All the best Chefs in town have been cooking up a storm in Carnaby!
As the streets of London begin to resemble what we once called normality again, the restaurants and bars are filled with fresh faces and friendly people doing what we all love best; eating and drinking. Carnaby and Soho have been welcoming back diners since April, and although the novelty of dining indoors and alfresco will never die out, chefs from all over the area have been refreshing their menus with new items. Some seasonal, some revamped and some all around brand new and here to stay.
Kingly Court is always buzzing with the smell of delicious food and a bustling atmosphere. The restaurants are constantly refreshing their menu items to bring exclusive dishes to the table. Head to the third floor of Kingly Court where Señor Ceviche will be releasing a new dish from June 21, Seco De Cordero. A slow-cooked lamb shoulder with bacon, black beans and Nikkei rice, alongside a Pisco Sour flight to wash it all down.
On the ground floor of Kingly Court at Whyte and Brown, you will be able to indulge in their newly launched brunch menu. Enjoy a Shakshuka breakfast plate including two baked eggs, roasted chilli oil and grilled flatbread. If you are heading down with your friend, try the brunch meal for 2 and have a sharing breakfast including crispy buttermilk chicken, chipotle baked beans, house slaw, cornbread, fried eggs and maple syrup, yum!
Rum Kitchen’s famous jerk items have just taken it up a notch and you can now order the jerk fries; loaded with jerk chicken, appleton BBQ pork or appleton BBQ jackfruit. How could you resist? If you're more of a fish eater, try the pepper prawns in a rich buttery scotch bonnet sauce, served with bara flatbreads, the best in town. What better way to wash it all down than with an RK Punch. Think, a ‘pimped up’ classic Rum Punch with a fruity twist; The Real McCoy 3yr, Mount Gay Eclipse, Velvet Falernum, and finished with mango, lime and bitters … Does it get better than that?
...Yes, it does! Kingly Street’s cutest kiosk Kaleido has got your summer lunchtime meal covered. This is the time of year that melon is perfectly ripened, so following the summer sun, Kaleido have launched a popular limited edition parma ham melon and basil pesto roll, bursting with flavour, this roll gives us ‘holiday in Spain’ vibes.
A little further down Kingly Street, the bar that’s inspired by the London Underground, Cahoots, are now offering a range of brand new cocktails including the Liberation, ST Germain Blitz and Cafe De Paris. Named after the Hollywood star, Judy Garland, this is their most innovative cocktail yet; consisting of Bombay Sapphire, Italicus bergamot liqueur, lavender syrup, lemon, and topped with Moët & Chandon Impérial Blanc N.V. Champagne, this cocktail is crisp and refreshing and we can't wait to get our hands on one this weekend.
Ganton Street’s Mother Mash has just launched a Vegan Pie made up of mushroom and ale. So far it has been a hit and proved very popular. You can now head down to Mother Mash for a full vegan pie meal, or a vegan sausage if that’s more your taste.
Enjoy a summery Strawberry Daiquiri Slushy in the sun at Pastaio this season with an appetizer of Anchovies marinated in Vin Santo, orange zest & olive oil. Their newest entree is bursting with Italian flavours. The whole lobster linguine, in a white wine, garlic, chilli & parsley sauce is a sharing dish not to miss! Pastaio is the perfect place for a summertime date night, with sharing plates and delicious Italian desserts; our favourite is the chocolate and marmalade tarte.
Relax into the quaint and serene atmosphere in Rosa's Thai Cafe on Ganton Street and enjoy their newest dishes including the stir-fried vermicelli noodles with honey marinated pork or an old classic that has been brought back, the fragrant salmon red curry...yum. Rosa’s have also added a DIY menu item, where you can make your own chilli beef salad, washed down with a refreshing hibiscus iced tea.
In the heart of Soho, INKO NITO has introduced two new Maki Rolls and four new hot dishes. The white crab meat, cucumber, wasabi tobiko & yuzu mayo maki roll is our favourite; the crunch of the cucumber combined with the tang of the wasabi tobiko gives it the punch you need in your evening meal. For hot food, INKO NITO have created a succulent Japanese fried chicken with peanut and chilli garlic yoghurt as well as a roasted pork belly with soy kabosu, apple & cucumber salsa for the meat lovers. Sit on their japanese cherry blossom terrace for a real Japan feel to your dining experience.
Aside from Jinjuu’s amazing bottomless brunch returning this month, they have been hard at work to create some new and exciting flavours on their menu. The soy marinated Korean steak tartare with shallots, chives, Asian pear and seaweed rice tulip is the perfect combination of tasty and lightweight summer food. Pair it with their signature Korean fried cauliflower with sauces including black garlic aioli & spicy gochujang.
Although we can sit indoors now the sun is beaming down, it's the perfect weather for alfresco dining. Grab a spot on one of our 30 brightly coloured tables set up on Carnaby Street, Newburgh Street and Ganton Street for communal dining every day of the week. With over 200 seats to choose from, enjoy your takeaway or alfresco food from 11am to 10pm, without a booking. This flexible, accessible dining culture captures the spirit of Soho and Carnaby: grab a take-away from wherever you fancy and gather with your friends for that long-awaited reunion.