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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.

 

Coming Soon list

Rawduck

In a nutshell: Return of the duck
Where is it? 97 Richmond Rd London E8 3NJ
Why should you care?
After being unexpectedly forced to close, Rawduck have found a new location near London Fields. They'll now have a proper kitchen, so expect an expanded menu. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 14

 

Verdi Italian Kitchen

In a nutshell: Italian at the opera
Where is it? Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
Why should you care?
This is the sixth restaurant in the Royal Albert Hall, which has just had a £1mil refurbishment. It'll be open to the public as well as concert-goers for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Taking into account its location, there will be live music every friday evening and Saturday lunch from up and coming talent.
When can you try it for yourself? April 15

 

Noodle House

In a nutshell: Asian fast food chain comes to London
Where is it? Shaftesbury Avenue
Why should you care?
The first Noodle House, a fast food restaurant inspired by Southeast Asian street food and teahouses, opened in Dubai in 2002 and now has sites worldwide. This is the first of a roll-out planned for the UK.
When can you try it for yourself? April 17

 

Patty & Bun

In a nutshell: Top burgers come to the City
Where is it? 22-23 Liverpool Street, EC2
Why should you care? Of all the burger joints in London, the one that often gets rated the highest is Patty & Bun. So the coming of their second location is a big thing indeed - particularly as it'll be offering takeaway too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 22

 

Bonnie Gull Seafood Cafe

In a nutshell: Seafood Shack 2
Where is it?  55-57 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL
Why should you care?
Following a series on pop-ups, the first full-time Bonnie Gull seafood shack was a big success when it opened in Fitzrovia. The second will follow the same formula in a slightly bigger location and have plenty of takeaway options too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 22

 

Kurobuta

In a nutshell: Japanese pub from ex Wabi chef
Where is it?
17-20 Kendal Street, London, W2 2AW
Why should you care?
This is an izakaya or traditional Japanese style pub this September just by Marble Arch, from the former head chef of Nobu and most recently Wabi London. Open all day from early morning to late evening Kurobuta will have room for 80 and also serve up a range of dishes to go. A pop-up in Chelsea has been a big hit, so expect this to be huge too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 23

 

Granger & Co Clerkenwell

In a nutshell: Bill goes east
Where is it? The Buckley Building, 49 Clerkenwell Green, EC1
Why should you care?
Bill Granger's Notting Hill restaurant has been a rather quiet success and now he's heading to the other side of London with a restaurant in the city.
When can you try it for yourself? April 28

 

Bilbao Berria

In a nutshell: MasterChef wi nner goes Spanish
Where is it?
2 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4PE
Why should you care?
MasterChef winner Ash Mair is working with this Spanish Pinxtos restaurant to bring the brand to the UK. it will be a mixture of pinxtos (Basque tapas) and more formal dining with Mair hoping to put his own stamp on it too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April

 

Town Hall Hotel restaurant

In a nutshell: Viajante replacement gets Atherton backing
Where is it? Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, London E2 9NF.
Why should you care?
Nuno Mendes may have moved on, but taking his place is chef Lee Westcott who has worked with, and is being backed by, Jason Atherton. The new chef will take over the bar, the Corner Room and the main restaurant - which will all be revamped. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2014

 

Peg and Patroit

In a nutshell: Revamped Town Hall bar
Where is it? Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, London E2 9NF.
Why should you care?
This bar at the Town Hall Hotel is coming from Matt Whiley who's already had success as one half of The Talented Mr Fox at One Leicester Street. His background in cocktails is impressive - having been a founder member of Fluid Movement who were responsible for ground-breaking bars Purl and Worship Street Whistling Shop. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2014

 

The Rosebery

In a nutshell: Mandarin Oriental does tea and champagne
Where is it? Mandarin Oriental, 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
Why should you care?
The hotel already has Dinner by Heston and Bar Boulud and now it's adding on its brand new tea salon, which changes into a champagne bar at night. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2014

 

Bubba Gump Trocadero

In a nutshell: American shrimp co. comes to London
Where is it?  Trocadero, 7-14 Coventry St, Piccadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH
Why should you care?
The first UK Bubba Gump restaurant has been on the cards for a long time, but now it looks like it's actually going to happen. This American seafood chain will take over the site that once hosted Planet Hollywood, offering all manner of shrimps and more. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 2014 (TBC)

 

Soupe du Jour

In a nutshell: Soup restaurant in Soho
Where is it?  34 Lexington Street, Soho
Why should you care?
This new Soho restaurant has a clear eye on expanding across London after launching in Soho. It'll focus on serving soups based on recipes from the founders grandmothers and has been set up by chef Maximilan Tegler.
When can you try it for yourself? April 2014

 

BRGR.co

In a nutshell: Chelsea burgers
Where is it?
127 King’s Road London SW3 4PW
Why should you care?
A big success when it came to Soho late in 2012, this is the second restaurant for the fledgling Beirut burger joint. It'll seat 100 across two floors offering a similar burger menu to Soho as well as a brunch menu - and there will be takeaway too.
When can you try it for yourself? April/May

 

City Social

In a nutshell: Atherton goes high rise
Where is it? Tower 42, 25 Old Broad St
Why should you care?
Jason Atherton continues his conquering of the London restaurant scene with his first City restaurant taking over the area vacated by Gary Rhodes "Rhodes 24" restaurant. Expect a design by Russell Sage and a more high-end experience than previous ventures. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 1

 

Fera at Claridges by Simon Rogan

In a nutshell: Rogan take over
Where is it? Claridges Hotel, Mayfair
Why should you care?
After many, many months of speculation, Simon Rogan has been announced as the man in charge of the new restaurant at Claridges. Expect a total overhaul of the restaurant, a brand new bar, a special test table and a whole lot more besides. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 6

 

Lang, Gong and Ting at Shangri La at the Shard

In a nutshell: Highest rise dining and drinking
Where is it?
The Shard, London Bridge Quarter
Why should you care?
The Shangri La hotel is taking up 18 of the upper storeys of what is fast becoming London's most famed skyscraper - and is adding a gourmet deli, a cake shop, a destination and a cocktail bar right near the top on the 52nd floor. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 6

 

Beast

In a nutshell: Burger & Lobster do steak & crab
Where is it?
3 Chapel Place, London W1G 0BG
Why should you care?
Goodman, the people behind the incredibly successful Burger and Lobster are opening a new restaurant - this time focused purely around steak and king crab. Expect communal tables, sides, a big wine list and a limited spirit list too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 6

 

The Palomar

In a nutshell: Chefs from Jerusalem's coolest restaurant Machneyuda come to London.
Where is it? 34 Rupert Street, London W1
Why should you care? This sees Layo and Zoe Paskin, the siblings behind The End and AKA teaming up with Machneyuda's Yossi Elad, Uri Navon & Asaf Granit. The menu will specialise in food from Jerusalem with influences from Southern Spain and Italy, North Africa through to the Levant. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 19

 

Barrafina Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Tapas expansion
Where is it? 10 Adelaide Street, London WC2N 4HZ
Why should you care?
The Hart Brothers (also behind Quo Vadis and Fino) are opening a second venue of Barrafina, the Soho tapas restaurant. While much on the menu will be familiar to diners at their current restaurant with a menu made up of classic and contemporary tapas, chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho is planning some entirely new dishes. Those dishes will probably be inspired by the Josper oven that's being installed here. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Early May 2014

 

Villiers Coffee Company and Dining Room

In a nutshell: The Gordon's Wine Bar family moves down the road
Where is it? 31a Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND
Why should you care?
The people behind Gordon's Wine Bar are branching out with Villiers, on the same street. It's being billed as an all-day dining room, coming from the younger generation of the Gordon family. It will be open all day, offering coffee and breakfast in the morning and from mid-day there will be an informal, all-day menu of seasonal dishes. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

World's End Market

In a nutshell: Fresh fish and more cooked to order on King's Road
Where is it? 495 King’s Road London SW10
Why should you care?
This all-day restaurant and underground bar will be taking over the space which was once the World's End Pub - and they're looking to design it in a way that makes the most of its heritage. The main focus is going to be on locally sourced "market fresh" produce with a regularly changing menu to reflect the seasonality of the food. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Lyle's

In a nutshell: Ex Young Turk James Lowe's long awaited restaurant.
Where is it? The Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JJ
Why should you care?
James Lowe's restaurant at the Tea Building in Shoreditch should be one of the big openings of the year. After big success at the Ten Bells, his all day restaurant will showcase his food and also aims to serve a damn fine coffee too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Rivea

In a nutshell: Ducasse at the Bulgari
Where is it? Bulgari Hotel & Residences, London at 171 Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DW.
Why should you care?
With a three Michelin starred restaurant over at the Dorchester, this will be Alain Ducasse's second London restaurant. It'll be an informal affair and based on Ducasse's existing restaurant of the same name at Hôtel Byblos in St Tropez with a mixture of French and Italian dishes inspired by Mediterranean cuisine. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Fischer's

In a nutshell: Corbin & King's next place
Where is it? 50 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HN
Why should you care?
Coming from the people behind the Wolseley, Brasserie Zedel and The Delaunay, this new restaurant will "be evocative of early 20th Century Vienna". Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Strand Dining Rooms

In a nutshell: British food with a restaurant based on the look of a traditional railway Pullman Coach.
Where is it? 1-3 Strand, Grand Buildings, London, WC2N 
Why should you care?
This all-day restaurant, focusing on traditional and contemporary British food, is being launched by Mark Harris who has previously worked at The Capital Hotel, Simon Parker Bowles’ Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, and Searcy’s at The Gherkin. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Ham Yard Hotel

In a nutshell: Firmdale's second Soho Hotel
Where is it? Ham Yard, Soho, London W1D 7LT 
Why should you care?
This is the latest boutique hotel from Firmdale (also behind the Soho Hotel and Charlotte Street hotel) and a to-be-announced restaurant and bar is planned.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Blues Kitchen

In a nutshell: Camden favourite goes east.
Where is it? 134 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3AR.
Why should you care? This is the latest boutique hotel from Firmdale (also behind the Soho Hotel and Charlotte Street hotel) and a to-be-announced restaurant and bar is planned.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2014

 

Arabica Bar and Kitchen

In a nutshell: Arabica Food & Spice Company trade in their market stall for a full-on restaurant
Where is it? 3 Rochester Walk, Borough Market, London, SE1.
Why should you care?
This is the spiritual home and birthplace of Arabica. They started out at Borough Market, armed with little more than a cool box over 14 years ago and began selling a small range of mezze from an 8ft trestle table. The vibe they're going for at their Borough restaurant will be 1960’s Beirut meets 21st century London. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? June 2014

 

L'Anima Cafe

In a nutshell: Francesco Mazzei adds a caff
Where is it? 1 Snowden Street, EC2A 2DQ
Why should you care?
Right next door to the original L'Anima this café will be a more casual affair focusing on quick pizza and pasta for those busy city folk and more regional Italian cooking, making good use of their Josper grill.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2014

 

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

In a nutshell: Steak goes west
Where is it? 3 Yeoman’s Row, London SW3 2AL
Why should you care?
It's the fifth Hawksmoor, who are arguably London's favourite steak providers. This latest restaurant promises "a bit of old school glamour and atmosphere and another menu that revolves around what we do best – amazing steaks from ethically reared British cattle and a few surprise dishes and cocktails which we’re currently perfecting”. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2014

 

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 2014

 

Gorgeous Kitchen

In a nutshell: Decent airport food
Where is it? Heathrow Terminal 2
Why should you care?
This airport restaurant comes from Sophie Michell (Pont Street), Jo Pratt, Gee Charman and Caroline Mi Li Artiss. They're aiming to be "a business lounge for non-business travellers" serving "quick, wholesome and seasonal dishes".
When can you try it for yourself? June 2014

 

Heston Blumenthal's The Perfectionists' Cafe

In a nutshell: Heston tackles airport food
Where is it? Heathrow Terminal 2
Why should you care?
Heston's first new restaurant since Dinner will be a must visit for many - but you'll only be able to visit if you're flying from Terminal 2. He's aiming for a more casual fare than usual, so expect the Heston treatment on burgers, pizzas and more. So closer to Little Chef than Fat Duck. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2014

 

Hakata Ippudo Ramen

In a nutshell: Japenese Ramen chain comes to London
Where is it? TBC
Why should you care?
Originally from Fukokoka, this ramen chain has expanded all over the world, and the first London UK is planned in a yet-to-be-revealed location.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2014

 

Lima Floral

In a nutshell: Peruvian in Covent Garden
Where is it? 14 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9BJ
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from Virgilio Martinez whose original in Fitzrovia was a big hit. This Covent Garden restaurant adds a ‘piqueos bar’ - the Peruvian equivalent of a tapas bar. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? July 2014

 

Tredwell's

In a nutshell: Marcus Wareing at Seven Dials
Where is it? 4 Upper St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9NY
Why should you care?
Tredwell;s is from MArcus Wareing, but he'll taking the role of restaurateur here, while concentrating on the kitchen at MARCUS. Here, Chantelle Nicholson is taking charge of what will be a "casual but informed restaurant - food you like when you like." Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? July 2014

 

Bocconcino

In a nutshell: Italian pizza by Russians in London
Where is it?
19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8ED
Why should you care?
Following on from Novikov's very successful Mayfair restaurant, another Russian export is joining them. Bocconcino is a chain of pizza/ pasta restaurants from Moscow.
When can you try it for yourself? July 2014

 

Flat Iron

In a nutshell: Steak restaurant expands
Where is it?
9 Denmark St, London WC2 H8LS
Why should you care?
The original Flat Iron, offering affordable cuts of steak in the heart of Soho is about to expand. We're waiting to hear if the second venue will feature a different menu, but we do know it's taking the site that used to hold the Giaconda Dining Rooms..
When can you try it for yourself? July 2014

 

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 restaurnt 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? August 2014

 

Feather and Hide

In a nutshell: Chicken and Cow in Covent Garden
Where is it?
167 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5PG
Why should you care?
We've already had a chicken and egg restaurant this year and now there's a new chicken and cow (rotisserie and grill) restaurant opening just off Covent Garden. Little known at this stage but there may be a nightclub attached.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 TBC

 

3 Chapel Place

In a nutshell: Goodman launches premium brand
Where is it?
3 Chapel Place, London W1G 0B
Why should you care?
This is the next step for Goodman restaurants, who will be launching this new premium restaurant. Little is known at the moment, other than it will have a large outside terrace seating over 30 that may be used as a cigar terrace.
When can you try it for yourself? Early 2014

 

Nanban London

In a nutshell: MasterChef winner goes Japanese
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Another MasterChef winner Tim Anderson is looking to open a 60 seater restaurant in Shoreditch. He'll be opening a restaurant focused on southern Japanese food, from a region where Anderson lived for two years. There will be plenty of noodles and dessert will include Japanese cakes and soft serve ice cream in traditional Japanese flavours. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 TBC

 

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? Early 2014

 

Goodman Lobster Roll deli

In a nutshell: Burger and Lobster, but without the burger.
Where is it? 65 Duke Street, London W1
Why should you care?
Coming from the people behind the hugely popular Burger and Lobster, their next restaurant on Duke Street in Mayfair will focus on lobster rolls, serving them to eat in or takeaway. There are other menu items planned, but the main draw will be the rolls which we're presuming are along the lines of those they currently serve up in Burger & Lobster. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early 2014

 

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? Spring 2014

 

Regent's Park restaurants

In a nutshell: Benugo takes over the park
Where is it? Regent's Park
Why should you care?
Benugo takes responsibility for all the Regent's Park restaurants with the Regent’s Bar & Kitchen will take over from The Garden Café and serve up family friendly dishes including wood fired pizzas, salads and healthy takeaways, a BBQ restaurant will open near the zoo and a smoothie and shake bar opening at The Hub and an espresso bar will take over the current Chester Road Kiosk. There will also be a kiosk on Marylebone Green and a Food Truck.
When can you try it for yourself? Up till Spring 2014

 

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're testing out the restaurant with a number of events before settling on a location. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2014

 

Stax

In a nutshell: Bea (of Boomsbury)'s American diner
Where is it?
Marylebone TBC
Why should you care?
This all day diner will offer all the things that were a hit at Bea's Diner in Maltby Street - including Bea's new signature ‘Blooming Onion’ - a large onion which is cut to resemble a flower, battered in special spices and deep-fried. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2014

 

Roka Aldwych

In a nutshell: Roka expands again
Where is it?
150 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4AB
Why should you care?
Another expansion for Rainer Becker's Roka, the modern Japanese restaurant Roka with its signature focus, the Robata grill. As with the Mayfair opening earlier in 2014, this will add a few dishes unique to the Aldwych location on top of the more familiar elements of the menu.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2014

 

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 "food bar" on the 35th floor serving "champagne and canapés", a brasserie on the 36th floor, and a seafood bar and grill on the 37th. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Mid 2014

 

Alan Yau un-named venture

In a nutshell: Maybe/maybe not Princi
Where is it? 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6EX
Why should you care?
We know that Alan Yau has plans for this site (and ex Aberdeen Angus steakhouse) but what they are is currently a mystery. It could be a new Princi focusing on pizza or a totally new restaurant (yes still with a pizza-ish focus)
When can you try it for yourself? Mid 2014

 

Spring

In a nutshell: Skye Gyngell at Somerset House
Where is it? Somerset House, Lancaster Place, London WC2R 1LA
Why should you care?
Spring is Skye Gyngell's first solo venture, who had such a big success at Petersham Nurseries. There aren't many more details other than that it'll "bring Skye’s acclaimed ingredient-led cooking to Somerset House." Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2014

 

Beaumont Hotel

In a nutshell: Corbin & King become hoteliers
Where is it? 8 Balderton Street, London W1K 6TF
Why should you care?
Corbin and King are taking over this art deco building in Mayfair to create a 75 room hotel. It will have an as-yet-unannounced restaurant with a private dining room serving American food.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2014

 

The Ivy Cafe

In a nutshell: Ivy expands
Where is it?
1 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8PS
Why should you care?
Long rumoured, this is a expansion to the Ivy that appears to have settled on a location - but little is known as to what to expect from it yet.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 TBC

 

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.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014

 

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? 2014

 

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? 2014

 

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. They say they are the "only national steakhouse to dry-age and butcher on site, fly in fresh lobster daily and make our sides and pastries by hand" - so we'll see what they bring to the UK.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014

 

160

In a nutshell: David Moore goes north
Where is it?
North London TBC
Why should you care?
David Moore, the man behind Pied a Terre and L'Autre Pied is looking to open a new restaurant in North London which is likely to have a smoky flavour about it (160 degrees is the temperature that smokers run at). Expect plenty of cocktails and craft beers too.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014

 

Ganesvoort Hotel Shoreditch

In a nutshell: New York hotel (and pool) in Shoreditch
Where is it?
Curtain Road, Shoreditch
Why should you care?
Gansevoort Hotels (famous for their NY hotel in the Meatpacking district) are coming to Curtain Road with this new 120 room hotel. There will definitely be a rooftop bar and pool, just like the NYC version - but a restaurant is still TBC.
When can you try it for yourself? 2014 (TBC)

 

Soho House City Hotel

In a nutshell: Soho House do a bank job.
Where is it?
Curtain Road, Shoreditch
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? 2014-2015 (TBC)

 

Biblioteka

In a nutshell: Bob Bob Ricard's £15mil restaurant
Where is it?
Curtain Road, Shoreditch
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

 

Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • The Gallery restaurant at Sketch is being redesigned by David Shrigley and relaunched in May.
  • Boutique hotel Artist Residence is due to open in Pimlico - billed as a restaurant with rooms.
  • Shoreditch Grind coffee shop will be opening Soho Grind on Beak Street.
  • Jamie Oliver is rumoured to be opening another Barbecoa on Picadilly not too far from his flagship Jamie's Italian.
  • Hawksmoor's Foxlow is rumoured to be looking for a second location.
  • Cubitt House, the people behind the Pantechnicon, Thomas Cubitt and others are looking to open in King's Cross at Granary Square in 2015.
  • Nuno Mendes' The Loft Project is returning sometime in 2014.
  • D&D (behind Skylon, Pont de la Tour and more) are converting a 145 year old gymnasium in King's Cross to a huge brasserie.
  • Bash Redford, who's behind Forzawin, will be opening a permanent restaurant on Commercial Street in 2014.
  • United Ramen, who ran a pop-up at Christmas 2013 are planning a permanent restaurant in 2014.
  • A second Fish and Chip Shop is coming to Broadgate in 2014.
  • Honest Burgers next location will be 2 minutes from Oxford Circus (where 4 Market Place Cafe used to be)
  • Sushi restaurant Uni is coming to Ebury Street.
  • Coffee, hot-dogs and concretes (a la Shake Shack) are coming from Coffeedogs in early 2014.
  • Jun Tanaka will be opening a new restaurant in Autumn 2014.
  • Following the success of Gymkhana, Karam Sethi is said to be planning further London restaurants.
  • The people behind Zoilo are planning a new restaurant called Abasto
  • MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman is hoping to open an East End restaurant in 2014.
  • Gordon Ramsay has indicated that his burGR chain could open in the UK soon.
  • Daylesford Organic is coming to Islington, taking over the ex-Citroen garage that used to host Pipsdish.
  • 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.
  • Bunnychow, former streetfood van and now in Shoreditch's Boxpark, are rumoured to be opening on 74 Wardour Street.
  • Another van is also looking for a permanent home, as Street Kitchen is looking to open a restaurant.
  • Adam Simmonds has left Danesfield House and is planning to open a restaurant in London.
  • 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 on Mount Street.
  • Alan Yau is taking over the site of Automat to build Park Chinois (which used to be in the Gramercy Hotel in New York).
  • Chris Evans has told the Mail he dreams of taking over Langan's, and is going so far to have meetings about it.
  • 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 rumoured to be bringing a restaurant to London, probably his American restaurant Bouchon.
  • Atul Kochhar may be looking at London to revive Vatika (formerly in Hampshire).
  • Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield, of the Spotted Pig in NYC, are apparently still looking to open 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.
  • A Mondrian hotel will open on the South Bank in 2014 in the Seacontainers building and will include a restaurant and both a ground-floor bar and rooftop bar from The Light Group who have restaurants in Vegas.
  • Desperate Housewives' Eva Longoria is rumoured to be bringing her Vegas "boutique steakhouse" SHe to London.
  • Nuno Mendez is looking to start work on another casual restaurant in East London. 
  • Alan Yau has something planned for Shaftesbury Avenue. This was originally thought to be a Princi pizzeria - but we're still waiting for confirmation.
  • Jason Atherton apparently has ANOTHER restaurant opening in Covent Garden in 2015 at the soon-to-become-a-hotel Bow Street Magistrates’ Court.
  • Omar Allibhoy is planning a third Tapas Revolution, this time in Shoreditch - the first outside of a big shopping village.

 

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