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Breddos Taqueria
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Core by Clare Smyth
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Ella Canta
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London is a hotbed of new openings from destination restaurants to designer hotels, from quirky cafes to stylish shops. Find out about the hottest openings in town - if it's new and newsworthy, it's here.

 
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mother

Opens 23rd July 2017

mother Opens 23rd July 2017 mother opens on 23rd July 2017 | Join the housewarming party on Saturday 22nd July with 2,000 free pizzas, lots of wine and beer, live music and DJ's playing from 12noon until late. Born in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen in 2010, mother is a popular pizza place both locally as well as outside of the Danish borders, known for its trademark sourdough pizzas made with seawater and baked in a wood-fired oven. For their first restaurant outside of Denmark owners David Biffani and Nick Pound have chosen the iconic Battersea Power Station. Bread, sourdough pizzas - light and healthier than most - roasted fish, meat, vegetables and warmth all emanate from the wood fired oven at the heart of mother. Open from breakfast, classics such as eggs, home made pastries, granola and bread are prepared and cooked in front of you, and you can take as much as you want. You'll find the open front restaurant is located at the first railway arch at Circus West Village, the perfect spot for summer dining or weekend brunch. 2017/07/23 Where:
mother, 2 Arches Lane, Circus West Village London, SW11 8AB
Category: Italian Cuisine

mother, 2 Arches Lane, Circus West Village, London, SW11 8AB

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 

mother opens on 23rd July 2017 | Join the housewarming party on Saturday 22nd July with 2,000 free pizzas, lots of wine and beer, live music and DJ's playing from 12noon until late.

Born in the meatpacking district of Copenhagen in 2010, mother is a popular pizza place both locally as well as outside of the Danish borders, known for its trademark sourdough pizzas made with seawater and baked in a wood-fired oven. For their first restaurant outside of Denmark owners David Biffani and Nick Pound have chosen the iconic Battersea Power Station. Bread, sourdough pizzas - light and healthier than most - roasted fish, meat, vegetables and warmth all emanate from the wood fired oven at the heart of mother. Open from breakfast, classics such as eggs, home made pastries, granola and bread are prepared and cooked in front of you, and you can take as much as you want. You'll find the open front restaurant is located at the first railway arch at Circus West Village, the perfect spot for summer dining or weekend brunch.
 
 
 

Rola Wala

Opens 26th July 2017

Rola Wala Opens 26th July 2017 Rola Wala opens at 12noon on 26th July 2017 | Sign up to their newsletter to get one of 300 free meals on launch day. Following the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day Indian fast food at its first permanent London site, in Brushfield Street in Spitalfields. Placing as much emphasis on healthy eating as big flavours founder Mark Wright offers masala black bean noodles and slow roasted Nagaland lamb without a korma in sight. Catering particularly well for vegetarians, you can choose hot brown rice khicheree, masala black bean noodles with charred broccoli or cauliflower rice and kale bowl. This is health conscious Indian food you can eat every day, with gluten-free, low carb, and vegan options and with no dish having more than 500 calories. With a design that mixes Indian roadside diners with a festival feel, metal shelving stocked high with spice jars, the cafe has the vibrant, upbeat feel of a Bombay beach hut. 2017/07/26 Where:
Rola Wala, 36 Brushfield Street London, E1 6AT
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Rola Wala, 36 Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AT

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 

Rola Wala opens at 12noon on 26th July 2017 | Sign up to their newsletter to get one of 300 free meals on launch day.

Following the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day Indian fast food at its first permanent London site, in Brushfield Street in Spitalfields. Placing as much emphasis on healthy eating as big flavours founder Mark Wright offers masala black bean noodles and slow roasted Nagaland lamb without a korma in sight. Catering particularly well for vegetarians, you can choose hot brown rice khicheree, masala black bean noodles with charred broccoli or cauliflower rice and kale bowl. This is health conscious Indian food you can eat every day, with gluten-free, low carb, and vegan options and with no dish having more than 500 calories. With a design that mixes Indian roadside diners with a festival feel, metal shelving stocked high with spice jars, the cafe has the vibrant, upbeat feel of a Bombay beach hut.
 
 
 
 

The Ivy Tower Bridge

Opens 26th July 2017

The Ivy Tower Bridge Opens 26th July 2017 The Ivy Tower Bridge opens on 26th July 2017. Part of the ever expanding chain of brasseries spun off from The Ivy, The Ivy Tower Bridge has a similar all-day menu to the other Ivy Cafes cropping up all over town. Gorgeous interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio are supplemented at this particular branch by a riverside - it's next to Potters Fields Park and City Hall - with floor-to-ceiling glass windows making the most of the Thames view. On sunny days, the 50 seater terrace overlooking the river offers the best seats in the house. Whether stopping by for breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails you can enjoy a riverside stroll and an impressive view of Tower Bridge. Part of the One Tower Bridge development, neighbours include a restaurant by Tom Simmons and Nicholas Hytner's 900-seat The Bridge Theatre. 2017/07/26 Where:
The Ivy Tower Bridge, One Tower Bridge London, SE1 2AA
Category: Brasseries

The Ivy Tower Bridge, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2AA

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 

The Ivy Tower Bridge opens on 26th July 2017.

Part of the ever expanding chain of brasseries spun off from The Ivy, The Ivy Tower Bridge has a similar all-day menu to the other Ivy Cafes cropping up all over town. Gorgeous interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio are supplemented at this particular branch by a riverside - it's next to Potters Fields Park and City Hall - with floor-to-ceiling glass windows making the most of the Thames view. On sunny days, the 50 seater terrace overlooking the river offers the best seats in the house. Whether stopping by for breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails you can enjoy a riverside stroll and an impressive view of Tower Bridge. Part of the One Tower Bridge development, neighbours include a restaurant by Tom Simmons and Nicholas Hytner's 900-seat The Bridge Theatre.
 
 
 

No. 29 Power Station West

Opens summer 2017

No. 29 Power Station West Opens summer 2017 No 29 Power Station West opens in summer 2017. Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No 32 The Old Town and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29, one of the first food outlets to open at Circus West Village by Battersea Power Station. Alongside 22 other independent bars and restaurants, No 29 is the only pub at the south London riverside development. The all-day venue offers casual bar dining, with an Antipodean-inspired menu created from locally-sourced ingredients, with cocktails using spirit infusions, house made syrups and sherbets, plus international wines, and a range of local craft beers and international lagers. The interior design, inspired by the power station itself, comes from the group's usual designers, Lou Davies and Lionel Real de Azua. This Battersea bar is the fifth from Darwin and Wallace group. 2017/07/27 Where:
No. 29 Power Station West, Unit 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 5BP
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No. 29 Power Station West, Unit 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BP

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 

No 29 Power Station West opens in summer 2017.

Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No 32 The Old Town and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29, one of the first food outlets to open at Circus West Village by Battersea Power Station. Alongside 22 other independent bars and restaurants, No 29 is the only pub at the south London riverside development. The all-day venue offers casual bar dining, with an Antipodean-inspired menu created from locally-sourced ingredients, with cocktails using spirit infusions, house made syrups and sherbets, plus international wines, and a range of local craft beers and international lagers. The interior design, inspired by the power station itself, comes from the group's usual designers, Lou Davies and Lionel Real de Azua. This Battersea bar is the fifth from Darwin and Wallace group.
 
 
 

Suvlaki Shoreditch

Opens 27th July 2017

Suvlaki Shoreditch Opens 27th July 2017 Suvlaki opens on 27th July 2017. Traditional grilled meat skewers cooked over hot coals and stuffed in a pita are the signature dish at Greek restaurant Suvlaki on Brick Lane, a spin off from the original Suvlaki in Soho. These juicy skewers also come on the stick, hot off the robata and josper grills. Choices include Mount Olympus wild boar sausage with smoked aubergine, spicy king prawn with dill and rose aioli or slow cooked aged Scottish Texel lamb with chilli beetroot, vegetable cous cous and green herb sauce. Taking inspiration from Athens, i nteriors have been designed by Afroditi Krassa, there's a hint of neoclassicism in the blue and a grey marble shopfront. Seating is on vintage wooden chairs or at a reclaimed church bench in the second dining room at the back where you can watch the kitchen action first hand. Keeping it Greek, right down to the last drop, drinks include wines from the Kokotos estate and craft beers from Nissos Pilsner and a Marea Ale. 2017/07/27 Where:
Suvlaki Shoreditch, 161 Brick Lane London, E1 6SB
Category: Greek Cuisine

Suvlaki Shoreditch, 161 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SB

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki

Suvlaki opens on 27th July 2017.

Traditional grilled meat skewers cooked over hot coals and stuffed in a pita are the signature dish at Greek restaurant Suvlaki on Brick Lane, a spin off from the original Suvlaki in Soho. These juicy skewers also come on the stick, hot off the robata and josper grills. Choices include Mount Olympus wild boar sausage with smoked aubergine, spicy king prawn with dill and rose aioli or slow cooked aged Scottish Texel lamb with chilli beetroot, vegetable cous cous and green herb sauce. Taking inspiration from Athens, i nteriors have been designed by Afroditi Krassa, there's a hint of neoclassicism in the blue and a grey marble shopfront. Seating is on vintage wooden chairs or at a reclaimed church bench in the second dining room at the back where you can watch the kitchen action first hand. Keeping it Greek, right down to the last drop, drinks include wines from the Kokotos estate and craft beers from Nissos Pilsner and a Marea Ale.
 
 
 

Bar Elba

Opens 28th July 2017

Bar Elba Opens 28th July 2017 Bar Elba opens 28th July 2017. The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. Presented by The Adventure Bar Group - the team behind the Adventure Bars in Covent Garden, Clapham Junction and Clapham High Street, The Escapologist in Seven Dials and the newly opened Tonight Josephine, located just below in the basement - the bar offers views across the city and Waterloo and takes inspiration from the Battle of Waterloo. Visitors can expect a desert-island feel based on the Mediterranean island of Elba that Napoleon was exiled to for 300 days. Sip on classic cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and Love Potion No.10 as well as a Frose (frozen Rose). There will also be sharing jugs, a 2-4-1 cocktail happy hour and burgers courtesy of Dip & Flip. 2017/07/28 Where:
Bar Elba, Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road London, SE1 8UL
Category: Bars

Bar Elba, Rooftop, Mercury House, 109-117 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UL

Tube: Waterloo Station, Southwark Station, Lambeth North Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki

Bar Elba opens 28th July 2017.

The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. Presented by The Adventure Bar Group - the team behind the Adventure Bars in Covent Garden, Clapham Junction and Clapham High Street, The Escapologist in Seven Dials and the newly opened Tonight Josephine, located just below in the basement - the bar offers views across the city and Waterloo and takes inspiration from the Battle of Waterloo. Visitors can expect a desert-island feel based on the Mediterranean island of Elba that Napoleon was exiled to for 300 days. Sip on classic cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and Love Potion No.10 as well as a Frose (frozen Rose). There will also be sharing jugs, a 2-4-1 cocktail happy hour and burgers courtesy of Dip & Flip.
 
 
 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Opens 28th July 2017

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail Opens 28th July 2017 The Postal Museum opens 28th July 2017, with tickets on sale from 13th July. From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a network of underground tunnels not used since 2003. Mail Rail, the tunnels running from Whitechapel in East London, to Paddington in the west, and snaking along Oxford Street and under Selfridges, are the centrepiece of the Postal Museum. Visitors can take a 15-minute journey through the original 100-year-old rail network and discover, through a theatrical audiovisual show, the amazing story of Mail Rail. Learn how this hidden labyrinth was considered so clandestine that it was used to hide the Rosetta Stone during the First World War. In the main galleries discover the history of Royal Mail and how intrepid postal workers used to gallop 217 miles in a week on horseback to deliver the mail for Elizabeth I. 2017/07/28 Where:
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, Phoenix Place London, WC1X 0DA
Category: Museums

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DA

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934

The Postal Museum opens 28th July 2017, with tickets on sale from 13th July.

From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a network of underground tunnels not used since 2003. Mail Rail, the tunnels running from Whitechapel in East London, to Paddington in the west, and snaking along Oxford Street and under Selfridges, are the centrepiece of the Postal Museum. Visitors can take a 15-minute journey through the original 100-year-old rail network and discover, through a theatrical audiovisual show, the amazing story of Mail Rail. Learn how this hidden labyrinth was considered so clandestine that it was used to hide the Rosetta Stone during the First World War. In the main galleries discover the history of Royal Mail and how intrepid postal workers used to gallop 217 miles in a week on horseback to deliver the mail for Elizabeth I.
 
 
 
 

Bob Bob Exchange

Opens summer 2017

Bob Bob Exchange Opens summer 2017 Bob Bob Exchange opens in summer 2017. Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant, on the third floor of the landmark Cheesegrater building in the City. Yes, the all-booth restaurant does have the all-important 'press for Champagne' button at every table. Also much like the original BBR, the modern British grill menu features locally sourced, seasonal produce cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. This, in the words of Jay Rayner, is "comfort food at prices that can only ever be aimed at people who are already very comfortable indeed". As well as seating for 180, the restaurant has room for a further 120 covers in private rooms and a nine-seater Japanese dining room serving sushi, sashimi and tempura. The challenge will be getting a seat. 2017/07/31 Where:
Bob Bob Exchange, 122 Leadenhall Street London, EC3V 4AB
Category: British Cuisine

Bob Bob Exchange, 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4AB

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Monument Station, Bank Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934

Bob Bob Exchange opens in summer 2017.

Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant, on the third floor of the landmark Cheesegrater building in the City. Yes, the all-booth restaurant does have the all-important 'press for Champagne' button at every table. Also much like the original BBR, the modern British grill menu features locally sourced, seasonal produce cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. This, in the words of Jay Rayner, is "comfort food at prices that can only ever be aimed at people who are already very comfortable indeed". As well as seating for 180, the restaurant has room for a further 120 covers in private rooms and a nine-seater Japanese dining room serving sushi, sashimi and tempura. The challenge will be getting a seat.
 
 
 

Ella Canta

Opens summer 2017

Ella Canta Opens summer 2017 Ella Canta opens in summer 2017. Internationally-acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz, owner of Mexico City's award-winning Dulce Patria, brings her celebrated Mexican cooking to Ella Canta at the InterContinental London Park Lane. This new addition joins Theo Randall's well respected Italian restaurant, first opened over a decade earlier in 2006. Martha Ortiz, heralded as one of Latin America's most exciting restaurants, has promised to bring "the beauty, vibrancy, and spirit of Mexico to London". Her vision will be brought to life by David Collins Studio, the global interior architecture practice led by Creative Director Simon Rawlings, and the restaurant will feature references to Mexican design and culture. 2017/07/31 Where:
Ella Canta, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane London, W1J 7QY
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Ella Canta, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha Ortiz

Ella Canta opens in summer 2017.

Internationally-acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz, owner of Mexico City's award-winning Dulce Patria, brings her celebrated Mexican cooking to Ella Canta at the InterContinental London Park Lane. This new addition joins Theo Randall's well respected Italian restaurant, first opened over a decade earlier in 2006. Martha Ortiz, heralded as one of Latin America's most exciting restaurants, has promised to bring "the beauty, vibrancy, and spirit of Mexico to London". Her vision will be brought to life by David Collins Studio, the global interior architecture practice led by Creative Director Simon Rawlings, and the restaurant will feature references to Mexican design and culture.
 
 
 

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Opens mid summer 2017

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden Opens mid summer 2017 Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden opens from mid-summer 2017 | Phase 1: delicatessen, florist, wine cellar and homes and gardens shop | Phase 2: two restaurants, a bar and courtyard open November 2017. The magic of Petersham Nurseries comes to Covent Garden from summer 2017, with the Boglione family taking over four units of new development Floral Court. Bringing the spirit of the Richmond oasis to central London, the Michaelis Boyd designed space will occupy 16,000 square foot and include two restaurants, a lifestyle home, garden shop, delicatessen with a wine cellar and florist. Mid-summer 2017 sees the opening of The Shop, The Potting Bench, The Delicatessen, The Florist and Wine Cellar while the two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia, the La Goccia bar and Courtyard will follow in November 2017. 2017/07/31 Where:
Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, Floral Court London, WC2E 9FB
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, Floral Court, London, WC2E 9FB

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha Ortiz

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden opens from mid-summer 2017 | Phase 1: delicatessen, florist, wine cellar and homes and gardens shop | Phase 2: two restaurants, a bar and courtyard open November 2017.

The magic of Petersham Nurseries comes to Covent Garden from summer 2017, with the Boglione family taking over four units of new development Floral Court. Bringing the spirit of the Richmond oasis to central London, the Michaelis Boyd designed space will occupy 16,000 square foot and include two restaurants, a lifestyle home, garden shop, delicatessen with a wine cellar and florist. Mid-summer 2017 sees the opening of The Shop, The Potting Bench, The Delicatessen, The Florist and Wine Cellar while the two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia, the La Goccia bar and Courtyard will follow in November 2017.
 
 
 

Core by Clare Smyth

Opens 1st August 2017

Core by Clare Smyth Opens 1st August 2017 Core by Clare Smyth opens on Tuesday 1st August 2017. After almost a decade at the helm of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, Clare Smyth opens her own restaurant and her first solo venture at 92 Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill. The multi award winning chef takes over the historic Victorian building occupied by Leith's in the 1970s and '80s to create a restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior. Guests choose from ten to 12 constantly evolving dishes, opting for the full tasting menu or just three or five courses, paired with a choice of 400 fine wines and champagnes. The style takes a natural colour palette of stem green, aubergine, almond milk, copper and burnished gold and links it to the exterior, seen through a picture window looking out onto a living wall. Enjoy at the entrance cocktail bar with room for up to 18 or in the main 54-seat restaurant. 2017/08/01 Where:
Core by Clare Smyth, 92 Kensington Park Road London, W11 2PN
Category: British Cuisine

Core by Clare Smyth, 92 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PN

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare Smyth

Core by Clare Smyth opens on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

After almost a decade at the helm of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, Clare Smyth opens her own restaurant and her first solo venture at 92 Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill. The multi award winning chef takes over the historic Victorian building occupied by Leith's in the 1970s and '80s to create a restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior. Guests choose from ten to 12 constantly evolving dishes, opting for the full tasting menu or just three or five courses, paired with a choice of 400 fine wines and champagnes. The style takes a natural colour palette of stem green, aubergine, almond milk, copper and burnished gold and links it to the exterior, seen through a picture window looking out onto a living wall. Enjoy at the entrance cocktail bar with room for up to 18 or in the main 54-seat restaurant.
 
 
 

Marble Arch Theatre

Opens 29th August 2017

Marble Arch Theatre Opens 29th August 2017 Marble Arch Theatre opens on 29th August 2017. Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically designed for Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The interior transports the audience back to the jazz bars of 1940s New Orleans for a truly immersive theatrical experience. The circular auditorium means the action takes place all around the theatre and pre and post-performance drinks are served in the theatre's 1940s foyer cocktail bar. With the band playing and the bourbon on ice, this theatre is sure to be a hot ticket this summer. 2017/08/29 Where:
Marble Arch Theatre, Marble Arch London, W1C 1CX
Category: Theatres

Marble Arch Theatre, Marble Arch, London, W1C 1CX

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar

Marble Arch Theatre opens on 29th August 2017.

Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically designed for Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The interior transports the audience back to the jazz bars of 1940s New Orleans for a truly immersive theatrical experience. The circular auditorium means the action takes place all around the theatre and pre and post-performance drinks are served in the theatre's 1940s foyer cocktail bar. With the band playing and the bourbon on ice, this theatre is sure to be a hot ticket this summer.
 
 
 
 

Breddos Taqueria

Opens September 2017

Breddos Taqueria Opens September 2017 Breddos Taqueria opens in September 2017. Known for its creative take on traditional Mexican tacos, Breddos' journey began in a makeshift taco shack in a car park in Hackney in 2011. In 2016 they brought their first book out and in 2017 they opened their first 40-cover taqueria in Clerkenwell, swiftly followed in the same year by their second restaurant, on Kingly Street, Carnaby. More than double the size of the original, the 84-cover Breddos Taqueria comes with a basement Mezcal and Margarita bar where drinks will be flowing 'till late, 7 days a week. The all day taqueria has several Kingly Street exclusives, a custom-made wood grill and charcoal spit, specially designed pizza oven for tlayudas (Mexican pizzas) plus, for the first time, a breakfast menu. Start the day with smoked brisket tacos with fried potatoes, egg and hot sauce or confit pork memelas with black beans and scrambled eggs, with or without grasshoppers. 2017/09/15 Where:
Breddos Taqueria, 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby London, W1B 5QD
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Breddos Taqueria, 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5QD

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-founders

Breddos Taqueria opens in September 2017.

Known for its creative take on traditional Mexican tacos, Breddos' journey began in a makeshift taco shack in a car park in Hackney in 2011. In 2016 they brought their first book out and in 2017 they opened their first 40-cover taqueria in Clerkenwell, swiftly followed in the same year by their second restaurant, on Kingly Street, Carnaby. More than double the size of the original, the 84-cover Breddos Taqueria comes with a basement Mezcal and Margarita bar where drinks will be flowing 'till late, 7 days a week. The all day taqueria has several Kingly Street exclusives, a custom-made wood grill and charcoal spit, specially designed pizza oven for tlayudas (Mexican pizzas) plus, for the first time, a breakfast menu. Start the day with smoked brisket tacos with fried potatoes, egg and hot sauce or confit pork memelas with black beans and scrambled eggs, with or without grasshoppers.
 
 
 

Trafalgar St. James

Opens early autumn 2017

Trafalgar St. James Opens early autumn 2017 The Trafalgar St. James opens in early autumn 2017. The Trafalgar Square hotel has a major upgrade in 2017 becoming part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and named the Trafalgar St. James, a hotel with an enviable location overlooking the world-famous Trafalgar Square, the very heart of London. The crowning glory, 'The Rooftop', formerly known as Vista, is transformed into a year-round rooftop hotspot for Londoners, featuring a larger space, a Mediterranean style lounge, dining areas and a private glasshouse available to hire, with room to seat 14 people. The hotel's 131 rooms, including 14 suites and two signature suites, offer a chic, urban vibe. Eat in at the all-day restaurant and bar, 1805, serving British inspired food in an intimate but informal atmosphere. Or retire to Biblio, the downstairs private lounge which has a club-like atmosphere and hosts exclusive events including live performances by up-and-coming musicians. Intimate audiences with cultural experts are open to hotel guests and Londoners alike. 2017/09/15 Where:
Trafalgar St. James, Trafalgar Square London, SW1A 2TS
Category: New Hotels

Trafalgar St. James, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Rooftop

The Trafalgar St. James opens in early autumn 2017.

The Trafalgar Square hotel has a major upgrade in 2017 becoming part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and named the Trafalgar St. James, a hotel with an enviable location overlooking the world-famous Trafalgar Square, the very heart of London. The crowning glory, 'The Rooftop', formerly known as Vista, is transformed into a year-round rooftop hotspot for Londoners, featuring a larger space, a Mediterranean style lounge, dining areas and a private glasshouse available to hire, with room to seat 14 people. The hotel's 131 rooms, including 14 suites and two signature suites, offer a chic, urban vibe. Eat in at the all-day restaurant and bar, 1805, serving British inspired food in an intimate but informal atmosphere. Or retire to Biblio, the downstairs private lounge which has a club-like atmosphere and hosts exclusive events including live performances by up-and-coming musicians. Intimate audiences with cultural experts are open to hotel guests and Londoners alike.
 
 
 

Duddell's

Opens autumn 2017

Duddell's Opens autumn 2017 Duddell's London opens in autumn 2017. The first restaurant of the Duddell's brand to open outside of Hong Kong - where the original was founded in 2013 - is in the historic St Thomas Church in London Bridge, one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in London. Duddell's London brings in chef Daren Liew, previously executive sous chef with the Hakkasan Group, to offer authentic Cantonese cuisine and hand-crafted dim sum. Designed by Michaelis Boyd (Soho Farmhouse, Soho House Berlin), the interior maximises daylight and highlights the history of the building. More than a restaurant, Duddell's in Hong Kong has made a name for itself as a cultural as well as social destination, showing museum quality art exhibitions. It's akin to walking into the home of a great art collector... one that just happens to have a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant attached. 2017/09/30 Where:
Duddell's, St Thomas Church, 9a St Thomas Street London, SE1 9RY
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Duddell's, St Thomas Church, 9a St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Rooftop

Duddell's London opens in autumn 2017.

The first restaurant of the Duddell's brand to open outside of Hong Kong - where the original was founded in 2013 - is in the historic St Thomas Church in London Bridge, one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in London. Duddell's London brings in chef Daren Liew, previously executive sous chef with the Hakkasan Group, to offer authentic Cantonese cuisine and hand-crafted dim sum. Designed by Michaelis Boyd (Soho Farmhouse, Soho House Berlin), the interior maximises daylight and highlights the history of the building. More than a restaurant, Duddell's in Hong Kong has made a name for itself as a cultural as well as social destination, showing museum quality art exhibitions. It's akin to walking into the home of a great art collector... one that just happens to have a Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant attached.
 
 
 

The Bridge Theatre

Opens autumn 2017

The Bridge Theatre Opens autumn 2017 The Bridge Theatre opens in autumn 2017. What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins, winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize for architecture for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, the Bridge Theatre brings theatre into the 21st century, offering theatre-makers a platform to create adventurous new work, and giving audiences a modern 900-seat adaptable theatre - capable of staging traditional, in-the-round and promenade performances. Teaming up with Nick Starr, his right hand man at the NT, Hytner's theatre within One Tower Bridge will stage predominantly new work, plus the occasional re-invention of a great work from the past. The riverside site, originally expected to accommodate the Royal Opera House during the renovation of its Covent Garden home, is now set to become a cultural venue of national importance. And, if all goes well, it will be the flagship of a number of new theatres in London. 2017/10/18 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, One Tower Bridge London, SE1 2SD
Category: Theatres

The Bridge Theatre, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SD

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen Maybanks

The Bridge Theatre opens in autumn 2017.

What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins, winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize for architecture for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, the Bridge Theatre brings theatre into the 21st century, offering theatre-makers a platform to create adventurous new work, and giving audiences a modern 900-seat adaptable theatre - capable of staging traditional, in-the-round and promenade performances. Teaming up with Nick Starr, his right hand man at the NT, Hytner's theatre within One Tower Bridge will stage predominantly new work, plus the occasional re-invention of a great work from the past. The riverside site, originally expected to accommodate the Royal Opera House during the renovation of its Covent Garden home, is now set to become a cultural venue of national importance. And, if all goes well, it will be the flagship of a number of new theatres in London.
 
 
 

Art'otel London Hoxton

Opens 1st December 2017

Art'otel London Hoxton Opens 1st December 2017 Art'otel London Hoxton is due to open in 2017. Planning is underway for a new Art'otel London Hoxton - the first London venture from the group - on a prominent corner at the junction of Old Street, Rivington Street and Great Eastern Street. Despite objections to the project - from English Heritage who say the building is too tall for the area, and from locals who lament the loss of the Foundry, a bar and art centre with a Banksy mural in the basement - planning permission has been granted by Hackney Council, and backed by mayor Boris Johnson. The 18-storey building, due for completion in 2017, will include 350 hotel rooms and public areas including a gallery space, arthouse cinema, spa and restaurant on the double height top floor. The cylindrical shape of the bronze-coloured building (which has four floors below ground) has drawn comparisons to a waste paper basket. But the design, by Squire and Partners, has been drawn up with its environment in mind. The punched aluminium outer skin, for example, was inspired by punch cards that were used to programme old industrial power looms - drawing on the textile heritage of the area. This is one of three high profile hotel projects by Squire and Partners - masterplanners with Dixon Jones for the controversial Chelsea Barracks development - who are also behind the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge (opened in 2012) and 151 City Road (aka the 'diamond') opposite Moorfields Eye Hospital. 2017/12/1 Where:
Art'otel London Hoxton, Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3JL
Category: New Hotels

Art'otel London Hoxton, Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen Maybanks

Art'otel London Hoxton is due to open in 2017.

Planning is underway for a new Art'otel London Hoxton - the first London venture from the group - on a prominent corner at the junction of Old Street, Rivington Street and Great Eastern Street. Despite objections to the project - from English Heritage who say the building is too tall for the area, and from locals who lament the loss of the Foundry, a bar and art centre with a Banksy mural in the basement - planning permission has been granted by Hackney Council, and backed by mayor Boris Johnson. The 18-storey building, due for completion in 2017, will include 350 hotel rooms and public areas including a gallery space, arthouse cinema, spa and restaurant on the double height top floor. The cylindrical shape of the bronze-coloured building (which has four floors below ground) has drawn comparisons to a waste paper basket. But the design, by Squire and Partners, has been drawn up with its environment in mind. The punched aluminium outer skin, for example, was inspired by punch cards that were used to programme old industrial power looms - drawing on the textile heritage of the area. This is one of three high profile hotel projects by Squire and Partners - masterplanners with Dixon Jones for the controversial Chelsea Barracks development - who are also behind the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge (opened in 2012) and 151 City Road (aka the 'diamond') opposite Moorfields Eye Hospital.
 
 
 
 

Bluebird Cafe

Opens winter 2017

Bluebird Cafe Opens winter 2017 Bluebird Cafe opens in winter 2017. Joining Soho House and Homeslice at Television Centre in White City, Bluebird , the famous Kings Road restaurant , adds a second branch to its name. Bluebird Cafe at Television Centre includes a cafe, bar, deli and - a major draw at the original - an outdoor terrace. Des Gunewardena, Chairman and CEO of D&D, the restaurant group which took over the Conran restaurants and who own Bluebird said, "we have over the years received countless approaches to open more Bluebirds, we have however always said no." But "the exciting new development of Television Centre" proved too hard to resist and could well be the start of "a significant expansion of Bluebird Cafes in the next few years". 2017/12/01 Where:
Bluebird Cafe, Television Centre 89 Wood Lane London, W12 7FA
Category: British Cuisine

Bluebird Cafe, Television Centre 89 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FA

Tube: White City Station, Wood Lane Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird Chelsea

Bluebird Cafe opens in winter 2017.

Joining Soho House and Homeslice at Television Centre in White City, Bluebird , the famous Kings Road restaurant , adds a second branch to its name. Bluebird Cafe at Television Centre includes a cafe, bar, deli and - a major draw at the original - an outdoor terrace. Des Gunewardena, Chairman and CEO of D&D, the restaurant group which took over the Conran restaurants and who own Bluebird said, "we have over the years received countless approaches to open more Bluebirds, we have however always said no." But "the exciting new development of Television Centre" proved too hard to resist and could well be the start of "a significant expansion of Bluebird Cafes in the next few years".
 
 
 

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus

Opens 31st December 2017

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus Opens 31st December 2017 The Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel opens in 2017. The landmark Trocadero, a huge Edwardian Grade II listed building a stone's throw from Piccadilly Circus, is to become the West End's biggest budget hotel, turning the building into the 583-room three star Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel. Previously there were plans to create a Tokyo style pod hotel for the site between Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street but the new proposal by French hotel operator Accor, being developed by property company Criterion Capital, offers larger rooms and a completely different design. The new design reflects the history of the area "with a hint of humour perfectly matching the electric eccentricity of the Trocadero". Interiors are likely to be playful and colorful with big beds, fluffy duvet and all-you-want breakfasts as well as Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Ibis Styles is a brand of hotel that welcomes parents - there's a family suite for up to four people, children's TV channel in the room, kids' area in the lobby plus cot, bottle warmers, and high chairs, and the upbeat and vibrant decor is something that will appeal to kids. With rooms likely to cost around £100 to £150 per night, it's friendly on the pocket too. 2017/12/31 Where:
Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus, London Trocadero, 7-14 Coventry Street London, W1D 7DH
Category: New Hotels

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus, Trocadero, 7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

The Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel opens in 2017.

The landmark Trocadero, a huge Edwardian Grade II listed building a stone's throw from Piccadilly Circus, is to become the West End's biggest budget hotel, turning the building into the 583-room three star Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel. Previously there were plans to create a Tokyo style pod hotel for the site between Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street but the new proposal by French hotel operator Accor, being developed by property company Criterion Capital, offers larger rooms and a completely different design. The new design reflects the history of the area "with a hint of humour perfectly matching the electric eccentricity of the Trocadero". Interiors are likely to be playful and colorful with big beds, fluffy duvet and all-you-want breakfasts as well as Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Ibis Styles is a brand of hotel that welcomes parents - there's a family suite for up to four people, children's TV channel in the room, kids' area in the lobby plus cot, bottle warmers, and high chairs, and the upbeat and vibrant decor is something that will appeal to kids. With rooms likely to cost around £100 to £150 per night, it's friendly on the pocket too.
 
 
 

Minnow

Opened 19th July 2017

Minnow Opened 19th July 2017 For seasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean, Minnow is the combined talents of co-founders Chris Frichot (Caravan, Hawksmoor and Hoi Polloi) and fiancee Saba Tsegaye, joined in the kitchen by Jake Boyce, former Head Chef of Jason Atherton's Social Wine and Tapas. A welcome addition to the pavement culture of Clapham Common, overlooking the park at the heart of the Old Town, the restaurant is a lovely spot whether you want weekend brunch - try chilli cornbread with fried egg, avocado, yoghurt and lime - or cocktails. Squid with lemongrass, lime and ginger, baby octopus with curry leaf paste and charred green mango, whole roast poussin from the Robata grill, and caramelised watermelon with a blood orange and Campari sorbet are typical of the dishes you'll find here. 2017/07/19 Where:
Minnow, 21 The Pavement, Clapham Common London, SW4 0HY
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Minnow, 21 The Pavement, Clapham Common, London, SW4 0HY

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird Chelsea
For seasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean, Minnow is the combined talents of co-founders Chris Frichot (Caravan, Hawksmoor and Hoi Polloi) and fiancee Saba Tsegaye, joined in the kitchen by Jake Boyce, former Head Chef of Jason Atherton's Social Wine and Tapas. A welcome addition to the pavement culture of Clapham Common, overlooking the park at the heart of the Old Town, the restaurant is a lovely spot whether you want weekend brunch - try chilli cornbread with fried egg, avocado, yoghurt and lime - or cocktails. Squid with lemongrass, lime and ginger, baby octopus with curry leaf paste and charred green mango, whole roast poussin from the Robata grill, and caramelised watermelon with a blood orange and Campari sorbet are typical of the dishes you'll find here.
 
 
 

Long Arm Pub

Opened 12th July 2017

Long Arm Pub Opened 12th July 2017 The flagship site of the Long Arm Pub & Brewery this Worship Street pub comes with its own brewery, set up by ETM founders and brothers Tom & Ed Martin. Tank Fresh beer takes pride of place which tastes like beer straight from the brewery - and with the tanks within touching distance it doesn't have to travel far. Accompanying the beers - which include a Belgian malt cookie beer - is a menu of classic bar snacks, craft burgers, salads, fresh tacos and Mexican sopes - a nod to award-winning Mexican head brewer Guillermo Alvarez Schulenburg whose grandfather founded Mexico's famed Modelo Brewery. For those who fancy a different tipple, a hand-built pot-still sits alongside the brewing tanks, creating a fine London gin and other liquors unique to the brand. 2017/07/16 Where:
Long Arm Pub, 20-26 Worship Street London, EC2A 2DX
Category: Pubs

Long Arm Pub, 20-26 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DX

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird Chelsea
The flagship site of the Long Arm Pub & Brewery this Worship Street pub comes with its own brewery, set up by ETM founders and brothers Tom & Ed Martin. Tank Fresh beer takes pride of place which tastes like beer straight from the brewery - and with the tanks within touching distance it doesn't have to travel far. Accompanying the beers - which include a Belgian malt cookie beer - is a menu of classic bar snacks, craft burgers, salads, fresh tacos and Mexican sopes - a nod to award-winning Mexican head brewer Guillermo Alvarez Schulenburg whose grandfather founded Mexico's famed Modelo Brewery. For those who fancy a different tipple, a hand-built pot-still sits alongside the brewing tanks, creating a fine London gin and other liquors unique to the brand.
 
 
 

Meraki

Opened June 2017

Meraki Opened June 2017 Making the most of Mediterranean ingredients and Greek hospitality, or 'filoxenia', Meraki is a contemporary Greek restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia from the Waney family (Roka, Zuma, The Arts Club, Oblix). 'Meraki', Greek for the love and soul that someone puts into their work, is led by Greek chef Dimitrios Siamanis whose menu includes bottarga from Mesologgi, graviera cheese from Naxos and galotiri cheese from Crete. Slow-cooked ox cheek with hilopites from Trikala, artichokes and graviera, baked cod wrapped in vine leaves as well as mezze dishes, chargrilled meats and whole fish dishes are also on the menu. The heavily Greek-influenced drinks list features wines from independent growers alongside craft beers and cocktails made with Greek herbs. The restaurant has two entrances - the main one on Great Titchfield Street leads to the 100 cover restaurant and the side entrance on Foley Street takes you straight to the bar - and two al-fresco terraces. Close your eyes and you could be on a Greek island. 2017/07/12 Where:
Meraki, 80-82 Great Titchfield Street London, W1W 7QT
Category: Greek Cuisine

Meraki, 80-82 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7QT

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.
Making the most of Mediterranean ingredients and Greek hospitality, or 'filoxenia', Meraki is a contemporary Greek restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia from the Waney family (Roka, Zuma, The Arts Club, Oblix). 'Meraki', Greek for the love and soul that someone puts into their work, is led by Greek chef Dimitrios Siamanis whose menu includes bottarga from Mesologgi, graviera cheese from Naxos and galotiri cheese from Crete. Slow-cooked ox cheek with hilopites from Trikala, artichokes and graviera, baked cod wrapped in vine leaves as well as mezze dishes, chargrilled meats and whole fish dishes are also on the menu. The heavily Greek-influenced drinks list features wines from independent growers alongside craft beers and cocktails made with Greek herbs. The restaurant has two entrances - the main one on Great Titchfield Street leads to the 100 cover restaurant and the side entrance on Foley Street takes you straight to the bar - and two al-fresco terraces. Close your eyes and you could be on a Greek island.
 
 
 
 

Magpie

Opened 11th July 2017

Magpie Opened 11th July 2017 Take your pick of small plates of mackerel crudo and Hoi An style terrine as the trolley winds its way through the tables at Magpie, a modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin. The follow up to their Michelin-starred restaurant in Hackney, the more central Magpie offers a fun approach to eating out and a novel way of tackling some of the more tricky aspects of sharing plates (like who should have the third croquette?) Trays of hot dishes include udon noodles with paitan broth, calabrese sausage and cavolo nero, and grilled celeriac. With the emphasis on fun, the restaurant's design is a bright, open space with high ceilings and a poured concrete bar. Pidgin's storm bathrooms make the move west with their dramatic murals and tempest soundtrack to accompany your visit to the restroom. 2017/07/11 Where:
Magpie, 10 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BX
Category:

Magpie, 10 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BX

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.
Take your pick of small plates of mackerel crudo and Hoi An style terrine as the trolley winds its way through the tables at Magpie, a modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin. The follow up to their Michelin-starred restaurant in Hackney, the more central Magpie offers a fun approach to eating out and a novel way of tackling some of the more tricky aspects of sharing plates (like who should have the third croquette?) Trays of hot dishes include udon noodles with paitan broth, calabrese sausage and cavolo nero, and grilled celeriac. With the emphasis on fun, the restaurant's design is a bright, open space with high ceilings and a poured concrete bar. Pidgin's storm bathrooms make the move west with their dramatic murals and tempest soundtrack to accompany your visit to the restroom.
 
 
 

Tom Simmons

Opened 10th July 2017

Tom Simmons Opened 10th July 2017 Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise, leek bread and a refined version of his mum's cawl. At One Tower Bridge, also home to an Ivy brasserie and Nicholas Hytner's 900-seat The Bridge Theatre , the young chef, originally from Pembrokeshire, offers roast cod with asparagus and haddock scotch egg, salt baked beetroot and braised ox cheek. Rhubarb panna cotta with Granny Smith sorbet and ginger biscuit is just one of the dessert options. Though influenced by both British and French cuisine the emphasis is on Tom's Welsh heritage; Welsh lamb, sourced from Preseli Blue Stone, brings a taste of West Wales to London. 2017/07/10 Where:
Tom Simmons, 2 Still Walk London, SE1 2RA
Category: British Cuisine

Tom Simmons, 2 Still Walk, London, SE1 2RA

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom Simmons
Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise, leek bread and a refined version of his mum's cawl. At One Tower Bridge, also home to an Ivy brasserie and Nicholas Hytner's 900-seat The Bridge Theatre , the young chef, originally from Pembrokeshire, offers roast cod with asparagus and haddock scotch egg, salt baked beetroot and braised ox cheek. Rhubarb panna cotta with Granny Smith sorbet and ginger biscuit is just one of the dessert options. Though influenced by both British and French cuisine the emphasis is on Tom's Welsh heritage; Welsh lamb, sourced from Preseli Blue Stone, brings a taste of West Wales to London.
 
 
 

Vue West End

Opened July 2017

Vue West End Opened July 2017 Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems across its nine auditorium. Improvements to Vue West End are visible before you even enter, with a large 62.7 metre square digital screen installed on the outside of the building. Inside, film fans can enjoy paperless ticketing, a redesigned foyer and bar as well as two food options: Square Pie specialising in pie and mash and Clerkenwell-based pizzeria Maletti. Enjoy your favourite movie from the comfort of a reclining leather seat or opt for the VIP seats and stretch out to fill the extra leg room. For a fully immersive surround sound experience head to one of the two screens with Dolby Atmos, where sound is channelled from the speakers overhead. 2017/07/10 Where:
Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square London, WC2H 7AL
Category: Cinemas

Vue West End, 3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7AL

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom Simmons
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems across its nine auditorium. Improvements to Vue West End are visible before you even enter, with a large 62.7 metre square digital screen installed on the outside of the building. Inside, film fans can enjoy paperless ticketing, a redesigned foyer and bar as well as two food options: Square Pie specialising in pie and mash and Clerkenwell-based pizzeria Maletti. Enjoy your favourite movie from the comfort of a reclining leather seat or opt for the VIP seats and stretch out to fill the extra leg room. For a fully immersive surround sound experience head to one of the two screens with Dolby Atmos, where sound is channelled from the speakers overhead.
 
 
 

Gabeto

Opened 6th July 2017

Gabeto Opened 6th July 2017 The Long Stable, is a striking two-storey space in Camden Market with vaulted brick ceilings and timber trusses, becomes Gabeto, a modern brasserie with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef. Alongside his menu of chicken Caesar salad and whole lobster is a regularly changing line-up of street food curated by Nicol Harrison-Dwyer (previously general manager at Dinerama) on the outdoor terrace which can be used all year round - large umbrellas and heaters supplied. In the main dining room original brick and timber is left exposed, retro-style furniture creates luxe seating and large booths lend themselves to cocktail sampling - leaning towards central and South American flavours. Open past midnight, come here for a late bite, nightcap and a carefully curated London centric playlist of classics and new tunes. 2017/07/06 Where:
Gabeto, The Long Stable, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8AH
Category: Brasseries

Gabeto, The Long Stable, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom Simmons
The Long Stable, is a striking two-storey space in Camden Market with vaulted brick ceilings and timber trusses, becomes Gabeto, a modern brasserie with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef. Alongside his menu of chicken Caesar salad and whole lobster is a regularly changing line-up of street food curated by Nicol Harrison-Dwyer (previously general manager at Dinerama) on the outdoor terrace which can be used all year round - large umbrellas and heaters supplied. In the main dining room original brick and timber is left exposed, retro-style furniture creates luxe seating and large booths lend themselves to cocktail sampling - leaning towards central and South American flavours. Open past midnight, come here for a late bite, nightcap and a carefully curated London centric playlist of classics and new tunes.
 
 
 

Sub Cult

Opened 5th July 2017

Sub Cult Opened 5th July 2017 Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served from a shipping container site on Whitecross Place, just off Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate, for an 18-month pop-up from summer 2017. Previously at Maltby Street, Leather Lane and Brockley markets, Sub Cult founders Ben Chancellor and Gareth 'Gaz' Phillips have built up a loyal following. Many have fallen for their stuffed sandwiches, filled with oak smoked salmon, peppered cream cheese and Pama beetroot kimchi in the Skandi Sub and with smoked back bacon, white pudding and free range egg in the Sub Contractor. Vegan and vegetarians are also catered for - their Subterranean was named 'Best Vegetarian' at the British Street Food Awards in 2015. Quality grab-and-go subs for breakfast and lunch served in Finsbury Avenue Square alongside four other containers that also opened in summer 2017, Wolf, Claw Food, BaBa G's and Yolk. 2017/07/05 Where:
Sub Cult, Container 5, 2 Finsbury Avenue London, EC2M 2PF
Category: Cafes and Delis

Sub Cult, Container 5, 2 Finsbury Avenue, London, EC2M 2PF

Tube: Moorgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom Simmons
Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served from a shipping container site on Whitecross Place, just off Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate, for an 18-month pop-up from summer 2017. Previously at Maltby Street, Leather Lane and Brockley markets, Sub Cult founders Ben Chancellor and Gareth 'Gaz' Phillips have built up a loyal following. Many have fallen for their stuffed sandwiches, filled with oak smoked salmon, peppered cream cheese and Pama beetroot kimchi in the Skandi Sub and with smoked back bacon, white pudding and free range egg in the Sub Contractor. Vegan and vegetarians are also catered for - their Subterranean was named 'Best Vegetarian' at the British Street Food Awards in 2015. Quality grab-and-go subs for breakfast and lunch served in Finsbury Avenue Square alongside four other containers that also opened in summer 2017, Wolf, Claw Food, BaBa G's and Yolk.
 
 
 
 

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen

Opened 3rd July 2017

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen Opened 3rd July 2017 The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, bring fresh shellfish, crab doughnuts with house-pickled cucumber and creamy mackerel and horseradish pate to the cosy, 26 cover Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen in Covent Garden. The open kitchen is presided over by chef Alex Povall, lately of Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano and Merchants Tavern, born and bred in Weymouth where seafood is second nature. Ideally located for pre- or post-theatre dining, they offer a "Bubbles 'n' Oysters Happy Hour" deal every day from 3pm to 5pm, offering six freshly-shucked oysters and a glass of French sparkling for a tenner and the oyster bar stays open for post-theatre platters, light bites and drinks. 2017/07/03 Where:
The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen, 32 Henrietta Street London, WC2E 8NA
Category: Fish and Seafood

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen, 32 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8NA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, bring fresh shellfish, crab doughnuts with house-pickled cucumber and creamy mackerel and horseradish pate to the cosy, 26 cover Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen in Covent Garden. The open kitchen is presided over by chef Alex Povall, lately of Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano and Merchants Tavern, born and bred in Weymouth where seafood is second nature. Ideally located for pre- or post-theatre dining, they offer a "Bubbles 'n' Oysters Happy Hour" deal every day from 3pm to 5pm, offering six freshly-shucked oysters and a glass of French sparkling for a tenner and the oyster bar stays open for post-theatre platters, light bites and drinks.
 
 
 

Dorsett City London

Opened 2nd July 2017

Dorsett City London Opened 2nd July 2017 The second London hotel from the Dorsett Hotel group, £21 million is being spent on this 13-storey city hotel next to the 18th century St Botolph Church and above Aldgate tube station. With 267 guest rooms, a restaurant, fitness centre and meeting rooms, on the site of what used to be The Matrix building, the Dorsett City hotel is a stylish 4 star hotel designed by Dexter Moren Associates, architects for the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard. One look at sister hotel, the Dorsett Shepherds Bush, shows the kind of finish and furnishings you can expect at the second London hotel from the group. 2017/07/02 Where:
Dorsett City London, 9 Aldgate High Street London, EC3N 1AH
Category: New Hotels

Dorsett City London, 9 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AH

Tube: Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
The second London hotel from the Dorsett Hotel group, £21 million is being spent on this 13-storey city hotel next to the 18th century St Botolph Church and above Aldgate tube station. With 267 guest rooms, a restaurant, fitness centre and meeting rooms, on the site of what used to be The Matrix building, the Dorsett City hotel is a stylish 4 star hotel designed by Dexter Moren Associates, architects for the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard. One look at sister hotel, the Dorsett Shepherds Bush, shows the kind of finish and furnishings you can expect at the second London hotel from the group.
 
 
 

Shikumen Aldgate

Opened 2nd July 2017

Shikumen Aldgate Opened 2nd July 2017 Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush which has received rave reviews from critics and hotel guests alike since it launched in 2014, including a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors. They highlighted the "impressive homemade dim sum at lunch and excellent Peking duck" as the standouts at this "sleek Cantonese restaurant" and this city sibling close to Liverpool Street station has all the right ingredients to follow suit. 2017/07/02 Where:
Shikumen Aldgate, 9 Aldgate High Street London, EC3N 1AH
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Shikumen Aldgate, 9 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AH

Tube: Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 
Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush which has received rave reviews from critics and hotel guests alike since it launched in 2014, including a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors. They highlighted the "impressive homemade dim sum at lunch and excellent Peking duck" as the standouts at this "sleek Cantonese restaurant" and this city sibling close to Liverpool Street station has all the right ingredients to follow suit.
 
 
 

VQ Aldgate

Opened 2nd July 2017

VQ Aldgate Opened 2nd July 2017 Famous for staying open 24 hours - VQ stands for Vingt Quatre - this is a great spot, day or night, for all day breakfast, towering burgers and comforting puddings like apple crumble with custard. Serving post club grub on the Fulham Road since the 1990s, Vingt Quartre has been a staple on the social scene in West London for thirty years. But VQ Aldgate , within the Dorsett City hotel, is the first restaurant the group has opened in the east of the city. Come here for eggs Benedict, classic comfort food, salads of pomegranate, feta, beetroot and butternut squash as well as cocktails. Along with Shikumen - Cantonese and Asian inspired dishes - and a roof top bar, VQ Aldgate gives guests staying at the Dorsett City three options when it comes to in-house dining. 2017/07/02 Where:
VQ Aldgate, 9-13 Aldgate High Street London, EC3N 1AH
Category: British Cuisine

VQ Aldgate, 9-13 Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 1AH

Tube: Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
Famous for staying open 24 hours - VQ stands for Vingt Quatre - this is a great spot, day or night, for all day breakfast, towering burgers and comforting puddings like apple crumble with custard. Serving post club grub on the Fulham Road since the 1990s, Vingt Quartre has been a staple on the social scene in West London for thirty years. But VQ Aldgate , within the Dorsett City hotel, is the first restaurant the group has opened in the east of the city. Come here for eggs Benedict, classic comfort food, salads of pomegranate, feta, beetroot and butternut squash as well as cocktails. Along with Shikumen - Cantonese and Asian inspired dishes - and a roof top bar, VQ Aldgate gives guests staying at the Dorsett City three options when it comes to in-house dining.
 
 
 

Battersea Power Station

Opened summer 2017

Battersea Power Station Opened summer 2017 This riverside power station, the masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its huge frame and four white smoke-stacks (two of which were built in 1933, the remaining two in 1955) protruding into the London sky, the construction initially received protests from those who felt the building was too large and would be an eyesore. The simplicity and elegance of its design soon won over its critics and quickly became a proud addition to the London skyline. Its generators fell silent in 1983. Thirty seven years later, in 2017, the site is being redeveloping into a multi-use mix of flats, a fitness studio, landscaped parks and riverside restaurants. At the time of writing the building still remains inaccessible to visitors. It can, however, by admired from the outside and still warrants a visit, symbolising as it does the living history and evolving nature of London architecture and design. View it while you can, from the north bank of the Thames at Pimlico or Chelsea Bridge. 2017/07/01 Where:
Battersea Power Station, 188 Kirtling Street London, SW8 5BP
Category: Sights

Battersea Power Station, 188 Kirtling Street, London, SW8 5BP

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
This riverside power station, the masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its huge frame and four white smoke-stacks (two of which were built in 1933, the remaining two in 1955) protruding into the London sky, the construction initially received protests from those who felt the building was too large and would be an eyesore. The simplicity and elegance of its design soon won over its critics and quickly became a proud addition to the London skyline. Its generators fell silent in 1983. Thirty seven years later, in 2017, the site is being redeveloping into a multi-use mix of flats, a fitness studio, landscaped parks and riverside restaurants. At the time of writing the building still remains inaccessible to visitors. It can, however, by admired from the outside and still warrants a visit, symbolising as it does the living history and evolving nature of London architecture and design. View it while you can, from the north bank of the Thames at Pimlico or Chelsea Bridge.
 
 
 
 

Circus West Village

Opened summer 2017

Circus West Village Opened summer 2017 A butcher, baker, florist and an arts centre ensure that Circus West Village has everything a modern urban village requires. On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, this mix of 23 restaurants and bars, homes and landscaped spaces is the first chapter of the £8 billion Battersea Power Station regeneration project to be unveiled, in summer 2017. An imposing block of 865 apartments, at 17 storeys high and 350 metres long, the largest residential building is longer than The Shard is tall. Scoring high in the food stakes, eating out options include Fiume, Italian pizza restaurant Mother, a seafood restaurant by Wright Brothers, Ben's Canteen which specialises in burgers and wine, and Duckroad as well as the stylish No 29 and Dodd's Gin Distillery for drinks. 2017/07/01 Where:
Circus West Village, Circus West, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 5BN
Category: Other Attractions

Circus West Village, Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BN

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
A butcher, baker, florist and an arts centre ensure that Circus West Village has everything a modern urban village requires. On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, this mix of 23 restaurants and bars, homes and landscaped spaces is the first chapter of the £8 billion Battersea Power Station regeneration project to be unveiled, in summer 2017. An imposing block of 865 apartments, at 17 storeys high and 350 metres long, the largest residential building is longer than The Shard is tall. Scoring high in the food stakes, eating out options include Fiume, Italian pizza restaurant Mother, a seafood restaurant by Wright Brothers, Ben's Canteen which specialises in burgers and wine, and Duckroad as well as the stylish No 29 and Dodd's Gin Distillery for drinks.
 
 
 

Duckroad

Opened summer 2017

Duckroad Opened summer 2017 Sister restaurant to Ducksoup in Soho and Rawduck in London Fields, Duckroad in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station offers all day dining from breakfast through to dinner. Set up by Clare Lattin (owner) and Tom Hill (executive chef), the restaurants have become known for their regularly changing menus - "a celebration of seasonal, simple cooking" - natural wine and bring-your-own vinyl policy. We expect this latest addition to the raft, south of the river, to be equally hip. These restaurateurs clearly have their ducks in a row. 2017/07/01 Where:
Duckroad, Circus West, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 5BN
Category: British Cuisine

Duckroad, Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BN

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
Sister restaurant to Ducksoup in Soho and Rawduck in London Fields, Duckroad in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station offers all day dining from breakfast through to dinner. Set up by Clare Lattin (owner) and Tom Hill (executive chef), the restaurants have become known for their regularly changing menus - "a celebration of seasonal, simple cooking" - natural wine and bring-your-own vinyl policy. We expect this latest addition to the raft, south of the river, to be equally hip. These restaurateurs clearly have their ducks in a row.
 
 
 

Nobu Shoreditch

Opened 1st July 2017

Nobu Shoreditch Opened 1st July 2017 At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch , this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to go for signature Nobu dishes and exquisite sushi. Descend down the grand staircase to the triple-height restaurant and admire a cocktail bar with one of the largest Japanese whiskey libraries in London. On the food menu are many of Nobu's signature dishes including black cod with miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno. The first London Nobu to offer breakfast, you can wake up to Benedict Matsuhisa with crab and sauteed spinach or m atcha waffle with chicken. Want to really impress your guests? The private courtyard, hidden behind a five-meter-high glass wall, offers al-fresco dining in the warmer months with seating for up to 80 people within the partially-covered four level terraces. 2017/07/01 Where:
Nobu Shoreditch, 10-50 Willow Street London, EC2A 4BH
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Nobu Shoreditch, 10-50 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch , this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to go for signature Nobu dishes and exquisite sushi. Descend down the grand staircase to the triple-height restaurant and admire a cocktail bar with one of the largest Japanese whiskey libraries in London. On the food menu are many of Nobu's signature dishes including black cod with miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno. The first London Nobu to offer breakfast, you can wake up to Benedict Matsuhisa with crab and sauteed spinach or m atcha waffle with chicken. Want to really impress your guests? The private courtyard, hidden behind a five-meter-high glass wall, offers al-fresco dining in the warmer months with seating for up to 80 people within the partially-covered four level terraces.
 
 
 

VBurger Camden

Opened 1st July 2017

VBurger Camden Opened 1st July 2017 "Plant-based comfort food as nourishing for the soul and it is for the body", that's how co-founder Reuven Cohen describes the vegan burger cafe he set up with Amir Wayman. With a menu developed by Yossi Edri, responsible for running four kitchens at vegetarian stalwart The Gate, VBurger replaces beef with vegan patties made with beetroot, falafel and seitan schnitzel which you can top and tail with optional vegan cheese or avocado. Supplement with sides of skin-on fries, sweet potato wedges and coleslaw salad and satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolate brownies and date and cocoa energy balls. Fast food to cater for the growing numbers of vegan food fans. 2017/07/01 Where:
VBurger Camden, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8AF
Category:

VBurger Camden, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AF

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partners
"Plant-based comfort food as nourishing for the soul and it is for the body", that's how co-founder Reuven Cohen describes the vegan burger cafe he set up with Amir Wayman. With a menu developed by Yossi Edri, responsible for running four kitchens at vegetarian stalwart The Gate, VBurger replaces beef with vegan patties made with beetroot, falafel and seitan schnitzel which you can top and tail with optional vegan cheese or avocado. Supplement with sides of skin-on fries, sweet potato wedges and coleslaw salad and satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolate brownies and date and cocoa energy balls. Fast food to cater for the growing numbers of vegan food fans.
 
 
 

Centre Point

Opened mid 2017

Centre Point Opened mid 2017 One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, you could always find your way out thanks to this grade II listed, 34-storey skyscraper. B uilt in 1966 and designed by Richard Seifert , it has been extensively modernised 50 years after it was built, and reopens in 2017 to reveal 82 apartments with interiors designed by Conran & Partners. All have access to the 30 metre pool, spa, gym, lounge, meeting room and screening room as well as views over the Shard. As part of the upgrade, a pedestrianised square, lined with cafes, shops and restaurants, occupies what was previously a fume-filled traffic gyratory system at the base of the building. And, from 2018, the square will lead directly to the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station. 2017/06/30 Where:
Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street London, WC1A 1DD
Category: Sights

Centre Point, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partners
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, you could always find your way out thanks to this grade II listed, 34-storey skyscraper. B uilt in 1966 and designed by Richard Seifert , it has been extensively modernised 50 years after it was built, and reopens in 2017 to reveal 82 apartments with interiors designed by Conran & Partners. All have access to the 30 metre pool, spa, gym, lounge, meeting room and screening room as well as views over the Shard. As part of the upgrade, a pedestrianised square, lined with cafes, shops and restaurants, occupies what was previously a fume-filled traffic gyratory system at the base of the building. And, from 2018, the square will lead directly to the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station.
 
 
 
 

Dean & Deluca

Opened June 2017

Dean & Deluca Opened June 2017 Originally opened in 1977, renowned New York deli Dean and DeLuca comes to London in 2017 for its first European site. A favourite among celebrities and famous thanks to an appearance in both Hannibal and American Psycho, the food emporium brings together a whole host of high-end food items, including paella gift sets, fine cheeses and a selection of quality meats, which can be found in the standalone butchers. The opening will be the first of several British sites and will provide the ideal opportunity for brands hoping to start selling in the UK. 2017/06/30 Where:
Dean & Deluca, 117 Mount Street London, W1K 3LA
Category: Delicatessens

Dean & Deluca, 117 Mount Street, London, W1K 3LA

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Originally opened in 1977, renowned New York deli Dean and DeLuca comes to London in 2017 for its first European site. A favourite among celebrities and famous thanks to an appearance in both Hannibal and American Psycho, the food emporium brings together a whole host of high-end food items, including paella gift sets, fine cheeses and a selection of quality meats, which can be found in the standalone butchers. The opening will be the first of several British sites and will provide the ideal opportunity for brands hoping to start selling in the UK.
 
 
 

Fiume

Opened summer 2017

Fiume Opened summer 2017 Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume , a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station in summer 2017, joining his existing restaurants Sartoria on Savile Row and Radici in Islington. Open for lunch and dinner Fiume (Italian for river) has Francesco Chiarelli as head chef. Right by the Thames and overlooking the piazza, the 120-cover restaurant has an open kitchen complete with wood-fired oven, bar counter dining for 15 covers, and a terrace where up to 50 guests can dine al fresco. One of 23 restaurants in this area of Battersea Power Station, Fiume helps to make Circus West a food hotspot, along with Pedler Cru, Vagabond wines, Flour Power City Bakery, The CoffeeWorks Project, The General Store and No 29 Power Station West. 2017/06/30 Where:
Fiume, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 5BN
Category: Italian Cuisine

Fiume, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BN

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens Photography
Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume , a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station in summer 2017, joining his existing restaurants Sartoria on Savile Row and Radici in Islington. Open for lunch and dinner Fiume (Italian for river) has Francesco Chiarelli as head chef. Right by the Thames and overlooking the piazza, the 120-cover restaurant has an open kitchen complete with wood-fired oven, bar counter dining for 15 covers, and a terrace where up to 50 guests can dine al fresco. One of 23 restaurants in this area of Battersea Power Station, Fiume helps to make Circus West a food hotspot, along with Pedler Cru, Vagabond wines, Flour Power City Bakery, The CoffeeWorks Project, The General Store and No 29 Power Station West.
 
 
 

Rambla

Opened date to be confirmed, 2017

Rambla Opened date to be confirmed, 2017 A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey is already storming ahead with his second Spanish restaurant in London. With sixty covers over two floors, Rambla in Soho is substantially bigger than his first site, Encant , a short walk away in Covent Garden. The interior, designed by Rees Associates, is light and atmospheric, reminiscent of Barcelona's elegant-but-casual beachfront restaurants. Taking its name from Barcelona's famous thoroughfare La Rambla, where Victor lived as a child, the food focuses on Catalan cuisine. Divided into three sections, the menu includes Cru - raw and cured; Mar - seafood; and Muntanya - mountains with Bocatta de Butifarra Negra, or Catalan black pudding sandwich, as one of the options. 2017/06/30 Where:
Rambla, 64 Dean Street London, W1D 4QG
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Rambla, 64 Dean Street, London, W1D 4QG

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens Photography
A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey is already storming ahead with his second Spanish restaurant in London. With sixty covers over two floors, Rambla in Soho is substantially bigger than his first site, Encant , a short walk away in Covent Garden. The interior, designed by Rees Associates, is light and atmospheric, reminiscent of Barcelona's elegant-but-casual beachfront restaurants. Taking its name from Barcelona's famous thoroughfare La Rambla, where Victor lived as a child, the food focuses on Catalan cuisine. Divided into three sections, the menu includes Cru - raw and cured; Mar - seafood; and Muntanya - mountains with Bocatta de Butifarra Negra, or Catalan black pudding sandwich, as one of the options.
 
 
 

The Wigmore

Opened summer 2017

The Wigmore Opened summer 2017 Building on the history of the British tavern, The Wigmore is an elegant pub from the team at The Langham hotel next door. The former banking hall has been transformed into a luxurious drinking den with a design by Martin Brudnizki, drinks from the team at Artesian and food overseen by Michel Roux Jr. Here you get great wines on tap, cask ales and craft beers, including The Wigmore's very own house Saison brewed in partnership with Bermondsey's Brew By Numbers, together with cups of punch, house 'hoptails' and a selection of classic mixed drinks. On the menu are hearty British dishes that include a raised veal and ham pie, devilled lamb's kidneys and paprika-glazed short rib with bone marrow crumb. 2017/06/30 Where:
The Wigmore, 13 Langham Place, Upper Regent Street London, W1B 1JA
Category:

The Wigmore, 13 Langham Place, Upper Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA

Tube: Amersham Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens Photography
Building on the history of the British tavern, The Wigmore is an elegant pub from the team at The Langham hotel next door. The former banking hall has been transformed into a luxurious drinking den with a design by Martin Brudnizki, drinks from the team at Artesian and food overseen by Michel Roux Jr. Here you get great wines on tap, cask ales and craft beers, including The Wigmore's very own house Saison brewed in partnership with Bermondsey's Brew By Numbers, together with cups of punch, house 'hoptails' and a selection of classic mixed drinks. On the menu are hearty British dishes that include a raised veal and ham pie, devilled lamb's kidneys and paprika-glazed short rib with bone marrow crumb.
 
 
 

Tibits Bankside

Opened 28th June 2017

Tibits Bankside Opened 28th June 2017 Seventeen years after opening their first London restaurant tibits , whose Heddon Street restaurant is one of London's best known food destinations for vegetarians and vegan, opens a second outlet. In a former warehouse, tibits Bankside showcases its healthy salads and nourishing stews - with over 40 dishes to choose from - in a central buffet where hot and cold dishes are served salad bar style. Take the dishes you like the look of - guilt-free and decadent desserts are particularly tempting - and pay by weight. The dining room, with seating for up to 120, is an arty, luxe space with wallpaper from the Designers Guild and interiors by architecture firm Atelier Oi, whose clients include Hermes and Louis Vuitton. They have created an urban style interior with smoked oak timber, brass and concrete furnishings and an airy inside/outside garden room. 2017/06/28 Where:
Tibits Bankside, 124 Southwark Street London, SE1 OSW
Category: Vegetarian Cuisine

Tibits Bankside, 124 Southwark Street, London, SE1 OSW

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
Seventeen years after opening their first London restaurant tibits , whose Heddon Street restaurant is one of London's best known food destinations for vegetarians and vegan, opens a second outlet. In a former warehouse, tibits Bankside showcases its healthy salads and nourishing stews - with over 40 dishes to choose from - in a central buffet where hot and cold dishes are served salad bar style. Take the dishes you like the look of - guilt-free and decadent desserts are particularly tempting - and pay by weight. The dining room, with seating for up to 120, is an arty, luxe space with wallpaper from the Designers Guild and interiors by architecture firm Atelier Oi, whose clients include Hermes and Louis Vuitton. They have created an urban style interior with smoked oak timber, brass and concrete furnishings and an airy inside/outside garden room.
 
 
 
 

Radio Alice Pizzeria Clapham

Opened 26th June 2017

Radio Alice Pizzeria Clapham Opened 26th June 2017 Building on the success of their Hoxton pizzeria, brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe bring a second branch of Radio Alice to London. As well as light dough pizzas, part of the charm of their east London restaurant is the building and the use of its original features - it used to be a school - so it's reassuring to know the second venue, opposite the Clapham Picture House, follows suit and retains much of the building's existing design. Distressed walls clad with sheet metal and white tiles are offset by electric hues while salvaged furniture from Bologna means there's an eclectic mix of leather banquettes and reclaimed school-chairs. The pizzas are particularly good. That's down to the sourdough base, made with organic flour, fermented for 24 hours, then topped with seasonal ingredients from the classic tomato and basil through to the more adventurous 'speck, gorgonzola, fiordilatte, walnuts and honey' and 'prosciutto di Parma, organic burrata, and orange infused oil'. A selection of piccoli includes anchovies and Mortadella from Bologna and desserts like lemon and mint sorbet complete the picture. 2017/06/26 Where:
Radio Alice Pizzeria Clapham, 67 Venn Street London, SW4 0BD
Category: Italian Cuisine

Radio Alice Pizzeria Clapham, 67 Venn Street, London, SW4 0BD

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens Photography
Building on the success of their Hoxton pizzeria, brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe bring a second branch of Radio Alice to London. As well as light dough pizzas, part of the charm of their east London restaurant is the building and the use of its original features - it used to be a school - so it's reassuring to know the second venue, opposite the Clapham Picture House, follows suit and retains much of the building's existing design. Distressed walls clad with sheet metal and white tiles are offset by electric hues while salvaged furniture from Bologna means there's an eclectic mix of leather banquettes and reclaimed school-chairs. The pizzas are particularly good. That's down to the sourdough base, made with organic flour, fermented for 24 hours, then topped with seasonal ingredients from the classic tomato and basil through to the more adventurous 'speck, gorgonzola, fiordilatte, walnuts and honey' and 'prosciutto di Parma, organic burrata, and orange infused oil'. A selection of piccoli includes anchovies and Mortadella from Bologna and desserts like lemon and mint sorbet complete the picture.
 
 
 

Nine Lives

Opened 24th June 2017

Nine Lives Opened 24th June 2017 The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian basement close to London Bridge, Nine Lives mixes hanging plants and woven lamp shades with marbled fascias and copper bar surfaces. They even have a shuffleboard in the games room for those nights when cocktails alone aren't enough. The bar menu is categorised by Shorts, Talls, Tarts, Lowriders and Loops - drinks where the team have reused key ingredients and given them a new lease of life. Sip while listening to an eclectic soundtrack of fine tunes fit for weekday cocktails and weekend parties. 2017/06/24 Where:
Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood Street London, SE1 2EL
Category: Bars

Nine Lives, 8 Holyrood Street, London, SE1 2EL

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom Soden
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian basement close to London Bridge, Nine Lives mixes hanging plants and woven lamp shades with marbled fascias and copper bar surfaces. They even have a shuffleboard in the games room for those nights when cocktails alone aren't enough. The bar menu is categorised by Shorts, Talls, Tarts, Lowriders and Loops - drinks where the team have reused key ingredients and given them a new lease of life. Sip while listening to an eclectic soundtrack of fine tunes fit for weekday cocktails and weekend parties.
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London

Opened 20th June 2017

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London Opened 20th June 2017 Master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa's first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch, is a striking building with staggered with terraces based on designs originally proposed by Ron Arad. The hotel houses 143 rooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise that there's a statement Nobu restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space with room for 240. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies the rooms, designed by Studio Mica, feature concrete walls and murals by local artists. Standard rooms have a mini dining area with ottomans and floor-to-ceiling windows while suites have luxuries like freestanding bathtubs, huge skylights, balconies with views over the garden below and spacious lounge and dining areas. The five storey building includes its own landscaped garden, the courtyard creating an ideal spot for al-fresco dining in the warmer months. 2017/06/20 Where:
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London, 10-50 Willow Street London, EC2A 4BH
Category: New Hotels

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London, 10-50 Willow Street, London, EC2A 4BH

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom Soden
Master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa's first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch, is a striking building with staggered with terraces based on designs originally proposed by Ron Arad. The hotel houses 143 rooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise that there's a statement Nobu restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space with room for 240. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies the rooms, designed by Studio Mica, feature concrete walls and murals by local artists. Standard rooms have a mini dining area with ottomans and floor-to-ceiling windows while suites have luxuries like freestanding bathtubs, huge skylights, balconies with views over the garden below and spacious lounge and dining areas. The five storey building includes its own landscaped garden, the courtyard creating an ideal spot for al-fresco dining in the warmer months.
 
 
 

Granger & Co Chelsea

Opened 19th June 2017

Granger & Co Chelsea Opened 19th June 2017 Sydney-based TV chef Bill Granger, dubbed the Australian Jamie Oliver, launched his first Granger & Co in Notting Hill in 2011 and, due to its popularity, he has since gone on to open multiple London branches, including this 150-cover Chelsea branch. Best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunches, the Granger & Co menu is a mix of almond milk chia seed pots with berries, pomegranate and coconut yoghurt for breakfast and zingy salads like raw tuna and avocado poke with brown rice, cherry tomatoes, samphire and sesame; or beef shin mole, cauliflower rice, avocado, coriander & tomatillo salsa for lunch. At dinner expect a shrimp burger, jalapeno mayo, shaved radish salad, sesame gochujang as well as sticky chilli pork belly with roast peanuts, lime and coconut dressing. 2017/06/19 Where:
Granger & Co Chelsea, 237-239 Pavilion Road London, SW1X 0BP
Category:

Granger & Co Chelsea, 237-239 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
Sydney-based TV chef Bill Granger, dubbed the Australian Jamie Oliver, launched his first Granger & Co in Notting Hill in 2011 and, due to its popularity, he has since gone on to open multiple London branches, including this 150-cover Chelsea branch. Best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunches, the Granger & Co menu is a mix of almond milk chia seed pots with berries, pomegranate and coconut yoghurt for breakfast and zingy salads like raw tuna and avocado poke with brown rice, cherry tomatoes, samphire and sesame; or beef shin mole, cauliflower rice, avocado, coriander & tomatillo salsa for lunch. At dinner expect a shrimp burger, jalapeno mayo, shaved radish salad, sesame gochujang as well as sticky chilli pork belly with roast peanuts, lime and coconut dressing.
 
 
 

Smoke & Salt

Opened beginning of June 2017

Smoke & Salt Opened beginning of June 2017 Operated by two former chefs from Notting Hill institution The Shed, Smoke & Salt moves into the Pop Brixton spot left vacant by Kricket. C ombining fine and casual dining, chefs Aaron Webster and Remi Williams offer their modern, seasonal cuisine using international flavours and techniques such as brining, curing, fermenting and smoking. The duo had previously toured London with a series of pop-ups and a year-long residency at the Chapel Bar in Islington. 2017/06/10 Where:
Smoke & Salt, 49 Brixton Station Road London, SW9 8PQ
Category: British Cuisine

Smoke & Salt, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Operated by two former chefs from Notting Hill institution The Shed, Smoke & Salt moves into the Pop Brixton spot left vacant by Kricket. C ombining fine and casual dining, chefs Aaron Webster and Remi Williams offer their modern, seasonal cuisine using international flavours and techniques such as brining, curing, fermenting and smoking. The duo had previously toured London with a series of pop-ups and a year-long residency at the Chapel Bar in Islington.
 
 
 
 

Made of Dough

Opened 9th June 2017

Made of Dough Opened 9th June 2017 London pizza pros Made of Dough, who have sold 100,000 pizzas at pop-ups and festivals, sets up their first ever permanent site on Bellenden Road in Peckham after a stint in a shipping container in Brixton. A buzzing neighbourhood hang-out, the Peckham pizzeria tops its award-winning lean dough pizzas with choices of Brindisa chorizo and Merguez - the result of a collaboration with local butcher Flock & Herd. Seasonal sides, gelato milkshakes and lemon bellinis are supplemented with monthly music and wine nights at the 50-seat pizzeria where you can watch your food being cooked in the open wood fire oven. Expect fun times from these festival favourites. 2017/06/09 Where:
Made of Dough, 182 Bellenden Road London, SE15 4BW
Category: Italian Cuisine

Made of Dough, 182 Bellenden Road, London, SE15 4BW

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
London pizza pros Made of Dough, who have sold 100,000 pizzas at pop-ups and festivals, sets up their first ever permanent site on Bellenden Road in Peckham after a stint in a shipping container in Brixton. A buzzing neighbourhood hang-out, the Peckham pizzeria tops its award-winning lean dough pizzas with choices of Brindisa chorizo and Merguez - the result of a collaboration with local butcher Flock & Herd. Seasonal sides, gelato milkshakes and lemon bellinis are supplemented with monthly music and wine nights at the 50-seat pizzeria where you can watch your food being cooked in the open wood fire oven. Expect fun times from these festival favourites.
 
 
 

Mei Ume

Opened 9th June 2017

Mei Ume Opened 9th June 2017 With a name inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom, it's befitting that Mei Ume is beautifully decorated with a hand-embroidered silk screen featuring the delicate pink flowers. One of two restaurants within the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Mei Ume joins La Dame de Pic at the luxury hotel in Clerkenwell, along with the Rotunda Bar and Lounge. Whole Peking duck is one of the standout dishes at the Asian restaurant run by head chef Tony Truong, formerly of Royal China. Sushi and dim sum are also specialities thanks to the talents of chef Mun Seok Choi, who previously worked at Sake no Hana, and Liang Kian Cheng, who joined from Yauatcha. Particularly good is the finest Wagyu beef sourced from Kagoshima and served with a choice of Japanese spicy BBQ or sake butter sauce. 2017/06/09 Where:
Mei Ume, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square London, EC3P 3AX
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Mei Ume, Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3P 3AX

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
With a name inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom, it's befitting that Mei Ume is beautifully decorated with a hand-embroidered silk screen featuring the delicate pink flowers. One of two restaurants within the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Mei Ume joins La Dame de Pic at the luxury hotel in Clerkenwell, along with the Rotunda Bar and Lounge. Whole Peking duck is one of the standout dishes at the Asian restaurant run by head chef Tony Truong, formerly of Royal China. Sushi and dim sum are also specialities thanks to the talents of chef Mun Seok Choi, who previously worked at Sake no Hana, and Liang Kian Cheng, who joined from Yauatcha. Particularly good is the finest Wagyu beef sourced from Kagoshima and served with a choice of Japanese spicy BBQ or sake butter sauce.
 
 
 

Sibarita

Opened 9th June 2017

Sibarita Opened 9th June 2017 Casual and affordable, the 26 cover Sibarita at 7 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden offers good quality cheese and an all-Spanish wine list. Meaning sybarite or epicure in Spanish, Sibarita makes the most of Krisztian Palinkas' talents. The head chef has worked alongside owner Victor Garvey and toured Barcelona and Catalunya for inspiration for the dishes he cooks here. Welcoming both bookings and walk-ins, Sibarita is the kind of place you can drop into or while away the time waiting for a table to become available at busy sister restaurant Encant, just around the corner. 2017/06/09 Where:
Sibarita, 7 Maiden Lane London, WC2E 7NA
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Sibarita, 7 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
Casual and affordable, the 26 cover Sibarita at 7 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden offers good quality cheese and an all-Spanish wine list. Meaning sybarite or epicure in Spanish, Sibarita makes the most of Krisztian Palinkas' talents. The head chef has worked alongside owner Victor Garvey and toured Barcelona and Catalunya for inspiration for the dishes he cooks here. Welcoming both bookings and walk-ins, Sibarita is the kind of place you can drop into or while away the time waiting for a table to become available at busy sister restaurant Encant, just around the corner.
 
 
 

The Ivy City Garden

Opened 7th June 2017

The Ivy City Garden Opened 7th June 2017 The Ivy Collection's first site in the City, The Ivy City Garden , makes the most of its location neighbouring the Church of St. Botolph and within the historic Bishopsgate Gardens. Through the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and bi-folding doors you can reach a hidden garden with seating for 100. This beautiful green oasis even has its own bar and a retractable roof - so the garden space can be used all year round. The private dining room, which can seat up to 30 guests, overlooks the elegant garden and is ideal for celebrating a birthday or hosting a stylish working lunch. Notable features in the restaurant proper include an onyx bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet panel flooring and a mix of burnt orange and leather banquettes and midnight blue bar stools, all creating a stylish, laid-back space for all-day dining. 2017/06/07 Where:
The Ivy City Garden, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street London, EC2M 1NA
Category: British Cuisine

The Ivy City Garden, Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NA

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
The Ivy Collection's first site in the City, The Ivy City Garden , makes the most of its location neighbouring the Church of St. Botolph and within the historic Bishopsgate Gardens. Through the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and bi-folding doors you can reach a hidden garden with seating for 100. This beautiful green oasis even has its own bar and a retractable roof - so the garden space can be used all year round. The private dining room, which can seat up to 30 guests, overlooks the elegant garden and is ideal for celebrating a birthday or hosting a stylish working lunch. Notable features in the restaurant proper include an onyx bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet panel flooring and a mix of burnt orange and leather banquettes and midnight blue bar stools, all creating a stylish, laid-back space for all-day dining.
 
 
 

Neo Bistro

Opened 6th June 2017

Neo Bistro Opened 6th June 2017 Alex Harper, former head chef of the Harwood Arms, returns to the kitchen in June 2017 to open Neo Bistro in Mayfair. Inspired by the new style bistros of Paris, where classically trained chefs have moved away from fine dining, the atmosphere here is more relaxed than you'd expect from a Michelin starred chef in Mayfair. Guided by his former colleague and chef-patron of Anglo, Mark Jarvis, Alex has put together a concise but constantly evolving menu of daily specials chalked up on the blackboard. Dishes include cured Tamworth pork, venison chorizo and fresh cheese with smoked potato, grilled leeks, and walnut pesto. More substantial plates of roast sea bass with mousserons, English asparagus and thyme are followed by desserts of chocolate tart and strawberries with lemon verbena. Overlooked by a large skylight in the vaulted ceiling, counter style seats on butchers block stools are kept free for walk-in guests. 2017/06/06 Where:
Neo Bistro, 11 Woodstock Street London, W1C 2AE
Category: French Cuisine

Neo Bistro, 11 Woodstock Street, London, W1C 2AE

Tube: Bond Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
Alex Harper, former head chef of the Harwood Arms, returns to the kitchen in June 2017 to open Neo Bistro in Mayfair. Inspired by the new style bistros of Paris, where classically trained chefs have moved away from fine dining, the atmosphere here is more relaxed than you'd expect from a Michelin starred chef in Mayfair. Guided by his former colleague and chef-patron of Anglo, Mark Jarvis, Alex has put together a concise but constantly evolving menu of daily specials chalked up on the blackboard. Dishes include cured Tamworth pork, venison chorizo and fresh cheese with smoked potato, grilled leeks, and walnut pesto. More substantial plates of roast sea bass with mousserons, English asparagus and thyme are followed by desserts of chocolate tart and strawberries with lemon verbena. Overlooked by a large skylight in the vaulted ceiling, counter style seats on butchers block stools are kept free for walk-in guests.
 
 
 
 

Senor Ceviche Charlotte Street

Opened 1st June 2017

Senor Ceviche Charlotte Street Opened 1st June 2017 After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017. The lively Peruvian restaurant brings with it all the favourites of the original, including several ceviche flavours and BBQ dishes, as well as some new plates, an exclusive brunch offering and an underground pisco bar. Further to distinctive national dishes, the restaurant will also explore the Japanese and Chinese influences on Peruvian cuisine. Options include BBQ scallops with aji Amarillo and pisco butter; yellowfin tuna with yuzu tigers milk, wasabi and miso; and slow-cooked short rib and aji panca and pickled garlic anticucho sauce. The intimate basement cocktail bar, meanwhile, will showcase the Peruvian spirit of pisco by serving the iconic pisco sour alongside cocktails made with lime, Thai basil, jasmine and plum sake. 2017/06/01 Where:
Senor Ceviche Charlotte Street, 18 Charlotte Street London, W1T 2LZ
Category: South American Cuisine

Senor Ceviche Charlotte Street, 18 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LZ

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017. The lively Peruvian restaurant brings with it all the favourites of the original, including several ceviche flavours and BBQ dishes, as well as some new plates, an exclusive brunch offering and an underground pisco bar. Further to distinctive national dishes, the restaurant will also explore the Japanese and Chinese influences on Peruvian cuisine. Options include BBQ scallops with aji Amarillo and pisco butter; yellowfin tuna with yuzu tigers milk, wasabi and miso; and slow-cooked short rib and aji panca and pickled garlic anticucho sauce. The intimate basement cocktail bar, meanwhile, will showcase the Peruvian spirit of pisco by serving the iconic pisco sour alongside cocktails made with lime, Thai basil, jasmine and plum sake.
 
 
 

The Nursery Theatre

Opened 1st June 2017

The Nursery Theatre Opened 1st June 2017 From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building in the Liverpool Street area of the City. As well as o ne off specials and resident nights the theatre hosts a diverse range of shows from the London improv community and beyond. Go to a show and you'll discover the different improv styles from theatre to comedy. There are performance opportunities for volunteers, students and supporters as well as jam nights and headline prime time shows. Welcoming and inclusive, this is a performance space for all improvisers and gives audiences a chance to see some thoroughly entertaining improv shows. 2017/06/01 Where:
The Nursery Theatre, 2 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1AE
Category: Theatres

The Nursery Theatre, 2 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AE

Tube: Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building in the Liverpool Street area of the City. As well as o ne off specials and resident nights the theatre hosts a diverse range of shows from the London improv community and beyond. Go to a show and you'll discover the different improv styles from theatre to comedy. There are performance opportunities for volunteers, students and supporters as well as jam nights and headline prime time shows. Welcoming and inclusive, this is a performance space for all improvisers and gives audiences a chance to see some thoroughly entertaining improv shows.
 
 
 

The Vincent

Opened May 2017

The Vincent Opened May 2017 After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on The Vincent, just up the road on Hackney Downs. Making the most of the building's double height glass windows and pillars, the space is filled with greenery, tile-topped tables and booth seating. During the warmer months, seating spills out onto a large terrace with room for 50. Morning pastries are followed by an all-day menu of homemade salads with rice and grains as well as smoked hoisin crispy duck with peach and pomegranate, to takeaway or have in the restaurant. Fried chicken with aioli and the classic cheeseburger are also on the menu. Behind the bar are brews on tap from Hackney neighbours Five Points and Pressure Drop. Home-infused herb and fruit syrups help make the cocktails zing and a concise wine list has been carefully curated by one of the three co-founders, Richard Temple. 2017/05/31 Where:
The Vincent, 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane London, E8 1FA
Category: Pubs

The Vincent, 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, London, E8 1FA

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on The Vincent, just up the road on Hackney Downs. Making the most of the building's double height glass windows and pillars, the space is filled with greenery, tile-topped tables and booth seating. During the warmer months, seating spills out onto a large terrace with room for 50. Morning pastries are followed by an all-day menu of homemade salads with rice and grains as well as smoked hoisin crispy duck with peach and pomegranate, to takeaway or have in the restaurant. Fried chicken with aioli and the classic cheeseburger are also on the menu. Behind the bar are brews on tap from Hackney neighbours Five Points and Pressure Drop. Home-infused herb and fruit syrups help make the cocktails zing and a concise wine list has been carefully curated by one of the three co-founders, Richard Temple.
 
 
 

XU

Opened 31st May 2017

XU Opened 31st May 2017 Stepping into XU , pronounced 'Shu', takes you on a journey into Taiwanese culture and cuisine. Named after co-founder Erchen Chang's late grandfather, the Rupert Street restaurant is the next venture from the team behind steamed bun specialists BAO. Everything from its food, cocktails and tea to its interiors - reminiscent of the luxury dining rooms of 1930s Taipei - transports diners to Taiwan, from the mountainous regions of the island to the busy streets of the capital city, Taipei. Interiors incorporate warm rich wood panelling, ceiling fans, chandeliers, hand painted murals and there's an emerald lacquered tea kiosk to greet you. A marble bar with pink leather seats is at the heart of the bustling dining room while two Mahjong Rooms on the ground floor seat up to four guests for more private dining. 2017/05/31 Where:
XU, 30 Rupert Street London, W1D 1DL
Category: Chinese Cuisine

XU, 30 Rupert Street, London, W1D 1DL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
Stepping into XU , pronounced 'Shu', takes you on a journey into Taiwanese culture and cuisine. Named after co-founder Erchen Chang's late grandfather, the Rupert Street restaurant is the next venture from the team behind steamed bun specialists BAO. Everything from its food, cocktails and tea to its interiors - reminiscent of the luxury dining rooms of 1930s Taipei - transports diners to Taiwan, from the mountainous regions of the island to the busy streets of the capital city, Taipei. Interiors incorporate warm rich wood panelling, ceiling fans, chandeliers, hand painted murals and there's an emerald lacquered tea kiosk to greet you. A marble bar with pink leather seats is at the heart of the bustling dining room while two Mahjong Rooms on the ground floor seat up to four guests for more private dining.
 
 
 

parlez

Opened end of May 2017

parlez Opened end of May 2017 A neighbourhood restaurant for Brockley with locals at its heart parlez can be summed up in three words: seasonal, affordable, inclusive. The restaurant, a year in the making, has been brought about by two friends, Matt, who runs The White Horse pub in Brixton and Louis who looks after artist development for Brixton broadcaster Reprezent. Music and art are just as carefully considered as the food which includes the full English for breakfast, open pastrami sourdough sandwiches for lunch and slow cooked pork belly in the evenings. Curated playlists complement the food while art from tastemakers like Keith Haring and Stones Throw Records adorn the walls. Together they make parlez a restaurant that reflects the spirit of Brockley. 2017/05/30 Where:
parlez, 16 Coulgate Street London, SE4 2RW
Category: British Cuisine

parlez, 16 Coulgate Street, London, SE4 2RW

Tube: New Cross Gate Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
A neighbourhood restaurant for Brockley with locals at its heart parlez can be summed up in three words: seasonal, affordable, inclusive. The restaurant, a year in the making, has been brought about by two friends, Matt, who runs The White Horse pub in Brixton and Louis who looks after artist development for Brixton broadcaster Reprezent. Music and art are just as carefully considered as the food which includes the full English for breakfast, open pastrami sourdough sandwiches for lunch and slow cooked pork belly in the evenings. Curated playlists complement the food while art from tastemakers like Keith Haring and Stones Throw Records adorn the walls. Together they make parlez a restaurant that reflects the spirit of Brockley.
 
 
 
 

Skylight London

Opened 25th May 2017

Skylight London Opened 25th May 2017 Themed around a British urban lawn club, Skylight combines croquet and petanque with street food and cocktails on the rooftop of Tobacco Dock. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, three croquet lawns, two petanque courts and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie from here. When it comes to eating, East London burger maestros, We Serve Humans, are offering their famous Chairman burger and Greek street food brand, Yiro, create mouthwatering souvlaki. 2017/05/25 Where:
Skylight London, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane London, E1W 2SF
Category:

Skylight London, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
Themed around a British urban lawn club, Skylight combines croquet and petanque with street food and cocktails on the rooftop of Tobacco Dock. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, three croquet lawns, two petanque courts and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie from here. When it comes to eating, East London burger maestros, We Serve Humans, are offering their famous Chairman burger and Greek street food brand, Yiro, create mouthwatering souvlaki.
 
 
 

Pergola Paddington Central

Opened 24th May 2017

Pergola Paddington Central Opened 24th May 2017 Here's some BIG news for al fresco dining this summer. Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at Television Centre, gets a new sister site at Pergola Paddington Central . With a new design and new food partners this two floor, canal-side food court introduces four restaurants to west London. Patty & Bun, best known for their burgers, is joined by Mamalan, serving authentic, handmade dumplings, noodle soups and street snacks, DF/Mexico, producing American and Mexican fast food like you'd get in an East Coast-style diner , Decatur, specialists in Louisiana style food, and Raw Press who offer healthy vegan, gluten free salads and juices. Each restaurant has created a special menu for their 19-week Pergola residency with dishes costing 12 pounds or less. With DJs at the weekend, live music, green landscaping and communal tables, Pergola is the place to be this summer. 2017/05/24 Where:
Pergola Paddington Central, 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central London, W2 6PY
Category: British Cuisine

Pergola Paddington Central, 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London, W2 6PY

Tube: Paddington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
Here's some BIG news for al fresco dining this summer. Pergola on the Roof, the rooftop pop-up at Television Centre, gets a new sister site at Pergola Paddington Central . With a new design and new food partners this two floor, canal-side food court introduces four restaurants to west London. Patty & Bun, best known for their burgers, is joined by Mamalan, serving authentic, handmade dumplings, noodle soups and street snacks, DF/Mexico, producing American and Mexican fast food like you'd get in an East Coast-style diner , Decatur, specialists in Louisiana style food, and Raw Press who offer healthy vegan, gluten free salads and juices. Each restaurant has created a special menu for their 19-week Pergola residency with dishes costing 12 pounds or less. With DJs at the weekend, live music, green landscaping and communal tables, Pergola is the place to be this summer.
 
 
 

Garden Museum

Opened 22nd May 2017

Garden Museum Opened 22nd May 2017 Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the history and development of gardens and gardening in the UK. From May 2017, following a major refurbishment, visitors to the museum can see the collection in The Ark Gallery, a building within a building which creates seven new galleries for the museum's collection - a recreation of the cabinet of curiosities put together by John Tradescants (father and son). Famous for gardening for Charles I, their collection became the core of the Ashmolean Museum. Outside a bronze extension has been created to frame a new garden by Dan Pearson. Another new addition, The Garden Wall is a striking installation made of more than 200 tiles showing treasured gardens. In the reproduction of a 17th century garden, filled with flowers and shrubs of the period and found in St Mary's graveyard, are the tombs of famous 17th century plant hunters, the John Tradescants and Captain William Bligh of the 'Bounty'. 2017/05/22 Where:
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road London, SE1 7LB
Category: Parks and Gardens

Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7LB

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes Massie
Adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the banks of the River Thames , the Garden Museum provides an insight into the history and development of gardens and gardening in the UK. From May 2017, following a major refurbishment, visitors to the museum can see the collection in The Ark Gallery, a building within a building which creates seven new galleries for the museum's collection - a recreation of the cabinet of curiosities put together by John Tradescants (father and son). Famous for gardening for Charles I, their collection became the core of the Ashmolean Museum. Outside a bronze extension has been created to frame a new garden by Dan Pearson. Another new addition, The Garden Wall is a striking installation made of more than 200 tiles showing treasured gardens. In the reproduction of a 17th century garden, filled with flowers and shrubs of the period and found in St Mary's graveyard, are the tombs of famous 17th century plant hunters, the John Tradescants and Captain William Bligh of the 'Bounty'.
 
 
 

Floating Pocket Park

Opened May 2017

Floating Pocket Park Opened May 2017 A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten section of the Grand Union Canal. Former Royal Horticultural Society Young Garden Designer of the Year Tony Woods led the design, creating the Floating Pocket Park as a decked garden and unusual green space; a peaceful oasis for people to enjoy. Reviving the canals, once the arteries of this part of the city, the floating platform includes a pavilion to provide support for plants and shade for visitors as well as an events area which can accommodate up to 120 people. Open lawn areas, nectar-rich mixed raised borders, communal seating, decked platforms and walkways not only encourage wildlife but also create a park where you can miraculously walk on water. 2017/05/19 Where:
Floating Pocket Park, Merchant Square, Paddington London, W2 1JS
Category: Parks and Gardens

Floating Pocket Park, Merchant Square, Paddington, London, W2 1JS

Tube: Edgware Road Station, Paddington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European Land
A floating park in the Paddington Basin brings a beautiful green space to a forgotten section of the Grand Union Canal. Former Royal Horticultural Society Young Garden Designer of the Year Tony Woods led the design, creating the Floating Pocket Park as a decked garden and unusual green space; a peaceful oasis for people to enjoy. Reviving the canals, once the arteries of this part of the city, the floating platform includes a pavilion to provide support for plants and shade for visitors as well as an events area which can accommodate up to 120 people. Open lawn areas, nectar-rich mixed raised borders, communal seating, decked platforms and walkways not only encourage wildlife but also create a park where you can miraculously walk on water.
 
 
 

Prince of Peckham

Opened 18th May 2017

Prince of Peckham Opened 18th May 2017 Serving wholesome Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum cocktails in a good old fashioned pub setting. Prince of Peckham is a proper local pub set up by a local - the pub's founder, Clement Ogbonnaya, used to go to school just down the road. Regular events and the music mix celebrate the roots and culture of the area. London-born Siobhan Bell may be spinning a set of nostalgic R&B remixes one weekend while Peckham's own Dear Earth and Sam Lloyd go back to back for an all night session the next. Settle in on a Saturday for bottomless brunch or a jerk-inspired roast on Sundays. 2017/05/18 Where:
Prince of Peckham, 1 Clayton Road London, SE15 5JA
Category: Pubs

Prince of Peckham, 1 Clayton Road, London, SE15 5JA

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European Land
Serving wholesome Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum cocktails in a good old fashioned pub setting. Prince of Peckham is a proper local pub set up by a local - the pub's founder, Clement Ogbonnaya, used to go to school just down the road. Regular events and the music mix celebrate the roots and culture of the area. London-born Siobhan Bell may be spinning a set of nostalgic R&B remixes one weekend while Peckham's own Dear Earth and Sam Lloyd go back to back for an all night session the next. Settle in on a Saturday for bottomless brunch or a jerk-inspired roast on Sundays.
 
 
 
 

Dinings SW3

Opened May 2017

Dinings SW3 Opened May 2017 Over a decade after their first restaurant the team behind contemporary Japanese restaurant Dinings in Marylebone launch a second London restaurant, Dinings SW3. In a mews off Walton Street, the South Kensington restaurant includes a sushi counter, a mezzanine level which doubles as private dining and a hidden courtyard with space for up to 20; perfect for the warmer months. Specialising in an Izakaya style of cooking, the food here combines Japanese and European cuisines to create delicious small plates. Sushi and sashimi change with the seasons to make the most of the freshest seafood from Cornish day boats. Order the 'Plateu de Fruits de Mer' and you'll be presented with artfully displayed sushi, sashimi and raw seafood to share. Enjoy robata style dishes including Scottish lobster with yuzu kimizu sauce and Dover sole with butter soy and wasabi salsa in the light-filled restaurant, originally built as an artist's studio. 2017/05/15 Where:
Dinings SW3, Walton House, Lennox Gardens Mews, Walton Street London, SW3 2JH
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Dinings SW3, Walton House, Lennox Gardens Mews, Walton Street, London, SW3 2JH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European Land
Over a decade after their first restaurant the team behind contemporary Japanese restaurant Dinings in Marylebone launch a second London restaurant, Dinings SW3. In a mews off Walton Street, the South Kensington restaurant includes a sushi counter, a mezzanine level which doubles as private dining and a hidden courtyard with space for up to 20; perfect for the warmer months. Specialising in an Izakaya style of cooking, the food here combines Japanese and European cuisines to create delicious small plates. Sushi and sashimi change with the seasons to make the most of the freshest seafood from Cornish day boats. Order the 'Plateu de Fruits de Mer' and you'll be presented with artfully displayed sushi, sashimi and raw seafood to share. Enjoy robata style dishes including Scottish lobster with yuzu kimizu sauce and Dover sole with butter soy and wasabi salsa in the light-filled restaurant, originally built as an artist's studio.
 
 
 

Henrietta Hotel

Opened May 2017

Henrietta Hotel Opened May 2017 The team behind the Experimental Cocktail Bar has its first London hotel in the Henrietta, a swish 18-room hotel with an 80-seat restaurant by Ollie Dabbous, the well-known chef behind the Michelin-starred Dabbous and Barnyard. The sumptuous boutique hotel in Covent Garden, which follows the success of its Parisian sister, the Grand Pigalle Hotel, has interiors by designer Dorothée Meilichzon, responsible for "some of the French capital's hippest addresses" (Vogue). Bedrooms are decorated with hand painted wallpaper, upholstered headboards and marble details. The restaurant, a modern British bistro and bar that's "a chic fusion of ornate Victorian and sleek Art Deco" (Evening Standard) is spread across the ground and first floor of the hotel, serving seasonal dishes, cocktails and wine. 2017/05/15 Where:
Henrietta Hotel, 14-15 Henrietta Street London, WC2E 8QH
Category: New Hotels

Henrietta Hotel, 14-15 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QH

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European Land
The team behind the Experimental Cocktail Bar has its first London hotel in the Henrietta, a swish 18-room hotel with an 80-seat restaurant by Ollie Dabbous, the well-known chef behind the Michelin-starred Dabbous and Barnyard. The sumptuous boutique hotel in Covent Garden, which follows the success of its Parisian sister, the Grand Pigalle Hotel, has interiors by designer Dorothée Meilichzon, responsible for "some of the French capital's hippest addresses" (Vogue). Bedrooms are decorated with hand painted wallpaper, upholstered headboards and marble details. The restaurant, a modern British bistro and bar that's "a chic fusion of ornate Victorian and sleek Art Deco" (Evening Standard) is spread across the ground and first floor of the hotel, serving seasonal dishes, cocktails and wine.
 
 
 

The Clifton

Opened 15th May 2017

The Clifton Opened 15th May 2017 Ben and Ed Robson take The Clifton, an historic tavern in St John's Wood where King Edward VII used to take his mistress Lillie Langtry for secret trysts, and transform it into a contemporary pub. The brothers, who set up The Horseshoe in Hampstead and ran Boopshi's schnitzel and prosecco bar in Fitzrovia (where Bao Fitzrovia now is), have restored this much loved pub which stood empty for four years. Head chef Karl Calvert (Providores, Beef & Brew and Caravan) brings globally-inspired dishes and punchy flavours to a menu that's split into two sections: smaller 'Drinking House' plates and main course 'Eating House' options. Expect sweet corn jalapeno fritters for brunch and mutton rendang croquettes to go with your craft beer. The atmosphere is casual with interiors designed by Red Deer (Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings and No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station). The open, light space (which has room to seat 65) is filled with cosy Chesterfields, slouchy armchairs and there's room outside for 25. 2017/05/15 Where:
The Clifton, 96 Clifton Hill, St John's Wood London, NW8 0JT
Category: Gastropub

The Clifton, 96 Clifton Hill, St John's Wood, London, NW8 0JT

Tube: Kilburn Park Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly Hancock
Ben and Ed Robson take The Clifton, an historic tavern in St John's Wood where King Edward VII used to take his mistress Lillie Langtry for secret trysts, and transform it into a contemporary pub. The brothers, who set up The Horseshoe in Hampstead and ran Boopshi's schnitzel and prosecco bar in Fitzrovia (where Bao Fitzrovia now is), have restored this much loved pub which stood empty for four years. Head chef Karl Calvert (Providores, Beef & Brew and Caravan) brings globally-inspired dishes and punchy flavours to a menu that's split into two sections: smaller 'Drinking House' plates and main course 'Eating House' options. Expect sweet corn jalapeno fritters for brunch and mutton rendang croquettes to go with your craft beer. The atmosphere is casual with interiors designed by Red Deer (Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings and No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station). The open, light space (which has room to seat 65) is filled with cosy Chesterfields, slouchy armchairs and there's room outside for 25.
 
 
 

Trawler Trash

Opened May 2017

Trawler Trash Opened May 2017 At 205 Upper Street, where fish and chips has been served for over 50 years, Trawler Trash is re-invigorating the great British tradition with a menu devised around the 'trash' - or less well known fish - of the trawler men. They use the treasures of the sea - pilchards, coley, sprat, grey mullet and crayfish - that often get disregarded to make spiced curries and seafood pastas as well as traditional British fish dishes. Beetroot cured ling served on rye toast with pickled beetroot, grey mullet escadeche with carrots, and kipper carbonara with peas and rocket are just three of the choices you may be given, depending on the catch of the day. The 50 cover restaurant with theatre kitchen is from Fork and Blade, the people behind The Black Penny in Covent Garden and Firedog in Fitzrovia, so you can expect white-washed walls, abstract art, exposed brickwork, marble, polished concrete and a cocktail bar at the back. 2017/05/15 Where:
Trawler Trash, 205 Upper Street London, N1 1RQ
Category: Fish and Seafood

Trawler Trash, 205 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly Hancock
At 205 Upper Street, where fish and chips has been served for over 50 years, Trawler Trash is re-invigorating the great British tradition with a menu devised around the 'trash' - or less well known fish - of the trawler men. They use the treasures of the sea - pilchards, coley, sprat, grey mullet and crayfish - that often get disregarded to make spiced curries and seafood pastas as well as traditional British fish dishes. Beetroot cured ling served on rye toast with pickled beetroot, grey mullet escadeche with carrots, and kipper carbonara with peas and rocket are just three of the choices you may be given, depending on the catch of the day. The 50 cover restaurant with theatre kitchen is from Fork and Blade, the people behind The Black Penny in Covent Garden and Firedog in Fitzrovia, so you can expect white-washed walls, abstract art, exposed brickwork, marble, polished concrete and a cocktail bar at the back.
 
 
 

London Flower School

Opened 9th May 2017

London Flower School Opened 9th May 2017 Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. Founded by Wagner Kreusch, former Head Tutor at McQueens Flower School, and Helen Dyson, an experienced teacher and florist, the school in King's Cross teaches students the art and business of floristry. Encouraging you to develop your own style, you'll learn floristry techniques, both classic and contemporary, create beautiful arrangements and be inspired to explore the world of flowers. Alongside learning floristry skills, students on the four-week career course learn practical tools for building their own business. 2017/05/09 Where:
London Flower School, 16-20 Wharfdale Road London, N1 9RY
Category: Professional Training

London Flower School, 16-20 Wharfdale Road, London, N1 9RY

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner Kreusch
Whether a beginner, thinking of making it your career or an experienced florist, the London Flower School can help you to improve. Founded by Wagner Kreusch, former Head Tutor at McQueens Flower School, and Helen Dyson, an experienced teacher and florist, the school in King's Cross teaches students the art and business of floristry. Encouraging you to develop your own style, you'll learn floristry techniques, both classic and contemporary, create beautiful arrangements and be inspired to explore the world of flowers. Alongside learning floristry skills, students on the four-week career course learn practical tools for building their own business.
 
 
 
 

Madame D's

Opened 9th May 2017

Madame D's Opened 9th May 2017 Following the success of Gunpowder , Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame D's , serving Himalayan cooking in a small, 25-cover dining den in Spitalfields . From the second floor of No.76, overlooking Commercial Street, they offer home style Indian kitchen, drawing on the flavours of India, Nepal, Tibet and China. A short menu of sharing dishes includes gold coin dumplings, pan-fried Tibetan duck momo, garlic coriander steamed chicken, and prawn on toast. Marked only by deep red awnings overhanging the windows, Madame D's echoes the ramshackle back-rooms that once littered the Commercial Street rag route. Inside, smokey candlelight, distressed walls and long wooden benches set the tone for communal feasting. 2017/05/09 Where:
Madame D's, 76 Commercial Street London, E1 6LY
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Madame D's, 76 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LY

Tube: Aldgate East Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet Baweja
Following the success of Gunpowder , Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame D's , serving Himalayan cooking in a small, 25-cover dining den in Spitalfields . From the second floor of No.76, overlooking Commercial Street, they offer home style Indian kitchen, drawing on the flavours of India, Nepal, Tibet and China. A short menu of sharing dishes includes gold coin dumplings, pan-fried Tibetan duck momo, garlic coriander steamed chicken, and prawn on toast. Marked only by deep red awnings overhanging the windows, Madame D's echoes the ramshackle back-rooms that once littered the Commercial Street rag route. Inside, smokey candlelight, distressed walls and long wooden benches set the tone for communal feasting.
 
 
 

Westerns Laundry

Opened 9th May 2017

Westerns Laundry Opened 9th May 2017 Following the success of Primeur , which got a Bib Gourmand in 2017, Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell open their second restaurant in Lower Holloway. Fish restaurant Westerns Laundry is housed in the last remaining part of a 1950's building and keeps both the industrial feel and name of its former occupant. The menu focuses on seafood and dishes made with produce sourced from the British Isles. A chalk board shows the daily changing menu. As well as sea bass with seaweed tartare and raw scallops you get meatier choices of pork loin and beef rump followed by green apple sorbet for dessert. Tucked away across a forecourt planted birch trees, the restaurant has floor to ceiling doors, pulled open in warmer months. 2017/05/09 Where:
Westerns Laundry, 34 Drayton Park London, N5 1PB
Category: Fish and Seafood

Westerns Laundry, 34 Drayton Park, London, N5 1PB

Tube: Holloway Road Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Following the success of Primeur , which got a Bib Gourmand in 2017, Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell open their second restaurant in Lower Holloway. Fish restaurant Westerns Laundry is housed in the last remaining part of a 1950's building and keeps both the industrial feel and name of its former occupant. The menu focuses on seafood and dishes made with produce sourced from the British Isles. A chalk board shows the daily changing menu. As well as sea bass with seaweed tartare and raw scallops you get meatier choices of pork loin and beef rump followed by green apple sorbet for dessert. Tucked away across a forecourt planted birch trees, the restaurant has floor to ceiling doors, pulled open in warmer months.
 
 
 

CLAW

Opened 8th May 2017

CLAW Opened 8th May 2017 Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, CLAW is one of three food outlets to set up home in shipping containers in Finsbury Avenue Square. Claw previously popped-up at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho and from summer 2017 it sets up a more permanent home in the City, remaining here in Broadgate until the end of 2018. With the focus very much on sustainable seafood the menu features poke salad and crab and lobster rolls. Along with neighbouring food outlets - Italian joint WOLF II and egg-enthusiasts Yolk - CLAW shakes up the lunchtime food options in this pedestrianised part of Broadgate. 2017/05/08 Where:
CLAW, Finsbury Avenue Square London, EC2M 2PG
Category: Fish and Seafood

CLAW, Finsbury Avenue Square, London, EC2M 2PG

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, CLAW is one of three food outlets to set up home in shipping containers in Finsbury Avenue Square. Claw previously popped-up at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho and from summer 2017 it sets up a more permanent home in the City, remaining here in Broadgate until the end of 2018. With the focus very much on sustainable seafood the menu features poke salad and crab and lobster rolls. Along with neighbouring food outlets - Italian joint WOLF II and egg-enthusiasts Yolk - CLAW shakes up the lunchtime food options in this pedestrianised part of Broadgate.
 
 
 

Tea Room

Opened 8th May 2017

Tea Room Opened 8th May 2017 Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room is a Soho speakeasy that pays homage to the food and culture of down town Hong Kong. Take the spiralling green staircase down and you'll find rattan, brass and exposed brick, neon fixtures and dark wooden booths - as befits a late-night Soho hangout. Food features forgotten favourites of Cantonese cuisine. Choose from snacks, skewers and larger plates - all designed to enhance the drinking experience. There are 21 signature cocktails to sample, all made with exotic Chinese spirits, as well as craft beer from Hong Kong, Taiwanese whiskies and Baijiu (China's national drink) by the bottle. 2017/05/08 Where:
Tea Room, 23-24 Greek Street London, W1D 4DZ
Category: Bars

Tea Room, 23-24 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DZ

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room is a Soho speakeasy that pays homage to the food and culture of down town Hong Kong. Take the spiralling green staircase down and you'll find rattan, brass and exposed brick, neon fixtures and dark wooden booths - as befits a late-night Soho hangout. Food features forgotten favourites of Cantonese cuisine. Choose from snacks, skewers and larger plates - all designed to enhance the drinking experience. There are 21 signature cocktails to sample, all made with exotic Chinese spirits, as well as craft beer from Hong Kong, Taiwanese whiskies and Baijiu (China's national drink) by the bottle.
 
 
 

WOLF II

Opened 8th May 2017

WOLF II Opened 8th May 2017 After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II , bringing the Italian piazza to the City. A small site with just 12 seats inside, WOLF II may have a similar feel, mixing plants with minimal design pieces, but this time it's housed in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square, by Liverpool Street. Breakfast starts the day with a superfood pot with poached egg or the 'porko dio': a free-range pork sausage in a homemade pastry. For those times you can linger and enjoy the 'Finsbury Piazza', try the wild boar waffle filled with tender wild boar and gooey fontina cheese, served with their special Ammazza sauce. At lunchtime WOLF II becomes a pasta bar serving freshly made linguine or wild boar Parpadelle. After work keep the WOLF from the door with Italian tapas - a platter of Fritto Misto or a baked Fontina cheese - and cocktails. 2017/05/08 Where:
WOLF II, Unit 2 Finsbury Square Avenue London, EC2M 2PG
Category: Italian Cuisine

WOLF II, Unit 2 Finsbury Square Avenue, London, EC2M 2PG

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II , bringing the Italian piazza to the City. A small site with just 12 seats inside, WOLF II may have a similar feel, mixing plants with minimal design pieces, but this time it's housed in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square, by Liverpool Street. Breakfast starts the day with a superfood pot with poached egg or the 'porko dio': a free-range pork sausage in a homemade pastry. For those times you can linger and enjoy the 'Finsbury Piazza', try the wild boar waffle filled with tender wild boar and gooey fontina cheese, served with their special Ammazza sauce. At lunchtime WOLF II becomes a pasta bar serving freshly made linguine or wild boar Parpadelle. After work keep the WOLF from the door with Italian tapas - a platter of Fritto Misto or a baked Fontina cheese - and cocktails.
 
 
 
 

Yolk

Opened 8th May 2017

Yolk Opened 8th May 2017 Yolk started as a longing for the perfect Eggs Benedict. Now the pop up has gone permanent with a home, until the end of 2018 at least, in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square in the City. One of three shipping containers hosting three on-trend food outlets, Yolk can be found alongside neighbours Wolf, selling authentic Italian food, and sustainable seafood restaurant, CLAW. What sets Yolk apart is the focus on perfectly-poached egg pots, generous sandwiches and speciality Black Box coffee. Opt for the Parmigiana toastie and you'll get aubergine, creme fraiche and roast tomato jam sandwiched between sourdough slices and oozing with mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar cheese. 2017/05/08 Where:
Yolk, Unit 4 Finsbury Avenue Square London, EC2M 2PG
Category: British Cuisine

Yolk, Unit 4 Finsbury Avenue Square, London, EC2M 2PG

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Yolk started as a longing for the perfect Eggs Benedict. Now the pop up has gone permanent with a home, until the end of 2018 at least, in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square in the City. One of three shipping containers hosting three on-trend food outlets, Yolk can be found alongside neighbours Wolf, selling authentic Italian food, and sustainable seafood restaurant, CLAW. What sets Yolk apart is the focus on perfectly-poached egg pots, generous sandwiches and speciality Black Box coffee. Opt for the Parmigiana toastie and you'll get aubergine, creme fraiche and roast tomato jam sandwiched between sourdough slices and oozing with mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar cheese.
 
 
 

Duck & Waffle Local

Opened May 2017

Duck & Waffle Local Opened May 2017 The team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle have now opened Duck & Waffle Local, offering a more casual dining experience than the iconic sky-high original. Located in the re-developed St James's Market, the restaurant puts an emphasis on local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, serving up dishes at a speedier and more wallet-friendly price point than its parent brand. Chef Director Dan Doherty has created a menu centred around the unsung hero of poultry: the duck. Diners can feast on dishes such as The Duck Burger, with crispy duck leg; a Duck Jam Doughnut, putting a new twist on sweet-meets-savoury; and the original and much-loved Duck & Waffle, bringing together a duck leg, potato waffle, fried egg and maple syrup. Further signature Duck & Waffle dishes will also feature on the menu, including the BBQ Spiced and Seasoned Crackling Pigs Ears and the Full Elvis, a peanut butter and jelly buttered waffle with vanilla cream, peanut brittle, fresh berries and caramelised banana. 2017/05/05 Where:
Duck & Waffle Local, 52 Haymarket, St James's Market London, SW1Y 4RP
Category: British Cuisine

Duck & Waffle Local, 52 Haymarket, St James's Market, London, SW1Y 4RP

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle have now opened Duck & Waffle Local, offering a more casual dining experience than the iconic sky-high original. Located in the re-developed St James's Market, the restaurant puts an emphasis on local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, serving up dishes at a speedier and more wallet-friendly price point than its parent brand. Chef Director Dan Doherty has created a menu centred around the unsung hero of poultry: the duck. Diners can feast on dishes such as The Duck Burger, with crispy duck leg; a Duck Jam Doughnut, putting a new twist on sweet-meets-savoury; and the original and much-loved Duck & Waffle, bringing together a duck leg, potato waffle, fried egg and maple syrup. Further signature Duck & Waffle dishes will also feature on the menu, including the BBQ Spiced and Seasoned Crackling Pigs Ears and the Full Elvis, a peanut butter and jelly buttered waffle with vanilla cream, peanut brittle, fresh berries and caramelised banana.
 
 
 

Sisu

Opened 4th May 2017

Sisu Opened 4th May 2017 A rooftop where you can get Negronis on tap in Scandinavian-inspired surrounds, Sisu takes over the fourth floor spot overlooking Oxford Street where Notch popped up last year. Perched on top of the London Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, this lofty bar has a bespoke, coin-operated cocktail tap so you can put in tokens and dispense your own Negronis and Old Fashioneds. Camden Town Brewery beers, Caple Rd cider, wine and cocktails in jars add to the drinks list while the international street food menu offers miso aubergine tacos, fried chicken waffles and crispy squid. Designers DENLDN have created a Scandi look using log tables, heated concrete seats, ercol chairs and leafy plants. This year, for the first time, you can book for groups of six and t he RetrEat, a semi-private area for groups of 10 or more, can also be reserved as a private venue for 40. 2017/05/04 Where:
Sisu, 535 Oxford Street London, W1C 2QW
Category: Bars

Sisu, 535 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QW

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
A rooftop where you can get Negronis on tap in Scandinavian-inspired surrounds, Sisu takes over the fourth floor spot overlooking Oxford Street where Notch popped up last year. Perched on top of the London Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, this lofty bar has a bespoke, coin-operated cocktail tap so you can put in tokens and dispense your own Negronis and Old Fashioneds. Camden Town Brewery beers, Caple Rd cider, wine and cocktails in jars add to the drinks list while the international street food menu offers miso aubergine tacos, fried chicken waffles and crispy squid. Designers DENLDN have created a Scandi look using log tables, heated concrete seats, ercol chairs and leafy plants. This year, for the first time, you can book for groups of six and t he RetrEat, a semi-private area for groups of 10 or more, can also be reserved as a private venue for 40.
 
 
 

Tamarind Kitchen

Opened 4th April 2017

Tamarind Kitchen Opened 4th April 2017 A spin off of the Michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair , one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to be awarded that honour, Tamarind Kitchen brings the same dining experience to Soho, in a less formal setting. The menu here has been designed by Peter Joseph, head chef at the original Tamarind, with traditional Moghul cuisine centre-stage and with all the classic tandoor favourites - fish, meat and game - cooked in an authentic Tandoor oven. Interiors, inspired by the palatial architecture of Northern India , are by Russell Sage Studio; "quiet elegance" best describes the overall ambiance. 2017/05/04 Where:
Tamarind Kitchen, 167-169 Wardour Street London, W1F 8WR
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Tamarind Kitchen, 167-169 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8WR

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
A spin off of the Michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair , one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to be awarded that honour, Tamarind Kitchen brings the same dining experience to Soho, in a less formal setting. The menu here has been designed by Peter Joseph, head chef at the original Tamarind, with traditional Moghul cuisine centre-stage and with all the classic tandoor favourites - fish, meat and game - cooked in an authentic Tandoor oven. Interiors, inspired by the palatial architecture of Northern India , are by Russell Sage Studio; "quiet elegance" best describes the overall ambiance.
 
 
 

Lupins

Opened 2nd May 2017

Lupins Opened 2nd May 2017 Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours best summed up as 'sunshine food'. Small plates of polenta crusted anchovies with wild garlic and onion salad, sea trout, cucumber and seaweed butter, and spiced beef short rib with purple sprouting broccoli make the most of seasonal British ingredients. The restaurant in a railway arch in Flat Iron Square joins an exciting foodie hub - along with Bar Douro and Where the Pancakes Are - occupying seven arches in London Bridge. Created by pop-up restaurant and catering company 'The Cooking Collective', aka Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, Lupins is a beautiful place to eat with dusky pinks, sage greens and mustard yellows set off against rustic exposed brickwork and light wood panelling. 2017/05/02 Where:
Lupins, 66-68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: British Cuisine

Lupins, 66-68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours best summed up as 'sunshine food'. Small plates of polenta crusted anchovies with wild garlic and onion salad, sea trout, cucumber and seaweed butter, and spiced beef short rib with purple sprouting broccoli make the most of seasonal British ingredients. The restaurant in a railway arch in Flat Iron Square joins an exciting foodie hub - along with Bar Douro and Where the Pancakes Are - occupying seven arches in London Bridge. Created by pop-up restaurant and catering company 'The Cooking Collective', aka Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, Lupins is a beautiful place to eat with dusky pinks, sage greens and mustard yellows set off against rustic exposed brickwork and light wood panelling.
 
 
 
 

The Ned

Opened 2nd May 2017

The Ned Opened 2nd May 2017 The Grade I listed former Midland Bank headquarters in the City of London, originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, becomes a new flagship 5-star hotel from the Soho House group in 2017. The Ned hotel gets its name from the eminent architect who designed the building - Ned was Sir Edwin's nickname - and has been redesigned using the faded glamour of a 1930s transatlantic ocean liner as inspiration. Making the most of its historic features, the Portland stone facades will be sympathetically restored and the banking hall's 92 green verdite marble columns and walnut panelling preserved. It's here you'll find seven of the bars and restaurants including an American cafe, a New-York-style deli, Parisian cafe, Grill Room and a branch of Cecconi's, the Soho House favourite. Former directors' and managers' offices on the upper floors, all designed by Lutyens, become 252 suites, restaurants and a rooftop bar with landscaped terraces, health spa and gym. The vast Ned hotel also includes event spaces and a private members' club featuring a rooftop space with swimming pool and an underground bar in what used to be the safety deposit vault underneath the great banking hall. 2017/05/02 Where:
The Ned, 27 Poultry London, EC2R 8AJ
Category: New Hotels

The Ned, 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ

Tube: Bank Station, Mansion House Station, Cannon Street Station, St. Paul's Station, Monument Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The Grade I listed former Midland Bank headquarters in the City of London, originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, becomes a new flagship 5-star hotel from the Soho House group in 2017. The Ned hotel gets its name from the eminent architect who designed the building - Ned was Sir Edwin's nickname - and has been redesigned using the faded glamour of a 1930s transatlantic ocean liner as inspiration. Making the most of its historic features, the Portland stone facades will be sympathetically restored and the banking hall's 92 green verdite marble columns and walnut panelling preserved. It's here you'll find seven of the bars and restaurants including an American cafe, a New-York-style deli, Parisian cafe, Grill Room and a branch of Cecconi's, the Soho House favourite. Former directors' and managers' offices on the upper floors, all designed by Lutyens, become 252 suites, restaurants and a rooftop bar with landscaped terraces, health spa and gym. The vast Ned hotel also includes event spaces and a private members' club featuring a rooftop space with swimming pool and an underground bar in what used to be the safety deposit vault underneath the great banking hall.
 
 
 

Dokke

Opened 1st May 2017

Dokke Opened 1st May 2017 Occupying a prime spot overlooking St Katharine Docks, Dokke, named after the medieval word for docking a boat, is Neil Wager's high-end cafe by day, chic restaurant by night. With 27 years of experience cooking in some of the world's best hotels and restaurants, from Quaglino's in London to luxury resorts in the Seychelles, the chef brings his global culinary experience to London. Cooking in a clean, healthy style using flavours from around the world, dishes include Khmer style rice porridge, served from early morning until 2pm, and pork belly with c hocolate miso, kohlrabi and smoked apple later in the evening. Mid century furniture, polished concrete tops, walnut flooring, copper, leather and teal give the space warmth and sophistication. The addition of an open kitchen island puts up few boundaries between the chefs and guests. 2017/05/01 Where:
Dokke, Ivory House, East Smithfield London, E1W 1AT
Category:

Dokke, Ivory House, East Smithfield, London, E1W 1AT

Tube: Tower Hill Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Occupying a prime spot overlooking St Katharine Docks, Dokke, named after the medieval word for docking a boat, is Neil Wager's high-end cafe by day, chic restaurant by night. With 27 years of experience cooking in some of the world's best hotels and restaurants, from Quaglino's in London to luxury resorts in the Seychelles, the chef brings his global culinary experience to London. Cooking in a clean, healthy style using flavours from around the world, dishes include Khmer style rice porridge, served from early morning until 2pm, and pork belly with c hocolate miso, kohlrabi and smoked apple later in the evening. Mid century furniture, polished concrete tops, walnut flooring, copper, leather and teal give the space warmth and sophistication. The addition of an open kitchen island puts up few boundaries between the chefs and guests.
 
 
 

Melrose Diner

Opened April 2017

Melrose Diner Opened April 2017 Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served with American style hospitality at Melrose Diner, the first independent project by Alex Winchester, previously operations director at Village London, owners of Riding House Cafe. At Melrose Diner Alex has put the Allotment Burger (featuring 10 vegetables), the Arizona Dog, Apple Slaw, and a Cobb and Super Food Salad on the menu. Brunches include vanilla pancakes and French toast fingers and there are daily changing specials displayed on blackboards. Located in the middle of a parade of shops and restaurants in Isleworth, the street level space uses simple finishes, concrete, copper, recycled timber, leather and pineapple wallpaper to create a comfortable 40-cover dining area with a counter bar for six. 2017/04/30 Where:
Melrose Diner, 481 London Road London, TW7 4BX
Category: American Cuisine

Melrose Diner, 481 Road, London, TW7 4BX

Tube: Osterley Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served with American style hospitality at Melrose Diner, the first independent project by Alex Winchester, previously operations director at Village London, owners of Riding House Cafe. At Melrose Diner Alex has put the Allotment Burger (featuring 10 vegetables), the Arizona Dog, Apple Slaw, and a Cobb and Super Food Salad on the menu. Brunches include vanilla pancakes and French toast fingers and there are daily changing specials displayed on blackboards. Located in the middle of a parade of shops and restaurants in Isleworth, the street level space uses simple finishes, concrete, copper, recycled timber, leather and pineapple wallpaper to create a comfortable 40-cover dining area with a counter bar for six.
 
 
 

Arthur Hooper's

Opened late April 2017

Arthur Hooper's Opened late April 2017 Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Arthur Hooper's restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing platters, including food sourced from local suppliers like Neal's Yard, together with a curated wine list. The rough jewel box interior has been exclusively handcrafted and designed by interior fashion label and Borough neighbour BUSTER + PUNCH. Designed as a contemporary homage to Victorian steel structures, cobbled pavements and decaying wooden stalls, the interior has been crafted with steel caged light fittings, custom hexagonal concrete flooring and tailored rare wood cabinetry. 2017/04/25 Where:
Arthur Hooper's, 8 Stoney Street London, SE1 9AA
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Arthur Hooper's, 8 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Arthur Hooper's restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing platters, including food sourced from local suppliers like Neal's Yard, together with a curated wine list. The rough jewel box interior has been exclusively handcrafted and designed by interior fashion label and Borough neighbour BUSTER + PUNCH. Designed as a contemporary homage to Victorian steel structures, cobbled pavements and decaying wooden stalls, the interior has been crafted with steel caged light fittings, custom hexagonal concrete flooring and tailored rare wood cabinetry.
 
 
 

Clarette

Opened 18th April 2017

Clarette Opened 18th April 2017 The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine bar in Marylebone. Behind a mock-Tudor front, this former pub on the corner of Manchester and Blandford Street has been split into four areas. On the ground floor, there's a buzzing bar and large communal table, designed for casual drinking, while the second floor has a cosier feel with seating around the fireplace. Added to these are an outdoor terrace and a private dining room. A short menu of simple sharing plates is designed to compliment the predominantly French wine list which is supplemented with other wines from around the world, so there should be something to keep everyone in vino. 2017/04/25 Where:
Clarette, 44 Blandford Street London, W1U 7HS
Category: Wine Bars

Clarette, 44 Blandford Street, London, W1U 7HS

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine bar in Marylebone. Behind a mock-Tudor front, this former pub on the corner of Manchester and Blandford Street has been split into four areas. On the ground floor, there's a buzzing bar and large communal table, designed for casual drinking, while the second floor has a cosier feel with seating around the fireplace. Added to these are an outdoor terrace and a private dining room. A short menu of simple sharing plates is designed to compliment the predominantly French wine list which is supplemented with other wines from around the world, so there should be something to keep everyone in vino.
 
 
 
 

Monty's Deli

Opened 25th April 2017

Monty's Deli Opened 25th April 2017 Every night of the week at Monty's Deli you can chow down on a Shabbat dinner. Chopped liver and house-baked challah, a serving bowl of chicken soup to share, Chinese restaurant style, then roast chicken and sides, with lokshen pudding for dessert. On weekends, brunch includes an extended breakfast and lunch menu, with an XL latke, topped with tender salt beef and a fried egg, along with Prosecco and jugs of Bloody Marys. It's the type of food co-founder Mark Ogus grew up with - eating at the Jewish delis of America; Katz's in New York and Langer's in LA. Together with fellow founder Owen Barratt they make everything - bagels, mustard, pickles and ferments as well as cured meats - on site from closely guarded recipes. Come for comforting chicken soup and sandwiches packed with salt beef and pastrami. 2017/04/25 Where:
Monty's Deli, 225-227 Hoxton Street London, E2 8AN
Category: Jewish Cuisine

Monty's Deli, 225-227 Hoxton Street, London, E2 8AN

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Every night of the week at Monty's Deli you can chow down on a Shabbat dinner. Chopped liver and house-baked challah, a serving bowl of chicken soup to share, Chinese restaurant style, then roast chicken and sides, with lokshen pudding for dessert. On weekends, brunch includes an extended breakfast and lunch menu, with an XL latke, topped with tender salt beef and a fried egg, along with Prosecco and jugs of Bloody Marys. It's the type of food co-founder Mark Ogus grew up with - eating at the Jewish delis of America; Katz's in New York and Langer's in LA. Together with fellow founder Owen Barratt they make everything - bagels, mustard, pickles and ferments as well as cured meats - on site from closely guarded recipes. Come for comforting chicken soup and sandwiches packed with salt beef and pastrami.
 
 
 

Dirty Bones Soho

Opened 24th April 2017

Dirty Bones Soho Opened 24th April 2017 Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails in industrial Brooklyn and Williamsburg inspired surroundings. The brand's fourth location, it showcases the same creative classics and boozy brunch dishes as the restaurants found in Kensington, Carnaby and Shoreditch as well a selection of signature dishes created especially for this outlet. Feast on pulled beef short rib, mac 'n' cheese, hot wings, and spicy chicken while enjoying a soundtrack of carefully curated old-school hip-hop, funk and soul. 2017/04/24 Where:
Dirty Bones Soho, 14 Denman Street London, W1D 7HJ
Category: American Cuisine

Dirty Bones Soho, 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails in industrial Brooklyn and Williamsburg inspired surroundings. The brand's fourth location, it showcases the same creative classics and boozy brunch dishes as the restaurants found in Kensington, Carnaby and Shoreditch as well a selection of signature dishes created especially for this outlet. Feast on pulled beef short rib, mac 'n' cheese, hot wings, and spicy chicken while enjoying a soundtrack of carefully curated old-school hip-hop, funk and soul.
 
 
 

Saucy Chip

Opened 24th April 2017

Saucy Chip Opened 24th April 2017 From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen . They've spent three years at the country's biggest music festivals, trading out of their red, white and blue Citroen H truck but from April 2017 they're laying down roots in the city. You don't need a muddy field to appreciate their 'Rock and Roll Chips' smothered in 24 hour steeped beef gravy and topped with oozing melted Red Leicester and Cheddar cheese. With ingredients from trusted suppliers like Flock and Herd and The Butchers Block, you can be sure the meat is free range and the chips are gourmet. Delicious new additions include the 'Fabulous fish balls' - a British homage to the Spanish croquetas - they'll happily add homemade curry sauce to your chips and they've got 'Death by Chocolate' served with a stick of TWIX for pudding. 2017/04/24 Where:
Saucy Chip, 33-34 Rathbone Place London, W1T 1JN
Category:

Saucy Chip, 33-34 Rathbone Place, London, W1T 1JN

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen . They've spent three years at the country's biggest music festivals, trading out of their red, white and blue Citroen H truck but from April 2017 they're laying down roots in the city. You don't need a muddy field to appreciate their 'Rock and Roll Chips' smothered in 24 hour steeped beef gravy and topped with oozing melted Red Leicester and Cheddar cheese. With ingredients from trusted suppliers like Flock and Herd and The Butchers Block, you can be sure the meat is free range and the chips are gourmet. Delicious new additions include the 'Fabulous fish balls' - a British homage to the Spanish croquetas - they'll happily add homemade curry sauce to your chips and they've got 'Death by Chocolate' served with a stick of TWIX for pudding.
 
 
 

Machiya

Opened 18th April 2017

Machiya Opened 18th April 2017 Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam, the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya have come up with a new concept for their latest Japanese restaurant, Machiya, named after the merchants' wooden town houses that once lined every street in Kyoto. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is set over two floors with the restaurant on the ground floor and the bar downstairs. Beautifully presented with a light-wood counter, dark beams and modern decor in neutral tones, the bar is the place to go for late night traditional Japanese cocktails. 2017/04/21 Where:
Machiya, 5 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DL
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Machiya, 5 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Aaron Burgess-Smith and Tony Lam, the people behind critically acclaimed Kanada-Ya have come up with a new concept for their latest Japanese restaurant, Machiya, named after the merchants' wooden town houses that once lined every street in Kyoto. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the restaurant is set over two floors with the restaurant on the ground floor and the bar downstairs. Beautifully presented with a light-wood counter, dark beams and modern decor in neutral tones, the bar is the place to go for late night traditional Japanese cocktails.
 
 
 

The Ivy Cafe, Richmond

Opened 19th April 2017

The Ivy Cafe, Richmond Opened 19th April 2017 Part of The Ivy Collection, with sister sites in Marylebone, Wimbledon Village and St John's Wood, The Ivy Cafe, Richmond is an all-day British cafe-brasserie with a menu of modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics. Set in a tranquil riverside location and walking distance from Richmond Park, the restaurant's interior includes bespoke artwork, created by Adam Ellis and inspired by the natural landscapes of Richmond. The Arancia Onyx bar, pendant lighting, antique bronze mirrors, marble floor tiles and a mixture of burnt orange leather banquettes and bar stools all create a stylish, yet laid-back atmosphere. Food is served from dawn until dusk, seven days a week, and the restaurant also has a private dining room, named the Isabella Room, with beautiful views towards Richmond Hill. 2017/04/19 Where:
The Ivy Cafe, Richmond, 9-11 Hill Street London, TW9 1SX
Category: Brasseries

The Ivy Cafe, Richmond, 9-11 Hill Street, London, TW9 1SX

Tube: Richmond Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Part of The Ivy Collection, with sister sites in Marylebone, Wimbledon Village and St John's Wood, The Ivy Cafe, Richmond is an all-day British cafe-brasserie with a menu of modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics. Set in a tranquil riverside location and walking distance from Richmond Park, the restaurant's interior includes bespoke artwork, created by Adam Ellis and inspired by the natural landscapes of Richmond. The Arancia Onyx bar, pendant lighting, antique bronze mirrors, marble floor tiles and a mixture of burnt orange leather banquettes and bar stools all create a stylish, yet laid-back atmosphere. Food is served from dawn until dusk, seven days a week, and the restaurant also has a private dining room, named the Isabella Room, with beautiful views towards Richmond Hill.
 
 
 
 

Comptoir Cafe & Wine

Opened April 2017

Comptoir Cafe & Wine Opened April 2017 Restaurateur and master sommelier Xavier Rousset, who has already proved successful with Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone and the City's Cabotte, is behind Comptoir Cafe & Wine in Mayfair, a smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop. And what a wine shop it is. Around 1,000 wines from all over the world, including up to 100 bins of Champagne, are available to buy at retail prices from the shop or you can enjoy a bottle when dining upstairs for a £10 corkage fee. Situated on Weighhouse Street, behind Bond Street Station where Crossrail's Elizabeth Line comes into central London, the 40-cover cafe and bar serves classic breakfast fare and viennoiserie in the morning, soups, salads and lighter dishes at lunch, and small plates of beef tartare, ceviche and seafood, lobster rolls and charcuterie in the evening. Head chef Ben Mellor, who devised the menu at Blandford Comptoir, also oversees the food here. 2017/04/15 Where:
Comptoir Cafe & Wine, 21-22 Weighhouse Street London, W1K 5LU
Category: Wine Bars

Comptoir Cafe & Wine, 21-22 Weighhouse Street, London, W1K 5LU

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Restaurateur and master sommelier Xavier Rousset, who has already proved successful with Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone and the City's Cabotte, is behind Comptoir Cafe & Wine in Mayfair, a smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop. And what a wine shop it is. Around 1,000 wines from all over the world, including up to 100 bins of Champagne, are available to buy at retail prices from the shop or you can enjoy a bottle when dining upstairs for a £10 corkage fee. Situated on Weighhouse Street, behind Bond Street Station where Crossrail's Elizabeth Line comes into central London, the 40-cover cafe and bar serves classic breakfast fare and viennoiserie in the morning, soups, salads and lighter dishes at lunch, and small plates of beef tartare, ceviche and seafood, lobster rolls and charcuterie in the evening. Head chef Ben Mellor, who devised the menu at Blandford Comptoir, also oversees the food here.
 
 
 

Quartieri

Opened April 2017

Quartieri Opened April 2017 Using a family recipe dating back to 1923 this Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria in Naples. At Quartieri you can see the pizzaiolos kneading, flipping and baking the pizzas, made using flour and grain milled in the traditional way, directly in front of you. The original Pizzeria Trianon Vomero in Naples is famous not just for the taste but also the size of the 'cartwheels' - and those giant pizzas, perfect for sharing, are transported to London too. To finish, a selection of sweet pizzas is on offer alongside artisan gelato from Gelupo in London and cheeses from Campania. Enjoy all this in the warm, bright dining room decorated with a live foliage wall and potted herbs, a palette of blues, reds and greens, plus brushed brass and geometric shapes which combine to create a contemporary take on 1960s Naples. 2017/04/15 Where:
Quartieri, Kilburn High Road London, NW6 7HY
Category: Italian Cuisine

Quartieri, Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7HY

Tube: Kilburn Park Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Using a family recipe dating back to 1923 this Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria in Naples. At Quartieri you can see the pizzaiolos kneading, flipping and baking the pizzas, made using flour and grain milled in the traditional way, directly in front of you. The original Pizzeria Trianon Vomero in Naples is famous not just for the taste but also the size of the 'cartwheels' - and those giant pizzas, perfect for sharing, are transported to London too. To finish, a selection of sweet pizzas is on offer alongside artisan gelato from Gelupo in London and cheeses from Campania. Enjoy all this in the warm, bright dining room decorated with a live foliage wall and potted herbs, a palette of blues, reds and greens, plus brushed brass and geometric shapes which combine to create a contemporary take on 1960s Naples.
 
 
 

Stokehouse

Opened April 2017

Stokehouse Opened April 2017 A modern take on the great British carvery, brought to London by an Australian, the Stokehouse combines top quality meat cuts with self-service. Will Ricker (of La Bodega Negra fame) brings his pocket-friendly concept to Victoria's foodie hub, the newly-built Nova development. Set in a contemporary bustling dining hall with craft beers, wines straight from the barrel and some great music to add to the mix, the Stokehouse is cool and casual. Service is of the do-it-yourself variety. Choose your meat at the counter and pay according to its weight. Specially selected cuts of beef, lamb, pork and whole chickens are cooked in the impressive wood fire smoker. Add a few sides and salads made from the restaurant's arresting 'living salad wall' and you have all the makings of the British carvery, dragged into the 21st century. Will Ricker's other London restaurants include E&O, XO and Eight Over Eight and he's also launching a second food store at the Nova development in SW1, Juice Well, specialising in organic cold-press juices and smoothies. 2017/04/15 Where:
Stokehouse, Nova Victoria, 81 Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0AJ
Category:

Stokehouse, Nova Victoria, 81 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0AJ

Tube: St James's Park Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
A modern take on the great British carvery, brought to London by an Australian, the Stokehouse combines top quality meat cuts with self-service. Will Ricker (of La Bodega Negra fame) brings his pocket-friendly concept to Victoria's foodie hub, the newly-built Nova development. Set in a contemporary bustling dining hall with craft beers, wines straight from the barrel and some great music to add to the mix, the Stokehouse is cool and casual. Service is of the do-it-yourself variety. Choose your meat at the counter and pay according to its weight. Specially selected cuts of beef, lamb, pork and whole chickens are cooked in the impressive wood fire smoker. Add a few sides and salads made from the restaurant's arresting 'living salad wall' and you have all the makings of the British carvery, dragged into the 21st century.

Will Ricker's other London restaurants include E&O, XO and Eight Over Eight and he's also launching a second food store at the Nova development in SW1, Juice Well, specialising in organic cold-press juices and smoothies.
 
 
 

Firezza

Opened April 2017

Firezza Opened April 2017 After feeding Londoners direct to their doors for the past few years, Firezza has now opened its first-ever restaurant, serving 'proper pizza' to diners in Soho. Opened in spring 2017, the restaurant is a celebration of hand-stretched Neapolitan pizza, serving it by the metre to encourage a shared dining experience. Choose from pizzas topped with ingredients such as creamy taleggio cheese, nduja sausage, wild Italian broccoli and fresh field mushrooms. As well as pizza, there's also a selection of antipasti, Italian beer, carafes of wine and organic coffee. 2017/04/13 Where:
Firezza, 22-25 Dean Street London, W1D 3RY
Category: Italian Cuisine

Firezza, 22-25 Dean Street, London, W1D 3RY

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
After feeding Londoners direct to their doors for the past few years, Firezza has now opened its first-ever restaurant, serving 'proper pizza' to diners in Soho. Opened in spring 2017, the restaurant is a celebration of hand-stretched Neapolitan pizza, serving it by the metre to encourage a shared dining experience. Choose from pizzas topped with ingredients such as creamy taleggio cheese, nduja sausage, wild Italian broccoli and fresh field mushrooms. As well as pizza, there's also a selection of antipasti, Italian beer, carafes of wine and organic coffee.
 
 
 

Giant Robot

Opened 12th April 2017

Giant Robot Opened 12th April 2017 From 12th April 2017, Giant Robot - described by its Street Feast owners as 'spaceship engine room meets art-deco cruise liner' - brings together four street food traders and two bars under one rooftop at London's biggest roof garden in E14. At the east end Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Giant Robot offers panoramic views of Canary Wharf as well as all-day dining and drinking. The indoor space, featuring a huge, wrap-around outdoor terrace, is o pen for lunch and dinner so you can leave your soggy sandwich in the office fridge and choose from four food outlets. Joining Little Jose - a tiny tapas bar from Jose Pizarro - are Yum Bun, BOB's Lobster and Thunderbird - the new one-stop chicken shop from wing kings BBQ Lab. At clocking off time the Island Bar is the place to go for after work cocktails, draught beers and craft cans. 2017/04/12 Where:
Giant Robot, Crossrail Place London, E14 5AR
Category:

Giant Robot, Crossrail Place, London, E14 5AR

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
From 12th April 2017, Giant Robot - described by its Street Feast owners as 'spaceship engine room meets art-deco cruise liner' - brings together four street food traders and two bars under one rooftop at London's biggest roof garden in E14. At the east end Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Giant Robot offers panoramic views of Canary Wharf as well as all-day dining and drinking. The indoor space, featuring a huge, wrap-around outdoor terrace, is o pen for lunch and dinner so you can leave your soggy sandwich in the office fridge and choose from four food outlets. Joining Little Jose - a tiny tapas bar from Jose Pizarro - are Yum Bun, BOB's Lobster and Thunderbird - the new one-stop chicken shop from wing kings BBQ Lab. At clocking off time the Island Bar is the place to go for after work cocktails, draught beers and craft cans.
 
 
 
 

Flight Club Bloomsbury

Opened 10th April 2017

Flight Club Bloomsbury Opened 10th April 2017 Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit the bullseye with their stylish clubs. Following the success of their Shoreditch site, the masterminds behind the social darts revolution score a triple 20 with their second Flight Club in Bloomsbury. The bar is simply stunning with a large, ornate carousel themed bar centre stage. Food is of the gourmet sort - show-stopping pizza paddles and avocado on toast - and drinks including signature slushy cocktails, party shots and craft beers are served to you as you play. S et over two floors with nine oches (that's the throw line, for all you darts novices) and a capacity of 250, Flight Club Bloomsbury is perfect for a glamorous night out, birthday celebration and big office shindig - and they've got a private room to hire for those special occasions. 2017/04/10 Where:
Flight Club Bloomsbury, 55 New Oxford Street London, WC1A 1BS
Category: Bars

Flight Club Bloomsbury, 55 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1BS

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit the bullseye with their stylish clubs. Following the success of their Shoreditch site, the masterminds behind the social darts revolution score a triple 20 with their second Flight Club in Bloomsbury. The bar is simply stunning with a large, ornate carousel themed bar centre stage. Food is of the gourmet sort - show-stopping pizza paddles and avocado on toast - and drinks including signature slushy cocktails, party shots and craft beers are served to you as you play. S et over two floors with nine oches (that's the throw line, for all you darts novices) and a capacity of 250, Flight Club Bloomsbury is perfect for a glamorous night out, birthday celebration and big office shindig - and they've got a private room to hire for those special occasions.
 
 
 

Darjeeling Express

Opened spring 2017

Darjeeling Express Opened spring 2017 After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant in the foodie hub of Kingly Court. Open from spring 2017, Darjeeling Express will offer competition for the nearby Dishoom with large Indian sharing platters inspired by her family tradition of 'dawaats' (feasts). The menu will combine the culinary North Indian traditions from her father's side with her mother's Bengali heritage as well as dishes from the Nizam court in Hyderabad, creating a combination of dishes that introduces Londoners to authentic Indian home cooking. 2017/04/07 Where:
Darjeeling Express, 2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly Street London, W1B 5PW
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Darjeeling Express, 2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PW

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant in the foodie hub of Kingly Court. Open from spring 2017, Darjeeling Express will offer competition for the nearby Dishoom with large Indian sharing platters inspired by her family tradition of 'dawaats' (feasts). The menu will combine the culinary North Indian traditions from her father's side with her mother's Bengali heritage as well as dishes from the Nizam court in Hyderabad, creating a combination of dishes that introduces Londoners to authentic Indian home cooking.
 
 
 

Radici

Opened 6th April 2017

Radici Opened 6th April 2017 Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, has teamed up with D&D London to create Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington. He has put Antonio Mazzone, his right-hand man for over decade, in charge of the day-to-day running of the restaurant. Radici, which translates as 'roots', sees the chef going back to his native Calabria. Everything from the menu to the laid-back, modern interiors reflects Francesco's Italian heritage. Favourite dishes from his homeland appear on the menu: umido di baccala (salt cod with potatoes, tomato sauce, onions, capers and black olives); ferrazzuoli (eggless pasta with southern Italian lamb, pork and beef ragu); and involtino di fegato (calf liver stuffed with pancetta, garlic and sage, served with smoked potato mash). Pizzas and bread are freshly baked in a traditional wood fired oven in the heart of the trattoria and, in true Italian style, Sundays are for family feasts. 2017/04/06 Where:
Radici, 30 Almeida Street London, N1 1AD
Category: Italian Cuisine

Radici, 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, has teamed up with D&D London to create Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington. He has put Antonio Mazzone, his right-hand man for over decade, in charge of the day-to-day running of the restaurant. Radici, which translates as 'roots', sees the chef going back to his native Calabria. Everything from the menu to the laid-back, modern interiors reflects Francesco's Italian heritage. Favourite dishes from his homeland appear on the menu: umido di baccala (salt cod with potatoes, tomato sauce, onions, capers and black olives); ferrazzuoli (eggless pasta with southern Italian lamb, pork and beef ragu); and involtino di fegato (calf liver stuffed with pancetta, garlic and sage, served with smoked potato mash). Pizzas and bread are freshly baked in a traditional wood fired oven in the heart of the trattoria and, in true Italian style, Sundays are for family feasts.
 
 
 

Mercer & Co

Opened 3rd April 2017

Mercer & Co Opened 3rd April 2017 Serving salt beef and cocktails, Mercer & Co in Islington's Chapel Market is a lunch spot by day, cocktail and beer bar in the evening. The brainchild of Alex Foley, an Islington local for nearly twenty years who gave us the nearby The Chapel Bar, the independent cafe and bar offers mouth-watering salt beef made in-house from raw brisket-to-counter. The simple, contemporary interior has large wooden wicker lights hang over the tables and seats 20 inside. Sliding glass doors open onto an outside seating area for sixteen, creating an airy, open plan layout - perfect for warmer sunny days. In the basement is Kelder, a curatorial research space where various art projects are exhibited. 2017/04/03 Where:
Mercer & Co, 26a Chapel Market London, N1 9EN
Category: Jewish Cuisine

Mercer & Co, 26a Chapel Market, London, N1 9EN

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Serving salt beef and cocktails, Mercer & Co in Islington's Chapel Market is a lunch spot by day, cocktail and beer bar in the evening. The brainchild of Alex Foley, an Islington local for nearly twenty years who gave us the nearby The Chapel Bar, the independent cafe and bar offers mouth-watering salt beef made in-house from raw brisket-to-counter. The simple, contemporary interior has large wooden wicker lights hang over the tables and seats 20 inside. Sliding glass doors open onto an outside seating area for sixteen, creating an airy, open plan layout - perfect for warmer sunny days. In the basement is Kelder, a curatorial research space where various art projects are exhibited.
 
 
 

Apsley House

Opened 1st April 2017

Apsley House Opened 1st April 2017 Originally the London residence of the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and retains some of the finest Regency interiors around. The house formed the elegant backdrop to a host of glittering banquets which mirrored the rise in status of the Duke. Held in the opulent Waterloo Gallery, the feasts were a decadent and raucous annual celebration of the Duke's landmark victory at Waterloo. The Wellington family still reside in the property to this day making Apsley House the only property managed by English Heritage in which the original owners' family still live. The property is colloquially known as 'Number 1 London', because it was the first house encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge. The Duke's former abode is today home to paintings by Velazquez, van Dyke and Rubens as well as an unrivalled silver and porcelain collection. You can combine your trip to Apsley House with a visit to Wellington Arch just across the road with a joint ticket for just a few pounds extra. 2017/04/01 Where:
Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner London, W1J 7NT
Category: Historic Buildings

Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner, London, W1J 7NT

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Originally the London residence of the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and retains some of the finest Regency interiors around. The house formed the elegant backdrop to a host of glittering banquets which mirrored the rise in status of the Duke. Held in the opulent Waterloo Gallery, the feasts were a decadent and raucous annual celebration of the Duke's landmark victory at Waterloo. The Wellington family still reside in the property to this day making Apsley House the only property managed by English Heritage in which the original owners' family still live. The property is colloquially known as 'Number 1 London', because it was the first house encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge. The Duke's former abode is today home to paintings by Velazquez, van Dyke and Rubens as well as an unrivalled silver and porcelain collection. You can combine your trip to Apsley House with a visit to Wellington Arch just across the road with a joint ticket for just a few pounds extra.
 
 
 
 

The Garage

Opened early April 2017

The Garage Opened early April 2017 This gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be, with a low ceiling, great sound system, about six inches separating the band from the mosh pit, and a music policy that takes in all the best established and up-and-coming bands in the country. Since it opened in 1993, The Garage has been a stopping off point for many bands including The Killers, Mumford & Sons and Suede. Other acts who have passed through these doors include Radiohead, Green Day, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Temples, Jagwar Ma, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Oasis, among others. In 2017 it was taken on by the same owners as Oslo in Hackney and got a refresh which included an all-day cafe and bar on the ground floor and Thousand Island, an intimate performance space upstairs, in addition to the main 600-capacity space for live concerts and club nights. 2017/04/01 Where:
The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner London, N5 1RD
Category: Live Music

The Garage, 20-22 Highbury Corner, London, N5 1RD

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
This gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be, with a low ceiling, great sound system, about six inches separating the band from the mosh pit, and a music policy that takes in all the best established and up-and-coming bands in the country. Since it opened in 1993, The Garage has been a stopping off point for many bands including The Killers, Mumford & Sons and Suede. Other acts who have passed through these doors include Radiohead, Green Day, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Temples, Jagwar Ma, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Oasis, among others. In 2017 it was taken on by the same owners as Oslo in Hackney and got a refresh which included an all-day cafe and bar on the ground floor and Thousand Island, an intimate performance space upstairs, in addition to the main 600-capacity space for live concerts and club nights.
 
 
 

National Army Museum

Opened 30th March 2017

National Army Museum Opened 30th March 2017 More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical transformation. Over 2,500 objects are displayed in five permanent thematic galleries, laid out over four floors - Soldier, Army, Battle, Society and Insight. Added to these is a temporary exhibition space, a study centre, three-room learning centre, a cafe, shop as well as Play Base, where children aged zero to seven can learn through play. Through individual stories and artefacts visitors can explore the role of the British army for the past 400 years, including its experience of battle from the 1640s to the present day. A chance to see the cultural impact of the armed forces, the Society section shows how the army has influenced everything from toys (Action Man) to fashion (Burberry Trench Coat) and fiction (War Horse). A fascinating insight into the role the British Army plays in military and civilian life. 2017/03/30 Where:
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road London, SW3 4HT
Category: Museums

National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul Raftery
More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical transformation. Over 2,500 objects are displayed in five permanent thematic galleries, laid out over four floors - Soldier, Army, Battle, Society and Insight. Added to these is a temporary exhibition space, a study centre, three-room learning centre, a cafe, shop as well as Play Base, where children aged zero to seven can learn through play. Through individual stories and artefacts visitors can explore the role of the British army for the past 400 years, including its experience of battle from the 1640s to the present day. A chance to see the cultural impact of the armed forces, the Society section shows how the army has influenced everything from toys (Action Man) to fashion (Burberry Trench Coat) and fiction (War Horse). A fascinating insight into the role the British Army plays in military and civilian life.
 
 
 

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Opened 29th March 2017

Claude Bosi at Bibendum Opened 29th March 2017 French chef Claude Bosi, famous for his restaurant Hibiscus, which closed in December 2016, takes over legendary South Kensington institution Bibendum from March 2017. Housed in the Michelin building in Brompton Cross, Bibendum becomes a temple to 'unashamedly fine dining' on the first floor with seafood restaurant and oyster bar below. The a la carte mixes new dishes alongside recognisable Hibiscus and Bibendum classics. Oyster omelette with watercress and Oscietra caviar and Galician beef filet a la Ficelle with smoked eels, beef jam and leaves are just two of the dishes you can expect. Adding their fragrant blooms to the grand entrance, Hackney florist Grace & Thorn welcomes guests coming in for a coffee and pastry, lunch with friends or Champagne and oysters after work. 2017/03/29 Where:
Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road London, SW3 6RD
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Claude Bosi at Bibendum, Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia Niven
French chef Claude Bosi, famous for his restaurant Hibiscus, which closed in December 2016, takes over legendary South Kensington institution Bibendum from March 2017. Housed in the Michelin building in Brompton Cross, Bibendum becomes a temple to 'unashamedly fine dining' on the first floor with seafood restaurant and oyster bar below. The a la carte mixes new dishes alongside recognisable Hibiscus and Bibendum classics. Oyster omelette with watercress and Oscietra caviar and Galician beef filet a la Ficelle with smoked eels, beef jam and leaves are just two of the dishes you can expect. Adding their fragrant blooms to the grand entrance, Hackney florist Grace & Thorn welcomes guests coming in for a coffee and pastry, lunch with friends or Champagne and oysters after work.
 
 
 

Dandy

Opened 29th March 2017

Dandy Opened 29th March 2017 Daniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch, the duo behind the popular Dandy Cafe, the successful shipping container pop-up restaurant in London Fields, have a permanent restaurant with Dandy on Newington Green. Overlooking the green and close to Stoke Newington, Dandy has 50-covers inside with a further 30 on the terrace for al fresco dining when the weather allows. The menu takes inspiration from the Dan and Andy's travels, using seasonal produce in dishes like shawarma-spiced lamb belly, baba ganoush and cauliflower, burnt onion broth with spring leaves and hay-smoked labne and radicchio with blood orange and miso. Comfortable, airy all-day cafe by day... cosy, intimate restaurant at night. 2017/03/29 Where:
Dandy, 20 Newington Green London, N16 9PU
Category:

Dandy, 20 Newington Green, London, N16 9PU

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch
Daniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch, the duo behind the popular Dandy Cafe, the successful shipping container pop-up restaurant in London Fields, have a permanent restaurant with Dandy on Newington Green. Overlooking the green and close to Stoke Newington, Dandy has 50-covers inside with a further 30 on the terrace for al fresco dining when the weather allows. The menu takes inspiration from the Dan and Andy's travels, using seasonal produce in dishes like shawarma-spiced lamb belly, baba ganoush and cauliflower, burnt onion broth with spring leaves and hay-smoked labne and radicchio with blood orange and miso. Comfortable, airy all-day cafe by day... cosy, intimate restaurant at night.
 
 
 

Boom Burger

Opened 20th March 2017

Boom Burger Opened 20th March 2017 Boom Burger on Portobello Road brings a little piece of Jamaica to London with its explosive Caribbean flavours and heady cocktails. Reopened in March 2017 after a refurb, the burger joint now has a new tempting menu, including the Fried Chicken Boom with buttermilk fried chicken, scotch bonnet mayonnaise and house slaw; the Avocado Boom, made with a juicy beef patty, cheese and fried avocado slathered in scotch bonnet sweet chilli sauce; and the classic Mad Boom, with two patties, chunks of cheese and bacon jam. As well as burgers, diners can feast on peppered shrimp, sticky wings, saltfish chilli and herb fritters, and a fish salad with crispy pan-fried red snapper. Cocktails include a creamy Pina Colada, Rum Punch and Tropical Storm, which can be sipped on while enjoying reggae, hip hop and dancehall beats. 2017/03/26 Where:
Boom Burger, 272 Portobello Road London, W10 5TY
Category: Caribbean Cuisine

Boom Burger, 272 Portobello Road, London, W10 5TY

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station, Westbourne Park Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch
Boom Burger on Portobello Road brings a little piece of Jamaica to London with its explosive Caribbean flavours and heady cocktails. Reopened in March 2017 after a refurb, the burger joint now has a new tempting menu, including the Fried Chicken Boom with buttermilk fried chicken, scotch bonnet mayonnaise and house slaw; the Avocado Boom, made with a juicy beef patty, cheese and fried avocado slathered in scotch bonnet sweet chilli sauce; and the classic Mad Boom, with two patties, chunks of cheese and bacon jam. As well as burgers, diners can feast on peppered shrimp, sticky wings, saltfish chilli and herb fritters, and a fish salad with crispy pan-fried red snapper. Cocktails include a creamy Pina Colada, Rum Punch and Tropical Storm, which can be sipped on while enjoying reggae, hip hop and dancehall beats.
 
 
 
 

Andi's

Opened end of March 2017

Andi's Opened end of March 2017 Now a judge on the Great British Menu, Andi Oliver also opens her first London restaurant in 2017 with her long-term business partner Kelly Miles. Andi's brings all day dining to Stoke Newington, acting as a brunch spot during the day and a brasserie at night. A menu of baked eggs, French toast and toasties will no doubt prove popular with the Stokey crowd, who have been treated to a growing number of delis and coffee shops in recent years. The restaurant also offers a good balance of both healthy eating and indulgence, with an energy bowl made of braised pulses, roast veggies, salad, tahini and avocado mash as well as hearty Reuben sandwiches and customised dishes of sausages, crispy lardons, smoked haddock and halloumi. Oliver and Miles have previously worked together on the Sugar Shack residency in Homerton and events at The Birdcage on Columbia Road, which proved popular with the likes of Jay Z, Rihanna and Nick Grimshaw. 2017/03/24 Where:
Andi's, 176 Stoke Newington, Church Street London, N16 0JL
Category: Brasseries

Andi's, 176 Stoke Newington, Church Street, London, N16 0JL

Tube: Manor House Station

 
 
Now a judge on the Great British Menu, Andi Oliver also opens her first London restaurant in 2017 with her long-term business partner Kelly Miles. Andi's brings all day dining to Stoke Newington, acting as a brunch spot during the day and a brasserie at night. A menu of baked eggs, French toast and toasties will no doubt prove popular with the Stokey crowd, who have been treated to a growing number of delis and coffee shops in recent years. The restaurant also offers a good balance of both healthy eating and indulgence, with an energy bowl made of braised pulses, roast veggies, salad, tahini and avocado mash as well as hearty Reuben sandwiches and customised dishes of sausages, crispy lardons, smoked haddock and halloumi. Oliver and Miles have previously worked together on the Sugar Shack residency in Homerton and events at The Birdcage on Columbia Road, which proved popular with the likes of Jay Z, Rihanna and Nick Grimshaw.
 
 
 

Onodera Japanese Restaurant

Opened 23rd March 2017

Onodera Japanese Restaurant Opened 23rd March 2017 For six months, St James' institution Matsuri underwent a major 2.5 million pound refurbishment to reopen as Onodera in March 2017. With chef Ryosuke Kishi heading up the kitchen the 128 cover restaurant focuses on traditional Japanese cuisine from sashimi and sushi to seafood grilled on the robata. Standout dishes include kobe beef robata yaki served with red miso truffle sauce, turbot kobujime usuzukuri (a traditional Japanese starter), and slow cooked duck confit, cooked for 15 hours and served with red cabbage marinated in orange vinegar. Marbled counters and slate walls create a sophisticated and smart ambience while low hanging lamps, wall-fitted mirrors and a grand staircase make an impressive entrance. 2017/03/23 Where:
Onodera Japanese Restaurant, 15 Bury Street London, SW1Y 6AL
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Onodera Japanese Restaurant, 15 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AL

Tube: Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch
For six months, St James' institution Matsuri underwent a major 2.5 million pound refurbishment to reopen as Onodera in March 2017. With chef Ryosuke Kishi heading up the kitchen the 128 cover restaurant focuses on traditional Japanese cuisine from sashimi and sushi to seafood grilled on the robata. Standout dishes include kobe beef robata yaki served with red miso truffle sauce, turbot kobujime usuzukuri (a traditional Japanese starter), and slow cooked duck confit, cooked for 15 hours and served with red cabbage marinated in orange vinegar. Marbled counters and slate walls create a sophisticated and smart ambience while low hanging lamps, wall-fitted mirrors and a grand staircase make an impressive entrance.
 
 
 

Bush Theatre

Opened 18th March 2017

Bush Theatre Opened 18th March 2017 London's essential theatre for new writing has been the first step into the big time for dozens of Britain's best playwrights. Challenging, disturbing and original works are often accepted by the Bush Theatre, and find their way to the West End. Moving from the room above O'Neill's pub in Shepherds Bush Green to the former Shepherd's Bush Library building on Uxbridge Road in 2011, the theatre acquired larger premises as well as a laid back bar/library and cafe (open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 11pm), worth a visit even if you're not here to watch a play. Thankfully, despite the increased space - increasing capacity from 81 to seating for 144 people - the wonderful intimacy of the original venue remains intact, and the move can only help attract new audiences to this exceptional theatre. The theatrical experience and the quality of the acting talent who have been drawn to the Bush Theatre over the years is most impressive, with Alan Rickman, Anthony Sher, Simon Callow and Alison Steadman all putting in performances on the Bush's stage. Artistic Director Josie Rourke (2007-2011) left the Bush Theatre at the end of December 2011, handing over the reins to Madani Younis whose first season began in April 2012. 2017/03/18 Where:
Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road London, W12 8LJ
Category: Theatres

Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ

Tube: Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Goldhawk Road Station, Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch
London's essential theatre for new writing has been the first step into the big time for dozens of Britain's best playwrights. Challenging, disturbing and original works are often accepted by the Bush Theatre, and find their way to the West End. Moving from the room above O'Neill's pub in Shepherds Bush Green to the former Shepherd's Bush Library building on Uxbridge Road in 2011, the theatre acquired larger premises as well as a laid back bar/library and cafe (open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 11pm), worth a visit even if you're not here to watch a play. Thankfully, despite the increased space - increasing capacity from 81 to seating for 144 people - the wonderful intimacy of the original venue remains intact, and the move can only help attract new audiences to this exceptional theatre. The theatrical experience and the quality of the acting talent who have been drawn to the Bush Theatre over the years is most impressive, with Alan Rickman, Anthony Sher, Simon Callow and Alison Steadman all putting in performances on the Bush's stage. Artistic Director Josie Rourke (2007-2011) left the Bush Theatre at the end of December 2011, handing over the reins to Madani Younis whose first season began in April 2012.
 
 
 

Rick Stein, Barnes

Opened 17th March 2017

Rick Stein, Barnes Opened 17th March 2017 Rick Stein, famous for his TV shows, cook books and fish restaurants, largely centred on one small fishing village in Cornwall, has opened his first London restaurant in Barnes. Rick Stein, Barnes - formerly The Depot - is nestled in the Tideway Yard, a renovated Victorian cobbled courtyard, and has parquet flooring, high ceilings and a conservatory running the length of the room which frames wonderful views of the Thames. Treat yourself to a meal here and you'll enjoy some of Rick Stein's well known dishes like Dover sole a la Meuniere and salt and pepper prawns as well as new dishes including stifado, a rabbit stew inspired by Rick's travels to Greece, with caramelised onions, red wine, cinnamon and currants. Alongside the a la carte menu is a set lunch menu, available Monday to Friday, and if you're eating at the seafood bar you don't need a reservation. 2017/03/17 Where:
Rick Stein, Barnes, Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High Street London, SW14 8SN
Category: Fish and Seafood

Rick Stein, Barnes, Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High Street, London, SW14 8SN

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'Sullivan
Rick Stein, famous for his TV shows, cook books and fish restaurants, largely centred on one small fishing village in Cornwall, has opened his first London restaurant in Barnes. Rick Stein, Barnes - formerly The Depot - is nestled in the Tideway Yard, a renovated Victorian cobbled courtyard, and has parquet flooring, high ceilings and a conservatory running the length of the room which frames wonderful views of the Thames. Treat yourself to a meal here and you'll enjoy some of Rick Stein's well known dishes like Dover sole a la Meuniere and salt and pepper prawns as well as new dishes including stifado, a rabbit stew inspired by Rick's travels to Greece, with caramelised onions, red wine, cinnamon and currants. Alongside the a la carte menu is a set lunch menu, available Monday to Friday, and if you're eating at the seafood bar you don't need a reservation.
 
 
 

Bokan

Opened 15th March 2017

Bokan Opened 15th March 2017 On the 37th, 38th and 39th floors of the Novotel in Canary Wharf, Bokan gives diners panoramic views of London's famous financial district. Aurelie Altemaire, formerly Head Chef at Michelin-starred L'Atelier de Jöel Robuchon, has created a modern European menu with a distinctly British slant. Small dishes of Pugliese burrata served with Aurelie's signature homemade focaccia bread, and squid with ratatouille come before mains of Scottish salmon with wasabi green bean salad, slow-smoked Blythburgh pork belly, and Rhug Estate grass-fed lamb cutlets from the Josper Grill. Take the sleek glass-lined lift up to the 38th floor to sip on Docklands-inspired cocktails and enjoy bar bites of charcuterie and cheese or lobster rolls with triple cooked chips. Continue on up to the 39th floor to find London's highest gin collection, just the place for a nightcap while enjoying those far-reaching views over the City. 2017/03/15 Where:
Bokan, Novotel London Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall London, E14 9TP
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Bokan, Novotel Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'Sullivan
On the 37th, 38th and 39th floors of the Novotel in Canary Wharf, Bokan gives diners panoramic views of London's famous financial district. Aurelie Altemaire, formerly Head Chef at Michelin-starred L'Atelier de Jöel Robuchon, has created a modern European menu with a distinctly British slant. Small dishes of Pugliese burrata served with Aurelie's signature homemade focaccia bread, and squid with ratatouille come before mains of Scottish salmon with wasabi green bean salad, slow-smoked Blythburgh pork belly, and Rhug Estate grass-fed lamb cutlets from the Josper Grill. Take the sleek glass-lined lift up to the 38th floor to sip on Docklands-inspired cocktails and enjoy bar bites of charcuterie and cheese or lobster rolls with triple cooked chips. Continue on up to the 39th floor to find London's highest gin collection, just the place for a nightcap while enjoying those far-reaching views over the City.
 
 
 
 

Mere

Opened 6th March 2017

Mere Opened 6th March 2017 Monica Galetti, part-time sous chef at Le Gavroche and judge on MasterChef: The Professionals, and her husband David, chief sommelier at the aforementioned Le Gavroche, fulfil their long-term personal dream with Mere. Their Charlotte Street restaurant, pronounced Mary, offers a choice of just six dishes at each course which change depending on what's available. Scallops served in a black curry can be followed by mains of squab, finishing with a dessert of citrus and yogurt. Joining Monica in the kitchen is long-term colleague and Head Chef Renée Miller. The wine list, as you'd expect, is a cut above with special additions of Bodega Catena 2014 through to reserve vintages. The interior, all blues and grey with accents of deep yellow, features the work of English artist Warren Kerley whose dramatic showpiece, made with hundreds of metal cork tops, hangs at the entrance to the bar area on the ground floor. Pride of place above a banquette in the main below ground dining room is a specially created traditional Samoan 'siapo', or tapa cloth. 2017/03/06 Where:
Mere, 74 Charlotte Street London, W1T 4QH
Category:

Mere, 74 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QH

Tube: Amersham Station

 
 
Monica Galetti, part-time sous chef at Le Gavroche and judge on MasterChef: The Professionals, and her husband David, chief sommelier at the aforementioned Le Gavroche, fulfil their long-term personal dream with Mere. Their Charlotte Street restaurant, pronounced Mary, offers a choice of just six dishes at each course which change depending on what's available. Scallops served in a black curry can be followed by mains of squab, finishing with a dessert of citrus and yogurt. Joining Monica in the kitchen is long-term colleague and Head Chef Renée Miller. The wine list, as you'd expect, is a cut above with special additions of Bodega Catena 2014 through to reserve vintages. The interior, all blues and grey with accents of deep yellow, features the work of English artist Warren Kerley whose dramatic showpiece, made with hundreds of metal cork tops, hangs at the entrance to the bar area on the ground floor. Pride of place above a banquette in the main below ground dining room is a specially created traditional Samoan 'siapo', or tapa cloth.
 
 
 

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

Opened 2nd March 2017

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen Opened 2nd March 2017 Taking inspiration from the Berlin bar scene, Number 177 offers a lively mix of DJs, German beers, Schnitzel burgers and Jagermeister ice creams. Brought to the streets of Hoxton by The Number Group who've already had success with sister venue, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick, this is a restaurant and bar with gallery space, graffiti art and creative workshops as well as pub quizzes and bingo. T he 350 capacity venue is split into two sections, a main restaurant and bar, and a back club room. Decorated in an industrial style, metal poker lights hang over chunky tables that fold up against the walls to make for more dancing space. Downstairs a bright orange formica photoautomat booth is situated outside the unisex bathrooms. 2017/03/02 Where:
Number 177 Bar & Kitchen, 177 Hoxton Street London, N1 6PJ
Category:

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen, 177 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind Hansen
Taking inspiration from the Berlin bar scene, Number 177 offers a lively mix of DJs, German beers, Schnitzel burgers and Jagermeister ice creams. Brought to the streets of Hoxton by The Number Group who've already had success with sister venue, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick, this is a restaurant and bar with gallery space, graffiti art and creative workshops as well as pub quizzes and bingo. T he 350 capacity venue is split into two sections, a main restaurant and bar, and a back club room. Decorated in an industrial style, metal poker lights hang over chunky tables that fold up against the walls to make for more dancing space. Downstairs a bright orange formica photoautomat booth is situated outside the unisex bathrooms.
 
 
 

The Cheese Bar

Opened 2nd March 2017

The Cheese Bar Opened 2nd March 2017 Matthew Carver's The Cheese Bar, taking up permanent residence in the historic Camden Stables, started out as The Cheese Truck, a bright yellow vehicle you'll have spotted at Wilderness, Glastonbury and at London's own Maltby Street Market. All of their excellent toasties, and there are 30 different ones where you can choose from, are made using British cheeses including La Latteria in Acton and Peckham's Gringa Dairy. The menu includes classics like Keens Cheddar, Ogleshield and onion and new additions, including the Queso Fundido, and the Breakfast Poutine, inspired by the famous French-Canadian dish - bacon gravy, candied pancetta and cheese curds, topped off with a fried egg. 2017/03/02 Where:
The Cheese Bar, Camden Market and The Stables, Camden High Street London, NW1 7JX
Category: Cafes and Delis

The Cheese Bar, Camden Market and The Stables, Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JX

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station, Mornington Crescent Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind Hansen
Matthew Carver's The Cheese Bar, taking up permanent residence in the historic Camden Stables, started out as The Cheese Truck, a bright yellow vehicle you'll have spotted at Wilderness, Glastonbury and at London's own Maltby Street Market. All of their excellent toasties, and there are 30 different ones where you can choose from, are made using British cheeses including La Latteria in Acton and Peckham's Gringa Dairy. The menu includes classics like Keens Cheddar, Ogleshield and onion and new additions, including the Queso Fundido, and the Breakfast Poutine, inspired by the famous French-Canadian dish - bacon gravy, candied pancetta and cheese curds, topped off with a fried egg.
 
 
 

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton

Opened 28th February 2017

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton Opened 28th February 2017 Husband and wife team Alex and Saiphin Moore have set up a successful chain of Rosa's Thai cafes across London. They started out with a market stall in Brick Lane back in 2006 and now Rosa's Thai Cafe has permanent sites in Spitalfields, Soho, Westfield Stratford, Carnaby, Chelsea, Angel, Victoria and Brixton. This 74 cover restaurant has seasonal dishes like baked seafood red curry (baked and served in a hollowed out Butternut), stir fried mussels, and spicy tomato salad on the menu. Brixton Beers, Thai beer and aromatic loose-leaf teas are some of the drinks on offer and, just at this site, South London artists and long-time Brixton residents Id-iom have created the striking mural which dominates the interior. 2017/02/28 Where:
Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton, 36 Atlantic Road London, SW9 8JW
Category: Thai Cuisine

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton, 36 Atlantic Road, London, SW9 8JW

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind Hansen
Husband and wife team Alex and Saiphin Moore have set up a successful chain of Rosa's Thai cafes across London. They started out with a market stall in Brick Lane back in 2006 and now Rosa's Thai Cafe has permanent sites in Spitalfields, Soho, Westfield Stratford, Carnaby, Chelsea, Angel, Victoria and Brixton. This 74 cover restaurant has seasonal dishes like baked seafood red curry (baked and served in a hollowed out Butternut), stir fried mussels, and spicy tomato salad on the menu. Brixton Beers, Thai beer and aromatic loose-leaf teas are some of the drinks on offer and, just at this site, South London artists and long-time Brixton residents Id-iom have created the striking mural which dominates the interior.
 
 
 

TT Liquor

Opened 24th February 2017

TT Liquor Opened 24th February 2017 Three floors dedicated to cocktails and a specialist liquor store, TT Liquor in Shoredtich converts a 19th century police station (complete with historic jail cells, still seen within the bar) into a drinking den with an intimate subterranean cocktail bar. Focussing on tasting experiences, cocktail classes take place in a range of lounge spaces on the upper floors (accommodating up to 170 guests), and padlocked 'deposit boxes' are also available for hire so guests can keep private liquor collections at the venue. Take classes on whisky, rum and gin, as well as local and worldwide beers and you'll get access to the jail cells with room for 10 to 15 people in each vault. Enter the street-side liquor store, on Kingsland Road, and you'll be greeted by a knowledgeable storekeeper who'll guide you through a selection of over 1,000 liquors. 2017/02/24 Where:
TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Road London, E2 8AA
Category: Bars

TT Liquor, 17B Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AA

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind Hansen
Three floors dedicated to cocktails and a specialist liquor store, TT Liquor in Shoredtich converts a 19th century police station (complete with historic jail cells, still seen within the bar) into a drinking den with an intimate subterranean cocktail bar. Focussing on tasting experiences, cocktail classes take place in a range of lounge spaces on the upper floors (accommodating up to 170 guests), and padlocked 'deposit boxes' are also available for hire so guests can keep private liquor collections at the venue. Take classes on whisky, rum and gin, as well as local and worldwide beers and you'll get access to the jail cells with room for 10 to 15 people in each vault. Enter the street-side liquor store, on Kingsland Road, and you'll be greeted by a knowledgeable storekeeper who'll guide you through a selection of over 1,000 liquors.
 
 
 
 

Bon Vivant

Opened 23rd February 2017

Bon Vivant Opened 23rd February 2017 French neighbourhood restaurant Bon Vivant in Bloomsbury has everything from croissants and coffee au matin to intimate dinners, with light lunches and bottomless brunches in between. French classics such as tartines, charcuterie plates, magret de canard are served alongside more modern dishes. The wine collection, not surprisingly, focuses on French grapes. With interiors by BusbyWebb the space takes its cue from Parisian bistros and the wrap-around terrace offers a place to hideaway from the bustle of the city. Slip into a banquette for brunch with girlfriends, sink into a navy velvet single seat for dinner or find yourself al fresco on a classic woven bistro chair - the perfect place for people-watching. Throughout the space, notes of naughtiness come in the form of provocative artworks displayed across the wallpapered walls and menus. 2017/02/23 Where:
Bon Vivant, 75-77 Marchmont Street London, WC1N 1AP
Category: French Cuisine

Bon Vivant, 75-77 Marchmont Street, London, WC1N 1AP

Tube: Russell Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind Hansen
French neighbourhood restaurant Bon Vivant in Bloomsbury has everything from croissants and coffee au matin to intimate dinners, with light lunches and bottomless brunches in between. French classics such as tartines, charcuterie plates, magret de canard are served alongside more modern dishes. The wine collection, not surprisingly, focuses on French grapes. With interiors by BusbyWebb the space takes its cue from Parisian bistros and the wrap-around terrace offers a place to hideaway from the bustle of the city. Slip into a banquette for brunch with girlfriends, sink into a navy velvet single seat for dinner or find yourself al fresco on a classic woven bistro chair - the perfect place for people-watching. Throughout the space, notes of naughtiness come in the form of provocative artworks displayed across the wallpapered walls and menus.
 
 
 

Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow

Opened 20th February 2017

Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow Opened 20th February 2017 Handmade pizzas made from double fermented dough are stone baked to give them bubbly crusts at Yard Sale Pizza. Try out toppings like 'The Holy Pepperoni' made with Cobble Lane pepperoni, Napoli piccante and crumbled Nduja sausage. Vegetarians will love 'TSB' with tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. All pizzas are available in both 12" and super-size 18" for sharing. Homemade dips, salads, sides - including cheese and marmite garlic bread - Nonna's gelato, local London beers, Borough Wines, and soft drinks complete the line-up. Housed on the ground floor of an old stained-glass window workshop on Walthamstow's vibrant Hoe Street, there's room for 30 inside, 20 out in the yard, in a space designed by regular Yard Sale collaborators Fettle interior designers who have retained much of the building's original brickwork and windows. 2017/02/20 Where:
Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow, 15 Hoe Street London, E17 4SD
Category: Italian Cuisine

Yard Sale Pizza Walthamstow, 15 Hoe Street, London, E17 4SD

Tube: Walthamstow Central Station

 
 
Handmade pizzas made from double fermented dough are stone baked to give them bubbly crusts at Yard Sale Pizza. Try out toppings like 'The Holy Pepperoni' made with Cobble Lane pepperoni, Napoli piccante and crumbled Nduja sausage. Vegetarians will love 'TSB' with tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. All pizzas are available in both 12" and super-size 18" for sharing. Homemade dips, salads, sides - including cheese and marmite garlic bread - Nonna's gelato, local London beers, Borough Wines, and soft drinks complete the line-up. Housed on the ground floor of an old stained-glass window workshop on Walthamstow's vibrant Hoe Street, there's room for 30 inside, 20 out in the yard, in a space designed by regular Yard Sale collaborators Fettle interior designers who have retained much of the building's original brickwork and windows.
 
 
 

Bone Daddies St Christopher's Place

Opened 10th February 2017

Bone Daddies St Christopher's Place Opened 10th February 2017 Ramen bar Bone Daddies brings its hip and hugely popular Japanese noodles to St Christopher's Place. Exclusive to this site, just off Oxford Street, are robata and wok dishes, alongside much-loved Bone Daddies favourites. These include pork bone broth tonkotsu and sweet and spicy pig bones alongside skewers of chicken, ox cheek, prawns and shiitake mushrooms marinated in kimchee butter and sweet chilli ponzu. Wok dishes bring choices of yaki soba - stir-fried buckwheat noodles with egg, cabbage, spring onions - and the vegetarian friendly chahan. The fried chicken and chilli teriyaki salmon make for the perfect starters while the ramen is warming, comforting and delicious. Come hungry, though - they're huge. The two floor space has the atmosphere of a bustling, urban marketplace with repurposed sake crates as stools and a 9 seater L-shaped bar - get a seat here and expect friendly chatter, dish recommendations and the lure of sake and margaritas from the barman. It also offers the opportunity to nose inside the open kitchen. Downstairs there's a hand-painted mural with a red neon Japanese sign, communal table seating for 14 and industrial pendant lights, all set to the restaurant's now legendary rock 'n' roll soundtrack. Cheery staff, delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere - what more could you want from a restaurant? 2017/02/16 Where:
Bone Daddies St Christopher's Place, 46-48 James Street London, W1U 1HA
Category:

Bone Daddies St Christopher's Place, 46-48 James Street, London, W1U 1HA

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex Maguire
Ramen bar Bone Daddies brings its hip and hugely popular Japanese noodles to St Christopher's Place. Exclusive to this site, just off Oxford Street, are robata and wok dishes, alongside much-loved Bone Daddies favourites. These include pork bone broth tonkotsu and sweet and spicy pig bones alongside skewers of chicken, ox cheek, prawns and shiitake mushrooms marinated in kimchee butter and sweet chilli ponzu. Wok dishes bring choices of yaki soba - stir-fried buckwheat noodles with egg, cabbage, spring onions - and the vegetarian friendly chahan. The fried chicken and chilli teriyaki salmon make for the perfect starters while the ramen is warming, comforting and delicious. Come hungry, though - they're huge. The two floor space has the atmosphere of a bustling, urban marketplace with repurposed sake crates as stools and a 9 seater L-shaped bar - get a seat here and expect friendly chatter, dish recommendations and the lure of sake and margaritas from the barman. It also offers the opportunity to nose inside the open kitchen. Downstairs there's a hand-painted mural with a red neon Japanese sign, communal table seating for 14 and industrial pendant lights, all set to the restaurant's now legendary rock 'n' roll soundtrack. Cheery staff, delicious food and a vibrant atmosphere - what more could you want from a restaurant?
 
 
 

Lorne Restaurant

Opened mid February 2017

Lorne Restaurant Opened mid February 2017 Owned by sommelier Katie Exton (who has come here directly from The River Cafe) and chef Peter Hall, Lorne Restaurant aims to make fine wine more approachable. It's a place where you'll want to linger over that extra bottle. Before joining The River Cafe, Katie worked as Head Sommelier at Chez Bruce and The Square where she met chef Peter Hall. His cooking style is modern British, with a focus on seasonality and produce. Working with suppliers like HG Walters Butchers and Androuet cheesemongers, the menu includes a warm salad with celeriac and candied sunflower seeds, short rib beef as well as Yorkshire curd tart served with builders tea ice cream. A light, botanical feel is created through washed-out colours, hand-crafted pottery made by family and friends, wooden tables and chairs and a marble topped bar where seasonally changing cocktails are served. 2017/02/15 Where:
Lorne Restaurant, 76 Wilton Road London, SW1V IDE
Category: British Cuisine

Lorne Restaurant, 76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V IDE

Tube: Amersham Station

 
 
Owned by sommelier Katie Exton (who has come here directly from The River Cafe) and chef Peter Hall, Lorne Restaurant aims to make fine wine more approachable. It's a place where you'll want to linger over that extra bottle. Before joining The River Cafe, Katie worked as Head Sommelier at Chez Bruce and The Square where she met chef Peter Hall. His cooking style is modern British, with a focus on seasonality and produce. Working with suppliers like HG Walters Butchers and Androuet cheesemongers, the menu includes a warm salad with celeriac and candied sunflower seeds, short rib beef as well as Yorkshire curd tart served with builders tea ice cream. A light, botanical feel is created through washed-out colours, hand-crafted pottery made by family and friends, wooden tables and chairs and a marble topped bar where seasonally changing cocktails are served.
 
 
 

Chai Thali Indian Street Food Bar & Restaurant

Opened 13th February 2017

Chai Thali Indian Street Food Bar & Restaurant Opened 13th February 2017 A wall-to-wall Union Jack, hand-painted in the colours of India's flag, is just one of the quirky touches that helps make Chai Thali a riotously colourful place to enjoy Indian street food. The large 120-cover space is divided by upright wooden booths, each named after a city in India, from Bombay to Jaipur and Madras, labelled with hanging signs traditionally found at train stations. For a cup of hot turmeric latte, quick bites or lunch solo, there are casual tables arranged along the floor-to-ceiling window which looks out onto Mandela Street. Taking food inspiration from Old Delhi to the Mumbai and on to Kerala, the menu includes Dhaaba Murg chicken curry from the G.T.Road side dhaabas of Punjab and Maharaja Prawns lightly cooked in the clay oven. 2017/02/13 Where:
Chai Thali Indian Street Food Bar & Restaurant, 19 Mandela Street London, NW1 0DU
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Chai Thali Indian Street Food Bar & Restaurant, 19 Mandela Street, London, NW1 0DU

Tube: Mornington Crescent Station, Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex Maguire
A wall-to-wall Union Jack, hand-painted in the colours of India's flag, is just one of the quirky touches that helps make Chai Thali a riotously colourful place to enjoy Indian street food. The large 120-cover space is divided by upright wooden booths, each named after a city in India, from Bombay to Jaipur and Madras, labelled with hanging signs traditionally found at train stations. For a cup of hot turmeric latte, quick bites or lunch solo, there are casual tables arranged along the floor-to-ceiling window which looks out onto Mandela Street. Taking food inspiration from Old Delhi to the Mumbai and on to Kerala, the menu includes Dhaaba Murg chicken curry from the G.T.Road side dhaabas of Punjab and Maharaja Prawns lightly cooked in the clay oven.
 
 
 
 

The Italian Job Notting Hill

Opened 13th February 2017

The Italian Job Notting Hill Opened 13th February 2017 Having successfully launched two venues, The Italian Job in Notting Hill is the third venture from the group, the brainchild of Giovanni Campari and Giuseppe Verdoni. What sets The Italian Job in Notting Hill apart from its siblings, The Italian Job Chiswick and their craft beer shack at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle, is the inclusion of a cocktail bar, Salotto '900, tucked away on the second floor. Not surprisingly, the bar has a n extensive cocktail menu, curated by drinks maestro Luca Corradini, along with their more traditional selection of Italian craft beers from the Birrificio del Ducato microbrewery, The Italian Job's house brewery. Dishes on offer are based on Italian street food, constantly refreshed, with both food and craft beer menus changing weekly. 2017/02/13 Where:
The Italian Job Notting Hill, 45 All Saints Road London, W11 1HE
Category: Bars

The Italian Job Notting Hill, 45 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HE

Tube: Westbourne Park Station, Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex Maguire
Having successfully launched two venues, The Italian Job in Notting Hill is the third venture from the group, the brainchild of Giovanni Campari and Giuseppe Verdoni. What sets The Italian Job in Notting Hill apart from its siblings, The Italian Job Chiswick and their craft beer shack at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle, is the inclusion of a cocktail bar, Salotto '900, tucked away on the second floor. Not surprisingly, the bar has a n extensive cocktail menu, curated by drinks maestro Luca Corradini, along with their more traditional selection of Italian craft beers from the Birrificio del Ducato microbrewery, The Italian Job's house brewery. Dishes on offer are based on Italian street food, constantly refreshed, with both food and craft beer menus changing weekly.
 
 
 

The Other Palace

Opened 11th February 2017

The Other Palace Opened 11th February 2017 Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Theatres Group. Built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre in Victoria, the venue includes a state-of-the-art 312 seat theatre, a studio performance space, broadcast TV facilities and a bar and in-house restaurant, The Other Naughty Piglet, which serves fresh, seasonal small plates and natural wines. In the main theatre the programme consists of full productions, work in progress productions and festivals of new work. By day the smaller studio space is available for composers, librettists, lyricists, directors and choreographers to discover and create new material. By night the space builds on the previous St. James Studio model so you'll find a diverse mix of cabaret, music, musical theatre and crossover acts. 2017/02/11 Where:
The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street London, SW1E 5JA
Category: Theatres

The Other Palace, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex Maguire
Formerly the St. James Theatre, The Other Palace officially opens its doors in February 2017, as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Theatres Group. Built on the site of the former Westminster Theatre in Victoria, the venue includes a state-of-the-art 312 seat theatre, a studio performance space, broadcast TV facilities and a bar and in-house restaurant, The Other Naughty Piglet, which serves fresh, seasonal small plates and natural wines. In the main theatre the programme consists of full productions, work in progress productions and festivals of new work. By day the smaller studio space is available for composers, librettists, lyricists, directors and choreographers to discover and create new material. By night the space builds on the previous St. James Studio model so you'll find a diverse mix of cabaret, music, musical theatre and crossover acts.
 
 
 

Leon Shaftesbury Avenue

Opened 9th February 2017

Leon Shaftesbury Avenue Opened 9th February 2017 With a focus on seasonal, fresh and natural food, Leon is a hugely popular chain which does the seemingly impossible - it makes fast food healthy. Like McDonalds, the food is served from chutes and comes quickly, unlike certain burger chains you can get things like kale and peanut salad and line caught cod fish finger wrap made with natural ingredients, good fats and good carbs. Everything is clearly labelled so whether you're following a gluten free or vegan diet you can see, at a glance which dishes are for you. This store on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of the West End, is somewhat different to all the other Leon restaurants, it opens in February 2017 with the search for staff who are also hoping to appear on the West End stage so you may well get a show tune with your grilled halloumi wrap. 2017/02/09 Where:
Leon Shaftesbury Avenue, 62 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6LT
Category:

Leon Shaftesbury Avenue, 62 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LT

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
With a focus on seasonal, fresh and natural food, Leon is a hugely popular chain which does the seemingly impossible - it makes fast food healthy. Like McDonalds, the food is served from chutes and comes quickly, unlike certain burger chains you can get things like kale and peanut salad and line caught cod fish finger wrap made with natural ingredients, good fats and good carbs. Everything is clearly labelled so whether you're following a gluten free or vegan diet you can see, at a glance which dishes are for you. This store on Shaftesbury Avenue, in the heart of the West End, is somewhat different to all the other Leon restaurants, it opens in February 2017 with the search for staff who are also hoping to appear on the West End stage so you may well get a show tune with your grilled halloumi wrap.
 
 
 

Shake Shack Victoria

Opened 9th February 2017

Shake Shack Victoria Opened 9th February 2017 A critically acclaimed, modern day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack started out as a small stand in NYC has gone global, with this fifth site in the UK confirming its cult like following around the world. A fun and lively community gathering place, Shake Shack is known for its 100 per cent Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crispy crinkle cut fries, beer and wine. This branch in The Nova Building in Victoria, part of a vibrant food quarter along with Bone Daddies, Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, and Greenwood from D&D London, has some exciting site specific exclusives. Try the Victoria concrete (frozen custard) made from vanilla, strawberry jam, St. John Bakery brown sugar biscuit and banana. Mast Brothers have also collaborated with the burger makers, this time on a non-alcoholic Cocoa Beer Float - Cocoa Beer brewed in-house, made with chocolate, freshly roasted cacao, and topped with dark chocolate. 2017/02/09 Where:
Shake Shack Victoria, The Nova Building, 79 Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QU
Category:

Shake Shack Victoria, The Nova Building, 79 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QU

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex Maguire
A critically acclaimed, modern day 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack started out as a small stand in NYC has gone global, with this fifth site in the UK confirming its cult like following around the world. A fun and lively community gathering place, Shake Shack is known for its 100 per cent Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crispy crinkle cut fries, beer and wine. This branch in The Nova Building in Victoria, part of a vibrant food quarter along with Bone Daddies, Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, and Greenwood from D&D London, has some exciting site specific exclusives. Try the Victoria concrete (frozen custard) made from vanilla, strawberry jam, St. John Bakery brown sugar biscuit and banana. Mast Brothers have also collaborated with the burger makers, this time on a non-alcoholic Cocoa Beer Float - Cocoa Beer brewed in-house, made with chocolate, freshly roasted cacao, and topped with dark chocolate.
 
 
 

Hai Cenato

Opened 7th February 2017

Hai Cenato Opened 7th February 2017 Casual New York-Italian style Hai Cenato is the first Italian restaurant from Jason Atherton whose The Social Company is behind this 60-cover two floor restaurant within the NOVA development in Victoria. The all-day eatery is the second collaboration between Jason and Irha Atherton and Chef Patron, Paul Hood, who also heads up Michelin-starred Social Eating House. Translating as 'Have you had dinner?', the typical greeting from Italian hosts to their family and friends, Hai Cenato includes an upstairs cocktail bar, The Drunken Oyster, designed to echo a vintage railway carriage - a nod to nearby Victoria station. 2017/02/07 Where:
Hai Cenato, 2 Sir Simon Milton Square London, SW1E 5DJ
Category: Italian Cuisine

Hai Cenato, 2 Sir Simon Milton Square, London, SW1E 5DJ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
Casual New York-Italian style Hai Cenato is the first Italian restaurant from Jason Atherton whose The Social Company is behind this 60-cover two floor restaurant within the NOVA development in Victoria. The all-day eatery is the second collaboration between Jason and Irha Atherton and Chef Patron, Paul Hood, who also heads up Michelin-starred Social Eating House. Translating as 'Have you had dinner?', the typical greeting from Italian hosts to their family and friends, Hai Cenato includes an upstairs cocktail bar, The Drunken Oyster, designed to echo a vintage railway carriage - a nod to nearby Victoria station.
 
 
 
 

The Ivy Soho Brasserie

Opened 7th February 2017

The Ivy Soho Brasserie Opened 7th February 2017 Part of The Ivy Collection, The Ivy Soho Brasserie has the same look and feel as sister restaurants, so you'll find an onyx bar, marble floor tiles and polished parquet panel flooring, all designed by critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Burnt orange leather banquettes and bar stools help create a stylish, yet laid-back brasserie for all-day dining in the West End. Choose from eggs Benedict and Royale, avocado and spinach Benedict, avocado, tomato and sesame on toasted granary for breakfast. The all-day menu, available from 11.30am until late, offers Ivy favourites like brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried eggs and black truffle; and for dessert, melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot salted caramel sauce. 2017/02/07 Where:
The Ivy Soho Brasserie, 26-28 Broadwick Street London, W1F 8JB
Category: Brasseries

The Ivy Soho Brasserie, 26-28 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8JB

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Piccadilly Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
Part of The Ivy Collection, The Ivy Soho Brasserie has the same look and feel as sister restaurants, so you'll find an onyx bar, marble floor tiles and polished parquet panel flooring, all designed by critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio. Burnt orange leather banquettes and bar stools help create a stylish, yet laid-back brasserie for all-day dining in the West End. Choose from eggs Benedict and Royale, avocado and spinach Benedict, avocado, tomato and sesame on toasted granary for breakfast. The all-day menu, available from 11.30am until late, offers Ivy favourites like brioche crumbed chicken Milanese with fried eggs and black truffle; and for dessert, melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream and honeycomb centre with hot salted caramel sauce.
 
 
 

The Printworks

Opened 4th February 2017

The Printworks Opened 4th February 2017 In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. More than a club, the 16-acre Docklands site is a "culture, music and arts space", with six performance spaces under one massive roof. In the main room, state of the art speakers, automated lighting and more than 100 lasers and spotlights make the most of the industrial space. Kicking off with a Seth Troxler-headlined launch event on Saturday 4th February 2017, the opening series has been put together by Snowbombing promoter Broadwick Live who, together with LWE, is programming the venue. 2017/02/04 Where:
The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road London, SE16 7PJ
Category: Nightclubs

The Printworks, 1 Printworks, Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7PJ

Tube: Canada Water Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
In the halls that once housed the printing presses for the Metro and Evening Standard, The Printworks has created a soundproofed warehouse, custom-made for clubbing. More than a club, the 16-acre Docklands site is a "culture, music and arts space", with six performance spaces under one massive roof. In the main room, state of the art speakers, automated lighting and more than 100 lasers and spotlights make the most of the industrial space. Kicking off with a Seth Troxler-headlined launch event on Saturday 4th February 2017, the opening series has been put together by Snowbombing promoter Broadwick Live who, together with LWE, is programming the venue.
 
 
 

Aster

Opened 1st February 2017

Aster Opened 1st February 2017 Serving Nordic cuisine - and not just cinnamon buns and pickled herring - Aster offers more refined dishes of Arctic char and hot smoked Greenland prawns, from a menu put together by Finnish chef Helena Puolakka. The 122 cover restaurant, from D&D London, sits above a 161 cover cafe and deli in the Nova food quarter in Victoria. The design, by Russell Sage Studios, includes a spectacular staircase up to the restaurant and cocktail bar, decorated in shades of purple and gold, plush velvet and leather fabrics and brass and marble detailing. Gluten free granolas and warming porridge are perfect for breakfast and open rye sandwiches fill you up at lunch. But for something really special, try their monthly 'Series of Senses' immersive dinners. Held in the private dining room, the five course menu explores the five senses, so you get hand-peeled Atlantic prawns served with the sights of the sea, seen through virtual reality goggles. 2017/02/01 Where:
Aster, 150 Victoria Street London, SW1E 5LB
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Aster, 150 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5LB

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
Serving Nordic cuisine - and not just cinnamon buns and pickled herring - Aster offers more refined dishes of Arctic char and hot smoked Greenland prawns, from a menu put together by Finnish chef Helena Puolakka. The 122 cover restaurant, from D&D London, sits above a 161 cover cafe and deli in the Nova food quarter in Victoria. The design, by Russell Sage Studios, includes a spectacular staircase up to the restaurant and cocktail bar, decorated in shades of purple and gold, plush velvet and leather fabrics and brass and marble detailing. Gluten free granolas and warming porridge are perfect for breakfast and open rye sandwiches fill you up at lunch. But for something really special, try their monthly 'Series of Senses' immersive dinners. Held in the private dining room, the five course menu explores the five senses, so you get hand-peeled Atlantic prawns served with the sights of the sea, seen through virtual reality goggles.
 
 
 

Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A.

Opened End of January and beginning of February 2017

Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A. Opened End of January and beginning of February 2017 Paper, the notorious nineties nightclub and scene of celebrity sightings - Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Helena Christensen and Beyonce were among its A-list fans - is reborn eight years after the original closed down. Forced to shut at its Regent Street home in 2009, when its Piccadilly landlord redeveloped the site, Paper moves to Wardour Street in Soho central. More than a million pounds has been spent creating three venues under one roof - Paper, the club in the basement; a ground floor cocktail bar called Dirty Harry's; and A.A. - which stands for After All - an exclusive, VIP, invite only club. Dirty Harry's, the 350 capacity cocktail bar, turns up the glam factor with live music and dance performances six nights a week. 2017/02/01 Where:
Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A., 201-203 Wardour Street London, W1F 8ZD
Category: Nightclubs

Paper Soho | Dirty Harry's | A.A., 201-203 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8ZD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
Paper, the notorious nineties nightclub and scene of celebrity sightings - Keira Knightley, Lindsay Lohan, Helena Christensen and Beyonce were among its A-list fans - is reborn eight years after the original closed down. Forced to shut at its Regent Street home in 2009, when its Piccadilly landlord redeveloped the site, Paper moves to Wardour Street in Soho central. More than a million pounds has been spent creating three venues under one roof - Paper, the club in the basement; a ground floor cocktail bar called Dirty Harry's; and A.A. - which stands for After All - an exclusive, VIP, invite only club. Dirty Harry's, the 350 capacity cocktail bar, turns up the glam factor with live music and dance performances six nights a week.
 
 
 

Belmond Cadogan

Opened 31st January 2017

Belmond Cadogan Opened 31st January 2017 Belmond, the luxury hotel group behind Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is backing the £28 million (US$48 million) investment project in The Cadogan, the prestigious hotel on Sloane Street where Lillie Langtry courted the future King of England. Built in 1887 in the Queen Anne style, The Cadogan was also the location of Oscar Wilde's infamous arrest - if only the walls of could talk. Building on this colourful history, the historic property is undergoing a two-year renovation project which reduces the number of rooms and suites from 64 to 54 to accommodate the demands of luxury travellers. Working with Belmond and Blair Associates Architects, Cadogan Estates will fund the redevelopment, which will include the complete refurbishment of all public areas and a gourmet restaurant opening out onto Sloane Street with views of Cadogan Place Gardens. Interior design is by the London office of GA Design International, the firm behind some of the most exclusive hotels and restaurants around the world including the Corinthia Hotel in London. 2017/01/31 Where:
Belmond Cadogan, 75 Sloane Street London, SW1X 9SG
Category: New Hotels

Belmond Cadogan, 75 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9SG

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
Belmond, the luxury hotel group behind Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, is backing the £28 million (US$48 million) investment project in The Cadogan, the prestigious hotel on Sloane Street where Lillie Langtry courted the future King of England. Built in 1887 in the Queen Anne style, The Cadogan was also the location of Oscar Wilde's infamous arrest - if only the walls of could talk. Building on this colourful history, the historic property is undergoing a two-year renovation project which reduces the number of rooms and suites from 64 to 54 to accommodate the demands of luxury travellers. Working with Belmond and Blair Associates Architects, Cadogan Estates will fund the redevelopment, which will include the complete refurbishment of all public areas and a gourmet restaurant opening out onto Sloane Street with views of Cadogan Place Gardens. Interior design is by the London office of GA Design International, the firm behind some of the most exclusive hotels and restaurants around the world including the Corinthia Hotel in London.
 
 
 
 

Bun House

Opened 31st January 2017

Bun House Opened 31st January 2017 Bun House, a joint venture from husband and wife Alex Peffly and Z He, serves Chinese steamed buns, ideal for affordable 'quick eating'. A labour of love combining Z's upbringing in southern China and the couple's shared passion for Chinese cuisine and design, the cafe offers an authentic experience. Traditional Canton-style bao (buns) are served with house-made Chinese pickles and a selection of sides including prickly cucumber salad and house fries made from deep-fried duck tongues - a Chinese speciality. Pork Bun, made with char siu barbeque pork belly, is perhaps their most popular but you can also choose from lamb, chicken, fish and vegetable options. For those with a sweet tooth, two sweet buns are also on the menu. 2017/01/31 Where:
Bun House, 24 Greek Street London, W1D 4DZ
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Bun House, 24 Greek Street, London, W1D 4DZ

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason Atherton
Bun House, a joint venture from husband and wife Alex Peffly and Z He, serves Chinese steamed buns, ideal for affordable 'quick eating'. A labour of love combining Z's upbringing in southern China and the couple's shared passion for Chinese cuisine and design, the cafe offers an authentic experience. Traditional Canton-style bao (buns) are served with house-made Chinese pickles and a selection of sides including prickly cucumber salad and house fries made from deep-fried duck tongues - a Chinese speciality. Pork Bun, made with char siu barbeque pork belly, is perhaps their most popular but you can also choose from lamb, chicken, fish and vegetable options. For those with a sweet tooth, two sweet buns are also on the menu.
 
 
 

Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Opened 31st January 2017

Great Scotland Yard Hotel Opened 31st January 2017 The original Scotland Yard headquarters is being transformed into a luxury hotel where the most expensive rooms cost £10,000 a night. The Edwardian, Grade II-listed site, which was home to Scotland Yard from 1829 until 1890, becomes a £100million hotel with 236 rooms, and restaurant, bar and function facilities. The historic address, which was rebuilt in 1910, was where investigations into the likes of Jack The Ripper were centred, and has featured in the novels of Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle. The grand seven-storey building has also been used by other Government departments, most recently by the Ministry of Defence as a storage base, and has also featured in the 2007 film 'Atonement' starring Keira Knightley. London developer Galliard Group is working with EPR Architects who designed the back of house areas of the Rosewood - another stunning revival of a Edwardian Belle Epoque building in London. They are doing a sensitive conversion, replacing the 1980s additions while adding new attic storeys and maintaining the principle elements of the original building. Once construction has been completed in 2016 it will become one of the capital's most expensive hotels. 2017/01/31 Where:
Great Scotland Yard Hotel, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard London, SW1A 2HW
Category: New Hotels

Great Scotland Yard Hotel, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London, SW1A 2HW

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR Architects
The original Scotland Yard headquarters is being transformed into a luxury hotel where the most expensive rooms cost £10,000 a night. The Edwardian, Grade II-listed site, which was home to Scotland Yard from 1829 until 1890, becomes a £100million hotel with 236 rooms, and restaurant, bar and function facilities. The historic address, which was rebuilt in 1910, was where investigations into the likes of Jack The Ripper were centred, and has featured in the novels of Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle. The grand seven-storey building has also been used by other Government departments, most recently by the Ministry of Defence as a storage base, and has also featured in the 2007 film 'Atonement' starring Keira Knightley. London developer Galliard Group is working with EPR Architects who designed the back of house areas of the Rosewood - another stunning revival of a Edwardian Belle Epoque building in London. They are doing a sensitive conversion, replacing the 1980s additions while adding new attic storeys and maintaining the principle elements of the original building. Once construction has been completed in 2016 it will become one of the capital's most expensive hotels.
 
 
 

Jules

Opened 31st January 2017

Jules Opened 31st January 2017 Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am until late, Jules fits the bill for everything from a quick solo breakfast to a leisurely lunch or a long evening meal with friends. Found just off Putney High Street, the fifty-cover dining room brings together wooden stools and chairs, forest green touches, and industrial accents to create a cosy, inviting space. Food choices change depending on the time of day. Breakfast and brunch, served until midday, means toast and pastries as well as more substantial dishes like huevos revueltos and the full Jules Breakfast: fried free-range eggs, pork belly, mixed beans and Portobello mushrooms. International tapas dishes and sharing plates are the mainstay of the evening menu, with duck wrapped in filo pastry and morcilla balls served with chilli apple compote both tempting highlights. Take a perch on a high bar stool for a cocktail or settle in at one of the comfy banquettes, Jules is a welcome addition to the Putney area. 2017/01/31 Where:
Jules, 5 Lacy Road London, SW15 1NH
Category: Brasseries

Jules, 5 Lacy Road, London, SW15 1NH

Tube: East Putney Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR Architects
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9am until late, Jules fits the bill for everything from a quick solo breakfast to a leisurely lunch or a long evening meal with friends. Found just off Putney High Street, the fifty-cover dining room brings together wooden stools and chairs, forest green touches, and industrial accents to create a cosy, inviting space. Food choices change depending on the time of day. Breakfast and brunch, served until midday, means toast and pastries as well as more substantial dishes like huevos revueltos and the full Jules Breakfast: fried free-range eggs, pork belly, mixed beans and Portobello mushrooms. International tapas dishes and sharing plates are the mainstay of the evening menu, with duck wrapped in filo pastry and morcilla balls served with chilli apple compote both tempting highlights. Take a perch on a high bar stool for a cocktail or settle in at one of the comfy banquettes, Jules is a welcome addition to the Putney area.
 
 
 

One Tower Bridge

Opened Early 2017

One Tower Bridge Opened Early 2017 Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre Company. In the shadow of Tower Bridge, the development which includes a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, pedestrian streets and landscaped public piazzas, has been designed by award-winning architectural practice Squires and Partners. For residents of the more than 400 homes, there are roof-top communal gardens with views over the river Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The boutique hotel by world-class hotelier LaLIT is a refurb and reuse of the historic Grade II listed St Olave's building off Tooley Street. What was St Olave's Grammar School - until the 1960s - will have 15 million pounds lavished on it, transforming the former school into a 70-room five-star hotel. 2017/01/31 Where:
One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge London, SE1 2AA
Category: Sights

One Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2AA

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR Architects
Located at the foot of one of London's most famous landmarks, One Tower Bridge is home to a boutique hotel and Nicholas Hytner's London Theatre Company. In the shadow of Tower Bridge, the development which includes a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, pedestrian streets and landscaped public piazzas, has been designed by award-winning architectural practice Squires and Partners. For residents of the more than 400 homes, there are roof-top communal gardens with views over the river Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. The boutique hotel by world-class hotelier LaLIT is a refurb and reuse of the historic Grade II listed St Olave's building off Tooley Street. What was St Olave's Grammar School - until the 1960s - will have 15 million pounds lavished on it, transforming the former school into a 70-room five-star hotel.
 
 
 

The Game Bird

Opened Early 2017

The Game Bird Opened Early 2017 Making full use of the diverse produce of Great Britain and its surrounding oceans, James Durrant puts locally sourced ingredients to good use at The Game Bird, the in-house restaurant at The Stafford hotel in St James's. Orkney sea scallops, Salt Marsh mutton and Lincolnshire smoked eel are on the menu alongside a changing selection of pies, puddings and stews while a traditional Sunday roast is served from a trolley with gravy and all the trimmings. Given the restaurant's name, it's clear that British game is a feature, with roast grouse, deer tartar, and game pie among the options. Durrant brings with him 20 years' experience at Michelin-starred restaurants including Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road and Claridge's. He was at Jason Atherton's Maze and Maze Grill for five years before relocating to Hampshire in 2010 to open The Plough Inn in Longparish which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand. 2017/01/31 Where:
The Game Bird, The Stafford London, 16-18 St James's Place London, SW1A 1NJ
Category: British Cuisine

The Game Bird, The Stafford , 16-18 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NJ

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR Architects
Making full use of the diverse produce of Great Britain and its surrounding oceans, James Durrant puts locally sourced ingredients to good use at The Game Bird, the in-house restaurant at The Stafford hotel in St James's. Orkney sea scallops, Salt Marsh mutton and Lincolnshire smoked eel are on the menu alongside a changing selection of pies, puddings and stews while a traditional Sunday roast is served from a trolley with gravy and all the trimmings. Given the restaurant's name, it's clear that British game is a feature, with roast grouse, deer tartar, and game pie among the options. Durrant brings with him 20 years' experience at Michelin-starred restaurants including Gordon Ramsay's Royal Hospital Road and Claridge's. He was at Jason Atherton's Maze and Maze Grill for five years before relocating to Hampshire in 2010 to open The Plough Inn in Longparish which was awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand.
 
 
 
 

Bel-Air New Fetter Lane

Opened 30th January 2017

Bel-Air New Fetter Lane Opened 30th January 2017 Walk through Bel-Air's doors and you'll be blasted with beats straight outta Compton, and a dose of LA sunshine - even the umbrellas outside are sunshine yellow and white . Founder Andrew Bredon, who co-founded travel website Secret Escapes, brings a slice of Californian living to London with organic eggs, double height windows and salad bowls behind a curved marble counter. Served from 7am, breakfast choices include Egg Sidecar; two eggs, poached or scrambled with your choice of eight sides, from sesame labneh with spring onion or zingy lobster ceviche. Hot, healthy dishes like c harred pumpkin falafel with tangy kale, quinoa and boom chili sauce are for lunch which can be taken away or eaten in. Seating is a mixture of banquettes upholstered in ocean blue linen, geometric wireframe chairs and natural pine stools tucked under a long communal table. For more from Bel-Air visit their original cafe in Shoreditch . 2017/01/30 Where:
Bel-Air New Fetter Lane, 12 New Fetter Lane London, EC4A 1AG
Category:

Bel-Air New Fetter Lane, 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1AG

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR Architects
Walk through Bel-Air's doors and you'll be blasted with beats straight outta Compton, and a dose of LA sunshine - even the umbrellas outside are sunshine yellow and white . Founder Andrew Bredon, who co-founded travel website Secret Escapes, brings a slice of Californian living to London with organic eggs, double height windows and salad bowls behind a curved marble counter. Served from 7am, breakfast choices include Egg Sidecar; two eggs, poached or scrambled with your choice of eight sides, from sesame labneh with spring onion or zingy lobster ceviche. Hot, healthy dishes like c harred pumpkin falafel with tangy kale, quinoa and boom chili sauce are for lunch which can be taken away or eaten in. Seating is a mixture of banquettes upholstered in ocean blue linen, geometric wireframe chairs and natural pine stools tucked under a long communal table. For more from Bel-Air visit their original cafe in Shoreditch .
 
 
 

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square

Opened 26th January 2017

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square Opened 26th January 2017 One of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, Ten Trinity Square, is to be sympathetically transformed into a luxury Four Seasons hotel, in early 2017. The landmark grade II* listed building, originally the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, opened in 1922 to a design by well known architect Sir Edwin Cooper. The hotel - the third Four Seasons Hotel London (adding to the two existing hotels at Park Lane and Canary Wharf) - occupies the lower ground to the third levels, with 100 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, bars, meeting salons and spa. The restaurants include La Dame de Pic from acclaimed three Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, and a second flagship Asian restaurant serving contemporary Japanese and Chinese cuisine, open later in 2017. The Rotunda, which sits at the heart of the hotel, houses a bar and all-day dining room under the original domed ceiling - beautifully restored after heavy bombing during World War II. The project also includes 41 luxury residences on the five floors above and a private club with a wine store and Chateau Latour Room. Occupying a prominent location overlooking the Tower Of London and with views of the River Thames, the opening of the hotel is one of the most exciting building projects in the City. 2017/01/26 Where:
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square London, EC3P 3AX
Category: New Hotels

Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3P 3AX

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR Architects
One of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, Ten Trinity Square, is to be sympathetically transformed into a luxury Four Seasons hotel, in early 2017. The landmark grade II* listed building, originally the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, opened in 1922 to a design by well known architect Sir Edwin Cooper. The hotel - the third Four Seasons Hotel London (adding to the two existing hotels at Park Lane and Canary Wharf) - occupies the lower ground to the third levels, with 100 guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, bars, meeting salons and spa. The restaurants include La Dame de Pic from acclaimed three Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, and a second flagship Asian restaurant serving contemporary Japanese and Chinese cuisine, open later in 2017. The Rotunda, which sits at the heart of the hotel, houses a bar and all-day dining room under the original domed ceiling - beautifully restored after heavy bombing during World War II. The project also includes 41 luxury residences on the five floors above and a private club with a wine store and Chateau Latour Room. Occupying a prominent location overlooking the Tower Of London and with views of the River Thames, the opening of the hotel is one of the most exciting building projects in the City.
 
 
 

La Dame de Pic

Opened 26th January 2017

La Dame de Pic Opened 26th January 2017 Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars, and the only current French female chef to hold the position , has her first restaurant in the UK with La Dame de Pic , one of two fine dining options within the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. The 78 cover restaurant, which has been designed with a nod to the historical Parisian brasseries in a space that is classically English in design, offers a welcoming, relaxed environment with natural wood flooring, carved woodwork, curved leather banquettes and columns covered with beveled mirrors. The food is similar in concept to the original restaurant of the same name in Paris, showcasing Anne-Sophie's passion for unexpected flavour combinations with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. Very much at the luxury end of the market, a private wine cellar and 14 seat private dining room sit alongside the main restaurant. 2017/01/26 Where:
La Dame de Pic, 10 Trinity Square London, EC3P 3AX
Category: French Cuisine

La Dame de Pic, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3P 3AX

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars, and the only current French female chef to hold the position , has her first restaurant in the UK with La Dame de Pic , one of two fine dining options within the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. The 78 cover restaurant, which has been designed with a nod to the historical Parisian brasseries in a space that is classically English in design, offers a welcoming, relaxed environment with natural wood flooring, carved woodwork, curved leather banquettes and columns covered with beveled mirrors. The food is similar in concept to the original restaurant of the same name in Paris, showcasing Anne-Sophie's passion for unexpected flavour combinations with a focus on seasonal and local ingredients. Very much at the luxury end of the market, a private wine cellar and 14 seat private dining room sit alongside the main restaurant.
 
 
 

The Lalit London

Opened January 2017

The Lalit London Opened January 2017 Located in the building that originally housed St Olave's Grammar School (where novelist Lawrence Durrell was a pupil) The Lalit London replaces classrooms with bedrooms and books with cocktails. The first overseas property for the India-based Lalit Group, the beautiful Victorian building, originally designed by Edward Mountford, architect of the Old Bailey, has been transformed into a 70-room luxury hotel with a gym, spa and interiors by Archer Humphryes (Chiltern Firehouse). Almost all of the rooms are different and those on the top floor come with 30-foot high ceilings. In place of the Governors' Room, all panelled walls and elaborate plaster ceiling, you'll find a cocktail bar and at the centre of it all is pan Indian restaurant, Baluchi, in the former Great Hall, where original timber panelling, vaulted ceiling and gallery have been sympathetically restored. Thankfully, being sent to the headmaster's office is more appealing than it was 50 years ago - the head's old HQ has become a luxury suite. 2017/01/24 Where:
The Lalit London, 181 Tooley Street London, SE1 2JR
Category: New Hotels

The Lalit London, 181 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JR

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Located in the building that originally housed St Olave's Grammar School (where novelist Lawrence Durrell was a pupil) The Lalit London replaces classrooms with bedrooms and books with cocktails. The first overseas property for the India-based Lalit Group, the beautiful Victorian building, originally designed by Edward Mountford, architect of the Old Bailey, has been transformed into a 70-room luxury hotel with a gym, spa and interiors by Archer Humphryes (Chiltern Firehouse). Almost all of the rooms are different and those on the top floor come with 30-foot high ceilings. In place of the Governors' Room, all panelled walls and elaborate plaster ceiling, you'll find a cocktail bar and at the centre of it all is pan Indian restaurant, Baluchi, in the former Great Hall, where original timber panelling, vaulted ceiling and gallery have been sympathetically restored. Thankfully, being sent to the headmaster's office is more appealing than it was 50 years ago - the head's old HQ has become a luxury suite.
 
 
 

Greenwood

Opened 22nd January 2017

Greenwood Opened 22nd January 2017 A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and plenty of seating, the spacious ground floor also includes a brow and lashes bar and a barbershop plus outdoor covered seating for 80. Upstairs there's another bar with five screens, two of which are mega screens, showing all the big games and international sport, day and night. Prefer to play rather than spectate? You can do that too at the American 8 Ball pool table and ping pong table. The whole 11,000 square foot space has been designed by Russell Sage Studio, who seem to have a monopoly on stylish pubs and restaurants in town, and comes from the ETM Group - see their success stories at The Botanist, Jugged Hare, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and The Hat and Tun. 2017/01/22 Where:
Greenwood, Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Pubs

Greenwood, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and plenty of seating, the spacious ground floor also includes a brow and lashes bar and a barbershop plus outdoor covered seating for 80. Upstairs there's another bar with five screens, two of which are mega screens, showing all the big games and international sport, day and night. Prefer to play rather than spectate? You can do that too at the American 8 Ball pool table and ping pong table. The whole 11,000 square foot space has been designed by Russell Sage Studio, who seem to have a monopoly on stylish pubs and restaurants in town, and comes from the ETM Group - see their success stories at The Botanist, Jugged Hare, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and The Hat and Tun.
 
 
 
 

Borough Plates

Opened 17th January 2017

Borough Plates Opened 17th January 2017 A two-month pop-up showcasing the wonderful ingredients you can get at Borough Market , Borough Plates offers seasonal dishes made only from ingredients sourced at the market itself. Founded by Paul Hannagen, who made his name as the head chef at Bermondsey's much-missed Zucca restaurant, he asks a different chef each week to step into the kitchen to collaborate with the market traders. Eating here you can enjoy plates of charcuterie from Cannon & Cannon, red mullet caught by Sussex Fish, salt baked celeriac served with Beaufort Cheese courtesy of Mons Cheesemongers and a raw milk pannacotta from Hook and Son. It's all served in t he old nineteenth century trustee's building with its high-ceilinged lower floor now a restaurant and bar, leading to a second, larger restaurant up the oak staircase. 2017/01/17 Where:
Borough Plates, 1 Cathedral Street London, SE1 9AL
Category: British Cuisine

Borough Plates, 1 Cathedral Street, London, SE1 9AL

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
A two-month pop-up showcasing the wonderful ingredients you can get at Borough Market , Borough Plates offers seasonal dishes made only from ingredients sourced at the market itself. Founded by Paul Hannagen, who made his name as the head chef at Bermondsey's much-missed Zucca restaurant, he asks a different chef each week to step into the kitchen to collaborate with the market traders. Eating here you can enjoy plates of charcuterie from Cannon & Cannon, red mullet caught by Sussex Fish, salt baked celeriac served with Beaufort Cheese courtesy of Mons Cheesemongers and a raw milk pannacotta from Hook and Son. It's all served in t he old nineteenth century trustee's building with its high-ceilinged lower floor now a restaurant and bar, leading to a second, larger restaurant up the oak staircase.
 
 
 

Club Mexicana

Opened 17th January 2017

Club Mexicana Opened 17th January 2017 Through Club Mexicana , Meriel Armitage challenges the preconception that vegan food is all chickpeas and chia seeds. Specialising in Mexican vegan food and hand pressed tacos, she and business partner Lois take Mexican 'meaty' classics and re-position them as vegan dishes. Already popular at food centric gatherings like Kerb and Street Feast's Hawker House, the menu here is packed with vibrant Mexican flavours and a sense of fun. Choose from the Al Pastor Taco which comes with pineapple and chilli marinated 'pork', Baja To-fish Taco, with pickled red cabbage, salsa verde and chipotle chilli oil, or the 'Chorizo' and Potato Taco, with pico de gallo. 2017/01/17 Where:
Club Mexicana, 428 Kingsland Road London, E8 4AA
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Club Mexicana, 428 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AA

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Through Club Mexicana , Meriel Armitage challenges the preconception that vegan food is all chickpeas and chia seeds. Specialising in Mexican vegan food and hand pressed tacos, she and business partner Lois take Mexican 'meaty' classics and re-position them as vegan dishes. Already popular at food centric gatherings like Kerb and Street Feast's Hawker House, the menu here is packed with vibrant Mexican flavours and a sense of fun. Choose from the Al Pastor Taco which comes with pineapple and chilli marinated 'pork', Baja To-fish Taco, with pickled red cabbage, salsa verde and chipotle chilli oil, or the 'Chorizo' and Potato Taco, with pico de gallo.
 
 
 

The Petersham Hotel

Opened 17th January 2017

The Petersham Hotel Opened 17th January 2017 Built in 1865 and acquired by Colin Dare in 1978, The Petersham Hotel remains in the family today, with Colin's son Greville Dare now the managing director. High on Richmond Hill, overlooking the Thames and close to Richmond Park, the 58-room hotel had a refresh at the beginning of 2017, retaining its striking Victorian Gothic exterior while giving the interior an elegant country house style. The restaurant, with menus by head chef Ade Adeshina, serves modern British food, with magnificent river views. It's also an ideal venue for meetings and corporate events, with meeting rooms catering to groups ranging from 5 to 25 delegates. 2017/01/17 Where:
The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane London, TW10 6UZ
Category: New Hotels

The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, London, TW10 6UZ

Tube: Richmond Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Built in 1865 and acquired by Colin Dare in 1978, The Petersham Hotel remains in the family today, with Colin's son Greville Dare now the managing director. High on Richmond Hill, overlooking the Thames and close to Richmond Park, the 58-room hotel had a refresh at the beginning of 2017, retaining its striking Victorian Gothic exterior while giving the interior an elegant country house style. The restaurant, with menus by head chef Ade Adeshina, serves modern British food, with magnificent river views. It's also an ideal venue for meetings and corporate events, with meeting rooms catering to groups ranging from 5 to 25 delegates.
 
 
 

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden

Opened 13th January 2017

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden Opened 13th January 2017 With live theatre, Roman statues and a reproduction of the Trevi Fountain in the loos, Bunga Bunga sets the stage for a madcap and memorable night out. Taking the original Bunga Bunga to a whole new level, this Covent Garden branch presents a mix of bizarre and hilarious acts... and you're invited to show off your singing talents in the BUNGAOKE (when you'll get to sing on stage with the Bunga House Band). As the night progresses, the band picks up the tempo and guests dance until the early hours. All at sea? Board a boat where guests are welcomed with life jackets. The palatial venue, which includes BungaTINI on the ground floor, also houses two bars and two private dining spaces, The Martini Room and The Emperor's Box where one lucky 'ruler' enters held aloft in a sedan chair before taking their seat on the central golden throne. Dine in style on a six course feast fit for any king - fennel sausage arancini, burrata and pappa pommodoro, mushroom and truffle risotto and Bunga Bunga metro pizzas, followed by a chocolate fountain. 2017/01/13 Where:
Bunga Bunga Covent Garden, 167 Drury Lane London, WC2B 5PG
Category: Italian Cuisine

Bunga Bunga Covent Garden, 167 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PG

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
With live theatre, Roman statues and a reproduction of the Trevi Fountain in the loos, Bunga Bunga sets the stage for a madcap and memorable night out. Taking the original Bunga Bunga to a whole new level, this Covent Garden branch presents a mix of bizarre and hilarious acts... and you're invited to show off your singing talents in the BUNGAOKE (when you'll get to sing on stage with the Bunga House Band). As the night progresses, the band picks up the tempo and guests dance until the early hours. All at sea? Board a boat where guests are welcomed with life jackets. The palatial venue, which includes BungaTINI on the ground floor, also houses two bars and two private dining spaces, The Martini Room and The Emperor's Box where one lucky 'ruler' enters held aloft in a sedan chair before taking their seat on the central golden throne. Dine in style on a six course feast fit for any king - fennel sausage arancini, burrata and pappa pommodoro, mushroom and truffle risotto and Bunga Bunga metro pizzas, followed by a chocolate fountain.
 
 
 

Lululemon Regent Street

Opened 12th January 2017

Lululemon Regent Street Opened 12th January 2017 At its superstore on Regent Street, Lululemon - makers of workout gear loved by celebrity fans like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock - offers a haven for yoga fans. Here they can enjoy free classes, refuel with healthy bites at the in-store cafe and create "sculptures of colour" with the help of an interactive art installation. Lululemon say this two-storey European flagship store, opposite Hamleys, is "a space to stretch, sweat, connect". The large space, second only to their New York shop, brings Lululemon's presence in the city to six, adding to existing locations in Covent Garden, Marylebone High Street, King's Road, Westfield White City and Richmond, with free yoga classes at select stores. 2017/01/12 Where:
Lululemon Regent Street, 187 Regent Street London, W1B 4JP
Category: Sporting Goods

Lululemon Regent Street, 187 Regent Street, London, W1B 4JP

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
At its superstore on Regent Street, Lululemon - makers of workout gear loved by celebrity fans like Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Reese Witherspoon and Sandra Bullock - offers a haven for yoga fans. Here they can enjoy free classes, refuel with healthy bites at the in-store cafe and create "sculptures of colour" with the help of an interactive art installation. Lululemon say this two-storey European flagship store, opposite Hamleys, is "a space to stretch, sweat, connect". The large space, second only to their New York shop, brings Lululemon's presence in the city to six, adding to existing locations in Covent Garden, Marylebone High Street, King's Road, Westfield White City and Richmond, with free yoga classes at select stores.
 
 
 
 

Shake Shack Canary Wharf

Opened 12th January 2017

Shake Shack Canary Wharf Opened 12th January 2017 A critically acclaimed 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack has earned a cult like following around the world. Known for its Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crispy crinkle cut fries, beer and wine, t he Canary Wharf shack has all the favourites including the signature ShackBurger, SmokeShack and Shack-cago Dog. Seating is on black oak benches and Uhuru chairs framed in the Shack's signature green and grey, all tucked under dark wood tabletops. There's craft beer and wine to drink, including hand-picked local beers London Lager from Meantime Brewing Company and London Pilsner from Portobello Brewing Company. And, just at this branch, there's 'Canary Crunch' to finish - chocolate frozen custard, peanut butter sauce and Paul A. Young covered pretzels. 2017/01/12 Where:
Shake Shack Canary Wharf, Park Pavilion 40 Canada Square London, E14 5FW
Category:

Shake Shack Canary Wharf, Park Pavilion 40 Canada Square, London, E14 5FW

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
A critically acclaimed 'roadside' burger stand, Shake Shack has earned a cult like following around the world. Known for its Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crispy crinkle cut fries, beer and wine, t he Canary Wharf shack has all the favourites including the signature ShackBurger, SmokeShack and Shack-cago Dog. Seating is on black oak benches and Uhuru chairs framed in the Shack's signature green and grey, all tucked under dark wood tabletops. There's craft beer and wine to drink, including hand-picked local beers London Lager from Meantime Brewing Company and London Pilsner from Portobello Brewing Company. And, just at this branch, there's 'Canary Crunch' to finish - chocolate frozen custard, peanut butter sauce and Paul A. Young covered pretzels.
 
 
 

Plot Kitchen

Opened 11th January 2017

Plot Kitchen Opened 11th January 2017 Cousins Mark Kimber and Harry Smith use suppliers from across the British Isles and their local community to create a menu of small plates reflecting head chef Giles Elstob's experience in Michelin starred kitchens in the UK and Spain. A converted unit in the historic Tooting Broadway Market provides the setting for Plot, a fifteen seat restaurant. The concise menu is served from an open kitchen and includes meat from Chadwick's on Tooting High Street, and fish from Moxons in Clapham South. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, start with coffee and The Celtic Bakers pastries. At lunchtime, quick bite dishes include Lincolnshire poacher toastie with pickled onion, while classic British staples like chicken and smoked ham hock terrine are served in the evening. In contrast to the bustle of Tooting Broadway Market, Plot is a place to relax, with a sleek marble top bar, pendant lamps and a traditional British feel. 2017/01/11 Where:
Plot Kitchen, 70-72 Broadway Market, Tooting High Street London, SW17 0RL
Category: British Cuisine

Plot Kitchen, 70-72 Broadway Market, Tooting High Street, London, SW17 0RL

Tube: Tooting Broadway Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Cousins Mark Kimber and Harry Smith use suppliers from across the British Isles and their local community to create a menu of small plates reflecting head chef Giles Elstob's experience in Michelin starred kitchens in the UK and Spain. A converted unit in the historic Tooting Broadway Market provides the setting for Plot, a fifteen seat restaurant. The concise menu is served from an open kitchen and includes meat from Chadwick's on Tooting High Street, and fish from Moxons in Clapham South. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, start with coffee and The Celtic Bakers pastries. At lunchtime, quick bite dishes include Lincolnshire poacher toastie with pickled onion, while classic British staples like chicken and smoked ham hock terrine are served in the evening. In contrast to the bustle of Tooting Broadway Market, Plot is a place to relax, with a sleek marble top bar, pendant lamps and a traditional British feel.
 
 
 

Kricket Soho

Opened 5th January 2017

Kricket Soho Opened 5th January 2017 Chef Will Bowlby and front of house Rik Campbell, the team behind Kricket Brixton, have chosen Soho for their first permanent restaurant space. Influenced by regular trips to India, Kricket Soho specialises in modern Indian plates - this is simple and accessible Indian cooking. The menu has sections devoted to dishes made on a robata grill and breads, meats and fish baked to order in a clay tandoor. Choices include duck leg kathi roll, peanut chutney and pickled cucumber; lamb Haleem, fresh ginger, puffed wheat and fried onions; and venison rump, burnt onion raita , artichoke crisps and pickled blackberries. Dishes such as Bone marrow with cep kulcha are also sure to be a hit with late night diners. Enjoy Indian-inspired drinks - gin, black pepper, apricot and jasmine, through to short blends of Rose and cardamom with tequila, pomegranate and orange - at the cosy basement bar. 2017/01/05 Where:
Kricket Soho, 12 Denman Street London, W1D 7HL
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Kricket Soho, 12 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Chef Will Bowlby and front of house Rik Campbell, the team behind Kricket Brixton, have chosen Soho for their first permanent restaurant space. Influenced by regular trips to India, Kricket Soho specialises in modern Indian plates - this is simple and accessible Indian cooking. The menu has sections devoted to dishes made on a robata grill and breads, meats and fish baked to order in a clay tandoor. Choices include duck leg kathi roll, peanut chutney and pickled cucumber; lamb Haleem, fresh ginger, puffed wheat and fried onions; and venison rump, burnt onion raita , artichoke crisps and pickled blackberries. Dishes such as Bone marrow with cep kulcha are also sure to be a hit with late night diners. Enjoy Indian-inspired drinks - gin, black pepper, apricot and jasmine, through to short blends of Rose and cardamom with tequila, pomegranate and orange - at the cosy basement bar.
 
 
 

Edwardian Group London Leicester Square

Opened 1st January 2017

Edwardian Group London Leicester Square Opened 1st January 2017 Planning has been approved for a 360-bedroom Edwardian Group London hotel in Leicester Square on the site of the Radission Blu Edwardian Leicester Square hotel and Odeon West End cinema. The new 324,241 square feet hotel by architect Woods Bagot will have eight storeys above ground, complete with bars and restaurants and is expected to open around 2017. There will be a spa with 20 metre swimming pool, Odeon cinema and banqueting suite below ground. The Edwardian Group already owns two hotels on Leicester Square and 12 sites in London, and paid a reported £100m for the site of the 1930 cinema on the south-west corner of the square. The new hotel building, which has been designed with "the magic of the movies" in mind, is expected to "work as a series of independent but connected venues" and plans to host major film premieres. 2017/1/1 Where:
Edwardian Group London Leicester Square, 40 Leicester Square London, WC2H 7LP
Category: New Hotels

Edwardian Group London Leicester Square, 40 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LP

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie Pic
Planning has been approved for a 360-bedroom Edwardian Group London hotel in Leicester Square on the site of the Radission Blu Edwardian Leicester Square hotel and Odeon West End cinema. The new 324,241 square feet hotel by architect Woods Bagot will have eight storeys above ground, complete with bars and restaurants and is expected to open around 2017. There will be a spa with 20 metre swimming pool, Odeon cinema and banqueting suite below ground. The Edwardian Group already owns two hotels on Leicester Square and 12 sites in London, and paid a reported £100m for the site of the 1930 cinema on the south-west corner of the square. The new hotel building, which has been designed with "the magic of the movies" in mind, is expected to "work as a series of independent but connected venues" and plans to host major film premieres.
 
 
 

Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel

Opened 1st January 2017

Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel Opened 1st January 2017 The Manhattan Loft Corporation, the firm which introduced loft living to the UK in 1992 and more recently gave the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel its remarkable makeover, is behind the stylish Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel in Stratford. The 150-room hotel occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Manhattan Loft Gardens, a mixed used development with three 'sky gardens', one on the 7th floor, a second on the 35th and a third on the 36th floor ensuring that residents are never more than 9 stories from an outdoor space. Above the hotel is a 34 storey residential tower and hotel and residents share the use of communal spaces including the lobby, leisure facilities, swimming pool, spa facilities, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill) in partnership with Harry Handelsman, legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation. The Sunday Times Style magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman." 2017/01/1 Where:
Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: New Hotels

Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation
The Manhattan Loft Corporation, the firm which introduced loft living to the UK in 1992 and more recently gave the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel its remarkable makeover, is behind the stylish Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel in Stratford. The 150-room hotel occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Manhattan Loft Gardens, a mixed used development with three 'sky gardens', one on the 7th floor, a second on the 35th and a third on the 36th floor ensuring that residents are never more than 9 stories from an outdoor space. Above the hotel is a 34 storey residential tower and hotel and residents share the use of communal spaces including the lobby, leisure facilities, swimming pool, spa facilities, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill) in partnership with Harry Handelsman, legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation. The Sunday Times Style magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman."
 
 
 
 

The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club

Opened September 2017

The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club Opened September 2017 A roof top swimming pool, private screening room and The Red Rooster restaurant, an offshoot of Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem restaurant, The Curtain is a corner of Manhattan cool in Shoreditch. Michael Achenbaum, the man responsible for some of New York's most fashionable hotels, brings NYC to London with The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club, run by his Gansevoort Hotel Group. With a gym designed by Jon Squirrel of The Vault, art curated by gallery owner Steve Lazarides - best known for his role as Banksy's agent - and photography by Mick Rock, The Curtain scores high in the rock 'n' roll stakes. Think Soho House with a New York accent. Seventy million pounds has been spanked on the project and you can see where it's gone. As well as 120 luxury guest rooms, there are six suites, that pool and over 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Fork out £900 for membership and you'll get access to a private garden room, luxury spa and live performance space. 2017/01/01 Where:
The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club, 45 Curtain Road London, EC2A 4PJ
Category: New Hotels

The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club, 45 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 4PJ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation
A roof top swimming pool, private screening room and The Red Rooster restaurant, an offshoot of Marcus Samuelsson's Harlem restaurant, The Curtain is a corner of Manhattan cool in Shoreditch. Michael Achenbaum, the man responsible for some of New York's most fashionable hotels, brings NYC to London with The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club, run by his Gansevoort Hotel Group. With a gym designed by Jon Squirrel of The Vault, art curated by gallery owner Steve Lazarides - best known for his role as Banksy's agent - and photography by Mick Rock, The Curtain scores high in the rock 'n' roll stakes. Think Soho House with a New York accent. Seventy million pounds has been spanked on the project and you can see where it's gone. As well as 120 luxury guest rooms, there are six suites, that pool and over 6,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Fork out £900 for membership and you'll get access to a private garden room, luxury spa and live performance space.
 
 
 

The Distillery

Opened 16th December 2016

The Distillery Opened 16th December 2016 Taking lock-ins to the next level, Portobello Road Gin is launching the UK's first-ever gin hotel this December. A four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker, The Distillery brings together two bars, a shop, a gin-making experience, a museum and three boutique guest rooms that overlook London's iconic Portobello Road. In the bedrooms, guests can expect unique mini bars packed with spirits made on site. The ground floor Resting Room bar will serve an eclectic range of spirits created on site, the first-floor Spanish bar and restaurant GinTonica will present G&Ts in a traditional Copa De Balon (balloon goblet glass), and the top floor Boardroom offers a unique private dining experience. Guests will also be able to take part in The Ginstitute, where they can make their own unique blend of gin while being taken on a historic journey of the spirit. This really is a gin lover's paradise. 2016/12/16 Where:
The Distillery, 186 Portobello Road London, W11 1LA
Category: Bars

The Distillery, 186 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LA

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation
Taking lock-ins to the next level, Portobello Road Gin is launching the UK's first-ever gin hotel this December. A four-floor mecca for the discerning drinker, The Distillery brings together two bars, a shop, a gin-making experience, a museum and three boutique guest rooms that overlook London's iconic Portobello Road. In the bedrooms, guests can expect unique mini bars packed with spirits made on site. The ground floor Resting Room bar will serve an eclectic range of spirits created on site, the first-floor Spanish bar and restaurant GinTonica will present G&Ts in a traditional Copa De Balon (balloon goblet glass), and the top floor Boardroom offers a unique private dining experience. Guests will also be able to take part in The Ginstitute, where they can make their own unique blend of gin while being taken on a historic journey of the spirit. This really is a gin lover's paradise.
 
 
 

Park Plaza London Waterloo

Opened 2016

Park Plaza London Waterloo Opened 2016 Hercules House, a tired and dated 1960s government office building - best known as the home of the now-defunct Central Office of Information - is given a complete makeover and transformed into the 494 bedroom Park Plaza London Waterloo. Up to £80 million in funding has been secured by Park Plaza parent company PPHE Hotel Group to develop the hotel in Waterloo. ESA architects have stripped the nine-storey office building back to its concrete frame and, with the addition of a five-storey extension, created a 494-room hotel. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, spa and on-site dining. The company's London hotels include Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, Park Plaza Riverbank London and Park Plaza Victoria to be joined by Park Plaza Park Royal and art'otel battersea, due to open in 2019. 2016/12/15 Where:
Park Plaza London Waterloo, Hercules House, 6 Hercules Road London, SE1 7DU
Category: New Hotels

Park Plaza London Waterloo, Hercules House, 6 Hercules Road, London, SE1 7DU

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation
Hercules House, a tired and dated 1960s government office building - best known as the home of the now-defunct Central Office of Information - is given a complete makeover and transformed into the 494 bedroom Park Plaza London Waterloo. Up to £80 million in funding has been secured by Park Plaza parent company PPHE Hotel Group to develop the hotel in Waterloo. ESA architects have stripped the nine-storey office building back to its concrete frame and, with the addition of a five-storey extension, created a 494-room hotel. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, spa and on-site dining. The company's London hotels include Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, Park Plaza Riverbank London and Park Plaza Victoria to be joined by Park Plaza Park Royal and art'otel battersea, due to open in 2019.
 
 
 

Radio Alice Pizzeria

Opened December 2016

Radio Alice Pizzeria Opened December 2016 In an old school on Hoxton Square, Radio Alice Pizzeria has all the hallmarks of a destination pizzeria. It's stylish - think solid marble topped bar and peeling paint walls - has easy drinking wines from Italy and top class pizzas. Made using yeast and type one stoneground flour, the dough is left to ferment for 24 hours, making it delightfully light and fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside and easy to digest. These guys know what they're doing. Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe, who already have five successful pizzerias in Italy, have teamed up with Gails co-founder, Emma King, to bring their pizzas to London. Topped with delicious, fresh ingredients, the gorgonzola, speck and honey combination, which comes with fiordilatte and walnuts, is especially good. Alongside the pizzas, there's a short menu of piccoli including a fennel, orange and walnut salad - simple but so fresh and beautiful in the bowl. For afters choose from house made dolci, chocolate gelato with a liquorice brioche or cucumber, lemon and mint sorbet with a dash of gin. Radio Alice comes highly recommended. 2016/12/15 Where:
Radio Alice Pizzeria, 16 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NT
Category: Italian Cuisine

Radio Alice Pizzeria, 16 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NT

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation
In an old school on Hoxton Square, Radio Alice Pizzeria has all the hallmarks of a destination pizzeria. It's stylish - think solid marble topped bar and peeling paint walls - has easy drinking wines from Italy and top class pizzas. Made using yeast and type one stoneground flour, the dough is left to ferment for 24 hours, making it delightfully light and fluffy on the inside, crisp on the outside and easy to digest. These guys know what they're doing. Brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe, who already have five successful pizzerias in Italy, have teamed up with Gails co-founder, Emma King, to bring their pizzas to London. Topped with delicious, fresh ingredients, the gorgonzola, speck and honey combination, which comes with fiordilatte and walnuts, is especially good. Alongside the pizzas, there's a short menu of piccoli including a fennel, orange and walnut salad - simple but so fresh and beautiful in the bowl. For afters choose from house made dolci, chocolate gelato with a liquorice brioche or cucumber, lemon and mint sorbet with a dash of gin. Radio Alice comes highly recommended.
 
 
 

Woolwich Station

Opened December 2016

Woolwich Station Opened December 2016 Part of the Crossrail network, Woolwich Station will take passengers to Canary Wharf in eight minutes, to Liverpool Street in 14 and to the shops of Bond Street in a speedy 22 minutes (knocking 13 minutes of the previous journey time) when it opens in December 2018. A train every two and a half minutes at peak time will run in each direction terminating at Paddington in the west and Abbey Wood in the east. When the route fully opens in December 2019, passengers will be able to catch Elizabeth line services from Woolwich to Heathrow and Reading in the west and Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east. Although essentially a 276 metre-long box, the bronze clad station entrance opens out onto Dial Arch Square, a green space, flanked with a series of Grade I and II listed buildings. 2016/12/15 Where:
Woolwich Station, Dial Arch Square London, SE18 6GH
Category: Underground Stations

Woolwich Station, Dial Arch Square, London, SE18 6GH

Tube: Woolwich Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018
Part of the Crossrail network, Woolwich Station will take passengers to Canary Wharf in eight minutes, to Liverpool Street in 14 and to the shops of Bond Street in a speedy 22 minutes (knocking 13 minutes of the previous journey time) when it opens in December 2018. A train every two and a half minutes at peak time will run in each direction terminating at Paddington in the west and Abbey Wood in the east. When the route fully opens in December 2019, passengers will be able to catch Elizabeth line services from Woolwich to Heathrow and Reading in the west and Abbey Wood and Shenfield in the east. Although essentially a 276 metre-long box, the bronze clad station entrance opens out onto Dial Arch Square, a green space, flanked with a series of Grade I and II listed buildings.
 
 
 
 

Ceru Restaurant

Opened early December 2016

Ceru Restaurant Opened early December 2016 Following acclaimed pop-ups across London, Levantine restaurant Ceru has a permanent restaurant on Bute Street in South Kensington. Inspired by the flavours of the eastern Mediterranean coast, also known as the Levant, Ceru brings its own authentic, yet contemporary, spin on the traditional cuisine from the region. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the bright and inviting restaurant offers classic mezze alongside grilled meats, healthy, vibrant salads and desserts. Signature dishes include lamb shoulder slow-roasted for over five hours in a secret blend of twelve fragrant spices, which takes two days to make and is a real menu highlight; lamb kebabs, marinated in rosewater and served with rose and mint tzatziki; and fadi dip, made with roasted courgette, yoghurt, lemon, tahini and garlic and served with moreish baked pita. For dessert, conclude with the small but mighty dark chocolate, pistachio and sour cherry mousse and wash it all down with a light and refreshing Cucumber Martini or a mouth tingling Too Hot To Handle, which is made with fresh chilli. 2016/12/10 Where:
Ceru Restaurant, 7-9 Bute Street London, SW7 3EY
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Ceru Restaurant, 7-9 Bute Street, London, SW7 3EY

Tube: South Kensington Station, Gloucester Road Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018
Following acclaimed pop-ups across London, Levantine restaurant Ceru has a permanent restaurant on Bute Street in South Kensington. Inspired by the flavours of the eastern Mediterranean coast, also known as the Levant, Ceru brings its own authentic, yet contemporary, spin on the traditional cuisine from the region. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the bright and inviting restaurant offers classic mezze alongside grilled meats, healthy, vibrant salads and desserts. Signature dishes include lamb shoulder slow-roasted for over five hours in a secret blend of twelve fragrant spices, which takes two days to make and is a real menu highlight; lamb kebabs, marinated in rosewater and served with rose and mint tzatziki; and fadi dip, made with roasted courgette, yoghurt, lemon, tahini and garlic and served with moreish baked pita. For dessert, conclude with the small but mighty dark chocolate, pistachio and sour cherry mousse and wash it all down with a light and refreshing Cucumber Martini or a mouth tingling Too Hot To Handle, which is made with fresh chilli.
 
 
 

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery

Opened 8th December 2016

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery Opened 8th December 2016 The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex and avoided by most once school is over. Designed by the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, the new gallery transforms the subject into something everyone can enjoy and explores how mathematicians have helped to shape the modern world. Spanning 400 years of human ingenuity, from the Renaissance to the present day, it will showcase objects ranging from hand-held mathematical instruments to a 1929 experimental aircraft, which is the largest object in the gallery. Mathematics will also be brought to life through the gallery's design and architecture, with the space designed to reflect a wind tunnel for the aircraft and the layout of related exhibits following the imagined lines of airflows around it. 2016/12/08 Where:
Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Art Galleries

Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
The Science Museum 's new gallery, Mathematics: The Winton Gallery , puts the spotlight on a subject often perceived as dry, complex and avoided by most once school is over. Designed by the world-renowned Zaha Hadid Architects, the new gallery transforms the subject into something everyone can enjoy and explores how mathematicians have helped to shape the modern world. Spanning 400 years of human ingenuity, from the Renaissance to the present day, it will showcase objects ranging from hand-held mathematical instruments to a 1929 experimental aircraft, which is the largest object in the gallery. Mathematics will also be brought to life through the gallery's design and architecture, with the space designed to reflect a wind tunnel for the aircraft and the layout of related exhibits following the imagined lines of airflows around it.
 
 
 

QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl

Opened 8th December 2016

QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl Opened 8th December 2016 A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner by MEATliquor - QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl has been entertaining Londoners since the 1930s and underwent a massive refurb at the end of 2016. With an interior that pays homage to ice skaters and bowling lovers of decades gone by, Queens is a 45,000 square foot entertainment venue with eating, drinking, skating and bowling under one roof, appealing to teenagers and corporate bookings alike. Two bars have been designed in an industrial, British-retro style and you can eat MEATLiquor burgers at the 200-capacity bar, which also has a pool table, fruit machines, table football and dart board, or have food and craft beers brought to your bowling lane or served at the spectators' area by the ice rink. 2016/12/08 Where:
QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl, 17 Queensway London, W2 4QP
Category: Sports Facilities

QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl, 17 Queensway, London, W2 4QP

Tube: Bayswater Underground Station, Queensway Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner by MEATliquor - QUEENS Skate, Dine, Bowl has been entertaining Londoners since the 1930s and underwent a massive refurb at the end of 2016. With an interior that pays homage to ice skaters and bowling lovers of decades gone by, Queens is a 45,000 square foot entertainment venue with eating, drinking, skating and bowling under one roof, appealing to teenagers and corporate bookings alike. Two bars have been designed in an industrial, British-retro style and you can eat MEATLiquor burgers at the 200-capacity bar, which also has a pool table, fruit machines, table football and dart board, or have food and craft beers brought to your bowling lane or served at the spectators' area by the ice rink.
 
 
 

Shake Shack Leicester Square

Opened 8th December 2016

Shake Shack Leicester Square Opened 8th December 2016 Danny Meyer's Shake Shack burger chain, a huge hit in America, continues its expansion across the capital with its third London outlet, just off Leicester Square. Just like the first UK Shake Shack which opened in Covent Garden in 2013, this Shake Shack serves queue-worthy Angus beef burgers and beloved 'shroom burgers. Each Shack is constructed from recycled and sustainable materials, from tabletops sourced from reclaimed bowling alley lanes to walls made of reclaimed antique barn wood. 2016/12/08 Where:
Shake Shack Leicester Square, 1-2 Coventry Street London, W1D 6BH
Category:

Shake Shack Leicester Square, 1-2 Coventry Street, London, W1D 6BH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
Danny Meyer's Shake Shack burger chain, a huge hit in America, continues its expansion across the capital with its third London outlet, just off Leicester Square. Just like the first UK Shake Shack which opened in Covent Garden in 2013, this Shake Shack serves queue-worthy Angus beef burgers and beloved 'shroom burgers. Each Shack is constructed from recycled and sustainable materials, from tabletops sourced from reclaimed bowling alley lanes to walls made of reclaimed antique barn wood.
 
 
 

The Pagination

Opened 7th December 2016

The Pagination Opened 7th December 2016 From early morning meetings through to power lunches, The Pagination bar and restaurant gives Canary Wharf workers and locals an all-day escape - and its large terrace overlooking the docks is perfect for post-work cocktails. These and a long wine list, with over 20 wines by the glass, are accompanied by fresh seasonal menus from the kitchen. Small plates, ideal for grazing solo or sharing with friends include mezze boards and flatbreads, while larger mains - served from lunch until late - include crispy duck salad with cucumber and peanuts, halloumi burger with hummus, and grilled salmon with a pecan crunch and lemon dressing. It's part of the Drake & Morgan group which also owns The Refinery at Bankside, The Parlour at Canary Wharf, The Refinery Regent's Place and four City sites: The Happenstance , The Folly , The Anthologist and The Fable . 2016/12/07 Where:
The Pagination, 9 Cabot Square London, E14 4EB
Category: British Cuisine

The Pagination, 9 Cabot Square, London, E14 4EB

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
From early morning meetings through to power lunches, The Pagination bar and restaurant gives Canary Wharf workers and locals an all-day escape - and its large terrace overlooking the docks is perfect for post-work cocktails. These and a long wine list, with over 20 wines by the glass, are accompanied by fresh seasonal menus from the kitchen. Small plates, ideal for grazing solo or sharing with friends include mezze boards and flatbreads, while larger mains - served from lunch until late - include crispy duck salad with cucumber and peanuts, halloumi burger with hummus, and grilled salmon with a pecan crunch and lemon dressing. It's part of the Drake & Morgan group which also owns The Refinery at Bankside, The Parlour at Canary Wharf, The Refinery Regent's Place and four City sites: The Happenstance , The Folly , The Anthologist and The Fable .
 
 
 
 

Bar + Block

Opened 5th December 2016

Bar + Block Opened 5th December 2016 Promising "high street steak" - that's high-quality steaks at high-street prices - Bar + Block in King's Cross is the first and flagship London restaurant of this type from Whitbread, who also own the Premier Inn hotel group. Banish all thoughts of Beefeater, the 28-day aged steaks here come from British breed cattle, grazed on the planes of the Pampas in South America. Not only that, each week the Butcher's Block features a rotating steak special. Steaks aren't the ony thing on the menu. Slow-cooked pork belly, beef short ribs and handmade beef burgers are ground and made on site. And there are lighter dishes like grilled chicken and falafel salad. Come for a carnivorous breakfast and you can feast on steak and eggs and salt beef hash. Wash it all down with craft beer, Champagne, Prosecco or a cocktail. 2016/12/05 Where:
Bar + Block, York Road London, N1 9AA
Category: American Cuisine

Bar + Block, York Road, London, N1 9AA

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
Promising "high street steak" - that's high-quality steaks at high-street prices - Bar + Block in King's Cross is the first and flagship London restaurant of this type from Whitbread, who also own the Premier Inn hotel group. Banish all thoughts of Beefeater, the 28-day aged steaks here come from British breed cattle, grazed on the planes of the Pampas in South America. Not only that, each week the Butcher's Block features a rotating steak special. Steaks aren't the ony thing on the menu. Slow-cooked pork belly, beef short ribs and handmade beef burgers are ground and made on site. And there are lighter dishes like grilled chicken and falafel salad. Come for a carnivorous breakfast and you can feast on steak and eggs and salt beef hash. Wash it all down with craft beer, Champagne, Prosecco or a cocktail.
 
 
 

Aviary

Opened 4th December 2016

Aviary Opened 4th December 2016 Up with the birds, on the tenth floor of The Montcalm Royal London House, you'll find Aviary, the hotel's rooftop restaurant run by the ETM Group - Tom and Ed Martin's company and the group behind The Botanist, The Well and The Hat and Tun. The group's first rooftop location, they have brought in Russell Sage Studio to design the 6,000 square foot restaurant which boasts a 2,000 square foot south-facing terrace with fabulous views of the City skyline. Private dining and small parties of up to 40 can be catered for at two suites on the floor below, each with its own terrace. One of two bars and restaurants run by the ETM Group at the hotel, you can head to Burdock below for drinks, bar food and craft ales. 2016/12/04 Where:
Aviary, The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1DX
Category: British Cuisine

Aviary, The Montcalm Royal House, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1DX

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
Up with the birds, on the tenth floor of The Montcalm Royal London House, you'll find Aviary, the hotel's rooftop restaurant run by the ETM Group - Tom and Ed Martin's company and the group behind The Botanist, The Well and The Hat and Tun. The group's first rooftop location, they have brought in Russell Sage Studio to design the 6,000 square foot restaurant which boasts a 2,000 square foot south-facing terrace with fabulous views of the City skyline. Private dining and small parties of up to 40 can be catered for at two suites on the floor below, each with its own terrace. One of two bars and restaurants run by the ETM Group at the hotel, you can head to Burdock below for drinks, bar food and craft ales.
 
 
 

Hopscotch

Opened 1st December 2016

Hopscotch Opened 1st December 2016 Serving cocktails like the 'Brick Lane Breezer' in a distinctive golden pineapple, Hopscotch is a Brick Lane restaurant with a sense of humour. From the same people who gave us Coin Laundry, Hopscotch is affordable and fun with inventive sharing plates and moreish buns filled with smoked goat, pit-roasted aubergine and wood-fired pork. Small plates of house pickles, burrata, cured red mullet and grilled octopus with an anchovy crumb are best enjoyed with a Frontier craft lager, Sierra Nevada pale ale or, if you really want to push the boat out, ask for one of their bottles of posh Champagne. 2016/12/01 Where:
Hopscotch, 202 Brick Lane London, E1 6SA
Category:

Hopscotch, 202 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid Architects
Serving cocktails like the 'Brick Lane Breezer' in a distinctive golden pineapple, Hopscotch is a Brick Lane restaurant with a sense of humour. From the same people who gave us Coin Laundry, Hopscotch is affordable and fun with inventive sharing plates and moreish buns filled with smoked goat, pit-roasted aubergine and wood-fired pork. Small plates of house pickles, burrata, cured red mullet and grilled octopus with an anchovy crumb are best enjoyed with a Frontier craft lager, Sierra Nevada pale ale or, if you really want to push the boat out, ask for one of their bottles of posh Champagne.
 
 
 

Jamavar

Opened 1st December 2016

Jamavar Opened 1st December 2016 From the family run Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts group, an award-winning collection of luxury hotels in India, Jamavar is a top class Indian restaurant. Led by Rohit Ghai, who was most recently at Gymkhana and at Benares before that, Jamavar London offers small sharing plates and signature classics like lobster neeruli, sindhi gosht and coconut payasam. Set across two floors, the Mount Street restaurant is designed by Fabled Studio and takes inspiration from the Viceroy's house in New Delhi. Splashes of vibrant colours reflect the Jamavar shawls after which the restaurant is named - the 16th century shawls of Kashmir - there's dark timber panelling, and a mirror embellished bar. Private dining for eight comes with your own personal wine vitrine and views of a beautifully planted private garden. 2016/12/01 Where:
Jamavar, 8 Mount Street London, W1K 3NF
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Jamavar, 8 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NF

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit Ghai
From the family run Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts group, an award-winning collection of luxury hotels in India, Jamavar is a top class Indian restaurant. Led by Rohit Ghai, who was most recently at Gymkhana and at Benares before that, Jamavar London offers small sharing plates and signature classics like lobster neeruli, sindhi gosht and coconut payasam. Set across two floors, the Mount Street restaurant is designed by Fabled Studio and takes inspiration from the Viceroy's house in New Delhi. Splashes of vibrant colours reflect the Jamavar shawls after which the restaurant is named - the 16th century shawls of Kashmir - there's dark timber panelling, and a mirror embellished bar. Private dining for eight comes with your own personal wine vitrine and views of a beautifully planted private garden.
 
 
 

Park Plaza London Park Royal

Opened late winter 2016

Park Plaza London Park Royal Opened late winter 2016 The 15 million pound Park Plaza London Park Royal in west London is the result of a conversion of a former office building into a 212-room hotel. Occupying a two-acre site opposite Park Royal underground station, the 6,750 square metre hotel offers four star accommodation over six storeys. On the ground floor there's a bar, restaurant, gym and conference facilities while rooms above have been designed and built off site before being stacked together to form the building. The scheme also includes a four storey office building and a 5,000 square metre data centre. Park Plaza Hotels currently have six hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - Park Plaza London Waterloo and the group's first UK art'otel, in Battersea, scheduled to open in 2019 - will bring the total to eight. 2016/12/01 Where:
Park Plaza London Park Royal, 628 Western Avenue London, W3 0TA
Category: New Hotels

Park Plaza London Park Royal, 628 Western Avenue, London, W3 0TA

Tube: Park Royal Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit Ghai
The 15 million pound Park Plaza London Park Royal in west London is the result of a conversion of a former office building into a 212-room hotel. Occupying a two-acre site opposite Park Royal underground station, the 6,750 square metre hotel offers four star accommodation over six storeys. On the ground floor there's a bar, restaurant, gym and conference facilities while rooms above have been designed and built off site before being stacked together to form the building. The scheme also includes a four storey office building and a 5,000 square metre data centre. Park Plaza Hotels currently have six hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - Park Plaza London Waterloo and the group's first UK art'otel, in Battersea, scheduled to open in 2019 - will bring the total to eight.
 
 
 
 

The Francis Crick Institute

Opened 1st December 2016

The Francis Crick Institute Opened 1st December 2016 The Francis Crick Institute, a centre of biomedical research and innovation, is what happens when six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations come together. Combining the talents of the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, University College London, Imperial College London and King's College London, the Crick is a centre for training scientists and developing ideas for public good. Science is at the heart of the massive 92,000 square metre institute, housed in a brand new research facility next to King's Cross and St Pancras stations from late 2016. The building has more than 120 laboratories where a core staff of 1,250 work together on science programmes, tackling the most challenging scientific questions concerning health and disease. VISITOR CENTRE: Members of the public can find out more about the institute, see models of the building and talk to staff at the Visitor Centre on the ground floor of the Living Centre, the community space on the Ossulston Street side of the site (behind the British Library). NOTE: there is no access to the rest of the institute whilst it is under construction. Visitor Centre opening hours are Thursdays 2pm to 6.30pm. 2016/12/01 Where:
The Francis Crick Institute, Ossulston Street London, NW1 1HG
Category:

The Francis Crick Institute, Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1HG

Tube: King's Cross Station, Euston Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit Ghai
The Francis Crick Institute, a centre of biomedical research and innovation, is what happens when six of the UK's most successful scientific and academic organisations come together. Combining the talents of the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK, the Wellcome Trust, University College London, Imperial College London and King's College London, the Crick is a centre for training scientists and developing ideas for public good. Science is at the heart of the massive 92,000 square metre institute, housed in a brand new research facility next to King's Cross and St Pancras stations from late 2016. The building has more than 120 laboratories where a core staff of 1,250 work together on science programmes, tackling the most challenging scientific questions concerning health and disease. VISITOR CENTRE: Members of the public can find out more about the institute, see models of the building and talk to staff at the Visitor Centre on the ground floor of the Living Centre, the community space on the Ossulston Street side of the site (behind the British Library). NOTE: there is no access to the rest of the institute whilst it is under construction. Visitor Centre opening hours are Thursdays 2pm to 6.30pm.
 
 
 

The Gate, Seymour Place

Opened 1st December 2016

The Gate, Seymour Place Opened 1st December 2016 Bringing inventive vegetarian cooking to their most central London location, brothers Michael and Adrian Daniel set up their third Gate restaurant, in Marylebone's Seymour Place, in 2016. In keeping with The Gate in Hammersmith and Islington, the menu includes favourites like aubergine teriyaki, and green banana fritters, but new additions are three-way filled globe artichoke, a deliciously crispy topped aubergine schnitzel, and wild mushroom rotolo. All the food is beautifully presented - tortillas filled with black bean, sweet potato and sweetcorn sit up on the plate, topped with a generous crown of springy watercress leaves. Unlike the two established Gate restaurants, Seymour Place is open for breakfast serving scrambled tofu with smoky shiitake mushroom or toasted bagel with fresh avocado. Keeping it light and airy, the 86 seat restaurant - which has seating for 16 outside and more downstairs - is pared-back with plain walls and lots of natural light. The beauty of this place is, even if you're a dedicated meat eater, you'll be won over by The Gate; converting carnivores since 1989. 2016/12/01 Where:
The Gate, Seymour Place, 22-24 Seymour Place London, W1H 7NL
Category: Vegetarian Cuisine

The Gate, Seymour Place, 22-24 Seymour Place, London, W1H 7NL

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit Ghai
Bringing inventive vegetarian cooking to their most central London location, brothers Michael and Adrian Daniel set up their third Gate restaurant, in Marylebone's Seymour Place, in 2016. In keeping with The Gate in Hammersmith and Islington, the menu includes favourites like aubergine teriyaki, and green banana fritters, but new additions are three-way filled globe artichoke, a deliciously crispy topped aubergine schnitzel, and wild mushroom rotolo. All the food is beautifully presented - tortillas filled with black bean, sweet potato and sweetcorn sit up on the plate, topped with a generous crown of springy watercress leaves. Unlike the two established Gate restaurants, Seymour Place is open for breakfast serving scrambled tofu with smoky shiitake mushroom or toasted bagel with fresh avocado. Keeping it light and airy, the 86 seat restaurant - which has seating for 16 outside and more downstairs - is pared-back with plain walls and lots of natural light. The beauty of this place is, even if you're a dedicated meat eater, you'll be won over by The Gate; converting carnivores since 1989.
 
 
 

Clerkenwell Grind

Opened 30th November 2016

Clerkenwell Grind Opened 30th November 2016 Just down the road from the original Shoreditch Grind, behind a Grade II listed facade, east Londoner David and his friend Kaz have their seventh Grind coffee shop. More than just a cafe, Clerkenwell Grind is a restaurant and raucous late night club-bar in a huge space - over three thousand square feet. Spread across two floors, the interior is all pink velvet booths, sweeping marble bars and royal blue paneling. The coffee is top notch, roasted just half a mile down the road in Shoreditch. Breakfast includes dishes like bright beetroot-cured salmon and kimchee and mushroom breakfast croquettes. Lunch and evening meals are cooked over charcoal, with small plates like Isle of Mull scallops, aubergine and goats curd, and main courses of miso-glazed lamb spare ribs and red snapper, served with wines from Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Keeping you buzzing till late in the night, cocktails are served till 2am to a soundtrack spun by Kaz's friends and guests from Shoreditch Grind Recording Studio. 2016/11/30 Where:
Clerkenwell Grind, 2-4 Old Street London, EC1V 9AA
Category: Cafes and Delis

Clerkenwell Grind, 2-4 Old Street, London, EC1V 9AA

Tube: Barbican Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit Ghai
Just down the road from the original Shoreditch Grind, behind a Grade II listed facade, east Londoner David and his friend Kaz have their seventh Grind coffee shop. More than just a cafe, Clerkenwell Grind is a restaurant and raucous late night club-bar in a huge space - over three thousand square feet. Spread across two floors, the interior is all pink velvet booths, sweeping marble bars and royal blue paneling. The coffee is top notch, roasted just half a mile down the road in Shoreditch. Breakfast includes dishes like bright beetroot-cured salmon and kimchee and mushroom breakfast croquettes. Lunch and evening meals are cooked over charcoal, with small plates like Isle of Mull scallops, aubergine and goats curd, and main courses of miso-glazed lamb spare ribs and red snapper, served with wines from Italy, Australia and New Zealand. Keeping you buzzing till late in the night, cocktails are served till 2am to a soundtrack spun by Kaz's friends and guests from Shoreditch Grind Recording Studio.
 
 
 

Luca

Opened November 2016

Luca Opened November 2016 Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith, the team behind The Clove Club, are responsible for Luca, an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell where seasonal British produce is used to create contemporary dishes. That translates into choices like spaghettini with Morecambe Bay shrimps, rump of Angus beef stuffed with pancetta, and ravioli of grouse with potato and whisky sauce. These are served in the main room, which has space to seat 60, and is centred around a semi-open kitchen. A separate room serves as a pasta making space by day, private dining room by night, and an additional private dining room, The Garden Space, with its open roof is ideal for summer. Just like The Clove Club, the bar here has a different menu with finger foods, sharing plates and cocktails on offer. 2016/11/30 Where:
Luca, 88 St John Street London, EC1M 4EH
Category: Italian Cuisine

Luca, 88 St John Street, London, EC1M 4EH

Tube: Farringdon Station, Barbican Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit Ghai
Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith, the team behind The Clove Club, are responsible for Luca, an Italian restaurant in Clerkenwell where seasonal British produce is used to create contemporary dishes. That translates into choices like spaghettini with Morecambe Bay shrimps, rump of Angus beef stuffed with pancetta, and ravioli of grouse with potato and whisky sauce. These are served in the main room, which has space to seat 60, and is centred around a semi-open kitchen. A separate room serves as a pasta making space by day, private dining room by night, and an additional private dining room, The Garden Space, with its open roof is ideal for summer. Just like The Clove Club, the bar here has a different menu with finger foods, sharing plates and cocktails on offer.
 
 
 

Panzo

Opened Autumn 2016

Panzo Opened Autumn 2016 What sets the pizzas apart at Panzo is the dough. The 50-cover Exmouth Market restaurant uses 'lievito madre' dough which rises for 26 hours creating a crispy light base. Individually sized, made with double cooked lighter dough and topped with the quality produce, Panzo is inspired by the Neapolitan panuozzo sandwich - made with charred whole wheat dough - which also features on the menu. Founder Anna Skigin has partnered with Eccellenze Campane, a fine food and drink agricultural centre in Naples, so you get quality buffalo mozzarella and cured meats from the region. Also on the menu are authentic pastries and Italian classics like tiramisu for dessert. All drinks are on tap, poured from eco friendly kegs, from Proseccos and beer to wine. Scandinavian and Italian in look and feel, the space is elegant and warm making use of leather, copper, blue and white hand made tiles, marble tops, and herringbone wooden floors with outside seating at the front and back. 2016/11/30 Where:
Panzo, 50 Exmouth Market London, EC1R 4QE
Category: Italian Cuisine

Panzo, 50 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary Photography
What sets the pizzas apart at Panzo is the dough. The 50-cover Exmouth Market restaurant uses 'lievito madre' dough which rises for 26 hours creating a crispy light base. Individually sized, made with double cooked lighter dough and topped with the quality produce, Panzo is inspired by the Neapolitan panuozzo sandwich - made with charred whole wheat dough - which also features on the menu. Founder Anna Skigin has partnered with Eccellenze Campane, a fine food and drink agricultural centre in Naples, so you get quality buffalo mozzarella and cured meats from the region. Also on the menu are authentic pastries and Italian classics like tiramisu for dessert. All drinks are on tap, poured from eco friendly kegs, from Proseccos and beer to wine. Scandinavian and Italian in look and feel, the space is elegant and warm making use of leather, copper, blue and white hand made tiles, marble tops, and herringbone wooden floors with outside seating at the front and back.
 
 
 
 

The Holy Birds

Opened 30th November 2016

The Holy Birds Opened 30th November 2016 A pioneering food and drink destination, The Holy Birds puts the spotlight on poultry, cocktails and design. Opened by the award-winning Calabrese Brothers in late 2016, the vast two-storey venue pays homage to the 1960s with an interior influenced by London's '60s Danish modernist movement, a soundtrack that celebrates the decade and original cocktail from the '60s, which have been created in collaboration with the Calabrese Brothers' father and legendary cocktail master, Salvatore Calabrese. The food menu, meanwhile, is made up of locally sourced, free-range chicken, duck, quail, pheasant, pigeon and more. Upstairs is where the food is served, with a large open kitchen to showcase the cooking action, while the downstairs cocktail lounge invites a line-up of renowned DJs and occasional live performers. With a mix of original mid-century furnishings and bespoke design, it's like stepping into a scene from Mad Men. If only Don Draper could be found at the bar... 2016/11/30 Where:
The Holy Birds, 94 Middlesex Street London, E1 7EZ
Category: British Cuisine

The Holy Birds, 94 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7EZ

Tube: Aldgate Station, Aldgate East Underground Station, Aldgate East Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary Photography
A pioneering food and drink destination, The Holy Birds puts the spotlight on poultry, cocktails and design. Opened by the award-winning Calabrese Brothers in late 2016, the vast two-storey venue pays homage to the 1960s with an interior influenced by London's '60s Danish modernist movement, a soundtrack that celebrates the decade and original cocktail from the '60s, which have been created in collaboration with the Calabrese Brothers' father and legendary cocktail master, Salvatore Calabrese. The food menu, meanwhile, is made up of locally sourced, free-range chicken, duck, quail, pheasant, pigeon and more. Upstairs is where the food is served, with a large open kitchen to showcase the cooking action, while the downstairs cocktail lounge invites a line-up of renowned DJs and occasional live performers. With a mix of original mid-century furnishings and bespoke design, it's like stepping into a scene from Mad Men. If only Don Draper could be found at the bar...
 
 
 

Aquavit London

Opened 28th November 2016

Aquavit London Opened 28th November 2016 New York Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, which has been setting the standard for modern Scandinavian cuisine in that city for close to 30 years, comes to London, taking its inspiration from the New York original, but with a more relaxed and informal setting. The menu, overseen by Emma Bengtsson and executed by head chef Henrik Ritzen (formerly of the Dover Street Arts Club, La Petite Maison and Lutyens), changes depending on the seasons of the Nordic region and includes dishes like butter-poached cod with fennel aioli and salt-baked celeriac root and seared duck breast with pickled quince and buckwheat porridge, as well as classic Nordic dishes like toast Skagern - crispy bread with a topping of shrimp and mayonnaise. The design studio of Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki, whose portfolio includes The Ivy, Scott's and Sexy Fish, has overseen the look of the dining room which has a wall-mounted Olafur Eliasson textile as a centrepiece. Every detail - silverware from Georg Jensen, uniforms by Swedish clothing company Filippa K and furnishings by Svensk Tenn - has been carefully chosen to create a relaxed, contemporary Nordic aesthetic. 2016/11/28 Where:
Aquavit London, No 1 St James's Market, 1 Carlton Street London, SW1Y 4QQ
Category:

Aquavit London, No 1 St James's Market, 1 Carlton Street, London, SW1Y 4QQ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma Bengtsson
New York Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, which has been setting the standard for modern Scandinavian cuisine in that city for close to 30 years, comes to London, taking its inspiration from the New York original, but with a more relaxed and informal setting. The menu, overseen by Emma Bengtsson and executed by head chef Henrik Ritzen (formerly of the Dover Street Arts Club, La Petite Maison and Lutyens), changes depending on the seasons of the Nordic region and includes dishes like butter-poached cod with fennel aioli and salt-baked celeriac root and seared duck breast with pickled quince and buckwheat porridge, as well as classic Nordic dishes like toast Skagern - crispy bread with a topping of shrimp and mayonnaise. The design studio of Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki, whose portfolio includes The Ivy, Scott's and Sexy Fish, has overseen the look of the dining room which has a wall-mounted Olafur Eliasson textile as a centrepiece. Every detail - silverware from Georg Jensen, uniforms by Swedish clothing company Filippa K and furnishings by Svensk Tenn - has been carefully chosen to create a relaxed, contemporary Nordic aesthetic.
 
 
 

Tandoor Chop House

Opened 28th November 2016

Tandoor Chop House Opened 28th November 2016 North Indian communal eatery meets classic British chop house in Tandoor Chop House , brought to us by the team behind The Hoxton, EGGBREAK in Notting Hill, and Breddos in Clerkenwell. On the menu the tandoor is the very much the star of the show, in d ishes like tandoori masala chicken, beef boti, amritsari lamb chops and tandoor masala pollock. Snacks and sides include onion bhaji rings, Dexter 'dripping' keema naan, crispy okra and tandoor broccoli. F or dessert, try the sweet coal-roasted pineapple and chai brulee. Three brass tandoor ovens - a focal point of the interior with its scarlet leather banquettes, mosaic floor and marble tables - are where the magic happens. Expect prime cuts of meat, a buzzing atmosphere and shared plates of hearty, comforting food. 2016/11/28 Where:
Tandoor Chop House, 8 Adelaide Street London, WC2N 4HZ
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Tandoor Chop House, 8 Adelaide Street, London, WC2N 4HZ

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma Bengtsson
North Indian communal eatery meets classic British chop house in Tandoor Chop House , brought to us by the team behind The Hoxton, EGGBREAK in Notting Hill, and Breddos in Clerkenwell. On the menu the tandoor is the very much the star of the show, in d ishes like tandoori masala chicken, beef boti, amritsari lamb chops and tandoor masala pollock. Snacks and sides include onion bhaji rings, Dexter 'dripping' keema naan, crispy okra and tandoor broccoli. F or dessert, try the sweet coal-roasted pineapple and chai brulee. Three brass tandoor ovens - a focal point of the interior with its scarlet leather banquettes, mosaic floor and marble tables - are where the magic happens. Expect prime cuts of meat, a buzzing atmosphere and shared plates of hearty, comforting food.
 
 
 

Design Museum

Opened 24th November 2016

Design Museum Opened 24th November 2016 In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. Within the collection - which started in 1982 as the pioneering Boilerhouse Project in the V&A - are designs that have shaped the modern world from fashion to furniture, product and graphic design, digital media, transport and architecture. The collections, both permanent and temporary, trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. 2016/11/24 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums

Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016
In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. Within the collection - which started in 1982 as the pioneering Boilerhouse Project in the V&A - are designs that have shaped the modern world from fashion to furniture, product and graphic design, digital media, transport and architecture. The collections, both permanent and temporary, trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works.
 
 
 

Deptford Market Yard

Opened 23rd November 2016

Deptford Market Yard Opened 23rd November 2016 A lovely collection of shops, bars and restaurants, Deptford Market Yard makes good use of the 14 railway arches next to Deptford Railway Station. Home to small, independent businesses, here you'll find street food from Archie's Bar, The Cheese Truck, Mama's Jerk and supper club Dirty Apron. Browse and buy from local artist Jessica Childs, lifestyle boutique Win & Ruby and florist-come-interiors store The English Flower House. Fashion shops and hairdressers The Box are found alongside Lomond Coffee and award winning cocktail mixers Little Nan's. But for something completely different try Circus Fit, a fun fusion of circus aerial skills with fitness in the larger outlets on the railway ramp. As well as the 14 arches, Deptford Market Yard will be home to a regular weekend street food market in the central courtyard, an extension of the existing Deptford Market, from March 2017. 2016/11/23 Where:
Deptford Market Yard, Market Yard London, SE8 4BX
Category: Markets

Deptford Market Yard, Market Yard, London, SE8 4BX

Tube: New Cross Station (East London line closed. Bus service operates)

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016Hester, Circus Fit, outside the Arches
A lovely collection of shops, bars and restaurants, Deptford Market Yard makes good use of the 14 railway arches next to Deptford Railway Station. Home to small, independent businesses, here you'll find street food from Archie's Bar, The Cheese Truck, Mama's Jerk and supper club Dirty Apron. Browse and buy from local artist Jessica Childs, lifestyle boutique Win & Ruby and florist-come-interiors store The English Flower House. Fashion shops and hairdressers The Box are found alongside Lomond Coffee and award winning cocktail mixers Little Nan's. But for something completely different try Circus Fit, a fun fusion of circus aerial skills with fitness in the larger outlets on the railway ramp. As well as the 14 arches, Deptford Market Yard will be home to a regular weekend street food market in the central courtyard, an extension of the existing Deptford Market, from March 2017.
 
 
 
 

Kova Pattiserie

Opened 21st November 2016

Kova Pattiserie Opened 21st November 2016 Japanese patisserie Kova specialises in mille crepe, handmade pancakes made with multiple layers of French crepe with a light custard cream filling between each. Choices of matcha, chocolate, vanilla and fresh fruit fillings for the mille crepes are added to with limited edition seasonal flavours throughout the year. Alongside these are light and fluffy layered sponge cakes with fresh strawberries and cream, matcha tiramisu, souffle cheesecake, and all manner of different roll cake and tarts. Founders Ben and Jon grew up in the Far East, were educated in the West and set up Kova to bring a good quality Japanese cafe to central London. 2016/11/21 Where:
Kova Pattiserie, 9-12 St Anne's Court London, W1F 0BB
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Kova Pattiserie, 9-12 St Anne's Court, London, W1F 0BB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016Hester, Circus Fit, outside the Arches
Japanese patisserie Kova specialises in mille crepe, handmade pancakes made with multiple layers of French crepe with a light custard cream filling between each. Choices of matcha, chocolate, vanilla and fresh fruit fillings for the mille crepes are added to with limited edition seasonal flavours throughout the year. Alongside these are light and fluffy layered sponge cakes with fresh strawberries and cream, matcha tiramisu, souffle cheesecake, and all manner of different roll cake and tarts. Founders Ben and Jon grew up in the Far East, were educated in the West and set up Kova to bring a good quality Japanese cafe to central London.
 
 
 

Temple & Sons

Opened 21st November 2016

Temple & Sons Opened 21st November 2016 Set across two floors and styled on a Victorian grocery, Temple & Sons is a casual restaurant, deli and bar from Jason Atherton, in contrast the high-rise fine dining he offers at neighbouring sister restaurant, City Social in Tower 42. Each floor has a different dining experience: a 40 cover all-day deli and bar on the ground floor, an 80 cover grill restaurant above, both championing British produce. By day, he deli has British cured meats from Cannon & Cannon and snacks like game sausage roll, creamy mash and HP gravy. At night it becomes a cocktail bar, with carbonated cocktails and drinks served in card milk cartons and sardine cans. Upstairs, cooking is done entirely on custom-built grills using wood, charcoal and hay to create grilled fish, meat and poultry dishes that champion British produce. 2016/11/21 Where:
Temple & Sons, Tower 42, International Financial Centre, 22 Old Broad Street London, EC2N 1HQ
Category: British Cuisine

Temple & Sons, Tower 42, International Financial Centre, 22 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HQ

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Bank Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016Hester, Circus Fit, outside the Arches
Set across two floors and styled on a Victorian grocery, Temple & Sons is a casual restaurant, deli and bar from Jason Atherton, in contrast the high-rise fine dining he offers at neighbouring sister restaurant, City Social in Tower 42. Each floor has a different dining experience: a 40 cover all-day deli and bar on the ground floor, an 80 cover grill restaurant above, both championing British produce. By day, he deli has British cured meats from Cannon & Cannon and snacks like game sausage roll, creamy mash and HP gravy. At night it becomes a cocktail bar, with carbonated cocktails and drinks served in card milk cartons and sardine cans. Upstairs, cooking is done entirely on custom-built grills using wood, charcoal and hay to create grilled fish, meat and poultry dishes that champion British produce.
 
 
 

Jackson + Rye City

Opened 17th November 2016

Jackson + Rye City Opened 17th November 2016 The fifth restaurant from Jackson + Rye brings their legendary breakfasts, popcorn chicken and top notch burgers to 30 Old Jewry in the City. Just around the corner from Bank station, the New York style Brasserie is well-known for its American home cooked food served in a relaxed setting. At branches in Soho , Chiswick , Richmond , Kingston and this one near Bank Station you can enjoy huevos rancheros and Philly cheese steak sandwich washed down with American bottled beers, wines from across the globe and drinks made from rye - a big, spicy whiskey that goes down well in America. Enjoy straight up, on the rocks or in cocktails like the Sazerac or Manhattan. 2016/11/17 Where:
Jackson + Rye City, 30 Old Jewry London, EC2R 8EB
Category: American Cuisine

Jackson + Rye City, 30 Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8EB

Tube: Bank Station, Mansion House Station, Cannon Street Station, Moorgate Station, St. Paul's Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016Hester, Circus Fit, outside the Arches
The fifth restaurant from Jackson + Rye brings their legendary breakfasts, popcorn chicken and top notch burgers to 30 Old Jewry in the City. Just around the corner from Bank station, the New York style Brasserie is well-known for its American home cooked food served in a relaxed setting. At branches in Soho , Chiswick , Richmond , Kingston and this one near Bank Station you can enjoy huevos rancheros and Philly cheese steak sandwich washed down with American bottled beers, wines from across the globe and drinks made from rye - a big, spicy whiskey that goes down well in America. Enjoy straight up, on the rocks or in cocktails like the Sazerac or Manhattan.
 
 
 

Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch

Opened November 2016

Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch Opened November 2016 Brindisa, whose flagship Borough Market restaurant is a go-to for quality Spanish food, brings some of that authentic charm to their Shoreditch restaurant, relaunched in 2016 as Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch . Founder and owner Monika Linton spent her early years on Spain's Eastern coast and, together with g roup executive chef Josep Carbonell and head chef Leonardo Rivera, who are both Catalans, they have created a menu rooted in the coastal villages and rural areas of these regions. Traditional rice dishes and costal tapas classics with seafood are menu staples while the restaurant's hero dish is paella marinera - prawn, cuttlefish and mussel bomba rice. Tapas, picoteos and platters of charcuterie, cheese and cured fish are served throughout the day while a large communal table gives the place a cafe feel, welcoming you in for coffee, quick lunch or a work-space if you're one of the increasing band of freelancers. 2016/11/15 Where:
Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch, 152 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3AT
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch, 152 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AT

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016Hester, Circus Fit, outside the Arches
Brindisa, whose flagship Borough Market restaurant is a go-to for quality Spanish food, brings some of that authentic charm to their Shoreditch restaurant, relaunched in 2016 as Tapas Brindisa Shoreditch . Founder and owner Monika Linton spent her early years on Spain's Eastern coast and, together with g roup executive chef Josep Carbonell and head chef Leonardo Rivera, who are both Catalans, they have created a menu rooted in the coastal villages and rural areas of these regions. Traditional rice dishes and costal tapas classics with seafood are menu staples while the restaurant's hero dish is paella marinera - prawn, cuttlefish and mussel bomba rice. Tapas, picoteos and platters of charcuterie, cheese and cured fish are served throughout the day while a large communal table gives the place a cafe feel, welcoming you in for coffee, quick lunch or a work-space if you're one of the increasing band of freelancers.
 
 
 

Anzu

Opened 11th November 2016

Anzu Opened 11th November 2016 Emma Reynolds and Kensuke Yamada, the pair behind the Tonkotsu noodle bars inSoho, Hackney, Notting Hill and Bankside, take a change of direction with Anzu. More formal than their noodle joints, the 60-cover restaurant in upmarket St James's Market combines elements of the traditional French brasserie with Japanese cuisine using only British ingredients. Evening Standard restaurant critic Fay Maschler is a fan of the king crab and pork gyoza. With Thomas Blythe, who spent 15 years at St John in Clerkenwell, as maitre d' you can be sure of a warm welcome. 2016/11/11 Where:
Anzu, 1 Norris Street London, SW1Y 4RJ
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Anzu, 1 Norris Street, London, SW1Y 4RJ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Martha OrtizClare SmythArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe RooftopNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksBluebird ChelseaSlow cooked beef cheek.Tom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersJohnny Stephens PhotographyNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul RafteryClaude Bosi. Photo by Patricia NivenDaniel Wilson and Andrew LeitchPhoto: Kilian O'SullivanPhoto: Eivind HansenPhoto by Alex MaguireJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsAnne-Sophie PicManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018(c) Zaha Hadid ArchitectsRohit GhaiPhoto: Claire Menary PhotographyEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016Hester, Circus Fit, outside the Arches
Emma Reynolds and Kensuke Yamada, the pair behind the Tonkotsu noodle bars inSoho, Hackney, Notting Hill and Bankside, take a change of direction with Anzu. More formal than their noodle joints, the 60-cover restaurant in upmarket St James's Market combines elements of the traditional French brasserie with Japanese cuisine using only British ingredients. Evening Standard restaurant critic Fay Maschler is a fan of the king crab and pork gyoza. With Thomas Blythe, who spent 15 years at St John in Clerkenwell, as maitre d' you can be sure of a warm welcome.
 
 
 
 

London City Island

Opened 9th November 2016

London City Island Opened 9th November 2016 Taking up 12 acres, London City Island is a neighbourhood in East London, a 'mini Manhattan' with a red bridge linking the island to Canning Town. Made up of 1,145 new build homes, independent artisan restaurants, shops, and al fresco spaces used to show public art, City Island offers residents access to a private resident's club with screening room, gym, concierge service and a striking vibrant red swimming pool. A short distance from Canning Town and adjoining Trinity Buoy Wharf, in late 2017 The London Film School moves to City Island and come 2018 it will also be home to English National Ballet and its associated English National Ballet School - you'll be able to watch rehearsals through the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the communal ground-floor space, which has a café and shop. The apartments themselves, designed by Glenn Howells Architects, have a warehouse aesthetic, with open plan living spaces and loft style features which draw design features from the history of the surrounding Leamouth area. 2016/11/09 Where:
London City Island, Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula London, E14 0JU
Category: Other Attractions

London City Island, Wharfside Road, Leamouth Peninsula, London, E14 0JU

Tube: Canning Town Station