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London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants Opening Soon | November 2019

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: Daffodil Mulligan | Last Updated: 11th November 2019

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

Pacific | Mayfair


Aussie chef Shaun Presland is bringing a taste of the Pacific to London this year.

And if you’re wondering what that tastes like, it’s something along the lines of sushi that took seven years to study, imbued with a 20 year history training under some of the most celebrated chefs in Japan… READ MORE
Opening: November 13th
Soft launch? Nope

Silo | Hackney Wick

Fittingly for a zero-waste restaurant, Brighton eatery Silo isn’t becoming obsolete when chef Doug McMaster replaces it with a new spot this year. Instead, he’s bringing it to London, where it’ll nestle into the soon-to-be-expanded Crate brewery as a permanent resident restaurant. You can expect nose-to-tail cooking, fermented herb drinks, and tables made from flooring… READ MORE
Opening: November 13th
Soft launch? No, but you can book a table here

Lina Stores | King’s Cross

Lina Stores Kings Cross

After 75 years in the business, Soho’s iconic Italian deli finally opened their first restaurant last year.

And till now, it’s been feeling cannelloni.

So the news that Lina Stores are opening a second eatery in King’s Cross is very timely indeed. They’ll be cutting the ribbon on the place in November, just off Granary Square with Dishoom King’s Cross and Spiritland for neighbours. READ MORE
Opening: November 15th
Soft launch? Nope

The Borough Market Kitchen | London Bridge

Borough market Kitchen opening soon

Having opened to the public in 1998, Borough Market comes of age this year. And to celebrate, a brand new section of the market is opening with 25 street food-style traders and a communal canteen, including a new pintxos bar from Mimo, market stalwarts La Tua Pasta, and a Singaporean outfit from chef Elizabeth Haigh… READ MORE
Opening: November 18th
Soft launch? None yet announced

Dandy Maltby Street | Southwark 

Dandy is pretty dandy right now.

The two guys behind it will open the third version of its Australian café-slash-restaurant towards the end of 2019, thanks to the support of the public, after crushing their crowdfunding goal… READ MORE
Opening: Imminent. Watch this space.
Soft launch? None yet announced

Paradise | Soho


As many have long suspected, Paradise is located just off the back alleys in Soho.

Or at least, it will be.

It’s a Sri Lankan restaurant taking over from the old Spuntino space on Rupert Street, following on from a string of highly successful pop ups at places like Brother Marcus, and this will be their highly anticipated permanent venue… READ MORE
Opening: 18th November
Soft launch: None yet announced

Peckham Cellars | Peckham

Peckham gets a new neighbourhood eatery this November, from three Peckham locals. Locals who, incidentally, have cut their teeth at ROVI, Bao, Morito and Quo Vadis… READ MORE
Opening: November 19th
Soft launch? Nope

Stoney Street | Borough

Covent Garden’s 26 Grains is getting a sibling this October. You’ll find it, funnily enough, on Stoney Street by Borough Market – whose fresh produce they’ll be whipping into small, varied dishes to share. Plus, there’ll be an in-house bakery selling pastries to go via a street-facing hatch… READ MORE
Opening: November 22nd
Soft launch? None yet announced

Lucky & Joy | Clapton

Lucky & Joy

After dozens of successful pop ups and residencies, Lucky & Joy have finally had the joy of finding a permanent spot. They’ll be opening at the end of November in Clapton, serving more of their Chinese regional cuisine in kitschy surroundings… READ MORE
Opening: November 26th
Soft launch? 50% off your food bill, 26th-28th November. Book HERE.

Café Murano | Bermondsey

Third time’s a charm for Angela Hartnett’s casual Italian restaurant.

But so was the first, and second.

For her first branch south of the river, there’ll be a focus on aperitivo hour, with spritzes and cichetti served overlooking the open kitchen… READ MORE
Opening: November 27th
Soft launch? None yet announced

Davies & Brook | Mayfair

Probably the most hype-inducing London restaurant opening of the century, Davies & Brook will be the restaurant replacing Fora at Claridge’s Hotel. And here’s the clincher – it’s coming from Daniel Humm, the head chef at Eleven Madison Park, literally one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the world. READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? Unlikely…

Moto | Covent Garden 

For all the multitude of delicious ways to serve rice, by far the best is to drink it.

And soon, Covent Garden is going to be one of the best places in London to do that, thanks to Moto, the new dedicated sake bar coming its way this November…READ MORE
Opening: November
Soft launch? Likely, watch this space

Great Scotland Yard | Westminster 

Great Scot…

…land Yard is going to be the next project from super chef Robin Gill.

After thunderous acclaim for his debut restaurant in Clapham, The Dairy, was followed by yet more for his sophomore Sorella, he then went and smashed it for a third time with Darby’s. And this will be by far his most ambitious project to date. It’ll be set in Westminster (literally in Great Scotland Yard), and the aim is for it to be a hotel with two restaurants and two bars.
Opening: 3rd December
Soft launch? None yet announced

Bancone | Soho

After rapturous reviews for its Covent Garden debut last year, Bancone is rolling out its fresh pasta to Soho. It’ll be settling into Golden Square this December, serving up pasta dishes, Italian wines and cocktails to 100 hungry punters… READ MORE
Opening: December
Soft launch? None yet announced

Casa do Frango Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Casa do Frango Shoreditch opening soon

We don’t usually like to count our chickens before they hatch…

… but it looks like Casa do Frango is about to open a second restaurant.

After the critically acclaimed success of the Borough original, they’ll be taking their Algarvian piri piri chicken to a second spot in Shoreditch this December… READ MORE
Opening: December
Soft launch? Yes, check back or sign up here for details nearer the opening

St. JOHN Borough High Street | Borough

London’s best doughnuts are filling in an important hole.

Despite having a bakery just a hop skip and a jump away in Bermondsey, St. JOHN are bringing a new dough-factory to Borough High Street… READ MORE
Opening: TBC
Soft launch? None announced

Akoko | Fitzrovia 


This autumn Akoko is coming, and following and treading directly in Ikoyi’s venerable footsteps. It’ll be in Fitzrovia, and headed up by Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila, and he’ll be creating menu of West African classics made with British ingredients… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Little Kudu & Smokey Kudu | Peckham

Little Kudu opening soon

The couple behind Kudu are adding another couple of local haunts to the family. They’re launching Little Kudu – a tapas-style eatery – right next door to their critically acclaimed original, and a cocktail bar (Smokey Kudu) by the railway a little further down the road… READ MORE
Opening: January 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Bar Douro City | Finsbury Square

Bar Douro City

Bar Douro is becoming a duo.

The vibrant Portuguese resto in Flat Iron square has announced it’s to open a second branch in The City…READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Padella Shoreditch | Shoreditch


Love Padella?

Join the queue.

And rejoice in the news that everyone’s favourite “I’ll stand in line until my legs drop off” no-bookings fresh pasta joint is prepping up a second branch in Shoreditch… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Kol | Central London

When Noma’s head chef René Redzepi decided to open a pop up in Mexico back in 2017, he didn’t just choose some rando with a stove to help set it up. He chose Santiago Lastra. And Santiago Lastra did such a fine job, he’s now opening his own super-fancy restaurant in London… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2020
Soft launch? None announced (nor likely, to be honest)

Manzi’s | Soho

It seems like anyone who lived in London between the 1950s and early noughties has a story about Manzi’s.

Just off Leicester Square, it was a two-storey seafood restaurant run by the kind of rumbustious Italian family you see in movies. In the midst of red gingham tablecloths and plastic loaves hanging from the ceiling, first dates, children’s birthdays, and silver wedding anniversaries were celebrated over curried halibut and Manzi’s renowned strawberry flan… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Chyna | Canary Wharf 

Hakkasan. Yauatcha. Park Chinois.

When Alan Yau announces a new restaurant, people tend to pay attention.

And, well, he’s announced a new restaurant. A big one. Called Chyna, he’s billing it as a “Chinese River Cafe”, and it’ll sit in the huge Wardian development in Canary Wharf where it’ll overlook the South Dock. There’ll be enough room for 120 diners, and there’ll be a nice waterside terrace too… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Yau Grilling | Canary Wharf

…and what’s that next door, you ask? Oh, that’s just Alan’s other spot that he’s opening. At the same time. No biggie. It’ll be a 45-seater focused on Japanese grill dishes, with a dedicated oyster bar thrown in for good measure… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Hoppers | King’s Cross

Planting another foot on solid ground, Hoppers – the Sri Lankan restaurant from the team behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna – are opening a third branch next year. It’ll settle into that stretch between King’s Cross station and Granary Square, and follows critical acclaim for the Soho and Marylebone originals… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

BAO | King’s Cross

And following in Hoppers’ footstep, another branch of lauded steamed bun spot BAO will be joining the new slick of eateries up in King’s Cross. Together with the Hoppers site, they’ll make up a grand 6,000 sq ft dining space, including one big feasting table for 12… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Eataly | Bishopsgate 


No, that’s not a phonetic guide to saying the word “Italy” in a vaguely offensive fashion.

It’s a new Italian dining hall coming to London next year, in what amounts to basically a massive food theme park. They’re packing everything good about Italian food into one grand space, and it’s going to be amazing…READ MORE
Opening: 2020
Soft launch? Not yet announced

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