London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon
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London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

All the money you’ve ever spent in restaurants has just been flushed down the toilet.

In a good way.

And there’s no better place to do it that at one of the hottest, newest, most hype-justifying eateries in town. So to help feed your obsession, we’ve put together a rather handy calendar of the best (and only the best) new openings coming up over the coming weeks…

Monty’s Deli | Hoxton

Salt beef is tasty, no matter which way you slice it. Something that the people at Monty’s Deli are keenly aware of, given that they’ve been serving the stuff to ravenous market-goers down at Maltby Street from their semi-permanent stall for the last few years now. READ MORE.
Opening: 27th April
Soft launch? None announced

Trawler Trash | Islington

It can be hard opening up a fish restaurant amidst so much competition. You really need a good angle. And Trawler Trash have exactly that, as an upmarket chippie that puts full consideration into the sustainability of the produce they use. Their aim is to use the fish that’s usually overlooked in the catch instead of your common or garden cod…READ MORE.
Opening: 28th April
Soft launch? 50% off until May 11th

Dirty Bones Soho

Dirty Bones is about to launch the fourth location in their micro-empire, this time squarely in central London, in view of all the passing foot traffic that comes with it. It’ll boast all the hangover-crushing American-style comfort food that people have come to expect from the menu, as well as a few promised new additions & cocktails… READ MORE
Opening: 29th April
Soft launch? 50% off food 24th-28th April, walk-ins only

The Ned | The City

There are now enough Soho Houses to make a small, phenomenally wealthy village. And by the looks of things, their latest venture – The Ned – might just be bigger than the entire thing. Taking over the old Midland Bank location in The City, it’s a whopping 320,000 sq ft, including nine (yes, nine) restaurants, two swimming pools (on the roof and indoors), a gym, a Cowshed spa, and over 250 plush bedrooms. READ MORE
Opening: Late April
Soft launch? Nooooo

Henrietta | Covent Garden

As the saying goes, “when one door closes, another one opens”. Unless you’re Ollie Dabbous, in which case when one door closes, another one gets built from scratch and placed in his new restaurant. That new restaurant is Henrietta; a collaboration between Dabbous and the group behind the Experimental Cocktail Club, and La Compagnie des Vins SurnaturelsREAD MORE
Opening? Early May
Soft launch? None announced

Lupins | Bermondsey

The most quintessentially British food …is the kind that steals the best bits from other nations’ own cuisine. So proudly British restaurant Lupins – soon to open in Flat Iron Square – has absolutely no intention of stopping the tradition. Set in one of the beautiful brick railway arches between London Bridge and Southwark, it’ll feature old-fashioned British food with a globally inspired twist. READ MORE.
Opening: May 2nd
Soft launch? Not yet announced

Plaquemine Lock | Islington

Would you like to abbreviate New Orleans? NO? Well, Jacob Kenedy (the famed chef behind Bocca Di Lupo) is going to try, by stuffing the whole of the bayou city’s famed culinary dictionary into his new Islington-based pub…READ MORE
Opening: May 3rd
Soft Launch? 50% off from 26th April to 30th

Pergola on the Roof | White City

Drinking on rooftops (as we’ve established) is just better than drinking on not-rooftops. Maybe it’s the altitude going to your head. Well, this multi storey carpark rooftop on top of the iconic BBC Television Centre in White City, 100 feet above the West London skyline, is the perfect place to test the theory – because it’s currently gearing up for the return of its summer incarnation. READ MORE
Opening: May 3rd
Soft launch? Nope

Duck and Waffle Local | Piccadilly 

Finally, you can get your fix of Duck and Waffle down at your local …if you happen to live in one of the grand 19th century townhouses in Piccadilly, that is. Because the second outpost of the highly-acclaimed (and highly-positioned on the top of the Heron Tower) restaurant is opening in the new St. James restaurant development, under the moniker of Duck and Waffle Local. READ MORE
Opening: May 3rd
Soft Launch? None announced


Pizza Pilgrims West India Quay | Canary Wharf

Good pizza places are like good pizzas. They can be very hard to top. But the folks at Pizza Pilgrims seem to be doing their damnedest to accomplish both by opening up their seventh branch at West India Quay with it’s very own pizza playground… READ MORE.
Opening: May 8th
Soft Launch? 50% off fro May 3rd-7th

Westerns Laundry | Lower Holloway

In what seems like a modern-day test of knight-like mettle, the second restaurant from the Primeur team is situated behind a fence with a code-locked door. But should you succeed on finding a way in, you’ll be rewarded with fresh seasonal fare on a daily changing menu, a range of gins and vermouths and a handwritten black book of fine wines… READ MORE
Opening: May 3rd 2017
Soft Launch? Not yet announced

Curveball Balham

A couple or Balham restauranteurs want to put their balls in your mouth. Because, in an idea that surely, definitely, absolutely started over a few beers, they’re serving only food that’s spherical. Oh, and cocktails. READ MORE.
Opening: May 9th
Soft launch? 50% off on the 6th & 7th May

Tratra | Shoreditch

Boundary are going to add a new restaurant. Within their existing boundaries, of course. Instead of adding any new space, they’re simply going to be re-dressing their current basement space, and installing Tratra, with esteemed French chef Stéphane Reynaud at the helm. READ MORE
Opening: May 10th
Soft launch? 50% off food, May 2nd-8th

The Tapas Room | Tooting

It’s a good thing tapas is made up of small plates. Because after the success of their street food van and cosy tapas bar in Pop Brixton, Donostia Social Club are launching The Tapas Room in another miniature but intimate South London nook, in Tooting Broadway Market… READ MORE.
Opening: Early May
Soft launch? Not announced yet

Madame D’s | Spitalfields 

Himalayan food is good. In fact, all other cuisines are beneath it. And soon, opening in the lofty heights of the second floor above a Spitalfields pub, Madame D’s will prove it. It comes to us courtesy of the husband/wife team behind Gunpowder and will echo the ramshackle back-rooms that once littered the Commercial Street rag route… READ MORE.
Opening: May 9th
Soft launch? There will be a Nudge Members exclusive 50%-off soft launch on May 2nd & 3rd

Foxlow Soho Soho

Foxlow fans, rejoice. For a fourth branch of the Hawksmoor sibling will finally be arriving in central London, with a spot in Golden Square getting primped ahead of a May launch. The resto will be spread over two floors, decked out with reclaimed tiling and light fixtures. Seating will range from intimate booths to counter seats around the U-shaped ground-floor bar, set underneath a retro cinema canopy. READ MORE.
Opening: 16th May
Soft launch? 59% off from 8th-13th May

The Chin Chin Club | Soho

Chin, chin good fellow/fellowess. We have some good news. The devilishly clever folks at Chin Chin Labs in Camden (who for those of you in need of a refresher, use liquid nitrogen to make delicious, smooth, crystal-free ice cream before your very eyes) are going to open up an entire ice cream emporium in Soho. They’re calling it The Chin Chin Club. READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft launch? None announced

Yolk | Broadgate

Yolk have finally gotten their big break. After a string of pop ups, they’re finally ready to launch their new breakfast and lunch takeaway spot in Broadgate near Liverpool Street Station next month. They’ll be serving up their signature poached-egg pots for breakfast, which come perched on beds of 24 hour ham hock, chilli-flecked smashed avocado, smoked salmon or spinach, and drizzled with hollandaise sauce… READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft Launch? It’s likely the only thing soft about this place will be the yolks


Senor Ceviche | Fitzrovia

Hey, who’s that guy opening up a second Peruvian-Nikkei restaurant with an underground pisco cocktail bar on Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street? Why, that’s Senor Ceviche. And he didn’t get that name by being bad at making ceviche…READ MORE.
Opening: May
Soft Launch? To be announced

XU | Soho

XU comes to us courtesy of the talented trio behind BAO. There, they proved that they could consistently deliver on top-notch Taiwanese cuisine. So this time, they’re going to be serving up more top-notch, Taiwanese cuisine – only here, there’s a more grown-up, old school glamour kind of feel to it. READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft launch? Not yet announced

Pique Nique Bermondsey

Those of you who are familiar with Bermondsey French resto Casse Croute will be cocking your berets to the side in intrigue as you learn that it’s now getting a sister restaurant, right across the street. Pique-Nique is currently being built in a formerly unused building, and will specialise in rotisserie chicken. READ MORE.
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? Not yet announced

Little Duck – The Picklery | Dalston

Raw Duck want to open a little sister venue. They took the idea, brined it, let it ferment, and finally unveiled it: a picklery. This new Dalston-based venture will focus on the art of brining. There’ll be pickles, ferments, and drinking vinegars, and there’ll be a shop on site for you to buy everything by the gram or the jar.
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None announced

Bob Bob Exchange The City

Bob Bob Ricard may already be named twice, but now it’s literally developing a twin. Its follow-up will be called Bob Bob Exchange, and you’ll be able to find it on the third floor of the giant Cheesegrater Building from mid-April. And because the owners aren’t entirely stupid, they’re leaving the details that made the first venue so likeable: Press for Champagne buttons are still going to be there, and all the seating will be in booths. READ MORE.
Opening: Summer
Soft launch? Are you kidding?

The Ivy City Garden | The City

The Ivy is growing again. And in its first foray into East London, The Ivy City Garden will be putting down roots by St. Botolph’s Church, behind Liverpool Street Station…
Opening: 7th June
Soft launch? None announced

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden | Covent Garden

Working in orchards can be tough. They’ll really teach you to grow a pear. And no other plant proliferator works harder than Petersham Nurseries, the Italian-owned bohemian hideaway dressed up like a secret garden, complete with a café helmed by an ex-Hix Soho head chef.
Opening: June
Soft launch? None announced.


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