A quieter month than normal on the new opening scene in London, perhaps this is due to the dire chef shortage the Capital is experiencing or perhaps everyone is just off enjoying the summer… who knows?
One things for sure, the new openings are all equally impressive in their own right and will be great additions to the London foodie scene. Try one, try them all… we certainly intend too!
Alex Harper (previously from The Harwood Arms) and Mark Jarvis (previously from Anglo) have teamed up to launch a modern British style bistro with a focus on seasonal produce. With two incredible chefs behind it, this is one not to be missed!
Based on Calcutta’s vibey Park Street you’ll find a mixture of street food, small plates and mains. Get lost in their delicious cocktail menu as you soak up the atmosphere created by the eclectic décor in Brixton’s newest addition.
Restaurateur and chef Victor Garvey partners with his father to create what he describes as “the kind of laid-back wine and cheese joint we like to go to ourselves.” We love seeing chefs’ dreams come true and we wish this Father-Son duo all the success. We can’t wait to pop in for a glass of vino and some nibbles.
Richard Corrigan in collaboration with Gregory Buda bring us the latest hotspot in Mayfair, Dickie’s Bar – a late night cocktail bar. In keeping with Richard’s love for seasonal ingredients (often sources from his very own garden and farm), you can expect inspired drinks, all made with the sophistication and elegance in mind.
Peruvian food has well and truly taken London by storm which explains why Señor Ceviche opens its second site on the ever-popular Charlotte Street. We’re looking forward to trying their newly launch bottomless brunch, as well as, the Nikkei and Chifa style dishes which reflect the Japanese and Chinese influence to the region. Of course, there will be the normal Peruvian culprits on the menu including an array of ceviche and Pachamanca pork ribs.
Whether you are looking for your next Chef job or are interested in front of house jobs, The Change Group work with many of London’s finest new restaurant and bar openings and can help you find your dream job!
Call us on 02079236021 or submit your CV today so we can match your skills to an appropriate job in hospitality.
As always, we bring you the latest restaurant and bar openings in London, keeping you up to speed on what’s hot and happening. From flavours from the banks of the Caspian to restaurants paying homage to cafes in Tel Aviv, there’s no doubt there’s lots to choose from if you are a foodie looking for your next fix.
Inspired by the Prohibition era, this English bar and restaurant offers what the name suggests, six storeys, each with its own bit of English flair. With the capacity for 300 guests, this is a great events space but equally good if you just fancy stopping by to see what it’s all about.
Inspired by the golden ages of the Ottoman Empire and the Persian Dynasties, Jan brings us some magnificent dishes, many of which have a Middle Eastern influence. We love that the menu is short, sweet and to the point. Choose from small plates, breads and sides and of course their charcoal menu – perfect for those who enjoy sharing.
What was an Indian pop-up in Brixton now becomes a more permanent fixture in Soho. Set over two floors, you can enjoy intimate dining with lots of unusual India inspired cuisine to choose from. And if your heart desires, nip into their bar for a cocktail that too highlights flavours of India with many of the cocktails including ingredients like coriander, turmeric, cardamom bitters and cashew milk (not all in one drink of course).
A family venture of two cousins brings us Plot and straight off the bat we have to say we love their local ethos. With a lot of restaurants talking about supporting British produce, these lot are actually doing it. Serving up seasonal British small plates in Tooting Bec, Plot is definitely worth a visit if you find yourself in South West London.
First things first, hats off for opening a bakery on Baker Street what a great coincidence! Maison Kayser now have over 100 bakeries across the world so there is no denying they know what they are doing. Whether you are looking to buy a quick loaf of bread or you’d like to take a seat in their 60 cover restaurant, make sure you get your buns down there.
Ralph’s Coffee & Bar
As the name suggests, Ralph Lauren has opened up a coffee shop and bar in Regent’s Street. With an equestrian theme that oozes with elegance, this is the perfect place to take a break during a tiring shopping spree!
For anyone who has enjoyed an evening at the Battersea branch of Bunga Bunga, you will know that is it never without a lot of delicious food, cocktails and fun and we are sure that the Covent Garden opening will be no different. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a bit of live music with your meal and an atmosphere that will keep you dancing until the wee hours of the morning. Thanks to Bunga Bunga, chef jobs in London just got a little more musical!
Offering up authentic Middle Eastern cuisine this new opening in Southwalk is designed to mirror the atmosphere of the bustlings cafes in Tel Aviv. Morning, afternoon or night, you’ll find Bala Baya open and ready to meet your cravings with a bakery for breakfast, a grab-and-go pita kiosk during lunchtime and a restaurant in the evenings.
The Modern Pantry’s Alpha Beta Bar
A fabulous addition to the Modern Pantry in Finsbury Square and a much needed watering hole in this area. Expect classy cocktails accompanied by tapas style dishes – perfect for an after work soirée.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that all Asian food tastes the same! Lao Café is the perfect example of how false this is. With a communal dining feel, Lao Café serves everything from grilled meats, stir-fry, curries, salads and hot pots – all with bold sauces and flavours.
Duck Duck Goose
This 24 cover restaurant is tucked away in Pop Brixton but what it lacks in size it makes up for in flavour! Duck Duck Goose is serving up Hong Kong-style Cantonese BBQ food, namely pork, duck and goose.
If you’re in the mood for a bit of 70s nostalgia then you can’t go wrong with this one. Let Bobby Fitzpatrick take you back in time with their retro wallpaper, shaggy carpets and 70s house party feel while you enjoy a pizza and some rum-centric cocktails.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the 1940s and frequent an opium den in New York or Paris? Well wonder no more, sort of… Miusan offers pan-Asian cuisine in an opulent environment and hopes to help you escape from everyday reality. Sounds interesting to us!
A little piece of Paris comes to London and we couldn’t be happier. Ferdi has the feel of a traditional French bistro but with a palpable difference, perhaps it’s the quirky décor or the extraordinary food, we’re not quite sure but we know it’s not to be missed.
ETM brings us a pub with a 70s twist. Enjoy a pint and some live sport in this eclectic space. It certainly isn’t like any other pub we’ve seen before.
La Dame de Pic
With 3 Michelin Stars under her belt, Anne Sophie Pic brings us a French brasserie style restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square. Everything about La Dame de Pic oozes elegance and we can’t wait to experience the results of hospitality recruitment at its finest.
Baluchi at The Lalit Hotel
And from one hotel to another, we take you to Baluchi at the Lalit Hotel. This Indian new opening has a few special surprises up its sleeve including a naanery (we didn’t realise such a thing existed) artisan bread is made using a tandoor which is then paired with wine.
Exmouth Market Grind
The Grind family expands by one bringing us an all-day café and cocktail bar. Whether you are looking for breakfast, brunch, small plates or a more traditional menu, Exmouth Market Grind has it all covered.
Sshhhh don’t tell anyone but…
Our beloved Naughty Piglets is opening their second venture – The other naughty piglets! Opening on Monday 13th February, you can get yourself 50% off the food. If you haven’t tried the food at Naughty Piglets, trust us, you are in for a huge treat! We presume booking is essential as with an offer like that, it’s sure to fill up fast!
If you would like a hospitality job at some of London’s finest new openings, get in touch with Change Hospitality recruitment agency on 02079236021 or submit your CV.
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
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.
If there’s one thing London offers us, its choice when it comes to eating out. Each month we see countless new restaurants and bars opening up and we thought you might like some help deciphering which are “must tries”.
LOBOS Meat & Tapas Bar
Who holds the Head Chef job: Roberto Castro
What to except: Lobos, the Spanish word for wolves, will leave you howling with delight from the prime cuts of Iberico pig on offer.
Vibe: A moody cave offering casual dining and fresh produce thanks to its proximity to Borough Market.
Camino Tapas Bankside
Who holds the Executive Chef job: Nacho Del Campo
What to expect: Authentic Spanish tapas washed down with equally Spanish craft beers, largers or a glass of cava.
Vibe: Casual bar style tapas with a south-facing terrace for the sunnier days.
Who holds the Head Chef job: JP Tanti
What to except: Any type of egg served any kind of way, and if eggs aren’t your thing, their experimental chicken wings are sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Vibe: Many a joke about what came first, the chicken or the egg.
Balans Kensington High Street
What to except: Indulgence is the name of the game.
Vibe: Quirky décor (there’s a tree in the middle of the back dining room) with brasserie style British dishes.
Balls & Company
Who hold the Head Chef job: Bonny Porter
What to expect: Meatballs, meatballs and more meatballs!
Vibe: Sharing plates in Soho made from only the very best ingredients.
Who holds the Executive Chef job: Jordan Sclare
What to except: Exceptional seafood with a focus on sustainability.
Vibe: Seafood tanks and a menu full of coastal charm.
Who holds the Executive Chef job: we’re not entirely sure just yet
What to except: details are few and far between but we hear eggs and baps will be a main feature on the menu.
Vibe: We presume it’ll reflect a similar style to Hubbard & Bell and Chicken Shop in the Holborn Hoxton Hotel as Ennismore and Soho House have once again joined forces.
Who holds the Head Chef job: Richard Lloyd
What to except: An all Italian restaurant, food, wine and décor!
Vibe: Based in Covent Garden, this will be a popular spot for theatre-goers and tourists passing by, as well as, London foodies.
What makes a great restaurant? Some say the décor, the ambiance or the location but for us it’s all about those in hospitality jobs. With so much choice of places to eat out in London, finding the right people to fill your restaurant’s chef jobs could be the difference between being a good restaurant and being a great one.
If you are interested in speaking to Change about Hospitality Recruitment in London, please get in touch. We cover the following hospitality jobs in London:
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As one of the foodie capitals of the world, it is no surprise that each month there are several amazing new restaurants and bars opening in London.
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With new openings, come lots of new jobs in hospitality. We are lucky enough to provide both Back of House Recruitment and Front of House Recruitment to many of the best Chefs in the capital, including sourcing talent for chef jobs at Michelin Star restaurants and Rosette restaurants, 5 Star Hotels, Gastro pubs, and independent restaurants, as well as, many events and catering companies.
If you are interested in working at one of these new establishments or any luxury hospitality company in London, get in touch with us, we’d love to meet you and find out more about your chef job requirements.
When we aren’t filling permanent chef jobs for London’s latest launches, you might find us helping out with temporary chef recruitment where the need arises.
If you’re looking to do some hospitality recruitment, either for temporary or permanent chef jobs, do get in touch. We are always happy to help and have some amazing candidates on our books.
One things for sure, chances are if you try out some of London’s latest openings, you’ll be eating food cooked by some of the amazing Chef’s we represent or you’ll be served by one of our professional and friendly waiters.