From Richard Corrigan’s new restaurant to a super cheap (and incredible) pizza joint, these are the best new restaurants in London for January 2020
By Abbie Schofield
Co-living space The Collective has opened Mthr, which boasts stunning views across London from its 20th floor. The Collective’s communal spirit is woven through the menu, which focuses on sharing plates and diverse culinary influences. Dishes include baked whole sea bream with harissa and blackened asparagus with a fennel and orange salad.
20 Crossharbour Plaza, E14 9YF; mthrlondon.com
Bread Ahead Wembley
Bread Ahead’s Wembley store has opened with a 220-cover restaurant, bakery and a baking school. The restaurant, near to Wembley Stadium, will be serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with new offerings such as sourdough pizzas, desserts and grab-and-go items from brioche soldiers to focaccia sandwiches.
26-28 Olympic Way, HA9; breadahead.com
Richard Corrigan has opened his third London restaurant. Daffodil Mulligan, which he owns with fellow Irishmen John Nugent and Tony Gibney, features produce from Corrigan’s Irish estate and is split into four categories: small, wood oven, sides and sweet.
70-74 City Road, EC1Y 2BJ; daffodilmulligan.com
This new neighbourhood bistro in Brixton focuses on classical techniques and British produce. The Laundry boasts an impressive wine cellar as well as a south-facing Parisian-inspired terrace, perfect for people-watching with nibbles and a glass of wine when the weather warms.
374 Coldharbour Lane, SW9; thelaundrybrixton.com
The multi-award winning Made of Dough team have a new pizzeria on Brick Lane. Serving roman-style thin crust pizzas, Roma’s mantra is per la gente – for the people – reflected in the prices on the menu, as each 12-inch pizza is just £5. The dough is organic, made in house and cooked in a stone fire oven, with vegan options too.
224 Brick Lane, E1 6SA; romapizzaldn.com
Other Side Fried
Street food favourite Other Side Fried will open its first permanent restaurant in a converted railway arch. Serving fine fried chicken, the menu includes burgers, strips and sauces as well as its first vegan burger and vegan dirty tots – American round hash browns with ‘bacon’ bits, hot sauce and ranch dressing.
Unit 14, Atlantic Road, SW9; othersidefried.com
Kitchen at Holmes
All-day restaurant and neighbourhood bar Kitchen at Holmes serves an eclectic mix of international food inspired by chef Stefano Motta’s world travels. Dishes are aged, smoked and grilled straight from the open kitchen, and include jamon Ibérico croquettes, wild boar salami and smoked eel, to name just three.
108 Baker Street, W1U; kitchenatholmes.co.uk
Brindisa Kitchen has opened in the heart of Borough Market Kitchen, the market’s new communal dining space. The menu mimics the ancient Spanish pilgrimage ‘La Ruta de la Plata’, a journey that traders and travellers made from Andalucía in the south to the northern Asturian coastline, with food focusing on produce from rivers, inland and woodland.
Borough Market Kitchen, SE1; brindisakitchens.com
A new izakaya-style eatery has landed in Bermondsey, bringing the best of informal Japanese dining to southeast London. Named after a neighbourhood in the city of Fukuoka, Hakata’s basement bar serves Japanese pub-grub in delicious style.
177 Bermondsey Street, SE1; hakata.co.uk
This new all-day cafe and wine bar is inspired by the restaurant scenes in Paris, Amsterdam and Bordeaux, serving brasserie-style pastries and coffee by day, and wine in an elegant candlelit setting by night.
Smithson Plaza, SW1A; locketslondon.com