We keep a running list of all the new London restaurants that have opened over the past year.

Here, you'll find the main new restaurant openings that have been creating a buzz in London recently, handily broken down month-by-month so you can see just when they opened.

PLUS - LONDON RESTAURANTS COMING SOON

What to find out all about the hottest new restaurants coming to London soon? Then check out our exhaustive list of upcoming restaurants.


 

New openings list

Opened in January 2017

Patty & Bun

In a nutshell: Burgers in Hackney
Where is it?
205 Richmond Rd, London E8 3FF
Why should you care?
While the London Fields Patty & Bun has closed down to become a full development kitchen, they've opened their latest place just up the road.

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The Whitechapel Refectory

In a nutshell: 10 Greek Street take over the gallery spot
Where is it?
The Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, E1 7QX
Why should you care?
This sees the people behind 10 Greek Street and 8 Hoxton Square take over the food at the Whitechapel Gallery. They'll be serving up food in the day and then becoming the After Hours wine bar in the evening.

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Duck Duck Goose

In a nutshell: Cantonese food in Brixton
Where is it? Pop Brixton, 49 Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ
Why should you care?
This is the latest addition to Pop Brixton a Cantonese and Hong Kong-inspired diner. And one with a lot of roast meat (particularly duck and goose). 

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Bobby Fitzpatrick

In a nutshell: Rum cocktails and pizza in West Hampstead
Where is it? 273 West End Lane, London NW6 1QS
Why should you care?
This West Hampstead spot comes from the same people behind Coil Laundry in Exmouth market. Expect rum cocktails and pizza with a distinctly 70s feel.  

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Plot

In a nutshell: Seasonal British food in Tooting
Where is it? 70-72 Broadway Market, Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RL
Why should you care?
This Tooting restaurant is promising to serve up the best of local British grub, with Michelin kitchen experienced chefs on hand. Expect locally sourced small plates.

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Ralph's Coffee & Bar

In a nutshell: Ralph Lauren opens a London bar
Where is it? 169-173 Regent St, Mayfair, London W1B 5TQ
Why should you care?
Ralph Lauren have opened bars in other countries before, but this is their first in London. Expect an all-day bar (while the store is open) with coffee in the morning and booze and food in the evening.

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Maison Kayser

In a nutshell: French baker comes to London
Where is it? 8 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 3BS
Why should you care?
This is the first Maison Kayser to hit the UK, a very popular baker in Europe. Expect lots of bread as well as an all-day cafe.

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Apres Food Co

In a nutshell: Healthy comfort food in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 72 St John Street, EC1 M4DT
Why should you care?
This cafe promises to cook with absolutely no gluten or sugar, but still provide comfort food to Clerkenwell locals.

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Bala Baya

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern food in Southwark
Where is it? Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR
Why should you care?
Southwark’s Old Union arches are home to this Israeli restaurant with its own in-house Gazoz bar. It’s the first solo venture from Eran Tibi, who cut his teeth working with Israeli food legend Yotam Ottolenghi. (Soft launch until 15 Jan)

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Miusan

In a nutshell: Cantonese in Camden
Where is it? 16 Inverness Street, London NW1 7HJ
Why should you care?
This Pan-Asian restaurant in Camden will mix club, cocktails and restaurant and is being based on the 1940s opium dens of New York and Paris. (Soft launch until 20 Jan)

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Kricket

In a nutshell: Modern Indian cuisine in Soho
Where is it?
12 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D 7HH
Why should you care?
Already a big hit in Brixton, this is the second Kricket - expect a bigger space with the same great Indian small plates. 

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Timmy Green

In a nutshell: Beany Green's latest in Victoria
Where is it? Nova Victoria, 11 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5DJ
Why should you care?
Timmy Green is the latest from the Aussie indie chain and it sounds like it's going to be a go-to place for brunch. 

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Six Storeys in Soho

In a nutshell: Townhouse restaurant and bar in Soho
Where is it? 11 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QE
Why should you care?
This entire townhouse is turned into a food and drink extravaganza with an all-day restaurant, bars, private dining spots and more.

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Jan

In a nutshell: Caspian in Clapham
Where is it? 78 Northcote Road, London, SW11 6QL
Why should you care?
This Caspian restaurant has a big focus on cooking delivered from its charcoal over, delivering food with "Caspian flavours" They have their own beer too.

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Opened in December 2016

Louie Louie

In a nutshell: Cafe with Jerusalem style menu
Where is it?
47 Walworth Road, London SE17 2AL
Why should you care?
This all-day cafe and restaurant comes from the people behind Fowlds Cafe. Expect your usual cafe fair in the daytime while the evening brings a menu with Jerusalem-style dishes cooked over coal.

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Ole and Steen

In a nutshell: Top Danish bakers come to London
Where is it? St James's Market, 56 Haymarket, 2 St James Market, London SW1
Why should you care?
Joining some top restaurants in St James's Market, this is a new concept for much loved Danish bakers Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk. Expect and all-day restaurant with Scandinavian flatbreads, soups, stews, salads and luxury sandwiches.

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Antipodea

In a nutshell: Brew Cafe's all day cafe in Kew
Where is it? 9 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 3QB
Why should you care?
This sees the people behind Brew Cafe open and all-day cafe and restaurant in Kew. Expect international cuisine with more than a little Australian influence.

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The Distillery

In a nutshell: Four storey gin palace
Where is it? 86 Portobello Rd, London W11 1LA
Why should you care?
This temple to all things gin comes from Portobello Road Gin and and has everything from an off licence, cocktails, gin masterclasses and a restaurant serving British food. 

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Lockhouse

In a nutshell: All-day Paddington restaurant
Where is it? 3 Merchants Square, Paddington, W2 1AZ
Why should you care?
This all-day Paddington restaurant has a menu with burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, spit-roast chicken and more.

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Lao Cafe

In a nutshell: Rosa's Thai Cafe spin-off
Where is it? 60 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4H
Why should you care?
Rosa's Saiphin Moore comes from a Lao family in Thailand’s Phetchabun Province and this new restaurant features traditional Lao salads, curries and char-grilled dishes - with a mix of dishes from their similarly named pop-up and some new additions.

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El Pastor

In a nutshell: Hart Brothers do Mexican
Where is it? 7a Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA
Why should you care?
This is from the same people behind Barrafina and they are on a mission to do the same for Mexican food as they did for Spanish. Expect a big focus around tacos, particularly on the signature Al Pastor.

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Bonnie Gull Soho

In a nutshell: Small seafood plates in Soho
Where is it? 22 Bateman Street, London, W1D 3AN
Why should you care?
Bonnie Gull are expanding from their Fitzrovia shack with this Soho spot. Expect lots of small seafood plates - but a bit smaller and with no reservations.

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The Green

In a nutshell: Clerkenwell pub from the people behind The Culpeper
Where is it? 29 Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU
Why should you care?
The Culpeper has been a big hit over on Commercial Street and now they've opened their next restaurant in Clerkenwell. Expect the same seasonal menu approach and a rooftop space soon too.

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Breddos Tacos

In a nutshell: Tacos go permanent in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 82 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DB
Why should you care?
They've been a fixture of Street Feast for many a year, but now Breddos are opening their first restaurant. Expect tacos, tostadas, tortilla-based Mexican pizza tlayudas and more.

Find out more.



Ceru

In a nutshell: Levantine pop-up goes permanent
Where is it? 7-9 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY
Why should you care?
Ceru have been popping up in residencies all over town and now they're settling down in South Kensington. Expect a modern take on Levantine cuisine as well as classic mezze alongside grilled meats, healthy salads and desserts.

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MOD Pizza

In a nutshell: Speedy pizzas on Leicester Square
Where is it? 17-18 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AT
Why should you care?
This is a US import that focuses on selling affordable and quick pizzas with as many toppings as you want (up to 30).

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Queens Skate - Dine - Bowl

In a nutshell: Queens bowling gets a MAJOR makeover
Where is it? 17 Queensway, London, W2 4PQ
Why should you care?
The longstanding bowling alley and skating rink on Queensway is getting a huge makeover and food by Jimmy Garcia in the bargain.

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Radio Alice

In a nutshell: Pizza in Hoxton
Where is it? 16 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NT
Why should you care?
This is the brainchild of the owners of Berbere in Italy, The thing they do differently is, after having made their pizza dough from mother yeast and ancient stoneground flour, they cook the base, slice it and only then add the toppings.

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Hopscotch

In a nutshell: Late night bar and restaurant on Brick Lane
Where is it? 202 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care?
Hopscotch serves buns filled with some intriguing ingredients like nanny goat with warm spice and hot sauce as well as ‘bombs’ - bite-sized deep fried balls that come in a variety of flavours. And plenty of cocktails to take you into the wee hours.

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The Gate Marylebone

In a nutshell: Vegetarian food in Marylebone
Where is it? 22-24 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NL
Why should you care?
Popular vegetarian restaurant The Gate is opening in Marylebone (taking over the spot from The Lockhart). And this time they'll be offering a proper vegetarian breakfast too.

Find out more.



Jamavar London

In a nutshell: Upmarket Indian restaurant comes to London
Where is it? 8 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3NF
Why should you care?
Jamavar London is the latest outpost for the upmarket restaurant chain from India - and they've an ex-Gymkhana chef in the kitchen.

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Inamo Camden

In a nutshell: High tech Asian fusion in Camden
Where is it? 265 Hampstead Road, London NW1 7QX
Why should you care?
This is a the third Inamo to hit town and you can expect the same Asian fusion menu as its other locations as well as the fancy high-tech menu.

Find out more.



Opened in November 2016 

Boom Shack

In a nutshell: Boom Burger does cocktails and sandwiches
Where is it? Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PA
Why should you care?
The people behind Boom Burger have opened this spot in Brixton. It's mainly a cocktail bar but they also do a range of sandwiches too.

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Pizza Toscana

In a nutshell: Florence pizzeria comes to town
Where is it? 45 Wardour Street London W1D 6PZ.
Why should you care?
This pizza place comes with proper Italian heritage by Italian restaurateur Stefano Cresci, owner of Florence's La Bussola, which has been going since 1960. He's now come to London and taken over La Scala. 

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The Juniper Tree

In a nutshell: 100% organic in Belsize Park
Where is it? 72 Belsize Lane, Belsize Park, NW3 5BJ.
Why should you care?
The Juniper Tree is serving dishes with a focus on provenance, with a modern twist - and the restaurant is 100% organic.

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Pomona's

In a nutshell: West coast USA style restaurant in Notting Hill
Where is it? 47 Hereford Road, London W2 5AH
Why should you care?
Pomona’s is a West Coast/Cali-style restaurant and bar opening in Notting Hill. And there's an American bar too.

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Bar + Block

In a nutshell: Steak at King's Cross
Where is it? 26-30 York Way, London N1 9AA
Why should you care?
Bar + Block is a big revamp to the Premier Inn restaurant that used to be called Thyme. This time they've gone for an affordable steak restaurant as the main draw.

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Tank and Paddle

In a nutshell: Woodfired pizza and more in the City
Where is it?
3 Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AA
Why should you care?
This new pizza restaurant features both a range of pizzas AND a range of mac 'n cheese. 

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Cinnamon Bazaar

In a nutshell: The latest in the "Cinnamon" family in Covent Garden
Where is it?
28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 7JS
Why should you care?
This is from the people behind Cinnamon Cafe and Cinnamon Soho with a new menu by Vivek Singh which promises to be more “casual and fun format” than the other restaurants. 

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Luca

In a nutshell: Italian restaurant from The Clove Club
Where is it?
88 St John Street, London EC1M 4EH
Why should you care?
The folk behind the ever-popular Michelin-starred Clove Club are opening their second restaurant. This time it's an Italian restaurant with British produce in Clerkenwell. 

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Hammer and Tongs

In a nutshell: South African BBQ in Farringdon
Where is it?
171 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3AL
Why should you care?
 This restaurant will give a taste of South African barbecue with a braai grill that’s a whopping 3m in size, and a menu that's strong on South African specials.

Find out more.



Tandoor Chop House

In a nutshell: Chops in Covent Garden
Where is it?
Adelaide Street, London, WC2N 4HW
Why should you care?
An Indian restaurant from Ennismore, the people behind the Hoxton Hotel and Egg Break, this is an English chop house with a touch of Indian spices.

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Corazon

In a nutshell: Tortillas and more in Soho
Where is it? 29 Poland Street, London W1F 8QR
Why should you care?
Corazón taqueria is serving up authentic tacos in Soho. Expect to be mesmerised by watching all their homemade tortillas being freshly made in front of you with an in-house tortilla machine. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 28



Sumosan Twiga

In a nutshell: Italian and Japanese dining in Belgravia
Where is it? 165 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QB
Why should you care?
The Italian and Japanese restaurant Sumosan is moving to its new digs in Belgravia- with different chefs taking on the two cuisines. Expect Japanese whiskies and sake and Italian wines too.

Find out more.



Emilia's Crafted Pasta

In a nutshell: Pasta bar in St Katharine Docks
Where is it? Unit C3 Ivory House, St Katharine Docks, London, E1W 1AT
Why should you care?
This freshly made pasta bar seats only 35 but is aiming to be "best pasta restaurant outside of Italy". Expect daily made pasta and lots of homemade béchamel and their Parmesan balls too.

Find out more.



Parabola at the Design Museum

In a nutshell: Prescott and Conran in the big new museum
Where is it? 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG
Why should you care?
As the Design Museum takes over the space once held by the Commonwealth Institute, they're also getting a big new restaurant from the people behind Albion. And it has some great views too.

Find out more.



The Holy Birds

In a nutshell: Poultry in the City
Where is it? 94 Middlesex Street, London E1 7EZ
Why should you care?
The people behind The Hoxton Pony are opening a poultry-stacked restaurant serving free-range birds from chicken, duck and grouse to wood pigeon, quail and pheasant. Plus cocktails from the founders' father, the legendary Salvatore Calabrese.

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Temple and Sons

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton's City grill
Where is it? Tower 42, International Financial Centre, 22 Old Broad Street London EC2N 1HQ
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the very busy Jason Atherton and it's a very British affair. Expect a big focus on grilled meat and fish as well as an all-day deli.

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The Kitty Hawk

In a nutshell: Department store of dining
Where is it? 11 South Place, EC2M 7EB
Why should you care?
This developement is all about fitting in all the fining needs you have under one roof. So there's a place to work as well as a coffee bar which becomes and evening wine bar.

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Aquavit London

In a nutshell: High end Nordic via New York
Where is it? St James's Market
Why should you care?
Aquavit found fame as a Nordic restaurant opening in the heart of New York and has been a huge success there since 1987 (earning two Michelin stars). Now they're opening in the new St James's Market development.

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Hip Chips

In a nutshell: Crisps and dipsin Soho
Where is it? 49 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HL
Why should you care?
The latest place to focus on one specific thing - Hip Chips will just be selling freshly made crisps on a conveyor belt paired with special dips.

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Barrafina Dean Street

In a nutshell: The first Barrafina becomes the latest
Where is it? 26-27 Dean Street, London W1D 4SL
Why should you care?
This sees the original Barrafina move from its Frith Street home to its new spot on Dean Street, taking over much of what used to be the Quo Vadis restaurant. Expect the usual top Spanish food and the favourite dishes from Frith St.

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Sakagura

In a nutshell: Japanese in Mayfair
Where is it? 8 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BU
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant from the people behind Shiori and Japan Centre, with a Southern Japanese menu and they're primarily serving ‘Washoku’ which uses rice, miso and fish in each meal. Plus there's a sake bar.

Find out more.



Perilla

In a nutshell: Perilla goes permanent
Where is it? 1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16
Why should you care?
They previously popped up at Platform 1 in East Dulwich but this sees Perilla taking their seasonal menus to Newington Green (near Islington).

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Grind Clerkenwell

In a nutshell: All day dining (and coffee) in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 2-4 Old Street, London EC1V 9AA
Why should you care?
They've had cafes in various London spots but this is Grind's first all-day restaurant with late-night drinks and dancing on the menu too. 

Find out more.



Quilombero

In a nutshell: Italian and Argentine food at East India Docks
Where is it? Republic, Ground Floor, 2 Clove Crescent, London, E14 2BE
Why should you care?
Quilombero is the brainchild of two ex-Rita's alumni, Missy Flynn, one of Rita's founders and chef Gabriel Pryce. It's influenced by Italian migration to Argentina - this is all about the meeting between those two cuisines. 

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Temper

In a nutshell: Neil Rankin goes it alone
Where is it?
23 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0QA
Why should you care?
Following up Smokehouse and Bad Egg, this sees Neil Rankin going it alone for the first time. Expect LOTS of meat at this place. 

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Lobos Meat and Tapas

In a nutshell: Iberian meat in Soho
Where is it? 48 Frith Street, London W1D 4SF
Why should you care?
Following a very successful first restaurant in Borough, this sees Lobos setting up in Soho too. Expect a big focus on all types of Iberian meat as well as classic tapas. 

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James Cochran EC3

In a nutshell: BYOC chef goes east
Where is it? 19 Bevis Marks, EC3A 7JA
Why should you care?
James Cochran is a former Ledbury chef who's popped up all over town of late, most recently at a spot in BYOC in Soho. This sees him opening his own spot near Aldgate.

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Bar Douro

In a nutshell: Portuguese food in south London
Where is it? Arch 35B, Union Street, Flat Iron Square, London, SE1 1TD
Why should you care?
This is a Portuguese restaurant at the new Flat Iron development near Elephant and Castle. Expect lots of  Portuguese small plates.

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The Flour Station

In a nutshell: Permanant spot for the market traders
Where is it? 91 Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1
Why should you care?
The Flour Station have popped up at markets across town but this is the first time they're getting a permanent spot. Expect an all-day cafe and they'll also have salads from ChrisKitch.

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Anzu

In a nutshell: Tonkotsu goes upmarket
Where is it? St James's Market
Why should you care?
This is the next venture from the people behind Tonkotsu. Expect a more upmarket offering and a big focus around the daily teishoku set lunch. And king crab gyoza too.

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Panzo

In a nutshell: Pizza in Exmouth Market
Where is it?
50 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Why should you care?
Panzo is offering a lighter take on Neapolitan pizza and expect a big focus on the panuozzo sandwich too.

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London Shell Company

In a nutshell: Riverboat seafood restaurant
Where is it? Prince Regent canal boat at Sheldon Square, London W2 6EP
Why should you care?
Former pop-up, London Shell Company is launching a floating restaurant on the Regent’s Canal at Paddington with dinner either moored up or on the move. The menu focuses on seasonal seafood.

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Smokestak

In a nutshell: Brisket in Shoreditch
Where is it? 11 Sclater St, Shoreditch, London E1 6HZ
Why should you care?
Smokestak have been staples of Street Feast markets for a while with some of the best brisket in towm. Now they're opening a permanent spot in Shoreditch with a lot of smoking going on.

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Mamie's Creperie

In a nutshell: Crepes and cider in Covent Garden
Where is it? 19 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
Why should you care?
This is a three storey affair, with crepes and galettes (which will be gluten free) the order of the day. Expect both to come with a number of fillings - and they'll be available to take away too. And in the basement is a bar dedicated to all things cider.

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Opened in October 2016 

MEATliquor Croydon

In a nutshell: Burger and more for Croydon
Where is it? Croydon Boxpark
Why should you care?
The latest MEATliquor sees them heading south and launching in the new container village that is Boxpark Croydon.

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StreetXo

In a nutshell: Three Michelin starred Spanish chef comes to London
Where is it? 15 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
Why should you care?
This is the first London restaurant from David Muñoz, chef and creator of Madrid’s three Michelin starred DiverXo. He's bringing over his street-food inspired restaurant from Madrid and plans to oversee it at least twice a week.

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Caravan Bankside

In a nutshell: Caravan south of the river
Where is it? The Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, Bankside, London SE1 0HS
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the Caravan folk, coming to Bankside with a huge new place. Expect an all-day restaurant with a big focus on weekend brunch and a roastery too.

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Jinjuu Mayfair

In a nutshell: Judy Joo's second Korean restaurant
Where is it? 39-40 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JQ
Why should you care?
This is the second Korean restaurant from Judy Joo, following the original in Soho. Expect a similar menu here, in slightly swankier surroundings.

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Flavour Garden

In a nutshell: Casual organic food in the City
Where is it? New London Street, Off 70 Mark Lane, EC3R 7NQ
Why should you care?
This organic eatery in the City promises ethicly sourced food all ordered via electronic screens and even a self-service wine dispenser.

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Dum Biryani House

In a nutshell: All about the Biryani in Soho
Where is it? 187 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZB
Why should you care?
This is the latest single-dish restaurant to hit Soho. This time the main focus is on cooking up Biryani dishes.

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Island Poke

In a nutshell: Poke in Soho
Where is it? 8 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5PQ
Why should you care?
Seafood dish Poke continues to be a big thing and Island Poke, coming from the people behind the Hawaiian Fish Company, have considerable experience already. Expect lots of takeaway poke here.

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Veneta

In a nutshell: Salt Yard does Venice
Where is it? St James's Market, London SW1Y 4SB
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the Salt Yard Group who are setting up shop in the new St James's Market with an all-day Venetian restaurant.

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Vineet Bhatia London

In a nutshell: Rasoi reinvented
Where is it? 10 Lincoln Street, Chelsea, SW3 2TS
Why should you care?
The man behind Rasoi has returned to the same spot in London and completely reinvented it. Now it's all about a single tasting menu following his evolution as a chef.

Find out more.



Yuu Kitchen

In a nutshell: Pan-Asian in Aldgate
Where is it? 29 Commercial Street, London E1 6NE
Why should you care?
This comes from the same people behind Icebar and features a pan asian casual menu with a very Manga look to the design.

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Ivy Cafe St John's Wood

In a nutshell: Ivy Cafe goes north
Where is it? 120 St. John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SG
Why should you care?
The latest of the Ivy Cafes to come to London. This one has the usual menu and Parisian style seating out at the front.

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The Grill at McQueen

In a nutshell: Steak and more in Shoreditch
Where is it? 55-61 Tabernacle Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 4AA
Why should you care?
This is the latest venture from McQueen in Shoreditch, which sees ex-Hawksmoor chef Richard Sandiford in charge of a menu with an awful lot of meat on it, as well as lots of locally sourced ingredients. 

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Pizzastorm

In a nutshell: Fast pizzas in Wandsworth
Where is it? SouthSide Centre, Wandsworth, London SW18 4TF
Why should you care?
11” pizzas in a 900-degree oven gets you dinner in 3 minutes flat, according to PizzaStorm. They also have more than 50 toppings, sauces and spices on offer for you to create your perfect pizza, all unlimited and included in the price of your pizza.

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Bodean's Muswell Hill

In a nutshell: BBQ goes north
Where is it? 348 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 1DJ
Why should you care?
Bodean's are on a bit of an expansion push at the moment. This is the latest from the growing BBQ chain. Expect ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends and more. (50% off with our launch offer until Oct 14)

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Spinach

In a nutshell: Vegetables in East Dulwich
Where is it? 161 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, SE22 8HX
Why should you care?
Spinach are promising to have vegetables at the heart of the menu (but with meat in there too), with an ever-changing seasonal menu, sourving everything as local as possible.

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The Laughing Heart

In a nutshell: Late night wine bar on Hackney Road
Where is it? 277 Hackney Road, London E2 8NA
Why should you care?
The Laughing Heart is a new late night wine bar, dining room and offy. But it's the folk behind it you need to take note of. It's a pretty impressive team then and has a kitchen will be open till 1am and the bar/off licence until 2am.

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Counter Kitchen

In a nutshell: "Mindfulness eatery" in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 63 Goswell Road, Old Street, EC1 7EN
Why should you care?
This Clerkenwell spot is all about healthy Asian-inspired breakfast and lunches to city workers. Billing itself as a ‘mindfulness eatery’, Counter Kitchen’s menu focuses on raw, nutritious ingredients, and will be open for breakfast and lunch.

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Burdock

In a nutshell: City bar from the people behind the Botanist
Where is it? The Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, 22-25 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1DX
Why should you care?
This new City bar comes from The ETM group - best known for The Botanist and The Gun. This place has design from Russell Sage Studios, overhanging tank beers with rotating guest craft ales and will seat up to 100, for all-day dining and drinking.

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Fucina

In a nutshell: Marylebone Italian
Where is it? 26 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5QY
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Kurt Zdesar (who;s also bejhind Chotto Matte). Expect an Italian restaurant with a modern twist which makes use of a big firepit. And there's a separate food shop too.

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Pisqu

In a nutshell: Peruvian in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 23 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HZ
Why should you care?
A Peruvian restaurant in Fitzrovia - very much in vogue - Pisqu also has Japanese, Spanish and Chinese influences and served dishes with many ingredients natural to the Amazon.

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Little Smoke

In a nutshell: BBQ in the City
Where is it? City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW
Why should you care?
The people behind Smokehouse take it to the City (taking over the space from Bad Egg). Expect it to be a bit like the specials board of the original Smokehouse.

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Margot

In a nutshell: Paulo De Tarso's latest
Where is it? 45 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA
Why should you care?
Paulo De Tarso is best known as the Maitre d’ looking after Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental now he's opening his own place, teaming up with Nicolas Jaouën, who's currently general manager of Mayfair’s La Petite Maison for this rustic Italian restaurant.

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Popolo

In a nutshell: Italian in Shoreditch
Where is it? 26 Rivington St, London EC2A 3DU
Why should you care?
This new Italian restaurant is from chef Jonathan Lawson, who has worked with Theo Randall for five years and is now opening his own place, with cuisine described as Italian with a touch of Moorish and Spanish.

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Kiln

In a nutshell: Smoking Goat in Soho
Where is it? 58 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TL
Why should you care?
This new restaurant from the founder of the Smoking Goat, still focusing on Thai food but going for simplicity. Expect a short grill menu and a daily noodle dish and a regularly changing wine list by Zeren Wilson.

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Pear Tree Cafe

In a nutshell: Battersea cafe
Where is it? East side of Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ 
Why should you care?
Pear Tree Café is a daytime cafe with a pretty impressive pedigree - it's set up by former Sous Chefs at Petersham Nurseries and Spring Restaurant respectively.

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Opened in September 2016 

Dominique Ansel Bakery London

In a nutshell: Cronuts in Victoria
Where is it?
17-21 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RP
Why should you care?
The original New York bakery is best known as the birthplace of the cronut (and the huge lines around the block for them). Expect the cronuts and lots more in this Victoria bakery.

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Roma

In a nutshell: Italian in the City
Where is it?
14 New London Street, London, EC3R 7NA
Why should you care?
This Italian restaurant in the City sits on the site where an actual Roman fort used to be - and has a wine list with a Roman Empire theme. They're also reviving the Roman speciality of cooking with hay.

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Elystan Street

In a nutshell: Phil Howard back in the kitchen
Where is it? 43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT.
Why should you care?
Phil Howard brought in two Michelin Stars to The Square before he moved on. This is his next restaurant where he'll be in the kitchen.

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Where The Pancakes Are

In a nutshell: Pancakes in Southwark
Where is it? Flat Iron, Square 68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD
Why should you care?
Another street food trader gone permanent, this sees pancakes and more coming to the new Flat Iron development in Southwark. All manner of sweet and savoury batter treats are on offer from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis.

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Fancy Funkin Chicken

In a nutshell: Chicken and cocktails in Brixton
Where is it? 441 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LN
Why should you care?
This chicken and cocktails spot comes from one of the founders of Pix Pinxtos. Expect a mix of burgers, wings and their signature cocktails.

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Chick n Sours Seven Dials

In a nutshell: Chicken and sour cocktails goes central
Where is it? 1 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL
Why should you care?
Chick n Sours is opening its second venue right in the heart of London at Seven Dials. Expect all the favourites from the original - plenty of fried chicken and the amazing aubergine dish too.

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MNKY HSE

In a nutshell: Latin American on Dover Street
Where is it? 24 Pembridge Road, London WC11 3HL
Why should you care?
This Latin American restaurant is taking the spot from the Dover Street Wine Bar. Expect a modern take on Latin American food and drink.

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Farmopolis

In a nutshell: Veggie friendly menu on the river
Where is it? The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0FL
Why should you care?
Previously popping up, Farmopolis is becoming a permanent fixture of the South Peninsula Jetty. Expect a vegetarian menu by the river.

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Boma Bridge

In a nutshell: Boma Mark 3
Where is it? Putney High St, London SW15 1SL
Why should you care?
If you're not familiar with Boma, they describe it as "a neighbourhood brasserie and bar cooking seasonal, world food". This is their third outing in South London.

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Butchie's

In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Camden Market
Where is it? Butchies Hatch, Unit 314 Stables Market, Camden, NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
Butchies specialise in pressure fried chicken sandwiches, settin gup a permanent shack at Camden Market.

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Jikoni

In a nutshell: Ravinder Bhogal in Marylebone
Where is it? 19-21 Blandford Street Marylebone W1U 3DG
Why should you care?
Ravinder Bhogal is probably best known for her articles, books and TV appearances - as well as a series of successful residencies. And now she's getting ready to open up her own restaurant. The restaurant will take its influences from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

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Cabotte

In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset does Burgundy
Where is it?
48 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7AY
Why should you care?
Cabotte is the latest restaurant from Rousset, who has had great success with Blandford Comptoir. Here, expect a manu that pairs well with a solely Burgundy wine list.

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Macellaio RC Southwark

In a nutshell: Italian steak in Southwark
Where is it?
Union Yard Arches, 100 Union St, London SE1 0NL
Why should you care?
This is the third Macellaio RC, which are Italian steakhouses. Expect an in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery at this venue - as well as lots of steak. 

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Lucky Chip at the London Assembly

In a nutshell: Burgers and music
Where is it? 49 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN
Why should you care?
The Camden Assembly is a big new music venue in Camden - but that;s not all. It's also home to the latest Lucky Chip. Expect all your fave burgers here.

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Patty & Bun Goodge Street

In a nutshell: Burgers in Goodge Street
Where is it?
55 Goodge St, London W1T 1TQ 
Why should you care?
The latest Patty & Bun is coming to Fitzrovia, landing at Goodge Street with its signature Ari Gold burger plus cheese balls, shakes and more. 

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MEATliquor East Dulwich

In a nutshell: More burgers for south London.
Where is it?
37 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8EW
Why should you care?
It's the latest expansion for the growing burgers and cocktail chain.

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Fumo

In a nutshell: Chichetti and small plates in Soho
Where is it? 37 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ER
Why should you care?
There have been Fumos in Birmingham and Manchester already - but this is the first for London. Expect Italian small plates and cicchetti with Aldo Zill's input on the menu too.

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Bird Westfield

In a nutshell: Fried chicken for shoppers
Where is it? Westfield Stratford
Why should you care?
This sees the fried chicken specialists take on a space in one of the Westfield food halls. Expect plenty of fried chicken and their doughnuts too.

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Dirty Bones Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Dirty food Mark III
Where is it? 1 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX
Why should you care?
This is the latest outpost for Dirty Bones, which serves all manner of dirty food including ribs, burgers and fried chicken. And a burger covered in mac n cheese too.

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Burgerfi

In a nutshell: US burger chain lands in Wembley
Where is it? Unit 17 Wembley Central Square, High Road, Middlesex, HA9 7AJ
Why should you care?
This is a popular US burger chain with sights set on opening all over the UK, and they've enlisted a sustainability expert to ensure they're covering those bases. Expect wagyu beef, truffles and more in the burgers.

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VQ Notting Hill

In a nutshell: Not quite 24 hours in Notting Hill
Where is it? 24 Pembridge Road, London WC11 3HL
Why should you care?
The first two VQs are best known for being 24 hour operations, and while the latest in Notting Hill isn't a round-the-clock operation, it will be a late night breakfast spot.

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April's Cafe at Boutique 1

In a nutshell: Bistrotheque goes west
Where is it?
127/128 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AS
Why should you care?
This latest restaurant from the Bistrotheque folk sees them going west, opening a restaurant in the Boutique 1 shop. Expect al all-day restaurant targeted at those shoppers.

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Voodoo Ray's

In a nutshell: Pizza in Camden Market
Where is it? Unit 92/1 Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
They're already pretty popular in Dalston and Shoreditch and this new Voodoo Ray's sees them serving up their NYC style pizza by the slice (or huge pies) in Camden Market.

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Opened in August 2016 

Monmouth Kitchen

In a nutshell: Peruvian/ Med food in Covent Garden
Where is it? Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street, London WC2H 9HD
Why should you care?
This is from people behind the May Fair Kitchen and May Fair Bar - a new Peruvian (with a little touch of Mediterranean) restaurant. Monmouth Kitchen will be part of the Radisson Blu Edwardian with a menu by the group's ex-Nobu head of private dining, Amir Jati. 

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Boondocks

In a nutshell: Stax mark II in Old Street
Where is it?
205 City Road, London EC1V 1JT
Why should you care?
This is from Bea Vo, who's running a similar American diner, Stax, over in Carnaby. Their second restaurant is a bigger venue so expect them to try new things on the menu. They'll have a weekend brunch and regular crawfish boils too. 

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Ormer

In a nutshell: Mayfair hotel gets a Jersey feel.
Where is it?
7-12 Half Moon Street Mayfair London W1J 7BH
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant at Flemings Hotel which is headed up by the Michelin starred Shaun Rankin. Focusing on the chef's Jersey heritage, the restaurant will offer a modern British menu. 

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400 Rabbits

In a nutshell: Pizza in Nunhead
Where is it?
143 Evelina Road, Nunhead, SE153HB
Why should you care?
This is the second 400 Rabbits, following an opening in Crystal Palace. Expect quality sourdough pizza made with expertly sourced ingredients.

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Yosma

In a nutshell: Turkish tavern in Marylebone
Where is it? 50 Baker Street, London W1U 7BT
Why should you care?
This is a new mangal and raki bar in Marylebone from a chef who's been at Barbecoa and Ceviche. Expect a Turkish menu with cocktails by Matt Whiley which have a big focus on raki.

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Bababoom

In a nutshell: Middle eastern food in Battersea
Where is it? 30 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EE
Why should you care?
Bababoom's aim is to make Middle Eastern food more approachable. Most of the food is cooked on a Mangal Grill - and expect the menu to centre around some pretty special kebabs. 

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Little Pitt

In a nutshell: Pitt Cue returns to Soho
Where is it? 1 Newburgh St, London W1F 7RB
Why should you care?
This is the return of Pitt Cue to its old site in Carnaby for an offshoot (they're still in the City). Expect the pulled pork buns to make a return, and lots more BBQ besides.

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Carve

In a nutshell: Carvery in a pot
Where is it?
116 – 120 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH
Why should you care?
This is from the founder of Euphorium who's looking to shake up the carvery market. Expect carvery meat in a pot and more.

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Butifarra

In a nutshell: Peruvian streetfood in Soho
Where is it? 24 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DQ
Why should you care?
Butifarra specialises in Peruvian street food - so that's Peruvian sandwiches, ceviches and their shushi/ceviche hybrid Cevushi.

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Samarkand

In a nutshell: Uzbeki in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 33 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RR
Why should you care?
This new restaurant will have a modern take on Uzbek cuisine. And the lounge bar will have an extensive collection of caviar and vodka. 

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Sagardi

In a nutshell: Basque cuisine in Shoreditch
Where is it? 87-95 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
Why should you care?
Grupo Sagardi was founded 18 years ago in Barcelona, with many more following. This is the first UK restaurant of Sagardi and we're promised the best produce from Basque farms and its coast, all flown in daily from San Sebastian. 

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Blanchette East

In a nutshell: French small plates in Shoreditch
Where is it? 204 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care?
The original Blanchette was a big hit in Soho, serving up small plates of French cooking. This restaurant is similar, but with more influences from South France and North Africa too.

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The Franklin Hotel

In a nutshell: Hotel revamp with a Michelin starred chef
Where is it? 22-28 Egerton Gardens, London SW3 2DB
Why should you care?
 This revamped hotel now has a restaurant with a well known Italian chef in charge. Alfredo Russo is best known for his Turin restaurant Dolce Stil Novo - he also has a restaurant, Vivaldi, in Dubai. He will be taking classic dishes from Italy and giving them his own unique take.

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Zelman Meats Harvey Nichols

In a nutshell: Post shopping steak
Where is it? Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
Why should you care?
 This is the second Zelman Meats, following the original (from the people behind Goodman) in Soho. Expect the same good value steaks and great shortribs as the original.

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Cure and Cut

In a nutshell: Pastrami in Covent Garden
Where is it? 36 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DA
Why should you care?
 Cure and Cut specialises in home-smoked pastrami, fresh salads and generously stuffed sandwiches and the chefs will be curing, spicing and smoking their meats in house, all sourced from ethical suppliers.

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Cha Chaan Teng

In a nutshell: Hong Kong cafe in Holborn
Where is it? 36-38 Kingsway, London WC2B 6EY
Why should you care?
This Chinese restaurant is from the people behind Absurd Bird and features a menu by School of Wok's Jeremy Pang. Expect it to be based around the cha chaan teng cafes in Hong Kong. 

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Clockjack Woolwich

In a nutshell: Rotisserie chicken in Woolwich.
Where is it? 79 Powis St, Woolwich, London SE18 6JB
Why should you care?
This is the latest Clockjack and expect the same menu as Soho - rotisserie chicken, buttermilk fried chicken, wings, chicken burgers, their club sandwich, salads and more.

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Calcutta Street

In a nutshell: Bengali dining in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 29 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 1RU
Why should you care?
This sees Shrimoyee Chakraborty, best known for her Calcutta Street residencies, setting up a permanent restaurant in Fitzrovia. Expect home-style Bengali dining and a communal dining space downstairs too.

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Savure

In a nutshell: Turin pasta in Shoreditch
Where is it? 20 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JU
Why should you care?
This is a sister restaurant to a Turin pastificio and specialises in over 200 combinations of pasta and sauce to eat in or take away.

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Eneko at One Aldwych

In a nutshell: Azurmendi chef comes to London
Where is it? Aldwych
Why should you care?
This restaurant will feature a menu created by Eneko Atxa (Chef of World's 50 Best restaurant Azurmendi) who will be aiming "to create an unpretentious modern take on rustic Basque cuisine, based on quality ingredients, simplicity and culinary heritage." 

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Chicama

In a nutshell: Pachamama mark 2
Where is it? 383 King’s Road, London SW10 0LP
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Pachamama and it's mainly a seafood restaurant with absolutely no meat in sight. Expect very fresh seafood dishes in a Peruvian style and weekend brunches too.

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Opened in July 2016 

Patty & Bun Shoreditch

In a nutshell: The popular burgers expand to Shoreditch
Where is it? 36 Redchurch Street, London E2 7PD
Why should you care?
This is the latest Patty&Bun to hit London, and they remain among the capital's best burger bars. Their latest opening, on Redchurch Street, offers counter and bar seating upstairs while there's an open kitchen and bar downstairs (and some new dishes).

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Casita Andina

In a nutshell: The Andes in Soho
Where is it? 31 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LP
Why should you care?
This is the second Andina from Martin Morales, following the original in Shoreditch. Expect lots of Andes inspired cuisine as well as it all being gluten free.

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Belpassi Bros

In a nutshell: Meatballs in Tooting
Where is it? 70 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RN
Why should you care?
Belpassi Bros will sell the hand rolled meatballs that the brothers have been dishing out in Spitalfields for the past few years, served up with homemade sauces in a sandwich, on polenta or with pasta.

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O Ver

In a nutshell: Seawater pizzas in Borough
Where is it? 44-46 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN
Why should you care?
There's an Italian restaurant with a difference coming to Borough. This has a big focus on using fresh seawater in the dishes - including the pizzas. It's all about the health benefits apparently  

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Tabun Kitchen

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern street food for Soho
Where is it? 77 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8TH
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant focusing on Jerusalem street food, with the bread for wraps cooked in a classic style tabun oven.

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Berber and Q Shawarma Bar

In a nutshell: Reinventing the kebab for Exmouth market
Where is it? 46 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from popular East London middle Easter smokers Berber and Q. Expect slow cooked spit roasted lamb and more.

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Clipstone

In a nutshell: Portland's next restaurant
Where is it? 5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the people behind the very successful Portland. Expect seasonal dishes and some very special flatbread too.

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Killer Tomato

In a nutshell: Burritos in Shepherd's Bush
Where is it? 18 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8DH
Why should you care?
Killer Tomato have been London street food mainstays and this sees them going permanent in Shepherd's Bush. Expect a ranges of burritos, tacos, South American cocktails and more.

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Poppies

In a nutshell: Fish and chips in Soho
Where is it? 55-59 Old Compton Street, London W1T 1DB
Why should you care?
Best known for their Spitalfields restaurant, Poppies are making the leap into Soho. Expect a traditional fish and chips restaurant and maybe the odd jellied eel too.

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Rum Kitchen Brixton

In a nutshell: Caribbean food in Brixton
Where is it? 435 - 437 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN
Why should you care?
The third Rum Kitchen will have a mix of charcoal and wood fired ovens, a custom grill and a smoker will turn out jerk chicken, Chili Cheese Burger and Island Spiced Baby Squid.

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Squirrel

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Kensington
Where is it? 11 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3ES
Why should you care?
This latest healthy food restaurant is a big departure from the people who also run Bunga Bunga and Mr Foggs. Expect plenty of healthy food in bowls - and you'll be eating it in a treehouse too.

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Bronté

In a nutshell: Pacific Dining on the Strand
Where is it? Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ
Why should you care?
Bronte (the name is a nod to the nearby Lord Nelson, the first Duke Of Bronte) is coming with a Pacific/Antipodean style menu that's created by Andrew Lassetter and delivered by head chef Jonathan Villar. He previously worked under Peter Gordon (best known for the 15-year-old Providores).

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Bao Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Bao v2
Where is it? 31 Windmill St London W1T 2JN
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from the people behind the hugely successful Bao in Soho. Expect the usual bao buns but with many small and sharing dishes that are new to this branch.

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The Four Sisters Townhouse

In a nutshell: Cocktail bar for the City
Where is it? 5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9EH
Why should you care?
Already a popular cocktail bar in Islington, this sees the Four Sisters open a Dickensian townhouse in Bow Lane. Expect regularly changing cocktails, locally made spirits and an all-day food menu too, with artisan sandwiches for the lunch crowd.

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Rok Islington

In a nutshell: A Nordic Smokehouse on Upper Street.
Where is it?
149 Upper Street, London N1 1RA
Why should you care?
This is the second Rok, a Nordic Smokehouse, after the success of the original in Shoreditch. Expect lots of smoked meats with a hint of Nordic cuisine and cocktails by Matt Whiley. 

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Sardine

In a nutshell: Stevie Parle protege in Old Street
Where is it? 15 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB
Why should you care?
A protégé of Stevie Parle is promising to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Old Street this summer. Sardine - a name which had originally been linked to Parle's last restaurant - is opening in an annexe next to the Parasol art gallery.

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Hatchetts

In a nutshell: A classic returns 
Where is it?
5 White Horse Street, London W1J 7LQ
Why should you care?
Hatchetts was originally a very famous restaurant and bar in Piccadilly and this sees a Shepherd Market place reviving it. Expect a bar with small plates and a downstairs dining room serving seasonal British food. 

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MK by Muriel's Kitchen

In a nutshell: Grab n go by Muriel
Where is it?
95 Putney High St, SW15 1SS
Why should you care?
This is the next place from the people behind Muriel's Kitchen. Setting up in Putney, it's mainly an all-day takeaway place.

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Peyotito

In a nutshell: Mexican in Notting Hill 
Where is it?
31 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Why should you care?
This is a new Mexican restaurant from the same people behind Peyote. Expect contemporary Mexican food from a chef who's run one of Latin America's 50 Best restaurants.

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Picture Marylebone

In a nutshell: Popular Fitzrovia restaurant gets a sibling
Where is it? 19 New Cavendish St, Marylebone, London W1G 9TZ
Why should you care?
The original Picture in Fitzrovia has proven to be a big hit - and now they're opening in Marylebone. Expect similar seasonal menus and a great value tasting menu too.

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Texas Joe's

In a nutshell: Barbecue in Bermondsey
Where is it? 8-9 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU
Why should you care?
Texas Joe's have previously run pop-ups and residencies but this is their first permanent place. Expect lots of Texas style barbecue and a honky-tonk style bar too. 

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Acqua7

In a nutshell: All dar bar in Dalston 
Where is it?
7 Balls Pond Road, London N1 4AX
Why should you care?
This is a sleek new all day bar in Dalston, serving coffee by day and becoming a wine bar in the evening.

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Opened in June 2016

Mercante

In a nutshell: Italian on Piccadilly
Where is it? Sheraton Park Lane, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
Why should you care?
This is a new Italian restaurant opening within the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Expect it to feature food from Italian markets including Sicilian Arancini, Calamari Alla Romana and Cozze Fritti from Calabria.

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Meat Up

In a nutshell: BBQ in Wandsworth
Where is it? 350 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, London SW18 1SS
Why should you care?
This BBQ grill spot is promising British premium aged steaks, chargrilled lobster and shellfish on the menu, along with ribs, "killer burgers" and superfood salads. 

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Chuck Burger

In a nutshell: Hotbox do burgers
Where is it? 4 Commercial Street, London, E1 7PT
Why should you care? 
Hotbox have been serving up Chuck Burger at Hawker House and this is now their first standalone, permanent spot. Expect the same burgers, loaded fries and more. 

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Trade Union Wapping

In a nutshell: Workspace and restaurant and more from Grand Union.
Where is it? Thomas More Square, London E1
Why should you care?
The latest Grand Union is part workspace, part restaurant, part cocktail bar - as well as featuring a coffee shop by Vagabond AND a barber.

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Foley's

In a nutshell: Ex Palomar chef in Fitzrovia
Where is it? Fitzrovia - location TBC
Why should you care?
Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia is headed up by Head Chef Mitz Vora - who's been Sous Chef at the ever-hot The Palomar. He's the sole creator of the menu at Foleys, which is "experimenting with food from around the world with trade route twists and influences".

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Ahi Poke

In a nutshell: Poke in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 3 Percy Street, London W1T 1DF
Why should you care?
This LA inspired poke bar features make-your-own poke bowls to eat in or take away and will have its own soft-serve ice cream machine too.

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Dip and Flip Brixton

In a nutshell: Gravy dipped burgers in Brixton
Where is it? 64-68 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PY
Why should you care?
This is the latest in the very popular burger chain which specialises in serving gravy for dipping its burgers in (as well as more meat sarnies).

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Flat Iron Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Steak and spits in Shoreditch
Where is it? 77 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BS
Why should you care?
Flat Iron originally started life as a residency in Shoreditch and now they're coming back. This time they've brought a huge spit roaster too, with lots of new specials.

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Bone Daddies Old Street

In a nutshell: Ramen for Old Street
Where is it?
The Bower, Old Street
Why should you care?
This will be the third Bone Daddies in London, and will be a combo of bar counter and 60 seats. As with the others, it will be a no reservations place. Expect lots of the usual Bone Daddies favourites.

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Switch House Restaurant at Tate Modern

In a nutshell: Gallery restaurant with a view
Where is it? Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Why should you care?
There's a big new gallery building coming to Tate Modern and that means a new restaurant and bar too. Expect the usual supporting of small local producers to be a big feature of the new menu.

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CURIO + TA TA

In a nutshell: A riceatery in Haggerston
Where is it? 258 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DG
Why should you care?
This is the first permanent Ta Ta restaurant, best known for their residencies and stint in Druid Street Market. They're joining Curio Cabal to set up CURIO + TA TA in the Haggerston coffee shop. Expect a focus on dishes to pair with rice.

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Petit Pois Bistro

In a nutshell: French bistro in Hoxton
Where is it? 258 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DG
Why should you care?
This is and all-day French bistro from the people behind bars Happiness Forgets and Original Sin, Alastair Burgess and Chris Smith. It's aiming to bring the feel of a "cosy French bistro" to Hoxton and to make it affordable too.

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Mason and Company

In a nutshell: Beer and meatballs in Hackney
Where is it? 7 Canalside, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS
Why should you care?
This is a collaboration between the founder of Five Points Brewery and street food vendors Capish. Expect lots of beers matched with plenty of Italian food - including Capish's signature subs.

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Hanger SW6

In a nutshell: Steak in Fulham
Where is it?
461 North End Road, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care?
This is a self-styled "steak and liquor bar" that will have affordable steak for a tenner on its top floor and all manner of cocktails downstairs (with an emphasis on Sipsmith gin).

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The Barbary

In a nutshell: Next from The Palomar
Where is it? 6 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DP
Why should you care? 
The hugely popular Palomar restaurant is getting a sibling. Their next restaurant is opening in Seven Dials and will feature food from the Barbary Coast of North Africa to Jerusalem.

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Strut and Cluck

In a nutshell: Turkey restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 151-153 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
Why should you care?
This restaurant originally came to life as a pop-up and now a permanent turkey-based restaurant is on the way. Sandwiches, drumsticks, pulled turkey - basically turkey every which way. 

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Pho Street

In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Greenwich
Where is it? 17 King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9JH
Why should you care?
This is a new Vietnamese restaurant for Greenwich from the same people behind Noodle Street in Docklands. Expect pho (including lobster pho), bao buns, banh mi and more.

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Yard Sale Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza in Finsbury Park
Where is it? 54 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DW
Why should you care?
They're very popular in Clapton and now the second Yard Sale Pizza is coming to Finsbury Park. Expect the same five staple pizzas they are known and loved for with regularly changing specials.

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Zia Lucia

In a nutshell: Holloway Road pizza
Where is it? 157 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX
Why should you care?
Using a huge wood-fired oven that was hand crafted in Naples, this new pizza place for Holloway promises authentic pizzas with some great sounding toppings like pecorino cheese, truffle honey, asparagus, spicy orange sauce and toasted almonds. 

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Rawligion

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 3 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AF
Why should you care?
This latest addition to the healthy food scene in London is a gluten and meat-free restaurant and has everything to take away too. Features the infamous massaged kale on the menu. Check out our reader offer.

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The Frog

In a nutshell: Adam Handling in Shoreditch
Where is it? 2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street E1 6QR
Why should you care?
Adam Handling had huge success in Westminster and has now moved on to set up his own restaurant and this, a more casual spot in Shoreditch.

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Albion Clerkenwell

In a nutshell: Restaurant, bar, shop and more in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 63 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5NP
Why should you care?
This is latest of Terence Conran's Albions to come to London. This one features a very British restaurant (complete with a pie room) as well as a cocktail bar, shop, cheese room, raw bar and more.

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Tombo, Poké & Matcha Bar

In a nutshell: Hawaiian poke and matcha in Soho
Where is it? 28 D'Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EW
Why should you care?
This is all part of a Japanese cafe being launched by Tombo, who also have a cafe in Kensington and are tea specialists. Expect lots of varieties of Hawaiian poke as well as Tombo Matcha Lattes, and Matcha brownies, cakes, sundaes and Matcha Soft Serve.

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Ostuni Highgate

In a nutshell: Puglian in Highgate
Where is it? 1 Hampstead Ln, London N6 4RS
Why should you care?
This is the second Ostuni for London - it's a restaurant that specialises in food from the Puglian region of Southern Italy.

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Kashmir - a culinary paradise

In a nutshell: Kashmiri cuisine in Putney
Where is it? 18-20 Lacy Road, London SW15 1NL
Why should you care?
This restaurant is from a husband and wife team who originally opened it in Singapore. The Putney restaurant features lots of traditional Kashmir dishes and more.

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The Bread Station

In a nutshell: Ex Michelin starred chef opens a bakery
Where is it? Arch 373, Hemsley Place, London Fields, London E8 3SB
Why should you care?
The Bread Station is billed as a Traditional Danish bakery and particularly noteworthy is that it's coming from Christoffer Hruskova. He's best known for being the Michelin-starred chef behind the late lamented North Road.

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Sutton & Sons Hackney

In a nutshell: A new chippy for Hackney
Where is it? 240 Graham Road, Hackney, London E8 1BP
Why should you care?
Sutton and Sons are a fish and chip restaurant best known for their original in Stoke Newington - with fish from their own Fishmongers. This is their third restaurant.

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Ivy Cafe Wimbledon

In a nutshell: Ivy Cafe goes south
Where is it? 75 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EQ
Why should you care?
The latest of the Ivy Cafes to come to London. This one has the usual menu and a small terrace at the back too.

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Opened in May 2016

Blandford Comptoir

In a nutshell: Workspace and more with a view.
Where is it? 1 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DA.
Why should you care?
This is a new Mediterranean restaurant from the person behind 28:50. Expect a big focus on wine here too.

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Farley Macallan

In a nutshell: Coffee, wine, food and more in Hackney.
Where is it? 177-179 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
This a new wine bar and restaurant run by Luke Ramsden whose CV includes time spent at the Arts Club and Home House and it's setting out to reinvent the local. Expect wines, craft beer and food from E5 Smokehouse.

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Coppa Club

In a nutshell: Workspace and more with a view.
Where is it? 29 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1HE
Why should you care?
This is a new riverside working space - a restaurant, bar, coffee shop and a work space all under one roof and all overlooking the Thames. It's the first London opening of the Coppa Club, with more on the way.

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Chipping Forecast

In a nutshell: Fish and chips in Notting Hill
Where is it? 29 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1HE
Why should you care?
The Chipping Forecast (we do like a good restaurant pun) is opening a permanent restaurant after being a stall on Berwick Street Market. Expect very fresh fish, triple cooked chips and more.

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Swingers

In a nutshell: Crazy golf in The City
Where is it? Brown’s Buildings – between St Mary Axe and Bury Street, London EC3A 4AF
Why should you care?
This was a big hit in its Shoreditch incarnation and now it'll be back permanently in the City. Expect crazy golf, cocktails and street food all in one.

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Chriskitch

In a nutshell: Ex Dorchester chef's Hoxton cafe
Where is it? 16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW
Why should you care?
Christian Honor gave up The Dorchester to run his own Muswell Hill cafe and now he's ready to expand and is opening a new restaurant in Hoxton. The all-day restaurant will follow the current trend of cooking on an open fire grill and will have a daily changing menu.

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The French House Crystal Palace

In a nutshell: Dulwich restaurant expands
Where is it? 72 Westow Hill, London SE19 1SB
Why should you care?
Popular South London neighbourhood spot The French House East Dulwich is expanding. The brainchild of local woman Audrey Michel who's originally from Alsace, the concept is simple - think 60s/70s French restaurant/bar à vin. 

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Ruby Violet

In a nutshell: Ice cream in King's Cross
Where is it? 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ
Why should you care?
This is the second ice cream parlour from the popular Ruby Violet (the original is in Tufnell Park). Expect an ice-cream cafe with regularly changing flavours with a bit of a train theme too (given the location).

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Randy's Wing Bar

In a nutshell: Buffalo wings in Hackney
Where is it? 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ
Why should you care?
They were previously a stall in the Berwick Street Market and now they're the latest street food to go permanent. Expect many flavours of wings alongside chicken burgers too.

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Restaurant Ours

In a nutshell: Tom Sellers in Kensington
Where is it? 264 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from Tom Sellers, who's behind the very popular Restaurant Story. He's joined up with Daniel Phippard for this restaurant which will have classic and contemporary influences.

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Read our Test Drive.


Legs

In a nutshell: Wine bar and restaurant in Hackney
Where is it? 120-122 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
This restaurant is from Magnus Reid, best known for the Rooftop Cafe near London Bridge. He's opening this wine bar and restaurant which features a seasonal menu and an ever changing wine list from small producers. 

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Draft House Old Street

In a nutshell: Beer and more in the Bower
Where is it? The Bower, Old Street
Why should you care?
This latest Draft House is split across two floors and they say it'll have a "utilitarian aesthetic" and is inspired by the "British brutalist architecture of the nearby Barbican." Expect all your usual Draft house favourites.

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Gotto Trattoria

In a nutshell: Mele e Pere in Hackney
Where is it? Canalside, Here East, London E20 3BS
Why should you care?
The people behind Soho's Mele e Pere are opening a new Italian trattoria in Hackney. Expect a regularly changing Italian menu, vermouth on tap and plenty of home-made goods to take away.

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Pizza Pilgrims

In a nutshell: Neapolitan pizza for Covent Garden
Where is it? 23 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BN
Why should you care?
There's more pizza for Covent Garden as the Pizza Pilgrims boys open their fourth place. Expect the usual Neapolitan pizzas to eat in or take away.

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Breakfast Club Hackney

In a nutshell: All-day breakfasts by the canal
Where is it?  Here East, Unit 3 Canalside, London E15 
Why should you care?
They're hugely successful wherever they open so expect a few more queues when the latest Breakfast Club comes to the old Olympic Park.

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Morito Hackney

In a nutshell: Moro goes east
Where is it? 195 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL
Why should you care?
This latest expansion for Moro sees them head outside of Exmouth Market with a new all-day kitchen. Expect food from Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Crete - with a focus on dishes new to London.

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Osteria 60

In a nutshell: Italian by the Baglioni in Knightsbridge.
Where is it? 60 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5BB
Why should you care?
This restaurant is opening right next door to the Baglioni hotel in Knightsbridge. Expect a menu of Italian dishes made with the best of British ingredients. 

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Farmer J

In a nutshell: Healthy food for the City
Where is it? 107 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 4AA
Why should you care?
Farmer J are a healthy food spot in the City promising "wholesome, balanced, but above all tasty, fast food". 

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Burger Shack and Bar

In a nutshell: Standalone burger shack for Young's
Where is it? 27-29 Church Road, London SW19 5DQ
Why should you care?
Youngs already have a number of Burger Shacks set up in their pubs - but this will be the first standalone site.

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Cielo Blanco

In a nutshell: Mexican in Exmouth Market
Where is it? 55-57 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL
Why should you care?
This Mexican restaurant first opened in Leeds back in 2013 and this will be their first London site. Inspired by the barbacoa markets of Oaxaca you'll find speciality sharing boards on offer alongside and feast menus.  

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Searcy's (relaunch)

In a nutshell: Meatballs and Champagne
Where is it? One New Change, Cheapside, London EC4M 9AF
Why should you care?
In the first of a planned roll-out, Searcy's Champagne Bar is revamping into a meatballs and Champagne bar. Expect meatballs with pasta or ciabatta and more besides.

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Burgerac's Burgershack

In a nutshell: Burgershack v2 in Fitzrovia
Where is it? The Social at 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD
Why should you care?
Top burger blogger Burgerac turned his obsession into reality by opening the first Burgershack and now he's bringing the follow-up to Fitzrovia.

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Opened in April 2016

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant and Salon de Rhum

In a nutshell: Caribbean in Notting Hill
Where is it? 157-159 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11
Why should you care?
The latest Cottons (they're in Shoreditch and Camden) will bring Caribbean food to Notting Hill. It'll be a similar style to the others, with LOTS of rum behind the bar - over 300 types available and steel drum music in the evenings too.

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Humble Grape

In a nutshell: Wine bar on Fleet Steet
Where is it? St. Bride's Passage, London EC4Y 8EJ.
Why should you care?
This latest wine bar is tucked away in the vaults of St Bride's church. Expect LOTS of wine to suit all tastes and small plates to match.

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Enoteca de Luca

In a nutshell: Italian food in Old Street
Where is it? The Bower, 207C Old Street, London EC1V 9NR
Why should you care?
This is the fourth Enoteca and Max Sali is in charge of front of house. He comes here via Locanda Locatelli and In the kitchen is Head Chef Claudio Illuminati, who hails from Tom Aikens and Zafferano. He's promising a menu featuring fish Carbonara with grated egg and ginger and an orange infused rabbit ragu. 

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Talli Joe

In a nutshell: Indian dive bar on Shaftesbury Avenue
Where is it? 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL
Why should you care?
This is aiming for an Indian dive bar feel - which means plenty of Indian dishes (aka "half plates") and lots of Indian inspired cocktails too. 

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No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

In a nutshell: Chiswick pub from the people behind 11 Pimlico Road
Where is it? 97-199 Chiswick High Street, London W4 2DR
Why should you care?
This Chiswick bar and restaurant will have plenty of space for alfresco dining come the summer as they've opened up a courtyard space at the back. On the food front expect "Antipodean-influenced food" - paired with a cocktail menu featuring house made syrups and sherbets.

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Farmacy

In a nutshell: Plant led menu in Westbourne Grove
Where is it? 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2
Why should you care?
An all-day restaurant with healthy food as its main drive (very much roots-to-stem dining), Farmacy is planned as the first of many with more "grab and go" outlets coming later.

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Smokey Tails

In a nutshell: Permanent residence for DJ Seth Troxler's BBQ
Where is it? Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Why should you care?
This is the permanent residency of DJ and BBQ obsessive Seth Troxler. Expect lots of BBQ from lunch onwards (and brunch at the weekends - we like the sound of the house selection of French Toast & corn meal pancake) and they'll be serving a snack menu in the bar area of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.

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The Stable

In a nutshell: Cider and pizza in Whitechapel
Where is it? 16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW
Why should you care?
The Stable has branches all over the UK but this is their first in London. All their restaurants feature locally inspired pizzas paired with a LOT of cider.

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Mister Lasagna

In a nutshell: All things lasagna in Soho
Where is it?
53 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 7PG
Why should you care?
This restaurant is another which focuses on just one thing - and in this case it's lasagna, with 21 types of lasagna on offer. All to eat-in or takeaway.

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Munich Cricket Club

In a nutshell: German food and beer in Victoria
Where is it?
61-71 Victoria Street, London
Why should you care?
This is a modern German bierkeller  - which, yes, means beer cellar - and as such you can expect plenty of German beer and food. So expect lots of schnitzel, sausages and more.

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Trufflesecco

In a nutshell: Truffles and Prosecco in Camden
Where is it?
11 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
Why should you care?
This is a a Prosecco and truffles bar. Dishes on the menu include ??crostino? with truffle sauce and gnocco fritto with ?mozzarella? and ??mortadella? and plenty of truffled goodies to take away too.

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Mark's at Fenwick's

In a nutshell: Hix moves department store
Where is it?
Fenwick, 63 New Bond St, London W1A 1RQ
Why should you care?
Having closed at Selfridges, Mark Hix's Mark’s at Fenwick of Bond Street takes over the old Bond and Brook restaurant on the department store's second floor. Expect an all-day restaurant in the usual Mark Hix style.

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Banh Banh

In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Peckham 
Where is it?
46 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR
Why should you care?
Banh Banh were previously in residence at the Bussey Building and this is their permanent location. A family run, they'll use recipes inspired by their grandmother who put together her own cookbook from her time as a chef in Saigon in the 40s.

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Walter and Monty

In a nutshell: Charcoal meatfest in The City
Where is it? 6 Bury Court, London EC3A 8EP
Why should you care?
This is the latest pop-up and residency to find permanent digs - offering up all manner of meat and fish cooked over charcoal with Eastern flavours. Expect your own beer on tap at your table too.

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Bodean's Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Barbecue mini-chain comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 25 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JS
Why should you care?
Bodean's are opening their seventh place, in Covent Garden. They'll be taking over the space previously occupied by Russell Norman's Mishkin's serving up their up the usual BBQ fare.

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Todide

In a nutshell: Italian in Putney
Where is it? 4 Chelverton Road, London SW15 1RH
Why should you care?
Totide London is a partnership between three Italians - Marco, Mattia and Christian (who also has a restaurant back in Italy. Everything comes from the Emilia Romagna area of Italy with a lot of produce being flown in every week.

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Som Saa

In a nutshell: Highly anticipated Thai restaurant.
Where is it? 43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Why should you care?
Headed by Andy Oliver, an ex-Nahm Chef and Tom George, a manager at Goodman Mayfair, Som Saa will aim to serve "great Thai food which uses a combination of quality British and Asian produce". Their temporary restaurant at Climpsons Arch was a big hit and this should be one of the biggest openings of 2016.

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Roba

In a nutshell: Robata grill in Paddington.
Where is it? 34 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QW
Why should you care?
This Paddington restaurant gets its name from the Robata grill which will be doing much of the work in the kitchen. Roba's chef, Andrea Secchi has plenty of Michelin experience, having worked with Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

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Santa Maria Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza in Chelsea
Where is it? 92-94 Waterford Road, London SW6 2HA
Why should you care?
One of London's most highly rated pizzerias is opening in Chelsea. Nestling between between the King’s Road, Fulham Road, and Stamford Bridge the new restaurant will have room for 60 and will serve up the same pizzas and daily specials as the original.  

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Four Winters

In a nutshell: Nitro ice cream for west London
Where is it? 103 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RH
Why should you care?
Four Winters is a liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour with its roots in Jordan. They're bringing their high tech take on ice-cream to Gloucester Road. 

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Counter Culture

In a nutshell: A new bar by The Dairy
Where is it? 15 The Pavement, London, Clapham SW4 0HY
Why should you care?
This is next door to the Dairy, and taking the space formerly held by The Deli in an entirely new direction. Billed as "The Dairy's evil little brother", Counter Culture sees them aiming for the vibe of a San Sebastián pintxos bar - but with the Dairy's signature style.

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Read our Test Drive of Counter Culture



Cafe Monico

In a nutshell: Soho House and Rowley Leigh
Where is it? 39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LA
Why should you care? This is the next restaurant from the Soho House group and they've enlisted Rowley Leigh for the menu (so expect parmesan custard with anchovy toast on the menu). It's an all-day affair serving Mediterranean food. 

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Read our Test Drive of Cafe Monico



The Harcourt

In a nutshell: Scandic food in Marylebone
Where is it? 32 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HX
Why should you care?
The Harcourt from Andrew Endean (from Hotel du Vin and Malmaison) will be a new European restaurant with more than a nod towards Nordic Cuisine. And that's a nod to its past in the guise of the Harcourt Arms.

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Opened in March 2016

Zima

In a nutshell: Russian street food in a Soho basement
Where is it? 45 Frith St, London W1D 4SD.
Why should you care?
It's being added to the basement of Jean Jacques (itself a French restaurant from Russia) with a look that aims for a Soviet-era ryumochnaya (vodka bar) with food by Russian chef Alexei Zimin.

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Black Roe Poke Bar and Grill

In a nutshell: Kurt Zdesar does fish and meat
Where is it? 4 Mill Street, Mayfair London W1S 2AX
Why should you care?
This is from Kurt Zdesar and it's taking over the space once held by Bouillabaisse. Expect a raw fish bar by the entrance of the restaurant where the special is - yes - poke. As for the grill part, that will be based around meats cooked on a Kiawe wood grill.

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Kojawan

In a nutshell: High rise Japanese pub
Where is it? 225 Edgware Road, London, W1T 1QQ
Why should you care?
This sees Bjorn Van Der Horst (Eastside Inn) and Omar Romero (Rhodes Twenty Four, Rosewood) taking over the dining room on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Metropole. Expect amodernist Japanese pub with food to match. Plus Kirin beer K-slurpys and clay barrel aged cocktails served on airline trolleys. 

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Padella

In a nutshell: Trullo comes to Borough Market
Where is it? 6 Southwark Street London SE1 1TQ
Why should you care?
Trullo is an enormously successful Islington Italian restaurant - and now they're heading south of the river for their next, the pasta bar Padella. Expect a range of Trullo classics, cocktails, Prosecco and more.

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Read our Test Drive of Padella.



Six Portland Road

In a nutshell: Ex Terroirs alumni come to Notting Hill 
Where is it?
6 Portland Rd, London W11 4LA
Why should you care?
Six Portland Road and comes from Oli Barker (who used to head up Terroirs alongside Ed Wilson), with Head Chef Pascal Wiedermann who also worked at Terroirs. It's a small 40 seater restaurant with an ever-changing menu.

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The Lighterman

In a nutshell: Huge King's Cross bar and restaurant.
Where is it?
3 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH
Why should you care?
This is a large three storey bar and restaurant from Cubitt House, taking pride of place on Granary Square, King's Cross, overlooking the canal.

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Sourced Marylebone

In a nutshell: Cafe, deli and more for Marylebone
Where is it? 68-74 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2SD
Why should you care?
If you've been to St Pancras you'll be familiar with the Sourced deli counter there - and now it's coming to Marylebone with a cafe and big wine shop too.

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Joe Public

In a nutshell: Pizza in an ex Clapham loo
Where is it? Former Public Convenience, The Pavement, Clapham Common, London, SW4 7AA
Why should you care?
This pizza joint is all about pizza by the slice, coming from 20” pizzas with regularly changing seasonal toppings and they’ll be open in the morning with butties and and coffee too. And it's all housed in an old Victorian public loo.

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Barrio Brixton

In a nutshell: South American cocktails in Brixton.
Where is it?
30 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SG
Why should you care?
Barrio Brixton will be the fourth restaurant in the chain and they'll be serving up all manner of tequilas and mezcals, to piscos and cachacas and will be open 7 days a week and until 2am at the weekends.

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Anglo

In a nutshell: Modern British from Bingham and Sat Bains chefs
Where is it? 30 Cross Street, London EC1 N8UH
Why should you care?
This is from Mark Jarvis (previously head chef at the Bingham in Richmond) and in the kitchen is Jack Cashmore (Sat Baines & In De Wulf). The menu is being billed as accessible modern British fine dining (aka bistronomy) with ever-changing menus that update weekly.

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Read our Test Drive of Anglo



Raj of Kensington

In a nutshell: Kensington Raj-inspired Indian restaurant
Where is it?
1 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH
Why should you care?
 This new Indian restaurant coming to Kensington is all inspired by British Raj India. With that inspiration in mind, they have dishes that include Ajwani Jingha (Tandoori style jumbo prawns) a dish that originated in Jaipur, and Achari Hiran, a venison dish created in Bhopal. If you live locally, they'll have takeaway too (and delivery later). 

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Theo's Simple Italian

In a nutshell: Theo Randall's next
Where is it?
Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court, 34–44 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EW
Why should you care?
 Having just revamped his main restaurant, Theo Randall is opening Theo’s Simple Italian - a new casual spot, opening at the Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court. The dishes will be familiar to anyone who's had a look at Randall's recent cookery book, My Simple Italian. 

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SHOT

In a nutshell: Healthy food in St Paul's
Where is it?
23/23A Bride Lane, St. Paul’s, London, EC4Y 8DT
Why should you care?
 This is the latest restaurant in the ongoing healthy eating food trend to hit London. Expect all food to sit within their strict healthy guidelines and they're aiming to educate on healthy eating too. 

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Tom's Kitchen HMS Belfast

In a nutshell: Boatside restaurant and bar
Where is it?
HMS Belfast, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2JH
Why should you care?
 The latest Tom's Kitchen is opening somewhere a little different - right outside HMS Belfast parked on the South Bank. The new place even includes a rooftop bar, part covered - part opened, and an inside deli too so it's a new spot to head to if you fancy a bid of a riverside view (and of a big ship). 

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Oree

In a nutshell: French boulangerie and kitchen in Fulham
Where is it?
275 – 277 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NY
Why should you care?
 Orée will have all manner of freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie to serve up - either to eat in or take away. 

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Black Rock

In a nutshell: Whistling Shop does whisky
Where is it?
9 Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS
Why should you care?
 The same people behind the Worship Street Whistling Shop are opening Black Rock, a whisky bar in Shoreditch. Expect cocktails aged on-site, LOTS of whisky and more. 

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Sosharu

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton does Japanese
Where is it? Turnmill Building, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP
Why should you care?
The next restaurant from the unstoppable Jason Atherton. This time the theme is Japanese with Teppanyaki, robatayaki, and sashimi on the menu plus "an innovative izakaya".

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Read our Test Drive of Sosharu



Duende

In a nutshell: Tapas from the chef behind Bravas Tapas
Where is it? 16 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NJ
Why should you care?
When it opened, Bravas Tapas was adorned with many plaudits, even if it wasn't in the most central of locations. But now the chef, Victor Garvey is opening this new tapas restaurant in Covent Garden.

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Porky's Chelsea

In a nutshell: BBQ in Chelsea
Where is it? 343 Fulham Road, London SW10 9TW
Why should you care?
If you've been to Porky's before, you'll have an idea of what to expect - lots of "ribs and tips", 18 hour smoked pulled pork, burgers and they'll be serving hot-dogs for the first time too. And expect a spot of beer pong.

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Cafe Royal Dessert restaurant

In a nutshell: Sarah Barber does evening desserts
Where is it? Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY
Why should you care?
Cafe Royal's patisserie chef is extending the cafe (where there's also a new menu) into the evening with a restaurant that has a main focus on multiple desserts. Expect something kind of like an Evening Tea affair (although with wine instead of tea...).

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Good Life Eatery

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Belgravia
Where is it? 20 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LB
Why should you care?
This is the third Good Life Eatery and they'll be following their usual, successful menu of energy-boosting breakfasts and lunches, snacks, shakes, juices and desserts.

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The Woodford

In a nutshell: Koffmann protege in South Woodford
Where is it? 159 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2PA
Why should you care?
The Woodford is the dream project of a former Young National Chef of the Year, 25 year old Ben Murphy - previously at Koffmann's and The Greenhouse. It's his first restaurant and he's being backed by Essex restaurateur Steve Andrews. 

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Absurd Bird

In a nutshell: Chicken in Spitalfields
Where is it? 54 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT
Why should you care?
 Absurd Bird is essentially chicken combined with American deep south cooking. And they've teamed up with Fosse Meadows Farm and bought every single one of their chickens whilst still in the egg. On the menu you'll find jalapeno cheese biscuits, Hurricane popcorn or orange honey coleslaw as well as chicken both deep fried on a waffle.

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Santo Remedio

In a nutshell: Proper Mexican restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 22 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DY
Why should you care?
This is a small two storey restaurant with a modern take on traditional Mexican from food husband and wife team Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes. Expect a menu which mixes what you know about Mexican cooking with more unfamiliar dishes.  

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Read our Test Drive of Santo Remedio



Chucs

In a nutshell: Cafe and menswear in Westbourne Grove
Where is it? 226 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Why should you care?
This is the second Chucs, following the one that opened in Dover Street (and AA Gill raved about). As well as menswear upstairs, there will be a "healthy Italian" cafe - with favourites from the Mayfair branch putting in an appearance.

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Opened in February 2016

Pitt Cue

In a nutshell: The Cue boys relocate
Where is it? 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, London EC2M
Why should you care?
The original BBQ boys, Pitt Cue Co, have outgrown their Soho spot and have relocated to much bigger premises in the City. Expect a step-up on the menu (more cuts, for example) but this means no more pulled pork, alas. This time they'll be taking bookings too. 

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Read our Test Drive of Pitt Cue



Pharmacy 2

In a nutshell: Damien Hirst's restaurant returns with Mark Hix doing the food
Where is it? Newport St, London SE11 6AJ
Why should you care?
One of the biggest restaurants of the 90s - albeit for a very short time - is returning as Damien Hirst is working to bring Pharmacy restaurant to his gallery space in his Newport Street gallery. And Mark Hix will be in charge of the menu.

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Patty & Bun Soho

In a nutshell: Burgermeisters take over the Stockpot site .
Where is it?
18 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TN
Why should you care?
This is the latest from the hugely successful P&B with new dishes on the menu that have been previewed at London Fields, including the Patty Melt. Plus they'll have a bar with a late licence too.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Patty & Bun



Bukowski Grill

In a nutshell: BBQ and much more in Soho.
Where is it?
10 D’arblay Street, London W1F 8DS
Why should you care?
This is the third Bukowski - and their biggest one yet and one with an all-day menu too. The food comes from chef/owner Robin Freeman who used to work down the road at Blacks. Expect a weekend brunch too.

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Dickie Fitz

In a nutshell: Pacific-style food in Fitzrovia.
Where is it?
48 Newman St, London W1T 1QQ
Why should you care?
The Newman Street Tavern is no more - Dickie Fitz is taking its place, from the same people behind the former Tavern and who also run the Lady Ottoline. It will continue to be an all-day affair and this time the menu will be inspired by dishes of the Pacific - as well as having a weekend brunch that's Australian inspired. 

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Gyoza Bar

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Covent Garden
Where is it?
63-66 St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2N 4JS
Why should you care?
This Covent Garden restaurant specialises in all types of Gyoza. But that's not all as you'll find bao buns and ramen on the menu too.

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The Larder

In a nutshell: All-day café from the people behind Percy & Founders
Where is it?
8 Pearson Square, London W1W 7EY
Why should you care?
This is an all-day cafe from the same people behind Percy and Founders and the Lighterman in King's Cross. Their ex-Murano Exec Chef is heading up the menu there and they'll have a shop on-site too.

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Low Slow and Juke

In a nutshell: BBQ in Victoria
Where is it?
1 Abbey Orchard St, London SW1P 2LU
Why should you care?
This barbecue joint is a combo cocktail bar and barbecue restaurant, taking over the space that used to be The Abbey Pub, a huge lower ground area on Abbey Orchard Street. Food-wise, they'll have St. Louis slab ribs, beef brisket, beef ribs and honey & BBQ glaze (all smoked in-house) and burgers too.

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Osteria

In a nutshell: Anthony Demetre in the Barbican
Where is it? Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Why should you care? 
The latest from Anthony Demetre (also behind Arbutus) is opening Osteria in the Barbican Centre and it'll focus on bistro cooking much like his other restaurants. Leading things will be Head Chef Patrick Leano, (who comes from Arbutus).

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Native

In a nutshell: Wild food in Covent Garden
Where is it? 3 Neals Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H
Why should you care?
This restaurant will be focusing on wild food - both in its meat (game and rare breeds) and in the veg with a big focus on the new trend of roots-to-stem eating.

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Polpo Harvey Nichols

In a nutshell: Post shopping Venetian
Where is it? 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
Why should you care?
The latest Polpo is landing on the fifth floor of the Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols (as well as the Leeds store) and sees them bringing the usual menu of Venetian small plates and Campari cocktails.

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Tonkotsu Notting Hill

In a nutshell: Ramen for west London
Where is it? 7 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE
Why should you care?
This is the latest Tonkotsu which will have the usual array of ramen, gyoza and more - plus a few dishes that you'll only get at this branch.

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Club Zetter

In a nutshell: Work and play at the Clerkenwell hotel
Where is it? 86-88 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5RJ
Why should you care?
Bistrot Bruno Loubet is, alas, no more. Instead the Zetter has converted its restaurant into a work space during the day and a wine bar at night.

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Oliver Maki

In a nutshell: Sushi in Soho
Where is it? 33 Dean Street, London W1D 4PP
Why should you care?
Oliver Maki currently have four restaurants in Kuwait and one in Bahrain with contemporary sushi dishes rather than ultra traditional. They've enlisted the services of Executive Head Chef Louis Kenji Huang (formerly Head Sushi Chef at Nobu Las Vegas) and their main dish is the Oliver Maki Roll described as an eight course tasting menu on one plate.

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Opened in January 2016

Galley

In a nutshell: Restaurant with a seafood twist in Islington
Where is it? 105-106 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QN
Why should you care?
This is a venture by brother and sister team Oriona Robb and Marcel Grzyb. Marcel's been Head Chef at Soho’s Randall & Aubin for a decade and, as you might expect given his background, he's put together a menu with a strong focus on seafood.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Galley



Frenchie

In a nutshell: French Cafe comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 16 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
This sees the very popular French neighbourhood restaurant Frenchie open a second venue in London with a French/British twist to many of the dishes - all with British sourced ingredients.

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Grain Store Bar and Café

In a nutshell: Healthy eating for Gatwick travellers
Where is it?
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport
Why should you care?
This sees Bruno Loubet and the Zetter bringing a new Grain Store to Gatwick, offering the same vegetable based cooking as well as some cocktails to imbibe before jetting off.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Grain Store



Hill & Szrok Public House

In a nutshell: Old Street pub for meat lovers
Where is it? 8 East Road, Old Street, London N1 6AD
Why should you care?
The people behind Hill and Szrok in Broadway market are opening a pub near Old Street. Expect it to be a beer/meat lover's paradise with butchery on-site and plenty of nose-tail eating.

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Farmstand

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Covent Garden
Where is it? 42 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ
Why should you care?
This restaurant has a big focus on healthy food - either available to eat in or take away - with much of it wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free.

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Street Kitchen

In a nutshell: Sustainable fast food in London Fields
Where is it? 381 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
Why should you care?
The latest Street Kitchen hits the same street as Patty&Bun and E5 bakehouse and is an all-day affair with a big focus on sustainable food done fast. Lots to eat in or take away..

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Honest Burgers Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Latest outlet for the burger joint
Where is it? 33 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HE
Why should you care?
This is the latest place that Honest are planting their flag, with their signature burgers and rosemary fries (and regular specials too).

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Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine

In a nutshell: Burger joint goes permanent
Where is it? 23-25 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP
Why should you care?
Lucky Chip have had some hugely popular residencies but now they're finally settling down in Dalston with a place that has a big focus on pairing their burgers with wine. But expect much more besides the burgers too.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Lucky Chip


100 Wardour Street

In a nutshell: D&D's latest incarnation
Where is it? 100 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TN
Why should you care?
100 Wardour Street will be the third restaurant to open on this site by D&D. First it was Meza, then Carom and Floridita. The ground floor will be an all-day restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar while a further restaurant space downstairs will open in the evenings and feature live music performances and guest DJs.

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Galvin Hop

In a nutshell: Galvin opens a pub
Where is it?
35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY
Why should you care?
 This sees Galvin's Cafe a Vin converted into their new Galvin pub called Hop. Expect plenty of beers, snacks and premium hot dogs too.

Find out more

Read our Test Drive of Galvin Hop



Mr Bao

In a nutshell: Bao buns for Peckham
Where is it?
293 Rye Lane, London SE15 4UA
Why should you care?
 Peckham is getting its very own bao buns specialist with plenty of the pillowy buns on the menu alongside Taiwanese cocktails and weekend brunch too.

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Ruby's Bar and Lounge

In a nutshell: Ruby's grows
Where is it? 72-76 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB
Why should you care?
Ruby's in Dalston are opening a second place next door which will have a bigger focus on wine, entertainment and rotating food residencies. And cocktails, of course.

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Ichiryu

In a nutshell: Udon from Shoryu owner
Where is it? 84 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB
Why should you care?
This is to be a sushi and udon restaurant, coming from the person who runs Japan Centre and Shoryu Ramen.

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Aulis at Fera

In a nutshell: Fera's inner sanctum
Where is it? Fera at Claridge's - Brook St, London W1K 4HR
Why should you care?
The long-awaited development kitchen at Simon Rogan's Fera is finally upon us. Like the original at L'Enclume, this is a separate experience from the main restaurant and you'll get to preview dishes too.

Find out more.



Inamo

In a nutshell: Interactive Asian cuisine
Where is it? 11-14 Hanover Place London, London WC2E 9JP
Why should you care?
As with the previous Soho restaurant, this will have the same interactive menu that lets you both order and rate the pan-Asian food right on the table itself.

Find out more.



The Detox Kitchen Deli

In a nutshell: Salads and more in Fitzrovia 
Where is it?
10 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JJ
Why should you care?
This is planned to be the flagship deli for Detox Kitchen, so lots of salads to take away, but they're also adding a new sharing menu. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? January 4



 

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