It’s the beginning of a new month which means it’s time to see what exciting new restaurants will be swinging open their doors for the first time.
July is (hopefully) set to see restrictions ease and we can finally get back to normality. And by the looks of the amount of exciting new restaurants opening up this month, it’s going to be a great month for celebrating the easing too.
From BAO’s new venture to the new American brunch venue to look out for, read on to find out the best restaurant openings for July.
While your dream city escape to New York might be off the cards this summer, get your American culinary fix at the Williamsburg favourite, Sunday in Brooklyn.
Founded by Todd Enany, Adam Landsman and chef Jaime Young, this new arrival of Sunday in Brooklyn is their first ever international location, and it’s set to open in London’s Notting Hill. The restaurant has become renowned for its American delights, colourful cocktails and bountiful brunch options, and is one of our favourite openings so far this year.
The restaurant will feature tall, wrap-around windows lighting up the room with natural light, and will serve up Notting Hill’s best selection of brunching options. Expect Sunday pancakes topped with hazelnut maple praline and brown butter; biscuits and gravy with poached eggs and spicy sambal; and cheddar scramble with house fries, toast and choice of side.
Opening Date: 22nd July
Where: 98 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RU
We’ve always got room for a pizza and when it’s from an acclaimed chef, you’ll find us ordering one of everything from the menu…
This month sees Treehouse London welcome Nancy Silverton’s Pizzeria Mozza. It’s the first UK restaurant from internationally celebrated Silverton, the co-owner of Pizzeria Mozza, Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza and chi SPACCA, as well as founder of the La Brea Bakery in LA.
The London pizzeria will focus on locally sourced, premium and seasonal ingredients, keeping in line with both Treehouse Hotel London and Nancy’s culinary ethos. Dishes will include salt cod fritti, celeriac, remoulade and horseradish; shrimp with melon, mint and chilli lime vinaigrette; and squash blossoms fritti with ricotta. As well as serving up some traditional and some a little more unconventional pizzas, including clams, red onion, garlic, parsley and pecorino romano, plus Nancy’s own take on a Hawaiian.
Opening Date: July 2021
Where: Treehouse Hotel London, 14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS
Big Mamma Group, the team behind Gloria and Circolo Popolare are set to open another Instagrammable restaurant this month and we couldn’t be more excited.
Originally due to open in June, Ave Mario’s opening date was pushed back until 2nd July. Taking inspiration from Italy, Ave Mario will boast three different settings, all which nod to a traditional osteria. Boasting 295 covers, you’ll want to start out by the two terraces and stroll into the dining room that’s home to skylights and enveloped in green and white Duomo-striped walls.
Following in its siblings footsteps, the bar will be lined with 3,500 bottles as a feature wall, which leads out into an indoor courtyard and another 36-seat outdoor terrace. Meanwhile downstairs will draw in the party goers as the dining area is home to a 70s luxe mirrored basement with lowered kitchen and counter-side dining, where you’ll see the chefs working their magic.
The menu has been crafted by Chef Andrea, the company’s youngest ever head chef at just 23, and will draw inspiration from all over Italy – think influences from Liguria, Venice and Milan.
OPENING DATE: 2ND JULY
WHERE: 15 HENRIETTA STREET, WC2E 8QG
Making its way to the ground floor of the iconic Department Store Studios, Bellefields is a new family-run restaurant and bar bringing the Mediterranean experience to London.
Filled with memories of Mediterranean holidays, from the Aegean and Balearic to the Levantine basin, the restaurant will feature a mix of light snacks, large plates and weekly specials created by head chef, James Mathieson. Dishes include grilled octopus, butter beans, spinach, pork souvlaki, tzatziki and pickles; linguine vongole, orecchiette, sprouting broccoli and lemon; and roast butternut squash, baba ganoush, pine nights and steak frites.
BAO Noodle Shop
The latest endeavour from London’s iconic BAO team is BAO Noodle Shop. Scheduled to open 6th July, the restaurant will be located on Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street and is set to be BAO’s first ever noodle shop, inspired by the beef noodle shops of Taiwan.
Their expert chefs will prepare fresh wheat noodles in house daily, using specialty flour imported from Taiwan to give them an extra bounce and structure, while there will also be new versions of BAO’s cult favourite buns. Expect a panko shrimp croquette BAO with sweet and sour sauce; an Iberico pork BAO with garlic mayo, black garlic sauce and shredded cabbage; and a sweetcorn congee BAO with spring onion tofu sauce and soy pickled chilli.
While the star of the show will, of course, be the simmering beef noodle soup, available in two versions. The first takes cues from a classic Taipei-style broth, rich in flavour and slow braised beef cheek and beef short rib, spiced beef butter and fermented greens. The second will be BAO’s own take on a Tainan-style broth. It’s lighter using imported 400 day-aged white soy and thin slices of rare poached rump cap.
Opening Date: 6th July
Where: 1 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E2 7DJ
Finding somewhere that’s elegant, intimate and perfect for a date night in the heart of the City isn’t the easiest. But thankfully this month sees that all change with the arrival of Oeno House, the premier London flagship commercial space from the fine wine investment company OenoGroup.
Run by an all-female led team, OenoHouse is set to be the place to go for fine wine, city vibes and a great atmosphere.
Located at The Royal Exchange, the fine wine boutique will be home to a private 12-person tasting room and outside alfresco terrace, and will house a regular rotation of pop-up appearances from some of the biggest names in the wine world, including Penfolds, Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, and Liber Pater.
Run by an all-female led team, Oeno House is set to be the place to go for fine wine, city vibes and a great atmosphere.
Opening Date: 13th July
Where: The Royal Exchange
Once the haunt where you’d be guaranteed to find an A-lister or two knocking around, The Ivy Collection is continuing on its rapid expansion with an exciting new arrival landing in Chelsea this summer.
The Ivy Chelsea will be opening its doors on King’s Road on 30th July, bringing with it a taste of pan-Asian cuisine. Menu highlights include salmon sashimi with spiced yuzu and avocado salsa; roasted half aromatic crispy duck; and hunan-spiced pork ribs with sesame and coriander.
On the interiors front, expect striking artworks, luscious Asian fabrics and bright wallpapers to be showcased throughout.
It’s always exciting when a renowned international chef opens up in London and this month is no different. This July sees chef Fernando Trocca bring the smells, tastes and flavours of Latin America to the heart of Soho, with the arrival of Sucre.
Taking cues from his Buenos Aires restaurant, Sucre will boast 123 covers and will bring the flavours of Latin American open fire techniques to life. Meanwhile downstairs will be Abajo, a bar that draws influences from the underground bars and clubs of 80s Buenos Aires, from Tato Giovanonni.
Opening Date: July 2021
Where: 47B Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JP