As the year draws to a close, Global Blue takes a look back at the top restaurant openings in London this year. 2016 once again confirmed London’s gastronomic scene as one of the best in the world. A plethora of big-name international chefs have opened eateries in the UK capital, bringing with them a wealth of culinary expertise. Street food and barbecue food were the top gourmet trends of 2016 and several street stall vendors opened up permanent locations in the city. Bao opened its second location, in Fitzrovia, while Smokestak brought its own brand of sophisticated barbecue food to London’s Shoreditch. Here, we bring you our rundown of the top seven restaurant openings in London for 2016.