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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 pick of the best Recent Openings


ROVI | Islington 

Like Middle Eastern food?

Then this Israeli good news.

Yotam Ottolenghi has cut the ribbon on ROVI. Found on Fitzrovia’s Wells Street, it departs slightly from YO’s other venues by focussing on fermentation & fire to prepare the Middle Eastern-style goodness that the chef has become so beloved for. READ MORE
Opening: Imminently. Despite cutting the ribbon on 21st June, their innovative heating system has malfunctioned, so they’ll reopen the doors when it’s fixed…

Little Kolkata | Covent Garden

Kolkata is the 4th largest city in the world, covering an area of around 750 sq miles in West Bengal.

Little Kolkata, on the other hand covers a cosy, one floor space in Covent Garden. With a private dining room. Or at least it will, once the ludicrously popular supperclub sets up permanent shop this month… READ MORE
Opening: LateJuly 2018
Soft launch? None yet 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: Late summer 2018
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: Late summer 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: Late Summer 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Two Lights | Shoreditch

We don’t know much about the latest restaurant from the Clove Club team.

But we can be pretty sure that after leaving it, you won’t be too light.

After all, it’s coming to us from the people behind the current number 33 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list and proud owner of a Michelin Star. READ MORE
Opening: September
Soft launch? Probably not, but watch this space

Proceed Clockwise | Bethnal Green

A new board game cafe is coming to East London.

And yes, there’s going to be some risk involved.

But the people behind Proceed Clockwise has decided to minimise it, by making this the biggest board game cafe in the UK. READ MORE
Opening: September
Soft Launch? None announced

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill | 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: September
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: September
Soft launch? None announced

Caractère | Notting Hill 

They say the third time’s the charm.

But in the case of the Roux family, the first and second times were also the charm.

After all, Michel Roux opened the UK’s first three Michelin Star restaurant (and another Three Star joint after that one) and his son Michel Roux Jr is one of the nation’s most beloved celebrity chefs.

Now the third generation has entered the game in the form of Emily Roux, who’s about to open her own solo restaurant in Notting Hill.

So no pressure. READ MORE
Opening: October
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: October
Soft launch? None yet announced

Darling | Dalston

The duo behind the achingly intimate, date-worthy Sager + Wilde wine bar are already the darlings of East London.

But Charlotte Wilde is just about to make sure.

She’s launching her first solo project this Autumn in the form of Darling, a wine bar, kitchen, event space, private dining room and studio housed in a Grade II-listed Dalston building… READ MORE
Opening: Autumn
Soft launch? None yet announced

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: Late 2018
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: Late 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Din Tai Fung | Covent Garden

Din Tai Fung is about to open its 141st restaurant.

Which might not sound that exciting, until you realise that it’s the first one to come to the UK. Ever.

A hugely popular Taiwanese dim sum spot, it’s been going since 1972 – winning itself Michelin stars and worldwide acclaim in the process (the New York Times reckons it’s up there in the world’s ten best restaurants). And for its London debut, it’ll be arriving in style – commandeering an airy, bi-level space in Covent Garden… READ MORE
Opening: Winter 2018
Soft launch? None yet 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: TBC
Soft launch? Not likely

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

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: TBC
Soft launch? None announced

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

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