Caravan King’s Cross – Following the success of the Exmouth Market original, Caravan King’s Cross will open in the Grade II-listed Granary Building on August 13th. An on-site coffee roastery will supply the restaurant and coffee bar with seasonally changing espresso blends and a ‘retail wall’ will sell their various beans and blends. The restaurant itself will feature an open kitchen and seating for 80 inside and 40 out on the terrace. Like the original, it will serve a menu of ‘food well-travelled’, from breakfast and weekend brunch through to lunch and dinner.
Draft House Charlotte – On August 14th, the latest addition to Draft House family will open at 43 Goodge Street, on the corner of Charlotte Street. The new venue is the fifth Draft House to open in London and the first in the West End. Like its siblings, it will serve an impressive range of cask and keg beers and a menu of hearty pub grub. The lunch and dinner menu will include Draft House classics like foot-long scratchings, the Meat Bomb, and the hamburger specials – The Yolk, The Smoke and The Poke. Fitzrovia locals can also swing by for breakfast dishes like avocado, chilli and lime on toast or Cumberland sausage baps.
Bibigo – Korean restaurant chain, Bibigo, will open its first European restaurant in Soho on September 1st. The menu, created by Masterchef Korea judge Leo Kang, promises fresh, healthy and authentic Korean food with a focus on the country’s national dish – bibimbap. The rice-based dishes are topped with meat, egg, vegetables and chilli paste and will be assembled to order by the Bibigo team. The restaurant will also offer grilled dishes like beef bulgogi and a selection of Korean snacks and sauces that diners can buy to use at home. (Bibigo is currently soft open with 20% off food until August 4th and then 10% off until it opens fully in September.)
Naamyaa Café – Restaurateur Alan Yau will open a modern Bangkok style café at the Angel Building in Islington this October. Naamyaa will be open all day and the menu will offer a mix of ‘Siam heritage classics, Bangkok street food and Western café staples’. The name refers to a sauce that is cooked in traditional terracotta pots and eaten with fresh rice noodles. These dishes will feature heavily on the menu. The restaurant’s interior, designed by David Archer, will feature rustic Thai bricks, Siamese decorative tiles and modern Perspex and LED lighting.
House of Wolf – In October, the team behind Madame Geisha in Brighton will open a three- storey Victorian drinking den on Upper Street. Cocktail lovers can get their fix in the Apothecary Bar which will serve ‘experimental elixirs’ inspired by Victorian recipes and made using cutting edge mixology techniques. The ground floor Music Hall will host a mix of vaudeville cabaret, performance theatre, literary salons and dance parties. House of Wolf will also host monthly pop-up chef residencies, showcasing some of the UK’s most exciting culinary talents. Guests can dine in the opulent Attic Room or the Parlour – an elegant dining room decked out with vintage chandeliers and bespoke hand-printed fabrics.