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6 Of The Hottest New Restaurants

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Desperate to know which dining spots are making the cut this month? From gourmet fried chicken to French bistro classics, here are six of London’s hottest new restaurants to book now…


Clapham’s latest neighbourhood hangout comes in the form of Minnow – a modern European style restaurant serving seasonal British fare. Founders Chris Frichot and Saba Tsegaye will be joined by Jake Boyce, the former Head Chef of Jason Atherton’s Social Wine and Tapas, to bring a new twist to local cooking. Flavours will be influenced by Jake’s experiences around the world, with dishes on the menu to include squid with lemongrass, lime and ginger; baby octopus with curry leaf paste and charred green mango; whole roast poussin from Minnow’s Robata grill; and caramelised watermelon with a blood orange and Campari sorbet. Hole up for the weekend for a hearty brunch – the sound of the chilli cornbread with fried egg, avocado, yoghurt and lime is enough to make any mouth water – and there’ll be fresh juices, coffees and breakfast cocktails to wash down your morning spread.

21 The Pavement, Clapham Common SW4 OHY, open mid-July

Visit MinnowClapham.co.uk


Smoke & Salt

Smoke & Salt, the much-loved modern British pop-up, has launched its first permanent residency at Pop Brixton. Food is seasonal, showcasing the best of British produce, and you can look forward to classic dishes of pork belly with broccoli, pumpkin seeds and London honey; Chalk Stream trout with house made tacos, jalapeño and white onion salsa; and lamb merguez “tartare” with grilled flatbread and labneh. What’s more, a three-course dinner with drinks will only set you back about £35 a head.

Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, Brixton SW9 8PQ

Visit SmokeAndSalt.com


Neo Bistro

The brainchild of Mark Jarvis and Alex Harper – of Anglo and The Harwood Arms fame – are teaming up in the kitchen once more for their latest foodie offering, Neo Bistro. Going back-to-basics, Mark and Alex’s Mayfair haunt will take foodies away from the faff of fine dining, and instead introduce them to good quality food served in a relaxed, laid-back setting. Apparently, this is what all the classically trained chefs are doing in Paris, with a new wave of modern bistros dedicated to serving simple, affordable plates of home-cooked, hearty food. There’ll be no daintiness or theatrics at Neo Bistro – just big flavours that are guaranteed to satisfy.

11 Woodstock Street, Mayfair W1C 2AE

Visit NeoBistro.co.uk


Red Rooster

Famed for his legendary Harlem outpost, Marcus Samuelsson is bringing his American comfort food to British shores, setting up camp in The Curtain – Shoreditch’s coolest new member’s bar. As well as fried chicken – don’t be put off, apparently this is fried chicken with a gourmet twist – there’s live music, DJ booths, and a separate taqueria on the ground floor. One to put on your radar. And don’t worry, non-members are welcome in Red Rooster, too.

45 Curtain Road, Shoreditch EC2A 3PT

Visit TheCurtain.com


Arthur Hoopers

Paying homage to the former occupier, Victorian fruitier Arthur Hooper, Hoopers serves up a modern European menu of small sharing plates, with ingredients sourced from local market suppliers including Neal’s Yard, Cannon & Cannon and Bread Ahead. Chef Lale Oztek trained at Le Cordon Bleu London, so you know to expect big things from this Borough Market gem. Dishes to look forward to include everything from mussels with nduja and turnip tops to lamb and bulgur meatballs, and pork and fennel ragu fettuccine. 

8 Stoney Street, Borough Market, London Bridge SE1 9AA

Visit ArthurHoopers.co.uk



Trata at the Boundary

Bringing rich French heritage to the streets of Shoreditch is chef and best-selling cookery writer Stéphane Reynaud’s latest culinary creation. His new restaurant, Trata, will set up camp in the newly revamped basement of The Boundary – the trend set’s favourite Shoreditch hangout. This will be the acclaimed chef’s first restaurant outside of Paris and will draw influence from his childhood roots – he grew up in a family of pig farmers in the Ardèche, so naturally, meat and charcuterie feature heavily on the menu. Plates are designed to be shared and will include everything from charcuterie boards with cured meats and rabbit and chorizo terrines to suckling pig crepinettes served with dates, tarragon and creamy mash – this is a meat lover’s paradise, with a few cheesy French treats (that change daily) thrown in for good measure.

2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch E2 7DD

Visit Boundary.London


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