Previously Burger and Beyond were at street food markets all over town before they settled down in Shoreditch. Their best burgers are on offer here, all covered in execllent toppings lime marronaise and more. Their small plates action is pretty good too and the truffled tater tots are some of the best in town.
Having opened Riding House Cafe and now runnning Blixen Clive Watson is now running this all-day space in Tower Bridge.
Popular steak chain Flat Iron have opened their sixth steakhouse. The Tooley Street restaurant has an indoor garden theme. And steak, of course.
Atul Kochhar's first new restaurant after Benares is this Mayfair spot focusing on lesser-known Indian dishes.
Critic reviews - total score out of 10
The former executive sushi chef at Zuma has opened a tiny sushi restaurant in the Television Centre at White City development. With just 15 seats expect, this is already one of the hottest tickets in the area.Reopening date TBC
The team responsible for The Culpeper in Aldgate have a new project - they've opened this pub and hotel on Brick Lane which has a residents-only rooftop terrace.
Having built up a fanbase at the Boxparks in Shoreditch and Croydon, street food traders Coqfighter are taking on Soho with their hugely popular fried chicken.
Critic reviews - total score 5.5 out of 10
Fresh from Dubai comes Ruya and chef Colin Clague, bringing some of the region’s finest traditional food given a contemporary, sophisticated twist that's well suited to the restaurant’s ritzy location.
After winning an episode of the BBC's Million Pound Menu, street food legends Baba Gs have finally settled down with their own restaurant in Camden. They have their famed burgers and some brand new dishes too.
This is new restaurant at the Bulgari Hotel (yes, the one that's related to the top end brand) in Knightsbridge. Itt's run by the same group that runs Scarpetta in New York (and a few more restaurants worldwide). Sette is an upscale Italian restaurant, taking in some influences from its American cousins.
Moved from its original Mayfair location, the new Wild Honey is bigger and swankier - but still has some of the favourite dishes from the original on the menu. Expect French cuisine with a modern touch.
This sister restaurant to the London Shell Co.'s cruising restaurant is a permanently moored barge by Paddington Central serving up seafood and sparkling wine.
The Thomas Cubitt is the one of the Belgravia outposts for the Cubitt House Group, situated in a Regency townhouse. It combines a ground-floor pub with a more upmarket upstairs dining room.
The huge Standard hotel comes with not one, but two ground floor drinking spaces. Run by ex-Pachamama chef Adam Rawson, there will be Isla (focusing on British coastal cuisine) and the more British pub/dive bar Double Standard.
If you're a fan of Flat Iron's steak great value steak, then you'll be very pleased to hear they're opening a new branch in Spitalfields - which will be very handy for city-folk.
This is the sister restaurant to the Jones Family Project in Shoreditch. There's an emphasis on grilled meat and fish and they pride themselves on the provenance of their food - with steaks from Ginger Pig and they use Flying Fish to bring in day boat fish from Cornwall.
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.
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.
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
From the team behind Chisou this is a modern sushi restaurant serving up contemporary combos so don't be surprised to find items like chilli ponzu jelly or truffled teriyaki sauce on the menu.
Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10
Tom Oldroyd's follow-up project to his neighbourhood restaurant in Islington is a Hackney pub serving up French dishes created with British seasonal produce and he has serious plans for a Sunday roast too.
Critic reviews - total score 2.5 out of 10
With restaurants in all the key globetrotting hotspots - NYC, Miami, Dubai etc - a London branch was way overdue for this upscale international chain.
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10
Best known for their fishmongers in Islington, South Kensington and East Dulwich, this is a restaurant adjacent to their East Dulwich operation. Expect a seafood menu that makes the most of that location.
Another Brixton success story (it started at Pop Brixton), locals were thrilled that they chose to open a prime site near its humble origins. it takes up two arches - the first arch offering a space to sit at the bar, have a snack or wait for a table in the second arch. There's a seasonal, ever-changing Indian inspired menu, including a wide range of vegetarian dishes alongside their famous Keralan fried chicken.
Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10
This cosy pan-Balkan restaurant serves delicious plates of food from this otherwise relatively under-represented part of the world. There’s always a buzz here, with tables packed in tight for a taste of the daily-changing menu of dishes that take you on a journey. Thankfully, they often revisit some of their favourites that have achieved near-cult status, such as their courgette fritters and their grilled quail.
In addition to its Press for Pisco button, this larger follow-up to the Covent Garden original sticks to the general Peruvian Nikkei vibe - expect to find all the usual favourites (like their amazing smores) on the menu along with new baos and more.
They already have a kebab restaurant in Battersea, and now they've arrived on Islington's Upper Street. BabaBoom are serving up all their favourite kebabs with meat and vegetables cooked over coal and some cracking Middle Eastern sides too.
There is something really fun about this Italian restaurant. It started as a rooftop pop-up before opening a permanent site built on a sharing ethos and emphasis on seasonal, sustainable ingredients. Their pasta is all handmade and creatively topped while their meat and vegetables are great too. Try their Custardo™ (yes, they trademarked it) – an espresso mixed with custard. Delicious.
This former multi-storey car park plays host to everything from yoga studios to clothes retailers but its 6th floor is about the food. At the time of writing, notable are Zephyr Burger – gorgeous California-style smashed patties using dry-aged meat from Nathan Mills at The Butchery. Also great is Hao Hao Chi who serve delicious dumplings. Their Spicy Sesame Noodle Salad is superb.
One of the oldest pie & mash shops in London, this branch of the Manze empire opened in 1927. Still in the original family’s hands, it’s renowned for its pies, mashed potato and liquor, as well as their jellied or stewed eels. Walking inside feels like stepping back in time with chilli vinegar on the table and white-clothed friendly staff.