What's New in London 2016

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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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Blanchette East

Opens August 2016

Blanchette East Opens August 2016 Blanchette East opens in August 2016. Bringing a piece of Parisian chic to Brick Lane, Blanchette Brick Lane builds on the success of its Soho original with a second restaurant, in east London. Decorated with antiques sourced from Parisian vintage markets by the Alary brothers, the 70-cover restaurant is divided into three main parts. A dining counter made from beautiful pale pink marble welcomes diners into the restaurant and the bright dining room beyond will feature rustic wooden tables and distressed walls and ceilings, offset by an array of fresh plants. In t he 'Cote d'Azur' private dining room a large mural replica of a Picasso sketch hangs in the space. As with Soho, the music - a mix of nu-disco, funk soul classics and new wave - is curated by Blanchette's very own Malik Alary, providing the perfect accompaniment to chef Tam's imaginative take on classic French dining. 2016/08/31 Where:
Blanchette East, 204 Brick Lane London, E1 6SA
Category: French Cuisine

Blanchette East, 204 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 

Blanchette East opens in August 2016.

Bringing a piece of Parisian chic to Brick Lane, Blanchette Brick Lane builds on the success of its Soho original with a second restaurant, in east London. Decorated with antiques sourced from Parisian vintage markets by the Alary brothers, the 70-cover restaurant is divided into three main parts. A dining counter made from beautiful pale pink marble welcomes diners into the restaurant and the bright dining room beyond will feature rustic wooden tables and distressed walls and ceilings, offset by an array of fresh plants. In t he 'Cote d'Azur' private dining room a large mural replica of a Picasso sketch hangs in the space. As with Soho, the music - a mix of nu-disco, funk soul classics and new wave - is curated by Blanchette's very own Malik Alary, providing the perfect accompaniment to chef Tam's imaginative take on classic French dining.
 
 
 

Cha Chaan Teng

Opens 31st August 2016

Cha Chaan Teng Opens 31st August 2016 Cha Chaan Teng opens on 31st August 2016 | During the soft launch, between 8th and 31st August, there's 50 per cent off food only through email bookings via 50@chachaantenguk.com. TV chef and creator of School of Wok, Jeremy Pang, brings a taste of Hong Kong to London with Cha Chaan Teng, a Chinese diner in Holborn. In homage to the cafe subculture which sprung up all over 1950s Hong Kong after the war, the menu takes traditional Chinese recipes and integrates them with Western ingredients. Options include crispy duck with French toast and orange maple, prawn toast gets pimped up with lobster and large groups can order family-style sharing plates such as chilli tiger prawns with lobster claws and whole crispy sea bream with sha cha sauce. But leave room for the hedgehog cinnamon doughnut bun with an oozing duck egg yolk centre, served with condensed milk dipping sauce for afters. The interior, by Shed Design, is inspired by the original no frills cha chaan teng cafes, but with an art deco slant mixing materials such as polished marble with utilitarian and functional formica. 2016/08/31 Where:
Cha Chaan Teng, 36-38 Kingsway London, WC2B 6EY
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Cha Chaan Teng, 36-38 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6EY

Tube: Holborn Station

 
 

Cha Chaan Teng opens on 31st August 2016 | During the soft launch, between 8th and 31st August, there's 50 per cent off food only through email bookings via 50@chachaantenguk.com.

TV chef and creator of School of Wok, Jeremy Pang, brings a taste of Hong Kong to London with Cha Chaan Teng, a Chinese diner in Holborn. In homage to the cafe subculture which sprung up all over 1950s Hong Kong after the war, the menu takes traditional Chinese recipes and integrates them with Western ingredients. Options include crispy duck with French toast and orange maple, prawn toast gets pimped up with lobster and large groups can order family-style sharing plates such as chilli tiger prawns with lobster claws and whole crispy sea bream with sha cha sauce. But leave room for the hedgehog cinnamon doughnut bun with an oozing duck egg yolk centre, served with condensed milk dipping sauce for afters. The interior, by Shed Design, is inspired by the original no frills cha chaan teng cafes, but with an art deco slant mixing materials such as polished marble with utilitarian and functional formica.
 
 
 

Savure

Opens summer 2016

Savure Opens summer 2016 Savure opens in summer 2016. For authentic Italian pasta, freshly prepared in front of you, head to Savure, the restaurant and shop which originated in Turin, Italy, before setting up a second branch in Shoreditch. Following the success of their Pastificio con Cucina shop in Turin, Savure repeats the formula here with over 200 different combinations to choose from. Using pasta recipes from across Italy, the extensive menu gives you the chance to create your own combination - guests can select any sauce with any pasta, choose the chickpea pasta with trionfo di verdure a sauce made with tomato, courgettes, potatoes, eggplants and pepper or the ragu di carne chianina a deliciously rich sauce made with chianina beef, tomato and red wine. Eat in at high top sharing tables, intimate booths or al fresco dining on the patio, or takeaway and have fresh pasta at home. Italian products displayed in white washed wooden cabinets and marble worktops laden with fresh pastas are very much the look. 2016/08/31 Where:
Savure, 20 Paul Street London, EC2A 4JU
Category: Italian Cuisine

Savure, 20 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 

Savure opens in summer 2016.

For authentic Italian pasta, freshly prepared in front of you, head to Savure, the restaurant and shop which originated in Turin, Italy, before setting up a second branch in Shoreditch. Following the success of their Pastificio con Cucina shop in Turin, Savure repeats the formula here with over 200 different combinations to choose from. Using pasta recipes from across Italy, the extensive menu gives you the chance to create your own combination - guests can select any sauce with any pasta, choose the chickpea pasta with trionfo di verdure a sauce made with tomato, courgettes, potatoes, eggplants and pepper or the ragu di carne chianina a deliciously rich sauce made with chianina beef, tomato and red wine. Eat in at high top sharing tables, intimate booths or al fresco dining on the patio, or takeaway and have fresh pasta at home. Italian products displayed in white washed wooden cabinets and marble worktops laden with fresh pastas are very much the look.
 
 
 

April's Cafe

Opens 1st September 2016

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

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

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius Kadunas

April's Cafe opens on Thursday 1st September 2016.

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

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Opens late summer/early autumn 2016

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

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

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe Cronut

Dominique Ansel Bakery opens in late summer, early autumn 2016.

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

Eneko At One Aldwych

Opens 1st September 2016

Eneko At One Aldwych Opens 1st September 2016 Eneko at One Aldwych officially launches on 1st September 2016 | Soft opening 1st to 31st August when there's 50 per cent off food. Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko At One Aldwych is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating. 2016/09/01 Where:
Eneko At One Aldwych, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych London, WC2B 4BZ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

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

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko Atxa

Eneko at One Aldwych officially launches on 1st September 2016 | Soft opening 1st to 31st August when there's 50 per cent off food.

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

Samarkand

Opens 3rd September 2016

Samarkand Opens 3rd September 2016 Samarkand opens in Fitzrovia on 3rd September 2016 | Soft launch offer of 50 per cent off food and drink from 12th August to 3rd September. A grand entrance welcomes you into the basement dining room of Samarkand, a Fitzrovia restaurant offering Uzbek cuisine evocative of the Silk Road. Open for lunch and dinner, Samarkand celebrates the melting pot of cultures in this corner of the east, offering traditional dishes with a contemporary touch. Dishes, all favourites which founder Sanjar Nabiev remembers from his childhood in Uzbekistan, recall traditional favourites like jizbiz (lamb chops with sauteed potatoes), fatinon (a flaky, buttery bread), somsa (pastry parcel filled with lamb or sweet potato), and the signature plov - a classic Uzbekistan dish of fried rice served with lamb and vegetables. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the mezzanine lounge bar and choose from the impressive selection of vodka which can be paired with dishes, sipped alone or with bar snacks of pickled vegetables and aubergine caviar. 2016/09/03 Where:
Samarkand, 33 Charlotte Street London, W1T 1RR
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Samarkand, 33 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 1RR

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko Atxa

Samarkand opens in Fitzrovia on 3rd September 2016 | Soft launch offer of 50 per cent off food and drink from 12th August to 3rd September.

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

VQ Notting Hill

Opens September 2016

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

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

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko Atxa

VQ Notting Hill opens at the beginning of September 2016.

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

Bar Douro

Opens September 2016

Bar Douro Opens September 2016 Bar Douro will open at Flat Iron Square in September 2016. Bringing the terra of Portugal to the arches of London Bridge at Flat Iron Square, Bar Douro is a lovely rustic restaurant from Max Graham, whose family's business Churchill's Port has been making wine in the Douro Valley for two centuries. Inspired by t he traditional cerveijarias and tascas of Lisbon and Porto, the menu includes small plates of croquettes de alheira (Portuguese smoked sausage), suckling pig, octopus with sweet potato and favas, cataplana fish stew and pork ribs with ruby port glaze. Desserts are things like Fondant 'baba de camelo', Abade de priscos pudding and Pastel de nata (custard tarts). The carefully curated Portuguese wine list features the produce of independent winemakers not previously available in the UK. Owner Max draws on his experience hosting pop ups and sold out supper clubs - at Pop Brixton and Carousel - as well as a three-month residency in Porto with head chef Tiago Santos. 2016/09/15 Where:
Bar Douro, Arch 35B Flat Iron Square, Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category: Central European Cuisine

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

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko Atxa

Bar Douro will open at Flat Iron Square in September 2016.

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

Flat Iron Square

Opens September 2016

Flat Iron Square Opens September 2016 Flat Iron Square opens in September 2016. The Flat Iron Square project is an exciting piece of town planning and urban renewal. This Bankside development has eight pop-up kitchen units at its heart, with restaurant consultant Jon Spiteri - a founding partner at St John who helped relaunch Quo Vadis in 2012 - curating the different food offerings. The triangular space at the junction of Union Street and Southwark Bridge Road is made up of six railway arches, two of which provide a permanent home for Bar Douro and Where The Pancakes Are. Linking Flat Iron Square to neighbouring railway arches is The Low Line - a London take on New York's High Line... but lower. The ground level path opens up the pedestrian walk way that runs along the base of the rail viaduct. Follow The Low Line and you'll reach Union Yard Arches, a new development by Network Rail and a hive of cultural activity. Here you'll find the Union Theatre, Spanish Theatre Company and Omeara, Ben Lovett's live music venue, as well as hip restaurants like Macellaio whose meat-filled window looks for all the world like a Damien Hirst art work. 2016/09/15 Where:
Flat Iron Square, 68 Union Street London, SE1 1TD
Category:

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

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko Atxa

Flat Iron Square opens in September 2016.

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

Margot

Opens September 2016

Margot Opens September 2016 Margot will open in September 2016. One of London's best loved Maitre d's Paulo de Tarso leaves his role at Bar Boulud at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park to open his own restaurant with fellow restaurateur Nicolas Jaouen, general manager of Mayfair's La Petite Maison. Their joint venture, the 100-cover Margot, is all about the rustic charm of Italian food and wine with an emphasis on excellent service - something de Tarso is well known for having worked at the top end of the industry for over 10 years working with Daniel Boulud, Corbin and King, and Caprice Holdings. De Tarso and Jaouen met while working together at Caprice Holdings' Mayfair restaurant Scott's. The pair were drawn to Covent Garden for the site of their first restaurant because of the area's vibrant history and cosmopolitan community. 2016/09/15 Where:
Margot, Covent Garden London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Italian Cuisine

Margot, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The Caterer

Margot will open in September 2016.

One of London's best loved Maitre d's Paulo de Tarso leaves his role at Bar Boulud at London's Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park to open his own restaurant with fellow restaurateur Nicolas Jaouen, general manager of Mayfair's La Petite Maison. Their joint venture, the 100-cover Margot, is all about the rustic charm of Italian food and wine with an emphasis on excellent service - something de Tarso is well known for having worked at the top end of the industry for over 10 years working with Daniel Boulud, Corbin and King, and Caprice Holdings. De Tarso and Jaouen met while working together at Caprice Holdings' Mayfair restaurant Scott's. The pair were drawn to Covent Garden for the site of their first restaurant because of the area's vibrant history and cosmopolitan community.
 
 
 

Rail House Cafe

Opens September 2016

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

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

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The Caterer

Rail House Cafe opens in September 2016.

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

Spiritland

Opens September 2016

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

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

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 

Spiritland opens in September 2016.

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

Tara Theatre

Opens 15th September 2016

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

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

Tube: Wimbledon Park Station

 
 

Tara Theatre opens with Theatre Accord of Paradise of the Assassins on 15th September 2016.

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

Where the Pancakes Are

Opens September 2016

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

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

Tube: Borough Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch Baby

Where The Pancakes Are opens in September 2016.

The brainchild of Dutch woman Patricia Trijbits, p opular pop-up and street food trader Where The Pancakes Are can be found in Flat Iron Square near Borough Market from autumn 2016 - its first bricks and mortar home. S weet, savoury and gluten free crepes comes in many guises from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis. As well as pancakes served in the traditional way - with chocolate sauce, maple-agave syrup and butter, or lemon and sugar - you'll find them filled with smoked streaky bacon with blueberries and maple-agave syrup as well as caramelised pineapple, toasted almonds, coconut, lime syrup and mint. The limoncello ricotta combines cheese with layered with citrus peel.
 
 
 

Chick n Sours Seven Dials

Opens 20th September 2016

Chick n Sours Seven Dials Opens 20th September 2016 Chick 'n' Sours opens on 20th September 2016 | Special pre-opening party 6th September at a secret location with DJ Yoda. To win tickets check their website and Twitter. Fans of Chick 'n' Sours who, like us, don't live in Dalston will be thrilled to hear the chicken and sour cocktail specialists are coming to Earlham Street (round the corner from Polpo at Ape and Bird). The 40 seater venue from Carl Clarke and business partner David Wolanski has new dishes including Hot and Numbing Disco Wings and XO Pineapple - pineapple cubes with XO sauce, toban-fermented chilli, Korean ssamjang, lime and peanuts. As well as new additions like Mexinese Nachos - made using corn tortillas for the nachos - and The Colonel chicken sandwich there are favourites like the Korean Fried Chicken Bun, 'seaweed crack' seasoning and the signature Chick 'n' Sours crispy coating. Vegetarians are catered for too with a soy-pickled shiitake mushroom in a bun with American cheese, Gochujang mayo, Sriracha sour cream and Asian slaw. Best of all sours including The House Sour - a mix of blackberries, lavender, lime and black pepper vinegar - are kept at East London prices. 2016/09/20 Where:
Chick n Sours Seven Dials, 1 Earlham Street London, WC2H 9LL
Category: American Cuisine

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

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch Baby

Chick 'n' Sours opens on 20th September 2016 | Special pre-opening party 6th September at a secret location with DJ Yoda. To win tickets check their website and Twitter.

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

Ormer Mayfair

Opens 20th September 2016

Ormer Mayfair Opens 20th September 2016 Ormer Mayfair opens on 20th September 2016 | Soft launch offering 50 per cent off food at lunch and dinnner from 23rd August to 19th September 2016 via www.opentable.co.uk/r/ormer-mayfair-london. Shaun Rankin, the chef behind Michelin-starred restaurant Ormer in Jersey, has a second restaurant with Ormer Mayfair , opened in 2016 as p art of a £15 million refurbishment at the 165-year-old Flemings Mayfair Hotel. Drawing on his love for the largest of the Channel islands, and the food produced there, the menu in Mayfair is full of seasonal Jersey produce including fresh lobster, crab, oysters, hand dived scallops, Jersey royals and hand-picked shoreline foraged herbs. S weet Jersey lobster ravioli in a crab and lemongrass bisque is best paired with English sparkling wines while desserts include a decadent double chocolate brownie with salt caramel and milk ice cream. The Art Deco inspired interior is a stylish combination of leather banquette seating, dark wooden panelling, glass tiles and bronze lighting. Private dining and the kind of exemplary service you'd expect from one of the top boutique hotels in London make this a very special place to dine. 2016/09/20 Where:
Ormer Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street London, W1J 7BH
Category: British Cuisine

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

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch Baby

Ormer Mayfair opens on 20th September 2016 | Soft launch offering 50 per cent off food at lunch and dinnner from 23rd August to 19th September 2016 via www.opentable.co.uk/r/ormer-mayfair-london.

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

Conrad Shawcross: The Optic Cloak

Opens 21st September 2016

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

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

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF Moller

The Optic Cloak launches on 21st September 2016 as part of the Greenwich Peninsula's new low carbon Energy Centre.

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

Burdock

Opens September 2016

Burdock Opens September 2016 Burdock opens in September 2016. Burdock, the stylish bar within the Montcalm Royal London House hotel in Finsbury Square, is serious about its brews. For evidence look to the four overhanging tank beers stocked with rotating guest craft ales. With interiors designed by Tonik and the backing of Tom and Ed Martin's ETM Group - the guys who gave us The Botanist on Sloane Square and the Jugged Hare, among others - the all-day bar has all the right credentials to be top of its class. Serving bar food and cocktails to as many as 100 people for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the 2,000 square foot bar is one of two places the ETM Group operates within the 256-room hotel. Up on the tenth floor, Aviary rooftop restaurant, bar and grill is three times the size of Burdock and offers sky high dining in a Russell Sage Studio designed dining room and with city views from the large south-facing terrace. 2016/09/30 Where:
Burdock, The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1DX
Category: Bars

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

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF Moller

Burdock opens in September 2016.

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

Elystan Street

Opens September 2016

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

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

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil Howard

Elystan Street opens in September 2016.

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

Omeara

Opens autumn 2016

Omeara Opens autumn 2016 Omeara opens in autumn 2016. Mumford and Sons band member Ben Lovett, co-founder of independent record label Communion, bucks the trend for closing down London's live music venues and opens one instead. Omeara in Borough's Flat Iron Square, a new development five minutes' walk from London Bridge, Southwark and Borough tube stations. Putting the old railway arches to good use, Omeara is part of The Low Line - inspired by New York's High Line but, well, lower - a pedestrian walkway which follows the railway line from Borough Market to Southwark tube station. Indie club nights, talks, comedy, burlesque and magic are just some of the events alongside the live music offering at Omeara where a state-of-the-art sound system ensures the music rings true. 2016/09/30 Where:
Omeara, Arches 32 & 33 Flat Iron Square, Union Street London, SE1 1SG
Category: Live Music

Omeara, Arches 32 & 33 Flat Iron Square, Union Street, London, SE1 1SG

Tube: Borough Station

 
 

Omeara opens in autumn 2016.

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

Sky Pool at Embassy Gardens

Opens 30th September 2016

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

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

Tube: Vauxhall Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World Ballymore

The buildings that the pool link are part of the second phase of the development, released to market in September 2016.

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

The Montcalm Royal London House

Opens 30th September 2016

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

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

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World Ballymore

The Montcalm Royal London House opens in autumn 2016.

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

Barbecoa Victoria

Opens autumn 2016

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

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

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World Ballymore

Barbecoa Victoria opens in autumn 2016.

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

Jason Atherton Victoria

Opens autumn 2016

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

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

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

Jason Atherton's Italian restaurant in Victoria opens in autumn 2016.

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

Wonderlab: The Statoil Gallery

Opens 12th October 2016

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

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

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science Museum

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

Aviary

Opens autumn 2016

Aviary Opens autumn 2016 Aviary opens in autumn 2016. Up with the birds, on the tenth floor of The Montcalm Royal London House, you'll find Aviary, the hotel's rooftop restaurant run by the ETM Group - Tom and Ed Martin's company and the group behind The Botanist, The Well and The Hat and Tun. The group's first rooftop location, they have brought in Russell Sage Studio to design the 6,000 square foot restaurant which boasts a 2,000 square foot south-facing terrace with fabulous views of the City skyline. Private dining and small parties of up to 40 can be catered for at two suites on the floor below, each with its own terrace. One of two bars and restaurants run by the ETM Group at the hotel, you can head to Burdock below for drinks, bar food and craft ales. 2016/10/31 Where:
Aviary, The Montcalm Royal London House, 22-25 Finsbury Square London, EC2A 1DX
Category: British Cuisine

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

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science Museum

Aviary opens in autumn 2016.

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

Bone Daddies Victoria

Opens autumn 2016

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

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

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science Museum

Bone Daddies opens in Victoria in 2016.

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

Franco Manca, Victoria

Opens autumn 2016

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

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

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science Museum

Franco Manca Victoria opens in autumn 2016.

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

Aquavit

Opens winter 2016

Aquavit Opens winter 2016 Aquavit opens in winter 2016. New York Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, which has been setting the standard for modern Scandinavian cuisine in that city for close to 30 years, comes to London, taking its inspiration from the New York original, but with a more relaxed and informal setting. The menu, overseen by Emma Bengtsson and executed by head chef Henrik Ritzen (formerly of the Dover Street Arts Club, La Petite Maison and Lutyens), changes depending on the seasons of the Nordic region and includes dishes like butter-poached cod with fennel aioli and salt-baked celeriac root and seared duck breast with pickled quince and buckwheat porridge, as well as classic Nordic dishes like toast Skagern - crispy bread with a topping of shrimp and mayonnaise. The design studio of Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki, whose portfolio includes The Ivy, Scott's and Sexy Fish, has overseen the look of the dining room which has a wall-mounted Olafur Eliasson textile as a centrepiece. Every detail - silverware from Georg Jensen, uniforms by Swedish clothing company Filippa K and furnishings by Svensk Tenn - has been carefully chosen to create a relaxed, contemporary Nordic aesthetic. 2016/11/15 Where:
Aquavit, No 1 St James's Market, 1 Carlton Street London, SW1Y 4QQ
Category:

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

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma Bengtsson

Aquavit opens in winter 2016.

New York Nordic restaurant, Aquavit, which has been setting the standard for modern Scandinavian cuisine in that city for close to 30 years, comes to London, taking its inspiration from the New York original, but with a more relaxed and informal setting. The menu, overseen by Emma Bengtsson and executed by head chef Henrik Ritzen (formerly of the Dover Street Arts Club, La Petite Maison and Lutyens), changes depending on the seasons of the Nordic region and includes dishes like butter-poached cod with fennel aioli and salt-baked celeriac root and seared duck breast with pickled quince and buckwheat porridge, as well as classic Nordic dishes like toast Skagern - crispy bread with a topping of shrimp and mayonnaise. The design studio of Swedish-born Martin Brudnizki, whose portfolio includes The Ivy, Scott's and Sexy Fish, has overseen the look of the dining room which has a wall-mounted Olafur Eliasson textile as a centrepiece. Every detail - silverware from Georg Jensen, uniforms by Swedish clothing company Filippa K and furnishings by Svensk Tenn - has been carefully chosen to create a relaxed, contemporary Nordic aesthetic.
 
 
 

Design Museum

Opens 24th November 2016

Design Museum Opens 24th November 2016 The Design Museum closes at its Shad Thames site on 30th June 2016 and relocates to the former Commonwealth Institute building, opening on 24th November 2016. In 2016 the Design Museum moves from is long standing home at Shad Thames to a venue three times the size, the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street. The Grade II* listed building has been transformed by a design team led by John Pawson to include the Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, accessible free of charge. Within the collection - which started in 1982 as the pioneering Boilerhouse Project in the V&A - are designs that have shaped the modern world from fashion to furniture, product and graphic design, digital media, transport and architecture. The collections, both permanent and temporary, trace the history of design developments, from the origins of mass production to contemporary works. 2016/11/24 Where:
Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street London, W8 6AG
Category: Museums

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

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016

The Design Museum closes at its Shad Thames site on 30th June 2016 and relocates to the former Commonwealth Institute building, opening on 24th November 2016.

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

Greenwood

Opens end of year 2016

Greenwood Opens end of year 2016 Greenwood opens towards the end of 2016. A large two floor pub within the Nova Victoria development, Greenwood offers so much more than just beer. As well as a large central bar and plenty of seating, the spacious ground floor also includes a brow and lashes bar and a barbershop plus outdoor covered seating for 80. Upstairs there's another bar with five screens, two of which are mega screens, showing all the big games and international sport, day and night. Prefer to play rather than spectate? You can do that too at the American 8 Ball pool table and ping pong table. The whole 11,000 square foot space has been designed by Russell Sage Studio, who seem to have a monopoly on stylish pubs and restaurants in town, and comes from the ETM Group - see their success stories at The Botanist, Jugged Hare, Chiswell Street Dining Rooms and The Hat and Tun. 2016/11/30 Where:
Greenwood, Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Pubs

Greenwood, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016

Greenwood opens towards the end of 2016.

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

Ten Trinity Square

Opens 1st December 2016

Ten Trinity Square Opens 1st December 2016 Ten Trinity Square is due to open in 2016. One of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, Ten Trinity Square, is to be sympathetically transformed into a luxury Four Seasons hotel, due to open in 2016. The landmark building, originally the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, opened in 1922 to a design by well known architect Sir Edwin Cooper. The hotel - the third Four Seasons Hotel London (adding to the two existing hotels at Park Lane and Canary Wharf) - occupies the lower ground to the third levels, with 100 guest rooms and suites, restaurants, bars, meeting salons and spa. The project also includes 41 luxury residences on floors three to seven and The Club centred on the original second-floor boardrooms and offices. The private club includes a wine store and the Chateau Latour Room, a nod to the unique relationship between Ten Trinity Square and the Medoc winemaker. Occupying a prominent location overlooking the Tower Of London and with views of the River Thames, the development of the hotel is one of the most exciting building projects in the City. 2016/12/01 Where:
Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square London, EC3P 3AX
Category: New Hotels

Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, London, EC3P 3AX

Tube: Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016

Ten Trinity Square is due to open in 2016.

One of the most iconic buildings in the City of London, Ten Trinity Square, is to be sympathetically transformed into a luxury Four Seasons hotel, due to open in 2016. The landmark building, originally the headquarters of the Port of London Authority, opened in 1922 to a design by well known architect Sir Edwin Cooper. The hotel - the third Four Seasons Hotel London (adding to the two existing hotels at Park Lane and Canary Wharf) - occupies the lower ground to the third levels, with 100 guest rooms and suites, restaurants, bars, meeting salons and spa. The project also includes 41 luxury residences on floors three to seven and The Club centred on the original second-floor boardrooms and offices. The private club includes a wine store and the Chateau Latour Room, a nod to the unique relationship between Ten Trinity Square and the Medoc winemaker. Occupying a prominent location overlooking the Tower Of London and with views of the River Thames, the development of the hotel is one of the most exciting building projects in the City.
 
 
 

The Francis Crick Institute

Opens 1st December 2016

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

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

Tube: King's Cross Station, Euston Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016

The Francis Crick Institute opens next to King's Cross and St Pancras stations in late 2016.

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

Veneta

Opens 2016 2016

Veneta Opens 2016 2016 Veneta opens in 2016. Taking inspiration from the gondolas and canals of Venice, Veneta is the Salt Yard Group - see also Salt Yard, Dehesa, Opera Tavern and Ember Yard - getting misty eyed about the 'floating city' of a bygone era and giving it a hefty dose of modern day glamour. Reached by a stunning handcrafted staircase, the restaurant is an enchanting space seating 110 at the bar, banquette booths and intimate tables. A mezzanine level, which can be booked for private hire, is the prime position from which diners can look out over those in the bustling restaurant below. Located in the swish, pedestrianised St James's Market development, outside there's an extensive terrace - the perfect spot to watch the world go by. Head Chef Jamie Thickett (formerly of Opera Tavern) has put forward a menu inspired by classic Venetian dishes, there's fresh seafood at the raw bar as well as charcuterie and cheeses from the Veneto region, served from a trolley. Breakfast will be an event, offering both indulgent and healthy options, all with a Venetian twist. 2016/12/01 Where:
Veneta, St James's Market London, SW1Y 4SB
Category: Italian Cuisine

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

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard Group

Veneta opens in 2016.

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

Dorsett City London

Opens December 2016

Dorsett City London Opens December 2016 Dorsett City opens in December 2016. 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 270 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. 2016/12/15 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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard Group

Dorsett City opens in December 2016.

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 270 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.
 
 
 

Park Plaza London Waterloo

Opens 2016 2016

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

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

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard Group

Park Plaza at Waterloo Station is expected to open in 2016.

Hercules House, a tired and dated 1960s government office building - best known as the home of the now-defunct Central Office of Information - is given a complete makeover and transformed into the 494 bedroom Park Plaza London Waterloo. Up to £80 million in funding has been secured by Park Plaza parent company PPHE Hotel Group to develop the hotel near Waterloo station. ESA architects have stripped the nine-storey office building back to its concrete frame and, with the addition of a five-storey extension, created a 494-room hotel. Additional facilities include a swimming pool, spa, roof top lounge and on-site dining. The company's London hotels include Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London, Park Plaza Riverbank London and Park Plaza Victoria to be joined by Park Plaza Park Royal and art'otel Hoxton.
 
 
 

Woolwich Station

Opens December 2016

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

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

Tube: Woolwich Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018

Part of the Crossrail network, Woolwich Station opens in December 2018.

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

Kisetsu

Opened 15th August 2016

Kisetsu Opened 15th August 2016 Placing the chef centre stage, Kisetsu, is the perfect place for a unique private dining experience, in keeping with the 'kappo' tradition in Japan when a succession of small plates are prepared in front of you by a dedicated chef. Located within Jason Atherton's Sosharu restaurant in Clerkenwell, Kisetsu is headed up by Alex Craciun. Here, a daily-changing menu of fine dining Japanese dishes will be served of a fully interactive dining experience, a beautifully crafted communal wooden counter seating up to ten guests has been built around the kitchen pass and is the focal point of Kisetsu. Close enough to diners to be able to hand them ingredients to try as he prepares each dish, for Craciun, Kisetsu is as much about educating guests as serving exceptional food. The space, in-keeping with the sleek interiors of the main restaurant, is hidden behind a discreet sliding door and Japanese denim curtains, giving it a sense of occasion for a special night out. 2016/08/15 Where:
Kisetsu, 64 Turnmill Street London, EC1M 5RR
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Kisetsu, 64 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5RR

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018
Placing the chef centre stage, Kisetsu, is the perfect place for a unique private dining experience, in keeping with the 'kappo' tradition in Japan when a succession of small plates are prepared in front of you by a dedicated chef. Located within Jason Atherton's Sosharu restaurant in Clerkenwell, Kisetsu is headed up by Alex Craciun. Here, a daily-changing menu of fine dining Japanese dishes will be served of a fully interactive dining experience, a beautifully crafted communal wooden counter seating up to ten guests has been built around the kitchen pass and is the focal point of Kisetsu. Close enough to diners to be able to hand them ingredients to try as he prepares each dish, for Craciun, Kisetsu is as much about educating guests as serving exceptional food. The space, in-keeping with the sleek interiors of the main restaurant, is hidden behind a discreet sliding door and Japanese denim curtains, giving it a sense of occasion for a special night out.
 
 
 

The Commission

Opened early August 2016

The Commission Opened early August 2016 Before you lift off, stop off at The Commission bar and restaurant airside at Heathrow Terminal 4, split into the study, lounge, kitchen and dining room. Brought to you by Drake & Morgan who have 10 bars and restaurants across London - The Refinery, The Parlour, and four City sites - early flyers can refuel with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or avocado on sourdough with chilli and poached egg for breakfast. Catering for everyone from the health conscious traveller to kids, there are fresh juices with chia seeds and a dedicated children's menu - including a main, dessert and drink. Sharing plates on the all-day menu include crispy squid with lemon mayonnaise, crispy duck flatbread with cucumber, spring onion and hoisin, and mezze board with bulgur wheat salad, houmous and baba ghanoush. Along with salads and sandwiches there are more substantial mains such as haddock and chips, pea and lemon risotto with mascarpone and bangers and mash with red onion gravy. Toast your travels with a gin-based London Spritz or Summer Cup Spritz, a blend of Sipsmith Summer Cup, prosecco, apricot and lemon. 2016/08/15 Where:
The Commission, Heathrow Terminal 4 London, TW6 3XA
Category: British Cuisine

The Commission, Heathrow Terminal 4, London, TW6 3XA

Tube: Heathrow Terminal 5 Station, Heathrow Terminal 4 Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018
Before you lift off, stop off at The Commission bar and restaurant airside at Heathrow Terminal 4, split into the study, lounge, kitchen and dining room. Brought to you by Drake & Morgan who have 10 bars and restaurants across London - The Refinery, The Parlour, and four City sites - early flyers can refuel with smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or avocado on sourdough with chilli and poached egg for breakfast. Catering for everyone from the health conscious traveller to kids, there are fresh juices with chia seeds and a dedicated children's menu - including a main, dessert and drink. Sharing plates on the all-day menu include crispy squid with lemon mayonnaise, crispy duck flatbread with cucumber, spring onion and hoisin, and mezze board with bulgur wheat salad, houmous and baba ghanoush. Along with salads and sandwiches there are more substantial mains such as haddock and chips, pea and lemon risotto with mascarpone and bangers and mash with red onion gravy. Toast your travels with a gin-based London Spritz or Summer Cup Spritz, a blend of Sipsmith Summer Cup, prosecco, apricot and lemon.
 
 
 

KERB Camden Market

Opened 12th August 2016

KERB Camden Market Opened 12th August 2016 KERB, the street food specialists who have been bringing first class kerbside eats to Kings Cross, the Gherkin and Paddington, park up permanently in Camden Market from Friday 12th August 2016. Thirty five traders come to this corner of north London 364 days a year. Joining KERB favourites Kimchinary, Mother Clucker, Luardos, Ghetto Grillz and Le Patate are newcomers like Arepazo Bros. whose Venezuelan arepas come with shredded beef, chicken or black beans, plus delicious plantain fries. Order drinks at the bespoke KERB and Camden Town Brewery bar serving signature lagers, ales and IPAs, or opt for local gin, Half Hitch, distilled on site. 2016/08/12 Where:
KERB Camden Market, Camden Market West Yard, Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8AF
Category: Markets

KERB Camden Market, Camden Market West Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AF

Tube: Camden Town Station, Camden Town Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeaty
KERB, the street food specialists who have been bringing first class kerbside eats to Kings Cross, the Gherkin and Paddington, park up permanently in Camden Market from Friday 12th August 2016. Thirty five traders come to this corner of north London 364 days a year. Joining KERB favourites Kimchinary, Mother Clucker, Luardos, Ghetto Grillz and Le Patate are newcomers like Arepazo Bros. whose Venezuelan arepas come with shredded beef, chicken or black beans, plus delicious plantain fries. Order drinks at the bespoke KERB and Camden Town Brewery bar serving signature lagers, ales and IPAs, or opt for local gin, Half Hitch, distilled on site.
 
 
 

Absurd Bird Soho

Opened August 2016

Absurd Bird Soho Opened August 2016 For the soul-warming comfort food of the American South in Soho head to Absurd Bird Soho where waffle cones come with popcorn chicken and cocktails are served in the basement bar done up in the style of an old southern saloon. Buffalo wings, sweet potato bake and spinach and artichoke dip are also on offer alongside chicken, fried or grilled and ethically sourced from Fosse Meadows Farm, marinated in secret recipe sauces, and teamed with sides. Descend downstairs for post-work cocktails put together by the mixology masterminds at Soulshakers, in a room decorated with rich yellow banquets, dark wall panels and zinc tables. This is the second Absurd Bird in London, seek out more popcorn chicken and cocktails at the original restaurant on Commercial Street, East London. 2016/08/11 Where:
Absurd Bird Soho, 24 Peter Street London, W1F 0AG
Category: South American Cuisine

Absurd Bird Soho, 24 Peter Street, London, W1F 0AG

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeaty
For the soul-warming comfort food of the American South in Soho head to Absurd Bird Soho where waffle cones come with popcorn chicken and cocktails are served in the basement bar done up in the style of an old southern saloon. Buffalo wings, sweet potato bake and spinach and artichoke dip are also on offer alongside chicken, fried or grilled and ethically sourced from Fosse Meadows Farm, marinated in secret recipe sauces, and teamed with sides. Descend downstairs for post-work cocktails put together by the mixology masterminds at Soulshakers, in a room decorated with rich yellow banquets, dark wall panels and zinc tables. This is the second Absurd Bird in London, seek out more popcorn chicken and cocktails at the original restaurant on Commercial Street, East London.
 
 
 

Killer Tomato

Opened 3rd August 2016

Killer Tomato Opened 3rd August 2016 They've appeared at Leather Lane market and on the top of the BBC car park - when it was Storeys one summer - and now Killer Tomato has swapped its food van for a permanent home on Goldhawk Road. Mexican food fans take note: these burritos have been touted as "the best burrito in London" (according to Siam Goorwich writing in the Metro). Their customisable burritos include the "Torpedo Burrito" which comes with a guacamole-filled taquito in the middle. It, like all the burritos comes with rice, black beans, shredded cabbage, caramelised onions, feta cheese, coriander, lime juice, sour cream and your choice of one of four house-made sauces. Craft beer, South American wines, mezcal and tequila cocktails are among the options when it comes to liquid refreshment. 2016/08/03 Where:
Killer Tomato, 18 Goldhawk Road London, W12 8DH
Category: Mexican Cuisine

Killer Tomato, 18 Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8DH

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeaty
They've appeared at Leather Lane market and on the top of the BBC car park - when it was Storeys one summer - and now Killer Tomato has swapped its food van for a permanent home on Goldhawk Road. Mexican food fans take note: these burritos have been touted as "the best burrito in London" (according to Siam Goorwich writing in the Metro). Their customisable burritos include the "Torpedo Burrito" which comes with a guacamole-filled taquito in the middle. It, like all the burritos comes with rice, black beans, shredded cabbage, caramelised onions, feta cheese, coriander, lime juice, sour cream and your choice of one of four house-made sauces. Craft beer, South American wines, mezcal and tequila cocktails are among the options when it comes to liquid refreshment.
 
 
 

Tesco Finest Wine Bar

Opened 2nd August 2016

Tesco Finest Wine Bar Opened 2nd August 2016 Tesco's top end finest* wine range, which has been awarded the accolade of 'Own Label Range of the Year' for three years on the trot by the International Wine Challenge - the wine industry equivalent of the Oscars - gets its very own pop-up wine bar in the heart of Soho this summer. With wines by the glass, wine flights and experts on hand to help you sip and sample, this pop-up is the perfect place for the wine explorer. Adventure through wines from Teroldego to Pecorino, from Italy to Australia, with wines available by the glass or in wine flights - where you get three glasses to compare and contrast. 2016/08/02 Where:
Tesco Finest Wine Bar, 147 Wardour Street London, W1F 8 WD
Category: Wine Bars

Tesco Finest Wine Bar, 147 Wardour Street, London, W1F 8 WD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeaty
Tesco's top end finest* wine range, which has been awarded the accolade of 'Own Label Range of the Year' for three years on the trot by the International Wine Challenge - the wine industry equivalent of the Oscars - gets its very own pop-up wine bar in the heart of Soho this summer. With wines by the glass, wine flights and experts on hand to help you sip and sample, this pop-up is the perfect place for the wine explorer. Adventure through wines from Teroldego to Pecorino, from Italy to Australia, with wines available by the glass or in wine flights - where you get three glasses to compare and contrast.
 
 
 

Dirty Bones Shoreditch

Opened summer 2016

Dirty Bones Shoreditch Opened summer 2016 The team behind Dirty Bones, who already have two restaurants in Kensington and Carnaby's Kingly Court, give Londoners a third place to try their burgers, hot dogs and on the bone dishes. If their west London branch feels a bit like a secret subterranean dive bar - tucked away in a basement on Kensington Church Street - this Shoreditch outlet is a far bigger and brighter space, housed in an iconic, Grade II listed building, done up with retro features. In the lively bar area you'll find live bands and DJ nights, filling the large space with old school funk, soul and hip hop music. Tuck into New York inspired comfort food dishes - think crispy fried chicken with freshly baked waffles & a shot of maple syrup - from the lunch, dinner and best-hangover-brunch menus, sample their late night cocktails and - just at this Shoreditch branch - there's a new breakfast menu. 2016/08/01 Where:
Dirty Bones Shoreditch, 1 Club Row London, E1 6JX
Category:

Dirty Bones Shoreditch, 1 Club Row, London, E1 6JX

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeaty
The team behind Dirty Bones, who already have two restaurants in Kensington and Carnaby's Kingly Court, give Londoners a third place to try their burgers, hot dogs and on the bone dishes. If their west London branch feels a bit like a secret subterranean dive bar - tucked away in a basement on Kensington Church Street - this Shoreditch outlet is a far bigger and brighter space, housed in an iconic, Grade II listed building, done up with retro features. In the lively bar area you'll find live bands and DJ nights, filling the large space with old school funk, soul and hip hop music. Tuck into New York inspired comfort food dishes - think crispy fried chicken with freshly baked waffles & a shot of maple syrup - from the lunch, dinner and best-hangover-brunch menus, sample their late night cocktails and - just at this Shoreditch branch - there's a new breakfast menu.
 
 
 

The Rum Kitchen - Brixton

Opened The Rum Kitchen Brixton opens 1st August 2016. 2016

The Rum Kitchen - Brixton Opened The Rum Kitchen Brixton opens 1st August 2016. 2016 The team behind The Rum Kitchen have now ventured into south London with a branch in Brixton, injecting a slice of the Caribbean into the neighbourhood. Renowned for its home cooking, The Rum Kitchen has an indulgent menu of jerk chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, roasted cod and oxtail stew, plus a side serving of reggae, Latin, calypso and afro-funk beats, and, obviously, lashings of rum. With a motor of 'No Rain, No Rainbow', the restaurant is a retreat away from the bustling city. 2016/08/01 Where:
The Rum Kitchen - Brixton, 435-437 Coldharbour Lane London, SW9 8LN
Category: Caribbean Cuisine

The Rum Kitchen - Brixton, 435-437 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LN

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
The team behind The Rum Kitchen have now ventured into south London with a branch in Brixton, injecting a slice of the Caribbean into the neighbourhood. Renowned for its home cooking, The Rum Kitchen has an indulgent menu of jerk chicken, pulled pork sandwiches, roasted cod and oxtail stew, plus a side serving of reggae, Latin, calypso and afro-funk beats, and, obviously, lashings of rum. With a motor of 'No Rain, No Rainbow', the restaurant is a retreat away from the bustling city.
 
 
 

Carve

Opened July 2016

Carve Opened July 2016 Lunchtimes may never be the same again - if Daniel Bear, founder of Carve, has anything to do with it. The man who started the Euphorium Bakery on Islington's Upper Street back in the late '90s, wants to steer us away from soggy sandwiches and long queues at lunch and replace them with the kind of carvery you might actually want to eat - and cashless tills. Forget grey slices of meat typical of the carveries of old. At Carve, protein rich premium cuts of meat, fish and tofu are served in 'carvepots' on a bed of superfoods, spices, relishes and roots. Creative combinations include smoked pork leg with apple slaw, creme fraiche, roasted tofu with sesame seed crust, tamari, ginger and turmeric root, or gravadlax with leeks, fennel, radish, chopped egg, dill and mustard. Not just for lunch, breakfast pots come with Cumberland sausage meatloaf with ground Landroc pork, served with sides of bubble and squeak and rumbled free range eggs. The one-size-fits-all price policy and one-screen payment system means you can pick up a carvepot without wasting time in a queue. 2016/07/31 Where:
Carve, 116-120 Tooley Street London, SE1 2TH
Category: British Cuisine

Carve, 116-120 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TH

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bear
Lunchtimes may never be the same again - if Daniel Bear, founder of Carve, has anything to do with it. The man who started the Euphorium Bakery on Islington's Upper Street back in the late '90s, wants to steer us away from soggy sandwiches and long queues at lunch and replace them with the kind of carvery you might actually want to eat - and cashless tills. Forget grey slices of meat typical of the carveries of old. At Carve, protein rich premium cuts of meat, fish and tofu are served in 'carvepots' on a bed of superfoods, spices, relishes and roots. Creative combinations include smoked pork leg with apple slaw, creme fraiche, roasted tofu with sesame seed crust, tamari, ginger and turmeric root, or gravadlax with leeks, fennel, radish, chopped egg, dill and mustard. Not just for lunch, breakfast pots come with Cumberland sausage meatloaf with ground Landroc pork, served with sides of bubble and squeak and rumbled free range eggs. The one-size-fits-all price policy and one-screen payment system means you can pick up a carvepot without wasting time in a queue.
 
 
 

Firebrand Pizza

Opened end of July 2016

Firebrand Pizza Opened end of July 2016 Classic Neapolitan pizzas are the mainstay of Firebrand Pizza , made by head chef Moreno De Marco who's passionate about these wood fired sourdough beauties - he's been making pizzas since he was seven. Born in Naples to a family of pizza restauranteurs - the family have run scores of pizzerias throughout Italy - he's backed by o wners Guy Holmes (whose previous involvement in the industry has been on the marketing and branding side) and Bibars Ozdamir who owned the previous restaurant on this site. A handful of cocktails, a selection of gin and tonics, six red, six white and craft beers and ciders as well as cloudy pressco make up the short drinks menu. Inside, exposed brick and reclaimed wood set the tone, there are parquet table tops, brown leather Chesterfields as well as industrial bar stools. Perch up at the bar by the oven and watch the pizzaiolos in action - best seats in the house. 2016/07/31 Where:
Firebrand Pizza, 41-43 Lisson Grove London, NW1 6TT
Category: Italian Cuisine

Firebrand Pizza, 41-43 Lisson Grove, London, NW1 6TT

Tube: Marylebone Station, Edgware Road Station

 
 
Classic Neapolitan pizzas are the mainstay of Firebrand Pizza , made by head chef Moreno De Marco who's passionate about these wood fired sourdough beauties - he's been making pizzas since he was seven. Born in Naples to a family of pizza restauranteurs - the family have run scores of pizzerias throughout Italy - he's backed by o wners Guy Holmes (whose previous involvement in the industry has been on the marketing and branding side) and Bibars Ozdamir who owned the previous restaurant on this site. A handful of cocktails, a selection of gin and tonics, six red, six white and craft beers and ciders as well as cloudy pressco make up the short drinks menu. Inside, exposed brick and reclaimed wood set the tone, there are parquet table tops, brown leather Chesterfields as well as industrial bar stools. Perch up at the bar by the oven and watch the pizzaiolos in action - best seats in the house.
 
 
 

Macellaio RC - Union Street

Opened summer 2016

Macellaio RC - Union Street Opened summer 2016 With two successful London restaurants already to his name Roberto Costa adds a third Macellaio RC , in the redeveloped Union Yard Arches. Known for its high quality beef and somewhat gruesome show windows - "Meat dangles on hooks like a scene in Saw" (The Guardian) - this Union Street restaurant adds a theatrical in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery to the offering. As well as beef hung behind glass, there's a stage where the best cuts of the day are showcased running between two large banquet tables. A white marble butcher's block framed by curtains, creating a sense of drama, sits pride of place in the ground floor dining hall, the prep space for butchers and chefs to work on steaks, carpaccios, tartares, and cured meats in front of the guests. In the Ligurian bakery, or 'Pizzeria secondo me', dough is handmade daily for traditional Ligurian breads, vegetable tarts, fresh pasta and pastries, including Torta di Bietole e prescinseau (swiss chard and curd tart) and Focaccia al formaggio di Recco. But the Fassona beef, which "delivers a blast of purest beefy flavour" (Marina O'Loughlin), is the star attraction. 2016/07/31 Where:
Macellaio RC - Union Street, Union Yard Arches London, SE1 0LR
Category: American Cuisine

Macellaio RC - Union Street, Union Yard Arches, London, SE1 0LR

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bear
With two successful London restaurants already to his name Roberto Costa adds a third Macellaio RC , in the redeveloped Union Yard Arches. Known for its high quality beef and somewhat gruesome show windows - "Meat dangles on hooks like a scene in Saw" (The Guardian) - this Union Street restaurant adds a theatrical in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery to the offering. As well as beef hung behind glass, there's a stage where the best cuts of the day are showcased running between two large banquet tables. A white marble butcher's block framed by curtains, creating a sense of drama, sits pride of place in the ground floor dining hall, the prep space for butchers and chefs to work on steaks, carpaccios, tartares, and cured meats in front of the guests. In the Ligurian bakery, or 'Pizzeria secondo me', dough is handmade daily for traditional Ligurian breads, vegetable tarts, fresh pasta and pastries, including Torta di Bietole e prescinseau (swiss chard and curd tart) and Focaccia al formaggio di Recco. But the Fassona beef, which "delivers a blast of purest beefy flavour" (Marina O'Loughlin), is the star attraction.
 
 
 

citizenM Tower Hill

Opened July 2016

citizenM Tower Hill Opened July 2016 The nine storey citizenM Tower Hill hotel, a collection of 370 bedrooms over eight floors above the exit hall of the Tower Hill London Underground Station, is the flagship of the hotel group which specialises in stylish, affordable accommodation. Cleverly, the citizenM makes the most of its location - overlooking the world heritage site of the Tower of London, the hotel has the remains of an ancient Roman wall running past it - with the Cloud Bar offering above-ground views of the site. The design is appealing, combining the latest technology with site specific art: the atrium at Tower Hill features a stunning kinetic art installation designed by the Amsterdam based duo Studio Drift and an interactive digital installation by Dominic Harris while Julian Opie has also been commissioned to create a piece for the hotel. The ground floor cafe and gallery and bar is for residents and locals alike, and a SocietyM business club on the eighth and ninth levels cater for business travellers. Further London hotels from the group include citizenM St Paul's, near St Paul's Cathedral , and citizenM Bankside close to Tate Modern. 2016/07/31 Where:
citizenM Tower Hill, 38-40 Trinity Square London, EC3N 4DJ
Category: New Hotels

citizenM Tower Hill, 38-40 Trinity Square, London, EC3N 4DJ

Tube: Tower Hill Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour Beatty
The nine storey citizenM Tower Hill hotel, a collection of 370 bedrooms over eight floors above the exit hall of the Tower Hill London Underground Station, is the flagship of the hotel group which specialises in stylish, affordable accommodation. Cleverly, the citizenM makes the most of its location - overlooking the world heritage site of the Tower of London, the hotel has the remains of an ancient Roman wall running past it - with the Cloud Bar offering above-ground views of the site. The design is appealing, combining the latest technology with site specific art: the atrium at Tower Hill features a stunning kinetic art installation designed by the Amsterdam based duo Studio Drift and an interactive digital installation by Dominic Harris while Julian Opie has also been commissioned to create a piece for the hotel. The ground floor cafe and gallery and bar is for residents and locals alike, and a SocietyM business club on the eighth and ninth levels cater for business travellers. Further London hotels from the group include citizenM St Paul's, near St Paul's Cathedral , and citizenM Bankside close to Tate Modern.
 
 
 

Farmopolis

Opened 30th July 2016

Farmopolis Opened 30th July 2016 Relocating thousands of plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Farmopolis creates a beautiful floating garden on The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula. This creative hub hosts live music, experiential supper clubs, literary salons, immersive theatre and workshops - or you can simply experience the space. Upcoming events include an interactive storytelling show by Discover Children's Centre, a live Literary Death Match hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga, banjo workshop, acupuncture clinic, DJ nights, weekly yoga sessions and pom pom making. On the August bank holiday weekend The Idler Academy Presents an Afternoon of Ukuleles and Philosophy as Tom Hodgkinson presents a talk on the history of loafing. 2016/07/30 Where:
Farmopolis, The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula London, SE10 0FL
Category: Sights

Farmopolis, The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0FL

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James Wicks
Relocating thousands of plants from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Farmopolis creates a beautiful floating garden on The Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula. This creative hub hosts live music, experiential supper clubs, literary salons, immersive theatre and workshops - or you can simply experience the space. Upcoming events include an interactive storytelling show by Discover Children's Centre, a live Literary Death Match hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga, banjo workshop, acupuncture clinic, DJ nights, weekly yoga sessions and pom pom making. On the August bank holiday weekend The Idler Academy Presents an Afternoon of Ukuleles and Philosophy as Tom Hodgkinson presents a talk on the history of loafing.
 
 
 

Casita Andina

Opened 28th July 2016

Casita Andina Opened 28th July 2016 Located on Great Windmill Street, Casita Andina is inspired by Peruvian 'picanterias', family-run, traditional restaurants which restaurant owner and founder of Ceviche , Martin Morales, grew up eating in . Usually found in the Andes in the homes of 'Andinas' (women from the Andes), such picanterias gave Martin his love and knowledge of cooking. Drawing on these memories and his grandmother's recipes, Martin has created an intimate, charming 'home from home' with Castia Andina. Traditional Andean dishes and snacks are served along with healthy 'superfoods' like quinoa, maca and amaranth. The kitchen is headed up by executive chef Vitelio Reyes, previously at Lima Floral, whose menu includes maca lamb, king prawns and la soltera - a vegetarian dish of black quinoa, green peas, oca and lamb's lettuce with queso fresco sauce. Finish with dessert of choc con sauco, a melt-in-the-middle Peruvian chocolate with pisco-infused elderberries. Like a welcoming home, there's a cosy feel to the 58-seat restaurant which is divided into two floors with a bright 30-seat upstairs dining room leading out to an open air patio. 2016/07/28 Where:
Casita Andina, 31 Great Windmill Street London, W1D 7LP
Category: South American Cuisine

Casita Andina, 31 Great Windmill Street, London, W1D 7LP

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin Morales
Located on Great Windmill Street, Casita Andina is inspired by Peruvian 'picanterias', family-run, traditional restaurants which restaurant owner and founder of Ceviche , Martin Morales, grew up eating in . Usually found in the Andes in the homes of 'Andinas' (women from the Andes), such picanterias gave Martin his love and knowledge of cooking. Drawing on these memories and his grandmother's recipes, Martin has created an intimate, charming 'home from home' with Castia Andina. Traditional Andean dishes and snacks are served along with healthy 'superfoods' like quinoa, maca and amaranth. The kitchen is headed up by executive chef Vitelio Reyes, previously at Lima Floral, whose menu includes maca lamb, king prawns and la soltera - a vegetarian dish of black quinoa, green peas, oca and lamb's lettuce with queso fresco sauce. Finish with dessert of choc con sauco, a melt-in-the-middle Peruvian chocolate with pisco-infused elderberries. Like a welcoming home, there's a cosy feel to the 58-seat restaurant which is divided into two floors with a bright 30-seat upstairs dining room leading out to an open air patio.
 
 
 

Hyde Kensington

Opened 27th July 2016

Hyde Kensington Opened 27th July 2016 Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world class bartender Andy Mil and artwork by leading artist JJ Adams. The discreet entrance guides you to a warmly lit space with walls decorated with life-size art pieces surrounding spacious booths and plush sofas. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights a hidden door at the back slides open to reveal the dance floor where revellers can dance the night way until 3am. Pan-Asian food from chef Adi Gunawan, who worked previously under Ian Pengelly for eight years including a stint at Gilgamesh, goes perfectly with a Mad Matter cocktail - which comes in a smoking glass teapot. 2016/07/27 Where:
Hyde Kensington, 1-1a Kensington High Street London, W8 5NP
Category: Bars

Hyde Kensington, 1-1a Kensington High Street, London, W8 5NP

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin Morales
Opposite Kensington Palace, an area not known for its nightlife, Hyde Kensington cocktail bar has a drinks list by world class bartender Andy Mil and artwork by leading artist JJ Adams. The discreet entrance guides you to a warmly lit space with walls decorated with life-size art pieces surrounding spacious booths and plush sofas. On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday nights a hidden door at the back slides open to reveal the dance floor where revellers can dance the night way until 3am. Pan-Asian food from chef Adi Gunawan, who worked previously under Ian Pengelly for eight years including a stint at Gilgamesh, goes perfectly with a Mad Matter cocktail - which comes in a smoking glass teapot.
 
 
 

Prick

Opened 27th July 2016

Prick Opened 27th July 2016 Prick, London's first boutique dedicated to cacti and other succulents, is the brainchild of Gynelle Leon, an award-winning photographer with a career in forensic science, finance and fraud prevention as well as art and design and floristry. Based in Dalston, the shop on Kingsland Road offers unusual and exotic plants sourced from across the UK and Europe. Prick sees cacti and succulents as living sculptures that take years to fully develop and the plants come in beautifully designed contemporary terracotta pots. 2016/07/27 Where:
Prick, 492 Kingsland Road London, E8 4AE
Category:

Prick, 492 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin Morales
Prick, London's first boutique dedicated to cacti and other succulents, is the brainchild of Gynelle Leon, an award-winning photographer with a career in forensic science, finance and fraud prevention as well as art and design and floristry. Based in Dalston, the shop on Kingsland Road offers unusual and exotic plants sourced from across the UK and Europe. Prick sees cacti and succulents as living sculptures that take years to fully develop and the plants come in beautifully designed contemporary terracotta pots.
 
 
 

Berber and Q Shawarma Bar

Opened 25th July 2016

Berber and Q Shawarma Bar Opened 25th July 2016 Specialising in shawarma, slow-cooked on a rotating spit over hot coals alongside Middle Eastern cocktails, wine and beer, Berber & Q Shawarma Bar in Exmouth Market is the second Middle Eastern restaurant from Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi. Josh (previously at Ottolenghi and Galvin Bistrot Deluxe) started experimenting with shawarma at their Berber & Q Grill House in Hackney, but at Shawarma Bar "this wonderful, and eclectic dish" is brought centre stage. Shawarma and rotisserie chicken are served with herb salad, gem leaves, green chilli, grated tomato, tahini and sumac onions. Eat as a wrap or with grilled pita and enjoy with sides such as blackened aubergine, mesabaha or coal-baked sweet potato. For vegetarians there's cauliflower shawarma with golden sultana, rose and pine nuts. And if you don't want to sit in the 40-seat dining room, get yours to go from the take-away hatch, open from 11am daily. 2016/07/25 Where:
Berber and Q Shawarma Bar, 46 Exmouth Market London, EC1R 4QE
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Berber and Q Shawarma Bar, 46 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia Bianchi
Specialising in shawarma, slow-cooked on a rotating spit over hot coals alongside Middle Eastern cocktails, wine and beer, Berber & Q Shawarma Bar in Exmouth Market is the second Middle Eastern restaurant from Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi. Josh (previously at Ottolenghi and Galvin Bistrot Deluxe) started experimenting with shawarma at their Berber & Q Grill House in Hackney, but at Shawarma Bar "this wonderful, and eclectic dish" is brought centre stage. Shawarma and rotisserie chicken are served with herb salad, gem leaves, green chilli, grated tomato, tahini and sumac onions. Eat as a wrap or with grilled pita and enjoy with sides such as blackened aubergine, mesabaha or coal-baked sweet potato. For vegetarians there's cauliflower shawarma with golden sultana, rose and pine nuts. And if you don't want to sit in the 40-seat dining room, get yours to go from the take-away hatch, open from 11am daily.
 
 
 

Calcutta Street

Opened 25th July 2016

Calcutta Street Opened 25th July 2016 Originally from Kolkata, Shrimoyee Chakraborty moved to the UK in 2010 and first came to our attention through her hugely popular blog, eatwithmeshrimoyee.com. Building on the success of more than a dozen pop-ups and events, Shrimoyee's Calcutta Street restaurant offers classic Bengali dishes from her family home. Highlights on the menu range from Doi Phuchka, crispy, tangy semolina balls with potato, black chick peas, tamarind and yogurt filling, through to Malai Curry - jumbo prawns cooked in a coconut and mustard sauce - one of the many favourites from the Chakraborty's Gariahat Road residence. Calcuttans love to pick up their dinner party desserts from Chittaranjan Avenue and here you can savour local favourites such as Pithe, pancakes made with rice flour with a coconut and jaggery filling. Classic Bengali drinks on offer include Shorbot cocktails born on the streets of Calcutta, natural wines and bottled beers from Redchurch Brewery. 2016/07/25 Where:
Calcutta Street, 29 Tottenham Street London, W1T 1RU
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Calcutta Street, 29 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 1RU

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Originally from Kolkata, Shrimoyee Chakraborty moved to the UK in 2010 and first came to our attention through her hugely popular blog, eatwithmeshrimoyee.com. Building on the success of more than a dozen pop-ups and events, Shrimoyee's Calcutta Street restaurant offers classic Bengali dishes from her family home. Highlights on the menu range from Doi Phuchka, crispy, tangy semolina balls with potato, black chick peas, tamarind and yogurt filling, through to Malai Curry - jumbo prawns cooked in a coconut and mustard sauce - one of the many favourites from the Chakraborty's Gariahat Road residence. Calcuttans love to pick up their dinner party desserts from Chittaranjan Avenue and here you can savour local favourites such as Pithe, pancakes made with rice flour with a coconut and jaggery filling. Classic Bengali drinks on offer include Shorbot cocktails born on the streets of Calcutta, natural wines and bottled beers from Redchurch Brewery.
 
 
 

Clipstone Restaurant

Opened 25th July 2016

Clipstone Restaurant Opened 25th July 2016 From restaurateurs Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau and chef Merlin Labron-Johnson - the people behind Michelin starred Portland Restaurant - is Clipstone, offering the same focus on quality cooking, wine and service but in a more informal setting. Also found in Fitzrovia, just two minutes away from Portland, on the corner of Clipstone Street, this sister restaurant offers an inviting list of cold cuts, larger sharing dishes and wood pigeon and homemade ravioli among the mains. The pizza oven (a relic from the old Italian restaurant which pre-dated Clipstone on this site) gives rise to freshly baked flatbreads and pizzas topped with unusual combinations like slow cooked goat, aubergine, yoghurt and mint. Wine, cocktails and house-made soft drinks get just as much attention as the food with half of the wine list - which includes Le Grappin's Fleurie and Fleurie-Poncie - available by the glass or carafe. 2016/07/25 Where:
Clipstone Restaurant, 5 Clipstone Street London, W1W 6BB
Category: British Cuisine

Clipstone Restaurant, 5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB

Tube: Great Portland Street Station, Warren Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
From restaurateurs Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau and chef Merlin Labron-Johnson - the people behind Michelin starred Portland Restaurant - is Clipstone, offering the same focus on quality cooking, wine and service but in a more informal setting. Also found in Fitzrovia, just two minutes away from Portland, on the corner of Clipstone Street, this sister restaurant offers an inviting list of cold cuts, larger sharing dishes and wood pigeon and homemade ravioli among the mains. The pizza oven (a relic from the old Italian restaurant which pre-dated Clipstone on this site) gives rise to freshly baked flatbreads and pizzas topped with unusual combinations like slow cooked goat, aubergine, yoghurt and mint. Wine, cocktails and house-made soft drinks get just as much attention as the food with half of the wine list - which includes Le Grappin's Fleurie and Fleurie-Poncie - available by the glass or carafe.
 
 
 

Poppies Fish and Chips Soho

Opened 22nd July 2016

Poppies Fish and Chips Soho Opened 22nd July 2016 Proper East End fish and chip shop Poppies, a place synonymous with its owner 74-year-old Pat 'Pop' Newland, who the shop is named after, is bringing its famous fish and chips, delivered daily from Billingsgate, to Old Compton Street in Soho. "Although I'm an East End lad," says Pat, "Soho has always been an interesting and iconic part of London. I had a jellied eel stall on Rupert Street outside what was then the Rehearsal Rooms for a year in the '60s." Already an institution in Spitalfields, Poppies Old Compton Street brings a dash of East End charm and a bit of 70s retro chic to Soho. As well as fresh fish and hand cut chips there's live music and a stage in the Soho shop, like the Poppies in Camden, with music and dancing - just as there should be on the site of the old 2i's Coffee Bar, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Fish 'n' chips and rock 'n' roll. 2016/07/22 Where:
Poppies Fish and Chips Soho, 55-59 Old Compton Street London, W1D 6HW
Category: Fish and Seafood

Poppies Fish and Chips Soho, 55-59 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 6HW

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Proper East End fish and chip shop Poppies, a place synonymous with its owner 74-year-old Pat 'Pop' Newland, who the shop is named after, is bringing its famous fish and chips, delivered daily from Billingsgate, to Old Compton Street in Soho. "Although I'm an East End lad," says Pat, "Soho has always been an interesting and iconic part of London. I had a jellied eel stall on Rupert Street outside what was then the Rehearsal Rooms for a year in the '60s." Already an institution in Spitalfields, Poppies Old Compton Street brings a dash of East End charm and a bit of 70s retro chic to Soho. As well as fresh fish and hand cut chips there's live music and a stage in the Soho shop, like the Poppies in Camden, with music and dancing - just as there should be on the site of the old 2i's Coffee Bar, the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Fish 'n' chips and rock 'n' roll.
 
 
 

The Leyton Star

Opened 21st July 2016

The Leyton Star Opened 21st July 2016 A pub with a golden palm tree and eight private heated cabanas in the garden, The Leyton Star is the revitalised version of The King Harold pub, fully rejuvenated with outdoor booths and kegs of ale. A programme of monthly tasting sessions and cocktail masterclasses are part of a fun-packed programme of events which includes Tuesday quizzes, DJs, sports screenings and the favourite Lucky Voice Kareoke. One of five Star Group venues, set up by Rob Star - who has pubs in Bethnal Green, Kings Cross, Hackney Downs, Homerton, and Leyton - The Leyton Star is a traditional family-friendly boozer with good beer, decadent times and local street food - think juicy burgers with unusual sides. The space has been redesigned with banquettes, stylishly surreal wallpaper by Timouros Beasties and a re-commissioned fireplace as well as golden palm tree light fixtures previously used for Paloma Faith's set design. 2016/07/21 Where:
The Leyton Star, 116 High Road London, E15 2BX
Category: Pubs

The Leyton Star, 116 High Road, London, E15 2BX

Tube: Leyton Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
A pub with a golden palm tree and eight private heated cabanas in the garden, The Leyton Star is the revitalised version of The King Harold pub, fully rejuvenated with outdoor booths and kegs of ale. A programme of monthly tasting sessions and cocktail masterclasses are part of a fun-packed programme of events which includes Tuesday quizzes, DJs, sports screenings and the favourite Lucky Voice Kareoke. One of five Star Group venues, set up by Rob Star - who has pubs in Bethnal Green, Kings Cross, Hackney Downs, Homerton, and Leyton - The Leyton Star is a traditional family-friendly boozer with good beer, decadent times and local street food - think juicy burgers with unusual sides. The space has been redesigned with banquettes, stylishly surreal wallpaper by Timouros Beasties and a re-commissioned fireplace as well as golden palm tree light fixtures previously used for Paloma Faith's set design.
 
 
 

Boxpark Croydon

Opened Summer 2016

Boxpark Croydon Opened Summer 2016 Just like the original Boxpark in Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon will be constructed from shipping containers, but this time there will be 80 units and a covered courtyard for year-round events. Bigger than its predecessor, size isn't the only difference. This time the focus is on three things: food, drink and events. With an events space of around 20,000 square feet, there's capacity for audiences of 2,000 plus. Promising a 'casual dining revolution', only carefully chosen independent brands that you won't find on the high street are allowed to set up shop here. Once the creeping gentrification of London reached Peckham, many bright young professionals shipped out to Croydon to find an affordable place to live. Now the home town of Kate Moss and Tracey Emin has another claim to fame: Croydon (whisper it) is the new Shoreditch. 2016/07/15 Where:
Boxpark Croydon, Ruskin Square London, CR0 0XH
Category:

Boxpark Croydon, Ruskin Square, London, CR0 0XH

Tube: Colliers Wood Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Just like the original Boxpark in Shoreditch, Boxpark Croydon will be constructed from shipping containers, but this time there will be 80 units and a covered courtyard for year-round events. Bigger than its predecessor, size isn't the only difference. This time the focus is on three things: food, drink and events. With an events space of around 20,000 square feet, there's capacity for audiences of 2,000 plus. Promising a 'casual dining revolution', only carefully chosen independent brands that you won't find on the high street are allowed to set up shop here. Once the creeping gentrification of London reached Peckham, many bright young professionals shipped out to Croydon to find an affordable place to live. Now the home town of Kate Moss and Tracey Emin has another claim to fame: Croydon (whisper it) is the new Shoreditch.
 
 
 

Bronte

Opened July 2016

Bronte Opened July 2016 Stop by Bronte, overlooking Trafalgar Square, for fresh food with Antipodean and Pacific dishes, served in a glamorous and inviting space designed by Tom Dixon and his talented team. Bright and airy rooms contain a pink concrete bar and green granite feature kitchen, emerald green leather and black timber booths while the main dining room has a striking pewter cocktail bar and blush pink scoop chairs. St art the day with soft-boiled eggs with Marmite and mature Cheddar cheese soldiers and move on to mains which come served with nori salted skinny fries. Highlights of the lunch menu include rare breed beef burger with chilli miso relish and quinoa onion rings in a brioche bun and Hanger steak with weeping tiger dressing. Private dining is available on the mezzanine, while the sought-after outside drinking area offers the perfect spot to relax and unwind. 2016/07/15 Where:
Bronte, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand London, WC2N 5EJ
Category:

Bronte, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5EJ

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Stop by Bronte, overlooking Trafalgar Square, for fresh food with Antipodean and Pacific dishes, served in a glamorous and inviting space designed by Tom Dixon and his talented team. Bright and airy rooms contain a pink concrete bar and green granite feature kitchen, emerald green leather and black timber booths while the main dining room has a striking pewter cocktail bar and blush pink scoop chairs. St art the day with soft-boiled eggs with Marmite and mature Cheddar cheese soldiers and move on to mains which come served with nori salted skinny fries. Highlights of the lunch menu include rare breed beef burger with chilli miso relish and quinoa onion rings in a brioche bun and Hanger steak with weeping tiger dressing. Private dining is available on the mezzanine, while the sought-after outside drinking area offers the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
 
 
 

Butifarra

Opened early July 2016

Butifarra Opened early July 2016 Named after the popular Peruvian street snack (a bread roll with slow-cooked meat and salsa), Butifarra serves authentic sandwiches and ceviche alongside a ceviche-sushi hybrid called 'Cevushi' . As with the ceviche these sushi rolls filled with marinated fish are made from the freshest catch of the day. With Niall Davidson (Chiltern Firehouse, The Lockhart) as consultant chef, entrepreneur Ali Malik is working closely with family-run Peruvian supplier Andes Export on this project to source authentic ingredients ilke maiz morado (purple corn) and amarillo (yellow chilli) from Peru. Butifarra's menu, served from 8am-7pm daily, delivers everything from traditional Peruvian breakfasts to their signature butifarra with slow-cooked short rib. Side dishes include a vegan taku taku rice dish and Peru's famous alfajor cookies - biscuity dulce de leche macarons - served in a dining room where giant murals add a splash of colour and the ingredients are displayed across a long glass counter with the daily fish special on display in the window. 2016/07/15 Where:
Butifarra, 24 Rupert Street London, W1D 6DQ
Category: South American Cuisine

Butifarra, 24 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DQ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Named after the popular Peruvian street snack (a bread roll with slow-cooked meat and salsa), Butifarra serves authentic sandwiches and ceviche alongside a ceviche-sushi hybrid called 'Cevushi' . As with the ceviche these sushi rolls filled with marinated fish are made from the freshest catch of the day. With Niall Davidson (Chiltern Firehouse, The Lockhart) as consultant chef, entrepreneur Ali Malik is working closely with family-run Peruvian supplier Andes Export on this project to source authentic ingredients ilke maiz morado (purple corn) and amarillo (yellow chilli) from Peru. Butifarra's menu, served from 8am-7pm daily, delivers everything from traditional Peruvian breakfasts to their signature butifarra with slow-cooked short rib. Side dishes include a vegan taku taku rice dish and Peru's famous alfajor cookies - biscuity dulce de leche macarons - served in a dining room where giant murals add a splash of colour and the ingredients are displayed across a long glass counter with the daily fish special on display in the window.
 
 
 

Flora Indica

Opened 15th July 2016

Flora Indica Opened 15th July 2016 With a menu put together by head chef Suresh Pillai, a veteran of leading Indian restaurants Veeraswamy and Gymkhana, and interiors resembling an old distillery, Flora Indica presents an unusual take on Indian dining. The eccentric Old Brompton Road venue combines a restaurant and lounge with a pair of cocktail bars alongside the spacious dining area. The ground floor is given over to a 30-seat cocktail, gin and whisky lounge with a tiffin box menu of snacks and sharing dishes, while the lower-ground floor dining room seats 70 and offers an a la carte and tasting menu. Dishes include Isle of Mull hand-dived scallops pan-seared and poached in juniper-coconut milk, Cornish mussels with ginger and tamarind broth and a coriander naan and Tamworth pork vindaloo with purple garlic and palm vinegar. On the extensive drinks menu are craft beers by the Portobello Brewery, malt whiskies and small-batch gin and punch bar. With its Victorian plaster roses, Harris tweed upholstery and exposed metal pipes, the interior design combines a Kensington residence with 19th century brewing and distilling industry chic. 2016/07/15 Where:
Flora Indica, 242 Old Brompton Road London, SW5 0DE
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Flora Indica, 242 Old Brompton Road, London, SW5 0DE

Tube: Earls Court Station, West Brompton Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
With a menu put together by head chef Suresh Pillai, a veteran of leading Indian restaurants Veeraswamy and Gymkhana, and interiors resembling an old distillery, Flora Indica presents an unusual take on Indian dining. The eccentric Old Brompton Road venue combines a restaurant and lounge with a pair of cocktail bars alongside the spacious dining area. The ground floor is given over to a 30-seat cocktail, gin and whisky lounge with a tiffin box menu of snacks and sharing dishes, while the lower-ground floor dining room seats 70 and offers an a la carte and tasting menu. Dishes include Isle of Mull hand-dived scallops pan-seared and poached in juniper-coconut milk, Cornish mussels with ginger and tamarind broth and a coriander naan and Tamworth pork vindaloo with purple garlic and palm vinegar. On the extensive drinks menu are craft beers by the Portobello Brewery, malt whiskies and small-batch gin and punch bar. With its Victorian plaster roses, Harris tweed upholstery and exposed metal pipes, the interior design combines a Kensington residence with 19th century brewing and distilling industry chic.
 
 
 

Nova Victoria

Opened April to July 2016

Nova Victoria Opened April to July 2016 An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra modern development, home to offices, 170 high spec apartments, great restaurants and retail outlets between Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace. Destination restaurants within the 897,000 square foot mixed use area flanked by Buckingham Palace Road and Bressenden Place include Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, Jason Atherton, Bone Daddies, D&D London, Ricker Restaurants, Franco Manca and a second Riding House Cafe, all found within metres of each other. The development itself comprises five buildings linked by pedestrianised, landscaped public spaces including the stand-out Nova Building, designed by architects Gordon Benson and Alan Forsyth from their Islington studio, which offers residents stunning views over the usually off-limits Buckingham Palace Gardens from the roof garden on the ninth floor. 2016/07/15 Where:
Nova Victoria, Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Sights

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

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
An architecturally striking development opposite Victoria mainline railway station , Nova Victoria is an ultra modern development, home to offices, 170 high spec apartments, great restaurants and retail outlets between Victoria Station and Buckingham Palace. Destination restaurants within the 897,000 square foot mixed use area flanked by Buckingham Palace Road and Bressenden Place include Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa, Jason Atherton, Bone Daddies, D&D London, Ricker Restaurants, Franco Manca and a second Riding House Cafe, all found within metres of each other. The development itself comprises five buildings linked by pedestrianised, landscaped public spaces including the stand-out Nova Building, designed by architects Gordon Benson and Alan Forsyth from their Islington studio, which offers residents stunning views over the usually off-limits Buckingham Palace Gardens from the roof garden on the ninth floor.
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Pub

Opened 14th July 2016

Elephant and Castle Pub Opened 14th July 2016 After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior inspired by the sixties tower block it rests underneath. Part of the Antic London group - which counts The Dogstar in Brixton and East Dulwich Tavern among its collection of more than forty pubs around town - the Elephant and Castle serves wines, cider and ale against a backdrop of burnt oranges, patterned wallpaper and banquette seating. At the bar there's Antic's own George Arthur cider and Volden beer as well as brews by local Bermondsey brewers Orbit and Four Pure. 2016/07/14 Where:
Elephant and Castle Pub, 119 Newington Causeway Road London, SE1 6BN
Category: Pubs

Elephant and Castle Pub, 119 Newington Causeway Road, London, SE1 6BN

Tube: Elephant & Castle Station

 
 
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior inspired by the sixties tower block it rests underneath. Part of the Antic London group - which counts The Dogstar in Brixton and East Dulwich Tavern among its collection of more than forty pubs around town - the Elephant and Castle serves wines, cider and ale against a backdrop of burnt oranges, patterned wallpaper and banquette seating. At the bar there's Antic's own George Arthur cider and Volden beer as well as brews by local Bermondsey brewers Orbit and Four Pure.
 
 
 

Old Street Records

Opened July 2016

Old Street Records Opened July 2016 Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East side with Old St. Records . Set across two floors, the 300-capacity bar and pizza place promises live music six nights a week, with an eclectic programme of soul, funk, jazz and rock to classic pop. Music is the driving force behind the bar - not only in the list of renowned DJs lined up to play but also in the decor - record sleeves adorn the walls and new vinyl releases are available to buy behind the bar. Entry on weeknights is free and Friday and Saturday nights welcome the weekend with two live acts a night. Cocktails include twists on classics like the signature Sour Records - Whiskey Sour with pistachio syrup - peach Negroni and Smoked Pineapple Punch. Thin crust Italian pizza is served with fresh toppings and dips. Thursdays are P45 party nights featuring live music on the ground floor from the London Ska Orchestra and The Last Of and lairy brass act, Old Dirty Brasstards in the basement plus DJs playing across both floors until 2am. 2016/07/11 Where:
Old Street Records, 350-354 Old Street London, EC1V 9NQ
Category: Bars

Old Street Records, 350-354 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NQ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Having won over the masses south of the river with their record store-inspired venues, Venn St. Records and Northcote Records, the vibe continues East side with Old St. Records . Set across two floors, the 300-capacity bar and pizza place promises live music six nights a week, with an eclectic programme of soul, funk, jazz and rock to classic pop. Music is the driving force behind the bar - not only in the list of renowned DJs lined up to play but also in the decor - record sleeves adorn the walls and new vinyl releases are available to buy behind the bar. Entry on weeknights is free and Friday and Saturday nights welcome the weekend with two live acts a night. Cocktails include twists on classics like the signature Sour Records - Whiskey Sour with pistachio syrup - peach Negroni and Smoked Pineapple Punch. Thin crust Italian pizza is served with fresh toppings and dips. Thursdays are P45 party nights featuring live music on the ground floor from the London Ska Orchestra and The Last Of and lairy brass act, Old Dirty Brasstards in the basement plus DJs playing across both floors until 2am.
 
 
 

PAUL Notting Hill Gate

Opened 11th July 2016

PAUL Notting Hill Gate Opened 11th July 2016 The five generation family-run PAUL bakery makes the perfect pit-stop for that morning pick-me-up of freshly-brewed coffee and traditional French viennoiserie, still warm from the oven. Lunchtime brings sandwiches, salads and hot snacks, all made fresh that day, and you can get delicious freshly baked bread to away and eat at take home. It started out in 1889 as a small bakery in Croix, near Lille, set up by Charlemagne Mayot and his wife, and now the PAUL chain has really rather good bakeries all over France, London and in more than 33 countries around the world. 2016/07/11 Where:
PAUL Notting Hill Gate, 61 Notting Hill Gate London, W11 3JS
Category: Cafes and Delis

PAUL Notting Hill Gate, 61 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3JS

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
The five generation family-run PAUL bakery makes the perfect pit-stop for that morning pick-me-up of freshly-brewed coffee and traditional French viennoiserie, still warm from the oven. Lunchtime brings sandwiches, salads and hot snacks, all made fresh that day, and you can get delicious freshly baked bread to away and eat at take home. It started out in 1889 as a small bakery in Croix, near Lille, set up by Charlemagne Mayot and his wife, and now the PAUL chain has really rather good bakeries all over France, London and in more than 33 countries around the world.
 
 
 

Picture Marylebone

Opened 11th July 2016

Picture Marylebone Opened 11th July 2016 Three years after Alan Christie, Colin Kelly and Tom Slegg - who previously worked at the Michelin starred Arbutus and Wild Honey - launched Picture restaurant in Fitzrovia, they opened a second Picture in Marylebone. Serving modern European food, the menu here features a wide selection of weekly changing larger dishes such as roast monkfish tail with baked aubergine, chickpeas and harissa as well as crispy pork belly, BBQ shoulder and slaw of summer brassicas, served for two. If you're looking for a great neighbourhood restaurant known for its modern European food and good value tasting menus, you'll do well with in the hands of these ex-head chefs of the Arbutus group. 2016/07/11 Where:
Picture Marylebone, 19 New Cavendish Street London, W1G 9TZ
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Picture Marylebone, 19 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 9TZ

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Three years after Alan Christie, Colin Kelly and Tom Slegg - who previously worked at the Michelin starred Arbutus and Wild Honey - launched Picture restaurant in Fitzrovia, they opened a second Picture in Marylebone. Serving modern European food, the menu here features a wide selection of weekly changing larger dishes such as roast monkfish tail with baked aubergine, chickpeas and harissa as well as crispy pork belly, BBQ shoulder and slaw of summer brassicas, served for two. If you're looking for a great neighbourhood restaurant known for its modern European food and good value tasting menus, you'll do well with in the hands of these ex-head chefs of the Arbutus group.
 
 
 

Rok Smokehouse Islington

Opened 8th July 2016

Rok Smokehouse Islington Opened 8th July 2016 In a Grade II listed building on Upper Street, a 60-seat Swedish restaurant and bar serving ' simple but exquisite' Nordic influenced dishes draws a steady stream of customers to this busy stretch in Islington. Following the success of the first Rok restaurant on Curtain Road, Shoreditch, Rok in Islington mixes much-loved classic dishes with new dishes like mackerel with pickled onions and flamed crispbread, Guinea fowl with semi-cured pork belly and butter poached wild vegetables, and dark chocolate mousse with espresso sorbet and malted crumb. Returning favourites include scallop, nduja and seaweed, duck with lingonberry bacon jam and wood smoked peach with Laphroaig honey. Cocktails have been designed using the same philosophy applied to the food menu, using smoking and fermentation techniques. Biodynamic and minimum intervention wines have been chosen to complement the bold and punchy flavours served up by the kitchen. 2016/07/08 Where:
Rok Smokehouse Islington, 149 Upper Street London, N1 1RA
Category:

Rok Smokehouse Islington, 149 Upper Street, London, N1 1RA

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
In a Grade II listed building on Upper Street, a 60-seat Swedish restaurant and bar serving ' simple but exquisite' Nordic influenced dishes draws a steady stream of customers to this busy stretch in Islington. Following the success of the first Rok restaurant on Curtain Road, Shoreditch, Rok in Islington mixes much-loved classic dishes with new dishes like mackerel with pickled onions and flamed crispbread, Guinea fowl with semi-cured pork belly and butter poached wild vegetables, and dark chocolate mousse with espresso sorbet and malted crumb. Returning favourites include scallop, nduja and seaweed, duck with lingonberry bacon jam and wood smoked peach with Laphroaig honey. Cocktails have been designed using the same philosophy applied to the food menu, using smoking and fermentation techniques. Biodynamic and minimum intervention wines have been chosen to complement the bold and punchy flavours served up by the kitchen.
 
 
 

BAO, Fitzrovia

Opened 6th July 2016

BAO, Fitzrovia Opened 6th July 2016 Occupying a corner site on Windmill Street BAO is the second restaurant from the team behind BAO, Erchen Chang and siblings Shing and Wai Ting Chung. Following on from the success of the original BAO Bar in Hackney and their first permanent restaurant, BAO in Soho, the Fitzrovia restaurant offers more space, a greatly expanded menu and focus on cocktails, wine, and sake. Using the same tick style ordering system as BAO Soho, the Fitzrovia menu has 'Xiao Chi' (small eats) including cured ribcap, pickles and fermented chilli bean dip, and beef cheek and tendon sausage. Sharing dishes, many cooked on the kitchen's charcoal grill, include crab with rice broth , ox heart with Schezuan dressing , and cuttlefish squid and sausage with XO. Large glass windows let the light flood into the white, modern, and minimal ground floor dining room which features a U-shaped wooden dining bar with space for 26. The basement is quite different, with stools at the open kitchen's counter and metallic walls that make the dining room almost an extension of the kitchen. 2016/07/06 Where:
BAO, Fitzrovia, 31 Windmill Street London, W1T 2JN
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

BAO, Fitzrovia, 31 Windmill Street, London, W1T 2JN

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee Chakraborty
Occupying a corner site on Windmill Street BAO is the second restaurant from the team behind BAO, Erchen Chang and siblings Shing and Wai Ting Chung. Following on from the success of the original BAO Bar in Hackney and their first permanent restaurant, BAO in Soho, the Fitzrovia restaurant offers more space, a greatly expanded menu and focus on cocktails, wine, and sake. Using the same tick style ordering system as BAO Soho, the Fitzrovia menu has 'Xiao Chi' (small eats) including cured ribcap, pickles and fermented chilli bean dip, and beef cheek and tendon sausage. Sharing dishes, many cooked on the kitchen's charcoal grill, include crab with rice broth , ox heart with Schezuan dressing , and cuttlefish squid and sausage with XO. Large glass windows let the light flood into the white, modern, and minimal ground floor dining room which features a U-shaped wooden dining bar with space for 26. The basement is quite different, with stools at the open kitchen's counter and metallic walls that make the dining room almost an extension of the kitchen.
 
 
 

MK by Muriel's Kitchen

Opened 4th July 2016

MK by Muriel's Kitchen Opened 4th July 2016 MK by Muriel's Kitchen is the first grab-and-go venture from the popular three-strong Muriel's Kitchen group which has restaurants in Soho, Richmond and South Kensington. Designed for busy Londoners on the move, MK by Muriel's Kitchen is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. For breakfast choose from tartlets made with Clarence Court eggs, pastries and health pots of coconut, chia and quinoa and bircher muesli. For lunch and dinner it's seasonally changing soups, healthy protein pots, fresh salads, and sandwiches such as the salt beef on rye and marinated chicken club. Signature dishes include Muriel's beef lasagne, Nana's recipe fish pie and handmade scotch eggs. Whether you want a super healthy lunch at your desk, a 'bagnum' of wine for a picnic or a decadent slice of chocolate cake there's something here for you. 2016/07/04 Where:
MK by Muriel's Kitchen, 95 Putney High Street London, SW15 1SS
Category: British Cuisine

MK by Muriel's Kitchen, 95 Putney High Street, London, SW15 1SS

Tube: East Putney Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
MK by Muriel's Kitchen is the first grab-and-go venture from the popular three-strong Muriel's Kitchen group which has restaurants in Soho, Richmond and South Kensington. Designed for busy Londoners on the move, MK by Muriel's Kitchen is open daily serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. For breakfast choose from tartlets made with Clarence Court eggs, pastries and health pots of coconut, chia and quinoa and bircher muesli. For lunch and dinner it's seasonally changing soups, healthy protein pots, fresh salads, and sandwiches such as the salt beef on rye and marinated chicken club. Signature dishes include Muriel's beef lasagne, Nana's recipe fish pie and handmade scotch eggs. Whether you want a super healthy lunch at your desk, a 'bagnum' of wine for a picnic or a decadent slice of chocolate cake there's something here for you.
 
 
 

Mercante

Opened 4th July 2016

Mercante Opened 4th July 2016 Found within the Sheraton London Park Lane Hotel, Mercante brings fresh and seasonal Italian food to Mayfair. With its own dedicated entrance and a vast, beautiful space, the restaurant is a destination in itself that will appeal to hotel guests and visitors alike. Walls are adorned with eye-catching illustrations and a map of Italy while elegant 1920s touches pay homage to the hotel's history. Diners can choose between the smaller dining room with intimate booths, the grand main dining room or the south-facing terrace, making it perfect for all occasions and group sizes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mercante offers a new Italian food market concept inspired by the bustling markets of Rome, Venice and Napoli, with dishes influenced by all regions of Italy. The menu is regularly changing dependant on the season but expect options such as grilled mackerel salad with wild fennel; rabbit alla cacciatora (summer rabbit stew); and roast chicken with peppers. Handmade to a high standard, the pasta, gnocchi and focaccia offer a true taste of Italy while the light and flavoursome tiramisu is worth the trip alone. 2016/07/04 Where:
Mercante, Sheraton London Park Lane Hotel London, W1J 7BX
Category: Italian Cuisine

Mercante, Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London, W1J 7BX

Tube: Green Park Station, Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
Found within the Sheraton London Park Lane Hotel, Mercante brings fresh and seasonal Italian food to Mayfair. With its own dedicated entrance and a vast, beautiful space, the restaurant is a destination in itself that will appeal to hotel guests and visitors alike. Walls are adorned with eye-catching illustrations and a map of Italy while elegant 1920s touches pay homage to the hotel's history. Diners can choose between the smaller dining room with intimate booths, the grand main dining room or the south-facing terrace, making it perfect for all occasions and group sizes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Mercante offers a new Italian food market concept inspired by the bustling markets of Rome, Venice and Napoli, with dishes influenced by all regions of Italy. The menu is regularly changing dependant on the season but expect options such as grilled mackerel salad with wild fennel; rabbit alla cacciatora (summer rabbit stew); and roast chicken with peppers. Handmade to a high standard, the pasta, gnocchi and focaccia offer a true taste of Italy while the light and flavoursome tiramisu is worth the trip alone.
 
 
 

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden

Opened 3rd July 2016

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden Opened 3rd July 2016 A spin off from the Japan Centre, one of the largest Japanese shops in London, this mini chain of ramen restaurants concentrates on Hakata tonkotsu ramen - the noodles found in the Hakata district of Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Specialising in authentic Hakata cuisine, Shoryu Ramen in Covent Garden offers their signature Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns - handmade steamed buns filled with delicious things like barbeque pork belly and grilled halloumi - and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant sake. They even have a sake sommelier to help you through the Japanese inspired cocktails while Japanese beers like Kirin, Asahi and Musashino Craft Beer offer a thirst quenching alternative. Interiors by Blenheim design include a relaxed bar area and an intimate dining area, decorated with white tiles and brick work creating a light, relaxed atmosphere. This Covent Garden restaurant, launched in summer 2016, is the fifth Shoryu Ramen restaurant joining sister sites in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Soho and Kingly Court, as well as Shoryu Go, a tonkotsu ramen take-out bar on Air Street. 2016/07/03 Where:
Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden, 35 Great Queen Street London, WC2B 5AA
Category:

Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden, 35 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AA

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
A spin off from the Japan Centre, one of the largest Japanese shops in London, this mini chain of ramen restaurants concentrates on Hakata tonkotsu ramen - the noodles found in the Hakata district of Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu, Japan. Specialising in authentic Hakata cuisine, Shoryu Ramen in Covent Garden offers their signature Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns - handmade steamed buns filled with delicious things like barbeque pork belly and grilled halloumi - and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant sake. They even have a sake sommelier to help you through the Japanese inspired cocktails while Japanese beers like Kirin, Asahi and Musashino Craft Beer offer a thirst quenching alternative. Interiors by Blenheim design include a relaxed bar area and an intimate dining area, decorated with white tiles and brick work creating a light, relaxed atmosphere. This Covent Garden restaurant, launched in summer 2016, is the fifth Shoryu Ramen restaurant joining sister sites in Regent Street, Broadgate Circle, Soho and Kingly Court, as well as Shoryu Go, a tonkotsu ramen take-out bar on Air Street.
 
 
 

Foley's

Opened 1st July 2016

Foley's Opened 1st July 2016 Mitz Vora, previously sous chef at enviably popular restaurant The Palomar , brings a diverse range of modern world dishes inspired by the spice trail to Foley's . Cornflake-crusted chicken with pickled mushrooms, sticky beef with cucumber som tam and dishes like nori wrapped tuna with compressed nashi pear are just some of the choices on offer. Leave room for The Fatboy Elvis - a warm chocolate chip banana cake served with banana cream, peanut honeycomb, bacon crack and strawberry jam. Found on Foley Street, the 70 cover restaurant is set over two floors with an alfresco coffee bar and an open kitchen with bar seating in the basement. The open kitchen isn't just for show - the chefs talk to and entertain the guests while they cook, creating a great buzz and convivial atmosphere. Even if you haven't booked you can chance it - walk in customers can enjoy a drink and snack at the queuing counter while they wait to be seated at the kitchen bar. 2016/07/01 Where:
Foley's, 23 Foley Street London, W1W 6DU
Category:

Foley's, 23 Foley Street, London, W1W 6DU

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
Mitz Vora, previously sous chef at enviably popular restaurant The Palomar , brings a diverse range of modern world dishes inspired by the spice trail to Foley's . Cornflake-crusted chicken with pickled mushrooms, sticky beef with cucumber som tam and dishes like nori wrapped tuna with compressed nashi pear are just some of the choices on offer. Leave room for The Fatboy Elvis - a warm chocolate chip banana cake served with banana cream, peanut honeycomb, bacon crack and strawberry jam. Found on Foley Street, the 70 cover restaurant is set over two floors with an alfresco coffee bar and an open kitchen with bar seating in the basement. The open kitchen isn't just for show - the chefs talk to and entertain the guests while they cook, creating a great buzz and convivial atmosphere. Even if you haven't booked you can chance it - walk in customers can enjoy a drink and snack at the queuing counter while they wait to be seated at the kitchen bar.
 
 
 

Moxy London Stratford

Opened summer 2016

Moxy London Stratford Opened summer 2016 The first UK hotel from Marriott's budget brand for the tech-savvy traveller, Moxy London Stratford is an 8 floor hotel next to Europe's largest shopping centre and adjacent to the Olympic Park. The V-shaped building which occupies the majority of the site between Great Eastern Road and the railway line welcomes visitors through its colourful lobby which shares the ground floor with a self-service grab and go food and bar area. Accommodation wise, the purpose built hotel offers a total of 254 rooms (228 standard rooms and 26 deluxe rooms), including a proportion of accessible rooms, spread throughout. With its vibrant lobby spaces, 24/7 self-service grab and go, ample plug-ins for personal devices and free Wi-Fi, Moxy appeals to anyone looking for a room for under 100 pounds, competing with established budget hotels like Premier Inn and Travelodge. One of three Moxy hotels planned to open in London in 2016, sister hotels include Moxy London Royal Docks - close to the ExCel Exhibition centre and Canary Wharf - and Moxy London Heathrow, due to open at the end of 2016. 2016/07/01 Where:
Moxy London Stratford, Great Eastern Street London, E15 4QS
Category: New Hotels

Moxy London Stratford, Great Eastern Street, London, E15 4QS

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
The first UK hotel from Marriott's budget brand for the tech-savvy traveller, Moxy London Stratford is an 8 floor hotel next to Europe's largest shopping centre and adjacent to the Olympic Park. The V-shaped building which occupies the majority of the site between Great Eastern Road and the railway line welcomes visitors through its colourful lobby which shares the ground floor with a self-service grab and go food and bar area. Accommodation wise, the purpose built hotel offers a total of 254 rooms (228 standard rooms and 26 deluxe rooms), including a proportion of accessible rooms, spread throughout. With its vibrant lobby spaces, 24/7 self-service grab and go, ample plug-ins for personal devices and free Wi-Fi, Moxy appeals to anyone looking for a room for under 100 pounds, competing with established budget hotels like Premier Inn and Travelodge. One of three Moxy hotels planned to open in London in 2016, sister hotels include Moxy London Royal Docks - close to the ExCel Exhibition centre and Canary Wharf - and Moxy London Heathrow, due to open at the end of 2016.
 
 
 

Park Plaza Park Royal

Opened summer 2016

Park Plaza Park Royal Opened summer 2016 The 15 million pound Park Plaza Hotel on Western Avenue, Park Royal, in west London, the conversion of a former office building into a 212-room hotel is expected to open in summer 2016. Occupying a two-acre site opposite Park Royal underground station, the 6,750 square metre hotel offers four star accommodation over six storeys. On the ground floor there's a bar, restaurant, gym and conference facilities while rooms above have been designed and built off site before being stacked together to form the building. The scheme also includes a four storey office building and a 5,000 square metre data centre. Park Plaza Hotels currently have six hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - Park Plaza Waterloo and the group's first UK art'otel, in Battersea, scheduled to open in 2019 - will bring the total to eight. 2016/07/01 Where:
Park Plaza Park Royal, 628 Western Avenue London, W3 0TA
Category: New Hotels

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

Tube: Park Royal Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
The 15 million pound Park Plaza Hotel on Western Avenue, Park Royal, in west London, the conversion of a former office building into a 212-room hotel is expected to open in summer 2016. Occupying a two-acre site opposite Park Royal underground station, the 6,750 square metre hotel offers four star accommodation over six storeys. On the ground floor there's a bar, restaurant, gym and conference facilities while rooms above have been designed and built off site before being stacked together to form the building. The scheme also includes a four storey office building and a 5,000 square metre data centre. Park Plaza Hotels currently have six hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - Park Plaza Waterloo and the group's first UK art'otel, in Battersea, scheduled to open in 2019 - will bring the total to eight.
 
 
 

Ahi Poke

Opened 30th June 2016

Ahi Poke Opened 30th June 2016 Poké, the Hawaiian raw fish dish that's similar to sushi, is the hero ingredient at the casual all-day Ahi Poké restaurant on Percy Street. The 25-cover restaurant is Hawaiian beach shack meets LA poké bar with driftwood among the bright white and nautical blue and azul hues. It's bright, spacious, and calming - just like the Big Sur where classically trained chef Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche, the team behind Mayfair's North Audley Cantine (NAC) and Chez Chow researched the concept. Offering eat in, grab and go, and delivery, Ahi Poké appeals to the 'clean eating' tribe with raw ingredients used to make bowls of Oahu (sticky rice, Ahi tuna, red onion, radish, coriander and sesame shoyu) and Heat Wave (quinoa, salmon, avocado, kimchee cucumber, red onion and siracha mayo). But the real appeal is that you can build your own bowl by selecting a base (quinoa, sticky rice, or red kale), a protein (ahi tuna, the fish used in poké; mahi mahi or salmon), a sauce and toppings. Soft drinks come in the form of homemade iced teas and there's a soft-serve ice cream machine for afters. 2016/06/30 Where:
Ahi Poke, 33 Percy Street London, W1T 1DE
Category: Fish and Seafood

Ahi Poke, 33 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DE

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Poké, the Hawaiian raw fish dish that's similar to sushi, is the hero ingredient at the casual all-day Ahi Poké restaurant on Percy Street. The 25-cover restaurant is Hawaiian beach shack meets LA poké bar with driftwood among the bright white and nautical blue and azul hues. It's bright, spacious, and calming - just like the Big Sur where classically trained chef Jeremy Coste, Gabriel Cohen-Elia and David Bellaiche, the team behind Mayfair's North Audley Cantine (NAC) and Chez Chow researched the concept. Offering eat in, grab and go, and delivery, Ahi Poké appeals to the 'clean eating' tribe with raw ingredients used to make bowls of Oahu (sticky rice, Ahi tuna, red onion, radish, coriander and sesame shoyu) and Heat Wave (quinoa, salmon, avocado, kimchee cucumber, red onion and siracha mayo). But the real appeal is that you can build your own bowl by selecting a base (quinoa, sticky rice, or red kale), a protein (ahi tuna, the fish used in poké; mahi mahi or salmon), a sauce and toppings. Soft drinks come in the form of homemade iced teas and there's a soft-serve ice cream machine for afters.
 
 
 

Balans Soho Society - Seven Dials

Opened late June 2016

Balans Soho Society - Seven Dials Opened late June 2016 Located in Seven Dials near Covent Garden, the 60-cover Balans Soho Society cafe offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper and late-night dining. Overseen by head chef Crispin Chetwynd, who has spent time touring the globe with the likes of Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd, the seasonally-changing menu features quality produce from the likes of The Ginger Pig and H.Forman & Sons. Sip on a cocktail - the Porn Star Martini and the Society Teddy Bear are among the spirits to choose from - while taking in the quirky interiors by celebrated interior designer Simon Costin, who made his name creating outlandish fashion shows for Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Hermes. Part of the Balans Soho Society family, the Seven Dials cafe joins the collection of four restaurants and two cafes spread across London - in Soho, Kensington and Westfield east and west. 2016/06/30 Where:
Balans Soho Society - Seven Dials, 32-34 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials London, WC2H 9HA
Category: Cafes and Delis

Balans Soho Society - Seven Dials, 32-34 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London, WC2H 9HA

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon Muffin
Located in Seven Dials near Covent Garden, the 60-cover Balans Soho Society cafe offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, supper and late-night dining. Overseen by head chef Crispin Chetwynd, who has spent time touring the globe with the likes of Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd, the seasonally-changing menu features quality produce from the likes of The Ginger Pig and H.Forman & Sons. Sip on a cocktail - the Porn Star Martini and the Society Teddy Bear are among the spirits to choose from - while taking in the quirky interiors by celebrated interior designer Simon Costin, who made his name creating outlandish fashion shows for Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Hermes. Part of the Balans Soho Society family, the Seven Dials cafe joins the collection of four restaurants and two cafes spread across London - in Soho, Kensington and Westfield east and west.
 
 
 

Belpassi Bros

Opened June 2016

Belpassi Bros Opened June 2016 Swapping the streets of Spitalfields for south London, twin brothers Livio and Lorenzo Belpassi give us a permanent version of their much-loved meatball truck. Sticking with their philosophy of simplicity and quality ingredients, the 40 cover Belpassi Bros restaurant and bar in Tooting is just a few miles from where they started. The bricks and mortar site follows a series of creative collaborations including a month-long House of Peroni pop-up, a partnership with The Doodle Bar, and a menu within Bites, Camera, Action Union Street Cafe. Expanding their business from a vintage 1967 Fiat van at Old Spitalfields Market, the Tooting restaurant menu is all about the meatballs - their classic beef and pork meatball - and homemade sauces, served in a sandwich or on a base of polenta or homemade pasta. You can also choose from a selection of cicchetti, salumi and sandwiches, plus daily specials and desserts - all inspired by the brothers' knowledge of the Italian kitchen inherited from their Italian father. 2016/06/30 Where:
Belpassi Bros, 70 Tooting High Street London, SW17 0RN
Category: American Cuisine

Belpassi Bros, 70 Tooting High Street, London, SW17 0RN

Tube: Tooting Broadway Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo Belpassi
Swapping the streets of Spitalfields for south London, twin brothers Livio and Lorenzo Belpassi give us a permanent version of their much-loved meatball truck. Sticking with their philosophy of simplicity and quality ingredients, the 40 cover Belpassi Bros restaurant and bar in Tooting is just a few miles from where they started. The bricks and mortar site follows a series of creative collaborations including a month-long House of Peroni pop-up, a partnership with The Doodle Bar, and a menu within Bites, Camera, Action Union Street Cafe. Expanding their business from a vintage 1967 Fiat van at Old Spitalfields Market, the Tooting restaurant menu is all about the meatballs - their classic beef and pork meatball - and homemade sauces, served in a sandwich or on a base of polenta or homemade pasta. You can also choose from a selection of cicchetti, salumi and sandwiches, plus daily specials and desserts - all inspired by the brothers' knowledge of the Italian kitchen inherited from their Italian father.
 
 
 

Strut & Cluck

Opened June 2016

Strut & Cluck Opened June 2016 Banish all thoughts of turkey twizzlers. At Strut & Cluck turkey isn't just for Christmas, it's celebrated as the hero ingredient it truly is. One of the leanest and most nutritious sources of protein available, the turkey served at Strut & Cluck is free range and carefully sourced from selected farms in East Anglia, marinated for 24 hours and combined with seasonal ingredients and bold flavours, inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean heritage of co-founders, Amir and Limor Chen's. Dishes include Josper-grilled turkey drumstick marinated in the family spice blend with roasted vegetables and herbs, tahini, pomegranate molasses and schug; Slow-roasted turkey thigh on a bed of caramelised red onions and sweet potatoes; and turkey sandwich reinvented, grilled sourdough with hand-pulled turkey, pickled onion mayo, pickled eggs and feta-stuffed peppers. 2016/06/30 Where:
Strut & Cluck, London, E1 6AW
Category: British Cuisine

Strut & Cluck, , London, E1 6AW

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
Banish all thoughts of turkey twizzlers. At Strut & Cluck turkey isn't just for Christmas, it's celebrated as the hero ingredient it truly is. One of the leanest and most nutritious sources of protein available, the turkey served at Strut & Cluck is free range and carefully sourced from selected farms in East Anglia, marinated for 24 hours and combined with seasonal ingredients and bold flavours, inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean heritage of co-founders, Amir and Limor Chen's. Dishes include Josper-grilled turkey drumstick marinated in the family spice blend with roasted vegetables and herbs, tahini, pomegranate molasses and schug; Slow-roasted turkey thigh on a bed of caramelised red onions and sweet potatoes; and turkey sandwich reinvented, grilled sourdough with hand-pulled turkey, pickled onion mayo, pickled eggs and feta-stuffed peppers.
 
 
 

Trade Union

Opened June 2016

Trade Union Opened June 2016 The team behind the Grand Union bars have now ventured into new territory with the opening of Trade Union. Located in Wapping, the unique venue is spread over a huge space - more than 6,000 square foot - and brings together coffee, cocktails and pizza as well as haircuts and flowers. A playground for grown-ups, it's a vibrant hub for local workers - there are charging points throughout - weekend brunchers and nightlife devotees, with a seasonally changing cocktail bar, speciality Vagabond coffeehouse and Bushwick & Co. pizza counter, serving sourdough pizzas with artisanal toppings and New York Italian-inspired dishes. Adding to that, visitors can get their hair cut or beard trimmed at the Drakes of London barber and pick up some flowers at the Maua London florist. 2016/06/30 Where:
Trade Union, Thomas More Square London, E1W 1YW
Category:

Trade Union, Thomas More Square, London, E1W 1YW

Tube: Tower Hill Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
The team behind the Grand Union bars have now ventured into new territory with the opening of Trade Union. Located in Wapping, the unique venue is spread over a huge space - more than 6,000 square foot - and brings together coffee, cocktails and pizza as well as haircuts and flowers. A playground for grown-ups, it's a vibrant hub for local workers - there are charging points throughout - weekend brunchers and nightlife devotees, with a seasonally changing cocktail bar, speciality Vagabond coffeehouse and Bushwick & Co. pizza counter, serving sourdough pizzas with artisanal toppings and New York Italian-inspired dishes. Adding to that, visitors can get their hair cut or beard trimmed at the Drakes of London barber and pick up some flowers at the Maua London florist.
 
 
 

Heist Bank

Opened 29th June 2016

Heist Bank Opened 29th June 2016 Heist Bank, a relaxed day to night restaurant specialising in wood-fired pizza, beer and fresh flowers is the second opening from the people who brought us Coin Laundry in Exmouth Market. Filled with seasonal flowers from its in-house florist, Botanique, who also have a flower shop on Exmouth Market, Heist Bank also has bikes stationed outside for guests to borrow and explore the canalside area nearby - picturesque Little Venice is London's equivalent to the Italian floating city . Also straight from Italy, is Heist Bank's wood burning oven which turns out delicious pizzas topped with local cheeses, cured meats and seasonal ingredients. Added extras include fresh salads and slow roasted lamb, steak and trout, all cooked in the wood burning oven. A Mr Whippy ice cream machine with grown-up toppings takes care of pudding with a nostalgic nod to the seventies. 2016/06/29 Where:
Heist Bank, 5 North Wharf Road London, W2 1LA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Heist Bank, 5 North Wharf Road, London, W2 1LA

Tube: Paddington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
Heist Bank, a relaxed day to night restaurant specialising in wood-fired pizza, beer and fresh flowers is the second opening from the people who brought us Coin Laundry in Exmouth Market. Filled with seasonal flowers from its in-house florist, Botanique, who also have a flower shop on Exmouth Market, Heist Bank also has bikes stationed outside for guests to borrow and explore the canalside area nearby - picturesque Little Venice is London's equivalent to the Italian floating city . Also straight from Italy, is Heist Bank's wood burning oven which turns out delicious pizzas topped with local cheeses, cured meats and seasonal ingredients. Added extras include fresh salads and slow roasted lamb, steak and trout, all cooked in the wood burning oven. A Mr Whippy ice cream machine with grown-up toppings takes care of pudding with a nostalgic nod to the seventies.
 
 
 

Simmons Liverpool Street

Opened 29th June 2016

Simmons Liverpool Street Opened 29th June 2016 The award-winning Simmons bar group, whose bars keep cropping up all over town, is best known for its weird and wonderful interiors and dangerously-generous happy hours. Decorated much like your crazy Granny's front room, Simmons bars are adorned with nic-nacs and bric a brac, funky lampshades and wild wallpaper. Order a cocktail and you can choose from Sex with a lad, G & Tea or Long Island Iced Tea, all served in a in Bottomless Cocktail Teapot. If you're hooked you can find more of this sort of thing at Simmons bars in Kings Cross, Camden, Soho, Tower Bridge, Fitzrovia and Fulham where the group also has The Chelsea Pensioner pub. 2016/06/29 Where:
Simmons Liverpool Street, 21 Widegate Street London, E1 7HP
Category: Bars

Simmons Liverpool Street, 21 Widegate Street, London, E1 7HP

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

 
 
The award-winning Simmons bar group, whose bars keep cropping up all over town, is best known for its weird and wonderful interiors and dangerously-generous happy hours. Decorated much like your crazy Granny's front room, Simmons bars are adorned with nic-nacs and bric a brac, funky lampshades and wild wallpaper. Order a cocktail and you can choose from Sex with a lad, G & Tea or Long Island Iced Tea, all served in a in Bottomless Cocktail Teapot. If you're hooked you can find more of this sort of thing at Simmons bars in Kings Cross, Camden, Soho, Tower Bridge, Fitzrovia and Fulham where the group also has The Chelsea Pensioner pub.
 
 
 

Byron, Richmond

Opened Byron Richmond opens on Saturday 25th June and will be offering 25p hamburgers on Tuesday 28th June from 5pm-10pm. 2016

Byron, Richmond Opened Byron Richmond opens on Saturday 25th June and will be offering 25p hamburgers on Tuesday 28th June from 5pm-10pm. 2016 One of London's most popular burger chains - expect to find queues at many of the central Locations - Byron believes in proper hamburgers, made from four cuts of properly sourced British beef and served in a squishy bun with minimum fuss. The simple menu, which offers a small range of burgers, classic sides and homemade sides, as well as a regularly changing special burger, has proved a hit. Drinks have also been carefully chosen, with a selection of craft beers and bourbons, thick milkshakes and hard shakes, and craft sodas - all of which are perfect partners to a juicy burger. This Richmond branch has a unique design, with a Glasshouse Garden theme that features exposed bleached timber, roof lights and soft nude walls, offset by green and copper tones and vivid purples and oranges. 2016/06/25 Where:
Byron, Richmond, 26 Hill Street London, TW9 1TW
Category: American Cuisine

Byron, Richmond, 26 Hill Street, London, TW9 1TW

Tube: Richmond Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
One of London's most popular burger chains - expect to find queues at many of the central Locations - Byron believes in proper hamburgers, made from four cuts of properly sourced British beef and served in a squishy bun with minimum fuss. The simple menu, which offers a small range of burgers, classic sides and homemade sides, as well as a regularly changing special burger, has proved a hit. Drinks have also been carefully chosen, with a selection of craft beers and bourbons, thick milkshakes and hard shakes, and craft sodas - all of which are perfect partners to a juicy burger. This Richmond branch has a unique design, with a Glasshouse Garden theme that features exposed bleached timber, roof lights and soft nude walls, offset by green and copper tones and vivid purples and oranges.
 
 
 

Flat Iron, Shoreditch

Opened Flat Iron Shoreditch opens on 20th June 2016, when all diners will be treated to a free steak and side. 2016

Flat Iron, Shoreditch Opened Flat Iron Shoreditch opens on 20th June 2016, when all diners will be treated to a free steak and side. 2016 The fourth member of the Flat Iron family, this Shoreditch branch will be the first to open outside of central London, bringing the much-loved £10 flat iron steak, dripping cooked chips and creamed spinach to east London. Along with the novelty meat cleavers and regular specials, it will also have a huge spit roast to cook larger cuts of meat, coffee from Red Roaster, which will cost just £1 during the day, cakes, free wifi and plug sockets galore, making it perfect for the growing number of freelancers in London. If they can get passed the queues for which Flat Iron has become accustomed to, that is. Fancy more Flat Iron? Branches can also be found on Bleak Street , Denmark Street and Henrietta Street . 2016/06/20 Where:
Flat Iron, Shoreditch, 77 Curtain Road London, EC2A 3BS
Category: American Cuisine

Flat Iron, Shoreditch, 77 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
The fourth member of the Flat Iron family, this Shoreditch branch will be the first to open outside of central London, bringing the much-loved £10 flat iron steak, dripping cooked chips and creamed spinach to east London. Along with the novelty meat cleavers and regular specials, it will also have a huge spit roast to cook larger cuts of meat, coffee from Red Roaster, which will cost just £1 during the day, cakes, free wifi and plug sockets galore, making it perfect for the growing number of freelancers in London. If they can get passed the queues for which Flat Iron has become accustomed to, that is. Fancy more Flat Iron? Branches can also be found on Bleak Street , Denmark Street and Henrietta Street .
 
 
 

Zia Lucia

Opened 17th June 2016

Zia Lucia Opened 17th June 2016 You get a choice of four Italian 48-hour slow fermented doughs at Zia Lucia , a rather special pizza place in Islington inspired and named after Auntie Lucia: a warm, generous host whose recipes and hospitality have been brought from Rome to London by founders, friends and Holloway residents, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D'Angelo. Take traditional flour dough, healthy wholemeal, gluten free or the unusual vegetable charcoal black base and top with pecorino cheese, truffle honey, asparagus, spicy orange sauce and toasted almonds - just some of the more unusual toppings. Run by a team of family, friends and locals, Italians who are passionate about pizza, Zia Lucia's general manager Alessio is a well-known figure in the local neighbourhood, having lived and worked on Holloway Road for over 20 years. With a capacity of 46 and an outside seating area for 10, customers can see into the open kitchen while enjoying pizzas, negronis, bottled beers - from Italy but locally brewed in London - as well as wine and prosecco sourced from small Italian producers back home. 2016/06/17 Where:
Zia Lucia, 157 Holloway Road London, N7 8LX
Category: Italian Cuisine

Zia Lucia, 157 Holloway Road, London, N7 8LX

Tube: Holloway Road Station, Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
You get a choice of four Italian 48-hour slow fermented doughs at Zia Lucia , a rather special pizza place in Islington inspired and named after Auntie Lucia: a warm, generous host whose recipes and hospitality have been brought from Rome to London by founders, friends and Holloway residents, Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D'Angelo. Take traditional flour dough, healthy wholemeal, gluten free or the unusual vegetable charcoal black base and top with pecorino cheese, truffle honey, asparagus, spicy orange sauce and toasted almonds - just some of the more unusual toppings. Run by a team of family, friends and locals, Italians who are passionate about pizza, Zia Lucia's general manager Alessio is a well-known figure in the local neighbourhood, having lived and worked on Holloway Road for over 20 years. With a capacity of 46 and an outside seating area for 10, customers can see into the open kitchen while enjoying pizzas, negronis, bottled beers - from Italy but locally brewed in London - as well as wine and prosecco sourced from small Italian producers back home.
 
 
 

The Barbary

Opened 15th June 2016

The Barbary Opened 15th June 2016 What happens when you can't get a seat in one of London's most desirable restaurants? They open a new one, thankfully. The second restaurant from siblings Layo and Zoe Paskin, Assaf Granit and Uri Navon who also own The Palomar, you'll find The Barbary in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. The menu reflects the countries along the Barbary Coast through to the Mediterranean Sea leading to Israel. The mood of the food is 'grilling and baking from the Barbary Coast to Jerusalem' so you get Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan food like grilled duck hearts, sirloin steaks, octopus mashawsha, and asparagus with black tahini. Eat at the silver metal bar that wraps around the open kitchen and take in the theatre of the chefs at work. The slight snag - the place is tiny... and it doesn't take reservations. In short, be prepared to queue. 2016/06/15 Where:
The Barbary, 16 Neal's Yard London, WC2H 9DP
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

The Barbary, 16 Neal's Yard, London, WC2H 9DP

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
What happens when you can't get a seat in one of London's most desirable restaurants? They open a new one, thankfully. The second restaurant from siblings Layo and Zoe Paskin, Assaf Granit and Uri Navon who also own The Palomar, you'll find The Barbary in Neal's Yard, Covent Garden. The menu reflects the countries along the Barbary Coast through to the Mediterranean Sea leading to Israel. The mood of the food is 'grilling and baking from the Barbary Coast to Jerusalem' so you get Moroccan, Algerian, Tunisian, Libyan food like grilled duck hearts, sirloin steaks, octopus mashawsha, and asparagus with black tahini. Eat at the silver metal bar that wraps around the open kitchen and take in the theatre of the chefs at work. The slight snag - the place is tiny... and it doesn't take reservations. In short, be prepared to queue.
 
 
 

The Four Sisters Townhouse

Opened June 2016

The Four Sisters Townhouse Opened June 2016 Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail bar from the team behind The Four Sisters Bar in Islington. Tucked away on the cobbled street of Bow Lane, an area regularly featured in Charles Dickens novels, the bar boasts a weekly changing menu of expertly crafted drinks using homemade barrel-aged aromatic bitters, tinctures, curds, syrups, foams and cordials. Choose from quality classics and contemporary signatures or sample one of the unusual spirits alongside a British artisan sandwich or grazing board. With old leather wingback chairs, banquette seating and eclectic curiosities salvaged from around London, it combines classic glamour with Dickensian charm. 2016/06/15 Where:
The Four Sisters Townhouse, 5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane London, EC4M 9EH
Category: Bars

The Four Sisters Townhouse, 5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9EH

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
Falling somewhere between an old curiosity shop and a sumptuous Victorian gentleman's club, The Four Sisters Townhouse is an elegant, intimate cocktail bar from the team behind The Four Sisters Bar in Islington. Tucked away on the cobbled street of Bow Lane, an area regularly featured in Charles Dickens novels, the bar boasts a weekly changing menu of expertly crafted drinks using homemade barrel-aged aromatic bitters, tinctures, curds, syrups, foams and cordials. Choose from quality classics and contemporary signatures or sample one of the unusual spirits alongside a British artisan sandwich or grazing board. With old leather wingback chairs, banquette seating and eclectic curiosities salvaged from around London, it combines classic glamour with Dickensian charm.
 
 
 

Yard Sale Pizza Finsbury Park

Opened 13th June 2016

Yard Sale Pizza Finsbury Park Opened 13th June 2016 Having built up a loyal following from its original Clapton home, chef Nick Buckland and the Yard Sale Pizza team branch out to a second pizza joint in Finsbury Park. The menu of five staple pizzas is added to with a regular rotation of specials, all handmade from double fermented dough and stone baked for bubbly crusts. Try out the likes of The Holy Pepperoni with Cobble Lane pepperoni, Napoli piccante, and crumbled Nduja sausage, or 'TSB' with tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. All pizzas are available in both 12" and super­size 18" for sharing. A selection of homemade dips, salads, sides such as cheese and marmite garlic bread, Nonna's gelato, local London beers, Borough Wines, and soft drinks complete the line-up. As well as old favourites from Clapton there are some pizzas exclusive to Finsbury Park including a collaboration with Hackney's Five Points Brewery: 'The Mullered Mushroom' - mushrooms braised in London Smoke beer. 2016/06/13 Where:
Yard Sale Pizza Finsbury Park, 54 Blackstock Road London, N4 2DW
Category: Italian Cuisine

Yard Sale Pizza Finsbury Park, 54 Blackstock Road, London, N4 2DW

Tube: Finsbury Park Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
Having built up a loyal following from its original Clapton home, chef Nick Buckland and the Yard Sale Pizza team branch out to a second pizza joint in Finsbury Park. The menu of five staple pizzas is added to with a regular rotation of specials, all handmade from double fermented dough and stone baked for bubbly crusts. Try out the likes of The Holy Pepperoni with Cobble Lane pepperoni, Napoli piccante, and crumbled Nduja sausage, or 'TSB' with tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. All pizzas are available in both 12" and super­size 18" for sharing. A selection of homemade dips, salads, sides such as cheese and marmite garlic bread, Nonna's gelato, local London beers, Borough Wines, and soft drinks complete the line-up. As well as old favourites from Clapton there are some pizzas exclusive to Finsbury Park including a collaboration with Hackney's Five Points Brewery: 'The Mullered Mushroom' - mushrooms braised in London Smoke beer.
 
 
 

Ostuni Restaurant - Highgate

Opened 10th June 2016

Ostuni Restaurant - Highgate Opened 10th June 2016 Concentrating on the cuisine and wines of Puglia, "the scorched heel of Italy" (Evening Standard), Ostuni in Queens Park and in Highgate Village is all about simplicity and flavour. Mixed antipasti - a small plate of salami and olives, meatballs, mussels, croquettes, friselle, pickles and bread - is followed by pastas of the region. Orecchiette di grano arso with cime di rapa, salted anchovy, chilli and garlic or beef featherblade braciole, meatball, cacioricotta. Puglia's seafood specialities are also well represented with shellfish pastas, wild sea bass and bream cooked in a salt crust, or a rich stew of octopus in clay pot with black chickpeas. As for meat, their 'fornello pronto' stone oven is fired up with charcoal every evening to give aroma and flavour to succulent 'bombette' stuffed with provolone, T-bone steaks, devilled baby chicken and more. Elegant yet functional, the dining space is decorated with distressed furniture, antique farming tools and Locorotondo stone on the walls. 2016/06/10 Where:
Ostuni Restaurant - Highgate, 1 Hampstead Lane London, N6 4RS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Ostuni Restaurant - Highgate, 1 Hampstead Lane, London, N6 4RS

Tube: Highgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
Concentrating on the cuisine and wines of Puglia, "the scorched heel of Italy" (Evening Standard), Ostuni in Queens Park and in Highgate Village is all about simplicity and flavour. Mixed antipasti - a small plate of salami and olives, meatballs, mussels, croquettes, friselle, pickles and bread - is followed by pastas of the region. Orecchiette di grano arso with cime di rapa, salted anchovy, chilli and garlic or beef featherblade braciole, meatball, cacioricotta. Puglia's seafood specialities are also well represented with shellfish pastas, wild sea bass and bream cooked in a salt crust, or a rich stew of octopus in clay pot with black chickpeas. As for meat, their 'fornello pronto' stone oven is fired up with charcoal every evening to give aroma and flavour to succulent 'bombette' stuffed with provolone, T-bone steaks, devilled baby chicken and more. Elegant yet functional, the dining space is decorated with distressed furniture, antique farming tools and Locorotondo stone on the walls.
 
 
 

Pop Fields

Opened 10th June 2016

Pop Fields Opened 10th June 2016 Play sport, watch all the sporting action and kick back with food and drink at Pop Fields, the place to go in Brixton for a summer of sport. With an artificial sports pitch the 800-capacity space, which opens for the first EURO 2016 match, has a big 3 x 5 metre screen showing live sports and films. But it's not just about watching the action, you can have a go yourself playing 4-a-side football, mini-tennis, basketball and touch rugby. Local schools and clubs can use the space and host tournaments for free and it's also available to hire for special events. An extension of the Pop Brixton site, Pop Fields has two bars - local Brixton Brewery has set up a new bar for the summer - and street food kiosks serving up summer specials and halftime oranges. Open until 9.30pm, Pop Fields doesn't close till even later if matches go overtime (so you won't miss out when it goes to penalties). 2016/06/10 Where:
Pop Fields, 49 Brixton Station Road London, SW9 8PQ
Category: Attractions for Kids

Pop Fields, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey Thigh
Play sport, watch all the sporting action and kick back with food and drink at Pop Fields, the place to go in Brixton for a summer of sport. With an artificial sports pitch the 800-capacity space, which opens for the first EURO 2016 match, has a big 3 x 5 metre screen showing live sports and films. But it's not just about watching the action, you can have a go yourself playing 4-a-side football, mini-tennis, basketball and touch rugby. Local schools and clubs can use the space and host tournaments for free and it's also available to hire for special events. An extension of the Pop Brixton site, Pop Fields has two bars - local Brixton Brewery has set up a new bar for the summer - and street food kiosks serving up summer specials and halftime oranges. Open until 9.30pm, Pop Fields doesn't close till even later if matches go overtime (so you won't miss out when it goes to penalties).
 
 
 

The Frog

Opened 8th June 2016

The Frog Opened 8th June 2016 At just 27 years of age Adam Handling is a hot young chef tipped as one of the '30 under 30 to watch' by the Caterer magazine. Not one to sit back and stop with his coveted three rosettes award from the AA at his 'Adam Handling at Caxton' restaurant in SW1, he's made a leap east with The Frog in Ely's Yard. This Spitalfields restaurant prides itself on cultivating young talent and offers a menu which plays on Adam's distinctive cooking style - combining technical savvy with quality produce, his love of Asian flavours and a lightly theatrical touch. Opt for the daily-changing 5-course tasting menu and you can expect dishes like crab doughnuts and 'Beetroot, Beetroot and More Beetroot'. Working with art students, up and coming DJs, young wine-makers and food producers, Adam is all about homegrown talent, whether it's guest chefs or - quite literally - growing herbs and ingredients in the restaurant. Sip on craft beers from micro-breweries, new age wines from young winemakers, curated cocktails and in-house made kombucha, either at the restaurant tables or at the wooden-topped bar. 2016/06/08 Where:
The Frog, 2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street London, E1 6QR
Category: British Cuisine

The Frog, 2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam Handling
At just 27 years of age Adam Handling is a hot young chef tipped as one of the '30 under 30 to watch' by the Caterer magazine. Not one to sit back and stop with his coveted three rosettes award from the AA at his 'Adam Handling at Caxton' restaurant in SW1, he's made a leap east with The Frog in Ely's Yard. This Spitalfields restaurant prides itself on cultivating young talent and offers a menu which plays on Adam's distinctive cooking style - combining technical savvy with quality produce, his love of Asian flavours and a lightly theatrical touch. Opt for the daily-changing 5-course tasting menu and you can expect dishes like crab doughnuts and 'Beetroot, Beetroot and More Beetroot'. Working with art students, up and coming DJs, young wine-makers and food producers, Adam is all about homegrown talent, whether it's guest chefs or - quite literally - growing herbs and ingredients in the restaurant. Sip on craft beers from micro-breweries, new age wines from young winemakers, curated cocktails and in-house made kombucha, either at the restaurant tables or at the wooden-topped bar.
 
 
 

Swingers

Opened 27th May 2016

Swingers Opened 27th May 2016 It started out in 2015 as a pop up in Shoreditch but a year later Swingers gets a permanent bigger and better home at Brown's Buildings, between St Mary Axe and Bury Street, in a former WWII bunker in the City. Ideal for those who fancy a bit of a competitive sports while they socialise, Swingers combines two crazy golf courses with a two-storey clubhouse. There's excellent street food from some of London's best vendors, including Patty and Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, and not one but five bars, each with its own speciality cocktails. Want to keep scores and order food while you're on the course? There's an app for that. 2016/05/27 Where:
Swingers, Brown's Buildings, Bury Street London, EC3A 4AF
Category:

Swingers, Brown's Buildings, Bury Street, London, EC3A 4AF

Tube: Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairs
It started out in 2015 as a pop up in Shoreditch but a year later Swingers gets a permanent bigger and better home at Brown's Buildings, between St Mary Axe and Bury Street, in a former WWII bunker in the City. Ideal for those who fancy a bit of a competitive sports while they socialise, Swingers combines two crazy golf courses with a two-storey clubhouse. There's excellent street food from some of London's best vendors, including Patty and Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, and not one but five bars, each with its own speciality cocktails. Want to keep scores and order food while you're on the course? There's an app for that.
 
 
 

Carluccio's London Marriott Hotel Regents Park

Opened 23rd May 2016

Carluccio's London Marriott Hotel Regents Park Opened 23rd May 2016 The first Carluccio's within a hotel, this cafe goes beyond the usual remit of Antonio Carluccio's well known Italian restaurant chain. Offering in-room dining for the residents of the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, this Carluccio's offers modern Italian all-day dining, a breakfast buffet and an extended bar menu, bespoke to the needs of the hotel guests. Those familiar with the Italian restaurants, found all over London, will know and love the antipasti sharing boards, small plates and handmade pasta that this chain does so well. Cocktail, spirits and wine by the glass and bottle are ideal for those evenings sitting at the bar, with large G&Ts served in balloon-style glasses and the popular Sbagliato Negroni (a softer version of the classic, with prosecco instead of gin). Breakfast, served 6am to 11am, includes hot and cold dishes like a proper Italian cooked breakfast, baked breads and pastries and coffee from beans specially roasted for Carluccio's in Italy. The deli has a good supply of salads and antipasti to take away and you can pick up a Carluccio's picnic to enjoy in nearby Regents Park. 2016/05/23 Where:
Carluccio's London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, 128 King Henry's Road London, NW3 3ST
Category: Italian Cuisine

Carluccio's London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, 128 King Henry's Road, London, NW3 3ST

Tube: Swiss Cottage Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairs
The first Carluccio's within a hotel, this cafe goes beyond the usual remit of Antonio Carluccio's well known Italian restaurant chain. Offering in-room dining for the residents of the London Marriott Hotel Regents Park, this Carluccio's offers modern Italian all-day dining, a breakfast buffet and an extended bar menu, bespoke to the needs of the hotel guests. Those familiar with the Italian restaurants, found all over London, will know and love the antipasti sharing boards, small plates and handmade pasta that this chain does so well. Cocktail, spirits and wine by the glass and bottle are ideal for those evenings sitting at the bar, with large G&Ts served in balloon-style glasses and the popular Sbagliato Negroni (a softer version of the classic, with prosecco instead of gin). Breakfast, served 6am to 11am, includes hot and cold dishes like a proper Italian cooked breakfast, baked breads and pastries and coffee from beans specially roasted for Carluccio's in Italy. The deli has a good supply of salads and antipasti to take away and you can pick up a Carluccio's picnic to enjoy in nearby Regents Park.
 
 
 

Randy's Wing Bar

Opened 21st May 2016

Randy's Wing Bar Opened 21st May 2016 Best friends Richard Thacker and Andy Watts, the first international competitors to be invited to the annual Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival in the US, are on a mission to bring the perfect chicken wing to London. After a series of pop-ups, festivals and events including Night Tales, The Star of Hackney Downs and a successful residency at Dalston Street Feast, Randy's Wing Bar has its first permanent site at the Here East development, close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney. Wing-lovers, it's what you've been waiting for. Randy's takes you around the world with five styles of wings: there's the traditional North American Buffalo (fried and tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce with truffle blue cheese) and the Bombay (marinated in Indian spices, oven baked, robata grilled and served with raita) while the Hanoi Tuk Tuk represents Vietnam with lightly battered, fried and tossed wings in a tangy Vietnamese fish sauce, served with crispy garlic and fresh coriander. Timber flooring, steampunk lighting and industrial lamps, communal tables and banquettes made of reclaimed wood keep things informal while glass doors open up to make the most of the canal-side location during the summer months. 2016/05/21 Where:
Randy's Wing Bar, Canal Side Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London, E15 2GW
Category:

Randy's Wing Bar, Canal Side Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, E15 2GW

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy Watts
Best friends Richard Thacker and Andy Watts, the first international competitors to be invited to the annual Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival in the US, are on a mission to bring the perfect chicken wing to London. After a series of pop-ups, festivals and events including Night Tales, The Star of Hackney Downs and a successful residency at Dalston Street Feast, Randy's Wing Bar has its first permanent site at the Here East development, close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Hackney. Wing-lovers, it's what you've been waiting for. Randy's takes you around the world with five styles of wings: there's the traditional North American Buffalo (fried and tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce with truffle blue cheese) and the Bombay (marinated in Indian spices, oven baked, robata grilled and served with raita) while the Hanoi Tuk Tuk represents Vietnam with lightly battered, fried and tossed wings in a tangy Vietnamese fish sauce, served with crispy garlic and fresh coriander. Timber flooring, steampunk lighting and industrial lamps, communal tables and banquettes made of reclaimed wood keep things informal while glass doors open up to make the most of the canal-side location during the summer months.
 
 
 

Gotto Trattoria

Opened 16th May 2016

Gotto Trattoria Opened 16th May 2016 Peter Hughes and Andrea Mantovani, who met at the Michelin starred Wild Honey before going on to open Mele e Pere in Soho, have set up their second restaurant with Gotto Trattoria in Hackney Wick. A seasonal Italian menu is served at the canalside restaurant with dishes like octopus polpette, Surrey farm T-bone steak alla fiorentina and agnolotti - ravioli-like stuffed pasta - with nettles, Cimbro cheese, sage and rosemary. To drink, there's craft beer, wine, cocktails and homemade vermouth while dolci choices to finish with include tart of the day, goat milk ice cream, tiramisu and Italian cheeses. Best of all is the canalside location in the former Olympic park, so you can cycle past the Aquatics Centre and around the Velodrome to build up an appetite. 2016/05/16 Where:
Gotto Trattoria, Canalside, Here East London, E20 3BS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Gotto Trattoria, Canalside, Here East, London, E20 3BS

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
Peter Hughes and Andrea Mantovani, who met at the Michelin starred Wild Honey before going on to open Mele e Pere in Soho, have set up their second restaurant with Gotto Trattoria in Hackney Wick. A seasonal Italian menu is served at the canalside restaurant with dishes like octopus polpette, Surrey farm T-bone steak alla fiorentina and agnolotti - ravioli-like stuffed pasta - with nettles, Cimbro cheese, sage and rosemary. To drink, there's craft beer, wine, cocktails and homemade vermouth while dolci choices to finish with include tart of the day, goat milk ice cream, tiramisu and Italian cheeses. Best of all is the canalside location in the former Olympic park, so you can cycle past the Aquatics Centre and around the Velodrome to build up an appetite.
 
 
 

Rosa's Victoria

Opened 16th May 2016

Rosa's Victoria Opened 16th May 2016 Perfectly positioned just a stone's throw from Victoria station, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a convenient and convivial spot to grab a quick lunch or early dinner. The menu combines a variety of Thai favourites, all reasonably-priced, from co-owner and head chef Saiphin Moore, including crispy spring rolls, spicy green curry and delicious Pad Thai. Signature plates of Pandan chicken wings and spicy seafood hotplate are served alongside a choice of cocktails. Continuing its expansion from a street food stall on East London's Brick Lane, this is the seventh branch of Rosa's Thai Cafe s et up by husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore, and follows on from sister restaurants in Spitalfields , Soho , Westfield Stratford , Chelsea and Carnaby . 2016/05/16 Where:
Rosa's Victoria, 25 Gillingham Street London, SW1V 1HN
Category: Thai Cuisine

Rosa's Victoria, 25 Gillingham Street, London, SW1V 1HN

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's Angel
Perfectly positioned just a stone's throw from Victoria station, Rosa's Thai Cafe is a convenient and convivial spot to grab a quick lunch or early dinner. The menu combines a variety of Thai favourites, all reasonably-priced, from co-owner and head chef Saiphin Moore, including crispy spring rolls, spicy green curry and delicious Pad Thai. Signature plates of Pandan chicken wings and spicy seafood hotplate are served alongside a choice of cocktails. Continuing its expansion from a street food stall on East London's Brick Lane, this is the seventh branch of Rosa's Thai Cafe s et up by husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore, and follows on from sister restaurants in Spitalfields , Soho , Westfield Stratford , Chelsea and Carnaby .
 
 
 

Bea's Cake Boutique

Opened May 2016

Bea's Cake Boutique Opened May 2016 One of London's best loved cake shops Bea's of Bloomsbury gets a new cafe and a new name in 2016. Since opening in 2008 Bea's has become well known for its sweet treats and cute cupcakes topped with American style buttercream icing, including the much-loved carrot cake - carrot, pecan and coconut sponge decorated with proper cream cheese icing. F rom May 2016, Bea's Cake Boutique opens on the corner of Devonshire Street and Marylebone High Street, showcasing all the best Bea's has to offer including their delicious cupcakes, Duffins, their famous afternoon teas and beautiful wedding cakes - available by consultation. At the same time the whole group becomes Bea's Cake Boutique, with some cosmetic changes for the stores in Maida Vale, St Paul's, Farringdon and the place where it all began, the cake shop in Bloomsbury. 2016/05/15 Where:
Bea's Cake Boutique, 27a Devonshire Street London, W1G 6PN
Category: French Cuisine

Bea's Cake Boutique, 27a Devonshire Street, London, W1G 6PN

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's Angel
One of London's best loved cake shops Bea's of Bloomsbury gets a new cafe and a new name in 2016. Since opening in 2008 Bea's has become well known for its sweet treats and cute cupcakes topped with American style buttercream icing, including the much-loved carrot cake - carrot, pecan and coconut sponge decorated with proper cream cheese icing. F rom May 2016, Bea's Cake Boutique opens on the corner of Devonshire Street and Marylebone High Street, showcasing all the best Bea's has to offer including their delicious cupcakes, Duffins, their famous afternoon teas and beautiful wedding cakes - available by consultation. At the same time the whole group becomes Bea's Cake Boutique, with some cosmetic changes for the stores in Maida Vale, St Paul's, Farringdon and the place where it all began, the cake shop in Bloomsbury.
 
 
 

Galvin at the Athenaeum

Opened May 2016

Galvin at the Athenaeum Opened May 2016 Chris and Jeff Galvin are the Michelin-starred chef brothers best known for Galvin at Windows , the destination restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. With this restaurant, part of a big four-month revamp of the Athenaeum Hotel in 2016, they have another restaurant-within-a-hotel in the Galvin group which launched HOP, a Galvin Pub de Luxe, in Spitalfields Market months before. 2016/05/15 Where:
Galvin at the Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly London, W1J 7BJ
Category: British Cuisine

Galvin at the Athenaeum, 116 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BJ

Tube: Green Park Station, Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's Angel
Chris and Jeff Galvin are the Michelin-starred chef brothers best known for Galvin at Windows , the destination restaurant on the 28th floor of the London Hilton on Park Lane. With this restaurant, part of a big four-month revamp of the Athenaeum Hotel in 2016, they have another restaurant-within-a-hotel in the Galvin group which launched HOP, a Galvin Pub de Luxe, in Spitalfields Market months before.
 
 
 

Morito Hackney

Opened May 2016

Morito Hackney Opened May 2016 Sam & Sam Clark, the husband and wife team who famously opened Moro on Exmouth Market in 1997, expand to their third restaurant in May 2016. In the same vein as Morito in Clerkenwell - their Moorish tapas and meze bar in Exmouth Market; like Moro but serving smaller portions - this sister restaurant in Hackney is headed up by Samantha Clark and Marianna Love, head chef at Moro, while Samuel Clark is permanently based at Moro. Moroccan breads, tapas and larger family-style plates for the whole table are made from ingredients sourced from southern Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Crete. Inside, a horseshoe shaped marble topped bar, large windows and inviting open kitchen allow for a light and airy space while handmade pottery and plants link the restaurant to nearby Columbia Road Flower Market . 2016/05/15 Where:
Morito Hackney, 195 Hackney Road London, E2 8JL
Category:

Morito Hackney, 195 Hackney Road, London, E2 8JL

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy Croker
Sam & Sam Clark, the husband and wife team who famously opened Moro on Exmouth Market in 1997, expand to their third restaurant in May 2016. In the same vein as Morito in Clerkenwell - their Moorish tapas and meze bar in Exmouth Market; like Moro but serving smaller portions - this sister restaurant in Hackney is headed up by Samantha Clark and Marianna Love, head chef at Moro, while Samuel Clark is permanently based at Moro. Moroccan breads, tapas and larger family-style plates for the whole table are made from ingredients sourced from southern Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Crete. Inside, a horseshoe shaped marble topped bar, large windows and inviting open kitchen allow for a light and airy space while handmade pottery and plants link the restaurant to nearby Columbia Road Flower Market .
 
 
 

Tombo, Poke & Matcha Bar

Opened May 2016

Tombo, Poke & Matcha Bar Opened May 2016 The food at this Japanese restaurant is healthy, very healthy. Serving matcha tea - the super booster with ten times more antioxidants than a cup of green tea - and sushi which comes in the shape of maki rolls, inari tofu parcels and sticky rice rolls filled with grilled eel, avocado and cucumber, you can be sure you're doing your liver a world of good by coming to Tombo. A sister cafe to the original family run restaurant in South Kensington, the Soho branch specialises in poké (pronounced POH-kay), the Hawaiian raw food sensation that has become something of a trend in London. Tombo, Poké & Matcha Bar also offers green teas by the cup - sourced from the foothills of Mount Fuji - alongside matcha lattes. But if you want to add just a hint of naughtiness to balance out all that healthy eating they do also offer sake, cocktails, matcha brownies and matcha soft serve, gateau and sundaes. 2016/05/15 Where:
Tombo, Poke & Matcha Bar, 28 D'Arblay Street London, W1F 8EW
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Tombo, Poke & Matcha Bar, 28 D'Arblay Street, London, W1F 8EW

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy Croker
The food at this Japanese restaurant is healthy, very healthy. Serving matcha tea - the super booster with ten times more antioxidants than a cup of green tea - and sushi which comes in the shape of maki rolls, inari tofu parcels and sticky rice rolls filled with grilled eel, avocado and cucumber, you can be sure you're doing your liver a world of good by coming to Tombo. A sister cafe to the original family run restaurant in South Kensington, the Soho branch specialises in poké (pronounced POH-kay), the Hawaiian raw food sensation that has become something of a trend in London. Tombo, Poké & Matcha Bar also offers green teas by the cup - sourced from the foothills of Mount Fuji - alongside matcha lattes. But if you want to add just a hint of naughtiness to balance out all that healthy eating they do also offer sake, cocktails, matcha brownies and matcha soft serve, gateau and sundaes.
 
 
 

The Savannah Bar and Restaurant

Opened 12th May 2016

The Savannah Bar and Restaurant Opened 12th May 2016 With its own separate entrance and set on two floors flooded with natural light, The Savannah is the restaurant and bar within the Wesley Hotel. Nature and sustainability are at the heart of the restaurant where European food is combined with the flavours of Africa and Asia i n dishes like African spiced pork belly with scallop, carrot and miso puree . Head Chef Alin Lucian Atanasiu gets his food from ethically sound producers like The Bread Factory in NW9, the Old Hall Farm near Luton for meat and fishmongers James Knight of Mayfair. Their produce is used in prawn tempura, pan-fried duck breast with bok choy and oven baked chicken breast with a ragout of wild mushrooms. Dessert of chocolate olive oil mousse is well worth trying, best accompanied by your pick of their biodynamic and organic wines. 2016/05/12 Where:
The Savannah Bar and Restaurant, 81-103 Euston Street London, NW1 2EZ
Category:

The Savannah Bar and Restaurant, 81-103 Euston Street, London, NW1 2EZ

Tube: Euston Square Station, Euston Station, Warren Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy Croker
With its own separate entrance and set on two floors flooded with natural light, The Savannah is the restaurant and bar within the Wesley Hotel. Nature and sustainability are at the heart of the restaurant where European food is combined with the flavours of Africa and Asia i n dishes like African spiced pork belly with scallop, carrot and miso puree . Head Chef Alin Lucian Atanasiu gets his food from ethically sound producers like The Bread Factory in NW9, the Old Hall Farm near Luton for meat and fishmongers James Knight of Mayfair. Their produce is used in prawn tempura, pan-fried duck breast with bok choy and oven baked chicken breast with a ragout of wild mushrooms. Dessert of chocolate olive oil mousse is well worth trying, best accompanied by your pick of their biodynamic and organic wines.
 
 
 

Farmer J

Opened 9th May 2016

Farmer J Opened 9th May 2016 Promising "wholesome, balanced, but above all tasty, fast food" Farmer J offers protein smoothies and pots of paleo granola for breakfast, char-grilled meat or fish for lunch and has space for 40 to eat in. Healthy ways to start the day include bowls of baked shakshuka - an energy-rich Israeli twist on poached eggs - along with cold-pressed juices and raw energy balls. For lunch there are set meals to have in or take away and you can add healthy grains, roasted veg and salads to your main meal. Ocean Trout in salsa verde comes with spiced and roasted sweet potatoes and kale Caesar salad, or try fiery Harissa Chicken with charred broccoli and toasted almond dressing. Healthy, filling and fast food. 2016/05/11 Where:
Farmer J, 107 Leadenhall Street London, EC3A 4AA
Category:

Farmer J, 107 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3A 4AA

Tube: Aldgate Station, Liverpool Street Station, Tower Hill Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy Croker
Promising "wholesome, balanced, but above all tasty, fast food" Farmer J offers protein smoothies and pots of paleo granola for breakfast, char-grilled meat or fish for lunch and has space for 40 to eat in. Healthy ways to start the day include bowls of baked shakshuka - an energy-rich Israeli twist on poached eggs - along with cold-pressed juices and raw energy balls. For lunch there are set meals to have in or take away and you can add healthy grains, roasted veg and salads to your main meal. Ocean Trout in salsa verde comes with spiced and roasted sweet potatoes and kale Caesar salad, or try fiery Harissa Chicken with charred broccoli and toasted almond dressing. Healthy, filling and fast food.
 
 
 

Humble Grape Fleet Street

Opened 11th May 2016

Humble Grape Fleet Street Opened 11th May 2016 A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea in 2015 and just a year later came a second one - occupying a huge space on St Bride's Passage, just off Fleet Street. Previously The Press House Wine Bar, once a famous drinking den for journalists, the Humble Grape is in the vaults of St Bride’s Church. A cavernous 200 seat wine bar, shop and events space, you'll also find an 18-seat private dining room and wine cellar down here. The wine list features around 30 wines available by the glass or carafe and over 200 wines available by the bottle to drink in or take away. Food is by head chef Anna Allan (previously at The Chelsea Arts Club and The Shed in Notting Hill) and pairs plates of octopus with chargrilled leeks, roast bone marrow with dipping soldiers and lamb stew with your wine. 2016/05/11 Where:
Humble Grape Fleet Street, 1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street London, EC4Y 8EJ
Category: Wine Bars

Humble Grape Fleet Street, 1 St Brides Passage, Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 8EJ

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy Croker
A wine bar and shop selling wines directly from independent vineyards, Humble Grape opened its first wine bar and shop in Battersea in 2015 and just a year later came a second one - occupying a huge space on St Bride's Passage, just off Fleet Street. Previously The Press House Wine Bar, once a famous drinking den for journalists, the Humble Grape is in the vaults of St Bride’s Church. A cavernous 200 seat wine bar, shop and events space, you'll also find an 18-seat private dining room and wine cellar down here. The wine list features around 30 wines available by the glass or carafe and over 200 wines available by the bottle to drink in or take away. Food is by head chef Anna Allan (previously at The Chelsea Arts Club and The Shed in Notting Hill) and pairs plates of octopus with chargrilled leeks, roast bone marrow with dipping soldiers and lamb stew with your wine.
 
 
 

Osteria 60

Opened 11th May 2016

Osteria 60 Opened 11th May 2016 Inspired by the traditional Milanese trattorias of the 1950s, Osteria 60 showcases the culinary talents of head chef Ivan Simeoli, who worked alongside Oliver Peyton for seven years. Adjacent to the Baglioni Hotel, the 88-seat restaurant makes the most of its 30-seat terrace area facing Kensington Gardens. The restaurant marries 'best of British' seasonal ingredients with Italian staples, resulting in a healthy approach to dishes which have a strong visual impact on the plate. Typical dishes include carpaccio of wild sea bass with sea urchins, scialatielli pasta with salt cod and amatriciana sauce as well as risotto with San Marzano tomatoes and smoked provolone. Lamb chop with Sicilian aubergine and caponata and veal Milanese with vignarola salad are among the main course meats while tiramisu croccante and Amalfi lemon tart with sorrel sorbet give you something sweet to savour. As a brilliant bonus, the bar - served by a separate menu of bruschetta, pasta dishes and cocktails - stays open till 1am. 2016/05/11 Where:
Osteria 60, 60 Hyde Park Gate London, SW7 5BB
Category: Italian Cuisine

Osteria 60, 60 Hyde Park Gate, London, SW7 5BB

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths Photography
Inspired by the traditional Milanese trattorias of the 1950s, Osteria 60 showcases the culinary talents of head chef Ivan Simeoli, who worked alongside Oliver Peyton for seven years. Adjacent to the Baglioni Hotel, the 88-seat restaurant makes the most of its 30-seat terrace area facing Kensington Gardens. The restaurant marries 'best of British' seasonal ingredients with Italian staples, resulting in a healthy approach to dishes which have a strong visual impact on the plate. Typical dishes include carpaccio of wild sea bass with sea urchins, scialatielli pasta with salt cod and amatriciana sauce as well as risotto with San Marzano tomatoes and smoked provolone. Lamb chop with Sicilian aubergine and caponata and veal Milanese with vignarola salad are among the main course meats while tiramisu croccante and Amalfi lemon tart with sorrel sorbet give you something sweet to savour. As a brilliant bonus, the bar - served by a separate menu of bruschetta, pasta dishes and cocktails - stays open till 1am.
 
 
 

The Breakfast Club, Hackney Wick

Opened 6th May 2016

The Breakfast Club, Hackney Wick Opened 6th May 2016 The likely winner of London's most Instagrammed breakfast , The Breakfast Club has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and now has numerous branches across the capital, each of which boasts a long queue out the door most weekends. This Hackney branch is found within new neighbourhoodHere East, on the site of the former Media Centre for the London Olympics 2012, and will be neighbours with other new eateries such as Randy's Wings Bar and Gotto. Portion sizes do seem to have become a little smaller in recent times at The Breakfast Club and they're certainly not as generous with the maple syrup as they once were but, with breakfast served all day and a fun décor that will make anyone smile, it's still one of London's top spots to enjoy pancakes, eggs and bacon. 2016/05/06 Where:
The Breakfast Club, Hackney Wick, 29 East Bay Lane, Canalside, Here East London, E15 2GW
Category: Cafes and Delis

The Breakfast Club, Hackney Wick, 29 East Bay Lane, Canalside, Here East, London, E15 2GW

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
The likely winner of London's most Instagrammed breakfast , The Breakfast Club has gone from strength to strength over the past few years and now has numerous branches across the capital, each of which boasts a long queue out the door most weekends. This Hackney branch is found within new neighbourhoodHere East, on the site of the former Media Centre for the London Olympics 2012, and will be neighbours with other new eateries such as Randy's Wings Bar and Gotto. Portion sizes do seem to have become a little smaller in recent times at The Breakfast Club and they're certainly not as generous with the maple syrup as they once were but, with breakfast served all day and a fun décor that will make anyone smile, it's still one of London's top spots to enjoy pancakes, eggs and bacon.
 
 
 

Notch

Opened 5th May 2016

Notch Opened 5th May 2016 Make like you're a kid again and perch on a swing while sipping on a cocktail four floors above Oxford Street. Notch, a rooftop bar on the fourth floor of the London Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, has all these summer perks plus Nikkei street food from Mark Morrans (ex Kurobuta, Nobu Melbourne, Naam) cooked in his little Fudo Shack. Japanese and South American fusion food with Peruvian flavours and techniques thrown in is served daily from 12pm to 10pm. Tacos, with fried chicken or pulled beef can be enjoyed in the midst of reclaimed school science tables sourced from a boatyard, bomb proof lighting and back bar shelving from an architectural salvage yard. Best of all is the row of swings overlooking the streets below; one to add to the best rooftop bars in London. 2016/05/05 Where:
Notch, 535 Oxford Street London, W1C 2QW
Category: Bars

Notch, 535 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2QW

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths Photography
Make like you're a kid again and perch on a swing while sipping on a cocktail four floors above Oxford Street. Notch, a rooftop bar on the fourth floor of the London Marriott Hotel on Park Lane, has all these summer perks plus Nikkei street food from Mark Morrans (ex Kurobuta, Nobu Melbourne, Naam) cooked in his little Fudo Shack. Japanese and South American fusion food with Peruvian flavours and techniques thrown in is served daily from 12pm to 10pm. Tacos, with fried chicken or pulled beef can be enjoyed in the midst of reclaimed school science tables sourced from a boatyard, bomb proof lighting and back bar shelving from an architectural salvage yard. Best of all is the row of swings overlooking the streets below; one to add to the best rooftop bars in London.
 
 
 

Talli Joe

Opened 4th May 2016

Talli Joe Opened 4th May 2016 With Sameer Taneja, formerly of the Michelin-starred Benares, as executive chef heading up the kitchen, Talli Joe, a casual, all-day restaurant and bar on Shaftesbury Avenue, promises to take you on a " journey of discovery through modern India". Imagine 'Joe' is a British traveller with an eye for the unusual, sampling dishes from Patna to Hyderabad, Kolkata to Goa. Stick with him and you'll get to try the Lawrence Road Kulcha (naan stuffed with cottage cheese and brushed with truffle ghee), named in tribute to a street-food haven in Amritsar, or Raghogarhi Fish Bake (baked sea bass and rice, wrapped in a banana leaf), a home-style dish discovered in Raghogarh. Punchy and potent cocktails deliver a distinct Indian accent - with the Keri Collins you get vodka, mango puree, lime and soda while the Amma's Special produces a mix of gin, cucumber, coriander, lime and sugar. 2016/05/04 Where:
Talli Joe, 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue London, WC2H 8HL
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Talli Joe, 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8HL

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths Photography
With Sameer Taneja, formerly of the Michelin-starred Benares, as executive chef heading up the kitchen, Talli Joe, a casual, all-day restaurant and bar on Shaftesbury Avenue, promises to take you on a " journey of discovery through modern India". Imagine 'Joe' is a British traveller with an eye for the unusual, sampling dishes from Patna to Hyderabad, Kolkata to Goa. Stick with him and you'll get to try the Lawrence Road Kulcha (naan stuffed with cottage cheese and brushed with truffle ghee), named in tribute to a street-food haven in Amritsar, or Raghogarhi Fish Bake (baked sea bass and rice, wrapped in a banana leaf), a home-style dish discovered in Raghogarh. Punchy and potent cocktails deliver a distinct Indian accent - with the Keri Collins you get vodka, mango puree, lime and soda while the Amma's Special produces a mix of gin, cucumber, coriander, lime and sugar.
 
 
 

Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch

Opened 1st May 2016

Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch Opened 1st May 2016 If you didn't already know (the name gives you a clue), the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch reveals its former life through the VIP booths in the bar - where prison cells are for cocktails, rather than spending a night in the slammer. The Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, a beautiful Grade II listed Edwardian building opposite the old Shoreditch Town Hall, has been converted into a 5 star boutique hotel complete with bowling alley, screening room, basement pool and a rooftop bar. The building, originally housing two court rooms and run as a courthouse for almost a century from 1903 until 1996, now has 128 guest rooms, a restaurant where the main courtroom used to be, three bars including the one on the roof, event spaces roomy enough for up to 800 people, mini cinema and two-lane bowling alley as well a working hub - that's bound to go down well with the remote workers of Shoreditch. 2016/05/01 Where:
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, 335-337 Old Street London, EC1V 9LL
Category: New Hotels

Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, 335-337 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LL

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cell
If you didn't already know (the name gives you a clue), the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch reveals its former life through the VIP booths in the bar - where prison cells are for cocktails, rather than spending a night in the slammer. The Old Magistrates Court and Police Station, a beautiful Grade II listed Edwardian building opposite the old Shoreditch Town Hall, has been converted into a 5 star boutique hotel complete with bowling alley, screening room, basement pool and a rooftop bar. The building, originally housing two court rooms and run as a courthouse for almost a century from 1903 until 1996, now has 128 guest rooms, a restaurant where the main courtroom used to be, three bars including the one on the roof, event spaces roomy enough for up to 800 people, mini cinema and two-lane bowling alley as well a working hub - that's bound to go down well with the remote workers of Shoreditch.
 
 
 

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Opened 26th April 2016

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station Opened 26th April 2016 The old fire station on Chiswick High Road is repurposed as an independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, with a forgotten courtyard, restored and refurbished to make an impressive outdoor drinking and dining space. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station is the fourth location belonging to the independent bar group Darwin & Wallace, adding to sister locations at No 32 The Old Town, overlooking Clapham Common, and No 1 Duke Street in Richmond. The open, naturally lit, stripped back utilitarian feel to this dining room recalls its heritage as a fire station, decorated with bespoke furnishings and artwork picked by The Hang Up Gallery in Stoke Newington. Interiors, done up in soft pinks, chalky whites and pale greys with upholstered sofas and terracotta tiles, are by designer Lou Davies of Box9 and architect Lionel Real de Azua who have worked with the group's founder Mel Marriot since 2013. The space, "more home than high-street", is a modern vision of the local pub with a cocktail menu and good quality food - from chicken kiev to blueberry ricotta pancakes - for relaxed all day eating and drinking. 2016/05/01 Where:
No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, 197-199 Chiswick High Road London, W4 2DR
Category: British Cuisine

No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, 197-199 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 2DR

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cell
The old fire station on Chiswick High Road is repurposed as an independent neighbourhood bar and restaurant, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station, with a forgotten courtyard, restored and refurbished to make an impressive outdoor drinking and dining space. No 197 Chiswick Fire Station is the fourth location belonging to the independent bar group Darwin & Wallace, adding to sister locations at No 32 The Old Town, overlooking Clapham Common, and No 1 Duke Street in Richmond. The open, naturally lit, stripped back utilitarian feel to this dining room recalls its heritage as a fire station, decorated with bespoke furnishings and artwork picked by The Hang Up Gallery in Stoke Newington. Interiors, done up in soft pinks, chalky whites and pale greys with upholstered sofas and terracotta tiles, are by designer Lou Davies of Box9 and architect Lionel Real de Azua who have worked with the group's founder Mel Marriot since 2013. The space, "more home than high-street", is a modern vision of the local pub with a cocktail menu and good quality food - from chicken kiev to blueberry ricotta pancakes - for relaxed all day eating and drinking.
 
 
 

Fox on the Green

Opened 28th April 2016

Fox on the Green Opened 28th April 2016 This pub in a grade II listed building on Upper Street which dates back to before Islington green even existed, in 1777, had a major overhaul in 2016, putting 'Fox' above the door once again. Family-friendly pub by day, 2-4-1 cocktails by night, the Fox on the Green appeals to every type of pub goer with local cask ales, craft beers, cocktails and a food menu that caters for the health conscious vegetarian as well as the gourmet pie and burger lover. Tapas, seasonal salads and vegetarian options are listed alongside gourmet pies and beef patties. Big screens for the big match and weekend music are also part of the package, there's quiz night on Thursdays, DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays and a Sunday roast to help you wind down on the weekend. 2016/04/28 Where:
Fox on the Green, 1 Islington Green London, N1 2XH
Category: Pubs

Fox on the Green, 1 Islington Green, London, N1 2XH

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cell
This pub in a grade II listed building on Upper Street which dates back to before Islington green even existed, in 1777, had a major overhaul in 2016, putting 'Fox' above the door once again. Family-friendly pub by day, 2-4-1 cocktails by night, the Fox on the Green appeals to every type of pub goer with local cask ales, craft beers, cocktails and a food menu that caters for the health conscious vegetarian as well as the gourmet pie and burger lover. Tapas, seasonal salads and vegetarian options are listed alongside gourmet pies and beef patties. Big screens for the big match and weekend music are also part of the package, there's quiz night on Thursdays, DJ nights on Fridays and Saturdays and a Sunday roast to help you wind down on the weekend.
 
 
 

The City Centre

Opened 23rd April 2016

The City Centre Opened 23rd April 2016 Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public events and a learning programme reveal the cultural gems and hidden corners of the historically rich financial district of London. As well as regularly changing exhibitions there's a permanent display of New London Architecture's The Developing City which reviews key moments over the City's 800 year history but also looks to the shape of the city between now and 2050. The City Centre is also available for private hire, with a board room, conference room and, for the first time ever, access to London's Roman Amphitheatre, opened up for private events for up to 200 people. 2016/04/23 Where:
The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street London, EC2V 5AR
Category: Art Galleries

The City Centre, 80 Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 5AR

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cell
Learn about the square mile, the area's 800 year history, its people and its architecture, at The City Centre, where exhibitions, public events and a learning programme reveal the cultural gems and hidden corners of the historically rich financial district of London. As well as regularly changing exhibitions there's a permanent display of New London Architecture's The Developing City which reviews key moments over the City's 800 year history but also looks to the shape of the city between now and 2050. The City Centre is also available for private hire, with a board room, conference room and, for the first time ever, access to London's Roman Amphitheatre, opened up for private events for up to 200 people.
 
 
 

Smokey Tails

Opened 22nd April 2016

Smokey Tails Opened 22nd April 2016 DJ Seth Troxler and Wilderness co-founder Jo Vidler are behind Smokey Tails which gets a permanent home at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen from April 2016. Decked out with sofas, cushioned benches, stone flooring and picnic bench tables the venue offers guests a relaxed, 'beats and eats' atmosphere. Smoked for hours before eventually being cooked on a BBQ in an open kitchen, the meat options include buffalo wings, short BBQ ribs and a pulled pork and cabbage bun, while side orders range from cous cous to a tomato salad. Seth Troxler's BBQ sauce, which has been passed down through family generations, is also a speciality. With the owners heavily involved in the music industry, the venue boasts a fine soundtrack every evening. Guests can expect to enjoy a whole range of music genres and, weather permitting, an outdoor BBQ brunch every Sunday. 2016/04/22 Where:
Smokey Tails, 2-4 Hoxton Square London, N1 6NU
Category: American Cuisine

Smokey Tails, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cell
DJ Seth Troxler and Wilderness co-founder Jo Vidler are behind Smokey Tails which gets a permanent home at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen from April 2016. Decked out with sofas, cushioned benches, stone flooring and picnic bench tables the venue offers guests a relaxed, 'beats and eats' atmosphere. Smoked for hours before eventually being cooked on a BBQ in an open kitchen, the meat options include buffalo wings, short BBQ ribs and a pulled pork and cabbage bun, while side orders range from cous cous to a tomato salad. Seth Troxler's BBQ sauce, which has been passed down through family generations, is also a speciality. With the owners heavily involved in the music industry, the venue boasts a fine soundtrack every evening. Guests can expect to enjoy a whole range of music genres and, weather permitting, an outdoor BBQ brunch every Sunday.
 
 
 

Brother Marcus

Opened 21st April 2016

Brother Marcus Opened 21st April 2016 With a retractable glass facade and a sunlit herb garden Brother Marcus brings a slice of indoor/outdoor living, Brooklyn style, to Balham. Serving all day brunch, Caravan Coffee and cocktails, the bar and event location is the brainchild of three school friends Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos who all have a passion for food. Brunch, served daily, seasonal salads and freshly baked gluten free cakes like lemon drizzle and almond and orange cakes are the type of thing you get here. Caravan quality green coffee and cold brew coffee, freshly prepared smoothies and shakes, craft beers and cocktails make up the drinks list. The Glover - tequila, ginger beer, pink grapefruit juice and a squeeze of lime - is topped with herbs and greens from the garden. Artwork on the walls is up for sale and supper clubs on select nights show their collaborative side - partnering up with Chicory Kitchen and STAKEhaus to start with. 2016/04/21 Where:
Brother Marcus, 9 Chestnut Grove London, SW12 8JA
Category: Cafes and Delis

Brother Marcus, 9 Chestnut Grove, London, SW12 8JA

Tube: Balham Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cell
With a retractable glass facade and a sunlit herb garden Brother Marcus brings a slice of indoor/outdoor living, Brooklyn style, to Balham. Serving all day brunch, Caravan Coffee and cocktails, the bar and event location is the brainchild of three school friends Alex Large, Arthur Campbell and Tasos Gaitanos who all have a passion for food. Brunch, served daily, seasonal salads and freshly baked gluten free cakes like lemon drizzle and almond and orange cakes are the type of thing you get here. Caravan quality green coffee and cold brew coffee, freshly prepared smoothies and shakes, craft beers and cocktails make up the drinks list. The Glover - tequila, ginger beer, pink grapefruit juice and a squeeze of lime - is topped with herbs and greens from the garden. Artwork on the walls is up for sale and supper clubs on select nights show their collaborative side - partnering up with Chicory Kitchen and STAKEhaus to start with.
 
 
 

The Stable, Whitechapel

Opened 21st April 2016

The Stable, Whitechapel Opened 21st April 2016 Handmade pizza cooked from scratch and cider sourced from the West Country are the two things The Stable does, and it does them well. Owners Nikki and Richard Cooper set up their Stable restaurants in Dorset and now have more than a dozen branches across the UK from Birmingham to Bridport. For their first London location, they've taken over a former nightclub on Whitechapel Road, and just as they do in their other restaurants, they've named some of their pizzas after local historical figures and locations. With long communal tables, the place has a casual air. Order at the bar and enjoy the pizza, pints plus regular music nights, and the popular Tuck In Tuesday - with selected pizzas, side salad and a drink for ten of your English pounds. 2016/04/21 Where:
The Stable, Whitechapel, 16-18 Whitechapel Road London, E1 1EW
Category: Italian Cuisine

The Stable, Whitechapel, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1EW

Tube: Aldgate East Station, Aldgate East Underground Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook Photography
Handmade pizza cooked from scratch and cider sourced from the West Country are the two things The Stable does, and it does them well. Owners Nikki and Richard Cooper set up their Stable restaurants in Dorset and now have more than a dozen branches across the UK from Birmingham to Bridport. For their first London location, they've taken over a former nightclub on Whitechapel Road, and just as they do in their other restaurants, they've named some of their pizzas after local historical figures and locations. With long communal tables, the place has a casual air. Order at the bar and enjoy the pizza, pints plus regular music nights, and the popular Tuck In Tuesday - with selected pizzas, side salad and a drink for ten of your English pounds.
 
 
 

MEATliquor East Dulwich

Opened 2016 2016

MEATliquor East Dulwich Opened 2016 2016 MEATliqour founders, Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis, first met at the Florence Brew pub car park in Herne Hill so it's something of a homecoming for this popular burger-and-cocktails joint to open on Lordship Lane six years later. With London branches in Shoreditch, Islington, Brixton, Covent Garden, West London and East Dulwich, the combination of American style burgers, chicken wings and cocktails has proved extremely popular. Unpretentious and effortlessly hip, burgers called things like The Dead Hippie and Dirty Chicken Cheeseburger - two of the most frequently ordered meals - are served on canteen style trays (no plates) at shared tables. While they claim not to be anti-vegetarian - there is a vegetarian option on the menu, to be fair - this is undoubtedly a big draw for the meat lovers of London. 2016/04/15 Where:
MEATliquor East Dulwich, 37 Lordship Lane London, SE22 8EW
Category: American Cuisine

MEATliquor East Dulwich, 37 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EW

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook Photography
MEATliqour founders, Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis, first met at the Florence Brew pub car park in Herne Hill so it's something of a homecoming for this popular burger-and-cocktails joint to open on Lordship Lane six years later. With London branches in Shoreditch, Islington, Brixton, Covent Garden, West London and East Dulwich, the combination of American style burgers, chicken wings and cocktails has proved extremely popular. Unpretentious and effortlessly hip, burgers called things like The Dead Hippie and Dirty Chicken Cheeseburger - two of the most frequently ordered meals - are served on canteen style trays (no plates) at shared tables. While they claim not to be anti-vegetarian - there is a vegetarian option on the menu, to be fair - this is undoubtedly a big draw for the meat lovers of London.
 
 
 

SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty

Opened Spring 2016

SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty Opened Spring 2016 An abbreviation of Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, SHOT offers healthy food in the heart of The City. Burnt out by DJing around the world, Asad Naqvi found healthy food and clean eating to be the only cure for the bone-tiredness he felt - something city workers can certainly relate to. Co-founded by Asad and Rahil Malik with advice from nutritionist, Alice Mackintosh, SHOT specialises in unprocessed food - 85 per cent of the ingredients on the menu are raw - with no artificial additives, preservatives, stabilisers, emulsifiers, flavourings or colourings and natural sugars only. Signature dishes include baked sweet potato and quinoa falafel, and spicy chicken pho made from bone broth and gluten free sweet potato and buckwheat noodles. They also stock a large range of cold press juices, health shots and super-food smoothies, made daily on site. Even better, in the 'Power Hour', stressed out city slickers can educate themselves during their lunch break while enjoying the delicious food on offer. 2016/04/15 Where:
SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, 23-23a Bride Lane London, EC4Y 8DT
Category: Cafes and Delis

SHOT: Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, 23-23a Bride Lane, London, EC4Y 8DT

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook Photography
An abbreviation of Simple, Healthy, Organic and Tasty, SHOT offers healthy food in the heart of The City. Burnt out by DJing around the world, Asad Naqvi found healthy food and clean eating to be the only cure for the bone-tiredness he felt - something city workers can certainly relate to. Co-founded by Asad and Rahil Malik with advice from nutritionist, Alice Mackintosh, SHOT specialises in unprocessed food - 85 per cent of the ingredients on the menu are raw - with no artificial additives, preservatives, stabilisers, emulsifiers, flavourings or colourings and natural sugars only. Signature dishes include baked sweet potato and quinoa falafel, and spicy chicken pho made from bone broth and gluten free sweet potato and buckwheat noodles. They also stock a large range of cold press juices, health shots and super-food smoothies, made daily on site. Even better, in the 'Power Hour', stressed out city slickers can educate themselves during their lunch break while enjoying the delicious food on offer.
 
 
 

Bodean's Covent Garden

Opened 14th April 2016

Bodean's Covent Garden Opened 14th April 2016 First set up by Andre Blais back in 2002 to bring the taste, style and soul of his beloved Kansas City barbecue to the UK, Bodean's continues to convince Londoners of the merits of authentic, slow-smoked American BBQ. This branch in Covent Garden, the seventh London restaurant for the Bodean family, occupies the space previously taken by Russell Norman's Mishkin's. The 60 seat Catherine Street restaurant, round the corner from the Royal Opera House, serves up the usual BBQ fare you'd expect from their other branches but also has some of its own dishes. 2016/04/14 Where:
Bodean's Covent Garden, 25 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JS
Category:

Bodean's Covent Garden, 25 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JS

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook Photography
First set up by Andre Blais back in 2002 to bring the taste, style and soul of his beloved Kansas City barbecue to the UK, Bodean's continues to convince Londoners of the merits of authentic, slow-smoked American BBQ. This branch in Covent Garden, the seventh London restaurant for the Bodean family, occupies the space previously taken by Russell Norman's Mishkin's. The 60 seat Catherine Street restaurant, round the corner from the Royal Opera House, serves up the usual BBQ fare you'd expect from their other branches but also has some of its own dishes.
 
 
 

Som Saa

Opened 11th April 2016

Som Saa Opened 11th April 2016 London Fields pop-up Som Saa establishes a permanent home in Spitalfields in 2016. What started out as a three month residency at Climpson's Arch in Hackney proved so popular it lasted a year. Food at the restaurant takes in all areas of Thailand from curries with fresh coconut milk to stir fries made with a mix of Thai and seasonal British ingredients. You'll find pad chaa aharn talay (stir fried prawns, clams and squid with lime leaves, young peppercorns and wild ginger) and pad grapow pbet (stir fried duck with holy basil and chillies and a crispy duck egg over rice) on the menu. Dishes for sharing include tom yam kha moo thort (a hot and sour soup with whole deep-fried pork hock). And for afters there are coconut milk puddings, including khao neio durian (sticky rice and coconut cream with durian) - a personal favourite of Andy Oliver, the MasterChef finalist who, along with general manager Tom George and chef Mark Dobbie, is the talent behind Som Saa. 2016/04/11 Where:
Som Saa, 43a Commercial Street London, E1 6BD
Category: Thai Cuisine

Som Saa, 43a Commercial Street, London, E1 6BD

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook Photography
London Fields pop-up Som Saa establishes a permanent home in Spitalfields in 2016. What started out as a three month residency at Climpson's Arch in Hackney proved so popular it lasted a year. Food at the restaurant takes in all areas of Thailand from curries with fresh coconut milk to stir fries made with a mix of Thai and seasonal British ingredients. You'll find pad chaa aharn talay (stir fried prawns, clams and squid with lime leaves, young peppercorns and wild ginger) and pad grapow pbet (stir fried duck with holy basil and chillies and a crispy duck egg over rice) on the menu. Dishes for sharing include tom yam kha moo thort (a hot and sour soup with whole deep-fried pork hock). And for afters there are coconut milk puddings, including khao neio durian (sticky rice and coconut cream with durian) - a personal favourite of Andy Oliver, the MasterChef finalist who, along with general manager Tom George and chef Mark Dobbie, is the talent behind Som Saa.
 
 
 

Four Winters

Opened 7th April 2016

Four Winters Opened 7th April 2016 Using liquid nitrogen to create customisable, made-to-order ice cream, Four Winters flash freezes its ice cream within seconds before your eyes. The result is not just impressive to watch, but creates super-smooth ice cream that captures the taste of the ingredients - something Heston Blumenthal has been advising us to do for years. Flavour choices celebrate the seasons, so you get options like Strawberry Lavender and The Bee's Knees, a sweet cream blended with honey and homemade spicy honey brittle, and the London-inspired Afternoon Tea, which mixes bite-size chunks of freshly baked scone with swirls of natural, strawberry jam. Traditionalists can opt for the solo range - one flavour choices include vanilla, chocolate or coconut - while ice cream experimentalists can salivate over peanut butter cup, banana cream pie and German chocolate cake flavour combinations. 2016/04/07 Where:
Four Winters, 103 Gloucester Road London, SW7 4RH
Category:

Four Winters, 103 Gloucester Road, London, SW7 4RH

Tube: Gloucester Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook Photography
Using liquid nitrogen to create customisable, made-to-order ice cream, Four Winters flash freezes its ice cream within seconds before your eyes. The result is not just impressive to watch, but creates super-smooth ice cream that captures the taste of the ingredients - something Heston Blumenthal has been advising us to do for years. Flavour choices celebrate the seasons, so you get options like Strawberry Lavender and The Bee's Knees, a sweet cream blended with honey and homemade spicy honey brittle, and the London-inspired Afternoon Tea, which mixes bite-size chunks of freshly baked scone with swirls of natural, strawberry jam. Traditionalists can opt for the solo range - one flavour choices include vanilla, chocolate or coconut - while ice cream experimentalists can salivate over peanut butter cup, banana cream pie and German chocolate cake flavour combinations.
 
 
 

Good & Proper Tea Leather Lane

Opened 7th April 2016

Good & Proper Tea Leather Lane Opened 7th April 2016 Despite the explosion of coffee shops on our high streets, tea is still the nation's number one when it comes to a cuppa - 165 million cups of tea are drunk in the UK every day. But while coffee has become the stuff of connoisseurs tea hasn't exactly undergone the same revolution. With Good & Proper Tea founder Emilie Holmes is on a mission to change all that, offering tea drinkers the quality and variety that coffee lovers have come to expect. Having roved around town and the summer festival circuit with a mobile brew bar, the tea company has set up two bricks and mortar sites - one in Shoreditch and this second, larger, outlet in Leather Lane. Each cup is carefully brewed - to precise timings and temperatures - using an extensive collection of black, oolong, green and white loose-leaf teas and herbs. Matcha Latte, with a regular milk or coconut milk, plus their own range of refreshing Cold Brew Teas are also served in the 28-seat restaurant where you can enjoy crumpets, cake and tea while watching the Steampunk brewing machine in action. 2016/04/07 Where:
Good & Proper Tea Leather Lane, 96a Leather Lane London, EC1N 7TX
Category: Cafes and Delis

Good & Proper Tea Leather Lane, 96a Leather Lane, London, EC1N 7TX

Tube: Farringdon Station, Chancery Lane Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear Here
Despite the explosion of coffee shops on our high streets, tea is still the nation's number one when it comes to a cuppa - 165 million cups of tea are drunk in the UK every day. But while coffee has become the stuff of connoisseurs tea hasn't exactly undergone the same revolution. With Good & Proper Tea founder Emilie Holmes is on a mission to change all that, offering tea drinkers the quality and variety that coffee lovers have come to expect. Having roved around town and the summer festival circuit with a mobile brew bar, the tea company has set up two bricks and mortar sites - one in Shoreditch and this second, larger, outlet in Leather Lane. Each cup is carefully brewed - to precise timings and temperatures - using an extensive collection of black, oolong, green and white loose-leaf teas and herbs. Matcha Latte, with a regular milk or coconut milk, plus their own range of refreshing Cold Brew Teas are also served in the 28-seat restaurant where you can enjoy crumpets, cake and tea while watching the Steampunk brewing machine in action.
 
 
 

Hemsley + Hemsley Cafe

Opened 4th April 2016

Hemsley + Hemsley Cafe Opened 4th April 2016 Sisters Jasmine and Melissa are the famous siblings behind Hemsley + Hemsley who together have built a successful business on healthy eating. Originally a bespoke catering service for private clients, they were soon catering for high-profile events for brands like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Louis Vuitton and now they have a cafe in Selfridges . Raised on their mum's old-fashioned home-cooking - an odd combination of traditional Filipino cuisine and classic English dishes - their recipes are free from gluten, grains, refined sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Big fans of meat or fish and two vegetables, their ethos is all about enjoying all the natural fats that come with our food, including quality dairy. Avoiding refined carbohydrates like pasta and noodles, these are replaced with more nutritious wholefoods like quinoa and buckwheat as well as nuts and seeds, vegetables, beans and lentils at the third floor cafe. 2016/04/04 Where:
Hemsley + Hemsley Cafe, Body Studio at Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street London, W1A 1AB
Category: Cafes and Delis

Hemsley + Hemsley Cafe, Body Studio at Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London, W1A 1AB

Tube: Bond Street Station, Marble Arch Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear Here
Sisters Jasmine and Melissa are the famous siblings behind Hemsley + Hemsley who together have built a successful business on healthy eating. Originally a bespoke catering service for private clients, they were soon catering for high-profile events for brands like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood and Louis Vuitton and now they have a cafe in Selfridges . Raised on their mum's old-fashioned home-cooking - an odd combination of traditional Filipino cuisine and classic English dishes - their recipes are free from gluten, grains, refined sugar and hydrogenated vegetable oils. Big fans of meat or fish and two vegetables, their ethos is all about enjoying all the natural fats that come with our food, including quality dairy. Avoiding refined carbohydrates like pasta and noodles, these are replaced with more nutritious wholefoods like quinoa and buckwheat as well as nuts and seeds, vegetables, beans and lentils at the third floor cafe.
 
 
 

Restaurant Ours

Opened March 2016

Restaurant Ours Opened March 2016 Tom Sellers, best known for the hugely successful, Michelin starred Restaurant Story, is behind this 120-seat restaurant in Kensington. For his second venture the talented young chef is working with Daniel Phippard, previously at Kensington Place in London then executive chef of Ernik in Moscow, now head chef at Restaurant Ours. Occupying the site where The Collection used to be, the restaurant has a bar and upper mezzanine level, there's a large and dramatic open interior - ceilings are up to 10 metres high - and the space is punctuated by three enormous trees. Diners can expect "experimental European cuisine" according to John O'Ceallaigh, writing in the Daily Telegraph. If stand-out dishes at Restaurant Story are repeated here you'll find edible candles made from dripping to dip your bread into and charcoal mash. Unusual and exquisite. 2016/03/31 Where:
Restaurant Ours, 264 Brompton Road London, SW3 2AS
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Restaurant Ours, 264 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AS

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Tom Sellers, best known for the hugely successful, Michelin starred Restaurant Story, is behind this 120-seat restaurant in Kensington. For his second venture the talented young chef is working with Daniel Phippard, previously at Kensington Place in London then executive chef of Ernik in Moscow, now head chef at Restaurant Ours. Occupying the site where The Collection used to be, the restaurant has a bar and upper mezzanine level, there's a large and dramatic open interior - ceilings are up to 10 metres high - and the space is punctuated by three enormous trees. Diners can expect "experimental European cuisine" according to John O'Ceallaigh, writing in the Daily Telegraph. If stand-out dishes at Restaurant Story are repeated here you'll find edible candles made from dripping to dip your bread into and charcoal mash. Unusual and exquisite.
 
 
 

Sandals Luxury Travel Store

Opened 31st March 2016

Sandals Luxury Travel Store Opened 31st March 2016 Children can play on Xboxes while couples plan their big day at the Sandals Resorts Store in Kensington which brings a taste of the Caribbean to the UK with virtual sightseeing tours and interactive screens . You can (almost actually) dip your toe in the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean a t the 5,000 square foot store which has a water feature with real running water inspired by the balcony hot-tubs found in the resorts. The London shop, kitted out at a cost of £1 million, is the first retail space for the resort operator and includes a research area where visitors can virtually visit the resort before booking their holiday. There are live social feeds giving realtime information, wedding specialists and the beaches family zone where parents can book their dream holiday while their kids are busy having fun with the photo booth and XBox. Sip on a rum punch while you plan your tropical trip - it's as close to Barbados as you'll get without leaving London. 2016/03/31 Where:
Sandals Luxury Travel Store, 135 Fulham Road London, SW3 6RT
Category:

Sandals Luxury Travel Store, 135 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6RT

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Children can play on Xboxes while couples plan their big day at the Sandals Resorts Store in Kensington which brings a taste of the Caribbean to the UK with virtual sightseeing tours and interactive screens . You can (almost actually) dip your toe in the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean a t the 5,000 square foot store which has a water feature with real running water inspired by the balcony hot-tubs found in the resorts. The London shop, kitted out at a cost of £1 million, is the first retail space for the resort operator and includes a research area where visitors can virtually visit the resort before booking their holiday. There are live social feeds giving realtime information, wedding specialists and the beaches family zone where parents can book their dream holiday while their kids are busy having fun with the photo booth and XBox. Sip on a rum punch while you plan your tropical trip - it's as close to Barbados as you'll get without leaving London.
 
 
 

Zima

Opened 31st March 2016

Zima Opened 31st March 2016 Think of Zima , Alexei Zimin's street food restaurant in Soho , as a Russian culinary A to Z, taking you from Kamchatka staple crab claw, served with bread crisps and red caviar, to Yaroslavl black caviar with traditional sides via that Ufa favourite, 'Medovik', or honey and sour cream cake. Something of a celebrity in his home country, owner Alexei is a TV presenter, editor-in-chief of culinary bible Eda magazine and he runs a hugely successful restaurant and cookery school, Ragout in Moscow. At his London restaurant, right next door to the legendary Ronnie Scott's, tapas-style creations are made with classic ingredients from all corners of his vast homeland - sturgeon, herring, scallops, crab, venison and caviar, of course. To drink, there's Russian beer Siberian Crown and vodka infusions flavoured with unusual combinations like fennel and tarragon, basil and strawberry, and lingonberry and apple with curry leaves. Looking like a Soviet-era speakeasy vodka bar, the restaurant is adorned with propaganda slogans and symbols embossed on porcelain. 2016/03/31 Where:
Zima, 45 Frith Street London, W1D 4SD
Category: Russian Cuisine

Zima, 45 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SD

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Think of Zima , Alexei Zimin's street food restaurant in Soho , as a Russian culinary A to Z, taking you from Kamchatka staple crab claw, served with bread crisps and red caviar, to Yaroslavl black caviar with traditional sides via that Ufa favourite, 'Medovik', or honey and sour cream cake. Something of a celebrity in his home country, owner Alexei is a TV presenter, editor-in-chief of culinary bible Eda magazine and he runs a hugely successful restaurant and cookery school, Ragout in Moscow. At his London restaurant, right next door to the legendary Ronnie Scott's, tapas-style creations are made with classic ingredients from all corners of his vast homeland - sturgeon, herring, scallops, crab, venison and caviar, of course. To drink, there's Russian beer Siberian Crown and vodka infusions flavoured with unusual combinations like fennel and tarragon, basil and strawberry, and lingonberry and apple with curry leaves. Looking like a Soviet-era speakeasy vodka bar, the restaurant is adorned with propaganda slogans and symbols embossed on porcelain.
 
 
 

Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill

Opened 29th March 2016

Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill Opened 29th March 2016 Backed by restaurateur Kurt Zdesar, owner of Chotto Matte in Soho, Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill brings Pacific Rim dishes like 'Black Roe' ahi and yellowtail poke served with spicy yuzu salsa to Mayfair. Where your food comes from is taken very seriously here - evident in the portraits of the farmers and fishermen they work hanging on the walls. They're the suppliers of English rock oysters, served with Maui onion salsa, and smokey lamb rack, cooked with coconut and piquillo reduction you'll find here. Raw fish, fresh seafood and oysters are served at the Poke bar at the entrance of the restaurant with Poke, a Hawaiian marinated raw fish dish, taking centre stage. Meats cooked on a Kiawe wood grill offer an alternative to fish, with dishes including Bison rib eye steak, fennel-tomato confit and yuzu soy hollandaise. Downstairs a large chef's table seats up to 20 and there's an open kitchen lined by tanks filled with live seafood. When not booked anyone can take a seat at the communal table, first come, first served. 2016/03/29 Where:
Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill, 4 Mill Street London, W1S 2AX
Category: Fish and Seafood

Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill, 4 Mill Street, London, W1S 2AX

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Backed by restaurateur Kurt Zdesar, owner of Chotto Matte in Soho, Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill brings Pacific Rim dishes like 'Black Roe' ahi and yellowtail poke served with spicy yuzu salsa to Mayfair. Where your food comes from is taken very seriously here - evident in the portraits of the farmers and fishermen they work hanging on the walls. They're the suppliers of English rock oysters, served with Maui onion salsa, and smokey lamb rack, cooked with coconut and piquillo reduction you'll find here. Raw fish, fresh seafood and oysters are served at the Poke bar at the entrance of the restaurant with Poke, a Hawaiian marinated raw fish dish, taking centre stage. Meats cooked on a Kiawe wood grill offer an alternative to fish, with dishes including Bison rib eye steak, fennel-tomato confit and yuzu soy hollandaise. Downstairs a large chef's table seats up to 20 and there's an open kitchen lined by tanks filled with live seafood. When not booked anyone can take a seat at the communal table, first come, first served.
 
 
 

Frame Victoria

Opened 29th March 2016

Frame Victoria Opened 29th March 2016 Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, pay-as-you-go card which can be used for yoga, Pilates and Beyonce dance workshops at four studios across town - in Shoreditch, Queen's Park, King's Cross and Victoria. Designed by leading architects Matheson Whiteley, with input from Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy, Frame Victoria has high ceilings and clean lines, pops of bright colour and lots of green to keep the space fresh and light. There are three studios - a reformer Pilates studio, a sound-proof fitness / dance studio, and a yoga / barre studio - at the Victoria site where three 30 minute classes are perfect for squeezing a workout into your lunch break. An on-site cafe serving delicious and nutritious protein-packed pancakes, smoothies and Caravan coffee, plus a shop selling fitness gear by Nike, Koral, and Whistles x Move Your Frame completes the package. 2016/03/29 Where:
Frame Victoria, 129 Wilton Road London, SW1V 1JZ
Category:

Frame Victoria, 129 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1JZ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame doesn't do pounding the treadmill. Instead of the (guilt-inducing, unused) monthly gym membership, Frame has a drop-in, pay-as-you-go card which can be used for yoga, Pilates and Beyonce dance workshops at four studios across town - in Shoreditch, Queen's Park, King's Cross and Victoria. Designed by leading architects Matheson Whiteley, with input from Frame founders Pip Black and Joan Murphy, Frame Victoria has high ceilings and clean lines, pops of bright colour and lots of green to keep the space fresh and light. There are three studios - a reformer Pilates studio, a sound-proof fitness / dance studio, and a yoga / barre studio - at the Victoria site where three 30 minute classes are perfect for squeezing a workout into your lunch break. An on-site cafe serving delicious and nutritious protein-packed pancakes, smoothies and Caravan coffee, plus a shop selling fitness gear by Nike, Koral, and Whistles x Move Your Frame completes the package.
 
 
 

The Escapologist

Opened end of March 2016

The Escapologist Opened end of March 2016 A secretive drinking den located in the heart of Seven Dials, just a stone's throw away from Soho, The Escapologist is part 'modern day Victorian men's club' and 'part Masonic lodge'. Brought to you by the team behind the Adventure Bars in Clapham and Covent Garden, The Escapologist is a bar with quirky decor - think framed pictures of Victorian chaps with pineapple cocktails - space for 225 drinkers and a fun cocktail list. Thickly cheese-topped pizzas are there to soak up the booze, whether you're into cocktails or cans of Hobo East Coast Cyder. All you need to escape the daily grind and enjoy a lively night out. 2016/03/29 Where:
The Escapologist, 35 Earlham Street London, WC2H 9LD
Category: Bars

The Escapologist, 35 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LD

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
A secretive drinking den located in the heart of Seven Dials, just a stone's throw away from Soho, The Escapologist is part 'modern day Victorian men's club' and 'part Masonic lodge'. Brought to you by the team behind the Adventure Bars in Clapham and Covent Garden, The Escapologist is a bar with quirky decor - think framed pictures of Victorian chaps with pineapple cocktails - space for 225 drinkers and a fun cocktail list. Thickly cheese-topped pizzas are there to soak up the booze, whether you're into cocktails or cans of Hobo East Coast Cyder. All you need to escape the daily grind and enjoy a lively night out.
 
 
 

Joe Public

Opened 19th March 2016

Joe Public Opened 19th March 2016 Monster 20 inch pizzas, whole or by the slice, pies in boxes designed by local graphic designers, craft beer, live music and DJs are the deal at Joe Public, where pizza is served California-style with unusual toppings of your choice. Housed in what used to be the Victorian public loos, now tastefully transformed into a pizza place, Joe Public has a late licence and a laid-back yet welcoming vibe. The design features 14 diner-style stools, a hand layered concrete bench top, authentic Victorian metro tiles, all sitting beneath the original exposed beamed ceiling. Enjoy Joe Public's own craft beer or quality wine on tap while enjoying your slice, topped with anything from fresh fig, gorgonzola, delicate prosciutto and pine nuts to tender roasted lamb, purple potato, feta and black olives. No time to linger? No problem. A quick-serve hatch opening out onto the common serves peckish passers-by. 2016/03/19 Where:
Joe Public, Former Public Convenience, The Pavement, Clapham Common London, SW4 7AA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Joe Public, Former Public Convenience, The Pavement, Clapham Common, London, SW4 7AA

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 
 
Monster 20 inch pizzas, whole or by the slice, pies in boxes designed by local graphic designers, craft beer, live music and DJs are the deal at Joe Public, where pizza is served California-style with unusual toppings of your choice. Housed in what used to be the Victorian public loos, now tastefully transformed into a pizza place, Joe Public has a late licence and a laid-back yet welcoming vibe. The design features 14 diner-style stools, a hand layered concrete bench top, authentic Victorian metro tiles, all sitting beneath the original exposed beamed ceiling. Enjoy Joe Public's own craft beer or quality wine on tap while enjoying your slice, topped with anything from fresh fig, gorgonzola, delicate prosciutto and pine nuts to tender roasted lamb, purple potato, feta and black olives. No time to linger? No problem. A quick-serve hatch opening out onto the common serves peckish passers-by.
 
 
 

The Lighterman

Opened March 2016

The Lighterman Opened March 2016 Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern industrial space. Named after the Victorian-era workers who operated 'lighters', or flat-bottomed goods barges, on the River Thames and canals, the restaurant is housed in a contemporary building is designed by award-winning architects, Stanton Williams, who upgraded the entrances and public spaces of the Royal Opera House. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of the canal-side facade while the exterior, finished in a linear brick facade, ties in with the Granary Building. A large site offering several options from casual drinks through to destination dining, The Lighterman serves everything from breakfast through to dinner with pizzas and meats cooked on the wood-fired grill a speciality. Whether you want to eat sitting out on Granary Square or opt for the more formal top floor enjoying panoramic views across the square and canal, this restaurant from Open House, sister company to Cubitt House who own The Grazing Goat and The Orange, is the place to go. 2016/03/16 Where:
The Lighterman, 3 Granary Square London, N1C 4BH
Category: British Cuisine

The Lighterman, 3 Granary Square, London, N1C 4BH

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Occupying an enviable spot on Granary Square and with an alfresco terrace overlooking Regent's Canal, The Lighterman serves a modern British all-day menu in a modern industrial space. Named after the Victorian-era workers who operated 'lighters', or flat-bottomed goods barges, on the River Thames and canals, the restaurant is housed in a contemporary building is designed by award-winning architects, Stanton Williams, who upgraded the entrances and public spaces of the Royal Opera House. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows make the most of the canal-side facade while the exterior, finished in a linear brick facade, ties in with the Granary Building. A large site offering several options from casual drinks through to destination dining, The Lighterman serves everything from breakfast through to dinner with pizzas and meats cooked on the wood-fired grill a speciality. Whether you want to eat sitting out on Granary Square or opt for the more formal top floor enjoying panoramic views across the square and canal, this restaurant from Open House, sister company to Cubitt House who own The Grazing Goat and The Orange, is the place to go.
 
 
 

Barrio Brixton

Opened March 2016

Barrio Brixton Opened March 2016 Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina Barrio Brixton serves tapas-style food, plus late night club with DJs. Taking its name from the Spanish for district or neighbourhood, it's a term also used in North America to refer to the Hispanic ghettos such as El Barrio in East Harlem, New York City. Barrio Brixton, the fourth in a mini chain of Barrio bars, means they have the city covered with Barrio North in Islington, Barrio Central in Soho and Barrio East in Shoreditch. From tequilas and mezcals, to piscos and cachacas, all the Brazilian cocktails are covered and there's plenty to please craft beer lovers too. Located on Acre Lane, the ground floor 200 capacity venue has an outdoor space and features Barrio's fun, colourful interiors including the now-signature vintage caravan. Open 7 days a week and until 2am at the weekends, Barrio's cantina, cocktails and entertainment give Brixton a fun pace to drink, relax and party. 2016/03/15 Where:
Barrio Brixton, 30 Acre Lane London, SW2 5SG
Category: Bars

Barrio Brixton, 30 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5SG

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Brazilian-inspired cocktail bar and cantina Barrio Brixton serves tapas-style food, plus late night club with DJs. Taking its name from the Spanish for district or neighbourhood, it's a term also used in North America to refer to the Hispanic ghettos such as El Barrio in East Harlem, New York City. Barrio Brixton, the fourth in a mini chain of Barrio bars, means they have the city covered with Barrio North in Islington, Barrio Central in Soho and Barrio East in Shoreditch. From tequilas and mezcals, to piscos and cachacas, all the Brazilian cocktails are covered and there's plenty to please craft beer lovers too. Located on Acre Lane, the ground floor 200 capacity venue has an outdoor space and features Barrio's fun, colourful interiors including the now-signature vintage caravan. Open 7 days a week and until 2am at the weekends, Barrio's cantina, cocktails and entertainment give Brixton a fun pace to drink, relax and party.
 
 
 

Blades at Hush Mayfair

Opened 15th March 2016

Blades at Hush Mayfair Opened 15th March 2016 Steak, lobster and whisky are the three staples at Blades, a sophisticated restaurant-within-a-rather-special-restaurant in the Silver Room at Mayfair's Hush. With the feel of a private member's club, Hush has always been a special place to eat. But with Blades you're reminded of Mayfair's sixties heyday. The name, for a start, references the private member's club to which James Bond's M belonged - an obvious choice for a restaurant co-founded by Roger 'James Bond' Moore - the room oozes effortless elegance and '60s photos line the walls. On the menu are options like w hole Cornish lobster either grilled, tempura or Thermidor, or pair a half lobster with Rib-Eye, Fillet or Sirloin. These can be paired Bloody Mary Ketchup, or sauces like Club Stilton Butter and Blades Blend Whisky Glaze. Other distinctly British dishes include whisky-cured smoked salmon carved at diners' tables, lobster beignets and rabbit. W hiskies and Bourbons can be sipped neat, sampled or enjoyed in a Blades Tipple mix. Opt for signature cocktail The Bowler and you'll get blended whisky, mixed tableside on a golden drinks trolley. Bond, very Bond. 2016/03/15 Where:
Blades at Hush Mayfair, Hush at Lancashire Court, 8 Brook Street London, W1S 1EY
Category: British Cuisine

Blades at Hush Mayfair, Hush at Lancashire Court, 8 Brook Street, London, W1S 1EY

Tube: Bond Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
Steak, lobster and whisky are the three staples at Blades, a sophisticated restaurant-within-a-rather-special-restaurant in the Silver Room at Mayfair's Hush. With the feel of a private member's club, Hush has always been a special place to eat. But with Blades you're reminded of Mayfair's sixties heyday. The name, for a start, references the private member's club to which James Bond's M belonged - an obvious choice for a restaurant co-founded by Roger 'James Bond' Moore - the room oozes effortless elegance and '60s photos line the walls. On the menu are options like w hole Cornish lobster either grilled, tempura or Thermidor, or pair a half lobster with Rib-Eye, Fillet or Sirloin. These can be paired Bloody Mary Ketchup, or sauces like Club Stilton Butter and Blades Blend Whisky Glaze. Other distinctly British dishes include whisky-cured smoked salmon carved at diners' tables, lobster beignets and rabbit. W hiskies and Bourbons can be sipped neat, sampled or enjoyed in a Blades Tipple mix. Opt for signature cocktail The Bowler and you'll get blended whisky, mixed tableside on a golden drinks trolley. Bond, very Bond.
 
 
 

Equicise

Opened 15th March 2016

Equicise Opened 15th March 2016 If you like the idea of riding but you're nervous about putting your life in the hands (or should that be hooves) of a horse, this life sized mechanical thoroughbred is as close to the real thing as you'll (want to) get. For professionals as well as nervous and non-riders, the 'equine simulator' at Equicise replicates a real horse in a way that's just like the real thing - but without the risk of galloping off. The beauty of this beast is its advanced sensor system which makes the ride feel very life-like. If, for example, you want to go from trot to canter the 'horse' won't transition unless you give the right signals. Videos on the big screen, with a view over your horse's ears, help make the experience all the more realistic. As well as simulated riding lessons there are Pilates, Yoga and fitness classes in the studio next door. Plus, with the Equicise studio located at and run by Wimbledon Village Stables, once you've mastered 'faking it' you can translate your new skills to the real thing. 2016/03/15 Where:
Equicise, 24 High Street Wimbledon, WImbledon Village Stables London, SW19 5DX
Category:

Equicise, 24 High Street Wimbledon, WImbledon Village Stables, London, SW19 5DX

Tube: Wimbledon Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch Zone
If you like the idea of riding but you're nervous about putting your life in the hands (or should that be hooves) of a horse, this life sized mechanical thoroughbred is as close to the real thing as you'll (want to) get. For professionals as well as nervous and non-riders, the 'equine simulator' at Equicise replicates a real horse in a way that's just like the real thing - but without the risk of galloping off. The beauty of this beast is its advanced sensor system which makes the ride feel very life-like. If, for example, you want to go from trot to canter the 'horse' won't transition unless you give the right signals. Videos on the big screen, with a view over your horse's ears, help make the experience all the more realistic. As well as simulated riding lessons there are Pilates, Yoga and fitness classes in the studio next door. Plus, with the Equicise studio located at and run by Wimbledon Village Stables, once you've mastered 'faking it' you can translate your new skills to the real thing.
 
 
 

KOJAWAN

Opened Spring 2016

KOJAWAN Opened Spring 2016 Ever wanted to try a 'K-slurpy'? That's a cold beer with a frozen top, in case you were wondering. Well, now's your chance. Head to Kojawan, a 'genuinely inauthentic' restaurant high up on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Metropole where K-slurpys are served at the Kirin beer and raw bar, the first in Europe. The iced beer is the ideal drink to go with the food: a mish-mash of soul food from the capitals of Korea, Japan and Taiwan - from the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei. This melting pot of cultures combines in dishes like rice-sandwiches, glazed-lobster-dog and sesame-seaweed ponzu, popcorn prawns and liquorice-fish sauce, crab-turnip 'egg cake' and crispy Shiso leaf bun on a menu put together by Bjorn Van Der Horst (Greenhouse, La Noisette, Eastside Inn) and Omar Romero who has worked at top London restaurants Rhodes Twenty Four and Rosewood. Pudding is a play on the traditional Eton mess with lychee-green tea meringue and sake cream while manga graphics, videos, and art installations give the space a zany retro-futuristic vibe. 2016/03/15 Where:
KOJAWAN, 23rd Floor Hilton Metropole, 225 Edgware Road London, W1T 1QQ
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

KOJAWAN, 23rd Floor Hilton Metropole, 225 Edgware Road, London, W1T 1QQ

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar Romero
Ever wanted to try a 'K-slurpy'? That's a cold beer with a frozen top, in case you were wondering. Well, now's your chance. Head to Kojawan, a 'genuinely inauthentic' restaurant high up on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Metropole where K-slurpys are served at the Kirin beer and raw bar, the first in Europe. The iced beer is the ideal drink to go with the food: a mish-mash of soul food from the capitals of Korea, Japan and Taiwan - from the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and Taipei. This melting pot of cultures combines in dishes like rice-sandwiches, glazed-lobster-dog and sesame-seaweed ponzu, popcorn prawns and liquorice-fish sauce, crab-turnip 'egg cake' and crispy Shiso leaf bun on a menu put together by Bjorn Van Der Horst (Greenhouse, La Noisette, Eastside Inn) and Omar Romero who has worked at top London restaurants Rhodes Twenty Four and Rosewood. Pudding is a play on the traditional Eton mess with lychee-green tea meringue and sake cream while manga graphics, videos, and art installations give the space a zany retro-futuristic vibe.
 
 
 

Obica St Paul's

Opened March 2016

Obica St Paul's Opened March 2016 Mozzarella is imported twice a week and served with black truffle or caviar at a dedicated Mozzarella Bar at Obica St Paul's , a 120-seat Italian restaurant decked out in marble, copper and stainless steel, where you can feast on organic Italian dishes, pick up a coffee and croissant or sit at the bar with an aperitivo. Vying for the title of 'best mozzarella di bufala in London', Obica St Paul's is one of five Obica restaurants in London, along with outlets on Charlotte Street, Poland Street, in South Kensington and Canary Wharf. Obica St Paul's is the flagship of the group , with a mozzarella bar, deli, private dining room and beautiful terrace. Salads, homemade pasta and fish and meat entrees are on offer alongside small plates of salumi among which is 24-month air aged San Daniele and Parma Prosciutto, smoked Speck from Alto Adige. A beautiful copper pizza oven sits in the corner producing excellent pizzas topped with Burrata and N'Duja (spicy spread sausage from Calabria) or the NY favourite Pizza Prosciutto, with Prosciutto di Parma and Rocket. 2016/03/15 Where:
Obica St Paul's, 4 Limeburners lane, 1 Ludgate Hill London, EC4M 7AA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Obica St Paul's, 4 Limeburners lane, 1 Ludgate Hill, London, EC4M 7AA

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station, St. Paul's Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella Salad
Mozzarella is imported twice a week and served with black truffle or caviar at a dedicated Mozzarella Bar at Obica St Paul's , a 120-seat Italian restaurant decked out in marble, copper and stainless steel, where you can feast on organic Italian dishes, pick up a coffee and croissant or sit at the bar with an aperitivo. Vying for the title of 'best mozzarella di bufala in London', Obica St Paul's is one of five Obica restaurants in London, along with outlets on Charlotte Street, Poland Street, in South Kensington and Canary Wharf. Obica St Paul's is the flagship of the group , with a mozzarella bar, deli, private dining room and beautiful terrace. Salads, homemade pasta and fish and meat entrees are on offer alongside small plates of salumi among which is 24-month air aged San Daniele and Parma Prosciutto, smoked Speck from Alto Adige. A beautiful copper pizza oven sits in the corner producing excellent pizzas topped with Burrata and N'Duja (spicy spread sausage from Calabria) or the NY favourite Pizza Prosciutto, with Prosciutto di Parma and Rocket.
 
 
 

Padella

Opened March 2016

Padella Opened March 2016 The duo behind Italian inspired restaurant Trullo in Highbury, Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda, are behind Padella , a restaurant which takes Trullo's 'greatest hits' and presents them as eight handmade pasta dishes, made using fresh pasta rolled in the window of the restaurant, hours before service. Located in the bread basket of London, Borough Market, Padella was born out of a desire from Tim and Jordan to make quality handmade fresh pasta accessible and at £7 to £10.50 a dish these are prices everyone can afford. As with Trullo, Padella uses traditional Italian techniques with quality British produce to make real, slow cooked sauces and Italian ragus. The signature dish is pappardelle with 8-hour beef shin ragu and other options include tagliarini with brown shrimps, green and yellow courgette, squid ink tagliarini with mussels, chilli and oregano, and ravioli of pumpkin & marjoram with sage butter. Sleek, traditional and functional, the two floor restaurant has counter seating the length of the ground floor and overlooking Southwark Street. 2016/03/15 Where:
Padella, 6 Southwark Street London, SE1 1TQ
Category: Italian Cuisine

Padella, 6 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TQ

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella Salad
The duo behind Italian inspired restaurant Trullo in Highbury, Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda, are behind Padella , a restaurant which takes Trullo's 'greatest hits' and presents them as eight handmade pasta dishes, made using fresh pasta rolled in the window of the restaurant, hours before service. Located in the bread basket of London, Borough Market, Padella was born out of a desire from Tim and Jordan to make quality handmade fresh pasta accessible and at £7 to £10.50 a dish these are prices everyone can afford. As with Trullo, Padella uses traditional Italian techniques with quality British produce to make real, slow cooked sauces and Italian ragus. The signature dish is pappardelle with 8-hour beef shin ragu and other options include tagliarini with brown shrimps, green and yellow courgette, squid ink tagliarini with mussels, chilli and oregano, and ravioli of pumpkin & marjoram with sage butter. Sleek, traditional and functional, the two floor restaurant has counter seating the length of the ground floor and overlooking Southwark Street.
 
 
 

Theo's Simple Italian

Opened 14th March 2016

Theo's Simple Italian Opened 14th March 2016 Theo Randall, who made his name as head chef at The River Cafe for over 15 years and who left to launch Theo Randall at the InterContinental, is behind Simple Italian, a 'casual dining' restaurant at Hotel Indigo London Kensington in Earl's Court. Working closely with head chef William Leoni, Theo has drawn on the ethos of his cook book, My Simple Italian. Cicchetti, for those times you want a quick, light bite with an Italian craft beer, brings choices of grilled Bramata polenta with smashed salt cod and red anchovies, and bruschetta with roast tomatoes, fresh marjoram and olive oil. Larger anti pasti (perfect for sharing), primi and secondi dishes include carne salata - a fresh rocket salad with cured Black Angus beef. There's also a choice of classic, comforting pasta dishes like pappardelle con ragu di coda di bue - fresh pasta with slow cooked oxtail ragu and red wine. And you can recreate the simple Italian food cooked here at home, using ingredients bought from the restaurant's on-site Italian deli. 2016/03/14 Where:
Theo's Simple Italian, 34-44 Barkston Gardens London, SW5 0EW
Category: Italian Cuisine

Theo's Simple Italian, 34-44 Barkston Gardens, London, SW5 0EW

Tube: Earls Court Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella Salad
Theo Randall, who made his name as head chef at The River Cafe for over 15 years and who left to launch Theo Randall at the InterContinental, is behind Simple Italian, a 'casual dining' restaurant at Hotel Indigo London Kensington in Earl's Court. Working closely with head chef William Leoni, Theo has drawn on the ethos of his cook book, My Simple Italian. Cicchetti, for those times you want a quick, light bite with an Italian craft beer, brings choices of grilled Bramata polenta with smashed salt cod and red anchovies, and bruschetta with roast tomatoes, fresh marjoram and olive oil. Larger anti pasti (perfect for sharing), primi and secondi dishes include carne salata - a fresh rocket salad with cured Black Angus beef. There's also a choice of classic, comforting pasta dishes like pappardelle con ragu di coda di bue - fresh pasta with slow cooked oxtail ragu and red wine. And you can recreate the simple Italian food cooked here at home, using ingredients bought from the restaurant's on-site Italian deli.
 
 
 

Black Rock

Opened 11th March 2016

Black Rock Opened 11th March 2016 Black Rock, a Shoreditch whisky bar which sets out to demystify the spirit has, at its centre, an 18 foot, hollowed-out tree trunk. The bar, made from a 185-year-old European oak tree, (ingeniously) has in-built whisky ageing troughs - one lined with American oak, the other Limousin oak. One contains a seasonal whisky-based cocktail while the next door hollow features a bespoke house blend for £7 a dram. Designed as a modern black-and-grey space with 36 seats, Black Rock brings whisky into the 21st century with a soundtrack of hip-hop and electro funk to go with it. Black Rock has been set up by Thomas Aske and Tristan Stephenson who are also behind Whistling Shop around the corner - if space is limited you can grab a drink there while you wait. Updating the fermented grain drink from a tipple for the slightly older gentleman, Black Rock gives us over 250 whiskies to try and not a single one that's the same. 2016/03/11 Where:
Black Rock, 9 Christopher Street London, EC2A 2BS
Category: Bars

Black Rock, 9 Christopher Street, London, EC2A 2BS

Tube: Moorgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie Chinn
Black Rock, a Shoreditch whisky bar which sets out to demystify the spirit has, at its centre, an 18 foot, hollowed-out tree trunk. The bar, made from a 185-year-old European oak tree, (ingeniously) has in-built whisky ageing troughs - one lined with American oak, the other Limousin oak. One contains a seasonal whisky-based cocktail while the next door hollow features a bespoke house blend for £7 a dram. Designed as a modern black-and-grey space with 36 seats, Black Rock brings whisky into the 21st century with a soundtrack of hip-hop and electro funk to go with it. Black Rock has been set up by Thomas Aske and Tristan Stephenson who are also behind Whistling Shop around the corner - if space is limited you can grab a drink there while you wait. Updating the fermented grain drink from a tipple for the slightly older gentleman, Black Rock gives us over 250 whiskies to try and not a single one that's the same.
 
 
 

Oree

Opened 11th March 2016

Oree Opened 11th March 2016 Flour sourced from 20 specialist French producers goes into the baguette, rye, sourdough and buckwheat breads made at the in-house bakery at Oree , a boulangerie on Fulham Road with bread and patisseries laid out on a clean white marble slab counter. Antique mirrors, 24 carat gold leaf lettering, whitewashed timber floor and Carrara marble tabletops at the 32-seat cafe make this a beautiful place to eat in. On the menu from head chef, Sebastien Charrier, and head bakery chef, Olivier Malebrera, are all kinds of bread and patisserie from escargot aux pistaches to canneles, financiers, croissants and kugelhofs as well as British scones, served with coffee from Climpson & Sons and tea from Parisian merchant Kusmi. But if you are looking for something altogether healthier then choose egg white omelettes for breakfast and salads for lunch. 2016/03/11 Where:
Oree, 277 Fulham Road London, SW10 9NY
Category: Delicatessens

Oree, 277 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NY

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.
Flour sourced from 20 specialist French producers goes into the baguette, rye, sourdough and buckwheat breads made at the in-house bakery at Oree , a boulangerie on Fulham Road with bread and patisseries laid out on a clean white marble slab counter. Antique mirrors, 24 carat gold leaf lettering, whitewashed timber floor and Carrara marble tabletops at the 32-seat cafe make this a beautiful place to eat in. On the menu from head chef, Sebastien Charrier, and head bakery chef, Olivier Malebrera, are all kinds of bread and patisserie from escargot aux pistaches to canneles, financiers, croissants and kugelhofs as well as British scones, served with coffee from Climpson & Sons and tea from Parisian merchant Kusmi. But if you are looking for something altogether healthier then choose egg white omelettes for breakfast and salads for lunch.
 
 
 

Sosharu

Opened 7th March 2016

Sosharu Opened 7th March 2016 A departure for top British chef Jason Atherton, Sosharu is an informal Japanese restaurant that serves tapas-style food and has a hip hop cocktail bar downstairs. Occupying a space in the rebuilt Turnmill Building on Clerkenwell Road - where the old Turnmills club used to be - the restaurant offers a menu of sashimi, teppanyaki and robatayaki dishes including sea urchin, fresh cheese, apple dashi, flowers and vegetables alongside snacks of karaage chicken with lemon and salt, and oysters with ponzu, wasabi and daikon. Upstairs is a small restaurant-within-a-restaurant called Kisetsu, 'seasonal' in Japanese, with room for just 12-15 diners for those looking for a 15 course tasting menu and a fine dining experience. In the basement bar Japanese hip-hop music and cocktails made with Japanese ingredients - sake, shochu and Japanese whiskey - are served till 1am. Atherton's eighth London restaurant, Sosharu follows Pollen Street Social, Little Social, Social Eating House, City Social, Berners Tavern, Typing Room and Social Wine & Tapas and is joined by another new opening in 2016, an Italian restaurant in Victoria. 2016/03/07 Where:
Sosharu, Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road London, EC1M 5NP
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Sosharu, Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5NP

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex Craciun
A departure for top British chef Jason Atherton, Sosharu is an informal Japanese restaurant that serves tapas-style food and has a hip hop cocktail bar downstairs. Occupying a space in the rebuilt Turnmill Building on Clerkenwell Road - where the old Turnmills club used to be - the restaurant offers a menu of sashimi, teppanyaki and robatayaki dishes including sea urchin, fresh cheese, apple dashi, flowers and vegetables alongside snacks of karaage chicken with lemon and salt, and oysters with ponzu, wasabi and daikon. Upstairs is a small restaurant-within-a-restaurant called Kisetsu, 'seasonal' in Japanese, with room for just 12-15 diners for those looking for a 15 course tasting menu and a fine dining experience. In the basement bar Japanese hip-hop music and cocktails made with Japanese ingredients - sake, shochu and Japanese whiskey - are served till 1am. Atherton's eighth London restaurant, Sosharu follows Pollen Street Social, Little Social, Social Eating House, City Social, Berners Tavern, Typing Room and Social Wine & Tapas and is joined by another new opening in 2016, an Italian restaurant in Victoria.
 
 
 

Duende

Opened 4th March 2016

Duende Opened 4th March 2016 Chef Victor Garvey "shone like a good deed in a naughty world" (Evening Standard) at his previous place, the well received Bravas Tapas at St Katharine Docks. Branching out on his own, Duende in Covent Garden, loosely translated as 'magic', 'spirit' or 'charm', draws on Victor's Spanish childhood but with the tastes and influences of his travels, working in restaurants around the world, thrown in. Specialising in 'modern tapas', options include cured salmon ruluda with crisp sweet potato, red onion escabeche and wasabi aioli. These are served a warm, welcoming 26-seat room designed by Matteo Bianchi, close to the Covent Garden Piazza, where diners can make their way through all-Spanish wine list, available by the glass and bottle, and see the chefs preparing dishes like Iberico pork belly with piquillo pepper glaze in the open kitchen. 2016/03/04 Where:
Duende, 16 Maiden Lane London, WC2E 7NJ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Duende, 16 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7NJ

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex Craciun
Chef Victor Garvey "shone like a good deed in a naughty world" (Evening Standard) at his previous place, the well received Bravas Tapas at St Katharine Docks. Branching out on his own, Duende in Covent Garden, loosely translated as 'magic', 'spirit' or 'charm', draws on Victor's Spanish childhood but with the tastes and influences of his travels, working in restaurants around the world, thrown in. Specialising in 'modern tapas', options include cured salmon ruluda with crisp sweet potato, red onion escabeche and wasabi aioli. These are served a warm, welcoming 26-seat room designed by Matteo Bianchi, close to the Covent Garden Piazza, where diners can make their way through all-Spanish wine list, available by the glass and bottle, and see the chefs preparing dishes like Iberico pork belly with piquillo pepper glaze in the open kitchen.
 
 
 

Porky's BBQ Chelsea

Opened 3rd March 2016

Porky's BBQ Chelsea Opened 3rd March 2016 Already with a proven track record in providing meaty goodness, Porky's is the place to go for massive plates of ribs, 18-hour smoked pulled pork and craft beers. Perfect for lunch or after-work drinks, meat dishes like pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs are washed down with Memphis-inspired cocktails, bourbons and beers. The fifth Porky's in London, this Chelsea spot joins sister sites at Boxpark in Shoreditch, Bankside, Crouch End and the original Porky's BBQ in Camden. The Chelsea location includes all the Porky's favourites, not least the odd spot of beer pong. If you're serious about your meat eating, you can also take on the famous Man vs. Rib challenge. Held on a Wednesday, successful challengers win a Porky's t-shirt, a place on the prestigious leaderboard and a free meal for two. 2016/03/03 Where:
Porky's BBQ Chelsea, 343 Fulham Road London, SW10 9TW
Category:

Porky's BBQ Chelsea, 343 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9TW

Tube: Gloucester Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex Craciun
Already with a proven track record in providing meaty goodness, Porky's is the place to go for massive plates of ribs, 18-hour smoked pulled pork and craft beers. Perfect for lunch or after-work drinks, meat dishes like pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs are washed down with Memphis-inspired cocktails, bourbons and beers. The fifth Porky's in London, this Chelsea spot joins sister sites at Boxpark in Shoreditch, Bankside, Crouch End and the original Porky's BBQ in Camden. The Chelsea location includes all the Porky's favourites, not least the odd spot of beer pong. If you're serious about your meat eating, you can also take on the famous Man vs. Rib challenge. Held on a Wednesday, successful challengers win a Porky's t-shirt, a place on the prestigious leaderboard and a free meal for two.
 
 
 

Simmons Fulham

Opened 3rd March 2016

Simmons Fulham Opened 3rd March 2016 Serving cocktails in teapots, Simmons Fulham is part of the growing Simmons family - there are five Simmons bars in central London, with two new additions in 2016, this one in Fulham and the other just off Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station. If diamond encrusted glitter ball skulls and espresso martini cocktails are your sort of thing you'll love Simmons, and you can visit bars all over town including Soho and Fitzrovia where 'Bottomless Afternoon Tea Parties' are held every Saturday with Bottomless Bellinis and Bottomless Cocktail teapots, accompanied by a selection of tasty treats. Simmons bars also crop up in King's Cross, Camden, Angel, Tower Bridge and Liverpool Street plus the same group runs The Chelsea Pensioner pub and The Amwell Arms in east London. 2016/03/03 Where:
Simmons Fulham, 374 North End Road London, SW6 1LY
Category: Bars

Simmons Fulham, 374 North End Road, London, SW6 1LY

Tube: Fulham Broadway Station

 
 
Serving cocktails in teapots, Simmons Fulham is part of the growing Simmons family - there are five Simmons bars in central London, with two new additions in 2016, this one in Fulham and the other just off Bishopsgate near Liverpool Street station. If diamond encrusted glitter ball skulls and espresso martini cocktails are your sort of thing you'll love Simmons, and you can visit bars all over town including Soho and Fitzrovia where 'Bottomless Afternoon Tea Parties' are held every Saturday with Bottomless Bellinis and Bottomless Cocktail teapots, accompanied by a selection of tasty treats. Simmons bars also crop up in King's Cross, Camden, Angel, Tower Bridge and Liverpool Street plus the same group runs The Chelsea Pensioner pub and The Amwell Arms in east London.
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London

Opened 1st March 2016

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London Opened 1st March 2016 Following the opening of his first-ever hotel - in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, in 2013 - master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa is planning his first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in London's Shoreditch. The new hotel, at 10-50 Willow Street, east London, is based on designs originally created by Ron Arad who has since left the project but his successor architect Ben Adams has retained much of the original design. The hotel will house 156 bedrooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise to hear that there's a statement restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space in the basement. The five story hotel includes its own landscaped garden at the site's eastern edge, staggered with terraces and featuring seating overlooking the generous lower triple height restaurant and bar space. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies and printed, layered glass, the rooms are clustered around a central bathroom screened off by a full-height curved unit. 2016/03/01 Where:
Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London, 10-50 Willow Street London, EC2A 4BH
Category: New Hotels

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

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)
Following the opening of his first-ever hotel - in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, in 2013 - master sushi chef Nobu Matsuhisa is planning his first European hotel, the Nobu Hotel in London's Shoreditch. The new hotel, at 10-50 Willow Street, east London, is based on designs originally created by Ron Arad who has since left the project but his successor architect Ben Adams has retained much of the original design. The hotel will house 156 bedrooms and - given Nobu has made his name in creating the finest Japanese cuisine in the world - it's no surprise to hear that there's a statement restaurant: a dramatic five metre high space in the basement. The five story hotel includes its own landscaped garden at the site's eastern edge, staggered with terraces and featuring seating overlooking the generous lower triple height restaurant and bar space. While the exterior makes use of angular concrete balconies and printed, layered glass, the rooms are clustered around a central bathroom screened off by a full-height curved unit.
 
 
 

Zayane

Opened 1st March 2016

Zayane Opened 1st March 2016 Sundays at Zayane, Meryem Mortell's 68-cover Moroccan restaurant on Golborne Road, mean bottomless brunch with savoury and sweet pick-me-ups from bell pepper hash with grilled asparagus to Beghrir pancakes with raspberries and honey. Head chef Chris Bower, who has come from Thackerays in Kent where he was awarded a Michelin star, is behind the menu where main courses include m ilk-fed lamb mechoui, slow-braised belly and aubergine caponata, butter poached Cornish lobster, carrot and cumin cream, and saffron marinated sea trout. Lunch is served within 60 minutes, Monday to Friday, and changes weekly, wine is bring-your-own and afternoon tea is a daily ritual from 3pm to 5pm with mint tea, coffee, Moroccan biscuits and sandwiches. Interiors, overseen by Zyane's Moroccan-born owner, have an authentic charm, with seating fabrics in burnished orange and leather, Moroccan pendant chandeliers and terracotta and midnight-blue walls. Decoratively-carved wood jali screens are off-set by vintage Denby crockery, antique cutlery and a collection of quirky condiment pots on the dining tables. 2016/03/01 Where:
Zayane, 91 Golborne Road London, W10 5NL
Category:

Zayane, 91 Golborne Road, London, W10 5NL

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris Bower
Sundays at Zayane, Meryem Mortell's 68-cover Moroccan restaurant on Golborne Road, mean bottomless brunch with savoury and sweet pick-me-ups from bell pepper hash with grilled asparagus to Beghrir pancakes with raspberries and honey. Head chef Chris Bower, who has come from Thackerays in Kent where he was awarded a Michelin star, is behind the menu where main courses include m ilk-fed lamb mechoui, slow-braised belly and aubergine caponata, butter poached Cornish lobster, carrot and cumin cream, and saffron marinated sea trout. Lunch is served within 60 minutes, Monday to Friday, and changes weekly, wine is bring-your-own and afternoon tea is a daily ritual from 3pm to 5pm with mint tea, coffee, Moroccan biscuits and sandwiches. Interiors, overseen by Zyane's Moroccan-born owner, have an authentic charm, with seating fabrics in burnished orange and leather, Moroccan pendant chandeliers and terracotta and midnight-blue walls. Decoratively-carved wood jali screens are off-set by vintage Denby crockery, antique cutlery and a collection of quirky condiment pots on the dining tables.
 
 
 

Cocotte

Opened late February 2016

Cocotte Opened late February 2016 Inspired by the chicken takeaway sites popular in Paris rotisserie chicken, served whole, half or by the quarter, is the reason to visit Cocotte restaurant in Notting Hill. Marinated for 24 hours in a special mix of herbs and spices, succulent roast chicken is slow cooked for three hours then finished on the rotisserie spit, on display in the centre of the restaurant, to crisp up the skin. Alongside are sauces - garlic mayo, home-made barbeque, mustard and gravy among them - and salads, available as light side dish or main course. The Raymonde combines quinoa, millet, yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, peas and black currant while the Fernande brings barley, pomegranate, feta cheese, baby salad and spring onions together on a plate. Finish with date and coconut cake or mochi - Japanese sticky rice cakes. Takeaway or eat in at counter seating or wooden tables surrounded by timber clad walls, plant pots, exposed brickwork and copper piping. 2016/02/29 Where:
Cocotte, 95 Westbourne Grove London, W2 4UW
Category: French Cuisine

Cocotte, 95 Westbourne Grove, London, W2 4UW

Tube: Bayswater Underground Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris Bower
Inspired by the chicken takeaway sites popular in Paris rotisserie chicken, served whole, half or by the quarter, is the reason to visit Cocotte restaurant in Notting Hill. Marinated for 24 hours in a special mix of herbs and spices, succulent roast chicken is slow cooked for three hours then finished on the rotisserie spit, on display in the centre of the restaurant, to crisp up the skin. Alongside are sauces - garlic mayo, home-made barbeque, mustard and gravy among them - and salads, available as light side dish or main course. The Raymonde combines quinoa, millet, yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, peas and black currant while the Fernande brings barley, pomegranate, feta cheese, baby salad and spring onions together on a plate. Finish with date and coconut cake or mochi - Japanese sticky rice cakes. Takeaway or eat in at counter seating or wooden tables surrounded by timber clad walls, plant pots, exposed brickwork and copper piping.
 
 
 

Dickie Fitz

Opened late February 2016

Dickie Fitz Opened late February 2016 Affinity Bars & Restaurants, which also includes The Henry Root, Princess Victoria and The Lady Ottoline, is behind Dickie Fitz an all-day Australasian restaurant at the top of Newman Street. At the helm is Australian group executive chef Matt Robinson, who most notably headed up the kitchen at Bluebird Chelsea, prior to spending time at Gordon Ramsay Group restaurants, Marco Pierre White's Criterion and Skylon. The open, bright two-floor restaurant has an art deco stained glass staircase connecting the two and interiors designed by Kanvass. The ground floor restaurant has room for 45 with a further 45 upstairs, 14 on the terrace and a semi-private space on the top floor seating up to 14 guests. Serving a full menu from breakfast through to dinner, Dickie Fitz offers Pacific dishes, drinks and small plates, weekend brunches, Sunday roasts and cocktails. 2016/02/29 Where:
Dickie Fitz, 48 Newman Street London, W1T 1QQ
Category:

Dickie Fitz, 48 Newman Street, London, W1T 1QQ

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt Robinson
Affinity Bars & Restaurants, which also includes The Henry Root, Princess Victoria and The Lady Ottoline, is behind Dickie Fitz an all-day Australasian restaurant at the top of Newman Street. At the helm is Australian group executive chef Matt Robinson, who most notably headed up the kitchen at Bluebird Chelsea, prior to spending time at Gordon Ramsay Group restaurants, Marco Pierre White's Criterion and Skylon. The open, bright two-floor restaurant has an art deco stained glass staircase connecting the two and interiors designed by Kanvass. The ground floor restaurant has room for 45 with a further 45 upstairs, 14 on the terrace and a semi-private space on the top floor seating up to 14 guests. Serving a full menu from breakfast through to dinner, Dickie Fitz offers Pacific dishes, drinks and small plates, weekend brunches, Sunday roasts and cocktails.
 
 
 

Pitt Cue Co.

Opened February 2016

Pitt Cue Co. Opened February 2016 Pitt Cue is now closed and will reopen in Devonshire Square in February 2016. Upgrading its premises from a van parked under Hungerford Bridge to a permanent home on Soho's Newburgh Street, the Pitt Cue Co. brings its high quality American-style barbecued meats, best washed down with a shot of burbon, to a wider audience. The restaurant off Carnaby Street is a relatively small space with rustic wooden tables and just 30 seats prompting co-founder Jamie Berger and chef Tom Adams to make this a 'no reservations' venture (not to 'be cool' but to be fair). Mains are served with sides of baked beans, braised sprout tops and hock, beet and pickle salad while the Pitt Cue pickle jar contains shiitake, fennel, kohlrabi, red onion and celery. But it's the barbecued beef ribs, brisket and pulled pork that has the reviewers in raptures. Order a pickle back if you're feeling brave - and you'll get a shot of bourbon and a shot of pickle juice to wash it all down. Surprisingly good. 2016/02/29 Where:
Pitt Cue Co., 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square London, EC2M 4YP
Category:

Pitt Cue Co., 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4YP

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt Robinson
Pitt Cue is now closed and will reopen in Devonshire Square in February 2016.
Upgrading its premises from a van parked under Hungerford Bridge to a permanent home on Soho's Newburgh Street, the Pitt Cue Co. brings its high quality American-style barbecued meats, best washed down with a shot of burbon, to a wider audience. The restaurant off Carnaby Street is a relatively small space with rustic wooden tables and just 30 seats prompting co-founder Jamie Berger and chef Tom Adams to make this a 'no reservations' venture (not to 'be cool' but to be fair). Mains are served with sides of baked beans, braised sprout tops and hock, beet and pickle salad while the Pitt Cue pickle jar contains shiitake, fennel, kohlrabi, red onion and celery. But it's the barbecued beef ribs, brisket and pulled pork that has the reviewers in raptures. Order a pickle back if you're feeling brave - and you'll get a shot of bourbon and a shot of pickle juice to wash it all down. Surprisingly good.
 
 
 

Hawes & Curtis

Opened 26th February 2016

Hawes & Curtis Opened 26th February 2016 Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis sells good quality shirts, suits and accessories from this store in the Shard Arcade located between London Bridge underground station and the main entrances to The Shard and The News Building. Hawes & Curtis was established in 1913 by tailors Ralph Hawes and George Frederick Curtis and has most famously been worn by the Duke of Windsor and Lord Mountbatten. It was bought in 2002 for £1 by Touker Suleyman, who rescued the business and transformed it into a £30 million success story and a by-word for smart city shirts. 2016/02/26 Where:
Hawes & Curtis, The Shard Arcade, The Place London, SE1 9SG
Category: Menswear

Hawes & Curtis, The Shard Arcade, The Place, London, SE1 9SG

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt Robinson
Jermyn Street shirtmaker Hawes & Curtis sells good quality shirts, suits and accessories from this store in the Shard Arcade located between London Bridge underground station and the main entrances to The Shard and The News Building. Hawes & Curtis was established in 1913 by tailors Ralph Hawes and George Frederick Curtis and has most famously been worn by the Duke of Windsor and Lord Mountbatten. It was bought in 2002 for £1 by Touker Suleyman, who rescued the business and transformed it into a £30 million success story and a by-word for smart city shirts.
 
 
 

Pharmacy 2

Opened 23rd February 2016

Pharmacy 2 Opened 23rd February 2016 Eighteen years after the first Pharmacy, the seen-and-be-seen restaurant of the late '90s, Damien Hirst opens Pharmacy 2, buddying up with his pal Mark Hix to give diners a classic Hix menu of British and European food. While surrounded by Hirst's brightly coloured pills, you can enjoy squid with green chilli, garlic and almonds, Brick a l'oeuf de carnard with harissa, or Mark's interpretation of the traditional German dish, 'Heaven and Earth'. Puddings include pineapple upside-down cake, and poached Yorkshire rhubarb with saffron ice cream. Open for breakfasts during the week, brunch at weekends, and roasts on Sundays, the restaurant welcomes visitors to Hirst's Newport Street Gallery during the day, and is open to evening diners when the gallery is closed. Damien designed a formaldehyde 'Cock and Bull' for Hix's Tramshed so it makes sense for Hix to partner with Hirst on Pharmacy reincarnated. 2016/02/23 Where:
Pharmacy 2, Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street London, SE11 6AJ
Category: British Cuisine

Pharmacy 2, Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AJ

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016
Eighteen years after the first Pharmacy, the seen-and-be-seen restaurant of the late '90s, Damien Hirst opens Pharmacy 2, buddying up with his pal Mark Hix to give diners a classic Hix menu of British and European food. While surrounded by Hirst's brightly coloured pills, you can enjoy squid with green chilli, garlic and almonds, Brick a l'oeuf de carnard with harissa, or Mark's interpretation of the traditional German dish, 'Heaven and Earth'. Puddings include pineapple upside-down cake, and poached Yorkshire rhubarb with saffron ice cream. Open for breakfasts during the week, brunch at weekends, and roasts on Sundays, the restaurant welcomes visitors to Hirst's Newport Street Gallery during the day, and is open to evening diners when the gallery is closed. Damien designed a formaldehyde 'Cock and Bull' for Hix's Tramshed so it makes sense for Hix to partner with Hirst on Pharmacy reincarnated.
 
 
 

The Larder

Opened 17th February 2016

The Larder Opened 17th February 2016 With hearty breakfasts, lunchtime toasties and healthy snacks, to eat in or take away, The Larder cafe and food store ensures Fitrovia's hungry locals are well stocked. Open from 7.30am Monday to Friday and 9am on Saturdays, breakfast brings health-conscious choices as well as more indulgent morning fare such as chia seed pots with mixed berries, toasted breakfast sandwiches and freshly baked cinnamon rolls - a signature of executive chef Diego Cardoso. Own branded coffee by award-winning Reads Coffee Roasters, a Dorset-based family-run roaster, is best accompanied by St John's freshly baked doughnuts filled with fresh custard. At lunch choose from fresh salads, savoury tarts, house-made sausage rolls and sandwiches. Wine from smaller growers and beer from craft breweries Freedom and Crate are available by the glass or bottle, and there's a selection of organic or biodynamic wines to take away. Fill your pantry with top-quality food from Michelin-starred Hedone and cheese from La Fromagerie. 2016/02/17 Where:
The Larder, Fitzroy Place, 8 Pearson Square London, W1W 7EY
Category: Cafes and Delis

The Larder, Fitzroy Place, 8 Pearson Square, London, W1W 7EY

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwich
With hearty breakfasts, lunchtime toasties and healthy snacks, to eat in or take away, The Larder cafe and food store ensures Fitrovia's hungry locals are well stocked. Open from 7.30am Monday to Friday and 9am on Saturdays, breakfast brings health-conscious choices as well as more indulgent morning fare such as chia seed pots with mixed berries, toasted breakfast sandwiches and freshly baked cinnamon rolls - a signature of executive chef Diego Cardoso. Own branded coffee by award-winning Reads Coffee Roasters, a Dorset-based family-run roaster, is best accompanied by St John's freshly baked doughnuts filled with fresh custard. At lunch choose from fresh salads, savoury tarts, house-made sausage rolls and sandwiches. Wine from smaller growers and beer from craft breweries Freedom and Crate are available by the glass or bottle, and there's a selection of organic or biodynamic wines to take away. Fill your pantry with top-quality food from Michelin-starred Hedone and cheese from La Fromagerie.
 
 
 

Leman Street Tavern

Opened 15th February 2016

Leman Street Tavern Opened 15th February 2016 Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group and, like the rest of the family, manages to successfully bring the British pub into the 21st century, reimagining it as a contemporary bar with good food and a welcoming atmosphere. There's a dining area in the pub adjoining Goodman's Fields, a large development of luxury flats, as well as plenty of space for big comfy sofas for those just wanting a drink. Serving food from breakfast to supper, choices include smashed avocado on sourdough, served from 8am until 11am, and bar snacks like black pudding sausage roll and baked Camembert with buttered soldiers. They also run special events - a recent evening of Japanese whisky tasting and ice carving , for example, was held in The Chambers, the 24-seat private room also available to hire. 2016/02/15 Where:
Leman Street Tavern, 31 Leman Street London, E1 8PT
Category: Pubs

Leman Street Tavern, 31 Leman Street, London, E1 8PT

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwich
Between Wapping and Aldgate is the Leman Street Tavern , a 1.5 million pound pub that's owned by the Geronimo Inns group and, like the rest of the family, manages to successfully bring the British pub into the 21st century, reimagining it as a contemporary bar with good food and a welcoming atmosphere. There's a dining area in the pub adjoining Goodman's Fields, a large development of luxury flats, as well as plenty of space for big comfy sofas for those just wanting a drink. Serving food from breakfast to supper, choices include smashed avocado on sourdough, served from 8am until 11am, and bar snacks like black pudding sausage roll and baked Camembert with buttered soldiers. They also run special events - a recent evening of Japanese whisky tasting and ice carving , for example, was held in The Chambers, the 24-seat private room also available to hire.
 
 
 

Yumi Izakaya

Opened 15th February 2016

Yumi Izakaya Opened 15th February 2016 Fashioned on the izakayas found tucked away in the backstreets of Tokyo and beyond, but with a London touch, Yumi Izakaya specialises in Japanese snacks and drinking food. Owner Caspar von Hofmannsthal has partnered with Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group to reincarnate Yumi Izakaya, originally a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in central London. T he 38-cover casual dining restaurant within The Piccadilly London West End is open seven days, from lunch until late, and has a menu which changes regularly according to the seasons and includes small plates of okonomiyaki Osaka style, daikon wrapped pork gyozas and chilli fried cauliflower. The walls feature wooden tiles made from chopped tree trunks, long tables and benches are made from exposed wood, and lighting is kept low with hanging filament bulbs throughout the space. The open grill, a natural focal point, is where meats and bacon wrapped vegetable skewers are cooked, and adjoining the area is a bar with stool seating. 2016/02/15 Where:
Yumi Izakaya, 67 Shaftesbury Avenue, The Piccadilly West End Hotel London, W1D 6EX
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Yumi Izakaya, 67 Shaftesbury Avenue, The Piccadilly West End Hotel, London, W1D 6EX

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwich
Fashioned on the izakayas found tucked away in the backstreets of Tokyo and beyond, but with a London touch, Yumi Izakaya specialises in Japanese snacks and drinking food. Owner Caspar von Hofmannsthal has partnered with Tom and Ed Martin of ETM Group to reincarnate Yumi Izakaya, originally a restaurant in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in central London. T he 38-cover casual dining restaurant within The Piccadilly London West End is open seven days, from lunch until late, and has a menu which changes regularly according to the seasons and includes small plates of okonomiyaki Osaka style, daikon wrapped pork gyozas and chilli fried cauliflower. The walls feature wooden tiles made from chopped tree trunks, long tables and benches are made from exposed wood, and lighting is kept low with hanging filament bulbs throughout the space. The open grill, a natural focal point, is where meats and bacon wrapped vegetable skewers are cooked, and adjoining the area is a bar with stool seating.
 
 
 

Osteria

Opened 11th February 2016

Osteria Opened 11th February 2016 In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is an old meat slicer and table dedicated to charcuterie. Italian meats, including 'Roman-style' tripe and Sicilian sausage give this modern restaurant created by Searcys in collaboration with Anthony Demetre (the man behind the Michelin starred Arbutus and Wild Honey) its distinctive flavour. Under head chef Patrick Leano, formerly of Arbutus, the kitchen produces starters of carpaccio of sea bream, grilled octopus, potatoes and smoked peppers are followed by homemade pasta dishes and suckling pig or slow cooked beef polenta served with roast onions. Polenta cake with orange marmalade, and zabaione complete the ingredient-focussed menu. Brass light fixtures and door handles, leather upholstery and splashes of luxurious fabrics in the booths are combined with work of artists from Limoncello Gallery in Hagerston on the walls while a neon sign above the bar says 'Amore Bibo', Latin for 'I drink with Love'. 2016/02/11 Where:
Osteria, Barbican Centre, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Osteria, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
In the centre of Osteria , the Italian restaurant on the second floor of the Barbican Centre, is an old meat slicer and table dedicated to charcuterie. Italian meats, including 'Roman-style' tripe and Sicilian sausage give this modern restaurant created by Searcys in collaboration with Anthony Demetre (the man behind the Michelin starred Arbutus and Wild Honey) its distinctive flavour. Under head chef Patrick Leano, formerly of Arbutus, the kitchen produces starters of carpaccio of sea bream, grilled octopus, potatoes and smoked peppers are followed by homemade pasta dishes and suckling pig or slow cooked beef polenta served with roast onions. Polenta cake with orange marmalade, and zabaione complete the ingredient-focussed menu. Brass light fixtures and door handles, leather upholstery and splashes of luxurious fabrics in the booths are combined with work of artists from Limoncello Gallery in Hagerston on the walls while a neon sign above the bar says 'Amore Bibo', Latin for 'I drink with Love'.
 
 
 

Native

Opened early February 2016

Native Opened early February 2016 Native co-founders Imogen Davis and Chef-Patron Ivan Tisdall-Downes met at university, trained at River Cottage and ran supper clubs before launching this Neals Yard restaurant. Specialising in game, wild food and rare breeds, the focus is on the great flavours you can find raiding Britain's wild larder. Hugely passionate about nose to tail and stem to root eating, they are wild about game meat. But instead of a delicacy, game, rare-breed meats and wild food are given the street food treatment making them more accessible in both approach and price. Lunch and dinner menus change with the seasons and you'll find twists on familiar dishes. Just look at their signature pigeon kebab and Southern fried rabbit, served alongside foraged and vegetarian dishes. The drinks menu puts British wines centre stage and there are sparkling wines as well as regularly-changing seasonal cocktails to sup. 2016/02/10 Where:
Native, 3 Neal's Yard London, WC2H 9DP
Category: British Cuisine

Native, 3 Neal's Yard, London, WC2H 9DP

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
Native co-founders Imogen Davis and Chef-Patron Ivan Tisdall-Downes met at university, trained at River Cottage and ran supper clubs before launching this Neals Yard restaurant. Specialising in game, wild food and rare breeds, the focus is on the great flavours you can find raiding Britain's wild larder. Hugely passionate about nose to tail and stem to root eating, they are wild about game meat. But instead of a delicacy, game, rare-breed meats and wild food are given the street food treatment making them more accessible in both approach and price. Lunch and dinner menus change with the seasons and you'll find twists on familiar dishes. Just look at their signature pigeon kebab and Southern fried rabbit, served alongside foraged and vegetarian dishes. The drinks menu puts British wines centre stage and there are sparkling wines as well as regularly-changing seasonal cocktails to sup.
 
 
 

Manolo Blahnik

Opened 4th February 2016

Manolo Blahnik Opened 4th February 2016 More than 40 years after Manolo Blahnik opened his first store on Old Church Street in Chelsea, the shoe designer expands to a second standalone shop in London, in Burlington Arcade, one of the places he fell in love with when he first visited London as a teenager. Steeped in history, the covered arcade that runs between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens, alongside Bond Street, underwent a 10 million pound refurbishment in 2015. The 1,000 square foot, double-fronted shop within the picturesque arcade sells women's and men's shoes from the seasonal collections as well as classic Manolo Blahnik pieces and a collection of bags. Neighbours include fancy French macaroon makers Laduree, Chanel-owned Eres, Barrie and Maison Michel, and the upmarket men's footwear brand Harrys of London. 2016/02/04 Where:
Manolo Blahnik, Burlington Arcade London, W1J 0QJ
Category: Shoes

Manolo Blahnik, Burlington Arcade, London, W1J 0QJ

Tube: Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
More than 40 years after Manolo Blahnik opened his first store on Old Church Street in Chelsea, the shoe designer expands to a second standalone shop in London, in Burlington Arcade, one of the places he fell in love with when he first visited London as a teenager. Steeped in history, the covered arcade that runs between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens, alongside Bond Street, underwent a 10 million pound refurbishment in 2015. The 1,000 square foot, double-fronted shop within the picturesque arcade sells women's and men's shoes from the seasonal collections as well as classic Manolo Blahnik pieces and a collection of bags. Neighbours include fancy French macaroon makers Laduree, Chanel-owned Eres, Barrie and Maison Michel, and the upmarket men's footwear brand Harrys of London.
 
 
 

Frenchie

Opened 2nd February 2016

Frenchie Opened 2nd February 2016 Gregory Marchand, the chef behind the hugely popular Frenchie restaurant wine bar and wine shop in the Rue du Nil in Paris, considers London his second home. Small wonder then that Covent Garden is the place he's chosen to open his first restaurant outside Paris. Having spent several long periods in the capital cooking at the Savoy, Mandarin Oriental and Fifteen, where the kitchen nickname "Frenchie" stuck, Greg's cooking is simple yet precise and dishes are French though heavily influenced by his travels from London to New York through Spain and Hong Kong. The London restaurant spans two floors, including a ground floor bar for walk-ins and a downstairs restaurant. Given the popularity of the Parisian Frenchie, we expect queues down the street for those walk-in tables. 2016/02/02 Where:
Frenchie, 16 Henrietta Street London, WC2E 8QH
Category: French Cuisine

Frenchie, 16 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QH

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

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
Gregory Marchand, the chef behind the hugely popular Frenchie restaurant wine bar and wine shop in the Rue du Nil in Paris, considers London his second home. Small wonder then that Covent Garden is the place he's chosen to open his first restaurant outside Paris. Having spent several long periods in the capital cooking at the Savoy, Mandarin Oriental and Fifteen, where the kitchen nickname "Frenchie" stuck, Greg's cooking is simple yet precise and dishes are French though heavily influenced by his travels from London to New York through Spain and Hong Kong. The London restaurant spans two floors, including a ground floor bar for walk-ins and a downstairs restaurant. Given the popularity of the Parisian Frenchie, we expect queues down the street for those walk-in tables.
 
 
 

Barbecoa Piccadilly

Opened 31st January 2016

Barbecoa Piccadilly Opened 31st January 2016 Set within a new space at the historic Prince's House on 194-196 Piccadilly, Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa comes to Piccadilly following the success of the original upmarket Barbecoa barbecue restaurant by St Paul's Cathedral. Bigger than the original, the second restaurant is a 9,000 square foot space which can cater for more than 300 guests over the ground and basement floors. Barbecoa's menu focuses on flames and fire­-based cooking methods - there's "an arsenal of fancy barbecue equipment" (The Independent) - creating wonderful smoke-­filled flavours. Quality cuts of meat, all hand selected by in-house butchers, are cooked on a Japanese robata grill, a Texan smoker or in a Tandoori oven so mains are a carnivore feast of rump, fillet and strip steak and burger, lamb skewers and leg steak, pork belly, spatchcock chicken and sticky, smokey ribs. "Stick to the chargrilled meat," says Zoe Williams reviewing the original restaurant in the Telegraph, "and you can't go wrong". Her lamb skewers were "stunning" and the rump steak "a very macho statement of total competence". 2016/01/31 Where:
Barbecoa Piccadilly, 194-196 Piccadilly London, W1J 9EX
Category:

Barbecoa Piccadilly, 194-196 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EX

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Green Park Station

 
 
Set within a new space at the historic Prince's House on 194-196 Piccadilly, Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa comes to Piccadilly following the success of the original upmarket Barbecoa barbecue restaurant by St Paul's Cathedral. Bigger than the original, the second restaurant is a 9,000 square foot space which can cater for more than 300 guests over the ground and basement floors. Barbecoa's menu focuses on flames and fire­-based cooking methods - there's "an arsenal of fancy barbecue equipment" (The Independent) - creating wonderful smoke-­filled flavours. Quality cuts of meat, all hand selected by in-house butchers, are cooked on a Japanese robata grill, a Texan smoker or in a Tandoori oven so mains are a carnivore feast of rump, fillet and strip steak and burger, lamb skewers and leg steak, pork belly, spatchcock chicken and sticky, smokey ribs. "Stick to the chargrilled meat," says Zoe Williams reviewing the original restaurant in the Telegraph, "and you can't go wrong". Her lamb skewers were "stunning" and the rump steak "a very macho statement of total competence".
 
 
 

Biblioteka

Opened 2016 2016

Biblioteka Opened 2016 2016 Restaurateur Leonid Shutov, founder of Bob Bob Ricard, is turning the former Lloyds Bank flagship branch in St James's Street into a 250-seat restaurant, Biblioteka, serving "English classics and Russian delicacies". At 20,000 square feet it's one of the largest restaurants in central London, almost twice as big again as Quaglino's and roughly the same size as Brasserie Zedel, and £9 million has been set aside for the interiors. The restaurant's name - Biblioteka is Russian for library - hints at how the interiors have been designed: the walls of the restaurant display the impressive wine collection like books. This includes "over 100 vintages of Chateau d'Yquem, Krug Champagne going back to 1915; and top Bordeaux including Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Cheval Blanc extending back to 1937", according to a report in the Evening Standard. With Michelin aspirations, the restaurant is "the last word in luxury" (Telegraph) with simple food expertly presented in "London's most talked about dining room interior". 2016/01/31 Where:
Biblioteka, 12 St James's Street London, SW1A 1ER
Category:

Biblioteka, 12 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1ER

Tube: Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Restaurateur Leonid Shutov, founder of Bob Bob Ricard, is turning the former Lloyds Bank flagship branch in St James's Street into a 250-seat restaurant, Biblioteka, serving "English classics and Russian delicacies". At 20,000 square feet it's one of the largest restaurants in central London, almost twice as big again as Quaglino's and roughly the same size as Brasserie Zedel, and £9 million has been set aside for the interiors. The restaurant's name - Biblioteka is Russian for library - hints at how the interiors have been designed: the walls of the restaurant display the impressive wine collection like books. This includes "over 100 vintages of Chateau d'Yquem, Krug Champagne going back to 1915; and top Bordeaux including Chateau Haut-Brion, Chateau Margaux and Chateau Cheval Blanc extending back to 1937", according to a report in the Evening Standard. With Michelin aspirations, the restaurant is "the last word in luxury" (Telegraph) with simple food expertly presented in "London's most talked about dining room interior".
 
 
 

Tiny Leaf

Opened 28th January 2016

Tiny Leaf Opened 28th January 2016 Organic, vegetarian and zero waste, Tiny Leaf takes its eco credentials seriously. The restaurant run by chef, writer and food activist Justin Horne, Jonathan Krauss (formerly of Chiltern Firehouse) and Alice Gilsenan takes surplus food donated by local food suppliers and turns it into a guilt-free fine dining experience. Spanning four floors on the Westbourne Park Road site where Bumpkin used to be, the restaurant includes a ground-floor bistro and juice bar, cinema and events space and botanical cocktail bar. Menus change daily depending on what would have been wasted, with deliveries coming from partners like Planet Organic and Langridge, wholesalers of local and seasonal organic produce. But to give you a taste, typical vegetarian dishes include chargrilled celeriac and broccoli steaks with baba ghanoush, and baked Moroccan tagine. 2016/01/28 Where:
Tiny Leaf, 209 Westbourne Park Road London, W11 1EA
Category: Vegetarian Cuisine

Tiny Leaf, 209 Westbourne Park Road, London, W11 1EA

Tube: Westbourne Park Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
Organic, vegetarian and zero waste, Tiny Leaf takes its eco credentials seriously. The restaurant run by chef, writer and food activist Justin Horne, Jonathan Krauss (formerly of Chiltern Firehouse) and Alice Gilsenan takes surplus food donated by local food suppliers and turns it into a guilt-free fine dining experience. Spanning four floors on the Westbourne Park Road site where Bumpkin used to be, the restaurant includes a ground-floor bistro and juice bar, cinema and events space and botanical cocktail bar. Menus change daily depending on what would have been wasted, with deliveries coming from partners like Planet Organic and Langridge, wholesalers of local and seasonal organic produce. But to give you a taste, typical vegetarian dishes include chargrilled celeriac and broccoli steaks with baba ghanoush, and baked Moroccan tagine.
 
 
 

Choconut

Opened 27th January 2016

Choconut Opened 27th January 2016 Personalised chocolates, created by a team led by Xavier Parcerisa, formerly Head Pastry Chef at The Goring, nuts and quality coffee are the little luxuries on display at Choconut on Great Portland Street. Enticing shoppers in with a dual chocolate fountain in the window, this family run business specialises in delectable bonbons, bars, truffles and bespoke, handmade chocolate, ready to go in 15 minutes. Select your chosen chocolate and ingredients, head to the counter and watch the master chocolatiers at work. Coffee comes in limited edition single origins using beans from all over the globe. Hot chocolate, loose leaf teas - from orange to cinnamon rose - and French iced coffee are also available to drink-in (there are bar stools at high tables) or take away. While the walls are lined with chocolate products, nuts of all shapes, sizes and flavours - honey roasted and caramelised cashews, wasabi-coated peanuts, roasted pecans and walnuts, raw almond kernels and brazil nuts - are beautifully displayed in handmade curvaceous containers in the centre of the shop. 2016/01/27 Where:
Choconut, 161 Great Portland Street London, W1W 5PB
Category: Food and Drink Shops

Choconut, 161 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PB

Tube: Great Portland Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
Personalised chocolates, created by a team led by Xavier Parcerisa, formerly Head Pastry Chef at The Goring, nuts and quality coffee are the little luxuries on display at Choconut on Great Portland Street. Enticing shoppers in with a dual chocolate fountain in the window, this family run business specialises in delectable bonbons, bars, truffles and bespoke, handmade chocolate, ready to go in 15 minutes. Select your chosen chocolate and ingredients, head to the counter and watch the master chocolatiers at work. Coffee comes in limited edition single origins using beans from all over the globe. Hot chocolate, loose leaf teas - from orange to cinnamon rose - and French iced coffee are also available to drink-in (there are bar stools at high tables) or take away. While the walls are lined with chocolate products, nuts of all shapes, sizes and flavours - honey roasted and caramelised cashews, wasabi-coated peanuts, roasted pecans and walnuts, raw almond kernels and brazil nuts - are beautifully displayed in handmade curvaceous containers in the centre of the shop.
 
 
 

Farmstand

Opened 26th January 2016

Farmstand Opened 26th January 2016 This 30-cover, no reservations restaurant in Covent Garden takes its name from the US roadside stalls known as 'farmstands' selling locally grown fresh fruit, veg and other produce, common in American founder Steven Novick's hometown. Open from breakfast until late seven days a week, the menu at Farmstand is internationally-influenced, UK-sourced and nutritionally-balanced with lots of 'build your own' and 'ready to go' boxed options, to takeaway or eat-in. Breakfast could be four-grain porridge with organic oat milk, coconut yogurt topped with seasonal compote, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon or the Farmstand Breakfast Box - two free range eggs, roasted tomatoes and spinach. From lunchtime onwards, one main (beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian) is boxed up with two seasonal side dishes or you can build your own, choosing from four main options, eight side dishes and two extras topped off with optional extras like house-made salsa or fresh seasonal leaves. Not only are wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free options clearly labelled but the origin, ethical and sustainable credentials are there for all to see. 2016/01/26 Where:
Farmstand, 42 Drury Lane London, WC2B 5AJ
Category:

Farmstand, 42 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5AJ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
This 30-cover, no reservations restaurant in Covent Garden takes its name from the US roadside stalls known as 'farmstands' selling locally grown fresh fruit, veg and other produce, common in American founder Steven Novick's hometown. Open from breakfast until late seven days a week, the menu at Farmstand is internationally-influenced, UK-sourced and nutritionally-balanced with lots of 'build your own' and 'ready to go' boxed options, to takeaway or eat-in. Breakfast could be four-grain porridge with organic oat milk, coconut yogurt topped with seasonal compote, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon or the Farmstand Breakfast Box - two free range eggs, roasted tomatoes and spinach. From lunchtime onwards, one main (beef, chicken, fish or vegetarian) is boxed up with two seasonal side dishes or you can build your own, choosing from four main options, eight side dishes and two extras topped off with optional extras like house-made salsa or fresh seasonal leaves. Not only are wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free options clearly labelled but the origin, ethical and sustainable credentials are there for all to see.
 
 
 

B&H Kitchen

Opened January 2016

B&H Kitchen Opened January 2016 Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners through the skills all good chefs should have. Run by the group's executive chef, Adam Gray, thrice weekly classes at B&H Kitchen focus on techniques, seasonal recipes and ingredient knowledge, all hosted in a beautifully designed well equipped kitchen. Courses range from knife skills and butchery to sausage making and seasonal vegetables. Taking place in a lovely space at the top of Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, just off Exmouth Market, classes teach students how to create everyday dishes as well as celebratory meals for special occasions. 2016/01/15 Where:
B&H Kitchen, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road London, EC1R 0HU
Category: Cookery Courses

B&H Kitchen, Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HU

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony Demetre
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners through the skills all good chefs should have. Run by the group's executive chef, Adam Gray, thrice weekly classes at B&H Kitchen focus on techniques, seasonal recipes and ingredient knowledge, all hosted in a beautifully designed well equipped kitchen. Courses range from knife skills and butchery to sausage making and seasonal vegetables. Taking place in a lovely space at the top of Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, just off Exmouth Market, classes teach students how to create everyday dishes as well as celebratory meals for special occasions.
 
 
 

King's Cross Pavilion

Opened early 2016

King's Cross Pavilion Opened early 2016 Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an enviable spot overlooking Regent's Canal. The imposing 9,200 square foot pavilion which opens out onto Granary Square is a three storey building conceived as a single sculptural form. Once complete, it will house a restaurant and bar with a viewing terrace, outdoor dining area on the canal side and full-height windows making use of its waterside position. It adds to the already burgeoning restuarant scene, joining neighbouring rated restaurants including Bruno Loubet's Grain Store, Caravan King's Cross, Dishoom and stalls from street food collective KERB. 2016/01/15 Where:
King's Cross Pavilion, Granary Square London, N1C 4AA
Category: Sights

King's Cross Pavilion, Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton Williams
Designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Stanton Williams, the firm behind the nearby Granary Complex which includes Central Saint Martin's, King's Cross Pavilion occupies an enviable spot overlooking Regent's Canal. The imposing 9,200 square foot pavilion which opens out onto Granary Square is a three storey building conceived as a single sculptural form. Once complete, it will house a restaurant and bar with a viewing terrace, outdoor dining area on the canal side and full-height windows making use of its waterside position. It adds to the already burgeoning restuarant scene, joining neighbouring rated restaurants including Bruno Loubet's Grain Store, Caravan King's Cross, Dishoom and stalls from street food collective KERB.
 
 
 

M Restaurants - Victoria

Opened January 2016

M Restaurants - Victoria Opened January 2016 One year after former Gaucho Restaurants managing director, Martin Williams, opened M Restaurants in the City, M Victoria brings the same concept to SW1. Housed in the Zig Zag Building, the M in Victoria combines two restaurants, a boutique wine store and bar area, private dining rooms, and a secret members club complete with mini cinema. The first restaurant is an international grill restaurant specialising in quality steak cuts from around the world, including high grade kobe beef. The second restaurant, RAW, features Asian-inspired dishes such as tartares, sushi and sashimi, bao and tiraditos. The wine shop offers speciality wines which cannot be found in the average off licence and there are regular tastings on offer, seated around a central tasting table which can accommodate up to 20. Michael Reid, who trained at both Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, is executive chef. Most recently he has worked with celebrity chef Shannon Bennet, spent time with George Calombaris and Peter Gilmore as well as cooking alongside Heston Blumenthal at The Skinny Duck, Melbourne. 2016/01/15 Where:
M Restaurants - Victoria, Zig Zag Building, 70 Victoria Street London, SW1E 6SQ
Category:

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

Tube: Victoria Station, St James's Park Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton Williams
One year after former Gaucho Restaurants managing director, Martin Williams, opened M Restaurants in the City, M Victoria brings the same concept to SW1. Housed in the Zig Zag Building, the M in Victoria combines two restaurants, a boutique wine store and bar area, private dining rooms, and a secret members club complete with mini cinema. The first restaurant is an international grill restaurant specialising in quality steak cuts from around the world, including high grade kobe beef. The second restaurant, RAW, features Asian-inspired dishes such as tartares, sushi and sashimi, bao and tiraditos. The wine shop offers speciality wines which cannot be found in the average off licence and there are regular tastings on offer, seated around a central tasting table which can accommodate up to 20. Michael Reid, who trained at both Le Gavroche and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, is executive chef. Most recently he has worked with celebrity chef Shannon Bennet, spent time with George Calombaris and Peter Gilmore as well as cooking alongside Heston Blumenthal at The Skinny Duck, Melbourne.
 
 
 

Inamo Covent Garden

Opened 6th January 2016

Inamo Covent Garden Opened 6th January 2016 Famous for combining interactive technology and pan Asian cuisine, inamo expands from Soho to Covent Garden with this stylish restaurant spread across three floors. Fed up with failing to get the waiter's attention, Oxford graduates Danny Potter and Noel Hunwick decided to set up inamo, a restaurant where customers do the ordering for themselves. Choose from the electronic menu, projected onto the table in front of you, and pick out your preferences on the touch sensitive panel. Thankfully, it's not all about the gimmicks here as the duo have sensibly invested just as heavily in the kitchen where dishes are created on the Japanese inspired robata grill. In addition to the regular menu there's a feature 'guest blogger dish' where a food writer, starting with Food Goblin (aka Lucy Boler) is invited to create their own dish. 2016/01/06 Where:
Inamo Covent Garden, 11-14 Hanover Place London, WC2E 9JP
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Inamo Covent Garden, 11-14 Hanover Place, London, WC2E 9JP

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Holborn Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton Williams
Famous for combining interactive technology and pan Asian cuisine, inamo expands from Soho to Covent Garden with this stylish restaurant spread across three floors. Fed up with failing to get the waiter's attention, Oxford graduates Danny Potter and Noel Hunwick decided to set up inamo, a restaurant where customers do the ordering for themselves. Choose from the electronic menu, projected onto the table in front of you, and pick out your preferences on the touch sensitive panel. Thankfully, it's not all about the gimmicks here as the duo have sensibly invested just as heavily in the kitchen where dishes are created on the Japanese inspired robata grill. In addition to the regular menu there's a feature 'guest blogger dish' where a food writer, starting with Food Goblin (aka Lucy Boler) is invited to create their own dish.
 
 
 

Shuang Shuang

Opened 4th January 2016

Shuang Shuang Opened 4th January 2016 Chinese hot pot, a generous pot of simmering stock, traditionally sunk into the table, is the dish of the day at Shuang Shuang, Fah Sundravorakul's Chinatown restaurant. With five different broths to choose from, diners are seated at their own individual simmering stockpot and can choose which ingredients to add from a passing conveyor belt to cook for themselves. These ingredients may include bowls of thinly sliced free-range British beef and pork, clams, sea bass or secret recipe beef and chicken balls. Any combination is possible and there are recipe cards for hot pot novices. For sweet treats, soy milk curd topped with lychee granita, whipped cream and mango coolie, and deep fried Chinese dough sticks with condensed milk and crushed nuts are among the options. Split over two floors of an old Victorian building on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Wardour Street, the informal ground floor dining room is reminiscent of how hot pot is served on the everyday tables of China and Asia with lattice walls and Fah's collection of porcelains and memorabilia from China. 2016/01/04 Where:
Shuang Shuang, 64 Shaftesbury Avenue London, W1D 6LU
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Shuang Shuang, 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6LU

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton Williams
Chinese hot pot, a generous pot of simmering stock, traditionally sunk into the table, is the dish of the day at Shuang Shuang, Fah Sundravorakul's Chinatown restaurant. With five different broths to choose from, diners are seated at their own individual simmering stockpot and can choose which ingredients to add from a passing conveyor belt to cook for themselves. These ingredients may include bowls of thinly sliced free-range British beef and pork, clams, sea bass or secret recipe beef and chicken balls. Any combination is possible and there are recipe cards for hot pot novices. For sweet treats, soy milk curd topped with lychee granita, whipped cream and mango coolie, and deep fried Chinese dough sticks with condensed milk and crushed nuts are among the options. Split over two floors of an old Victorian building on the corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Wardour Street, the informal ground floor dining room is reminiscent of how hot pot is served on the everyday tables of China and Asia with lattice walls and Fah's collection of porcelains and memorabilia from China.
 
 
 

The Detox Kitchen, Fitzrovia

Opened 4th January 2016

The Detox Kitchen, Fitzrovia Opened 4th January 2016 Expanding The Detox Kitchen empire further, food entrepreneur Lily Simpson opened a new flagship deli in Fitzroy Place in early 2016. Set across two floors, the deli features a salad and juice bar on the ground floor and a fully equipped fitness studio downstairs. Incorporating favourites from the original Kingly Street deli, it will serve signature salads and green juices as well as a new feature of an eat-in sharing menu of small plates and salads, available from breakfast through to early supper. Sticking to the ethos of 'where healthy meets delicious', Lily has created a menu of dishes that are packed with flavour but are also free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Options include griddled sweet potato, red onion, soya yoghurt and honey pecans; miso aubergine, sesame seeds and coriander; king prawn, quinoa, courgette and basil pesto; and favourites such as their renowned beetroot brownie. The fitness studio, meanwhile, has an eclectic programme of yoga classes and high-intensity interval training, led by some of the most respected fitness professionals in London. 2016/01/04 Where:
The Detox Kitchen, Fitzrovia, Fitzroy Place, 10 Mortimer Street London, W1T 3JJ
Category:

The Detox Kitchen, Fitzrovia, Fitzroy Place, 10 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JJ

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton Williams
Expanding The Detox Kitchen empire further, food entrepreneur Lily Simpson opened a new flagship deli in Fitzroy Place in early 2016. Set across two floors, the deli features a salad and juice bar on the ground floor and a fully equipped fitness studio downstairs. Incorporating favourites from the original Kingly Street deli, it will serve signature salads and green juices as well as a new feature of an eat-in sharing menu of small plates and salads, available from breakfast through to early supper. Sticking to the ethos of 'where healthy meets delicious', Lily has created a menu of dishes that are packed with flavour but are also free from wheat, dairy and refined sugar. Options include griddled sweet potato, red onion, soya yoghurt and honey pecans; miso aubergine, sesame seeds and coriander; king prawn, quinoa, courgette and basil pesto; and favourites such as their renowned beetroot brownie. The fitness studio, meanwhile, has an eclectic programme of yoga classes and high-intensity interval training, led by some of the most respected fitness professionals in London.
 
 
 

Chel*ski

Opened 18th December 2015

Chel*ski Opened 18th December 2015 London's largest indoor ski training centre, brought to you by the team behind Clip N Climb and located nearby, Chel*Ski gives you all the fun of the slopes without leaving London. With no lifts, no queues and no airport security, this is skiing without the hassle. All sessions are with an instructor who looks after a maximum of three on the treadmill-like rotating slope at any one time, so you get individual feedback to improve your technique. Chel*Ski also offers ski themed parties as well as private one-to-one lessons and caters for skiers, boarders and young sliders, everyone from first timers right through to Olympic downhill racers, with separate sessions run for skiers and boarders. The best part of a ski holiday? The après ski, of course! Served with a smile at the cafe where you can relax and enjoy some traditional slope-side refreshments including hot soups and melted cheese. 2015/12/18 Where:
Chel*ski, 4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road London, SW6 2EJ
Category:

Chel*ski, 4 Sotheron Place, Michael Road, London, SW6 2EJ

Tube: Fulham Broadway Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton Williams
London's largest indoor ski training centre, brought to you by the team behind Clip N Climb and located nearby, Chel*Ski gives you all the fun of the slopes without leaving London. With no lifts, no queues and no airport security, this is skiing without the hassle. All sessions are with an instructor who looks after a maximum of three on the treadmill-like rotating slope at any one time, so you get individual feedback to improve your technique. Chel*Ski also offers ski themed parties as well as private one-to-one lessons and caters for skiers, boarders and young sliders, everyone from first timers right through to Olympic downhill racers, with separate sessions run for skiers and boarders. The best part of a ski holiday? The après ski, of course! Served with a smile at the cafe where you can relax and enjoy some traditional slope-side refreshments including hot soups and melted cheese.
 
 
 

Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road

Opened 18th December 2015

Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road Opened 18th December 2015 Shake Shack, the American burger joint which first arrived in London from New York City in 2013, adds a third outlet in the city with Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road. On the ground floor of 80 New Oxford Street, part of the Crossrail development and a short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, the restaurant serves the same all-natural Angus beef burgers, griddled-crisp flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crinkle cut fries that have proved so popular both Stateside and in London at the Covent Garden and Westfield Stratford City branches. 2015/12/18 Where:
Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road, 80 New Oxford Street London, WC1A 1HB
Category:

Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road, 80 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
Shake Shack, the American burger joint which first arrived in London from New York City in 2013, adds a third outlet in the city with Shake Shack Tottenham Court Road. On the ground floor of 80 New Oxford Street, part of the Crossrail development and a short walk from Tottenham Court Road tube station, the restaurant serves the same all-natural Angus beef burgers, griddled-crisp flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crinkle cut fries that have proved so popular both Stateside and in London at the Covent Garden and Westfield Stratford City branches.
 
 
 

The Office Group - Angel

Opened December 2015

The Office Group - Angel Opened December 2015 There aren't many offices that get Instagrammed but The Office Group 's spaces at The Shard and Old Street are worthy of it. Offering office space for businesses, including co-working drop-in space, The Office Group in Islington can be found in the building that sits right above Angel tube. Opened in 2015 and designed by Shed architects, the space has a Memphis design style - all 'bright colours, bold forms and simplistic shapes'. There are individual offices, meeting and conference rooms available as well as a large co-working and drop-in space, and they'll be your virtual office, giving you business a central London address and handling phone calls. 2015/12/18 Where:
The Office Group - Angel, London, EC1V 1NY
Category:

The Office Group - Angel, , London, EC1V 1NY

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
There aren't many offices that get Instagrammed but The Office Group 's spaces at The Shard and Old Street are worthy of it. Offering office space for businesses, including co-working drop-in space, The Office Group in Islington can be found in the building that sits right above Angel tube. Opened in 2015 and designed by Shed architects, the space has a Memphis design style - all 'bright colours, bold forms and simplistic shapes'. There are individual offices, meeting and conference rooms available as well as a large co-working and drop-in space, and they'll be your virtual office, giving you business a central London address and handling phone calls.
 
 
 

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie

Opened 15th December 2015

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie Opened 15th December 2015 Opposite High Street Kensington tube station, all-day dining at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a sophisticated affair. Open for breakfast and brunch for avocado and spinach Benedict and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the all-day menu, available from 11.30am until late, includes grilled whole lobster with parsley and garlic butter and thick cut chips. Alongside the dining menu is a curated cocktail list of 12 including 'The Ivy Kensington Royale' - raspberries macerated with hibiscus, Sipsmith sloe gin, orange bitters and lime, topped with Champagne. Critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has come up with a striking antique pewter bar and positioned a 10 cover table on a raised area, creating a great vantage point over the restaurant. Vintage-style green bar stools and leather banquettes are off-set by brass light fittings, decorative mirrors and marble flooring, creating a sophisticated atmosphere that's a trademark of The Ivy and its growing family of brasseries, market grills and cafes springing up across London. Newly opened in March 2016, the restaurant also boasts an outdoor terrace that, with an entirely retractable roof and floor to ceiling windows, allows guests to enjoy a garden dining experience without enduring the tempestuous British weather. 2015/12/15 Where:
The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, 96 Kensington High Street London, W8 4SG
Category: Brasseries

The Ivy Kensington Brasserie, 96 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4SG

Tube: High Street Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
Opposite High Street Kensington tube station, all-day dining at The Ivy Kensington Brasserie is a sophisticated affair. Open for breakfast and brunch for avocado and spinach Benedict and griddled buttermilk pancakes, the all-day menu, available from 11.30am until late, includes grilled whole lobster with parsley and garlic butter and thick cut chips. Alongside the dining menu is a curated cocktail list of 12 including 'The Ivy Kensington Royale' - raspberries macerated with hibiscus, Sipsmith sloe gin, orange bitters and lime, topped with Champagne. Critically-acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has come up with a striking antique pewter bar and positioned a 10 cover table on a raised area, creating a great vantage point over the restaurant. Vintage-style green bar stools and leather banquettes are off-set by brass light fittings, decorative mirrors and marble flooring, creating a sophisticated atmosphere that's a trademark of The Ivy and its growing family of brasseries, market grills and cafes springing up across London. Newly opened in March 2016, the restaurant also boasts an outdoor terrace that, with an entirely retractable roof and floor to ceiling windows, allows guests to enjoy a garden dining experience without enduring the tempestuous British weather.
 
 
 

Stoke Newington Tea House

Opened 11th December 2015

Stoke Newington Tea House Opened 11th December 2015 A pub with no bar, the Stoke Newington Tea House does things a little differently. Tea tastes precedence over beer - though there are craft ales, lagers and bitters too. But tea is the hero product here. There are over 100 styles of brews - displayed on a vaulted bookcase - to cover all your tea drinking needs from early morning through to evening. Loose leaf, light, dark or green, subtle and strong, classic and fruity infusions are all on offer and there are six special mixtures each day for those who want to experiment with new flavours. Sip on a cup of Darjeeling in one of the pub's many booths or venture into the heated garden. Food comes as an all-day brunch with freshly baked bread from local Stoke Newington bakery, small plates of British tapas, classic British pub food and Sunday roasts. Those with a sweet tooth can also delight in baked cakes like red velvet, coffee and walnut, as well as tea infused desserts. The Great British cuppa married to another British institution: the pub. 2015/12/11 Where:
Stoke Newington Tea House, Stoke Newington London, N16 0LA
Category: Pubs

Stoke Newington Tea House, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0LA

Tube: Manor House Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
A pub with no bar, the Stoke Newington Tea House does things a little differently. Tea tastes precedence over beer - though there are craft ales, lagers and bitters too. But tea is the hero product here. There are over 100 styles of brews - displayed on a vaulted bookcase - to cover all your tea drinking needs from early morning through to evening. Loose leaf, light, dark or green, subtle and strong, classic and fruity infusions are all on offer and there are six special mixtures each day for those who want to experiment with new flavours. Sip on a cup of Darjeeling in one of the pub's many booths or venture into the heated garden. Food comes as an all-day brunch with freshly baked bread from local Stoke Newington bakery, small plates of British tapas, classic British pub food and Sunday roasts. Those with a sweet tooth can also delight in baked cakes like red velvet, coffee and walnut, as well as tea infused desserts. The Great British cuppa married to another British institution: the pub.
 
 
 

8 Mount Street

Opened 10th December 2015

8 Mount Street Opened 10th December 2015 Among the many fine dining options in Mayfair 8 Mount Street stands out for its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, Mediterranean inspired dishes and 30-foot long Italian marble bar dining counter that runs the length of the room. This 78-seater venue housed in a stunning period building is brought to you by executive chef Adrian Mellor who has headed up kitchens at some of the world's leading five star hotels - the Waldorf Astoria Maldives among them - as well as working as private chef to King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan. Menu options include starters like pecorino creme brulee and mains of grilled marinated lamb cutlets and smoked aubergine and lobster linguini. Beneath the restaurant is Bar Eight, an intimate space with the feel of a private members' club, but without the membership fee, where guests can sip on cocktails made with Japanese green tea infused with Sipsmith gin. The interior, designed by Clement Blanchet, the man behind the 2006 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, features brass panelling, crisp white linen, leather banquettes and carved wooden chairs as well as an eight-cover tiled private dining area with large windows overlooking an outside terrace complete with living wall. 2015/12/10 Where:
8 Mount Street, 8 Mount Street London, W1K 3NF
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

8 Mount Street, 8 Mount Street, London, W1K 3NF

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
Among the many fine dining options in Mayfair 8 Mount Street stands out for its welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, Mediterranean inspired dishes and 30-foot long Italian marble bar dining counter that runs the length of the room. This 78-seater venue housed in a stunning period building is brought to you by executive chef Adrian Mellor who has headed up kitchens at some of the world's leading five star hotels - the Waldorf Astoria Maldives among them - as well as working as private chef to King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan. Menu options include starters like pecorino creme brulee and mains of grilled marinated lamb cutlets and smoked aubergine and lobster linguini. Beneath the restaurant is Bar Eight, an intimate space with the feel of a private members' club, but without the membership fee, where guests can sip on cocktails made with Japanese green tea infused with Sipsmith gin. The interior, designed by Clement Blanchet, the man behind the 2006 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, features brass panelling, crisp white linen, leather banquettes and carved wooden chairs as well as an eight-cover tiled private dining area with large windows overlooking an outside terrace complete with living wall.
 
 
 

Go Ape - Battersea

Opened 10th December 2015

Go Ape - Battersea Opened 10th December 2015 Release your inner gorilla at Go Ape and climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park. This particular branch - one of 29 sites across the UK - is the closest to central London and it's also the first Go Ape to be built outside of a forest environment, incorporating some of the park's tallest trees. Divided into three sections, you can zip wire for 50 metres and explore 730 metres of rope bridges and crossings as high as 12 metres up above the park. Higher and more physically challenging parts present an exciting tree top obstacle course for adults as well as children aged ten and over, and there's a separate area for children as young as six. The highest obstacle crossings are double the height of most Go Ape courses, and many are twice as long as usual, making them extra wobbly and challenging. 2015/12/10 Where:
Go Ape - Battersea, Battersea Park London, SW11 4NJ
Category: Attractions for Kids

Go Ape - Battersea, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
Release your inner gorilla at Go Ape and climb among the tallest tree tops in Battersea Park. This particular branch - one of 29 sites across the UK - is the closest to central London and it's also the first Go Ape to be built outside of a forest environment, incorporating some of the park's tallest trees. Divided into three sections, you can zip wire for 50 metres and explore 730 metres of rope bridges and crossings as high as 12 metres up above the park. Higher and more physically challenging parts present an exciting tree top obstacle course for adults as well as children aged ten and over, and there's a separate area for children as young as six. The highest obstacle crossings are double the height of most Go Ape courses, and many are twice as long as usual, making them extra wobbly and challenging.
 
 
 

La Cabina

Opened 10th December 2015

La Cabina Opened 10th December 2015 A late night tapas and cocktail bar with a license until 5am, La Cabina on Kingsland Road has a menu of delightful small plates like roasted octopus, H. Forman smoked salmon on soda bread and Scotch eggs made with quails egg and haggis. A sister site to The Imperial Durbar and the Guerilla Group, bringing pizza and craft brews to the people of Tooting, La Cabina has the type of tapas you'd find in Seville. There's corn fed Iberico Jamon from Extremadura, mini roasted chorizo in red wine and Ginger Pig potted ham hock with piccalilli as well as that Spanish classic, churros and chocolate. 2015/12/10 Where:
La Cabina, 232 Kingsland Road London, E2 8AX
Category: Spanish Cuisine

La Cabina, 232 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8AX

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
A late night tapas and cocktail bar with a license until 5am, La Cabina on Kingsland Road has a menu of delightful small plates like roasted octopus, H. Forman smoked salmon on soda bread and Scotch eggs made with quails egg and haggis. A sister site to The Imperial Durbar and the Guerilla Group, bringing pizza and craft brews to the people of Tooting, La Cabina has the type of tapas you'd find in Seville. There's corn fed Iberico Jamon from Extremadura, mini roasted chorizo in red wine and Ginger Pig potted ham hock with piccalilli as well as that Spanish classic, churros and chocolate.
 
 
 

Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse

Opened 8th December 2015

Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse Opened 8th December 2015 He was told there was "no future for his business" by Dragons Den judge Duncan Bannatyne, but eight years on and Levi Roots has built a Caribbean food and drink empire worth 30 million. One of the most memorable success stories of TV business talent show, Roots (real name Keith Graham) won investment from Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh and continues to prove Bannatyne wrong, opening his Caribbean Smokehouse in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre in 2015. D eveloped in partnership with Las Iguanas co-founder Eren Ali, the restaurant offers genuine Caribbean cooking with plenty of Reggae Reggae Sauce. 2015/12/08 Where:
Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse, 101 The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Monfichet Road London, E20 1EN
Category: Caribbean Cuisine

Levi Roots Caribbean Smokehouse, 101 The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Monfichet Road, London, E20 1EN

Tube: Amersham Station

 
 
He was told there was "no future for his business" by Dragons Den judge Duncan Bannatyne, but eight years on and Levi Roots has built a Caribbean food and drink empire worth 30 million. One of the most memorable success stories of TV business talent show, Roots (real name Keith Graham) won investment from Peter Jones and Richard Farleigh and continues to prove Bannatyne wrong, opening his Caribbean Smokehouse in Stratford's Westfield shopping centre in 2015. D eveloped in partnership with Las Iguanas co-founder Eren Ali, the restaurant offers genuine Caribbean cooking with plenty of Reggae Reggae Sauce.
 
 
 

Patara

Opened 4th December 2015

Patara Opened 4th December 2015 A feature of the London dining scene for twenty five years, Thai restaurant Patara's fifth outlet in London can be found on Berners Street. The Soho restaurant showcases a bold new look designed by Super Futures (also responsible for interiors at Barrafina, Chotto Matte and Peyton & Byrne) and a menu featuring dishes not available at any of the other Patara sites. Patara's London venues - including the original on Fulham Road and the flagship Patara restaurant on Soho's Greek Street - are run by Saipin Lee who likens Patara to the Thai equivalent of Carluccio's - a family-run business which has grown progressively out of just one site. 2015/12/04 Where:
Patara, 5 Berners Street London, W1T 3LF
Category: Thai Cuisine

Patara, 5 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LF

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
A feature of the London dining scene for twenty five years, Thai restaurant Patara's fifth outlet in London can be found on Berners Street. The Soho restaurant showcases a bold new look designed by Super Futures (also responsible for interiors at Barrafina, Chotto Matte and Peyton & Byrne) and a menu featuring dishes not available at any of the other Patara sites. Patara's London venues - including the original on Fulham Road and the flagship Patara restaurant on Soho's Greek Street - are run by Saipin Lee who likens Patara to the Thai equivalent of Carluccio's - a family-run business which has grown progressively out of just one site.
 
 
 

Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch

Opened 3rd December 2015

Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch Opened 3rd December 2015 Good & Proper Tea are on a mission to change the way people think about and drink the humble cuppa. Having driven their crowd-funded mobile brew bar around town, founder Emilie Holmes and her team have road-tested the Good & Proper teas. Available in Black, Oolong, Green, White & Matcha Latte flavours, teas are brewed to order in a futuristic Steampunk brewer. Expertly prepared, your brew is served in beautiful Japanese ceramic cups and accompanied by house-made sweet and savoury crumpets. Sourdough crumpets come with butter and sea salt, raspberry jam or Nutella or, for something savoury, try smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye. It's about time we had a decent cuppa to rival the artisan coffee shops and Good & Proper Tea aims to do just that - this Shoreditch branch will soon be followed by another in Soho in 2016. 2015/12/03 Where:
Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch, The Bower London, EC1V 9NR
Category: Bars

Good & Proper Tea Shoreditch, The Bower, London, EC1V 9NR

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
Good & Proper Tea are on a mission to change the way people think about and drink the humble cuppa. Having driven their crowd-funded mobile brew bar around town, founder Emilie Holmes and her team have road-tested the Good & Proper teas. Available in Black, Oolong, Green, White & Matcha Latte flavours, teas are brewed to order in a futuristic Steampunk brewer. Expertly prepared, your brew is served in beautiful Japanese ceramic cups and accompanied by house-made sweet and savoury crumpets. Sourdough crumpets come with butter and sea salt, raspberry jam or Nutella or, for something savoury, try smoked salmon and cream cheese on rye. It's about time we had a decent cuppa to rival the artisan coffee shops and Good & Proper Tea aims to do just that - this Shoreditch branch will soon be followed by another in Soho in 2016.
 
 
 

Mimosa

Opened 3rd December 2015

Mimosa Opened 3rd December 2015 A restaurant with a bar and club on the lower ground floor, Mimosa combines a modern British menu with a kicking sound system in one fabulous three-storey Georgian townhouse in Chelsea. Popular dishes in Mimosa's restaurant include pan fried fillets of seabass served with butternut squash risotto, posh fish and chips and slow roasted Suffolk pork belly with dauphinoise potatoes. Head down to the club - designed by award winning Julian Taylor Design Associates who have installed a spectacular ceiling with dozens of gold framed antique mirrors - for hand crafted cocktails at the mirror-backed bar. Low level antique tables and luxuriously upholstered seating but you'll want to get up and dance to classic house and techno tunes from the DJs, led by AudioLung. With all this under one roof you can arrive for pre dinner drinks, enjoy supper then dance - all without leaving the rather elegant building. 2015/12/03 Where:
Mimosa, 86 Fulham Road, Chelsea London, SW3 6HR
Category: British Cuisine

Mimosa, 86 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 6HR

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Photo: Vilius KadunasThe CronutEneko AtxaPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Dutch BabyConrad Shawcross, Night Rendering of The Optic Cloak, 2015, by CF MollerPhil HowardSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreBuilding work in Wonderlab The Statoil Gallery (c) Science MuseumEmma BengtssonDesign Museum, Kensington, open late 2016L to R: Ben Tish and Simon Mullins, Salt Yard GroupWoolwich station - proposed platform, 2018Photo: AllThingsMeatyDaniel Bearimage courtesy of Balfour BeattyPhoto James WicksMartin MoralesJosh Katz and Mattia BianchiShrimoyee ChakrabortyMK - Bacon MuffinLivio and Lorenzo BelpassiTurkey ThighAdam HandlingClubhouse downstairsRichard Thacker and Andy WattsRosa's AngelSamantha Clark and Marianna Love. Photo: Issy CrokerIvan Simeoli (c) Paul Griffiths PhotographyBar - Kray cellphoto Nick Hook PhotographyPhoto: Appear HereResearch ZoneBjorn Van Der Horst and Omar RomeroMozarella SaladPhoto: Addie ChinnPhoto: Shed.Alex CraciunRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Chris BowerMatt RobinsonPhoto: Prudence Cuming Associates (c) 2H Restaurant Ltd. All rights reserved, 2016Avocado and chicken sandwichPatrick Leano and Anthony DemetreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsShake Shack, limited edition Cheddar Shack
A restaurant with a bar and club on the lower ground floor, Mimosa combines a modern British menu with a kicking sound system in one fabulous three-storey Georgian townhouse in Chelsea. Popular dishes in Mimosa's restaurant include pan fried fillets of seabass served with butternut squash risotto, posh fish and chips and slow roasted Suffolk pork belly with dauphinoise potatoes. Head down to the club - designed by award winning Julian Taylor Design Associates who have installed a spectacular ceiling with dozens of gold framed antique mirrors - for hand crafted cocktails at the mirror-backed bar. Low level antique tables and luxuriously upholstered seating but you'll want to get up and dance to classic house and techno tunes from the DJs, led by AudioLung. With all this under one roof you can arrive for pre dinner drinks, enjoy supper then dance - all without leaving the rather elegant building.
 
 
 

Flat Iron, Covent Garden

Opened November 2015

Flat Iron, Covent Garden Opened November 2015 Soho favourite Flat Iron expands to a third location, and their largest to date, with this 180 cover restaurant in Covent Garden which comes complete with in-house butchery and free home churned ice cream with every meal. Fo