New London Restaurant And Bar Openings For July 2019

Each month there are tonnes of new restaurant openings in and around London, and just as many lists to tell us about them all. To make it easier we cut through all the noise to bring you what we think are the most interesting, and most anticipated restaurant openings, soft launches and cocktail bar openings happening in London.

BaoziInn

The same BaoziInn (Soho) that gave London baskets full of colourful dim sum and dan dan noodles is now coming to Borough with an all new flagship restaurant. They promise to bring a cocktail lounge (which Borough badly needs) with them too, as well as what we hope will be gigantic servings of those beautiful parcels of technicolour dimsum. 

34-36 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU

The Standard Hotel London

The newly opening Standard Hotel in King’s Cross will bring 3 new bars and restaurants to the borough in 2019. The most exciting of which is Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ 10th floor restaurant (with 360-degree views) which will showcase live fire cooking that flirts between Mexican and Spanish cuisine. To reach the 10th floor there’s going to be a big red lift that you board from the street and take directly up to the restaurant, though sadly, we’ll need to wait until the end of the summer for this one to launch.

The two other restaurants are opening in July and are both from Adam Rawson. The Double Standard will serve “hearty fare”, draught beer and classic cocktails, while Isla will serve a seasonal menu alongside natural wines, and the promises of a “serene garden” away from the bustle of King’s Cross.

18-20 Rupert Street London W1D 6DF

Heritage

Soft launching at the end of June (50% off between 27th and 30th)  and then opening for real at the beggining of July, Heritage promises gooey raclette served over everything from charcuterie to heritage tomatoes, and sharing fondues with lobster, sausage or roast potatoes. Heritage also promises a charcoal grill serving Wagyu beef burgers topped with raclette as well as an Absinthe bar and seperate cocktail bar.

18-20 Rupert Street London W1D 6DF

Flor

Another wine bar is coming to Borough Market – signalling a good future for foodies around SE1. But this one is from the owners of Michelin-starred Lyle’s in Shoreditch – one of the world’s 50 best restaurants. As you’d expect when competing in Borough Market, all breads and pastries will be made on site and from flour milled at Lyle’s, no less.

1 Bedale Street, SE1 9AL

The Art of Travel by Searcys Summer Pop-Up

The Art of Travel pop up will take residence in St Pancras Station from the 15th of July – 9th September and will transform Europe’s longest Champagne Bar into a “stylish pre-holiday destination”. The bar hopes to pay homage some of the most loves holiday spots, with 12 private booths transformed into a different European city destination. There’ll be a “press for Champagne” button (read about frustration with the “Press for Pisco” button at Flesh & Buns here) and there will be an Art of Travel afternoon tea (£26) featuring distinctly international fare such as French Opera gâteau, Belgian white chocolate mousse, Burford Brown’s egg mayonnaise bun and smoked salmon crumpet, served in a stylish travel suitcase (of course). 

Grand Terrace, Upper Concourse, St Pancras International Station N1C 4QL; stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk

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