We keep a running list of all the new London restaurants that have opened over the past year.

Here, you'll find the main new restaurant openings that have been creating a buzz in London recently, handily broken down month-by-month so you can see just when they opened.

PLUS - LONDON RESTAURANTS COMING SOON

What to find out all about the hottest new restaurants coming to London soon? Then check out our exhaustive list of upcoming restaurants.


 

New openings list

Opened in September 

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.

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MNKY HSE

In a nutshell: Latin American on Dover Street
Where is it? 24 Pembridge Road, London WC11 3HL
Why should you care?
This Latin American restaurant is taking the spot from the Dover Street Wine Bar. Expect a modern take on Latin American food and drink.

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Farmopolis

In a nutshell: Veggie friendly menu on the river
Where is it? The Jetty, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 0FL
Why should you care?
Previously popping up, Farmopolis is becoming a permanent fixture of the South Peninsula Jetty. Expect a vegetarian menu by the river.

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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.

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Butchie's

In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Camden Market
Where is it? Butchies Hatch, Unit 314 Stables Market, Camden, NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
Butchies specialise in pressure fried chicken sandwiches, settin gup a permanent shack at Camden Market.

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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.

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Cabotte

In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset does Burgundy
Where is it?
48 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7AY
Why should you care?
Cabotte is the latest restaurant from Rousset, who has had great success with Blandford Comptoir. Here, expect a manu that pairs well with a solely Burgundy wine list.

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Macellaio RC Southwark

In a nutshell: Italian steak in Southwark
Where is it?
Union Yard Arches, 100 Union St, London SE1 0NL
Why should you care?
This is the third Macellaio RC, which are Italian steakhouses. Expect an in-house butchery and a Ligurian bakery at this venue - as well as lots of steak. (50% off with our offer until 30 Sept)

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Lucky Chip at the London Assembly

In a nutshell: Burgers and music
Where is it? 49 Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AN
Why should you care?
The Camden Assembly is a big new music venue in Camden - but that;s not all. It's also home to the latest Lucky Chip. Expect all your fave burgers here.

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Patty & Bun Goodge Street

In a nutshell: Burgers in Goodge Street
Where is it?
55 Goodge St, London W1T 1TQ 
Why should you care?
The latest Patty & Bun is coming to Fitzrovia, landing at Goodge Street with its signature Ari Gold burger plus cheese balls, shakes and more. (Soft launch until Sept 24)

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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.

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Fumo

In a nutshell: Chichetti and small plates in Soho
Where is it? 37 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ER
Why should you care?
There have been Fumos in Birmingham and Manchester already - but this is the first for London. Expect Italian small plates and cicchetti with Aldo Zill's input on the menu too.

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Bird Westfield

In a nutshell: Fried chicken for shoppers
Where is it? Westfield Stratford
Why should you care?
This sees the fried chicken specialists take on a space in one of the Westfield food halls. Expect plenty of fried chicken and their doughnuts too.

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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, burgers and fried chicken. And a burger covered in mac n cheese too. (Soft launch until Sept 21)

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Burgerfi

In a nutshell: US burger chain lands in Wembley
Where is it? Unit 17 Wembley Central Square, High Road, Middlesex, HA9 7AJ
Why should you care?
This is a popular US burger chain with sights set on opening all over the UK, and they've enlisted a sustainability expert to ensure they're covering those bases. Expect wagyu beef, truffles and more in the burgers.

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VQ Notting Hill

In a nutshell: Not quite 24 hours in Notting Hill
Where is it? 24 Pembridge Road, London WC11 3HL
Why should you care?
The first two VQs are best known for being 24 hour operations, and while the latest in Notting Hill isn't a round-the-clock operation, it will be a late night breakfast spot.

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April's Cafe at Boutique 1

In a nutshell: Bistrotheque goes west
Where is it?
127/128 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AS
Why should you care?
This latest restaurant from the Bistrotheque folk sees them going west, opening a restaurant in the Boutique 1 shop. Expect al all-day restaurant targeted at those shoppers.

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Voodoo Ray's

In a nutshell: Pizza in Camden Market
Where is it? Unit 92/1 Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
They're already pretty popular in Dalston and Shoreditch and this new Voodoo Ray's sees them serving up their NYC style pizza by the slice (or huge pies) in Camden Market.

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Opened in August 

Monmouth Kitchen

In a nutshell: Peruvian/ Med food in Covent Garden
Where is it? Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street, London WC2H 9HD
Why should you care?
This is from people behind the May Fair Kitchen and May Fair Bar - a new Peruvian (with a little touch of Mediterranean) restaurant. Monmouth Kitchen will be part of the Radisson Blu Edwardian with a menu by the group's ex-Nobu head of private dining, Amir Jati. 

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Boondocks

In a nutshell: Stax mark II in Old Street
Where is it?
205 City Road, London EC1V 1JT
Why should you care?
This is from Bea Vo, who's running a similar American diner, Stax, over in Carnaby. Their second restaurant is a bigger venue so expect them to try new things on the menu. They'll have a weekend brunch and regular crawfish boils too. 

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Ormer

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?
This is a new restaurant at Flemings Hotel which is headed up by the Michelin starred Shaun Rankin. Focusing on the chef's Jersey heritage, the restaurant will offer a modern British menu. (Soft launch until 19 Sept)

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400 Rabbits

In a nutshell: Pizza in Nunhead
Where is it?
143 Evelina Road, Nunhead, SE153HB
Why should you care?
This is the second 400 Rabbits, following an opening in Crystal Palace. Expect quality sourdough pizza made with expertly sourced ingredients.

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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.

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Bababoom

In a nutshell: Middle eastern food in Battersea
Where is it? 30 Battersea Rise, London SW11 1EE
Why should you care?
Bababoom's aim is to make Middle Eastern food more approachable. Most of the food is cooked on a Mangal Grill - and expect the menu to centre around some pretty special kebabs. 

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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.

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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.

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Butifarra

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

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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. 

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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. 

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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 is similar, but with more influences from South France and North Africa too.

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The Franklin Hotel

In a nutshell: Hotel revamp with a Michelin starred chef
Where is it? 22-28 Egerton Gardens, London SW3 2DB
Why should you care?
 This revamped hotel now has a restaurant with a well known Italian chef in charge. Alfredo Russo is best known for his Turin restaurant Dolce Stil Novo - he also has a restaurant, Vivaldi, in Dubai. He will be taking classic dishes from Italy and giving them his own unique take.

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Zelman Meats Harvey Nichols

In a nutshell: Post shopping steak
Where is it? Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor, 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
Why should you care?
 This is the second Zelman Meats, following the original (from the people behind Goodman) in Soho. Expect the same good value steaks and great shortribs as the original.

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Cure and Cut

In a nutshell: Pastrami in Covent Garden
Where is it? 36 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DA
Why should you care?
 Cure and Cut specialises in home-smoked pastrami, fresh salads and generously stuffed sandwiches and the chefs will be curing, spicing and smoking their meats in house, all sourced from ethical suppliers.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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." 

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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.

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Opened in July 

Patty & Bun Shoreditch

In a nutshell: The popular burgers expand to Shoreditch
Where is it? 36 Redchurch Street, London E2 7PD
Why should you care?
This is the latest Patty&Bun to hit London, and they remain among the capital's best burger bars. Their latest opening, on Redchurch Street, offers counter and bar seating upstairs while there's an open kitchen and bar downstairs (and some new dishes).

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Casita Andina

In a nutshell: The Andes in Soho
Where is it? 31 Great Windmill Street, Soho, London, W1D 7LP
Why should you care?
This is the second Andina from Martin Morales, following the original in Shoreditch. Expect lots of Andes inspired cuisine as well as it all being gluten free.

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Belpassi Bros

In a nutshell: Meatballs in Tooting
Where is it? 70 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RN
Why should you care?
Belpassi Bros will sell the hand rolled meatballs that the brothers have been dishing out in Spitalfields for the past few years, served up with homemade sauces in a sandwich, on polenta or with pasta.

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O Ver

In a nutshell: Seawater pizzas in Borough
Where is it? 44-46 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN
Why should you care?
There's an Italian restaurant with a difference coming to Borough. This has a big focus on using fresh seawater in the dishes - including the pizzas. It's all about the health benefits apparently  

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Tabun Kitchen

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern street food for Soho
Where is it? 77 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8TH
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant focusing on Jerusalem street food, with the bread for wraps cooked in a classic style tabun oven.

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Berber and Q Shawarma Bar

In a nutshell: Reinventing the kebab for Exmouth market
Where is it? 46 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from popular East London middle Easter smokers Berber and Q. Expect slow cooked spit roasted lamb and more.

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Clipstone

In a nutshell: Portland's next restaurant
Where is it? 5 Clipstone Street, London, W1W 6BB
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from the people behind the very successful Portland. Expect seasonal dishes and some very special flatbread too.

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Killer Tomato

In a nutshell: Burritos in Shepherd's Bush
Where is it? 18 Goldhawk Road, London W12 8DH
Why should you care?
Killer Tomato have been London street food mainstays and this sees them going permanent in Shepherd's Bush. Expect a ranges of burritos, tacos, South American cocktails and more.

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Poppies

In a nutshell: Fish and chips in Soho
Where is it? 55-59 Old Compton Street, London W1T 1DB
Why should you care?
Best known for their Spitalfields restaurant, Poppies are making the leap into Soho. Expect a traditional fish and chips restaurant and maybe the odd jellied eel too.

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Rum Kitchen Brixton

In a nutshell: Caribbean food in Brixton
Where is it? 435 - 437 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LN
Why should you care?
The third Rum Kitchen will have a mix of charcoal and wood fired ovens, a custom grill and a smoker will turn out jerk chicken, Chili Cheese Burger and Island Spiced Baby Squid.

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Squirrel

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Kensington
Where is it? 11 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3ES
Why should you care?
This latest healthy food restaurant is a big departure from the people who also run Bunga Bunga and Mr Foggs. Expect plenty of healthy food in bowls - and you'll be eating it in a treehouse too.

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Bronté

In a nutshell: Pacific Dining on the Strand
Where is it? Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ
Why should you care?
Bronte (the name is a nod to the nearby Lord Nelson, the first Duke Of Bronte) is coming with a Pacific/Antipodean style menu that's created by Andrew Lassetter and delivered by head chef Jonathan Villar. He previously worked under Peter Gordon (best known for the 15-year-old Providores).

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Bao Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: Bao v2
Where is it? 31 Windmill St London W1T 2JN
Why should you care?
This is the second restaurant from the people behind the hugely successful Bao in Soho. Expect the usual bao buns but with many small and sharing dishes that are new to this branch.

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The Four Sisters Townhouse

In a nutshell: Cocktail bar for the City
Where is it? 5 Groveland Court, Bow Lane, London, EC4M 9EH
Why should you care?
Already a popular cocktail bar in Islington, this sees the Four Sisters open a Dickensian townhouse in Bow Lane. Expect regularly changing cocktails, locally made spirits and an all-day food menu too, with artisan sandwiches for the lunch crowd.

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Rok Islington

In a nutshell: A Nordic Smokehouse on Upper Street.
Where is it?
149 Upper Street, London N1 1RA
Why should you care?
This is the second Rok, a Nordic Smokehouse, after the success of the original in Shoreditch. Expect lots of smoked meats with a hint of Nordic cuisine and cocktails by Matt Whiley. 

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Sardine

In a nutshell: Stevie Parle protege in Old Street
Where is it? 15 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB
Why should you care?
A protégé of Stevie Parle is promising to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Old Street this summer. Sardine - a name which had originally been linked to Parle's last restaurant - is opening in an annexe next to the Parasol art gallery.

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Hatchetts

In a nutshell: A classic returns 
Where is it?
5 White Horse Street, London W1J 7LQ
Why should you care?
Hatchetts was originally a very famous restaurant and bar in Piccadilly and this sees a Shepherd Market place reviving it. Expect a bar with small plates and a downstairs dining room serving seasonal British food. 

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MK by Muriel's Kitchen

In a nutshell: Grab n go by Muriel
Where is it?
95 Putney High St, SW15 1SS
Why should you care?
This is the next place from the people behind Muriel's Kitchen. Setting up in Putney, it's mainly an all-day takeaway place.

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Peyotito

In a nutshell: Mexican in Notting Hill 
Where is it?
31 Kensington Park Road, London, W11 2EU
Why should you care?
This is a new Mexican restaurant from the same people behind Peyote. Expect contemporary Mexican food from a chef who's run one of Latin America's 50 Best restaurants.

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Picture Marylebone

In a nutshell: Popular Fitzrovia restaurant gets a sibling
Where is it? 19 New Cavendish St, Marylebone, London W1G 9TZ
Why should you care?
The original Picture in Fitzrovia has proven to be a big hit - and now they're opening in Marylebone. Expect similar seasonal menus and a great value tasting menu too.

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Texas Joe's

In a nutshell: Barbecue in Bermondsey
Where is it? 8-9 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SU
Why should you care?
Texas Joe's have previously run pop-ups and residencies but this is their first permanent place. Expect lots of Texas style barbecue and a honky-tonk style bar too. 

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Acqua7

In a nutshell: All dar bar in Dalston 
Where is it?
7 Balls Pond Road, London N1 4AX
Why should you care?
This is a sleek new all day bar in Dalston, serving coffee by day and becoming a wine bar in the evening.

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Opened in June 

Mercante

In a nutshell: Italian on Piccadilly
Where is it? Sheraton Park Lane, Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX
Why should you care?
This is a new Italian restaurant opening within the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel. Expect it to feature food from Italian markets including Sicilian Arancini, Calamari Alla Romana and Cozze Fritti from Calabria.

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Meat Up

In a nutshell: BBQ in Wandsworth
Where is it? 350 Old York Road, Wandsworth Town, London SW18 1SS
Why should you care?
This BBQ grill spot is promising British premium aged steaks, chargrilled lobster and shellfish on the menu, along with ribs, "killer burgers" and superfood salads. 

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Chuck Burger

In a nutshell: Hotbox do burgers
Where is it? 4 Commercial Street, London, E1 7PT
Why should you care? 
Hotbox have been serving up Chuck Burger at Hawker House and this is now their first standalone, permanent spot. Expect the same burgers, loaded fries and more. 

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Trade Union Wapping

In a nutshell: Workspace and restaurant and more from Grand Union.
Where is it? Thomas More Square, London E1
Why should you care?
The latest Grand Union is part workspace, part restaurant, part cocktail bar - as well as featuring a coffee shop by Vagabond AND a barber.

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Foley's

In a nutshell: Ex Palomar chef in Fitzrovia
Where is it? Fitzrovia - location TBC
Why should you care?
Foley's Tasting Kitchen in Fitzrovia is headed up by Head Chef Mitz Vora - who's been Sous Chef at the ever-hot The Palomar. He's the sole creator of the menu at Foleys, which is "experimenting with food from around the world with trade route twists and influences".

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Ahi Poke

In a nutshell: Poke in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 3 Percy Street, London W1T 1DF
Why should you care?
This LA inspired poke bar features make-your-own poke bowls to eat in or take away and will have its own soft-serve ice cream machine too.

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Dip and Flip Brixton

In a nutshell: Gravy dipped burgers in Brixton
Where is it? 64-68 Atlantic Road, London SW9 8PY
Why should you care?
This is the latest in the very popular burger chain which specialises in serving gravy for dipping its burgers in (as well as more meat sarnies).

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Flat Iron Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Steak and spits in Shoreditch
Where is it? 77 Curtain Road, London EC2A 3BS
Why should you care?
Flat Iron originally started life as a residency in Shoreditch and now they're coming back. This time they've brought a huge spit roaster too, with lots of new specials.

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Bone Daddies Old Street

In a nutshell: Ramen for Old Street
Where is it?
The Bower, Old Street
Why should you care?
This will be the third Bone Daddies in London, and will be a combo of bar counter and 60 seats. As with the others, it will be a no reservations place. Expect lots of the usual Bone Daddies favourites.

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Switch House Restaurant at Tate Modern

In a nutshell: Gallery restaurant with a view
Where is it? Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Why should you care?
There's a big new gallery building coming to Tate Modern and that means a new restaurant and bar too. Expect the usual supporting of small local producers to be a big feature of the new menu.

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CURIO + TA TA

In a nutshell: A riceatery in Haggerston
Where is it? 258 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DG
Why should you care?
This is the first permanent Ta Ta restaurant, best known for their residencies and stint in Druid Street Market. They're joining Curio Cabal to set up CURIO + TA TA in the Haggerston coffee shop. Expect a focus on dishes to pair with rice.

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Petit Pois Bistro

In a nutshell: French bistro in Hoxton
Where is it? 258 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4DG
Why should you care?
This is and all-day French bistro from the people behind bars Happiness Forgets and Original Sin, Alastair Burgess and Chris Smith. It's aiming to bring the feel of a "cosy French bistro" to Hoxton and to make it affordable too.

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Mason and Company

In a nutshell: Beer and meatballs in Hackney
Where is it? 7 Canalside, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS
Why should you care?
This is a collaboration between the founder of Five Points Brewery and street food vendors Capish. Expect lots of beers matched with plenty of Italian food - including Capish's signature subs.

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Hanger SW6

In a nutshell: Steak in Fulham
Where is it?
461 North End Road, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care?
This is a self-styled "steak and liquor bar" that will have affordable steak for a tenner on its top floor and all manner of cocktails downstairs (with an emphasis on Sipsmith gin).

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The Barbary

In a nutshell: Next from The Palomar
Where is it? 6 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DP
Why should you care? 
The hugely popular Palomar restaurant is getting a sibling. Their next restaurant is opening in Seven Dials and will feature food from the Barbary Coast of North Africa to Jerusalem.

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Strut and Cluck

In a nutshell: Turkey restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 151-153 Commercial Street, London E1 6BJ
Why should you care?
This restaurant originally came to life as a pop-up and now a permanent turkey-based restaurant is on the way. Sandwiches, drumsticks, pulled turkey - basically turkey every which way. 

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Pho Street

In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Greenwich
Where is it? 17 King William Walk, Greenwich, London SE10 9JH
Why should you care?
This is a new Vietnamese restaurant for Greenwich from the same people behind Noodle Street in Docklands. Expect pho (including lobster pho), bao buns, banh mi and more.

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Yard Sale Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza in Finsbury Park
Where is it? 54 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DW
Why should you care?
They're very popular in Clapton and now the second Yard Sale Pizza is coming to Finsbury Park. Expect the same five staple pizzas they are known and loved for with regularly changing specials.

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Zia Lucia

In a nutshell: Holloway Road pizza
Where is it? 157 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX
Why should you care?
Using a huge wood-fired oven that was hand crafted in Naples, this new pizza place for Holloway promises authentic pizzas with some great sounding toppings like pecorino cheese, truffle honey, asparagus, spicy orange sauce and toasted almonds. 

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Rawligion

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 3 Tottenham Street, London W1T 2AF
Why should you care?
This latest addition to the healthy food scene in London is a gluten and meat-free restaurant and has everything to take away too. Features the infamous massaged kale on the menu. Check out our reader offer.

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The Frog

In a nutshell: Adam Handling in Shoreditch
Where is it? 2 Ely's Yard, Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street E1 6QR
Why should you care?
Adam Handling had huge success in Westminster and has now moved on to set up his own restaurant and this, a more casual spot in Shoreditch.

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Albion Clerkenwell

In a nutshell: Restaurant, bar, shop and more in Clerkenwell
Where is it? 63 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5NP
Why should you care?
This is latest of Terence Conran's Albions to come to London. This one features a very British restaurant (complete with a pie room) as well as a cocktail bar, shop, cheese room, raw bar and more.

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Tombo, Poké & Matcha Bar

In a nutshell: Hawaiian poke and matcha in Soho
Where is it? 28 D'Arblay St, Soho, London W1F 8EW
Why should you care?
This is all part of a Japanese cafe being launched by Tombo, who also have a cafe in Kensington and are tea specialists. Expect lots of varieties of Hawaiian poke as well as Tombo Matcha Lattes, and Matcha brownies, cakes, sundaes and Matcha Soft Serve.

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Ostuni Highgate

In a nutshell: Puglian in Highgate
Where is it? 1 Hampstead Ln, London N6 4RS
Why should you care?
This is the second Ostuni for London - it's a restaurant that specialises in food from the Puglian region of Southern Italy.

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Kashmir - a culinary paradise

In a nutshell: Kashmiri cuisine in Putney
Where is it? 18-20 Lacy Road, London SW15 1NL
Why should you care?
This restaurant is from a husband and wife team who originally opened it in Singapore. The Putney restaurant features lots of traditional Kashmir dishes and more.

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The Bread Station

In a nutshell: Ex Michelin starred chef opens a bakery
Where is it? Arch 373, Hemsley Place, London Fields, London E8 3SB
Why should you care?
The Bread Station is billed as a Traditional Danish bakery and particularly noteworthy is that it's coming from Christoffer Hruskova. He's best known for being the Michelin-starred chef behind the late lamented North Road.

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Sutton & Sons Hackney

In a nutshell: A new chippy for Hackney
Where is it? 240 Graham Road, Hackney, London E8 1BP
Why should you care?
Sutton and Sons are a fish and chip restaurant best known for their original in Stoke Newington - with fish from their own Fishmongers. This is their third restaurant.

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Ivy Cafe Wimbledon

In a nutshell: Ivy Cafe goes south
Where is it? 75 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EQ
Why should you care?
The latest of the Ivy Cafes to come to London. This one has the usual menu and a small terrace at the back too.

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Opened in May 

Blandford Comptoir

In a nutshell: Workspace and more with a view.
Where is it? 1 Blandford Street, London W1U 3DA.
Why should you care?
This is a new Mediterranean restaurant from the person behind 28:50. Expect a big focus on wine here too.

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Farley Macallan

In a nutshell: Coffee, wine, food and more in Hackney.
Where is it? 177-179 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
This a new wine bar and restaurant run by Luke Ramsden whose CV includes time spent at the Arts Club and Home House and it's setting out to reinvent the local. Expect wines, craft beer and food from E5 Smokehouse.

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Coppa Club

In a nutshell: Workspace and more with a view.
Where is it? 29 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1HE
Why should you care?
This is a new riverside working space - a restaurant, bar, coffee shop and a work space all under one roof and all overlooking the Thames. It's the first London opening of the Coppa Club, with more on the way.

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Chipping Forecast

In a nutshell: Fish and chips in Notting Hill
Where is it? 29 All Saints Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1HE
Why should you care?
The Chipping Forecast (we do like a good restaurant pun) is opening a permanent restaurant after being a stall on Berwick Street Market. Expect very fresh fish, triple cooked chips and more.

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Swingers

In a nutshell: Crazy golf in The City
Where is it? Brown’s Buildings – between St Mary Axe and Bury Street, London EC3A 4AF
Why should you care?
This was a big hit in its Shoreditch incarnation and now it'll be back permanently in the City. Expect crazy golf, cocktails and street food all in one.

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Chriskitch

In a nutshell: Ex Dorchester chef's Hoxton cafe
Where is it? 16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW
Why should you care?
Christian Honor gave up The Dorchester to run his own Muswell Hill cafe and now he's ready to expand and is opening a new restaurant in Hoxton. The all-day restaurant will follow the current trend of cooking on an open fire grill and will have a daily changing menu.

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The French House Crystal Palace

In a nutshell: Dulwich restaurant expands
Where is it? 72 Westow Hill, London SE19 1SB
Why should you care?
Popular South London neighbourhood spot The French House East Dulwich is expanding. The brainchild of local woman Audrey Michel who's originally from Alsace, the concept is simple - think 60s/70s French restaurant/bar à vin. 

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Ruby Violet

In a nutshell: Ice cream in King's Cross
Where is it? 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ
Why should you care?
This is the second ice cream parlour from the popular Ruby Violet (the original is in Tufnell Park). Expect an ice-cream cafe with regularly changing flavours with a bit of a train theme too (given the location).

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Randy's Wing Bar

In a nutshell: Buffalo wings in Hackney
Where is it? 3 Wharf Road, London N1C 4BZ
Why should you care?
They were previously a stall in the Berwick Street Market and now they're the latest street food to go permanent. Expect many flavours of wings alongside chicken burgers too.

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Restaurant Ours

In a nutshell: Tom Sellers in Kensington
Where is it? 264 Brompton Road, London SW3 2AS
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from Tom Sellers, who's behind the very popular Restaurant Story. He's joined up with Daniel Phippard for this restaurant which will have classic and contemporary influences.

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Read our Test Drive.


Legs

In a nutshell: Wine bar and restaurant in Hackney
Where is it? 120-122 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
This restaurant is from Magnus Reid, best known for the Rooftop Cafe near London Bridge. He's opening this wine bar and restaurant which features a seasonal menu and an ever changing wine list from small producers. 

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Draft House Old Street

In a nutshell: Beer and more in the Bower
Where is it? The Bower, Old Street
Why should you care?
This latest Draft House is split across two floors and they say it'll have a "utilitarian aesthetic" and is inspired by the "British brutalist architecture of the nearby Barbican." Expect all your usual Draft house favourites.

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Gotto Trattoria

In a nutshell: Mele e Pere in Hackney
Where is it? Canalside, Here East, London E20 3BS
Why should you care?
The people behind Soho's Mele e Pere are opening a new Italian trattoria in Hackney. Expect a regularly changing Italian menu, vermouth on tap and plenty of home-made goods to take away.

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Pizza Pilgrims

In a nutshell: Neapolitan pizza for Covent Garden
Where is it? 23 Garrick St, London WC2E 9BN
Why should you care?
There's more pizza for Covent Garden as the Pizza Pilgrims boys open their fourth place. Expect the usual Neapolitan pizzas to eat in or take away.

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Breakfast Club Hackney

In a nutshell: All-day breakfasts by the canal
Where is it?  Here East, Unit 3 Canalside, London E15 
Why should you care?
They're hugely successful wherever they open so expect a few more queues when the latest Breakfast Club comes to the old Olympic Park.

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Morito Hackney

In a nutshell: Moro goes east
Where is it? 195 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL
Why should you care?
This latest expansion for Moro sees them head outside of Exmouth Market with a new all-day kitchen. Expect food from Spain, Morocco, Turkey and Crete - with a focus on dishes new to London.

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Read our Test Drive.



Osteria 60

In a nutshell: Italian by the Baglioni in Knightsbridge.
Where is it? 60 Hyde Park Gate, London SW7 5BB
Why should you care?
This restaurant is opening right next door to the Baglioni hotel in Knightsbridge. Expect a menu of Italian dishes made with the best of British ingredients. 

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Farmer J

In a nutshell: Healthy food for the City
Where is it? 107 Leadenhall Street, London EC3A 4AA
Why should you care?
Farmer J are a healthy food spot in the City promising "wholesome, balanced, but above all tasty, fast food". 

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Burger Shack and Bar

In a nutshell: Standalone burger shack for Young's
Where is it? 27-29 Church Road, London SW19 5DQ
Why should you care?
Youngs already have a number of Burger Shacks set up in their pubs - but this will be the first standalone site.

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Cielo Blanco

In a nutshell: Mexican in Exmouth Market
Where is it? 55-57 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QL
Why should you care?
This Mexican restaurant first opened in Leeds back in 2013 and this will be their first London site. Inspired by the barbacoa markets of Oaxaca you'll find speciality sharing boards on offer alongside and feast menus.  

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Searcy's (relaunch)

In a nutshell: Meatballs and Champagne
Where is it? One New Change, Cheapside, London EC4M 9AF
Why should you care?
In the first of a planned roll-out, Searcy's Champagne Bar is revamping into a meatballs and Champagne bar. Expect meatballs with pasta or ciabatta and more besides.

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Burgerac's Burgershack

In a nutshell: Burgershack v2 in Fitzrovia
Where is it? The Social at 5 Little Portland St, London W1W 7JD
Why should you care?
Top burger blogger Burgerac turned his obsession into reality by opening the first Burgershack and now he's bringing the follow-up to Fitzrovia.

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Opened in April

Cottons Caribbean Restaurant and Salon de Rhum

In a nutshell: Caribbean in Notting Hill
Where is it? 157-159 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11
Why should you care?
The latest Cottons (they're in Shoreditch and Camden) will bring Caribbean food to Notting Hill. It'll be a similar style to the others, with LOTS of rum behind the bar - over 300 types available and steel drum music in the evenings too.

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Humble Grape

In a nutshell: Wine bar on Fleet Steet
Where is it? St. Bride's Passage, London EC4Y 8EJ.
Why should you care?
This latest wine bar is tucked away in the vaults of St Bride's church. Expect LOTS of wine to suit all tastes and small plates to match.

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Enoteca de Luca

In a nutshell: Italian food in Old Street
Where is it? The Bower, 207C Old Street, London EC1V 9NR
Why should you care?
This is the fourth Enoteca and Max Sali is in charge of front of house. He comes here via Locanda Locatelli and In the kitchen is Head Chef Claudio Illuminati, who hails from Tom Aikens and Zafferano. He's promising a menu featuring fish Carbonara with grated egg and ginger and an orange infused rabbit ragu. 

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Talli Joe

In a nutshell: Indian dive bar on Shaftesbury Avenue
Where is it? 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8HL
Why should you care?
This is aiming for an Indian dive bar feel - which means plenty of Indian dishes (aka "half plates") and lots of Indian inspired cocktails too. 

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No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

In a nutshell: Chiswick pub from the people behind 11 Pimlico Road
Where is it? 97-199 Chiswick High Street, London W4 2DR
Why should you care?
This Chiswick bar and restaurant will have plenty of space for alfresco dining come the summer as they've opened up a courtyard space at the back. On the food front expect "Antipodean-influenced food" - paired with a cocktail menu featuring house made syrups and sherbets.

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Farmacy

In a nutshell: Plant led menu in Westbourne Grove
Where is it? 74-76 Westbourne Grove, London, W2
Why should you care?
An all-day restaurant with healthy food as its main drive (very much roots-to-stem dining), Farmacy is planned as the first of many with more "grab and go" outlets coming later.

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Smokey Tails

In a nutshell: Permanent residence for DJ Seth Troxler's BBQ
Where is it? Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Why should you care?
This is the permanent residency of DJ and BBQ obsessive Seth Troxler. Expect lots of BBQ from lunch onwards (and brunch at the weekends - we like the sound of the house selection of French Toast & corn meal pancake) and they'll be serving a snack menu in the bar area of Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.

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The Stable

In a nutshell: Cider and pizza in Whitechapel
Where is it? 16-18 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1EW
Why should you care?
The Stable has branches all over the UK but this is their first in London. All their restaurants feature locally inspired pizzas paired with a LOT of cider.

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Mister Lasagna

In a nutshell: All things lasagna in Soho
Where is it?
53 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D 7PG
Why should you care?
This restaurant is another which focuses on just one thing - and in this case it's lasagna, with 21 types of lasagna on offer. All to eat-in or takeaway.

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Munich Cricket Club

In a nutshell: German food and beer in Victoria
Where is it?
61-71 Victoria Street, London
Why should you care?
This is a modern German bierkeller  - which, yes, means beer cellar - and as such you can expect plenty of German beer and food. So expect lots of schnitzel, sausages and more.

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Trufflesecco

In a nutshell: Truffles and Prosecco in Camden
Where is it?
11 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
Why should you care?
This is a a Prosecco and truffles bar. Dishes on the menu include ??crostino? with truffle sauce and gnocco fritto with ?mozzarella? and ??mortadella? and plenty of truffled goodies to take away too.

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Mark's at Fenwick's

In a nutshell: Hix moves department store
Where is it?
Fenwick, 63 New Bond St, London W1A 1RQ
Why should you care?
Having closed at Selfridges, Mark Hix's Mark’s at Fenwick of Bond Street takes over the old Bond and Brook restaurant on the department store's second floor. Expect an all-day restaurant in the usual Mark Hix style.

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Banh Banh

In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Peckham 
Where is it?
46 Peckham Rye, London SE15 4JR
Why should you care?
Banh Banh were previously in residence at the Bussey Building and this is their permanent location. A family run, they'll use recipes inspired by their grandmother who put together her own cookbook from her time as a chef in Saigon in the 40s.

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Walter and Monty

In a nutshell: Charcoal meatfest in The City
Where is it? 6 Bury Court, London EC3A 8EP
Why should you care?
This is the latest pop-up and residency to find permanent digs - offering up all manner of meat and fish cooked over charcoal with Eastern flavours. Expect your own beer on tap at your table too.

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Bodean's Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Barbecue mini-chain comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 25 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JS
Why should you care?
Bodean's are opening their seventh place, in Covent Garden. They'll be taking over the space previously occupied by Russell Norman's Mishkin's serving up their up the usual BBQ fare.

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Todide

In a nutshell: Italian in Putney
Where is it? 4 Chelverton Road, London SW15 1RH
Why should you care?
Totide London is a partnership between three Italians - Marco, Mattia and Christian (who also has a restaurant back in Italy. Everything comes from the Emilia Romagna area of Italy with a lot of produce being flown in every week.

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Som Saa

In a nutshell: Highly anticipated Thai restaurant.
Where is it? 43A Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
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". Their temporary restaurant at Climpsons Arch was a big hit and this should be one of the biggest openings of 2016.

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Roba

In a nutshell: Robata grill in Paddington.
Where is it? 34 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QW
Why should you care?
This Paddington restaurant gets its name from the Robata grill which will be doing much of the work in the kitchen. Roba's chef, Andrea Secchi has plenty of Michelin experience, having worked with Marcus Wareing at the Berkeley

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Santa Maria Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza in Chelsea
Where is it? 92-94 Waterford Road, London SW6 2HA
Why should you care?
One of London's most highly rated pizzerias is opening in Chelsea. Nestling between between the King’s Road, Fulham Road, and Stamford Bridge the new restaurant will have room for 60 and will serve up the same pizzas and daily specials as the original.  

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Four Winters

In a nutshell: Nitro ice cream for west London
Where is it? 103 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4RH
Why should you care?
Four Winters is a liquid nitrogen ice cream parlour with its roots in Jordan. They're bringing their high tech take on ice-cream to Gloucester Road. 

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Counter Culture

In a nutshell: A new bar by The Dairy
Where is it? 15 The Pavement, London, Clapham SW4 0HY
Why should you care?
This is next door to the Dairy, and taking the space formerly held by The Deli in an entirely new direction. Billed as "The Dairy's evil little brother", Counter Culture sees them aiming for the vibe of a San Sebastián pintxos bar - but with the Dairy's signature style.

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Read our Test Drive of Counter Culture



Cafe Monico

In a nutshell: Soho House and Rowley Leigh
Where is it? 39-45 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LA
Why should you care? This is the next restaurant from the Soho House group and they've enlisted Rowley Leigh for the menu (so expect parmesan custard with anchovy toast on the menu). It's an all-day affair serving Mediterranean food. 

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Read our Test Drive of Cafe Monico



The Harcourt

In a nutshell: Scandic food in Marylebone
Where is it? 32 Harcourt Street, London W1H 4HX
Why should you care?
The Harcourt from Andrew Endean (from Hotel du Vin and Malmaison) will be a new European restaurant with more than a nod towards Nordic Cuisine. And that's a nod to its past in the guise of the Harcourt Arms.

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Opened in March

Zima

In a nutshell: Russian street food in a Soho basement
Where is it? 45 Frith St, London W1D 4SD.
Why should you care?
It's being added to the basement of Jean Jacques (itself a French restaurant from Russia) with a look that aims for a Soviet-era ryumochnaya (vodka bar) with food by Russian chef Alexei Zimin.

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Black Roe Poke Bar and Grill

In a nutshell: Kurt Zdesar does fish and meat
Where is it? 4 Mill Street, Mayfair London W1S 2AX
Why should you care?
This is from Kurt Zdesar and it's taking over the space once held by Bouillabaisse. Expect a raw fish bar by the entrance of the restaurant where the special is - yes - poke. As for the grill part, that will be based around meats cooked on a Kiawe wood grill.

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Kojawan

In a nutshell: High rise Japanese pub
Where is it? 225 Edgware Road, London, W1T 1QQ
Why should you care?
This sees Bjorn Van Der Horst (Eastside Inn) and Omar Romero (Rhodes Twenty Four, Rosewood) taking over the dining room on the 23rd floor of the Hilton Metropole. Expect amodernist Japanese pub with food to match. Plus Kirin beer K-slurpys and clay barrel aged cocktails served on airline trolleys. 

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Padella

In a nutshell: Trullo comes to Borough Market
Where is it? 6 Southwark Street London SE1 1TQ
Why should you care?
Trullo is an enormously successful Islington Italian restaurant - and now they're heading south of the river for their next, the pasta bar Padella. Expect a range of Trullo classics, cocktails, Prosecco and more.

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Read our Test Drive of Padella.



Six Portland Road

In a nutshell: Ex Terroirs alumni come to Notting Hill 
Where is it?
6 Portland Rd, London W11 4LA
Why should you care?
Six Portland Road and comes from Oli Barker (who used to head up Terroirs alongside Ed Wilson), with Head Chef Pascal Wiedermann who also worked at Terroirs. It's a small 40 seater restaurant with an ever-changing menu.

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The Lighterman

In a nutshell: Huge King's Cross bar and restaurant.
Where is it?
3 Granary Square, London N1C 4BH
Why should you care?
This is a large three storey bar and restaurant from Cubitt House, taking pride of place on Granary Square, King's Cross, overlooking the canal.

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Read our Test Drive.



Sourced Marylebone

In a nutshell: Cafe, deli and more for Marylebone
Where is it? 68-74 Wigmore Street, London W1U 2SD
Why should you care?
If you've been to St Pancras you'll be familiar with the Sourced deli counter there - and now it's coming to Marylebone with a cafe and big wine shop too.

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Joe Public

In a nutshell: Pizza in an ex Clapham loo
Where is it? Former Public Convenience, The Pavement, Clapham Common, London, SW4 7AA
Why should you care?
This pizza joint is all about pizza by the slice, coming from 20” pizzas with regularly changing seasonal toppings and they’ll be open in the morning with butties and and coffee too. And it's all housed in an old Victorian public loo.

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Barrio Brixton

In a nutshell: South American cocktails in Brixton.
Where is it?
30 Acre Lane, London SW2 5SG
Why should you care?
Barrio Brixton will be the fourth restaurant in the chain and they'll be serving up all manner of tequilas and mezcals, to piscos and cachacas and will be open 7 days a week and until 2am at the weekends.

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Anglo

In a nutshell: Modern British from Bingham and Sat Bains chefs
Where is it? 30 Cross Street, London EC1 N8UH
Why should you care?
This is from Mark Jarvis (previously head chef at the Bingham in Richmond) and in the kitchen is Jack Cashmore (Sat Baines & In De Wulf). The menu is being billed as accessible modern British fine dining (aka bistronomy) with ever-changing menus that update weekly.

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Read our Test Drive of Anglo



Raj of Kensington

In a nutshell: Kensington Raj-inspired Indian restaurant
Where is it?
1 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH
Why should you care?
 This new Indian restaurant coming to Kensington is all inspired by British Raj India. With that inspiration in mind, they have dishes that include Ajwani Jingha (Tandoori style jumbo prawns) a dish that originated in Jaipur, and Achari Hiran, a venison dish created in Bhopal. If you live locally, they'll have takeaway too (and delivery later). 

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Theo's Simple Italian

In a nutshell: Theo Randall's next
Where is it?
Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court, 34–44 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EW
Why should you care?
 Having just revamped his main restaurant, Theo Randall is opening Theo’s Simple Italian - a new casual spot, opening at the Hotel Indigo London Kensington – Earl’s Court. The dishes will be familiar to anyone who's had a look at Randall's recent cookery book, My Simple Italian. 

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SHOT

In a nutshell: Healthy food in St Paul's
Where is it?
23/23A Bride Lane, St. Paul’s, London, EC4Y 8DT
Why should you care?
 This is the latest restaurant in the ongoing healthy eating food trend to hit London. Expect all food to sit within their strict healthy guidelines and they're aiming to educate on healthy eating too. 

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Tom's Kitchen HMS Belfast

In a nutshell: Boatside restaurant and bar
Where is it?
HMS Belfast, The Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2JH
Why should you care?
 The latest Tom's Kitchen is opening somewhere a little different - right outside HMS Belfast parked on the South Bank. The new place even includes a rooftop bar, part covered - part opened, and an inside deli too so it's a new spot to head to if you fancy a bid of a riverside view (and of a big ship). 

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Oree

In a nutshell: French boulangerie and kitchen in Fulham
Where is it?
275 – 277 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NY
Why should you care?
 Orée will have all manner of freshly baked viennoiserie, artisan bread and fine patisserie to serve up - either to eat in or take away. 

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Black Rock

In a nutshell: Whistling Shop does whisky
Where is it?
9 Christopher Street, London EC2A 2BS
Why should you care?
 The same people behind the Worship Street Whistling Shop are opening Black Rock, a whisky bar in Shoreditch. Expect cocktails aged on-site, LOTS of whisky and more. 

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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 Japanese with Teppanyaki, robatayaki, and sashimi on the menu plus "an innovative izakaya".

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Read our Test Drive of Sosharu



Duende

In a nutshell: Tapas from the chef behind Bravas Tapas
Where is it? 16 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NJ
Why should you care?
When it opened, Bravas Tapas was adorned with many plaudits, even if it wasn't in the most central of locations. But now the chef, Victor Garvey is opening this new tapas restaurant in Covent Garden.

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Porky's Chelsea

In a nutshell: BBQ in Chelsea
Where is it? 343 Fulham Road, London SW10 9TW
Why should you care?
If you've been to Porky's before, you'll have an idea of what to expect - lots of "ribs and tips", 18 hour smoked pulled pork, burgers and they'll be serving hot-dogs for the first time too. And expect a spot of beer pong.

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Cafe Royal Dessert restaurant

In a nutshell: Sarah Barber does evening desserts
Where is it? Cafe Royal, 68 Regent Street, London W1B 4DY
Why should you care?
Cafe Royal's patisserie chef is extending the cafe (where there's also a new menu) into the evening with a restaurant that has a main focus on multiple desserts. Expect something kind of like an Evening Tea affair (although with wine instead of tea...).

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Good Life Eatery

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Belgravia
Where is it? 20 Motcomb Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8LB
Why should you care?
This is the third Good Life Eatery and they'll be following their usual, successful menu of energy-boosting breakfasts and lunches, snacks, shakes, juices and desserts.

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The Woodford

In a nutshell: Koffmann protege in South Woodford
Where is it? 159 High Road, South Woodford, London E18 2PA
Why should you care?
The Woodford is the dream project of a former Young National Chef of the Year, 25 year old Ben Murphy - previously at Koffmann's and The Greenhouse. It's his first restaurant and he's being backed by Essex restaurateur Steve Andrews. 

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Absurd Bird

In a nutshell: Chicken in Spitalfields
Where is it? 54 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT
Why should you care?
 Absurd Bird is essentially chicken combined with American deep south cooking. And they've teamed up with Fosse Meadows Farm and bought every single one of their chickens whilst still in the egg. On the menu you'll find jalapeno cheese biscuits, Hurricane popcorn or orange honey coleslaw as well as chicken both deep fried on a waffle.

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Santo Remedio

In a nutshell: Proper Mexican restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 22 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DY
Why should you care?
This is a small two storey restaurant with a modern take on traditional Mexican from food husband and wife team Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes. Expect a menu which mixes what you know about Mexican cooking with more unfamiliar dishes.  

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Read our Test Drive of Santo Remedio



Chucs

In a nutshell: Cafe and menswear in Westbourne Grove
Where is it? 226 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH
Why should you care?
This is the second Chucs, following the one that opened in Dover Street (and AA Gill raved about). As well as menswear upstairs, there will be a "healthy Italian" cafe - with favourites from the Mayfair branch putting in an appearance.

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Opened in February

Pitt Cue

In a nutshell: The Cue boys relocate
Where is it? 1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square, London EC2M
Why should you care?
The original BBQ boys, Pitt Cue Co, have outgrown their Soho spot and have relocated to much bigger premises in the City. Expect a step-up on the menu (more cuts, for example) but this means no more pulled pork, alas. This time they'll be taking bookings too. 

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Read our Test Drive of Pitt Cue



Pharmacy 2

In a nutshell: Damien Hirst's restaurant returns with Mark Hix doing the food
Where is it? Newport St, London SE11 6AJ
Why should you care?
One of the biggest restaurants of the 90s - albeit for a very short time - is returning as Damien Hirst is working to bring Pharmacy restaurant to his gallery space in his Newport Street gallery. And Mark Hix will be in charge of the menu.

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Patty & Bun Soho

In a nutshell: Burgermeisters take over the Stockpot site .
Where is it?
18 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TN
Why should you care?
This is the latest from the hugely successful P&B with new dishes on the menu that have been previewed at London Fields, including the Patty Melt. Plus they'll have a bar with a late licence too.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Patty & Bun



Bukowski Grill

In a nutshell: BBQ and much more in Soho.
Where is it?
10 D’arblay Street, London W1F 8DS
Why should you care?
This is the third Bukowski - and their biggest one yet and one with an all-day menu too. The food comes from chef/owner Robin Freeman who used to work down the road at Blacks. Expect a weekend brunch too.

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Dickie Fitz

In a nutshell: Pacific-style food in Fitzrovia.
Where is it?
48 Newman St, London W1T 1QQ
Why should you care?
The Newman Street Tavern is no more - Dickie Fitz is taking its place, from the same people behind the former Tavern and who also run the Lady Ottoline. It will continue to be an all-day affair and this time the menu will be inspired by dishes of the Pacific - as well as having a weekend brunch that's Australian inspired. 

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Gyoza Bar

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Covent Garden
Where is it?
63-66 St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2N 4JS
Why should you care?
This Covent Garden restaurant specialises in all types of Gyoza. But that's not all as you'll find bao buns and ramen on the menu too.

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The Larder

In a nutshell: All-day café from the people behind Percy & Founders
Where is it?
8 Pearson Square, London W1W 7EY
Why should you care?
This is an all-day cafe from the same people behind Percy and Founders and the Lighterman in King's Cross. Their ex-Murano Exec Chef is heading up the menu there and they'll have a shop on-site too.

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Low Slow and Juke

In a nutshell: BBQ in Victoria
Where is it?
1 Abbey Orchard St, London SW1P 2LU
Why should you care?
This barbecue joint is a combo cocktail bar and barbecue restaurant, taking over the space that used to be The Abbey Pub, a huge lower ground area on Abbey Orchard Street. Food-wise, they'll have St. Louis slab ribs, beef brisket, beef ribs and honey & BBQ glaze (all smoked in-house) and burgers too.

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Osteria

In a nutshell: Anthony Demetre in the Barbican
Where is it? Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS
Why should you care? 
The latest from Anthony Demetre (also behind Arbutus) is opening Osteria in the Barbican Centre and it'll focus on bistro cooking much like his other restaurants. Leading things will be Head Chef Patrick Leano, (who comes from Arbutus).

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Native

In a nutshell: Wild food in Covent Garden
Where is it? 3 Neals Yard, Covent Garden, WC2H
Why should you care?
This restaurant will be focusing on wild food - both in its meat (game and rare breeds) and in the veg with a big focus on the new trend of roots-to-stem eating.

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Polpo Harvey Nichols

In a nutshell: Post shopping Venetian
Where is it? 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
Why should you care?
The latest Polpo is landing on the fifth floor of the Knightsbridge Harvey Nichols (as well as the Leeds store) and sees them bringing the usual menu of Venetian small plates and Campari cocktails.

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Tonkotsu Notting Hill

In a nutshell: Ramen for west London
Where is it? 7 Blenheim Crescent, W11 2EE
Why should you care?
This is the latest Tonkotsu which will have the usual array of ramen, gyoza and more - plus a few dishes that you'll only get at this branch.

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Club Zetter

In a nutshell: Work and play at the Clerkenwell hotel
Where is it? 86-88 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1M 5RJ
Why should you care?
Bistrot Bruno Loubet is, alas, no more. Instead the Zetter has converted its restaurant into a work space during the day and a wine bar at night.

Find out more.



Oliver Maki

In a nutshell: Sushi in Soho
Where is it? 33 Dean Street, London W1D 4PP
Why should you care?
Oliver Maki currently have four restaurants in Kuwait and one in Bahrain with contemporary sushi dishes rather than ultra traditional. They've enlisted the services of Executive Head Chef Louis Kenji Huang (formerly Head Sushi Chef at Nobu Las Vegas) and their main dish is the Oliver Maki Roll described as an eight course tasting menu on one plate.

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Opened in January

Galley

In a nutshell: Restaurant with a seafood twist in Islington
Where is it? 105-106 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QN
Why should you care?
This is a venture by brother and sister team Oriona Robb and Marcel Grzyb. Marcel's been Head Chef at Soho’s Randall & Aubin for a decade and, as you might expect given his background, he's put together a menu with a strong focus on seafood.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Galley



Frenchie

In a nutshell: French Cafe comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 16 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
This sees the very popular French neighbourhood restaurant Frenchie open a second venue in London with a French/British twist to many of the dishes - all with British sourced ingredients.

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Grain Store Bar and Café

In a nutshell: Healthy eating for Gatwick travellers
Where is it?
North Terminal, Gatwick Airport
Why should you care?
This sees Bruno Loubet and the Zetter bringing a new Grain Store to Gatwick, offering the same vegetable based cooking as well as some cocktails to imbibe before jetting off.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Grain Store



Hill & Szrok Public House

In a nutshell: Old Street pub for meat lovers
Where is it? 8 East Road, Old Street, London N1 6AD
Why should you care?
The people behind Hill and Szrok in Broadway market are opening a pub near Old Street. Expect it to be a beer/meat lover's paradise with butchery on-site and plenty of nose-tail eating.

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Farmstand

In a nutshell: Healthy food in Covent Garden
Where is it? 42 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ
Why should you care?
This restaurant has a big focus on healthy food - either available to eat in or take away - with much of it wheat, gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free.

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Street Kitchen

In a nutshell: Sustainable fast food in London Fields
Where is it? 381 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
Why should you care?
The latest Street Kitchen hits the same street as Patty&Bun and E5 bakehouse and is an all-day affair with a big focus on sustainable food done fast. Lots to eat in or take away..

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Honest Burgers Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Latest outlet for the burger joint
Where is it? 33 Southampton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7HE
Why should you care?
This is the latest place that Honest are planting their flag, with their signature burgers and rosemary fries (and regular specials too).

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Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine

In a nutshell: Burger joint goes permanent
Where is it? 23-25 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP
Why should you care?
Lucky Chip have had some hugely popular residencies but now they're finally settling down in Dalston with a place that has a big focus on pairing their burgers with wine. But expect much more besides the burgers too.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Lucky Chip


100 Wardour Street

In a nutshell: D&D's latest incarnation
Where is it? 100 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TN
Why should you care?
100 Wardour Street will be the third restaurant to open on this site by D&D. First it was Meza, then Carom and Floridita. The ground floor will be an all-day restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar while a further restaurant space downstairs will open in the evenings and feature live music performances and guest DJs.

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Galvin Hop

In a nutshell: Galvin opens a pub
Where is it?
35 Spital Square, London E1 6DY
Why should you care?
 This sees Galvin's Cafe a Vin converted into their new Galvin pub called Hop. Expect plenty of beers, snacks and premium hot dogs too.

Find out more

Read our Test Drive of Galvin Hop



Mr Bao

In a nutshell: Bao buns for Peckham
Where is it?
293 Rye Lane, London SE15 4UA
Why should you care?
 Peckham is getting its very own bao buns specialist with plenty of the pillowy buns on the menu alongside Taiwanese cocktails and weekend brunch too.

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Ruby's Bar and Lounge

In a nutshell: Ruby's grows
Where is it? 72-76 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB
Why should you care?
Ruby's in Dalston are opening a second place next door which will have a bigger focus on wine, entertainment and rotating food residencies. And cocktails, of course.

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Ichiryu

In a nutshell: Udon from Shoryu owner
Where is it? 84 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB
Why should you care?
This is to be a sushi and udon restaurant, coming from the person who runs Japan Centre and Shoryu Ramen.

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Aulis at Fera

In a nutshell: Fera's inner sanctum
Where is it? Fera at Claridge's - Brook St, London W1K 4HR
Why should you care?
The long-awaited development kitchen at Simon Rogan's Fera is finally upon us. Like the original at L'Enclume, this is a separate experience from the main restaurant and you'll get to preview dishes too.

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Inamo

In a nutshell: Interactive Asian cuisine
Where is it? 11-14 Hanover Place London, London WC2E 9JP
Why should you care?
As with the previous Soho restaurant, this will have the same interactive menu that lets you both order and rate the pan-Asian food right on the table itself.

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The Detox Kitchen Deli

In a nutshell: Salads and more in Fitzrovia 
Where is it?
10 Mortimer Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3JJ
Why should you care?
This is planned to be the flagship deli for Detox Kitchen, so lots of salads to take away, but they're also adding a new sharing menu. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? January 4



Opened in December

Shuang Shuang

In a nutshell: Chinese hot-pots in Chinatown
Where is it?
64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LU
Why should you care?
This Chinatown restaurant will specialist in hot-pots, with boiling broth pots sunk into tables and the ingredients to throw in snaking around you on conveyor belts.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Shuang Shuang



Le Bab

In a nutshell: Gourmet kebabs in Carnaby
Where is it? 2nd Floor, Kingly Court, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
Le Bab is aiming for a "kebab renaissance" with a seasonal kebab menu at the heart of things. Expect deer, pigs head and more in the mix and chefs with lots of high-end experience.

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Ivy Kensington Brasserie

In a nutshell: Ivy expands to Kensington
Where is it?
96 Kensington High Street, London W8 4SG
Why should you care?
 This is the latest in a concerted roll-out of all things Ivy. If you've been to any of the other openings, you'll find much the same here - an all day Modern British menu, special cocktails, plush surroundings.

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Shake Shack New Oxford Street

In a nutshell: A third burgers & shakes bar for London
Where is it? 80 New Oxford Street, London WC1A 1HB
Why should you care?
This is the third of Danny Meyer's Shake Shacks to open in London. Expect the usual burgers, shakes, hot dogs and concretes from the American import.

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First Aid Box

In a nutshell: Cafe and cocktails in Herne Hill
Where is it?
119 Dulwich Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0NG
Why should you care?
 This is a new all day cafe and cocktail bar for Herne Hill and comes from the people behind The Shrub And Shutter. Expect lots of food and cocktails with a nutritional focus (yes, even the cocktails).

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Bellanger

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 with Alsace cuisine taking over the prime position on Islington Green from Browns.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Bellanger



Sartoria
Re-launch

In a nutshell: Francesco Mazzei goes to Mayfair
Where is it?
20 Savile Row, London W1S 3PR
Why should you care?
Francesco Mazzei, previously best known for L'Anima, has taken over as chef patron of Sartoria restaurant on Savile Row in Mayfair. When it re-opens, he'll be serving dishes from his native Calabria as well as dishes from other regions in Italy. 

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Sartoria


M Restaurants Victoria

In a nutshell: Steak, sushi and more for Victoria
Where is it?
10-50 Willow Street, EC2
Why should you care?
This is the next from the M group which is launching a second M restaurants in the revamped Victoria area, featuring a grill, raw bar and wine shop.

Find out more



La Cabina

In a nutshell: Late night (and early morning) tapas in Dalston
Where is it?
232 Kingsland Road, London E2 8AX
Why should you care?
This new basement tapas spot will serve a full tapas menu until 5am. With room for 50 diners, you'll find the entrance at the back of the phone booth on Kingsland Road and the menu's been put together by Javier Vincente of Tooting’s Little Taperia (via Rules).

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Jidori

In a nutshell: Yakitori in Dalston
Where is it?
89 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB
Why should you care?
Chef Brett Redman (from Elliot's and The Richmond) is set to open a new Japanese yakitori restaurant in Dalston. The restaurant, which opens this Autumn draws upon the rich tradition of Tokyo yakitori joints, bringing this hugely popular variety of Japanese street food to east London.

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive.



Billy & The Chicks

In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Soho
Where is it?
27-28 St Anne’s Court, London W1F 0BN
Why should you care?
This latest fried chicken joint has impressive people behind the scenes - as the founder has St Johns and Salt Yard on his CV. Expect burgers and more with a big focus on special suppliers and ingredients.

Find out more.



Coin Laundry

In a nutshell: Retro diner in Exmouth Market
Where is it? 70 Exmouth Market, London EX1R 4QP
Why should you care?
This retro diner will have 70s styling and a menu with retro treats like Chicken Kiev and 70s cocktails on the menu. 

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Homeslice Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Pizza in Shoreditch
Where is it? 374-378 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT
Why should you care?
This is the latest Homeslice (already in Covent Garden and Fitzrovia). Expect wood-fired pizzas available whole and by the slice alongside locally sourced beer, frizzante prosecco on tap and organic wine by the magnum.

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House of Ho

In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
1 Percy Street, London W1T 1DB
Why should you care?  
Ian Pengelley is moving the flagship House of Ho restaurant to Fitzrovia (and rebranding the original too).

Find out more.



Opened in November

Flat Iron Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Steak and more 
Where is it?
17-18 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
 The new restaurant will have the core, good value steak though with the restaurant group's own herd from Flat Iron Farm and there's a working butchery too.

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Kanada Ya Haymarket

In a nutshell: Ramen bar take-two
Where is it? 3 Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DL
Why should you care?
This will be the second Kanada Ya ramen bar in London after the wildly successful original. Expect the same ramen plus some new dishes - and if there are six of you, booking in advance too.

Find out more.



Tokimeite

In a nutshell: Michelin starred Japanese chef has another go at London
Where is it?
23 Conduit St, London W1S 2XS
Why should you care?
This is top Japanese chef Yoshihiro Murata's second stab at a London restaurant. Expect modern Japanese dining with plenty of Wagyu beef cooked on their robata grill. 

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Ellory

In a nutshell: Bistro in London Fields
Where is it?
1 Westgate Street, London E8 3R
Why should you care?
Ellory will be a bistro on the ground floor of Netil House and will be a 50-seater restaurant with separate bar. It's a joint venture by chef Matthew Young (ex-Mayfields) and sommelier Jack Lewens (ex- Spring and River Cafe).

Find out more.

Read our Test Drive of Ellory


Mick's Garage with Shukshuk BBQ

In a nutshell: Berber & Q & Beer
Where is it?
Queen’s Yard, London E9 5EN.
Why should you care?
This sees Crate Brewery expanding next door and they've brought in the people behind Berber & Q to provide the food.

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Oriole

In a nutshell: Nightjar in Smithfield
Where is it?
East Poultry Avenue, London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH
Why should you care?
Nightjar cocktail bar (no 3 on the World's 50 Best Bars list) is bringing their next bar to Smithfield Market. It'll be styled after an old-school nightclub, with a stage for live music - swing, jazz and blues are all on the agenda - and the bar will be themed using elements from the "Old World, New World and the Orient.".

Find out more.



Haunt

In a nutshell: All day cafe, bar, restaurant in Stoke Newington
Where is it?
182 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7UY
Why should you care?
This is an all-day restaurant, cafe and bar and the menu has some interesting sharing dishes. On top of the food and drink in the kitchen, the downstairs bar seats over 100 and will be the new place to go for DJ gigs - plus more pursuits during the day.

Find out more.



The Ninth

In a nutshell: Jun Tanaka in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
22 Charlotte St, London W1T 2NB
Why should you care?
Jun Tanaka is best known for both his restaurant Pearl and a few stints on Saturday Kitchen too. Now he's opening his own restaurant in Fitzrovia - a French/Mediterranean neighbourhood style restaurant which uses fine dining cheffing techniques but with a more casual feel.

Find out more.


Pizza Pilgrims Exmouth Market

In a nutshell: Pizza & soup for Exmouth Market
Where is it?
15 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QD
Why should you care?
This sees some of Soho's finest pizzas make their way over to Exmouth Market. And this time they're adding what is essentially liquid pizza to the menu too.

Find out more.



Red Dog Saloon

In a nutshell: BBQ in Soho
Where is it? 20 Berwick Street, London W1F OPY
Why should you care?
This is the latest Red Dog to hit London. Expect a combination of BBQ and burgers - plus lots of tequilas and margaritas too.

Find out more.



Orange Elephant

In a nutshell: Steak and chips for £20 + more in Chelsea
Where is it?
351 Fulham Road, London SW10 9TW
Why should you care?
This steak restaurant is mainly a "one choice" restaurant - that choice being steak and chips for £20. However, you can also get huge tomahawk steaks and more if that's not enough.

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Camden's Daughter

In a nutshell: Kebabs from the Camden Town Brewery
Where is it?
289-291 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2JS
Why should you care?
This is a new sister venue to the Camden Town Brewery and this time they'll be adding kebabs to the selection of beer.

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The German Gymnasium

In a nutshell: Old 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. Expect plenty of german food and booze on the menu too.

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Foxlow Balham

In a nutshell: Steak & more for Balham
Where is it?
5-19 Bedford Hill, London SW12 9EX.
Why should you care?
Another expansion from the people behind Hawksmoor, this is the latest of their offshoot brand Foxlow, taking the space from Sam's Brasserie.

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Chicken Town

In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Tottenham
Where is it?
The Old Fire Station, Town Hall Approach Rd London N15 4RX
Why should you care?
By day they aim to serve up healthier and better quality chicken meals to young people, matching the price of local fast food outlets. In the evening they'll turn into a neighbourhood restaurant. Better still every bit of profit from the restaurant is being put into funding Chicken Town's £2 Junior Specials, helping local young people get a better lunch and after school meal.

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Noble Rot

In a nutshell: A wine bar with food from people behind the Sportsman
Where is it?
51 Lamb's Conduit St, London WC1N 3NB
Why should you care?
The people behind Noble Rot magazine are opening a wine bar - but not any old wine bar. They've enlisted not only an ex-Sportsman chef but the Sportsman's Exec Chef Stephen Harris is advising on the menu too.

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Oklava

In a nutshell: Ex Kopapa chef Selin Kiazim's own restaurant
Where is it?
74 Luke Street, London EC2A 4PY
Why should you care?
Selin Kiazim's restaurant focus on the Turkish cooking that has been so popular at her events and is being designed to reflect her "bustling eating times as a child."

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Park Chinois

In a nutshell: High end Alan 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 1920s feel to it. There will be a focus on music too, ranging from piano to string quartets to evening jazz. Plus Peking duck with caviar.

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On The Bab

In a nutshell: Korean chicken for The City
Where is it?
9 Ludgate Broadway, London, EC4V 6DU
Why should you care?
Popular Korean restaurant group On The Bab are opening right by St Paul's, but this place will be essentially a takeaway site with a few tables for eat-in. Expect plenty of KFC (Korean fried chicken) and steamed buns, rice, and soup noodles with your choice of barbecue meat.

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Gunpowder

In a nutshell: Indian tapas in The City
Where is it?
11 Whites Row, London E1 7NF
Why should you care?
This City restaurant serving new Indian tapas just around the corner from Spitalfields Market. It's run by Harneet Baweja, an Indian entrepreneur who wanted to bring something different to the scene.

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Machine No 3

In a nutshell: Cocktails and charcuterie in Hackney
Where is it?
271 Well Street, London E9 6RG
Why should you care?
The 70-seater bar is from the folk behind The Three Compasses in Dalston and will be cocktail-focused, and alongside those they'll be serving locally sourced cheese boards and charcuterie.

Find out more.


Wing Zone

In a nutshell: US wing chain's first UK restaurant
Where is it?
4a Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP
Why should you care?
This is a fast food joint devoted to things chicken and the first UK restaurant for an American chain begun by two students at the University of Florida in their frat house. The main focus of the menu are the chicken wings which come in a variety of flavours.

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Zelman Meats

In a nutshell: The latest meatfest from the people behind Goodman
Where is it?
2 St Anne's Court, London W1F 0AZ
Why should you care?
Taking over the spot from the much loved but hopefully relocating Rex and Mariano, this is a new restaurant from the people behind Goodman. They'll be experimenting with all types of meats and expect a great steak sarnie for a fiver too.

Find out more.



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.

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Darbaar

In a nutshell: Ex Cinnamon Club chef does banquets 
Where is it?
1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, London, EC2A 2DQ
Why should you care?
Abdul Yaseen, who worked at the Cinnamon Club and Cinnamon Kitchen for a decade is going it alone with this new restaurant based on the Indian Royal Court banquets.

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Pho & Bun

In a nutshell: Vietnamese street food 
Where is it?
76 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6ND
Why should you care?
Pho & Bun is the brainchild of Holborn restaurant Viet Eat's owner Andy Le. The new Vietnamese spot will focus on Pho and their steamed milky bun burger.

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Ivy Café Marylebone

In a nutshell: All-day Ivy 
Where is it?
96 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U 2QA
Why should you care?
This is the latest mini-Ivy following recent openings in Covent Garden and Chelsea. Except a similar menu and more trio-cocktails too. 

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Yum Som

In a nutshell: Grab and go Asian food for The City.
Where is it? Leadenhall Court, 1-6 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 1PP
Why should you care?
Yum Som is from Ed Martin, also behind the nearby (and VERY popular) Botanist. Expect Asian salads, rice paper rolls, glass noodle salads, small pots, subs and soups - all available to take away.

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Wringer and Mangle

In a nutshell: The Laundry revamped
Where is it? The Laundry Building, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN
Why should you care?
This restaurant is from the people behind the Hoxton Pony and this sees them taking over the Laundry Building in London Fields. It'll have an East London afternoon tea too.

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Escocesa

In a nutshell: Scottish tapas in Stoke Newington
Where is it? 67 Stoke Newington Church St, London N16 0AR
Why should you care?
This is described as "hi-jacking some of the best Scottish seafood on its way to Spain and serving it along side some of the best Spanish produce, wines and sherries." Sound good to us.

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Opened in October

The Potato Project

In a nutshell: Potatoes in Soho
Where is it?
27 Noel Street, London W1F 8GZ
Why should you care?
This has been opened by Ksenia Karpenko who used to be Head Sommelier at Four to Eight in Covent Garden and it's bringing a twist to the classic baked potato. So expect to see toppings like smoked ham hock, cheddar & piccalilli, prawn & bourbon Marie Rose sauce and borlotti bean, tomato & gallybagger cheese on the menu.

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Beyond London

In a nutshell: Pan Asian bar in Kensington
Where is it?
1 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP
Why should you care?
This is a new Pan Asian bar with some pretty good sounding small plates including sea bass with gold flake steamed dumplings, mixed 'bubbling and smoking' sashimi and a shimmering gold cocktail to boot.

Find out more.



Chi Kitchen

In a nutshell: Pan Asian restaurant for Debenhams
Where is it?
334-348 Oxford Street, London W1C 1JG
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant for Debenhams - it's Pan Asian, planning to pull together Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Japanese, Vietnamese and Korean cuisine.

Find out more.



The Good Egg

In a nutshell: Egg market stall goes permanent in Stoke Newington
Where is it? Church Street, Stoke Newington.
Why should you care?
This sees the market stall go to the next level. They'll be serving bagels, stuffed pitas, fried chicken, short-rib pastrami and lots more. And expect a good brunch offering too.

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Hoppers

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan food in Soho from the people behind Gymkhana
Where is it?
49 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D 4SG
Why should you care?
Coming from the Sethi siblings, best known for Gymkhana but also behind Bao, Lyle's and more, this is inspired by roadside shacks (boutiques) of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. These shacks focus on hoppers and dosas which will be the same with Hoppers.

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Zebrano

In a nutshell: Bar, restaurant and night club in the City
Where is it?
8-22 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7LP
Why should you care?
This is the third Zebrano for London taking over a huge space on Houndstitch. It combines a bar, night club and a restaurant serving a mix of European and Asian food.

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45 Jermyn Street

In a nutshell: A new restaurant for Fortnums
Where is it?
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER (and also 45 Jermyn Street...)
Why should you care?
This is a new restaurant from Fortnum & Mason and it's taking the place of the Fountain brasserie that's been open for 60 years. It will be rechristened as 45 Jermyn Street and they're apparently going for a restaurant that recaptures "a golden age of glamour".

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Flight Club

In a nutshell: Darts and cocktails for the City
Where is it?
Alphabeta Building, 2A Worship Street, London EC2A 2AH
Why should you care?
This bar features a high-tech darts set-up with a design by Russell Sage - and promises to level the playing field for all players too.

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Fold

In a nutshell: Vietnamese food you can fold in Brick Lane
Where is it? 204 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care?
A new Vietnamese restaurant - aptly titled FOLD - opens in Brick Lane later this month, based all around food you can fold. Traditionally known as the summer roll, the gluten free rice paper can be folded round a variety of fillings before being steamed, grilled or fried.

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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.

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Foxlow Chiswick

In a nutshell: Steak & more for Chiswick
Where is it?
Barley Mow Centre, 11 Barley Mow Passage, W4 4PH
Why should you care?
Another expansion from the people behind Hawksmoor, this is the latest of their offshoot brand Foxlow, taking the space from Sam's Brasserie.

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Les 110 de Taillevent

In a nutshell: Famous Parisian restaurant lands in London
Where is it?
16 Cavendish Square, Marylebone, London W1G 9DD
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.

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Forest Restaurant & Cabin Bar at Selfridges

In a nutshell: Rooftop restaurant for Winter
Where is it?
Selfridges, Oxford Street
Why should you care?
This is the latest rooftop restaurant for Selfridges, this time with a forest and foraging theme. Expect plenty of seasonal food plus an outdoor terrace with hot chocolate cocktails.

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Sexy Fish

In a nutshell: The people behind the Ivy do seafood
Where is it?
1-4 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR
Why should you care?
This is the latest restaurant from Richard Caring's Caprice Group, who are also behind the Ivy. This will be an upmarket seafood restaurant (with some buns and dumplings too) in Mayfair and we expect the vibe to have much in common with the original Ivy, right down to the use of known artists to decorate the place.

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Mangal 1.1

In a nutshell: Famous charcoal grill and kebab joint comes to Shoreditch
Where is it?
68 Rivington St, London EC2A 3AY
Why should you care?
The original Mangal Ocakbasi is a 25 year old charcoal grill hit in Dalston and is now coming to Shoreditch. Expect lamb chops, their kebabs straight off the charcoal grill, fresh Mediterranean salads and vegetarian meze dishes too.

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NTs

In a nutshell: Night Tales goes permanent at London Fields
Where is it?
1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL
Why should you care?
After two years on the street food and festival scene, Night Tales has found a new home in the heart of London Fields with a new cocktail bar, NT's, nestled between the North Eastern railway arches and Netil House. Expect seasonal drinks and grilled cheese sarnie focused snacks.

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Sutton and Sons

In a nutshell: New chippy for Islington
Where is it?
356 Essex Road, London N1
Why should you care?
Already very popular in Stoke Newington and with their pop-up in Boxpark, this sees Sutton and Sons come to Islington with fish supplied from their own fishmongers.

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CôBa

In a nutshell: Vietnamese barbecue in King's Cross
Where is it?
244 York Way, London N7 9AG
Why should you care?
CôBa is the brainchild of Vietnamese-Australian Damon Bui who has run supperclub Table for 10. This new restaurant will serve Vietnamese barbecue meats, cooked on a charcoal grill served with a noodle salad, soup noodles and more.

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Les Couilles du Chien

In a nutshell: A new bar for Arbutus in Soho
Where is it?
1 Westgate Street, London E8 3RL
Why should you care?
A bar that is literally "The dogs bollocks". Arbutus in Soho is already known for its keenly priced contemporary food and huge range of wines available by the carafe, under the direction of chef patron Anthony Demetre. Now, the new bar will offer a chance to enjoy a far more informal experience which, they say, will be in keeping with its "luxurious, yet unpretentious and affordable" ethic.

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Bandol

In a nutshell: Provencal food in Chelsea
Where is it?
6 Hollywood Road, London SW10 9HY
Why should you care?
Margaux is now the hangout for the likes of Pippa Middleton & Co and the owners are planning a second venture in Chelsea. Bandol will feature a menu of Nicoise and Provencal sharing dishes.

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Pasta Sereni

In a nutshell: Pasta to go near Piccadilly Circus
Where is it?
5 Air Street London W1J 0AB
Why should you care?
Just off Piccadilly Circus, Pasta Sereni will be doing fast hand-made pasta to eat there or take away - so if you fancy an escape from the hordes of shoppers, this could be the place. 

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Trinity Re-launch

In a nutshell: Clapham restaurant gets an overhaul
Where is it?
4 The Polygon, London SW4 0JG
Why should you care?
Adam Byatt's Trinity has had a huge overhaul, completely transforming the restaurant and adding more outside space. Plus he's changed the restaurant upstairs into Upstairs - for more casual dining.

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Urban Coterie

In a nutshell: Anthony Demetre in Old Street
Where is it?
151-157 City Rd, London EC1V 1JH
Why should you care?
Urban Coterie is the latest offering from Anthony Demetre, previously best known for Arbutus in Soho. He's joined up with Head Chef Martin Zahumensky for a seasonal British menu at the top of the M by Montcalm at Old Street.

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Chinese Laundry

In a nutshell: Classic Chinese food in Islington
Where is it? 107 Upper Street, Islington N1 1QN
Why should you care?
This new Chinese restaurant in Islington will be based on 80s style Chinese food (but authentic - not the English equivalent).

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Shotgun

In a nutshell: Lockhart mark II
Where is it?
26 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QD
Why should you care?
This is next restaurant from the people behind The Lockhart, including the chef Brad McDonald. Expect lots of low-and-slow barbecue alongside a Southern USA style cocktail bar.

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The Bowler

In a nutshell: Meatballs in Covent Garden
Where is it?
1 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 6DA
Why should you care?
The Bowler is the latest street food van to land a full-time restaurant, coming to Covent Garden. Expect an all day restaurant with meatballs in boxes or pitta.

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Nanban

In a nutshell: Tim Anderson's izakaya and ramen shop in Brixton
Where is it?
426 Coldharbour Lane, SW9 8LF
Why should you care?
Very, VERY, long awaited, this is MasterChef winner Tim Anderson's much anticipated restaurant. It will be a combination izakaya and ramen shop. You can stop in for a quick bowl of noodles, or stay a little longer to enjoy a range of dishes to share, along with plenty of good Japanese beer and shochu. 

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Rudie's

In a nutshell: Jamaican food in Dalston
Where is it?
Address TBC
Why should you care?
Rudie's is billed as a casual dining Jamaican restaurant which is aiming for "traditional Jamaican cooking presented with a contemporary twist."

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OXBO Bankside and The Distillery

In a nutshell: Flagship for the bar group
Where is it?
Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG
Why should you care?
OXBO at the new Hilton will be an all-day restaurant that (unsurprisingly given its proximity to Borough Market) will focus on Borough's British food while The Distillery will focus on artisan gins and locally crafted beers.

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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.

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Wazen

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood Japanese in King's Cross
Where is it?
2 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NA
Why should you care?
This minimalist spot says it's going to be serving up food "you won’t find anywhere else in London" - so expect some great sashimi, tempura, sushi rolls plus lots of sake.

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Dishoom Carnaby

In a nutshell: Indian "street food" in the West End
Where is it? 22 Kingly Street, London W1B 5QB
Why should you care?
This is the fourth Dishoom, returning to central London in a space just off Carnaby. Expect similar dishes to the others in a huge space.

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Bird Islington

In a nutshell: Chicken, waffles and doughnuts in Islington
Where is it?
81 Holloway Road, London N7 8LT
Why should you care?
This is the second Bird restaurant, following on from the original in Shoreditch. Expect plenty of chicken of all types plus some mean doughnuts too.

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Parcafe at the Dorchester

In a nutshell: Artisan coffee in a very high-end hotel
Where is it?
53 Park Ln, London W1K 1QA
Why should you care?
The Dorchester are getting into the artisan coffee market with a new cafe called Parcafé, just next to their ballroom. They're aiming for a luxury coffee experience, with an emphasis on adding Dorchester style service.

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Fornetto

In a nutshell: Pizza by the slice on Charing Cross Road.
Where is it?
21 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0ET
Why should you care?
This London pizzeria is a pizza al tranchio kinda place - which is to say it serves up pizza by the slice. It's a labour of love by Alessio Chong Zheng Dong who took an apprenticeship with Roman pizza master Angelo Iezzi, currently presidente dell'API Associazione Pizzerie Italiane, which sounds pretty proper.

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Dry Martini

In a nutshell: A bar that focuses on the perfect martini
Where is it?
Meliá White House Hotel, Albany St, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 3UP
Why should you care?
Barcelona's Dry Martini By Javier de las Muelas has consistently sat within the World’s 50 Best Bars list for the past six years. This is their London outpost and there's a bar snacks menu to do with your cocktails too.

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Also opened in October

  • Bella Cosa came to Canary Wharf, featuring southern Italian cuisine and some pretty great views across the river too.

 

Opened in September

The Fat Duck Re-launch

In a nutshell: Heston reborn
Where is it?
High St, Bray, West Berkshire SL6 2AQ
Why should you care?
After almost a year's worth or refurbishment, The Fat Duck is getting ready to open with a new menu and lots of added extras, including a robotic sweetshop.

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Dirty Bones

In a nutshell: Dirty food for Carnaby Court
Where is it?
Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
Dirty Bones has been open in Kensington for a year and a half and at the end of the summer, they're opening in Carnaby and bringing their dirty food menu (aka American "comfort food") with them.

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Drake and Morgan

In a nutshell: Flagship for the bar group
Where is it?
6 Pancras Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AJ
Why should you care?
This is the latest from Drake and Morgan - who also run the Folly, The Anthologist and the Fable and this time they're keeping their own name. It'll be a bar and restaurant on two floors (with an outside terrace too) and they'll have one of their gourmet delis too.

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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 inspired by the region and wine and food from the deli to take away.

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Black Axe Mangal

In a nutshell: Turkish Mangal, Ocakbasi and cocktails
Where is it?
156 Canonbury Rd, Islington, London N1 2UP
Why should you care?
Lee Tiernan's Black Axe Mangal project first started in Copenhagen as a series of pop ups where it quickly reached cult status amongst both locals and travelling chefs .His take on the kebab is 'an unauthentic, bastardised take of Turkish Mangal and Ocakbasi, with global influences.'

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Piquet

In a nutshell: Laid-back French
Where is it?
92-94 Newman Street, London. W1T 3EZ
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, with a few British flourishes too.

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Le Pont de la Tour Re-launch

In a nutshell: Riverside revamp
Where is it?
36 Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE
Why should you care?
It has one of the best views south of the river and now it's getting a big revamp, with a new chef in charge too. The new menu will focus on French cuisine using local British ingredients and the inside will be re-designed by Russell Sage. Special Hot Dinners pre-opening offer until Sep 27.

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Project Pizza

In a nutshell: Pizza for King''s Cross
Where is it?
King's Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Why should you care?
There's a new pizza place coming to King's Cross, and this one's inside the big King's Place building, as part of the Green and Fortune Café (so it's very handy for Guardian workers).

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Canto Corvino

In a nutshell: Italian for The City
Where is it?
21 Artillery Lane, London
Why should you care?
Canto Corvino comes from people behind the popular Manicomio restaurants. Expect a modern Italian restaurant. an extensive Italian wine list, weekend brunches and more.

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Vietfood

In a nutshell: Vietnamese streetfood in Soho
Where is it?
34 – 36 Wardour Street, W1D 6QT
Why should you care?
This Vietnamese street food restaurant in Soho has a very impressive pedigree as it comes from Michelin-starred chef Jeff Tan who was the Head Chef at Hakkasan Mayfair for three years. Expect pho, snacks and more.

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Beef and Brew

In a nutshell: Steak and booze in Kentish Town
323 Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2TJ
Why should you care?
This has a focus on beef, but this isn't a high end steakhouse, think more Flat Iron with an emphasis on cheaper cuts such as rump, onglet and the good old flat iron.

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Bernardi's

In a nutshell: Italian near Marble Arch
Where is it? 62 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BN
Why should you care?
Set over two levels this Italian restaurant will serve up lunch, cicchetti, dinner and evening cocktails with a breakfast/brunch offering planned for weekends.

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DF Mexico

In a nutshell: Wahaca offshoot comes to central London
Where is it?
28-29 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 1BU
Why should you care?
DF Mexico is Wahaca's version of a modern Mexican diner (the original of which we visited for a Test Drive) offering something of a cross between American and Mexican food.

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The Hour Glass

In a nutshell: Pub from Brompton Food Market duo
Where is it?
279-283 Brompton Road, London SW3 2DY
Why should you care?
The Hour Glass pub is getting two new owners - Luke Mackay and David Turcan, who currently run Brompton Food Market. Expect a regularly changing menu with lots of products from artisan producers.

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The Modern Pantry Finsbury Square

In a nutshell: Anna Hansen's second Pantry
Where is it?
Alphabeta Building, 14-18 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1BR
Why should you care?
This is the follow up to Anna Hansen's popular Clerkenwell restaurant, The Modern Pantry. The new restaurant will feature a tapas bar, restaurant and private dining room taking over the ground floor of a large Georgian building on the corner of Finsbury Square.

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Poco Tapas

In a nutshell: Bristol tapas on Broadway Market
Where is it?
129A Prichards Road, London E2 9AP
Why should you care?
This is from Tom Hunt - better known to some as the author of The Natural Cook - bringing the successful tapas restaurant from Bristol to London. Expect tapas based on organic and seasonal British produce.

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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.

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Wahleeah

In a nutshell: Beer based cooking in Fulham
Where is it?
18 Farm Lane Fulham, London SW6 1PP
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. 

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Hungerdog

In a nutshell: Hot dogs in Camden
Where is it? 21a Camden High Street, London NW1 7JE
Why should you care?
There's no stopping the march of hot dog restaurants and this latest is landing in Camden, with all manner of ways to customise your dog.

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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.

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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.

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Penny

In a nutshell: Old Vic restaurant in Waterloo
Where is it? Next to The Old Vic at The Cut, London SE1 8NB
Why should you care?
This is an all-day affair with a focus on local produce and will be run by Julian Porter and Lauren Johns - who are behind the very popular Milk.

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Also opened in September

  • Ma Petitie Jamaica opened in Camden, a Carribbean diner serving jerk chicken, curried goat and plenty of rum cocktails.

 

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