From Hong Kong fast food to neighborhood Italian Restaurantshere’s the latest drop of new pubs, restaurants and bars to try in London in April…
Photo: Three Uncles
1 Late night dining at Harrods, Knightsbridge
This iconic department store is now open for evening meals, and the mosaic walls of the stunning dining room are something to behold. While the dining room alone is worth a visit, the room’s selection of superb restaurants is a perfect fit for such a large room. Kama by Vineet, from one of India’s first chefs to run a Michelin-starred restaurant, serves hearty portions of tasty traditional Indian dishes, and there’s also Kerridge’s Fish & Chips, The Sushi Bar, Caviar House & Prunier. There’s also the Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, Jason Atherton’s Harrods Social and Baccarat Bar to try as well.
Address: Ground Floor, 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge SW1X 7XL
The dining room taken on June 23, 2019, photography, food
Noci, Islington. Photo: lateef.photography
2 Noci, Islington
Louis Korovilas (ex-Locatelli and Bancone) has opened a new neighborhood Italian restaurant overlooking Islington Green. Drawing inspiration from travels through Italy and the country’s regional specialties, the short-season menu features pasta dishes and Sicilian street snacks – fritti. This includes fried packets of leek, taleggio, gorgonzola and walnuts, as well as saffron and nduja arancini with pecorino; and parmesan and calamari fritti with nori and bagna cauda. For drinks, you have beer, wine and cocktails, plus a changing range of seasonal spirits.
Address: 4-6 Islington Green N1 2XA
3 Madhu’s Brasserie Richmond
Following the successful launch of Madhu’s Brasserie Knightsbridge on the 5th floor of Harvey Nichols, the traditional all-day dining Indian restaurant brings its much-loved Indian cuisine south of the river to Richmond. The refined and contemporary menu was created with award-winning Indian caterers Madhu’s. Paying homage to history, the menu offers new interpretations of authentic dishes passed down from generation to generation.
Address: 106 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1UR
Madhu’s Richmond Brewery. Photo: Madhu’s
The Spread Eagle Wandsworth. Photo: The spread eagle
4 The Spread Eagle Wandsworth
After a complete refurbishment of the hotel, this Grade II listed pub and hotel has reopened. Now beautifully restored with chandeliers, etched glass and reclaimed wooden floors, the pub serves British pub fare such as banger and mash, Welsh lamb with a burnt gem, apple fondue of earth and onions and mint, as well as craft beers and draft beers. Upstairs, you will find 21 charming rooms.
Address: 71 Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18 2PT
5 Amalfi, Soho
Italian-inspired Amalfi brings laid-back Italian warmth to Soho. The dining room is spread over two floors and an outdoor terrace, and the restaurant is outfitted to evoke Italian coastal summers with marble mosaic flooring, ceramic potted plants, and lemon trees. There is also a small private garden room that can accommodate up to 22 guests. Open for lunch and dinner, the contemporary menu features hand-stretched pizzas and fresh pastas, such as spaghetti vongole and similar dishes of veal cotoletta and lemon sole served on the bone.
Address: 25 Argyll Street, Soho, W1F 7TU
Amalfi Italian Restaurant, Soho. Photo: Amalfi
6 Umbrella workshop, Shoreditch
The team behind The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company recently opened a 12-seat cocktail bar in Shoreditch. Both a shop and a bar, everything on Umbrella The workshop shelves are available to take home. Housed in a 19th-century workshop, the team restored the space with a custom bar made from 500-year-old reclaimed wood. The menu changes daily and the bar hosts tastings and workshops.
Address: Unit 10, Cleeve Workshops Boundary Street, E2 7JD
7 Three Uncles, Brixton Village
Famous Hong Kong-style Siu Mei masters of London have finally opened their first restaurant after giving up take-out kiosks for three years. You can still get the original menu of home-roasted and ground-to-order Cantonese meats to eat in or take out, but new eat-only items have also been added to the menu, such as family-style lotus leaf rice. . with Chinese sausage, steamed chicken, shiitake mushrooms and chestnuts.
Address: Unit 19 & 20, Brixton Village SW9 8PR
Three Uncles, Brixton Village. Photo: Three Uncles
Amaro, Kensington. Photo: Amaro
8 Amaro, Kensington
Launched by former Savoy head mixologist Elon Soddu, Amaro combines five-star hospitality and mixology with the convenience of a neighborhood cocktail bar. The intimate premises can accommodate 38 people and combine classic cocktail traditions with innovative techniques and contemporary mixology. The creative and alluring space features white marble flooring, a black granite bar and a back lit onyx bar, making this creative and alluring space a good option for a date night.
Address: 15 Kensington High Street W8 5NP
9 The Slender White Duke, Soho
An all-day dining and dining venue for creatives to work, play and create. The brainchild of production designer Sasha and musician Giovanni Almonte, the Thin White Duke’s style wears its hat to Berlin, Japan and Bowie, and serves an all-day menu of cicchetti, cocktails and coffee. It also has recording studios if that’s your thing.
Address: 22B Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LD
The seminary studio, The Thin White Duke, Soho. Photo: Lucy Richards
Tattu, current building, Tottenham Court Road. Photo: Tatu
ten Tattu, now under construction, Tottenham Court Road
With restaurants already in Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh, the luxurious Tattu has arrived in London, right in the heart of the capital in fact. From its rooftop position on Tottenham Court Road, the contemporary Chinese restaurant offers spectacular city views and an atmospheric dining experience. Inspired by a traditional Chinese courtyard house, the decadent dining room surrounds a central garden and there is also an outdoor terrace. Head there for dim sum or sharing plates or a fancy cocktail or two.
Address: The Now Building, Outernet, Denmark Pace, WC2H 0LA
11 The Lowback, Canary Wharf
Officially launched at the end of March, The Lowback is steak restaurant Hawsksmoor’s first new bar since launching its site in Spitalfields. It is also the biggest. Located on the docks of Canary Wharf’s floating pavilion, the Lowback’s menu encompasses all the traditional elements of a Hawksmoor bar, but with a little extra swagger – from sub-zero martinis to champagne cocktails, for example. For snacking while drinking, try Hawksmoor’s Corned Beef Nuggets, Bone Marrow Oysters and Big Matt Burger.
Address: 1 Water Street E14 5GX