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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…


Cornerstone | Hackney Wick 

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Tom Brown’s debut restaurant is going to be called Cornerstone. And it sounds like he’s got the right angle for it.

You see, he’s taking all his experience as head chef at Michelin-starred joint, Outlaw’s at The Capital; a dash of his time in the kitchens at Rick Stein’s; and a love of fresh produce from his Cornish roots to create a restaurant that’s – in the best possible way – a little fishy. READ MORE
Opening: March
Soft launch? None announced

Stem | Mayfair

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There aren’t many places in London that you can get pigeon and coconut.

And, in fact, until Stem opens there are precisely none.

But Mark Jarvis sees it as his mission to bring that kind of culinary creativity to the city, and if his debut restaurant, Anglo, is anything to go by, then he’s succeeding incredibly well. READ MORE
Opening: Late March 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Vijay’s Lounge | Fitzrovia

Vijay's Lounge cocktail

Vijay’s Lounge is based on the love story between a Mumbai gangster and an English noblewoman, who was ultimately jilted and left to ruminate on her lost love in a Fitzrovia mansion.

And like all typical break-ups, it’s resulted in the creation of a Colonial-era speakeasy with dark, moody walls, Lady Charlotte’s personal Indian keepsakes and trinkets, and a slick of aromatic cocktails based on their story… READ MORE
Opening: 28th March
Soft launch? None announced

Moonshine Minnie’s | Shoreditch 

Moonshine used to be made underground.

So it’s fitting that Moonshine Minnie’s literally is.

As of the end of March, you’ll be able to find it underneath the meat & music temple that is The Blues Kitchen Shoreditch, and the space itself promises to be pretty stunning… READ MORE
Opening: March 29th
Soft Launch? None Announced

Mãos | Shoreditch

Nuno Mendes’ career was launched when he started the Loft Project; a tiny, supperclub-like restaurant set in an East London loft space.

Now, after running some of London’s most celebrated restaurants, he’s finally about to reach a new career peak: a tiny, supperclub-like restaurant set in an East London loft space… READ MORE
Opening: April 3rd 2018
Soft launch? Nope

Hide | Mayfair

Ironically, it looks like of all the things Hide plans to do, hiding isn’t one of them. Ollie Dabbous’s new venture will be huge, and it’ll be placed slap-bang in the middle of town, opposite Green Park… READ MORE
Opening: Early April 2018
Soft launch? None announced

The Prince | Earl’s Court

The Prince Brompton Crossing Earl's Court bar

Gearing up to reopen its doors for the summer, the West London pub renovated by the Pergola team is coming back in full force with a princely two new food traders joining Patty & Bun and The Begging Bowl, plus summer-friendly retractable rooves over their fairylit secret garden… READ MORE
Opening: 12th April
Soft launch? Sign up for a free frozen margarita HERE

Tortilleria El Pastor | Bermondsey

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Tacos usually come in twos.

And if a taco place is good enough, it ends up with a partner too. Hence the fact that El Pastor is spawning a sibling; Tortilleria El Pastor. READ MORE
Opening: April 13th 2018
Soft launch? 7th & 8th of April, 50% off food

Petersham Nurseries Covent Garden | Covent Garden

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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. Which is precisely why they’re opening not one, but two restaurants in their new Covent Garden store… READ MORE
Opening: April 23rd
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: May 2018
Soft launch? Likely, not announced yet however

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

Market Hall Fulham | Fulham

Market Hall Fulham

Opening this Spring in a decidedly less cartoonish form than the above would suggest, Market Hall Fulham is the first in a trio of top-shelf food halls to open in London. The Fulham incarnation will make its home in a formerly empty Edwardian tube ticket hall, and will have space for 10 kitchens and a bar, including a new project from Farang’s Seb Holmes… READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft launch? None announced

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

Lina Stores – Greek Street | Soho

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A legendary Soho deli is going to open a restaurant.

And in all likelihood, people will Lina up around the block for it.

Because literally 75 years after opening up their Italian food shop & deli on Brewer Street, the people behind Lina Stores have decided to start phase 2 of their operation: open a pasta restaurant a couple of streets over. READ MORE
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None 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 

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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

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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

Yotam Ottolenghi | Fitzrovia

ottolenghi opening soon

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

Oklava | Fitzrovia 

oklava opening soon

Good news.

Chef Selin Kiazim, who’s behind the modern Turkish-Cypriot restaurant Oklava, is going to be opening a second site in the coming months. It’s set to be located in Fitzrovia and is due to open its doors in the late Spring or early summer. 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

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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: Spring 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Bob Bob Cité The City

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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: May 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

Mare Street Market | Hackney

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To many people, having a mare isn’t usually a good thing.

But it is for Gizzi Erskine, who’s opening her first permanent solo restaurant as part of the upcoming Mare Street Market.

It’s a new, sprawling project from Barworks (the people behind the Wenlock & Essex, Electricity Showrooms and the 5cc bars) that, unsurprisingly, is going to be sited on Hackney’s Mare Street…READ MORE
Opening: Spring 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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