Want to have your finger on the pulse of what's new in the London restaurant scene? Enjoy keeping one step ahead of friends and colleagues on where's going to be the next must-try new place to eat?

This is where you'll find constantly updated news and gossip on what gastronomic delights are heading our way as we take you through the best new London restaurants coming to the capital.

Dates are subject to change (and some are "TBC" - if exact dates are waiting to be confirmed) but we update this page on a daily basis, so always check back for the latest info.

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Coming Soon list

Coming in 2017...

Ferdi

In a nutshell: Famed French brasserie comes to town
Where is it? 30 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QN
Why should you care?
The Parisian original is a VERY trendy place - very popular with the celeb crowd - and this sees them opening right near Kitty Fishers. Expect the Mac Ferdi's cheeseburger to make an appearance. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 21



Bleecker

In a nutshell: Bleecker Burger goes indoors
Where is it? 30 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QN
Why should you care?
Bleecker have been a huge hit on the burger scene. They have a popular spot in Spitalfields but this sees them heading inside to a permanent restaurant for the first time. Expect all your faves, including the Bleecker Black. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 23



Le Dame de Pic

In a nutshell: Four Seasons gets top French restaurant
Where is it? Four Seasons Hotel London, 10 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AJ.
Why should you care?
The main restaurant at the new Four Seasons has triple-Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic as the chef. Expect La Dame de Pic's menu to be similar to its Parisian counterparts. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 26



Bel Air Farringdon

In a nutshell: Healthy food, fast
Where is it? 12 New Fetter Lane, London, EC 4A. 
Why should you care?
Bel Air's an LA food inspired space that opened originally in Shoreditch serving salads and more. This sees them expanding to a second spot in Farringdon. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 30



L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

In a nutshell: Naples pizza restaurant comes to Stoke Newington
Where is it? 125 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UH
Why should you care?
The original L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples is an extremely well-regarded pizzeria and they[re settling on Stoke Newington as a London home. Expect similar pizzas to the Naples restaurant and chefs from Naples are overseeing in London too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Tommi's Burger Joint Soho

In a nutshell: Icelandic burgers in Soho
Where is it?
37 Berwick Street, London W1F 8RS
Why should you care?
Tommi's Burger Joint produces some of the best burgers in town and this sees them head into the heart of Soho for their latest branch. Expect a few new things on the menu too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Famous Flames

In a nutshell: Flame grilling in Camden
Where is it? 11 Kentish Town Road, NW1 8NH
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from Bea Vo, also behind Stax Diner and Boondocks. Expect flame grilled burgers and fried wings. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Pique-Nique

In a nutshell: Casse Croute does brunch
Where is it? Bermondsey
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from the people behind Bermondsey's Casse Croute. Expect breakfast and brunch and lots of rotisserie Poulet Bresse. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



The Ivy Soho Brasserie

In a nutshell: The latest Ivy in Soho
Where is it? 26-28 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8JB
Why should you care?
The Ivy continues to roll out across London with this latest branch coming to Soho. Expect and all-day brasserie and bar. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 7



Hai Cenato

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton's Victoria Italian
Where is it? 85 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0AJ
Why should you care?
Jason Atherton's next restaurant is in the Nova development in Victoria, and this time it's an Italian - something he's been wanting to open for a while. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 7



Mere

In a nutshell: Monica Galetti comes to Fitzrovia
Where is it? 74 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4QH
Why should you care?
Recently best known for MasterChef, the ex Le Gavroche chef is opening her own place on Charlotte Street. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Lorne

In a nutshell: Wine and seasonal food in Victoria
Where is it? 76 Wilton Road, London, SW1V 1DE
Why should you care?
This restaurant in Victoria has an ex sommelier from River cafe and an chef from Brawn, so expect a particularly good wine list and a seasoan menu to match with it. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



The Cheese Bar

In a nutshell: Cheese Truck takes off the wheels in Camden
Where is it? Camden Stables Market
Why should you care?
The Cheese Truck have been roaming London markets serving up top grilled cheese toasties. Now they're setting up in a permanent Camden spot. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Palatino

In a nutshell: Stevie Parle does Italian in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 71 Central Street, Clerkenwell, EC1V 3AG
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen and Craft) and sees him taking on the melting pot of Roman cuisine. Expect pizza, pasta and a whole lot more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Nape

In a nutshell: Cannon and Cannon's cured meat bar
Where is it? 21 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR
Why should you care?
Cannon and Cannon have been providing British charcuterie to plenty of markets across town. This is their permanent spot in Camberwell - a cured meat bar, deli and bottle shop. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



The Other Naughty Piglet

In a nutshell: Piglets come to St James Theatre
Where is it? The Other Place, 12 Palace St, Westminster, London, SW1E 5JA
Why should you care?
Naughty Piglets has been a big hit in Brixton and caught the eye of none other than Andrew Lloyd-Webber. He's brought them to the The Other Place Theatre for their second restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Rail House Cafe

In a nutshell: Riding House comes to Victoria
Where is it? Nova London, Victoria
Why should you care?
This is a bar and restaurant from the people behind Riding House Cafe and Village East. Expect all day dining in a huge space in the Nova Victoria building. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Hawksmoor Borough

In a nutshell: Steak masters come to Borough
Where is it? 16 Winchester Walk, London SE1 9AQ
Why should you care?
This sees the steak and cocktails masters at Hawksmoor head south of the river for their latest. Expect a huge big-windowed building filled with all your favourites. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Francesco Mazzei's Islington restaurant

In a nutshell: Mazzei goes north
Where is it? 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD
Why should you care?
This Italian restaurant is replacing Almeida, with top Italian chef Francesco Mazzei (who's also a local) in charge of things. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



The General Store at the Garage

In a nutshell: Music spot gets a bar
Where is it? 20-22 Highbury Cres, Highbury East, London N5 1RD
Why should you care?
The Garage in Islington is getting a bit of a refurb. Along with that, it's also getting this all-day bar at the front too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Yard Sale Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza in Walthamstow
Where is it? 15 Hoe St, London E17 4SD
Why should you care?
The latest Yard Sale pizza sees them heading further north to Walthamstow. Expect the same pizzas that have earned them a big following and brunch too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



The Ned

In a nutshell: Soho House do a bank job.
Where is it?
Poultry, EC1
Why should you care?
The old Midland Bank on Poultry is becoming a new hotel with restaurants and bars (including one in the vault and one on the roof) planned. This is from the people behind Soho House. Alongside the hotel, there will be NINE restaurants. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? April 2017



Parlez

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood restaurant in Brockley
Where is it?
16 Coulgate Street, Brockley, London SE4 2RW
Why should you care?
This neighbourhood restaurant in Brockley will be focused on serving up seasonal neighbourhood food, with a focus firmly on the local area. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2017



MEATliquor King's Cross

In a nutshell: Burgers and cocktails in King's Cross
Where is it?
6 St Chad's Pl, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9HH
Why should you care?
This is the latest MEATliquor to come to town, offering the usual very popular selection of burgers, cocktails and hard shakes to King's Cross. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2017



Monty's Deli

In a nutshell: Jewish deli and cafe in Hoxton
Where is it?
225 - 227 Hoxton Street, London N1
Why should you care?
Monty's deli has been a fixture of Maltby Street market for a while and now they're opening a permanent spot in Hoxton. Expect their own pastrami, salt beef, bagels and more. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2017



Red Rooster London

In a nutshell: Harlem fave comes to London
Where is it?
The Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 4PJ
Why should you care?
Marcus Samuelsson's New York restaurant is hugely popular, and it's coming to the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs are making it over here too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2017



Maple and Kings

In a nutshell: Healthy eating in King's Cross
Where is it? Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1CX 4AG
Why should you care?
This is the follow-up to the original Maple and Fitz and will be serving up a similar blend of salad bowls, cold press juices and gluten-free desserts. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Bokan

In a nutshell: High rise dining in Canary Wharf
Where is it? 37-39 Floor, Novotel Canary Wharf, E14 9TP
Why should you care?
The Novotel in Canary Wharf is getting a top floor restaurant serving modern European fair and a rooftop bar with a pretty impressive view. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



The Bun House

In a nutshell: Bao buns in Soho
Where is it? 23-24 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4DZ
Why should you care?
The Bun House is the latest restaurant to serve up bao buns. And this place will be mainly focused on the takeaway buns - with fries made from deep-fried duck tongues. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Yoobi

In a nutshell: Japanese/Brazilian food in Oxford Circus
Where is it? 40/41 Great Castle Street, Market Place, London W1W 8LU
Why should you care?
This is the second Yoobi, a Japanese/Brazilian mash-up with a big focus on temaki rolls, maki rolls and sashimi. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017 TBC



Quartieri

In a nutshell: Naples pizzeria Pizzeria Trianon comes to Kilburn
Where is it? Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7HY
Why should you care?
The latest hugely popular pizzeria to come to London from Naples is from the people behind Pizzeria Trianon. They're opening Quartieri to bring their traditional Napoli pizzas to Kilburn. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Urban Tea Rooms

In a nutshell: Tea and cake in Sta James's Market
Where is it? St James's Market, London SW1Y 4SB
Why should you care?
This is the latest addition to the new St James's Market development, an English tea room. It's the second Urban Tea Room and you can expect the usual baked good, hot beverages and a decent afternoon tea. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



The Game Bird at the Stafford

In a nutshell: Lots of game and James Durrant.
Where is it? The Stafford Hotel, 16-18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ
Why should you care?
The Stafford Hotel is getting a huge refurb and when it re-opens the restaurant will have James Durrant at the helm. Expect a lot of game on the menu which will be an ultra-British affair. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Claude Bosi at Bibendum

In a nutshell: Michelin Chef goes to South Ken
Where is it? Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3 6RD
Why should you care?
He may have shut up shop at Hibiscus, but Claude Bosi is reappearing at the classic Bibendum building. There he's in charge of both the downstairs seafood restaurant and the fine dining upstairs. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Jean Georges at the Connaught

In a nutshell: Top Michelin starred chef comes to London
Where is it?
The Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL
Why should you care?
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is probably best known for Jean-Georges, the three Michelin starred restaurant in New York. Now he's coming to London to take on the second restaurant at the Connaught. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



The Wellington Hotel

In a nutshell: Robert DeNiro's hosting.
Where is it?
Covent Garden
Why should you care?
Robert DeNiro is becoming a London hotelier, opening this big new hotel in Covent Garden. And it will have two restaurants alongside a deli/cafe. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Onodera

In a nutshell: Matsuri reborn 
Where is it?
15 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AL
Why should you care?
After 23 years, Matsuri St James has closed - but it's reopening as Onodera. This restaurant will be a Japanese grill. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Henrietta

In a nutshell: Ollie Dabbous comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 14-15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from Ollie Dabbous, in the new hotel The Henrietta from the people behind the Experimental Cocktail Club. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Aster

In a nutshell: D & D's Nordic restaurant in Victoria
Where is it? 14-15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant to hit the Nova development in Victoria. With a focus on Nordic food, there's a mix of casual cafe and restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Shikumen and VQ at the Dorsett City Hotel

In a nutshell: New hotel gets Asian and late-night dining
Where is it? Dorsett City, next to Aldgate East tube
Why should you care?
This is the second Dorsett Hotel in London (following Shepherd's Bush) and it's the second time they're opening Shikumen too - alongside 24 hour dining from VQ. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Rick Stein London restaurant

In a nutshell: Rick Stein comes to London
Where is it? Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High St, London SW14 8SN
Why should you care?
He's been a mainstay of Padstow for many a year but this sees Rick Stein heading to Barnes for his London restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Tom Kerridge at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower

In a nutshell: Tom Kerridge's first London restaurant
Where is it?
Jumereih Carlton Hotel, 1 Cadogan Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 9PY
Why should you care?
Best known for the two Michelin-starred Hand and Flowers as well as a number of TV appearances, Tom Kerridge is finally opening a London restaurant, taking over the spot where the Rib Room used to be. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Bluebird White City

In a nutshell: 20 year old Bluebird flies to White City
Where is it?
 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA
Why should you care?
Bluebird has been a big hit on the King's Road for 20 years and now they're looking to finally open elsewhere. The first new Bluebird will be in the former home of the BBC in White City. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Winter 2017



Rambla

In a nutshell: Encant chef's Soho Spanish place
Where is it?
64 Dean Street, W1D 4QG
Why should you care?
This is the latest venture from Victor Garvey, the person behind Encant (and previously Bravas Tapas). Expect a Spanish menu focusing on Catalan cuisine. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Magpie

In a nutshell: Pidgin goes central with trolleys.
Where is it?
TBC Central London
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Hackney's Pidgin and this time their aiming for the centre of Town with a restaurant that will have all the food and drink delivered by trolleys. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Barbecoa Piccadilly

In a nutshell: Jamie Oliver BBQ expansion
Where is it?
194 - 196 Piccadilly, London W1J 9D
Why should you care?
Jamie Oliver's BBQ restaurant Barbecoa has been one of his biggest restaurant hits, so it's not surprising to see it get a second venue. It'll be a lot bigger than the original with space for 300 over two floors, a bar area and open kitchen. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Jamie Oliver's Pub

In a nutshell: As it says, Jamie Oliver is opening a pub.
Where is it?
The Fish & Coal Building, Granary Square
Why should you care?
This is Jamie Oliver's next big thing - a canalside pub in King's Cross. The pub will have a roof conservatory and outdoor roof terrace overlooking the Canal while upstairs will be a “creative centre” for the Jamie's empire and there will be a restaurant on the lower level arches. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Nobu Hotel Willow Street

In a nutshell: Nobu gets into the hotel business
Where is it?
10-50 Willow Street, EC2
Why should you care?
This new development from Nobu will have 143 bedrooms and a massive 5 metre high basement restaurant. The design, by industrial designer turned architect Ron Arad, looks frankly astonishing, with a sort of metal exoskeleton protruding out on one side. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Dean and Deluca London

In a nutshell: American deli comes to town
Where is it?
117 Mount St, London W1K 3LA
Why should you care?
Dean and Deluca is a very well respected American deli, known best for its outlets in New York. Expect the London store to combine deli, cafe and butcher's all in one. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Martha Ortiz restaurant

In a nutshell: Top Mexican chef comes to town
Where is it?
InterContinental London Park Lane
Why should you care?
Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joining Theo Randall as the hotel's second restaurant. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Bob Bob Exchange

In a nutshell: "Press for Champagne" in the city
Where is it?
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Bob Bob Ricard and it promises to be just as opulent, with plenty of booths, special private rooms and it even has a mini sushi restaurant inside. PLUS those "press for Champagne" buttons on every table. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Clare Smyth restaurant

In a nutshell: Gordon Ramsay stalwart goes it alone
Where is it? Location TBC
Why should you care?
Clare Smyth has been responsible for keeping Gordon Ramsay's main restaurant at its three star level and now she's opening her own restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Sushisamba Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Asian fusion on the balcony
Where is it?
The Opera Terrace Covent Garden, The Piazza, London WC2E 8RF
Why should you care?
Sushisamba are taking over the Opera Terrace at Covent Garden- expect the same mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food as the original (and a big bar too). Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



New Ruth Rogers restaurant

In a nutshell: River Café 2, this time in Mayfair
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
This will be the first new restaurant for River Cafe owner Ruth Rogers since the opening of the Hammersmith favourite. It will serve Italian food and will have an open kitchen on the ground floor, similar to the original. However, they're still finalising a location. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Fatty Crab London

In a nutshell: American crab restaurant comes to town
Where is it? TBC
Why should you care?
There are three Fatty Crabs - one in New York's West Village, one in Hong Kong and one in the US Virgin Isles. They're the older, not necessarily wiser, sibling restaurant to the popular Williamsburg barbecue spot Fatty Cue. "Fatty Crab, in all its non-fusion, food-focused glory, is a bone-gnawing, crab-leg-sucking kind of place," said New York magazine when it reviewed it. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017 (TBC)



Dumpy Lynn

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Clerkenwell
Where is it?
82 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DB
Why should you care?
From the people behind the Hoxton Hotel and Egg Break, this is a restaurant specialising in dumplings in the heart of Clerkenwell.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017 TBC



Come Fry with me

In a nutshell: Chip based restaurant
Where is it?
Covent Garden - address TBC
Why should you care?
Come Fry with Me is a restaurant devoted to the chip and is touring festivals and markets over the summer before opening up a permanent place in Covent Garden. In keeping with its name it'll have a 1960s air travel themed decor and fries arriving on a ‘fry carousel’ conveyor belt. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2017 TBC



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • When it opens, the Trellis skyscraper will have London's highest restaurant.
  • Carl Clarke is still planning to open Chinese Restaurant Syndrome but is looking for a location.
  • The Viajante croudfunding campaign appears to have gone quiet.
  • More Ivy Brasseries are on the way, coming to Tower Bridge and Cobham.
  • The next Polpo will be in the City of London.
  • The Caprice group are planning a new restaurant on 8-10 North Audley Street.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Peruvian restaurant Coya are opening a second restaurant in 2017.
  • Richard Caring's Caprice Group has bought a huge space opposite Mayfair's Roka. Expect a new opening there soon.
  • It looks like Boom Burger Brixton isn't happening yet, but they're still looking for another site.
  • There's a new restaurant coming to Shoreditch House, an Agean bistro called Mandolin.
  • Red Farm, best known for their pacman dumplings, are considering a London opening.
  • Boopshis in Fitzrovia have moved on to let Bao take over the spot - but they have another venue planned.
  • There is a new Duck and Waffle on the way - heading to St James's Market.
  • Bevis Marks in Aldgate is to become Al Matarello, a restaurant from the Italian company Dr Chiodo.
  • Arbutus is moving to a new location in 2017.
  • Henry Harris is rumoured to be opening Racine Kitchen in Notting Hill.
  • There are more restaurants on the way to Nova Victoria as Barbecoa, Franco Manca and Daisy Green are announced.
  • Soho House are taking over Kettner's and plan to reinvent it as Kettner's Townhouse in 2017-18.
  • Another USA burger chain is on the way as Smashburger plans to open 35 stores in the UK - London included, but kicking off in Brighton.
  • The founder of the Cinnamon Club, Iqbal Wahhab, is hoping to open a New Orleans style restaurant in the City.
  • Simpsons in the Strand is looking for someone to take over the restaurant - it's still to be decided if they'll keep the name that's been around for almost 200 years.
  • Jose Pizarro is apparently opening another restaurant called Isabella, according to the Times.
  • Bocca di Lupo's Jacob Kenedy will be opening a pub in Angel.
  • Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, previously at Astrid Y Gaston, is looking to bring a new restaurant to London similar to Le Mar.
  • San Francisco's Tartine will be coming to London as soon as they find a location.
  • Australian burger joint Charlie & Co is looking for a London venue as is US chain CaliBurger.
  • STK is said to be opening a second restaurant in Canary Wharf and another in the City.
  • Andre Balazs has more or less confirmed that, following the huge success of Chiltern Firehouse, he'll be opening a Standard Hotel in London.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in 2017 at the Sugar Quay development project.


To find out which noteworthy establishments have just opened their doors, check out our recently-opened new restaurants in London page.

 

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