Our latest pick of the new players that are changing the City's social scene.
The Thai barbecue bar from Ben Chapman and Brian Hannon (behind Soho’s Kiln) and Head Chef Ali Borer recently opened in Shoreditch. Inspired by Bangkok’s late night canteen spots, the menu centres on Drinking Foods and larger, comforting dishes as well as a new breakfast menu.
64 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ
Recently opened by Niall Davidson (Chiltern Firehouse), NUALA is an all-day restaurant and Irish bar in the heart of East London. With a sweeping concrete bar, and sleek relaxed seating, the restaurant is centred around the brick-lined open fireplace. With dishes like steak tartare with Guinness sauce, squid and bacon broth, and veal sweetbreads with cauliflower rarebit, NUALA promises to mark a new stage in the evolution of all day British and Irish bistronomy.
70-74 City Road, EC1Y 2BJ
From chef-restaurateur Henry Harris (Racine), Three Cranes offers old-fashioned British cooking (a Grill Room has existed at the pub since 1911) with a detour through the bistros and bouchons of France. The menu will include some of Henry’s signature dishes such as steak tartare and confit duck with lentils, according to seasonal produce. The wine list has been carefully chosen, balancing familiar names with some new and interesting producers.
28 Garlick Hill, EC4V 2BA
Brigadiers (opening April)
The Sethi siblings will further expand the JKS Restaurants’ portfolio with the launch of Brigadiers at the Bloomberg Arcade development, located in the City. Brigadiers will be a classic Indian barbeque restaurant and drinking tavern inspired by the traditional Indian Army Mess Taverns.
1-5 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
Etke Nordic Kitchen (opening April)
Ekte Nordic Kitchen, a Scandinavian-influenced restaurant, café and sandwich bar, joins a prestigious line-up of establishments at Bloomberg’s new European headquarters. Ekte will explore fresh and seasonal Nordic-inspired cooking including the hugely popular smørrebrød sandwiches and Scandinavian pastries.
2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
L’Ami Malo & Le Moulin
French owners Emilien Lesourd and Vincent Couvreur, alongside Breton-born head chef Williams Guillemot, have created a stylish all-day eatery and bar inspired by France’s northwest and the traditional town of St Malo in Brittany, famous for its delicious galettes. Le Moulin — a French take on a speakeasy bar, is tucked away at the back of the restaurant with its own entrance and provides a unique combination of cocktails, French spirits and liqueurs, buckwheat beers, artisan cider, and small producer wines.
4 Artillery Passage, E1 7LJ
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