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Happy March! Although the weather might fool you, it’s technically spring as of the 1st of March and we couldn’t be more excited. Mainly down to the fact that eight beautiful new restaurants are scheduled to land this month!

From sustainable eats to the rebirth of the marvellous Connaught Grill, here’s where you’ll find us eating this month:

The Connaught, Carlos Place, Mayfair, W1K 2AL

www.the-connaught.co.uk

The Connaught Grill

If you’re a hardened foodie, you’ll know how big this news is. 

Having successfully won the hearts of thousands of diners during its reign from 1955 – 2000, The Connaught Grill has reopened its doors and beloved fans couldn’t be more excited! Of course, there’s still nods to its legendary heritage, however the reopening thrusts its honour into the 21st century with contemporary interpretations in both design, thanks to its interiors by architect John Heah and wood artistry from Nakishima Woodworkers, and cuisine crafted by Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. 

If you’re a fan of open kitchens, you’ll delight by the site of the wood-burning grill and rotisserie helping to bring all of the kitchen’s theatrics to centre-stage. Think meat and fish grilled to perfection over British hardwood charcoal and burnt apple wood.

Six by NICO

With five venues dotted across Scotland and England, Six by NICO’s London venture sees them score a double hat-trick and after just one bite into their six-course dining experience you’ll see why it’s such a delight… 

Nico Simeone has crafted an establishment that’s well worth the praise. You’ll enter a culinary journey as you embark on their six-course tasting menu that’s been crafted to perfection. Don’t wait around for too long though as their menu changes every six weeks too.  

Their Edinburgh branch currently has a waiting list of up to eight weeks so we can be sure their London endeavour will surely follow suit. Book your table now to get a taste of their revolving menu.

33-41 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RR

www.sixbynico.co.uk

Bobo Social

You might remember Bobo Social for serving up stylish sharing plates and hearty mains from their previous joint on Charlotte Street, but Bobo Social is back with an even bigger venture for 2020. Launching in Elephant & Castle, Bobo Social will be bringing back their signature peanut butter burg for you meat lovers, chia seed falafels for you herbivores and devilish cocktails to add to your cocktail bucket list.

Bobo Social will be bringing back their signature peanut butter burg for you meat lovers

23 Sayer Street, Elephant & Castle, SE17 1FY

www.bobosocial.com

271 New Kings Road, Parsons Green, SW6 4RD

www.mycocotte.uk

Cocotte

Chicken is an ingredient that can go two ways: complete and utterly dry or succulent, juicy and delicious, and Cocotte has mastered the latter. 

Committed to the farm-to-table concept, Cocotte has become renowned for their fresh and farm-grown delights, and these foundations will be transposed at their latest outpost on New Kings Road too. Every cut is perfectly marinated for 24 hours in their special secret blend, before being cooked on the spit for you to enjoy. Paired alongside their trusty salads and you’re onto a real chicken-fuelled winner.

Club Mexicana 

It’s always a lovely moment when we hear about our favourite street food vendors embarking on a brand new journey at their first ever permanent restaurant, and that time has arrived for Club Mexicana and we couldn’t be more proud! 

If you haven’t already got your mitts on their street food offerings, expect to be munching your way through Mexican vegan delights. Think burritos bursting with all the usuals but in tasty vegan substitutes, soft tacos topped with coriander and lime and nacho bowls for days.

Kingly Court, Kingly Street, Soho, W1B 5PW

www.clubmexicana.com

Larry’s 

Larry’s is the New Yorkian diner you’d always dreamt of.

Drawing on the success of Salon and Levan, the wonder trio made up of Nicholas Balfe, Mark Gurney and Matt Bushnell have decided to set up shop in Peckham bringing with them fresh flaky pastries, deli-style sandwiches and sharing plates. 

Wondering where the name derives from? An old-school 70s dance music pioneer and DJ Larry Levan. Weird but we’re into it.

12-16 Blenheim Grove, SE15 4QL

www.larryspeckham.co.uk

Wildflower Restaurant

Wild flower; a flower of an uncultivated variety or a flower growing freely without human intervention. You might think this is just a ‘trusty’ old Google definition, and granted it is, but these values transpose into this new restaurant opening.

Tucked in Camden Market, Wildflower is a brand-new fine dining resto that embodies sustainability and ingredients in their most natural form. The restaurant comes as Irish chef Adrian Martin’s first solo adventure and values will draw on foods that are foraged, fished or naturally grown.

Their tasting menus sound simply divine. Expect to be munching your way through Jerusalem artichoke voluté, dry aged short rib of beef with truffle, wild mushrooms and lumper potato, and wild turbot with courgettes flower and sweet spicy broth. There’s also a vegan tasting menu too for you veggies.

Buck Street Market, Camden High Street, NW1 8QP

www.wildflowerrestaurant.co.uk

Fallow

We’re all for restaurants hopping on the sustainability bandwagon to help do their bit so we’re excited to give Fallow, the new sustainability focused four month restaurant residency, a try this month.

Co-owned by chefs Jack Croft and Will Murray, the 40-cover restaurant will comprise of a weekly changing menu that’s made up of light snacks, small plates and mains championing the finest sustainable produce and environmentally friendly methods too. Menu offerings include dishes such as corn ribs and chicken scratchings; leeks, hen of the woo, parmesan; salmon, horseradish, bone marrow and parsley.

10 Heddon Street, Mayfair, W1B 4BX

www.fallowrestaurant.com