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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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EKTE Nordic Kitchen

Opens 23rd April 2018

EKTE Nordic Kitchen Opens 23rd April 2018 EKTE Nordic Kitchen opens on 23rd April 2018 in Bloomberg Arcade. Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen, who launched successful City stalwart, 1 Lombard Street in 1998, promises something very different at this glass-fronted 60 seat restaurant in Bloomberg Arcade. Fresh and seasonal Nordic-inspired cooking is the thing at EKTE Nordic Kitchen where open sandwiches and Scandinavian pastries are available to take away. Stop by for breakfast and you'll find Danish pastries, charcuterie and gravad lax and eggs on the menu. EKTE, meaning 'genuine' or 'real' in Norwegian, translates into a varied menu with typical dishes including snaps-cured dill salmon with pickled radishes, mustard marinated herring with caramelised apple, and new potato salad with smoked mayo, fried onion and toasted rye crumbs. Danish apple cake with cinnamon ice cream is for dessert, along with Norwegian hazelnut cake with chocolate sauce. Interiors match the simplicity of the Nordic menu, making use of weathered oak, tanned leather, polished concrete, charred timber and pale stone. London based Danish Design studio JLKDS has created an elegant place with an expansive outdoor seating area for up to 20. 2018/04/23 Where:
EKTE Nordic Kitchen, 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade London, EC4N 8AR
Category: Scandinavian Cuisine

EKTE Nordic Kitchen, 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR

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

 
 
Soren Jessen

EKTE Nordic Kitchen opens on 23rd April 2018 in Bloomberg Arcade.

Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen, who launched successful City stalwart, 1 Lombard Street in 1998, promises something very different at this glass-fronted 60 seat restaurant in Bloomberg Arcade. Fresh and seasonal Nordic-inspired cooking is the thing at EKTE Nordic Kitchen where open sandwiches and Scandinavian pastries are available to take away. Stop by for breakfast and you'll find Danish pastries, charcuterie and gravad lax and eggs on the menu. EKTE, meaning 'genuine' or 'real' in Norwegian, translates into a varied menu with typical dishes including snaps-cured dill salmon with pickled radishes, mustard marinated herring with caramelised apple, and new potato salad with smoked mayo, fried onion and toasted rye crumbs. Danish apple cake with cinnamon ice cream is for dessert, along with Norwegian hazelnut cake with chocolate sauce. Interiors match the simplicity of the Nordic menu, making use of weathered oak, tanned leather, polished concrete, charred timber and pale stone. London based Danish Design studio JLKDS has created an elegant place with an expansive outdoor seating area for up to 20.
 
 
 

Cornerstone

Opens 24th April 2018

Cornerstone Opens 24th April 2018 Cornerstone opens on Tuesday 24th April 2018. Tom Brown (previously head chef at Nathan Outlaw's eponymous restaurant at The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge) has his own restaurant with Cornerstone in Hackney Wick. Pickled oysters, beetroot cured grey mullet and duck leg scrumpet served with chicory ketchup and smoked almonds are just a small sample of the eight or so dishes you can dine on. The kitchen of the 46-cover restaurant is a central feature, showcasing Tom's own style of simple, seasonal and produce-driven cooking. The kitchen also doubles up as a counter-bar, seating eight guests. The best seats in the house. 2018/04/24 Where:
Cornerstone, 61 Wallis Road London, E10 5GS
Category: British Cuisine

Cornerstone, 61 Wallis Road, London, E10 5GS

Tube: Leyton Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom Brown

Cornerstone opens on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

Tom Brown (previously head chef at Nathan Outlaw's eponymous restaurant at The Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge) has his own restaurant with Cornerstone in Hackney Wick. Pickled oysters, beetroot cured grey mullet and duck leg scrumpet served with chicory ketchup and smoked almonds are just a small sample of the eight or so dishes you can dine on. The kitchen of the 46-cover restaurant is a central feature, showcasing Tom's own style of simple, seasonal and produce-driven cooking. The kitchen also doubles up as a counter-bar, seating eight guests. The best seats in the house.
 
 
 
 

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Opens 24th April 2018

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden Opens 24th April 2018 Phase 2 of Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden opens on 23rd April 2018 | The Petersham, La Goccia, La Goccia Bar and Floral Court: two restaurants, a bar and courtyard. The magic of Petersham Nurseries came to Covent Garden in summer 2017, with the Boglione family taking over four units of the new Floral Court development. Bringing the spirit of the Richmond oasis to central London, the Michaelis Boyd designed space occupies 16,000 square foot and includes two restaurants, a lifestyle shop, garden shop, delicatessen with a wine cellar and a florist. Summer 2017 sees the opening of The Shop, The Potting Bench, The Delicatessen, The Florist and Wine Cellar while the two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia, the La Goccia bar and Courtyard will follow in April 2018. The new space blends Italian and British culture and maintains the family's passion for simplicity, flora, fauna and responsibly sourced produce, creating a refined, calm setting within a central urban environment. Located in a Grade II listed building beneath three Victorian atriums, The Shop offers a handpicked collection of homeware, furniture and gifts as well as specialist indoor plants, floral displays and artisanal gardening tools; The Delicatessen brings the spirit of a traditional Italian grocery store to central London with a selection of small artisanal suppliers; and The Florist offers a dramatic selection of wild, colourful and romantic displays that capture the true essence of Petersham Nurseries. Details of the restaurants and bar will be available later in the year. 2018/04/24 Where:
Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, Floral Court London, WC2E 9FB
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden, Floral Court, London, WC2E 9FB

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Phase 2 of Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden opens on 23rd April 2018 | The Petersham, La Goccia, La Goccia Bar and Floral Court: two restaurants, a bar and courtyard.

The magic of Petersham Nurseries came to Covent Garden in summer 2017, with the Boglione family taking over four units of the new Floral Court development. Bringing the spirit of the Richmond oasis to central London, the Michaelis Boyd designed space occupies 16,000 square foot and includes two restaurants, a lifestyle shop, garden shop, delicatessen with a wine cellar and a florist. Summer 2017 sees the opening of The Shop, The Potting Bench, The Delicatessen, The Florist and Wine Cellar while the two restaurants, The Petersham and La Goccia, the La Goccia bar and Courtyard will follow in April 2018. The new space blends Italian and British culture and maintains the family's passion for simplicity, flora, fauna and responsibly sourced produce, creating a refined, calm setting within a central urban environment. Located in a Grade II listed building beneath three Victorian atriums, The Shop offers a handpicked collection of homeware, furniture and gifts as well as specialist indoor plants, floral displays and artisanal gardening tools; The Delicatessen brings the spirit of a traditional Italian grocery store to central London with a selection of small artisanal suppliers; and The Florist offers a dramatic selection of wild, colourful and romantic displays that capture the true essence of Petersham Nurseries. Details of the restaurants and bar will be available later in the year.
 
 
 

Pergola Paddington

Opens 26th April 2018

Pergola Paddington Opens 26th April 2018 Pergola Paddington returns for summer on 26th April 2018. Following its first summer, when Pergola Paddington proved to be a big hit, the fashionable food court is back. This secret hideaway in the heart of West London comes with a covered dining area for 850, four food outlets and seven comfy day beds on the top deck terrace - perfect for soaking up the sun. Bringing green foliage to Paddington's urban surrounds, the two-floor space serves food by burger legends Patty & Bun and Mexican fast food specialists DF Mexico, as well as new additions including shredded duck restaurant Canard and Vietnamese barbecue masters MAM. You can book in for free for as many as 199 people or simply walk in on your tod, no booking required. 2018/04/26 Where:
Pergola Paddington, 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central London, W2 6PY
Category: British Cuisine

Pergola Paddington, 5 Kingdom Street, Paddington Central, London, W2 6PY

Tube: Paddington Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

Pergola Paddington returns for summer on 26th April 2018.

Following its first summer, when Pergola Paddington proved to be a big hit, the fashionable food court is back. This secret hideaway in the heart of West London comes with a covered dining area for 850, four food outlets and seven comfy day beds on the top deck terrace - perfect for soaking up the sun. Bringing green foliage to Paddington's urban surrounds, the two-floor space serves food by burger legends Patty & Bun and Mexican fast food specialists DF Mexico, as well as new additions including shredded duck restaurant Canard and Vietnamese barbecue masters MAM. You can book in for free for as many as 199 people or simply walk in on your tod, no booking required.
 
 
 

Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street

Opens spring 2018

Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street Opens spring 2018 Lina Stores will launch its first restaurant, Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street - in spring 2018. Chef Masha Rener, a longtime customer at Lina Stores , is heading up the kitchen at Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street, the first restaurant from the Soho institution. Born and raised in a remote valley on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, Masha began her culinary education growing up on her parents' organic farm, restaurant and hotel, La Chiusa. Her Italian heritage is brought to the fifty-one-seat restaurant on Greek Street, influenced by the restaurants and cafes of mid-century Italy. S et over two floors, the green, white and polished aluminium interiors are instantly recognisable from the original Lina Stores. P asta served in the restaurant is hand-made daily at the Brewer Street deli (as it has been since 1944). As well as pasta dishes like tortellini in brodo, spaghetti chitarra with baby clams and gnocchi stuffed with fresh ricotta and white truffle you'll find prosciutti, cheeses and antipasti that Lina Stores has become famous for alongside a small selection of Italian wines, Italian cocktails and desserts. 2018/04/30 Where:
Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street, 51 Greek Street London, W1D 4EH
Category: Italian Cuisine

Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street, 51 Greek Street, London, W1D 4EH

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha Rener

Lina Stores will launch its first restaurant, Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street - in spring 2018.

Chef Masha Rener, a longtime customer at Lina Stores , is heading up the kitchen at Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street, the first restaurant from the Soho institution. Born and raised in a remote valley on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, Masha began her culinary education growing up on her parents' organic farm, restaurant and hotel, La Chiusa. Her Italian heritage is brought to the fifty-one-seat restaurant on Greek Street, influenced by the restaurants and cafes of mid-century Italy. S et over two floors, the green, white and polished aluminium interiors are instantly recognisable from the original Lina Stores. P asta served in the restaurant is hand-made daily at the Brewer Street deli (as it has been since 1944). As well as pasta dishes like tortellini in brodo, spaghetti chitarra with baby clams and gnocchi stuffed with fresh ricotta and white truffle you'll find prosciutti, cheeses and antipasti that Lina Stores has become famous for alongside a small selection of Italian wines, Italian cocktails and desserts.
 
 
 

The Hero of Maida

Opens late April 2018

The Hero of Maida Opens late April 2018 The Hero of Maida opens in late April 2018. The third pub from chef Henry Harris (who made his name at Racine ) and James McCulloch (previously at The Harcourt and Three Cranes), The Hero of Maida turns the popular Truscott Arms into a pub with dining rooms serving seven-hour slow-roasted shoulder of lamb and roast rib of Angus beef. Described by The Guardian as "the best French chef with the decency to be British", Harris is reinstating the pub's much-loved Sunday roast with updated classics so you can be sure your lamb and beef will come with all the trimmings. The ground floor of the Victorian corner site becomes a bar serving well sourced ales, beers and bar food, while the upper levels are dedicated to more formal dining a la carte, complemented by classic old world wines. For more of this sort of thing it's good to know the group is also behind The Coach in Clerkenwell and Three Cranes in the City. 2018/04/30 Where:
The Hero of Maida, 55 Shirland Road London, W9 2JD
Category:

The Hero of Maida, 55 Shirland Road, London, W9 2JD

Tube: Warwick Avenue Station

 
 

The Hero of Maida opens in late April 2018.

The third pub from chef Henry Harris (who made his name at Racine ) and James McCulloch (previously at The Harcourt and Three Cranes), The Hero of Maida turns the popular Truscott Arms into a pub with dining rooms serving seven-hour slow-roasted shoulder of lamb and roast rib of Angus beef. Described by The Guardian as "the best French chef with the decency to be British", Harris is reinstating the pub's much-loved Sunday roast with updated classics so you can be sure your lamb and beef will come with all the trimmings. The ground floor of the Victorian corner site becomes a bar serving well sourced ales, beers and bar food, while the upper levels are dedicated to more formal dining a la carte, complemented by classic old world wines. For more of this sort of thing it's good to know the group is also behind The Coach in Clerkenwell and Three Cranes in the City.
 
 
 

VIVI

Opens April 2018

VIVI Opens April 2018 VIVI at Centre Point opens in April 2018. 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, Royal Albert Hall and 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 with banana splits to share. The restaurant also includes a bar for cocktails, the Liquid Lounge for an early morning juice and The Gallery, serving an express menu of small bites with views over New Oxford Street. 2018/04/30 Where:
VIVI, Centre Point, New Oxford Street London, WC1A 1DD
Category: British Cuisine

VIVI, Centre Point, New Oxford Street, London, WC1A 1DD

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exterior

VIVI at Centre Point opens in April 2018.

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, Royal Albert Hall and 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 with banana splits to share. The restaurant also includes a bar for cocktails, the Liquid Lounge for an early morning juice and The Gallery, serving an express menu of small bites with views over New Oxford Street.
 
 
 
 

Hans' Bar & Grill

Opens spring 2018

Hans' Bar & Grill Opens spring 2018 Hans' Bar & Grill opens on Chelsea's Pavilion Road in spring 2018. Walking distance from Sloane Square, Hans' Bar & Grill offers an all-day seasonal menu and plush velvet chairs behind one of Pavilion Road's charming mews facades. The 106-seat restaurant, nestled amongst the artisanal shops and food suppliers of the picturesque street and part of 11 Cadogan Gardens , is headed by chef Adam England (previously of Le Pont de la Tour ). British produce is underpinned by his classical cookery skills, from his signature duck breast, to confit salmon, goats curd and cucumber, and his own take on a classic veal carpaccio. Taking inspiration from the namesake of the restaurant, Hans Sloane, who was credited with bringing cocoa to the UK, chocolate desserts and hot chocolate are a highlight at this inviting neighbourhood spot. Stop by for breakfast and brunch - for favourites like eggs benedict and steak tartare - or pull up at stool at the 20 seat bar. 2018/05/01 Where:
Hans' Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Road London, SW1X 0BP
Category: British Cuisine

Hans' Bar & Grill, 164 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP

Tube: Sloane Square Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam England

Hans' Bar & Grill opens on Chelsea's Pavilion Road in spring 2018.

Walking distance from Sloane Square, Hans' Bar & Grill offers an all-day seasonal menu and plush velvet chairs behind one of Pavilion Road's charming mews facades. The 106-seat restaurant, nestled amongst the artisanal shops and food suppliers of the picturesque street and part of 11 Cadogan Gardens , is headed by chef Adam England (previously of Le Pont de la Tour ). British produce is underpinned by his classical cookery skills, from his signature duck breast, to confit salmon, goats curd and cucumber, and his own take on a classic veal carpaccio. Taking inspiration from the namesake of the restaurant, Hans Sloane, who was credited with bringing cocoa to the UK, chocolate desserts and hot chocolate are a highlight at this inviting neighbourhood spot. Stop by for breakfast and brunch - for favourites like eggs benedict and steak tartare - or pull up at stool at the 20 seat bar.
 
 
 

Market Halls Fulham

Opens May 2018

Market Halls Fulham Opens May 2018 Market Hall Fulham opens in May 2018. With ten kitchens, a bar and seating for 180, Market Halls Fulham turns the well-preserved 1880 ticket hall of the old Edwardian underground station at Fulham Broadway into a food hall. It's the first of three Market Halls sites to open in 2018, an initiative by former property investor Andy Lewis-Pratt and Simon Anderson, the entrepreneur and restaurateur behind Pitt Cue Co. Working with new start-ups as well as local restaurants, the traders offer their own unique take on the global food scene. Plates, bowls, glasses and cutlery replace the disposable tableware usually used for street food, making it more environmentally friendly. Traders at Fulham include Yard Sale Pizza, Press Coffee, Calcutta Canteen, Hot Box and Butchies. Beers come from the likes of Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co and Siren Craft Brew. Following Fulham, Market Halls open in Victoria in summer 2018 transforming Pacha's arcaded bays at Victoria's Terminus Place into a three-storey food hall opening with 14 kitchens and three bars. Finally, the flagship - Market Halls West End - launches in the autumn in part of the former BHS building just off Oxford Street. 2018/05/01 Where:
Market Halls Fulham, Old Underground Station, Fulham Broadway London, SW6 1BY
Category:

Market Halls Fulham, Old Underground Station, Fulham Broadway, London, SW6 1BY

Tube: Fulham Broadway Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffee

Market Hall Fulham opens in May 2018.

With ten kitchens, a bar and seating for 180, Market Halls Fulham turns the well-preserved 1880 ticket hall of the old Edwardian underground station at Fulham Broadway into a food hall. It's the first of three Market Halls sites to open in 2018, an initiative by former property investor Andy Lewis-Pratt and Simon Anderson, the entrepreneur and restaurateur behind Pitt Cue Co. Working with new start-ups as well as local restaurants, the traders offer their own unique take on the global food scene. Plates, bowls, glasses and cutlery replace the disposable tableware usually used for street food, making it more environmentally friendly. Traders at Fulham include Yard Sale Pizza, Press Coffee, Calcutta Canteen, Hot Box and Butchies. Beers come from the likes of Cloudwater, Wild Beer Co and Siren Craft Brew. Following Fulham, Market Halls open in Victoria in summer 2018 transforming Pacha's arcaded bays at Victoria's Terminus Place into a three-storey food hall opening with 14 kitchens and three bars. Finally, the flagship - Market Halls West End - launches in the autumn in part of the former BHS building just off Oxford Street.
 
 
 

Puttshack

Opens May 2018

Puttshack Opens May 2018 Puttshack, the super tech indoor mini-golf experience, is launching at Westfield London in May 2018. Brought to you by the brains behind Bounce and the tech whizzes behind global phenomenon Topgolf, Puttshack takes mini-golf to a whole new level - and you'll never get away with cheating again. Seven years in the making, the 15 million pound project is sprawled across 20,000 square feet - part of the 600 million pound Westfield London expansion which adds 90 new outlets to the west London shopping mall. At Puttshack you not only get four interactive nine hole courses, you'll also find a 750-capacity rum bar and restaurant where the menu, curated by Richard Edney, includes vegetarian and vegan dishes with florentine pizza and bao steamed buns among the choices. Adam Breeden, co-founder of Bounce, Flight Club, All Star Lanes and now Puttshack, is clearly king of Social Sports in London. 2018/05/01 Where:
Puttshack, Westfield London, Relay Square London, W12 7GF
Category: Golf

Puttshack, Westfield , Relay Square, London, W12 7GF

Tube: Wood Lane Station, Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffee

Puttshack, the super tech indoor mini-golf experience, is launching at Westfield London in May 2018.

Brought to you by the brains behind Bounce and the tech whizzes behind global phenomenon Topgolf, Puttshack takes mini-golf to a whole new level - and you'll never get away with cheating again. Seven years in the making, the 15 million pound project is sprawled across 20,000 square feet - part of the 600 million pound Westfield London expansion which adds 90 new outlets to the west London shopping mall. At Puttshack you not only get four interactive nine hole courses, you'll also find a 750-capacity rum bar and restaurant where the menu, curated by Richard Edney, includes vegetarian and vegan dishes with florentine pizza and bao steamed buns among the choices. Adam Breeden, co-founder of Bounce, Flight Club, All Star Lanes and now Puttshack, is clearly king of Social Sports in London.
 
 
 

Roof East

Opens 3rd May 2018

Roof East Opens 3rd May 2018 Roof East reopens on 3rd May 2018. On top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford Roof East is celebrating 250 years of the circus this summer. Back with summery grub - think seaside classics like fish and chips, surf and turf and halloumi fries - Hip Hop Bowls, Sluggers batting cages and a new look Birdies crazy golf, the rooftop adult playground is done up with bell tents and jugglers this season and includes a circus themed Big Top Spritz cocktail. Screenings by the Rooftop Film Club include a special circus style screening of Moulin Rouge, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a stripey deckchair. A great spot for a sundowner, the views over east London are pretty good from up here - you can see all the way to the Olympic Park with the red, looping curls of the Orbit rising above it. 2018/05/03 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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffee

Roof East reopens on 3rd May 2018.

On top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford Roof East is celebrating 250 years of the circus this summer. Back with summery grub - think seaside classics like fish and chips, surf and turf and halloumi fries - Hip Hop Bowls, Sluggers batting cages and a new look Birdies crazy golf, the rooftop adult playground is done up with bell tents and jugglers this season and includes a circus themed Big Top Spritz cocktail. Screenings by the Rooftop Film Club include a special circus style screening of Moulin Rouge, to be enjoyed from the comfort of a stripey deckchair. A great spot for a sundowner, the views over east London are pretty good from up here - you can see all the way to the Olympic Park with the red, looping curls of the Orbit rising above it.
 
 
 

Skylight Rooftop

Opens 3rd May 2018

Skylight Rooftop Opens 3rd May 2018 Skylight Rooftop reopens on 3rd May 2018. From 3rd May 2018, Skylight returns with croquet lawn games, World Cup screenings and Wimbledon on the big screen on top of Tobacco Dock. The summer season brings live entertainment, petanque, one-off parties, resident DJ collectives, rooftop yoga and some scenic sunsets. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, indoor and outdoor seating areas and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie from here. Favourite food traders return and a new refreshing seasonal cocktail menu is added alongside spritzes, pitchers, bubbly and wine. 2018/05/03 Where:
Skylight Rooftop, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane London, E1W 2SF
Category: Attractions for Kids

Skylight Rooftop, Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Tube: Rotherhithe Overground Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffee

Skylight Rooftop reopens on 3rd May 2018.

From 3rd May 2018, Skylight returns with croquet lawn games, World Cup screenings and Wimbledon on the big screen on top of Tobacco Dock. The summer season brings live entertainment, petanque, one-off parties, resident DJ collectives, rooftop yoga and some scenic sunsets. Set on the top three levels of a former car park in Wapping, the 600 capacity Skylight has multiple bars, indoor and outdoor seating areas and street food stalls, all set against some of the finest views in the city - you can see The Shard, The Gherkin and the Walkie Talkie from here. Favourite food traders return and a new refreshing seasonal cocktail menu is added alongside spritzes, pitchers, bubbly and wine.
 
 
 
 

Bob Bob Cite

Opens May 2018

Bob Bob Cite Opens May 2018 Bob Bob Cite opens in May 2018. Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant, on the third floor of the landmark Cheesegrater building in the City. Yes, the all-booth restaurant does have the all-important 'press for Champagne' button at every table. Also much like the original BBR, the modern French Russian menu features locally sourced, seasonal produce cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. As well as seating for 180, the restaurant has room for a further 120 covers in private rooms and a nine-seater Japanese dining room serving sushi, sashimi and tempura. The challenge will be getting a seat. 2018/05/04 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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffee

Bob Bob Cite opens in May 2018.

Known for his glamorous Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, Leonid Shutov opens a second Bob Bob restaurant, on the third floor of the landmark Cheesegrater building in the City. Yes, the all-booth restaurant does have the all-important 'press for Champagne' button at every table. Also much like the original BBR, the modern French Russian menu features locally sourced, seasonal produce cooked over an open flame or smoked in-house. As well as seating for 180, the restaurant has room for a further 120 covers in private rooms and a nine-seater Japanese dining room serving sushi, sashimi and tempura. The challenge will be getting a seat.
 
 
 

Temperate House at Kew

Opens 5th May 2018

Temperate House at Kew Opens 5th May 2018 The Temperate House at Kew reopens on 5th May 2018. A Grade I listed building at Kew , the spectacular Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. One of seven glasshouses at Kew, it's twice the size of the Palm House and houses an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened. Following a five-year, £41 million renovation project - the biggest in its entire history - Kew reopens the building in May 2018, having replaced thousands of panes of glass, intricate ironwork and brought in 10,000 plants. Showing the importance of plants, 1,500 species are housed here, from temperate regions around the world - the Mediterranean, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America, Asia, and Island floras. So you might find yourself in Mauritius where the only Dombeya mauritiana tree in cultivation grows, or in Nepal where Taxus wallichiana, a chemotherapy drug grows. A beacon of plant education and a real jewel in Kew's crown, set in the most tranquil corner of the world famous gardens. 2018/05/05 Where:
Temperate House at Kew, Kew Gardens, Kew Road London, TW9 2AA
Category: Historic Buildings

Temperate House at Kew, Kew Gardens, Kew Road, London, TW9 2AA

Tube: Kew Gardens Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kew

The Temperate House at Kew reopens on 5th May 2018.

A Grade I listed building at Kew , the spectacular Temperate House is the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world. One of seven glasshouses at Kew, it's twice the size of the Palm House and houses an internationally important collection of temperate zone plants, including some of the rarest and most threatened. Following a five-year, £41 million renovation project - the biggest in its entire history - Kew reopens the building in May 2018, having replaced thousands of panes of glass, intricate ironwork and brought in 10,000 plants. Showing the importance of plants, 1,500 species are housed here, from temperate regions around the world - the Mediterranean, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America, Asia, and Island floras. So you might find yourself in Mauritius where the only Dombeya mauritiana tree in cultivation grows, or in Nepal where Taxus wallichiana, a chemotherapy drug grows. A beacon of plant education and a real jewel in Kew's crown, set in the most tranquil corner of the world famous gardens.
 
 
 

Brigadiers

Opens May 2018

Brigadiers Opens May 2018 Brigadiers opens in Bloomberg Arcade in May 2018. They've given us the Michelin starred Trishna and Gymkhana , the hugely popular Hoppers as well as delivery service Motu Indian Kitchen. Now Jyotin, Karam, Karam Sethi and Sunaina Sethi, the family team behind JKS Restaurants, are bringing Brigadiers, a brand new concept, to Bloomberg Arcade. All we know, so far, is that the restaurant will serve classic Indian barbecue food in a space inspired by a traditional colonial Indian Army mess from the 1930s. One of ten restaurants in the arcade, Brigadiers will occupy one of three flagship spaces in the development next to Bloomberg's new European HQ , d esigned in collaboration with Foster + Partners. 2018/05/15 Where:
Brigadiers, Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street London, EC2R
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Brigadiers, Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC2R

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

 
 
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Brigadiers opens in Bloomberg Arcade in May 2018.

They've given us the Michelin starred Trishna and Gymkhana , the hugely popular Hoppers as well as delivery service Motu Indian Kitchen. Now Jyotin, Karam, Karam Sethi and Sunaina Sethi, the family team behind JKS Restaurants, are bringing Brigadiers, a brand new concept, to Bloomberg Arcade. All we know, so far, is that the restaurant will serve classic Indian barbecue food in a space inspired by a traditional colonial Indian Army mess from the 1930s. One of ten restaurants in the arcade, Brigadiers will occupy one of three flagship spaces in the development next to Bloomberg's new European HQ , d esigned in collaboration with Foster + Partners.
 
 
 

FirstLight Cycle

Opens May 2018

FirstLight Cycle Opens May 2018 FirstLight Cycle will open in Westfield London in May 2018. With cycle studios like Psycle and Boom Cycle popping up all over the capital, there's been something of an indoor cycling revolution in the city. FirstLight Cycle ups the ante with the UK's largest boutique cycling centre, with three studios in Westfield London. Their USP is the use of sunlight simulation technology which they say will increase circadian rhythm, awaken the senses, enhance energy and improve your mood. Playlists for each class are choreographed to deliver a full body workout on a bike, with weighted body bars used for upper body and core strength movements. Riders are then taken on a journey from sunrise through to sunset, revealing a themed destination using special acoustics and visuals. FirstLight Cycle will join other brands including All Star Lanes and Puttshack within Westfield's west London expansion, making the shopping centre the largest in Europe. 2018/05/15 Where:
FirstLight Cycle, Westfield London London, W12 7GF
Category:

FirstLight Cycle, Westfield , London, W12 7GF

Tube: Wood Lane Station, Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 

FirstLight Cycle will open in Westfield London in May 2018.

With cycle studios like Psycle and Boom Cycle popping up all over the capital, there's been something of an indoor cycling revolution in the city. FirstLight Cycle ups the ante with the UK's largest boutique cycling centre, with three studios in Westfield London. Their USP is the use of sunlight simulation technology which they say will increase circadian rhythm, awaken the senses, enhance energy and improve your mood. Playlists for each class are choreographed to deliver a full body workout on a bike, with weighted body bars used for upper body and core strength movements. Riders are then taken on a journey from sunrise through to sunset, revealing a themed destination using special acoustics and visuals. FirstLight Cycle will join other brands including All Star Lanes and Puttshack within Westfield's west London expansion, making the shopping centre the largest in Europe.
 
 
 

Vintry & Mercer Hotel

Opens Spring / Summer 2018

Vintry & Mercer Hotel Opens Spring / Summer 2018 Vintry & Mercer opens in Spring / Summer 2018. 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. 2018/05/31 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

 
 
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Vintry & Mercer opens in Spring / Summer 2018.

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.
 
 
 
 

Kricket White City

Opens summer 2018

Kricket White City Opens summer 2018 Kricket White City opens in summer 2018. It started out with a two year stint in one of Pop Brixton 's shipping containers then, in January 2017, Kricket's first permanent restaurant in Soho and this second, much larger bricks and mortar site in White City follows in summer 2018. Set up by founders chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, Kricket brings a modern, seasonal twist to Indian dishes. This 3,600 square foot restaurant in White City has an open kitchen, cocktail bar, outdoor terrace and seating for up to 140 so it can take reservations of all sizes. Part of the £10 billion White City regeneration project, Kricket joins other food, drink and entertainment options at Television Centre including Homeslice, Patty & Bun, Butterscotch Bakery and a second outpost of the Bluebird Cafe as well as White City House - a members' club, 47-bedroom hotel and an Electric Cinema from Soho House, all of which open in 2018. 2018/06/01 Where:
Kricket White City, Television Centre, 89 Wood Lane London, W12 8FA
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Kricket White City, Television Centre, 89 Wood Lane, London, W12 8FA

Tube: Wood Lane Station, White City Station, Latimer Road Station

 
 
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Kricket White City opens in summer 2018.

It started out with a two year stint in one of Pop Brixton 's shipping containers then, in January 2017, Kricket's first permanent restaurant in Soho and this second, much larger bricks and mortar site in White City follows in summer 2018. Set up by founders chef Will Bowlby and Rik Campbell, Kricket brings a modern, seasonal twist to Indian dishes. This 3,600 square foot restaurant in White City has an open kitchen, cocktail bar, outdoor terrace and seating for up to 140 so it can take reservations of all sizes. Part of the £10 billion White City regeneration project, Kricket joins other food, drink and entertainment options at Television Centre including Homeslice, Patty & Bun, Butterscotch Bakery and a second outpost of the Bluebird Cafe as well as White City House - a members' club, 47-bedroom hotel and an Electric Cinema from Soho House, all of which open in 2018.
 
 
 

The Duke of Richmond

Opens summer 2018

The Duke of Richmond Opens summer 2018 Tom Oldroyd opens The Duke of Richmond in summer 2018. Chef/restaurateur Tom Oldroyd, owner of Oldroyd on Islington's Upper Street, sets up The Duke of Richmond public house and dining room in Hackney, in summer 2018. O riginally opened in 1841 the pub - on corner of Queensbridge Road and Richmond Road and a 10 minute walk from Dalston Junction - is restored to its former glory as a neighbourhood public house and 30-cover dining room with an outside terrace - a semi-open kitchen and an open fire for cooking make this the ideal East London summer drinking spot. Serving different menus, b oth the pub and dining room menus have a strong French accent. Unlike Oldroyd, the dining room menu is not designed to be shared. Dishes come in starter and main course sizes, rather than small plates, so you might opt for lamb sweetbread and asparagus vol au vent followed by roast turbot and bearnaise. In the pub, favourites like Toulouse sausages with mash and roast shallots are served with a French slant. A ll-day pub roasts are set to compete with the best Sunday roasts in London. 2018/06/01 Where:
The Duke of Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Road London, E8 3NH
Category:

The Duke of Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Road, London, E8 3NH

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroyd

Tom Oldroyd opens The Duke of Richmond in summer 2018.

Chef/restaurateur Tom Oldroyd, owner of Oldroyd on Islington's Upper Street, sets up The Duke of Richmond public house and dining room in Hackney, in summer 2018. O riginally opened in 1841 the pub - on corner of Queensbridge Road and Richmond Road and a 10 minute walk from Dalston Junction - is restored to its former glory as a neighbourhood public house and 30-cover dining room with an outside terrace - a semi-open kitchen and an open fire for cooking make this the ideal East London summer drinking spot. Serving different menus, b oth the pub and dining room menus have a strong French accent. Unlike Oldroyd, the dining room menu is not designed to be shared. Dishes come in starter and main course sizes, rather than small plates, so you might opt for lamb sweetbread and asparagus vol au vent followed by roast turbot and bearnaise. In the pub, favourites like Toulouse sausages with mash and roast shallots are served with a French slant. A ll-day pub roasts are set to compete with the best Sunday roasts in London.
 
 
 

The Hoxton Southwark

Opens 1st June 2018

The Hoxton Southwark Opens 1st June 2018 The Hoxton, Southwark, is due to open in 2018. When they opened their first hotel in Shoreditch in 2006, The Hoxton paved the way for design-led budget hotels, showing disbelievers that you didn't have to pay for expensive mini-bars, and rip-off rates for phone calls or internet access. Its success has led to a third hotel in London, a 192-bedroom property on Blackfriars Road in Southwark, which is expected to open in 2018, joining existing Hoxton hotels in Shoreditch and Holborn. Occupying the lower six floors of a 14-storey building, Soho House - who already run The Hoxton Grill at the Hoxton Shoreditch and Chicken Shop and Hubbard & Bell at Hoxton Holborn - will operate a restaurant on the ground floor and a bar at the top. "It's conquered east and central London and now Hoxton is poised to take the south" ran an Evening Standard headline when planning permission was granted in 2015. Where The Hoxton goes, the hipsters follow. 2018/6/1 Where:
The Hoxton Southwark, 32-40 Blackfriars Road London, SE1 8PB
Category: New Hotels

The Hoxton Southwark, 32-40 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8PB

Tube: Southwark Station

 
 

The Hoxton, Southwark, is due to open in 2018.

When they opened their first hotel in Shoreditch in 2006, The Hoxton paved the way for design-led budget hotels, showing disbelievers that you didn't have to pay for expensive mini-bars, and rip-off rates for phone calls or internet access. Its success has led to a third hotel in London, a 192-bedroom property on Blackfriars Road in Southwark, which is expected to open in 2018, joining existing Hoxton hotels in Shoreditch and Holborn. Occupying the lower six floors of a 14-storey building, Soho House - who already run The Hoxton Grill at the Hoxton Shoreditch and Chicken Shop and Hubbard & Bell at Hoxton Holborn - will operate a restaurant on the ground floor and a bar at the top. "It's conquered east and central London and now Hoxton is poised to take the south" ran an Evening Standard headline when planning permission was granted in 2015. Where The Hoxton goes, the hipsters follow.
 
 
 

Hotel Indigo London - Aldgate

Opens 5th June 2018

Hotel Indigo London - Aldgate Opens 5th June 2018 Hotel Indigo London Aldgate opens on 5th June 2018. Situated beside the Whitechapel Gallery, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane, Hotel Indigo London - Aldgate brings modern, comfortable accommodation to Aldgate. The 212-room hotel includes doubles, twins with two double beds as well as several deluxe rooms and top floor suites. Each room comes with free WiFi, complimentary locally-stocked mini fridge and 24-hour room service. Modern and urban, the i nterior design is by Dexter Moren Associates, an architectural practice whose work includes The Curtain hotel, the Great Northern Hotel and the Shangri-La. Facilities include a restaurant where you can enjoy contemporary dishes and cocktails in a hotel which draws on the rich history of the local neighbourhood. 2018/06/05 Where:
Hotel Indigo London - Aldgate, 10 New Drum Street London, E1 7AT
Category: New Hotels

Hotel Indigo London - Aldgate, 10 New Drum Street, London, E1 7AT

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

 
 
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Hotel Indigo London Aldgate opens on 5th June 2018.

Situated beside the Whitechapel Gallery, Spitalfields and Petticoat Lane, Hotel Indigo London - Aldgate brings modern, comfortable accommodation to Aldgate. The 212-room hotel includes doubles, twins with two double beds as well as several deluxe rooms and top floor suites. Each room comes with free WiFi, complimentary locally-stocked mini fridge and 24-hour room service. Modern and urban, the i nterior design is by Dexter Moren Associates, an architectural practice whose work includes The Curtain hotel, the Great Northern Hotel and the Shangri-La. Facilities include a restaurant where you can enjoy contemporary dishes and cocktails in a hotel which draws on the rich history of the local neighbourhood.
 
 
 

One Blackfriars

Opens 2018

One Blackfriars Opens 2018 One Blackfriars opens in 2018. Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where homes start at more than a million pounds... for a one-bed. The 50-storey asymmetric tower designed by SimpsonHaugh Architects makes its mark on London's skyline with an unusual curved vertical line - looking not unlike a boomerang. Within the curvaceous high rise are 273 new homes - costing up to £23 million - with interiors by Tara Bernerd's firm and with access to a spa and swimming pool, private screening room, wine cellar and an executive lounge on the 32nd level, complete with a private dining area. The boutique 161-bedroom Bankside Hotel, with interiors by US based Dayna Lee and Ted Berner, the principal designers of Powerstrip Studio - occupies the low-rise six storey building on Rennie Street at the base of the residential tower. The hotel is housed behind a separate curved glass facade and includes a restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace , state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a 'white cube' art gallery. 2018/06/15 Where:
One Blackfriars, 1-16 Blackfriars Road London, SE1 9UF
Category: Sights

One Blackfriars, 1-16 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9UF

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station, Southwark Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George Plc

One Blackfriars opens in 2018.

Shortlisted for the 2015 World Architecture Festival Awards before it was even completed, One Blackfriars - or 'The Vase' - is a 170 metre high tower on London's Southbank where homes start at more than a million pounds... for a one-bed. The 50-storey asymmetric tower designed by SimpsonHaugh Architects makes its mark on London's skyline with an unusual curved vertical line - looking not unlike a boomerang. Within the curvaceous high rise are 273 new homes - costing up to £23 million - with interiors by Tara Bernerd's firm and with access to a spa and swimming pool, private screening room, wine cellar and an executive lounge on the 32nd level, complete with a private dining area. The boutique 161-bedroom Bankside Hotel, with interiors by US based Dayna Lee and Ted Berner, the principal designers of Powerstrip Studio - occupies the low-rise six storey building on Rennie Street at the base of the residential tower. The hotel is housed behind a separate curved glass facade and includes a restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace , state-of-the-art fitness facilities and a 'white cube' art gallery.
 
 
 
 

Rok Soho

Opens mid 2018

Rok Soho Opens mid 2018 Rok Soho will open in mid 2018. Rok, the Scandinavian restaurant which has, up until now, built a reputation for smoked meats, puts a greater emphasis on plant based dishes with its Soho restaurant, the first central London location from the group. With Rok Shoreditch and Islington already flying the flag for Guinea fowl and bacon jam, Rok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young have come up with more vegetable centric dishes - quite a change from the smoked meats which they are known for. The menu at Rok Soho has a section for fermented and pickled dishes made in-house - think cultured dairy products and fermented probiotic drinks. As well as non-alcoholic drinks they serve low ABV house meads and drinking vinegars developed in partnership with cocktail guru and long time collaborator Matt Whiley. 2018/06/15 Where:
Rok Soho, Soho London, W1
Category:

Rok Soho, Soho, London, W1

Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station, Goodge Street Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young

Rok Soho will open in mid 2018.

Rok, the Scandinavian restaurant which has, up until now, built a reputation for smoked meats, puts a greater emphasis on plant based dishes with its Soho restaurant, the first central London location from the group. With Rok Shoreditch and Islington already flying the flag for Guinea fowl and bacon jam, Rok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young have come up with more vegetable centric dishes - quite a change from the smoked meats which they are known for. The menu at Rok Soho has a section for fermented and pickled dishes made in-house - think cultured dairy products and fermented probiotic drinks. As well as non-alcoholic drinks they serve low ABV house meads and drinking vinegars developed in partnership with cocktail guru and long time collaborator Matt Whiley.
 
 
 

Hard Rock Hotel London

Opens 2018

Hard Rock Hotel London Opens 2018 The Hard Rock Hotel London opens in 2018. How apt that a place once frequented by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will become the Hard Rock Hotel London. A conversion of the existing Cumberland Hotel, and a short walk from the Hard Rock Cafe, the hotel will, not surprisingly, turn up the rock n roll factor with live music events by both local and international musicians. Guests arriving at the 900-room Hard Rock Hotel, which is at Marble Arch and so benefits from those panoramic views over Hyde Park, will walk into at a vast, welcoming lobby lounge - a place that's made for cocktails and live music. As you'd expect from the Hard Rock, a brand which has made its name with this sort of thing, there'll be curated memorabilia on displayed in the hotel and a memorabilia vault, housing some of Hard Rock's 80,000 or so historical pieces. An on-site Hard Rock Cafe and a Rock Shop, spa, restaurant and speakeasy bar plus free unlimited Wi-Fi complete the package. A hotel in the spirit of Hendrix. 2018/06/30 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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young

The Hard Rock Hotel London opens in 2018.

How apt that a place once frequented by guitar legend Jimi Hendrix will become the Hard Rock Hotel London. A conversion of the existing Cumberland Hotel, and a short walk from the Hard Rock Cafe, the hotel will, not surprisingly, turn up the rock n roll factor with live music events by both local and international musicians. Guests arriving at the 900-room Hard Rock Hotel, which is at Marble Arch and so benefits from those panoramic views over Hyde Park, will walk into at a vast, welcoming lobby lounge - a place that's made for cocktails and live music. As you'd expect from the Hard Rock, a brand which has made its name with this sort of thing, there'll be curated memorabilia on displayed in the hotel and a memorabilia vault, housing some of Hard Rock's 80,000 or so historical pieces. An on-site Hard Rock Cafe and a Rock Shop, spa, restaurant and speakeasy bar plus free unlimited Wi-Fi complete the package. A hotel in the spirit of Hendrix.
 
 
 

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus

Opens 2018

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus Opens 2018 Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus opening date not yet confirmed. The landmark Trocadero, a huge Edwardian Grade II listed building a stone's throw from Piccadilly Circus, is to become the West End's biggest budget hotel, turning the building into the 583-room three star Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel. Previously there were plans to create a Tokyo style pod hotel for the site between Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street but the new proposal by French hotel operator Accor, being developed by property company Criterion Capital, offers larger rooms and a completely different design. The new design reflects the history of the area "with a hint of humour perfectly matching the electric eccentricity of the Trocadero". Interiors are likely to be playful and colorful with big beds, fluffy duvet and all-you-want breakfasts as well as Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Ibis Styles is a brand of hotel that welcomes parents - there's a family suite for up to four people, children's TV channel in the room, kids' area in the lobby plus cot, bottle warmers, and high chairs, and the upbeat and vibrant decor is something that will appeal to kids. With rooms likely to cost around £100 to £150 per night, it's friendly on the pocket too. 2018/07/01 Where:
Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus, London Trocadero, 7-14 Coventry Street London, W1D 7DH
Category: New Hotels

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus, Trocadero, 7-14 Coventry Street, London, W1D 7DH

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 

Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus opening date not yet confirmed.

The landmark Trocadero, a huge Edwardian Grade II listed building a stone's throw from Piccadilly Circus, is to become the West End's biggest budget hotel, turning the building into the 583-room three star Ibis Styles Piccadilly Circus hotel. Previously there were plans to create a Tokyo style pod hotel for the site between Shaftesbury Avenue and Coventry Street but the new proposal by French hotel operator Accor, being developed by property company Criterion Capital, offers larger rooms and a completely different design. The new design reflects the history of the area "with a hint of humour perfectly matching the electric eccentricity of the Trocadero". Interiors are likely to be playful and colorful with big beds, fluffy duvet and all-you-want breakfasts as well as Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Ibis Styles is a brand of hotel that welcomes parents - there's a family suite for up to four people, children's TV channel in the room, kids' area in the lobby plus cot, bottle warmers, and high chairs, and the upbeat and vibrant decor is something that will appeal to kids. With rooms likely to cost around £100 to £150 per night, it's friendly on the pocket too.
 
 
 

Ichiba

Opens Summer 2018

Ichiba Opens Summer 2018 Ichiba opens in Summer 2018. Europe's largest Japanese food hall, the 17,400 square foot Ichiba store in the expanded part of Westfield London is the place to go for Japanese food, kitchen staples - from sake to soy sauce - tastings and demos. And there's seating for over 200 . Decked out in Japanese style with lanterns, paper, and lights inspired by chopsticks, flags and traditional fabrics break up the space . Food stations offer everything from katsu curries to sushi and sashimi and street food including takoyaki, tempura and noodles made fresh to order . A traditional Japanese bakery and cafe is also on site, serving dorayaki pancakes with teas including hot or iced matcha lattes. Don't miss the dedicated kaku-uchi sake bar, serving hot sake handpicked by the in store sake sommelier. Stock up on all the essentials, from soy sauce to sake, confectionery to ceramics. 2018/07/06 Where:
Ichiba, Westfield London, Ariel Way London, W12 7GF
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Ichiba, Westfield , Ariel Way, London, W12 7GF

Tube: Wood Lane Station, Shepherd's Bush Market Station (Hammersmith and City Line), Shepherd's Bush Station (Central)

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young

Ichiba opens in Summer 2018.

Europe's largest Japanese food hall, the 17,400 square foot Ichiba store in the expanded part of Westfield London is the place to go for Japanese food, kitchen staples - from sake to soy sauce - tastings and demos. And there's seating for over 200 . Decked out in Japanese style with lanterns, paper, and lights inspired by chopsticks, flags and traditional fabrics break up the space . Food stations offer everything from katsu curries to sushi and sashimi and street food including takoyaki, tempura and noodles made fresh to order . A traditional Japanese bakery and cafe is also on site, serving dorayaki pancakes with teas including hot or iced matcha lattes. Don't miss the dedicated kaku-uchi sake bar, serving hot sake handpicked by the in store sake sommelier. Stock up on all the essentials, from soy sauce to sake, confectionery to ceramics.
 
 
 

Standard London

Opens Summer 2018

Standard London Opens Summer 2018 The Standard London hotel opens in summer 2018. Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 270 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 is being upgraded but the biggest change is to the top floors. Clad in metal and glass, the two top levels are transformed into an architectural feature and include hotel rooms and suites, public and private event spaces, dining area, lounge and observatory with public access. An external lift whisks guests from the ground up to the 8th floor. 2018/08/01 Where:
Standard London, Argyle Street London, WC1H 8EQ
Category: New Hotels

Standard London, Argyle Street, London, WC1H 8EQ

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt Young

The Standard London hotel opens in summer 2018.

Taking a Brutalist building in King's Cross and turning it into a £20 million five star boutique hotel with 270 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 is being upgraded but the biggest change is to the top floors. Clad in metal and glass, the two top levels are transformed into an architectural feature and include hotel rooms and suites, public and private event spaces, dining area, lounge and observatory with public access. An external lift whisks guests from the ground up to the 8th floor.
 
 
 
 

Bankside Hotel

Opens September 2018

Bankside Hotel Opens September 2018 Bankside Hotel opens in September 2018. In a six-storey glass structure, part of the One Blackfriars development, Bankside Hotel offers a sleek and modern outlook close to Blackfriars Bridge. Modern mid-century interiors are by interior designer (and former film set producer) Dayna Lee who jointly heads up LA-based Powerstrip Studio. Serving both as a hotel, with 161 light and airy bedrooms, and a community hub (a niche area the Hoxton hotel pioneered), there's a focus on creativity and art. With both the Tate Modern and the Hayward Gallery as neighbours, the hotel has its own large 'white cube' gallery and a function space with capacity for 120 people as well as an in-house fitness centre and a 78-cover restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace for eating out in warmer months. 2018/09/15 Where:
Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Road London, SE1 9JU
Category: New Hotels

Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9JU

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station, Southwark Station

 
 
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Bankside Hotel opens in September 2018.

In a six-storey glass structure, part of the One Blackfriars development, Bankside Hotel offers a sleek and modern outlook close to Blackfriars Bridge. Modern mid-century interiors are by interior designer (and former film set producer) Dayna Lee who jointly heads up LA-based Powerstrip Studio. Serving both as a hotel, with 161 light and airy bedrooms, and a community hub (a niche area the Hoxton hotel pioneered), there's a focus on creativity and art. With both the Tate Modern and the Hayward Gallery as neighbours, the hotel has its own large 'white cube' gallery and a function space with capacity for 120 people as well as an in-house fitness centre and a 78-cover restaurant and bar with an outdoor terrace for eating out in warmer months.
 
 
 

Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel

Opens 2018

Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel Opens 2018 Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel is due to be completed in 2018. 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 stylish Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel in Stratford. The 150-room hotel occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Manhattan Loft Gardens, a mixed used development 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 9 stories from an outdoor space. Above the hotel is a 34 storey residential tower and hotel and residents share the use of communal spaces including the lobby, leisure facilities, swimming pool, spa facilities, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill) in partnership with Harry Handelsman, legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation. The Sunday Times Style magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman." 2018/09/30 Where:
Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park London, E20 1GQ
Category: New Hotels

Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel, 20-22 International Way, Olympic Park, London, E20 1GQ

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
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Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel is due to be completed in 2018.

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 stylish Manhattan Loft Gardens Design Hotel in Stratford. The 150-room hotel occupies the seven lower levels of the 42 storey Manhattan Loft Gardens, a mixed used development 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 9 stories from an outdoor space. Above the hotel is a 34 storey residential tower and hotel and residents share the use of communal spaces including the lobby, leisure facilities, swimming pool, spa facilities, meeting and conference spaces as well as an external roof garden that overlooks the Olympic Park. The site sits to the immediate north of Stratford International rail station and the Docklands Light Railway giving excellent transport links. The striking double-cantilevered tower has been designed by architects SOM (Skidmore Owings and Merrill) in partnership with Harry Handelsman, legendary founder of the Manhattan Loft Corporation. The Sunday Times Style magazine says, "if anyone can rekindle our love of tall buildings, it's Handelsman."
 
 
 

The Dixon

Opens Autumn 2018

The Dixon Opens Autumn 2018 The Dixon, a new boutique style hotel part of Autograph Collection Hotels, opens in Autumn 2018. Formerly the home of the Old Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, The Dixon 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. Curated artworks from local artists hang on the walls. All rooms come with state-of-the-art technology, including smart TVs and complimentary ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Cleverly reflecting the building's past as a courtroom, the Courthouse cafe serves hotel guests and locals alike while decor repurposes pieces of furniture reclaimed from the old courthouse. 2018/10/15 Where:
The Dixon, 211 Tooley Street London, SE1 2JY
Category: New Hotels

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

Tube: London Bridge Station

 
 
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The Dixon, a new boutique style hotel part of Autograph Collection Hotels, opens in Autumn 2018.

Formerly the home of the Old Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, The Dixon 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. Curated artworks from local artists hang on the walls. All rooms come with state-of-the-art technology, including smart TVs and complimentary ultra-fast Wi-Fi. Cleverly reflecting the building's past as a courtroom, the Courthouse cafe serves hotel guests and locals alike while decor repurposes pieces of furniture reclaimed from the old courthouse.
 
 
 

Coal Drops Yard

Opens Autumn 2018

Coal Drops Yard Opens Autumn 2018 Coal Drops Yard opens in autumn 2018. Originally built in the 1850s to facilitate the distribution of coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to London, Coal Drops Yard is reinvented in 2018 as a fashionable shopping district in King's Cross. Victorian brick arches and surviving ironwork are purposed in a design by Heatherwick Studio that brings together the industrial heritage with contemporary design. With canal-side location and proximity to restaurants, cafes and Central St Martins, Coal Drops Yard is an attractive place to shop. First retailers announced include fashion concept store 18Montrose, modern British spectacles and sunglasses company Cubitts and boutique bag designers Lost Property of London. Plus designer Tom Dixon moves his entire headquarters to the Coal Office, part of the wider Coal Drops Yard estate, in March 2018. 2018/11/01 Where:
Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross Goods Yard London, N1C
Category:

Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross Goods Yard, London, N1C

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation

Coal Drops Yard opens in autumn 2018.

Originally built in the 1850s to facilitate the distribution of coal from the north-east and Yorkshire to London, Coal Drops Yard is reinvented in 2018 as a fashionable shopping district in King's Cross. Victorian brick arches and surviving ironwork are purposed in a design by Heatherwick Studio that brings together the industrial heritage with contemporary design. With canal-side location and proximity to restaurants, cafes and Central St Martins, Coal Drops Yard is an attractive place to shop. First retailers announced include fashion concept store 18Montrose, modern British spectacles and sunglasses company Cubitts and boutique bag designers Lost Property of London. Plus designer Tom Dixon moves his entire headquarters to the Coal Office, part of the wider Coal Drops Yard estate, in March 2018.
 
 
 

White City House

Opens 2018

White City House Opens 2018 White City House will open in 2018. Swanky private member's club Soho House turns the old BBC headquarters in White City into a 47-bedroom hotel. At the very heart of Television Centre, in The Helios - the building's original Grade II listed central ring - are 45 bedrooms, supplemented by three floors of club space, an Electric Cinema, The Allis, a restaurant at ground floor level, 25,000 square foot gym and - a trademark for Soho House - a rooftop pool (these top their hotels in New York, Chicago and Berlin but for London examples see Shoreditch House and The Ned). The terrace and swimming pool on the roof of the new office building are in a prime spot overlooking the Television Centre forecourt. 2018/11/01 Where:
White City House, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane London, W12 7RJ
Category: New Hotels

White City House, The Helios, Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ

Tube: Wood Lane Station, White City Station

 
 
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White City House will open in 2018.

Swanky private member's club Soho House turns the old BBC headquarters in White City into a 47-bedroom hotel. At the very heart of Television Centre, in The Helios - the building's original Grade II listed central ring - are 45 bedrooms, supplemented by three floors of club space, an Electric Cinema, The Allis, a restaurant at ground floor level, 25,000 square foot gym and - a trademark for Soho House - a rooftop pool (these top their hotels in New York, Chicago and Berlin but for London examples see Shoreditch House and The Ned). The terrace and swimming pool on the roof of the new office building are in a prime spot overlooking the Television Centre forecourt.
 
 
 
 

Fotografiska London

Opens November 2018

Fotografiska London Opens November 2018 Fotografiska London opens in November 2018. 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. 2018/11/30 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

 
 
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Fotografiska London opens in November 2018.

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.
 
 
 

Boxpark Wembley

Opens late 2018

Boxpark Wembley Opens late 2018 Boxpark Wembley opens in late 2018 in Wembley Park. First we had Boxpark Shoreditch, the first shopping mall made out of shipping containers, then came Boxpark Croydon and in 2018 we're getting a third Boxpark, in Wembley. Bringing a slice of urban street cred to Wembley, Boxpark Wembley will no doubt become a byword for pop up shops and superior street food, just like its sister sites. Boxpark Wembley will differ slightly - instead of shipping containers, it will come with a completely new and bespoke building design on Olympic Way. There will be 29 units for food and a cultural hub where over 200 events will be held, year round. Live music, events, talks and workshops will be held in one of two spaces - an expansive 2,000 capacity events space or a separate, more intimate 300-capacity venue. 2018/12/01 Where:
Boxpark Wembley, Olympic Way, Wembley Park London, HA9 0EG
Category: Shopping Centres

Boxpark Wembley, Olympic Way, Wembley Park, London, HA9 0EG

Tube: Wembley Park Station

 
 
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Boxpark Wembley opens in late 2018 in Wembley Park.

First we had Boxpark Shoreditch, the first shopping mall made out of shipping containers, then came Boxpark Croydon and in 2018 we're getting a third Boxpark, in Wembley. Bringing a slice of urban street cred to Wembley, Boxpark Wembley will no doubt become a byword for pop up shops and superior street food, just like its sister sites. Boxpark Wembley will differ slightly - instead of shipping containers, it will come with a completely new and bespoke building design on Olympic Way. There will be 29 units for food and a cultural hub where over 200 events will be held, year round. Live music, events, talks and workshops will be held in one of two spaces - an expansive 2,000 capacity events space or a separate, more intimate 300-capacity venue.
 
 
 

Vista Hotel

Opens Late 2018

Vista Hotel Opens Late 2018 The Wanda Vista Hotel opens in late 2018. Part of One Nine Elms, a mixed-use development which overlooks the river Thames at Battersea, the Wanda Vista Hotel will be the first Chinese 5 star hotel by the Wanda brand in the UK when it's complete - expected to be in late 2018. Occupying the smaller, 45 storey (160 metre) tower at the Nine Elms regeneration site which stretches between Vauxhall and Battersea, the hotel will sit alongside a taller 60 storey high rise - one of Western Europe's tallest residential developments. There will be 436 flats and 3,600 square feet of shops next to the hotel which is expected to consist of 187 rooms at a cost of £700 million. Banqueting and conferencing facilities, a restaurant and brassiere, as well as a swimming pool and health spa located in the podium building are all part of the hotel plans. Entry to the hotel would be from the central plaza located between the City and River Towers. The vast 480-acre Nine Elms regeneration site straddling Wandsworth and Lambeth boroughs is undergoing massive regeneration with the US embassy, offices, flats, retail and leisure areas all being built, served by an extension to the tube's Northern line due to open in 2016. At the western end of the site, Battersea Power Station is being redeveloped as a mixed-use scheme by its Malaysian owners. 2018/12/1 Where:
Vista Hotel, One Nine Elms London, SW8 5NQ
Category: New Hotels

Vista Hotel, One Nine Elms, London, SW8 5NQ

Tube: Vauxhall Station

 
 

The Wanda Vista Hotel opens in late 2018.

Part of One Nine Elms, a mixed-use development which overlooks the river Thames at Battersea, the Wanda Vista Hotel will be the first Chinese 5 star hotel by the Wanda brand in the UK when it's complete - expected to be in late 2018. Occupying the smaller, 45 storey (160 metre) tower at the Nine Elms regeneration site which stretches between Vauxhall and Battersea, the hotel will sit alongside a taller 60 storey high rise - one of Western Europe's tallest residential developments. There will be 436 flats and 3,600 square feet of shops next to the hotel which is expected to consist of 187 rooms at a cost of £700 million. Banqueting and conferencing facilities, a restaurant and brassiere, as well as a swimming pool and health spa located in the podium building are all part of the hotel plans. Entry to the hotel would be from the central plaza located between the City and River Towers. The vast 480-acre Nine Elms regeneration site straddling Wandsworth and Lambeth boroughs is undergoing massive regeneration with the US embassy, offices, flats, retail and leisure areas all being built, served by an extension to the tube's Northern line due to open in 2016. At the western end of the site, Battersea Power Station is being redeveloped as a mixed-use scheme by its Malaysian owners.
 
 
 

Devonshire Terrace

Opens 26th March 2018

Devonshire Terrace Opens 26th March 2018 With an expansive covered terrace, Devonshire Terrace is the perfect al fresco spot. A stone's throw from Liverpool Street station, the courtyard terrace at this Drake & Morgan owned bar and restaurant is dressed with tonal textiles, tropical foliage and soft furnishings. Inside it's fresh and modern with soft moss, fir and olive greens set against natural materials like leather, marble and timber. Seasonal dishes, flatbreads and sharing boards are on the menu as well as small plates and gourmet sandwiches and burgers. There are vegetarian and vegan options as well as summer salads combining kohlrabi with watermelon, tofu, mangetout and candied walnuts and cherry tomatoes with orange, fennel, macadamia nuts and coriander. For business breakfasts there are fritters with poached egg, labneh and mint; avocado hummus on toasted gluten-free flatbread with dukkah and ricotta bruschetta with lemon, basil and honey. The Full Works comes as a vegetarian plate as well as the classic and you can top-up on your five a day with fresh juices and smoothies, blended to order. 2018/04/20 Where:
Devonshire Terrace, Building 9, Devonshire Square London, EC2M 4WY
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Devonshire Terrace, Building 9, Devonshire Square, London, EC2M 4WY

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft Corporation
With an expansive covered terrace, Devonshire Terrace is the perfect al fresco spot. A stone's throw from Liverpool Street station, the courtyard terrace at this Drake & Morgan owned bar and restaurant is dressed with tonal textiles, tropical foliage and soft furnishings. Inside it's fresh and modern with soft moss, fir and olive greens set against natural materials like leather, marble and timber. Seasonal dishes, flatbreads and sharing boards are on the menu as well as small plates and gourmet sandwiches and burgers. There are vegetarian and vegan options as well as summer salads combining kohlrabi with watermelon, tofu, mangetout and candied walnuts and cherry tomatoes with orange, fennel, macadamia nuts and coriander. For business breakfasts there are fritters with poached egg, labneh and mint; avocado hummus on toasted gluten-free flatbread with dukkah and ricotta bruschetta with lemon, basil and honey. The Full Works comes as a vegetarian plate as well as the classic and you can top-up on your five a day with fresh juices and smoothies, blended to order.
 
 
 

HIDE

Opened 17th April 2018

HIDE Opened 17th April 2018 Ollie Dabbous, one of the best chefs in the country, brings us Hide, a fine dining venture and collaboration with Hedonism Wines and bartender and former Dabbous co-founder Oskar Kinberg. Ollie, who opened Dabbous in 2012, once billed as one of the hardest restaurants to get into in London, closed his eponymous restaurant in 2017 to make way for this. It's a much bigger operation with three different spaces in one, incorporating a la carte dining, tasting menus and a dedicated bar as well as the biggest selection of wine in London, with more than 6,800 bottles on offer. Ground serves an a la carte menu by Josh Angus, who worked at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and with Ollie at Dabbous, and also features a bakery; Above, on the mezzanine, boasts views over Green Park and focuses on tasting menus and set lunches with Luke Selby, who won the Roux Scholarship and National Chef of the Year in 2017, in charge; and Below, in the basement, is a bar run by cocktail guru Oskar Kinberg, similar to Oskar's Bar which he ran below Dabbous. 2018/04/17 Where:
HIDE, 85 Piccadilly London, W1J 7NB
Category: British Cuisine

HIDE, 85 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7NB

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbous
Ollie Dabbous, one of the best chefs in the country, brings us Hide, a fine dining venture and collaboration with Hedonism Wines and bartender and former Dabbous co-founder Oskar Kinberg. Ollie, who opened Dabbous in 2012, once billed as one of the hardest restaurants to get into in London, closed his eponymous restaurant in 2017 to make way for this. It's a much bigger operation with three different spaces in one, incorporating a la carte dining, tasting menus and a dedicated bar as well as the biggest selection of wine in London, with more than 6,800 bottles on offer. Ground serves an a la carte menu by Josh Angus, who worked at Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons and with Ollie at Dabbous, and also features a bakery; Above, on the mezzanine, boasts views over Green Park and focuses on tasting menus and set lunches with Luke Selby, who won the Roux Scholarship and National Chef of the Year in 2017, in charge; and Below, in the basement, is a bar run by cocktail guru Oskar Kinberg, similar to Oskar's Bar which he ran below Dabbous.
 
 
 
 

Beck at Brown's

Opened 16th April 2018

Beck at Brown's Opened 16th April 2018 Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck returns to London with Beck at Brown's in the heart of beautiful Mayfair hotel Brown's. The restaurant, freshly redesigned by Olga Polizzi with bright, botanical greens and turquoises set against the original 1900's oak panelling, offers a menu of classic Italian dishes, reinvented in Heinz's inimitable style. An extensive insalate and antipasti section of small plates offers starters of burrata with marinated courgette and dressed crab with grilled Romain lettuce. Follow with fresh, house-made pasta and, in traditional Italian style, enjoy hearty meat and fish dishes from red mullet 'sandwich' to Rhug estate striploin with truffle mash and rosemary sauce (to share). 'Happy hour' a peritivo creations include crostini burro e alici and carciofi alla giudia. 2018/04/16 Where:
Beck at Brown's, Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street London, W1S 4BP
Category: Italian Cuisine

Beck at Brown's, Brown's Hotel, Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BP

Tube: Green Park Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbous
Michelin starred chef Heinz Beck returns to London with Beck at Brown's in the heart of beautiful Mayfair hotel Brown's. The restaurant, freshly redesigned by Olga Polizzi with bright, botanical greens and turquoises set against the original 1900's oak panelling, offers a menu of classic Italian dishes, reinvented in Heinz's inimitable style. An extensive insalate and antipasti section of small plates offers starters of burrata with marinated courgette and dressed crab with grilled Romain lettuce. Follow with fresh, house-made pasta and, in traditional Italian style, enjoy hearty meat and fish dishes from red mullet 'sandwich' to Rhug estate striploin with truffle mash and rosemary sauce (to share). 'Happy hour' a peritivo creations include crostini burro e alici and carciofi alla giudia.
 
 
 

The Principal London

Opened 16th April 2018

The Principal London Opened 16th April 2018 Designed by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, The Principal London originally opened as a hotel in 1898 and stands out on Russell Square thanks its striking terracotta exterior. While four British queens - Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne and Victoria - guard the entrance, inside the 334-room hotel is a bronze dragon (find it on the landing of the main staircase) , 'Lucky George' - the Titanic had an exact replica. Rooms have a contemporary interior and lavish feel , designed by Tara Bernard and Russell Sage, and provide a practical place to stay, with custom-made beds and work desks. At the heart of the hotel is the magnificently restored Palm Court. For something more casual, try Burr & Co., and for glamorous nights out head to Fitz's bar for a cocktail or two. 2018/04/16 Where:
The Principal London, 1-8 Russell Square London, WC1B 5BE
Category: New Hotels

The Principal London, 1-8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE

Tube: Russell Square Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbous
Designed by Charles Fitzroy-Doll, who was also responsible for the design of RMS Titanic, The Principal London originally opened as a hotel in 1898 and stands out on Russell Square thanks its striking terracotta exterior. While four British queens - Elizabeth I, Mary II, Anne and Victoria - guard the entrance, inside the 334-room hotel is a bronze dragon (find it on the landing of the main staircase) , 'Lucky George' - the Titanic had an exact replica. Rooms have a contemporary interior and lavish feel , designed by Tara Bernard and Russell Sage, and provide a practical place to stay, with custom-made beds and work desks. At the heart of the hotel is the magnificently restored Palm Court. For something more casual, try Burr & Co., and for glamorous nights out head to Fitz's bar for a cocktail or two.
 
 
 

Proud Embankment

Opened 12th April 2018

Proud Embankment Opened 12th April 2018 Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in the UK. In sumptuous surroundings and an original Art Deco interior - which includes a grand double-height atrium - supper, spectacular aerial performances, modern cabaret and classic burlesque are all laid on. Located between Somerset House and the Savoy, directly under Waterloo Bridge and right by the river, this cabaret club transforms into a dazzling 750-capacity nightclub. After dinner, the tables are cleared away and you can party till late; carriages are at 5am. On Thursdays it's Proud Big Top - a jaw-dropping, gravity-defying, fire breathing circus extravaganza. Friday sees a contemporary twist on a classic Parisian cabaret in Lady Marmalade - fusing full choreographed numbers by Can Can dancers with performances by Miss Betsy Rose, Jolie Papillon and Didi Derriere. Those three then join forces with Missy Fatale and a host of other top-class performers to form The Secret Burlesque Society, the in-house entertainment on Saturdays. 2018/04/12 Where:
Proud Embankment, 8 Victoria Embankment London, WC2R 2AB
Category:

Proud Embankment, 8 Victoria Embankment, London, WC2R 2AB

Tube: Temple Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbous
Baz Luhrmann meets Cirque du Soleil at Proud Embankment, an immersive cabaret-dining experience and the largest club of its kind in the UK. In sumptuous surroundings and an original Art Deco interior - which includes a grand double-height atrium - supper, spectacular aerial performances, modern cabaret and classic burlesque are all laid on. Located between Somerset House and the Savoy, directly under Waterloo Bridge and right by the river, this cabaret club transforms into a dazzling 750-capacity nightclub. After dinner, the tables are cleared away and you can party till late; carriages are at 5am. On Thursdays it's Proud Big Top - a jaw-dropping, gravity-defying, fire breathing circus extravaganza. Friday sees a contemporary twist on a classic Parisian cabaret in Lady Marmalade - fusing full choreographed numbers by Can Can dancers with performances by Miss Betsy Rose, Jolie Papillon and Didi Derriere. Those three then join forces with Missy Fatale and a host of other top-class performers to form The Secret Burlesque Society, the in-house entertainment on Saturdays.
 
 
 

The Prince

Opened 12th April 2018

The Prince Opened 12th April 2018 From the people who brought you Pergola on the Roof, Pergola Paddington and Feast Canteen, The Prince is a fully protected food court with four restaurants, a pub and fairytale garden. Under one roof there are two bars, restaurants and 800 seats in an enclosed woodland pergola garden, all connected to each other via a walkway out the back. It works just like the Pergola pop ups - it's self serve at food kiosks from Coqfighter, Patty & Bun, Begging Bowl, Foley's Bao and Yakitori Grill - the new line up from 12th April 2018. The whole thing is centred on a pub - the old Prince of Wales pub in Earls Court - and when it returns this summer the garden gets a beautiful seasonal makeover with the heady scents of hydrangeas and a canopy of wisteria draping overhead; alfresco drinking and dining at its best. 2018/04/12 Where:
The Prince, 14 Lillie Road London, SW6 1TT
Category:

The Prince, 14 Lillie Road, London, SW6 1TT

Tube: West Brompton Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco Photography
From the people who brought you Pergola on the Roof, Pergola Paddington and Feast Canteen, The Prince is a fully protected food court with four restaurants, a pub and fairytale garden. Under one roof there are two bars, restaurants and 800 seats in an enclosed woodland pergola garden, all connected to each other via a walkway out the back. It works just like the Pergola pop ups - it's self serve at food kiosks from Coqfighter, Patty & Bun, Begging Bowl, Foley's Bao and Yakitori Grill - the new line up from 12th April 2018. The whole thing is centred on a pub - the old Prince of Wales pub in Earls Court - and when it returns this summer the garden gets a beautiful seasonal makeover with the heady scents of hydrangeas and a canopy of wisteria draping overhead; alfresco drinking and dining at its best.
 
 
 

Bluebird Cafe

Opened 11th April 2018

Bluebird Cafe Opened 11th April 2018 Joining Soho House and Homeslice at Television Centre in White City, Bluebird, the famous Kings Road restaurant, adds a second branch to its name. Bluebird Cafe at Television Centre includes a cafe, bar, deli and - a major draw at the original - an outdoor terrace overlooking Television Centre's famous circular core. The cafe's colorful interior has been designed by David d'Almada's Sagrada and incorporates a mix 1960s styling inspired by Bridget Riley and Celia Birtwell and modern glamour. On Simon Gregory's modern European menu you'll find Calabrian nduja crusted yellow fin tuna with grilled onion and green sauce, and a Crispy Goosnargh duck and watercress salad. Bluebird classics such as Spiced Atlantic king prawns with lemon yoghurt and pistachio also feature, while award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Roger Pizey, offers a sweet-toothed nod to the Kings Road with a Chelsea chocolate cheesecake and orange sorbet. 2018/04/11 Where:
Bluebird Cafe, Television Centre 89 Wood Lane London, W12 7FA
Category: British Cuisine

Bluebird Cafe, Television Centre 89 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FA

Tube: White City Station, Wood Lane Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco Photography
Joining Soho House and Homeslice at Television Centre in White City, Bluebird, the famous Kings Road restaurant, adds a second branch to its name. Bluebird Cafe at Television Centre includes a cafe, bar, deli and - a major draw at the original - an outdoor terrace overlooking Television Centre's famous circular core. The cafe's colorful interior has been designed by David d'Almada's Sagrada and incorporates a mix 1960s styling inspired by Bridget Riley and Celia Birtwell and modern glamour. On Simon Gregory's modern European menu you'll find Calabrian nduja crusted yellow fin tuna with grilled onion and green sauce, and a Crispy Goosnargh duck and watercress salad. Bluebird classics such as Spiced Atlantic king prawns with lemon yoghurt and pistachio also feature, while award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Roger Pizey, offers a sweet-toothed nod to the Kings Road with a Chelsea chocolate cheesecake and orange sorbet.
 
 
 
 

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall

Opened 9th April 2018

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall Opened 9th April 2018 Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall at Southbank Centre, presenting a diverse programme that covers the whole range of music and performing arts. The Royal Festival Hall's smaller sister venue Queen Elizabeth Hall ensures that even when there is a long-running show, the Southbank Centre can have almost nightly performances by world-class orchestras. The Hall hosts chamber orchestras, quartets, choirs, dance performances and opera. The building contains the Purcell Room, the most intimate concert hall venue at Southbank Centre, and The Front Room, a relaxed and informal platform for enjoying live music in the foyer. Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan arts centre, with 21 acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. The combination of the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall make the Southbank Centre one of the world's leading concert venues. 2018/04/09 Where:
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road London, SE1 8XX
Category: Classical Music

Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

Tube: Waterloo Station, Embankment Underground Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall at Southbank Centre, presenting a diverse programme that covers the whole range of music and performing arts. The Royal Festival Hall's smaller sister venue Queen Elizabeth Hall ensures that even when there is a long-running show, the Southbank Centre can have almost nightly performances by world-class orchestras. The Hall hosts chamber orchestras, quartets, choirs, dance performances and opera. The building contains the Purcell Room, the most intimate concert hall venue at Southbank Centre, and The Front Room, a relaxed and informal platform for enjoying live music in the foyer. Located by the River Thames, with sweeping views of the capital from the London Eye to St Paul's Cathedral, the Southbank Centre is a unique metropolitan arts centre, with 21 acres of creative space and an extraordinary history. The combination of the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall make the Southbank Centre one of the world's leading concert venues.
 
 
 

Two Tribes KX

Opened 9th April 2018

Two Tribes KX Opened 9th April 2018 Two Tribes KX, a brewhouse and taproom in King's Cross, unites craft beer, cutting-edge music and street food in Tileyard Studios, a co-working space that's home to companies like Rapha, Pretty Green, Beats headphones, and over 100 recording studios where you'll find Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, Basement Jaxx and The Prodigy. Adding to the mix, Two Tribes is a brewhouse set up by Justin Deighton and his wife Niki which brews one-off beers, serves hand-stretched pizzas and provides small batch spirits from local suppliers. You can also come here for cook outs, intimate gigs, DJ sets and one-off parties. Music sessions make use of the Funktion One Sound System and you can expect to hear some big names in the music industry thanks to an ongoing partnership with Island Records. There's a laid back vibe at this 2,500 square foot industrial space where you can enjoy good food, small batch beers and great music. 2018/04/09 Where:
Two Tribes KX, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road London, N7 9AH
Category: Bars

Two Tribes KX, Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, London, N7 9AH

Tube: Caledonian Road Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Two Tribes KX, a brewhouse and taproom in King's Cross, unites craft beer, cutting-edge music and street food in Tileyard Studios, a co-working space that's home to companies like Rapha, Pretty Green, Beats headphones, and over 100 recording studios where you'll find Mark Ronson, Lily Allen, Basement Jaxx and The Prodigy. Adding to the mix, Two Tribes is a brewhouse set up by Justin Deighton and his wife Niki which brews one-off beers, serves hand-stretched pizzas and provides small batch spirits from local suppliers. You can also come here for cook outs, intimate gigs, DJ sets and one-off parties. Music sessions make use of the Funktion One Sound System and you can expect to hear some big names in the music industry thanks to an ongoing partnership with Island Records. There's a laid back vibe at this 2,500 square foot industrial space where you can enjoy good food, small batch beers and great music.
 
 
 

Lahpet

Opened 6th-8th April 2018

Lahpet Opened 6th-8th April 2018 It started out with a small stall at Maltby Street Market and, a fter a successful year-long pop-up in Hackney, Burmese restaurant Lahpet finds its first permanent site on Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. Dishes from Myanmar, Burmese staples and regional specialties are served in this 76-seat restaurant which has wooden flooring, concrete softened by foliage, mixed booth seating and a long wooden sharing table. Founded by Dan Anton and Head Chef Zaw Mahesh, Lahpet - Burmese for 'tea' - offers a texture-laden Tea Leaf Salad as its signature dish, made with pickled tea leaves while the homemade Shan tofu made using split peas is another highlight. From distinctive salads, vibrant curries and fresh seafood to noodle based dishes and bold desserts, the menu of mixed fritters and hake masala is best shared with family and friends. 2018/04/08 Where:
Lahpet, Bethnal Green Road London, E1 6JW
Category: Pan-Asian Cuisine

Lahpet, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6JW

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
It started out with a small stall at Maltby Street Market and, a fter a successful year-long pop-up in Hackney, Burmese restaurant Lahpet finds its first permanent site on Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch. Dishes from Myanmar, Burmese staples and regional specialties are served in this 76-seat restaurant which has wooden flooring, concrete softened by foliage, mixed booth seating and a long wooden sharing table. Founded by Dan Anton and Head Chef Zaw Mahesh, Lahpet - Burmese for 'tea' - offers a texture-laden Tea Leaf Salad as its signature dish, made with pickled tea leaves while the homemade Shan tofu made using split peas is another highlight. From distinctive salads, vibrant curries and fresh seafood to noodle based dishes and bold desserts, the menu of mixed fritters and hake masala is best shared with family and friends.
 
 
 

Arepa & Co

Opened end of March 2018

Arepa & Co Opened end of March 2018 Craving arepas whilst living here London, husband and wife Gus and Kathe opened Arepa & Co Haggerston as a home from home for the Venezuelan community back in 2014. Four years on, from March 2018, they bring their Venezuelan cuisine to Bethnal Green's Paradise Row with a restaurant that's in keeping with the industrial surroundings of the Paradise Row arches. Venezuelan classics and arepas with fried chicken, soft shell crab and roasted aubergine, as well as small plates of Pastelitos (light puff pastry parcels) and Hallaquitas - steamed corn dough balls - are on the menu alongside traditional dishes of fried plantain, and Tequenos - a cheese stuffed pastry with a guava sauce. The restaurant opens up to a large terrace with bi-fold doors and a bare brick interior houses an open kitchen and stools for counter dining at the bar where the drinks menu is largely centred around rum, Venezuala's national spirit - try the Arepa Sour for a kick of rum, lime and tropical juices. On weekends Arepa & Co brunches bring some South American sunshine to the city, with corn pancakes layered with grilled bacon and cheese. 2018/03/31 Where:
Arepa & Co, 254 Paradise Row London, E2 9LE
Category: South American Cuisine

Arepa & Co, 254 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Craving arepas whilst living here London, husband and wife Gus and Kathe opened Arepa & Co Haggerston as a home from home for the Venezuelan community back in 2014. Four years on, from March 2018, they bring their Venezuelan cuisine to Bethnal Green's Paradise Row with a restaurant that's in keeping with the industrial surroundings of the Paradise Row arches. Venezuelan classics and arepas with fried chicken, soft shell crab and roasted aubergine, as well as small plates of Pastelitos (light puff pastry parcels) and Hallaquitas - steamed corn dough balls - are on the menu alongside traditional dishes of fried plantain, and Tequenos - a cheese stuffed pastry with a guava sauce. The restaurant opens up to a large terrace with bi-fold doors and a bare brick interior houses an open kitchen and stools for counter dining at the bar where the drinks menu is largely centred around rum, Venezuala's national spirit - try the Arepa Sour for a kick of rum, lime and tropical juices. On weekends Arepa & Co brunches bring some South American sunshine to the city, with corn pancakes layered with grilled bacon and cheese.
 
 
 

Caramel London

Opened end of March 2018

Caramel London Opened end of March 2018 An international success, Caramel already has restaurants in Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and their fourth restaurant is in South Kensington. The 120 cover restaurant and lounge - the perfect shopping pit stop - has stylish Art Deco inspired interiors which feature backlit onyx trims, marbled surfaces and sleek Italian ceramic tiles as well as copper and brass details. Each site is individually tailored to suit its location so at the London site they've added an afternoon tea. In addition to finger sandwiches and petit fours you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, dinner and desserts here. Start the day with chicken sweet potato hash, try Chinese chicken salad at brunch, and choose from TNT shrimp, petite beef sliders and lobster tempura for lunch and dinner. Cocktails, chosen by mixologist Bryan Pietersen, include the Brompton Garden - Bombay Sapphire infused with orange, Kamm & Sons, lime, London Essence Co bitter orange & elderflower tonic - and Sweet Habibi, created with Bacardi Blanca, basil, maraschino, lime and elderflower. 2018/03/31 Where:
Caramel London, 272 Brompton Road London, SW3 2AW
Category: American Cuisine

Caramel London, 272 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AW

Tube: South Kensington Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
An international success, Caramel already has restaurants in Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and their fourth restaurant is in South Kensington. The 120 cover restaurant and lounge - the perfect shopping pit stop - has stylish Art Deco inspired interiors which feature backlit onyx trims, marbled surfaces and sleek Italian ceramic tiles as well as copper and brass details. Each site is individually tailored to suit its location so at the London site they've added an afternoon tea. In addition to finger sandwiches and petit fours you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, dinner and desserts here. Start the day with chicken sweet potato hash, try Chinese chicken salad at brunch, and choose from TNT shrimp, petite beef sliders and lobster tempura for lunch and dinner. Cocktails, chosen by mixologist Bryan Pietersen, include the Brompton Garden - Bombay Sapphire infused with orange, Kamm & Sons, lime, London Essence Co bitter orange & elderflower tonic - and Sweet Habibi, created with Bacardi Blanca, basil, maraschino, lime and elderflower.
 
 
 
 

Freak Scene

Opened 29th March 2018

Freak Scene Opened 29th March 2018 Freak Scene, the pan-Asian pop-up by chef Scott Hallsworth that took Clerkenwell by storm last year, moves to Soho and this time it's for good. Expect to find miso grilled black cod taco on the menu at this permanent restaurant from the chef and author of Junk Food Japan, previously head chef at Nobu London for six years. Scott then opened Nobu Melbourne before founding Kurobuta in London which he left in May 2017. At Freak Scene in Soho Scott brings new additions to his "Insanely delicious Japanese delicacies" (Jay Rayner) including a foie gras croissant with star anise jus and crispy nori cone with tea-smoked beef fillet, pickled onions and wasabi cream, along with Fermented Thai sausages and Pumpkin som tam with pomegranate. Sit on stools around the concrete bar and open kitchen, or grab a spot at the ledge circling the edge of the restaurant where replays of Japanese gameshow Takeshi's Castle are projected onto the wall. In the summer months, outside tables provide the perfect Soho spot to grab some rays. 2018/03/29 Where:
Freak Scene, 54 Frith Street London, W1D 4SL
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Freak Scene, 54 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SL

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Freak Scene, the pan-Asian pop-up by chef Scott Hallsworth that took Clerkenwell by storm last year, moves to Soho and this time it's for good. Expect to find miso grilled black cod taco on the menu at this permanent restaurant from the chef and author of Junk Food Japan, previously head chef at Nobu London for six years. Scott then opened Nobu Melbourne before founding Kurobuta in London which he left in May 2017. At Freak Scene in Soho Scott brings new additions to his "Insanely delicious Japanese delicacies" (Jay Rayner) including a foie gras croissant with star anise jus and crispy nori cone with tea-smoked beef fillet, pickled onions and wasabi cream, along with Fermented Thai sausages and Pumpkin som tam with pomegranate. Sit on stools around the concrete bar and open kitchen, or grab a spot at the ledge circling the edge of the restaurant where replays of Japanese gameshow Takeshi's Castle are projected onto the wall. In the summer months, outside tables provide the perfect Soho spot to grab some rays.
 
 
 

Pitch Stratford

Opened 29th March 2018

Pitch Stratford Opened 29th March 2018 Open from the Easter weekend through to autumn 2018, Pitch Stratford is back after a successful summer. An open air space in the heart of Stratford, it offers street food, screenings and drinks in a colourful outdoor space just a short walk from Stratford station - a perfect escape from Westfield Stratford City. Tico's supply the hot dogs and ribs, The Gyoza Guys deliver the dumplings, there's modern Greek food by Kalimera as well as homemade churros and crepes. Easing you into the weekend, Thursdays brings fun activities to try. Fridays combine daytime networking with after-work drinks deals and Saturdays come in three parts: family-friendly street food lunches; lazy afternoon or early evenings of alfresco eating and drinking; before a themed party night or outdoor film screening. Sundays are for brunching, with flowing prosecco and DJs bringing a laidback Ibiza vibe to E15. World Cup matches are shown on the big screen in spring which becomes an outdoor cinema in summer. Don't fret if it rains, the pitched roof will keep you dry. 2018/03/29 Where:
Pitch Stratford, Bridge Road London, E15 3PA
Category:

Pitch Stratford, Bridge Road, London, E15 3PA

Tube: Stratford Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Open from the Easter weekend through to autumn 2018, Pitch Stratford is back after a successful summer. An open air space in the heart of Stratford, it offers street food, screenings and drinks in a colourful outdoor space just a short walk from Stratford station - a perfect escape from Westfield Stratford City. Tico's supply the hot dogs and ribs, The Gyoza Guys deliver the dumplings, there's modern Greek food by Kalimera as well as homemade churros and crepes. Easing you into the weekend, Thursdays brings fun activities to try. Fridays combine daytime networking with after-work drinks deals and Saturdays come in three parts: family-friendly street food lunches; lazy afternoon or early evenings of alfresco eating and drinking; before a themed party night or outdoor film screening. Sundays are for brunching, with flowing prosecco and DJs bringing a laidback Ibiza vibe to E15. World Cup matches are shown on the big screen in spring which becomes an outdoor cinema in summer. Don't fret if it rains, the pitched roof will keep you dry.
 
 
 

Mare Street Market

Opened 28th March 2018

Mare Street Market Opened 28th March 2018 Take one previously nondescript 1960s council office block, give it refurb, a restaurant by Gizzi Erskine - her first permanent solo venture - add a record shop, a florist, bakery, deli and cocktail bar and you have Mare Street Market , an all-day spot between London Fields and Broadway Market . It doesn't get more hip than this. There are three dining spots: The Deli and Off-Licence for picking up tartines and salads, a roast sandwich or ragu special; the communal Open Kitchen serving rye biga pizzas using dough developed by Breadstation; and a 50-cover modern brassiere, The Dining Room, wherer Phil Smith, formerly of Bibendum , is head chef and dishes like steak tartare and bone marrow Marmite feature on the wood-fired produce-led menu . Get an on-the-hoof cup from Flying Horse Coffee shop as you peruse the floral creations from Rebel Rebel. Or browse the vinyl at Stranger Than Paradise, a record store and in-house podcast studio by former Rough Trade East Manager Noreen McShane. 2018/03/28 Where:
Mare Street Market, 89-115 Mare Street London, E8 4RT
Category:

Mare Street Market, 89-115 Mare Street, London, E8 4RT

Tube: Bethnal Green Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Take one previously nondescript 1960s council office block, give it refurb, a restaurant by Gizzi Erskine - her first permanent solo venture - add a record shop, a florist, bakery, deli and cocktail bar and you have Mare Street Market , an all-day spot between London Fields and Broadway Market . It doesn't get more hip than this. There are three dining spots: The Deli and Off-Licence for picking up tartines and salads, a roast sandwich or ragu special; the communal Open Kitchen serving rye biga pizzas using dough developed by Breadstation; and a 50-cover modern brassiere, The Dining Room, wherer Phil Smith, formerly of Bibendum , is head chef and dishes like steak tartare and bone marrow Marmite feature on the wood-fired produce-led menu . Get an on-the-hoof cup from Flying Horse Coffee shop as you peruse the floral creations from Rebel Rebel. Or browse the vinyl at Stranger Than Paradise, a record store and in-house podcast studio by former Rough Trade East Manager Noreen McShane.
 
 
 

Vijay's Bar & Lounge

Opened 28th March 2018

Vijay's Bar & Lounge Opened 28th March 2018 Cocktails and Indian-style bar snacks are served late into the night at atmospheric drinking den Vijay's Bar & Lounge on Charlotte Street. Located above the Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, and inspired by an infamous Mumbai gangster Vijay, the intimate venue and outdoor terrace offers cocktail lovers an elusive escape in the heart of Fitzrovia. The intimate, twenty-five capacity room leads on to a hidden outdoor terrace, an ideal spot for alfresco drinking in the warm summer months. Inside dark walls, rich fabrics and opulent details provide a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the streets below. As well as cocktails you can sip on champagnes, wine and Japanese Whiskies. Floral syrups and Indian spices play a prominent role with rose and lavender syrup featuring in the drinks, along with spices like fennel seed, star anise and fresh coriander. 2018/03/28 Where:
Vijay's Bar & Lounge, 93 Charlotte Street London, W1T 4PY
Category: Bars

Vijay's Bar & Lounge, 93 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PY

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Warren Street Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von Sternberg
Cocktails and Indian-style bar snacks are served late into the night at atmospheric drinking den Vijay's Bar & Lounge on Charlotte Street. Located above the Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, and inspired by an infamous Mumbai gangster Vijay, the intimate venue and outdoor terrace offers cocktail lovers an elusive escape in the heart of Fitzrovia. The intimate, twenty-five capacity room leads on to a hidden outdoor terrace, an ideal spot for alfresco drinking in the warm summer months. Inside dark walls, rich fabrics and opulent details provide a haven for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the streets below. As well as cocktails you can sip on champagnes, wine and Japanese Whiskies. Floral syrups and Indian spices play a prominent role with rose and lavender syrup featuring in the drinks, along with spices like fennel seed, star anise and fresh coriander.
 
 
 

Leroy

Opened 23rd March 2018

Leroy Opened 23rd March 2018 From the team behind the (now closed) Michelin-starred Ellory, Leroy is a wine bar and Bistro where the food is simple and the wine is superb. Owner and sommelier Ed Thaw has been working on a winemaking project in Campania with Michael Sager, Jackson Boxer and Stevie Parle and the 100 bin wine list is drawn from their favourite producers. Head chef Sam Kamienko returns to his time cooking at Le Verre Vole, evident in small plates of scallop 'en coquille' and confit chicken gizzards with lardons, escarole and a duck egg yolk. The 45 cover dining room is filled with old bistro chairs from France mixed with modern brass edged tables and a marble bar in a triangular space that's light and bright in the day and cosy at night. 2018/03/23 Where:
Leroy, 18 Phipp Street London, EC2A 4NU
Category: French Cuisine

Leroy, 18 Phipp Street, London, EC2A 4NU

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed Thaw
From the team behind the (now closed) Michelin-starred Ellory, Leroy is a wine bar and Bistro where the food is simple and the wine is superb. Owner and sommelier Ed Thaw has been working on a winemaking project in Campania with Michael Sager, Jackson Boxer and Stevie Parle and the 100 bin wine list is drawn from their favourite producers. Head chef Sam Kamienko returns to his time cooking at Le Verre Vole, evident in small plates of scallop 'en coquille' and confit chicken gizzards with lardons, escarole and a duck egg yolk. The 45 cover dining room is filled with old bistro chairs from France mixed with modern brass edged tables and a marble bar in a triangular space that's light and bright in the day and cosy at night.
 
 
 
 

Kanada-Ya Upper Street

Opened 22nd March 2018

Kanada-Ya Upper Street Opened 22nd March 2018 Specialising in authentic Tonkotsu ramen, Kanada-Ya serves noodles made on site with a special machine, imported from Japan. Kanada-Ya's signature ramen are made with a very specific brand of flour, enriched with the right protein content and alkaline salts to produce a bouncy, firm noodle capable of standing up to the rich broth. Customers are also able to request how firm they like their noodles, which will then be cooked accordingly. Added to the noodles are tonkotsu broth, secret sauce (imported from the original restaurant, and hand-made by Mr. Kanada), wood ear fungus mushroom (kikurage), finely sliced spring onion, chashu pork belly and a sheet of nori. This Upper Street restaurant - the third branch of Kanada-Ya, joining branches in Piccadilly and Covent Garden - seats 55 over one floor where you can see the chefs at work in the open kitchen. 2018/03/22 Where:
Kanada-Ya Upper Street, 35 Upper Street London, N1 0PN
Category:

Kanada-Ya Upper Street, 35 Upper Street, London, N1 0PN

Tube: Angel Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed Thaw
Specialising in authentic Tonkotsu ramen, Kanada-Ya serves noodles made on site with a special machine, imported from Japan. Kanada-Ya's signature ramen are made with a very specific brand of flour, enriched with the right protein content and alkaline salts to produce a bouncy, firm noodle capable of standing up to the rich broth. Customers are also able to request how firm they like their noodles, which will then be cooked accordingly. Added to the noodles are tonkotsu broth, secret sauce (imported from the original restaurant, and hand-made by Mr. Kanada), wood ear fungus mushroom (kikurage), finely sliced spring onion, chashu pork belly and a sheet of nori. This Upper Street restaurant - the third branch of Kanada-Ya, joining branches in Piccadilly and Covent Garden - seats 55 over one floor where you can see the chefs at work in the open kitchen.
 
 
 

John Lewis White City

Opened 20th March 2018

John Lewis White City Opened 20th March 2018 The 33 million pound John Lewis store is a big draw at Westfield London's 600 million pound extension, opening on 20th March 2018. As well as housing 1,000 brands in fashion, beauty, home and technology the four floor J ohn Lewis White City department store is home to 23 service, including its 'experience desk' to guide shoppers around the store, a 'discovery room' where customers can learn new skills such as cooking and crafts, a spa and an in-house optician. Occupying 230,000 square feet, the department store takes up almost one third of the extension and is one of 90 shops, bringing the total store count to 450 at the Westfield's west London site . The John Lewis store - its 50th in the UK - is one of five big stores, along with Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, around Westfield's outer ring. 2018/03/20 Where:
John Lewis White City, Westfield London Shopping Centre, Ariel Way London, W12 7FU
Category: Department Stores

John Lewis White City, Westfield Shopping Centre, Ariel Way, London, W12 7FU

Tube: Wood Lane Station, White City Station, Latimer Road Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed Thaw
The 33 million pound John Lewis store is a big draw at Westfield London's 600 million pound extension, opening on 20th March 2018. As well as housing 1,000 brands in fashion, beauty, home and technology the four floor J ohn Lewis White City department store is home to 23 service, including its 'experience desk' to guide shoppers around the store, a 'discovery room' where customers can learn new skills such as cooking and crafts, a spa and an in-house optician. Occupying 230,000 square feet, the department store takes up almost one third of the extension and is one of 90 shops, bringing the total store count to 450 at the Westfield's west London site . The John Lewis store - its 50th in the UK - is one of five big stores, along with Next, House of Fraser, Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, around Westfield's outer ring.
 
 
 

Brat

Opened 17th March 2018

Brat Opened 17th March 2018 Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher's , has named his first solo restaurant, Brat , after a colloquial term for 'turbot'. On Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, the restaurant draws on Tomos's Welsh heritage and his experiences visiting Getaria, a coastal town in the Basque country, well known for its barbecues. Using seasonal British produce, fresh ingredients are cooked on an open fire wood grill resulting in a menu of cedar wood sea trout, slow grilled red mullet, turbot and a dish loosely based on the Welsh cawl - offal hot pot served with laverbread and potatoes. An approachable wine list is by Keeling Andrew & Co, the wine import company set up by the founders of Noble Rot with wines from old cellars and sherry. Enter the first-floor restaurant via the original 1930s stairwell to the upstairs dining room, which retains many original features including art deco wood panelling and large steel frame windows. 2018/03/17 Where:
Brat, Redchurch Street London, E1 6JJ
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Brat, Redchurch Street, London, E1 6JJ

Tube: Old Street Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos Parry
Tomos Parry, formerly of Kitty Fisher's , has named his first solo restaurant, Brat , after a colloquial term for 'turbot'. On Redchurch Street in Shoreditch, the restaurant draws on Tomos's Welsh heritage and his experiences visiting Getaria, a coastal town in the Basque country, well known for its barbecues. Using seasonal British produce, fresh ingredients are cooked on an open fire wood grill resulting in a menu of cedar wood sea trout, slow grilled red mullet, turbot and a dish loosely based on the Welsh cawl - offal hot pot served with laverbread and potatoes. An approachable wine list is by Keeling Andrew & Co, the wine import company set up by the founders of Noble Rot with wines from old cellars and sherry. Enter the first-floor restaurant via the original 1930s stairwell to the upstairs dining room, which retains many original features including art deco wood panelling and large steel frame windows.
 
 
 

Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

Opened March 2018

Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea Opened March 2018 Next to Battersea Power Station , Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea adds another outlet to The Cinnamon Collection's restaurants in London - joining the well established Cinnamon Kitchen in the City and Cinnamon Soho - and comes hot off the heels of a new restaurant in Oxford. Housed in the famous Grade II building, this south London restaurant has sweeping views of the Thames, perfectly complimented with urban-inspired interiors. Serving modern-Indian dishes, the food - lentil crusted plaice fillet and king prawns with malai curry sauce give a taste of the mains - is inspired by the flavours found along the Delhi Jaipur Pink Express Route. At the bar, spice-infused craft cocktails come from a menu created by legendary mixologist, Tony Conigliaro. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers food and alcohol delivery for residents living in the local area. 2018/03/15 Where:
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, 4 Arches Lane, Battersea Power Station London, SW11 8AB
Category: Indian/South Asian Cuisine

Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, 4 Arches Lane, Battersea Power Station, London, SW11 8AB

Tube: Pimlico Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos Parry
Next to Battersea Power Station , Vivek Singh's Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea adds another outlet to The Cinnamon Collection's restaurants in London - joining the well established Cinnamon Kitchen in the City and Cinnamon Soho - and comes hot off the heels of a new restaurant in Oxford. Housed in the famous Grade II building, this south London restaurant has sweeping views of the Thames, perfectly complimented with urban-inspired interiors. Serving modern-Indian dishes, the food - lentil crusted plaice fillet and king prawns with malai curry sauce give a taste of the mains - is inspired by the flavours found along the Delhi Jaipur Pink Express Route. At the bar, spice-infused craft cocktails come from a menu created by legendary mixologist, Tony Conigliaro. Serving brunch, lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers food and alcohol delivery for residents living in the local area.
 
 
 

Mr White's English Chophouse

Opened March 2018

Mr White's English Chophouse Opened March 2018 Marco Pierre White brings a contemporary take on the chophouse to New Road Hotel in Whitechapel. Updating the chophouses which first emerged in London in the 1960s for the modern day, Mr. White's serves succulent joints of meat in a cool, stylish setting. The menu combines English classics with a little French flair - the kind of cooking style MPW is well known for - and centres on steaks, grills and chops. Don't miss the Beef Wellington with red wine sauce and roast saddle of lamb with mustard and chives (both dishes serve two people). Signature dishes also include 10oz rib and sirloin steaks with triple cooked chips, and The Chophouse prime 6oz burger. 2018/03/15 Where:
Mr White's English Chophouse, New Road Hotel, 103-107 New Road London, E1 1HJ
Category: British Cuisine

Mr White's English Chophouse, New Road Hotel, 103-107 New Road, London, E1 1HJ

Tube: Whitechapel Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos Parry
Marco Pierre White brings a contemporary take on the chophouse to New Road Hotel in Whitechapel. Updating the chophouses which first emerged in London in the 1960s for the modern day, Mr. White's serves succulent joints of meat in a cool, stylish setting. The menu combines English classics with a little French flair - the kind of cooking style MPW is well known for - and centres on steaks, grills and chops. Don't miss the Beef Wellington with red wine sauce and roast saddle of lamb with mustard and chives (both dishes serve two people). Signature dishes also include 10oz rib and sirloin steaks with triple cooked chips, and The Chophouse prime 6oz burger.
 
 
 
 

Osh

Opened 15th March 2018

Osh Opened 15th March 2018 Inspired by the flavours of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Osh , a restaurant and bar on fashionable Beauchamp Place , takes over a three-story townhouse in Knightsbridge. Uzbek grilled dishes are a delicacy at this stylish restaurant. Signature dishes include aromatic lamb plov, succulent charred shashlik, traditional Uzbek lagman soup, and freshly baked hand rolled flatbread. More than that, the menu also has a meat-free and vegan options as well as seasonal specialities made with organic fruits and vegetables imported twice a week from Uzbekistan. In the restaurant, the tables are overlooked by the azure tiled Kyrzyk themed kitchen. The bar has an impressive selection of cocktails and ethnic-inspired aperitifs while the private lounge upstairs has a collection of the world's finest spirits. 2018/03/15 Where:
Osh, 14-15 Beauchamp Place London, SW3 1NQ
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Osh, 14-15 Beauchamp Place, London, SW3 1NQ

Tube: Knightsbridge Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressing
Inspired by the flavours of the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Osh , a restaurant and bar on fashionable Beauchamp Place , takes over a three-story townhouse in Knightsbridge. Uzbek grilled dishes are a delicacy at this stylish restaurant. Signature dishes include aromatic lamb plov, succulent charred shashlik, traditional Uzbek lagman soup, and freshly baked hand rolled flatbread. More than that, the menu also has a meat-free and vegan options as well as seasonal specialities made with organic fruits and vegetables imported twice a week from Uzbekistan. In the restaurant, the tables are overlooked by the azure tiled Kyrzyk themed kitchen. The bar has an impressive selection of cocktails and ethnic-inspired aperitifs while the private lounge upstairs has a collection of the world's finest spirits.
 
 
 

George's Bar

Opened 14th March 2018

George's Bar Opened 14th March 2018 Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, the bar sees the chef work in conjunction with David Collins Studio to transform the 19th century surroundings. Keeping the architect's original palette in mind, the new design is a more informal affair that takes inspiration from European grand cafes. A two Michelin-starred chef, Marcus Wareing certainly understands ingredients, and working with bar manager, Dav Eames, he presents an exciting new menu inspired by chefs to celebrate the seasons. The menu offers a rotating cocktail of the month, with each one having a story to tell and its own history. The launch cocktail is the Bee Keeper, made with lavender infused Bombay Sapphire gin, Melfort Farm honey, sloe gin, lemon, hibiscus and elderflower. 2018/03/14 Where:
George's Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road London, NW1 2AR
Category: Bars

George's Bar, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London, NW1 2AR

Tube: King's Cross Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressing
Following a major redesign, the bar within The Gilbert Scott restaurant reopened as George's Bar in early 2018. Marcus Wareing's latest tribute to the building's original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott, the bar sees the chef work in conjunction with David Collins Studio to transform the 19th century surroundings. Keeping the architect's original palette in mind, the new design is a more informal affair that takes inspiration from European grand cafes. A two Michelin-starred chef, Marcus Wareing certainly understands ingredients, and working with bar manager, Dav Eames, he presents an exciting new menu inspired by chefs to celebrate the seasons. The menu offers a rotating cocktail of the month, with each one having a story to tell and its own history. The launch cocktail is the Bee Keeper, made with lavender infused Bombay Sapphire gin, Melfort Farm honey, sloe gin, lemon, hibiscus and elderflower.
 
 
 

The Vurger Co

Opened 12th March 2018

The Vurger Co Opened 12th March 2018 After a number of well-received pop-ups both at festivals and throughout London, along with an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, The Vurger Co has its first permanent fixture in Shoreditch. Offering burgers as they should be - fresh but indulgent - the vegan junk food pioneers serve their full menu at the 30-seat restaurant including their best-selling Tabasco Auburger, made from aubergines, chickpeas, red onion and vegan cheese, as well as their famous mac'n'cheese and shakes. Other soul satisfying highlights from the menu will include the mouth-watering Classic, the Mexican and the MLT, made with baked mushrooms and rocket and topped with walnut and sundried tomato paste. 2018/03/12 Where:
The Vurger Co, Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square London, E1 6LD
Category:

The Vurger Co, Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, London, E1 6LD

Tube: Aldgate East Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressing
After a number of well-received pop-ups both at festivals and throughout London, along with an incredibly successful crowdfunding campaign, The Vurger Co has its first permanent fixture in Shoreditch. Offering burgers as they should be - fresh but indulgent - the vegan junk food pioneers serve their full menu at the 30-seat restaurant including their best-selling Tabasco Auburger, made from aubergines, chickpeas, red onion and vegan cheese, as well as their famous mac'n'cheese and shakes. Other soul satisfying highlights from the menu will include the mouth-watering Classic, the Mexican and the MLT, made with baked mushrooms and rocket and topped with walnut and sundried tomato paste.
 
 
 

Yard Sale Pizza Leytonstone

Opened 12th March 2018

Yard Sale Pizza Leytonstone Opened 12th March 2018 Yard Sale Pizza , winner of 'Best Cheap Eats' in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2017, lands in Leytonstone for its fourth opening, in March 2018. Having built up a loyal following over the previous three years from its Clapton , Finsbury Park , and Walthamstow shops, Yard Sale is known for its award-winning pizzas, handmade from double fermented dough. They come in 12" or super-size 18" in the signature 'Holy Pepperoni' with Cobble Lane pepperoni, Napoli piccante and crumbled Nduja sausage or the equally popular 'TSB' - tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. Once topped, pizzas are then stone baked in the Gozney pizza oven to get their perfect bubbly crusts . Homemade dips, salads, sides - like cheese and marmite garlic bread - as well as Nonna's gelato, local London beers, Borough Wines, and soft drinks complete the menu lineup for Leytonstone. Two rows of t ables topped with recycled chopping boards offer seating inside - where the walls will be adorned with custom neon signage - and there are outdoor tables for summertime slices and cold beers. 2018/03/12 Where:
Yard Sale Pizza Leytonstone, 622 High Road London, E11 3BZ
Category: Italian Cuisine

Yard Sale Pizza Leytonstone, 622 High Road, London, E11 3BZ

Tube: Leytonstone Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressing
Yard Sale Pizza , winner of 'Best Cheap Eats' in the Observer Food Monthly Awards 2017, lands in Leytonstone for its fourth opening, in March 2018. Having built up a loyal following over the previous three years from its Clapton , Finsbury Park , and Walthamstow shops, Yard Sale is known for its award-winning pizzas, handmade from double fermented dough. They come in 12" or super-size 18" in the signature 'Holy Pepperoni' with Cobble Lane pepperoni, Napoli piccante and crumbled Nduja sausage or the equally popular 'TSB' - tender stem broccoli, parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil. Once topped, pizzas are then stone baked in the Gozney pizza oven to get their perfect bubbly crusts . Homemade dips, salads, sides - like cheese and marmite garlic bread - as well as Nonna's gelato, local London beers, Borough Wines, and soft drinks complete the menu lineup for Leytonstone. Two rows of t ables topped with recycled chopping boards offer seating inside - where the walls will be adorned with custom neon signage - and there are outdoor tables for summertime slices and cold beers.
 
 
 

Many Hands

Opened 9th March 2018

Many Hands Opened 9th March 2018 Home to 150 unique studios varying in size, Many Hands is a creative hub housing work space for startups, creators and artists in Bermondsey, south east London. Taking over Block F of The Biscuit Factory, companies setting up shop here work alongside 20 music studios, sharing a self-sufficient co-working environment which encourages collaboration. Many Hands also has on-site hot-desks, open work hubs, private meeting rooms and 24 hour access. On site professional printing, fibre optic broadband, exercise classes, art installations and a programme of talks and music make this a welcoming place to work. Non-residents can also make use of the massive rooftop areas, performance spaces and bar/cafe areas with spectacular views of the city skyline. 2018/03/09 Where:
Many Hands, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road London, SE16 4DG
Category:

Many Hands, Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, London, SE16 4DG

Tube: Bermondsey Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressing
Home to 150 unique studios varying in size, Many Hands is a creative hub housing work space for startups, creators and artists in Bermondsey, south east London. Taking over Block F of The Biscuit Factory, companies setting up shop here work alongside 20 music studios, sharing a self-sufficient co-working environment which encourages collaboration. Many Hands also has on-site hot-desks, open work hubs, private meeting rooms and 24 hour access. On site professional printing, fibre optic broadband, exercise classes, art installations and a programme of talks and music make this a welcoming place to work. Non-residents can also make use of the massive rooftop areas, performance spaces and bar/cafe areas with spectacular views of the city skyline.
 
 
 
 

Bryn Williams at Somerset House

Opened 5th March 2018

Bryn Williams at Somerset House Opened 5th March 2018 Ten years after celebrated Welsh chef Bryn Williams opened Odette's in Primrose Hill, he launched his second restaurant. Situated within Somerset House, Bryn Williams at Somerset House offers modern British dining, serving seasonal dishes and small plates of colourful dishes like rainbow carrots, hand-dived scallop and pickled mooli with raw apple and Cumbrian beef - a nod to Bryn's home country. Fruit and vegetables take centre stage in dishes like grilled cauliflower served with soft polenta and there are veg-centric salads with charred chicory, sour onions, smoked ricotta and rapeseed oil dressing. Fish dishes like scorched Cornish mackerel appear under 'seasonal mains' and, for afters, choose from fruit-heavy desserts include bay leaf panna cotta, blackberry and lime curd or poached rhubarb and blood orange trifle. Heard the name before? Bryn Williams was working under the likes of Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux before he shot to fame when he was chosen to cook the fish course for the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations on the BBC's Great British Menu. Bryn Williams at Somerset House adds to the dining options at Somerset House along with Fernandez & Wells, Hej coffee shop, Pennethorne's Cafe and Bar and Spring by Skye Gyngell. 2018/03/05 Where:
Bryn Williams at Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand London, WC2R 1LA
Category: British Cuisine

Bryn Williams at Somerset House, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

Tube: Temple Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven Joyce
Ten years after celebrated Welsh chef Bryn Williams opened Odette's in Primrose Hill, he launched his second restaurant. Situated within Somerset House, Bryn Williams at Somerset House offers modern British dining, serving seasonal dishes and small plates of colourful dishes like rainbow carrots, hand-dived scallop and pickled mooli with raw apple and Cumbrian beef - a nod to Bryn's home country. Fruit and vegetables take centre stage in dishes like grilled cauliflower served with soft polenta and there are veg-centric salads with charred chicory, sour onions, smoked ricotta and rapeseed oil dressing. Fish dishes like scorched Cornish mackerel appear under 'seasonal mains' and, for afters, choose from fruit-heavy desserts include bay leaf panna cotta, blackberry and lime curd or poached rhubarb and blood orange trifle. Heard the name before? Bryn Williams was working under the likes of Marco Pierre White and Michel Roux before he shot to fame when he was chosen to cook the fish course for the Queen's 80th birthday celebrations on the BBC's Great British Menu. Bryn Williams at Somerset House adds to the dining options at Somerset House along with Fernandez & Wells, Hej coffee shop, Pennethorne's Cafe and Bar and Spring by Skye Gyngell.
 
 
 

Canopy by Hilton London City

Opened 2018

Canopy by Hilton London City Opened 2018 Whitechapel has been transformed by redevelopment in recent years, with the Crossrail train line set to open in 2018, the same year as Hilton opens its first UK Canopy hotel. Spending £76 million on the development in Aldgate, the Canopy by Hilton London City hotel will feature a rooftop bar and free WiFi with a residential and an office building alongside as well as a public garden and a new city square. The interior design will draw on the legacy of the Whitechapel Gallery and the melting pot of cultures in the surrounding area. Recent development in the area includes Altitude, a 35 storey tower and Cityscape, a residential building, and another multi-million-pound development The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club, opening in September 2016 on the site of what used to be William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch. 2018/03/01 Where:
Canopy by Hilton London City, 16 Minories London, EC3N 1AX
Category: New Hotels

Canopy by Hilton London City, 16 Minories, London, EC3N 1AX

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton London
Whitechapel has been transformed by redevelopment in recent years, with the Crossrail train line set to open in 2018, the same year as Hilton opens its first UK Canopy hotel. Spending £76 million on the development in Aldgate, the Canopy by Hilton London City hotel will feature a rooftop bar and free WiFi with a residential and an office building alongside as well as a public garden and a new city square. The interior design will draw on the legacy of the Whitechapel Gallery and the melting pot of cultures in the surrounding area. Recent development in the area includes Altitude, a 35 storey tower and Cityscape, a residential building, and another multi-million-pound development The Curtain Hotel and Private Members Club, opening in September 2016 on the site of what used to be William Shakespeare's Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch.
 
 
 

Scully

Opened 1st March 2018

Scully Opened 1st March 2018 Ramael Scully, former head chef of Ottolenghi's Nopi, opened his first restaurant in St James's Market in spring 2018 with the blessings of his former boss. "H is kitchen is an exciting and unexpected place to be", says Yotam Ottolenghi. From a childhood in Malaysia to the kitchens in Sydney where he trained, to his travels in the Middle East, Russia and Europe, Scully's worldwide travels have influenced dishes like beetroot jerky served with green cardamom corn biscuit and bergamot cream grill octopus. The open kitchen is central to the restaurant which has a large sharing table, a counter-dining area with bar stalls and banquette seating. Everything is on show. From food prep to the brightly coloured jars of homemade pickles, syrups, shrubs, preserves, fermented fruit and vegetables. So sit up and enjoy the show. 2018/03/01 Where:
Scully, 4 St James's Market London, SW1Y 4QQ
Category:

Scully, 4 St James's Market, London, SW1Y 4QQ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton London
Ramael Scully, former head chef of Ottolenghi's Nopi, opened his first restaurant in St James's Market in spring 2018 with the blessings of his former boss. "H is kitchen is an exciting and unexpected place to be", says Yotam Ottolenghi. From a childhood in Malaysia to the kitchens in Sydney where he trained, to his travels in the Middle East, Russia and Europe, Scully's worldwide travels have influenced dishes like beetroot jerky served with green cardamom corn biscuit and bergamot cream grill octopus. The open kitchen is central to the restaurant which has a large sharing table, a counter-dining area with bar stalls and banquette seating. Everything is on show. From food prep to the brightly coloured jars of homemade pickles, syrups, shrubs, preserves, fermented fruit and vegetables. So sit up and enjoy the show.
 
 
 

Daddy Bao

Opened 16th February 2018

Daddy Bao Opened 16th February 2018 Serving pillowy bao buns, crunchy fried chicken and Taiwanese snacks, Daddy Bao is the second site from the team who brought you Mr Bao in Peckham . As well as the classic Mr Bao - slow braised Flock & Herd pork, pickles and peanut powder packed into a milky white bun - you'll find the Drunken Prawn Bao, a classic bun stuffed with beer-marinated prawns, pickled mooli and spiced spring onion. What's more, there are milk-free bao buns specially for vegans, filled with teriyaki shitake mushroom, miso mayo and crispy shallots. Taiwanese fried chicken, snow peas with a spicy soy glaze and Shen Jiang Bao dumpling soup are served in a dining room decorated with Mandarin characters, hand painted on the walls, while the large open kitchen lets you watch the chefs at work. 2018/02/16 Where:
Daddy Bao, 113 Mitcham Road London, SW17 9PE
Category: Chinese Cuisine

Daddy Bao, 113 Mitcham Road, London, SW17 9PE

Tube: Tooting Broadway Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton London
Serving pillowy bao buns, crunchy fried chicken and Taiwanese snacks, Daddy Bao is the second site from the team who brought you Mr Bao in Peckham . As well as the classic Mr Bao - slow braised Flock & Herd pork, pickles and peanut powder packed into a milky white bun - you'll find the Drunken Prawn Bao, a classic bun stuffed with beer-marinated prawns, pickled mooli and spiced spring onion. What's more, there are milk-free bao buns specially for vegans, filled with teriyaki shitake mushroom, miso mayo and crispy shallots. Taiwanese fried chicken, snow peas with a spicy soy glaze and Shen Jiang Bao dumpling soup are served in a dining room decorated with Mandarin characters, hand painted on the walls, while the large open kitchen lets you watch the chefs at work.
 
 
 

Butterscotch Tea Room

Opened 15th February 2018

Butterscotch Tea Room Opened 15th February 2018 Reviving the great British tradition of afternoon tea in town, but putting a modern spin on it, American cake expert Bea Vo (who gave us Bea's of Bloomsbury) brings cocktails, a slice of cake or the full blown affair to the Butterscotch Tea Room on James Street. The two floor cafe comes with a ground floor dotted with footstools and window bench seating. Upstairs is the pretty tea room, adorned with white marble tables, a hand-made paper flower wall feature, accentuated by copper and rose gold tones, and desserts like deconstructed banoffee pie suspended from the ceiling. Not just for afternoons, early risers can start the day with smashed avocado on toast and toasted crumpets while evenings bring jasmine tea, Bakewell Fizz Prosecco cocktails, charcuterie, cheese plates and crostini. 2018/02/15 Where:
Butterscotch Tea Room, 56 James Street London, W1U 1HF
Category: Bars

Butterscotch Tea Room, 56 James Street, London, W1U 1HF

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairs
Reviving the great British tradition of afternoon tea in town, but putting a modern spin on it, American cake expert Bea Vo (who gave us Bea's of Bloomsbury) brings cocktails, a slice of cake or the full blown affair to the Butterscotch Tea Room on James Street. The two floor cafe comes with a ground floor dotted with footstools and window bench seating. Upstairs is the pretty tea room, adorned with white marble tables, a hand-made paper flower wall feature, accentuated by copper and rose gold tones, and desserts like deconstructed banoffee pie suspended from the ceiling. Not just for afternoons, early risers can start the day with smashed avocado on toast and toasted crumpets while evenings bring jasmine tea, Bakewell Fizz Prosecco cocktails, charcuterie, cheese plates and crostini.
 
 
 
 

Jidori

Opened February 2018

Jidori Opened February 2018 The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden. Taking up residence across multiple floors of a terraced house on Catherine Street, the second restaurant builds on the success of the first, offering an extended menu of yakitori, small plates and daily specials. But for the most memorable night, head to the lower ground floor for the private karaoke booth, available for hire for groups up to 12. Head Chef Shunta Matsubara moves from Dalston to head up the kitchen, manning the bespoke yakitori grill and recreating the popular 'specials board' which sits alongside traditional yakitori. Try popular dishes like Tsukune (minced chicken with egg yolk) and katsu curry scotch egg, okra-nomiyaki as well as ginger ice cream with miso caramel and sweet potato crisps. Owners Natalie Lee-Joe & Brett Redman (also behind Michelin Gourmand Bib restaurant Elliot's) worked with architect Giles Reid to create a clean, wood accented aesthetic, complemented by pastel details. 2018/02/15 Where:
Jidori, 15 Catherine Street London, WC2B 5JZ
Category: Japanese Cuisine

Jidori, 15 Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JZ

Tube: Covent Garden Station, Temple Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairs
The team behind Jidori, the much-loved yakitori restaurant in Dalston comes to Covent Garden. Taking up residence across multiple floors of a terraced house on Catherine Street, the second restaurant builds on the success of the first, offering an extended menu of yakitori, small plates and daily specials. But for the most memorable night, head to the lower ground floor for the private karaoke booth, available for hire for groups up to 12. Head Chef Shunta Matsubara moves from Dalston to head up the kitchen, manning the bespoke yakitori grill and recreating the popular 'specials board' which sits alongside traditional yakitori. Try popular dishes like Tsukune (minced chicken with egg yolk) and katsu curry scotch egg, okra-nomiyaki as well as ginger ice cream with miso caramel and sweet potato crisps. Owners Natalie Lee-Joe & Brett Redman (also behind Michelin Gourmand Bib restaurant Elliot's) worked with architect Giles Reid to create a clean, wood accented aesthetic, complemented by pastel details.
 
 
 

Popina

Opened 15th February 2018

Popina Opened 15th February 2018 In the heart of Mayfair, Popina is a daytime cafe and delicatessen from Isidora Popovic, a familiar trader at more than 20 farmers' markets across London, from Portobello to Broadway Market. If you've seen her at a London market you'll know all about her award-winning and critically acclaimed baked goods. At Popina, her first brick-and-mortar site, Popovic shares her favourite dishes via an all-day menu featuring granola, yoghurt and seasonal fruit compote, kedgeree, homemade stews and daily changing salads as well as her popular pastries, pies and cakes. 2018/02/15 Where:
Popina, 83 Duke Street London, W1K 5PF
Category: Cafes and Delis

Popina, 83 Duke Street, London, W1K 5PF

Tube: Bond Street Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairs
In the heart of Mayfair, Popina is a daytime cafe and delicatessen from Isidora Popovic, a familiar trader at more than 20 farmers' markets across London, from Portobello to Broadway Market. If you've seen her at a London market you'll know all about her award-winning and critically acclaimed baked goods. At Popina, her first brick-and-mortar site, Popovic shares her favourite dishes via an all-day menu featuring granola, yoghurt and seasonal fruit compote, kedgeree, homemade stews and daily changing salads as well as her popular pastries, pies and cakes.
 
 
 

Evelyn's Table

Opened 14th February 2018

Evelyn's Table Opened 14th February 2018 In the former beer cellar of The Blue Posts on Rupert Street, Evelyn's Table is an intimate dining room from the people who gave us The Palomar. Accessed via a discreet doorway on Rupert Court and with just 11 seats at the kitchen bar, four at satellite tables, it's akin to a private dining experience, with chef Luke Robinson (who's come from the Corner Room, Town Hall Hotel and Bonnie Gull) in charge. The Southern European menu includes snacks and small plates of Jerusalem artichokes and salt cod beignet with taramasalata and almond. Larger plates present dishes of tagliatelle with black truffle butter and presa Iberica with padron pepper, followed by just one or two desserts and La Fromagerie cheeses. Open for dinner only, the good news is half the spaces are set aside for walk-ins. 2018/02/14 Where:
Evelyn's Table, Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street London, W1D 6DJ
Category: Modern European Cuisine

Evelyn's Table, Rupert Court, 28 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DJ

Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairs
In the former beer cellar of The Blue Posts on Rupert Street, Evelyn's Table is an intimate dining room from the people who gave us The Palomar. Accessed via a discreet doorway on Rupert Court and with just 11 seats at the kitchen bar, four at satellite tables, it's akin to a private dining experience, with chef Luke Robinson (who's come from the Corner Room, Town Hall Hotel and Bonnie Gull) in charge. The Southern European menu includes snacks and small plates of Jerusalem artichokes and salt cod beignet with taramasalata and almond. Larger plates present dishes of tagliatelle with black truffle butter and presa Iberica with padron pepper, followed by just one or two desserts and La Fromagerie cheeses. Open for dinner only, the good news is half the spaces are set aside for walk-ins.
 
 
 

Feast Canteen

Opened 14th February 2018

Feast Canteen Opened 14th February 2018 The concrete brutalist Kings Mall shopping centre on Hammersmith high street gets a new lease of life with a stylish food court, Feast Canteen , as well as fitness studio Frame. From the people who gave us Pergola on the Roof and The Prince comes a modern day canteen with exposed wood, glass doors and four restaurant kiosks, offering a rotating choice of restaurants . Choose from Made of Dough, specialising in pizzas fermented for 48 hours so the dough is crunchy on the base, light on top, Breddos Tacos serving masa fried chicken and baja fish tacos in pairs, big burgers from Patty & Bun, Vietnamese food from Salvation in Noodles and Sinchow, serving new twists on a traditional rice paper roll. With free 350 seats and free Wi-Fi you can come with a crowd or use it as your office. It's also a Deliveroo hub so if you fancy a burger at 10pm, it's yours. 2018/02/14 Where:
Feast Canteen, Kings Mall, King Street London, W6 9HW
Category:

Feast Canteen, Kings Mall, King Street, London, W6 9HW

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
The concrete brutalist Kings Mall shopping centre on Hammersmith high street gets a new lease of life with a stylish food court, Feast Canteen , as well as fitness studio Frame. From the people who gave us Pergola on the Roof and The Prince comes a modern day canteen with exposed wood, glass doors and four restaurant kiosks, offering a rotating choice of restaurants . Choose from Made of Dough, specialising in pizzas fermented for 48 hours so the dough is crunchy on the base, light on top, Breddos Tacos serving masa fried chicken and baja fish tacos in pairs, big burgers from Patty & Bun, Vietnamese food from Salvation in Noodles and Sinchow, serving new twists on a traditional rice paper roll. With free 350 seats and free Wi-Fi you can come with a crowd or use it as your office. It's also a Deliveroo hub so if you fancy a burger at 10pm, it's yours.
 
 
 

Farm Girl Chelsea

Opened 5th February 2018

Farm Girl Chelsea Opened 5th February 2018 Three years after the huge success of Farm Girl's first site in Notting Hill (50,000 Instagram followers and counting), Farm Girl comes to Chelsea with its largest cafe to date, with room for 90 guests. Expect the kind of nutritious Australian-inspired menus that have made the pretty-in-pink place, founded by Rose Mann and Anthony Hood, instantly Instagrammable. Avo-on-toast type brunches and super lattes topped with rose petals are supplemented by new dinner choices like cod croquettes with a green herb sauce, and lamb gyro with roasted pistachio yoghurt. There's even a superfood cocktail bar. This addition to the Farm Girl family location just off the Fulham Road joins sister sites in Notting Hill and Soho and features pink marble tops, green leather seating and illustrated arches orchestrated by Beata Heuman, one of House & Garden's Top 100 leading interior designers. 2018/02/05 Where:
Farm Girl Chelsea, 9 Park Walk London, SW10 0AJ
Category: Cafes and Delis

Farm Girl Chelsea, 9 Park Walk, London, SW10 0AJ

Tube: Gloucester Road Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
Three years after the huge success of Farm Girl's first site in Notting Hill (50,000 Instagram followers and counting), Farm Girl comes to Chelsea with its largest cafe to date, with room for 90 guests. Expect the kind of nutritious Australian-inspired menus that have made the pretty-in-pink place, founded by Rose Mann and Anthony Hood, instantly Instagrammable. Avo-on-toast type brunches and super lattes topped with rose petals are supplemented by new dinner choices like cod croquettes with a green herb sauce, and lamb gyro with roasted pistachio yoghurt. There's even a superfood cocktail bar. This addition to the Farm Girl family location just off the Fulham Road joins sister sites in Notting Hill and Soho and features pink marble tops, green leather seating and illustrated arches orchestrated by Beata Heuman, one of House & Garden's Top 100 leading interior designers.
 
 
 
 

Amber

Opened 31st January 2018

Amber Opened 31st January 2018 Tucked away behind the Curzon in Goodman's Fields, Amber is an all-day Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant serving fresh, healthy salads, Pide (boat-shaped flatbread) and a daily changing hot tray bake. You get a warm welcome and a choice of cold salads like beetroot and goat's cheese, served against a backdrop of pale wood, concrete walls and hanging plants. Set up by Murat Kilic and Pierre Aprin, Amber gets its name from the ancient amber trade route which ran from the North and Baltic coasts to the Mediterranean Sea and these areas influence the cooking too. Miso glazed aubergine is a stand out dish among a choice of five salads, served as sides to mains of salmon and chicken chop. In the evening, the place has a completely different feel. The lights go down, the candles come out and glazed lamb shoulder and whole trout are among the more sophisticated main course options. The cooking is accomplished and you can even see the chefs at work in the open kitchen so rest assured it's all freshly made on the spot. Spot on. 2018/01/31 Where:
Amber, 21 Piazza Walk, Goodman's Fields London, E1 8QH
Category: Middle Eastern Cuisine

Amber, 21 Piazza Walk, Goodman's Fields, London, E1 8QH

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
Tucked away behind the Curzon in Goodman's Fields, Amber is an all-day Middle Eastern and Mediterranean restaurant serving fresh, healthy salads, Pide (boat-shaped flatbread) and a daily changing hot tray bake. You get a warm welcome and a choice of cold salads like beetroot and goat's cheese, served against a backdrop of pale wood, concrete walls and hanging plants. Set up by Murat Kilic and Pierre Aprin, Amber gets its name from the ancient amber trade route which ran from the North and Baltic coasts to the Mediterranean Sea and these areas influence the cooking too. Miso glazed aubergine is a stand out dish among a choice of five salads, served as sides to mains of salmon and chicken chop. In the evening, the place has a completely different feel. The lights go down, the candles come out and glazed lamb shoulder and whole trout are among the more sophisticated main course options. The cooking is accomplished and you can even see the chefs at work in the open kitchen so rest assured it's all freshly made on the spot. Spot on.
 
 
 

L'Ami Malo

Opened 29th January 2018

L'Ami Malo Opened 29th January 2018 Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French speakeasy bar. With vintage French linen, wooden barstools, rustic tableware and marble-topped tables, the place has a warm but stripped-back feel. A modern interpretation of a classic creperie, French owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur, along with Breton-born head chef Williams Guillemot, upgrade the humble galette by using buckwheat - known for its healthy, gluten-free properties. As well as tried and tested favourites - pancakes topped with confit duck leg, sausage or smoked ham - savoury galettes are given an Asian twist, delivered in 'maki'-style rolls, with Bayonne ham with Comté cheese, tomato tartare, hazelnuts and spinach as well as smoked salmon and avocado. Sweet crepes are, naturally, on the menu too, from classic lemon and sugar to apple compote, butter sauce and salted caramel. Tucked away at the back of the restaurant and with its own entrance is Le Moulin, with calvados cocktails and craft ciders from Brittany and Normandy a speciality at the bar. 2018/01/29 Where:
L'Ami Malo, 14 Artillery Passage London, E1 7LJ
Category:

L'Ami Malo, 14 Artillery Passage, London, E1 7LJ

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
Near Spitalfields Market, on Artillery Passage, L'Ami Malo combines a chic creperie with a French speakeasy bar. With vintage French linen, wooden barstools, rustic tableware and marble-topped tables, the place has a warm but stripped-back feel. A modern interpretation of a classic creperie, French owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur, along with Breton-born head chef Williams Guillemot, upgrade the humble galette by using buckwheat - known for its healthy, gluten-free properties. As well as tried and tested favourites - pancakes topped with confit duck leg, sausage or smoked ham - savoury galettes are given an Asian twist, delivered in 'maki'-style rolls, with Bayonne ham with Comté cheese, tomato tartare, hazelnuts and spinach as well as smoked salmon and avocado. Sweet crepes are, naturally, on the menu too, from classic lemon and sugar to apple compote, butter sauce and salted caramel. Tucked away at the back of the restaurant and with its own entrance is Le Moulin, with calvados cocktails and craft ciders from Brittany and Normandy a speciality at the bar.
 
 
 

Frame Hammersmith

Opened 26th January 2018

Frame Hammersmith Opened 26th January 2018 Putting the fun into fitness, Frame puts you through your paces with mini-trampolines and dance classes under a disco ball but they also offer more serious workouts like power yoga and reformer pilates. It all started in 2009 in Shoreditch when Pip Black and Joan Murphy opened the first Frame fitness studio aiming to create a more positive approach to health and fitness. Nine years on and their Frame family is growing with two new studios added in January 2018, in Hammersmith and Fitrovia, bringing the total to six Frame studios in the city. Unlike a regular gym membership you're not tied into a contract and it's all about the classes which vary from sweat inducing cardio to 'ass and abs' toning plus they're all available as drop in and pay-as-you-go. The varied timetable means you can get a Frame Card and can rock up at a time that suits whatever your job, lifestyle or plans for the day. Sign up for membership and you can work out at any Frame studio - in Shoreditch, Queens Park, Kings Cross, Victoria, Hammersmith or Fitzrovia. 2018/01/26 Where:
Frame Hammersmith, Kings Mall, King Street London, W6 0PZ
Category:

Frame Hammersmith, Kings Mall, King Street, London, W6 0PZ

Tube: Hammersmith Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
Putting the fun into fitness, Frame puts you through your paces with mini-trampolines and dance classes under a disco ball but they also offer more serious workouts like power yoga and reformer pilates. It all started in 2009 in Shoreditch when Pip Black and Joan Murphy opened the first Frame fitness studio aiming to create a more positive approach to health and fitness. Nine years on and their Frame family is growing with two new studios added in January 2018, in Hammersmith and Fitrovia, bringing the total to six Frame studios in the city. Unlike a regular gym membership you're not tied into a contract and it's all about the classes which vary from sweat inducing cardio to 'ass and abs' toning plus they're all available as drop in and pay-as-you-go. The varied timetable means you can get a Frame Card and can rock up at a time that suits whatever your job, lifestyle or plans for the day. Sign up for membership and you can work out at any Frame studio - in Shoreditch, Queens Park, Kings Cross, Victoria, Hammersmith or Fitzrovia.
 
 
 

The Coach, Clerkenwell

Opened 20th January 2018

The Coach, Clerkenwell Opened 20th January 2018 A landmark public house in Clerkenwell since 1790, The Coach has been given a new lease of life in January 2018 with a refurb, the result of an exciting collaboration between chef Henry Harris (formerly of Racine ) and James McCulloch ( The Harcourt and Three Cranes). Henry's signature blend of French and British cuisine is evident in a menu that covers breakfast to dinner via lunch and bar snacks. The pub's renovation pays tribute to its Dickensian heritage as well as the neighbourhood's reputation as a creative hub. Floor to ceiling glass floods the space with light, while the 'bear garden' - once used for animal fights - is festooned with lights and arched mirrors covered by ivy and shrubbery. That's not all, the team is also turning Maida Vale's Truscott Arms into the Hero of Maida and taking on Three Cranes in the City. 2018/01/20 Where:
The Coach, Clerkenwell, 26-28 Ray Street London, EC1R 3DJ
Category: Gastropub

The Coach, Clerkenwell, 26-28 Ray Street, London, EC1R 3DJ

Tube: Farringdon Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
A landmark public house in Clerkenwell since 1790, The Coach has been given a new lease of life in January 2018 with a refurb, the result of an exciting collaboration between chef Henry Harris (formerly of Racine ) and James McCulloch ( The Harcourt and Three Cranes). Henry's signature blend of French and British cuisine is evident in a menu that covers breakfast to dinner via lunch and bar snacks. The pub's renovation pays tribute to its Dickensian heritage as well as the neighbourhood's reputation as a creative hub. Floor to ceiling glass floods the space with light, while the 'bear garden' - once used for animal fights - is festooned with lights and arched mirrors covered by ivy and shrubbery. That's not all, the team is also turning Maida Vale's Truscott Arms into the Hero of Maida and taking on Three Cranes in the City.
 
 
 

Frame Fitzrovia

Opened 18th January 2018

Frame Fitzrovia Opened 18th January 2018 Drop in and pay-as-you-go, Frame offers flexibility and fun workouts, from sweat drenched cardio to mindful meditation. Doing the gym differently, Frame puts you through your paces with mini-trampolines and dance classes to Madonna songs. This studio in Fitzrovia - the largest site to date with five studios for Reformer Pilates, Boxtrain and yoga - brings the total number of Frames around town to six. Pip Black and Joan Murphy opened the first one in Shoreditch in 2009 and nine years later their Frame family has grown with funky Frame studios in Shoreditch, Queens Park, Kings Cross, Victoria and Hammersmith as well as Fitzrovia. The beauty here is you don't have to sign up to a year-long contract and the classes fun so you'll actually want to go. The varied timetable means you can find a class at a time that suits no matter what your working hours or schedule is like. 2018/01/18 Where:
Frame Fitzrovia, 25-33 Berners Street London, W1T 3LR
Category:

Frame Fitzrovia, 25-33 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
Drop in and pay-as-you-go, Frame offers flexibility and fun workouts, from sweat drenched cardio to mindful meditation. Doing the gym differently, Frame puts you through your paces with mini-trampolines and dance classes to Madonna songs. This studio in Fitzrovia - the largest site to date with five studios for Reformer Pilates, Boxtrain and yoga - brings the total number of Frames around town to six. Pip Black and Joan Murphy opened the first one in Shoreditch in 2009 and nine years later their Frame family has grown with funky Frame studios in Shoreditch, Queens Park, Kings Cross, Victoria and Hammersmith as well as Fitzrovia. The beauty here is you don't have to sign up to a year-long contract and the classes fun so you'll actually want to go. The varied timetable means you can find a class at a time that suits no matter what your working hours or schedule is like.
 
 
 
 

39 Steps

Opened January 2018

39 Steps Opened January 2018 It takes 39 steps for coffee to get from the bean on the bush to the cup in your hand and this small Soho coffee haus prides itself on being involved every step of the way. They even roast, grind and brew every cup. Head Roaster, Jens Rettig puts special emphasis on the quality of his coffee, buying his beans from independent local growers in India, Brazil, Mexico and El Salvador, all hand selected for him. At 39 Steps you can see the different brewing techniques - Pour Over, Syphon, Chemex and French Press - at the bar. There are coffee specials including hand brews, cold brews, nitro brews, coffee smoothies and coffee milkshakes alongside cold pressed juices made using good quality, in season fruit and vegetables. An all-day food menu has a daily bake selection and eggs-any-way (with various toppings), homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and freshly made cakes and desserts. 2018/01/15 Where:
39 Steps, 8 D'Arblay Street London, W1F 8DP
Category: Cafes and Delis

39 Steps, 8 D'Arblay Street, London, W1F 8DP

Tube: Oxford Circus Station, Tottenham Court Road Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco Photography
It takes 39 steps for coffee to get from the bean on the bush to the cup in your hand and this small Soho coffee haus prides itself on being involved every step of the way. They even roast, grind and brew every cup. Head Roaster, Jens Rettig puts special emphasis on the quality of his coffee, buying his beans from independent local growers in India, Brazil, Mexico and El Salvador, all hand selected for him. At 39 Steps you can see the different brewing techniques - Pour Over, Syphon, Chemex and French Press - at the bar. There are coffee specials including hand brews, cold brews, nitro brews, coffee smoothies and coffee milkshakes alongside cold pressed juices made using good quality, in season fruit and vegetables. An all-day food menu has a daily bake selection and eggs-any-way (with various toppings), homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and freshly made cakes and desserts.
 
 
 

Kettner's Townhouse

Opened January 2018

Kettner's Townhouse Opened January 2018 Lovingly restored by Soho House, Kettner's reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018, combining a French restaurant, Champagne bar and a townhouse hotel. The original 18th century spiral staircase remains, leading up to 33 bedrooms. Each room has been individually designed in a 1920s French boudoir style. V intage chandeliers hang from the ceilings, rooms have antique sinks and vanities as well as original Georgian timber floorboards and fireplaces. Specially made furniture, green velvet scalloped headboards and deep button armchairs sit alongside hand-painted Georgian-inspired wallpaper and William Morris prints. Bathrooms have rainforest showers, some with freestanding bathtubs, and tiling inspired by French lace, come with Cowshed products. If you really want to stay in style, book the (£800 a night) Grade II-listed Jacobean Suite and you get large emperor bed, your own private entrance and a freestanding copper bath. 2018/01/15 Where:
Kettner's Townhouse, 29 Romilly Street London, W1D 5HP
Category: New Hotels

Kettner's Townhouse, 29 Romilly Street, London, W1D 5HP

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

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco PhotographyKettner's Townhouse, Room, copyright: Soho House
Lovingly restored by Soho House, Kettner's reopened after a two year refurbishment in January 2018, combining a French restaurant, Champagne bar and a townhouse hotel. The original 18th century spiral staircase remains, leading up to 33 bedrooms. Each room has been individually designed in a 1920s French boudoir style. V intage chandeliers hang from the ceilings, rooms have antique sinks and vanities as well as original Georgian timber floorboards and fireplaces. Specially made furniture, green velvet scalloped headboards and deep button armchairs sit alongside hand-painted Georgian-inspired wallpaper and William Morris prints. Bathrooms have rainforest showers, some with freestanding bathtubs, and tiling inspired by French lace, come with Cowshed products. If you really want to stay in style, book the (£800 a night) Grade II-listed Jacobean Suite and you get large emperor bed, your own private entrance and a freestanding copper bath.
 
 
 

Claw Carnaby

Opened 12th January 2018

Claw Carnaby Opened 12th January 2018 It popped up at London markets and in a shipping container on Finsbury Avenue Square but Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist, adding meat and vegetarian options to the menu. When he first started back in 2015, founder Fabian Clark discovered that Britain exported approximately 80 per cent of its crab to the rest of Europe and Asia. In an attempt to change perceptions of fish as an expensive luxury, dishes on the reasonably priced menu at this 50-seat restaurant include bacon and scallop muffin, trout poke and pork stuffed squid, all made with quality seafood from the coast of Britain. The team has included some of their much-loved, cult dishes - the Claw Crab Roll, Bacon & Scallop Muffin, and Claw's signature Lobster Roll. It's not just about fish, meat lovers are also catered for with pork stuffed squid and fried chicken and caviar, washed down with coastal cocktails, craft beer and soft drinks. 2018/01/12 Where:
Claw Carnaby, 21 Kingly Street London, W1B 5QB
Category: Fish and Seafood

Claw Carnaby, 21 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5QB

Tube: Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco PhotographyKettner's Townhouse, Room, copyright: Soho House
It popped up at London markets and in a shipping container on Finsbury Avenue Square but Claw Carnaby is the first bricks and mortar site for the seafood specialist, adding meat and vegetarian options to the menu. When he first started back in 2015, founder Fabian Clark discovered that Britain exported approximately 80 per cent of its crab to the rest of Europe and Asia. In an attempt to change perceptions of fish as an expensive luxury, dishes on the reasonably priced menu at this 50-seat restaurant include bacon and scallop muffin, trout poke and pork stuffed squid, all made with quality seafood from the coast of Britain. The team has included some of their much-loved, cult dishes - the Claw Crab Roll, Bacon & Scallop Muffin, and Claw's signature Lobster Roll. It's not just about fish, meat lovers are also catered for with pork stuffed squid and fried chicken and caviar, washed down with coastal cocktails, craft beer and soft drinks.
 
 
 

Greyhound Cafe

Opened January 2018

Greyhound Cafe Opened January 2018 Set over two floors Greyhound Cafe is a Bangkok style restaurant where decor takes inspiration from Thai grocery stores with bric-a-brac shelves and an oversized Sai fish trap hanging overhead. The Thai-meets-West interior is typical of the post-70s era. Downstairs, the basement dining room brings the Bangkok street scene indoors with corrugated metal-sheeted walls, mock folding tables, brightly coloured chairs and Thai 'Temple Fare' pendant lights. Contemporary, electronic and rare Thai playlists set the tone for the lively venue where diners can choose from dishes like 'Salmon in Hot Pursuit', a small platter of thinly sliced sashimi-grade salmon, and 'Complicated Noodle', DIY taco-like wrap. 2018/01/05 Where:
Greyhound Cafe, 37 Berners Street London, W1T 3NB
Category: Thai Cuisine

Greyhound Cafe, 37 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NB

Tube: Goodge Street Station, Oxford Circus Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco PhotographyKettner's Townhouse, Room, copyright: Soho House
Set over two floors Greyhound Cafe is a Bangkok style restaurant where decor takes inspiration from Thai grocery stores with bric-a-brac shelves and an oversized Sai fish trap hanging overhead. The Thai-meets-West interior is typical of the post-70s era. Downstairs, the basement dining room brings the Bangkok street scene indoors with corrugated metal-sheeted walls, mock folding tables, brightly coloured chairs and Thai 'Temple Fare' pendant lights. Contemporary, electronic and rare Thai playlists set the tone for the lively venue where diners can choose from dishes like 'Salmon in Hot Pursuit', a small platter of thinly sliced sashimi-grade salmon, and 'Complicated Noodle', DIY taco-like wrap.
 
 
 

Canary Wharf Crossrail Station

Opened 2nd January 2018

Canary Wharf Crossrail Station Opened 2nd January 2018 Canary Wharf Crossrail Station will be one of the largest Crossrail stations when trains start using the network in 2018 and the Canary Wharf site is the most progressed of Crossrail's 10 new stations. But three years before trains run through the station, the roof garden and first phase of the retail and leisure space will open in May 2015. Under a striking timber lattice roof designed by Foster + Partners sits the roof garden and a four storey, 115,000 square foot retail and leisure development including shops, bars, restaurants, and an Everyman Cinema. When Crossrail opens in 2018, the Canary Wharf Crossrail station is expected to be used by 25 million passengers every year who can take advantage of increased network capacity and reduced journey times across the city. 2018/1/2 Where:
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, West India Quay London, E14 5AB
Category: Railway Stations

Canary Wharf Crossrail Station, West India Quay, London, E14 5AB

Tube: Canary Wharf Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco PhotographyKettner's Townhouse, Room, copyright: Soho House
Canary Wharf Crossrail Station will be one of the largest Crossrail stations when trains start using the network in 2018 and the Canary Wharf site is the most progressed of Crossrail's 10 new stations. But three years before trains run through the station, the roof garden and first phase of the retail and leisure space will open in May 2015. Under a striking timber lattice roof designed by Foster + Partners sits the roof garden and a four storey, 115,000 square foot retail and leisure development including shops, bars, restaurants, and an Everyman Cinema. When Crossrail opens in 2018, the Canary Wharf Crossrail station is expected to be used by 25 million passengers every year who can take advantage of increased network capacity and reduced journey times across the city.
 
 
 
 

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

Opened 1st January 2018

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art Opened 1st January 2018 You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of Futurist works by Balla, Boccioni, Carra, Russolo and Severini. The collection, housed here since 1994, also includes figurative art created between 1890 and 1950 by artists such as Modigliani, Marino Marini, Giorgio Morandi and Giorgio de Chirico. Eric Estorick (1913-93), American sociologist and writer, began collecting works of art when he came to live in England after World War II. He had a number of Hollywood clients including Lauren Bacall, Burt Lancaster and Billy Wilder and in 1960 founded the Grosvenor Gallery in London. This Georgian villa also hosts temporary exhibitions, educational events and runs an art library. There is a well stocked gallery shop, while the garden caf is a great place for alfresco lunches in the summer. 2018/01/1 Where:
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square London, N1 2AN
Category: Art Galleries

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, 39a Canonbury Square, London, N1 2AN

Tube: Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
Soren JessenTom BrownThe Petersham, Petersham Nurseries Covent GardenLina Stores - 51 Greek Street Head Chef Masha RenerVIVI exteriorChef Adam EnglandDavide Pastorino and Andy Wells - Press Coffeephoto: Jeff Eden @RBG Kewphoto: Hugh JohnsonTom Oldroydarchitect: SimpsonHaugh, photo: St.George PlcRok co-founders Charles Bakker, Frida Lindmark and Matt YoungManhattan Loft Gardens - by Manhattan Loft CorporationOllie Dabbousphoto: Pasco PhotographyQueen Elizabeth Hall. Photo: Morley Von SternbergOwner and Sommelier Ed ThawTomos ParryCrispy aubergine soft cheese and coriander dressingChef Bryn Williams at Somerset House, photo: Steven JoyceCanopy by Hilton LondonTearoom stairsFeast Canteen, photo: Pasco PhotographyKettner's Townhouse, Room, copyright: Soho House
You'll find a spectacular collection of paintings and sculpture by 20th century Italian artists at the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, with a core of Futurist works by Balla, Boccioni, Carra, Russolo and Severini. The collection, housed here since 1994, also includes figurative art created between 1890 and 1950 by artists such as Modigliani, Marino Marini, Giorgio Morandi and Giorgio de Chirico. Eric Estorick (1913-93), American sociologist and writer, began collecting works of art when he came to live in England after World War II. He had a number of Hollywood clients including Lauren Bacall, Burt Lancaster and Billy Wilder and in 1960 founded the Grosvenor Gallery in London. This Georgian villa also hosts temporary exhibitions, educational events and runs an art library. There is a well stocked gallery shop, while the garden caf is a great place for alfresco lunches in the summer.
 
 
 

One Blackfriars, Marriott Autograph Collection

Opened 1st January 2018

One Blackfriars, Marriott Autograph Collection Opened 1st January 2018 Within a low-rise building at the base of the imposing 52-storey One Blackfriars tower, the Marriott Autograph Collection hotel stands at a comparatively small six storeys. The boutique-style 4 star hotel is run by US based Amerimar Enterprises - which already operates the St Ermin's Hotel at St James's Park. Like its towering, curvaceous neighbour - the shape of which was inspired by the 1952 Lansetti II vase by Timo Sarpaneva - 161-room hotel has been designed by Ian Simpson Architects, the architects behind much of Manchester's regeneration who are most famous for the Beetham Tower, the city's only skyscraper. Run by Amerimar under a franchise with Autograph Collection by Marriott, the South Bank hotel has three restaurant and bar offerings including a double height bistro restaurant as well as a lounge, conference facilities, gym, spa and to top it all off, a rooftop terrace. 2018/01/1 Where:
One Blackfriars, Marriott Autograph Collection, Blackfriars Road London, SE1 9UF
Category: New Hotels

One Blackfriars, Marriott Autograph Collection, Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9UF

Tube: Blackfriars Underground Station, Southwark Station

 
 
Within a low-rise building at the base of the imposing 52-storey One Blackfriars tower, the Marriott Autograph Collection hotel stands at a comparatively small six storeys. The boutique-style 4 star hotel is run by US based Amerimar Enterprises - which already operates the St Ermin's Hotel at St James's Park. Like its towering, curvaceous neighbour - the shape of which was inspired by the 1952 Lansetti II vase by Timo Sarpaneva - 161-room hotel has been designed by Ian Simpson Architects, the architects behind much of Manchester's regeneration who are most famous for the Beetham Tower, the city's only skyscraper. Run by Amerimar under a franchise with Autograph Collection by Marriott, the South Bank hotel has three restaurant and bar offerings including a double height bistro restaurant as well as a lounge, conference facilities, gym, spa and to top it all off, a rooftop terrace.
 
 
 

Ooh-La-La!

Opened 1st January 2018

Ooh-La-La! Opened 1st January 2018 Second-hand 2018/01/01 Where:
Ooh-La-La!, 147 Holloway Road London, N7 8LX
Category:

Ooh-La-La!, 147 Holloway Road, , London, N7 8LX

Tube: Holloway Road Station, Highbury & Islington Station

 
 
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