London’s Best Restaurant Openings – April


By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food


Chick ‘n’ Sours – Dalston

Set to open in Dalston on April 17th, Chick ‘n’ Sours is Carl Clarke’s brand new Chicken restaurant, but a little different from the rest of the area’s cheap and cheerful Chicken shops. First off, all of the free range, herb fed Chicken on offer is sourced from Pilmoore Grange Farm in Yorkshire, and will be served in a range of different ways. Also, the restaurant will specialise in fusing their Chicken dishes with sour cocktails, with sour bases including Tequila, Bourbon, Pisco, while the accompanying tinctures and syrups will all be made in-house. A selection of inventive soft serve ice cream flavours will also join the menu, with the Weetabix making the trip to Dalston most worthwhile.

Chick ‘n’ Sours is set to open on April 17th and can be found at 390 Kingsland Road, E8 2AA.


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Craft London – Greenwich Peninsula

It’s no secret that Greenwich’s constantly growing Peninsula is becoming one of the most sought after housing areas in London, so it’s come as no surprise that Stevie Parle is set to open a brand new restaurant venture, following the success of Dock Kitchen and Rotorino. Set to feature a strong focus on simple home cooking and locally sourced British food, the restaurant also boasts a café and bakery, which has already opened, and a meat-curing area will also become a feature. Set to open its doors on April 27th following a two-week soft launch, Craft London’s launch menu will feature the likes of Pigeon pie (£8), Galloway sirloin (£30) and Clay baked duck (£85). What’s more, as well as the a la carte menu, a tasting menu will also be on offer, priced at £65, while a pre-show menu will be available as a perfect accompaniment to events at the nearby O2 Arena.

Craft London is set to open on April 27th and can be found at Peninsula Square, SE10 0SQ.


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Flat Three – Holland Park

Flat Three is a brand new restaurant that’s set to offer a fusion of Japanese, Korean and Scandinavian cuisine. Taking its name from the test kitchen ran as a supper club for some time, out of Juliana Kim Moustakas’ home. Teaming up with head chef Pavel Kanja, the restaurant will offer an a la carte menu as well as a more extensive tasting menu, as well as some rather intriguing non-alcoholic drink pairings alongside the wine pairings, all available within the cozy 40-cover restaurant. Here’s our recent Supper Club feature.

Flat Three is set to open on April 2nd and can be found at 120- 122 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UA




Foxlow – Stoke Newington

Following plenty of rumours surrounding a brand new outpost of Foxlow, the second restaurant from the Hawksmoor team – Will Beckett and Huw Gott – is set to open in Stoke Newington in April. Taking residence in the prime Church Street location once occupied by Homa, the 100-cover restaurant is set to feature a menu comprised of smoked and charcoal-grilled dishes as well as some healthier offerings. And if the menu of Foxlow’s Clerkenwell restaurant is anything to go by, the Stoke Newington foodie crowd is in for a real treat.

Foxlow is set to open on April 8 and can be found at 71-73 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0AS.




Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar – Kentish Town

Having launched in 2013 with a restaurant in Covent Garden, a new branch of Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar will bring the Deep South to North London. Set to open a new restaurant in the already bustling restaurant scene of Kentish Town, with a 90 cover ground floor restaurant, plus an outdoor BBQ and dining space as well as a basement bar called JAILBIRD. Offering a comforting menu of Southern favourites, including the new restaurant’s signature new recipe – Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken with Lemon Salt & Tabasco Honey, as well as some menu favourites from the original Covent Garden outpost. Meanwhile, the former police station basement offers a broad range of cocktails, whiskeys and ryes that you can enjoy within the original cells that have been transformed into drinking booths.

Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar is set to open on April 13th and can be found at 300 Kentish Town Road, NW5 2TG




Tartufi and Friends – Harrods

Having already opened their own Truffle shop, one of the Globe’s most well known department stores – Harrods – is now set to open the first London branch of Tartufi and Friends. The brand new restaurant is set to follow the already opened outposts in Milan and Rome and as expected, the menu is absolutely full of Truffle-based dishes, with every single thing on the menu being available with a choice of either black or incredibly expensive white truffles. And as if the £75 burger wasn’t enough, the restaurant’s cocktails are also set to feature the lavish fungus. Anyone for a Truffle Martini?

Tartufi and Friends is set to open in April and can be found on the Ground Floor of Harrods, 87–135 Brompton Road, SW1X 7XL

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