New Bar and Restaurant Openings, June 2016

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Farmacy, Westbourne Grove

What.../ Farmacy has opened in Westbourne Grove bringing a healthy vegetarian and vegan dining experience with them. Founder Camilla Al Fayed (yep, she of Harrods fame) has opened it to champion her philosophy of healthy and alternative living. All of the ingredients have been carefully considered both for their taste as well as their nutritional benefit and sourced from local organic UK farms. On the Menu.../ The menu is inspired by dishes from around the globe and supports both a vegan and vegetarian diet, as well as being free from dairy, refined sugars, additives and chemicals. Featuring healthy choice comfort foods such as the signature  Farmacy Burger and plant-based Ice Cream Sundaes, the aim of the menu is to provide guilt free pleasure. Where.../ 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2

Rawligion, Tottenham Street

What.../ Rawligion has opened to change Londoners' perceptions of plant based food by providing delicious nourishment from food in its rawest form. Dishes at Rawligion are made without any animal products (with the exception of honey in small amounts) so the menu is suitable for the most extreme vegetarians and vegans. Menu.../ The menu at Rawligion uses raw ingredients wherever possible, including local, seasonal and organically grown fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Diners will be able to enjoy salads such as massaged kale with activated sunflower seeds and immune boosting maitake mushrooms, alongside raw cauliflower sushi served with seaweed caviar and even pizzas with tasty crusts made from a combination of dehydrated grated courgette and seeds. Where.../ 3 Tottenham Street, W1T 2AF


Smoke & Salt, Islington

What.../ Smoke & Salt started life in August 2014 as a pop up after chefs Remi Williams and Aaron Webster met working in the kitchens of  Notting Hill restaurant, The Shed.  Now the duo have found a home for their concept with a year long residency above The Chapel Bar in Islington. On the Menu.../ Diners can expect a four course tasting menu comprised of seasonal British ingredients, with dishes including Alliums with cipollini, bbq spring onion and coddled egg; Grilled spring lamb, green garlic, sunchoke and pickled okra; and pink grapefruit curd, elderflower yoghurt and pound cake. Where.../ Chapel Bar (upstairs), 29 Penton Street, London N1 2PX

Randy's Wing Bar, Hackney

What.../ After a series of pop-ups, events and festivals, Richard Thacker and Andy Watts' 3 year mission to create the perfect chicken wing has led them to their first permanent restaurant in Hackney. On the Menu.../ Randy's will take you around the world with five styles of wings: From the traditional North American Buffalo (fried and tossed in a spicy Buffalo sauce with truffle blue cheese) to Bombay (marinated in Indian spices, oven baked, robata grilled and served with raita) via Vietnam with the Hanoi Tuk Tuk (lightly battered, fried, tossed in a tangy Vietnamese fish sauce, served with crispy garlic and fresh coriander). Where.../ Randy's Wing Bar, Canal Side Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E15 2GW 

Pizza Pilgrims, Covent Garden


Pizza Pilgrims has opened its doors on the bustling Garrick Street bringing, their authentic Neapolitan cuisine to Covent Garden.

Menu.../ A few you can expect to see on the menu are the classic Margherita, their ever popular Nduja pizza and the tempting Nutella and salted ricotta pizza ring to finish with a bang.  The pizzas can be washed down with a selection of British and Italian craft beers. Where.../ Pizza Pilgrims 23 Garrick Street, WC2E 9BN


Albion, Clerkenwell


Shoreditch favourite, Albion has launched its third and biggest site yet.  Housed across two floors in the iconic Turnmills building on Clerkenwell Road, the mega-venue comprises of multiple dining areas (Grill restaurant, oyster bar, cheese & charcuterie corner, cocktail bar), retail spaces (grocery, bakery, craft beer & wine shop, pie room) and take out counters (food, hot drinks & juice).

Food.../ The menus aim to champion great produce and seasonal ingredients, with a range of dining options for all occasions - from breakfast and brunch, to lunch, supper and late-night cocktails.  Expect everything from Salads, Pies and Sandwiches to a grill menu of Steaks, Chops and Seafood. Where.../ 63 Clerkenwell Road, EC1


Snowflake, Selfridges

What.../ Artisans of gelato and winners of 18 great taste awards, Snowflake, have opened their brand new gelato bar exclusively in Selfridges where you can acquire all manner of sweet and chilled delights. Food.../ Londoner's can expect all manner of treats be it an early breakfast gelato and granola shake with wild berries served with traditional American pancakes. Or for a more British experience Snowflake offers a traditional afternoon tea menu with a twist. Expect cones and sundaes to LA style cookie and macaron gelato sandwiches. Londoners will also find gourmet chocolate coated gelato stix, sorbetto lollies and chocolate dipped ice-cream cookies. Last but not least there are also options for Vegan Gelato and Gelato shakes such as coconut & chocolate, banoffee & brownie and caramel & peanut. Where.../ Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB

The Star of Leyton, Leyton

What.../ Rob Star's (owner and founder of the The Electric Star Group) latest venture is opening in Leyton this summer. Famous for their parties, live music and food, their Leyton branch will be the fifth in the Star pub group. Menu.../ Star pubs regularly partners up with London based foodie popups to provide delicious and varied treats for patrons who are on the look-out for a great place to drink and dine. Diners can expect food from well known names on the London food circuit such as The Joint, Yeah Burger and SugarShack. Where.../ 16 High Road, Leyton, E15 2BX    
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