New restaurants, pubs and bars to try this September

We all have our go to haunts and holes we frequent, but why not try something new, like new new? Here’s The Resident’s pick of the newest gaffs on London’s restaurant, pub and bar scene. Enjoy…


1 Breakfast at Cafe BAO, Kings Cross

Continuing to expand its offerings, the contemporary Taiwanese restaurant group is launching a breakfast menu at its Kings Cross cafe. The menu offers contemporary takes on Taiwanese breakfast classics – condensed milk tea, peanut milk and the restaurant’s signature drink a Cafe Purin which is made with espresso, Taiwanese roasted sugar and custard foam. Food-wise, along side a line-up of baked goods, there’s a breakfast BAO made with a sausage and cheese patty and layered with a hash brown and friend egg. There’s also the Taiwanese Savoury Soy Milk, which is a version of the traditional dou jiang breakfast dish found across Taiwan and China. Savoury soy milk is flavoured with Taiwanese sun-dried daikon, soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil, and served with crispy fried dough, or youtiao, to dip into the milk. Sounds like a great way to start the day to me.

Breakfast will be served from 9am-11.45am every Saturday and Sunday; Café BAO, 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG; baolondon.com


3 Ganymede, Belgravia

From the team behind South Kensington’s The Hunter’s Moon, comes this new bar and dining room. Ganymede, which takes it’s name from Jupiter’s largest moon, will serve up contemporary British fare for lunch and dinner. The menu, which reads like elevated pub grub, is meat, fish and poultry heavy, featuring dishes such as grilled halibut and Welsh lamb loin as well as foie gras and chicken liver parfait and scallop ceviche. There’s also a Sunday menu too for one of the most loved meals of the week. Behind the bar, there’s a stack of wines, and decent sized cocktail list to try out as well.

139 Ebury Street Belgravia, SW1W 9QU; ganymedelondon.co.uk



Madhu’s, The Dilly Hotel, Piccadilly. Photo: Madhu’s



MiMi Mei Fair, Mayfair. Photo: Steven Joyce

8 MiMi Mei Fair, Mayfair

Occupying two Georgian townhouses in Mayfair, the three-floor restaurant, designed by Fabled Studio, has been imagined as the secret London resident of Empress MiMi, taking diners back to 1920s Shanghai – think old fashioned oriental glamour coupled with modern day eclecticism. With dishes by Chinese-Singaporean Executive Chef Peter Ho (ex Hakkasan), the high-end Chinese menu comprises of hero dishes such as apple wood roasted Peking duck and lobster cooked three-ways. There’s also speciality dim sum chefs who create an array of handcrafted dumplings in vibrant jewel-like colours.

Opens September 7,Monday to Saturday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm; Sunday, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10pm; 55 Curzon Street, Mayfair, W1J 8PG; mimimeifair.com

9 Pizzeria Mozza at Treehouse Hotel, Marylebone

Nancy Silverton, award-winning chef featured on Netflix’s Chefs Table and champion of doughy deliciousness, has opened her first UK outpost of Pizzeria Mozza, the famed LA restaurant. Known it’s dough recipe and killer crusts, toppings range from the traditional to the unconventional, including Nancy’s take on the Hawaiian should you want to debate pineapple’s place on a pizza. There’s also seasonal Italian-inspired meat and fish dishes too, but given that Nancy is known for her bread and dough making skills (she founded La Brea Bakery, one of the pioneers of artisan bread in the US), don’t miss out on sampling her speciality. Takeaway is also available.

Tuesday to Saturday 5pm-11pm; 14-15 Langham Place, W1B 2QS; treehousehotels.com


The Chesterfield, Mayfair. Photo: The Chesterfield

11 Chesterfield Arms, Mayfair

Formerly the Shepherd’s Tavern and a pub since 1737, The Chesterfield Arms has reopened with a new name and a new look following an extensive  refurbishment that sees the tavern restored with a classic, elegant feel and original charm. The kitchen prepares elevated pub and British classics, designed to pair well with the curated wine list – game pie, faggots with real ale gravy and a take on fish and chips – battered haddock with nori salted chips, mushy pea croquettes with tartare sauce and gherkin ketchup.

Monday to Saturday 12pm-11pm, Sunday 12pm-10.30pm; 50 Hertford St, London, W1J 7SS; thechesterfieldarms.com


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