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New London Restaurants Opening in 2021

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It’s been a turbulent year for the restaurant world, to say the least. Yet despite everything, we’re seeing brave chefs and restaurateurs standing up to the challenges and launching new ventures. London’s food scene is back – with a whole host of fresh talent. These are the best new restaurants in London.

New Restaurants in London Opening in 2021

Fallow

Fallow

Following their 12-week pop-up last year, sustainable food concept Fallow is launching a permanent site in St James’s Market. Founded by chefs Will Murray and Jack Croft, alongside chairman James Robson, the new site will revolve around sharing-style dishes, with a focus on whole animal butchery. An eco-friendly approach will also be seen through the décor, which features terrazzo-style shellfish panelling on the walls, made using leftover oyster and mussel shells accrued from their Heddon Street residency. Opens 16 November, fallowrestaurant.com

The Maine

The Maine

Joey Ghazal’s The Maine is already a hit in Dubai, and now the restaurant is coming to London’s Mayfair. Opening in Hanover Square this November, the New England-inspired brasserie will be spread over three floors in an 18th century townhouse, with a year-round terrace nestled in the venue’s former stables. The menu focuses on seafood, with family-style menus featuring everything from shrimp linguine to chicken and caviar, all thoughtfully sourced. themainemayfair.com

Isola by San Carlo

Isola by San Carlo

A new restaurant from the group behind Alto’s Dior pop-up is launching in St Christopher’s Place, designed to transport diners to Italy. Think a pink marble-topped bar and an al fresco terrace adorned with foliage, with a menu that takes inspiration from the idyllic shores of Sicily, Sardinia and Capri. sancarlo.co.uk

The Fat Badger

Gladwin Brothers

The Gladwin Brothers are adding a new restaurant to their collection: The Fat Badger in Richmond. Like the brothers’ other ventures – which include Rabbit in Chelsea and Nutbourne in Battersea – the new eatery will use ingredients sourced directly from their family farm, continuing their ethos of ‘what grows together, goes together’. British sharing specials will line the blackboards each evening, such as whole steamed fish, prime cuts of Sussex beef and a signature ‘stargazy’ pie. thefatbadger-restaurant.com

28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen, South Kensington

28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen recently launched its new site in South Kensington with its French and modern European menu being overseen by Executive Chef, Julien Baris. The restaurant offers a stunning A La Carte Menu with wines paired by Head Sommelier, Ksenia Karpenko. Hero dishes include the to-die-for vegan truffle arancini, grilled rack lamb chops and chalk stream trout. The sleek, suave design makes for a cosy environment to enjoy your lunch, dinner or late-night cocktails. With its winemakers afternoon tea, group wine tastings and private dining offerings, this restaurant is a new gastronomic delight to add to 28°-50°’s belt of existing restaurants. 2850southken.co.uk

The Seafood Bar

the seafood bar

There’s a new restaurant to get excited about for your next Friday night in Soho. The Seafood Bar is a cool import from Amsterdam, where it’s won awards and attracted lines that loop around the corner. The restaurant’s now landed on Dean Street, and offers the freshest seafood that’s seasonally and sustainably sourced. Heading up the menu are the Amsterdam restaurant’s celebrated and decadent fruits de mer platters, featuring lobster, North Sea crab, razor clams, langoustines, Dutch shrimps and more, plus oysters matured in the ‘claires’ in France, and a mixed grill of shellfish and fish cooked on a La Plancha grill. The restaurant is also entirely wind-powered, and has a zero waste policy that ensures no fish goes to waste. theseafoodbar.com

Oxeye

Sven Hanson Britt

After six years of planning, Ritz-trained Sven Hanson Britt is opening his debut restaurant in Nine Elms, Oxeye. The Masterchef: The Professionals winner – who was shortlisted as a ‘chef to watch’ at this year’s National Restaurant Awards – crowd-funded for the restaurant back in 2019, raising £36,000 in the process. Oxeye will offer fine dining alongside an art gallery, a more casual bar and a shop selling a selection of English, Irish and Welsh wines. The main dining room will initially open for three days a week, with dishes set to include Hen of the Woods glazed in jus gras, plus braised wild Cornish turbot. oxeyerestaurant.co.uk

West 4th

West 4th

Recovering from the night before? Head to new Canadian restaurant and bar West 4th, which features its own DIY Bloody Mary Bar – a drink renowned for its hangover-curing qualities. Launching in Parsons Green this September, the Vancouver-inspired eatery will serve brunch in the mornings before evolving into a chic charcuterie and wine bar. The kitchen will be headed up by chef Joseph Berney, who, aged just 22, has already worked at a number of top restaurants including Scott’s and Clipstone. Breakfast dishes will include unique takes on the traditional Canadian dish of Poutine, stacks of pancakes and waffles, plus healthier options like acai bowls and Eggs Benedict. west4thlondon.co.uk

Ebury by Fat Macy’s

Ebury

An inspiring new addition to Pimlico is Ebury by Fat Macy’s, a neighbourhood restaurant with a difference. Not only does it serve up a delicious Middle Eastern-inspired menu, the eatery also provides employment, training and support to people who have been living in temporary accommodation. Trainees will learn from professional chefs and help to run the business, gaining valuable skills as they transition into independent living. Diners will be treated to colourful dishes like aubergine maghmour, scallops with labneh, halloumi fries and toasted flatbreads, plus the restaurant will stock artisan produce from other London social enterprises. eburyrestaurant.com

Luciano

Luciano

Gino D’Acampo’s new Italian restaurant at the ME London Hotel is suitably glamorous. Think polished white marble surfaces, rich warm wood and gold accent features alongside a glass wine wall displaying the extensive selection of bottles available. Food-wise, guests will be treated to classic Italian dishes done well, from antipasti to pizzas – signature dishes include a braised beef cannelloni, lobster spaghetti and D’Acampo’s special tiramisu. lucianobyginodacampo.com

Sessions Arts Club

Sessions Arts Club

A restaurant, wine bar and art gallery space is opening in the restored Old Sessions House in Clerkenwell, found on the floor of an 18th century Grade II listed building. It’s a collaboration between artist Jonny Gent, St. John co-founder Jon Spiteri and architect Russell Potter, designed to bring together the worlds of art, design and food – which means beautiful interiors alongside a stellar menu courtesy of top chef Florence Knight. The kitchen will serve up seasonally led dishes inspired by British, French and Italian cooking, available to enjoy from a stylish dining room or on the roof terrace, which overlooks the city. sessionsartsclub.com

The Top Hat

The Top Hat

It’s taken almost a century, but someone has finally had the brainwave to launch a restaurant themed around the iconic board game of Monopoly. Launching in Tottenham Court Road this August, The Top Hat is part of Monopoly Lifesized, a 4D immersive version of the game taking place across human-sized boards. Alongside this, the restaurant will serve up a British-focused small plates menu alongside cocktails inspired by the game’s property hotspots. Think miniature fish and chips and rump steak, washed down with a champagne cocktail called The Mayfair Royal Sours. Diners will also have the option to play a card version of Monopoly while they drink. thetophatrestaurant.com

Magenta

Magenta

A feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, new Kings Cross restaurant Magenta features vivid interiors in its titular colour. Designed by British designer Henry Chebaane, the striking spot echoes the 19th century heritage of the building in which it is housed, with rich fabrics and thousands of pink and silver butterflies fluttering overhead. From here, enjoy a northern Italian-inspired menu courtesy of head chef Manuele Bazzoni, who brings with him 15 years of experience in the culinary world. magentarestaurant.co.uk

Pizzeria Mozza

Pizzeria Mozza

LA import Pizzeria Mozza made its way to London this July, opening within the uber-cool Treehouse Hotel in Marylebone. Spearheaded by Nancy Silverton, the restaurant brings a number of Pizzeria Mozza’s much-loved pizzas over from the US – famed for their unique dough recipe – alongside a selection of meat and fish dishes, plus some exciting desserts including Nancy’s own brand of ice cream. treehousehotels.com

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