New Restaurant & Bar Openings April 2017

The London foodie scene has had another busy month with nearly 20 new restaurants and bars opening in April. Fancy drinking cocktails in a cell or eating a prawn on the lawn? As always, London has it all!

It’s great to see some good old favourites popping up in different areas including Patty & Bun in Nottinghill and The Refinery New Street Square (another Drake & Morgan venture and sister site to Refinery CityPoint).

London’s new restaurant and bar openings in April 2017

We’re loving the quirkily named Trawler Trash for its focus on seasonal British produce and less well-known fish – we’re always up for trying new and different ingredients. In fact, it seems that seasonal ingredients and the support of British produce is a trend we are seeing a lot of at the moment.

7 other trends set to dominate the London foodie scene in 2017:

  • Hyper-regional food

Whether it’s a Mexican taco or a serving of Peruvian ceviche, authenticity is the name of the game this year.

  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Smoothies, exotic juices, homemade lemonades and bizarre hot drink flavours are set to hit menus in the Capital. We’ve already seen the rise of flavoured coffees such as beetroot and charcoal lattes and of course, the much loved, rainbow and unicorn inspired drinks.

  • Healthy eating

Already a trend we are seeing a lot of, particularly with vegetables taking centre stage on the plate rather than featuring as a side, we expect this trend to expand and also accommodate more dietary requirements such as gluten, dairy and sugar free.

  • No waste ethos

Nose to tail cooking and using every element of an ingredient to minimise waste has long been a trend in the hospitality industry and we don’t expect it to change any time soon (for good reason too). We also expect to see fermented vegetables to take centre stage in 2017 with things like kimchi receiving a lot of love.

  • Food fit for social

A lot more thought is now being given to the visual appeal of food as diners look to share photos of their experiences on social media. Everyone say CHEEEEESE!

Interested in working for newly opened restaurant and bars like the ones mentioned above? We work with many of London’s best restaurant and bars recruiting for chef jobs and front of house jobs. Give us a call on 02079236021 or submit your cv online.