The February Restaurant List

Whether you’re planning something special for Valentine’s Day or just want to indulge with an anti-valentine’s feast, you’ll be impressed if you head to one of February’s newest London restaurants. These are the ones to look out for.

Hawksmoor Borough
Hawksmoor’s steakhouses are legendary, so it’s only right that the foodie mecca of Borough Market should get one of its own. It opens this February, try it for half price during their soft launch.

The Ned
Soho House is opening this new hotel, at the old Midland Bank on Poultry. The NINE restaurants at the new hotel include one in the vault and another on the rooftop.

The Other Naughty Piglet
The Brixton ‘Naughty Piglet’ has become such a hit that it’s caught the eye of Andrew Lloyd-Webber, who has brought them to the Other Place Theatre to open their second restaurant.

Monty’s Deli
This deli has long been a fixture at Maltby Street market, now it is opening a permanent restaurant in Hoxton, serving up its famous pastrami, salt beef and bagels.

Red Rooster
This Harlem favourite is massively popular in New York. Now it’s coming to the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch, with legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga’s meatballs.

Maple and Kings
The follow-up to the original Maple and Fitz will serve up a similarly healthy menu of salad, juices and gluten-free desserts.

A cured meat bar, deli and bottle shop is opening in Camberwell. The restaurant is by Cannon and Cannon, a company which provides British charcuterie to plenty of markets across town.

The November Restaurant List

Autumn has officially arrived, but that’s no reason to stay in! Make the most of October’s brand new restaurants, including beautiful park cafes perfect for lazy Sunday brunches and a very exciting new Portuguese tapas restaurant coming to London’s new foodie destination: Flat Iron Square.

April’s Cafe at Boutique 1, Chelsea SW1
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A shop cafe with a difference is coming to West London, as the brand new London Boutique 1 (previously in Dubai and Abu Dhabi) will be adding a restaurant by Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque called April’s Cafe.

Pear Tree Café, Battersea Park SW11
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Pear Tree Café is a daytime cafe with a pretty impressive pedigree – it’s set up by former Sous Chefs at Petersham Nurseries and Spring Restaurant respectively.

Margot, Holborn WC2
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Paulo De Tarso is best known as the Maitre d’ looking after Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental now he’s opening his own place, teaming up with Nicolas Jaouën, who’s currently general manager of Mayfair’s La Petite Maison for this rustic Italian restaurant.

Ivy Café, St John’s Wood, NW8
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A brand new Ivy Cafe comes to London this October. This one has the usual menu and Parisian-style seating at the front.

Absurd Bird, Soho W1
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Tongue-in-cheek chicken shop humour has officially arrived in Soho. The open kitchen serves up the highest grade of Free Range squawkers, marinated in secret recipe sauces and accompanied by moreish sides. Meaty favourites include Waffle Cones with popcorn chicken and Buffalo Wings.

Anzu, Soho SW1
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Tonkotsu goes upmarket with new restaurant Anzu. There’ll be a big focus on the daily teishoku set lunch. And king crab gyoza too.

Bar Duoro, Southwark SE1
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There’s a new Portuguese restaurant in town – and it’s coming to the new south London development Flat Iron, near Borough Market. If comes from Max Graham, who’s family has been creating Churchill’s Port in Douro for centuries – and he’s been running supper clubs around London too with Head Chef Tiago Santos.

Mercato Metropolitano, Southwark SE1
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The former home of Ultimate Experience venue The Paperworks is now Mercato Metropolitano, a huge 45,000 square feet venue in the South London. The new London venue consists of two halls full of food stalls with pizza, pasta and an Italian food market.

Tiger Dram, Battersea SW11
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Battersea is home to a new restaurant specialising in whisky and curry. London isn’t short of Indian dining options but the age-old tradition of pairing with whisky marks a fresh approach. You’ll find it in the back room of Cornish Tiger on Battersea Rise.

Did we miss any of your new favourite places? Tweet us @concertogroupand let us know!


The summer’s on its way and London’s restaurants just keep getting better. Here are our tips for a great summer’s evening, dining at one of these unmissable spots.

Hot Hot Hot!

Summer will be back before you know it. This summer Ultimate Experience presents three unmissable venues for events from summer parties and conferences to teambuilding days and product launches. Reserve your date now at

The Pavilion at the Tower of London

Summer parties at the Pavilion at the Tower of London take on a rustic look for 2016, with a summer design inspired by Provence living. Organic details such as wild flowers, wicker baskets and wooden furnishings give the venue a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

The Pavilion at the Tower of London is in a great location and easily lends itself to charity dinners, staff parties, awards ceremonies and all kinds of events designed to impress.

Old Billingsgate

An understated summer design can be adapted to suit any event. Embrace urban luxe at Old Billingsgate, an iconic City venue in the heart of the action.

For summer 2016 the venue will be enhanced with an industrial style. Honest materials and contemporary furnishings give the venue a raw, contemporary feel, with unfurnished wood, exposed metals and natural fibres completing the space.

The Artillery Garden at The HAC
The Orangery

A traditional summer theme for 2016 takes inspiration from the Best of British heritage, with hints of Victorian design and nods to the venue’s legacy.

A colour palette of marmalade, orange and copper tones sets the scene for summer parties in the heart of the city. Links to the past are found throughout the summer look, with focal points including traditional gramophones and luxurious furnishings.

There’s a New Site Visit in Town

Tune in to Weekly Periscope Site Visits with Venueseeker. Since September 2015, Venueseeker has been presenting weekly site visits at top venues across the UK, broadcast online via Periscope.

The five-minute site visits can be seen live on Periscope on the Venueseeker twitter channel (@venueseeker), and are then available to view on the Venueseeker blog.

Following every tour venue managers take questions from viewers, which can be submitted by commenting on the Periscope live stream.

The first Periscope site visit took place at Liverpool icon the Venue at the Royal Liver Building. Since then viewers have seen behind the scenes at venues such as the Roundhouse, Plaisterers’ Hall, Old Billingsgate, OXO2 and Old Billingsgate Vaults. Follow @venueseeker on twitter to be the first to know about future Periscope site visits.

Take Your Photo with Bella and Bertie

The Royal Liver Building is now offering a once in a lifetime photo opportunity.

Guests will be able to book a photo experience on the roof of the iconic Liverpool building, where they can take photos with the whole Liverpool cityscape in the background, as well as stunning views of the River Mersey and the Wirral.

Two guests and a photographer will be able to travel up to the roof to get a close up view of Bella and Bertie, the building’s mythical Liver Birds and even take a few shots with these famous protectors of the city.

Visit to learn more about the venue and how you can book a trip up to the roof as part of your event package.