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 regularly 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 –

Covent Garden

The Barbary

The second restaurant from the guys at The Palomar. You’ll find it tucked away in a nook in Neal’s Yard, with open kitchen serving up Barbary-inspired goodness....



A Michelin starred, open-fire cooking spot from Tomos Parry, the former Kitty Fisher’s head chef....

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....