New Restaurant Openings in London
Filthy McNasty's, 68 Amwell Street, Islington, EC1R 1UU
343 Kensington High Street, W8 6NW
Lawyer-turned-chef Guglielmo Arnulfo has opened Acciuga on Kensington High Street. The restaurant serves dishes from Guglielmo's home region of Liguria in Northern Italy, including stuffed courgette flowers, slow-cooked veal in caper mayonnaise, and cuttlefish stew. The wine list, created by Vini Italian, promises an exciting selection of wines to suit all palates and budgets from across Italy.
2 Varnishers Yard, Regent's Quarter, King's Cross, N1 9AW
VOC is a modern day interpretation of a 17th century punch house from the team behind Purl and the Worship Street Whistling Shop. The King's Cross bar has now launched a restaurant, VOC Grill, which serves chargrilled meat and fish dishes like duck with port-infused cherry compote and pike with dandelion salad.
22-24 Seymour Place, Marylebone, W1H 7NJ
Now open in Marylebone, The Lockhart is 'an upscale Southwest American kitchen featuring flavours from states like Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico'. The head chef is Andrew Justice, a MasterChef: The Professionals quarter finalist. The menu features dishes like crab hush puppies, crayfish etouffee, buffalo fillet with blue cheese grits, and verde chicken enchiladas.
1 Ludgate Hill, St Paul's, City, EC4M 8AY
Following the success of his restaurants in Mayfair and Holborn, restaurateur Jamie Barber has opened a second Hush Brasserie near St Paul's. The menu includes dishes like crispy duck salad, steak frites, a lobster roll, and grilled tiger prawns with chilli-ginger dressing. The restaurant is also open for breakfast and afternoon tea.
54-56 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3QR
The Ricker Restaurant group have opened Casa Negra on the former site of the Great Eastern Dining Rooms in Shoreditch. Like its Soho sister, La Bodega Negra, it will serve Mexican street food dishes like tacos, carnitas de lechon, and seafood sharing plates. The drinks menu features expertly made margaritas using Casa's own house-made orange liqueur, sweetened with organic agave nectar alongside tequila and mescal creations.
Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King's Cross, N1C 4AB
Following the success of his Clerkenwell restaurant, chef Bruno Loubet has opened his second London eatery. Situated in Granary Square (King's Cross), the Grain Store is less formal and boasts a large alfresco dining area and a menu that gives vegetables a starring role. Dishes include butternut squash ravioli, sauteed padron peppers with salt cod, and sticky rice with kimchi cabbage and stuffed chicken wings for two to share.
68-69 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NY
304 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush, W12 7LJ
The team behind the Bush Hall music venue in Shepherd's Bush have opened a neighbouring all-day restaurant. Head chef and business partner Tim Tapper (ex-Annie's, Chiswick) has designed the menu, which includes dishes like bloody Mary mussels, pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, and family-style Sunday roasts.
26 Wenlock Road, Hoxton, N1 7TA
The Wenlock Arms in Islington has reopened after being saved from demolition by new owner Heath Ball. Heath, who also owns The Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, has painstakingly restored the pub's original features which include a handsome central bar and a 150-year old mosaic sign that was unearthed during the refurb. The pub will offer 10 real ales and a stout, a great range of lagers and beers from microbreweries across London and the UK.
21 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0RL
33 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 4PW
Now open in Soho, Galeto has brought the spirit of Rio de Janeiro to London with a menu of Brazilian street food dishes, local beers and carnival-worthy cocktails. The restaurant is kitted out with mismatched vintage and reclaimed furniture and wall art from renowned Brazilian graffiti artist Milo Tchais. The menu includes the signature 'Galeto' 24-hour marinated chicken, Brazilian steaks, gourmet burgers, and vibrant salads and sauces.
50 Bermondsey Street, SE1 3UD
61 Carter Lane, City, EC4V 5DY
Picking up where Disco Bistro left off, Wiggies is a pork-focused pop-up at The Rising Sun pub near St Paul's. You can grab bar snacks and takeaways from the ground floor pub but if you've got time, it's worth heading upstairs for the lunch menu which offers 2 courses for 12 quid. The evening menu includes Keralan slow roast pork shoulder, pig cheeks with potato galette and asparagus, and a pulled pork 'Pig Mac' with fennel and orange chutney.
189 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1RQ
Des McDonalad (former CEO of Caprice Holdings) has opened an upmarket fish and chip shop on Upper Street in Islington. Lee Bull (ex-Caprice) is the head chef and Tower Isho (ex-J Sheekey) is in charge of the drinks list and front of house. The dine-in menu features Dorset rock oysters, fish pie, a lobster bridge roll and a shrimp burger. Locals can take away chip shop staples like freshly fried cod and scampi.
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY
96 Snowsfields Road, London Bridge, SE1 3SS
The team from the Sebright Arms (Bethnal Green) have relaunched The Miller pub near London Bridge. Following the success of the Lucky Chip kitchen takeover at the Sebright, the food at The Miller will be provided by Street Kitchen who have put together a hot dog heavy menu. There are plenty of outside tables, a ping pong roof terrace, and a rehearsal studio in the basement.
8-9 Blacklands Terrace, Chelsea, SW3 2SP
The Five Fields is a fine dining restaurant now open in Chelsea. The venue has an impressive team behind it, including general manager Rob Kihlstrom (ex-Eleven Madison Park), chef-patron Taylor Bonnyman (ex-Corton) and head chef Marguerite Keogh (ex-Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley). The restaurant serves seasonal modern British dishes using produce from their East Sussex vegetable and herb gardens.
18 Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AG
55 Berwick Street, Soho, W1F 8SP
The team behind Soho Joe (the Dean Street pizzeria) have opened a rotisserie chicken restaurant on Berwick Street. The chickens have a Lebanese twist to them and the menu also includes lamb and falafel burgers, takeaway sandwiches and wraps, and a full English breakfast. A small bar area at the front of the restaurant offers wine, bottled beers and cider, and some cocktails.
19 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, W1G 9TZ
19-23 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, W1D 7EE
Jamie Oliver has launched a pop-up American diner that will run on Shaftesbury Avenue for approximately two years. The kitchen team, led by Arthur Potts Dawson (ex-Acorn House) are making and smoking their own hot dogs and will also serve grilled chicken and steaks, salads, burgers and savoury waffles. The drinks menu includes craft beers, home-made cordials, milkshakes and fro-yo shakes.
33 Black Friars Lane, City, EC4V 6EP
30-32 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8 4QJ
Now open in Hackney, Stories is a new cafe-bar from the team behind The Book Club and Queen of Hoxton. There's an all-day brunch menu, top notch cocktails, wines and craft beers. The venue acts as 'a daytime hub for freelancers to meet, eat and work and a cosy evening bolt-hole that will complement its surroundings.'
56 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4EA
Middle Eastern cookbook author Anissa Helou has launched an Egyptian takeaway concept in Covent Garden. The menu centres around koshari - a vegetarian street food dish of lentils, rice and pasta topped with spicy tomato sauce, chickpeas and caramelised onions. The shop also sells seasonal salads, soups, desserts and juices.
13 Neal's Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DP
2 Elystan Street, Chelsea, SW3 3NS
New York chef John DeLucie (owner of Crown and The Lion) has opened an American bistro in Chelsea. The Red House menu features dishes like USDA NY strip, pasta with white Bolognaise, tuna tartare, and wild sea bass with tapenade. The restaurant also serves brunch and offers a prix fixe lunch menu - 2 courses for £16 or 3 for £21.
62-63 Long Lane, Barbican, EC1A 9EJ
26 Smithfield Street, Clerkenwell, EC1A 9LB
After 15 years as head chef at The Ivy, chef Alan Bird has opened his own restaurant, Bird of Smithfield. Spread over five floors, the venue comprises a dining room serving British dishes 'with a twist', a lounge bar, private dining room, and a roof terrace overlooking Smithfield Market. An intimate basement bar, Birdcage, offers live music and a cocktail menu overseen by Fluid Movement (Purl, Dach & Sons).
Level 32, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9SP
Rainer Becker and Arjun Waney (Roka, Zuma) have opened Oblix on the 32nd floor of The Shard. The restaurant is divided into a rotisserie and grill area and a lounge bar with London's first interactive 'sommelier station'. The New York grill inspired menu features top quality British meat, slow-roasted joints and wood-fired pizzas.
16-19 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, E14 5ER
The Pearson Room is now open in Canary Wharf. The all-day menu includes dishes like fish tacos, scallops with n'duja and gremolata, a buttermilk fried chicken burger, and guinea fowl crown with smoked chilli sauce. Sommelier Sunaina Sethi of Trishna has put together a diverse wine list and the cocktail menu was designed by Victor Matos (ex-Soho House) in collaboration with the team behind Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop.
The Savoy Hotel, Strand, WC2R 0EU
The Savoy's River Restaurant has reopened as Kaspar's Seafood Bar & Grill. The restaurant offers 'panoramic views of the River Thames' and 'an informal yet luxury dining experience, presented in an elegant Twenties-style setting'. The all-day menu features seafood platters, a wide range of smoked fish, simply grilled sole and monkfish, and a lobster club sandwich.
226 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6PJ
The team behind The Water Poet in Spitalfields have relaunched the Crown & Shuttle pub in Shoreditch. The bar is fully stocked with craft beers, ales and lager, great wine, micro-distilled gin and vodka, and lots more. In the garden there is a shuttle bus kitchen with a wood burning oven, table football and ping pong, and an outdoor bar.
8 Gillingham Street, Victoria, SW1V 1HN
20 Seymour Street, Marylebone, W1H 7HX
The Daisy Green street food team have found a permanent home on Seymour Street in Marylebone. The cafe serves a fresh, organic and uncomplicated menu. Coffee comes in black, white or filter, food is offered as meat or fish on leaves or in a wrap, and her signature frozen yogurt is served 'naked' or 'party', the latter a generous offering of all of her much-loved, homemade toppings, ranging from caramelised bacon to rosewater jelly, with balsamic strawberries in between.
223-225 Brompton Road, Kensington, SW3 2EJ
Russian restaurateur Arkady Novikov has opened a second London eatery. Situated on Brompton Road, Brompton Asian Brasserie offers a European menu at breakfast and a pan-Asian menu at lunch and dinner. Head chef Paul Greening is serving dishes like roast duck and lychee herb salad and Australian Waygu hanger steak with Thai black peppercorn sauce.
1-3 Royal Exchange Building, Bank, EC3V 3LR
Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, E14 4QQ
58 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7NR
Jason Atherton (Pollen Street Social) has opened his third London restaurant, Social Eating House, in Soho. The venue features a ground floor restaurant, top floor bar and a basement chef's table. The menu offers Atherton's take on bistro food, with mains priced around the £14-£19 mark. The chef's table does not serve a tasting menu and is open to walk-ins.
201 Tooley Street, London Bridge, SE1 2UE
Following the success of his Foreword pop-up, chef Tom Story has opened his first restaurant, Story, on Bermondsey's Tooley Street. Tom has worked with top chefs like Rene Redzepi, Thomas Keller, Tom Aikens and Adam Byatt. The restaurant offers a six-course (£45) or ten-course (£65) menu of dishes like scallops with cucumber and dill ash or beef cheek with stout and cauliflower yeast.