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A top 10 guide to the best new restaurants in London. The London drinking and dining scene is an ever changing beast, with old restaurants closing and new restaurants opening up in there places almost every day. Keeping pace with the newly launched venues for dining in London is not an easy task for Londoners which is why Fluid London has compiled a top 10 guide to the best of the hot new restaurants on the London landscape. This new restaurant guide will be updated daily so keep coming back for inspiration on where to eat and drink, where to book for dinner, where to take someone on a romantic date, and where to take clients and colleagues if you want to impress them with your finger-on-the-pulse knowledge of London's electric dining scene.
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Cuisine: Chinese
BAO's second site on Windmill Street, Fitzrovia, officially after the runaway success of the original BAO bar in Netil Market, Hackney. This restaurant offers an extended menu featuring BAO favourites and a number of new and unusual dishes, alongside a more comprehensive list of cocktails, wine and sake. The menu is split into four sections and has a focus on fish and rice dishes as well as the signature BAOs.
Kensington / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Pan Asian
Located on the famous Kensington High Street, Hyde Kensington is bringing something new to the capital. The discreet entrance guides you inside to find the venue adorned with eclectic, life-size art pieces by critically acclaimed artist JJ Adams. Behind the bar is just as interesting with the cocktail list designed by mixologist extraordinaire Andy Mil. The food is just as exciting with Pan-Asian dishes, and at the rear is a secret club where guests can dance the night away to some of London's best DJs.
Hammersmith / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern British
With a menu and style that's dedicated to simple and honest comforts, Mustard takes you to the heart of Britain. Housed in a former Victorian grocery shop, Mustard' design draws inspiration from the British countryside with a menu to match. The team behind Covent Garden's legendary Joe Allen have created a menu focusing on locally sourced ingredients which offers simple, honest fare. The relaxed, British style brasserie, open for brunch, lunch and dinner seven days a week, serves an all-day menu offering light and comforting dishes.
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Antipodean (Aus/NZ/SA)
Overlooking the bustling Trafalgar Square, Bronte restaurant is a welcome addition to Central London's vibrant restaurant scene. The menu is inspired by the Pacific Ocean, but uses locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. Floor to ceiling windows bathe the front pantry area in natural light, with a subtle and stylish palette travelling through to the main dining room. The bright and airy rooms are accented with colour from a pink concrete bar and green granite feature kitchen, to custom design furniture with green leather and black timber booths, and plenty of foliage to bring the outdoors in. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch.
Galvin at the Athenaeum
Mayfair / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern British
Galvin at The Athenaeum is the latest restaurant from Michelin-starred London chefs Chris and Jeff Galvin. For the first time the brothers have stepped away from their trademark French-inspired menus in favour of championing Britain's delicious homegrown produce and supporting independent farmers across the UK. An exciting array of new menus include Afternoon Tea and Private Dining, and feature a modern take on classic British dishes combined with Galvin favourites.
Dalston / Restaurant / Cuisine: Seafood
Mussel Men joyfully brings the taste of the seaside to the London table and devotion to the ocean's bounty is always matched with a lively spirit of ship-mate comradery and rivalry. The restaurant is ever-committed to bringing the finest, fresh and reasonably sourced, seafood to London. During the summer there's a new menu, a bar area, a host of lively competitions and events taking place. Summer at Mussel Men will overflow with seaside spirit. Bang in the middle of Dalston, Mussel Men boasts a hidden, glorious garden space which will be open throughout the summer.
Brick Lane / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
All aspects of The Frog, from the décor, to the menu, to the music, project the culinary vision of talented young chef Adam Handling. A clean, minimalistic interior takes nothing away from the welcoming atmosphere of the restaurant, and the outdoor terrace area is perfect for sampling from the extensive drinks menu. The food is deliciously inventive, and offers a wide variety of choices, simply laid out in the categories of Garden, Sea, and Land. Strict formality is exchanged for a sense of casual professionalism, which is reflected in the playful option to buy beer for the chefs.
Shoryu Ramen Covent Garden
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
This Covent Garden restaurant is part of the Shoryu Ramen Restaurant Group, who specialise in authentic Hakata cuisine. The restaurant offers their signature Hakata tonkotsu ramen, Shoryu buns and Gekkeikan Royal Warrant Sake. The interior features a relaxed bar area, and an intimate sake lined dining area, decorated with white tiles and brick work creating a light, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
Sushi and Robata
Kensington / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Japanese
Sushi and Robata is in a food court on top of the Kensington Whole Foods but this is far more then somewhere to grab a quick bite before your grocery shopping. The menu includes skewered meat and vegetables cooked on the grill called Robata, noodle bowls, bento and sushi - that goes from traditional salmon Nigiri, to more unusual but no less delicious treats such as mushroom sushi. Tucked in the corner of the building, the industrial yet minimalist décor provide a pleasant background to great food. This is a restaurant to choose to visit rather than briefly stop at.
Shoreditch / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Welcome to the house of Dirty Bones Shoreditch bar and restaurant, where you?ll find New York comfort food, cocktails and old school music. Dirty Bones serves a selection of creative New York inspired comfort food dishes and cocktails, and is the first Dirty Bones to house an all-day dining menu. Further to the lunch, dinner, late night cocktails and weekend brunch menus already available at the Dirty Bones restaurants, Shoreditch introduces an all-new breakfast menu, specially developed for East.
Fitzrovia / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Asian
Guests can opt to eat in the ground floor, no reservations restaurant with its focus on smaller, casual gatherings around the kitchen island bar. But it is the downstairs dining room that offers something truly unique. Each evening at 7pm or 9.30pm, up to 20 diners can enjoy an authentic Bengali home dining experience as they eat, drink and socialise around two communal tables. Parties of any number can reserve to join the party; eating from a menu of shared dishes accompanied by endless breads, rice, chutneys, pickles and a dedicated bar.
Holloway / Restaurant / Cuisine: Fusion
Tootoomoo have bought their Asian Fusion tapas to the people of Islington, combining the best of Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine. Pared back, simple and fresh, it?s not just your tastebuds that are transported, but each venue is inspired by the ?shophouses? in the street markets of Asia, where sharing plates are bursting with delights such as Shichimi squid and chicken gyoza, whilst their taster menu lets you sample a selection of their Asian classics, which are anything but shy on flavour. Oh, and if you?re tempted by delivery, it also extends to the cocktail menu ? try lychee, or chilli for an authentic Asian experience.
Borough & Southwark / Restaurant / Cuisine: Steak House
Macellaio RC at Union Street is the third restaurant from Roberto Costa, with sites already in South Kensington and Exmouth Market. Founder Roberto Costa?s new Macellaio RC will be housed in the recent redevelopment of Union Yard Arches and will also introduce two exciting unique new concepts ? a theatrical in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery.
Eneko at One Aldwych
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Spanish
Three Michelin-starred chef Eneko Atxa has arrived in London, bringing a fresh, informal and innovative take on Basque cuisine to Covent Garden. Eneko at One Aldwych transforms carefully-sourced ingredients into beautifully presented plates that appeal to all the senses. From a seafood starter that evokes the aromas of the Bay of Biscay to wines from Eneko?s very own vineyards, see one of the world?s finest chefs reveal a modern, relaxed and playful side to his cooking with a distinct Basque Country-meets-London style.
Putney / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
View 94 Restaurant and Lounge Bar is the latest newcomer to Wandsworth?s stunning Riverside Quarter Pier with unrivalled views over the Thames. Head Chef, Antonio Sanzone, already boasts a clutch of awards including one from Tatler Magazine. His seasonal Modern European cooking with Italian influences includes Polenta Souffle with spicy broccoli spears and creamy Reggiano sauce, and a rich Lobster mocha risotto. For a theatrical approach, how about having your salmon smoked at the table for you? In the stylish Lounge Bar casual dishes are available all day with bespoke cocktails, elegant wines, craft beer. Outside boasts a dog friendly private jetty.
Kensington / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern European
Restaurant Ours launched in May 2016 on the former site of The Collection in Brompton Cross, London, SW3. Accessed by a dramatic 30-metre ?catwalk? entrance, which was originally created by Norman Foster, the spectacular triple-height space, designed by Sally McCoy, is fashioned for maximum style, comfort and impact. Three beautiful trees provide a striking verdant focal point. There is seating for up to 120, with a central integral bar, a mezzanine level (The Living Room) for lounging and dining, and an open kitchen at the rear of the restaurant that delivers an additional lively effect.
City of London / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Modern British
A British dining room founded by Mark Jarvis, Anglo is a projection of Mark?s experiences working and living in both Europe and Asia. The end product is simple yet refined dishes such as plaice with charred leek and Isle of Wight tomatoes and seaweed. Anglo?s simplicity extends to its drinks menu, with a small batch of distilled spirits and a wine list of lesser known grape varieties available for diners to enjoy. The meals are had in an informal setting, breaking away from the formalities of a traditional dining room, which only adds to the Anglo charm.
Patty & Bun
Shoreditch / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: Burgers
More than just another ?branch" on the Patty & Bun tree, Redchurch Street takes the P&B ethos and cranks it up a level. Upstairs, there is a counter top and bar seating area with an open kitchen and a hot little bar. Downstairs, there is a proper old-style speakeasy drinking den with plush banquette seating and a banging DJ set up for late nights. Holding up to 40 people in total, P&B Redchurch is a site very much bespoke to the area and surrounding neighbourhood, with a real focus on food, drink and bar offering, accompanied with the classic P&B service, atmosphere and awesome burgers.
West End / Bar / Restaurant / Cuisine: American
Shotgun BBQ, on Soho?s Kingly Street, delivers authentic American barbecue in a New Orleans-style cocktail lounge to Soho. Shotgun has a long sweeping marble-topped bar with bar-side dining, leather banquettes with wood panelling and low lighting - as well as a lower floor with open kitchen, wood store for the wood burning smokers and a semi-private dining room.
Clerkenwell / Restaurant / Cuisine: Indian
New Delis restaurant offers a unique Indian dining experience, with healthy, modern and fully customisable dishes that don?t sacrifice the passion, authenticity and taste of traditional, home-cooked food. If you love Indian street food, New Delis has a great selection of chaats, grills and snacks like the Bombay slider, a twist on famous wada-pav, the bhel-puri chaat and pani-puri for which our diners travel to us from far and wide. Hot and spicy hakka chilli chicken is comfort food at its best, and detox dalma of cumin, lentils and vegetables is a deliciously tantalising yet healthy choice.
Hackney / Restaurant / Cuisine: British
Located in Hackney, East London, Legs offers delicious options for lunch, and wine-focused dining in the evening. Legs is driven by seasonality and quality produce, with a daily-changing menu. The wine offering focuses on small independent producers, who strive to best represent the land they grow on. Food is nourishing and simple for lunch, with interesting plates sympathetic to wine by night. The design of Legs - a light, organic, casual space - fosters a fun, relaxed environment where visitors can grab a bite during the day or relax with a meal or glass of wine in the evening.
Balham / Bar / Cuisine: Cafe
Brother Marcus the Garden Café in Balham serving all day brunch, Caravan Coffee and smoothies by day and loaded buns, cocktails, wine and beer by night. The indoor/outdoor café, bar and event location focusses on seasonal, organic and the highest quality produce. Brother Marcus is passionate about every ingredient used. With a retractable glass façade, light spills throughout creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere seating 35 guests inside and 28 outside. The colour palate is a composition of stone grey, creamy vanilla, hues of honey and caramel from the natural wood and vibrant greens from the potted foliage lining the walls.
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