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

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/ August 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? August 1



Eneko at One Aldwych

In a nutshell: Azurmendi chef comes to London
Where is it? Aldwych
Why should you care?
This restaurant will feature a menu created by Eneko Atxa (Chef of World's 50 Best restaurant Azurmendi) who will be aiming "to create an unpretentious modern take on rustic Basque cuisine, based on quality ingredients, simplicity and culinary heritage." Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 1 (soft launch until August 31)



Savure

In a nutshell: Turin pasta in Shoreditch
Where is it? 20 Paul Street, London, EC2A 4JU
Why should you care?
This is a sister restaurant to a Turin pastificio and specialises in over 200 combinations of pasta and sauce to eat in or take away. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 3



Calcutta Street

In a nutshell: Bengali dining in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 29 Tottenham Street, London, W1T 1RU
Why should you care?
This sees Shrimoyee Chakraborty, best known for her Calcutta Street residencies, setting up a permanent restaurant in Fitzrovia. Expect home-style Bengali dining and a communal dining space downstairs too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 3 (soft launch until the end of August)



Cha Chaan Teng

In a nutshell: Hong Kong cafe in Holborn
Where is it? 36-38 Kingsway, London WC2B 6EY
Why should you care?
This Chinese restaurant is from the people behind Absurd Bird and features a menu by School of Wok's Jeremy Pang. Expect it to be based around the cha chaan teng cafes in Hong Kong. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 8 (soft launch until August 31)



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 a modern take on Uzbek cuisine. And the lounge bar will have an extensive collection of caviar and vodka. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 12 (soft launch to September 3)



Boma Bridge

In a nutshell: Boma Mark 3
Where is it? Putney High St, London SW15 1SL
Why should you care?
If you're not familiar with Boma, they describe it as "a neighbourhood brasserie and bar cooking seasonal, world food". This is their third outing in South London. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 19



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? August 2016



Little Pitt

In a nutshell: Pitt Cue returns to Soho
Where is it? 1 Newburgh St, London W1F 7RB
Why should you care?
This is the return of Pitt Cue to its old site in Carnaby for an offshoot (they're still in the City). Expect the pulled pork buns to make a return, and lots more BBQ besides. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 2016



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? August 2016



Clockjack Woolwich

In a nutshell: Rotisserie chicken in Woolwich.
Where is it? 79 Powis St, Woolwich, London SE18 6JB
Why should you care?
This is the latest Clockjack and expect the same menu as Soho - rotisserie chicken, buttermilk fried chicken, wings, chicken burgers, their club sandwich, salads and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 2016



Yosma

In a nutshell: Turkish tavern in Marylebone
Where is it? 50 Baker Street, London W1U 7BT
Why should you care?
This is a new mangal and raki bar in Marylebone from a chef who's been at Barbecoa and Ceviche. Expect a Turkish menu with cocktails by Matt Whiley which have a big focus on raki. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 2016



Blanchette East

In a nutshell: French small plates in Shoreditch
Where is it? 204 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care?
The original Blanchette was a big hit in Soho, serving up small plates of French cooking. This restaurant will be similar, but with more influences from South France and North Africa too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 2016



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? August 2016



The Botanical

In a nutshell: Peyton and Byrne cafe in Kew
Where is it? Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
Why should you care?
This is s a new cafe in the Royal Botanic Gardens - the fifth from Peyton and Byrne. The new all-day cafe, The Botanical, will fittingly have a plant-based menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 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? August 2016



Dirty Bones Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Dirty food Mark III
Where is it? 1 Club Row, Shoreditch, London E1 6JX
Why should you care?
This is the latest outpost for Dirty Bones, which serves all manner of dirty food including ribs, butgers and fried chicken. And a burger covered in mac n cheese too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? August 2016



Butifarra

In a nutshell: Peruvian streetfood in Soho
Where is it? 24 Rupert Street, London, W1D 6DQ
Why should you care?
Butifarra specialises in Peruvuian street food - so that's Peruvuan sandwiches, ceviches and their shushi/ceviche hybrid Cevushi. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2016



Carve

In a nutshell: Carvery in a pot
Where is it?
116 – 120 Tooley Street, London SE1 2TH
Why should you care?
This is from the founder of Euphorium who's looking to shake up the carvery market. Expect carvery meat in a pot and more. Find out more.

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? September 2



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? September 2016



Sagardi

In a nutshell: Basque cuisine in Shoreditch
Where is it? 87-95 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
Why should you care?
Grupo Sagardi was founded 18 years ago in Barcelona, with many more following. This is the first UK restaurant of Sagardi and we're promised the best produce from Basque farms and its coast, all flown in daily from San Sebastian. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2016



Where The Pancakes Are

In a nutshell: Pancakes in Southwark
Where is it? Flat Iron, Square 68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD
Why should you care?
Another street food trader gone permanent, this sees pancakes and more coming to the new Flat Iron development in Southwark. All manner of sweet and savoury batter treats are on offer from breakfast buttermilk stacks to buckwheat blinis. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2016



Elystan Street

In a nutshell: Phil Howard back in the kitchen
Where is it? 43 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT.
Why should you care?
Phil Howard brought in two Michelin Stars to The Square before he moved on. This is his next restaurant where he'll be in the kitchen. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2016



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? September 2016



Chick n Sours Seven Dials

In a nutshell: Chicken and sour cocktails goes central
Where is it? 1 Earlham St, London WC2H 9LL
Why should you care?
Chick n Sours is opening its second venue right in the heart of London at Seven Dials. Expect all the favourites from the original - plenty of fried chicken and the amazing aubergine dish too. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 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



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? 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



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? September 2016



Margot

In a nutshell: Paulo De Tarso's latest
Where is it? 45 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5AA
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? September 2016



Jikoni

In a nutshell: Ravinder Bhogal in Marylebone
Where is it? 19-21 Blandford Street Marylebone W1U 3DG
Why should you care?
Ravinder Bhogal is probably best known for her articles, books and TV appearances - as well as a series of successful residencies. And now she's getting ready to open up her own restaurant. The restaurant will take its influences from Britain, East Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2016



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? September 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? Autumn 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? Autumn 2016



Sakagura

In a nutshell: Japanese in Mayfair
Where is it? 8 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BU
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant from the people behind Shiori and Japan Centre, with a Southern Japanese menu and they're primarily serving ‘Washoku’ which uses rice, miso and fish in each meal. Plus there's a sake bar. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2016



Chinese Restaurant Syndrome

In a nutshell: Carl Clarke's Chinese restaurant
Where is it? Location TBC
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? Autumn 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? Autumn 2016



Macellaio RC Southwark

In a nutshell: Steakhouse and bakery in Southwark
Where is it? Union Yard Arches, 100 Union St, London SE1 0NL
Why should you care?
This steakhouse will also have an in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery as well as LOTS of steak. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2016



Veneta

In a nutshell: Salt Yard does Venice
Where is it? St James's Market, London SW1Y 4SB
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the Salt Yard Group who are setting up shop in the new St James's Market with an all-day Venetian restaurant. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 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



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? Late 2016



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? 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)



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



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? 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 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



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



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.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2017



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • The people behind the Leela resorts are opening a Pan-Indian restaurant in Mayfair in November 2016.
  • 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 secont restaurant in 2017.
  • 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 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 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.
  • Another USA burger chain is on the way as Smashburger plans to open 35 stores in the UK - London included.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in 2016/2017 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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