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London’s New Restaurant Openings

The new restaurant openings in London you should know about.

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Keeping track of London’s new restaurant openings is enough to give any normal person a headache. But we’re not normal. And nor are you. You love getting out there and finding the latest spot that you simply have to tell your friends about before anyone else does. So do we. That’s why we’ve put together this guide to all the new openings that have caught our eye. Just remember, this isn’t an endorsement, as we haven’t been to all of these places. It’s for you to go and find out what’s what for yourself, so fare forward voyagers.

We’ll be regularly updating this post, and we’ll be adding a note whenever we review a spot, or add it to our guide to the best new restaurants in London, the Hit List.

MARCH 2020

Steven Edwards At Bingham Riverhouse

££££ 61-63 Petersham Road

The Bingham Riverhouse in Richmond is now home to a new restaurant serving seasonal British food beside the Thames. The menu features items like duck liver pate, mushroom risotto, and salt baked pork rump. And on Sundays they serve a five-course tasting menu.

The Clarence Tavern

££££ 102 Stoke Newington Church St

The Clarence Tavern has re-opened in Stoke Newington. It’s been taken over by the team behind the Canton Arms and Anchor and Hope, and is serving a seasonal menu including things like Turkish-style onion salad, confit duck leg with lentils and green sauce, and chicken and bacon pie.

Goods Way

££££ 11 Goods Way

Goods Way is a new venue with street food, bars, and live music in King’s Cross. There’s a range of food from Duck Truck, Breddos Tacos, Temple of Seitan, and Sushi on Jones. Heads up, it’s open until 5am on Friday and Saturday.


Satay Street Café

££££ 15 Goulston Street

Thai street food stall Satay Street have opened their first permanent spot. Satay Street Café, in Whitechapel is serving summer rolls, buns, and different types of satay. They’re also serving some lunchboxes for under a tenner.

Good Neighbour

££££ 102 Tooting High St

Camberwell wine bar Good Neighbour have opened a second spot in Tooting. During the week they’re serving snacks, charcuterie, as well as sharing plates in the evening. While from Friday to Sunday they also offer brunch.

East West

££££ 135 Fortess Rd

East West is a restaurant in Tufnell Park putting Indian-inspired toppings and sauces on pizza and pasta. You can expect things like butter chicken pappardelle, tandoori chicken arancini, and paneer butter masala pizza. They also have a ‘west’ pizza section, with classic Italian toppings.

A Slice Of Blue

££££ 43 Lower Clapton Rd

A Slice of Blue is a new Pizza bar in Clapton. You can expect pizzas (duh) with toppings like cotto ham, mushrooms and parmesan, and smoked mozzarella, rare breed Yorkshire sausage, and wild broccoli. There’s also live music in the form of musicians, rappers, street poets, and DJs.

Peachy Goat

££££ 16 Half Moon Lane

Peachy Goat is a dog-friendly, plant-based bistro in Herne Hill serving things like warm asparagus broad bean and pea salad, cacio e pepe, and plant-based sausage and mash.

The Patate

££££ 323 Kentish Town Rd

The Patate is a French burger spot in Kentish Town specialising in beef bourguignon burgers. There’s also a choice between different types of cheeses to be put in your burgers.

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele

££££ 44 Old Compton Street

L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele are serving their Naples-style pizza from their second London restaurant, in the heart of Soho.


££££ 274 High Road

Chuku’s is a new restaurant in Tottenham serving Nigerian tapas. You can expect things like caramel kuli kuli chicken, jollof quinoa, and plantain waffles.


££££ 75 Commercial Street

Short for mama bowls, Mambow is an all-day restaurant near Spitalfields serving bowls like chick flick which has black rice, za’ataar sprouts, roasted beets, spicy green chicken, salsa verde, and leftover pickles. They also serve brunch on weekends, with things like Malaysian fried chicken, coconut Pandan rice, and kimchi and taleggio toasties. But keep in mind, they close at 4pm.

Padella Shoreditch

££££ 1 Phipp Street

Padella are opening their second restaurant. This time in Shoreditch. You can expect more of their popular pastas, creamy burratas, and virtual queues.


££££ 4 Pancras Square

Sri Lankan and South Indian restaurant Hoppers has opened its third location. The King’s Cross spot is serving more of the bone marrow varuval, egg hoppers, and burianis that we loved from their original in Soho.

Zia Lucia

££££ 12 Piazza Walk

Pizza spot Zia Lucia have opened their fourth restaurant, this time in Aldgate East. If you’re bad at making decisions, be warned, because you’re not only offered a choice between 16 varieties of topping, but also between vegetable charcoal, wholemeal, gluten free, and traditional bases.

Ed Schofield

Dominique Ansel Treehouse

££££ 24 Floral Street

Dominique Ansel Treehouse is a new all-day café in Covent Garden, with a small menu made up of small plates, larger plates, and desserts to share. You can expect things like chicken liver mousse mille-feuille, camembert fondue with croissant chips, and steamed brioche pudding with lamb. And for the sharing desserts you’ve got sticky toffee pudding, profiterole ‘building blocks’, and cascade tiramisu.

january 2020


££££ 77-82 Whitechapel High St

Townsend is a new all-day British restaurant in the Whitechapel Gallery. They’re serving a seasonal menu where you can expect things like curried veal sweetbread, roast haunch of venison, and mayan gold potato with egg yolk, berkswell, and winter truffle.

Halo Burger

££££ 105 Great Eastern St

Halo Burger is a new plant-based burger spot in Shoreditch with smoky Carolina bbq burgers, cheese burgers, hot dogs, and plant-based chicken nuggets on the menu.

Patri Ealing Broadway

££££ 29 Bond Street, Ealing

Patri is opening a third spot, this time in Ealing, serving a wide selection of Indian food such as seekh kebab tariwala, pantry chicken curry, and a whole section for vegan street food.

Lateef Okunnu


££££ 14D Market Row

Sarap is a new Filipino restaurant in Brixton serving dinner through the week, as well as lunch at weekends. The menu is divided between small plates and larger plates for sharing, with options like red chillies spring rolls stuffed with mushrooms, fried chicken in a banana ketchup, and stuffed pork belly available from around a fiver a plate.

Boom Bap Burger

££££ 252 Paradise Row

Boom Bap Burger is a new restaurant in Bethnal Green serving burgers like The Notorious P.I.G., Drop It Like It’s Hot, and a vegan burger called Mushrooms With Attitude. They also have a DJ performing on some weekends.

Bar Douro

Portuguese  in  City
££££ Finsbury Avenue Square

Bar Douro have opened a new spot in the City. It’s a casual tapas-style place with plenty of wine and port on offer to go with plates of ham, cheese, croquettes, a suckling pig in a sweet potato sandwich, gambas, and salt cod hash.

Steven Joyce


££££ 18 Charlotte Street

Ampeli is a new Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia with options like roasted beetroot with labneh, spiced potato burik with runny egg yolk, brown shrimp and harissa mayo, and braised short ribs with date molasses.

James McDonald


££££ 38 Groom Pl

Muse is a new fine-dining restaurant in Belgravia. It serves lunch and dinner, with tasting menus for each. The menu only gives away a few ingredients, but you can expect things like langoustine with pork fat and burnt apple, turbot with duck confit and pomme puree, and beef with Norfolk grains.

Noodle & Beer

££££ 31 Bell Ln

Noodle and Beer is a new Chinese restaurant in Spitalfields. The menu focuses around Chongqing Xiaomian noodles, both with or without soup. They also serve handmade thick udon noodles, handmade taro balls, and sweetcorn pancakes.

Firebrand Pizza

££££ 84 Rosebery Ave

Firebrand have opened a second pizzeria in Clerkenwell. They have 13 pizzas on the menu, some topped with things like sweet potatoes, goat cheese, and Italian cured beef. They also offer a range of pasta options and other mains including ribeye steak and milanese chicken.

Fink’s Gillespie

££££ 88 Gillespie Rd

Finks Gillespie is the second spot from the people behind Fink’s Salt & Sweet in Highbury. As well as serving coffee, breakfast and lunch is also on offer. Expect things like roast chicken with burnt onion mayo and leeks, and baharat spiced aubergine with egg, fresh pickle and tahini, plus the usual pastries and cakes.


££££ 315 Fulham Road

Colette is a new delicatessen and deli in Chelsea. The focus is on home-style cooking, and no, that doesn’t mean pot noodles. Expect things like veal blanquette with chestnut gnocchi, truffle tortellini with celeriac, and confit duck with quinoa.

Lateef Okunnu


££££ Lower Southern Terrace

Pastaio have opened their third spot, this time in Westfield White City. They’re serving things like spinach pasta, squash ravioli, and wild mushroom pappardelle.


££££ Unit 4 Finsbury Avenue

Baraka is a slick new Turkish all-day restaurant in the City. Expect humus kavurma, grilled sucuk, and kofte with tomato sauce and yoghurt.

The Water House Project

££££ 3 Mare Street

The Water House Project in Hackney is an eight-course tasting menu situation inspired by local produce. Chestnut and balsamic risotto, pheasant and plum chutney doughnut, and dill cured chalk stream trout are all on their winter menu.

Raj Of Islington

££££ 359 Holloway Road

Raj of Islington is a new Indian restaurant on Holloway Road. They focus on home-cooked authentic Indian food, so you can expect things like the railway lamb curry, murg salli zardaloo, and murg tikka.

Haydon Perrior

Palm Greens

££££ Unit S2 King's Cross Square

Palm Greens is a new spot in Kings Cross that serves all day breakfast and lunch. For breakfast they are serving cinnamon apple with tahini maple toast, and avocado toast with salsa. For lunch the focus is on salads and bowls likes Mexican tostada, miso mushroom, and kale caesar. You can also build your own.

Stephanie De Goeijen

Oklava Bakery + Wine

££££ 64 Grafton Way

Kyseri in Fitzrovia has become Oklava Bakery and Wine. As well as serving Turkish breakfast, and sandwiches and other baked things to take away, there are also grill options and daily specials like their beef and sour cherry manti.


££££ 149A Upper Street

Skal is a Nordic restaurant in Islington. They’re open for lunch and dinner with set menu options at £26.50 and £32.50. You can expect things like smoked sea trout mousse, lightly smoked mackerel, and lamb meatballs.

Lateef Okunnu

Big Fernand

££££ 39 Thurloe Place

Big Fernand, a popular burger chain in Paris, has opened a spot in South Kensington. They serve eight different burgers including a raclette burger, a veal burger, and a panko-crusted chicken burger, and they also have a vegetarian portobello mushroom burger for non-meat eaters.

Apple Butter Cafe

££££ 32-34 Monmouth Street

Apple Butter Cafe is a new Middle-Eastern cafe in Covent Garden serving specialty coffee as well as aesthetically pleasing brunch choices.

Tokyo Pizza

Pizza  in  Maida Vale
££££ 47 Maida Vale

Japanese and pizza in the same sentence might be an unexpected combo, but that’s what you get at Tokyo Pizza in Maida Vale. You’ll also get sake, and wagyu harumaki.


Saffron Circle

££££ New College Parade

Saffron Circle is a US-based Indian restaurant group that has now opened a spot in Swiss Cottage. You can expect things like masala chips, lamb chops, and Calcutta fish curry.

Lateef Okunnu

Casa Do Frango

££££ 2 King John Court

Casa Do Frango have opened another spot, this time in Shoreditch. Expect piri piri garlic prawns, half chicken brushed with piri piri, and sweet potato feijoada. Just don’t expect to be able to reserve a table, because it’s walk-in only.

Barbie Green

££££ 2 London Wall Place

Barbie Green is a new all-day Aussie brunch spot near the Barbican. You can expect things like banana bread sandwich, shakshouka, and blueberry pancakes for brunch. For lunch they serve things like fire-roasted aubergine, pizza, and chicken parmigiana.


Italian  in  Soho
££££ Golden Square 8-10 Lower James Street

Bancone already have a popular Covent Garden spot that we like, and now they’ve have opened a second spot in Soho serving their handmade pasta.

Haydon Perrior


££££ 100 Draycott Avenue

Bottles is a new restaurant in Chelsea that’s all about pairing Italian food with Italian wine. Expect things like Sicilian chorizo hot dog, espresso-glazed ribeye steak, and aglio, olio e peperoncino.

Davies and Brook

££££ 49 Brook St

There’s a new restaurant at luxury Mayfair hotel, Claridge’s. Davies and Brook serves seasonal British food with global inspiration, things like duck glazed with honey and lavender, buttermilk fried chicken, and grilled short rib of beef with fermented mint. There’s also a tasting menu for £145 per person.


££££ 15 Catherine Street

Yori is a new Korean restaurant in Covent Garden specialising in Korean BBQ and small plates. They also serve a £7.90 set lunch with choices ranging from vegetable hot stone bibimbap and jap chae, through to barbecued meat options - all served with a bowl of rice and three sides.

The Melusine

££££ St Katharine Docks

The Melusine is a new seafood restaurant in St Katharine Docks. The menu changes daily, but you can expect things like clams with wild mushroom and dry ricotta, grilled cuttlefish with chickpea fricassee, and native oysters.

Mio Yatai

Japanese  in  Hackney
££££ 129a Pritchard's Road

Mio Yatai is a new restaurant at the end of Broadway Market, serving Japanese Street Food. Ramen, chicken karaage with wasabi mayo, and soft shell crab tacos with chilli avocado and mango are all on offer, as well as sake and a selection of wines.


££££ 7 Maiden Lane

Moto is a new Japanese bar in Covent Garden serving a range of sake, craft beer, and - from 4pm - otsumami platter and other bar food like simmered aubergine and miso salmon.

Num Num

££££ 81 Scoresby St

Num Num is a southern Chinese restaurant in Southwark. For lunch, expect dishes like a kung pao chicken rice bowl, wonton noodle soup, and pork and cabbage dumplings. For dinner they serve things like twice cooked pork belly with fermented broad bean paste and crispy roasted chicken with Polish barbeque spices.

Mike Tsang


££££ 61-67 Great Eastern Street

Barboun is a new Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in Shoreditch serving sun-dried aubergine dolma, girolle flatbread, and hay-smoked short rib with iskender sauce.

Other Side Fried

££££ 3 Atlantic Road

Other Side Fried have got a new permanent spot in Brixton serving three variations of chicken burger: honey butter, buffalo, and one with parmesan and garlic. They also have dirty fries with bacon, parmesan, and ranch sauce, as well as regular fries.


££££ 61 Rupert Street

Paradise is a new Sri Lankan restaurant in Soho. Expect things like coconut flatbread roti, caramelised onion sambal, roasted chicken curry, and yellow cod curry.

Four Hundred Rabbits

££££ Dulwich Road

400 Rabbits has taken over the restaurant at Brockwell Lido. They’re open for brunch from 8am - 3pm serving things like green shakshuka with sourdough, black pudding on sourdough, and toasted banana bread, which - as far as we know - is not served on sourdough.

Cafe Murano

££££ 184 Bermondsey Street

Cafe Murano has opened their third spot in Bermondsey, serving Italian food like gnocchi, plaice with mussels and samphire, and lamb neck stew. As well as tiramisu, and buttermilk panna cotta for dessert.

Wild Tavern

££££ 2 Elystan Street

Wild Tavern is a new Italian restaurant just off the King’s Road in Chelsea. You can expect shellfish sharing platters like lobster and whole Norwegian crab, tartare of Spanish tuna loin from the raw bar, pastas like taglioni with truffle, and a £32 filet steak for mains.

Steven Joyce

Prairie Fire

££££ Wood Lane Arches

Prairie Fire is a new Kansas City-style barbecue restaurant in Wood Lane Arches serving beef brisket, pulled pork, and chilli cheese dogs. They also serve local craft beer in their taproom, and stay open till 11pm on weekdays, and 12am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Old Chang Kee

££££ 56 Goodge Street

Singaporean curry puff experts Old Chang Kee have opened a second spot, this time on Goodge Street. The curry puffs have fillings such as beef rendang, creamy chicken and mushroom, and chilli crab stick, and you can also expect chicken curry, laksa noodles, and nasi lemak.

Black Bear Burger

££££ Unit 61 Boxpark

Black Bear Burger have opened a second location in Boxpark Shoreditch. The menu consists of three choices of burgers, black bear, classic, and brisket. You can also get buttermilk chicken nuggets or wings on the side.


££££ 35 Maltby Street

Dandy is a new restaurant on Maltby Street, serving seasonal comfort food. Expect lamb belly with potatoes and collard greens, ox cheek ragu, and fried chicken with chilli jam. For dessert, think French toast with whipped ricotta and honey. Plus, on the weekends they’re open for brunch.

Mr Ji

££££ 72 Old Compton Street

Mr Ji is a new spot in Soho specialising in Taiwanese fried chicken which they also serve as bao. On the side you can get things like fries and black cabbage, and they also serve sweet potato and ginger doughnuts.

Steven Joyce

Borough Market Kitchen

££££ Southwark Street

Borough Market Kitchen has opened in, wait for it, Borough Market. They serve food from 25 traders including Mei Mei, Applebees Fish, and Rudie’s Jerk Shack.

november 2019

Lucky And Joy

Chinese  in  ClaptonHackney
££££ 95 Lower Clapton Road

Lucky and Joy is a new Chinese restaurant in Lower Clapton. Expect things like tiger salad, fried kidney beans with fennel, and Xinjiang lamb chops with onion and pomegranate.


££££ 143 Mare Street

Caldera is a new Mexican restaurant in Hackney Central. You can expect nachos with guacamole, baja-style battered cod tacos, and ground beef enchiladas, as well as cactus and papaya salad and lamb cutlets marinated in hand-ground mole mixed with miso.

Roma Pizza

££££ 224 Brick Lane

Roma has opened a permanent spot on Brick Lane. They’re serving fast and thin 12-inch pizzas for £5, with toppings like aubergine, spicy lamb sausage, and obviously the classic margherita.

Brother Marcus

££££ 2 Crispin Place

Brother Marcus is a new all-day restaurant in Spitalfields serving eastern-Mediterranean dishes like flatbreads, pides, spiced-chicken shawarma, and lahmucun. There are a variety of vegetarian options like sweet potato dumplings and burnt aubergine with tahini and fermented mango, and they also serve things like cinnamon and chai overnight oats for brunch.

Stoney Street

££££ 2-3 Stoney Street

26 grains have opened a new restaurant next to Borough Market. It’s on Stoney Street and it’s called, wait for it, Stoney Street. Expect things like peacock kale, poached chicken, and pheasant with bread sauce. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and serve brunch until 2.30pm at the weekend.


££££ 194 Bermondsey Street

This new Italian spot in Bermondsey is all about seafood and wine. Expect things like salted cod brandade with crispy chicory sprouts, roasted octopus with colonnata lard, stone bass with baked fennel, and deep fried squid.

Gemma Wood Photography

Peckham Cellars

££££ 125 Queens Road

Peckham Cellars is a new wine bar and kitchen in Peckham. They serve British and Mediterannean food, so you can expect things like pumpkin mascarpone rotolo with sage butter, farmed eel with nduja and pickled green tomatoes, and smashed potatoes with harrisa and aioli.

Bread Ahead Bakery

££££ 26 - 28 Olympic Way

Bread Ahead have opened an all-day restaurant, bakery, and baking school in Wembley. They’re serving rotisserie and pizza in the restaurant, and in the bakery you can expect fresh pastries and sandwiches, as well as pizza by the slice.


Italian  in  Soho
££££ 58-59 Great Marlborough Street

Manteca is a new restaurant in Soho serving handmade pasta like tonnarelli with brown crab cacio e pepe, as well as meat dishes like pig head fritti with pilacca.

Steele Haigh/Kaizen House

Mei Mei

££££ Borough Market Kitchen

Mei Mei is a Borough Market stall taking its inspiration from Singaporean kopitiams. There’s counter seating around an open kitchen, and you can expect dishes like Hainese chicken rice and nasi lemak, as well as Nanyang coffee.

Ugly Butterfly

££££ 55 King's Road

Ugly Butterfly is a new zero-waste restaurant on Kings Road that uses the leftovers from Adam Handling Chelsea up the road. Expect things like fried chicken feet, beef and bone marrow cottage pie, and banana bread with butter chicken.


££££ 37 Golden Square

Folie is a big new restaurant in Soho with a Mediterranean inspired menu. Expect things like charcoal roasted octopus and butternut squash, tuna tartare, brussels sprouts and pistachio, and gnocchi with wild mushrooms and sage pistou. You can also expect a long list of cocktails and European wines from the bar.


££££ 10-50 Willow Street

Nami is a new addition to the Nobu Hotel Shoreditch, serving Japanese street food in a bar setting. There are also DJs.


££££ 10 Berkeley Sq

Madrid’s Amazonica has opened in Mayfair. And yes, it’s basically an adult version of The Rainforest Cafe serving a menu of things like hamachi tiradito (yellowtail with passion fruit and shiso leaves dressing), tequenos (clay oven chicken rolls), and Brazilian-style grilled rump steak.

Epic Pies

££££ 53-55 Carter Lane

Epic Pies has opened in St. Paul’s with a lunch selection of five pies which all come with mash, greens and gravy or parsley liquor. Expect things like braised pepper steak pie, salt beef and swiss cheese, and ham hock and leeks. They also serve cronuts and ‘croffles’.

14 Hills

££££ 120 Fenchurch St

A new restaurant has opened on the 14th floor of an office building on Fenchurch Street serving an all-day British menu and a weekend brunch. Look out for winter black truffle omelette, vanilla and cinnamon french toast with passion fruit and vanilla ice cream, and savoury french toast.

Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen

££££ 460 Hackney Road

Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen is a new Filipino restaurant near Cambridge Heath serving things like adobo glazed cauliflower, lemongrass ox heart skewers, spiced fried chicken, and roast aubergine kare kare. They’re open for lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and serve lunch and dinner from Thursday to Sunday when the bar stays open until midnight.

Daffodil Mulligan

££££ 70-74 City Road

Daffodil Mulligan is a new Irish restaurant in Shoreditch serving grilled lamb chops, grilled lobster, and mash with bone marrow crumb. It also has an oyster bar.


££££ 64 Dean Street

Sola is a new restaurant in Soho with a Californian inspired menu. Expect tuna tartare, mussels and clams, spit roast whole chicken to share, and lobster pot pie. There is also a 12-course tasting menu for £97 per person.

Lina Stores King's Cross

££££ 20 Stable Street

The Soho deli has opened their second restaurant, this time in King’s Cross. They’re open for breakfast, with things like truffle scrambled eggs, polenta and roasted mushrooms, and nutella filled breakfast doughnuts. While for lunch and dinner you can expect fresh pasta like pumpkin ravioli and oxtail ragu pappardelle, as well as some meat and fish options like braised beef cheek in barolo, and grilled prawns.

Volta Do Mar

££££ 13-15 Tavistock St

Volta Do Mar is a new Portuguese restaurant in Covent Garden showcasing Portuguese cuisine and its relation to South America, Africa, and Asia. Expect things like Iberico pork vindalho, aubergine Goan curry with cashew yoghurt, and Macanese arroz marisco.

Market Hall West End

££££ 9 Holles Street

Market Hall West End has opened just north of Oxford Street with 11 different vendors including Baozilnn, Fanny’s Kebabs, and Pastaio. It also has four bars. And a roof terrace.


Bar Douro

££££ 85B Southwark Bridge Rd

Bar Douro is a new restaurant in Southwark’s Flat Iron Square serving Portuguese food. Expect options like garlic prawns, grilled quail, red onion cebolada and pine nuts from the à la carte menu, and if you go for lunch on weekdays you can get three courses for £11.50.

Moi Moi Island

££££ 81 Kentish Town Rd

This new grab-and-go spot in Kentish Town serves West African and Caribbean bowls and fat rolls with spicy jerk chicken, curry lamb, suya beef, and vegan options like chickpea stew. They also do chicken wings.

The Laundry

££££ 374 Coldharbour Lane

The Laundry is an all-day bistro and wine shop next to Brixton Village. As well as serving a menu ranging from oysters to roasted bone marrow, they’re open for coffee from 7am on weekdays. They also have a huge terrace to unwind on at sundown.


££££ Unit 7, Queens Yard

Silo at Crate Brewery is a zero-waste restaurant in Hackney Wick. Dinner is a five-course tasting menu with dishes like rainbow radishes with ricotta, kimchi juices and lovage, and quince ice cream with fig leaf oil and animal toffee. They also serve brunch of caramelised oats, or, among other options, a breakfast bun with mushrooms or smoked meat.


££££ 89 Shacklewell Lane

A new Eastern Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has opened in Dalston serving sharing plates like sweet aubergines, egg and salad in pita and, ful mudammes for brunch, and dishes like monkfish in traditional Libyan chraime for dinner.


££££ 63-64 Frith Street

Sussex is a new restaurant in Soho sourcing their ingredients from their own farm or local suppliers. You can expect starters like monkfish carpaccio with aubergine, and mains including pumpkin gnocchi with caramelised quince.

Simplicity Burger

££££ 202 Brick Ln

A vegan burger spot has opened on Brick Lane. In keeping with its name, the menu is simple, with four types of burger, three types of fries, and a salad. It also has a late-night ‘plant powered’ cocktail bar downstairs.


££££ 36 Snowsfields

Trivet is a new restaurant near London Bridge with a small, high-quality menu. Expect things like chicken with vinegar sauce and squab pigeon, persimmon and kale. And keep an eye out for the ‘hokkaido potato’ which is a baked potato mille-feuille dessert.


££££ Balcony Court Café, Westfield

This new South American spot has landed on the balcony of Westfield White City, serving arepas with fillings like roast chicken, braised beef, and Venezuelan cheese and avocado. They also have ceviche bowls with salmon or tuna, plus vegan options.

The Boulevard Theatre Restaurant

££££ 6 Walker's Court

The new restaurant at The Boulevard Theatre in Soho serves both small and large plates, with plant-based options like chermoula baked aubergine and roasted curried baby cauliflower with black dahl and fresh coconut.

Wilder Restaurant And Bar

££££ 2-4 Boundary Street

If you’re a meat lover, Wilder should be on your radar. This new restaurant in the Boundary Hotel in Shoreditch is serving British products like venison, pork jowl, and hake. They also have a whole page on their menu dedicated to ‘Gin Classics’.


££££ 56 Goldsmiths Road

There’s a new, homely vegetarian/vegan bistro in Peckham. The menu includes aubergine fritters, mushroom broth with semolina dumplings, and almond and barley ice cream sandwiches. They also offer a long list of wines, local beer, and a speciality tea menu.


££££ 20 Eastcheap

At this Korean BBQ lunch spot in the City you can customise your own bento boxes to grab and go, with options ranging from barbecued meats, fried chicken, and bibimbab bowls. But keep in mind, they close at 4pm.

Ozone Coffee Roasters

££££ Emma Street

We use the original Ozone as somewhere to work with a coffee, somewhere to recover with a damn good brunch on a Sunday morning, and somewhere easy to go when we literally can’t think of anywhere else to go. Open from 7.30am during the week, their second location in Bethnal Green has the same all day, all-rounder menu of things like fermented hummus, a yellow bean falafel burger, and big pizzas from noon. They also have a long list of cocktails to choose from in the evening. And coffee throughout, obviously.

We checked out Ozone Coffee Roasters and added it to our breakfast guide.

Copper Chimney

££££ Southern Terrace, Westfield

A popular Indian restaurant chain has come to London, taking over one of the terrace spots at Westfield in White City. Expect a big tandoor oven, handmade naans, 8-hour grilled meats, big biryanis, and a long list of vegetarian options.


££££ The Standard London

Views across London and a manchego quesadilla sounds like a pretty winning combination. The new Spanish meets Mexican restaurant at the top of The Standard Hotel in Kings Cross has everything from floor-to-ceiling windows, vegan paella, pork tacos, and a full chef’s tasting menu. Heads up, this place is open until 3am at the weekend.


££££ 1 Park Road

There’s a new seafood spot and wine bar up in Crouch End serving a completely casual £69 seafood platter for two, as well as dishes like a delica pumpkin satay, miso hake collars, and buttermilk cod cheeks. You can also just swing by for a glass of wine and some oysters at their bar.


Sri Lankan  in  Soho
££££ 21 Kingly Court

If you like the sound of curries, rotis, and lots of cardamom, then Kolamba should probably be on your radar. This new Sri Lankan spot in Soho looks like the kind of place that’s good for anyone who enjoys plenty of foliage and a strong coconut cocktail.


££££ 31 Shad Thames

London Bridge has a new neighbourhood Italian restaurant that’s all about pasta and the kind of nibbles you probably serve on the top deck of your imaginary yacht. As well as a short, changing menu of classic antipasti, you’ll find things like goats curd, saffron, tomato consommé, and fennel sausage in their homemade pastas.

The Hunter's Moon

££££ 86 Fulham Road

South Kensington has a brand new home county style pub with plenty of oak flooring, leather armchairs, and a fireplace. But if you’re guessing that the menu is 99% pub grub, think again. They’re serving everything from scallop ceviche starters, to a plate of 36-month aged comté for dessert. There’s also a caramelised apple and stuffed pork belly roast on Sundays.


££££ 145 City Road

You’re feeling fit. You’re feeling fresh. You’re feeling like someone with an entirely adequate amount of vitamin B12. No? In which case, this new, kind of healthy spot on Old Street might be just the place for you. Open from 7am until 8pm, this place is all about salad bowls, on-tap kombucha, pressed juices, porridge, and even more salad.

Haymarket Wine House

££££ 66 Haymarket

If you like the sound of lots of red wine and steak for a tenner, then Haymarket Wine House should probably be on your radar. As well as their affordable flat iron cut, you’ll find classic French sides on the menu here. Also, importantly, there’s a 1am closing time that’s pretty handy if you’re looking for late night post-theatre eats.

September 2019

Sweet Chick

££££ 8 Market Place

Southern fried chicken, waffles, and classic comfort food sides like mac and cheese - that’s what Sweet Chick is all about. They’re already a big deal in the US with sites in New York and LA, but their first UK spot is in Fitzrovia with plenty of seating, a built in DJ deck, and, crucially, a bourbon-packed cocktail called ‘Tiger, Tiger Woods Y’all’.


££££ 29 Belsize Park

If you’re into old school Italian restaurants with classics like calamari fritti, spaghetti vongole, and tiramisu on the menu - then Calici, a new little neighbourhood spot near Belsize Park, should probably be on your radar.