New Restaurant Openings and News

September 2019

A new look for Franco’s, the legendary Julie’s reopens and New York’s Maison Premiere comes to the Hoxton Southwark.

Read our guide to the restaurant openings in London this month.

A new look for Franco’s, the legendary Julie’s reopens and New York’s Maison Premiere comes to the Hoxton Southwark.

Read our guide to the restaurant openings in London this month.

Franco’s

Franco’s celebrates 75 years since the first incarnation of the restaurant opened on Jermyn Street in 1945 and from 2nd September will unveil a new restaurant design and a host of new dishes to mark the occasion.

Franco's London

Head Chef, Stefano Turconi, has introduced new dishes to the menu to complement the firm favourites, including classic vitello tonnato to start, followed by chestnut tagliatelle with mixed mushrooms and Pappardelle with lamb ragù, broad beans & pecorino.

Loyal Tavern

Loyal Tavern opens this month in Bermondsey from Tom Cenci (former executive chef at Duck & Waffle) and Adam White (Riding House Café).

Loyal Tavern

Tom Cenci’s menu will include simple dishes such as Cornish mackerel with apple, pine nut and truffle and venison tartar with beef dripping.

Daily specials will also feature dishes such as rib of  ex-dairy cattle or gurnard with crab bisque, carrot and seaweed.

The restaurant is located in a former textile factory where its beautiful interiors have been given a tavern-style makeover with 100 covers, two bars and a private dining room.

Julie’s Restaurant

Julie’s Restaurant in Holland Park is due to reopen this month following an extensive refurbishment.

Julie’s first opened in November 1969 with famed interior designer Julie Hodgess at the helm.

It quickly earned a reputation for hosting a clientele of rock stars, high society names and Hollywood celebrities, in addition to Notting Hill and Holland Park locals.

Julie’s Restaurant

Shay Cooper, previously of The Goring, has been appointed as chef patron and will serve a menu of modern British cuisine, with dishes including glazed ox cheek and aged sirloin of beef.

Seabird

The Hoxton Hotel in Southwark opens a new restaurant this month on the 14th floor rooftop of the hotel.

Seabird at The Hoxton

There will be a raw bar and the seafood-focussed menu will include oysters and the ‘fresh flavours of southern Europe’.

KERB

Street food market, KERB, is opening in the covered market in Seven Dials, Covent Garden.

Local businesses will stock deli items such as artisan pies and fresh bread, as well as a florist and bookshop and regular workshops by “London’s food entrepreneurs” will be hosted there too.

Charlie’s

Michelin-starred Chef Adam Byatt takes over the restaurant at Brown’s Hotel with Charlie’s.

The menu is set to have “dishes with authentic ingredients of the highest quality sourced from suppliers across the globe, while embracing a bygone era of service with a sense of theatre”.

The menu will include dishes such as fried courgette flowers with truffle honey; whole 12oz Dover sole simply grilled or pan-fried with caper butter; roasted Yorkshire grouse, blackberries and bread sauce.

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