Caprice Holdings have finally announced this long awaited opening, Sexy Fish, on Berkeley Square. It’s going to be epic, with an Asian inspired menu, stunning art and a kick ass cocktail list. See you there!
From the team behind the Lido Café, this stylish new pizzeria in Crystal Palace has got us excited. Iberio chorizo and pickled chilli pizza, plenty of negronis and huge cones of hazelnut gelato. It’s the local restaurant we would all love at the end of our road.
Wazen – opens October
A contemporary Japanese restaurant in Kings Cross that combines high quality ingredients and traditional cooking methods. The menu features exciting dishes like spicy tuna tartare, Chicken kakinotane, Baby Chicken with nanban sauce and Stone bass with tomato ume and yuzu shio ponzu. A bento box set lunch will be available and an extensive range of premium sake.
Wazen – 2 Acton Street London WC1X 9NA
Beef and Brew
Cooking up flat irons and onglets, this new steak house in Kentish Town will be focus on a number of different bovine beauties. As well as steaks, feast on salt brisket with leek and mustard cream or a mouth watering short rib French dip bun. Expect cheeky sides and plenty of craft beer.
Serving fragrant hot pots, this new Chinese restaurant in Soho is set to open in November. Chose your broth and then grab a selection of different fillings from the conveyor belt, including pork, clams, seabass, noodles and fresh oysters. Mix and match and create your own personalised hot pot.
Vietfood, opens 21St September
An ex-Hakkasan chef is opening an exciting new Vietnamese restaurant in Soho. Expect sizzling street food, classic Pho and a vibrant selection of house dishes like coconut calamari and stir fried duck.
A fabulous French brassiere in the heart of Chelsea serving Provencal and coastal cuisine like bouillabaisse with red mullet and roasted sea bass with smoked tomato.
DF Mexico Tottenham Court Road
Thomasina Miers continutes the expansion of her Tex Mex brand DF Mexico, with a vibrant new site on Tottenham Court Road. Expect NYC Tortas with smashed avocado and cucumber pickle and Panko crumbed MSC cod tacos, as well as new dishes such as Carne con chile crinkle cut fries.
28-29 Tottenham Court Road , W1T 1BU
Mother Clucker at Cat and Mutton
The fried chicken champions will be nesting in the kitchens of the East London boozer and cooking up a storm for hungry punters. Tuck into a Mother Clucker Bucket – two drumsticks, one thigh, three wings and two strips, with side, or try their beer can chicken for an indulgent Sunday feast.
House of Ho Charlotte Street – opens Autumn
Vietnamese veteran, Bobby Chin, is opening his second House of Ho restaurant on Charlotte Street. Taking over the site of Bam-Bou, the new restaurant will be the biggest to date. Expect modern twists on authentic Vietnamese classics and a killer cocktail menu.
Foxlow Chiswick and Balham – from October
Will Beckett and Huw Gott are expanding the fabulous Foxlow brand and taking it to Chiswick and Balham, opening in October and November. With a cracking menu of steaks, kimchi beef shortrib and burgers, and their almighty brunch menu, we are thrilled that there is a little more Foxlow to go around.
Vico, opens August
Italian Street food from Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo, owners of Bocca di Lupo, located on Cambridge Circus. Vivo won’t have a set menu, instead, well priced food like pizza by the slice, polpette, arancini, fried seafood and incredible Gelupo Gelato. House wine will be served by the carafe and spritz on tap
On The Bab Express
Kick ass Korean Street Food, ready to take away in the heart of Marylebone. Expect Korean fried chicken, steamed buns, bibimbap and their new On The Bab noodle soup, topped with prawn dumplings, spicy chicken or beef bulgogi.
Molé Taco Bar
A tantalising new taqueria in Marylebone serving refined South American dishes, using modern cooking methods – 80% of their dishes are gluten free. Expect succulent grilled anticuchos, zingy ceviche, tacos and larger dishes like their 16 hour braised chipotle beef short rib or seabass with lemon zest Pico de Gallo.
Bernardi’s, opens 8th September
A sophisticated Italian restaurant in a beautifully restored Victorian town house in Portman Village, Marylebone, serving simple, seasonal dishes. The menu is classic Italian, with a selection of antipasti, pastas (tarragon gnocci and rabbit ragu), secondi and desserts. We are already drooling over the rare-breed pork, preserved lemon, clams and fregola. Get there early so that you can nibble on cicchetti and veal sausage, sage and chili pizzettes from the bar before dinner.
Hoppers – opens October
A new South Indian food concept from the guys behind Gymkhana and Trishna. Serving up stuffed dosa and aappam (a light rice pancake), Hoppers will accompany the dishes with traditional chutneys and sambol, as well as serving larger meals like buffalo biryani and Tamil chicken.
Dirty Bones Soho – Kingly Court, opens September
With killer comfort food and an insane cocktail menu, Soho is about to get a whole lot tastier as Dirty Bones gets ready to open its second site in Kingly Court. Expect pin ball machines, music and of course The Mac Daddy Burger – that’s a beef burger, pulled beef short rib and mac ‘n’ cheese – hell yeah!
Egg Break London
Moving into an old Thai restaurant in Notting Hill, Egg Break chilled out diner serving up mega pork belly, fried chicken or sausage sandwiches that are topped with glorious (you guessed it) eggs, alongside eggy dishes like spaghetti carbonara and classic avocado on toast. Sides include crispy hash browns and they even do mega milkshakes.
A sandwich shop with attitude, serving up massive American sandwiches. Their specialty is salt beef, and you can have it slow braised with sweet pickle ghekins and dijonnaise on Caraway bread. They also have punchy porchetta style slow roast lamb saddle with red onion confit, mint and wild rocket. Everything is made using the best seasonal British produce. Lunch just got interesting.
Cafe Mish – 1A Shepherd Street, London W1J
Morden and Lea
A slick new restaurant from Mark Sargeant, serving up seasonal British dishes. Set over two floors, the contemporary restaurant has a bright breezy feel. We loved the upstairs dining room and if you can bag a booth, get ready for long dinner!
Morden and Lea, 17 Wardour St, London W1D 6PJ
Come Fry with Me – opening Autumn
Triple cooked fries with insane toppings like truffle and Parmesan, topped with chilli con carne or steak and Stilton. Available in skinny gastro or skin on, flavoured, topped or in a butty. Are you drooling already?
Come Fry with Me, Covent Garden
Say good-bye to Pret and hello to Street Kitchen’s ‘by the inch’ gourmet sandwiches. Made using beautiful breads with insane fillings, like roast chicken with tarragon mayo, smoked salmon with pickled red cabbage or warm salt beef, these hand made beauties are going to be our new go-to sarnies.
Street Kitchen, 42 Broadgare Circle EC2M 2QS
Argentine restaurateur Juan Santa Cruz opens his first UK restaurant in Notting Hill, with a slick members club feel. The vibrant, Argentine influenced menu features succulent Argentine steaks and the best British fish and game.
Casa Cruz – 123 Clarendon Road London W11 4JG
A modern Greek restaurant in Soho serving up delicious, freshly made Greek suvlaki. Choose from lamb, chicken, pork or vegetables, cooked on a robata grill and served in a pillowy soft pitta.
Suvlaki – 21, Bateman Street London W1D 3AL
An all American crab restaurant serving up crab classics like savoury king crab brioche doughnuts and a West Coast bucket boil – a mix of crab claws, mussels, lobsters and Merguez sausage. Expect decadent desserts and killer cocktails.
Crab Tavern – Broadgate Circle Unit 7 EC2M 2 QS
Hook is a modern fish and chip shop at Pop Brixton, serving the highest quality, sustainable fresh fish. Their fish is crusted in Panko crumbs and laced with house spices like Cuban, Cajun and Jamaican Jerk. The menu extends to scallops, cod cheeks and squid, as well as sides and tempting desserts.
Hook Brixton – 53 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ
Jubo Exmouth Market
Following on from the success of Jubo on Riving ton Street, the new location on Exmouth Market offers more causal Korean-American dining, with Korean Fried Chicken, steamed buns, noodles and rice bowls. They also serve a wicked selection of Anju – Korean drinking food!
Jubo – 50 Exmouth Market, London, EC1R 4QE
Inspired by the drinking dens of Southern India, Toddy Shop will be dishing up fresh south Indian food – breakfast will include classic Idli sambar (steamed rice cakes with lentils) and dinner, wonderful dishes like Koliwada Calamari, Coorgi Pulled Pork and Himalayan Ribs.
Toddy Shop at Chai Ki, 1 Crossrail Place London E14 5AR
A stylish neighbourhood café serving home-cooked Mediterranean food, including family-style dishes of Gallega octopus with chorizo, braised pork cheeks and red mullet with tapenade. House pasta will be made daily and they have an extensive wine list.
I Robert – 54 Curzon Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8PG