Let me guess, all you want for Christmas is… a new restaurant or bar to go too? Well, considering you’re all on our ‘nice lists’, we’re giving you a bumper edition, after all ‘tis the season for eating, drinking and dressing up, so grab your party-wear and hit the town.
All the way from Hong Kong to the heart of London Bridge, Duddells is showcasing authentic Cantonese cuisine and Asian inspired cocktails. Make sure you head over this month to try their hand crafted dim sum.
The latest concept from Incipio Group, The Prince in West Brompton will see an entire street dedicated to some of London’s most exciting food, drink and social experiences. With food from Rabbit, Mam, Patty & Bun and Begging Bowl Canteen, make sure this epicurean avenue features in your festive diaries.
Following on from the overwhelming success of Padella in London Bridge, Stevie Parle brings authentic, fresh handmade pasta to Soho in perfect timing for those Carnaby Christmas shoppers in need of carbs. You cannot book, so get to Pastaio early, leave your details and go for a cocktail in nearby Cahoots, Bob Bob Ricard or Bar Swift.
Let’s face it, this season you will experience countless hangovers (if you’re doing it right). Neil Gill (Gilly) offers the cure with his Northern chippy meets Japanese. With plenty on offer from battered to breaded why not suc-crumb to the world of the deep-fried.
If you know a thing or two about mixology you will have heard of Mr Lyan (of White Lyan, Dandelyan, Super Lyan) and Doug McMaster (of pioneering zero waste Silo, Brighton). Along with a few friends they have brought considered ingredients and applied sustainable methods to Hoxton Street to “create delicious stuff that does good too”.
If you’re like us and you’ve been pretty much sleeping outside Hoppers in Soho hoping for a walk-in table, then you’ll be elated to know that they’ve opened a new site in St Christopher’s Place and one of the best parts is that you can book! With a slightly expanded menu to that of the Soho site they offer all the Sri Lankan classics served with warmth and the very best hospitality.
One of the most exciting restaurants to join The Kitchens at Old Spitalfields market is unashamedly British nose-to-tail eatery, Flank. Picture yourself on a cold winters day in and then imagine steamy beef fat dumplings or oxtail stew with creamy mash and thick gravy warming you right down to your bone marrow. We don’t need any more reasons to head east.
Named after their nickname for the man who introduced them to the night markets of Taiwan, two friends have opened a (free-range) fried chicken pop-up in Camden. Be quick its only around until 10th December.
With a menu created by Karl Burdock and an impressive in-house team including chef Glen Leeson (Patty & Bun/Bao), Ed Baillieu (Pitt Cue Co/Patty & Bun) and George Clark (Le Bun/BAO), Schmaltz offers itself as a new grown-up contender to the mass of fried chicken joints flooding London’s street food markets. They have a pretty van too!
Tacos are fast becoming the newest foodie trend. Tooting Market is the latest hangout for the city’s best tacos, courtesy of Tequila Taqueria! Go for a menu that is inspired by Mexico’s varied flavours utilising only top British producers and authentic Mexican ingredients from their own kitchen garden.
Think Baked goods, American baked goods. Now add heaps of syrup and sugar and you have yourself pretty much anything on the menu at Butterscotch. What a dream. Head to White City before the stampede.
Following on from the Michelin star he received earlier this year for Mayfair restaurant Jamavar, Chef Rohit is exploring home-style Mumbai cooking that is easily some of the best in London.
Battersea Power station is shaping up to be the new cool hang-out. Its authentic South-Italian cuisine is set to rival Padella and Pastaio, so how could we disagree?
#interiorgoals. With a restaurant inspired by the Aegean Sea, where the food is not overshadowed. Chef Hus Vedat brings an exciting development for London’s Greek food scene. Be warned, this could be one of the top openings of 2017!