London's latest F&B openings
Unpacking 3 of the latest restaurant and bar openings in London.
This is the second Swingers site delivering crazy golf and food in a huge new indoor venue, this time right in the very heart of London. Inspired by 1920s English seaside resorts, Swingers has two nine-hole courses full of obstacles and surprises. Each course has its own bar, including the Grand Hotel Bar. The street-food promenade offers a wooden boardwalk lined with beach huts and a rotating cast of vendors, including Patty & Bun, Made of Dough and Breddos Tacos.
Why we love it: The concept crazy golf is elevated for a grown up audience with street food and sophisticated bar. The space captures Instagram-able moments with ease, equipped with 10 cameras recording teams’ triumphs and a 3D photo podium for team photos.
15 John Prince’s Street, W1G 0AB
Opened in Pimlico, this Mediterranean-inspired eatery is based in a four-storey, Grade-II-listed former pub. The social space is home to a contemporary cocktail bar and tapas kitchen, masterminded by veteran chef Vicente Fortea. There’s also a wine cellar in the basement.
Why we love it: The Mediterranean menu is mirrored with warm terracotta walls, scalloped timber slats and the earthy hued banquette. The interiors connotes balmy days and hotter climates, the perfect escapism for a grey London day.
13 Cambridge Street, Pimlico, SW1V 4HP
Bryn Williams at Somerset House
Contemporary vegetarian food is a big attraction here, served in one of Somerset House’s spectacular vaults in the South Wing. The seasonal menu has a strong focus on sustainability, seasonality and provenance. A herringbone flooring, Welsh-printed upholstery and brown leather banquettes integrate within a colour theme dominated by textured grey. The space is also home to a draught beer bar, the only one at Somerset House, with statement overhead copper beer casks and bar fronts made from Welsh slate.
Why we love it: The restaurant design concept draws on the history and architecture of Somerset House. The interior unites the building’s naval history and Georgian architecture with the chef’s Welsh roots.
Somerset House, WC2R 1LA