New Restaurant Openings in London

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!

Neo Bistro

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!

Calcutta Street Brixton

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.

Dickie’s Bar

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.

Señor Ceviche

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.

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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:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

New Restaurant & Bar Openings March 2017

El Vino

This family-owned wine merchant adds another wine bar and shop to its lot. Offering Spanish-influenced dishes and a wide array of wines which customers can buy and drink right there and then, this is a great place to try on your way home from work.

Chi Kitchen’s Laksa Bar

A slightly different twist on the normal Chi Kitchen’s as you’ll find a Malaysian broth bar inside this Pan-Asian restaurant. Brainchild of Master Chef winner Ping Coombes, this is the perfect place to sit back and relax after a long session of shopping and watch the food take shape.

Number 177

Is it possible for a venue to have it all? Number 177 is giving it a good go offering a bar, restaurant, club room, art exhibition, DJ and other musician appearances… there is even a florescent orange photo booth! We have no doubt this will become the new Hoxton hot spot!

The Cheese Bar

From cheese truck vendor to a more permanent location in Camden, The Cheese Bar will be cooking up many of its old classics with the addition of a few new melted treats. One thing we love about this new venture (besides the fact that it’s dripping in cheesy goodness) is the focus on locally produced cheeses, many of which come from within the M25.

Hawksmoor Borough

If you’re looking for the perfect steak in London, Hawksmoor has always been the place to go and their new site in Borough is no different. Offering up every cut of meat imaginable you’ll be hard pressed to decide what to order! Set in the heart of the market with an elegant reclaimed décor, this is the perfect place for you next business meeting or lunch with friends.

Rail House Cafe

Situated in the new Nova glass extravaganza in Victoria, the Rail House Café has something for everyone. With seating for over 300 covers and an all-day dining menu, you can use any excuse to visit. Breakfasts include modern twists on old classics, the lunch menu is perfect for those who enjoy sharing and the dinner menu has a varied feel with ceviche on one end and truffled mac & cheese on the other. If you’ve tried Riding House Cafe or Village East, Rail House Café is part of the same group and won’t disappoint.

With over 20 new restaurant and bar openings in London this month, we couldn’t possibly expect you to read about each one in such detail. So here’s a few others to check out if you find yourself hungry (or thirsty) and you fancy trying something new!

If you are looking for a chef job in London or perhaps your next front of house job, we work with many of London’s finest new restaurant and bar openings and are able to help you find your next role. Call us on 02079236021 or submit your cv today.