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London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

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…

 

Dishoom Kensington | Kensington

Dishoom are heading in a new direction with their next joint.

It’s known as West London.

The eatery’s fifth branch, Dishoom Kensington is inspired by the golden age of Indian jazz and art deco, styled after 1940’s Bombay. So it’s appropriate that they’re holing up in the very art deco Barkers Building on Kensington High Street, sprawling over their biggest space yet with seats for 200, and a further 50 in their cocktail den, the Permit Bar. READ MORE
Opening: Open until 4pm, fully open from noon on 15th December
Soft launch? None announced

NUALA | Old Street

Niall Davidson – alumnus of The Chiltern Firehouse – is opening his own joint. Called NUALA, it’ll be in Old Street, and will have a curved concrete bar and relaxed seating arranged around the brick-lined open fireplace. READ MORE
Opening: December 13th
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: 14th December
Soft launch? None announced

CLAW | Carnaby

Crabs.

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: 3rd January
Soft launch: 50% off food, 19th-23rd December; 20% off 27th-30th December

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: December
Soft launch? None announced

Kazu | Fitzrovia

Kazu comes to us from the former head chef of the critically lauded Chisou, and will be placed square in the middle of London’s unofficial restaurant centre of gravity, Charlotte Street. Thanks to Dham Kodituwakku’s three decades experience in the kitchen, he’s going to be putting together a menu of sushi, sashimi, traditional izakaya bar snacks, which include everything from black cod, to rock shrimp tempura, to wagyu beef… READ MORE
Opening: Early December
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 has been consulting on a new restaurant, bar and bakery opening by the name of Mare St. Market… READ MORE
Opening: Winter 2017
Soft launch? None announced

Bob Bob Cité 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 Cité, 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

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: January 2018
Soft launch? None announced

Brat | Shoreditch

Former Kitty Fisher’s chef Tomos Parry is bringing his new Brat to London in the spring.

And this is relevant to you, because:

1) It’s the name of his debut restaurant; and

2) It’s going to be delicious.

It’s named in honour of the turbot (“the best fish in the world”), which will receive due attention on the menu of simple, open-fire cooked fare… READ MORE
Opening: Early 2018
Soft launch: None yet 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: 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

Hicce | W1

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: Early 2018
Soft launch? None announced

 

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