Upcoming soft launches

Never seem to get wind of those awesome soft launches in time to bag a table? Bookmark this page for a comprehensive, idiot-proof list of upcoming opening offers (before anyone else can get to them).

Where: James Cochran EC3, Aldgate

Cuisine: Scottish/Jamaican fusion (read review here!)

The deal: 25% off the entire bill (including drinks) from 27th April-31st May, on lunch only, Monday-Friday for parties of two or more diners. Bookings must be made in advance – type the code 25LUNCH into the comments field of the online booking form.

Credit: Jessica Jill photography via James Cochran EC3.

Where: Manhattan Grill @ Marriott West India Quay.

Cuisine: American.

The deal: 50% off the truly obscene, four-person sharer ‘Madhattan’ steak sandwich for National Sandwich Week (20th-26th May) when you share your photo on Instagram, tagging @MarriottWestIndiaQuay. (That’s £60 from £120, includes unlimited fries, coleslaw and four wines or beers.)

Where: Ceru, Soho

Cuisine: Levantine/Middle Eastern

The deal: 50% off the entire bill between 21st and 27th May inclusive. Available for lunch and dinner by reservation only, for a maximum of four people. To make a reservation, email patricia.hilton@cerurestaurants.com and quote CERULEAN BLUE.

Where: TraTra, Shoreditch

Cuisine: French

The deal: 50% off a la carte food dishes for Tues-Fri lunch from 22nd May until 1st June, between 12.00pm-3.00pm, including the new ‘Croque’ menu (basically extremely fancy cheese on toast). Advance bookings can be made via events@boundary.london.

Where: Kyseri, Fitzrovia

Cuisine: Turkish/Cypriot fusion

The deal: 50% off food from Tuesday 22nd May to Thursday 24th May. Reservations available online.

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Where: Jones Family Kitchen, Belgravia

Cuisine: Modern European

The deal: 50% off food from Tuesday 22nd May to Saturday 26th May. Make a reservation via bookbelgravia@jonesfamilykitchen.co.uk.

Where: Scarlett Green, Soho

Cuisine: Aussie-inspired small plates.

The deal: 50% off food from Monday 21st May through to Sunday 27th May inclusive (brunch, lunch, or dinner – excluding dinner on Thursday 24th May), exclusively via Hot Dinners.

Where: The Duke of Richmond, Hackney

Cuisine: Classic pub dishes with a French slant from Tom Oldroyd.

The deal: 30% off lunch and dinner in the dining room between Thursday 24th and Saturday 26th May inclusive. Booking recommended, call 020 7923 3990 or email bookings@thedukeofrichmond.com.


Where: Chakra, Kensington

Cuisine: Indian

The deal: 50% off food between 22nd and 28th May for lunch and dinner to celebrate its renovation. Booking essential, email reservations@chakra.restaurant to make a reservation.

Author: Emily Gibson

Emily is an urban adventurer, blogger and glutton foodie on an epic quest to uncover the best things to eat, drink and do in London. She lives in East London and loves ceviche, cycling and magic shows. Lifelong nemeses include beetroot, beards and wine served in tumblers.