Summertime is always a little bit quieter on the restaurant and bar front because everyone is busy holidaying in Santorini, hosting garden parties or generally just sticking their OOO on for three months. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t still packed with a few good openings to discover

We’ve scoured the streets to find the best restaurants and bars landing this month, from the new Californian-inspired brunch spot to the speakeasy bar everyone has been waiting for. Read on to find out the latest scoop…

Feels Like June

Want somewhere that’s summer all year round? While we can’t promise you sunny rays during all four seasons, this new Californian-inspired dining spot is the ultimate place for brunch and cocktails. 

Opening up in Canary Wharf’s new neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, restaurant Feels Like June is serving up Europe-meets-West Coast flavours. The new destination for brunch, expect the counters to be laden with fresh pastries, pastrami and mustard buns and glazed cinnamon buns, as well as serving up indulgent morning options. Think banana buttermilk pancakes piled with maple syrup, creme fraiche and macadamia nuts; breakfast burritos packed with potato, cheddar cheese, eggs, pico de gallo, avocado and salsa rojo; and more.

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Lunch will see small plates and larger dishes, including a twist on the usual US tater tots – it’s filled with a cacio e pepe filling and served with a pecorino aioli – yum. 

In the summer months, look to their balmy terrace perfect for sundowner moments and cocktails like the Rhubarb Cosmo and the PB&B made with peanut butter, bourbon, honey liqueur, bitters and orange.

Opening Date: 01.08.2022

Where: 15 Water Street, Canary Wharf, E14 9SB


Peggy Jean Barge

Brunch maestros, Daisy Green Collection have opened up a new restaurant this month and it’s docked in Richmond!

Taking over the former Jesus College Boat Race Barge, Peggy Jean has been given a new lease of life complete with Oxford College boat race charm and Aussie beach club vibes. 

For the sun lovers, sit atop the barge and soak up the last of the summer under the pink umbrellas and booth seating. Expect dishes to be cooked over an open flame, from fresh calamari to woodfired pizzas, and plenty of sustainably sourced seafood grilled. In true Daisy Green style, you can expect a lot of brunch dishes too, including their award-winning banana bread sarnie.

Opening Date: Open now!

Where: Riverside Richmond, Richmond, TW9 1TH


Lost Property Office

Looking for a secret drinking den away from the crowds? Introducing Lost Property Office, a brand new cocktail hideaway from the award-winning bartender Rich Woods. 

Nodding to the speakeasy era, this new bar can only be accessed through a secret door within BrewDog’s soon-to-open Waterloo venue. Hidden inside expect the intimate space to be filled with dim lighting, dark timber ceilings, cushioned booths and vintage film and music prints lining the walls. 

While on the cocktail front, an array of classic and signature cocktails will be available, from the Full Flex, made with bourbon, blended sweet vermouths, cacao butter, ancho chilli and grapefruit oils to Lagerita, a reformed margarita with Hopped Tapatio tequila, clarified lime, blood orange and bergamot topped with a beer cloud and micro flowers. 

Opening Date: 18.08.2022 

Where: Unit G, Waterloo Station, 01 The Sidings, London SE1 7BH



Chelsea’s Mriya is a brand new restaurant from Ukrainian chef Yurii Kovryzhenko and his partner Olga Tsybytovska. Mriya, meaning ‘dream’, will offer Londoners a taste of the country, telling stories through taste and comfort. 

Look forward to traditional dishes of borsch with porcini mushrooms and duck; chicken kyiv with mashed new potatoes and green peas; and zucchini pancakes with stracciatella and smoked trout.

Opening Date: 02.08.2022 



Granger & Co.

Bringing a sunny slice of Australia to London is Granger & Co. and their brand new opening in Marylebone. Renowned for its communal style dining, the restaurant will offer an all-day dining menu, ranging from Aussie breakfast favourites through to delicious light dining options for the evening. 

For those looking for a touch of nostalgia, look forward to their neapolitan slice – think layers of  sour cherry, chocolate and pistachio ice cream. The ultimate summer treat. 


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Opening Date: August 2022 

Where: 105 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, W1U 4RS



If you like your dining experiences with a side of every cuisine available, you’ll be glad to know that a brand new food market is set to open this month in Islington. 

Brought to us from the team behind Brighton’s Shelter Hall, this new venue lands on Islington’s Upper Street, and will be home to an exciting roster of culinary options from independent restaurants and vendors. 

Look forward to modern Korean bites from Tiger and Rabbit; Mediterranean flavours from Big Has; West African ingredients from Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen; and classic cafe grub from Norman’s.

Opening Date: 11.08.2022

Where: 77 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0NU


Mother Clucker

Looking for somewhere a bit more casual, that still serves delicious food? The recently opened Mother Clucker in Islington is the place for you.

Ideally located close to Angel station, the restaurant is a true haven of tasty chicken. Mother Clucker previously toured places as a pop up, with Southbank, Backyard Cinema and Peckham Springs being amongst the stops. Serving up delights like Smoking BBQ chicken burgers, Cluckin Hot wraps and mouthwatering Oreo Ice Cream covered waffles, this is the place to go for seriously good fast food. There’s a vegan menu too, and everything is easy to order and tuck in to. It’s like a cross between Nandos and Five Guys.


WHERE: 30 Upper Street, Islington, N1 0PN


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