Want to have your finger on the pulse of what's new in the London restaurant scene? Enjoy keeping one step ahead of friends and colleagues on where's going to be the next must-try new place to eat?

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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Coming Soon list

Elystan Street

In a nutshell: Phil Howard back in the kitchen
Where is it? 43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT.
Why should you care?
Phil Howard brought in two Michelin Stars to The Square before he moved on. This is his next restaurant where he'll be in the kitchen. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 27



Fancy Funkin Chicken

In a nutshell: Chicken and cocktails in Brixton
Where is it? 441 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8LN
Why should you care?
This chicken and cocktails spot comes from one of the founders of Pix Pinxtos. Expect a mix of burgers, wings and their signature cocktails. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 27 (25% off soft launch until Sept 29)



Jan

In a nutshell: Caspian in Clapham
Where is it? 78 Northcote Road, London, SW11 6QL
Why should you care?
This Caspian restaurant will have a big focus on cooking delivered from its charcoal over, delivering food with "Caspian flavours" They'll have their own beer too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 30



Dominique Ansel Bakery London

In a nutshell: Cronuts in Victoria
Where is it?
17-21 Elizabeth Street, London SW1W 9RP
Why should you care?
The original New York bakery is best known as the birthplace of the cronut (and the huge lines around the block for them). Expect the cronuts and lots more in this Victoria bakery. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? September 30



Kiln

In a nutshell: Smoking Goat in Soho
Where is it? 58 Brewer Street, London W1F 9TL
Why should you care?
This new restaurant from the founder of the Smoking Goat, still focusing on Thai food but going for simplicity. Expect a short grill menu and a daily noodle dish and a regularly changing wine list by Zeren Wilson. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 30



Where The Pancakes Are

In a nutshell: Pancakes in Southwark
Where is it? Flat Iron, Square 68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD
Why should you care?
Another street food trader gone permanent, this sees pancakes and more coming to the new Flat Iron development in Southwark. All manner of sweet and savoury batter treats are on offer from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 1



Pear Tree Cafe

In a nutshell: Battersea cafe
Where is it? East side of Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ 
Why should you care?
Pear Tree Café is a daytime cafe with a pretty impressive pedigree - it's set up by former Sous Chefs at Petersham Nurseries and Spring Restaurant respectively. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 3



Little Smoke

In a nutshell: BBQ in the City
Where is it? City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW
Why should you care?
The people behind Smokehouse take it to the City (taking over the space from Bad Egg). Expect it to be a bit like the specials board of the original Smokehouse. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 10


Caravan Bankside

In a nutshell: Caravan south of the river
Where is it? The Metal Box Factory, 30 Great Guildford Street, Bankside, London SE1 0HS
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the Caravan folk, coming to Bankside with a huge new place. Expect an all-day restaurant with a big focus on weekend brunch and a roastery too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 10


Fucina

In a nutshell: Marylebone Italian
Where is it? 26 Paddington Street, Marylebone, London W1U 5QY
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Kurt Zdesar (who;s also bejhind Chotto Matte). Expect an Italian restaurant with a modern twist which makes use of a big firepit. And there's a separate food shop too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



MEATliquor Croydon

In a nutshell: Burger and more for Croydon
Where is it? Croydon Boxpark
Why should you care?
The latest MEATliquor sees them heading south and launching in the new container village that is Boxpark Croydon. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Tommi's Burger Joint Soho

In a nutshell: Icelandic burgers in Soho
Where is it?
37 Berwick Street, London W1F 8RS
Why should you care?
Tommi's Burger Joint produces some of the best burgers in town and this sees them head into the heart of Soho for their latest branch. Expect a few new things on the menu too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

In a nutshell: Naples pizza restaurant comes to Stoke Newington
Where is it? 125 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UH
Why should you care?
The original L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples is an extremely well-regarded pizzeria and they[re settling on Stoke Newington as a London home. Expect similar pizzas to the Naples restaurant and chefs from Naples are overseeing in London too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Margot

In a nutshell: Paulo De Tarso's latest
Where is it? 45 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA
Why should you care?
Paulo De Tarso is best known as the Maitre d’ looking after Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental now he's opening his own place, teaming up with Nicolas Jaouën, who's currently general manager of Mayfair’s La Petite Maison for this rustic Italian restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Bar Douro

In a nutshell: Portuguese food in south London
Where is it? Arch 35B, Union Street, Flat Iron Square, London, SE1 1TD
Why should you care?
This is a Portuguese restaurant at the new Flat Iron development near Elephant and Castle. Expect lots of  Portuguese small plates. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Yoobi

In a nutshell: Japanese/Brazilian food in Oxford Circus
Where is it? 40/41 Great Castle Street, Market Place, London W1W 8LU
Why should you care?
This is the second Yoobi, a Japanese/Brazilian mash-up with a big focus on temaki rolls, maki rolls and sashimi. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Anzu

In a nutshell: Tonkotsu goes upmarket
Where is it? St James's Market
Why should you care?
This is the next venture from the people behind Tonkotsu. Expect a more upmarket offering and a big focus around the daily teishoku set lunch. And king crab gyoza too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Mamie's Creperie

In a nutshell: Crepes and cider in Covent Garden
Where is it? 19 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JS
Why should you care?
This is a three storey affair, with crepes and galettes (which will be gluten free) the order of the day. Expect both to come with a number of fillings - and they'll be available to take away too. And in the basement is a bar dedicated to all things cider. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Bodean's Muswell Hill

In a nutshell: BBQ goes north
Where is it? 348 Muswell Hill Broadway, N10 1DJ
Why should you care?
Bodean's are on a bit of an expansion push at the moment. This is the latest from the growng BBQ chain. Expect ribs, pulled pork, burnt ends and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Ivy Cafe St John's Wood

In a nutshell: Ivy Cafe goes north
Where is it? 120 St. John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SG
Why should you care?
The latest of the Ivy Cafes to come to London. This one has the usual menu and Parisian style seating out at the front. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Sakagura

In a nutshell: Japanese in Mayfair
Where is it? 8 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BU
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant from the people behind Shiori and Japan Centre, with a Southern Japanese menu and they're primarily serving ‘Washoku’ which uses rice, miso and fish in each meal. Plus there's a sake bar. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Veneta

In a nutshell: Salt Yard does Venice
Where is it? St James's Market, London SW1Y 4SB
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the Salt Yard Group who are setting up shop in the new St James's Market with an all-day Venetian restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October 2016



Panzo

In a nutshell: Pizza in Exmouth Market
Where is it?
50 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Why should you care?
Panxo is offering a lighter take on Neapolitan pizza and expect a big focus on the panuozzo sandwich too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? October/November 2016



Perilla

In a nutshell: Perilla goes permanent
Where is it? 1-3 Green Lanes, Newington Green, London N16
Why should you care?
They previously popped up at Platform 1 in East Dulwich but this sees Perilla taking their seasonal menus to Newington Green (near Islington). Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Smokestak

In a nutshell: Brisket in Shoreditch
Where is it? 11 Sclater St, Shoreditch, London E1 6HZ
Why should you care?
Smokestak have been staples of Street Feast markets for a while with some of the best brisket in towm. Now they're opening a permanent spot in Shoreditch with a lot of smoking going on. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Rail House Cafe

In a nutshell: Riding House comes to Victoria
Where is it? Nova London, Victoria
Why should you care?
This is a bar and restaurant from the people behind Riding House Cafe and Village East. Expect all day dining in a huge space in the Nova Victoria building. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



El Pastor

In a nutshell: Hart Brothers do Mexican
Where is it? 7a Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA
Why should you care?
This is from the same people behind Barrafina and they are on a mission to do the same for Mexican food as they did for Spanish. Expect a big focus around tacos, particularly on the signature Al Pastor. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Queens Skate - Dine - Bowl

In a nutshell: Queens bowling gets a MAJOR makeover
Where is it? 17 Queensway, London, W2 4PQ
Why should you care?
The longstanding bowling alley and skating rink on Queensway is getting a huge makeover and food by Jimmy Garcia in the bargain. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Inamo Camden

In a nutshell: High tech Asian fusion in Camden
Where is it? 265 Hampstead Road, London NW1 7QX
Why should you care?
This is a the third Inamo to hit town and you can expect the same Asian fusion menu as its other locations as well as the fancy high-tech menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Aquavit London

In a nutshell: High end Nordic via New York
Where is it? St James's Market
Why should you care?
Aquavit found fame as a Nordic restaurant opening in the heart of New York and has been a huge success there since 1987 (earning two Michelin stars). Now they're opening in the new St James's Market development. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Kricket

In a nutshell: Modern Indian cuisine in Soho
Where is it?
12 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D 7HH
Why should you care?
Already a big hit in Brixton, this is the second Kricket - expect a bigger space with the same great Indian small plates. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



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? November 2016



Temper

In a nutshell: Neil Rankin goes it alone
Where is it?
23 Broadwick Street, London W1F 0QA
Why should you care?
Following up Smokehouse and Bad Egg, this sees Neil Rankin going it alone for the first time. Expect LOTS of meat at this place. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Bar + Block

In a nutshell: Steak at King's Cross
Where is it? 26-30 York Way, London N1 9AA
Why should you care?
Bar + Block is a big revamp to the Premier Inn restaurant that used to be called Thyme. This time they've gone for an affordable steak restaurant as the main draw. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2016



Ole and Steen

In a nutshell: Top Danish bakers come to London
Where is it? St James's Market, 56 Haymarket, 2 St James Market, London SW1
Why should you care?
Joining some top restaurants in St James's Market, this is a new concept for much loved Danish bakers Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk. Expect and all-day restaurant with Scandinavian flatbreads, soups, stews, salads and luxury sandwiches. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2016



Tandoor Chop House

In a nutshell: Chops in Covent Garden
Where is it?
Adelaide Street, London, WC2N 4HW
Why should you care?
An Indian restaurant from Ennismore, the people behind the Hoxton Hotel and Egg Break, this is an English chop house with a touch of Indian spices.

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2016 TBC



The Botanical

In a nutshell: Peyton and Byrne cafe in Kew
Where is it? Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
Why should you care?
This is s a new cafe in the Royal Botanic Gardens - the fifth from Peyton and Byrne. The new all-day cafe, The Botanical, will fittingly have a plant-based menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2016 TBC



Dumpy Lynn

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Clerkenwell
Where is it?
82 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DB
Why should you care?
From the people behind the Hoxton Hotel and Egg Break, this is a restaurant specialising in dumplings in the heart of Clerkenwell.

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2016 TBC



Magpie

In a nutshell: Pidgin goes central with trolleys.
Where is it?
TBC Central London
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Hackney's Pidgin and this time their aiming for the centre of Town with a restaurant that will have all the food and drink delivered by trolleys. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? TBC 2016



Mere

In a nutshell: Monica Galetti comes to Fitzrovia
Where is it? Charlotte Street
Why should you care?
Recently best known for MasterChef, the ex Le Gavroche chef is opening her own place on Charlotte Street. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2016/ early 2017



Come Fry with me

In a nutshell: Chip based restaurant
Where is it?
Covent Garden - address TBC
Why should you care?
Come Fry with Me is a restaurant devoted to the chip and is touring festivals and markets over the summer before opening up a permanent place in Covent Garden. In keeping with its name it'll have a 1960s air travel themed decor and fries arriving on a ‘fry carousel’ conveyor belt. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2016 TBC



Pique-Nique

In a nutshell: Casse Croute does brunch
Where is it? Bermondsey
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from the people behind Bermondsey's Casse Croute. Expect breakfast and brunch and lots of rotisserie Poulet Bresse. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 2016/Jan 2017



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? 2017 (TBC)



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? 2017



Jamie Oliver's Pub

In a nutshell: As it says, Jamie Oliver is opening a pub.
Where is it?
The Fish & Coal Building, Granary Square
Why should you care?
This is Jamie Oliver's next big thing - a canalside pub in King's Cross. The pub will have a roof conservatory and outdoor roof terrace overlooking the Canal while upstairs will be a “creative centre” for the Jamie's empire and there will be a restaurant on the lower level arches. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



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? 2017



Red Rooster London

In a nutshell: Harlem fave comes to London
Where is it?
The Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 4PJ
Why should you care?
Marcus Samuelsson's New York restaurant is hugely popular, and it's coming to the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs are making it over here too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Dean and Deluca London

In a nutshell: American deli comes to town
Where is it?
117 Mount St, London W1K 3LA
Why should you care?
Dean and Deluca is a very well respected American deli, known best for its outlets in New York. Expect the London store to combine deli, cafe and butcher's all in one. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Martha Ortiz restaurant

In a nutshell: Top Mexican chef comes to town
Where is it?
InterContinental London Park Lane
Why should you care?
Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joining Theo Randall as the hotel's second restaurant. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Bob Bob Exchange

In a nutshell: "Press for Champagne" in the city
Where is it?
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Bob Bob Ricard and it promises to be just as opulent, with plenty of booths, special private rooms and it even has a mini sushi restaurant inside. PLUS those "press for Champagne" buttons on every table. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Clare Smyth restaurant

In a nutshell: Gordon Ramsay stalwart goes it alone
Where is it? Location TBC
Why should you care?
Clare Smyth has been responsible for keeping Gordon Ramsay's main restaurant at its three star level and now she's opening her own restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Sushisamba Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Asian fusion on the balcony
Where is it?
The Opera Terrace Covent Garden, The Piazza, London WC2E 8RF
Why should you care?
Sushisamba are taking over the Opera Terrace at Covent Garden- expect the same mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food as the original (and a big bar too). Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



New Ruth Rogers restaurant

In a nutshell: River Café 2, this time in Mayfair
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
This will be the first new restaurant for River Cafe owner Ruth Rogers since the opening of the Hammersmith favourite. It will serve Italian food and will have an open kitchen on the ground floor, similar to the original. However, they're still finalising a location. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



The Ned

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. Alongside the hotel, there will be NINE restaurants.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



The Wellington Hotel

In a nutshell: Robert DeNiro's hosting.
Where is it?
Covent Garden
Why should you care?
Robert DeNiro is becoming a London hotelier, opening this big new hotel in Covent Garden. And it will have two restaurants alongside a deli/cafe. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Carl Clarke is still planning to open Chinese Restaurant Syndrome but is looking for a location.
  • The Viajante croudfunding campaign appears to have gone quiet.
  • More Ivy Brasseries are on the way, coming to Tower Bridge and Cobham.
  • The next Polpo will be in the City of London.
  • We hear that 2 Michelin starred restaurant Hibiscus is moving from its Mayfair spot to South Kensington.
  • Doha-based burger bar BurgerI is coming to London on Great Marlborough Street
  • D&D's next opening is Aster, at the Nova development in Victoria
  • The people behind the Leela resorts are opening a Pan-Indian restaurant in Mayfair in November 2016.
  • The Caprice group are planning a new restaurant on 8-10 North Audley Street.
  • A new Jackson and Rye is on the way to Kingston in Autumn 2016.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Peruvian restaurant Coya are opening a secont restaurant in 2017.
  • Richard Caring's Caprice Group has bought a huge space opposite Mayfair's Roka. Expect a new opening there soon.
  • It looks like Boom Burger Brixton isn't happening, but they're still looking for another site.
  • There's a new restaurant coming to Shoreditch House, an Agean bistro called Mandolin.
  • Red Farm, best known for their pacman dumplings, are considering a London opening.
  • Boopshis in Fitzrovia have moved on to let Bao take over the spot - but they have another venue planned.
  • There is a new Duck and Waffle on the way - heading to St James's Market.
  • Bevis Marks in Aldgate is to become Al Matarello, a restaurant from the Italian company Dr Chiodo.
  • Arbutus is moving to a new location in late 2016, early 2017.
  • Henry Harris is rumoured to be opening Racine Kitchen in Notting Hill.
  • There are more restaurants on the way to Nova Victoria as Barbecoa, Franco Manca and Daisy Green are announced.
  • Soho House are taking over Kettner's and plan to reinvent it as Kettner's Townhouse in 2017-18.
  • Another USA burger chain is on the way as Smashburger plans to open 35 stores in the UK - London included, but kicking off in Brighton.
  • The founder of the Cinnamon Club, Iqbal Wahhab, is hoping to open a New Orleans style restaurant in the City.
  • Simpsons in the Strand is looking for someone to take over the restaurant - it's still to be decided if they'll keep the name that's been around for almost 200 years.
  • Jose Pizarro is apparently opening another restaurant called Isabella, according to the Times.
  • Bocca di Lupo's Jacob Kenedy will be opening a pub in Angel.
  • Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, previously at Astrid Y Gaston, is looking to bring a new restaurant to London similar to Le Mar.
  • San Francisco's Tartine will be coming to London as soon as they find a location.
  • Australian burger joint Charlie & Co is looking for a London venue as is US chain CaliBurger.
  • 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.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in 2017 at the Sugar Quay development project.


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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