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January 2020

The Water House Project

In a nutshell: Supperclub turns restaurant in Hackney
Where is it?
3 Mare St, London E15 4RP
Why should you care?
After running as a supperclub for a few years, The Water House Project is becoming a new restaurant in Hackney. They'll be serving up tasting menus from an ex Galvin La Chapelle chef. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 17 January 2020

 

Mozzasando

In a nutshell: Alan Yau does sandos
Where is it?
96 Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London SW3 3AD
Why should you care?
Alan Yau has teamed up with mozzarella restaurant Obica to launch a new sando shop, Mozzasando in South Kensington (where Obica once was). And for their take on the sando - it's all about the Milanese. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 20 January 2020

 

Halo Burger Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Vegan burgers in Shoreditch
Where is it?
105 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JD
Why should you care?
Popular plant-based burger bar Halo Burger (currently in Pop Brixton) opening their second restaurant in Shoreditch and they'll be the first in the country to be launching with Beyond Meat's 4.0 patty. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 20 January 2020

 

Bar Douro City

In a nutshell: Portuguese wine bar in the City
Where is it?
1 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF
Why should you care?
The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 28 January 2020

 

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele Soho

In a nutshell: Top Neapolitan pizza in Soho
Where is it?
44 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4TY
Why should you care?
L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele are opening their second London restaurant in Soho - and you can expect the same huge (and hugely popular) Neapolitan pizzas from the original. Plus fries pizzas if carbs just aren't enough... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Colette

In a nutshell: Home-style cooking in Chelsea
Where is it?
315 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QH
Why should you care?
Colette is a traiteur and deli on Fulham Road that's looking to bring a sense of home cooking to Chelsea. With an ex-Ritz chef in charge they'll be serving up a seasonal menu and running a deli for take outs. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Boom Bap Burger

In a nutshell: Burgers and beats in Bethnal Green
Where is it?
252 Paradise Row, London E2 9LE
Why should you care?
They've been big in Tooting Market and now Boom Bap Burger have found a permanent home in Bethnal Green for their mix of burgers and hip-hop. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Dominique Ansel Treehouse

In a nutshell: Famed pastry chef opens a restaurant
Where is it?
Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8JD
Why should you care?
The next opening from Dominique Ansel won't be all about the cronut - but there will be a lot of pastry involved (and a more traditional bakery downstairs). Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Raj of Islington

In a nutshell: Indian takeover on Holloway Road
Where is it?
359 Holloway Rd, London N7 0RN
Why should you care?
Kensington based restaurant chain heads north of the river to bring their take on classic Indian dishes to Holloway Road. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Firebrand Clerkenwell

In a nutshell: Pizzeria and cafe in Clerkenwell
Where is it?
84-86 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4QY
Why should you care?
Firebrand pizza has won a lot of fans in its original Marylebone site - and now they're opening a second pizzeria in Clerkenwell. But that's not all, as they're also opening Diggs, an all-day cafe next door. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Patri Ealing

In a nutshell: Indian restaurant meets train journey
Where is it?
29 Bond Street, Ealing, London W5 5AS
Why should you care?
They're big in Hammersmith and Northfields and now Patri is coming to Ealing. There will be a mix of home-style Indian meat and veg/vegan dishes, all served up in a mock train setting. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

February 2020

Patron Cave à Manger

In a nutshell: Bringing a slice of Paris to North London
Where is it?
158a Blackstock Rd, London N5 1HA
Why should you care?
Popular Kentish Town brasserie Patron is expanding - they've picked Blackstock Road for their second site, serving up all manner of classic French wine and dishes. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Zia Lucia Aldgate East

In a nutshell: Popular pizza parlour comes to The City. 
Where is it?
12a Piazza Walk, London E1 8ZH
Why should you care?
With restaurants in Islington and Hammersmith already, Zia Lucia have won many fans for their pizzas - available in four types of dough from vegetable charcoal to the more traditional. This sees them heading to the City with their third pizza restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Chuku's

In a nutshell: Contemporary Nigerian tapas in Tottenham
Where is it?
274 High Road, Tottenham, London, N15 4RR
Why should you care?
Chuku’s has found a permanent home to serve its signature Nigerian dishes, plus a new drinks menu. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Goods Way

In a nutshell: Music, drinks and street food in King's Cross
Where is it?
11 Goods Way, King’s Cross London, N1C 4UR
Why should you care?
The team behind Flat Iron Yard are heading to King's Cross for their next multi-purpose venue which will serve up live music, American drinks and street food. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Akoko

In a nutshell: West African flavours with British ingredients
Where is it?
21 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3LP
Why should you care?
Akoko is the first project from last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila. He'll be opening this West-African influenced restaurant in Fitztovia. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Hoppers King's Cross

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan in King's Cross
Where is it?
Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG
Why should you care?
Hoppers, the Sri Lankan and South Indian street food-influenced restaurant, is opening a third restaurant in London, following the success of its Soho and St Christopher’s Place outlets. Its Pancras Square venue in Kings Cross will be home to a menu exclusive to that site and the biggest bar of its venues. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

The Londoner

In a nutshell: Super boutique hotel for Leicester Square
Where is it?
Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT
Why should you care?
Leicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

March 2020

Club Mexicana Taqueria

In a nutshell: Vegan Mexican food
Where is it?
Kingly Court, Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
After pop-ups and residencies across London, Club Mexicana are bringing their vegan Mexican food to Kingly Court. And margaritas too, of course. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2020

 

Kol

In a nutshell: Noma Mexico chef comes to London
Where is it?
9 Seymour Street, London W1H 5BT
Why should you care?
He was the man behind the launch of Noma Mexico and now Santiago Lastra is opening his own restaurant in London called Kol. It'll feature Mexican cuisine with UK ingredients. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2020

 

Little Kudu

In a nutshell: Peckham's Kudu team expands
Where is it?
117 Queens Road, SE15 2EZ
Why should you care?
Little Kudu will open its doors right next door to Peckham hit Kudu. It's a no-reservations tapas restaurant and wine bar with an open kitchen and room for just over 30 diners. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2020

 

Sessions Arts Club

In a nutshell: Restored grade II building gets a new bar and restaurant
Where is it?
22 Clerkenwell Green, Farringdon, London EC1R 0NA
Why should you care?
This sees painter Jonny Gent, restaurateur Jon Spiteri (one of the founders of St John) and architect Russell Potter (SODA) restoring an old Grade II courthouse for a mix of a creative studio and a restaurant with bar. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2020

 

Perkyn's

In a nutshell: Coffee and bottle shop in Tottenham
Where is it?
10 Vicarage Parade, West Green Road, London N15 3BL
Why should you care?
More change for Tottenham with the upcoming Perkyn's, serving up coffee in the day and over 60 types of beer in the evening. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March/April 2020

 

Sambal Shiok's Economy Rice

In a nutshell: Takeaway rice boxes in Holloway
Where is it?
169 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX
Why should you care?
Sambal Shiok in Holloway has been a huge success, with the warming bowls of laksa being a big draw in Holloway and beyond. Now owner Mandy Yin expands next door with a takeaway serving up affordable Malaysian rice boxes. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March/April 2020

 

More in 2020

Noble Rot Soho

In a nutshell: Noble Rot takes over the Gay Hussar
Where is it?
2 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4NB
Why should you care?
A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

Manzi's

In a nutshell: Corbin & King's new Soho restaurant pays homage to the legendary Manzi's fish restaurant
Where is it?
1 Bateman's Buildings, Soho, London W1D 3EN
Why should you care?
Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

The Connaught Grill

In a nutshell: The Connaught looks to its history for its next restaurant opening
Where is it?
Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL
Why should you care?
Carving out space on the hotel's ground floor, The Connaught is bringing back its legendary restaurant The Connaught Grill with Jean-Georges Vongerichten providing a modern take on grill room classics. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

CoCo Ichibanya

In a nutshell: Japanese curry house MK II
Where is it?
39 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1DL
Why should you care?
Curry and rice are primarily the order of the day at the latest London outpost of this huge Japanese curry chain. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2020

 

Mo Diner

In a nutshell: Momo opens a diner next door
Where is it?
23 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BH
Why should you care?
Next door to Momo in Mayfair (and referred to as its "playful cousin") Mo Diner takes the American diner concept on a spin through the Med - both with the look and the twist to all the food. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2020

 

Theatre Royal restaurant

In a nutshell: The Ivy's Richard Caring and Andrew Lloyd Webber team up
Where is it?
Catherine St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF
Why should you care?
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2020

 

Theatre Royal restaurant

In a nutshell: The Ivy's Richard Caring and Andrew Lloyd Webber team up
Where is it?
Catherine St, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF
Why should you care?
The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is getting a big new refurbishment - and as part of that a new restaurant and bar. Lloyd Webber has brought in Richard Caring and the Caprice Group (The Ivy, Brasserie of Light, Sexy Fish) to handle that. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2020

 

The Gantry London

In a nutshell: High rise in Stratford
Where is it?
De Coubertin Street, London E20 1AE
Why should you care?
This 17 storey building, will feature a basement speakeasy bar, as well as what they're calling a "destination restaurant" on the first floor complete with two terraces for alfresco dining. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2020

 

Blacklock Covent Garden

In a nutshell: More chops for London
Where is it?
Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care?
Good news for the many, MANY fans of Blacklock. The chops purveyors are expanding their group again. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Taka

In a nutshell: Taka takes over Providores.
Where is it?
Taka, 109 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RX
Why should you care?
A replacement has been announced for chef Peter Gordon’s popular Marylebone restaurant The Providores, following its closure after 18 years. Japanese restaurant Taka will open its second site there. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Caviar Kaspia

In a nutshell: Iconic Parisian restaurant returns to London
Where is it?
1a Chesterfield St, Mayfair, London W1J 5JF
Why should you care?
Returning after an absence of many years, Caviar Kaspia is bringing back its luxury menu to London's Mayfair. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Maison Francois

In a nutshell: French brasserie in St James
Where is it?
36 Duke Street, St James's, St. James's, London SW1Y 6DF
Why should you care?
Taking the former address of Greens, Maison Francois will be a brasserie and wine room. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Roast Kitchen

In a nutshell: Roast meat in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
Address TBC
Why should you care?
Roast Kitchen is a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade. Expect roast meats to be a big thing... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Mamarosa

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

In a nutshell: Salt Bae comes to London
Where is it?
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RN
Why should you care?
"Salt Bae" was briefly very famous indeed as his steak salt spreading antics went viral in 2016. Now he's bringing that steak empire to London.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Mathura

In a nutshell: Atul Kochhar goes big
Where is it?
4 Greycoat Place, Westminster, London SW1P 1BN
Why should you care?
Following up from the opening of Kanishka in Mayfair, Atul Kochhar has taken over a huge space in Westminster for his next restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

The Patate

In a nutshell: Beefy French pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
323 Kentish Town Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 2AA
Why should you care?
They've been serving up their beef bourguignon buns across town and now The Patate are about to settle down with their first permanent restaurant in Kentish Town. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

H.O.M.E. (working title)

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton's smallest restaurant
Where is it?
8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ
Why should you care?
Jason Atherton is opening a much smaller restaurant than usual. This one will be a 16-seater, tight next door to Pollen Street Social and offer an ever changing menu based on Atherton's travel across the globe. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Pacific

In a nutshell: Shaun Presland comes to London
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Top Australian chef Shaun Presland is coming to London, opening in Soho, with a permanent place after his 10 Heddon Street residency is done. Expect a similar style of Japanese cooking to his Australian restaurants. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Padella Shoreditch

In a nutshell: London's best pasta doubles up
Where is it?
1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS
Why should you care?
They're hugely popular in Borough - probably with London's longest queue/wait time - and now Padella is gearing up for its second site. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Din Tai Fung at Centre Point

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse - plus queue
Where is it?
Centre Point
Why should you care?
The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant is opening its second location in London already - which should really help with those queues at the first. Expect steamed soup dumplings and lots more...  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Eataly

In a nutshell: Italian worldwide phenomenon
Where is it?
135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
Why should you care?
The Italian food and wine marketplace confirms their first London opening will be in the heart of the City at Broadgate. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

The Market

In a nutshell: Workplace canteen by day, food hall and restaurant by night
Where is it?
22 Bishopsgate, London
Why should you care?
The next people to get into the food hall business are The YBF's. They're teaming up with Rhubarb for this huge new food and drink area inside the big 22 Bishopsgate development. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Chyna and Yau Grilling

In a nutshell: Alan Yau in Canary Wharf
Where is it?
Wardian London, Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP
Why should you care?
Alan Yau is opening two restaurants at this huge Canary Wharf building - one of which he's billing as a "Chinese River Cafe". Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

M at Newfoundland

In a nutshell: Steaks in a tower
Where is it?
Newfoundland Quay, Canary Wharf, London.
Why should you care?
The latest M restaurant and their menu of steak and grills is coming to the new Newfoundland tower in Canary Wharf. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Nobu Hotel Marylebone

In a nutshell: Nobu goes west
Where is it?
22 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 7BG, UK
Why should you care?
This is the second Nobu hotel in London (after the first in Shoreditch). Expect a high-end place to stay as well as a new Nobu restaurant featuring the usual Japanese, Peruvian and other South American menu from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

NoMad London

In a nutshell: Top NYC hotel comes to London (with added Daniel Humm)
Where is it?
4 Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AT
Why should you care?
This hotel is taking over Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden, and is the London outpost of a popular NYC hotel. And it'll also have food from Daniel Humm, the chef behind World's Best restautant 11 Madison Park. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2020

 

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