New Restaurant Openings in London
18 Thayer Street, Marylebone, W1U 3JY
Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, City, EC2M 1QS
Following the success of his Islington restaurant, Des McDonald has opened a second London fish and chip shop. Situated close to Liverpool Street station, it serves first class fish and chips, grilled lobster, shrimp burgers, oysters and more. The City site also features a bar, takeaway window and alfresco terrace.
1-3 Catherine Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5JZ
1 Pont Street, Belgravia, SW1X 9EJ
The Hoxton Holborn Hotel, 199-206 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD
Somerset House, Lancaster Place, Strand, WC2R 1LA
Skye Gyngell, formerly head chef at Petersham Nurseries, has opened her first solo venture at Somerset House. Spring promises 'wholesome, produce driven' cooking with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The menu includes scallops with salsify, beurre blanc and borage flowers; slow-cooked pork shoulder with girolles; and spice rubbed quail.
6 Little Britain, St Paul's, City, EC1A 7BX
1st Floor, Kingly Court, Soho, W1B 5PQ
441 Bethnal Green Road, E2 0AN
129 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0PH
4A Upper St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2H 9NY
48 Eastcastle Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 8DX
Unit 75, Trocadero, 13 Coventry Street, Piccadilly Circus, W1D 7DH
Hilton Tower Bridge, 5 More London, Tooley Street, SE1 2BY
A new cocktail and small plates bar has opened at the Hilton London Tower Bridge. TwoRuba is open all day, serving breakfast classics and a menu of Borough Market inspired dishes like pulled pork sliders, chorizo focaccia, and garlic-yuzu king prawns. The bar serves iced sorbet cocktails and a selection of signature tipples.
172 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4UP
The team behind The Shed in Notting Hill have opened a new 'wild food' restaurant on the King's Road in Chelsea. At Rabbit, the emphasis is on sustainability, foraged ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking. The menu includes dishes like venison carpaccio, hake with mussels and salsify, and rabbit ravioli with bone marrow, mushrooms and lovage pesto.
42 Northampton Road, Farringdon, EC1R 0HU
250 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE
6 Bevis Marks, Aldgate, EC3A 7BA
Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, Dalston, N16 8JH
336 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8QH
The Shrub & Shutter is a neighbourhood cocktail and snack bar on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton. It's the brainchild of Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza who have previously worked at Northbank, Baltic and Adam Street private members club. The food menu features seasonal terrines, tartares and carpaccios designed to complement the drinks.
8 Broadwick Street, Soho, W1F 8HN
Now open in Soho, Basement Sate is a cocktail and dessert bar concept from Cathleen McGarry (co-owner of the excellent Sherry Butt bar in Paris). Taking over the former Player Bar site, it serves twelve unique cocktails and matching desserts created by pastry chef Dorian Picard (ex-Maze and Club Gascon).
105-106 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
64 St Giles High Street, WC2H 8LE
Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya has launched its first UK location on St Giles High Street. It specialises in authentic tonkotsu ramen and all noodles are made on site. Their signature ramen includes a secret sauce which is imported from the original restaurant in Japan where it is hand-made by Mr Kanada.
47 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6BD
Now open on Commercial Street, Trade is an independently owned coffee shop and sandwich bar. They serve specialist coffees, quality teas, and freshly made cakes, muffins, salads and sandwiches. Trade also has a small smoker in their back yard which produces their pastrami and other deli meats for their sandwiches.
45 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HQ
95 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4PZ
BOBO Social is a burger and small plate restaurant and bar on Charlotte Street. Set over two floors and decked out in 'shabby chic' style, it serves burgers made with rare breed beef, exotic meat and lobster, alongside small plates like sea bass ceviche, British feta and watermelon, and steak strips with avocado, chive and chipotle salsa. The drinks list includes carefully selected wines and bespoke cocktails.
16 Great Guildford Street, Southwark, SE1 0HS
11 Kingly Court, Soho, W1B 5PW
Following the success of their Dean Street restaurant, the Pizza Pilgrims have opened a pizzeria and frigittoria in Kingly Court. It serves their excellent pizzas and Neapolitan fried delicacies like arancini, deep-fried courgette flowers, and pizza fritta. Don't leave without trying their Sohocello, either as a shot or in a cocktail.
5 Dean's Court, St Paul's, EC4V 5AA
Eel Brook Common, New King's Road, Fulham, SW6 4SE
Now open in Fulham, Eelbrook is an all-day eatery with chef Brett Barnes (ex-Duck Soup) at the helm. The menu includes pork cheek croquettes, cod confit with crab sauce and courgette flowers, and ricotta and nettle gnudi. The restaurant also serves breakfast and brunch options which diners can enjoy all year round on the heated covered terrace.
Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, E1 6QR
33 Cornhill, Bank, City, EC3V 3ND
14 Garrick Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9BJ
Peruvian chef Virgilio Martinez has opened his second London restaurant. Situated on Garrick Street in Covent Garden, LIMA Floral features a ground floor restaurant and basement tapas bar. The menu includes LIMA signatures and new dishes like seared aubergine tiradito and scallops with chia ceviche.
10 Appold Street, City, EC2A 2AP
Chef Francesco Mazzei has opened L'Anima Cafe next to his award-winning Italian restaurant in the City. The stylish corner site features a relaxed dining room, bar and takeaway counter. The daily-changing menu is made up of Southern Italian pasta dishes, Josper grilled meat, pizzas, salads and Prosecco on tap.
20 Inverness Street, Camden, NW1 7HJ
Now open in Camden, Bayou is an all-day Creole bar and kitchen celebrating the very best of Southern American food, drink and music. The menu includes smoked chicken wings, buttermilk fried chicken, crayfish gumbo, and Creole banana pie. Bayou also offers brunch, a quirky cocktail list, and live music in the evenings.
29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED
11 Sandy's Row, Spitalfields, E1 7HW
Underneath Clapham Common Tube Station, SW4 7AA
47-51 Caledonian Road, King's Cross, N1 9BU
Jamie Grainger-Smith (ex-Fifteen, Acorn House) has opened T.E.D (Think Eat Drink) Restaurant in King's Cross. Set over two floors, the restaurant features an open kitchen, salvaged furniture and fabrics, and colourful 'pre-loved' tiles. The menu showcases ethically sourced British produce in dishes like Dorset crab on sourdough, roast leg of lamb, and Cornish pollock with peas, bacon and lettuce.
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, Covent Garden, WC2N 5EJ