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.
What to find out all about the hottest new restaurants coming to London soon? Then check out our exhaustive list of upcoming restaurants.
In a nutshell: Caravan goes central
Where is it? 152–156 Great Portland St Fitzrovia, London W1W 6AJ
Why should you care? A brand new Caravan has arrived - this time on Great Portland Street. Expect coffee and brunch aplenty. (Soft launch 16-18 July)
In a nutshell: Light comfort food and brunch from the Social Pantry chef
Where is it? Pitzhanger Manor, Walpole Park, Ealing, London, W5 5EQ.
Why should you care? With bottomless brunches, guest chefs, and a light, summery menu served from within a walled garden, there’s about to be a whole heap of new reasons for you to make the trek out west to Walpole Park and Soane's Kitchen. (Soft launch from 16-22 July)
In a nutshell: Modern Indian dishes with a riverside location
Where is it? 1 Riverside Walk, Bishops Palace House, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1QN
Why should you care? This will be the second site from Chakra, with the original being located in Kensington. The new site will be perched on the banks of the Thames in Kingston and will offer a contemporary fine-dining take on Indian cuisine.
In a nutshell: Japanese food and drink on a department store level
Where is it? Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
Why should you care? There is space for 200 to dine in at Ichiba, the enormous new Japanese food hall that’s springing up as part of Westfield’s regeneration. It’s providing hefty amounts of traditional Japanese cuisine, plus sakes, baked foods, ingredients to take home and cooking demos.
In a nutshell: Top Naples pizzeria comes to London
Where is it? 7 Northumberland Ave, London SW1A 2DR
Why should you care? Another one of Naples' top pizza restaurants has arrived in London. This time it's the turn of iconic pizzeria 50 Kalò di Ciro Salvo, and it's all about the dough...
In a nutshell: Eggy buns in Camden
Where is it? Unit 701, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Town, London NW1 8AH
Why should you care? You may have seen Yolkbreaker serving up their egg buns in various food markets. Now they're setting up their first permanent location in Camden Market.
In a nutshell: French/American cuisine in Hackney
Where is it? 175 Mare St, London E8 3RH
Why should you care? One of the co-founders of Le Bun is carrying on the French/American theme with his latest restaurant, Carte Blanche, in Hackney. Expect southern American comfort cooking with a touch of French cuisine too.
In a nutshell: Portugese piri piri chicken in Southwark
Where is it? 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU
Why should you care? Hoping to lure Londoners away from Nando's, this Algarvian restaurant is cooking its chicken on a wood fired grill. Oh and there's also a secret bar worth checking out.
In a nutshell: Kitty Fisher's team open a second restaurant
Where is it? 30 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA
Why should you care? Following on the success of their Shepherd Market restaurant the team behind Kitty Fisher's have opened their second restaurant on Covent Garden's Henrietta Street, with George Barson in charge of the menu.
In a nutshell: Swanky all day restaurant and cocktail bar in Mayfair
Where is it? 48 Albermarle Street, London W1S 4DH
Why should you care? Top mixologist Tony Conigliaro is teaming up once more with chef Rob Roy Cameron, opening a two floor restaurant and bar on Albermarle Street.
In a nutshell: Dog-friendly Balham restaurant
Where is it? 41-43 Bedford Hill, SW12 9EY
Why should you care? Megan's have already opened two successful restaurants on King's Road and Parson's Green and this is their third. As before, expect cafe by day, restaurant at night and for dogs to be very welcome at any time.
In a nutshell: Italian wine bar for Spitalfields
Where is it? Old Spitalfields Market, 67 Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
Why should you care? Moving from one market to another Bottles & Battles from Mercato Metropolitano are opening their second site in Old Spitalfields Market and this time they're teaming up with pop-up SOOD Family for the food.
In a nutshell: Modern Latin-American in Kensington
Where is it? 35 High Street Kensington, London W8 5EB
Why should you care? Zuaya's head-chef Francisco Lafee has experience in places such as London's Barrafina, and El Celler de Can Roca (No.2 on the World’s 50 Best). The menu here draws on Mexico, Argentina, and Peru to create a range of creative sharing dishes.
In a nutshell: Cafe culture for Deptford's High Street
Where is it? 37 Deptford High Street, London SE8 4AD
Why should you care? Returning Londoner Rachael Dalton-Loveland has come back from Oz inspired by their cafe culture to open this all day spot which serves up sharing plates and cocktails in the evening to Deptford denizens.
In a nutshell: Balham's banging brunch merchants head for Islington
Where is it? 37-39 Camden Passage, London N1 8EA
Why should you care? Having built up a loyal following in Balham for their combo of top brunches, Brother Marcus are hoping that formula together with a new menu of Mediterranean small plates and cocktails does equally well in North London.
In a nutshell: Odessan food in Mayfair
Where is it? 26- 28 Bruton Place, Mayfair, W1J 6NG
Why should you care? This Mayfair restaurant takes its inspiration from the countries that surround the Black Sea, with a particular focus on Odessa - so expect a lot of seafood delivered from the market there.
In a nutshell: Little bites to eat in or takeaway in Kensington
Where is it? Holland Street, London, W8 4NA
Why should you care? Whether you’re two people heading to the Hyde Park, or a bigger group eating in, catering firm Platter are setting up a permanent spot in Knightsbridge to suit.
In a nutshell: Italian small plates, pasta, and loads of grappa
Where is it? NW8 (Address TBC)
Why should you care? The team behind Morso have been biding their time at their Bloomsbury and Holloway Road pop-ups, but now they’ve finally secured a permanent location in NW8 from which to dish out sharing plates, pastas, and cocktails made with their beloved grappa.
In a nutshell: Dan Doherty's London home
Where is it? 74-76 York St, Marylebone, London W1H 1QN
Why should you care? Dan Doherty has left the sky-high Duck and Waffle and has bought his own pub. It'll be his main home in London, where he'll be serving up booze and food.
In a nutshell: Ottolenghi does fire and fermentation
Where is it? 55 Wells Street London W1A 3AE
Why should you care? Yotam Ottolenghi's new restaurant in Fitzrovia will be a bit of a departure. Veg will still be at the heart, but this place with an ex-Grain Store chef will see them using fire and fermentation more.
In a nutshell: Japan House London's main restaurant
Where is it? 101-111 Kensington High Street, London W8 5SA
Why should you care? Former Engawa chef Akira Shimizu is opening his own robatayaki and sushi restaurant in Japan's new cultural centre, Japan House on Kensington High Street.
In a nutshell: Fresh pasta in Covent Garden
Where is it? 39 William IV Street, London, WC2N 4DD
Why should you care? The latest promising pasta spot heads to Covent Garden. Bancone features a chef who trained in Locanda Locatelli and plenty of 10-hour cooked ragus.
In a nutshell: Burgers and beer in Deptford
Where is it? Unit R7, 35 Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 0PS
Why should you care? They've been a staple of the Deptford street food scene for some time, and now Hank's are launching their first permanent site in an arch at Deptford Market Yard, with their Burgers and Beer restaurant.
In a nutshell: Dalston fave comes to Angel
Where is it? Unit R7, 35 Parkfield Street, Islington, London N1 0PS
Why should you care? With five years of success in Dalston under their belt, it's now time for Jones and Sons to expand. They're coming to Angel - you can expect a damned good Sunday lunch and more...
In a nutshell: Buffalo wing food stall goes permanent.
Where is it? 332 Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 2QN
Why should you care? Fans of roving pop-up Wingmans can now get their saucy chicken wing fix in Kilburn where they’ve moved into their first proper home, complete with a fully stocked bar, a late license, and best of all, a brand new, expanded menu.
In a nutshell: A rotating residency of Italian chefs
Where is it? 257 King’s Road, London SW3 5EL
Why should you care? La Mia Mamma is trying something different from your traditional Italian restaurant. They'll be focusing on specific regions of Italy at a time - and to help with that, they're importing Italians "Mammas" from the regions to create the menus.
In a nutshell: Brewery and kitchen in Hackney Central Arches
Where is it? 16 - 17 Bohemia Place, Hackney, London E8 1DU
Why should you care? Hackney Central's railway arches are getting a bit of a revamp, adding a new space for food and drink in the area. And first on the scene will be St John at Hackney Brewery, who will be serving up their own beer and starting with a menu of Cypriot kebabs.
In a nutshell: Popular Italian comes to London
Where is it? 2 Regent Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 4LR
Why should you care? They've already opened around the country and internationally too, and now San Carlo are bringing their main Italian restaurant to London. And id sounds like they've spared no expense.
In a nutshell: Lobster shack goes permanent.
Where is it? Unit Su 59, London Bridge Station, St Thomas Street, London SE1 3QX
Why should you care? Bob's Lobster are the latest to graduate from street food markets to a place they can call their own. They're setting up shop in the arches of the fully revamped London Bridge station. And yes, there will be lobster.
In a nutshell: Holloway laksa bar
Where is it? 171 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LX
Why should you care? Malaysian laksa specialists Sambal Shiok have finally found a permanent spot for their critically-acclaimed dishes. Opening up on Holloway Road they're planning some epic weekend brunches and the Riesling wine list sounds good too.
In a nutshell: Vegan US import goes south of the river
Where is it? Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD
Why should you care? The popular US vegan chain is following up its first opening in Covent Garden with it's second at One Tower Bridge. Expect vegan fast food aplenty.
In a nutshell: Deptford gets a wine shop, tapas bar and delicatessen
Where is it? Unit 8, Deptford Market Yard, SE8 4BX
Why should you care? The folk behind Donostia Social Club are opening their second tapas room, this time in the growing Deptford Market Yard. They'll be offering tapas and wine to have their as well as all manner of Spanish produce to take home too.
In a nutshell: Barbecued Indian food from the Gymkhana folks
Where is it? Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Street, London, EC4N 8BN
Why should you care? Charred, smoked and grilled is the name of the game at Brigadiers, which will be cooking up all manner of kebabs, chops, tikka and feasting options for hungry City sorts at the Bloomberg Arcade, with a huge selection of beer to wash it all down.
In a nutshell: Holborn gets a new luxury hotel complete with restaurant, bar and cafe
Where is it? 2 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AA
Why should you care? Holborn's credentials as a dining destination just got a boost with the news that L'Oscar hotel is opening with a Michelin-starred chef in the restaurant and an all day cafe planned too.
In a nutshell: Covent Garden restaurant heads south
Where is it? 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU
Why should you care? They had issues with planning in Covent Garden, but there's still life in Native as they're moving south of the river to Flat Iron Square, into a bigger space too. Expect an ever changing menu produced only with food available in the UK.
In a nutshell: Singapore curry puff specialist
Where is it?15a New Row, London WC2N 4PD
Why should you care? Singapore's famous curry puff house is opening its first UK restaurant in Covent Garden serving up the signature puffs alongside curry and laksa.
In a nutshell: Jackson Boxer's Shoreditch restaurant
Where is it? 70 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QX
Why should you care? The Brunswick House restaurateur and his chef and partner Andrew Clarke have a fire and ice focus for their new Shoreditch restaurant with an ice bar for raw fish and shellfish and open hearth cooking for meat and vegetables.
In a nutshell: Swish hotel restaurant gets a name chef
Where is it? 68 Regent St, Soho, London W1B 4DY
Why should you care? The Hotel Cafe Royal has created a brand new first-floor restaurant - and has recruited French chef Laurent Tourondel (who's big in the States) to look after it.
In a nutshell: Chelsea all-day restaurant
Where is it? 164 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP
Why should you care? New to Chelsea's Pavilion Road, from the team behind iconic hotels Cliveden and Chewton Glen this all day restaurant and bar aims to be a stylish neighbourhood spot for SW1 folk.
In a nutshell: Covent Garden hotel opens an informal restaurant to replace Ollie Dabbous' place
Where is it? 14-15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QG
Why should you care? As Ollie Dabbous focuses his attention on his new restaurant Hide, the boutique hotel where he ran Henrietta will now be opening a more informal restaurant with the former Head Chef of Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels at the helm.
In a nutshell: Fishmonger turns restaurateur.
Where is it? 151 Lordship Lane London, SE22 8HX
Why should you care? Best known for their fishmongers in Islington, South Kensington and East Dulwich, this is a restaurant adjacent to their East Dulwich operation. Expect a seafood menu that makes the most of that location.
In a nutshell: Burgers plus an extensive vegan menu at the new Haggerston branch of Stokey Bears.
Where is it? 480 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
Why should you care? The new Stokey Bears site, just down the road from the original, has a casual bar vibe, with counter service, a menu of vegan burgers and shakes, and an outdoor beer garden.
In a nutshell: Burgers (and breakfast) for Borough
Where is it? 19 Borough High Street, SE1 9SE
Why should you care? There's a big new Patty & Bun planned for Borough High Street and this one is going to launch with an exclusive breakfast menu. The space is big too with a floor devoted to groups and parties.
In a nutshell: Middle Eastern fine dining in Mayfair
Where is it? The Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN
Why should you care? Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location.
In a nutshell: Instagrammable cafe chain
Where is it? 23 James St, London W1U 1DT
Why should you care? Just around the corner from Selfridges and St Christopher's Place, chef Zahra Khan is getting ready to open an all day cafe with a special breakfast menu by popular Finnish Instagrammer Vanelja.
In a nutshell: Street food collection in Paddington
Where is it? 4 Kingdom St, London W2 6BD
Why should you care? Paddington Central's latest new offering is a collection of brand new street food all under one NYC 80's inspired roof. And there's a karaoke bar too.
In a nutshell: French dining pub in Hackney by Tom Oldroyd
Where is it? 316 Queensbridge Road, Hackney, London E8 3NH
Why should you care? Tom Oldroyd's follow-up project to his neighbourhood restaurant in Islington is a Hackney pub serving up French dishes created with British seasonal produce and he has serious plans for a Sunday roast too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 24 May 2018
In a nutshell: Diffusion line for classic Italian restaurant
Where is it? 19-21 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JJ
Why should you care? Soho House are taking the classic Italian restaurant and going for a more laid-back experience, serving up pizzas and cocktails.
In a nutshell: International party scene restaurant hits Mayfair
Where is it? 34 Dover Street, London W1S 4NG
Why should you care? With restaurants in all the key globetrotting hotspots - NYC, Miami, Dubai etc - a London branch was way overdue for this upscale international chain.
In a nutshell: Tottenham pub makeover with Lucky Chip burgers
Where is it? 614 High Road, London N17 9TA
Why should you care? A top bar team and food by Lucky Chip are turning this Tottenham landmark into a pub worth travelling to. It'll also be bloody handy for match days.
In a nutshell: Fitzrovia follow-up to Oklava
Where is it? 64 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DN
Why should you care? The duo behind Shoreditch's popular Oklava restaurant,Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie, are opening another restaurant, this time in Fitzrovia, where they'll be making Turkish pasta in the window and serving up an eclectic selection of wines.
In a nutshell: Popular Indian-inspired restaurant returns to where it all began
Where is it? 41-43 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8JL
Why should you care? Having begun life in a container at Pop Brixton, the return of the restaurant to a more permanent spot under the arches on Atlantic Road is good news.
In a nutshell: Plant-based food on London Fields
Where is it? 358-360 Westgate St, London E8 3RN
Why should you care? The Field put plants and veg first in London Fields. Se up by the man behind The Porridge Cafe, expect a very veg menu but with the option to pimp up with meat or fish, if you want.
In a nutshell: The next from the Jones Family Project
Where is it? 7-8 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9NF
Why should you care? Following on from their original Shoreditch opening, this is the latest from The Jones Family, this time a Kitchen more than a Project, with a big emphasis on grilled meat.
In a nutshell: Aussie cafe scenesters open a huge new Soho restaurant
Where is it? 4 Noel Street, London W1F 8JB
Why should you care? If you're after a bottomless brunch, vegemite doughnuts or simply a glass or two from the biggest Aussie wine list in London, you'll have come to the right place when Scarlett Green opens up in Soho.
In a nutshell: Zuma's new robotayaki for Soho
Where is it? 55 Broadwick Street, Broadwick Street, W1F 9QS
Why should you care? London is getting a new robata grill restaurant from the team at Zuma. Inko Nito on Soho's Broadwick Street will feature Japanese charcoal grilled cooking with a Korean influence.
In a nutshell: Seafood shack on Westbourne Grove
Where is it? 107 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW
Why should you care? An ex-Gaucho team are taking over the American diner Shack on Westbourne Grove and taking it in a decidedly seaside direction with sustainable seafood served in buckets and on boards.
In a nutshell: Upscale hotel gets Elliot's chef
Where is it? 8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
Why should you care? Described as "a neighbourhood restaurant created in partnership with three-time Bib Gourmand winner Brett Redman, and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow" they're aiming for a Bloomsbury salon for the 21st century vibe.
In a nutshell: Peruvian bakery and restaurant for Notting Hill
Where is it? 155-157 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RS
Why should you care? This is the latest from Martin Morales, the man behind Andina and Ceviche. It sees him bringing not only another Andina restaurant to Notting Hill but is bringing London's first Peruvian bakery to the area.
In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Exmouth Market
Where is it? 49-51 Rosebery Avenue, Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4SD
Why should you care? They've been mainstays of the street food scene for a while, and now fried chicken purveyors Mother Clucker are settling down with a permanent Exmouth Market restaurant.
In a nutshell: Pizza, meet fire and vermouth
Where is it? Mercers Walk, Covent Garden, London
Why should you care? Neil Rankin's temper restaurant once again reinvents itself, this time the fire-based chain will focus on pizzas with an extensive list of vermouths too.
In a nutshell: Lebanese flatbreads in Covent Garden
Where is it? Drury House, Russell St, London WC2B 5HA
Why should you care? Originally a hit in Beirut, the Lebanese Bakery is coming a long way for its second restaurant - to Covent Garden. Set up by two brothers, expect Lebanese flatbreads to be the main draw.
In a nutshell: UK rappers open a restaurant in Croydon
Where is it? 24-26 South End, Croydon, London CR0 1DN
Why should you care? South London duo Krept and Konan are teaming up with J2K to open their own restaurant serving everything from fried chicken to waffles and, of course, crepes.
In a nutshell: Deli from the people behind Hook
Where is it? 63 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PP
Why should you care? Camden gets a new healthy daytime spot to pep up lunches with salads, gluten-free wraps and more from the folk who run Hook on Parkway.
In a nutshell: Victoria Park restaurant features all sharing dishes
Where is it? 178-180 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7HD
Why should you care? If your idea of a great time out is breaking bread with your mates or family, then new restaurant Fayre Share in Victoria Park Village will be right up your street. Every dish here can be ordered in sharing sizes making this a great place for groups.
In a nutshell: P Franco open their first restaurant
Where is it? 1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL
Why should you care? The much-loved Clapton wine bar always did well when it came to food and now they're going one step further opening their first full restaurant in Netil House where Ellory used to be.
In a nutshell: Bacon buttie street traders go permanent
Where is it? Lamb St, London E1 6EA
Why should you care? City breakfasts just got a whole load more fun with the arrival of Le Swine in Spitalfields - the first permanent spot for the popular bacon buttie street food traders.
In a nutshell: Gastropub roasts with a French influence
Where is it? 55 Shirland Rd, London W9 2JD
Why should you care? It was a tragic day when The Truscott Arms was forced to close, and not just for lovers of its famous roasts. Now, the upmarket boozer is back to great fanfare (albeit with a new name), and not least of all because the former head chef of top Kensington French restaurant Racine, Henry Harris, is behind the menu.
In a nutshell: Fulham Broadway's old ticket hall turns into a palace of food and drink
Where is it? 472 Fulham Rd, London SW6 1BY
Why should you care? The first of a series of next-level market halls for London kicks off in Fulham, transforming the tube station's old Edwardian ticket hall with a series of kitchens, shops and eating and drinking spaces.
In a nutshell: Soho deli opens own pasta restaurant
Where is it? 51 Greek Street, London W1D 4EH
Why should you care? The original deli has been open for over 75 years in Soho, giving them plenty of time to get things right before opening this, their first restaurant.
In a nutshell: Mark Sargeant's riverside restaurant at the Tower of London
Where is it? Tower of London, The Wharf, St Katharine's & Wapping, London EC3N 4AB
Why should you care? The ex-Claridges Head Chef returns to London to open a riverside restaurant and cafe at the Tower of London with a terrace and bar overlooking the Thames.
In a nutshell: Modern British in Mayfair
Where is it? 5 Princes Street, London W1B 2LF
Why should you care? Mark Jarvis is expanding his modern British empire by opening a new Mayfair restaurant - the third in the group that also includes Anglo and Neo Bistro. (Soft launch until 6 May)
In a nutshell: Celeb owned vegan restaurant
Where is it? 175 New Kings Road, London SW6 4SW
Why should you care? Reality TV stars Lucy and Tiffany Watson from Made in Chelsea are expanding their brand with a vegan restaurant for Parsons Green where they're hoping dishes like vegan "chicken" bites will attract a wide clientele.
In a nutshell: British small plates movement hits The Oval
Where is it? 24 Clapham Road, London SW9 0JG
Why should you care? Super handy for the cricket ground, this new British restaurant has a serious team behind it, chock full of ex-Paradise Garage and The Dairy chefs.
In a nutshell: Alpine cheesefest in Brixton
Where is it? Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London SW9 8PQ
Why should you care? Street traders the Raclette Brothers are opening a restaurant at Pop Brixton with Alpine-inspired food. So if fondue, raclette and tartiflette are your thing, then you know where to come.
In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Waterloo
Where is it? 20 Leake Street Tunnel, Unit 6, London SE17NN
Why should you care? One of the first openings in the redeveloped Leake Street tunnels by Waterloo will be this Vietnamese restaurant and cocktail bar serving up noodles and Banh baos - their take on the traditional breakfast bun.
In a nutshell: Seasonal dining in Hackney
Where is it? 61 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E10 5GS
Why should you care? Ex Outlaw's chef Tom Brown is going it alone in Hackney with his new restaurant Cornerstone. Expect a seasonal menu, plenty of seafood and counter dining too.
In a nutshell: Soho House's White House cafe that's open to the public
Where is it? 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7FA
Why should you care? As part of their White City House complex over at Television Centre, Soho House have opened all day eatery and bar The Allis to the public serving up a loosely international brasserie menu with a few US highlights.
In a nutshell: Selfridges gets a new Italian rooftop restaurant
Where is it? 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care? Building on their partnership in other locations, Selfridges' Oxford Street store is the latest to get into bed with the San Carlo restaurant group who'll be launching Alto in the store's iconic rooftop space.
In a nutshell: The famed floral restaurant comes to the centre of town.
Where is it? 27 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
Why should you care? These are the two new restaurants that are opening as part of the big Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden. La Goccia focuses on Italian aperitivo while the main restaurant is The Petersham, with the same approach to slow food cooking as the original.
In a nutshell: Nordic all-day cuisine in the City
Where is it? 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
Why should you care? This new Nordic restaurant comes from Soren Jessen, the man behind 1 Lombard Street. Here, it's all about all-day Nordic cooking and Scandinavian pastries.
In a nutshell: French rotisserie chicken, sauces and sides
Where is it? 8 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Why should you care? After a good start in Notting Hill, Parisian restaurant Cocotte is moving East to trendy Hoxton Square, where they’ll be serving up ethically sourced chickens by quarter, half or whole, plus healthy salads, sides, and a selection of rather nice-sounding homemade sauces…
In a nutshell: Soho House group take on Television Centre
Where is it? 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7FA
Why should you care? With a rooftop pool overlooking London for members and a cinema and all day restaurant for locals, Soho House's new West London opening is pulling all the stops out.
In a nutshell: Heinz Beck does casual in Mayfair
Where is it? Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP
Why should you care? He may have a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, but chef Heinz Beck's plans for his new Mayfair restaurant at Brown's Hotel are more casual - with British produce supplying the additional wow factor.
In a nutshell: Dabbous mk II
Where is it? 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB
Why should you care? Ollie Dabbous is back with his latest restaurant called Hide. This time he's coming to Piccadilly and it's promising some impressive views.
In a nutshell: All-day brasserie in White City
Where is it? Unit 2 Westworks Building, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7FQ
Why should you care? They have restaurants in Bristol and Spain, and now Wellbourne are coming to London. It's an all-day brasserie affair by chefs with an impressive pedigree and a pretty great sounding menu too.
In a nutshell: Fine, pricey cuts of meat from celeb chef Marco-Pierre White
Where is it? 103-107 New Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1HJ
Why should you care? Whitechapel is set to get a trendy new hotel by the name of the New Road Hotel that’s going to have a flash new restaurant built in which will have chef/entrepreneur/TV star Marco-Pierre White looking after the food.
In a nutshell: Healthy Fulham restaurant from the team behind Macellaio RC steakhouses
Where is it? 461-465 North End Road, Fulham, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care? The team behind Macellaio RC have become known for their amazing steak, but for their new Fulham restaurant they've taken a different approach with a gluten, dairy and sugar free menu.
In a nutshell: Tacos in Bermondsey
Where is it? 106 Druid Street, London SE1 2HH
Why should you care? The team behind Borough's El Pastor are opening their own tortilla factor and taco bar down the road beside Maltby Street Market.
In a nutshell: Bethnal Green spotlight on Burmese food
Where is it? 58 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6JW
Why should you care? From their simple start on a Maltby Street stall to their new permanent digs on Bethnal Green Road, Lahpet are hoping to introduce Londoners to the delights of Burmese food.
In a nutshell: 20 year old Bluebird flies to White City
Where is it? 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA
Why should you care? Bluebird has been a big hit on the King's Road for 20 years and now they're looking to finally open elsewhere. The first new Bluebird will be in the former home of the BBC in White City.
In a nutshell: Music, beer and street food space in King's Cross
Where is it? Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, London N7 9AH
Why should you care? Two Tribes in King's Cross will epitomise multi-tasking with its brewery, recording studios, events space and alfresco spot for street food and parties.
In a nutshell: Italian classics in an iconic location
Where is it? Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2AR
Why should you care? Chucs have chosen the Serpentine Sacker Galleries to open their fourth all day restaurant and this one will be the first to offer takeaway too - perfect for park picnics.
In a nutshell: Next level supperclub
Where is it? 3 Chance Street, London E2 7JB
Why should you care? Nuno Mendes' next project will be an intimate restaurant seating diners around one table in a space in Shoreditch.
In a nutshell: Med Tapas in Pimlico
Where is it? 13 Cambridge Street, London SW1V 4PR
Why should you care? Mallorcan-born Vincente Fortea leads the kitchen where he has created a menu made up of contemporary tapas selected form the coastal towns of the Mediterranean.
In a nutshell: US fast food chicken chain eyes up the UK
Where is it? 35 James Street, London W1U 1EA
Why should you care? From Fayetteville Arkansas a chicken tenders chain has decided that London is the next city it wants to conquer with its southern fried chicken.
In a nutshell: Contemporary Indian food in Battersea
Where is it? Riverside Walk, Battersea
Why should you care? A five-star luxury hotel makes the leap to London for its first overseas restaurant, with street food downstairs, upmarket dining upstairs, and lots of art - including a giant, 14ft bronze elephant.
In a nutshell: Vegan pizza joint
Where is it? 43 Parkway, London NW1 7PN
Why should you care? Brighton vegan pizza restaurant Purezza is expanding to London and opening its second restaurant in Camden.
In a nutshell: Venezuelan in Bethnal Green
Where is it? 254 Paradise Row, London E2 9LE.
Why should you care? It's the second restaurant from people behind the Original Arepa & Co, this time in Bethnal Green. Expect lots of Venezuelan style sandwiches and lots more.
In a nutshell: Neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant in Camberwell
Where is it? 21 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR
Why should you care? Expect a strong charcuterie and cheese offering in this new Camberwell wine bar and dining room with plenty of plates for sharing and pizzette as well. (Soft launch with 50% off food until 3 April)
In a nutshell: Shoreditch-style vegan junk food.
Where is it? Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, E1 6LD
Why should you care? Burgers, mac’n’cheese and milkshakes, and not an animal product in sight as vegan junk food vendors The Vurger Co bring their plant-based approach to Shoreditch for their first permanent venue.
In a nutshell: Roman-style pizzeria
Where is it? 58 Baker Street, London W1U 7DD
Why should you care? Pizzaiola and Rome native Marco Montuori is hoping his lighter pizzas will go down a storm with Londoners and tourists alike.
In a nutshell: Shepherd Market gyoza bar
Where is it? 1A Shepherd St, Mayfair, London W1J 7HJ
Why should you care? Mayfair's Shepherd Market now has a dinky all day Japanese bar, with an ex-Novikov Head Chef in charge, serving up gyoza, soft shell crab salads and green pancakes for breakfast.
In a nutshell: Wine bar, grocery and shop for Kentish Town
Where is it? 114-116 Fortess Road, London NW5 5HL
Why should you care? All-French team join forces to open this wine bar and deli on Fortess Road, which will also sell French food and serve as a wine store too.
In a nutshell: Casual dining from the Ellory folks
Where is it? 18 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4NU
Why should you care? Small plates, sharers and snacks as the team from Michelin-starred Hackney restaurant Ellory up sticks and head to Shoreditch for a new, more laid back venture that will feature their own Vermouth.
In a nutshell: Sandwiches, American-style
Where is it? 80 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
Why should you care? From humble beginnings as a Spitalfields food truck to a full blown sandwich restaurant and dive bar in Fitzrovia, Passyunk Avenue has arrived in its new bricks-and-mortar form to ply us with cheesesteaks, meatball sandwiches and scrapple - a type of pork meatloaf.
In a nutshell: Street food and crazy golf on Oxford Street
Where is it? 15 John Prince’s Street, London W1G 0AB
Why should you care? If you do like to be beside the seaside, head down to the newest Swingers, which will be opening up in the former BHS flagship building off Oxford Street to bring you cocktails, crazy golf, and loads of street food vendors, including one famously Instagrammable dessert seller.
In a nutshell: Tomos Parry goes it alone
Where is it? Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ
Why should you care? The ex Kitty Fishers chef is opening his own place in Shoreditch with a mix of cooking on fire, Welsh and Basque cuisine.
In a nutshell: The third venue from the hugely popular ramen joint
Where is it? 35 Upper Street, London N1 0PN
Why should you care? Fans of Kanada-Ya will already know the deal: big, soupy bowls of rich broth, served with springy noodles cooked to your preferred level of firmness, likely preceded by a lengthy, but worthwhile session spent queuing outside.
In a nutshell: Korean fried chicken and beer
Where is it? 18 Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 7AB
Why should you care? Hammersmith is getting a huge new palace to Korean fried chicken wings and beer and this branch of Wing Wing has two private karaoke dining rooms too.
In a nutshell: Wine-driven neighbourhood restaurant in Dalston
Where is it? 378 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
Why should you care? Driven by a regularly-changing wine list and with a wonderful sounding menu, this Kingsland Road wine bar meets restaurant and larder is right on the money.
In a nutshell: City poké spot
Where is it? 4-6 New London Street, London. EC3R 7NA
Why should you care? Fenchurch Street is the latest part of the City to get its own poké restaurant and Honi Poké is open from breakfast through to post work sustenance.
In a nutshell: Award-winning pizza
Where is it? 622 High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 3DA
Why should you care? Massively popular local pizzeria Yard Sale continue their expansion with a fourth base in Leytonstone.
In a nutshell: Cinnamon heads south
Where is it? Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea Power Station, London SW8
Why should you care? Battersea Power Station's gradual transformation into a nightlife hub continues with the arrival of a Cinnamon Kitchen from the Cinnamon Collection. Head down for laid-back Indian food and drink within the building's iconic arches, and try to nab one of their covetable outdoor Thameside seats.
In a nutshell: Central Asian Knightsbridge hotspot
Where is it? 14-15 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NQ
Why should you care? Taking over three floors of a townhouse on Beauchamp Place, Osh will mix in traditional Uzbek food with more international dishes and there'll be a top floor cocktail lounge too.
In a nutshell: Neighbourhood spot in West Hampstead
Where is it? 238 West End Lane, London NW6 1LG
Why should you care? An ex Ledbury and ToastED chef is in the kitchen for this new West Hampstead opening which has a strong brunch offering and will offer a regularly changing menu.
In a nutshell: Vegan kebabs go permanent
Where is it? 89-91 Bayham St, Camden Town, London NW1 0AG
Why should you care? Boxpark vegan favourites What The Pitta are putting down roots and opening their first restaurant in Camden so North Londoners can get their grill on.
In a nutshell: Levantine spot on Marylebone Lane
Where is it? 56-58 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NX
Why should you care? The couple who opened turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch are behind this new Eastern Mediterranean kitchen on Marylebone Lane and they've been inspired by their family heritage.
In a nutshell: Fourth year-round site for Street Feast crowd
Where is it? 14 Plumstead Rd, Woolwich, London SE18
Why should you care? Taking over the Plumstead Road Covered Market for two year prior to the area's redevelopment, the latest Street Feast market will feature 8 street food traders, three bars and seating for up to 300.
In a nutshell: Welsh food but not a Welsh restaurant
Where is it? Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Why should you care? Odette's chef Bryn Williams is set to open a fruit and veg focused restaurant overlooking the river at Somerset House.
In a nutshell: Ex-Nopi chef's first solo venture
Where is it? 4 St James's Market St. James’s London SW1Y 4QU
Why should you care? The former Head Chef of Nopi breaks out on his own with his first solo venture in the St James Market development in central London.
In a nutshell: Artisanal baked goods in Bloomsbury
Where is it? 35 Colonnade, London WC1N 1JA
Why should you care? Breakfasts, lunches, sourdough cakes and other bakes to go - and a sliver of space to sit in - at Bloomsbury’s new craft baker, and plenty for gluten-free and vegans.
In a nutshell: Popular Middle East restaurant comes to London.
Where is it? 1-3 Pont St, Belgravia, London SW1X 9EJ
Why should you care? Abd el Wahab is a popular group of Middle Eastern restaurants and has come to London - bringing along a mix of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cooking with it.
In a nutshell: All-avocado restaurant hits Covent Garden
Where is it? 18 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DS
Why should you care? Wondering if we've gone peak London? Wonder no further as Covent Garden prepares to welcome the city's first permanent avocado all day restaurant.
In a nutshell: Steak and sushi bar with DIY hot stone cooking
Where is it? 9 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ
Why should you care? If you enjoy an interactive dining experience this new steak and sushi spot delivers main courses to you ready to cook over a hot stone.
In a nutshell: Late night Stroud Green sarnies
Where is it? 20 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EA
Why should you care? Finsbury Park gets a tiny hole in the wall sandwich shop aimed at chefs coming off shift and other late ngiht stop outs.
In a nutshell: Latin American cuisine in Lambeth
Where is it? 4-5 London Road, London SE1 6JZ
Why should you care? Paladar is aiming to bring the best of Latin America to Lambeth, drawing from areas as wide as Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.Expect a varied menu as well as a bodega where you can stock up, and a courtyard garden for warmer weather.
In a nutshell: Market trader turns Mayfair cafe owner
Where is it? 83 Duke Street, London W1K 5PF
Why should you care? Farmers' market stalwart Popina are moving into bricks and mortar with their first cafe and deli just south of Oxford Street.
In a nutshell: Neighbourhood food & wine spot in Walthamstow
Where is it? 149 Forest Road, London E17 6HE
Why should you care? The folk behind Walthamstow's Forest Wines have opened up their first restaurant, just down the road from their wine store.
In a nutshell: Yakitori, izakaya and karaoke in Covent Garden
Where is it? 15 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JZ
Why should you care? Sake and karaoke is a winning combination, but if you’re not feeling quite brave enough to head to Jidori’s basement karaoke booth, there’ll be plenty of yakitori and other Japanese treats to keep you entertained.
In a nutshell: Grilled cheese sarnies to go
Where is it? 170 Victoria Street, London SW1V 2NE
Why should you care? Nova Victoria is getting a new grilled cheese sarnie kiosk where the fillings include lobster and Korean BBQ pork.
In a nutshell: Build your own sandwiches with this US chain
Where is it? Central St Giles Piazza, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AB
Why should you care? Another US chain is looking to make a splash in London with the arrival of Which Wich. It's a build your own sandwich place with all manner of options available to you.
In a nutshell: Harrods gets a new in-store restaurant
Where is it? Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care? As part of Harrods overhaul of its Fine Watch department the store is opening up a Chucs so you can contemplate your most recent timepiece purchase over a plate of pasta or a negroni.
In a nutshell: Top rotating restaurants in a new food hall
Where is it? 122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V
Why should you care? Hammersmith shopping complex Kings Mall gets a lot more exciting with the arrival of Feast Canteen, a serious new food court from the Pergola crew that’ll be hosting popular names from the London restaurant world, doing sit in, take out and yes, even Deliveroo.
In a nutshell: Top coffee served and brewed every which way
Where is it? 8 D’Arblay Street, Soho, London W1F 8DP
Why should you care? Bored of watery flat whites and uninspiring lattes? We don't blame you. But now those who know their nitro from their cold brew can head to the new 39 Steps coffeeshop on Soho's happening D'Arblay Street, where head roaster Jens will be deploying his caffeine-based knowhow with beans from all over the world, plus cold press juices and a food menu that looks very promising.
In a nutshell: Chicken wings and cocktails in the city
Where is it? 30 - 33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD
Why should you care? The duo behind Randy’s Wing Bar love chicken wings, so much so they even once drove across the US in the hunt for the best sauce. Now they’re branching out from their original Hackney Wick base to bring all that saucey, chickeny goodness to hungry folk in the City.
In a nutshell: Contemporary pizza in Battersea
Where is it? 6a-4, Battersea Rise, London SW1 1ED
Why should you care? A new pizzeria is coming to Battersea with a creative list of toppings, starter plates, and cocktails - including a smoked chocolate Manhattan…
In a nutshell: Taiwanese in Tooting.
Where is it? 113 Mitcham Road, Tooting, London SW17 9PE
Why should you care? From the people behind Taiwanese Peckham success, Mr Bao, comes the next restaurant Daddy Bao - with bao buns aplenty.
In a nutshell: Ramen in Battersea.
Where is it? Arch 755, Battersea Power Station Arches, SW8 5BN
Why should you care? Tonkotsu are opening their latest ramen restaurant at Battersea Power Station. Expect all your favourite ramen, gyoza and lots more.
In a nutshell: 11 seater restaurant from the Palomar folk
Where is it? 28 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DJ
Why should you care? Downstairs from their pub The Blue Posts is the latest restaurant by the people behind The Palomar. It's a small counter dining affair with only 11 seats at the counter.
In a nutshell: Cakes and treats in Marylebone
Where is it? 56 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1HF
Why should you care? This is from Bea Vo (who originally set up Bea's of Bloomsbury) and it's the second Butterscotch in London after the successful opening at White City. Expect all kinds of afternoon tea, a porridge bar and more sweet treats.
In a nutshell: Trendy vegan food from across the pond
Where is it? 34-43 Russel Street, London WC2B 5HA
Why should you care? Everything about By Chloe. screams NYC cool, from the full stop in its name to its determination to call itself ‘plant-based’ instead of just plain vegan. But aside from that, there’s more than enough to draw in animal-loving punters - from its super central Covent Garden location to its vegan mac and cheese and quinoa taco salad.
In a nutshell: Contemporary fish and chips
Where is it? 5 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PA
Why should you care? Forget your greasy local frier - Clerkenwell’s new fish and chip restaurant United Chip’s all about the millennial pink, Bangkok prawn burgers and complimentary aioli.
In a nutshell: Prosecco, cicchetti and bellinis
Where is it? 1 Crown Square, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SE
Why should you care? Nestled amid one of One Tower Bridge's high-spec luxury apartment developments comes Prosecco House, a new bar that'll serve nothing but bottles of spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo Prosecco, and a few cichetti to tide you over. But don't be put off by the surroundings - prices look very reasonable indeed, and bottles will be available to takeaway too.
In a nutshell: Wood-fired pizzas with some special doughs.
Where is it? 61 Blythe Road, London W14 0HP
Why should you care? After a successful first restaurant on Holloway Road, this is the follow-up from Zia Lucia. Expect the same 48 hour fermented doughs (including charcoal) and toppings that include truffled honey.
In a nutshell: All day Med-themed dining and drinking
Where is it? 31 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4PP, UK
Why should you care? Marylebone’s new spot is a cafe by day, bar by night, and comes with a sunshine-soaked Mediterranean-themed menu, plus an indoor garden for you to enjoy.
In a nutshell: Korean chicken from the On the Bab folks.
Where is it? 1 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DA
Why should you care? Sweet soy fried chicken, barbecue chicken, chicken noodle soup… Linda Lee’s newest Korean restaurant is based in Covent Garden and is all about the poultry.
In a nutshell: Health-conscious Aussie food and boozy superfood smoothies.
Where is it? 9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Why should you care? After a well-matched first-floor takeover of Oxford Street’s hip Sweaty Betty gym shop, Farm Girl are on the move again to Chelsea, where they’ll be opening their third cafe and their first ever dinner menu.
In a nutshell: A new wine bar for the City
Where is it? 8 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH
Why should you care? This will be the fourth Humble Grape in London, with a huge amount of wine to drink there or take away. And a seasonal menu on top of that too.
In a nutshell: Ex Barrafina chef Nieves Barragan opens her own restaurant.
Where is it? 35 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BR
Why should you care? They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant.
In a nutshell: Top pizza joint goes central
Where is it? 160 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6YR
Why should you care? “Quality and quantity at honest prices” is Santa Maria’s motto, something they apply to all their affordable, authentic and outright delicious pizzas, which have earned them plenty of accolades and awards since opening in Ealing in 2010, and later in Chelsea. Now they’re finally making the move to Central London, and boy are we ever excited…
In a nutshell: Traditional Sichuan hot pots
Where is it? 10 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, W1D 5PD
Why should you care? There are 80 ingredients for you to build your ideal hotpot from at this sizable new Chinatown restaurant, from traditional tripe and aorta to Wagyu beef and seafood.
In a nutshell: Middle Eastern food with a modern twist
Where is it? 21 Piazza Walk, London E1 8QH
Why should you care? Murat Kilic and Pierre Apri have taken some hefty inspiration from the region, but given it a European flavour, meaning Amber's menu is Middle Eastern food, but not as you know it, making it a perfect fit for its high end Piazza Square address.
In a nutshell: Contemporary all-day British food
Where is it? 16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0TA
Why should you care? Another smart-yet-relaxed cafe from London’s famously exclusive upmarket The Ivy. Expect a lavish menu of classic British food, a gorgeous interior and covetable terrace seating overlooking Greenwich Park.
In a nutshell: Grilled meat, fish and veggie food
Where is it? 184 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES
Why should you care? In the 80’s, Alex Giri opened West London’s Canal Brasserie. Now, 30 years later, she’s back with her son Oscar in tow to bring flexitarian food to Notting Hill’s Kensington Park Road, with a separate cocktail bar featuring sharing plates.
In a nutshell: Doughnuts and coffee
Where is it? 13 Newman Street London W1T 1PB
Why should you care? Fitzrovia is the latest London location to see a Crosstown doughnut and coffee bar open up. And this one will be entirely cash-free.
In a nutshell: Classic coastal Italian food from The Dairy crowd
Where is it? 148 Clapham Manor St, London SW4 6BX
Why should you care? It's farewell to The Manor and hello to Sorella, a new Italian restaurant from The Dairy group that'll be springing up in its place. Inside, expect loads of food inspired by the sun drenched Amalfi coast, where chef Robin Gill spent considerable time learning the culinary ropes.
In a nutshell: French food, Champagne and a Soho boutique hotel
Where is it? 29 Romilly St, London W1D 5HP
Why should you care? Nearly 150 years ago, Auguste Kettner opened Kettner’s, which was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. Now after a brief lull, it’s reopening with more French food, bath loads of Champagne and looking more gorgeous than ever. Eyes peeled for the stunning 18th century spiral staircase...
In a nutshell: Lots of beers, shortlist of burgers
Where is it? 464 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
Why should you care? Expect a lot of craft beer and a shortlist of burgers on the menu at this new tap room and burger joint opening on Dalston's Kingsland Road.
In a nutshell: The ramen restaurant comes to Nova
Where is it? Nova, 9 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5DJ
Why should you care? Ramen comes to Victoria's Nova in the shape of Bone Daddies. Expect all the favourites as well as a katsu curry section and new maki rolls (soft launch until 31 Jan).
In a nutshell: Crepes and galettes from northern France
Where is it? 14 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
Why should you care? A modern crêperie is coming to Spitalfields, and you’ll be able to take your pick of toppings, or head to the Le Moulin speakeasy in the back where staff will be on hand to mix you up calvados cocktails... (soft launch from 16-27 Jan)
In a nutshell: Authentic Thai cafe grub from Bangkok
Where is it? 37 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB
Why should you care? South East Asia's beloved The Greyhound Cafe springs up in London with a menu packed with modern Thai-style cooking imported all the way from Bangkok.
In a nutshell: Indie spot in an area of chains
Where is it? 48 Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1NH
Why should you care? This new independent all day restaurant and bar hopes to bring a little of the buzz of Tel Aviv style cafes to this part of Hampstead.
In a nutshell: International ramen chain’s third London restaurant
Where is it? 31A Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND
Why should you care? With more than 240 restaurants in 13 countries around the world, including Japan, slick ramen chain Ippudo is no stranger to new openings. Now they're opening the doors on their third London branch in Charing Cross, where they'll also be providing takeaway until the evening.
In a nutshell: Jamaican food in Shoreditch
Where is it? Boxpark Units 44 & 45 , 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY
Why should you care? Two years ago, Rudie's opened up in Dalston. Now, they’re heading down the road to Shoreditch’s Boxpark where they’ll be catering for the lunch crowd with their new “grab-and-go” Boxfood, as well as reinventing some of their classic menu options as smaller, tapas version.(soft launch until 14 Jan)
In a nutshell: Simon Rogan in London
Where is it? 5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB
Why should you care? Simon Rogan's Roganic returns to the same street as the original, but this time as a permanent fixture.
In a nutshell: Peckham gets a South Afrian inspired eatery
Where is it? 119 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2EZ
Why should you care? South African-inspired dishes with locally foraged ingredients make the arrival of Kudu in Peckham one to put on the to-try list.
In a nutshell: Crab and a lot more in Carnaby
Where is it? 21 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5QA
Why should you care? They've been popping up around town for the past few years, but now shellfish specialists Claw have found their own spot. Expect lots of crab and plenty of surf and turf options too. (soft launch 8 to 11 January)
In a nutshell: Baked goods galore
Where is it? 21 Beak Street, London, W1F 9RR
Why should you care? There’s no stopping Borough Market bakers Bread Ahead, who continue to pop up all over London with their sourdoughs, doughnuts and hot, comforting breakfasts.
In a nutshell: All day dining in Stockwell
Where is it? 169 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XW
Why should you care? A new all-day destination is coming to Stockwell with the impressive pedigree of the people behind Waterloo's Anchor and Hope in charge.
In a nutshell: Authentic egg pasta in Hoxton
Where is it? 37A Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN
Why should you care? If you want the best egg pasta in Italy, so they say, you have to go to the Emilia Romagna region where it was created. But if you can’t *quite* justify getting on a plane yet then Hoxton Square’s new Italian Via Emilia looks like the next best thing, and in traditional Italian style, they’re keeping it ultra simple with eight pastas, one pudding and a wine list that’s short but sweet.
In a nutshell: Modern British grub on Newington Green
Where is it? 47 Newington Green, London, N16 9PX
Why should you care? Joining the flurry of openings in N16 comes Bergen House, with a menu laden with choices, from grazing plates to sharers for two, Sunday roasts, specials, affordable wines and a classic English pudding selection.
In a nutshell: French cuisine with a Japanese twist
Where is it? 98 Lillie Road, London SW6 7SR
Why should you care? After a stint roving around London, Gerald and Ko of Bistro’s Mirey have decided to settle in Fulham, where they’ll be continuing to whip up seasonal dishes from a short menu that's big on French and Japanese flavours.
In a nutshell: Sushi and sashimi for Fitzrovia
Where is it? 64 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4QD
Why should you care? Ex-Chisou Head Chef Kodi heads up the team behind this new sushi restaurant on Charlotte Street, so there are high expectations here.
In a nutshell: Casual bistro dining from a promising chef
Where is it? 70-74 City Road, London EC1
Why should you care? Well done Silicon Roundabout. Not only has the area lured Foley’s to open the new Italian Passo on City Road, but now the same little corner is set to be the home of Niall Davidson’s first restaurant, Nuala, a cosy-sounding sounding affair with lots of inventive riffs on classic countryside cuisine, a central firepit and trad Irish music to see you through the evening.
In a nutshell: World's 50 Best Indian restaurant comes to London
Where is it? 16 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
Why should you care? It's opened in New Delhi and New York and now Indian Accent's coming to London - taking over from Chor Bizarre (owned by the same restaurant group). AND the original is on the World's 50 Best List.
In a nutshell: Local Islington all-day cafe
Where is it? 274B St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LJ
Why should you care? Replacing Nanna's in Islington is St Paul, a new all-day cafe. Expect cakes, pastries, small plates and more.
In a nutshell: Seafood, oysters and more at the Power station.
Where is it? Unit 26, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, 188 Kirtling Street, London, SW11 8EZ
Why should you care? Wright Brothers have some very highly rated seafood restaurants dotted across town and this sees them opening in the area around the iconic Battersea Power Station.
In a nutshell: French food, Leicester Square style
Where is it? Victory House Hotel, 14 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BZ
Why should you care? The folk behind Randall and Aubin are behind a new bistro that's just opened on Leicester Square, covering all the French-inspired bases a visitor to Central could need, from pancakes to fish and chips and steak.
In a nutshell: Premium poke in Marylebone
Where is it? 5 Thayer St, Marylebone, London W1U 3JG
Why should you care? Hippy Fish will let you create your perfect poke bowl from a selection of upmarket ingredients, or select a pre-made bowl like their premium lobster and black caviar.
In a nutshell: City pub with a Henry Harris menu
Where is it? 28 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2BA
Why should you care? This is one of three London pubs that will have new menus from much-loved chef Henry Harris.
In a nutshell: Global flavours with an Aussie brasserie twist
Where is it? 30 Hill Street, Richmond, TW9 1TW
Why should you care? Turkish brunch (with optional vegemite) in the morning or Korean chicken cooked in a wood-fired oven in the evening, and steaks and lobsters too - if you’re after seriously global flavours then Antipodea's latest spot will be just the job.
In a nutshell: Peckham's car park gets a lot more food and drink
Where is it? 95a Rye Lane, London SE15 4TG
Why should you care? Peckham’s multi-storey car park is about to get a massive facelift when it becomes Peckham Levels, a new local hub that’ll be using two of its 10 storeys as a new home for seven vendors serving up local street food, a cafe, and two new bars like Made of Dough’s Lady Godiva.
In a nutshell: Yakitori, sushi and creative Japanese cuisine from this Danish import
Where is it? 3 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5EB
Why should you care? Danish-Japanese brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek bring their creative take on traditional Japanese food to Victoria’s Nova development. It’ll be spread across two floors, have a separate bar and a special Wagyu beef tartare sushi - just in case you’re not in the mood for fish.
In a nutshell: White City gets the Pergola treatment
Where is it? White City Place, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TU
Why should you care? There's really no stopping the Pergola team it seems, who are launching yet another all-in-one, behemoth food and drink complex. This time, they'll be overhauling the BBC's former HQ into a 5,000 sq ft restaurant hub with rotating vendors. First up - Del 74, and Morty & Bob's...
In a nutshell: Regional Italian food in Kensington
Where is it? 276-280 Kensington High Street, London W8 6ND
Why should you care? Enoteca Rosso is trying to do things a little differently from your average Italian restaurant by focusing on accessible vintage wines, attempting a ravioli inspired by a full English, promising obscure charcuterie and offering everything in a size of your preference.
In a nutshell: All day contemporary British dining from the people behind The Ivy
Where is it? Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
Why should you care? This new Granary Square opening (taking the space from Grain Store) from the team behind the Ivy Collection is aiming to cater for everyone.
In a nutshell: Harry's Bar goes Italian
Where is it? 27-31 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1BB
Why should you care? Caprice Holdings are at it again with another new opening in London. This time around, it's a loosely 50's/60's Italian themed bar and restaurant with its own terrace.
In a nutshell: The next restaurant from the people behind The Ten Cases.
Where is it? 39 Endell St, London WC2H 9BA
Why should you care? The Ten Cases is growing again - this time across the road, where they're opening a restaurant that's all about seafood.
In a nutshell: The latest pub from Cubitt House, this time in Marylebone.
Where is it? 88 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2PY
Why should you care? The people behind pubs like The Thomas Cubitt have taken over this 140-year-old pub for a full renovation. Expect a new British menu, an underground cocktail bar and more.
In a nutshell: The Palomar pub
Where is it? 28 Rupert St, London W1D 6DJ
Why should you care? The people behind The Palomar and The Barbary are opening a pub in Chinatown. It'll be a three-floor affair including a basement kitchen counter and a cocktail bar.
In a nutshell: Korean in Soho from Koba and On the Bab chef
Where is it? 9a Archer Street, London, W1D 7AX
Why should you care? A new, two-storey Korean food hub arrives in Soho from the chef behind Koba and On the Bab, who'll not only be bringing several signature dishes from her other restaurants, but a retail section for all your home cooking needs, a separate salad bar with Korean poke rice, and a very interesting sounding rice dispenser...
In a nutshell: Popular udon noodles in Bloomberg Arcade
Where is it? 10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR
Why should you care? Koya is legendary for its affordable, authentic approach to Japanese udon noodles. Now, they're heading to the City, with new dishes, breakfast, and a bar filled with sake.
In a nutshell: Leandro Carreira's solo venture
Where is it? 36 Snowsfields Yard, London SE1 3QQ
Why should you care? One of London's most prolific and popular pop-up chefs is finally settling down and opening a permanent restaurant in the Snowsfields Yard development in London Bridge.
In a nutshell: Steak, fish and veg in an iconic Soho cinema.
Where is it? 42-44 Great Windmill Street, Soho W1D 7NB
Why should you care? It’s been 15 years since Sophie Bathgate and Rupert Power set up their Chelsea steakhouse inspired by the steakhouses of New York. Now they’ve moved to Soho’s iconic Moulin Cinema for a huge new project, where there’ll be an onsite butchery to dry age the beef, a 2.5m tall infiernillo grill and "American-sized" martinis.
In a nutshell: A mix of French, Persian and Korean cuisine.
Where is it? 20 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SX
Why should you care? Yuma Hashemi has been all over, from Portugal to San Francisco. Now he’s opened his first ever solo restaurant in London. It’ll be loosely French themed, with a Persian and Korean twist, and you can expect to see more than a bit of preserving and fermenting...
In a nutshell: Popular Stokie brunch spot heads up West
Where is it? Unit G9, Kingly Court, Carnaby St, Carnaby, W1B 5PW
Why should you care? Expect great brunches and a whole lot of babka as the boys behind N16's Israeli/Canadian cafe expand to the melting pot of Kingly Court.
In a nutshell: Successful UK Thai restaurant comes to London.
Where is it? Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EQ
Why should you care? After a more-than-successful run opening new restaurants up and down the country, Giggling Squid have finally taken the plunge in the capital by deciding to open a branch in South West London, bringing with them lots of traditional Thai flavours, plus a separate vegetarian and children’s menu.
In a nutshell: It's all about pickling and fermenting
Where is it? Dalston Lane Terrace, London E8 1FE
Why should you care? This latest opening from the folk behind Rawduck and Ducksoup will be an all day diner, wine bar AND neighbourhood store.
In a nutshell: Wine shop and restaurant in Highbury.
Where is it? 220 St Pauls Road London N1 2LL
Why should you care? Taking over the spot vacated by Prawn on the Lawn, this is a new wine shop and restaurant in Islington - run by half of both Oklava and Boustead & Bidois.
In a nutshell: Soba noodles from Paris
Where is it? 5 Arundel Street, WC2R 3DX
Why should you care? After success in the charming St Germain de Prés area of Paris, soba specialists Yen are now making the move to London, bringing with them their traditional Japanese noodles, tempura, and a sushi counter.
In a nutshell: Michelin-starred Cantonese and dim sum from Hong Kong.
Where is it? 6 St Thomas Street, Southwark, London SE1 9RY
Why should you care? After setting down roots in 11 spots in Hong Kong, Duddell's is making the leap to the UK, opening its first overseas restaurant in the palatial St Thomas Church in London Bridge.
In a nutshell: City bar and restaurant
Where is it? 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HN
Why should you care? Those who work in the Square Mile will most likely be familiar with the ETM Group's style by now - ritzy, brasserie-style dining with a something-for-everyone menu and well dressed wait staff. Now they're making the move to Broadgate with the greenhouse-inspired Broadleaf, bringing a big open plan kitchen, a bar laden with cocktails and shuffleboard.
In a nutshell: Wahaca tests new dishes on the public
Where is it? 140 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4SD
Why should you care? If you know the Wahaca menu like the back of your hand, then get down to Shoreditch where you can be the first to try, and rate brand new concoctions from the Mexican chain, before they get rolled out nationwide, or send back to the drawing room.
In a nutshell: Indian small plates for West London.
Where is it? Barkers Arcade, Kensington High Street, London, W8 4EP
Why should you care? Having conquered other areas of town, Dishoom is now heading out west, landing their next small plates restaurant in Kensington.
In a nutshell: Trendy tacos, tostadas and margaritas in Dalston.
Where is it? 129 Kingsland High street, London. E8 2PB
Why should you care? Since opening in Clapton, this trendy little taqueria has enjoyed a pretty meteoric rise in popularity, so it was only a matter of time before the Del 74 lads branched out. The new Dalston restaurant will provide all the dishes you know and love, plus an extended menu and mezcal bottles for sharing (or shooting) with the rest of the table....
The Square (refurb)
In a nutshell: Luxurious French food in Mayfair
Where is it? 6-10 Bruton St, Mayfair, London W1J 6PU
Why should you care? Clément Leroy helped earn Paris’s Restaurant Guy Savoy its third Michelin star, shuns butter and cream in favour of lightness and texture, and is the new head chef at swish Mayfair restaurant The Square.
In a nutshell: Meat for the City
Where is it? 30 Old Bailey, Ludgate, London EC4M 7AU
Why should you care? They've already had big success in Soho with another offshoot in Harvey Nichols. Now the next main Zelman Meats is coming to the City - expect lots of cuts of meats and some rotisserie chicken too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 21 November 2017
In a nutshell: Fried chicken sarnies for Shoreditch
Where is it? 22 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3DY
Why should you care? Award-winning chicken trader completes the move from street food to permanent spot with the opening of their first place in Shoreditch. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 21 November 2017
In a nutshell: All-day authentic Italian
Where is it? 80 City Road, London EC1Y 2AS
Why should you care? The team behind Foleys and the Rum Kitchen are heading to Old Street where they’re opening a pretty sizeable new restaurant, which will be serving Italian-via-LA cuisine from 7am to midnight all week long.
In a nutshell: Hearty food and drink for cyclists
Where is it? 16 - 18 Ritherdon Road, London SW17 8QD
Why should you care? Very good news for South London bike lovers - the ever popular Putney cycle caf Dynamo has branched out to Balham, bringing its range of hearty food, cold drinks, coffees and to the cycling community.
In a nutshell: Stokie cafe and work hub
Where is it? 5 Arundel Street, WC2R 3DX
Why should you care? Stoke Newington Church Street is getting an all day cafe with a separate work hub - perfect for local freelancers who love their coffee.
In a nutshell: Greek and Turkish food in Chinatown
Where is it? 36-40 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DR
Why should you care? The people behind Marylebone's Yosma are opening a second venue in London. This time it'll be focused on Greek and Turkish food with seafood and grilled dishes on the menu.
In a nutshell: Jamavar does Mumbai street food
Where is it? 9 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2PA
Why should you care? There's every reason to get excited about this new opening from Jamavar chef Rohit Ghai. Inspired by the street food of Mumbai, the new restaurant offers lunchtime tiffins, with a menu and is packed full of exciting, seasonal ingredients we've never heard of cooked, by someone who definitely knows what he's doing.
In a nutshell: Swanky cocktails and all day dining
Where is it? Cannon Green, 27 Bush Lane, London EC4R 0AA
Why should you care? The Listing is the latest offering (the 22nd, in fact) from the Drake & Morgan group, which is also behind City favourite The Anthologist. It looks to continue things in a similar vein, with a luxuriously decked out interior, all day dining, and a cocktails list that include hot toddies...
In a nutshell: Two bars, four restaurants, and lots of outdoor space.
Where is it? 14 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London SW6 1TT
Why should you care? The Pergola team getting very good indeed at this whole alfresco foodie hub lark. And they're showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement they've just got their hands on not one but *four* buildings in West Brompton, which they're linking together with a walkway that'll host Patty & Bun, MAM and more.
In a nutshell: Takeaway wine on tap
Where is it? 39 Balls Pond Rd, London N1 4BW
Why should you care? Need some vino? Skip the bottles and go straight for reusable, eco-friendly bags at Weino BIB, the new permanent shop from craft wine lovers BIB, who’ll have a staggering 20 taps for you to fill up at, plus deli snacks any you can sit down for a drink there too.
In a nutshell: Health-conscious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern
Where is it? Mortimer House, Mortimer Street, W1T 3JH
Why should you care? You’ll normally need a membership to gain access to Mortimer House, Fitzrovia’s new “premium workspace and wellbeing destination”. Or skip that part, and head straight to the restaurant for all-day dining. Plus, for avo fiends - the breakfast menu has a separate avocado section...
In a nutshell: Inventive dishes in an inventive setting in Shoreditch
Where is it? 97 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS
Why should you care? We’re not sure which bit of Rascals to tell you about first. There’s the waterproof room with half off on Champagne, the bottomless pizza, or the Wheel of Misfortune with wooden stocks for the “losers”... plus creative cocktails, a mad menu and a retro dessert trolley for all your tableside flambéing needs.
In a nutshell: Modern, casual Australian food in Stoke Newington
Where is it? 214 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7HU
Why should you care? After years cooking around the world, Australian chef Alexis Noble has finally decided on northeast London as the home of her new restaurant Wander. There’ll be a regularly changing menu full of seasonal, Aussie-style cuisine, with a heavy Asian influence (and a soundtrack of Kanye West....)
In a nutshell: Mazzei by the river
Where is it? Circus West Village, Sopwith Way, London SW8 4NN
Why should you care? Chef Francesco Mazzei plans his third restaurant for D&D with a riverside restaurant as part of the huge Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
In a nutshell: Friendly, top notch coffee in Soho
Where is it? 4 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT
Why should you care? Promising “consistently excellent cup, visit after visit,” Over Under Coffee is a friendly, community-focused venture, with a menu heavy on local produce, including coffee beans sourced from Brixton’s Assembly.
In a nutshell: Crouch Hill gets a new neighbourhood spot
Where is it? 4 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AU
Why should you care? A few minutes walk from Finsbury Park, this section of Stroud Green meets Crouch Hill is getting to be a pretty interesting foodie hotspot.
In a nutshell: Mahiki goes west and adds a new restaurant.
Where is it? Mahiki Kensington, 2A Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT
Why should you care? Central London's legendary nightclub Mahiki is getting a sister venue in Kensington, with a Polynesian-themed restaurant inside called Pufferfish. But will its tableside-seared salmon, champagne-topped treasure chests and tropical cocktails reel in the celebs like its Mayfair branch?
In a nutshell: Pastas, small plates and local Italian wines in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 45 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DQ
Why should you care? Picking up from where Sardo left off, the La Tagliata team are moving into Grafton Way with their traditional Italian cooking, which means masses of tagliatelle, plus a wine bar where you’ll be able to get your hands on 50 different bottles.
In a nutshell: Cheese toasties in Soho
Where is it? 72 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TD
Why should you care? They say they'll be serving "the best grilled cheese sandwiches London has ever tasted, made with the finest Poilâne sourdough, huge amounts of mature West Country cheddar and a good dash of old-school New York grilling expertise."
In a nutshell: The 108 Garage team's three story Notting Hill follow-up.
Where is it? 36 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
Why should you care? With the success of 108 Garage behind them, the same team are opening Southam Street. This is a three storey place taking in a grill, raw bar and champagne bar too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Late October 2017
In a nutshell: Fresh pastas and Italian cocktail slushies from Stevie Parle
Where is it? 19 Ganton St, London W1F 7BU
Why should you care? Pastaio is Italian for someone who makes pasta by hand - something you can expect plenty of in the latest venture by Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft) in Soho. Based on his track record, and his limitless enthusiasm for the dish, we’re expecting very good things…
In a nutshell: Aussie doughnut chain hits London
Where is it? 96 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5EB
Why should you care? Popular Australian doughnut company is on the move and the first of a UK rollout will be its store/window on Shaftesbury Avenue.
In a nutshell: Follow up to the Soho smash hit.
Where is it? 64 Shoreditch High Street London E1 6JJ
Why should you care? The first Smoking Goat in Soho, and the follow up Kiln have both been huge hits. So this bigger Smoking Goat in Shoreditch should follow that trend. Expect a canteen-style atmosphere, Thai dishes that change depending on produce and a lot of Thai BBQ too.
In a nutshell: Eclair specialists set up in Soho
Where is it? 60 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 6AW
Why should you care? Popular high end patisseris Maitre Choux is expanding and its first new site is on Soho's Dean Street where there'll be more seats to sit in and enjoy their Insta-friendly eclairs.
In a nutshell: Dog-friendly Megan's heads to Parson's Green
Where is it? Unit B, 57-69 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4JA
Why should you care? Children and dogs are equally welcome at Megan's new spot on Parson's Green Lane, a quaint little fairy-lit restaurant that'll be serving all day brunches, coffees and sourdough pizzas.
In a nutshell: Empanadas and helados ice-cream
Where is it? 27-29 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4QR
Why should you care? After getting properly settled in Paris, Clasico Argentino has made the hop to London, bringing empanadas galore to their cosy Mayfair premises plus a food truck that’ll be parked near Broadgate and a doorstep near you via Deliveroo.
In a nutshell: Simple, affordably priced Italian.
Where is it? 214 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3TQ
Why should you care? There are just eight pastas on the menu at Flour & Grape, who aim to create a beautifully pared back selection of Italian antipasti, pasta and gelato. They promise very reasonable prices, pasta to go and a very healthy (and affordable) wine list.
In a nutshell: The burger masters come to the City.
Where is it? 16 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR
Why should you care? Bleecker are bringing their next burger restaurant to the shiny new Bloomberg Arcade. With more seats than ever before but the same great burgers.
In a nutshell: Freshly-ground burgers in King's Cross
Where is it? The Urbanest Building, 25-27 Canal Reach, London N1C 4DD
Why should you care? Cut+Grind is a burger joint with a difference, where the burgers are all ground in full view, and the meat changes on a weekly basis. So you're looking at a very fresh burger here...
In a nutshell: West London gets a new burrito and taco joint
Where is it? 275 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR
Why should you care? Popular Shepherds Bush Mexican Killer Tomato is expanding, opening a second restaurant - also in West London - on Portobello Road.
In a nutshell: Simon Rogan's experimental kitchen
Where is it? Central London
Why should you care? In advance of the much-anticipated return of Roganic, Simon Rogan's Aulis sets up a new spot in London. It's an intimate 8-seater space that lets you preview food before it hits his restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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…
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.
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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