New Restaurant Openings and News

March 2016

Jason Atherton opens in Clerkenwell, Mark Hix collaborates with Damien Hirst, an American diner in Soho and a new all-day venue in King’s Cross.

Read our guide to the new restaurant openings and events to have on your radar for March 2016.

Bukowski Grill

Bukowski Grill has opened a 70-cover, all-day restaurant and bar in Soho at 10 D’arblay Street.

Bukowski Grill Restaurant

Inspired by an American diner, Bukowski Grill showcases carefully-sourced British produce cooked over charcoal in a josper oven as well as a range of hamburgers, adventurous toppings (think Morbier cheese, pickled red cabbage and chilli pickled Brussels sprouts) and in-house-made condiments.

The restaurant is open all day and features a large range of dishes, weekly changing blackboard specials, weekday breakfasts and a new weekend brunch.

Pharmacy 2

Damien Hirst’s new restaurant, in collaboration with Mark Hix, has opened at Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall.

The restaurant, Pharmacy 2, will serve classic British and European food, catering for visitors to the exhibitions throughout the day, and evening diners when the gallery is closed.

Sosharu, Clerkenwell

The Social Company launches its seventh London restaurant with the opening of Sosharu, a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant situated in the Turnmill Building on Clerkenwell Road.

A 40 cover cocktail bar, Seven Tales, will be located in the basement of the restaurant.

Sosharu London

Serving casual yet refined Japanese cuisine using British seasonal ingredients, the menu at Sosharu will comprise of small dishes, with sections dedicated to different specialities including temaki, hibachi grill, yaki grill, tempura, sashimi and more.

(note: Read our guide to the best restaurants in Clerkenwell.)


Tim Siadatan and Jordan Frieda, the duo behind renowned Italian restaurant Trullo in Highbury, will open their second restaurant Padella this month.

Located in Borough Market, Padella’s menu will be made up of eight handmade pasta dishes taken from Trullo’s ‘greatest hits’, using fresh pasta rolled in the window of the restaurant just hours before service.

The Rum Kitchen opens a third restaurant

The Rum Kitchen Caribbean restaurant has announced the opening of a new site in Brixton.

Executive Chef Ross Clarke and his team, who have recently upgraded the menus, will be bringing a wealth of experience to the kitchen and the menu will continue to be keeping its Caribbean roots, but will also play with flavours from around the world.

The bar will offer over 200 exotic rums and the experienced bar teams will be shaking up their classic list of 66 house cocktails.

The Woodford

Former Young National Chef of the Year winner, Ben Murphy, is opening his first restaurant, The Woodford, in South Woodford on 1st March.

The Woodford Restaurant

The a la carte menu will include signature dishes such as Hay smoked pigeon breast, confit egg yolk & burnt brown bead consommé and Lobster, lemon, peach & fennel.

Ben will also serve a dedicated grill offering with classic British steaks, chops, Creedy Carver duck and Norfolk Black whole chicken, as well as a seven course tasting menu.

Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

Following an extensive refurbishment, The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe re-opens its doors this month with a fresh, contemporary new look.

Swan, Shakespeare’s Globe

The Swan will showcase classic British dishes with a contemporary twist: Signature dishes from the main menu include​ ​salt baked heritage beetroot, smoked ricotta, pickled walnuts​; Cornish fish stew with Norfolk saffron potatoes and garlic mayonnaise​; and ​Beef Wellington with ​s​avoy cabbage, carrots and a Madeira and truffle jus​. ​

The Lighterman

Pub, dining room and bar, The Lighterman, is opening in March 2016 on Granary Square, King’s Cross.

Spanning the entire eastern side of the square, the brand new standalone building will offer all-day drinking and dining across three floors, with outside seating overlooking both Regent’s Canal and Granary Square.

Interiors will be industrial and minimalist with large open spaces, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, exposed concrete walls and a neutral pared-back colour scheme.

LIMA delicatessen in Harrods

The owners of Michelin starred LIMA Fitzrovia and LIMA Floral have launched a Peruvian delicatessen in the Harrods Food Hall.

The deli menu offers a variety of Peruvian dishes designed to take-away for lunch and dinner on the go.

Lima at harrods

The range incorporates both traditional and contemporary Peruvian cooking, celebrating vibrant and innovative flavours reflecting the gastronomic expansion seen in Peru over recent years.

B&H Kitchen

Bourne & Hollingsworth Group is launching B&H Kitchen, a brand new cookery school opening on Tuesday 1st March 2016.

Run by the group’s new executive chef, Adam Gray (Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, Rhodes Twenty Four, Skylon), B&H Kitchen will be a place to learn cooking techniques, seasonal recipes and ingredient knowledge in a beautifully designed space in Clerkenwell.

Classes will take place three times a week and accommodate up to twelve participants. 

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