London’s Soft Launches
As the old restaurateurs’ motto goes,
“Softly softly, openee restaurant“.
Advice taken so strongly to heart by some, that you wouldn’t even know they were opening at all…
Well luckily we’ve got our ears to the ground, as well as some more immediately useful ones on the London restaurant scene, so between them we’ve got a pretty solid run-down of the week’s best soft openings and deals.
We’ll be updating the list regularly, so keep your eyes peeled:
£5 burgers from Patty & Bun Hackney
You heard us. Some of the best burgers in London will be some of the cheapest burgers in London too, at the all-new P&B on Richmond Road. But get there quick.
Details: Monday the 16th – Wednesday the 18th Jan | 2 Arthaus Building, 2015 Richmond Road, E8 3NJ
Chicama launch weekday lunches, with half off
In honour of their fresh weekday lunches, Chicama are offering a fresh 50% off food at them until February 3rd.
Details: 50% off weekday lunches until Feb 3rd | 383 King’s Road, SW10 0LP
50% off pizza at Bobby Fitzpatrick
Rum cocktails & pizza are the watchwords at the new ’70s styled restaurant from the people behind the Coin Laundry. So they’re giving you ’70s prices on their pizzas until February 2nd.
Details: Opens 18th Jan, with 50% off pizza until 31st Jan | 273 West End Ln, NW6 1QS
Half price food at Greenwood
It’s a pub opening in Victoria’s new NOVA complex replete with craft beers, flying flamingos, shuffleboard tables and, obviously, an eyebrow grooming station. And if that’s not enough to get you in, they’ll also give you 50% off breakfast, lunch and dinner. Which will raise more than a few eyebrows…
Details: 50% off food 16th – 22nd January | 170 Victoria Street, SW1E 5LB
50% off Palatino
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Although, in fairness, that was the builder’s original estimate. And neither was Stevie Parle’s restaurant empire – but he’s adding to it next week with Palatino, a Roman-inspired joint serving dishes like deep-fried artichoke, freshly-made pasta, and native lobster with fennel and chilli. And you, lucky reader, will be getting 50% off all week…
Details: 50% off food 16th-21st January | 71 Central Street, EC1V 8AB
25% off dinner at Bala Baya
It’s a new restaurant from ex-Ottolenghi chef Eran Tibi, aiming to show you a day in the life of Tel Aviv. And the evenings are looking particularly alluring since they’re offering you 25% off your food.
Details: 25% off food for dinner until 25th Jan | Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, SE1 0LR
Exmouth Grind Soft Launch
The eighth (and therefore most eager to please) sibling of the Grind family is arriving in Exmouth Market next week, with all-day dining, cocktails and, of course, their famous coffee. And for you dear friend, it’s half the price.
Details: 50% off food and alcohol 24th – 29th Jan | 8-10 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QA
We like the way Rudie’s think. Half the chicken = half the price. Meaning you can treat yourself to twice the number of signature rum cocktails instead. That’s maths, right?
Details: Half-price jerk chicken all January | 50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
50% off lunch at Lobos Tapas, Soho – all month long
January. It’s the poorest month, it’s the rainiest month, and all too often it doesn’t even have the decency to be filled with dishes like octopus leg with sweet potato and chorizo, seared Uraguayan Picanha steak with baked bone marrow, and daily tortilla specials. Here to fix as many of those problems as is humanly possible is Lobos Tapas in Soho, who are giving you half price lunch throughout January. Thanks, Lobos.
Details: Half price food at lunchtimes | 48 Frith Street, W1D 4SF
Half price food at The Jam Tree
Most people this month will be flitting around paying full price for gastropub fodder. But not you. Because you know that both branches of this gastropub in Clapham and Chelsea are offering 50% off all food, every weekday in January – which means twice as much curried goat, racks of ribs and vegetarian meze for your buck. Pretty jammy of you.
Details: Half price on food, Mon-Fri | Clapham & Chelsea
Busaba Eathai 99p meals
Monday 16th is officially the most depressing day of the year. It’s actually been (sort of) scientifically proven. So the good souls at Busaba are going to cheer you up with a choice of 9 dishes that will cost you just 99 of your English pennies – including pad thai and ginger beef stir fry. And if that’s not good enough, there’s also 25% off everything for the rest of the month. Now that‘s a happy meal.
Details: 99p menu available 12-4pm 16th January, sign up HERE | 25% off until 2nd February | All Busaba branches
Main Image: Patty & Bun
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