HOTTEST OPENINGS OF LATE 2013

There was a nice spread in late 2013 with new and exciting restaurants openings across London and covering a wide range of cuisine. Possibly the most wave-making restaurant of the latter part of 2013 has to be Gymkhana. A shoe-in for next year's Michelin Star awards, this beautifully designed celebration of Indian cuisine is the absolute place to be and has received rave reviews from virtually every credible source. That's not all Sticks 'n' Sushi, Murano, The Rum Kitchen and The Gate all open second sites; Seth Troxler takes a dabble in the food trade with 'Smokey Tails'; and Rextail brings bags of protein... plus many more. 

THE RUNNING HORSE

50 Davies Street, Mayfair W1K 5JE

Established in 1738, The Running Horse is the oldest public house and kitchen in Mayfair. A collaboration between James Chase of the award-winning Chase distillery and Dominic Jacobs, former bar…

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Opening Timings
Monday - Friday 07:30 - 00:00
Saturday 09:00 - 02:00

Nearest Station : Bond Street

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JONES AND SONS

Arcola Street, Dalston E8 2DJ

Jones & Sons is a classic British café, bar and restaurant open all day with a good choice of carefully sourced and prepared food. Housed in an old Victorian textile factory in…

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Monday - Tuesday 06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday - Thur 11:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 00:00
Sunday 11:00 - 23:00

Nearest Station : Dalston Kingsland

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GYMKHANA

42 Albemarle Street, Mayfair W1S 4JH

Located in Mayfair London, Gymkhana is Karam Sethi's newest venture. Offering Indian cuisine and inspired by the Colonial Indian gymkhana clubs. Gymkhana, located in Mayfair is inspired by the Colonial Indian…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 01:00

Nearest Station : Green Park

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LANES OF LONDON

140 Park Lane, Park Lane W1K 7AA

The restaurant is steeped in drama with the use of screens made from a variety of antiqued and coloured olive glass detail, adding an element of intrigue to the layout…

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Monday - Sunday 06:30 - 23:00

Nearest Station : Marble Arch

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OBIKA

19-20 Poland St, London W1F 8QF

Obikà Mozzarella Bar is a casual Italian restaurant concept based on best Mozzarellas di Bufala Campana, together with traditional Italian recipes and high-quality Italian handmade products, prepared “in sight” and…

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Nearest Station : Oxford Circus

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HO MODERN VIETNAMESE

55-59 Old Compton Street, Soho W1D 6HP

The House of Ho, a modern twist on traditional Vietnamese cuisine in the heart of Soho, London. This 90-seat site is fun, informal, sexy and moderately priced, showcasing a modern…

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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:30
Thur - Sat 12:00 - 23:30

Nearest Station : Piccadilly Circus

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DIRTY BONES KENSINGTON

20 Kensington Church Street, W8 4EP

Dirty Bones is a walk in restaurant. We have 2 dining rooms and a bar, where you can wait whilst enjoying one of our signature cocktails should there be no…

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Tuesday - Sunday 18:00 - 00:00

Nearest Station : High Street Kensington

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BONES

52 Kingsland Road, Hoxton E2 8DP

Bones adds a modern twist to the traditional European menu. Nestled in the heart of Shoreditch, London, we offer a savory selection of rotisserie meats and vegetables, alongside tasty local…

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Nearest Station : Hoxton

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APE & BIRD

142 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8HJ

The Ape & Bird Public House is situated on the south-east corner of Cambridge Circus at the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and West Street. The site previously housed The Marquis…

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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23.30
Sunday 12:00 to 22:30

Nearest Station : Tottenham Court Road

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RITA'S BAR AND DINING

175 Mare Street, Hackney E8 3RH

Rita"s began as a pop-up restaurant in East London from 2012-2013. Founded by a group of four friends, the menu is as varied as their personalities, showcasing what the group set…

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Mon 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
Sun 12:00 - 21:00

Nearest Station : London Fields

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CHEZ MAL

Malmaison Hotel, Clerkenwell EC1M 6AH

A modern twist on the traditional steakhouse. Cut the bull, let's eat.

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Nearest Station : Barbican

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REXTAIL

13 Albemarle Street, Mayfair W1S 4HJ

Premium quality steaks from the world’s finest cattle – Irish Black Angus and Snake River Wagyu among them - will be at the forefront of Rextail’s menu. Other main course highlights will…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:30
Sunday 12:00 - 23:30

Nearest Station : Green Park

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THE JONES FAMILY PROJECT

78 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3JL

Our cuisine focuses on contemporary grilled meats and seafood with a global twist in terms of the seasoning, ingredients and cooking methods. We have a Josper oven which cooks steaks…

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Monday - Friday 09:00 - 00:00
Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Nearest Station : Old Street

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EARLHAM St CLUBHOUSE

35 Earlham St, Covent Garden WC2H 9LD

The Earlham Street Clubhouse brings the preppy 90's American feel of an East Coast beach club to the heart of Covent Garden. Offering an extensive cocktail list and NYC style…

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Monday - Saturday 17:00 - 00:00

Nearest Station : Covent Garden

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PEYOTE

13 Cork Street, Mayfair W1S 3NS

Contemporary Mexican restaurant on Cork Street, Mayfair. Working with some of Mexico's finest chefs, Peyote have developed a unique and refined interpretation. Using fresh, seasonal ingredients, their refined and contemporary interpretation…

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Mon - Wed 12:00 - 22:30
Thur - Fri 12:00 - 02:00
Saturday 18:30 - 02:00

Nearest Station : Green Park

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SIXTYONE

34-40 Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7TW

Sixtyone is a neighbourhood restaurant in south Marylebone less than 5 minutes walk from Park Lane. We serve great food with big, bold flavours inspired by the travels of our…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Nearest Station : Marylebone

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THE GATE Hammersmith

51 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QL

Adrian and Michael Daniel have been running London's most successful vegetarian restaurant since December 1989. The cooking at the Gate reflects the diverse cultural background in which we grew up…

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CAFE MURANO

33 St James's St, Mayfair SW1A 1HD

We opened the little sister to my original restaurant Murano in the heart of St James in November. I wanted to create a restaurant that you could drop in and eat in every…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday 11:30 - 16:00

Nearest Station : Green Park

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ZUMBURA

36a Old Town, Clapham SW4 0LB

Zumbura is an exciting Clapham based restaurant featuring authentic homemade food from the Purab region on North East India. Using family recipes that have been handed down through the generations,…

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Mon - Wed 18:00 - 22:00
Thur - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
Sunday 18:00 - 22:00

Nearest Station : Clapham Common

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STICKS 'N' SUSHI

11 Henrietta St, Covent Garden WC2E 8PY

Sticks’n’Sushi serve high-quality, fresh food based on a unique combination of traditional sushi and yakitori sticks from the grill. So for those less keen on fish, there is a selection…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

Nearest Station : Covent Garden

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AUGUSTUS HARRIS

33 Catherine St, Covent Garden WC2B 5JT

Augustus Harris is inspired by the bàcari of Venice. We are now open all day serving cicheti, crostini, spritz and an all Italian wine list. At lunch we also have a beautiful…

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Monday 17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 23:00
Saturday 13:00 - 23:00

Nearest Station : Covent Garden

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FOXLOW

69-73 St John St, Clerkenwell EC1M 4AN

Founded by the team behind the Hawksmoor, this world-fusion restaurant takes you on a meat drenched voyage through multiple cuisine.

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 22:30
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Nearest Station : Farringdon

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BOOPSHIS

31 Windmill Street, Soho W1T 2JN

Enter the Schnitzel, an Austrian comfort dish and the name of the game here at Boopshi’s. With a wide selection of equally comforting sides, choose from veal, chicken or pork…

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Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 23:00

Nearest Station : Goodge Street

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CHICKEN SHOP

141 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0SY

From the Soho House Group - a restaurant dedicated to Chicken. 

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Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Tooting Broadway

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EMBER YARD

60-61 Berwick Street, Soho W1F 8SU

Ember Yard is the fourth restaurant from Salt Yard Group and takes inspiration from Spanish and Italian methods of cooking over charcoal. Ember Yard is located at number 60 Berwick Street (in…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Oxford Circus

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TRIP KITCHEN

339-340 Acton Mews, Haggerston E8 4EA

With authentic cooking by Selin Kiazim, who was the crowned Spanish Young Chef of the Year in 2010, you are always going to be in with a treat. Our bar is…

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Tuesday 05:00 - 23:00
Wednesday - Friday 06:00 - 23:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Nearest Station : Haggerston

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ANDINA

1 Redchurch Street, Shoreditch E2 7DJ

Andean cooking is the soul food of Peru and the Andes are home to some of the world’s most nutritious ingredients such as Peruvian quinoa, maca, amaranth, cape gooseberry, purple…

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Monday - Friday 08:00 - 23:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday 10:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Old Street

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THE RUM KITCHEN SOHO

Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, W1B 5PQ

Caribbean inspired beach shack restaurant and cocktail bar. Currently found in Notting Hill and Soho. Their new opening in Carnaby street, the Caribbean blessings have been spread to a central and…

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Monday - Thursday 11:00 - 00:00
Friday - Saturday 11:00 - 00:30
Sunday 12:00 - 23:00

Nearest Station : Piccadilly

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ON THE BAB

305 Old Street, Shoreditch EC1V 9LA

On the Bab is a Korean street food restaurant and takeaway. A place for casual dining where typical Korean drinks and popular dishes can be enjoyed together in a Korean tradition…

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Monday - Saturday 11.30 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Old Street

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