What they say:
Minutes from Borough Market, Arthur Hooper's has just opened up in Southwark. The intimate restaurant seems keen to stick to its roots having been named after a Victorian fruit seller who used to live in the building, as well as using produce sourced at Borough Market traders including Neal's Yard, Bread Ahead and Canon & Canon. Along with a menu of sharing European plates, the restaurant has a 50-strong wine list designed by Liberty wines, many of which will be found on the 'wine wall'.
What we say:
Having trained at Le Cordon Blue in London and helped run the kitchen at renowned spot Zucca, Lale Oztek is heading up the kitchen team at Arthur Hooper's. The restaurant opened in May and focuses on sharing dishes with European flavours; think mussels with nduja and turnip tops and lamb and bulgur meatballs. With interiors that imitate a designer jewellery box, the spot is open seven days a week serving dinner and lunch, other than Sunday, when the venue is open until 5pm.