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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…

Main image: Barrafina King’s Cross

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


Kahani is the Hindi word for story. And the story here is that Peter Joseph, former head chef of the Michelin-starred Tamarind, is opening his first solo restaurant – which is set to marry traditional Indian cooking styles with British ingredients, in sleek surroundings… READ MORE
Opening: 18th September
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: 21st September 2018
Soft launch? Yes, until 20th September – book HERE

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Scoring a hat trick for lauded (and surprisingly affordable) chophouse Blacklock is their Shoreditch branch. It’s making a home on Rivington Street, and it’ll have its own dedicated bar space for the first time – a fact they’re celebrating by collaborating on the cocktail list with NYC drinking den, Slowly, Shirley… READ MORE
Opening: 24th September
Soft launch? None yet announced

Kricket | White City

Kricket White City - restaurants opening soon

Kricket’s made the leap to West London – and it’s brought its famed samphire pakoras with it. This third permanent spot has a more relaxed, spacious feel than the others, while the menu continues to combine Indian cooking techniques with British seasonal ingredients… READ MORE
Opening: 25th September
Soft launch: None yet announced


Pergola Olympia - bars opening soon

Climbing the heady heights of Mount, er, Olympia, are Pergola, who are set to launch their first permanent, year-round rooftop bar on top of the Olympia Exhibition Centre. It’ll have the look of an elegant greenhouse, with rustic communal tables, glass walls and ceiling, an abundance of foliage and fairy-lights twinkling overhead. Plus, street food from three top traders… READ MORE
Opening: 27th September
Soft launch? Free welcome drink when you reserve a spot online HERE

Genuine Liquorette | Fitzrovia 

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, inspired by a slick basement bar in New York – where you’ll be able to make your own custom drinks… READ MORE
Opening: September 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: It’s October 3rd.
Soft launch? Probably not, but watch this space

Caractère | Notting Hill 

Caractere London restaurants opening soon

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 4th
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: October
Soft launch? None announced

Levan | Peckham

Nicholas Balfe’s Salon is getting a follow-up – and it looks set to be a cut above your usual. Taking inspiration from Parisian bistros, it’ll be a romantic, industrialised spot serving Modern European dishes, botanical cocktails and low-intervention wines… READ MORE
Opening: October
Soft launch? Likely, but nothing announced yet

Berenjak | Soho

Coming to you from a former Brigadiers and Gymkhana chef, there’s high expectations for this upcoming Soho spot, serving authentically-styled kebabs based on the hole-in-the-wall vendors of Tehran… but made with British seasonal ingredients. READ MORE
Opening: October
Soft launch? None announced

Barrafina King’s Cross | King’s Cross

Barrafina Dean Street

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 – where the menu will have a strong Catalunyan accent… READ MORE
Opening: 26th October
Soft launch? None yet announced

Casa Pastor | King’s Cross

The second opening here from the Hart brothers, they’ll also be unveiling a third incarnation of their Borough and Bermondsey Mexican joints, El Pastor. Expect a dedicated mezcal bar, colourful interiors, and ‘surprise Mariachi bands’…READ MORE
Opening: 26th October
Soft launch? None yet announced

The Drop | King’s Cross

And the third opening comes in the form of The Drop, a wine bar that’s designed to make grape hooch more accessible. Which they mean both literally and figuratively – there’s plenty of rare and unusual wines on the menu (with most available by the glass), which the staff will be more than happy to clue you up on… READ MORE
Opening: 26th October
Soft launch? None yet announced

Hicce | King’s Cross

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 she and her team will cook up a menu of British food with a Japanese/Norwegian twist… READ MORE
Opening: October 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Kutir | Chelsea

Rohit Ghai went to Gymkahana in 2013.

Apparently, he worked out.

He was their executive chef, and after helping them retain their Michelin Star, he earned one for himself when he took over at Jamavar in Mayfair.

Now, he’s decided the time is right to fly solo, so he’s opening his debut self-run restaurant Kutir in Chelsea this November… READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? A place this fancy might not need one, but we’ll see…

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 Terrace overlooking Covent Garden’s Market square – in fact, they’re bussing in a team of architects to completely rejig the entire glass facade, and plug in a ‘living ceiling’… READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? None 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

Harry’s Bar | Marylebone

Harry's Bar Marylebone

Based on the Mayfair Members Club of the same name, itself based on the Venetian bar of the same name, Harry’s Bar is set to be a glamorous but relaxed, 50s era Italian eatery. It’ll be perched in the relaxed dining enclave of Marylebone, with lots of al fresco seating and a cocktail called the ‘Infinite Negroni’…READ MORE
Opening: Late Autumn
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: January 2019
Soft launch? Not likely

Stem + Glory | Old Street

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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