London's Best New Pubs, Bars & Restaurants to Try This July
Here's The Resident's drop of London's best new pubs, restaurants and bars to try this July...
Lead Image: Lina Stores/Rebecca Hope
1 Lina Stores, Marylebone
The newest and fifth location for the utterly charming Lina Stores, the Marylebone restaurant is an elegant, light-filled green- tiled affair that comes with a hefty dose of warm hospitality and refined Italian flair. The art deco-inspired dining room is more polished than the original Soho restaurant but still plates up superb handmade pastas - some familiar, some new, and don't bypass the moreish tagliolini al tartufo with black truffle. Dishes are designed to be shared, so come hungry and start with a smattering of antipasti such as the fried artichoke or the sea bream crudo before moving onto a pasta or three. Dive into a platter of creamy chragrilled prawns with gusto and your hands, and finally finish - if you have room - on one of the decadent desserts. The bigne al pistacchio is covered in a thick chocolate sauce that sticks to your tongue and your spoon - a delightful way to end a parade of flavours and texture. The restaurant has a deli as well for a more casual or quick bite to eat and the Milanese-style basement bar will open in the coming months.
Address: 13–15 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone Village, W1U 2NE
2 Ochre at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
Fittingly elegant for its surrounds, Ochre is the National Gallery's new restaurant, opened by the duo behind South Kensington's Muriel's Kitchen. Found in the 20th century William Wilkins building, Ochre comes with a cocktail bar and lounge, private dinning rooms with views of Nelson's Column and a DJ booth for late night events and revelry. Plating up modern European dishes made with seasonal British produce, Orche is now open for stylish lunch, dinner, afternoon tea or a weekend brunch.
Address: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square WC2N 5DN
3 Pascor, Kensington
A modern Levantine restaurant by Palomar's co-founder Tomar Amedi with focus on fire-cooked dishes. Amedi has created a menu that plays with traditional combinations and contemporary flourishes - think smokey, flavour-laden small plates of the likes of butter scallops with charred leek cream, burrata with dried apricot tapenade, pistachio and lamb's lettuce; and burnt aubergine with black tahini, pine nut, pickled tomatoes, mint and capers.
Address: 21 Kensington High Street W8 6SG
4 SHIOK! patisserie
The Pan Pacific's latest foodie venture is the creative, Singaporean-inspired patisserie by Cherish Finden, the hotel's executive pastry chef and Bake Off The Professionals Judge. Homed in a shopfront designed by Tom Dixon Design Studios, Finden's creations are both traditional and innovative, created with her signature flair and creativity. They include the Chocolate TeaPot, lemon and raspberry compote Handbag and a treat called the Kopi Tarik which is a coffee flavoured sweet that comes with an edible spoon and cup.
Address: Devonshire House, 3 Bishopsgate Plaza EC2M 4JX
5 The Boundary, Shoreditch
On the site of the old Albion Cafe, The Boundary is the new dining spot of the design-led hotel of the same name (which also has a cracking roof top bar and restaurant). Head chef Robin Freeman (ex 1 Lombard Street, Ekte Nordic Kitchen) has created a European brasserie style menu with a focus on provenance. If you're looking for a refined late night watering hole, The Boundary is also open til late serving up cocktails, craft brews and fine wines.
Address: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch E2 7DD
6 Maddox Tavern, Mayfair
Once the Cooling Lawrence & Sons gentlemen's outfitters (which Winston Churchill was a regular customer of) Maddox Tavern is an all-day British brasserie, housed in an impressive 19th century Grade II listed building. Head here for a business breakfast, a quick drink and a snack, a leisurely full meal, a set lunch menu, or a Sunday roast. On the menu, you've got the likes of English shellfish cocktail, pan-fried foie gras with baby leeks and toasted brioche, or a benedict waffle or souffle omelette for brekky. Opens July 7
Address: 47 Maddox Street Mayfair W1S 2PG
7 Zoom East Kitchen & Bar, Whitechapel
With Sicilian chef Vittorio Meli at the helm, Zoom East takes inspiration from the diverse food haven of his home region in Italy. The menu showcases Sicilian dishes influenced by North African, Spanish, Greek and mainland Italian cuisine through a selection of small plates and larger mains. Found at the Hyatt Place London City East hotel in Whitechapel, Zoom East Kitchen & Bar comes with a private dining Orangery, courtyard and aperitivo deli bar.
Address: Hyatt Place London City East 45 Whitechapel Road, E1 1DU
8 The Pelican, Notting Hill
Having been a pub since 1870, The Pelican has had a full restoration at the hands of its new owners. Head Chef Owen Kenworthy (ex- The Wolseley, Sketch) plates up rustic yet modern British and European fare in the dining room, and there's as more causal menu for the pub - mince on toast and Welsh rarebit for example. With aims to be ingrained into the community The Pelicans plans to host film and jazz nights, as well as boxing, bridge and pilates classes.
Address: 45 All Saints Road WII IHE
9 The Residency, Westbourne Grove
Here's another new neighbourhood bar and eatery for Notting Hill. Open all-day with a laidback brunch service pre-5pm, and upbeat dinner service from 6pm till late, the kitchen prepares European and Caribbean inspired dishes. The venue also has a focus on music, and showcases local emerging musicians.
Address: 50 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill W2 5SH
10 Fatto Pizza & Beer, King's Cross
Brighton's Fatto Pizza & Beer has arrived in London, bringing with it, it's authentic Neapolitan pizzas, and craft beer. The menu features classics such as Margherita, Diavola and the Neapolitan favourite, Salsiccia e Friarielli, alongside a range with modern toppings and vegan options including Fatto A Mano's homemade Tomato & Olive ‘Nduja.
Address: Unit 1, 3 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG