This week in London, three restaurants are turning up the heat and we want in on the kitchen. The slightly delayed London Bridge site of BaoziInn opens its doors, while we’re also taking it international with big names from the States – Eggslut debuts in London with a Notting Hill location, while the Halal Guys latest site joints the growing list of popular Middle Eastern restaurants in the capital. Find everything you need to know about the openings right here, including soft launches, what to expect on the menu, and more.
BaoziInn, London Bridge
When: Opens 5 August with 30% off food until 7 August. Fully open 14 August
What: This grand-scale restaurant and bar is another addition to the popular Sichuan influenced mini-chain and it’s finally ready to open. The three-storey shop will include an open kitchen on the first floor and a cocktail bar and lounge on the second. BaoziInn London Bridge will be bringing the same dim sum fire but will also focus on spicy roast meats, inspired by Northern Chinese street food. Tuck into the speciality cherry wood-smoked barbecue roast duck or wonton noodles imported from Hong Kong. A few menu favourites from other sites will remain too, including dan dan noodles, dumplings, and vibrantly coloured steamed buns.
Where: 34-36 Southwark Street, SE1 1TU
Eggslut, Notting Hill
When: Opens 7 August
What: With a name saucy enough to make your Nan blush, the hotly anticipated Eggslut is serving eggs sunny side up straight from the States. Its debut London location promises queues around the block and there are already plans to open more franchises. Trade your egg McMuffin for an egg-brushed brioche bun filled with the breakfast essentials. Elsewhere, tuck into the egg with salad, the sausage and cheese, or keep it simple with the Fairfax: scrambled eggs with cheddar, chives, caramelised onion and a swirl of sriracha mayonnaise. These tempting stuffed brekkie buns will have you calling yourself an Eggslut in no time.
Where:185 Portobello Road, W11 2ED
The Halal Guys, Earl’s Court
When: Opens 10 August
What: Leave the local kebab house in the past with this new Earl’s Court based Middle Eastern restaurant. The Halal Guys is opening its second branch in London while another is already on the cards. The original Leicester Square restaurant drew in the crowds during its launch with its simple offering: fast halal food that can be enjoyed on the move. Munch on simple but flavour-packed halal platters and pita sandwich wraps and be sure to look out for the legendary tzatziki-style white sauce alongside the notoriously spicy chili sauce. Vegetarians need not worry thanks to falafel alternatives, while meat-eaters can tuck into beef gyro or chicken.
Where: 163-165 Earl’s Court Road, SW5 9RF
Don’t be left hungry with our list of all the latest openings in London, or dish some more onto your plate with London’s restaurants and bars coming soon.