Want to have your finger on the pulse on what's new on the London restaurant scene? Like to be one step ahead of your friends and colleagues and be in the know about the latest hotspots and must-try places to eat?
Well now's your chance as we've teamed up with leading Event Management and Corporate Hospitality company, 19 Events to recommend our top 10 must-visit restaurants, all of which are creating a buzz in the capital!
1. Basement State
Located: 8 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 8HN Opened: September 4th Perfect for: Dessert and cocktails or even first dates!
How hasnt anyone thought of this before? A venue that pairs partying with sweet treats and cocktails. Seaweed and salted caramels are part of a simplistic, ornate cocktail list that compliments the desserts on offer, the conceptions of a Provincial pastry chef in London. This is the one for that big first date: its all the fun of dessert time, taken seriously.
2. Bobo Social
Located: 95 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PZ Opened: 14th August Perfect for: Tasty burgers without the fuss!
Bobo Social introduces another easy-eat with their new Burger and Small Plates concept. Their burgers are handcrafted from rare-breed, Sussex beef Dexter, Longhorn and Red Lincoln, and, seared at 300 degrees in a Kopa Charcoal Oven. Tasty!
3. Call Me Mr Lucky
Located: 11-12 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RQ Opened: 31st August Perfect for: All day dining and evening cocktails!
Everyones favourite eggs joint slash hidden cocktail bar group are taking their winning formula to the Bridge, London Bridge that is, with the opening of Call Me Mr Lucky. Along the same lines as Shoreditchs Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town and Batterseas King of Ladies Man, the new venue will consist of an all day breakfast club cafe, and a secret, hidden cocktail bar accessed via a secret entrance in the cafe.
4. Dirty Burger Shoreditch
Located: 13 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA Opened: August 19th Perfect for: Casual and quick bite to eat any night of the week!
Its a simple concept, the menu details just a few burger combos, the star of the menu is the Dirty Burger; a mustard mayo, pickle, burger/bap cheese salad combo that would take only those with the stomach to finish this beauty.
Located: Mount Pleasant, London, WC1X Opened: July 21st Perfect for: After work drinks
Truly a cocktail bar like no other, this crowd-sourced venture is set to become a quirky hotspot in the coming months. If you are bored of the same old pretentious cocktail bars, then PimpShuei is definitely a welcome addition to your after work sessions. With a mixture of fine food, delightful cocktails and catchy tunes, you cant go wrong!
6. Bob Bob Ricard Club Room
Located: 1 Upper St James Street, Soho, London W1F 9DF Opened: 30th July Perfect for: Saturday nights!
Bob Bob Ricards intimate 74-seater Club Room extends to its Lower Ground Floor space, which boasts a club-like mahogany central floor to air the space out a bit. And true to Bob Bob Ricard form, a Press for Champagne button sits in every booth in case of any unsuspecting champers-related droughts. The upstairs restaurants optimum wine and champagne policy will continue downstairs, as will the Russian British crossover foods.
7. LIMA Floral
Located: 14 Garrick Street, London, WC2E 9BJ Opened: 23rd July Perfect for: Celebrations with family and friends
Fitzrovias LIMA has gone from strength to strength. Once a new face on the scene, LIMA quickly morphed into one of Londons best left-field eateries. Its the work of Virgilio Martinez, a Peruvian chef who back at home in Peru runs a restaurant widely thought of as one of the best in the world. Its his lab-like technique that keeps bums in seats. Some of this food simply hasnt been seen in London before.
8. Hixter Bankside
Located: 16 Guildford Street, Southwark, London SE1 OHS Opened: 30th July Perfect for: All round eatery and late night hotspot
First Mark Hix brought us Tramshed in Shoreditch then Hixter came to the City. Both restaurants - where the choice is chicken or steak, to share - have proved so popular that a second Hixter has been brought to the Metal Box Factory, Bankside, round the corner from Tate Modern. The large 7,000 square foot Hixter Bankside also includes a Mark's Bar, similar to the original and award-winning Mark's Bar in Soho. Two private dining rooms for 8 to 50 guests are the perfect way to feast with friends from a range of private dining menus.
9. Tanya's Cafe
Located: 35, Ixworth Place, Chelsea, London, SW3 3QX Opened: 22nd July Perfect for: Healthy all day dining during work and after!
Tanya Alekseeva or Raw Tanya as she is known, is one of the leading detox and raw food experts and now she is opening a raw food café in My Hotel Chelsea. And its healthy, super healthy, open for breakfast, lunch and serving small plates in the evening, drinks include Matcha latte and medicinal mushrooms; whilst for lunch forget your usual lasagna theyll be serving up a walnut meat, pesto, marinara, cheese and courgetti (like spaghetti but healthy!). Theres even a chocolate section on the pudding menu which you dont have to feel guilty about!
10. Toms Kitchen Restaurant and Bar
Located: 1 Commodity Quay, London E1W 1AZ Opened: 18th August Perfect for: Long Sunday lunches
Tom Aikens added restaurant number 5 to his collection this summer with the opening of Toms Kitchen Restaurant and Bar in St Katharines Dock. Youll find some of the classic Toms Kitchen dishes on the menu such as spicy crab cakes and seven hour confit lamb, as well as new dishes including haddock with sweet corn fritters. Next door will be a deli selling the best things in life, for us it's the flourless chocolate fudge cake see you in the queue.