Hot list: New restaurants

Temper, Covent Garden

Neil Rankin has just opened his third restaurant in the Capital with pizza, vegetarian and vegan options on the menu so quite a departure from the meat-fest in his Soho and the City eateries. temperrestaurant.com

Andina Picanteria, Notting Hill

Martin Morales, one of our favourite Peruvian chefs has just added a Notting Hill outpost to his portfolio. Weekend brunch promises to be a reason to visit with avocado pancakes with yacon honey one to try. andinalondon.com

Cornerstone, Hackney Wick

Tom Brown, former head chef at Outlaw’s at The Capital and protégé of Nathan Outlaw has just opened his first solo restaurant to rave reviews with a determination to put Hackney on the culinary map. cornerstonehackney.com

St Leonards, Shoreditch

Andrew Clarke from Vauxhall’s Brunswick House and Jackson Boxer have a new restaurant St Leonards with the focus on quality European-style dishes with wines, cognacs and Armagnacs a highlight. stleonards.london

Neptune, Bloomsbury

Brett Redman and Margaret Crowe, the duo best known for The Richmond in Hackney are just about to open Neptune in the swanky new Principal hotel. Seafood and an oyster bar are highlights. The new A-list hangout? Neptune.london