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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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Opening in December

Indian Accent London

In a nutshell: World's 50 Best Indian restaurant comes to London
Where is it?
16 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
Why should you care?
It's opened in New Delhi and New York and now Indian Accent's coming to London - taking over from Chor Bizarre (owned by the same restaurant group). AND the original is on the World's 50 Best List. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 14 December 2017



Nuala

In a nutshell: Casual bistro dining from a promising chef
Where is it?
70-74 City Road, London EC1
Why should you care?
Well done Silicon Roundabout. Not only has the area lured Foley’s to open the new Italian Passo on City Road, but now the same little corner is set to be the home of Niall Davidson’s first restaurant, Nuala, a cosy-sounding sounding affair with lots of inventive riffs on classic countryside cuisine, a central firepit and trad Irish music to see you through the evening. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 18 December 2017



Claw

In a nutshell: Crab and a lot more in Carnaby
Where is it?
21 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5QA
Why should you care?
They've been popping up around town for the past few years, but now shellfish specialists Claw have found their own spot. Expect lots of crab and plenty of surf and turf options too... Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 19 December 2017 (soft launch until 30 December)



184 Green and Grill

In a nutshell: Grilled meat, fish and veggie food
Where is it?
184 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES
Why should you care?
In the 80’s, Alex Giri opened West London’s Canal Brasserie. Now, 30 years later, she’s back with her son Oscar in tow to bring flexitarian food to Notting Hill’s Kensington Park Road, with a separate cocktail bar featuring sharing plates. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? December 2017



Mr White’s English Chophouse

In a nutshell: Fine, pricey cuts of meat from celeb chef Marco-Pierre White
Where is it?
103-107 New Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1HJ
Why should you care?
Whitechapel is set to get a trendy new hotel by the name of the New Road Hotel, that’s going to have a flash new restaurant built in which will have chef/entrepreneur/TV star Marco-Pierre White looking after the food. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? December 2017



Avobar

In a nutshell: All-avocado restaurant hits Covent Garden
Where is it?
23-24 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8ND
Why should you care?
Wondering if we've gone peak London? Wonder no further as Covent Garden prepares to welcome the city's first permanent avocado all day restaurant. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? December 2017



Santa Maria Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Top pizza joint goes central
Where is it?
160 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6YR
Why should you care?
“Quality and quantity at honest prices” is Santa Maria’s motto, something they apply to all their affordable, authentic and outright delicious pizzas, which have earned them plenty of accolades and awards since opening in Ealing in 2010, and later in Chelsea. Now they’re finally making the move to Central London, and boy are we ever excited… Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? December 2017



Opening in January 2018

Roganic

In a nutshell: Simon Rogan in London
Where is it?
5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB
Why should you care?
Simon Rogan's Roganic returns to the same street as the original, but this time as a permanent fixture. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 9 January 2018



Kudu

In a nutshell: Peckham gets a South Afrian inspired eatery
Where is it?
119 Queens Road, Peckham, London ?SE15 2EZ
Why should you care?
South African-inspired dishes with locally foraged ingredients make the arrival of Kudu in Peckham one to put on the to-try list. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 10 January 2018



Bob Bob Cité

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. Plus it'll have Eric Chafot in charge of the food. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



Kettner's Townhouse

In a nutshell: French food, Champagne and a Soho boutique hotel
Where is it?
29 Romilly St, London W1D 5HP
Why should you care?
Nearly 150 years ago, Auguste Kettner opened Kettner’s, which was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. Now after a brief lull, it’s reopening with more French food, bath loads of Champagne and looking more gorgeous than ever. Eyes peeled for the stunning 18th century spiral staircase... Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



The Greyhound Cafe

In a nutshell: Authentic Thai cafe grub from Bangkok
Where is it?
37 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB
Why should you care?
South East Asia's beloved The Greyhound Cafe springs up in London with a menu packed with modern Thai-style cooking imported all the way from Bangkok. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



Bluebird White City

In a nutshell: 20 year old Bluebird flies to White City
Where is it?
 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA
Why should you care?
Bluebird has been a big hit on the King's Road for 20 years and now they're looking to finally open elsewhere. The first new Bluebird will be in the former home of the BBC in White City. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



By Chloe.

In a nutshell: Trendy vegan food from across the pond
Where is it? 34-43 Russel Street, London WC2B 5HA
Why should you care?
Everything about By Chloe. screams NYC cool, from the full stop in its name to its determination to call itself ‘plant-based’ instead of just plain vegan. But aside from that, there’s more than enough to draw in animal-loving punters - from its super central Covent Garden location to its vegan mac and cheese and quinoa taco salad. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



The Ivy Cafe Blackheath

In a nutshell: Contemporary all-day British food
Where is it?
16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0TA
Why should you care?
Another smart-yet-relaxed cafe from London’s famously exclusive upmarket The Ivy. Expect a lavish menu of classic British food, a gorgeous interior and covetable terrace seating overlooking Greenwich Park. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



Sorella

In a nutshell: Classic coastal Italian food from The Dairy crowd
Where is it?
148 Clapham Manor St, London SW4 6BX
Why should you care?
It's farewell to The Manor and hello to Sorella, a new Italian restaurant from The Dairy group that'll be springing up in its place. Inside, expect loads of food inspired by the sundrenched Amalfi coast, where chef Robin Gill spent considerable time learning the culinary ropes. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



Feast Canteen

In a nutshell: Top rotating restaurants in a new food hall
Where is it?
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V
Why should you care?
Hammersmith shopping complex Kings Mall gets a lot more exciting with the arrival of Feast Canteen, a serious new food court from the Pergola crew that’ll be hosting popular names from the London restaurant world, doing sit in, take out and yes, even Deliveroo. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? January 2018



Opening in February 2018

Humble Grape City

In a nutshell: A new wine bar for the City
Where is it?
8 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH
Why should you care?
This will be the fourth Humble Grape in London, with a huge amount of wine to drink there or take away. And a seasonal menu on top of that too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 1 February 2018



Purezza

In a nutshell: Vegan pizza joint
Where is it?
Camden
Why should you care?
Brighton vegan pizza restaurant Purezza is expanding to London and opening its second restaurant in Camden. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Jidori

In a nutshell: Yakitori, izakaya and karaoke in Covent Garden
Where is it?
15 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JZ
Why should you care?
Sake and karaoke is a winning combination, but if you’re not feeling quite brave enough to head to Jidori’s basement karaoke booth, there’ll be plenty of yakitori and other Japanese treats to keep you entertained. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Prosecco House

In a nutshell: Prosecco, cicchetti and bellinis
Where is it?
1 Crown Square, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SE
Why should you care?
Nestled amid one of One Tower Bridge's high-spec luxury apartment developments comes Prosecco House, a new bar that'll serve nothing but bottles of spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo Prosecco, and a few cichetti to tide you over. But don't be put off by the surroundings - prices look very reasonable indeed, and bottles will be available to takeaway too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Truscott Arms

In a nutshell: Gastropub roasts with a French influence
Where is it?
55 Shirland Rd, London W9 2JD
Why should you care?
It was a tragic day when The Truscott Arms was forced to close, and not just for lovers of its famous roasts. Now, the upmarket boozer is back to great fanfare, and not least of all because the former head chef of top Kensington French restaurant Racine will be leading the charge… Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



CHIK'N

In a nutshell: Ethical fried chicken in Islington
Where is it?
62 Upper St, London N1 0NY
Why should you care?
The first CHIK’N was such a huge hit that they're already getting ready to open another. From the same people behind Chick n Sours, this sees them expanding their fast food operation. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Opening in March 2018

Swingers in the West End

In a nutshell: Street food and crazy golf on Oxford Street
Where is it?
15 John Prince’s Street, London W1G 0AB
Why should you care?
If you do like to be beside the seaside, head down to the newest Swingers, which will be opening up in the former BHS flagship building off Oxford Street to bring you cocktails, crazy golf, and loads of (as of yet unannounced) street food vendors, including one famously Instagrammable dessert seller. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Ichiba

In a nutshell: Japanese food and drink on a department store level
Where is it?
Westfield London, Ariel Way, London W12 7GF
Why should you care?
There’ll be space for 200 to dine in at Ichiba, the enormous new Japanese food hall that’s springing up as part of Westfield’s regeneration. It’ll be providing hefty amounts of traditional Japanese cuisine, plus sakes, baked foods, ingredients to take home and cooking demos. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

In a nutshell: Cinnamon heads south
Where is it?
Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea Power Station, London SW8
Why should you care?
Battersea Power Station's gradual transformation into a nightlife hub continues with the arrival of a Cinnamon Kitchen from the Cinnamon Collection. Head down for laid-back Indian food and drink within the building's iconic arches, and try to nab one of their covetable outdoor Thameside seats. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

In a nutshell: The famed floral restaurant comes to the centre of town.
Where is it? Covent Garden, location TBC
Why should you care?
Petersham Nurseries is making the leap from Richmond to central London and they're not doing things by half. They're launching two restaurants, a lifestyle home and garden shop and a delicatessen with a wine cellar AND a florist.  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Deli open now - restaurants March 2018



Opening in April 2018

Ekte Nordic Kitchen

In a nutshell: Nordic all-day cuisine in the City
Where is it?
2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
Why should you care?
This new Nordic restaurant comes from Soren Jessen, the man behind 1 Lombard Street. Here, it's all about all-day Nordic cooking and Scandinavian pastries. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Din Tai Fung London

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse comes to London
Where is it?
Centre Point
Why should you care?
The hugely popular Taiwanese dumplig restaurant is coming to London with steamed soup dumplings and lots more... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Andrew Wong Bloomberg restaurant

In a nutshell: Newly Michelined chef comes to the City
Where is it?
Bloomberg Arcade
Why should you care?
Fresh from winning a Michelin Star for his Victoria restaurant A Wong, the man in charge is gearing up to open his second place in Bloomberg Arcade. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Vivi

In a nutshell: Retro dining above Oxford Street
Where is it?
Centre Point Bridge Link, 101-103 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1DD
Why should you care?
If you've got a soft spot for the good old days, then head to VIVI where you can enjoy your chicken a la king in London landmark Centre Point with Vivi. Just head to the bridge link, and look for the PlayPlax inspired lights...  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Also opening in 2018

Gunpowder Market Market

In a nutshell: The popular Indian goes south of the river
Where is it?
One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London SE1 2SE
Why should you care?
The team behind Gunpowder, Madame D and Gul & Sepoy bring their latest to Tower Bridge. And there will be a bakery/wine bar too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Brat

In a nutshell: Tomos Parry goes it alone
Where is it?
Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ
Why should you care?
The ex Kitty Fishers chef is opening his own place in Shoreditch with a mix of cooking on fire, Welsh and Basque cuisine. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Chucs in Harrods

In a nutshell: Harrods gets a new in-store restaurant
Where is it?
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
As part of Harrods overhaul of its Fine Watch department the store is opening up a Chucs so you can contemplate your most recent timepiece purchase over a plate of pasta or a negroni. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Scully

In a nutshell: Ex-Nopi chef's first solo venture
Where is it?
4 St James's Market St. James’s London SW1Y 4QU
Why should you care?
The former Head Chef of Nopi breaks out on his own with his first solo venture in the St James Market development in central London. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



The Mediterranean Vintry Kitchen

In a nutshell: Med and British dining in an independent hotel
Where is it?
19-20 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2AU
Why should you care?
Those who are fans of South Kensington’s The Ampersand will want to make a note of this one - the City's newest hotel Vintry & Mercer boasts multiple places to eat and drink, including a rooftop restaurant where you can enjoy the view along with your charcoal-grilled meal. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



Neptune at the Principal

In a nutshell: Upscale hotel gets Elliot's chef
Where is it?
8 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BE
Why should you care?
Described as "a neighbourhood restaurant created in partnership with three-time Bib Gourmand winner Brett Redman, and stylist-turned-restaurateur Margaret Crow" they're aiming for a Bloomsbury salon for the 21st century vibe. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



Temakino

In a nutshell: Temakaria brings Japanese-Brazilian fusion to Tower Bridge
Where is it?
1 Tower Bridge Road, Tower Bridge, London SE1 2AA
Why should you care?
A Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant chain founded in Italy is expanding, opening its second London restaurant at the new One Tower Bridge development. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Mid 2018



Red Farm

In a nutshell: NYC dumplings in London. 
Where is it?
9 Russell Street, London WC2B 5HZ
Why should you care?
The people behind Pac Man dumplings are coming to London. Expect a modern take on Chinese dim sum with a few NYC influences too.  Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Sabor

In a nutshell: Ex Barrafina chef Nieves Barragan opens her own restaurant.
Where is it?
35 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BR
Why should you care?
They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Hicce

In a nutshell: Wood-fired food from a former Murano chef
Where is it?
Central London, TBC
Why should you care?
Pip Lacey, the former head chef at Murano (and who you may also know from 2017’s Great British Menu) is the brains behind Hicce, a new restaurant with wood-fired food that'll be brimming with British flavours via Norway and Japan. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Caravan Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Caravan goes central
Where is it?
152–156 Great Portland St Fitzrovia, London W1W 6AJ
Why should you care?
There's another new Caravan on the way - this time On Great Portland Street. Expect coffee and brunch aplenty. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



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? 2018



Mamma Mia The Party

In a nutshell: Abba dinner theatre heading to London
Where is it?
Waterloo
Why should you care?
There are plans afoot to bring the Abba dinner theatre experience to London - expect retsina, renditions and a lot of audience participation. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Flat Iron King's Cross

In a nutshell: Affordable steak in King's Cross
Where is it?
47-51 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9BU
Why should you care?
Flat Iron have an avid following around town, with their signature flat iron steaks being one of the best deals in town. This sees them opening in King's Cross.  Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Wool Yard

In a nutshell: Pop Brixton, but in Woolwich
Where is it?
Woolwich Town Centre
Why should you care?
If you're a fan of Pop Brixton, then this news will definitely be of interest. The man behind that success story, Carl Turner, has turned his sights on Woolwich where he plans to open a follow-up Wool Yard. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Quique Dacosta's InPaella

In a nutshell: Quique Dacosta does paella
Where is it?
To be confirmed
Why should you care?
Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK. With help from the people behind Iberica, this restaurant will have heaps of traditional paella to sample. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Mamarosa

In a nutshell: Barcelona beach restaurant comes to Shoreditch
Where is it?
Shoreditch Village
Why should you care?
The Barcelona beach restaurant Mamarosa migrates to the new Shoreditch Village space. Expect a mix of Mediterranean and Italian cuisine (but no beach views). Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2018



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? 2018



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? 2019



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • The next Kricket is coming to the redeveloped ex-BBC studios at White City.
  • New York's NoMad hotel is coming to London.
  • Apparently Simon Parker-Bowles is getting ready to relaunch Greens.
  • Elizabeth Allen, previously head chef at Pidgin, is opening her own place Shibui in 2018.
  • Russell Norman's Mishkin's is making a comeback, this time coming to a space near Bank station.
  • When it opens, the Trellis skyscraper will have London's highest restaurant.
  • The Caprice group are planning a new restaurant on 8-10 North Audley Street.
  • Where stil waiting to hear what Fatty Crab has planned for London.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Richard Caring's Caprice Group has bought a huge space opposite Mayfair's Roka. Expect a new opening there soon.
  • Arbutus is moving to a new location.
  • Jose Pizarro is apparently opening another restaurant called Isabella, according to the Times.
  • 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.
  • 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 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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