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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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 28 June 2019 (Soft launch to 30 June)

 

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 are coming to Borough, and this one will have a cocktail bar. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? June 2019

 

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 second restaurant to be announced in the fancy Manhattan Loft Gardens in Stratford. It's an all-day brasserie that should have a very impressive look - coupled with an enviable outside space. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June 2019

 

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 is going to offer a single tasting menu every night using Modern French fine dining techniques. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? June/July 2019

 

July 2019

Ilsa 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?
This hotel just opposite St Pancras will have a pretty stunning glass extension as well as burgers on the ground floor from Adam Rawson. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 11 July 2019

 

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 open their second restaurant in Borough called Flor. This time it's part wine bar and part bakery. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 11 July 2019

 

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 being revived with Henry Harris and ex-St John chef Ruairidh Summers in charge of the food. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

Moncks of Dover Stree

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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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 is getting a next-level wine bar, open all day with space for meetings and a lovely waterside terrace. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

Allegra

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

When can you try it for yourself? 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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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 is getting a dining and drinking emporium, mixing Aussie coffee know-how with South American food inspiration. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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 are next bringing their pizzas out east to Canary Wharf. Expect all the pizzas from the original, all made with organic ingredients. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

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 will have a menu of Chinese-influenced noodle dishes as well as an evening menu of seasonal mains. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

Project TÓU

In a nutshell: Katsu sandos from the best in the business
Where is it?
Centre Point
Why should you care?
TA TA Eatery are renowned for serving up the very best katsu sandos in town. And now they're opening London's first katsu sando shop - which will also be open for late night snacks. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? July 2019

 

August 2019

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're opening in London. Expect a variety of eggs in buns all day long. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 7 August 2019

 

Mamma Mia The Party

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

When can you try it for yourself? 29 August 2019

 

September 2019

Davies and Brook at Claridge's

In a nutshell: Hugely influential NYC chef comes to iconic London hotel
Where is it?
Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR
Why should you care?
This sees Daniel Humm take over the main restaurant at Claridge's. With his Eleven Madison Park regularly touted as one of the very best restaurants in New York (not to mention topping the World's 50 Best list), the expectations for this London opening are sky-high. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2019

 

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 tun all the food side of things at this new London hotel - right opposite his old boss Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? September 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2019

 

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 are teaming up to create a new restaurant in Fitzrovia called Norma. Expect a Sicilian menu with Moorish influences. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2019

 

Bar Douro City

In a nutshell: Portuguese wine bar in the City
Where is it?
1 Finsbury Ave, London EC2M 2PF
Why should you care?
The original Bar Douro in Flat Iron Square (near London Bridge) has proven such a hit that they're getting ready to open a second. This time they'll be bringing their Portuguese wine and food to a big new development near Broadgate. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? September 2019

 

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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? September 2019

 

November 2019

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 gearing up for their next opening. The restaurant will be near the top of a big new building on Fenchurch St. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? November 2019

 

December 2019

Nusr-Et Steakhouse

In a nutshell: Salt Bae comes to London
Where is it?
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, 101 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RN
Why should you care?
"Salt Bae" was briefly very famous indeed as his steak salt spreading antics went viral in 2016. Now he's bringing that steak empire to London.  Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? December 2019

 

Also in 2019

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2019

 

Dai Tin Fung at Centre Point

In a nutshell: Taiwanese steamed bun powerhouse - plus queue
Where is it?
Centre Point
Why should you care?
The hugely popular Taiwanese dumpling restaurant is opening its second location in London already - which should really help with those queues at the first. Expect steamed soup dumplings and lots more...  Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2019

 

Caviar Kaspia

In a nutshell: Iconic Parisian restaurant returns to London
Where is it?
1a Chesterfield St, Mayfair, London W1J 5JF
Why should you care?
Returning after an absence of many years, Caviar Kaspia is bringing back its luxury menu to London's Mayfair. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2019

 

Dominique Ansel Covent Garden

In a nutshell: The New York cronut creator opens a second London cafe in the heart of Covent Garden
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Ever since he opened in London Ansel's bakery has been packed - so expect fans to follow him here to Covent Garden, particularly if there's a new menu of cakes to try. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2019

 

Great Scotland Yard Hotel

In a nutshell: The Dairy go to the Yard
Where is it?
3-5 Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HW
Why should you care?
Next up from Robin Gill and The Dairy team is the new Great Scotland Yard hotel in Mayfair. He and the team will be in charge of the food, cocktails, bakery and more. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late summer 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Late summer 2019

 

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 prepares to open 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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2019

 

Jonny Lake restaurant

In a nutshell: Ex Fat Duck chef goes it alone
Where is it?
London Bridge, 36 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London SE1 3SU
Why should you care? Taking over the ex-Londrino space is 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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2019

 

Mathura

In a nutshell: Atul Kochhar goes big
Where is it?
4 Greycoat Place, Westminster, London SW1P 1BN
Why should you care?
Following up from the opening of Kanishka in Mayfair, Atul Kochhar has taken over a huge space in Westminster for his next restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Autumn 2019

 

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. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

H.O.M.E. (working title)

In a nutshell: Jason Atherton's smallest restaurant
Where is it?
8-10 Pollen St, Mayfair, London W1S 1NQ
Why should you care?
Jason Atherton is opening a much smaller restaurant than usual. This one will be a 16-seater, tight next door to Pollen Street Social and offer an ever changing menu based on Atherton's travel across the globe. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

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 coming back! Soon to be Dandy Cafe and restaurant, they've kicked off a crowdfunding campaign to launch a new permanent place on Maltby Street. And they'll have their own brewery too... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Pacific

In a nutshell: Shaun Presland comes to London
Where is it?
8-10 Lower James St, Soho, London W1F 9EL
Why should you care?
Top Australian chef Shaun Presland is coming to London, opening in Soho (in the former Foxlow spot). Expect a similar style of Japanese cooking to his Australian restaurants. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

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're opening a second market - Mercato Mayfair. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

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 are opening 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... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Bar Jaleo

In a nutshell: Paella bar from Rambla chef
Where is it?
Old Compton Street, Soho
Why should you care?
Victor Garvey launches his next restaurant. It's still Spanish but this time it's dedicated to paella. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Darling

In a nutshell: Wine, cocktails, and modern European plates in Dalston
Where is it? Dalston TBC
Why should you care?
This is the first solo project from Charlotte Wilde, following her departure from Sager + Wilde, which she co-founded with Michael Sager. Other than a wine list designed by Charlotte, she’s pulled in a great team including Tom Soden (Nine Lives) in charge of cocktails and Dan Wilson (Dandy) in the kitchen. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

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. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Mamarosa

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Roast Kitchen

In a nutshell: Roast meat in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
Address TBC
Why should you care?
Roast Kitchen is a more laid-back version of the Roast restaurant that's been very popular in Borough Market for over a decade. Expect roast meats to be a big thing... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Eataly

In a nutshell: Italian worldwide phenomenon
Where is it?
135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD
Why should you care?
The Italian food and wine marketplace confirms their first London opening will be in the heart of the City at Broadgate. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019

 

Wool Yard

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

When can you try it for yourself? 2019 (TBC)

 

Kol

In a nutshell: Noma Mexico chef comes to London
Where is it?
Central London - location TBC
Why should you care?
He was the man behind the launch of Noma Mexico and now Santiago Lastra is opening his own restaurant in London called Kol. It'll feature Mexican cuisine with UK ingredients. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

The Market

In a nutshell: Workplace canteen by day, food hall and restaurant by night
Where is it?
22 Bishopsgate, London
Why should you care?
The next people to get into the food hall business are The YBF's. They're teaming up with Rhubarb for this huge new food and drink area inside the big 22 Bishopsgate development. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

M at Newfoundland

In a nutshell: Steaks in a tower
Where is it?
Newfoundland Quay, Canary Wharf, London.
Why should you care?
The latest M restaurant and their menu of steak and grills is coming to the new Newfoundland tower in Canary Wharf. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Nobu Hotel Marylebone

In a nutshell: Nobu goes west
Where is it?
22 Portman Square, Marylebone, London W1H 7BG, UK
Why should you care?
This is the second Nobu hotel in London (after the first in Shoreditch). Expect a high-end place to stay as well as a new Nobu restaurant featuring the usual Japanese, Peruvian and other South American menu from Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

NoMad London

In a nutshell: Top NYC hotel comes to London (with added Daniel Humm)
Where is it?
4 Bow St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7AT
Why should you care?
This hotel is taking over Bow Street Magistrates Court in Covent Garden, and is the London outpost of a popular NYC hotel. And it'll also have food from Daniel Humm, the chef behind World's Best restautant 11 Madison Park. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Summer 2020

 

Rumours

And there's more...

Other upcoming London restaurant openings and rumours

  • A new Market Hall is coming to Canary Wharf - but not until late 2020.
  • The team behind Caravan are looking to open a new restaurant on the King's Road.
  • L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon may have closed, but the group are planning to open a new restaurant in London.
  • Corbin and King are looking to open a huge restaurant in Soho.
  • London's getting a new high-rise that could host the city's highest restaurant.
  • Brighton's Silo is looking to open in London this year.
  • Apparently, the main MASH in London is getting revamped as a DC comics destination.
  • Yosma is on the move - bringing their Istanbul-inspired tavern from Baker Street to Soho.
  • They came out top in Million Pound Menu and now BBQ Dreamz are getting ready to open a permanent restaurant in London.
  • After closing in Finsbury Park, Gilly's Fry bar is on the hunt for a central London location.
  • Time Out Market is coming to Waterloo - but not until 2021
  • According to an interview with Richard Caring, Sexy Fish could be expanding with Sexy Dragon and Sexy Elephant.
  • Portland's Merlin Labron-Johnson is looking to set up his own restaurant in 2019
  • Looking for the next Coal Drops Yards? It could be Borough Yards.
  • The Cheese Bar is hoping to open a second venue in London with crowdfunding.
  • The Wagyumafia are bringing their VERY expensive sandwiches to London - with both a sandwich shop and a butcher's kitchen.
  • The famed Gary Usher could finally be opening in London.
  • Apparently Simon Parker-Bowles is planning to relaunch Greens.
  • Elizabeth Haigh, previously head chef at Pidgin, is opening her own place in 2019.
  • Russell Norman's Mishkin's is apparently making a comeback, this time coming to a space near Bank station.
  • When it opens, the Trellis skyscraper will have a high-rise restaurant.
  • Where still waiting to hear what Fatty Crab has planned for London.
  • The old US embassy in Mayfair is going to be revamped into a new luxury hotel and restaurant.
  • Peruvian chef Gaston Acurio, previously at Astrid Y Gaston, is looking to bring a new restaurant to London similar to Le Mar.
  • San Francisco's Tartine will be coming to London as soon as they find a location.
  • STK is said to be opening a second restaurant in Canary Wharf and another in the City.

 

 

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