What: Cafe Hampstead
In a nutshell: Indie spot in an area of chains
Summing it all up: This new independent all day restaurant and bar hopes to bring a little of the buzz of Tel Aviv style cafes to this part of Hampstead
Despite, or perhaps because of its affluent residents, Hampstead isn't the first, second or - let's face it - even the tenth place you'd think of as having a vibrant restaurant scene in London. And that's exactly what's prompted two locals to set up their own restaurant there this year.
Cafe Hampstead is set to bring Tel Aviv cafe cuisine with Israeli and Galilee influences to this part of North London. It's taking over the space previously occuped by the Rosslyn Arms.
On the menu there'll be a fresh catch of the day, chicken schnitzel, pizzas and a good selection of vegan dishes.
With the aptly-named Chef Aviv in the kitchen, they told Hot Dinners they hoped to be "a trendy neighbourhood restaurant, serving locally sourced foods with a unique cocktail selection and great wines at very affordable prices."
In an area better known for chains they want to "create a unique space for everyone to enjoy whether it's a quick lunch, to a coffee with your laptop to a nice friendly dinner in the evening." To that end, they'll have a cocktail bar on the first floor, a top floor private dining rom and an all day restaurant and bar on the ground floor of the building.
More about Cafe Hampstead
Where is it? 48 Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1NH
When does it open? January 2018. Opening hours will be 7:30am - midnight every day.