June Openings: 11 New Restaurants To Book This Month

By Lottie Woodrow | 27th June 2023
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From the National Portrait Gallery’s new trendy cocktail bar to Notting Hill’s Empire Empire, the new restaurant from the team behind Gunpowder, there are so many new foodie spots we’re excited to check into this month. 

Whether you’re looking for a new date night destination or just love hearing about the hottest launches, these are the restaurants to bookmark this June. 

New Restaurants Opening In June, From Empire Empire To Larry’s

Kaleido Rolls

On the hunt for a new lunch spot? Opening at 10 Kingly Street on Tuesday 27th June will be Kaleido Rolls, the healthy salad roll bar renowned for their healthy and nutritious options. It’s the brand’s first ever on-site rolling station where the rolls are being prepared fresh in the morning and throughout the day. The brand will be bringing its famed rice paper rolls, complete with ten delicious flavour combinations, from parma ham and melon to chicken caesar, tuna and pickles to roasted aubergine. Made fresh daily using natural ingredients, their rolls are packed with flavour and colour and are a light yet filling option perfect for a grab-and-go lunch.

To celebrate the launch of their flagship restaurant, head down early as Kaleido Rolls will be handing over 100 free meals each with a box of five rolls to the first customers. If you can’t make it down early, fear not as all customers can look forward to 50% off on the first week of opening. Plus, everyday from 4pm you can satisfy your sweet tooth with Little Moons mochi, as well as pick up free rice paper sheets and instructions on how to create your own rolls at home.

Opening Date: 27.06.2023

Where: 10 Kingly Street, W1B 5JP 

Website: www.kaleidorolls.com


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For London’s coolest new hideout, let us introduce you to Larry’s, the latest venture from the Daisy Green Collection. Hidden away in the underground vaults of the National Portrait Gallery, the space has been utterly transformed, while still keeping its structural quirks. 

Once built as coal storage in 1896, the space is now adorned with over 100 portraits handpicked from the National Portrait Gallery’s archive, all celebrating West End icons across theatre, film, music and dance. Expect to see everything from the Hellraisers and the 80s Blitz kids to Amy Winehouse and Elton John. 

Slotted against the exposed brick walls, the space is filled with handcrafted banquette seating and intimate booths in oxblood red and turquoise hues with Missoni velvet detailing. Pull up a pew at the wood-panelled, marble-topped bar or settle into the night in a cosy booth, sipping on the cocktail bar’s signature serves. On the food front, the menu star is Larry’s lobster roll served in a buttery brioche bun with lashings of Exmoor caviar.

Opening Date: Now open

Where: National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE 

Website: www.daisygreenfood.com

Mallow Canary Wharf

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Mallow, the team behind Mildred’s, have opened up their second branch this month, following the success of their Borough Market outpost. 

The 100% plant-based restaurant focuses on bringing global flavours and cultures to the table. Open all day for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, the restaurant seats up to 150 covers with indoor and outdoor terrace seating. Expect Mallow’s signature style, complete with hand-painted floral murals, soft pink tones and low lighting. 

Hero dishes include the spinach dahi puri served with lime coconut sambol and blackcurrant tamarind chutney; whipped feta garden plate with cacao quinoa soil, kalamata crackers and olive caviar; and burnt aubergine muhammara borek with green tabbouleh, baba ganoush cream and ezme.

Opening Date: now open

Where: 12 Park Drive, E14 9ZW

Website: www.mallowlondon.com

Broken Eggs

Still dreaming of that Spanish tortilla from last summer and haven’t quite cracked how to make it? Fear not as we’ve found a new restaurant dedicated to the humble tortilla. Set up by brother and sister duo Gabriel and Marta, Broken Eggs will become London’s one-stop-shop for all things Spanish tortilla, transporting you to España in one bite. 

Opening up at Foley Street, the restaurant offers that home-like environment, drawing on its Mediterranean roots and culture. Expect authentic Spanish cuisine to be served up, using quality ingredients and flavours, from melt-in-the-middle tortillas to hand-carved Ibérico. 

Opening Date: now open

Where: 24-25 Foley Street, W1W 6DX 

Website: www.brokeneggs.co.uk


Tomos Parry and the team behind Brat are set to launch Mountain this July. Location on Beak Street, the wood grill and wine bar is inspired by Tomos’ favourite meals from travels across Spain. 

Vermouth made in Sicily will be poured from tap, alongside blood orange Garibaldis and spritzes, while the snack menu will feature two types of Sobrasada, sourced from an organic farm in Mallorca. Sharing dishes include pink bream served whole, split and roasted on the plancha, plates of wood-grilled lamb chops and whole Anglesey lobster.

Opening Date: early july

Where: 16-18 Beak Street, W1F 9RD 

Website: www.mountainbeakstreet.com

Little Kudu

Husband and wife duo Amy Corbin and Patrick Williams, the masterminds behind the Kudu Collective, have opened up their next venture.

Little Kudu is a South African-inspired tapas-style restaurant. Bringing his South African roots to the forefront will be chef patron Patrick Williams’ menu, featuring small plates of smoked peri-peri mussels; Braaibroodjie, a South African grilled cheese sarnie; and ham hock terrine with biltong scratchings.


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Opening Date: now open

Where: 133 Queen’s Road, SE15 2ND 

Website: www.kuducollective.com


Landing on Old Compton Street, Wonderland is your new answer to quality fast food. Offering a mixed menu of vegan and meat-based dishes, this new outpost has been set up by brothers Alex and Oliver Santoro.

Wonderland is a vibrant hideout, complete with quirky designs and interpretations of classic characters, from Alice in Wonderland to Pulp Fiction. 

Destined menu favourites include the Royale with Cheese Burger, a grass-fed smashed Aberdeen Angus beef patty topped with cheddar and smothered with homemade ‘Wonder Sauce’ on a brioche bun; or the plant-based alternative Wonder Burger.

Opening Date: now open

Where: 49 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HL 

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Lina Stores Clapham

Everyone’s favourite pistachio-hued restaurant is heading to Clapham this month. The 80-cover restaurant will serve up its signature antipasti, pasta dishes and dolci.

Head chef Masha Rener’s menu features montanara, lardo and tomato; grilled peppers, olives and anchovy bruschetta; spaghetti alla chitarra, grilled squid, chilli and agretti; and caramel gelato bigne with salted caramel and chocolate.


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Opening Date: 30.06.2023

Where: 22 The Pavement, SW4 0HY 

Website: www.linastores.co.uk


If you’re on the hunt for a new seafood staple, look to Kima, the new restaurant from the team behind OPSA, INO and Pittabun. Drawing inspiration from the Greek seas, the space will seat up to 30 covers, boasting a fresh fish counter displaying the catch of the day. 

Starters include charred langoustines, aromatic ceviche and tartars, alongside mains of fisherman’s pie made with octopus topped with fava puree au gratin and tuna t-bone steak.

Opening Date: 28.06.2023 

Where: 57 Paddington Street, W1U 4JA 

Website: www.kimarestaurant.com

Empire Empire

Notting Hill’s much anticipated Empire Empire landed this month, bringing to life the late 1970s Indian disco era. 

Brought to life by Harneet Baweja, the brains behind Gunpowder, Empire Empire has music and art at its core, from a Marshall jukebox and Bollywood bangers to vintage LP covers lining the walls. 

The restaurant’s menu features flavours from the old Pubjab Empire, from Bihar to Afghanistan. Think Lasooni tangdi kebab; chicken malai curry; and lobster dum biryani. 

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Opening Date: now open

Where: 16 All Saints Road, W11 1HH 

Website: www.gunpowderrestaurants.com

House of Ming

The latest restaurant to be housed in St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, is House of Ming. Celebrating Sichuan and Cantonese cuisine, the restaurant features an extensive dim sum offering, from fresh bamboo roll with seafood and golden mushroom to crispy taro and butternut squash. Designed for sharing, there’s plenty to look forward to including their signature stir-fried lobster with spring onion and ginger rice wince sauce; Peking duck served with shredded vegetables and pancakes; and flame grill quail. 

Opening Date: now open

Where: 54 Buckingham Gate, sw1e 6af

Website: www.tajhotels.com

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