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…


Yamabahce | Marylebone

Alan Yau’s giving up giving up.

Because having been coaxed out of apparent restaurant retirement for the second time, the man behind Wagamama, Yauatcha and Hakkasan (amongst many, many others) will be making another comeback in September with a new restaurant in Marylebone, by the name of Yamabahce. It’s set to be a specialist spot for pide, a kind of Turkish pizza that are essentially boats of dough piled with varying fillings… READ MORE
Opening: 23rd October
Soft launch: None announced

Pastaio | Soho

If you’ve had the cacio e pepe at Stevie Parle’s Palatino, you’ll understand the unadulterated, leg-jittering excitement surrounding the announcement of his new opening: a more laid-back, freshly made pasta restaurant in the middle of Soho, with prosecco slushies… READ MORE
Opening: October
Soft launch? None yet announced, sign up here

CLAW | Carnaby


You’re better off getting them before a night out than after.

More specifically, the kind you really want are the ones that have been sustainably sourced and expertly cooked up by crustacean eatery, CLAW. And that’s about to get a whole lot easier when they open their first permanent restaurant on Kingly Street…READ MORE
Opening: October
Soft launch: None announced

Southam Street | Notting Hill

They started off with the garage, and now they’ve got the full three-storey shebang on top… down the road at no. 36. Behold Southam Street, the follow-up to the critically swoonworthy 108 Garage, set in the cosy environs of a former Victorian pub – and inside, they’re parking a raw bar and grill restaurant, sake room and a champagne bar… READ MORE
Opening: Mid-October
Soft launch? None 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…READ MORE
Opening: Mid-October
Soft launch? None announced

La Tagliata | Fitzrovia

Twin grizzlies.

That bear’s repeating.

La Tagliata? That bears repeating too. Which is a good thing, seeing as the esteemed Spitalfields Italian restaurant is getting a sister joint in Fitzrovia this November. The original joint, started by a pair of investment bankers who decided that being investment bankers wasn’t quite all it’s cracked up to be, focuses its menu around the traditional Tuscan beef tagliata (hence the name).
Opening: November 6th
Soft launch? 50% off food from Wednesday, 1st November to Sunday, 5th November.

The Drunken Butler | Clerkenwell

Drunken butlers.

They work for tips-y.

And there’s one coming to Clerkenwell this autumn. It’s the first restaurant from chef Yuma Hashemi, who’s worked in kitchens in half a dozen countries, including the US, Sweden, Portugal, France, Germany, and more. He’s taking that international ball and running with it, by making his cuisine French with Korean and Persian influences, as well as adding a penchant for fermentation, smoking, salting, and preserving. READ MORE
Opening: Early November
Soft launch? None announced

Red Farm | Covent Garden

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: Autumn 2017
Soft launch? None announced

Smoking Goat Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Smoking Goat is hot right now. So it’s no surprise that it’s about to have a kid. Smoking Goat the sequel will be in Shoreditch, and will apparently be a bar first and foremost, with a restaurant attached… READ MORE
Opening: October
Soft launch? Quite possibly, we’ll keep you in the loop

Koya City | The City

Soho’s modest, traditional udon den, Koya Bar, is getting a sophomore follow up in the glitzy new Bloomberg Arcade development, rubbing shoulders with Caravan City and a new eatery from Gymkhana. It’ll be a much bigger space (which is good news, as it’s still walk-in only), serving up breakfast udon, seasonal specials, and cocktails created by Tony Conigliaro’s Drink Factory… READ MORE
Opening: Late November
Soft launch? None announced

Sabor | Mayfair

Spanish restaurants.

They’re a great way tapas the time.

Especially if that Spanish restaurant happens to be the brainchild of an ex-Barrafina chef and their former general manager, Nieves Barragan Mohacho and José Etura.

Which, coincidentally, Sabor is… READ MORE
Opening: Winter
Soft launch? None announced

Indian Accent | Mayfair

London is about to get an Indian Accent.

It’s in the form of the third branch of the eponymous restaurant from critically venerated chef Manish Mehrotra, joining its cousins in New Delhi and New York – where it’s been voted a World Top 50 Best Restaurant in India, and a Zagat runner up for Best Restaurant in New York…READ MORE
Opening: Autumn
Soft launch? None announced

Londrino | Southwark


At first glance, the following sentence might not seem like a big deal.

Leandro Carreira is opening his first restaurant.

But trust us when we say it is. Because Leandro Carreira first trained up at Mugaritz in Spain (where he helped get it to No.9 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, winner of 2 Michelin Stars, etc.), then became head chef at Viajante, and finally stunned diners at Lyle’s… READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? None announced

Bombay Bustle | Mayfair

Jamavar has just been awarded its first Michelin star. So it’s pretty exciting news that co-founder Samyukta Nair and head chef Rohit Ghai are teaming up again to open another Indian spot, a mere stone’s throw away. And besides sporting an art deco feel and delicious dishes plucked from across India, it’s also going to have an entire dessert barREAD MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? None announced

Yen | Temple

The Padella of noodles is coming.

It’s called Yen, and it’s promising fine-dining Japanese… all the way from Paris.

Bringing over the same concept as the St. Germain de Près original, they’ll be skilfully hand-making buckwheat soba noodles twice a day, alongside sushi, tempura, and robata-grilled delights… READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? None announced

Duddell’s | London Bridge

Combining art and food is pretty much a fool-proof business plan.

It’s guaranteed to make Monet.

At least, it certainly seems to be working for Duddell’s, the two-Michelin starred Hong Kong restaurant known for hanging art that’s as good as its food (which, by the way, is very very good). Because they’re opening their first global outpost in London Bridge this November…READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? None announced

The Good Egg | Carnaby

The Good Egg.

Paradoxically, one is not un oeuf.

So the people behind Stoke Newington’s finest Jewish deli, brunch spot, bakery, and bar are opening a second spot in Soho’s Kingly Court… READ MORE
Opening: Late November
Soft launch? None announced

Mare Street Market | Hackney

Nuno Mendes is having a bit of a Mare.

That is to say, the man who brought us the aforementioned Michelin-starred Viajante and Taberna do Mercado, and currently mans the kitchens over at The Chiltern Firehouse, is getting a whole new restaurant this winter, by the name of Mare St. Market… READ MORE
Opening: Winter 2017
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: 15th January, 2018
Soft launch? Are you kidding?

Feast Canteen | Hammersmith

Feast your eyes on this.

The team behind Pergola on the Roof and this year’s Pergola Paddington Central are rolling up their sleeves and starting the build on another new dining spot in Hammersmith. It’s called Feast Canteen, and it’ll host a rotating roster of London restaurants, with Breddos Tacos and Salvation in Noodles kicking it all off…READ MORE
Opening: January 2018
Soft launch: Sign up for two free meals on their website

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: Early 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Scully | St. James’s

A great many things have been produced in Ottolenghi’s kitchens.

Braised octopus with harissa and olives; Koji rainbow trout with labneh and macadamia; insanely talented chef Ramael Scully…

You see, soon after arriving in the UK after cooking down under in Sydney, Scully started work in the kitchens at Ottolenghi, going on to become the creative force behind much of the menu as head chef of NOPI when it opened back in 2011. And six years later, he’s ready to bring us his very own solo venture… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2018
Soft launch? None announced


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