London restaurants opening soon

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Coming Soon list

August 2020

Wingman's

In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Soho
Where is it?
29-31 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 5JS
Why should you care?
Until now, they've had a restaurant in Kilburn and a hatch in Shoreditch but their new opening is a much bigger space in Soho (taking over the site that used to be Belgo). As for the menu, expect chicken wings with many flavours. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 14 August 2020

 

Jolie

In a nutshell: French sharing plates in Chelsea
Where is it?
459 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0LR
Why should you care?
The people behind the Breaking Bad bar, ABQ, are getting ready to unveil their next restaurant. Called Jolie, it's in Chelsea Funhouse, on the same site as their pre-lockdown restaurant Journey and this time it's all about France. There's also a bottomless fondue. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 14 August 2020

 

Beam Notting Hill

In a nutshell: Med cafe comes to Notting Hill
Where is it?
103 Westbourne Grove, London W2 4UW
Why should you care?
They've already opened successful cafes in Crouch End and Highbury and next up for Beam is a move west to Notting Hill. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? August 2020

 

September 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 bar, featuring a finalist of Masterchef: The Professionals as chef. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 14 September 2020

 

Big Jo

In a nutshell: Bakery from Jolene
Where is it?
318-326, Hornsey Road, London, N7 7HE
Why should you care?
There'll be a shop, a 60 cover restaurant open all day "serving all manner of baked goods". As to what might be on the menu, well the fact that they're installing bread and pizza ovens "should give you a few hints". Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? September 2020

 

Curious 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? September 2020

 

Louie

In a nutshell: A US chef and a Parisian restaurateur are hoping to make London their new home
Where is it?
13-15 West St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NE
Why should you care?
New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? September 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? September 2020

 

October 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? October 2020

 

More in 2020, dated to be announced

The Cheese Barge

In a nutshell: Cheese on the canal
Where is it?
Sheldon Square, Paddington Central, London W2 6HY
Why should you care?
They mastered the cheese conveyor belt, a cheese bar and a cheese truck. Next up for The Cheese Bar folk is is cheese on water in the shape of The Cheese Barge. They're mooring a specially designed barge in Paddington and creating a very cheesy menu for it. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 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? Summer 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? Summer 2020

 

Cafe Bao

In a nutshell: Everyone's favourite bao spot ramps it up with an all-day spot in KX
Where is it?
4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross, London N1C 4AG
Why should you care?
For their fourth opening, in King's Cross, the folk at BAO have decided to switch things up with an all-day cafe serving breakfast for the first time and with its own bakery. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 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? Summer 2020

 

Cha Cha x Sister Jane

In a nutshell: Latin American restaurant meets vintage clothing store
Where is it?
36 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
Why should you care?
Latin American bar and restaurant Cha Cha, which has outlets in Maida Vale and Mayfair is now bringing its concept to Notting Hill, but with a twist. They’ve paired up with vintage clothing store Sister Jane to entice diners to a multi-level, multi-experiential retail concept on the corner of Golborne Road. Apart from the shopping and ground-floor dining, there’s also a rooftop cocktail bar as well as a secret garden. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2020

 

Cord

In a nutshell: Fine-dining restaurant, café and cooking school
Where is it?
85 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AE
Why should you care?
Famed Parisian hospitality school Le Cordon Bleu, renowned for training chefs such as Julia Child, Mary Berry, and with more than 35 schools in as many different countries, is opening a restaurant in London to celebrate its 125th birthday. Cord by Le Cordon Bleu will not just be home to a fine-dining restaurant, but also a café, a cooking school and an events space. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2020

 

Claro

In a nutshell: Portuguese food in Soho
Where is it?
22 Bateman St, Soho, London W1D 3AN
Why should you care?
Leandro Carreira is back with a new restaurant, once again teaming up Bonnie Gull co-founder Alex Hunter. Claro in Soho is inspired by Portuguese tabernas. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2020

 

Camden Town Brewery

In a nutshell: Revamped Camden Town Brewery site
Where is it?
55-59 Wilkin Street Mews, Kentish Town, London NW5 3NN
Why should you care?
Celebrating a decade since they opened in 2010, Camden Town Brewery will re-open under the railway arches with a revamped space that houses not just their award-winning beers, but their first restaurant, an extended taproom and immersive brewery tours. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 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? Summer 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

 

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? Autumn 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? 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

 

Park Row

In a nutshell: Dining with Batman
Where is it?
77 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 9ZN
Why should you care?
Taking over the space where Mash restaurant was, this is a huge DC Comics experience - with a big lean towards Batman in particular. Expect a multi-room experience that's inspired by Gotham City. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2020

 

Il Borro

In a nutshell: High end Italian in Mayfair
Where is it?
15 Berkeley St, Mayfair, London W1J 8DY
Why should you care?
Il Borro is replacing Nobu Berkeley St and is apparently "inspired by the prestigious Il Borro Estate in Tuscany and will be "serving customers authentic Italian produce all day, sourced primarily from Il Borro’s renowned Tuscan estate in Italy." Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Late 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

D & D at The Pavilion

In a nutshell: Huge restaurant in the Olympic Park
Where is it?
Stratford, London 
Why should you care?
The latest restaurant from D&D is opening in a new landmark building in Stratford called The Pavilion, at the entrance to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and sustainability will be a big thing.. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020/2021

 

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? 2021

 

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? 2021

 

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