The New Testament | London's Best New Restaurants

The New Testament

The New Testament | London’s Best New Restaurants

So, we wrote The London Restaurant Bible.

And just like the actual Bible, it comes in two parts: The Old Testament (featuring London’s best OLD restaurants) and this, The New Testament (featuring London’s best NEW restaurants).

To clarify, when we say “new” we mean “less than five years old“, because in restaurant terms surviving more than half a decade is nothing short of a miracle. And because new restaurants come thick and fast around here, we’ll be updating this list weekly with anything that deserves a spot, whilst callously culling any and all places that we feel have lost their edge. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it.

And lo, in no particular order behold our New Testament picks –


The Palomar

What do you get when two Tel Aviv nightclub entrepreneurs and the winner of ‘Iron Chef’ Israel are sewn together? – Dubious surgery and a three-headed cooking party animal. Or… The Palomar....



Lacking the patience to put the “delayed gratification” theory to the test, we’ve invented a method for experiencing similar levels of gratification without having to delay anything....

King's Cross

Coal Office

The man behind The Palomar + Tom Dixon = this place...

Covent Garden


A striking modern French restaurant in Covent Garden, serving elegant dishes and excellent wines....


Som Saa

Top-level Thai dishes and cocktails in an industrial Spitalfields setting....