Moved from its original Mayfair location, the new Wild Honey is bigger and swankier - but still has some of the favourite dishes from the original on the menu. Expect French cuisine with a modern touch.
This sister restaurant to the London Shell Co.'s cruising restaurant is a permanently moored barge by Paddington Central serving up seafood and sparkling wine.
The Thomas Cubitt is the one of the Belgravia outposts for the Cubitt House Group, situated in a Regency townhouse. It combines a ground-floor pub with a more upmarket upstairs dining room.
The huge Standard hotel comes with not one, but two ground floor drinking spaces. Run by ex-Pachamama chef Adam Rawson, there will be Isla (focusing on British coastal cuisine) and the more British pub/dive bar Double Standard.
If you're a fan of Flat Iron's steak great value steak, then you'll be very pleased to hear they're opening a new branch in Spitalfields - which will be very handy for city-folk.
This is the sister restaurant to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch. There's an emphasis on grilled meat and fish and they pride themselves on the provenance of their food - with steaks from Ginger Pig and they use Flying Fish to bring in day boat fish from Cornwall.
The duo behind Bun House and Pleasant Lady have turned their original site into a bar and restaurant inspired by the late-night scene of 1960s Hong Kong.
The KPH (Kensington Park Hotel) has been pretty legendary in Ladbroke Grove for a while, with a big music following and the place of Tom Jones first London gig. Now it's been revived with Henry Harris and ex-St John chef Ruairidh Summers in charge of the food.
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
From the team behind Chisou this is a modern sushi restaurant serving up contemporary combos so don't be surprised to find items like chilli ponzu jelly or truffled teriyaki sauce on the menu.
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
Tom Oldroyd's follow-up project to his neighbourhood restaurant in Islington is a Hackney pub serving up French dishes created with British seasonal produce and he has serious plans for a Sunday roast too.
Critic reviews - total score 2.5 out of 10
With restaurants in all the key globetrotting hotspots - NYC, Miami, Dubai etc - a London branch was way overdue for this upscale international chain.
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Best known for their fishmongers in Islington, South Kensington and East Dulwich, this is a restaurant adjacent to their East Dulwich operation. Expect a seafood menu that makes the most of that location.
Having begun life in a container at Pop Brixton, the return of the restaurant to a more permanent spot under the arches on Atlantic Road is good news.
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
This cosy pan-Balkan restaurant serves delicious plates of food from this otherwise relatively under-represented part of the world. There’s always a buzz here, with tables packed in tight for a taste of the daily-changing menu of dishes that take you on a journey. Thankfully, they often revisit some of their favourites that have achieved near-cult status, such as their courgette fritters and their grilled quail.
In addition to its Press for Pisco button, this larger follow-up to the Covent Garden original sticks to the general Peruvian Nikkei vibe - expect to find all the usual favourites (like their amazing smores) on the menu along with new baos and more.
They already have a kebab restaurant in Battersea, and now they've arrived on Islington's Upper Street. BabaBoom are serving up all their favourite kebabs with meat and vegetables cooked over coal and some cracking Middle Eastern sides too.
There is something really fun about this Italian restaurant. It started as a rooftop pop-up before opening a permanent site built on a sharing ethos and emphasis on seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Their pasta is all handmade and creatively topped while their meat and vegetables are great too. Try their Custardo™ (yes, they trademarked it) – an espresso mixed with custard. Delicious.
This former multi-storey car park plays host to everything from yoga studios to clothes retailers but its 6th floor is about the food. At the time of writing, notable are Zephyr Burger – gorgeous California-style smashed patties using dry-aged meat from Nathan Mills at The Butchery. Also great is Hao Hao Chi who serve delicious dumplings. Their Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad is superb.
One of the oldest pie & mash shops in London, this branch of the Manze empire opened in 1927. Still in the original family’s hands, it’s renowned for its pies, mashed potato and liquor, as well as their jellied or stewed eels. Walking inside feels like stepping back in time with chilli vinegar on the table and white-clothed friendly staff.
From the award winning Santa Maria group, this pizzeria is all about attention to detail. Owners Pasquale Chionchio and Angelo Ambrosio even brought in sand from Vesuvius to rest their pizza oven on.
Coming from a family of well known Hainanese chefs it's no wonder head chef Danny knows his way around a good laksa. They also have a special vegan menu.
Housed in Peckham Rye’s former ticket hall, this listed building looks great – check out the toilets - but the food is even better. Their robata-grilled meat is a delight and their Sunday roast is legendary. They’ve also started doing breakfast. Special mention goes to the Peckham Fatboy–a deliciously indulgent dish of potato hash, Ogleshield, beef fat mayonnaise and crispy onions.
Ask anyone for the best suya (Nigerian BBQ) in London and chances are they’ll suggest Angels Bakery. As its name suggests, it serves beautiful baked goods but come lunchtime the coals are lit to knock out takeaway boxes of the West African grilled meat staple. Choose from chicken, beef or lamb, seasoned beautifully and cooked with just the right amount of char.
Billed as a wine bar and kitchen, this small Fitzrovian spot is inspired by "Continental enotecas and neighbourhood bistros" and has a small producer-focused wine list.
Here at Koba it's all about DIY - so the focus is on Korean tableside barbecuing.but there's also hotpots, bibimbab and kimchi as well on the menu.
Persepolis, a café-cum-shop, should come with a warning –it’s easy to lose yourself for hours amid its shelves stacked high with obscure and otherwise hard-to-find Persian and middle eastern ingredients. The small restaurant out back celebrates these ingredients in their vegetarian menu which can nearly all be made vegan. The fattet with garlicky tahini sauce is stunning.
The Waney family (Roka, Zuma, The Arts Club) are behind this modern Greek restaurant - think Mediterranean sharing plates with a twist.
The original restaurant in the Salt Yard group - this introduced Londoners to the delights of Spanish and Italian small plates. They have a cracking wine and sherry list too.
This Peckham pub’s menu reads too good to be true, given how little it’s shouted about, but the food is consistently brilliant. There’s a focus on seafood, delivered daily from Cornwall and cooked perfectly by head chef Jake Chappel-Kelly, but everything from the meat to the vegetarian options are inspired.
Follow your nose to JBs Soulfood as they cook their jerk chicken and pork on a drum barbecue out back. Expect a queue - it’s a Peckham institution - but rest assured it’ll be worth it. Their signature chicken, served with rice and peas and coleslaw, is a must but come back to work your way through the menu, especially the oxtail.