What we know: The latest addition from bar and restaurant experts Drake & Morgan, the group behind nearby The Drift and other favourites including The Anthologist and The Folly, The Allegory will offer the perfect, all-day drinking and dining destination in the heart of the city.
Where: 1A Principal Place, Worship Street EC2A 2FA
When: October 16th 2017
The Botanist Sloane Square
What we know: The Botanist is reopening in Sloane Square this October, with an exciting launch night on the 12th of October. Tom and Ed Martin will be alongside new Executive Chef, Ameya Bhalekar, to celebrate the reopening, and the launch will feature champagne, cocktails and canapes, and an exclusive opportunity to view the fresh new look of The Botanist.
Where: The Botanist, Sloane Square, Sloane Square, London, United Kingdom
When: October 12th 2017
What we know: This autumn will see the opening in London of Yen, a successful Japanese restaurant from the St Germain de Prés area in Paris. With an understated and elegant interior, Yen will specialize in Soba, the buckwheat noodle variety, with a bespoke glass space for the twice-daily preparation of the noodles on show to all in the restaurant. Sushi, sashimi, tempura and other authentic Japanese dishes also feature on the menu, using UK produce of the highest quality.
Where: 190 Strand, 5 Arundel Street, WC2R 3DX
When: November 28th 2017
Mc & Sons
What we know: The family-owned Windmill Taverns company are opening a new site in south east London this Autumn, with the launch of Mc & Sons. Mc & Sons will be the first family opening in ten years, and will be bringing all the comfort of the traditional Irish pub to the heart of Southwark – as well as authentic Thai food. The Mc Elhinney’s are bringing the past into the present with their family-feel venue, with reclaimed furniture and recycled classic pub pieces, and a cosy hideaway snug that was historically the favoured spot of Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas. The Thai food will be in keeping with the family-run theme, with Head Chef Lailar, and wife of a Mc Elhinney son designing the menu.
When: October 19th 2017
What we know: Samyukta Nair and Rohit Ghai, Co-Founder and Executive Chef of Mayfair’s Jamavar, are launching their new restaurant, Dabbawala. Named after the institution of men who use Mumbai’s local railway to deliver home cooked meals across the city, the restaurant will pay homage to the culture and people. Rohit will be re-creating some of the city’s most loved dishes, alongside his own family recipes passed down by his mother. Seasonal offerings, inspired by Mumbai and the surrounding areas, will include Misal pav topped with potato salli, Kolhapuri spiced spit roasted chicken, Seabass and scallop Tawa Pulao, along with Kerala style ishtew with idiyappam and a sweet double ka meetha with tutti fruity masala milk and almonds.
Where: 29 Maddox Street, London, United Kingdom
When: November 2017
What we know: Following five years in Shoreditch and the successful launch of Boxpark Croydon in 2016, Boxpark is launching Boxpark Wembley, opening in late 2018 in Wembley Park. The pop-up mall will have a new and bespoke building design, and will be a unique cultural and dining destination with 29 units held by established and independent food operators. Boxpark Wembley will also be a cultural hub, offering a programme of over 200 events throughout the year.
Grab-And-Go Sushi at Inigo
What we know: Soho is being treated to Inigo this Autumn, a brand new sushi hand roll concept. Inigo is set to open in October on Soho’s Great Windmill Street, bringing a range of Japanese-inspired sushi hand rolls combining the traditions of sushi with the portability of the sandwich. The menu will include a sustainably sourced Spicy Tuna Roll, ponzu-marinated tuna, baby gem lettuce, spicy mayo and crushed wasabi peas, as well veggie and vegan options such as the Miso Broccoli – tenderstem broccoli, cucumber, pickled daikon, miso puree and chives. Already a popular food concept in Australia, the sushi hand roll is set to take London by storm, and Inigo’s new venue promises to be beautifully crafted with a strong Japanese aesthetic, featuring a carefully crafted marble counter, where the hand rolls will be perfected.
When: October 2017
What we know: A more grown-up “all-day” version of Mahiki opens in Kensington (to replace Bodo’s Schloss) with a restaurant, cocktail bar and even quiet private dining rooms. The sister venue to the original Mayfair Mahiki will also have a Polynesian-themed restaurant inside called Pufferfish.
Where: 2A Kensington High St, Kensington W8 4PT
When: November 2nd 2017
The Watch House Holborn
What we know: The Watch House will be adding a third venue to its repertoire with the launch of its brand new Holborn location on Fetter Road. With coffee shops already open on Bermondsey Street and Tower Bridge, The Watch House’s new site will also offer an all-day eatery and after-work cocktail bar, serving up a delicious host of modern European tapas-style dishes. Opening ready for breakfast, diners can grab-and-go or hang around to enjoy the beautifully designed interior and enjoy The Watch House’s signature eggs benedict made using orange marmalade marinade – plus, from five o’clock the venue will transform into a cosy wine and cocktail bar serving tapas dishes.
Where: Fetter Lane, City of London, London, United Kingdom
When: September 25th 2017
What we know: Australian entrepreneur Jeremy Bliss and Charlie Hall of CODE Hospitality are bringing Inigo, a Japanese-inspired sushi grab and go kiosk, to the streets of Soho. Inigo hand rolls combine traditions of sushi with the portability of the sandwich to deliver a delicious, fresh sushi experience. The menu will include traditional Japanese flavours, such as the ‘Spicy Tuna’ hand roll (ponzu-marinated tuna, baby gem lettuce, spicy mayo and crushed wasabi peas), as well as unique takes on the hand roll with the ‘Poke Salmon’ (miso-cured salmon, avocado, macadamia nuts and pickled daikon). Vegetarian and vegan tastes are catered to with hand rolls such as the ‘Miso Broccoli’ (tenderstem broccoli, cucumber, pickled daikon, miso puree and chives). Consisting of six staple hand rolls plus rotating specials, Inigo will also offer breakfast, salads and daily soup specials.
Where: Inigo, Unit 1 Ham Yard, 33 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LR
When: October 11th 2017
What we know: Breddos of Clerkenwell have spread their wings and blessed us with a second venue – this time in Carnaby, Soho. With an official opening planned for 7th October, the new Breddos will be twice the size of the original taqueria, with a basement Mescal and Margarita bar so you can extend your visit from dinner time ’till late, seven days a week. Breddos fans can still expect all the favourites of the Clerkenwell venue – may the sea bass ceviche tostadas and masa fried chicken tacos continue – but with a new extended menu of dishes inspired by a recent trip through Yucatan, Oaxaca and Mexico City, including wood-grilled whole octopus with mole amarillo, and crispy pig’s head with burnt habanero.
Where: Kingly Street, Carnaby, London, United Kingdom
When: October 7th 2017
Mister Lasagna Victoria
What we know: Mister Lasagna’s fourth London restaurant opening will see their signature meals served daily with twenty four lasagne prepared fresh as well as Truffle lasagna, Chicken & Chorizo lasagna, Pumpkin & Blue Cheese lasagna, Asparagus lasagna, Nutella lasagna and much more.
Where: 326 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London
When: September 21st 2017