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October’s Best New Openings

Our highlights from this month

  • Barrafina Kings Cross

    Our love for Barrafina knows no bounds, and we’re pleased to say their new opening in King’s Cross lives up to the usual high standards. The space itself is incredibly light and airy, and there’s a whole new menu to try – as if you needed an excuse.


  • Berenjak

    When a chef’s credentials include Gymkhana and Brigadiers, you know to expect big things and bold flavours. Rustic, home-style Iranian cooking is the name of the game here – you’ll want to try kashk e bademjan (blackened aubergine with whey, walnuts and mint) with one of their freshly baked tanoor breads and a charcoal mangal-grilled poussin.


  • Cecconi’s Shoreditch

    Anywhere serving up truffle burrata and lobster spaghetti in Shoreditch is a must-try for team UJ. Laid-back Italian dining is Cecconi’s thing (and our thing, too), so the news they were branching out east was music to our ears. Go try!


  • Coal Office

    This is bar dining, sexed up beyond recognition. You’ll recognise Tom Dixon’s signature copper and silver accents and dark elements, and the interior is a great match for Assaf Granit (The Palomar’s) flavourful, innovative cuisine. Try the Plate for the Brave (a dish of chillies) if you dare!


  • Gavri Lux


    Another biggie in Bloomberg Arcade: Andrew Wong’s second venture lives up to the hype. Think airy, open interiors, Chinese roasted meats, and some killer cocktails.



Originally published on
30th October 2018


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