New London restaurants

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 October 2017

The Pilgrm

In a nutshell: International plates and a late night menu in Paddington.
Where is it?
Norfolk Square, Paddington, W2 1RT
Why should you care?
Drawing on local inspiration from Borough Market, and not-so-local inspiration, The Pilgrm will be catering to the Paddington crowd with menus they're billing as “journeys in themselves”, plus internationally acclaimed cocktails and a special late night menu laden with comfort food. 

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Mc and Sons

In a nutshell: Traditional Irish pub with a Traditional Thai kitchen
Where is it?
160 Union Street, London SE1 0LH
Why should you care?
Traditionally, deep fried carbs are the mainstay of Irish pub grub. Not so at Mc & Sons, who's Chiang Mai head chef will be cooking up heavily spiced traditional Thai food - perfect to accompany your Guinness. 

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Caravan City

In a nutshell: Caravan meets Bloomberg
Where is it?
Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R
Why should you care?
This is the latest Caravan to come to London. Part of Bloomberg Arcade, it's bringing new dishes and a brand new brunch menu along with it. 

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Inigo

In a nutshell: Sushi hand rolls, Aussie-style
Where is it?
Great Windmill Street, Soho, City of Westminster, London W1D
Why should you care?
If you're wondering why Inigo's hand rolls are different, picture something shaped more like a sushi burrito and you wouldn't be far off. They'll also be using Japanese-style ingredients not oft seen in a traditional sushi, like wasabi peas, macadamia nuts and broccoli.

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The Racketeer

In a nutshell: A cocktail pub and wine shop in Kings Cross
Where is it?
105 King’s Cross Road, London, WC1X 9LR
Why should you care?
This October will see the official opening of The Racketeer, a new cocktail bar / wine shop in Kings Cross. The pub, which was once The Carpenters Arms, has been given a revamp and restored to its Victorian Glory. Completely restored, the venue is now run by an experienced team who’ve spent more than 20 years honing their craft in bars across London. 

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POWDERKEG

In a nutshell: Former Opera tavern chef in Battersea
Where is it?
147 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TQ
Why should you care?
Battersea favourite Powder Keg Diplomacy is being reborn as POWDERKEG. And with the new look and name they're also getting former Opera Tavern chef Ben Mulock in the kitchen for some Spanish/Italian grill dishes. 

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Rochelle Canteen at the ICA

In a nutshell: Chefs' favourite spot gets a sibling.
Where is it?
The ICA, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH
Why should you care?
Popular east London spot Rochelle Canteen from Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold is going all central. Expect similar style food. 

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Lantana

In a nutshell: Australian-style cafe at London Bridge
Where is it?
Ground Floor West, 44-46 Southwark Street, SE1 1UN
Why should you care?
Having already launched three popular cafes throughout London, the fourth Lantana is coming to London Bridge. (50% off food until 15 October)

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Il Tetto

In a nutshell: A new Italian restaurant on the Selfridges rooftop
Where is it? Selfridges Roof Top, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care?
With a former L'Anima chef, a rigorous Italian menu and Hot Cocktail bar, Selfridges' latest rooftop restaurant has all the winning elements of a great night out on top of London. 

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Breddos

In a nutshell: Central London taco spot for Breddos
Where is it? 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5QD
Why should you care?
Double the size and with a breakfast menu and downstairs bar the new Breddos W1 is going to make a lot of people happy. (Soft launch with 50% off food until 10 Oct)

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The Coal Shed

In a nutshell: Fresh seafood, dry-aged steak and specials, from the people behind The Salt Room.
Where is it?
Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE
Why should you care?
After enjoying considerable success in its seaside home of Brighton, The Coal Shed is making its first foray to the capital where it'll be setting up shop in the new One Tower Bridge development with over 120 covers and fresh seafood delivered directly to the restaurant by boat.

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Bloomberg Arcade

In a nutshell: New restaurants for the City
Where is it?
3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R
Why should you care?
The new European headquarters for Bloomberg is bringing with it a LOT of new restaurants including a new Koya, the latest from the people behind Gymkhana, Bleecker and more...  

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Camino Shoreditch

In a nutshell: The Spanaish tapas restaurant goes east.
Where is it?
39 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2SF
Why should you care?
Pied a Terre's GM heads out on his own with this neighbourhood spot where it's all about ultra personal treatment and giving the customer what they really want. 

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Noizé

In a nutshell: French neighbourhood spot for Fitzrovia
Where is it?
39 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2SF
Why should you care?
Pied a Terre's GM heads out on his own with this neighbourhood spot where it's all about ultra personal treatment and giving the customer what they really want.

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Rambla

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

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La Fromagerie Bloomsbury

In a nutshell: Cheese, charcuterie, artisan bread, seafood and wine at this London institution's third venue.
Where is it?
 52 Lambs Conduit St, London, WC1N 3LL
Why should you care?
Head upstairs for oysters at the seafood bar, downstairs for the Tasting Room, or pick up some delicacies from the special ‘walk-in cheese room’ to take home with you at La Fromagerie Bloomsbury.

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Vinoteca City

In a nutshell: Popular Wine bar sets up in the City
Where is it?
3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R
Why should you care?
Thirsty City workers can avail of a hefty wine list at Vinoteca’s newest location, nestled between the two Bloomberg buildings. There’ll be a central bar, a mezzanine, and even the option to wine and dine alfresco, if the weather cooperates… (soft launch until 8 October)

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Yamabahçe

In a nutshell: Alan Yau does Pide
Where is it? 35 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HG
Why should you care?
Following Babaji Pide, Alan Yau is back at it again with this pide-centric (Turkish flatbread) restaurant. 

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Opened in September 2017

Torshi

In a nutshell: Trendy Middle Eastern-style small plates in Tottenham
Where is it? Five Miles London, 39b Markfield Road, London, N15 4QA
Why should you care?
In the relatively un-gentrified world of Seven Sisters, there's precious little in the way of new openings. But now, Torshi's shown up in new warehouse venue Five Miles to change that, with its Middle Eastern-style cuisine, mounds of homemade dips and a literal wall of craft beers for you to choose from.

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Taka

In a nutshell: Authentic japanese food and drink from Tokyo-trained chefs.
Where is it? 18 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QH
Why should you care?
Shepherd Market, Mayfair's charming 18th century square, has yet another good place to eat and drink thanks to  the arrival of Taka, a Tokyo-born restaurant and cocktail bar with tataki, tempura, and other traditional cuisine on offer, plus sake cocktails in the basement bar, if you can squeeze yourself in... 

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Villa Mama's

In a nutshell: Traditional Bahraini food in Chelsea.
Where is it? 25-27 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
Why should you care?
After a successful first opening in her home country, Bahraini chef Roaya is now opening the second branch of Villa Mama’s all the way over in London. Step in for a breakfast flatbread with homemade yoghurt in their terracotta-lined courtyard, try a plum cocktail on the al fresco terrace or order far too much from their Mezzeh sharing plates menu. 

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MAM

In a nutshell: Notting Hill Vietnamese
Where is it?
16 All Saints Rd, London, W11 1HH
Why should you care?
Colin Tu is branching out from his North and East London Salvation in Noodles restaurants with a new Vietnamese restaurant in Notting Hill.

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Gul and Sepoy

In a nutshell: Gunpowder guys showcase the Indian continent in Spitalfields
Where is it?
65 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Why should you care?
The team behind Gunpowder and Madame D expand with their third restaurant exploring the breadth of Indian cooking.

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Canova Hall

In a nutshell: Workspace meets cocktail bar meets Italian restaurant.
Where is it? 250 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BQ
Why should you care?
Brixton’s Canova Hall (from the people behind Martello Hall) will be open from very early in the morning until 1am, all week long, but what goes on inside will change as the hours pass, from coffee and wifi in the early hours, to Italian food, and finally gin cocktails and DJs at night. 

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Olle

In a nutshell: Traditional tabletop Korean BBQ
Where is it? 86-88 Shaftesbury Avenue, Chinatown London W1D 6NH
Why should you care?
After opening a Japanese restaurant in Soho, South Korean Charles Seo is now turning his hand to cuisine from his native land with a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant where you’ll get to cook your meat at your table.

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Butterscotch Bakery

In a nutshell: American-style bakery and tea room
Where is it?
Shepherd's Bush - address tbc
Why should you care?
Restaurateur Bea Vo is back in the bakery game with this new American-influenced bakery and tea room opening in Shepherd's Bush.

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Knead by Paul Hollywood

In a nutshell: Baked goods and coffee from GBBO’s famous judge.
Where is it? London Euston Station, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DU
Why should you care?
Paul Hollywood’s back, not just on our screens, but in our train stations with his very first bakery by the name of Knead, where you’ll be able to buy his sausage rolls and bacon butties. 

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The Watch House

In a nutshell: Coffee bar and cocktails in Chancery lane
Where is it? 92 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EP
Why should you care?
The Watch House is moving north of the river for its third elegantly designed cafe. There'll be breakfasts in the morning, lunches to go in the daytime, and post-5pm, a cocktail bar. Sounds good to us.

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Gilly's

In a nutshell: Fish and chips with an Asian twist
Where is it? 4A Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP
Why should you care? 
Owner Neil Gill (that's him above) knows a thing or two about catering for the souls of Finsbury Park, since opening Season 2010. Now he’s heading around the corner to turn his hand to Anglo-Japanese food, like tempura fish, sausage and aubergine, plus donburi and pickles. Plus, a healthy selection of rather fun-sounding cocktails, including a punch made with Irn Bru. Soft launch until 20 Sep.

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Ceremony

In a nutshell: Veggie restaurant with top cocktails
Where is it?
131 Fortess Rd, London NW5 2HR
Why should you care?
This new Tufnell Park vegetarian spot promises interesting dishes that just happen not to feature meat. And the drinks background of the owners suggests a bar offering that'll be exceptional. 

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Hoppers Marylebone

In a nutshell: Dosas and hoppers Mk 2 in a bigger space.
Where is it?
75 Wigmore Street London W1U 1QD
Why should you care?
One of Soho's most popular restaurants is getting a sibling as Hoppers comes to Marylebone. Expect this second place to be much larger than the first too.  

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Japan Centre

In a nutshell: The flagship store with a huge food court
Where is it?
35B Panton Street, London SW1Y 4EA
Why should you care?
This is planned to be the flagship store for Japan Centre and they're being inspired by the basement food halls of Japan. Expect loads of food, with plenty of space for eating it right there.

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Voodoo Ray's Peckham.

In a nutshell: NYC-style pizza, brunch and cocktails
Where is it? 285 Rye Lane, London SE15 4UR
Why should you care?
The pizzeria is opening their fourth chain south of the river, and they’re going all out - 80 covers, a brand new cocktail menu, and rather excitingly, a whole selection of breakfast pizzas. (soft launch with 50% off food until 1 October)

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Ella Canta

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

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M Bar and Grill Twickenham

In a nutshell: M Restaurants' new Twickenham venue will be opening soon, offering locals some very fine beef indeed.
Where is it?
Brewery Lane, Twickenham, London TW1 1AA
Why should you care?
Hand-fed with seaweed for over six months and straight from the Scottish highlands, the new 100% full-blood Highland Wagyu on offer from M Bar & Grill will be a first for UK menus - and taste fantastic.

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The Frog

In a nutshell: The Frog goes west to Covent Garden
Where is it? 35 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HG
Why should you care?
Adam Handling is bringing his Frog concept from Spitalfields to Covent Garden. Expect a bigger, mor traditional restaurant and some dishes unique to this location too.

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Ichi Buns

In a nutshell: Burgers, buns and ramen.
Where is it? 24 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QH
Why should you care?
The somewhat oddly named Ichi Buns is the latest restaurant from the people behind Nobu and Busaba Eathai. This one's a bid for a roll-out, featuring burgers, rolls, ramen and more on the menu. 

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Saucy Pasta

In a nutshell: Pasta with a twist
Where is it? 52 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2EH
Why should you care?
Dublin chef sets her sights on London with this Tottenham Court Road pasta bar that has a distinctly healthy range of options. 

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Cub

In a nutshell: Experimental dishes and drinks from the cocktail king
Where is it?
153 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ
Why should you care?
“We want to keep pushing boundaries,” said Mr Lyan about his new concept bar and restaurant. No problem there then - his new restaurant uses very (and we do mean *very*) creative ingredients in a special all-in-one kitchen and bar, reducing waste and keeping guests on their toes. Expect ambergris, Japanese knotweed and smoked compost carrot on the weekly changing menu.

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Waka

In a nutshell: Nikkei to go
Where is it? 39a Eastcheap, London EC3M 1DE
Why should you care?
The City gets a new lunchspot on Eastcheap as Waka brings Nikkei Peruvian/Japanese cuisine to the takeaway market. 

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Farm Girl

In a nutshell: Clean eating for the health-conscious ( + booze)
Where is it? Inside Sweaty Betty, 1st Floor, 1 Carnaby Street, London, W1 9QF
Why should you care?
After getting off to a strong start in Portobello Road, aussie health food chain Farm Girl has teamed up with stylish activewear mavens Sweaty Betty to provide the health conscious with their choice of guilt-free grub, plus a bar with fairtrade vodka and biodynamic wines. Well, It is Soho, after all. 

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Santo Remedio

In a nutshell: Traditional Mexican tacos with a tequila and mezcal bar
Where is it?
152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU
Why should you care?
After a successful Kickstarter, the much-loved Santo Remedio has returned with their new Cantina & Comedor, a two-storey bar and restaurant on Tooley Street, with a charcoal grill, a bigger kitchen and reservations available for lunch and dinner. 

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Serge et Le Phoque

In a nutshell: High end French dining
Where is it? The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PG
Why should you care?
After enjoying Michelin-starred success in Hong Kong, two of the chefs behind Serge et Le Phoque are bringing their ingredient-led French cuisine to London, including their signature scallop with anchovy and fried leek root. 

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Bateman & Co

In a nutshell: Classic British style grub in Boxpark Croydon.
Where is it? Boxpark Croydon, 99 George St, London CR0 1LD
Why should you care?
 In the midst of World War II, Jack Bateman’s Croydon-based canteen kept wartime workers fed and their spirits lifted. Now, some 70-odd years later it’s back in the form of Bateman & Co, who’ll be setting up shop in the South London Boxpark to dish out bubble and squeak, sandwiches and coffee. Soft launch until 10 Sep.

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Host Coffee

In a nutshell: Fuss-free coffee
Where is it? 31 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8NA
Why should you care?
Covent Garden gets a new coffee shop from a duo that started their business as an Old Street pop-up. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 4 September 2017



Opened in August 2017

Jacob The Angel

In a nutshell: The Barbary does a coffee house
Where is it?
16 1/2 Neal's Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DP
Why should you care?
News just in of another new place from the people behind the ever-popular The Palomar and The Barbary, siblings Layo and Zoe Paskin. They're opening a new coffee shop called Jacob the Angel in Neal's Yard.

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The Lampery

In a nutshell: British-themed dishes and cocktails
Where is it?
1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX
Why should you care?
History buffs can celebrate the days gone by with the British-themed food and drink at The Lampery, a new restaurant that draws inspiration from Samuel Pepys’ favourite foods, who was a former resident on the same street. 

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Pickled Fred

In a nutshell: Asian-inspired dishes and experimental cocktails
Where is it?
61 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JP
Why should you care?
Shoreditch’s latest trendy restaurant is the lovechild of two chefs who’ve want to experiment with their love of Asian food and “unusual cocktails.” There’ll be loads of pickled goods and flavours, and plenty on offer to those on restricted diets. Soft launch with 50% off food until 3 September.

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The Roasting Party

In a nutshell: Aussie coffee in Chelsea
Where is it?
253 Pavilion Road, London SW1X 0BP
Why should you care?
Australian coffee roasters are the latest opening on Chelsea's Pavilion Road, serving up toast with vegemite and top notch coffee.

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Coal Rooms

In a nutshell: Charcoal-grilled meat, house sauces and flatbreads in Peckham
Where is it?
11a Station Way, London, SE15 4RX
Why should you care?
What do you get when you mix a team of coffee entrepreneurs with a barbecue expert? Coal Rooms, where red eye gravy is made in a coffee-deglazed pan, and there's more than enough meat for you to pour it over…

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Flavour Bastard

In a nutshell: Multiple cuisines, multiple cultures in Soho
Where is it? 63-64 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JW
Why should you care?
Soho, get ready - Flavour Bastard (no, really) is coming and it’s got a menu full of packed with big ideas and intriguing combinations of international flavours, like white lentil and chorizo donuts, which all seems to suggest that its bite *could* match its bark.

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Joe Allen

In a nutshell: London stalwart moves
Where is it?
2 Burleigh Street, London WC2E 7PX
Why should you care?
West End haunt Joe Allen will be moving into a new home this summer just slightly down the road. The canteen has pledged to take everything with them to the new address on Burleigh Street, from the wood panelling to their film posters and the bar.

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Evans and Peel Pharmacy

In a nutshell: Immersive speakeasy cocktails
Where is it?
42 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2HD
Why should you care?
Evans & Peel are building off their Earl’s Court venue to create the Pharmacy, a new bar in Chiswick where visitors will be led through a secret entrance way into the hidden bar. There’ll be passwords, classic American grub and of course, Old Fashioneds.

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Cubé

In a nutshell: Sushi restaurant with hideaway bar
Where is it?
4 Blenheim St, London W1S 1LB
Why should you care?
Some very interesting folk have teamed up to open this Japanese restaurant which sounds like it has something rather different to offer Londoners. 

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Brick & Liquor Clapham

In a nutshell: Creative cocktails and sharing plates (MK 2) 
Where is it?
47 Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DR
Why should you care?
After getting off to a great start down in Tooting, Brick and Liquor has made the move to Clapham to open their next branch of his cocktail bar. It's larger, with seats for 100, has a decently sized menu for bar snacks, and serves brunch (including a full English with savoury pancakes) on the weekend. 

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James Cochran N1

In a nutshell: Ex Ledbury chef comes to Islington 
Where is it?
21 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS
Why should you care?
Following up from the success of James Cochran EC3, the chef is bringing his N1 incarnation to Islington's Angel Central. 

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P.F. Chang's Asian Table

In a nutshell: American Asian powerhouse P.F. Chang's comes to London.
Where is it?
10 Great Newport St, London WC2H
Why should you care?
They're pretty huge in the States and now P.F. Chang's is coming to London with their new concept. Expect an Asian brunch and drinks from the people behind Worship St Whistling Shop. 

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MEATliquor King's Cross

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

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Core by Clare Smyth

In a nutshell: Clare Smyth's first solo restaurant
Where is it? 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
Why should you care?
The former Chef Patron of Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road is opening her first solo venture and it's going to be one of London's biggest openings.

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The George and Dragon

In a nutshell: Pub food with a modern twist from a top chef
Where is it? 151 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6QF
Why should you care?
Fans of Aidan McGee, of the award-winning but now closed The Truscott Arms, have cause to celebrate - he’s about to spring back into action in a Fitzrovia pub with loads of classic pub food, and the promise of an even more refined Sunday roast…

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Opened in July 2017

The Great Chase

In a nutshell: Classic dishes and mocktails with a modern twist
Where is it?
316 St John Street, London EC1V 4NT
Why should you care?
 As much as possible is ethically sourced at this new restaurant on St John Street from a former Dean Street Townhouse chef, with an alcohol-free drinks menu that’ll delight non-drinkers.

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Ugly Dumplings

In a nutshell: Anglo-Chinese dumpling and noodle joint
Where is it?
1 Newburgh St, Carnaby, London W1F 7RB
Why should you care?
 Street traders The Ugly Dumplings are opening their first permanent site, taking over the old Little Pitt site off Carnaby Street.

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Jean Georges at the Connaught

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

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Magpie

In a nutshell: Pidgin do upmarket British/Asian-fusion dim sum and cocktails
Where is it?
10 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BX
Why should you care?
The Pidgin duo are rolling up their sleeves to get creative with the theme of dim sum in their first Zone 1 restaurant. There’ll be trays of cocktails on arrival, trolleys of dim sum at your table, and imaginative ingredients like fennel pollen, gjetost and nukazuke pickles.

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Fancy Crab

In a nutshell: Crab, crab and more crab, on ice, with hollandaise, in a salad and more
Where is it?
92 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3RD
Why should you care?
Fans of shellfish will be keen to get to this new all-day concept restaurant in Marylebone where red king crab is the order of the day, every day.  If that's not enough to lure you in, then there’ll be other seafood delicacies and two bars as well. 

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Ivy Cafe Tower Bridge

In a nutshell: The Ivy goes to the Tower
Where is it?
One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2AA
Why should you care?
It's the latest Ivy Cafe all-day restaurant to hit town. And this one comes with a riverside view. 

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Sushi Atelier

In a nutshell: Contemporary sushi spot
Where is it?
114 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PH
Why should you care?
The folk behind Chisou have opened a modern sushi bar in Fitzrovia serving up carpaccios, sushi rolls and contemporary nigiri.

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Wedge Issue Pizza

In a nutshell: The LA-style pizzas come to Shoreditch.
Where is it?
122 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6DG
Why should you care?
Already popular on Clerkenwelll road, this sees Wedge Issue Pizza land in Shoreditch. They have LA style thin crust pizzas and cater pretty well for the vegan crowd too...

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Island Poké

In a nutshell: Poke in the City
Where is it?
42 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS
Why should you care?
 This is a second restaurant for Island Poké. They've got a few new things to add to the menu for the City branch - namely Poké Nachos and Poké Tacos.

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Rola Wala

In a nutshell: Indian street food, with sourdough naan, curried meat, veg and chutneys.
Where is it?
36 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT
Why should you care?
After a long relationship with Street Feast, Rola Wala finally becomes a permanent fixture in Spitalfield, with their healthy do-it-yourself Indian grub, including Nagaland lamb, Bengali-spiced beef and plenty to please the vegan and gluten-free crowd too.

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No 29 Power Station West

In a nutshell: A new bar by the Power Station
Where is it?
Unit 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 5BP
Why should you care?
It's all go at Battersea Power Station as this neighbourhood bar with an industrial feel (echoing the station) opens its doors. 

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Temper City

In a nutshell: Neil Rankin's Temper comes to the City
Where is it?
1 Angel Ct, London EC2R 7BH
Why should you care?
Neil Rankin's solo restaurant in Soho has been a huge hit. This sees him opening a second restaurant in the City, but tehre are big changes to the menu. This time it's all about curry and there is a LOT of gin.

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Suvlaki Brick Lane

In a nutshell: Greek kebabs, sides, wines and beers in Brick Lane
Where is it? 161 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB
Why should you care?
When the sun’s out, we love food that makes us feel like we’re on our summer hols. This new Greek restaurant in Shoreditch looks just the job, complete with an open plan kitchen and robata charcoal grill for that oh-so-summery BBQ smell.

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Sushi Atelier

In a nutshell: Contemporary sushi spot
Where is it? 114 Great Portland Street W1W 6PH
Why should you care?
The folk behind Chisou have opened a modern sushi bar in Fitzrovia serving up carpaccios, sushi rolls and contemporary nigiri.

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Tombo Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Japanese-style poké, rice and matcha green tea.
Where is it? 4 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JL
Why should you care?
Select from Tombo’s classic options or build-your-own poké bowl at their newest venue in Fitzrovia, and indulge in a matcha green tea sundae.

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The Mint Gun Club

In a nutshell: Cocktails, tea and nibbles with lots of international flavours
Where is it?
4a Brooke Road, London N16 7LS
Why should you care?
There'll be tea and more in the deli, but the cocktails are the REAL draw at Stoke Newington's Mint Gun Club, the newest project from cocktail master Rich Hunt.

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The Long Arm Pub & Brewery

In a nutshell: Homebrewed craft beer and bar snacks in Shoreditch
Where is it? 20-26 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DX
Why should you care?
Pick your beer from one of the six tanks in the back, or maybe opt for some small-batch gin at the Long Arm Pub & Brewery - and maybe some Mexican sopes for good measure. 

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Macellaio RC Battersea

In a nutshell: Top quality Italian beef and lots of regional wines
Where is it?
4a Brooke Road, London N16 7LS
Why should you care?
Fans of Macellaio RC’s other branches can now head to their new Battersea base, where beef will be butchered and dry-aged aged on site. The new branch will be of particular interest to wine fans too, given the impressive collection of unique bottles of regional Italian vino on offer.

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Mother

In a nutshell: One of Denmark's most popular pizzerias is coming to town. 
Where is it?
Circus West Village, 188 Kirtling St, London SW8 5BN
Why should you care?
Italian meets Danish with the arrival of Mother to Battersea. Best known in its native Denmark, this is their first spot out of that country and they'll have a big outdoor space too.

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The Wigmore Tavern

In a nutshell: The Langham gets a new tavern with some Roux Jnr help.
Where is it?
13 Langham Place, Upper Regent Street, London W1B 1JA
Why should you care?
The Langham Hotel is getting a new next-door tavern called The Wigmore and Michel Roux Jnr is in charge of the food. 

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Parlez

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

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Minnow

In a nutshell: All-day seasonal European with a twist in Clapham 
Where is it?
21 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 OHY
Why should you care?
There's Robata-grilled whole roast poussin, caramelised watermelon with Campari sorbet and baby octopus with curry leaf paste on offer at Minnow, Clapham Common's newest all day dining hot spot - plus, breakfast cocktails.

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Ikoyi

In a nutshell: West African restaurant in St James.
Where is it?
1 St. James’s Market, London  SW1Y 4AH
Why should you care?
Previously showcased at Carousel, this is the latest restaurant to hit St James's Market. It's inspired by West African cuisine, adding a fine dining twist.

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Tuyo

In a nutshell: Mediterranean in Broadway market.
Where is it?
129A Pritchard’s Road, London E2 9AP
Why should you care?
An ex Salt Yard chef is is creating a menu of Mediterranean small plates.

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Rigo'

In a nutshell: Fine Italian/French dining in Fulham from a Michelin-starred chef
Where is it? 277 New Kings Road, London SW6 4RD.
Why should you care?
After training under Alain Ducasse and earning Michelin stars in top European restaurants, Gonzalo Luzarraga is now bringing his expert skills in high quality Italian/French food to Fulham’s New King’s Road, in a luxe new restaurant that’ll be spread across three rooms.

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Bufle

In a nutshell: Hong Kong style bubble waffles and cocktails in Soho.
Where is it? 19 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PA
Why should you care?
Bubble waffles are probably the trendiest dessert around at this moment, and Bufle is the latest spot to dish them out to Londoners. Expect matched cocktails too. 

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Sub Cult

In a nutshell: Sub sandwiches in Broadgate
Where is it?
Container 5, 2 Finsbury Ave, London, EC2M 2PF
Why should you care?
Sub Cult are bringing their deli-style sub rolls to Finsbury Avenue Square’s pop-up shipping containers for 18 months. Expect your favourite subs - including for breakfast too.

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Bang Bang Oriental

In a nutshell: A huge new Asian food hall/restaurant/community space/shopping centre.
Where is it?
399 Edgware Road, London NW9 0AS
Why should you care?
Up in Colindale, previously home to other giant Asian developments like the now-defunct Oriental City and Pacific Plaza, there’s a new contender on the scene - Bang Bang Oriental - and it’s bringing Pan-Asian food, shops and lots more to draw you up North.

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Tom Simmons, Tower Bridge

In a nutshell: Welsh heritage cuisine with French and English influences.
Where is it? 2 Still Walk, London, SE1 2LP
Why should you care?
One Tower Bridge will be the home of this new restaurant from Tom Simmons, ex-MasterChef runner-up, who'll be dishing up Welsh cuisine from breakfast to dinner. 50% off until 14 July with our reader offer.

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House of Hammerton

In a nutshell: Holloway boozer refurbed
Where is it? 99 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT
Why should you care?
Islington beer folk Hammerton Brewery have opened their own pub on the Holloway Road.

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CHIK'N

In a nutshell: Chicken sandwiches and all day breakfasts from the Chick ‘n’ Sours crew
Where is it? 134 Baker Street, London W1U 6SH
Why should you care?
Baker Street will the home to the flagship branch of CHIK’N, an ethical fried chicken restaurant that’ll be open all day, serving bacon, maple syrup and chicken tender hot cakes, fried chicken potato buns and heaps of sides (including Disco Wings and Tenders). 

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The Oystermen

In a nutshell: British oysters and seafood in Covent Garden
Where is it?
32 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8NA
Why should you care?
After a 10 month residency in South Kensington, the oyster experts have found a permanent home in Covent Garden to serve up the shellfish every which way, as well as heaps of British seafood, wine, champagne and a very attractive Happy Hour offer…

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Shikumen and VQ at the Dorsett City Hotel

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

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Urban Tea Rooms

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

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Opened in June 2017

Cantina Del 74

In a nutshell: Mexican food, tacos and margaritas in London Fields
Where is it?
Helgi’s, 177 Mare Street, London E8 3RH
Why should you care?
 After only a few months in Clapton, rising taco star Del 74 is taking on a second home in Mare Street. There are new items on the menu, like Botana de Brisket and Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, and the exciting addition of frozen margaritas… 

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Tibits Bankside

In a nutshell: Swiss vegetarian south of the river.
Where is it?
124 Southwark St, London SE1
Why should you care?
 The original Tibits in Heddon Street has many a fan. This sees the Swiss restaurant open its seconf London restaurant in Bankside. Expect many salads as well as all vegan and vegetarian food.

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Gabeto Cantina

In a nutshell: All day dining in Camden Market
Where is it? Camden Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
There’ll be wood oven, a terrace with food pop-ups and an in-house mixologist to whip up unique cocktails for visitors to Gabeto Cantina, Camden Market's newest restaurant.

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Darjeeling Express

In a nutshell: Indian sharing platters from supperclub gone permanent. 
Where is it? 2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
She's had lots of success with her pop-ups and residencies and now Asma Khan is launching a permanent Darjeeling Express restaurant in Kingly Court. 

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Nobu Hotel Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Nobu gets into the hotel business
Where is it?
10-50 Willow Street, EC2
Why should you care?
This new development from Nobu (the first Nobu hotel in Europe) will have 143 bedrooms and a massive restaurant too. Plus you'll be able to have Nobu food throughout the hotel.

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The Garden Cafe

In a nutshell: The Garden Museum's new cafe in Lambeth is serving seasonal food with simple ingredients.
Where is it?
Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB
Why should you care?
There's a new cafe coming to Lambeth attached to the freshly reopened Garden Museum, and it's got a pair of VERY interesting chefs at the helm, who'll be dishing up a daily changing menu.

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Radio Alice Pizza Clapham

In a nutshell: New sourdough for Clapham
Where is it? 67 Venn St, Clapham, London SW4 0BD
Why should you care?
Traditional sourdough pizzeria called Radio Alice is coming to Clapham, tucked away on picturesque Venn Street, just around the corner from north end of Clapham Common. 

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Coupette

In a nutshell:  Ex-Beaufort Bar head bartender heads east
Where is it? 423 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AN
Why should you care?
Top bartender Chris Moore has gathered together a stellar team to open his first bar. Coupette will have a distinctly French accent, focusing on regional liqueurs.

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Bean and Wheat

In a nutshell:  Salads, snacks, coffee and baked goods for the City crowd from Adam Handling.
Where is it? 13 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
Why should you care?
Not satisfied with adding more outposts of The Frog to London, Adam Handling is also opening his own cafe in the City. And it's all about helping his restaurants to go fully waste free. 

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Humble Grape Islington

In a nutshell: N1 gets a new wine shop and wine bar
Where is it?
11 Theberton Street, London N1 0QY
Why should you care?
The Humble Grape boutique chain of wine bars and shops expands with its third opening, this time in Islington.

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Dickie's Bar

In a nutshell: Corrigan's gets a proper cocktail bar
Where is it? 28 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7EH
Why should you care?
The people from Dead Rabbit produce some of the best cocktail bars in the world - now their mizologist is teaming up with Richard Corrigan for what will be a separate bar from his flagship restaurant. 

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Jazzgir

In a nutshell: Mediterranean-style sharing plates and cocktails with live jazz in Canary Wharf
Where is it? 15-16 Harbour Exchange Square, London E14 9GE
Why should you care?
Tuna carpaccio, fresh pappardelle and more at this all-day restaurant in Harbour Exchange Square, where you can grab a cocktail and enjoy the view, all while listening to live jazz from acts like the Canary Three. 

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Granger & Co

In a nutshell: Aussie all-day spot
Where is it? 237-239 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP
Why should you care?
Bill Granger brings his all day Aussie cafe to the Pavilion Road development in Chelsea.

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Cottons

In a nutshell: Rhum shack in Shoreditch
Where is it? 130 - 32 Curtain Road London EC2A 3AR
Why should you care?
After a successful stint in Shoreditch Boxpark, the Caribbean rum shack has found a new beach hut-themed home on Curtain Road, where there'll be a tiki-style bar, a street food menu and more rum than you can shake a stick at.

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Salt + Pickle

In a nutshell: Preserved meat, fish and a tidy drinks list highlighting independent distributors.
Where is it?
67 Westow Hill, London SE19 1TS
Why should you care?
Preservation is the name of the game at the aptly named Salt + Pickle, a new locally-owned deli and bar who'll be serving up treacle-cured salmon, homemade pastrami, and providing beers from local breweries just up the road to wash it all down.

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Stecca

In a nutshell: Fresh, simple Italian food in Chelsea
Where is it? 14 Hollywood Rd, Little Chelsea, London SW10 9HY
Why should you care?
Stefano Stecca, formerly at Toto's, is keeping it simple in his latest project by using top grade ingredients to create traditional Italian cuisine, including Crudi - a raw fish dish made with freshly caught Cornish fish. Perfect for the warmer months.

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Smoke + Salt

In a nutshell: Seasonal food in Brixton
Where is it? Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ
Why should you care?
Smoke & Salt will be bringing their fine-yet-casual dining to South Londoners when it takes up residence in Pop Brixton. 

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Merakai

In a nutshell: Regional Greek cuisine with imported wine and craft beer.
Where is it? 80-82 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QT
Why should you care?
There’ll be hilopites pasta, bottarga fish roe and graviera cheese on the menu at this new Greek restaurant on Great Titchfield Street, from the team behind Roka and Zuma.

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Nine Lives

In a nutshell: Waste-free cocktails
Where is it? 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL
Why should you care?
Waste nothing, make cocktails - that’s the ethos behind Sweet&Chilli’s latest venture, a new bar called Nine Lives based in London Bridge.

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Baba G's Bhangrah Burger

In a nutshell: Burgers, fries and sides with an Indian twist in Finsbury Avenue Square.
Where is it? Container 3, 1 Finsbury Avenue Square EC2M 2PP
Why should you care?
Bhangra Burger's lamb jalfrezi burger and chicken tikka burger comes to the city, plus the new addition of the mercilessly hot double naga burger, for diehard chilli fans.

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Sibarita

In a nutshell: Cheese, charcuterie, wine and tapas from Spain and Catalunya in a laid back setting.
Where is it? 7 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
Why should you care?
After wowing Londoners with his Catalan food at Encant and Rambla, Victor Garvey has teamed up with his dad to open another restaurant on Maiden Lane. This time, it’ll be a laid back wine and cheese bar, with tapas and plenty more to enjoy.

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Mei Ume

In a nutshell: Asian restaurant at the new Four Seasons
Where is it? 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ
Why should you care?
Chefs from Royal China, Saske No Hana and Yauatcha join forces in this Japanese/Chinese restaurant opening at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.

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Made of Dough

In a nutshell: Top Italian pizzas with sixty-hour fermented dough, cocktails and seasonal sides.
Where is it? 182 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW
Why should you care?
Legendary pizzeria Made of Dough is the latest to make the jump from temp to perm when it moves into its first proper home in Peckham. Expect all the classics, plus some new pizzas and a bar serving gelato milkshakes...

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Calcutta Street Brixton

In a nutshell: Bengali-style home cooking comes south of the river.
Where is it? 395 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ
Why should you care?
Shrimoyee Chakraborty is opening a new Calcutta Street in Brixton, with a big focus on atmosphere and small sharing plates. There’ll be some new menu additions, plus bespoke cocktails made with traditional Shorbot, and a late license until 1am every night to top it all off. 

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The Chin Chin Club

In a nutshell: Nitro ice cream and cakes in Soho
Where is it? 54 Greek Street, London W1D 3DS
Why should you care?
Chin Chin Labs have been a huge hit in Camden with their instant nitro ice-cream. This sees them head into Soho for a new cafe and expect a lot of cakes alongside the ice-cream.

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Neo Bistro

In a nutshell:  Anglo's Mark Jarvis and The Harwood Arms' Alex Harper team up.
Where is it? 11 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, W1C
Why should you care?
A chalkboard of seasonal specials like venison chorizo and roast seabass will be at the heart of this new relaxed bistro-style restaurant in Mayfair, which boasts two very experienced chefs at the helm.

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Bite Me Burger Co

In a nutshell: Bite-size burgers in all styles, from classic to creative.
Where is it? 36-38 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6EY
Why should you care?
Try the Duck Me with duck, hoisin and truffle mayo, the Lambtastic with stilton, and The BC with cream cheese aioli and bacon all in one sitting at the Bite Me Burger Co, Adam Rawson’s new mini-burger brand.

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Ivy City Garden

In a nutshell: Enjoy the Ivy’s modern British cuisine in its new City location, complete with a private garden.
Where is it? Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London EC2M 1NA
Why should you care?
The latest restaurant to come from the Ivy Collection will be based in Bishopsgate Gardens. It’ll offer all day dining, and boasts a rather charming interior - including a garden with a retractable roof in case the weather can’t makeup its mind. 

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Boxcar Butcher & Grill

In a nutshell: Ethical steaks, burgers and meat to go in Marylebone.
Where is it? 23 New Quebec Street London W1H 7SD
Why should you care?
Eat prime cuts of meat sourced from trusted suppliers that've been butchered in house at this new butcher-to-grill restaurant on Marylebone's New Quebec Street, which will also be selling meat to go, and pastries, pies and more via its deli.

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Opened in May 2017

Xu

In a nutshell: Taiwanese restaurant from the people behind Bao
Where is it? 30 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DL
Why should you care?
Bao have been one of the big success stories in London. Now the team behind it are opening their third restaurant, an upmarket Taiwanese restaurant in Soho. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? May 31, 2017



Walnut

In a nutshell: Finsbury Park all-day neighbourhood spot
Where is it? 3 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX
Why should you care?
After 25 years working for Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett, chef Emma Duggan is going solo with this restaurant on Stroud Green Road, just north of Finsbury Park station. 

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Piebury Corner King's Cross

In a nutshell: Top notch pie and mash in King's Cross.
Where is it? 3 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX
Why should you care?
Famed pie sellers Piebury Corner are opening a new pie shop and deli to serve up some of the best pies in town, alongside mash and roast potatoes and all washed down with craft beer. It's a much bigger spot than the original too. 

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Red Rooster London

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

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Senor Ceviche Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Peruvian cuisine - plus plenty of sours and other pisco cocktails
Where is it? 18 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LY
Why should you care?
A new Fitzrovia branch of Carnaby Street's Señor Ceviche will not only have all the usual favourites, but there'll be an exciting new brunch menu, and an underground pisco bar with loads of cocktails, as well as the usual Sours.

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Flat Iron Portobello

In a nutshell: Steak for a tenner up west
Where is it? 46 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
Why should you care?
The growth of Flat Irons in London continues with their latest on Golborne Road. Expect their flat iron steak for a tenner and more...

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Dinings SW3

In a nutshell: Dinings gets a Knightsbridge sibling. 
Where is it? Walton House, Lennox Gardens Mews, Walton St, London SW3 2JH
Why should you care?
The original Dinings has been around for a decade and this sees them open a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. Expect sushi, sashimi, sake and new grilled dishes too. 

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Foxlow Soho

In a nutshell: Hawksmoor spinoff comes to Soho
Where is it?
8-10 Lower James Street, W1F 9EL
Why should you care?
The people behind Hawksmoor are finally descending on Soho with their spinoff, Foxlow. Expect steak, ribs, chicken and more...

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The Vincent

In a nutshell: All day dining in Hackney Downs from the Sebright Arms team
Where is it? 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, London, E8 1FA
Why should you care?
Smoked hoisin crispy duck, healthy salads and Bunsmiths-style buns will all be on offer at The Vincent - AND there’ll be low and slow cooked ribs on Sundays.

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The Prince of Peckham

In a nutshell: Peckham’s Clayton Arms reopens as a new local-led boozer.
Where is it?
1 Clayton Road, London SE15 5JA
Why should you care?
With rum cocktails, beer and White Men Can’t Jerk to kick things off off in the kitchen, the Prince of Peckham could be a promising new start for this Peckham pub.

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GBR

In a nutshell:  All day traditional dining with a contemporary twist.
Where is it? Dukes Hotel, 35 St James's Place, St. James's, London SW1A 1NY?
Why should you care?
Tuck into classic British cuisine in Duke Hotel's new restaurant GBR, including British charcuterie and halibut with red wine and truffle crisp bar snacks. And maybe extend your visit to try one of Duke's legendary martinis at their hotel bar.

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Henrietta

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

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Pique-Nique

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

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The Clifton

In a nutshell: The Clifton in St John's Wood is saved and reopening as a new pub.
Where is it? 96 Clifton Hill, London NW8 0JT
Why should you care?
Haggis sausage rolls, Wild Grouse ketchup and roast cod with arrocina beans will be some of the dishes on offer to those who visit The Clifton, St John’s Wood’s newest pub. 

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Bar Termini Centrale

In a nutshell: Knockout cocktails, coffee and plentiful Italian cuisine
Where is it? 31 Duke Street, Marylebone London W1U 1LG
Why should you care?
The popular Bar Termini in Soho is getting a second outpost over in Marylebone on Duke Street, and this time around there’ll be more covers, more cocktails and much more all day food - as well as all the usual favourites. Expect Salsiccia e Friarielli, Panzerotti A La Noma, and Olive Bellinis...

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Tratra

In a nutshell: French chef Stéphane Reynaud opens his first UK restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 2-4 Boundary St, London E2 7DD
Why should you care?
Shoreditch’s Boundary hotel is seeing a revamp of its entire basement, taken over by Reynaud who'll be dishing up charcuterie and other meat dishes influenced by his childhood in the Ardèche region.

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Madame D's

In a nutshell:  Himalayan cooking on Commercial Street
Where is it? Second Floor, 76 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY
Why should you care?
The people behind Gunpowder are opening a second spot in Spitalfields. This one isl be dedicated to Himalayan cooking. 

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Westerns Laundry

In a nutshell: Seafood and more comes to Highbury from team behind Primeur.
Where is it?
34 Drayton Park, London N5 1PB
Why should you care?
The people behind the very successful Primeur are opening a second restaurant. British flavours and Devonshire seafood will be at the heart of this retreat just around the corner from Holloway Road.

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Lupins

In a nutshell: Traditional British goes international under Bermondsey railway arches.
Where is it? 66-68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD
Why should you care?
Keen to break the traditional British restaurant mould, Lupin will aim to serve up all the usual hearty British ingredients but with a global twist - think sumac on your lamb, roast pigeon with chipotle or spiced beef short rib.

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The Bothy

In a nutshell: All day riverside dining from London bar group Drake & Morgan.
Where is it?
16 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AX
Why should you care?
There's something for everyone at West India Quay's newest warehouse conversion, from sharing boards and superfood salads to all day brunch and Sunday roasts - and plenty of cocktails. There's room for 200 to sit outside too.

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Curveball

In a nutshell: All the ball shaped food you want in Balham
Where is it? Hildreth Street, London SW12
Why should you care?
This balls-centric restaurant in Balham will be serving up all manner of ball shaped food - and cocktails too. 

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Leicester Square Kitchen

In a nutshell: Mexican and Peruvian small plates at The Radisson Blu Edwardian’s new restaurant.
Where is it?
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, 31-36 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LH
Why should you care?
Tiger prawn tacos, Mayan-spiced chicken ensalada and Robata-grilled Pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs with lime are some of the sharing plates up for grabs at the new Leicester Square Kitchen, a new restaurant in a Leicester Square hotel.

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MEATliquor at Queens

In a nutshell: Burgers and bowling
Where is it?
Queens Skate and Bowl, 17 Queensway, London W2 4PQ
Why should you care?
The burgersm chicken and cocktails masters move west for their latest opening. And this time they'll be part of the Queens skating and boling emporium in Queensway. Exepct a HUGE bar tool.

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Yolk

In a nutshell: Takeaway baguettes and Egg Benedicts to-go from Yolk
Where is it? Unit 4, Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, London
Why should you care?
Former pop-up Yolk’s bringing takeaway lunch to the next level with very, very fine baguettes with fillings like duck and steak, while those grabbing something on their way to work can get Eggs Benedict to go. 

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The Tapas Room

In a nutshell: Specialist Basque sherries, vermouths and more with tapas-style nibbles on the side.
Where is it?
Unit 3-5 Broadway Market, 29 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RJ
Why should you care?
It’s all about the booze down at Tooting’s new The Tapas Room, courtesy of the popular Donostia Social Club, where there’ll be wines, vermouths, cavas and more, plus a menu packed with Basque-style treats, also available to take away.

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Duck and Waffle Local

In a nutshell: Duck and Waffle is reborn at ground level. 
Where is it?
52 Haymarket, St. James's Market, London SW1Y 4RP
Why should you care?
There's a new Duck and Waffle coming to town with all the favourite dishes from the original but at ground level in St James's Market. And expect things to be very speedy this time around. 

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Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay

In a nutshell: Neapolitan pizzas and gaming in Canary Wharf
Where is it? 12 Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AE
Why should you care?
The next pizza parlour from Pizza Pilgrims sees them going east to West India Quay. And there's a Pizza Playground too. 

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Coya

In a nutshell: Upmarket Peruvian food and drinks in the Bank’s new Angel Court development.
Where is it?
Ground Floor, Angel Ct, London EC2R 7BH
Why should you care?
With a bottle library locker, a Pisco Lounge and a Rum Round Table, COYA is set to draw in the thirsty City crowd, plus light and healthy South American cuisine - we’re expecting ceviche, grilled meat and sharing plates.

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Stoke House

In a nutshell: Pick and mix carvery in Victoria
Where is it? Nova, 81 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ
Why should you care?
Nova Victoria’s latest announcement is Stoke House, an upmarket carvery where meat is cooked in the wood fire smoker, there’s an in-house salad wall and you pay for your food according to weight. 

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The Ned

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

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Opened in April 2017

Trawler Trash

In a nutshell: Seafood in Islington
Where is it? 205 Upper St, London N1 1RQ
Why should you care? 
Expect a sustainable, weekly changing seafood menu. And there's a cocktail bar at the back too. 

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Dokke

In a nutshell: High-end dining in St Katharine's Dock
Where is it? St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1LA
Why should you care?
A new upmarket restaurant is opening in London's only marina, led by Neil Wager, who'll be serving up food inspired by his many years cooking on private island resorts.

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Arthur Hooper's

In a nutshell: European plates and sharing platters near the Market.
Where is it? 8 Stoney Street, London SE1 9AA
Why should you care?
Victoriana meets pan-European sharing plates this new restaurant overlooking Borough Market, with a very flash interior. 

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Dirty Bones Soho

In a nutshell: Dirty food in Soho.
Where is it? 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ
Why should you care? 
The latest from Dirty Bones sees them coming to Soho (they also have a spot in Carnaby) where you'll be able to eat all the mac & cheese pimped up burgers and more dirty food to your heart's content.

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Monty's Deli

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

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Test Kitchen

In a nutshell: Adam Simmonds goes pop-up before permanent. 
Where is it? 54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL
Why should you care? 
Adam Simmonds is getting ready for his first solo restaurant. But before that, he's embarking on an ambitious year-long test kitchen project. 

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Prawn on the Lawn

In a nutshell: Islington seafood spots grabs a bigger space 
Where is it? 292-294 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH
Why should you care? 
Prawn on the lawn has been a big hit in Islington, serving up cold seafood plates as well as being a fishmonger. This sees them move just down the road to bigger premises - and they'll be serving hot food too.

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Saucy Chip

In a nutshell: Festival chips come to Fitzrovia.
Where is it?
Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen, 33 - 34 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JN
Why should you care?
They've popped up in Summer festivals with their van and now Saucy Chip have found a home in Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen. Expect gourmet chips with special toppings.

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Zala

In a nutshell: Levantine in Camden Market
Where is it?
Camden Market, Camden Lock Place, Unit 39, London NW1 8AL
Why should you care?
This Levantine restaurant features meze, Levantine pizzas (including Beef and Lamb Matbucha, pitas and grilled meats - all baked in a traditional Taboon oven. 

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Llewelyn's

In a nutshell: Noteworthy Herne hill neighbourhood spot
Where is it?
293–295 Railton Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0JP
Why should you care?
A stellar front and back of house crew make this new Herne Hill neighbourhood restaurant worth checking out.

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The General Store at the Garage

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

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Comptoir Cafe

In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset follows up Blandford Comptoir with this Mayfair wine bar.
Where is it? 21-22 Weighhouse Street, Mayfair 
Why should you care?
Coming from the same person behind Blandford Comptoir, this pairs and all day cafe with a huge downstairs wine shop (all of which you can drink on the premises). 

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Clarette

In a nutshell: Chateau Margaux and more in Marylebone
Where is it? 44 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HS
Why should you care?
This is a new multi-level wine bar opening up in Marylebone. Expect a wide range of mainly French wines, and some sharing plates to go with them. 

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Patty & Bun Notting Hill

In a nutshell: The popular burger spot comes to Notting Hill.
Where is it? 14 Pembridge Road, London W11 3BU
Why should you care?
They've been launching burger joints across town, but this is the first time that Patty & Bun have headed out west. Expect the usual fave burgers, a bar and more.  

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Roof Deck Restaurant & Bar at Selfridges

In a nutshell: The rooftop restaurant goes Californian. 
Where is it? Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care?
The regular rooftop restaurant at Selfridges is back. This time, they'll have a Californian approach to cooking. 

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Little Jose

In a nutshell:  Jose Pizarro comes to Canary Wharf.
Where is it? Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR
Why should you care?
With Jose, Pizarro and Jose already open, the Spanish chef is opening another restaurant named after himself. Expect Spanish food with more of a takeaway focus than before.

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Scout

In a nutshell: Matt Whiley launches a Shoreditch cocktail bar
Where is it? 93 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HZ
Why should you care?
Scout aims to shift the way we think about cocktails and drinks, by championing seasonal British ingredients. The drinks list will change regularly as produce from farmers and growers comes in and out of season – adopting an approach more commonly used by chefs in top London restaurants.  

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Quartieri

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

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Machiya

In a nutshell: Homely Japanese cooking from Kanada Ya
Where is it? 5 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y 4DL
Why should you care?
Pick from little kobachi plates for breakfast, or finish cooking your panko-crusted steak over your person charcoal grill at the this new Japanese restaurant from the people behind Kanada-Ya.  

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Maple and Kings

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

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Radici by Francesco Mazzei

In a nutshell: Southern Italian cooking in Islington
Where is it? 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD
Why should you care?
A new Italian trattoria with a terrace and wine room is arriving on Almedia Street, bringing with it lots of traditional south Italian dishes, as well as more laid back meals like pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses.

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Summers

In a nutshell: Ex St John chef goes it alone in Kilburn
Where is it? Sir Colin Campbell, 264-266 Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 2BY
Why should you care?
St John Bread and Wine chef Ruairidh Summers has moved on, opening his first solo restaurant about the Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn. Expect lots of Irish cooking. 

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Dandy

In a nutshell:  Modern cooking from two Aussies in Newington Green
Where is it? 20 Newington Green, London N16 9PU
Why should you care?
Dan Wilson and Andrew Leitch are making the leap from a shipping container in London Fields to a new spot in Newington Green, taking with them their much-praised food, natural wine and of course, loads of speciality coffee.

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Stagolee's

In a nutshell:  Food, booze and hospitality from the Southern American States.
Where is it? 453 North End Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care?
Get stuck into comfort food like mac and cheese, or hot chicken, and get to grips with the new face of moonshine, plus plenty of imported beer, bourbon and Bloody Marys.

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Tamarind Kitchen

In a nutshell: Tamarind Kitchen reimagines dishes from its Michelin-starred counterpart for more a relaxed dining experience.
Where is it? 167-169 Wardour St, Soho, London, W1F 8WR
Why should you care?
Tamarind Mayfair is opening a sister restaurant on Wardrour Street, bringing with it goshts, currys and koftas galore, as well as a sharing platter with a trio of tandoor-cooked game.

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Andi's

In a nutshell:  All day dining from the New Great British Menu judge
Where is it? 176 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0JL
Why should you care?
Brunch spot by day and brasserie by night, Andi’s will offer the full spectrum of wholesome, on trend ingredients, including avocado mash in your energy bowl, making it a perfect fit for Stoke Newington’s Church St.

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Tommi's Burger Joint Soho

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

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Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen

In a nutshell: More Thai treats from the duo behind Rosa’s, with takeaway and delivery.
Where is it?
381 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
Why should you care?
The unstoppable force that seem to be the Saiphin and Alex Moore are at it again, this time launching a new brand offshoot they’ve dubbed Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen, which will be dishing out lots of the Rosa’s classics from a new base in London Fields.

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Opened in March 2017

Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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

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Isabel

In a nutshell: High-end glamour in Mayfair.
Where is it? 26b Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S
Why should you care?
The man behind Casa Cruz in Notting Hill, Juan Santa Cruz, has come into Mayfair with this small plates affair that's VERY glam.

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Blacklock City

In a nutshell: Chops in the City
Where is it? 13 Philpot Lane, London EC3M 1DE
Why should you care?
Blacklock, famed for their chops, are coming to the City for their second restaurant. Expect an extended menu with new cuts, starters, and their all-important cocktails in a 100-cover restaurant with reservations available too.

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Bun House

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

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Sparrow

In a nutshell: From Italian to Sri Lankan, Malay and beyond, and all cooked with seasonal ingredients.
Where is it? 2 Rennell Street, Lewisham, London SE13 7HD
Why should you care?
A husband-and-wife duo who met in the kitchens of St. John’s are bringing their extremely ample experience to a new restaurant in Lewisham. There'll be a changing menu, brunch and the whole thing looks like an absolute corker.

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Florentine

In a nutshell: All day dining, soundtracked by live music and DJs on the South Bank
Where is it? 6 Hercules Rd, Lambeth, SE1 7DU
Why should you care?
Ostrich eggs, flatbreads, slow-cooked Sunday roasts and more artisan produce than you can shake a stick at is the order of the day at this new restaurant near Lambeth North tube.

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Hot Pot

In a nutshell: Asian Hot Pot cooking in Soho
Where is it? 17 Wardour Street, London W1D 6PJ
Why should you care?
Pick your favourite ingredients, add a broth and start cooking your food in front of you. That's what's coming to Soho with Hot Pot. 

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Rick Stein Barnes

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

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Onodera

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

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Soul Store West

In a nutshell: Ribs and music in North London hotel
Where is it? 34 Kilburn High Road, NW6 5UA
Why should you care?
There's a hotel, diner and cocktail bar coming to Kilburn and Chicago Rib Shack are supplying the food side of things.

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Meet District

In a nutshell: Brunch, dinner and local beers in Peckham
Where is it? 125 Queens Road, London SE15 2ND
Why should you care?
An airy new dining establishment will be opening on Queen's Road SE15 this March, headed up by a local resident.

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Bubblewrap

In a nutshell: Hong Kong egg waffle stall puts down roots in London.
Where is it? 24 Wardour Street, London WID 6QJ
Why should you care?
After cutting their teeth as a festival food truck, this mix-and-match street food from east Asia is making its way to Soho for good.

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The Game Bird at the Stafford

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

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Mere

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

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Pizza Pilgrims Shoreditch

In a nutshell: BYOB + pizza
Where is it? 136 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE
Why should you care?
Pizza Pilgrims are opening another branch, this time in East London. Diners will also be able to bring chocolate bars to be turned into dessert calzones, and the local offy will have a fridge of Italian wine so you can BYOB in style.

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The Cheese Bar

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

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Number 177 Bar & Kitchen

In a nutshell: Hoxton meets Berlin in this venue for food, drink, art and music
Where is it? 177 Hoxton Street, N1 6PJ
Why should you care?
With an emphasis on animal-free and gluten-free dining, plus a few burger and craft beers on tap, graffiti and a gallery, Number 90 Bar & Kitchen does a good job of transplanting a slice of of ultra-hip Berlin culture onto Hoxton Street, craft beers and all.

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Bokan

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

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El Vino

In a nutshell: Historical wine bar and shop with a Spanish, Portuguese and South American slant, serving tapas and larger plates
Where is it? 12-14 Masons Avenue, London EC2V 5BT
Why should you care?
It's been around since the dawn of time, but now historic London wine bar company is changing gears to open a much more modern bar in the City at London Wall.

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Opened in February 2017

Lorne

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

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Famous Flames

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

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Rail House Cafe

In a nutshell: Riding House comes to Victoria
Where is it? Nova London, Victoria
Why should you care?
This is a bar and restaurant from the people behind Riding House Cafe and Village East. Expect all day dining in a huge space in the Nova Victoria building. (Pay-what-you-like offer until March 3)

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Balans Soho Society Clapham

In a nutshell: Classic British all-day dining with an upmarket twist in Clapham.
Where is it? 16A Clapham Common South Side, London SW4 7AB
Why should you care?
Luxury and high society is the theme but not the price point at Balans, who are celebrating their 30th year by opening their latest venue in Clapham.

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Hawksmoor Borough

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

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Il Pampero

In a nutshell: Italian in Belgravia
Where is it? 20 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HQ
Why should you care?
Boutique hotel The Hari is going all out with a new Italian restaurant.

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Chai Thali

In a nutshell: All day Indian street food in Camden
Where is it? 19 Mandela Street, Camden, London NW1 0DU
Why should you care?
With 150 covers, this sizeable new restaurant and bar will be dishing out street food from the subcontinent, plus frozen kulfi and carrot halwa, turmeric lattes and an array of cocktails with an Indian twist.

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Yard Sale Pizza

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

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Wonderbunz

In a nutshell: Steamed Asian buns with Western-fusion flavours
Where is it? Hammersmith Broadway Shopping Centre, London, W6 9QH
Why should you care?
A new restaurant with a self-service kiosk will be dishing out Asian-style steamed buns, as well as some more Western fillings like vegetarian curry and even a full English.

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La Bonne Bouffe

In a nutshell: Snails, confit canard, steak frites and more typical French delights in south London.
Where is it? 49 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, London SE22 9ET
Why should you care?
La Bonne Bouffe is bringing an all-French menu and dining experience to East Dulwich, with a range of treats we usually expect on the continent. There’ll be well matched cocktails, wines, and classic desserts too.

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Bon Vivant

In a nutshell: French cuisine in Bloomsbury
Where is it? 75-77 Marchmont St, Kings Cross, London, WC1N 1AP
Why should you care?
Satisfy your urge to feast on raclette, tartines and croissants without jumping on a Eurostar at this new Parisian-style bistro just around the corner from Kings Cross.

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Barbecoa Piccadilly

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

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The Other Naughty Piglet

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

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Bone Daddies James Street

In a nutshell: A new ramen stop just off Oxford Street
Where is it? 46-48 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1HA
Why should you care?
Get stuck into Japanese food aplenty and Bone Daddies signature dishes, huge hearty bowls of ramen in their new branch on James Street.

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Untitled (bar)

In a nutshell: Tony Conigliaro's Dalston bar
Where is it? 538 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AH
Why should you care?
Tony Conigliaro is one of London's best known drinks-masters, best known for setting up 69 Colebrook Row and also Bar Termini in Soho. This sees him bringing his latest bar - with a series of new cocktails - to Dalston.

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The Ivy Soho Brasserie

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

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Nape

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

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Hai Cenato

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

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Lokhandwala

In a nutshell: Indian tapas in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 93 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4PY
Why should you care?
The folk behind India's biggest food festival have launched this Indian small plates restaurant and cocktail bar

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Jules

In a nutshell: Putney neighbourhood spot
Where is it? 5 Lacy Road, London SW15 1NH
Why should you care?
From brunch to dinner and cocktails this new all day spot off Putney High Street should be a popular pit stop.

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Farang

In a nutshell: Thai food in Highbury
Where is it? 72 Highbury Park, Highbury East, London N5 2XE
Why should you care?
Farang comes from ex-Smoking Goat chef Seb Holmes. You may have seen them appearing in Dinerama and Hawker House, but this sees them in a long-term residency that should become a full-time restaurant in Highbury.

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L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

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

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Opened in January 2017

Aster

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

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Bel Air Farringdon

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

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Le Dame de Pic

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

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The Baluchi at The Lalit

In a nutshell: High-end Idian comes to town
Where is it? The Lalit Hotel. The Great Hall, 181 Tooley Street, London SE1 2JR
Why should you care?
The Baluchi is best known abroad as a high-end Indian restaurant that's in luxury hotels throughout India. Now it's coming to London as part of the new Lalit hotel.

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Tuck Shop

In a nutshell: A new East London co-working space with an attached kitchen
Where is it? 5 Helmsley Place London Fields E8 3SB
Why should you care?
Those working in the food industry (and those not), have a new workspace in London Fields called Tuck Shop, with kitchen residencies on rotation. First up: Burmese food.

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Bleecker

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

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Grind at Exmouth Market

In a nutshell: Knock out coffee and legendary espresso martinis.
Where is it? 8-10 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QA
Why should you care?
Grind’s eighth branch in Exmouth Market branch will have all of the above, plus a brand new all-day menu.

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Ferdi

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

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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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Palatino

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

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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