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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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Garden Museum

Opens early 2017

Garden Museum Opens early 2017 The Garden Museum is closed for a £7.5million redevelopment project, reopening in early 2017. Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, 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. The museum houses one of the finest public displays of garden tools and garden related artefacts and curiosities in the country, as well as an intriguing collection of garden related ephemera. In addition, a beautiful reproduction 17th century garden filled with flowers and shrubs of the period has been created in St Mary's graveyard around the tombs of famous 17th century plant hunters, the John Tradescants, (father and son), and Captain William Bligh of the 'Bounty'. 2017/02/28 Where:
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road London, SE1 7LB
Category: Museums

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

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 
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The Garden Museum is closed for a £7.5million redevelopment project, reopening in early 2017.

Situated in the restored church of St Mary-at-Lambeth, 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. The museum houses one of the finest public displays of garden tools and garden related artefacts and curiosities in the country, as well as an intriguing collection of garden related ephemera. In addition, a beautiful reproduction 17th century garden filled with flowers and shrubs of the period has been created in St Mary's graveyard around the tombs of famous 17th century plant hunters, the John Tradescants, (father and son), and Captain William Bligh of the 'Bounty'.
 
 
 

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton

Opens 28th February 2017

Rosa's Thai Cafe Brixton Opens 28th February 2017 Rosa's Thai Cafe opens in Brixton on Tuesday 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

 
 
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Rosa's Thai Cafe opens in Brixton on Tuesday 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.
 
 
 

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

Opens 2nd March 2017

Number 177 Bar & Kitchen Opens 2nd March 2017 Number 177 Bar & Kitchen opens on Thursday 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

 
 
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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen opens on Thursday 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.
 
 
 

The Cheese Bar

Opens 2nd March 2017

The Cheese Bar Opens 2nd March 2017 The Cheese Bar opens on 2nd March 2017 | On launch day there's a 'sandwich amnesty' - swap your supermarket sandwich for a toastie, the donated sandwiches go to FareShare. 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

 
 
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The Cheese Bar opens on 2nd March 2017 | On launch day there's a 'sandwich amnesty' - swap your supermarket sandwich for a toastie, the donated sandwiches go to FareShare.

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.
 
 
 

Mere

Opens 6th March 2017

Mere Opens 6th March 2017 Mere opens on 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
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Mere, 74 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QH

Tube: Amersham Station

 
 

Mere opens on 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.
 
 
 

Bokan

Opens 15th March 2017

Bokan Opens 15th March 2017 Bokan opens on 15th March 2017 | Soft opening offer: 50 per cent off food from the a la carte menu from 1st to 14th March, mention 'Bokan soft launch' when booking. 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

 
 
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Bokan opens on 15th March 2017 | Soft opening offer: 50 per cent off food from the a la carte menu from 1st to 14th March, mention 'Bokan soft launch' when booking.

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.
 
 
 

Bush Theatre

Opens 18th March 2017

Bush Theatre Opens 18th March 2017 The Bush Theatre reopens from 18th to 25th March 2017 following a 4.3 million pound redevelopment. 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)

 
 
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The Bush Theatre reopens from 18th to 25th March 2017 following a 4.3 million pound redevelopment.

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.
 
 
 

Andi's

Opens end of March 2017

Andi's Opens end of March 2017 Andi's opens at the 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

 
 

Andi's opens at the 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.
 
 
 

National Army Museum

Opens 30th March 2017

National Army Museum Opens 30th March 2017 National Army Museum re-opens on 30th March 2017 after a three year 23.75 million pound re-development project. 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

 
 
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National Army Museum re-opens on 30th March 2017 after a three year 23.75 million pound re-development project.

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.
 
 
 

Dorsett City London

Opens First quarter of 2017

Dorsett City London Opens First quarter of 2017 Dorsett City London opens in the first quarter of 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. 2017/03/31 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

 
 
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Dorsett City London opens in the first quarter of 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.
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London

Opens 31st March 2017

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London Opens 31st March 2017 The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017. Following the opening of his first-ever hotel - in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, in 2013 - master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa is planning his first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in London's Shoreditch. The new hotel, at 10-50 Willow Street, east London, is based on designs originally created by Ron Arad who has since left the project but his successor architect Ben Adams has retained much of the original design. The hotel will house 156 bedrooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise to hear that there's a statement restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space in the basement. The five story hotel includes its own landscaped garden at the site's eastern edge, staggered with terraces and featuring seating overlooking the generous lower triple height restaurant and bar space. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies and printed, layered glass, the rooms are clustered around a central bathroom screened off by a full-height curved unit. 2017/03/31 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

 
 
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The Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017.

Following the opening of his first-ever hotel - in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, in 2013 - master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa is planning his first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in London's Shoreditch. The new hotel, at 10-50 Willow Street, east London, is based on designs originally created by Ron Arad who has since left the project but his successor architect Ben Adams has retained much of the original design. The hotel will house 156 bedrooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise to hear that there's a statement restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space in the basement. The five story hotel includes its own landscaped garden at the site's eastern edge, staggered with terraces and featuring seating overlooking the generous lower triple height restaurant and bar space. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies and printed, layered glass, the rooms are clustered around a central bathroom screened off by a full-height curved unit.
 
 
 

Tamarind Kitchen

Opens March 2017

Tamarind Kitchen Opens March 2017 Tamarind Kitchen opens in March 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. 2017/03/31 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

 
 

Tamarind Kitchen opens in March 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.
 
 
 

Darjeeling Express

Opens spring 2017

Darjeeling Express Opens spring 2017 Darjeeling Express opens in 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

 
 
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Darjeeling Express opens in 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.
 
 
 

Monty's Deli

Opens April 2017

Monty's Deli Opens April 2017 Monty's Deli opens in 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. 2017/04/15 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

 
 
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Monty's Deli opens in 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.
 
 
 

Bob Bob Exchange

Opens April 2017

Bob Bob Exchange Opens April 2017 Bob Bob Exchange opens in April 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. 2017/04/30 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

 
 
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Bob Bob Exchange opens in April 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.
 
 
 

Henrietta Hotel

Opens April 2017

Henrietta Hotel Opens April 2017 Henrietta Hotel opens in April 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. 2017/04/30 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind Hansen

Henrietta Hotel opens in April 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.
 
 
 

London Theatre Company

Opens Spring 2017

London Theatre Company Opens Spring 2017 The London Theatre Company opens in spring 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 London Theatre Company 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. 2017/04/30 Where:
London Theatre Company, One Tower Bridge London, SE1 2AA
Category: Theatres

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen Maybanks

The London Theatre Company opens in spring 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 London Theatre Company 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.
 
 
 

Martha Ortiz at the InterContinental London Park Lane

Opens Spring 2017

Martha Ortiz at the InterContinental London Park Lane Opens Spring 2017 Martha Ortiz at the InterContinental London Park Lane opens in spring 2017. Internationally-acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz, owner of Mexico City's award-winning Dulce Patria, brings her celebrated Mexican cooking to 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. 2017/04/30 Where:
Martha Ortiz at the InterContinental London Park Lane, No. 1 Park Lane London, W1J 7QY
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Martha Ortiz at the InterContinental London Park Lane, No. 1 Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha Ortiz

Martha Ortiz at the InterContinental London Park Lane opens in spring 2017.

Internationally-acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz, owner of Mexico City's award-winning Dulce Patria, brings her celebrated Mexican cooking to 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.
 
 
 

The Ned

Opens end of April 2017

The Ned Opens end of April 2017 The Ned hotel opens at the end of April 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. 2017/04/30 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha Ortiz

The Ned hotel opens at the end of April 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.
 
 
 

Duck & Waffle Local

Opens May 2017

Duck & Waffle Local Opens May 2017 Duck & Waffle Local opens in 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, St James's Market London, SW1Y 4RP
Category: British Cuisine

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

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha Ortiz

Duck & Waffle Local opens in 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.
 
 
 

Clare Smyth Restaurant

Opens late spring / early summer 2017

Clare Smyth Restaurant Opens late spring / early summer 2017 Clare Smyth's restaurant is expected to open late spring or early summer 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. T he multi award winning chef takes over the historic Victorian building occupied by Leith's i n the 1970s and '80s with Prue Leith at the helm. Details have yet to be revealed but make no mistake, this is one of the most exciting new restaurants to open in London in 2017 and t he 3,921-square foot space will be remodelled extensively before it reopens in late spring or early summer. 2017/05/31 Where:
Clare Smyth Restaurant, 92 Kensington Park Road London, W11 2PN
Category: British Cuisine

Clare Smyth Restaurant, 92 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2PN

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare Smyth

Clare Smyth's restaurant is expected to open late spring or early summer 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. T he multi award winning chef takes over the historic Victorian building occupied by Leith's i n the 1970s and '80s with Prue Leith at the helm. Details have yet to be revealed but make no mistake, this is one of the most exciting new restaurants to open in London in 2017 and t he 3,921-square foot space will be remodelled extensively before it reopens in late spring or early summer.
 
 
 

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus

Opens 1st June 2017

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus Opens 1st June 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. 2017/6/1 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.
 
 
 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Opens mid 2017

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail Opens mid 2017 The Postal Museum will be opening in mid 2017. 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. 2017/06/01 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934

The Postal Museum will be opening in mid 2017.

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.
 
 
 

The Red Crate

Opens 2017

The Red Crate Opens 2017 The Red Crate is planned to open in 2017. A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to sister building, the National Theatre's temporary Shed theatre, The Red Crate, will be a game-changer for Theatre Royal Stratford East, increasing the number of performances by 92 per cent per year. Like The Shed, the building has been designed by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins, but this one will be situated in Stratford's Cultural Quarter alongside Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford Circus and Picturehouse cinema. The new building is set to adjoin a new cafe / bar in the adjacent empty catering unit to create a vibrant destination for the local community which will be in place for 10 years if all goes ahead as planned. 2017/06/01 Where:
The Red Crate, Theatre Square London, E15 1BN
Category: Theatres

The Red Crate, Theatre Square, London, E15 1BN

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth Tompkins

The Red Crate is planned to open in 2017.

A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to sister building, the National Theatre's temporary Shed theatre, The Red Crate, will be a game-changer for Theatre Royal Stratford East, increasing the number of performances by 92 per cent per year. Like The Shed, the building has been designed by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins, but this one will be situated in Stratford's Cultural Quarter alongside Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford Circus and Picturehouse cinema. The new building is set to adjoin a new cafe / bar in the adjacent empty catering unit to create a vibrant destination for the local community which will be in place for 10 years if all goes ahead as planned.
 
 
 

Granger & Co Chelsea

Opens summer 2017

Granger & Co Chelsea Opens summer 2017 Granger & Co opens in summer 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. 2017/06/09 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

 
 

Granger & Co opens in summer 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.
 
 
 

Centre Point

Opens mid 2017

Centre Point Opens mid 2017 Centre Point opens in mid 2017 | rhubarb the first of the bars and restaurants open in late 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth Tompkins

Centre Point opens in mid 2017 | rhubarb the first of the bars and restaurants open in late 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.
 
 
 

Rambla

Opens date to be confirmed, 2017

Rambla Opens date to be confirmed, 2017 Rambla opens in 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth Tompkins

Rambla opens in 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.
 
 
 

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth Tompkins

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird 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".
 
 
 

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird Chelsea
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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird Chelsea
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, salmon, 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 two floor space has the atmosphere of a bustling, urban marketplace with repurposed sake crates as stools, a 9 seater L-shaped bar on the ground floor. Downstairs there's a hand-painted mural with 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. 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird Chelsea
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, salmon, 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 two floor space has the atmosphere of a bustling, urban marketplace with repurposed sake crates as stools, a 9 seater L-shaped bar on the ground floor. Downstairs there's a hand-painted mural with 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.
 
 
 

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird Chelsea
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 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird Chelsea
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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird Chelsea
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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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. An approachable, unpretentious menu, based on international tapas-style dishes, is served in the colourful, comfortable fifty-cover dining room just off Putney High Street. 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. Tapas and sharing plates are the mainstay of the evening menu, among them cod brandade with roast green peppers, pork cheek salad, and cauliflower, sweet potato and roast cashew nuts. Added to these are pizzas with toppings like salmon, fennel and caramelised onion sauce with salmon roe, and the dish of the day. Pull up a seat at a high bar stool for a cocktail or settling in at one of the comfy banquettes. 2017/01/31 Where:
Jules, 5 Lacy Road London, SW15 1NH
Category: Brasseries

Jules, 5 Lacy Road, London, SW15 1NH

Tube: East Putney Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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. An approachable, unpretentious menu, based on international tapas-style dishes, is served in the colourful, comfortable fifty-cover dining room just off Putney High Street. 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. Tapas and sharing plates are the mainstay of the evening menu, among them cod brandade with roast green peppers, pork cheek salad, and cauliflower, sweet potato and roast cashew nuts. Added to these are pizzas with toppings like salmon, fennel and caramelised onion sauce with salmon roe, and the dish of the day. Pull up a seat at a high bar stool for a cocktail or settling in at one of the comfy banquettes.
 
 
 

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames Durrant
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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames Durrant
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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames Durrant
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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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, signal 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 Steve Lazarides gallery owner 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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, signal 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 Steve Lazarides gallery owner 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 Ice & Bowl

Opened 8th December 2016

Queens Ice & Bowl Opened 8th December 2016 A huge indoor ice rink, 12 bowling lanes, plenty of retro arcade machines and a British diner - Queens Ice and 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 at Jimmy's Diner, run in partnership with pop-up restaurateur Jimmy Garcia, resident chef on This Morning, 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 Ice & Bowl, 17 Queensway London, W2 4QP
Category: Sports Facilities

Queens Ice & Bowl, 17 Queensway, London, W2 4QP

Tube: Bayswater Underground Station, Queensway Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 - Queens Ice and 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 at Jimmy's Diner, run in partnership with pop-up restaurateur Jimmy Garcia, resident chef on This Morning, 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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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)

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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.
 
 
 

The Grocer, London City Island

Opened 9th November 2016

The Grocer, London City Island Opened 9th November 2016 A one-stop-shop combining espresso bar, deli restaurant and grocery store, The Grocer gives London City Island residents a place to eat, enjoy morning coffee and pick up essentials without leaving the island. the independent Grocer merges retail and restaurant. Designed by Amos & Amos, the bar area sits front of an open chef's table, with an arabescato bartop sitting over a rough-cut oak veneer base, reminiscent of dockside timbers found on the Thames-side site. A large chilled display unit is home to smoothies, cheese, fish, meat and deli sandwiches while fresh produce and baked goods are displayed on a central display table under filament pendants. At the back is the restaurant, enjoy pizza and Italian tapas while sitting in deep navy leather banquettes or on pale green chairs at white marble dining tables. 2016/11/09 Where:
The Grocer, London City Island, London City Island London, E14 0JU
Category: Food and Drink Shops

The Grocer, London City Island, City Island, London, E14 0JU

Tube: Canning Town Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 one-stop-shop combining espresso bar, deli restaurant and grocery store, The Grocer gives London City Island residents a place to eat, enjoy morning coffee and pick up essentials without leaving the island. the independent Grocer merges retail and restaurant. Designed by Amos & Amos, the bar area sits front of an open chef's table, with an arabescato bartop sitting over a rough-cut oak veneer base, reminiscent of dockside timbers found on the Thames-side site. A large chilled display unit is home to smoothies, cheese, fish, meat and deli sandwiches while fresh produce and baked goods are displayed on a central display table under filament pendants. At the back is the restaurant, enjoy pizza and Italian tapas while sitting in deep navy leather banquettes or on pale green chairs at white marble dining tables.
 
 
 

Bar Douro

Opened 7th November 2016

Bar Douro Opened 7th November 2016 Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro is a lovely rustic restaurant from Max Graham, whose family's business Churchill's Port has been making wine in the Douro Valley for two centuries. Inspired by t he traditional cerveijarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, the menu includes small plates of croquettes de alheira (Portuguese smoked sausage), suckling pig, octopus with sweet potato and favas, cataplana fish stew and pork ribs with ruby port glaze. Desserts are things like Fondant 'baba de camelo', Abade de priscos pudding and Pastel de nata (custard tarts). The carefully curated Portuguese wine list features the produce of independent winemakers not previously available in the UK. Owner Max draws on his experience hosting pop ups and sold out supper clubs - at Pop Brixton and Carousel - as well as a three-month residency in Porto with head chef Tiago Santos. 2016/11/07 Where:
Bar Douro, Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Central European Cuisine

Bar Douro, Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro is a lovely rustic restaurant from Max Graham, whose family's business Churchill's Port has been making wine in the Douro Valley for two centuries. Inspired by t he traditional cerveijarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, the menu includes small plates of croquettes de alheira (Portuguese smoked sausage), suckling pig, octopus with sweet potato and favas, cataplana fish stew and pork ribs with ruby port glaze. Desserts are things like Fondant 'baba de camelo', Abade de priscos pudding and Pastel de nata (custard tarts). The carefully curated Portuguese wine list features the produce of independent winemakers not previously available in the UK. Owner Max draws on his experience hosting pop ups and sold out supper clubs - at Pop Brixton and Carousel - as well as a three-month residency in Porto with head chef Tiago Santos.
 
 
 

James Cochran EC3

Opened 7th November 2016

James Cochran EC3 Opened 7th November 2016 James Cochran , former chef of renowned two Michelin star restaurant The Ledbury brings an entirely new menu to his own London restaurant, with the exception of one dish: his famous Caribbean Jerk Chicken. All dishes, from pigeon breast to roast monkfish, are made with produce sourced by local English suppliers. The fish is brought fresh from Cornwall, the meat from local farmers in Essex and vegetables are harvested in Kent. Leave room for dessert and you can choose a Snickerbockerglory or Jersey milk parfait, roasted pineapple and sesame seeds. Looking for a place to drink before or after dinner? Take your own bottle to the B.Y.O.C speakeasy underneath. 2016/11/07 Where:
James Cochran EC3, 9 Bevis Marks London, EC3A 7JA
Category: British Cuisine

James Cochran EC3, 9 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7JA

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
James Cochran , former chef of renowned two Michelin star restaurant The Ledbury brings an entirely new menu to his own London restaurant, with the exception of one dish: his famous Caribbean Jerk Chicken. All dishes, from pigeon breast to roast monkfish, are made with produce sourced by local English suppliers. The fish is brought fresh from Cornwall, the meat from local farmers in Essex and vegetables are harvested in Kent. Leave room for dessert and you can choose a Snickerbockerglory or Jersey milk parfait, roasted pineapple and sesame seeds. Looking for a place to drink before or after dinner? Take your own bottle to the B.Y.O.C speakeasy underneath.
 
 
 

citizenM London Shoreditch

Opened 7th November 2016

citizenM London Shoreditch Opened 7th November 2016 Cool design, modern art and MAC computers in the communal areas set the tone for citizenM London Shoreditch, a hip hotel with Eames chairs that's actually affordable. Entering the hotel, a spiral staircase takes you up to the first floor where work spaces and free WiFi encourage remote working, even if you're not staying here. Guests can check themselves in and self serve at the canteen but there is staff on hand to help. Top of the line Vitra furniture, large communal tables and a balcony overlooking a large mural and brightly graffitied tube trains let you know you're in Shoreditch. The rooms are small but high tech with mood lighting, an iPad control, rain shower and an enormous, blissfully comfortable bed. The 216 room Shoreditch hotel is the third citizenM in London, following Tower of London and Bankside . Located just a short walk from Shoreditch High Street Station , opposite Village Underground, this hotel is perfect for a night out in East London and the start-ups of Silicon Roundabout. 2016/11/07 Where:
citizenM London Shoreditch, 6 Holywell Lane London, EC2A 3ET
Category: New Hotels

citizenM London Shoreditch, 6 Holywell Lane, London, EC2A 3ET

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
Cool design, modern art and MAC computers in the communal areas set the tone for citizenM London Shoreditch, a hip hotel with Eames chairs that's actually affordable. Entering the hotel, a spiral staircase takes you up to the first floor where work spaces and free WiFi encourage remote working, even if you're not staying here. Guests can check themselves in and self serve at the canteen but there is staff on hand to help. Top of the line Vitra furniture, large communal tables and a balcony overlooking a large mural and brightly graffitied tube trains let you know you're in Shoreditch. The rooms are small but high tech with mood lighting, an iPad control, rain shower and an enormous, blissfully comfortable bed. The 216 room Shoreditch hotel is the third citizenM in London, following Tower of London and Bankside . Located just a short walk from Shoreditch High Street Station , opposite Village Underground, this hotel is perfect for a night out in East London and the start-ups of Silicon Roundabout.
 
 
 

BungaTINI

Opened 4th November 2016

BungaTINI Opened 4th November 2016 A spin off from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling's Bunga Bunga in Battersea, BungaTINI brings pizza, coffee and cocktails to Drury Lane in Covent Garden. Open throughout the day, guests can pop in to enjoy coffee, pastries, homemade paninis cut from foot-long homemade focaccias, salads and pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired Valoriani oven. The deli's eye-catching counter displays cured meats, antipasti and homemade pasta available to take away or eat in. The space is decorated in warm wooden panelling, terracotta and original mosaic tiles. Negronis, bellinis, spritzes, vermouths and proseccos are best enjoyed at the bar with something from the small plates menu. The perfect pit-stop pre or post-theatre, the 30-cover area upstairs can also be hired privately. But there's more to come... look in the far corner and you'll see a door into a refrigerated meat locker. Details are currently under wraps but we've been told the door leads to the start of "an immersive journey through to another world". Watch this space. 2016/11/04 Where:
BungaTINI, 167 Drury Lane London, WC2B 5PG
Category: Italian Cuisine

BungaTINI, 167 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5PG

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 spin off from Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling's Bunga Bunga in Battersea, BungaTINI brings pizza, coffee and cocktails to Drury Lane in Covent Garden. Open throughout the day, guests can pop in to enjoy coffee, pastries, homemade paninis cut from foot-long homemade focaccias, salads and pizzas, cooked in a wood-fired Valoriani oven. The deli's eye-catching counter displays cured meats, antipasti and homemade pasta available to take away or eat in. The space is decorated in warm wooden panelling, terracotta and original mosaic tiles. Negronis, bellinis, spritzes, vermouths and proseccos are best enjoyed at the bar with something from the small plates menu. The perfect pit-stop pre or post-theatre, the 30-cover area upstairs can also be hired privately. But there's more to come... look in the far corner and you'll see a door into a refrigerated meat locker. Details are currently under wraps but we've been told the door leads to the start of "an immersive journey through to another world". Watch this space.
 
 
 

Bone Daddies Victoria

Opened autumn 2016

Bone Daddies Victoria Opened autumn 2016 Japanese ramen served to a soundtrack of old school rock, Bone Daddies brings a a slice of Soho life to Nova Victoria, SW1's two billion pound residential and restaurant development. Ross Shonhan, chef-owner of Bone Daddies not only offers his signature ramen and filled buns but also introduces a contemporary take on Osaka-style Okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes). Bone Daddies has built up a loyal following with restaurants in Soho and Kensington, Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden as well as Shackfuyu in Soho, but with two floors and sizeable outside space, this is their largest venue to date. Known for putting the rock 'n' roll in ramen, the Bone Daddies playlist may be bold, brash and loud but it has to abide by a couple of rules: it must be rock, and it must be over 20 years old. 2016/11/01 Where:
Bone Daddies Victoria, Nova Victoria London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Bone Daddies Victoria, Nova Victoria, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ramen served to a soundtrack of old school rock, Bone Daddies brings a a slice of Soho life to Nova Victoria, SW1's two billion pound residential and restaurant development. Ross Shonhan, chef-owner of Bone Daddies not only offers his signature ramen and filled buns but also introduces a contemporary take on Osaka-style Okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes). Bone Daddies has built up a loyal following with restaurants in Soho and Kensington, Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden as well as Shackfuyu in Soho, but with two floors and sizeable outside space, this is their largest venue to date. Known for putting the rock 'n' roll in ramen, the Bone Daddies playlist may be bold, brash and loud but it has to abide by a couple of rules: it must be rock, and it must be over 20 years old.
 
 
 

Franco Manca, Victoria

Opened autumn 2016

Franco Manca, Victoria Opened autumn 2016 Fantastic Franco Manca pizzas are made with soft wheat flour and a long fermentation process. This is important. It's the reason these pizzas taste so good. The drawn out 24 hour fermentation transforms the starch into 'noble sugars' so creating foundation for a highly digestible pizza. Pizzas, topped with things like home cured Gloucester Old Spot ham and capers, olives, anchovies and mozzarella, are baked on-site in a wood-burning 'Tuff' brick oven made in Naples. From small beginnings in Brixton the pizza pioneers have expanded to set up branches all over London town. At Franco Manca, "Pizza-making has been elevated to an art form", says Tony Turnbull in The Times. 2016/11/01 Where:
Franco Manca, Victoria, Nova Victoria London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Italian Cuisine

Franco Manca, Victoria, Nova Victoria, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
Fantastic Franco Manca pizzas are made with soft wheat flour and a long fermentation process. This is important. It's the reason these pizzas taste so good. The drawn out 24 hour fermentation transforms the starch into 'noble sugars' so creating foundation for a highly digestible pizza. Pizzas, topped with things like home cured Gloucester Old Spot ham and capers, olives, anchovies and mozzarella, are baked on-site in a wood-burning 'Tuff' brick oven made in Naples. From small beginnings in Brixton the pizza pioneers have expanded to set up branches all over London town. At Franco Manca, "Pizza-making has been elevated to an art form", says Tony Turnbull in The Times.
 
 
 

Sakagura

Opened November 2016

Sakagura Opened November 2016 International Japanese restaurant and sake bar Sakagura brings washoku dishes - the traditional food of Japan - to Heddon Street through seasonal tasting menus, robata-grilled dishes, hand-pulled udon, soba noodles and freshly made sushi. E xecutive Chef, Kanji Furukawa and head chef, Jin Jackshin, together have a wealth of knowledge and passion for Japanese cuisine. Their washoku dishes, based on rice, miso and pickles, are beautifully presented a s sides and main dishes, served with Japanese style omotenashi hospitality. Alongside sake - some of the best premium sakes from Royal Warrant Holders Gekkeikan - are over twenty-two varieties of Japanese whisky, a selection of umeshu, shochu, craft beers as well as wines by the glass and bottle. 2016/11/01 Where:
Sakagura, 8 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BS
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Sakagura, 8 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BS

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
International Japanese restaurant and sake bar Sakagura brings washoku dishes - the traditional food of Japan - to Heddon Street through seasonal tasting menus, robata-grilled dishes, hand-pulled udon, soba noodles and freshly made sushi. E xecutive Chef, Kanji Furukawa and head chef, Jin Jackshin, together have a wealth of knowledge and passion for Japanese cuisine. Their washoku dishes, based on rice, miso and pickles, are beautifully presented a s sides and main dishes, served with Japanese style omotenashi hospitality. Alongside sake - some of the best premium sakes from Royal Warrant Holders Gekkeikan - are over twenty-two varieties of Japanese whisky, a selection of umeshu, shochu, craft beers as well as wines by the glass and bottle.
 
 
 

HIPCHIPS

Opened late October 2016

HIPCHIPS Opened late October 2016 No mere side dish here, HIPCHIPS promotes the humble potato crisp to hero ingredient and pairs the hand-made fries with savoury and sweet fresh dips, served on a conveyor belt. Scott Davis (Providores, Mirabelle, Fifty St James) gives his chips and dips the same care and attention usually reserved for fine dining. From Katsu curry and Baba Ganoush to Moroccan Yoghurt and pickled onion cheese fondue, these moreish dips are all made from the finest seasonal ingredients, and designed to mix, match and share with friends. He even goes so far as to pair the sliced potatoes with dessert dips. Sweet options include crisps dusted with cinnamon sugar and matched with 'pudding dips' like rhubarb and custard, S'mores and chocolate, and salted caramel. 2016/10/31 Where:
HIPCHIPS, 49 Old Compton Street London, W1D 6HL
Category: British Cuisine

HIPCHIPS, 49 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 6HL

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

 
 
No mere side dish here, HIPCHIPS promotes the humble potato crisp to hero ingredient and pairs the hand-made fries with savoury and sweet fresh dips, served on a conveyor belt. Scott Davis (Providores, Mirabelle, Fifty St James) gives his chips and dips the same care and attention usually reserved for fine dining. From Katsu curry and Baba Ganoush to Moroccan Yoghurt and pickled onion cheese fondue, these moreish dips are all made from the finest seasonal ingredients, and designed to mix, match and share with friends. He even goes so far as to pair the sliced potatoes with dessert dips. Sweet options include crisps dusted with cinnamon sugar and matched with 'pudding dips' like rhubarb and custard, S'mores and chocolate, and salted caramel.
 
 
 

Street XO

Opened 31st October 2016

Street XO Opened 31st October 2016 Street XO is David Munoz's more accessible younger sibling to Diver XO, Madrid's only three Michelin starred restaurant. Creating his first restaurant outside Spain, David returns to the city where it all started - previously at Nobu and Hakkasan, Munoz calls London his second home. Fun and frenetic, Munoz's is an upbeat approach to cooking yet intricate dishes - like Pekinese dumpling with crunchy pig's ear or octopus with bone marrow foam and churros - appear like works of art. There's little delineation between chefs and waiters as both weave in and out from the kitchen. Stained wood, deep red marble and concrete alongside exposed pipework and salvaged fixtures from a container ship create an industrial backdrop to the dramatic artworks and neon light installations. A fun night out from the enfant terrible of Spanish gastronomy. 2016/10/31 Where:
Street XO, 15 Old Burlington Street London, W1X 1RL
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Street XO, 15 Old Burlington Street, London, W1X 1RL

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Green Park Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
Street XO is David Munoz's more accessible younger sibling to Diver XO, Madrid's only three Michelin starred restaurant. Creating his first restaurant outside Spain, David returns to the city where it all started - previously at Nobu and Hakkasan, Munoz calls London his second home. Fun and frenetic, Munoz's is an upbeat approach to cooking yet intricate dishes - like Pekinese dumpling with crunchy pig's ear or octopus with bone marrow foam and churros - appear like works of art. There's little delineation between chefs and waiters as both weave in and out from the kitchen. Stained wood, deep red marble and concrete alongside exposed pipework and salvaged fixtures from a container ship create an industrial backdrop to the dramatic artworks and neon light installations. A fun night out from the enfant terrible of Spanish gastronomy.
 
 
 

Boxpark Croydon

Opened 28 & 29 October 2016

Boxpark Croydon Opened 28 & 29 October 2016 Just like the original Boxpark in Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon will be constructed from shipping containers, but this time there will be 80 units and a covered courtyard for year-round events. Bigger than its predecessor, size isn't the only difference. This time the focus is on three things: food, drink and events. With an events space of around 20,000 square feet, there's capacity for audiences of 2,000 plus. Promising a 'casual dining revolution', only carefully chosen independent brands that you won't find on the high street are allowed to set up shop here. Once the creeping gentrification of London reached Peckham, many bright young professionals shipped out to Croydon to find an affordable place to live. Now the home town of Kate Moss and Tracey Emin has another claim to fame: Croydon (whisper it) is the new Shoreditch. 2016/10/29 Where:
Boxpark Croydon, Ruskin Square London, CR0 0XH
Category:

Boxpark Croydon, Ruskin Square, London, CR0 0XH

Tube: Colliers Wood Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
Just like the original Boxpark in Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon will be constructed from shipping containers, but this time there will be 80 units and a covered courtyard for year-round events. Bigger than its predecessor, size isn't the only difference. This time the focus is on three things: food, drink and events. With an events space of around 20,000 square feet, there's capacity for audiences of 2,000 plus. Promising a 'casual dining revolution', only carefully chosen independent brands that you won't find on the high street are allowed to set up shop here. Once the creeping gentrification of London reached Peckham, many bright young professionals shipped out to Croydon to find an affordable place to live. Now the home town of Kate Moss and Tracey Emin has another claim to fame: Croydon (whisper it) is the new Shoreditch.
 
 
 

Caravan Bankside

Opened 27th October 2016

Caravan Bankside Opened 27th October 2016 New Zealand trio, Miles Kirby, Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann, the team behind the independent Caravan coffee shops in Exmouth Market and on Granary Square, have a third site: the 140-cover Caravan Bankside, a stone's throw from the Tate Modern extension and housed on the ground floor of the old Metal Box Factory. Not just good for coffee - though that is their strength - Caravan is known for its all-day food menus, pizzas, daily bakes and a globally-inspired menu. Breakfast and weekend brunch feature many of the signature dishes that Caravan does so well like baked eggs with tomato pepper ragout and Jalapeno corn bread French toast. The all-day menu (served from noon through to late dinner) includes globally-inspired options such as hot chilli crab claw and farmers cheese, pickled green walnuts and honey. Take a seat at the custom-made marble-topped bar where a weekly changing 'House Cocktail' and 'House Juice' is served from vintage milk pails at the end of the bar. 2016/10/27 Where:
Caravan Bankside, The Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street London, SE1 0HS
Category: Cafes and Delis

Caravan Bankside, The Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, London, SE1 0HS

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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
New Zealand trio, Miles Kirby, Laura Harper-Hinton and Chris Ammermann, the team behind the independent Caravan coffee shops in Exmouth Market and on Granary Square, have a third site: the 140-cover Caravan Bankside, a stone's throw from the Tate Modern extension and housed on the ground floor of the old Metal Box Factory. Not just good for coffee - though that is their strength - Caravan is known for its all-day food menus, pizzas, daily bakes and a globally-inspired menu. Breakfast and weekend brunch feature many of the signature dishes that Caravan does so well like baked eggs with tomato pepper ragout and Jalapeno corn bread French toast. The all-day menu (served from noon through to late dinner) includes globally-inspired options such as hot chilli crab claw and farmers cheese, pickled green walnuts and honey. Take a seat at the custom-made marble-topped bar where a weekly changing 'House Cocktail' and 'House Juice' is served from vintage milk pails at the end of the bar.
 
 
 

Omeara

Opened autumn 2016

Omeara Opened autumn 2016 Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down London's live music venues and opens one instead. Omeara in Borough's Flat Iron Square, a new development five minutes' walk from London Bridge, Southwark and Borough tube stations. Putting the old railway arches to good use, Omeara is part of The Low Line - inspired by New York's High Line but, well, lower - a pedestrian walkway which follows the railway line from Borough Market to Southwark tube station. Indie club nights, talks, comedy, burlesque and magic are just some of the events alongside the live music offering at Omeara where a state-of-the-art sound system ensures the music rings true. 2016/10/25 Where:
Omeara, 6 O'Meara Street, Union Street London, SE1 1TE
Category: Live Music

Omeara, 6 O'Meara Street, Union Street, London, SE1 1TE

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down London's live music venues and opens one instead. Omeara in Borough's Flat Iron Square, a new development five minutes' walk from London Bridge, Southwark and Borough tube stations. Putting the old railway arches to good use, Omeara is part of The Low Line - inspired by New York's High Line but, well, lower - a pedestrian walkway which follows the railway line from Borough Market to Southwark tube station. Indie club nights, talks, comedy, burlesque and magic are just some of the events alongside the live music offering at Omeara where a state-of-the-art sound system ensures the music rings true.
 
 
 

Pilpel

Opened 24th October 2016

Pilpel Opened 24th October 2016 Named after founder Uri Dinay's childhood nickname, Pilpel (meaning chilli pepper) offers falafels from a recipe developed over 60 years working on a falafel kiosk in Tel Aviv. Grandfather Zion's secret recipe results in a falafel with a crisp exterior and fluffy centre. Choose from falafel in a warmed pita or salad box, both filled with shredded carrots, red cabbage, pickled cucumbers, jalapenos and crunchy onions plus a swish of homemade houmous. Aubergine, guacamole, feta, hard-boiled eggs and sundried tomatoes as well as homemade tahini sauce (which you can buy bottled at the counter) make a delicious vegetarian meal. These chickpea energy balls are guaranteed to keep you firing on all cylinders well past the 3pm slump. 2016/10/24 Where:
Pilpel, 60 Alie Street London, E1 8PX
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Pilpel, 60 Alie Street, London, E1 8PX

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
Named after founder Uri Dinay's childhood nickname, Pilpel (meaning chilli pepper) offers falafels from a recipe developed over 60 years working on a falafel kiosk in Tel Aviv. Grandfather Zion's secret recipe results in a falafel with a crisp exterior and fluffy centre. Choose from falafel in a warmed pita or salad box, both filled with shredded carrots, red cabbage, pickled cucumbers, jalapenos and crunchy onions plus a swish of homemade houmous. Aubergine, guacamole, feta, hard-boiled eggs and sundried tomatoes as well as homemade tahini sauce (which you can buy bottled at the counter) make a delicious vegetarian meal. These chickpea energy balls are guaranteed to keep you firing on all cylinders well past the 3pm slump.
 
 
 

Veneta

Opened 24th October 2016

Veneta Opened 24th October 2016 Taking inspiration from the gondolas and canals of Venice, Veneta is the Salt Yard Group - see also Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard - getting misty eyed about the 'floating city' of a bygone era and giving it a hefty dose of modern day glamour. Reached by a stunning handcrafted staircase, the restaurant is an enchanting space seating 110 at the bar, banquette booths and intimate tables. A mezzanine level, which can be booked for private hire, is the prime position from which diners can look out over those in the bustling restaurant below. Located in the swish, pedestrianised St James's Market development, outside there's an extensive terrace - the perfect spot to watch the world go by. Head Chef Jamie Thickett (formerly of Opera Tavern) has put forward a menu inspired by classic Venetian dishes, there's fresh seafood at the raw bar as well as charcuterie and cheeses from the Veneto region, served from a trolley. Breakfast will be an event, offering both indulgent and healthy options, all with a Venetian twist. 2016/10/24 Where:
Veneta, St James's Market London, SW1Y 4SB
Category: Italian Cuisine

Veneta, St James's Market, London, SW1Y 4SB

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
Taking inspiration from the gondolas and canals of Venice, Veneta is the Salt Yard Group - see also Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard - getting misty eyed about the 'floating city' of a bygone era and giving it a hefty dose of modern day glamour. Reached by a stunning handcrafted staircase, the restaurant is an enchanting space seating 110 at the bar, banquette booths and intimate tables. A mezzanine level, which can be booked for private hire, is the prime position from which diners can look out over those in the bustling restaurant below. Located in the swish, pedestrianised St James's Market development, outside there's an extensive terrace - the perfect spot to watch the world go by. Head Chef Jamie Thickett (formerly of Opera Tavern) has put forward a menu inspired by classic Venetian dishes, there's fresh seafood at the raw bar as well as charcuterie and cheeses from the Veneto region, served from a trolley. Breakfast will be an event, offering both indulgent and healthy options, all with a Venetian twist.
 
 
 

The Grill at McQueen

Opened 22nd October 2016

The Grill at McQueen Opened 22nd October 2016 Legendary Shoreditch venue McQueen teams up with former Hawksmoor head chef, Richard Sandiford, to create The Grill at McQueen, a steak restaurant that's a cut above the rest. Richard James, also ex-Hawksmoor, is head chef, delivering a menu that uses seasonal produce from trusted suppliers - the bread for example, comes from just around the corner at The Dusty Knuckle Bakery in Hackney. Taking its name from the Hollywood star, The Grill at McQueen takes its cue from steak restaurants from across the pond, with diners invited to choose from an extensive selection of steaks. Wines, bourbons and other whiskeys are the mainstay of the drinks menu with flights of each as well as a list of punchy cocktails. 2016/10/22 Where:
The Grill at McQueen, 55-61 Tabernacle Street London, EC2A 4AA
Category:

The Grill at McQueen, 55-61 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4AA

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
Legendary Shoreditch venue McQueen teams up with former Hawksmoor head chef, Richard Sandiford, to create The Grill at McQueen, a steak restaurant that's a cut above the rest. Richard James, also ex-Hawksmoor, is head chef, delivering a menu that uses seasonal produce from trusted suppliers - the bread for example, comes from just around the corner at The Dusty Knuckle Bakery in Hackney. Taking its name from the Hollywood star, The Grill at McQueen takes its cue from steak restaurants from across the pond, with diners invited to choose from an extensive selection of steaks. Wines, bourbons and other whiskeys are the mainstay of the drinks menu with flights of each as well as a list of punchy cocktails.
 
 
 

Comptoir Libanais, John Lewis

Opened 21st October 2016

Comptoir Libanais, John Lewis Opened 21st October 2016 On the fourth floor of John Lewis's flagship Oxford Street store , Comptoir Libanais delivers a healthy dose of large salads in rainbow colours, halloumi wraps and hearty tagines. Ideal for refuelling while shopping - it's conveniently located next to the Baby and Child department - lunchtime brings a beautiful kaleidoscope of sharing hot and cold mezze with traditional dips like hommos and baba ghanuj, pickles, falafel, grilled halloumi or lamb kibbeh. Tender meats hot off the grill include chicken kofta and the Comptoir lamb burger, or a selection of hearty tagines and chef's specials. 2016/10/21 Where:
Comptoir Libanais, John Lewis, John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street London, W1C 1DX
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Comptoir Libanais, John Lewis, John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, London, W1C 1DX

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
On the fourth floor of John Lewis's flagship Oxford Street store , Comptoir Libanais delivers a healthy dose of large salads in rainbow colours, halloumi wraps and hearty tagines. Ideal for refuelling while shopping - it's conveniently located next to the Baby and Child department - lunchtime brings a beautiful kaleidoscope of sharing hot and cold mezze with traditional dips like hommos and baba ghanuj, pickles, falafel, grilled halloumi or lamb kibbeh. Tender meats hot off the grill include chicken kofta and the Comptoir lamb burger, or a selection of hearty tagines and chef's specials.
 
 
 

Hotel Chocolat

Opened 13th October 2016

Hotel Chocolat Opened 13th October 2016 At Hotel Chocolat you'll find everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to sweet treats to satisfy your everyday chocolate fix, all made with a high content of cocoa. With its own Rabot Estate cocoa plantation and a chocolate manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire, this is a company that oversees all aspects of its chocolate making, from the tree to the finished product. This London Bridge branch is walking distance from their restaurant Rabot 1745 in Borough Market where cocoa is at the heart of the menu. 2016/10/21 Where:
Hotel Chocolat, London Bridge Station London, SE1 9SP
Category: Food and Drink Shops

Hotel Chocolat, Bridge Station, London, SE1 9SP

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
At Hotel Chocolat you'll find everything from elegant gift boxes of chocolate to sweet treats to satisfy your everyday chocolate fix, all made with a high content of cocoa. With its own Rabot Estate cocoa plantation and a chocolate manufacturing facility in Cambridgeshire, this is a company that oversees all aspects of its chocolate making, from the tree to the finished product. This London Bridge branch is walking distance from their restaurant Rabot 1745 in Borough Market where cocoa is at the heart of the menu.
 
 
 

St James's Market

Opened 21st October 2016

St James's Market Opened 21st October 2016 An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable 210,000 square feet of modern office accommodation and five flagship stores. Italian brand, Smeg, Swiss cycling clothing brand, ASSOS, Paul & Shark, and Jigsaw are four of the shops in the area and, in the pedestrianised part behind are seven restaurants, the first of which opened from the end of October 2016. The Salt Yard Group's Veneta is opposite Aquavit, an outpost of New York's famous Nordic restaurant. London ramen noodle restaurant group, Tonkotsu, opens its premium restaurant, Anzu, here and Danish bakers Ole & Steen are expected to launch their first UK restaurant before Christmas 2016. 2016/10/21 Where:
St James's Market, St James's London, SW1Y 4QQ
Category:

St James's Market, St James's, London, SW1Y 4QQ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina Jackson
An impressive 450 million pound development in the heart of London, St James's Market is home to a sizeable 210,000 square feet of modern office accommodation and five flagship stores. Italian brand, Smeg, Swiss cycling clothing brand, ASSOS, Paul & Shark, and Jigsaw are four of the shops in the area and, in the pedestrianised part behind are seven restaurants, the first of which opened from the end of October 2016. The Salt Yard Group's Veneta is opposite Aquavit, an outpost of New York's famous Nordic restaurant. London ramen noodle restaurant group, Tonkotsu, opens its premium restaurant, Anzu, here and Danish bakers Ole & Steen are expected to launch their first UK restaurant before Christmas 2016.
 
 
 

Burnt Lemon Bakery

Opened 20th October 2016

Burnt Lemon Bakery Opened 20th October 2016 Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the UK. All breads are leavened and fermented with wild yeasts for a minimum of 16 hours, providing a depth of rounded and complex flavours. The source and seasonality of the ingredients is paramount and the ever changing menu of pressed sandwiches, cakes, tarts and pies will be freshly made each morning and baked throughout the day at Flat Iron Square. 2016/10/20 Where:
Burnt Lemon Bakery, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Delicatessens

Burnt Lemon Bakery, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
Founded by chef and baker Matthew Dryden in early 2016, Burnt Lemon Bakery is serious about sourdough breads, made exclusively with organic flours milled in the UK. All breads are leavened and fermented with wild yeasts for a minimum of 16 hours, providing a depth of rounded and complex flavours. The source and seasonality of the ingredients is paramount and the ever changing menu of pressed sandwiches, cakes, tarts and pies will be freshly made each morning and baked throughout the day at Flat Iron Square.
 
 
 

Devonshire House

Opened 20th October 2016

Devonshire House Opened 20th October 2016 Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire House, a restored Georgian townhouse with a cocktail bar, exhibition space and private dining rooms. The Grade II listed house retains many period details behind its stucco-faced exterior, including staircases, fireplaces, shutters, joinery and other original details. 2016/10/20 Where:
Devonshire House, 64 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Bars

Devonshire House, 64 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire House, a restored Georgian townhouse with a cocktail bar, exhibition space and private dining rooms. The Grade II listed house retains many period details behind its stucco-faced exterior, including staircases, fireplaces, shutters, joinery and other original details.
 
 
 

Ekachai

Opened 20th October 2016

Ekachai Opened 20th October 2016 The fourth branch of Ekachai in London, this Flat Iron Square restaurant brings the flavours of South East Asia to SE1 with classic Thai, Malay and Cantonese street food dishes straight from the wok. So you'll find Pad Thai, Nasi Goreng and Char Kway Teow on the menu. They also offer handmade dim sum and little plates, including fried pot-sticker dumplings and steamed prawn and scallop Siu Mai. Find further branches of Ekachai in The City, Wandsworth and Selfridges. 2016/10/20 Where:
Ekachai, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Ekachai, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
The fourth branch of Ekachai in London, this Flat Iron Square restaurant brings the flavours of South East Asia to SE1 with classic Thai, Malay and Cantonese street food dishes straight from the wok. So you'll find Pad Thai, Nasi Goreng and Char Kway Teow on the menu. They also offer handmade dim sum and little plates, including fried pot-sticker dumplings and steamed prawn and scallop Siu Mai. Find further branches of Ekachai in The City, Wandsworth and Selfridges.
 
 
 

Flat Iron Square

Opened 20th October 2016

Flat Iron Square Opened 20th October 2016 The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has eight pop-up kitchen units at its heart, with restaurant consultant Jon Spiteri - a founding partner at St John who helped relaunch Quo Vadis in 2012 - curating the different food offerings. The triangular space at the junction of Union Street and Southwark Bridge Road is made up of six railway arches, two are home to Bar Douro and Where The Pancakes Are. Linking Flat Iron Square to neighbouring railway arches is The Low Line - a London take on New York's High Line... but lower. Follow The Low Line and you'll reach Union Yard Arches, a new development by Network Rail and a hive of cultural activity. Here you'll find the Union Theatre, Spanish Theatre Company and Omeara, Ben Lovett's live music venue, as well as hip restaurants like Macellaio whose meat-filled window looks for all the world like a Damien Hirst art work. 2016/10/20 Where:
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category:

Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has eight pop-up kitchen units at its heart, with restaurant consultant Jon Spiteri - a founding partner at St John who helped relaunch Quo Vadis in 2012 - curating the different food offerings. The triangular space at the junction of Union Street and Southwark Bridge Road is made up of six railway arches, two are home to Bar Douro and Where The Pancakes Are. Linking Flat Iron Square to neighbouring railway arches is The Low Line - a London take on New York's High Line... but lower. Follow The Low Line and you'll reach Union Yard Arches, a new development by Network Rail and a hive of cultural activity. Here you'll find the Union Theatre, Spanish Theatre Company and Omeara, Ben Lovett's live music venue, as well as hip restaurants like Macellaio whose meat-filled window looks for all the world like a Damien Hirst art work.
 
 
 

Laffa

Opened 20th October 2016

Laffa Opened 20th October 2016 Laffa, which takes its name from the Middle Eastern flatbread used as a wrap, gives a modern take on Eastern Mediterranean street food. Created by Ben MacAndrews and Gabriel Langford, Laffa - trading at Rupert Street, Soho, Wednesday to Friday lunchtimes and Broadgate Circle on various weekdays prior to opening here at Flat Iron Square - has been inspired by the food stalls and cooking of the Levant, the area spanning the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean. Their changing menu means vegetables and marinated meats are grilled then piled up into a warm fluffy pita or 'laffa' together with seasonal salads, fragrant herbs and their homemade sauces. Dishes to sample include lamb kofta, sabich, harissa and mint steak bavette, lemon and za'atar chicken, grilled aubergine and halloumi. 2016/10/20 Where:
Laffa, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Laffa, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
Laffa, which takes its name from the Middle Eastern flatbread used as a wrap, gives a modern take on Eastern Mediterranean street food. Created by Ben MacAndrews and Gabriel Langford, Laffa - trading at Rupert Street, Soho, Wednesday to Friday lunchtimes and Broadgate Circle on various weekdays prior to opening here at Flat Iron Square - has been inspired by the food stalls and cooking of the Levant, the area spanning the shores of the Eastern Mediterranean. Their changing menu means vegetables and marinated meats are grilled then piled up into a warm fluffy pita or 'laffa' together with seasonal salads, fragrant herbs and their homemade sauces. Dishes to sample include lamb kofta, sabich, harissa and mint steak bavette, lemon and za'atar chicken, grilled aubergine and halloumi.
 
 
 

Manti

Opened 20th October 2016

Manti Opened 20th October 2016 Mike and Ollie started out selling superb wraps at Brockley Market and graduated to a small but superb neighbourhood restaurant in Camberwell, 'Queen's'. With Manti, Michael Richardson and Ollie bring their popular handmade Turkish dumplings to Flat Iron Square, filled with seasonal British ingredients and served with tangy seasoned yoghurt, smoky black chilli butter, deep fried breadcrumbs and handfuls of beautiful fresh herbs. Gleened and adapted from a cook's train tour between St Pancras and Istanbul, Mike has taken these dumplings and filled them with the best British produce he can get his hands on. Expect roast beetroot and Brockley made Persian feta, Lake District lamb, cinnamon, pumpkin and freshly minced south coast fish, fresh mint and salted lemon. 2016/10/20 Where:
Manti, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Turkish Cuisine

Manti, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
Mike and Ollie started out selling superb wraps at Brockley Market and graduated to a small but superb neighbourhood restaurant in Camberwell, 'Queen's'. With Manti, Michael Richardson and Ollie bring their popular handmade Turkish dumplings to Flat Iron Square, filled with seasonal British ingredients and served with tangy seasoned yoghurt, smoky black chilli butter, deep fried breadcrumbs and handfuls of beautiful fresh herbs. Gleened and adapted from a cook's train tour between St Pancras and Istanbul, Mike has taken these dumplings and filled them with the best British produce he can get his hands on. Expect roast beetroot and Brockley made Persian feta, Lake District lamb, cinnamon, pumpkin and freshly minced south coast fish, fresh mint and salted lemon.
 
 
 

Savage Salads

Opened 20th October 2016

Savage Salads Opened 20th October 2016 Savage Salads is the brainchild of Italian chef Davide Del Gatto and former restaurant manager Kristina Gustafsson from Sweden. They're on a mission to bring healthy food and interesting salads to London that go beyond the basic leaf and vegetable combinations. Their delicious salads are available at Berwick Street Market in Soho on weekdays, at Strutton Ground in Victoria Monday to Wednesday, and at St Giles in the Fields market in Covent Garden every Thursday. From October 2016, they add another source for their Savage Salads in the food, drink and music hub at Flat Iron Square. Wholesome, fresh and innovative salads that taste delicious and keep you fuller longer. 2016/10/20 Where:
Savage Salads, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category:

Savage Salads, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery
Savage Salads is the brainchild of Italian chef Davide Del Gatto and former restaurant manager Kristina Gustafsson from Sweden. They're on a mission to bring healthy food and interesting salads to London that go beyond the basic leaf and vegetable combinations. Their delicious salads are available at Berwick Street Market in Soho on weekdays, at Strutton Ground in Victoria Monday to Wednesday, and at St Giles in the Fields market in Covent Garden every Thursday. From October 2016, they add another source for their Savage Salads in the food, drink and music hub at Flat Iron Square. Wholesome, fresh and innovative salads that taste delicious and keep you fuller longer.
 
 
 

South West Social Club

Opened 20th October 2016

South West Social Club Opened 20th October 2016 South West Social Club , a group that combines the talents of Marcus Mumford, Gill Meller, who headed up the River Cottage kitchen for over 10 years and Sam Ursual, an experienced farmer, a passionate conservationist, brings their vintage Airstream, Sylvia, to Flat Iron Square . This small syndicate of cooks and farmers share a handful of ideals and ideas, and eating delicious food is one of them. In 2016 they fell in love with a 1975 Airstream land yacht. So enamoured with the aerodynamic aluminium travel trailer they named her, ' Sylvia' is the group's first street food outlet. 2016/10/20 Where:
South West Social Club, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category:

South West Social Club, Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'
South West Social Club , a group that combines the talents of Marcus Mumford, Gill Meller, who headed up the River Cottage kitchen for over 10 years and Sam Ursual, an experienced farmer, a passionate conservationist, brings their vintage Airstream, Sylvia, to Flat Iron Square . This small syndicate of cooks and farmers share a handful of ideals and ideas, and eating delicious food is one of them. In 2016 they fell in love with a 1975 Airstream land yacht. So enamoured with the aerodynamic aluminium travel trailer they named her, ' Sylvia' is the group's first street food outlet.
 
 
 

Burdock

Opened Tuesday 11th October 2016

Burdock Opened Tuesday 11th October 2016 Burdock, the stylish bar within the Montcalm Royal London House hotel in Finsbury Square, is serious about its brews. For evidence look to the four overhanging tank beers stocked with rotating guest craft ales. With interiors designed by Tonik and the backing of Tom and Ed Martin's ETM Group - the guys who gave us The Botanist on Sloane Square and the Jugged Hare, among others - the all-day bar has all the right credentials to be top of its class. Serving bar food and cocktails to as many as 100 people for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the 2,000 square foot bar is one of two places the ETM Group operates within the 256-room hotel. Up on the tenth floor, Aviary rooftop restaurant, bar and grill is three times the size of Burdock and offers sky high dining in a Russell Sage Studio designed dining room and with city views from the large south-facing terrace. 2016/10/16 Where:
Burdock, The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1DX
Category: Bars

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

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'
Burdock, the stylish bar within the Montcalm Royal London House hotel in Finsbury Square, is serious about its brews. For evidence look to the four overhanging tank beers stocked with rotating guest craft ales. With interiors designed by Tonik and the backing of Tom and Ed Martin's ETM Group - the guys who gave us The Botanist on Sloane Square and the Jugged Hare, among others - the all-day bar has all the right credentials to be top of its class. Serving bar food and cocktails to as many as 100 people for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the 2,000 square foot bar is one of two places the ETM Group operates within the 256-room hotel. Up on the tenth floor, Aviary rooftop restaurant, bar and grill is three times the size of Burdock and offers sky high dining in a Russell Sage Studio designed dining room and with city views from the large south-facing terrace.
 
 
 

B.Y.O.C. East

Opened October 2016

B.Y.O.C. East Opened October 2016 Hidden in the basement of James Cochran's restaurant in EC3, this subterranean parlour is the fifth instalment of the much-loved bring your own cocktail collection. B.Y.O.C. is famed for being the bar where you bring the hard stuff - vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whisky or whatever your tipple. Expert mixologists then create cocktails using the (unbroken bottle of) booze you've brought along. After getting to know your personal mixologist for the night, they'll create a cocktail perfectly matching your mood and your stash of alcohol, all presented in beautiful chilled glassware. For more from B.Y.O.C. head to Covent Garden, Camden or Soho. 2016/10/15 Where:
B.Y.O.C. East, 19 Bevis Marks London, EC3A 7JA
Category: Bars

B.Y.O.C. East, 19 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7JA

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'
Hidden in the basement of James Cochran's restaurant in EC3, this subterranean parlour is the fifth instalment of the much-loved bring your own cocktail collection. B.Y.O.C. is famed for being the bar where you bring the hard stuff - vodka, gin, rum, tequila, whisky or whatever your tipple. Expert mixologists then create cocktails using the (unbroken bottle of) booze you've brought along. After getting to know your personal mixologist for the night, they'll create a cocktail perfectly matching your mood and your stash of alcohol, all presented in beautiful chilled glassware. For more from B.Y.O.C. head to Covent Garden, Camden or Soho.
 
 
 

Fucina

Opened October 2016

Fucina Opened October 2016 Kurt Zdesar, who has had a hand in setting up Nobu, Ping Pong and - working alongside Alan Yau - Hakkasan , is behind this Italian restaurant and bakery in Marylebone. Handmade pasta, rolled just before service, and stone-baked pizza are, like almost everything at Fucina - bread, pastries, pasta, charcuterie and gelato - created in-house at the restaurant run by head chef Stefano Stecca. He trained as a sous chef at the Michelin-starred Zafferano and most recently ran Toto's in Knightsbridge. The light-filled restaurant, d esigned by Andy Martin Architecture, features an undulating red brick-lined ceiling, to emulate the inside of a pizza oven. In the dining room is a large marble bar which at one end serves classic Italian cocktails and at the other end a cichetti bar - here you'll see the chefs adding the final touch to dishes sent up from the lower ground kitchen. The restaurant officially opens in October 2016 and is followed a month later by Panetteria by Fucina , the bakery next door. 2016/10/15 Where:
Fucina, 26 Paddington Street London, W1U 5QY
Category: Italian Cuisine

Fucina, 26 Paddington Street, London, W1U 5QY

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'
Kurt Zdesar, who has had a hand in setting up Nobu, Ping Pong and - working alongside Alan Yau - Hakkasan , is behind this Italian restaurant and bakery in Marylebone. Handmade pasta, rolled just before service, and stone-baked pizza are, like almost everything at Fucina - bread, pastries, pasta, charcuterie and gelato - created in-house at the restaurant run by head chef Stefano Stecca. He trained as a sous chef at the Michelin-starred Zafferano and most recently ran Toto's in Knightsbridge. The light-filled restaurant, d esigned by Andy Martin Architecture, features an undulating red brick-lined ceiling, to emulate the inside of a pizza oven. In the dining room is a large marble bar which at one end serves classic Italian cocktails and at the other end a cichetti bar - here you'll see the chefs adding the final touch to dishes sent up from the lower ground kitchen. The restaurant officially opens in October 2016 and is followed a month later by Panetteria by Fucina , the bakery next door.
 
 
 

M RAW

Opened October 2016

M RAW Opened October 2016 Part of celeb hotspot M Victoria and under the same roof as M GRILL, M RAW is the first gluten-free restaurant in London to serve 'Michelin quality food'. Come here for sustainably caught fish on offer in tartars, tempura, hot earth bowls and bento boxes. The sashimi collection, made using cobia - "the Wagyu of the sea" - is a speciality and includes king fish, octopus and sea bass caught with the Ike Jime fishing method - known to be a reliably sustainable way to fish. Says owner Martin Williams, "More restaurants than ever before are offering gluten free dishes on their menus. But few are offering a total menu." So, whether you have a dietary restriction like Celiac Disease or you choose not to eat gluten, at M RAW you can eat everything on the menu. 2016/10/15 Where:
M RAW, Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street London, SW1E 6SQ
Category:

M RAW, Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6SQ

Tube: Victoria Station, St James's Park Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu Tartar
Part of celeb hotspot M Victoria and under the same roof as M GRILL, M RAW is the first gluten-free restaurant in London to serve 'Michelin quality food'. Come here for sustainably caught fish on offer in tartars, tempura, hot earth bowls and bento boxes. The sashimi collection, made using cobia - "the Wagyu of the sea" - is a speciality and includes king fish, octopus and sea bass caught with the Ike Jime fishing method - known to be a reliably sustainable way to fish. Says owner Martin Williams, "More restaurants than ever before are offering gluten free dishes on their menus. But few are offering a total menu." So, whether you have a dietary restriction like Celiac Disease or you choose not to eat gluten, at M RAW you can eat everything on the menu.
 
 
 

MNKY HSE

Opened 15th October 2016

MNKY HSE Opened 15th October 2016 On the site of the iconic Dover Street Wine Bar, MNKY HSE brings funk, Latin spirit, DJs and live music to Mayfair. Serving good quality Latin American food ( head chef is Pablo Penalosa Najera, previously at the Four Seasons in Bogota and Mexico City) and premium cocktails alongside live music and DJs, the two floor has an intimate bar / lounge area upstairs, and a stylish restaurant downstairs. Both floors boast a stage where DJs and live music keep the party jumping. A vast list of cocktails and mezcals can be surveyed in surroundings of dark wood parquet flooring and leather-clad banquette style seating . Along with Park Chinois and Albert's in Chelsea, MNKY HSE heralds a move away from traditional nightclubing, towards late night dining. 2016/10/15 Where:
MNKY HSE, 10 Dover Street London, W1S 4LQ
Category: South American Cuisine

MNKY HSE, 10 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LQ

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu Tartar
On the site of the iconic Dover Street Wine Bar, MNKY HSE brings funk, Latin spirit, DJs and live music to Mayfair. Serving good quality Latin American food ( head chef is Pablo Penalosa Najera, previously at the Four Seasons in Bogota and Mexico City) and premium cocktails alongside live music and DJs, the two floor has an intimate bar / lounge area upstairs, and a stylish restaurant downstairs. Both floors boast a stage where DJs and live music keep the party jumping. A vast list of cocktails and mezcals can be surveyed in surroundings of dark wood parquet flooring and leather-clad banquette style seating . Along with Park Chinois and Albert's in Chelsea, MNKY HSE heralds a move away from traditional nightclubing, towards late night dining.
 
 
 

The Ivy Cafe, St Johns Wood

Opened mid October 2016

The Ivy Cafe, St Johns Wood Opened mid October 2016 A spin-off from the famous Ivy restaurant, The Ivy Cafe, St John's Wood is part of a mini-chain of neighbourhood restaurants cropping up all over London. With approximately 120 covers making up the restaurant and terraces, the cafe features a cafe-style menu offering breakfast, elevenses, lunch, light snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails, weekend brunch and dinner. Holding back a proportion of tables for walk-ins, locals can drop in anytime from dawn till dark, seven days a week. The Caprice group - owners of THE Ivy - have been rapidly expanding The Ivy brand with cafes in Marylebone and Wimbledon along with branches of The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden, Kensington and Chelsea. 2016/10/15 Where:
The Ivy Cafe, St Johns Wood, 120 St John's Wood High Street London, NW8 7SG
Category: Brasseries

The Ivy Cafe, St Johns Wood, 120 St John's Wood High Street, London, NW8 7SG

Tube: St John's Wood Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu Tartar
A spin-off from the famous Ivy restaurant, The Ivy Cafe, St John's Wood is part of a mini-chain of neighbourhood restaurants cropping up all over London. With approximately 120 covers making up the restaurant and terraces, the cafe features a cafe-style menu offering breakfast, elevenses, lunch, light snacks, afternoon tea, cocktails, weekend brunch and dinner. Holding back a proportion of tables for walk-ins, locals can drop in anytime from dawn till dark, seven days a week. The Caprice group - owners of THE Ivy - have been rapidly expanding The Ivy brand with cafes in Marylebone and Wimbledon along with branches of The Ivy Market Grill in Covent Garden, Kensington and Chelsea.
 
 
 

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Opened 12th October 2016

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery Opened 12th October 2016 Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery aims to inspire visitors of all ages with interactive exhibits, artworks, live demonstrations and immersive experiences. Split into seven zones, it features over 50 exhibits, including Pod, an installation that turns sound into a tactile, visual object; Step into the Light, a hazy room filled with light beams designed for visitors to playfully create shadows; and Waves, creating a visual representation of a digital waveform. Further topics covered include mathematics and forces while another highlight includes the chance to discover our solar system through a giant interactive orrery. 2016/10/12 Where:
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category: Museums

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery is the Science Museum 's most ambitious interactive gallery to date. Open from October 2016, the £6 million gallery aims to inspire visitors of all ages with interactive exhibits, artworks, live demonstrations and immersive experiences. Split into seven zones, it features over 50 exhibits, including Pod, an installation that turns sound into a tactile, visual object; Step into the Light, a hazy room filled with light beams designed for visitors to playfully create shadows; and Waves, creating a visual representation of a digital waveform. Further topics covered include mathematics and forces while another highlight includes the chance to discover our solar system through a giant interactive orrery.
 
 
 

Little Smoke

Opened 10th October 2016

Little Smoke Opened 10th October 2016 Noble Inns, founded by husband and wife team Scott Hunter and Maria Larsen, the duo behind Smokehouse , the Pig and Butcher , and The Princess of Shoreditch venture into the City with Little Smoke . The 68 seat restaurant, with space for 12 outside, specialises in whole native and rare breed animals, sourced from small independent farmers and butchered on-site at sister restaurant Smokehouse before being roasted, smoked, and grilled at Little Smoke. A daily-changing menu of beef, lamb, and pork dishes - varies depending on what the team has butchered for that day - is served in a bright and airy dining room with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Decor is a mix of industrial and vintage furniture, with giant metal lights hanging over red leather booths. Vintage copies of Viz cover part of the ceiling and the bar is decorated with rusting corrugated metal. 2016/10/10 Where:
Little Smoke, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street London, EC2Y 9AW
Category: British Cuisine

Little Smoke, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW

Tube: Moorgate Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
Noble Inns, founded by husband and wife team Scott Hunter and Maria Larsen, the duo behind Smokehouse , the Pig and Butcher , and The Princess of Shoreditch venture into the City with Little Smoke . The 68 seat restaurant, with space for 12 outside, specialises in whole native and rare breed animals, sourced from small independent farmers and butchered on-site at sister restaurant Smokehouse before being roasted, smoked, and grilled at Little Smoke. A daily-changing menu of beef, lamb, and pork dishes - varies depending on what the team has butchered for that day - is served in a bright and airy dining room with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Decor is a mix of industrial and vintage furniture, with giant metal lights hanging over red leather booths. Vintage copies of Viz cover part of the ceiling and the bar is decorated with rusting corrugated metal.
 
 
 

Margot

Opened 10th October 2016

Margot Opened 10th October 2016 One of London's best loved Maitre d's Paulo de Tarso leaves his role at Bar Boulud at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park to open his own restaurant with fellow restaurateur Nicolas Jaouen, general manager of Mayfair's La Petite Maison. Their joint venture, the 100-cover Margot , is all about the rustic charm of Italian food and wine with an emphasis on excellent service - something de Tarso is well known for having worked at the top end of the industry for over 10 years working with Daniel Boulud, Corbin and King, and Caprice Holdings. De Tarso and Jaoue n met while working together at Caprice Holdings' Mayfair restaurant Scott's. The pair were drawn to Covent Garden for the site of their first restaurant because of the area's vibrant history and cosmopolitan community. The a la carte menu is made up of small meat and cheese plates as well as pasta, salads and mains such as almond-crusted seared fillet of tuna, roast saddle of venison with pumpkin sauce and Cornish monkfish wrapped in pancetta. Margot also serves brunch, available every Saturday and Sunday with a menu designed to please each guest. From classics such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon to more experimental options like quiche with Swiss chard, fontina cheese and pumpkin cream, there's something for everyone. 2016/10/10 Where:
Margot, 45 Great Queen Street London, WC2B 5AA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Margot, 45 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
One of London's best loved Maitre d's Paulo de Tarso leaves his role at Bar Boulud at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park to open his own restaurant with fellow restaurateur Nicolas Jaouen, general manager of Mayfair's La Petite Maison. Their joint venture, the 100-cover Margot , is all about the rustic charm of Italian food and wine with an emphasis on excellent service - something de Tarso is well known for having worked at the top end of the industry for over 10 years working with Daniel Boulud, Corbin and King, and Caprice Holdings. De Tarso and Jaoue n met while working together at Caprice Holdings' Mayfair restaurant Scott's. The pair were drawn to Covent Garden for the site of their first restaurant because of the area's vibrant history and cosmopolitan community. The a la carte menu is made up of small meat and cheese plates as well as pasta, salads and mains such as almond-crusted seared fillet of tuna, roast saddle of venison with pumpkin sauce and Cornish monkfish wrapped in pancetta. Margot also serves brunch, available every Saturday and Sunday with a menu designed to please each guest. From classics such as scrambled eggs with smoked salmon to more experimental options like quiche with Swiss chard, fontina cheese and pumpkin cream, there's something for everyone.
 
 
 

Aquum

Opened 7th October 2016

Aquum Opened 7th October 2016 Re-launched in October 2016 as a late night drinking, dining and dancing destination, Aquum takes inspiration from the Greek Islands both in its menu and cocktail list. Food by head chef Anastasios Tologlou (previously at Medlar, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) is a mixture of sharing plates, light dishes and grilled meats. Still very much a party place, inside the space is all stone and dark leather seating with onyx bars in the basement. Upstairs, another bar and 75 cover restaurant are topped by a smaller private room, ideal for dinner parties and special occasions. 2016/10/07 Where:
Aquum, 68 Clapham High Street London, SW4 7UL
Category: Nightclubs

Aquum, 68 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UL

Tube: Clapham North Station, Clapham Common Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
Re-launched in October 2016 as a late night drinking, dining and dancing destination, Aquum takes inspiration from the Greek Islands both in its menu and cocktail list. Food by head chef Anastasios Tologlou (previously at Medlar, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal) is a mixture of sharing plates, light dishes and grilled meats. Still very much a party place, inside the space is all stone and dark leather seating with onyx bars in the basement. Upstairs, another bar and 75 cover restaurant are topped by a smaller private room, ideal for dinner parties and special occasions.
 
 
 

Duck'N Roll

Opened 6th October 2016

Duck'N Roll Opened 6th October 2016 Duck'N Roll - the street food venture from Michelin-starred chef Pascal Aussignac and business partner Vincent Labeyrie - has built a loyal following at Street Feast's Dinerama and the duck-centric menu of small plates is also available at Camden Market, its third permanent site. With duck being the star of the show, the menu takes inspiration not only from Pascal's native Gascony but from further afield too, incorporating Asian flavours into many of the dishes. Firmly in the French camp are the 'classic' burger topped with Ossau-Iraty cheese, balsamic onions and a spicy tomato sauce, the duck fat fries, and the foie gras and truffle burger. 2016/10/06 Where:
Duck'N Roll, Unit 312-313 Camden Lock Place, Camden Market London, NW1 8AH
Category:

Duck'N Roll, Unit 312-313 Camden Lock Place, Camden Market, London, NW1 8AH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
Duck'N Roll - the street food venture from Michelin-starred chef Pascal Aussignac and business partner Vincent Labeyrie - has built a loyal following at Street Feast's Dinerama and the duck-centric menu of small plates is also available at Camden Market, its third permanent site. With duck being the star of the show, the menu takes inspiration not only from Pascal's native Gascony but from further afield too, incorporating Asian flavours into many of the dishes. Firmly in the French camp are the 'classic' burger topped with Ossau-Iraty cheese, balsamic onions and a spicy tomato sauce, the duck fat fries, and the foie gras and truffle burger.
 
 
 

Gandys

Opened 5th October 2016

Gandys Opened 5th October 2016 Richard Branson stocks Gandys flip flops on his paradise island, The Rolling Stones asked them to design a beach towel and the Mayor of London is opening their first permanent London store in London's Spitalfields. Launched in the summer of 2011, by brothers Rob and Paul Forkan, Gandys started out as a brand of flip-flops, sold from a small flat in Brixton. Over the next five years they launched a swimming shorts collection, hosted a pop-up store in Brixton and became John Lewis' best-selling beachwear range. But what really sets them apart is their 'giving back' attitude; ten per cent of profits go to help disadvantaged Sri Lankan families - a cause close to their hearts; tragically, their parents were two of the 280,000 people who lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami. 2016/10/05 Where:
Gandys, 105C Commercial Street London, E1 6BG
Category: Menswear

Gandys, 105C Commercial Street, London, E1 6BG

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
Richard Branson stocks Gandys flip flops on his paradise island, The Rolling Stones asked them to design a beach towel and the Mayor of London is opening their first permanent London store in London's Spitalfields. Launched in the summer of 2011, by brothers Rob and Paul Forkan, Gandys started out as a brand of flip-flops, sold from a small flat in Brixton. Over the next five years they launched a swimming shorts collection, hosted a pop-up store in Brixton and became John Lewis' best-selling beachwear range. But what really sets them apart is their 'giving back' attitude; ten per cent of profits go to help disadvantaged Sri Lankan families - a cause close to their hearts; tragically, their parents were two of the 280,000 people who lost their lives in the 2004 tsunami.
 
 
 

Barbecoa Victoria

Opened autumn 2016

Barbecoa Victoria Opened autumn 2016 The second of two new Barbecoa restaurants announced for 2016, Jamie Oliver's quality barbeque restaurants - which first started in the City - have proved to be a hit worth repeating. Barbeque is the speciality with quality British meat, poultry and game cooked in a traditional way using wood, charcoal and smoke to enhance the flavours. Choose from juicy sounding mains including pork belly served with bramley apple compote and watercress salad, spatchcooked chicken with sage and olive beurre blanc, and rack of lamb with cannellini beans, rocket and spicy tomato sauce. The Victoria restaurant boasts a large standalone bar, a "hidden" garden, and a dining room with open kitchen where diners can watch chefs cook on the Argentinian and Robata grills. Located within the Nova development, Barbecoa is one of 18 restaurants in this regenerated area of SW1 where Will Ricker, Jason Atherton and Adam White, co-owner of The Riding House Cafe, are all setting up restaurants within walking distance of each other. 2016/10/01 Where:
Barbecoa Victoria, Nova North, Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QT
Category: British Cuisine

Barbecoa Victoria, Nova North, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques Photography
The second of two new Barbecoa restaurants announced for 2016, Jamie Oliver's quality barbeque restaurants - which first started in the City - have proved to be a hit worth repeating. Barbeque is the speciality with quality British meat, poultry and game cooked in a traditional way using wood, charcoal and smoke to enhance the flavours. Choose from juicy sounding mains including pork belly served with bramley apple compote and watercress salad, spatchcooked chicken with sage and olive beurre blanc, and rack of lamb with cannellini beans, rocket and spicy tomato sauce. The Victoria restaurant boasts a large standalone bar, a "hidden" garden, and a dining room with open kitchen where diners can watch chefs cook on the Argentinian and Robata grills. Located within the Nova development, Barbecoa is one of 18 restaurants in this regenerated area of SW1 where Will Ricker, Jason Atherton and Adam White, co-owner of The Riding House Cafe, are all setting up restaurants within walking distance of each other.
 
 
 

Jason Atherton Victoria

Opened autumn 2016

Jason Atherton Victoria Opened autumn 2016 Jason Atherton, the chef behind the Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social , City Social and a clutch of top London restaurants, "leads a culinary 'awakening' in Victoria" (Evening Standard) with this Italian dining concept. Atherton has transformed London's dining scene with unpretentious and trend-setting restaurants like Pollen Street Social, Little Social across the street, Social Eating House in Soho, City Social , and Berner's Tavern at The London Edition, Ian Schrager's stylish Fitzrovia hotel. With this latest venture within Nova - one of two new restaurants from Atherton in 2016, along with the transformation of Turnmills into Sosharu in March 2016 - the chef, the first British cook to complete a stage at Spain's famous elBulli restaurant, proves his popularity is no flash in the pan. 2016/10/01 Where:
Jason Atherton Victoria, Nova South, Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Italian Cuisine

Jason Atherton Victoria, Nova South, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Jason Atherton, the chef behind the Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social , City Social and a clutch of top London restaurants, "leads a culinary 'awakening' in Victoria" (Evening Standard) with this Italian dining concept. Atherton has transformed London's dining scene with unpretentious and trend-setting restaurants like Pollen Street Social, Little Social across the street, Social Eating House in Soho, City Social , and Berner's Tavern at The London Edition, Ian Schrager's stylish Fitzrovia hotel. With this latest venture within Nova - one of two new restaurants from Atherton in 2016, along with the transformation of Turnmills into Sosharu in March 2016 - the chef, the first British cook to complete a stage at Spain's famous elBulli restaurant, proves his popularity is no flash in the pan.
 
 
 

Elystan Street

Opened September 2016

Elystan Street Opened September 2016 Chef Phil Howard, in partnership with Rebecca Mascarenhas, who together already co-own two successful London restaurants - Kitchen W8 in Kensington (which has one Michelin star), and Sonny's Kitchen in Barnes - are behind this restaurant on the site where Tom Aikens Restaurant used to be. Elystan Street , in Chelsea, serves modern British menus with different formats for lunch and dinner, but both offer, according to Phil, "delicious, clean, ingredient-led dishes, full of natural vitality. The aim will be, as it always has been, to give great pleasure." The exterior and interior space have been renovated and redesigned by Clare Nelson Design, with room for up to 64 in the restaurant and 12 in a private dining room. 2016/09/30 Where:
Elystan Street, 43 Elystan Street London, SW3 3NT
Category: British Cuisine

Elystan Street, 43 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NT

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil Howard
Chef Phil Howard, in partnership with Rebecca Mascarenhas, who together already co-own two successful London restaurants - Kitchen W8 in Kensington (which has one Michelin star), and Sonny's Kitchen in Barnes - are behind this restaurant on the site where Tom Aikens Restaurant used to be. Elystan Street , in Chelsea, serves modern British menus with different formats for lunch and dinner, but both offer, according to Phil, "delicious, clean, ingredient-led dishes, full of natural vitality. The aim will be, as it always has been, to give great pleasure." The exterior and interior space have been renovated and redesigned by Clare Nelson Design, with room for up to 64 in the restaurant and 12 in a private dining room.
 
 
 

Fancy Funkin Chicken

Opened 30th September 2016

Fancy Funkin Chicken Opened 30th September 2016 Fancy Funkin Chicken is a chicken shop and bar brought to you by a dynamic trio of young hospitality insiders, Nathan Pattie (co-founder of PIX), Rollo Weeks (formerly Sketch) and Lars Larson (formerly The Cuckoo Club). No stranger themselves to the odd late night pit-stop to one of London's many chicken joints, these guys know how to elevate the humble chicken into something a bit fancier. Ethically sourced free-range birds from a farm in Glastonbury are crusted with herbs and spices. Choices include Funkin Hot Wings, Funkin Funkin Hot Wings and I Can't Feel My Funkin Face Hot Wings. Wings and boneless bites, fried chicken breast and sides of fiery chilli cheese fries can be finished off with doughnuts straight out of the fryer, all accompanied with booze, bubbles and craft beers as well as DJs from Thursdays through to Sundays. 2016/09/30 Where:
Fancy Funkin Chicken, 441 Coldharbour Lane London, SW9 8LN
Category:

Fancy Funkin Chicken, 441 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LN

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil Howard
Fancy Funkin Chicken is a chicken shop and bar brought to you by a dynamic trio of young hospitality insiders, Nathan Pattie (co-founder of PIX), Rollo Weeks (formerly Sketch) and Lars Larson (formerly The Cuckoo Club). No stranger themselves to the odd late night pit-stop to one of London's many chicken joints, these guys know how to elevate the humble chicken into something a bit fancier. Ethically sourced free-range birds from a farm in Glastonbury are crusted with herbs and spices. Choices include Funkin Hot Wings, Funkin Funkin Hot Wings and I Can't Feel My Funkin Face Hot Wings. Wings and boneless bites, fried chicken breast and sides of fiery chilli cheese fries can be finished off with doughnuts straight out of the fryer, all accompanied with booze, bubbles and craft beers as well as DJs from Thursdays through to Sundays.
 
 
 

Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens

Opened 30th September 2016

Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens Opened 30th September 2016 A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on the 10th storey, the Sky Pool - the first in the world of its type - allows residents to swim from one building to the next, completely suspended in the transparent, 25-metre-long, structure free pool. With glass that is 20cm thick and water depth of 1.2 metre a swim is more akin to an aquarium than a pool. On reaching the side at the top of the two buildings there's a sky deck with spa, summer bar and Orangery for residents to relax and take in the views of London icons. The Houses of Parliament, London Eye and US Embassy next door are all visible from up here. Designed by Arup Associates, with specialist input from Eckersley O'Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds, the end result "will feel like floating through the air" says Sean Mulryan, Ballymore Group chairman and CEO. 2016/09/30 Where:
Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens, Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane London, SW8 5NQ
Category: Sights

Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens, Market Towers, 1 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5NQ

Tube: Vauxhall Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World Ballymore
A stunning outdoor Sky Pool links two residential buildings in the Embassy Gardens development, a new neighbourhood in Nine Elms near Battersea Park. High up on the 10th storey, the Sky Pool - the first in the world of its type - allows residents to swim from one building to the next, completely suspended in the transparent, 25-metre-long, structure free pool. With glass that is 20cm thick and water depth of 1.2 metre a swim is more akin to an aquarium than a pool. On reaching the side at the top of the two buildings there's a sky deck with spa, summer bar and Orangery for residents to relax and take in the views of London icons. The Houses of Parliament, London Eye and US Embassy next door are all visible from up here. Designed by Arup Associates, with specialist input from Eckersley O'Callaghan and aquarium designers Reynolds, the end result "will feel like floating through the air" says Sean Mulryan, Ballymore Group chairman and CEO.
 
 
 

The Montcalm Royal London House

Opened 30th September 2016

The Montcalm Royal London House Opened 30th September 2016 A £15 million upgrade of Royal London House, a listed building on the north side of Finsbury Square, has converted what was once an underused and dated office building into the Montcalm Royal London House. The 256-room five star hotel includes the Burdock bar and Aviary rooftop restaurant run by Tom and Ed Martin's ETM Group. While the 2,000 square foot bar offers guest craft ales, cocktails and bar food, at breakfast, lunch and dinner, the rooftop restaurant is the place to go for sundown cocktails with city views from the south-facing terrace. Two of the ninth floor suites, each with their own terrace, are also available for private events. Hotel guests can rest and work out at the spa and gym and there's a banqueting suite on the lower ground level. The Montcalm also owns The Montcalm at The Brewery London City with the London City Suites By Montcalm nearby, and The Montcalm London Marble Arch with The Marble Arch By Montcalm London just a stone's throw away. With the opening of this hotel and the M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City which welcomed its first guests in May 2015 the hotel group is making its presence known within The City of London. 2016/09/30 Where:
The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1DX
Category: New Hotels

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

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World Ballymore
A £15 million upgrade of Royal London House, a listed building on the north side of Finsbury Square, has converted what was once an underused and dated office building into the Montcalm Royal London House. The 256-room five star hotel includes the Burdock bar and Aviary rooftop restaurant run by Tom and Ed Martin's ETM Group. While the 2,000 square foot bar offers guest craft ales, cocktails and bar food, at breakfast, lunch and dinner, the rooftop restaurant is the place to go for sundown cocktails with city views from the south-facing terrace. Two of the ninth floor suites, each with their own terrace, are also available for private events. Hotel guests can rest and work out at the spa and gym and there's a banqueting suite on the lower ground level. The Montcalm also owns The Montcalm at The Brewery London City with the London City Suites By Montcalm nearby, and The Montcalm London Marble Arch with The Marble Arch By Montcalm London just a stone's throw away. With the opening of this hotel and the M by Montcalm Shoreditch Tech City which welcomed its first guests in May 2015 the hotel group is making its presence known within The City of London.
 
 
 

Comptoir Libanais Soho

Opened 20th September 2016

Comptoir Libanais Soho Opened 20th September 2016 Enjoy wholesome and healthy Lebanese food in a souk-like setting at Comptoir Libanais , a group of fun, colourful Middle Eastern restaurants. Start the day with pastries, granola and yoghurt or egg dishes like the signature Comptoir full breakfast with spicy Armenian lamb sausage, fool moudamas and Lebanese potatoes, served with flatbread. H ot and cold mezze comes with traditional dips like hommos and baba ghanuj, pickles, falafel, grilled halloumi or lamb kibbeh. Meats hot off the grill include chicken kofta and the Comptoir lamb burger, there's a selection of hearty tagines and changing chef's specials. Drinks range from refreshing homemade lemonades to cocktails, Lebanese wines and beers. It's all served in the dining room alongside a souk shop, selling imported foodie gifts, hand crafted accessories, spices and sweets. This Soho restaurant, opened in September 2016, is the first of three new Comptoir Libanais restaurants in London, all opening with a few months of each other - it's soon joined by sister restaurants within John Lewis's flagship Oxford Street store and on Gloucester Road, Kensington. 2016/09/25 Where:
Comptoir Libanais Soho, 52 Poland Street London, W1F 7NQ
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Comptoir Libanais Soho, 52 Poland Street, London, W1F 7NQ

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World Ballymore
Enjoy wholesome and healthy Lebanese food in a souk-like setting at Comptoir Libanais , a group of fun, colourful Middle Eastern restaurants. Start the day with pastries, granola and yoghurt or egg dishes like the signature Comptoir full breakfast with spicy Armenian lamb sausage, fool moudamas and Lebanese potatoes, served with flatbread. H ot and cold mezze comes with traditional dips like hommos and baba ghanuj, pickles, falafel, grilled halloumi or lamb kibbeh. Meats hot off the grill include chicken kofta and the Comptoir lamb burger, there's a selection of hearty tagines and changing chef's specials. Drinks range from refreshing homemade lemonades to cocktails, Lebanese wines and beers. It's all served in the dining room alongside a souk shop, selling imported foodie gifts, hand crafted accessories, spices and sweets. This Soho restaurant, opened in September 2016, is the first of three new Comptoir Libanais restaurants in London, all opening with a few months of each other - it's soon joined by sister restaurants within John Lewis's flagship Oxford Street store and on Gloucester Road, Kensington.
 
 
 

Conrad Shawcross: The Optic Cloak

Opened 21st September 2016

Conrad Shawcross: The Optic Cloak Opened 21st September 2016 The low carbon district Energy Centre on the Greenwich Peninsula, designed by architects C.F. Moller, is to house technically advanced boilers and combined heat and power which, by 2030, will provide heat energy to upwards of 10,000 homes and 3.5 million square feet of commercial space across the peninsula. Most striking is the flue stack. The monumental structure - measuring 49 metres high by 20 metres wide - has been designed by artist Conrad Shawcross whose Paradigm stands outside the Francis Crick Institute in King's Cross. The Optic Cloak draws on sources as diverse as maritime camouflage, Cubism and Op Art to create a tower which filters daylight and is lit from within at night creating an optical illusion akin to the dazzle ships of the First World War. 2016/09/21 Where:
Conrad Shawcross: The Optic Cloak, Greenwich Peninsula Energy Centre, off Millennium Way Old School Close London, SE10 0PG
Category: Sights

Conrad Shawcross: The Optic Cloak, Greenwich Peninsula Energy Centre, off Millennium Way Old School Close, London, SE10 0PG

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF Moller
The low carbon district Energy Centre on the Greenwich Peninsula, designed by architects C.F. Moller, is to house technically advanced boilers and combined heat and power which, by 2030, will provide heat energy to upwards of 10,000 homes and 3.5 million square feet of commercial space across the peninsula. Most striking is the flue stack. The monumental structure - measuring 49 metres high by 20 metres wide - has been designed by artist Conrad Shawcross whose Paradigm stands outside the Francis Crick Institute in King's Cross. The Optic Cloak draws on sources as diverse as maritime camouflage, Cubism and Op Art to create a tower which filters daylight and is lit from within at night creating an optical illusion akin to the dazzle ships of the First World War.
 
 
 

Chick n Sours Seven Dials

Opened 20th September 2016

Chick n Sours Seven Dials Opened 20th September 2016 Fans of Chick 'n' Sours who, like us, don't live in Dalston will be thrilled to hear the chicken and sour cocktail specialists are coming to Earlham Street (round the corner from Polpo at Ape and Bird). The 40 seater venue from Carl Clarke and business partner David Wolanski has new dishes including Hot and Numbing Disco Wings and XO Pineapple - pineapple cubes with XO sauce, toban-fermented chilli, Korean ssamjang, lime and peanuts. As well as new additions like Mexinese Nachos - made using corn tortillas for the nachos - and The Colonel chicken sandwich there are favourites like the Korean Fried Chicken Bun, 'seaweed crack' seasoning and the signature Chick 'n' Sours crispy coating. Vegetarians are catered for too with a soy-pickled shiitake mushroom in a bun with American cheese, Gochujang mayo, Sriracha sour cream and Asian slaw. Best of all sours including The House Sour - a mix of blackberries, lavender, lime and black pepper vinegar - are kept at East London prices. 2016/09/20 Where:
Chick n Sours Seven Dials, 1 Earlham Street London, WC2H 9LL
Category: American Cuisine

Chick n Sours Seven Dials, 1 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LL

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

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF Moller
Fans of Chick 'n' Sours who, like us, don't live in Dalston will be thrilled to hear the chicken and sour cocktail specialists are coming to Earlham Street (round the corner from Polpo at Ape and Bird). The 40 seater venue from Carl Clarke and business partner David Wolanski has new dishes including Hot and Numbing Disco Wings and XO Pineapple - pineapple cubes with XO sauce, toban-fermented chilli, Korean ssamjang, lime and peanuts. As well as new additions like Mexinese Nachos - made using corn tortillas for the nachos - and The Colonel chicken sandwich there are favourites like the Korean Fried Chicken Bun, 'seaweed crack' seasoning and the signature Chick 'n' Sours crispy coating. Vegetarians are catered for too with a soy-pickled shiitake mushroom in a bun with American cheese, Gochujang mayo, Sriracha sour cream and Asian slaw. Best of all sours including The House Sour - a mix of blackberries, lavender, lime and black pepper vinegar - are kept at East London prices.
 
 
 

Jikoni

Opened 20th September 2016

Jikoni Opened 20th September 2016 Having worked with the likes of Michelin starred Trishna, Le Cafe Anglais and Mark Hix for a series of residencies, the first restaurant from food writer and cook Ravinder Bhogal, on Marylebone's Blandford Street, is a mouth watering prospect. Jikoni , meaning 'kitchen' in Swahili, draws on Ravinder's mixed heritage and travels, with flavours and culinary traditions from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Scotch eggs, a signature at her pop-ups, take pride of place on the menu, with unusual takes on the English classic including a prawn toast quail scotch egg with banana ketchup and pickled cucumber. 'Big plates' bring comfort food dishes like a spiced up shepherd's pie while a daily changing rice plate offers curries like Kuku Paka - chicken curry from Kenya made to a family recipe. 2016/09/20 Where:
Jikoni, 19-21 Blandford Street London, W1U 3DH
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Jikoni, 19-21 Blandford Street, London, W1U 3DH

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder Bhogal
Having worked with the likes of Michelin starred Trishna, Le Cafe Anglais and Mark Hix for a series of residencies, the first restaurant from food writer and cook Ravinder Bhogal, on Marylebone's Blandford Street, is a mouth watering prospect. Jikoni , meaning 'kitchen' in Swahili, draws on Ravinder's mixed heritage and travels, with flavours and culinary traditions from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Scotch eggs, a signature at her pop-ups, take pride of place on the menu, with unusual takes on the English classic including a prawn toast quail scotch egg with banana ketchup and pickled cucumber. 'Big plates' bring comfort food dishes like a spiced up shepherd's pie while a daily changing rice plate offers curries like Kuku Paka - chicken curry from Kenya made to a family recipe.
 
 
 

Ormer Mayfair

Opened 20th September 2016

Ormer Mayfair Opened 20th September 2016 Shaun Rankin, the chef behind Michelin-starred restaurant Ormer in Jersey, has a second restaurant with Ormer Mayfair , opened in 2016 as p art of a £15 million refurbishment at the 165-year-old Flemings Mayfair Hotel. Drawing on his love for the largest of the Channel islands, and the food produced there, the menu in Mayfair is full of seasonal Jersey produce including fresh lobster, crab, oysters, hand dived scallops, Jersey royals and hand-picked shoreline foraged herbs. S weet Jersey lobster ravioli in a crab and lemongrass bisque is best paired with English sparkling wines while desserts include a decadent double chocolate brownie with salt caramel and milk ice cream. The Art Deco inspired interior is a stylish combination of leather banquette seating, dark wooden panelling, glass tiles and bronze lighting. Private dining and the kind of exemplary service you'd expect from one of the top boutique hotels in London make this a very special place to dine. 2016/09/20 Where:
Ormer Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street London, W1J 7BH
Category: British Cuisine

Ormer Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, London, W1J 7BH

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder Bhogal
Shaun Rankin, the chef behind Michelin-starred restaurant Ormer in Jersey, has a second restaurant with Ormer Mayfair , opened in 2016 as p art of a £15 million refurbishment at the 165-year-old Flemings Mayfair Hotel. Drawing on his love for the largest of the Channel islands, and the food produced there, the menu in Mayfair is full of seasonal Jersey produce including fresh lobster, crab, oysters, hand dived scallops, Jersey royals and hand-picked shoreline foraged herbs. S weet Jersey lobster ravioli in a crab and lemongrass bisque is best paired with English sparkling wines while desserts include a decadent double chocolate brownie with salt caramel and milk ice cream. The Art Deco inspired interior is a stylish combination of leather banquette seating, dark wooden panelling, glass tiles and bronze lighting. Private dining and the kind of exemplary service you'd expect from one of the top boutique hotels in London make this a very special place to dine.
 
 
 

Rail House Cafe

Opened September 2016

Rail House Cafe Opened September 2016 From the same stable as The Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia and Village East in Bermondsey comes the Rail House Cafe in the Nova development in Victoria. As you'd expect from restauranteur Adam White this modern cafe offers all-day dining in a stylish setting. With bespoke furniture and interior touches to soften the contemporary glass and concrete space , the 330-cover Rail House Cafe has an extensive ground floor eating and drinking area. Upstairs there's a bar and raised private dining room while the outdoor area for 90 comes with seating and an alfresco bar. With Bone Daddies, Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, D&D London, Shake Shack, Jason Atherton and Franco Manca all side by side with Rail House Cafe in Nova, the modern development in Victoria is set to become a real foodie hot spot. 2016/09/15 Where:
Rail House Cafe, Nova, 19-20 Grosvenor Street London, SW3 5UH
Category: British Cuisine

Rail House Cafe, Nova, 19-20 Grosvenor Street, London, SW3 5UH

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder Bhogal
From the same stable as The Riding House Cafe in Fitzrovia and Village East in Bermondsey comes the Rail House Cafe in the Nova development in Victoria. As you'd expect from restauranteur Adam White this modern cafe offers all-day dining in a stylish setting. With bespoke furniture and interior touches to soften the contemporary glass and concrete space , the 330-cover Rail House Cafe has an extensive ground floor eating and drinking area. Upstairs there's a bar and raised private dining room while the outdoor area for 90 comes with seating and an alfresco bar. With Bone Daddies, Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, D&D London, Shake Shack, Jason Atherton and Franco Manca all side by side with Rail House Cafe in Nova, the modern development in Victoria is set to become a real foodie hot spot.
 
 
 

Spiritland

Opened September 2016

Spiritland Opened September 2016 A cafe, shop and workspace by day, Spiritland shows off its high-end sound system and turns into a bar at night, playing an album from start to finish every weekday from 6pm. S pecialising in high-end audio equipment, S piritland, formerly part of the Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch, is the place to go for a state of the art custom-designed sound system. It also hosts a radio production suite - Spiritland Sound Studio - where programmes and live broadcasts are produced in full view of the bar and shop. DJ sets, artist talks, pub quizzes and other events take place in the bar which also has rather good food by Ed Wilson of Brawn , Columbia Road, and group chef of the Terroirs group of restaurants. 2016/09/15 Where:
Spiritland, 9-10 Stable Street London, N1C 4AB
Category: Electronics

Spiritland, 9-10 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
A cafe, shop and workspace by day, Spiritland shows off its high-end sound system and turns into a bar at night, playing an album from start to finish every weekday from 6pm. S pecialising in high-end audio equipment, S piritland, formerly part of the Merchants Tavern in Shoreditch, is the place to go for a state of the art custom-designed sound system. It also hosts a radio production suite - Spiritland Sound Studio - where programmes and live broadcasts are produced in full view of the bar and shop. DJ sets, artist talks, pub quizzes and other events take place in the bar which also has rather good food by Ed Wilson of Brawn , Columbia Road, and group chef of the Terroirs group of restaurants.
 
 
 

Tara Theatre

Opened 15th September 2016

Tara Theatre Opened 15th September 2016 Founded in 1977, Tara Theatre company gets a new home in 2016, a year before the cross-cultural theatre company celebrates its 40th anniversary. At this intimate 100-seat theatre in Earlsfield , first built in 1896 as a Mission Hall, you can see world classics, new plays and plays for children. In its opening season an all-black cast presents Hamlet, Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London, and there's Bollywood spin on the classic pantomime. Architecturally a fusion of East and West, step through the Edwardian terraced facade, through the Indian front doors, to find the Tara Theatre, complete with a studio for rehearsals and an outdoor patio walled by railway sleepers. 2016/09/15 Where:
Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane London, SW18 4ES
Category: Theatres

Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Lane, London, SW18 4ES

Tube: Wimbledon Park Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder Bhogal
Founded in 1977, Tara Theatre company gets a new home in 2016, a year before the cross-cultural theatre company celebrates its 40th anniversary. At this intimate 100-seat theatre in Earlsfield , first built in 1896 as a Mission Hall, you can see world classics, new plays and plays for children. In its opening season an all-black cast presents Hamlet, Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, The Diary of a Hounslow Girl is told through the eyes of a 16-year-old British Muslim Girl growing up in West London, and there's Bollywood spin on the classic pantomime. Architecturally a fusion of East and West, step through the Edwardian terraced facade, through the Indian front doors, to find the Tara Theatre, complete with a studio for rehearsals and an outdoor patio walled by railway sleepers.
 
 
 

Where the Pancakes Are

Opened September 2016

Where the Pancakes Are Opened September 2016 The brainchild of Dutch woman Patricia Trijbits, popular pop-up and street food trader Where The Pancakes Are can be found in Flat Iron Square near Borough Market from autumn 2016 - its first bricks and mortar home. Sweet, savoury and gluten free crepes come in many guises from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis. As well as pancakes served in the traditional way - with chocolate sauce, maple-agave syrup and butter, or lemon and sugar - you'll find them filled with smoked streaky bacon with blueberries and maple-agave syrup as well as caramelised pineapple, toasted almonds, coconut, lime syrup and mint. The limoncello ricotta combines cheese with layered with citrus peel. 2016/09/15 Where:
Where the Pancakes Are, Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge Road London, SE1 0NQ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Where the Pancakes Are, Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0NQ

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch Baby
The brainchild of Dutch woman Patricia Trijbits, popular pop-up and street food trader Where The Pancakes Are can be found in Flat Iron Square near Borough Market from autumn 2016 - its first bricks and mortar home. Sweet, savoury and gluten free crepes come in many guises from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis. As well as pancakes served in the traditional way - with chocolate sauce, maple-agave syrup and butter, or lemon and sugar - you'll find them filled with smoked streaky bacon with blueberries and maple-agave syrup as well as caramelised pineapple, toasted almonds, coconut, lime syrup and mint. The limoncello ricotta combines cheese with layered with citrus peel.
 
 
 

VQ Notting Hill

Opened September 2016

VQ Notting Hill Opened September 2016 A West London institution, VQ has been open 24 hours a day for 20 years at its original site on the Fulham Road . In 2012 a major rebranding brought in a stylish new look and a second restaurant in Bloomsbury . Fast forward four years and a third VQ site opens, this time in Notting Hill - the first non-24 hour restaurant of the group. VQ at 24 Pembridge Road is a 60-cover venue, open until 3am Thursday to Saturday, serving everything from all-day breakfast to a quick burger before bed. Classic comfort food is the order of the day with good quality burgers, salads, pasta dishes and old favourites like fish and chips. 2016/09/08 Where:
VQ Notting Hill, 24 Pembridge Road London, W11 3HL
Category: British Cuisine

VQ Notting Hill, 24 Pembridge Road, London, W11 3HL

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch Baby
A West London institution, VQ has been open 24 hours a day for 20 years at its original site on the Fulham Road . In 2012 a major rebranding brought in a stylish new look and a second restaurant in Bloomsbury . Fast forward four years and a third VQ site opens, this time in Notting Hill - the first non-24 hour restaurant of the group. VQ at 24 Pembridge Road is a 60-cover venue, open until 3am Thursday to Saturday, serving everything from all-day breakfast to a quick burger before bed. Classic comfort food is the order of the day with good quality burgers, salads, pasta dishes and old favourites like fish and chips.
 
 
 

Qvintessenza

Opened 7th September 2016

Qvintessenza Opened 7th September 2016 Qvintessenza serves casual Venetian specialities using ingredients sourced directly from Italian artisan producers. Venetian founder, Alessandro Selazone, spent a year travelling the length and breadth of Italy to find the right produce, Prosecco, wine and craft beer to serve in the restaurant and tasting room. Open all day, every day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day grazing. Happy Hour is from 5pm until 7pm and includes two cicchetti (Venetian tapas). Note: The tiramisu is amazing. 2016/09/07 Where:
Qvintessenza, 304 Borough High Street London, SE1 1JJ
Category: Italian Cuisine

Qvintessenza, 304 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JJ

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch Baby
Qvintessenza serves casual Venetian specialities using ingredients sourced directly from Italian artisan producers. Venetian founder, Alessandro Selazone, spent a year travelling the length and breadth of Italy to find the right produce, Prosecco, wine and craft beer to serve in the restaurant and tasting room. Open all day, every day, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all-day grazing. Happy Hour is from 5pm until 7pm and includes two cicchetti (Venetian tapas). Note: The tiramisu is amazing.
 
 
 

Samarkand

Opened 3rd September 2016

Samarkand Opened 3rd September 2016 A grand entrance welcomes you into the basement dining room of Samarkand, a Fitzrovia restaurant offering Uzbek cuisine evocative of the Silk Road. Open for lunch and dinner, Samarkand celebrates the melting pot of cultures in this corner of the east, offering traditional dishes with a contemporary touch. Dishes, all favourites which founder Sanjar Nabiev remembers from his childhood in Uzbekistan, recall traditional favourites like jizbiz (lamb chops with sauteed potatoes), fatinon (a flaky, buttery bread), somsa (pastry parcel filled with lamb or sweet potato), and the signature plov - a classic Uzbekistan dish of fried rice served with lamb and vegetables. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the mezzanine lounge bar and choose from the impressive selection of vodka which can be paired with dishes, sipped alone or with bar snacks of pickled vegetables and aubergine caviar. 2016/09/03 Where:
Samarkand, 33 Charlotte Street London, W1T 1RR
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Samarkand, 33 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RR

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch Baby
A grand entrance welcomes you into the basement dining room of Samarkand, a Fitzrovia restaurant offering Uzbek cuisine evocative of the Silk Road. Open for lunch and dinner, Samarkand celebrates the melting pot of cultures in this corner of the east, offering traditional dishes with a contemporary touch. Dishes, all favourites which founder Sanjar Nabiev remembers from his childhood in Uzbekistan, recall traditional favourites like jizbiz (lamb chops with sauteed potatoes), fatinon (a flaky, buttery bread), somsa (pastry parcel filled with lamb or sweet potato), and the signature plov - a classic Uzbekistan dish of fried rice served with lamb and vegetables. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the mezzanine lounge bar and choose from the impressive selection of vodka which can be paired with dishes, sipped alone or with bar snacks of pickled vegetables and aubergine caviar.
 
 
 

Burlock

Opened 2nd September 2016

Burlock Opened 2nd September 2016 A cavernous rum bar with a party atmosphere, Burlock stocks over 200 of the world's finest rums available under one roof, making it one of the UK's largest rum houses. The abundance of Latin spirits extends to cachaca, rhum agricole and mezcal with some high end 21 year old Appleton Estate, one of Jamaica's finest. A vintage styled lounge area, with a bookable area for up to 40 guests, and a Havana style barber shop which doubles up as a drinking area set the perfect scene for signature cocktails like Mary's Pickled (made with pineapple, clementine juice and pomegranate) and daiquiris made with sugar and fresh, in season fruit juices. Take on the grasshopper challenge and, once you've washed down a nutritious edible grasshopper (the mascot of Burlock) with a shot of rum you can ring the bar's ship bell. Bar snacks and small plates vary from Brazilian cheese buns to seabass ceviche to enjoy while partying the night away. 2016/09/02 Where:
Burlock, 31 Duke Street London, W1U 1LG
Category: Bars

Burlock, 31 Duke Street, London, W1U 1LG

Tube: Bond Street Station, Marble Arch Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch Baby
A cavernous rum bar with a party atmosphere, Burlock stocks over 200 of the world's finest rums available under one roof, making it one of the UK's largest rum houses. The abundance of Latin spirits extends to cachaca, rhum agricole and mezcal with some high end 21 year old Appleton Estate, one of Jamaica's finest. A vintage styled lounge area, with a bookable area for up to 40 guests, and a Havana style barber shop which doubles up as a drinking area set the perfect scene for signature cocktails like Mary's Pickled (made with pineapple, clementine juice and pomegranate) and daiquiris made with sugar and fresh, in season fruit juices. Take on the grasshopper challenge and, once you've washed down a nutritious edible grasshopper (the mascot of Burlock) with a shot of rum you can ring the bar's ship bell. Bar snacks and small plates vary from Brazilian cheese buns to seabass ceviche to enjoy while partying the night away.
 
 
 

April's Cafe

Opened 1st September 2016

April's Cafe Opened 1st September 2016 Bringing a cool, east London vibe to the the posh shops of Sloane Street, April's Café is a stylish café restaurant created for Boutique 1 by Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque fame. T he space, which includes an outdoor terrace for 12, has been designed by Halstead Leong and the menus curated by Blaine Duffy, Head Chef at Bistrotheque, include polenta bread with maple butter for breakfast, crayfish, chicory, blood orange and fennel salad for lunch and a slice of cake and a cup of Rare Tea Company infusion as a reviving mid-afternoon pick-me-up. As you'd expect from the people who brought you Hoi Polloi at the achingly hip Ace Hotel, cold pressed juices, Allpress Coffee, a glass of champagne or a cocktail with some parmesan and shallot crisps are just the thing when tripping down Sloane Street on a shopping spree. 2016/09/01 Where:
April's Cafe, 127-128 Sloane Street London, SW1X 9AS
Category: Cafes and Delis

April's Cafe, 127-128 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9AS

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch BabyPhoto: Vilius Kadunas
Bringing a cool, east London vibe to the the posh shops of Sloane Street, April's Café is a stylish café restaurant created for Boutique 1 by Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque fame. T he space, which includes an outdoor terrace for 12, has been designed by Halstead Leong and the menus curated by Blaine Duffy, Head Chef at Bistrotheque, include polenta bread with maple butter for breakfast, crayfish, chicory, blood orange and fennel salad for lunch and a slice of cake and a cup of Rare Tea Company infusion as a reviving mid-afternoon pick-me-up. As you'd expect from the people who brought you Hoi Polloi at the achingly hip Ace Hotel, cold pressed juices, Allpress Coffee, a glass of champagne or a cocktail with some parmesan and shallot crisps are just the thing when tripping down Sloane Street on a shopping spree.
 
 
 

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Opened late summer/early autumn 2016

Dominique Ansel Bakery Opened late summer/early autumn 2016 Dominique Ansel, the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York and Japan, the man who famously invented The Cronut - he owns the trademark for this croissant-donut hybrid pastry - sets up his first Europe-based bakery in London. The bakery on Elizabeth Street, in upmarket Belgravia, sells the celebrated cronut and also has a menu of some of Dominique's most well known creations, including DKA - similar to a caramelised croissant, this is the best-seller in the NYC shop; dough is layered with butter and sugar, then baked, creating a caramelised crunchy crust on the outside and a flaky, tender crumb within. Order The Cookie Shot and you'll get a warm chocolate chip cookie, shaped like a shot glass and filled to order with ice-cold milk infused with Tahitian vanilla bean. Or opt for Frozen S'mores - a cool treat features Tahitian vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate wafer crisps, enrobed in a honey marshmallow that is torched-to-order, and served on a smoked willow wood branch. Ansel takes bakery to another level. 2016/09/01 Where:
Dominique Ansel Bakery, 17-21 Elizabeth Street London, SW1W 9RP
Category: Delicatessens

Dominique Ansel Bakery, 17-21 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch BabyPhoto: Vilius KadunasThe Cronut
Dominique Ansel, the chef and owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York and Japan, the man who famously invented The Cronut - he owns the trademark for this croissant-donut hybrid pastry - sets up his first Europe-based bakery in London. The bakery on Elizabeth Street, in upmarket Belgravia, sells the celebrated cronut and also has a menu of some of Dominique's most well known creations, including DKA - similar to a caramelised croissant, this is the best-seller in the NYC shop; dough is layered with butter and sugar, then baked, creating a caramelised crunchy crust on the outside and a flaky, tender crumb within. Order The Cookie Shot and you'll get a warm chocolate chip cookie, shaped like a shot glass and filled to order with ice-cold milk infused with Tahitian vanilla bean. Or opt for Frozen S'mores - a cool treat features Tahitian vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate wafer crisps, enrobed in a honey marshmallow that is torched-to-order, and served on a smoked willow wood branch. Ansel takes bakery to another level.
 
 
 

Eneko At One Aldwych

Opened 1st September 2016

Eneko At One Aldwych Opened 1st September 2016 Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko At One Aldwych is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating. 2016/09/01 Where:
Eneko At One Aldwych, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych London, WC2B 4BZ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Eneko At One Aldwych, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Garden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassiePhoto: Eivind HansenNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksMartha OrtizClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934The Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsBluebird ChelseaJason AthertonImage courtesy of EPR ArchitectsJames DurrantAnne-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 ArchesBar, photo Georgina JacksonFlat Iron Square tenants include Burnt Lemon Bakery'Sylvia'Wagyu TartarPuzzles section of Wonderlab. Plastiques PhotographyPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerRavinder BhogalThe Dutch BabyPhoto: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko Atxa
Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko At One Aldwych is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating.
 
 
 

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