New Restaurant Openings in London


250 Paradise Row, Bethnal Green, E2 9LE
The husband and wife team behind Sager + Wilde in Hackney have opened a second London wine bar. Named after their favourite neighbourhood in San Francisco, Mission serves wines from America's west coast and a menu of British and Mediterranean-inspired snacks, small plates and sharing dishes.
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The Alchemist

6 Bevis Marks, Aldgate, EC3A 7BA
The Alchemist is an all-day bar and restaurant in the newly developed Bevis Marks building. While the bar focuses on creative cocktails, the food menu ranges from gourmet sandwiches and burgers to international crowd-pleasers like Thai red curry and jerk chicken.
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POND Dalston

Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, Dalston, N16 8JH
POND is a 'New Hawaiian' restaurant in a former Victorian warehouse in Dalston. The menu includes dishes like sambal black cod, teriyaki quail and traditional Hawaiian poke (raw fish salads).
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Basement Sate

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).
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The Shrub & Shutter

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.
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United Ramen

105-106 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
United Ramen is now open on the former Strada site on Upper Street. The menu includes traditional Japanese shoyu ramen with pork belly, plus more creative recipes such as spicy miso salmon kimchi ramen and 'British bulldog' roast beef ramen.
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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.
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Biju Bubble Tea Room

45 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HQ
Now open in Soho, Biju Bubble Tea Room serves a range of classic and signature bubble teas. Each drink is freshly brewed to order and served with toppings like tapioca pearls, fruit jellies and basil seeds.
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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.
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BOBO Social

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.
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Hixter Bankside

16 Great Guildford Street, Southwark, SE1 0HS
Following the success of his chicken and steak restaurants in Shoreditch and the City, chef Mark Hix has opened Hixter Bankside in Southwark. Located in a former Victorian tin box printing factory, the restaurant features two dining rooms, a glass-fronted kitchen, and a Mark's Bar in the basement.
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Pizza Pilgrims Pizzeria & Frigittoria

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.
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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.
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5 Dean's Court, St Paul's, EC4V 5AA
Now open in St Paul's, Suchef specialises in healthy dishes cooked using the sous-vide technique. Diners choose a sous-vide main like chicken or fish and then pair it with a healthy side and sauce. The restaurant also serves salads, soups and their own-branded teas.
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DF / Mexico

Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, E1 6QR
The Wahaca team have opened an experimental Mexican diner at the Old Truman Brewery. Initially operating as a short-term residency, DF / Mexico serves burritos, tacos, tortas, bottomless agua frescas and frozen margaritas.
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Silk & Grain

33 Cornhill, Bank, City, EC3V 3ND
Now open near Bank, Silk & Grain specialises in cocktails that have been aged and conditioned using barrels, bottles, metal and leather. Try a barrel aged Negroni with one of their Josper grilled steaks, some British charcuterie or whole lemon sole.
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LIMA Floral

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.
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L'Anima Cafe

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.
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The Bayou

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.
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Le Restaurant de Paul

29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9ED
French bakery chain Paul has opened an all-day brasserie in Covent Garden. It serves classic French dishes like coq au vin and steak frites, along with their popular soups, salads, cakes and pastries.
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La Tagliata

11 Sandy's Row, Spitalfields, E1 7HW
Now open in Spitalfields, La Tagliata specialises in the traditional Italian steak dish of the same name. Diners can choose from a simple pasta starter with a choice of three sauces, followed by tagliata (sliced steak on rocket and parmesan) and an Italian dessert.
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Underneath Clapham Common Tube Station, SW4 7AA
"After nearly two years of renovations, this derelict 100 year old listed former public convenience has been converted into an intimate and secluded hideaway where guests can enjoy quality wines, delicious charcuterie boards, whilst listening to talented live music acts."
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T.E.D Restaurant

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.
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The Strand Dining Rooms

Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, Covent Garden, WC2N 5EJ
Mark Harris (ex-Green's, Searcy's at The Gherkin) has opened an all-day modern European restaurant in the Grand Buildings near Trafalgar Square.
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Barrafina (Covent Garden)

10 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HZ
The Hart brothers have opened a second Barrafina tapas bar on Drury Lane. The new bar closely mirrors the Frith Street original but the menu includes some new dishes created by chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho. Pop in for chicken wings with mojo picon, suckling pig, and crab croquetas.
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110 Cannon Street, City, EC4N 6EU
Now open on Cannon Street, Scarpetta is a new casual dining concept serving fresh pasta from the regions of Southern Italy. Their pasta maker, Michele Fiore, ran his own pasta shop in Puglia for over 25 years and Scarpetta's customers can watch him working at a specially designed work bench. Scarpetta also serves salads, soups and sandwiches made with freshly baked focaccia.
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The Heron, 5 Moor Lane, Moorgate, City, EC2Y 9AP
Now open in Moorgate, Caterina55 is an all-day dining destination that has brought the flavours of Liguria to the City. Pop in for Italian-style sandwiches, salads, soups and home-made pasta dishes. Caterina55 is also open for breakfast and serves classic Italian desserts like tiramisu, panna cotta and pear and chocolate cake.
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Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

3 Yeoman's Row, Knightsbridge, SW3 2AL
The latest addition to the Hawksmoor family is this glamorous subterranean steakhouse in the heart of Knightsbridge. As well as their legendary British steaks, the restaurant serves a number of new seafood dishes like citrus scallops with chilli and ginger and a lobster roll with sriracha & yuzu.
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St Barts Brewery

66 West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, EC1M 9DY
Replacing The Distillers on West Smithfield, St Bart's Brewery is a 'luxe British diner', bar and live music venue. It is owned by the award-winning Hush Heath Estate in Kent and showcases their excellent English wines. Food is served all day and the menu includes sharing platters, seasonal salads, steaks and British desserts.
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Arabica Bar & Kitchen

3 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AF
After years of trading as a Borough Market stall, the Arabica Food & Spice Company have opened a restaurant in the heart of the market. Expect veg-focused mezze, rare breed meat and fish cooked over charcoal, stone-baked pastries, and Eastern Med inspired cocktails.
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Fire and Feathers

343 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9TW
Now open on Fulham Road, Fire and Feathers is an authentic Portuguese piri piri chicken restaurant. Their chicken comes in three flavours - piri piri, lemon and garlic, and dynamite - and you can add starters and sides like garlic prawns, chips, minted peas, and tomato and onion salad.
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10 Paddington Street, Marylebone, W1U 5QL
'Named after the ancient Greek word for 'delicacy', OPSO celebrates the tastes, produce, and social-style dining of Greece. Focusing on both traditional and modern flavours, we select the very best ingredients for a menu that is Greece-inspired and London-made.'
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58 New King's Road, Parsons Green, SW6 4LS
After 29 years running Mao Tai, owner Mark Barnett has relaunched the restaurant with help from ex-Nobu chef Nobuisha Takahashi. Now a Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar, Kozu's menu includes sushi and sashimi, tempura, and robata grilled meat and fish.
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Polpo Notting Hill

126-128 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QG
Russell Norman and Richard Beatty have opened a 100-cover restaurant on Notting Hill Gate. Like the original Polpo in Soho, the Notting Hill restaurant serves cicheti, pizzette, meatballs and other seasonal Italian dishes.
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50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN
Restaurateurs Jeremy King and Chris Corbin have opened Fischer's, a grand cafe inspired by early 20th century Vienna. Situated on Marylebone High Street, it is open all day serving salads, schnitzels and sausages, cured fish, strudels, ice-cream coupes, and traditional tortes.
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Porky's (Bankside)

18 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DR
Husband and wife team Simon and Joy Brigg have opened Porky's near London Bridge. Like the original in Camden, Porky's Bankside serves Memphis-style BBQ, craft beer, cocktails and a huge range of bourbons and rye whiskies.
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The City Barge

27 Strand on the Green, Chiswick, W4 3PH
Riverside Chiswick pub The City Barge has reopened following an extensive refurb. The revamped venue features a handsome Victorian bar, some quirky taxidermy, and an impressive outside drinking and dining area. Head chef Pat Lynch will oversee a menu based on seasonal British ingredients with fresh seafood brought in daily from Billingsgate Market.
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Ask for Janice

50-52 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1A 9EJ
Replacing Kench & Bibesy on Long Lane, Ask for Janice is a new venture from the Urban Leisure Group (Central & Co, Graphic). The ground floor is perfect for morning coffee and working lunches, while the basement bar serves craft beer and 45 London gins. On the food front, there are modern British large and small plates, quirky breakfast options, and a three-cheese and pickle toastie.
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Bilbao Berria

2 Lower Regent Street, Piccadilly, SW1Y 4LR
Masterchef The Professionals winner Ash Mair has opened a restaurant with Basque pintxo chain Bilbao Berria. Situated on Lower Regent Street, the restaurant is split over two floors into a casual pintxo and open grill area and a more formal dining area offering modern Basque and Spanish dishes.
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The Palomar

34 Rupert Street, Soho, W1D 6DN
Now open on Soho's Rupert Street, The Palomar serves the food of modern day Jerusalem. The menu includes seared scallops with cured lemon beurre blanc, Moroccan oysters, and 'Josperised onions' filled with freekeh, herbs, nuts and pomegranate. The restaurant itself features a 19-seater kitchen bar where diners can watch the chefs at work.
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