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.

Nape
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!


Open House London

The city of London is a cosmopolitan of excitement. An electric atmosphere that is the perfect blend of old world charm and modern city living, draws millions of tourists and visitors every year. And, getting to know the hidden gem since 1992, Open House London has been showcasing the beauty of the city’s infrastructure, architecture and design, while incorporating the community through volunteer work during the event.
There are several buildings, sustainability spaces, innovative projects and pop-ups to see along the route, which means, you also have first row insight into potential event spaces too, including:
 
● Pop Brixton

– Whether you’re looking to host a sit down dinner or a larger scale event with a definitive edge, you’ve come to the right place. Constructed out of shipping containers, there are several spaces available – each with their own quirky personality, from the Greenhouse to the Pop Box, your Brixton based party is sure to be a hit.

● Impact Hub

– This former warehouse turned event space boasts AV equipment, stage lighting and fully licensed bar, all against the historic background of the building which was originally constructed in 1873. From book launches and cocktail parties to a scene for your next film shoot, this versatile space can meet your needs.

● The Library at Willesden Green

– The next time you want to plan an event in an interesting setting, these spaces are ideal. From small room hire to entire performance spaces, you can host your art party, theatre group gather ing or new business meeting, in a unique location. As it’s centrally located, beautifully decorated and has several amenities at your disposal, you won’t have a need to stress about the smaller details.
Open House London is not just about buildings. It encompasses ideas, transformation and development projects and green initiatives, all with the goal of bringing communities closer together to showcase the true spirit of London. These places include gardens, theatres and former railway stations, such as:
 
● New Wimbledon Theatre
● Ladywell Fields river restoration project
● Crystal Palace subway
● King’s Cross Public Realm guided tour Don’t miss the Open House London festival happening 17th and 18th September 2016.