6 hot new London restaurant openings to try - March 2023

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Dine out in style in the capital’s best new eateries 

There are around 20,000 restaurants in London and new ones open all the time. Even post-pandemic, there are enthusiastic chefs and restaurateurs who want nothing better than to bring their cuisine and their ideas to a new audience. 

Here the MCC team has assembled a list of suggested newcomers to try. 

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1. Jacuzzi 

From the go-getting Big Mamma chain of Italian restaurants comes this four-storey extravaganza of a ‘palazzo’ with 4,000 sq ft of space - it used to be a bank - in the middle of the shopping haven of Kensington High Street. There’s a huge lemon tree growing in the center and an abundance of lavish greenery surrounding opulent decor. The menu is fun and imaginative and everything is made in-house. 

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Address: 94 Kensington High St, London W8 4SJ

2. Hawthorn

Located just a four-minute walk from Kew Gardens, Hawthorn has been set up to offer refined European cuisine with an emphasis on top-quality British produce. Chef Joshua Hunter has worked in Michelin-starred restaurants and aims to provide simple but beautifully cooked dishes. 
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Call: +44 20 8940 6777
Address: 14 Station Parade, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3PZ

3. Bacchanalia

This extraordinary feast for the eyes and the palate is set in a massive space in Mayfair that was once a car dealership. This has given the owners enough room to festoon the place with ancient statuary - some of it genuine - rampant artwork, and decor that makes ‘wildly opulent’ seem wildly understated. The food is Mediterranean, with many Greco-Roman dishes reimagined, the staff are dressed in togas and the prices are staggeringly expensive. But it is not boring. 
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Call: +44 20 3161 9720 
Address: 1 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3NA

4. Chet’s

Sitting on Shepherd’s Bush Green, opposite Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Chet’s has opened up to offer an eclectic fusion of Thai food with American diner specials. Serving through from breakfast until late, this is interesting food at reasonable prices. 
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Call: +44 20 3540 3150 
Address: 65 Shepherds Bush Green, London W12 8QE

5. Saltie Girl

Fresh from the US, Saltie Girl offers seafood with American flair in a pleasant but not large Mayfair setting. Saltie girl is known for its servings of tinned fish sourced worldwide, as well as its fresh platters. The service is said to be good but the prices are not cheap. 
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Call: +44 20 3893 3000 
Address: 15 North Audley Street, London W1K 6WZ

6. Socca Bistro

This French-Mediterranean bistro in the heart of Mayfair serves traditional dishes in a fairly small dining room with crisp white tablecloths and elegant banquette booths. Look for the bright blue awnings to direct you.
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Call: +44 020 3376 0000 
Address: 41a South Audley Street, Mayfair, London W1K 2PS  


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