Keep your eyes peeled for these exciting new 2022 London restaurant openings from internationally renowned names, to a secret speakeasy in Shoreditch…
The Aubrey – Mandarin Oriental, Knightsbridge
A new drinking and dining concept that is set to disrupt and delight the London social scene, will open this new year in Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park. The Aubrey London, which replaces Bar Boulud, is the first UK venture of Maximal Concepts, a multi award-winning international restaurant group with its roots in Hong Kong. As with their many concepts in Hong Kong, the team behind The Aubrey London will create a fully immersive experience where art and design meets high quality drinks and innovative dining.
The Aubrey London will be an eccentric Izakaya restaurant with menus that showcase traditional Japanese cooking techniques with a focus on sustainable, locally sourced produce. Two bars will offer distinctive and creative cocktail menus that will provide culturally rich drinking experiences.
Address: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
Eataly, Liverpool Street
Eataly London announces its fourth and final restaurant, Terra, which is due to open in full at the end of January 2022. Offering an elevated dining experience, Terra focuses on letting seasonal ingredients shine through using the most ancient and simple cooking technique, over fire. The striking wood-fired grill, hand built by craftsmen in Galicia, is visible to customers from the dining room making it a focal point of the space.
The menu covers it all from antipasti, a small selection of pasta & risotti, and griglia – the heart of Terra, where a market selection of fish, meat and vegetables are expertly cooked on the wood-fired grill. High-quality produce and cooking alongside the UK’s largest selection of Italian wines and spirits – offering over 2,000 labels from its neighbouring wine shop Il Vino - are to be savoured in beautiful surroundings,
for a relaxed and convivial dining experience.
Address: 135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
From the team behind Dirty Bones, Roxanne will offer a taste of 1980s New York, inspired by the city’s legendary block parties and music scene. Roxanne, the world’s first Hip Hop speakeasy will open in London’s Shoreditch.
The name ‘Roxanne’ was inspired by a unique moment in Hip Hop history, The Roxanne Wars: a musical battle between two famed artists of the same name. Roxanne, the speakeasy, follows the same spirit of female-power, with a playlist of powerhouse classics like Salt & Peppa and Cookie Crew. Pioneers, soul-sisters, culture-curators,B-girls and mothers are celebrated on the decks alongside a calendar of live events and new artist-showcases hosted by the genre’s upcoming talent. Establishing Roxanne as not only the world’s first Hip Hop speakeasy but as a leading supporter of diverse talent.
The drinks-focused menu will include classic cocktails and new twists like the Call Me Clementine with Tanqueray Gin, Fair Kumquat Liqueur, clementine, and rosemary as well as a selection of clarified cocktails that showcases the bars’ talents and aspirations. Top-shelf spirits are served alongside a list of local beers and wines. The house menu is a tight list of smashed burgers, fries and signature dips.
Address: Whitby Street, Shoreditch E1 6JX
Gaucho, Charlotte Street, London
The much-loved Charlotte Street restaurant in London will reopen in February 2022, with it’s exciting design direction which reflects contemporary Argentina, referencing the modern spirit of real Gauchos (Argentine cowboy/girls). Charlotte Street will reintroduce its carbon neutral principals as part of CEO Martin Williams’ plans to roll out this ethos across the brand and to encourage fellow steak restaurateurs to join the Sustainable Steak Movement, which was founded and launched at COP 26, in order to align with the target to reach net zero by 2030.
Address: 60A Charlotte St., London W1T 2NU
M Newfoundland, Canary Wharf
The long-awaited M Newfoundland by restaurateur Martin Williams, will open in April 2022. Overlooking the River Thames and the waterways of Canary Wharf, the 10,000 square foot drinking and dining venue designed by Rene Decker is destined to become the new hotspot for city workers and destination diners alike.
This will be the third ‘M’ restaurant from the brand which was founded in 2014 and boasts multi-award-winning restaurants in both Threadneedle Street and Victoria Street, famed for their Wagyu beef, ‘gastro-playground’ reputation and private member’s lounges.
Executive Chef Michael Reid has designed a menu to transport guests to the Mediterranean and the interior is inspired by the French Riviera – in particular vintage Riva Yachts, encased in 360-degree floor to ceiling glass filled with teak and leather. Newfoundland will lead the way in the sustainability and zero food waste project from Rare Restaurants (M and Gaucho).
Working closely with producers, M will serve a menu consisting of carbon neutral beef from farms which set the global benchmark in husbandry and ethical farming, next to sustainably sourced fish and vegetables. Strictly limited membership applications will also open in January – benefits include exclusive access to the lounge, wine tastings, pool parties, an annual polo event at Ham, along with special membership prices for ‘M Experiences’ such as International Rugby in Twickenham and on the M trackside yacht at the Monaco grand prix.
Address: Newfoundland, Canary Wharf, London E14
Boundary London, Shoreditch
Founder of Harcourt Inns, James McCulloch has purchased Shoreditch icon, The Boundary. The venue is currently widely celebrated for its rooftop, 17 individually designed rooms, dramatic basement restaurant & events space and street-facing Albion Café. Under its new ownership, The Boundary will enter a new era in 2022, complete with an extensive refurbishment of the ground floor which will become a destination all-day bar and
With one of the best addresses in East London, The Boundary has been a long-time destination for local residents, workers and travellers alike. Housed within a converted Victorian warehouse with prime facades overlooking Redchurch and Boundary Streets, the opportunity to open up the space and transform it into a sought-after drinking and dining destination poses an exciting opportunity for James McCulloch.
Address: 2-4 Boundary Street, Shoreditch, London E2 7DD
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