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October 2020

The Silver Birch

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood dining in Chiswick
Where is it?
142 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PU
Why should you care?
This neighbourhood Chiswick restaurant is focusing on British cuisine in a menu led by Kimberley Hernandez, previously head chef at both Xu and Kym's. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 21 October 2020

 

Behind

In a nutshell: Behind the scenes in London Fields
Where is it?
20 Sidworth Street, London E8 3SD
Why should you care?
Andy Beynon, former development chef for Jason Atherton, is opening his own restaurant in London Fields which is all centred around the workings of the kitchen. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 23 October 2020

 

November 2020

Joan

In a nutshell: Mediterranean in Shoreditch
Where is it?
19-23 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
Why should you care?
This new restaurant in Shoreditch takes Mediterranean food (with an emphasis on Greece) as its starting point, headed up by an ex-Caravan chef. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2 November 2020

 

Darjeeling Express

In a nutshell: Celebrated Indian restaurant MK II
Where is it?
2a Garrick St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9BH
Why should you care?
After huge success with the original restaurant in Carnaby, Asma Khan is relocating Darjeeling Express to Covent Garden. As well as a bigger space, there will also be a deli and a new incubator programme. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 18 November 2020

 

Cafe Deco

In a nutshell: Anna Tobias + 40 Maltby Street
Where is it?
43 Store Street, London WC1E 7DB
Why should you care?
Ex River Cafe/Rochelle Canteen chef Anna Tobias comes to Bloomsbury for her solo restaurant, which is backed by the team behind 40 Maltby Street. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

Cafe Bao

In a nutshell: Everyone's favourite bao spot ramps it up with an all-day spot in KX
Where is it?
4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
Why should you care?
For their fourth opening, in King's Cross, the folk at BAO have decided to switch things up with an all-day cafe serving breakfast for the first time and with its own bakery. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

The Cheese Barge

In a nutshell: Cheese on the canal
Where is it?
Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London W2 6HY
Why should you care?
They mastered the cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck. Next up for The Cheese Bar folk is is cheese on water in the shape of The Cheese Barge. They're mooring a specially designed barge in Paddington and creating a very cheesy menu for it. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

Imad's Syrian Kitchen

In a nutshell: Syrian pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
His pop-ups have been a huge success and now, with the final stop of a crowdfunding campaign, Imad Alarnab is bringing his Syrian food to Soho. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

The Italians

In a nutshell: Italian in Marylebone
Where is it?
27B Devonshire Street, London W1G 6PW
Why should you care?
The team behind Chiswick deli and pizzeria, The Italians, are preparing for a Marylebone opening this winter. The Italians' new home on Devonshire Street will be a wine bar and bistro. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

Hideaway

In a nutshell: Ollie Dabbous' cafe
Where is it?
100 Mount Street, London, W1K 2TG
Why should you care?
This is the permanent space for Ollie Dabbous's spin off from Hide. Open all day and with seating inside and out it'll serve up coffees and pastries in the morning, progressing to oysters and Champagne, lobster rolls and salads later in the day.  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

Los Mochis

In a nutshell: Mexican food meets Japanese food
Where is it?
2 Farmer Street, London W8 7SN
Why should you care?
This new Notting hill restaurant from a Middle East restaurateur is something of a mash-up between Mexican and Japanese cuisines, with plenty of added mezcal and tequila. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

Tonkotsu Walthamstow

In a nutshell: Ramen comes to Walthamstow
Where is it?
Unit 4, 202 Hoe Street, E17 4BS
Why should you care?
Good news for any Walthamstow foodies wanting to raise their spirits with a bowl of ramen this winter. The newest branch of Tonkotsu is opening up on Hoe Street, bringing bowls of broth, fried chicken and strong cocktails to the neighbourhood. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

Rudie's Jack Shack

In a nutshell: Caribbean in Brixton
Where is it?
Unit 10, Market Row, Brixton, London SW9 8LB
Why should you care?
Rudie's have already built up a big following in both Shoreditch and Borough Market, but this will be their first main restaurant. Jamaican jerk chicken will be at the centre of the menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

WC Bloomsbury

In a nutshell: Wine and Charcuterie in a former loo
Where is it?
Guildford Street, Holborn, WC1N 1EH
Why should you care?
After success with their first loo-turned-wine-bar in Clapham, WC are at it again. This time they're renovating a Victorian loo in Bloomsbury to become their second wine bar. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

The Italians

In a nutshell: Marylebone wine bar
Where is it?
27B Devonshire Street, London W1G 6PW
Why should you care?
The team behind Chiswick deli and pizzeria, The Italians, are preparing for a Marylebone opening this winter. The Italians' new home on Devonshire Street will be a wine bar and bistro. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2020

 

December 2020

Nobu Hotel Marylebone

In a nutshell: Nobu goes west
Where is it?
22 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 7BG
Why should you care?
This is the second Nobu hotel in London (after the first in Shoreditch). Expect a high-end place to stay as well as a new Nobu restaurant featuring the usual Japanese, Peruvian and other South American menu from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 1 December 2020

 

NoMad London

In a nutshell: Top NYC hotel comes to London 11 Madison Park chefs
Where is it?
4 Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AT
Why should you care?
This hotel is taking over Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden, and is the London outpost of a popular NYC hotel. And it'll also have food from New York's Eleven Madison Park-alum Executive Chef Ian Coogan and Leo Robitschek. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 2020

 

More in 2020, dated to be announced

Gordon Ramsay Burger

In a nutshell: Pretty self-explanatory...
Where is it?
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
Previously only in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay brings his burger restaurant back to London - launching in Harrods. Will he have what it takes to compete in London's burger scene? Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Winter 2020

 

Bisushima

In a nutshell: Japanese rooftop restaurant
Where is it?
8 St Martin's Place, London WC2N 4JH
Why should you care?
With views over Trafalgar Square and two massive roof terraces, expect this new Japanese restaurant to be quite a draw. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Winter 2020

 

Cord

In a nutshell: Fine-dining restaurant, café and cooking school
Where is it?
85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
Why should you care?
Famed Parisian hospitality school Le Cordon Bleu, renowned for training chefs such as Julia Child, Mary Berry, and with more than 35 schools in as many different countries, is opening a restaurant in London to celebrate its 125th birthday. Cord by Le Cordon Bleu will not just be home to a fine-dining restaurant, but also a café, a cooking school and an events space. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020 TBC

 

Camden Town Brewery

In a nutshell: Revamped Camden Town Brewery site
Where is it?
55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, Kentish Town, London NW5 3NN
Why should you care?
Celebrating a decade since they opened in 2010, Camden Town Brewery will re-open under the railway arches with a revamped space that houses not just their award-winning beers, but their first restaurant, an extended taproom and immersive brewery tours. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020 TBC

 

Theatre Royal restaurant

In a nutshell: The Ivy's Richard Caring and Andrew Lloyd Webber team up
Where is it?
Catherine St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF
Why should you care?
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020 TBC

 

Park Row

In a nutshell: Dining with Batman
Where is it?
77 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9ZN
Why should you care?
Taking over the space where Mash restaurant was, this is a huge DC Comics experience - with a big lean towards Batman in particular. Expect a multi-room experience that's inspired by Gotham City. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020 TBC

 

Il Borro

In a nutshell: High end Italian in Mayfair
Where is it?
15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY
Why should you care?
Il Borro is replacing Nobu Berkeley St and is apparently "inspired by the prestigious Il Borro Estate in Tuscany and will be "serving customers authentic Italian produce all day, sourced primarily from Il Borro’s renowned Tuscan estate in Italy." Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020 TBC

 

Manzi's

In a nutshell: Corbin & King's new Soho restaurant pays homage to the legendary Manzi's fish restaurant
Where is it?
1 Bateman's Buildings, Soho, London W1D 3EN
Why should you care?
Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Blacklock Covent Garden

In a nutshell: More chops for London
Where is it?
Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
Good news for the many, MANY fans of Blacklock. The chops purveyors are expanding their group again. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Caviar Kaspia

In a nutshell: Iconic Parisian restaurant returns to London
Where is it?
1a Chesterfield St, Mayfair, London W1J 5JF
Why should you care?
Returning after an absence of many years, Caviar Kaspia is bringing back its luxury menu to London's Mayfair. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Roast Kitchen

In a nutshell: Roast meat in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
Address TBC
Why should you care?
Roast Kitchen is a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade. Expect roast meats to be a big thing... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Mamarosa

In a nutshell: Barcelona beach restaurant comes to Shoreditch
Where is it?
Shoreditch Village
Why should you care?
The Barcelona beach restaurant Mamarosa migrates to the new Shoreditch Village space. Expect a mix of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine (but no beach views). Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

In a nutshell: Salt Bae comes to London
Where is it?
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RN
Why should you care?
"Salt Bae" was briefly very famous indeed as his steak salt spreading antics went viral in 2016. Now he's bringing that steak empire to London.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Mathura

In a nutshell: Atul Kochhar goes big
Where is it?
4 Greycoat Place, Westminster, London SW1P 1BN
Why should you care?
Following up from the opening of Kanishka in Mayfair, Atul Kochhar has taken over a huge space in Westminster for his next restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

H.O.M.E. (working title)

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton's smallest restaurant
Where is it?
8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ
Why should you care?
Jason Atherton is opening a much smaller restaurant than usual. This one will be a 16-seater, tight next door to Pollen Street Social and offer an ever changing menu based on Atherton's travel across the globe. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Pacific

In a nutshell: Shaun Presland comes to London
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Top Australian chef Shaun Presland is coming to London, opening in Soho, with a permanent place after his 10 Heddon Street residency is done. Expect a similar style of Japanese cooking to his Australian restaurants. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Din Tai Fung at Centre Point

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse - plus queue
Where is it?
Centre Point
Why should you care?
The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant is opening its second location in London already - which should really help with those queues at the first. Expect steamed soup dumplings and lots more...  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Eataly

In a nutshell: Italian worldwide phenomenon
Where is it?
135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
Why should you care?
The Italian food and wine marketplace confirms their first London opening will be in the heart of the City at Broadgate. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

The Market

In a nutshell: Workplace canteen by day, food hall and restaurant by night
Where is it?
22 Bishopsgate, London
Why should you care?
The next people to get into the food hall business are The YBF's. They're teaming up with Rhubarb for this huge new food and drink area inside the big 22 Bishopsgate development. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/21

 

Chyna and Yau Grilling

In a nutshell: Alan Yau in Canary Wharf
Where is it?
Wardian London, Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP
Why should you care?
Alan Yau is opening two restaurants at this huge Canary Wharf building - one of which he's billing as a "Chinese River Cafe". Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/2021

 

M at Newfoundland

In a nutshell: Steaks in a tower
Where is it?
Newfoundland Quay, Canary Wharf, London.
Why should you care?
The latest M restaurant and their menu of steak and grills is coming to the new Newfoundland tower in Canary Wharf. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/2021

 

D & D at The Pavilion

In a nutshell: Huge restaurant in the Olympic Park
Where is it?
Stratford, London 
Why should you care?
The latest restaurant from D&D is opening in a new landmark building in Stratford called The Pavilion, at the entrance to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and sustainability will be a big thing.. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/2021

 

Sessions Arts Club

In a nutshell: Restored grade II building gets a new bar and restaurant
Where is it?
22 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0NA
Why should you care?
This sees painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John) and architect Russell Potter (SODA) restoring an old Grade II courthouse for a mix of a creative studio and a restaurant with bar. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2021

 

The Londoner

In a nutshell: Super boutique hotel for Leicester Square
Where is it?
Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT
Why should you care?
Leicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2021

 

The Gantry London

In a nutshell: High rise in Stratford
Where is it?
De Coubertin Street, London E20 1AE
Why should you care?
This 17 storey building, will feature a basement speakeasy bar, as well as what they're calling a "destination restaurant" on the first floor complete with two terraces for alfresco dining. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2021

 

Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Dubai restaurant La Serre is coming to London
  • After testing the restaurant in a residency, Daisuke Hayashi is opening Kaeseki restaurant Roketsu in Mayfair.
  • som saa are crowdfunding for a new restaurant.
  • Big Mamma (the people behind Gloria and Circolo Popolare) are opening a third restaurant in Covent Garden
  • Wendy's is making a return to London, probably some time in 2020/21.
  • Charlotte Wilde is looking for a new location for Darling
  • The site that used to be the original Wild Honey is due to be a dim-sum restaurant from the people behind Goodman and Burger and Lobster.
  • Violet Bakery are opening a new wine bar in 2020.
  • Praise be - huge Irish fast-food chain Supermac's is planning to come to London.
  • Corbin and King will be opening a restaurant in Notting Hill.
  • Apparently JKS, the people behind Brigadiers, are opening new pubs - one supposed to be a partnership with James Knappett.
  • London's getting a new high-rise that could host the city's highest restaurant.
  • Time Out Market is coming to Waterloo - but not until 2021
  • According to an interview with Richard Caring, Sexy Fish could be expanding with Sexy Dragon and Sexy Elephant.
  • Looking for the next Coal Drops Yards? It could be Borough Yards.
  • The Wagyumafia are bringing their VERY expensive sandwiches to London - with both a sandwich shop and a butcher's kitchen.
  • The famed Gary Usher could finally be opening in London.
  • Russell Norman's Mishkin's is apparently making a comeback, space TBC.
  • When it opens, the Trellis skyscraper will have a high-rise restaurant.
  • Where still waiting to hear what Fatty Crab has planned for London.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.

 

 

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