Over recent week’s we have watched a series of exciting new restaurants open. From Abel & Cole’s organic pop-up to Yosma’s contemporary Turkish offerings, here are London’s best new openings:
Online grocery suppliers Abel & Cole, have opened a pop-up restaurant in Shoreditch. The ethically focused team have bedded in for a four-week residency throughout September, which will showcase their organic produce. To help turn their passion to palates Abel and Cole have enlisted the services of Head Chef Leon Aarts. Aarts has put together the organic, seasonal menu where guests can order everything from three-course meals to sharing boards. On the menu, you can expect to find:
- Mushroom gnocchi with garlic confit
- Whole roasted spicy cauliflower with couscous and poached cod with vegetables and aioli
- French toast with honey roast figs
The Truman Building, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL | 12-10pm Mon – Sat | 12-7pm Sundays
Marylebone welcomes Yosma, a Turkish tavern-style mangal restaurant with raki bar, all inspired by the streets of Istanbul. Alongside cocktails made with Turkish spirits, Turkish wines and the expected selection of Turkish beers, diners can expect a modern, sophisticated take on traditional mezze, grilled meats and clay-oven dishes.
Some of the menu highlights include:
- Manti; Turkish dumplings stuffed with lamb neck, yoghurt sauce, chilli oil, mint
- Kalamar Tava; Chickpea flour-fried calamari, squid ink tarator, lime, pul biber
- Köfte; Lamb shoulder köfte, steamed potato, muhammara sauce
- Kűnefe; Kadayif, white cheese, lemon syrup
Bombetta London is a new restaurant next to Snaresbrook station serving traditional Italian food from Puglia. The head chef, Charlie Mozley, made his name at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen, Bocca di Luppa and Spuntino. Bombetta itself is a practical Italian street food. If fuel and energy were scarce, the people of Puglia would crowd round one or two communal ovens (perhaps at the local butcher’s) where rolls of meat would be grilled. The meat is stuffed and infused with cheeses, cured meats, herbs and vegetables, and then grilled.
The menu highlights include:
- Fried courgette
- Wild boar bacon, cream cheese & parsley
- Lamb, deer morcetta, smoked cheese & peppers bombetta’s
- Dark chocolate & hazelnut cakes with salted caramel ice cream
A new shop-cafe is coming to London Boutique 1 and it has come from Pablo Flack and David Waddington of Bistrotheque. April’s Cafe’s menu has been curated by Blaine Duffy, Head Chef at Bistrotheque and will serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Cold-pressed juices, Allpress Coffee and Rare Tea Company infusions are available alongside.
The menu includes:
- Caramelised tomato tart and burrata
- Pink beef, heritage tomatoes and wild garlic
- Crayfish, chicory, blood orange & fennel salad
- Pannacotta with poached apricots and toasted almonds.
Bistrotheque is also in charge of the wine list too and you can also buy a glass of champagne or an April’s house cocktail with some parmesan and shallot crisps. And cake in the afternoon, of course.