Looking for a new place to eat in London, here are the best new pub, bar and restaurant openings to try in London this August. 


1 Marquess of Anglesey’s rooftop bar, Covent Garden

The Youngs pub has reopened following an extensive makeover that includes the addition of a rooftop bar. It comes with a retractable roof, and is ready for dinner reservations as well as just a couple of pints or a cocktail or two – a great place to have up your sleeve for a pre or post-West End show drink.

Address: 39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AU

Website: themarquess.co.uk

2 Corner, Tate Modern

With art-inspired cocktails, a summer terrace primed for sunset across the Thames gazing and creative, art-infused design,  the Tate Modern’s new food venture is an all-day café and evening bar. Look out for an extensive cultural programme, guests chefs and tap takeovers. As all Tate Eats initiatives, profits raised go to supporting the gallery and helping care for the collection.

Address: Bankside, SE1 9TG

Website: tate.org.uk

3 Arcade Battersea

Battersea Power Station’s impressive food hall has opened, with a stack of dining options. The second Arcade Food Hall in London, this one boasts brands exclusive to the power station – Flat Bread by Thomas Straker, Hong Kong-inspired Cantonese comfort food Siu Siu and Issan-style Thai joint Phed Power – alongside traders including Tipan Tapan, Shatta & Toum and Hero.

Address: 1st floor, Battersea Power Station, 330 The Power Station, Circus Road South, Battersea Power Station, SW11 8DD

Website: arcadefoodhall.com

4 The Table, Battersea Rise

The Southwark brunch spot will open its second location this month, bringing its all-day brunching into the depths of south west London. Full English, full vegans, Benedict, Florentine and Royale; all the eggy breakfast classics are represented here, as are waffle and pancake stacks and streaky bacon treats.

Address: 35-37 Battersea Rise, SW11 1HG

Website: thetablecafe.com

5 Elodie at Birch (Selsdon)

The second Birch community, this one located in Selsdon, Croydon, opens this month with Elodie as its flagship restaurant, open to anyone whether you’re staying at the hotel or not. Helmed by the award-winning and Michelin starred chef Lee Westcott, Elodie takes its ques from the ‘lifestyle’ hotel’s vast rewilding project to serve up tasting menus (veg, vegan and dietary requirement menus available on request) made of seasonal and foraged produce, as well as from stuff grown on the hotel’s expansive grounds. The restaurant’s design also makes use of Birch’s bucolic setting, which draws panoramic views of the grounds into the Victorian-style dining room.

Address: 126 Addington Road, South Croydon CR2 8YA

Website: birchcommunity.com

6 Bar Nana, Seven Dials

A new take on how to use an old banana warehouse, the recently opened Bar Nana serves up fresh juices and cocktails, if you’re lucky in a banana contraption. The venue comes with the activity you’ve always wanted, a ride on banana, as well as seriously fruity beverages – the Pina Tale (pineapple, green grape, white wine and rum), a Seven Dials Sour (hibiscus, strawberry, pink lady apple and gin), and the Karma Colada which is coconut, pineapple, banana and rum.

Address: Seven Dials Market, 35 Earlham Street, Seven Dials, WC2H 9LD

Website: sevendialsmarket.com

7 Bancone, Borough Yards

The Bib Gourmand pasta joint will launch its third site in Borough Yards this August, serving many of the tried and tested favourites including signature dish silk handkerchiefs – thin cuts of pasta covered in confit egg yolk and walnut butter. Alongside the compact but considered pasta menu, there is an equally well-thought out selection of antipasti, such as burrata, tomato, basil and crispy fregola; and lardo on toast with truffled honey. The restaurant is currently taking bookings from Tuesday, August 1.

Address: Arch 213, Stoney Street, Borough Yards, SE1 9AD

Website: bancone.co.uk