Best Openings: London's new eateries

The Capital’s Foodie Scene is Ever-Changing and here’s the low down on our favourite new openings…


1. The Coral Room

Recently opened as part of the multimillion-pound transformation of The Bloomsbury hotel. With Martin Brudnizki at the helm, the space has been sensitively reimagined with the original wood panelled walls being treated to a high-gloss lacquer finish in vivid coral – perfect for brightening up dark winter days. The bar offers London’s largest English sparkling wine selection, while the all-day food menu focuses on small plates designed for sharing.  16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1B (020 7347 1221;

2. Greyhound Café

Since it launched in Bangkok in the late nineties, Greyhound Café’s fusion of Thai tradition with tongue-in-cheek global influences has seen it become something of a phenomenon. There are now 17 cafés across Asia, and last month marked the opening of the first in Europe, Greyhound Café London. Founder Bhanu Inkawat says: “Our inspirations come from far and wide. Just like in Bangkok, we mix traditional and international, street and couture, all fused together in a beautiful, chaotic way.”
37 Berners Street, W1T (020 3026 3798;

3. Mee Market

New to the Soho scene, from Linda Lee, founder of acclaimed fine dining Korean restaurant, Koba and popular street food joint, On The Bab, is this new Korean deli. A menu of Korean and Asian-inspired hot and cold foods is available to eat-in, including favourites from both restaurants, while the deli stocks dried foods, fresh Asian vegetables and a variety of frozen meals to eat at home. A range of branded homeware, accessories and stationery is also available. We love it.9a Archer Street, W1D (