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Upcoming London restaurants - hot new openings coming soon

The only list where you'll find news of ALL of the new London restaurants coming to the capital. The only list you'll ever need. We update this page all the time, so always check back for the latest info.

 

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Coming Soon list

January 2022

Boiler & Co

In a nutshell: Kerth Gumbs in Bankside
Where is it?
5 Canvey St, London SE1 9AN
Why should you care?
 New restaurant and bar Boiler and Co is heading to Bankside and has a very interesting chef heading up the menu - Kerth Gumbs. Last seen at Ormer Mayfair, he also made a big splash in the final of Great British menu. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 14 January 2022

 

V Honest

In a nutshell: Vegan burgers
Where is it?
17 Garrick Street, London WC2E 9BL
Why should you care?
After opening Honest Burger restaurants all over town, they're now looking to try something different with V Honest, their first fully vegan burger restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 20 January 2022

 

Din Tai Fung at Selfridges

In a nutshell: Dumplings in a store
Where is it?
4th Floor, 400 Oxford St, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care?
The next step from the Taiwanese powerhouse restaurant group is to open a restaurant right in the heart of Selfridges, where you can get some xiao long bao after your shopping. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 31 January 2022

 

Tonkotsu Finsbury Park

In a nutshell: New ramen joint
Where is it?
38A Wells Terrace, London N4 3FP
Why should you care?
As part of the new development around Finsbury Park station, there are all manner of restaurants, cafes and bars opening and the latest to throw their hat into the ring is Tonkotsu, with their signature Tonkotsu ramen and lots more on offer. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Late January 2022

 

Em Sherif at Harrods

In a nutshell: Middle East group comes to London
Where is it?
87–135 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
Middle East restaurant group Em Sherif is opening its first European outlet (both a deli and a restaurant) at Harrods. The original restaurants offer 30 courses - could we get the same here?  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Late January 2022

 

Flesh & Buns

In a nutshell: Steamed buns and meat in Kensington
Where is it?
1 Phillimore Gardens, London W8 7QB
Why should you care?
Flesh & Buns are heading west for their third restaurant, opening up their latest just off High Street Kensington. Taking over what was previously Sticky Fingers on Phillimore Gardens, the new site will be their biggest yet and will offer Flesh & Buns’ usual Japanese izakaya and Nikkei-inspired dishes, along with whisky, sake, and beers for the full experience. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2022

 

Walter's

In a nutshell: Oystermen in West Dulwich
Where is it?
84 Park Hall Road, Dulwich, London SE21 8BW
Why should you care?
 Rob Hampton and Matt Lovell, aka The Oystermen, are getting ready to open their next restaurant in West Dulwich. Heading up the kitchen is Head Chef Khalid Hassan and there will be a menu of British-inspired classics. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2022

 

Mezcalito

In a nutshell: Mexican in Newington Green
Where is it?
63 Newington Green Road, London N1 4QU
Why should you care?
 Popular in Chelsea, now Mexican restaurant and bar Mezcalito is heading to Newington Green. Food-wise, it'll be the same as the original - a mix of tacos, quesadillas, burritos and small plates. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2022

 

Dear Grace

In a nutshell: Pergola spin-off
Where is it?
195 Wood Lane, London W12 7FQ
Why should you care?
 Best known for their rooftop and alfresco spots, Pergola and The Prince, the Incipio team are heading to White City for their next opening, an all-day space that'll be open from breakfast onwards. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2022

 

Abandon Ship

In a nutshell: Scottish bar comes to London
Where is it?
63 Neal St, London WC2H 9PJ
Why should you care?
 Abandon Ship are pretty big in Scotland and now they're getting ready to launch in Covent Garden. Exepct rum-based cocktails as the main event, alongside Tennent's lager and tattie scones (as well as burgers and more). Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2022

 

February 2022

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? 7 February 2022

 

Vergine Maria

In a nutshell: Vegan pizza for Ealing
Where is it?
15 St Mary's Rd, Ealing, London W5 5RA
Why should you care?
Coming from the same team as London's top tier pizzeria Santa Maria, this new vegan pizzeria is great news for London's veggie crowd. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2022

 

Emilia's Crafted Pasta

In a nutshell: Fresh pasta in Canary Wharf
Where is it?
12 George Street, Wood Wharf, London E14 9QG
Why should you care?
Emilia's Crafted pasta gets ready to open its third restaurant, this time in the new Canary Wharf development Wood Wharf. Expect their much-loved fresh pasta dishes, new snacks, a bar with tabletop games and lots more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? February 2022

 

Itaku

In a nutshell: Italian/Japanese in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
110 Great Portland St, London W1W 6PQ
Why should you care?
 Celeb restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini (who also happens to be Cheryl Cole's ex), is gearing up to open his first London restaurant, mixing Italian and Japanese cuisines. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2022

 

Noci

In a nutshell: Pasta in Islington
Where is it?
4-6 Islington Green, London N1 2XA
Why should you care?
He had a big hit with his dishes at Bancone, before moving onto Tavolino, and now Louis Korovilas is opening an Italian pasta restaurant in Islington, with a combination of Italian street food and pasta dishes. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2022

 

Lahpet Covent Garden

In a nutshell: Burmese restaurant expands
Where is it?
21 Slingsby Pl, London WC2E 9AB
Why should you care?
They started life as a stall on Maltby Street before becoming a popular Shoreditch restaurant - and now Lahpet are heading to the centre of town for their biggest venture yet. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2022

 

One Hundred Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Shoreditch hotel
Where is it?
100 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 6JQ
Why should you care?
This new hotel is replacing what was the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch. Across the building, there will be six restaurants and bars (including a seafood restaurant and a Mr Lyan bar), so it'll be a big change for the area. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2022

 

March 2022

Apricity

In a nutshell: Chantelle Nicholson in Mayfair
Where is it?
68 Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JU
Why should you care?
Tredwells chef Chantelle Nicholson's Mayfair restaurant will continue the ethos of her recent Hackney pop-up "All's Well". That means it'll be a socially conscious restaurant first and foremost with sustainability at the heart. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2022

 

Friends of Ours

In a nutshell: The Aussie cafe comes to Wandsworth
Where is it?
Wandsworth - Ryeland Boulevard, Wandsworth, London SW18 1UN
Why should you care?
Antipodean-inspired East London brunch spot Friends of Ours has forged a reputation over the past few years for its amazing brunches. Now they're opening a second location. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2022

 

The Princess Royal

In a nutshell: Ben Tish in Notting Hill
Where is it?
47 Hereford Rd, London W2 5AH
Why should you care?
Ben Tish has been overhauling the food in Cubitt House pubs like The Coach Makers Arms in Marylebone but this is a brand new pub in the group. Returning to its original name, The Princess Royal will focus on seasonal fish and shellfish. 

 Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2022

 

April 2022

The Lucky Club Camden

In a nutshell: Cocktails & tacos on the terrace
Where is it?
North Stables Yard, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
Having made a name for themselves in the West End serving up cocktails and bao, the team behind The Lucky Club Mayfair are heading north for a roof terrace space. They'll specialise in Margaritas and Mezcal cocktails alongside a range of seasonal tacos. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? April 2022

 

Cavita

In a nutshell: A taste of Mexico in Marylebone
Where is it?
56 Wigmore St, Marylebone, London W1U 2RZ
Why should you care?
Mexican-born chef Adriana Cavita is taking inspiration from her family and childhood in Mexico with her first solo venture in London, complete with basement mezcaleria.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? April 2022

 

Stem & Glory

In a nutshell: The vegan restaurant expands
Where is it?
Broadgate Circle, 100 Liverpool St, London EC2M 2AU
Why should you care?
Stem & Glory, the plant-based restaurant in The City, moved pretty far afield for their second restaurant, opening in Cambridge. For their third vegan opening, however, they're back in the same territory as the original.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? April 2022

 

Cicchetti

In a nutshell: Knightbridge Italian
Where is it?
6 Hans Road, London SW3 1RX
Why should you care?
This is the third Cicchettis in London from the San Carlo group. As with their previous restaurants, it'll all centre around "contemporary Italian dining" with fresh pasta dishes, pizza, fish and meat-focused "carne" plates alongside a selection of fritti dishes. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? April 2022

 

Dumpling Shack & Sichuan Fry

In a nutshell: Dumplings and fried chicken
Where is it?
2 Westgate St, London E8 3RN
Why should you care?
Dumpling Shack are coming to London Fields in a two-for-one deal that gets you both a Dumpling Shack restaurant and their offshoot Sichuan Fry in one. Expect fried chicken upstairs and dumplings and noodles downstairs. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? April 2022

 

May 2022

Aragawa London

In a nutshell: Japanese beef import
Where is it?
38 Clarges Street, London W1J 7EN
Why should you care?
One of Tokyo's most prestigious restaurants, Aragawa is opening its first restaurant outside Japan. Billed as one of the world's most expensive restaurants, tt forged a reputation for doing one thing very well - their melt-in-the-mouth Kobe beef.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? April 2022

 

Also in 2022

Bunsik Embankment

In a nutshell: Korean corndogs Mk II
Where is it?
 19 Villiers St, London WC2N 6ND
Why should you care?
The Korean corn dog sensations are opening a second place. There will be plenty of dogs and ddukbokki to enjoy, they're also promising some new dishes on the menu. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2022

 

Cedric Grolet at The Berkeley

In a nutshell: Pastry genius arrives in Knightsbridge
Where is it?
 Wilton Pl, London SW1X 7RL
Why should you care?
With a reputation that precedes him, world-renowned pastry chef Cedric Grolet is heading to London, opening his first UK patisserie (and the first outside France) at The Berkeley in Knightsbridge. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2022

 

The Aubrey

In a nutshell: New Mandarin Oriental restaurant
Where is it?
 Mandarin Oriental, 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA
Why should you care?
This restaurant is replacing Bar Boulud at the Mandarin Oriental hotel. It will be "a fully immersive experience where art and design meets high-quality drinks and innovative dining". Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2022

 

Roji

In a nutshell: 10-seater Japanese restaurant
Where is it?
 56b South Molton Street, London W1K 5SH
Why should you care?
The people behind Mayfair’s Chisou and Great Portland Street’s Sushi Atelier are teaming up on this restaurant, an intimate 10-seater restaurant from husband-and-wife chefs Tamas Naszai and Tomoko Hasegawa. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2022

 

Bunsik Embankment

In a nutshell: Korean corndogs Mk II
Where is it?
 19 Villiers St, London WC2N 6ND
Why should you care?
Korean corn dog sensations are going to be opening a second restaurant. Expect plenty of dogs and ddukbokki to enjoy, and they're also promising some new dishes on the menu. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2022

 

Tatale

In a nutshell: Permanent home for African supperclub
Where is it?
66 Great Suffolk St, London SE1 0BL
Why should you care?
He's already been popping up around London with his supper clubs, but now chef Akwasi Brenya-Mensa is getting ready to open pan-African restaurant Tatale as a permanent restaurant, housed in The Africa Centre in Southwark. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2022

 

Brother Marcus

In a nutshell: Mediterranean in Borough
Where is it?
1 Dirty Lane, London SE1 9PA
Why should you care?
Brother Marcus are unveiling their third restaurant in Borough Yards, once again with a Mediterranean feel. They'll be adding something new, in the shape of a robata grill that will mean the Borough Yards location will have more grilled meat, fish and veg. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2022

 

Lisboeta

In a nutshell: Nuno Mendes in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
30 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NG
Why should you care?
Nuno Mendes, the man behind the groundbreaking Viajante, is opening a Portuguese restaurant, Lisboeta. As the name suggests, the restaurant will be a little slice of Lisbon transplanted to Fitzrovia. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2022

 

Flat Iron Waterloo

In a nutshell: Affordable steaks in Waterloo
Where is it?
41-45 The Cut, London SE1 8LF
Why should you care? T
his new opening will be their tenth London restaurant (and its opening also happens to coincide with their tenth anniversary). It'll follow the same lines as the nine previous Flat Irons - so, offering affordable steak cuts (mainly the titular flat iron/featherblade cut) and sides. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2022

 

Riding House Café

In a nutshell: Riding in Bloomsbury
Where is it?
Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1BS
Why should you care?
Another Riding House Cafe is on the way - this time to Bloomsbury. As with those before it, the new Riding House Cafe will be a modern brasserie and this one will find its home in the Brunswick Centre. They're aiming for a club-like feeling in Bloomsbury (no membership needed, of course). Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2022

 

Lina Stores Marylebone

In a nutshell: The popular Italian comes to Marylebone
Where is it?
13-15 Marylebone Lane Marylebone Village London W1U 2NE
Why should you care?
This Lina Stores will have an all-day restaurant with an open kitchen on the ground floor, as well as a full Italian deli. New to the menu there will be a new range of bigger sharing pasta dishes and secondi and they're also planning more dolci. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2022

 

Arcade Food Hall

In a nutshell: Next-level food court cuisine
Where is it?
103-105 New Oxford Street, London WC2H 8LH
Why should you care?
Hugely popular with central London’s shopping masses when it opened in July 2019, its welcome return is in a slightly new guise, thanks to JKS Restaurants (Gymkhana, Hoppers) who are masterminding the relaunch. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

Wolfox

In a nutshell: Tailor becomes wine bar
Where is it?
103-105 New Oxford Street, London WC2H 8LH
Why should you care?
It's been home to a tailors since the early 20th century and its distinctive frontage on the Strand is Grade II listed, but next year the historic Savoy Taylors Guild is going to switch from cutting cloth to serving food. The site's been taken over by Wolfox a coffee and restaurant group with places in Brighton and Leeds. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

The Ledbury

In a nutshell: A restaurant reborn
Where is it?
127 Ledbury Road, London W11 2AQ
Why should you care?
The Ledbury was one of the first casualties of the first lockdown back in 2020, with Brett Graham making a somewhat abrupt decision not to reopen. Ever since, however, there have been rumours of its reopening and now it seems like it's actually going to happen. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

AngloThai

In a nutshell: Thai pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
Central London, address TBC
Why should you care?
They've been popping up at various places across London, as well as pulling together a few great meal kits - now AngloThai are finally getting ready to launch their own restaurant in central London. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

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? 2022

 

Tattu

In a nutshell: Modern Chinese at Centre Point
Where is it?
The Now Building, Centre Point, London WC2H 8LH
Why should you care?
Tattu has already opened in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh - it's a Chinese-inspired restaurant with a focus on sharing dishes. This is their first London restaurant.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

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? 2022

 

Koko

In a nutshell: Legendary club returns
Where is it?
1A Camden High St, London NW1 7JE
Why should you care?
Following £70m being poured into the venue, where everyone from Prince to Amy Winehouse and Dave has played, the new look KOKO will not only have a brand new music space, in addition to its original stage and there will also be a members' bar and a pizzeria open to everyone. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

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? 2022

 

Muriel's Kitchen at The National Gallery

In a nutshell: Gallery food
Where is it?
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
Why should you care?
Run by Charlotte and Sam Miller, they'll be following a similar approach to José Pizarro at the RA, taking over all the food in the gallery, So they'll launch a new restaurant, a café and an espresso bar. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2022

 

Raffles London at The OWO

In a nutshell: New hotel in a classic building
Where is it?
Whitehall, London SW1A 2EU
Why should you care?
The Old War Office in Whitehall is becoming Raffles London at The OWO. It'll be very much a luxury affair, with 120 rooms and 85 "residencies" but even we admit to being taken aback by the number of places to eat and drink. The hotel is creating 11 new restaurants and bars! Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2022

 

Frantzen at Harrods

In a nutshell: Stockholm legend comes to London
Where is it?
87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care?
The legendary Björn Frantzén will open a restaurant in London. All we know right now is that it'll be "a state-of-the-art flagship restaurant in a prime location within the Knightsbridge store". Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Late 2022

 

Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • Alkbulan Dining Hall - a very promising food hall celebrating African cuisine. 
  • Richard Corrigan will be opening his next restaurant on a rooftop in Camden
  • The Loulou Group - the people behind Paris restaurants Loulou and Girafe are heading to London for their first UK opening.
  • Ikea - the furniture giant is coming to Oxford Circus and a cafe (with meatballs!) is planned
  • Chyna and Yau Grilling - Alan Yau is opening two restaurants at this huge Canary Wharf building - one of which he's billing as a "Chinese River Cafe". It's gone a bit quiet, though, so we're waiting to see if this is still on.
  • Porsche Hotel - yes, that's right, the people behind the sports cars are getting into the hotel business
  • The Sky Bar is a new rooftop restaurant at The Trocadero from the people behind Hakkasan.
  • Richard Caring is getting ready to open a huge new restaurant on Mount Street
  • Mister Nice - this upmarket French restaurant is coming to Mayfair
  • Passyunk Avenue is hoping to launch a huge new dive bar (with Cheesesteaks) in Waterloo.
  • Azura - This Camden restaurant aims to bring "the taste of Mykonos, Santorini, Bodrum and Alacati to London".
  • Admiralty Arch is getting a hotel and restaurant with an enviable view of Buckingham Palace.
  • Toca Social - an interactive football bar is coming to the O2.
  • The Chancery Rosewood is the new hotel taking over from the US Embassy on Grosvenor Square.
  • Amethyst - This should be chef Carlo Scotto's (ex-Xier) return to the kitchen
  • Shan Shui - They're a big hit in Bicester Village and now have their sights on
  • Someday Canteen and Bar and The Night Owl are two new bars for Finsbury Park
  • Dubai restaurant La Serre is coming to London
  • Som Saa have crowdfunded for a new restaurant.
  • The site that used to be the original Wild Honey might be a dim-sum restaurant from the people behind Goodman and Burger and Lobster.
  • Violet Bakery are opening a new wine bar, probably in 2021.
  • Praise be - huge Irish fast-food chain Supermac's is planning to come to London.
  • Corbin and King will be opening a restaurant in Notting Hill in 2021.
  • London's getting a new high-rise that could host the city's highest restaurant.
  • According to an interview with Richard Caring, Sexy Fish could be expanding with Sexy Dragon and Sexy Elephant.
  • Looking for the next Coal Drops Yards? It could be Borough Yards.
  • The Wagyumafia are bringing their VERY expensive sandwiches to London - with both a sandwich shop and a butcher's kitchen.
  • The famed Gary Usher could finally be opening in London.
  • When it opens, the Trellis skyscraper will have a high-rise restaurant.
  • Mamarosa - The Barcelona beach restaurant Mamarosa was due to migrate to the new Shoreditch Village space. TBC if that's still happening.
  • Din Tai Fung are supposed to be coming to Centre Point but it's taking them a very long time if they are.
  • Caviar Kaspia - after an absence of many years, Caviar Kaspia has been long rumoured to be bringing back its luxury menu to London's Mayfair.
  • Roast Kitchen - planned to be a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade.
  • The Market - 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.
  • Cord - Supposedly, famed Parisian hospitality school Le Cordon Bleu is opening a restaurant (but they've gone a bit quiet on this)
  • H.O.M.E - Jason Atherton is rumoured to be opening a much smaller restaurant than usual. This one will be a 16-seater, tight next door to Pollen Street Social.

 

 

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