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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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Kaffeine

In a nutshell: Coffee and more in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
15 Eastcastle Street, London W1T 3AY
Why should you care?
 Popular Fitzrovia coffee shop Kaffeine has always turned out some cracking food to go with its drinks, so news that they're opening a second branch can only be a good thing. They'll be taking over a site, not too far from their first cafe, at Eastcastle Street between Wells Street and Berners Street. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? March 9



The Refinery

In a nutshell: Drake and Morgan bar in Regent's Place
Where is it?
5 Brock Street, Regent's Place London, NW1 3FG
Why should you care?
This is A Dreake and Morgan bar and restaurant. If you've already been to one of their existing seven venues, you'll know the score when it comes to food and drink. Open all day there'll be flatbreads, seasonal salads, a 10oz t-bone steak and whole Scottish lobster, an extensive cocktail list and more than 40 wines by the glass. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 9



Wheeler's Rib Room and Oyster Bar

In a nutshell: Marco Pierre White in the City
Where is it?
5 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8AY
Why should you care?
 This sees Marco Pierre White bringing back the Wheeler's brand to central London, this time to the City. Expect as much focus on meat as fish this time around. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? March 9



Pulia

In a nutshell: Italian eat-in deli
Where is it?
Stoney Street, Borough Market, London, SE1
Why should you care?
An Italian deli, which already has sites in Milan, Venice, Torino and Florence has set Borough Market as the target for its next opening. As the name suggests, it will specialise in produce from Puglia in the south of Italy. Find out more
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hen can you try it for yourself? March 10



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.  A ‘build-your-own’ option apparently allows for over 3,854 possibilities (they’ve counted). Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 10



Vinoteca King's Cross

In a nutshell: Wine bar and restaurant
Where is it? 1 Pancras Square, King's Cross.
Why should you care?
This is the fifth Vinoteca, opening in a prime place at the new King's Cross development at 1 Pancras Square. Expect a large wine bar and all-day restaurant as well as a sizable wine shop. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 10 (Soft launch until March 19)



Queenswood

In a nutshell: All day Battersea restaurant
Where is it?
15 Battersea Square, London, SW11 3RA
Why should you care?
 A new all-day neighbourhood restaurant and bar is coming soon to Battersea Square, as the people behind Soho's Damson & Co get ready to open Queenswood. Expect a strong focus on healthy food too. Find out more
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hen can you try it for yourself? March 19 (soft launch until March 25)



The Richmond

In a nutshell: Elliot's Brett Redman opens a pub
Where is it?
316 Queensbridge Road, E8 3NH
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant and bar jointly owned and operated by Brett Redman and Margaret Crow. Brett you'll know for his popular place Elliot's on Borough Market. Margaret is a stylist and fashion consultant who's worked on i-D, Love and Vogue Russia. Expect a menu based on snacks, comfort food, and raw dishes. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 20



Ivy Chelsea Garden

In a nutshell: The Ivy grows outdoors
Where is it?
197 King’s Road, London SW3 5ED
Why should you care?
Following the opening of Ivy Market Grill, the Ivy brand continues to expand, this time in Chelsea where it's taken over a building with an extensive outside space. Find out more
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hen can you try it for yourself? March 30



Ceviche Old Street

In a nutshell: East London Peruvian
Where is it?
Baldwin Street (off City Road), Old Street, London EC1V
Why should you care?
This is the latest Peruvian restaurant from Martin Morales, who previously brought us the original Soho Ceviche and also Shoreditch's Andina. This latest restaurant features Peruvian, BBQ, customisable ceviches, rotisserie chicken and plenty of pisco. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 30



Joe's Southern Kitchen

In a nutshell: Southern US kitchen heads north to Kentish Town
Where is it?
300 Kentish Town Road, London, NW5 2TG
Why should you care?
This sees the Southern Kitchen, which is currently in Covent Garden too, open in Kentish Town. And while the menu at Joe’s Kentish Town will feature many of the favourites from the original. they'll be focusing attention on a new recipe, Sweet Tea Brined Fried Chicken with Lemon Salt & Tabasco Honey. Plus there's a basement bar called Jailbird too.  Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 30



Homeburger

In a nutshell: Burger delivery service to North London
Where is it?
169 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX
Why should you care?
If you're in North London (like us) and really fancy a burger, but just don't fancy heading outside then new burger take-away and delivery service Homeburger could be just what you need. Find out more
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hen can you try it for yourself? March 2015



Wahleeah

In a nutshell: Beer based cooking in Fulham
Where is it?
4 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3LQ
Why should you care?
Dave Ahern - aka CorkGourmetGuy aka BurgerBreakout - is opening his first restaurant called Wahleeah following a series of successful residencies. There's a strong focus on cooking with beer and plenty of made to order ingredients. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 2015



Patron

In a nutshell: Cave a Manger in Kentish Town
Where is it?
26 Fortess Road, London NW5 2HB
Why should you care?
This is a new wine bar and French restaurant from a French/English couple who live in Kentish Town, so expect a restaurant with firm sights set on pleasing the locals. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 2015



Chiswick Smokehouse

In a nutshell: Barbecue continued
Where is it?
12 Sutton Lane North, Chiswick, London, W4 4LD
Why should you care?
This will be the second Smokehouse (following the original in Islington) and sees the group take over the former Hole in the Wall in Chiswick. Expect a similar menu to the original with plenty of barbecue on the menu and a large selection of beers.
When can you try it for yourself? March 2015



Top Dog

In a nutshell: Hot dogs in Soho
Where is it?
48 Frith Street, London W1D 4SF
Why should you care?
This hot dog restaurant promises to have a "US rebel biker culture of the 1950s" feel to it. 
As for the food, there's the influence a healthier eating regime throughout. So you'll be able to choose your 'dog' - from classic veal & pork, beef or chicken (with vegetarian options too) as well as a bun - a choice of three - with approximately 9 hotdog choices on the menu.  Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? March 2015



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
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hen can you try it for yourself? March 2015



The Woodstock

In a nutshell: Japanese pub off Oxford Street
Where is it?
11 Woodstock Street, London, W1C 2AE
Why should you care?
 This new Japanese restaurant will serve weary shoppers a Japanese led drinks menu alongside freshly grilled Kushiyaki skewers. And it's handily situated in a street opposite Debenhams for a bit of light after-shopping drinking and eating. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? March 2015



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? March 2015 (TBC)



Berber and Q

In a nutshell: North African grillhouse in Haggerston
Where is it? Arch 338, Acton Mews, London E8 4EA
Why should you care?
This is a joint venture between Josh Katz (Galvin Bistrot de Luxe and Ottolenghi) and Mattia Bianchi (Ottolenghi and Ben Spalding). It'll take inspiration from Turkey's Mangal restaurants, the grill & kebab houses of Istanbul, the food stalls of Jmaa al Fna in Marrakesh and the Shipudim in Tel Aviv. Essentially expect a lot of grilled meat and veg. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Late March 2015



Ottolenghi Spitalfields

In a nutshell: Salads, GREAT cakes, an a lot more for the CIty
Where is it? 50 Artillery Lane London E1 7LS
Why should you care?
City fans of Ottolenghi will now have a new all-day restaurant right on their doorstep. Expect cakes and salads for takeaway in the day (plus a grab and go option) as well as cocktails and more in the evening. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Late March 2015



Bao

In a nutshell: Steamed buns in Soho
Where is it?
53 Lexington Street, London W1F 9AS
Why should you care?
These popular street food vendors are settling down in Soho with steamed milk buns at the heart of the menu. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 7



Le Chabanais

In a nutshell: Le Chateaubriand comes to London
Where is it?
8 Mount Street, Mayfair
Why should you care?
The people behind the famed Le Chateaubriand are coming to London with their Head Chef Paul Boudier looking after the kitchen. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 10



Chick n' Sours

In a nutshell: Fried Chicken and sour cocktails from Carl Calrke in Dalston
Where is it?
390 Kingsland Road, London E8 2AA
Why should you care?
He's been popping up all over the place with Disco Bistro but now Carl Clarke is settling down in Dalston with a brand new fried chicken (and sour cocktails) restaurant. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 14 (Soft launch until April 16)



Bull in a China Shop

In a nutshell: Rotisserie chicken, breakfast buns and whisky in Shoreditch
Where is it?
196 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE
Why should you care?
Bull in a China Shop will be a rotisserie chicken restaurant and whisky bar alongside breakfast bao buns and savoury congee porridge, all from the same people behind the Drunken Monkey. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Chutney Mary

In a nutshell: Classic Indian moved to St James
Where is it?
73 St James Street, London SW1A 1PH
Why should you care?
Chutney Mary is closing its doors on the King's Road and relocate to 73 St James’s Street, opening in April on the site that used to be Wheeler’s. It's a new location for the restaurant which has been around since 1990 and owner Namita Panjabi and her sister Camellia will be introducing various new dishes to the restaurant's menu. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Foxlow

In a nutshell: Hawksmoor spin-off comes to Stoke Newington
Where is it?
71-73 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0AS
Why should you care?
The original Foxlow in Farringdon was a big hit but they've taken their time in finding a space for a second - settling on very up and coming Stoke Newington. Expect ribs, steaks, soft serve and more. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Tartufi and Friends

In a nutshell: Truffles in Harrods
Where is it?
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
Harrods have a real thing about truffles at the moment. Not only have they recently opened a truffle shop, they're now expanding their truffle focus to a new restaurant. Everything on the menu will have the option of being either with fresh black or white truffles (with the white version pushing up the prices considerably (including a £75 truffle burger!). Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



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 Open House who are opening a huge restaurant seating 200 people in the newly revamped Fitzroy Square in Fitzrovia. It'll also have three separate bar areas and serve food with "locally, sustainably sourced and artisan-prepared ingredients and will be run by Diego Cardoso, the former Head Chef of Murano. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Il Cudega

In a nutshell: Lombardy bar and restaurant in Hackney
Where is it?
Arch 358, Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Why should you care?
This is a all day new bar, restaurant and deli dedicated to the Lombardy region of Italy, with dishes inpired by the region and wine and food from the deli to take away. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Sesame

In a nutshell: Ottolenghi director gets his own cafe
Where is it?
23 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9RY
Why should you care?
Noam Bar, one of the founders of Ottolenghi, has taken inspiration from the market stalls and smoking grill street food of the Middle East for his Covent Garden opening. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Maze Grill

In a nutshell: Gordon Ramsay returns to Aubergine with Maze
Where is it?
11 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Why should you care?
Gordon Ramsay has returned to the place where he made his name with Aubergine. He's bought up the restaurant and is replacing it with the first stage of a roll out of Maze Grill. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Park Chinois

In a nutshell: High end Yau
Where is it?
17 Berkeley Street, London, W1S 4NF
Why should you care?
This is yet another Alan Yau restaurant who seems to be very busy indeed at the moment. This is a revival of a brand that he first launched in New York some years ago. Expect a chinese restaurant with a 1940-50s feel to it. There will be a focus on music too, ranging from piano to string quartets to evening jazz.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Jose Pizarro

In a nutshell: Jose Pizarro's third restaurant - this time in the City
Where is it? Unit T6 Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
Why should you care?
This will be Jose Pizarro's first restaurant north of the river, in the revamped Broadgate Circle in the City. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2015



Fu Manchu

In a nutshell: Pizzas in Broadgate
Where is it? 15-16 Lendal Terrace London SW4 7UX
Why should you care?
This late night dum sum and cocktail bar is taking over a space under the arches on Lendal Terrace with an extensive steamed dumpling menu. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2015



PizzaBuzz

In a nutshell: Pizzas in Broadgate
Where is it? 2 Worship Street, London EC2A 2AH
Why should you care?
From the same group that own The Portman and The Only Running Footman PizzaBuzz will be an all day affair serving - you guessed it - pizzas. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2015



Bouillabaisse

In a nutshell: Kurt Zdesar does a seafood restaurant in Mayfair
Where is it? Unit T6 Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
Why should you care?
Kurt Zdesar is the man behind the recent opening Chotto Matte and was previously with Nobu. His next London restaurant sees him taking over the ex Bo London site with a restaurant focused on sustainable seafood (but with some grilled meats too).
When can you try it for yourself? May 2015



Granger and Co

In a nutshell: Brunch & more in King's Cross
Where is it? 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Why should you care?
Bill Granger already had success with Granger & co in nearby Clerkenwell as well as the very popular Notting Hill original. Expect a similar approach this time around, with an all-day menu and a big focus on brunch at the weekends. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May/June 2015



Social Wine

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton does a wine bar in Marylebone
Where is it?
39 James Street, London W1U 1EB
Why should you care?
This is the next thing from Jason Atherton, who is not letting opening in New York distract him from his home town. This sees him embracing one of London's trends, the return of the wine bar. Expect a wine bar and shop as well as tapas dishes.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



Craft London

In a nutshell: Stevie Parle's Greenwich restaurant
Where is it?
Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0SQ
Why should you care?
The cafe has already opened, but this will mark the opening of Stevie Parle's next fully fledged restaurant. Expect the menu to reflect the food that he loves: simple home-cooking and experiments with every day ingredients but with a focus on fresh, more locally-sourced British food. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 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



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? Spring 2015



Yauatcha

In a nutshell: Yauatcha goes to the city 
Where is it?
Broadgate Circle
Why should you care?
The popular Soho high-end din sum joint has been around for 10 years and they're finally opening a second restaurant in the City (this time without Yau) from the people behind Hakkasan.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



The Botanist

In a nutshell: Popular gastropub comes to the city
Where is it?
Broadgate Circle
Why should you care?
The original Botanist is a huge hit and this is the first time the owners, ETM group, have opened a second branch of the same place.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



New (un-named) Bocca Di Lupo restaurant

In a nutshell: Bocca two
Where is it?
140a Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8PA
Why should you care?
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo of Bocca di Lupo are going to be opening up a new restaurant beside the Ape & Bird gastropub. The duo have taken on the site that used to be occupied by Pizza Hut and are turning it into a two floor, 4000 square foot restaurant. The food will be "boisterous, accessible, affordable and utterly delicious" promises Kennedy with the aim to make brilliant food inexpensive. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



Piquet

In a nutshell: Laid-back French
Where is it?
Fitzrovia
Why should you care?
Allan Pickett (from Plateau) and Andre Blais (founder of Bodeans BBQ) are joining up for this laid-back French restaurant in Fitzrovia.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



Wright Bros Kensington

In a nutshell: Seafood in South Kensington
Where is it? 56 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DY
Why should you care?
This is the latest from the very popular Wright Bros, this time adding on a standalone bar serving up wines and cocktails alongside ‘pound a pop’ oysters, from Wright Bros' own Duchy Oyster Farm, during happy hour. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



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? June 2015



Les 110 de Taillevent

In a nutshell: Famous Parisian restaurant lands in London
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
The people behind Parisian restaurant Taillevent are bringing its spin-off Les 110 de Taillevent to London - which focuses on food and wine pairings, named after the 110 wines available by the glass. Each of the 30 dishes is matched by one of four selected glasses. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 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? June 2015



Shake Shack Westfield

In a nutshell: Burgers go to the mall
Where is it?
Westfield Stratford
Why should you care?
After becoming a huge success in Covent Garden, Danny Meyer's US burger import heads west to conquer Westfield shopping mall. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2015



New Corbin and King restaurant

In a nutshell: Corbin & King come to Islington
Where is it?
9 Islington Green, London N1 2XH
Why should you care?
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have had a pretty good run of late, with both the Colony Grill Room and Fischers coming in for a lot of praise. Now they're opening in Islington for a "neighbourhood restaurant" taking over the prime position on Islington Green from Browns. A new Colbert is a strong contender. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2015



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 2015



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? 2015



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. (Note - this one's gone a bit quiet, so we're trying to find out if it's still going ahead)
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Modern Pantry in the City

In a nutshell: Anna Hansen's second Pantry
Where is it?
Finsbury Square
Why should you care?
Anna Hansen has found a place in Finsbury Square 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? 2015



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've tested out the restaurant at Climsons Arch before setting on a location. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



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. It's gone a bit quiet of late, so we're trying to find out if the plans are still going ahead.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015 (TBC)



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 seat 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



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? 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



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



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



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Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Albert Roux is behind a new venture Roux a la Poste, opening in Brentwood.
  • Cottons in Exmouth Market has closed down and there are plans to open a gastropub on the site.
  • Mark Sargeant, of Plum & Spilt Milk and Rocksalt, is planning a new London venture.
  • A new burger restaurant Asta Luego's Burger & Shake is coming to Wembley soon, with Camden and Holland Park restaurants to follow.
  • The Zetter Townhouse will be opening a second boutique hotel in Marylebone in Spring 2016.
  • The founder of the Cinnamon Club, Iqbal Wahhab, is hoping to open a New Orleans style restaurant in the City in Summer.
  • Dip & Flip (gravy dipped burgers) is looking to open its next restaurant in Wimbledon, with more sites planned.
  • The mega popular Cereal Killer Cafe is looking to open in Camden next.
  • Pasta Remoli, currently in Westfield Stratford, are coming to Finsbury Park.
  • Red Dog Saloon are opening in Angel, taking over the space that used to hold Round Midnight.
  • 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.
  • Lots appears to be happening at Broadgate Circle, where Simon Wright has plans to open a restaurant called Crab Tavern and another Shoryu Ramen is planned.
  • 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.
  • Bocca di Lupo's Jacob Kenedy will be opening a pub in Angel.
  • The people behind Drake and Morgan are opening a series of Brooklyn style bars across London, starting with Regent's Place and St Pancras Square.
  • Sushi restaurant Yama Momo is coming to East Dulwich from the people behind Tsunami
  • 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.
  • Bincho Yakitori is rumoured to be relaunching as Blood + Wasabi on Old Compton Street.
  • San Francisco's Tartine will be coming to London as soon as they find a location.
  • Bukowski Grill are looking to open in Soho on D'Arblay Street (where Honest Burgers is).
  • Daylesford Organic are bringing a cafe to Marylebone.
  • Cubitt House are opening a three storey bar and restaurant, possibly called The Lighterman, at King's Cross in 2015.
  • Australian burger joint Charlie & Co is looking for a London venue as is US chain CaliBurger.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Nuno Mendes' The Loft Project will be returning. He's also looking to start work on another casual restaurant in East London. 
  • Jun Tanaka is aiming to open a new restaurant in 2015.
  • MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman is hoping to open an East End restaurant.
  • Russell Norman is rumoured to be opening a big pizza place in Soho - with a lease signed for a large site on Walkers Court.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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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