We’ve put together our illustrious list of London’s newest restaurant openings for the month of May. Let’s have a drum roll for the following please….
An exciting addition to the specialist barbeque scene is Inko Nito; a Japanese robatayaki (charcoal grilled) restaurant situated on Soho’s Broadwick Street. The robata grill dominates the room while the tables and chairs are positioned at different heights to give each guest their own unique perspective. Three of Inko Nito’s exceptionally tasty top dishes, which have a slight Korean influence include: ‘Beef cheek, spicy Korean miso, pickled daikon, butter lettuce’, ‘Bone marrow, smoked soy, garlic toast, shallot’ and ‘Cobia collar, brown butter ponzu, lemon’.
Fortunate for the brunch lovers, The Daisy Green Collection in Soho has just opened Scarlett Green on Noel Street. This Australian inspired restaurant will be serving up a daily (yes you heard that correctly, DAILY!) bottomless brunch, as well as, a few new dishes using seafood delivered by Looe market day boats. Live acoustic music will fill upstairs from 4pm and late-night DJ sets will have you dancing until the early hours. This place sounds festive!
Chef Mark Jarvis, owner of Anglo (Farringdon) and Neo Bistro (near Oxford Street) has recently opened his third restaurant, Stem. This new Mayfair restaurant is in a beautiful Grade-2 listed townhouse and seats 35 diners. The lower ground floor features a private chef’s table which seats 6. The seasonal British menu benefits from à la carte, tasting and set lunch menus which were all created by Mark and Sam Ashton-Booth (Anglo’s former Head Chef and winner of Meat vs Fish 2017). Stem will be serving up dishes such as ‘Cornish cod baked in lemon verbena, grelot onion, nasturtium and pear’, ‘Smoked chicken tortellini, leek hearts cooked in truffle butter’, ‘Halibut, confit celery, grapes and fish veloute’, ‘Aged sirloin of beef, pickled shiso, cucumber and bone marrow’. We can’t wait to visit this new little gem and fill our Instagram feeds with photos taken against their ‘living wall’ – a wall of magnificent plants.
In the heart of Mayfair, Babel House offers a modern take on the traditions of the Black Sea cuisine by serving up scrumptious food based on the 6 countries that surround it. With a contemporary twist on recipes, using only the highest quality seafood (delivered from Pryvoz market in Odessa), meats and fresh produce and recreating a gastronomically enhanced Black Sea culinary experience, this new restaurant is sure to get your taste buds going.
Holborn as a dining destination recently received an enhancement with the newly opened lavish boutique hotel, L’oscar. At the centre of the hotel is the lovingly restored octagonal 1903 glass-topped dome chapel which is home to the Baptist Grill. This 44-cover restaurant is under the expert guidance of renowned Michelin-starred chef, Tony Fleming. Using only the highest quality ingredients, Fleming’s classic British menu (with European influences) is freshly and simply prepared with creativity.
Former head chef of top Kensington French restaurant Racine, Henry Harris, has been busy opening his third gastropub, Hero of Maida. With tall windows, a stunningly ornate ceiling, and a collection of artworks, the dining room offers an à la carte menu with classic British and French influences created by Chef-Director Henry Harris and Head Chef Steve Collins. Daily-changing dishes might include grilled rabbit, mustard sauce and smoked bacon; ribeye steak, chips and bone marrow butter; or pan roast chicken, braised lettuce, morels and peas. On Sundays, you can tuck into a traditional roast, including beef, chicken or a seven-hour slow-roasted shoulder of lamb. We’re licking our lips already…
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