An exciting array of restaurants are set to arrive on the scene this month, from a new cosy neighbourhood Italian joint to London’s hottest hotel opening so far this year.
Whether you’re searching for a new date night destination or somewhere to show off to your mum this Mother’s Day, read on to learn more about this month’s restaurant openings.
Goddard & Gibbs
New to Shoreditch High Street, Goddard & Gibbs is a brand new seafood restaurant inspired by the fishing villages and seaside towns along the East coast of England. The restaurant will champion the best of British seafood, focusing strongly on ethical sourced produce and using local suppliers from around the country.
The restaurant, led by head chef Tom Moore, will offer a menu of classics and an extensive raw bar, and will evoke memories of childhood trips to the seaside. There’ll also be The Wine Bar, a space bursting with natural light and perfect spot for people watching over the high street.
Goddard & Gibbs is the exciting eatery located in One Hundred Shoreditch, the new hotel from Lore Group, the team behind Sea Containers London. Housing 258 luxury bedrooms and suites, expect to also find Seed Library – a laid-back bar from Mr Lyan, as well as The Rooftop and The Lobby Bar. This huge new hotel opening is a really exciting one – and we cannot wait to venture in to check it all out!
The Arber Garden
From the creative team behind The Lighterman and The Broadcaster comes The Arber Garden, a brand new public house with a botanical themed gin bar and urban oasis garden terrace. Just from that lead-in alone, this place sounds pretty special, and you can trust us when we say it is.
Adjoining the Fitzrovia Chapel, this new drinking and dining spot is inspired by the botanist and philosopher, Agnes Arber. The space nods to Arber throughout, adorning the walls with floral prints, potted plants and dried flowers.
On the menu, expect a new take on British classics, from a decadent brunch menu and hearty Sunday roasts to flatbreads made in their wood oven. The space will be stocked with all of the best local and international gins, and offer a range of tempting cocktails. The one to watch being the Martini by the Sea, an oyster shell infused gin.
Opening Date: 09.03.2022
Where: 1 Pearson Square, Fitzrovia, W1W 7EY
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Popular Eastern Mediterranean all-day restaurant, Brother Marcus, will be opening its third restaurant in Borough Yards this March. This new venture will merge co-founder Tasos’ traditional family recipes with Brother Marcus’ fresh and seasonal approach to bring a refreshing new culinary take.
Bought direct from the market, expect dishes to be made with the freshest of ingredients, from sweet potato fritters and shakshuka to scallops with anchovy butter, coriander cream and crispy capers. There’ll also be an extensive wine list, focusing on Greek and European countries, as well as cocktails.
As interiors go, you’ll find an open kitchen with a robata grill taking centre stage, surrounded by stone washed walls, terracotta tiles and hanging plants.
Opening Date: 07.03.2022
Where: 1 Dirty Lane, Borough Yards, SE1 9PA
Bar + Block Hammersmith/Paddington
As if one restaurant opening wasn’t enough, Bar + Block will be opening two in the space of a week! Earlier this week saw the popular steakhouse open its fifth London site in Hammersmith, arriving with its signature hand-cut steaks, juicy burgers and creative cocktails. Right now, they have an opening offer of 40% off the total food bill between 28th February – 10th April, available for pre-bookings for lunch and dinner. Book your spot here and quote code BJGUMXBC.
This March also sees the restaurant group open up a branch in Paddington! The restaurants are renowned for their steaks, whether you’re after a rump or ribeye, fillet or sirloin. Using British and Irish Angus breeds, each steak is matured for at least 30 days and hand cut to size to mirror your appetite, perfect for hungry diners.
Three Uncles Brixton
Following three years of takeaway trading, London’s popular Hong Kong-style Siu Mei masters, Three Uncles, is opening its first brick and mortar restaurant. Opening this month, this Brixton Village restaurant will be taking over the former Tiger and Pig site, offering an exciting menu of house-roasted and chopped-to-order Cantonese meats.
Dine on exciting sharing plates of Uncle Mo’s Three Treasures – a selection of Cantonese roast duck, crispy pork belly and char siu pork; typhoon shelter prawns; and lotus leaf rice with Chinese sausage. There’ll also be the opportunity to sample their roast duck and char siu lai fun noodle soup, a Hong Kong favourite rarely seen in the UK.
Expect the style, design, food and culture of Lisbon to be captured between four walls by London-based Portuguese chef, Nuno Mendes and his new restaurant, LISBOETA. Opening on Charlotte Street this month, the restaurant will shine a light on Lisbon’s vibrant food and drink scene.
Lisboeta – which literally means ‘a person from Lisbon’ – will offer guests the chance to dine like a true Lisboeta, delighting in traditional and non-traditional ‘petiscos’ (little plates of this and that) and Portuguese wine.
Set across three floors, the ground floor will be inspired by cafe culture, featuring a long, seated bar built from repurposed tram wood and limestone sourced from Lisbon, while upstairs will be a dining room with banquette seating. Launching later in the year will be The Adega, a unique space overlooking the glass fronted kitchen and extensive wine cellar in the basement.
Opening Date: 21.03.2022
Where: 30 Charlotte Street, W1
A new floating restaurant is set to moor its way to Regent’s Canal. Set up by brothers Fin and Lorcan Spiteri, Caravel is a brand new restaurant and bar that’s housed on a converted barge.
The floating restaurant’s menu will be concise and simple, highlighting the best of each season’s ingredients. Expect dishes such as sesame prawn toast with spiced tartare; confit duck rissoles; and violet artichoke with kohlrabi. As well as British, Italian and French classics, such as white crab tagliatelle with fennel and garlic; and roast hake with confit potatoes and curry sauce.
Drinks haven’t been forgotten either. Fin has created an exciting cocktail menu, featuring a zingy blood orange Margarita made with agave and blood orange syrup.
An exciting new opening for plant-based Londoners, Facing Heaven is a new venture from the founder and culinary mind of Mao Chow. Julian Denis will draw on his personal experiences, from discovering vegan cooking through the Los Angeles punk rock scene to learning the ins and outs of traditional Chinese cooking in New York.
The new restaurant Facing Heaven, named after the potent Sichuanese chilli, will bring an elevated take on Mao Chow’s staple Chinese flavours, coupled with Denis’ American upbringing.
The focus will be on sharing plates and feasting-style family dining, centred around seasonal veggies, spices and chilli. Expect a menu filled to the brim with Macau style baked pork chop rice, a vegan take on the casserole-style dish. As well as spicy twice fried Jerusalem artichokes; whole sizzling aubergine; stir fried blood sausage with lacto chilli and fresh garlic. Finish off the meal with their retro-inspired dessert menu, including the malta caramel and strawberry powder ice cream sundae – yum.
Opening Date: 11.03.2022
Where: 1A Bayford Street, E8 3SE
Anyone who’s a regular at Harvey Nichols will already know about the success of their on-site Indian, Madhu’s Brasserie. This month sees the team behind the restaurant open up another venue in Richmond.
Opening on Sheen Road, the restaurant will bring its sophisticated, modern take on traditional Indian cuisine to the table. Paying homage to history, the menu will feature toasted wraps served warm in a soft roomali roya or tandoori naan, featuring fillings such as chilli chicken, marinated paneer and minced lamb. As well as robata dishes of tender butterfly king prawns; masala fish; and chicken biryani.
Opening Date: Late 03.2022
Where: 106 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1UR
Bringing Londoners a sunny slice of Italy is Noci, a brand new neighbourhood pasta restaurant opening in Islington. The restaurant is the brainchild of Louis Korovilas, formerly of Locatelli and Bancone, and will be inspired by his rich travels across Italy and its signature regional specialities.
Think dishes such as fried parels of leek, taleggio, gorgonzola and walnut; fried squid and mussels with nori and bagna cauda; a classic Neapolitian Genovese ragu; and Gnocchetti, a small pasta reminiscent of its namesake potato dumpling, will be served with confit tomato and smoked ricotta.