Starting life in a shipping container, Kriket combines British ingredients with the flavours of the sub-continent, think goose vindaloo). The space features an open kitchen with counter dining, dedicated cocktail bar and semi-private dining space.
Where: 12 Denman Street Soho, London W1D 7HH
When: 5 January 2017
Joining Tootling’s thriving food scene is Plot, serving up classic British dishes in the now familiar small plate style. Expect a changing seasonal menu, so at this time of year it’ll be warming winter favourites such as Scotch eggs, braised beef cheek with pickled cabbage, or chicken and ham terrine.
Where: 70-72 Broadway Market, Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RL
When: 11 January 2017
Duck Duck Goose
Inspired by Hong Kong cafes and roast meat shops, duck duck goose will offer an informal, affordable food. The menu is divided into the classic Cantonese cooking techniques with BBQ roast meats, steamed whole fish and a prawn toast to end all others.
Where: Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PQ
When: 17 January 2016
Having lived the nomadic outdoor life in various London boroughs before finally taking root in Spitalfields, Bleecker is now branching out to Victoria for its permanent indoor venue. Expect New York style burgers featuring British aged meat, American cheese, secret sauce and a sesame seed bun (no brioche here). Commuting home out of Victoria station just got better.
Where: 205 Victoria St, London SW1E 5NE.
When: 23 January 2017
Le Dame de Pic
Three-star chef Anne-Sophie Pic brings some Gallic class to the Four Seasons’ newest hotel, a grade II building in the City. Expect very fine, very French dining.
Where: 10 Trinity Square. EC3N 4AJ London
When: 26 January 2017
Steve Parle brings sophisticated Roman-style Italian food to Clerkenwell. It’s an all day affair, open from 8am and serving great coffee and pastries. Come lunchtime, as well as the Josper grill, there are two pizza ovens serving pizza bianco. But it’s the pasta you want to come for, it’s made fresh each day. Practically next door to the Culture Trip office, we’re thrilled.
Where: 71 Central Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 8AB
When: 26 January 2017