The new players that are changing the City’s social scene.
The team behind Michelin-starred The Clove Club have recently opened a new neighbourhood restaurant in Shoreditch. Following his work at Jean-Georges and Momofuku Ko, Two Lights marks Chase Lovecky’s solo debut and will provide a menu with modern American influences.
32 Kingsland Road, E2 8DA
Following the success of its Soho and City restaurants, chop and steak house Blacklock has recently opened its highly anticipated third restaurant on Shoreditch’s Rivington Street. Blacklock Shoreditch opens for lunch and dinner and, for the first time, is introducing a dedicated bar area which serves a bespoke cocktail, created in collaboration with renowned New York cocktail bar Slowly Shirley.
28-30 Rivington Street, EC2A 3DZ
KERB Meatless Market
September saw the arrival of KERB’s first meatless market in Devonshire Square. London’s tenth KERB market, the team behind the weekly meatfree lunchtimes will be developing future vegan and vegetarian offers with their ‘inKERBator’ programme. Expect to see a lot more meat-free vendors hitting the KERB circuit soon.
Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YF
Soon to open in Smithfield, Lino is a new bar and all day restaurant from the team behind Kitty Hawk. A former linoleum warehouse, the exterior is still clad in original glazed tiles. Inside, however, it’s been reimagined with a beautiful clover-shaped, waxed tulipwood bar standing at the centre of the space. Headed up in the kitchen by the former Head Chef of The Dairy in Clapham, expect Montgomery Cheddar croquettes, rib of beef with oxtail and potato tart and the intriguing croissant ice cream.
92 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7BN
The Italian wine bar is a joint venture between the co-founders of Bottles & Battles (a wine-tasting marketplace in Mercato Metropolitano) and pop-up Italian restaurant concept SOOD Family. Split over two floors and with a terrace, BOTTLES focuses on Italian wine and food pairings. It features large communal tables, an open kitchen, a bespoke Mozzarella bar and space for larger groups, tasting dinners and masterclasses.
Old Spitalfields Market, 67 Brushfield Street, E1 6AA
Located next to Old Spitalfields Market, Crispin is from the team behind Scotchtails, the cult Borough Market based scotch egg company, and Lundenwic, a speciality coffee shop on Aldwych. It has both an indoor pavilion and outdoor terrace, and serves up a range of seasonal dishes using local produce such as Clapton Park honey and Dalston’s Dusty Knuckle bread. Bar snacks and cocktails are added to the menu by night.
Pavilion, White’s Row, E1 7NF