As we all celebrate making it through January, here are the new restaurants opening in February that should be on your radar.
Covent Garden - 13-15 West St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NE
What: Ansel glorifies pastry
Dominique Ansel's new Covent Garden restaurant is something of a departure for him. For one, the Cronut (his most famed pastry) will not be available at all, even in the bakery downstairs. Instead, this will be a restaurant with a focus on pastry in the form of bread, pies, pasta and more.
Tottenham - 274 High Road, London, N15 4RR
What: Nigerian tapas goes permanent
Ever since they started popping up around East London, Chuku's Nigerian tapas have become hugely popular. This sees them in their first permanent restaurant, in Tottenham, featuring the best of the pop-ups along with brand new dishes, including Plantain Waffles and Suya Meatballs. Along with that there'll be Nigerian beer and palm wine cocktails as well.
King's Cross - 11 Goods Way, London, N1C 4UR
This is the King's Cross outpost from the same people who brought us Flat Iron Square at London Bridge. There's a live music venue, Lafayette, an American-style bar called Sweetwater and a covered area, The Courtyard, with food traders Breddos Tacos and The Duck Truck kicking things off alongside the highly anticipated UK debut for NYC's Sushi On Jones.
King's Cross - Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG
Also in King's Cross, February sees Hoppers open their latest Sri Lankan restaurant. From the same team as Gymkhana (also making a return in February) this is the third Hoppers. As well as classics from the existing restaurants, expect new dishes like "Ambulthial Cutlets and Sizzling Beef Poriyal". The King's Cross site also has the largest Hoppers bar yet.
Shoreditch - 1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS
What: Hugely popular pasta bar #2
The original Padella has retained its huge following since opening in 2016 - if anything, its popularity has gradually increased. But if you've ever travelled to the Borough pasta bar (one of the best fresh pasta spots in London) and thought "how long?" when being told of the waiting time for a table, this new restaurant in Shoreditch will be very welcome. Expect all the hits from the original.
Whitechapel - 77-82 Whitechapel High St, Shadwell, London E1 7QX
What: The Whitechapel Gallery gets new tenants
Although this has just this minute opened the doors, the official opening is in February. This sees a new restaurant take over at The Whitechapel Gallery with Nick Gilkinson (previously at both Anglo and the popular Garden Café in Lambeth) and Joe Fox, ex-Head Chef of Petersham Nurseries, in charge. It'll be all about Modern British dining.
More openings to look for in February...
- Zia Lucia Aldgate - The popular pizza restaurant gets a City outpost
- Patron Finsbury Park - After success in Kentish Town, the French bistro opens its second site.
- Gymkhana - The hugely popular Michelin-starred Indian restaurant is back in London after a post-fire refurb
And even more...
That's not all, though. For all the London restaurants opening in February - and beyond - we've got you covered. Just head over to our Upcoming London Restaurants feature for all the very latest info.
And as for what's already opened? You'll need our New London Restaurants feature for that.
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