London’s vibrant restaurant scene will be seeing a handful of new additions in August, featuring cuisine from all around the world. Make sure you keep an eye out for these restaurants opening soon!
Becoming the fourth restaurant to occupy a site at the rejuvenated St James Market, Anzu will offer traditional teishoku (pre-set) lunch as well as an a la carte menu, both inspired by the Japanese Brassiere. Highlights of the la carte include king crab gyoza, black cod teriyaki and double stock tsukemen ramen.
Dominique Ansel Bakery London
The Cronut is coming to London, as Dominique Ansel shares his famous pastries with the world. As well as the Cronut, the bakery will offer a selection of other pastries which made Dominique famous, including the cookie shot and frozen s’mores.
Cure + Cut
Specialising in smoked meats, Cure + Cut will also serve freshly made sandwiches, seasonal salads and brews. The 30 cover restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner or you can get your food to go. Homemade cordials will feature on the menu including a pepper cured pastrami with Tewkesbury mustard and a brioche stuffed with poached native lobster.
Boondocks is the sister restaurant to Stax diner, the American concept created by Bea Vo, of London’s Bea’s of Bloomsbury. The much larger second site will see new additions to the menu including a chicken fried steak, a buttermilk biscuit sandwich and a peach cobbler.
Inspired by the streets of Istanbul, Yosma will be a mangal and raki bar based on a meyhane, which is a Turkish tavern. Head chef Hus Vedat, previously of Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa, will be roasting lamb on coal pits and cooking fish which is delivered daily from Cornwall. Dishes you’ll expect to see on the menu include Kirmizi Biber (coal roasted bell peppers) and Dana Kaburga (short rib of beef wrapped in caul, pickled cucumber).
Serving authentic French pancakes Mamie’s Creperie could possibly be the UK’s first genuine crêperie. On the first three floors you’ll find a selection of both savoury and sweet crepes, while down in the basement there’s a cider cellar serving ciders from France, New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden and Ireland.
Taking over the site of former Spanish restaurant Fino, Samarkand is a Uzbeki restaurant taking a modern approach to the cuisine. A mezzanine lounge will feature an extensive range of spirits alongside bar snacks and the menu will include dishes such as jizbiz and fatinon.
After several successful pop-up events Shrimoyee Chakraborty is opening her first permanent restaurant. The site will consist of a no reservations restaurant and bar downstairs with a bookable dining room on the second floor. Inspiration for the menu comes from her mother’s cooking as well as the streets of Calcutta.
Cha Chaan Teng
The inspiration for both food and name of Holborn’s newest restaurant comes from the cha chaan teng chefs who are known for creating affordable and eclectic menus in Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong. Dishes you can expect to find are chilli tiger prawns, macaroni soups and seabream.