The Lockdown has hit the restaurant industry hard and with the restrictions finally easing, plenty of our favourite London spots are finally opening their doors once again. To help these creative and truly special foodie spots keep their doors open, we’re giving you the lowdown on exactly which London restaurants are reopening in each neighbourhood – so you can get to booking ASAP.
Our favourite Portuguese restaurant has reopened its doors in London Bridge, bringing the taste of the Mediterranean back to weary Londoners. Bar Douro now offers an updated menu and an extended terrace area to adhere to social-distancing guidelines. The new terraço is the perfect spot for a Bifana sandwich and White Port Tonic this summer.
Japanese Mayfair staple Taka has reopened in mid-July boasting a new and improved menu from Chef Taji Maruyama. The new menu was designed around the traditional Japanese ‘shun’ food philosophy, which states that food should be eaten only when in season (to enhance the flavour). You’ll be happy to know that Taka favourites such as the A5 Kagoshima Wagyu or Maitake Mushrooms are once again available along with an exciting new 8-course tasting menu.
This vibrant Peruvian restaurant in Angel Court, City of London has once again welcoming customers. It offers a seasonal changing fusion menu inspired by a blend of Latin American and Incan culture. Guests can once again enjoy Coya’s popular ‘Lomo des Res’, a spicy beef fillet with crispy shallots and aji limo, and sip on a cocktail or two in the restaurant’s extended outdoor terrace.
Wine lovers rejoice, because independent wine specialists 28°-50° has reopened in Covent Garden, boosted with an updated wine list and a new array of fresh summer dishes. We recommend the Artichoke tempura with aioli or the crab salad with mango and avocado. If you’re looking for an excellent summer wine recommendation? There’s no one better than the wine experts at 28°-50°, so better get booking and fast.
Michelin Starred Chef Atul Kochhar’s colourful contemporary Indian restaurant Kanishka has reopened in Mayfair and we can’t wait to make our return. It offers an unconventional menu that uses seasonal British ingredients to showcase the unexplored cuisine of North East India’s ‘Sister States,’. Highlights include Lake District lamb patties, New Forest venison and Kentish goat. The restaurant has also been updated with a new outside bar, where guests can enjoy Cobra beers, wines, and spirits.