The Alchemist, Embassy Gardens
What we know: It’s going to be a busy year for premium bar operators The Alchemist, as they announce that they will be opening up a fourth venue at Bevis Marks, St Martin’s Lane. The space will host 78 covers, theatre and immersive experiences in keeping to the theme of The Alchemist and areas for drinking and dining.
Where: Covent Garden
What we know: Chef Doug McMaster’s zero-waste restaurant concept Silo will be opening in London this September.
Crate Brewery, which operates in Hackney Wick’s White Building, launched a £500,000 crowdfunding campaign earlier this year to bring the until recently Brighton-based, sustainability-focused concept to the site.
Where: Central London
Yard Sale Pizza Hackney
What we know: Just over five years since first launching in Clapton, Yard Sale Pizza is heading to Hackney Road to open its fifth shop this September. Having built up a loyal neighbourhood following over the years from its Clapton, Finsbury Park, Walthamstow, and Leytonstone shops, the Hackney Road location will be Yard Sale’s biggest opening yet, a two floor space on one of east London’s most vibrant streets.
Where: 184 Hackney Road, Hackney E2 7QL
When: September 30th
What we know: Famed for its high-quality, fresh food, the menu at Sticks’n’Sushi is based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and grilled yakitori sticks, with a Nordic twist.
Already becoming a go-to name in Central London, Cambridge and Oxford for some of the UK’s best sushi and yakitori, the new restaurant’s menu features Sticks’n’Sushi’s signature dishes such as the Hell’s Kitchen maki with bubbly tempura shrimp and Japanese barbeque sauce and yakitori skewers including the Buta Yaki with organic, free-range pork from Denmark.
Where: 40 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9RQ
When: October 9th
No 35 Mackenzie Walk
What we know: Darwin & Wallace is set to open its eighth location, No 35 Mackenzie Walk, just a short walk from Canary Wharf tube station. With a large feature bar surrounded by feasting tables, bar-top seating and cosy lounge areas set with bespoke sofas and armchairs, No 35 Mackenzie Walk will be the perfect hideout for after-work drinks, lounging weekend breakfasts, and cosy get-togethers with friends.
Where: Canary Wharf
When: October 29th
Cahoots: The Ticket Hall & Control Room
What we know: The rumours are true! There’s a new Cahoots establishment on the way, opening this Autumn on Kingly Street, Carnaby. The new venue will be spanning two-storeys and has been converted into two distinct spaces, still very much with the underground theme. On the ground floor, the Scoundrels have taken over a vintage ticket hall, so expect to find phone booths, ticket machines, and schedules. While in the control room, you’ll be met with flashing red buttons, cogs whirring, live switchboards, and levers emerging from the walls.
When: November 7th
What we know: FAM is a cocktail hangout celebrating London’s drinks scene – now there’s a sentence everyone loves to hear! The venue is tucked behind Selfridges and has renowned Meg Miller shaking and stirring as a resident mixologist. Keeping it in the FAM, the term is short for family, and the bar will offer an eclectic range of food, cocktails and other yummy offerings.
Where: 31 Duke Street, W1U 1LG