There has been a notable rise in the number of great restaurants opening in London over the last 12 months.
Notably the likes of Pitt Cue Co, Dabbous, Burger & Lobster, Cut at 45 Park Lane, La Bodega Negra, 10 Greek Street, Ducksoup, Ceviche, Shrimpys, Chicken Shop, The Tramshed and recently Bubbledogs – a champagne and hotdog bar from some of the ex Ledbury guys.
There are some obvious trends in many of the new places. 1> They specialise in 1 or two dishes/ingredients. 2 > They’re not expensive – (save for Duck$oup – bring some moolah)
As well as being in vogue, these places can have lower costs due to fewer and less expensive ingredients (perhaps without need for top expensive chefs). It likely born out of economic climate in London, and is perhaps one the few good things to come from this.
Jay Rayner explains it well in his Pitt Cue review.
And the future looks to hold more of the same. Check out five new places opening this Autumn including Death by Burritos