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London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants Opening Soon

There are some things you can always count on.

Your fingers. Abacuses. And London’s restaurant scene delivering a never-ending stream of hot, new, hype-justifying eateries.

So to help sort the wheat from the chaff, we’ve put together a rather handy calendar of the best (and only the best) new London restaurants opening over the coming weeks…


Want to read about somewhere that’s actually open, like, now? Check out our Recent Openings.

Kysteri | Fitzrovia

It’s something of a mysteri why London hasn’t had a dedicated Turkish pasta restaurant yet…

…but Kysteri is about to fill that void. From the people behind Oklava, this sister joint is going to be in Fitzrovia, and will have the same kind of plush-yet-casual interior that its sibling has…READ MORE
Opening: 25th May
Soft launch? Yes, 50% off food from 22nd-24th May

St. Leonard’s | Shoreditch

Brunswick House dish - St. Leonard's

The next project from Brunswick House founder Jackson Boxer and executive chef Andrew Clarke, St. Leonard’s will be a restaurant of ice and fire. They’ll be serving sushi, cocktails and meat cooked over an open range, in an idea that was thought up over a “very, very drunken lunch”… READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft launch? None yet announced

Gazelle | Mayfair 

After opening six bars, Tony Conigliaro has finally given in, and is going to turn lucky number seven into a restaurant. It’ll be called Gazelle, and it’ll be in Mayfair… READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft Launch? If his other joints are anything to go by, probably not

Thima | Fulham


Continuing on a Thima, Seb Holmes brings his lauded Thai food to West London as one of the first traders to be announced for Market Hall Fulham. Drawing on his culinary nous sharpened at the original Smoking Goat and The Begging Bowl, he’ll be bringing bestsellers from his vaunted debut Farang, as well as a fair few exclusive new dishes… READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft launch? None announced

Brigadiers | The City

In the army, brigadiers are a step above colonels.

And in London, Brigadiers is a step above pretty much everything else.

Or at least it probably will be when it opens in May, given that it’ll be the latest restaurant from the team behind Michelin-starred diners Trishna and Gymkhana. READ MORE
Opening: June 6th 2018
Soft launch? Likely, not announced yet however

Laki Kane | Islington 

Laki Kane doesn’t look like it’s going to be lacking in anything.

Opening on Islington’s Upper Street this June, it’s going to be a two-floor, plush, tropical tiki bar paradise filled with rush roofing, rope ladders, tables with ‘call for service’ buttons, and looooots of rum. They’ll even have an on-site micro distillery to re-distilling their own rums, as well as a lab to make their own tropical syrups, bitters, liqueurs and vermouths….READ MORE
Opening: June
Soft launch? None announced

Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia | Fitzrovia

Flesh and Buns London Brunch

It may have been a five year wait, but the sophomore branch to Covent Garden’s Flesh & Buns will be totally worth it… because it’s bringing a new, Nikkei-focussed menu; a grand wood-smoker for the kitchen; and Push for Pisco Sours buttons with it. READ MORE
Opening: June
Soft launch? Likely, but not yet announced

Maison Bab | Covent Garden

maison bab opening soon

When Le Bab first opened, they put a new spin on the kebab.

And now they’re aiming to do it again.

And given that the three chefs behind the whole enterprise are met while working at Le Gavroche, they’ll probably succeed. Their second venture, Maison Bab, will be in Covent Garden, and it will be considerably larger than their debut spot (not hard, given that it’s in a Kingly Court nook) with two floors, and seating for around 80 people. READ MORE
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None announced

Genuine Liquorette | Fitzrovia 

genuine liquorette opening soon

Genuine Liquorette is getting ready to serve you cocktails in cans.


Yes, it may sound like your idea of a great Friday night in the park in your A level year, but it promises to be a fairly glossy affair – being, as it is, a London offshoot of a slick basement bar in New York. READ MORE
Opening: Mid 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Sushisamba Covent Garden | Covent Garden

Sushisamba are opening a new spot in Covent Garden – and it’ll be approximately 40 floors below the original.

Reaffirming the brand’s apparent hatred of the ground itself, it’ll be nestled in the famed Opera Terrance overlooking Covent Garden’s Market square – in fact, they’re bussing in a team of architects to completely rejig the entire glass facade… READ MORE
Opening: Mid 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Untitled Tom Kerridge Restaurant | Westminster

Tom Kerridge likes to have his fingers in a lot of pies.

Literally, we assume.

And apparently figuratively too, as he’s just announced his first London restaurant, to join his double-Michelin-winning Hand & Flowers pub, his single-Michelin-Starred The Coach, and his no-Michelin-starred Butcher’s Tap. READ MORE
Opening: Mid 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Rok | Soho

rok opening soon

A little news to Rök your world:

The Scandinavian restaurant micro-chain are set to open a brand new site in Soho this summer. Their third spot will come with a new menu that’ll focus on healthier dining options, with a strong emphasis on vegetarian and plant-based dishes. READ MORE
Opening: Mid 2018
Soft launch? None announced

ROVI | Fitzrovia

Like Middle Eastern food?

Then this Israeli good news.

Ottolenghi is set to open a brand new restaurant in Fitzrovia this Spring and it’s going to be his biggest one yet. It will be centred around a large oval-shaped bar, with plenty of seating for all. Plus there’ll be a separate retail area allowing you to pick up one of his cookbooks should you fancy it on the way out and try your hand at some of his Israeli and Middle Eastern-inspired recipes at home. READ MORE
Opening: Spring 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Neptune | Russell Square

neptune opening soon

Fun fact: since Neptune was discovered back in 1846, it only completed its first full orbit of the sun in 2011.

Which makes the wait for Bloomsbury’s forthcoming Neptune – coming to us in Spring – seem all the shorter.

It’ll be run by the folks behind Hackney’s seafood-driven gastropub The Richmond, and will have a similar affinity for swimmers; in fact the restaurant’s centrepiece will be a raw bar set squarely in the middle of the space…READ MORE
Opening: Spring 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Cora Pearl | Covent Garden

cora pearl opening soon

Named after an old prostitute who used to roam the area, Cora Pearl will be run by the Kitty Fisher’s team, with the kitchen being helmed by their current head chef George Barson. It’ll be set across two floors, and will take the place of a former Bella Italia… READ MORE
Opening: June 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Bob Bob Cité The City

recently opened restaurants in London

Bob Bob Ricard may already be named twice, but now it’s literally developing a twin. Its follow-up is called Bob Bob Cité, and you’ll soon find it on the third floor of the giant Cheesegrater Building. And because the owners aren’t entirely stupid, they’re leaving the details that made the first venue so likeable: Press for Champagne buttons will still be there, and all the seating will be in booths. READ MORE.
Opening: Mid 2018
Soft launch? Not likely

Hicce | W1

hicce opening soon

Pip Lacey, the former head chef at Café Murano, has moved on to newer pastures.

And there’s been a Hicce up in her plans.

Specifically, Hicce; her debut self-run restaurant. It’ll be centred around a wood-fired grill upon which her and her team will cook up a menu of British food with a Japanese/Norwegian twist… READ MORE
Opening: Spring 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Red Farm | Covent Garden

red farm opening soon

NYC’s Red Farm are opening their first international followup joint, in London.

And they’re bringing their Pacman dumplings.

Of course, Pacman probably doesn’t approve – he has issues with being followed. But the rest of the food-eating community are very much excited about the move. The space will be in Covent Garden, right next to BalthazarREAD MORE
Opening: Early 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Barrafina King’s Cross | King’s Cross


To date, there’s only been one huge, glaring problem with the critically lauded Barrafina.

There wasn’t one in King’s Cross.

Hastily fixing that, however, are founders and brothers Sam and James Hart, who are opening a fourth branch of the tapas spot alongside a wine bar and another sibling to Borough tortilleria, El Pastor, in the newly developed, old-fashioned Coal Drop Yard… READ MORE
Opening: Autumn
Soft launch? None yet announced

Stem + Glory | Old Street

Stem + Glory vegan restaurant

Cambridge’s award-winning vegan restaurant is putting down roots in London.

After a ludicrously successful crowdfunding campaign that hit its target within 6 hours; Stem + Glory looks set to bring its Asian and Middle Eastern-inspired plant-based dishes to Old Street later this year… READ MORE
Opening: TBC
Soft launch? None announced


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