New Bar and Restaurant Openings, April 2016

Pritesh Mody |

Somsaasom saa, Spitalfields

What…/ Following a permanently packed pop-up at Climpson's Arch and a crowdfunding campaign that raised over £700,000 in 3 days, the som saa team is set to bring its awesome Thai cuisine to a permanent restaurant in Spitalfields this month! On the Menu…/ In a nutshell, some of the best Thai food in London.  As well as classics from Climpson's Arch, the menu will include many new dishes, including curries made with fresh coconut cream and house made curry pastes, such as 'gaeng daeng moo yaang' (red curry of grilled pork, green banana and holy basil); and from the wok section, 'pad char ahaan talay' (stir fried prawns, clams and squid with lime leaves, young peppercorns and wild ginger). Where…/ 43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD

Decatur at Pamela, Haggerston

What…/ Following a successful pop-up, Louisiana specialties pop-up kitchen Decatur has gone permanent at Pamela Bar. On the Menu…/ A signature dish of Decatur, Essex Wild oysters come New Orleans Style chargrilled with Garlic Pecorino Butter, whilst small plates include Charred Okra with Ricotta & Red Pepper Jelly and Kentucky Style Beer Cheese.  Signature large plates include Gumbo with Rabbit, smoked sausage & okra, and Crawfish Etouffee. Decatur also serves a weekend brunch of Southern Style comfort dishes on Sundays. Where…/ 428 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA

Sambal Shiok @ The Sun & 13 Cantons

What…/ Malaysian streetfood queen, Mandy Yin, brings her delicious food to a bricks & mortar site in Soho with a residency at The Sun & 13 Cantons! On the Menu…/ Expect some seriously punchy Malaysian dishes, include Laksa, Nasi lemak, Beef rendang and Hainan dumplings.  Of course, a pop-up isn't complete without fried chicken, so you can expect a Malaysian inspired version of this too! Where…/ The Sun & 13 Cantons, 21 Great Pulteney St, W1F 9NG

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Black Roe Poke Bar & Grill, Mayfair

What…/ Having brought Nikkei cuisine to Soho with Chotto Matte, Kurt Zdesar has turned his attention towards the Pacific Rim for inspiration for his latest ‘raw and cured' fish venture. On the Menu…/ Sushi started it, then came ceviche and now we have ‘poke', a marinated raw fish style of dish found in Hawaii.  The menu also features a selection of grilled dishes, including Bison rib eye steak with fennel-tomato confit & yuzu soy hollandaise; and Smokey lamb rackwith coconut & piquillio reduction. Where…/ 4 Mill Street, Mayfair, W1S 2AX

Fowl Mouths @ The Lido Café, Brockwell

What…/ Japanese soul-food comes to Brockwell with the renowned Fowl Mouths pop-up every Thursday and Friday throughout April. On the Menu…/ Fowl Mouths has built up a loyal fanbase thanks to their addictive signature delicacies like the twice-fried Kara-age Chicken marinated in soy, mirin, garlic and ginger.  Other delicious dishes include Ponzu Steak; Grilled English Asparagus with Yuzu Hollandaise; and Hake and Clams with Shiso Brown Butter and Udon Noodles. Where…/ The Lido Café, Brockwell Lido, Dulwich Rd, London, SE24 0PA

Shepherd Market Wine House, Shepherd Market

What.../ Shepherd Market Wine House has re-opened after undergoing a major refurbishment. The venue comprises a wine retail space with a tasting area and seating on the ground floor and tables outside. On the Menu.../ The Wine House aims to source an eclectic selection of wines from around the world with excellent vintages ready for immediate drinking.  There are 20 wines available for tasting sessions, including sparkling and Champagne. Alternatively, in the bar you can have them served by the glass accompanied by sharing platters of cheese, olives, pate, terrines and charcuterie. Where.../ 21-23 Shepherd Market, London, W1J 7PN

Origins Of at Blessing's, Spitalfields

What…/ Abdulla Amin and Hugo Toland's Middle Eastern-inspired take on traditional recipes will bring a new flavour to the plates of Londoners with a kitchen takeover at Blessing's. On the Menu…/ The concept gives classic Middle Eastern ingredients a modern twist, with the main dishes including spice infused fried chicken, buttermilk soaked cauliflower florets and a vibrant twist on the classic falafel are served dressed on three mini charred flat breads. Where…/ Blessing's, 76 Commercial Street, E1 6LY
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