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The April Hit List: Lisboeta, Facing Heaven, Caravel, and More


The blooms are out, daylight savings has returned, and the sunnies are out en masse — yes, spring is well and truly here. After a frigid couple of months (not to mention the last two years), the mood feels lighter, with a stacked deck of new openings on the way throughout the season to look forward to, not to mention all the outdoor dining, drinking, and group shenanigans you can handle.

This month, we’ve got a restaurant adorned with northern Vietnamese specialities in Covent Garden; a bigger, better site for a vegan Sichuanese specialist in London Fields; an elegant new pub in Notting Hill with genuine firepower in the kitchen; and arguably the best dim sum in the city right now in an unexpected place. Here’s your April Hit List.