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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.

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Coming in December...

Radio Alice

In a nutshell: Pizza in Hoxton
Where is it? 16 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NT
Why should you care?
This is the brainchild of the owners of Berbere in Italy, The thing they do differently is, after having made their pizza dough from mother yeast and ancient stoneground flour, they cook the base, slice it and only then add the toppings. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 5



Ceru

In a nutshell: Levantine pop-up goes permanent
Where is it? 7-9 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY
Why should you care?
Ceru have been popping up in residencies all over town and now they're settling down in South Kensington. Expect a modern take on Levantine cuisine as well as classic mezze alongside grilled meats, healthy salads and desserts. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 8



MOD Pizza

In a nutshell: Speedy pizzas on Leicester Square
Where is it? 8 Mount Street, Mayfair, W1K 3NF
Why should you care?
This is a US import that focuses on selling affordable and quick pizzas with as many toppings as you want (up to 30).

When can you try it for yourself? December 8

Find out more.



Queens Skate - Dine - Bowl

In a nutshell: Queens bowling gets a MAJOR makeover
Where is it? 17 Queensway, London, W2 4PQ
Why should you care?
The longstanding bowling alley and skating rink on Queensway is getting a huge makeover and food by Jimmy Garcia in the bargain. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 8



El Pastor

In a nutshell: Hart Brothers do Mexican
Where is it? 7a Stoney Street, London, SE1 9AA
Why should you care?
This is from the same people behind Barrafina and they are on a mission to do the same for Mexican food as they did for Spanish. Expect a big focus around tacos, particularly on the signature Al Pastor. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 12



Antipodea

In a nutshell: Brew Cafe's all day cafe in Kew
Where is it? 9 Station Approach, Kew, TW9 3QB
Why should you care?
This sees the people behind Brew Cafe open and all-day cafe and restaurant in Kew. Expect international cuisine with more than a little Australian influence. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 12



Bonnie Gull Soho

In a nutshell: Small seafood plates in Soho
Where is it? 7-9 Bute Street, South Kensington, London SW7 3EY
Why should you care?
Bonnie Gull are expanding from their Fitzrovia shack with this Soho spot. Expect lots of small seafood plates - but a bit smaller and with no reservations. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 12



Lockhouse

In a nutshell: All-day Paddington restaurant
Where is it? 3 Merchants Square, Paddington, W2 1AZ
Why should you care?
This all-day Paddington restaurant has a menu with burgers, deli sandwiches, salads, spit-roast chicken and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 14



Timmy Green

In a nutshell: Beany Green's latest in Victoria
Where is it? Nova Victoria, 11 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5DJ
Why should you care?
Timmy Green is the latest from the Aussie indie chain and it sounds like it's going to be a go-to place for brunch. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 16



Breddos Tacos

In a nutshell: Tacos go permanent in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 82 Goswell Rd, London EC1V 7DB
Why should you care?
They've been a fixture of Street Feast for many a year, but now Breddos are opening their first restaurant. Expect tacos, tostadas, tortilla-based Mexican pizza tlayudas and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 19



Ole and Steen

In a nutshell: Top Danish bakers come to London
Where is it? St James's Market, 56 Haymarket, 2 St James Market, London SW1
Why should you care?
Joining some top restaurants in St James's Market, this is a new concept for much loved Danish bakers Ole Kristoffersen and Steen Skallebæk. Expect and all-day restaurant with Scandinavian flatbreads, soups, stews, salads and luxury sandwiches. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 19



L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele

In a nutshell: Naples pizza restaurant comes to Stoke Newington
Where is it? 125 Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0UH
Why should you care?
The original L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in Naples is an extremely well-regarded pizzeria and they[re settling on Stoke Newington as a London home. Expect similar pizzas to the Naples restaurant and chefs from Naples are overseeing in London too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 2016/ Jan 2017 TBC



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? December 2016



Lao Cafe

In a nutshell: Rosa's Thai Cafe spin-off
Where is it? 60 Chandos Place, London WC2N 4H
Why should you care?
Rosa's Saiphin Moore comes from a Lao family in Thailand’s Phetchabun Province and this new restaurant features traditional Lao salads, curries and char-grilled dishes - with a mix of dishes from their similarly named pop-up and some new additions. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 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? December 2016/ January 2017



Coming in 2017...

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? January 2017



Duck Duck Goose

In a nutshell: Cantonese food in Brixton
Where is it? Pop Brixton, 49 Station Road, Brixton, SW9 8PQ
Why should you care?
This is the latest addition to Pop Brixton a Cantonese and Hong Kong-inspired diner. And one with a lot of roast meat (particularly duck and goose). Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Bokan

In a nutshell: High rise dining in Canary Wharf
Where is it? 37-39 Floor, Novotel Canary Wharf, E14 9TP
Why should you care?
The Novotel in Canary Wharf is getting a top floor restaurant serving modern European fair and a rooftop bar with a pretty impressive view. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Six Storeys in Soho

In a nutshell: Townhouse restaurant and bar in Soho
Where is it? 11 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QE
Why should you care?
This entire townhouse is turned into a food and drink extravaganza with an all-day restaurant, bars, private dining spots and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Pique-Nique

In a nutshell: Casse Croute does brunch
Where is it? Bermondsey
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from the people behind Bermondsey's Casse Croute. Expect breakfast and brunch and lots of rotisserie Poulet Bresse. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Jan 2017



Bala Baya

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern food in Southwark
Where is it? 11 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QE
Why should you care?
Southwark’s Old Union arches are home to this Israeli restaurant with its own in-house Gazoz bar. It’s the first solo venture from Eran Tibi, who cut his teeth working with Israeli food legend Yotam Ottolenghi. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Kricket

In a nutshell: Modern Indian cuisine in Soho
Where is it?
12 Denman Street, Soho, London W1D 7HH
Why should you care?
Already a big hit in Brixton, this is the second Kricket - expect a bigger space with the same great Indian small plates. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? January 2017



Nape

In a nutshell: Cannon and Cannon's cured meat bar
Where is it? 21 Camberwell Church Street, London SE5 8TR
Why should you care?
Cannon and Cannon have been providing British charcuterie to plenty of markets across town. This is their permanent spot in Camberwell - a cured meat bar, deli and bottle shop. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Rail House Cafe

In a nutshell: Riding House comes to Victoria
Where is it? Nova London, Victoria
Why should you care?
This is a bar and restaurant from the people behind Riding House Cafe and Village East. Expect all day dining in a huge space in the Nova Victoria building. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2017



Yoobi

In a nutshell: Japanese/Brazilian food in Oxford Circus
Where is it? 40/41 Great Castle Street, Market Place, London W1W 8LU
Why should you care?
This is the second Yoobi, a Japanese/Brazilian mash-up with a big focus on temaki rolls, maki rolls and sashimi. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017 TBC



Hawksmoor Borough

In a nutshell: Steak masters come to Borough
Where is it? 16 Winchester Walk, London SE1 9AQ
Why should you care?
This sees the steak and cocktails masters at Hawksmoor head south of the river for their latest. Expect a huge big-windowed building filled with all your favourites. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Claude Bosi at Bibendum

In a nutshell: Michelin Chef goes to South Ken
Where is it? Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London SW3 6RD
Why should you care?
He may have shut up shop at Hibiscus, but Claude Bosi is reappearing at the classic Bibendum building. There he's in charge of both the downstairs seafood restaurant and the fine dining upstairs. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Jean Georges at the Connaught

In a nutshell: Top Michelin starred chef comes to London
Where is it?
The Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL
Why should you care?
Jean-Georges Vongerichten is probably best known for Jean-Georges, the three Michelin starred restaurant in New York. Now he's coming to London to take on the second restaurant at the Connaught. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



The Ned

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. Alongside the hotel, there will be NINE restaurants. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



The Wellington Hotel

In a nutshell: Robert DeNiro's hosting.
Where is it?
Covent Garden
Why should you care?
Robert DeNiro is becoming a London hotelier, opening this big new hotel in Covent Garden. And it will have two restaurants alongside a deli/cafe. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Onodera

In a nutshell: Matsuri reborn 
Where is it?
15 Bury St, St. James's, London SW1Y 6AL
Why should you care?
After 23 years, Matsuri St James has closed - but it's reopening as Onodera. This restaurant will be a Japanese grill. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Henrietta

In a nutshell: Ollie Dabbous comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 14-15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from Ollie Dabbous, in the new hotel The Henrietta from the people behind the Experimental Cocktail Club. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Aster

In a nutshell: D & D's Nordic restaurant in Victoria
Where is it? 14-15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant to hit the Nova development in Victoria. With a focus on Nordic food, there's a mix of casual cafe and restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Le Dame de Pic

In a nutshell: Four Seasons gets top French restaurant
Where is it? Four Seasons Hotel London, 10 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AJ.
Why should you care?
The main restaurant at the new Four Seasons has triple-Michelin-starred French chef Anne-Sophie Pic as the chef. Expect La Dame de Pic's menu to be similar to its Parisian counterparts. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Shikumen and VQ at the Dorsett City Hotel

In a nutshell: New hotel gets Asian and late-night dining
Where is it? Four Seasons Hotel London, 10 Trinity Square, EC3N 4AJ.
Why should you care?
This is the second Dorsett Hotel in London (following Shepherd's Bush) and it's the second time they're opening Shikumen too - alongside 24 hour dining from VQ. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



Rick Stein London restaurant

In a nutshell: Rick Stein comes to London
Where is it? Tideway Yard, 125 Mortlake High St, London SW14 8SN
Why should you care?
He's been a mainstay of Padstow for many a year but this sees Rick Stein heading to Barnes for his London restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2017



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? 2017 (TBC)



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? 2017



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? 2017



Jamie Oliver's Pub

In a nutshell: As it says, Jamie Oliver is opening a pub.
Where is it?
The Fish & Coal Building, Granary Square
Why should you care?
This is Jamie Oliver's next big thing - a canalside pub in King's Cross. The pub will have a roof conservatory and outdoor roof terrace overlooking the Canal while upstairs will be a “creative centre” for the Jamie's empire and there will be a restaurant on the lower level arches. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2017



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? 2017



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? 2017



Dean and Deluca London

In a nutshell: American deli comes to town
Where is it?
117 Mount St, London W1K 3LA
Why should you care?
Dean and Deluca is a very well respected American deli, known best for its outlets in New York. Expect the London store to combine deli, cafe and butcher's all in one. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2017



Martha Ortiz restaurant

In a nutshell: Top Mexican chef comes to town
Where is it?
InterContinental London Park Lane
Why should you care?
Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joining Theo Randall as the hotel's second restaurant. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 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 plenty of 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



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? 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



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? 2017 TBC



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? 2017 TBC



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Carl Clarke is still planning to open Chinese Restaurant Syndrome but is looking for a location.
  • The Viajante croudfunding campaign appears to have gone quiet.
  • More Ivy Brasseries are on the way, coming to Tower Bridge and Cobham.
  • The next Polpo will be in the City of London.
  • Doha-based burger bar BurgerI is coming to London on Great Marlborough Street
  • The Caprice group are planning a new restaurant on 8-10 North Audley Street.
  • A new Jackson and Rye is on the way to Kingston in Autumn 2016.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Peruvian restaurant Coya are opening a second restaurant in 2017.
  • Richard Caring's Caprice Group has bought a huge space opposite Mayfair's Roka. Expect a new opening there soon.
  • It looks like Boom Burger Brixton isn't happening yet, but they're still looking for another 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 is 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 2017.
  • 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.
  • Soho House are taking over Kettner's and plan to reinvent it as Kettner's Townhouse in 2017-18.
  • Another USA burger chain is on the way as Smashburger plans to open 35 stores in the UK - London included, but kicking off in Brighton.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in 2017 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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