15 December 2017 by

This week's openings include Comptoir V, Linden Stores, Dirty Bones Oxford and more.

The Coach Makers Arms

Cubitt House's fifth venue, the Coach Makers Arms, has opened on London's Marylebone Lane. It's the latest addition to the group's portfolio of independent public houses and hotels in London, which also includes the Thomas Cubitt, the Alfred Tennyson, the Orange and the Grazing Goat.

The menu offers seasonal British produce and a selection of daily specials. Meats will be cured in-house, and suppliers include Trecorras Farm, Lyme Bay fish reserve and Lyons Hill Farm.

Opened 3 December
Covers 50
General manager Steve Forcucci
Head chef Andrew Tajudin
Design Coriander Buildings
Typical dishes Pumpkin with chestnut granola and ricotta dumplings; beef steak with garlic mash and kale; and beer-battered fish and chips


Comptoir V

Comptoir V, a new restaurant from the owners of Comptoir Mezze, has opened in London opposite Kensal Rise station, offering Middle Eastern-inspired vegetarian and vegan food. The site also serves vegan wines and beers, cold-pressed juices and organic coffee.

Head chef Michael Ninvalle
Typical dishes Shakshouka tagine with vegan merguez; and baked vegan Parmesan and harissa cauliflower steak


Dirty Bones Oxford

NYC-inspired comfort food and cocktail restaurant Dirty Bones has opened its first site outside London on the Westgate roof terrace in Oxford. The site will serve hot dogs with toppings such as barbecue pulled pork with bacon and jalapeÁ±o cheese.

Design Macaulay Sinclair
Typical dishes Sweet peach and barbecue-glazed smoked baby back ribs; and quinoa, pecan and black bean veggie burger



The Good Food Society (behind Yosma, Frescobaldi London and Firenze) has opened Aegean-inspired restaurant Hovarda in Soho, London. Yosma's Hus Vedat has consulted on a menu with a strong emphasis on seafood.

Covers 70
Typical dishes Marinated sea bream, fennel and saffron; and grilled smoked eel,
fava, radishes and caper leaves
Design Lázaro Rosa-Violán


Linden Stores

Linden Stores is a wine shop and restaurant at London's Highbury Corner from Laura Christie (one half of Oklava) and her partner Chris Boustead. All wines are available to take away or drink in, accompanied by British dishes inspired by Boustead's Yorkshire roots.

Covers 20
Typical dishes Potted rabbit with clementine jelly; and beef stew with thyme dumplings


South Point Suites - London Bridge

Cycas Hospitality has launched its aparthotel concept, South Point Suites, the first independent brand in the Cycas portfolio, in London's Bermondsey. Guests can take advantage of a grocery service and a 24/7 pantry, and it has partnered with local craft beer company Hiver to offer tasting experiences.

General manager Martin Doshev
Bedrooms 101


Osteria Romana

Roman restaurant Osteria Romana has opened in London's Knightsbridge, serving rustic, simple dishes. Hidden within the lanes between the Bulgari hotel and Hyde Park, the restaurant is the brainchild of Andrea Reitano, who is behind Assunta Madre and Caffè Rei.

Covers 30
Typical dishes Lamb chops with mashed potatoes and crispy leek; and beef fillet
with Frascati wine reduction and potatoes


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