We've searched far and wide for the finest new openings in London this summer. August's restaurant list includes everything from fine dining to barbecue staples, and they all come highly recommended by the Concerto team.
Rawduck is a casual all day dining restaurant in London Fields, open everyday for breakfast, lunch & dinner, weekend brunch and Sunday roasts.
Crazy Homies is brash, buzzy and has beats pumping on the stereo – dining there feels like entering an oversized jukebox. Make sure you’re prepared for the tequila, mezcal and chilli that’s about to unfold.
Thoughtfully prepared dishes, tasting menus and picnics served in industrial-cool digs under arches at new Bethnal Green hotspot Paradise Garage.
This is the place to show us why man discovered fire" says Fay Maschler. It’s a barbecue specialist with global influences ranging from Argentina to Korea, and there’s a brilliant roadside terrace.
Canal 125 is set upon the Regent's Canal and is a unique restaurant, private hire event venue and bar with award-winning food, great music and a chilled out atmosphere.
This Nordic smokehouse restaurant and bar will be opening in Shoreditch, London on 10 August. An old café, situated on Curtain Road, has been transformed into a 40-seat restaurant and bar open for lunch, dinner and late night drinks, with a downstairs cocktail bar expected to follow.
Boopshi’s is a new kitchen residency at The Abbey Tavern. Events include weekend BBQs, as well as traditional roasts on Sunday. Bratwurst, beef frankfurter and kase-brockwurst are all up for grabs at £4 each and Boopshi’s Burgers for £10, including a 50/50 burger of veal and bacon. Nice!
Saddle up and head to Texas Joe’s BBQ pop-up for authentic Texan BBQ this August. The mean and tasty menu is perfect for carnivorous cravings, it’s all cooked low and slow over aged oak. Enjoy authentic Southern hospitality.
Devised by Jarrod Cooke and chef Giorgio Ravelli, who previously worked together at Upstairs at the Ten Bells, it will offer Northern Italian sharing plates, seasonal cocktails and a weekly barbecue. Near Chatsworth Road, the building it is found in was originally a public toilet.
Casa Cruz invites diners to gather for drinks at an oval copper bar before dining on dishes such as charcoal-grilled monkfish, Argentine steaks and homemade ice creams.
A new London outpost from New York’s Hotel Chantelle, Hotel Chantelle London will serve playful French cuisine in an Orchard Street premises just off Oxford Street. Dishes on offer include waffle-crusted fried chicken with maple syrup cotton candy, a tuna tartare cigar served in a vintage glass ashtray, and Frosted Flake-encrusted stuffed French toast.
This is the first London outpost of a popular BBQ group from the North. Expect the usual BBQ staples plus some that are more extreme, like a donut burger, ox cheek luge and more. Let there be meat!
The duo behind popular scotch egg company Scotchtails are opening a new all day coffee shop, serving up all manner of salads, sandwiches and toasties, alongside specialty coffees, homemade nut milks and cold-pressed juices.