Set your sights on these eight restaurants that are poised to make a splash in London's culinary scene in 2024.
From the innovative modern European cuisine of The Clove Club to the authentic Sichuan flavors of Gunpowder, these exciting new additions are sure to captivate discerning diners.
Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised and your senses awakened as we reveal eight restaurants that are set to dominate London's culinary landscape in 2024. From the innovative creations of Michelin-starred chefs to the authentic flavors of traditional cuisines, these destinations are sure to redefine the dining experience!
1. The Clove Club, Shoreditch
Address: 380 Old St, Hackney, London EC1V 9LT
Price Range: £120 - £150 per person
Nestled in Shoreditch, The Clove Club is a Michelin-starred establishment celebrated for its modern European cuisine. Their commitment to seasonal, locally sourced ingredients ensures a fresh, authentic dining experience. The tasting menu showcases a thoughtful selection of contemporary European flavors, each dish expertly crafted to highlight the quality of ingredients. The warm and inviting ambiance complements the culinary journey, allowing guests to focus on savoring each bite.
What sets The Clove Club apart is the knowledgeable and attentive staff, who enhance the dining experience by offering insights into the menu and ingredient origins. Standout dishes include the Raw Orkney Scallop, Hazelnut, Clementine and Perigord Truffle and the Tamworth Pork Loin, Preserved Red Cabbage, Beetroot and Apple.
2. temper, Soho
Address: 25 Broadwick St, Soho, London W1F 0DF
Price Range: £60 - £90 per person
Experience the vibrancy of barbecue and modern Mexican cuisine at temper in Soho. This trendy restaurant has garnered acclaim for its innovative dishes and stylish decor. From tantalising tacos to flavourful mole, the menu showcases a wide array of Mexican delights. Critics applaud the restaurant's ability to balance bold flavours with visually stunning presentations, providing a feast for both the palate and the eyes. Standout dishes include Ceviche de Camarones and Chocolate Mole.
3. Core by Clare Smyth, Notting Hill
Location: Notting Hill
Address: 92 Kensington Park Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2PN
Price Range: £150 - £200 per person
Situated in the heart of Notting Hill, Core by Clare Smyth is a two-Michelin-starred haven led by Chef Clare Smyth. The restaurant, known for its sleek design, invites patrons to embark on a modern British culinary journey. Impeccable service is the hallmark of Core by Clare Smyth, enhancing the dining experience. The seasonally changing menu adds an element of surprise, making each visit an exploration of British flavours presented with a contemporary twist. Standout dishes include Wild Sea Trout, Caviar, Blackcurrant and Lovage and Black Pudding with Braised Oxtail and Mustard Sauce.
4. Chai Wu, Knightsbridge
Location: Fifth Floor, Harrods
Address: 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
Price Range: £100 - £150 per person
Part of the Mango Tree London family, Chai Wu has been attracting an equal amount of famished Harrods shoppers and passionate food-lovers since 2015. With an elevated spin on pan-Asian cuisine, expect to find dishes such as dim sum topped with beluga caviar, gold leaf or black truffle, succulent Szechuan chicken and lobster wonton soup, to name a few. Certain dishes are displayed in theatrical fashion, as seen in the table-side carving of the crispy Beijing duck, served with fresh pancakes, cucumber and hoisin sauce. Diners rave about the attentive service, with staff going above and beyond to make every experience special, whether it be a milestone celebration or a midday lunch stop. Private dining options are also available, for anyone seeking an even more attentive touch.
For aficionados of authentic Sichuan cuisine, Gunpowder is the place to go. A lively and dynamic restaurant characterised by its energetic atmosphere, the ten tightly packed tables create a space that buzzes with an electric ambiance. Known for its bold and spicy dishes, the menu draws inspiration from old family recipes, delivering a rich collection of small plates. The name "Gunpowder" is a nod to the chef's daily-made spice mix, infusing each dish with explosive flavours. Standout dishes include deep-fried crab and crispy pork ribs.
6. The Ledbury, Notting Hill
Location: Notting Hill
Address: 127 Ledbury Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2AQ
Price Range: £180 - £250 per person
Another Notting Hill hotspot, The Ledbury is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant that has captivated diners with its innovative approach to British cuisine. Led by the creative prowess of Chef Brett Graham, The Ledbury is known for its inventive use of ingredients. Graham's distinctive touch elevates classic British dishes to new heights, with the menu undergoing regular transformations, and embracing the freshest locally sourced ingredients. This commitment ensures that every dish is a testament to quality and an artful reflection of the changing seasons. With only 60 seats, the intimate dining room, featuring exposed brick walls and low lighting, sets the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime gastronomic journey. Standout dishes include the Beef Tartare with Quail Egg and Celeriac Foam and the Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Smoked Almonds and Hazelnut Pesto.
7. TOZI Grand Cafe, Battersea
Address: art'otel London Battersea Power Station, 1 Battersea Power Station, London SW8 4GP
Price Range: £40 - £80 per person
TOZI Grand Cafe, located in the newly opened art'otel London Battersea Power Station, beckons with the elegance of Europe's grand cafes. Inspired by authentic Venetian dining traditions, the restaurant boasts a striking double-height space adorned with exquisite tapestries by award-winning artist Jaime Hayon. From light bites to pasta dishes and pizzas, TOZI Grand Cafe offers a diverse menu, making it a haven for locals and visitors alike. Standout dishes include the Calamari Fritti and the Tiramisu. Discover insights from TOZI's Head Chef in our exclusive interview here.
8. Chez Bruce, Wandsworth
Address: 2 Bellevue Rd, Wandsworth Common, London SW17 7EG, UK
Price Range: £100 - £150 per person
Helmed by Chef Claude Bosi, Chez Bruce delivers a dining experience that marries classical French flavours with contemporary innovation. Chef Bosi's culinary expertise adds a touch of creativity to each dish, elevating the familiar to new heights. The restaurant's setting exudes rustic charm combined with sophisticated elegance. Exposed brick walls, subtle lighting, and a welcoming fireplace create an intimate ambiance, perfect for both romantic dinners and celebratory gatherings. Standout dishes include Foie Gras with Toast and Duck Breast with Pommes Anna and Blackberry Sauce.
Bath might be known for its Roman baths, picturesque Georgian buildings and association with Jane Austen but its culinary scene is increasingly attracting visitors from all over the United Kingdom and further afield.
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