Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

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Sibarita
7 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
After wowing Londoners with his Catalan food at Encant, Victor Garvey has teamed up with his dad to open another restaurant on Maiden Lane. This time, it’ll be a laid back wine and cheese bar, with tapas and plenty more to enjoy.
Henrietta
14-15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
This restaurant is from Ollie Dabbous, in the hotel The Henrietta from the people behind the Experimental Cocktail Club. Expect a menu with lots of Dabbous flourishes as well as some ace cocktails.
Darjeeling Express
Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10
She's had lots of success with her pop-ups and residencies and now Asma Khan is launching a permanent Darjeeling Express restaurant in Kingly Court.
Xu
30 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DL
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10
Bao has been one of the big success stories in London. Now the team behind it have opened their third restaurant, an upmarket Taiwanese restaurant in Soho.
Mere
74 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QH
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
Recently best known for MasterChef, the ex Le Gavroche chef has opened her own place on Charlotte Street. Expect fine dining at its best and her sommelier husband in charge of the wine.
Kricket
12 Denman St, Soho, London W1D 7HH
Critic reviews - total score out of 10
Already a big hit in Brixton, this is the second Kricket - expect a bigger space with the same great Indian small plates.
Temper
25 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
This is the first of Neil Rankin's Temper restaurants, taking over a huge basement spot in Soho. The room is dominated by a central kitchen where all the smoking happens. From that you can expect tacos, meat piled onto freshly baked flatbread and a lot of mezcal.
Calcutta Street
29 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 4RU
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
This sees Shrimoyee Chakraborty, best known for her Calcutta Street residencies, setting up a permanent restaurant in Fitzrovia. Expect home-style Bengali dining and a communal dining space downstairs too.
Kiln
58 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TL
Critic reviews - total score 9 out of 10
This restaurant is from the founder of the Smoking Goat, still focusing on Thai food but going for simplicity. Expect a short grill menu and a daily noodle dish and a regularly changing wine list by Zeren Wilson. It's primarily counter dining too.
Foley's
23 Foley Street, London W1W 6DU
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10
Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia is headed up by Head Chef Mitz Vora - who's been Sous Chef at the ever-hot The Palomar. He's the sole creator of the menu at Foleys, which is "experimenting with food from around the world with trade route twists and influences".
Clipstone
5 Clipstone St, London W1W 6BB
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
This is the latest restaurant from the people behind the very successful Portland. Expect seasonal dishes, plenty of wine on tap and some very special flatbread too.
The Barbary
16 Neal's Yard, London WC2H 9DP
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
This is the sibling restaurant to the hugely popular The Palomar. It features food from the Barbary Coast of North Africa to Jerusalem and it's a solely counter dining restaurant too.
Bao Fitzrovia
31 Windmill St, London W1T 2JN
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10
This is the second restaurant from the people behind the hugely successful Bao in Soho. Expect the usual bao buns but with many small and sharing dishes that are unique to this branch too. And they also take bookings too - so that's something of a blessing.
The Ninth
22 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NB
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Also known for his appearances on Saturday Kitchen, this is Jun Tanaka's first solo venture. It's a French/Mediterranean neighbourhood style restaurant which uses fine dining cheffing techniques but with a more casual feel. So expect a mix of small plates and larger dishes, with a Michelin touch.
Cafe Monico
39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LA
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
This sees Soho House reviving an old British Institution (albeit moved up the road a little), Cafe Monico. Expect a reasonably priced European brasserie with a menu by Rowley Leigh.
Encant
16 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NJ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
When it opened, Bravas Tapas was adorned with many plaudits, even if it wasn't in the most central of locations. But now the chef, Victor Garvey has moved into Covent Garden with his own modern Spanish restaurant.
Frenchie
16 Henrietta St, Covent Garden London WC2E 8QH
Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10
Launched by the same folk who run the popular French neighbourhood restaurant Frenchie in Paris, their London restaurant has a French/British twist to many of the dishes - all with British sourced ingredients. Look out for excellent cocktails too.
Native
3 Neal's Yard, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DP
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Native restaurant is focusing primarily on wild food - both in its meat (game and rare breeds) and in the veg with a big focus on the new trend of roots-to-stem eating.
100 Wardour Street
100 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1F 0TN
Critic reviews - total score 5.5 out of 10
100 Wardour Street is the third restaurant to open on this site by D&D. First it was Meza, then Carom and Floridita. The ground floor will be an all-day restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar while a further restaurant space downstairs will open in the evenings and feature live music performances and guest DJs.
Hoppers
49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SG
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
Coming from the Sethi siblings, best known for Gymkhana but also behind Bao, Lyle's and more, this is inspired by roadside shacks (boutiques) of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. These shacks focus on hoppers and dosas which is with Hoppers. It's a popular no-reservations spot, so be prepared for a wait at peak times - but it's worth it and very affordable too.
Shuang Shuang
64 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LU
Critic reviews - total score 5 out of 10
This Chinatown restaurant specialises in hot-pots, with boiling broth pots sunk into tables and the ingredients to throw in snaking around you on conveyor belts.
Zelman Meats
2 St Anne's Court, London W1F 0AZ
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
This meat restaurant in Soho is from the same people as Burger & Lobster and Goodman. It's pitched at half way between the two with a strong focus on meat and steak - but with cuts that help to bring the prices to below Goodman levels. Expect new cuts of meat to appear regularly.
The Newman Arms
23 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NG
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
This is the latest pub to be taken over by the Cornish Grill, and the first in central London with a full Cornish produce inspired menu.
Morden and Lea
17 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D 6PJ
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
This is the latest from Mark Sargeant who is opening his first Soho restaurant. Downstairs is for walk-ins for snacks, small plates and charcuterie while upstairs will be an affordable brasserie.
Barrafina Drury Lane
43 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ The ever-popular Barrafina now has a third outlet, which should help to relieve the queues on the rest. Best known for high-end Spanish tapas, this has been an instant hit.
Cafe Murano Covent Garden
36 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB
Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10
The Covent Garden Cafe Murano was the second of Angela Hartnett's diffusion restaurant range to open. It also features a shop and cafe next door where you can pick up freshly made pasta and sauce (as well a decent bottle of wine) to take home with you.
Leicester House
1 Leicester Street, London, WC2H 7BL
Critic reviews - total score 5.5 out of 10
This 50-cover restaurant will be open all day, starting with breakfast from 7am and - good news - they'll have a bar that's open till 2am with a 30 cover terrace. The food will be French-Vietnamese and there'll be shellfish dishes, steaks and ribs, cooked on the Robata charcoal grill.
Duck and Rice
90 Berwick Street, London W1F 0QB
Critic reviews - total score 6 out of 10
This has been set up by Alan Yau, opening right next door to his old restaurant Yauatcha. He's reinvented the space as a Chinese gastropub - so there's a more pubby environment downstairs with a Chinese restaurant upstairs. Expect a big focus on the duck, of course.
The Ivy
The Ivy, 1-5 West Street, London WC2H 9NQ
Critic reviews - total score 9.5 out of 10
One of London's oldest restaurants, the Ivy has recently undergone a big revamp and has re-built almost the entire restaurant. Chief among the changes is a new central bar area with plenty of counter dining spaces added. There are new paintings too - but expect some old favourites to appear too. The menu has a mix of classic Ivy dishes like the Shepherd's Pie and more contemporary fare.
Percy and Founders
1 Pearson Square, Fitzroy Place, London, W1T 3BF
Critic reviews - total score 5.5 out of 10
This is the latest from the Open House, a huge restaurant seating 200 people in the newly revamped Fitzroy Square in Fitzrovia. It'll also have three separate bar areas and serve food with "locally, sustainably sourced and artisan-prepared ingredients and is run by Diego Cardoso, the former Head Chef of Murano.
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