London Restaurant News: Old Bengal Warehouse, Chrysan and South Place Hotel

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This autumn has already seen a host of exciting new restaurant openings in London.

New D&D Restaurants at The Old Bengal Warehouse

D&D London has launched four new eating and drinking venues at The Old Bengal Warehouse: Fish Market, serving fish and shellfish sourced from the British Isles; New Street Grill, a modern British meat restaurant and grill; The Old Bengal Bar, where you can enjoy classic cocktails; and New Street Wine Shop, which stocks quality, rare and fine wines and serves a menu of light bites.

The Old Bengal Warehouse was built between 1768 and 1771 to store spices, tea, cigars and port. The building featured in a poem by John Masefield, who described it as holding “the wealth of the world and London’s power”.

Chrysan from the Hakkasan Group

The Hakkasan Group has teamed up with top Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata to launch Chrysan, a pioneering Japanese restaurant near Liverpool Street, which sources local ingredients rather than importing from Japan.

The menu balances tradition and innovation, featuring à la carte dishes as well as a signature kaiseki (similar to haute cuisine) menu for dinner and bento set lunches. There’s also a cocktail bar, NeNe, which offers a unique cocktail list and a menu of lighter dishes.

Restaurants and Bars at South Place Hotel

Angler restaurant has just opened at the new South Place Hotel in the City. Located on the seventh floor with views over the London skyline, Angler serves British seafood and shellfish complemented by a 250-strong wine list.

The hotel also has an informal, all-day restaurant, 3 South Place, as well as a stunning rooftop bar and a “secret” garden bar with plants and a water feature.

More New Restaurants and Bars

Other new openings this month include trendy bar, pizzeria and live music venue B-Soho; Michael Nadra’s second London restaurant in Primrose Hill; Korean restaurant Bibigo Bar and Dining in Soho; Love & Liquor bar on Kilburn High Road; and Death by Burrito, a Mexican grill and cocktail bar at the renowned Catch bar in Shoreditch.

London’s restaurant scene never stays still and there are lots more new openings on the horizon. Look out for more news soon!


  1. Claire Doble says:

    Good stuff. Can’t wait to check out the Japanese cocktail bar at Liverpool Street on my way home one day : )