New Restaurant and Bar Openings Feb 2016 #1

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The Galley Islington

Galley, Islington

What…/ Style hopefully meets substance as stylist siblings Oriona Robb and Marcel Grzyb launch Galley. The predictably snazzy looking restaurant and bar specialises predominantly in seafood dishes cooked up with a host of internationally inspired flavours. On the menu…/ Having spent 18 years as a chef at Soho's seafood powerhouse Randall & Aubin, Marcel's menu takes an incredibly diverse approach to seafood with dishes including Scottish scallops, carrot, cardamom purée; Yellowfin tuna tartare, mango, avocado, wasabi nori crisps, teriyaki; and Hereford beef carpaccio, wild mushrooms, beef jelly, pistachio and smoked garlic pesto. Where…/ 105 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN

The Gibson, Clerkenwell

What.../ Two of London's leading modern-day bartenders, Marian Beke of Nightjar and Rusty Cerven of The Connaught Bar, have joined forces to open up The Gibson.  Housed in an Edwardian listed building in Clerkenwell, visitors are guaranteed great cocktails and a brilliant atmosphere alike! On the menu…/ Leading the menu is ‘The Gibson' – a classic pickled martini style cocktail from the 1900's - after which the bar is named. The boys have experimented with a series of subtly pickled ingredients to create a cocktail list around this drink, including beguiling bitter gourds, hazelnuts, quails' eggs, fragrant Buddha's hand citron and barrel-aged balsamic vinegar-syrups. Where…/ 44 Old St, London EC1V 9AQ 


Fowl Mouths Residency @ King & Co., Clapham

What…/ Following their sell-out success at supperclubs and popups across South London, Fowl Mouths are now bringing their delicious Japanese comfort food to The King & Co for an extended residency until 6 March. On the menu…/ Fowl Mouths has built up a loyal fanbase thanks to their addictive signature delicacies like twice-fried Kara-age Chicken marinated in soy, mirin, garlic and ginger and unmistakable Japanese flavours with classic British and American comfort foods, ranging from Pumpkin Korokke Scotch Egg to Teriyaki Chilli Wings. They will also be serving up an array of quirky brunch dishes including Pork Belly Benedict with poached eggs and yuzu hollandaise, and an Egg and “Bacon” Bun with Tonkatsu “brown” sauce. Where…/ The King & Co., 100 Clapham Park Road, SW4 7BZ 020 7498 1971

Floyd's on the Lane, Dalston

What…/ Tucked away on Shacklewell Lane, once notorious for its drug dens and brothels Floyd's is a seriously relaxed err, joint to hang out for a bite and a tipple.  It's actually technically been around for three years, so this is something of a relaunch. On the menu…/ As with most East London venues, it's all about keeping things local at Floyd's.  So expect vegetables from Hackney's Growing Communities, cheeses from Neal's Yard Dairy and bread made and pastries made on site.  Dishes include Gravadlax tartare, avocado, grapefruit jelly, spring onion & crispy capers; or Courgette Linguine, basil pesto, wild mushrooms, rocket and parmesan; and Pheasant breast, cauliflower puree, grilled cep mushroom, cavolo nero, smoked bacon & jus. Where…/ Floyds on the Lane, 89 Shacklewell Lane, London E8 2EB

Choconut, Great Portland St

What…/ The intoxicating scent of rich espresso fills the air; a stunning dual chocolate fountain, delectable bonbons, bars, truffles and nuts of every imaginable variety and flavour at every turn – welcome to Choconut, London's luxury boutique for bespoke, handmade chocolate, exceptional nuts and gourmet coffee!  Visitors can also explore a host of other indulgencies including French chestnuts (marron glacé) and patisserie. Where…/ 161 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PB

Tiny Leaf, Notting Hill

What…/ For those of you who have decided to maintain their January detox, Tiny Leaf's promise of being London's first organic, vegetarian, zero waste restaurant could make it the restaurant for you! More than just food, the four-storey venue also houses a ground-floor bistro and juice bar, zero waste fine-dining restaurant, cinema, events space and botanical cocktail bar. Where…/ 209 Westbourne Park Road, London, W11 1EA
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