasn't changed is Hard Rock's mix of authentic American food, music, merchandise and entertainment with a stage in the main dining room set up for live music performances.
 
 
 

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Opened summer 2019

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre Opened summer 2019 Inside the former Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a temporary performance space created by the award-winning Troubadour Theatres who gave us the King's Cross Theatre, home to The Railway Children. Open in summer 2019, the Wembley venue plays host to the National Theatre's acclaimed War Horse in autumn, from 18th October until 23rd November 2019. The first new theatre to open in Brent in 39 years, the fully flexible space can house 1,000 to 2,000 people seated and includes a spacious modern bar, restaurant and an open air terrace. Troubadour Theatre adds to the growing choice of cultural things to do in the fast changing area where Boxpark Wembley opened in 2018, walking distance away from Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena. Summer 2019 also sees the arrival of Troubadour White City Theatre in west London. 2019/05/01 Where:
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Fulton Road London, HA9 8TS
Category: Theatres

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Fulton Road, London, HA9 8TS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary Nash
Inside the former Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a temporary performance space created by the award-winning Troubadour Theatres who gave us the King's Cross Theatre, home to The Railway Children. Open in summer 2019, the Wembley venue plays host to the National Theatre's acclaimed War Horse in autumn, from 18th October until 23rd November 2019. The first new theatre to open in Brent in 39 years, the fully flexible space can house 1,000 to 2,000 people seated and includes a spacious modern bar, restaurant and an open air terrace. Troubadour Theatre adds to the growing choice of cultural things to do in the fast changing area where Boxpark Wembley opened in 2018, walking distance away from Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena. Summer 2019 also sees the arrival of Troubadour White City Theatre in west London.
 
 
 

Troubadour White City Theatre

Opened summer 2019

Troubadour White City Theatre Opened summer 2019 A new multi-purpose state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre comes to White City Place , the old home of the BBC Media Village, from summer 2019 for two years. Set up by Troubadour Theatres, who specialises in this kind of temporary theatre space, the performance hub consists of the main theatre as well as an 800-seat fully flexible multi-purpose space with an interconnecting foyer space complete with a large onsite bar. The team has already enjoyed success with the King’s Cross Theatre, home to the Olivier-award winning The Railway Children, and in summer 2019 it opens not one but two temporary theatres. Troubadour Wembley Park offers a flexible 2,000 seat space on the site of the former Fountain Studios. Both temporary theatres will host a programme of large-scale theatre shows, film screenings, exhibitions and concerts. 2019/05/01 Where:
Troubadour White City Theatre, 201 Wood Lane, White City Place London, W12 7TS
Category: Theatres

Troubadour White City Theatre, 201 Wood Lane, White City Place, London, W12 7TS

Tube: White City Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
A new multi-purpose state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre comes to White City Place , the old home of the BBC Media Village, from summer 2019 for two years. Set up by Troubadour Theatres, who specialises in this kind of temporary theatre space, the performance hub consists of the main theatre as well as an 800-seat fully flexible multi-purpose space with an interconnecting foyer space complete with a large onsite bar. The team has already enjoyed success with the King’s Cross Theatre, home to the Olivier-award winning The Railway Children, and in summer 2019 it opens not one but two temporary theatres. Troubadour Wembley Park offers a flexible 2,000 seat space on the site of the former Fountain Studios. Both temporary theatres will host a programme of large-scale theatre shows, film screenings, exhibitions and concerts.
 
 
 

BAO Borough

Opened spring 2019

BAO Borough Opened spring 2019 Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough, the third site from cult Taiwanese favourite differs from its sister restaurants. For the first time, BAO fans can enjoy late night noodle dishes from 9.30pm and BAO Borough is home to the brand's first karaoke room, a basement space for 12 guests. Taking inspiration from the historic area of Borough, and its location next to the London Bridge railway arches, the restaurant offers a fun, no frills experience and setting. The culinary style focuses on the grill and there's a grab-and-go option from the hatch at the front of the restaurant. If you eat in, you'll find interiors styled to reflect the look and feel of the Asian late-night grill restaurants this place pays homage to. BAO Borough is the third BAO restaurant by founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, whose portfolio includes BAO Soho and BAO Fitzrovia, XU Teahouse and Restaurant, as well as the original BAO BAR stand which remains at Netil Market. 2019/04/30 Where:
BAO Borough, 13 Stoney Street London, SE1 9AD
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

BAO Borough, 13 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AD

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough, the third site from cult Taiwanese favourite differs from its sister restaurants. For the first time, BAO fans can enjoy late night noodle dishes from 9.30pm and BAO Borough is home to the brand's first karaoke room, a basement space for 12 guests. Taking inspiration from the historic area of Borough, and its location next to the London Bridge railway arches, the restaurant offers a fun, no frills experience and setting. The culinary style focuses on the grill and there's a grab-and-go option from the hatch at the front of the restaurant. If you eat in, you'll find interiors styled to reflect the look and feel of the Asian late-night grill restaurants this place pays homage to. BAO Borough is the third BAO restaurant by founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, whose portfolio includes BAO Soho and BAO Fitzrovia, XU Teahouse and Restaurant, as well as the original BAO BAR stand which remains at Netil Market.
 
 
 

Hard Rock Hotel London

Opened 30th April 2019

Hard Rock Hotel London Opened 30th April 2019 How apt that a place once frequented by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will become the Hard Rock Hotel London. Open in 2019, the same year London gets a new flagship Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus, the 1,000-room hotel delivers on its rock n roll reputation with live music by local and international musicians. The location of the hotel, just a 20 minute walk from the original Hard Rock Cafe, is at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Park Lane, by Marble Arch, and so benefits from panoramic views over Hyde Park. Guests walk into at a vast, welcoming lobby lounge - a place that's made for cocktails and live music - with curated memorabilia on display in the hotel and a memorabilia vault, housing some of Hard Rock's 81,000 historical pieces. An on-site Hard Rock Cafe, a Rock Shop in the lobby, a restaurant and speakeasy bar plus free unlimited Wi-Fi complete the package. Upgrade to Rock Royalty and you'll get a luxurious Rock Royalty room and extra perks including a personal concierge and access to a special lounge. A rock n roll hotel in the spirit of Hendrix. 2019/04/30 Where:
Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Place London, W1H 7DL
Category: New Hotels

Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7DL

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
How apt that a place once frequented by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will become the Hard Rock Hotel London. Open in 2019, the same year London gets a new flagship Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus, the 1,000-room hotel delivers on its rock n roll reputation with live music by local and international musicians. The location of the hotel, just a 20 minute walk from the original Hard Rock Cafe, is at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Park Lane, by Marble Arch, and so benefits from panoramic views over Hyde Park. Guests walk into at a vast, welcoming lobby lounge - a place that's made for cocktails and live music - with curated memorabilia on display in the hotel and a memorabilia vault, housing some of Hard Rock's 81,000 historical pieces. An on-site Hard Rock Cafe, a Rock Shop in the lobby, a restaurant and speakeasy bar plus free unlimited Wi-Fi complete the package. Upgrade to Rock Royalty and you'll get a luxurious Rock Royalty room and extra perks including a personal concierge and access to a special lounge. A rock n roll hotel in the spirit of Hendrix.
 
 
 
 

Megan's at the Power Station

Opened spring 2019

Megan's at the Power Station Opened spring 2019 Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood restaurants in Fulham , Parsons Green , Balham , Clapham and Battersea. Within the Battersea Power Station development, this riverside branch is, like their other restaurants, decorated with flowers hanging from the ceilings. Open all day, it offers home-cooked menus, from a fresh juice or smoothie to kick start your morning to all-day brunch. Try their cooked breakfasts, free-range eggs Benedict or homemade granola along with an organic coffee. On weekends the 90 minute bottomless brunch comes with unlimited Pimm's, Prosecco or Bloody Megan's. The evening offering includes antipasti and charcuterie sharing boards to start, with shakshouka or deconstructed pan kebabs for mains and half-baked Nutella cookie dough or homemade baklava for dessert. 2019/04/27 Where:
Megan's at the Power Station, 27 Circus West, Battersea Power Station London, SW11 8NN
Category: Cafes and Delis

Megan's at the Power Station, 27 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW11 8NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood restaurants in Fulham , Parsons Green , Balham , Clapham and Battersea. Within the Battersea Power Station development, this riverside branch is, like their other restaurants, decorated with flowers hanging from the ceilings. Open all day, it offers home-cooked menus, from a fresh juice or smoothie to kick start your morning to all-day brunch. Try their cooked breakfasts, free-range eggs Benedict or homemade granola along with an organic coffee. On weekends the 90 minute bottomless brunch comes with unlimited Pimm's, Prosecco or Bloody Megan's. The evening offering includes antipasti and charcuterie sharing boards to start, with shakshouka or deconstructed pan kebabs for mains and half-baked Nutella cookie dough or homemade baklava for dessert.
 
 
 

Morty & Bob's

Opened 17th April 2019

Morty & Bob's Opened 17th April 2019 After the huge success of their first restaurant in Hackney, Morty & Bob's, named after owner Charlie Phillips' two grandpas, has come to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. The all-day dining spot, in an open plan space just off Granary Square, has three selling points: towering cheese toasties, inventive small plates and a global wine list. Industrial brick walls, low lighting and potted plants provide the decor, while the central bar is a hive of activity, comfortably seating a handful of drinkers and diners. As well as sticking to brunch classics which earned them a legion of fans, their evening offering has been upgraded with small plates, bar snacks, crafted cocktails, wines and beers on offer. The 'London Suppliers' bar features Two Tribes, a neighbouring brewery on Caledonian Road, and Camden Town Brewery while wines showcase British grapes grown in Hampshire and Essex. Come for coffee, cocktails and quite possibly the best cheese toasties in town. 2019/04/17 Where:
Morty & Bob's, 49 Coal Drops Yard London, N1C 4DQ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Morty & Bob's, 49 Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4DQ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
After the huge success of their first restaurant in Hackney, Morty & Bob's, named after owner Charlie Phillips' two grandpas, has come to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. The all-day dining spot, in an open plan space just off Granary Square, has three selling points: towering cheese toasties, inventive small plates and a global wine list. Industrial brick walls, low lighting and potted plants provide the decor, while the central bar is a hive of activity, comfortably seating a handful of drinkers and diners. As well as sticking to brunch classics which earned them a legion of fans, their evening offering has been upgraded with small plates, bar snacks, crafted cocktails, wines and beers on offer. The 'London Suppliers' bar features Two Tribes, a neighbouring brewery on Caledonian Road, and Camden Town Brewery while wines showcase British grapes grown in Hampshire and Essex. Come for coffee, cocktails and quite possibly the best cheese toasties in town.
 
 
 

Roof East

Opened 17th April 2019

Roof East Opened 17th April 2019 On top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, Roof East is back for autumn/winter 2019 with an English boozer themed season. Pub quizzes and musical bingo are on during the week while the weekends bring live music and a party atmosphere. All the club's favourite games - curling, shuffleboard and crazy golf - are back along with some new additions like virtual reality foosball and retro video games. A pool table and classic British pub snacks continue the pub theme and there's street food from Jimmy's, Kolkati and Eat Chay. Entrance is free, so grab a drink at one of three bars and enjoy the views over east London - you can see all the way to the Olympic Park with the red, looping curls of the Orbit rising above it. A great spot for a sundowner. 2019/04/17 Where:
Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way London, E15 1XE
Category: Bars

Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London, E15 1XE

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
On top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, Roof East is back for autumn/winter 2019 with an English boozer themed season. Pub quizzes and musical bingo are on during the week while the weekends bring live music and a party atmosphere. All the club's favourite games - curling, shuffleboard and crazy golf - are back along with some new additions like virtual reality foosball and retro video games. A pool table and classic British pub snacks continue the pub theme and there's street food from Jimmy's, Kolkati and Eat Chay. Entrance is free, so grab a drink at one of three bars and enjoy the views over east London - you can see all the way to the Olympic Park with the red, looping curls of the Orbit rising above it. A great spot for a sundowner.
 
 
 

Bun House Chinatown

Opened 16th April 2019

Bun House Chinatown Opened 16th April 2019 After causing an Instagram flurry with their cute custard steamed buns, Chinese cafe Bun House adds a second, larger restaurant to the Greek Street original with this two floor venue on Lisle Street, in the heart of Chinatown. As well as the popular traditional Cantonese steamed buns - the char siu pork belly Pig Bun is especially cute - two new additions join the menu: beef brisket; and a soft, brioche-style pineapple bun. The Chinatown restaurant, which seats approximately 72 guests over two floors, also includes a small hatch from where traditional street food style snacks such as curried fish balls and Cheung Fun (traditional rice noodle rolls topped wok-fried vegetables) emerge. Cosy interiors are colonial in style, with dark wood highlighted by brass fixtures and comfortable rattan furniture. 2019/04/16 Where:
Bun House Chinatown, 26-27 Lisle Street London, WC2H 7BA
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Bun House Chinatown, 26-27 Lisle Street, London, WC2H 7BA

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
After causing an Instagram flurry with their cute custard steamed buns, Chinese cafe Bun House adds a second, larger restaurant to the Greek Street original with this two floor venue on Lisle Street, in the heart of Chinatown. As well as the popular traditional Cantonese steamed buns - the char siu pork belly Pig Bun is especially cute - two new additions join the menu: beef brisket; and a soft, brioche-style pineapple bun. The Chinatown restaurant, which seats approximately 72 guests over two floors, also includes a small hatch from where traditional street food style snacks such as curried fish balls and Cheung Fun (traditional rice noodle rolls topped wok-fried vegetables) emerge. Cosy interiors are colonial in style, with dark wood highlighted by brass fixtures and comfortable rattan furniture.
 
 
 

O ver St James's

Opened 16th April 2019

O ver St James's Opened 16th April 2019 Launched in 2016 by Mauro Palomba, 'O ver is a Neapolitan street food restaurant which uses sea water, extracted from the Mediterranean, to create the dough for its pizzas. The result is a pizza with reduced salt content - 40 per cent less sodium, in fact - and more minerals, making it lighter and easy to digest. Already a success in Borough, 'O ver St James's repeats the familiar, relaxed style of its sister restaurant. Here interiors are inspired by the wilds of Naples with plants and trees creating a romantic, al-fresco atmosphere. Retractable full-height windows lead to a large courtyard terrace while walnut wood tones contrast with Italian Carrara marble and burnished brass. As well as a dedicated pizza chef - Marino Bove, a former teacher at The True Neapolitan Pizza Association - there's head chef Santo Petrone, a Napoli native, who creates dishes inspired by recipes from his grandmother including the Genovese pasta, a 12 hour slow-cooked organic beef and amber onion ragu. 2019/04/16 Where:
O ver St James's, 1 Norris Street London, SW1Y 4RJ
Category: Italian Cuisine

O ver St James's, 1 Norris Street, London, SW1Y 4RJ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorO ver St James's Founder, Mauro Palomba
Launched in 2016 by Mauro Palomba, 'O ver is a Neapolitan street food restaurant which uses sea water, extracted from the Mediterranean, to create the dough for its pizzas. The result is a pizza with reduced salt content - 40 per cent less sodium, in fact - and more minerals, making it lighter and easy to digest. Already a success in Borough, 'O ver St James's repeats the familiar, relaxed style of its sister restaurant. Here interiors are inspired by the wilds of Naples with plants and trees creating a romantic, al-fresco atmosphere. Retractable full-height windows lead to a large courtyard terrace while walnut wood tones contrast with Italian Carrara marble and burnished brass. As well as a dedicated pizza chef - Marino Bove, a former teacher at The True Neapolitan Pizza Association - there's head chef Santo Petrone, a Napoli native, who creates dishes inspired by recipes from his grandmother including the Genovese pasta, a 12 hour slow-cooked organic beef and amber onion ragu.
 
 
 
 

Casa Fofo

Opened 10th April 2019

Casa Fofo Opened 10th April 2019 After wandering down Dalston's busy Ridley Road Market, refuel at Casa Fofo , a "small but smart" (Conde Nast Traveller) restaurant on a quiet road off the beaten path. Founded by Italian chef Adolfo De Cecco (ex Pidgin head chef), this small restaurant, highlighted by Conde Nast Traveller as "Worth travelling to if you don't live nearby and visiting repeatedly if you do", offers a six-course set tasting menu and has a focus on natural and low intervention wines. The set menu, which changes regularly, features Italian dishes with European and Asian influences like middle white pork neck with peanut, Vivid Choi, nori, rice and horseradish or pine with sour cherry and popcorn. If you don't want to do the full menu you can opt for small bites from the snack menu to go with the ten excellent wines on the list, all served by the glass. Casa Fofo's kitchen dream team includes Adolfo, sous chef Sam Coleman and chef de partie Giuseppe Pepe, all ex-Pidgin. 2019/04/10 Where:
Casa Fofo, 158 Sandringham Road, Clapton London, E8 2HS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Casa Fofo, 158 Sandringham Road, Clapton, London, E8 2HS

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorO ver St James's Founder, Mauro Palomba
After wandering down Dalston's busy Ridley Road Market, refuel at Casa Fofo , a "small but smart" (Conde Nast Traveller) restaurant on a quiet road off the beaten path. Founded by Italian chef Adolfo De Cecco (ex Pidgin head chef), this small restaurant, highlighted by Conde Nast Traveller as "Worth travelling to if you don't live nearby and visiting repeatedly if you do", offers a six-course set tasting menu and has a focus on natural and low intervention wines. The set menu, which changes regularly, features Italian dishes with European and Asian influences like middle white pork neck with peanut, Vivid Choi, nori, rice and horseradish or pine with sour cherry and popcorn. If you don't want to do the full menu you can opt for small bites from the snack menu to go with the ten excellent wines on the list, all served by the glass. Casa Fofo's kitchen dream team includes Adolfo, sous chef Sam Coleman and chef de partie Giuseppe Pepe, all ex-Pidgin.
 
 
 

The Little Yellow Door

Opened April 2019

The Little Yellow Door Opened April 2019 Based on a fictional flatshare between friends, The Little Yellow Door is a house party that you can invite yourself along to. Going from pop up to permanent, the Notting Hill cocktail bar has found a longterm home on All Saints Road. Set over two floors, the flatshare is a home from home, complete with open plan kitchen and a living room with fireplace and sofas. It's filled with colourful and quirky finds and mismatched furniture - the ideal spot for early evening cocktails and dinner. Downstairs discover a secret hideaway open till 2am. The Flatmate's Den is kitted out with backgammon and poker tables, retro games and a music corner for vinyl records and DJs. Weekends are set aside for Saturday bottomless brunches and Sunday roasts; classic home comfort dishes. As with The Little Blue Door in Fulham, you need to let the flatmates know you're coming in advance via WhatsApp. 2019/04/10 Where:
The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Road London, W11 1HH
Category: Bars

The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HH

Tube: Westbourne Park Station, Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorO ver St James's Founder, Mauro Palomba
Based on a fictional flatshare between friends, The Little Yellow Door is a house party that you can invite yourself along to. Going from pop up to permanent, the Notting Hill cocktail bar has found a longterm home on All Saints Road. Set over two floors, the flatshare is a home from home, complete with open plan kitchen and a living room with fireplace and sofas. It's filled with colourful and quirky finds and mismatched furniture - the ideal spot for early evening cocktails and dinner. Downstairs discover a secret hideaway open till 2am. The Flatmate's Den is kitted out with backgammon and poker tables, retro games and a music corner for vinyl records and DJs. Weekends are set aside for Saturday bottomless brunches and Sunday roasts; classic home comfort dishes. As with The Little Blue Door in Fulham, you need to let the flatmates know you're coming in advance via WhatsApp.
 
 
 

Endo at The Rotunda

Opened 9th April 2019

Endo at The Rotunda Opened 9th April 2019 He was one of the original pioneers behind Zuma and now chef Endo Kazutoshi, a third-generation sushi master, has set up an intimate sushi spot, with just 24 seats, on the 8th floor of the Rotunda at the former BBC headquarters, at Television Centre in White City. A very special treat for sushi lovers, a small group of diners can sample the 15 course omakase ('chef's choice') menu within a specially designed space which has its own bespoke sushi bar. The evening begins with Japanese-inspired cocktails followed by the unveiling of the hidden restaurant. While eating the freshest scallop oshinogi, lemon sole usuzukuri and wagyu beef agemono you can discuss the intricacies of the preparation with the sushi master himself. "It was probably the most perfect meal I have eaten in a restaurant in more than 20 years as a critic" said G iles Coren in The Times, reviewing Endo at the Rotunda before it officially opened in March 2019, the same year it earned a Michelin star. 2019/04/09 Where:
Endo at The Rotunda, 101 Wood Lane, 8th Floor The Helios, Television Centre London, W12 7FR
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Endo at The Rotunda, 101 Wood Lane, 8th Floor The Helios, Television Centre, London, W12 7FR

Tube: Wood Lane Station, White City Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaEndo Kazutoshi, photo: The Berkeley
He was one of the original pioneers behind Zuma and now chef Endo Kazutoshi, a third-generation sushi master, has set up an intimate sushi spot, with just 24 seats, on the 8th floor of the Rotunda at the former BBC headquarters, at Television Centre in White City. A very special treat for sushi lovers, a small group of diners can sample the 15 course omakase ('chef's choice') menu within a specially designed space which has its own bespoke sushi bar. The evening begins with Japanese-inspired cocktails followed by the unveiling of the hidden restaurant. While eating the freshest scallop oshinogi, lemon sole usuzukuri and wagyu beef agemono you can discuss the intricacies of the preparation with the sushi master himself. "It was probably the most perfect meal I have eaten in a restaurant in more than 20 years as a critic" said G iles Coren in The Times, reviewing Endo at the Rotunda before it officially opened in March 2019, the same year it earned a Michelin star.
 
 
 

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar

Opened 9th April 2019

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar Opened 9th April 2019 Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating. 2019/04/09 Where:
Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych London, WC2B 4BZ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Daniel Humm at Claridge'sSalmon Royale, photo: Leyla KazimPhoto Credit Jade Nina SarkhelCheese Fondue, photo: Eren SarigulChris Leachphoto: Lateef PhotographyGood BirdsAdam HandlingFOLIE London, Studio KO, photo ©Yann DeretThe Collective Canary Wharf, Mthr restaurant©Lazaro Rosa-Violan Studiophoto: James BrittainSam Harrison and Harvey Trollope, Sam's Riverside, photo: Andrew BurtonPhoto by Treehouse Londonphoto: Pasco PhotographyThe Dorchester, Head Chef of The Grill, Tom BootonArtichoke and LabnehPhoto Credit: David ClevelandAndreas Karlsson, Group CEO, Sticks'n'SushiYard Sale Pizza Hackney Road DownstairsJim Fisher, founder of Spelzini and Luigi's Bar in ShoreditchJason and Irha Atherton, owners of The Social CompanyTom CenciInhabit Southwick Street, bedroom, photo: Tim Evan CookAinsley Harriott turns on Backyard Cinema's Christmas lights at Capital Studios, 2019Image credit Luke-Obrien.co.ukMathew Carver, The Cheese BarIllustration by digital artist Phil GallowayPhoto Credit: David ClevelandThe Tide, Greenwich Peninsula, photo: Jeff MoorePhoto credit: Jerome GallandAdonisPavlova's bar, Victoria Palace Theatrephoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographerphoto: Luke HayesSimon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetrephoto: Ingrid RasmussenParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaEndo Kazutoshi, photo: The Berkeley
Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating.
 
 
 

Kebab Queen

Opened April 2019

Kebab Queen Opened April 2019 Six years in development, Kebab Queen raises the humble kebab to Michelin star aspirations through a seven course tasting menu by Manu Canales, previously sous chef at Le Gavroche. Below Maison Bab and hidden behind the illuminated facade of a classic British kebab shop is this chef's table restaurant with room for ten diners, seated on cobalt blue, leather-clad stools. Here Manu leads guests through the dishes, imparting his love of kebab, cultivated during his trips across Turkey and beyond. The meat feast includes starters of foie gras kebabito and a doner risotto - rice in lamb jus finished with chilli and garlic sauce and shavings of lamb tongue. To finish, there's 'Got Milk?' - freshly baked, sticky milk buns filled with caramelised cream and topped with creme fraiche sorbet. No more will the meat dish be seen as something you'd chow down after too many pints. 2019/04/05 Where:
Kebab Queen, 4 Mercer Walk London, WC2H 9FA
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Kebab Queen, 4 Mercer Walk, London, WC2H 9FA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station