BEST NEW RESTAURANTS IN LONDON

London is arguably (definitely) the best restaurant city in the world right now, but with so many new openings, not to mention post-lockdown re-openings, keeping up to date with the best new restaurants in London is a full time job. Which is why we’re here of course. Make sure you’re always in the know with our guide to the best new restaurant openings in London and you’ll be leading your mates and dates around the coolest new places around town in no time. Our guide is constantly updated with our curated selection of only the best new restaurant openings you need to know about, so you can always be sure that this little lot will be well worth checking out.

Updated: 14th September 2020

1. The Dairy Bermondsey

If you were sad to hear that The Dairy in Clapham was closing then we’ve got some good news…it’s back, just in a different part of South London. The Dairy 2.0 is in Bermondsey, inside the new Bermonds Locke building close to Shad Thames and Maltby Street Market. The vibe is be the same – seasonal plates using British produce – with dishes like Willie’s mackerel with gherkins, sea purslane & dashi; grilled radicchio with broad bean puree & pickled onions; wood roasted lamb with hayonnaise & charred lettuce, alongside some old faves like the truffled Baron Bigod with fig & walnut toast and salted caramel with malt barley ice cream & cacao.

Opened September 2020
153-157 Tower Bridge Rd, Bermondsey, London, SE1 3LW
thedairybermondsey.com


2. Sollip

Husband and wife team Woongchul Park and Bomee Ki, who have worked at The Ledbury, Koffman’s and The Arts Club, only managed to open their Korean restaurant Sollip for a few days before lockdown. After running the place as a grocery store, selling products like kimchi and jangajji (Korean pickled vegetables), the restaurant is now open in the evenings (with the shop open by day). The menu mixes European and Korean influences so you can expect dishes like steak tartare with gochujang, red mullet with leek jangajj, daikon tarte tatin, and perilla leaf ice cream.

Opened August 2020
8 Melior St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3QP
sollip.co.uk


3. Rondo at The Hoxton, Holborn

New restaurant and wine bar Rondo, created in collaboration with co-owner of Quality Chop House, Portland and Clipstone William Lander, is on soft launch at The Hoxton, Holborn right now. Chris Gillard, previously of St John, is heading up the kitchen and has created seasonal menus featuring pared-back dishes, including a bone marrow toastie; grey mullet with tomato, fennel & aioli; Tamworth pork chop with bobby beans; and apricot & almond tart. Will’s wine list focuses on creative winemakers and includes around 40 bottles divided up into Summer Juice (light wines for drinking in the sun), Continental Wine Bar (some of Will’s faves from Europe) and Food-Friendly (to match the punchy flavours of the food), with another 40 special wines on the Reserve List.

Opened August 2020
199-206 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
@rondoldn


4. Club Mexicana

Club Mexicana has moved into Kingly Court with its first-ever restaurant. The restaurant, inspired by the street-side joints in LA and Mexico City, features an open kitchen so you can see the vegan al paastor spit in all its sizzling glory, as well as a bar where you can sip on margs and palomas on tap, pickle juice-spiked Micheladas and Mexican beers. The menu features a range of plant-based tacos, small plated and some Club Mexicana classics including the beer-battered Tofish tacos, BBQ short ‘rib’ tacos, and corn & black bean salad with jalapeno lime dressing.

Opened August 2020
Kingly Court, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PW
clubmexicana.com


5. Tandoor Chop House

Tandoor Chop House has gone west and opened a second site in Notting Hill. All the Tandoor Chop House faves, including bhaji onion rings with smoked aubergine raita; seekh kebab rolls with green chutney; house tandoor chicken; crispy Amritsari lamb chops; and the green chilli, garlic and cheese naan are available as is the famous Mighty Thali. You can also order from Tandoor Tacos, the new spin-off concept of Mexican paratha bread filled and folded like a taco with Mexican spices and Indian ingredients.

Opened August 2020
30 Uxbridge St, Kensington, London W8 7TA
tandoorchophouse.com


6. Love Triangle

Created during lockdown by friends Ben, Tyson and Will after they lost their livelihoods and saw an increase in demand for takeaways and outdoor dining, new pizza place Love Triangle has opened in Balham. It’s primarily a delivery and collection operation but you can also dine-in on the 24-cover terrace. Love Triangle serves up triple-fermented Neapolitan-style pizzas with toppings including ‘nduja & fennel, courgette & pancetta, and roasted mushroom & vegan mozzarella, alongside burrata with pea salad, tiramisu, spritzes, Gipsy Hill and Brixton Brewery beers, and Uncharted wines. For every pizza sold, Love Triangle will donate a meal to Wandsworth Food Bank, so you’ll be doing a good deed every time you order a pizza…as if you really needed a reason.

Opened August 2020
16-18 Ritherdon Road, London, SW17 8QD
lovetriangle.pizza