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Dishoom Kensington
Art'otel London Hoxton
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Veeno St Paul's
Granary Square Brasserie
Harry's Dolci
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Broadleaf
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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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The Square

Opens 20th November 2017

The Square Opens 20th November 2017 The Square re-opens on 20th November 2017. The easiest way to spot a really posh French restaurant is to look at the wine list: if you could use it to beat up intruders from the hoi polloi, then you know you're somewhere seriously upper class. This is certainly true of the 81-page monstrosity at Mayfair restaurant, The Square - though we suspect that their sommelier could stop an intruder in his tracks merely by raising a single immaculate eyebrow and asking if there was anything he could help them with. Following the departure of Philip Howard in 2016 a major re-design was revealed in November 2017 and that, coupled with the appointment of Clement Leroy as executive chef, signalled a fresh start. Drawing on Mayfair's art galleries, the main dining area is timeless in style with dark parquet flooring and square glass blocks in the windows and walls to let natural light flood in to the 80 seat restaurant, which includes a private dining room and bar seating. 2017/11/20 Where:
The Square, 6 Bruton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 6PU
Category: French Cuisine

The Square, 6 Bruton Street, Mayfair, , London, W1J 6PU

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 

The Square re-opens on 20th November 2017.

The easiest way to spot a really posh French restaurant is to look at the wine list: if you could use it to beat up intruders from the hoi polloi, then you know you're somewhere seriously upper class. This is certainly true of the 81-page monstrosity at Mayfair restaurant, The Square - though we suspect that their sommelier could stop an intruder in his tracks merely by raising a single immaculate eyebrow and asking if there was anything he could help them with. Following the departure of Philip Howard in 2016 a major re-design was revealed in November 2017 and that, coupled with the appointment of Clement Leroy as executive chef, signalled a fresh start. Drawing on Mayfair's art galleries, the main dining area is timeless in style with dark parquet flooring and square glass blocks in the windows and walls to let natural light flood in to the 80 seat restaurant, which includes a private dining room and bar seating.
 
 
 

Veeno St Paul's

Opens 22nd November 2017

Veeno St Paul's Opens 22nd November 2017 Veeno at One New Change, St Paul's, opens at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic Spuntini. It helps that co-founder Nino Caruso comes from a family of wine growers - his family have been growing vines in Marsala, Sicily, since the 19th century - who supply most of the wines. He and fellow co-founder Andrea Zecchino first set up Veeno in 2013 and and four years later there are 17 wine bars across the UK - in Manchester, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Nottingham and Kingston upon Thames - but this branch at One New Change in St Paul's is the first in central London. 2017/11/22 Where:
Veeno St Paul's, 1st Floor One New Change London, EC2V 6AG
Category: Wine Bars

Veeno St Paul's, 1st Floor One New Change, London, EC2V 6AG

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon Thames

Veeno at One New Change, St Paul's, opens at 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November 2017.

Italian wine bar Veeno champions Italy's after-work culture of drinking, eating and relaxing, and specialises in family grown Sicilian wine alongside authentic Spuntini. It helps that co-founder Nino Caruso comes from a family of wine growers - his family have been growing vines in Marsala, Sicily, since the 19th century - who supply most of the wines. He and fellow co-founder Andrea Zecchino first set up Veeno in 2013 and and four years later there are 17 wine bars across the UK - in Manchester, Leeds, York, Liverpool, Nottingham and Kingston upon Thames - but this branch at One New Change in St Paul's is the first in central London.
 
 
 
 

Sans Pere Broadway Market

Opens 23rd November 2017

Sans Pere Broadway Market Opens 23rd November 2017 Sans Pere's second branch opens on 23rd November 2017. Behind a pink facade, t he second restaurant from Sans Pere, the lifestyle house in Shoreditch, brings something sweet to Broadway Market. The cafe close to London Fields focuses on two things: desserts and cocktails. And does them well. Head pastry chef, Roberto Mele, who worked at The Fat Duck and Alan Yau's Park Chinois, has created a marvellous menu of classic and seasonal desserts. Essentially a French bistro with a twist, Sans Pere Broadway Market offers sweet treats like mandarin and olive oil mille-feuille with French inspired cocktails paired with each dessert. Inside, the flooring is covered with geometric stone hexagonal tiles while a carpeted wall creates a warm atmosphere and a grey marble-clad angular bar is the focal point around which the desserts and cocktails are made. 2017/11/23 Where:
Sans Pere Broadway Market, 15 Broadway Market London, E8 4PH
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Sans Pere Broadway Market, 15 Broadway Market, London, E8 4PH

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon Thames

Sans Pere's second branch opens on 23rd November 2017.

Behind a pink facade, t he second restaurant from Sans Pere, the lifestyle house in Shoreditch, brings something sweet to Broadway Market. The cafe close to London Fields focuses on two things: desserts and cocktails. And does them well. Head pastry chef, Roberto Mele, who worked at The Fat Duck and Alan Yau's Park Chinois, has created a marvellous menu of classic and seasonal desserts. Essentially a French bistro with a twist, Sans Pere Broadway Market offers sweet treats like mandarin and olive oil mille-feuille with French inspired cocktails paired with each dessert. Inside, the flooring is covered with geometric stone hexagonal tiles while a carpeted wall creates a warm atmosphere and a grey marble-clad angular bar is the focal point around which the desserts and cocktails are made.
 
 
 

Broadleaf

Opens 27th November 2017

Broadleaf Opens 27th November 2017 Broadleaf opens on Monday 27th November 2017 with a soft launch offer of 50 per cent off food, lunch and dinner from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th November 2017. From the team behind The Botanist in Broadgate Circle and Sloane Square , Aviary and the Jugged Hare , Broadleaf brings beer, creative cocktails and a modern British menu to the City. Situated in the shadow of Tower 42 on Old Broad Street, the bar and restaurant has beautiful interiors inspired by the tropical glasshouses of the Victorian era and created by Russell Stage Studio, two Shuffleboards plus a great events space with two large plasma TVs upstairs. With a capacity of 200 covers spread across two floors, Broadleaf has a large statement bar on the ground floor, complete with six copper beer tanks. Brasserie-style food from the open-plan kitchen puts dishes like kiln roast salmon with pickled beetroot and horseradish cream, or slow braised Cumbrian Longhorn short ribs served with Dauphinoise potatoes on your plate. 2017/11/27 Where:
Broadleaf, 25 Old Broad Street London, EC2N 1HN
Category: British Cuisine

Broadleaf, 25 Old Broad Street, London, EC2N 1HN

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Bank Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon Thames

Broadleaf opens on Monday 27th November 2017 with a soft launch offer of 50 per cent off food, lunch and dinner from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th November 2017.

From the team behind The Botanist in Broadgate Circle and Sloane Square , Aviary and the Jugged Hare , Broadleaf brings beer, creative cocktails and a modern British menu to the City. Situated in the shadow of Tower 42 on Old Broad Street, the bar and restaurant has beautiful interiors inspired by the tropical glasshouses of the Victorian era and created by Russell Stage Studio, two Shuffleboards plus a great events space with two large plasma TVs upstairs. With a capacity of 200 covers spread across two floors, Broadleaf has a large statement bar on the ground floor, complete with six copper beer tanks. Brasserie-style food from the open-plan kitchen puts dishes like kiln roast salmon with pickled beetroot and horseradish cream, or slow braised Cumbrian Longhorn short ribs served with Dauphinoise potatoes on your plate.
 
 
 

Passo

Opens 27th November 2017

Passo Opens 27th November 2017 Passo officially opens on Monday 27th November 2017 | Soft launch offer: 50 per cent off from 20th to 22nd November and 2-4-1 pizza in 2017. Passo is an all day Italian restaurant and café in the heart of Old Street, East London. Expect seasonal produce, hand made pasta and wood fired pizza. The kitchen is led by Massimiliano Iaquinoto who is working alongside Joe Hill, executive chef of Good Life Projects, the group behind Foley's restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a DJ plays on Thursday to Saturday from the end of dinner until the place closes. 2017/11/27 Where:
Passo, 80 City Road London, EC1Y 2AS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Passo, 80 City Road, London, EC1Y 2AS

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon Thames

Passo officially opens on Monday 27th November 2017 | Soft launch offer: 50 per cent off from 20th to 22nd November and 2-4-1 pizza in 2017.

Passo is an all day Italian restaurant and café in the heart of Old Street, East London. Expect seasonal produce, hand made pasta and wood fired pizza. The kitchen is led by Massimiliano Iaquinoto who is working alongside Joe Hill, executive chef of Good Life Projects, the group behind Foley's restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a DJ plays on Thursday to Saturday from the end of dinner until the place closes.
 
 
 

Londrino

Opens end of November 2017

Londrino Opens end of November 2017 Londrino opens in London Bridge at the end of November 2017. Leandro Carreira has an impressive CV. He was head chef at Nuno Mendes' Viajante, he's worked at Lyle's and Koya but Londrino is his first standalone restaurant and it includes a wine bar. On the residential street of Snowsfields, in London Bridge, Londrino's 70 seat restaurant offers an a la carte menu influenced by the flavours of Portugal and with an emphasis on the sea. Working closely with British farmers and daily fishing boats, as well as sourcing unique ingredients from Portugal, ingredients are top quality. More casual, the all-day wine bar seats 30 (ten around a communal table) and is a no-reservations space where you can enjoy small plates of grilled quail with toffee mayo and pao doce with lemon and Iberico ham, as well a choice of often overlooked Portuguese cheeses and cured meats. Hand-painted tiles from Portugal feature on the bar and open kitchen and in the summer the floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a terrace for up to 20 to dine al fresco. 2017/11/30 Where:
Londrino, 36 Snowsfields Yard London, SE1 3QQ
Category: Central European Cuisine

Londrino, 36 Snowsfields Yard, London, SE1 3QQ

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro Carreira

Londrino opens in London Bridge at the end of November 2017.

Leandro Carreira has an impressive CV. He was head chef at Nuno Mendes' Viajante, he's worked at Lyle's and Koya but Londrino is his first standalone restaurant and it includes a wine bar. On the residential street of Snowsfields, in London Bridge, Londrino's 70 seat restaurant offers an a la carte menu influenced by the flavours of Portugal and with an emphasis on the sea. Working closely with British farmers and daily fishing boats, as well as sourcing unique ingredients from Portugal, ingredients are top quality. More casual, the all-day wine bar seats 30 (ten around a communal table) and is a no-reservations space where you can enjoy small plates of grilled quail with toffee mayo and pao doce with lemon and Iberico ham, as well a choice of often overlooked Portuguese cheeses and cured meats. Hand-painted tiles from Portugal feature on the bar and open kitchen and in the summer the floor-to-ceiling windows open onto a terrace for up to 20 to dine al fresco.
 
 
 

Principal London

Opens autumn 2017

Principal London Opens autumn 2017 Principal London opens in autumn 2017. Designed by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, The Principal London originally opened as a hotel in 1898 and s tands out on Russell Square thanks its striking terracotta exterior. While four British queens - Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne and Victoria - guard the entrance, inside t he 334-room hotel is a bronze dragon (find it on the landing of the main staircase) , 'Lucky George' - the Titanic had an exact replica. Rooms have a contemporary interior and lavish feel, designed by Tara Bernard and Russell Sage, and provide a practical place to stay, with custom-made beds and work desks. At the heart of the hotel is the magnificently restored Palm Court. For something more casual, try Burr & Co., and for glamorous nights out head to Fitz's bar for a cocktail or two. 2017/11/30 Where:
Principal London, 1-8 Russell Square London, WC1B 5BE
Category: New Hotels

Principal London, 1-8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE

Tube: Russell Square Station

 
 

Principal London opens in autumn 2017.

Designed by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, The Principal London originally opened as a hotel in 1898 and s tands out on Russell Square thanks its striking terracotta exterior. While four British queens - Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne and Victoria - guard the entrance, inside t he 334-room hotel is a bronze dragon (find it on the landing of the main staircase) , 'Lucky George' - the Titanic had an exact replica. Rooms have a contemporary interior and lavish feel, designed by Tara Bernard and Russell Sage, and provide a practical place to stay, with custom-made beds and work desks. At the heart of the hotel is the magnificently restored Palm Court. For something more casual, try Burr & Co., and for glamorous nights out head to Fitz's bar for a cocktail or two.
 
 
 
 

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro Carreira

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird 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".
 
 
 

Jack Solomons Club

Opens 1st December 2017

Jack Solomons Club Opens 1st December 2017 Jack Solomons Club a new Soho speakeasy bar will launch on 1st December 2017. Taking its name from teenage boxer 'Kid Mears' (real name Jack Solomons), who found fame and money in British boxing's golden years after the Second World War, Jack Solomons Club brings old school glamour to Great Windmill Street . Enter th e basement Soho speakeasy through a hidden door via an after-hours street-side deli and you'll find a vast space, with room for 390 people. With a speakeasy cocktail club on one side, and dance floor on the other, you can dance late into the night on Wednesday to Sunday evenings with live bands, DJs, special one-off events and guest appearances until the early hours. Whisky, Jack Solomons' favourite tipple, is a speciality and there are cocktails, bourbon and bitters alongside bar snacks and small plates - dishes like crab croquettes, hot smoked trout with and fish and chips. 2017/12/01 Where:
Jack Solomons Club, 41 Great Windmill Street London, W1D 7NB
Category: Bars

Jack Solomons Club, 41 Great Windmill Street, London, W1D 7NB

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird Chelsea

Jack Solomons Club a new Soho speakeasy bar will launch on 1st December 2017.

Taking its name from teenage boxer 'Kid Mears' (real name Jack Solomons), who found fame and money in British boxing's golden years after the Second World War, Jack Solomons Club brings old school glamour to Great Windmill Street . Enter th e basement Soho speakeasy through a hidden door via an after-hours street-side deli and you'll find a vast space, with room for 390 people. With a speakeasy cocktail club on one side, and dance floor on the other, you can dance late into the night on Wednesday to Sunday evenings with live bands, DJs, special one-off events and guest appearances until the early hours. Whisky, Jack Solomons' favourite tipple, is a speciality and there are cocktails, bourbon and bitters alongside bar snacks and small plates - dishes like crab croquettes, hot smoked trout with and fish and chips.
 
 
 

Granary Square Brasserie

Opens 6th December 2017

Granary Square Brasserie Opens 6th December 2017 Granary Square Brasserie opens on Wednesday 6th December 2017. Granary Square Brasserie , a new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection, located in the heart of King's Cross, serves modern British fare alongside favourite dishes from around the globe. Breakfast, weekend brunch are served in the 250-cover restaurant which offers everything from coffee and juices to mid-morning treats, afternoon snacks and dinner, all be served alongside an extensive wine list and a cocktail menu befitting of the restaurant's fabulous central bar. A terrace on Granary Square offers views across the Regent's Canal and the square's floor-level fountains. T eal coloured parasols over wrought iron tables and planters overflowing with foliage create a lush garden space in the heart of King's Cross. 2017/12/06 Where:
Granary Square Brasserie, 1-3 Stable Street London, N1C 4AB
Category: Brasseries

Granary Square Brasserie, 1-3 Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird Chelsea

Granary Square Brasserie opens on Wednesday 6th December 2017.

Granary Square Brasserie , a new restaurant from the team behind The Ivy Collection, located in the heart of King's Cross, serves modern British fare alongside favourite dishes from around the globe. Breakfast, weekend brunch are served in the 250-cover restaurant which offers everything from coffee and juices to mid-morning treats, afternoon snacks and dinner, all be served alongside an extensive wine list and a cocktail menu befitting of the restaurant's fabulous central bar. A terrace on Granary Square offers views across the Regent's Canal and the square's floor-level fountains. T eal coloured parasols over wrought iron tables and planters overflowing with foliage create a lush garden space in the heart of King's Cross.
 
 
 

Harry's Dolci

Opens 6th December 2017

Harry's Dolci Opens 6th December 2017 Harry's Dolci will open on 6th December 2017. An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci mixes stylish decor with seasonal plates, and has all the elegance and glamour of 1950's Italy. Named after Harry's Bar in Mayfair, the 64 seat Knightsbridge restaurant has a large terrace for al fresco dining. Chef Director Diego Cardoso brings with him extensive experience at several Michelin-starred restaurants, most notably at Murano, in Mayfair. Authentic antipasti, pasta e risotti and pesce e carne are added to with signature dishes including linguine vongole; pappardelle al ragu bolognese; and spigola al cartoccio - a whole seabass baked in a paper bag. The pudding or 'Dolci' menu, reflected in the restaurant's name, is extensive with traditional treats such as gelato cannoli, tiramisu and panna cotta. A grappa trolley brings an aperitif or digestif to your table while Italian wines and classic cocktails are also on the drinks list. Carefully curated photography and artwork adorns the walls, celebrating la dolce vita. 2017/12/06 Where:
Harry's Dolci, 27-31 Basil Street London, SW3 1BB
Category: Italian Cuisine

Harry's Dolci, 27-31 Basil Street, London, SW3 1BB

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird Chelsea

Harry's Dolci will open on 6th December 2017.

An all-day Italian restaurant from the Caprice group, Harry's Dolci mixes stylish decor with seasonal plates, and has all the elegance and glamour of 1950's Italy. Named after Harry's Bar in Mayfair, the 64 seat Knightsbridge restaurant has a large terrace for al fresco dining. Chef Director Diego Cardoso brings with him extensive experience at several Michelin-starred restaurants, most notably at Murano, in Mayfair. Authentic antipasti, pasta e risotti and pesce e carne are added to with signature dishes including linguine vongole; pappardelle al ragu bolognese; and spigola al cartoccio - a whole seabass baked in a paper bag. The pudding or 'Dolci' menu, reflected in the restaurant's name, is extensive with traditional treats such as gelato cannoli, tiramisu and panna cotta. A grappa trolley brings an aperitif or digestif to your table while Italian wines and classic cocktails are also on the drinks list. Carefully curated photography and artwork adorns the walls, celebrating la dolce vita.
 
 
 
 

Indian Accent

Opens early December 2017

Indian Accent Opens early December 2017 Indian Accent opens in early December 2017. The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian Accent showcases the talents of chef Manish Mehrotra at restaurants in New Delhi, New York and now in London. Old World Hospitality, the group behind Indian Accent, replaces Chor Bizarre, the much loved restaurant which occupied 16 Albemarle Street in Mayfair for 20 years with a restaurant that will surely be just as cherished. Designed by one of the UK's leading restaurant design companies, Design LSM, the interiors reimagine materials familiar in Indian architecture. Brass, marble and plaster are combined to create a contemporary and clean backdrop for the creative dishes. The lobby is dark and intimate which contrasts the light minimalist interiors inside. Combed pearl-lustered plastered walls, reminiscent of Indian Accent's locations in New Delhi and New York have been incorporated and the lower ground floor, an intimate space ideal for private dining. 2017/12/07 Where:
Indian Accent, 16 Albemarle Street London, W1S 4HW
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Indian Accent, 16 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4HW

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New York

Indian Accent opens in early December 2017.

The only restaurant in India to feature in the World's 50 Best Restaurants 2017, Indian Accent showcases the talents of chef Manish Mehrotra at restaurants in New Delhi, New York and now in London. Old World Hospitality, the group behind Indian Accent, replaces Chor Bizarre, the much loved restaurant which occupied 16 Albemarle Street in Mayfair for 20 years with a restaurant that will surely be just as cherished. Designed by one of the UK's leading restaurant design companies, Design LSM, the interiors reimagine materials familiar in Indian architecture. Brass, marble and plaster are combined to create a contemporary and clean backdrop for the creative dishes. The lobby is dark and intimate which contrasts the light minimalist interiors inside. Combed pearl-lustered plastered walls, reminiscent of Indian Accent's locations in New Delhi and New York have been incorporated and the lower ground floor, an intimate space ideal for private dining.
 
 
 

Claw Carnaby

Opens 14th December 2017

Claw Carnaby Opens 14th December 2017 Claw Carnaby opens on 14th December 2017 | Soft launch dates from 11th to 13th December with 50 per cent off all food. It popped up at London markets and in a shipping container on Finsbury Avenue Square but Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist, adding meat and vegetarian options to the menu. When he first started back in 2015, founder Fabian Clark discovered that Britain exported approximately 80 per cent of its crab to the rest of Europe and Asia. In an attempt to change perceptions of fish as an expensive luxury, dishes on the reasonably priced menu at this 50-seat restaurant include bacon and scallop muffin, trout poke and pork stuffed squid, all made with quality seafood from the coast of Britain. The team has included some of their much-loved, cult dishes - the Claw Crab Roll, Bacon & Scallop Muffin, and Claw's signature Lobster Roll. It's not just about fish, meat lovers are also catered for with pork stuffed squid and fried chicken and caviar, washed down with coastal cocktails, craft beer and soft drinks. 2017/12/14 Where:
Claw Carnaby, 21 Kingly Street London, W1B 5QB
Category: Fish and Seafood

Claw Carnaby, 21 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QB

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New York

Claw Carnaby opens on 14th December 2017 | Soft launch dates from 11th to 13th December with 50 per cent off all food.

It popped up at London markets and in a shipping container on Finsbury Avenue Square but Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist, adding meat and vegetarian options to the menu. When he first started back in 2015, founder Fabian Clark discovered that Britain exported approximately 80 per cent of its crab to the rest of Europe and Asia. In an attempt to change perceptions of fish as an expensive luxury, dishes on the reasonably priced menu at this 50-seat restaurant include bacon and scallop muffin, trout poke and pork stuffed squid, all made with quality seafood from the coast of Britain. The team has included some of their much-loved, cult dishes - the Claw Crab Roll, Bacon & Scallop Muffin, and Claw's signature Lobster Roll. It's not just about fish, meat lovers are also catered for with pork stuffed squid and fried chicken and caviar, washed down with coastal cocktails, craft beer and soft drinks.
 
 
 

Dishoom Kensington

Opens 15th December 2017

Dishoom Kensington Opens 15th December 2017 Dishoom Kensington officially opens on 15th December 2017. Indian cuisine in London can be something of a mixed bag at times but when it comes to Dishoom , there's very little that fails to tick the boxes. Located just off High Street Kensington, this is the fifth branch of the Bombay-influenced restaurant and it brings a slice of authentic India to west London with its elegant design and tempting menu. Found within the iconic Barkers building, which is also home to Whole Foods, it places a strong focus on Art Deco and jazz, both of which have a strong association with Bombay. Dishoom draws upon the heritage and legacy of the original Bombay cafes that were all the rage in India in the 1960s to serve an all-day menu of Indian dishes with an Anglo infusion - the Bacon Naan Roll and Lentil Mulligatawny two perfect examples. 2017/12/15 Where:
Dishoom Kensington, The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High Street London, W8 5SE
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Dishoom Kensington, The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SE

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen Maybanks

Dishoom Kensington officially opens on 15th December 2017.

Indian cuisine in London can be something of a mixed bag at times but when it comes to Dishoom , there's very little that fails to tick the boxes. Located just off High Street Kensington, this is the fifth branch of the Bombay-influenced restaurant and it brings a slice of authentic India to west London with its elegant design and tempting menu. Found within the iconic Barkers building, which is also home to Whole Foods, it places a strong focus on Art Deco and jazz, both of which have a strong association with Bombay. Dishoom draws upon the heritage and legacy of the original Bombay cafes that were all the rage in India in the 1960s to serve an all-day menu of Indian dishes with an Anglo infusion - the Bacon Naan Roll and Lentil Mulligatawny two perfect examples.
 
 
 

Fiume

Opened 17th November 2017

Fiume Opened 17th November 2017 Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station, joining his existing restaurants Sartoria on Savile Row and Radici in Islington. Named after the Italian for 'river', the 120-cover restaurant is - appropriately - right next to the Thames, overlooking the piazza. The terrace, filled with lemon and olive trees, has room for 50 to dine al fresco. Menus pay homage to the Mezzogiorno, the Southern area of Italy that holds a special place in the heart of Francesco, a Calabrian native. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, zucchini fritti, seafood fregola and tiramisu emerge from the open kitchen with its wood-fired oven. One of 23 restaurants in this area of Battersea Power Station, Fiume is part of the Circus West and sits alongside Pedler Cru, Vagabond wines, Flour Power City Bakery, The CoffeeWorks Project, The General Store supermarket, No 29 Power Station West and mother pizzas. 2017/11/17 Where:
Fiume, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 5BN
Category: Italian Cuisine

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

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
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Italian chef Francesco Mazzei brings Fiume, a new modern Italian restaurant in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station, joining his existing restaurants Sartoria on Savile Row and Radici in Islington. Named after the Italian for 'river', the 120-cover restaurant is - appropriately - right next to the Thames, overlooking the piazza. The terrace, filled with lemon and olive trees, has room for 50 to dine al fresco. Menus pay homage to the Mezzogiorno, the Southern area of Italy that holds a special place in the heart of Francesco, a Calabrian native. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, zucchini fritti, seafood fregola and tiramisu emerge from the open kitchen with its wood-fired oven. One of 23 restaurants in this area of Battersea Power Station, Fiume is part of the Circus West and sits alongside Pedler Cru, Vagabond wines, Flour Power City Bakery, The CoffeeWorks Project, The General Store supermarket, No 29 Power Station West and mother pizzas.
 
 
 

Bombay Bustle

Opened 15th November 2017

Bombay Bustle Opened 15th November 2017 Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai, co-founder and executive chef of the Michelin starred Jamavar in Mayfair, honour the dabbawalas, the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city, with this Maddox Street restaurant. Picture towering boxes filled with food made in the homes of the workers, recreated at Bombay Bustle with tiered tiffins presented at table, unpacked to reveal curries, breads and rice - ideal for quick a yet wholesome lunch. Also on the menu are some of the city's most loved dishes including misal pav topped with potato salli, kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken, seabass and scallop Tawa Pulao along with Kerala style ishtew. The dining space, split over two levels, reflects the Art Deco buildings of Bombay's train system, there's an old first-class railwaycoach with a pewter dining bar and pink clay plaster walls alongside bottle green and pink leather upholstery. 2017/11/15 Where:
Bombay Bustle, 29 Maddox Street London, W1S 2PA
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Bombay Bustle, 29 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2PA

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
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Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai, co-founder and executive chef of the Michelin starred Jamavar in Mayfair, honour the dabbawalas, the men who use Mumbai's local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city, with this Maddox Street restaurant. Picture towering boxes filled with food made in the homes of the workers, recreated at Bombay Bustle with tiered tiffins presented at table, unpacked to reveal curries, breads and rice - ideal for quick a yet wholesome lunch. Also on the menu are some of the city's most loved dishes including misal pav topped with potato salli, kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken, seabass and scallop Tawa Pulao along with Kerala style ishtew. The dining space, split over two levels, reflects the Art Deco buildings of Bombay's train system, there's an old first-class railwaycoach with a pewter dining bar and pink clay plaster walls alongside bottle green and pink leather upholstery.
 
 
 
 

The Good Egg

Opened November 2017

The Good Egg Opened November 2017 Drawing on the street food scene and Jewish cafe culture of Montreal and Tel-Aviv, The Good Egg chefs, Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi, repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke Newington restaurant in Kingly Court. Hanukah-style brisket hash, French toast sandwich and an Iraqi aubergine pita with tahini are on the all-day restaurant, bakery and bar off Carnaby Street. In the evenings, the dinner menu is built around the charcoal-fired Israeli Mangals, a pita oven and an on-site smoker. T he in-house bakery offers homemade, freshly baked breads and cakes, with the counter stacked with challah, hand-rolled bagels and Oded's popular babka. Enjoy piping hot Manoushi flatbread with honey and za'atar straight out of the wood-fired oven or bag bagels, hearty sandwiches and colourful, Middle Eastern salads to takeaway. 2017/11/15 Where:
The Good Egg, Unit G9 Kingly Court, Carnaby Street London, W1B 5PW
Category: Jewish Cuisine

The Good Egg, Unit G9 Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London, W1B 5PW

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
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Drawing on the street food scene and Jewish cafe culture of Montreal and Tel-Aviv, The Good Egg chefs, Joel Braham, Alex Coppard and Oded Mizrachi, repeat the success of their much-loved Stoke Newington restaurant in Kingly Court. Hanukah-style brisket hash, French toast sandwich and an Iraqi aubergine pita with tahini are on the all-day restaurant, bakery and bar off Carnaby Street. In the evenings, the dinner menu is built around the charcoal-fired Israeli Mangals, a pita oven and an on-site smoker. T he in-house bakery offers homemade, freshly baked breads and cakes, with the counter stacked with challah, hand-rolled bagels and Oded's popular babka. Enjoy piping hot Manoushi flatbread with honey and za'atar straight out of the wood-fired oven or bag bagels, hearty sandwiches and colourful, Middle Eastern salads to takeaway.
 
 
 

The Prince

Opened 15th November 2017

The Prince Opened 15th November 2017 From the people who brought you Pergola on the Roof and Pergola Paddington, The Prince is a fully protected food court with four restaurants, a pub and fairytale garden. Under one roof there are two bars, restaurants and 800 seats in an enclosed woodland pergola garden, all connected to each other via a walkway out the back. It works just like the Pergola pop ups - it's self serve at food kiosks run by Patty & Bun, Rabbit, Begging Bowl Canteen and MAM, the Vietnamese barbecue restaurant by the team behind Salvation in Noodles. The difference here is, for the first time ever, the whole thing is centred on a pub - the old Prince of Wales pub in Earls Court. Book in or pop in - the queues may have been an issue at Pergola on the Roof but here they hold back tables for walk ins, night and day. 2017/11/15 Where:
The Prince, 14 Lillie Road London, SW6 1TT
Category:

The Prince, 14 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1TT

Tube: West Brompton Station

 
 
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From the people who brought you Pergola on the Roof and Pergola Paddington, The Prince is a fully protected food court with four restaurants, a pub and fairytale garden. Under one roof there are two bars, restaurants and 800 seats in an enclosed woodland pergola garden, all connected to each other via a walkway out the back. It works just like the Pergola pop ups - it's self serve at food kiosks run by Patty & Bun, Rabbit, Begging Bowl Canteen and MAM, the Vietnamese barbecue restaurant by the team behind Salvation in Noodles. The difference here is, for the first time ever, the whole thing is centred on a pub - the old Prince of Wales pub in Earls Court. Book in or pop in - the queues may have been an issue at Pergola on the Roof but here they hold back tables for walk ins, night and day.
 
 
 

Mortimer House Kitchen

Opened 13th November 2017

Mortimer House Kitchen Opened 13th November 2017 On the ground floor of 'work and wellbeing' club Mortimer House, Mortimer House Kitchen is open to both members and the general public. Enjoy a healthy, all-day Mediterranean menu in the 90-cover restaurant which has marble countertops, terracotta ceilings, a conservatory and chef's counter showing the inner workings of the kitchen. The menus have been created by Head Chef Luca Unali who brings a wealth of experience from the kitchens at Cecconi's, Blakes and KX Gym. Alongside breakfast classics are house-made breakfast bowls, energy balls and gluten-free cookies, nut milks and house pressed juices. There's even a whole section dedicated to the avocado. Throughout the day and into the evening dishes like charcoal cauliflower with garlic aioli and courgette spaghetti are served with cocktails and organic or biodynamic wines. Mortimer House members can move straight from meeting rooms via the gym to the restaurant below. 2017/11/13 Where:
Mortimer House Kitchen, Mortimer Street London, W1T 3JH
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Mortimer House Kitchen, Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JH

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
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On the ground floor of 'work and wellbeing' club Mortimer House, Mortimer House Kitchen is open to both members and the general public. Enjoy a healthy, all-day Mediterranean menu in the 90-cover restaurant which has marble countertops, terracotta ceilings, a conservatory and chef's counter showing the inner workings of the kitchen. The menus have been created by Head Chef Luca Unali who brings a wealth of experience from the kitchens at Cecconi's, Blakes and KX Gym. Alongside breakfast classics are house-made breakfast bowls, energy balls and gluten-free cookies, nut milks and house pressed juices. There's even a whole section dedicated to the avocado. Throughout the day and into the evening dishes like charcoal cauliflower with garlic aioli and courgette spaghetti are served with cocktails and organic or biodynamic wines. Mortimer House members can move straight from meeting rooms via the gym to the restaurant below.
 
 
 

Royal Lancaster London

Opened 8th November 2017

Royal Lancaster London Opened 8th November 2017 In autumn 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks overlooking Hyde Park - reveals the results of a £80 million renovation, completed in time for the hotel's 50th anniversary. No corner of the hotel has been left untouched. All 411 bedrooms and suites (which either have views over Hyde Park or the city skyline) have been upgraded and the lobby has undergone a complete redesign creating a series of individual spaces and a bar. The interior design of the suites blends a mid-century aesthetic with the quirkiness of the 1960s, a nod to the swinging era during which hotel first opened. Welcomed by a dramatic entrance façade, guests can walk up the curved marble staircase to the first floor - and look down on the stunning marble, gold, polished brass and bronze of the lobby below. 2017/11/08 Where:
Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace London, W2 2TY
Category: New Hotels

Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY

Tube: Lancaster Gate Station, Paddington Station

 
 
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In autumn 2017 the 18-storey Royal Lancaster London - one of the best-known landmarks overlooking Hyde Park - reveals the results of a £80 million renovation, completed in time for the hotel's 50th anniversary. No corner of the hotel has been left untouched. All 411 bedrooms and suites (which either have views over Hyde Park or the city skyline) have been upgraded and the lobby has undergone a complete redesign creating a series of individual spaces and a bar. The interior design of the suites blends a mid-century aesthetic with the quirkiness of the 1960s, a nod to the swinging era during which hotel first opened. Welcomed by a dramatic entrance façade, guests can walk up the curved marble staircase to the first floor - and look down on the stunning marble, gold, polished brass and bronze of the lobby below.
 
 
 

Butterscotch Bakery

Opened 6th November 2017

Butterscotch Bakery Opened 6th November 2017 Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea Vo, is back with a different baked goods brand, Butterscotch. Initially launched online, delivering baked goods to homes and offices across London, Butterscotch in White City's Westworks development sells celebration cakes and signature bakes. The American influenced pastries are presented on a marble counter top laden with Buckeye Brownies, Snickerdoodle cookies, Snicker Fudge and Key Lime Pie cupcakes. Double stuffed croissants, cinnamon buns and madeleines appear on rotation, best when combined with freshly brewed coffee from speciality roasters Squaremile or a turmeric latte. Start the day at the porridge bar and pick one of five bases before choosing from over sixty toppings - fig bourbon compote, sea salted caramel sauce, and a whole host of seeds and cereals among them. 2017/11/06 Where:
Butterscotch Bakery, Westworks Lobby, 195 Wood Lane London, W12 7FQ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Butterscotch Bakery, Westworks Lobby, 195 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FQ

Tube: White City Station

 
 
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Over ten years after she founded Bea's of Bloomsbury the Cordon Bleu trained chef, Bea Vo, is back with a different baked goods brand, Butterscotch. Initially launched online, delivering baked goods to homes and offices across London, Butterscotch in White City's Westworks development sells celebration cakes and signature bakes. The American influenced pastries are presented on a marble counter top laden with Buckeye Brownies, Snickerdoodle cookies, Snicker Fudge and Key Lime Pie cupcakes. Double stuffed croissants, cinnamon buns and madeleines appear on rotation, best when combined with freshly brewed coffee from speciality roasters Squaremile or a turmeric latte. Start the day at the porridge bar and pick one of five bases before choosing from over sixty toppings - fig bourbon compote, sea salted caramel sauce, and a whole host of seeds and cereals among them.
 
 
 
 

Skylight London

Opened 2nd November 2017

Skylight London Opened 2nd November 2017 From 2nd November 2017, Skylight turns from a British urban lawn club into an apres ski lodge, combining fondue and street food with London's first rooftop ice rink at Tobacco Dock. The new winter season brings neon lights, real ice and an ice hockey penalty shooting game on the lower floor with prizes to be won. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, indoor and outdoor heated seating areas, mulled wine and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie from here. Favourite food traders return and a fondue station is set up for winter, serving chocolate as well as cheese fondue - for those with a sweet tooth. 2017/11/02 Where:
Skylight London, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane London, E1W 2SF
Category: Attractions for Kids

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

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 
 
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From 2nd November 2017, Skylight turns from a British urban lawn club into an apres ski lodge, combining fondue and street food with London's first rooftop ice rink at Tobacco Dock. The new winter season brings neon lights, real ice and an ice hockey penalty shooting game on the lower floor with prizes to be won. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, indoor and outdoor heated seating areas, mulled wine and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and The Walkie Talkie from here. Favourite food traders return and a fondue station is set up for winter, serving chocolate as well as cheese fondue - for those with a sweet tooth.
 
 
 

The Playground Theatre

Opened 1st November 2017

The Playground Theatre Opened 1st November 2017 In the Ladbroke Grove area of west London, just a ten-minute walk from Latimer Road tube station, The Playground Theatre is a novel use for an old bus depot. Having won the Samuel Beckett award for innovative theatre, the Playground Theatre has a long history supporting artists working in theatre but this is the first time they've had their own bricks and mortar theatre. Officially open in autumn 2017, the theatre is headed up by Anthony Biggs, previously at Jermyn Street Theatre, who as co-artistic director works with the theatre's founder, actor and producer Peter Tate. Designed by Jonathan Mizzi Studio, the theatre has room for 150 to 200, a flexible stage, full lighting rig, state of the art sound system and two dressing rooms. The theatre also includes a sumptuous front of house area with a box office and a cafe bar serving throughout the day. 2017/11/01 Where:
The Playground Theatre, Unit 8 Latimer Industrial Estate, Latimer Road London, W10 6RQ
Category: Theatres

The Playground Theatre, Unit 8 Latimer Industrial Estate, Latimer Road, London, W10 6RQ

Tube: White City Station

 
 
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In the Ladbroke Grove area of west London, just a ten-minute walk from Latimer Road tube station, The Playground Theatre is a novel use for an old bus depot. Having won the Samuel Beckett award for innovative theatre, the Playground Theatre has a long history supporting artists working in theatre but this is the first time they've had their own bricks and mortar theatre. Officially open in autumn 2017, the theatre is headed up by Anthony Biggs, previously at Jermyn Street Theatre, who as co-artistic director works with the theatre's founder, actor and producer Peter Tate. Designed by Jonathan Mizzi Studio, the theatre has room for 150 to 200, a flexible stage, full lighting rig, state of the art sound system and two dressing rooms. The theatre also includes a sumptuous front of house area with a box office and a cafe bar serving throughout the day.
 
 
 

Woody Bear

Opened 1st November 2017

Woody Bear Opened 1st November 2017 Raclette, croque monsieur and hot cocktails are served at Woody Bear, the winter rooftop pop up taking over the Oxford Street space that was summer hit Sisu. From 1st November 2017 you can enjoy melted cheese and a seriously boozy eggnog, served in a retro flask, from the comfort of a repurposed fairground tea-cups. Fashioned to look like an abandoned urban fairground, there are animal see-saws, swings and log tables while glass panels, heaters and blankets keep the chill away. Food comes from croque monsieur street food vendors Madame & Monsieur - choose from Le French, Le Swiss or Le Welsh - also on the menu is the melty raclette on potatoes, served from a 6kg wheel, as well as charcuterie boards and salads. Book into the private hut for 20 and you'll get a Christmas party complete with a self-serve coin-operated cocktail dispenser to keep the hot gin punch flowing. 2017/11/01 Where:
Woody Bear, 535 Oxford Street London, W1C 2QW
Category:

Woody Bear, 535 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QW

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
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Raclette, croque monsieur and hot cocktails are served at Woody Bear, the winter rooftop pop up taking over the Oxford Street space that was summer hit Sisu. From 1st November 2017 you can enjoy melted cheese and a seriously boozy eggnog, served in a retro flask, from the comfort of a repurposed fairground tea-cups. Fashioned to look like an abandoned urban fairground, there are animal see-saws, swings and log tables while glass panels, heaters and blankets keep the chill away. Food comes from croque monsieur street food vendors Madame & Monsieur - choose from Le French, Le Swiss or Le Welsh - also on the menu is the melty raclette on potatoes, served from a 6kg wheel, as well as charcuterie boards and salads. Book into the private hut for 20 and you'll get a Christmas party complete with a self-serve coin-operated cocktail dispenser to keep the hot gin punch flowing.
 
 
 

Kindare

Opened autumn 2017

Kindare Opened autumn 2017 Offering customised luxury clothing for men and women, worn by the likes of Christina Ricci, HRH Princess Beatrice and Kate Hudson , Kindare on Connaught Street is the first stand alone store for London designer Kinder Aggugini. Kinder studied at Central St Martins in the 1980s and began as a tailor in Savile Row before working for labels like John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein and Versace. Known for his expert tailoring and inventive use of fabric, he has even designed for the English National Ballet. For luxury, unique clothing at reasonable prices look to this hidden gem in Connaught Village. 2017/10/31 Where:
Kindare, Connaught Street London, W2 2AF
Category: Clothing

Kindare, Connaught Street, London, W2 2AF

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
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Offering customised luxury clothing for men and women, worn by the likes of Christina Ricci, HRH Princess Beatrice and Kate Hudson , Kindare on Connaught Street is the first stand alone store for London designer Kinder Aggugini. Kinder studied at Central St Martins in the 1980s and began as a tailor in Savile Row before working for labels like John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Paul Smith, Calvin Klein and Versace. Known for his expert tailoring and inventive use of fabric, he has even designed for the English National Ballet. For luxury, unique clothing at reasonable prices look to this hidden gem in Connaught Village.
 
 
 

New Road Hotel

Opened October 2017

New Road Hotel Opened October 2017 Housed in a former textile factory in Whitechapel, New Road Hotel is an independently owned, 80-room boutique hotel in East London with a restaurant by Marco Pierre White, a fitness studio and a hot tub on the roof. Affordably priced (no overpriced mini bars here, free hot drinks on each floor instead) and fitted out with social spaces, you can play pool in the games zone or relax in the library. Each bedroom has a 49 inch flatscreen TV, Hypnos bed, rainfall shower and a mobile phone but for something completely different book into the rooftop Eco Shed - a completely sustainable space with a kingsize bed. Dine at Mr White's English Chophouse, run by Marco Pierre White, and you'll find a menu which combines his Italian heritage with his passion for the New York food scene. Steaks, grills and chops feature on the meat heavy menu. Ideal for leisure and business travellers alike, the hotel is a three minute walk from Whitechapel tube station, close to The Royal London Hospital and the City. 2017/10/31 Where:
New Road Hotel, 103-107 New Road London, E1 1HJ
Category: New Hotels

New Road Hotel, 103-107 New Road, London, E1 1HJ

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 
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Housed in a former textile factory in Whitechapel, New Road Hotel is an independently owned, 80-room boutique hotel in East London with a restaurant by Marco Pierre White, a fitness studio and a hot tub on the roof. Affordably priced (no overpriced mini bars here, free hot drinks on each floor instead) and fitted out with social spaces, you can play pool in the games zone or relax in the library. Each bedroom has a 49 inch flatscreen TV, Hypnos bed, rainfall shower and a mobile phone but for something completely different book into the rooftop Eco Shed - a completely sustainable space with a kingsize bed. Dine at Mr White's English Chophouse, run by Marco Pierre White, and you'll find a menu which combines his Italian heritage with his passion for the New York food scene. Steaks, grills and chops feature on the meat heavy menu. Ideal for leisure and business travellers alike, the hotel is a three minute walk from Whitechapel tube station, close to The Royal London Hospital and the City.
 
 
 
 

Parsons

Opened October 2017

Parsons Opened October 2017 Ian Campbell and Will Palmer, the owners of The 10 Cases restaurant and wine bar, are behind this fish restaurant directly opposite their Covent Garden wine bar. Parsons, a classic fish restaurant, presents two 'catches of the day', alongside a host of staples such as squid, clams, oysters, sardines, salt-baked seabass and turbot. As you'd expect, the wine list is well researched and heavy on the whites. The restaurant seats 32 and, like the Ten Cases, has pavement seating outside. 2017/10/31 Where:
Parsons, 39 Endell Street London, WC2H 9BA
Category: Fish and Seafood

Parsons, 39 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9BA

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

 
 
Ian Campbell and Will Palmer, the owners of The 10 Cases restaurant and wine bar, are behind this fish restaurant directly opposite their Covent Garden wine bar. Parsons, a classic fish restaurant, presents two 'catches of the day', alongside a host of staples such as squid, clams, oysters, sardines, salt-baked seabass and turbot. As you'd expect, the wine list is well researched and heavy on the whites. The restaurant seats 32 and, like the Ten Cases, has pavement seating outside.
 
 
 

Pastaio

Opened October 2017

Pastaio Opened October 2017 Pastaio , translated simply as 'one who makes pasta by hand', is a pasta-centric restaurant on Carnaby's Ganton Street. Enjoy fresh pasta made daily by hand in a dining space designed by Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio. Stevie Parle, the chef and restaurateur behind Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft London and partner at Sardine, is behind the playful 70-cover restaurant which offers a concise menu of simple, seasonal plates of fresh pasta. Options include Tonarelli cacio e pepe, potato and gravy ravioli, Cassarecce, pesto, green beans and potato, grouse, rabbit and pork agnoli and Long Fusilli, crab courgette, yellow tomato and marjoram. Smaller antipasti dishes to graze on include anchovy stuffed pepperoncini, fried mozzarella sandwich, cured meats and sweet pickles as well as pudding. Interiors combine art with a contemporary feel while music plus Prosecco and Aperol slushies add to the fun at this neighbourhood joint. 2017/10/31 Where:
Pastaio, 19 Ganton Street London, WIF 9BN
Category: Italian Cuisine

Pastaio, 19 Ganton Street, London, WIF 9BN

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
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Pastaio , translated simply as 'one who makes pasta by hand', is a pasta-centric restaurant on Carnaby's Ganton Street. Enjoy fresh pasta made daily by hand in a dining space designed by Tom Dixon's Design Research Studio. Stevie Parle, the chef and restaurateur behind Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft London and partner at Sardine, is behind the playful 70-cover restaurant which offers a concise menu of simple, seasonal plates of fresh pasta. Options include Tonarelli cacio e pepe, potato and gravy ravioli, Cassarecce, pesto, green beans and potato, grouse, rabbit and pork agnoli and Long Fusilli, crab courgette, yellow tomato and marjoram. Smaller antipasti dishes to graze on include anchovy stuffed pepperoncini, fried mozzarella sandwich, cured meats and sweet pickles as well as pudding. Interiors combine art with a contemporary feel while music plus Prosecco and Aperol slushies add to the fun at this neighbourhood joint.
 
 
 

Red Farm

Opened autumn 2017

Red Farm Opened autumn 2017 London branch of the New York dumpling restaurant. 2017/10/31 Where:
Red Farm, 9 Russell Street London, WC2B 5HZ
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Red Farm, 9 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HZ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
London branch of the New York dumpling restaurant.
 
 
 

Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Opened October 2017

Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Opened October 2017 Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold , known for their Shoreditch canteen, bring Rochelle Canteen, cafe, bar and restaurant, to the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The launch, in autumn 2017, coincides with a bit of a shake up at the ICA under recently appointed director Stefan Kalmar. The building itself has been stripped bare to reveal original elements of Jane Drew's modernist architecture. Upstairs the dining room has two sweeping skylights, three large windows overlooking St James' and a raised podium with an indoor garden. The perfect place for warming pumpkin soup, pheasant and trotter pie or a whole pig's head to share, as well as vegetarian dishes like roast beetroot, red onion, soft boiled egg and spinach. The cafe and bar, fitted out with Alvar Aalto furniture and serving Caravan coffee as well as a mean gin and tonic, also has an all day bar menu of snacks from pork belly and kimchi buns to cheese and chutney toasted sandwiches. 2017/10/31 Where:
Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12 Carlton House Terrace London, SW1Y 5AH
Category: British Cuisine

Rochelle Canteen at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), 12 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
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Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold , known for their Shoreditch canteen, bring Rochelle Canteen, cafe, bar and restaurant, to the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The launch, in autumn 2017, coincides with a bit of a shake up at the ICA under recently appointed director Stefan Kalmar. The building itself has been stripped bare to reveal original elements of Jane Drew's modernist architecture. Upstairs the dining room has two sweeping skylights, three large windows overlooking St James' and a raised podium with an indoor garden. The perfect place for warming pumpkin soup, pheasant and trotter pie or a whole pig's head to share, as well as vegetarian dishes like roast beetroot, red onion, soft boiled egg and spinach. The cafe and bar, fitted out with Alvar Aalto furniture and serving Caravan coffee as well as a mean gin and tonic, also has an all day bar menu of snacks from pork belly and kimchi buns to cheese and chutney toasted sandwiches.
 
 
 

Sabor

Opened October 2017

Sabor Opened October 2017 Nieves Barragan, former executive chef at Barrafina which, under her watch, won a Michelin star, sets up her own Spanish restaurant on Heddon Street, the foodie hotspot off Piccadilly . She has teamed up with Jose Etura, Barrafina's general manager, with whom she worked for more than a decade, for Sabor , a restaurant, bar and asador (or grill). Serving "the kind of satisfying, unpretentious food her father, a builder, would eat when he arrived home" (Barragan told The Guardian), this is "honest, uncomplicated food". Expect quid cooked in its own ink, comforting stew made with potato, chorizo and chicken stock and flan for pudding. The ground floor is home to the main counter dining , surrounding the open kitchen, and there's a separate bar with sherries, txakolis, vermouths, beers and wines. Upstairs, roast suckling pig and octopus - cooked in traditional copper pans with olive oil and paprika - are a speciality. 2017/10/31 Where:
Sabor, 35 Heddon Street London, W1B 4BR
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Sabor, 35 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BR

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Nieves Barragan, former executive chef at Barrafina which, under her watch, won a Michelin star, sets up her own Spanish restaurant on Heddon Street, the foodie hotspot off Piccadilly . She has teamed up with Jose Etura, Barrafina's general manager, with whom she worked for more than a decade, for Sabor , a restaurant, bar and asador (or grill). Serving "the kind of satisfying, unpretentious food her father, a builder, would eat when he arrived home" (Barragan told The Guardian), this is "honest, uncomplicated food". Expect quid cooked in its own ink, comforting stew made with potato, chorizo and chicken stock and flan for pudding. The ground floor is home to the main counter dining , surrounding the open kitchen, and there's a separate bar with sherries, txakolis, vermouths, beers and wines. Upstairs, roast suckling pig and octopus - cooked in traditional copper pans with olive oil and paprika - are a speciality.
 
 
 
 

Megan's by the Green

Opened last week of October 2017

Megan's by the Green Opened last week of October 2017 Megan's, the dog-friendly King's Road cafe and restaurant has a second location in Parsons Green. Draped in blossom and fairy lights, Megan's by the Green is a romantic spot but the neighbourhood cafe also offers a children's menu and it's dog-friendly too, making it a great place for after-school pizzas. Opposite Parsons Green Tube Station , Megan's is open all day, offering good value, home cooked menus, both to eat in and to take away. Brunch is served all day with cooked breakfast, free-range Eggs Benedict and home-made granola on the menu. In the evenings there are antipasti and charcuterie sharing boards to start followed by baked eggs shakshouka, deconstructed pan kebabs and sourdough pizzas for mains. 2017/10/29 Where:
Megan's by the Green, 57-69 Parsons Green Lane London, SW6 4JA
Category: Cafes and Delis

Megan's by the Green, 57-69 Parsons Green Lane, London, SW6 4JA

Tube: Parsons Green Station

 
 
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Megan's, the dog-friendly King's Road cafe and restaurant has a second location in Parsons Green. Draped in blossom and fairy lights, Megan's by the Green is a romantic spot but the neighbourhood cafe also offers a children's menu and it's dog-friendly too, making it a great place for after-school pizzas. Opposite Parsons Green Tube Station , Megan's is open all day, offering good value, home cooked menus, both to eat in and to take away. Brunch is served all day with cooked breakfast, free-range Eggs Benedict and home-made granola on the menu. In the evenings there are antipasti and charcuterie sharing boards to start followed by baked eggs shakshouka, deconstructed pan kebabs and sourdough pizzas for mains.
 
 
 

Doughnut Time

Opened 27th October 2017

Doughnut Time Opened 27th October 2017 Well known in Australia, Damian Griffiths' Doughnut Time comes to London bringing t wo bespoke creations: Love Actually, a fragrant doughnut with an Earl Grey tea glaze and heart shaped jammie dodgers; and the retro Shawty It's Sherbert Day which indulges our love of childhood nostalgia. A fter humble hole-in-the-wall store beginnings in Brisbane back in 2015, the brand has opened 23 stores around Australia. Success comes from creating humorous and colourful baked treats referencing popular culture. Take the Slim Shady - a vanilla glaze with M&Ms - and Legally Blonde, a caramel glaze with macadamia blondie pieces. All doughnuts are fresh, handmade and gluten-free and vegan options are available on request. They plan to open a Doughnut Time Academy above the Shaftesbury Avenue store and we expect to see branches across London, in Old Street, Notting Hill and Shepherd's Bush. 2017/10/27 Where:
Doughnut Time, 96 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 5ED
Category:

Doughnut Time, 96 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5ED

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

 
 
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Well known in Australia, Damian Griffiths' Doughnut Time comes to London bringing t wo bespoke creations: Love Actually, a fragrant doughnut with an Earl Grey tea glaze and heart shaped jammie dodgers; and the retro Shawty It's Sherbert Day which indulges our love of childhood nostalgia. A fter humble hole-in-the-wall store beginnings in Brisbane back in 2015, the brand has opened 23 stores around Australia. Success comes from creating humorous and colourful baked treats referencing popular culture. Take the Slim Shady - a vanilla glaze with M&Ms - and Legally Blonde, a caramel glaze with macadamia blondie pieces. All doughnuts are fresh, handmade and gluten-free and vegan options are available on request. They plan to open a Doughnut Time Academy above the Shaftesbury Avenue store and we expect to see branches across London, in Old Street, Notting Hill and Shepherd's Bush.
 
 
 

Smoking Goat Shoreditch

Opened 27th October 2017

Smoking Goat Shoreditch Opened 27th October 2017 Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, this time in hip and happening Shoreditch. The late night spot is inspired by the open air canteens and bars found across Thailand serving dishes like tom yam nam sai . It's as much bar as restaurant, with a carefully curated beer selection and a short menu centred on seafood and barbecue with the highest quality ingredients Ben can get his hands on. Owned by Super 8 Restaurants, which also runs Kiln as well as the original Smoking Goat, one of the most popular restaurants in Soho. The Smoking Goat in Shoreditch is bigger, serving things like pigs head and oyster rice rolls at the kind of prices you'd expect from a late-night canteen. 2017/10/27 Where:
Smoking Goat Shoreditch, 64 Shoreditch High Street London, E1 6JJ
Category: Thai Cuisine

Smoking Goat Shoreditch, 64 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JJ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
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Ben Chapman, Brian Hannon and head chef Ali Borer open a second Smoking Goat, this time in hip and happening Shoreditch. The late night spot is inspired by the open air canteens and bars found across Thailand serving dishes like tom yam nam sai . It's as much bar as restaurant, with a carefully curated beer selection and a short menu centred on seafood and barbecue with the highest quality ingredients Ben can get his hands on. Owned by Super 8 Restaurants, which also runs Kiln as well as the original Smoking Goat, one of the most popular restaurants in Soho. The Smoking Goat in Shoreditch is bigger, serving things like pigs head and oyster rice rolls at the kind of prices you'd expect from a late-night canteen.
 
 
 

Shake Shack Cambridge Circus

Opened 26th October 2017

Shake Shack Cambridge Circus Opened 26th October 2017 Shake Shack , the modern day 'roadside' burger stand which started out in 2004 in NYC's Madison Square Park, continues its expansion in London with a shack at Cambridge Circus in the heart of the West End. Even better, they've teamed up with Crosstown Doughnuts, Sipsmith and Neal's Yard to create new products. C heese masters Neal's Yard Dairy helped create The Yard Burger - Aberdeen Angus beef burger topped with Neal's Yard Hafod Cheddar Cheese, British free range Wiltshire cure smoked bacon and horseradish - mustard mayo. The Yard Burger sits alongside the usual Shake Shack showstoppers including the signature ShackBurger, SmokeShack, the vegetarian 'Shroom Burger and the Chick'n Shack. They've collaborated with Crosstown Doughnuts to come up with The CrissCross, a Black Forest Cake Doughnut, and t he drinks list includes pimped up gin lemonade made with Sipsmith London Cup. 2017/10/26 Where:
Shake Shack Cambridge Circus, 1 Cambridge Circus London, WC2H 8PA
Category:

Shake Shack Cambridge Circus, 1 Cambridge Circus, London, WC2H 8PA

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

 
 
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Shake Shack , the modern day 'roadside' burger stand which started out in 2004 in NYC's Madison Square Park, continues its expansion in London with a shack at Cambridge Circus in the heart of the West End. Even better, they've teamed up with Crosstown Doughnuts, Sipsmith and Neal's Yard to create new products. C heese masters Neal's Yard Dairy helped create The Yard Burger - Aberdeen Angus beef burger topped with Neal's Yard Hafod Cheddar Cheese, British free range Wiltshire cure smoked bacon and horseradish - mustard mayo. The Yard Burger sits alongside the usual Shake Shack showstoppers including the signature ShackBurger, SmokeShack, the vegetarian 'Shroom Burger and the Chick'n Shack. They've collaborated with Crosstown Doughnuts to come up with The CrissCross, a Black Forest Cake Doughnut, and t he drinks list includes pimped up gin lemonade made with Sipsmith London Cup.
 
 
 

Veeno Kingston Upon Thames

Opened 26th October 2017

Veeno Kingston Upon Thames Opened 26th October 2017 This Italian wine bar in Kingston upon Thames, set inside a listed building, sources its wine from the family vineyard of Veeno's co-founder, Nino Caruso, whose family have been growing vines in Marsala, Sicily, since the 19th century. Veeno celebrates the Italian aperitivo culture of drinking, eating and relaxing after work. Opt for one of their informal but informative wine tasting experiences and you'll get five glasses of wine, each paired with spuntini - cold meats, breads and cheeses from Italy - on a sharing platter . At the end you'll be given a sweet wine with homemade Italian tiramisu. The Veeno group, set up by directors Andrea Zecchino and Nino Caruso, already has sites in Manchester, Leeds, York, Liverpool and Nottingham but this is the first one to launch in London. 2017/10/26 Where:
Veeno Kingston Upon Thames, The Griffin Centre, 2 Market Place London, KT1 1JT
Category: Wine Bars

Veeno Kingston Upon Thames, The Griffin Centre, 2 Market Place, London, KT1 1JT

Tube: Richmond Station

 
 
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This Italian wine bar in Kingston upon Thames, set inside a listed building, sources its wine from the family vineyard of Veeno's co-founder, Nino Caruso, whose family have been growing vines in Marsala, Sicily, since the 19th century. Veeno celebrates the Italian aperitivo culture of drinking, eating and relaxing after work. Opt for one of their informal but informative wine tasting experiences and you'll get five glasses of wine, each paired with spuntini - cold meats, breads and cheeses from Italy - on a sharing platter . At the end you'll be given a sweet wine with homemade Italian tiramisu. The Veeno group, set up by directors Andrea Zecchino and Nino Caruso, already has sites in Manchester, Leeds, York, Liverpool and Nottingham but this is the first one to launch in London.
 
 
 
 

Mc & Sons

Opened 20th October 2017

Mc & Sons Opened 20th October 2017 Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. As only a true Irish pub would have it, the focal point is the bar but there's a hideaway snug, historically a favoured spot by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, for longer, laid back sessions. The pub is a reflection of its owners the Mc Elhinney family who moved from Maynooth in North County Kildare in the '70s and established Windmill Taverns Group which own The Ring, Jacks Bar, The Windmill and the Kings Arms. The new generation has brought a South East Asian influence with son Johnny married to the lovely Lailar who makes sure all the Thai food - stir fries, noodles and curries - is authentic. As head chef, Lailar sources all the spices and recipes on annual trips back to Chaing Mai where her family still live. 2017/10/20 Where:
Mc & Sons, 160 Union Street London, SE1 0LH
Category: Pubs

Mc & Sons, 160 Union Street, London, SE1 0LH

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
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Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. As only a true Irish pub would have it, the focal point is the bar but there's a hideaway snug, historically a favoured spot by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, for longer, laid back sessions. The pub is a reflection of its owners the Mc Elhinney family who moved from Maynooth in North County Kildare in the '70s and established Windmill Taverns Group which own The Ring, Jacks Bar, The Windmill and the Kings Arms. The new generation has brought a South East Asian influence with son Johnny married to the lovely Lailar who makes sure all the Thai food - stir fries, noodles and curries - is authentic. As head chef, Lailar sources all the spices and recipes on annual trips back to Chaing Mai where her family still live.
 
 
 

Prezzemolo & Vitale

Opened 19th October 2017

Prezzemolo & Vitale Opened 19th October 2017 Contemporary, family run grocer's Prezzemolo & Vitale (P&V) give Italians a taste of home, on London's Kings Road. Founded 30 years ago by now husband and wife team Giuseppe Prezzemolo and Giusi Vitale, the store, which has over six locations in Palermo, Italy, is a shopping destination selling only the very best, traditional Sicilian as well as Italian delicacies. At the party, you will have the opportunity to meet the family and sample a selection of their gourmet artisanal products including charcuterie, cheese, as well as specialist pantry essentials from P&V's own brand Giu Giu. Expect an array of sun drenched, native Sicilian ingredients. P&V Kings Road also boasts a coffee bar and a Cantina (wine cellar), offering a varied selection including world renowned names, classics and rarities from small Italian winemakers, as well as those from further afield. 2017/10/19 Where:
Prezzemolo & Vitale, 388 Kings Road London, SW3 5UZ
Category: Italian Cuisine

Prezzemolo & Vitale, 388 Kings Road, London, SW3 5UZ

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
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Contemporary, family run grocer's Prezzemolo & Vitale (P&V) give Italians a taste of home, on London's Kings Road. Founded 30 years ago by now husband and wife team Giuseppe Prezzemolo and Giusi Vitale, the store, which has over six locations in Palermo, Italy, is a shopping destination selling only the very best, traditional Sicilian as well as Italian delicacies. At the party, you will have the opportunity to meet the family and sample a selection of their gourmet artisanal products including charcuterie, cheese, as well as specialist pantry essentials from P&V's own brand Giu Giu. Expect an array of sun drenched, native Sicilian ingredients. P&V Kings Road also boasts a coffee bar and a Cantina (wine cellar), offering a varied selection including world renowned names, classics and rarities from small Italian winemakers, as well as those from further afield.
 
 
 

Bleecker Bloomberg

Opened 18th October 2017

Bleecker Bloomberg Opened 18th October 2017 After running successful pop-ups across the capital, Bleecker Burger opened its first permanent space inside Spitalfields market in early 2015 and this 60-seat cafe opened in 2017, as part of the Bloomberg Arcade series of restaurants. Bleecker serves New York style cheeseburgers and their award-winning Bleecker Black - a double aged beef patties, American cheese, Clonakilty black pudding and special burger sauce. They use rarebreed, grass-fed beef from small farms in the UK from The Butchery in Bermondsey, where it is dry-aged for about forty to fifty days, giving it an intense, beefy flavour. The finishing touches: a sesame seed bun, scratch burger sauce and good old American cheese. 2017/10/18 Where:
Bleecker Bloomberg, 16 Bloomberg Arcade London, EC4N 8AR
Category:

Bleecker Bloomberg, 16 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

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

 
 
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After running successful pop-ups across the capital, Bleecker Burger opened its first permanent space inside Spitalfields market in early 2015 and this 60-seat cafe opened in 2017, as part of the Bloomberg Arcade series of restaurants. Bleecker serves New York style cheeseburgers and their award-winning Bleecker Black - a double aged beef patties, American cheese, Clonakilty black pudding and special burger sauce. They use rarebreed, grass-fed beef from small farms in the UK from The Butchery in Bermondsey, where it is dry-aged for about forty to fifty days, giving it an intense, beefy flavour. The finishing touches: a sesame seed bun, scratch burger sauce and good old American cheese.
 
 
 

The Bridge Theatre

Opened autumn 2017

The Bridge Theatre Opened autumn 2017 What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed by Steve Tompkins and Roger Watts of Haworth Tompkins, winner of the 2014 Stirling Prize for architecture for the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, the Bridge Theatre brings theatre into the 21st century, offering theatre-makers a platform to create adventurous new work, and giving audiences a modern 900-seat adaptable theatre - capable of staging traditional, in-the-round and promenade performances. Teaming up with Nick Starr, his right hand man at the NT, Hytner's theatre within One Tower Bridge will stage predominantly new work, plus the occasional re-invention of a great work from the past. The riverside site, originally expected to accommodate the Royal Opera House during the renovation of its Covent Garden home, is now set to become a cultural venue of national importance. And, if all goes well, it will be the flagship of a number of new theatres in London. 2017/10/18 Where:
The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park London, SE1 2SG
Category: Theatres

The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG

Tube: London Bridge Station

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

Ahi Poke

Opened October 2017

Ahi Poke Opened October 2017 Childhood friends Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche, co-founders of Ahi Poke, bring their Californian fuelled take on Pacific poké to Bloomberg Arcade in The City. Giving a fresh outlook on the traditional Hawiian raw-fish dish, the menu, designed by Michelin-trained chef Jeremy, is centred on sustainably sourced fish and vibrant, fresh vegetables from local suppliers in New Covent Garden Market. The short menu of signature bowls includes a traditional Hawaiian 'Oahu' with Ahi tuna, red onion, radish, carrot, fried onion and coriander on brown rice with Sesame Shoyu, as well as the 'Venice', capturing the sunshine of LA's Venice Beach with kale, quinoa, shrimp, confit ginger, pineapple, edamame, radish and Leche de Tigre. You can create your own unique poke with a technicolour of ingredients to choose from - coconut sweet potato to kimchee cucumber and red cabbage - as well as seasonal sauces such as carrot, ginger and miso or Sweet Ponzu. This is the third Ahi Poke in London, following the original in Fitzrovia and a take-away cafe in Nova Victoria. 2017/10/15 Where:
Ahi Poke, 14-16 Bloomberg Arcade London, EC4N 8AR
Category: Fish and Seafood

Ahi Poke, 14-16 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

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

 
 
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Childhood friends Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche, co-founders of Ahi Poke, bring their Californian fuelled take on Pacific poké to Bloomberg Arcade in The City. Giving a fresh outlook on the traditional Hawiian raw-fish dish, the menu, designed by Michelin-trained chef Jeremy, is centred on sustainably sourced fish and vibrant, fresh vegetables from local suppliers in New Covent Garden Market. The short menu of signature bowls includes a traditional Hawaiian 'Oahu' with Ahi tuna, red onion, radish, carrot, fried onion and coriander on brown rice with Sesame Shoyu, as well as the 'Venice', capturing the sunshine of LA's Venice Beach with kale, quinoa, shrimp, confit ginger, pineapple, edamame, radish and Leche de Tigre. You can create your own unique poke with a technicolour of ingredients to choose from - coconut sweet potato to kimchee cucumber and red cabbage - as well as seasonal sauces such as carrot, ginger and miso or Sweet Ponzu. This is the third Ahi Poke in London, following the original in Fitzrovia and a take-away cafe in Nova Victoria.
 
 
 
 

Bloomberg

Opened autumn 2017

Bloomberg Opened autumn 2017 Bloomberg , the news and business information service, is building a vast new European headquarters in London designed with Foster + Partners. Demolition and excavation began in 2011 and revealed the remains of the ancient Roman Temple of Mirthras. More fascinating still, archeologists working on the site found the earliest and largest collection of Roman waxed writing tablets in Britain and northern Europe . Numbering 400 in total, this significant collection includes the first hand-written document known from Britain and the earliest ever reference to London. The Bloomberg building itself features a sandstone façade, with 3,000 cubic metres of yellow stone, is the largest such project undertaken in the UK in the last 100 years. Bronze fins provide shade for the offices beyond. The scale of the project is huge - the atrium alone is made out of more steel than the Eiffel Tower and the 3.2 acre site includes public spaces, the Bloomberg Arcade filled with restaurants and a cultural hub for the restoration of the Temple of Mithras. 2017/10/15 Where:
Bloomberg, 3 Queen Victoria Street London, EC4N 4TQ
Category:

Bloomberg, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TQ

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

 
 
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Bloomberg , the news and business information service, is building a vast new European headquarters in London designed with Foster + Partners. Demolition and excavation began in 2011 and revealed the remains of the ancient Roman Temple of Mirthras. More fascinating still, archeologists working on the site found the earliest and largest collection of Roman waxed writing tablets in Britain and northern Europe . Numbering 400 in total, this significant collection includes the first hand-written document known from Britain and the earliest ever reference to London. The Bloomberg building itself features a sandstone façade, with 3,000 cubic metres of yellow stone, is the largest such project undertaken in the UK in the last 100 years. Bronze fins provide shade for the offices beyond. The scale of the project is huge - the atrium alone is made out of more steel than the Eiffel Tower and the 3.2 acre site includes public spaces, the Bloomberg Arcade filled with restaurants and a cultural hub for the restoration of the Temple of Mithras.
 
 
 

Brigadiers

Opened Autumn 2017

Brigadiers Opened Autumn 2017 They've given us the Michelin starred Trishna and Gymkhana , the hugely popular Hoppers as well as delivery service Motu Indian Kitchen. Now Jyotin, Karam, Karam Sethi and Sunaina Sethi, the family team behind JKS Restaurants, are bringing Brigadiers, a brand new concept, to Bloomberg Arcade. All we know, so far, is that the restaurant will serve classic Indian barbecue food in a space inspired by a traditional colonial Indian Army mess from the 1930s. One of ten restaurants in the arcade, Brigadiers will occupy one of three flagship spaces in the development next to Bloomberg's new European HQ , d esigned in collaboration with Foster + Partners. 2017/10/15 Where:
Brigadiers, Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street London, EC2R
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Brigadiers, Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC2R

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

 
 
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They've given us the Michelin starred Trishna and Gymkhana , the hugely popular Hoppers as well as delivery service Motu Indian Kitchen. Now Jyotin, Karam, Karam Sethi and Sunaina Sethi, the family team behind JKS Restaurants, are bringing Brigadiers, a brand new concept, to Bloomberg Arcade. All we know, so far, is that the restaurant will serve classic Indian barbecue food in a space inspired by a traditional colonial Indian Army mess from the 1930s. One of ten restaurants in the arcade, Brigadiers will occupy one of three flagship spaces in the development next to Bloomberg's new European HQ , d esigned in collaboration with Foster + Partners.
 
 
 

Caravan

Opened Autumn 2017

Caravan Opened Autumn 2017 Known for its 'well-travelled' all-day-dining menu, Caravan serves Antipodean-style weekend brunch and specialty coffee, courtesy of sister company Caravan Coffee Roasters. The restaurant's menu draws inspiration from around the world, whilst remaining rooted in a commitment to use the best of local and seasonal produce. This branch of Caravan in Bloomberg Arcade is the fourth London site, following Exmouth Market , King's Cross and Bankside . 2017/10/15 Where:
Caravan, Bloomberg Arcade London, EC2R
Category:

Caravan, Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC2R

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

 
 
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Known for its 'well-travelled' all-day-dining menu, Caravan serves Antipodean-style weekend brunch and specialty coffee, courtesy of sister company Caravan Coffee Roasters. The restaurant's menu draws inspiration from around the world, whilst remaining rooted in a commitment to use the best of local and seasonal produce. This branch of Caravan in Bloomberg Arcade is the fourth London site, following Exmouth Market , King's Cross and Bankside .
 
 
 

Koya

Opened Autumn 2017

Koya Opened Autumn 2017 The team behind popular Soho Japanese restaurant , Koya open a second site, this time in The City, within the Bloomberg Arcade . Under the direction of head chef Shuko Oda, Koya specialises in traditional Japanese dishes, including Sanuki Udon noodles freshly made daily. Winner of the Observer Food Monthly Cheap Eats in 2011 and runner up in 2012, Koya made its name with classic udon dishes. "But it's the superb daily specials and small plates that make it more than just a noodle bar. Plenty for non-noodle fans, too" the Observer judges noted. They also serve a unique Japanese breakfast menu. 2017/10/15 Where:
Koya, Bloomberg Arcade London, EC2R
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Koya, Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC2R

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

 
 
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The team behind popular Soho Japanese restaurant , Koya open a second site, this time in The City, within the Bloomberg Arcade . Under the direction of head chef Shuko Oda, Koya specialises in traditional Japanese dishes, including Sanuki Udon noodles freshly made daily. Winner of the Observer Food Monthly Cheap Eats in 2011 and runner up in 2012, Koya made its name with classic udon dishes. "But it's the superb daily specials and small plates that make it more than just a noodle bar. Plenty for non-noodle fans, too" the Observer judges noted. They also serve a unique Japanese breakfast menu.
 
 
 

The Coal Shed

Opened October 2017

The Coal Shed Opened October 2017 Named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the best places to eat in the UK, The Coal Shed in Brighton has also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian and the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards. Owner Razak Helalat, who's also behind Brighton's The Salt Room, moves from coast to city to open The Coal Shed in the huge new One Tower Bridge development. In Brighton, steaks are the highlights of the menus and we expect the same at their London restaurant. Overlooking the Thames, fresh fish and crustaceans are delivered directly to the restaurant by boat. M eat and fish are grilled over burning charcoal - hence the name - in an oven which can generate intense heats of up to 500 degrees celsius to ensure succulent meats that are full of flavour . 2017/10/15 Where:
The Coal Shed, Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square London, SE1 2SE
Category: British Cuisine

The Coal Shed, Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
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Named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the best places to eat in the UK, The Coal Shed in Brighton has also been recommended by The Telegraph, The Guardian and the Brighton & Hove Foodie Awards. Owner Razak Helalat, who's also behind Brighton's The Salt Room, moves from coast to city to open The Coal Shed in the huge new One Tower Bridge development. In Brighton, steaks are the highlights of the menus and we expect the same at their London restaurant. Overlooking the Thames, fresh fish and crustaceans are delivered directly to the restaurant by boat. M eat and fish are grilled over burning charcoal - hence the name - in an oven which can generate intense heats of up to 500 degrees celsius to ensure succulent meats that are full of flavour .
 
 
 
 

Yamagoya

Opened 9th October 2017

Yamagoya Opened 9th October 2017 Yamagoya , specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London, a permanent site on The Cut after a successful residency on Shaftesbury Avenue. A bigger and better space, with an added takeaway option, favourite Japanese dishes include the signature ramen and raindrop cake. Handmade noodles come immersed in a smoky, green tonkotsu broth, garnished with traditionally prepared Japanese Chashu pork belly, marinated bamboo shoot, Kikurake mushroom, nori and marinated Burford Brown egg. Alongside the ‘Tobanjan’, a fiery tobanjan spiced broth known to locals as ‘the fire of food’, finished with chilli pepper. The raindrop cake, a clear dessert made in the shape of a water droplet, can be infused with matcha. Located on The Cut, the interior is simple and stripped back with pine stools and Shoji wood paneling, reminiscent of the original ramen shop in Fukuoka owned by founder Masatoshi Ogata. 2017/10/09 Where:
Yamagoya, 49 The Cut London, SE1 8LF
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Yamagoya, 49 The Cut, London, SE1 8LF

Tube: Southwark Station, Waterloo Station

 
 
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Yamagoya , specialising in traditional Japanese ramen, open their first real home in London, a permanent site on The Cut after a successful residency on Shaftesbury Avenue. A bigger and better space, with an added takeaway option, favourite Japanese dishes include the signature ramen and raindrop cake. Handmade noodles come immersed in a smoky, green tonkotsu broth, garnished with traditionally prepared Japanese Chashu pork belly, marinated bamboo shoot, Kikurake mushroom, nori and marinated Burford Brown egg. Alongside the ‘Tobanjan’, a fiery tobanjan spiced broth known to locals as ‘the fire of food’, finished with chilli pepper. The raindrop cake, a clear dessert made in the shape of a water droplet, can be infused with matcha. Located on The Cut, the interior is simple and stripped back with pine stools and Shoji wood paneling, reminiscent of the original ramen shop in Fukuoka owned by founder Masatoshi Ogata.
 
 
 

Ella Canta

Opened 8th October 2017

Ella Canta Opened 8th October 2017 Internationally-acclaimed chef Martha Ortiz, owner of Mexico City's award-winning Dulce Patria, brings her celebrated Mexican cooking to Ella Canta at the InterContinental London Park Lane. This new addition joins Theo Randall's well respected Italian restaurant, first opened over a decade earlier in 2006. Martha Ortiz, heralded as one of Latin America's most exciting restaurants, has promised to bring "the beauty, vibrancy, and spirit of Mexico to London". Her vision will be brought to life by David Collins Studio, the global interior architecture practice led by Creative Director Simon Rawlings, and the restaurant will feature references to Mexican design and culture. 2017/10/08 Where:
Ella Canta, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane London, W1J 7QY
Category: Mexican Cuisine

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

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

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

Vinoteca City

Opened 8th October 2017

Vinoteca City Opened 8th October 2017 Bringing more than 200 wines to Bloomberg Arcade, the covered pedestrian walkway running through Bloomberg's new European Headquarters, Vinoteca City combines a wine shop with a wine bar. High quality wines and seasonal food - oysters, cured meats and cheeses, steak and chips - are served at the central bar which, with the open-plan kitchen, is the focal point of the room. Further seating areas include the private mezzanine dining area overlooking the action below and an alfresco, all-weather patio. Not at the other Vinoteca wine bars across town is the 'Wine Ledger' featuring extraordinary and uncommon 'off-piste' wines, all carefully curated and updated weekly by founders and wine experts Brett Woonton and Charlie Young. Open from breakfast to dinner throughout the week and for brunch on the weekends, Vinoteca City brings breakfast wines with your devilled kidneys and pancetta, served on London bloomer. 2017/10/08 Where:
Vinoteca City, 21 Bloomberg Arcade London, EC4N 8AR
Category: Wine Bars

Vinoteca City, 21 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

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

 
 
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Bringing more than 200 wines to Bloomberg Arcade, the covered pedestrian walkway running through Bloomberg's new European Headquarters, Vinoteca City combines a wine shop with a wine bar. High quality wines and seasonal food - oysters, cured meats and cheeses, steak and chips - are served at the central bar which, with the open-plan kitchen, is the focal point of the room. Further seating areas include the private mezzanine dining area overlooking the action below and an alfresco, all-weather patio. Not at the other Vinoteca wine bars across town is the 'Wine Ledger' featuring extraordinary and uncommon 'off-piste' wines, all carefully curated and updated weekly by founders and wine experts Brett Woonton and Charlie Young. Open from breakfast to dinner throughout the week and for brunch on the weekends, Vinoteca City brings breakfast wines with your devilled kidneys and pancetta, served on London bloomer.
 
 
 

Breddos Taqueria

Opened 7th October 2017

Breddos Taqueria Opened 7th October 2017 Known for its creative take on traditional Mexican tacos, Breddos' journey began in a makeshift taco shack in a car park in Hackney in 2011. In 2016 they brought their first book out and in 2017 they opened their first 40-cover taqueria in Clerkenwell, swiftly followed in the same year by their second restaurant, on Kingly Street, Carnaby. More than double the size of the original, the 84-cover Breddos Taqueria comes with a basement Mezcal and Margarita bar where drinks will be flowing 'till late, 7 days a week. The all day taqueria has several Kingly Street exclusives, a custom-made wood grill and charcoal spit, specially designed pizza oven for tlayudas (Mexican pizzas) plus, for the first time, a breakfast menu. Start the day with smoked brisket tacos with fried potatoes, egg and hot sauce or confit pork memelas with black beans and scrambled eggs, with or without grasshoppers. 2017/10/07 Where:
Breddos Taqueria, 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby London, W1B 5QD
Category: Mexican Cuisine

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

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

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

Rambla

Opened 4th October 2017

Rambla Opened 4th October 2017 A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey opens his third London site. Bigger than his first site, modern Spanish restaurant Encant, Rambla on Dean Street in Soho follows the launch of his wine and cheese bar Sibarita in Covent Garden. With sixty covers over two floors 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. Rambla opens in phases with the ground floor opening in October 2017 and initially for dinner only. The basement will open and hours be extended to include lunchtime in the coming weeks. 2017/10/04 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

 
 
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A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey opens his third London site. Bigger than his first site, modern Spanish restaurant Encant, Rambla on Dean Street in Soho follows the launch of his wine and cheese bar Sibarita in Covent Garden. With sixty covers over two floors 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. Rambla opens in phases with the ground floor opening in October 2017 and initially for dinner only. The basement will open and hours be extended to include lunchtime in the coming weeks.
 
 
 
 

Bloomberg Arcade

Opened Autumn 2017

Bloomberg Arcade Opened Autumn 2017 Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters , the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a new concept from JKS Restaurants, the team behind Trishna and Gymkhana, as well as nine other independent restaurants. Curated by Bloomberg's Chief food critic, Richard Vines, with fellow critic and restaurant adviser Nicholas Lander, the Arcade's restaurant line-up reads like a mouth watering menu of global cuisine. Brigadiers - the new restaurant from JKS Restaurants, who are also behind Hoppers and Motu Indian Kitchen - is best for classic Indian barbecue cuisine, served in a space inspired by a traditional Indian Army mess. Caravan, Homeslice and Vinoteca sit side-by-side with Tokyo-style noodle café Koya, Bleecker Burger and Hawaiian poké specialist Ahi Poké. On top of all that, there are three further restaurants to be announced in the coming weeks... watch this space. 2017/10/01 Where:
Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street London, EC2R
Category:

Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC2R

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

 
 
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Running through the site of Bloomberg's new European headquarters , the covered pedestrian Bloomberg Arcade is home to a new concept from JKS Restaurants, the team behind Trishna and Gymkhana, as well as nine other independent restaurants. Curated by Bloomberg's Chief food critic, Richard Vines, with fellow critic and restaurant adviser Nicholas Lander, the Arcade's restaurant line-up reads like a mouth watering menu of global cuisine. Brigadiers - the new restaurant from JKS Restaurants, who are also behind Hoppers and Motu Indian Kitchen - is best for classic Indian barbecue cuisine, served in a space inspired by a traditional Indian Army mess. Caravan, Homeslice and Vinoteca sit side-by-side with Tokyo-style noodle café Koya, Bleecker Burger and Hawaiian poké specialist Ahi Poké. On top of all that, there are three further restaurants to be announced in the coming weeks... watch this space.
 
 
 

The Pilgrm Hotel

Opened Autumn 2017

The Pilgrm Hotel Opened Autumn 2017 Andreas Thrasyvoulou who founded myhotels and Jason Catifeoglou, a former partner at The Zetter Group, are behind The Pilgrm in Paddington where guests check in online before arrival and where parquet extends to the headboards. Here pared back design is a celebration of craftsmanship. With no reception desk or traditional hotel lobby - a neighbourhood cafe serves as the welcome area for guests - it doesn't feel as though you're stepping into a hotel at all but into a very stylish home. The bedrooms come with reclaimed and restored furniture and fittings from 200-year-old mahogany parquet floors to original cast iron radiators, offset by a striking signature Tom Dixon 'cloud carpet'. Organic mattresses handmade in Devon, Egyptian cotton sheets and Marshall speakers help to create a feeling of luxury. 2017/10/01 Where:
The Pilgrm Hotel, Norfolk Square London, W2 PDF
Category: New Hotels

The Pilgrm Hotel, Norfolk Square, London, W2 PDF

Tube: Paddington Station, Lancaster Gate Station

 
 
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Andreas Thrasyvoulou who founded myhotels and Jason Catifeoglou, a former partner at The Zetter Group, are behind The Pilgrm in Paddington where guests check in online before arrival and where parquet extends to the headboards. Here pared back design is a celebration of craftsmanship. With no reception desk or traditional hotel lobby - a neighbourhood cafe serves as the welcome area for guests - it doesn't feel as though you're stepping into a hotel at all but into a very stylish home. The bedrooms come with reclaimed and restored furniture and fittings from 200-year-old mahogany parquet floors to original cast iron radiators, offset by a striking signature Tom Dixon 'cloud carpet'. Organic mattresses handmade in Devon, Egyptian cotton sheets and Marshall speakers help to create a feeling of luxury.
 
 
 

by CHLOE.

Opened Autumn 2017

by CHLOE. Opened Autumn 2017 Awarded "best veggie burgers in NYC" by Time Out New York by CHLOE. has built up a huge following at its seven restaurants in the US - selling a whopping 610,000 burgers in two years - and brings its wholesome, plant-based food to Covent Garden. If you like your matcha with coconut this is the place to come and with seating for 70 you can eat your quinoa taco salad in or grab and go. The menu includes seasonal salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, fresh pastas, daily-baked sweets, dairy-free ice cream and more treats made in-house daily. Popular dishes include The Guac Burger, matcha kelp noodles and mac n cheese, sold in the London restaurant along with dishes exclusive to the UK. With the brand so well established in New York, Londoners can get their New York vegan food fix without booking a transatlantic flight. 2017/10/01 Where:
by CHLOE., Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street London, WC2B 5HA
Category:

by CHLOE., Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station

 
 
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Awarded "best veggie burgers in NYC" by Time Out New York by CHLOE. has built up a huge following at its seven restaurants in the US - selling a whopping 610,000 burgers in two years - and brings its wholesome, plant-based food to Covent Garden. If you like your matcha with coconut this is the place to come and with seating for 70 you can eat your quinoa taco salad in or grab and go. The menu includes seasonal salads, soups, burgers, sandwiches, fresh pastas, daily-baked sweets, dairy-free ice cream and more treats made in-house daily. Popular dishes include The Guac Burger, matcha kelp noodles and mac n cheese, sold in the London restaurant along with dishes exclusive to the UK. With the brand so well established in New York, Londoners can get their New York vegan food fix without booking a transatlantic flight.
 
 
 

Duddell's

Opened November 2017

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

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

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

Gul and Sepoy

Opened September 2017

Gul and Sepoy Opened September 2017 Harneet and Devina Baweja, owners of Gunpowder who opened Madame D's in 2017, launch Gul and Sepoy in September of the same year, combining the flavours of Northern India with the more relaxed approach of the South Western Indian coastline. On the same Spitalfields street as Madame D's, the menu here at 65 Commercial Street is divided into two sections, with chef Nirmal Save giving a modern take of the rustic, provincial style-food associated with the soldiers of the Indian army, cooked on the move, for the 'Sepoys' (soldiers) portion. These include masala wild rabbit terrine with celeriac and fig, potted coorgi pig's head and wild berries and lavender kheer. The 'Gul' menu reflects the banquets of the Raj palaces in North-Western India with rich flavours featuring in the three bird's awadhi korma, jackfruit and walnut-ke-sheek and kid goat raan with pickled root vegetables. On two floors, with a paired back aesthetic throughout, the restaurant is showered in natural light. A large oak panelled bar greets guests while the upstairs dining room has intricate wooden features and large marble feasting tables - a touch of luxury, in a nod to the decadence of North India's ancient royal palaces. 2017/09/30 Where:
Gul and Sepoy, 65 Commercial Street London, E1 6BD
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Gul and Sepoy, 65 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BD

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

 
 
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Harneet and Devina Baweja, owners of Gunpowder who opened Madame D's in 2017, launch Gul and Sepoy in September of the same year, combining the flavours of Northern India with the more relaxed approach of the South Western Indian coastline. On the same Spitalfields street as Madame D's, the menu here at 65 Commercial Street is divided into two sections, with chef Nirmal Save giving a modern take of the rustic, provincial style-food associated with the soldiers of the Indian army, cooked on the move, for the 'Sepoys' (soldiers) portion. These include masala wild rabbit terrine with celeriac and fig, potted coorgi pig's head and wild berries and lavender kheer. The 'Gul' menu reflects the banquets of the Raj palaces in North-Western India with rich flavours featuring in the three bird's awadhi korma, jackfruit and walnut-ke-sheek and kid goat raan with pickled root vegetables. On two floors, with a paired back aesthetic throughout, the restaurant is showered in natural light. A large oak panelled bar greets guests while the upstairs dining room has intricate wooden features and large marble feasting tables - a touch of luxury, in a nod to the decadence of North India's ancient royal palaces.
 
 
 
 

Yamabahce

Opened 30th September 2017

Yamabahce Opened 30th September 2017 A St Christopher's Place restaurant specialising in Turkish flatbread from Alan Yau, the man who gave us Wagamama , Hakkasan , Yauatcha , Busabaa and more. In a precursor to Yamabahce , Yau was behind the opening of Babaji Pide on Shaftesbury Avenue in early 2015 and while he's no longer involved in that venture he clearly hasn't lost his taste for pide. The Turkish style pizza is the 'mono product' served at Yamabahce . Details have been hard to come by before opening, we'll update here when we know more. 2017/09/30 Where:
Yamabahce, 26 James Street, St Christopher's Place London, W1U 1EN
Category: Turkish Cuisine

Yamabahce, 26 James Street, St Christopher's Place, London, W1U 1EN

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
A St Christopher's Place restaurant specialising in Turkish flatbread from Alan Yau, the man who gave us Wagamama , Hakkasan , Yauatcha , Busabaa and more. In a precursor to Yamabahce , Yau was behind the opening of Babaji Pide on Shaftesbury Avenue in early 2015 and while he's no longer involved in that venture he clearly hasn't lost his taste for pide. The Turkish style pizza is the 'mono product' served at Yamabahce . Details have been hard to come by before opening, we'll update here when we know more.
 
 
 

Wulf and Lamb

Opened 29th September 2017

Wulf and Lamb Opened 29th September 2017 Part of the growing move towards a more plant-based diet, Wulf & Lamb, nestling on a pretty mews behind Sloane Square, is a haven for healthy food fans. The menu is entirely plant-based. From the chili'non'carne - made with mushrooms, beans and spiced rice - to the Wulf burger (spicy bean and vegetables instead of a meat patty), everything has been made meat-free by head chef, Franco Casolin, formerly of Vanilla Black. There are also salad bowls, wraps and sandwiches when you have less time to spare. Choose from chargrilled broccoli with colourful radishes, coronation cauliflower in a wrap or the New York Reuben on rye with sauerkraut. Dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free pastries, vegan cakes are among the options at this bright, welcoming, casual cafe with 70 covers, inside and out. 2017/09/29 Where:
Wulf and Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road London, SW1X 0BP
Category:

Wulf and Lamb, 243 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
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Part of the growing move towards a more plant-based diet, Wulf & Lamb, nestling on a pretty mews behind Sloane Square, is a haven for healthy food fans. The menu is entirely plant-based. From the chili'non'carne - made with mushrooms, beans and spiced rice - to the Wulf burger (spicy bean and vegetables instead of a meat patty), everything has been made meat-free by head chef, Franco Casolin, formerly of Vanilla Black. There are also salad bowls, wraps and sandwiches when you have less time to spare. Choose from chargrilled broccoli with colourful radishes, coronation cauliflower in a wrap or the New York Reuben on rye with sauerkraut. Dairy-free, gluten-free and egg-free pastries, vegan cakes are among the options at this bright, welcoming, casual cafe with 70 covers, inside and out.
 
 
 

Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar

Opened 28th September 2017

Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar Opened 28th September 2017 We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind the unassuming shutters of 212 Brick Lane for three months. Smuggle your spirits - vodka, gin, rum, tequila or whisky are popular with prisoners - into the bar , and enjoy experimental cocktails created using homemade syrups, juices and bitters. Before entering you will put on orange inmates jumpsuit over your clothes - to ensure you are easily identifiable to avoid escape until your release. 2017/09/28 Where:
Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar, 212 Brick Lane London, E1 6SA
Category: Bars

Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar, 212 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf Burger
We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind the unassuming shutters of 212 Brick Lane for three months. Smuggle your spirits - vodka, gin, rum, tequila or whisky are popular with prisoners - into the bar , and enjoy experimental cocktails created using homemade syrups, juices and bitters. Before entering you will put on orange inmates jumpsuit over your clothes - to ensure you are easily identifiable to avoid escape until your release.
 
 
 

The Mix

Opened 26th September 2017

The Mix Opened 26th September 2017 In autumn 2017 HighTide Theatre, the Suffolk festival which showcases bright new playwrights in Aldeburgh every September, comes to Walthamstow for the first time, setting up The Mix - a brand new temporary theatre space in Walthamstow Town Centre. For 12 days, from 26th September to 8th October, the festival brings an eclectic arts programme to an area of London which currently has little in the way of large theatre spaces. The diverse programme includes three plays (two of which are world premieres), late night comedy and cabaret strand, a series of talks, a site-specific production, Mobile, and work by local creative talent. Shows for children, families and school groups include Little Angel Theatre's Me... about a tiny baby penguin, Shark in the Park! and BeBop Baby. 2017/09/26 Where:
The Mix, Walthamstow Town Gardens London, E17 7JH
Category: Theatres

The Mix, Walthamstow Town Gardens, London, E17 7JH

Tube: Walthamstow Central Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon Kennedy
In autumn 2017 HighTide Theatre, the Suffolk festival which showcases bright new playwrights in Aldeburgh every September, comes to Walthamstow for the first time, setting up The Mix - a brand new temporary theatre space in Walthamstow Town Centre. For 12 days, from 26th September to 8th October, the festival brings an eclectic arts programme to an area of London which currently has little in the way of large theatre spaces. The diverse programme includes three plays (two of which are world premieres), late night comedy and cabaret strand, a series of talks, a site-specific production, Mobile, and work by local creative talent. Shows for children, families and school groups include Little Angel Theatre's Me... about a tiny baby penguin, Shark in the Park! and BeBop Baby.
 
 
 

The Watch House

Opened 25th September 2017

The Watch House Opened 25th September 2017 Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine and cocktail bar serving modern European tapas-style dishes. From 7am coffee, roasted exclusively in Shoreditch for The Watch House by Ozone, is served at this 30-cover Fetter Lane cafe along with eggs Benedict made using orange marmalade marinade. Handmade sandwiches, baguettes, and salads, as well as a selection of hot options and brunch board specials, prepared daily, are also among the options which include tasty goodies from Fatties Bakery, Mork Hot Chocolate, The Sweet Tooth Factory and Knead Bakery. The third in a mini chain, this Fetter Lane coffee shop has sister sites on Bermondsey Street and at Tower Bridge, both housed in buildings with a history, their original features maintained and mixed with modern elements, chosen by founder Roland Horne whose previous career was in architectural design. 2017/09/25 Where:
The Watch House, 92 Fetter Lane London, EC4A 1EP
Category: Cafes and Delis

The Watch House, 92 Fetter Lane, London, EC4A 1EP

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon Kennedy
Chancery Lane coffee shop The Watch House becomes, from 5pm each evening, a cosy wine and cocktail bar serving modern European tapas-style dishes. From 7am coffee, roasted exclusively in Shoreditch for The Watch House by Ozone, is served at this 30-cover Fetter Lane cafe along with eggs Benedict made using orange marmalade marinade. Handmade sandwiches, baguettes, and salads, as well as a selection of hot options and brunch board specials, prepared daily, are also among the options which include tasty goodies from Fatties Bakery, Mork Hot Chocolate, The Sweet Tooth Factory and Knead Bakery. The third in a mini chain, this Fetter Lane coffee shop has sister sites on Bermondsey Street and at Tower Bridge, both housed in buildings with a history, their original features maintained and mixed with modern elements, chosen by founder Roland Horne whose previous career was in architectural design.
 
 
 
 

Villa Mama's

Opened 25th September 2017

Villa Mama's Opened 25th September 2017 Chef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh draws on her Bahraini heritage for Villa Mama's seasonal, home-style dishes which combine flavours from the Khaleej, Persia and beyond. Having opened Villa Mama's in Bahrain six years ago, London is the next location for the sharing plates of traditional Bahraini dishes as well as recipes influenced by Roaya's travels around the world. Tandoor-cooked flatbread, served with meyhawa, slow-cooked chicken, rice and cracked wheat, and lamb and feta kofta are just some of the smaller dishes. Larger plates include turbot with pilaf and crisp onions and 'Tacheen' for two, a saffron rice cake layered with spiced chicken and pine nuts. Folding doors lead to pavement seating at the front and handmade Turkish curtains are drawn in winter. Out the back a small, hidden courtyard is lined with hexagonal terracotta tiles and filled with cooking herbs. Pedestal tables topped with Breccia violetta marble set the tone in the main dining area which seats 50. Vintage chapel chairs and colour scatter cushions complete the interior which has a reclaimed shop counter from Paris, laden with homemade jams, spices and hand-woven Bahraini baskets. 2017/09/25 Where:
Villa Mama's, 25-27 Elystan Street London, SW3 3NT
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Villa Mama's, 25-27 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NT

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh
Chef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh draws on her Bahraini heritage for Villa Mama's seasonal, home-style dishes which combine flavours from the Khaleej, Persia and beyond. Having opened Villa Mama's in Bahrain six years ago, London is the next location for the sharing plates of traditional Bahraini dishes as well as recipes influenced by Roaya's travels around the world. Tandoor-cooked flatbread, served with meyhawa, slow-cooked chicken, rice and cracked wheat, and lamb and feta kofta are just some of the smaller dishes. Larger plates include turbot with pilaf and crisp onions and 'Tacheen' for two, a saffron rice cake layered with spiced chicken and pine nuts. Folding doors lead to pavement seating at the front and handmade Turkish curtains are drawn in winter. Out the back a small, hidden courtyard is lined with hexagonal terracotta tiles and filled with cooking herbs. Pedestal tables topped with Breccia violetta marble set the tone in the main dining area which seats 50. Vintage chapel chairs and colour scatter cushions complete the interior which has a reclaimed shop counter from Paris, laden with homemade jams, spices and hand-woven Bahraini baskets.
 
 
 

Olle

Opened 20th September 2017

Olle Opened 20th September 2017 DIY is de rigueur at Olle, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown. You, the diner, become chef for the night, cooking fresh cuts of meat and seafood on a table top BBQ grill. Order Japanese and American wagyu beef or Iberico pork, marinated in traditional Korean sauces if that's they way you like, before sizzling it on the hotplate. As well as premium meats and seafood, the menu offers traditional dishes such as Korean Jjigae (stew), cooked in a stone pot. It's the brainchild of owner Charles Seo who came to London from South Korea almost two decades ago, and in 2009 he opened Japanese restaurant Kyoto Soho. With Olle, he returns to his first love of his home country's cuisine - even the drinks menu lists Korean beers alongside wine and soft drinks. 2017/09/20 Where:
Olle, 86-88 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6NH
Category: Korean Cuisine

Olle, 86-88 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6NH

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya Saleh
DIY is de rigueur at Olle, a Korean BBQ restaurant in Chinatown. You, the diner, become chef for the night, cooking fresh cuts of meat and seafood on a table top BBQ grill. Order Japanese and American wagyu beef or Iberico pork, marinated in traditional Korean sauces if that's they way you like, before sizzling it on the hotplate. As well as premium meats and seafood, the menu offers traditional dishes such as Korean Jjigae (stew), cooked in a stone pot. It's the brainchild of owner Charles Seo who came to London from South Korea almost two decades ago, and in 2009 he opened Japanese restaurant Kyoto Soho. With Olle, he returns to his first love of his home country's cuisine - even the drinks menu lists Korean beers alongside wine and soft drinks.
 
 
 

Southam Street

Opened September 2017

Southam Street Opened September 2017 Carving out something of an empire for themselves in Notting Hill, Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage , have taken over a grand old former Victorian pub and rechristened it Southam Street . On the ground floor the food served harnesses the cooking techniques of flame and heat - from a Japanese robata grill to the Big Green Egg ceramic charcoal grill and smoker - to produce flavours from around the world. Upstairs has a raw bar, sake bar and a Japanese sushi master serving a mostly Nikkei menu while the second floor houses a tequila and mezcal bar. Here the drinks list encompasses both Grandes Marques and smaller-production, artisan houses. 2017/09/15 Where:
Southam Street, 36 Golborne Road London, W10 5PR
Category: British Cuisine

Southam Street, 36 Golborne Road, London, W10 5PR

Tube: Westbourne Park Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean Cazals
Carving out something of an empire for themselves in Notting Hill, Luca Longobardi and chef Chris Denney, the pair behind 108 Garage , have taken over a grand old former Victorian pub and rechristened it Southam Street . On the ground floor the food served harnesses the cooking techniques of flame and heat - from a Japanese robata grill to the Big Green Egg ceramic charcoal grill and smoker - to produce flavours from around the world. Upstairs has a raw bar, sake bar and a Japanese sushi master serving a mostly Nikkei menu while the second floor houses a tequila and mezcal bar. Here the drinks list encompasses both Grandes Marques and smaller-production, artisan houses.
 
 
 

Trafalgar St. James

Opened early autumn 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe Rooftop
The Trafalgar Square hotel has a major upgrade in 2017 becoming part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and named the Trafalgar St. James, a hotel with an enviable location overlooking the world-famous Trafalgar Square, the very heart of London. The crowning glory, 'The Rooftop', formerly known as Vista, is transformed into a year-round rooftop hotspot for Londoners, featuring a larger space, a Mediterranean style lounge, dining areas and a private glasshouse available to hire, with room to seat 14 people. The hotel's 131 rooms, including 14 suites and two signature suites, offer a chic, urban vibe. Eat in at the all-day restaurant and bar, 1805, serving British inspired food in an intimate but informal atmosphere. Or retire to Biblio, the downstairs private lounge which has a club-like atmosphere and hosts exclusive events including live performances by up-and-coming musicians. Intimate audiences with cultural experts are open to hotel guests and Londoners alike.
 
 
 

Japan Centre

Opened 13th September 2017

Japan Centre Opened 13th September 2017 Set around a central 100 seat dine-in courtyard, the flagship Japan Centre store offers a three-in-one for fans of Japanese food, cooking and cuisine. As well as the main food hall, selling all the ingredients Japan Centre is known for, from soy sauce to seaweed, the building houses The Tea Room, where customers can order tea by the gram and sample teas, guided by knowledgeable staff. In The Sake Room you can browse, sample and purchase sake with experts on hand to help. Finally, The Miso Room you can taste and learn about the different uses of miso and buy your own own, surrounded by barrels of the stuff. See how it's done in the demo kitchen at the entrance where customers can take out food from the main sozai deli counter. Choose from ramen, hand pulled udon, Japanese curry as well as gyoza and tempura. The overall look and feel - by CADA Design, whose clients include Dean & Deluca - is bright, light and modern with traditional authentic Japanese materials like paper lighting, birch and light woods. 2017/09/13 Where:
Japan Centre, 35b Panton Street London, SW1Y 4EA
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Japan Centre, 35b Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4EA

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe Rooftop
Set around a central 100 seat dine-in courtyard, the flagship Japan Centre store offers a three-in-one for fans of Japanese food, cooking and cuisine. As well as the main food hall, selling all the ingredients Japan Centre is known for, from soy sauce to seaweed, the building houses The Tea Room, where customers can order tea by the gram and sample teas, guided by knowledgeable staff. In The Sake Room you can browse, sample and purchase sake with experts on hand to help. Finally, The Miso Room you can taste and learn about the different uses of miso and buy your own own, surrounded by barrels of the stuff. See how it's done in the demo kitchen at the entrance where customers can take out food from the main sozai deli counter. Choose from ramen, hand pulled udon, Japanese curry as well as gyoza and tempura. The overall look and feel - by CADA Design, whose clients include Dean & Deluca - is bright, light and modern with traditional authentic Japanese materials like paper lighting, birch and light woods.
 
 
 
 

Hoppers St Christopher's Place

Opened 12th September 2017

Hoppers St Christopher's Place Opened 12th September 2017 Given the queues for Hoppers on Frith Street , fans of the Indian restaurant which takes inspiration from the roadside shacks of Sri Lanka will be relieved to hear of this second site, in St Christopher's Place. Named after the hopper - a thin, bowl shaped pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk - that dish and dosa are at the heart of the menu. Fermented ground rice and lentils batter served with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetable kari. The menu also lists 'rice and roast' dishes including a Buffalo shank biryani or Tamil spit chicken, and bar snacks, ('short eats' in Sri Lanka), including Oxtail Veechu Roti and mint sambol. A short list of cocktails focuses on Genever and Arrack, with Sri Lankan Lion lager and stout also available as well as ginger beer and buttermilk chaas made in-house. In the words of Guardian food critic Jay Rayner, it's "extremely good-value food - and the food is marvellous". 2017/09/12 Where:
Hoppers St Christopher's Place, 77 Wigmore Street London, W1U 1QE
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Hoppers St Christopher's Place, 77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin Sethi
Given the queues for Hoppers on Frith Street , fans of the Indian restaurant which takes inspiration from the roadside shacks of Sri Lanka will be relieved to hear of this second site, in St Christopher's Place. Named after the hopper - a thin, bowl shaped pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk - that dish and dosa are at the heart of the menu. Fermented ground rice and lentils batter served with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetable kari. The menu also lists 'rice and roast' dishes including a Buffalo shank biryani or Tamil spit chicken, and bar snacks, ('short eats' in Sri Lanka), including Oxtail Veechu Roti and mint sambol. A short list of cocktails focuses on Genever and Arrack, with Sri Lankan Lion lager and stout also available as well as ginger beer and buttermilk chaas made in-house. In the words of Guardian food critic Jay Rayner, it's "extremely good-value food - and the food is marvellous".
 
 
 

La Fromagerie Bloomsbury

Opened 11th September 2017

La Fromagerie Bloomsbury Opened 11th September 2017 Well established as one of the best cheese shops in London, La Fromagerie is in the little black book of food lovers with a nose for top quality cheese. First opened in Highbury in 1992 by Patricia Michelson, La Fromagerie is also found in Marylebone and, from September 2017, on Bloomsbury's lovely Lambs Conduit Street. Follow your nose to the Cheese Room for the best Beaufort Chalet d'Alpage, La Fromagerie's signature cheese and the one that started it all - Patricia first came across the cheese at a farmer's market in Meribel and sold it from her garden shed back in London. In Bloomsbury the ground floor of the late Georgian building is taken up by a shop filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables, breads and cakes displayed on a long marble top bar. Take a seat in the 26-cover bar and cafe with deep dark green velvet banquettes on eat al fresco at the pavement tables. Downstairs a glass covered courtyard hosts tastings and private parties and acts as a showroom for one-off antique pieces from France, Italy, and Belgium. Open from breakfast, they offer cheese and wine pairings, charcuterie, smoked salmon and oysters, freshly prepared salads, seasonal dishes and fondue throughout the day. On weekends brunch is served 'til 3pm and the cafe stays open late on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. 2017/09/11 Where:
La Fromagerie Bloomsbury, 52 Lambs Conduit Street London, WC1N 3LL
Category: Food and Drink Shops

La Fromagerie Bloomsbury, 52 Lambs Conduit Street, London, WC1N 3LL

Tube: Russell Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelson
Well established as one of the best cheese shops in London, La Fromagerie is in the little black book of food lovers with a nose for top quality cheese. First opened in Highbury in 1992 by Patricia Michelson, La Fromagerie is also found in Marylebone and, from September 2017, on Bloomsbury's lovely Lambs Conduit Street. Follow your nose to the Cheese Room for the best Beaufort Chalet d'Alpage, La Fromagerie's signature cheese and the one that started it all - Patricia first came across the cheese at a farmer's market in Meribel and sold it from her garden shed back in London. In Bloomsbury the ground floor of the late Georgian building is taken up by a shop filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables, breads and cakes displayed on a long marble top bar. Take a seat in the 26-cover bar and cafe with deep dark green velvet banquettes on eat al fresco at the pavement tables. Downstairs a glass covered courtyard hosts tastings and private parties and acts as a showroom for one-off antique pieces from France, Italy, and Belgium. Open from breakfast, they offer cheese and wine pairings, charcuterie, smoked salmon and oysters, freshly prepared salads, seasonal dishes and fondue throughout the day. On weekends brunch is served 'til 3pm and the cafe stays open late on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.
 
 
 

Frog by Adam Handling

Opened 8th September 2017

Frog by Adam Handling Opened 8th September 2017 The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London, Frog by Adam Handling offers a more formal approach than his first restaurant, The Frog E1. The casual feel in Shoreditch hasn't stopped his well-received east London restaurant earning a place in Bloomberg's roundup of London's best restaurants of 2016 and winning 'Restaurant of the Year 2017' at the Food and Travel Awards. Meanwhile, in Covent Garden, a sizeable open-plan kitchen showcases the chefs at work and staff outnumber guests three to two. Only 28 years old when he set up this restaurant, Adam has won many culinary awards. He was tipped as one of the '30 under 30 to watch' in the 2013 Acorn Awards and has appeared on TV in MasterChef: The Professionals, Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen. 2017/09/08 Where:
Frog by Adam Handling, 34-38 Southampton Street London, WC2E 7HF
Category: British Cuisine

Frog by Adam Handling, 34-38 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HF

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim Green
The flagship restaurant for Adam Handling, one of the hottest young chefs in London, Frog by Adam Handling offers a more formal approach than his first restaurant, The Frog E1. The casual feel in Shoreditch hasn't stopped his well-received east London restaurant earning a place in Bloomberg's roundup of London's best restaurants of 2016 and winning 'Restaurant of the Year 2017' at the Food and Travel Awards. Meanwhile, in Covent Garden, a sizeable open-plan kitchen showcases the chefs at work and staff outnumber guests three to two. Only 28 years old when he set up this restaurant, Adam has won many culinary awards. He was tipped as one of the '30 under 30 to watch' in the 2013 Acorn Awards and has appeared on TV in MasterChef: The Professionals, Great British Menu and Saturday Kitchen.
 
 
 

Sweaty Betty

Opened 7th September 2017

Sweaty Betty Opened 7th September 2017 A year shy of its 20th birthday and creators of cool gym gear, Sweaty Betty, opened this flagship shop on Carnaby Street; three floors of spot-on sports clothing, workout studios, a Duck & Dry hair salon and healthy eating Farm Girl cafe on the first floor, complete with cocktail bar. A destination as much as a shop, in the words of the woman behind Sweaty Betty, founder Tamara Hill-Norton, it's "a place where you could hang out with your friends, go for a class, get a cocktail and your hair done all under one roof". The studio has six classes a day, on average, with a different takeover every day so you can book in for Fight Klub one day, yoga the next, for £15 a class. No gain... no Champagne! 2017/09/07 Where:
Sweaty Betty, 1 Carnaby Street London, W1F 9QF
Category: Sporting Goods

Sweaty Betty, 1 Carnaby Street, London, W1F 9QF

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim Green
A year shy of its 20th birthday and creators of cool gym gear, Sweaty Betty, opened this flagship shop on Carnaby Street; three floors of spot-on sports clothing, workout studios, a Duck & Dry hair salon and healthy eating Farm Girl cafe on the first floor, complete with cocktail bar. A destination as much as a shop, in the words of the woman behind Sweaty Betty, founder Tamara Hill-Norton, it's "a place where you could hang out with your friends, go for a class, get a cocktail and your hair done all under one roof". The studio has six classes a day, on average, with a different takeover every day so you can book in for Fight Klub one day, yoga the next, for £15 a class. No gain... no Champagne!
 
 
 

Waka

Opened 7th September 2017

Waka Opened 7th September 2017 Grab-and-go from a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine at Waka, a City cafe serving ceviches, sushi and sashimi. A beautiful, light filled interior draws on the neutral tones and clean lines of Japanese minimalism, accented with bright Peruvian patterns, textiles and motifs including the hummingbird, lifted from one of the Nazca Lines near Lima. On the 'Nikkei Go Food' menu you'll find ceviches, including seabass and prawn, and Tiraditos - thinly-sliced raw fish - including salmon and yellowtail, served with freshly-made citrus sauces. Hot Bowls include salmon anticucho with Peruvian purple potato and chicken katsu curry. Plus there's a wide variety of sushi, sashimi, nigiri and dumplings served in sets. Eat al desko or in the 60-seat basement dining room. 2017/09/07 Where:
Waka, 39a Eastcheap London, EC3M 1DE
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Waka, 39a Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1DE

Tube: Monument Station, Bank Station, Cannon Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim Green
Grab-and-go from a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine at Waka, a City cafe serving ceviches, sushi and sashimi. A beautiful, light filled interior draws on the neutral tones and clean lines of Japanese minimalism, accented with bright Peruvian patterns, textiles and motifs including the hummingbird, lifted from one of the Nazca Lines near Lima. On the 'Nikkei Go Food' menu you'll find ceviches, including seabass and prawn, and Tiraditos - thinly-sliced raw fish - including salmon and yellowtail, served with freshly-made citrus sauces. Hot Bowls include salmon anticucho with Peruvian purple potato and chicken katsu curry. Plus there's a wide variety of sushi, sashimi, nigiri and dumplings served in sets. Eat al desko or in the 60-seat basement dining room.
 
 
 
 

MAM

Opened 6th September 2017

MAM Opened 6th September 2017 He made a name for himself - and built up a cult following - with east London restaurant Salvation in Noodles but owner and food entrepreneur Colin Tu has taken a new direction with his west London restaurant, MAM . Pronounced 'mum', the name refers to the art of fermentation and the menu focuses on skewered meat cooked on a robata grill, served with Colin's mum's homemade fermented dipping sauce - a pungent, spicy recipe made with shrimp paste and pineapple. Inspired by the barbecue street food stalls found all over Vietnam, MAM promises to bring light, fresh flavours, skewers s erved with rice noodle parcels for sharing and curated cocktails to leafy All Saints Road. Stop by for Hanoi-style pho, comforting rice bowls topped with braised short rib or pork belly and egg, as well as classic Vietnamese starters including the fish sauce chicken wings that have gained a huge following at Salvation in Noodles. 2017/09/06 Where:
MAM, 16 All Saints Road London, W11 1HH
Category: South East Asian Cuisine

MAM, 16 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HH

Tube: Westbourne Park Station, Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim Green
He made a name for himself - and built up a cult following - with east London restaurant Salvation in Noodles but owner and food entrepreneur Colin Tu has taken a new direction with his west London restaurant, MAM . Pronounced 'mum', the name refers to the art of fermentation and the menu focuses on skewered meat cooked on a robata grill, served with Colin's mum's homemade fermented dipping sauce - a pungent, spicy recipe made with shrimp paste and pineapple. Inspired by the barbecue street food stalls found all over Vietnam, MAM promises to bring light, fresh flavours, skewers s erved with rice noodle parcels for sharing and curated cocktails to leafy All Saints Road. Stop by for Hanoi-style pho, comforting rice bowls topped with braised short rib or pork belly and egg, as well as classic Vietnamese starters including the fish sauce chicken wings that have gained a huge following at Salvation in Noodles.
 
 
 

Tap Tavern

Opened 6th September 2017

Tap Tavern Opened 6th September 2017 Located in the heart of Richmond, Tap Tavern feeds London's desire for gin and craft beer with a carefully curated menu of micro-brewed beers and small batch gins. A retro yet contemporary feel runs throughout the two-floor venue while a custom built marble beer wall sits at the heart of the bar, serving a tempting selection of tipples from its 17 specially imported Perlick beer taps that are designed to provide a high quality, crisp pour. From refreshing pilsners to complex, hoppy lagers and fruity IPAs to strong stouts, there's something for all tastes and the choice of a half, two thirds or a full pint expands the options further. Gin wise, there's a whopping 25 to choose from, with six of them perfectly paired with a suitable tonic to create the house serves. There's also a selection of other spirits as well as cider and wine, and a short but sweet food menu that offers quality British dishes with a twist. Options include a smoked bacon and cheese burger, buttermilk fried chicken burger, and steak frites - the perfect comfort food to accompany a drinking session - while finger food like the prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce, cheese croquettes with ginger and onion chutney, and house nachos with all the trimmings are ideal for sharing around the standing tables. A late license at the weekend and a roster of live music during the week further add to the reasons to visit. Offering a more contemporary take on the traditional British taverns dotted throughout Richmond, this inviting independent is a welcome addition to the area and it's easy to see why it was drawing crowds so soon after opening. 2017/09/06 Where:
Tap Tavern, Princes Street London, TW9 1ED
Category: Bars

Tap Tavern, Princes Street, London, TW9 1ED

Tube: Richmond Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim Green
Located in the heart of Richmond, Tap Tavern feeds London's desire for gin and craft beer with a carefully curated menu of micro-brewed beers and small batch gins. A retro yet contemporary feel runs throughout the two-floor venue while a custom built marble beer wall sits at the heart of the bar, serving a tempting selection of tipples from its 17 specially imported Perlick beer taps that are designed to provide a high quality, crisp pour. From refreshing pilsners to complex, hoppy lagers and fruity IPAs to strong stouts, there's something for all tastes and the choice of a half, two thirds or a full pint expands the options further. Gin wise, there's a whopping 25 to choose from, with six of them perfectly paired with a suitable tonic to create the house serves. There's also a selection of other spirits as well as cider and wine, and a short but sweet food menu that offers quality British dishes with a twist. Options include a smoked bacon and cheese burger, buttermilk fried chicken burger, and steak frites - the perfect comfort food to accompany a drinking session - while finger food like the prawn tempura with sweet chilli sauce, cheese croquettes with ginger and onion chutney, and house nachos with all the trimmings are ideal for sharing around the standing tables. A late license at the weekend and a roster of live music during the week further add to the reasons to visit. Offering a more contemporary take on the traditional British taverns dotted throughout Richmond, this inviting independent is a welcome addition to the area and it's easy to see why it was drawing crowds so soon after opening.
 
 
 

Essence Cuisine

Opened 4th September 2017

Essence Cuisine Opened 4th September 2017 Tricolour quinoa, layers of courgette and tomato and raw pad Thai, made from kelp noodles and marinated kale are just three dishes on the Essence Cuisine menu, a Shoreditch restaurant serving meat-free, plant-based food. Vegans will love this minimalist restaurant with its rough cement plaster walls, folding tables - designed by Swedish architect Andreas Bozarth Fornell - and the absence of animal products on the menu. But it's not just for vegans. All dishes are dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free so the menu caters for healthy eating fans too. It's been developed with celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, who has gained cult status in the industry with Forbes describing him as, "one of the top entrepreneurs in his field". 2017/09/04 Where:
Essence Cuisine, 94 Leonard Street London, EC2A 4RH
Category:

Essence Cuisine, 94 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4RH

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim Green
Tricolour quinoa, layers of courgette and tomato and raw pad Thai, made from kelp noodles and marinated kale are just three dishes on the Essence Cuisine menu, a Shoreditch restaurant serving meat-free, plant-based food. Vegans will love this minimalist restaurant with its rough cement plaster walls, folding tables - designed by Swedish architect Andreas Bozarth Fornell - and the absence of animal products on the menu. But it's not just for vegans. All dishes are dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free so the menu caters for healthy eating fans too. It's been developed with celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, who has gained cult status in the industry with Forbes describing him as, "one of the top entrepreneurs in his field".
 
 
 

Salon

Opened 1st September 2017

Salon Opened 1st September 2017 Taking his Salon next door, chef Nicholas Balfe reopens his Brixton restaurant in September 2017 with a beautiful new design, brand new ground floor bar and a wine store. The upstairs dining room, decked out in marine blue and lined with banquette seating, is the place to enjoy whole baked aubergine with smoked almond cream, preserved blackberries and rainbow chard, tomato with black garlic home grown basil, and Brixton fig leaf ice cream with Wye Valley blueberries and damson syrup. Concertina windows in the bar downstairs open out onto buzzing Brixton Market while open shelves, displaying syrups, preserves and other house-made goods available to buy, line the staircase. Buy a bottle at the Salon Wine Store next door - well stocked with low intervention, artisan wines - and bring it into the restaurant for a small corkage fee. Sip while you share dishes of 'nduja croquettes with aioli and slow cooked rabbit ragu. 2017/09/01 Where:
Salon, 18 Market Row London, SW9 8LD
Category: British Cuisine

Salon, 18 Market Row, London, SW9 8LD

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas Balfe
Taking his Salon next door, chef Nicholas Balfe reopens his Brixton restaurant in September 2017 with a beautiful new design, brand new ground floor bar and a wine store. The upstairs dining room, decked out in marine blue and lined with banquette seating, is the place to enjoy whole baked aubergine with smoked almond cream, preserved blackberries and rainbow chard, tomato with black garlic home grown basil, and Brixton fig leaf ice cream with Wye Valley blueberries and damson syrup. Concertina windows in the bar downstairs open out onto buzzing Brixton Market while open shelves, displaying syrups, preserves and other house-made goods available to buy, line the staircase. Buy a bottle at the Salon Wine Store next door - well stocked with low intervention, artisan wines - and bring it into the restaurant for a small corkage fee. Sip while you share dishes of 'nduja croquettes with aioli and slow cooked rabbit ragu.
 
 
 

The Mandrake

Opened September 2017

The Mandrake Opened September 2017 The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique hotel set around central courtyard surrounded by hanging gardens. Set up by entrepreneur Rami Fustok, a Londoner born in Beirut and the son of sculptor Bushra Fakhoury, the hotel has been inspired by the medicinal properties of the Mandrake plant. Design touches have a slightly narcotic bent, hinting at the aphrodisiac. This is bourne out in the priceless art collection which includes works by Francesco Clemente, Jonas Burgert and Peter-John de Villiers among others, soundscapes come from French sound engineer Pierre-Arnaud Alunni and scents from Azzi Glasser. Rooms are set across four floors, rising up from that stunning garden courtyard, with three luxury suites and a dramatic penthouse, decorated with white Veronese marble, on top. A basement screening room and restaurant from the team behind Hong Kong's Michelin-starred Serge et le Phoque complete the package. 2017/09/01 Where:
The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street London, W1T 1PG
Category: New Hotels

The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, London, W1T 1PG

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas Balfe
The scent of jasmine hangs in the air at The Mandrake, a 34-room independent boutique hotel set around central courtyard surrounded by hanging gardens. Set up by entrepreneur Rami Fustok, a Londoner born in Beirut and the son of sculptor Bushra Fakhoury, the hotel has been inspired by the medicinal properties of the Mandrake plant. Design touches have a slightly narcotic bent, hinting at the aphrodisiac. This is bourne out in the priceless art collection which includes works by Francesco Clemente, Jonas Burgert and Peter-John de Villiers among others, soundscapes come from French sound engineer Pierre-Arnaud Alunni and scents from Azzi Glasser. Rooms are set across four floors, rising up from that stunning garden courtyard, with three luxury suites and a dramatic penthouse, decorated with white Veronese marble, on top. A basement screening room and restaurant from the team behind Hong Kong's Michelin-starred Serge et le Phoque complete the package.
 
 
 
 

Marble Arch Theatre

Opened 29th August 2017

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

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

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
Underbelly Productions, in association with Cameron Mackintosh, presents a pop-up theatre in Marble Arch, specifically designed for Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The interior transports the audience back to the jazz bars of 1940s New Orleans for a truly immersive theatrical experience. The circular auditorium means the action takes place all around the theatre and pre and post-performance drinks are served in the theatre's 1940s foyer cocktail bar. With the band playing and the bourbon on ice, this theatre is sure to be a hot ticket this summer.
 
 
 

Coal Rooms

Opened August 2017

Coal Rooms Opened August 2017 Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is the latest restaurant from the Peckham-based entrepreneurs responsible for the Old Spike Roastery, Camberwell's Spike + Earl and Peckham restaurant Aside. Where the ticket office used to be you'll now find a 24-seater cafe in the beautifully restored Grade II listed building which transforms into a bar in the evenings. Counter seats around a large, sunken, open-plan kitchen are in addition to the main restaurant space and a private dining room for up to 14 - the vaulted space with its Victorian mosaic floor also serves as a butchery and bakery in the day, transforming into a candlelit dining space at night. Meats from the on-site butchery are cooked on the robata grill and in coal ovens. Start with a bacon sandwich (cured on site) and scrambled eggs, move on to midday flatbreads and enjoy meats and fish cooked over charcoal at night. Design comes from Peckham Architects Kennedy Woods using the heritage of the station to create a space that feels smart and glamorous. 2017/08/15 Where:
Coal Rooms, 11a Station Way London, SE15 4RX
Category: British Cuisine

Coal Rooms, 11a Station Way, London, SE15 4RX

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
Originally part of Peckham Rye's train station in the 1930s Coal Room is the latest restaurant from the Peckham-based entrepreneurs responsible for the Old Spike Roastery, Camberwell's Spike + Earl and Peckham restaurant Aside. Where the ticket office used to be you'll now find a 24-seater cafe in the beautifully restored Grade II listed building which transforms into a bar in the evenings. Counter seats around a large, sunken, open-plan kitchen are in addition to the main restaurant space and a private dining room for up to 14 - the vaulted space with its Victorian mosaic floor also serves as a butchery and bakery in the day, transforming into a candlelit dining space at night. Meats from the on-site butchery are cooked on the robata grill and in coal ovens. Start with a bacon sandwich (cured on site) and scrambled eggs, move on to midday flatbreads and enjoy meats and fish cooked over charcoal at night. Design comes from Peckham Architects Kennedy Woods using the heritage of the station to create a space that feels smart and glamorous.
 
 
 

Fancy Crab

Opened August 2017

Fancy Crab Opened August 2017 Fancy Crab puts the red king crab, renowned in the US but still a rare treat for Londoners, centre stage. Sourced from the cold, open waters of the northern part of the Arctic Ocean, the king crab here comes direct from one of the biggest fishing fleet in the region, North West Fishing Consortium. The wild crabs are boiled in salt water on board the fishing boats and frozen to preserve freshness of flavour of the meat. At the Wigmore Street restaurant signature main courses include Singapore chilli crab, crab burger with fries and coleslaw and king crab fettuccine all prepared in different ways. The restaurant itself is set in a bright, airy dining room with tongue-in-cheek art on the walls and bright frescoes to liven up the room. Downstairs the bar offers a cosy retreat away from the bustle of the city with booth seating and cocktails. 2017/08/15 Where:
Fancy Crab, 92 Wigmore Street London, W1U 3RD
Category: Fish and Seafood

Fancy Crab, 92 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 3RD

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
Fancy Crab puts the red king crab, renowned in the US but still a rare treat for Londoners, centre stage. Sourced from the cold, open waters of the northern part of the Arctic Ocean, the king crab here comes direct from one of the biggest fishing fleet in the region, North West Fishing Consortium. The wild crabs are boiled in salt water on board the fishing boats and frozen to preserve freshness of flavour of the meat. At the Wigmore Street restaurant signature main courses include Singapore chilli crab, crab burger with fries and coleslaw and king crab fettuccine all prepared in different ways. The restaurant itself is set in a bright, airy dining room with tongue-in-cheek art on the walls and bright frescoes to liven up the room. Downstairs the bar offers a cosy retreat away from the bustle of the city with booth seating and cocktails.
 
 
 

James Cochran N1

Opened August 2017

James Cochran N1 Opened August 2017 James Cochran spent five years at the renowned twice Michelin starred The Ledbury before setting up under his own name. This restaurant in Angel Central is the second site, following the original James Cochran EC3 restaurant - "where some of the country's best food is being served" (writes Lisa Markwell in The Sunday Times). A modern British restaurant, all produce is sourced from local English suppliers. The fish is caught and brought fresh from Kent, where their vegetables are harvested, and the meat comes from local farmers in Essex. Staying true to his heritage and roots - he's of Scottish and Caribbean descent - James includes his much-loved Caribbean jerk chicken and treacle cured salmon on the menu. As well as quality food, there's an in-house DJ, outside seating for 20, a take away bar and a wine bar at this North London site. 2017/08/15 Where:
James Cochran N1, Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street London, N1 0PS
Category: British Cuisine

James Cochran N1, Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
James Cochran spent five years at the renowned twice Michelin starred The Ledbury before setting up under his own name. This restaurant in Angel Central is the second site, following the original James Cochran EC3 restaurant - "where some of the country's best food is being served" (writes Lisa Markwell in The Sunday Times). A modern British restaurant, all produce is sourced from local English suppliers. The fish is caught and brought fresh from Kent, where their vegetables are harvested, and the meat comes from local farmers in Essex. Staying true to his heritage and roots - he's of Scottish and Caribbean descent - James includes his much-loved Caribbean jerk chicken and treacle cured salmon on the menu. As well as quality food, there's an in-house DJ, outside seating for 20, a take away bar and a wine bar at this North London site.
 
 
 

Roni's Bagel Bakery

Opened August 2017

Roni's Bagel Bakery Opened August 2017 Owned by Roni Avital, who has been in the bagel business since he set up his first bakery in West Hampstead in 1989, Roni's Bagel Bakery in Connaught Village is the latest to join the group. Offering a mouthwatering menu of fresh hot bagels, breads, pastries, cakes, breakfasts - particularly appetising is a Greek poached egg dish and a scrumptious Shakshuka special, consisting of cooked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce - and salads. Come for authentic bagels and Jewish baked goods - Rogalach is just one of their signature pastries, made with sweet and salty danish dough with a nutty chocolate spread. Eat with a cup of something hot or present on a platter at home. 2017/08/15 Where:
Roni's Bagel Bakery, 12 Connaught Street London, W2 2AF
Category: Delicatessens

Roni's Bagel Bakery, 12 Connaught Street, London, W2 2AF

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
Owned by Roni Avital, who has been in the bagel business since he set up his first bakery in West Hampstead in 1989, Roni's Bagel Bakery in Connaught Village is the latest to join the group. Offering a mouthwatering menu of fresh hot bagels, breads, pastries, cakes, breakfasts - particularly appetising is a Greek poached egg dish and a scrumptious Shakshuka special, consisting of cooked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce - and salads. Come for authentic bagels and Jewish baked goods - Rogalach is just one of their signature pastries, made with sweet and salty danish dough with a nutty chocolate spread. Eat with a cup of something hot or present on a platter at home.
 
 
 
 

The CoffeeWorks Project

Opened August 2017

The CoffeeWorks Project Opened August 2017 An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project s howcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample. Roaster Has Bean spends months travelling abroad trading directly with small independent farmers where the price paid is quality driven and ensures the farmers' return is maximised. The third CoffeeWorks Project, joining branches at Angel, Leadenhall and Blackfriars Road, the cafe at Battersea Power Station's Circus West Village serves artisan coffee, tea, food, craft beer and wine. 2017/08/15 Where:
The CoffeeWorks Project, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 4NN
Category: Cafes and Delis

The CoffeeWorks Project, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
An independent family run business The CoffeeWorks Project s howcases seasonal Single Origin brewed coffee and espresso, often with six or more variations (including decaf) to sample. Roaster Has Bean spends months travelling abroad trading directly with small independent farmers where the price paid is quality driven and ensures the farmers' return is maximised. The third CoffeeWorks Project, joining branches at Angel, Leadenhall and Blackfriars Road, the cafe at Battersea Power Station's Circus West Village serves artisan coffee, tea, food, craft beer and wine.
 
 
 

No. 29 Power Station West

Opened 27th July 2017

No. 29 Power Station West Opened 27th July 2017 Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No 32 The Old Town and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29, one of the first food outlets to open at Circus West Village by Battersea Power Station. Alongside 22 other independent bars and restaurants, No 29 is the only pub at the south London riverside development. The all-day venue offers casual bar dining, with an Antipodean-inspired menu created from locally-sourced ingredients, with cocktails using spirit infusions, house made syrups and sherbets, plus international wines, and a range of local craft beers and international lagers. The interior design, inspired by the power station itself, comes from the group's usual designers, Lou Davies and Lionel Real de Azua. This Battersea bar is the fifth from Darwin and Wallace group. 2017/08/04 Where:
No. 29 Power Station West, Unit 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 5BP
Category:

No. 29 Power Station West, Unit 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 5BP

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
Darwin and Wallace adds to its portfolio of bars and restaurants - which includes No 32 The Old Town and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station - with No 29, one of the first food outlets to open at Circus West Village by Battersea Power Station. Alongside 22 other independent bars and restaurants, No 29 is the only pub at the south London riverside development. The all-day venue offers casual bar dining, with an Antipodean-inspired menu created from locally-sourced ingredients, with cocktails using spirit infusions, house made syrups and sherbets, plus international wines, and a range of local craft beers and international lagers. The interior design, inspired by the power station itself, comes from the group's usual designers, Lou Davies and Lionel Real de Azua. This Battersea bar is the fifth from Darwin and Wallace group.
 
 
 

Lucky & Joy

Opened 3rd August 2017

Lucky & Joy Opened 3rd August 2017 Just back from a trip to China, Ellen Parr, co-founder of The Art of Dining, and Pete Kelly bring their Chinese pop-up, Lucky & Joy, to a railway arch in East London with a residency on Cambridge Heath Road. Previously in Tottenham and Hackney's Institute of Light, the pop-up builds on Ellen's time spent in the kitchens of Moro and Rochelle Canteen to give a unique take on regional Chinese cooking. Open at lunchtime for simple rice bowls, in the evenings dishes like bang bang chicken salad and steamed fish with black beans and tea leaf salad are served while DJs play until late over the weekend - Beijing by night brought to Bethnal Green. 2017/08/03 Where:
Lucky & Joy, 298-299 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road London, E2 9HA
Category:

Lucky & Joy, 298-299 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9HA

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
Just back from a trip to China, Ellen Parr, co-founder of The Art of Dining, and Pete Kelly bring their Chinese pop-up, Lucky & Joy, to a railway arch in East London with a residency on Cambridge Heath Road. Previously in Tottenham and Hackney's Institute of Light, the pop-up builds on Ellen's time spent in the kitchens of Moro and Rochelle Canteen to give a unique take on regional Chinese cooking. Open at lunchtime for simple rice bowls, in the evenings dishes like bang bang chicken salad and steamed fish with black beans and tea leaf salad are served while DJs play until late over the weekend - Beijing by night brought to Bethnal Green.
 
 
 

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Opened 2nd August 2017

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden Opened 2nd August 2017 The magic of Petersham Nurseries came to Covent Garden in summer 2017, with the Boglione family taking over four units of the new Floral Court development. Bringing the spirit of the Richmond oasis to central London, the Michaelis Boyd designed space occupies 16,000 square foot and includes two restaurants, a lifestyle shop, garden shop, delicatessen with a wine cellar and a florist. Summer 2017 sees the opening of The Shop, The Potting Bench, The Delicatessen, The Florist and Wine Cellar while the two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia, the La Goccia bar and Courtyard will follow in November 2017. The new space blends Italian and British culture and maintains the family's passion for simplicity, flora, fauna and responsibly sourced produce, creating a refined, calm setting within a central urban environment. Located in a Grade II listed building beneath three Victorian atriums, The Shop offers a handpicked collection of homeware, furniture and gifts as well as specialist indoor plants, floral displays and artisanal gardening tools; The Delicatessen brings the spirit of a traditional Italian grocery store to central London with a selection of small artisanal suppliers; and The Florist offers a dramatic selection of wild, colourful and romantic displays that capture the true essence of Petersham Nurseries. Details of the restaurants and bar will be available later in the year. 2017/08/02 Where:
Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, Floral Court London, WC2E 9FB
Category: Modern European Cuisine

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: Imaginar
The magic of Petersham Nurseries came to Covent Garden in summer 2017, with the Boglione family taking over four units of the new Floral Court development. Bringing the spirit of the Richmond oasis to central London, the Michaelis Boyd designed space occupies 16,000 square foot and includes two restaurants, a lifestyle shop, garden shop, delicatessen with a wine cellar and a florist. Summer 2017 sees the opening of The Shop, The Potting Bench, The Delicatessen, The Florist and Wine Cellar while the two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia, the La Goccia bar and Courtyard will follow in November 2017. The new space blends Italian and British culture and maintains the family's passion for simplicity, flora, fauna and responsibly sourced produce, creating a refined, calm setting within a central urban environment. Located in a Grade II listed building beneath three Victorian atriums, The Shop offers a handpicked collection of homeware, furniture and gifts as well as specialist indoor plants, floral displays and artisanal gardening tools; The Delicatessen brings the spirit of a traditional Italian grocery store to central London with a selection of small artisanal suppliers; and The Florist offers a dramatic selection of wild, colourful and romantic displays that capture the true essence of Petersham Nurseries. Details of the restaurants and bar will be available later in the year.
 
 
 

Core by Clare Smyth

Opened 1st August 2017

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

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

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare Smyth
After almost a decade at the helm of Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, Clare Smyth opens her own restaurant and her first solo venture at 92 Kensington Park Road in Notting Hill. The multi award winning chef takes over the historic Victorian building occupied by Leith's in the 1970s and '80s to create a restaurant with a strong British ethos, in an elegant, relaxed interior. Guests choose from ten to 12 constantly evolving dishes, opting for the full tasting menu or just three or five courses, paired with a choice of 400 fine wines and champagnes. The style takes a natural colour palette of stem green, aubergine, almond milk, copper and burnished gold and links it to the exterior, seen through a picture window looking out onto a living wall. Enjoy at the entrance cocktail bar with room for up to 18 or in the main 54-seat restaurant.
 
 
 
 

Flour Power City

Opened 1st August 2017

Flour Power City Opened 1st August 2017 2017/08/1 Where:
Flour Power City, Circus West, Sopwith Way London, SW8 4NN
Category: Delicatessens

Flour Power City, Circus West, Sopwith Way, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
 
 
 

Bob Bob Exchange

Opened summer 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare Smyth
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.
 
 
 

Bar Elba

Opened 28th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Waterloo Station, Southwark Station, Lambeth North Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare Smyth
The first of its kind in the area, Bar Elba is a brand new rooftop cocktail bar in Waterloo. Presented by The Adventure Bar Group - the team behind the Adventure Bars in Covent Garden, Clapham Junction and Clapham High Street, The Escapologist in Seven Dials and the newly opened Tonight Josephine, located just below in the basement - the bar offers views across the city and Waterloo and takes inspiration from the Battle of Waterloo. Visitors can expect a desert-island feel based on the Mediterranean island of Elba that Napoleon was exiled to for 300 days. Sip on classic cocktails such as Aperol Spritz and Love Potion No.10 as well as a Frose (frozen Rose). There will also be sharing jugs, a 2-4-1 cocktail happy hour and burgers courtesy of Dip & Flip.
 
 
 

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Opened 28th July 2017

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail Opened 28th July 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. 2017/07/28 Where:
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, Phoenix Place London, WC1X 0DA
Category: Museums

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

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934
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.
 
 
 

Suvlaki Shoreditch

Opened 27th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Traditional grilled meat skewers cooked over hot coals and stuffed in a pita are the signature dish at Greek restaurant Suvlaki on Brick Lane, a spin off from the original Suvlaki in Soho. These juicy skewers also come on the stick, hot off the robata and josper grills. Choices include Mount Olympus wild boar sausage with smoked aubergine, spicy king prawn with dill and rose aioli or slow cooked aged Scottish Texel lamb with chilli beetroot, vegetable cous cous and green herb sauce. Taking inspiration from Athens, i nteriors have been designed by Afroditi Krassa, there's a hint of neoclassicism in the blue and a grey marble shopfront. Seating is on vintage wooden chairs or at a reclaimed church bench in the second dining room at the back where you can watch the kitchen action first hand. Keeping it Greek, right down to the last drop, drinks include wines from the Kokotos estate and craft beers from Nissos Pilsner and a Marea Ale.
 
 
 
 

Rola Wala

Opened 26th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Following the success of Street Feast residencies Rola Wala serves up authentic, healthy, every day Indian fast food at its first permanent London site, in Brushfield Street in Spitalfields. Placing as much emphasis on healthy eating as big flavours founder Mark Wright offers masala black bean noodles and slow roasted Nagaland lamb without a korma in sight. Catering particularly well for vegetarians, you can choose hot brown rice khicheree, masala black bean noodles with charred broccoli or cauliflower rice and kale bowl. This is health conscious Indian food you can eat every day, with gluten-free, low carb, and vegan options and with no dish having more than 500 calories. With a design that mixes Indian roadside diners with a festival feel, metal shelving stocked high with spice jars, the cafe has the vibrant, upbeat feel of a Bombay beach hut.
 
 
 

The Ivy Tower Bridge

Opened 26th July 2017

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

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Part of the ever expanding chain of brasseries spun off from The Ivy, The Ivy Tower Bridge has a similar all-day menu to the other Ivy Cafes cropping up all over town. Gorgeous interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio are supplemented at this particular branch by a riverside - it's next to Potters Fields Park and City Hall - with floor-to-ceiling glass windows making the most of the Thames view. On sunny days, the 50 seater terrace overlooking the river offers the best seats in the house. Whether stopping by for breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails you can enjoy a riverside stroll and an impressive view of Tower Bridge. Part of the One Tower Bridge development, neighbours include a restaurant by Tom Simmons and Nicholas Hytner's 900-seat The Bridge Theatre.
 
 
 

mother

Opened 23rd July 2017

mother Opened 23rd July 2017 Behind a glass fronted arch at Battersea Power Station's Circus West Village, David Biffani and Nick Pound have opened a really rather good rustic pizza place, mother. Pull up a seat at the bar down the back and enjoy the banter between the two (David on quality control ensuring the burrata is just so, Nick putting the pizzas together behind a long wooden worktop). Plates of roasted vegetables, cold cuts and deep fried mozzarella leave barely any room for the main event. Anyone familiar with the original mother pizza restaurant in Copenhagen will already be sold on their superior sourdough pizzas. Made with seawater, they come with 20 per cent less salt making them healthy for you. The wine is natural and they even make their own beer and cheese in Denmark. The bare brick bones of the building have, thankfully, been left alone (no duct ventilation, boxed off spaces or plastering). Open from breakfast, weekend brunch is a big draw - eggs, home made pastries, granola and bread are served buffet style so you can take as much as you want. With low lighting and a stencilled 'mother' on the arched roof, the vibe is hip and buzzing - a slice of authentic Italy brought to Battersea's West Village via Copenhagen. Aperitivo - Every Friday from 5pm to 6pm mother will be serving Aperitivo, a tradition which originated in 1920's Milan when Italians would set out a spread of left overs from the previous night - and have a nibble with a glass of wine. Cold meets, cheeses and even few slices of pizza can be found - although traditionally enjoyed with a glass of wine, the offer here includes any drink from the bar. All for a tenner. 2017/07/23 Where:
mother, 2 Arches Lane, Circus West Village London, SW11 8AB
Category: Italian Cuisine

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

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Behind a glass fronted arch at Battersea Power Station's Circus West Village, David Biffani and Nick Pound have opened a really rather good rustic pizza place, mother. Pull up a seat at the bar down the back and enjoy the banter between the two (David on quality control ensuring the burrata is just so, Nick putting the pizzas together behind a long wooden worktop). Plates of roasted vegetables, cold cuts and deep fried mozzarella leave barely any room for the main event. Anyone familiar with the original mother pizza restaurant in Copenhagen will already be sold on their superior sourdough pizzas. Made with seawater, they come with 20 per cent less salt making them healthy for you. The wine is natural and they even make their own beer and cheese in Denmark. The bare brick bones of the building have, thankfully, been left alone (no duct ventilation, boxed off spaces or plastering). Open from breakfast, weekend brunch is a big draw - eggs, home made pastries, granola and bread are served buffet style so you can take as much as you want. With low lighting and a stencilled 'mother' on the arched roof, the vibe is hip and buzzing - a slice of authentic Italy brought to Battersea's West Village via Copenhagen.

Aperitivo - Every Friday from 5pm to 6pm mother will be serving Aperitivo, a tradition which originated in 1920's Milan when Italians would set out a spread of left overs from the previous night - and have a nibble with a glass of wine. Cold meets, cheeses and even few slices of pizza can be found - although traditionally enjoyed with a glass of wine, the offer here includes any drink from the bar. All for a tenner.
 
 
 

Mint Gun Club

Opened 21st July 2017

Mint Gun Club Opened 21st July 2017 The brainchild of bartender Richard Hunt (Milk & Honey, Hawksmoor, Mahiki), the Mint Gun Club specialises in delicious aperitifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies. Globe trotting Rich channels his love of travel and a childhood spent in ex-pat communities in exotic, far-flung destinations into a menu that draws inspiration from Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean larders. All ingredients on the menu - filled with dishes like almond hummus, rose harissa with flatbread, tabbouleh and chargrilled aubergine - are also available to buy and take away. A highlight is the exotic Mint Gun Club High Tea which features layers of exotic sweet and savoury treats including mochi, marshmallow, Turkish delight, semolina cake, cucumber kimchi sandwiches and a twist on the Club Sandwich. Come for a nightcap and you'll get fragrant gimlets, tropical aperitif, tonics and sodas as well as cocktails. 2017/07/21 Where:
Mint Gun Club, 4a Brooke Road, Stoke Newington London, N16 7LS
Category:

Mint Gun Club, 4a Brooke Road, Stoke Newington, London, N16 7LS

Tube: Manor House Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
The brainchild of bartender Richard Hunt (Milk & Honey, Hawksmoor, Mahiki), the Mint Gun Club specialises in delicious aperitifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and exotic delicacies. Globe trotting Rich channels his love of travel and a childhood spent in ex-pat communities in exotic, far-flung destinations into a menu that draws inspiration from Middle Eastern, Asian and Mediterranean larders. All ingredients on the menu - filled with dishes like almond hummus, rose harissa with flatbread, tabbouleh and chargrilled aubergine - are also available to buy and take away. A highlight is the exotic Mint Gun Club High Tea which features layers of exotic sweet and savoury treats including mochi, marshmallow, Turkish delight, semolina cake, cucumber kimchi sandwiches and a twist on the Club Sandwich. Come for a nightcap and you'll get fragrant gimlets, tropical aperitif, tonics and sodas as well as cocktails.
 
 
 

Minnow

Opened 19th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
For seasonal, modern European dishes, with a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean, Minnow is the combined talents of co-founders Chris Frichot (Caravan, Hawksmoor and Hoi Polloi) and fiancee Saba Tsegaye, joined in the kitchen by Jake Boyce, former Head Chef of Jason Atherton's Social Wine and Tapas. A welcome addition to the pavement culture of Clapham Common, overlooking the park at the heart of the Old Town, the restaurant is a lovely spot whether you want weekend brunch - try chilli cornbread with fried egg, avocado, yoghurt and lime - or cocktails. Squid with lemongrass, lime and ginger, baby octopus with curry leaf paste and charred green mango, whole roast poussin from the Robata grill, and caramelised watermelon with a blood orange and Campari sorbet are typical of the dishes you'll find here.
 
 
 
 

Ahi Poke

Opened 17th July 2017

Ahi Poke Opened 17th July 2017 Serving Hawaiian raw fish, Ahi Poke in Nova, the food quarter in Victoria, is an all-day restaurant dedicated to poké. There are four signature dishes to choose from, each made to order, mixing your favourite base (rice, quinoa, kale) with a protein (salmon, ahi tuna and shrimp, or marinated mushrooms), sauce (sesame shoyu, sweet ponzu, leche de tigre, sriracha mayo) and topping; choose from edamame, coriander, carrot, kimchee cucumber and more. Just like its popular W1 sibling, Ahi Poké Victoria is decorated in calming pastel hues and fuses the relaxed style of Hawaiian beach shacks with the laid-back bar vibes of LA. Though primarily take-away, there is a small outdoor seating area and you can always eat al-fresco at Nova Food where the options include Bone Daddies, Aster from D&D London, Shake Shack, Jason Atherton's Hai Cenato and Franco Manca. 2017/07/17 Where:
Ahi Poke, 11 Sir Simon Milton Square, NOVA London, SW1E 5DJ
Category: Fish and Seafood

Ahi Poke, 11 Sir Simon Milton Square, NOVA, London, SW1E 5DJ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Serving Hawaiian raw fish, Ahi Poke in Nova, the food quarter in Victoria, is an all-day restaurant dedicated to poké. There are four signature dishes to choose from, each made to order, mixing your favourite base (rice, quinoa, kale) with a protein (salmon, ahi tuna and shrimp, or marinated mushrooms), sauce (sesame shoyu, sweet ponzu, leche de tigre, sriracha mayo) and topping; choose from edamame, coriander, carrot, kimchee cucumber and more. Just like its popular W1 sibling, Ahi Poké Victoria is decorated in calming pastel hues and fuses the relaxed style of Hawaiian beach shacks with the laid-back bar vibes of LA. Though primarily take-away, there is a small outdoor seating area and you can always eat al-fresco at Nova Food where the options include Bone Daddies, Aster from D&D London, Shake Shack, Jason Atherton's Hai Cenato and Franco Manca.
 
 
 

Long Arm Pub

Opened 12th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
The flagship site of the Long Arm Pub & Brewery this Worship Street pub comes with its own brewery, set up by ETM founders and brothers Tom & Ed Martin. Tank Fresh beer takes pride of place which tastes like beer straight from the brewery - and with the tanks within touching distance it doesn't have to travel far. Accompanying the beers - which include a Belgian malt cookie beer - is a menu of classic bar snacks, craft burgers, salads, fresh tacos and Mexican sopes - a nod to award-winning Mexican head brewer Guillermo Alvarez Schulenburg whose grandfather founded Mexico's famed Modelo Brewery. For those who fancy a different tipple, a hand-built pot-still sits alongside the brewing tanks, creating a fine London gin and other liquors unique to the brand.
 
 
 

Pitch Stratford

Opened 13th July 2017

Pitch Stratford Opened 13th July 2017 Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart of Stratford serving street food and drinks in a colourful outdoor space just a short walk from Stratford station. As well as handmade Italian street food from The Piadina Project, gourmet hot dogs and beef short ribs with a Brazilian accent by Tico's Street Food they've got DJs, live bands and classic 80s movies. Plump up a bean bag, put on the digital wireless headphones and enjoy cinema under the stars with an Aperol Spritz. Open on Monday evenings the cinema is screening films like The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Truman Show and Big. Don't worry if it rains, the pitched roof will keep you dry if the weather isn't perfect. 2017/07/13 Where:
Pitch Stratford, Bridge Road London, E15 3PA
Category:

Pitch Stratford, Bridge Road, London, E15 3PA

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Brand new for summer 2017, Pitch Stratford is an open air space in the heart of Stratford serving street food and drinks in a colourful outdoor space just a short walk from Stratford station. As well as handmade Italian street food from The Piadina Project, gourmet hot dogs and beef short ribs with a Brazilian accent by Tico's Street Food they've got DJs, live bands and classic 80s movies. Plump up a bean bag, put on the digital wireless headphones and enjoy cinema under the stars with an Aperol Spritz. Open on Monday evenings the cinema is screening films like The Goonies, Back to the Future, The Truman Show and Big. Don't worry if it rains, the pitched roof will keep you dry if the weather isn't perfect.
 
 
 

Meraki

Opened June 2017

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

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

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Making the most of Mediterranean ingredients and Greek hospitality, or 'filoxenia', Meraki is a contemporary Greek restaurant in the heart of Fitzrovia from the Waney family (Roka, Zuma, The Arts Club, Oblix). 'Meraki', Greek for the love and soul that someone puts into their work, is led by Greek chef Dimitrios Siamanis whose menu includes bottarga from Mesologgi, graviera cheese from Naxos and galotiri cheese from Crete. Slow-cooked ox cheek with hilopites from Trikala, artichokes and graviera, baked cod wrapped in vine leaves as well as mezze dishes, chargrilled meats and whole fish dishes are also on the menu. The heavily Greek-influenced drinks list features wines from independent growers alongside craft beers and cocktails made with Greek herbs. The restaurant has two entrances - the main one on Great Titchfield Street leads to the 100 cover restaurant and the side entrance on Foley Street takes you straight to the bar - and two al-fresco terraces. Close your eyes and you could be on a Greek island.
 
 
 

Magpie

Opened 11th July 2017

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

Magpie, 10 Heddon Street, London, W1B 4BX

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
Take your pick of small plates of mackerel crudo and Hoi An style terrine as the trolley winds its way through the tables at Magpie, a modern British interpretation of traditional dim sum restaurants from the co-founders of Pidgin. The follow up to their Michelin-starred restaurant in Hackney, the more central Magpie offers a fun approach to eating out and a novel way of tackling some of the more tricky aspects of sharing plates (like who should have the third croquette?) Trays of hot dishes include udon noodles with paitan broth, calabrese sausage and cavolo nero, and grilled celeriac. With the emphasis on fun, the restaurant's design is a bright, open space with high ceilings and a poured concrete bar. Pidgin's storm bathrooms make the move west with their dramatic murals and tempest soundtrack to accompany your visit to the restroom.
 
 
 
 

Bang Bang Oriental

Opened 10th July 2017

Bang Bang Oriental Opened 10th July 2017 London's biggest Asian foodhall has put Colindale on the map. It may be further north than you've been before but with over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to 450 all under one roof, Bang Bang Oriental is worth the trip - and it's only 20 minutes from central London on the northern line. Four Seasons (no, not THAT Four Seasons), the Bayswater and Chinatown institution, famous for its Hong Kong-style Cantonese roast duck, is one of the food outlets to choose from. Sukaria brings a new twist to traditional Asian cooking skills with its Cantonese, Hakka and Malaysian dishes, UMi specialises in sushi, freshly sliced sashimi and tempura while Yaki Ya Grill Japan serves dishes cooked on the traditional Yakitori grill. The choices are too many to list here and certainly too numerous to get through all of them in one sitting. This place - a 32,000 square foot architecturally designed food court with landscaped outdoor area - makes North London a new food destination. If you don't like the idea of communal tables, try the Golden Dragon flagship restaurant underneath for dim sum lunches and traditional Chinese food in the evening. 2017/07/10 Where:
Bang Bang Oriental, 399 Edgware Road London, NW9 0FH
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Bang Bang Oriental, 399 Edgware Road, London, NW9 0FH

Tube: Colindale Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of Suvlaki
London's biggest Asian foodhall has put Colindale on the map. It may be further north than you've been before but with over 20 food kiosks, bubble tea and seating for up to 450 all under one roof, Bang Bang Oriental is worth the trip - and it's only 20 minutes from central London on the northern line. Four Seasons (no, not THAT Four Seasons), the Bayswater and Chinatown institution, famous for its Hong Kong-style Cantonese roast duck, is one of the food outlets to choose from. Sukaria brings a new twist to traditional Asian cooking skills with its Cantonese, Hakka and Malaysian dishes, UMi specialises in sushi, freshly sliced sashimi and tempura while Yaki Ya Grill Japan serves dishes cooked on the traditional Yakitori grill. The choices are too many to list here and certainly too numerous to get through all of them in one sitting. This place - a 32,000 square foot architecturally designed food court with landscaped outdoor area - makes North London a new food destination. If you don't like the idea of communal tables, try the Golden Dragon flagship restaurant underneath for dim sum lunches and traditional Chinese food in the evening.
 
 
 

Tom Simmons Tower Bridge

Opened 10th July 2017

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

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom Simmons
Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, laverbread mayonnaise, leek bread and a refined version of his mum's cawl. At One Tower Bridge, also home to an Ivy brasserie and Nicholas Hytner's 900-seat The Bridge Theatre , the young chef, originally from Pembrokeshire, offers roast cod with asparagus and haddock scotch egg, salt baked beetroot and braised ox cheek. Rhubarb panna cotta with Granny Smith sorbet and ginger biscuit is just one of the dessert options. Though influenced by both British and French cuisine the emphasis is on Tom's Welsh heritage; Welsh lamb, sourced from Preseli Blue Stone, brings a taste of West Wales to London.
 
 
 

Vue West End

Opened July 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom Simmons
Vue's flagship West End cinema in Leicester Square, which first opened in October 1938, underwent a £6.6m refurbishment in 2017, upgrading its seating and sound systems across its nine auditorium. Improvements to Vue West End are visible before you even enter, with a large 62.7 metre square digital screen installed on the outside of the building. Inside, film fans can enjoy paperless ticketing, a redesigned foyer and bar as well as two food options: Square Pie specialising in pie and mash and Clerkenwell-based pizzeria Maletti. Enjoy your favourite movie from the comfort of a reclining leather seat or opt for the VIP seats and stretch out to fill the extra leg room. For a fully immersive surround sound experience head to one of the two screens with Dolby Atmos, where sound is channelled from the speakers overhead.
 
 
 

Gabeto

Opened 6th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom Simmons
The Long Stable, is a striking two-storey space in Camden Market with vaulted brick ceilings and timber trusses, becomes Gabeto, a modern brasserie with Lee Andrews, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, as head chef. Alongside his menu of chicken Caesar salad and whole lobster is a regularly changing line-up of street food curated by Nicol Harrison-Dwyer (previously general manager at Dinerama) on the outdoor terrace which can be used all year round - large umbrellas and heaters supplied. In the main dining room original brick and timber is left exposed, retro-style furniture creates luxe seating and large booths lend themselves to cocktail sampling - leaning towards central and South American flavours. Open past midnight, come here for a late bite, nightcap and a carefully curated London centric playlist of classics and new tunes.
 
 
 

Sub Cult

Opened 5th July 2017

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

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

Tube: Moorgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom Simmons
Street food sandwiches by Sub Cult, famed for its USA deli-style sub rolls, are served from a shipping container site on Whitecross Place, just off Finsbury Avenue Square in Broadgate, for an 18-month pop-up from summer 2017. Previously at Maltby Street, Leather Lane and Brockley markets, Sub Cult founders Ben Chancellor and Gareth 'Gaz' Phillips have built up a loyal following. Many have fallen for their stuffed sandwiches, filled with oak smoked salmon, peppered cream cheese and Pama beetroot kimchi in the Skandi Sub and with smoked back bacon, white pudding and free range egg in the Sub Contractor. Vegan and vegetarians are also catered for - their Subterranean was named 'Best Vegetarian' at the British Street Food Awards in 2015. Quality grab-and-go subs for breakfast and lunch served in Finsbury Avenue Square alongside four other containers that also opened in summer 2017, Wolf, Claw Food, BaBa G's and Yolk.
 
 
 
 

The Oystermen Seafood Bar and Kitchen

Opened 3rd July 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
The Oystermen, aka Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton, bring fresh shellfish, crab doughnuts with house-pickled cucumber and creamy mackerel and horseradish pate to the cosy, 26 cover Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen in Covent Garden. The open kitchen is presided over by chef Alex Povall, lately of Angela Hartnett's Cafe Murano and Merchants Tavern, born and bred in Weymouth where seafood is second nature. Ideally located for pre- or post-theatre dining, they offer a "Bubbles 'n' Oysters Happy Hour" deal every day from 3pm to 5pm, offering six freshly-shucked oysters and a glass of French sparkling for a tenner and the oyster bar stays open for post-theatre platters, light bites and drinks.
 
 
 

Dorsett City London

Opened 2nd July 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
The second London hotel from the Dorsett Hotel group, £21 million is being spent on this 13-storey city hotel next to the 18th century St Botolph Church and above Aldgate tube station. With 267 guest rooms, a restaurant, fitness centre and meeting rooms, on the site of what used to be The Matrix building, the Dorsett City hotel is a stylish 4 star hotel designed by Dexter Moren Associates, architects for the Shangri-La hotel in The Shard. One look at sister hotel, the Dorsett Shepherds Bush, shows the kind of finish and furnishings you can expect at the second London hotel from the group.
 
 
 

Shikumen Aldgate

Opened 2nd July 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
Shikumen at Dorsett City follows in the footsteps of its flagship restaurant at Dorsett Shepherds Bush which has received rave reviews from critics and hotel guests alike since it launched in 2014, including a Bib Gourmand from the Michelin guide inspectors. They highlighted the "impressive homemade dim sum at lunch and excellent Peking duck" as the standouts at this "sleek Cantonese restaurant" and this city sibling close to Liverpool Street station has all the right ingredients to follow suit.
 
 
 

VQ Aldgate

Opened 2nd July 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
Famous for staying open 24 hours - VQ stands for Vingt Quatre - this is a great spot, day or night, for all day breakfast, towering burgers and comforting puddings like apple crumble with custard. Serving post club grub on the Fulham Road since the 1990s, Vingt Quartre has been a staple on the social scene in West London for thirty years. But VQ Aldgate , within the Dorsett City hotel, is the first restaurant the group has opened in the east of the city. Come here for eggs Benedict, classic comfort food, salads of pomegranate, feta, beetroot and butternut squash as well as cocktails. Along with Shikumen - Cantonese and Asian inspired dishes - and a roof top bar, VQ Aldgate gives guests staying at the Dorsett City three options when it comes to in-house dining.
 
 
 

Battersea Power Station

Opened summer 2017

Battersea Power Station Opened summer 2017 The masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, the Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its huge frame and four white smoke-stacks (two of which were built in 1933, the remaining two in 1955) protruding into the London sky, the construction initially received protests from those who felt the building was too large and would be an eyesore. The simplicity and elegance of its design soon won over its critics and quickly became a proud addition to the London skyline. Its generators fell silent in 1983. Thirty seven years later, in 2017, the site is being redeveloping into a multi-use mix of flats, a fitness studio, landscaped parks and riverside restaurants. 2017/07/01 Where:
Battersea Power Station, Circus West, Sopwith Way London, SW8 4NN
Category: Sights

Battersea Power Station, Circus West, Sopwith Way, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
The masterpiece of architect Giles Gilbert Scott, the Grade II listed Battersea Power Station has taken on an iconic status in the capital. With its huge frame and four white smoke-stacks (two of which were built in 1933, the remaining two in 1955) protruding into the London sky, the construction initially received protests from those who felt the building was too large and would be an eyesore. The simplicity and elegance of its design soon won over its critics and quickly became a proud addition to the London skyline. Its generators fell silent in 1983. Thirty seven years later, in 2017, the site is being redeveloping into a multi-use mix of flats, a fitness studio, landscaped parks and riverside restaurants.
 
 
 
 

Circus West Village

Opened summer 2017

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

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

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
A butcher, baker, florist and an arts centre ensure that Circus West Village has everything a modern urban village requires. On the western side of Battersea Power Station, connecting the riverfront with Battersea Park, this mix of 23 restaurants and bars, homes and landscaped spaces is the first chapter of the £8 billion Battersea Power Station regeneration project to be unveiled, in summer 2017. An imposing block of 865 apartments, at 17 storeys high and 350 metres long, the largest residential building is longer than The Shard is tall. Scoring high in the food stakes, eating out options include Fiume, Italian pizza restaurant Mother, a seafood restaurant by Wright Brothers, Ben's Canteen which specialises in burgers and wine, and Duckroad as well as the stylish No 29 and Dodd's Gin Distillery for drinks.
 
 
 

Duckroad

Opened summer 2017

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

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

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
Sister restaurant to Ducksoup in Soho and Rawduck in London Fields, Duckroad in the Circus West Village of Battersea Power Station offers all day dining from breakfast through to dinner. Set up by Clare Lattin (owner) and Tom Hill (executive chef), the restaurants have become known for their regularly changing menus - "a celebration of seasonal, simple cooking" - natural wine and bring-your-own vinyl policy. We expect this latest addition to the raft, south of the river, to be equally hip. These restaurateurs clearly have their ducks in a row.
 
 
 

Go Ape - Alexandra Palace

Opened summer 2017

Go Ape - Alexandra Palace Opened summer 2017 Swing through the trees, walk on sky high rope bridges and zip down the wire at Alexandra Palace which, thanks to its elevated position, offers wonderful views over this part of North London. Best known for hosting an eclectic mix of live music, sport, culture and leisure events is also home to a Go Ape tree top adventure. From summer 2017 you can negotiate swaying wooden planks, ladders, tree-top walkways, bridges and tunnels finishing with a 43 metre zip wire finale. You can even try out the first ever Go Ap 'QuickJump' free fall. For younger children Tree Top Junior is open to everyone (as long as they're at least one metre tall, that's roughly three to four and a half years old) and offers a canopy exploring adventure with suspended stepping stones. Great fun for your little monkeys! 2017/07/01 Where:
Go Ape - Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way London, N22 7AY
Category: Attractions for Kids

Go Ape - Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7AY

Tube: Bounds Green Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
Swing through the trees, walk on sky high rope bridges and zip down the wire at Alexandra Palace which, thanks to its elevated position, offers wonderful views over this part of North London. Best known for hosting an eclectic mix of live music, sport, culture and leisure events is also home to a Go Ape tree top adventure. From summer 2017 you can negotiate swaying wooden planks, ladders, tree-top walkways, bridges and tunnels finishing with a 43 metre zip wire finale. You can even try out the first ever Go Ap 'QuickJump' free fall. For younger children Tree Top Junior is open to everyone (as long as they're at least one metre tall, that's roughly three to four and a half years old) and offers a canopy exploring adventure with suspended stepping stones. Great fun for your little monkeys!
 
 
 

Nobu Shoreditch

Opened 1st July 2017

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

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

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg Funnell
At the heart of Nobu Hotel Shoreditch , this stunning 240-seat restaurant is the place to go for signature Nobu dishes and exquisite sushi. Descend down the grand staircase to the triple-height restaurant and admire a cocktail bar with one of the largest Japanese whiskey libraries in London. On the food menu are many of Nobu's signature dishes including black cod with miso and yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno. The first London Nobu to offer breakfast, you can wake up to Benedict Matsuhisa with crab and sauteed spinach or m atcha waffle with chicken. Want to really impress your guests? The private courtyard, hidden behind a five-meter-high glass wall, offers al-fresco dining in the warmer months with seating for up to 80 people within the partially-covered four level terraces.
 
 
 

Sans Pere Shoreditch

Opened summer 2017

Sans Pere Shoreditch Opened summer 2017 A homeware store and restaurant as well as an architectural studio and real estate agency, Sans Pere is a stylish lifestyle store in Shoreditch where you can enjoy food, buy homeware and look for, plan and design your own home. Founded by Barnaby Goff, the store has a beautiful light-infused interior, designed by Aurore Baulier from Atelier Baulier studios. It's inspired by Goff's memories of family holidays in the South of France and links back to his father's Devonshire heritage. The West Country is also evident in the menu with Cornish crab, dairy sourced from an organic farm in Devon and Cornish based coffee roasters, Origin, on the menu. Stop by this one-a-kind lifestyle house for a home-cooked breakfast, a ceramic mug or to buy and do up your house - with a team of architects and interior designers on hand to help. 2017/07/01 Where:
Sans Pere Shoreditch, 84 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3JL
Category: Gifts and Luxuries

Sans Pere Shoreditch, 84 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez
A homeware store and restaurant as well as an architectural studio and real estate agency, Sans Pere is a stylish lifestyle store in Shoreditch where you can enjoy food, buy homeware and look for, plan and design your own home. Founded by Barnaby Goff, the store has a beautiful light-infused interior, designed by Aurore Baulier from Atelier Baulier studios. It's inspired by Goff's memories of family holidays in the South of France and links back to his father's Devonshire heritage. The West Country is also evident in the menu with Cornish crab, dairy sourced from an organic farm in Devon and Cornish based coffee roasters, Origin, on the menu. Stop by this one-a-kind lifestyle house for a home-cooked breakfast, a ceramic mug or to buy and do up your house - with a team of architects and interior designers on hand to help.
 
 
 
 

VBurger Camden

Opened 1st July 2017

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

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

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Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partners
"Plant-based comfort food as nourishing for the soul and it is for the body", that's how co-founder Reuven Cohen describes the vegan burger cafe he set up with Amir Wayman. With a menu developed by Yossi Edri, responsible for running four kitchens at vegetarian stalwart The Gate, VBurger replaces beef with vegan patties made with beetroot, falafel and seitan schnitzel which you can top and tail with optional vegan cheese or avocado. Supplement with sides of skin-on fries, sweet potato wedges and coleslaw salad and satisfy your sweet tooth with chocolate brownies and date and cocoa energy balls. Fast food to cater for the growing numbers of vegan food fans.
 
 
 

Centre Point

Opened mid 2017

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

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

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Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partners
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, you could always find your way out thanks to this grade II listed, 34-storey skyscraper. B uilt in 1966 and designed by Richard Seifert , it has been extensively modernised 50 years after it was built, and reopens in 2017 to reveal 82 apartments with interiors designed by Conran & Partners. All have access to the 30 metre pool, spa, gym, lounge, meeting room and screening room as well as views over the Shard. As part of the upgrade, a pedestrianised square, lined with cafes, shops and restaurants, occupies what was previously a fume-filled traffic gyratory system at the base of the building. And, from 2018, the square will lead directly to the Tottenham Court Road Crossrail station.
 
 
 

Dean & Deluca

Opened June 2017

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

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

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

The Wigmore

Opened summer 2017

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

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

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Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partners
Building on the history of the British tavern, The Wigmore is an elegant pub from the team at The Langham hotel next door. The former banking hall has been transformed into a luxurious drinking den with a design by Martin Brudnizki, drinks from the team at Artesian and food overseen by Michel Roux Jr. Here you get great wines on tap, cask ales and craft beers, including The Wigmore's very own house Saison brewed in partnership with Bermondsey's Brew By Numbers, together with cups of punch, house 'hoptails' and a selection of classic mixed drinks. On the menu are hearty British dishes that include a raised veal and ham pie, devilled lamb's kidneys and paprika-glazed short rib with bone marrow crumb.
 
 
 

Tibits Bankside

Opened 28th June 2017

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

Tibits Bankside, 124 Southwark Street, London, SE1 OSW

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

Radio Alice Pizzeria Clapham

Opened 26th June 2017

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

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

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Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partners
Building on the success of their Hoxton pizzeria, brothers Matteo and Salvatore Aloe bring a second branch of Radio Alice to London. As well as light dough pizzas, part of the charm of their east London restaurant is the building and the use of its original features - it used to be a school - so it's reassuring to know the second venue, opposite the Clapham Picture House, follows suit and retains much of the building's existing design. Distressed walls clad with sheet metal and white tiles are offset by electric hues while salvaged furniture from Bologna means there's an eclectic mix of leather banquettes and reclaimed school-chairs. The pizzas are particularly good. That's down to the sourdough base, made with organic flour, fermented for 24 hours, then topped with seasonal ingredients from the classic tomato and basil through to the more adventurous 'speck, gorgonzola, fiordilatte, walnuts and honey' and 'prosciutto di Parma, organic burrata, and orange infused oil'. A selection of piccoli includes anchovies and Mortadella from Bologna and desserts like lemon and mint sorbet complete the picture.
 
 
 

Nine Lives

Opened 24th June 2017

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

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom Soden
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian basement close to London Bridge, Nine Lives mixes hanging plants and woven lamp shades with marbled fascias and copper bar surfaces. They even have a shuffleboard in the games room for those nights when cocktails alone aren't enough. The bar menu is categorised by Shorts, Talls, Tarts, Lowriders and Loops - drinks where the team have reused key ingredients and given them a new lease of life. Sip while listening to an eclectic soundtrack of fine tunes fit for weekday cocktails and weekend parties.
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London

Opened 20th June 2017

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

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

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Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom Soden
Master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa's first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch, is a striking building with staggered with terraces based on designs originally proposed by Ron Arad. The hotel houses 143 rooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise that there's a statement Nobu restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space with room for 240. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies the rooms, designed by Studio Mica, feature concrete walls and murals by local artists. Standard rooms have a mini dining area with ottomans and floor-to-ceiling windows while suites have luxuries like freestanding bathtubs, huge skylights, balconies with views over the garden below and spacious lounge and dining areas. The five storey building includes its own landscaped garden, the courtyard creating an ideal spot for al-fresco dining in the warmer months.
 
 
 

Granger & Co Chelsea

Opened 19th June 2017

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

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

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Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
Sydney-based TV chef Bill Granger, dubbed the Australian Jamie Oliver, launched his first Granger & Co in Notting Hill in 2011 and, due to its popularity, he has since gone on to open multiple London branches, including this 150-cover Chelsea branch. Best known for its sunny breakfasts and brunches, the Granger & Co menu is a mix of almond milk chia seed pots with berries, pomegranate and coconut yoghurt for breakfast and zingy salads like raw tuna and avocado poke with brown rice, cherry tomatoes, samphire and sesame; or beef shin mole, cauliflower rice, avocado, coriander & tomatillo salsa for lunch. At dinner expect a shrimp burger, jalapeno mayo, shaved radish salad, sesame gochujang as well as sticky chilli pork belly with roast peanuts, lime and coconut dressing.
 
 
 

Smoke & Salt

Opened beginning of June 2017

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

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

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

Made of Dough

Opened 9th June 2017

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

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

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
London pizza pros Made of Dough, who have sold 100,000 pizzas at pop-ups and festivals, sets up their first ever permanent site on Bellenden Road in Peckham after a stint in a shipping container in Brixton. A buzzing neighbourhood hang-out, the Peckham pizzeria tops its award-winning lean dough pizzas with choices of Brindisa chorizo and Merguez - the result of a collaboration with local butcher Flock & Herd. Seasonal sides, gelato milkshakes and lemon bellinis are supplemented with monthly music and wine nights at the 50-seat pizzeria where you can watch your food being cooked in the open wood fire oven. Expect fun times from these festival favourites.
 
 
 

Mei Ume

Opened 9th June 2017

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

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

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
With a name inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom, it's befitting that Mei Ume is beautifully decorated with a hand-embroidered silk screen featuring the delicate pink flowers. One of two restaurants within the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, Mei Ume joins La Dame de Pic at the luxury hotel in Clerkenwell, along with the Rotunda Bar and Lounge. Whole Peking duck is one of the standout dishes at the Asian restaurant run by head chef Tony Truong, formerly of Royal China. Sushi and dim sum are also specialities thanks to the talents of chef Mun Seok Choi, who previously worked at Sake no Hana, and Liang Kian Cheng, who joined from Yauatcha. Particularly good is the finest Wagyu beef sourced from Kagoshima and served with a choice of Japanese spicy BBQ or sake butter sauce.
 
 
 

Sibarita

Opened 9th June 2017

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

Sibarita, 7 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NA

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
Casual and affordable, the 26 cover Sibarita at 7 Maiden Lane in Covent Garden offers good quality cheese and an all-Spanish wine list. Meaning sybarite or epicure in Spanish, Sibarita makes the most of Krisztian Palinkas' talents. The head chef has worked alongside owner Victor Garvey and toured Barcelona and Catalunya for inspiration for the dishes he cooks here. Welcoming both bookings and walk-ins, Sibarita is the kind of place you can drop into or while away the time waiting for a table to become available at busy sister restaurant Encant, just around the corner.
 
 
 

The Ivy City Garden

Opened 7th June 2017

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

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

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
The Ivy Collection's first site in the City, The Ivy City Garden , makes the most of its location neighbouring the Church of St. Botolph and within the historic Bishopsgate Gardens. Through the restaurant's floor-to-ceiling glass windows and bi-folding doors you can reach a hidden garden with seating for 100. This beautiful green oasis even has its own bar and a retractable roof - so the garden space can be used all year round. The private dining room, which can seat up to 30 guests, overlooks the elegant garden and is ideal for celebrating a birthday or hosting a stylish working lunch. Notable features in the restaurant proper include an onyx bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles, polished parquet panel flooring and a mix of burnt orange and leather banquettes and midnight blue bar stools, all creating a stylish, laid-back space for all-day dining.
 
 
 

Neo Bistro

Opened 6th June 2017

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

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

Tube: Bond Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina Tinslay
Alex Harper, former head chef of the Harwood Arms, returns to the kitchen in June 2017 to open Neo Bistro in Mayfair. Inspired by the new style bistros of Paris, where classically trained chefs have moved away from fine dining, the atmosphere here is more relaxed than you'd expect from a Michelin starred chef in Mayfair. Guided by his former colleague and chef-patron of Anglo, Mark Jarvis, Alex has put together a concise but constantly evolving menu of daily specials chalked up on the blackboard. Dishes include cured Tamworth pork, venison chorizo and fresh cheese with smoked potato, grilled leeks, and walnut pesto. More substantial plates of roast sea bass with mousserons, English asparagus and thyme are followed by desserts of chocolate tart and strawberries with lemon verbena. Overlooked by a large skylight in the vaulted ceiling, counter style seats on butchers block stools are kept free for walk-in guests.
 
 
 
 

Senor Ceviche Charlotte Street

Opened 1st June 2017

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

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

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
After bringing a taste of Peru to Carnaby, Senor Ceviche opened in Fitzrovia in 2017. The lively Peruvian restaurant brings with it all the favourites of the original, including several ceviche flavours and BBQ dishes, as well as some new plates, an exclusive brunch offering and an underground pisco bar. Further to distinctive national dishes, the restaurant will also explore the Japanese and Chinese influences on Peruvian cuisine. Options include BBQ scallops with aji Amarillo and pisco butter; yellowfin tuna with yuzu tigers milk, wasabi and miso; and slow-cooked short rib and aji panca and pickled garlic anticucho sauce. The intimate basement cocktail bar, meanwhile, will showcase the Peruvian spirit of pisco by serving the iconic pisco sour alongside cocktails made with lime, Thai basil, jasmine and plum sake.
 
 
 

The Nursery Theatre

Opened 1st June 2017

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

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

Tube: Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building in the Liverpool Street area of the City. As well as o ne off specials and resident nights the theatre hosts a diverse range of shows from the London improv community and beyond. Go to a show and you'll discover the different improv styles from theatre to comedy. There are performance opportunities for volunteers, students and supporters as well as jam nights and headline prime time shows. Welcoming and inclusive, this is a performance space for all improvisers and gives audiences a chance to see some thoroughly entertaining improv shows.
 
 
 

The Vincent

Opened May 2017

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

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

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
After transforming The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road from boarded-up pub into an East End institution, the team have now set their sights on The Vincent, just up the road on Hackney Downs. Making the most of the building's double height glass windows and pillars, the space is filled with greenery, tile-topped tables and booth seating. During the warmer months, seating spills out onto a large terrace with room for 50. Morning pastries are followed by an all-day menu of homemade salads with rice and grains as well as smoked hoisin crispy duck with peach and pomegranate, to takeaway or have in the restaurant. Fried chicken with aioli and the classic cheeseburger are also on the menu. Behind the bar are brews on tap from Hackney neighbours Five Points and Pressure Drop. Home-infused herb and fruit syrups help make the cocktails zing and a concise wine list has been carefully curated by one of the three co-founders, Richard Temple.
 
 
 

XU

Opened 31st May 2017

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

XU, 30 Rupert Street, London, W1D 1DL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
Stepping into XU , pronounced 'Shu', takes you on a journey into Taiwanese culture and cuisine. Named after co-founder Erchen Chang's late grandfather, the Rupert Street restaurant is the next venture from the team behind steamed bun specialists BAO. Everything from its food, cocktails and tea to its interiors - reminiscent of the luxury dining rooms of 1930s Taipei - transports diners to Taiwan, from the mountainous regions of the island to the busy streets of the capital city, Taipei. Interiors incorporate warm rich wood panelling, ceiling fans, chandeliers, hand painted murals and there's an emerald lacquered tea kiosk to greet you. A marble bar with pink leather seats is at the heart of the bustling dining room while two Mahjong Rooms on the ground floor seat up to four guests for more private dining.
 
 
 

parlez

Opened end of May 2017

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

parlez, 16 Coulgate Street, London, SE4 2RW

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
A neighbourhood restaurant for Brockley with locals at its heart parlez can be summed up in three words: seasonal, affordable, inclusive. The restaurant, a year in the making, has been brought about by two friends, Matt, who runs The White Horse pub in Brixton and Louis who looks after artist development for Brixton broadcaster Reprezent. Music and art are just as carefully considered as the food which includes the full English for breakfast, open pastrami sourdough sandwiches for lunch and slow cooked pork belly in the evenings. Curated playlists complement the food while art from tastemakers like Keith Haring and Stones Throw Records adorn the walls. Together they make parlez a restaurant that reflects the spirit of Brockley.
 
 
 
 

Pergola Paddington Central

Opened 24th May 2017

Pergola Paddington Central Opened 24th May 2017 Following its first summer, when the new Pergola in Paddington proved to be a big hit, Pergola Paddington Central is back for winter. Fully covered and fully winter-proofed, the food court for 850 comes equipped with snug blankets and heating and furnished with dark woods and winter greenery. Joining favourites Patty & Bun and DF Mexico Pizza are champions Made of Dough, ramen masters Tonkotsu. and a modern take on bagels from Little Ghost Bagels. Guests will be able to take their pick from bespoke menus before taking a seat at one of the long, communal tables or giant day beds. On the top deck, through a new clear roof, you can enjoy stargazing with your street food - perfect for those long winter nights. 2017/05/24 Where:
Pergola Paddington Central, 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central London, W2 6PY
Category: British Cuisine

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

Tube: Paddington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffen
Following its first summer, when the new Pergola in Paddington proved to be a big hit, Pergola Paddington Central is back for winter. Fully covered and fully winter-proofed, the food court for 850 comes equipped with snug blankets and heating and furnished with dark woods and winter greenery. Joining favourites Patty & Bun and DF Mexico Pizza are champions Made of Dough, ramen masters Tonkotsu. and a modern take on bagels from Little Ghost Bagels. Guests will be able to take their pick from bespoke menus before taking a seat at one of the long, communal tables or giant day beds. On the top deck, through a new clear roof, you can enjoy stargazing with your street food - perfect for those long winter nights.
 
 
 

Garden Museum

Opened 22nd May 2017

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

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

Tube: Lambeth North Station

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

Floating Pocket Park

Opened May 2017

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

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

Tube: Edgware Road Station, Paddington Station

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

Prince of Peckham

Opened 18th May 2017

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

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

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European Land
Serving wholesome Caribbean food from Street Feast regulars White Men Can't Jerk along with beer and rum cocktails in a good old fashioned pub setting. Prince of Peckham is a proper local pub set up by a local - the pub's founder, Clement Ogbonnaya, used to go to school just down the road. Regular events and the music mix celebrate the roots and culture of the area. London-born Siobhan Bell may be spinning a set of nostalgic R&B remixes one weekend while Peckham's own Dear Earth and Sam Lloyd go back to back for an all night session the next. Settle in on a Saturday for bottomless brunch or a jerk-inspired roast on Sundays.
 
 
 

Pique-Nique

Opened 16th May 2017

Pique-Nique Opened 16th May 2017 The main draw at Pique-Nique , a Bermondsey restaurant full of French bistro classics , is the rotisserie. At this 40-seat restaurant from the owner of Casse-Croûte just across the road you'll find lots of meaty dishes and juicy, crisp-skinned birds, including Poulet de Bresse, a French breed of chicken raised in the Bresse region of France. Found in a renovated building on Tanner Street, the restaurant has an all-day cafe vibe – a relaxed and informal space for all-day dining. 2017/05/16 Where:
Pique-Nique, Tanner Street Park London, SE1 3LD
Category: French Cuisine

Pique-Nique, Tanner Street Park, London, SE1 3LD

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
The main draw at Pique-Nique , a Bermondsey restaurant full of French bistro classics , is the rotisserie. At this 40-seat restaurant from the owner of Casse-Croûte just across the road you'll find lots of meaty dishes and juicy, crisp-skinned birds, including Poulet de Bresse, a French breed of chicken raised in the Bresse region of France. Found in a renovated building on Tanner Street, the restaurant has an all-day cafe vibe – a relaxed and informal space for all-day dining.
 
 
 
 

Dinings SW3

Opened May 2017

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

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

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

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

Henrietta Hotel

Opened May 2017

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

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

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

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

The Clifton

Opened 15th May 2017

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

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

Tube: Kilburn Park Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly Hancock
Ben and Ed Robson take The Clifton, an historic tavern in St John's Wood where King Edward VII used to take his mistress Lillie Langtry for secret trysts, and transform it into a contemporary pub. The brothers, who set up The Horseshoe in Hampstead and ran Boopshi's schnitzel and prosecco bar in Fitzrovia (where Bao Fitzrovia now is), have restored this much loved pub which stood empty for four years. Head chef Karl Calvert (Providores, Beef & Brew and Caravan) brings globally-inspired dishes and punchy flavours to a menu that's split into two sections: smaller 'Drinking House' plates and main course 'Eating House' options. Expect sweet corn jalapeno fritters for brunch and mutton rendang croquettes to go with your craft beer. The atmosphere is casual with interiors designed by Red Deer (Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings and No. 197 Chiswick Fire Station). The open, light space (which has room to seat 65) is filled with cosy Chesterfields, slouchy armchairs and there's room outside for 25.
 
 
 

Trawler Trash

Opened May 2017

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

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

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly Hancock
At 205 Upper Street, where fish and chips has been served for over 50 years, Trawler Trash is re-invigorating the great British tradition with a menu devised around the 'trash' - or less well known fish - of the trawler men. They use the treasures of the sea - pilchards, coley, sprat, grey mullet and crayfish - that often get disregarded to make spiced curries and seafood pastas as well as traditional British fish dishes. Beetroot cured ling served on rye toast with pickled beetroot, grey mullet escadeche with carrots, and kipper carbonara with peas and rocket are just three of the choices you may be given, depending on the catch of the day. The 50 cover restaurant with theatre kitchen is from Fork and Blade, the people behind The Black Penny in Covent Garden and Firedog in Fitzrovia, so you can expect white-washed walls, abstract art, exposed brickwork, marble, polished concrete and a cocktail bar at the back.
 
 
 

London Flower School

Opened 9th May 2017

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

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

Tube: King's Cross Station

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

Madame D

Opened 9th May 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet Baweja
Following the success of Gunpowder , Harneet and Devina Baweja open a second London restaurant, Madame D, serving Himalayan cooking in a small, 25-cover dining den in Spitalfields. From the second floor of No.76, overlooking Commercial Street, they offer home style Indian kitchen, drawing on the flavours of India, Nepal, Tibet and China. A short menu of sharing dishes includes gold coin dumplings, pan-fried Tibetan duck momo , garlic coriander steamed chicken, and prawn on toast. Marked only by deep red awnings overhanging the windows, Madame D's echoes the ramshackle back-rooms that once littered the Commercial Street rag route. Inside, smokey candlelight, distressed walls and long wooden benches set the tone for communal feasting.
 
 
 

Westerns Laundry

Opened 9th May 2017

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

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

Tube: Holloway Road Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Following the success of Primeur , which got a Bib Gourmand in 2017, Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell open their second restaurant in Lower Holloway. Fish restaurant Westerns Laundry is housed in the last remaining part of a 1950's building and keeps both the industrial feel and name of its former occupant. The menu focuses on seafood and dishes made with produce sourced from the British Isles. A chalk board shows the daily changing menu. As well as sea bass with seaweed tartare and raw scallops you get meatier choices of pork loin and beef rump followed by green apple sorbet for dessert. Tucked away across a forecourt planted birch trees, the restaurant has floor to ceiling doors, pulled open in warmer months.
 
 
 

CLAW

Opened 8th May 2017

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

CLAW, Finsbury Avenue Square, London, EC2M 2PG

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Serving delicious British seafood, sourced from traceable and sustainable sources in Salcombe, Devon, CLAW is one of three food outlets to set up home in shipping containers in Finsbury Avenue Square. Claw previously popped-up at The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho and from summer 2017 it sets up a more permanent home in the City, remaining here in Broadgate until the end of 2018. With the focus very much on sustainable seafood the menu features poke salad and crab and lobster rolls. Along with neighbouring food outlets - Italian joint WOLF II and egg-enthusiasts Yolk - CLAW shakes up the lunchtime food options in this pedestrianised part of Broadgate.
 
 
 

Tea Room

Opened 8th May 2017

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

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

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Nestled below Bun House - a steamed bun cafe on the corner of Greek Street and Old Compton Street - Tea Room is a Soho speakeasy that pays homage to the food and culture of down town Hong Kong. Take the spiralling green staircase down and you'll find rattan, brass and exposed brick, neon fixtures and dark wooden booths - as befits a late-night Soho hangout. Food features forgotten favourites of Cantonese cuisine. Choose from snacks, skewers and larger plates - all designed to enhance the drinking experience. There are 21 signature cocktails to sample, all made with exotic Chinese spirits, as well as craft beer from Hong Kong, Taiwanese whiskies and Baijiu (China's national drink) by the bottle.
 
 
 

WOLF II

Opened 8th May 2017

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

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

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
After 10 months at WOLF in Stoke Newington, chef Mattia Antonioni heads up WOLF II , bringing the Italian piazza to the City. A small site with just 12 seats inside, WOLF II may have a similar feel, mixing plants with minimal design pieces, but this time it's housed in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square, by Liverpool Street. Breakfast starts the day with a superfood pot with poached egg or the 'porko dio': a free-range pork sausage in a homemade pastry. For those times you can linger and enjoy the 'Finsbury Piazza', try the wild boar waffle filled with tender wild boar and gooey fontina cheese, served with their special Ammazza sauce. At lunchtime WOLF II becomes a pasta bar serving freshly made linguine or wild boar Parpadelle. After work keep the WOLF from the door with Italian tapas - a platter of Fritto Misto or a baked Fontina cheese - and cocktails.
 
 
 
 

Yolk

Opened 8th May 2017

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

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

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Yolk started as a longing for the perfect Eggs Benedict. Now the pop up has gone permanent with a home, until the end of 2018 at least, in a shipping container in Finsbury Avenue Square in the City. One of three shipping containers hosting three on-trend food outlets, Yolk can be found alongside neighbours Wolf, selling authentic Italian food, and sustainable seafood restaurant, CLAW. What sets Yolk apart is the focus on perfectly-poached egg pots, generous sandwiches and speciality Black Box coffee. Opt for the Parmigiana toastie and you'll get aubergine, creme fraiche and roast tomato jam sandwiched between sourdough slices and oozing with mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar cheese.
 
 
 

Duck & Waffle Local

Opened May 2017

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

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

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The team behind the award-winning Duck & Waffle have now opened Duck & Waffle Local, offering a more casual dining experience than the iconic sky-high original. Located in the re-developed St James's Market, the restaurant puts an emphasis on local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, serving up dishes at a speedier and more wallet-friendly price point than its parent brand. Chef Director Dan Doherty has created a menu centred around the unsung hero of poultry: the duck. Diners can feast on dishes such as The Duck Burger, with crispy duck leg; a Duck Jam Doughnut, putting a new twist on sweet-meets-savoury; and the original and much-loved Duck & Waffle, bringing together a duck leg, potato waffle, fried egg and maple syrup. Further signature Duck & Waffle dishes will also feature on the menu, including the BBQ Spiced and Seasoned Crackling Pigs Ears and the Full Elvis, a peanut butter and jelly buttered waffle with vanilla cream, peanut brittle, fresh berries and caramelised banana.
 
 
 

Sisu

Opened 4th May 2017

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

Sisu, 535 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QW

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
A rooftop where you can get Negronis on tap in Scandinavian-inspired surrounds, Sisu takes over the fourth floor spot overlooking Oxford Street where Notch popped up last year. Perched on top of the London Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, this lofty bar has a bespoke, coin-operated cocktail tap so you can put in tokens and dispense your own Negronis and Old Fashioneds. Camden Town Brewery beers, Caple Rd cider, wine and cocktails in jars add to the drinks list while the international street food menu offers miso aubergine tacos, fried chicken waffles and crispy squid. Designers DENLDN have created a Scandi look using log tables, heated concrete seats, ercol chairs and leafy plants. This year, for the first time, you can book for groups of six and t he RetrEat, a semi-private area for groups of 10 or more, can also be reserved as a private venue for 40.
 
 
 

Tamarind Kitchen

Opened 4th April 2017

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

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

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
A spin off of the Michelin starred Tamarind of Mayfair , one of the first Indian restaurants in the world to be awarded that honour, Tamarind Kitchen brings the same dining experience to Soho, in a less formal setting. The menu here has been designed by Peter Joseph, head chef at the original Tamarind, with traditional Moghul cuisine centre-stage and with all the classic tandoor favourites - fish, meat and game - cooked in an authentic Tandoor oven. Interiors, inspired by the palatial architecture of Northern India , are by Russell Sage Studio; "quiet elegance" best describes the overall ambiance.
 
 
 

Lupins

Opened 2nd May 2017

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

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

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Named after the English garden flower, Lupins is a fusion of British and global flavours best summed up as 'sunshine food'. Small plates of polenta crusted anchovies with wild garlic and onion salad, sea trout, cucumber and seaweed butter, and spiced beef short rib with purple sprouting broccoli make the most of seasonal British ingredients. The restaurant in a railway arch in Flat Iron Square joins an exciting foodie hub - along with Bar Douro and Where the Pancakes Are - occupying seven arches in London Bridge. Created by pop-up restaurant and catering company 'The Cooking Collective', aka Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke, Lupins is a beautiful place to eat with dusky pinks, sage greens and mustard yellows set off against rustic exposed brickwork and light wood panelling.
 
 
 
 

The Ned

Opened 2nd May 2017

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

The Ned, 27 Poultry, London, EC2R 8AJ

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

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The Grade I listed former Midland Bank headquarters in the City of London, originally designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, becomes a new flagship 5-star hotel from the Soho House group in 2017. The Ned hotel gets its name from the eminent architect who designed the building - Ned was Sir Edwin's nickname - and has been redesigned using the faded glamour of a 1930s transatlantic ocean liner as inspiration. Making the most of its historic features, the Portland stone facades will be sympathetically restored and the banking hall's 92 green verdite marble columns and walnut panelling preserved. It's here you'll find seven of the bars and restaurants including an American cafe, a New-York-style deli, Parisian cafe, Grill Room and a branch of Cecconi's, the Soho House favourite. Former directors' and managers' offices on the upper floors, all designed by Lutyens, become 252 suites, restaurants and a rooftop bar with landscaped terraces, health spa and gym. The vast Ned hotel also includes event spaces and a private members' club featuring a rooftop space with swimming pool and an underground bar in what used to be the safety deposit vault underneath the great banking hall.
 
 
 

Dokke

Opened 1st May 2017

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

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

Tube: Tower Hill Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Occupying a prime spot overlooking St Katharine Docks, Dokke, named after the medieval word for docking a boat, is Neil Wager's high-end cafe by day, chic restaurant by night. With 27 years of experience cooking in some of the world's best hotels and restaurants, from Quaglino's in London to luxury resorts in the Seychelles, the chef brings his global culinary experience to London. Cooking in a clean, healthy style using flavours from around the world, dishes include Khmer style rice porridge, served from early morning until 2pm, and pork belly with c hocolate miso, kohlrabi and smoked apple later in the evening. Mid century furniture, polished concrete tops, walnut flooring, copper, leather and teal give the space warmth and sophistication. The addition of an open kitchen island puts up few boundaries between the chefs and guests.
 
 
 

Melrose Diner

Opened April 2017

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

Melrose Diner, 481 Road, London, TW7 4BX

Tube: Osterley Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Americana diner classics with a twist - think lobster and prawn donuts - are served with American style hospitality at Melrose Diner, the first independent project by Alex Winchester, previously operations director at Village London, owners of Riding House Cafe. At Melrose Diner Alex has put the Allotment Burger (featuring 10 vegetables), the Arizona Dog, Apple Slaw, and a Cobb and Super Food Salad on the menu. Brunches include vanilla pancakes and French toast fingers and there are daily changing specials displayed on blackboards. Located in the middle of a parade of shops and restaurants in Isleworth, the street level space uses simple finishes, concrete, copper, recycled timber, leather and pineapple wallpaper to create a comfortable 40-cover dining area with a counter bar for six.
 
 
 

Arthur Hooper's

Opened late April 2017

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

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

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Overlooking London's historic Borough Market, Arthur Hooper's restaurant serves guests small European plates and sharing platters, including food sourced from local suppliers like Neal's Yard, together with a curated wine list. The rough jewel box interior has been exclusively handcrafted and designed by interior fashion label and Borough neighbour BUSTER + PUNCH. Designed as a contemporary homage to Victorian steel structures, cobbled pavements and decaying wooden stalls, the interior has been crafted with steel caged light fittings, custom hexagonal concrete flooring and tailored rare wood cabinetry.
 
 
 

Clarette

Opened 18th April 2017

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

Clarette, 44 Blandford Street, London, W1U 7HS

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The heiress of the renowned Chateau Margaux wine estate is behind this three floor wine bar in Marylebone. Behind a mock-Tudor front, this former pub on the corner of Manchester and Blandford Street has been split into four areas. On the ground floor, there's a buzzing bar and large communal table, designed for casual drinking, while the second floor has a cosier feel with seating around the fireplace. Added to these are an outdoor terrace and a private dining room. A short menu of simple sharing plates is designed to compliment the predominantly French wine list which is supplemented with other wines from around the world, so there should be something to keep everyone in vino.
 
 
 
 

Monty's Deli

Opened 25th April 2017

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

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

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Every night of the week at Monty's Deli you can chow down on a Shabbat dinner. Chopped liver and house-baked challah, a serving bowl of chicken soup to share, Chinese restaurant style, then roast chicken and sides, with lokshen pudding for dessert. On weekends, brunch includes an extended breakfast and lunch menu, with an XL latke, topped with tender salt beef and a fried egg, along with Prosecco and jugs of Bloody Marys. It's the type of food co-founder Mark Ogus grew up with - eating at the Jewish delis of America; Katz's in New York and Langer's in LA. Together with fellow founder Owen Barratt they make everything - bagels, mustard, pickles and ferments as well as cured meats - on site from closely guarded recipes. Come for comforting chicken soup and sandwiches packed with salt beef and pastrami.
 
 
 

Dirty Bones Soho

Opened 24th April 2017

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

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

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Dirty Bones comes to Soho in 2017, serving up New York-inspired comfort food and cocktails in industrial Brooklyn and Williamsburg inspired surroundings. The brand's fourth location, it showcases the same creative classics and boozy brunch dishes as the restaurants found in Kensington, Carnaby and Shoreditch as well a selection of signature dishes created especially for this outlet. Feast on pulled beef short rib, mac 'n' cheese, hot wings, and spicy chicken while enjoying a soundtrack of carefully curated old-school hip-hop, funk and soul.
 
 
 

Saucy Chip

Opened 24th April 2017

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

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

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
From festivals to Fitzrovia, the gourmet chippie Saucy Chip has found a permanent home at Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen . They've spent three years at the country's biggest music festivals, trading out of their red, white and blue Citroen H truck but from April 2017 they're laying down roots in the city. You don't need a muddy field to appreciate their 'Rock and Roll Chips' smothered in 24 hour steeped beef gravy and topped with oozing melted Red Leicester and Cheddar cheese. With ingredients from trusted suppliers like Flock and Herd and The Butchers Block, you can be sure the meat is free range and the chips are gourmet. Delicious new additions include the 'Fabulous fish balls' - a British homage to the Spanish croquetas - they'll happily add homemade curry sauce to your chips and they've got 'Death by Chocolate' served with a stick of TWIX for pudding.
 
 
 

Machiya

Opened 18th April 2017

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

Machiya, 5 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

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

Novotel London Canary Wharf

Opened 19th April 2017

Novotel London Canary Wharf Opened 19th April 2017 The flagship Novotel in Canary Wharf, standing at 127 metres and 39 storeys high, is one of the tallest buildings in the area, with 360 degree views of London taking in sights like The Shard, the Olympic Park and Greenwich Park. Those views are especially good from the top floor at the ultra-modern Bokan restaurant, bar and roof terrace. Above, beehives - the highest in the UK? - occupy the 39th floor and produce honey for guests. Below, on the ground floor, coffee shop Canary Coffee serves the local working population as much as hotel guests occupying the hotel's 313 rooms. These include 26 individually-designed suites and there are nine meeting rooms, all of which have been designed around the commodities brought in from the Canary Islands. The hotel has all the extras you could want including a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and sauna on the lower ground floor and free Wi-Fi throughout while guest-focused check-in is done via an iPad with no reception desk in sight. 2017/04/19 Where:
Novotel London Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Street, Isle of Dogs London, E14 9TP
Category: New Hotels

Novotel London Canary Wharf, 40 Marsh Street, Isle of Dogs, London, E14 9TP

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
The flagship Novotel in Canary Wharf, standing at 127 metres and 39 storeys high, is one of the tallest buildings in the area, with 360 degree views of London taking in sights like The Shard, the Olympic Park and Greenwich Park. Those views are especially good from the top floor at the ultra-modern Bokan restaurant, bar and roof terrace. Above, beehives - the highest in the UK? - occupy the 39th floor and produce honey for guests. Below, on the ground floor, coffee shop Canary Coffee serves the local working population as much as hotel guests occupying the hotel's 313 rooms. These include 26 individually-designed suites and there are nine meeting rooms, all of which have been designed around the commodities brought in from the Canary Islands. The hotel has all the extras you could want including a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool and sauna on the lower ground floor and free Wi-Fi throughout while guest-focused check-in is done via an iPad with no reception desk in sight.
 
 
 
 

The Ivy Cafe, Richmond

Opened 19th April 2017

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

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

Tube: Richmond Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Part of The Ivy Collection, with sister sites in Marylebone, Wimbledon Village and St John's Wood, The Ivy Cafe, Richmond is an all-day British cafe-brasserie with a menu of modern British and international Ivy-inspired classics. Set in a tranquil riverside location and walking distance from Richmond Park, the restaurant's interior includes bespoke artwork, created by Adam Ellis and inspired by the natural landscapes of Richmond. The Arancia Onyx bar, pendant lighting, antique bronze mirrors, marble floor tiles and a mixture of burnt orange leather banquettes and bar stools all create a stylish, yet laid-back atmosphere. Food is served from dawn until dusk, seven days a week, and the restaurant also has a private dining room, named the Isabella Room, with beautiful views towards Richmond Hill.
 
 
 

Comptoir Cafe & Wine

Opened April 2017

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

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

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Restaurateur and master sommelier Xavier Rousset, who has already proved successful with Blandford Comptoir in Marylebone and the City's Cabotte, is behind Comptoir Cafe & Wine in Mayfair, a smart yet informal all-day cafe, bar and wine shop. And what a wine shop it is. Around 1,000 wines from all over the world, including up to 100 bins of Champagne, are available to buy at retail prices from the shop or you can enjoy a bottle when dining upstairs for a £10 corkage fee. Situated on Weighhouse Street, behind Bond Street Station where Crossrail's Elizabeth Line comes into central London, the 40-cover cafe and bar serves classic breakfast fare and viennoiserie in the morning, soups, salads and lighter dishes at lunch, and small plates of beef tartare, ceviche and seafood, lobster rolls and charcuterie in the evening. Head chef Ben Mellor, who devised the menu at Blandford Comptoir, also oversees the food here.
 
 
 

Quartieri

Opened April 2017

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

Quartieri, Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7HY

Tube: Kilburn Park Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Using a family recipe dating back to 1923 this Kilburn pizza restaurant comes from the guys who set up the famous Trianon Vomero pizzeria in Naples. At Quartieri you can see the pizzaiolos kneading, flipping and baking the pizzas, made using flour and grain milled in the traditional way, directly in front of you. The original Pizzeria Trianon Vomero in Naples is famous not just for the taste but also the size of the 'cartwheels' - and those giant pizzas, perfect for sharing, are transported to London too. To finish, a selection of sweet pizzas is on offer alongside artisan gelato from Gelupo in London and cheeses from Campania. Enjoy all this in the warm, bright dining room decorated with a live foliage wall and potted herbs, a palette of blues, reds and greens, plus brushed brass and geometric shapes which combine to create a contemporary take on 1960s Naples.
 
 
 

The Stoke House

Opened April 2017

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

The Stoke House, Nova Victoria, 81 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0AJ

Tube: St James's Park Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
A modern take on the great British carvery, brought to London by an Australian, The Stoke House combines top quality meat cuts with self-service. Will Ricker (of La Bodega Negra fame) brings his pocket-friendly concept to Victoria's foodie hub, the newly-built Nova development. Set in a contemporary bustling dining hall with craft beers, wines straight from the barrel and some great music to add to the mix, the Stokehouse is cool and casual. Service is of the do-it-yourself variety. Choose your meat at the counter and pay according to its weight. Specially selected cuts of beef, lamb, pork and whole chickens are cooked in the impressive wood fire smoker. Add a few sides and salads made from the restaurant's arresting 'living salad wall' and you have all the makings of the British carvery, dragged into the 21st century.

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

Firezza

Opened April 2017

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

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

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

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

Giant Robot

Opened 12th April 2017

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

Giant Robot, Crossrail Place, London, E14 5AR

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
From 12th April 2017, Giant Robot - described by its Street Feast owners as 'spaceship engine room meets art-deco cruise liner' - brings together four street food traders and two bars under one rooftop at London's biggest roof garden in E14. At the east end Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Giant Robot offers panoramic views of Canary Wharf as well as all-day dining and drinking. The indoor space, featuring a huge, wrap-around outdoor terrace, is o pen for lunch and dinner so you can leave your soggy sandwich in the office fridge and choose from four food outlets. Joining Little Jose - a tiny tapas bar from Jose Pizarro - are Yum Bun, BOB's Lobster and Thunderbird - the new one-stop chicken shop from wing kings BBQ Lab. At clocking off time the Island Bar is the place to go for after work cocktails, draught beers and craft cans.
 
 
 

Flight Club Bloomsbury

Opened 10th April 2017

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

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

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Flight Club set its sights on bringing darts out of dark, dingy pubs and into the 21st century and they've hit the bullseye with their stylish clubs. Following the success of their Shoreditch site, the masterminds behind the social darts revolution score a triple 20 with their second Flight Club in Bloomsbury. The bar is simply stunning with a large, ornate carousel themed bar centre stage. Food is of the gourmet sort - show-stopping pizza paddles and avocado on toast - and drinks including signature slushy cocktails, party shots and craft beers are served to you as you play. S et over two floors with nine oches (that's the throw line, for all you darts novices) and a capacity of 250, Flight Club Bloomsbury is perfect for a glamorous night out, birthday celebration and big office shindig - and they've got a private room to hire for those special occasions.
 
 
 

Darjeeling Express

Opened spring 2017

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

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

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
After running a number of popular residencies and pop-ups, Asma Khan presents a permanent restaurant in the foodie hub of Kingly Court. Open from spring 2017, Darjeeling Express will offer competition for the nearby Dishoom with large Indian sharing platters inspired by her family tradition of 'dawaats' (feasts). The menu will combine the culinary North Indian traditions from her father's side with her mother's Bengali heritage as well as dishes from the Nizam court in Hyderabad, creating a combination of dishes that introduces Londoners to authentic Indian home cooking.
 
 
 

Radici

Opened 6th April 2017

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

Radici, 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Celebrated chef Francesco Mazzei, chef patron of Sartoria in Mayfair, has teamed up with D&D London to create Radici, an authentic Italian trattoria in Islington. He has put Antonio Mazzone, his right-hand man for over decade, in charge of the day-to-day running of the restaurant. Radici, which translates as 'roots', sees the chef going back to his native Calabria. Everything from the menu to the laid-back, modern interiors reflects Francesco's Italian heritage. Favourite dishes from his homeland appear on the menu: umido di baccala (salt cod with potatoes, tomato sauce, onions, capers and black olives); ferrazzuoli (eggless pasta with southern Italian lamb, pork and beef ragu); and involtino di fegato (calf liver stuffed with pancetta, garlic and sage, served with smoked potato mash). Pizzas and bread are freshly baked in a traditional wood fired oven in the heart of the trattoria and, in true Italian style, Sundays are for family feasts.
 
 
 

Mercer & Co

Opened 3rd April 2017

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

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

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Serving salt beef and cocktails, Mercer & Co in Islington's Chapel Market is a lunch spot by day, cocktail and beer bar in the evening. The brainchild of Alex Foley, an Islington local for nearly twenty years who gave us the nearby The Chapel Bar, the independent cafe and bar offers mouth-watering salt beef made in-house from raw brisket-to-counter. The simple, contemporary interior has large wooden wicker lights hang over the tables and seats 20 inside. Sliding glass doors open onto an outside seating area for sixteen, creating an airy, open plan layout - perfect for warmer sunny days. In the basement is Kelder, a curatorial research space where various art projects are exhibited.
 
 
 
 

Apsley House

Opened 1st April 2017

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

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

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
Originally the London residence of the first Duke of Wellington, Apsley House was designed and built by Robert Adam between 1771 and 1778 and retains some of the finest Regency interiors around. The house formed the elegant backdrop to a host of glittering banquets which mirrored the rise in status of the Duke. Held in the opulent Waterloo Gallery, the feasts were a decadent and raucous annual celebration of the Duke's landmark victory at Waterloo. The Wellington family still reside in the property to this day making Apsley House the only property managed by English Heritage in which the original owners' family still live. The property is colloquially known as 'Number 1 London', because it was the first house encountered after passing the tollgates at the top of Knightsbridge. The Duke's former abode is today home to paintings by Velazquez, van Dyke and Rubens as well as an unrivalled silver and porcelain collection. You can combine your trip to Apsley House with a visit to Wellington Arch just across the road with a joint ticket for just a few pounds extra.
 
 
 

The Garage

Opened early April 2017

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

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

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim
This gritty music venue in Islington is everything a music venue should be, with a low ceiling, great sound system, about six inches separating the band from the mosh pit, and a music policy that takes in all the best established and up-and-coming bands in the country. Since it opened in 1993, The Garage has been a stopping off point for many bands including The Killers, Mumford & Sons and Suede. Other acts who have passed through these doors include Radiohead, Green Day, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Temples, Jagwar Ma, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Oasis, among others. In 2017 it was taken on by the same owners as Oslo in Hackney and got a refresh which included an all-day cafe and bar on the ground floor and Thousand Island, an intimate performance space upstairs, in addition to the main 600-capacity space for live concerts and club nights.
 
 
 

National Army Museum

Opened 30th March 2017

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

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

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul Raftery
More than 23 million pounds has been spent on re-development of the National Army Museum which reopens in 2017 to reveal a radical transformation. Over 2,500 objects are displayed in five permanent thematic galleries, laid out over four floors - Soldier, Army, Battle, Society and Insight. Added to these is a temporary exhibition space, a study centre, three-room learning centre, a cafe, shop as well as Play Base, where children aged zero to seven can learn through play. Through individual stories and artefacts visitors can explore the role of the British army for the past 400 years, including its experience of battle from the 1640s to the present day. A chance to see the cultural impact of the armed forces, the Society section shows how the army has influenced everything from toys (Action Man) to fashion (Burberry Trench Coat) and fiction (War Horse). A fascinating insight into the role the British Army plays in military and civilian life.
 
 
 

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

Opened 29th March 2017

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

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

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Veeno Kingston upon ThamesLeandro CarreiraBluebird ChelseaIndian Accent New YorkNight At The Bombay Roxy, Dishoom, Barkers Building, Kensington, Photo by Helen MaybanksJohnny Stephens PhotographySamyukta Nair and Rohit GhaiPark SuiteBea VoStevie ParleFerrero No ShareNicholas Hytner and Nick Starr. Photo Helen MaybanksSpiral ramp in a triple helix formation, encouraging interactions as workers pass between floors.Martha OrtizChris Whitney and Nud Dudhia, co-foundersThe Wulf BurgerPhoto: Simon KennedyChef and restauranteur Roaya SalehL-R: Chris Denney and Luca Longobardi. Photo: Jean CazalsThe RooftopKaram, Sunaina and Jyotin SethiPatricia Michelsonphoto by Tim GreenNicholas BalfeArtist's impression, Marble Arch Theatre. Photo: ImaginarClare SmythClerks working in the Return Letter Office, Mount Pleasant, 1934Irene Margariti, co-owner of SuvlakiTom SimmonsThe Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen co-founders Matt Lovell and Rob Hampton. Photo: Greg FunnellPhoto by Anton Rodriguez(L-R) Reuven Cohen, Yossi Edri, Amir Wayman - VBurger partnersNine Lives, founders Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom SodenBill Granger, photo: Petrina TinslayPhoto: DavidGriffenGarden Museum 2017, nave model, image: Forbes MassieImage (c) European LandBen and Ed Robson at The Clifton. Photo: Polly HancockWagner KreuschDevina and Harneet BawejaChef David Gingell (left) and manager Jeremie Cometto-LingenheimImage: courtesy of the National Army Museum. Photographer Paul Raftery
French chef Claude Bosi, famous for his restaurant Hibiscus, which closed in December 2016, takes over legendary South Kensington institution Bibendum from March 2017. Housed in the Michelin building in Brompton Cross, Bibendum becomes a temple to 'unashamedly fine dining' on the first floor with seafood restaurant and oyster bar below. The a la carte mixes new dishes alongside recognisable Hibiscus and Bibendum classics. Oyster omelette with watercress and Oscietra caviar and Galician beef filet a la Ficelle with smoked eels, beef jam and leaves are just two of the dishes you can expect. Adding their fragrant blooms to the grand entrance, Hackney florist Grace & Thorn welcomes guests coming in for a coffee and pastry, lunch with friends or Champagne and oysters after work.
 
 
 

Dandy

Opened 29th March 2017

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

Dandy, 20 Newington Green, London, N16 9PU

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station