The Best March Restaurant Deals and Soft Launch Offers
We know regular socialising in London can tug away at those purse/wallet strings, so that’s why, every month, we scan the city to let you in on London’s best food and drink deals. Here are our top picks for March…
TraTra Bar & Bistro
What’s the deal? Bottomless charcuterie and cheese between 5pm and 8pm for just £10pp. 50% off all food and house bottles of red and white wine.
When: 28th February–14th March 2018
We had to go back and double check this one, because it seems to way too good to be true. Yes, for two whole weeks during TraTra’s soft launch, you can eat all the cheese you can manage for £10, teaming it up with a half price bottle of house vino. The name TraTra means mixing the traditional with the contemporary, and that’s exactly what award-winning Parisian chef Stéphane Reynaud has cooked up with his tasty twists like tempura vegetables with Basque paprika and truffled croque monsieur and skin-on frites with aioli. You can get 50% off all these plates too, if you can manage it after eating your weight in fromage.
TraTra, 2–4 Boundary Street (entrance on Redchurch Street), E2 7DD
OTHER MARCH DEALS:
What’s the deal? 50% off their signature poké bowls all day
When: 7th March
After setting up shop around London, healthy lunch hangout Ahi Poké has landed in Bank’s Bloomberg Arcade. Instagram your heart out over technicolour bowls of fresh fish and vegetables, made with exotic ingredients like coconut sweet potato, kimchee cucumber and red cabbage, all drizzled in seasonal sauces like green tahini or sweet ponzu. But skive off work early and get in line, cause we reckon the queue for this one will be a biggie.
Ahi Poké Bloomberg, 14 Bloomberg Arcade, EC4N 8AR
What’s the deal? 50% off poké bowls
When: 12th–13th March
And that’s not the only Hawaiian Poké place launching in the city this March. The guys behind Honi Poké are to launch their second eatery in The City, with 50% off poké bowls during the first two days of opening. Come for healthy protein-packed Hawaiian poké, served with anything from flame-torched octopus to chicken teriyaki or tofu and paired with a base of sushi rice, brown rice or veggie slaw. To find it, just look out for the Hawaiian surfboards… sticking out of the snow.
Honi Poké, 4–6 New London Street, EC3R 7NA
What’s the deal? 50% off food only
When: 12th–25th March
If you haven’t checked out Cinnamon Kitchen, then now is the time. The guys are launching a new Battersea location in March, and they’re cutting your bill in half to celebrate. Think inventive modern takes on Indian dishes, like the mussel and date pickle on toasted brioche, and slow braised lamb shoulder with fennel and nutmeg sauce. Save space for the fancy desserts, which include the mango and thandai ice cream, with spiced meringue and flamed with rum. Cocktails are set to be seriously good too, designed by mixology king Tony Conigliaro. Book in for the soft launch on their website.
Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea, Battersea Power Station, 4 Arches Lane, SW11 8AB
Dead Dolls House
What’s the deal? Tuesday–Thursday: Bottomless Baos for £20 and Happy Hour on drinks
Wednesdays: Bottomless Wings for £10.
Thursdays: £5 burgers and £5 on all vegan dishes
When: All deals are ongoing
The guys at Dead Dolls House have all the deals. Particularly great if you have hollow legs, as you can gorge on Bottomless Baos for £20 from Tuesday to Thursday. Wash it down with £6 happy hour cocktails (or £3 beers) until 10pm (and 9pm on Fridays). If you like hot chicks, be here on Wednesdays for bottomless wings for £10, when you buy a drink. See all the weekly deals above.
The Dead Dolls House, 181 Upper Street, N1 1RQ
What’s the deal? Brownie giveaway on March 5th from 8am (100 up for grabs). 50% off food during the soft launch.
When: Soft launch dates: 28th February–2nd March
She’s been selling her goods across London hot spots Portobello, King’s Cross and Broadway for years and years, but this is the first time renowned baker Isidora Popović is setting up her first bricks-and-mortar delicatessen, Popina, in Mayfair. Here you’ll not only find the delicious cakes and treats Isidora is famous for, but there’s an all-day food menu too, serving homemade stew and broths alongside sandwiches and salads. You can get 50% off food for three days during the soft launch, then come back on 5th March to nab one of the 100 brownies Popina is giving away to celebrate the official opening.
Popina, 83 Duke Street, W1K 5PF
What’s the deal? Free coffee (just mention that you saw this on Just Opened London)
When: Thursday 1st–Friday 2nd March
Launching in the heart of Bloomsbury at the beginning of March, Fortitude Bakehouse specialises in sourdough cakes, along with gluten-free and vegan bakes. Daily offerings include stuff like squash, cardamom and pumpkin seed chia cake, and lemon, yoghurt and poppy seed sourdough. There’ll also be single farm coffee from Hasbean, and stone-rolled teas from Postcard Teas. And the guys behind it sure know what they’re doing – Jorge Fernandez managed The Monmouth Coffee Company for six years before founding Fernandez & Wells, and co-partner Dee Rettali is the founder of Patisserie Organic. They’re celebrating the new launch by offering out free coffee during the first two days of opening.
Fortitude Bakehouse, Old Stable Mews, 35 Colonnade, WC1N 1JA
What’s the deal? 50% off the entire bill for anyone who subscribes to the soft launch mailer on the Kanada-Ya website. No bookings available, just walk in.
When: 17th–21st March
Ramen gurus Kanada-Ya are launching their largest venue to date in Upper Street in Angel. You can get 50% off your bowls (and drinks too!) as part of their amazing soft launch: you just need to sign up to their newsletter.
Kanada-Ya, 35 Upper Street, N1 0PN
What The Pitta
What’s the deal? 25% off the whole menu
When: 9th–11th March
No need to for vegans to be deprived of that late-night kebab fix, now What The Pitta has set up its first permanent site in Camden town. Think juicy, marinated soya pieces, served up in various creative ways: straight up in a doner with a soya tzatziki, or minced and loaded on top of a lahmacun (a Turkish flatbread, usually topped with minced lamb). Not forgetting the vegan take on the kebab house classic, doner and chips. And while they’re soft launching, you can get 25% off the entire menu for the first three days.
What The Pitta, 89–91 Bayham Street, NW1 0AG
Yard Sale Pizza
What’s the deal? 50% off pizzas only
When: 12th–18th March
To celebrate the opening of their new Leytonstone pizza place, the YSP guys are giving you 50% off their pizzas for a week in March. They’re also pulling a Willy Wonka and giving out a mega £1000 worth of tasty treats in Yard Sale, hidden in ‘dough’ stashed in takeaway boxes. Lucky winners will get a gold dough ticket towards super-size pizzas, salads, homemade desserts and beers at the new site
Yard Sale Pizza, 15 Hoe Street, E17 4SD
What’s the deal? 50% off food only for lunch and dinner
When: 5th–7th March (official opening on the 8th)
There’s a hot new Eastern Mediterranean restaurant – you’ll find it Marylebone. Headed up by husband and wife team Limor and Amir Chen (the guys behind Strut & Cluck), Limor has used her eclectic Israeli, Russian and Iranian background as an inspiration for the beautiful dishes, which include herbed and spiced Angus beef and venison koftas with hummus and tahini, and charcoaled leeks with crumbled manouri, dried apricots, roasted hazelnuts and crispy capers. Tempted? Book in for the soft launch on their website.
Delamina, 56–58 Marylebone Lane, W1U 2NX
What’s the deal? Mums get a complimentary glass of prosecco and two free courses from the evening á la carte menu on Mother’s Day. T&Cs: When dining with one or more people. Valid on two courses only, after 5pm.
When: Mother’s Day, Sunday 11th March
A very easy way to look generous, without denting your bank balance – at Pomona’s you can get your ma’s meal for free on Mother’s Day. Yes, the neighbourhood restaurant is treating mums to a slap up meal for Mother’s Day, along with a glass of bubbles for no charge at all. Dishes include small plates like Vietnamese rolls or crisp duck and cucumber, and mains like Madagascan prawns with lemon and chilli butter.
Pomona’s Restaurant & Bar, 47 Hereford Road, W2 5AH