There have been Duck and Rice whispers on the grapevine for months, and by months we really mean yonks! We first heard rumours of Allan Yau’s new opening in March 2014, so it’s pretty fair to say that Duck and Rice is 2015’s hottest opening! Why? Well, the high-end ‘gastro pub’ comes from the spearhead behind Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Wagamama.
Australian chef/owner Bonny Porter and her team have brought something completely new to the London casual dining scene. Balls & Company are the pomp out of your pompom, taking the humble meat ball to culinary excellence with a commitment to freshness, provenance and a touch of class.
From the peeps behind Trishna & Gymkhana, Hoppers is inspired by family home cooking and roadside boutiques of Tamil Nadu & Sri Lanka, with a range of dishes based on fermented batter crepes, otherwise known as hopper and dosa, at the heart of the menu.
Barrafina is one of, if not THE BEST spots for tapas in London, with queues forming like custom at the two London sites. In fact, Barrafina is solely responsible for the start of the ‘no bookings’ trend, proving so popular from initial opening that it was the first Soho restaurant to apply this policy.
Influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain and Italy, North Africa and the Levant, The Palomar serves modern cuisine from the heart of Jerusalem.
The Palomar’s approach and innovative flair seamlessly blends the old cultures and traditions to produce a unique and original offering.
The Ivy is the very epitome of old fashioned class, and has been in its current location since 1929 when it was opened by Maître d', Mario Gallati. The Ivy is now owned by restaurateur Richard Caring through his Caprice Holdings Group.
The short, seasonal daily changing menu at 10 Greek Street makes this tiny restaurant one of the best gems in Soho.
The dishes are mainly modern European/Bistro with interesting combinations while the drink list includes an extensive wine selection, digestives, beer and cocktails.
Koya, the niche udon noodle restaurant has evolved and opened Koya Bar adjacent to the original restaurant on Frith Street. Koya Bar’s celebration of the simplicity of Japanese techniques and ingredients is evident throughout the all-day menu, which begins with a traditional Japanese breakfastserved from 8.30am each morning.
The guys behind Ping Pong have brought the energy of underground Tokyo to life on the Streets of Soho.
Chotto Matte offers the very best of Japanese and Peruvian cultures with high-quality Nikkei cuisine, creative cocktails, bespoke art, live music & DJ sets and great design - all wrapped in a high energy, central Soho location.
Previously running a pizza van, Soho favourites Pizza Pilgrims have announced they will be launching their own permanent pizzeria on Dean Street, serving Pizza Pilgrims’s classic signature Neapolitan pizzas which have become a popular staples of the London food scene.
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