This week, London is welcoming three new players to the foodie game. From theatrical dining experiences at Mamma Mia! The Party, to the team behind Zia Lucia launching Berto and a rocky start to the opening of Three Uncles. Scroll down for everything you need to know about the openings, including soft launches, dates, and more.
Three Uncles, Shoreditch
When: Opens 26 August with 50% off food until 31 August
What: This Cantonese restaurant started off with teething issues at its original location, but has settled on a fuss-free spot in Liverpool Street. The hotly anticipated restaurant serves up Hong Kong style Siu Mei or roast meats inspired by childhood friends and chefs, Uncle Lim, Uncle Sidney and Uncle Mo, the Three Uncles. Expect signature roast duck and crispy pork belly dishes, all following home-grown recipes using the Uncle’s elaborate six step 48-hour marinating process. While the new ‘grab and go’ hot and cold ranges are also something to look forward to.
Where: 12 Devonshire Row, EC2M 4RH
Mamma Mia! The Party, Greenwich
When: Opens 29 August
What: ABBA fans will be dancing in their bell bottom jeans at this new opening. From August, an immersive dining and theatrical experience is coming to the O2 with Mamma Mia! The Party. Join in on the fun with dancing waiters, a three-course Mediterranean meal and a rendition of the show happening around you while you eat. The four-hour performance features a star-studded cast who will have you singing along to Super Trouper in no time. Afterwards, stay on for original recordings of ABBA hits at a 70s-style disco and get your boogie on.
Where: Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
When: Opens 31 August with 50% off food until 6 September
What: The team behind pizzeria Zia Lucia are bringing a new pasta restaurant to town. Berto promises authentic hand-crafted pasta made fresh every day using a range of pasta doughs, including wholemeal and gluten-free flours. The seasonally-changing menu is reasonably priced, with plates ranging from £8-13, and dishes to try include egg tagliatelle or gnocchi. The pasta bar’s namesake is a pasta guru who worked closely with owners Claudio Vescovo and Gianluca D’Angelo and inspired the restaurant with his years of experience and passion.
Where: 155 Holloway Road, N7 8LX
Quell those tummy rumbles with our list of all the latest openings in London, or save some space for London’s restaurants and bars that are coming soon.