New Restaurant Openings in London

London Cocktail Club (Islington)

108 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LX
The London Cocktail Club team have opened a pharmacy-themed bar on Essex Road in Islington. Step through the Apothecary Off Licence shop front for quirky cocktails and don't miss the A&E (Alcohol & Entertainment) bar out the back.
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Vinoteca (King's Cross)

One Pancras Square, King's Cross, N1C 4AG
Vinoteca have opened a new restaurant, bar and wine shop in King's Cross. It's open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features a 30-seater terrace. Head chef Kieren Steinborn's menu includes English rose veal tonnato, roast chicken with panzanella, and almond tart.
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Big Fernand

19 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1DX
French burger chain Big Fernand have opened their first London restaurant in Fitzrovia. Expect artisan buns, locally-sourced Charolais and Aberdeen Angus meat, unpasteurised French cheeses such as Tomme de Savoie, Raclette or Fourme d'Ambert, freshly chopped herbs and homemade sauces.
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Pulia

Borough Market, Stoney Street, London Bridge, SE1 9AD
Italian deli concept Pulia has launched its first UK site in Borough Market. It specialises in produce from the southern Italian region of Puglia, from traditional breads and cheeses to salads, dried pasta, wine and olive oil. Customers can buy produce to take away or eat on site in the 30-seater dining area.
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Joe's Oriental Diner

The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Road, Hackney, E8 3FN
Scott Hallsworth has opened Joe's Oriental Diner on the former site of his Kurobuta pop-up, which has moved up the road to larger (permanent) premises. Joe's serves dishes like coconut short rib rendang, rare BBQ beef salad with nam prik, wood oven roast scallops with chilli jam, and fire cracker chicken.
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Bistro by Shot

28 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4HS
"New to Parsons Green, Bistro by Shot offers seasonal dishes with a French-Italian twist, using ingredients sourced predominantly from independent suppliers."
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Engawa

2 Ham Yard, Soho, W1D 7DT
Now open at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, Engawa is a sushi and teppanyaki restaurant specialising in kobe beef.
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Shackfuyu

14a Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4TH
Bone Daddies has launched new pop-up, Shackfuyu, in Soho. It offers a regularly changing menu that makes use of the pizza oven left behind by the previous tenants, Made in Italy. The launch menu includes roasted picanha of Beef with kimchee tare, fried Potatoes with Japanese curry sauce, and scallops with spicy miso butter.
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Blacklock

24 Great Windmill Street, Soho, W1D 7LG
Gordon Ker (ex-Hawksmoor) has opened Blacklock in Soho. The menu focuses on beef, lamb, veal and pork chops cooked on a charcoal grill, with interesting veg on the side. There is wine on tap, £5 cocktails and also bottled cocktails for sharing.
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The Italian Job

13 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, W4 2EU
The UK's first Italian craft beer pub is now open in Chiswick. It offers 12 rotating beers on draught and a good selection of bottled beers, wines and spirits. On the food front, there is Italian street food and burgers.
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Bo Drake

6 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DE
Bo Drake is an East Asian BBQ restaurant in Soho with chef Jan Lee (ex-Roka) at the helm. It serves dishes like Korean lamb cutlets with nashi pear, kimchi quesadilla, and sesame soft serve ice-cream. A small bar area offers a short wine list, soju and Korean-inspired cocktails.
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Blixen

65a Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, E1 6AA
Justin Gilbert and Clive Watson (the man behind Village East and The Riding House Cafe) have opened Blixen, an all-day restaurant in Spitalfields. The menu includes half poussin with salsa verde, grilled sirloin with Cafe de Paris butter, and squid, chorizo & chickpea stew.
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Fontaine's

176 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7UY
Burlesque performer Emerald Fontaine has opened an Art Deco cocktail bar in Stoke Newington. Drinks and small plates are served in the 1940s style lounge on the ground floor and the tiki-inspired space below. The bar plans to host film screenings and cabaret nights.
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The Tommy Tucker

22 Waterford Road, Fulham, SW6 2DR
The team behind Claude's Kitchen have opened a gastropub in Fulham. The Tommy Tucker serves interesting wines, home-infused gins and bourbons, and British dishes like rabbit terrine, brown crab cakes, and smoked beef short rib.
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Chai Wu

Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7XL
Chai Wu is a modern Chinese restaurant on the fifth floor of Harrods, from the team behind Mango Tree and Pan Chai. The menu, created by the group's executive chef Ian Pengelley, includes Beijing duck, Wagyu steak with black pepper sauce, and tempura soft shell crab.
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Portland

113 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6QQ
Will Lander (ex-Quality Chop House) and Daniel Morgenthau (ex-10 Greek Street) have opened an all-day restaurant called Portland in Fitzrovia. The wine list features 45 handpicked wines which change each month and the menu includes dishes like wild game pithivier and lamb tartare with anchovy mayo.
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Jinjuu

15 Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5PS
American-Korean chef and TV personality Judy Joo has opened a modern Korean restaurant in Soho. The ground floor serves cocktails, 'Anju' bar bites, and the Korean spirit soju, while the downstairs restaurant specialises in Korean sharing platters. Expect BBQ meats, Ko-Mex carnitas fries, and Korean fried chicken.
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Bibigo (Angel)

407 St John Street, Islington, EC1V 4AB
Bibigo have opened their second London restaurant on the former Naamyaa Cafe site in Angel. Like their Soho restaurant, it serves Korean small plates and traditional dishes like beef bulgogi, bibimbap, kimchi stew and spicy BBQ chicken.
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Babaji

53 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, W1D 6LB
Restaurateur Alan Yau has opened Babaji - a casual restaurant in Soho specialising in pide (Turkish pizza-like flatbreads).
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Tulse Hill Hotel

150 Norwood Road, Tulse Hill, SE24 9AY
Following an extensive refurbishment, this 19th century public house has reopened as the Tulse Hill Hotel. It now features nine bedrooms, a restaurant with a separate bar area, and landscaped gardens. Locals can enjoy five rotating ales, 11 draught beers, cocktails, and a seasonal British menu.
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Copita del Mercado

60 Wentworth Street, City, E1 7TF
The team behind Copita in Soho have opened Copita del Mercado near Spitalfields Market. The menu features dishes like roasted Iberico presa with white onion sauce, sea bass lemon fritura, and black bean stew with scallops and sobrasada. On the drinks front, there is an all-Spanish wine list, craft beer, sherries and Spanish-style giant gin and tonics.
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Bad Egg

City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, EC2Y 9AW
Neil Rankin (Smokehouse) has opened Bad Egg in Moorgate. The menu includes baked eggs and hashes, tacos, Asian slaws and salads, ribs and burgers. On the drinks front, expect Camden lager on tap and a short wine and cocktail list.
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Hotbox

46 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, E1 6LT
Hotbox have opened their first permanent BBQ joint on Commercial Street. The menu includes beef short ribs, char siu pork buns, smoked mac 'n' cheese, and weekend brunch dishes. Basement bar 46 & Mercy serves creative cocktails and craft beer.
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Beaver Lodge

266 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9EL
Beaver Lodge, a mountain cabin bar and dance saloon, is now open in Chelsea. Expect line dancing staff, live music and DJs, and cocktails served in cowboy boots and beaver-shaped vessels.
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Jago

68-80 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, E1 5JL
Now open in Spitalfields, Jago specialises in Southern European, Middle Eastern and Ashkenazi cuisine. The restaurant is the brainchild of Louis Solley, previously head chef at Ottolenghi, and Hugo Thurston, former general manager of Morito.
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Ealing Park Tavern

222 South Ealing Road, W5 4RL
After a four month refurbishment, the Ealing Park Tavern has reopened under new management from the ETM Group (The Gun, The Botanist). The pub now offers a menu of seasonal British and European dishes, plus bitters and pale ales brewed on site in their microbrewery.
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BRGR Co (Chelsea)

127 King's Road, Chelsea , SW3 4PW
BRGR Co have opened a second London restaurant on the King's Road in Chelsea. In a nod to the chain's Icelandic heritage, it serves Icelandic Viking beer alongside their classic burgers, homemade Bearnaise sauce, and milkshakes.
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Pure Taste

115 Westbourne Grove, W2 4UP
Pure Taste is the UK's first gluten-free and paleo-friendly restaurant. The menu follows the principles of the paleo diet, which excludes dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils and refined sugars in favour of high fibre and protein-rich options. Dishes include mussels in Thai coconut broth, rib eye steak with salsa verde, and monkfish masala.
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Chifafa

45-47 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RS
Modern kebab shop Chifafa is now open on Clerkenwell Road. The menu offers five kebabs - slow-cooked lamb shoulder, lemon and garlic chicken, veal shoulder with mint and tzatziki, falafel and halloumi.
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Original Sin

129 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0PH
The team from Happiness Forgets have opened a basement cocktail bar underneath Stokey Bears in Stoke Newington.
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Fraq's Lobster Shack

55 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1TQ
The Fraquelli brothers have opened Fraq's Lobster Shack on Goodge Street. Inspired by the lobster joints of America's East Coast, it serves simply cooked Maine lobster and seafood rolls with all the trimmings.
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Bocconcino

19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8ED
Russian pizza chain Bocconcino have opened a branch on Berkeley Street in Mayfair. Spread over two floors, it serves wood-fired pizzas, pasta, Italian wines and cocktails.
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Delancey & Co

34 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2PR
Delancey & Co is a New York style salt beef and smoked salmon bar on Goodge Street. As well as freshly carved salt beef and smoked salmon on rye bread or bagels, it offers six different types of cream cheese, Reuben sandwiches, chicken soup, American beers and Prosecco on tap.
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The Manor

148 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6BX
The team from The Dairy have opened a new modern bistro called The Manor in Clapham. Locals can expect cuts of meat and fish cooked on the bone, a dessert counter, and homemade charcuterie.
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The Ivy Market Grill

1A Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8PS
Richard Caring's restaurant group, Caprice Holdings, has opened The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden. Spread over two floors, it features an all-day grill restaurant, bar, cafe and dining terrace. The head chef is Sean Burbidge, who was previously at Petrus.
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Bar Termini

7 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 5JE
Tony Conigliaro (69 Colebrooke Row) and Marco Arrigo have opened a cafe-bar on Old Compton Street in Soho. It's open from 7.30am serving coffee and pastries and from 11am you can order Italian-inspired house cocktails. Bar bites include cheese, salumi and mini paninis.
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Tostado

16a St Anne's Court, Soho, W1F 0BF
Tostado, 'an intimate little Ecuadorian ceviche and soup bar', is now open on St Anne's Court in Soho. Along with the soups and ceviche, it serves menestra (home-style bean stew), chorizo and morcilla, salads and juices.
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Lower Eastside Deli

28 Scrutton Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4RP
Now open in Shoreditch, Lower Eastside Deli serves sandwiches (pulled pork, salt beef, pastrami), hearty breakfasts, juices, coffee and more.
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Dishoom (King's Cross)

5 Stable Street, King's Cross, N1C 4AB
Dishoom have opened their largest restaurant so far next to Granary Square in King's Cross. It serves the same menu of Indian street snacks and curries as their Covent Garden and Shoreditch restaurants, as well as a King's Cross special - a lamb-on-the-bone stew, available with or without lambs brains.
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Old Tom & English

187b Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 8ZB
Old Tom & English, a new British restaurant serving small plates, cocktails and wine, is now open in Soho. Dishes include Welsh rarebit, cider braised pig cheeks, and Cornish scallops with beurre blanc.
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