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Fresh Plates: This week’s hot new restaurant openings (8 - 14 Sept Issue)

Forza Wine at the National Theatre   (Caitlin Isola)
Forza Wine at the National Theatre (Caitlin Isola)

Roll up, roll up! If you’re looking to put your money where your mouth is, look no further. This week’s hot new restaurant openings await...

LLAMA INN

A great spread: Llama Inn takes London (Press handout)
A great spread: Llama Inn takes London (Press handout)

Founded in Brooklyn in 2015, this fresh New York import boasts light, zingy Peruvian cuisine by James Beard Award-nominated chef Erik Ramirez. Go for the scallop and dragon fruit ceviche, stay for mini Martinis on the otherworldly terrace.

Now open. Rooftop at 1 Willow Street, EC2 (llamainnlondon.com)

FORZA WINE

Dinner with a view at Forza Wine (Caitlin Isola)
Dinner with a view at Forza Wine (Caitlin Isola)

All the charm of Peckham’s vibrant natural wine and snack bar is coming to the rooftop of the National Theatre, right in the heart of town. Expect to find vaguely Italian inspired snacks, funky soft serve and seasonally changing cocktails.

Now open. Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 (forzawine.com)

LITTLE CELLARS

Little Cellars: Well, wine not? (Adam Flanagan)
Little Cellars: Well, wine not? (Adam Flanagan)

Camberwell’s culinary hype just keeps growing. Brought to life by the team behind Peckham Cellars, here head chef Ollie Lawrance will be dishing up hefty sarnies and hearty broadly European dishes such as confit chicken leg with coco beans and girolles. Now open.

75 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 (littlecellars.co.uk)

IT’S BAGELS!

A shmear campaign we can get behind (Jesse Jenkins)
A shmear campaign we can get behind (Jesse Jenkins)

Know the difference between British and New York bagels? Fashion photographer Dan Martensen sure does, which is why he set out to offer New York-style bagels right here during the pandemic and is opening his first bagel shop in Primrose Hill next week.

Open now.65 Regent’s Park Road, NW1 (itsbagels.com)