January Restaurant Openings – 2019

Where one door closes another restaurant opens. 2018 gave us some brilliant new restaurants and 2019 is looking even more exciting. What better way to kill those January blues than by exploring the newest London restaurants and bars? Have a read of our top picks below and be sure to book a table to avoid disappointment!

MOIO

The debut restaurant from João Ferreira Pinto and Sommelier Carolina W Siebel who recently worked at the Michelin star restaurant – Portland. They have decided to branch out and collaborate, to create a modern European menu with fabulous wine pairing.

The Food

Menu

  • Portuguese Morcella with Smoked Plum
  • Celeriac Vichyssoise with Frozen Grapes
  • Fois Gras Terrine, Black Fig Jam, Pickled Crosnes
  • Veal Tartare Cured Egg Yolk, Nardin Emulsion, 48-month-old Ilha Cheese
  • Poached Hake, Chervil Root Vanilla Pure with Vegetable Seaweed
  • Azores Pineapple Carpaccio with Moscatel and Pink Pepper Sauce

Location: 188 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7JD

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Stem and Glory

Originally based in Cambridge, Stem and Glory is opening their first London restaurant. 2019 is the year of the Vegan and if you are trying Veganuary then this is a must visit. The menu ranges depending on the restaurant but is solely plant-based dining, replacing meat with pulses. Serving brunch, dinner, takeaways and even vegan wine and cocktails, Stem and Glory certainly has a plethora of healthy options.

The Food

Menu

  • Kimchi Pancakes – Daikon Pickle Salad, Dehydrated Black Olive Salt, Nasturtium Leaf and Jang Sauce
  • Tacos of Blue Corn with “Conchinita Pibil” – Pulled Jack Fruit Marinated in Achiote Sauce with Guajillo Chile and Bitter Orange Juice, Habanero Chile, Cinamon and Pickled Red Onion
  • Bao Burger – Vegan Pulled Vegan Oyster Mushroom and Jackfruit in a Homemade Bao Bun. Served with Daikon Pickle, Lime Mayonnaise and Pink Pepper Ketchup

Location: 60 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7BF

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Yeni

The chef behind Istanbul’s Yeni Lokanta restaurant will be opening his first London restaurant on the 21st of January. Yeni will be using ingredients from the British Isles and further afield to create a contemporary Anatolian cuisine.

Istanbul’s Yeni Lokanta has featured in the World’s 50 best restaurants Discovery series – and is definitely one to watch.

The Food

Civan Er will be offering dishes from his acclaimed Turkish site including, oven-roasted ribs with isot pepper on sourdough with cracked wheat, sour cherries and sumac molasses.

Location: 53-55 Beak St, London, W1F 9SH

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Kalifornia Kitchen

Like we said, it really is the year of the vegan, Kalifornia Kitchen is a pink themed plant-based restaurant with plenty of Instagram worthy foliage and neon lighting. It is a venture by Loui Blake (vegan influencer) serving everything from kombucha slaw to Cannabidiol lattes.

The Food

Menu

They serve food from 11 all the way through to 10 pm, including:

  • The burrito bowl – black beans, pico de gallo, sweet potato, cashew adobo and smoked paprika.
  • Aubergine Katsu Curryserved with flatbread.

Location: Fitzrovia, 19 Percy Street, W1T 1BZ

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F!lth

Celebrity chef Gizzi Erskine and nutritionist Rosemary Ferguson are adding to the vegan scene in Shoreditch. For 3 months their pop-up plant-based junk food restaurant will offer us healthy patties, jam-packed protein and nothing but sustainably sourced ingredients.

The Food

The signature F!lth burger features black beans, black quinoa, non-GMO soy mince and a mix of Unami paste, which is then topped with fried onions, beetroot ketchup and garlic aioli.

Gizzi includes all the extras when it comes to her burgers, including sweet potato fries sprinkled with the addictive seaweed miso dust.

If you have room, the drinks are likely to hit the spot too. F!lth serves thickly made, plant-based shakes made with Booja Booja ice cream.

Location: Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA

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Spiritland Royal Festival Hall

London’s multifunctional music venue Spiritlands launches their new restaurant in the Royal Festival Hall. They have appointed ‘Moondog’ as head chef, known for cooking up Mayfairs fierce dishes at the Providores & Tapa Room.

The Food

Menu

Expect an adventurous approach to your meal. Dishes include, Kimchi rosit with pulled pork; carrot m’hanncha, Sweet and sour pork belly with octopus and coconut. For breakfast, find yourself swapping a full English for a plate of grilled ham, duck egg and pink fir potato crisps.

When it comes to drinks the options are almost endless. Be sure to check out the ‘Milk Punch’ (cognac, apple, falernum, honey, nutmeg and cinnamon).

Location: Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, SE1 8XX

 

Imperial Treasure

This is a restaurant group with many Michelin Stars under their belt. Asia’s fine-dining destination has made it to St James’s place, the setting is very much on par with the food.

The Food

Menu

The main attraction is the roasted peking duck, sliced at the table with the usual accompanying sides. The rest of the menu features high-end Chinese classics, including baked crab and grilled silver cod. Wash these infused dishes with an Asian-inspired cocktail or rare whiskeys.

Location: 9 – 10 Waterloo Place, London, SW1Y 4BE

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