Darjeeling Express, Soho

Darjeeling Express is another star on London’s growing authentic Indian food map, and self taught chef Asma Khan and her all-female team use family recipes and traditions to create and serve Indian food the way it was intended to be – on large sharing platters and eating with your fingers in traditional ‘dawaat’ (read: feast) style. 2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly St, Carnaby, W1B 5PW; www.darjeeling-express.com

Henrietta, Covent Garden

Michelin-starred Ollie Dabbous’s latest venture comes in the shape of Henrietta. Part of the Henrietta Hotel, this new restaurant features a subtly french seasonal menu and a specially curated drinks menu in partnership with Experimental Group. Drinks historians and cocktail specialists Jared Brown and Anistatia Miller, who are beind the renowned Experimental Cocktail Club and Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels. 14-15 Henrietta Street, WC2E 8QH; www.henriettahotel.com

Adore REMO, Covent Garden

Enjoy a slice of the mediterranean on the Strand with the newly opened Adore REMO. Brought up on old school Italian classics, Marco Vignani and Pep Gambardella have put their own stamp on the much-loved cuisine with a lighter approach in a casual, contemporary setting. The menu includes light bites such as bruschetta , calamari and aracino, and boards of fritto misto di pesce, antipasto and formaggio, alongside a selection of sourdough pizzas. 227 Strand, WC2R 1BE; www.adoreremo.co.uk

Gabeto, Camden

Gabeto, Spanish for ‘our house’, has just been added to Camden’s appetizing line-up of eateries and drinks destinations. Inside a historic Victorian stable block decorated in a tastefully retro manner, Head Chef Lee Andrews has created a modern brasserie menu that synthesises carefully sourced British ingredients with a hint of Latin flavouring. Adorning the walls is a specially commissioned gallery of artwork by John Bulley, synonymous with the area and the renowned artist behind the Camden Lock bridge. The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8AH; www.gabeto.co.uk

Neo Bistro, Mayfair

Neo Bistro is quite literally living up to the name – a new Bistro popped up just off Oxford Street has been making waves with locals and tourists alike. But don’t let it’s location put you off – a simple yet beautifully put together menu demonstrates the best of Alex Harper (former head chef of The Harwood Arms, London’s only Michelin-starred gastropub) and Mark Jarvis (founder of Anglo in Farringdon) ability to pair exquisite food with a fuss-free minimalist setting. 11 Woodstock Street, W1C 2AE; www.neobistro.co.uk

Dinings, Chelsea

Formed of former Nobu employees, Dinings is a statement-making Izakaya style restaurant that has recently opened on the cusp of Chelsea and Knightsbridge, following the success of Dinings W1 which first opening ten years ago. The restaurant has developed its own style of sushi and sashimi using only the freshest ingredients from Cornish day boats, combining traditional Japanese and modern European styles to create a original tapas menu. Lennox Gardens Mews, Chelsea,  SW3 2JH; www.dinings.co.uk

The Other Naughty Piglet, St James’s

Chosen by none other than Andrew Lloyd-Webber (apparently he loves the croquettes!) to take over the first floor of The Other Palace theatre in Victoria, The Other Naughty Piglet is a creative European style restaurant that serves seasonal food in a chic but laid back environment. 2 Palace St, Westminster, SW1E 5JAwww.theothernaughtypiglet.co.uk

Magpie, Mayfair

Not quite yet open, but coming on the 25th July to Mayfair’s Heddon Street is Magpie. Coming from the guys behind Pidgen, who clearly weren’t content with their Michelin-starred bistro in Hackney, they’ve ventured into the west end with upmarket dim-sum and asian cuisine with matching cocktails. As with these kind of openings you would expect a waiting list, but they have a no reservations policy and only accept groups of four or less. 10 Heddon Street, W1B 4BX.