A look at the latest restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars to open their doors
Rail House Café
A modern café with a globally-inspired menu offering healthy choices and indulgent comforts. Situated at London Victoria, it is the latest opening from Village London, whose other restaurants include the Riding House Café in Fitzrovia and Village East on Bermondsey Street. The design incorporates intricate Colonial-era details and custom-made furniture alongside glass and concrete.
The upstairs bar, the ‘Puffing Devil', has been designed with dramatic architectural views out of the two-storey, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, while the café also has an 80-cover terrace for the summer months. The drinks list offers classics and a selection of natural and orange wine, draft beers and bottles from small, independent producers from the local area as well as far-flung specialist brewers.
Opened 4 March
Founder Adam White
Head chef Ilias Patsios
Design Adam White/Box 9 Design
Operator Village London
Typical dishes Chargrilled octopus with potato, olive and shimeji mushroom salad; truffled mac and cheese with aged Comté; and 24-hour slow-cooked lamb shoulder with aubergine miso
The team behind 100 Hoxton in east London has launched a new bar and restaurant, 100 Kensington. Housed on the first floor of the Exhibitionist hotel, it offers cocktails and Asian fusion cooking. The design includes distressed wooden floors and whitewashed walls.
Owner Andrew Zilouf
Head chef Francis Puyat
General manager Darren J Thompson
Moxy London ExCeL
Marriott International has launched Moxy, its millennial-focused hotel brand, in London. With a vibrant design, Moxy offers the style of a boutique hotel at an affordable price. As well as a 24/7 self-service dining area, the check-in area doubles up as the bar, and guests are greeted with a cocktail on arrival.
General manager Charlotte O'Connell
Starting room rate £89
The National Café
Peyton and Byrne has reopened its restaurant in London's National Gallery, now featuring booths, a self-service grab and go area, a bar and a private dining room. The British/European menu uses meat, fish, dairy and vegetables sourced from artisan producers.
Design Ramy Fischler
Typical dishes Cornish squid with puntarella; Goosnargh duck and pistachio terrine
Over Under Coffee
Over Under, a new speciality coffee shop, has opened in London's Earl's Court, aiming to strip back coffee culture to good coffee, friendly service and a simple food offering. It uses quality, local produce as well as smoked meat and fish from Upton Smokery in the Cotswolds, and works in partnership with its roaster, Brixton's Assembly Coffee.
Founder Ed Barry
Executive chef Connie Grossman
Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch
Founders Thom and James Elliot
Typical dishes Pizza with toppings such as Portobello mushroom, truffle and nduja sausage
Malmaison Brighton has opened following a multi-million pound transformation. Each bedroom has its own personality, and the Chez Mal bar and brasserie offers contemporary dishes, cocktails and craft beers in eccentric interiors. The terraces provide views over Brighton Marina and private balconies overlook the harbour.
Starting room rate £89