Our latest pick of the new players that are changing the City's social scene.
Neil Rankin’s newest open fire pit restaurant, Temper City, serves BBQ meats and poultry alongside curry, tandoor roasted meats and home-made roti breads in the City of London.
2 Angel Court, 30 Throgmorton Street, London EC2R 7HJ
Gul & Sepoy
Brought to Spitalfields by husband and wife team Harneet and Devina Baweja, this brand new Indian restaurant will pair the flavours of northern India with dishes from the more relaxed south west. All the dishes will be served for sharing and are designed to be eaten together.
65 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Bob Bob Cité (Early 2018)
A sibling restaurant of the iconic Soho restaurant, Bob Bob Cité is set to open on level three of the Leadenhall Building. Headed up by the French Michelin-starred chef Eric Chavot, the restaurant will have a more urban style. The “press for Champagne” button and all-booth seating will also feature.
122 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4AB
The recently launched Bloomberg Arcade has created a culinary and cultural destination in the heart of the Square Mile. Running through the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, the covered pedestrian arcade will comprise ten independent restaurants offering a variety of cuisines and dining styles, seven days-a-week. Restaurants include:
Having introduced the exotic Hawaiian food bowl trend to London, Ahi Poké will bring its sustainably sourced fish and colourful combinations to Bloomberg Arcade.
Having begun life from a hand-built mobile woodfired oven in 2011, Homeslice is now renowned for its award-winning 20-inch pizzas, also served by the slice. With restaurants in Shoreditch, Neal’s Yard and Fitzrovia, Bloomberg Arcade will be its fourth bricks-and-mortar site.
After running successful pop-ups across the capital, Bleecker Burger opened its first permanent space inside Spitalfields market in early 2015. Known for using quality ingredients sourced in the UK, Bleecker Burger is regularly named among London’s best burgers.
The team behind popular Soho Japanese restaurant, Koya will open a second site under the considered direction of Head Chef Shuko Oda. Koya specialises in traditional Japanese dishes, including Sanuki Udon noodles freshly made daily, as well as a unique Japanese breakfast menu.
Known for its ‘well-travelled’ all-day-dining menu, relaxed antipodean-style weekend brunch and speciality coffee, courtesy of sister company Caravan Coffee Roasters. The restaurant’s menu draws inspiration from around the world, whilst remaining rooted in a commitment to use the best of local and seasonal produce. Caravan will open its fourth London site in Bloomberg Arcade, following Exmouth Market, King’s Cross and Bankside.
Inspired by the wine bars of Spain and Italy, Vinoteca will open its sixth wine bar, restaurant and wine shop within Bloomberg Arcade offering an eclectic selection of 200 wines from their award-winning list spanning 21 countries, alongside an ever-changing selection of paired dishes created with fresh and seasonal produce.
Cannon Street, London EC4N 8BN
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