Arcade Food Theatre
When London’s eight top restaurants decide to come together and create an upscale food court at centre point, you know you want to be there! Arcade Food Theatre have brought in names such as- Oklava, Flat Iron, Chotto Matte, El Pastor, Pophams, Lina Stores, Casa do Frango and TATA Eatery’s Tou (whose Iberian katsu sando is one of London’s top dishes right now) to create offshoot kitchens here.
Location: 103-105 New Oxford Street, London, WC2H 8LH.
A new restaurant whose chef, Quique Dacosta has both three Michelin stars and a spot in the world’s 50 Best Restaurants longlist and is also recommended by Giles Coren, you know it’s something big! The paella Valenciana has been quite highly rated here.
Location: 64 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8NQ
Londoners already love Bao, and a new opening of their favourite chain is nothing but exciting. Bao will be adding karaoke for their customers along with the delicious food they are known for. they are also adding bao-to-go, bubble tea, chicken nugget bao and the prawn shia song boa (which is a fried bao).
Location 13 Stoney Street Borough Market London, SE1 9AD
Bob Bob Cité
The sequel to Bob Bob Ricard is finally here and it’s very fancy! It’s over the floor in the Leadenhall building (aka the Cheesegrater), and it’s a restaurant that’s really quite like no other. It is said that the restaurant has a feel of escapism from the real world which is far below which is wholly seductive. It is also said that Bob Bob Cité is as good a place to sit and watch the world end.
Location: Level 8, 122 Leadenhall St, London EC3V 4AB
The Big Mamma Group opens its second restaurant here in London, following Gloria, and it looks magnificent! Just pop in to enjoy the aesthetic of the place which will give you a feel of an expensive vacation. The food and cocktails add on to the fruitful experience.
Location: Rathbone Square, London W1T 1JN
Robin and Sarah Gill, the people behind The Dairy as well as Dairy alumnus Dean Parker open their latest restaurant and bar in the brand new Embassy Gardens (opposite the US embassy). This restaurant is dedicated to Robin’s father in which there’s a mix of bar and restaurants with a few New York Irish influences in the menu.
Location: 3 Viaduct Gardens Road, Embassy Gardens, London, SW11 7AY
Emilia is the new restaurant from the Woodhead Restaurant Group, the people who brought London the current, celebrated version of the Quality Chop House, Clipstone and Portland. This restaurant has taken over the restaurant at auction house Bonham’s. “The kitchen, led by Stuart Andrew from Clipstone, is one worthy of two young restaurateurs at the top of their game” Fay Maschler said. Jay Rayner agreed by saying “Chef Stuart Andrew’s concise menu is an object lesson in the value of doing just a few things exceptionally well.”
Location: 7 Haunch of Venison Yard, London W1K 5ES
The opening of Flor in Borough was greatly anticipated by Londoners as Lyle is one of only two restaurants in the World’s 50 Best. Flor is offering more than a small plate version of Lyle’s which combines wine bar, bakery and restaurant into what is immediately one of Borough’s best places to eat. It’s an ideal place to go in for a quick bite or a quick drink.
Location: 1 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
Four Legs at the Compton Arms
A local favourite, The Compton Arms has been much expected to be welcomed with excitement with their refurb and revamp under Nick Stephans (The Gun). Four legs changes up their menu daily, offering truly seasonal options for the area, and it’s expected that it has already become one of London’s very best burgers.
Location: 4 Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD
Endo at Rotunda
This sushi restaurant already has a high praised review by Giles Coren, who said, “what was probably the most perfect meal I have eaten in a restaurant in more than 20 years as a critic.” The restaurant is in White City, which comes from Endo Kazutoshi, former sushi master at Zuma. It’s like gold dust to be able to find a table here as it’s a small high-end sushi restaurant with an already great reputation.
Location: White City House Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FR.
This has been known as a celeb hub including Lady Amelia Windsor, Jourdan Dunn and Olympia Campbell, and Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice have been in on a double date. Their food is an electric mix of modern European dishes, full of playful twists and surprises.
Location: 95 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB
Olive magazine and Mail on Sunday gave remarkable reviews stating, “to the posh rice pudding at the end, hiding sweet and sour, Pink Panther-hued stewed rhubarb” and Tom Parker Bowles declaring “food that makes me happy” pretty much sums it all. Giles Coren added to all this by expressing and liking the fact that it was “something young and new and lovely in funny old, crusty old, somewhat over the hill Notting Hill”
Location: 31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU
The Sea The Sea
This restaurant focuses on making the simple stuff stand out beautifully. Marina O’Loughlin says, “all so simple, so clever, so glorious to eat.” The texture and sensational exercise of layers lifts up the Instagram game as well.
Location: 174 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0AW.
This restaurant can be liked and not so liked at the same time. Many may not appreciate the Iberian/classic French/full English mash-up, but again to many it might just be a breeze of fresh air.
Location: Goring Hotel, 15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW
Kathryn Flett mentions to Telegraph “if I could choose a restaurant in which to quietly pass away, still smiling, after a couple of glasses of wine and a good lunch with an old friend, it would probably be whichever is C&K’s latest.” After long, Corbin and King opened a London restaurant which is a grand café in St. John’s wood. It’s been crowded ever since the opening and it looks like it’s been there for a while.
Location: 60 St Johns Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH
Tayer + Elementary
Alex Kratena (winner of World’s best bar four years in a row) teamed up with top mixologist Monica Berg and katsu sandwich supremos Ta Ta Eatery and managed to combine together a cocktail bar with great food. There’s a casual bar in front, with a more experimental Tayer bar in the back. Jimi Famurewa in the Standard says, “the cooking at Tayēr + Elementary is heartening, awe-inspiring “
Location: 152 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BJ
Wild Honey St James
The new incarnation of Wild Honey on Pall Mall has already been able to bring in its Fans of the original Wild Honey. Fans have been waiting to revisit the cooking of Anthony Demetre. Even though Square Meal has claimed their cosy charm of its Mayfair premises to be lost but has also stated their cooking still hits the sweet spot.
Location: 8 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5NG