The Best Restaurants of the Week on APLO
26 October 2018
Every week, our editors go through a ruthless curation process to give you only the most unique places to sleep, eat, drink, and experience in the world’s most creative cities. There’s never a shortage of extraordinary things to discover, so we’re constantly updating our inventory to include the world’s most beautiful, distinct, and extraordinary places — so you can find them all right here on APLO.
We’ve covered London’s best new designer restaurant openings, as well as a few of the city’s buzziest food pop-ups. So if you’ve come back for more London restaurants that will satisfy your cravings for both design and gastronomy, then here’s a few of our favourite new listings on APLO that will surely make their way to your foodie hit-lists. 
The Ninth 

Located in buzzy Charlotte Street in Soho, The Ninth is the beating heart of Fitzrovia’s culinary scene and rightly so! The restaurant’s Chef Jun Tanaka designed menu leaves nothing to be desired. Offering up a refreshing take on classic French ingredients, by adding a touch of Japanese influence. The interiors of The Ninth reflect the same kind of minimalism that features heavily in its cuisine. Exposed brick, marble table tops, coper piping, and a muted colour palette let the food do all the talking, which in this case, sings high praises of Chef Tanaka’s unquestionable culinary talent. 
Everything in Aquavit is glittered with a touch of gold; from the stylish rose gold dining bar to the incredible amount of Moët Hennessy on offer. After all a meal that looks this good deserves to have some bubbles on the side. In this stylish St. James’s Street spot, Chef Henrik Ritzen adds London flair to traditionally minimalist Nordic Cuisine. One look at any of Chef Ritzen’s dishes will surely inspire some truly drool-worthy food photographs, but it is Aquavit’s stunning wood panelled interiors  and metallic design details that are really making us hit ‘book now’.
If you’ve ever been to Japan, or skimmed through a decluttering how-to then you know that Japanese minimalism is more than just an aesthetic, but a way of life. UCHI restaurant in Hackney serves beautifully prepared Japanese cuisine, in an unpretentious yet distinctively authentic atmosphere. We are so obsessed with this hidden Japanese gem in Hackney, that we’re taking a page from Mari Kondo’s book and finding our own little pocket of zen in UCHI restaurant. 
Taking over the old Ellory’s Space at Netil House, Bright is a restaurant that features all of our favourite things. Run by P Franco’s Phil Bracey, Bright is a part wine shop and bar, part restaurant and offers up fantastic locally sourced Italian fare. We’re all about Bright’s cool and casual atmosphere topped with effortlessly cool contemporary design, and an experimental menu that’s chock full of surprises. One thing is for sure, you’ll definitely be finding us hitting up this London fields spot this weekend. 
Words by Hannah Tan-Gillies


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