New Restaurant Openings in London
45 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HQ
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.
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.
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.
5 Dean's Court, St Paul's, EC4V 5AA
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
10 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HZ
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.
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.
3 Yeoman's Row, Knightsbridge, SW3 2AL
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.
3 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, SE1 9AF
343 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9TW
10 Paddington Street, Marylebone, W1U 5QL
58 New King's Road, Parsons Green, SW6 4LS
126-128 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QG
50 Marylebone High Street, W1U 5HN
18 New Globe Walk, Bankside, SE1 9DR
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.
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.
2 Lower Regent Street, Piccadilly, SW1Y 4LR
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.
Level 52, Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NF
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NF
Lee Westcott has opened Typing Room on the former site of Viajante at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. Backed by Jason Atherton, the restaurant serves refined European dishes like pigeon smoked in pine and mackerel with passion fruit, burnt cucumber & dill. Chef Westcott has previously worked at Claridge's, Per Se, Noma, and Atherton's restaurants in Singapore.
134 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AR
Following the success of the Camden original, The Blues Kitchen team have opened a new bar, diner and music venue in Shoreditch. Expect plenty of live music and a bar stocked with over 100 different bourbons. The all-American menu includes BBQ ribs and pulled pork, fully loaded burgers, gumbo and Southern fried chicken.
422 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, SW18 4HW
Bulgari Hotel & Residences, 171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW
Claridge's Hotel, Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR
Chef Simon Rogan (L'Enclume, Roganic) has opened his new restaurant, Fera at Claridge's. The name, which means wild in Latin, reflects the kitchen's use of seasonal ingredients and the influence of nature on the regularly changing menu. Dishes may include plaice braised in nettle butter, dry aged Herdwick hogget, and beetroot cake with sea buckthorn curd.