Within a period of 6 months..
The London restaurant scene moves on at the speed of light, and this page is dedicated to the newest, the hippest, and the most talked about eateries of London within the first 6 months of their openings.
The restaurants without the links are those I have eaten at but do not have time to *review* just yet. This does not reflect the standard of the meal, though I tend to write about restaurants that I am most enthusiastic about first.
In a sentence: Borough Wines converts a vintage green grocer’s into an inventive neighbourhood spot. Review here.
Shake Shack (Burger/American)
In a sentence: Danny Meyer’s reputed Shake Shack from NYC lands at the heart of Covent Garden. Review here.
Five Guys (Burger/American)
In a sentence: America’s popular burger brand opens its first franchise in the UK. Review here.
Grain Store (Vegetable/Fusion)
In a sentence: Seasoned chef Bruno Loubet re-energizes London with a vegetable-focused restaurant. Review here.
In a sentence: A sister restaurant to Sichuanese (and Hunanese) Ba Shan and Bar Shu promises more regional sizzle in Chinatown. Review here.
Oblix at the Shard(American/Grill)
In a sentence: The team behind Zuma moves into London’s new iconic skyscraper with a New York grill-inspired menu. Review here.
One Leicester Street (British/Innovative)
In a sentence: The restaurant at formerly St John Hotel returns as an innovative British hub. Review here.
In a sentence: Young Tom Sellars intrigues diners with Noma-esque tasting menu. Review here.
Yum Bun Shoreditch (Chinese/Sandwich)
In a sentence: Award-winning street “Chinese buns” stall goes stationary. Review here.
Little Social (British/Inventive)
In a sentence: Jason Atherton opens a brother restaurant with a more intimate vibe opposite Pollen Street Social. Review here.
Brasserie Chavot (French/Brasserie)
In a sentence: 2 Michelin-starred Eric Chavot returns to London with a refined brasserie. Review here.
Ametsa with Arzak Instruction (Spanish/Inventive)
In a sentence: A spin-off restaurant by Basque’s 3-starred Arzak settles down at The Halkin Hotel. Review here.
A Wong (Chinese/Inventive)
In a sentence: Young Oxford graduate chef revamps his late father’s Chinese restaurant with inventive touches. Review here.
Balthazar London (French Brasserie)
In a sentence: The place to be of NYC has opened doors in London’s touristy quarter. Review here.
Balthazar Bakery (Bread/Sandwich To Go)
In a sentence: The NYC popular sandwich/bread shop arrives in Covent Garden. Review here.
The Shiori (Japanese/Kaiseki)
In a sentence: The highly commended husband-and-wife duo of Sushi of Shiori relaunches their restaurant in Bayswater with authentic, exquisitely prepared Japanese haute cuisine. Review here.
Bo London (Chinese/Innovative)
In a sentence: 2-Michelin-starred innovative Chinese restaurant by “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung of Hong Kong unveils its daring dishes in London. Review here.
HKK by Hakkasan (Chinese/Modern)
In a sentence: Chef Tong – the executive chef of famed Hakkasan Group – marvels London with a tasting-menu-only restaurant in The City. Review here.
Electric Diner & Electric Donuts (American)
In a sentence: Chicago-imported American chef opens a swanky reclaimed-retro diner at London’s historical cinema in Notting Hill.
Patty & Bun (American/Burger)
In a sentence: The not-just-another-burger-joint takes permanent residency near Selfridges. Review here.
Naamyaa Cafe (Thai)
In a sentence: Alan Yau in collaboration with David Thompson opens an urban Bangkokian *chain* restaurant. Review here.
Wishbone (American/Fried Chicken)
In a sentence: MEATLiquor goes chicken wings (with many world-inspired dressings) in a cool new drinking hub in Brixton. Review here.
Ben Spalding @ John Salt (Innovative)
In a sentence: Maverick chef Ben Spalding, taking up a 6-month residency at an Islington bar, does brick-lickingly delcious tasting menus. Review here.
Bone Daddies (Japanese/Noodle)
In a sentence: Ex-Zuma chef starts up the imaginative ramen & drink hub in Soho. Review here.
Shoryu Ramen (Japanese/Noodle)
In a sentence: Japan Centre’s chef opens up a budget, fast-paced ramen canteen. Review here.
Quality Chop House (British)
In a sentence: A historical British ‘eating house’ is revamped with an appendix of awesome wine bar. Review here.
Kitchen Table @ Bubbledogs& (British/Innovative)
In a sentence: The *secret* other half of Bubbledogs offers a mind-teasing gastronomic journey into rare and premium ingredients by chef James Knappett in his kitchen. Review here.