Situated an old (disinfected) brothel in Soho (where else do restaurants take over sex shops!), Blacklock is all about chops cooked over charcoal with a little help from an old iron. So listen to this, Blacklock’s offer is simple; Lamb, beef, veal and pork chops, seasonal vegies, wine and £5 cocktails on a roaming trolley like they used to display desserts on.
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.
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 original (and the best) Yalla Yalla sits on a tiny lane-way off Brewer Street in Soho, and seats comfortably about 10-15 people. Small wooden tables, chairs and benches adorned in colourful pillows fill the small space while takeaway offerings fill the quaint counter.
Opened by Parisian-Algerian restaurateur Mazouz in 1997, Momo is one of London’s most glamorous Moroccan restaurants.
Momo transports you to the depths of lavish Marrakesh with interiors that sparkle from the latticed mashrabiya-style windows and ornate metalwork lanterns.
Altamarea Group, the acclaimed New York based restaurateurs, have brought on young Brit Will Guess, (whose family own the much-loved Rowley’s Restaurant in Mayfair, where Will was formerly a director) to collaborate on a vibrant new ‘butcher-shop inspired’ restaurant ‘Chop Shop’ on Haymarket in St James’s. Think distressed dark wood panelling, exposed whitewashed brick walls and large reclaimed tiles which are the focus of the design.
Grillshack is an all-day quick counter service grill, the latest venture from Richard Caring of Caprice Holdingsfame (owner of The Ivy, Le Caprice and J Sheekey). Dishes are mostly prepared on the grill in theopen kitchen while breakfast items include grilled sourdough with scrambled eggs and maple bacon,buttermilk apple pancakes with syrup and full English breakfast.
From the all day menu enjoy grilled rump steaks, 100% British beef burgers, grilled half chicken and halloumi with sides such as green salad with blue cheese dressing, garlic rolls or radish slaw.
Damson & Co have combined recent emerging trends of independent coffee shops with a deli-bar, showcasing a wide-range and unique variety of locally sourced ingredients in a relaxed and casual, eco-friendly environment with a distinct British style.
True to its British theme, Damson & Co’s coffee is provided by Ozone roasters located in East London and delivered to the store on bicycle.
Having launched its debut restaurant on Regent Street last year, Japan Centre’s Shoryu Ramen has expanded, with the opening of its second site, SHORYU SOHO, replacing the pop-up on Denman Street, in the heart of London’s Soho.
The second site offers the same selection of delicious Tonkotsu Ramen as the Regent Street branch, described by A.A. Gill as “the real stuff the Japanese didn’t want you to find out about” in his four-star review.
Mark Hix splits his time between London and Lyme Regis, spending much of his time foraging through both for the freshest unique flavours to change the dynamic of a traditional dish. Applying this style to his professional cooking, you can try Hix's unique foraged touches at Hix Soho.
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