HOTTEST OPENINGS OF SPRING 2016

The winter months are all but a distant memory as sunnier days approach, and with it, some great new openings. What would seem a seasonal occruance is another offering from Jason Atherton, this time he  turns his attention to Japanese cuisine with new opening Sosharu (which translates to 'Social'... he loves that word); American style BBQ restaurant and bar 'Porky's' takes over the 'Fire and Feathers' site on the Fulham Road; Damien Hirst re-opens his high-profile restaurant Pharmacy 2; and BBQ cuisine legends Pitt Cue re-open in The City (and this time you can make reservations); plus loads more. 

SMOKEY TAILS

2 - 4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU

Smokey Tails, the cult ‘Beats & Eats’ pop-up created by DJ Seth Troxler, Wilderness festival co-founder Jo Vidler and flavour technician Jona Ahearne will be making a permanent home in…

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Opening Timings
Monday - Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday - Friday 09:00 - 23:00
Saturday 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday 11:00 - 20:30

Nearest Station : Hoxton

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THE STABLE

16-18 Whitechapel Rd, E1 1EW

It’s simple food, that’s simply amazing. We proudly source prime local ingredients from the finest growers and producers in the region to create our totally unique, West Country inspired dishes. It…

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

Nearest Station : Whitechapel

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RANDY'S WING BAR

28 East Bay Lane, Here East, London, E20 3BS

Conceived from a mutual love of chicken wings, good friendship and strong family ties to a Norfolk chicken farm, the Randy’s duo, Richard and Andy, embarked on a wing tasting…

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Monday 18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday - Wednesday 12:00 - 23:30
Thursday - Sunday 12:00 - 23:30

Nearest Station : Hackney Wick

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RESTAURANT OURS

264 Brompton Road, South Kensington SW3 2AS

Simple yet stand-out, radical yet refined, Restaurant Ours brings the outside in to create an unexpected space hidden in the heart of Knightsbridge. Unpretentious, effortless and elegant with a nod to…

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Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
Sunday 12:00 - 21:00

Nearest Station : South Kensington

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PIZZA PILGRIMS COVENT GARDEN

23 Garrick St, Covent Garden WC2E 9BN

A Neapolitan Pizzeria in Covent Garden. We offer takeaway and speedy pizza dining upstairs, whilst people with more time on their hands can enjoy a pizza washed down with Birra…

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Opening Timings
Monday - Saturday 11:30 - 23:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:00

Nearest Station : Covent Garden

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MORITO HACKNEY ROAD

195 Hackney Rd, Hackney E2 8JL

Moro and Morito chef proprietors, Sam & Sam Clark, have opened their third restaurant, located at 195 Hackney Road. In keeping with Moro and Morito on Exmouth Market, Hackney Road will…

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Monday - Sunday 12:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Hoxton

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OSTERIA 60

60 Hyde Park Gate, Mayfair SW7 5BB

Osteria 60 is an extravagant version of a Milanese Trattoria. The textured gold walls and bronze pendants create a decadent atmosphere in which you can enjoy the vibrant and colourful…

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Monday - Sunday 07:00 - 23:00

Nearest Station : High Street Kensington

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COTTON'S NOTTING HILL

157-159 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3LF

Now in its 30th year, Cottons Rhum Shack still maintains the title of ‘London’s Best Caribbean Restaurant’. Whether you’re making your way through the 250 strong rum collection or enjoying…

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Monday - Thursday 17:00 - 00:00
Friday 17:00 - 02:00
Saturday 12:00 - 02:00
Sunday 12:00 - 00:00

Nearest Station : Notting Hill Gate

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HUMBLE GRAPE FLEET STREET

1 St Bride's Passage, City of London EC4Y 8EJ

We want you to enjoy wine on your terms. So, you can buy bottles to savour at home via our shop, you can order by the glass, carafe or bottle…

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Monday - Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
Thursday & Friday 12:00 - 00:00

Nearest Station : Blackfriars

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TALLI JOE

152 - 156 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8HL

Talli Joe is an all-day drinking and dining venue, set in a buzzy, casual setting on Shaftesbury Avenue. The team here uses halfplates andfulldrinks to present a new avatar of India on your table. Joe is the everyman traveller…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:30

Nearest Station : Leicester Square

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ZIMA - Russian Street Food and Bar

45 Frith Street, W1D 4SD

Russia's most celebrated chef Alexei Zimin brings together street and gourmet food, which combine in an array of tapas-style creations featuring classic ingredients like sturgeon, herring, scallops, crab, venison and…

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Tues - Wed 12:00 - 01:00
Thurs 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 01:00

Nearest Station : Tottenham Court Road

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PADELLA PASTA

6 Southwark Street, Borough SE1 1TQ

Padella Borough Market is the culmination of Tim and Jordan’s (Trullo, Highbury) long held dream to open a pasta bar serving hand rolled pasta with sauces and fillings inspired from…

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Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 22:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Nearest Station : London Bridge

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THE LIGHTERMAN

3 Granary Square, N1C 4BH

The Lighterman is a new pub, dining room and bar on Granary Square, King’s Cross. Our name is inspired by the industrial past of King’s Cross, and the Victorian Lightermen who…

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Mon - Thurs 08:00 - 23:30
Fri 08:00 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
Sun 09:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : King's Cross

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CAFE MONICO

39-45 Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D 6LA

On London’s Shaftesbury Avenue, Cafe Monico serves French-Italian dishes from breakfast through to dinner, seven days a week. Inspired by the original Cafe Monico, established nearby in 1877, we offer…

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Mon - Thurs 08:00 - 00:00
Friday - Saturday 09:00 - 01:00
Sunday 09:00 - 00:00

Nearest Station : Tottenham Court Road

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BANH BANH

46 Peckham Rye, SE15 4JR

We’re Banh Banh, a family-run business with a passion for bringing authentic Vietnamese cuisine to the London food scene. A total of five siblings, we’re located in South East London’s…

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Tues - Thurs 18:00 - 22:00
Fri 18:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
Sun 12:00 - 21:00

Nearest Station : Peckham Rye Station

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SOM SAA

43A Commercial Street, E1 6BD

We're a Thai restaurant and bar using seasonal British produce and quality Asian ingredients to serve regional dishes from across Thailand. Previously in residence at Climpson's Arch, we now have a permanent home…

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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:30
Sat 17:00 - 00:00
Sun 17:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Shoreditch High Street

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WALTER AND MONTY

Bury Court, EC3a 7BA

A new charcoal restaurant redefining the barbecue cookout. When it comes to food, our philosophy is to keep it simple. We've taken barbecue food back to its roots to celebrate…

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Monday - Friday 11:30 - 14:30

Nearest Station : Liverpool Street

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SANTA MARIA PIZZERIA

94 Waterford road, Fulham SW6 2HA

The pizza served in Santa Maria, is exactly the same as the pizza you can eat on the streets of Naples, using the same ingredients and adopting the same cooking…

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Mon - Sun 12:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Fulham Broadway

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COUNTER CULTURE

16 The Pavement, Clapham Old Town SW4 0HY

Welcome to Counter Culture - The Dairy’s naughty little brother, located just next door. A small snack bar with just 15 seats and no phone, Counter Culture is a celebration of…

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Tue - Fri 6pm - 11pm
Saturday 3pm - 11pm

Nearest Station : Clapham Common

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CHARLOTT'ES W5

Unit 1, Dickens Yard, Longfield Avenue, W5 2TD

You’ve got home, you’ve got the office, this is your ‘third place’ for work, play and everything in between. We have the space, flexibility and hospitality to look after you…

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Monday - Sunday 08:00 - 23:30

Nearest Station : Ealing Broadway

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SOSHARU

Turnmill Building, 63 Clerkenwell Road, EC1M 5RR

Sosharu is an izakaya-style restaurant serving casual yet refined Japanese cuisine, using ingredients inspired by the turning British seasons. Created by Jason and Irha Atherton in Collaboration with Executive Head…

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Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:00

Nearest Station : Farringdon

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ENCANT

16 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden WC2E 7NJ

Encant, translating as ‘imp’ or ‘sprite’, but also ‘mischief’ and ‘charm’, is both the name and ethos of this exciting restaurant, situated at 16 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NJ. Explains chef-patron…

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Monday - Saturday 12pm - 11.30pm

Nearest Station : Covent Garden

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PORKY'S BBQ CHELSEA

343 Fulham road, Chelsea SW10 9TW

This is the fifth opening by a brand taking the city by storm. Porky’s has always had style but to fit in with the new neighbours the Fulham Road location…

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

Nearest Station : Fulham Broadway

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PHARMACY 2

9 Newport Street, Lambeth SE11 6AH

Located within Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, south London, Pharmacy 2 is Damien Hirst’s restaurant, opened in collaboration with Mark Hix. Pharmacy 2 serves classic British and European food, catering for…

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Opening Timings
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 00:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Nearest Station : Lambeth

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THEO'S SIMPLE ITALIAN

34-44 Barkston Gardens, SW5 0EW

Theo’s Simple Italian at The Hotel Indigo® London Kensington Earl’s Court, is situated in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The restaurant is open all day, serving a…

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Monday - Friday 06:30 - 22:30
Saturday - Sunday 07:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Earls Court

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FRENCHIE COVENT GARDEN

16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden WC2E 8QH

Gregory Marchand behind the hugely popular Frenchie, Frenchie Wine Bar, Frenchie To Go and the brand new Wine Shop (all in the Rue du Nil in Paris second arrondissement) is thrilled…

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Tuesday - Saturday 12:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Covent Garden

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OLIVER MAKI

33 Dean Street, W1D 4PW

Combining Japanese tradition with global flavours and exciting textures, Oliver Maki, situated right in the heart of Soho, is a leader in innovative and family-run Japanese cuisine with five award-winning…

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Monday - Thursday 12:00 - 23:30
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:30

Nearest Station : Tottenham Court Road

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Explore London

MAMOUNIA MAYFAIR

37A Curzon Street, Mayfair W1J 7TZ

BALLS & COMPANY

58 Greek St, Soho W1D 3DY

LA POULE AU POT

231 Ebury Street, Chelsea SW1W 8UT

VILLANDRY GRAND CAFE

170 Great Portland St, Marylebone W1W 5QB

RABBIT RESTAURANT

172 Kings Road, Chelsea SW3 4UP

UMU

14-16 Bruton Place, Mayfair W1J 6LX

LOBSTER KITCHEN

111 Great Russell St, Fitzrovia WC1B 3NQ

TYPING ROOM

Patriot Square, Bethnal Green E2 9NF