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London’s Best New Restaurants & Bars: December 2018

London's Best New Restaurants & Bars: December 2018

Lead picture: Mare Road Market

1 Artwork Yard Bar & Kitchen, Bankside
Artwork Yard Bar & Kitchen, a brand new all-day eating restaurant and bar, opens on Blackfriars Street on Saturday 1 December. Launched by restaurant consultants Montana Fogg with a kitchen led by Head Chef Lee Streeton – previously of 45 Jermyn Road, Browns Lodge and Caprice Holdings – the menu will have fun the abundance of British produce by way of the seasons, sourced as regionally as potential, whereas additionally drawing inspiration from European cuisines and cultures. Signature dishes will embrace Chargrilled Cuttlefish with Black Rice and Chorizo, Baked Bone Marrow with Curry Sauce, and a Cataplana of Monkfish, Shellfish, Saffron and Potato designed for 2 to share. Breakfast may even be served every day, incorporating mild and modern dishes such Buckwheat Tabbouleh with Tahini Yoghurt and a Poached Egg, and Waffles with Winter Fruit Compote and Crème Fraiche. The cocktail and drinks menu will discover the individuals, locations and produce from the Bankside space, from draught beers by Bermondsey brewery Fourpure to the Honey Washed Negroni made utilizing honey from the restaurant’s personal beehives.
2 Blackfriars Street SE1 9JU; artyardbarandkitchen.com

2 Imperial Treasure, Mayfair
Imperial Treasure – one in every of Asia’s most admired Michelin-starred Chinese language eating places – will make its European debut on London’s Waterloo Place this December. Well-known for roasting its Peking duck to perfection, Imperial Treasure serves the best and most genuine iteration of the long-lasting dish, preserving the centuries-old strategies of the Emperor’s imperial kitchen. Every entire duck, served completely crisp, is expertly carved tableside and comes with do-it-yourself pancakes, cucumber, spring onion and duck sauce. The London menu will champion high-end genuine Chinese language specialties, recent seasonal elements, responsibly sourced fish and reside seafood. Anticipate dishes to indulge the senses with barbecued meats, grilled silver cod, baked crab and distinctive dim sum. Imperial Treasure’s cutting-edge inside, designed by French designers, Liagre, will take affect from conventional Chinese language tradition and structure. Tender launch supply: Get 50% off an entire signature Peking Duck (often £100) from Three-10 December (tables have to be pre-booked by way of zero20 7389 0784 or finechinese_stjames@imperialtreasure.com. A minimal of 24-hours superior reserving is required.
9-10 Waterloo Place, St James’s SW1Y 4BE; imperialtreasure.com

Three Mare Road Market, Hackney
Hackney meals, drink and design consortium, Mare Road Market, has simply opened its Eating Room. The 45-cover restaurant serving up trendy British dishes is the ultimate addition to the indoor market. Opened in March this yr, Mare Road Market is a contemporary market bringing collectively east London’s best producers right into a curated area to eat, drink, store and play. The 10,000 sq ft website options three eating spots, together with the Deli and Off-License, Open Kitchen and the brand new Eating Room. Head Chef Dominik Moldenhauer, beforehand of Notting Hill’s The Shed, will oversee the Eating Room’s trendy British menu which focuses on conventional methods akin to brining, curing and smoking, all carried out in-house, completed available on the market’s charcoal fired Robata Grill. Decked out with classic chandeliers and art-deco furnishings from Shoreditch antiques and interiors retailers Pure White Strains, friends are invited to dine, but in addition to buy, with every curated piece within the Eating Room in the stores.
117 Mare Road, Hackney E8 4RU; marestreetmarket.com

four Wild Meals Café, Islington
Joel and Aiste Gazdar, the couple behind Covent Backyard’s massively widespread vegan eatery, Wild Meals Café, will open their new restaurant on Angel’s Higher Road on 14 December. The brand new Islington department will increase on the couple’s imaginative and prescient for plant-based innovation, providing a menu that includes gluten-free wooden fired pizzas, a ‘wild’ brunch plus a superfood cocktail bar. Beneath the skilled steerage of uncooked meals pioneer and government chef Joel Gazdar, in partnership with head chef Thet Min Tun, Wild Meals Café, Islington, will concentrate on freshly foraged wild and artisanal elements, sluggish uncooked meals processes and a dedication to natural, heirloom produce filled with vitality and vitamins. Dishes will embrace a Dwelling Laksa – a vegan twist on the favored Malaysian dish – and a coconut-seared plantain stew.
269-270 Higher Road N1 2UQ; wildfoodcafeislington.com

5 Wild Rice and Mamasan, Soho
Wild Rice and Mamasan have simply opened on Brewer Road to give you two new methods to take pleasure in Thai meals. Wild Rice would be the floor flooring restaurant specializing in small plates to share, showcasing conventional, daring and vibrant Thai flavours paired with seasonal British elements. The interiors will function a whole wall of home windows impressed by the richly colored timber buildings which are ubiquitous within the previous city of Bangkok. Its downstairs sister restaurant, Mamasan, is an off-the-cuff eating idea providing road meals dishes corresponding to Southern Thai fried hen and revolutionary bubble tea cocktails, impressed by the Yaowarat Thai bars in Bangkok. The décor will probably be themed on Chinatown in Thailand, with lanterns, neon indicators and vibrant lights. Each eating places will open on Three December for a two-week gentle launch interval the place visitors will obtain 20% off the meals invoice.
28 Brewer Road, Soho W1F 0SR; wildricelondon.com

6 HOP Vietnamese at The Cheesegrater
HOP Vietnamese, the Metropolis’s grab-and-go eatery, will launch its largest website but on the base of The Leadenhall Constructing on four December. HOP regulars will probably be accustomed to the favored daytime menu, providing the signature HOP field with curry and steamed rice, made-to-order bahn mi baguettes, pho soups and bun noodle salads. The brand new breakfast menu will embrace breakfast bahn mi baguettes, coconut porridge, congee and egg pots, in addition to espresso from Taylor St Baristas alongside Vietnamese drip and iced coffees. Then there’s the night menu, providing up small sharing plates of hen wings and vegetable gyoza, in addition to particular person parts or platters of steamed bao buns with a selection of fillings together with Hoisin pulled beef, pumpkin croquette and hen satay. The cocktail record will see Asian twists on classics such because the Scorching Rattling, Vietnam, a spicy margarita with a sriracha salt rim.
122 Leadenhall Road EC3V 4AB; hopvietnamese.com 

7 Wharf Kitchen, Canary Wharf
Wharf Kitchen, London’s latest unbiased road meals market, opened proper on the finish of November. Situated in Jubilee Place, the brand new meals corridor gives an eclectic mixture of meals from seven of the capital’s hottest new eateries, alongside stay DJ units. The merchants have been hand-picked for his or her progressive menus, from The Vurger Co’s plant-based burgers to Ahi Poke’s signature bowls and Greek gastronomy by The Athenian. Wharf Kitchen may even be residence to The Paleo Provide, a brand new idea from Protein Haus founder Carli Wheatley, providing tremendous wholesome meals on the go. Open from breakfast by way of to dinner all through the week, and seating as much as 80 individuals, Wharf Kitchen will even play host to stay music and DJs on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf E14 5NY; canarywharf.com

eight Ninety One, Brick Lane
This December, Ninety One formally launches within the Previous Truman Brewery as an all-day café and workspace, chef residency restaurant and late night time bar for audiophiles. Designed to be everybody’s front room from morning conferences to late night time beats, it’s the reply to the rise of distant working and multi-experience venues, the place eating and nightlife come collectively to create an revolutionary new ‘third space’ for London. A rotating collection of chef residencies will happen each few months, championing native expertise and showcasing up and coming cooks. Kicking issues of with Sable by husband and spouse duo Toby Williams and Lianna Jewell, the menu will showcase their tackle British dishes utilizing regionally sourced high quality components. Through the day, Sable at Ninety One can be serving a relaxed every day altering menu and, as night attracts in, the music quantity creeps up and the area transforms right into a low-lit informal eating room and cocktail bar.
91 Brick Lane E1 6QL; 91bricklane.com

9 Boxpark Wembley 
Boxpark Wembley – the primary totally indoor Boxpark and the most important website up to now – launches on eight December. The road-food-meets-retail hangout, which presently has websites in Shoreditch and Croydon, might be residence to a number of the capital’s favorite food and drinks distributors together with The Athenian, Minimize + Grind, TapaVino, Bombay Burrito and Hola Guacamole. The location will rejoice its launch with a Rinse FM takeover and reside units from world-renowned performers together with CASisDEAD, The Heatwave, Heartless Crew, Redlight, Unknown T and WSTRN (6pm-11pm, tickets £10). Then, on 9 December, the legendary Tim Westwood will host a particular version of Bingo Lingo (6pm-10pm, tickets £10).
Olympic Method, Wembley Park HA9; boxpark.co.uk

10 Diogenes The Canine, Elephant & Fort
Newly opened wine bar and store, Diogenes The Canine comes into its personal this winter turning into the right refuge with rustic coffees and basic candy treats by day, and an ambient wine bar by night time. Open from 8am on weekdays and 10am on weekends, Diogenes The Canine serves freshly baked raisin buns, bread and cannoli’s from Kennington Bakery alongside their very own single origin Guatemala espresso model. Pull up a window-side stool and watch the world go by, or peruse the handmade leather-based wine racks and choose a bottle of wine. Beginning in December, evenings at Diogenes The Canine will welcome Barrel & Blues, a weekly Blues night time. Artie and Jake Zaitz Duo, regulars at Ronnie Scott’s and Scarfes Bar, will play an acoustic set each Tuesday within the basement from 7pm to 9pm. Entry to Barrel & Blues is free however desk bookings are nonetheless suggested if you wish to discover the wine listing upstairs.
96 Rodney Street, Elephant & Citadel SE17 1BG; diogenesthedog.co.uk