Amidst all of the Jubilee celebrations, June arrived and brought with it an exciting flurry of new restaurant openings landing this month!
From the playful Malaysian restaurant to know about to the new Greek arrival from the team behind Pachamama, here’s where to book this month.
Restaurant, bar and deli, Compton is the brand new Clerkenwell foodie venture everyone needs to try out. The restaurant will be pumping out Mediterranean inspired dishes, working with small-scale British suppliers to let the flavours come to life.
In the morning, expect the ovens to be firing out freshly baked goods, as well as stacks of pancakes, English muffins and scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Over at the Deli, your lunch break is about to be taken to new heights, with salt beef bagels, charcuterie and artisan coffee.
Through lunch and dinner, choose from small plates of Smoked Haddock Croquettes; BBQ Cornish Mussels with dashi broth, lovage and crispy shallots; or larger plates of hand rolled Pappardelle with asparagus, broad bean, fresh peas and ricotta; and the changing BBQ ‘catch of the day’.
Opening Date: 16.06.2022
Where: 47 St. John’s Square, Clerkenwell, EC1V 4JJ
Opening this June is Mambow, a brand new restaurant offering a playful approach to Malaysian cuisine. The restaurant, open from 1st June, will be placing an emphasis on sustainably sourced and local produce.
Expect menu highlights like a Hainanese chicken sando – poached and shredded chicken breast tossed in ginger and spring onion oil, kewpie mayo, chicken fat chilli vinegar, crispy fried onion and fresh cucumber; The M Wing, a brined and deep-fried chicken wing tossed in an anchovy sambal and served with lime; and a Nasi Lemak, served with a choice of chicken, jackfruit or fish curry.
Parrillan Borough Yards
This one opened last month but it’s too good not to raise some noise about it… Parrillan is the latest opening from the group behind Barrafina, serving up delicious Spanish fare.
The menu, created by Barrafina’s Chef Director, Angel Zapata Martin, will feature dishes such as Serviola esqueixada (taken from the verb ‘to tear’ in Catalan, this is a shredded salad with raw serviola); Milk fed lamb cutlets; and Wood roast shank of veal. There’ll also be an outdoor terrace with tabletop ‘parrilla’ grills, so you can enjoy tasty Spanish dishes over the coals.
Opening Date: Open Now!
Where: 4 Dirty Lane, SE1 9PA
Founded by restaurateurs Madina Kazhimova and Anna Dolgushina, Firebird is a brand new restaurant that celebrates the open flame, drawing on the simple Mediterranean approach of cooking. Expect a menu packed with grilled based dishes, as well as draft cocktails and wines from small producers across the continent.
The 46-cover space will feel as if you’ve stepped inside a Mediterranean restaurant, complete with terracotta flooring, exposed brick and cascading plants, reminiscent of coastal holidays.
On the menu, crafted by head chef Nikos Kontongiannatos, expect Greek influences. Think Tiger Prawns with tomatoes, white wine and herbs; Pork Belly with a piquant plum ketchup and crisp green salad; and hand-dived Scallops with truffle mash.
Opening Date: 07.06.2022
Where: 29 Poland Street, W1F 8QR
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A brand new Spanish wine bar from the team behind the likes of Barrafina and Parrillan, Bar Daskal will be the one to head to this summer.
The bar is named after the owners, Sam, Eddit and James Hart’s grandfather Vladimir Daskalof, an artist who was Paul Klee’s student, and draws a lot of inspiration from the family’s upbringing. The wine list has been created by the group’s wine buyer Rafa Martin and head of beverage Nick Jackson, pulling in staple bottles from Barrafina, as well as some new extensions to the range.
Cocktails will also be on offer, including the Clara, made with Estrella Galicia, grapefruit and lemon sherbet, offering a twist on a traditional serve to offer a frit, sugary finish.
Expect bar snacks galore, including cold tapas of olives, almonds and crisps, as well as gildas; Chorizo Ibérico; Salchichón Ibérico; Lomo doblado Ibérico; AA anchovies d’Escala; and Mojama (air dried tuna) with olive oil and hazelnuts.
Opening Date: 15.06.2022
Where: Borough Yards, SE1 9DG
The Little Scarlet Door
The Little Door Co. is expanding! Head over to Soho this month and you’ll find The Little Scarlet Door opening its doors with a bang.
The restaurant-bar will take interior notes from a New York-style apartment, with open plan spaces spread across two floors. Expect exposed brickwork, neon art and bold colours to become centrefold, finished with accents like board games, vinyl records and even the odd shower cap or two…
The bar will be pumping out a selection of cocktails and sharing punches for those looking to party, from the Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, made with Mirabeau Pink Gin, pink peppercorn and rose, to the Last Days of Disco, a blend of Appleton 8, Bacardi 8, apricot, pomegranate and grapefruit. Plus plenty of sharing party nibbles for all to enjoy.
From 20th – 26th June, pre-booked parties can look forward to 50% off all food and drink!
Opening Date: 20.06.2022
Where: 12-13 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DL
Cord by Cordon Bleu
Le Cordon Bleu, the leading global network of culinary and hospitality management institutes, will be taking their offering to new heights by launching their first dining concept in London. CORD by Le Cordon Bleu will be part of a unique offering all under one roof. Think a fine dining restaurant, a café and an outpost to the London Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute.
The restaurant will offer everything from daily a la carte to weekly changing set lunches and dinner tasting menus. Hero dishes from the set menu will include Handpicked crab meat, cucumber, rhubarb and radish marmalade with herb toast, brown crab dressing and watercress oil; marinated sea bream with corn guacamole and citrus, confit lemon, grilled corn and marjoram; and warm streamed Muscovado sponge with spiced cherries, fig leaf ice cream and green pistachio.
Opening Date: June 2022
Where: 85 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AE
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SHIOK!, pronounced ‘shook’, is a brand new Singapore influenced patisserie that’s landed at Pan Pacific London. Brought to us from the hotel’s acclaimed pastry chef Cherish Finden, this new venture will bring the traditional flavours of Finden’s childhood with her signature flare.
Expect innovative and imaginative indulgences, from a selection of petit gateaux featuring the Handbag, inspired by Finden’s mother always buying her mini handbags with classic flavours of lemon and raspberry compote, to the Chocolate TeaPot, influenced by the Chinese tradition of drinking from the smallest teapot which her grandfather always adhered to.
In the morning, head here for delicious polo buns – think sweet yet fluffy milk buns in flavours of coffee, pandan and summer berries.
The Riding House Bloomsbury
We may have waited a decade for its arrival but the time for the next iteration of Fitzrovia’s Riding House Cafe is finally here! Chef Partner Henry Omereye has led the creation of the all-day menus, featuring dishes inspired by the Caribbean, Nigeria and Japan.
Expect small plates of grilled flatbread with smoked cod roe, tomato and wasabi tobiko; caraway harissa chicken and cassava chips with fennel and cardamom gravy; teriyaki rabbit legs with shiitake mushroom, sweet potato champ and crispy kale; and miso grilled sea bass with nuoc cham and pickled cucumber.
Opening Date: 08.06.2022
Where: The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AF
The Black Sheep
The latest restaurant opening from the Gladwin Brothers will arrive this month. The bistro-style restaurant, named The Black Sheep, will take residence on Wimbledon’s High Street, offering Londoners the chance to sample some of the best wild and British produce.
Focusing on seasonality, chef patron Oliver Gladwin’s menu will pay tribute to its sister Local & Wild restaurants, featuring spring dishes such as Wye Valley grilled asparagus with crispy duck egg, roasted flaked almonds, pan-fried scallop, confit chicken wing, elderflower gel and sorrel; sweet cured confit hogget shoulder with foraged wild garlic, anchovies and white bean salsa; whole baked by megrim sole with nutty butter sauce; and English summer berry jelly with elderflower cream.
During the week, however, they’ll offer a plant led set menu, with the likes of grilled purple sprouting broccoli with goat’s curd, toasted sunflower seeds and honey dressing; and Jersey royal gnocchi with garden peas, mint gel, whey cheese and Nutbourne tomato.
OPENING DATE: 01.06.2022
WHERE: 67 HIGH STREET, WIMBLEDON, SW19 5EE
Those hunting for a new Italian joint to explore, look to Miscusi who will be opening its second London site this month. Located on Islington’s Upper Street, the restaurant will be kitted out with a karaoke machine and fun photo booth, bringing the flavours of Milan and Mediterranean flavours.
It’ll soon become the go-to pasta destination for families, couples and solo diners, featuring delicious pasta plates including the Pacchero Tricolore, a pistachio cream, burrata and tomato sauce; and house-favourites like the cacio pepe and shrimp tartare with Sicilian red shrimps.
Opening Date: 01.06.2022
Where: Wells House, 80 Upper Street, N1 0NU
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The group behind Pachamama is straying away from their Peruvian roots and are heading towards the land of the Greek myths with their brand new opening, Zēphyr.
Landing on Notting Hill’s Portobello Road this month, the restaurant will serve up the best of Greece, from traditional fare to authentic interiors. Expect delicious Greek cuisine, traditional sharing coal-grilled dishes and cocktails late into the night.
Opening Date: 15.06.2022
Where: 100 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W11 2QD