London Restaurant Openings and News

November 2018

More new openings in the Coal Drops Yard site near King’s Cross with a Vermouth inspired cafe-bar, Indian restaurant Tamarind re-opens in Mayfair and Sushisamba opens in Covent Garden.

Read our guide to the restaurant openings and news in London this November.

More new openings in the Coal Drops Yard site near King’s Cross with a Vermouth inspired cafe-bar, Indian restaurant Tamarind re-opens in Mayfair and Sushisamba opens in Covent Garden.

Read our guide to the restaurant openings and news in London this November.

Fare Bar + Canteen

Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis from Sager + Wilde will launch an all-day-dining bar and canteen near Old Street.

Fare Bar + Canteen will feature a grab-and-go coffee area, cocktail and wine bar and a restaurant.

Fare Bar + Canteen, opening in Old Street in November 2018

The bar will have cocktails on tap and a 250-strong wine list sourced from boutique winemakers across the world.

The menu will feature a range of seasonal small plates and larger dishes from a robata grill.

Vermuteria

Chef Anthony Demetre has opened Vermuteria Café & Bar in the new Coal Drops Yard site in King’s Cross.

Vermuteria is based on a café-bar concept with elements of old Vermouth, Amaro and Fernet.

Vermuteria Café & Bar in the new Coal Drops Yard site in King’s Cross.

There will be a selection of Viennoiserie, and an all-day menu starting with seasonal breakfast dishes, followed by lunch, a plat du jour, some light cicchetti, cheese, charcuterie and salads to eat in or for takeaway.

Interiors feature a range of drinks-related memorabilia and artwork and vintage Vermouth bottles.

Tamarind Mayfair

Tamarind Mayfair will re-open after an eight-month refurbishment with two new head chefs: Karunesh Khanna (from Amaya) and Manav Tuli (from Chutney Mary).

Tamarind Mayfair, reopening after an 8 month refurbishment

The new menu will be a contemporary take on authentic Indian cooking with dishes cooked on the sigree grill, in the tandoor and stir-fried.

Dishes include tandoori prawn balchao with spicy and tangy chilli marinade and pistachio crusted grilled lamb chops and butternut squash kayle seekh.

LINO

LINO is a new bar and all-day restaurant in a former linoleum and carpet warehouse near Smithfield Market.

Richard Falk, formerly head chef of The Dairy in Clapham will be in charge of the food.

LINO, an all-day retaurant and bar opening near Smithfield Market

Dishes will include Sauerkraut and Montgomery cheddar croquettes and Belted Galloway wing rib of beef, with oxtail and potato tart, for two to share.

Pachamama East

The team behind Peruvian restaurant Pachamama in Marylebone and Chicama in Chelsea will open another restaurant, Pachamama East, on Great Eastern Street in Shoreditch.

Pachamama Peruvian restaurant

The menu will focus on the Asian influences on Peruvian cuisine.

The 85-cover site is split over two floors with a private dining room on the lower ground floor, which seats 16.

Sushisamba Covent Garden

Sushisamba has opened its second London site on Covent Garden Piazza.

Sushisamba Covent Garden will offer the same mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food along with a large bar area.

Sushisamba Covent Garden

Dishes include robata octopus with aji panca, peppers and nori nd Kobe Bun with horseradish mayo, aji amarillo, mustard, pickled onion, shallot and nori.

Read our guide to the best restaurants in Covent Garden for further inspiration.

Hicce

Hicce is the first solo venture from ex Murano chef, Pip Lacey, opening mid-November in the Coal Drops Yard development in King’s Cross.

Hicce will be an 80 cover restaurant on the top floor of lifestyle store Wolf & Badger, open from midday onwards seven days a week.

The menu will focus on dishes cooked by wood fire categorised by ‘meat’, ‘fish’ and ‘veg’, with a choice of three dishes in each.

Pucci Mayfair

Pucci Mayfair will open mid-November on Maddox Street in Mayfair.

Pucci Mayfair will be inspired by the famous Pucci Pizza on the King’s Road, although there will be other Mediterranean dishes beyond Italian on the menu.

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