Top 5: Food openings of 2015 (in no particular order)

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The year was awash with arrivals across the neighbourhood. Here are some of the best new places to eat


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Beef & Brew

The full spread at Beef & Brew.  Pic: B&B
The full spread at Beef & Brew. Pic: B&B
Superior onglet and flat iron at competitive prices at this no-frills meat-fixated diner. Read the full review here. 323 Kentish Town Road NW5

Patron

Circular bar in Patron. Photo: PR
Circular bar in Patron. Photo: PR
The year’s most glam NW5 opening is so busy you only get a two-hour slot in the evenings. But it’s worth it for both classics like duck confit and steak tartare. Read the full review here. 26 Fortess Road NW5

Bull & Gate

Industrial warehouse meets faded grandeur: the dining room. Photo: PR
Industrial warehouse meets faded grandeur: the dining room. Photo: PR
Major launches this year included Wahaca, Southern Joe, and Camden Town Brewery’s Daughter but our pick of the big guns is this restored pub, dining room and cocktail bar with its aspirational menu. Read the full review here. 389 Kentish Town Road NW5

Gipsy Queen

The kitchen counter at the Gipsy. Photo: GQ
The kitchen counter at the Gipsy. Photo: GQ
Inventive if occasionally hit-and-miss daily changing modern British dishes at the atmospheric revamped Gospel Oak pub that’s well worth a detour. Read the full review here. 166 Malden Road NW5

Junction Tavern

Mozzarella with figs at The Junction. Photo: SE
Mozzarella with figs at The Junction. Photo: SE
Not strictly a new opening – heck, it’s been around forever – but the arrival of talented ex-Vinoteca head chef Will Robertson and his slick European-meets-Middle-Eastern fare has put this classic dining room back on the map. Read the full review here. 101 Fortess Road NW5


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