New Restaurant & Bar Openings in London | May 2017

Duck & Waffle Local

A casual and more affordable version of the Heron Tower original Duck & Waffle. Expect similar delicious dishes (with lots of duck options of course) with a few variations that make it slightly more fast foodie.

The Tapas Room

­A great addition to Tooting Broadway Market, The Tapas Room serves Basque-inspired tapas, charcuterie and cheese and also offers an inspired drinks list.

Westerns Laundry

A restaurant focused on British ingredients, particularly seafood. The restaurant design is equally as exciting as the food with touches like garden furniture that’s been crafted by one of the owners.


Renowned French Chef and food writer, Stéphane Reynaud, opens his first London based restaurant in the basement of The Boundary Hotel. If opulent décor and meat are your vibe, Tratra is the place for you.

Bar Termini Centrale

Award winning cocktail maker Tony Conigliaro has joined forces with coffee guy Marco Arrigo to create this new Marylebone hotspot. With an Italian inspired small plate menu, this is a great find if you want to relax after a day’s shopping or ease into the evening with a chilled glass of vino.


Chef Ollie Dabbous opens aptly named Henrietta, located in Henrietta Hotel in Covent Garden. Serving up simple seasonal dishes, we urge you to give this one a try before it becomes far too popular and impossible to get a reservation at.


Just when you thought Bermondsey couldn’t get any better, up pops Pique-Nique, a French bistro with a passion for rotisserie. If you’re looking for comfort food or fine French cuisine, look no further.

Wing Wing

We feel we should lead with the fact that this is a Korean fried chicken restaurant however we just can’t get over the fact that they have a self-service beer station! What could be more perfect than fried chicken and ice cold beer? It sounds like a match made in heaven.


An upmarket Taiwanese restaurant in Soho that has links to some of London’s most well respected establishments (Lyle’s and Gymkhana to name just two). This is a type of Taiwanese cuisine not yet seen in London and we can’t wait to try it!

Interested in working for a new bar or restaurant opening in London?

We cover chef recruitment as well as front of house placements for many of London’s newest foodie hot spots. Give us a call on 02079236021 or email us to find out more about hospitality jobs in London.

New restaurant and bar openings October 2015

As always, London’s foodie scene is buzzing with new openings, honestly there are so many new restaurants and bars, we’re battling to keep track of them all! And new restaurants mean new chef jobs in London as well as bar jobs and waiting jobs, so please do get in touch with us if you are currently looking for a new role.

But for now, onto the list of new restaurant and bar openings October 2015:

Les 110 de Taillevent – Cavendish Square
Parisian food and wine pairings

Rudies – Dalston
Jamaican cooking with a contemporary twist

Mr Fogg’s Tavern – Mayfair
Victorian tavern with a gin parlour and salon upstairs

Bounce – Shoreditch
Ping Pong, pizzas and drinks

Blues Kitchen – Brixton
Southern style BBQ with live blues, swing, gospel and bluegrass shows

The Bowler – Seven Dials, Monmouth Street
A meatball shop with the motto, ‘Good food well rounded’

Les Couilles du Chien – Soho
Wine bar with a cheeky attitude

Shotgun – Soho
American ‘low and slow’ food with cocktails to die for

CôBa – Camden
Vietnamese BBQ with an Australian inspiration

Wazen – King’s Cross
Neighbourhood Japanese restaurant

Dishoom – Carnaby
Bombay Café

The Cocktail Trading Company – Smithfield
Award winning bar tenders serving up cocktails in every type of “glass” you can imagine

68 & Boston – Soho
A wine bar downstairs where every bottle costs £20 and a cocktail bar upstairs

If you are interested in hospitality jobs in London, either back of house jobs such as chef jobs or front of house jobs such as bar manager jobs, restaurant manager jobs or waiting jobs, please get in touch with Change Hospitality Recruitment Agency. We specialise in hospitality recruitment and work with some of London’s finest bars, restaurants and hotels.

Ninth Ward Bar in Farringdon

Ninth Ward Bar in Farringdon

A beautifully designed new bar in Farringdon, Ninth Ward opened on 29 June 2015. Taken straight from their menu, the owners describe the ethos of their bar, “Ninth Ward was dreamt up and hand-built by four friends (3 Yanks and a Brit). Beautiful original doors, interesting grub and fun were the guiding principles”. And we have to agree…

The décor has a New Orleans Colonial feel, with wooden shutters, large beams, industrial lighting and plush leather stools placed under moody lit bar style tables.

The food has been described as “gourmet junk” and having placed him in his head chef job, we know James Morgan will deliver fun casual cuisine with an emphasis on sharing. There is also a focus on local fresh ingredients including UK-sourced crayfish, oysters and homemade pickles.

The menu has some old-time favourites including Mac N Cheese, Braised Beef Brisket Burger and Wards Hot Wings, to name just a few.

And if its drinks you are after, Ninth Ward won’t disappoint. The man in the Barman job, Alex Gilbert puts loads of charisma into his cocktails but the real showstoppers are the beers. With a wealth of knowledge, Alex or one of his front of house team will be able to guide you through the brews. Choose from a list of over 30 bottled beers and 15 weekly draught lines. We’re thirsty just writing about it!

Other things you need to know:

For more information about Ninth Ward visit their website or contact


If you are interested in hospitality jobs in London, please contact one of our team. We have a number of bar and pub Chef Jobs in London, as well as, front of house jobs such as bar manager jobs, restaurant manager jobs, general manager jobs, barman jobs and waiter jobs.