New restaurant openings
Rhodes Twenty Four
25 Old Broad Street, EC2
Gary Rhodes has opened his new restaurant, Twenty Four on the 24 th floor of Tower 42 overlooking the City. Rhodes Twenty Four serves up traditional British cuisine such as oxtail cottage pie and cockle and leek casserole against a backdrop of stunning London views. And no doubt the usual teetering tower plate arrangements.
50 Dover Street, W1
Isis is a new restaurant serving traditional North African cuisine mixing popular couscous dishes and more unusual brik pastries and pastilles.
The Savoy, Strand, WC2
Banquette is Marcus Wareing's new upstairs restaurant over The Savoy Grill. Banquette taps into London 's American Diner trend and aims to bring a touch of fun and informality to The Savoy with sandwiches, salads, snack and soups on the menu
The Wolseley Café and Restaurant
160 Piccadilly, W1
The Wolseley is Jeremy King's new offering mixing the relaxed luxury of a Parisian brasserie with the salon decor of a Viennese caff. The Wolesley opens its doors at 7am to the hardened breakfast crowd where you can sit and read the papers before work
Malmaison Brasserie and Bar
Charterhouse Square, EC1
The Malmaison Brasserie and Bar serves up classic and contemporary regional French dishes. The menu features fish soup with rouille and grilled lemon sole with lobster butter.
Essence Bar and Restaurant
2-5 Carthusian Street, EC1
Essence Bar and Restaurant serves a full lunch menu Monday-Friday and tapas in the evening and the menu focuses on fresh ingredients and grilling.
29-31 Wellington Street, WC2
A fish-based a la carte menu and theatrically gold artefacts associated with opera can be found inside. The Coco Bar is open to drinkers as well as diners.
47 Farringdon Street, EC4
Vivat Bacchus joins the recent throng of new restaurants on the edge of historic Smithfields Market..Dishes feature unusual combinations such as pasta with roast shallots and butternut broth.
78 Westbourne Grove, W2
This upmarket, Notting Hill offering serves traditional New York breakfast from 0800 during the week as well as NY style deli sandwiches for lunch and steakhouse style cuts of beef for dinner. Live soul, blues and hip hop are played in the bar until 0200.
45 London Wall, EC2
Mehek's modern Indian menu includes sesame and vermicelli coated crisp prawns, as a main course Rajastani quails with onions and fenugreek and for dessert carrot, fudge and white chocolate samosa.
Duke of York Square, SW3
New Manicomio combines restaurant, cafe, bar and deli in one within the new Duke of York Square development on King's Road, customers can dine from the extensive menu or buy the fine, traditional Italian products to take home.
Easton Street, WC1
An easy going Antipodean pub serving hearty Australian Country food.
10 Golbourne Road, W10
New music venue, restaurant and members club with eccentric decor and a restaurant serving quirky dishes.
Isis - 50 Dover Street, W1
Manicomio - Duke of York Square, SW3
Essence Bar and Restaurant - 2-5 Carthusian Street, EC1
Banquette - The Savoy, Strand, WC2