Mortimer House Kitchen
What we know: Located within Mortimer House, the soon-to-open private workspace and wellbeing destination, Mortimer House Kitchen will focus on providing fresh, sustainable and organic produce with an eclectic menu created by Head Chef Luca Unali. Open from breakfast through to dinner, the all-day menu will offer unconventional Mediterranean dishes with hints of Middle Eastern flavour. Alongside classic breakfast dishes, guests can enjoy house-made breakfast bowls, energy balls and gluten-free cookies, with a range of nut milks and house pressed juices. The breakfast menu’s avocado section features the likes of baked avocado with poached eggs and smoked salmon, and grilled halloumi with avocado on flaxseed bread. Throughout the day and evening, familiar dishes are given an unusual twist, such as charcoal cauliflower with garlic aioli, courgette spaghetti with pistachio pesto and smoked ricotta, and charcoal-grilled pluma Ibérico with smoked aubergine, tahini and zaatar. There will be a signature cocktail list as well as a range of organic and biodynamic wines from Europe and the Middle East.
Where: Mortimer House Kitchen, Mortimer Street, London W1T 3JH
When: November 13th 2017
What we know: Wapping will be home to E1, a cutting-edge, late-night venue that’s set to reawaken the city’s live electronic music scene. The brainchild of several industry veterans, E1 — a former factory currently home to Studio Spaces — will boast a wide-ranging international programme of live and electronic music, a painstakingly designed Funktion-One, and a blank-canvas events space for multidisciplinary arts performances. E1 London will open its doors as London’s newest nightclub on New Year’s Eve with a 27-hour party.
Where: E1 London, 110 Pennington Street, London E1W 2BB
When: December 31st 2017
La Tagliata Italian Kitchen
What we know: Carlo Palumbo and Lorenzo Boldi, owners of La Tagliata Italian Kitchen in Spitalfields, are opening a second restaurant in Fitzrovia this November. The 25-cover wine bar will have around 50 wines from both traditional and lesser known Italian producers, alongside small plates of pasta and pizza. The 60-cover restaurant will serve tagliata, a traditional Tuscan specialty, in addition to Italian classics like le melanzane alla parmigiana, i gamberi alla Fra’Diavolo (spicy king prawns with tomato lobster sauce) and a further selection of pasta, including Head Chef Antonio Tonelli’s take on crab linguine. Prior to the opening, there will be a soft launch with 50% off food from 1st – 5th November.
Where: 45 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DQ, United Kingdom
When: November 6th 2017
Homeslice at Bloomberg Arcade
What we know: Homeslice will be bringing their seasonal 20” pizzas to the City of London with their fourth site, opening this month at Bloomberg Arcade. Pizzas are available whole or by the slice, to eat in or to go. The menu offers classics like margherita and salami, rocket & parmesan, as well as innovative combinations such as lamb shoulder, savoy cabbage & sumac yoghurt, and kimchi, porcini cream & basil. For the soft launch, on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October, Homeslice are offering 50% off all pizzas. Along with seasonal cocktails, drinks include natural wines, frizzante prosecco on tap, locally sourced lager and a rotating selection of London craft beers.
Where: 69-71 Queen Street, London EC4R 1EE
When: October 16th 2017
What we know: Following temporary closure for a major refurbishment, Pascal Aussignac’s Michelin-starred Club Gascon will reopen with an extended kitchen, an opened up basement area and a new dining room featuring a semi-private dining space to accommodate up to 10 guests. The restaurant’s interiors will combine the elegant fine-dining environment of Club Gascon with a contemporary look and feel. The à la carte menu will now be dedicated respectively to the past, present and future of Club Gascon. The past section, Gascon, will feature Pascal’s classic dishes with a newly modern approach; the present, Season, will showcase the very best products following seasonality; and Garden represents the future, being more focused on vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes.
When: October 17th 2017
Yamagoya Opening On The Cut, Waterloo
What we know: London’s masters of tradition Japanese ramen, Yamagoya, are opening their first permanent site this October! After a smash-hit pop-up residency on Shaftesbury Avenue, Yamagoya are bringing their signature ramen to the Cut at Waterloo. Yamagoya is known for their handmade noodles and delicious broths, like the smoky tonkotsu or fiery tobanjan spiced broth, with Japanese Chashu pork belly or seared chicken- as well as the famous raindrop cake. A selection of Japanese drinks will also be available, including Pokka Melon Tea, Aloe Vera drink, Iced Green Tea and Sparkling Yuzu Juice – and of course, Shochikubai Gokai Nama Sake. Yamagoya is an authentic Japanese restaurant originating from humble beginnings in Fukuoka, Japan.
Where: 64 The Cut, SE1 8LZ
When: October 9th 2017
Koya at Bloomberg Arcade
What we know: John Devitt and Shuko Oda of Sanuki Ltd are to open their second site, Koya, at the new Bloomberg Arcade development in the City in November. Reflecting the spirit of udon noodle bar Koya in Soho, chef Shuko will develop a daily blackboard specials menu offering seasonal dishes. The all-day menu will feature a Japanese breakfast as well as lunch and dinner offerings.
Where: 10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4N 8AR
When: November 27th 2017
What we know: This month sees Caravan bring its well-travelled all-day dining, specialty coffee and brunch to the City, at the entrance of foodie hub Bloomberg Arcade. Inspired by a lifetime of travel, the new menu at Caravan City will combine signature favourites with new additions, including a new brunch menu and an ever-evolving cocktail list featuring the Coffee Negroni.
Where: 3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R, UK
When: October 16th 2017
Flour & Grape
What we know: Offering pasta, wine and gelato, Flour & Grape is bringing Londoners the best of Italian fare with its new restaurant on Bermondsey Street. Along with house-made pastas, unique antipasti (such as homemade ricotta with beetroot, or pork tenderloin with tonnato) and authentic gelati will be a great value wine list, as well as a pasta counter serving freshly made pasta and sauces to go. Eight house-made pastas will be available, including bucatini (tomato, capers, olives, basil), gigli (sausage ragu), sumptuous tortelloni (roasted pork shoulder, sage butter) and reginette (tiger prawn, prawn bisque, basil).
Where: 214 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
When: October 23rd 2017
Oxalis at The Sun & 13 Cantons
What we know: The Sun and 13 Cantons, Soho’s elegant restaurant and bar, has been restyled with all of its global influences in mind; it is home to a range of world beers, fantastic Indian cuisine, and a chic Parisian interior. The venue’s famous DJ sets mean The Sun and 13 Cantons remains Soho’s most vibrant bar, and Oxalis’s soft launch will see great food join the great music, with four days of cut-price food from Wednesday 4th of October until Saturday 7th of October.
Where: 21 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, W1F 9NG
When: October 9th 2017
Motu Indian Kitchen Swiss Cottage
What we know: Following the success of the first Motu site in Battersea in 2016 and subsequent openings across London, Motu Indian Kitchen is opening a new site in Swiss Cottage, bringing its British Indian takeaway classics plus some new Indo-Chinese specials north of the river. There will be exclusive new dishes alongside the usual a la carte selection, with Motu favourites such as ‘Tandoori Chicken Wings’ and ‘Lamb Shank Roganjosh’.
Where: Swiss Cottage
When: November 3rd 2017
Motu Indian Kitchen Islington
What we know: Following the success of the first Motu site in Battersea in 2016 and subsequent openings across London, Motu Indian Kitchen is opening a new site in Islington, bringing its British Indian takeaway classics plus some new Indo-Chinese specials north of the river. There will be exclusive new dishes alongside the usual a la carte selection, with Motu favourites such as ‘Tandoori Chicken Wings’ and ‘Lamb Shank Roganjosh’.
When: October 17th 2017