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From traditional British gastro pubs, to a cool pizza place and two Korean takeaways, here’s our pick of London’s most exciting new restaurants.
The Truscott Arms
Award-winning theatre producer Andrew Fishwick has launched The Truscott Arms in Maida Vale. The ground-floor pub serves craft beers, artisan wines and affordable bar food, while the first-floor restaurant offers a small and evolving menu of dishes such as braised Gower salt marsh lamb belly with pommes puree and tomato aubergine caviar. There’s also an art gallery where you can see the work of emerging London artists.
The Goat in Boots gastro pub on Fulham Road has re-launched as Goat following a refurbishment. Now run by the team behind Bumpkin and Boujis, the revamped venue boasts an informal restaurant, a stylish cocktail bar and an all-day lounge. The restaurant serves a New York-Italian menu, featuring pancakes with maple syrup and bacon, wood-fired pizzas, steaks and lobster.
Homeslice pizza, which won a loyal following when it popped up at The Filling Station in King’s Cross, has found a permanent home in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden. Five varieties of pizza will be served each day, with the menu announced on Twitter at @homesliceLDN. Magnums of house wine will be left on tables for customers to help themselves on a “pay for what you drink” basis. Homeslice opens on 8 April.
Also opening on 8 April is Beagle, a new British restaurant set in three renovated railway arches in Geffrye Street, Shoreditch. The homely menu will feature the best of British produce: pig’s head croquette with gribiche (egg sauce), wild sea bass with samphire and cucumber, and custard tart with poached rhubarb. As well as the restaurant, Beagle will have a bar and coffee shop.
Korean restaurant Kimchee is launching two new takeaway outlets – on the Strand on 8 April and New Oxford Street on 29 April. “Kimchee to go” will serve a range of healthy meals including soft rice porridge, mix-your-own bibimbaps (a rice dish), Korean “sushi” kimbap rolls, bento-style dosirak boxes, salads and noodle soups. The original Kimchee was set up to introduce British people to Korean cuisine at a reasonable price.
Look out for more restaurant news soon.