We’ve handpicked Septembers latest London restaurant hotspots, perfect for when you need to make your next booking. The vegan’s out there will be happy to see a number of new openings that cater for their needs, perhaps a sign of the times? Either way, we are chomping at the bit to get a reservation at all of these amazing new restaurants.
Shoreditch welcomes a new vegan restaurant by the Santoro brothers, Genesis. Open 7 days a week (11:30am – 11pm), the restaurant’s modern design, prominent artwork and unique soundtrack provides a pleasurable and relaxed dining experience to enjoy their plant-based, GMO-free and organic dishes. Their street-food influenced menu benefits from signature burgers with creative toppings, hot dogs, sharing plates, tacos, salads and soups, all made using organic fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. We’re excited to try out their scrumptious Mac & Cheese too!
Co-founders Prabir Chattopadhyay and Biswajit Deb Das have centred Covent Garden’s latest addition, Little Kolkata, on authentic Bengali cuisine which celebrates the spirit of Calcutta and its culinary delights. They believe Calcutta is a city, Kolkata is an emotion. It’s easy to see the love for their birthplace in the typical dishes which include sharing plates of Lilish Maacher Deemer (a spiced fish egg from the Hilsa, a very popular fish with Bengalis) and Maacher cutlet (a cod fish cutlet served with the typical Calcuttan mustard sauce Kashundi). You can also indulge in some of their speciality dishes, such as chicken liver sautéed with spice and fresh chillies. All ingredients are fresh, dishes are scrumptious with subtle flavours and textures using seasonal produce; cooked from the heart served with love. We’re salivating already…
We’ve been chomping at the bit to let you in on the secret that the hugely popular New York restaurant, Red Farm, has recently opened their UK branch in London’s Covent Garden. Praised for their clever modern twists on Chinese dim-sum, they’re famous for their Pac Man shrimp dumplings – a parade of dumplings that look just like the iconic game. Another firm favourite is their shrimp-stuffed chicken, with magically seasoned and crisped skin encased in chicken and juicy prawn. You’ll be pleased to know that the venue boasts a hidden bar on the top floor too. Lines will be around the corner for this hotspot, so to avoid disappointment, be sure to book in advance.
Looking for a healthy bite in the London Bridge area? We’ve found this little gem! Farmer J has recently opened their decidedly modern looking space, complete with lime-washed brick, rambling greenery and white neon wall sign – waiting for its insta-fame moment. Taking their inspiration from the Mediterranean, Farmer J’s dishes include shakshuka with za’atar sourdough toast, charred tofu steak with aubergine, and whole-roasted cauliflower in spices and black sesame seed. They serve juices, coffee and smoothies by day, and alcoholic kombucha-based cocktails and beers by night. Hell yeah!
If you haven’t heard the good news, Soho now benefits from an all-day brasserie which boasts bespoke pop art from local street artists depicting Soho celebrities such as Twiggy and Kate Moss, as well as, urban pieces that celebrate the areas iconic history. The open-plan dining room, horseshoe bar and lounge is the perfect place to work your way through their extremely imaginative cocktail menu which has been curated by ‘The Talented Mr Fox’, the brainchild of highly celebrated mixologist Matt Whiley. The modern British menu champions seasonality and quality, offering chia pudding with yoghurt, cherries, pistachio and honey; a hearty breakfast pot pie or perfectly executed eggs Benedict. All-day dishes will include Kedgeree Scotch eggs with curried mayo; pigs in blankets with creamy mash and onion jus; and aromatic truffle roast chicken. Vegans will be spoilt for choice with plant-based signatures which include a vegan bacon and cheese burger; and charred vegetables with chilli hummus and hazelnut dressing, as well as, gnocchi with asparagus, wild mushrooms, butternut squash and truffle.
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