London restaurants opening soon

Want to have your finger on the pulse of what's new in the London restaurant scene? Enjoy keeping one step ahead of friends and colleagues on where's going to be the next must-try new place to eat?

This is where you'll find constantly updated news and gossip on what gastronomic delights are heading our way as we take you through the best new London restaurants coming to the capital.

Dates are subject to change (and some are "TBC" - if exact dates are waiting to be confirmed) but we update this page on a daily basis, so always check back for the latest info.

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Coming Soon list

Opening in February 2018

Which Wich

In a nutshell: Build your own sandwiches with this US chain
Where is it?
Central St Giles Piazza, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AB
Why should you care?
Another US chain is looking to make a splash in London with the arrival of Which Wich. It's a build your own sandwich place with all manner of options available to you. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 28 February 2018



Chokhi Dhani London

In a nutshell: Contemporary Indian food in Battersea
Where is it?
80 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
Why should you care?
A five-star luxury hotel makes the leap to London for its first overseas restaurant, with street food downstairs, upmarket dining upstairs, and lots of art - including a giant, 14ft bronze elephant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Passyunk Avenue

In a nutshell: Sandwiches, American-style
Where is it?
Riverside Walk, Battersea
Why should you care?
From humble beginnings as a Spitalfields food truck to a full blown sandwich restaurant and dive bar in Fitzrovia, Passyunk Avenue has arrived in its new bricks-and-mortar form to ply us with cheesesteaks, meatball sandwiches and scrapple - a type of pork meatloaf. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? End February 2018



Popina

In a nutshell: Market trader turns Mayfair cafe owner
Where is it?
83 Duke Street, London W1K 5PF
Why should you care?
Farmers' market stalwart Popina are moving into bricks and mortar with their first cafe and deli just south of Oxford Street. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Purezza

In a nutshell: Vegan pizza joint
Where is it?
43 Parkway, London NW1 7PN
Why should you care?
Brighton vegan pizza restaurant Purezza is expanding to London and opening its second restaurant in Camden. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Jidori

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

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Hero of Maida

In a nutshell: Gastropub roasts with a French influence
Where is it?
55 Shirland Rd, London W9 2JD
Why should you care?
It was a tragic day when The Truscott Arms was forced to close, and not just for lovers of its famous roasts. Now, the upmarket boozer is back to great fanfare (albeit with a new name), and not least of all because the former head chef of top Kensington French restaurant Racine, Henry Harris, is behind the menu. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



CHIK'N

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

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Chucs in Harrods

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

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Delamina

In a nutshell: Levantine spot on Marylebone Lane
Where is it?
56-58 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NX
Why should you care?
The couple who opened turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch are behind this new Eastern Mediterranean kitchen on Marylebone Lane and they've been inspired by their family heritage. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2018



Opening in March 2018

The Vurger Co

In a nutshell: Shoreditch-style vegan junk food.
Where is it?
Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, E1 6LD
Why should you care?
Burgers, mac’n’cheese and milkshakes, and not an animal product in sight as vegan junk food vendors The Vurger Co bring their plant-based approach to Shoreditch for their first permanent venue. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 12 March 2018



Authentique Epicerie & Bar

In a nutshell: Wine bar, grocery and shop for Kentish Town
Where is it?
114-116 Fortess Road, London NW5 5HL
Why should you care?
All-French team join forces to open this wine bar and deli on Fortess Road, which will also sell French food and serve as a wine store too. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 20 March 2018



Gizzi Erskine at Mare St Market

In a nutshell: Famed chef Gizzi settles down in Hackney.
Where is it?
115 Mare St, London E8 4RT
Why should you care?
After pop-ups, residencies, collaborations and much more, popular chef Gizzi Erskine is finally settling down with her own restaurant in the new Mare Street Market. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Mid March 2018



Cornerstone

In a nutshell: Seasonal dining in Hackney
Where is it?
61 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, London, E10 5GS
Why should you care?
Ex Outlaw's chef Tom Brown is going it alone in Hackney with his new restaurant Cornerstone. Expect a seasonal menu, plenty of seafood and counter dining too. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Bryn Williams at Somerset House

In a nutshell: Welsh food but not a Welsh restaurant
Where is it?
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Why should you care?
Odette's chef Bryn Williams is set to open a fruit and veg focused restaurant overlooking the river at Somerset House. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Banh Bao Brothers

In a nutshell: Vietnamese in Waterloo
Where is it?
20 Leake Street Tunnel, Unit 6, London SE17NN
Why should you care?
One of the first openings in the redeveloped Leake Street tunnels by Waterloo will be this Vietnamese restaurant and cocktail bar serving up noodles and Banh baos - their take on the traditional breakfast bun. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Street Feast Woolwich

In a nutshell: Fourth year-round site for Street Feast crowd
Where is it?
14 Plumstead Rd, Woolwich, London SE18
Why should you care?
Taking over the Plumstead Road Covered Market for two year prior to the area's redevelopment, the latest Street Feast market will feature 8 street food traders, three bars and seating for up to 300. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Kanada Ya Islington

In a nutshell: The third venue from the hugely popular ramen joint
Where is it?
35 Upper Street, London N1 0PN
Why should you care?
Fans of Kanada-Ya will already know the deal: big, soupy bowls of rich broth, served with springy noodles cooked to your preferred level of firmness, likely preceded by a lengthy, but worthwhile session spent queuing outside. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Swingers in the West End

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

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Ichiba

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

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Cinnamon Kitchen Battersea

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

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden

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

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



Bluebird White City

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

When can you try it for yourself? End March 2018



Mr White’s English Chophouse

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

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Stem

In a nutshell: Modern British in Mayfair
Where is it?
5 Princes Street, London W1B 2LF
Why should you care?
Mark Jarvis is expanding his modern British empire by opening a new Mayfair restaurant - the third in the group that also includes Anglo and Neo Bistro. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Tortilleria El Pastor

In a nutshell: Modern British in Mayfair
Where is it?
Tortilla factory and taco bar
Why should you care?
The team behind Borough's El Pastor are opening their own tortilla factor and taco bar down the road beside Maltby Street Market. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2018



Opening in April 2018

Neptune at the Principal

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

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Ekte Nordic Kitchen

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

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Din Tai Fung London

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

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Andrew Wong Bloomberg restaurant

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

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Vivi

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

When can you try it for yourself? April 2018



Also opening in 2018

Lina Stores - 51 Greek Street

In a nutshell: Soho deli opens own pasta restaurant
Where is it?
51 Greek Street, London W1D 4EH
Why should you care?
The original deli has been open for over 75 years in Soho, giving them plenty of time to get things right before opening this, their first restaurant.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Maison Bab

In a nutshell: Le Bab team take kebabs to the next level
Where is it?
Mercers Walk, Covent Garden
Why should you care?
Featuring a hidden away chef's table for 10, the new restaurant from the team behind Le Bab promises to be quite the experience. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



By Chloe. Tower Bridge

In a nutshell: Vegan US import goes south of the river
Where is it?
Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD
Why should you care?
The popular US vegan chain is following up its first opening in Covent Garden with it's second at One Tower Bridge. Expect vegan fast food aplenty.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



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? 2018



Slim Chickens

In a nutshell: US fast food chicken chain eyes up the UK
Where is it?
Address TBC
Why should you care?
From Fayetteville Arkansas a chicken tenders chain has decided that London is the next city it wants to conquer with its southern fried chicken. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Temper Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Pizza, meet fire and vermouth
Where is it?
Mercers Walk, Covent Garden, London
Why should you care?
Neil Rankin's temper restaurant once again reinvents itself, this time the fire-based chain will focus on pizzas with an extensive list of vermouths too. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Rök Soho

In a nutshell: Scandi smokehouse with a new healthy edge comes to Soho.
Where is it?
Soho - address TBC
Why should you care?
Rök - which literally means ‘smoked’ - are known for their meats and seafood, so we’re very curious to sample their new health-conscious menu for Soho, which is laden with home-pickled treats, plant-focused dishes and something called a drinking vinegar... Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



Bob Bob Cité

In a nutshell: "Press for Champagne" in the city
Where is it?
122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the people behind Bob Bob Ricard and it promises to be just as opulent, with plenty of booths, special private rooms and it even has a mini sushi restaurant inside. PLUS those "press for Champagne" buttons on every table. Plus it'll have Eric Chavot in charge of the food. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



Ruya

In a nutshell: Middle Eastern fine dining in Mayfair
Where is it?
The Grosvenor House Hotel, 86-90 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN
Why should you care?
Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Cora Pearl

In a nutshell: Kitty Fisher's team open a second restaurant
Where is it?
30 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8NA
Why should you care?
Following on the success of their Shepherd Market restaurant the team behind Kitty Fisher's have announced that their second restaurant will be on Covent Garden's Henrietta Street Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Brigadiers

In a nutshell: Barbecued Indian food from the Gymkhana folks
Where is it?
Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Street, London, EC4N 8BN
Why should you care?
Charred, smoked and grilled is the name of the game at Brigadiers, which will be cooking up all manner of kebabs, chops, tikka and feasting options for hungry City sorts at the Bloomberg Arcade, with a huge selection of beer to wash it all down. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Avobar

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

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



Gunpowder Market Market

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

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Brat

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

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2018



Scully

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

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



The Mediterranean Vintry Kitchen

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

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2018



Kricket White City

In a nutshell: Indian small plates go west 
Where is it?
Television Centre, 89 Wood Lane, W12 8FA
Why should you care?
They may have finished in Brixton but the people behind Soho's Kricket are going west to White City with their latest Indian small plates restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2018



Temakino

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

When can you try it for yourself? Mid 2018



Red Farm

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Hicce

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Caravan Fitzrovia

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

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2018



Sushisamba Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Asian fusion on the balcony
Where is it?
The Opera Terrace Covent Garden, The Piazza, London WC2E 8RF
Why should you care?
Sushisamba are taking over the Opera Terrace at Covent Garden- expect the same mix of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian food as the original (and a big bar too). Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Mamma Mia The Party

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Flat Iron King's Cross

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Wool Yard

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Quique Dacosta's InPaella

In a nutshell: Quique Dacosta does paella
Where is it?
116-128 Oxford Street, London W1D 1LT
Why should you care?
Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta is coming to the UK. With help from the people behind Iberica, this restaurant will have heaps of traditional paella to sample. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Mamarosa

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



Jamie Oliver's Pub

In a nutshell: As it says, Jamie Oliver is opening a pub.
Where is it?
The Fish & Coal Building, Granary Square
Why should you care?
This is Jamie Oliver's next big thing - a canalside pub in King's Cross. The pub will have a roof conservatory and outdoor roof terrace overlooking the Canal while upstairs will be a “creative centre” for the Jamie's empire and there will be a restaurant on the lower level arches. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2018



The Wellington Hotel

In a nutshell: Robert DeNiro's hosting.
Where is it?
Covent Garden
Why should you care?
Robert DeNiro is becoming a London hotelier, opening this big new hotel in Covent Garden. And it will have two restaurants alongside a deli/cafe. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019



Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Blacklock are looking to open a new site in Shoreditch, taking over the space that was Rivington Grill
  • New York's Eataly is coming to London.
  • Tom Sellers is apparently considering opening a new restaurant called 13.
  • Ollie Dabbous is planning a new restaurant in 2018.
  • The people behind The Dairy are looking for a central London site.
  • New York's NoMad hotel is coming to London.
  • Apparently Simon Parker-Bowles is getting ready to relaunch Greens.
  • Elizabeth Haigh, previously head chef at Pidgin, is opening her own place Shibui in 2018.
  • Russell Norman's Mishkin's is apparently making a comeback, this time coming to a space near Bank station.
  • When it opens, the Trellis skyscraper will have London's highest restaurant.
  • The Caprice group are planning a new restaurant on 8-10 North Audley Street.
  • Where stil waiting to hear what Fatty Crab has planned for London.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Richard Caring's Caprice Group has bought a huge space opposite Mayfair's Roka. Expect a new opening there soon.
  • Arbutus is moving to a new location.
  • Jose Pizarro is apparently opening another restaurant called Isabella, according to the Times.
  • Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, previously at Astrid Y Gaston, is looking to bring a new restaurant to London similar to Le Mar.
  • San Francisco's Tartine will be coming to London as soon as they find a location.
  • STK is said to be opening a second restaurant in Canary Wharf and another in the City.
  • Andre Balazs has more or less confirmed that, following the huge success of Chiltern Firehouse, he'll be opening a Standard Hotel in London.
  • Wolfgang Puck will be opening a second restaurant at the Sugar Quay development project.


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

 

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