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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.

 

Coming Soon list

Tonkotsu Dalston

In a nutshell: Ramen in the East
Where is it?
382 Mare Street, Dalston
Why should you care?
The very successful Tonkotsu adds another restaurant to its growing empire, bringing ramen, chicken karaage and more to Mare Street, Dalston.
When can you try it for yourself? January 3



Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street

In a nutshell: More high rise London
Where is it? 20 Fenchurch St, EC1
Why should you care?
This 37 storey building includes a pretty impressive looking (from the designs) indoor garden space called the Sky Garden and will have three food areas including a a seafood and grill, an all-day brasserie and a cocktail bar called Sky Pod. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 5 2015



Chai Wu

In a nutshell: Chinese restaurant in Harrods
Where is it? Fifth Floor at Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
Chai Wu is described as a new modern Chinese restaurant in Harrods. In charge of the food is Chef Bihu Xie who comes here via Grand Imperial London and the whole thing will be overseen by Ian Pengelley who was the chef who launched E&O, runs Gilgamesh and has already opened two restaurants - Mango Tree and Pan Chai in the Harrods Food Halls. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 18 2015



The Fourteenth Colonie

In a nutshell: NYC style bar in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 45 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RS
Why should you care?
This New York style bar and restaurant has taken over the space that used to hold Giant Robot. Expect brunch style dishes mixed with plenty of craft beer and cocktails. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 26 2015



Bo Drake

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



Bleecker Street Burger

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



Jinjuu

In a nutshell: Judy Joo's own restaurant in Soho
Where is it?  16 Kingly Street, London W1B 5PS
Why should you care?
Judy Joo, who worked at Gordon Ramsay's restaurants before earning fame on Iron Chef previously ran the restaurant at the Playboy Club. This will be her first London restaurant
When can you try it for yourself? January 2015



Blacklock

In a nutshell: Skinny chops in Soho
Where is it?
25 Great Windmill Street, Soho
Why should you care?
This basement location with a colourful history promises lots of charcoal grilled chops plus cocktails for a fiver too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? January 015



Sticks n Sushi

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



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? February 2015



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
W
hen can you try it for yourself? February 2015



Brindisa Tapas Kitchen

In a nutshell: Brindisa comes to Soho
Where is it?
18-20 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DE
Why should you care?
Bringing the finest Spanish food to London's West End: the ever popular Brindisa Tapas Kitchen are opening their latest London restaurant in February 2015, in the midst of Soho's rapidly expanding food scene. Find out more
W
hen can you try it for yourself? February 2015



WahleeahWahleeah

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? February/March 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? March 2015



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? Mid March 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? March 2015



Park Chinois

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



Smith & Wollensky London

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



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). 
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



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? 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



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? 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



New Gordon Ramsay restaurant

In a nutshell: Ramsay returns to Aubergine in triumph
Where is it?
11 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Why should you care?
Gordon Ramsay has bought up the site that used to house the restaurant where he properly made his name - Aubergine. Plans for the site are still being decided, but as Ramsay's right hand man says "11 Park Walk is steeped in history and it’s so nice to be back in there, bringing together everything we’ve learnt along the way.”. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 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.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Modern Pantry in the City

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



Biblioteka

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



Barbecoa Piccadilly

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



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



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • 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.
  • Ottolenghi is planning to open in the City at the to-be-revamped Artillery Lane.
  • 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).
  • Stevie Parle has opened a cafe called Craft in Greenwich which will later be adding a new restaurant too..
  • MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker is revamping the menu of a pub in Earlsfield.
  • Dutch solo dining concept Eenmaal is looking for a location in Shoreditch.
  • Daylesford Organic are bringing a cafe to Marylebone.
  • Bibigo Korean restaurant are opening a second venue in Angel.
  • Cubitt House are opening a three storey bar and restaurant, possibly called The Lighterman, at King's Cross in 2015.
  • The people behind The Shed in Notting Hill are opening a second London restaurant.
  • Australian burger joint Charlie & Co is looking for a London venue as is US chain CaliBurger.
  • Big Easy are rumoured to be opening in Islington (where Browns is).
  • Drake and Morgan (The Folly, The Fable) are planning two new bars at Regent's Place and St Pancras Square.
  • Piccola Cucina Italian restaurant (who are open in NYC and Ibiza) are opening in Notting Hill.
  • STK is said to be opening a second restaurant in Canary Wharf and another in the City.
  • Andre Balazs has more or less confirmed that, following the huge success of Chiltern Firehouse, he'll be opening a Standard Hotel in London.
  • 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).
  • Hawksmoor's Foxlow is rumoured to be looking for a second location.
  • 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 in 2014.
  • Russell Norman is planning a pop-up restaurant later this year. He is also rumoured to be opening a big pizza place in Soho in 2013/2014 - with a lease signed for a large site on Walkers Court.
  • After their Union Street partnership didn't happen, Gordon Ramsay is now rumoured to be opening a pie and mash chain with David Beckham in the UK.
  • Another van is also looking for a permanent home, as Street Kitchen is looking to open a restaurant.
  • Urban Villa is developing a site on Whitechapel Road for a boutique hotel with a rooftop restaurant.
  • Arjun Waney of Zuma and Roka is looking to launch a new fast-food concept Stixx Yakitori and is currently shopping for properties to host it.
  • Adam Byatt (of Trinity) is planning to roll out his Bistro Union restaurant to more areas of South London in early 2014.
  • NYC restaurateur Nello Balan is rumoured to be opening a branch of NYC's Nello in London.
  • Alan Yau is taking over the site of Automat to build Park Chinois (which used to be in the Gramercy Hotel in New York).
  • Ferran Adria is said to be planning to open a cocktail bar in London, probably 14 Degrees (based on the Barcelona version)
  • Thomas Keller is still rumoured to be bringing a restaurant to London, his American restaurant Bouchon seems the most likely candidate.
  • Marlon Abela has plans to open two new restaurants in London - one of them a British outpost for his Manhattan spot A Voce.
  • The Sahara Hotels group have bought Grosvenor House and are planning to bring their Mumbai restaurant Namak over to London.
  • Omar Allibhoy is planning a third Tapas Revolution, this time in Shoreditch - the first outside of a big shopping village.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in late 2016 at the Sugar Quay development project.
  • Tim Anderson is still on the lookout for a permanent Nanban site.


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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