Save the date for these hot, new restaurant openings in London this April. We pick our favourite spots, not forgetting a few offers too…
som saa x Pitt Cue
For the month of April som saa and pitt cue will join forces to combine the punchy flavours of regional Thailand with the bold BBQ recipes that Pitt Cue have become known for, each creating a dish which will run on the menus of the respective restaurants all month long. Each special will see a cut of the profits donated to a chosen charity. All April at Pitt Cue and som saa.
som saa | 43A Commercial St, London E1 6BD
Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen at The Sun & 13 Cantons
The new popup will showcase Zoe’s traditional Ghanaian recipes with a twist for the modern kitchen. Born to a Ghanaian father and Irish mother, the writer and cook from South-East London is on a mission to bring African food to the masses, inspired by her time exploring recipes in her grandmother’s kitchen and at the famous Kaneshi street market, where she met with cooks who shared their own takes on traditional recipes.
New Opening: Monty’s Deli Opens
Monty’s Deli, which began life as a street food arch on Maltby Street Market back in 2012, is opening a permanent site this April celebrating Jewish soul food, inspired by Founder’s Mark and Owen’s heritage. Monty’s will make everything in house; smoke their own beef, make their own Mustard, Bagels, Babka, Chicken broth… and they will also host special nightly Shabbat Dinners and weekend brunches at their new spot in East London,. Openinging Tuesday 18th April at 227-229 Hoxton Street.
Monty’s Deli | 227 Hoxton St, London N1 5LG
Division 194 at The King & Co
Don’t miss the latest in The King & Co’s street food residency. Up next for a two month New Orleans inspired residency is rising star Division 194. Running from Monday 3 April, the popup will showcase NOLA snacks and Po’ Boy sandwiches made using the finest British ingredients. Division 194 is led by former Quality Chop House sous chef Nick Bramham and his brother Rob.
On Thursday 6 April, The King & Co will also host its biggest tap takeover yet, in collaboration with Siren Craft Brew. Running from 7pm until 10pm, there will be 10 keg and 4 cask beers on offer with free samples and beer flights, plus the chance to meet the Berkshire-based brewers.
Division 194 at The King & Co | 100 Clapham Park Rd, London SW4 7BZ
New Opening: Lupins
Following the success of their pop-up restaurant company The Cooking Collective, Lucy Pedder and Natasha Cooke are opening the new Lupins restaurant in Flat Iron Square, London Bridge.
The menu will showcase a range of small plates and snacks, including dishes such as Sumac lamb scrumpets and pomegranate molasses, Cornmeal fried spring onions with smoked chilli aioli.
Share small plates such as Polenta crusted anchovies with a wild garlic and onion salad; and Sea trout, cucumber and seaweed butter. Sweet tooth lovers can indulge in Rhubarb with ginger, vanilla yoghurt and shortbread.
Lupins | 66-68 Union Street, London, SE1 1TD
Chai Ki x Alfred Le Roy Night Cruise
Chai Ki, the modern indian in canary wharf, are going East meets East, heading down the river to Hackney for a one-off cruise aboard the Alfred Le Roy, a lovingly restored canal boat complete with a bar stocked with CRATE brewery beers, chai ki street chaat, a specially curated playlist of modern Indian/House tunes, Indian spiced cocktails and coloured smoke and paint canons shooting from the boat as it cruises down the Limehouse Cut, after departing from CRATE brewery (post a pint or two).
Alfred Le Roy | Tickets are £20pp | April 6 from 7pm