In this month of July, we have reached a month full of exciting new openings in London. Here is our selection of the main ones to know.
Southwark – 66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL
Chef Akwasi Brenya-Mensa built himself up to opening Tatale with a string of successful supperclubs and this is his first permanent restaurant. Located inside the Africa Center in Southwark, everything is based on Pan-African cuisine with dishes influenced by the whole continent, including specific Ghanaian references.
Find out more about Tatale
Royal Park – Royale Leisure Park, London W3 0PA
The Canadian fast-food chain has a huge following around the world and has already opened in the UK – but this is the first time we’ve seen a restaurant in London. In addition to hot and iced coffees, expect burgers, hot dogs, and their Timbits mini donuts. The Park Royal location will also have a drive-thru.
Learn more about Tim Hortons
Notting Hill – 91 Goldborne Rd, London W10 5PR
Chef Thomas Straker has amassed an absolutely huge following on TikTok and Instagram during the various lockdowns. The chef, who has worked at Heston Blumenthal’s diner and Elystan Street, will offer a menu at his Notting Hill restaurant based on sustainability and seasonality, while adhering to its central principle – ‘the food you want to eat’.
Learn more about Straker’s
soho – 15 Poland Street, London W1F 8PR
The original Bubala, serving a Middle Eastern-inspired vegetarian menu in Spitalfields, was a big hit when it opened. This second restaurant, in Soho, is slightly larger than the original and in addition to offering some of the original’s favorite dishes, like the candied potato latkes, it will also add Soho exclusives.
Find out more about Boubala
islington – 55 Baring Street, London N1 3DS
This Islington pub is made up of a duo with a resume that includes Dabbous, Kerridge’s Bar and Grill and Orasay, so we should expect good things. Seasonality and provenance with low environmental impact are central to dishes including quail shish, pul biber chilli and garlic yoghurt.
Find out more about The Baring
soho – 8-12 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HN
Celebrity Israeli chef Eyal Shani’s Miznon is a big deal, with restaurants all over the world, including Paris and New York. First and foremost is their fluffy pitas as well as one of their signatures, whole roasted cauliflower.
Learn more about Miznon
chelsea – Brompton Road, SW5 9JA
Mirya comes from one of Ukraine’s top chefs, Yurii Kovryzhenko, who had to stay in London due to the war with Russia. He is now opening his own Ukrainian restaurant here, with the intention of having it worked by Ukrainian refugees.
Learn more about Mra
Brixton – Ground Floor, 404-406 Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LD
This Brixton wine bar comes from Robin and Sarah Gill, who are also behind Bermondsey Larder and Darby’s. It will be inspired by the Parisian wine bar scene and they have brought in a former chef from Lino to take care of the food.
Learn more about Bottle & Rye
islington – 163 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1US
Valderrama’s is James Cochran’s second restaurant in Islington, also behind 12:51. This time, he’s opening a sports bar that will serve frozen cocktails alongside fried chicken, with that restaurant being a permanent home for his spin-off Around the Cluck.
Find out more about Valderrama
Knightsbridge – Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Harrods is banking on champagne with this massive new bar by Moet (and it’s also the first time the champagne brand has opened a permanent bar in Europe). Expect plenty of “bites of food” to accompany the fizz, including oysters (of course) and a dessert called Moët Caramel.
Find out more about the Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar
Also open in July
- Caia (Notting Hill) – A new wine bar created by people behind neighboring restaurant Fiend.
- Maddox Tavern (Mayfair) – Taking over the former Browns Spot in Mayfair, this is a new UK brewery
- Mr Ji (Camden) – A second Asian tapas bar appearance, with the TA TA team behind the food
- Uzumaki (Bloomsbury) – Anime-themed bar and restaurant finds a new home
- Isibani (Knightsbridge) – described as “a love letter to West African cuisine”
- Zephyr (Notting Hill) – People behind Pachamama, this time in Greek
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