New Restaurant Openings in London

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

1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, City, EC2A 2DQ
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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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, Takahashi'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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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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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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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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GONG by Shangri-La at The Shard

Level 52, Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
Now open on level 52 of The Shard, the Shangri-La Hotel's bar offers stunning views of the London skyline in a modern Asian-inspired setting. The bar features a number of 'intimate chambers' including a cocktail bar, Champagne lounge, and a swimming pool.
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Peg + Patriot

Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, E2 9NF
Matt Whiley (ex-Talented Mr Fox) has opened Peg + Patriot, a new bar at Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel. The cocktails feature unusual ingredients such as marmite, roasted rice ice-cream liqueur, Irn Bru, and pak choi and lime leaf syrup.
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Typing Room

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.
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The Blues Kitchen (Shoreditch)

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.
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Ben's Canteen (Earlsfield)

422 Garratt Lane, Earlsfield, SW18 4HW
The team behind Ben's Canteen have opened a new restaurant in Earlsfield. The new site serves their popular mix of comfort food classics, including burgers, brunches, cocktails and Scotch eggs.
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Bulgari Hotel & Residences, 171 Knightsbridge, SW7 1DW
Alain Ducasse has opened a new restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge with his protege Chef Damien Leroux at the helm. Inspired by the food markets in Italy and Provence, Rivea offers French and Italian cuisine in a chic, convivial and relaxed setting.
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Fera at Claridge's

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.
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3 Chapel Place, Marylebone, W1G 0BG
Following the success of Burger & Lobster, Goodman have opened a restaurant serving steak and king crab only for £75 per head. Situated in Marylebone, Beast will seat diners at long communal tables for a feast of top quality steak, crab sourced from the Artic circle, and a selection of sides and starters.
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TING by Shangri-La at The Shard

Level 35, Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
Now open on level 35 of The Shard, the Shangri-La Hotel's restaurant TING is open all day, serving 'European food with a hint of Asian flavour'. Using produce from nearby food markets, the chefs will serve dishes like Hainanese chicken rice, char kuey teow, laksa and nasi goreng. TING also serves afternoon tea (traditional English or Asian-inspired) and an exclusive selection of Chinese teas.
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The New Angel

39 Chepstow Place, Notting Hill, W2 4TS
After 12 years away, chef and restaurateur John Burton-Race has returned to London to open The New Angel in Notting Hill. The 54-cover restaurant on Chepstow Place offers a seasonal contemporary European menu and a varied wine list with plenty of French bottles on offer. The head chef is Stephen Humphries, formerly of Sanctum On The Green and Le Gavroche.
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LANG by Shangri-La at The Shard

Shangri-La Hotel, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, SE1 9RY
LANG, the Shangri-La hotel's artisan deli and cafe, offers signature cakes, home-made chocolates and pastries as well as freshly prepared seasonal hampers, savouries and sandwiches to eat-in or take-away.
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City Social

Level 24, Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, City, EC2N 1HQ
Now open on Level 24 of the iconic Tower 42, City Social is the latest venture from chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton. The restaurant features art deco inspired interiors and stunning views of the London skyline. The modern European menu includes pork loin with girolles and black pudding, sea bass with oyster veloute, and asparagus salad with soft poached egg.
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42-44 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E2 8DA
This new restaurant on Kingsland Road specialises in free-range, gluten-free fried chicken. Diners can choose white or dark meat and add glazes, dips and sides like lettuce cups, slaw and fries. The menu also includes a chicken and waffle burger, salads and doughnut holes and ice-cream for dessert. Fresh doughnuts and coffee are available daily from the restaurant's Doughnut Hatch from 8am.
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El Nivel

28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7JS
Now open in Covent Garden, El Nivel is a bar-restaurant specializing in agave spirits and Mexican antojitos (small plates). The bar serves an impressive range of tequilas, mezcals and other lesser known Mexican spirits.
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