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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

Tonkotsu Notting Hill

In a nutshell: Ramen for west London
Where is it? 7 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE
Why should you care?
This is the latest Tonkotsu which will have the usual array of ramen, gyoza and more - plus a few dishes that you'll only get at this branch. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 5 (soft launch)



Polpo Harvey Nichols

In a nutshell: Post shopping Venetian
Where is it? 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
Why should you care?
The latest Polpo is landing on the fifth floor of the Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols (as well as the Leeds store) and sees them bringing the usual menu of Venetian small plates and Campari cocktails. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 8



Native

In a nutshell: Wild food in Covent Garden
Where is it? 3 Neals Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H
Why should you care?
This restaurant will be focusing on wild food - both in its meat (game and rare breeds) and in the veg with a big focus on the new trend of roots-to-stem eating. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 10



Patty & Bun Soho

In a nutshell: Burgermeisters take over the Stockpot site .
Where is it?
18 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TN
Why should you care?
This is the latest from the hugely successful P&B with new dishes on the menu that have been previewed at London Fields, including the Patty Melt. Plus they'll have a bar with a late licence too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? February 19



Duende

In a nutshell: Tapas from the chef behind Bravas Tapas
Where is it? 16 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NJ
Why should you care?
When it opened, Bravas Tapas was adorned with many plaudits, even if it wasn't in the most central of locations. But now the chef, Victor Garvey is opening this new tapas restaurant in Covent Garden. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late February 2016



Gyoza Bar

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Covent Garden
Where is it?
63-66 St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2N 4JS
Why should you care?
This Covent Garden restaurant specialises in all types of Gyoza. But that's not all as you'll find bao buns and ramen on the menu too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? February 2016



Barrio Brixton

In a nutshell: South American cocktails in Brixton.
Where is it?
30 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SG
Why should you care?
Barrio Brixton will be the fourth restaurant in the chain and they'll be serving up all manner of tequilas and mezcals, to piscos and cachacas and will be open 7 days a week and until 2am at the weekends. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? February 2016



Restaurant Ours

In a nutshell: Tom Sellers in Kensington
Where is it? 264 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from Tom Sellers, who's behind the very popular Restaurant Story. He's joined up with Daniel Phippard for this restaurant which will have classic and contemporary influences. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2016



Pitt Cue Co City

In a nutshell: Second restaurant for the Cue boys
Where is it? 1 Devonshire Square, London EC2M
Why should you care?
It's been a long time since the first Pitt Cue Co but they're finally looking to expand - and this time they'll be taking bookings too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2016



Chucs

In a nutshell: Cafe and menswear in Westbourne Grove
Where is it? 226 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Why should you care?
This is the second Chucs, following the one that opened in Dover Street (and AA Gill raved about). As well as menswear upstairs, there will be a "healthy Italian" cafe - with favourites from the Mayfair branch putting in an appearance. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2016



Good Life Eatery

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Belgravia
Where is it? 20 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LB
Why should you care?
This is the third Good Life Eatery and they'll be following their usual, successful menu of energy-boosting breakfasts and lunches, snacks, shakes, juices and desserts. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2016



Sosharu

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton does Japanese
Where is it? Turnmill Building, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP
Why should you care?
The next restaurant from the unstoppable Jason Atherton. This time the theme is Japanese with Teppanyaki, robatayaki, and sashimi on the menu plus "an innovative izakaya". Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 2016



Som Saa

In a nutshell: Highly anticipated Thai restaurant.
Where is it? 43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
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. Their temporary restaurant at Climpsons Arch bewas a big hit and this should be one of the biggest openings of 2016. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? March 2016



The Lighterman

In a nutshell: Huge King's Cross bar and restaurant.
Where is it?
3 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH
Why should you care?
This is a large three storey bar and restaurant from Cubitt House, taking pride of place on Granary Square, King's Cross, overlooking the canal. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 2016



Sourced Marylebone

In a nutshell: Cafe, deli and more for Marylebone
Where is it? 68-74 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2SD
Why should you care?
If you've been to St Pancras you'll be familiar with the Sourced deli counter there - and now it's coming to Marylebone with a cafe and big wine shop too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? March 2016



Rum Kitchen Brixton

In a nutshell: Caribbean food in Brixton
Where is it? 435 - 437 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN
Why should you care?
The third Rum Kitchen will have a mix of charcoal and wood fired ovens, a custom grill and a smoker will turn out jerk chicken, Chili Cheese Burger and Island Spiced Baby Squid. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? March 2016



Swingers

In a nutshell: Crazy golf in The City
Where is it? Brown’s Buildings – between St Mary Axe and Bury Street, London EC3A 4AF
Why should you care?
This was a big hit in its Shoreditch incarnation and now it'll be back permanently in the City. Expect crazy golf, cocktails and street food all in one. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? April 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? April 2016



Margot

In a nutshell: Paulo De Tarso's latest
Where is it? Covent Garden
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? May 2016



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? Early 2016



Bone Daddies Old Street

In a nutshell: Ramen for Old Street
Where is it?
The Bower, Old Street
Why should you care?
This will be the third Bone Daddies in London, and will be a combo of bar counter and 60 seats. As with the others, it will be a no reservations place. Expect lots of the usual Bone Daddies favourites. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early 2016



Padella

In a nutshell: Trullo comes to Borough Market
Where is it? 6 Southwark Street London SE1 1TQ
Why should you care?
Trullo is an enormously successful Islington Italian restaurant - and now they're heading south of the river for their next, the pasta bar Padella. Expect a range of Trullo classics, cocktails, Prosecco and more. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2016



Boondocks

In a nutshell: Stax Diner in Old Street
Where is it? 205 City Road, London EC1V 1JT
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Bea Vo (ex Bea's of Bloomsbury) and a follow up to her Carnaby American diner. Expect a similar list of American fare with lots of new dishes on the menu including an American brunch and some special bakery goodies too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2016



Strut and Cluck

In a nutshell: Turkey restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? Shoreditch, location TBC
Why should you care?
This restaurant originally came to life as a pop-up and now a permanent turkey-based restaurant is on the way. Sandwiches, drumsticks, pulled turkey - basically turkey every which way. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2016



Draft House Old Street

In a nutshell: Texan BBQ, music & bourbon in Brixton
Where is it? The Bower, Old Street
Why should you care?
This latest Draft House is split across two floors and they say it'll have a "utilitarian aesthetic" and is inspired by the "British brutalist architecture of the nearby Barbican." Expect all your usual Draft house favourites. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2016



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? Autumn 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? Autumn 2016



Viajante

In a nutshell: Nuno Mendes flagship returns
Where is it? Metropolitan Wharf
Why should you care?
Once a mainstay of the Town Hall Hotel, the main restaurant for Nuno Mendes (now best known for Chiltern Firehouse) is being financed by crowdfunding and will see him returning to the intricate dinners that he's best known for. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2016



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? 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? 2016 (TBC)



Boom Burger

In a nutshell: Jamaican burgers in Brixton 
Where is it?
1 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PA
Why should you care?
 South London fans of the Portobello Road burger restaurant will soon have one opening on their doorstep. Expect burgers, plantain fries and some dishes exclusive to Brixton. Find out more
W
hen can you try it for yourself? 2016



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



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? 2016 (TBC)



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 as one of eight new restaurants.
When can you try it for yourself? 2016



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? 2016



Pharmacy 2

In a nutshell: Damien Hirst's restaurant returns
Where is it? Newport St, London SE11 6AJ
Why should you care?
One of the biggest restaurants of the 90s - albeit for a very short time - is returning as Damien Hirst is working to bring Pharmacy restaurant to his gallery space in his Newport Street gallery. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2016



Shaun Rankin at Flemings

In a nutshell: Mayfair hotel gets a Jersey feel.
Where is it?
7-12 Half Moon Street Mayfair London W1J 7BH
Why should you care?
Focusing on the Michelin starred chef's Jersey heritage, the restaurant will offer a modern British menu. The dining room will have room for 80 diners while there'll be a substantial 40 seat bar too, along with a Chef’s Table and two private dining rooms.. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2016



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? 2016



New Ruth Rogers restaurant

In a nutshell: River Café 2, this time in Mayfair
Where is it?
20 Grosvenor Hill, London W1K 3DL
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'll be in the revamped Gagosian Gallery, serve Italian food and will have an open kitchen on the ground floor, similar to the original. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • 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.
  • Dip and Flip are bringing their gravy dipped burgers to Tooting.
  • Bosslady has started as a pop-up but will become permanent.
  • Yet another US burger chain is on the way as Burgerfi have plans to open in London in 2015.
  • Soho House are taking over Kettner's and plan to reinvent it as Kettner's Townhouse in 2017-18.
  • The people behind The Palomar are planning a second restaurant.
  • The next Albion is coming to the Turnmill building in Farringdon (where Jason Atherton is also opening).
  • Another USA burger chain is on the way as Smashburger plans to open 35 stores in the UK - London included.
  • Cannes restaurant Baioli is due to open on Dover Street.
  • Albert Roux is behind a new venture Roux a la Poste, opening in Brentwood.
  • 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 this year called Isabella, according to the Times.
  • Bocca di Lupo's Jacob Kenedy will be opening a pub in Angel.
  • Jamie Oliver is planning a pub for King's Cross.
  • 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.
  • Jason Atherton apparently has a restaurant opening in Covent Garden in 2016 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.
  • Urban Villa is developing a site on Whitechapel Road for a boutique hotel with a rooftop restaurant.
  • NYC restaurateur Nello Balan is rumoured to be opening a branch of NYC's Nello in London.
  • 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.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in late 2016 at the Sugar Quay development project.
  • The people behind Bob Bob Ricard were due to open Biblioteka, but plans seem to have changed. We're still waiting to hear if it'll open in another location.


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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