Soft launches and restaurant deals

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: Yopo, Soho

Cuisine: European/South American fusion

The deal: 50% off food between 5th and 9th February 2019. Reservations essential: book via or

Where: Vintry Kitchen, Cannon Street

Cuisine: Asian small plates in the Vintry & Mercer Hotel.

The deal: 25% off food AND drink from 4th February to the 24th February via OpenTable. Reservations essential.

Where: The Grill at McQueen, Shoreditch

Cuisine: Steak. (I reviewed it when first opened here!)

The deal: 25% off the final food bill until 13th February when dining from the a la carte menu. Reservations essential: call: 020 7036 9229 or email: and quote MCQUEEN25.

Where: Tom Simmons, Tower Bridge

Cuisine: Modern British/Welsh

The deal: 50% off food Tuesday-Saturday between 1:30pm-3pm and 8pm-close, until 17th February 2019, exclusively via Hot Dinners. Reservations essential.

Where: The Birds, Leytonstone

Cuisine: ‘Vegan junk food’ and ethically sourced fried chicken sandwiches for the meat-eaters.

The deal: 50% off food Monday-Tuesday throughout February.

Where: Percy & Founders, Fitzrovia

Cuisine: Modern British.

The deal: 50% off food Monday-Wednesday throughout February with Hot Dinners’ exclusive reader offer.

Where: Angelina, Dalston

Cuisine: Japanese/Italian fusion in daily eight-plate sharing menus (£48pp before discount).

The deal: 50% off the final food bill between 14th and 17th February. Reservations can be made online.

Where: VIVI, Centre Point

Cuisine: British.

The deal: 50% off food between 16th and 18th February (almost entirely booked up) and 25% off food between 19th and 24th February. Reservations essential.

Where: Emilia’s Pasta, Aldgate

Cuisine: Fresh handmade pasta with a revolving specials board and traditional Italian starters and sides.

The deal: 50% off all food AND drink between 4th and 17th February 2019. Reservations recommended and can be made online.

Where: Allegra, Stratford

Cuisine: Modern European at The Stratford Hotel’s Manhattan Roof Gardens skyscraper from former head chef at Chiltern Firehouse, Patrick Powell.

The deal: TBA, but coming April 2019.


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.