New London restaurants

We keep a running list of all the new London restaurants that have opened over the past year, handily broken down month-by-month so you can see just when they opened.

 


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Opened in December 2019

Yori

In a nutshell: Korean barbecue in Covent Garden
Where is it?
15 Catherine St, London WC2B 5JZ
Why should you care?
It’s farewell to the Covent Garden outlet of Jidori and in its place is the third branch of Korean barbecue restaurant Yori. 

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The Melusine

In a nutshell: Seafood in St Katharine Docks
Where is it?
Unit K, Ivory House, East Smithfield, St. Katherine Docks, London E1W 1AT
Why should you care?
This seafood restaurant in the docks is all about serving up sustainably caught seafood from around the British Isles. There'll be ever-changing sharing plates as well as grilled, poached or fried whole fish on the menu. (Soft launch to 8 December)

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Old Chang Kee

In a nutshell: Curry puffs in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
56 Goodge St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4NB
Why should you care?
After success in Covent Garden, a new Old Chang Kee is opening up in Fitzrovia. It's bigger than the original and all the much-loved curry puffs will be there. 

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Black Bear Burger

In a nutshell: Street food burger duo land in Brixton for a permanent spot
Where is it?
11-13 Market Row, London SW9 8LB
Why should you care?
They've been slowly growing a loyal fan base for their grass-fed and dry aged beef burgers - now the duo behind Black Bear Burger are opening a permanent spot in Brixton Village. (Soft launch to 8 December)

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400 Rabbits at The Lido

In a nutshell: South London pizzeria takes over swimming pool restaurant 
Where is it?
Brockwell Lido, Brockwell Park, Dulwich Rd, London SE24 0PA
Why should you care?
Popular South London pizzeria 400 Hundred Rabbits has taken on the art deco cafe at Brockwell Lido and they're starting with a strong brunch menu. 

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Other Side Fried

In a nutshell: Fried chicken in Brixton
Where is it?
Unit 14, Atlantic Road, London SW9 8HX
Why should you care?
They started serving up fried chicken in Brixton five years ago and now Other Side Fried are back with a permanent restaurant under the arches. 

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Barboun

In a nutshell: Levantine in Shoreditch
Where is it?
61-67 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3HU
Why should you care?
The people behind Hovarda in Soho are opening a new restaurant in Shoreditch that's all about Levantine cooking over fire. It'll have a deli onsite too.

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Prairie Fire

In a nutshell: First permanent London restaurant for the Kansas City style pit masters
Where is it?
Arch 88-89, Wood Lane Arches, London W12 7LH
Why should you care?
The first restaurant to open up in the new Wood Lane railway arches development by White City, Prairie Fire are bringing their low and slow ethos of barbecued foods to West Londoners. 

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Wild Tavern

In a nutshell: Feasting Italian spot from the folk behind Goodmans and Beast
Where is it?
2 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NS
Why should you care?
Chelsea folk are about to get a new neighbourhood spot with a distinct Mediterranean focus from the same group that gave us Goodmans, Beast and Burger & Lobster. 

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Opened in November 2019

Paradise

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan in Soho
Where is it?
61 Rupert St, Soho, London W1D 7PW
Why should you care?
A brand new Sri Lankan restaurant is coming to Soho with Paradise, taking over the space from Spuntino. Expect British and Sri Lankan ingredients in a menu that's inspired by the owner's childhood trips to Sri Lanka. 

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Cafe Murano Bermondsey

In a nutshell: A third location for Cafe Murano
Where is it?
184 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
Why should you care?
Bermondsey is the next location for Angela Hartnett's Murano spinoff, with classic Italian dishes and cocktails on the menu. 

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Lucky and Joy

In a nutshell: Chinese-inspired pop-up goes permanent,
Where is it?
95 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0NP
Why should you care?
After pop-ups and residencies across town, Lucky and Joy are settling down in Clapton. Expect the usual Chinese-inspired food and drink in a restaurant with a kitsch feel. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 26 November 2019

 

Butcher and the Farmer

In a nutshell: An Australian restaurant from two TV cooking show winners lands in London
Where is it?
Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Why should you care?
Steve Flood and Will Stewart's restaurant is coming from Australia, all the way to the O2. The restaurant is a ‘farm-to-table’ concept and will be focused on sharing dishes. 

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Brother Marcus Spitalfields

In a nutshell: Eastern-Med in Spitalfields
Where is it?
2 Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London E1 6DW
Why should you care?
They've already had success with their restaurants in Balham and Islington and now Brother Marcus are heading to the City with their largest restaurant yet. Expect a similar Eastern-med approach to the cooking with some new dishes on the menu. 

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Moto

In a nutshell: Japanese bar in Covent Garden
Where is it?
7 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
Why should you care? Moto will be focusing strongly around sake and other Japanese spirits, aiming to bring lesser-known varieties to London - all paired with bar snacks too. 

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Manteca

In a nutshell: Hit residency goes permanent
Where is it?
58 Great Marlborough Street, Soho W1F 7JY
Why should you care?
After winning plaudits galore with their 10 Heddon Street residency, Chris Leach and David Carter are back with a permanent restaurant, Manteca. Expect a combination of nose to tail eating with some amazing pasta dishes. 

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Mr Ji

In a nutshell: Taiwanese fried chicken pop-up settles down in Soho
Where is it?
Old Compton St, London
Why should you care?
Inspired by trips to Taipei, Mr Ji's founder is now hoping to bring all the delights of the night time Taiwanese fried chicken scene to Soho's Old Compton Street. 

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Stoney Street

In a nutshell: 26 Grains comes to Borough Market
Where is it?
2-3 Stoney Street, London SE1 9AA
Why should you care?
They made their name with porridge, but the team behind 26 Grains has a much more varied menu at its Borough Market opening, Stoney Street. There is a seasonal menu that adapts from breakfast through to dinner and a handy hatch too. 

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Dandy Cafe and Restaurant

In a nutshell: Third time lucky for seasonal restaurant
Where is it?
Bermondsey Arch 4 Discovery Estate, St James's Rd, London SE16 4RA
Why should you care?
Dandy Cafe is back! Now Dandy Cafe and restaurant, they've opened following a successful crowdfunding campaign with a new permanent place on Maltby Street. And they have their own brewery too... 

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Roma

In a nutshell: Bargain pizza for Brick Lane
Where is it?
224 Brick lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care?
The Made of Dough crowd are behind this new pizzeria on Brick Lane serving up thin Roman-style pizzas for just a fiver. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 21 November 2019

 

Locket's

In a nutshell: Wiltons does a wine bar
Where is it?
23-27 St James's St, St. James's, London SW1A 1HA
Why should you care? It's been 70 years since the Wiltons group has opened a new restaurant - but they've launched something brand new in St James. Locket's is a brand new cafe and wine bar in the old "Economist Plaza" now redeveloped and renamed Smithson Plaza. 

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Baccalà

In a nutshell: Italian seafood and wine for Bermondsey
Where is it?
Unit B3, 194-204 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
Why should you care?
Two Italian friends are behind this new seafood restaurant and wine bar on Bermonsey Street where the Italian wine selection is every bit as important as the fresh and raw fish being served up.

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Bread Ahead Wembley

In a nutshell: Bakery, restaurant. school and doughnuts in Wembley.
Where is it?
Olympic Way, London, HA9 0FU
Why should you care?
Bread Ahead have opened a huge new location in Wembley. Their new place has a huge all-day restaurant, bakery and school. And yes, you will be able to get their doughnuts there too...

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Peckham Cellars

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood kitchen, wine bar and shop
Where is it?
125 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2ND
Why should you care?
Three Peckham locals are behind this new opening which hopes to be a cool place to drop in and enjoy wine and food. 

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The Ivy Asia

In a nutshell: The Ivy does Asian food
Where is it?
20 New Change Passage, London, EC4M 9AG
Why should you care?
The latest Ivy has opened in the impressive space that once held Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa. This time they've launched an Ivy with an Asian-influenced menu. 

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Borough Market Kitchen

In a nutshell: New communal dining space and traders at Borough Market
Where is it?
Borough Market, 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
Why should you care?
Up to 25 food traders feature in a new communal dining space, The Borough Market Kitchen, which acts as an open-air food court for Borough Market. . 

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Chucs Belgravia

In a nutshell: Chucs’ fifth site in London will be its flagship in Belgravia.
Where is it?
25 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, SW1W 9NP
Why should you care? The Chucs Restaurant & Cafe collection, specialising in modern European cuisine, has opened its fifth site in Belgravia (its largest), which is also its flagship store. 

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IT Ibiza

In a nutshell: Ibiza comes to Mayfair
Where is it?
28-29 Dover Street, London W1S 4LX
Why should you care?
Dinner, aperitivo, art and Balearic DJs arrive on the ever-changing Mayfair restaurant scene from Ibiza.

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Market Hall West End

In a nutshell: Food Court replaces BHS
Where is it?
9 Holles Street, London, W1G 0BN
Why should you care?
The march of the food court continues with the latest Market Hall arriving just off Oxford Street. A huge site, this features 11 food traders, 4 bars and a roof terrace too.

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Lina Stores King's Cross

In a nutshell: Pasta legend arrives at King's Cross
Where is it?
20-21 Stable Street, King’s Cross N1C 4DR
Why should you care? As the original Soho deli marks 75 years in London, Lina Stores has opened a new pasta restaurant and deli in King's Cross. Their largest yet, expect some of their best pasta dishes plus a lot of new additions too. 

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Ugly Butterfly

In a nutshell: Adam Handling's no waste restaurant
Where is it?
55 King’s Road, London SW3 4ND
Why should you care? Adam Handling has been a supporter of no waste efforts for a while now, and Ugly Butterfly sees him opening a fully no-waste restaurant. It takes some of the non-used products from nearby Adam Handling Chelsea and creates an entirely new restaurant and menu from them.

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Silo

In a nutshell: Zero-waste pioneer opens in London
Where is it?
The White Building, Unit 7, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN
Why should you care?
One of the pioneers of the zero-waste Douglas McMaster has moved his Silo restaurant from Brighton to the first floor of the CRATE Brewery White Building. He's put that zero-waste ethos into everything in the new restaurant with an ever-changing menu. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 13 November 2019

 

Singapulah & Arôme

In a nutshell: Bakery by day (Arôme) and restaurant by night (Singapulah)
Where is it?
15 Frith Street, London W1D 4RF
Why should you care?
Soho has a new restaurant and bakery concept on Frith Street – Singapulah & Arôme – which they're claiming to be the UK’s only dedicated Singaporean site. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 13 November 2019

 

Madera at Treehouse London

In a nutshell: Rooftop Mexican with an amazing view over London
Where is it?
Langham Place, Regent Street, London W1B 2QS
Why should you care? Taking over the old Saint George's Hotel by the BBC's Broadcasting House, on Langham Place is the American Treehouse hotel group and they've brought in the high-end Mexican restaurant group Toca Madera to run the rooftop restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 14 November 2019

 

Ivy Victoria

In a nutshell: Caprice Holdings expand to Victoria
Where is it?
66 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ
Why should you care?
The Ivy Collection's latest addition to its 36-strong restaurant emporium is a 292-seater restaurant and bar called The Ivy Victoria. 

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Mercato Mayfair

In a nutshell: Food, cocktails, restaurants and more in Mayfair
Where is it?
13A N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZA
Why should you care?
If you're a fan of Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant and Castle, you'll be very pleased indeed to learn that they've opened a second market - Mercato Mayfair. 

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Folie

In a nutshell: Med food and cocktails on Golden Square
Where is it?
37 Golden Square, Soho, London W1F 9LB
Why should you care? This restaurant on Golden Square is looking to the Riviera and the Mediterranean for its influences and will have a design created by the people behind the look of Chiltern Firehouse. 

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Chick n Sours Spitalfields

In a nutshell: Chick ‘n’ Sours comes to Spitalfields with a new menu
Where is it?
14 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
Why should you care?
Quirky fried-chicken outlet with a cult following, Chick ‘n’ Sours has opened a fourth site. The 50-cover location in Spitalfields also features a new menu with plant-based offerings and a take-away option.

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Volta do Mar

In a nutshell: Portuguese food and wine for Covent Garden
Where is it?
13-15 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PS
Why should you care?
The ex-Salt Yard Group founder returns to the fray with a Portuguese restaurant that'll start with custard tarts in the morning and move through to larger dishes in the evening. 

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Mthr

In a nutshell: High rise co-dining in Canary Wharf
Where is it?
20 Crossharbour Plaza, London E14 9YF
Why should you care?
This Canary Wharf restaurant is on the 20th Floor of The Collective Canary Wharf, a huge "co-living" space. Open to everyone, they're aiming for an at-home vibe. 

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Daffodil Mulligan

In a nutshell: Richard Corrigan at Old Street.
Where is it?
70-74 City Rd, Old Street, London EC1Y 2BJ
Why should you care?
Richard Corrigan had taken over the lease of the Irish restaurant Nuala, together with John Nugent for the endeavour, a fellow Irishman who founded Kings Place over in King's Cross.

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Amazonico

In a nutshell: Rainforest restaurant via Madrid
Where is it? Berkeley Square House, 4-19 Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR
Why should you care?
Amazonico is best described as a luxe rainforest-themed restaurant - with a menu that takes in European, Asian and South American cuisines. It's been a big hit in Madrid and is now opening in London. 

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Cahoots Ticket Hall and Control Room

In a nutshell: 1940s themed cafe and bar
Where is it?
5 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5PF
Why should you care?
They already have a hidden 1940s immersive cocktail bar in a tube carriage - now Cahoots is about to grow. They're opening up two new spaces in Soho, keeping the 1940s theme - with a ground floor cafe and a hidden cocktail bar below. 

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Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen

In a nutshell: BBQ Dreamz permanent Bethnal Green home
Where is it?
460 Hackney Rd, Bethnal Green, London E2 9EG
Why should you care?
They started as street food, won TV's Million Pound Menu, popped up all over London and now BBQ Dreamz are settling down in Bethnal Green. This restaurant will bring together the best of their Filipino dishes a well as a very special Sunday feast. 

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SO|LA

In a nutshell: Rambla becomes SO|LA
Where is it?
64 Dean Street, London W1D 4QQ
Why should you care? Rambla is no more - SO|LA is rising from its ashes. Victor Garvey replaced his Soho restaurant with a brand new place focusing on West Coast USA cuisine. (Soft launch to 7 November)

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Epic Pies

In a nutshell: British patisserie specialising in - you guessed it - pies.
Where is it?
53-55 Carter Lane, London EC4V 5EF
Why should you care?
From street food to permanent digs, a mother/son duo are opening up this 'Britisserie' by St Paul's Cathedral, where pies are the main star but you can also get a Brunch Wellington at the weekend.

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Sussex

In a nutshell: The Gladwins come to Soho
Where is it?
63-64 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JW
Why should you care?
They have success with The Shed, Rabbit and Nutbourne and now The Gladwin Brothers hasve opened their fourth restaurant, Sussex, in the space that used to be Arbutus.

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Sam's Riverside

In a nutshell: Thameside restaurant in the new Riverside Studios development
Where is it?
101 Queen Caroline Street, London W6 9BN
Why should you care?
West London restaurateur Sam Harrison is back with a destination riverfront restaurant by Hammersmith Bridge which is part of the multimillion Riverside Studios redevelopment.

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Nami

In a nutshell: Nobu does street food
Where is it?
10-50 Willow St, Hackney, London EC2A 4BH
Why should you care?
The bar at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch has been converted to Nami, a new "supper bar" that combines their cocktails with Japanese street food.

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14 Hills

In a nutshell: High rise dining in the City
Where is it?
120 Fenchurch St, London EC3M 5BA
Why should you care?
The prolific D&D restaurant group (who own Blueprint Cafe, German Gymnasium, Quaglinos and more) are back with their next opening. The restaurant is near the top of a big new building on Fenchurch St. (See our reader offer)

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Le Deli Robuchon and Le Comptoir Robuchon

In a nutshell: Joel Robuchon's Legacy
Where is it?
6 Clarges Street, London W1J 8AE (with the Deli entrance on Bolton Street). 
Why should you care? Following the death of Joël Robuchon, his famed London restaurant L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon also shut its doors this year. Now it's back in Mayfair - and it's launching with two distinct parts. 

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The Laundry

In a nutshell: This new bistro and bar hopes to clean up on Coldharbour Lane
Where is it?
374 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, SW9 8PL
Why should you care? Taking over an Iconic building in Brixton is local entrepreneur Melanie Brown who also runs the New Zealand Wine Cellar in Pop Brixton. Brown has turned the old laundry into a two-floored all-day restaurant and bar. 

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Simplicity Burger

In a nutshell: Neil Rankin brings plant-based burgers to East London
Where is it?
202 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care? Acclaimed chef Neil Rankin has spent eight months working on the secret ingredients for a unique plant-based burger, features on the menu at his new environmentally-friendly restaurant, Simplicity Burger on Brick Lane. 

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Opened in October 2019

Oren

In a nutshell: Med food residency goes permanent
Where is it?
89 Shacklewell Ln, Dalston, London E8 2EB
Why should you care?
After multiple residencies across town, Oded Oren has opened his own restaurant in Dalston. Expect Mediterranean food with a touch of Tel Aviv. 

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Trivet

In a nutshell: Ex Fat Duck chef and sommelier go it alone
Where is it?
London Bridge, 36 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London SE1 3SU
Why should you care? Taking over the ex-Londrino space is Trivet from Jonny Lake, most recently Executive Head Chef of the Heston group (he was Head Chef of the Fat Duck before). He's teamed up with another Fat Duck Alumni, Master Sommelier Isa Bal. 

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SW7 restaurant

In a nutshell: British cuisine meets the Med.
Where is it?
61 Gloucester Road, South Kensington, London SW7 4PE
Why should you care? SW7 restaurant features Madrid chef Javier Rodrigo Alviz, opening at the Hotel London Kensington. At this new brasserie and bar in South Kensington, expect a fusion of Mediterranean and classic British cuisine. 

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The Boulevard Theatre restaurant

In a nutshell: Brand new London theatre gets a restaurant and bar too. 
Where is it?
6 Walker's Ct, Soho, London W1F, UK
Why should you care?
The Boulevard Theatre looks like being a very exciting addition to Soho - and it's brought with it a brand new art-deco style restaurant and bar too. 

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No.35 Mackenzie Walk

In a nutshell: An all day bar and restaurant with a waterside location
Where is it?
29-35 Mackenzie Walk, Canary Wharf, E14 4PH
Why should you care?
This is the eighth bar from Darwin and Wallace and offers food from breakfast until dinner, as well as cocktails, coffee and beers. 

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Plu

In a nutshell: Modern French dining in St John's Wood
Where is it?
12 Blenheim Terrace, London NW8 0EB
Why should you care?
Headed up by Elliot Moss, Plu in St John's Wood offers a single tasting menu every night using Modern French fine dining techniques. 

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Sabroso

In a nutshell: Gabriel and Jose-Luis Gonzalez are bringing Venezuelan food to West London
Where is it?
The Balcony, Westfield Shopping Centre London, W12 7GE
Why should you care?
It's all about the arepa at this new South American dining spot opening up at Westfield London shopping centre. 

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Tonkotsu Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Ramen and dumplings in Shoreditch
Where is it?
New Inn Yard, 1 Anning Street, London, E1 6HU
Why should you care? Tonkotsu really are becoming London's chief ramen joint with this, their eleventh opening in town. Expect the usual ramen (and a signature Shoreditch option) as well as gyoza and lots more. 

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Draughts

In a nutshell: Board game cafe in Dalston
Where is it?
41 Kingsland High Street London, E8 2JS
Why should you care?
Where once Eastenders slopped liquor over pies and mushy peas, you'll now be more likely to find folks quibbling over mortgaging Mayfair on Monopoly or ordering an Espresso Martini to sip while contemplating their next move in Kerplunk. 

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Naifs

In a nutshell: Vegan food in Peckham
Where is it?
56 Goldsmith Rd, Peckham, London SE15 5TF
Why should you care? New restaurant Naïfs is a large bistro-style vegan restaurant for Peckham and it comes from an ex Vanilla Black chef. 

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Wilder

In a nutshell: Boundary London's basement restaurant gets a transformation
Where is it?
2-4 Boundary St, London E2 7DD
Why should you care?
Sir Terence Conran has teamed up with an experienced chef to transform the fortunes of the lower ground restaurant at the Boundary London, reopening as Wilder. 

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Legare

In a nutshell: A neighbourhood Italian in Shad Thames
Where is it?
Cardamom Building, 31G Shad Thames, London SE1 2YB
Why should you care? An ex-Trullo chef joins an ex-Barrafina GM for Legare, offering seasonal Italian pasta and natural wines.

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Ozone Bethnal Green

In a nutshell: A second site for the popular Kiwi coffee roasters
Where is it?
8 Pritchard’s Road, London, E2 9AP
Why should you care?
Coffee roasters Ozone have opened an all day hangout in Bethnal Green with coffee, Antipodean dishes, and cocktails. 

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Kolamba

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan home cooking comes to Soho
Where is it?
21 Kingly Street, Soho, London W1B 5QA
Why should you care?
Sri Lankan family recipes bring the rustic side of the island’s cuisine to a contemporary space in Soho.

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Copper Chimney

In a nutshell: Big Indian restaurant opens in the UK for the first time
Where is it?
Southern Terrace, Westfield London, Ariel Way, White City, London W12 7GA
Why should you care? Copper Chimney have several popular restaurants in India and this is their first in the UK - opening at Westfield London in White City. Expect all of the dishes that have been popular in India, all cooked with the same techniques from the very first Copper Chimney in 1972.

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Tapas Revolution Westfield Stratford

In a nutshell: Tapas and shopping
Where is it? Chestnut Plaza, Westfield Stratford City, E20 1GL
Why should you care?
Omar Allibhoy is back in East London with the latest Tapas Revolution. This time around, there is a lot of paella on the menu - and "Press for Cava" buttons. 

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Lyon’s Seafood & Wine Bar

In a nutshell: Oysters and all manner of sustainable seafood for Crouch End
Where is it?
1 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8TE
Why should you care?
A restaurant team with tonnes of experience are behind this sustainable seafood restaurant and wine bar in the heart of Crouch End. 

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Decimo

In a nutshell: The Standard's flagship restaurant.
Where is it?
10 Argyle St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EG
Why should you care?
Decimo is the restaurant that's taken over the impressive space at the top of The Standard hotel in King's Cross. It's run by Peter Sanchez-Iglesias who has two Michelin-starred restaurants in Bristol and it has one hell of a view. 

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Slapfish

In a nutshell: US fast-seafood comes to the UK
Where is it?
11 Kentish Town Road London NW1 8NH
Why should you care?
A US seafood chain - founded by an award-winning food truck chef from Orange County, California - has landed on the shores of Camden. The company is all about serving up sustainable seafood - their mantra is "Choose the dish, not the fish.” 

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Flat Iron X The Winemakers Club

In a nutshell: Wine + steak in The City
Where is it? 19 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JA 
Why should you care?
The next restaurant from steak masters Flat Iron is something of a departure. They're concentrating on bavette steak - and pairing that with a huge range of wines by the magnum. 

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Sticks n Sushi Soho

In a nutshell: Sushi and yakitori in Soho
Where is it? 40 Beak Street, Soho, London W1F 9RQ
Why should you care?
Sticks n Sushi been a growing success story in London with six restaurants here - and here comes their seventh, right in the heart of Soho. Expect the usual huge range of yakitori, sushi plates and more. 

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Unity Diner

In a nutshell: Vegan diner makes it big in Spitalfields
Where is it? 60 Wentworth St, Spitalfields, London E1 7TF
Why should you care?
Vegan activist Earthling Ed's Unity Diner is moving on to bigger things - leaving the original Hoxton Market premises for a larger site in Spitlafields. But the full plant-based menu is the same. 

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Arma

In a nutshell: Shawarma in Soho
Where is it? 33 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 4PW
Why should you care?
Proper Middle-Eastern-inspired shawarma arrives in Soho thanks to this new restaurant.

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The Hunter's Moon

In a nutshell: A new pub for South Ken.
Where is it?
86 Fulham Road, South Kensington, London SW3 6HR
Why should you care?
The Hunter's Moon is the first for a new pub group. They've also brought in a Glasshouse/Chez Bruce vet to look after the menus in all their pubs and there's an ex The Coach chef in the kitchen.

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atis

In a nutshell: Booze-free space plus salads & bowls
Where is it?
Unit 3, The Atlas Building, 145 City Road, London EC1V 1AZ
Why should you care?
atis is serving up salad bowls, juices and more in the ground floor of the newly-opened Atlas Building on City Road. 

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Opened in September 2019

Wingstop Dalston

In a nutshell: Texan chicken wing chain heads to East London
Where is it?
12 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2JP
Why should you care?
East London chicken wing fans are in for a treat as the US giant Wingstop picks Dalston's Kingsland High Street for its second location in London.

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Sweet Chick

In a nutshell: Rapper-endorsed fried chicken for London
Where is it?
8 Market Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8AG
Why should you care?
The Brooklyn chicken and waffles group backed by top rapper Nas is heading for London with their new American comfort food. 

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Fafa's

In a nutshell: Street food via Helsinki
Where is it?
Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, London WC2H
Why should you care?
Fafa's is a Finnish success story having started out as a street food vendor - and now with 39 outlets across Finland and beyond. This is their first time in London, where they'll be bringing their filled pitas to Covent Garden. 

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Church Road

In a nutshell: Modern British neighbourhood spot for Barnes
Where is it?
94 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 0DQ
Why should you care?
Rebecca Mascarenhas and Phil Howard's Sonny's gets a new name, look and team. And the menu at this neighbourhood Barnes spot sounds very good indeed. 

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Mama Fuego

In a nutshell: Australia meets Argentina in North Greenwich station
Where is it?
North Greenwich Station, 5 Millennium Way, North Greenwich, London SE10 0PH
Why should you care?
North Greenwich has a new dining and drinking emporium, mixing Aussie coffee know-how with South American food inspiration.

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Arabica KX

In a nutshell: Borough's Levantine favourite expand to King's Cross
Where is it?
7 Lewis Cubitt Walk, London, N1C 4DT
Why should you care?
This new all day restaurant has opened up right next to the Aga Khan Centre in King's Cross and they're promising very special hummus, the best halal steaks and more. (soft launch to 29 September)

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Yardarm

In a nutshell: Leyton deli opens its own restaurant
Where is it?
238 Francis Road, Leyton, London E10 6NQ
Why should you care?
Following a few years of popups and residencies, Leyton wine bar and deli Yardarm is now making its restaurant space a permanent spot and keeping it in the family when it comes to the chef. 

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Kiss the Hippo Fitzrovia

In a nutshell: A second outpost for the coffee roasters and cafe.
Where is it?
51 Margaret St, London W1W 8SG
Why should you care?
Opening their second cafe (after Richmond) Kiss the Hippo offers sustainably sourced coffee as well as breakfast, lunch, and pastries. 

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Farmer J Finsbury

In a nutshell: Tray-based food
Where is it?
1 Finsbury Avenue Square, EC2M 2PA.
Why should you care?
This is the fourth Farmer J in London as they serve up healthy breakfast and lunchtime snacks in their signature "fieldtrays".

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Yard Sale Pizza Hackney Road

In a nutshell: Popular pizzas come to Hackney Road
Where is it?
184 Hackney Road, London E2 7QL
Why should you care?
With pizza restaurants in Finsbury Park, Clapton, Walthamstow and Leyton - it's now time for Hackney Road to join the Yard sale Gang. And there are some new calzones on the menu. (Soft launch to 28 September)

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Vardo

In a nutshell: A new Chelsea restaurant from the Caravan team
Where is it?
9 Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
Why should you care? The new opening from the people behind Caravan is in an impressive new building in Chelsea and serves a globally influenced menu with UK ingredients. 

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Linnaean

In a nutshell: Lifestyle store cafe in Nine Elms
Where is it?
2 New Union Square, Embassy Gardens, London SW11 7AX
Why should you care?
The Embassy Gardens development is getting a new all day restaurant as part of this lifestyle store opening.

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Calici

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood Italian restaurant and wine bar takes over from XO
Where is it?
29 Belsize Lane, Belsize Village, London NW3 5AS
Why should you care?
New to Belsize Lane is Calici - a neighbourhood Italian restaurant with wine bar, serving up regional, modern dishes, making their own pasta, and going big on Italian wine.

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Tonkotsu Peckham

In a nutshell: Ramen in Peckham
Where is it?
133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
Why should you care?
This is the eleventh Tonkotsu in London as they bring their ramen and dumplings to Peckham.

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Seabird

In a nutshell: High-rise seafood in Southwark
Where is it?
14th Floor, 40 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London SE1 8PB
Why should you care?
The newest Hoxton hotel is bringing with it a seafood restaurant with an impressive view across London. And they've brought in the people behind top Brooklyn restaurant Maison Premiere to run it.

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Crudo

In a nutshell: Ceviche to go in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
35 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EA
Why should you care?
If raw food bowls are your thing, but you're after something a bit punchier - then this new South American and Latin American inspired grab and go joint will be right up your street.

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Megan's

In a nutshell: Dog-friendly cafe in Wimbledon
Where is it?
86 High Street, Wimbledon, London SW19 5EG
Why should you care? The march of Megan's continues as they get ready to open their next cafe in Wimbledon Village. Expect a Mediterranean-influenced menu, lots of fairy lights and you can bring your dog too. 

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Jason Atherton at the Biltmore

In a nutshell: Luxury Grosvenor Square hotel gets a named chef.
Where is it?
39-44 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 2HP
Why should you care?
Jason Atherton has been lined up to run all the food side of things at this new London hotel including the main hotel restaurant, The Betterment. It's also right opposite his old boss Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant. 

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Julie's

In a nutshell: Celeb-heavy restaurant returns
Where is it?
135 Portland Rd, Holland Park, London W11 4LW
Why should you care?
Martin Amis wrote about it, Kate Moss had parties there and Tina Turner danced on the tables - ever since it opened back in 1969 Julie's Restaurant in Holland Park has had A-list glitter sprinkled all over it. Now, after closing in 2015 - it's coming back.

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TOKii at The Prince Akatoki London

In a nutshell: Japanese luxury hotel in Marble Arch
Where is it?
50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD
Why should you care?
Following a £3m makeover this Marble Arch Hotel is being transformed into a luxury property where the restaurant and bar are promising a full Japanese experience.

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Allegra

In a nutshell: Sky high restaurant in Stratford for ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef
Where is it?
Olympic Park, 20-22 International Way, London E20 1GQ
Why should you care?
Patrick Powell, the former head chef of Chiltern Firehouse is moving up in the world, literally. He's opened this seventh floor restaurant with sky garden in the new Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford. Soft launch to 25 September.

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Bubala

In a nutshell: An ex- Berber & Q General Manager does vegetarian-only Middle Eastern food
Where is it?
65 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6BD
Why should you care?
Following a series of supper clubs, Bubala has opened its first permanent site on Commercial Street, Spitalfields. 

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Waka City

In a nutshell: Nikkei in the City
Where is it?
120 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7BT.
Why should you care?
Waka is back in the City, bringing its Nikkei Peruvian/Japanese grab and go food to Houndsditch. 

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Norma

In a nutshell: Ben Tish and the Stafford do Sicily
Where is it?
8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LS
Why should you care?
Already working together on their hotel, Ben Tish (ex Salt Yard) and the Stafford Hotel have theamed up to create a new restaurant in Fitzrovia called Norma. Expect a Sicilian menu with Moorish influences. 

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HAYA

In a nutshell: Tel Aviv all day cafe in Notting Hill
Where is it?
184A Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES
Why should you care?
If you're after a casual meal of Mediterranean small plates, with a menu inspired by Tel Aviv, then HAYA in Notting Hill is the place to head to.

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The Breakfast Club Soho

In a nutshell: All-day breakfasts in Soho
Where is it?
11 Berwick Street, London W1F 0PL
Why should you care?
This is the second Soho opening for The Breakfast Club, back to where it all began (nearby in 2005). They're serving up all-day breakfasts, of course, and hopefully less of a queue. 

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Forza Wine

In a nutshell: Forza Win heads to the rooftops
Where is it?
133a Rye Ln, Peckham, London SE15 4ST
Why should you care?
Forza Win have opened their second restaurant, and this time they're back on the rooftops with Forza Wine. They're at the top of the Market building in Peckham, serving Italian small plates, flatbreads and wine, of course. 

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Sons and Daughters

In a nutshell: Pidgin goes casual in King's Cross.
Where is it?
Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross
Why should you care?
James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy already have a winner with Pidgin and now they've opened a more casual restaurant in King's Cross. Expect next-level sandwiches.  

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Charlie's by Adam Byatt at Brown's

In a nutshell: A new chef in charge at Brown's
Where is it?
Brown's Hotel, Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP
Why should you care?
Best known for his Michelin-starred Trinity in Clapham, Adam Byatt is taking on the food at classic hotel Brown's in Mayfair with Charlie's. There will be some trolley action too. 

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Loyal Tavern

In a nutshell: Top chef comes to Bermondsey
Where is it?
171-173 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UW
Why should you care?
Duck & Waffle's former executive chef Tom Cenci comes to Bermondsey to launch Loyal Tavern, taking over from Village East (but run by the same group). There are seasonal menus - and cheese toasties for late-night snacks. (Soft launch to 15 September)

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Seven Dials Market

In a nutshell: KERB goes indoors
Where is it?
Thomas Neal's Warehouse, London WC2H 9QW
Why should you care?
Over the years, KERB, after starting at King's Cross, have gone on to conquer all parts of London with their lunchtime street food markets (and some great evening events). And now they've finally decided to go indoors for their next venture, a covered market at Seven Dials. 

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Albie

In a nutshell: All day dining spot at the Hoxton Southwark
Where is it?
40 Blackfriars Rd. London SE1 8PB
Why should you care?
Southwark's hip new Hoxton hotel may be going big on its rooftop seafood spot, but it also has this buzzy ground floor all day dining restaurant with a plant-based focus.

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Bank House Wine Bar and Kitchen

In a nutshell: Stuart Gillies' wine bar in Chislehurst
Where is it?
11 High St, Chislehurst BR7 5AF
Why should you care?
He was chef and eventually CEO of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants and now Stuart Gillies is opening his own place. It's a wine bar that's taking over a Victorian building (that used to be a bank) on Chislehurst High Street.

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Terra Terra

In a nutshell: Italian by the Finchley Road tube
Where is it?
120 Finchley Rd, London NW3 5JB
Why should you care?
This all-day Italian restaurant kicks off at 6.30am for commuters and then features an all-day menu of pasta, pizzette and more. Plus it should have an impressive cocktail list.

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LIV

In a nutshell: Antipodean chef opens indie cafe
Where is it?
18 Holbein Place, Belgravia, London SW1W 8NL
Why should you care?
Run by a Kiwi chef whose Sydney cafe championed the Flat White, this new all-day Belgravia space is serving up everything from interesting brunches to epic hot sandwiches and, of course, top-notch coffee.

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Neat Burger

In a nutshell: Lewis Hamilton does veggie burgers
Where is it?
4 Princes St, Mayfair, London W1B 2LE
Why should you care?
Already one of the more famous vegans, Lewis Hamilton has now opened his very own plant-based burger restaurant, Neat Burger, just off Regent Street. 

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Mama Shelter London

In a nutshell: Cut-price hotel and party restaurant in Hackney
Where is it?
4 437 Hackney Rd, London E2 8PP
Why should you care?
Originally started in Paris, thre are multiple Mama Shelters across the globe, offering good value city accommodation. And they have a big restaurant alongside them - the London version adding two karaoke rooms on top.

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Opened in August 2019

Mamma Mia The Party

In a nutshell: Abba dinner theatre heading to London
Where is it?
The O2
Why should you care?
The Abba dinner theatre experience comes to London - expect retsina, renditions and a lot of audience participation.

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Berto

In a nutshell: Zia Lucia does pasta
Where is it?
155 Holloway Road, London N7 8LX
Why should you care?
Right next door to their pizza restaurant, Zia Lucia have opened Berto, a fresh pasta restaurant in Holloway. There is affordable fresh pasta, Italian wines and more.

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Three Uncles

In a nutshell: Chinese roast meats for Liverpool Street workers
Where is it?
12 Devonshire Row, Liverpool Street, London EC2M 4RH
Why should you care?
A trio of friends have opened their first restaurant on Devonshire Row, serving up Chinese roast meats, noodles and dim sum.

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Officina 00

In a nutshell: Pasta workshop and restaurant for Old Street
Where is it?
152 Old Street, London EC1V 9BW
Why should you care?
Here in London they've worked for Kiln and Soho House, but the duo behind this new Italian hail from Naples originally.

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BaoziInn Borough

In a nutshell: Hunan and Sichuan in Borough
Where is it?
34-36 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU.
Why should you care?
Best known for their intensely coloured dim sum, as well as excellent Hunan and Sichuan streetfood-inspired dishes, BaoziInn have arrived in Borough, and this one will have a cocktail bar.

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Snackbar

In a nutshell: New East London cafe is inspired by food from all over the world but using produce grown in the heart of Dalston.
Where is it?
20 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AZ
Why should you care?
Freddie Janssen and chef Anais van Manen are bringing their vision to fruition by opening a cafe right next to Dalston Junction station. 

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Bafarat

In a nutshell: Coffee and dessert in Soho.
Where is it?
Warwick Street, Soho London, W1B 5AW
Why should you care?
The Bafarat coffee company hails from Jeddah, and is coming to London for its first international cafe. And they're going big on dessert alongside all that caffeine. 

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Halal Guys Earl's Court

In a nutshell: Popular US fast food chain is opening in Earls Court
Where is it?
163-165 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9RF
Why should you care?
Hugely popular American street food sensation The Halal Guys are building on their UK base, picking Earls Court as the location for their second London restaurant.

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Eggslut

In a nutshell: Eggs in buns from the USA
Where is it?
185 Portobello Road, London W11 2ED
Why should you care?
Eggslut are VERY popular in various West Coast of the USA incarnations and now they've opened in London. Expect a variety of eggs in buns all day long. 

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The Sauce

In a nutshell: Restaurant quality fast food joint in Highbury
Where is it?
65 Highbury Park, Highbury, London N5 1UA
Why should you care?
With 14 savoury and 14 sweet sauces to choose from, this Highbury fast food spot hopes you'll keep coming back to work your way through them all. 

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Taps and Tapas

In a nutshell: Beer and tapas pairings in Tooting Bec
Where is it?
14 Trinity Rd, Tooting Bec, London SW17 7RE
Why should you care?
This is a joint venture between The Tapas Room and London Beer Lab, offering ‘pub-style’ tapas, beers, and more. 

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Opened in July 2019

Nutshell

In a nutshell: Iranian food with British produce in Covent Garden
Where is it?
30 St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4EJ
Why should you care?
Ex Palomar chef Jeremy Borrow heads up the kitchen at this restaurant in Covent Garden where he'll be exploring all forms of Iranian cuisine. 

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My Neighbours The Dumplings

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Victoria Park
Where is it?
178 - 180 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7HD
Why should you care?
The original Clapton restaurant has been a big success - so much so that My Neighbours The Dumplings are about to open in Victoria Park. Once again, it's all about the dumplings - and they're very, very good. 

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Happy Lamb Hotpot

In a nutshell: Chinese hotpot restaurant chain hits London
Where is it?
The Office Group building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SL
Why should you care?
Originating in Mongolia, the Happy Lamb Hot Pot company now has branches across America and Canada and they're now aiming their sights at the London restaurant scene. 

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The KPH

In a nutshell: Ladbroke Grove pub rises from the ashes
Where is it?
139 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London W10 6HJ
Why should you care?
The KPH (Kensington Park Hotel) has been pretty legendary in Ladbroke Grove for a while, with a big music following and the place of Tom Jones first London gig. Now it's been revived with Henry Harris and ex-St John chef Ruairidh Summers in charge of the food. 

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Arcade Food Theatre

In a nutshell: Food hall with big names attached
Where is it?
Centre Point
Why should you care?
This Centre Point food hall features some very big names, with Oklava, Pophams, TA TA Eatery, El Pastor, Casa Do Frango, Chotto Matte and Flat Iron all taking part. 

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Humble Grape Canary Wharf

In a nutshell: Waterside wine bar
Where is it?
18-20 Mackenzie Walk, London E14 4PH
Why should you care?
Canary Wharf has a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace.

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Wun's

In a nutshell: Late night Cantonese restaurant and bar for Soho
Where is it?
23 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 4DZ
Why should you care?
The duo behind Bun House and Pleasant Lady have turned their original site into a bar and restaurant inspired by the late-night scene of 1960s Hong Kong. 

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Isla and Double Standard at the Standard Hotel

In a nutshell: Top American hotel comes to King's Cross
Where is it?
Judd St, London WC1H 9JE
Why should you care?
These restaurants are the first to open at the new Standard hotel just opposite St Pancras. Both are from Adam Rawson - one with costal British cuisine and another that includes his amazing burgers. 

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Flor

In a nutshell: The Lyle's team's next big thing
Where is it?
1 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL
Why should you care?
The people behind Lyle's (one of the World's 50 Best restaurants) have opened their second restaurant in Borough called Flor. This time it's part wine bar and part bakery. 

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Radio Alice Canary Wharf

In a nutshell: Organic pizzas go east.
Where is it?
Unit 24, Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5NY
Why should you care?
After successful restaurants in Hoxton and Clapham, Radio Alice have brought their pizzas out east to Canary Wharf. Expect all the pizzas from the original, all made with organic ingredients.

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Moncks of Dover Street

In a nutshell: Park Chinois does a brasserie
Where is it?
33 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1S 4NF
Why should you care?
This Mayfair brasserie comes from the same people who are behind Park Chinois. Expect a classic European brasserie in plush settings. 

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The Stratford Brasserie

In a nutshell: All day brasserie in Stratford
Where is it?
Olympic Park, 20-22 International Way, London E20 1GQ
Why should you care?
The Stratford Brasserie was second restaurant to be announced in The Stratford, but the first to open. It's an all-day brasserie that has a very impressive look - coupled with an enviable outside space. 

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Flat Iron Spitalfields

In a nutshell: Affordable steak in Spitalfields
Where is it?
88-90 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY
Why should you care?
If you're a fan of Flat Iron's steak great value steak, then you'll be very pleased to hear they've opened a new branch in Spitalfields - which will be very handy for city-folk. 

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Stampa

In a nutshell: Mayfair pasta joint
Where is it?
61 Davies St, London W1K 5SQ
Why should you care?
No more wandering around Mayfair looking for somewhere that won't break the budget to eat at - this Roman-style pasta spot is promising fresh pasta at a less punchy price.

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Nandine

In a nutshell: Middle East coffee shop in Camberwell
Where is it?
45 Camberwell Church St, Camberwell, London SE5 8TR
Why should you care?
They describe themselves as "A coffee shop with food from the Middle East" - but the torrent of love and affection for Nandine on social media proves they're more than simply somewhere to grab a coffee and a snack.

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Tsaretta Spice

In a nutshell: Indian in Twickenham via the Alps
Where is it?
55 Church Street, Twickenham, TW1 3NR
Why should you care?
Tsaretta Spice is the second location for this Indian restaurant after it started first in Meribel. 

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Humble Bee Cafe

In a nutshell: Former Hawksmoor chef duo take on the cafe at Stepney City Farm
Where is it?
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG
Why should you care?
If low food miles are your jam, then this new community cafe, with former Hawksmoor chefs should be on your go-to list.

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Opened in June 2019

Heritage

In a nutshell: Swiss in Soho
Where is it?
18 - 20 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DE
Why should you care?
This Soho restaurant has a Swiss-inspired menu that means quite a lot of tableside theatre will be involved - from Raclette dips to fondues and grill-your-own-food charbonnades. 

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Rye by the Water

In a nutshell: Bakery and grill in Brentford
Where is it?
Catherine Wheel Road, Brentford TW8 8BD
Why should you care?
An ex Dairy Head Chef and the Head Pastry Chef at Little Bread Pedlar have teamed up for this bakery and restaurant in Brentford. Right by the canal, you can get pastries and sandwiches by day - and grills, pizzas and more by night. 

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Hoh Sek

In a nutshell: A new noodle concept from Rosa’s Thai Cafe founders Saiphin and Alex Moore
Where is it?
The Roundhouse with the Green Roof, St. Katharine's Way, St. Katharine Docks, London E1W 1TW
Why should you care?
Opening in St Katherine Dock, Hoh Sek has a menu of Chinese-influenced noodle dishes as well as an evening menu of seasonal mains.

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Lucky Cat

In a nutshell: Gordon Ramsay replaces Maze with an Asian Eating House
Where is it?
10 Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP
Why should you care?
Gordon Ramsay's first new restaurant for years in London is inspired by 1930s Tokyo drinking dens - it's taken over the spot where Maze was on Grosvenor Square.

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Suzi Tros

In a nutshell: A new modern Greek bistro from the team behind Mazi
Where is it?
8 Hillgate Street, London W8 7SR
Why should you care?
An open charcoal grill is at the heart of this new Greek bistro, Suzi Tros, which is focusing on seasonally changing small plates. 

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Circolo Popolare

In a nutshell: Big Mamma does Sicilian in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
Rathbone Square, London W1T 1JN
Why should you care?
They've already had a huge success with Gloria in Shoreditch and now the Big Mamma Group have opened their second London restaurant. This time it's Circolo Popolare, where the emphasis is on Sicilian in an over-the-top style. 

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Orange Buffalo

In a nutshell: Chicken wings in Tooting
Where is it?
46 Mitcham Rd, Tooting, London SW17 9NA
Why should you care?
Up until now, chicken wing specialists Orange Buffalo have been serving up their wings as street food - but now they've opened their first restaurant in Tooting Broadway. 

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Sloane Street Deli

In a nutshell: Mount St Deli follow up
Where is it?
162b Sloane St, London SW1X 9BS
Why should you care?
This is a brand new venture from Richard Caring's Caprice - the people behind The Ivy, J Sheekey, Sexy Fish and more. They weree also behind (now closed) Mount Street Deli to which this is a successor with classic deli dishes given an Asian inspired twist. 

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OKN1

In a nutshell: Hoxton professional/student restaurant
Where is it?
40 Hoxton St, Hackney, London N1 6LR
Why should you care?
This Hoxton restaurant is manned by a team of both professional and student chefs, with a view of helping new people into the hospitality business. They're serving up an all-day modern European menu. 

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Sub Cult

In a nutshell: Award-winning sandwiches in the City. 
Where is it?
82 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BX
Why should you care?
They've been street food legends for five years and now Sub Cult are getting a much-deserved permanent place in the City. With brand new subs along with the classics, this looks like your new City lunch spot. 

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Chucs Cafe

In a nutshell: Chucs go casual
Where is it?
97 Old Brompton Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3LD
Why should you care?
Chucs are back with a new restaurant. They're still running with a modern Mediterranean menu, but this time they're going for a more casual feel. 

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Popham's Hackney

In a nutshell: Insta-friendly bakery expands to Hackney
Where is it?
197 Richmond Rd, London E8 3NJ
Why should you care?
Expect all the carbs at Pophams Bakery's  new Richmond Road space - with the open kitchen turning out viennoiserie by day and pasta by night.

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SOW

In a nutshell: Bowl food in Soho
Where is it?
39 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7JG
Why should you care?
SOW is kicking off a new bowl food brand in Soho - and they've a menu from an award-winning chef. 

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Siren by Nathan Outlaw at The Goring

In a nutshell: Nathan Outlaw does seafood at an iconic London hotel
Where is it?
15 Beeston Pl, Westminster, London SW1W 0JW
Why should you care?
Nathan Outlaw has opened a new restaurant at The Goring in Belgravia - a more casual seafood-led affair that's the hotel's first new restaurant in over 100 years.

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The Grand Duchess

In a nutshell: London's cruiseboat restaurant gets a permanent spot at Paddington
Where is it?
Sheldon Square, Paddington, London W2 6EP. 
Why should you care?
This sister restaurant to the London Shell Co.'s crusing restaurant will be a permanently moored barge by Paddington serving up seafood and sparkling wine.

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Arros QD

In a nutshell: Quique Dacosta does London
Where is it?
Eastcastle Street, London W1
Why should you care?
Multiple Michelin-starred Quique Dacosta has finally arrived in the UK with a restaurant that has a big focus on rice. And maybe a bit of paella.

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Wild Honey St James

In a nutshell: Wild Honey mk II
Where is it?
8 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5NG
Why should you care?
After closing the original Wild Honey in Mayfair, Anthony Demetre has relocated to St James, taking over the space that once held The Balcon. It's a larger room that will continue to serve the contemporary French dishes that the restaurant is known for. 

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Fugitive Motel

In a nutshell: Co-working beer and pizza joint for Bethnal Green
Where is it?
199 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green Gardens, London E2 0EU
Why should you care?
Two former musicians have joined forces to open this East London all day space with a focus on craft beer and sourdough pizzas.

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Maremma

In a nutshell: Tuscan coastal cooking comes to Brixton
Where is it?
36 Brixton Water Lane, London, SW2 1PE
Why should you care?
Two Brixton locals, with one foot in Italy and the other in south London, have opened a neighbourhood spot on Brixton Water Lane serving up a range of Tuscan treats.

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Squeg and Bonez

In a nutshell: A vegan cafe and coffee shop by day and a small plates and wine bar by night.
Where is it?
171 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH.
Why should you care?
Two friends, Holly and Alice, are behind the new launch, bringing with them experience at Cornerstone and in the coffee world at AllPress and Monmouth.

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Gold

In a nutshell: Four floors of cooking over fire and late night bars in Notting Hill
Where is it?
95 Portobello Road, London W11 2QB
Why should you care?
Notting Hill's food credentials are boosted by a restaurant and bar team that comes via the River Cafe and Soho House to take over this old pub. They'll be serving up sharing plates, and food cooked over fire or in a wood-burning oven. 

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MEATliquor W1

In a nutshell: Burgers, cocktails and more in W1
Where is it?
37-38 Margaret St, Marylebone, London W1G 0JF
Why should you care?
The original MEATliquor relocates to a brand new - and much more permanent - site just 500 metres away from where they first started. Expect the usual dose of burgers, hot-dogs, cocktails and more that have made them such a big hit ever since that first opening. 

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Pasta Nostra

In a nutshell: Old Street gets its own fresh pasta joint
Where is it?
122 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BD
Why should you care?
Two young chefs have brought their passion for pasta to East London, opening up this small plates and pasta restaurant which aims to do a few dishes very well.

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Kitchen at Holmes

In a nutshell: Seasonal cooking in the Sherlock hotel
Where is it?
108 Baker Street, London W1U 6LJ
Why should you care?
The restaurant in the Holmes Hotel on Baker Street has seen a bit of an overhaul, led by chef Stefano Motta. The restaurant, dominated by an open kitchen, is serving up seasonal European cuisine. As well as a few cocktails based on a certain detective.

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Opened in May 2019

Tayer and Elementary

In a nutshell: Top bartender opens his first solo venture in London (with Ta Ta Eatery)
Where is it?
152 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BJ
Why should you care?
When the bartender who ran the World's Best Bar for years prepares to open an all-day bar and restaurant in London with fellow top class mixologist Monica Berg, you better believe people are going to sit up and take notice. And when TÁ TÁ Eatery is in charge of the food? Lucky Old Street. 

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HAKATA Ramen + Bar

In a nutshell: Bermondsey ramen joint and dive bar
Where is it?
179 Bermondsey St, Bermondsey, London SE1 3UW
Why should you care?
Serving up ramen, Japanese small plates and more, this Bermondsey spot aims to be part NYC speakeasy, part Japanese dive bar.

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Pasticceria Marchesi

In a nutshell: Classic Milan pastry and bakery comes to London
Where is it?
117 Mount Street, London W1K 3LA
Why should you care?
Pasticceria Marchesi is one of Italy's institutions, serving up pastries and more since 1824. Now they're in London with all the favourites from the Milan original intact, including their classic panettone. 

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Sette

In a nutshell: America's Scarpetta Group opens their first London restaurant
Where is it?
The Bulgari, Knightsbridge Green, London SW1X 7QL
Why should you care?
It's all change at the Bulgari hotel in Knightsbridge where Rivea has been replaced by Sette and the whole restaurant and bar is being turned, literally, upside down.

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Baba G's

In a nutshell: Indian-inspired street food in a permanent home
Where is it?
726 - 727 Camden Market’s North Yard, Camden London NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
After winning an episode of the BBC's Million Pound Menu, street food legends Baba Gs are finally settling down with their own restaurant in Camden. They have their famed burgers and some brand new dishes too.

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Louie's

In a nutshell: Hot chicken in Hoxton.
Where is it?
37 Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London N1 6NN
Why should you care?
The founder behind Red Dog Saloon has opened a restaurant devoted to fiery southern chicken. 

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Gezellig

In a nutshell: Holborn's restaurant scene is looking up 
Where is it?
Holborn Town Hall, 193-197 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BD
Why should you care?
A formidable restaurant team have taken on the space at the Grade II listed Holborn Town Hall with their first venture.

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CHIK'N Soho

In a nutshell: Proper fried chicken in Soho
Where is it?
187 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 8ZB
Why should you care?
The people behind Chick n' Sours bring their fast food fried chicken spot CHIK'N to Soho's Wardour Street. Expect their usual top class fried chicken sandwiches and some new additions to the menu too.

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Coqfighter Soho

In a nutshell: Fried chicken street traders take on Soho
Where is it?
75 Beak Street, London W1F 9SS
Why should you care?
Having built up a fanbase at the Boxparks in Shoreditch and Croydon, street food traders Coqfighter have the chops to take on central London.

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Darby's

In a nutshell: Robin Gill’s new restaurant in the new Embassy Gardens development
Where is it?
New Union Square, 5 Nine Elms Ln, London SW8 5DA
Why should you care?
An Irish-influenced menu is on offer at the ground floor at Robin Gill's next restaurant Darby’s – and also at the development’s incredible Sky Pool 10 stories up. 

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Les Platanes

In a nutshell: A taste of Southern France in Mayfair
Where is it?
26-28 Bruton Place, London W1J 6NG
Why should you care?
French chef Thierry Laborde is back in London and this time he's bringing a taste of southern France to cobbled Bruton Place. 

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Wahlburgers

In a nutshell: US celebrity burger chain
Where is it?
James Street, London WC2E
Why should you care?
Is London ready for another US burger invasion? The brothers behind Wahlburgers certainly think so as Covent Garden is the first in a probable UK-wide expansion of their burger brand. 

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Cent Anni

In a nutshell: Italian in Wimbledon
Where is it?
33 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5BY
Why should you care?
This new Italian restaurant in Wimbledon has taken over from the old Cau site, promising a modern Italian menu. 

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Roastery and Toastery

In a nutshell: Cheese toasties in Chalk Farm
Where is it?
Adelaide Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW3 2BP
Why should you care?
Oliver Peyton's sisters have opened their own cafe in Chalk Farm. It's all about coffee and lots of toasted cheese sandwiches...

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Yeo Valley Cafe

In a nutshell: Organic farm canteen opens in London
Where is it?
20 Queensway, London W2 3RX
Why should you care?
Organic Somerset dairy company Yeo Valley sets its sights on London opening an all day organic cafe in the new West Walk development in Queensway.

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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. Not forgetting those "press for Champagne" buttons on every table. Plus it has Eric Chavot in charge of the food.

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The Buxton

In a nutshell: Brick Lane gets a pub with rooms from The Culpeper team
Where is it?
42 Osborn St, London E1 6TD
Why should you care?
The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they've opened this pub and hotel on Brick Lane where the rooftop terrace features an honesty bar and hot tub. 

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Fishworks Covent Garden

In a nutshell: A new fishmonger and restaurant from the FishWorks team.
Where is it?
2-4 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JY
Why should you care?
This is FishWorks’ third site - this time in Covent Garden - offering fresh fish to take home and a whole host of dishes to eat in at the restaurant.

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Parrillan at Barrafina

In a nutshell: Barrifina does outside grilling
Where is it?
Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London N1C 4AB
Why should you care?
This is the first brand new project from the Barrafina team - launched next door to Barrafina King's Cross. We're told "The table-top grilling takes inspiration from Executive Chef Angel Zapata Martin’s favourite Ibicencan restaurant, C’an Pilot, where he used to eat during his time working as a private chef on the island."

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Bao Borough

In a nutshell: Taiwanese cult favourite hits South London
Where is it?
13 Stoney Street Borough Market London, SE1 9AD
Why should you care?
BAO has opened their third restaurant in Borough and this time, they're promising something a little different. LIke karaoke, for one.

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Myrtle

In a nutshell: Modern European restaurant using Irish produce for Chelsea
Where is it?
1A Langton St, London SW10 0JL
Why should you care?
Chef Anna Haugh uses her Irish connections and London restaurant experience to bring Chelsea a restaurant of very modern European sensibilities.

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Megan's Battersea

In a nutshell: Dog-friendly restaurant group opens its fifth cafe, in Battersea
Where is it?
27 Circus West, London SW11 8NN
Why should you care?
The newest restaurant to open at the Battersea Power Station development is this all-day cafe from famously dog-friendly restaurant group Megan's.

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Crane's Kitchen

In a nutshell: Art and food in Peckham
Where is it?
65 - 67 Peckham Road, London SE5 8UH
Why should you care?
The same people who brought us Soane's Kitchen have taken over the gallery cafe in the South London Gallery in Peckham for their latest opening. 

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The Mantl

In a nutshell: Turkish kitchen in Knightsbridge
Where is it?
142 Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1HY
Why should you care?
The Mantl is offering up a modern take on Turkish cuisine in the heart of Knightsbridge.

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Sichuan House

In a nutshell: Sichuan in Islington
Where is it?
141-142 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QY
Why should you care?
This opening on Islington's Upper Strreet has an authentic Sichuan Chinese offering.

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Humble Pizza

In a nutshell: Plant-based pizzas in Chelsea
Where is it?
342 King's Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UR
Why should you care?
Vegan and vegetarian pizzas are the order of the day at this very pink Chelsea plant-based pizza palace. 

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Opened in April 2019

Pescheria Assunta

In a nutshell: Fishmonger and restaurant for Earls Court
Where is it?
314 Earls Court Road, London SW5 9BQ
Why should you care?
From Mayfair to Earls Court restaurateur Johnny Micalusi has taken over the old Garnier site to bring his super fresh Mediterranean seafood to west Londoners.

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Hello Darling

In a nutshell: A new restaurant in Waterloo from 2013 Masterchef winner Natalie Coleman
Where is it?
131 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UR
Why should you care?
Natalie Coleman has teamed up with theatrical set designers Darling and Edge to create a new concept with lavish art-filled interiors and bright, fun food to match. 

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The Soak

In a nutshell: Fermenting in Victoria
Where is it?
101 Buckingham Palace Rd, Victoria, London SW1W 0SJ
Why should you care?
A new bar and restaurant in Victoria is all about fermenting, soaking, steeping and brining - whether it's for cocktails or food. 

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Soutine

In a nutshell: Corbin and King in St John's Wood
Where is it?
60 St Johns Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from the team behind The Wolseley, Bellanger, The Delaunay and more. 

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The Sea, The Sea

In a nutshell: Fishmonger by day, bar by night in Chelsea.
Where is it?
174 Pavilion Rd, Chelsea, London SW1X 0AW.
Why should you care?
This latest addition to Chelsea's Pavilion Road sees the co-founder of Bonnie Gull opening a fishmonger and deli which transforms into a seafood bar in the evening. And he's bringing along a few friends to help too...

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Emilia

In a nutshell: A new restaurant from Woodhead - the team behind Portland, Clipstone, and Quality Chop House.
Where is it?
7 Haunch of Venison Yard, London W1K 5ES
Why should you care?
Emilia sees the Quality Chop House team take over the restaurant at Bonhams Auction House. It's inspired by the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna.

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'O ver St James

In a nutshell: Seawater pizza in St James
Where is it?
St. James's Market, 1 Norris Street, London SW1Y 4RJ
Why should you care?
They've been a big hit at London Bridge, and now 'O ver are bringing their pizzas to St James's Market. 

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Chez Maiss

In a nutshell: Hammersmith wine bar
Where is it? Unit 21a – 22b, Broadway Shopping Centre West, Hammersmith Broadway, London W6 9YD
Why should you care?
Heading to the tube at Hammersmith and really fancy a good glass of wine? This could be the place. 

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Flamboree

In a nutshell: Fast casual restaurant that specialises in the Alsatian dish tarte flambée
Where is it? 154 Old Street, Shoreditch, EC1V 9BP
Why should you care?
Neil Witney (previously La Bodega Negra, E&O etc) is behind Old Street’s Flamboree which is putting a contemporary spin on the tarte flambée. 

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104

In a nutshell: West London's smallest fine dining restaurant
Where is it? 104a Chepstow Road, Notting Hill, London W2 5QS
Why should you care?
Chef Richard Wilkins has moved into West London to open his solo venture, serving up a modern French fine dining menu.

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Bun House Chinatown

In a nutshell: Steamed Cantonese buns in Chinatown
Where is it? 26 - 27 Lisle Street, London WC2H 7BA
Why should you care?
Since 2017, Bun House have built up a reputation in Soho for their steamed buns. Now they're expanding with a much larger restaurant in the heart of Chinatown (with new buns too). 

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Harlem Soul

In a nutshell: Boondocks v2
Where is it? 205 City Road, Hoxton, London EC1V 1JN
Why should you care?
It's all change for Boondocks near the Old Street roundabout - as it's about to be replaced by a new restaurant - Harlem Soul. The new food-style for the restaurant is being dubbed as "American urban cuisine". 

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Martha's

In a nutshell: American food, jazz and more in Soho
Where is it? 56 Wardour St, London W1D 4JG
Why should you care?
Taking over the spot once held by Jackson And Rye, this is a retro-styled restaurant with American food and revue acts. 

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Mao Chow

In a nutshell: A permanent spot for vegan Chinese pop-up Mao Chow
Where is it? 159A Mare Street. London E8 3RH
Why should you care?
This 12 seat noodle bar in Hackney is serving up meat-free Chinese classics

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Casa Fofo

In a nutshell: Neighbourhood spot by ex-Pidgin Head Chef
Where is it? 158 Sandringham Road, London, E8 2HS
Why should you care?
The former Head Chef of Pidgin has moved about half a mile north in Hackney to open this neighbourhood spot with tasting menus, natural wine list and snacks. 

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Little Yellow Door

In a nutshell: Flatshare themed venue goes permanent
Where is it? 6-8 All Saints Road, London W11 1HH
Why should you care?
Imagine landing a fabulous house share in Notting Hill. That's the premise of this pop-up turned permanent bar and restaurant on All Saints Road. 

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Endo at Rotunda

In a nutshell: High end sushi
Where is it? White City House Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London, W12 7FR
Why should you care?
The former executive sushi chef at Zuma is opening a tiny sushi restaurant in the Television Centre at White City development. With just 15 seats expect this to be a restaurant booking to boast about. 

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144 on the Hill

In a nutshell: Local eating and drinking on Richmond Hill
Where is it?
144-150 Richmond Hill, Richmond, TW10 6RW
Why should you care?
144 on the Hill is Richmond Hills' latest swish bar and restaurant, offering a 'turf-to-table' menu featuring local ingredients like honey from Richmond beekeepers, plus vegan and veggie options, and a live music lounge. 

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The Gate

In a nutshell: Vegetarian and vegan food in St John's Wood
Where is it? 87 Allitsen Rd, London NW8 7AS
Why should you care?
Given they’ve been in business since the 80s, it’s no surprise The Gate know a thing or two about veggie and vegan cooking. Now they’re taking their plant-based knowhow to St John's Wood, with a new restaurant that has brunch, lunch and a newly extended menu. 

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Lucknow 49

In a nutshell: More biryani action and slow cooking in Mayfair from the Dum Biryani team
Where is it?
49 Maddox St, London W1S 2PQ
Why should you care?
Inspired by the Lucknow region's Awadhi cooking, chef and restaurateur Dhruv Mittal has opened a restaurant with all manner of biryanis, kebabs and lunchtime quick bites.

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Serata Hall

In a nutshell: Bar, restaurant, working space in Hoxton
Where is it?
207 Old St, London EC1V 9EY
Why should you care?
This is the latest Hall from the people who brought you similar affairs in Brixton and London Fields with Martello Hall and more. Like those, it mixes up a main drinking and dining space on the ground floor with plenty of event and co-working space throughout. 

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Storey’s Gate Cafe

In a nutshell: Theo Randall goes to the park.
Where is it?
St James's Park, London SW1A 2BJ
Why should you care?
A collaboration between Theo Randall, Colicci, and The Royal Parks with an emphasis on healthy and vegan options looks set to put London's royal park cafes on the map. 

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Opened in March 2019

The Lore of the Land

In a nutshell: Guy Ritchie's Fitzrovia pub
Where is it?
4 Conway Street, London, W1T 6BB
Why should you care?
Film director Guy Ritchie's pub empire is expanding. This Fitzrovia pub serves his beer in the pub downstairs and features an upstairs dining room where venison from his Wiltshire estate is on the menu.

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Peck! Peck!

In a nutshell: Sutton & Sons do fried chicken
Where is it?
240 Graham Road, London E8 1BP
Why should you care?
East London fish & chips family swap out their all vegan joint for fried chicken instead.

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Ember

In a nutshell: Come dine on Brick Lane
Where is it?
202 Brick Lane, London E1 6SA
Why should you care?
Former Come Dine with Me winner Craig McAlpine has set up his own restaurant on Brick Lane. As you might guess from the name, there's a lot of cooking over an ember grill with an ever-changing seasonal menu. 

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The Halal Guys

In a nutshell: Halal to-go on Leicester Square
Where is it?
14-15 Irving Street, London WC2H 7AU
Why should you care?
They've been around for 27 years to date and expanded across the US. Now America's Halal Guys have brought their gyros and platters to London.

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Barullo

In a nutshell: Victor Garvey expands his Spanish restaurant empire to the City
Where is it?
19 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7JA
Why should you care?
There's a distinct Spanish flavour to restaurateur Victor Garvey's new City gaff Barullo which promises to liven things up in Aldgate.

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Robata

In a nutshell: Japanese izakaya in Soho
Where is it?
56 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4UE
Why should you care?
This is a Japanese izakaya-style spot from entrepreneur Sonny Huang whose family has two Chinese restaurants in Birmingham. Expect a Japanese pub serving up dishes cooked over the open robata grill. 

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No. Fifty Cheyne

In a nutshell: A new lease of life for the Cheyne Walk Brasserie
Where is it?
50 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LR
Why should you care?
A nine-month renovation and a new chef make for an entirely new offering on one of London’s most famous streets as Cheyne Walk Brasserie becomes No. Fifty Cheyne.

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Lateria

In a nutshell: Italian cafe in Islington
Where is it?
56 - 58 Essex Road London, N1 8LR
Why should you care?
Latteria is a new Italian cafe on Islington's Essex Road that comes from a seasoned restaurateur and promises an all-day menu based on the cafes of Milan. 

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Bambusa

In a nutshell: Roti Chai's Fitzrovia cafe.
Where is it?
6 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 2LR
Why should you care?
This is from the people behind Roti Chai - this time opening an all-day cafe "offering an eclectic range of breakfast and all-day dishes with global influences, initially focused on flavours from across South East Asia." 

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Vinegar Yard

In a nutshell: Street food and drinking in London Bridge
Where is it? Vinegar Yard, St Thomas Street, London Bridge, London SE1 3QU
Why should you care?
From the people behind the nearby Flat Iron Square, this space is a combination of street food, bars, container pop-up shops and there's a big old garden area for eating and drinking too. 

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Shola

In a nutshell: Pakistani food in White City
Where is it? White City Place, 201 Wood Lane, White City, London W12 7TU
Why should you care?
Aida Khan brings the Karachi cooking from her Shola supper club to White City for her first restaurant, celebrating Pakistani food. 

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Master Wei

In a nutshell: The next from Xi'an Impression
Where is it?
13 Cosmo Pl, London WC1N 3AP
Why should you care?
This is the next restaurant from Highbury Fave Xi'an Impression. It features some of the favourites from the original restaurant by Arsenal's Emirates stadium as well as more traditional dishes.

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Peggy Porschen Chelsea

In a nutshell: Insta-fave bakery expands with a new spot in Chelsea
Where is it? 219 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5EJ
Why should you care?
The original Instagram magnet, London bakery Peggy Porschen, has opened its second bakery, nine years after launching in Belgravia. But this one is bigger, will be open later AND is going to have its own cocktail bar.

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Fatt Pundit

In a nutshell: Indo-Chinese food in Soho
Where is it? 77 Berwick Street, Soho, London W1F 8TH
Why should you care?
Momos take centre stage at Fatt Pundit which is inspired by the Indo-Chinese food found in Kolkata. 

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Unimini

In a nutshell: Korean/Japanese grab and go
Where is it?
20 Eastcheap, London EC3M 1EB
Why should you care?
The same people behind Walworth's popular Korean restaurant CheeMC are coming to The City. This time they're bringing a build-your-own Japanese/Korean lunchbox concept. 

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Dead Rabbits Saloon

In a nutshell: Gourmet Burgers in Highbury
Where is it? 138 Blackstock Road, Highbury, London N4 2DX
Why should you care?
This Highbury burger spot boasts a head chef who's worked in Michelin-starred kitchens and has burgers on the menu which really deserve a gourmet label. Expect BIG burgers, with pork belly, oxtail, bone marrow and more thrown into the mix. 

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Xier

In a nutshell: Ex-Babbo Head Chef goes it alone in Marylebone
Where is it?
13-14 Thayer Street, London W1U 3JR
Why should you care?
Carlo Scotto's first solo venture, on Thayer Street, is a two tiered affair with a casual ground floor space XR and then a first floor fine dining experience Xier with a tasting menu.

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X-Upper

In a nutshell: 88 Upper Street, London, N1 0NP
Where is it?
Sausages in Islington
Why should you care?
A new restaurant that's specialising in just the one thing has opened in Islington. X-Upper is all about gourmet sausages and they've rustled up some impressive chefs to create them. 

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Opened in February 2019

Adam Handling at Belmond Cadogan Hotel London

In a nutshell: Adam Handling takes on the food side of things at Belmond's flagship London hotel
Where is it?
75 Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 9SG
Why should you care?
From Shoreditch to Sloane Street, Adam Handling's rise has been meteoric. At their English countryside hotel Le Manoir Belmond picked Raymond Blanc, now they're putting all their resources behind Handling at their flagship Knightsbridge hotel. 

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Kanishka

In a nutshell: Atul Kochhar is back with a new restaurant
Where is it?
17-19 Maddox Street, London W1S 2QH
Why should you care?
Atul Kochhar's first new restaurant after Benares is this Mayfair spot focusing on lesser-known Indian dishes.

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Cutting Room

In a nutshell: Restaurant, bar and art space in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
95 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PZ
Why should you care?
Cutting Room sees the food and art world getting closer together. They'll be showcasing different artists monthly - alongside a restaurant and bar that's serving food cooked over charcoal and cocktails served in medicine bottles. 

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Orasay

In a nutshell: Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke expand their empire with a Notting Hill seafood restaurant
Where is it?
31 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2EU
Why should you care?
The duo behind Brunswick House and St Leonards are expanding to the west of the city with this new Scottish-inspired seafood restaurant in Notting Hill.

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Gloria

In a nutshell: Italian in Shoreditch via Paris
Where is it?
54-56 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3QR
Why should you care?
The Big Mamma group in Paris have had huge hits with their trattorias and now they've come to London with Gloria, taking over a big space in Shoreditch. Expect Italian food in a classic looking space (as well as a hidden 80s-set dining room). 

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Peg

In a nutshell: P Franco team's third restaurant will be an all counter spot where Legs used to be
Where is it?
120 Morning Lane, London E9 6LH
Why should you care?
The P Franco team's empire continues to expand. This, their third opening, takes over the former Legs restaurant on Morning Lane with an all-counter dining and drinking space.

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Top Cuvee

In a nutshell: Wine bar and bistro in Highbury
Where is it?
177b Blackstock Road, London N5 2LL
Why should you care?
Top Cuvée in Highbury matches cocktails from the people behind Three Sheets with a curated selection of wine.. Expect food from an ex-Naughty Piglets chef, a decent wine list to drink in or take away.

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AOK Kitchen

In a nutshell: Healthy kitchen and bakery in Marylebone. 
Where is it?
52 - 55 Dorset Street, London, W1U 7NH
Why should you care?
Looking for a healthy restaurant in Marylebone that's all gluten and dairy-free. Then it sounds like AOK kitchen may be just the thing. AND there's a gluten-free bakery too. 

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Shanghai Modern

In a nutshell: Dumplings in Chinatown
Where is it?
Central Cross, Newport Ct, London WC2H 7PZ
Why should you care?
A new place to try xiaolongbao in London as well as roast duck noodles and a selection of grilled Chinese small plates. And you'll be able to watch them make those dumpligs through their main window.

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Juno Rooms

In a nutshell: New City bar and restaurant for Watling Street
Where is it?
67-69 Watling St, London EC4M 9DD
Why should you care?
Expect a punchy cocktail list and all manner of fun, casual dishes at this new two floored bar and restaurant in the City. 

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The Court

In a nutshell: Private members club in Carnaby with top food and drink planned
Where is it?
9 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5PN
Why should you care?
With a world class mixologist (Mr Lyan) and Michelin-starred chef (Tom Sellers) on the team, this new members club in Carnaby should be of interest to London's foodies.

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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...  

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Ooty

In a nutshell: An Indian restaurant of three parts on Baker St
Where is it?
66 Baker St, Marylebone, London W1U 7DJ
Why should you care?
Taking the space that once held Galvin Bistrot De Luxe is Ooty Indian restaurant. It comes in three parts - a fine dining restaurant led by the ex-head chef of Vineet Bhatia London, an underground cocktail bar and an all-day casual dining restaurant. 

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Angelina

In a nutshell: This Dalston restaurant and cocktail bar is a Japanese/Italian mashup
Where is it?
56 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AH
Why should you care?
Expect to see a modern take on Japanese and Italian food in this new Dalston restaurant which also sports a tiny Tokyo-style cocktail bar. And no phones are allowed in the bar...

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EartH Kitchen

In a nutshell: New Hackney arts space gets an ex-St John chef running things
Where is it?
11-17 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH
Why should you care?
It's taken millions to transform the old Savoy Cinema into a modern arts space so it's good news that their restaurant will be every bit as ambitious with former St John executive chef Chris Gillard running things. 

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Koolcha

In a nutshell: Rohit Ghai goes casual in Wembley
Where is it?
Olympic Way, Wembley HA9 0NU
Why should you care?
Rohit Ghai has had success with his upmarket Indian restaurant Kutir in Chelsea, and this restaurant makes something of a departure from him. This time he's opening a casual restaurant in Boxpark Wembley - it's the only sit-down restaurant there - with kulchas and lots more on the menu. 

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W12 Studios

In a nutshell: A big new food court/bar for White City. 
Where is it?
White City Place, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7TU
Why should you care?
The latest addition to the BBC studios redevelopment in White City, W12 studios is bringing a series of rotating kitchens and a big new bar to the area. 

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Ninth Life

In a nutshell: Catford pub gets a 21st century makeover
Where is it?
167 Rushey Green, Catford, London SE6 4BD
Why should you care?
The historic Black Horse and Harrow pub is being renamed Ninth Life as it reopens under The Laine Pub Company with a street food market and upstairs escape room experience. 

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Yopo

In a nutshell: Yopo takes over from Serge at The Mandrake
Where is it?
20 - 21 Newman Street, London W1T 1PG
Why should you care?
There's a brand new restaurant opening at the Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia. Yopo will match European cooking with South American influences. 

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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 meal. 

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Yeni

In a nutshell: Top Istanbul restaurant team open their first London place
Where is it?
55 Beak St, London W1F 9SH
Why should you care?
Acclaimed Turkish chef Civan Er is bringing a flavour of his Istanbul restaurant Yeni Lokanta to London's Soho. 

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Emilia's Aldgate

In a nutshell: Fresh pasta in Aldgate
Where is it?
77 Alie Street, London E1 8NH
Why should you care?
The original Emilia's Crafted Pasta in St Katharine's Docks was among the first of the new breed of simple, fresh, well-made and affordable pasta restaurants in London. Now they're expanding with a new restaurant in Aldgate. Expect a similar menu to the original and some extra specials too. 

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Opened in January 2019

Wild by Tart

In a nutshell: Trendy seasonal dining, very photo friendly...
Where is it?
3-4 Eccleston Yard, London SW1W 9AZ
Why should you care?
Tart London made a name for themselves catering to huge brands. Now they’re taking things up a notch with their first venue, which on top of having an airy, all-day restaurant with a range of healthy, and not-so-healthy options, will have a photography studio, an event space for 350 and a retail space... 

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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.

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JinLi Chinatown

In a nutshell: Sichuan in Chinatown
Where is it?
Central Cross, Newport Ct, London WC2H 7PZ
Why should you care?
The team behind this modern Shuchuan restaurant won "Best in England" at the Golden Chopsticks Awards in April for its other JinLi on nearby Leicester Street. Expect modern Sichuan dishes including new dishes like JinLi Fragrant Rabbit.

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Monga Fried Chicken

In a nutshell: More Taiwanese fried chicken for London
Where is it?
12 Macclesfield St, London W1D 5BP
Why should you care?
Popular Taiwanese fried chicken chain Monga have chosen London's Chinatown for their first European branch. 

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Soderberg

In a nutshell: Swedish bakery spot hits Soho (via Edinburgh)
Where is it?
36 Berwick St, London W1F 8RJ
Why should you care?
Popular Scottish chain Söderberg is expanding to London, bringing their cardamom buns and open sarnies to Soho's Berwick Street. 

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Beer and Burger Store King's Cross

In a nutshell: Yes, burgers and beer in King's Cross.
Where is it?
1A Arthouse, 1 York Way, London, N1C 4AS
Why should you care?
The third Burger and Beer store has come to King's Cross, so if you like both of those things - this is for you. And vegan burgers are on the menu too.

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Da Terra

In a nutshell: Two superstar young chefs join forces at Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel
Where is it?
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square, London E2 9NF
Why should you care?
The space that once housed Viajante and The Typing Room will now be a modern Latin American restaurant run by two chefs who arrive here via The Fat Duck, Fera and the Michelin-starred restaurant Amelia San Sebastian. 

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The Crown

In a nutshell: Henry Harris in Chiswick
Where is it? 210 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1PD
Why should you care?
This is the fourth pub to be launched by famed chef Henry Harris, following successes elsewhere in town. This time the food will have a Mediterranean vibe. 

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SpiceBox

In a nutshell: An all-vegan curry house in Walthamstow.
Where is it?
58 Hoe St, Walthamstow, London E17 4PG
Why should you care?
British curry house favourites are re-imagined in plant-based form by street food favourite SpiceBox. 

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Stem + Glory

In a nutshell: Vegan in Barbican
Where is it? 60 Bartholomew’s Close, London EC1A 7BN
Why should you care?
The popular Cambridge vegan restaurant Stem + Glory has completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch in London. Expect new dishes on the London menu as well as special dinner events. 

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Flat Iron Tooley Street

In a nutshell: Steak for a tenner in London Bridge
Where is it?
112-114 Tooley St, London SE1 2TH
Why should you care?
Popular steak chain Flat Iron are opening their sixth steakhouse. The Tooley Street restaurant will have a indoor garden theme.  

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Camden Roadkill

In a nutshell: Ethical butcher and grill for Camden Market
Where is it? Arch 733, The North Yard, The Stables, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH
Why should you care?
If you're in Camden hankering after a burger or steak sarnie then this ethical, sustainable spot in Stables Market could be just the thing for you. 

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Moio

In a nutshell: Wines and modern European food in Stoke Newington
Where is it? 188 Stoke Newington High Street, London N16 7JD
Why should you care?
Moio restaurant on Stoke Newington High Street is a collaboration between a chef and sommelier who most recently worked together at Portland restaurant as chef and sommelier. Expect a modern European menu with a big focus on matching wines with it. 

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Maryam's Cafe

In a nutshell: Persian food blogger opens her first restaurant in Chiswick
Where is it?
30 Chiswick High Road London W4 1TE
Why should you care?
Popular Persian food blogger and author Maryam Sinaiee has opened the doors of her first restaurant venture - a cafe on Chiswick High Road. 

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Chapel Down Gin Works

In a nutshell: Bar and gin distillery in King's Cross
Where is it?
Goods Way, Kings Cross, London N1C 4UR
Why should you care?
Chapel Down - best known as an English vineyard - have come to London with a new focus on their own gin. This bar and restaurant takes up prime position overlooking the canal in King's Cross and there's some great alfresco space planned too. 

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Opened in December 2018

Spiritland Royal Festival Hall

In a nutshell: South Bank gets a new all day eating and drinking spot
Where is it?
Belvedere Road, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Why should you care?
Spiritland's new Festival Hall digs gives as much importance to what's playing and how it sounds as what's being served up. Oh and it's open very late too. 

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Farzi Cafe

In a nutshell: Experimental Indian restaurant comes to London
Where is it?
8 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4BP
Why should you care?
Fancy a deconstructed shepherd's pie or a masala scotch egg? Then the London outpost of Farzi Cafe is for you. They're already big in India and now the restaurant with its experimental Indian cooking is coming to London.  

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Provisioners

In a nutshell: All day cafe for Tower Bridge
Where is it? 4 Queen Elizabeth Street, SE1 2LL
Why should you care?
Having opened Riding House Cafe and now running Blixen Clive Watson is well able to put together a lovely all day space so hopes for this new Tower Bridge hotel restaurant/cafe are high.

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Lost Boys Pizza

In a nutshell: Vampiric pizza in Camden
Where is it?
245 Eversholt Street, London NW1 1BA
Why should you care?
Lost Boys pizza (based on a certain 1980s film) has built up a following in Archway and now they're opening their second place in Camden. Expect black charcoal pizzas and also a basement absinth bar - with absinthe fountains. 

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Redemption Bar

In a nutshell: Healthy food on Seven Dials
Where is it?
15 Shorts Gardens / 2 Neal’s Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9AT.
Why should you care?
This is the third Redemption Bar to hit London, which focuses on healthy eating, including lots of vegan and gluten-free options. And there's an alcohol-free cocktail bar on top of that. 

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Yamagoya

In a nutshell: Ramen joint returns to Soho
Where is it?
64 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6LU
Why should you care?
Yamagoya ramen originally started as a pop-up upstairs at Shuang Shuang. Now they're back, taking over the main restaurant for good and are bringing their famed raindrop cake with them. 

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Omotesando Koffee

In a nutshell: Ultra cool Japanese coffee shop for Rathbone Square
Where is it?
Rathbone Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PB
Why should you care?
London's Rathbone Square is the first European opening for this cool coffee chain which originated as a one man spot in Tokyo. 

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Wild Food Cafe Islington

In a nutshell: A second site for the popular vegan restaurant
Where is it?
269-270 Upper Street, London, N1 2UQ
Why should you care?
Plant-based menus and vegan pizzas feature at this new Islington outpost. 

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Harlequin

In a nutshell: Seasonal British fare in Fulham for an ex-Harwood Arms and Ledbury chef
Where is it?
194 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW62UF
Why should you care?
James Erasmus - who comes via the Harwood Arms and the Ledbury - is offering a monthly-changing set menu drawing on his South African heritage and seasonal British produce. 

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Spuntino Heathrow

In a nutshell: Trendy Soho small plates in an airport.
Where is it? Heathrow Airport, Terminal 3
Why should you care?
From humble beginnings in 2011 to a Soho institution, Spuntino charmed Londoners with their American-inspired small plates and counter dining. Now, they’re taking things in a slightly different direction, with a second restaurant with a new brunch and takeaway menu - in Heathrow Terminal 3. 

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Art Yard Bar and Kitchen

In a nutshell: Blackfriars' restaurant scene gets a boost from this all day opening
Where is it?
2 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 9JU
Why should you care?
Bringing in chef Lee Streeton from 45 Jermyn Street shows this new Blackfriars all day spot means business. Tucked into the Bankside Hotel it features modern art everywhere and a menu that shows similar creativity. 

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Boxpark Wembley

In a nutshell: LOTS of dining in Wembley
Where is it? Olympic Way, Wembley
Why should you care?
They're already well established in Shoreditch and Croydon and now they've headed north-west as the latest Boxpark is at Wembley Park. You can expect 27 food and drink outlets, transforming the food scene in the area. 

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Din Tai Fung London

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse comes to London
Where is it?
Covent Garden and Centre Point
Why should you care?
The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant has finally arrived in London with steamed soup dumplings and lots more...

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Imperial Treasure

In a nutshell: Top Chinese restaurant group comes to St James
Where is it? 9-10 Waterloo Pl, St. James's, London SW1Y 4BE
Why should you care?
Imperial Treasure restaurants have been winning Michelin stars and more awards across Asia and now they've opened in London. Expect a Chinese fine dining experience in a luxe restaurant.

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Tamarind Mayfair (re-launch)

In a nutshell: Previously Michelin-starred restaurant reopens after a huge revamp
Where is it? 20 Queen St, Mayfair, London W1J 5PR
Why should you care?
They closed for eight months for a big revamp, so you can be sure the brand new Tamarind is something to watch. With chefs brought in from Amaya and Chutney Mary as well as a completely new design, they'll be looking to get that star back.

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Bao and Bing

In a nutshell: Taiwanese street-market inspired food in Marylebone
Where is it? 22 Paddington Street, London W1U 5QY
Why should you care?
This addition to Marylebone is inspired by the street-markets of Taiwan, and there's quite a lot more to it than bao buns (but they appear too). Expect waffle-like wheelcakes made to order and alcoholic ice lollies in the downstairs bar.

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Wild Rice and Mamasan

In a nutshell: Two Thai restaurants with different personalities in the same Soho spot
Where is it? 28 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0SR
Why should you care?
London's love affair with Thai food continues as a young Thai pair open a pair of new restaurants serving up different takes on Thai food in the same building on Brewer Street. (Soft launch to 14 December)

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Tonkotsu Ealing

In a nutshell: Ramen joy for W5
Where is it?
14 New Broadway, London W5 2XA
Why should you care?
The ramen group's 10th opening sees them taking over two floors of the Dickens Yard development in Ealing.

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Opened in November 2018

Calcutta Canteen by Darjeeling Express

In a nutshell: Asma Khan sets up a Bengali-inspired cafe
Where is it? 74 Broadwick Street, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care?
As Darjeeling Express goes from strength to strength, Asma Khan has a new venture ready. Calcutta Canteen is an all-day North Indian/Bengali-inspired cafe in Carnaby and the big focus will be on filled bread buns called Pau buns.

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Le Cellar

In a nutshell: Wine bar and tapas for Clerkenwell
Where is it? 130 St John Road, London EC1V 4JS
Why should you care?
The former wine buyer at Club and Cellar Gascon has come back to the area to open a wine and tapas bar on St John Street.

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Halo Burger

In a nutshell: Bleeding vegan burgers in Brixton
Where is it?
Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PQ
Why should you care?
The bleeding plant burger - aka the Beyond Burger - is getting a place all to itself in Brixton. The Beyond Burger is meant to be as close to looking at tasting like a real beef burger as possible - even with beetroot juice to represent, let's say a "rare" beef burger's look.

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Burger and Beyond

In a nutshell: Burgers in Shoreditch
Where is it?
147 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JE
Why should you care?
You'll have seen Burger and Beyond at street food markets all over town, and now they're settling down in Shoreditch. Expect all your favourite burgers and a lot more new additions too. (Soft launch to 2 December)

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Pucci

In a nutshell: Mediterranean fare in Mayfair
Where is it? 39 Maddox St, London W1S 1FX
Why should you care?
Tilly Turbett (ex-Gordon Ramsay group) will lead the kitchen at Pucci, cooking small plates and pizza at this new spot on Maddox Street.

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40 Zero

In a nutshell: All day cafe and bar for Camden folk
Where is it? 40 Parkway, Camden, London, NW1 7AH
Why should you care?
Given a grime-style makeover, this former Strada now aims to serve everything from morning coffee to late night espresso martinis.

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Bowls

In a nutshell: Bowl food in Soho
Where is it? 27 Saint Anne’s Court, Soho, London W1F 0BN
Why should you care?
This restaurant does what it says on the tin - it serves up bowl food. Those bowls will be inspired by worldwide cuisine, including the Caribbean, South America and South East Asia. 

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Kalifornia Kitchen

In a nutshell: Vegan food, ‘Kalifornia’-style
Where is it? 19 Percy Street, London W1T 1DY
Why should you care?
An all-day vegan cafe in Fitzrovia, eschewing junk food in favour of healthy, nutritious dishes. 

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Happy Face and Super max

In a nutshell: Pizza upstairs, cocktails and music downstairs in King's Cross
Where is it? 14-18 Handyside St, London N1C 4DN
Why should you care?
The team behind Spiritland are opening their second King's Cross venue over on Handyside Street, featuring a ground level pizza restaurant and basement late night licence cocktail bar. 

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LINO

In a nutshell: Ex-Dairy head chef opens all day restaurant by St Barts
Where is it? 90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7EB
Why should you care?
With the former head chef of The Dairy heading up the kitchen team, this new all day restaurant and cocktail bar in the City looks worth checking out. 

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Garden Room

In a nutshell: High rise bar and restaurant on Charing Cross Road with a view
Where is it? 10th Floor, Assembly Hotel, 27-31 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0LS
Why should you care?
The Bourne & Hollingsworth group are behind London's latest high rise opening. Garden Room at the Assembly Hotel promises amazing views over London with plants involved in the decor, food and even the cocktails. 

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Bodega Rita's

In a nutshell: The Rita's Dining team are doing a Coal Drops Yard deli and sandwich store
Where is it? Unit 114, Lower Stable Street, London N1C 4DR
Why should you care?
Fresh from their successful pop-up at Browns over the summer, Missy Flynn and Gabriel Pryce - the team behind everyone's favourite Rita's Dining - are opening a tiny deli and sandwich spot on Lower Stable Street in King's Cross.

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Kutir

In a nutshell: Gymkhana chef goes solo in Chelsea
Where is it? 10 Lincoln St, London SW3 2TS
Why should you care?
The chef and GM who headed up London's top Indian restaurants including Gymkhana and Jamavar are opening their first solo venture in Chelsea.  

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Brasserie of Light at Selfridges

In a nutshell: Caprice does Selfridges
Where is it? 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care?
The latest big new restaurant to open at Selfridges is the Brasserie of Light - their team-up with Caprice - the people behind The Ivy restaurants, Sexy Fish and lots more. And like Sexy Fish, this has a big old Damen Hirst installation front and centre.

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Buns and Buns

In a nutshell: US bread-themed restaurant is coming to Covent Gard
Where is it? 5 North Hall, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8RA
Why should you care?
Miami restaurateur Alex Zibi brings his ‘gastro-fast’ concept to London with a menu featuring bao, lobster rolls and more. 

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Roe

In a nutshell: Seafood in Pop Brixton
Where is it? Unit S38, Pop Brixton, 29 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ.
Why should you care?
Simon Whiteside originally opened Hook in Camden and now he's bringing his seafood expertise to Pop Brixton with his own restaurant, Roe. Expect sustainable seafood on an ever-changing menu that showcases his Irish influences. 

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Soho Wala

In a nutshell: Indian sharing plates in Soho
Where is it? 21 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HL
Why should you care?
The Courthouse Hotel in Soho is getting its own Indian restaurant from a chef with a background in Dinner by Heston and Nobu. 

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Anthracite

In a nutshell: King's Cross gets its first martini bar 
Where is it? 1st Floor, Great Northern Hotel, King's Cross Station, Pancras Road, London, N1C 4TB
Why should you care?
Opening up at The Great Northern Hotel is this three roomed martini bar with fabulous views over the area and everything to entice martini lovers to King's Cross. 

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Yen Burger

In a nutshell: Asian-style burgers with a health slant
Where is it? 1B Southwark Street, London SE1 1RQ
Why should you care?
Yen Nguyen is bringing her East-meets-West burger chain idea to life, featuring ingredients like shiso, edamame and kimchi on gluten-free buns from Bread Ahead. 

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Fortnum and Mason at The Royal Exchange

In a nutshell: Iconic food store expands to the City
Where is it? The Royal Exchange, Bank, London EC3V 3LR
Why should you care?
London's iconic food store, Fortnum & Mason has opened two spots in The Royal Exchange in the City - a food hall and a restaurant and bar space. 

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Market Halls Victoria

In a nutshell: Next level food court in Victoria
Where is it? Terminus Pl, Victoria, London
Why should you care?
After the success of Market Halls Fulham, the same people hasve opened their next big food hall. This time it's in Victoria, where they're taking over a big Victorian building right in front of the station. The Marksman, Roti King and more are involved... 

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The White Haus

In a nutshell: Alpine-themed pub in Farringdon
Where is it? 17 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4AB
Why should you care?
Hippo Inns are turning three floors of Farringdon pub into an après ski fest of schnitzels, Alpine beer and hot toddies.

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Cakes and Bubbles

In a nutshell: Desserts from the world’s best pastry chef
Where is it? Hotel Cafe Royal, 10 Air St, Soho, London W1B 4DY
Why should you care?
After a successful pop-up a few years ago, Albert Adrià has returned to London for good with an all-dessert restaurant in the swanky Hotel Cafe Royal. 

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Grays and Feather

In a nutshell: Sparkling wines in Covent Garden
Where is it?
26 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD
Why should you care?
With a wine merchants business and a stall on the South Bank under their belt, Grays and Feather are opening their first wine bar. And it's all devoted to sparkling wines.

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Cérès

In a nutshell: Popup turns permanent as Kickstarter funds Stoke Newington restaurant
Where is it? 74 Green Lanes, London N16 9EJ
Why should you care?
Inspired by her Sicilian and Provencal grandmothers, the chef behind this Newington Green restaurant has used Kickstarter to move from pop up to permanent. 

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Hicce

In a nutshell: Wood-fired food from a former Murano chef
Where is it?
Coal Drops Yard, King's Cross
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's brimming with British flavours via Norway and Japan.

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Fare Bar and Canteen

In a nutshell: The Sager and Wilde team mix it up
Where is it? Morelands Building, 5-23 Old St, London EC1V 9HL
Why should you care?
They've one of the highest rated wine bars in London, launched a new-look bar at the Corinthia, and now the team behind Sager and Wilde are coming to Old Street. Expect a canteen, bar and restaurant all-in-one.

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Diogenes The Dog

In a nutshell: A new wine bar and shop for Elephant & Castle
Where is it? 96 Rodney Road, London SE17 1BG
Why should you care?
Lesser-known wines and regions are the focus at this new venture from Sonny Hodge. 

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Onima

In a nutshell: Mykonos comes to Mayfair
Where is it? 1-3 Avery Row, Mayfair, London W1K 4AJ
Why should you care?
This Mykonos-inspired restaurant is a five-storey affair in Mayfair, mixing restaurant, bar and private club. And it has what sounds like a pretty great roof terrace too. 

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Pachamama East

In a nutshell: A Shoreditch location for the popular Peruvian joint.
Where is it? 73 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3DT
Why should you care?
The team behind the original Pachamama in Marylebone and Chicama in Chelsea are bringing Pachamama to Shoreditch, with some Asian influences as well as Peruvian. 

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Tapas Brindisa Battersea

In a nutshell: A sixth branch of the popular tapas chain with views over the river Thames
Where is it? Unit 25, Battersea Power Station, 25 Circus Road West, SW11 8NN
Why should you care?
Marking the 30th anniversary of Brindisa, the latest outpost is part of the Battersea Power Station development. Aside from the spectacular setting and views, we can expect the usual impeccably-sourced Spanish produce, plus a dedicated cheese and charcuterie bar. 

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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).

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Artisan

In a nutshell: Modern Italian in the heart of Notting Hill
Where is it? 271 Portobello Rd, London W11 1LR
Why should you care?
The team behind nearby Japanese restaurant UKAI are behind this new Italian spot which incorporates a few Asian flavours too.

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