The Melt Room's Grilled Cheese Sarnies
For the love of Gouda! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, this place serves nothing but grilled cheese sandwiches - but don’t expect any of that greasy sh*t, these guys are all about going gourmet. Think slow-roasted lamb, mustard-dressed greens and Swiss cheese. It’s time to say yes to carbs again; your juice cleanse was full of sugar anyway.
26 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GY // Opening May
Yuatcha City's Dim Sum
Lunchtime in the city is about to get sexy. With not one but two outdoor terraces, this is the place to be for dim sum al fresco. Drinks wise there’ll be tea, wine and sake, but go for the cocktail menu first. Yuatcha City’s Soho sister is Michelin starred, so it doesn't matter what food you order here - it’ll all taste amazing. There’s even a patisserie counter which opens at 10am where they'll be all about macrons. Breakfast meeting, sorted. .
Broadgate Circle, London EC2 // Opening 20th May
Polpo Chelsea's Fried Stuffed Olives
There’s another Polpo in town and just like the others, this bad boy will be a bacaro - that’s Venetian for humble restaurant with good, young wines. With tables on the square outside, get your al fresco fix from breakfast to dinner. Just arm yourself with an espresso, a Blood Orange Spritz and a handful on cicheti (that’s small snacks) and you’re basically in Venice. The fried stuffed olives mean business but if you leave without tasting the tiramisu you’re insane.
81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY // Opening 19th May
Cereal Killer Cafe Camden's Lucky Charms
The world’s first cereal cafe on Brick Lane caused controversy in the early days, but the venue’s turned out to be so damn good that they’re throwing Coco Pops in the face of their haters and opening up another. With more cereal options, cocktails, merchandise and even a takeaway option (Lucky Charms to go, anyone?) get Shreddie (sorry) for the Camden branch, people.
Camden Stables Market, Camden High Street, London NW1 8NH // Opening 14th May
On the Roof with Vintage Salt's Lobster Butties
The Selfridge's rooftop is back in action and this summer it's all Cornish seaside with bars in beach huts and restaurant ledge Des McDonald on the dining. Get stuck in to oysters, Earl Grey smoked salmon and lobster butties (yup) and get high any time of day as this place is open for brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. The Drift Bar is bigging up British gins and shaking up some seriously fresh fixes; kick back in a deckchair and celebrate all things British the BarChick way.
Selfridges Rooftop, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Sticks N Sushi's Breakfast Sharing Plates
In a group? Sushi cravings at 7am? Can't get a res at (or afford) Hakkasan? Sticks N Sushi is your place. Danish-owned Japanese food group Sticks n Sushi are making tracks from North London to Canary Wharf’s new Crossrail digs. Floating “light pillows” are hanging from the ceiling (sick) and the menu will be split into a la carte with traditional dishes, sharing plates and a breakfast menu. Sushi before 10am? Why the hell not!
1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR // Opening 1st May