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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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Fu Manchu

In a nutshell: Pizzas in Broadgate
Where is it? 15-16 Lendal Terrace London SW4 7UX
Why should you care?
This late night dum sum and cocktail bar is taking over a space under the arches on Lendal Terrace with an extensive steamed dumpling menu. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? April 30



Masala Grill

In a nutshell: Chutney Mary's cousin
Where is it?
535 Kings Road, London, SW10 0SZ
Why should you care?
This is a laid-back with a range of grills, street food, seafood and curries on the menu, from the people behind Chutney Mary (and on the spot previously held by that restaurant). Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? End April 2015



The Meltroom

In a nutshell: Grilled cheese sarnies in Soho
Where is it? 26 Noel Street, Soho, London W1F 8GY
Why should you care?
This is a short-order grilled cheese sandwich shop. They'll ne adding beef and slow cooked lamb to the mix too plus there will be soups available and special breakfast offers too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 1



Voodoo Ray's

In a nutshell: Pizza at Boxpark
Where is it? Boxpark Shoreditch, 2 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY
Why should you care?
Already popular in Dalston, pizza joint Voodoo Ray's is the latest restaurant to join Boxpark in Shoreditch. Expect massive 22 inch pizzas, served by the slice. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 1



Taberna de Mercado

In a nutshell: Nuno Mendes comes to Spitalfields
Where is it?
Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Nuno Mendes, best known for the combination of the Loft Project and Chiltern Firehouse. It's an all day restaurant serving Portuguese tapas. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 4 (soft launch until May 10)



Tartufi and Friends

In a nutshell: Truffles in Harrods
Where is it?
Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
Harrods have a real thing about truffles at the moment. Not only have they recently opened a truffle shop, they're now expanding their truffle focus to a new restaurant. Everything on the menu will have the option of being either with fresh black or white truffles (with the white version pushing up the prices considerably (including a £75 truffle burger!). Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 5



Sesame

In a nutshell: Ottolenghi director gets his own cafe
Where is it?
23 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9RY
Why should you care?
Noam Bar, one of the founders of Ottolenghi, has taken inspiration from the market stalls and smoking grill street food of the Middle East for his Covent Garden opening. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 15



The Marksman

In a nutshell: Revamped pub in Hackney
Where is it? 254 Hackney Road, London E2 7SJ
Why should you care?
This is a revamped pub from two St John veterans, Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram. It will focus on the best of British food and drinks, with a menu inspired by the history of London. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 18



Polpo Chelsea

In a nutshell: Polpo in the west
Where is it?
81 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
Why should you care?
The latest Venetian restaurant from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty promises a big alfresco space. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 18



Shake Shack Westfield

In a nutshell: Burgers go to the mall
Where is it?
Westfield Stratford
Why should you care?
After becoming a huge success in Covent Garden, Danny Meyer's US burger import heads west to conquer Westfield shopping mall. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 20



Yauatcha City

In a nutshell: Yauatcha goes to the city 
Where is it?
Broadgate Circle
Why should you care?
The popular Soho high-end din sum joint has been around for 10 years and they're finally opening a second restaurant in the City (this time without Yau) from the people behind Hakkasan. It comes with a standalone patisserie too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 20



Salvation in Noodles

In a nutshell: Noodle bar in Finsbury Park
Where is it?
2 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DL
Why should you care?
The original Salvation in Noodles has been a big hit over in Dalston and this sees them opening the second restaurant in nearby Finsbury Park. Expect new dishes and a cocktail bar too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early May 2015



Le Chabanais

In a nutshell: Le Chateaubriand comes to London
Where is it?
8 Mount Street, Mayfair
Why should you care?
The people behind the famed Le Chateaubriand are coming to London with their Head Chef Paul Boudier looking after the kitchen. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Mid May



The Hungry Donkey

In a nutshell: Greek cuisine in the City
Where is it?
56 Wentworth Street, London, E1 7AL
Why should you care?
This is a Greek restaurant that is speciliaising in Hellenic street food in Aldgate. Expect a helty selection og Greek drinks too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Mid May 2015



Boom Burger

In a nutshell: Jamaican burgers in Brixton 
Where is it?
1 Brixton Station Road, London, SW9 8PA
Why should you care?
 South London fans of the Portobello Road burger restaurant will soon have one opening on their doorstep. Expect burgers, plantain fries and some dishes exclusive to Brixton. Find out more
W
hen can you try it for yourself? May 2015



Wahleeah

In a nutshell: Beer based cooking in Fulham
Where is it?
4 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3LQ
Why should you care?
Dave Ahern - aka CorkGourmetGuy aka BurgerBreakout - is opening his first restaurant called Wahleeah following a series of successful residencies. There's a strong focus on cooking with beer and plenty of made to order ingredients. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May



Jose Pizarro

In a nutshell: Jose Pizarro's third restaurant - this time in the City
Where is it? Unit T6 Broadgate Circle, EC2M 2QS
Why should you care?
This will be Jose Pizarro's first restaurant north of the river, in the revamped Broadgate Circle in the City. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2015



Salt and Honey

In a nutshell: Restaurant from the people behind Manuka Kitchen
Where is it? 28 Sussex Place, London W2 2TH
Why should you care?
This 50 seater restaurant is from the same people who launched Manuka Kitchen, with a menu that will "concentrate on British ingredients with occasional forays into Europe and Australasia."  Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? May 2015



Daylesford Marylebone

In a nutshell: Farm shop and cafe in Marylebone
Where is it? 6-8 Blandford Street, Marylebone, London W1U 4AU
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Daylesford Organic, combining a shop selling produce from their farm and an all-day café.
When can you try it for yourself? May 2015



Suvlaki

In a nutshell: Athenian grill in Soho
Where is it? 21 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AL
Why should you care?
This Greek restaurant will primarily be focused on souvlaki - grilled meat from a skewer, ate either as-is or in a wrap. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Mid May 2015



Granger and Co

In a nutshell: Brunch & more in King's Cross
Where is it? 7 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Why should you care?
Bill Granger already had success with Granger & co in nearby Clerkenwell as well as the very popular Notting Hill original. Expect a similar approach this time around, with an all-day menu and a big focus on brunch at the weekends. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May/June 2015



Top Dog

In a nutshell: Hot dogs in Soho
Where is it?
48 Frith Street, London W1D 4SF
Why should you care?
This hot dog restaurant promises to have a "US rebel biker culture of the 1950s" feel to it. 
As for the food, there's the influence a healthier eating regime throughout. So you'll be able to choose your 'dog' - from classic veal & pork, beef or chicken (with vegetarian options too) as well as a bun - a choice of three - with approximately 9 hotdog choices on the menu.  Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 1



The Ivy (Re-launch)

In a nutshell: Famed restaurant gets a major overhaul
Where is it? 9 West Street, London WC2H 9NE
Why should you care?
It's the 100th anniversary of the Ivy and to celebrate they're literally selling off the silver (in an auction) and completely refitting the restaurant and adding new dishes in the process. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? June 1



Chutney Mary

In a nutshell: Classic Indian moved to St James
Where is it?
73 St James Street, London SW1A 1PH
Why should you care?
Chutney Mary is closing its doors on the King's Road and relocate to 73 St James’s Street, opening in April on the site that used to be Wheeler’s. It's a new location for the restaurant which has been around since 1990 and owner Namita Panjabi and her sister Camellia will be introducing various new dishes to the restaurant's menu. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early June 2015



Bouillabaisse

In a nutshell: Sustainable seafood in Mayfair
Where is it?
4 Mill Street, London W1S 2AX
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from Kurt Zdesar, who last opened Chotto Matte in Soho. This venture is all centred around sustainable seafood and coastal cooking. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Early June 2015



Dolls House Peckham

In a nutshell: Bar and members club goes south
Where is it?
1 Clayton Road, Peckham, London SE15 5JA
Why should you care?
The latest Dolls House follows hot on the heels of the recent Islington opening. Expect a similar menu and split between bar, restaurant and late night private members' club, This Dolls House will also have outside seating too.
When can you try it for yourself? Early June 2015



Fatburger

In a nutshell: A new US chain for London
Where is it?
Unit 3, 10 Jamestown Road, Camden Town, NEW1 7BY
Why should you care?
This will be the first of 20 new Fatburgers in the UK, which is a Californian burger chain. Expect some huge customisable burgers on the menu and what they call "hand scooped" shakes. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



PizzaBuzz

In a nutshell: Pizzas in Broadgate
Where is it? 2 Worship Street, London EC2A 2AH
Why should you care?
From the same group that own The Portman and The Only Running Footman PizzaBuzz will be an all day affair serving - you guessed it - pizzas. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



The Truscott Cellar

In a nutshell: Wine bar in Belsize Park
Where is it?
240 Haverstock Hill, London NW3 2AE
Why should you care?
The folk behind the award-winning gastopub The Truscott Arms are branching out, opening a wine bar in Belsize Park. The Truscott Cellar, which opens in June, will be a modern wine bar with food by their chef at The Truscott Arms Aidan McGee. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Yoshihiro Murata restaurant

In a nutshell: Japanese restaurant in Mayfair from Michelin starred chef
Where is it?
23 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XS
Why should you care?
This is the second time that three Michelin starred Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata has opened a restaurant in London - following the closure of Chrysan in The City.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015


Maze Grill Royal Hospital Road

In a nutshell: Foxtrot Oscar becomes a Maze Grill
Where is it?
79 Royal Hospital Road London SW3 4HN
Why should you care?
The latest of Gordon Ramsay's properties to get a Maze Grill makeover is on Royal Hospital Road, taking over the space held by Foxtrot Oscar and very near his flagship three Michelin starred restaurant. Expect a similar stlye American grill room here.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Camino Bankside

In a nutshell: Tapas & more on the South Bank
Where is it?
5 Canvey Street, The Blue Fin Building, London, SE1 9NA
Why should you care?
Already popular in King's Cross and Blackfriars, Camino are about to open south of the river in Bankside. As with the original Camino, the menu will have tapas and sharing platters and dishes prepared on a plancha grill. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Estiatorio Milos

In a nutshell: High end Greek seafood in Mayfair
Where is it?
1 Regent Street St James's, London SW1Y 4NR
Why should you care?
This seafood restaurant is the brainchild of Costas Spiliadis who opened his first restaurant in Montreal back in the 70s and since then has opened branches of Estiatorio Milos in New York City, Las Vegas, Miami and even Athens. Expect a strong focus on seafood in a huge building. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



254 Paradise

In a nutshell: The Dairy comes to Bethnal Green
Where is it?
254 Paradise Row, London E2 9LE
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from Robin Gill, who's behind Clapham's very successful The Dairy and The Manor. Apparently, we can "expect Dairy/Manor style in feel of service and approach to cooking and music...but this will be a new thing entirely." Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Social Wine

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton does a wine bar in Marylebone
Where is it?
39 James Street, London W1U 1EB
Why should you care?
This is the next thing from Jason Atherton, who is not letting opening in New York distract him from his home town. This sees him embracing one of London's trends, the return of the wine bar. Expect a wine bar and shop as well as tapas dishes. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Smith & Wollensky

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



Estiatorio Milos

In a nutshell: Greek Fine Dining
Where is it?
1 Regent Street
Why should you care?
Milos already has restaurants in Canada, Las Vegas and New York and this is its first in the UK. Expect a "fresh contemporary take on Greek seafood". Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Wright Bros Kensington

In a nutshell: Seafood in South Kensington
Where is it? 56 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DY
Why should you care?
This is the latest from the very popular Wright Bros, this time adding on a standalone bar serving up wines and cocktails alongside ‘pound a pop’ oysters, from Wright Bros' own Duchy Oyster Farm, during happy hour. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



StreetXo

In a nutshell: Three Michelin starred Spanish chef comes to London
Where is it? 15 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair
Why should you care?
This is the first London restaurant from David Muñoz, chef and creator of Madrid’s three Michelin starred DiverXo. He's bringing over his street-food inspired restaurant from Madrid and plans to oversee it at least twice a week. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Les 110 de Taillevent

In a nutshell: Famous Parisian restaurant lands in London
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
The people behind Parisian restaurant Taillevent are bringing its spin-off Les 110 de Taillevent to London - which focuses on food and wine pairings, named after the 110 wines available by the glass. Each of the 30 dishes is matched by one of four selected glasses. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



MEATliquor Islington

In a nutshell: Burgers & booze in North London
Where is it?
133b Upper St London UK N1 1QP
Why should you care?
The leaders of the dirty food pack are showing no signs of stopping as the latest MEATliquor is planning to land in Islington at the old Citroen garage space. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? June 2015



Lurra

In a nutshell: Donostia moves across the road
Where is it?
9 Seymour Place, London W1H 5BA
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant from the people behind Donostia. And they're not moving far either, just across the road where the new place will have an emphasis on grilled meat and fish and a private courtyard too. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? July 2015



Park Chinois

In a nutshell: High end Yau
Where is it?
17 Berkeley Street, London, W1S 4NF
Why should you care?
This is yet another Alan Yau restaurant who seems to be very busy indeed at the moment. This is a revival of a brand that he first launched in New York some years ago. Expect a chinese restaurant with a 1940-50s feel to it. There will be a focus on music too, ranging from piano to string quartets to evening jazz.
When can you try it for yourself? July/August 2015



Il Cudega

In a nutshell: Lombardy bar and restaurant in Hackney
Where is it?
Arch 358, Westgate St, London E8 3RL
Why should you care?
This is a all day new bar, restaurant and deli dedicated to the Lombardy region of Italy, with dishes inpired by the region and wine and food from the deli to take away. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2015



Piquet

In a nutshell: Laid-back French
Where is it?
Fitzrovia
Why should you care?
Allan Pickett (from Plateau) and Andre Blais (founder of Bodeans BBQ) are joining up for this laid-back French restaurant in Fitzrovia.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring/ Summer 2015



New (un-named) Bocca Di Lupo restaurant

In a nutshell: Bocca two
Where is it?
140a Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8PA
Why should you care?
Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo of Bocca di Lupo are going to be opening up a new restaurant beside the Ape & Bird gastropub. The duo have taken on the site that used to be occupied by Pizza Hut and are turning it into a two floor, 4000 square foot restaurant. The food will be "boisterous, accessible, affordable and utterly delicious" promises Kennedy with the aim to make brilliant food inexpensive. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Spring/Summer 2015



Sosharu

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton does Japanese
Where is it? Turnmill Building, 63 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5NP
Why should you care?
The next restaurant from the unstoppable Jason Atherton. This time the theme is Japenese with Teppanyaki, robatayaki, and sashimi on the menu plus "an innovative izakaya". Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? July/ August 2015



Ippudo Canary Wharf

In a nutshell: Ramen for City Folk
Where is it?
1 Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR
Why should you care?
This is the second outing for Ippudo in London. Expect a similar menu to the original, with a big focus on ramen, of course. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2015



New Corbin and King restaurant

In a nutshell: Corbin & King come to Islington
Where is it?
9 Islington Green, London N1 2XH
Why should you care?
Chris Corbin and Jeremy King have had a pretty good run of late, with both the Colony Grill Room and Fischers coming in for a lot of praise. Now they're opening in Islington for a "neighbourhood restaurant" taking over the prime position on Islington Green from Browns. A new Colbert is a strong contender. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2015



Galadari

In a nutshell: Rooftop bar and restaurant
Where is it? Crowne Plaza, 19 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6DB
Why should you care?
This will be a "penthouse-style" restaurant on the top of the Crowne Plaza with views of St Paul's. Expect a Japanese kushiyaki grill with modern tapas, barbecued meats, steak and seafood with lighter izakaya-style small plates including sushi, sticks and skewers for lunch.
When can you try it for yourself? September 2015



Blues Kitchen Brixton

In a nutshell: Texan BBQ, music & bourbon in Brixton
Where is it? 40 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SP
Why should you care?
Following the Camden original and the huge Shoreditch restaurant, the third Blues Kitchen is going south of the river. Expect Texan BBQ, lots of live music and a huge bourbon selection.
When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2015



Big Easy Bar.B.Q & Lobstershack Canary Wharf

In a nutshell: BBQ and seafood at Crossrail
Where is it? Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf
Why should you care?
This is the latest BBQ and Lobster Shack to open in London and will offer a similar menu to the Covent Garden restaurant adding in some private rooms and an impressive terrace overlooking Canary Wharf. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Pierre Condou restaurant

In a nutshell: Restaurant from the man behind the Paramount and Century
Where is it? West End TBC
Why should you care?
Little is known about this new restaurant from the man behind the Paramount except for its big focus on outdoor eating - with 30-40 seats inside and with a large courtyard for a further 100. There will apparently be "a low down and dirty cocktail bar vibe with a strong wine list and premium world beers".
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Les Souffles

In a nutshell: Just what it says above the door...
Where is it?
30 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NJ
Why should you care?
This is another specialist restaurant for London, this time specilaising in souffles and it comes from French chef Gérard Idoux and his daughter Estelle from Paris restaurant, La Cigale Récamier. (Note - this one's gone a bit quiet, so we're trying to find out if it's still going ahead)
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Modern Pantry in the City

In a nutshell: Anna Hansen's second Pantry
Where is it?
Finsbury Square
Why should you care?
Anna Hansen has found a place in Finsbury Square for her extremely popular Clerkenwell restaurant, the Modern Pantry. Expect this to be a big brunch in the City joint.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Som Saa

In a nutshell: Andy Oliver's solo Thai restaurant.
Where is it? TBC
Why should you care?
Headed by Andy Oliver, an ex-Nahm Chef and Tom George, a manager at Goodman Mayfair, Som Saa will aim to serve 'great Thai food which uses a combination of quality British and Asian produce. They've tested out the restaurant at Climsons Arch before setting on a location. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Farina

In a nutshell: Zucca expands
Where is it? Bermondsey Street, London SE1
Why should you care?
Hugely popular Italian Zucca in Bermondsey is expanding next door with a new pizza and ice cream restaurant. It's gone a bit quiet of late, so we're trying to find out if the plans are still going ahead.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015 (TBC)



D&D Granary Square restaurant

In a nutshell: Gym becomes a restaurant
Where is it?
Granary Square, King's Cross
Why should you care?
The D&D restaurant group is to take over a site that used to be the first ever gym in London. They're replacing it with what is pretty much the opposite, a huge restaurant and bar space. It'll have a 150 seat brasserie as well as a second, smaller, restaurant. Plus there's a bar and outdoor terraces seating a further 70.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Fatty Crab London

In a nutshell: American crab restaurant comes to town
Where is it? TBC
Why should you care?
There are three Fatty Crabs - one in New York's West Village, one in Hong Kong and one in the US Virgin Isles. They're the older, not necessarily wiser, sibling restaurant to the popular Williamsburg barbecue spot Fatty Cue. "Fatty Crab, in all its non-fusion, food-focused glory, is a bone-gnawing, crab-leg-sucking kind of place," said New York magazine when it reviewed it. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Soho House City Hotel

In a nutshell: Soho House do a bank job.
Where is it?
Poultry, EC1
Why should you care?
The old Midland Bank on Poultry, where Goldfinger was once filmed, is becoming a new hotel with restaurants and bars (including one in the vault and one on the roof) planned. This is from the people behind Soho House. A second London Cecconi's has been rumoured for the building.
When can you try it for yourself? 2015



Barbecoa Piccadilly

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



Nobu Hotel Willow Street

In a nutshell: Nobu gets into the hotel business
Where is it?
10-50 Willow Street, EC2
Why should you care?
This new development from Nobu will have 143 bedrooms and a massive 5 metre high basement restaurant. The design, by industrial designer turned architect Ron Arad, looks frankly astonishing, with a sort of metal exoskeleton protruding out on one side. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 2016



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Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Another USA burger chain is on the way as Smashburger plans to open 35 stores in the UK - London included.
  • Cannes restaurant Baioli is due to open on Dover Street.
  • Australian MasterChef finalist Bonny Porter is opening meatball restaurant Bonny Appetit on Greek Street in Soho.
  • Coin Laundry, a 70s inspired bar and restaurant is opening in Exmouth Market in July
  • Jim Thomlinson’s (of London Mess and Fry Hard) is planning a new street food concept Prawnography on Old Street.
  • Burberry are planning a new restaurant in their Regent Street store.
  • Albert Roux is behind a new venture Roux a la Poste, opening in Brentwood.
  • Cottons in Exmouth Market has closed down and there are plans to open a gastropub on the site.
  • The Zetter Townhouse will be opening a second boutique hotel in Marylebone in Spring 2016.
  • The founder of the Cinnamon Club, Iqbal Wahhab, is hoping to open a New Orleans style restaurant in the City in Summer.
  • Dip & Flip (gravy dipped burgers) is looking to open its next restaurant in Wimbledon, with more sites planned.
  • The mega popular Cereal Killer Cafe is looking to open in Camden next.
  • Pasta Remoli, currently in Westfield Stratford, are coming to Finsbury Park.
  • Red Dog Saloon are opening in Angel, taking over the space that used to hold Round Midnight.
  • 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 this year called Isabella, according to the Times.
  • The people behind Bob Bob Ricard were due to open Biblioteka, but plans seem to have changed. We're still waiting to hear if it'll open in another location.
  • Bocca di Lupo's Jacob Kenedy will be opening a pub in Angel.
  • The people behind Drake and Morgan are opening a series of Brooklyn style bars across London, starting with Regent's Place and St Pancras Square.
  • Jamie Oliver is planning a pub for King's Cross.
  • Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, previously at Astrid Y Gaston, is looking to bring a new restaurant to London similar to Le Mar.
  • Bincho Yakitori is rumoured to be relaunching as Blood + Wasabi on Old Compton Street.
  • San Francisco's Tartine will be coming to London as soon as they find a location.
  • Bukowski Grill are looking to open in Soho on D'Arblay Street (where Honest Burgers is).
  • Cubitt House are opening a three storey bar and restaurant, possibly called The Lighterman, at King's Cross in 2015.
  • Australian burger joint Charlie & Co is looking for a London venue as is US chain CaliBurger.
  • Piccola Cucina Italian restaurant (who are open in NYC and Ibiza) are opening in Notting Hill.
  • STK is said to be opening a second restaurant in Canary Wharf and another in the City.
  • Andre Balazs has more or less confirmed that, following the huge success of Chiltern Firehouse, he'll be opening a Standard Hotel in London.
  • Jason Atherton apparently has ANOTHER restaurant opening in Covent Garden in 2015 at the soon-to-become-a-hotel Bow Street Magistrates’ Court. He's also planning to open a pizza restaurant - looking to mix pizzas with cocktails and good wine - but he's still looking for an ideal location (not Victoria, as rumoured).
  • Nuno Mendes' The Loft Project will be returning. He's also looking to start work on another casual restaurant in East London. 
  • Jun Tanaka is aiming to open a new restaurant in 2015.
  • MasterChef winner Natalie Coleman is hoping to open an East End restaurant.
  • Russell Norman is rumoured to be opening a big pizza place in Soho - with a lease signed for a large site on Walkers Court.
  • Another van is also looking for a permanent home, as Street Kitchen is looking to open a restaurant.
  • Urban Villa is developing a site on Whitechapel Road for a boutique hotel with a rooftop restaurant.
  • Arjun Waney of Zuma and Roka is looking to launch a new fast-food concept Stixx Yakitori and is currently shopping for properties to host it.
  • Adam Byatt (of Trinity) is planning to roll out his Bistro Union restaurant to more areas of South London in early 2014.
  • NYC restaurateur Nello Balan is rumoured to be opening a branch of NYC's Nello in London.
  • Ferran Adria is said to be planning to open a cocktail bar in London, probably 14 Degrees (based on the Barcelona version)
  • Thomas Keller is still rumoured to be bringing a restaurant to London, his American restaurant Bouchon seems the most likely candidate.
  • Marlon Abela has plans to open two new restaurants in London - one of them a British outpost for his Manhattan spot A Voce.
  • The Sahara Hotels group have bought Grosvenor House and are planning to bring their Mumbai restaurant Namak over to London.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant in late 2016 at the Sugar Quay development project.
  • Tim Anderson is still on the lookout for a permanent Nanban site.


To find out which noteworthy establishments have just opened their doors, check out our recently-opened new restaurants in London page.

 

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