Highlighting this month’s most promising London restaurant launches, Something Curated takes a closer look at what to try, as well as the founders and proprietors behind the openings.
Bun House Chinatown || Z He & Alex Peffly
This popular Soho steamed buns restaurant is making its way to Chinatown and opening up a second location in Lisle Street this month. On offer will be more of their Cantonese style buns, as well as new additions including beef brisket and a brioche-style sweet pineapple bun. A small hatch inside the restaurant plans to serve traditional street-food style snacks like curried fish balls and cheung fun, alongside rice noodle rolls.
26-27 Lisle Street, WC2H 7BA
Maremma || Alice Staple & Dickie Bielenberg
This new neighborhood joint will serve dishes inspired by southern Tuscany, an area known for its salumi, seafood, olive groves and of course vineyards. The menu is small yet enticing, with simple regional specialties featuring fresh pasta and gnocchi as well as meat and fish cooked on a charcoal grill; salami, cheese and olive oil will be imported from Tuscany.
36 Brixton Water Lane, SW2 1PE
The Sea, The Sea || Bonnie Gull
Fishmonger by day, Alex Hunter’s new venture will transform into a seafood and champagne bar in the evening. Located in Chelsea, this unique spot offers fresh seafood sourced from around the UK and from fisherman during the day, as well as deli products ranging from stocks to sauces and pies. Head there in the evening for oysters or a shellfish platter, and of course, top off the meal with a glass of champagne.
174 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0AW
Barullo || Victor Garvey
Following the closing of his Rambla restaurant in Soho, Victor Garvey will be embarking on a new solo venture, complete with an array of tapas and paella dishes. Some of the many mouth-watering options on the menu are roasted and pressed suckling pig with salda verde, kohlrabi and green apple slaw, and KFC ‘kiko fried chicken’ with sherry lees-brined chicken dusted in roasted corn nuts, fried with an alegria pepper chutney.
19 Bevis Marks, EC3A 7JA
Lucknow Social || Dhruv Mittal
Dhruv Mittal, the founder of DUM Biryani in the City and a former chef at the Oberoi Hotel in Agra, is no stranger to excellent Indian cuisine. He’s continuing his passion with Lucknow Social, which will feature cuisine heavily influenced by both Asia and the Middle East. From biryanis to kebabs and curries, Indian food lovers will find no shortage of options here.
49 Maddox Street, W1S 2PQ
Myrtle || Anna Haugh
Having previously worked for Gordon Ramsay, Shane Osborne and other eminent names in the culinary world, Dublin chef Anna Haugh is a rising star on the London food scene. Now opening her own restaurant in Chelsea, Haugh will be bringing delicious Irish produce to Myrtle. The menu will range from black pudding rolls with apple chutney to a dish with beef, boxty cake, hipsy cabbage and parsnip puree.
1A Langton Street, SW10 0JL
Allegra || Patrick Powell
The in-house restaurant of the Statford Hotel, former Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell’s new project is worth a try this month. The venue will be serving up modern European food with herbs and veggies grown on one of the hotel’s sky gardens. You’ll also be able to sit out on the garden and enjoy the views of Olympic Park.
20-22 International Way, E201GQ
Caviar Kaspia || Ramon Mac-Crohon
After the closing of its Mayfair location in the early 2000’s, London has been missing Caviar Kaspa’s roe-focused menu. Now, the beloved Parisian restaurant is back and will be serving dishes like poached eggs with beluga caviar and smoked fish. And of course, champagne will be on offer as well.
1a Chesterfield Street, W1J5JF
Feature image via Bun House