New Road Hotel (Whitechapel)
The soon-to-be-opened New Road Hotel in Whitechapel is set to be East London’s cool new hangout. Appropriately for these pages, we’re most excited by the restaurant – Marco Pierre White’s Mr White’s English Chophouse will serve only the best cuts of meat cooked to perfection.
Christopher Bower’s Private Dining Service
If it’s a restaurant-quality meal you want, but you’re not inclined to leave the house – and Deliveroo really won’t cut it – then Christopher Bower is the man for you. The Michelin-starred chef’s newly-launched private dining service across London means you can put on impressive dinner parties, complete with perfectly-matched wines, with no effort whatsoever. Just don’t let on that you have a professional chef in your kitchen.
Culture Courtesan (Brixton)
The relaunched Courtesan in Brixton is one of the most glamorous dim sum restaurants we’ve seen. Dramatic interiors, appealing cocktail bar and an underground entertainment space make it the perfect weekend hangout.
Petit Bistro (Leicester Square)
Located in central London’s new luxury boutique hotel, Victory House, Petit Bistro is a real find. Forget its buzzing location – it could almost be a quintessential French bistro in the heart of Paris. With the Soho House architects behind the design, you can be assured your surroundings are as stylish as your food is Gallic.
Zia Lucia (Brook Green)
New West London neighbourhood pizzeria Zia Lucia offers a fabulous selection of 48-hour slow-fermented doughs, with everything from traditional white flour to a vegetable charcoal black base on the menu. Toppings, which include truffle honey, spicy spianata salami and fire nduja, are irresistible.