Upcoming UK restaurants, opening soon across the country

Here's our guide to the very best restaurants opening soon across the entire country (outside of London, which you'll find here). Also see - our guide to new and recently opened UK restaurants.

Scallop at Nest Farmhouse

Native at Pensons

Worcestershire - Pensons Yard, Tenbury Wells WR15 8RT

After closing in London, Native has landed on the Worcestershire/Herefordshire border to take over the restaurant at Pensons. As ever, they'll be taking a hyper-seasonal approach using local suppliers with dishes including a nasturtium taco (lamb tartar & oyster leaf). As well as the restaurant you'll be able to stroll through the courtyard and kitchen garden and greenhouses.

Opening: May 2024


Garden Table at Lilac

Dorset - 57-58 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset

This is a new part of Lilac by chef Harriet Mansell and it will open in a hidden area behind her current restaurant. A chef's table experience, set in a "woodland-like" setting in the courtyard, the menu will be focused on wild and foraged food with every element being picked by the chef. That food will be plant-forward, showcasing vegetables with smaller elements of wild fish and wild meat.

Opening: May 2024



Edinburgh - 10-12 Bonnington Road, EH6 5JD

This comes from Roberta Hall-McCarron, chef-patron of Edinburgh’s The Little Chartroom and Eleanore. It's an all-day venue that starts with a brunch that includes a beef haggis tattie scone with fried duck egg and brown sauce, with dishes throughout the day including merguez pâté en croûte and a fish finger sandwich with mussel curry sauce and kohlrabi slaw.

Opening: May 2024


Nest Farmhouse

Norfolk - Docking Lodge Farm, King's Lynn PE31 8FP

The team behind Restaurant St Barts and Nest are opening a farmhouse restaurant in a restored cattle shed. The menu here will feature local and foraged ingredients from the North Norfolk coastline with dishes that they say will "highlight the excellence of British produce". There's even a small pond nearby where they'll be serving waterside drinks.

Opening: 5 June 2024



Liverpool - 29a Hope St, Liverpool L1 9BQ

Former Rothay Manor chef and 2021 Great British Menu winner Dan McGeorge is going it alone with this small fine-dining restaurant. Here it's all about British cooking interspersed with Nordic and Asian flavour influences with dishes including cod with kohlrabi, sake and Seabeet.

Opening: Spring 2024



Margate - 9 The Centre, Margate, Kent CT9 1JG

This is a new neighbourhood restaurant, wine bar & bottle shop and it's the first venture from ex-Jamie Oliver hospitality pro Ryan Jacovides. He's brought in MasterChef 2015 finalist Tony Rodd (ex-Copper & Ink) to run a low-waste, gluten-free menu with crab doughnuts, chorizo madeleines and barbecued langoustine tails on the menu.

Opening: Spring 2024



Cardiff - 186-188 Kings Rd, Pontcanna, Cardiff CF11 9DF

Previously a pop-up, this is a restaurant from ex-Fat Duck chef Tom Waters, where the goal is to celebrate fishermen, growers, farmers and local artisans and most of the food comes from Wales. Recent menus have included dishes like scallop with honey butter, chicken fat and grilled onion bearnaise as well as buttermilk bread with sea lettuce butter.

Opening: Spring 2024



Glasgow - 19 New Kirk Rd, Bearsden, Glasgow G61 3SJ

Chef Gary Townsend has worked at L’Enclume, Restaurant San Bains and most recently at One Devonshire Gardens (which won 3 AA Rosettes). Now he's opening his own restaurant which is a fine-dining affair, with ingredients specifically sourced from Scotland’s producers and farmers. It's a small 40-seater restaurant with both a la carte and tasting menus (including a vegan tasting menu).

Opening: Spring 2024


The Garden, Cobham

Surrey - Downside Rd, Cobham KT11 3LU

Following up the massive hit that is The Devonshire, Ashley Palmer-Watts will be opening a high-end restaurant, wine bar, cafe and bakery at this restored walled garden site. That garden will be supplying much of the produce too.

Opening: Spring 2024



Manchester - Hanover Building, Corporation Street, Manchester M4 4AH

He's worked for a long time at Simon Rogan's restaurants and now chef Tom Barnes is going it alone in Manchester. It will remain linked to Simon Rogan's Umbel Restaurants, sourcing produce from Cartmel, but is Barnes' own venture. It'll be a tasting menu experience but the chef says he's aiming to "remove some of the seriousness" from that. 

Opening: Spring 2024


Pearly Cow

Brighton - 124 King's Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FY

Opening inside the new Brighton Guest House hotel, this will be the third Pearly Cow (after York and Margate). As with those restaurants, it's all about the produce from around the British Isles, with a big focus on open-fire cooking. Dishes include the signature Pearly Cow, which is a 45-day aged fillet of beef tartare, oyster cream, beef jam, Exmoor caviar and charred sourdough. They'll have a private dining room here too.

Opening: Late summer / Autumn 2024



Manchester - 3 Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3EB

The team behind Tattu are opening a combo restaurant and musical venue, which they say is an "ode to classic New York restaurants". The menu here will be a Mediterranean one from a New York viewpoint, backed up by a fresh pasta workshop, all on a backdrop of live music.

Opening: Autumn 2024



Manchester - 37 Peter Street , Manchester, M2 5GB

Blacklock is heading outside of London for the first time ever. They're bringing their chops and steaks (and huge Sunday roast) to the basement of a Grade II listed building in the city and new dishes are promised too.

Opening: Autumn 2024



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