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December 2019

Bancone Soho

In a nutshell: Pasta bar mark II
Where is it?
10 Lower James St, Soho, London W1F 9EL
Why should you care?
After a big success with the original in Covent Garden, fresh pasta bar Bancone is growing - opening a second restaurant in Soho. Expect classic pasta dishes, a new cocktail bar and more... Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 14 December 2019

 

Casa do Frango Shoreditch

In a nutshell: Piri Piri chicken goes east
Where is it?
3 King John Court, Shoreditch Village, EC2A 3EZ
Why should you care?
One of our readers' favourite restaurants in town is coming to Shoreditch. Expect their amazing piri piri chicken, brand new Portuguese dishes and piri piri beer too. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 16 December 2019

 

Raj of Islington

In a nutshell: Indian takeover on Holloway Road
Where is it?
359 Holloway Rd, London N7 0RN
Why should you care?
Kensington based restaurant chain heads north of the river to bring their take on classic Indian dishes to Holloway Road. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early December 2019

 

Boom Bap Burger

In a nutshell: Burgers and beats in Bethnal Green
Where is it?
252 Paradise Row, London E2 9LE
Why should you care?
They've been big in Tooting Market and now Boom Bap Burger have found a permanent home in Bethnal Green for their mix of burgers and hip-hop. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? December 2019

 

Barbie Green

In a nutshell: The brunch masters come to Barbican
Where is it?
2 London Wall Place, Barbican, London EC2Y 5AU
Why should you care?
This restaurant is the latest from the Daisy Green group and it sounds like they've got an excellent location just outside Barbican. And yes, they will have the all-day Aussie brunch. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? December 2019

 

Big Fernand

In a nutshell: Paris burger chain returns to London
Where is it?
39 Thurloe Place, South Kensington, SW7 2HP
Why should you care?
After an initial attempt at cracking the London market in 2015, French burger chain Big Fernand is back, attempting to woo Francophiles in South Kensington and hoping to replicate their successful business in France and also the UAE. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? December 2019

 

Also - maybe - in 2019

L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele Soho

In a nutshell: Top Neapolitan pizza in Soho
Where is it?
44 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4TY
Why should you care?
L'Antica Pizzeria Da Michele are opening their second London restaurant in Soho - and you can expect the same huge (and hugely popular) Neapolitan pizzas from the original. Plus fries pizzas if carbs just aren't enough... Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2019/2020

 

January 2020

Ampéli

In a nutshell: Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia
Where is it?
18 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LZ
Why should you care?
Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street may have lost the second outlet of Peruvian restaurant Señor Ceviche but will gain a Greek newcomer in its place. Ampéli is a new Eastern Mediterranean inspired restaurant with a strong focus on Greek wines. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 15 January 2020

 

Muse

In a nutshell: Tom Aikens returns to fine dining
Where is it?
38 Groom Place, London SW1X 7BA
Why should you care?
Chef Tom Aikens has been out of the fine dining game for a while, but his new Belgravia restaurant seems him return to that with a tasting menu inspired by his life so far. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 15 January 2020

 

Colette

In a nutshell: Home-style cooking in Chelsea
Where is it?
315 Fulham Road, London SW10 9QH
Why should you care?
Colette is a traiteur and deli on Fulham Road that's looking to bring a sense of home cooking to Chelsea. With an ex-Ritz chef in charge they'll be serving up a seasonal menu and running a deli for take outs. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Baraka

In a nutshell: Turkish cooking in The City
Where is it?
1 Finsbury Avenue, Unit 4, London EC2M 2PF
Why should you care?
Baraka is an all-day restaurant cooking Anatolian cuisine in their stone oven or as open-flame Mangal cooking. Expect mezza, tagine, kebabs and their own baklava. Plus a handy terrace. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Pastaio Westfield

In a nutshell: Pasta goes west
Where is it?
Unit 1032, Lower Southern Terrace, Westfield White City, London W12 7GF
Why should you care?
This is the second of Stevie Parle's fresh pasta bars, following the original in Soho. Expect affordable fresh pasta and this time they'll also have some cheesy soft serve. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

Firebrand Clerkenwell

In a nutshell: Pizzeria and cafe in Clerkenwell
Where is it?
84-86 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4QY
Why should you care?
Firebrand pizza has won a lot of fans in its original Marylebone site - and now they're opening a second pizzeria in Clerkenwell. But that's not all, as they're also opening Diggs, an all-day cafe next door. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

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? January 2020

 

Oklava Bakery + Wine

In a nutshell: Kyseri transforms into a Turkey Cypriot all-day bakery and restaurant
Where is it?
64 Grafton Way, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5DP
Why should you care?
Having announced plans to close Kyseri, Selin Kiazim and Laura Christie have revealed that their new space will be open from breakfast onwards and will focus on Selin's bread and pastry making skills. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? January 2020

 

February 2020

Chuku's

In a nutshell: Contemporary Nigerian tapas in Tottenham
Where is it?
274 High Road, Tottenham, London, N15 4RR
Why should you care?
Chuku’s has found a permanent home to serve its signature Nigerian dishes, plus a new drinks menu. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Goods Way

In a nutshell: Music, drinks and street food in King's Cross
Where is it?
11 Goods Way, King’s Cross London, N1C 4UR
Why should you care?
The team behind Flat Iron Yard are heading to King's Cross for their next multi-purpose venue which will serve up live music, American drinks and street food. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Akoko

In a nutshell: West African flavours with British ingredients
Where is it?
21 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3LP
Why should you care?
Akoko is the first project from last year’s Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila. He'll be opening this West-African influenced restaurant in Fitztovia. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

Hoppers King's Cross

In a nutshell: Sri Lankan in King's Cross
Where is it?
Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1C 4AG
Why should you care?
Hoppers, the Sri Lankan and South Indian street food-influenced restaurant, is opening a third restaurant in London, following the success of its Soho and St Christopher’s Place outlets. Its Pancras Square venue in Kings Cross will be home to a menu exclusive to that site and the biggest bar of its venues. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

The Londoner

In a nutshell: Super boutique hotel for Leicester Square
Where is it?
Whitcomb Street, London WC2H 7DT
Why should you care?
Leicester Square's food and drink scene gets an injection of cool with this upcoming hotel promising a rooftop bar with firepits, two Odeon luxe cinemas and a signature all day restaurant. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? February 2020

 

March 2020

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? March 2020

 

Little Kudu

In a nutshell: Peckham's Kudu team expands
Where is it?
117 Queens Road, SE15 2EZ
Why should you care?
Little Kudu will open its doors right next door to Peckham hit Kudu. It's a no-reservations tapas restaurant and wine bar with an open kitchen and room for just over 30 diners. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? March 2020

 

More in 2020

Noble Rot Soho

In a nutshell: Noble Rot takes over the Gay Hussar
Where is it?
2 Greek St, Soho, London W1D 4NB
Why should you care?
A truly iconic Soho restaurant is revived by the team behind Noble Rot who are promising to be custodians of its history but bring the menu fully into the 21st century. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

Manzi's

In a nutshell: Corbin & King's new Soho restaurant pays homage to the legendary Manzi's fish restaurant
Where is it?
1 Bateman's Buildings, Soho, London W1D 3EN
Why should you care?
Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

The Connaught Grill

In a nutshell: The Connaught looks to its history for its next restaurant opening
Where is it?
Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL
Why should you care?
Carving out space on the hotel's ground floor, The Connaught is bringing back its legendary restaurant The Connaught Grill with Jean-Georges Vongerichten providing a modern take on grill room classics. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Spring 2020

 

CoCo Ichibanya

In a nutshell: Japanese curry house MK II
Where is it?
39 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1DL
Why should you care?
Curry and rice are primarily the order of the day at the latest London outpost of this huge Japanese curry chain. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2020

 

Mo Diner

In a nutshell: Momo opens a diner next door
Where is it?
23 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BH
Why should you care?
Next door to Momo in Mayfair (and referred to as its "playful cousin") Mo Diner takes the American diner concept on a spin through the Med - both with the look and the twist to all the food. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? Early 2020

 

Louie

In a nutshell: A US chef and a Parisian restaurateur are hoping to make London their new home
Where is it?
13-15 West St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NE
Why should you care?
New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Taka

In a nutshell: Taka takes over Providores.
Where is it?
Taka, 109 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4RX
Why should you care?
A replacement has been announced for chef Peter Gordon’s popular Marylebone restaurant The Providores, following its closure after 18 years. Japanese restaurant Taka will open its second site there. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

Maison Francois

In a nutshell: French brasserie in St James
Where is it?
36 Duke Street, St James's, St. James's, London SW1Y 6DF
Why should you care?
Taking the former address of Greens, Maison Francois will be a brasserie and wine room. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

The Patate

In a nutshell: Beefy French pop-up goes permanent
Where is it?
323 Kentish Town Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 2AA
Why should you care?
They've been serving up their beef bourguignon buns across town and now The Patate are about to settle down with their first permanent restaurant in Kentish Town. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

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? 2020

 

Pacific

In a nutshell: Shaun Presland comes to London
Where is it?
TBC
Why should you care?
Top Australian chef Shaun Presland is coming to London, opening in Soho, with a permanent place after his 10 Heddon Street residency is done. Expect a similar style of Japanese cooking to his Australian restaurants. Find out more.

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Padella Shoreditch

In a nutshell: London's best pasta doubles up
Where is it?
1 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4PS
Why should you care?
They're hugely popular in Borough - probably with London's longest queue/wait time - and now Padella is gearing up for its second site. Find out more

When can you try it for yourself? 2020

 

Din Tai 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? 2020

 

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? 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

 

Chyna and Yau Grilling

In a nutshell: Alan Yau in Canary Wharf
Where is it?
Wardian London, Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP
Why should you care?
Alan Yau is opening two restaurants at this huge Canary Wharf building - one of which he's billing as a "Chinese River Cafe". 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

  • som saa are crowdfunding for a new restaurant.
  • Apparently Salt Bae is now thinking of opening a burger restaurant in London as well as his steakhouse
  • Big Mamma (the people behind Gloria and Circolo Popolare) are opening a third restaurant in Covent Garden
  • Wendy's is making a return to London, probably some time in 2020.
  • Charlotte Wilde is looking for a new location for Darling
  • It looks like a new 28:50 is coming to Covent Garden.
  • Bao is coming to King's Cross
  • The site that used to be the original Wild Honey is due to be a dim-sum restaurant from the people behind Goodman and Burger and Lobster.
  • Violet Bakery are opening a new wine bar in 2020.
  • Praise be - huge Irish fast-food chain Supermac's is planning to come to London.
  • Corbin and King will be opening a restaurant in Notting Hill.
  • Apparently JKS, the people behind Brigadiers, are opening new pubs - one supposed to be a partnership with James Knappett.
  • A new Market Hall is coming to Canary Wharf - but not until late 2020.
  • London's getting a new high-rise that could host the city's highest restaurant.
  • 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.
  • Looking for the next Coal Drops Yards? It could be Borough Yards.
  • The Wagyumafia are bringing their VERY expensive sandwiches to London - with both a sandwich shop and a butcher's kitchen.
  • The famed Gary Usher could finally be opening in London.
  • Apparently Simon Parker-Bowles is planning to relaunch Greens.
  • 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.
  • Wool Yard was supposed to be coming to Woolwich, but things have gone quiet.

 

 

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