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Native
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Ten Trinity Square
Barrio South
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Margot
Nova Victoria
Pitt Cue Co.
The Red Crate
Strut & Cluck
Eneko At One Aldwych
 

 

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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Native

Opens early February 2016

Native Opens early February 2016 Native opens early February 2015. 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

 
 

Native opens early February 2015.

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.
 
 
 

Osteria

Opens 11th February 2016

Osteria Opens 11th February 2016 Osteria opens on Thursday 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony Demetre

Osteria opens on Thursday 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'.
 
 
 

Barrio South

Opens February 2016

Barrio South Opens February 2016 Barrio Brixton opens in February 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. 2016/02/15 Where:
Barrio South, 30 Acre Lane London, SW2 5SG
Category: Bars

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

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony Demetre

Barrio Brixton opens in February 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.
 
 
 

Dickie Fitz

Opens late February 2016

Dickie Fitz Opens late February 2016 Dickie Fitz opens in 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt Robinson

Dickie Fitz opens in 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.
 
 
 

Pitt Cue Co.

Opens February 2016

Pitt Cue Co. Opens February 2016 Pitt Cue Co opens in Devonshire Square in 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt Robinson

Pitt Cue Co opens in Devonshire Square in 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.
 
 
 

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London

Opens 1st March 2016

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London Opens 1st March 2016 Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London opens in 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)

Nobu Hotel Shoreditch London opens in 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.
 
 
 

Sosharu

Opens March 2016

Sosharu Opens March 2016 Sosharu opens in 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. 2016/03/15 Where:
Sosharu, Turnmill, 63 Clerkenwell Road London, EC1M 5NP
Category: Japanese Cuisine

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

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill Building

Sosharu opens in 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.
 
 
 

The Lighterman

Opens March 2016

The Lighterman Opens March 2016 The Lighterman opens early in 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. 2016/03/15 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill Building

The Lighterman opens early in 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.
 
 
 

Swingers

Opens April 2016

Swingers Opens April 2016 Swingers opens in April 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. 2016/04/15 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

 
 

Swingers opens in April 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.
 
 
 

Rosa's Victoria

Opens spring 2016

Rosa's Victoria Opens spring 2016 Rosa's Thai Cafe is due to open in Victoria in spring 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 . 2016/05/01 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's Angel

Rosa's Thai Cafe is due to open in Victoria in spring 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 .
 
 
 

Strut & Cluck

Opens spring 2016

Strut & Cluck Opens spring 2016 Strut and Cluck opens in Shoreditch spring 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. 2016/05/01 Where:
Strut & Cluck, London, E1 6AW
Category: British Cuisine

Strut & Cluck, , London, E1 6AW

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey Thigh

Strut and Cluck opens in Shoreditch spring 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.
 
 
 

Margot

Opens May 2016

Margot Opens May 2016 Margot will open in May 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. 2016/05/15 Where:
Margot, Covent Garden London, WC2E 9DD
Category: Italian Cuisine

Margot, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The Caterer

Margot will open in May 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.
 
 
 

The Red Crate

Opens 2016 2016

The Red Crate Opens 2016 2016 The Red Crate is planned to open in 2016. A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to sister building, the National Theatre's temporary Shed theatre, The Red Crate, will be a game-changer for Theatre Royal Stratford East, increasing the number of performances by 92 per cent per year if it opens as planned in 2015-16. Like The Shed, the building has been designed by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins, but this one will be situated in Stratford's Cultural Quarter alongside Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford Circus and Picturehouse cinema. The new building is set to adjoin a new cafe / bar in the adjacent empty catering unit to create a vibrant destination for the local community which will be in place for 10 years if all goes ahead as planned. 2016/06/01 Where:
The Red Crate, Theatre Square London, E15 1BN
Category: Theatres

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

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth Tompkins

The Red Crate is planned to open in 2016.

A striking 220-seat eco-theatre similar to sister building, the National Theatre's temporary Shed theatre, The Red Crate, will be a game-changer for Theatre Royal Stratford East, increasing the number of performances by 92 per cent per year if it opens as planned in 2015-16. Like The Shed, the building has been designed by award-winning architects Haworth Tompkins, but this one will be situated in Stratford's Cultural Quarter alongside Theatre Royal Stratford East, Stratford Circus and Picturehouse cinema. The new building is set to adjoin a new cafe / bar in the adjacent empty catering unit to create a vibrant destination for the local community which will be in place for 10 years if all goes ahead as planned.
 
 
 

Eneko At One Aldwych

Opens summer 2016

Eneko At One Aldwych Opens summer 2016 Eneko At One Aldwych will open in summer 2016. Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi is currently ranked number 19 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. T he Covent Garden restaurant, Eneko At One Aldwych is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine i nspired by Azurmendi, Atxa's restaurant on the outskirts of his native Bilbao . Although to describe is as a restaurant is something of a misnomer; it's so much more than a place to eat with its onsite greenhouse, rooftop garden, winery and laboratory. How does that translate to a hotel restaurant in London? Through s imple dishes that pay homage to tradition made from fastidiously sourced, top quality ingredients. 2016/07/01 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko Atxa

Eneko At One Aldwych will open in summer 2016.

Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi is currently ranked number 19 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. T he Covent Garden restaurant, Eneko At One Aldwych is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine i nspired by Azurmendi, Atxa's restaurant on the outskirts of his native Bilbao . Although to describe is as a restaurant is something of a misnomer; it's so much more than a place to eat with its onsite greenhouse, rooftop garden, winery and laboratory. How does that translate to a hotel restaurant in London? Through s imple dishes that pay homage to tradition made from fastidiously sourced, top quality ingredients.
 
 
 

Moxy London Stratford

Opens summer 2016

Moxy London Stratford Opens summer 2016 Moxy London Stratford opens in 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

 
 
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Moxy London Stratford opens in 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.
 
 
 

Boxpark Croydon

Opens Summer 2016

Boxpark Croydon Opens Summer 2016 Boxpark Croydon opens 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

 
 
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Boxpark Croydon opens 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.
 
 
 

Nova Victoria

Opens April to July 2016

Nova Victoria Opens April to July 2016 Nova Victoria opens between April and 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

 
 
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Nova Victoria opens between April and 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.
 
 
 

The Riding House Cafe Victoria

Opens September 2016

The Riding House Cafe Victoria Opens September 2016 The Riding House Cafe Victoria is set to open in September 2016. Adam White, managing director and co-founder of The Riding House Cafe, Village East and The Garrison, opening an all-day offering in Victoria, one of 18 new restaurants in the new-build Nova development. Working with the same design team from those previous ventures, the space will offer 150 covers, with a sizable outside seating area, an upstairs bar and a private dining room. While the name is still to be confirmed, Adam has confirmed that it's likely the restaurant will resemble the original Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street: an all-day deluxe cafe concept with shabby chic design, a 'Campbell's Tomato soup' coloured dining room, large bar lined with comfy stools and a huge central table. 2016/09/15 Where:
The Riding House Cafe Victoria, Nova North, Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0QT
Category: Brasseries

The Riding House Cafe Victoria, Nova North, Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0QT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

The Riding House Cafe Victoria is set to open in September 2016.

Adam White, managing director and co-founder of The Riding House Cafe, Village East and The Garrison, opening an all-day offering in Victoria, one of 18 new restaurants in the new-build Nova development. Working with the same design team from those previous ventures, the space will offer 150 covers, with a sizable outside seating area, an upstairs bar and a private dining room. While the name is still to be confirmed, Adam has confirmed that it's likely the restaurant will resemble the original Riding House Cafe on Great Titchfield Street: an all-day deluxe cafe concept with shabby chic design, a 'Campbell's Tomato soup' coloured dining room, large bar lined with comfy stools and a huge central table.
 
 
 

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 2015. A stunning outdoor Sky Pool linking 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

 
 
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The buildings that the pool link are part of the second phase of the development, released to market in September 2015.

A stunning outdoor Sky Pool linking 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.
 
 
 

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

 
 
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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.
 
 
 

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

 
 
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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.
 
 
 

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

 
 

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.
 
 
 

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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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".
 
 
 

Park Plaza Park Royal

Opened early 2016

Park Plaza Park Royal Opened early 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 168-room hotel is expected to open in 2015. 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 five hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - including the group's first UK art'otel in Hoxton, scheduled to open in 2017 - will bring the total to eight. 2016/01/31 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

 
 
The 15 million pound Park Plaza Hotel on Western Avenue, Park Royal, in west London, the conversion of a former office building into a 168-room hotel is expected to open in 2015. 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 five hotels in London and this new hotel, added to another two under development - including the group's first UK art'otel in Hoxton, scheduled to open in 2017 - will bring the total to eight.
 
 
 

100 Wardour Street

Opened 28th January 2016

100 Wardour Street Opened 28th January 2016 On the site where Floridita and Carom used to be, where The Rolling Stones Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie played in its hey days as the famous Marquee Club, 100 Wardour Street now stands. On the ground floor is Wardour Lounge, all-day restaurant and bar with colourful furniture, a playroom with a pool table, games and a vintage jukebox in the lounge. But it's downstairs where the party's really at. The cavernous 100 Wardour Club downstairs - big enough for 425 diners and up to 870 standing - has a glamorous interior by Russell Sage Studios, a central stage and a late licence till 3am so you can eat, drink and dance into the early hours - it's one of the few venues in the West End to serve food until 2am. In the kitchen executive chef Liam Smith-Laing, formerly of La Petite Maison, conjures up simple, fresh and honest Mediterranean inspired food with much of the cooking done on the hot coals of both an open robata grill and a Josper. Open from breakfast, there are many dishes to share, flatbreads, sandwiches and pastas, superfood salads alongside heartier main courses like crispy pork belly. 2016/01/28 Where:
100 Wardour Street, London, W1F 0TN
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

100 Wardour Street, , London, W1F 0TN

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

 
 
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On the site where Floridita and Carom used to be, where The Rolling Stones Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie played in its hey days as the famous Marquee Club, 100 Wardour Street now stands. On the ground floor is Wardour Lounge, all-day restaurant and bar with colourful furniture, a playroom with a pool table, games and a vintage jukebox in the lounge. But it's downstairs where the party's really at. The cavernous 100 Wardour Club downstairs - big enough for 425 diners and up to 870 standing - has a glamorous interior by Russell Sage Studios, a central stage and a late licence till 3am so you can eat, drink and dance into the early hours - it's one of the few venues in the West End to serve food until 2am. In the kitchen executive chef Liam Smith-Laing, formerly of La Petite Maison, conjures up simple, fresh and honest Mediterranean inspired food with much of the cooking done on the hot coals of both an open robata grill and a Josper. Open from breakfast, there are many dishes to share, flatbreads, sandwiches and pastas, superfood salads alongside heartier main courses like crispy pork belly.
 
 
 

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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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

 
 
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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 New Oxford Street

Opened 18th December 2015

Shake Shack New Oxford Street 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 New Oxford Street. 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 New Oxford Street, 80 New Oxford Street London, WC1A 1HB
Category:

Shake Shack New Oxford Street, 80 New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1HB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
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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 New Oxford Street. 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

 
 
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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. 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

 
 
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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.
 
 
 

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

 
 
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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

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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

 
 
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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. Following the popularity of the Beak Street and Denmark Street sites, the Henrietta Street restaurant continues the work of f ounder Charlie Carroll who believes delicious, high quality steak doesn't need to be eye-wateringly expensive. Beef sourced from their own herd at Flat Iron Farm in Yorkshire is both on the menu and at the in-house butchery where demonstrations and classes are planned. With a winning combination of t raditional seam butchery, championing underused cuts, and an affordable menu, queues regularly spill down the street at their two Soho outlets. This larger Covent Garden site - with new dessert menu and a different take on British craft beer - should be easier to get into. 2015/12/02 Where:
Flat Iron Covent Garden, 17-18 Henrietta Street London, WC2E 8QH
Category: American Cuisine

Flat Iron Covent Garden, 17-18 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8QH

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

 
 
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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. Following the popularity of the Beak Street and Denmark Street sites, the Henrietta Street restaurant continues the work of f ounder Charlie Carroll who believes delicious, high quality steak doesn't need to be eye-wateringly expensive. Beef sourced from their own herd at Flat Iron Farm in Yorkshire is both on the menu and at the in-house butchery where demonstrations and classes are planned. With a winning combination of t raditional seam butchery, championing underused cuts, and an affordable menu, queues regularly spill down the street at their two Soho outlets. This larger Covent Garden site - with new dessert menu and a different take on British craft beer - should be easier to get into.
 
 
 

Bellanger

Opened late November / early December 2015

Bellanger Opened late November / early December 2015 With the Alsace-Lorraine roots of the original Parisian brasseries in mind, Bellanger is a classic Grand Cafe-Brasserie on Islington Green by Corbin & King. The restaurateurs behind The Wolseley, widely considered to be London's first Grand Cafe, have put Lee Ward, previously head chef of Rhubarb for nine years prior to the opening of The Delaunay, as head chef. He cooks up a brasserie menu of choucroute, baeckoffe and tartes flambees, soups, salads, seafood, plats du jour and sharing dishes with food available from early breakfast through to late dinner. Wine is mainly French, with a focus on North Eastern France and the border region with Germany. Dark and blonde Alsace-Lorraine beers are served on tap in the bar and restaurant where wood panelling, bevelled mirrors and chandeliers are a foil for blue banquettes and rush-backed seating. The design of the 195-cover, three-room restaurant, which has seating for 24 on the terrace, is by Shayne Brady, who also worked on Fischer's, The Delaunay, Brasserie Zedel and Colbert under David Collins. 2015/12/01 Where:
Bellanger, 9 Islington Green London, N1 2XH
Category: Brasseries

Bellanger, 9 Islington Green, London, N1 2XH

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With the Alsace-Lorraine roots of the original Parisian brasseries in mind, Bellanger is a classic Grand Cafe-Brasserie on Islington Green by Corbin & King. The restaurateurs behind The Wolseley, widely considered to be London's first Grand Cafe, have put Lee Ward, previously head chef of Rhubarb for nine years prior to the opening of The Delaunay, as head chef. He cooks up a brasserie menu of choucroute, baeckoffe and tartes flambees, soups, salads, seafood, plats du jour and sharing dishes with food available from early breakfast through to late dinner. Wine is mainly French, with a focus on North Eastern France and the border region with Germany. Dark and blonde Alsace-Lorraine beers are served on tap in the bar and restaurant where wood panelling, bevelled mirrors and chandeliers are a foil for blue banquettes and rush-backed seating. The design of the 195-cover, three-room restaurant, which has seating for 24 on the terrace, is by Shayne Brady, who also worked on Fischer's, The Delaunay, Brasserie Zedel and Colbert under David Collins.
 
 
 

Bone Daddies Shackfuyu

Opened 1st December 2015

Bone Daddies Shackfuyu Opened 1st December 2015 Originally opened as a year-long pop-up, Shackfuyu by Bone Daddies, was given permanent status in December 2015, re-opening with a marble top bar and a menu of Japanese yoshoku cuisine served in Japan's izakayas. Ross Shonhan and head chef Ben Hughes have created playful takes on current food trends in Japan, with one regularly-changing main as the menu headline along with a number of sides and snacks. There's prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyaki (a form of Japanese savoury pancake), mentaiko mac and cheese with cock scratchings and Korean fried wings - a menu highlight at their sister restaurant Flesh and Buns whose steamed gua bao buns are replicated here at lunch - but served filled, rather than the DIY assembly experience, for speed. Fillings include fried chicken with kimchee, grilled salmon with orange miso, and crispy duck leg with plum soy. With counter seating for 12, a 16 seat sharing table, and an additional private dining area in the basement, Shackfuyu is here to stay, adding to the successes of Bone Daddies Peter Street and High Street Kensington branches. 2015/12/01 Where:
Bone Daddies Shackfuyu, 14a Old Compton Street London, W1D 4TJ
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Bone Daddies Shackfuyu, 14a Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TJ

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

 
 
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Originally opened as a year-long pop-up, Shackfuyu by Bone Daddies, was given permanent status in December 2015, re-opening with a marble top bar and a menu of Japanese yoshoku cuisine served in Japan's izakayas. Ross Shonhan and head chef Ben Hughes have created playful takes on current food trends in Japan, with one regularly-changing main as the menu headline along with a number of sides and snacks. There's prawn toast masquerading as okonomiyaki (a form of Japanese savoury pancake), mentaiko mac and cheese with cock scratchings and Korean fried wings - a menu highlight at their sister restaurant Flesh and Buns whose steamed gua bao buns are replicated here at lunch - but served filled, rather than the DIY assembly experience, for speed. Fillings include fried chicken with kimchee, grilled salmon with orange miso, and crispy duck leg with plum soy. With counter seating for 12, a 16 seat sharing table, and an additional private dining area in the basement, Shackfuyu is here to stay, adding to the successes of Bone Daddies Peter Street and High Street Kensington branches.
 
 
 

Jidori

Opened 1st December 2015

Jidori Opened 1st December 2015 Brett Redman, who first came onto the London dining scene with Elliot's on Bethnal Green Road back in 2006, is going Japanese with Jidori, a 40-seat yakitori restaurant in Dalston set around an open kitchen and custom made grill. Brett had not long opened The Richmond in Hackney before he teamed up with Natalie Lee-Joe, Australian native and first time restaurateur, to bring Japanese street food from Tokyo to east London. Yakitori skewers - using all parts of the chicken - are traditionally grilled over open coals for lunch and dinner. These are served alongside Japanese small plates and rice dishes as well as cocktails made with Japanese spirits and sake, in a minimalist space designed by Giles Reid who has also worked on the Shard and Louis T Blouin Foundation. A celebration of the spirit of Tokyo's yakitori izakayas. 2015/12/01 Where:
Jidori, 89 Kingsland High Street London, E8 2BP
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Jidori, 89 Kingsland High Street, London, E8 2BP

Tube: Arsenal Station

 
 
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Brett Redman, who first came onto the London dining scene with Elliot's on Bethnal Green Road back in 2006, is going Japanese with Jidori, a 40-seat yakitori restaurant in Dalston set around an open kitchen and custom made grill. Brett had not long opened The Richmond in Hackney before he teamed up with Natalie Lee-Joe, Australian native and first time restaurateur, to bring Japanese street food from Tokyo to east London. Yakitori skewers - using all parts of the chicken - are traditionally grilled over open coals for lunch and dinner. These are served alongside Japanese small plates and rice dishes as well as cocktails made with Japanese spirits and sake, in a minimalist space designed by Giles Reid who has also worked on the Shard and Louis T Blouin Foundation. A celebration of the spirit of Tokyo's yakitori izakayas.
 
 
 

The House of Ho, Percy Street

Opened 1st December 2015

The House of Ho, Percy Street Opened 1st December 2015 Set in an impressive four-storey townhouse in Fitzrovia, The House of Ho offers a contemporary, Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. The menu is inspired by Ian Pengelley's extensive travels to Vietnam, evident in dishes like 'Pho Bo' (a hot and cold Pho) made of Pho bo jelly, warm clear stock, waygu short rib carved at the table and Asian herbs to finish. Minced pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with a caramel sauce, crab salad and lemongrass free range chicken with chicken scratchings are also on the menu which makes the most of fresh ingredients like giant prawns, cooked in a flaming hot pot and served with Vietnamese greens and rice noodles. The restaurant and bar interiors, designed by Studio Minerva, have high ceilings adorned with whirring fans, a breezy open terrace, fresh seafood bar and a secret wine room hidden off from the first floor landing . Private dining rooms the Hanoi, Mirror Room and Ho Chi Minh all have screens for presentations and are ideal for small conferences or board room meetings. 2015/12/01 Where:
The House of Ho, Percy Street, 1 Percy Street London, W1T 1DB
Category: South East Asian Cuisine

The House of Ho, Percy Street, 1 Percy Street, London, W1T 1DB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
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Set in an impressive four-storey townhouse in Fitzrovia, The House of Ho offers a contemporary, Vietnamese take on a bygone colonial era. The menu is inspired by Ian Pengelley's extensive travels to Vietnam, evident in dishes like 'Pho Bo' (a hot and cold Pho) made of Pho bo jelly, warm clear stock, waygu short rib carved at the table and Asian herbs to finish. Minced pork grilled on lemongrass skewers served with a caramel sauce, crab salad and lemongrass free range chicken with chicken scratchings are also on the menu which makes the most of fresh ingredients like giant prawns, cooked in a flaming hot pot and served with Vietnamese greens and rice noodles. The restaurant and bar interiors, designed by Studio Minerva, have high ceilings adorned with whirring fans, a breezy open terrace, fresh seafood bar and a secret wine room hidden off from the first floor landing . Private dining rooms the Hanoi, Mirror Room and Ho Chi Minh all have screens for presentations and are ideal for small conferences or board room meetings.
 
 
 

Coin Laundry

Opened 30th November 2015

Coin Laundry Opened 30th November 2015 Chicken kievs, black forest trifle and soda stream cocktails are the order of the day at Coin Laundry, an unashamedly retro British restaurant. If you thought the seventies were a decade without culinary merit, Coin Laundry will make you think again. With a menu by head chef Nik Prescot, old-school British comfort food is served in laid back surroundings from morning to late night with vintage pinball machines and board games in the basement thrown in for fun. Mornings brings everything from a dirty baps to fruit salads while the all-day menu features dishes your mum might have made as a treat. Prawn cocktail, Barnsley lamb chops, summer pudding and trifle are the retro dinner party favourites brought back to life in contemporary form. The cocktail list features modern takes on retro classics like the Grasshopper and the Snowball and a sodastream puts the bubbles in the cocktails and fizzy drinks. Prudence Randall, general manager of Urban Leisure Group which is behind the venture, says t he food is "unapologetically rich and delicious... it's the kind of stuff you'd make at home for yourself as a treat and not tell anyone about because you'd be embarrassed. And it's really, really good." 2015/11/30 Where:
Coin Laundry, 70 Exmouth Market London, EC1R 4QP
Category: British Cuisine

Coin Laundry, 70 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QP

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
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Chicken kievs, black forest trifle and soda stream cocktails are the order of the day at Coin Laundry, an unashamedly retro British restaurant. If you thought the seventies were a decade without culinary merit, Coin Laundry will make you think again. With a menu by head chef Nik Prescot, old-school British comfort food is served in laid back surroundings from morning to late night with vintage pinball machines and board games in the basement thrown in for fun. Mornings brings everything from a dirty baps to fruit salads while the all-day menu features dishes your mum might have made as a treat. Prawn cocktail, Barnsley lamb chops, summer pudding and trifle are the retro dinner party favourites brought back to life in contemporary form. The cocktail list features modern takes on retro classics like the Grasshopper and the Snowball and a sodastream puts the bubbles in the cocktails and fizzy drinks. Prudence Randall, general manager of Urban Leisure Group which is behind the venture, says t he food is "unapologetically rich and delicious... it's the kind of stuff you'd make at home for yourself as a treat and not tell anyone about because you'd be embarrassed. And it's really, really good."
 
 
 

Come Fry With Me

Opened 30th November 2015

Come Fry With Me Opened 30th November 2015 Providing a new take on the humble fried potato, Come Fry With Me makes the spud the main attraction and makes it available as skinny, skin-on or duck fat gastro fries. What started out as a festival fry truck favourite, founded by Tiffany Plant at the age of 24, the Come Fry With Me cry is: "fries are delicious!" And here you can have them with Marmite, rosemary or steak either Flavoured, Topped or in a Butty. Forget vinegar and salt, here the chips are tossed in truffle and Parmesan, coated in Guinness batter, or served rustic style with their skins on and fried with rosemary and garlic. Mix it up with a medley of fries with parsnip, carrot and courgette and try cinnamon sweet potato to satisfy a sweet tooth. The aesthetic of the Covent Garden cafe embraces the heyday of 1960s air travel with wooden surfaces and fluid curved lines. Brightly coloured lines guide guests to signs overhead and fries arrive on the 'fry carousel' conveyor belt. 2015/11/30 Where:
Come Fry With Me, London, WC2E 9JT
Category: British Cuisine

Come Fry With Me, , London, WC2E 9JT

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-Joe
Providing a new take on the humble fried potato, Come Fry With Me makes the spud the main attraction and makes it available as skinny, skin-on or duck fat gastro fries. What started out as a festival fry truck favourite, founded by Tiffany Plant at the age of 24, the Come Fry With Me cry is: "fries are delicious!" And here you can have them with Marmite, rosemary or steak either Flavoured, Topped or in a Butty. Forget vinegar and salt, here the chips are tossed in truffle and Parmesan, coated in Guinness batter, or served rustic style with their skins on and fried with rosemary and garlic. Mix it up with a medley of fries with parsnip, carrot and courgette and try cinnamon sweet potato to satisfy a sweet tooth. The aesthetic of the Covent Garden cafe embraces the heyday of 1960s air travel with wooden surfaces and fluid curved lines. Brightly coloured lines guide guests to signs overhead and fries arrive on the 'fry carousel' conveyor belt.
 
 
 

Kanada-Ya

Opened 30th November 2015

Kanada-Ya Opened 30th November 2015 Specialising in authentic Tonkotsu ramen, Kanada-Ya adds a second outlet to the original restaurant on St Giles High Street. This Panton Street restaurant is larger - thankfully; the original is a small space - seating up to 56 covers over 2 floors (ground and basement) and more sleek in its interior design. The brand was founded by Kanada Kazuhiro in Yukuhashi, Japan, back in 2009, and all noodles are made on site with a special machine, imported from Japan. Whilst extremely time-consuming this process results in a rich clarity of taste and a delicious, creamy appearance that sets Kanada-Ya's ramen apart. And customers can request how firm they like their noodles, which are then cooked accordingly. The Soho restaurant offers the same selection of ramen as the St Giles original but with some new additions such as fried chicken, gyoza and korokke alongside. On the extended drinks menu are bottled cocktails, rare Japanese beers and a wider wine selection. 2015/11/30 Where:
Kanada-Ya, 3 Panton Street London, SW1Y 4DL
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Kanada-Ya, 3 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DL

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
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Specialising in authentic Tonkotsu ramen, Kanada-Ya adds a second outlet to the original restaurant on St Giles High Street. This Panton Street restaurant is larger - thankfully; the original is a small space - seating up to 56 covers over 2 floors (ground and basement) and more sleek in its interior design. The brand was founded by Kanada Kazuhiro in Yukuhashi, Japan, back in 2009, and all noodles are made on site with a special machine, imported from Japan. Whilst extremely time-consuming this process results in a rich clarity of taste and a delicious, creamy appearance that sets Kanada-Ya's ramen apart. And customers can request how firm they like their noodles, which are then cooked accordingly. The Soho restaurant offers the same selection of ramen as the St Giles original but with some new additions such as fried chicken, gyoza and korokke alongside. On the extended drinks menu are bottled cocktails, rare Japanese beers and a wider wine selection.
 
 
 

The Ninth

Opened 23rd November 2015

The Ninth Opened 23rd November 2015 This Fitzrovia restaurant gets its name from the number of restaurants chef Jun Tanaka - who has spent a decade under the tutelage of Michel Roux Jnr, Marco Pierre White and Eric Chavot - has worked in during his successful career. But The Ninth is his first solo venture. Spread over two floors, this neighbourhood restaurant has a simple yet refined French-Mediterranean sharing menu and an approachable vibe. The a la carte menu, divided into eight sections - snacks, hot starters, salads, raw and cured, meat, fish, vegetables and desserts - makes vegetables more star-billing than supporting act. Options of smoked aubergine caviar with pickled red onion, Jerusalem artichokes a la barigoule and toasted Fregola and butternut squash risotto with pumpkin seeds will please the most particular vegetarian. More meaty options include Barbajuans, oxtail croquettes, and rabbit lasagne with smoked bacon. Classics desserts like pain perdu with honeycomb, and tarte tatin with rosemary ice cream can be savoured in the green and terracotta leather banquettes lining the exposed brick walls. Don't worry if you haven't booked, there's a small stylish ground floor bar, all slate green tiles and copper, reserved for walk-ins. 2015/11/23 Where:
The Ninth, 22 Charlotte Street London, W1T 2NB
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

The Ninth, 22 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2NB

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida Boonyarungsrit
This Fitzrovia restaurant gets its name from the number of restaurants chef Jun Tanaka - who has spent a decade under the tutelage of Michel Roux Jnr, Marco Pierre White and Eric Chavot - has worked in during his successful career. But The Ninth is his first solo venture. Spread over two floors, this neighbourhood restaurant has a simple yet refined French-Mediterranean sharing menu and an approachable vibe. The a la carte menu, divided into eight sections - snacks, hot starters, salads, raw and cured, meat, fish, vegetables and desserts - makes vegetables more star-billing than supporting act. Options of smoked aubergine caviar with pickled red onion, Jerusalem artichokes a la barigoule and toasted Fregola and butternut squash risotto with pumpkin seeds will please the most particular vegetarian. More meaty options include Barbajuans, oxtail croquettes, and rabbit lasagne with smoked bacon. Classics desserts like pain perdu with honeycomb, and tarte tatin with rosemary ice cream can be savoured in the green and terracotta leather banquettes lining the exposed brick walls. Don't worry if you haven't booked, there's a small stylish ground floor bar, all slate green tiles and copper, reserved for walk-ins.
 
 
 

Tokimeite

Opened 23rd November 2015

Tokimeite Opened 23rd November 2015 Tokimeite in Mayfair is the place to go for top quality wagyu beef by Japan's legendary Chef Murata, holder of seven Michelin stars, who oversees a modern Japanese menu. Although wagyu takes centre stage there's a mix of familiar and less familiar dishes from tempura and soft shell crab maki to lobster in white saikyo miso soup and wagyu tartare truffle maki. A fabulous cocktail menu features aromatic and unusual ingredients including Sichuan pepper, umeshu, coriander bitters and oolong tea. Small parties can enjoy the intimacy of the chef's table private dining space. 2015/11/23 Where:
Tokimeite, 23 Conduit Street London, W1S 2XS
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Tokimeite, 23 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XS

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida Boonyarungsrit
Tokimeite in Mayfair is the place to go for top quality wagyu beef by Japan's legendary Chef Murata, holder of seven Michelin stars, who oversees a modern Japanese menu. Although wagyu takes centre stage there's a mix of familiar and less familiar dishes from tempura and soft shell crab maki to lobster in white saikyo miso soup and wagyu tartare truffle maki. A fabulous cocktail menu features aromatic and unusual ingredients including Sichuan pepper, umeshu, coriander bitters and oolong tea. Small parties can enjoy the intimacy of the chef's table private dining space.
 
 
 

Ellory

Opened 20th November 2015

Ellory Opened 20th November 2015 He was previously at The Wapping Project then Mayfields before chef Matthew Young teamed up with sommelier Jack Lewens (ex-Spring and River Cafe) to bring us Ellory, a casual but quality 48-set bistro on the ground floor of Hackney's Netil House. Praised for his previous work - notably for his delicate touch with ox heart and pickle by Jay Rayner in The Observer - this modern bistro continues in the same vein. The concise menu encourages diners to drop in for a glass and a plate but there is also a set menu, with the option of matched wine for those wanting a full dining experience. Dishes include scallops, citrus and anise; puntarelle, anchovies and spenwood; turbot, chestnuts and pumpkin; chicken, chicory and carrot; and caramelised citrus with ginger ice cream. Fast becoming a foodie destination, London Fields park is home to a clutch of reputed restaurants including Rawduck, Climpson's Arch, Lardo, Il Cudega and the Cat & Mutton pub which hosts residencies by different chefs including fried chicken specialists Mother Clucker. 2015/11/20 Where:
Ellory, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street London, E8 3RL
Category:

Ellory, Netil House, 1 Westgate Street , London, E8 3RL

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida Boonyarungsrit
He was previously at The Wapping Project then Mayfields before chef Matthew Young teamed up with sommelier Jack Lewens (ex-Spring and River Cafe) to bring us Ellory, a casual but quality 48-set bistro on the ground floor of Hackney's Netil House. Praised for his previous work - notably for his delicate touch with ox heart and pickle by Jay Rayner in The Observer - this modern bistro continues in the same vein. The concise menu encourages diners to drop in for a glass and a plate but there is also a set menu, with the option of matched wine for those wanting a full dining experience. Dishes include scallops, citrus and anise; puntarelle, anchovies and spenwood; turbot, chestnuts and pumpkin; chicken, chicory and carrot; and caramelised citrus with ginger ice cream. Fast becoming a foodie destination, London Fields park is home to a clutch of reputed restaurants including Rawduck, Climpson's Arch, Lardo, Il Cudega and the Cat & Mutton pub which hosts residencies by different chefs including fried chicken specialists Mother Clucker.
 
 
 

The Nadler Victoria

Opened Late autumn 2015

The Nadler Victoria Opened Late autumn 2015 Located off Palace Street overlooking Buckingham Palace Road and the Royal Mews, The Nadler Victoria offers 73 comfortable rooms fitted-out to a four-star standard which the hotel group - see its hotels in Soho, Kensington and Liverpool - has proved it can do with style. Sharing the building at 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road with the HQ for Girlguiding, the hotel occupies the rear wing and spans from the lower ground to fifth floor level. Externally, the existing facades of the historic property are being refurbished with replacement windows and doors while internally the hotel is fitted out with all mod cons. Construction is by contractor Blenheim House who also worked on Nadler hotels in Soho and Liverpool and Nadler Hotels CEO Robert Nadler promises, "the same high standards of service and unique design as our Soho, Kensington and Liverpool hotels" with a focus on sustainability as well as "bringing something fresh to this rapidly evolving neighbourhood." 2015/11/15 Where:
The Nadler Victoria, Palace Street London, SW1W 0PT
Category: New Hotels

The Nadler Victoria, Palace Street, London, SW1W 0PT

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Located off Palace Street overlooking Buckingham Palace Road and the Royal Mews, The Nadler Victoria offers 73 comfortable rooms fitted-out to a four-star standard which the hotel group - see its hotels in Soho, Kensington and Liverpool - has proved it can do with style. Sharing the building at 17-19 Buckingham Palace Road with the HQ for Girlguiding, the hotel occupies the rear wing and spans from the lower ground to fifth floor level. Externally, the existing facades of the historic property are being refurbished with replacement windows and doors while internally the hotel is fitted out with all mod cons. Construction is by contractor Blenheim House who also worked on Nadler hotels in Soho and Liverpool and Nadler Hotels CEO Robert Nadler promises, "the same high standards of service and unique design as our Soho, Kensington and Liverpool hotels" with a focus on sustainability as well as "bringing something fresh to this rapidly evolving neighbourhood."
 
 
 

German Gymnasium

Opened 12th November 2015

German Gymnasium Opened 12th November 2015 In November 2015 the historic German Gymnasium in King's Cross, the first purpose-built gymnasium of its type in England, becomes a restaurant with a large al fresco terrace, patisserie counter, and a clock which chimes at 4pm daily, signalling the beginning of the German tradition of Kaffee and Kuchen. Designed by Edward Gruning, the restaurant in the spectacular Grade II listed building, built in 1865 for the German Gymnastics Society, has an a menu of Mittel-European dishes - a nod to the site's German heritage. Serving breakfast through to dinner, choices include starters of lamb's lettuce with crisp bacon and truffled beef broth with liver dumplings. Among the mains are seared scallops and mettwurst, wild mushrooms with celeriac, and heartier options of veal schnitzel with warm potato salad and lingonberry compote. Cakes and pastries - apple strudel with vanilla sauce, Sachertorte with Chantilly cream and twice baked cheesecake with blueberries - are served with speciality coffees. The Black Forest coffee comes with Kirsch and whipped cream and the Pharisaer coffee with dark Jamaican rum. 2015/11/12 Where:
German Gymnasium, 26 Pancras Road London, NW1 2TB
Category: British Cuisine

German Gymnasium, 26 Pancras Road, London, NW1 2TB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern Wassmuth
In November 2015 the historic German Gymnasium in King's Cross, the first purpose-built gymnasium of its type in England, becomes a restaurant with a large al fresco terrace, patisserie counter, and a clock which chimes at 4pm daily, signalling the beginning of the German tradition of Kaffee and Kuchen. Designed by Edward Gruning, the restaurant in the spectacular Grade II listed building, built in 1865 for the German Gymnastics Society, has an a menu of Mittel-European dishes - a nod to the site's German heritage. Serving breakfast through to dinner, choices include starters of lamb's lettuce with crisp bacon and truffled beef broth with liver dumplings. Among the mains are seared scallops and mettwurst, wild mushrooms with celeriac, and heartier options of veal schnitzel with warm potato salad and lingonberry compote. Cakes and pastries - apple strudel with vanilla sauce, Sachertorte with Chantilly cream and twice baked cheesecake with blueberries - are served with speciality coffees. The Black Forest coffee comes with Kirsch and whipped cream and the Pharisaer coffee with dark Jamaican rum.
 
 
 

Simmons Soho

Opened 5th November 2015

Simmons Soho Opened 5th November 2015 Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where earl grey is swapped for disco fizz . A combination of bottomless Prosecco and build-your-own bellinis, afternoon tea pairs potent cocktails with cake and sweet treats. The Simmons bar in Soho, opened in autumn 2015, is a part of a mini chain in central London, joining branches of successfully buzzing bars in Camden, King's Cross and Fitzrovia, Islington and Tower Bridge. 2015/11/05 Where:
Simmons Soho, 2 Bateman Street London, W1D 4AE
Category: Bars

Simmons Soho, 2 Bateman Street, London, W1D 4AE

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

 
 
Well known for its cocktails which come in quaint tea cups, Simmons is a quirky bar offering a tea party with a difference - where earl grey is swapped for disco fizz . A combination of bottomless Prosecco and build-your-own bellinis, afternoon tea pairs potent cocktails with cake and sweet treats. The Simmons bar in Soho, opened in autumn 2015, is a part of a mini chain in central London, joining branches of successfully buzzing bars in Camden, King's Cross and Fitzrovia, Islington and Tower Bridge.
 
 
 

Big Easy Canary Wharf

Opened Big Easy Canary Wharf opens on 4th November 2015. 2015

Big Easy Canary Wharf Opened Big Easy Canary Wharf opens on 4th November 2015. 2015 First there was one beloved Big Easy on the Kings Road, then lucky Londoners got a second installment in Covent Garden. But Big Easy Canary Wharf is the largest and most exciting to date, set in the Norman Foster designed Canary Wharf Crossrail Station terminal at park level with a huge roof terrace, an oyster bar and private dining rooms. Serves Big Easy's signature dishes - including the St. Louis style dry-rubbed ribs, cooked for over six hours in a pit to ensure that smoky goodness - the menu includes BBQ beef cuts, rare-breed British steaks, fresh local seafood and lobster. The bar specialises in brown liquor of all types - whisky, tequila, Caribbean rum, and French and Spanish brandy. Frozen slushies - dispensed from imported, purpose built cocktail machines - are also a speciality. At night there's country and blues music and the place gets pretty rowdy, but if you're after good times and great, honest American food, there are few better places. 2015/11/04 Where:
Big Easy Canary Wharf, Upper Level 1 Crossrail Place London, E14 5AR
Category: American Cuisine

Big Easy Canary Wharf, Upper Level 1 Crossrail Place, London, E14 5AR

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern Wassmuth
First there was one beloved Big Easy on the Kings Road, then lucky Londoners got a second installment in Covent Garden. But Big Easy Canary Wharf is the largest and most exciting to date, set in the Norman Foster designed Canary Wharf Crossrail Station terminal at park level with a huge roof terrace, an oyster bar and private dining rooms. Serves Big Easy's signature dishes - including the St. Louis style dry-rubbed ribs, cooked for over six hours in a pit to ensure that smoky goodness - the menu includes BBQ beef cuts, rare-breed British steaks, fresh local seafood and lobster. The bar specialises in brown liquor of all types - whisky, tequila, Caribbean rum, and French and Spanish brandy. Frozen slushies - dispensed from imported, purpose built cocktail machines - are also a speciality. At night there's country and blues music and the place gets pretty rowdy, but if you're after good times and great, honest American food, there are few better places.
 
 
 

MEATliquor, Islington

Opened 3rd November 2015

MEATliquor, Islington Opened 3rd November 2015 First came their Meatwagon and Meateasy pop-ups and then came their first permanent residence MEATliquor back in 2012. Now, five restaurants later, Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis are opening a MEATliquor in Islington. Housed in the abandoned Citroen garage that previously played host to Pipsdish, the deliciously seedy burger joint is not for the faint hearted with a menu of juicy burgers and cheesy fries. Mixing classic American fares with quirky modern concoctions, options include burgers with a side of deep fried pickles and chilli cheese fries, as well as 'dirty' fried chicken and kurrywurst. The look by Shed is a lesson in industrial design with neon signs - from an arrow to direct you in to a 'C' next to an upside down M to guide you to the loos. The garage's mechanical past is felt in the MEAT stamped Citroen sign and a canopy of garage trusses over the main dining spaces, split over two levels. Diners sitting at rows of reclaimed timber tables can be seen on CCTV screens giving the place an air of surveillance - a nod to former local resident George Orwell and his novel 1984. The 'liquor' part is served from the bar, towering above, where draft beer is fed by four stainless steel tanks. 2015/11/03 Where:
MEATliquor, Islington, 133B Upper Street London, N1 1QP
Category: American Cuisine

MEATliquor, Islington, 133B Upper Street, London, N1 1QP

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / Shed
First came their Meatwagon and Meateasy pop-ups and then came their first permanent residence MEATliquor back in 2012. Now, five restaurants later, Scott Collins and Yianni Papoutsis are opening a MEATliquor in Islington. Housed in the abandoned Citroen garage that previously played host to Pipsdish, the deliciously seedy burger joint is not for the faint hearted with a menu of juicy burgers and cheesy fries. Mixing classic American fares with quirky modern concoctions, options include burgers with a side of deep fried pickles and chilli cheese fries, as well as 'dirty' fried chicken and kurrywurst. The look by Shed is a lesson in industrial design with neon signs - from an arrow to direct you in to a 'C' next to an upside down M to guide you to the loos. The garage's mechanical past is felt in the MEAT stamped Citroen sign and a canopy of garage trusses over the main dining spaces, split over two levels. Diners sitting at rows of reclaimed timber tables can be seen on CCTV screens giving the place an air of surveillance - a nod to former local resident George Orwell and his novel 1984. The 'liquor' part is served from the bar, towering above, where draft beer is fed by four stainless steel tanks.
 
 
 

The Ivy Cafe, Marylebone

Opened 3rd November 2015

The Ivy Cafe, Marylebone Opened 3rd November 2015 A more casual cousin of The Ivy, The Ivy Cafe in Marylebone is made for all-day dining with its cafe-style menu which includes breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, cream tea and dinner. Encouraging walk-ins for morning meetings or working lunches, menu highlights include toasted crumpets served with Marmite for breakfast, or chicken liver parfait with toasted ciabatta for lunch. The a la carte menu also offers roasted butternut squash with buckwheat salad, and lobster risotto with fennel, lemon and tomato. Because the menu is all-day, desserts can double up for elevenses and tea. Sweet cravings can be satisfied with mini salted caramel balls or melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream and hot salted caramel sauce. Six specially concocted cocktails - including the Negroni tasting set and Espresso Martini - give classic favourites a twist while interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio include an antique brass top bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles and vintage red leather banquettes. 2015/11/03 Where:
The Ivy Cafe, Marylebone, 96 Marylebone Lane London, W1U 2QA
Category: British Cuisine

The Ivy Cafe, Marylebone, 96 Marylebone Lane, London, W1U 2QA

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy Cafe
A more casual cousin of The Ivy, The Ivy Cafe in Marylebone is made for all-day dining with its cafe-style menu which includes breakfast, elevenses, brunch, lunch, afternoon snacks, cream tea and dinner. Encouraging walk-ins for morning meetings or working lunches, menu highlights include toasted crumpets served with Marmite for breakfast, or chicken liver parfait with toasted ciabatta for lunch. The a la carte menu also offers roasted butternut squash with buckwheat salad, and lobster risotto with fennel, lemon and tomato. Because the menu is all-day, desserts can double up for elevenses and tea. Sweet cravings can be satisfied with mini salted caramel balls or melting chocolate bombe with milk foam, vanilla ice cream and hot salted caramel sauce. Six specially concocted cocktails - including the Negroni tasting set and Espresso Martini - give classic favourites a twist while interiors by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio include an antique brass top bar, pendant lighting, marble floor tiles and vintage red leather banquettes.
 
 
 

Yum Som

Opened 3rd November 2015

Yum Som Opened 3rd November 2015 They have given us great food-focussed gastropubs with The Botanist, The Gun, The Jugged Hare and others besides but with Yum Som the ETM Group have designs on your lunch break, offering oodles of noodles and Asian-style salads. City workers who are tight on time and want something straight-off-the-shelf should head to the top of Leadenhall Street, opposite The Cheesegrater, for a Som-O Classic: prawns and rice noodles with pomelo, Asian herbs, greens, peanuts and sweet lime. Other choices include chicken with soba noodles and avocado, Nam Tok Beef (seared beef with rice noodles) and 1,000 Smiles - aubergine, soba noodles, mango, crispy shallots, Asian herbs and sesame. Protein-packed small pots mix eggs and spinach, kiln roast salmon, crayfish or egg noodles with chilli and peanuts. And there are fresh fruit pots, pastries and cold-pressed juices from PRESS plus top quality Union Coffee and Teapigs teas. 2015/11/03 Where:
Yum Som, 1-6 Leadenhall Street London, EC3V 1PP
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Yum Som, 1-6 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 1PP

Tube: Monument Station, Bank Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn Laksa
They have given us great food-focussed gastropubs with The Botanist, The Gun, The Jugged Hare and others besides but with Yum Som the ETM Group have designs on your lunch break, offering oodles of noodles and Asian-style salads. City workers who are tight on time and want something straight-off-the-shelf should head to the top of Leadenhall Street, opposite The Cheesegrater, for a Som-O Classic: prawns and rice noodles with pomelo, Asian herbs, greens, peanuts and sweet lime. Other choices include chicken with soba noodles and avocado, Nam Tok Beef (seared beef with rice noodles) and 1,000 Smiles - aubergine, soba noodles, mango, crispy shallots, Asian herbs and sesame. Protein-packed small pots mix eggs and spinach, kiln roast salmon, crayfish or egg noodles with chilli and peanuts. And there are fresh fruit pots, pastries and cold-pressed juices from PRESS plus top quality Union Coffee and Teapigs teas.
 
 
 

Lavender Green Flowers

Opened 2nd November 2015

Lavender Green Flowers Opened 2nd November 2015 Having supplied floral decorations for beautiful London venues like Kensington Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum for 25 years, Lavender Green Flowers, led by managing director Sue Barnes, is in the little black book of all well-connected London wedding planners and event organisers. This flagship store on Fulham Road is perfectly located to serve brides-to-be visiting the wedding dress designers in the same street. Clients can use the consultation space as a base and meeting space is provided free of charge (on a first come first served basis), so whether you're decorating the dream wedding, putting on a private party or adding a floral flourish to a corporate event, the team of 35 can advise on design, delivery and installation of the most beautiful blooms. 2015/11/02 Where:
Lavender Green Flowers, 46 Fulham Road London, SW3 6HH
Category: Florists

Lavender Green Flowers, 46 Fulham Road, London, SW3 6HH

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn Laksa
Having supplied floral decorations for beautiful London venues like Kensington Palace, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum for 25 years, Lavender Green Flowers, led by managing director Sue Barnes, is in the little black book of all well-connected London wedding planners and event organisers. This flagship store on Fulham Road is perfectly located to serve brides-to-be visiting the wedding dress designers in the same street. Clients can use the consultation space as a base and meeting space is provided free of charge (on a first come first served basis), so whether you're decorating the dream wedding, putting on a private party or adding a floral flourish to a corporate event, the team of 35 can advise on design, delivery and installation of the most beautiful blooms.
 
 
 

Zelman Meats

Opened 2nd November 2015

Zelman Meats Opened 2nd November 2015 Zelman Meats, named after Goodman group boss Misha Zelman, is something of an experimental space for the group which along with Goodman is also behind Burger & Lobster and Beast. This meaty joint offers 5 quid steak sarnies, which you can order to takeaway, Sunday lunch as well as bigger pieces of meat cooked over fire for hours. Although they are all about the beef at Zelman's, they do offer other alternatives like slow roasted lamb rump. The focus is on doing one or two items perfectly and there are no plans for a set menu, just two or three different cuts of meat and a regularly changing menu. 2015/11/02 Where:
Zelman Meats, 2 St Anne's Court London, W1F 0AZ
Category:

Zelman Meats, 2 St Anne's Court, London, W1F 0AZ

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Zelman Meats, named after Goodman group boss Misha Zelman, is something of an experimental space for the group which along with Goodman is also behind Burger & Lobster and Beast. This meaty joint offers 5 quid steak sarnies, which you can order to takeaway, Sunday lunch as well as bigger pieces of meat cooked over fire for hours. Although they are all about the beef at Zelman's, they do offer other alternatives like slow roasted lamb rump. The focus is on doing one or two items perfectly and there are no plans for a set menu, just two or three different cuts of meat and a regularly changing menu.
 
 
 

Darkhorse Bar and Restaurant

Opened 1st November 2015

Darkhorse Bar and Restaurant Opened 1st November 2015 Serving "modern European food influences wrapped with British attitude", Darkhorse Bar & Restaurant is a relaxed place to dine and drink, brought to East Village by Ian and Lee who previously owned The Fat Delicatessen, Jason Atherton's favourite place to have breakfast. The now-closed deli and tapas bar in Balham had "the best sausage sandwiches in Great Britain" according to the chef and owner of Pollen Street Social , City Social and other places to be social. "The sausages are absolutely sensational," Atherton enthused, writing in the Telegraph , "full of meat and with the right fat content - and they come in moist buns chargrilled with olive oil and a beautifully sweet and sour homemade brown sauce." With Darkhorse Bar & Restaurant as the follow-up to The Fat Delicatessen, it promises to be something rather special. 2015/11/01 Where:
Darkhorse Bar and Restaurant, 16-19 Victory Parade London, E20 1FS
Category: British Cuisine

Darkhorse Bar and Restaurant, 16-19 Victory Parade, London, E20 1FS

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
Serving "modern European food influences wrapped with British attitude", Darkhorse Bar & Restaurant is a relaxed place to dine and drink, brought to East Village by Ian and Lee who previously owned The Fat Delicatessen, Jason Atherton's favourite place to have breakfast. The now-closed deli and tapas bar in Balham had "the best sausage sandwiches in Great Britain" according to the chef and owner of Pollen Street Social , City Social and other places to be social. "The sausages are absolutely sensational," Atherton enthused, writing in the Telegraph , "full of meat and with the right fat content - and they come in moist buns chargrilled with olive oil and a beautifully sweet and sour homemade brown sauce." With Darkhorse Bar & Restaurant as the follow-up to The Fat Delicatessen, it promises to be something rather special.
 
 
 

Canto Corvino

Opened autumn 2015 2015

Canto Corvino Opened autumn 2015 2015 A 140-cover modern Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of Spitalfields Canto Corvino, meaning song of the raven (a reference to Artillery Lane's former name, Ravens Row), serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The third opening from the team behind the hugely successful Manicomio restaurants in Chelsea and in the City, Canto Corvino has Tom Salt heading up the kitchen with Michael Mayhew overseeing the front of house. 2015/10/31 Where:
Canto Corvino, 21 Artillery Lane London, E1 7HA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Canto Corvino, 21 Artillery Lane, London, E1 7HA

Tube: Liverpool Street Station

 
 
A 140-cover modern Italian restaurant and bar in the heart of Spitalfields Canto Corvino, meaning song of the raven (a reference to Artillery Lane's former name, Ravens Row), serves breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. The third opening from the team behind the hugely successful Manicomio restaurants in Chelsea and in the City, Canto Corvino has Tom Salt heading up the kitchen with Michael Mayhew overseeing the front of house.
 
 
 

CoBa

Opened October 2015

CoBa Opened October 2015 CoBa on York Way is the brainchild of Vietnamese born, Australia raised Damon Bui who built up a reputation through his supperclub Table for 10 where his stated mission was "to share food as my mum cooked it and to spread the Vietnamese and Australian love of food and having a good time". Three years on, Damon has found a permanent site in King's Cross for CoBa - which means auntie number 3, the family name for his mother - in honour of both of Damon's parents who travelled to Australia as refugees, not speaking a word of English. Drawing on his Vietnamese heritage as inspiration for the menu, the focus is on barbecue flavours with meats cooked on a charcoal grill served with a noodle salad, and soup noodles. Supperclub specials included a springtime toddy cocktail, candied bacon popcorn, crepe souffle, pate choux bun followed by petit macarons and Whitechapel tea cocktail to finish with something sweet. 2015/10/31 Where:
CoBa, 244 York Way London, N7 9AG
Category: South East Asian Cuisine

CoBa, 244 York Way, London, N7 9AG

Tube: Caledonian Road Station

 
 
CoBa on York Way is the brainchild of Vietnamese born, Australia raised Damon Bui who built up a reputation through his supperclub Table for 10 where his stated mission was "to share food as my mum cooked it and to spread the Vietnamese and Australian love of food and having a good time". Three years on, Damon has found a permanent site in King's Cross for CoBa - which means auntie number 3, the family name for his mother - in honour of both of Damon's parents who travelled to Australia as refugees, not speaking a word of English. Drawing on his Vietnamese heritage as inspiration for the menu, the focus is on barbecue flavours with meats cooked on a charcoal grill served with a noodle salad, and soup noodles. Supperclub specials included a springtime toddy cocktail, candied bacon popcorn, crepe souffle, pate choux bun followed by petit macarons and Whitechapel tea cocktail to finish with something sweet.
 
 
 

Park Chinois

Opened end of October 2015

Park Chinois Opened end of October 2015 "This is like an invitation to my house", Alan Yau told the Financial Times before the launch of Park Chinois . "Only dishes that are dear to my heart are on this menu." Spread over two levels, his glamorous Mayfair restaurant is evocative of a 1920s dance hall with music that's a mixture of the Cotton Club meets Japanese haiku. There are five sections to the menu - Peking Duck, Commence, First, Second, and Vegetable. Head chef Lee Liang presents dishes of double boiled chicken soup with angelica and Shaoxing wine, Kamchatka king crab with homemade rice noodle, and udon, pancetta, sea urchin with egg. High tea is a meal in itself with Italian pastry chefs putting together rows of sandwiches made with homemade bread, perfect patisseries and the best scones you'll ever eat. 2015/10/31 Where:
Park Chinois, 17 Berkeley Street London, W1J 8EA
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Park Chinois, 17 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8EA

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
"This is like an invitation to my house", Alan Yau told the Financial Times before the launch of Park Chinois . "Only dishes that are dear to my heart are on this menu." Spread over two levels, his glamorous Mayfair restaurant is evocative of a 1920s dance hall with music that's a mixture of the Cotton Club meets Japanese haiku. There are five sections to the menu - Peking Duck, Commence, First, Second, and Vegetable. Head chef Lee Liang presents dishes of double boiled chicken soup with angelica and Shaoxing wine, Kamchatka king crab with homemade rice noodle, and udon, pancetta, sea urchin with egg. High tea is a meal in itself with Italian pastry chefs putting together rows of sandwiches made with homemade bread, perfect patisseries and the best scones you'll ever eat.
 
 
 

Chi Kitchen

Opened 30th October 2015

Chi Kitchen Opened 30th October 2015 On the ground floor of Debenhams' flagship Oxford Street store, Chi Kitchen is a pan-Asian restaurant owned by Mango Tree restaurateur Eddie Lim, with a menu by Ian Pengelley, the group's executive chef. Taking inspiration from the whole of South East Asia, breakfast brings choices of Korean seafood omelette, Singaporean Kaya Toast, and Chinese bubble waffle with fresh berries. For lunch and dinner there are small plates of pumpkin korroke, avocado wedges and various spring rolls. Salads include seaweed salad and pomelo, prawn and micro salad, and there's a selection of dim sum. Larger dishes include Korean steak cooked on the open-plan robata grill, noodle and curry dishes: duck ramen, Vietnamese pho, and Nyonya chicken curry. Interiors make use of slate, concrete, copper, oak and leather, and there are deep upholstered window booths, a dining counter which doubles as a sushi bar, and timber tables and chairs. Summed up as "exotic, colourful and incredibly tasty" by Eddie Lim, the full menu is available to take away, from the 'grab and go' counter. 2015/10/30 Where:
Chi Kitchen, 334-348 Oxford Street, Debenhams London, W1C 1JG
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Chi Kitchen, 334-348 Oxford Street, Debenhams, London, W1C 1JG

Tube: Bond Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn Laksa
On the ground floor of Debenhams' flagship Oxford Street store, Chi Kitchen is a pan-Asian restaurant owned by Mango Tree restaurateur Eddie Lim, with a menu by Ian Pengelley, the group's executive chef. Taking inspiration from the whole of South East Asia, breakfast brings choices of Korean seafood omelette, Singaporean Kaya Toast, and Chinese bubble waffle with fresh berries. For lunch and dinner there are small plates of pumpkin korroke, avocado wedges and various spring rolls. Salads include seaweed salad and pomelo, prawn and micro salad, and there's a selection of dim sum. Larger dishes include Korean steak cooked on the open-plan robata grill, noodle and curry dishes: duck ramen, Vietnamese pho, and Nyonya chicken curry. Interiors make use of slate, concrete, copper, oak and leather, and there are deep upholstered window booths, a dining counter which doubles as a sushi bar, and timber tables and chairs. Summed up as "exotic, colourful and incredibly tasty" by Eddie Lim, the full menu is available to take away, from the 'grab and go' counter.
 
 
 

Hoppers

Opened 28th October 2015

Hoppers Opened 28th October 2015 The third London-based Indian restaurant for the Sethi brothers - Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi, the siblings behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna who also back Bubbledogs, Kitchen Table, Lyle's and Taiwanese steamed-bun specialists Bao - Hoppers takes inspiration from the roadside shacks of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The hopper - a thin, bowl shaped pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk - and dosa are at the heart of the menu with the fermented ground rice and lentils batter served with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetable kari. The menu also lists 'rice and roast' dishes including a Buffalo shank biryani or Tamil spit chicken, and bar snacks, ('short eats' in Sri Lanka), including Oxtail Veechu Roti and mint sambol. A short list of cocktails focuses on Genever and Arrack, with Sri Lankan Lion lager and stout also available as well as ginger beer and buttermilk chaas made in-house. The design, by Katy Manolescue of Article Design Studio, references the hopper and dosa shacks of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu and the whole thing promises to be "fast paced and bold on flavour". 2015/10/28 Where:
Hoppers, 49 Frith Street London, W1D 4SG
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Hoppers, 49 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SG

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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi
The third London-based Indian restaurant for the Sethi brothers - Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi, the siblings behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna who also back Bubbledogs, Kitchen Table, Lyle's and Taiwanese steamed-bun specialists Bao - Hoppers takes inspiration from the roadside shacks of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. The hopper - a thin, bowl shaped pancake made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk - and dosa are at the heart of the menu with the fermented ground rice and lentils batter served with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetable kari. The menu also lists 'rice and roast' dishes including a Buffalo shank biryani or Tamil spit chicken, and bar snacks, ('short eats' in Sri Lanka), including Oxtail Veechu Roti and mint sambol. A short list of cocktails focuses on Genever and Arrack, with Sri Lankan Lion lager and stout also available as well as ginger beer and buttermilk chaas made in-house. The design, by Katy Manolescue of Article Design Studio, references the hopper and dosa shacks of Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu and the whole thing promises to be "fast paced and bold on flavour".
 
 
 

Flight Club

Opened 26th October 2015

Flight Club Opened 26th October 2015 Following on from the likes of Bounce and Swingers, social entertainment venue Flight Club continues the theme of sports within London bars, elevating the classic pub game of darts to another level. The first of its kind, Flight Club uses state-of-the-art technology to offer real time, animated scoring as well as a fancy touch screen to make it a more social experience - gone are the days of chalkboards and questionable maths. Designed by Russell Stage Studios - known for Dishoom, The Savoy and Zetter Townhouse - the bar itself is equally enticing with ceiling light features and dart-related artwork as well as wooden touches to create a traditional pub feel. Add to that classic cocktails and a crowd-pleasing food menu - options include sharing pizza paddles, buttermilk fried chicken, a cured meat board and popcorn mussels - and you've got yourself London's hottest new venue. 2015/10/26 Where:
Flight Club, 2A Worship Street London, EC2A 2AH
Category: Bars

Flight Club, 2A Worship Street, London, EC2A 2AH

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi
Following on from the likes of Bounce and Swingers, social entertainment venue Flight Club continues the theme of sports within London bars, elevating the classic pub game of darts to another level. The first of its kind, Flight Club uses state-of-the-art technology to offer real time, animated scoring as well as a fancy touch screen to make it a more social experience - gone are the days of chalkboards and questionable maths. Designed by Russell Stage Studios - known for Dishoom, The Savoy and Zetter Townhouse - the bar itself is equally enticing with ceiling light features and dart-related artwork as well as wooden touches to create a traditional pub feel. Add to that classic cocktails and a crowd-pleasing food menu - options include sharing pizza paddles, buttermilk fried chicken, a cured meat board and popcorn mussels - and you've got yourself London's hottest new venue.
 
 
 

The British Museum of Food

Opened 23rd October 2015

The British Museum of Food Opened 23rd October 2015 This museum is now closed while a permanent location to house it is found. Food experimentalists Bompas & Parr opened The British Museum of Food in 2015, the world's first cultural institution entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food. Located within Borough Market - one of London's infamous food hubs - the museum will present a series of exhibits that explore the topic of food in depth, showcasing the most exciting aspects and inviting visitors to consider what they eat, and the health and nutritional benefits of food. The museum's motto is 'From Field to Table, Mouth...and Beyond' and the opening exhibits will fit into this, with the programme including The Butterfly Effect, a walk-through tropical butterfly experience that tells the story of the unsung heroes of pollination in the context of global food security concerns; Atelier of Flavour, a gallery that showcases food as art; and The British Menu Archive, showcasing a selection of historical and beautiful menus. Within the same venue can be found Bompas & Parr's current installation Alcoholic Architecture. 2015/10/23 Where:
The British Museum of Food, One Cathedral Street, Borough Market London, SE1 9DE
Category: Museums

The British Museum of Food, One Cathedral Street, Borough Market, London, SE1 9DE

Tube: London Bridge Station, Cannon Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo Duck
This museum is now closed while a permanent location to house it is found.
Food experimentalists Bompas & Parr opened The British Museum of Food in 2015, the world's first cultural institution entirely devoted to the history, evolution, science, sociology and art of food. Located within Borough Market - one of London's infamous food hubs - the museum will present a series of exhibits that explore the topic of food in depth, showcasing the most exciting aspects and inviting visitors to consider what they eat, and the health and nutritional benefits of food. The museum's motto is 'From Field to Table, Mouth...and Beyond' and the opening exhibits will fit into this, with the programme including The Butterfly Effect, a walk-through tropical butterfly experience that tells the story of the unsung heroes of pollination in the context of global food security concerns; Atelier of Flavour, a gallery that showcases food as art; and The British Menu Archive, showcasing a selection of historical and beautiful menus. Within the same venue can be found Bompas & Parr's current installation Alcoholic Architecture.
 
 
 

Les 110 de Taillevent London

Opened 21st October 2015

Les 110 de Taillevent London Opened 21st October 2015 Les 110 de Taillevent is the more relaxed incarnation of the famous two Michelin-starred restaurant near the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Like its Parisian sibling, the London de Taillevent restaurant offers simple but high end classical French food with a focus on wine. The 110 in its name refers to the number of wines - and not only French wines - which are available by the glass, and every dish is paired with four wine choices in four different price ranges. There's an a-la-carte menu, a prix fixe and the menus are similar to Paris, so expect whole turbot, roasted quail, ribs of beef in a Bearnaise sauce and comforting 'childhood memory' desserts of chocolate mousse and rice pudding. Interior architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, who created the decor at the Paris restaurant, and who was responsible for the Four Seasons and the redesign of the Savoy in London, has designed 110 de Taillevent London, converting a listed building that used to be a branch of Coutts & Co on Cavendish Square into a bottle-lined brasserie with room for 70 or 80 diners and a small terrace outside. 2015/10/21 Where:
Les 110 de Taillevent London, 16 Cavendish Square London, W1G 9DD
Category: French Cuisine

Les 110 de Taillevent London, 16 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 9DD

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo Duck
Les 110 de Taillevent is the more relaxed incarnation of the famous two Michelin-starred restaurant near the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Like its Parisian sibling, the London de Taillevent restaurant offers simple but high end classical French food with a focus on wine. The 110 in its name refers to the number of wines - and not only French wines - which are available by the glass, and every dish is paired with four wine choices in four different price ranges. There's an a-la-carte menu, a prix fixe and the menus are similar to Paris, so expect whole turbot, roasted quail, ribs of beef in a Bearnaise sauce and comforting 'childhood memory' desserts of chocolate mousse and rice pudding. Interior architect Pierre-Yves Rochon, who created the decor at the Paris restaurant, and who was responsible for the Four Seasons and the redesign of the Savoy in London, has designed 110 de Taillevent London, converting a listed building that used to be a branch of Coutts & Co on Cavendish Square into a bottle-lined brasserie with room for 70 or 80 diners and a small terrace outside.
 
 
 

Starbucks Reserve

Opened 21st October 2015

Starbucks Reserve Opened 21st October 2015 No ordinary Starbucks, there's no queuing at this coffee bar and you can get a beer or glass of wine in the evenings. With the discerning coffee drinker in mind, Starbucks Reserve on Upper St Martin's Lane has an open bar space surrounded by arena-style seating to enjoy the 'theatre' of coffee. Reserve coffees and the latest on-trend brewing methods - the Clover, Black Eagle, Syphon, Chemex and Pour Over - take centre stage at the store, the first of its kind in Europe. It's also the first Starbucks to serve freshly prepared food and customers don't queue, instead they can take a seat and order from wherever they are in store. Making use of the latest technology for payment, charging gadgets and remote working, they have the fastest WiFi on the high street. 2015/10/21 Where:
Starbucks Reserve, 5 Upper St Martin's Lane London, WC2H 9EA
Category: Cafes and Delis

Starbucks Reserve, 5 Upper St Martin's Lane, London, WC2H 9EA

Tube: Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo Duck
No ordinary Starbucks, there's no queuing at this coffee bar and you can get a beer or glass of wine in the evenings. With the discerning coffee drinker in mind, Starbucks Reserve on Upper St Martin's Lane has an open bar space surrounded by arena-style seating to enjoy the 'theatre' of coffee. Reserve coffees and the latest on-trend brewing methods - the Clover, Black Eagle, Syphon, Chemex and Pour Over - take centre stage at the store, the first of its kind in Europe. It's also the first Starbucks to serve freshly prepared food and customers don't queue, instead they can take a seat and order from wherever they are in store. Making use of the latest technology for payment, charging gadgets and remote working, they have the fastest WiFi on the high street.
 
 
 

Sexy Fish

Opened 19th October 2015

Sexy Fish Opened 19th October 2015 With Asian-inspired fish-focussed menus, artwork by Damien Hirst and the largest live coral reef tank in the world, Sexy Fish puts the glamour into eating out. From the Caprice restaurant group, owners of The Ivy, Le Caprice and Scott's, the 190-seat restaurant is run by director Paul Murashe (previously at Nobu), with young Ben Orpwood as head chef, whose previous experience includes stints at Zuma, Toko and the Sydney Collective Group, and David Milliere, most recently at Zuma in Bangkok, as head sommelier. Eye-catching art acts as bait for discerning diners. A large ceiling mural by Style Editor-at-Large of Vanity Fair, Michael Roberts, hangs overhead. The shimmering fish hanging above the bar are by Guggenheim architect Frank Gehry, and the pair of bronze mermaids, rendered in blue patina, at either end of the bar are by Damien Hirst who's also behind the large bronze relief panel with a mermaid and shark. For those wanting some privacy, the Coral Reef Room private dining space on the lower level has its own bar, seating for up to 48 and the largest live coral reef tank in the world. 2015/10/19 Where:
Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square London, W1J 6BR
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Sexy Fish, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BR

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
With Asian-inspired fish-focussed menus, artwork by Damien Hirst and the largest live coral reef tank in the world, Sexy Fish puts the glamour into eating out. From the Caprice restaurant group, owners of The Ivy, Le Caprice and Scott's, the 190-seat restaurant is run by director Paul Murashe (previously at Nobu), with young Ben Orpwood as head chef, whose previous experience includes stints at Zuma, Toko and the Sydney Collective Group, and David Milliere, most recently at Zuma in Bangkok, as head sommelier. Eye-catching art acts as bait for discerning diners. A large ceiling mural by Style Editor-at-Large of Vanity Fair, Michael Roberts, hangs overhead. The shimmering fish hanging above the bar are by Guggenheim architect Frank Gehry, and the pair of bronze mermaids, rendered in blue patina, at either end of the bar are by Damien Hirst who's also behind the large bronze relief panel with a mermaid and shark. For those wanting some privacy, the Coral Reef Room private dining space on the lower level has its own bar, seating for up to 48 and the largest live coral reef tank in the world.
 
 
 

The Good Egg

Opened 18th October 2015

The Good Egg Opened 18th October 2015 After two years trading in street food markets all over London from KERB to Street Feast, The Good Egg has found a permanent home in Grade II listed building in Stoke Newington in Hackney. An all-day neighbourhood restaurant with culinary roots in Tel Aviv, California and Montreal, it was founded by Joel Braham, alongside baker Oded Mizrachi and chefs Alex Coppard and Myles Broscoe. All have been inspired by their childhoods and travels - from the distinctive bagels and cured meats of Myles' home town in Mile End district of Montreal; the stuffed pitas and bright, fresh flavours Oded remembers from Tel Aviv; and the street-side crispy fried chicken and chilaquiles Joel ate in California. These food memories translate into dishes like the juicy short-rib pastrami, sliced by hand at the table, The Good Egg Burger, with an aged beef and bone marrow patty topped with pickled onion, and all-day brunch feasts - where the menu includes cocktails, fresh juices and sharing plates of shakshuka with preserved lemon yoghurt, homemade bagels with smoked black cod and salmon, eggs rothko, challah french toast and date syrup. 2015/10/18 Where:
The Good Egg, 93 Stoke Newington Church Street London, N16 0AS
Category:

The Good Egg, 93 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0AS

Tube: Manor House Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
After two years trading in street food markets all over London from KERB to Street Feast, The Good Egg has found a permanent home in Grade II listed building in Stoke Newington in Hackney. An all-day neighbourhood restaurant with culinary roots in Tel Aviv, California and Montreal, it was founded by Joel Braham, alongside baker Oded Mizrachi and chefs Alex Coppard and Myles Broscoe. All have been inspired by their childhoods and travels - from the distinctive bagels and cured meats of Myles' home town in Mile End district of Montreal; the stuffed pitas and bright, fresh flavours Oded remembers from Tel Aviv; and the street-side crispy fried chicken and chilaquiles Joel ate in California. These food memories translate into dishes like the juicy short-rib pastrami, sliced by hand at the table, The Good Egg Burger, with an aged beef and bone marrow patty topped with pickled onion, and all-day brunch feasts - where the menu includes cocktails, fresh juices and sharing plates of shakshuka with preserved lemon yoghurt, homemade bagels with smoked black cod and salmon, eggs rothko, challah french toast and date syrup.
 
 
 

Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield

Opened 15th October 2015

Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield Opened 15th October 2015 Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team of bartenders behind it, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, opened a second branch, the Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield , in October the same year. Located underneath all-day modern restaurant and bar, Ask For Janice, the cocktails at CTC Smithfield take experimental to the next level, from edible garnishes to quirky drinking vessels. As with its sister venue, the menu serves up an array of imaginative and expertly mixed cocktails plus some eccentric touches. Guests are even invited to bring in their own valuables and knickknacks, which if deemed worthy enough by the bartenders, can be traded for a beverage or two. Inspired by the colourful history of the Grade II listed Smithfield market it adjoins, the interiors of the 50 drinking den combine luxurious fine fabrics with old rustic features, creating a cosy collection of treasures and trinkets. 2015/10/15 Where:
Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield, 50-52 Long Acre Lane London, EC1A 9EJ
Category: Bars

Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield, 50-52 Long Acre Lane, London, EC1A 9EJ

Tube: Barbican Station, Farringdon Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
Following the huge success of the Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, launched in January 2015, the award winning team of bartenders behind it, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, opened a second branch, the Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield , in October the same year. Located underneath all-day modern restaurant and bar, Ask For Janice, the cocktails at CTC Smithfield take experimental to the next level, from edible garnishes to quirky drinking vessels. As with its sister venue, the menu serves up an array of imaginative and expertly mixed cocktails plus some eccentric touches. Guests are even invited to bring in their own valuables and knickknacks, which if deemed worthy enough by the bartenders, can be traded for a beverage or two. Inspired by the colourful history of the Grade II listed Smithfield market it adjoins, the interiors of the 50 drinking den combine luxurious fine fabrics with old rustic features, creating a cosy collection of treasures and trinkets.
 
 
 

Dishoom Carnaby

Opened October 2015

Dishoom Carnaby Opened October 2015 Dishoom pays loving homage to 1930s Bombay, when Iranian immigrants crossed the Indian ocean, setting up Irani cafes providing a cheap snack, a meal, or just a cup of chai. The menu refers to specific dishes from those Irani cafes and even the music - Mohammed Rafi plays one track, followed by Django Reinhardt - is chosen carefully to evoke Bombay during this time. The marble tables, bentwood chairs, ceiling fans, ageing mirrors and art deco clock (a close replica of the one in Victoria Terminus - Bombay's St. Pancras) are the backdrop for dishes like Keema Pau (spiced minced lamb and peas with a toasted, buttered pau bun), Paneer Tikka and Gunpowder Potatoes with brown skins, smoky-grilled, broken apart, tossed with butter, crushed aromatic seeds and green herbs. There are wonderfully eccentric design touches and signs of faded glamour - the rules by the door are a reference to the rules at Cafe Bastani, and the ladies' loo have life size pictures of the champion Parsi body builders from 1960. Dishoom started out in Covent Garden and now there are four restaurants across the city: Dishoom Shoreditch, Kings Cross, and in October 2015 Dishoom Carnaby made a welcome addition to the group. 2015/10/15 Where:
Dishoom Carnaby, 22 Kingly Street London, W1B 5QP
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Dishoom Carnaby, 22 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QP

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Dishoom pays loving homage to 1930s Bombay, when Iranian immigrants crossed the Indian ocean, setting up Irani cafes providing a cheap snack, a meal, or just a cup of chai. The menu refers to specific dishes from those Irani cafes and even the music - Mohammed Rafi plays one track, followed by Django Reinhardt - is chosen carefully to evoke Bombay during this time. The marble tables, bentwood chairs, ceiling fans, ageing mirrors and art deco clock (a close replica of the one in Victoria Terminus - Bombay's St. Pancras) are the backdrop for dishes like Keema Pau (spiced minced lamb and peas with a toasted, buttered pau bun), Paneer Tikka and Gunpowder Potatoes with brown skins, smoky-grilled, broken apart, tossed with butter, crushed aromatic seeds and green herbs. There are wonderfully eccentric design touches and signs of faded glamour - the rules by the door are a reference to the rules at Cafe Bastani, and the ladies' loo have life size pictures of the champion Parsi body builders from 1960. Dishoom started out in Covent Garden and now there are four restaurants across the city: Dishoom Shoreditch, Kings Cross, and in October 2015 Dishoom Carnaby made a welcome addition to the group.
 
 
 

Flora Indica

Opened October 2015

Flora Indica Opened October 2015 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. 2015/10/15 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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
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.
 
 
 

Sutton & Sons

Opened 15th October 2015

Sutton & Sons Opened 15th October 2015 This top-notch fish and chip shop started out in Stoke Newington in 1998 when Danny Sutton opened a fishmongers on the high street. Fourteen years later, Danny and his wife Hana - who makes home-made pickles and desserts for the restaurant - opened their first restaurant on the same street. A branch in Boxpark followed and now they've opened this outlet in Islington. The great thing about Sutton & Sons is that ingredients are sourced from their own fishmongers. They serve the finest traditional deep fried fish, coated with batter, and hand-cut chunky chips - no stodgy batter and limp, greasy fries here. And if you're not in the mood for traditional fish and chips, there are more refined dishes like sea bass, tuna or mackerel, chargrilled and served with a seasonal salad. Specials include tuna burger, lobster sub, grilled oysters and moules mariniere. Tempura prawns, whitebait or calamari are also on the menu, best enjoyed with a cold beer or bottle of fine wine from their extensive list. 2015/10/15 Where:
Sutton & Sons, 356 Essex Road London, N1 3PD
Category: Fish and Seafood

Sutton & Sons, 356 Essex Road, London, N1 3PD

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
This top-notch fish and chip shop started out in Stoke Newington in 1998 when Danny Sutton opened a fishmongers on the high street. Fourteen years later, Danny and his wife Hana - who makes home-made pickles and desserts for the restaurant - opened their first restaurant on the same street. A branch in Boxpark followed and now they've opened this outlet in Islington. The great thing about Sutton & Sons is that ingredients are sourced from their own fishmongers. They serve the finest traditional deep fried fish, coated with batter, and hand-cut chunky chips - no stodgy batter and limp, greasy fries here. And if you're not in the mood for traditional fish and chips, there are more refined dishes like sea bass, tuna or mackerel, chargrilled and served with a seasonal salad. Specials include tuna burger, lobster sub, grilled oysters and moules mariniere. Tempura prawns, whitebait or calamari are also on the menu, best enjoyed with a cold beer or bottle of fine wine from their extensive list.
 
 
 

WM Barker & Co

Opened 15th October 2015

WM Barker & Co Opened 15th October 2015 Go underground at this below stairs drinking den beneath Bishopsgate and you'll be greeted by cocktails, craft beers, homemade soup and hot toasties. WM Barker & Co, named after the original owner of the building at 202 Bishopsgate, offers a carefully curated list of ten seasonally changing cocktails. Made with sweet and sour shrubs syrups, each drink is inspired by the local area resulting in choices like The Canary Wharf - vodka mixed with Kahlua, caramel shrub and espresso - and The Shoreditch, Beefeater gin with floral flavours of elderflower and parmaviolet. Meantime and Camden Town Brewery beers are best accompanied by freshly made daily changing soups, charcuterie and cheese boards. Or try The Brinner toastie and you'll get egg, cumberland sausage and bacon all with black bomber cheddar cheese oozily melting over it. Billed as the antidote to boring City bars, music is played all day but gets cranked up at night when the caffeine fuelled cocktails really kick in. 2015/10/15 Where:
WM Barker & Co, 202 Bishopsgate London, EC2M 4NR
Category: Bars

WM Barker & Co, 202 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4NR

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
Go underground at this below stairs drinking den beneath Bishopsgate and you'll be greeted by cocktails, craft beers, homemade soup and hot toasties. WM Barker & Co, named after the original owner of the building at 202 Bishopsgate, offers a carefully curated list of ten seasonally changing cocktails. Made with sweet and sour shrubs syrups, each drink is inspired by the local area resulting in choices like The Canary Wharf - vodka mixed with Kahlua, caramel shrub and espresso - and The Shoreditch, Beefeater gin with floral flavours of elderflower and parmaviolet. Meantime and Camden Town Brewery beers are best accompanied by freshly made daily changing soups, charcuterie and cheese boards. Or try The Brinner toastie and you'll get egg, cumberland sausage and bacon all with black bomber cheddar cheese oozily melting over it. Billed as the antidote to boring City bars, music is played all day but gets cranked up at night when the caffeine fuelled cocktails really kick in.
 
 
 

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road

Opened October 2015 2015

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road Opened October 2015 2015 Located just two minutes from the busy Tottenham Court Road station this three storey new build Waterstone's bookshop is more than just a place to browse, it's a place to socialise. With two cafes, a bar and a drop down cinema there's space to meet, relax, for screenings and special events. Home to the largest fiction section after Waterstone's flagship Piccadilly store, there's an extensive choice of non-fiction in the basement. The bookshop is also home to a well-stocked bar serving cocktails while you browse and just across from the bar is a drop down cinema screen to bring visuals to reader events. 2015/10/15 Where:
Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road London, W1T 1BJ
Category: Books

Waterstone's - Tottenham Court Road, 19-20 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BJ

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Located just two minutes from the busy Tottenham Court Road station this three storey new build Waterstone's bookshop is more than just a place to browse, it's a place to socialise. With two cafes, a bar and a drop down cinema there's space to meet, relax, for screenings and special events. Home to the largest fiction section after Waterstone's flagship Piccadilly store, there's an extensive choice of non-fiction in the basement. The bookshop is also home to a well-stocked bar serving cocktails while you browse and just across from the bar is a drop down cinema screen to bring visuals to reader events.
 
 
 

Wazen

Opened mid October 2015

Wazen Opened mid October 2015 Wazen, which means 'Japanese table' brings Londoners an authentic Japanese experience, serving up high quality food prepared by Japanese chefs. With a minimal design aesthetic, the food at this neighbourhood restaurant is overseen by head chef Toshimasa Tanahashi who comes with over 30 years of experience via the kitchens of Japanese restaurants Matsuri in St James, Kyubi at the Arts Club in Mayfair and Kouzu in Belgravia. An extensive choice of Japanese starters, sashimi, tempura and sushi rolls is supplemented by mains like spicy tuna tartare, chicken kakinotane, baby chicken with nanban sauce and stone bass with tomato ume and yuzu shio ponzu. The front of house team is headed up by Kenichiro Urata, who previously led the team at cult London Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya. Premium sakes are available by the glass and carafe and you can also sample three rare sakes from across Japan. 2015/10/15 Where:
Wazen, 2 Acton Street London, WC1X 9NA
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Wazen, 2 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NA

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
Wazen, which means 'Japanese table' brings Londoners an authentic Japanese experience, serving up high quality food prepared by Japanese chefs. With a minimal design aesthetic, the food at this neighbourhood restaurant is overseen by head chef Toshimasa Tanahashi who comes with over 30 years of experience via the kitchens of Japanese restaurants Matsuri in St James, Kyubi at the Arts Club in Mayfair and Kouzu in Belgravia. An extensive choice of Japanese starters, sashimi, tempura and sushi rolls is supplemented by mains like spicy tuna tartare, chicken kakinotane, baby chicken with nanban sauce and stone bass with tomato ume and yuzu shio ponzu. The front of house team is headed up by Kenichiro Urata, who previously led the team at cult London Japanese ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya. Premium sakes are available by the glass and carafe and you can also sample three rare sakes from across Japan.
 
 
 

Bandol

Opened 13th October 2015

Bandol Opened 13th October 2015 Sister restaurant to Margaux in South Kensington, Bandol brings the flavours and traditions of Southern France to Chelsea. Chef Zsolt Ferencz, whose experience at Scott's restaurant spans over 10 years, offers choices of petits farcis nicoise filled with foie gras and yellowtail carpaccio with pomegranate, crispy shallots and a honey and citrus vinaigrette. On small and large plates designed to share, Bandol Boullabaisse comes with red mullet, gurnard, tiger prawns and mussels, and Duck Leg Confit with braised lentils and roasted figs. Desserts such as fig tart or lavender and thyme ice-cream are typical of the South of France. The wine list - predominately French and extensive - has been created by the restaurant's co-founder, Sylvia in homage to her first restaurant Margaux. Interiors, by Kinnersley Kent Design, include a long, copper-topped bar leading to the restaurant with a huge olive tree in the centre. A living wall filled with ivy, ferns and vines provides the backdrop, recreating the ambiance of Provence and the French Riviera on Hollywood Road. 2015/10/13 Where:
Bandol, 6 Hollywood Road London, SW10 9HY
Category: French Cuisine

Bandol, 6 Hollywood Road, London, SW10 9HY

Tube: West Brompton Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
Sister restaurant to Margaux in South Kensington, Bandol brings the flavours and traditions of Southern France to Chelsea. Chef Zsolt Ferencz, whose experience at Scott's restaurant spans over 10 years, offers choices of petits farcis nicoise filled with foie gras and yellowtail carpaccio with pomegranate, crispy shallots and a honey and citrus vinaigrette. On small and large plates designed to share, Bandol Boullabaisse comes with red mullet, gurnard, tiger prawns and mussels, and Duck Leg Confit with braised lentils and roasted figs. Desserts such as fig tart or lavender and thyme ice-cream are typical of the South of France. The wine list - predominately French and extensive - has been created by the restaurant's co-founder, Sylvia in homage to her first restaurant Margaux. Interiors, by Kinnersley Kent Design, include a long, copper-topped bar leading to the restaurant with a huge olive tree in the centre. A living wall filled with ivy, ferns and vines provides the backdrop, recreating the ambiance of Provence and the French Riviera on Hollywood Road.
 
 
 

Chinese Laundry

Opened early October 2015

Chinese Laundry Opened early October 2015 Chinese Laundry is a kitsch and casual dining room inspired by 80s Chinese family life and food. Designed to look like a Chinese home with decor from three decades ago, this Islington restaurant serves homemade, traditional mainland Chinese cuisine and an exotic cocktail list with white spirits (baijiu). 2015/10/09 Where:
Chinese Laundry, 107 Upper Street London, N1 1QN
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Chinese Laundry, 107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Chinese Laundry is a kitsch and casual dining room inspired by 80s Chinese family life and food. Designed to look like a Chinese home with decor from three decades ago, this Islington restaurant serves homemade, traditional mainland Chinese cuisine and an exotic cocktail list with white spirits (baijiu).
 
 
 

The Blues Kitchen - Brixton

Opened 9th October 2015

The Blues Kitchen - Brixton Opened 9th October 2015 Texan BBQ, vintage bourbon and live blues seven nights a week make the good times roll at The Blues Kitchen in Brixton, one of three such Blues Kitchens in London alongside Camden and Shoreditch. Southern style cooking is centre stage with USDA beef flown in direct from Texas. Classic 12 hour smoked brisket is served alongside burnt ends and fall-off-the-bone 16 hour beef short ribs. Other highlights include succulent buttermilk fried chicken, tender St Louis pork ribs, buffalo wings and the popular 'Burger of the Month' - with specials inspired by the Caribbean food culture of Brixton. Split over two floors, with a tiled bar on the ground floor, a club upstairs and live stages on both, the restaurant decor is a mix of artwork from New Orleans, stained glass, Tiffany lights and leather clad booth seating. Music is a big deal at The Blues Kitchen - Seasick Steve, Gary Clark Jnr and Norman Jay have all played in the past - and the intimate stage on the ground floor has blues, swing, gospel and bluegrass shows while upstairs on the first floor there's Mississippi bluesmen and Louisiana-style brass bands. Plus resident musicians and DJs play until 2am every Friday and Saturday night. 2015/10/09 Where:
The Blues Kitchen - Brixton, 40 Acre Lane London, SW2 5SP
Category: South American Cuisine

The Blues Kitchen - Brixton, 40 Acre Lane, London, SW2 5SP

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumell
Texan BBQ, vintage bourbon and live blues seven nights a week make the good times roll at The Blues Kitchen in Brixton, one of three such Blues Kitchens in London alongside Camden and Shoreditch. Southern style cooking is centre stage with USDA beef flown in direct from Texas. Classic 12 hour smoked brisket is served alongside burnt ends and fall-off-the-bone 16 hour beef short ribs. Other highlights include succulent buttermilk fried chicken, tender St Louis pork ribs, buffalo wings and the popular 'Burger of the Month' - with specials inspired by the Caribbean food culture of Brixton. Split over two floors, with a tiled bar on the ground floor, a club upstairs and live stages on both, the restaurant decor is a mix of artwork from New Orleans, stained glass, Tiffany lights and leather clad booth seating. Music is a big deal at The Blues Kitchen - Seasick Steve, Gary Clark Jnr and Norman Jay have all played in the past - and the intimate stage on the ground floor has blues, swing, gospel and bluegrass shows while upstairs on the first floor there's Mississippi bluesmen and Louisiana-style brass bands. Plus resident musicians and DJs play until 2am every Friday and Saturday night.
 
 
 

Dutko Gallery

Opened 8th October 2015

Dutko Gallery Opened 8th October 2015 "Mayfair is fast becoming London's latest art and design hotspot," wrote Nicole Swengley in the Financial Times in October 2015, the month that Paris-based Galerie Dutko opened its first London gallery. The launch, alongside the recent openings of " jewellery and art trove" Belmacz and Marlborough Fine Art as well as the relocation of auctioneer Phillips to a stunning new Berkeley Square building, was cited as evidence to back up this claim. Founder Jean-Jacques Dutko, a leading Art Deco authority, has set up t he London wing of the French gallery on Davies Street just off Berkeley Square, offering some of the best examples of Art Deco in tandem with specially commissioned contemporary work. 2015/10/08 Where:
Dutko Gallery, 18 Davies Street London, W1K 3DS
Category: Art and Design

Dutko Gallery, 18 Davies Street, London, W1K 3DS

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
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"Mayfair is fast becoming London's latest art and design hotspot," wrote Nicole Swengley in the Financial Times in October 2015, the month that Paris-based Galerie Dutko opened its first London gallery. The launch, alongside the recent openings of " jewellery and art trove" Belmacz and Marlborough Fine Art as well as the relocation of auctioneer Phillips to a stunning new Berkeley Square building, was cited as evidence to back up this claim. Founder Jean-Jacques Dutko, a leading Art Deco authority, has set up t he London wing of the French gallery on Davies Street just off Berkeley Square, offering some of the best examples of Art Deco in tandem with specially commissioned contemporary work.
 
 
 

Newport Street Gallery

Opened 8th October 2015

Newport Street Gallery Opened 8th October 2015 Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking up the whole length of the Vauxhall street, the gallery - a combination of three listed buildings flanked by new buildings at either end - was designed by Caruso St John, the archtects behind the £45m masterplan for Tate Britain's 2013 facelift. It's really six spaces in one which can used in different combinations to show Hirst's private collection - which includes pieces by Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons and British artists Sarah Lucas and Banksy - in small or very large exhibitions. "It's my Saatchi gallery, basically," he told the Observer in a 2012 interview. "It's a place to show my collection of contemporary art. It feels bad having it all in crates." 2015/10/08 Where:
Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street London, SE11 6AY
Category: Art Galleries

Newport Street Gallery, Newport Street, London, SE11 6AY

Tube: Lambeth North Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St John
Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery has been built to bring his collection of over 2,000 artworks out of storage and on display to the public. Taking up the whole length of the Vauxhall street, the gallery - a combination of three listed buildings flanked by new buildings at either end - was designed by Caruso St John, the archtects behind the £45m masterplan for Tate Britain's 2013 facelift. It's really six spaces in one which can used in different combinations to show Hirst's private collection - which includes pieces by Francis Bacon, Jeff Koons and British artists Sarah Lucas and Banksy - in small or very large exhibitions. "It's my Saatchi gallery, basically," he told the Observer in a 2012 interview. "It's a place to show my collection of contemporary art. It feels bad having it all in crates."
 
 
 

The Bowler

Opened 7th October 2015

The Bowler Opened 7th October 2015 A ballsy move from street food entrepreneur Jez Felwick, The Bowler puts meatballs on the main stage, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Set up with backing from Polpo founders Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, The Bowler is the big brother to 'The Lawn Ranger', the van from where Jez sold his meatballs at festivals and street-food markets. At this Monmouth Street site there's The Fast Bowler - a lunchtime fast-track hatch - and you can get healthy sides, craft beers and soft drinks as well as meatballs in a handmade pitta. Breakfast includes coffee and pastries alongside early morning heart-starters like the brunch Bowler, smokin' bacon balls, and baked rosti and beans. From 11am choices includes a 'Ball Box' atop a salad or side, beef chuck, chorizo and cheddar, and there's even a vegetarian 'Balafal'. Sides and snacks list houmous and pitta, homemade slaw or Bowler salads and there are craft beers from Beavertown and The Wild Beer Company, relying on suppliers who Jez has met during his days on the streetfood scene. Interiors are made using reclaimed materials and wooden bench seating invites outdoor dining. 2015/10/07 Where:
The Bowler, 1 Monmouth Street London, WC2H 9DA
Category: British Cuisine

The Bowler, 1 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9DA

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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St John
A ballsy move from street food entrepreneur Jez Felwick, The Bowler puts meatballs on the main stage, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Set up with backing from Polpo founders Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, The Bowler is the big brother to 'The Lawn Ranger', the van from where Jez sold his meatballs at festivals and street-food markets. At this Monmouth Street site there's The Fast Bowler - a lunchtime fast-track hatch - and you can get healthy sides, craft beers and soft drinks as well as meatballs in a handmade pitta. Breakfast includes coffee and pastries alongside early morning heart-starters like the brunch Bowler, smokin' bacon balls, and baked rosti and beans. From 11am choices includes a 'Ball Box' atop a salad or side, beef chuck, chorizo and cheddar, and there's even a vegetarian 'Balafal'. Sides and snacks list houmous and pitta, homemade slaw or Bowler salads and there are craft beers from Beavertown and The Wild Beer Company, relying on suppliers who Jez has met during his days on the streetfood scene. Interiors are made using reclaimed materials and wooden bench seating invites outdoor dining.
 
 
 

Bounce Shoreditch

Opened 5th October 2015

Bounce Shoreditch Opened 5th October 2015 With 14 ping pong tables, a gin palace of a cocktail bar and open counter pizza restaurant, Bounce is a stylish place to enjoy table tennis. Best enjoyed in a group (you need six or more to make an advanced booking during peak times), each table can accommodate up to 20 guests, and there's table service so you don't have to leave your reserved ping pong table when you want a drink. Traditional Italian pizza, antipasti and mains of Sicilian aubergine stew and Hereford beef cheekon on smoked garlic toasted ciabatta can be served at your table or in the restaurant. The busiest times are in the evenings and every Friday night (not including December) at 10pm there's a free games table - where anyone can play - run by one of the excellent games makers, so everyone can join in the ping pong fun. Kids are welcome off peak, before 6pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday. 2015/10/05 Where:
Bounce Shoreditch, 239-241 Old Street London, EC1V 9EY
Category: Bars

Bounce Shoreditch, 239-241 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St John
With 14 ping pong tables, a gin palace of a cocktail bar and open counter pizza restaurant, Bounce is a stylish place to enjoy table tennis. Best enjoyed in a group (you need six or more to make an advanced booking during peak times), each table can accommodate up to 20 guests, and there's table service so you don't have to leave your reserved ping pong table when you want a drink. Traditional Italian pizza, antipasti and mains of Sicilian aubergine stew and Hereford beef cheekon on smoked garlic toasted ciabatta can be served at your table or in the restaurant. The busiest times are in the evenings and every Friday night (not including December) at 10pm there's a free games table - where anyone can play - run by one of the excellent games makers, so everyone can join in the ping pong fun. Kids are welcome off peak, before 6pm Monday to Saturday and all day Sunday.
 
 
 

Dana Library and Research Centre

Opened 3rd October 2015

Dana Library and Research Centre Opened 3rd October 2015 Open in late 2015, the Dana Library and Research Centre provides a world-class environment for academic research within the Science Museum, bringing together the museum's Research and Public History Department and access to its library and archive collections. With the aim of increasing the use and understanding of the Science Museum's outstanding collections, by academics and the public alike, it's a welcoming environment that provides visitors with access to a curated core collection of heavily-used academic and popular books and journals for the history, biography and social aspects of physical science, technology and medicine. 2015/10/3 Where:
Dana Library and Research Centre, Science Museum, Exhibition Road London, SW7 2DD
Category:

Dana Library and Research Centre, Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Open in late 2015, the Dana Library and Research Centre provides a world-class environment for academic research within the Science Museum, bringing together the museum's Research and Public History Department and access to its library and archive collections. With the aim of increasing the use and understanding of the Science Museum's outstanding collections, by academics and the public alike, it's a welcoming environment that provides visitors with access to a curated core collection of heavily-used academic and popular books and journals for the history, biography and social aspects of physical science, technology and medicine.
 
 
 

Kioskafe

Opened 2nd October 2015

Kioskafe Opened 2nd October 2015 Inspired by the city-street kiosks of Europe, this small space from Monocle sells 300 newspapers and magazines from around the globe, Allpress coffee and a small selection of essentials every traveller needs. Catering for busy commuters and regulars at journalists' favourite the Frontline Club across the road, Kioskafé is "a celebration of print" says Tyler Brûlé, Monocle's editor in chief, designed with travellers in mind. Toothbrushes, shower gel, shampoo and pens for the discerning traveller are sold alongside underwear from The White Briefs and special-edition bags from Yoshida in Tokyo. And the print-on-demand service enables hard-to-find newspapers like Albania's Gazeta Paloma to be run off the presses, just for you. 2015/10/02 Where:
Kioskafe, 31 Norfolk Place London, W2 1QH
Category: Cafes and Delis

Kioskafe, 31 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QH

Tube: Paddington Station, Edgware Road Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St John
Inspired by the city-street kiosks of Europe, this small space from Monocle sells 300 newspapers and magazines from around the globe, Allpress coffee and a small selection of essentials every traveller needs. Catering for busy commuters and regulars at journalists' favourite the Frontline Club across the road, Kioskafé is "a celebration of print" says Tyler Brûlé, Monocle's editor in chief, designed with travellers in mind. Toothbrushes, shower gel, shampoo and pens for the discerning traveller are sold alongside underwear from The White Briefs and special-edition bags from Yoshida in Tokyo. And the print-on-demand service enables hard-to-find newspapers like Albania's Gazeta Paloma to be run off the presses, just for you.
 
 
 

The Woods

Opened 2nd October 2015

The Woods Opened 2nd October 2015 100 capacity, free entry, late night bar in Shoreditch which brings together key cultural influencers to host a different night every Friday. The weekly Cratediggers nights kicked off in October 2015 with an opening lineup that included Field Day, Eat Your Own Ears, Sunday Best, Moshi Moshi, By The Sea Festival, Drowned In Sound celebrating their 15th Birthday Party , and acclaimed tech journalist Mic Wright closing the first month of events with the launch of new website TheMalcontent.rocks. And that was just in the first month. Phew! 2015/10/02 Where:
The Woods, 54-56 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3QR
Category: Bars

The Woods, 54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St John
100 capacity, free entry, late night bar in Shoreditch which brings together key cultural influencers to host a different night every Friday. The weekly Cratediggers nights kicked off in October 2015 with an opening lineup that included Field Day, Eat Your Own Ears, Sunday Best, Moshi Moshi, By The Sea Festival, Drowned In Sound celebrating their 15th Birthday Party , and acclaimed tech journalist Mic Wright closing the first month of events with the launch of new website TheMalcontent.rocks. And that was just in the first month. Phew!
 
 
 

Bone Daddies, The Bower

Opened autumn 2015

Bone Daddies, The Bower Opened autumn 2015 Following on from the Soho and Kensington locations, Bone Daddies has now launched at The Bower in east London. Steering away from sushi, this restaurant gives Londoners a new take on Japanese food with hearty, delicious and terribly naughty bowls of slurp worthy soup. Ramen is a traditional Japanese dish that consists of noodles, meat, egg and its star ingredient, stock. The Bone Daddies menu boasts a number of varieties including Tonkotsu Ramen, made up of 20 hour pork bone broth, spring onion and chashu pork; Tantanmen Ramen, chicken bone broth, sesame, chilli, pork mince and bok choy; and Curry Ramen, with fried chicken, padron peppers and cabbage. With its stripped back interior, classic rock soundtrack and Japanese rockabilly portraits, this is certainly a Japanese restaurant with a twist. 2015/10/01 Where:
Bone Daddies, The Bower, 207-211 Old Street London, EC1V 9NR
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Bone Daddies, The Bower, 207-211 Old Street, London, EC1V 9NR

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsu
Following on from the Soho and Kensington locations, Bone Daddies has now launched at The Bower in east London. Steering away from sushi, this restaurant gives Londoners a new take on Japanese food with hearty, delicious and terribly naughty bowls of slurp worthy soup. Ramen is a traditional Japanese dish that consists of noodles, meat, egg and its star ingredient, stock. The Bone Daddies menu boasts a number of varieties including Tonkotsu Ramen, made up of 20 hour pork bone broth, spring onion and chashu pork; Tantanmen Ramen, chicken bone broth, sesame, chilli, pork mince and bok choy; and Curry Ramen, with fried chicken, padron peppers and cabbage. With its stripped back interior, classic rock soundtrack and Japanese rockabilly portraits, this is certainly a Japanese restaurant with a twist.
 
 
 

Nine Elms Tavern

Opened 30th September 2015

Nine Elms Tavern Opened 30th September 2015 On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration of the Nine Elms site in Battersea. Surrounded by embassies and gently bobbing houseboats, the spruced up pub combines a casual and contemporary menu - small plates, sourdough flatbreads and pub classics - with craft ales and a dedicated spritz menu. Starter sized small plates offer choices of homemade meatballs, buttermilk chicken and bites with chilli jam. Sourdough flatbreads, cooked in their own stonebake oven, are topped with heritage tomato, Suffolk chorizo, and roasted courgette with summer peas, goat's cheese, mint and watercress. But sometime you just want classic pub grub like Young's ale battered cod, chips and mushy peas, and sausages with mashed potato, gravy and onion rings. 2015/09/30 Where:
Nine Elms Tavern, Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane London, SW8 5BP
Category: Pubs

Nine Elms Tavern, Riverlight Quay, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BP

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsu
On Riverlight Quay near Battersea Power Station stands Young's pub Nine Elms Tavern, named after the neighbourhood created by the regeneration of the Nine Elms site in Battersea. Surrounded by embassies and gently bobbing houseboats, the spruced up pub combines a casual and contemporary menu - small plates, sourdough flatbreads and pub classics - with craft ales and a dedicated spritz menu. Starter sized small plates offer choices of homemade meatballs, buttermilk chicken and bites with chilli jam. Sourdough flatbreads, cooked in their own stonebake oven, are topped with heritage tomato, Suffolk chorizo, and roasted courgette with summer peas, goat's cheese, mint and watercress. But sometime you just want classic pub grub like Young's ale battered cod, chips and mushy peas, and sausages with mashed potato, gravy and onion rings.
 
 
 

The Brass Rail

Opened September 2015

The Brass Rail Opened September 2015 In time for its 50th birthday celebration in 2015, The Brass Rail in Selfridges - said to serve the best salt beef in London - gets a makeover and expanded menu. Located in the Foodhall on the ground floor, The Brass Rail has its first ever breakfast menu with dishes including crisp salt beef potato hash, alongside old favourites like The Classic Salt Beef and Reuben - 200g of succulent salt beef, sauerkraut, gherkins, melted Swiss cheese. Feeling hungry? Try the Bialy Roll, a towering pulled hot salt beef sandwich with melted Swiss cheese, gherkin, gem lettuce and relish. The revamped Brass Rail includes a dedicated coffee bar with blends exclusive to Selfridges provided by the Mierisch family in Nicaragua, making this a route-one for coffee connoisseurs. 2015/09/30 Where:
The Brass Rail, 400 Oxford Street, Ground Floor Selfridges London, W1A 1AB
Category: American Cuisine

The Brass Rail, 400 Oxford Street, Ground Floor Selfridges, London, W1A 1AB

Tube: Bond Street Station, Marble Arch Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsu
In time for its 50th birthday celebration in 2015, The Brass Rail in Selfridges - said to serve the best salt beef in London - gets a makeover and expanded menu. Located in the Foodhall on the ground floor, The Brass Rail has its first ever breakfast menu with dishes including crisp salt beef potato hash, alongside old favourites like The Classic Salt Beef and Reuben - 200g of succulent salt beef, sauerkraut, gherkins, melted Swiss cheese. Feeling hungry? Try the Bialy Roll, a towering pulled hot salt beef sandwich with melted Swiss cheese, gherkin, gem lettuce and relish. The revamped Brass Rail includes a dedicated coffee bar with blends exclusive to Selfridges provided by the Mierisch family in Nicaragua, making this a route-one for coffee connoisseurs.
 
 
 

Dirty Bones - Kingly Court

Opened 28th September 2015

Dirty Bones - Kingly Court Opened 28th September 2015 From Kensington to Carnaby Street, Dirty Bones Soho replicates the success of the Church Street original in a central London location. Doing a fine line in American comfort food classics, the menu includes such the daddy of them all, The Mac Daddy Burger, a 6oz house burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac 'n' cheese, Dirty Bones barbecue sauce and Dirty Bones pickles. BBQ fried chicken is a combination of free range crispy fried chicken thighs and drumsticks in Dirty Bones bourbon and marshmallow barbecue sauce. But if it's barbecue pulled pork and crispy bacon you want, order The Dirty Dog which combines them with jalapeno cheese sauce and crispy shallots. On weekends, brunch brings the Benedict Burger - burger, topped with poached egg and black treacle bacon, smothered in Dirty Bones hollandaise sauce - steak and eggs, and cheesy scrambled egg with smoked guacamole, slow roast tomato waffle, wild garlic creme fraiche. Cocktails and craft beer are served in the bar area, and as in Kensington, the interior is retro in style, with a pinball machine and a playlist of classic hip hop and old skool tracks. 2015/09/28 Where:
Dirty Bones - Kingly Court, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street London, W1B 5PW
Category: American Cuisine

Dirty Bones - Kingly Court, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London, W1B 5PW

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsu
From Kensington to Carnaby Street, Dirty Bones Soho replicates the success of the Church Street original in a central London location. Doing a fine line in American comfort food classics, the menu includes such the daddy of them all, The Mac Daddy Burger, a 6oz house burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac 'n' cheese, Dirty Bones barbecue sauce and Dirty Bones pickles. BBQ fried chicken is a combination of free range crispy fried chicken thighs and drumsticks in Dirty Bones bourbon and marshmallow barbecue sauce. But if it's barbecue pulled pork and crispy bacon you want, order The Dirty Dog which combines them with jalapeno cheese sauce and crispy shallots. On weekends, brunch brings the Benedict Burger - burger, topped with poached egg and black treacle bacon, smothered in Dirty Bones hollandaise sauce - steak and eggs, and cheesy scrambled egg with smoked guacamole, slow roast tomato waffle, wild garlic creme fraiche. Cocktails and craft beer are served in the bar area, and as in Kensington, the interior is retro in style, with a pinball machine and a playlist of classic hip hop and old skool tracks.
 
 
 

Hawkins Forge

Opened 28th September 2015

Hawkins Forge Opened 28th September 2015 Between Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, Hawkins Forge on Battersea Rise offers craft beer-filled fridges, beers on tap and soul food from Deep South. Fried chicken, smoky wings, ribs, chargrilled burgers and hot dogs are the kind of comfort food you find on the BBQ-led menu. Pull up a stool at the American oak tables, curl up in a leather armchair or book a table at the raised dining area and admire the metal murals - a nod to the blacksmith's workshop you get from the name. For bigger groups, there's a private event space upstairs for parties of up to 30 and they'll cater for you all with bourbon glazed ribs, sriracha chicken, grilled pineapple, BBQ pit beans and fries. 2015/09/28 Where:
Hawkins Forge, 110 Battersea Rise London, SW11 1EJ
Category: Pubs

Hawkins Forge, 110 Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1EJ

Tube: Clapham South Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsu
Between Clapham Junction and Clapham Common, Hawkins Forge on Battersea Rise offers craft beer-filled fridges, beers on tap and soul food from Deep South. Fried chicken, smoky wings, ribs, chargrilled burgers and hot dogs are the kind of comfort food you find on the BBQ-led menu. Pull up a stool at the American oak tables, curl up in a leather armchair or book a table at the raised dining area and admire the metal murals - a nod to the blacksmith's workshop you get from the name. For bigger groups, there's a private event space upstairs for parties of up to 30 and they'll cater for you all with bourbon glazed ribs, sriracha chicken, grilled pineapple, BBQ pit beans and fries.
 
 
 

Le Pont de la Tour

Opened 28th September 2015

Le Pont de la Tour Opened 28th September 2015 First opened in 1991 and relaunched in September 2015, Le Pont de la Tour is a legendary restaurant with a fantastic riverside location next to Tower Bridge. With head chef and former Roux scholarship winner Frederick Forster at the helm, the menu draws inspiration from classic French cuisine using British produce simply cooked to keep the flavours clean. Orkney scallops are off-set in colour and bitterness by violet artichokes while a golden beetroot, turnip and wild wood sorrel starter is cut through with sweet pears and cobnuts. Poached turbot is among the mains, served with leeks, cauliflower and a silky crab sauce. France, Italy and California feature prominently on the high quality wine. Head to the less formal bar for live music, Thursday to Saturday, and a menu of hors d'oeuvres and sharing plates including roasted quail with spring onion, chilli and lime, and Pan-Bagnat - a speciality sandwich from Nice. Inspired by the art deco French cruise liner SS Normandie, interiors by Russell Sage Studio are darker, sleeker and more vivid than before and include an opulent gold patterned ceiling. The revamped terrace, with a perfect view of Tower Bridge, is split into two areas: a chill out lounge bar and an outdoor dining space for the restaurant, both are heated and open all year round. 2015/09/28 Where:
Le Pont de la Tour, 36d Shad Thames, The Butlers Wharf Building London, SE1 2YE
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Le Pont de la Tour, 36d Shad Thames, The Butlers Wharf Building, London, SE1 2YE

Tube: Tower Hill Station

 
 
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First opened in 1991 and relaunched in September 2015, Le Pont de la Tour is a legendary restaurant with a fantastic riverside location next to Tower Bridge. With head chef and former Roux scholarship winner Frederick Forster at the helm, the menu draws inspiration from classic French cuisine using British produce simply cooked to keep the flavours clean. Orkney scallops are off-set in colour and bitterness by violet artichokes while a golden beetroot, turnip and wild wood sorrel starter is cut through with sweet pears and cobnuts. Poached turbot is among the mains, served with leeks, cauliflower and a silky crab sauce. France, Italy and California feature prominently on the high quality wine. Head to the less formal bar for live music, Thursday to Saturday, and a menu of hors d'oeuvres and sharing plates including roasted quail with spring onion, chilli and lime, and Pan-Bagnat - a speciality sandwich from Nice. Inspired by the art deco French cruise liner SS Normandie, interiors by Russell Sage Studio are darker, sleeker and more vivid than before and include an opulent gold patterned ceiling. The revamped terrace, with a perfect view of Tower Bridge, is split into two areas: a chill out lounge bar and an outdoor dining space for the restaurant, both are heated and open all year round.
 
 
 

Sonos Studio London

Opened 26th September 2015

Sonos Studio London Opened 26th September 2015 High-end audio brand Sonos opens the Sonos Studio London, their new permanent cultural space, in late 2015. Building on their space in LA, which has been running for 3 years, the two-storey Shoreditch venue, located just off Redchurch Street, has been designed by Brinkworth and is a striking space featuring a concert area, listening rooms, work stations and a café. The studio also hosts a series of exhibitions, events, installations, talks, workshops and album listening previews, with each of the events focusing on music, audio, sound, creativity and tech, showcasing how music should sound and allowing for artists to experiment and share new ideas. 2015/09/26 Where:
Sonos Studio London, 21 Club Row London, E2 7EY
Category:

Sonos Studio London, 21 Club Row, London, E2 7EY

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
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High-end audio brand Sonos opens the Sonos Studio London, their new permanent cultural space, in late 2015. Building on their space in LA, which has been running for 3 years, the two-storey Shoreditch venue, located just off Redchurch Street, has been designed by Brinkworth and is a striking space featuring a concert area, listening rooms, work stations and a café. The studio also hosts a series of exhibitions, events, installations, talks, workshops and album listening previews, with each of the events focusing on music, audio, sound, creativity and tech, showcasing how music should sound and allowing for artists to experiment and share new ideas.
 
 
 

Waitrose Kings Cross

Opened 24th September 2015

Waitrose Kings Cross Opened 24th September 2015 More than a mere supermarket, Waitrose in Kings Cross is a food shop, tapas bar and cookery school complete with an in-store wine bar. The store, located next to Granary Square, is housed in the restored Grade II-listed Midland Goods Shed, and comprises a huge 29,000 square foot supermarket featuring original brickwork, cast iron structures, cavernous spaces and large-format picture windows allowing activity of the cookery school to be visible from the store. Cookery classes cover topics like Thai street feast and souffle savvy, with no need of previous cooking experience. Added to this are an in-store bakery, seating areas for customers to enjoy drinks and snacks from the store's wine or juice bar where you can create your own frozen yogurt. There's no need to go out when you have a supermarket as swish as this; simply enjoy a glass of wine or locally brewed pale ale, with a platter of tapas in the on-site wine bar. 2015/09/24 Where:
Waitrose Kings Cross, 1 Wharf Road London, N1C 4BZ
Category: Supermarkets

Waitrose Kings Cross, 1 Wharf Road, London, N1C 4BZ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
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More than a mere supermarket, Waitrose in Kings Cross is a food shop, tapas bar and cookery school complete with an in-store wine bar. The store, located next to Granary Square, is housed in the restored Grade II-listed Midland Goods Shed, and comprises a huge 29,000 square foot supermarket featuring original brickwork, cast iron structures, cavernous spaces and large-format picture windows allowing activity of the cookery school to be visible from the store. Cookery classes cover topics like Thai street feast and souffle savvy, with no need of previous cooking experience. Added to this are an in-store bakery, seating areas for customers to enjoy drinks and snacks from the store's wine or juice bar where you can create your own frozen yogurt. There's no need to go out when you have a supermarket as swish as this; simply enjoy a glass of wine or locally brewed pale ale, with a platter of tapas in the on-site wine bar.
 
 
 

Hilton London Bankside

Opened September 2015

Hilton London Bankside Opened September 2015 The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built height restricted hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ballroom with capacity for 700 guests. This is the closest five star hotel to the Tate Modern so visitors who are interested in art can enjoy the short stroll to the gallery - while easy access to Southwark underground station offers easy access to the tube network. This space, adjacent to the NEO Bankside development of luxury apartments, was originally going to be a dual purpose build under the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites brands. However the plans changed and the much larger Hilton Southbank hotel was the result with its 31 suites, executive lounge, plus a restaurant, bar and cafe and more than 1,000 square metres of meeting space. The building has been designed by Dexter Moren Architects and features a split level design with one half of the building lower than the other to give two adjoining forms, linked by a glazed entrance and inner lightwell. The facade combines brick, metal and glass with retail outlets located along the hotel's frontage at street level. Work started on the project in 2010 and a 'topping out' ceremony was held on the roof of the hotel in June 2014 ahead of an anticipated September 2015 opening. 2015/09/16 Where:
Hilton London Bankside, Great Suffolk Street London, SE1 0UG
Category: New Hotels

Hilton London Bankside, Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
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The Hilton London Bankside is a purpose built height restricted hotel with a four-storey glass atrium, 292 rooms and fitness centre, complete with swimming pool, and an opulent ballroom with capacity for 700 guests. This is the closest five star hotel to the Tate Modern so visitors who are interested in art can enjoy the short stroll to the gallery - while easy access to Southwark underground station offers easy access to the tube network. This space, adjacent to the NEO Bankside development of luxury apartments, was originally going to be a dual purpose build under the Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites brands. However the plans changed and the much larger Hilton Southbank hotel was the result with its 31 suites, executive lounge, plus a restaurant, bar and cafe and more than 1,000 square metres of meeting space. The building has been designed by Dexter Moren Architects and features a split level design with one half of the building lower than the other to give two adjoining forms, linked by a glazed entrance and inner lightwell. The facade combines brick, metal and glass with retail outlets located along the hotel's frontage at street level. Work started on the project in 2010 and a 'topping out' ceremony was held on the roof of the hotel in June 2014 ahead of an anticipated September 2015 opening.
 
 
 

Beef & Brew

Opened September 2015

Beef & Brew Opened September 2015 Beef & Brew, the brainchild of Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan, gives the traditional steak house a modern makeover. Drawing on Jess' experience - first as a chef at Angela Hartnett's Murano and Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, then setting up the kitchen at London Fields Brewery - the Kentish Town restaurant combines just two things: affordable, quality steaks, and beer. Focussing on provenance, but using better value cuts, the menu shies away from loins, ribs and fillets, instead embracing rumps, flat irons and onglets. The beer focussed drinks list offers craft ales from local brewers with Fourpure Pils and a house beer available on draft. As well as salads with meat roasted and pickled carrots there's salt brisket served with leeks and mustard cream. For those not in the mood for beef there's crispy fried chicken and vegetarian fare. Sides and small plates include duck hearts with devilled mayo, lemonade soaked aubergine chips and gnocchi 'n' cheese with jalepenos - a spin on the classic mac 'n' cheese. In short, what you have here is a classically trained chef dedicating herself to something everyone can afford. 2015/09/15 Where:
Beef & Brew, 323 Kentish Town Road London, NW5 2AA
Category: American Cuisine

Beef & Brew, 323 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2AA

Tube: Kentish Town Station

 
 
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Beef & Brew, the brainchild of Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan, gives the traditional steak house a modern makeover. Drawing on Jess' experience - first as a chef at Angela Hartnett's Murano and Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, then setting up the kitchen at London Fields Brewery - the Kentish Town restaurant combines just two things: affordable, quality steaks, and beer. Focussing on provenance, but using better value cuts, the menu shies away from loins, ribs and fillets, instead embracing rumps, flat irons and onglets. The beer focussed drinks list offers craft ales from local brewers with Fourpure Pils and a house beer available on draft. As well as salads with meat roasted and pickled carrots there's salt brisket served with leeks and mustard cream. For those not in the mood for beef there's crispy fried chicken and vegetarian fare. Sides and small plates include duck hearts with devilled mayo, lemonade soaked aubergine chips and gnocchi 'n' cheese with jalepenos - a spin on the classic mac 'n' cheese. In short, what you have here is a classically trained chef dedicating herself to something everyone can afford.
 
 
 

Music House For Children at St Johns

Opened 15th September 2015

Music House For Children at St Johns Opened 15th September 2015 A longstanding and much loved institution for local parents in Shepherds Bush, the Music House for Children has given hundreds of west London children their first taste of music over the last 20 years. In 2015 the nurturing music house adds a second school, The Music House for Children at St Johns in Notting Hill to bring early years music training to even more children. The unique bit about the lessons here is the way they are taught: through observation, participation, celebration and debate. Classes, concerts, shows and workshops led by trained music educators help support children from babies to teenagers to develop as independent thinking, artistic and musical beings. 2015/09/15 Where:
Music House For Children at St Johns, Lansdowne Crescent London, W11 2NT
Category: Attractions for Kids

Music House For Children at St Johns, Lansdowne Crescent, London, W11 2NT

Tube: Holland Park Station

 
 
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A longstanding and much loved institution for local parents in Shepherds Bush, the Music House for Children has given hundreds of west London children their first taste of music over the last 20 years. In 2015 the nurturing music house adds a second school, The Music House for Children at St Johns in Notting Hill to bring early years music training to even more children. The unique bit about the lessons here is the way they are taught: through observation, participation, celebration and debate. Classes, concerts, shows and workshops led by trained music educators help support children from babies to teenagers to develop as independent thinking, artistic and musical beings.
 
 
 

OXBO Bankside

Opened September 2015

OXBO Bankside Opened September 2015 Using British produce from nearby Borough Market, Paul Bates (formerly of The Beaumont and Intercontinental Park Lane hotels, executive chef of OXBO Bankside has put together an all-day menu which includes Cox apple, cider marinated salmon, Cornish monkfish cheeks, pea shoots and radish. This stylish restaurant on the ground floor of the Hilton London Bankside hotel, the first Hilton in central London since 2006, also offers meaty mains like sirloin of Gloucestershire beef with sauce Bearnaise and New Haven Hake with squid, mussel and shrimp stew. The open kitchen adds to the theatre of the restaurant which is decorated with exposed metal screens, bare brick work, reprocessed tube station tiles and bespoke joinery. Rich fabrics, inspired by William Morris, feature greens, mustard yellows and browns which match the seltzer bottles decorating the adjoining The Distillery bar. 2015/09/15 Where:
OXBO Bankside, Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street London, SE1 0UG
Category: British Cuisine

OXBO Bankside, Hilton Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
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Using British produce from nearby Borough Market, Paul Bates (formerly of The Beaumont and Intercontinental Park Lane hotels, executive chef of OXBO Bankside has put together an all-day menu which includes Cox apple, cider marinated salmon, Cornish monkfish cheeks, pea shoots and radish. This stylish restaurant on the ground floor of the Hilton London Bankside hotel, the first Hilton in central London since 2006, also offers meaty mains like sirloin of Gloucestershire beef with sauce Bearnaise and New Haven Hake with squid, mussel and shrimp stew. The open kitchen adds to the theatre of the restaurant which is decorated with exposed metal screens, bare brick work, reprocessed tube station tiles and bespoke joinery. Rich fabrics, inspired by William Morris, feature greens, mustard yellows and browns which match the seltzer bottles decorating the adjoining The Distillery bar.
 
 
 

Restaurant Sauterelle

Opened September 2015

Restaurant Sauterelle Opened September 2015 September 2015 sees a major refurbishment of D&D London's dining spaces within the historic Royal Exchange building by Bank revealed plush interiors by design agency Russell Sage Studio - responsible for the remodelling of Quaglino's and Avenue. All three spaces - the Threadneedle Bar, an all-day dining Gallery and Restaurant Sauterelle - which overlook the existing Grand Cafe and boutiques on the ground floor are brought together with one unified look. At Sauterelle the modern Mediterranean menu is inspired by Provence and Liguiria and includes native oyster carpaccio and buffalo mozzarella served with Oscietra caviar and balsamic pearls. There's more in the way of marinated Loch Var salmon, sea leaves and fish broth and tortelli di Zucca Gialla, while meat-lovers can opt for organic Aberdeen angus beef fillet with roasted shallots, blue creamed potatoes and barolo jus, as well as Gloucester old spot pork, pancetta, espelette chilli and pequillo pepper. For after dinner cocktails, head to the Threadneedle Bar for expertly mixed concoctions which draw on the early days of mixology. 2015/09/15 Where:
Restaurant Sauterelle, Royal Exchange, Bank London, EC3V 3LR
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Restaurant Sauterelle, Royal Exchange, Bank, London, EC3V 3LR

Tube: Bank Station, Monument Station, Cannon Street Station, Mansion House Station

 
 
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September 2015 sees a major refurbishment of D&D London's dining spaces within the historic Royal Exchange building by Bank revealed plush interiors by design agency Russell Sage Studio - responsible for the remodelling of Quaglino's and Avenue. All three spaces - the Threadneedle Bar, an all-day dining Gallery and Restaurant Sauterelle - which overlook the existing Grand Cafe and boutiques on the ground floor are brought together with one unified look. At Sauterelle the modern Mediterranean menu is inspired by Provence and Liguiria and includes native oyster carpaccio and buffalo mozzarella served with Oscietra caviar and balsamic pearls. There's more in the way of marinated Loch Var salmon, sea leaves and fish broth and tortelli di Zucca Gialla, while meat-lovers can opt for organic Aberdeen angus beef fillet with roasted shallots, blue creamed potatoes and barolo jus, as well as Gloucester old spot pork, pancetta, espelette chilli and pequillo pepper. For after dinner cocktails, head to the Threadneedle Bar for expertly mixed concoctions which draw on the early days of mixology.
 
 
 

The Distillery

Opened September 2015

The Distillery Opened September 2015 Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the bar within the Hilton London Bankside hotel, which used to be a renowned essence factory in 1800s. Located on the spot where Stevenson & Howell's Standard Works previously stood, The Distillery honours their fragrant work with cocktails made with infusions and bitters. Gins and local craft beers are also served at the Bankside bar, a buzzy meeting point for locals and residents where sharing platters and bar snacks are prepared by the Hilton's OXBO Bankside restaurant. Light bites include chick pea and tahini hummus with warm garlic khobez bread and five spice dusted crisp fried pork belly with chilli, lime and soy dressing. The colour scheme - all greens, mustard yellows and browns - matches the seltzer bottles decorating the bar and the large, modern copper sheet sculpture on the stairs to the ballroom. Special guests can make their own contribution by adding their pennies to the Penny Wall in the entrance of the bar - made with coins dating back to the 1860s. 2015/09/15 Where:
The Distillery, Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street London, SE1 0UG
Category: Bars

The Distillery, Hilton Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0UG

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
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Cocktails incorporating homemade aromatics hark back to the heritage of the site of The Distillery , the bar within the Hilton London Bankside hotel, which used to be a renowned essence factory in 1800s. Located on the spot where Stevenson & Howell's Standard Works previously stood, The Distillery honours their fragrant work with cocktails made with infusions and bitters. Gins and local craft beers are also served at the Bankside bar, a buzzy meeting point for locals and residents where sharing platters and bar snacks are prepared by the Hilton's OXBO Bankside restaurant. Light bites include chick pea and tahini hummus with warm garlic khobez bread and five spice dusted crisp fried pork belly with chilli, lime and soy dressing. The colour scheme - all greens, mustard yellows and browns - matches the seltzer bottles decorating the bar and the large, modern copper sheet sculpture on the stairs to the ballroom. Special guests can make their own contribution by adding their pennies to the Penny Wall in the entrance of the bar - made with coins dating back to the 1860s.
 
 
 

Threadneedle Bar

Opened September 2015

Threadneedle Bar Opened September 2015 For after dinner cocktails or drinks in a sophisticated City setting, the Threadneedle Bar within the historic Royal Exchange serves a regularly changing cocktail menu inspired by Jerry Thomas' 1982 'Bartenders Guide'. If you like your whisky with a tint of citrus try the John Haig's Crusta - a mix of Haig Club with Mandarine Imperial, lemon juice, gomme syrup and orange blossom essence shaken and served in a whisky sour glass for a refreshing kick. The Mexican Couperee - a twist on the West India Couperee - is made with vanilla liqueur foam, Patron Anejo, Citronge, lime juice and homemade Falernum. With a bar food menu of sharing plates, the Threadneedle Bar is one of three D&D London spaces - along with an all-day dining Gallery and Restaurant Sauterelle - all on the mezzanine level of the Royal Exchange, overlooking the Grand Cafe and shops below. 2015/09/15 Where:
Threadneedle Bar, Royal Exchange London, EC3V 3LR
Category:

Threadneedle Bar, Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR

Tube: Bank Station, Monument Station, Cannon Street Station, Mansion House Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren Associates
For after dinner cocktails or drinks in a sophisticated City setting, the Threadneedle Bar within the historic Royal Exchange serves a regularly changing cocktail menu inspired by Jerry Thomas' 1982 'Bartenders Guide'. If you like your whisky with a tint of citrus try the John Haig's Crusta - a mix of Haig Club with Mandarine Imperial, lemon juice, gomme syrup and orange blossom essence shaken and served in a whisky sour glass for a refreshing kick. The Mexican Couperee - a twist on the West India Couperee - is made with vanilla liqueur foam, Patron Anejo, Citronge, lime juice and homemade Falernum. With a bar food menu of sharing plates, the Threadneedle Bar is one of three D&D London spaces - along with an all-day dining Gallery and Restaurant Sauterelle - all on the mezzanine level of the Royal Exchange, overlooking the Grand Cafe and shops below.
 
 
 

Cutter & Squidge

Opened 12th September 2015

Cutter & Squidge Opened 12th September 2015 The biskie, Cutter & Squidge's signature creation, is a fresh handmade sandwiched dessert. Come to this Brewer Street cafe for their distinct brand of biscuit-cookie-cake filled with special lightened buttercream, handmade jams, caramels and other delights. The biskie comes in flavours like strawberry cheesecake, salted caramel smore and pistachio roseberry and the custom made triple berry ombre biskie. Buttercream is made using half the amount butter and sugar you'd usually find, and it's packed with real fruit, premium chocolate and other delicious ingredients. Not to be confused with a macaron or whoopie pie, a biskie is a moorish blend of crisp, soft, chewy and creamy cake. Everything, right down to the sprinkles, is homemade - even the colourings are all-natural, made from fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers. 2015/09/12 Where:
Cutter & Squidge, 20 Brewer Street London, W1F 0SJ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Cutter & Squidge, 20 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0SJ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren Associates
The biskie, Cutter & Squidge's signature creation, is a fresh handmade sandwiched dessert. Come to this Brewer Street cafe for their distinct brand of biscuit-cookie-cake filled with special lightened buttercream, handmade jams, caramels and other delights. The biskie comes in flavours like strawberry cheesecake, salted caramel smore and pistachio roseberry and the custom made triple berry ombre biskie. Buttercream is made using half the amount butter and sugar you'd usually find, and it's packed with real fruit, premium chocolate and other delicious ingredients. Not to be confused with a macaron or whoopie pie, a biskie is a moorish blend of crisp, soft, chewy and creamy cake. Everything, right down to the sprinkles, is homemade - even the colourings are all-natural, made from fruits, vegetables, spices and flowers.
 
 
 

Le Restaurant de PAUL Tower 42

Opened 11th September 2015

Le Restaurant de PAUL Tower 42 Opened 11th September 2015 French bakery and patisserie, PAUL, has progressed from cafes to restaurant with Le Restaurant de PAUL on the ground floor of Tower 42, the former NatWest tower where City Social sits up on the 24th floor. The second such Le Restaurant de Paul, this branch opened just over a year after the first Le Restaurant de PAUL launched in Covent Garden . Bigger than the first, the s pacious 93-cover City restaurant, with outside seating for 40, includes its own a wine bar. The restaurant plays to its strengths - serving patisserie, viennoiserie and artisan breads from the famous PAUL in-house bakery - but adds freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies to the usual selection of cakes, salads and sandwiches available to grab and go. In the sit-down part of the restaurant, French cheeses and meat from the Queen's butcher, Donald Russell, feature on the all-day menu where hearty French favourites cotelettes d'agneau and aiglefin fume au pistou are joined by new additions of French gourmet burgers. 2015/09/11 Where:
Le Restaurant de PAUL Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, Ground Floor London, EC2N 1HQ
Category: French Cuisine

Le Restaurant de PAUL Tower 42, 25 Old Broad Street, Ground Floor, London, EC2N 1HQ

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Bank Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren Associates
French bakery and patisserie, PAUL, has progressed from cafes to restaurant with Le Restaurant de PAUL on the ground floor of Tower 42, the former NatWest tower where City Social sits up on the 24th floor. The second such Le Restaurant de Paul, this branch opened just over a year after the first Le Restaurant de PAUL launched in Covent Garden . Bigger than the first, the s pacious 93-cover City restaurant, with outside seating for 40, includes its own a wine bar. The restaurant plays to its strengths - serving patisserie, viennoiserie and artisan breads from the famous PAUL in-house bakery - but adds freshly blended fruit and vegetable smoothies to the usual selection of cakes, salads and sandwiches available to grab and go. In the sit-down part of the restaurant, French cheeses and meat from the Queen's butcher, Donald Russell, feature on the all-day menu where hearty French favourites cotelettes d'agneau and aiglefin fume au pistou are joined by new additions of French gourmet burgers.
 
 
 

The Modern Pantry

Opened 11th September 2015

The Modern Pantry Opened 11th September 2015 Canadian-born, New Zealand raised chef Anna Hansen has blazed a trail with her Clerkenwell restaurant, The Modern Pantry, opened in August 2008 just down the road from her former employer, Fergus Henderson. Londoners have been so taken with her that she's even been awarded an MBE for her services to the restaurant industry. Seven years after the original, she launches a second Modern Pantry in the city, a 3,400 square feet space on the corner of Finsbury Square and City Road with a tapas bar as well as a cafe. Known for its crisp, fresh produce and zingy fusion flavours, The Modern Pantry offers mains like cavolo nero (or curly kale) served with hijiki and manouri cheese, grilled miso marinated onglet steak, baharat and lemon marinated Welsh lamb rump, and roast Cornish monkfish served with garam masala lentils and lime creme fraiche. It's also a great place to go for brunch with choices of fresh, seasonal fruit salad with plain yoghurt and a few toasted seeds on top, gluten-free pancakes, scrambled eggs with chorizo and toast, roast tomatoes and mushrooms. 2015/09/11 Where:
The Modern Pantry, 14 Finsbury Square London, EC2
Category:

The Modern Pantry, 14 Finsbury Square, London, EC2

Tube: Moorgate Station, Liverpool Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren Associates
Canadian-born, New Zealand raised chef Anna Hansen has blazed a trail with her Clerkenwell restaurant, The Modern Pantry, opened in August 2008 just down the road from her former employer, Fergus Henderson. Londoners have been so taken with her that she's even been awarded an MBE for her services to the restaurant industry. Seven years after the original, she launches a second Modern Pantry in the city, a 3,400 square feet space on the corner of Finsbury Square and City Road with a tapas bar as well as a cafe. Known for its crisp, fresh produce and zingy fusion flavours, The Modern Pantry offers mains like cavolo nero (or curly kale) served with hijiki and manouri cheese, grilled miso marinated onglet steak, baharat and lemon marinated Welsh lamb rump, and roast Cornish monkfish served with garam masala lentils and lime creme fraiche. It's also a great place to go for brunch with choices of fresh, seasonal fruit salad with plain yoghurt and a few toasted seeds on top, gluten-free pancakes, scrambled eggs with chorizo and toast, roast tomatoes and mushrooms.
 
 
 

Charlie Berkeley Street

Opened Early September 2015

Charlie Berkeley Street Opened Early September 2015 Mayfair nightclub Charlie, opened early in September 2015, is perfectly positioned to appeal to the glamorous night owls in and around Berkeley Street, where neighbours include Nobu and Novikov. Charlie Berkeley Street is Luca Maggiora and Jordan Rocca's ninth venue globally, the nightclub impresarios behind Toy Room, Project and B-Soho. The two have teamed up with Paul Chung to launch the hot new venture - the £1 million refurbishment is one of the most decadent in the capital in recent years. 2015/09/10 Where:
Charlie Berkeley Street, 15 Berkeley Street London, W1J 8DY
Category: Bars

Charlie Berkeley Street, 15 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DY

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren Associates
Mayfair nightclub Charlie, opened early in September 2015, is perfectly positioned to appeal to the glamorous night owls in and around Berkeley Street, where neighbours include Nobu and Novikov. Charlie Berkeley Street is Luca Maggiora and Jordan Rocca's ninth venue globally, the nightclub impresarios behind Toy Room, Project and B-Soho. The two have teamed up with Paul Chung to launch the hot new venture - the £1 million refurbishment is one of the most decadent in the capital in recent years.
 
 
 

Poco

Opened 7th September 2015

Poco Opened 7th September 2015 The menu at Poco, brought to Broadway Market by author of 'The Natural Cook', Tom Hunt, presents plates of seasonal tapas inspired by Tom's travels, in Spain, Morocco and Latin America. Using organic and seasonal British produce, the provenance of the ingredients is at the heart of Poco, sourced locally from small producers like Dagenham Community Farm, Kappacasein Dairy and Organiclea, a worker's co-operative in Lea Valley. Dishes like courgette fritters with soured raw cream, deep fried oyster with kelp aioli, and Saltmarsh lamb scrag, marjoram, samphire and lavender have been created with help from Henry Russel, former head chef of Moro's sister restaurant Morito. For breakfast there's eggs 'how you like them' on sourdough with homemade harissa or home smoked trout. Cocktails come with homemade tinctures and cordials from foraged ingredients and there's saison beer made from elderflower and Archer hops. It's not just the menu that's ethically sourced, the interior - with its communal tables and al fresco dining area - has been designed using reclaimed timbers, English hardwoods and clay based paints. 2015/09/07 Where:
Poco, 129A Prichards Road London, E2 9AP
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Poco, 129A Prichards Road, London, E2 9AP

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
The menu at Poco, brought to Broadway Market by author of 'The Natural Cook', Tom Hunt, presents plates of seasonal tapas inspired by Tom's travels, in Spain, Morocco and Latin America. Using organic and seasonal British produce, the provenance of the ingredients is at the heart of Poco, sourced locally from small producers like Dagenham Community Farm, Kappacasein Dairy and Organiclea, a worker's co-operative in Lea Valley. Dishes like courgette fritters with soured raw cream, deep fried oyster with kelp aioli, and Saltmarsh lamb scrag, marjoram, samphire and lavender have been created with help from Henry Russel, former head chef of Moro's sister restaurant Morito. For breakfast there's eggs 'how you like them' on sourdough with homemade harissa or home smoked trout. Cocktails come with homemade tinctures and cordials from foraged ingredients and there's saison beer made from elderflower and Archer hops. It's not just the menu that's ethically sourced, the interior - with its communal tables and al fresco dining area - has been designed using reclaimed timbers, English hardwoods and clay based paints.
 
 
 

DF Mexico

Opened Early September 2015

DF Mexico Opened Early September 2015 Brought to you by the team behind Wahaca, DF Mexico is a modern Mexican diner with tacos and frozen margaritas, served diner-fast. Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby's Tottenham Court Road restaurant is the second branch, launched a year after the original DF Mexico began as an experiment at The Old Truman Brewery. Inspired by a road trip to Mexico City and the States, the menu offers 'NYC Torta', a Mexican sandwich served New York style in a toasted brioche bun with smashed avocado, and Mexican-American steak tacos made with grilled steak, crispy cheese, chipotle salsa and tomatillo guacamole, served in soft corn tortillas. There are dishes unique to W1 including carne con chile crinkle cut fries, or 'next level nachos' as the DF team call them, best washed down with a Lupulo Pale Ale (brewed for DF Mexico by Brixton Brewery). On the walls are 30 graphic prints by Mexican artists which tie in with the contemporary urban Mexican look of the 130-cover fast food joint. 2015/09/04 Where:
DF Mexico, 28-29 Tottenham Court Road London, W1T 1BU
Category: Mexican Cuisine

DF Mexico, 28-29 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BU

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
Brought to you by the team behind Wahaca, DF Mexico is a modern Mexican diner with tacos and frozen margaritas, served diner-fast. Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby's Tottenham Court Road restaurant is the second branch, launched a year after the original DF Mexico began as an experiment at The Old Truman Brewery. Inspired by a road trip to Mexico City and the States, the menu offers 'NYC Torta', a Mexican sandwich served New York style in a toasted brioche bun with smashed avocado, and Mexican-American steak tacos made with grilled steak, crispy cheese, chipotle salsa and tomatillo guacamole, served in soft corn tortillas. There are dishes unique to W1 including carne con chile crinkle cut fries, or 'next level nachos' as the DF team call them, best washed down with a Lupulo Pale Ale (brewed for DF Mexico by Brixton Brewery). On the walls are 30 graphic prints by Mexican artists which tie in with the contemporary urban Mexican look of the 130-cover fast food joint.
 
 
 

Phonox

Opened 4th September 2015

Phonox Opened 4th September 2015 In the Brixton space where the nightclub Plan B once stood, Phonox offers a modern approach to clubbing - hang out and have drinks at the bar from 6pm and the same space turns into a club later that night. The venue, split over two floors and with an outside space, is run by Andy Peyton, the man behind XOYO and The Nest. Once transitioned into a club there's one dance floor, one great soundsystem (Funktion One) and one act all night. It's not about selfies and guest DJs - no cameras on the dance floor, please, and there'll be no announced guests, ever. Instead there's a change of DJ every Friday and on Saturdays resident DJ Jasper James, the youngest DJ to ever play at the legendary Sub Club in Glasgow, takes to the decks. 2015/09/04 Where:
Phonox, 418 Brixton Road London, SW9 7AY
Category: Nightclubs

Phonox, 418 Brixton Road, London, SW9 7AY

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
In the Brixton space where the nightclub Plan B once stood, Phonox offers a modern approach to clubbing - hang out and have drinks at the bar from 6pm and the same space turns into a club later that night. The venue, split over two floors and with an outside space, is run by Andy Peyton, the man behind XOYO and The Nest. Once transitioned into a club there's one dance floor, one great soundsystem (Funktion One) and one act all night. It's not about selfies and guest DJs - no cameras on the dance floor, please, and there'll be no announced guests, ever. Instead there's a change of DJ every Friday and on Saturdays resident DJ Jasper James, the youngest DJ to ever play at the legendary Sub Club in Glasgow, takes to the decks.
 
 
 

Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street

Opened 3rd September 2015

Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street Opened 3rd September 2015 TV chef Raymond Blanc brings his French accent to British dining with Brasserie Blanc, a chain of restaurants with branches in several UK cities including Bristol, Leeds, Chichester and Cheltenham. In the capital, Raymond's Threadneedle Street restaurant is located in the heart of the City in what used to be the Stock Exchange - not the original one which burned down a while back so don't go expecting a piece of Olde England. But the new building was redesigned in 2015 to include an oak-weathered table next to the bar, olive leather seating, vintage French mirrors, patterned fabrics and wallpaper panels which complement the rustic oak timber tables. Serving simple, hearty French dishes, the a la carte menu changes at the start of each season four times a year. Under 'Les Classiques' you'll find cheese soufflé and beef bourguignon, available all year round. When asked what a Brasserie Blanc is, Raymond replied, "if the Manoir is a delicate waltz then the Brasseries are the Can Can". The cooking is certainly not of a standard you'd enjoy at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, his Michelin starred Oxfordshire country house hotel, but at these prices you wouldn't expect it to be. 2015/09/03 Where:
Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street, 60 Threadneedle Street London, EC2R 8HP
Category: Brasseries

Brasserie Blanc Threadneedle Street, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8HP

Tube: Bank Station, Monument Station, Cannon Street Station, Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
TV chef Raymond Blanc brings his French accent to British dining with Brasserie Blanc, a chain of restaurants with branches in several UK cities including Bristol, Leeds, Chichester and Cheltenham. In the capital, Raymond's Threadneedle Street restaurant is located in the heart of the City in what used to be the Stock Exchange - not the original one which burned down a while back so don't go expecting a piece of Olde England. But the new building was redesigned in 2015 to include an oak-weathered table next to the bar, olive leather seating, vintage French mirrors, patterned fabrics and wallpaper panels which complement the rustic oak timber tables. Serving simple, hearty French dishes, the a la carte menu changes at the start of each season four times a year. Under 'Les Classiques' you'll find cheese soufflé and beef bourguignon, available all year round. When asked what a Brasserie Blanc is, Raymond replied, "if the Manoir is a delicate waltz then the Brasseries are the Can Can". The cooking is certainly not of a standard you'd enjoy at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, his Michelin starred Oxfordshire country house hotel, but at these prices you wouldn't expect it to be.
 
 
 

Tina, We Salute You - East Village

Opened 1st September 2015

Tina, We Salute You - East Village Opened 1st September 2015 The go-to coffee spot in Dalston for great coffee and yummy breakfast, brunch and lunch, Tina, We Salute You opened a second outpost in E20, in East Village in September 2015. A great place for a full breakfast and brunch style lunch, the menu options include poached eggs on sourdough, American style pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and hot chorizo baguettes. Coffee is supplied by Alchemy Coffee Roasters and comes in the form of lattes, flat whites and Americanos. Come evening, the clatter of coffee cups give way to the tinkle of glasses and Tina becomes a bar from 5pm-11.30pm. Drinks include classic cocktails such as Martinis, Negronis, Old Fashioneds and Manhattans, there's a select wine list including some English options and bottled beers. Three nights a week street food vans park up outside acting as a guest kitchen. But who, you may well ask, is Tina? For the answer look to the lady on the wall, a blown up photo of the mysterious and exotic Tina painted by the equally mysterious J. H. Lynch in the sixties. 2015/09/01 Where:
Tina, We Salute You - East Village, 2 Olympic Park Avenue London, E20 1FT
Category: Cafes and Delis

Tina, We Salute You - East Village, 2 Olympic Park Avenue, London, E20 1FT

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
The go-to coffee spot in Dalston for great coffee and yummy breakfast, brunch and lunch, Tina, We Salute You opened a second outpost in E20, in East Village in September 2015. A great place for a full breakfast and brunch style lunch, the menu options include poached eggs on sourdough, American style pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and hot chorizo baguettes. Coffee is supplied by Alchemy Coffee Roasters and comes in the form of lattes, flat whites and Americanos. Come evening, the clatter of coffee cups give way to the tinkle of glasses and Tina becomes a bar from 5pm-11.30pm. Drinks include classic cocktails such as Martinis, Negronis, Old Fashioneds and Manhattans, there's a select wine list including some English options and bottled beers. Three nights a week street food vans park up outside acting as a guest kitchen. But who, you may well ask, is Tina? For the answer look to the lady on the wall, a blown up photo of the mysterious and exotic Tina painted by the equally mysterious J. H. Lynch in the sixties.
 
 
 

Vico

Opened 1st September 2015

Vico Opened 1st September 2015 In late 2008 Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened their first restaurant, the award-winning Bocca di Lupo which quickly became a go-to for a gastronomic tour of Italy via a series of small plates. Gelupo , a traditional gelateria and delicatessen directly across the street, followed in June 2010 and in 2015 Vico , an "inexpensive and intensely casual" Italian makes a very welcome addition to the stable. Located at One Cambridge Circus, Seven Dials, Vico offers affordable Italian street food and Gelupo gelato in a large ground floor space with the convivial atmosphere of an Italian piazza. Chef and co-owner Jacob oversees the menus at the 'piazza-eria' where the focus is on dishes you'd eat walking along a street. Pizza by the slice, polpette and arancini, fried Mediterranean seafood, tranches of torte salate are among the choices, all cooked in small quantities and served freshly cooked. There's no menu - chefs go by what's in season - and house wine served by the carafe, spritz, and beer mean the drinks list is just as breezy and casual as the food menu. At the front of the building a large Gelupo counter - for iced desserts, served along with cakes and fried desserts - mirrors that at Bocca di Lupo. More casual than its Soho sibling - Vico is the kind of place where cutlery is frowned upon - there's minimal seating and playful design putting the fun into Italian. 2015/09/01 Where:
Vico, One Cambridge Circus London, WC2H 8PA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Vico, One Cambridge Circus, London, WC2H 8PA

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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
In late 2008 Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo opened their first restaurant, the award-winning Bocca di Lupo which quickly became a go-to for a gastronomic tour of Italy via a series of small plates. Gelupo , a traditional gelateria and delicatessen directly across the street, followed in June 2010 and in 2015 Vico , an "inexpensive and intensely casual" Italian makes a very welcome addition to the stable. Located at One Cambridge Circus, Seven Dials, Vico offers affordable Italian street food and Gelupo gelato in a large ground floor space with the convivial atmosphere of an Italian piazza. Chef and co-owner Jacob oversees the menus at the 'piazza-eria' where the focus is on dishes you'd eat walking along a street. Pizza by the slice, polpette and arancini, fried Mediterranean seafood, tranches of torte salate are among the choices, all cooked in small quantities and served freshly cooked. There's no menu - chefs go by what's in season - and house wine served by the carafe, spritz, and beer mean the drinks list is just as breezy and casual as the food menu. At the front of the building a large Gelupo counter - for iced desserts, served along with cakes and fried desserts - mirrors that at Bocca di Lupo. More casual than its Soho sibling - Vico is the kind of place where cutlery is frowned upon - there's minimal seating and playful design putting the fun into Italian.
 
 
 

Wright Brothers South Kensington

Opened 1st September 2015

Wright Brothers South Kensington Opened 1st September 2015 With interior designed by Brady Williams, seafood specialists the Wright Brothers' fifth restaurant takes inspiration from the classic seafood bistros of Paris with floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace. If you're a fan of their other restaurants (there are branches in Soho, Borough and Spitalfields) then you're in for a treat. The small and intimate dining room is influenced by the bistros of Paris and its older Borough Market brother. Head chef Philip Coulter, who comes with six years of experience at the helm of Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House in Borough, serves up a seasonal British menu with a subtle French influence. Oysters natural, dressed or cooked, come from the British Isles, France and beyond, including Frenchman's Creek from their own Duchy oyster farm in Cornwall. Feast on fruits de mer platters, the finest seafood, Cornish day-boat fish or choose from the daily specials board. Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm The Mermaid cocktail and oyster bar is open serving a range of delectable cocktails and bar snacks in addition to the full restaurant menu. 2015/09/01 Where:
Wright Brothers South Kensington, 56 Old Brompton Road London, SW7 3DY
Category: Fish and Seafood

Wright Brothers South Kensington, 56 Old Brompton Road, London, SW7 3DY

Tube: South Kensington Station, Gloucester Road Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
With interior designed by Brady Williams, seafood specialists the Wright Brothers' fifth restaurant takes inspiration from the classic seafood bistros of Paris with floor-to-ceiling windows and a fireplace. If you're a fan of their other restaurants (there are branches in Soho, Borough and Spitalfields) then you're in for a treat. The small and intimate dining room is influenced by the bistros of Paris and its older Borough Market brother. Head chef Philip Coulter, who comes with six years of experience at the helm of Wright Brothers Oyster & Porter House in Borough, serves up a seasonal British menu with a subtle French influence. Oysters natural, dressed or cooked, come from the British Isles, France and beyond, including Frenchman's Creek from their own Duchy oyster farm in Cornwall. Feast on fruits de mer platters, the finest seafood, Cornish day-boat fish or choose from the daily specials board. Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm The Mermaid cocktail and oyster bar is open serving a range of delectable cocktails and bar snacks in addition to the full restaurant menu.
 
 
 

Iberica Victoria

Opened August 2015 2015

Iberica Victoria Opened August 2015 2015 Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano and Iberica group head chef César García's modern menu at Iberica brings a taste of Spain to London. The sixth restaurant from the Spanish restaurant group opened in the Zig Zag Building in Victoria in August 2015. A mix of hot and cold dishes 'from the land' and 'from the sea', and signature tapas are served along with paella, crispy suckling pig, Serrano ham croquettes and a mixed grill of pork prime cuts from País de Quercus. Jamón Ibérico takes centre stage within an extensive selection of cheeses and cured meats, perfectly paired with a rich bottle of red. Iberica Victoria joins four existing sister restaurants in London in Marylebone, Canary Wharf, La Terraza, open seasonally for the summer, May to October, and in Farringdon. 2015/08/31 Where:
Iberica Victoria, 68 Victoria Street, Ground floor, Unit 5-6 Zig Zag Building London, SW1E 6AQ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Iberica Victoria, 68 Victoria Street, Ground floor, Unit 5-6 Zig Zag Building, London, SW1E 6AQ

Tube: St James's Park Station, Victoria Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
Michelin-starred executive chef Nacho Manzano and Iberica group head chef César García's modern menu at Iberica brings a taste of Spain to London. The sixth restaurant from the Spanish restaurant group opened in the Zig Zag Building in Victoria in August 2015. A mix of hot and cold dishes 'from the land' and 'from the sea', and signature tapas are served along with paella, crispy suckling pig, Serrano ham croquettes and a mixed grill of pork prime cuts from País de Quercus. Jamón Ibérico takes centre stage within an extensive selection of cheeses and cured meats, perfectly paired with a rich bottle of red. Iberica Victoria joins four existing sister restaurants in London in Marylebone, Canary Wharf, La Terraza, open seasonally for the summer, May to October, and in Farringdon.
 
 
 

Safestay Holland Park

Opened August 2015

Safestay Holland Park Opened August 2015 Safestay, the hotel group which rejuvenated the London hostel concept and the former Labour Party HQ in Elephant and Castle, has worked the same magic on this Holland Park hostel. Located in beautiful leafy Holland Park - where Opera Holland Park is staged each summer - and housed (partly) in a Grade I-listed Jacobean building with a 1950s extension for the other part, Safestay Holland Park is ideal for budget conscious travellers. Mixing the old with the new, the building's history is brought up to date with quirky design touches - the ceiling of the lobby in the listed East Wing is embellished with used paint pots hanging upside down and clusters of light bulbs hang over the communal wooden tables of the ground floor bar where breakfast is served. Head to the 1950s extension and you'll find retro '50s era furniture, graphic wallpaper and advertising posters. If you can find somewhere more stylish on this budget in such close proximity to both High Street Kensington and Notting Hill, we want to know about it. As for the gorgeous Holland Park location - it can't be bettered. 2015/08/31 Where:
Safestay Holland Park, Holland Walk London, W8 7QU
Category: New Hotels

Safestay Holland Park, Holland Walk, London, W8 7QU

Tube: Holland Park Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
Safestay, the hotel group which rejuvenated the London hostel concept and the former Labour Party HQ in Elephant and Castle, has worked the same magic on this Holland Park hostel. Located in beautiful leafy Holland Park - where Opera Holland Park is staged each summer - and housed (partly) in a Grade I-listed Jacobean building with a 1950s extension for the other part, Safestay Holland Park is ideal for budget conscious travellers. Mixing the old with the new, the building's history is brought up to date with quirky design touches - the ceiling of the lobby in the listed East Wing is embellished with used paint pots hanging upside down and clusters of light bulbs hang over the communal wooden tables of the ground floor bar where breakfast is served. Head to the 1950s extension and you'll find retro '50s era furniture, graphic wallpaper and advertising posters. If you can find somewhere more stylish on this budget in such close proximity to both High Street Kensington and Notting Hill, we want to know about it. As for the gorgeous Holland Park location - it can't be bettered.
 
 
 

The Laslett

Opened August 2015

The Laslett Opened August 2015 Taking its name from Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the original Notting Hill Festival, now the renowned Carnival, The Laslett occupies five Victorian stucco townhouses on Pembridge Gardens. With surprisingly few boutique hotels in Notting Hill, The Laslett fills that gap with a library filled with art and design books, curated art works and a shop. Refuel at The Henderson Bar where Workshop coffee is served and Sally Clarke, well known chef/owner of Clarke's on nearby Kensington Church Street, does the food. The 51 bedrooms - designed to look like a "stylish friend's townhouse" - are equally stylish, featuring modern furniture, proper blankets, locally-sourced antiques, original artwork and Neal's Yard Remedies toiletries. With model Laura Bailey and designer Alice Temperley at a preview evening, The Lastlett is a local boutique hotel befitting its Notting Hill location - it's got style in spades. 2015/08/31 Where:
The Laslett, 8 Pembridge Gardens London, W2 4DU
Category: New Hotels

The Laslett, 8 Pembridge Gardens, London, W2 4DU

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
Taking its name from Rhaune Laslett, organiser of the original Notting Hill Festival, now the renowned Carnival, The Laslett occupies five Victorian stucco townhouses on Pembridge Gardens. With surprisingly few boutique hotels in Notting Hill, The Laslett fills that gap with a library filled with art and design books, curated art works and a shop. Refuel at The Henderson Bar where Workshop coffee is served and Sally Clarke, well known chef/owner of Clarke's on nearby Kensington Church Street, does the food. The 51 bedrooms - designed to look like a "stylish friend's townhouse" - are equally stylish, featuring modern furniture, proper blankets, locally-sourced antiques, original artwork and Neal's Yard Remedies toiletries. With model Laura Bailey and designer Alice Temperley at a preview evening, The Lastlett is a local boutique hotel befitting its Notting Hill location - it's got style in spades.
 
 
 

Zetter Townhouse Marylebone

Opened 14th August 2015

Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Opened 14th August 2015 Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, famous for their eccentric interiors and cool cocktails - adds to the 'townhouse' brand with the Zetter Townhouse Marylebone on Seymour Street in Marylebone. The 6 storey 24 bedroom Georgian townhouse hotel has interiors by Russell Sage Studios, a spectacular suite on the top floor and a destination cocktail bar. The ground floor Georgian drawing room, called Seymour's Parlour, is open for breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails concocted by Tony Conigliaro with menus by celebrated French chef Bruno Loubet. The brand new building houses 21 bedrooms, 2 studio suites, and a spectacular rooftop apartment, complete with private staircase and a large roof terrace with an alfresco roll top bath. While the original Zetter was home to fictional hostess Wilhelmina, who travelled the world collecting art and curios for her London home, the latest addition to the Zetter family is the home of wicked uncle Seymour giving the hotel an individual and eccentric personality. 2015/08/14 Where:
Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, 28-30 Seymour Street London, W1H 7JB
Category: New Hotels

Zetter Townhouse Marylebone, 28-30 Seymour Street, London, W1H 7JB

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil White
Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse in Clerkenwell, famous for their eccentric interiors and cool cocktails - adds to the 'townhouse' brand with the Zetter Townhouse Marylebone on Seymour Street in Marylebone. The 6 storey 24 bedroom Georgian townhouse hotel has interiors by Russell Sage Studios, a spectacular suite on the top floor and a destination cocktail bar. The ground floor Georgian drawing room, called Seymour's Parlour, is open for breakfast, afternoon tea and cocktails concocted by Tony Conigliaro with menus by celebrated French chef Bruno Loubet. The brand new building houses 21 bedrooms, 2 studio suites, and a spectacular rooftop apartment, complete with private staircase and a large roof terrace with an alfresco roll top bath. While the original Zetter was home to fictional hostess Wilhelmina, who travelled the world collecting art and curios for her London home, the latest addition to the Zetter family is the home of wicked uncle Seymour giving the hotel an individual and eccentric personality.
 
 
 

Lundenwic

Opened 6th August 2015

Lundenwic Opened 6th August 2015 Oli Hiam and Dom Hamdy, the pair behind gourmet scotch eggs pop-up Scotchtails extend beyond the meat-wrapped egg snack to fresh salads, sandwiches and toasties with Lundenwic, an all-day cafe and coffee shop on Aldwych, Covent Garden. Named after a 5th century Anglo-Saxon settlement in the city, Lundenwic was inspired by a trip to Copenhagen and everything from the menu to the decor is reminiscent of the Nordic cafes found there. It's open from breakfast when choices include pastries and freshly made porridge served with marmalade, cocoa nibs, hazelnut and honey on top. The menu of mix and match freshly made gluten free salads, sandwiches and toasties comes courtesy of young chef Matt Shea who has worked at B.O.B's Lobster and Salon Brixton. Crunchy, fresh salads combine courgette, asparagus, kohlrabi, peas, curd and red chilli; roast butternut squash with chickpeas, fennel and pomegranate; and pickled peach, green beans, feta and hazelnut. Sandwiches on sourdough are filled with porchetta, salsa verde and mint as well as vegetarian friendly options like butternut squash, chickpeas with lemons and chermoula. Coffee - overseen by head of coffee, Stan Przemek, from Flat White, Milk Bar and TAP Coffee - is by Workshop and there's an exclusive selection of bottled nut milks including 'Peanut milk'. 2015/08/06 Where:
Lundenwic, 45 Aldwych London, WC2B 4DW
Category: Cafes and Delis

Lundenwic, 45 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4DW

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of Lundenwic
Oli Hiam and Dom Hamdy, the pair behind gourmet scotch eggs pop-up Scotchtails extend beyond the meat-wrapped egg snack to fresh salads, sandwiches and toasties with Lundenwic, an all-day cafe and coffee shop on Aldwych, Covent Garden. Named after a 5th century Anglo-Saxon settlement in the city, Lundenwic was inspired by a trip to Copenhagen and everything from the menu to the decor is reminiscent of the Nordic cafes found there. It's open from breakfast when choices include pastries and freshly made porridge served with marmalade, cocoa nibs, hazelnut and honey on top. The menu of mix and match freshly made gluten free salads, sandwiches and toasties comes courtesy of young chef Matt Shea who has worked at B.O.B's Lobster and Salon Brixton. Crunchy, fresh salads combine courgette, asparagus, kohlrabi, peas, curd and red chilli; roast butternut squash with chickpeas, fennel and pomegranate; and pickled peach, green beans, feta and hazelnut. Sandwiches on sourdough are filled with porchetta, salsa verde and mint as well as vegetarian friendly options like butternut squash, chickpeas with lemons and chermoula. Coffee - overseen by head of coffee, Stan Przemek, from Flat White, Milk Bar and TAP Coffee - is by Workshop and there's an exclusive selection of bottled nut milks including 'Peanut milk'.
 
 
 

Bonfire

Opened 5th August 2015

Bonfire Opened 5th August 2015 Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - including the 'Smokie' which comes topped with smoked cheese, smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce and BBQ sauce - are made with beef from the Lake District and chicken dishes, like the spit-roast, use free-range chicken from Kent. Meat not your thing? Try the Squeaky Cheese One: grilled halloumi, flat mushroom and smoked aioli. Shakes are a speciality too, with home made creations like the PBJ (peanut butter ice-cream with strawberries) and salted caramel. Desserts come in the form of pecan pie, sweet cherry pie and white chocolate cheesecake - sugary enough to satisfy the sweetest of tooths, and for those looking for something a bit more 'grown up' there's craft beers, cocktails and wines. 2015/08/05 Where:
Bonfire, 1st floor Barbican Centre London, EC2Y 8DS
Category:

Bonfire, 1st floor Barbican Centre, London, EC2Y 8DS

Tube: Barbican Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of Lundenwic
Only quality ingredients are used at Bonfire, the burger bar on the first floor of the brilliant multi-purpose Barbican Centre arts hub. Burgers at Bonfire - including the 'Smokie' which comes topped with smoked cheese, smoked bacon, tomato, lettuce and BBQ sauce - are made with beef from the Lake District and chicken dishes, like the spit-roast, use free-range chicken from Kent. Meat not your thing? Try the Squeaky Cheese One: grilled halloumi, flat mushroom and smoked aioli. Shakes are a speciality too, with home made creations like the PBJ (peanut butter ice-cream with strawberries) and salted caramel. Desserts come in the form of pecan pie, sweet cherry pie and white chocolate cheesecake - sugary enough to satisfy the sweetest of tooths, and for those looking for something a bit more 'grown up' there's craft beers, cocktails and wines.
 
 
 

Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf

Opened 25th July 2015

Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf Opened 25th July 2015 At this dinosaur themed adventure golf course in east London you can pitch and putt your way around 18 holes alongside near life size animatronic dinosaurs. The Florida style Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf course also has a four metre high waterfall so you'll see lumbering herbivores Stegosaurus and Triceratops feasting on the fresh ferns while you're on your golf safari. But remember this is dinosaur territory so you may well encounter a bloodthirsty T-Rex or ferocious Spinosaurus. Who said golf was a gentle sport, best left for the retirement years? 2015/07/25 Where:
Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf, Southend Road (A406), Chingford London, E4 8TA
Category: Golf

Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf, Southend Road (A406), Chingford, London, E4 8TA

Tube: Blackhorse Road Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of Lundenwic
At this dinosaur themed adventure golf course in east London you can pitch and putt your way around 18 holes alongside near life size animatronic dinosaurs. The Florida style Jurassic Falls Adventure Golf course also has a four metre high waterfall so you'll see lumbering herbivores Stegosaurus and Triceratops feasting on the fresh ferns while you're on your golf safari. But remember this is dinosaur territory so you may well encounter a bloodthirsty T-Rex or ferocious Spinosaurus. Who said golf was a gentle sport, best left for the retirement years?
 
 
 

Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park Acton

Opened 20th July 2015

Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park Acton Opened 20th July 2015 Trampolines aren't just for kids. With 150 interconnected trampolines - that's big enough to fit 132 people - the Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park in Acton has space and activities for everyone, from Little O for under 5s and weekend family bounce sessions to teenage takeovers and fitness classes. You can even sign up for freerunning at Freejumping. Sebastien Foucan, star of Channel 4 documentary 'Jump London', who appeared in the opening scene in James Bond's Casino Royale, has partnered with Oxygen Freejumping to give children and adults the chance to learn his 'Foucan' style of freerunning. 2015/7/20 Where:
Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park Acton, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue London, W3 0AF
Category: Attractions for Kids

Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park Acton, Vision Industrial Park, Kendal Avenue, London, W3 0AF

Tube: West Acton Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of Lundenwic
Trampolines aren't just for kids. With 150 interconnected trampolines - that's big enough to fit 132 people - the Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park in Acton has space and activities for everyone, from Little O for under 5s and weekend family bounce sessions to teenage takeovers and fitness classes. You can even sign up for freerunning at Freejumping. Sebastien Foucan, star of Channel 4 documentary 'Jump London', who appeared in the opening scene in James Bond's Casino Royale, has partnered with Oxygen Freejumping to give children and adults the chance to learn his 'Foucan' style of freerunning.
 
 
 

PizzaBuzz

Opened 20th July 2015

PizzaBuzz Opened 20th July 2015 Forget pepperoni and Hawaiian, PizzaBuzz offers diners intriguing pizza toppings diners - bacon jam with balsamic, anyone? - and a choice between five different bases, including gluten-free. Located in the Alphabeta office development, the restaurant provides workers in the area a choice between options such as wild rock shrimp marinated in garlic, Applewood-smoked bacon, white figs and rucola. Bases are made in-house with a unique blend of flours while a statement curved service bar also has breakfast specials, fresh salads and burrata. Dessert options include ice cream made from almond milk, goat milk and cow milk and chilled Prosecco is on tap to wash it all down. 2015/7/20 Where:
PizzaBuzz, 2 Worship Street London, EC2A 2AH
Category: Italian Cuisine

PizzaBuzz, 2 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2AH

Tube: Old Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea
Forget pepperoni and Hawaiian, PizzaBuzz offers diners intriguing pizza toppings diners - bacon jam with balsamic, anyone? - and a choice between five different bases, including gluten-free. Located in the Alphabeta office development, the restaurant provides workers in the area a choice between options such as wild rock shrimp marinated in garlic, Applewood-smoked bacon, white figs and rucola. Bases are made in-house with a unique blend of flours while a statement curved service bar also has breakfast specials, fresh salads and burrata. Dessert options include ice cream made from almond milk, goat milk and cow milk and chilled Prosecco is on tap to wash it all down.
 
 
 

Franco Manca, Covent Garden

Opened 17th July 2015

Franco Manca, Covent Garden Opened 17th July 2015 Fast becoming London's favourite pizza restaurant, new branches of Franco Manca are popping up all over the place and this Covent Garden branch is their prettiest location yet with two levels and exposed brickwork inside and beautiful arches and hanging baskets on the exterior. Found on Maiden Lane, which is also home to Polpo and the Big Easy, the branch serves the distinct brand of pizzas that are renowned for their delicious slow-rise sourdough crusts and even more appealing prices. The simple menu consists of six pizzas made with ingredients like fresh mozzarella, made daily on Lloyd Green's organic farm in Somerset; tomatoes from small co-op of organic producers in Italy; and ham and sausages made in partnership with David Tomlin from the Rare Bread Survival Trust. The drinks menu is equally simple with the choice between one lager, one ale, organic wines, traditional prosecco and a range of soft drinks. Here it's all about quality and we'd be hard pushed to stray anywhere else for our pizza fix. 2015/07/17 Where:
Franco Manca, Covent Garden, 39 Maiden Lane London, WC2E 7LJ
Category: Italian Cuisine

Franco Manca, Covent Garden, 39 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7LJ

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

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra Spairani
Fast becoming London's favourite pizza restaurant, new branches of Franco Manca are popping up all over the place and this Covent Garden branch is their prettiest location yet with two levels and exposed brickwork inside and beautiful arches and hanging baskets on the exterior. Found on Maiden Lane, which is also home to Polpo and the Big Easy, the branch serves the distinct brand of pizzas that are renowned for their delicious slow-rise sourdough crusts and even more appealing prices. The simple menu consists of six pizzas made with ingredients like fresh mozzarella, made daily on Lloyd Green's organic farm in Somerset; tomatoes from small co-op of organic producers in Italy; and ham and sausages made in partnership with David Tomlin from the Rare Bread Survival Trust. The drinks menu is equally simple with the choice between one lager, one ale, organic wines, traditional prosecco and a range of soft drinks. Here it's all about quality and we'd be hard pushed to stray anywhere else for our pizza fix.
 
 
 

Sackville's

Opened 16th July 2015

Sackville's Opened 16th July 2015 Black truffles and posh burgers are primarily what Sackville's is all about. The Mayfair grill and bar is run by chef Wayne Dixon, former senior sous chef of Gordon Ramsay's Maze Grill, and gives diners five gourmet burgers to choose from. George's Black Burger, a Wagyu patty on a dark truffle brioche bun, buttered with foie gras mousse and served with a truffle mayonnaise sounds particularly rich and delicious. But there are also non-burger dishes like poussin baked with truffle oil, and spaghetti with ox tongue, boar shavings and truffle dust. Sides include truffle mac and cheese, truffle mash and wilted kale with butter dressing. Expert mixologist Monica Berg, formerly at Jason Atherton's Pollen Street Social is responsible for the signature cocktails and spirits served in the basement bar, its interior inspired by its previous tailor-shop occupants. 2015/7/16 Where:
Sackville's, 8a Sackville Street London, W1S 3DF
Category: American Cuisine

Sackville's, 8a Sackville Street, London, W1S 3DF

Tube: Green Park Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

 
 
Black truffles and posh burgers are primarily what Sackville's is all about. The Mayfair grill and bar is run by chef Wayne Dixon, former senior sous chef of Gordon Ramsay's Maze Grill, and gives diners five gourmet burgers to choose from. George's Black Burger, a Wagyu patty on a dark truffle brioche bun, buttered with foie gras mousse and served with a truffle mayonnaise sounds particularly rich and delicious. But there are also non-burger dishes like poussin baked with truffle oil, and spaghetti with ox tongue, boar shavings and truffle dust. Sides include truffle mac and cheese, truffle mash and wilted kale with butter dressing. Expert mixologist Monica Berg, formerly at Jason Atherton's Pollen Street Social is responsible for the signature cocktails and spirits served in the basement bar, its interior inspired by its previous tailor-shop occupants.
 
 
 

Celeste Restaurant

Opened 15th July 2015

Celeste Restaurant Opened 15th July 2015 The chef in charge at The Lanesborough, Eric Frechon - who has three Michelin stars at his Paris restaurant - has brought his protege, Florian Favario, who has five years' experience at Le Bristol in Paris, to London. So here in Knightsbridge we have the very best French cuisine in a Venetian-style dining room, the interior being part of an extensive refurbishment of the whole hotel, one of the best in London, overseen by French designer Alberto Pinto. The restaurant includes one private dining room, seating up to 14, and two wine-tasting rooms while the main dining room, naturally lit by a domed glass roof and spectacular hanging chandeliers, is wonderfully opulent with bas-relief friezes and fluted columns. 2015/7/15 Where:
Celeste Restaurant, The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner London, SW1X 7TA
Category: French Cuisine

Celeste Restaurant, The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA

Tube: Hyde Park Corner Station

 
 
The chef in charge at The Lanesborough, Eric Frechon - who has three Michelin stars at his Paris restaurant - has brought his protege, Florian Favario, who has five years' experience at Le Bristol in Paris, to London. So here in Knightsbridge we have the very best French cuisine in a Venetian-style dining room, the interior being part of an extensive refurbishment of the whole hotel, one of the best in London, overseen by French designer Alberto Pinto. The restaurant includes one private dining room, seating up to 14, and two wine-tasting rooms while the main dining room, naturally lit by a domed glass roof and spectacular hanging chandeliers, is wonderfully opulent with bas-relief friezes and fluted columns.
 
 
 

Hotel Chantelle

Opened July 2015 2015

Hotel Chantelle Opened July 2015 2015 Dining-meets-nightlife at Hotel Chantelle , a fashionable garden-like restaurant with late opening hours - dinner is served until 2am, and drinks 'til 3am on Thursdays and Saturdays. Not a hotel at all, the restaurant is a spin-off of famed New York City late-night spot of the same name - where celebrity fans include Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Channing Tatum - and this central London outpost is its first international venture. Boasting a spectacular location just off Oxford Street, adjacent to Selfridges, the restaurant brings a fresh buzz to the area with its creative menu that marries upscale American dining with fun French fare. New York street artist Bradley Theodore has created three murals, including one of Kate Moss, and there's a vertical garden bringing the outside in to the 100-seat restaurant. 2015/07/15 Where:
Hotel Chantelle, 23 Orchard Street London, W1H 6HL
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

Hotel Chantelle, 23 Orchard Street, London, W1H 6HL

Tube: Marble Arch Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
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Dining-meets-nightlife at Hotel Chantelle , a fashionable garden-like restaurant with late opening hours - dinner is served until 2am, and drinks 'til 3am on Thursdays and Saturdays. Not a hotel at all, the restaurant is a spin-off of famed New York City late-night spot of the same name - where celebrity fans include Katy Perry, Selena Gomez and Channing Tatum - and this central London outpost is its first international venture. Boasting a spectacular location just off Oxford Street, adjacent to Selfridges, the restaurant brings a fresh buzz to the area with its creative menu that marries upscale American dining with fun French fare. New York street artist Bradley Theodore has created three murals, including one of Kate Moss, and there's a vertical garden bringing the outside in to the 100-seat restaurant.
 
 
 

The Lanesborough

Opened 15th July 2015

The Lanesborough Opened 15th July 2015 The Lanesborough offers 93 beautiful rooms and suites in a prestigious location on the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia and on Hyde Park corner. In summer 2015 the results of The Lanesborough's year and a half long closure were revealed. The upgrade was led by the late interior designer Alberto Pinto who passed away before the project's completion - his contemporary update of the opulent landmark remains as his legacy. Bedrooms and dining rooms have been restored to their original Georgian splendour, there's a refurbished spa, fine French dining in a Venetian-style dining room in the restaurant, Celeste, afternoon tea, cigars and cognacs in The Garden Room, and all mod cons with in-room digital services putting the latest technology to (very discrete) use. 2015/7/15 Where:
The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner London, SW1X 7TA
Category: New Hotels

The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA

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Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining Room
The Lanesborough offers 93 beautiful rooms and suites in a prestigious location on the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia and on Hyde Park corner. In summer 2015 the results of The Lanesborough's year and a half long closure were revealed. The upgrade was led by the late interior designer Alberto Pinto who passed away before the project's completion - his contemporary update of the opulent landmark remains as his legacy. Bedrooms and dining rooms have been restored to their original Georgian splendour, there's a refurbished spa, fine French dining in a Venetian-style dining room in the restaurant, Celeste, afternoon tea, cigars and cognacs in The Garden Room, and all mod cons with in-room digital services putting the latest technology to (very discrete) use.
 
 
 

The Lanesborough Afternoon Tea

Opened 15th July 2015

The Lanesborough Afternoon Tea Opened 15th July 2015 Earning the Award of Excellence more times than it would be polite to mention in recent years, an afternoon brew at The Lanesborough is a bit of a treat. The stylish early 19th century hotel sits right on Hyde Park Corner and tea is served in its recently reopened restaurant, Celeste, with its beautiful glass roof. The formal ceremony of afternoon tea here takes on an indisputable air of sophistication with the steaming tea served from silver pots - a Russian samovar if you need to know - and poured into fine bone china cups, a stack of crustless finger sandwiches to accompany it. They don't mess around here, employing a dedicated 'tea sommelier' who takes the job of tea buying very seriously - most are purchased at auction. Green, black and white teas are all on the menu, from Gunpowder to Jasmine Pearls - it's a bewildering choice so don't be afraid to ask for advice. There are several different types of afternoon tea price packages to choose from, all of which come with a freshly baked scones, thick clotted cream and home made fruit preserves. 2015/7/15 Where:
The Lanesborough Afternoon Tea, Hyde Park Corner London, SW1X 7TA
Category: Afternoon Tea

The Lanesborough Afternoon Tea, Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA

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Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining Room
Earning the Award of Excellence more times than it would be polite to mention in recent years, an afternoon brew at The Lanesborough is a bit of a treat. The stylish early 19th century hotel sits right on Hyde Park Corner and tea is served in its recently reopened restaurant, Celeste, with its beautiful glass roof. The formal ceremony of afternoon tea here takes on an indisputable air of sophistication with the steaming tea served from silver pots - a Russian samovar if you need to know - and poured into fine bone china cups, a stack of crustless finger sandwiches to accompany it. They don't mess around here, employing a dedicated 'tea sommelier' who takes the job of tea buying very seriously - most are purchased at auction. Green, black and white teas are all on the menu, from Gunpowder to Jasmine Pearls - it's a bewildering choice so don't be afraid to ask for advice. There are several different types of afternoon tea price packages to choose from, all of which come with a freshly baked scones, thick clotted cream and home made fruit preserves.
 
 
 

Cafe Mish

Opened 12th July 2015

Cafe Mish Opened 12th July 2015 Salt Beef gourmet sandwiches are the star of the show at Cafe Mish, a Mayfair sandwich shop offering a beefed up lunch that's a cut above your average two slices, to eat-in or take-away. Putting the gourmet into the sandwich experience, they use quality, locally-sourced and seasonal British produce including slow braised salted beef from Hensons, sweet pickle ghekins, dijonnaise on a thick slice of Caraway bread. The menu also features Roast Lamb - Porchetta style slow roast lamb saddle with red onion confit, mint and wild rocket among six other luxurious fillings that include Mish Pastrami, Roast Rib of Beef and Burratta. Each sandwich is available in small, medium and large and there are freshly made cakes, snacks and coffee available too. The space at 1a Shepherd Street sits just six but take-away and delivery services are also available for those in the local area. 2015/7/12 Where:
Cafe Mish, 1a Shepherd Street London, W1J 7HJ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Cafe Mish, 1a Shepherd Street, London, W1J 7HJ

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining Room
Salt Beef gourmet sandwiches are the star of the show at Cafe Mish, a Mayfair sandwich shop offering a beefed up lunch that's a cut above your average two slices, to eat-in or take-away. Putting the gourmet into the sandwich experience, they use quality, locally-sourced and seasonal British produce including slow braised salted beef from Hensons, sweet pickle ghekins, dijonnaise on a thick slice of Caraway bread. The menu also features Roast Lamb - Porchetta style slow roast lamb saddle with red onion confit, mint and wild rocket among six other luxurious fillings that include Mish Pastrami, Roast Rib of Beef and Burratta. Each sandwich is available in small, medium and large and there are freshly made cakes, snacks and coffee available too. The space at 1a Shepherd Street sits just six but take-away and delivery services are also available for those in the local area.
 
 
 

Oldroyd

Opened 9th July 2015

Oldroyd Opened 9th July 2015 After five years as chef director at Russell Norman's Polpo restaurant group, Tom Oldroyd presents his first solo venture, Oldroyd, a small neighbourhood restaurant on Upper Street in Islington. As a self-taught chef Tom, originally from Guildford in Surrey, has worked in some of London's top restaurants including the renowned Alastair Little's in Soho and a short stint at Bocca di Luppo. Drawing on his 15 years' experience within the restaurant industry, Oldroyd, a 40-cover neighbourhood restaurant split across two floors, offers a daily-changing menu of small European dishes. Examples include confit mustard duck wings and pea and pork jowl croquettes with summer truffle mayo and larger plates including Cornish chorizo, prawn and broad bean paella with cockles and aioli. The menu also features seasonal salads including grilled peach, Dorset coppa and perroche, alongside a selection of meaty sandwiches such as Porchetta roll with stuffing, crackling and pickled fennel. Additional brunch dishes served at the weekend - bacon and egg pappardelle and waffle iron rosti with smoked salmon washed down with a Bloody Mary - offer the perfect hangover cure. 2015/7/9 Where:
Oldroyd, 344 Upper Street London, N1 0PD
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Oldroyd, 344 Upper Street, London, N1 0PD

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Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom Oldroyd
After five years as chef director at Russell Norman's Polpo restaurant group, Tom Oldroyd presents his first solo venture, Oldroyd, a small neighbourhood restaurant on Upper Street in Islington. As a self-taught chef Tom, originally from Guildford in Surrey, has worked in some of London's top restaurants including the renowned Alastair Little's in Soho and a short stint at Bocca di Luppo. Drawing on his 15 years' experience within the restaurant industry, Oldroyd, a 40-cover neighbourhood restaurant split across two floors, offers a daily-changing menu of small European dishes. Examples include confit mustard duck wings and pea and pork jowl croquettes with summer truffle mayo and larger plates including Cornish chorizo, prawn and broad bean paella with cockles and aioli. The menu also features seasonal salads including grilled peach, Dorset coppa and perroche, alongside a selection of meaty sandwiches such as Porchetta roll with stuffing, crackling and pickled fennel. Additional brunch dishes served at the weekend - bacon and egg pappardelle and waffle iron rosti with smoked salmon washed down with a Bloody Mary - offer the perfect hangover cure.
 
 
 

Sloane Brother's Frozen Yoghurt Co.

Opened early July 2015

Sloane Brother's Frozen Yoghurt Co. Opened early July 2015 Fat-free dulce de leche and dairy-free tropical flavour frozen yoghurt make Sloane Brother's Frozen Yoghurt Co. a fun and healthy (sort of) take on the traditional ice cream parlour. Founded by Joseph Chakra, his dream was to create a frozen yoghurt parlour that champions British ingredients, British nostalgia and British quality. So you get frozen yoghurt made from British-only milk, and very traditional toppings like Jammie Dodgers, chocolate bourbons, party rings and Garibaldi biscuits. Crumbled cake and brownies made by local bakeries are alternative toppings while other options include Eton Mess (crushed meringue topped with Dulce de Lece frozen yoghurt and strawberries with syrup), and Bakewell Tart - dulce de lece frozen yoghurt, shaved almonds, sponge cake and a cherry on top. There are a dozen seats in the clean space with graffiti on the walls and pictures of bowler hats filled with frozen yoghurt. 2015/07/08 Where:
Sloane Brother's Frozen Yoghurt Co., 214 Brick Lane London, E1 6SA
Category:

Sloane Brother's Frozen Yoghurt Co., 214 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph Chakra
Fat-free dulce de leche and dairy-free tropical flavour frozen yoghurt make Sloane Brother's Frozen Yoghurt Co. a fun and healthy (sort of) take on the traditional ice cream parlour. Founded by Joseph Chakra, his dream was to create a frozen yoghurt parlour that champions British ingredients, British nostalgia and British quality. So you get frozen yoghurt made from British-only milk, and very traditional toppings like Jammie Dodgers, chocolate bourbons, party rings and Garibaldi biscuits. Crumbled cake and brownies made by local bakeries are alternative toppings while other options include Eton Mess (crushed meringue topped with Dulce de Lece frozen yoghurt and strawberries with syrup), and Bakewell Tart - dulce de lece frozen yoghurt, shaved almonds, sponge cake and a cherry on top. There are a dozen seats in the clean space with graffiti on the walls and pictures of bowler hats filled with frozen yoghurt.
 
 
 

Casa Cruz

Opened 7th July 2015

Casa Cruz Opened 7th July 2015 Casa Cruz, the first London restaurant from respected South American restaurateur and designer, Juan Santa Cruz, serves predominantly European food, with Argentine influences, reflecting the owner's well-travelled background and time spent Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, New York and Switzerland. The 80 cover restaurant is set over two floors in a converted Victorian building, previously The Clarendon pub. Copper and clubby in feel, the dining room has an oval copper bar in the centre for a pre or post-dinner drink. Large banquettes are on the left, smaller mahogany and tanganika tables on the right. Head past the glass wine cellar to the curved mirrored staircase to the first floor where a lighter dining room with large windows and mirrored walls leads to a heated roof terrace. Argentine steaks - a highlight here - British fish and game, and French poultry are served with vegetables cooked over charcoal. Desserts such as Dulche de leche flan, and lemon polenta cake, house made ice creams and sorbets finish the meal with something sweet. With three successful restaurants, Casa Cruz, Isabel and Aldo's, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan has his sights set on Notting Hill and the top end of the dining market. 2015/7/7 Where:
Casa Cruz, 123 Clarendon Road London, W11 4JG
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Casa Cruz, 123 Clarendon Road, London, W11 4JG

Tube: Latimer Road Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph Chakra
Casa Cruz, the first London restaurant from respected South American restaurateur and designer, Juan Santa Cruz, serves predominantly European food, with Argentine influences, reflecting the owner's well-travelled background and time spent Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay, New York and Switzerland. The 80 cover restaurant is set over two floors in a converted Victorian building, previously The Clarendon pub. Copper and clubby in feel, the dining room has an oval copper bar in the centre for a pre or post-dinner drink. Large banquettes are on the left, smaller mahogany and tanganika tables on the right. Head past the glass wine cellar to the curved mirrored staircase to the first floor where a lighter dining room with large windows and mirrored walls leads to a heated roof terrace. Argentine steaks - a highlight here - British fish and game, and French poultry are served with vegetables cooked over charcoal. Desserts such as Dulche de leche flan, and lemon polenta cake, house made ice creams and sorbets finish the meal with something sweet. With three successful restaurants, Casa Cruz, Isabel and Aldo's, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juan has his sights set on Notting Hill and the top end of the dining market.
 
 
 

Red's True Barbecue

Opened 3rd July 2015

Red's True Barbecue Opened 3rd July 2015 Having created a fan base in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, Red's True Barbecue now brings its slow smoked meats to The Big Smoke. Opened in Shoreditch in mid-2015, it continues London's love affair with barbecue food and serves gluttonous dishes such as ox cheek bone luge, a donut burger, a binful of ribs and, of course, pulled pork aplenty. Desserts are equally gut-busting with toasted marshmallow sweet potato pie and pecan and salted caramel peach cobbler among the options. Spread across two floors, the restaurant has been designed by Russell Sage studios - the team behind Grain Store, Dishoom and Quaglino's - to give it a unique style to the chain's other branches. 2015/7/3 Where:
Red's True Barbecue, 52-54 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3EP
Category: American Cuisine

Red's True Barbecue, 52-54 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3EP

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph Chakra
Having created a fan base in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, Red's True Barbecue now brings its slow smoked meats to The Big Smoke. Opened in Shoreditch in mid-2015, it continues London's love affair with barbecue food and serves gluttonous dishes such as ox cheek bone luge, a donut burger, a binful of ribs and, of course, pulled pork aplenty. Desserts are equally gut-busting with toasted marshmallow sweet potato pie and pecan and salted caramel peach cobbler among the options. Spread across two floors, the restaurant has been designed by Russell Sage studios - the team behind Grain Store, Dishoom and Quaglino's - to give it a unique style to the chain's other branches.
 
 
 

Balls & Company

Opened 1st July 2015

Balls & Company Opened 1st July 2015 First we had lobster, then we had hot dogs, now meatballs are getting their moment. Long associated with bad school dinners and visits to Ikea, the balls are getting a makeover with Balls & Company, set up by Australian chef and owner Bonny Porter to elevate the humble meatball from average to excellent. Don't be put off if meat (and balls of it) aren't your thing. The concise meatball menu offers 'Confit salmon' and a vegetarian option of 'Quinoa, beetroot and feta' as well as 'Wagyu beef', each served in portions of four. Diners can choose a sauce to accompany their balls, from the classic tomato sauce to romesco with red pepper, almonds, hazelnuts and garlic. Meat sliders, served as a trio in soft mini brioche buns, beef up the menu which offers seasonal sides like mac and cheese or fennel and fontina arancini. A short but sweet dessert menu lists 'Persian fairy floss topped brownie' and 'Choux balls' served with Purbeck ice-cream. Split across two floors, the ground floor (seating up to 30 guests) is exclusively for dining while downstairs - where there's a more edgy underground vibe - wine is served by the glass, carafe and bottle, there's craft beers, cocktails and sangria, and dining space for up to 20. 2015/7/1 Where:
Balls & Company, 58 Greek Street London, W1D 3DY
Category:

Balls & Company, 58 Greek Street, London, W1D 3DY

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive Balls
First we had lobster, then we had hot dogs, now meatballs are getting their moment. Long associated with bad school dinners and visits to Ikea, the balls are getting a makeover with Balls & Company, set up by Australian chef and owner Bonny Porter to elevate the humble meatball from average to excellent. Don't be put off if meat (and balls of it) aren't your thing. The concise meatball menu offers 'Confit salmon' and a vegetarian option of 'Quinoa, beetroot and feta' as well as 'Wagyu beef', each served in portions of four. Diners can choose a sauce to accompany their balls, from the classic tomato sauce to romesco with red pepper, almonds, hazelnuts and garlic. Meat sliders, served as a trio in soft mini brioche buns, beef up the menu which offers seasonal sides like mac and cheese or fennel and fontina arancini. A short but sweet dessert menu lists 'Persian fairy floss topped brownie' and 'Choux balls' served with Purbeck ice-cream. Split across two floors, the ground floor (seating up to 30 guests) is exclusively for dining while downstairs - where there's a more edgy underground vibe - wine is served by the glass, carafe and bottle, there's craft beers, cocktails and sangria, and dining space for up to 20.
 
 
 

Barrafina Drury Lane

Opened 1st July 2015

Barrafina Drury Lane Opened 1st July 2015 The third outlet for Michelin-starred Barrafina has the same signature look and feel of the other restaurants with red leather high stools and a long marble-topped bar. The a la carte menu combines classic Barrafina favourites with new contemporary dishes inspired by the team's recent trips to Galicia, San Sebastien and Mallorca. In the kitchen executive Head Chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho, who was awarded Best Chef at the GQ Food & Drink Awards 2015, oversees the operation working with Head Chef Diego Garcia-Fernandez, who previously worked at Fino. The menu shares a small selection of dishes with the Adelaide Street and Frith Street restaurants, but the rest is unique to Barrafina Drury Lane. A section of the menu focuses on Tortillas y Huevos, a mix of traditional and modern Spanish egg dishes, award-winning Spanish tapas that the restaurants have become famous for. As with the first two restaurants, Barrafina Drury Lane takes no reservations and operates on a first come, first served basis but there are reservations for groups of 8 or more in the lower ground floor private dining room. 2015/7/1 Where:
Barrafina Drury Lane, 43 Drury Lane London, WC2B 5AJ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Barrafina Drury Lane, 43 Drury Lane, London, WC2B 5AJ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Holborn Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive Balls
The third outlet for Michelin-starred Barrafina has the same signature look and feel of the other restaurants with red leather high stools and a long marble-topped bar. The a la carte menu combines classic Barrafina favourites with new contemporary dishes inspired by the team's recent trips to Galicia, San Sebastien and Mallorca. In the kitchen executive Head Chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho, who was awarded Best Chef at the GQ Food & Drink Awards 2015, oversees the operation working with Head Chef Diego Garcia-Fernandez, who previously worked at Fino. The menu shares a small selection of dishes with the Adelaide Street and Frith Street restaurants, but the rest is unique to Barrafina Drury Lane. A section of the menu focuses on Tortillas y Huevos, a mix of traditional and modern Spanish egg dishes, award-winning Spanish tapas that the restaurants have become famous for. As with the first two restaurants, Barrafina Drury Lane takes no reservations and operates on a first come, first served basis but there are reservations for groups of 8 or more in the lower ground floor private dining room.
 
 
 

Crab Tavern

Opened 1st July 2015

Crab Tavern Opened 1st July 2015 Sidle up to the Crab Tavern, the all-day New York style seafood restaurant and bar in Broadgate Circle, for sweet and savoury king crab brioche doughnuts, crab mash and West coast 'bucket boil' - a steamy mix of crab claws, mussels, lobster, ratte potatoes, Merguez sausage and sweetcorn. Seating 150, Crab Tavern offers some all-American fun with diner booths, high top counter spots, a bar and terrace where you can enjoy US-style sandwiches and salads - Philly steak, shrimp mac 'n' cheese and Caesar sub feature alongside more refined dishes from the grill. Dessert is an indulgent affair with homemade fruit pies and organic blueberry ice cream or pecan, chilli and maple tart with lime tequila sorbet. Baked cheesecake, sundae selector and a brownie stack add to the sweet treats on offer. Open all day, you can start with a breakfast of crab hashbrowns served with poached egg and spinach, Elvis French toast, and Smokey Beans with slow roasted pork. Post-work, city workers can unwind with boozy root beer 'Tennessee' and 'Missouri' floats, shakes and refashioned cocktails including the specialty Tavern Iced Teas - three different spins on the well-known Long Island iced tea. 2015/7/1 Where:
Crab Tavern, Broadgate Circle, Unit 7 London, EC2M 2QS
Category: Fish and Seafood

Crab Tavern, Broadgate Circle, Unit 7, London, EC2M 2QS

Tube: Liverpool Street Station, Moorgate Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive Balls
Sidle up to the Crab Tavern, the all-day New York style seafood restaurant and bar in Broadgate Circle, for sweet and savoury king crab brioche doughnuts, crab mash and West coast 'bucket boil' - a steamy mix of crab claws, mussels, lobster, ratte potatoes, Merguez sausage and sweetcorn. Seating 150, Crab Tavern offers some all-American fun with diner booths, high top counter spots, a bar and terrace where you can enjoy US-style sandwiches and salads - Philly steak, shrimp mac 'n' cheese and Caesar sub feature alongside more refined dishes from the grill. Dessert is an indulgent affair with homemade fruit pies and organic blueberry ice cream or pecan, chilli and maple tart with lime tequila sorbet. Baked cheesecake, sundae selector and a brownie stack add to the sweet treats on offer. Open all day, you can start with a breakfast of crab hashbrowns served with poached egg and spinach, Elvis French toast, and Smokey Beans with slow roasted pork. Post-work, city workers can unwind with boozy root beer 'Tennessee' and 'Missouri' floats, shakes and refashioned cocktails including the specialty Tavern Iced Teas - three different spins on the well-known Long Island iced tea.
 
 
 

Egg Break

Opened June 2015

Egg Break Opened June 2015 As the name suggests, every dish on the menu at Egg Break features the oval shaped shell with a yolk at its centre, in some shape or form. More than a few eggs were broken in the creation of this 80-seat restaurant, a co-venture between private members' club group Soho House and Ennismore, the team behind The Hoxton hotel. Launched in Notting Hill in June 2015, in the space formerly occupied by Thai Break restaurant, Egg Break offers an egg-focused menu comprised of five 'dirty' baps and five healthy dishes. The line-up is expected to include an egg, pork belly, sausage meat and sriracha mayo bap, and an egg, bacon and kale bap, avocado and eggs on toast and eggs with fried chicken. 2015/7/1 Where:
Egg Break, 30 Uxbridge Street London, W8 7TA
Category: British Cuisine

Egg Break, 30 Uxbridge Street, London, W8 7TA

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 
As the name suggests, every dish on the menu at Egg Break features the oval shaped shell with a yolk at its centre, in some shape or form. More than a few eggs were broken in the creation of this 80-seat restaurant, a co-venture between private members' club group Soho House and Ennismore, the team behind The Hoxton hotel. Launched in Notting Hill in June 2015, in the space formerly occupied by Thai Break restaurant, Egg Break offers an egg-focused menu comprised of five 'dirty' baps and five healthy dishes. The line-up is expected to include an egg, pork belly, sausage meat and sriracha mayo bap, and an egg, bacon and kale bap, avocado and eggs on toast and eggs with fried chicken.
 
 
 

Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range

Opened 1st July 2015

Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range Opened 1st July 2015 If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it you will be going towards The O2. The 300 metre, double height 60-bay golf driving range on Greenwich Peninsula "is the biggest thing to happen in golf in London for thirty years," according to PGA Professional Declan Malone and founder of N1 Golf who run the driving range. More than just a place to "whack some balls", it's a golf academy staffed by eight full time PGA Professionals, retail space, a wine school and the centre includes a restaurant, Vinothec Compass, where you can eat on the terrace with a Thames view and sample vintage wines. 2015/7/1 Where:
Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range, Greenwich Peninsula London, SE10 0SQ
Category: Golf

Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0SQ

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive Balls
If you hook a shot at the state of the art Greenwich Peninsula Driving Range it'll head towards Canary Wharf and if you slice it you will be going towards The O2. The 300 metre, double height 60-bay golf driving range on Greenwich Peninsula "is the biggest thing to happen in golf in London for thirty years," according to PGA Professional Declan Malone and founder of N1 Golf who run the driving range. More than just a place to "whack some balls", it's a golf academy staffed by eight full time PGA Professionals, retail space, a wine school and the centre includes a restaurant, Vinothec Compass, where you can eat on the terrace with a Thames view and sample vintage wines.
 
 
 

MOMMI

Opened 1st July 2015

MOMMI Opened 1st July 2015 Combining the flavours of Japan with the upbeat rhythm of South American this 85-seater restaurant comes from the team behind Camden's KOKO, who already have a foot in Clapham with their Bison & Bird. The menu at MOMMI, a mixture of raw and robata grill dishes, offers ceviche, chirashi sushi and hot dishes from the grill including sea bass with sweet potato, pork belly, and shrimp and mushroom salad with spicy lemon dressing and Japanese purple potato salad. Brunch at the weekends brings a Peruvian breakfast of crispy pork, potato pancakes and aji amirillo beans, served alongside Bloody Piscos. Speaking of drinks, there's a South American wine list and Japanese craft beers. Photographer Ben Watts, brother of actress Naomi Watts, exhibits his work for the first time in the UK and Melbourne-based street artist RONE is behind the mural giving the interior an urban street style. Latin tunes come courtesy of a playlist curated by co-founder of music festival Lovebox, Ross Clarke. 2015/7/1 Where:
MOMMI, 44 Clapham High Street London, SW4 7UR
Category: Japanese Cuisine

MOMMI, 44 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UR

Tube: Clapham North Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive Balls
Combining the flavours of Japan with the upbeat rhythm of South American this 85-seater restaurant comes from the team behind Camden's KOKO, who already have a foot in Clapham with their Bison & Bird. The menu at MOMMI, a mixture of raw and robata grill dishes, offers ceviche, chirashi sushi and hot dishes from the grill including sea bass with sweet potato, pork belly, and shrimp and mushroom salad with spicy lemon dressing and Japanese purple potato salad. Brunch at the weekends brings a Peruvian breakfast of crispy pork, potato pancakes and aji amirillo beans, served alongside Bloody Piscos. Speaking of drinks, there's a South American wine list and Japanese craft beers. Photographer Ben Watts, brother of actress Naomi Watts, exhibits his work for the first time in the UK and Melbourne-based street artist RONE is behind the mural giving the interior an urban street style. Latin tunes come courtesy of a playlist curated by co-founder of music festival Lovebox, Ross Clarke.
 
 
 

Potbelly

Opened Summer 2015

Potbelly Opened Summer 2015 Aiming to take on Pret and Subway in the sandwich stakes, Potbelly specialises in deep-filled hot, toasted sandwiches, live music and shakes. The sandwich shop on The Street at Westfield, Stratford City, is the first European Potbelly, building on a brand already well established in the US where it has 400 outlets and counts Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves among its celebrity fans. Potbelly's Chicago sandwiches include the legendary 'A Wreck' - a meaty extravaganza of salami, Angus roast beef, turkey, ham and Swiss cheese. There's the Meatball, with marinara sauce and provolone cheese, and the Mediterranean mix of hummus, feta, artichoke and red peppers for vegetarians as well as salads and soups. Become a regular and you can ask for off-­menu specials, only available to those in the know. Cookies, freshly baked in store each day, and a 'hand-­dipped' milkshake satisfy a sweet tooth and live music - a big part of the Potbelly appeal - adds some soul to your sandwich stop. Founded in the Windy City back in 1977, what began as an antiques store selling Potbelly stoves, is now a huge success story with plans for 10 stores in the next five years in the capital. 2015/7/1 Where:
Potbelly, The Street, Westfield Stratford City London, SE18 5PH
Category:

Potbelly, The Street, Westfield Stratford City, London, SE18 5PH

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive Balls
Aiming to take on Pret and Subway in the sandwich stakes, Potbelly specialises in deep-filled hot, toasted sandwiches, live music and shakes. The sandwich shop on The Street at Westfield, Stratford City, is the first European Potbelly, building on a brand already well established in the US where it has 400 outlets and counts Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves among its celebrity fans. Potbelly's Chicago sandwiches include the legendary 'A Wreck' - a meaty extravaganza of salami, Angus roast beef, turkey, ham and Swiss cheese. There's the Meatball, with marinara sauce and provolone cheese, and the Mediterranean mix of hummus, feta, artichoke and red peppers for vegetarians as well as salads and soups. Become a regular and you can ask for off-­menu specials, only available to those in the know. Cookies, freshly baked in store each day, and a 'hand-­dipped' milkshake satisfy a sweet tooth and live music - a big part of the Potbelly appeal - adds some soul to your sandwich stop. Founded in the Windy City back in 1977, what began as an antiques store selling Potbelly stoves, is now a huge success story with plans for 10 stores in the next five years in the capital.
 
 
 

Social Wine & Tapas

Opened June 2015

Social Wine & Tapas Opened June 2015 Social Wine & Tapas, the sixth London site for top chef Jason Atherton, stands out from the rest of his restaurants for its focus on wines. The wine shop and tapas bar on the ground floor is staffed by trained sommeliers who can offer tastings and useful tips on rare and fine wines. Set on two levels, the 70 cover bar and restaurant also offers tapas and snacks created by head chef Frankie Van Loo (formerly at Social Eating House). Interiors, with walls adorned with copper artwork and an industrial chandelier at the entrance, are by the award winning Russell Sage Studios. In the basement wine bar, where leather chairs are upholstered in red, there's a second tasting area, a corner bar and a preparation kitchen counter. 2015/7/1 Where:
Social Wine & Tapas, 39 James Street London, W1U 1EB
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Social Wine & Tapas, 39 James Street, London, W1U 1EB

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive BallsLaure Patry
Social Wine & Tapas, the sixth London site for top chef Jason Atherton, stands out from the rest of his restaurants for its focus on wines. The wine shop and tapas bar on the ground floor is staffed by trained sommeliers who can offer tastings and useful tips on rare and fine wines. Set on two levels, the 70 cover bar and restaurant also offers tapas and snacks created by head chef Frankie Van Loo (formerly at Social Eating House). Interiors, with walls adorned with copper artwork and an industrial chandelier at the entrance, are by the award winning Russell Sage Studios. In the basement wine bar, where leather chairs are upholstered in red, there's a second tasting area, a corner bar and a preparation kitchen counter.
 
 
 

The Dolls House Peckham

Opened June 2015

The Dolls House Peckham Opened June 2015 Having started out as an 18-month pop-up in Hoxton, The Dolls House found a permanent home on Upper Street in Islington in February 2015 and set up a second Dolls House in Peckham just four months later. Adam Towner and Katy Rosewarne, the duo behind the Dolls House, like to draw on the decor with permanent marker pen, creating a playful environment in which to enjoy food - think 45 day aged Dexter sirloin with horseradish creme fraiche - and cocktails which add a twist on traditional concoctions like Amaretto, Whisky or Pisco Sour, Negroni and Old Fashioneds. Grilled guinea fowl supreme with anchovy Aioli and dehydrated tomato, black bream with Cornish crab and ravigote potatoes and deconstructed lemon and lime meringue pie are also typical of the dishes you'll find on the menu. The space, a new take on the old Clayton Arms, is split between The Parlour, a public bar, and The Ballroom, a restaurant which becomes a private members' area after 11pm. The Peckham Dolls House will also have some al fresco seating and, as with previous ventures, the price of membership is a bottle of high-end booze. 2015/7/1 Where:
The Dolls House Peckham, 1 Clayton Road London, SE15 5JA
Category:

The Dolls House Peckham, 1 Clayton Road, London, SE15 5JA

Tube: Denmark Hill Station

 
 
Patrick Leano and Anthony DemetreMatt RobinsonRendering - Nobu Hotel Shoreditch (PRNewsFoto / Nobu Hospitality)Turnmill BuildingRosa's AngelTurkey ThighPaulo de Tarso and Nicolas Jaouen, photo: The CatererThe Red Crate, photo: Haworth TompkinsEneko AtxaSky Pool at Embassy Gardens by Eco World BallymoreKing's Cross Pavilion, images courtesy of Stanton WilliamsBellanger, tarte au fromage with raspberries, photo David LoftusBrett Redman and Natalie Lee-JoeThe Ninth, chef Jun Tanaka, photo Palida BoonyarungsritBjoern WassmuthPhoto: James Medcraft / ShedApple & Stilton Salad - The Ivy CafeSpicy Prawn LaksaKaram, Jyotin and Sunaina SethiPhoto by Jo DuckSexy Fish bar, photo Mark Brumellcopyright Caruso St JohnTonkotsuCellar - Wine Tastingphoto Dexter Moren AssociatesHilton London Bankside, The Distillery bar, Dexter Moren AssociatesTom Hunt, The Natural Cook, photo Neil WhiteDominic Hamdy and Oliver Hiam, owners of LundenwicHam and pea(c) Franco Manca & Alessandra SpairaniDinner - Pigs FlyThe Lanesborough, The Wellington Private Dining RoomTom OldroydJoseph ChakraBalls & Company, Festive BallsLaure Patry
Having started out as an 18-month pop-up in Hoxton, The Dolls House found a permanent home on Upper Street in Islington in February 2015 and set up a second Dolls House in Peckham just four months later. Adam Towner and Katy Rosewarne, the duo behind the Dolls House, like to draw on the decor with permanent marker pen, creating a playful environment in which to enjoy food - think 45 day aged Dexter sirloin with horseradish creme fraiche - and cocktails which add a twist on traditional concoctions like Amaretto, Whisky or Pisco Sour, Negroni and Old Fashioneds. Grilled guinea fowl supreme with anchovy Aioli and dehydrated tomato, black bream with Cornish crab and ravigote potatoes and deconstructed lemon and lime meringue pie are also typical of the dishes you'll find on the menu. The space, a new take on the old Clayton Arms, is split between The Parlour, a public bar, and The Ballroom, a restaurant which becomes a private members' area after 11pm. The Peckham Dolls House will also have some al fresco seating and, as with previous ventures, the price of membership is a bottle of high-end booze.
 
 
 

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