Save the date for these hot, new restaurant openings in London this March. We pick our favourite spots, not forgetting a few offers and soft launches too…
New Opening: The Cheese Bar’s Takeaway Hatch
Love The Cheese Truck? Well, get ready for the long-awaited unveiling of The Cheese Bar in Camden Stables.
Don’t miss the classic Cropwell Bishop Stilton with bacon and pear chutney, but there’ll also be a few new ones to try, like a Mexican/fondue creation named the Queso Fundido, or Breakfast Poutine, with bacon gravy, candied pancetta, a fried egg and cheese curds from Gringa Dairy.
The Cheese Bar | Unit 93-94 Camden Market, North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Soul Food Sisters at The King & Co
Sunny vibes are coming to Clapham, thanks to supperclub sensations Soul Food Sisters‘ new residency at The King & Co. The 5-week pop-up will showcase dishes influenced by Caribbean and European flavours, as well as Saturday brunch specials and Sunday roasts.
Go for the comforting Curry Goat, slow-cooked for ten hours along with scotch bonnets, and served with classic rice and peas. Fried chicken lovers take note of the SFS Fried Chicken Wings served with their namesake Perry Perry Sauce, and don’t miss their addictive Rum Jerk Halloumi.
For brunch with a twist, try the Scotch Bonnet Menemen or the Sweetcorn Fritters with Poached Eggs, Avocado and Bacon. Make it bottomless with Bloody Marys, Cava and selected cask ales all for just £30. Sunday lunch sees their Jerk Roast Chicken on menu, and we hear you simply have to save room for the mouth-watering Chocolate and Rum Cake.
The King & Co | 100 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7BZ | Open from Monday 27 February to Sunday 2 April 2017
Hoppers x Swingers
Head to Swingers and indulge in street food from Hoppers, who’ve taken over the kitchen previously run by Le Bab. Joining long-standing vendors Patty&Bun and Pizza Pilgrims, they’ll be serving a range of delicious dishes and snacks taking inspiration from the home-style cooking of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.
Highlights on the menu include Calamari Fry, with shrimp podi and cocum chutney, and Lamb Kothu Roti.
New Opening: Number 177 Bar & Kitchen
After the success of their sister venue, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick, Number 177 Bar & Kitchen will offer an eclectic selection of art, music, food and drink on Hoxton Street, when it launches on Thursday 2 March.
Taking influences from the esteemed Berlin bar scene, the super-cool venue is decorated in an industrial style. The food menu will offer a selection of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free dishes, alongside burgers and indulgent desserts.
Number 177 Bar & Kitchen | 177 Hoxton Street, London N1 6PJ | Opens Thursday 2 March 2017
New Opening: Balans Soho Society
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, the ever-popular Balans Soho Society are opening a new restaurant in Clapham.
Balans Soho Society | 16A Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AB
New Opening: Rail House Café
Try the Burgerdict, the eggs Benedict-burger hybrid (pictured above), or the Green Tea Waffles. Healthy options include a selection of raw dishes, like the Sea Bass Ceviche and the Chargrilled Octopus.
Rail House Café | 8 Sir Simon Milton Square, Victoria, London SW1E 5DJ
Ceviche Soho’s 5th Birthday
Ceviche Soho celebrate their 5th birthday on 16 March. Top London chefs and friends of the brand will participate in a ‘Ceviche Challenge’, including Gizzi Erskine, Ben Tish, Mark Jarvis, Andy Oliver, Anna Hansen, Selin Kiazim, Bonny Porter and Neil Rankin, who will share their own recipes for the occasion.
There will be a winner on the night chosen by those attending, but the top chefs’ ceviches will feature on Ceviche Soho’s menu for the next 5 weeks, and £1 from the sale of each ceviche will be donated to their charity partner, Amantani.org.uk.
Ceviche Soho | 17 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4RG | Thursday 16 March 2017 | Tickets are available for £38pp
Dangerous Don: Coffee-infused Mezcal Launches
The world’s first coffee-infused Mezcal launches in the UK this month, alongside a curated exhibition showcasing Mexican talent at The Bateman Street Gallery in Soho. The works of up and coming artists and photographers from Dangerous Don’s hometown region of Oaxaca will be on show. The cocktail menu will be put together by Adam Pendrich (formerly of Pitt Cue), and will feature some seriously smoky Mezcal-based tipples. All of the profits from the exhibition will go directly to the artists.
Dangerous Don, tipped to be the next big spirit in London, can be found at Pitt Cue at Devonshire Square this March. Also look out for a collaboration with Night Tales in London Fields for their ‘spirit of the month’.
Dangerous Don | 15 Bateman Street, Soho, London W1D 3AQ
Handmade in Ealing at Wonderland Collective
Wonderland Collective will be hosting an 8-week pop-up in Acton, bringing together Ealing’s favourite local designers and businesses.
Discover chocolate and the use of flavour pairings during a ‘chocolate discovery’ evening in Wonderland Collective‘s pop-up in Acton on Thursday 23 March. Taste different types of chocolate, learn about where chocolate originates from and how it’s made, and try your hand at molding or dipping chocolates.
From natural fruits to crystallised rose petals, and salted or roasted almonds or pistachios, there’ll be plenty to discover.
Wonderland Collective | 185 High Street, Acton W3 9DJ | Open from Wednesday 8 February to Sunday 2 April 2017