From new plant-based restaurants to reimaginations of classic venues, here are the best new restaurants in London to try this July.

1 Meat the Fish, Chelsea

What started off as a delivery service in Lebanon has now evolved into a bricks and mortar restaurant and grocers in Beriut, Faqra and Batroun, and now Chelsea. Serving ‘Mediter-Asian’ inspired dishes and a hefty does of Lebanese hospitality and style, Meat the Fish covers food and drinks from your breakfast taco or zaatar on toast in the morning, to your oysters, sashimi and tartare in the evening and late night espresso martini.

Address: 39 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea SW3 2TB


2 The Rosarium, Waterloo

Tucked away at beneath Waterloo Station is this whimsical restaurant that serves up all-day dining and modern British dishes alongside a ‘playful’ cocktail list. Sit at the central feasting table or reserve a private dining room to feast on the likes of potted Portland crab with buttered muffins, Norfolk asparagus with soft boiled egg and smoked hollandaise to start and puy lentil and caramelised shallot pie or Kentish lamb shoulder with barley and broad bean as your main.

Address: The Sidings, Waterloo, Waterloo Station, SE1 8SW 


3 Fish Game, Canary Wharf

A new ultra-seasonal and sustainable fish restaurant for canary wharf by Roberto Costa’s restaurant group Macellaio RC. The restauranteur has taken a step away from his Italian offerings with his latest venture which aims to serve up dishes that are simple and balanced in a rustic yet stylish dining room. There’s also a tequila bar attached, where Aperitivo is served daily.

Address: 14 Water Street, Canary Wharf E14 5GX


4 BAO Noodle Shop, Battersea Power Station – opens July 17

Purveyors of fine Taiwanese food and pillowy bao buns, BAO, have opened up another venue, this one in Turbine Hall A inside Battersea Power Station. This site will focus on noodles – similar to the Shoreditch shop – served in classic Taipei-style broths; slow-braised beef cheek, aged white soy and rare poached beef rump for example. There’s a kids menu and a private karaoke room that can fit up to 10 people.

Address: Level 1, Turbine Hall A, Battersea Power Station, SW11 8DD


5 Arcade Food Hall, Battersea Food Hall – opening date TBC

Following the success of the Arcade Centre Point of Tottenham Court Road, the second Arcade food hall is set to open this month in Battersea Power Station. It will come with seating for 500, two bars, three full restaurants and a private dining room. Outlets include Hero Indian fast food, Sushi Kamon, Isan-style Thai Phed Power, and Siu Siu Cantonese comfort food. Beers specialists Tap Room will offer 32 taps, while ABC Bar will have a compact menu of the world’s most famous cocktails.

Address: Battersea Power Station SW11 8BJ


6 The Apollo Arms, Clapham

The newest venture by the Ganymede and The Hunter’s Moon team has opened in Clapham Old Town. A classic British pub, The Apollo Arms, has several menus – bar, snack, a la carte and Sunday lunch - which feature modern British dishes that have a touch of international flair; things like tuna sashimi with whipped avocado, braised featherblade and a classic baked Alaska. A lot of effort has gone into emulating that countryside pub charm as well with hidden nooks and cosy corners.

Address: 13-19 Old Town, Clapham, SW4 0JT


7 Lórian Chelsea

Here’s a new restaurant, bakery and delicatessen for Chelsea, found on the corner of Sloane Street, from the team behind Laylow in Notting Hill. With head chef Emily Dobbs (ex-Petersham Nurseries, Duck Soup) in the kitchen with chef Jonnie Collins (180 The Strand) dishes are veg-forward and unfussy, letting s quality ingredients speak for themselves.

Address: 162B Sloane Street, Chelsea SW1X 9BS

Website: @lorian_deli

8 mallow, Canary Wharf

The second location for this lovely plant-based restaurant which is the sister restaurant to the other lovely plant-based restaurant, Mildreds. Come here for bright, fresh all-day dining such as plates of pea and mint tortellini; tomato samphire ceviche; and pulled mushroom biryani. The sun-bathed cheerful restaurant that spreads across two floors, comes with a suntrap terrace as well.

Address: 12 Park Drive, Wood Wharf E14 9ZW


9 The Avocado Show, Covent Garden

Testing whether or not there is such thing as too much avocado, The Avocado Show opens up a new restaurant venue in Covent Garden. Come here for, well, avocado. Avocado fries, nachos with avo, bao buns with avo, eggs with avo, pancakes with avo, toast with avo, poke bowls, salad and burgers, all with avo. You get the picture.

Address: 19 New Row, Covent Garden WC2N 4LA


10 The Portrait Restaurant, West End

Following the gallery’s enormous makeover, Chef Richard Corrigan has opened The Portrait Restaurant in partnership with Searcys. Find it on the gallery’s top floor, with panoramic views of the capital. It showcases the best dishes and produce in Britain with things like Cornish mackerel, dressed oysters, and pressed rabbit on the menu. Try the set menu, or the pre-theatre menu if you’re in an early rush.

Address: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE


11 64 Old Compton Street, Soho

Sister venue to the long-loved 40 Dean Street, this Italian restaurant comes with a sense of play, with nods to the iconic Studio 54 and curtained intimate interiors and welcomes anyone who is looking for a homespun Italian meal in a relaxed environment. The menu comes with three sections – cold, fritti and baked; pizza and salads; pasta risotto and oven – which covers all the Italian comfort food you could want  - chicken Milanese, linguine with tiger prawns and courgettes, and smoked chicken Caesar salad.

Address: 64 Old Compton Street, Soho W1D 4UQ



12 Studio Gauthier, Southwark

One of London’s most luxuriant vegan chefs, Alexis Gauthier, has partnered up with the BFI to create a new, plant-based restaurant that comes with a short, bistro-ish menu. While grounded in Alexis’ Cote D’Azur roots, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Mexican and Japanese influences are all there too. Housed in the BFI screening and office building just off Tottenham Court Road, the open plan dining room comes with a New York twang and comes with a sunny private terrace with a Stephen Mews backdrop.

Address: 21 Stephen Street, London W1T 1LN


13 Manzi’s, Soho

This refined seafood and fish restaurant by The Wolseley Group harks back to the original Manzi’s with its lavish interiors and decadent dishes. The glamorous interiors come with mermaids and mermen and sea creatures and paraphernalia, while the menu will prepare the likes of monkfish Wellington; smoked eel with horseradish cream, and a New York shri burger served with spiced mayonnaise. The cocktail list is made up of revamped classics such as a white negroni or a Mediterranean Mary.

Address: 2-8 Bateman’s Building, Soho W1D 3EN


14 Maroto, Marylebone

Right on the border of Marylebone and Mayfair, this late-night lounge is s the sister venue to the recently opened Brazilian restaurant by two Michelin-starred chef Alberto Landgraf. Open until 3am on Thursday, and 5 am at the weekend, guests can enjoy DJs into the wee hours while tucking into quaffable cocktails and the likes of deep-sea mussels; crab pastel with acai dip and raw four-rib dairy beef with shitake confit.

Address: 4 Vere Street, Marylebone W1G 0DH