Bob Bob Ricard’s sibling finally opens in The City, Barrafina Coal Drops Yard opens a terrace and Mayfair favourite Wild Honey moves to St James’s.
Read our guide to the restaurant openings in London this May.
A new terrace bar and grill restaurant from the Barrafina team will open at Coal Drops Yard in King’s Cross this month.
Featuring table-top grills where diners can cook their own meat and seafood, the menu includes 50-day aged rump steak, milk-fed lamb’s kidneys, artichokes, Middlewhite pork chop and diver caught scallops.
A Spanish wine list will offer wines by the glass starting from £5 and bottle starting from £25, as well as Spanish fine wines, sherries, Estrella Galicia beer, and gin and tonics.
Wild Honey St James will open later this month on the former site of The Balcon restaurant at Sofitel London St James.
After 12 years in Mayfair, the Wild Honey St James will continue the French-based contemporary, seasonal cooking with nods to the British Isles for which Wild Honey became well known.
Dishes intended for the launch will include Warm smoked eel and rillettes; Traditional bouillabaisse; Slow-cooked and crisp tripe with sweet spice, fried egg and raw cream; Roast saddle of rabbit with slow-cooked shoulder cottage pie; Tarte Tropezienne; Classic English custard tart; and London Wild Honey ice cream.
Bob Bob Cite
This new sister restaurant to the popular Soho restaurant, Bob Bob Ricard, will be located in the Leadenhall Building (The Cheesegrater) and will open on 10 May.
Taking 5 years to complete, the restaurant will serve Eric Chavot’s classics French cuisine, including French Onion Soup, Escargots, Veal Blanquette and Daube de Boeuf Provencal.
There will be ‘Pressez pour le champagne’ buttons, continuing the tradition of keeping Champagne on demand.
Brunch at St Leonards
St Leonards has introduced a new Saturday brunch menu to their menu, with dishes from the restaurant’s log fuelled harth.
Dishes include Smoked pork cheek hash with poached egg & hollandaise, bavette steak & eggs with corno peppers & salsa macha (pictured below), grilled mushroom tartine with herbed labneh & poached eggs and brioche ricotta with rhubarb & pistachio.
The specially created Hair of the Dog cocktail selection will be available to go with the brunch dishes.
Stratford Brasserie is opening this month in a new 42 storey building in east London.
The man responsible for both the St Pancras hotel renovation and Chiltern Firehouse (with Andre Balazs), Harry Handelsman, is behind the restaurant which will be run by Ben Harrington, who has most recently been at Soho House.
The restaurant offers an all-day menu, focusing on sharing dishes, plus there will be pizzas from an outdoor wood oven as well as schnitzel, risotto and burgers.
This popular fried chicken restaurant is opening its first space in Soho this month on Wardour Street.
There are no surprises on the menu, continuing with what they do best. There is a new sandwich on the menu, however – The CHIK’N Chop with ‘spice up your life samurai sauce’.
Fried chicken fans will love it.