From ritzy restaurant clubs to neighbourhood wine bars, here are the best new restaurants, bars and pubs to try in London, this April.

1 Giaccios, Finsbury Park

The cosy 20-cover neighbourhood bar, restaurant and bottle shop takes inspiration from owner Leonardo Leonchini’s Italian roots with low-intervention wines, charcuterie and cheese from small producers in Italy. Come in for a cheese board, charcuterie plates, home-made small batch gelato as well as seasonal Italian small plates and fresh pasta.

Address: 176 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park N5 1HA


2 Ploussard, Battersea Rise

Found just near Clapham Junction, Ploussard is a snug 34-cover restaurant and wine bar stylishly kitted out in wood booths, counter dining and window seating by the Other Side Fried guys. The menu of British and European small plates change with the seasons, and the list of low-intervention wine comes from Les Caves de Pyrene wines.

Address: 97 St. John’s Road Battersea Rise SW11 1QY


3 Story Cellar, Neal’s Yard

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Sellers opens a Parisian-style rotisserie restaurant. Alongside half or whole chicken served with salad and fries, try a seasonal terrine or perhaps the snail Bolognese on toast with parsley butter. You can also get a variety of shellfish dishes, or something from the grill. For drinks, the focus is on fine wines by the glass plucked from the restaurant’s expansive walk-in cellar.

Address: 17 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, WC2H 9DP


4 Flat Iron, Kensington

Adding yet another location to its steakhouse empire, Flat Iron has opened a new restaurant a short walk away from Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. Expect all the dishes you know and love like the Flat Iron steak, served with homemade beef drippings chips, crispy bone marrow garlic mash, truffled macaroni cheese and creamed spinach. There will also be a rotating board of specials at the venue featuring the likes of smoked chilli cheeseburger, Scottish bavette and Flat Iron sirloin.

Address: 9 Young Street, Kensington W8 5EH


5 Mano, Mayfair

Swanky and ritzy, this restaurant-club that takes inspiration from St Tropez beach clubs comes with a 1.30am license and is a place for guests to “begin and end their night” at. It will serve Brazilian-fusion dishes from chef Rafa Gomes (winner of Brazil Master Chef TV and owner of Bib Gourmand restaurant Itacoa in Paris and Rio.

Address: 4 Mill Street, W1S 2AX


6 Rambutan, Borough Market

Singing the praises of Tamil Sri Lankan cuisine, Rambutan will prepare Tamil faves like slow braised black pork, samaba rice and chicken Pongal slow cooked with saffron, coconut milk, poppy seeds and cinnamon. Just like village kitchens that are built around traditional fire aduppu stoves, the restaurant’s open kitchen is the heart of the restaurant, toasting spices and roasting meats on the grill. Downstairs, the den of a bar prepares cocktails made with spirits banned by colonial rule – mezcal, cachaca and arrack, as well as low intervention wine and local craft beers.

Address: 10 Stoney Street, Borough Market SE1 9AD


7 Cantinetta Antinori, Knightsbridge – opens April 24

The first UK restaurant by the Antinori winemaking family – now onto its 26th generation of family members -  opens just off Sloane Street. The Antinori family have partnered up with the Giraudis family which have more than 32 restaurants across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. All-day Tuscan dining, the restaurant will serve handmade pastas alongside seasonal Mediterranean Italian fare; cacio e pepe, fried squid and lashing of extra virgin olive oil.

Address: 4 Harriet Street, Knightsbridge SW1X 9JR


8 Boudica, Battersea – opens April 28

In the shadow of the Battersea Power Station, this all-day dining restaurant and bar comes with a terrace and biophilic-interiors scheme. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, the kitchen whips up a mix of British and international dishes, with plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes in the mix, overseen by Head Chef Luigi Vairo (ex-Corrigan’s). Open for drinks as well, the cocktail list is made up of ‘fiery’ tipples such as the warrior queen, and ask for the secret whisky menu if that’s your thing.

Address: Boudica House, 12 Palmer Road, Battersea SW11 4FQ


9 The Gurkhas, Marylebone – opens April 11

This restaurant by Hot Stone Steak and Sishi Bar owner Shrabaneswor Rai showcases the breadth of Nepalese cuisine. Head Chef Joe Allen, who secured his three month Nepalese pop up  Kitycow at Hush Mayfair after appearing on the BBC’s My Million Pound Menu, prepares regional specialties such as steamed chicken dumplings and monkfish choila – grilled, spiced fish with cucumber salad and beaten rice.

Address: 110 Great Portland Street, W1W 6PQ


10 Riviera, Mayfair – opens April 21

Taking over the former Sake no Hana site on St James’s Street, Riviera is the fourth venture from Emerald Hospitality Group which also has El Norte, Zuaya an Como Garden. Sprawling across two floors, and with a 54-cover terrace and an additional alfresco lounge area to open come June, the places is going to be a big venue that takes its cure from the south of France.

Address: 23 St James’s Street, St James’s SW1A 1HA


11 Truffle Burger, Marylebone – opens April 20

The purveyors of indulgent, premium burgers have just opened a new venue in Marylebone. It serves all the Truffle Burger signature menu items, including the truffle burger – a 90-day aged rare breed British beef patty with melted raclette cheese, home-made fig jam, black truffle mayo and handmade demi brioche buns. If that won’t sate, try the loaded fried with blue cheese mayo, pickled red onions, Truffalo sauce, crispy chicken skin and crunchy onion, or go the deep fried brie for something intensely decadent.

Address: 16 Picton Place, Marylebone W1U 1BP