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This is where you'll find constantly updated news and gossip on what gastronomic delights are heading our way as we take you through the best new London restaurants coming to the capital.

Dates are subject to change (and some are "TBC" - if exact dates are waiting to be confirmed) but we update this page on a daily basis, so always check back for the latest info.

 

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The Shrub and Shutter

In a nutshell: Seasonal cocktails in Brixton
Where is it?
336 Cold Harbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8QH
Why should you care?
The folk behind this bar are Chris Edwards and Dave Tregenza who have worked at the Adam St private members club, the Baltic, Northbank restaurant and drake & Morgan. Fresh cocktails using local, seasonal & homegrown ingredients will live alongside a weekly changing menu of seasonal snacks such as terrines, tartares & carpaccios designed to match with the drinks. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? August 28



Pond Dalston

In a nutshell: Hawaiian in Dalston
Where is it?
Unit G2, Stamford Works 3 Gillette Street Dalston, East London, N16 8JH
Why should you care?
This new Hawaiian restaurant comes from the same person behind Duke's Brew and Que who's now looking to bring Pacific cuisine - particularly Hawaii's "pokes" to London. Expect and eclerctic range of dishes and plenty of non-Tiki cocktails. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? August 29



Chez Antoinette

In a nutshell: Tartines in Covent Garden
Where is it?
Unit 30, The Market Building, Covent Garden
Why should you care?
This will specialise in French tartines, which will be inspired by the recipes of the owner Aurelia Delclos' grandmother (that's where the name comes from). Expect a very French look to the establishment. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? August/ September



Canvas Chelsea

In a nutshell: Canvas reborn
Where is it?
1 Wilbraham Place, London SW1X 9AE
Why should you care?
Canvas by Michael Riemenschneider opened in January in Marylebone as a "build your own" tasting menu restaurant. Earlier this summer, that restaurant closed - but Canvas is already about to make a return in an even bigger location (which will now seat 60 - up from 20 at the original). Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? September 2



Mission

In a nutshell: Sager & Wilde's second wine bar
Where is it?
250 Paradise Row, London, E2
Why should you care?
Sager & Wilde's Mission will have New Californian wines very much as the focus of the new venue. There will also be a list of classic American cocktails and a greater emphasis on food with James De Jong (previously at Islington's The Drapers Arms) in charge of a Californian influenced menu. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? September 4 (soft launch until September 14 with 50% off food)



Basement Sate

In a nutshell: Soho dessert bar
Where is it? 8 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HN
Why should you care?
Dessert bars are all the rage at the moment and this latest one is from the same person behind Paris cocktail bar Sherry Butt. Expect desseets served till midnight and paired with cocktails. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 4



64 Degrees

In a nutshell: Brighton fave comes to London
Where is it? 52 Cambridge Street, London SW1V 4QQ
Why should you care?
The boutique Artists Residence hotel will be in Pimlico, a short walk from Victoria and they'll be bringing Brighton's 64 Degrees with them as the hotel's restaurant. The small plates restaurant has been getting rave reviews down there, so it should get a great reception in London too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 5



Shin Dig

In a nutshell: Lantana's evening alter ego.
Where is it? Fitzrovia (13 Charlotte Place, London W1T1SN) and Shoreditch (1 Oliver's Yard, 55 City Rd, London EC1Y 1HQ)
Why should you care?
Lantana currently has two popular cafés run by Shelagh Ryan and Michael Homan - one in Fitzrovia and another in Shoreditch, the latter specifically based on Melbourne cafés. Until now, they've been strictly daytime affairs - but now they're both going to open in the evening under a new name "Shin Dig". Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 11



Shochu Kanteen

In a nutshell: Roka's daytime diner
Where is it? Under Roka Charlotte Street, 37 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RR
Why should you care?
Roka Charlotte Street's Shochu Lounge is celebrating its 10th anniversary by transforming during the daytime to a new diner. Open lunchtime Monday - Friday, expect ramen, Hirata buns and more. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 15



Swingers

In a nutshell: Crazy golf in Shoreditch
Where is it?
Factory 7, 7-11 Hearn St, London, EC2A 3LS
Why should you care?
We've already had boozy/foodie ping pong, so it's time for the next (slightly more sedate) craze - crazy golf. This is taking over a warehouse in East London and sees plenty of street food traders joining in. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 25



Bunnychow

In a nutshell: Bunnychow comes to Soho
Where is it?
74 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TE
Why should you care?
This is Bunnychow's first restaurant (following Boxpark) with plenty more planned, Expect South African food served inside a mini loaf. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 29



Tredwell's

In a nutshell: Marcus Wareing at Seven Dials
Where is it? 4 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9NY
Why should you care?
Tredwell's is from Marcus Wareing, but he'll taking the role of restaurateur here, while concentrating on the kitchen at MARCUS. Here, Chantelle Nicholson is taking charge of what will be a "casual but informed restaurant - food you like when you like." Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 25



Mondrian London at Sea Containers

In a nutshell: South Bank Mondrian with NYC chef
Where is it?
20 Upper Ground, London SE1 9PD
Why should you care?
The Mondrian Hotel on the South Bank takes over the Sea Containers building and will have a riverside bar and brasserie, as well as a rooftop lounge. Seamus Mullen of New York's highly rated Tertulia is in charge of the restaurant while Ryan Chetiyawardana (AKA Mr. Lyan) is looking after the cocktail bar. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 30



One Two Five Church Street

In a nutshell: Cuban sandwiches, craft beers & more on
Where is it? 125 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UH 
Why should you care?
The folk behind Clerkenwell pub the Blacksmith and Toffeemaker are branching out northwards on the site of the former White Rabbit Cocktail Club. This is being billed as a cafe bar and event space. By day it'll serve up coffee and cake but in the evening it "will turn into more of a boozy drinking den". Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early September



Fields

In a nutshell: M1LK opens a cafe on Clapham Common
Where is it?
2 Rookery Road, Clapham Common, SW4 9DD
Why should you care?
With room for 30 inside and 80 outdoors on a heated terrace this cafe will serve an all day menu, and have its own roof garden and plant nursery where founder Julian Porter will grow his own produce and micro herbs, to be used in the café. Expect locally souced food and some special coffee too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Mid September



La Sala

In a nutshell: Footballers become restaurateurs
Where is it? 692-694 Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 8AL
Why should you care?
A bunch of big name footballers have clubbed together to bring a swanky Spanish restaurant chain to sunny Chigwell. La Sala, which has a flagship restaurant in Puerto Banus, is being backed by Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the former Birmingham City captain Stephen Carr among others. It's the first restaurant outside Spain for the La Sala group. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Late September 2014



Ethos

In a nutshell: Meat-free ethical food restaurant
Where is it? 48 Eastcastle Street, London W1W 8DX
Why should you care?
The self-service, ethical restaurant will have eat in or takeaway options, customers can build their plates with a variety of dishes inspired by different countries. There'll also be space to eat outdoors. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Late September 2014



Bo Drake

In a nutshell: East Asian BBQ
Where is it? 6 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DE
Why should you care?
This 50 seater restaurant (with a terrace too) is opening on Greek Street (taking the place of Disiac) and will be combining British seasonal produce with an emphasis on smoked cooking methods, as well as the more traditional sweet and pickled influences from South-East Asia. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014



Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings

In a nutshell: Stately home meets bar and brasserie
Where is it? 42 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HU
Why should you care?
This all-day brasserie and bar is from the people behind Reverend JW Simpson, Blitz Party and Prohibition and Bourne & Hollingsworth Bar. Their latest aims to combine everything they've done so far under one roof. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014



Salmontini

In a nutshell: Salmon-based restaurant in Belgravia
Where is it? 1 Pont St, London SW1X 9EJ
Why should you care?
This restaurant chain has been established in the Middle East, with restaurants in Lebanon, Jeddah and Dubai, and now they've settled on a London home in Belgravia (taking over from Palm). Expect smoked salmon galore and a lot more on the menu. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014



Cafe Pistou

In a nutshell: All-day Provencal restaurant
Where is it? 8-10 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QA
Why should you care?
This all-day French restaurant will offer "coffees and brunch throughout the day as well as more of a restaurant and bar atmosphere in the evenings." Simon Conboy, the previous executive chef at The Ivy and Rivington Grill in Dubai is Exec chef and it comes from Charlie McLean who used to be at Cau and Gaucho.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014



Ippudo Ramen London

In a nutshell: Japanese Ramen chain comes to London
Where is it? Central St Giles
Why should you care?
Originally from Fukokoka, this ramen chain has expanded all over the world, and the first London UK is planned in a yet-to-be-revealed location. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014



Galadari

In a nutshell: Rooftop bar and restaurant
Where is it? Crowne Plaza, 19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB
Why should you care?
This will be a "penthouse-style" restaurant on the top of the Crowne Plaza with views of St Paul's. Expect a Japanese kushiyaki grill with modern tapas, barbecued meats, steak and seafood with lighter izakaya-style small plates including sushi, sticks and skewers for lunch.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014



World's End Market

In a nutshell: Fresh fish and more cooked to order on King's Road
Where is it? 495 King’s Road London SW10
Why should you care?
This all-day restaurant and underground bar will be taking over the space which was once the World's End Pub - and they're looking to design it in a way that makes the most of its heritage. The main focus is going to be on locally sourced "market fresh" produce with a regularly changing menu to reflect the seasonality of the food. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Mid September 2014



The Sun Tavern

In a nutshell: Fresh fish and more cooked to order on King's Road
Where is it? 441 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AN
Why should you care?
Fans of the Discount Suit Company on Petticoat Lane Market should look out for The Sun Tavern. Open all day, the pub will serve up pastries and freshly brewed coffees from Bethnal Green’s Square Mile roastery in the morning, as well as bar snacks throughout the day. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Late September 2014



Spiaggia

In a nutshell: Italian beach themed restaurant
Where is it? 461-465 North End Road, Fulham, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care?
This Italian restaurant and bar in Fulham Broadway will feature sunloungers and vintage arcade games to set the scene for the beach-themed restaurant. Expect thin Italian filled flatbreads sharing dishes and beach-themed cocktails. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? End September/Early October 2014



Bocconcino London

In a nutshell: Italian pizza by Russians in London
Where is it?
19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8ED
Why should you care?
Following on from Novikov's very successful Mayfair restaurant, another Russian export is joining them. Bocconcino is a chain of pizza/ pasta restaurants from Moscow.
When can you try it for yourself? October 1



Spring

In a nutshell: Skye Gyngell at Somerset House
Where is it? Somerset House, Lancaster Place, London WC2R 1LA
Why should you care?
Spring is Skye Gyngell's first solo venture, who had such a big success at Petersham Nurseries. She'll be setting up shop in the "new" wing of Somerset House which hasn't been open to the public for 150 years and serving fair like Grilled langoustine with seaweed butter and Roasted turbot with porcini and bone marrow. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? October 14



The Greek Larder

In a nutshell: Greek deli and restaurant from Real Greek founder
Where is it? Arthouse, 1 York Way, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AS
Why should you care?
This new Greek restaurant and deli comes from the man who founded The Real Greek. Its kitchen will "focus on food from Greek regions and the Eastern Mediterranean basin" while the "food store" will offer a range of Greek cheese, charcuterie, honey and more. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? October 2014



Dei Frescobaldi

In a nutshell: Wine family opens standalone restaurant
Where is it? 15 New Burlington Place, London, W1S 2HK
Why should you care?
The Frescobaldi family are apparently "one of Italy’s oldest and most respected wine dynasties and now they’re opening a British outpost of their popular Dei Frescobaldi restaurants. The food will "celebrate Tuscany’s rich gastronomic tradition, but with their own contemporary twist". Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? October



Big Fernand

In a nutshell: French hamburgers
Where is it? 19 Percy Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1DY
Why should you care?
This is the first time French burger restaurant, which has several outlets in France, has come to the UK. Expect French cheeses and sauces to be a focus as well as lamb, veal, chicken and vegetarian options besides the usual beef.
When can you try it for yourself? October



Colony Grill Room at the Beaumont Hotel

In a nutshell: Corbin & King become hoteliers
Where is it? Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6TF
Why should you care?
Corbin and King are taking over this art deco building in Mayfair to create a 75 room hotel. The hotel's restaurant will be called The Colony Grill Room. In a recent missive about their plans it seems that the hotel is going to be redolent of the era of Grand Hotel grill rooms. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? October 2014



Bubba Gump London

In a nutshell: American shrimp co. comes to London
Where is it?  Trocadero, 7-14 Coventry St, Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH
Why should you care?
The first UK Bubba Gump restaurant has been on the cards for a long time, but now it looks like it's actually going to happen (signs are up and everything!). This American seafood chain will take over the site that once hosted Planet Hollywood, offering all manner of shrimps and more. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? October 2014



Jinjuu

In a nutshell: Judy Joo's own restaurant in Soho
Where is it?  16 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PS
Why should you care?
Judy Joo, who worked at Gordon Ramsay's restaurants before earning fame on Iron Chef previously ran the restaurant at the Playboy Club. This will be her first London restaurant
When can you try it for yourself? November 2014



Duck & Rice

In a nutshell: Alan Yau's pub.
Where is it? 90 Berwick Street London W1F 0QB
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Alan Yau, who has taken over the site of the old Endurance pub, right next door to his old restaurant Yauatcha, and plans to reinvent it as a Chinese gastropub. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



BRGR.co

In a nutshell: Chelsea burgers
Where is it?
127 King’s Road London SW3 4PW
Why should you care?
A big success when it came to Soho late in 2012, this is the second restaurant for the fledgling Beirut burger joint. It'll seat 100 across two floors offering a similar burger menu to Soho as well as a brunch menu - and there will be takeaway too.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



Dishoom King's Cross

In a nutshell: Bombay Café comes to Granary Square
Where is it?
Stable Street, London N1C
Why should you care?
This is the third Dishoom Bombay Cafe to open after successes in Covent Garden and Shoreditch. Expect a similar all day Indian menu at this restaurant which will be one of the largest in the area. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



The Araki

In a nutshell: Very small sushi restaurant with big-name chef
Where is it?
12 New Burlington Street, London W1S 3BH
Why should you care?
Mitsuhiro Araki, whose Tokyo restaurant had three Michelin stars is heading to London. That's the good news. The bad news is that the restaurant will accommodate just nine people up at the dining counter and six in a private dining room. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



Delancey & Co

In a nutshell: NYC deli/Café specialising in salt beef/ Smoked Salmon
Where is it?
W1
Why should you care?
This bar is based on NYC delis/bars like Katz and will focus on salt beef and smoked salmon alongside a lot more Jweish-deli inspired fair. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



Roka Aldwych

In a nutshell: Roka expands again
Where is it?
Ground Floor West Front, Aldwych House, 71-91 Aldwych, WC2
Why should you care?
Another expansion for Rainer Becker's Roka, the modern Japanese restaurant Roka with its signature focus, the Robata grill. As with the Mayfair opening earlier in 2014, this will add a few dishes unique to the Aldwych location on top of the more familiar elements of the menu.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



Les Souffles

In a nutshell: Just what it says above the door...
Where is it?
30 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NJ
Why should you care?
This is another specialist restaurant for London, this time specilaising in souffles and it comes from French chef Gérard Idoux and his daughter Estelle from Paris restaurant, La Cigale Récamier.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



New Gordon Ramsay restaurant

In a nutshell: Ramsay returns to Aubergine in triumph
Where is it?
11 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Why should you care?
Gordon Ramsay has bought up the site that used to house the restaurant where he properly made his name - Aubergine. Plans for the site are still being decided, but as Ramsay's right hand man says "11 Park Walk is steeped in history and it’s so nice to be back in there, bringing together everything we’ve learnt along the way.”. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014



StreetXo

In a nutshell: Three Michelin starred Spanish chef comes to London
Where is it? 15 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
Why should you care?
This is the first London restaurant from David Muñoz, chef and creator of Madrid’s three Michelin starred DiverXo. He's bringing over his street-food inspired restaurant from Madrid and plans to oversee it at least twice a week. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Late 2014



Smack Deli - Goodman Lobster Roll deli

In a nutshell: Burger and Lobster, but without the burger.
Where is it? 28 Binney Street, London W1K 5BN
Why should you care?
Coming from the people behind the hugely popular Burger and Lobster, their next restaurant on Duke Street in Mayfair will focus on lobster rolls, serving them to eat in or takeaway. There are other menu items planned, but the main draw will be the rolls which we're presuming are along the lines of those they currently serve up in Burger & Lobster. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Late 2014



Pierre Condou restaurant

In a nutshell: Restaurant from the man behind the Paramount and Century
Where is it? West End TBC
Why should you care?
Little is known about this new restaurant from the man behind the Paramount except for its big focus on outdoor eating - with 30-40 seats inside and with a large courtyard for a further 100. There will apparently be "a low down and dirty cocktail bar vibe with a strong wine list and premium world beers".
When can you try it for yourself? Late 2014



20 Fenchurch Street

In a nutshell: More high rise London
Where is it? 20 Fenchurch St, EC1
Why should you care?
This 37 storey building includes a pretty impressive looking (from the designs) indoor garden space called the Sky Garden and will have three food areas including a "food bar" on the 35th floor serving "champagne and canapés", a brasserie on the 36th floor, and a seafood bar and grill on the 37th. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Late 2014



Babaji Pide

In a nutshell: Alan Yau does Turkish pizza
Where is it? 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6EX
Why should you care?
Coming from Alan Yau, this restaurant will be serving pide - essentially Turkish pizza - filled with Asian ingredients.
When can you try it for yourself? Late 2014



Heddon Street Kitchen

In a nutshell: Gordon grabs another street
Where is it?
3 - 9 Heddon Street London W1B 4BE
Why should you care?
Following the success of Bread Street Kitchen in the City, Gordon's set his sights on Mayfair for a follow-up. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? End 2014



Bad Egg

In a nutshell: Neil Rankin's next
Where is it?
The City
Why should you care?
Created by Neil Rankin from Smokehouse, this bar/restaurant "is something that's keeping me up at night thinking of new dishes and new ideas," according to Rankin. "I have a feeling it is going to shake things up a bit. People keep asking me what its like and I firmly believe it’s not like anything I've seen before." Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? End 2014



Hook Camden

In a nutshell: Irish fish restaurnt from Belgium comes to London
Where is it? 63 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7PP
Why should you care?
This fish restaurant comes from the same people behind Belgium's Bia Mara restaurant and takes over the space that used to hold Ttattoria Lucca (which has been in Camden for over 50 years).
When can you try it for yourself? TBC 2014



Tostado

In a nutshell: Ecuadorian ceviche
Where is it?
116a St. Annes Court, London W1F 0BG
Why should you care?
Eaten Ecuadorian food recently/ever? Us neither, which is why we're mildly intrigued by the idea of Tostado. Opening in Soho later this year the restaurant will specialise in ceviche and will also offer their own twist on an English breakfast menu in addition to a selection of soups and stews.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



Percy and Founders

In a nutshell: Huge Fitzrovia restaurant
Where is it?
Fitzroy Place, Fitzrovia
Why should you care?
This is the latest from the Cubitt House Group, who are also behind, among others, the Pantechnicon. They're opening a hugr 3500 sq ft restaurant seating 230 people in the newly revamped Fitzroy Square in Fitzrovia. It'll also have three separate bar areas ans serve food with "locally, sustainably sourced and artisan-prepared ingredients”
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



The Ivy Cafe

In a nutshell: Ivy expands
Where is it?
1 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PS
Why should you care?
Long rumoured, this is a expansion to the Ivy that appears to have settled on a location - but little is known as to what to expect from it yet.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



Som Saa

In a nutshell: Andy Oliver's solo Thai restaurant.
Where is it? TBC
Why should you care?
Headed by Andy Oliver, an ex-Nahm Chef and Tom George, a manager at Goodman Mayfair, Som Saa will aim to serve 'great Thai food which uses a combination of quality British and Asian produce. They're testing out the restaurant with a number of events before settling on a location. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 (TBC)



Farina

In a nutshell: Zucca expands
Where is it? Bermondsey Street, London SE1
Why should you care?
Hugely popular Italian Zucca in Bermondsey is expanding next door with a new pizza and ice cream restaurant.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



Fatty Crab London

In a nutshell: American crab restaurant comes to town
Where is it? TBC
Why should you care?
There are three Fatty Crabs - one in New York's West Village, one in Hong Kong and one in the US Virgin Isles. They're the older, not necessarily wiser, sibling restaurant to the popular Williamsburg barbecue spot Fatty Cue. "Fatty Crab, in all its non-fusion, food-focused glory, is a bone-gnawing, crab-leg-sucking kind of place," said New York magazine when it reviewed it. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



Nobu Hotel Willow Street

In a nutshell: Nobu gets into the hotel business
Where is it?
10-50 Willow Street, EC2
Why should you care?
This new development from Nobu will have 143 bedrooms and a massive 5 metre high basement restaurant. The design, by industrial designer turned architect Ron Arad, looks frankly astonishing, with a sort of metal exoskeleton protruding out on one side. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



Modern Pantry in the City

In a nutshell: Anna Hansen's second Pantry
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Anna Hansen has found an as yet un-named second site for her extremely popular Clerkenwell restaurant, the Modern Pantry. Expect this to be a big brunch in the City joint.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 (TBC)



Park Chinois

In a nutshell: Alan Yau takes over Automat
Where is it?
17 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8EA
Why should you care?
One of Alan Yau's many ventures on the go, this sees him take over the old Automat site. This restaurant will be influenced by 40s and 50s Shanghai, serving a mix of chinese dishes.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 (TBC)



Milos

In a nutshell: Greek Fine Dining
Where is it?
1 Regent Street
Why should you care?
Milos already has restaurants in Canada, Las Vegas and New York and this is its first in the UK. Expect a "fresh contemporary take on Greek seafood".
When can you try it for yourself? 2014



Bleecker Street Burger

In a nutshell: Roaming burger van settles down
Where is it?
Unit B in the Pavilion Building, Spitalfields Market
Why should you care?
The Bleecker Street burger truck has been a huge success over the years, winning many accolades and fans alike. Now they're finally getting their own restaurant right in the middle of Spitalfields Market. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? January 2015



Sticks n Sushi

In a nutshell: Yakitori/sushi in Greenwich
Where is it?
Nelson Road, Greenwich
Why should you care?
Following the two previous openings (Covent Garden and Wimbledon) this sees the shishi/yakitori mash-up from Denmark coming to Greenwich.
When can you try it for yourself? January 2015



Smith & Wollensky

In a nutshell: New York steakhouse comes to town
Where is it?
1 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT
Why should you care?
This popular small steak chain has nine steak restaurants across the US and now they're looking to open in the UK - their first outside the US. Expect imported USDA Prime beef to be served alongside British and Irish cuts. There'll also be the usual signature seafood dishes, so think shellfish platters, crabcakes, whole Maine lobster - that kind of thing. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



Nanban London

In a nutshell: MasterChef winner goes Japanese
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Another MasterChef winner Tim Anderson is looking to open a restaurant but the location is still TBC. He'll be opening a restaurant focused on southern Japanese food, from a region where Anderson lived for two years. There will be plenty of noodles and dessert will include Japanese cakes and soft serve ice cream in traditional Japanese flavours. In the meantime, you can try his food at one of his many events/ supperclubs. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2014/2015



Smith & Wollensky London

In a nutshell: New York steakhouse comes to town
Where is it?
1 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6HT
Why should you care?
This popular small steak chain has nine steak restaurants across the US and now they're looking to open in the UK - their first outside the US. Expect imported USDA Prime beef to be served alongside British and Irish cuts. There'll also be the usual signature seafood dishes, so think shellfish platters, crabcakes, whole Maine lobster - that kind of thing. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



MEATliquor Islington

In a nutshell: Burgers & booze in North London
Where is it?
133b Upper St London UK N1 1QP
Why should you care?
The leaders of the dirty food pack are showing no signs of stopping as the latest MEATliquor is planning to land in Islington at the old Citroen garage space. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2015



D&D Granary Square restaurant

In a nutshell: Gym becomes a restaurant
Where is it?
Granary Square, King's Cross
Why should you care?
The D&D restaurant group is to take over a site that used to be the first ever gym in London. They're replacing it with what is pretty much the opposite, a huge restaurant and bar space. It'll have a 150 seaqt brasserie as well as a second, smaller, restaurant. Plus there's a bar and outdoor terraces seating a further 70.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Soho House City Hotel

In a nutshell: Soho House do a bank job.
Where is it?
Poultry, EC1
Why should you care?
The old Midland Bank on Poultry, where Goldfinger was once filmed, is becoming a new hotel with restaurants and bars (including one in the vault and one on the roof) planned. This is from the people behind Soho House. A second London Cecconi's has been rumoured for the building.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Biblioteka

In a nutshell: Bob Bob Ricard's £15mil restaurant
Where is it?
12 St James's Street, London SW1A 1ER
Why should you care?
Biblioteka will be a £15 million, 17,000 square foot restaurant with a number of private dining rooms and a champagne bar and it's coming from the people behind Soho favourite Bob Bob Ricard. The food will echo the menu at BBR so you can expect English and Russian classics and they're aiming to have the best wine list in town. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Second half of 2015



Barbecoa Piccadilly

In a nutshell: Jamie Oliver BBQ expansion
Where is it?
194 - 196 Piccadilly, London W1J 9D
Why should you care?
Jamie Oliver's BBQ restaurant Barbecoa has been one of his biggest restaurant hits, so it's not surprising to see it get a second venue. It'll be a lot bigger than the original with space for 300 over two floors, a bar area and open kitchen. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Late 2015



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Villa di Geggiano, a Tuscan restaurant, winery and deli, are opening a Chiswick restaurant in 2014.
  • Four to Eight Italian restaurant will be opening on Catherine Street, Covent Garden, in 2014.
  • Daylesford Organic are bringing a cafe to Marylebone.
  • Bibigo Korean restaurant are opening a second venue in Angel.
  • Cubitt House are opening a three storey bar and restaurant, possibly called The Lighterman, at King's Cross in 2015.
  • The people behind The Shed in Notting Hill are opening a second London restaurant.
  • Michael Riemenschneider is said to be moving Canvas to a larger location in London
  • Australian burger joint Charlie & Co is looking for a London venue as is US chain CaliBurger.
  • Big Easy are rumoured to be opening in Islington (where Browns is).
  • Drake and Morgan (The Folly, The Fable) are planning two new bars at Regent's Place and St Pancras Square.
  • Piccola Cucina Italian restaurant (who are open in NYC and Ibiza) are opening in Notting Hill.
  • STK is said to be opening a second restaurant in Canary Wharf and another in the City
  • Andre Balazs has more or less confirmed that, following the huge success of Chiltern Firehouse, he'll be opening a Standard Hotel in London.
  • Ottolenghi is planning to open in the City at the to-be-revamped Artillery Lane.
  • US burger chain Fatburger have confirmed they're planning to open in London and are looking for a space on Leicester Square.
  • Jason Atherton apparently has ANOTHER restaurant opening in Covent Garden in 2015 at the soon-to-become-a-hotel Bow Street Magistrates’ Court. He's also planning to open a pizza restaurant - looking to mix pizzas with cocktails and good wine - but he's still looking for an ideal location (not Victoria, as rumoured).
  • Tom Sellers is apparently considering opening a second restaurant.
  • Hawksmoor's Foxlow is rumoured to be looking for a second location.
  • Cubitt House, the people behind the Pantechnicon, Thomas Cubitt and others are looking to open in King's Cross at Granary Square in 2015.
  • Nuno Mendes' The Loft Project is returning sometime in 2014.
  • A second Fish and Chip Shop is coming to Broadgate in 2014.
  • Jun Tanaka will be opening a new restaurant in Autumn 2014.
  • MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman is hoping to open an East End restaurant in 2014.
  • Russell Norman is planning a pop-up restaurant later this year. He is also rumoured to be opening a big pizza place in Soho in 2013/2014 - with a lease signed for a large site on Walkers Court.
  • After their Union Street partnership didn't happen, Gordon Ramsay is now rumoured to be opening a pie and mash chain with David Beckham in the UK.
  • Another van is also looking for a permanent home, as Street Kitchen is looking to open a restaurant.
  • Urban Villa is developing a site on Whitechapel Road for a boutique hotel with a rooftop restaurant.
  • Arjun Waney of Zuma and Roka is looking to launch a new fast-food concept Stixx Yakitori and is currently shopping for properties to host it.
  • Adam Byatt (of Trinity) is planning to roll out his Bistro Union restaurant to more areas of South London in early 2014.
  • NYC restaurateur Nello Balan is rumoured to be opening a branch of NYC's Nello in London.
  • Alan Yau is taking over the site of Automat to build Park Chinois (which used to be in the Gramercy Hotel in New York).
  • Ferran Adria is said to be planning to open a cocktail bar in London, probably 14 Degrees (based on the Barcelona version)
  • Thomas Keller is still rumoured to be bringing a restaurant to London, his American restaurant Bouchon seems the most likely candidate.
  • Marlon Abela has plans to open two new restaurants in London - one of them a British outpost for his Manhattan spot A Voce.
  • The Sahara Hotels group have bought Grosvenor House and are planning to bring their Mumbai restaurant Namak over to London.
  • Nuno Mendez is looking to start work on another casual restaurant in East London. 
  • Omar Allibhoy is planning a third Tapas Revolution, this time in Shoreditch - the first outside of a big shopping village.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in late 2016 at the Sugar Quay development project.
  • Tim Anderson is still on the lookout for a permanent Nanban site.
  • Feather and Hide (a chicken and cow restaurant) was announced for Drury Lane - but we're still trying to find out if it's going ahead.


To find out which noteworthy establishments have just opened their doors, check out our recently-opened new restaurants in London page.

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