It’s finally Friday! And just in time for the weekend, I’m sharing with you three new openings that you (and me!) should definitely try this weekend.
Hoppers, 77 Wigmore St, London W1U 1QE
I know this isn’t really a brand new opening because it’s their second one in London, but can you believe that I’ve never been here? Neither do I.
This famous Sri Lankan has been at the top of my list for ages, and the only thing that’s been holding me back is the waiting time to get a table. Although, the new site is much bigger than the Soho restaurant and, thankfully, they take bookings. YES.
The Watch House, 92 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EP
I absolutely love love love The Watch House. I am lucky enough to work just a couple of minutes away from one, and I really try not to eat there all the time. If you’re unsure what time of the day you should go and what to try, I would definitely say go for breakfast and get porridge. I know it sounds quite boring, but they make the creamiest one you will ever have! I normally get mine with mixed berries, banana and peanut butter.
If you happen to go there during lunch time, which is also a good idea because their panini and sandwiches are delicious too, make sure you don’t leave without a pastry. The blueberry and white chocolate blondie is to die for.
Ella Canta, 1 Park Lane, London W1J 7QY
Mexican food seems to be a trend in London’s food scene at the moment, and as long as it’s proper Mexican, I’m up for it! In the previous “Three new places you need to try this weekend” post, I talked about Santo Remedy, and whilst Ella Canta is also Mexican, they’re both completely different concepts.
Also, before I go into more detail about the restaurant, I just wanted to clarify that Ella Canta means “she sings”. I’m sure a lot of people thinks that Ella stands for a name!
I’m excited to try this place for a couple of reasons. Firstly because Martha Ortiz, the owner and chef, has had a restaurant in Mexico City for years and it’s been extremely successful amongst locals and tourists. Secondly, because it’s located in the Intercontinental Park Hotel and designed by David Collins Studio. So yes, expect to pay a little more than for your average Mexican restaurant, but I’m sure the food, beautiful interiors and ambience will make every penny worth it.