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Thanks to hip new eateries by creative young chefs and new additions by experienced restaurateurs, London is quickly becoming one of the hottest dining scenes in the world.Even though we’re only halfway into this year, the restaurant world is already buzzing about London’s hottest new eateries.
These are London’s 10 hottest new restaurants, according to the editors at Zagat.
The restaurants on this list range from sophisticated modern eateries to trendy high-end fast-food joints that began as food trucks. There’s also plenty of ethnic fare, with Peruvian, Mexican, and trendy Indian hotspots making the list.
With Aussie Chef Cameron Emirali at the helm, this Soho hotspot has generated lots of buzz since its February opening.
Chic diners come here to taste Emirali's daily-changing European-inspired menu, with dishes like Cornish hake with dates, cucumber and watercress or spring lamb rack with potato galette and broccoli.
Come early, as reservations are not accepted.
This is the first restaurant in London to dedicate itself almost entirely to its namesake dish: ceviche.
The Peruvian restaurant offers seven varieties of the raw, marinated fish dish.
Ceviche also serves other Peruvian standbys, like Pisco Sours, yuca chips, and anticuchos (grilled skewers) of tender beef heart, chicken, and octopus.
Cinnamon Soho blends modern Indian cuisine with Brit cuisine to create unique dishes like ox cheek vindaloo, Bangla-Scotch egg, and roganjosh pie.
Run by successful chef-restaurateur Vivek Singh, Cinnamon Soho, which opened in March, is already creating some serious buzz.
The sophisticated modern British fare by chef Ollie Dabbous has been praised so highly by critics and diners alike as exciting and innovative that it's impossible to get a table for dinner here before spring next year.
The space is raw-industrial chic, and the food is original.
Dishes might include free-range hen egg with woodland mushrooms and smoked butter or barbecued halibut with iodized sour cream, beetroot and watercress stems.
Barbecue fare is a relatively new import in London, and chef Tom Adams can be credited with leading the way with his barbecue joint, Pitt Cue Co.
Pitt Cue Co serves American-style barbecue fare, like pulled pork and ribs with sides of slaw and beans, at down-home prices.
There are only 30 seats in this small eatery, so come early to secure a spot.
This kitschy Russian restaurant, which has outposts in St. Petersburg, Moscow, and New York, makes perfect sense in London's largely Russian Knightsbridge area.
Open all day, Mari Vanna feels homey--as if you're dining in your Russian grandmother's home.
It's decorated with black-and-white photos that evoke family portraits, porcelain dishes, and ornate chandeliers.
MeatMarket started as a food truck, but was so popular that it recently opened a brick-and-mortar shop in Covent Garden.
This restaurant serves high-end fast-food in a casual setting.
People rave about the Black Palace Burger, a double patty with fried onions, cheese, and gherkins.
Located in an old filling station in gourmand-centric Kings Cross, Shrimpy's serves what they call Calexican (Cali-Mexican) fare.
Specialties include items like sweetcorn chowder with salsa and a soft shell crab burger with avocado.
This trendy eatery, run by restaurateur Mark Hix, touts a simple menu where steak and chicken are the stars.
In fact, steak and chicken feature so heavily that the restaurant commissioned a sculpture from Damien Hirst called 'Cock and Bull' that features, well, a cock and a bull.
Diners can choose three starters to share, then follow it up with a choice of free-range chicken or sirloin steak.
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