In this month’s new opening feature, we’ve looked at all of the hottest restaurant and bar openings landing this July. From Arcade Food Hall’s Battersea launch to the chef on a plant-based mission, these are ones to bookmark this month.
New Restaurants Opening In June, From Arcade Food Hall Battersea To Dovetale
Initially slated for July, Kima will finally open its door this July. The new seafood restaurant from the team behind OPSA, INO and Pittabun, the restaurant will draw inspiration from the Greek seas and seat up to 30 covers.
Expect a fresh fish counter displaying the catch of the day, with dishes such as 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: 25.07.2023
Where: 57 Paddington Street, W1U 4JA
Arcade Food Hall Battersea
This one has been months in the making but this July we finally see Arcade Food Hall Battersea open in the heart of the restored Battersea Power Station. Set to unveil seating for up to 500 guests, two bars, three restaurants and a private dining room, it’s quite the site.
There are a whole host of foodie outlets to look forward to, including fiery stir fries and salads at Phed Power; Cantonese comfort food from Siu Siu; Indian fast food from Hero; Japanese sushi bites at Sushi Kamon; Middle Eastern shawarma at Shatta & Toum; and Italian gelato from Leccami Gelato.
The three flagship restaurants include Manna, a US smash burger and fried chicken diner-style restaurant; grilled chicken and steak brand Solis; and everyone’s favourite Taiwanese specialists BAO. Joining them will be the two on-site bars. Tap Room will feature 32 taps focusing on cocktails and international and local beers, while ABC will serve up the world’s favourite cocktail classics.
Opening Date: July TBC
Where: Battersea Power Station
For a meal filled with theatrics, book in for Pavyllon, the newest addition to Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane’s ever-expanding dining experience. The hotel is calling it the “British expression of multi-starred French chef Yannick Alléno’s passion for life”, and we couldn’t agree more.
The menu will be rooted in French cuisine and techniques while celebrating seasonal British produce. Expect dishes such as not-so-classic prawn cocktail with fennel and cucumber with dill, trout roe and parmesan; roasted crown of pigeon and legs confit with wild dill purée, blackcurrant gel and gratinated foie gras toast; and spiced chocolate clover with roasted coffee ice cream and cardamom.
The latest plant-based restaurant to arrive on the scene comes from Alexis Gauthier, the Michelin-starred chef transforming the fine dining world for vegans. This July, his latest venture lands, combining mid-town New York vibes with West Coast tones.
The restaurant will bring vegetables to the forefront, with flavour influences from the Middle East, Israel, Mexico and Japan. Think crispy and spicy v-tuna rolls; Swiss chard pastis, a dish found on the shores of Marseille; and the pithivier d’ete, an indulgent ‘summer pie’ of wild mushrooms in a rich jus.
Opening Date: 03.07.2023
Where: BFI Building, 21 Stephen Street, W1S 1RQ
An intimate counter restaurant opening at 45 Park Lane, this is the first restaurant outside of Asia Pacific by omakase chef Shinji Kanesaka. Bringing his mastery of Edomae sushi to the table, expect up to 20 courses prepared using the finest seasonal ingredients. Accompany your experience with sake pairings, wine, beer or Japanese whiskies for the ultimate dining extravaganza.
The space is small but mighty, boasting a petite nine-person counter and a four-person counter within a private dining room.
The Portrait Restaurant
Irish chef and restaurateur Richard Corrigan is expanding his repertoire of restaurants this month, launching The Portrait Restaurant at the National Portrait Gallery.
Created in partnership with Searcys, the restaurant will pay homage to Corrigan’s culinary career, featuring classics and new favourites. Dishes will champion the best of British and Irish ingredients, featuring the likes of sweet and sour tomato scarpinocc, a new take on the vol-au-vent; clam ceviche; and poached pork with onion soubise and pickled cabbage.
Opening Date: 05.07.2023
Where: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE
Canary Wharf’s restaurant game is amping up, and the latest arrival is set to be Fish Game, the latest instalment from the team behind the Macellaio RC group.
As the name suggests, it’s a new fish restaurant featuring ultra-seasonal, sustainable British ingredients including game and fish, dishes will be cooked simply over ash and charcoal.
On the menu, expect rabbit croquettes with marjoram mayonnaise and lemon zest; crab and pork bao with curry sauce; wild trout on toast with cucumber; and sea bream butterfly with datterino tomato, taggiasca olives and pine nuts.
It’s the season of new gallery restaurants… and the next spot to add to your list when you want to get your culture fix is Corner at Tate Modern.
A new all-day café and bar, this will be the first spot ever where Londoners can get an evening cocktail on the riverside at the gallery. By day, the Corner will offer salads, sandwiches, treats and snacks, focusing on sustainably sourced ingredients. By night, you can sip into the evening on British-produced spirits and artist-inspired mixology.
Opening Date: 07.07.2023
Where: Level 1, Natalie Bell Building, Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG
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Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers doesn’t stop. Following his recent launch of Story Cellar, he’s set to open up his next venture at 1 Hotel Mayfair this month.
Rooted in seasonal, organic and locally sourced ingredients, look forward to an a la carte menu featuring reinvented classes cooked over the grill and a raw bar. There’ll also be a new signature cocktail bar, titled Dover Yard, perfect for late-night catch-ups.
Opening Date: 13.07.2023
Where:1 Dover Yard at 1 Hotel Mayfair, W1J 8DJ