Macellaio RC Clapham
What we know: After the success of Roberto Costa’s, Macellaio RC in South Kensington, Exmouth Market and Union Street they will be opening a fourth restaurant in Clapham this July. After the first opening in 2012, Roberto Costa has developed a bespoke wine menu created by some of best Italian winemakers in the country. Unlike the other restaurants, the Clapham branch will combine restaurant and butcher with their famous Fassona beef dry-aged on site. The meat will be dry aged for 5-7 weeks and is sourced from Piedmont in Italy. The 60 seat space will be open daily from 12-11.30pm.
When: July 21st
Mint Gun Club
What we know: The Mint Gun Club is a local Tea House, Bar and Delicatessen from renowned bartender and drinks expert, Richard Hunt. The Mint Gun Club will specialise in delicious apéritifs, globally-inspired cocktails, fine teas and an array of exotic delicacies.
Where: 4a Brooke Road, London N16 7LS, United Kingdom
When: July 21st
What we know: Entrepreneur, Rami Fustok, will be opening The Mandrake a boutique hotel in Fitzrovia in September. There will also be a restaurant from the team behind Hong Kong’s Serge et le Phoque. The interiors have been designed by Tala Fustok, with the vast array of hotel artwork will include pieces by: Francesco Clemente, Jonas Burgert and Peter-John de Villiers. The Mandrake will consist of 34 bedrooms with three luxury suites and a dramatic penthouse.
Where: Bloomsbury and Fitzrovia
Royal Lancaster London
What we know: Lancaster London on the boundary of London’s Hyde Park will complete its £80 million renovations by September 2017. The hotel will relaunch as Royal Lancaster London, in time for the 50th Anniversary. The transformation of this mid-century icon will make it one of London’s most notable launches in 2017. Refurbishment works encompass the entire hotel, including 411 bedrooms and suites and a complete lobby design which will create a series of individual spaces, including a new bar. Studio Proof is overseeing the design work.
Where: Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY
What we know: Irene Margariti and Yannis Theodorakakos are set to open Athenian restaurant, Sulvaki, this July. Executive Chefs Alfred Prasad and Elias Mamalakis will be serving traditional Athenian dishes including their signature Sulvaki cooked over hot coals and small plates.
Where: Brick Lane
When: July 27th
Long Arm Pub and Brewery
What we know: ETM founders and brothers, Tom and Ed Martin, will be opening the doors to Long Arm Brewing Company. The soft launch will also include a special discount off of food and drink until 16th July.
Where: East London
When: July 12th
What we know: With award winning restaurants in New Delhi and New York, Indian Accent are opening their third restaurant in London. It has featured in the top 50 of the world’s best restaurants in 2015, 2016 and 2017. It has also been voted No.1 Restaurant in India in all cuisines for 2014, 2015 & 2016 by Trip Advisor.
Simpson’s in the Strand
What we know: Simpson’s in the Strand is officially re-opening on 10th July. The historic building has been around since 1828 and welcomes their new head chef William Hemming.
Where: Covent Garden
When: July 10th
What we know: After the success of their first opening, Breddos will be opening their second site in Carnaby. There will be great tacos plus a margarita bar and churros ice-cream sandwiches.
Where: Clerkenwell and Farringdon
What we know: The opening of Tuyo will take place on 17th July and will feature Spanish inspired Mediterranean and Levantine small plates with a Turkish influence. This restaurant will be part of the family owned Gallipoli group with former chef at Salt Yard, Ricardo Pimental.
Where: East London
When: July 17th
What we know: Opening on Regent Street, The Wigmore is the work of The Langham, London and the team behind Artesian. Taking inspiration from the great British public houses of the past, The Wigmore is set to have a luxury accent and a continental feel whilst still reflecting the history of the British tavern. Michel Roux Jr is behind the food, whilst the design is down to Martin Brudnizki.
Where: 13 Langham Place, Upper Regent Street, W1B 1JA
When: July 20th
What we know: Following on from temper in Soho, barbeque expert, Neil Rankin and his business partner and Managing Director Sam Lee are opening their second site in the City this summer, which will specialise in gin, New World wines and curry cooked on their signature open fire pit. The menu will change regularly and will include the likes of mutton rolls; lamb scotch bonnet vindaloo; meatball marrow masala and crispy egg with katsu.
Where: 2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, EC2R 7HJ
When: July 24th