Recently opened on Frith Street, Sussex is the new Soho spot from country bumpkins, The Gladwin Brothers (not to be confused with the Galvin Brothers). Owners of greats like The Shed in Notting Hill, this central spot will use innovative cooking to celebrate the Sussex countryside. They had us at mushroom marmite eclairs.
Over in Bethnal Green, My Million Pound Menu Winners BBQ Dreamz have rebranded as Bong Bong’s Manila Kanteen, and have just opened their first permanent site. Expect great Filipino street dishes, with a communal feast on Sundays. Sign.Us.Up.
In Knightsbridge, Hot May is a new hot pot restaurant in a beautiful three-storey townhouse on Beauchamp Place. Sashimi, Wagyu (including Wagyu pancakes), oysters, and, of course, individual burners for hot pot festivities.
Back to Brixton, The Laundry bistro and wine shop has just launched. Set in the historic Walton Lodge on Coldharbour Lane, there’s banquette and bar dining inside, and a ‘Parisian-inspired terrace’ (their words) outside, next to the market. A Parisian terrace on Coldharbour Lane? Brixton, ALL CHANGE.
In Fitzrovia, Volta do Mar opened yesterday with Portuguese dishes with a global twist – think Goan-smoked chorizo served in naan.
On Beak Street, there’s a new Sticks’n’Sushi, we have our eye on the cauliflower with black truffle goma.
Lina Stores is opening in King’s Cross, SOON! Slated for the 15th of November, this will be their biggest site, with a deli and an extended menu with new additions.
On the 18th of November, Pacific will takeover at 10 Heddon Street for a month. Expect Japanese dishes with Australian accents – we can’t wait.
The Ivy Asia – their new concept – opens in 20 New Change this week.
Nobu Shoreditch is opening their new bar, Nami, this week. Wine Car Boot is doing a WCB x Beaujolais Nouveau market on the 21st – the third Thursday of November, celebrated each year to mark the arrival of the first Beaujolais wines – in Brixton Village, 6-11PM.
Feel like oysters and Champagne? On 21 November, Blenheim Forge are hosting a one-off night to celebrate their new shucking knife, a collab with Oyster Boy. There will be a dozen oysters served three ways, wines from Charles Heidsieck and beers from Forest Road Brewing Co. There will also be an oyster shucking masterclass led by Oyster Boy; £50, tickets here.
At The Drop, they’ll be doing a Drop-In (see what they did there?!) on 19 November, which is an un-ticketed event that will be celebrating Piedemonte. There will be mushroom risotto, cheese, and wines including a full-bodied Barolo Serralunga DOCG from Boasso that has our name on it. Oh, and this event seemingly is free; we’re waiting for the catch too.