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

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? May 27



Chipping Forecast

In a nutshell: Fish and chips in Notting Hill
Where is it? 29 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1HE
Why should you care?
The Chipping Forecast (we do like a good restaurant pun) is opening a permanent restaurant after being a stall on Berwick Street Market. Expect very fresh fish, triple cooked chips and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? May 28



The French House Crystal Palace

In a nutshell: Dulwich restaurant expands
Where is it? 72 Westow Hill, London SE19 1SB
Why should you care?
Popular South London neighbourhood spot The French House East Dulwich is expanding. The brainchild of local woman Audrey Michel who's originally from Alsace, the concept is simple - think 60s/70s French restaurant/bar à vin. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? May/June 2016



Kashmir - a culinary paradise

In a nutshell: Kashmiri cuisine in Putney
Where is it? 18-20 Lacy Road, London SW15 1NL
Why should you care?
This restaurant is from a husband and wife team who originally opened it in Singapore. The Putney restaurant features lots of traditional Kashmir dishes and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late May 2016



Ivy Cafe Wimbledon

In a nutshell: Ivy Cafe goes south
Where is it? 75 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EQ
Why should you care?
The latest of the Ivy Cafes to come to London. This one has the usual menu and a big garden terrace at the back too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 1



Rawligion

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 3 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AF
Why should you care?
This latest addition to the healthy food scene in London is a gluten and meat-free restaurant and has everything to take away too. Features the infamous massaged kale on the menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 7



Yard Sale Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza in Finsbury Park
Where is it? 54 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DW
Why should you care?
They're very popular in Clapton and now the second Yard Sale Pizza is coming to Finsbury Park. Expect the same five staple pizzas they are known and loved for with regularly changing specials. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 13



Ostuni Highgate

In a nutshell: Puglian in Highgate
Where is it? 1 Hampstead Ln, London N6 4RS
Why should you care?
This is the second Ostuni for London - it's a restaurant that specialises in food from the Puglian region of Southern Italy. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 13



Bao Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Bao v2
Where is it? 31 Windmill St London W1T 2JN
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from the people behind the hugely successful Bao in Soho. Expect the usual bao buns but with many small and sharing dishes that are new to this branch. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 15



Switch House Restaurant at Tate Moden

In a nutshell: Gallery restaurant with a view
Where is it? Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Why should you care?
There's a big new gallery building coming to Tate Modern and that means a new restaurant and bar too. Expect the usual supporting of small local producers to be a big feature of the new menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 17



Mason and Company

In a nutshell: Beer and meatballs in Hackney
Where is it? 7 Canalside, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS
Why should you care?
This is a collaboration between the founder of Five Points Bewery and street food vendors Capish. Expect lots of beers matched with plenty of Italian food - including Capish's signature subs. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 17



Dip and Flip Brixton

In a nutshell: Gravy dipped burgers in Brixton
Where is it? 64-68 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PY
Why should you care?
This is the latest in the very popular burger chain which specialises in serving gravy for dipping its burgers in (as well as more meat sarnies). Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 17



Meat Up

In a nutshell: BBQ in Wandsworth
Where is it? 350 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, London SW18 1SS
Why should you care?
This BBQ grill spot is promising British premium aged steaks, chargrilled lobster and shellfish on the menu, along with ribs, "killer burgers" and superfood salads. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 20



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? June 22



Trade Union Wapping

In a nutshell: Workspace and restaurant and more from Grand Union.
Where is it? Thomas More Square, London E1
Why should you care?
The latest Grand Union is part workspace, part restaurant, part cocktail bar - as well as featuring a coffee shop by Vagabond AND a barber. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 22



Foley's

In a nutshell: Ex Palomar chef in Fitzrovia
Where is it? Fitzrovia - location TBC
Why should you care?
Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia is headed up by Head Chef Mitz Vora - who's been Sous Chef at the ever-hot The Palomar. He's the sole creator of the menu at Foleys, which will be "experimenting with food from around the world with trade route twists and influences". Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 24 (soft launch until June 30)



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? June 27



The Barbary

In a nutshell: Next from The Palomar
Where is it? 6 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DP
Why should you care? 
The hugely popular Palomar restaurant is getting a sibling. Their next restaurant is opening in Seven Dials and will feature food from the Barbary Coast of North Africa to Jerusalem. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early June 2016



Tombo, Poké & Matcha Bar

In a nutshell: Hawaiian poke and matcha in Soho
Where is it? 28 D'Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EW
Why should you care?
This is all part of a Japanese cafe being launched by Tombo, who also have a cafe in Kensington and are tea specialists. Expect lots of varieties of Hawaiian poke as well as Tombo Matcha Lattes, and Matcha brownies, cakes, sundaes and Matcha Soft Serve. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early June 2016



Heist Bank

In a nutshell: Pizza and more in Paddington
Where is it? 5 North Wharf Road, Paddington, London W2 1LA
Why should you care?
This is an all-day bar and restaurant - with a speciality in pizza and a florist for good measure. Food wise, they'll have a big wood-fired pizza oven which will mainly feature local cheeses, cured meats and seasonal toppings. And there's soft ice cream for dessert, courtesy of a "Mr Whippy" machine. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early June 2016



Strut and Cluck

In a nutshell: Turkey restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 151-153 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
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? Mid June 2016



Zia Lucia

In a nutshell: Holloway Road pizza
Where is it? 157 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX
Why should you care?
Using a huge wood-fired oven that was hand crafted in Naples, this new pizza place for Holloway promises authentic pizzas with some great sounding toppings like pecorino cheese, truffle honey, asparagus, spicy orange sauce and toasted almonds. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Mid June 2016



Samarkand

In a nutshell: Uzbeki in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 33 Charlotte St, London W1T 1RR
Why should you care?
This new restaurant will have "traditional and contemporary Uzbecki fare in a premium setting". Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late June 2016



Belpassi Bros

In a nutshell: Meatballs in Tooting
Where is it? 70 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RN
Why should you care?
Belpassi Bros will sell the hand rolled meatballs that the brothers have been dishing out in Spitalfields for the past few years, served up with homemade sauces in a sandwich, on polenta or with pasta. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late June 2016



Chicama

In a nutshell: Pachamama mark 2
Where is it? 383 King’s Road, London SW10 0LP
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Pachamama and it's mainly a seafood restaurant with absolutely no meat in sight. Expect very fresh seafood dishes in a Peruvian style and weekend brunches too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



Galvin at the Athanaeum

In a nutshell: Revamped hotel gets a new Galvin
Where is it? 116 Piccadilly, London W1J 7BJ
Why should you care?
This is the next big new restaurant to join the Galvin group of restaurants. It's part of a huge revamp of the Athanaeum Hotel in Piccadilly.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



Four Sisters Townhouse

In a nutshell: Cocktail bar for the City
Where is it? 5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9EH
Why should you care?
Already a popular cocktail bar in Islington, this sees the Four Sisters open a Dickensian townhouse in Bow Lane. Expect regularly changing cocktails, locally made spirits and an all-day food menu too, with artisan sandwiches for the lunch crowd. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



Poppies

In a nutshell: Fish and chips in Soho
Where is it? 55-59 Old Compton Street, London W1T 1DB
Why should you care?
Best known for their Spitalfields restaurant, Poppies are making the leap into Soho. Expect a traditional fish and chips restaurant and maybe the odd jellied eel too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



Sardine at Parasol

In a nutshell: Stevie Parle protege in Old Street
Where is it? 15 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB
Why should you care?
A protégé of Stevie Parle is promising to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Old Street this summer. Sardine - a name which had originally been linked to Parle's last restaurant - is opening in an annexe next to the Parasol art gallery. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



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? June 2016



O Ver

In a nutshell: Seawater pizzas in Borough
Where is it? 44-46 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN
Why should you care?
There's an Italian restaurant with a difference coming to Borough. This has a big focus on using fresh seawater in the dishes - including the pizzas. It's all about the health benefits apparently  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



Chuck Burger

In a nutshell: Hotbox do burgers
Where is it? 4 Commercial Street, London, E1 7PT
Why should you care? 
Hotbox have been serving up Chuck Burger at Hawker House and this is now their first standalone, permanent spot. Expect the same burgers, loaded fries and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2016



Berber and Q Shawarma Bar

In a nutshell: Reinventing the kebab for Exmouth market
Where is it? 46 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from popular East London middle Easter smokers Berber and Q. Expect slow cooked spit roasted lamb and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 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? June 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? June/July 2016



Rok Islington

In a nutshell: A Nordic Smokehouse on Upper Street.
Where is it?
149 Upper Street, London N1 1RA
Why should you care?
This is the second Rok, a Nordic Smokehouse, after the success of the original in Shoreditch. Expect lots of smoked meats with a hint of Nordic cuisine and cocktails by Matt Whiley. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? July 4



MEATliquor East Dulwich

In a nutshell: More burgers for south London.
Where is it?
37 Lordship Lane, London SE22 8EW
Why should you care?
It's the latest expansion for the growing burgers and cocktail chain. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? July 4



Picture Marylebone

In a nutshell: Popular Fitzrovia restaurant gets a sibling
Where is it? 19 New Cavendish St, Marylebone, London W1G 9TZ
Why should you care?
The original Picture in Fitzrovia has proven to be a big hit - and now they're opening in Marylebone. Expect similar seasonal menus and a great value tasting menu too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 4 (soft launch until July 9)



Casita Andina

In a nutshell: The Andes in Soho
Where is it? 31 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LP
Why should you care?
This is the second Andina from Martin Morales, following the original in Shoreditch. Expect lots of Andes inspired cuisine as well as it all being gluten free. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 28



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 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? July 2016



Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

In a nutshell: Carl Clarke's Chinese restaurant
Where is it? 390 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Carl Clarke and takes place underneath his last, in the basement space of Chick N Sours. Expect his take on classic Chinese restaurant food and plenty of cocktails too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring/Summer 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? Summer 2016



Hanger SW6

In a nutshell: Steak in Fulham
Where is it?
461 North End Road, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care?
This is a self-styled "steak and liquor bar" that will have affordable steak for a tenner on its top floor and all manner of cocktails downstairs (with an emphasis on Sipsmith gin). Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 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? Summer 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? Summer 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? Summer 2016



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? Summer 2016



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? Summer/ Autumn 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? Summer 2016



Farang

In a nutshell: Seb Holmes in Borough
Where is it? Flat Iron Square, Southwark, London SE1 0AB
Why should you care?
Seb Holmes picked up a lot of fans while head chef at the Smoking Goat and then with a series of Pestle pop-ups. Now he's nearly ready to settle down in Borough with his new restaurant Farang - a thai restaurant with a big focus on seasonal ingredients. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring/Summer 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? September 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? September 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? September 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



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



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



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? Late 2016/2017



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 plentyof 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



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



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Da Michele pizzeria from Naples is looking to open in Stoke Newington.
  • Richard Caring's Caprice Group has bought a huge space opposite Mayfair's Roka. Expect a new opening there this Summer.
  • It looks like Boom Burger Brixton isn't happening, but they're still looking for a 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 may be 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Sosharu is).
  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.


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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