Are you looking for somewhere new to try for lunch or dinner in London? Here are five restaurants that have only been around a short while or are due to open soon.Sargeant’s Mess – Tower of London
If you love standard tasty British dishes, this is the place for you
. It overlooks the Tower of London and Tower Bridge, and there are views over the Thames. On the menu are traditional dishes including Cumberland toad in the hole or Atlantic cod with dripping chips, mushy peas and tartare sauce.
If you’re only after a small plate, you could try the smoked salmon pate soldiers or seaweed crackers. Afternoon tea is served between 3pm and 5pm and you can enjoy scones and cream, lemon drizzle loaf or soft-centre filled muffins.
Alternatively If you’re there for breakfast, enjoy a Cumberland sausage bun with caramelised onions or treat treat yourself to a full English.Andina Picanteria – Notting Hill
Launched by Martin Morales the award-winning Peruvian Chef, this restaurant opened its doors in Notting Hill in May. The menu has small and large plates of delicious Peruvian inspired food served in a friendly, informal atmosphere.
You can try the Sivinche, made from yellow-finned tuna, grilled octopus, or the Olluco potato locro, which is an Andean type stew with beans. If you want a feast, then order the braised pork leg or the 80-day aged Hereford sirloin.
If you’re not hungry enough for a big meal, then pop next door. Here you’ll find Notting Hill’s first Peruvian Bakery. There are lunchtime dishes, or you can takeaway. Give in to temptation and try a selection of freshly baked breads and pastries.Ceru, SohoCeru
opens on the 21st
May. It’s entirely gluten and dairy-free. It’s got an outside terrace for alfresco dining or it seats forty inside.
There will be an all-day menu from 12 noon featuring a vegetarian selection and halal meat sourced from British farms. Main courses will include Spiced battered squid, Persian kafta, Shish taouk and grilled halloumi with red peppers.
If you’re in a hurry they have two express lunch platters, guaranteed to be on the table 20 minutes after ordering. The website London the Inside
, say that Ceru are offering 50% off during their first week of opening if you book a table.Fayre Share – Victoria Park
Just opened in E9, Fayre Share
welcomes groups of diners who like to share their food. It’s the perfect location for get togethers with family and friends.
Food can be ordered in 3 different sizes to suit individuals, couples or groups of four.
Main courses include Roasted beer chicken, Cauliflower mac and cheese, and slow roasted lamb leg. If you like a pie, then try Fayre Share’s mushroom and leek, or the pie of the day. Sides include triple cooked fat chips, mash, and summer mixed greens.Bancone – Covent GardenBancone
opens its doors sometime in June. Sure to be a hit with fresh pasta lovers, dishes featured include Lamb neck ravioli and spring vegetables, Tagliolini with clams, seaweed and purslane and Duck ham with giardiniera.
The Chef at the restaurant will be Louis Korovilas, who trained at Locanda Locatelli
, the Michelin starred restaurant in Marylebone.