We keep a running list of all the new London restaurants that have opened over the past year.
Here, you'll find the main new restaurant openings that have been creating a buzz in London recently, handily broken down month-by-month so you can see just when they opened.
What to find out all about the hottest new restaurants coming to London soon? Then check out our exhaustive list of upcoming restaurants.
In a nutshell: The famed floral restaurant comes to the centre of town.
Where is it? 27 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
Why should you care? These are the two new restaurants that are opening as part of the big Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden. La Goccia focuses on Italian aperitivo while the main restaurant is The Petersham, with the same approach to slow food cooking as the oiriginal.
In a nutshell: Nordic all-day cuisine in the City
Where is it? 2-8 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
Why should you care? This new Nordic restaurant comes from Soren Jessen, the man behind 1 Lombard Street. Here, it's all about all-day Nordic cooking and Scandinavian pastries.
In a nutshell: French rotisserie chicken, sauces and sides
Where is it? 8 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU
Why should you care? After a good start in Notting Hill, Parisian restaurant Cocotte is moving East to trendy Hoxton Square, where they’ll be serving up ethically sourced chickens by quarter, half or whole, plus healthy salads, sides, and a selection of rather nice-sounding homemade sauces…
In a nutshell: Soho House group take on Television Centre
Where is it? 101 Wood Ln, Shepherd's Bush, London W12 7FA
Why should you care? With a rooftop pool overlooking London for members and a cinema and all day restaurant for locals, Soho House's new West London opening is pulling all the stops out.
In a nutshell: Heinz Beck does casual in Mayfair
Where is it? Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP
Why should you care? He may have a three Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, but chef Heinz Beck's plans for his new Mayfair restaurant at Brown's Hotel are more casual - with British produce supplying the additional wow factor.
In a nutshell: Dabbous mk II
Where is it? 85 Piccadilly, London W1J 7NB
Why should you care? Ollie Dabbous is back with his latest restaurant called Hide. This time he's coming to Piccadilly and it's promising some impressive views.
In a nutshell: All-day brasserie in White City
Where is it? Unit 2 Westworks Building, 195 Wood Lane, London W12 7FQ
Why should you care? They have restaurants in Bristol and Spain, and now Wellbourne are coming to London. It's an all-day brasserie affair by chefs with an impressive pedigree and a pretty great sounding menu too.
In a nutshell: Fine, pricey cuts of meat from celeb chef Marco-Pierre White
Where is it? 103-107 New Rd, Whitechapel, London E1 1HJ
Why should you care? Whitechapel is set to get a trendy new hotel by the name of the New Road Hotel that’s going to have a flash new restaurant built in which will have chef/entrepreneur/TV star Marco-Pierre White looking after the food.
In a nutshell: Healthy Fulham restaurant from the team behind Macellaio RC steakhouses
Where is it? 461-465 North End Road, Fulham, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care? The team behind Macellaio RC have become known for their amazing steak, but for their new Fulham restaurant they've taken a different approach with a gluten, dairy and sugar free menu. Soft launch until 19 April.
In a nutshell: Modern British in Mayfair
Where is it? 106 Druid Street, London SE1 2HH
Why should you care? The team behind Borough's El Pastor are opening their own tortilla factor and taco bar down the road beside Maltby Street Market.
In a nutshell: Bethnal Green spotlight on Burmese food
Where is it? 58 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6JW
Why should you care? From their simple start on a Maltby Street stall to their new permanent digs on Bethnal Green Road, Lahpet are hoping to introduce Londoners to the delights of Burmese food.
In a nutshell: 20 year old Bluebird flies to White City
Where is it? 89 Wood Lane, London W12 7FA
Why should you care? Bluebird has been a big hit on the King's Road for 20 years and now they're looking to finally open elsewhere. The first new Bluebird will be in the former home of the BBC in White City.
In a nutshell: Music, beer and street food space in King's Cross
Where is it? Tileyard Studios, Tileyard Road, London N7 9AH
Why should you care? Two Tribes in King's Cross will epitomise multi-tasking with its brewery, recording studios, events space and alfesco spot for street food and parties.
In a nutshell: Italian classics in an iconic location
Where is it? Serpentine Sackler Gallery, West Carriage Drive, London W2 2AR
Why should you care? Chucs have chosen the Serpentine Sacker Galleries to open their fourth all day restaurant and this one will be the first to offer takeaway too - perfect for park picnics.
In a nutshell: Next level supperclub
Where is it? 3 Chance Street, London E2 7JB
Why should you care? Nuno Mendes' next project will be an intimate restaurant seating diners around one table in a space in Shoreditch.
In a nutshell: Med Tapas in Pimlico
Where is it? 13 Cambridge Street, London SW1V 4PR
Why should you care? Mallorcan-born Vincente Fortea leads the kitchen where he has created a menu made up of contemporary tapas selected form the coastal towns of the Mediterranean.
In a nutshell: US fast food chicken chain eyes up the UK
Where is it? Address TBC
Why should you care? From Fayetteville Arkansas a chicken tenders chain has decided that London is the next city it wants to conquer with its southern fried chicken.
In a nutshell: Contemporary Indian food in Battersea
Where is it? Riverside Walk, Battersea
Why should you care? A five-star luxury hotel makes the leap to London for its first overseas restaurant, with street food downstairs, upmarket dining upstairs, and lots of art - including a giant, 14ft bronze elephant.
In a nutshell: Vegan pizza joint
Where is it? 43 Parkway, London NW1 7PN
Why should you care? Brighton vegan pizza restaurant Purezza is expanding to London and opening its second restaurant in Camden.
In a nutshell: Venezuelan in Bethnal Green
Where is it? 254 Paradise Row, London E2 9LE.
Why should you care? It's the second restaurant from people behind the Original Arepa & Co, this time in Bethnal Green. Expect lots of Venezuelan style sandwiches and lots more.
In a nutshell: Famed chef Gizzi settles down in Hackney.
Where is it? 21 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TR
Why should you care? Expect a strong charcuterie and cheese offering in this new Camberwell wine bar and dining room with plenty of plates for sharing and pizzette as well. (Soft launch with 50% off food until 3 April)
In a nutshell: Shoreditch-style vegan junk food.
Where is it? Unit 9, Avant Garde, Richmix Square, E1 6LD
Why should you care? Burgers, mac’n’cheese and milkshakes, and not an animal product in sight as vegan junk food vendors The Vurger Co bring their plant-based approach to Shoreditch for their first permanent venue.
In a nutshell: Roman-style pizzeria
Where is it? 58 Baker Street, London W1U 7DD
Why should you care? Pizzaiola and Rome native Marco Montuori is hoping his lighter pizzas will go down a storm with Londoners and tourists alike.
In a nutshell: Shepherd Market gyoza bar
Where is it? 1A Shepherd St, Mayfair, London W1J 7HJ
Why should you care? Mayfair's Shepherd Market now has a dinky all day Japanese bar, with an ex-Novikov Head Chef in charge, serving up gyoza, soft shell crab salads and green pancakes for breakfast.
In a nutshell: Wine bar, grocery and shop for Kentish Town
Where is it? 114-116 Fortess Road, London NW5 5HL
Why should you care? All-French team join forces to open this wine bar and deli on Fortess Road, which will also sell French food and serve as a wine store too.
In a nutshell: Casual dining from the Ellory folks
Where is it? 18 Phipp Street, London EC2A 4NU
Why should you care? Small plates, sharers and snacks as the team from Michelin-starred Hackney restaurant Ellory up sticks and head to Shoreditch for a new, more laid back venture that will feature their own Vermouth.
In a nutshell: Sandwiches, American-style
Where is it? 80 Cleveland Street, Fitzrovia
Why should you care? From humble beginnings as a Spitalfields food truck to a full blown sandwich restaurant and dive bar in Fitzrovia, Passyunk Avenue has arrived in its new bricks-and-mortar form to ply us with cheesesteaks, meatball sandwiches and scrapple - a type of pork meatloaf.
In a nutshell: Street food and crazy golf on Oxford Street
Where is it? 15 John Prince’s Street, London W1G 0AB
Why should you care? If you do like to be beside the seaside, head down to the newest Swingers, which will be opening up in the former BHS flagship building off Oxford Street to bring you cocktails, crazy golf, and loads of street food vendors, including one famously Instagrammable dessert seller.
In a nutshell: Tomos Parry goes it alone
Where is it? Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, E1 6JJ
Why should you care? The ex Kitty Fishers chef is opening his own place in Shoreditch with a mix of cooking on fire, Welsh and Basque cuisine.
In a nutshell: The third venue from the hugely popular ramen joint
Where is it? 35 Upper Street, London N1 0PN
Why should you care? Fans of Kanada-Ya will already know the deal: big, soupy bowls of rich broth, served with springy noodles cooked to your preferred level of firmness, likely preceded by a lengthy, but worthwhile session spent queuing outside.
In a nutshell: Korean fried chicken and beer
Where is it? 18 Hammersmith Broadway, London, W6 7AB
Why should you care? Hammersmith is getting a huge new palace to Korean fried chicken wings and beer and this branch of Wing Wing has two private karaoke dining rooms too.
In a nutshell: Wine-driven neighbourhood restaurant in Dalston
Where is it? 378 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA
Why should you care? Driven by a regularly-changing wine list and with a wonderful sounding menu, this Kingsland Road wine bar meets restaurant and larder is right on the money.
In a nutshell: City poké spot
Where is it? 4-6 New London Street, London. EC3R 7NA
Why should you care? Fenchurch Street is the latest part of the City to get its own poké restaurant and Honi Poké is open from breakfast through to post work sustenance.
In a nutshell: Award-winning pizza
Where is it? 622 High Road, Leytonstone, London E11 3DA
Why should you care? Massively popular local pizzeria Yard Sale continue their expansion with a fourth base in Leytonstone.
In a nutshell: Cinnamon heads south
Where is it? Arch 758, Railway Arches, Battersea Power Station, London SW8
Why should you care? Battersea Power Station's gradual transformation into a nightlife hub continues with the arrival of a Cinnamon Kitchen from the Cinnamon Collection. Head down for laid-back Indian food and drink within the building's iconic arches, and try to nab one of their covetable outdoor Thameside seats.
In a nutshell: Central Asian Knightsbridge hotspot
Where is it? 14-15 Beauchamp Place, London SW3 1NQ
Why should you care? Taking over three floors of a townhouse on Beauchamp Place, Osh will mix in traditional Uzbek food with more international dishes and there'll be a top floor cocktail lounge too.
In a nutshell: Neighbourhood spot in West Hampstead
Where is it? 238 West End Lane, London NW6 1LG
Why should you care? An ex Ledbury and ToastED chef is in the kitchen for this new West Hampstead opening which has a strong brunch offering and will offer a regularly changing menu.
In a nutshell: Vegan kebabs go permanent
Where is it? 89-91 Bayham St, Camden Town, London NW1 0AG
Why should you care? Boxpark vegan favourites What The Pitta are putting down roots and opening their first restaurant in Camden so North Londoners can get their grill on.
In a nutshell: Levantine spot on Marylebone Lane
Where is it? 56-58 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2NX
Why should you care? The couple who opened turkey restaurant Strut & Cluck in Shoreditch are behind this new Eastern Mediterranean kitchen on Marylebone Lane and they've been inspired by their family heritage.
In a nutshell: Fourth year-round site for Street Feast crowd
Where is it? 14 Plumstead Rd, Woolwich, London SE18
Why should you care? Taking over the Plumstead Road Covered Market for two year prior to the area's redevelopment, the latest Street Feast market will feature 8 street food traders, three bars and seating for up to 300.
In a nutshell: Welsh food but not a Welsh restaurant
Where is it? Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Why should you care? Odette's chef Bryn Williams is set to open a fruit and veg focused restaurant overlooking the river at Somerset House.
In a nutshell: Ex-Nopi chef's first solo venture
Where is it? 4 St James's Market St. James’s London SW1Y 4QU
Why should you care? The former Head Chef of Nopi breaks out on his own with his first solo venture in the St James Market development in central London.
In a nutshell: Artisanal baked goods in Bloomsbury
Where is it? 35 Colonnade, London WC1N 1JA
Why should you care? Breakfasts, lunches, sourdough cakes and other bakes to go - and a sliver of space to sit in - at Bloomsbury’s new craft baker, and plenty for gluten-free and vegans.
In a nutshell: Popular Middle East restaurant comes to London.
Where is it? 1-3 Pont St, Belgravia, London SW1X 9EJ
Why should you care? Abd el Wahab is a popular group of Middle Eastern restaurants and has come to London - bringing along a mix of Lebanese and Middle Eastern cooking with it.
In a nutshell: All-avocado restaurant hits Covent Garden
Where is it? 18 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DS
Why should you care? Wondering if we've gone peak London? Wonder no further as Covent Garden prepares to welcome the city's first permanent avocado all day restaurant.
In a nutshell: Steak and sushi bar with DIY hot stone cooking
Where is it? 9 Chapel Market, London N1 9EZ
Why should you care? If you enjoy an interactive dining experience this new steak and sushi spot delivers main courses to you ready to cook over a hot stone.
In a nutshell: Late night Stroud Green sarnies
Where is it? 20 Stroud Green Road, London N4 3EA
Why should you care? Finsbury Park gets a tiny hole in the wall sandwich shop aimed at chefs coming off shift and other late ngiht stop outs.
In a nutshell: Latin American cuisine in Lambeth
Where is it? 4-5 London Road, London SE1 6JZ
Why should you care? Paladar is aiming to bring the best of Latin America to Lambeth, drawing from areas as wide as Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.Expect a varied menu as well as a bodega where you can stock up, and a courtyard garden for warmer weather.
In a nutshell: Market trader turns Mayfair cafe owner
Where is it? 83 Duke Street, London W1K 5PF
Why should you care? Farmers' market stalwart Popina are moving into bricks and mortar with their first cafe and deli just south of Oxford Street.
In a nutshell: Neighbourhood food & wine spot in Walthamstow
Where is it? 149 Forest Road, London E17 6HE
Why should you care? The folk behind Walthamstow's Forest Wines have opened up their first restaurant, just down the road from their wine store.
In a nutshell: Yakitori, izakaya and karaoke in Covent Garden
Where is it? 15 Catherine Street, London WC2B 5JZ
Why should you care? Sake and karaoke is a winning combination, but if you’re not feeling quite brave enough to head to Jidori’s basement karaoke booth, there’ll be plenty of yakitori and other Japanese treats to keep you entertained.
In a nutshell: Grilled cheese sarnies to go
Where is it? 170 Victoria Street, London SW1V 2NE
Why should you care? Nova Victoria is getting a new grilled cheese sarnie kiosk where the fillings include lobster and Korean BBQ pork.
In a nutshell: Build your own sandwiches with this US chain
Where is it? Central St Giles Piazza, St Giles High Street, London WC2H 8AB
Why should you care? Another US chain is looking to make a splash in London with the arrival of Which Wich. It's a build your own sandwich place with all manner of options available to you.
In a nutshell: Harrods gets a new in-store restaurant
Where is it? Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL
Why should you care? As part of Harrods overhaul of its Fine Watch department the store is opening up a Chucs so you can contemplate your most recent timepiece purchase over a plate of pasta or a negroni.
In a nutshell: Top rotating restaurants in a new food hall
Where is it? 122 Leadenhall Street, EC3V
Why should you care? Hammersmith shopping complex Kings Mall gets a lot more exciting with the arrival of Feast Canteen, a serious new food court from the Pergola crew that’ll be hosting popular names from the London restaurant world, doing sit in, take out and yes, even Deliveroo.
In a nutshell: Top coffee served and brewed every which way
Where is it? 8 D’Arblay Street, Soho, London W1F 8DP
Why should you care? Bored of watery flat whites and uninspiring lattes? We don't blame you. But now those who know their nitro from their cold brew can head to the new 39 Steps coffeeshop on Soho's happening D'Arblay Street, where head roaster Jens will be deploying his caffeine-based knowhow with beans from all over the world, plus cold press juices and a food menu that looks very promising.
In a nutshell: Chicken wings and cocktails in the city
Where is it? 30 - 33 Minories, London EC3N 1DD
Why should you care? The duo behind Randy’s Wing Bar love chicken wings, so much so they even once drove across the US in the hunt for the best sauce. Now they’re branching out from their original Hackney Wick base to bring all that saucey, chickeny goodness to hungry folk in the City.
In a nutshell: Contemporary pizza in Battersea
Where is it? 6a-4, Battersea Rise, London SW1 1ED
Why should you care? A new pizzeria is coming to Battersea with a creative list of toppings, starter plates, and cocktails - including a smoked chocolate Manhattan…
In a nutshell: Taiwanese in Tooting.
Where is it? 113 Mitcham Road, Tooting, London SW17 9PE
Why should you care? From the people behind Taiwanese Peckham success, Mr Bao, comes the next restaurant Daddy Bao - with bao buns aplenty.
In a nutshell: Ramen in Battersea.
Where is it? Arch 755, Battersea Power Station Arches, SW8 5BN
Why should you care? Tonkotsu are opening their latest ramen restaurant at Battersea Power Station. Expect all your favourite ramen, gyoza and lots more.
In a nutshell: 11 seater restaurant from the Palomar folk
Where is it? 28 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DJ
Why should you care? Downstairs from their pub The Blue Posts is the latest restaurant by the people behind The Palomar. It's a small counter dining affair with only 11 seats at the counter.
In a nutshell: Cakes and treats in Marylebone
Where is it? 56 James St, Marylebone, London W1U 1HF
Why should you care? This is from Bea Vo (who originally set up Bea's of Bloomsbury) and it's the second Butterscotch in London after the successful opening at White City. Expect all kinds of afternoon tea, a porridge bar and more sweet treats.
In a nutshell: Trendy vegan food from across the pond
Where is it? 34-43 Russel Street, London WC2B 5HA
Why should you care? Everything about By Chloe. screams NYC cool, from the full stop in its name to its determination to call itself ‘plant-based’ instead of just plain vegan. But aside from that, there’s more than enough to draw in animal-loving punters - from its super central Covent Garden location to its vegan mac and cheese and quinoa taco salad.
In a nutshell: Contemporary fish and chips
Where is it? 5 Clerkenwell Road, London, EC1M 5PA
Why should you care? Forget your greasy local frier - Clerkenwell’s new fish and chip restaurant United Chip’s all about the millennial pink, Bangkok prawn burgers and complimentary aioli.
In a nutshell: Prosecco, cicchetti and bellinis
Where is it? 1 Crown Square, One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2SE
Why should you care? Nestled amid one of One Tower Bridge's high-spec luxury apartment developments comes Prosecco House, a new bar that'll serve nothing but bottles of spumante, frizzante, and tranquillo Prosecco, and a few cichetti to tide you over. But don't be put off by the surroundings - prices look very reasonable indeed, and bottles will be available to takeaway too.
In a nutshell: Wood-fired pizzas with some special doughs.
Where is it? 61 Blythe Road, London W14 0HP
Why should you care? After a successful first restaurant on Holloway Road, this is the follow-up from Zia Lucia. Expect the same 48 hour fermented doughs (including charcoal) and toppings that include truffled honey.
In a nutshell: All day Med-themed dining and drinking
Where is it? 31 Marylebone High St, Marylebone, London W1U 4PP, UK
Why should you care? Marylebone’s new spot is a cafe by day, bar by night, and comes with a sunshine-soaked Mediterranean-themed menu, plus an indoor garden for you to enjoy.
In a nutshell: Korean chicken from the On the Bab folks.
Where is it? 1 Monmouth Street, London WC2H 9DA
Why should you care? Sweet soy fried chicken, barbecue chicken, chicken noodle soup… Linda Lee’s newest Korean restaurant is based in Covent Garden and is all about the poultry.
In a nutshell: Health-conscious Aussie food and boozy superfood smoothies.
Where is it? 9 Park Walk, London SW10 0AJ
Why should you care? After a well-matched first-floor takeover of Oxford Street’s hip Sweaty Betty gym shop, Farm Girl are on the move again to Chelsea, where they’ll be opening their third cafe and their first ever dinner menu.
In a nutshell: A new wine bar for the City
Where is it? 8 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH
Why should you care? This will be the fourth Humble Grape in London, with a huge amount of wine to drink there or take away. And a seasonal menu on top of that too.
In a nutshell: Ex Barrafina chef Nieves Barragan opens her own restaurant.
Where is it? 35 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BR
Why should you care? They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant.
In a nutshell: Top pizza joint goes central
Where is it? 160 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6YR
Why should you care? “Quality and quantity at honest prices” is Santa Maria’s motto, something they apply to all their affordable, authentic and outright delicious pizzas, which have earned them plenty of accolades and awards since opening in Ealing in 2010, and later in Chelsea. Now they’re finally making the move to Central London, and boy are we ever excited…
In a nutshell: Traditional Sichuan hot pots
Where is it? 10 Gerrard Street, Chinatown, W1D 5PD
Why should you care? There are 80 ingredients for you to build your ideal hotpot from at this sizable new Chinatown restaurant, from traditional tripe and aorta to Wagyu beef and seafood.
In a nutshell: Middle Eastern food with a modern twist
Where is it? 21 Piazza Walk, London E1 8QH
Why should you care? Murat Kilic and Pierre Apri have taken some hefty inspiration from the region, but given it a European flavour, meaning Amber's menu is Middle Eastern food, but not as you know it, making it a perfect fit for its high end Piazza Square address.
In a nutshell: Contemporary all-day British food
Where is it? 16-18 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, London SE3 0TA
Why should you care? Another smart-yet-relaxed cafe from London’s famously exclusive upmarket The Ivy. Expect a lavish menu of classic British food, a gorgeous interior and covetable terrace seating overlooking Greenwich Park.
In a nutshell: Grilled meat, fish and veggie food
Where is it? 184 Kensington Park Road, London W11 2ES
Why should you care? In the 80’s, Alex Giri opened West London’s Canal Brasserie. Now, 30 years later, she’s back with her son Oscar in tow to bring flexitarian food to Notting Hill’s Kensington Park Road, with a separate cocktail bar featuring sharing plates.
In a nutshell: Doughnuts and coffee
Where is it? 13 Newman Street London W1T 1PB
Why should you care? Fitzrovia is the latest London location to see a Crosstown doughnut and coffee bar open up. And this one will be entirely cash-free.
In a nutshell: Classic coastal Italian food from The Dairy crowd
Where is it? 148 Clapham Manor St, London SW4 6BX
Why should you care? It's farewell to The Manor and hello to Sorella, a new Italian restaurant from The Dairy group that'll be springing up in its place. Inside, expect loads of food inspired by the sun drenched Amalfi coast, where chef Robin Gill spent considerable time learning the culinary ropes.
In a nutshell: French food, Champagne and a Soho boutique hotel
Where is it? 29 Romilly St, London W1D 5HP
Why should you care? Nearly 150 years ago, Auguste Kettner opened Kettner’s, which was one of the first restaurants in London to serve French food. Now after a brief lull, it’s reopening with more French food, bath loads of Champagne and looking more gorgeous than ever. Eyes peeled for the stunning 18th century spiral staircase...
In a nutshell: Lots of beers, shortlist of burgers
Where is it? 464 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE
Why should you care? Expect a lot of craft beer and a shortlist of burgers on the menu at this new tap room and burger joint opening on Dalston's Kingsland Road.
In a nutshell: The ramen restaurant comes to Nova
Where is it? Nova, 9 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5DJ
Why should you care? Ramen comes to Victoria's Nova in the shape of Bone Daddies. Expect all the favourites as well as a katsu curry section and new maki rolls (soft launch until 31 Jan).
In a nutshell: Crepes and galettes from northern France
Where is it? 14 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
Why should you care? A modern crêperie is coming to Spitalfields, and you’ll be able to take your pick of toppings, or head to the Le Moulin speakeasy in the back where staff will be on hand to mix you up calvados cocktails... (soft launch from 16-27 Jan)
In a nutshell: Authentic Thai cafe grub from Bangkok
Where is it? 37 Berners Street, London W1T 3NB
Why should you care? South East Asia's beloved The Greyhound Cafe springs up in London with a menu packed with modern Thai-style cooking imported all the way from Bangkok.
In a nutshell: Indie spot in an area of chains
Where is it? 48 Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1NH
Why should you care? This new independent all day restaurant and bar hopes to bring a little of the buzz of Tel Aviv style cafes to this part of Hampstead.
In a nutshell: International ramen chain’s third London restaurant
Where is it? 31A Villiers Street, London WC2N 6ND
Why should you care? With more than 240 restaurants in 13 countries around the world, including Japan, slick ramen chain Ippudo is no stranger to new openings. Now they're opening the doors on their third London branch in Charing Cross, where they'll also be providing takeaway until the evening.
In a nutshell: Jamaican food in Shoreditch
Where is it? Boxpark Units 44 & 45 , 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6GY
Why should you care? Two years ago, Rudie's opened up in Dalston. Now, they’re heading down the road to Shoreditch’s Boxpark where they’ll be catering for the lunch crowd with their new “grab-and-go” Boxfood, as well as reinventing some of their classic menu options as smaller, tapas version.(soft launch until 14 Jan)
In a nutshell: Simon Rogan in London
Where is it? 5-7 Blandford St, Marylebone, London W1U 3DB
Why should you care? Simon Rogan's Roganic returns to the same street as the original, but this time as a permanent fixture.
In a nutshell: Peckham gets a South Afrian inspired eatery
Where is it? 119 Queens Road, Peckham, London SE15 2EZ
Why should you care? South African-inspired dishes with locally foraged ingredients make the arrival of Kudu in Peckham one to put on the to-try list.
In a nutshell: Crab and a lot more in Carnaby
Where is it? 21 Kingly St, Soho, London W1B 5QA
Why should you care? They've been popping up around town for the past few years, but now shellfish specialists Claw have found their own spot. Expect lots of crab and plenty of surf and turf options too. (soft launch 8 to 11 January)
In a nutshell: Baked goods galore
Where is it? 21 Beak Street, London, W1F 9RR
Why should you care? There’s no stopping Borough Market bakers Bread Ahead, who continue to pop up all over London with their sourdoughs, doughnuts and hot, comforting breakfasts.
In a nutshell: All day dining in Stockwell
Where is it? 169 South Lambeth Road, London SW8 1XW
Why should you care? A new all-day destination is coming to Stockwell with the impressive pedigree of the people behind Waterloo's Anchor and Hope in charge.
In a nutshell: Authentic egg pasta in Hoxton
Where is it? 37A Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN
Why should you care? If you want the best egg pasta in Italy, so they say, you have to go to the Emilia Romagna region where it was created. But if you can’t *quite* justify getting on a plane yet then Hoxton Square’s new Italian Via Emilia looks like the next best thing, and in traditional Italian style, they’re keeping it ultra simple with eight pastas, one pudding and a wine list that’s short but sweet.
In a nutshell: Modern British grub on Newington Green
Where is it? 47 Newington Green, London, N16 9PX
Why should you care? Joining the flurry of openings in N16 comes Bergen House, with a menu laden with choices, from grazing plates to sharers for two, Sunday roasts, specials, affordable wines and a classic English pudding selection.
In a nutshell: French cuisine with a Japanese twist
Where is it? 98 Lillie Road, London SW6 7SR
Why should you care? After a stint roving around London, Gerald and Ko of Bistro’s Mirey have decided to settle in Fulham, where they’ll be continuing to whip up seasonal dishes from a short menu that's big on French and Japanese flavours.
In a nutshell: Sushi and sashimi for Fitzrovia
Where is it? 64 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 4QD
Why should you care? Ex-Chisou Head Chef Kodi heads up the team behind this new sushi restaurant on Charlotte Street, so there are high expectations here.
In a nutshell: Casual bistro dining from a promising chef
Where is it? 70-74 City Road, London EC1
Why should you care? Well done Silicon Roundabout. Not only has the area lured Foley’s to open the new Italian Passo on City Road, but now the same little corner is set to be the home of Niall Davidson’s first restaurant, Nuala, a cosy-sounding sounding affair with lots of inventive riffs on classic countryside cuisine, a central firepit and trad Irish music to see you through the evening.
In a nutshell: World's 50 Best Indian restaurant comes to London
Where is it? 16 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4HW
Why should you care? It's opened in New Delhi and New York and now Indian Accent's coming to London - taking over from Chor Bizarre (owned by the same restaurant group). AND the original is on the World's 50 Best List.
In a nutshell: Local Islington all-day cafe
Where is it? 274B St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LJ
Why should you care? Replacing Nanna's in Islington is St Paul, a new all-day cafe. Expect cakes, pastries, small plates and more.
In a nutshell: Seafood, oysters and more at the Power station.
Where is it? Unit 26, Circus West Village, Battersea Power Station, 188 Kirtling Street, London, SW11 8EZ
Why should you care? Wright Brothers have some very highly rated seafood restaurants dotted across town and this sees them opening in the area around the iconic Battersea Power Station.
In a nutshell: French food, Leicester Square style
Where is it? Victory House Hotel, 14 Leicester Place, London WC2H 7BZ
Why should you care? The folk behind Randall and Aubin are behind a new bistro that's just opened on Leicester Square, covering all the French-inspired bases a visitor to Central could need, from pancakes to fish and chips and steak.
In a nutshell: Premium poke in Marylebone
Where is it? 5 Thayer St, Marylebone, London W1U 3JG
Why should you care? Hippy Fish will let you create your perfect poke bowl from a selection of upmarket ingredients, or select a pre-made bowl like their premium lobster and black caviar.
In a nutshell: City pub with a Henry Harris menu
Where is it? 28 Garlick Hill, London EC4V 2BA
Why should you care? This is one of three London pubs that will have new menus from much-loved chef Henry Harris.
In a nutshell: Global flavours with an Aussie brasserie twist
Where is it? 30 Hill Street, Richmond, TW9 1TW
Why should you care? Turkish brunch (with optional vegemite) in the morning or Korean chicken cooked in a wood-fired oven in the evening, and steaks and lobsters too - if you’re after seriously global flavours then Antipodea's latest spot will be just the job.
In a nutshell: Peckham's car park gets a lot more food and drink
Where is it? 95a Rye Lane, London SE15 4TG
Why should you care? Peckham’s multi-storey car park is about to get a massive facelift when it becomes Peckham Levels, a new local hub that’ll be using two of its 10 storeys as a new home for seven vendors serving up local street food, a cafe, and two new bars like Made of Dough’s Lady Godiva.
In a nutshell: Yakitori, sushi and creative Japanese cuisine from this Danish import
Where is it? 3 Sir Simon Milton Square, London SW1E 5EB
Why should you care? Danish-Japanese brothers Jens and Kim Rahbek bring their creative take on traditional Japanese food to Victoria’s Nova development. It’ll be spread across two floors, have a separate bar and a special Wagyu beef tartare sushi - just in case you’re not in the mood for fish.
In a nutshell: White City gets the Pergola treatment
Where is it? White City Place, 201 Wood Lane, London, W12 7TU
Why should you care? There's really no stopping the Pergola team it seems, who are launching yet another all-in-one, behemoth food and drink complex. This time, they'll be overhauling the BBC's former HQ into a 5,000 sq ft restaurant hub with rotating vendors. First up - Del 74, and Morty & Bob's...
In a nutshell: Regional Italian food in Kensington
Where is it? 276-280 Kensington High Street, London W8 6ND
Why should you care? Enoteca Rosso is trying to do things a little differently from your average Italian restaurant by focusing on accessible vintage wines, attempting a ravioli inspired by a full English, promising obscure charcuterie and offering everything in a size of your preference.
In a nutshell: All day contemporary British dining from the people behind The Ivy
Where is it? Granary Square, 1-3 Stable Street, King’s Cross, London N1C 4AB
Why should you care? This new Granary Square opening (taking the space from Grain Store) from the team behind the Ivy Collection is aiming to cater for everyone.
In a nutshell: Harry's Bar goes Italian
Where is it? 27-31 Basil St, Knightsbridge, London SW3 1BB
Why should you care? Caprice Holdings are at it again with another new opening in London. This time around, it's a loosely 50's/60's Italian themed bar and restaurant with its own terrace.
In a nutshell: The next restaurant from the people behind The Ten Cases.
Where is it? 39 Endell St, London WC2H 9BA
Why should you care? The Ten Cases is growing again - this time across the road, where they're opening a restaurant that's all about seafood.
In a nutshell: The latest pub from Cubitt House, this time in Marylebone.
Where is it? 88 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2PY
Why should you care? The people behind pubs like The Thomas Cubitt have taken over this 140-year-old pub for a full renovation. Expect a new British menu, an underground cocktail bar and more.
In a nutshell: The Palomar pub
Where is it? 28 Rupert St, London W1D 6DJ
Why should you care? The people behind The Palomar and The Barbary are opening a pub in Chinatown. It'll be a three-floor affair including a basement kitchen counter and a cocktail bar.
In a nutshell: Korean in Soho from Koba and On the Bab chef
Where is it? 9a Archer Street, London, W1D 7AX
Why should you care? A new, two-storey Korean food hub arrives in Soho from the chef behind Koba and On the Bab, who'll not only be bringing several signature dishes from her other restaurants, but a retail section for all your home cooking needs, a separate salad bar with Korean poke rice, and a very interesting sounding rice dispenser...
In a nutshell: Popular udon noodles in Bloomberg Arcade
Where is it? 10-12 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR
Why should you care? Koya is legendary for its affordable, authentic approach to Japanese udon noodles. Now, they're heading to the City, with new dishes, breakfast, and a bar filled with sake.
In a nutshell: Leandro Carreira's solo venture
Where is it? 36 Snowsfields Yard, London SE1 3QQ
Why should you care? One of London's most prolific and popular pop-up chefs is finally settling down and opening a permanent restaurant in the Snowsfields Yard development in London Bridge.
In a nutshell: Steak, fish and veg in an iconic Soho cinema.
Where is it? 42-44 Great Windmill Street, Soho W1D 7NB
Why should you care? It’s been 15 years since Sophie Bathgate and Rupert Power set up their Chelsea steakhouse inspired by the steakhouses of New York. Now they’ve moved to Soho’s iconic Moulin Cinema for a huge new project, where there’ll be an onsite butchery to dry age the beef, a 2.5m tall infiernillo grill and "American-sized" martinis.
In a nutshell: A mix of French, Persian and Korean cuisine.
Where is it? 20 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4SX
Why should you care? Yuma Hashemi has been all over, from Portugal to San Francisco. Now he’s opened his first ever solo restaurant in London. It’ll be loosely French themed, with a Persian and Korean twist, and you can expect to see more than a bit of preserving and fermenting...
In a nutshell: Popular Stokie brunch spot heads up West
Where is it? Unit G9, Kingly Court, Carnaby St, Carnaby, W1B 5PW
Why should you care? Expect great brunches and a whole lot of babka as the boys behind N16's Israeli/Canadian cafe expand to the melting pot of Kingly Court.
In a nutshell: Successful UK Thai restaurant comes to London.
Where is it? Wimbledon Village, London SW19 5EQ
Why should you care? After a more-than-successful run opening new restaurants up and down the country, Giggling Squid have finally taken the plunge in the capital by deciding to open a branch in South West London, bringing with them lots of traditional Thai flavours, plus a separate vegetarian and children’s menu.
In a nutshell: It's all about pickling and fermenting
Where is it? Dalston Lane Terrace, London E8 1FE
Why should you care? This latest opening from the folk behind Rawduck and Ducksoup will be an all day diner, wine bar AND neighbourhood store.
In a nutshell: Wine shop and restaurant in Highbury.
Where is it? 220 St Pauls Road London N1 2LL
Why should you care? Taking over the spot vacated by Prawn on the Lawn, this is a new wine shop and restaurant in Islington - run by half of both Oklava and Boustead & Bidois.
In a nutshell: Soba noodles from Paris
Where is it? 5 Arundel Street, WC2R 3DX
Why should you care? After success in the charming St Germain de Prés area of Paris, soba specialists Yen are now making the move to London, bringing with them their traditional Japanese noodles, tempura, and a sushi counter.
In a nutshell: Michelin-starred Cantonese and dim sum from Hong Kong.
Where is it? 6 St Thomas Street, Southwark, London SE1 9RY
Why should you care? After setting down roots in 11 spots in Hong Kong, Duddell's is making the leap to the UK, opening its first overseas restaurant in the palatial St Thomas Church in London Bridge.
In a nutshell: City bar and restaurant
Where is it? 25 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1HN
Why should you care? Those who work in the Square Mile will most likely be familiar with the ETM Group's style by now - ritzy, brasserie-style dining with a something-for-everyone menu and well dressed wait staff. Now they're making the move to Broadgate with the greenhouse-inspired Broadleaf, bringing a big open plan kitchen, a bar laden with cocktails and shuffleboard.
In a nutshell: Wahaca tests new dishes on the public
Where is it? 140 Tabernacle Street, London EC2A 4SD
Why should you care? If you know the Wahaca menu like the back of your hand, then get down to Shoreditch where you can be the first to try, and rate brand new concoctions from the Mexican chain, before they get rolled out nationwide, or send back to the drawing room.
In a nutshell: Indian small plates for West London.
Where is it? Barkers Arcade, Kensington High Street, London, W8 4EP
Why should you care? Having conquered other areas of town, Dishoom is now heading out west, landing their next small plates restaurant in Kensington.
In a nutshell: Trendy tacos, tostadas and margaritas in Dalston.
Where is it? 129 Kingsland High street, London. E8 2PB
Why should you care? Since opening in Clapton, this trendy little taqueria has enjoyed a pretty meteoric rise in popularity, so it was only a matter of time before the Del 74 lads branched out. The new Dalston restaurant will provide all the dishes you know and love, plus an extended menu and mezcal bottles for sharing (or shooting) with the rest of the table....
The Square (refurb)
In a nutshell: Luxurious French food in Mayfair
Where is it? 6-10 Bruton St, Mayfair, London W1J 6PU
Why should you care? Clément Leroy helped earn Paris’s Restaurant Guy Savoy its third Michelin star, shuns butter and cream in favour of lightness and texture, and is the new head chef at swish Mayfair restaurant The Square.
In a nutshell: Meat for the City
Where is it? 30 Old Bailey, Ludgate, London EC4M 7AU
Why should you care? They've already had big success in Soho with another offshoot in Harvey Nichols. Now the next main Zelman Meats is coming to the City - expect lots of cuts of meats and some rotisserie chicken too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 21 November 2017
In a nutshell: Fried chicken sarnies for Shoreditch
Where is it? 22 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3DY
Why should you care? Award-winning chicken trader completes the move from street food to permanent spot with the opening of their first place in Shoreditch. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? 21 November 2017
In a nutshell: All-day authentic Italian
Where is it? 80 City Road, London EC1Y 2AS
Why should you care? The team behind Foleys and the Rum Kitchen are heading to Old Street where they’re opening a pretty sizeable new restaurant, which will be serving Italian-via-LA cuisine from 7am to midnight all week long.
In a nutshell: Hearty food and drink for cyclists
Where is it? 16 - 18 Ritherdon Road, London SW17 8QD
Why should you care? Very good news for South London bike lovers - the ever popular Putney cycle caf Dynamo has branched out to Balham, bringing its range of hearty food, cold drinks, coffees and to the cycling community.
In a nutshell: Stokie cafe and work hub
Where is it? 5 Arundel Street, WC2R 3DX
Why should you care? Stoke Newington Church Street is getting an all day cafe with a separate work hub - perfect for local freelancers who love their coffee.
In a nutshell: Greek and Turkish food in Chinatown
Where is it? 36-40 Rupert St, London, W1D 6DR
Why should you care? The people behind Marylebone's Yosma are opening a second venue in London. This time it'll be focused on Greek and Turkish food with seafood and grilled dishes on the menu.
In a nutshell: Jamavar does Mumbai street food
Where is it? 9 Maddox St, Mayfair, London W1S 2PA
Why should you care? There's every reason to get excited about this new opening from Jamavar chef Rohit Ghai. Inspired by the street food of Mumbai, the new restaurant offers lunchtime tiffins, with a menu and is packed full of exciting, seasonal ingredients we've never heard of cooked, by someone who definitely knows what he's doing.
In a nutshell: Swanky cocktails and all day dining
Where is it? Cannon Green, 27 Bush Lane, London EC4R 0AA
Why should you care? The Listing is the latest offering (the 22nd, in fact) from the Drake & Morgan group, which is also behind City favourite The Anthologist. It looks to continue things in a similar vein, with a luxuriously decked out interior, all day dining, and a cocktails list that include hot toddies...
In a nutshell: Two bars, four restaurants, and lots of outdoor space.
Where is it? 14 Lillie Road, Earls Court, London SW6 1TT
Why should you care? The Pergola team getting very good indeed at this whole alfresco foodie hub lark. And they're showing no signs of slowing down with the announcement they've just got their hands on not one but *four* buildings in West Brompton, which they're linking together with a walkway that'll host Patty & Bun, MAM and more.
In a nutshell: Takeaway wine on tap
Where is it? 39 Balls Pond Rd, London N1 4BW
Why should you care? Need some vino? Skip the bottles and go straight for reusable, eco-friendly bags at Weino BIB, the new permanent shop from craft wine lovers BIB, who’ll have a staggering 20 taps for you to fill up at, plus deli snacks any you can sit down for a drink there too.
In a nutshell: Health-conscious Mediterranean and Middle Eastern
Where is it? Mortimer House, Mortimer Street, W1T 3JH
Why should you care? You’ll normally need a membership to gain access to Mortimer House, Fitzrovia’s new “premium workspace and wellbeing destination”. Or skip that part, and head straight to the restaurant for all-day dining. Plus, for avo fiends - the breakfast menu has a separate avocado section...
In a nutshell: Inventive dishes in an inventive setting in Shoreditch
Where is it? 97 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3BS
Why should you care? We’re not sure which bit of Rascals to tell you about first. There’s the waterproof room with half off on Champagne, the bottomless pizza, or the Wheel of Misfortune with wooden stocks for the “losers”... plus creative cocktails, a mad menu and a retro dessert trolley for all your tableside flambéing needs.
In a nutshell: Modern, casual Australian food in Stoke Newington
Where is it? 214 Stoke Newington High St, London N16 7HU
Why should you care? After years cooking around the world, Australian chef Alexis Noble has finally decided on northeast London as the home of her new restaurant Wander. There’ll be a regularly changing menu full of seasonal, Aussie-style cuisine, with a heavy Asian influence (and a soundtrack of Kanye West....)
In a nutshell: Mazzei by the river
Where is it? Circus West Village, Sopwith Way, London SW8 4NN
Why should you care? Chef Francesco Mazzei plans his third restaurant for D&D with a riverside restaurant as part of the huge Battersea Power Station redevelopment.
In a nutshell: Friendly, top notch coffee in Soho
Where is it? 4 Ham Yard, London W1D 7DT
Why should you care? Promising “consistently excellent cup, visit after visit,” Over Under Coffee is a friendly, community-focused venture, with a menu heavy on local produce, including coffee beans sourced from Brixton’s Assembly.
In a nutshell: Crouch Hill gets a new neighbourhood spot
Where is it? 4 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AU
Why should you care? A few minutes walk from Finsbury Park, this section of Stroud Green meets Crouch Hill is getting to be a pretty interesting foodie hotspot.
In a nutshell: Mahiki goes west and adds a new restaurant.
Where is it? Mahiki Kensington, 2A Kensington High Street, London W8 4PT
Why should you care? Central London's legendary nightclub Mahiki is getting a sister venue in Kensington, with a Polynesian-themed restaurant inside called Pufferfish. But will its tableside-seared salmon, champagne-topped treasure chests and tropical cocktails reel in the celebs like its Mayfair branch?
In a nutshell: Pastas, small plates and local Italian wines in Fitzrovia
Where is it? 45 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DQ
Why should you care? Picking up from where Sardo left off, the La Tagliata team are moving into Grafton Way with their traditional Italian cooking, which means masses of tagliatelle, plus a wine bar where you’ll be able to get your hands on 50 different bottles.
In a nutshell: Cheese toasties in Soho
Where is it? 72 Wardour Street, London W1F 0TD
Why should you care? They say they'll be serving "the best grilled cheese sandwiches London has ever tasted, made with the finest Poilâne sourdough, huge amounts of mature West Country cheddar and a good dash of old-school New York grilling expertise."
In a nutshell: The 108 Garage team's three story Notting Hill follow-up.
Where is it? 36 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
Why should you care? With the success of 108 Garage behind them, the same team are opening Southam Street. This is a three storey place taking in a grill, raw bar and champagne bar too. Find out more
When can you try it for yourself? Late October 2017
In a nutshell: Fresh pastas and Italian cocktail slushies from Stevie Parle
Where is it? 19 Ganton St, London W1F 7BU
Why should you care? Pastaio is Italian for someone who makes pasta by hand - something you can expect plenty of in the latest venture by Stevie Parle (Dock Kitchen, Rotorino, Palatino, Craft) in Soho. Based on his track record, and his limitless enthusiasm for the dish, we’re expecting very good things…
In a nutshell: Aussie doughnut chain hits London
Where is it? 96 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5EB
Why should you care? Popular Australian doughnut company is on the move and the first of a UK rollout will be its store/window on Shaftesbury Avenue.
In a nutshell: Follow up to the Soho smash hit.
Where is it? 64 Shoreditch High Street London E1 6JJ
Why should you care? The first Smoking Goat in Soho, and the follow up Kiln have both been huge hits. So this bigger Smoking Goat in Shoreditch should follow that trend. Expect a canteen-style atmosphere, Thai dishes that change depending on produce and a lot of Thai BBQ too.
In a nutshell: Eclair specialists set up in Soho
Where is it? 60 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 6AW
Why should you care? Popular high end patisseris Maitre Choux is expanding and its first new site is on Soho's Dean Street where there'll be more seats to sit in and enjoy their Insta-friendly eclairs.
In a nutshell: Dog-friendly Megan's heads to Parson's Green
Where is it? Unit B, 57-69 Parsons Green Lane, SW6 4JA
Why should you care? Children and dogs are equally welcome at Megan's new spot on Parson's Green Lane, a quaint little fairy-lit restaurant that'll be serving all day brunches, coffees and sourdough pizzas.
In a nutshell: Empanadas and helados ice-cream
Where is it? 27-29 Swallow St, Mayfair, London W1B 4QR
Why should you care? After getting properly settled in Paris, Clasico Argentino has made the hop to London, bringing empanadas galore to their cosy Mayfair premises plus a food truck that’ll be parked near Broadgate and a doorstep near you via Deliveroo.
In a nutshell: Simple, affordably priced Italian.
Where is it? 214 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3TQ
Why should you care? There are just eight pastas on the menu at Flour & Grape, who aim to create a beautifully pared back selection of Italian antipasti, pasta and gelato. They promise very reasonable prices, pasta to go and a very healthy (and affordable) wine list.
In a nutshell: The burger masters come to the City.
Where is it? 16 Bloomberg Arcade, London, EC4N 8AR
Why should you care? Bleecker are bringing their next burger restaurant to the shiny new Bloomberg Arcade. With more seats than ever before but the same great burgers.
In a nutshell: Freshly-ground burgers in King's Cross
Where is it? The Urbanest Building, 25-27 Canal Reach, London N1C 4DD
Why should you care? Cut+Grind is a burger joint with a difference, where the burgers are all ground in full view, and the meat changes on a weekly basis. So you're looking at a very fresh burger here...
In a nutshell: West London gets a new burrito and taco joint
Where is it? 275 Portobello Road, London W11 1LR
Why should you care? Popular Shepherds Bush Mexican Killer Tomato is expanding, opening a second restaurant - also in West London - on Portobello Road.
In a nutshell: Simon Rogan's experimental kitchen
Where is it? Central London
Why should you care? In advance of the much-anticipated return of Roganic, Simon Rogan's Aulis sets up a new spot in London. It's an intimate 8-seater space that lets you preview food before it hits his restaurants.
In a nutshell: International plates and a late night menu in Paddington.
Where is it? Norfolk Square, Paddington, W2 1RT
Why should you care? Drawing on local inspiration from Borough Market, and not-so-local inspiration, The Pilgrm will be catering to the Paddington crowd with menus they're billing as “journeys in themselves”, plus internationally acclaimed cocktails and a special late night menu laden with comfort food.
In a nutshell: Traditional Irish pub with a Traditional Thai kitchen
Where is it? 160 Union Street, London SE1 0LH
Why should you care? Traditionally, deep fried carbs are the mainstay of Irish pub grub. Not so at Mc & Sons, who's Chiang Mai head chef will be cooking up heavily spiced traditional Thai food - perfect to accompany your Guinness.
In a nutshell: Caravan meets Bloomberg
Where is it? Bloomberg Arcade, 3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R
Why should you care? This is the latest Caravan to come to London. Part of Bloomberg Arcade, it's bringing new dishes and a brand new brunch menu along with it.
In a nutshell: Sushi hand rolls, Aussie-style
Where is it? Great Windmill Street, Soho, City of Westminster, London W1D
Why should you care? If you're wondering why Inigo's hand rolls are different, picture something shaped more like a sushi burrito and you wouldn't be far off. They'll also be using Japanese-style ingredients not oft seen in a traditional sushi, like wasabi peas, macadamia nuts and broccoli.
In a nutshell: A cocktail pub and wine shop in Kings Cross
Where is it? 105 King’s Cross Road, London, WC1X 9LR
Why should you care? This October will see the official opening of The Racketeer, a new cocktail bar / wine shop in Kings Cross. The pub, which was once The Carpenters Arms, has been given a revamp and restored to its Victorian Glory. Completely restored, the venue is now run by an experienced team who’ve spent more than 20 years honing their craft in bars across London.
In a nutshell: Former Opera tavern chef in Battersea
Where is it?147 St John's Hill, London SW11 1TQ
Why should you care? Battersea favourite Powder Keg Diplomacy is being reborn as POWDERKEG. And with the new look and name they're also getting former Opera Tavern chef Ben Mulock in the kitchen for some Spanish/Italian grill dishes.
In a nutshell: Chefs' favourite spot gets a sibling.
Where is it? The ICA, The Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AH
Why should you care? Popular east London spot Rochelle Canteen from Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold is going all central. Expect similar style food.
In a nutshell: Australian-style cafe at London Bridge
Where is it? Ground Floor West, 44-46 Southwark Street, SE1 1UN
Why should you care? Having already launched three popular cafes throughout London, the fourth Lantana is coming to London Bridge. (50% off food until 15 October)
In a nutshell: A new Italian restaurant on the Selfridges rooftop
Where is it? Selfridges Roof Top, 400 Oxford Street, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care? With a former L'Anima chef, a rigorous Italian menu and Hot Cocktail bar, Selfridges' latest rooftop restaurant has all the winning elements of a great night out on top of London.
In a nutshell: Central London taco spot for Breddos
Where is it? 26 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London W1B 5QD
Why should you care? Double the size and with a breakfast menu and downstairs bar the new Breddos W1 is going to make a lot of people happy.
In a nutshell: Fresh seafood, dry-aged steak and specials, from the people behind The Salt Room.
Where is it? Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, London, SE1 2SE
Why should you care? After enjoying considerable success in its seaside home of Brighton, The Coal Shed is making its first foray to the capital where it'll be setting up shop in the new One Tower Bridge development with over 120 covers and fresh seafood delivered directly to the restaurant by boat.
In a nutshell: New restaurants for the City
Where is it? 3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R
Why should you care? The new European headquarters for Bloomberg is bringing with it a LOT of new restaurants including a new Koya, the latest from the people behind Gymkhana, Bleecker and more...
In a nutshell: The Spanaish tapas restaurant goes east.
Where is it?39 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2SF
Why should you care? Pied a Terre's GM heads out on his own with this neighbourhood spot where it's all about ultra personal treatment and giving the customer what they really want.
In a nutshell: French neighbourhood spot for Fitzrovia
Where is it?39 Whitfield Street, London W1T 2SF
Why should you care? Pied a Terre's GM heads out on his own with this neighbourhood spot where it's all about ultra personal treatment and giving the customer what they really want.
In a nutshell: Encant chef's Soho Spanish place
Where is it? 64 Dean Street, W1D 4QG
Why should you care? This is the latest venture from Victor Garvey, the person behind Encant (and previously Bravas Tapas). Expect a Spanish menu focusing on Catalan cuisine.
In a nutshell: Cheese, charcuterie, artisan bread, seafood and wine at this London institution's third venue.
Where is it? 52 Lambs Conduit St, London, WC1N 3LL
Why should you care? Head upstairs for oysters at the seafood bar, downstairs for the Tasting Room, or pick up some delicacies from the special ‘walk-in cheese room’ to take home with you at La Fromagerie Bloomsbury.
In a nutshell: Popular Wine bar sets up in the City
Where is it? 3 Queen Victoria St, London EC2R
Why should you care? Thirsty City workers can avail of a hefty wine list at Vinoteca’s newest location, nestled between the two Bloomberg buildings. There’ll be a central bar, a mezzanine, and even the option to wine and dine alfresco, if the weather cooperates…
In a nutshell: Alan Yau does Pide
Where is it? 35 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HG
Why should you care? Following Babaji Pide, Alan Yau is back at it again with this pide-centric (Turkish flatbread) restaurant.
In a nutshell: Trendy Middle Eastern-style small plates in Tottenham
Where is it? Five Miles London, 39b Markfield Road, London, N15 4QA
Why should you care? In the relatively un-gentrified world of Seven Sisters, there's precious little in the way of new openings. But now, Torshi's shown up in new warehouse venue Five Miles to change that, with its Middle Eastern-style cuisine, mounds of homemade dips and a literal wall of craft beers for you to choose from.
In a nutshell: Authentic japanese food and drink from Tokyo-trained chefs.
Where is it? 18 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QH
Why should you care? Shepherd Market, Mayfair's charming 18th century square, has yet another good place to eat and drink thanks to the arrival of Taka, a Tokyo-born restaurant and cocktail bar with tataki, tempura, and other traditional cuisine on offer, plus sake cocktails in the basement bar, if you can squeeze yourself in...
In a nutshell: Traditional Bahraini food in Chelsea.
Where is it? 25-27 Elystan Street, Chelsea, London SW3 3NT
Why should you care? After a successful first opening in her home country, Bahraini chef Roaya is now opening the second branch of Villa Mama’s all the way over in London. Step in for a breakfast flatbread with homemade yoghurt in their terracotta-lined courtyard, try a plum cocktail on the al fresco terrace or order far too much from their Mezzeh sharing plates menu.
In a nutshell: Notting Hill Vietnamese
Where is it? 16 All Saints Rd, London, W11 1HH
Why should you care? Colin Tu is branching out from his North and East London Salvation in Noodles restaurants with a new Vietnamese restaurant in Notting Hill.
In a nutshell: Gunpowder guys showcase the Indian continent in Spitalfields
Where is it? 65 Commercial Street, London E1 6BD
Why should you care? The team behind Gunpowder and Madame D expand with their third restaurant exploring the breadth of Indian cooking.
In a nutshell: Workspace meets cocktail bar meets Italian restaurant.
Where is it? 250 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BQ
Why should you care? Brixton’s Canova Hall (from the people behind Martello Hall) will be open from very early in the morning until 1am, all week long, but what goes on inside will change as the hours pass, from coffee and wifi in the early hours, to Italian food, and finally gin cocktails and DJs at night.
In a nutshell: Traditional tabletop Korean BBQ
Where is it? 86-88 Shaftesbury Avenue, Chinatown London W1D 6NH
Why should you care? After opening a Japanese restaurant in Soho, South Korean Charles Seo is now turning his hand to cuisine from his native land with a traditional Korean BBQ restaurant where you’ll get to cook your meat at your table.
In a nutshell: American-style bakery and tea room
Where is it?Shepherd's Bush - address tbc
Why should you care? Restaurateur Bea Vo is back in the bakery game with this new American-influenced bakery and tea room opening in Shepherd's Bush.
In a nutshell: Baked goods and coffee from GBBO’s famous judge.
Where is it? London Euston Station, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DU
Why should you care? Paul Hollywood’s back, not just on our screens, but in our train stations with his very first bakery by the name of Knead, where you’ll be able to buy his sausage rolls and bacon butties.
In a nutshell: Coffee bar and cocktails in Chancery lane
Where is it? 92 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1EP
Why should you care? The Watch House is moving north of the river for its third elegantly designed cafe. There'll be breakfasts in the morning, lunches to go in the daytime, and post-5pm, a cocktail bar. Sounds good to us.
In a nutshell: Fish and chips with an Asian twist
Where is it? 4A Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP
Why should you care? Owner Neil Gill (that's him above) knows a thing or two about catering for the souls of Finsbury Park, since opening Season 2010. Now he’s heading around the corner to turn his hand to Anglo-Japanese food, like tempura fish, sausage and aubergine, plus donburi and pickles. Plus, a healthy selection of rather fun-sounding cocktails, including a punch made with Irn Bru.
In a nutshell: Veggie restaurant with top cocktails
Where is it? 131 Fortess Rd, London NW5 2HR
Why should you care? This new Tufnell Park vegetarian spot promises interesting dishes that just happen not to feature meat. And the drinks background of the owners suggests a bar offering that'll be exceptional.
In a nutshell: Dosas and hoppers Mk 2 in a bigger space.
Where is it? 75 Wigmore Street London W1U 1QD
Why should you care? One of Soho's most popular restaurants is getting a sibling as Hoppers comes to Marylebone. Expect this second place to be much larger than the first too.
In a nutshell: The flagship store with a huge food court
Where is it? 35B Panton Street, London SW1Y 4EA
Why should you care? This is planned to be the flagship store for Japan Centre and they're being inspired by the basement food halls of Japan. Expect loads of food, with plenty of space for eating it right there.
In a nutshell: NYC-style pizza, brunch and cocktails
Where is it? 285 Rye Lane, London SE15 4UR
Why should you care? The pizzeria is opening their fourth chain south of the river, and they’re going all out - 80 covers, a brand new cocktail menu, and rather excitingly, a whole selection of breakfast pizzas.
In a nutshell: Top Mexican chef comes to town
Where is it? InterContinental London Park Lane
Why should you care? Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now she's coming to the InterContinental Park Lane, joining Theo Randall as the hotel's second restaurant.
In a nutshell: M Restaurants' new Twickenham venue will be opening soon, offering locals some very fine beef indeed.
Where is it? Brewery Lane, Twickenham, London TW1 1AA
Why should you care? Hand-fed with seaweed for over six months and straight from the Scottish highlands, the new 100% full-blood Highland Wagyu on offer from M Bar & Grill will be a first for UK menus - and taste fantastic.
In a nutshell: The Frog goes west to Covent Garden
Where is it? 35 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HG
Why should you care? Adam Handling is bringing his Frog concept from Spitalfields to Covent Garden. Expect a bigger, mor traditional restaurant and some dishes unique to this location too.
In a nutshell: Burgers, buns and ramen.
Where is it? 24 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QH
Why should you care? The somewhat oddly named Ichi Buns is the latest restaurant from the people behind Nobu and Busaba Eathai. This one's a bid for a roll-out, featuring burgers, rolls, ramen and more on the menu.
In a nutshell: Pasta with a twist
Where is it? 52 Tottenham Court Road, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2EH
Why should you care? Dublin chef sets her sights on London with this Tottenham Court Road pasta bar that has a distinctly healthy range of options.
In a nutshell: Experimental dishes and drinks from the cocktail king
Where is it? 153 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6PJ
Why should you care? “We want to keep pushing boundaries,” said Mr Lyan about his new concept bar and restaurant. No problem there then - his new restaurant uses very (and we do mean *very*) creative ingredients in a special all-in-one kitchen and bar, reducing waste and keeping guests on their toes. Expect ambergris, Japanese knotweed and smoked compost carrot on the weekly changing menu.
In a nutshell: Nikkei to go
Where is it? 39a Eastcheap, London EC3M 1DE
Why should you care? The City gets a new lunchspot on Eastcheap as Waka brings Nikkei Peruvian/Japanese cuisine to the takeaway market.
In a nutshell: Clean eating for the health-conscious ( + booze)
Where is it? Inside Sweaty Betty, 1st Floor, 1 Carnaby Street, London, W1 9QF
Why should you care? After getting off to a strong start in Portobello Road, aussie health food chain Farm Girl has teamed up with stylish activewear mavens Sweaty Betty to provide the health conscious with their choice of guilt-free grub, plus a bar with fairtrade vodka and biodynamic wines. Well, It is Soho, after all.
In a nutshell: Traditional Mexican tacos with a tequila and mezcal bar
Where is it? 152 Tooley St, London SE1 2TU
Why should you care? After a successful Kickstarter, the much-loved Santo Remedio has returned with their new Cantina & Comedor, a two-storey bar and restaurant on Tooley Street, with a charcoal grill, a bigger kitchen and reservations available for lunch and dinner.
In a nutshell: High end French dining
Where is it? The Mandrake, 20-21 Newman Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1PG
Why should you care? After enjoying Michelin-starred success in Hong Kong, two of the chefs behind Serge et Le Phoque are bringing their ingredient-led French cuisine to London, including their signature scallop with anchovy and fried leek root.
In a nutshell: Classic British style grub in Boxpark Croydon.
Where is it? Boxpark Croydon, 99 George St, London CR0 1LD
Why should you care? In the midst of World War II, Jack Bateman’s Croydon-based canteen kept wartime workers fed and their spirits lifted. Now, some 70-odd years later it’s back in the form of Bateman & Co, who’ll be setting up shop in the South London Boxpark to dish out bubble and squeak, sandwiches and coffee.
In a nutshell: Fuss-free coffee
Where is it? 31 Henrietta St, London WC2E 8NA
Why should you care? Covent Garden gets a new coffee shop from a duo that started their business as an Old Street pop-up. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? 4 September 2017
In a nutshell: The Barbary does a coffee house
Where is it? 16 1/2 Neal's Yard, Seven Dials, London WC2H 9DP
Why should you care? News just in of another new place from the people behind the ever-popular The Palomar and The Barbary, siblings Layo and Zoe Paskin. They're opening a new coffee shop called Jacob the Angel in Neal's Yard.
In a nutshell: British-themed dishes and cocktails
Where is it? 1 Seething Lane, London EC3N 4AX
Why should you care? History buffs can celebrate the days gone by with the British-themed food and drink at The Lampery, a new restaurant that draws inspiration from Samuel Pepys’ favourite foods, who was a former resident on the same street.
In a nutshell: Asian-inspired dishes and experimental cocktails
Where is it? 61 Hanbury Street, London E1 5JP
Why should you care? Shoreditch’s latest trendy restaurant is the lovechild of two chefs who’ve want to experiment with their love of Asian food and “unusual cocktails.” There’ll be loads of pickled goods and flavours, and plenty on offer to those on restricted diets.
In a nutshell: Aussie coffee in Chelsea
Where is it? 253 Pavilion Road, London SW1X 0BP
Why should you care? Australian coffee roasters are the latest opening on Chelsea's Pavilion Road, serving up toast with vegemite and top notch coffee.
In a nutshell: Charcoal-grilled meat, house sauces and flatbreads in Peckham
Where is it? 11a Station Way, London, SE15 4RX
Why should you care? What do you get when you mix a team of coffee entrepreneurs with a barbecue expert? Coal Rooms, where red eye gravy is made in a coffee-deglazed pan, and there's more than enough meat for you to pour it over…
In a nutshell: Multiple cuisines, multiple cultures in Soho
Where is it? 63-64 Frith St, Soho, London W1D 3JW
Why should you care? Soho, get ready - Flavour Bastard (no, really) is coming and it’s got a menu full of packed with big ideas and intriguing combinations of international flavours, like white lentil and chorizo donuts, which all seems to suggest that its bite *could* match its bark.
In a nutshell: London stalwart moves
Where is it? 2 Burleigh Street, London WC2E 7PX
Why should you care? West End haunt Joe Allen will be moving into a new home this summer just slightly down the road. The canteen has pledged to take everything with them to the new address on Burleigh Street, from the wood panelling to their film posters and the bar.
In a nutshell: Immersive speakeasy cocktails
Where is it? 42 Devonshire Road, Chiswick, London W4 2HD
Why should you care? Evans & Peel are building off their Earl’s Court venue to create the Pharmacy, a new bar in Chiswick where visitors will be led through a secret entrance way into the hidden bar. There’ll be passwords, classic American grub and of course, Old Fashioneds.
In a nutshell: Sushi restaurant with hideaway bar
Where is it? 4 Blenheim St, London W1S 1LB
Why should you care? Some very interesting folk have teamed up to open this Japanese restaurant which sounds like it has something rather different to offer Londoners.
In a nutshell: Creative cocktails and sharing plates (MK 2)
Where is it? 47 Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DR
Why should you care? After getting off to a great start down in Tooting, Brick and Liquor has made the move to Clapham to open their next branch of his cocktail bar. It's larger, with seats for 100, has a decently sized menu for bar snacks, and serves brunch (including a full English with savoury pancakes) on the weekend.
In a nutshell: Ex Ledbury chef comes to Islington
Where is it? 21 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS
Why should you care? Following up from the success of James Cochran EC3, the chef is bringing his N1 incarnation to Islington's Angel Central.
In a nutshell: American Asian powerhouse P.F. Chang's comes to London.
Where is it? 10 Great Newport St, London WC2H
Why should you care? They're pretty huge in the States and now P.F. Chang's is coming to London with their new concept. Expect an Asian brunch and drinks from the people behind Worship St Whistling Shop.
In a nutshell: Burgers and cocktails in King's Cross
Where is it? 6 St Chad's Pl, Kings Cross, London WC1X 9HH
Why should you care? This is the latest MEATliquor to come to town, offering the usual very popular selection of burgers, cocktails and hard shakes to King's Cross.
In a nutshell: Clare Smyth's first solo restaurant
Where is it? 92 Kensington Park Rd, London W11 2PN
Why should you care? The former Chef Patron of Gordon Ramsay Royal Hospital Road is opening her first solo venture and it's going to be one of London's biggest openings.
In a nutshell: Pub food with a modern twist from a top chef
Where is it? 151 Cleveland St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6QF
Why should you care? Fans of Aidan McGee, of the award-winning but now closed The Truscott Arms, have cause to celebrate - he’s about to spring back into action in a Fitzrovia pub with loads of classic pub food, and the promise of an even more refined Sunday roast…
In a nutshell: Classic dishes and mocktails with a modern twist
Where is it? 316 St John Street, London EC1V 4NT
Why should you care? As much as possible is ethically sourced at this new restaurant on St John Street from a former Dean Street Townhouse chef, with an alcohol-free drinks menu that’ll delight non-drinkers.
In a nutshell: Anglo-Chinese dumpling and noodle joint
Where is it? 1 Newburgh St, Carnaby, London W1F 7RB
Why should you care? Street traders The Ugly Dumplings are opening their first permanent site, taking over the old Little Pitt site off Carnaby Street.
In a nutshell: Top Michelin starred chef comes to London
Where is it? The Connaught, Carlos Pl, London W1K 2AL
Why should you care? Jean-Georges Vongerichten is probably best known for Jean-Georges, the three Michelin starred restaurant in New York. Now he's coming to London to take on the second restaurant at the Connaught.
In a nutshell: Pidgin do upmarket British/Asian-fusion dim sum and cocktails
Where is it? 10 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BX
Why should you care? The Pidgin duo are rolling up their sleeves to get creative with the theme of dim sum in their first Zone 1 restaurant. There’ll be trays of cocktails on arrival, trolleys of dim sum at your table, and imaginative ingredients like fennel pollen, gjetost and nukazuke pickles.
In a nutshell: Crab, crab and more crab, on ice, with hollandaise, in a salad and more
Where is it? 92 Wigmore Street, London W1U 3RD
Why should you care? Fans of shellfish will be keen to get to this new all-day concept restaurant in Marylebone where red king crab is the order of the day, every day. If that's not enough to lure you in, then there’ll be other seafood delicacies and two bars as well.
In a nutshell: The Ivy goes to the Tower
Where is it? One Tower Bridge, London, SE1 2AA
Why should you care? It's the latest Ivy Cafe all-day restaurant to hit town. And this one comes with a riverside view.
In a nutshell: Contemporary sushi spot
Where is it? 114 Great Portland Street, London W1W 6PH
Why should you care? The folk behind Chisou have opened a modern sushi bar in Fitzrovia serving up carpaccios, sushi rolls and contemporary nigiri.
In a nutshell: The LA-style pizzas come to Shoreditch.
Where is it? 122 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6DG
Why should you care? Already popular on Clerkenwelll road, this sees Wedge Issue Pizza land in Shoreditch. They have LA style thin crust pizzas and cater pretty well for the vegan crowd too...
In a nutshell: Poke in the City
Where is it? 42 Broadgate Circle, London EC2M 2QS
Why should you care? This is a second restaurant for Island Poké. They've got a few new things to add to the menu for the City branch - namely Poké Nachos and Poké Tacos.
In a nutshell: Indian street food, with sourdough naan, curried meat, veg and chutneys.
Where is it? 36 Brushfield St, London E1 6AT
Why should you care? After a long relationship with Street Feast, Rola Wala finally becomes a permanent fixture in Spitalfield, with their healthy do-it-yourself Indian grub, including Nagaland lamb, Bengali-spiced beef and plenty to please the vegan and gluten-free crowd too.
In a nutshell: A new bar by the Power Station
Where is it? Unit 29 Circus West, Battersea Power Station, London SW8 5BP
Why should you care? It's all go at Battersea Power Station as this neighbourhood bar with an industrial feel (echoing the station) opens its doors.
In a nutshell: Neil Rankin's Temper comes to the City
Where is it? 1 Angel Ct, London EC2R 7BH
Why should you care? Neil Rankin's solo restaurant in Soho has been a huge hit. This sees him opening a second restaurant in the City, but tehre are big changes to the menu. This time it's all about curry and there is a LOT of gin.
In a nutshell: Greek kebabs, sides, wines and beers in Brick Lane
Where is it? 161 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB
Why should you care? When the sun’s out, we love food that makes us feel like we’re on our summer hols. This new Greek restaurant in Shoreditch looks just the job, complete with an open plan kitchen and robata charcoal grill for that oh-so-summery BBQ smell.
In a nutshell: Contemporary sushi spot
Where is it? 114 Great Portland Street W1W 6PH
Why should you care? The folk behind Chisou have opened a modern sushi bar in Fitzrovia serving up carpaccios, sushi rolls and contemporary nigiri.
In a nutshell: Japanese-style poké, rice and matcha green tea.
Where is it? 4 Windmill Street, London W1T 2JL
Why should you care? Select from Tombo’s classic options or build-your-own poké bowl at their newest venue in Fitzrovia, and indulge in a matcha green tea sundae.
In a nutshell: Cocktails, tea and nibbles with lots of international flavours
Where is it? 4a Brooke Road, London N16 7LS
Why should you care? There'll be tea and more in the deli, but the cocktails are the REAL draw at Stoke Newington's Mint Gun Club, the newest project from cocktail master Rich Hunt.
In a nutshell: Homebrewed craft beer and bar snacks in Shoreditch
Where is it? 20-26 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DX
Why should you care? Pick your beer from one of the six tanks in the back, or maybe opt for some small-batch gin at the Long Arm Pub & Brewery - and maybe some Mexican sopes for good measure.
In a nutshell: Top quality Italian beef and lots of regional wines
Where is it? 4a Brooke Road, London N16 7LS
Why should you care? Fans of Macellaio RC’s other branches can now head to their new Battersea base, where beef will be butchered and dry-aged aged on site. The new branch will be of particular interest to wine fans too, given the impressive collection of unique bottles of regional Italian vino on offer.
In a nutshell: One of Denmark's most popular pizzerias is coming to town.
Where is it? Circus West Village, 188 Kirtling St, London SW8 5BN
Why should you care? Italian meets Danish with the arrival of Mother to Battersea. Best known in its native Denmark, this is their first spot out of that country and they'll have a big outdoor space too.
In a nutshell: The Langham gets a new tavern with some Roux Jnr help.
Where is it? 13 Langham Place, Upper Regent Street, London W1B 1JA
Why should you care? The Langham Hotel is getting a new next-door tavern called The Wigmore and Michel Roux Jnr is in charge of the food.
In a nutshell: Neighbourhood restaurant in Brockley
Where is it? 16 Coulgate Street, Brockley, London SE4 2RW
Why should you care? This neighbourhood restaurant in Brockley will be focused on serving up seasonal neighbourhood food, with a focus firmly on the local area.
In a nutshell: All-day seasonal European with a twist in Clapham
Where is it? 21 The Pavement, Clapham Common, SW4 OHY
Why should you care? There's Robata-grilled whole roast poussin, caramelised watermelon with Campari sorbet and baby octopus with curry leaf paste on offer at Minnow, Clapham Common's newest all day dining hot spot - plus, breakfast cocktails.
In a nutshell: West African restaurant in St James.
Where is it? 1 St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4AH
Why should you care? Previously showcased at Carousel, this is the latest restaurant to hit St James's Market. It's inspired by West African cuisine, adding a fine dining twist.
In a nutshell: Mediterranean in Broadway market.
Where is it? 129A Pritchard’s Road, London E2 9AP
Why should you care? An ex Salt Yard chef is is creating a menu of Mediterranean small plates.
In a nutshell: Fine Italian/French dining in Fulham from a Michelin-starred chef
Where is it? 277 New Kings Road, London SW6 4RD.
Why should you care? After training under Alain Ducasse and earning Michelin stars in top European restaurants, Gonzalo Luzarraga is now bringing his expert skills in high quality Italian/French food to Fulham’s New King’s Road, in a luxe new restaurant that’ll be spread across three rooms.
In a nutshell: Hong Kong style bubble waffles and cocktails in Soho.
Where is it? 19 Rupert Street, London W1D 7PA
Why should you care? Bubble waffles are probably the trendiest dessert around at this moment, and Bufle is the latest spot to dish them out to Londoners. Expect matched cocktails too.
In a nutshell: Sub sandwiches in Broadgate
Where is it? Container 5, 2 Finsbury Ave, London, EC2M 2PF
Why should you care? Sub Cult are bringing their deli-style sub rolls to Finsbury Avenue Square’s pop-up shipping containers for 18 months. Expect your favourite subs - including for breakfast too.
In a nutshell: A huge new Asian food hall/restaurant/community space/shopping centre.
Where is it? 399 Edgware Road, London NW9 0AS
Why should you care? Up in Colindale, previously home to other giant Asian developments like the now-defunct Oriental City and Pacific Plaza, there’s a new contender on the scene - Bang Bang Oriental - and it’s bringing Pan-Asian food, shops and lots more to draw you up North.
In a nutshell: Welsh heritage cuisine with French and English influences.
Where is it? 2 Still Walk, London, SE1 2LP
Why should you care? One Tower Bridge will be the home of this new restaurant from Tom Simmons, ex-MasterChef runner-up, who'll be dishing up Welsh cuisine from breakfast to dinner. 50% off until 14 July with our reader offer.
In a nutshell: Holloway boozer refurbed
Where is it? 99 Holloway Rd, London N7 8LT
Why should you care? Islington beer folk Hammerton Brewery have opened their own pub on the Holloway Road.
In a nutshell: Chicken sandwiches and all day breakfasts from the Chick ‘n’ Sours crew
Where is it? 134 Baker Street, London W1U 6SH
Why should you care? Baker Street will the home to the flagship branch of CHIK’N, an ethical fried chicken restaurant that’ll be open all day, serving bacon, maple syrup and chicken tender hot cakes, fried chicken potato buns and heaps of sides (including Disco Wings and Tenders).
In a nutshell: British oysters and seafood in Covent Garden
Where is it? 32 Henrietta Street, London, WC2E 8NA
Why should you care? After a 10 month residency in South Kensington, the oyster experts have found a permanent home in Covent Garden to serve up the shellfish every which way, as well as heaps of British seafood, wine, champagne and a very attractive Happy Hour offer…
In a nutshell: New hotel gets Asian and late-night dining
Where is it? Dorsett City, next to Aldgate East tube
Why should you care? This is the second Dorsett Hotel in London (following Shepherd's Bush) and it's the second time they're opening Shikumen too - alongside 24 hour dining from VQ.
In a nutshell: Tea and cake in St James's Market
Where is it? St James's Market, London SW1Y 4SB
Why should you care? This is the latest addition to the new St James's Market development, an English tea room. It's the second Urban Tea Room and you can expect the usual baked good, hot beverages and a decent afternoon tea.
In a nutshell: Mexican food, tacos and margaritas in London Fields
Where is it? Helgi’s, 177 Mare Street, London E8 3RH
Why should you care? After only a few months in Clapton, rising taco star Del 74 is taking on a second home in Mare Street. There are new items on the menu, like Botana de Brisket and Mexican Shrimp Cocktail, and the exciting addition of frozen margaritas…
In a nutshell: Swiss vegetarian south of the river.
Where is it? 124 Southwark St, London SE1
Why should you care? The original Tibits in Heddon Street has many a fan. This sees the Swiss restaurant open its seconf London restaurant in Bankside. Expect many salads as well as all vegan and vegetarian food.
In a nutshell: All day dining in Camden Market
Where is it? Camden Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AH
Why should you care? There’ll be wood oven, a terrace with food pop-ups and an in-house mixologist to whip up unique cocktails for visitors to Gabeto Cantina, Camden Market's newest restaurant.
In a nutshell: Indian sharing platters from supperclub gone permanent.
Where is it? 2nd Floor, 6-8 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW
Why should you care? She's had lots of success with her pop-ups and residencies and now Asma Khan is launching a permanent Darjeeling Express restaurant in Kingly Court.
In a nutshell: Nobu gets into the hotel business
Where is it? 10-50 Willow Street, EC2
Why should you care? This new development from Nobu (the first Nobu hotel in Europe) will have 143 bedrooms and a massive restaurant too. Plus you'll be able to have Nobu food throughout the hotel.
In a nutshell: The Garden Museum's new cafe in Lambeth is serving seasonal food with simple ingredients.
Where is it? Garden Museum, 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7LB
Why should you care? There's a new cafe coming to Lambeth attached to the freshly reopened Garden Museum, and it's got a pair of VERY interesting chefs at the helm, who'll be dishing up a daily changing menu.
In a nutshell: New sourdough for Clapham
Where is it? 67 Venn St, Clapham, London SW4 0BD
Why should you care? Traditional sourdough pizzeria called Radio Alice is coming to Clapham, tucked away on picturesque Venn Street, just around the corner from north end of Clapham Common.
In a nutshell: Ex-Beaufort Bar head bartender heads east
Where is it? 423 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AN
Why should you care? Top bartender Chris Moore has gathered together a stellar team to open his first bar. Coupette will have a distinctly French accent, focusing on regional liqueurs.
In a nutshell: Salads, snacks, coffee and baked goods for the City crowd from Adam Handling.
Where is it? 13 Artillery Passage, London E1 7LJ
Why should you care? Not satisfied with adding more outposts of The Frog to London, Adam Handling is also opening his own cafe in the City. And it's all about helping his restaurants to go fully waste free.
In a nutshell: N1 gets a new wine shop and wine bar
Where is it? 11 Theberton Street, London N1 0QY
Why should you care? The Humble Grape boutique chain of wine bars and shops expands with its third opening, this time in Islington.
In a nutshell: Corrigan's gets a proper cocktail bar
Where is it? 28 Upper Grosvenor St, London W1K 7EH
Why should you care? The people from Dead Rabbit produce some of the best cocktail bars in the world - now their mizologist is teaming up with Richard Corrigan for what will be a separate bar from his flagship restaurant.
In a nutshell: Mediterranean-style sharing plates and cocktails with live jazz in Canary Wharf
Where is it? 15-16 Harbour Exchange Square, London E14 9GE
Why should you care? Tuna carpaccio, fresh pappardelle and more at this all-day restaurant in Harbour Exchange Square, where you can grab a cocktail and enjoy the view, all while listening to live jazz from acts like the Canary Three.
In a nutshell: Aussie all-day spot
Where is it? 237-239 Pavilion Road, London, SW1X 0BP
Why should you care? Bill Granger brings his all day Aussie cafe to the Pavilion Road development in Chelsea.
In a nutshell: Rhum shack in Shoreditch
Where is it? 130 - 32 Curtain Road London EC2A 3AR
Why should you care? After a successful stint in Shoreditch Boxpark, the Caribbean rum shack has found a new beach hut-themed home on Curtain Road, where there'll be a tiki-style bar, a street food menu and more rum than you can shake a stick at.
In a nutshell: Preserved meat, fish and a tidy drinks list highlighting independent distributors.
Where is it? 67 Westow Hill, London SE19 1TS
Why should you care? Preservation is the name of the game at the aptly named Salt + Pickle, a new locally-owned deli and bar who'll be serving up treacle-cured salmon, homemade pastrami, and providing beers from local breweries just up the road to wash it all down.
In a nutshell: Fresh, simple Italian food in Chelsea
Where is it? 14 Hollywood Rd, Little Chelsea, London SW10 9HY
Why should you care? Stefano Stecca, formerly at Toto's, is keeping it simple in his latest project by using top grade ingredients to create traditional Italian cuisine, including Crudi - a raw fish dish made with freshly caught Cornish fish. Perfect for the warmer months.
In a nutshell: Seasonal food in Brixton
Where is it? Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ
Why should you care? Smoke & Salt will be bringing their fine-yet-casual dining to South Londoners when it takes up residence in Pop Brixton.
In a nutshell: Regional Greek cuisine with imported wine and craft beer.
Where is it? 80-82 Great Titchfield Street, London W1W 7QT
Why should you care? There’ll be hilopites pasta, bottarga fish roe and graviera cheese on the menu at this new Greek restaurant on Great Titchfield Street, from the team behind Roka and Zuma.
In a nutshell: Waste-free cocktails
Where is it? 8 Holyrood Street, London SE1 2EL
Why should you care? Waste nothing, make cocktails - that’s the ethos behind Sweet&Chilli’s latest venture, a new bar called Nine Lives based in London Bridge.
In a nutshell: Burgers, fries and sides with an Indian twist in Finsbury Avenue Square.
Where is it? Container 3, 1 Finsbury Avenue Square EC2M 2PP
Why should you care? Bhangra Burger's lamb jalfrezi burger and chicken tikka burger comes to the city, plus the new addition of the mercilessly hot double naga burger, for diehard chilli fans.
In a nutshell: Cheese, charcuterie, wine and tapas from Spain and Catalunya in a laid back setting.
Where is it? 7 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA
Why should you care? After wowing Londoners with his Catalan food at Encant and Rambla, Victor Garvey has teamed up with his dad to open another restaurant on Maiden Lane. This time, it’ll be a laid back wine and cheese bar, with tapas and plenty more to enjoy.
In a nutshell: Asian restaurant at the new Four Seasons
Where is it? 10 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4AJ
Why should you care? Chefs from Royal China, Saske No Hana and Yauatcha join forces in this Japanese/Chinese restaurant opening at the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
In a nutshell: Top Italian pizzas with sixty-hour fermented dough, cocktails and seasonal sides.
Where is it? 182 Bellenden Road, London SE15 4BW
Why should you care? Legendary pizzeria Made of Dough is the latest to make the jump from temp to perm when it moves into its first proper home in Peckham. Expect all the classics, plus some new pizzas and a bar serving gelato milkshakes...
In a nutshell: Bengali-style home cooking comes south of the river.
Where is it? 395 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ
Why should you care? Shrimoyee Chakraborty is opening a new Calcutta Street in Brixton, with a big focus on atmosphere and small sharing plates. There’ll be some new menu additions, plus bespoke cocktails made with traditional Shorbot, and a late license until 1am every night to top it all off.
In a nutshell: Nitro ice cream and cakes in Soho
Where is it? 54 Greek Street, London W1D 3DS
Why should you care? Chin Chin Labs have been a huge hit in Camden with their instant nitro ice-cream. This sees them head into Soho for a new cafe and expect a lot of cakes alongside the ice-cream.
In a nutshell: Anglo's Mark Jarvis and The Harwood Arms' Alex Harper team up.
Where is it? 11 Woodstock Street, Mayfair, W1C
Why should you care? A chalkboard of seasonal specials like venison chorizo and roast seabass will be at the heart of this new relaxed bistro-style restaurant in Mayfair, which boasts two very experienced chefs at the helm.
In a nutshell: Bite-size burgers in all styles, from classic to creative.
Where is it? 36-38 Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6EY
Why should you care? Try the Duck Me with duck, hoisin and truffle mayo, the Lambtastic with stilton, and The BC with cream cheese aioli and bacon all in one sitting at the Bite Me Burger Co, Adam Rawson’s new mini-burger brand.
In a nutshell: Enjoy the Ivy’s modern British cuisine in its new City location, complete with a private garden.
Where is it? Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London EC2M 1NA
Why should you care? The latest restaurant to come from the Ivy Collection will be based in Bishopsgate Gardens. It’ll offer all day dining, and boasts a rather charming interior - including a garden with a retractable roof in case the weather can’t makeup its mind.
In a nutshell: Ethical steaks, burgers and meat to go in Marylebone.
Where is it? 23 New Quebec Street London W1H 7SD
Why should you care? Eat prime cuts of meat sourced from trusted suppliers that've been butchered in house at this new butcher-to-grill restaurant on Marylebone's New Quebec Street, which will also be selling meat to go, and pastries, pies and more via its deli.
In a nutshell: Taiwanese restaurant from the people behind Bao
Where is it? 30 Rupert Street, London W1D 6DL
Why should you care? Bao have been one of the big success stories in London. Now the team behind it are opening their third restaurant, an upmarket Taiwanese restaurant in Soho. Find out more.
When can you try it for yourself? May 31, 2017
In a nutshell: Finsbury Park all-day neighbourhood spot
Where is it? 3 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX
Why should you care? After 25 years working for Gordon Ramsay and Angela Hartnett, chef Emma Duggan is going solo with this restaurant on Stroud Green Road, just north of Finsbury Park station.
In a nutshell: Top notch pie and mash in King's Cross.
Where is it? 3 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX
Why should you care? Famed pie sellers Piebury Corner are opening a new pie shop and deli to serve up some of the best pies in town, alongside mash and roast potatoes and all washed down with craft beer. It's a much bigger spot than the original too.
In a nutshell: Harlem fave comes to London
Where is it? The Curtain Hotel, 45 Curtain Rd, London, EC2A 4PJ
Why should you care? Marcus Samuelsson's New York restaurant is hugely popular, and it's coming to the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch. The legendary yardbird fried chicken and Helga's meatballs are making it over here too.
In a nutshell: Peruvian cuisine - plus plenty of sours and other pisco cocktails
Where is it? 18 Charlotte St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2LY
Why should you care? A new Fitzrovia branch of Carnaby Street's Señor Ceviche will not only have all the usual favourites, but there'll be an exciting new brunch menu, and an underground pisco bar with loads of cocktails, as well as the usual Sours.
In a nutshell: Steak for a tenner up west
Where is it? 46 Golborne Road, London W10 5PR
Why should you care? The growth of Flat Irons in London continues with their latest on Golborne Road. Expect their flat iron steak for a tenner and more...
In a nutshell: Dinings gets a Knightsbridge sibling.
Where is it? Walton House, Lennox Gardens Mews, Walton St, London SW3 2JH
Why should you care? The original Dinings has been around for a decade and this sees them open a second restaurant in Knightsbridge. Expect sushi, sashimi, sake and new grilled dishes too.
In a nutshell: Hawksmoor spinoff comes to Soho
Where is it? 8-10 Lower James Street, W1F 9EL
Why should you care? The people behind Hawksmoor are finally descending on Soho with their spinoff, Foxlow. Expect steak, ribs, chicken and more...
In a nutshell: All day dining in Hackney Downs from the Sebright Arms team
Where is it? 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, London, E8 1FA
Why should you care? Smoked hoisin crispy duck, healthy salads and Bunsmiths-style buns will all be on offer at The Vincent - AND there’ll be low and slow cooked ribs on Sundays.
In a nutshell: Peckham’s Clayton Arms reopens as a new local-led boozer.
Where is it? 1 Clayton Road, London SE15 5JA
Why should you care? With rum cocktails, beer and White Men Can’t Jerk to kick things off off in the kitchen, the Prince of Peckham could be a promising new start for this Peckham pub.
In a nutshell: All day traditional dining with a contemporary twist.
Where is it? Dukes Hotel, 35 St James's Place, St. James's, London SW1A 1NY?
Why should you care? Tuck into classic British cuisine in Duke Hotel's new restaurant GBR, including British charcuterie and halibut with red wine and truffle crisp bar snacks. And maybe extend your visit to try one of Duke's legendary martinis at their hotel bar.
In a nutshell: Ollie Dabbous comes to Covent Garden
Where is it? 14-15 Henrietta Street, London WC2E 8QH
Why should you care? This is the next restaurant from Ollie Dabbous, in the new hotel The Henrietta from the people behind the Experimental Cocktail Club.
In a nutshell: Casse Croute does brunch
Where is it? Bermondsey
Why should you care? This is the second restaurant from the people behind Bermondsey's Casse Croute. Expect breakfast and brunch and lots of rotisserie Poulet Bresse.
In a nutshell: The Clifton in St John's Wood is saved and reopening as a new pub.
Where is it? 96 Clifton Hill, London NW8 0JT
Why should you care? Haggis sausage rolls, Wild Grouse ketchup and roast cod with arrocina beans will be some of the dishes on offer to those who visit The Clifton, St John’s Wood’s newest pub.
In a nutshell: Knockout cocktails, coffee and plentiful Italian cuisine
Where is it? 31 Duke Street, Marylebone London W1U 1LG
Why should you care? The popular Bar Termini in Soho is getting a second outpost over in Marylebone on Duke Street, and this time around there’ll be more covers, more cocktails and much more all day food - as well as all the usual favourites. Expect Salsiccia e Friarielli, Panzerotti A La Noma, and Olive Bellinis...
In a nutshell: French chef Stéphane Reynaud opens his first UK restaurant in Shoreditch
Where is it? 2-4 Boundary St, London E2 7DD
Why should you care? Shoreditch’s Boundary hotel is seeing a revamp of its entire basement, taken over by Reynaud who'll be dishing up charcuterie and other meat dishes influenced by his childhood in the Ardèche region.
In a nutshell: Himalayan cooking on Commercial Street
Where is it? Second Floor, 76 Commercial Street, London E1 6LY
Why should you care? The people behind Gunpowder are opening a second spot in Spitalfields. This one isl be dedicated to Himalayan cooking.
In a nutshell: Seafood and more comes to Highbury from team behind Primeur.
Where is it? 34 Drayton Park, London N5 1PB
Why should you care? The people behind the very successful Primeur are opening a second restaurant. British flavours and Devonshire seafood will be at the heart of this retreat just around the corner from Holloway Road.
In a nutshell: Traditional British goes international under Bermondsey railway arches.
Where is it? 66-68 Union Street, London SE1 1TD
Why should you care? Keen to break the traditional British restaurant mould, Lupin will aim to serve up all the usual hearty British ingredients but with a global twist - think sumac on your lamb, roast pigeon with chipotle or spiced beef short rib.
In a nutshell: All day riverside dining from London bar group Drake & Morgan.
Where is it? 16 Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, London, E14 4AX
Why should you care? There's something for everyone at West India Quay's newest warehouse conversion, from sharing boards and superfood salads to all day brunch and Sunday roasts - and plenty of cocktails. There's room for 200 to sit outside too.
In a nutshell: All the ball shaped food you want in Balham
Where is it? Hildreth Street, London SW12
Why should you care? This balls-centric restaurant in Balham will be serving up all manner of ball shaped food - and cocktails too.
In a nutshell: Mexican and Peruvian small plates at The Radisson Blu Edwardian’s new restaurant.
Where is it? Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel, 31-36 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LH
Why should you care? Tiger prawn tacos, Mayan-spiced chicken ensalada and Robata-grilled Pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs with lime are some of the sharing plates up for grabs at the new Leicester Square Kitchen, a new restaurant in a Leicester Square hotel.
In a nutshell: Burgers and bowling
Where is it? Queens Skate and Bowl, 17 Queensway, London W2 4PQ
Why should you care?The burgersm chicken and cocktails masters move west for their latest opening. And this time they'll be part of the Queens skating and boling emporium in Queensway. Exepct a HUGE bar tool.
In a nutshell: Takeaway baguettes and Egg Benedicts to-go from Yolk
Where is it? Unit 4, Finsbury Avenue Square, Broadgate, London
Why should you care? Former pop-up Yolk’s bringing takeaway lunch to the next level with very, very fine baguettes with fillings like duck and steak, while those grabbing something on their way to work can get Eggs Benedict to go.
In a nutshell: Specialist Basque sherries, vermouths and more with tapas-style nibbles on the side.
Where is it? Unit 3-5 Broadway Market, 29 Tooting High Street, London SW17 0RJ
Why should you care? It’s all about the booze down at Tooting’s new The Tapas Room, courtesy of the popular Donostia Social Club, where there’ll be wines, vermouths, cavas and more, plus a menu packed with Basque-style treats, also available to take away.
In a nutshell: Duck and Waffle is reborn at ground level.
Where is it? 52 Haymarket, St. James's Market, London SW1Y 4RP
Why should you care? There's a new Duck and Waffle coming to town with all the favourite dishes from the original but at ground level in St James's Market. And expect things to be very speedy this time around.
In a nutshell: Neapolitan pizzas and gaming in Canary Wharf
Where is it? 12 Hertsmere Road, London E14 4AE
Why should you care? The next pizza parlour from Pizza Pilgrims sees them going east to West India Quay. And there's a Pizza Playground too.
In a nutshell: Upmarket Peruvian food and drinks in the Bank’s new Angel Court development.
Where is it? Ground Floor, Angel Ct, London EC2R 7BH
Why should you care? With a bottle library locker, a Pisco Lounge and a Rum Round Table, COYA is set to draw in the thirsty City crowd, plus light and healthy South American cuisine - we’re expecting ceviche, grilled meat and sharing plates.
In a nutshell: Pick and mix carvery in Victoria
Where is it? Nova, 81 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0AJ
Why should you care? Nova Victoria’s latest announcement is Stoke House, an upmarket carvery where meat is cooked in the wood fire smoker, there’s an in-house salad wall and you pay for your food according to weight.
In a nutshell: Soho House do a bank job.
Where is it? Poultry, EC1
Why should you care? The old Midland Bank on Poultry is becoming a new hotel with restaurants and bars (including one in the vault and one on the roof) planned. This is from the people behind Soho House. Alongside the hotel, there will be NINE restaurants.
In a nutshell: Seafood in Islington
Where is it? 205 Upper St, London N1 1RQ
Why should you care? Expect a sustainable, weekly changing seafood menu. And there's a cocktail bar at the back too.
In a nutshell: High-end dining in St Katharine's Dock
Where is it? St Katharine Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 1LA
Why should you care? A new upmarket restaurant is opening in London's only marina, led by Neil Wager, who'll be serving up food inspired by his many years cooking on private island resorts.
In a nutshell: European plates and sharing platters near the Market.
Where is it? 8 Stoney Street, London SE1 9AA
Why should you care? Victoriana meets pan-European sharing plates this new restaurant overlooking Borough Market, with a very flash interior.
In a nutshell: Dirty food in Soho.
Where is it? 14 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HJ
Why should you care? The latest from Dirty Bones sees them coming to Soho (they also have a spot in Carnaby) where you'll be able to eat all the mac & cheese pimped up burgers and more dirty food to your heart's content.
In a nutshell: Jewish deli and cafe in Hoxton
Where is it? 225 - 227 Hoxton Street, London N1
Why should you care? Monty's deli has been a fixture of Maltby Street market for a while and now they're opening a permanent spot in Hoxton. Expect their own pastrami, salt beef, bagels and more.
In a nutshell: Adam Simmonds goes pop-up before permanent.
Where is it? 54 Frith Street, London W1D 4SL
Why should you care? Adam Simmonds is getting ready for his first solo restaurant. But before that, he's embarking on an ambitious year-long test kitchen project.
In a nutshell: Islington seafood spots grabs a bigger space
Where is it? 292-294 St Paul's Rd, Highbury East, London N1 2LH
Why should you care? Prawn on the lawn has been a big hit in Islington, serving up cold seafood plates as well as being a fishmonger. This sees them move just down the road to bigger premises - and they'll be serving hot food too.
In a nutshell: Festival chips come to Fitzrovia.
Where is it? Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen, 33 - 34 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JN
Why should you care? They've popped up in Summer festivals with their van and now Saucy Chip have found a home in Jerusalem Bar and Kitchen. Expect gourmet chips with special toppings.
In a nutshell: Levantine in Camden Market
Where is it? Camden Market, Camden Lock Place, Unit 39, London NW1 8AL
Why should you care? This Levantine restaurant features meze, Levantine pizzas (including Beef and Lamb Matbucha, pitas and grilled meats - all baked in a traditional Taboon oven.
In a nutshell: Noteworthy Herne hill neighbourhood spot
Where is it? 293–295 Railton Road, Herne Hill, London SE24 0JP
Why should you care? A stellar front and back of house crew make this new Herne Hill neighbourhood restaurant worth checking out.
In a nutshell: Music spot gets a bar
Where is it? 20-22 Highbury Cres, Highbury East, London N5 1RD
Why should you care? The Garage in Islington is getting a bit of a refurb. Along with that, it's also getting this all-day bar at the front too.
In a nutshell: Xavier Rousset follows up Blandford Comptoir with this Mayfair wine bar.
Where is it? 21-22 Weighhouse Street, Mayfair
Why should you care? Coming from the same person behind Blandford Comptoir, this pairs and all day cafe with a huge downstairs wine shop (all of which you can drink on the premises).
In a nutshell: Chateau Margaux and more in Marylebone
Where is it? 44 Blandford Street, London W1U 7HS
Why should you care? This is a new multi-level wine bar opening up in Marylebone. Expect a wide range of mainly French wines, and some sharing plates to go with them.
In a nutshell: The popular burger spot comes to Notting Hill.
Where is it? 14 Pembridge Road, London W11 3BU
Why should you care? They've been launching burger joints across town, but this is the first time that Patty & Bun have headed out west. Expect the usual fave burgers, a bar and more.
In a nutshell: The rooftop restaurant goes Californian.
Where is it? Selfridges, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
Why should you care? The regular rooftop restaurant at Selfridges is back. This time, they'll have a Californian approach to cooking.
In a nutshell: Jose Pizarro comes to Canary Wharf.
Where is it? Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AR
Why should you care? With Jose, Pizarro and Jose already open, the Spanish chef is opening another restaurant named after himself. Expect Spanish food with more of a takeaway focus than before.
In a nutshell: Matt Whiley launches a Shoreditch cocktail bar
Where is it? 93 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HZ
Why should you care? Scout aims to shift the way we think about cocktails and drinks, by championing seasonal British ingredients. The drinks list will change regularly as produce from farmers and growers comes in and out of season – adopting an approach more commonly used by chefs in top London restaurants.
In a nutshell: Naples pizzeria Pizzeria Trianon comes to Kilburn
Where is it? Kilburn High Road, London, NW6 7HY
Why should you care? The latest hugely popular pizzeria to come to London from Naples is from the people behind Pizzeria Trianon. They're opening Quartieri to bring their traditional Napoli pizzas to Kilburn.
In a nutshell: Homely Japanese cooking from Kanada Ya
Where is it? 5 Panton Street, Soho, London SW1Y 4DL
Why should you care? Pick from little kobachi plates for breakfast, or finish cooking your panko-crusted steak over your person charcoal grill at the this new Japanese restaurant from the people behind Kanada-Ya.
In a nutshell: Healthy eating in King's Cross
Where is it? Pancras Square, Kings Cross, N1CX 4AG
Why should you care? This is the follow-up to the original Maple and Fitz and will be serving up a similar blend of salad bowls, cold press juices and gluten-free desserts.
In a nutshell: Southern Italian cooking in Islington
Where is it? 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD
Why should you care? A new Italian trattoria with a terrace and wine room is arriving on Almedia Street, bringing with it lots of traditional south Italian dishes, as well as more laid back meals like pizzas, charcuterie and cheeses.
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In a nutshell: Ex St John chef goes it alone in Kilburn
Where is it? Sir Colin Campbell, 264-266 Kilburn High Rd, London, NW6 2BY
Why should you care? St John Bread and Wine chef Ruairidh Summers has moved on, opening his first solo restaurant about the Colin Campbell pub in Kilburn. Expect lots of Irish cooking.
In a nutshell: Modern cooking from two Aussies in Newington Green
Where is it? 20 Newington Green, London N16 9PU
Why should you care? Dan Wilson and Andrew Leitch are making the leap from a shipping container in London Fields to a new spot in Newington Green, taking with them their much-praised food, natural wine and of course, loads of speciality coffee.
In a nutshell: Food, booze and hospitality from the Southern American States.
Where is it? 453 North End Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1NZ
Why should you care? Get stuck into comfort food like mac and cheese, or hot chicken, and get to grips with the new face of moonshine, plus plenty of imported beer, bourbon and Bloody Marys.
In a nutshell: Tamarind Kitchen reimagines dishes from its Michelin-starred counterpart for more a relaxed dining experience.
Where is it? 167-169 Wardour St, Soho, London, W1F 8WR
Why should you care? Tamarind Mayfair is opening a sister restaurant on Wardrour Street, bringing with it goshts, currys and koftas galore, as well as a sharing platter with a trio of tandoor-cooked game.
In a nutshell: All day dining from the New Great British Menu judge
Where is it? 176 Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0JL
Why should you care? Brunch spot by day and brasserie by night, Andi’s will offer the full spectrum of wholesome, on trend ingredients, including avocado mash in your energy bowl, making it a perfect fit for Stoke Newington’s Church St.
In a nutshell: Icelandic burgers in Soho
Where is it? 37 Berwick Street, London W1F 8RS
Why should you care? Tommi's Burger Joint produces some of the best burgers in town and this sees them head into the heart of Soho for their latest branch. Expect a few new things on the menu too.
In a nutshell: More Thai treats from the duo behind Rosa’s, with takeaway and delivery.
Where is it? 381 Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
Why should you care?The unstoppable force that seem to be the Saiphin and Alex Moore are at it again, this time launching a new brand offshoot they’ve dubbed Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen, which will be dishing out lots of the Rosa’s classics from a new base in London Fields.
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