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All the new London restaurants - recently opened restaurants in London

Here's our complete guide to all the new London restaurants that have opened over the past year, the only guide to London's newest openings that you'll ever need.

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Opened in July 2024

Lahpet Larder

In a nutshell: Burmese in Bermondsey
Where is it?
Bermondsey - 39-45 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Why should you care?
Popular Burmese restaurant Lahpet has opened its third restaurant, with a focus on regional Burmese cooking styles and a shop for Burmese staples alongside.

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Bonoo

In a nutshell: A second Indian tapas restaurant.
Where is it?
Muswell Hill
Why should you care?
Having made it big in Hampstead, Bonoo have expanded their North London empire with a move to Muswell Hill. Their concept is Indian tapas - so a series of small plates covering food from all over India.

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Sandwich Sandwich

In a nutshell: Bespoke sandwiches come to town
Where is it?
City of London - 1 Gresham St, London EC2V 7BX
Why should you care?
They won the Uber Eats Restaurant of the Year award in 2023 and now this Bristol sandwich shop, with a dizzying array of options, has arrived in London. 

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The Hound

In a nutshell: The third JKS pub
Where is it?
Chiswick - 210 Chiswick High Rd., London W4 1PD
Why should you care?
The people behind Gymkhana (and Kitchen Table's James Knappett) have opened their third pub, following on from the success of The Cadogan Arms and The George. 

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Holy Carrot

In a nutshell: Wood-fired plants in Notting Hill
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 156 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 2EB
Why should you care?
Holy Carrot has appeared as pop-ups and residencies, but this sees the plant-based restaurant settling down, with Acme Fire Cult's Daniel Watkins coming in to create the menu.

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Kanpai Classic

In a nutshell: Grill your own Wagyu
Where is it?
Soho - 147-149 Wardour Street, London W1F 8WD
Why should you care?
They've been big in Taiwan and China and now this yakiniku restaurant has arrived in London, with a speciality of wagyu that you grill yourself over hot charcoal.

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Engel and Jang at The Royal Exchange

In a nutshell: Royal Exchange revamped
Where is it?
City of London - Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LL
Why should you care?
Ex-D&D CEO Des Gunewardenahas taken over a big space at the Royal Exchange, and is opening both a Japanese/Korean restaurant and a bar that looks back to 1920s Germany.

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Sol's

In a nutshell: Bayswater gets a wine bar
Where is it?
Bayswater - 25 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3ET
Why should you care?
The team behind Margate hot spot Fort Road (as well as Shreeji News and Foreign Exchange News) have opened this wine bar with a low-intervention, European-focused wine list and Med-led small plates.

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Ukiyo

In a nutshell: Japanese hand roll restaurant 
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 8 Slingsby Place, London WC2H 9JZ
Why should you care?
Ukiyo is a counter dining spot in The Yards development in Covent Garden that's serving up temaki and sashmi alongside a tight selection of hand rolls.

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Highroad Social

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood restaurant and seafood bar
Where is it?
Greenwich - 178 Greenwich High Rd, London SE10 8NN
Why should you care?
This takes over what was Rivington Greenwich and brings in ex-Chelsea Pig chef Fionnan Flood to head up the kitchen. The all-day menu features an extensive seafood bar. 

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Albert Schloss

In a nutshell: Beer hall in the Troc
Where is it?
Soho - 20-24 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 7EU
Why should you care?
Somewhat understatedly billed as a "bier + pleasure palace" this has taken over what used to be the Rainforest Cafe on Shaftesbury Avenue. Expect an Alpine theme matched with games, beers and German food. 

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Camden Courtyard

In a nutshell: Alfresco food and music space
Where is it?
Camden - 23 Kentish Town Road, London NW1 8NH
Why should you care?
This outdoor space comes from the people who own the Electric Ballroom, so you know the music offering will be on point, and that will be backed up with street food traders.

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Wood St Bear

In a nutshell: DJ Simon Bear does wine
Where is it?
Walthamstow - 135 Wood Street, London E17 3LX
Why should you care?
DJ Simon Bear, who's lived in the area for 12 years, is behind this new bar with a wine and craft beer offering as well as great cheese toasties and the finest pork pies on the side.

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Plates

In a nutshell: Great British menu winner's restaurant
Where is it?
Old Street - 320 Old Street, London EC1V 9DR
Why should you care?
Great British Menu 2024 winner Kirk Haworth has opened his own plant-based restaurant which will feature several of the dishes that won him the show.

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Harry's Victoria

In a nutshell: Harry's by the Station
Where is it?
Victoria - Terminal House, 52 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0AU
Why should you care?
Richard Caring has brought the Italian brasserie offshoot of Harry's Bar to a new development opposite Victoria station, serving up the usual mix of Italian food and cocktails.

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Dez Amore

In a nutshell: Italian pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
Chelsea - 273 Fulham Road, London SW10 9PZ
Why should you care?
Dez Amore have opened their first standalone restaurant with a mix of pasta, pizza and Tuscan burgers in a retro looking space.

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Xi Home

In a nutshell: XL soup dumplings and more.
Where is it?
City of London - 10 Blossom Street, London E1 6PL
Why should you care?
This is the latest home for Xi Home who have been big at Bang Bang Oriental. Here, it's all about the dumplings with over 20 options on the menu (including XL versions) along with various salads, BBQ skewers and noodle dishes.

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Opened in June 2024

Tollington's

In a nutshell: Four Legs fish bar
Where is it?
Finsbury Park - 172 Tollington Park, London N4 3AJ
Why should you care?
Four Legs, the team behind The Plimsoll, have opened their second restaurant just up the road. This time they've taken over a former fish and chip shop to launch a Spanish-style fish bar. 

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Mare St Market King's Cross

In a nutshell: A new King's Cross arcade
Where is it?
King's Cross - 10 Lewis Cubitt Square, London N1C 4BY
Why should you care?
 Five years after it first opened in Hackney, Mare Street Market has opened a second home, across town in North London which includes a restaurant, bar and multiple shops. 

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The Park

In a nutshell: Jeremy King returns
Where is it?
Hyde Park - 123 Bayswater Rd, London W2 3JH
Why should you care?
The latest from Jeremy King (following Arlington) is an American-inspired grand brasserie that, as he says, is "very much of the early 21st Century rather than 20th." 

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123V

In a nutshell: Alexis Gauthier vegan spin-off
Where is it?
Mayfair - 39 Brook Street, London W1K 4JE
Why should you care?
What was once Native at Browns is now 123V at Browns as Alexis Gauthier's vegan restaurant takes over, with plant-based sushi and lots more on the menu.

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Jones & Sons

In a nutshell: Dalston restaurant heads east
Where is it?
South Woodford - 98–106 High Road, London E18 2QH
Why should you care?
This popular restaurant, which has a menu focused on seasonal British produce (and appeared in the film Boiling Point) has gone east for the second location (and bringing its Sunday lunches).

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Bobo Social

In a nutshell: All-day brunch
Where is it?
Ealing - 3/4 Filmworks Walk, Ealing Broadway, London W5 5FA
Why should you care?
This is the latest Bobo Social, following on from Elephant Park and one of the big selling points is their daily brunch offering. 

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Henri

In a nutshell: Jackson Boxer in the Henrietta Hotel
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 14-15 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
The very busy Jackson Boxer has teamed up with The Experimental Group for his latest opening, a Parisian-inspired bistro inside the Henrietta hotel. 

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Bar Kroketa

In a nutshell: Croquetas mk II
Where is it?
Marylebone - 23 Barrett St, London W1U 1BF
Why should you care?
This is the second outpost of the Brindisa spin-off, a tapas bar with something of a speciality in croquetas.

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The Little Violet Door

In a nutshell: A house party in Carnaby
Where is it?
Carnaby - 9 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PH
Why should you care?
Following the opening of the nearby Little Scarlet Door, this is their new restaurant and bar themed after a flatshare. 

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The River Café Café

In a nutshell: River Cafe 1.5
Where is it?
Hammersmith - Thames Wharf Studios, Rainville Road, London W6 9HA
Why should you care?
This is the first new opening from The River Café since 1987, and it's right next door to the original. An all-day café it'll be serving up Italian food made by River Café chefs.

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Metropolis London

In a nutshell: Street food in Vauxhall
Where is it?
Vauxhall - Railway Arches, Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP 
Why should you care?
Taking over the Albert Embankment’s Railway Arches is Metropolis London. It's an indoor home for street vendors, with 11 of them setting up shop here.

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The Breakfast Club King's Cross

In a nutshell: All day brekkie in KX
Where is it?
King's Cross, St. Pancras International Station, Euston Road, N1C 4QP
Why should you care?
The latest Breakfast Club sees the group opening inside St Pancras station. As usual, expect all-day breakfasts and pancakes as well as the odd fried "chicken dinner".

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CDMX Tacos

In a nutshell: Mexican taco shop
Where is it?
Soho - 1 Green's Ct, London W1F 0HA
Why should you care?
CDMX Tacos is a stylish hole-in-the-wall spot in Soho which focuses on tacos and quesadillas and aims to offer an authentic Mexican taqueria experience.

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House Party

In a nutshell: Stormzy does pizza
Where is it?
Soho - 61 Poland Street, Soho, W1F 7NU
Why should you care?
This is a bar from none other than Stormzy himself who is aiming to replicate a house party in the middle of Soho, with cocktails, pizza and his own BMW parked downstairs.

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Akira Back at Mandarin Oriental Mayfair

In a nutshell: High-end hotel Mk II
Where is it?
Mayfair - 22 Hanover Square, London W1S 1JP
Why should you care?
This is in London's second Mandarin Oriental, this time right in the middle of Mayfair. It has multiple restaurants and bars from top chef Akira Back, who's in charge of a Japanese/Korean menu.

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Bread Street Kitchen Stratford

In a nutshell: Gordon goes east
Where is it?
Stratford - 9 Endeavour Square, London E20 1JN
Why should you care?
Taking the place of Haugen, Gordon Ramsay has opened his biggest Bread Street Kitchen yet, with a huge outdoor terrace. Expect the Beef Wellington Experience to make an appearance.

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Miga

In a nutshell: Modern Korean
Where is it?
Hackney - 1 Mare St, London E8 4RP
Why should you care?
This modern Korean restaurant in Hackney has proved to be a big hit. It's a family affair with two brothers running the restaurant while their father is the chef.

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Opened in May 2024

El Cenote

In a nutshell: Tacos and cocktails
Where is it?
Camden - 2 Inverness Street, London NW1 7HJ
Why should you care?
Devised and run by two Mexicans, El Cenote is a Mexican bar in Camden with as much focus on the mezcal as there is on the tacos.

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Holland Park Café

In a nutshell: Daisy Green in the park
Where is it?
Holland Park, Ilchester Place, London, W8 6LU
Why should you care?
The Daisy Green team have unveiled their latest opening inside Holland Park. They've taken over the park's cafe where they'll be serving up an all day menu along with snacks in the evening.

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La Maison Ani

In a nutshell: Classic French in old school hotel
Where is it?
Knightsbridge - The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, 1 Cadogan Place, London SW1X 9PY
Why should you care?
The latest restaurant at this Knightsbridge hotel comes from the people behind Gaia in Mayfair and it's a large scale French brasserie. 

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Circe's

In a nutshell: Rooftop action in Waterloo
Where is it?
Waterloo - Mercury House, 11 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UL
Why should you care?
Taking over from what was once Bar Elba, this is a huge rooftop space with a Mediterranean feel (as much as you can get in Waterloo, anyway).  

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Master Bao

In a nutshell: Baos in the mall
Where is it?
Stratford - Westfield Stratford City, London E20 1ES
Why should you care?
Master Bao have brought their Taiwanese street food specials, baos and signature dishes to the East London mall along with the addition of udon noodles and bubble tea. 

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Chez Roux

In a nutshell: Michel Roux is back
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA
Why should you care?
After closing both Le Gavroche and Roux at The Landau, Michel Roux is back at The Langham with a restaurant that is a mix of British classics combined with traditional French cooking methods. 

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Café Petiole

In a nutshell: "Almost vegan" café
Where is it?
Strand - South Wing, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Why should you care?
Rishim Sachdeva, the man behind Tendril, has opened a new cafe in Somerset House. Once again it's "almost vegan" and you'll also be able to take dishes to-go.

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SMSH BN

In a nutshell: Wagyu smash burgers
Where is it?
Soho - 126 Charing Cross Road, London W2CH 0LA
Why should you care?
Chef Mark Morrans, who was formerly at MNKY HSE, takes the on-trend smash burger into a more luxe strata with a wagyu offering.

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Riverside East

In a nutshell: Huge Stratford eating and drinking space
Where is it?
Stratford - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 5 Thornton St, London E20 2AD
Why should you care?
The people behind Between the Bridges are setting up a permanent location in Stratford that will include a café, restaurant and large outdoor terrace and marketplace. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 20 May 2024

 

Columbo Kitchen

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan food
Where is it?
Putney - 240 Upper Richmond Road, London SW15 6TG
Why should you care?
This is the second Columbo Kitchen, with restaurateur Sylvia Perera bringing her Sri Lankan food to Putney.

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Bunsik

In a nutshell: Korean dogs in Earl's Court
Where is it?
Earl's Court - 198-200 Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9QF
Why should you care?
The Korean corn dog restaurant has gone west for the first time and adding a few new dishes to the menu in the process.

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Kioku By Endo at The OWO

In a nutshell: Endo Kazutoshi comes to Whitehall
Where is it?
The OWO, Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU
Why should you care?
His White City omakase restaurant has been a huge hit and now Endo Kazutoshi has brought a one-of-a-kind Japanese rooftop restaurant to the OWO (Old War Office), as well as a ground-floor sake bar.

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Doughnation

In a nutshell: Pizzas on the Piazza
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 3 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8LU
Why should you care?
Doughnation has taken over a ground-floor space of 3 Henrietta Street with pizzas that are a little bit different, including a Three Prawn Deluxe pizza.

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The Hero

In a nutshell: The Pelican expands
Where is it?
Maida Vale - 55 Shirland Rd, London W9 2JD
Why should you care?
The team behind The Pelican have opened a new London pub, taking over what was The Hero of Maida. Expect a standard pub on the ground floor and an open-fire grill room on the first. 

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The Counter Soho

In a nutshell: Aegean restaurant
Where is it?
Soho - 15 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London W1F 9BP
Why should you care?
After opening The Counter in Notting Hill, Turkish chef Kemal Demirasal has brought a second The Counter to Soho. This time, the new restaurant has a focus on the cooking of the Aegean coast. 

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The Pig's Ear

In a nutshell: Gladwin pub
Where is it?
Chelsea - 35 Old Church St, London SW3 5BS
Why should you care?
The Gladwin brothers have taken over what used to be The Chelsea Pig and have made it their first pub. 

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Café Britaly

In a nutshell: Italian/British fusion
Where is it?
Peckham - 191 Rye Lane, London SE15 4TP
Why should you care?
Café Britaly is the first project from an ex Bocca di Lupo duo and is aiming for a "Britalian" food focus. That's either Italian food made with British produce, or Italian-inspired dishes. 

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The Brush Grand Café

In a nutshell: art’otel goes east
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 84-86 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL
Why should you care?
This is the restaurant at the new art’otel that's just sprung up in Shoreditch, with an all-day European-cuisine-focused menu and a separate cocktail bar too. 

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Inis

In a nutshell: British/Irish combo
Where is it?
Hackney - 13 Rookwood Way, Fish Island, London E3 2XT
Why should you care?
Inis, which is part of Fish Island's The Trampery campus, is serving up a mix of British and Irish food (including proper full Irish breakfasts).  

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Julie's

In a nutshell: Third time lucky for Julie's?
Where is it?
Holland Park - 135 Portland Rd, London W11 4LW
Why should you care?
Once one of the hottest restaurants in London, a local Holland Park chef takes another go at reviving iconic restaurant Julie's. 

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Mildreds

In a nutshell: Plant-based food
Where is it?
Victoria - 128 Wilton Road, London SW1V 1JZ
Why should you care?
The Mildreds restaurants, plant-based affairs which continue to be popular, have opened their next restaurant just around the corner from Victoria station. 

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All’onda

In a nutshell: Risotto restaurant
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 67 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PH
Why should you care?
This Italian restaurant is all centred around risotto, with a fine dining vibe and an ex-Helene Darroze chef in the kitchen. 

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Opened in April 2024

Cloth

In a nutshell: Wine and food in Smithfield
Where is it?
Smithfield - 44 Cloth Fair, London EC1A 7JQ
Why should you care?
Two wine importers have teamed up with an ex-Levan chef for this restaurant and wine bar on the edge of Smithfield Market, showcasing a seasonal menu with the best of British ingredients (and plenty of wine).

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July

In a nutshell: Alsatian food and wine
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 10 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LT
Why should you care?
This is an all-day Alsatian-inspired restaurant and wine bar serving up dishes like a whole roast Fosse Meadows chicken with homemade mayo alongside low-intervention wines.

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El Pastor

In a nutshell: Tacos and tostadas in the Station
Where is it?
Battersea - Unit 21/22 Circus Road West, Battersea Power Station, London SW11 8EZ
Why should you care?
The fourth incarnation of El Pastor, the Mexican restaurant comes from the Harts Group (also behind Quo Vadis and Barrafina) has come to Battersea. So you can expect lots of tacos (including the titular El Pastor pork taco), tostadas and more.

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Two Drops

In a nutshell: Beer, wine and toasties
Where is it?
Battersea Power Station - Circus Road West, London SW11 8EZ
Why should you care?
In addition to El Pastor, The Harts Group have also opened a new bar in Battersea. Beer, wine and cocktails are on offer alongside a range of pretty special cheese toasties.

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Roe

In a nutshell: Fallow 2.0
Where is it?
Canary Wharf - Five Park Drive, Wood Wharf, London E14 9GG
Why should you care?
Roe is the second proper restaurant from the team behind Fallow, opened in a huge space in Wood Wharf. Like Fallow, it's e a nose-to-tail affair with a goal of championing "underappreciated produce".

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Bistrot at Wild Honey

In a nutshell: Wild Honey off-shoot
Where is it?
St James - 8 Pall Mall, Sofitel St James, London SW1Y 5NG
Why should you care?
Dubbed a 'little sister' to Anthony Demetre's Michelin-starred restaurant, the Bistrot is in the same building and the new space is a more casual spot for lunch or dinner.

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Bangers

In a nutshell: Breakfast buns and more
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 5 Leonard Circus, London EC2A 4DQ
Why should you care?
Bangers have been delivering breakfast buns to East London for a while, but now they've moved to the next level, opening a breakfast bar in Shoreditch, with some deli elements too.

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Lina Stores

In a nutshell: The Italian restaurant/deli comes to South Ken
Where is it?
South Kensington - 15 Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2HE
Why should you care?
This is the latest outpost of Lina Stores and this one is an all-day restaurant as well as a bar for wines, Italian aperitivi and cocktails. 

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BAM Karaoke Box

In a nutshell: Luxe karaoke and food
Where is it?
Victoria - 74 Victoria Street, London W1E 6SQ
Why should you care?
This is an upmarket karaoke bar which features a very luxe feel and a notable chef, with Sabrina Gidda in charge of a Parisian-influenced menu.

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Oma

In a nutshell: Greek-inspired food
Where is it?
Borough Market - 2-4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
Why should you care?
Oma features a menu from Nick Molyviatis, former head chef of Kiln and Jorge Paredes, ex-executive chef at Sabor. They've teamed up with Smokestak's David Carter for a Greek-inspired restaurant.

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Niju

In a nutshell: 20 Berkeley reborn
Where is it?
Mayfair -20 Berkeley St, London W1J 8EE
Why should you care?
Just nine months after opening, 20 Berkeley has been reborn as a Japanese grill and sushi bar, led by top chef Endo Kazutoshi.

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Temper Burger

In a nutshell: Temper does smash burgers
Where is it?
White City - Unit 8, 2, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, London W12 7FR
Why should you care?
Best known for steaks and barbecue, Temper are trying something a little different for their latest opening - smash burgers.

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ABC Kitchens at The Emory

In a nutshell: Sister hotel to The Berkeley
Where is it?
Belgravia - Old Barrack Yard, London SW1X 7NP
Why should you care?
The group behind Claridge's have opened a new hotel in Knightsbridge. It's the first brand-new London opening for them in over 50 years and for food, it features ABC Kitchens restaurant from Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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Yard Sale Pizza Tufnell Park

In a nutshell: Pizzeria no 12
Where is it?
Tufnell Park - 6 Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5 1HL
Why should you care?
There's no stopping Yard Sale Pizza as they open another new pizzeria in Tufnell Park, bringing along their Holy Pepperoni and TSB.

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Caldesi

In a nutshell: Giancarlo Caldesi's new place
Where is it?
Belsize Park - 29 Belsize Ln, Belsize Park, London NW3 5AS
Why should you care?
This is Giancarlo Caldesi's new restaurant in London (there's also another in Bray as well as a cookery school) and the chef's first new opening in over a decade. 

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Gerry's Hot Subs

In a nutshell: Hot sandwich shop
Where is it?
Clerkenwell - 50 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Why should you care?
The man who founded BBQ restaurant Bodean's has launched a sandwich shop that's already proved a hit as a delivery business.

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Los Mochis

In a nutshell: Mexican-Japanese on the roof
Where is it?
City of London - 100 Liverpool Street, Broadgate, London, EC2M 2AU
Why should you care?
Following the success of their Notting Hill restaurant, Los Mochis have opened a new restaurant on the 9th floor of 100 Liverpool Street at Broadgate with Mexican-Japanese menus and some of the finest and rare tequilas and mezcals in Europe.

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Flat Iron Hammersmith

In a nutshell: Affordable steak
Where is it?
Hammersmith - 18 Hammersmith Broadway, London W6 7AB
Why should you care?
This is a west London outpost of the affordable steak mini-chain, bringing its flat iron cuts and lots more to the area.

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Carmel

In a nutshell: Carmel 2.0
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 7-8 Market Place, London W1W 8AG
Why should you care?
This is a sibling restaurant to the Queen's Park original. Carmel's West End iteration is serving up a menu of small plates and sharing dishes inspired by the Eastern Mediterranean.

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The Caviar Bar

In a nutshell: Caviar plus
Where is it?
Mayfair - 4 Medici Courtyard, Hanover Square, London W1S 1BR
Why should you care?
The Caviar Bar will obviously be the place to go for fish-egg delicacies, but also serves sushi, oysters, and other assorted small plates as well as seafood platters.

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UBA

In a nutshell: Pan Asian in Shoreditch
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 61-67 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU
Why should you care?
An ex-Aqua Kyoto chef is heading up the kitchen here at the Hart Shoreditch hotel with a menu that's inspired by his travels across Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

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Agora

In a nutshell: Oma sibling
Where is it? Borough Market - 2-4 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
Why should you care?
As well as opening Oma, David Carter has launched a second restaurant downstairs that is a more casual, Greece-inspired restaurant.

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Poppies

In a nutshell: Fish and chips
Where is it? Notting Hill - 152-154 Portobello Road, London W11 2DZ
Why should you care?
One of London's best fish and chips restaurants have headed west for their latest opening, offering a fish supper in what used to be a bank.

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Opened in March 2024

Darling's Eatery and Studio

In a nutshell: Pasta in Fish Island
Where is it? Hackney Wick - 455 Wick Lane, London E3 2TB
Why should you care?
Darling's is the passion project of chef Egle Loit. Originally a journalist and now a professional chef. Here in Fish Island she's not only serving up fresh pasta, she's also offering pasta making classes too.

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Sourdough Sophia

In a nutshell: Top bakery comes to Islington
Where is it? Islington - 119 Essex Rd, London N1 2SN
Why should you care?
Following up on her Crouch End success, Sourdough Sophia has arrived in Islington, bringing pastries, cookies, sandwiches and more.

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Aguamiel

In a nutshell: Churros and chocolate
Where is it? Covent Garden - 24 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD
Why should you care?
Mexican churreria Aguamiel is pairing churros with dulce de leche, condensed milk or chocolate and they're selling churros ice cream sandwiches too.

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Thirty7

In a nutshell: Next for the Oystermen
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 37 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9EN
Why should you care?
The team behind The Oystermen have opened another Covent Garden bar and restaurant and they're going for a Manhattan vibe.

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Wilson's

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood wine bar and restaurant in Ladywell
Where is it?
Lewisham - 77 Ladywell Rd, London SE13 7JA
Why should you care?
An ex-Bambi chef is leading the kitchen at this neighbourhood spot, which is run by same people as the local Oscar's and Plenty.

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The Cocochine

In a nutshell: Ex Petrus chef in Mayfair
Where is it?
27 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NQ
Why should you care?
Former head chef of Petrus, Larry Jayasekara opens his first solo restaurant, taking up four floors of a mews house and it's planned to be a "celebration of the joy of eating".

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TT

In a nutshell: Rooftop restaurant goes permanent
Where is it?
Dalston - 17b Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA
Why should you care?
Previously a residency space, the rooftop at what was TT Liquor now has a permanent restaurant from ex-Oren Head Chef Sam Lone who is running a menu of "fire-cooked seasonal produce".

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The Tipperary

In a nutshell: Classic pub returns
Where is it?
Temple - 66 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1HT
Why should you care?
It's been a pub for 100s of years and after closing in 2020, this very Irish pub has made a return to Fleet Street, and it will have a whiskey bar and an outside terrace too.

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Crispin at Studio Voltaire

In a nutshell: Latest in the Crispin Empire
Where is it?
Clapham - Studio Voltaire, 1A Nelsons Row, London SW4 7JR
Why should you care?
Crispin follows up Bistro Freddie by heading to Clapham, taking over the restaurant at Studio Voltaire with a menu that features "classic seasonal dishes showcasing the best produce of the British Isles". 

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Mimosa

In a nutshell: The Langham's new restaurant
Where is it?
Marylebone - The Langham, 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA
Why should you care?
Replacing Roux at The Landau (in The Langham hotel), Mimosa comes from the same people as Cafe Laparouse and it's all about Mediterranean-inspired cooking. 

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Lita

In a nutshell: Live fire in Marylebone
Where is it?
Marylebone - 7 Paddington St, London W1U 5QE
Why should you care?
Luke Ahearne, once Head Chef at Corrigan's Mayfair has joined up with the people behind Wild, The Belvedere and Burger & Lobster for this new live-fire restaurant.

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Unlock

In a nutshell: Napoli pizzas and art
Where is it?
Hackney Wick - 1 Monkwood Way, London E3 2EG
Why should you care?
This Hackney pizzeria is run by Napoli-born siblings and features both traditional and artisanal pizzas on a background of curated art.

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Apple Butter

In a nutshell: Viral pancakes
Where is it?
Marylebone - 4-5 Langham Pl, London W1B 3DG
Why should you care?
The original Apple Butter was a huge hit in Seven Dials and now they've brought those oreo pancakes - and a lot more - to Marylebone.

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A Braccetto

In a nutshell: Spaghetti house spin-off
Where is it?
Earl's Court - 242 Earls Ct Rd, London SW5 9AA
Why should you care?
The family behind Spaghetti House has opened A Braccetto in Earl's Court, billed as a modern Italian trattoria focusing on regional Italian dishes.

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Three Sheets Soho

In a nutshell: Tob bar heads for Soho
Where is it?
Soho - 13 Manette St, London W1D 4AW
Why should you care?
The original is viewed as one of the best bars in town and now they've opened a bigger version in the West End, complete with a menu serving salt beef sandwiches and croquettes.

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Nancy Spain's

In a nutshell: Irish pub
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 128-130 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AQ
Why should you care?
Kerry-born brothers Peter and Nicholas O’Halloran are hoping their pub will bring something new to Shoreditch, which also has Nancy's Kitchen downstairs featuring rotating chefs.

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Dream Xi’an

In a nutshell: Master We's latest
Where is it?
Tower Hill - Unit 2A, Tower Place, London EC3R 5BU
Why should you care?
This is the latest opening from Guirong Wei, the chef behind Master Wei, and once again it is focused on Shaanxi cooking, with hand-pulled noodles making up many of the signature dishes.

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Arlington

In a nutshell: Jeremy King is back where he started
Where is it?
Mayfair - 20 Arlington St, St. James's, London SW1A 1RJ
Why should you care?
Jeremy King has opened a new restaurant on the site of Le Caprice, and it's essentially Le Caprice 2.0 in all but name, with even its legendary Jesus Adorno back too.

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Azteca Öme

In a nutshell: Mexican restaurant sequel
Where is it?
Battersea - 5-9 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
Why should you care?
They've been a success in Chelsea for 18 years, and now Mexican restaurant Azteca has decided it's time for a second restaurant, this time adding Peruvian dishes to the mix.

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Cinnamon Bazaar Richmond

In a nutshell: Vivek Singh in Richmond
Where is it?
Richmond - 31-35 Kew Road, Richmond TW9 2NQ
Why should you care?
This new Cinnamon Bazaar from Vivek Singh is once again "inspired by bazaars in antiquity and in the modern day" with pan-Indian street-food style dishes on offer.

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Josephine

In a nutshell: The Bosis team up
Where is it? Chelsea - 315 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QH
Why should you care?
Claude Bosi and his wife Lucy have launched a joint restaurant that's being described as a Lyonnaise bouchon promising French bistro classics and regional Lyonnaise specialities.

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Opened in February 2024

Lower Wine Bar

In a nutshell: Wine bar
Where is it?
Waterloo - 19 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7RJ
Why should you care?
Lower is a wine bar and cellar shop near Waterloo station that's been set up a team with an impressive pedigree, with snacks like lardo toast to go with the drinks.

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Fish & Bubbles

In a nutshell: Seafood paninis
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 92 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES
Why should you care?
Coming from the people behind La Mia Mamma, this is their "panini di mare" aperitivo bar which mainly features paninis with seafood fillings and lots of prosecco.

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Chapel Market Kitchen

In a nutshell: Seafood in Angel
Where is it?
Islington - 2 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ
Why should you care?
Chef Maoz Alonim was behind popular restaurant Basta in Tel Aviv and now he's opened this seafood restaurant on Chapel Market, where much of the produce is directly sourced from. Expect a daily changing menu with an 'unruly' wine list.

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Bun & Sum

In a nutshell: Smash burgers
Where is it?
Hackney - 224 Graham Road, London E8 1BP
Why should you care?
After making a name for themselves in Mile End (and picking up an award along the way), this is the smash burger specialist's second restaurant.

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Franklin & Baines

In a nutshell: Steak in Clapham
Where is it?
Clapham - 68-70 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7UL
Why should you care?
Franklin & Baines is going big on steaks and has employed the services of Fernando Lerroude, previously Master Griller at The Gaucho group, as a consultant chef to show they mean business.

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Trejo's Tacos

In a nutshell: Superstar Tacos
Where is it? Notting Hill - 299-301 Portobello Road, London W10 5TD
Why should you care?
Hollywood star Danny Trejohas brought his taco restaurant to Notting Hill. Expect lots of tacos alongside an underground speakeasy.

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Veg & Tings

In a nutshell: Caribbean-style vegetables
Where is it?
Brixton - 4 Granville Arcade, Brixton Village, London SW9 8PR
Why should you care?
This is Fish, Wings & Tings' Brian Danclair's follow-up to that restaurant (and it's opposite it too), this time focusing on Caribbean vegetarian food.

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Yum Bug

In a nutshell: Edible insects
Where is it?
Finsbury Park - 110 Fonthill Road, London N4 3HT
Why should you care?
Originally a pop-up, this now permanent restaurant is introducing Londoners to dishes made from edible crickets.

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Mistress

In a nutshell: Paris in Mayfair
Where is it?
Mayfair - 48-49 St. James St, London SW1A 1JT
Why should you care?
This is a high-end Parisian-inspired restaurant and "after-hours lounge" with their food being described as "refined French cuisine for a modern Mayfair".

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Liu Xiaomian

In a nutshell: Noodle pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
Carnaby - First floor, Kingly Ct, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
Liu Xiaomian have been popping up across London and gathering a cult following for their spicy noodles. Now they've landed a permanent space in Carnaby.

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Morchella

In a nutshell: Perilla comes to Exmouth Market
Where is it?
Clerkenwell - 84-86 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4Q
Why should you care?
The chefs behind Perilla have opened their second restaurant, this time featuring Mediterranean cuisine, with a focus on sharing dishes.

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Freddie's

In a nutshell: NY style deli in Belsize Park
Where is it?
Belsize Park - Rowland Hill St, London NW3 2AQ
Why should you care?
A family-run business, this deli and restaurant is serving up smoked fish platters, salt beef sandwiches, Reubens, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels and lots more besides

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Singapulah

In a nutshell: Singapore pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
Soho - 53 Shaftesbury Ave, London W1D 6LB
Why should you care?
Singapulah originally opened as a pop-up and now the Singaporean restaurant returns with a little help from the Singapore tourist agency.

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Quince Bakery

In a nutshell: Islington bakery
Where is it?
267 New North Road, London N1 7AA
Why should you care?
Quince Bakery is an Islington bakery, cafe and wine bar. It's the brainchild of baker Anna Higham, who ran the bakery at Flor and was Executive Pastry Chef at The River Café.

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Detroit Pizza

In a nutshell: Deep-dish pizza
Where is it? Islington - 137 Upper St, London N1 1QP 
Why should you care?
After launching big in Spitalfields, this is the second Detroit Pizza, specialising in deep-dish pizzas, as well as adding some deep-fried lasagna to the menu.

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Yuki Bar

In a nutshell: Top Sommelier opens wine bar
Where is it? London Fields - 426 Reading Ln, London E8 1DS
Why should you care?
Yukiyasu Kaneko was formerly the sommelier at Noma and also P Franco before working with former Koya chef Junya Yamasaki at Yess Aquatic in LA. This wine bar is his first solo project.

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RAI

In a nutshell: Omakase restaurant moves
Where is it? Bloomsbury - 11-13 Bayley St, London WC1B 3HD
Why should you care?
Originally in Fitzrovia, this omakase restaurant from an ex-Nobu chef has moved to nearby Bloomsbury.

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Bar Bruno

In a nutshell: Sager wine bar
Where is it? Victoria Park - 211a Victoria Park Road, London E9 7JN
Why should you care?
Michael Sager, the man behind Sager + Wilde, has opened a new wine bar in Victoria Park (named after his father). It's both a wine shop and then a bar at night which will also serve filled pretzels.

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The Shoap

In a nutshell: Auld Hag goes permanent
Where is it?
Islington - 406 St John Street, London EC1V 4ND
Why should you care?
Auld Hag was a Scottish-themed pop-up and now they've settled down with a deli in Angel selling Scottish food and produce (with a dini-in menu in the evening too).

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Camille

In a nutshell: Ducksoup owners come to Borough
Where is it?
Borough Market - 2-3 Stoney Street, London SE1 9AA
Why should you care?
Clare Lattin and Tom Hill, founders of Ducksoup and Little Duck, are behind this French restaurant which has brought in Elliot Hashtroudi (most recently at 107) for a menu inspired by provincial French cuisine.

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Bellazul

In a nutshell: Mediterranean in Marylebone
Where is it?
Marylebone - 43 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HF
Why should you care?
An ex-Cecconi's head chef is taking inspiration from the Mediterranean for this restaurant, with dishes from both Italy and Morocco featured.

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Opened in January 2024

Yiqi

In a nutshell: Pan Asian in Chinatown
Where is it? Chinatown - 14 Lisle St, London WC2H 7BE
Why should you care?
 Yiqi is billed as a Pan-Asian restaurant with dishes from all over West and Southeast Asia on a menu led by an ex-Hakkasan and Yauatcha chef. Bamboo tube rica and wagyu mousse are two of the specialties.

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Alhaji Suya

In a nutshell: African takeaway
Where is it?
Brixton - Kiosk 9, Station Road, London SW9 8HX
Why should you care?
The latest Alhaji Suya sees suya as the main event but you'll also be able to try kilishi, a spicy beef jerky. And, of course, jollof will be on the menu too. 

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Farm Shop wine bar

In a nutshell: Below-ground wine bar for Mayfair deli
Where is it? Mayfair - 64 South Audley Street, London W1K 2QT
Why should you care?
Coming from the same people behind Mount St Restaurant and The Audley, this upmarket deli has added a large wine bar downstairs. They have a mix of classics and exploratory wines that you can either buy to take away or enjoy in with cheese and charcuterie.

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Clap

In a nutshell: "Sensory" Japanese dining
Where is it? Knightsbridge - 12-14 Basil Street, London SW3 1AJ
Why should you care?
Somewhat unfortunately named, Clap has been a success in the Middle East with their high-end Japanese dining and now has settled in London.

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Juno

In a nutshell: Mini omakase
Where is it? Notting Hill - 2-4 Farmer St, London W8 7SN
Why should you care?
This omakase restaurant features just six seats and has opened above Los Mochis in Notting Hill. Expect lots of attention to the produce, including red bream from the South of Japan and olive flounder from South Korea.

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Big Night

In a nutshell: Food on sticks in Hackney
Where is it? Hackney - 177 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
Big Night comes from Larry's alumni and takes its inspiration from Japanese izakayas - they're taking seasonal British produce, putting it on sticks and cooking over a charcoal grill. 

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Philippe Conticini

In a nutshell: Massive croissants
Where is it? Islington - 206 Upper St, London N1 1RQ
Why should you care?
Phillipe Conticini cafés are best known for making croissants big enough to fill your entire table, alongside a selection of more normal-sized French bread, pastries and cakes. 

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Emilia's Crafted Pasta

In a nutshell: Fresh pasta on Baker Street
Where is it?
Marylebone - 215 Baker St, London NW1 6XE
Why should you care?
The march of fresh pasta restaurants across London continues, with a fourth Emilia's joining the fray. This time they've opened on Baker Street, just down the road from Sherlock Holmes' pretend gaff and next to Regent's Park.

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Alley Cats Pizza

In a nutshell: NYC-style pizza
Where is it?
Marylebone - 22 Paddington St, London W1U 5QY
Why should you care?
Alley Cats Pizza is from the restaurant group that run Ochre at the National Gallery and (whisper it) Angus Steakhouse. Here, there's a tight menu that takes New York's pizza scene as its inspiration.

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Opened in December 2023

Grasso

In a nutshell: Family-owned American-Italian
Where is it? Soho - 81 Dean St, London W1D 3SW
Why should you care?
Grasso is an entirely independent and family-owned restaurant that has a focus on Italian-American food. They are particularly proud of their meatballs which are a third-generation recipe served with spaghetti al pomodoro.

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Tabisca

In a nutshell: Italian steakhouse
Where is it? Chelsea - 18-22 Holbein Place, London SW1W 8NL
Why should you care?
Tabisca is an Italian restaurant which started in Lecce with a big focus on steak, describing its offering as "dishes with particular attention to the flavours of Salento and Puglia". 

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Shrimp Shack

In a nutshell: Shellfish in Streatham
Where is it? Streatham - 20-21 The High Parade, Streatham High Road, London SW16 1EX
Why should you care?
Coming from the co-founder of Creams, Shrimp Shack lets you build your own shrimp platter, alongside shrimp tempura, seafood boils and more.

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Kebhouze

In a nutshell: Massive kebab shop
Where is it? Soho - 159 Oxford St, London W1D 2JL
Why should you care?
An Italian kebab chain has come to Oxford Street with what they're calling the biggest kebab house in the UK, spread over three floors.

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MUST Wine Bar

In a nutshell: Wine, cheese and charcuterie
Where is it?
Islington - 2-4 Camden Passage, London N1 8ED
Why should you care?
Over the past three years, MUST Wine have been growing their wine bar empire, and now they've opened a new wine bar in Islington. Expect about 70 wines by the glass and sharing plates of cheese, pate and charcuterie. 

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Pockets

In a nutshell: Plant-based pittas
Where is it? London Fields - 76 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LB
Why should you care?
Very much a family affair, this is based on the cafes you might see in the Puglia city of Lecce. By day it's a cafe, and in the evening, they shift into wine bar mode.

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Capilungo

In a nutshell: Puglia-style cafe and wine bar
Where is it? Covent Garden - 76 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LB
Why should you care?
Very much a family affair, this is based on the cafes you might see in the Puglia city of Lecce. By day it's a cafe, and in the evening, they'll shift into wine bar mode.

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Dzo! Viet Kitchen

In a nutshell: Vietnamese on Upper Street
Where is it? Islington - 163 Upper St, London N1 1US
Why should you care?
Taking over the space that used to be Valderrama's this is a Vietnamese restaurant featuring banh mi, rice and noodle bowls and lots more.

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Iné

In a nutshell: Omakase in Hampstead
Where is it?
Hampstead - 16 Hampstead High St, London NW3 1PX
Why should you care?
The people behind Taku in Mayfair have opened a Japanese restaurant with its own omakase counter in Hampstead.

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Ottolenghi

In a nutshell: Yotam comes to Hampstead
Where is it? Hampstead - 32-34 Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1NH
Why should you care?
The latest Ottolenghi restaurant and deli has opened close to Hampstead Heath and has the same salads, cakes, pastries and more that have made them a big hit.

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Whyte's

In a nutshell: Supperclubber settles down
Where is it? Hackney - Unit 3, 143 Mare Street, London E8 3RH.
Why should you care?
Whyte Rushen, once chef at top restaurants like Brat, Scully and Kerridge's, has been running sell-out pop-ups up all over town, teaming up with places as varied as Quo Vadis and Jollibee but now he's settled down in Hackney. 

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The Butcher's Tap and Grill

In a nutshell: Tom Kerridge pub
Where is it?
Chelsea - 25 Tryon St, London SW3 3LG
Why should you care?
The chef has been running Kerridge's Bar & Grill in Corinthia London for nearly five years but for his second place, he's gone west to Chelsea. And this time he's opened a pub. 

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Temper

In a nutshell: Steaks, BBQ and tacos
Where is it? Paddington - Unit 53, 5 Merchant Sq, London W2 1BQ
Why should you care?
This is Temper's fifth restaurant, where flame-grilled meat is primarily what it's all about. Here, they're also serving up an Argentinian-style mixed grill.

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The Dover

In a nutshell: NYC-style Italian
Where is it? Mayfair - 33 Dover St, London W1S 4NF
Why should you care?
This Mayfair restaurant is billed as a New York Italian restaurant and bar and it's been created by a former Soho House COO going it alone.

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Gilgamesh

In a nutshell: Ornate restaurant reborn in Covent Garden
Where is it? Covent Garden - 4A Upper St Martin's Ln, London WC2H 9NY
Why should you care?
Five years after closing its overly ornate doors in Camden, the pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh has been reincarnated in a new site in Covent Garden.

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Fatto a Mano

In a nutshell: Pizzas and beer
Where is it? Covent Garden - 30 St Martins Lane, London WC2N 4ER
Why should you care?
Fatto a Mano started selling pizzas in Brighton and Hove before landing in King's Cross. This second London pizzeria, is once again serving Neapolitan pizzas topped with local British ingredients.

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Alfi

In a nutshell: Wine pub
Where is it? Spitalfields - 3 Crispin Place, London E1 6DW
Why should you care?
Alfi is being billed as a wine pub and restaurant by experienced hospitality folk Ben Hodges and Alex Lewis and it's taken over the old Leon space inside Spitalfields market.

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Roti King

In a nutshell: Rotis in Waterloo
Where is it? Waterloo - 97 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB
Why should you care?
Having started life as a street food stall, and with restaurants in Euston and Battersea, Roti King have brought their roti canai to a third restaurant in Waterloo.

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Phat Buns

In a nutshell: DIY burgers
Where is it? Bayswater -57 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UA
Why should you care?
Phat Buns can be found all over the North, but now they've opened their first London outpost in Bayswater, where you can create the burgers of your dreams.

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Opened in November 2023

Donia

In a nutshell: Filipino food in Kingly Court
Where is it?
Carnaby - 2.5, Top Floor, Kingly Ct, Carnaby St, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
The powerhouse duo behind that and Mamasons have arrived in Carnaby for their latest restaurant and they're looking to marry "the heartfelt warmth of Filipino cuisine with the sophistication of modern British culinary arts."

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Chai Guys Bakehouse

In a nutshell: Chai + pastry
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 193 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED
Why should you care?
 The pair behind the popular Chai Guys stalls have opened a bakery cafe in Notting Hill, serving pastries and sandwiches inspired by flavours from France, Scandinavia, Japan, and India. And chai, of course.

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Sune

In a nutshell: All-day restaurant with a strong wine offering
Where is it?
Broadway Market - 129A Pritchard’s Road, London E2 9AP
Why should you care?
Honey Spencer and Charlie Sims team up with an ex-Pidgin chef for this all-day restaurant which will have a notably great wine list.

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Jamie Oliver Catherine Street

In a nutshell: Not Jamie's Italian
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 6 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JY
Why should you care?
His last restaurants went into administration - can Jamie Oliver make it good a second time around? This could be the first of a rollout, with a seasonal menu based on British produce.

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Boca a Boca

In a nutshell: Ukrainian hospitality and Spanish food
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 18 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2LZ
Why should you care?
Boca a Boca was set up by Ukrainian entrepreneur, Andrii Nikonov, who wanted to open somewhere in Kyiv to share his love of Spanish food - and now he's brought that to London.

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Tasha's

In a nutshell: From South Africa to London
Where is it?
Battersea - 3 Prospect Way, London SW11 8BH
Why should you care?
Tasha's have lots of restaurants in  South Africa and the UAE and this sees them arriving in London too. They say to expect "unpretentious, soothing food in chic surroundings".  

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Dishoom

In a nutshell: The Bombay café goes south
Where is it?
Battersea - 42 Electric Boulevard, Nine Elms, London SW11 8BJ
Why should you care?
For the first time, Dishoom has gone south of the river, opening beside Battersea Power Station. Expect the same Indian street food they're known for along with some new dishes in a restaurant with a retro futuristic look.

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Mambow

In a nutshell: Modern Malaysian food
Where is it?
Clapton - 78 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN
Why should you care?
Chef Abby Lee has taken her modern Malaysian kitchen to Clapton in a bigger, permanent space.

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Bar Levan

In a nutshell: Larry's becomes Levan
Where is it?
Peckham - Unit 5, 12-16 Blenheim Grove, London SE15 4QL
Why should you care?
Taking over the old Larry's spot, right next to Levan, this is a Parisian-style wine bar matching organic and biodynamic wines with snacks like mussels on crisps.

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Ixchel

In a nutshell: Mexican in Chelsea
Where is it?
Chelsea - 33 King's Rd, London SW3 4LX
Why should you care?
Headed up by chef Ximena Gayosso Gonzalez, previously at Brat, Ella Canta and Dulce Patria in Mexico City, this Mexican restaurant on the King's Road features ceviches, tacos, tostadas and more.

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The Breakfast Club

In a nutshell: All-day breakfasts
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 55 Neal St, London WC2H 9PJ
Why should you care?
The Breakfast Club gets bigger with their latest opening, this time in Covent Garden. As ever, the all-day breakfasts will be in full force along with lots of breakfast themed cocktails.

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Botanica Hall

In a nutshell: Grade II Clapham building reborn
Where is it?
Clapham - 1 St John’s Road, Clapham Junction, London SW11 1QN
Why should you care?
Taking over Arding & Hobbs, the beautiful Grade-II-listed department store in the heart of Clapham Junction. Expect their coal-fired Italian pizza oven action, homemade pastas and more.

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Colonel Saab

In a nutshell: Indian restaurant follow-up
Where is it?
Covent Garden -40-42 William IV Street, London WC2N 4DD
Why should you care?
Following on from a successful opening in Holborn, Colonel Saab's new restaurant is just off Trafalgar Square. As before, it's a homage to restaurateur Roop Partap Choudhary's travels across India with his mother. 

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Florencio Pizza

In a nutshell: Zoilo does pizza
Where is it?
Marylebone - 14 Seymour Place, London W1H 7NF
Why should you care?
Zoilo chef Diego Jacquet has opened a pizzeria just around the corner from his first restaurant, showcasing pizzas inspired by his travels around the world.

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Sam's Waterside

In a nutshell: Sam Harrison's latest, this time in Brentford
Where is it?
Brentford - Catherine Wheel Rd, London, TW8 8BD
Why should you care?
Restaurateur Sam Harrison (also behind Sam's Riverside) has opened Sam's Waterside in Brentford - a restaurant with a bar and outside terrace overlooking the river Brent. He also has a deli there too.

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The Tamil Crown

In a nutshell: Tamil Prince sequel
Where is it?
Islington - 16 Ella St, London N1 8DE
Why should you care?
The same people behind The Tamil Prince have taken over The Charles Lamb pub in Islington. On the menu are Indian and Tamil dishes created by Prince Durairaj (the former Roti King chef). 

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Sides

In a nutshell: Sidemen go it alone
Where is it?
Dalston - 130 Kingsland High St, London E8 2LQ
Why should you care?
YouTubers turned fast food giants The Sidemen have stepped into fully fledged restaurants with the opening of their first standalone place in East London, serving up fried chicken/vegan chicken.

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Notto

In a nutshell: Phil Howard does pasta
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 4 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PT
Why should you care?
This is the second Notto, after the first was a success on Piccadilly. It continues the theme of the first - great, affordable pasta dishes in a restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Phil Howard.

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Broadwick Soho

In a nutshell: A view across Soho
Where is it?
Soho - 20 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HT
Why should you care?
This new Soho hotel has a rooftop bar and two restaurants as part of the hotel, with the most interesting being their "dining bar" on the roof that has views across Soho. 

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Pearly Queen

In a nutshell: Cornerstone chef does oysters
Where is it?
Spitalfields - 44 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT
Why should you care?
Cornerstone chef Tom Brown has opened his second place. Billed as both an oyster bar and a restaurant, UK-sourced oysters are a big thing on the menu, both fresh and grilled. 

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The Wolseley City

In a nutshell: The Wolseley heads east
Where is it?
68 King William Street, London EC4N 7HR
Why should you care?
The Wolseley's City restaurant is much larger than the original with two private dining rooms and three bars, with an ‘all-day’ menu featuring the kind of European grand cafe dishes it's so well known for. 

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Dalla

In a nutshell: Homestyle Italian
Where is it?
Hackney - 120 Morning Ln, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
Dalla sees three Italian friends, all with impressive backgrounds, taking over the Peg space in Hackney. The restaurant has homestyle Italian cooking, "rediscovering old recipes in a contemporary setting".

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Mother Flipper

In a nutshell: Burger legend goes permanent
Where is it?
Brockley - 10 Coulgate Street, London SE4 2RW
Why should you care?
10 years after they first started out on Brockley Market, Mother Flipper have opened a permanent burger bar in the area they call their "spiritual home". 

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Le Deli Robuchon Chelsea

In a nutshell: Top cakes and pastries on the King's Road
Where is it?
Chelsea - 279 King's Rd, London SW3 5EW
Why should you care?
The new Le Deli is similar to the Mayfair original, with a mixed offering of bread, pastries and dishes to go. So yes, those crazy-looking cube croissants have made their way to Chelsea.

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The Devonshire

In a nutshell: Titanic pub team-up
Where is it?
Soho - 17 Denman Street, London W1D 7HW
Why should you care?
 Probably one of the best known pub landlords in London, Oisin Rogers has teamed up with Flat Iron founder Charlie Carroll for a new Soho pub. Downstairs is a traditional pub while upstairs is a "highly ambitious" wood ember grill restaurant with ex-Dinner by Heston chef Ashley Palmer-Watts in charge of the menu.

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Three Uncles

In a nutshell: Doubling up in the City
Where is it? City of London - 3 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7BG
Why should you care?
Three Uncles have opened a second restaurant in the City, just around the corner from St Paul's. They're best known for their Cantonese roast meats.

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Kayu Bakehouse

In a nutshell: French bakery via Dubai
Where is it?
Mayfair - 42 Curzon St, London W1J 7UG
Why should you care?
Kayu Bakehouse dubs itself an "artisan dessert boutique" specialising in French desserts. It comes from chef Karim Bourgi in Dubai who trained in France before opening La Maison Du Chocolat and Hermes Paris Cafe in Dubai. Expect croissants, pastries and macarons.

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OshPaz

In a nutshell: Uzbek dumplings and more
Where is it?
Mayfair - 7 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY
Why should you care?
 Chef Muzaffar Sadykov has brought his Uzbek food right into the West End. Expect plov (also known as pilaf) rice bowls and Uzbek dumplings.

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The Walmer Castle

In a nutshell: Pub gives it another go
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 58 Ledbury Rd, London W11 2AJ
Why should you care?
After a few false starts from other landlords, husband and wife team Jack and Poppy Greenall, who also run Chelsea's The Surprise Pub, are having a go at reviving this Notting Hill pub. 

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Akara

In a nutshell: Akoko sequel
Where is it?
Borough Yards - Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AD
Why should you care?
The man behind Fitzrovia's Akoko, Aji Akokomi, has opened his next West African restaurant - Akara in Borough Yards, where the titular savoury fritters have centre stage. 

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Opened in October 2023

Faber

In a nutshell: Seafood restaurant from pub owners
Where is it?
Hammersmith - 206 Hammersmith Road, London W6 7DH
Why should you care? Having made a name for themselves and their seafood-focused pub The Victoria in Mile End, Matt Ward and Anthony Pender have branched out with the first of what could be a series of seafood restaurants.

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Searcys Champagne Bar

In a nutshell: "Press for Champagne" in Battersea
Where is it?
Battersea - 1st Floor, Turbine Hall, Battersea Power Station, 21 Circus Road West, SW11 8EZ
Why should you care?
The latest Champagne bar for Searcys is in the revamped Battersea Power station where they have big seafood platters and their "press for Champagne" buttons. 

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Eggslut Stratford

In a nutshell: Eggs in the east
Where is it?
36 Victory Parade, London E20 1GF
Why should you care?
Known for their eggy buns as much as their ever so slightly dodgy name, Eggslut have brought sandwiches filled with scrambled eggs, fried eggs and lots more to Stratford. 

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Kolae

In a nutshell: Som Saa v2
Where is it?
Borough Market - 6 Park Street, London SE1 9AB
Why should you care?
 This is the Som Saa team's second restaurant. It's named after a style of cooking from the southern provinces of Thailand that features heavily on the menu of the Thai bar and grill. 

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Finch

In a nutshell: Brixton wine bar
Where is it?
Brixton - Unit 89, Granville Arcade, Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS
Why should you care?
Finch is the latest in avian-themed bars from the Grays and Feather company. Here they are focusing on small and experimental winemakers, matched with bar snacks and sharing plates.

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Saltine

In a nutshell: Fink's open a restaurant
Where is it?
Highbury - 11 Highbury Park, London N5 1QJ
Why should you care?
This is an all-day neighbourhood restaurant from Mat Appleton and Jess Blackstone, the founders behind local coffee shop group Fink's, serving up pastries and sandwiches during the day and a more formal menu in the evening.

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Caravan Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Brunch, coffee and more
Where is it?
Covent Garden - The Grainhouse, 30-35 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5RH
Why should you care?
The next Caravan restaurant is one of their biggest yet - a two-floored affair with a big outside terrace too. Expect their excellent coffee, top brunches and more on the menu.

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Aragawa London

In a nutshell: Japanese beef import
Where is it?
38 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EN
Why should you care?
One of Tokyo's most prestigious restaurants, Aragawa, has opened its first restaurant outside Japan. Billed as one of the world's most expensive restaurants, they forged a reputation for doing one thing very well - their melt-in-the-mouth Kobe beef.  

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Cafe Kitty

In a nutshell: Kitty Fisher's cafe
Where is it?
Soho - 6 Walker's Ct, London W1F
Why should you care?
 A new restaurant by Kitty Fisher's has opened and it's right in the middle of Soho. It's all part of the new makeover of the Boulevard Theatre in Soho which has become Underbelly Boulevard. 

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Daroco

In a nutshell: French hit comes to London
Where is it?
Soho - Ilona Rose House, London WC2H 0DU
Why should you care?
Daroco have Italian restaurants in Paris' 2nd and 16th arrondissements and now they've opened in London too. They're promising fresh handmade pastas and pizza amongst a Renaissance-inspired design, and a separate cocktail bar.

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Indegno

In a nutshell: Street food from Bologna
Where is it?
Spitalfields - 104 Brick Ln, London E1 6RL
Why should you care?
London has its own version of an Italian street food snack shop designed to be the perfect drinking food - fried dough crescents that are filled with savoury ingredients.

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Chakana

In a nutshell: Peruvian from ex Lima chef
Where is it?
London Fields - 41 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH
Why should you care?
Ex-Lima chef Robert Ortiz who opened the first Chakana in Birmingham is back in London for this second outpost. It's billed as a "culinary journey inspired by Peru's rich traditions". 

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Edo Izakaya

In a nutshell: Second restaurant from Soho's Robata
Where is it?
154 Old Street, London EC1V 9BW
Why should you care?
The team behind Soho's Robata has come to Old Street (next to Officina 00). The name comes from the inspiration for the menu, the Edo period of Japan, in which izakayas began to become prominent. 

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Dom's Subs

In a nutshell: Proper sandwiches
Where is it?
City of London - 8 Ludgate Circus, London EC4M 7LF
Why should you care?
After closing their Bevis Marks site, Dom's Subs are back in the city with this small sandwich outpost.

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Ladbroke Hall

In a nutshell: Art and dining in Notting Hill
Where is it?
79 Barlby Rd, London W10 6AZ
Why should you care?
 Ladbroke Hall, a self-styled 'arts stage' brings together modern art, architecture and food all under one lavishly ornate roof, including a Italian restaurant as its main event. 

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Atelier Coupette

In a nutshell: Experimental cocktails
Where is it?
Soho - 9 Moor St, London W1D 5ND
Why should you care?
Bethnal Green's Coupette has arrived in Soho. Atelier Coupette is going to have an experimental approach to its cocktails, backed up by French small plates.

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Baudry Greene

In a nutshell: Ten Cases café
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 20 Endell St, London WC2H 9BD
Why should you care?
The folk behind the 10 Cases and Parsons in Covent Garden have opened a new all-day European-inspired café "with a few cocktails on offer in the evening".

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Chayote

In a nutshell: Peruvian/Mexican by the docks
Where is it?
St Katharine Docks - 2 Tower Bridge House, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1AA
Why should you care?
Chayote features a menu from Tomasz Baranski, an ex-Barrafina Head Chef who's the man who helped launch Donostia tapas in Marylebone. It's billed as "a modern and comfortable Mexican restaurant".

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Supernova

In a nutshell: Hot burgers
Where is it?
Soho - 25 Peter St, London W1F 0AH
Why should you care?
This smashed burger joint, from the man behind cookie shop Creme, has become a massive hit in Soho by keeping things very simple.

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Harrods Dining Hall

In a nutshell: Dining Hall overhaul
Where is it?
Knightsbridge - 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
The Dining Hall at Harrods has had a huge revamp, bringing in some top chefs to take over. They include renowned Japanese sushi chef Masayoshi Takayama and Kinoya Ramen alongside fish and chips stalwart Tom Kerridge.

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Bambi

In a nutshell: After Bright
Where is it?
London Fields - Netil House, 1 Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Why should you care?
Bambi has taken over the site that used to be Bright, and comes from one of the team behind Frank's Cafe and The Camberwell Arms. It's being described as a music-led wine bar and restaurant.

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Il Gattopardo

In a nutshell: High-end Italian
Where is it?
Mayfair - 27 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4HZ
Why should you care?
This high-end Italian restaurant comes from the same group behind Zuma, Roka and Amazonico (although it's a more intimate affair than them). It focuses on cuisine from Sicily, Amalfi and the Southern Isles. 

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SideChick

In a nutshell: Cocktails and soul food
Where is it?
Brixton - 426 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LF
Why should you care?
April Jackson, owner of Wood and Water, has launched a new cocktail bar, taking over an old pie and mash shop. Expect soul food like Cajun shrimp po'boys alongside the cocktails.

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The Good Egg

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern food and babkas
Where is it?
Camden - 732-736 North Yard Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
This is The Good Egg's third restaurant whose menus are mainly inspired by a combo of Middle-Eastern cooking and classic Jewish delis. They do great chocolate babkas too.

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Brooklands

In a nutshell: Claude Bosi rooftop restaurant
Where is it?
1 Grosvenor Pl, London SW1X 7HJ
Why should you care?
The new Peninsula Hotel in Belgravia has a signature restaurant from Claude Bosi. His rooftop restaurant Brooklands will be "inspired by the classic eras of British aviation and motorsport".

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Bébé Bob

In a nutshell: Bob Bob Ricard spin-off
Where is it?
Soho - 37 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9LB
Why should you care?
Bébé Bob is a spin-off of Bob Bob Ricard but it's really a different beast altogether. It takes the trend that we're starting to see a fair bit of in London, rotisserie chicken, and mixes in some tableside caviar service too.

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Portobello 177

In a nutshell: Restaurant above Trailer Happiness
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 177 Portobello Road, London W11 2DY
Why should you care?
Portobello 177 has taken over the space upstairs from Trailer Happiness, serving sharing-style dishes with a focus on sustainability and seasonality, with a nod to Caribbean and Japanese barbecue culture. 

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London Stock

In a nutshell: Tasting menus migrate
Where is it?
Mayfair - 6 Sackville Street, London W1S 3DD
Why should you care?
London Stock made a name for itself in Wandsworth and now they've done something very unexpected - moved right into the heart of Mayfair for a new tasting menu-only restaurant. 

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Nest

In a nutshell: Tiny Hackney restaurant moves to bigger digs
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 374-378 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Why should you care?
Hackney's Nest has moved, taking over an impressive Victorian building next to Shoreditch Town Hall, with a menu that champions produce from small-scale farmers and suppliers.

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Solis

In a nutshell: Chicken and steak grill
Where is it?
Battersea - Arcade Food Hall, 1st Floor, Battersea Power Station, Circus Road W, Nine Elms, SW11 8AL
Why should you care?
Solis comes from the duo behind TATA Eatery and is billed primarily as a chicken and steak grill, but one with a difference, taking specific influences from Spain, Portugal, Uruguay and Argentina. 

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Paper Moon

In a nutshell: Italian at the OWO
Where is it?
Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU
Why should you care?
Paper Moon is one of nine restaurants at The OWO. The high-end Italian restaurant hails from Milan and their space in London has been designed around the look of an Italian house (which happens to be in a very fancy Whitehall location). 

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Café Lapérouse

In a nutshell: Parisian restaurant arrives in London
Where is it?
The OWO, Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU
Why should you care?
Launching at the OWO development is Café Lapérouse, the London outpost of a Parisian restaurant that traces its origins back to 1766 and is currently in the Hotel de la Marin on Place de la Concorde. Here, it's in the central courtyard of the OWO in a pavilion so it looks pretty special. 

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Opened in September 2023

Bistro Freddie

In a nutshell: Crispin does a bistro
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 74 Luke Street, London EC2A 4PY
Why should you care?
The people behind Crispin have taken over the space that used to be Oklava for a restaurant that has a bistro-style menu using British Isles produce while focusing mainly on independent producers and growers. 

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Zócalo

In a nutshell: Mexican restaurant from José Fonte
Where is it?
Soho - 21 Great Windmill Street, London W1D 7LB
Why should you care?
Zócalo in Soho is the first of several London openings planned by José Fonte and his business partners. If you haven't encountered it before on trips to say Helsinki or Copenhagen, it's a Mexican affair with a particular emphasis on their build-your-own Latin American feasts. 

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The Watermans Arms

In a nutshell: Dream team pub takeover
Where is it?
Barnes - 375 Lonsdale Rd, London SW13 9PY
Why should you care?
This waterside pub had been closed for a year, but it's now reopened with the former head chef of the Camberwell Arms running the kitchen. Behind the project is Joe Grossman who is the founder of Patty&Bun.

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The OWO

In a nutshell: New hotel in a classic building
Where is it?
Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU
Why should you care?
The Old War Office in Whitehall has become The OWO. It's very much a luxury affair, but even we admit to being taken aback by the number of places to eat and drink. The Raffles hotel and space around it has created 11 new restaurants and bars, headlined by Mauro Colagreco.

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Eight Hundred Flavours

In a nutshell: Chinese street food 
Where is it?
Chinatown - 8 Little Newport St, London WC2H 7JJ
Why should you care?
From the people behind Barshu, this focuses on street food from the Qingdao region with the chef's signature steamed fish dumplings taking pride of place. 

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Wild

In a nutshell: Wild Tavern offshoot
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 202 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Why should you care?
The people behind Wild Tavern in Chelsea have opened this offshoot, which is similar to the original and its big focus on the best sourcing.

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Hainan House

In a nutshell: Hainanese cuisine
Where is it?
Islington - 88 Upper Street, London N1 0NP
Why should you care?
Set up by Sunny Wu, Hainan House aims to showcase the Southern Chinese cooking that she grew up eating. Following supperclubs and pop-ups, they've found a permanent place in Islington. 

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Mystic Burek

In a nutshell: Second Italian restaurant from Bocconcino
Where is it?
Sydenham - 227 Dartmouth Road, London SE26 4QY
Why should you care?
Starting out as a lockdown hit, Spasia Dinkovski's Mystic Burek has now found a permanent home, where you can find filo pies, dips, desserts, Balkan snacks and regular specials. 

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Chishuru

In a nutshell: Chishuru 2.0 in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 3 Great Titchfield St., London W1W 8AX
Why should you care?
After closing the restaurant in Brixton, Joké Bakare has launched a new version of Chishuru in Fitzrovia. This is a larger restaurant serving the same West African food that was raved about in the original location.

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Sukoshi Sushi

In a nutshell: Sushi bar in Seven Dials Market
Where is it?
Covent Garden - Seven Dials Market, 35 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LD
Why should you care?
Sukoshi Sushi has set up shop on the Cucumber Alley section of the market and as well as having sushi you can take away, there is also a proper sit-down sushi bar here too, with room for 12.

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L'Atelier Robuchon

In a nutshell: A new look for the Mayfair Robuchon
Where is it?
Mayfair - 6 Clarges St, London W1J 8AE
Why should you care?
One known as Le Comptoir Robuchon, the main Mayfair restaurant in the Robuchon group has had a big redesign and has become L'Atelier Robuchon and they've brought back their amazing pommes puree.

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Lavo

In a nutshell: High-end Italian import
Where is it?
Marylebone - The BoTree, 30 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2DR
Why should you care?
This is part of the Tao Restaurant group which now also owns Hakkasan and they already have a Lavo in America. As with a lot of Tao restaurants, this is much more of a blingtastic affair than low-key trattoria. 

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Must & Lees

In a nutshell: Wine bar and shop
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 57 Warren Street, London W1T 5NR
Why should you care?
Two years after opening their wine shop and tasting room in Islington, Must & Lees have expanded. While their new place offers cheese and charcuterie platters, you'll also be able to take in food from other local businesses to have with Must & Lees' wines. 

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Club Mexicana

In a nutshell: Vegan tacos
Where is it?
Mayfair - 14B-C Market Row, London SW9 8LD
Why should you care?
Club Mexicana's first south London restaurant should be a big hit on Market Row where the 35-seat spot is serving up the vegan tacos and cocktails they've built up a great reputation for.

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Taco Taco

In a nutshell: Footballer does tacos
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 141 Commercial St, London E1 6BJ
Why should you care?
Chelsea's Hakim Ziyech has launched a taco restaurant in Shoreditch with a big focus on the not-so-traditional including toppings like scrambled eggs and sautéed shrimp.

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42 Holborn

In a nutshell: Restaurant in a grade II listed setting
Where is it?
Holborn - 42 Kingsway, London WC2B 6EY
Why should you care?
42 Holborn, a new restaurant at this very address, is a little bit fond of the number 42 (there are 42 items on the menu), all set in a Grade-II-listed building designed by architect Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens. 

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Geode

In a nutshell: Townhouse takeover
Where is it?
Mayfair - 14-15 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NQ
Why should you care?
This sees an ex-Novikov duo (along with an ex-Novikov chef) take over a three-storey townhouse in Mayfair for what they call "vibe dining". The food leans towards both Mediterranean and Asian influences and they have a cocktail bar too.

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Eve

In a nutshell: Mediterranean-inspired restaurant
Where is it?
Kensington - 202-220 Cromwell Rd, London SW5 0SW
Why should you care?
Ember Locke, an aparthotel lifestyle complex in Kensington, has opened a restaurant called Eve. With a Mediterranran-inspired menu, expect grilled meats and seafood and more.

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Bocconcino Soho

In a nutshell: Second Italian restaurant from Bocconcino
Where is it?
Soho - 58 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7JY
Why should you care?
Fans of their Italian fare with flair have another Bocconcino in which to indulge in cicchetti, homemade pasta and wood-fired pizzas made fresh from pizzaiolos using a traditional Roman technique and dough. (Soft launch to 20 September)

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Paro

In a nutshell: Theatre restaurant for The Lyceum
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 21 Wellington St, London WC2E 7RQ
Why should you care?
Covent Garden’s Lyceum Theatre has a new restaurant that is an ode to all things Calcutta. Called Paro, it brings a modern spin to the traditional Indian dishes of West Bengal. (Soft launch to 4 October)

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Ria's

In a nutshell: Pizza and wine
Where is it?
Notting Hill - 29 All Saints Rd, London W11 1HE
Why should you care?
Ria's is a new all-day spot that kicks off with home-baked cookies in the morning, moving to focaccia sandwiches by lunch. In the evenings things go up a notch as the space transforms into a natural wine and pizza bar.

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Honey & Co Daily

In a nutshell: Honey & Co's latest
Where is it?
Bloomsbury - 19-21 Store Street, London WC1E 7DB
Why should you care?
The latest Honey & Co restaurant is an all-day dining affair where the main focus is on baked goods. So you can expect Middle Eastern bakes like pastries, sandwiches, lachma, cakes and breads alongside weekend supperclubs.

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Karapincha

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan food traders go permanent
Where is it?
Canary Wharf - Unit 14, Canada Square, London E14 5AX
Why should you care?
Financiers turned street food traders have run Sri Lankan pop-ups at food courts as well as supper clubs but this is the first bricks and mortar site for the siblings. There's a new breakfast offering here too. 

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It's Bagels

In a nutshell: NYC bagels in Primrose Hill
Where is it?
Primrose Hill - 65 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 8XD.
Why should you care?
Following pop-ups, It's Bagels has gone permanent with an NYC bagel shop in Primrose Hill. There are poppy, plain, sesame, garlic and onion bagels with lots of options for fillings.

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Forza Wine at The National Theatre

In a nutshell: Wine, Italian food and a play
Where is it?
South Bank - National Theatre, Upper Ground London SE1 9PX
Why should you care?
Following the earlier opening of Lasdun, next up at The National are Forza Wine, who have brought their "sort of Italian" menu and, of course, lots of wine.

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Little Cellars

In a nutshell: Camberwell wine bar
Where is it?
75 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TU
Why should you care?
Michelin-rated Peckham wine bar, Peckham Cellars, has expanded. The team behind it have set up in nearby Camberwell where they've opened a second wine bar, Little Cellars. 

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BÓHA London

In a nutshell: Irish food in Chelsea
Where is it?
562 King's Rd, London SW6 2DZ
Why should you care?
A very different kind of British/Irish restaurant has just opened its door in Chelsea that's aiming straight for the luxury end of the London dining scene. 

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The French Market

In a nutshell: Cafe, shop and bakery
Where is it?
Finsbury Park - 16 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DW
Why should you care?
The team behind the French Market in Whetstone have expanded with a new bakery, shop and cafe in Finsbury Park, serving up pastries, breads and sandwiches alongside French cheeses, charcuterie and other French treats. 

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65a

In a nutshell: French brasserie by Spitalfields Market
Where is it?
Spitalfields - 65a Brushfield Street, London E1 6AA
Why should you care?
This brasserie, where they're going the classic French brasserie route, comes from Irish-born entrepreneur, Patrick Frawley, joined by Executive Chef Maura Baxter, recently at Clapham’s The Saxon and The Gun in Spitalfields. 

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Hiden

In a nutshell: Japanese curry lab
Where is it?
Finsbury Park - 53 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EF
Why should you care?
This is the Japanese curry specialists' second location (after Coal Drops Yard) and here they're serving up three iterations of the curry - original beef, mild chicken and vegan red lentils. 

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OkonomiHeads

In a nutshell: Japanese pancakes
Where is it?
Haggerston - 230 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX
Why should you care?
The folk behind SushiHeads in Tottenham have now got a new venture to pour their energies into. On the menu, you'll find various iterations of okonomiyaki (a Japanese savoury pancake).

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Northwood

In a nutshell: Huge Angel sports bar
Where is it?
Islington - 30 Parkfield St, London N1 0PZ
Why should you care?
Maven Leisure (owned by the same people behind Chelsea's The Botanist and Aviary in Moorgate) are behind Northwood, which pairs huge screens showing sports with stonebaked pizzas, burgers, wings and sharing platters.

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Yakiniku Like

In a nutshell: Grill-your-own in Soho
Where is it?
47 Greek St, London W1D 4EE
Why should you care?
Yakiniku Like has been a big hit across China, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Indonesia - and now they're in London. You'll be doing all that grilling yourselves with smokeless grills on the table.

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Opened in August 2023

Ken's

In a nutshell: Dan's Mk II
Where is it?
Clerkenwell - 51 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL
Why should you care?
This Exmouth Market wine bar comes from the same people behind Dan's in Dalston. Expect a similar approach here, but the extra space allows for both a bigger menu and wine list. 

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Sticky Mango

In a nutshell: Pan Asian restaurant in Tower Bridge
Where is it?
Tower Bridge - 36c Shad Thames London, SE1 2YE 
Why should you care?
The second Sticky Mango in London, at Tower Bridge, there's a broad selection of culinary influences – Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia

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The Table

In a nutshell: Brunch in Battersea
Where is it?
Battersea - 35-37 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1HG
Why should you care?
Best known for their brunch, which has been the only menu they've had so far, The Table have arrived in Battersea Rise. Here, They'll also be open in the evenings, unlike the Southwark original, and a new menu of small plates is being introduced for that.

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Llama Inn

In a nutshell: Peru via New York
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 1 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH
Why should you care?
Llama Inn opened in New York back in 2015, has been a hit ever since and has now arrived in London. As with the original restaurant, this is inspired by the chef's American and Peruvian backgrounds. (Soft launch to 31 August)

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Luci

In a nutshell: Italian Aqua
Where is it?
Covent Garden - 136 Long Acre, London WC2E 9AA
Why should you care?
The Aqua Restaurant Group's latest is an Italian restaurant in Covent Garden's Yards area. On the ground floor, it's a grab-and-go operation while on the first floor, it's all about woodfire pizza, traditional pasta and focaccia and has a gelato counter too. 

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Taca Tacos

In a nutshell: Tacos in Peckham
Where is it?
Peckham - 200 Rye Ln, London SE15 4NF
Why should you care?
You may have seen them in Peckham's Brick Brewery now they have a place all to themselves with the usual favourites on offer, including their beef birria tacos.

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England's Grace

In a nutshell: Antipodean-inspired modern European restaurant.
Where is it?
St John's Wood - 64 St John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH
Why should you care?
England's Grace is focusing on Australian-style brunch dishes during the day, while adding more Modern European fare in the evening. 

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GiaGia

In a nutshell: Mediterranean food in Battersea
Where is it?
Battersea - 137 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TD
Why should you care?
A mix of Albanian, Greek and Palestinian family members means that there are a lot of influences going into the food at this all-day spot on St John's Hill, where The Schoolhouse used to be. 

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Evi's

In a nutshell: Greek food in East Dulwich
Where is it?
East Dulwich - 18 North Cross Rd, London SE22 9EU
Why should you care?
They've had pop-ups and residencies and now Souvlaki Street have gone permanent with Evi's. Here you'll find their take on the sit-down souvlaki grill restaurants that you can find throughout Greece.

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64 Goodge Street

In a nutshell: Quality Chop House owners' latest restaurant
Where is it?
Fitzrovia - 64 Goodge St, London W1T 4NF
Why should you care?
The Woodhead Group have opened their fourth restaurant. Joining Clipstone and Portland in Fitzrovia will be this French bistro which will take on French cuisine from "an outsider's perspective". 

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Grassfed

In a nutshell: Beef and coals
Where is it?
Camden - Arch S12 Water Lane, Hawley Wharf, London NW1 8JY
Why should you care?
Chef Paul Foster has a Michelin-starred restaurant in Stratford Upon Avon and his London restaurant has a big focus on grass-fed beef, with much of it cooked over coals.

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Fazenda

In a nutshell: Grilled meat in the City
Where is it?
City of London - 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 1GT
Why should you care?
South-American rodizio restaurant Fazenda has arrived in London. Expect a plethora of cuts like picanha, bife ancho (ribeye), wagyu beef sausage, smoked gammon, chicken thighs and lots more on offer.

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Bancone Borough Yards

In a nutshell: A new pasta bar for Bancone
Where is it?
Borough Yards - Arch 213, 18 Stoney Street, London SE1 9AD
Why should you care?
As they reach their fifth birthday, Bancone have opened their third restaurant. In addition to all the usual Bancone offerings like their silk handkerchiefs, the menu will have newer dishes too.

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Chuo

In a nutshell: Sushi by monorail
Where is it?
Shoreditch - 20 Paul Street, London EC2A 4JH
Why should you care?
What to do when mere conveyor belts are no longer a sufficiently exciting food delivery system? Well now there's a restaurant in Shoreditch serving up sushi by monorail. 

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