This week is an exciting one for London restaurant openings. Over the next seven days, Dinings gets a sibling in SW3, southern soul food comes to new Shoreditch hotel The Curtain, and Señor Ceviche lands a second site in Fitzrovia. Read below to get all the details on opening dates and soft launch offers.
Dinings SW3, Knightsbridge
When: Opens today (Monday)
What: The second London site for this contemporary Japanese features two dining bars, a 10-cover sushi counter and an intimate private courtyard. Armed with a Josper grill, Dinings SW3 turns out robata-grilled dishes such as Dover sole with butter soy and wasabi salsa. Meanwhile, from the bar there’s a seasonally-changing saké menu, while soft drinkers can pick from a list of Japanese teas.
Where: Walton House, Lennox Garden Mews, SW3 2JH
Red Rooster at The Curtain, Shoreditch
When: Opens Friday
What: The Curtain hotel adds some luxe to the Old Street crew, complete with a rooftop swimming pool. Its restaurant Red Rooster has a twin in New York’s Harlem and the menu is a celebration of America’s southern soul food. That means hot wings, shrimp and grits and (most importantly) trucker fries: big fat chips, slathered in cheese, burger sauce and scattered with bits of bacon. It’s just as well that The Curtain has a gym.
Where: 45 Curtain Road, EC2A 4PJ
Señor Ceviche, Fitzrovia
When: Opens Wednesday for a fully-booked private soft launch until 31 May. Fully open from 1 June.
What: This accessible Peruvian joint is the second Señor Ceviche after the Soho original in Kingly Court. We’re not surprised to see a second, because the original delivers an addictive maelstrom of colour, flavour and sound, with a ceviche list which runs from sea bass via octopus and sweet potato purée, to a veggie variant involving barbecued artichoke. Much of the menu is gluten-free, while the cocktail list is ruled by Pisco, naturally.
Where: 18 Charlotte Street, W1T 2LZ
Hungry for more? Tuck into our complete list of London’s latest openings, or dine out on our list of London restaurants and bars coming soon.
This article was modified 22 May 2017