Forbes Names London’s Six Best New Restaurants

Forbes have realised a list of what they deem to be London’s best new restaurants. Merits were giving to restaurants that have opened within the last year, with exceptional quality of food and a good chance of lasting.

First on the list is Arros QD. This is three-Michelin starred chef, Quique Dacosta’s first international venture. The restaurant includes Chef Dacosta’s unique style of cooking rice. He said that he was “excited to bring part of our tradition and gastronomy to one of the most important capitals of the world. Paella is one of the best-known dishes around yet also one of the most mistreated – with this project, I am materialising a passion I have been nurturing for decades: to reinstate the rice culture from the eastern coast of Spain to its rightful home.”

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Second on the list is Gezellig. Gezellig is a dutch word that is mostly used to describe a situation that is relaxed or cosy. The Holburn-based restaurant opened a few months ago in a grade II listed building. The former Holburn Town Hall has gorgeous high ceilings and large windows. The three owners, who met working in the restaurant industry, have totally redecorated creating a lovely atmosphere. The food is also exceptional. Gezellig is currently offering a seasonal European menu.

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Third on the list is Pachamama East. This new Asian influenced restaurant offers a Peruvian style menu created by Executive Chef John Javier. The menu contains things such as Sichuan fried chicken with Atacama sauce and seabass ceviche with soy tiger milk and nori. The restaurant also hosts a fortnightly event, “The Brunch Club, where guest chefs join the Chef Javier.

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Next comes The Standard. As with any Standard hotel the quality of food and drink is outstanding. The street facing bar, Double standard, offers cocktails, draft beer as well as casual dining. The restaurant, Isla, has a terrace and offers a seasonal menu. Executive Chef, Adam Rawson said: “Double Standard is like winter. It’s heavy and warm stuff you want to eat when you’re drinking. And Isla is healthy and super light with a big fermentation program.”

Fifth on the list is Hide which was awarded its first Michelin star within six months of opening! This stunning three floor restaurant looks out onto Green Park. It includes a tasting menu, a cocktail and wine bar (with the largest wine list in Europe). The restaurant also now offers a weekend brunch.

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Last but certainly not least, Mantl. This new Turkish restaurant in Knightsbridge offers refined and modern food. The menu offers food cooked over hot coals with dishes such as chargrilled octopus and pistachio lamb chops.

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