New Restaurant Openings July 2017

As far as openings go, it’s been a quieter than normal month in London. But what’s lacking in volume is certainly made up by flavour and fun! From seafood havens to chicken that’ll knock your socks off, there are some great additions to London’s foodie scene this month. 

The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen

If you’re looking for the freshest seafood in town, this is the place to be. With a menu that focuses on oysters (the clue is in the name) and seafood brought in daily, you can’t go wrong at The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen.

With seven different oyster varieties including Colchester, Fal Native, Maldon, Menai, Dorset Rocks, Porthilly Rocks and Maldon Kumomoto, you’re sure to take your taste buds on an adventure of the sea.

We also love that you can hire your very own Oystermen team to serve up these little morsels of heaven at your private events. Nothing says summer like fresh oysters and a glass of crisp white wine. Mmmmm!


A new addition to Baker Street in Soho, Chik’n serves up next level fried chicken. How do they create this superior version of the bird? Well they focus heavily on sustainability and the welfare of their chickens is paramount. They also aim to make their fried chicken as healthy as it can possibly be by frying it in British rapeseed oil which has zero trans fats and 10 times more Omega 3 than olive oil. And if that doesn’t impress you, surely the fact that the restaurant is nearly entirely green must do? We can’t wait to tuck into one of these scrummy chicken treats.


This West African restaurant is a must for those who enjoy trying new flavours and exploring unusual ingredients – we are particularly intrigued by the Alligator Pepper which is sure to have a serious bite! It’s exciting to see African cuisine step away from street food and enter the fine dining realm.

The Wigmore

The Wigmore has been described as a new ‘modern British tavern’ and with Michel Roux Jr. overseeing the menu, we are very excited to give it a try. The menu offers a revival on classic British pub grub with dishes like a Masala spiced scotch-egg with ‘dahl’ relish and Paprika glazed beef short-rib, bone marrow and thyme crumb – there certainly isn’t anything boring about this menu. Set in an old banking hall, you can expect grand design but with a relaxed atmosphere, perfect for a business meeting, a mid-week lunch or a dinner with friends.

Fancy Crab

Love crab? Love Red King crab? Love Fancy Crab! Whether you like it steamed, grilled, tempura style, in a salad, soup or cake, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice at Fancy Crab.

For those who don’t know about the Red King Crab, it is caught in the cold, open waters of the Northern part of the Atlantic Ocean and are wild and never farmed. They’re also absolutely delicious!

Food aside, we are in love with the décor which boasts a huge crab mural and plush leather booth style seats which add to the classiness of this new opening.

Interested in working for a new opening in London?

We work with many of London’s finest new restaurant and bar openings and are always looking for talented chefs and front of staff who are interested in taking on a new challenge. If you’d like to speak to us about what hospitality jobs we have available, get in touch on 02079236021 or submit your CV.