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London is a hotbed of new openings from destination restaurants to designer hotels, from quirky cafes to stylish shops. Find out about the hottest openings in town - if it's new and newsworthy, it's here.

 
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Darby's

Opens 27th May 2019

Darby's Opens 27th May 2019 Darby's opens on 27th May 2019. Robin Gill, who judges the Irish version of Masterchef and who owns and runs The Dairy and the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Sorella in Clapham, is behind Darby's restaurant in Embassy Gardens towers. The most striking feature of the tower is the swimming pool passage suspended 35 metres up. Dishes on offer at Darby's on the ground floor can be ordered by residents and visitors using the Sky Pool ten floors up. Drinks brewed on site, including homemade stout and vermouth, are served from a poolside bar operated by Gill and his team. Back on firm ground, the kitchen has an open fire to prepare ethically sourced ingredients for the menu of Irish-influenced dishes. "Darby's is named after my father", Gill told the Evening Standard, "He spent a lot of time in the States and his era was 40s and 50s and for me it's... what he would have loved." 2019/05/27 Where:
Darby's, 3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens London, SW11 7AY
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Darby's, 3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens, London, SW11 7AY

Tube: Vauxhall Station

 
 

Darby's opens on 27th May 2019.

Robin Gill, who judges the Irish version of Masterchef and who owns and runs The Dairy and the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant Sorella in Clapham, is behind Darby's restaurant in Embassy Gardens towers. The most striking feature of the tower is the swimming pool passage suspended 35 metres up. Dishes on offer at Darby's on the ground floor can be ordered by residents and visitors using the Sky Pool ten floors up. Drinks brewed on site, including homemade stout and vermouth, are served from a poolside bar operated by Gill and his team. Back on firm ground, the kitchen has an open fire to prepare ethically sourced ingredients for the menu of Irish-influenced dishes. "Darby's is named after my father", Gill told the Evening Standard, "He spent a lot of time in the States and his era was 40s and 50s and for me it's... what he would have loved."
 
 
 

Gezellig Restaurant & Bar

Opens 27th May 2019

Gezellig Restaurant & Bar Opens 27th May 2019 Gezellig Restaurant and Bar has a soft opening on 20th May before fully opening from 27th May 2019. In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a wine focused drinking den with a classic European menu. It started with a stint at Carousel and now chef Graham Long, sommelier Wieteke Teppema and general manager James Comyn have joined up with restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas (co-owner with chef Philip Howard of Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 and Sonny's Kitchen) to create this restaurant in the former town hall. Sirloin of aged beef with marrow and roast cod loin are just two examples from the menu. Interiors feature tan leather banquettes, moss green walls and wingback chairs, walnut tables and hardwood flooring over two floors. Up on the mezzanine level, there's a bar where drinks and snacks are best enjoyed from the comfort of a Chesterfield chair . Two private dining rooms on the ground floor - The Study seating 10 and The Library for up to 16 - can be hired with no minimum spend and bespoke feasting menus available on request. It all ties in well with the name - a Dutch word which translates as 'an atmosphere, which allows good times to happen'. 2019/05/27 Where:
Gezellig Restaurant & Bar, 193-197 High Holborn, Holborn Town Hall London, WC1V 7BD
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Gezellig Restaurant & Bar, 193-197 High Holborn, Holborn Town Hall, London, WC1V 7BD

Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 

Gezellig Restaurant and Bar has a soft opening on 20th May before fully opening from 27th May 2019.

In the refurbished Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall, Gezellig Restaurant and Bar is a wine focused drinking den with a classic European menu. It started with a stint at Carousel and now chef Graham Long, sommelier Wieteke Teppema and general manager James Comyn have joined up with restaurateur Rebecca Mascarenhas (co-owner with chef Philip Howard of Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 and Sonny's Kitchen) to create this restaurant in the former town hall. Sirloin of aged beef with marrow and roast cod loin are just two examples from the menu. Interiors feature tan leather banquettes, moss green walls and wingback chairs, walnut tables and hardwood flooring over two floors. Up on the mezzanine level, there's a bar where drinks and snacks are best enjoyed from the comfort of a Chesterfield chair . Two private dining rooms on the ground floor - The Study seating 10 and The Library for up to 16 - can be hired with no minimum spend and bespoke feasting menus available on request. It all ties in well with the name - a Dutch word which translates as 'an atmosphere, which allows good times to happen'.
 
 
 
 

The Stratford Brasserie

Opens 27th May 2019

The Stratford Brasserie Opens 27th May 2019 Bookings for The Stratford Brasserie open on 27th May 2019. At the entrance to the Manhattan Loft Gardens and acting as a social hub for both The Stratford hotel and loft apartments, The Stratford Brasserie is a casual restaurant perfect for all-day dining. On the ground floor of Harry Handelsman's cantilevered tower, Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House Group, oversees the food at the brasserie which has a spectacular triple-height lobby and ten-metre high fireplace. Soft padded leather chairs and statement wooden benches and tables, put in place by Space Copenhagen (the team behind NOMA and 11 Howard in New York), create a comfortable space to meet for coffee and fresh juices, to work, relax and dine. Heated, sheltered outdoor seating is overshadowed a lush pergola, alongside an outdoor bar, fireplace and pizza oven. Open all day, breakfast brings crumpets and acai bowls while dinner is traditional brasserie fare including schnitzel, risotto and burgers as well as Cornish bream and whole roasted chicken. 2019/05/27 Where:
The Stratford Brasserie, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: Brasseries

The Stratford Brasserie, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 

Bookings for The Stratford Brasserie open on 27th May 2019.

At the entrance to the Manhattan Loft Gardens and acting as a social hub for both The Stratford hotel and loft apartments, The Stratford Brasserie is a casual restaurant perfect for all-day dining. On the ground floor of Harry Handelsman's cantilevered tower, Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House Group, oversees the food at the brasserie which has a spectacular triple-height lobby and ten-metre high fireplace. Soft padded leather chairs and statement wooden benches and tables, put in place by Space Copenhagen (the team behind NOMA and 11 Howard in New York), create a comfortable space to meet for coffee and fresh juices, to work, relax and dine. Heated, sheltered outdoor seating is overshadowed a lush pergola, alongside an outdoor bar, fireplace and pizza oven. Open all day, breakfast brings crumpets and acai bowls while dinner is traditional brasserie fare including schnitzel, risotto and burgers as well as Cornish bream and whole roasted chicken.
 
 
 

Gold

Opens May 2019

Gold Opens May 2019 Gold is set to open in May 2019. On the site of what used to be the Portobello Gold pub, Gold is a neighbourhood restaurant and late-night bar which draws on a talented team. Head Chef Theo Hill has come from The River Cafe while the front of house team is in the safe hands of Alex Ghalleb (Pizza East) and Arez Akgundogdu (Soho House). The menu puts the focus on dishes cooked in wood ovens or over open flame and served to share. Wood roasted whole sea bream, burrata served with Parma ham, and wood roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat are just three examples. Set over four floors, the ground floor has a bar and open kitchen area, leading out into a lush garden room. With a retractable roof and landscaped with mature trees, the garden room offers a tranquil escape from the busy Portobello Road while the first floor lounge and dining area is topped by a private party room on the second floor. Modern bohemian interiors are by local architect and design duo Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim and feature show-stopping art works by Portuguese artist Vhils, who has also created the pavement-to-roof installation on the outside of the building. 2019/05/31 Where:
Gold, 95 Portobello Road London, W11 2QB
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Gold, 95 Portobello Road, London, W11 2QB

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 

Gold is set to open in May 2019.

On the site of what used to be the Portobello Gold pub, Gold is a neighbourhood restaurant and late-night bar which draws on a talented team. Head Chef Theo Hill has come from The River Cafe while the front of house team is in the safe hands of Alex Ghalleb (Pizza East) and Arez Akgundogdu (Soho House). The menu puts the focus on dishes cooked in wood ovens or over open flame and served to share. Wood roasted whole sea bream, burrata served with Parma ham, and wood roasted cauliflower with toasted buckwheat are just three examples. Set over four floors, the ground floor has a bar and open kitchen area, leading out into a lush garden room. With a retractable roof and landscaped with mature trees, the garden room offers a tranquil escape from the busy Portobello Road while the first floor lounge and dining area is topped by a private party room on the second floor. Modern bohemian interiors are by local architect and design duo Felix and Valerie von Bechtolsheim and feature show-stopping art works by Portuguese artist Vhils, who has also created the pavement-to-roof installation on the outside of the building.
 
 
 

Suzi Tros

Opens late May 2019

Suzi Tros Opens late May 2019 Suzi Tros will be opening in late May 2019. Brought to you by Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou, the husband and wife team behind Mazi and just a few doors down, Suzi Tros covers the whole of Northern Greek cuisine. N amed after the lovable character from the cult classic 1960s Greek film 'I Parisiana', it literally means 'Suzi, you eat'. Sitting in the light-filled upstairs dining room, you're taken to coastal Greece by the menu of grilled calamari, grandmama's meatballs and grilled and smoked aubergine. In fact, vegetables play a starring role in fresh stuffed pepper and octopus salad. T he downstairs bar offers a more intimate space, the perfect spot for bar snacks, Greek wines and cocktails made using less well-known Greek spirits such as Mastika and Tsipouro. Sit at the counter and enjoy the theatre of head chef John Skotidas cooking on the open charcoal grill. 2019/05/31 Where:
Suzi Tros, 18 Hillgate Street London, W8 7SR
Category: Greek Cuisine

Suzi Tros, 18 Hillgate Street, London, W8 7SR

Tube: Notting Hill Gate Station

 
 

Suzi Tros will be opening in late May 2019.

Brought to you by Adrien Carre and Christina Mouratoglou, the husband and wife team behind Mazi and just a few doors down, Suzi Tros covers the whole of Northern Greek cuisine. N amed after the lovable character from the cult classic 1960s Greek film 'I Parisiana', it literally means 'Suzi, you eat'. Sitting in the light-filled upstairs dining room, you're taken to coastal Greece by the menu of grilled calamari, grandmama's meatballs and grilled and smoked aubergine. In fact, vegetables play a starring role in fresh stuffed pepper and octopus salad. T he downstairs bar offers a more intimate space, the perfect spot for bar snacks, Greek wines and cocktails made using less well-known Greek spirits such as Mastika and Tsipouro. Sit at the counter and enjoy the theatre of head chef John Skotidas cooking on the open charcoal grill.
 
 
 

The Soak

Opens May 2019

The Soak Opens May 2019 The Soak opens in May 2019 | From 1st May to 31st July 2019 they're offering 20% off food when you quote 'SOAKFOOD'. From house kombucha to 'soaked' cocktails, everything on offer at The Soak is centred on fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining. The menu, devised by head chef Chris Zachwieja, who previously worked for Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, puts wild mushroom kombucha in a poulet noir dish and pairs fermented mooli with wood pigeon, pearl barley koji and anchovies. Music is also an integral part of the restaurant which is part of the Grosvenor Hotel, right by Victoria Station. The space includes a music platform where DJs play music until 2am on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday - in an area where there's not much open at that hour. George Angelopoulos, general manager at The Soak, has curated a carefully selected drinks list of New World, organic and biodynamic wines as well as craft beers. Soak up the atmosphere, inspired by classic Parisian bistros, and admire the tall arched windows, high ceilings and the grandeur of the space. 2019/05/31 Where:
The Soak, 101 Buckingham Palace Road London, SW1W 0SJ
Category: Modern European Cuisine

The Soak, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0SJ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 

The Soak opens in May 2019 | From 1st May to 31st July 2019 they're offering 20% off food when you quote 'SOAKFOOD'.

From house kombucha to 'soaked' cocktails, everything on offer at The Soak is centred on fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining. The menu, devised by head chef Chris Zachwieja, who previously worked for Michelin starred chef Tom Aikens, puts wild mushroom kombucha in a poulet noir dish and pairs fermented mooli with wood pigeon, pearl barley koji and anchovies. Music is also an integral part of the restaurant which is part of the Grosvenor Hotel, right by Victoria Station. The space includes a music platform where DJs play music until 2am on a Thursday, Friday and Saturday - in an area where there's not much open at that hour. George Angelopoulos, general manager at The Soak, has curated a carefully selected drinks list of New World, organic and biodynamic wines as well as craft beers. Soak up the atmosphere, inspired by classic Parisian bistros, and admire the tall arched windows, high ceilings and the grandeur of the space.
 
 
 

Circolo Popolare

Opens June 2019

Circolo Popolare Opens June 2019 Circolo opens in June 2019. Having enjoyed great success with the richly-decorated Gloria in Shoreditch, Big Mamma Group opened their second London restaurant, Circolo Popolare, or Circolo for short, in the same year. Just like Gloria, which takes inspiration from 1970s Capri, the restaurant is a vibrant Italian trattoria, but the sunny Sicilian coast is the inspiration this time around. Over 20,000 bottles of spirits line the walls, thousands of festoon lights decorate the ceiling and, much like its sister restaurant, countless verdant indoor plants fill the dining space. The 'over the top' menu is 100% homemade and on the generous side as portions go with metre-long pizzas and show-stopping centrepieces of calamari e lemoni and pork skewers al arrabiata. Diners can finish it all off with the OTT 1 litre Sundae, served with giant cookie chunks, or for those with a smaller appetite, there's Bronte pistachio and Amalfi lemon gelato. 2019/06/01 Where:
Circolo Popolare, Rathbone Square London, W1T 1PB
Category: Italian Cuisine

Circolo Popolare, Rathbone Square, London, W1T 1PB

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 

Circolo opens in June 2019.

Having enjoyed great success with the richly-decorated Gloria in Shoreditch, Big Mamma Group opened their second London restaurant, Circolo Popolare, or Circolo for short, in the same year. Just like Gloria, which takes inspiration from 1970s Capri, the restaurant is a vibrant Italian trattoria, but the sunny Sicilian coast is the inspiration this time around. Over 20,000 bottles of spirits line the walls, thousands of festoon lights decorate the ceiling and, much like its sister restaurant, countless verdant indoor plants fill the dining space. The 'over the top' menu is 100% homemade and on the generous side as portions go with metre-long pizzas and show-stopping centrepieces of calamari e lemoni and pork skewers al arrabiata. Diners can finish it all off with the OTT 1 litre Sundae, served with giant cookie chunks, or for those with a smaller appetite, there's Bronte pistachio and Amalfi lemon gelato.
 
 
 
 

Wild Honey

Opens 3rd June 2019

Wild Honey Opens 3rd June 2019 Wild Honey St James opens on 3rd June 2019. Moving from Mayfair (its home for 12 years) to St James's, Anthony Demetre's Wild Honey - widely regarded as one of London's top restaurants - gets a new lease of life at the Sofitel London St James hotel. In its new home, this Wild Honey is an evolution of the food and style of its predecessor, with Head Chef Simon Woodrow - who worked at The Dairy and Arbutus before joining Wild Honey - collaborating with Anthony. The menu showcases the chefs' Anglo-French contemporary cooking style. Dishes include warm smoked eel and rillettes, traditional bouillabaisse and roast saddle of rabbit as well as English custard tart and London wild honey ice cream for dessert. Their extensive wine list includes approximately 100 options with new and old world wines and the look is by Scottish designer Jim Hamilton, in his first London project. 2019/06/03 Where:
Wild Honey, 8 Pall Mall London, SW1Y 5NG
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Wild Honey, 8 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5NG

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetre

Wild Honey St James opens on 3rd June 2019.

Moving from Mayfair (its home for 12 years) to St James's, Anthony Demetre's Wild Honey - widely regarded as one of London's top restaurants - gets a new lease of life at the Sofitel London St James hotel. In its new home, this Wild Honey is an evolution of the food and style of its predecessor, with Head Chef Simon Woodrow - who worked at The Dairy and Arbutus before joining Wild Honey - collaborating with Anthony. The menu showcases the chefs' Anglo-French contemporary cooking style. Dishes include warm smoked eel and rillettes, traditional bouillabaisse and roast saddle of rabbit as well as English custard tart and London wild honey ice cream for dessert. Their extensive wine list includes approximately 100 options with new and old world wines and the look is by Scottish designer Jim Hamilton, in his first London project.
 
 
 

Kurabu

Opens 6th June 2019

Kurabu Opens 6th June 2019 Kurabu opens on Thursday 6th June 2019. Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs floor into a contemporary Japanese restaurant. Deep fried sushi rice topped with sashimi is just one of the dishes on the snack menu which includes sushi rolls, tar tar chips and mini steamed burger buns filled with wagyu beef and shrimp tempura. The cocktail menu gives an Asian twist to the classics - the Tokyo Mule, for example, gives the whisky based drink a smoky kick - and they stock an extensive sake list, including their own-label sake from Konotomo, a family-run brewery in the Shiga region of Japan. 2019/06/06 Where:
Kurabu, Lennox Garden Mews, Dinings SW3 London, SW3 2JH
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Kurabu, Lennox Garden Mews, Dinings SW3, London, SW3 2JH

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetre

Kurabu opens on Thursday 6th June 2019.

Above the much-loved Dinings SW3 in Chelsea, Kurabu (meaning 'clubhouse' in Japanese) turns the upstairs floor into a contemporary Japanese restaurant. Deep fried sushi rice topped with sashimi is just one of the dishes on the snack menu which includes sushi rolls, tar tar chips and mini steamed burger buns filled with wagyu beef and shrimp tempura. The cocktail menu gives an Asian twist to the classics - the Tokyo Mule, for example, gives the whisky based drink a smoky kick - and they stock an extensive sake list, including their own-label sake from Konotomo, a family-run brewery in the Shiga region of Japan.
 
 
 

Arros QD

Opens 7th June 2019

Arros QD Opens 7th June 2019 Arros QD opens 7th June 2019. A collaborative project from one of the 50 best, thrice Michelin starred Valencian chef Quique Dacosta and his London team, Arros QD showcases Quique's distinctive modern style of cooking. The focus is on rice, a food that doesn't typically get star status at high end restaurants, but this is a man who has written the book on the subject - see his Arroces Contemporaneos. All of the rice dishes are designed to share and there's even an immersive chef's paella counter. Here the rice dish made with really good quality Spanish ingredients - Paella Valenciana, for example, is made with rabbit chop, chicken and butter beans. Described as a "culinary genius" by the Michelin men, the self-taught chef was awarded three stars for his Quique Dacosta restaurant in Denia and one Michelin star at El Poblet in Valencia. W ith four distinct areas, the main space showcases an open kitchen where you can see the chefs cooking over the wood fired flame grill. 2019/06/07 Where:
Arros QD, 64 Eastcastle Street, The Plaza London, W1W 8NQ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Arros QD, 64 Eastcastle Street, The Plaza, London, W1W 8NQ

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony Demetre

Arros QD opens 7th June 2019.

A collaborative project from one of the 50 best, thrice Michelin starred Valencian chef Quique Dacosta and his London team, Arros QD showcases Quique's distinctive modern style of cooking. The focus is on rice, a food that doesn't typically get star status at high end restaurants, but this is a man who has written the book on the subject - see his Arroces Contemporaneos. All of the rice dishes are designed to share and there's even an immersive chef's paella counter. Here the rice dish made with really good quality Spanish ingredients - Paella Valenciana, for example, is made with rabbit chop, chicken and butter beans. Described as a "culinary genius" by the Michelin men, the self-taught chef was awarded three stars for his Quique Dacosta restaurant in Denia and one Michelin star at El Poblet in Valencia. W ith four distinct areas, the main space showcases an open kitchen where you can see the chefs cooking over the wood fired flame grill.
 
 
 

Murder Inc.

Opens early June 2019

Murder Inc. Opens early June 2019 Murder Inc. opens in early June 2019. From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon lit Fitzrovia bar which takes inspiration from the gangster noir of the 1940s and '50s. The decor and style of this 60-capacity bar by Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball is 'industrial New York meets mid-century glamour'. A sizeable bar takes pride of place in a room where oak paneling, woven cane and striking artworks stand out against dark brick walls lit up by red neon signs and industrial pendants. Drinks have the tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that Cocktail Trading Co. has become known for but a more refined style. Order Death In The Afternoon and you get an on-tap blend of Pernod Absinthe, agave-ginger sherbet and Moet Champagne. The Adonis is a mix of lillet blanc, hibiscus vermouth, wild strawberry, bitters and bubbles while Cannonball Collins combines rum, cognac, triple sec and sweet pineapple soda. 2019/06/10 Where:
Murder Inc., 36 Hanway Street London, W1T 1UP
Category: Bars

Murder Inc., 36 Hanway Street, London, W1T 1UP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonis

Murder Inc. opens in early June 2019.

From the trio of owner-bartenders behind The Cocktail Trading Company comes Murder Inc., a neon lit Fitzrovia bar which takes inspiration from the gangster noir of the 1940s and '50s. The decor and style of this 60-capacity bar by Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball is 'industrial New York meets mid-century glamour'. A sizeable bar takes pride of place in a room where oak paneling, woven cane and striking artworks stand out against dark brick walls lit up by red neon signs and industrial pendants. Drinks have the tongue-in-cheek sense of humour that Cocktail Trading Co. has become known for but a more refined style. Order Death In The Afternoon and you get an on-tap blend of Pernod Absinthe, agave-ginger sherbet and Moet Champagne. The Adonis is a mix of lillet blanc, hibiscus vermouth, wild strawberry, bitters and bubbles while Cannonball Collins combines rum, cognac, triple sec and sweet pineapple soda.
 
 
 

The Stratford

Opens June 2019

The Stratford Opens June 2019 The Stratford opens in June 2019. The Manhattan Loft Corporation, the firm which introduced loft living to the UK in 1992 and more recently gave the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel its remarkable makeover, is behind The Stratford, a stylish 150-room hotel which occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Manhattan Loft Gardens. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM who were also behind the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre. The mixed used development comes with three 'sky gardens', one on the 7th floor, a second on the 35th and a third on the 36th floor, ensuring that residents are never more than nine stories from an outdoor space. Sharing the use of communal spaces with residents of the 34 storey tower above, hotel guests have access to a swimming pool, spa facilities, daily yoga classes, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. Restaurant offerings include Allegra on the seventh floor from ex-Chiltern Firehouse chef Patrick Powell and the ground-floor brasserie from Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House. The Sunday Times Style Magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman", the legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation. GETTING THERE: The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links. 2019/06/13 Where:
The Stratford, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: New Hotels

The Stratford, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

The Stratford opens in June 2019.

The Manhattan Loft Corporation, the firm which introduced loft living to the UK in 1992 and more recently gave the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel its remarkable makeover, is behind The Stratford, a stylish 150-room hotel which occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Manhattan Loft Gardens. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM who were also behind the Burj Khalifa and One World Trade Centre. The mixed used development comes with three 'sky gardens', one on the 7th floor, a second on the 35th and a third on the 36th floor, ensuring that residents are never more than nine stories from an outdoor space. Sharing the use of communal spaces with residents of the 34 storey tower above, hotel guests have access to a swimming pool, spa facilities, daily yoga classes, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. Restaurant offerings include Allegra on the seventh floor from ex-Chiltern Firehouse chef Patrick Powell and the ground-floor brasserie from Ben Harrington, formerly of Soho House. The Sunday Times Style Magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman", the legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation.

GETTING THERE: The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links.
 
 
 
 

Fugitive Motel

Opens June 2019

Fugitive Motel Opens June 2019 Fugitive Motel opens at Bethnal Green Gardens in June 2019. Fugitive Motel co-founders, best friends David Burgess and Liam Tolan, share an obsession for craft beer and have channelled their love of the fermented drink into this craft bar and kitchen in Bethnal Green Gardens. Next to the railway arches (which promise to be the new Paradise Row when tenants take up residence from summer 2019), the bar specialises in craft beers - including low and no alcohol drinks - and takes its design influence from West Coast American motels from the '50s and '60s. An all-day cafe with co-working spaces, mornings start with coffee from local roaster partners Climpson & Sons, served alongside a selection of freshly baked pastries. Sourdough pizza is on the menu from noon until late and the drinks list extends to refined and natural wines, Aperol Spritz, Martini Prosecco and kombucha on tap. 2019/06/15 Where:
Fugitive Motel, 199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Gardens London, E2 0EL
Category: Bars

Fugitive Motel, 199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Gardens, London, E2 0EL

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

Fugitive Motel opens at Bethnal Green Gardens in June 2019.

Fugitive Motel co-founders, best friends David Burgess and Liam Tolan, share an obsession for craft beer and have channelled their love of the fermented drink into this craft bar and kitchen in Bethnal Green Gardens. Next to the railway arches (which promise to be the new Paradise Row when tenants take up residence from summer 2019), the bar specialises in craft beers - including low and no alcohol drinks - and takes its design influence from West Coast American motels from the '50s and '60s. An all-day cafe with co-working spaces, mornings start with coffee from local roaster partners Climpson & Sons, served alongside a selection of freshly baked pastries. Sourdough pizza is on the menu from noon until late and the drinks list extends to refined and natural wines, Aperol Spritz, Martini Prosecco and kombucha on tap.
 
 
 

Norma

Opens summer 2019

Norma Opens summer 2019 Norma is due to open in summer 2019. Mayfair hotel The Stafford London and its culinary director Ben Tish are behind this three-floor Fitzrovia restaurant which is inspired by the food and culture of Sicily. Norma puts particular emphasis on the Moorish influences found on the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Housed in a converted townhouse on Charlotte Street, the lower two floors are for eating in and the first floor houses a cocktail bar while the top floor a private dining space. A crudo bar at the entrance is dedicated to raw seafood, dressed in delicious olive oils and other flavourings. The main menu lists anti-pasti and pastas, larger grilled meat and fish dishes, all modern Sicilian-inspired dishes made using seasonal Italian and British produce. It's a style of cuisine in which Ben is well versed following his time with the Salt Yard group. Upstairs, in the private dining room, guests can order large family-style sharing dishes including whole fish and platters of seasonal vegetables. 2019/06/15 Where:
Norma, 8 Charlotte Street London, W1T 2LS
Category: Italian Cuisine

Norma, 8 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LS

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

Norma is due to open in summer 2019.

Mayfair hotel The Stafford London and its culinary director Ben Tish are behind this three-floor Fitzrovia restaurant which is inspired by the food and culture of Sicily. Norma puts particular emphasis on the Moorish influences found on the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Housed in a converted townhouse on Charlotte Street, the lower two floors are for eating in and the first floor houses a cocktail bar while the top floor a private dining space. A crudo bar at the entrance is dedicated to raw seafood, dressed in delicious olive oils and other flavourings. The main menu lists anti-pasti and pastas, larger grilled meat and fish dishes, all modern Sicilian-inspired dishes made using seasonal Italian and British produce. It's a style of cuisine in which Ben is well versed following his time with the Salt Yard group. Upstairs, in the private dining room, guests can order large family-style sharing dishes including whole fish and platters of seasonal vegetables.
 
 
 

Santa Nata

Opens June 2019

Santa Nata Opens June 2019 Santa Nata opens a second branch in June 2019. Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata, the custard tarts which Lisbon is famous for. T he second Santa Nata to launch in London, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, like a Lisbon local, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane. 2019/06/15 Where:
Santa Nata, 7 New Row London, WC2N 4LH
Category: Central European Cuisine

Santa Nata, 7 New Row, London, WC2N 4LH

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

Santa Nata opens a second branch in June 2019.

Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata, the custard tarts which Lisbon is famous for. T he second Santa Nata to launch in London, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, like a Lisbon local, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane.
 
 
 

Sette

Opens June 2019

Sette Opens June 2019 Sette opens in June 2019. Sette, named after the lucky number seven, is a New York style Italian restaurant within the Bulgari Hotel. Operated by the Scarpetta group, the stylish Knightsbridge restaurant is the sibling of the original in Manhattan which launched in NYC in 2008. Breads and homemade pastas are made in-house daily and main courses include halibut and veal tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana and glazed sweetbreads. The understated-yet-elegant look, created using natural and industrial materials, has been designed by Thomas Juul-Hanson, who is also responsible for the flagship Scarpetta NYC. Downstairs in the underground bar, Nolita Social, aperitifs and light bites, live music and DJs help create an intimate after hours hangout with '60s rock, '70s soul, and '90s hip-hop providing the soundtrack. 2019/06/15 Where:
Sette, Knightsbridge Green London, SW1X 7QL
Category: Italian Cuisine

Sette, Knightsbridge Green, London, SW1X 7QL

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

Sette opens in June 2019.

Sette, named after the lucky number seven, is a New York style Italian restaurant within the Bulgari Hotel. Operated by the Scarpetta group, the stylish Knightsbridge restaurant is the sibling of the original in Manhattan which launched in NYC in 2008. Breads and homemade pastas are made in-house daily and main courses include halibut and veal tenderloin with gnocchi alla romana and glazed sweetbreads. The understated-yet-elegant look, created using natural and industrial materials, has been designed by Thomas Juul-Hanson, who is also responsible for the flagship Scarpetta NYC. Downstairs in the underground bar, Nolita Social, aperitifs and light bites, live music and DJs help create an intimate after hours hangout with '60s rock, '70s soul, and '90s hip-hop providing the soundtrack.
 
 
 

Allegra

Opens June 2019

Allegra Opens June 2019 Allegra at Manhattan Loft Gardens opens in June 2019. Patrick Powell, former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse , who worked under Nuno Mendes for four years, heads up the kitchen at Allegra, the restaurant on level 7 of Manhattan Loft Gardens - Harry Handelsman's 42 storey skyscaper overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A ccessed via The Stratford hotel lobby, through a private lift, the restaurant is a comforting space of greens and greys with floor to ceiling windows and a stone Monteplier floor - designed by Space Copenhagen, the duo behind the legendary NOMA. Many of the restaurant's ingredients, used in dishes like suckling pig and heritage rib eye, are sourced from Full Circle Farm - Harry's own farm in Kent, its purchase showing his commitment to the farm-to-fork journey . Charcuterie comes from their in-house curing room and h erbs are grown on the roof terrace. The restaurant opens out onto a large garden under the triple-height, cedar cantilevered roof. Sit out on the terrace overlooking the London skyline and enjoy dishes cooked on the outdoor grill which acts as a large fireplace in the evenings. 2019/06/29 Where:
Allegra, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Allegra, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

Allegra at Manhattan Loft Gardens opens in June 2019.

Patrick Powell, former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse , who worked under Nuno Mendes for four years, heads up the kitchen at Allegra, the restaurant on level 7 of Manhattan Loft Gardens - Harry Handelsman's 42 storey skyscaper overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A ccessed via The Stratford hotel lobby, through a private lift, the restaurant is a comforting space of greens and greys with floor to ceiling windows and a stone Monteplier floor - designed by Space Copenhagen, the duo behind the legendary NOMA. Many of the restaurant's ingredients, used in dishes like suckling pig and heritage rib eye, are sourced from Full Circle Farm - Harry's own farm in Kent, its purchase showing his commitment to the farm-to-fork journey . Charcuterie comes from their in-house curing room and h erbs are grown on the roof terrace. The restaurant opens out onto a large garden under the triple-height, cedar cantilevered roof. Sit out on the terrace overlooking the London skyline and enjoy dishes cooked on the outdoor grill which acts as a large fireplace in the evenings.
 
 
 
 

The Standard, London

Opens tbc 2019

The Standard, London Opens tbc 2019 The Standard London hotel opens in 2019. Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 266 bedrooms, The Standard, London is the first hotel from the well known boutique chain outside America. The former council office block, originally built in the 1970s as an annexe to Camden Town Hall, sits directly opposite St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The whole building has been upgraded, overseen by Shawn Hausman Design, but the biggest change is to the top floors. An external lift whisks guests from the ground up to the 10th floor where there's a destination rooftop restaurant run by critically acclaimed chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias whose restaurants in Bristol - Casamia and Paco Tapas - are both Michelin starred. Adam Rawson is in charge of the ground floor restaurant which has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and sits alongside Double Standard, the ground floor bar which faces onto Euston Road. 2019/06/30 Where:
The Standard, London, Argyle Street London, WC1H 8EQ
Category: New Hotels

The Standard, London, Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EQ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

The Standard London hotel opens in 2019.

Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 266 bedrooms, The Standard, London is the first hotel from the well known boutique chain outside America. The former council office block, originally built in the 1970s as an annexe to Camden Town Hall, sits directly opposite St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. The whole building has been upgraded, overseen by Shawn Hausman Design, but the biggest change is to the top floors. An external lift whisks guests from the ground up to the 10th floor where there's a destination rooftop restaurant run by critically acclaimed chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias whose restaurants in Bristol - Casamia and Paco Tapas - are both Michelin starred. Adam Rawson is in charge of the ground floor restaurant which has both indoor and outdoor seating areas and sits alongside Double Standard, the ground floor bar which faces onto Euston Road.
 
 
 

Flor

Opens July 2019

Flor Opens July 2019 Flor opens in July 2019. Following on from the Michelin-starred, widely acclaimed Lyle's in Shoreditch, chef James Lowe and business partner John Ogier have turned their attention to Borough with the opening of Flor just outside of Borough Market. Taking inspiration from the buvettes of Paris and the pintxos bars in San Sabastian, the all-day venue is a wine bar, bakery and restaurant in one. Sourdough bread and viennoiserie are at the heart of the menu, which focuses on produce and provenance, with baked goods in the morning, sandwiches at lunch and flatbreads at dinner. All the bread and baked goods are made in-house using British wheat that's milled at its renowned east London sister restaurant. In-keeping with the laid-back ethos, the wine list is approachable and, like the food, all come from agriculturally responsible locations. 2019/07/01 Where:
Flor, 1 Bedale Street London, SE1 9AL
Category: British Cuisine

Flor, 1 Bedale Street, London, SE1 9AL

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke Hayes

Flor opens in July 2019.

Following on from the Michelin-starred, widely acclaimed Lyle's in Shoreditch, chef James Lowe and business partner John Ogier have turned their attention to Borough with the opening of Flor just outside of Borough Market. Taking inspiration from the buvettes of Paris and the pintxos bars in San Sabastian, the all-day venue is a wine bar, bakery and restaurant in one. Sourdough bread and viennoiserie are at the heart of the menu, which focuses on produce and provenance, with baked goods in the morning, sandwiches at lunch and flatbreads at dinner. All the bread and baked goods are made in-house using British wheat that's milled at its renowned east London sister restaurant. In-keeping with the laid-back ethos, the wine list is approachable and, like the food, all come from agriculturally responsible locations.
 
 
 

Great Scotland Yard Hotel

Opens summer 2019

Great Scotland Yard Hotel Opens summer 2019 Great Scotland Yard Hotel opens in summer 2019. The original Scotland Yard, home to the police HQ from 1829 until 1890, has been transformed into a luxury hotel where the most expensive rooms cost £10,000 a night. Behind the red brick Edwardian facade lies a 236 room, £110 million hotel. Luxury design touches reference the building's police and military past - note the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork. The grand seven-storey building was used during investigations into Jack The Ripper and, most recently, by the Ministry of Defence but has also featured in 'Atonement', the 2007 film starring Keira Knightley. London developer Galliard Group worked with EPR Architects to create a sensitive conversion, adding new attic storeys and maintaining the attractions of the original building. Hand crafted marble, stone, wood, leathers and crystal - the glass sculpture in the main cocktail bar by LASVIT is particularly eye catching - create a sense of opulence and luxury befitting one of the capital's most expensive hotels. 2019/07/01 Where:
Great Scotland Yard Hotel, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard London, SW1A 2HW
Category: New Hotels

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

Tube: Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

Great Scotland Yard Hotel opens in summer 2019.

The original Scotland Yard, home to the police HQ from 1829 until 1890, has been transformed into a luxury hotel where the most expensive rooms cost £10,000 a night. Behind the red brick Edwardian facade lies a 236 room, £110 million hotel. Luxury design touches reference the building's police and military past - note the use of shields, emblems and historic details etched into glass and metalwork. The grand seven-storey building was used during investigations into Jack The Ripper and, most recently, by the Ministry of Defence but has also featured in 'Atonement', the 2007 film starring Keira Knightley. London developer Galliard Group worked with EPR Architects to create a sensitive conversion, adding new attic storeys and maintaining the attractions of the original building. Hand crafted marble, stone, wood, leathers and crystal - the glass sculpture in the main cocktail bar by LASVIT is particularly eye catching - create a sense of opulence and luxury befitting one of the capital's most expensive hotels.
 
 
 

The Cartoon Museum

Opens 1st July 2019

The Cartoon Museum Opens 1st July 2019 The Cartoon Museum opens at its new home on 1st July 2019. Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, the museum found a new home in 2019, moving to Wells Street in Fitzrovia. Following a £1 million re-fit, the venue now has two main gallery areas, a Clore Learning Studio and a destination shop. The playful interiors feature cartoony smashed windows, desks with feet, tiger-striped flooring and a stairwell decorated with icons from over a century of cartoon characters. The displays themselves have also been reinvigorated with space for a permanent collection and regularly changing exhibitions displaying works by more than 300 artists. Visitors can see everything from Hogarth prints to Gerald Scarfe's illustrations as well as more than a century's worth of British comics with original artwork from The Dandy, The Beezer, Judy and Watchmen. The place is positively brimming with cartoons, caricatures and comics, guaranteed to keep you sniggering throughout your visit. 2019/07/01 Where:
The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street London, W1A 3AE
Category: Museums

The Cartoon Museum, 63 Wells Street, London, W1A 3AE

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Holborn Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

The Cartoon Museum opens at its new home on 1st July 2019.

Combining art with humour, The Cartoon Museum is a museum-cum-gallery with a refreshingly vibrant personality. After 13 years on Little Russell Street in Bloomsbury, the museum found a new home in 2019, moving to Wells Street in Fitzrovia. Following a £1 million re-fit, the venue now has two main gallery areas, a Clore Learning Studio and a destination shop. The playful interiors feature cartoony smashed windows, desks with feet, tiger-striped flooring and a stairwell decorated with icons from over a century of cartoon characters. The displays themselves have also been reinvigorated with space for a permanent collection and regularly changing exhibitions displaying works by more than 300 artists. Visitors can see everything from Hogarth prints to Gerald Scarfe's illustrations as well as more than a century's worth of British comics with original artwork from The Dandy, The Beezer, Judy and Watchmen. The place is positively brimming with cartoons, caricatures and comics, guaranteed to keep you sniggering throughout your visit.
 
 
 

The Biltmore, Mayfair

Opens 1st August 2019

The Biltmore, Mayfair Opens 1st August 2019 The Biltmore is expected to open on 1st August 2019. The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in 2019 as The Biltmore, the first European property from Hilton's LXR brand. The 50 million pound renovation project has been overseen by designers Goddard Littlefair, who previously worked on the Gleneagles Hotel and Hans' Bar & Grill in 11 Cadogan Gardens, creating a luxury hotel with a 308 rooms including 57 suites, many with views over Grosvenor Square. Luxury is the guiding principle for this hotel close to Bond Street with culinary concepts headed by internationally renowned chefs. The hotel also has an impressive 500 square metre ballroom, with capacity for up to 700 guests, as well as an all-year round alfresco terrace, an exclusive cocktail bar and a large gymtech fitness suite. 2019/08/01 Where:
The Biltmore, Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square London, W1K 2HP
Category: New Hotels

The Biltmore, Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 2HP

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

The Biltmore is expected to open on 1st August 2019.

The Millennium Hotel in Mayfair, closed in July 2018, reopens in 2019 as The Biltmore, the first European property from Hilton's LXR brand. The 50 million pound renovation project has been overseen by designers Goddard Littlefair, who previously worked on the Gleneagles Hotel and Hans' Bar & Grill in 11 Cadogan Gardens, creating a luxury hotel with a 308 rooms including 57 suites, many with views over Grosvenor Square. Luxury is the guiding principle for this hotel close to Bond Street with culinary concepts headed by internationally renowned chefs. The hotel also has an impressive 500 square metre ballroom, with capacity for up to 700 guests, as well as an all-year round alfresco terrace, an exclusive cocktail bar and a large gymtech fitness suite.
 
 
 
 

Wild by Tart

Opens July / August 2019

Wild by Tart Opens July / August 2019 Wild by Tart Juice Bar and Apothecary opened January 2019 | Restaurant opens in July / August 2019. From Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, who together are the founders of Tart London, comes this beautiful restaurant, photography studio and homewares store in Eccleston Yards, Victoria. Combining the talents of Carr-Ellison, a photographer, and Jones, a model when the two first met, Wild by Tart is a restaurant, bar, creative and event space - a stunning venue for one-off events like their Christmas Fair and yoga classes, press launches and awards ceremonies. The space works both as a photography studio and a venue for weekly public facing events while the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Street food bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches are just two of the choices on the menu. At the bar, cocktails, fresh juices, smoothies, good quality wines, local beers and ciders will quench your thirst. In the shop are homeware and kitchen essentials, statement pieces and clothes, designed by Jemima and Lucy. 2019/08/01 Where:
Wild by Tart, 3-4 Eccleston Yards London, SW1W 9AZ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Wild by Tart, 3-4 Eccleston Yards, London, SW1W 9AZ

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

Wild by Tart Juice Bar and Apothecary opened January 2019 | Restaurant opens in July / August 2019.

From Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones, who together are the founders of Tart London, comes this beautiful restaurant, photography studio and homewares store in Eccleston Yards, Victoria. Combining the talents of Carr-Ellison, a photographer, and Jones, a model when the two first met, Wild by Tart is a restaurant, bar, creative and event space - a stunning venue for one-off events like their Christmas Fair and yoga classes, press launches and awards ceremonies. The space works both as a photography studio and a venue for weekly public facing events while the restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Street food bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches are just two of the choices on the menu. At the bar, cocktails, fresh juices, smoothies, good quality wines, local beers and ciders will quench your thirst. In the shop are homeware and kitchen essentials, statement pieces and clothes, designed by Jemima and Lucy.
 
 
 

nhow London City Road

Opens August 2019

nhow London City Road Opens August 2019 The NH Hotel Group opens its first nhow hotel in London in August 2019. British icons from the Royal Family to the London underground give the nhow hotel its distinctive look and feel. This modern 190-room four star hotel, part of the 250 City Road development, is the first UK venture from the brand, joining sister hotels in Berlin, Rotterdam, Milan and Marseille. London-based Project Orange is responsible for the interior design of nhow London which puts a Big Ben rocket sculpture in the lobby and has tables featuring cockney rhyming slang and oversized gold bell lights, a reminder of the city's famous church bells. In the rooms, colourful textures and contemporary art create are best described as punk meets high tech, with graffiti alongside unconventional images of past monarchs. The eight-floor hotel also houses a restaurant called The Bell - a reinvention of the British pub - a bar, gym and three meeting rooms. 2019/08/15 Where:
nhow London City Road, 250 City Road London, EC1V 2QQ
Category: New Hotels

nhow London City Road, 250 City Road, London, EC1V 2QQ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

The NH Hotel Group opens its first nhow hotel in London in August 2019.

British icons from the Royal Family to the London underground give the nhow hotel its distinctive look and feel. This modern 190-room four star hotel, part of the 250 City Road development, is the first UK venture from the brand, joining sister hotels in Berlin, Rotterdam, Milan and Marseille. London-based Project Orange is responsible for the interior design of nhow London which puts a Big Ben rocket sculpture in the lobby and has tables featuring cockney rhyming slang and oversized gold bell lights, a reminder of the city's famous church bells. In the rooms, colourful textures and contemporary art create are best described as punk meets high tech, with graffiti alongside unconventional images of past monarchs. The eight-floor hotel also houses a restaurant called The Bell - a reinvention of the British pub - a bar, gym and three meeting rooms.
 
 
 

Fotografiska London

Opens autumn 2019

Fotografiska London Opens autumn 2019 Fotografiska London opens in autumn 2019. Showing up to seven exhibitions at one time, all of which are accessible with one entry ticket, Fotografiska London follows the successful model of its sister gallery in Stockholm, which has become one of the city's top visitor attractions since opening in 2010 . The 89,000 square foot gallery in Whitechapel, London's largest permanent dedicated photography gallery, presents major solo exhibitions of work by the world's greatest photographers, social projects and commissions by new talent. Past exhibitions in Stockholm include David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Bill Brandt and Helmut Newton. Giving new perspectives on people living on the margins of society, Refugee Phones looked at the isolation of child refugees in Europe. The gallery also includes two top-level restaurants, a café and bar plus a large-scale conference space with in-house cinema. The shop stocks everything from limited-edition coffee-table books to the latest photographic gadgets. 2019/09/15 Where:
Fotografiska London, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street London, E1 8DX
Category: Art Galleries

Fotografiska London, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8DX

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

Fotografiska London opens in autumn 2019.

Showing up to seven exhibitions at one time, all of which are accessible with one entry ticket, Fotografiska London follows the successful model of its sister gallery in Stockholm, which has become one of the city's top visitor attractions since opening in 2010 . The 89,000 square foot gallery in Whitechapel, London's largest permanent dedicated photography gallery, presents major solo exhibitions of work by the world's greatest photographers, social projects and commissions by new talent. Past exhibitions in Stockholm include David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Bill Brandt and Helmut Newton. Giving new perspectives on people living on the margins of society, Refugee Phones looked at the isolation of child refugees in Europe. The gallery also includes two top-level restaurants, a café and bar plus a large-scale conference space with in-house cinema. The shop stocks everything from limited-edition coffee-table books to the latest photographic gadgets.
 
 
 

Magazine London

Opens September 2019

Magazine London Opens September 2019 Magazine London opens in September 2019. A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf , Magazine London is a sleek, modern blank canvas, a warehouse style space that's perfect for hosting anything from concerts and parties to conferences, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and dinners. In the heart of North Greenwich, next to Alex Chinneck's upside down pylon, A Bullet from a Shooting Star, the site includes enough space for 3,000 people inside and The Showground, an outdoor space can cater for up to 7,000 - making it perfect for summer parties, large installations, car shows, corporate away days and any event which requires a big fireworks finale. Vibration Group , the team behind the project, has 20 years of experience in the field and offers bespoke event design, set build, decor and production services while the award-winning Moving Venue serves as catering partner. 2019/09/15 Where:
Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula London, SE10 0QE
Category:

Magazine London, Greenwich Peninsula, London, SE10 0QE

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

Magazine London opens in September 2019.

A vast event space next to the Thames and overlooking Canary Wharf , Magazine London is a sleek, modern blank canvas, a warehouse style space that's perfect for hosting anything from concerts and parties to conferences, exhibitions, product launches, award ceremonies and dinners. In the heart of North Greenwich, next to Alex Chinneck's upside down pylon, A Bullet from a Shooting Star, the site includes enough space for 3,000 people inside and The Showground, an outdoor space can cater for up to 7,000 - making it perfect for summer parties, large installations, car shows, corporate away days and any event which requires a big fireworks finale. Vibration Group , the team behind the project, has 20 years of experience in the field and offers bespoke event design, set build, decor and production services while the award-winning Moving Venue serves as catering partner.
 
 
 

Boulevard Theatre

Opens autumn 2019

Boulevard Theatre Opens autumn 2019 Boulevard Theatre opens in autumn 2019. Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 , revives the burlesque and striptease bar as a respectable theatre. Under artistic director Rachel Edwards (director of Sweeney Todd and Founder of Tooting Arts Club), the 165 seat venue presents its own in-house theatre productions together with a late night programme of live music, comedy, spoken word, cabaret and films. Featuring a revolving theatre and cutting-edge VR technology, the innovative space has all the mod cons and the theatre's in-house bar and restaurant is accessed via a two-floor glass bridge. The opening season begins in late 2019. 2019/11/01 Where:
Boulevard Theatre, Walker's Court London, W1F 0BS
Category: Theatres

Boulevard Theatre, Walker's Court, London, W1F 0BS

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

Boulevard Theatre opens in autumn 2019.

Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 , revives the burlesque and striptease bar as a respectable theatre. Under artistic director Rachel Edwards (director of Sweeney Todd and Founder of Tooting Arts Club), the 165 seat venue presents its own in-house theatre productions together with a late night programme of live music, comedy, spoken word, cabaret and films. Featuring a revolving theatre and cutting-edge VR technology, the innovative space has all the mod cons and the theatre's in-house bar and restaurant is accessed via a two-floor glass bridge. The opening season begins in late 2019.
 
 
 
 

The Prince Akatoki

Opens in 2019

The Prince Akatoki Opens in 2019 The Prince Akatoki opens in 2019. A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's leading hotel and leisure companies - The Prince Akatoki will arrive in London in 2019. Taking over The Arch London in Marylebone, the new five-star luxury property will be the first hotel from the new brand and will 'reflect the visual elements synonymous with Japan and the signature experiences that are unique to Japanese hospitality'. There will also be a strong focus on mindfulness, service, tranquillity and aesthetic. 2019/11/01 Where:
The Prince Akatoki, 50 Great Cumberland Place London, W1H 7FD
Category: New Hotels

The Prince Akatoki, 50 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7FD

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

The Prince Akatoki opens in 2019.

A new combined brand from StayWell and The Prince Hotels Inc - one of Japan's leading hotel and leisure companies - The Prince Akatoki will arrive in London in 2019. Taking over The Arch London in Marylebone, the new five-star luxury property will be the first hotel from the new brand and will 'reflect the visual elements synonymous with Japan and the signature experiences that are unique to Japanese hospitality'. There will also be a strong focus on mindfulness, service, tranquillity and aesthetic.
 
 
 

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch

Opens December 2019

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch Opens December 2019 Mama Shelter London Shoreditch opens in December 2019. 2019/12/15 Where:
Mama Shelter London Shoreditch, 419-437 Hackney Road London, E2 8PP
Category: New Hotels

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch, 419-437 Hackney Road, London, E2 8PP

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch opens in December 2019.

 
 
 

Royal Wharf Pier

Opens late 2019

Royal Wharf Pier Opens late 2019 Royal Wharf Pier is expected to open to the public in late 2019. Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier is both a functional and leisure facility. The floating gangway and pontoon is a stop off point for the MBNA Thames Clippers while the floating viewing platform provides a peaceful space for people to linger, relax and admire the unique views up and down the Thames. You can see the Millennium Park, Thames Barrier and Canary Wharf from here. Its strikingly modern design is by London-based architects Nex who have used integrated seating, a sheltered waiting area and durable marine grade timber to create a metal shelter, providing warmth and protection from the elements. The pier links the Royal Wharf development - a neighbourhood of 3,385 riverside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, part of the £3.5bn Royal Docks regeneration - with The O2, Canary Wharf and as far west as Putney via Battersea. 2019/12/15 Where:
Royal Wharf Pier, Royal Wharf London, E16 2SB
Category:

Royal Wharf Pier, Royal Wharf, London, E16 2SB

Tube: North Greenwich Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects

Royal Wharf Pier is expected to open to the public in late 2019.

Jutting out into the Thames like the British seaside piers of old, Royal Wharf Pier is both a functional and leisure facility. The floating gangway and pontoon is a stop off point for the MBNA Thames Clippers while the floating viewing platform provides a peaceful space for people to linger, relax and admire the unique views up and down the Thames. You can see the Millennium Park, Thames Barrier and Canary Wharf from here. Its strikingly modern design is by London-based architects Nex who have used integrated seating, a sheltered waiting area and durable marine grade timber to create a metal shelter, providing warmth and protection from the elements. The pier links the Royal Wharf development - a neighbourhood of 3,385 riverside homes, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, part of the £3.5bn Royal Docks regeneration - with The O2, Canary Wharf and as far west as Putney via Battersea.
 
 
 

Baba G's

Opened 24th May 2019

Baba G's Opened 24th May 2019 Bringing their mouth-watering Indian food off the screen and onto London's restaurant scene, Baba G's - winners of BBC's My Million Pound Menu - opened their first permanent bricks and mortar site in 2019. Having traded at London's street food markets for more than a decade, Alec Owen and Liz Selway have built up a firm fan base, and the new Baba G's, so called after a meeting Alec had with a holy man - or Baba - on a mountain in India, brings together classics from their decade of trading with more refined options inspired by their time on My Million Pound Menu. Diners can tuck into dishes such as chicken tikka nuggets, bhangra burgers, raan lamb and achaar croquettes, and spiralized celeriac bhajis, all served in a stripped-back, casual setting with exposed brickwork, industrial lighting and Baba G's signature pink neon accents. 2019/05/24 Where:
Baba G's, 726-727 Camden Market's North Yard London, NW1 8AH
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Baba G's, 726-727 Camden Market's North Yard, London, NW1 8AH

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects
Bringing their mouth-watering Indian food off the screen and onto London's restaurant scene, Baba G's - winners of BBC's My Million Pound Menu - opened their first permanent bricks and mortar site in 2019. Having traded at London's street food markets for more than a decade, Alec Owen and Liz Selway have built up a firm fan base, and the new Baba G's, so called after a meeting Alec had with a holy man - or Baba - on a mountain in India, brings together classics from their decade of trading with more refined options inspired by their time on My Million Pound Menu. Diners can tuck into dishes such as chicken tikka nuggets, bhangra burgers, raan lamb and achaar croquettes, and spiralized celeriac bhajis, all served in a stripped-back, casual setting with exposed brickwork, industrial lighting and Baba G's signature pink neon accents.
 
 
 

Rockwell

Opened 24th May 2019

Rockwell Opened 24th May 2019 This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a bygone era. Walls are clad with exotic murals while ferns and large Longifolia Cabana trees create a tropical retreat. The bar area, designed by BradyWillams, opens up to banquettes upholstered in luxurious fabrics, looking like a return to 17th century London when exotic fauna and travelling menageries came to the city. Heading up the bar is Marco Ercolano, previously at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and Mr Fogg's, whose cocktails mix white port with Champagne and watermelon. Others put the focus on English sparkling wine while mocktails source ingredients from below the streets of Clapham, from Growing Underground. Select light bites from the bar menu and choose from marinated chicken skewers and ceviche tacos as well as Welsh lamb and brioche sliders. For a full-on meal, the hotel's restaurant, The Trafalgar Dining Rooms, is a smart-casual affair with blue walls but for the a close encounter with Nelson on his column it's hard to beat The Rooftop bar. 2019/05/24 Where:
Rockwell, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square London, SW1A 2TS
Category: Bars

Rockwell, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, SW1A 2TS

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects
This bar is all about location, location, location. Overlooking Trafalgar Square, the Rockwell bar within the Trafalgar St. James hotel is a lush affair from a bygone era. Walls are clad with exotic murals while ferns and large Longifolia Cabana trees create a tropical retreat. The bar area, designed by BradyWillams, opens up to banquettes upholstered in luxurious fabrics, looking like a return to 17th century London when exotic fauna and travelling menageries came to the city. Heading up the bar is Marco Ercolano, previously at The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz and Mr Fogg's, whose cocktails mix white port with Champagne and watermelon. Others put the focus on English sparkling wine while mocktails source ingredients from below the streets of Clapham, from Growing Underground. Select light bites from the bar menu and choose from marinated chicken skewers and ceviche tacos as well as Welsh lamb and brioche sliders. For a full-on meal, the hotel's restaurant, The Trafalgar Dining Rooms, is a smart-casual affair with blue walls but for the a close encounter with Nelson on his column it's hard to beat The Rooftop bar.
 
 
 
 

Les Platanes

Opened 20th May 2019

Les Platanes Opened 20th May 2019 The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, give Les Platanes its name. The decor, like the food, at this convivial restaurant is inspired by classic French bistros. Cream walls and accents of teal are off set by oak wood flooring while recreations of well known nineteenth and twentieth century art hang on the walls. Heading up the kitchen is Thierry Laborde who has worked at Le Gavroche, Restaurant Le Louis XV, L'Oranger and who opened Chabrot Bistrot d'Amis in 2011. With dishes like warm lobster salad, Cornish turbot and roast chicken from Gascony he reinvents the classics of Southern French cuisine. Wines, from a list which extends to over 130 bins, originate from Bordeaux, Provence and Languedoc and some are available by the carafe. Come for lunch and you can enjoy a carafe with the menu du jour and a coffee to finish. 2019/05/20 Where:
Les Platanes, 26-28 Bruton Place London, W1J 6NG
Category: French Cuisine

Les Platanes, 26-28 Bruton Place, London, W1J 6NG

Tube: Bond Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects
The plane trees that line the lanes of Provence, as well as nearby Berkeley Square, give Les Platanes its name. The decor, like the food, at this convivial restaurant is inspired by classic French bistros. Cream walls and accents of teal are off set by oak wood flooring while recreations of well known nineteenth and twentieth century art hang on the walls. Heading up the kitchen is Thierry Laborde who has worked at Le Gavroche, Restaurant Le Louis XV, L'Oranger and who opened Chabrot Bistrot d'Amis in 2011. With dishes like warm lobster salad, Cornish turbot and roast chicken from Gascony he reinvents the classics of Southern French cuisine. Wines, from a list which extends to over 130 bins, originate from Bordeaux, Provence and Languedoc and some are available by the carafe. Come for lunch and you can enjoy a carafe with the menu du jour and a coffee to finish.
 
 
 

Santa Nata

Opened May 2019

Santa Nata Opened May 2019 Doing one thing and doing it well, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata - the cute custard tarts famously found in Portugal. Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, Lisbon style, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane. 2019/05/20 Where:
Santa Nata, 17 Russell Street London, WC2B 5HP
Category: Central European Cuisine

Santa Nata, 17 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HP

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architects
Doing one thing and doing it well, Santa Nata specialises in Pastel de Nata - the cute custard tarts famously found in Portugal. Owned by the second generation of a Portuguese family of bakers, the cafe sells sweet custard tarts - made to a recipe that's a closely guarded secret. The flaky tarts - which you can see being made when you peer in the shop's tall glass windows - are best enjoyed, Lisbon style, with coffee, port or ginjinha, a traditional sour cherry liqueur. Fresh, warm tarts are available to eat-in or take-away - just listen out for the bell signalling a fresh batch has come out of the oven. There are two Santa Nata stores in Covent Garden - one on Russell Street overlooking the piazza and the other a five minute walk away on New Row near St Martin's Lane.
 
 
 

Maremma

Opened May 2019

Maremma Opened May 2019 Housed in the former Montego Inn, on the corner of Brixton Water Lane, Maremma is the debut neighbourhood Tuscan restaurant from Alice Staple and Dickie Bielenberg. Long-standing private chef Alice has a life-long love of Italian cooking which has helped craft the menu which, in true Italian style, is divided into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci. Tuscan classics like wild boar prosciutto and spinach and arancini are served with cocktails Wednesday to Saturday to toast aperitivo hour from 5.30pm. Dickie, a Brixton resident for almost fifty years, and Alice split their time between south London and his home in Campiglia Marittima, in the Maremma - an unspoilt coastal region of southern Tuscany famed for its salumi, seafood, olive groves and vineyards. Wine comes from small producers, all available for the first time in the UK. The interior incorporates the colours of Maremma - the cypress, pine and poplar trees, the olive groves, the terracotta Etruscan hilltop towns and the blue Tyrrhenian sea. A bit of the Maremma brought to Brixton. 2019/05/15 Where:
Maremma, 36 Brixton Water Lane London, SW2 1PE
Category: Italian Cuisine

Maremma, 36 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PE

Tube: Brixton Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographer
Housed in the former Montego Inn, on the corner of Brixton Water Lane, Maremma is the debut neighbourhood Tuscan restaurant from Alice Staple and Dickie Bielenberg. Long-standing private chef Alice has a life-long love of Italian cooking which has helped craft the menu which, in true Italian style, is divided into antipasti, primi, secondi and dolci. Tuscan classics like wild boar prosciutto and spinach and arancini are served with cocktails Wednesday to Saturday to toast aperitivo hour from 5.30pm. Dickie, a Brixton resident for almost fifty years, and Alice split their time between south London and his home in Campiglia Marittima, in the Maremma - an unspoilt coastal region of southern Tuscany famed for its salumi, seafood, olive groves and vineyards. Wine comes from small producers, all available for the first time in the UK. The interior incorporates the colours of Maremma - the cypress, pine and poplar trees, the olive groves, the terracotta Etruscan hilltop towns and the blue Tyrrhenian sea. A bit of the Maremma brought to Brixton.
 
 
 

Yiu Fat Noodle

Opened spring 2019

Yiu Fat Noodle Opened spring 2019 Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, Chicama, Pachamama East, and Happy End Bar in Moscow. At this Chinatown restaurant, owner Iska Narzi turns his attention to Chinese cuisine, using British ingredients and Western techniques. Interiors feature colourful plastic topped tables and chairs, Aplomb concrete pendant lights, industrial fans and visible cabling. The site, adjacent to Newport Court and Newport Place, has a serving hatch facing onto the pedestrianised part of Central Cross, landlord Shaftesbury's £15 million, 48,000 square foot mixed-use development which includes Sichuan restaurant JinLi, noodle and dumpling restaurant Modern Shanghai, Danish bakery Ole & Steen and cyber cafe Wanyoo Cafe. 2019/05/15 Where:
Yiu Fat Noodle, 13 Newport Place London, WC2H 7JS
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Yiu Fat Noodle, 13 Newport Place, London, WC2H 7JS

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographer
Yiu Fat Noodle is the latest restaurant from the group behind Peruvian-inspired London restaurants Pachamama, Chicama, Pachamama East, and Happy End Bar in Moscow. At this Chinatown restaurant, owner Iska Narzi turns his attention to Chinese cuisine, using British ingredients and Western techniques. Interiors feature colourful plastic topped tables and chairs, Aplomb concrete pendant lights, industrial fans and visible cabling. The site, adjacent to Newport Court and Newport Place, has a serving hatch facing onto the pedestrianised part of Central Cross, landlord Shaftesbury's £15 million, 48,000 square foot mixed-use development which includes Sichuan restaurant JinLi, noodle and dumpling restaurant Modern Shanghai, Danish bakery Ole & Steen and cyber cafe Wanyoo Cafe.
 
 
 

Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens

Opened 13th May 2019

Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens Opened 13th May 2019 Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, the Pavilion Bar and Grill at Kew is ideal for year-round al fresco dining, perfect for a break from exploring the beautiful botanic gardens. Cooked on an open charcoal grill, dishes at the restaurant include BBQ and orange pork belly ribs, whole bream, a fire-roasted halloumi and vegetable stack, and spatchcock chicken. These are whipped up in front of you on the open charcoal Josper Grill. Best of all, the restaurant, which has room for over 300 visitors, has a large and beautiful outdoor area where ornamental vines have been incorporated into the leafy terrace. Inside, the design is themed around natural materials with muted tones creating a contemporary feel and relaxed atmosphere. With dishes made using herbs from Kew, the menu includes treats for children like mac and cheese, Josper BBQ chicken wings and a family platter for sharing. 2019/05/13 Where:
Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens London, TW9 2AA
Category:

Pavilion Bar and Grill: Kew Gardens, Kew Gardens, London, TW9 2AA

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographer
Close to Temperate House and the Great Pagoda, the Pavilion Bar and Grill at Kew is ideal for year-round al fresco dining, perfect for a break from exploring the beautiful botanic gardens. Cooked on an open charcoal grill, dishes at the restaurant include BBQ and orange pork belly ribs, whole bream, a fire-roasted halloumi and vegetable stack, and spatchcock chicken. These are whipped up in front of you on the open charcoal Josper Grill. Best of all, the restaurant, which has room for over 300 visitors, has a large and beautiful outdoor area where ornamental vines have been incorporated into the leafy terrace. Inside, the design is themed around natural materials with muted tones creating a contemporary feel and relaxed atmosphere. With dishes made using herbs from Kew, the menu includes treats for children like mac and cheese, Josper BBQ chicken wings and a family platter for sharing.
 
 
 
 

The Mantl

Opened 13th May 2019

The Mantl Opened 13th May 2019 Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road from mid morning until close to midnight. Glazed figs, smoked sheep yoghurt, oak cured beef and homemade zucchini is on the menu to ease you in to the main course - the stars of the show from the mantl grill. Cooked on an open grill and hot coals, chicken and lamb shish and adana kebabs are among the main courses which include feraye - an authentic Turkish dish - served with freshly chopped salad. Leave room for the sweet-toothed treats like tahini souffle served with mastika ice cream or buffalo milk rice pudding. The 74-cover restaurant has pavement seating outside and serves cocktails - look out for the Ottoman Slap, made with Raki, lemon, cucumber and thyme - as well as wines by the glass. 2019/05/13 Where:
The Mantl, 142 Brompton Road London, SW3 1HY
Category: Turkish Cuisine

The Mantl, 142 Brompton Road, London, SW3 1HY

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food Photographer
Open from 11.30am 'til 11.30pm, The Mantl brings a taste of Turkey to Brompton Road from mid morning until close to midnight. Glazed figs, smoked sheep yoghurt, oak cured beef and homemade zucchini is on the menu to ease you in to the main course - the stars of the show from the mantl grill. Cooked on an open grill and hot coals, chicken and lamb shish and adana kebabs are among the main courses which include feraye - an authentic Turkish dish - served with freshly chopped salad. Leave room for the sweet-toothed treats like tahini souffle served with mastika ice cream or buffalo milk rice pudding. The 74-cover restaurant has pavement seating outside and serves cocktails - look out for the Ottoman Slap, made with Raki, lemon, cucumber and thyme - as well as wines by the glass.
 
 
 

Parrillan

Opened 10th May 2019

Parrillan Opened 10th May 2019 Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan. The partially covered 100-seat restaurant bar and grill is run by the nearby Barrafina, with a menu by Executive Chef, Angel Zapata Martin. For the parrilla, they give you with your own mini charcoal grills, or parrillas, so you can cook meat, fish and vegetables at your table. Ahead of the main grilling course there's DIY to be done, too, in the Pan con Tomate where you assemble your own pan con tomate with toasted sourdough, rubbing it with garlic to your taste. Other snacks include salmorejo, escalivada, Cantabrian anchovies, Presa Iberica and the Barrafina favourite, banderillas - soft-boiled quail's egg wrapped with an anchovy. 2019/05/10 Where:
Parrillan, Coal Drops Yard London, N1C 4AB
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Parrillan, Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4AB

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg Funnell
Outdoor dining doesn't come much better than sitting out on the terrace at Parrillan. The partially covered 100-seat restaurant bar and grill is run by the nearby Barrafina, with a menu by Executive Chef, Angel Zapata Martin. For the parrilla, they give you with your own mini charcoal grills, or parrillas, so you can cook meat, fish and vegetables at your table. Ahead of the main grilling course there's DIY to be done, too, in the Pan con Tomate where you assemble your own pan con tomate with toasted sourdough, rubbing it with garlic to your taste. Other snacks include salmorejo, escalivada, Cantabrian anchovies, Presa Iberica and the Barrafina favourite, banderillas - soft-boiled quail's egg wrapped with an anchovy.
 
 
 

Top Of The Pop

Opened 10th May 2019

Top Of The Pop Opened 10th May 2019 Located upstairs at Poptata, the street fries specialists in Tooting Market , sister bar Top Of The Pop is an all-day hangout offering playful cocktails, craft beers and wines that go oh-so-well with those fried potato chips. Here the cocktails come on tap. Turn on for free flowing mixed drinks like espresso martinis and Aperol spritz or enjoy signature cocktails with botanical twists on classic cocktails. Select drinks come wheeled to your table on a gin and tonic trolley. On the large mezzanine floor of Poptata's Tooting site, industrial style pink beams and geometric patterned tiles create an interior with an urban feel enhanced by vibrant splashes of colour. Copper finish stools surround the central bar and high tables around it and there's an assortment of intimate seated tables as well as communal benches for larger groups while a wall of foliage makes an Instagram-worthy backdrop to the whole bar. 2019/05/10 Where:
Top Of The Pop, 20 Totterdown Street, Upstairs at Poptata, Unit 4 Ground floor Market London, SW17 8TA
Category: Bars

Top Of The Pop, 20 Totterdown Street, Upstairs at Poptata, Unit 4 Ground floor Market , London, SW17 8TA

Tube: Tooting Broadway Station

 
 
Located upstairs at Poptata, the street fries specialists in Tooting Market , sister bar Top Of The Pop is an all-day hangout offering playful cocktails, craft beers and wines that go oh-so-well with those fried potato chips. Here the cocktails come on tap. Turn on for free flowing mixed drinks like espresso martinis and Aperol spritz or enjoy signature cocktails with botanical twists on classic cocktails. Select drinks come wheeled to your table on a gin and tonic trolley. On the large mezzanine floor of Poptata's Tooting site, industrial style pink beams and geometric patterned tiles create an interior with an urban feel enhanced by vibrant splashes of colour. Copper finish stools surround the central bar and high tables around it and there's an assortment of intimate seated tables as well as communal benches for larger groups while a wall of foliage makes an Instagram-worthy backdrop to the whole bar.
 
 
 

AllBright Mayfair

Opened 9th May 2019

AllBright Mayfair Opened 9th May 2019 Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who famously said "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women", the AllBright Mayfair is a private members club for women. As well as a European brasserie-style restaurant and bar - with a menu overseen by Sabrina Gidda, star of BBC's Great British Menu - the five floor club includes an entire floor dedicated to wellness with a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a co-working space with an in-house career coach and two large roof terraces with views over the Mayfair rooftops. Founded by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow OBE and former CEO of Hearst UK, Anna Jones, the club's stated aim is "to help women build the skills, confidence and connections they need to super-charge their careers and businesses". Special events range from film screenings and comedy nights to professional development workshops and self-care seminars. 2019/05/09 Where:
AllBright Mayfair, 24-26 Maddox Street London, W1S 1QH
Category:

AllBright Mayfair, 24-26 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1QH

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg Funnell
Named after the former USA Secretary of State, Madeline Albright, who famously said "There's a special place in hell for women who don't help other women", the AllBright Mayfair is a private members club for women. As well as a European brasserie-style restaurant and bar - with a menu overseen by Sabrina Gidda, star of BBC's Great British Menu - the five floor club includes an entire floor dedicated to wellness with a state-of-the-art fitness studio, a co-working space with an in-house career coach and two large roof terraces with views over the Mayfair rooftops. Founded by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow OBE and former CEO of Hearst UK, Anna Jones, the club's stated aim is "to help women build the skills, confidence and connections they need to super-charge their careers and businesses". Special events range from film screenings and comedy nights to professional development workshops and self-care seminars.
 
 
 

No.5 Social

Opened 8th May 2019

No.5 Social Opened 8th May 2019 In spring 2019 Jason Atherton's Little Social, on this Mayfair spot since 2013, closed to be replaced by No.5 Social , specialising in seasonal British produce and putting chef Kostas Papathanasiou in charge of the kitchen. Formerly at Atherton's Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social , across the road, Kostas has been an important part of The Social Company for the past three years and has worked in some of the UK's finest establishments including The Ledbury and The Fat Duck. Featuring dishes like poached Hebridean halibut and roasted Herdwick lamb chop , the menu focuses on accessible, seasonal ingredients while championing the best of British produce. F or pudding there are sweet delights like Richmond Park honey, oat crumble, milk ice cream and meringue and a chocolate fondant served with homemade blackcurrant sorbet. Interiors at the 60-cover restaurant are much brighter than previously. Earth tones, pale pinks and deep blues create a welcoming atmosphere while banquette seating has been reupholstered with a stylish duck egg blue. 2019/05/08 Where:
No.5 Social, 5 Pollen Street London, W1S 1NE
Category: British Cuisine

No.5 Social, 5 Pollen Street, London, W1S 1NE

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
In spring 2019 Jason Atherton's Little Social, on this Mayfair spot since 2013, closed to be replaced by No.5 Social , specialising in seasonal British produce and putting chef Kostas Papathanasiou in charge of the kitchen. Formerly at Atherton's Michelin-starred Pollen Street Social , across the road, Kostas has been an important part of The Social Company for the past three years and has worked in some of the UK's finest establishments including The Ledbury and The Fat Duck. Featuring dishes like poached Hebridean halibut and roasted Herdwick lamb chop , the menu focuses on accessible, seasonal ingredients while championing the best of British produce. F or pudding there are sweet delights like Richmond Park honey, oat crumble, milk ice cream and meringue and a chocolate fondant served with homemade blackcurrant sorbet. Interiors at the 60-cover restaurant are much brighter than previously. Earth tones, pale pinks and deep blues create a welcoming atmosphere while banquette seating has been reupholstered with a stylish duck egg blue.
 
 
 
 

River Walk Market

Opened 4th May 2019

River Walk Market Opened 4th May 2019 Joining a host of new restaurants, bars and cafes that have opened within the new Battersea Power Station development, River Walk Market launched in spring 2019. Taking place every Saturday, the new market, which comes from the founders of Real Food Festivals, brings a line-up of 20 independent makers and local producers to the foot of the iconic structure. Traders include the likes of modern European deli and bakery Popina; award-winning artisan bakery The Flour Station; south west London microbrewery Battersea Brewery; and Sicilian cannoli gurus Casa Cannoli. The market also hosts a weekly changing line-up of craft makers, musicians and DJs, which can all be enjoyed while taking in spectacular views across the River Thames. 2019/05/04 Where:
River Walk Market, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station London, SW8 4NN
Category: Markets

River Walk Market, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, London, SW8 4NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Joining a host of new restaurants, bars and cafes that have opened within the new Battersea Power Station development, River Walk Market launched in spring 2019. Taking place every Saturday, the new market, which comes from the founders of Real Food Festivals, brings a line-up of 20 independent makers and local producers to the foot of the iconic structure. Traders include the likes of modern European deli and bakery Popina; award-winning artisan bakery The Flour Station; south west London microbrewery Battersea Brewery; and Sicilian cannoli gurus Casa Cannoli. The market also hosts a weekly changing line-up of craft makers, musicians and DJs, which can all be enjoyed while taking in spectacular views across the River Thames.
 
 
 

Roast Bar

Opened 3rd May 2019

Roast Bar Opened 3rd May 2019 Sitting within high-end British restaurant Roast in Borough Market, Roast Bar is the perfect spot for a tipple or two while enjoying panoramic views over the famous food market. Located adjacent to the restaurant, the bar reopened in 2019 with a brand-new design courtesy of Lerose Design Studio, who have transformed the space with an attractive palette of greens, carrara and verde marble tables, and inviting leather banquettes. Guests can settle in for a pre-dinner aperitif, a post-work cocktail or a quick nightcap, choosing from a selection of experimental and signature cocktails created by Bar Manager Aly Roshdy. Those looking for a little sustenance can tuck into a high-end menu of bar snacks such as Lindisfarne Rock Oysters with Scrubby Oak apple vinegar and shallots; venison chipolatas with honey and mustard; and pork, sage and onion Scotch egg with piccalilli. 2019/05/03 Where:
Roast Bar, The Floral Hall London, SE1 1TL
Category:

Roast Bar, The Floral Hall, London, SE1 1TL

Tube: London Bridge Station, Borough Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Sitting within high-end British restaurant Roast in Borough Market, Roast Bar is the perfect spot for a tipple or two while enjoying panoramic views over the famous food market. Located adjacent to the restaurant, the bar reopened in 2019 with a brand-new design courtesy of Lerose Design Studio, who have transformed the space with an attractive palette of greens, carrara and verde marble tables, and inviting leather banquettes. Guests can settle in for a pre-dinner aperitif, a post-work cocktail or a quick nightcap, choosing from a selection of experimental and signature cocktails created by Bar Manager Aly Roshdy. Those looking for a little sustenance can tuck into a high-end menu of bar snacks such as Lindisfarne Rock Oysters with Scrubby Oak apple vinegar and shallots; venison chipolatas with honey and mustard; and pork, sage and onion Scotch egg with piccalilli.
 
 
 

Hello Darling

Opened 2nd May 2019

Hello Darling Opened 2nd May 2019 Theatrical set designers, Darling and Edge, have collaborated with arts venue The Vaults and 2013 Masterchef winner Natalie Coleman to create Hello Darling , a restaurant, botanical bar and eccentric event spaces under one roof. Specialising in sharing dishes, miso-glazed tuna carpaccio, smoked haddock scotch egg and harissa quail are just three of the dishes to divide between friends. The large 80 cover restaurant is lavishly layered with hand-painted furniture, frescoed ceilings and theatrical artwork. Designed to resemble a house, bookable spaces invite you to sit on the kitchen worktops, lounge in the bedroom or sip cocktails in the bathtub. One room even features a giant lion's head and big-top-tent wallpaper. Another, a cosy library, is covered in hundreds of butterflies. The location, behind The Old Vic, also makes it the perfect choice for a quick bite before or after a show. 2019/05/02 Where:
Hello Darling, 131 Waterloo Road London, SE1 8UR
Category:

Hello Darling, 131 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UR

Tube: Waterloo Station, Lambeth North Station, Southwark Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Theatrical set designers, Darling and Edge, have collaborated with arts venue The Vaults and 2013 Masterchef winner Natalie Coleman to create Hello Darling , a restaurant, botanical bar and eccentric event spaces under one roof. Specialising in sharing dishes, miso-glazed tuna carpaccio, smoked haddock scotch egg and harissa quail are just three of the dishes to divide between friends. The large 80 cover restaurant is lavishly layered with hand-painted furniture, frescoed ceilings and theatrical artwork. Designed to resemble a house, bookable spaces invite you to sit on the kitchen worktops, lounge in the bedroom or sip cocktails in the bathtub. One room even features a giant lion's head and big-top-tent wallpaper. Another, a cosy library, is covered in hundreds of butterflies. The location, behind The Old Vic, also makes it the perfect choice for a quick bite before or after a show.
 
 
 

Ballroom London

Opened 1st May 2019

Ballroom London Opened 1st May 2019 Italian meatballs are the hero dish in the New York styled Ballroom which comes with its own speakeasy style cocktail lounge. And their vegan balls are pretty good too. Made with high quality meat from HG Walter, the meatballs come in hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb, served with pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens as well as homemade slaws and salads. Down in the Ballroom Basement Bar, a vibey, low-lit laidback place with exposed brick walls and tables made from reclaimed parquet flooring, the cocktail menu offers three classics: the Negroni, the Old Fashioned and the Margarita. The stylish diner and basement bar comes from seasoned bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden who spent his childhood in San Gimignano in Italy, watching his grandmother cooking up all his favourite dishes. 2019/05/01 Where:
Ballroom London, 39a Eastcheap London, EC3M 1DT
Category: Italian Cuisine

Ballroom London, 39a Eastcheap, London, EC3M 1DT

Tube: Monument Station, Tower Hill Station, Bank Station, Cannon Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
Italian meatballs are the hero dish in the New York styled Ballroom which comes with its own speakeasy style cocktail lounge. And their vegan balls are pretty good too. Made with high quality meat from HG Walter, the meatballs come in hand-rolled beef, pork, Thai chicken and Moroccan lamb, served with pasta of the day, couscous, creamy mash or wilted greens as well as homemade slaws and salads. Down in the Ballroom Basement Bar, a vibey, low-lit laidback place with exposed brick walls and tables made from reclaimed parquet flooring, the cocktail menu offers three classics: the Negroni, the Old Fashioned and the Margarita. The stylish diner and basement bar comes from seasoned bar and restaurant entrepreneur Christian Arden who spent his childhood in San Gimignano in Italy, watching his grandmother cooking up all his favourite dishes.
 
 
 

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Opened 1st May 2019

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus Opened 1st May 2019 In the city where the first Hard Rock Cafe in the world opened, back in 1971, a new state-of-the-art cafe comes to town and it includes the world's largest Rock Shop. In addition to the Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park, this multi-level cafe in the heart of London occupies a site that's more than 1,800-square-metres. The decor at the Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly has a modern look - with memorabilia from contemporary homegrown artists such as Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Amy Winehouse - an open kitchen and a design style that draws on the city for inspiration: from Victorian glazed tiling to the fabrics and colours of the London Underground. What hasn't changed is Hard Rock's mix of authentic American food, music, merchandise and entertainment with a stage in the main dining room set up for live music performances. 2019/05/01 Where:
Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, 225-229 Piccadilly London, W1J 9HR
Category: American Cuisine

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus, 225-229 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HR

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiou
In the city where the first Hard Rock Cafe in the world opened, back in 1971, a new state-of-the-art cafe comes to town and it includes the world's largest Rock Shop. In addition to the Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park, this multi-level cafe in the heart of London occupies a site that's more than 1,800-square-metres. The decor at the Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly has a modern look - with memorabilia from contemporary homegrown artists such as Charli XCX, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran and Amy Winehouse - an open kitchen and a design style that draws on the city for inspiration: from Victorian glazed tiling to the fabrics and colours of the London Underground. What hasn't changed is Hard Rock's mix of authentic American food, music, merchandise and entertainment with a stage in the main dining room set up for live music performances.
 
 
 
 

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

Opened summer 2019

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre Opened summer 2019 Inside the former Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a temporary performance space created by the award-winning Troubadour Theatres who gave us the King's Cross Theatre, home to The Railway Children. Open in summer 2019, the Wembley venue plays host to the National Theatre's acclaimed War Horse in autumn, from 18th October until 23rd November 2019. The first new theatre to open in Brent in 39 years, the fully flexible space can house 1,000 to 2,000 people seated and includes a spacious modern bar, restaurant and an open air terrace. Troubadour Theatre adds to the growing choice of cultural things to do in the fast changing area where Boxpark Wembley opened in 2018, walking distance away from Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena. Summer 2019 also sees the arrival of Troubadour White City Theatre in west London. 2019/05/01 Where:
Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Fulton Road London, HA9 8TS
Category: Theatres

Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre, Fulton Road, London, HA9 8TS

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary Nash
Inside the former Fountain Studios, Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is a temporary performance space created by the award-winning Troubadour Theatres who gave us the King's Cross Theatre, home to The Railway Children. Open in summer 2019, the Wembley venue plays host to the National Theatre's acclaimed War Horse in autumn, from 18th October until 23rd November 2019. The first new theatre to open in Brent in 39 years, the fully flexible space can house 1,000 to 2,000 people seated and includes a spacious modern bar, restaurant and an open air terrace. Troubadour Theatre adds to the growing choice of cultural things to do in the fast changing area where Boxpark Wembley opened in 2018, walking distance away from Wembley Stadium and the SSE Arena. Summer 2019 also sees the arrival of Troubadour White City Theatre in west London.
 
 
 

Troubadour White City Theatre

Opened summer 2019

Troubadour White City Theatre Opened summer 2019 A new multi-purpose state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre comes to White City Place , the old home of the BBC Media Village, from summer 2019 for two years. Set up by Troubadour Theatres, who specialises in this kind of temporary theatre space, the performance hub consists of the main theatre as well as an 800-seat fully flexible multi-purpose space with an interconnecting foyer space complete with a large onsite bar. The team has already enjoyed success with the King’s Cross Theatre, home to the Olivier-award winning The Railway Children, and in summer 2019 it opens not one but two temporary theatres. Troubadour Wembley Park offers a flexible 2,000 seat space on the site of the former Fountain Studios. Both temporary theatres will host a programme of large-scale theatre shows, film screenings, exhibitions and concerts. 2019/05/01 Where:
Troubadour White City Theatre, 201 Wood Lane, White City Place London, W12 7TS
Category: Theatres

Troubadour White City Theatre, 201 Wood Lane, White City Place, London, W12 7TS

Tube: White City Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
A new multi-purpose state-of-the-art 1,200-seat theatre comes to White City Place , the old home of the BBC Media Village, from summer 2019 for two years. Set up by Troubadour Theatres, who specialises in this kind of temporary theatre space, the performance hub consists of the main theatre as well as an 800-seat fully flexible multi-purpose space with an interconnecting foyer space complete with a large onsite bar. The team has already enjoyed success with the King’s Cross Theatre, home to the Olivier-award winning The Railway Children, and in summer 2019 it opens not one but two temporary theatres. Troubadour Wembley Park offers a flexible 2,000 seat space on the site of the former Fountain Studios. Both temporary theatres will host a programme of large-scale theatre shows, film screenings, exhibitions and concerts.
 
 
 

BAO Borough

Opened spring 2019

BAO Borough Opened spring 2019 Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough, the third site from cult Taiwanese favourite differs from its sister restaurants. For the first time, BAO fans can enjoy late night noodle dishes from 9.30pm and BAO Borough is home to the brand's first karaoke room, a basement space for 12 guests. Taking inspiration from the historic area of Borough, and its location next to the London Bridge railway arches, the restaurant offers a fun, no frills experience and setting. The culinary style focuses on the grill and there's a grab-and-go option from the hatch at the front of the restaurant. If you eat in, you'll find interiors styled to reflect the look and feel of the Asian late-night grill restaurants this place pays homage to. BAO Borough is the third BAO restaurant by founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, whose portfolio includes BAO Soho and BAO Fitzrovia, XU Teahouse and Restaurant, as well as the original BAO BAR stand which remains at Netil Market. 2019/04/30 Where:
BAO Borough, 13 Stoney Street London, SE1 9AD
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

BAO Borough, 13 Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AD

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
Offering a window into late night grill establishments found across Asia, BAO Borough, the third site from cult Taiwanese favourite differs from its sister restaurants. For the first time, BAO fans can enjoy late night noodle dishes from 9.30pm and BAO Borough is home to the brand's first karaoke room, a basement space for 12 guests. Taking inspiration from the historic area of Borough, and its location next to the London Bridge railway arches, the restaurant offers a fun, no frills experience and setting. The culinary style focuses on the grill and there's a grab-and-go option from the hatch at the front of the restaurant. If you eat in, you'll find interiors styled to reflect the look and feel of the Asian late-night grill restaurants this place pays homage to. BAO Borough is the third BAO restaurant by founders Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, whose portfolio includes BAO Soho and BAO Fitzrovia, XU Teahouse and Restaurant, as well as the original BAO BAR stand which remains at Netil Market.
 
 
 

Hard Rock Hotel London

Opened 30th April 2019

Hard Rock Hotel London Opened 30th April 2019 How apt that a place once frequented by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will become the Hard Rock Hotel London. Open in 2019, the same year London gets a new flagship Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus, the 1,000-room hotel delivers on its rock n roll reputation with live music by local and international musicians. The location of the hotel, just a 20 minute walk from the original Hard Rock Cafe, is at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Park Lane, by Marble Arch, and so benefits from panoramic views over Hyde Park. Guests walk into at a vast, welcoming lobby lounge - a place that's made for cocktails and live music - with curated memorabilia on display in the hotel and a memorabilia vault, housing some of Hard Rock's 81,000 historical pieces. An on-site Hard Rock Cafe, a Rock Shop in the lobby, a restaurant and speakeasy bar plus free unlimited Wi-Fi complete the package. Upgrade to Rock Royalty and you'll get a luxurious Rock Royalty room and extra perks including a personal concierge and access to a special lounge. A rock n roll hotel in the spirit of Hendrix. 2019/04/30 Where:
Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Place London, W1H 7DL
Category: New Hotels

Hard Rock Hotel London, Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7DL

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exterior
How apt that a place once frequented by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will become the Hard Rock Hotel London. Open in 2019, the same year London gets a new flagship Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus, the 1,000-room hotel delivers on its rock n roll reputation with live music by local and international musicians. The location of the hotel, just a 20 minute walk from the original Hard Rock Cafe, is at the crossroads of Oxford Street and Park Lane, by Marble Arch, and so benefits from panoramic views over Hyde Park. Guests walk into at a vast, welcoming lobby lounge - a place that's made for cocktails and live music - with curated memorabilia on display in the hotel and a memorabilia vault, housing some of Hard Rock's 81,000 historical pieces. An on-site Hard Rock Cafe, a Rock Shop in the lobby, a restaurant and speakeasy bar plus free unlimited Wi-Fi complete the package. Upgrade to Rock Royalty and you'll get a luxurious Rock Royalty room and extra perks including a personal concierge and access to a special lounge. A rock n roll hotel in the spirit of Hendrix.
 
 
 

Nathan Outlaw at The Goring

Opened late spring 2019

Nathan Outlaw at The Goring Opened late spring 2019 Nathan Outlaw, a chef known for his superior seafood, takes over the more casual dining space at The Goring from late spring 2019. With a heavy tilt towards Cornwall - where Nathan has two restaurants with three Michelin stars between them - and its produce, the restaurant offers simple yet superb seafood dishes. Set in an ornate orangery, with architecture and design by Russell Sage, the dining room has wonderful views over The Goring's secluded garden. This is the second restaurant within a five star London hotel from Nathan who also runs Outlaw's at The Capital. at The Capital Hotel. The Goring's seafood restaurant sits alongside its Michelin starred The Dining Room which, with Shay Cooper as head chef, was awarded its first star in 2016. 2019/04/30 Where:
Nathan Outlaw at The Goring, The Goring, 15 Beeston Place London, SW1W 0JW
Category: Fish and Seafood

Nathan Outlaw at The Goring, The Goring, 15 Beeston Place, London, SW1W 0JW

Tube: Victoria Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan Outlaw
Nathan Outlaw, a chef known for his superior seafood, takes over the more casual dining space at The Goring from late spring 2019. With a heavy tilt towards Cornwall - where Nathan has two restaurants with three Michelin stars between them - and its produce, the restaurant offers simple yet superb seafood dishes. Set in an ornate orangery, with architecture and design by Russell Sage, the dining room has wonderful views over The Goring's secluded garden. This is the second restaurant within a five star London hotel from Nathan who also runs Outlaw's at The Capital. at The Capital Hotel. The Goring's seafood restaurant sits alongside its Michelin starred The Dining Room which, with Shay Cooper as head chef, was awarded its first star in 2016.
 
 
 
 

Megan's at the Power Station

Opened spring 2019

Megan's at the Power Station Opened spring 2019 Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood restaurants in Fulham , Parsons Green , Balham , Clapham and Battersea. Within the Battersea Power Station development, this riverside branch is, like their other restaurants, decorated with flowers hanging from the ceilings. Open all day, it offers home-cooked menus, from a fresh juice or smoothie to kick start your morning to all-day brunch. Try their cooked breakfasts, free-range eggs Benedict or homemade granola along with an organic coffee. On weekends the 90 minute bottomless brunch comes with unlimited Pimm's, Prosecco or Bloody Megan's. The evening offering includes antipasti and charcuterie sharing boards to start, with shakshouka or deconstructed pan kebabs for mains and half-baked Nutella cookie dough or homemade baklava for dessert. 2019/04/27 Where:
Megan's at the Power Station, 27 Circus West, Battersea Power Station London, SW11 8NN
Category: Cafes and Delis

Megan's at the Power Station, 27 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London, SW11 8NN

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan Outlaw
Megan's are a series of small, dog-friendly neighbourhood restaurants in Fulham , Parsons Green , Balham , Clapham and Battersea. Within the Battersea Power Station development, this riverside branch is, like their other restaurants, decorated with flowers hanging from the ceilings. Open all day, it offers home-cooked menus, from a fresh juice or smoothie to kick start your morning to all-day brunch. Try their cooked breakfasts, free-range eggs Benedict or homemade granola along with an organic coffee. On weekends the 90 minute bottomless brunch comes with unlimited Pimm's, Prosecco or Bloody Megan's. The evening offering includes antipasti and charcuterie sharing boards to start, with shakshouka or deconstructed pan kebabs for mains and half-baked Nutella cookie dough or homemade baklava for dessert.
 
 
 

Morty & Bob's

Opened 17th April 2019

Morty & Bob's Opened 17th April 2019 After the huge success of their first restaurant in Hackney, Morty & Bob's, named after owner Charlie Phillips' two grandpas, has come to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. The all-day dining spot, in an open plan space just off Granary Square, has three selling points: towering cheese toasties, inventive small plates and a global wine list. Industrial brick walls, low lighting and potted plants provide the decor, while the central bar is a hive of activity, comfortably seating a handful of drinkers and diners. As well as sticking to brunch classics which earned them a legion of fans, their evening offering has been upgraded with small plates, bar snacks, crafted cocktails, wines and beers on offer. The 'London Suppliers' bar features Two Tribes, a neighbouring brewery on Caledonian Road, and Camden Town Brewery while wines showcase British grapes grown in Hampshire and Essex. Come for coffee, cocktails and quite possibly the best cheese toasties in town. 2019/04/17 Where:
Morty & Bob's, 49 Coal Drops Yard London, N1C 4DQ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Morty & Bob's, 49 Coal Drops Yard, London, N1C 4DQ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan Outlaw
After the huge success of their first restaurant in Hackney, Morty & Bob's, named after owner Charlie Phillips' two grandpas, has come to Coal Drops Yard in King's Cross. The all-day dining spot, in an open plan space just off Granary Square, has three selling points: towering cheese toasties, inventive small plates and a global wine list. Industrial brick walls, low lighting and potted plants provide the decor, while the central bar is a hive of activity, comfortably seating a handful of drinkers and diners. As well as sticking to brunch classics which earned them a legion of fans, their evening offering has been upgraded with small plates, bar snacks, crafted cocktails, wines and beers on offer. The 'London Suppliers' bar features Two Tribes, a neighbouring brewery on Caledonian Road, and Camden Town Brewery while wines showcase British grapes grown in Hampshire and Essex. Come for coffee, cocktails and quite possibly the best cheese toasties in town.
 
 
 

Roof East

Opened 17th April 2019

Roof East Opened 17th April 2019 On top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, Roof East is back for spring/summer 2019 with the Rooftop Film Club setting up the sky high cinema from May. Games, street food and three bars serving rum and raspberry cocktails create a rooftop playground for grown-ups. If you like competitive sports choose from VR foosball, Sluggers batting cages , Birdies Crazy Golf or Lane Games - including S liders Curling, De La Bowl and Puck Buddies. For something more chilled, Flow East Yoga leads Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes every week. Street food is by Eat Chay, serving North Indian inspired Kolkati and signature Kati Rolls, as well as The Burger Project run by the King of Pop-Ups, Jimmy Garcia. E ntrance is free, so grab a drink at one of three bars and enjoy t he views over east London - you can see all the way to the Olympic Park with the red, looping curls of the Orbit rising above it. A great spot for a sundowner. 2019/04/17 Where:
Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way London, E15 1XE
Category: Bars

Roof East, Level 8 Stratford Multi-storey Car Park, Great Eastern Way, London, E15 1XE

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan Outlaw
On top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, Roof East is back for spring/summer 2019 with the Rooftop Film Club setting up the sky high cinema from May. Games, street food and three bars serving rum and raspberry cocktails create a rooftop playground for grown-ups. If you like competitive sports choose from VR foosball, Sluggers batting cages , Birdies Crazy Golf or Lane Games - including S liders Curling, De La Bowl and Puck Buddies. For something more chilled, Flow East Yoga leads Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes every week. Street food is by Eat Chay, serving North Indian inspired Kolkati and signature Kati Rolls, as well as The Burger Project run by the King of Pop-Ups, Jimmy Garcia. E ntrance is free, so grab a drink at one of three bars and enjoy t he views over east London - you can see all the way to the Olympic Park with the red, looping curls of the Orbit rising above it. A great spot for a sundowner.
 
 
 

Bun House Chinatown

Opened 16th April 2019

Bun House Chinatown Opened 16th April 2019 After causing an Instagram flurry with their cute custard steamed buns, Chinese cafe Bun House adds a second, larger restaurant to the Greek Street original with this two floor venue on Lisle Street, in the heart of Chinatown. As well as the popular traditional Cantonese steamed buns - the char siu pork belly Pig Bun is especially cute - two new additions join the menu: beef brisket; and a soft, brioche-style pineapple bun. The Chinatown restaurant, which seats approximately 72 guests over two floors, also includes a small hatch from where traditional street food style snacks such as curried fish balls and Cheung Fun (traditional rice noodle rolls topped wok-fried vegetables) emerge. Cosy interiors are colonial in style, with dark wood highlighted by brass fixtures and comfortable rattan furniture. 2019/04/16 Where:
Bun House Chinatown, 26-27 Lisle Street London, WC2H 7BA
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Bun House Chinatown, 26-27 Lisle Street, London, WC2H 7BA

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan Outlaw
After causing an Instagram flurry with their cute custard steamed buns, Chinese cafe Bun House adds a second, larger restaurant to the Greek Street original with this two floor venue on Lisle Street, in the heart of Chinatown. As well as the popular traditional Cantonese steamed buns - the char siu pork belly Pig Bun is especially cute - two new additions join the menu: beef brisket; and a soft, brioche-style pineapple bun. The Chinatown restaurant, which seats approximately 72 guests over two floors, also includes a small hatch from where traditional street food style snacks such as curried fish balls and Cheung Fun (traditional rice noodle rolls topped wok-fried vegetables) emerge. Cosy interiors are colonial in style, with dark wood highlighted by brass fixtures and comfortable rattan furniture.
 
 
 

O ver St James's

Opened 16th April 2019

O ver St James's Opened 16th April 2019 Launched in 2016 by Mauro Palomba, 'O ver is a Neapolitan street food restaurant which uses sea water, extracted from the Mediterranean, to create the dough for its pizzas. The result is a pizza with reduced salt content - 40 per cent less sodium, in fact - and more minerals, making it lighter and easy to digest. Already a success in Borough, 'O ver St James's repeats the familiar, relaxed style of its sister restaurant. Here interiors are inspired by the wilds of Naples with plants and trees creating a romantic, al-fresco atmosphere. Retractable full-height windows lead to a large courtyard terrace while walnut wood tones contrast with Italian Carrara marble and burnished brass. As well as a dedicated pizza chef - Marino Bove, a former teacher at The True Neapolitan Pizza Association - there's head chef Santo Petrone, a Napoli native, who creates dishes inspired by recipes from his grandmother including the Genovese pasta, a 12 hour slow-cooked organic beef and amber onion ragu. 2019/04/16 Where:
O ver St James's, 1 Norris Street London, SW1Y 4RJ
Category: Italian Cuisine

O ver St James's, 1 Norris Street, London, SW1Y 4RJ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro Palomba
Launched in 2016 by Mauro Palomba, 'O ver is a Neapolitan street food restaurant which uses sea water, extracted from the Mediterranean, to create the dough for its pizzas. The result is a pizza with reduced salt content - 40 per cent less sodium, in fact - and more minerals, making it lighter and easy to digest. Already a success in Borough, 'O ver St James's repeats the familiar, relaxed style of its sister restaurant. Here interiors are inspired by the wilds of Naples with plants and trees creating a romantic, al-fresco atmosphere. Retractable full-height windows lead to a large courtyard terrace while walnut wood tones contrast with Italian Carrara marble and burnished brass. As well as a dedicated pizza chef - Marino Bove, a former teacher at The True Neapolitan Pizza Association - there's head chef Santo Petrone, a Napoli native, who creates dishes inspired by recipes from his grandmother including the Genovese pasta, a 12 hour slow-cooked organic beef and amber onion ragu.
 
 
 
 

The Little Yellow Door

Opened April 2019

The Little Yellow Door Opened April 2019 Based on a fictional flatshare between friends, The Little Yellow Door is a house party that you can invite yourself along to. Going from pop up to permanent, the Notting Hill cocktail bar has found a longterm home on All Saints Road. Set over two floors, the flatshare is a home from home, complete with open plan kitchen and a living room with fireplace and sofas. It's filled with colourful and quirky finds and mismatched furniture - the ideal spot for early evening cocktails and dinner. Downstairs discover a secret hideaway open till 2am. The Flatmate's Den is kitted out with backgammon and poker tables, retro games and a music corner for vinyl records and DJs. Weekends are set aside for Saturday bottomless brunches and Sunday roasts; classic home comfort dishes. As with The Little Blue Door in Fulham, you need to let the flatmates know you're coming in advance via WhatsApp. 2019/04/10 Where:
The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Road London, W11 1HH
Category: Bars

The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Road, London, W11 1HH

Tube: Westbourne Park Station, Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro Palomba
Based on a fictional flatshare between friends, The Little Yellow Door is a house party that you can invite yourself along to. Going from pop up to permanent, the Notting Hill cocktail bar has found a longterm home on All Saints Road. Set over two floors, the flatshare is a home from home, complete with open plan kitchen and a living room with fireplace and sofas. It's filled with colourful and quirky finds and mismatched furniture - the ideal spot for early evening cocktails and dinner. Downstairs discover a secret hideaway open till 2am. The Flatmate's Den is kitted out with backgammon and poker tables, retro games and a music corner for vinyl records and DJs. Weekends are set aside for Saturday bottomless brunches and Sunday roasts; classic home comfort dishes. As with The Little Blue Door in Fulham, you need to let the flatmates know you're coming in advance via WhatsApp.
 
 
 

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar

Opened 9th April 2019

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar Opened 9th April 2019 Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating. 2019/04/09 Where:
Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych London, WC2B 4BZ
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar, One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro Palomba
Winner of three Michelin stars Spanish chef Eneko Atxa, whose restaurant Azurmendi on the outskirts of his native Bilbao is currently ranked number 16 in The World's 50 Best Restaurants, joins forces with One Aldwych Hotel to bring Londoners his award-winning Basque country cuisine. Taking a new direction with this 110-cover restaurant Covent Garden restaurant and wine bar, Eneko - Basque Kitchen & Bar is an unpretentious, modern take on rustic Basque cuisine. Starters include the Txerri Boda Pork Festival - a trio of Iberico ham and mushroom duxelle in milk bread, suckling pig brioche and pigs trotter bocata. Basque-style hake tempura, red pepper sauce and parsley emulsion and creative vegetarian dishes like dressed beetroot tartare as well as bomba rice risotto with Idiazabal pesto are among the mains. Finish with Eneko's signature rice pudding lollipops with crisp white and dark chocolate hazelnut coating.
 
 
 

Kebab Queen

Opened April 2019

Kebab Queen Opened April 2019 Six years in development, Kebab Queen raises the humble kebab to Michelin star aspirations through a seven course tasting menu by Manu Canales, previously sous chef at Le Gavroche. Below Maison Bab and hidden behind the illuminated facade of a classic British kebab shop is this chef's table restaurant with room for ten diners, seated on cobalt blue, leather-clad stools. Here Manu leads guests through the dishes, imparting his love of kebab, cultivated during his trips across Turkey and beyond. The meat feast includes starters of foie gras kebabito and a doner risotto - rice in lamb jus finished with chilli and garlic sauce and shavings of lamb tongue. To finish, there's 'Got Milk?' - freshly baked, sticky milk buns filled with caramelised cream and topped with creme fraiche sorbet. No more will the meat dish be seen as something you'd chow down after too many pints. 2019/04/05 Where:
Kebab Queen, 4 Mercer Walk London, WC2H 9FA
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Kebab Queen, 4 Mercer Walk, London, WC2H 9FA

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
Six years in development, Kebab Queen raises the humble kebab to Michelin star aspirations through a seven course tasting menu by Manu Canales, previously sous chef at Le Gavroche. Below Maison Bab and hidden behind the illuminated facade of a classic British kebab shop is this chef's table restaurant with room for ten diners, seated on cobalt blue, leather-clad stools. Here Manu leads guests through the dishes, imparting his love of kebab, cultivated during his trips across Turkey and beyond. The meat feast includes starters of foie gras kebabito and a doner risotto - rice in lamb jus finished with chilli and garlic sauce and shavings of lamb tongue. To finish, there's 'Got Milk?' - freshly baked, sticky milk buns filled with caramelised cream and topped with creme fraiche sorbet. No more will the meat dish be seen as something you'd chow down after too many pints.
 
 
 

Home Grown

Opened 3rd April 2019

Home Grown Opened 3rd April 2019 Exclusive private members' club Home House branches out to open this sister club, Home Grown , in Marylebone in April 2019. Members, who include the founders of Seedlip and Planet Organic , have access to the club's brasserie-style restaurant, the study cafe, bars, business lounges, meeting rooms and pitching suites, all complete with state-of-the-art technology, as well as the club's 35 bedrooms. Special events, f uelled by champagne and canapes, include the Rockstar Series, an intimate set up where the speaker is a well known entrepreneur. Kelly Hoppen and Simon Woodroofe, Founder of Yo Sushi!, are two the speakers lined up for the first week. Each 'Rockstar' appears 'in conversation' with another entrepreneur, giving insights into their business journey. M embers also have access to business leaders and mentors and can recharge at monthly sound meditation and yoga classes, or unwind at the Home Grown Sipping School drinks club hosted by Alison Taffs. 2019/04/03 Where:
Home Grown, 44 Great Cumberland Place London, W1H 7BS
Category:

Home Grown, 44 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7BS

Tube: Marble Arch Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
Exclusive private members' club Home House branches out to open this sister club, Home Grown , in Marylebone in April 2019. Members, who include the founders of Seedlip and Planet Organic , have access to the club's brasserie-style restaurant, the study cafe, bars, business lounges, meeting rooms and pitching suites, all complete with state-of-the-art technology, as well as the club's 35 bedrooms. Special events, f uelled by champagne and canapes, include the Rockstar Series, an intimate set up where the speaker is a well known entrepreneur. Kelly Hoppen and Simon Woodroofe, Founder of Yo Sushi!, are two the speakers lined up for the first week. Each 'Rockstar' appears 'in conversation' with another entrepreneur, giving insights into their business journey. M embers also have access to business leaders and mentors and can recharge at monthly sound meditation and yoga classes, or unwind at the Home Grown Sipping School drinks club hosted by Alison Taffs.
 
 
 

Serata Hall

Opened 3rd April 2019

Serata Hall Opened 3rd April 2019 A stone's throw from Old Street station, Serata Hall has its own in-house gin distillery and built in bakery. Add in super-fast Wi-Fi and hot desk spaces and you've got an ideal day-time spot for freelancers. At evening time and the cocktail trolleys come out and DJs and live bands provide the soundtrack to your night. Sign up to Gin Blending Masterclasses and you can learn how to blend, bottle and name gins to take away. In between, freshly made food - including pastries, cakes, bread and pizza dough - is created on-site daily. Tiny Tower Bakery, the in-house bakery, provides freshly baked goods until 5pm to eat in or take away, from pistachio croissants to blueberry lemon drizzle cake and Italian bomboloni doughnuts with jam or Nutella. Pasta dishes and more substantial mains include two-hour slow beef ragu and fried vegan 'chicken'. The fourth site from Albion & East, it joins sister sites Martello Hall in Hackney, Canova Hall and Cattivo, both in Brixton. 2019/04/03 Where:
Serata Hall, 207 Old Street London, EC1V 9EY
Category: British Cuisine

Serata Hall, 207 Old Street, London, EC1V 9EY

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
A stone's throw from Old Street station, Serata Hall has its own in-house gin distillery and built in bakery. Add in super-fast Wi-Fi and hot desk spaces and you've got an ideal day-time spot for freelancers. At evening time and the cocktail trolleys come out and DJs and live bands provide the soundtrack to your night. Sign up to Gin Blending Masterclasses and you can learn how to blend, bottle and name gins to take away. In between, freshly made food - including pastries, cakes, bread and pizza dough - is created on-site daily. Tiny Tower Bakery, the in-house bakery, provides freshly baked goods until 5pm to eat in or take away, from pistachio croissants to blueberry lemon drizzle cake and Italian bomboloni doughnuts with jam or Nutella. Pasta dishes and more substantial mains include two-hour slow beef ragu and fried vegan 'chicken'. The fourth site from Albion & East, it joins sister sites Martello Hall in Hackney, Canova Hall and Cattivo, both in Brixton.
 
 
 
 

Vinegar Yard

Opened 3rd April 2019

Vinegar Yard Opened 3rd April 2019 From the team behind Flat Iron Square, and in common with that nearby attraction, Vinegar Yard sits directly under the gaze of The Shard. Open everyday for breakfast at 7.30am, the market features street food and vintage finds at the Flea Market. Food comes from some of London's top traders including Baba G's, Up In My Grill and more, there's a coffee house from The Gentlemen Baristas, open air bars and pop up shops with vintage and makers stalls. In the middle of it all is a huge open air garden area with outdoor seating for hundreds of people at communal tables, plus there's a large indoor space for when the British weather isn't on side. The height of urban chic, the site is surrounded by monumental art installations from British artist Joe Rush and visitors can see Joe's and his team working on apocalyptic mechanical sculptures at his onsite workshop. 2019/04/03 Where:
Vinegar Yard, 80-82 St Thomas Street London, SE1 3QU
Category: Markets

Vinegar Yard, 80-82 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 3QU

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
From the team behind Flat Iron Square, and in common with that nearby attraction, Vinegar Yard sits directly under the gaze of The Shard. Open everyday for breakfast at 7.30am, the market features street food and vintage finds at the Flea Market. Food comes from some of London's top traders including Baba G's, Up In My Grill and more, there's a coffee house from The Gentlemen Baristas, open air bars and pop up shops with vintage and makers stalls. In the middle of it all is a huge open air garden area with outdoor seating for hundreds of people at communal tables, plus there's a large indoor space for when the British weather isn't on side. The height of urban chic, the site is surrounded by monumental art installations from British artist Joe Rush and visitors can see Joe's and his team working on apocalyptic mechanical sculptures at his onsite workshop.
 
 
 

Lucknow 49

Opened 2nd April 2019

Lucknow 49 Opened 2nd April 2019 Posh kebabs, fragrant biryanis and dishes based on the beloved food of the Mughal emperors inspire much of the cooking at Lucknow 49, a neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani. Specialising in Lucknowi cuisine, the low and slow Awadhi cooking typical of the city in North India, means the Maddox Street restaurant serves fluffy biryanis, galauti kebabs and curries at the centre of the table. At lunch, visitors can order quick bites including a multi-layered gilafi kulcha with a choice of chicken kakori or lamb galauti kebab, and a smaller version of the biryani to take away. Eat in and you can enjoy the rustic space decorated in earthy tones and a soundtrack of acoustic Indian tunes and Urdu pop. Duck under an archway to get to the back of the restaurant where there's a more industrial look and a wall of living plants growing beneath a skylight. Brightly-coloured enamelware, tables embedded with white or green marble and banquettes upholstered with vintage textiles complete the look. 2019/04/02 Where:
Lucknow 49, 49 Maddox Street London, W1S 2PQ
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Lucknow 49, 49 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2PQ

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Bond Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
Posh kebabs, fragrant biryanis and dishes based on the beloved food of the Mughal emperors inspire much of the cooking at Lucknow 49, a neighbourhood Indian restaurant from Dhruv Mittal and the team behind DUM Biryani. Specialising in Lucknowi cuisine, the low and slow Awadhi cooking typical of the city in North India, means the Maddox Street restaurant serves fluffy biryanis, galauti kebabs and curries at the centre of the table. At lunch, visitors can order quick bites including a multi-layered gilafi kulcha with a choice of chicken kakori or lamb galauti kebab, and a smaller version of the biryani to take away. Eat in and you can enjoy the rustic space decorated in earthy tones and a soundtrack of acoustic Indian tunes and Urdu pop. Duck under an archway to get to the back of the restaurant where there's a more industrial look and a wall of living plants growing beneath a skylight. Brightly-coloured enamelware, tables embedded with white or green marble and banquettes upholstered with vintage textiles complete the look.
 
 
 

Bob Bob Cite

Opened April 2019

Bob Bob Cite Opened April 2019 Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant in the landmark Cheesegrater building in the City. Suspended above the 30-metre high open-air atrium, the restaurant can accommodate 190 guests across three dining rooms designed by Brady Williams. Much like the original BBR, the modern French Russian menu features locally sourced, seasonal produce cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. And yes, the restaurant does have the all-important 'press for Champagne' button at every table. 2019/04/01 Where:
Bob Bob Cite, 122 Leadenhall Street London, EC3V 4AB
Category: British Cuisine

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

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant in the landmark Cheesegrater building in the City. Suspended above the 30-metre high open-air atrium, the restaurant can accommodate 190 guests across three dining rooms designed by Brady Williams. Much like the original BBR, the modern French Russian menu features locally sourced, seasonal produce cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. And yes, the restaurant does have the all-important 'press for Champagne' button at every table.
 
 
 

Cafe L'oscar Saint and Sinner Afternoon Tea

Opened 1st April 2019

Cafe L'oscar Saint and Sinner Afternoon Tea Opened 1st April 2019 Inspired by the L'oscar hotel's Baptist Bar, which is housed within a former chapel dating back to 1903, Café L'oscar takes on a Saint & Sinner theme for its decadent afternoon tea. Served against a richly decorated backdrop of mirrors, gilded panels, original art and a striking illuminated onyx bar, the afternoon tea commences with Religieuse buns followed by finger sandwiches filled with devilled chicken, rare roast beef and poached salmon. The suitably themed sweet treats include Adam and Eves pudding, Devils food cake and Saint Nectaire and blood orange cheesecake, and no afternoon tea is complete without traditional scones served with cream and jam. To wash it down, saints can choose from an extensive tea selection while sinners can sip on indulgent tea-based cocktails, including the Charon au champagne with Rooibos tea infused Ketel one, blood orange and champagne. 2019/04/01 Where:
Cafe L'oscar Saint and Sinner Afternoon Tea, L'oscar Hotel, 2-6 Southampton Row London, WC1B 4AA
Category: Afternoon Tea

Cafe L'oscar Saint and Sinner Afternoon Tea, L'oscar Hotel, 2-6 Southampton Row, London, WC1B 4AA

Tube: Holborn Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
Inspired by the L'oscar hotel's Baptist Bar, which is housed within a former chapel dating back to 1903, Café L'oscar takes on a Saint & Sinner theme for its decadent afternoon tea. Served against a richly decorated backdrop of mirrors, gilded panels, original art and a striking illuminated onyx bar, the afternoon tea commences with Religieuse buns followed by finger sandwiches filled with devilled chicken, rare roast beef and poached salmon. The suitably themed sweet treats include Adam and Eves pudding, Devils food cake and Saint Nectaire and blood orange cheesecake, and no afternoon tea is complete without traditional scones served with cream and jam. To wash it down, saints can choose from an extensive tea selection while sinners can sip on indulgent tea-based cocktails, including the Charon au champagne with Rooibos tea infused Ketel one, blood orange and champagne.
 
 
 

Flamboree

Opened 29th March 2019

Flamboree Opened 29th March 2019 Bringing a taste of Alsace to London, Flamboree offers a contemporary spin on the tarte flambee. This quintessential Alsace dish is bit like a pizza but with a wafer-thin light base. With no yeast, the bases are rolled then baked in 80 seconds in a custom gas-fired rotating deck oven. The result: a light and crispy base. For the toppings, the classic tarte flambee comes with Dingley Dell smoky bacon lardons, creme fraiche, red onions, Emmental, and herb aioli. But chef Neil Witney (previously Executive Chef of La Bodega Negra, Casa Negra, E&O) has come up with some unusual combinations, taken from his travels around the world. Highlights include Beware the Taliwang - roast chicken with spicy taliwang and Indonesian sweet soy sauce - The Royal Levantine (roasted peppers and aubergines) and The Great Veganer; coriander and lemon hummus with slow roast tomato. Finish with the sweet Flam-Smoree and you'll get a mix of dark chocolate sauce, white chocolate chips, smashed biscuit, marshmallow and a scoop of ice cream. O n the site of the original Bovril factory in Shoreditch, the 75 seat restaurant is fun and bright with a colour palette borrowed from the buildings in Alsace and Bovril posters on the walls. 2019/03/29 Where:
Flamboree, 154 Old Street London, EC1V 9BP
Category: French Cuisine

Flamboree, 154 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BP

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
Bringing a taste of Alsace to London, Flamboree offers a contemporary spin on the tarte flambee. This quintessential Alsace dish is bit like a pizza but with a wafer-thin light base. With no yeast, the bases are rolled then baked in 80 seconds in a custom gas-fired rotating deck oven. The result: a light and crispy base. For the toppings, the classic tarte flambee comes with Dingley Dell smoky bacon lardons, creme fraiche, red onions, Emmental, and herb aioli. But chef Neil Witney (previously Executive Chef of La Bodega Negra, Casa Negra, E&O) has come up with some unusual combinations, taken from his travels around the world. Highlights include Beware the Taliwang - roast chicken with spicy taliwang and Indonesian sweet soy sauce - The Royal Levantine (roasted peppers and aubergines) and The Great Veganer; coriander and lemon hummus with slow roast tomato. Finish with the sweet Flam-Smoree and you'll get a mix of dark chocolate sauce, white chocolate chips, smashed biscuit, marshmallow and a scoop of ice cream. O n the site of the original Bovril factory in Shoreditch, the 75 seat restaurant is fun and bright with a colour palette borrowed from the buildings in Alsace and Bovril posters on the walls.
 
 
 
 

Bambusa

Opened 27th March 2019

Bambusa Opened 27th March 2019 All day modern Asian cafe, Bambusa, on Charlotte Street is a casual grab-and-go coffee spot open for breakfast, coffee and lunch. Located in Fitzrovia, it's the first cafe by restaurateur Rohit Chugh, founder of Roti Chai (Marylebone) and Chai Ki in Canary Wharf, and features food he enjoyed when travelling and working in Japan, Singapore, Laos and across Asia. In dishes like ginger shoyu chicken and kimchi BBQ jackfruit, fermentation and umami are key with kimchi, miso and nam pla adding health benefits as well as depth of flavour. B reakfast options include sriracha egg scramble buns, omelette sliders and chia coconut yoghurt or fresh pastries from east London bakery Galeta. Grab a c offee and pastry, build your own breakfast and lunch to go or eat in - there's seating for up to ten - and take in the bamboo green tiles, polished plaster and hand-crafted metalwork. 2019/03/27 Where:
Bambusa, 6 Charlotte Street London, W1T 2LR
Category: Cafes and Delis

Bambusa, 6 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LR

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De Souza
All day modern Asian cafe, Bambusa, on Charlotte Street is a casual grab-and-go coffee spot open for breakfast, coffee and lunch. Located in Fitzrovia, it's the first cafe by restaurateur Rohit Chugh, founder of Roti Chai (Marylebone) and Chai Ki in Canary Wharf, and features food he enjoyed when travelling and working in Japan, Singapore, Laos and across Asia. In dishes like ginger shoyu chicken and kimchi BBQ jackfruit, fermentation and umami are key with kimchi, miso and nam pla adding health benefits as well as depth of flavour. B reakfast options include sriracha egg scramble buns, omelette sliders and chia coconut yoghurt or fresh pastries from east London bakery Galeta. Grab a c offee and pastry, build your own breakfast and lunch to go or eat in - there's seating for up to ten - and take in the bamboo green tiles, polished plaster and hand-crafted metalwork.
 
 
 

On The Bab Soho

Opened 20th March 2019

On The Bab Soho Opened 20th March 2019 Cult Korean street food restaurant On The Bab serves bibimbab, bao and the new Korean-style wrap - which has been especially created for Soho - by Linda Lee. Available to eat in or takeaway, the menu features street-food favourites including Kun Mandu dumplings, Yangyum Korean Fried Chicken and a new vegetarian dish exclusive to Soho, Dooboo Bab - tofu cooked in spicy gochujang sauce with Asian vegetables. One of four On The Bab restaurants in London, other locations can be found in Covent Garden, Shoreditch and St Paul's and Linda Lee also owns fine-dining Korean BBQ restaurant Koba in Fitzrovia. 2019/03/20 Where:
On The Bab Soho, 9a Archer Street London, W1D 7AX
Category: Korean Cuisine

On The Bab Soho, 9a Archer Street, London, W1D 7AX

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda Lee
Cult Korean street food restaurant On The Bab serves bibimbab, bao and the new Korean-style wrap - which has been especially created for Soho - by Linda Lee. Available to eat in or takeaway, the menu features street-food favourites including Kun Mandu dumplings, Yangyum Korean Fried Chicken and a new vegetarian dish exclusive to Soho, Dooboo Bab - tofu cooked in spicy gochujang sauce with Asian vegetables. One of four On The Bab restaurants in London, other locations can be found in Covent Garden, Shoreditch and St Paul's and Linda Lee also owns fine-dining Korean BBQ restaurant Koba in Fitzrovia.
 
 
 

Kanishka

Opened 18th March 2019

Kanishka Opened 18th March 2019 Atul Kochhar, the first Indian chef in the world to receive a Michelin star, launched his new venture in 2019 with the opening of Kanishka on Mayfair's Maddox Street. Created in partnership with Tina English, former commercial director of Cinnamon Club, the restaurant explores the lesser known regions of India with dishes that showcase the food of territories such as the Seven Sister States in the most eastern region of the country. Kochhar's cooking also explores the influences that neighbouring countries such as Nepal, China and Bangladesh have on the states. Signature dishes include the likes of Venison Kachela Maas, a Sikkim inspired venison tartare, and Seafood Alleppey Curry, a dish of pan seared seafood and coconut and turmeric sauce. The drinks are also a big part of the experience with a range of signature cocktails and more than 50 different whiskies to choose from, many of which have been sourced from India. 2019/03/18 Where:
Kanishka, 17-19 Maddox Street London, W1S 2QH
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Kanishka, 17-19 Maddox Street, London, W1S 2QH

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda Lee
Atul Kochhar, the first Indian chef in the world to receive a Michelin star, launched his new venture in 2019 with the opening of Kanishka on Mayfair's Maddox Street. Created in partnership with Tina English, former commercial director of Cinnamon Club, the restaurant explores the lesser known regions of India with dishes that showcase the food of territories such as the Seven Sister States in the most eastern region of the country. Kochhar's cooking also explores the influences that neighbouring countries such as Nepal, China and Bangladesh have on the states. Signature dishes include the likes of Venison Kachela Maas, a Sikkim inspired venison tartare, and Seafood Alleppey Curry, a dish of pan seared seafood and coconut and turmeric sauce. The drinks are also a big part of the experience with a range of signature cocktails and more than 50 different whiskies to choose from, many of which have been sourced from India.
 
 
 

Barullo

Opened spring 2019

Barullo Opened spring 2019 Barullo is the moment at a party when the host gives up trying to keep order and the fun really kicks off. It's this feeling of fun that chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey, of award-winning Catalan restaurant Rambla, aims to create at Barullo. His 64-cover Spanish restaurant at 19 Bevis Marks does this by creating a colourful corner of Spain in the City. Food from all over Spain, from classic tapas dishes to paella, can be enjoyed over a leisurely dinner or via lunch to take back to the office - the takeaway menu is available for collection and delivery. KFC 'Kiko Fried Chicken' - chicken dusted in roasted corn nuts, fried with an alegria pepper chutney - and paella with giant prawns and pork are just two examples from the concise menu. 2019/03/15 Where:
Barullo, 19 Bevis Marks London, EC3A 7JA
Category: Spanish Cuisine

Barullo, 19 Bevis Marks, London, EC3A 7JA

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda Lee
Barullo is the moment at a party when the host gives up trying to keep order and the fun really kicks off. It's this feeling of fun that chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey, of award-winning Catalan restaurant Rambla, aims to create at Barullo. His 64-cover Spanish restaurant at 19 Bevis Marks does this by creating a colourful corner of Spain in the City. Food from all over Spain, from classic tapas dishes to paella, can be enjoyed over a leisurely dinner or via lunch to take back to the office - the takeaway menu is available for collection and delivery. KFC 'Kiko Fried Chicken' - chicken dusted in roasted corn nuts, fried with an alegria pepper chutney - and paella with giant prawns and pork are just two examples from the concise menu.
 
 
 

Near & Far Camden

Opened 15th March 2019

Near & Far Camden Opened 15th March 2019 The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout and The Good Mixer is the biggest. This Camden flagship, set over four floors, has room for 180 making it the big sister to sites in Peckham Levels and Angel. Palm Springs sets the tone with pastel hues, lush greens, desert shades, palm trees and cacti filling the interior. Opposite The Stables and the Roundhouse, Near & Far Camden has a lounge area, two bars and a covered roof terrace open all year round offering a relaxing haven from the bustle of Camden town. The cocktail menu is inspired by world travels while Mexican street food is served daily by Alex Hutton's pop-up kitchen Elote. Open seven days a week, with a late licence until 2am Thursdays to Saturdays, Near & Far is a perfect weekend party destination with DJs playing Latin and Balearic house and laid back disco. 2019/03/15 Where:
Near & Far Camden, 48 Chalk Farm Road London, NW1 8AJ
Category: Bars

Near & Far Camden, 48 Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AJ

Tube: Chalk Farm Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda Lee
The third Near & Far from the group behind The Magic Roundabout and The Good Mixer is the biggest. This Camden flagship, set over four floors, has room for 180 making it the big sister to sites in Peckham Levels and Angel. Palm Springs sets the tone with pastel hues, lush greens, desert shades, palm trees and cacti filling the interior. Opposite The Stables and the Roundhouse, Near & Far Camden has a lounge area, two bars and a covered roof terrace open all year round offering a relaxing haven from the bustle of Camden town. The cocktail menu is inspired by world travels while Mexican street food is served daily by Alex Hutton's pop-up kitchen Elote. Open seven days a week, with a late licence until 2am Thursdays to Saturdays, Near & Far is a perfect weekend party destination with DJs playing Latin and Balearic house and laid back disco.
 
 
 
 

Orasay

Opened March 2019

Orasay Opened March 2019 Following the success of St Leonards, former Brunswick House chefs Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer take inspiration from the western isles of Scotland, where Jackson spends his summers, for this 50 seat restaurant in Notting Hill. With a strong emphasis on seafood, the menu lists oysters, langoustine, scallops, razor clams, crabs and lobster - all native to the Hebrides and flown down daily. Simple, approachable dishes are the order of the day, served with leaves, vegetables, honey and eggs from their organic farm in West Sussex. A wine list of around 60 bins of excellent reds and whites from Burgundy and Northern Italy is supplemented by glass and carafe wines served via taps and kegs, preserving the quality of fresh, young wines. 2019/03/15 Where:
Orasay, 31 Kensington Park Road London, W11 2EU
Category: Fish and Seafood

Orasay, 31 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU

Tube: Ladbroke Grove Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer
Following the success of St Leonards, former Brunswick House chefs Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer take inspiration from the western isles of Scotland, where Jackson spends his summers, for this 50 seat restaurant in Notting Hill. With a strong emphasis on seafood, the menu lists oysters, langoustine, scallops, razor clams, crabs and lobster - all native to the Hebrides and flown down daily. Simple, approachable dishes are the order of the day, served with leaves, vegetables, honey and eggs from their organic farm in West Sussex. A wine list of around 60 bins of excellent reds and whites from Burgundy and Northern Italy is supplemented by glass and carafe wines served via taps and kegs, preserving the quality of fresh, young wines.
 
 
 

Peggy Porschen Chelsea

Opened 11th March 2019

Peggy Porschen Chelsea Opened 11th March 2019 Pretty-in-pink cake cafe Peggy Porschen has added a second outlet, with this Chelsea shop at 219 King's Road joining the original in Belgravia - whose pink facade and seasonal floral displays have attracted 375k followers on Instagram. Founded by cake maker to the stars Peggy Porschen and husband Bryn Morrow, the Chelsea cafe is elegant and contemporary with a private event space. It combines freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and layer cakes with beautiful, picture-perfect interiors in keeping with the brand's romantic look. Changing with the seasons, Love Heart cupcakes are topped with a heart for Valentine's Day while strawberry rhubarb and rose cupcakes come with a bunny or pink tulip design for Easter. Open for morning coffee and croissants through to evening drinks in the Pink Peony Bar, the cafe offers seasonally inspired menus across two floors and each room has its own unique sweet and savoury offering. The pretty All Day Dining in the Salon gets a full savoury menu from spring/summer 2019, along with extended opening hours to 10pm. 2019/03/11 Where:
Peggy Porschen Chelsea, 219 King's Road London, SW3 5EJ
Category: Delicatessens

Peggy Porschen Chelsea, 219 King's Road, London, SW3 5EJ

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer
Pretty-in-pink cake cafe Peggy Porschen has added a second outlet, with this Chelsea shop at 219 King's Road joining the original in Belgravia - whose pink facade and seasonal floral displays have attracted 375k followers on Instagram. Founded by cake maker to the stars Peggy Porschen and husband Bryn Morrow, the Chelsea cafe is elegant and contemporary with a private event space. It combines freshly baked cupcakes, cookies and layer cakes with beautiful, picture-perfect interiors in keeping with the brand's romantic look. Changing with the seasons, Love Heart cupcakes are topped with a heart for Valentine's Day while strawberry rhubarb and rose cupcakes come with a bunny or pink tulip design for Easter. Open for morning coffee and croissants through to evening drinks in the Pink Peony Bar, the cafe offers seasonally inspired menus across two floors and each room has its own unique sweet and savoury offering. The pretty All Day Dining in the Salon gets a full savoury menu from spring/summer 2019, along with extended opening hours to 10pm.
 
 
 

Lost Society

Opened 5th March 2019

Lost Society Opened 5th March 2019 Late night South London hotspot Lost Society has moved to Battersea and the makeover has given it a roaring '20s inspired art deco design with Instagram opportunities around every corner - from the photo ready, pretty-in-pink loos to neon angel wings. The former owners, managers, bartenders, DJs, and doormen have all reunited to bring the back the decadence, dining and dancing of the original Lost Society on Wandsworth Road. The spacious outdoor area is a botanical oasis complete with a covered terrace and outdoor bar, creating the perfect space to wine and dine regardless of the weather. Food and drinks menus list cocktails, burgers and vegan options, DJs play house, funk, and classic hip hop on weekends and you can recover from Friday and Saturday night's antics at the Battersea brunch club every Saturday and Sunday when hearty meals, bottomless bubbles and uplifting tunes are served. 2019/03/05 Where:
Lost Society, 339 Battersea Park Road London, SW11 4LS
Category: Bars

Lost Society, 339 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 4LS

Tube: Clapham Common Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer
Late night South London hotspot Lost Society has moved to Battersea and the makeover has given it a roaring '20s inspired art deco design with Instagram opportunities around every corner - from the photo ready, pretty-in-pink loos to neon angel wings. The former owners, managers, bartenders, DJs, and doormen have all reunited to bring the back the decadence, dining and dancing of the original Lost Society on Wandsworth Road. The spacious outdoor area is a botanical oasis complete with a covered terrace and outdoor bar, creating the perfect space to wine and dine regardless of the weather. Food and drinks menus list cocktails, burgers and vegan options, DJs play house, funk, and classic hip hop on weekends and you can recover from Friday and Saturday night's antics at the Battersea brunch club every Saturday and Sunday when hearty meals, bottomless bubbles and uplifting tunes are served.
 
 
 

Slug and Lettuce Minories

Opened 4th March 2019

Slug and Lettuce Minories Opened 4th March 2019 It started in 1984, when Hugh Corbett opened the first Slug and Lettuce in Islington and created a new, female friendly pub with bright, open spaces and vases of flowers on the light oak tables. The chain of bars has moved with the times and at this Slug and Lettuce l ocated on Minories, gave what used to be Abbey bar a half-a-million pound facelift in 2019. Bold prints, touches of neon and flashes of gold give the place a modern feel. In the heart of Tower Hill and just around the corner from Aldgate Station, the venue offers new birdcage seating areas and caters for everything from a from girls' nights out to hen parties, a breakfast meeting or birthday. Book in for a cocktail masterclass or reserve the mezzanine VIP area for an extra-glam experience. 2019/03/04 Where:
Slug and Lettuce Minories, St Clare House 30-33, Minories London, EC3N 1DD
Category: Bars

Slug and Lettuce Minories, St Clare House 30-33, Minories, London, EC3N 1DD

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson Boxer
It started in 1984, when Hugh Corbett opened the first Slug and Lettuce in Islington and created a new, female friendly pub with bright, open spaces and vases of flowers on the light oak tables. The chain of bars has moved with the times and at this Slug and Lettuce l ocated on Minories, gave what used to be Abbey bar a half-a-million pound facelift in 2019. Bold prints, touches of neon and flashes of gold give the place a modern feel. In the heart of Tower Hill and just around the corner from Aldgate Station, the venue offers new birdcage seating areas and caters for everything from a from girls' nights out to hen parties, a breakfast meeting or birthday. Book in for a cocktail masterclass or reserve the mezzanine VIP area for an extra-glam experience.
 
 
 

Adam Handling Chelsea

Opened 28th February 2019

Adam Handling Chelsea Opened 28th February 2019 Adam Handling, the award-winning chef behind the Frog restaurants in Hoxton and Covent Garden, has his biggest project to date with Adam Handling Chelsea , the main restaurant within the Belmond Cadogan Hotel. A year in the making, t he 45-seat restaurant takes a sustainable approach to cooking and dishes like lamb Wellington have been created with destination diners, hotel guests, and locals in mind. The menu, larger than those at any of Adam's other Frog restaurants, is 'inspired by London' and uses quality ingredients from across the British Isles. A large, open kitchen and counter dining alongside the main restaurant area are part of the design, created by Adam in collaboration with Russell Sage Studio, which includes artworks by Katy Jade Dobson, whose paintings already feature in Adam's Hoxton bar, Iron Stag. Adam is not only looking after the main restaurant, but the entire food and beverage offering throughout the luxury hotel and the two-hour afternoon tea promises to be something special. 2019/02/28 Where:
Adam Handling Chelsea, 75 Sloane Street London, SW1X 9SG
Category: British Cuisine

Adam Handling Chelsea, 75 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9SG

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim Green
Adam Handling, the award-winning chef behind the Frog restaurants in Hoxton and Covent Garden, has his biggest project to date with Adam Handling Chelsea , the main restaurant within the Belmond Cadogan Hotel. A year in the making, t he 45-seat restaurant takes a sustainable approach to cooking and dishes like lamb Wellington have been created with destination diners, hotel guests, and locals in mind. The menu, larger than those at any of Adam's other Frog restaurants, is 'inspired by London' and uses quality ingredients from across the British Isles. A large, open kitchen and counter dining alongside the main restaurant area are part of the design, created by Adam in collaboration with Russell Sage Studio, which includes artworks by Katy Jade Dobson, whose paintings already feature in Adam's Hoxton bar, Iron Stag. Adam is not only looking after the main restaurant, but the entire food and beverage offering throughout the luxury hotel and the two-hour afternoon tea promises to be something special.
 
 
 
 

The Perky Nel

Opened 28th February 2019

The Perky Nel Opened 28th February 2019 Neighbourhood pub The Perky Nel combines a large bar and dining space with British food and traditional pub drinks from local suppliers and producers. Just down the road from Clapham South underground station, the pub has an impressive front terrace, perfect for drinks overlooking the Common. Live entertainment and sports are also part of the package with a dedicated sports area where all the latest games are shown on giant screens. A decent local, offering everything from pub quizzes to seasonal parties, The Perky Nel is the second Clapham location for south London based independent pub group Livelyhood, joining sister venue The Clapham North which underwent a large refurbishment in 2018. The Livelyhood family also includes The Regent in Balham, The Old Frizzle (Wimbledon), The Mere Scribbler (Streatham) and The Faber Fox in Crystal Palace. 2019/02/28 Where:
The Perky Nel, 7-8 Cavendish Parade London, SW4 9DW
Category: Pubs

The Perky Nel, 7-8 Cavendish Parade, London, SW4 9DW

Tube: Clapham South Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim Green
Neighbourhood pub The Perky Nel combines a large bar and dining space with British food and traditional pub drinks from local suppliers and producers. Just down the road from Clapham South underground station, the pub has an impressive front terrace, perfect for drinks overlooking the Common. Live entertainment and sports are also part of the package with a dedicated sports area where all the latest games are shown on giant screens. A decent local, offering everything from pub quizzes to seasonal parties, The Perky Nel is the second Clapham location for south London based independent pub group Livelyhood, joining sister venue The Clapham North which underwent a large refurbishment in 2018. The Livelyhood family also includes The Regent in Balham, The Old Frizzle (Wimbledon), The Mere Scribbler (Streatham) and The Faber Fox in Crystal Palace.
 
 
 

Second Home London Fields

Opened February 2019

Second Home London Fields Opened February 2019 2019/02/25 Where:
Second Home London Fields, 125-127 Mare Street London, E8 3SJ
Category:

Second Home London Fields, 125-127 Mare Street, London, E8 3SJ

Tube: Bethnal Green Underground Station

 
 
 
 
 

VIVI

Opened 25th February 2019

VIVI Opened 25th February 2019 Inspired by the 1960s, echoing Centre Point's 1966 completion, the menu at VIVI is unashamedly nostalgic British comfort food. Housed in the distinctive 385 foot tall building in Oxford Street, VIVI is an all day restaurant at Centre Point, occupying the main floor of the bridge link overlooking the square and Oxford Street. Run by rhubarb (who also do the food at the Sky Garden, Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall and Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery), the restaurant serves modern versions of favourite old school dishes like chicken a la king, putting sauteed chicken, mushrooms, cream and white wine with hot biscuits. Cauliflower cheese croquettes with slow roasted tomatoes and Lea & Perrins sauce is best followed by banana splits to share. Divided into four areas, VIVI includes: a bar serving cocktails paired to the bites menu; a dining area where you can get an all-day British menu of modernised classics; VIVI Liquid Lounge for power shakes and superfood shots; and VIVI Gallery, serving an express menu of small bites as well as leisurely afternoon teas - with views over New Oxford Street. 2019/02/25 Where:
VIVI, Centre Point, New Oxford Street, 11 St Giles Square London, WC2H 8AP
Category: British Cuisine

VIVI, Centre Point, New Oxford Street, 11 St Giles Square, London, WC2H 8AP

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim Green
Inspired by the 1960s, echoing Centre Point's 1966 completion, the menu at VIVI is unashamedly nostalgic British comfort food. Housed in the distinctive 385 foot tall building in Oxford Street, VIVI is an all day restaurant at Centre Point, occupying the main floor of the bridge link overlooking the square and Oxford Street. Run by rhubarb (who also do the food at the Sky Garden, Verdi Italian Kitchen at the Royal Albert Hall and Gallery Mess at the Saatchi Gallery), the restaurant serves modern versions of favourite old school dishes like chicken a la king, putting sauteed chicken, mushrooms, cream and white wine with hot biscuits. Cauliflower cheese croquettes with slow roasted tomatoes and Lea & Perrins sauce is best followed by banana splits to share. Divided into four areas, VIVI includes: a bar serving cocktails paired to the bites menu; a dining area where you can get an all-day British menu of modernised classics; VIVI Liquid Lounge for power shakes and superfood shots; and VIVI Gallery, serving an express menu of small bites as well as leisurely afternoon teas - with views over New Oxford Street.
 
 
 

Gloria

Opened 22nd February 2019

Gloria Opened 22nd February 2019 Victor Lugger, Tigrane Seydoux, and the team behind La Felicita and Pink Mamma in Paris launch in London with this Big Mamma of an Italian trattoria, Gloria. With the look and feel of Capri in the 1970s, the dining room is full of decadent Carrera marble, greenery and antique Italian ceramics. The two-floor Shoreditch restaurant also includes a private wine room, filled with 3,000 bottles of Italian wines. Downstairs, mirrored ceilings and velour banquettes are dotted around a sunken kitchen. Italian classics like La Gran Cacio e Pepe, served in a whole wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and retro puddings like profiterole Napoletana fill the menu - and it's open till 2am at weekends. 2019/02/22 Where:
Gloria, 54-56 Great Eastern Street London, EC2A 3QR
Category: Italian Cuisine

Gloria, 54-56 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3QR

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome Galland
Victor Lugger, Tigrane Seydoux, and the team behind La Felicita and Pink Mamma in Paris launch in London with this Big Mamma of an Italian trattoria, Gloria. With the look and feel of Capri in the 1970s, the dining room is full of decadent Carrera marble, greenery and antique Italian ceramics. The two-floor Shoreditch restaurant also includes a private wine room, filled with 3,000 bottles of Italian wines. Downstairs, mirrored ceilings and velour banquettes are dotted around a sunken kitchen. Italian classics like La Gran Cacio e Pepe, served in a whole wheel of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and retro puddings like profiterole Napoletana fill the menu - and it's open till 2am at weekends.
 
 
 

A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery

Opened February 2019

A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery Opened February 2019 This Marylebone restaurant, bar and bakery is the debut venture from Kelly Landesberg. Housed in an opulent space, decorated with hand-painted silk wallpaper, mother of pearl floors and plush velvet low lit seating, A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery takes inspiration from the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean and California. In the restaurant bar you can enjoy fresh juice spiked cocktails and there's private dining 'snug' area. Downstairs, the bakery focuses on bakes free from refined sugar, including pastries, breads, bespoke cakes and Kelly's favourite Cholla loaf - a traditional Jewish braided bread eaten on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. The team of talented chefs include the executive head chef and pastry chef from The Arts Club - the bakery has the backing of co-founder Jai Waney - with Kostas Rampias, former Head Chef at Momo's leading the kitchen. 2019/02/15 Where:
A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery, 52-55 Dorset Street London, W1U 7NH
Category: French Cuisine

A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery, 52-55 Dorset Street, London, W1U 7NH

Tube: Baker Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome Galland
This Marylebone restaurant, bar and bakery is the debut venture from Kelly Landesberg. Housed in an opulent space, decorated with hand-painted silk wallpaper, mother of pearl floors and plush velvet low lit seating, A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery takes inspiration from the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean and California. In the restaurant bar you can enjoy fresh juice spiked cocktails and there's private dining 'snug' area. Downstairs, the bakery focuses on bakes free from refined sugar, including pastries, breads, bespoke cakes and Kelly's favourite Cholla loaf - a traditional Jewish braided bread eaten on the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. The team of talented chefs include the executive head chef and pastry chef from The Arts Club - the bakery has the backing of co-founder Jai Waney - with Kostas Rampias, former Head Chef at Momo's leading the kitchen.
 
 
 
 

Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf

Opened February 2019

Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf Opened February 2019 Set up by LA based celebrity trainer Barry Jay in 1998, Barry's Bootcamp is a one-stop cardio and strength training workout. T he original Barry's class is a mix of running and weights - 25 minutes of cardiovascular work on the treadmill and 25 minutes of strength training on the floor. The music, the signature red lights and t he instructors are all designed to push you to do a full and effective high-intensity workout. Each class is different so you'll never have the same routine to help banish boredom or gym fatigue. There is also a Double Floor class for those days you can't run or just can't face the treadmill. Barry's Bootcamp was one of the first boutique group fitness studios. It launched in London back in 2013 and continues to expand, opening its fifth London studio, Barry's Canary Wharf in Crossrail Place in February 2019. The studio includes changing rooms with luxury products and a free towel service as well as Barry's Fuel Bar for nutritious post-workout protein shakes. 2019/02/15 Where:
Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf, 1 Crossrail Place, Level Minus 2 London, E14 5AR
Category:

Barry's Bootcamp Canary Wharf, 1 Crossrail Place, Level Minus 2, London, E14 5AR

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome Galland
Set up by LA based celebrity trainer Barry Jay in 1998, Barry's Bootcamp is a one-stop cardio and strength training workout. T he original Barry's class is a mix of running and weights - 25 minutes of cardiovascular work on the treadmill and 25 minutes of strength training on the floor. The music, the signature red lights and t he instructors are all designed to push you to do a full and effective high-intensity workout. Each class is different so you'll never have the same routine to help banish boredom or gym fatigue. There is also a Double Floor class for those days you can't run or just can't face the treadmill. Barry's Bootcamp was one of the first boutique group fitness studios. It launched in London back in 2013 and continues to expand, opening its fifth London studio, Barry's Canary Wharf in Crossrail Place in February 2019. The studio includes changing rooms with luxury products and a free towel service as well as Barry's Fuel Bar for nutritious post-workout protein shakes.
 
 
 

Numnum

Opened February 2019

Numnum Opened February 2019 After a successful pop up in Brick Lane, modern Chinese restaurant numnum has set up shop in Southwark, just a two-minute walk from the station. Specialising in Southern Chinese wok dishes , noodle, rice and roasted mains like wonton noodle soup and roasted chicken are served with side dishes. Delicious homemade broths are made from scratch by Chinese chefs from different regions of Southern China. The short menu, which reflects the chefs' regional differences, changes to use seasonal ingredients and with just five mains, the chefs can focus on doing a few dishes well. You can eat in at the the 40 cover no-reservations restaurant, take out or order via Deliveroo and Ubereats. 2019/02/15 Where:
Numnum, 81 Scoresby Street London, SE1 0NX
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Numnum, 81 Scoresby Street, London, SE1 0NX

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome Galland
After a successful pop up in Brick Lane, modern Chinese restaurant numnum has set up shop in Southwark, just a two-minute walk from the station. Specialising in Southern Chinese wok dishes , noodle, rice and roasted mains like wonton noodle soup and roasted chicken are served with side dishes. Delicious homemade broths are made from scratch by Chinese chefs from different regions of Southern China. The short menu, which reflects the chefs' regional differences, changes to use seasonal ingredients and with just five mains, the chefs can focus on doing a few dishes well. You can eat in at the the 40 cover no-reservations restaurant, take out or order via Deliveroo and Ubereats.
 
 
 

The Garden at 120

Opened 15th February 2019

The Garden at 120 Opened 15th February 2019 Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses M&G's headquarters. So far, so ho hum. But what marks it out from the other skyscrapers is up on the 15th floor: The Garden at 120. Like the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, this lofty urban oasis is a free-to-access, open-to-all public roof garden and offers wonderful views of the city. Designed with German landscape architects Latz + Partner, the roof garden is planted with pink roses and wisteria which climbs up the steel pergola canopies. One floor down, on level 14, is a restaurant run by the D&D Group, who also own the German Gymnasium in King's Cross and 40 other UK restaurants. 2019/02/15 Where:
The Garden at 120, 120 Fenchurch Street London, EC3M 5BA
Category: Parks and Gardens

The Garden at 120, 120 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M 5BA

Tube: Tower Hill Station, Monument Station, Aldgate Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome Galland
Owned by Italy's largest insurance firm, Generali, and designed by Eric Parry Architects, Fen Court is a fifteen story state-of-the-art office block which houses M&G's headquarters. So far, so ho hum. But what marks it out from the other skyscrapers is up on the 15th floor: The Garden at 120. Like the Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street, this lofty urban oasis is a free-to-access, open-to-all public roof garden and offers wonderful views of the city. Designed with German landscape architects Latz + Partner, the roof garden is planted with pink roses and wisteria which climbs up the steel pergola canopies. One floor down, on level 14, is a restaurant run by the D&D Group, who also own the German Gymnasium in King's Cross and 40 other UK restaurants.
 
 
 

EartH Kitchen

Opened 12th February 2019

EartH Kitchen Opened 12th February 2019 Housed in an old art deco cinema in Dalston, EartH Kitchen is a sunny, 150-seat restaurant with polished plaster walls . A neighbourhood-style restaurant on the building's first floor of multi-arts space Evolutionary Arts Hackney, or EartH for short, it has been set up by Auro Foxcroft, founder of Village Underground, and Chris Gillard, previously executive chef at the St. John Group. Food is seasonal and good quality with small plates of griddled mackerel and pork and duck rillettes or slow roast lamb breast and vegan dishes like crispy polenta for something larger. Steel windows face onto Kingsland Road there's a beautiful sculptural mirrored ceiling while melamine-topped tables give a pop of bright colour. Music is an important part of the whole arts centre and the restaurant joins in with Thursday jazz nights and Sunday DJ sets. In the cocktail bar, manager Toni Castillo, also formerly of St. John, oversees a list of wines with a European focus and mixes classic cocktails made with seasonal ingredients. 2019/02/12 Where:
EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Road London, N16 8BH
Category: British Cuisine

EartH Kitchen, 11-17 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom Bowles
Housed in an old art deco cinema in Dalston, EartH Kitchen is a sunny, 150-seat restaurant with polished plaster walls . A neighbourhood-style restaurant on the building's first floor of multi-arts space Evolutionary Arts Hackney, or EartH for short, it has been set up by Auro Foxcroft, founder of Village Underground, and Chris Gillard, previously executive chef at the St. John Group. Food is seasonal and good quality with small plates of griddled mackerel and pork and duck rillettes or slow roast lamb breast and vegan dishes like crispy polenta for something larger. Steel windows face onto Kingsland Road there's a beautiful sculptural mirrored ceiling while melamine-topped tables give a pop of bright colour. Music is an important part of the whole arts centre and the restaurant joins in with Thursday jazz nights and Sunday DJ sets. In the cocktail bar, manager Toni Castillo, also formerly of St. John, oversees a list of wines with a European focus and mixes classic cocktails made with seasonal ingredients.
 
 
 

Ninth Life

Opened 10th February 2019

Ninth Life Opened 10th February 2019 Giving Catford's oldest pub a new lease of life, Ninth Life adds live music, a food market and a nine-room immersive theatre space to create a pub with a festival vibe. Art projects and local film screenings, games nights and drag-queen bingo are all part of the programming as well as daytime showcases from local youth groups, graffiti festivals, spoken word and art exhibitions. L ed by Creative Director Dr Claire MacNeill, the cultural community is at the heart of this refurbished pub. Its packed events programme makes the pub a local creative hub for South-East London. E xpect seasonal daily specials, locally sourced tipples (including Laine beer, Brockley Brewery and Village Brewery) and on Sundays there's a focus on traditional roasts served with up with an afternoon of live music. The Street Food Union market serves quality cheap eats from street food traders on a regularly changing rotation so there's always be something new to try. 2019/02/10 Where:
Ninth Life, 167 Rushey Green London, SE6 4BD
Category: Nightclubs

Ninth Life, 167 Rushey Green, London, SE6 4BD

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom Bowles
Giving Catford's oldest pub a new lease of life, Ninth Life adds live music, a food market and a nine-room immersive theatre space to create a pub with a festival vibe. Art projects and local film screenings, games nights and drag-queen bingo are all part of the programming as well as daytime showcases from local youth groups, graffiti festivals, spoken word and art exhibitions. L ed by Creative Director Dr Claire MacNeill, the cultural community is at the heart of this refurbished pub. Its packed events programme makes the pub a local creative hub for South-East London. E xpect seasonal daily specials, locally sourced tipples (including Laine beer, Brockley Brewery and Village Brewery) and on Sundays there's a focus on traditional roasts served with up with an afternoon of live music. The Street Food Union market serves quality cheap eats from street food traders on a regularly changing rotation so there's always be something new to try.
 
 
 
 

W12 Studios

Opened 7th February 2019

W12 Studios Opened 7th February 2019 A creative, communal space with room for 450, W12 Studios combines street food with music and a late licence, all in the old home of the BBC in White City Place. Partnering with Feast-it, there are two rotating kitchens. First on the line-up for the opening month of February 2019 is Cue Point, a barbecue specialist founded by previous Head Chef of Pitt Cue, Joshua Moroney, and The Piadina Project, offering thin Italian 'Piadina' flatbreads filled with fried chicken and hash browns, pancetta, Italian soft cheeses and pesto mayo. Next, in March, comes Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, serving West African food. The music programme is centred on emerging artists, live acoustic sessions, resident DJs and curated playlists. So expect soulful sessions, live gigs, club nights, disco brunches and open mic nights. Confirmed acts include Max Rad, Quiet Man, Tommy Gold, Finn Foxell and P-rallel. Added to all that are craft beers, quality wines and cool cocktails plus it stays open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights. 2019/02/07 Where:
W12 Studios, 95 Wood Lane, White City Place London, W12 7TU
Category:

W12 Studios, 95 Wood Lane, White City Place, London, W12 7TU

Tube: White City Station, Wood Lane Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom Bowles
A creative, communal space with room for 450, W12 Studios combines street food with music and a late licence, all in the old home of the BBC in White City Place. Partnering with Feast-it, there are two rotating kitchens. First on the line-up for the opening month of February 2019 is Cue Point, a barbecue specialist founded by previous Head Chef of Pitt Cue, Joshua Moroney, and The Piadina Project, offering thin Italian 'Piadina' flatbreads filled with fried chicken and hash browns, pancetta, Italian soft cheeses and pesto mayo. Next, in March, comes Zoe's Ghana Kitchen, serving West African food. The music programme is centred on emerging artists, live acoustic sessions, resident DJs and curated playlists. So expect soulful sessions, live gigs, club nights, disco brunches and open mic nights. Confirmed acts include Max Rad, Quiet Man, Tommy Gold, Finn Foxell and P-rallel. Added to all that are craft beers, quality wines and cool cocktails plus it stays open until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.
 
 
 

The Oak SW11

Opened 5th February 2019

The Oak SW11 Opened 5th February 2019 The fourth site from Out of The Woods Restaurant Group, which also owns The Oak W2 in Notting Hill, The Bird in Hand in Brook Green and The Oak W12 on Goldhawk Road. Best known for their excellent wood-fire pizzas, the menu at The Oak SW11 in Battersea includes eight pizzette (miniature pizzas) - oven cooked pizzas are just the right balance of quality toppings and bubbling crust. The rest of the menu offers Mediterranean dishes designed for sharing. These include seaweed-coated tuna, pappardelle with beef shin ragu and rolled lamb breast. Design is overseen by founder Jasper Gorst, who has put in dark and light oak herringbone table tops, emerald green banquette seating and a statement marble table for up to 14 as the central piece. White stools at the long white marble bar, decorative tiles and bronzed pendant lighting add to the stylish look. Sleek white oak flooring leads to the mezzanine level overlooking the restaurant, which opens onto Ransome's Dock in the summer, making the most of the restaurant's location on the south bank of the Thames, adjacent to Battersea Park. 2019/02/05 Where:
The Oak SW11, 39 Parkgate Road London, SW11 4NP
Category:

The Oak SW11, 39 Parkgate Road, London, SW11 4NP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom Bowles
The fourth site from Out of The Woods Restaurant Group, which also owns The Oak W2 in Notting Hill, The Bird in Hand in Brook Green and The Oak W12 on Goldhawk Road. Best known for their excellent wood-fire pizzas, the menu at The Oak SW11 in Battersea includes eight pizzette (miniature pizzas) - oven cooked pizzas are just the right balance of quality toppings and bubbling crust. The rest of the menu offers Mediterranean dishes designed for sharing. These include seaweed-coated tuna, pappardelle with beef shin ragu and rolled lamb breast. Design is overseen by founder Jasper Gorst, who has put in dark and light oak herringbone table tops, emerald green banquette seating and a statement marble table for up to 14 as the central piece. White stools at the long white marble bar, decorative tiles and bronzed pendant lighting add to the stylish look. Sleek white oak flooring leads to the mezzanine level overlooking the restaurant, which opens onto Ransome's Dock in the summer, making the most of the restaurant's location on the south bank of the Thames, adjacent to Battersea Park.
 
 
 

The Nadler Covent Garden

Opened 4th February 2019

The Nadler Covent Garden Opened 4th February 2019 Spread over six floors and offering views over the Strand, The Nadler Covent Garden is a 57-room hotel with stylish and thoughtfully designed rooms, housed within a beautifully restored Edwardian building. A short walk from Charing Cross and Covent Garden stations, the hotel offers little extras like a 'fridge fill' service where you can have a bottle of Champagne (or any other items) placed ready in the in-room mini kitchen fridge. The communal lounge area is a comfortable place to enjoy a drink before heading out to the nearby restaurants, bars, shops and theatres. Some of the building's original features have been expertly restored offset by fabrics from the Isle of Bute and Paul Smith lamps. Many rooms come with balcony and some with a private terrace while all are equipped with ultra-fast Wi-Fi, comfy pocket-sprung beds, interactive TVs, desks and a mini kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine. The fifth property in the Nadler Hotels group, you can find sister hotels in Kensington, Victoria and Soho. 2019/02/04 Where:
The Nadler Covent Garden, 51 Bedford Street London, WC2R 0PZ
Category: New Hotels

The Nadler Covent Garden, 51 Bedford Street, London, WC2R 0PZ

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room
Spread over six floors and offering views over the Strand, The Nadler Covent Garden is a 57-room hotel with stylish and thoughtfully designed rooms, housed within a beautifully restored Edwardian building. A short walk from Charing Cross and Covent Garden stations, the hotel offers little extras like a 'fridge fill' service where you can have a bottle of Champagne (or any other items) placed ready in the in-room mini kitchen fridge. The communal lounge area is a comfortable place to enjoy a drink before heading out to the nearby restaurants, bars, shops and theatres. Some of the building's original features have been expertly restored offset by fabrics from the Isle of Bute and Paul Smith lamps. Many rooms come with balcony and some with a private terrace while all are equipped with ultra-fast Wi-Fi, comfy pocket-sprung beds, interactive TVs, desks and a mini kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine. The fifth property in the Nadler Hotels group, you can find sister hotels in Kensington, Victoria and Soho.
 
 
 

Vintry & Mercer Hotel

Opened 4th February 2019

Vintry & Mercer Hotel Opened 4th February 2019 Among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets of the City, you'll find Vintry & Mercer, a hotel with 92 rooms and suites, a roof terrace, all-day restaurant, underground speakeasy and its own fitness studio. Taking inspiration from the historic trading guilds of the area, plush velvet curtains, bespoke fabrics and leather door handles to the rooms are a nod to the merchant taylors who used to trade their wares on the nearby streets. The name comes from the historic trading guilds of the area. Vintry references the wine merchants while Mercer recalls the textile sellers who specialised in fine silks and damasks. Mediterranean dishes are served in Vintry Kitchen on the ground floor, while sustainably sourced meat and fish from the British Isles are a speciality at Mercer Roof Terrace with views overlooking the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. Hidden away beneath is Do Not Disturb, a discreet, late night underground speakeasy cocktail bar taking inspiration from the clandestine bars of 1920s New York. 2019/02/04 Where:
Vintry & Mercer Hotel, 19-20 Garlick Hill London, EC4V 2AU
Category: New Hotels

Vintry & Mercer Hotel, 19-20 Garlick Hill, London, EC4V 2AU

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy Murrell
Among the livery halls, guilds and narrow streets of the City, you'll find Vintry & Mercer, a hotel with 92 rooms and suites, a roof terrace, all-day restaurant, underground speakeasy and its own fitness studio. Taking inspiration from the historic trading guilds of the area, plush velvet curtains, bespoke fabrics and leather door handles to the rooms are a nod to the merchant taylors who used to trade their wares on the nearby streets. The name comes from the historic trading guilds of the area. Vintry references the wine merchants while Mercer recalls the textile sellers who specialised in fine silks and damasks. Mediterranean dishes are served in Vintry Kitchen on the ground floor, while sustainably sourced meat and fish from the British Isles are a speciality at Mercer Roof Terrace with views overlooking the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. Hidden away beneath is Do Not Disturb, a discreet, late night underground speakeasy cocktail bar taking inspiration from the clandestine bars of 1920s New York.
 
 
 

Yeni Soho

Opened 4th February 2019

Yeni Soho Opened 4th February 2019 Six years after setting up Yeni Lokanta in Istanbul, founding partners Cem Bilge and chef Civan Er bring Yeni to Beak Street in February 2019. 'Yeni Lokanta' which translates as 'New Eatery', reflects Istanbul's rich heritage as the meeting point of Asia and Europe which means you get everything from the koftes and street food to traditional meyhanes of seasonal fish and vegetables on the menu, served with wine and raki. The original restaurant in Istanbul has a loyal following - Civan was awarded GQ and Time Out's Chef of the Year in 2014 - and you can see what the fuss is about when you try Yeni's famed oven-roasted ribs and octopus with 'salty fingers' from the josper grill. Enjoy vegetables braised in olive oil and aubergine filled manti with goats yoghurt while surrounded by floral motif Levantine tiles and hand blown glass chandeliers from craftsmen across Istanbul. Sea green tiles top the tables and the solid Onyx wall behind the bar reflects the soft glow of the old market town. 2019/02/04 Where:
Yeni Soho, 55 Beak Street London, W1F 9SH
Category: Turkish Cuisine

Yeni Soho, 55 Beak Street, London, W1F 9SH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
Six years after setting up Yeni Lokanta in Istanbul, founding partners Cem Bilge and chef Civan Er bring Yeni to Beak Street in February 2019. 'Yeni Lokanta' which translates as 'New Eatery', reflects Istanbul's rich heritage as the meeting point of Asia and Europe which means you get everything from the koftes and street food to traditional meyhanes of seasonal fish and vegetables on the menu, served with wine and raki. The original restaurant in Istanbul has a loyal following - Civan was awarded GQ and Time Out's Chef of the Year in 2014 - and you can see what the fuss is about when you try Yeni's famed oven-roasted ribs and octopus with 'salty fingers' from the josper grill. Enjoy vegetables braised in olive oil and aubergine filled manti with goats yoghurt while surrounded by floral motif Levantine tiles and hand blown glass chandeliers from craftsmen across Istanbul. Sea green tiles top the tables and the solid Onyx wall behind the bar reflects the soft glow of the old market town.
 
 
 
 

The Crown

Opened early 2019

The Crown Opened early 2019 Occupying a two floor seventeenth century building on the spot where Carvosso's used to be, The Crown is a project that's especially dear to owner Henry Harris who's been a local for 21 years. The fourth site from acclaimed chef, the restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu and classic roasts cooked by Sicilian born head chef Daniele Zaffora who has worked with Henry previously at Racine as well as the Dover Street Arts Club. Together with business partner, James McCulloch, Harris has a collection of London based pubs with dining rooms: Three Cranes in the City (opened in 2017) as well as The Coach in Clerkenwell and The Hero of Maida, both opened in 2018. Previously a police station and stables, the Chiswick restaurant has capacity for up to 120 in the dining room and comes complete with a bar, dining room, courtyard, and private dining rooms. All about community, guests are invited to enjoy good food and wine in welcoming surrounds, overseen by Ruth Leigh (Le Cafe Anglais, Dock Kitchen, The Hero of Maida) who is also a local. 2019/01/31 Where:
The Crown, 210 Chiswick High Road London, W4 1PD
Category: Mediterranean Cuisine

The Crown, 210 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 1PD

Tube: Turnham Green Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
Occupying a two floor seventeenth century building on the spot where Carvosso's used to be, The Crown is a project that's especially dear to owner Henry Harris who's been a local for 21 years. The fourth site from acclaimed chef, the restaurant offers a Mediterranean menu and classic roasts cooked by Sicilian born head chef Daniele Zaffora who has worked with Henry previously at Racine as well as the Dover Street Arts Club. Together with business partner, James McCulloch, Harris has a collection of London based pubs with dining rooms: Three Cranes in the City (opened in 2017) as well as The Coach in Clerkenwell and The Hero of Maida, both opened in 2018. Previously a police station and stables, the Chiswick restaurant has capacity for up to 120 in the dining room and comes complete with a bar, dining room, courtyard, and private dining rooms. All about community, guests are invited to enjoy good food and wine in welcoming surrounds, overseen by Ruth Leigh (Le Cafe Anglais, Dock Kitchen, The Hero of Maida) who is also a local.
 
 
 

SpiceBox

Opened January 2019

SpiceBox Opened January 2019 After a successful run on the street food circuit with KERB, and having been a Young British Foodies Street Food finalist in 2016, Grace Regan's SpiceBox has its first permanent location in Walthamstow in 2019. This all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics. Street Bites like the Loaded Onion Bhaji and Pani Puri - puffed puris filled with chickpeas - are listed alongside mains including the Chickn Tikka Massala, a creamy curry house classic with tandoori chickn pieces and crunchy green peppers. The SpiceBox classic Jackfruit Jalfrezi is a spicy curry cooked with peppers, onions and jackfruit and the Brinjal Bhaji brings charred smoky aubergine and peas in a rich tomato gravy. Cobra beers, an IPA from Walthamstow's Wild Card Brewery, wine and cocktails are served along with soft drinks like mango lassi and turmeric latte. Grace has designed the interiors herself, using bright colours for the 30 cover restaurant which includes a cosy waiting area for takeaway customers. 2019/01/29 Where:
SpiceBox, 58 Hoe Street London, E17 4PG
Category:

SpiceBox, 58 Hoe Street, London, E17 4PG

Tube: Walthamstow Central Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
After a successful run on the street food circuit with KERB, and having been a Young British Foodies Street Food finalist in 2016, Grace Regan's SpiceBox has its first permanent location in Walthamstow in 2019. This all-vegan curry house specialises in meat-free versions of Indian classics. Street Bites like the Loaded Onion Bhaji and Pani Puri - puffed puris filled with chickpeas - are listed alongside mains including the Chickn Tikka Massala, a creamy curry house classic with tandoori chickn pieces and crunchy green peppers. The SpiceBox classic Jackfruit Jalfrezi is a spicy curry cooked with peppers, onions and jackfruit and the Brinjal Bhaji brings charred smoky aubergine and peas in a rich tomato gravy. Cobra beers, an IPA from Walthamstow's Wild Card Brewery, wine and cocktails are served along with soft drinks like mango lassi and turmeric latte. Grace has designed the interiors herself, using bright colours for the 30 cover restaurant which includes a cosy waiting area for takeaway customers.
 
 
 

WAVE

Opened 29th January 2019

WAVE Opened 29th January 2019 The duo behind Camden Market's hugely popular vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht, Caitlyn Badham-Thornhill and Sophie Beale bring you WAVE cafe, short for 'We Are Vegan Everything'. Serving freakshakes, juice shots, kombucha on tap, superfood lattes and blue spirulina smoothie bowls, the cafe aims to defy the stereotypes that surround plant-based food. An enticing display of daily baked, fresh vegan gluten free and sugar free cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, stuffed croissants and cinnamon buns are best enjoyed with bulletproof coffee. Lunch options include vegan salmon and cream cheese, dill and watercress bagels and tofu scramble with tomatoes, smoked aubergine, rocket and mixed seeds on sourdough bread. The all day brunch menu lists choices of vegan eggs scrambled or fried, smoked maple tempeh pancakes, sausage rolls and more. These healthy dishes can be taken away or eaten in the cafe, beautifully decorated with bamboo chaise lounge seats, day beds and swinging ceiling chairs, with the laid back vibes of California, Morocco and Bali. 2019/01/29 Where:
WAVE, 11 Dispensary Lane, Mare Street London, E8 1FT
Category:

WAVE, 11 Dispensary Lane, Mare Street, London, E8 1FT

Tube: Hackney Wick Overground Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
The duo behind Camden Market's hugely popular vegan bakery, Cupcakes and Shhht, Caitlyn Badham-Thornhill and Sophie Beale bring you WAVE cafe, short for 'We Are Vegan Everything'. Serving freakshakes, juice shots, kombucha on tap, superfood lattes and blue spirulina smoothie bowls, the cafe aims to defy the stereotypes that surround plant-based food. An enticing display of daily baked, fresh vegan gluten free and sugar free cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, stuffed croissants and cinnamon buns are best enjoyed with bulletproof coffee. Lunch options include vegan salmon and cream cheese, dill and watercress bagels and tofu scramble with tomatoes, smoked aubergine, rocket and mixed seeds on sourdough bread. The all day brunch menu lists choices of vegan eggs scrambled or fried, smoked maple tempeh pancakes, sausage rolls and more. These healthy dishes can be taken away or eaten in the cafe, beautifully decorated with bamboo chaise lounge seats, day beds and swinging ceiling chairs, with the laid back vibes of California, Morocco and Bali.
 
 
 

Shanghai Modern

Opened 28th January 2019

Shanghai Modern Opened 28th January 2019 Bringing Shanghai to Chinatown Shanghai Modern specialises in delicious dumplings, noodles and traditional Shanghai dishes. The restaurant, done up with glossy black and white chequered flooring and tall ceilings, has been designed to fit in with 'a modern Shanghai'. Note the marble-patterned tables, exotic wallpaper in the washrooms and exquisite Chinese antiques resting in the wooden cabinets. Primarily serving Shanghai cuisine, recommended dishes include pan fried dumplings, soft shell crab pineapple fried rice, xiaolongbao filled with shredded chicken. 2019/01/28 Where:
Shanghai Modern, 12 Newport Place, Unit 14 London, WC2H 7PR
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Shanghai Modern, 12 Newport Place, Unit 14, London, WC2H 7PR

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

 
 
Bringing Shanghai to Chinatown Shanghai Modern specialises in delicious dumplings, noodles and traditional Shanghai dishes. The restaurant, done up with glossy black and white chequered flooring and tall ceilings, has been designed to fit in with 'a modern Shanghai'. Note the marble-patterned tables, exotic wallpaper in the washrooms and exquisite Chinese antiques resting in the wooden cabinets. Primarily serving Shanghai cuisine, recommended dishes include pan fried dumplings, soft shell crab pineapple fried rice, xiaolongbao filled with shredded chicken.
 
 
 

Monga Fried Chicken

Opened 27th January 2019

Monga Fried Chicken Opened 27th January 2019 Taiwanese fried chicken joint, Monga Fried Chicken, has a huge following in Taiwan as well as flagship sites in Toronto and Houston. Taking its name from Taipei's oldest district, Wanhua, also known as Monga, the restaurant focuses on one of Taiwan's most renowned street snacks. Fresh chicken fillets are marinated with honey, dipped in batter instead of dry flour, and fried so that every bite from fried chicken is thick, juicy and tender at the same time. Inspired by East Asian culture and traditions, their logo features famous actor and celebrity, Nono, who created the brand alongside the declared 'King of Taiwanese Fried Chicken', Mingdao Liu. Designed by an in-house team from Taiwan, the 30 cover first floor dining room on Chinatown's Macclesfield Street is done up in gold, black and white and features a Taiwanese local opera mask of Guan Jiang Shou, a mythical figure alleged to be the guardian of the King of Inferno. 2019/01/27 Where:
Monga Fried Chicken, 2 Macclesfield Street London, W1D 58P
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Monga Fried Chicken, 2 Macclesfield Street, London, W1D 58P

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

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
Taiwanese fried chicken joint, Monga Fried Chicken, has a huge following in Taiwan as well as flagship sites in Toronto and Houston. Taking its name from Taipei's oldest district, Wanhua, also known as Monga, the restaurant focuses on one of Taiwan's most renowned street snacks. Fresh chicken fillets are marinated with honey, dipped in batter instead of dry flour, and fried so that every bite from fried chicken is thick, juicy and tender at the same time. Inspired by East Asian culture and traditions, their logo features famous actor and celebrity, Nono, who created the brand alongside the declared 'King of Taiwanese Fried Chicken', Mingdao Liu. Designed by an in-house team from Taiwan, the 30 cover first floor dining room on Chinatown's Macclesfield Street is done up in gold, black and white and features a Taiwanese local opera mask of Guan Jiang Shou, a mythical figure alleged to be the guardian of the King of Inferno.
 
 
 
 

Soderberg

Opened January 2019

Soderberg Opened January 2019 Authentically Swedish but originating in Edinburgh, Soderberg has brought the Swedish concept 'fika' to Soho. Translated simply as 'coffee break', fika is an important part of Swedish culture and the coffee here is roasted in Sweden by Johan & Nystrom. Serving high quality food, Soderberg's menu includes open sandwiches, smorrebrod, bread and pastry as well as popular treats such as its signature Kardemummabulle (cardamom buns) and Kladdkaka (chocolate cake). Enjoy sit-in brunch and takeaway breakfast and lunch options, Scandi-inspired cocktails, natural wines and craft beer. 2019/01/12 Where:
Soderberg, 36 Berwick Street London, W1F 8RR
Category: Scandinavian Cuisine

Soderberg, 36 Berwick Street, London, W1F 8RR

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
Authentically Swedish but originating in Edinburgh, Soderberg has brought the Swedish concept 'fika' to Soho. Translated simply as 'coffee break', fika is an important part of Swedish culture and the coffee here is roasted in Sweden by Johan & Nystrom. Serving high quality food, Soderberg's menu includes open sandwiches, smorrebrod, bread and pastry as well as popular treats such as its signature Kardemummabulle (cardamom buns) and Kladdkaka (chocolate cake). Enjoy sit-in brunch and takeaway breakfast and lunch options, Scandi-inspired cocktails, natural wines and craft beer.
 
 
 

Vapiano Centre Point

Opened 9th January 2019

Vapiano Centre Point Opened 9th January 2019 Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a popular pasta place where you top up payments as you go, making it especially popular for group outings. With its carb based dishes, cooked by a chef while you watch, and 'top up' card payment system, it's easy to see why it's a hit with friends who want to avoid the hassle of splitting the bill. There are ten different pasta shapes - penne, campanelle and tagliatelle as well as spaghetti and fusilli spelt - making up 20 different dishes on the menu. Everything from sauces to dressings, dolci and dough are made daily from scratch on site so you get quality food in a relaxed, casual setting. Herb pots are on every table so you can freshly season your meal yourself. This Vapiano at Centre Point, the fifth London restaurant from the group, is massive. It has 357 covers split over three floors (including an impressive mezzanine level) as well as additional seating outside on the piazza - perfect for the warmer months. The main floor features a colourful mural by Graffiti Kings, a 'floating' vespa and brutalist window frames, letting in lots of natural light. This site launched in late 2018, soon after Vapiano Tower Bridge which overlooks the Thames and Tower Bridge. 2019/01/09 Where:
Vapiano Centre Point, 12 St Giles Square, Tottenham Court Road London, WC2H 8TA
Category: Italian Cuisine

Vapiano Centre Point, 12 St Giles Square, Tottenham Court Road, London, WC2H 8TA

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Covent Garden Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Er
Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a popular pasta place where you top up payments as you go, making it especially popular for group outings. With its carb based dishes, cooked by a chef while you watch, and 'top up' card payment system, it's easy to see why it's a hit with friends who want to avoid the hassle of splitting the bill. There are ten different pasta shapes - penne, campanelle and tagliatelle as well as spaghetti and fusilli spelt - making up 20 different dishes on the menu. Everything from sauces to dressings, dolci and dough are made daily from scratch on site so you get quality food in a relaxed, casual setting. Herb pots are on every table so you can freshly season your meal yourself. This Vapiano at Centre Point, the fifth London restaurant from the group, is massive. It has 357 covers split over three floors (including an impressive mezzanine level) as well as additional seating outside on the piazza - perfect for the warmer months. The main floor features a colourful mural by Graffiti Kings, a 'floating' vespa and brutalist window frames, letting in lots of natural light. This site launched in late 2018, soon after Vapiano Tower Bridge which overlooks the Thames and Tower Bridge.
 
 
 

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall

Opened 7th January 2019

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall Opened 7th January 2019 With custom vintage Air Partner speakers and a 2am licence, Spiritland is a dining space for music lovers. It started in 2016 with the opening of its cafe, radio studio and listening lounge in King's Cross with but this 180-cover restaurant in Royal Festival Hall is its largest in London with nearly three times the capacity of the King's Cross original. A welcome addition to the Southbank Centre, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall offers everything from an early-morning to late night celebration of food, drink and music culture. New Zealand-born Head Chef Moondog (The Providores and Tapa Room) brings a fresh menu of sharing plates and twists on classic favourites and there's an open grill and oyster bar. Regular talks and events, programmed with the help of arts broadcaster John Wilson, host of BBC Radio 4's Front Row, include appearances from high calibre guests - Bill Nighy, Tom Dixon and Irvine Welsh have all been speakers at Spiritland events. 2019/01/07 Where:
Spiritland Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank Centre London, SE1 8XX
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Spiritland Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Erphoto: Andrew Meredith
With custom vintage Air Partner speakers and a 2am licence, Spiritland is a dining space for music lovers. It started in 2016 with the opening of its cafe, radio studio and listening lounge in King's Cross with but this 180-cover restaurant in Royal Festival Hall is its largest in London with nearly three times the capacity of the King's Cross original. A welcome addition to the Southbank Centre, Spiritland Royal Festival Hall offers everything from an early-morning to late night celebration of food, drink and music culture. New Zealand-born Head Chef Moondog (The Providores and Tapa Room) brings a fresh menu of sharing plates and twists on classic favourites and there's an open grill and oyster bar. Regular talks and events, programmed with the help of arts broadcaster John Wilson, host of BBC Radio 4's Front Row, include appearances from high calibre guests - Bill Nighy, Tom Dixon and Irvine Welsh have all been speakers at Spiritland events.
 
 
 

F!LTH

Opened 4th January 2019

F!LTH Opened 4th January 2019 Gizzi Erskine and Rose Ferguson team up to give us F!LTH , a plant based pop up at Dirty Burger in the Tea Building in Shoreditch. Serving healthy food for hedonists, FILTH! offers the protein rich signature burger made from black beans, black quinoa, GMO soy mince and a special umami paste. It's just one of the choices on the menu which includes the Seoul Burger - a patty in between a carrot and turmeric bun - sides of sweet potato fries served with seaweed miso dust, salads of kale, broccoli, lemon, almond and cashew umami as well as plant based shakes. Made using Booja Booja ice cream, the thick shakes come in salted chocolate cacao nib and creamy strawberry. As Dirty Burger is owned by Soho House it's only natural that F!LTH will expand throughout the houses, with the signature patty to be introduced to all seven London houses. 2019/01/04 Where:
F!LTH, 13 Bethnal Green Road London, E1 6LA
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F!LTH, 13 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Erphoto: Andrew MeredithRose Ferguson and Gizzi Erskine
Gizzi Erskine and Rose Ferguson team up to give us F!LTH , a plant based pop up at Dirty Burger in the Tea Building in Shoreditch. Serving healthy food for hedonists, FILTH! offers the protein rich signature burger made from black beans, black quinoa, GMO soy mince and a special umami paste. It's just one of the choices on the menu which includes the Seoul Burger - a patty in between a carrot and turmeric bun - sides of sweet potato fries served with seaweed miso dust, salads of kale, broccoli, lemon, almond and cashew umami as well as plant based shakes. Made using Booja Booja ice cream, the thick shakes come in salted chocolate cacao nib and creamy strawberry. As Dirty Burger is owned by Soho House it's only natural that F!LTH will expand throughout the houses, with the signature patty to be introduced to all seven London houses.
 
 
 

The Dixon

Opened January 2019

The Dixon Opened January 2019 After pre-opening in December 2018, The Dixon hotel officially launched in January 2019. Formerly the home of the Old Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, the Autograph Collection Hotel transforms this historic building into a traditional boutique hotel offering 193 individually styled rooms and suites. Named after John Dixon Butler - the architect who originally constructed the Tooley Street building in 1905 - the hotel mixes old and new. The 193 rooms, including nine suites, present an artful mix of heritage design - simple brickwork, tall windows and modern furniture - and modern art. Old cell keys have been recreated into artwork while pieces of furniture reclaimed from the old courthouse have been repurposed. This echo of the building's past as a courtroom continues into the Provisioners restaurant, run by leading restaurateur Clive Watson (Riding House Cafe). Curated artworks from local artists hang on the walls and all rooms come with state-of-the-art technology, including smart TVs and complimentary ultra-fast Wi-Fi. 2019/01/01 Where:
The Dixon, 211 Tooley Street London, SE1 2JY
Category: New Hotels

The Dixon, 211 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JY

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
Simon Woodrow, Julien Davain and Anthony DemetreAdonisphoto: Luke HayesImage courtesy of EPR Architectsphoto: Jade Nina Sarkhel - Food PhotographerParrillan, photo: Greg FunnellChef Kostas Papathanasiouphoto: Gary NashTroubadour White City Theatre exteriorNathan OutlawO ver St James's Founder, Mauro PalombaKebab Queen chef Manu Canales, photo: Justin De SouzaLinda LeeL-R: Andrew Clarke and Jackson BoxerAdam Handling Chelsea, The Belmond, photo: Tim GreenTrattoria Gloria - photo: Jerome GallandAuro Foxcroft and Chris Gillard, photo: Tom BowlesThe Nadler Covent Garden - Deluxe Room© Amy MurrellCivan Erphoto: Andrew MeredithRose Ferguson and Gizzi Erskine
After pre-opening in December 2018, The Dixon hotel officially launched in January 2019. Formerly the home of the Old Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, the Autograph Collection Hotel transforms this historic building into a traditional boutique hotel offering 193 individually styled rooms and suites. Named after John Dixon Butler - the architect who originally constructed the Tooley Street building in 1905 - the hotel mixes old and new. The 193 rooms, including nine suites, present an artful mix of heritage design - simple brickwork, tall windows and modern furniture - and modern art. Old cell keys have been recreated into artwork while pieces of furniture reclaimed from the old courthouse have been repurposed. This echo of the building's past as a courtroom continues into the Provisioners restaurant, run by leading restaurateur Clive Watson (Riding House Cafe). Curated artworks from local artists hang on the walls and all rooms come with state-of-the-art technology, including smart TVs and complimentary ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
 
 
 

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