New restaurants open in London in November 2021 | Hot dinners recommend
November is traditionally one of the busiest months for new openings and it is no different in the era of the pandemic. Here is our selection of restaurants that are opening their doors for the first time this month.
Canary wharf – 1 Water Street, London E14
It’s been a while since the last Hawksmoor opened in London (at Borough in 2017) and they’ve gotten BIG this time around. Not only does their new restaurant float on the water with two large riverside terraces, but it also has its largest bar to date, called The Lowback. There will be new dishes on the menu (taking some of the best from their New York opening) and cocktails by the (big) bottle too.
Mayfair – 6 Medici Court, London W1S 1JY
Maine sits on one side of the completely renovated Hanover Square, and features a maze of restaurants above and below ground (as well as a huge covered patio that will be a huge draw for Oxford Street shoppers). Expect a great focus on New England cuisine on the menu, especially seafood with dishes like lobster poutine, Maryland crab cake, and Rockefeller oysters.
Soho – 16A D’Arblay Street, London W1F 8EA
It sees the folks behind Dalston hitting Angelina take their Soho (formerly Golden Gai) bar and give it a complete makeover. It’s being transformed into a restaurant that focuses on Osaka’s kushikatsu cuisine – best summed up as breaded and breaded meat, fish, and veggie kebabs. With options like “Scallop, ponzu with bergamot and Exmouth caviar” or “Lobster tail and hokkaido brioche” on the menu, these skewers should indeed be very refined.
Neighborhood market – 1 Cathedral Street, London, SE1 9DE
Mildreds has been at the head of London’s vegetarian and vegan food scene for decades, and it sees them opening up something entirely new. It will be the first all-plant restaurant at Borough Market and will use much of the produce from the market itself. Look for dishes like “porcini truffle croquettes” and “banana blossom tacos with crushed peas, pistachio mole and pink grapefruit”
Fitzrovia – 5 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RE
Mowgli has been a big hit across the country, but this is the first time founder Nisha Katona has brought her to London. Taking over what was once the Cote Brasserie on Charlotte Street, it’s a new take on Indian street food with a fairly extensive menu that covers everything from Gunpowder Chicken to Mowgli House Keema. All the restaurants look pretty impressive, so we’ll wait and see what they reveal in Fitzrovia.
St James – 2 St James’s Market, London SW1Y 4RP
After appearing and staying on Heddon Street for a long time, Fallow has now found a permanent home, taking over what was once local Duck & Waffle (not too far from the original). Here you can expect both Fallow favorites (like their corn ribs) as well as new dishes like salmon breast with marrow brioche and chives. They also added a new pastry chef who comes from Dinner by Heston, so the desserts should be worth a look.
Chelsea – 27 rue Cale, London SW3 3QP
Beefbar is a big hit in upscale vacation destinations like Saint-Tropez, Milan, Mykonos and Sao Paolo and now it’s coming to London – but as a derivative version of the restaurant. “Comforting classics” are the order of the day with prices a bit south of standard Beefbar fares (no Kobe beef for £ 250 here). Dishes like steak frites, a double cheesburger and a Croque Sando will appear and we bet they hope to attract returning vacationers looking for the Beefbar vibe to the house.
Fitzrovia – 19-23 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RL
Carousel hosted some pretty impressive residences in the Marylebone era (Kol debuted there) and now they’re moving to a bigger space in Fitzrovia. In addition to the residences, this new space will add a new permanent wine bar with Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and a small space that will serve as a restaurant incubator.
Covent Garden – The Conduit, 6 Langley Street, London, WC2H 9JA
The Conduit Members Club is launching its first restaurant open to all – and sustainability is at the heart of it. To this end, they brought in Brendan Eades, who ran the kitchen at Hackney’s Silo.
Shoreditch – 49-51 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3PT
Manteca has moved around a bit – starting in Mayfair and then moving to Soho – but now they’ve found permanent digs in Shoreditch. The emphasis will continue to be on open fire and nose-to-tail cooking, as well as the mix of Italian / British influences. The meat will be on display in their hanging room in the basement and the menu will be a mix of old favorites and new dishes like pig’s head fritti.
15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY
This Tuscan restaurant has taken over the high profile location that was once Nobu Berkeley Street. The latest in a series of high-end Italian restaurants to open in London, it’s from the Il Borro estate in Tuscany, so you’ll definitely see some of their wines on the menu. They place a heavy emphasis on biodiversity and organic farming, so expect that to be reflected in the menu.
Also open in November
Yatay (Soho) – Japanese grill in Soho, inspired by Tokyo’s izakayas and street vendors.
El North (Mayfair) – Upscale Spanish dining in Mayfair by the folks behind Zuaya from Kensington.
Big badger (Richmond) – The Gladwins (The Shed, Nutbourne, Sussex and Rabbit) are adding another restaurant to their collection.
The Chelsea Pig (Chelsea) – A new ad from a well-known furniture designer
Filipino Bistro Sarap (Mayfair) – Sarap moves to central London with a modern take on Filipino cuisine
All the newly opened (and upcoming) London restaurants …
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