The best new restaurants opening in London this week

 (Press Handout)
(Press Handout)

From Beyonce’s favourite jacket potato to modern Irish fare and carbonara cooked with cream (gasp!), this week’s clutch of new London restaurant openings is far from dull. So what are you waiting for? Bon appetit!


Paparazzi was the place to spot a footballer or a Formula 1 driver until it unexpectedly shut in 2012. Now, its founder Tony Aalam is finally starting over with a new Italian centred on ‘old school hospitality.’

Now open. 149 Draycott Avenue, SW3 (

Caviar Kaspia

No, this isn’t new, but it was previously member’s only. Thankfully, we mere mortals can now swan into the Paris transplant to enjoy the institution’s famed caviar-topped baked potato beloved by Beyonce and Tom Ford.

Now open. 1a Chesterfield St, W1 (


Once adored by Kate Moss and Paul McCartney, the newly zhuzhed modern French Bistro is the spot for former Brawn chef Owen Kenworthy’s decadent lobster souffle and a dash of celeb spotting (we hope).

Open 8 May. 135 Portland Rd, W11 (

Cafe Britaly

Enter: the restaurant you never knew you needed, serving Italian fare with a British twist. Make a pilgrimage to Peckham for the sacrilegious Britalian carbonara made with cream, and rice pudding arancini.

Open 8 May. 191 Rye Lane, SE15 (


For breakfast, brunch or lunch, head to Hackney Wick for British and Irish fare. Opt for a cold brew Irish coffee and the ‘full Irish’ with roast potato farls, black and white pudding, and potato sourdough.

Open 8 May. 13 Rookwood Way, E3 (