London Restaurant News: Balthazar, Radio, Salvador & Amanda

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There are plenty of exciting new restaurants and bars opening in London right now. The only problem is deciding which to try first…


One of this year’s most talked-about new openings, Balthazar brings a taste of New York to London’s Covent Garden. The restaurant is closely modelled on the original Balthazar, which opened in downtown New York in 1997. You can enjoy bistro-style food throughout the day: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner as well as weekend brunch. As in New York, there’s a Balthazar boulangerie next door selling artisan breads.

Radio Bar at ME London

A stunning rooftop bar called Radio will open tomorrow at the trendy new ME London hotel on the Strand. The bar will offer panoramic views of London’s skyline including St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and the river Thames. The hotel already boasts two new restaurants: STK London, an American steakhouse, and Cucina Asellina, an Italian based on the popular Asellina restaurant in New York.

Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is already home to one of London’s most popular attractions, the British Museum, and now there’s yet another reason to visit the area. Opening tomorrow, Salvador & Amanda Bloomsbury is reminiscent of the cosmopolitan cafés of Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona. You can snack on tapas, order a proper meal or simply sip cocktails and dance into the early hours.

More New London Restaurants

Other recent new openings include:

Sushinho – This new eatery near Liverpool Street blends Japanese and Brazilian cuisine and features a 10ft sushi bar and a cocktail lounge

Carrara at St James Theatre – The elegant restaurant at the new St James Theatre is already attracting celebrities such as Eddie Izzard, Lenny Henry and Jools Holland

Voltaire – A new haunt for champagne drinkers and cigar smokers in the City

K-10 Broadgate – The Japanese “kaiten” (conveyor belt) restaurant has opened a second branch at Broadgate


  1. The Balthazar looks amazing. Covent Garden is certainly one of the best venues in the summer, and being situated high up will be great for watching all the crazy things the holiday makers get up to.

    Looking forward to trying this place out.