Five Of The Hottest New Openings To Try This Autumn

From authentic Chinese cuisine to Italian feasts and spicy snacks, here’s five of the hottest new restaurant openings to try this autumn.


1 Pull up a plate at Roganic

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Chef and Restaurateurs Simon and Penny Rogan are set to open a permanent site of cult pop-up Roganic on Blandford Street, London in December. Having run the highly-acclaimed restaurant in 2011 for two years, Roganic is returning to a permanent venue in Marylebone, bringing with it elements of L’Enclume, Simon’s two Michelin star restaurant in the Lake District.

Roganic will run alongside Aulis London, his development kitchen and eight seat chef’s table which opened in Soho this October. The new venue will be characterised by a forward-thinking and imaginative menu, using only the freshest and most exceptional array of produce from the best suppliers around the country, including Simon’s ‘Our Farm’ in The Lake District.

A unique offering in the capital, Roganic promises to be a renaissance of the original pop-up and will deliver an informed dining experience, serving innovative dishes that draw upon Simon’s trademark visionary and pioneering cooking.

When: More details coming soon.
Bookings: For reservation enquiries contact: roganicreservations@simonrogan.co.uk


2 Dine at Dragon Inn Club

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If you love authentic, delectable Chinese cuisine, recently opened Dragon Inn Club is a must. Visit for an authentic Chinese bar, small plates, hot pot restaurant and barbecue destination set over two floors in the Victoria/Pimlico area. The new opening specialises in Sichuan cuisine, which is known for its gutsy use of spices.

The Robata Grill on the ground floor is a casual dining zone, where you can pop in for a bite of dim sum, Sichuan noodles or street market style small plates. On the lower ground floor, dinners can enjoy a drink at the bar and choose to eat at either the Dragon Dining Room or in the Hot Pot Temple Room.

Head Chef Qing Song Fan had devised an adventurous and crowd-pleasing menu with a modern take on Sichuan cooking. Standout starters include a Prawn ravioli with chilli and pumpkin chips coated with egg yolk, whilst for mains, feast on grilled sea bass pot, Sichuan fragrant-spiced seafood ‘Big Bowl’, Frog’s leg chilli pot and Babylon shell ‘sea snails’ with red and green chilli – to name a few.

Expect the finest cuts of meat that react well to fast grilling, such as Australian reared Wagyu beef, short ribs, duck breasts and lamb cutlets. Seafood fans are equally catered for: they pick from grilled octopus, king scallops, salmon, or black cod. Wild mushrooms, aubergine, asparagus will be available for vegetables lovers.

The Dragon Inn Club has paid equal attention to its drinks menu. On top of a choice of sparkling, red, white and dessert wines, diners can enjoy signature cocktails influenced by ingredients from the Far East – with tipples such a Lychee & Mangosteen Mojito and Call me Geisha creation on offer.

Where: 16- 18 Upper Tachbrook Street, London SW1V 1SH
Bookings: Phone 020 78210 105 or click here to make a reservation


3 Feast away at Fiume

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Francesco Mazzei is launching Fiume this November, a modern Italian restaurant located in the eagerly anticipated Battersea Power Station development. The third venture to be launched by Francesco in partnership with D&D London, Fiume, which translates as ‘river’, is situated right on the bank of the Thames with stunning views to enjoy.

The restaurant will pay homage to the Mezzogiorno, the Southern area or ‘the boot’ of Italy. Mezzogiorno has a rich culinary heritage encompassing eight different regions, all with their own traditional recipes and identities.

A tempting selection of cicchetti and antipasti will include Saffron and mozzarella supplì di riso and Octopus with cannellini beans alongside freshly-made breads from the restaurant’s oven. Handmade pastas will follow such as Burrata tortelli with hazelnuts and sage, Lamb ragout fettucine, and Cacio e pepe style pasta, while ‘Secondi’ will include Beef tagliata and classic Aubergine parmigiana. In addition, Francesco will be bringing his signature dishes such as Zucchini Fritti, Seafood Fregola and Tiramisu south of the river.

Enjoy both classic and contemporary cocktails from renowned mixologist Simone Caporale, alongside a bespoke list of the finest Italian wines.

The design of Fiume has been overseen by Macaulay Sinclair, whose portfolio includes the likes of Hawksmoor, Dishoom, and Pittcue. Diners can expect a relaxed yet sophisticated feel, with the natural materials of oak, Carrara marble, and stone, offset by splashes of colour, setting the scene.

Where: Fiume, Unit 24, Circus West, Battersea Power Station, Battersea, London SW11 8EZ
Website: www.fiume-restaurant.co.uk
Bookings: Email reservations@fiume-restaurant.co.uk or phone 020 3904 9010 to book


4 Order at The Orange Buffalo 

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After herding together a dedicated following in London’s food truck scene, collecting numerous awards and a cult-like fan base for their Buffalo chicken wings, The Orange Buffalo, has decided to set up shop in East London’s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, opening officially on 26 October.

Bringing their signature New York style Buffalo chicken wings coated with their homemade sauce, this will be their first bricks and mortar site in London. Hailing from Hull, Mike So and Nick White set up The Orange Buffalo after a road trip to the U.S. which landed them in a plethora of American dive bars, eating some of the most unfussy, satisfying, and moreish bar foods.

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Dedicated to recreating the flavours, tastes and experiences of their U.S. road trip and their favourite bar snack, New York buffalo wings, taking up residency at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen is a natural progression. The self-proclaimed dive bar has a string of regular live music events, great cocktails, and an alluring no-frills attitude.

They’ll be serving up their wings plus plenty more with their range of six sauces in varying degrees of spicy; from their Original tangy sauce made with Dutch chillies, to Woof Woof made with Scotch Bonnets, Dutch chillies and a hint of Naga; as well as the notorious ‘Snake-In a basket’ – a sort of Russian Roulette of Original or Woof Woof wings including one loaded with a Viper – their spiciest sauce made with Scotch Bonnets, Naga and chilli extract.

Where: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Bookings: Click here to make a reservation.


5 Tuck in at Treats and Ting

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Posing a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere over two levels at the heart of Brixton, London’s newest Tea Room and creative space, Treats and Ting, has arrived to make South London that little bit more delicious.

Set to be one of the latest go to venues for the health-conscious crowd, Treats and Ting will boast a European and Caribbean menu, paired with beautiful baked delights. A gorgeous homemade offering during weekdays includes robust paninis, artisan salads and warming soups along with breakfasts, lunches and dinners to go; the perfect pit stop during a busy weekday lifestyle.

The weekend menu beholds a colourful array of delicacies including Curry goat, Oxtail and moreish Rice and peas, as well as a collection of vegetarian and vegan dishes made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. With everything made from scratch, Treats and Ting will also house a comforting workspace; the perfect hub for freelancers and those looking to enjoy one of the area’s homeliest and most contemporary new spots.

PLUS: Officially open from November 1st, Treats and Ting will be celebrating with free breakfast and lunch giveaways

Where: 25 Tulse Hill, Brixton, London SW2 2TH
Website: http://www.treatsandting.com

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