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5 Of The Best New Restaurant Openings In May

Another month, another round of exciting new openings in London! Here’s our roundup!

🍝 Noci , Richmond
Noci is bringing fresh, seasonal, Sicilian-inspired pasta dishes to South West London. Try their signature seasonal silk handkerchiefs or the rich Genovese ragu served with fresh Monk’s Head cheese. Wines are sourced from small vineyards and there’s a refreshing range of spritzes, perfect for any season. Visit @eathotdinners for information on how to get 30% off at Noci’s 13-16th May.

🌱 Mildreds , Victoria
Mildred’s is the best in their business, an internationally inspired vegan restaurant that has been leading the way in plant-based food since 1988. Grace Dent describes them as “unapologetic and utterly un-preachy”. With great service and a wide variety of flavourful dishes on the menu, even the most dedicated carnivore would find it hard not to enjoy.

🇮🇹 Cafe Britaly , Peckham
The first project from an ex Bocca di Lupo duo, this Italian/British fusion all-day spot offers a unique ‘Britalian’ twist on traditional dishes. They cook up food made with British produce and Italian-inspired flavours. Their unconventional take includes adding cream to their carbonara PLUS they’re offering Negroni sbagliatos for just £5.50. This restaurant is definitely doing things their own way.

🥗 Cafe Petiole, Somerset House
An “almost vegan” café created by chef and founder of Tendril, @chefrishimsachdeva , is nestled in Somerset House. The menu is promised to be as creative as the exhibitions, offering dishes that are all available to take away, perfect for alfresco picnics in the courtyard. Café Petiole will also serve up speciality coffee and natural wines.

🍷 The Hero , Maida Vale
From the team behind Notting Hill’s Pelican comes The Hero, an upscale west London pub. Check out their instagram to go along with their design journey full of distressed Victorian interiors and stylish touches. This pub has not one but two restaurants spread across its four floors, a cocktail bar and a private hire space on the top floor.