This week, Covent Garden’s Wild Food Café gets an Islington sibling, and a new branch of Yamagoya lands in Soho. Read on for all the details, including the opening dates and more.

Wild Food Café, Islington (featured image)

When: Opens 15 December

What: This sibling to Covent Garden vegan eatery Wild Food Café is housed in a larger space and serves an extended menu. Expect dishes such as gluten-free wood-fired pizzas, and pulled jackfruit sandwich bites, which consist of raw walnut and courgette bread topped with little gem, black garlic cashew cheese and barbecue pulled jackfruit. On the weekends, a ‘wild’ brunch will see dishes made with foraged ingredients.

Where: 269-270 Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UQ

chicken ramen in bowl spoon

Yamagoya, Soho

When: Opens 15 December

What: The second location for Japanese ramen joint Yamagoya (there’s already a site on South Bank) finds its home in Soho, beneath Chinese hotpot specialist Shuang Shuang. The pared-back space takes inspiration from Tokyo’s ramen shops, while the menu kicks off with small bites such as fried pork gyoza, and chicken karaage with a yuzu mayonnaise. For the main event, there’s bowls of steaming ramen, including a new roast beef variety.  

Where: 64 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 6LU

Still not satisfied? Tuck into our complete list of London’s latest openings, or graze into the future with our list of London restaurants and bars coming soon.