London’s 9 best new bars, pubs and restaurants to try June 2022
June sees the launch of a host of sites across London. Here’s our pick of the best new restaurants, pubs and bars to try in the capital this month…
Main photo: Mr Fogg’s Apothcary
1. Acme Fire Cult, Dalston
A perfect summer collaboration, Acme Fire Cult is the new venture between chefs Andrew Clarke (Cellar, ex-Brunswick House, ex-St Leonards and ex-London Fields Courtyard) and Daniel Watkins (ex-St Leonards), and Steve Ryan of 40 Foot Brewery. The pair of chefs bring their smoky flame grilled style to a kind of dude menu in which the veggies sing. Although meat eaters are not afraid, there are also fish and meat platters. Think flavor-laden dishes with weight smothered in herbaceous, tangy sauces; the Pistachio Romesco Grilled Leek and Charcoal Roasted Celeriac with XO Mushroom Kelp and White Bean Miso stand out. Wash them down with a margarita or two and don’t forget to try the beers.
Address: Abbot Street, Dalston E8 3DP
2. Asian Ivy, Mayfair
Adding a touch of The Ivy’s much-loved extra-ness to Mayfair, The Ivy Asia has opened a new location in Mayfair, bringing with it the brand’s much-loved extra-ness and over-the-top fairness. Expect a maximalist interior with a bold gold bar and bright green agate flooring. Think equally dazzling drinks and menus, such as aromatic half-crispy duck with steamed pancakes and slow-roasted spiced beef with buttery lettuce wraps, plus 10 exclusive new theatrical cocktails at The Ivy Asia, Mayfair.
Address: North Audley Street, Mayfair
3. Palace, Crystal Palace
The Made of Dough team have combined their knowledge, experience and love of music to create Palazzo, an all-day Italian restaurant and bar in Crystal Palace, south London. Open seven days a week for brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks, expect a laid-back setting by day and a lively bar by night. With a real focus on creating a community hangout, Palazzo is a neighborhood spot for a quick drink, a bite to eat, or a full-fledged feast with friends.
Address: 3-6 Church Road, Crystal Palace SE19 2TF
4. Amethyst, Mayfair
A cozy place in the colors of amethyst (the birthstone of Chef Patron Carlo Scotto) bringing together the design concept, this restaurant is ideal for an intimate evening. Amethyst’s chef’s table dining experience is accompanied by a 12-course menu (vegetarian option available) that features French, Arabic, Nordic and Japanese touches. Expect dishes such as charred hay black cod with caramelized miso and beef with ras el Hanout and Medjool dates.
Address: 6 Sackville Street, Mayfair W1S 3DD
5. Mr Fogg’s Apothecary, Mayfair
The latest edition to Mr. Fogg’s collection of locations, the Apothecary will showcase the vast array of potions and elixirs that Jules Verne’s most beloved fictional character, Phileas Fogg, collected on his epic 80-day journey. around the world. Made from herbs, powders, saps, and antivenoms from all ends of the Earth, these are the tonics and remedies that Fogg swears by for every ill imaginable. Located on Brook Street, directly opposite Claridge’s Hotel, this stylish venue will transport guests to the wonderfully eccentric world of Phileas which offers a range of wonderful cocktails and libations.
Address: Basement, 34 Brook Street W1K 5DH
6. Bloomsbury Riding House
Riding House Bloomsbury offers inspired menus from around the world combined with welcoming interiors and a club atmosphere to create a lively retreat in the heart of central London. The second iteration of Fitzrovia’s Riding House Cafe, Riding House Bloomsbury, continues with its sister venue’s contemporary all-day menus. Healthy signatures and new additions to the menu include coconut and cardamom dhal with eggplant pickle, or black quinoa and mango with corn, black beans and cashews which can be paired with beef flank suya skewers with yaji-spiced mayo, or octopus with ‘nduja lime yogurt.
Address: 1 Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury WC1N 1AF
7. Lala Land, Shoreditch
A new street food market has opened in Shoreditch, and it looks really good. With its array of lush foliage, fire pits and rushing waterfall, it also looks very Shoreditch. Previously home to Dinerama, the sprawling 25,000 square foot site has been redesigned by Soho Restaurant Group to offer a mix of 15 unique food stalls, four bars, a myriad of luxurious lounges and a host of live music events.
Website: 19 Great Eastern Street, EC2A 3EJ
8. Compton, Clerkenwell
Just opened, Compton offers diners an accessible yet refined neighborhood spot from breakfast to dinner. Executive Chef Michael Shaw and Head Chef Sam Monastyrskyj work with a number of small UK suppliers to create a menu inspired by the simple but tasty dishes of the Mediterranean with quality produce at its heart. Choose from a selection of small plates like zucchini salad with smoked almond gazpacho, or large plates – perfect for sharing – like hand-rolled pappardelle with asparagus, broad beans, fresh peas and ricotta. You can also order a classic-style cocktail like Hemingway daiquiris, negronis and palomas, served at the table on a vintage drinks cart.
Address: 47, place Saint-Jean, Clerkenwell EC1V 4JJ
9. 28°-50° Wine Workshop & Kitchen, Oxford Circus
Wine bar and jazz and blues haunt, 28°-50° has opened a new venue in Market Place, complete with an alfresco terrace, joining sister venues in Marylebone, Chelsea and South Kensington. It features an inimitable wine selection curated by the group’s head sommelier Jules Bensacq, which complements the modern European à la carte menu including mussels mariniere and octopus ceviche.
Address: Market Place, 4 Great Portland Street, W1W 8QJ
Fun things to do in London in June
Sky High Sunday sessions return to North London
A series of outdoor concerts are coming to the iconic Chelsea venue