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New Bars Pubs & Restaurants to Try This April

From Hong Kong quick eats to neighbourhood Italian restaurants, here’s the latest drop of new pubs, restaurants and bars to try in London, this April…

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1 Late-night dining at Harrods, Knightsbridge
This iconic department store is now open for evening dining, and the mosaic-tiled walls of the stunning Dining Hall are something to look at. While the dining hall is worth a trip alone, the hall’s selection of superb restaurants are fitting for such a grand room. Kama by Vineet, from one of the first Indian chefs to helm a Michelin-starred restaurant serves hefty portions of flavoursome traditional Indian dishes, and there’s Kerridge’s Fish & Chips, The Sushi Bar, Caviar House & Prunier as well. There’s also Tiffany Blue Box Cafe, Harrods Social by Jason Atherton and the Baccarat Bar to try as well.
Address: Ground Floor, 87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge SW1X 7XL
Website: harrods.com

2 Noci, Islington
Louis Korovilas (ex-Locatelli and Bancone) has opened up a new neighbourhood Italian restaurant overlooking Islington Green. Drawing inspiration from travels across Italy and the country’s regional specialities, the short season menu features pasta dishes and Sicilian street food snacks – fritti. This includes fried parcels of leek, taleggio, gorgonzola and walnut, as well as saffron and nduja arancini with pecorino;  and parmesan and squid fritti with nori and bagna cauda. For drinks, you’ve got beer, wine and cocktails, as well as a changing line up of seasonal sprits.
Address: 4-6 Islington Green N1 2XA
Website: nocirestaurant.co.uk

3 Madhu’s Brasserie Richmond
Following the successful launch of Madhu’s Brasserie Knightsbridge on the 5th Floor of Harvey Nichols, the traditional Indian all-day dining restaurant is taking its much-loved signature Indian cooking south of the river to Richmond. The refined, contemporary menu has been created with the award-winning royal Indian caterers Madhu’s. Paying homage to history, the menu serves new takes on authentic dishes passed down through generations.
Address: 106 Sheen Road, Richmond, TW9 1UR
Website: madhusbrasserie.com

4 The Spread Eagle Wandsworth
Following an extensive refurbishment hotel, this Grade II listed pub and hotel has reopened. Now beautifully restored with chandeliers, etched glass ans reclaimed wood flooring, the pub serves British pub food such as banger and mash, Welsh lamb with burnt baby gem, and potato and onion hotpot and mint, as well as craft beers and cask ales. Upstairs, you’ll find 21 boutique rooms.
Address: 71 Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth, SW18 2PT
Website: spreadeaglewandsworth.co.uk

5 Amalfi, Soho
Italian-inspired Amalfi brings relaxed Italian warmth to Soho. Dining is split across two floors and an outdoor terrace, and the restaurant is kitted out to evoke Italian coastal summers with mosaic marble flooring, ceramic pot plants and lemon trees. There’s also a small private garden room that can seat up to 22 diners. Open for lunch and dinner, the contemporary menu boasts hand-stretched pizzas and fresh pasta, such as spaghetti vongole and mains of the like of veal cotoletta and lemon sole served on the bone.
Address: 25 Argyll Street, Soho, W1F 7TU
Website: amalfi.co.uk

6 Umbrella Workshop, Shoreditch
The team behind The Sun Tavern and Discount Suit Company have recently opened a 12-seater cocktail bar in Shoreditch. Both a shop and a bar, everything on Umbrella Workshop’s shelves is available to take home. Housed in a 19th century atelier, the team have restored the space with a custom bar made from 500-year-old reclaimed wood. The menu changes daily, and the bar hosts tastings and workshops.
Address: Unit 10, Cleeve Workshops, Boundary Street, E2 7JD
Website: theumbrellaproject.co.uk

7 Three Uncles, Brixton Village
London’s popular Hong Kong style Siu Mei masters have finally opened their first restaurant after trading out of takeaway kiosks for three years. You can still get the original menu of house-roasted and chopped-to-order Cantonese meats to eat in or take away, however new dine-in only dishes have been added to the menu as well such as the family-style lotus leaf rice with Chinese sausage, steamed chicken, shiitake mushroom and chestnuts.
Address: Unit 19 & 20, Brixton Village SW9 8PR
Website: threeuncles.co.uk

8 Amaro, Kensington
Launched by former head mixologist of The Savoy, Elon Soddu, Amaro blends five-star hospitality and mixology with the cosiness of a neighbourhood cocktail bar. The intimate premises seats 38 people and unites classic cocktail traditions with innovative techniques and contemporary mixology. The creative and seductive space features a while marble floor, a black granite bar and a backlit-onyx backbar, making this creative and seductive space a good date night option.
Address: 15 Kensington High Street W8 5NP
Website: amarobar.co.uk

9 The Thin White Duke, Soho
An all-day drinking and dining joint for creatives to work play and make. The brainchild of production designer Sasha and musician Giovanni Almonte, The Thin White Duke’s style tips its cap to Berlin, Japan and Bowie, and serves an all-day cicchetti menu, cocktails and coffee. It also has recording studio suites if that’s your thing.
Address: 22B Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LD
Website: thethinwhiteduke.london

10 Tattu, Now Building, Tottenham Court Road
With restaurants already in Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh, the luxurious Tattu has arrived in London, right in the capital’s heart in fact. From its Tottenham Court Road rooftop position, the contemporary Chinese restaurant offers spectacular views of the city and an atmospheric dining experience. Inspired by a traditional Chinese Courtyard House, the decadent dining room surrounds a central garden, and there’s an outdoor terrace as well. Go here for dim sum or sharing plates or a fancy cocktail or two.
Address: The Now Building, Outernet, Denmark Pace, WC2H 0LA
Website: tattu.co.uk

11 The Lowback, Canary Wharf
Officially launched late March, The Lowback is steak restaurant Hawsksmoor’s first new bar since launching its Spitalfields site. It’s also the largest. Situated on the floating pavilion docks of Canary Wharf, The Lowback’s menu encompasses all the traditional elements of a Hawksmoor bar but with a little bit of added sass – sub-zero martinis to champagne cocktails for example. For snacking while quaffing, try salt-beef nuggets, bone marrow oysters and Hawksmoor’s Big Matt burger.
Address: 1 Water Street E14 5GX
Website: thehawksmoor.com

 

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