The hospitality sector suffered a loss when Covid hit. Several businesses and restaurants had to shut down temporarily, pending when normalcy would be restored. However, as restrictions were gradually lifted and with the role of vaccines, businesses, including the hospitality sector, is returning to normal, with several new ones opening up. So, if you like spotting new restaurants or just love eating out, here are the 12 best new restaurants in the world.
12 Best New Restaurants in the World
1. UNTITLED – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Tim Martin is responsible for the restaurant’s innovative menu, which features European influences. The restaurant occupies a former art shop, where the 100-seater restaurant and bar serve classic aperitifs and acclaimed wines alongside Australian favorites.
2. KLEIN JAN – SOUTH AFRICA
In Tswalu Kalahari national park, Klein JAN is nestled in an old farmhouse known as Boscia House. Klein JAN’s sustainable ethos emphasizes local organic producers, farmers and artisans aligned with modern Kalahari cuisine. The restaurant was established by South African chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, who has previous experience in Nice in France.
3. COCHINCHINA BAR – BUENO AIRES
Established by Ines de Los Santos, CoChinChina bar is a restaurant and bar offering Southeast Asian-influenced cocktails and meals to the residents and visitors of Bueno Aires. The wall is made of fake goldfish in plastic bags, while the (fake) counter is made of resin-sealed eggshells. The club’s mood is always upbeat until the early morning hours, with live jazz trios and hip DJs keeping spirits high.
4. POTONG – BANGKOK
This fine-dining spot is located in the heart of Bangkok’s Chinatown, established by chef Pichaya Utharntharm. The menu is based on her roots as a Thai Chinese personality, as evidenced in its 20-course menu. From reviews, for those who enjoy traditional meals, this fine dining restaurant retains not just the taste of conventional ancient meals but also the looks. So, the way a monk you once crossed paths with will serve you his roasted duck is the same way that served at Potong will look only better with more great taste.
5. SESSIONS ART CLUB – LONDON
A creation borne of the imagination of a chef, an artist and a businessman, this restaurant is the stuff of dreams. Established by Chef Florence knight Jonny Gent (an artist) and managed by Jon Spiteri, the restaurant is located in a former courthouse room that requires you to ride an elevator before accessing the artfully designed room. The menu is based on a British Mediterranean menu with crab croquettes and lemony chickpea flour fries as part of its offerings.
6. FISH BUTCHERY – WATERLOO, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Fish butchery is chef Niland’s fourth restaurant and opened in February 2022. The restaurant serves fresh fish and cooked specials, a testament to Niland’s expertise in fish cookery. Opening menu items include a Yellowfin tuna cheeseburger, Murray cod souvlaki and tuna meat pie, all accompanied by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the marble butchery counter. You can purchase frozen Aquna Murray cod fish fingers or yellowfin tuna lasagna to make your at-home fish feast.
7. THE LEDBURY – LONDON
The Ledbury was operational until 2020 as a two-star Michelin restaurant before it closed. Unlike before, they have reopened in Notting Hill with a more naturalistic outlook. Although its famous 8-course meal would no longer be on the menu for customers, you can still enjoy its other exciting and delicious offerings.
8. CETO – FRANCE
Argentinian Chef, Mauro Colagreco, established this restaurant at the Maybourne Riviera hotel. The restaurant outlooks the Bay of Roquebrune. Patrons would also enjoy the rich menu of seafood inspired by Greek mythologies. Beyond just eating great dishes, Ceto also includes a culinary workshop to find sustainable fishing solutions.
9. GRIMAL – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
From the stables of restauranteur Anders Vendelbo and Chef Strier comes this bistro-styled restaurant called Grimal. An A la carte menu inspired by France, the UK, and Denmark will replace small plates and tasting menus at the bistro-style venue. The restaurant would also offer a three-course traditional-style meal alongside snacks for those patronizing them.
10. SHISEN HANTEN – SINGAPORE
Located in Singapore’s largest hotel in Asia, Chen Kantaro’s Cantonese restaurant is now open to all. This restaurant offers patrons a view overlooking the city and its signature dishes.
11. QUELQUE PART – PARIS, FRANCE
This restaurant was established by the season 10 winner of France’s top chef competition, Florian Barbarot. For fans and admirers who want to try out this chef’s dishes, the Quelque part is the place to be. You are definitely in for a good time with a seafood-oriented menu and meals inspired by the chef’s traditional heritage. Some of the dishes available on the menu include; mullet cooked over fire. The interior carries a minimalist design which makes for proper aesthetics.
12. ALADO – LIMA, PERU
From Peru comes James Beckemeyer’s second restaurant to complement his first restaurant Cosme. Patrons of this new restaurant can expect to be served grilled dishes in line with James’s belief that fire brings out the most flavors in food. The restaurant’s interior is also designed to impress anyone visiting the place.