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Recently Opened Restaurants In London

Recently Opened Restaurants In London

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You’re fantastic.

And while that’s great and all, we couldn’t help but notice that with all the effort that takes, you’re left with very little time to stay completely on top of London’s latest openings.

Which is why we’ve taken the time to assemble this list of only the very best recently opened restaurants in London, so you can continue crushing it. Whatever it is.

You’re welcome.

Main image: Mr Fogg’s Society Of Exploration

Want to know what’s coming up? Well, luckily there’s a guide to London restaurants opening soon, too.

Ziggy’s | Piccadilly

Ziggy's - bars opening soon

A couple of Heroes have opened a David Bowie-inspired bar. It’s set in the very same building where he hosted his retirement party for his alter-ego Ziggy Stardust, and sports suitably 70s interiors with drinks named after his lyrics… READ MORE
Opened: 20th September

Jolene | Stoke Newington

The hat trick for the team behind Primeur and Westerns Laundry, Jolene is an achingly beautiful restaurant and bakery overlooking Newington Green, serving up simple produce-led dishes, a natural wine-list, and freshly baked breakfast pastries, bread, and more… READ MORE
Opened: 18th September

Little Kolkata | Covent Garden

Kolkata is the 4th largest city in the world, covering an area of around 750 sq miles in West Bengal.

Little Kolkata, on the other hand covers a cosy, one floor space in Covent Garden. With a private dining room. Or at least it will, once the ludicrously popular supperclub sets up permanent shop this month… READ MORE
Opened: 17th September

Maison Bab | Covent Garden

Maison Bab - recently opened restaurants

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
Opened: 17th September
Soft launch? 50% off food, 17th-23rd September. Book HERE.

Proceed Clockwise | Bethnal Green

A new board game cafe is coming to East London.

And yes, there’s going to be some risk involved.

But the people behind Proceed Clockwise has decided to minimise it, by making this the biggest board game cafe in the UK… READ MORE
Opened: 14th September
Soft Launch? Yes, 30% off food until 30th September

Mr. Fogg’s Society of Exploration | Embankment

Mr. Fogg is on the move again.

See, having touched down in MayfairCovent Garden, and Fitzrovia, London’s preeminent Victorian-era cocktail den has now pitched up with a brand new bar on The Strand – a fitting location, since nearby Charing Cross was the starting point of his round-the-world voyage.

And of course, like all decent gentlemen’s clubs, there’s a full size, Orient Express-style train carriage bang in the middle of it…READ MORE
Opened: 14th September

Kerridge’s Bar & Grill | Westminster

Kerridge's Bar and Grill

Tom Kerridge likes to have his fingers in a lot of pies.

Literally, we assume.

And apparently figuratively too, as he’s just opened 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
Opened: 10th September

1251 | Islington

1251 James Cochran

Following what’s been a strange week for chef James Cochran (who discovered his previous restaurant have trademarked his name, and are now using it to sell recipes), there’s good news with the opening of his next spot in Islington, which showcases his unique, creative cooking, fusing weird and wonderful flavours… READ MORE
Opened: 28th August

Gunpowder One Tower Bridge | Southwark

Ordinarily, combining gunpowder with Tower Bridge would seem like something of a no-no.

But this is no ordinary Gunpowder.

This is the followup joint from the tiny, lavishly praised Spitalfields Indian restaurant (the Guardian says “There doesn’t seem to be a theme to the menu, unless it goes, ‘What’s from India and utterly delicious?’”). And now, Gunpowder have a new plot… of land in the One Tower Bridge development, with which they’ve created a much larger followup…. READ MORE
Opened: 3rd of September

Bababoom Islington | Islington


All too often, they get skewered.

Well, thanks to places like BabaBoom, they’re turning things around, and restoring their reputation as a top-tier meal.

So the folks at this kebab shop have done the natural thing, and opened a second location. It’s on Upper Street Islington, and its got the same first rate charcoal-grilled kebabs that made the Battersea original so damned crowd-pleasing… READ MORE
Opened: August 7th

ROVI | Islington 

Like Middle Eastern food?

Then this Israeli good news.

Yotam Ottolenghi has cut the ribbon on ROVI. Found on Fitzrovia’s Wells Street, it departs slightly from YO’s other venues by focussing on fermentation & fire to prepare the Middle Eastern-style goodness that the chef has become so beloved for. READ MORE
Opened: July 23rd

Night Tales | Hackney

When the sun goes down, some people like bedtime stories.

And some people prefer Night Tales. 

For those in the latter group, we have some very good news: Night Tales has at last found a permanent home, in Hackney’s Bohemia Place. And it’s pretty epic, with street food from Fat Baby and Sons of Slice, an agave bar, an Asahi bar, and a cocktail bar with a waterfall backdrop… READ MORE
Opened: 13th July

Carte Blanche | Hackney 


Sometimes they take years.

And for chef Andy Taylor, who founded street-food burger operation Le Bun in 2013, those years have been leading up to his second venture: Carte Blanche… READ MORE
Opened: 13th July

Helix & Iris | Liverpool Street

The Gherkin.

It’s kind of a big dill.

Especially now that London’s pickle-shaped skyscraper is revamping its very peak (formerly the space for a members-only club) into a bar and restaurant with 360 views… READ MORE
Opened: 13th July

Casa De Frango | London Bridge

Today’s philosophy lesson will focus on the age-old question:

If a group of people decide to go to Nando’s, settling on the date and destination well in advance… is it really cheeky?

Graciously stepping up to deter the inevitable existential confusion that would arise from thinking about this too hard, is Casa do Frango – a new piri piri chicken spot that’s set on doing Portuguese chicken (or frango) right… READ MORE
Opened: 11th July

Gazelle | Mayfair 

After opening six bars, Tony Conigliaro has finally given in, and is going to turn lucky number seven into a restaurant. It’s called Gazelle, and it’s in Mayfair… READ MORE
Opened: 9th July

Cora Pearl | Covent Garden

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Named after an old prostitute who used to roam the area, Cora Pearl is run by the Kitty Fisher’s team, with the kitchen being helmed by their current head chef George Barson. It’s set across two floors, and has taken the place of a former Bella Italia… READ MORE
Opened: 10th July

Laki Kane | Islington 

As far as lush, laid-back, tropically inspired cocktails bars go, Laki Kane isn’t really lacking in anything.

Opening on Islington’s Upper Street this Friday, it’s a two-floor, plush paradise inspired by modern tiki, and filled with rush roofing, rope ladders, tables with ‘call for service’ buttons, and looooots of rum. They even have an on-site micro distillery to re-distill their own rums, as well as a lab to make their own tropical syrups, bitters, liqueurs and vermouths…READ MORE
Opened: 6th July

Jones & Sons Angel | Islington

Jones & Sons, ironically, has at last produced offspring. It’s situated in the sleek Angel Central on Upper Street, and sports all the stylish mid-century design that made the Dalston original so damn handsome… as well as the chef, and elegant bistro cuisine, that made it so damn tasty. READ MORE
Opened: 14th June

Native | London Bridge

Native is a British restaurant specialising in foraged food & wild game. It was born in Covent Garden in 2016 (to great acclaim, we might add) and has now moved into new digs in Borough…

…meaning that Native is now officially a migrant. READ MORE
(Re)Opened: June 6th

Brigadiers | The City


Just hearing the name, you already get the feeling it ranks pretty highly in the London restaurant scene.

A notion that’s solidly backed up when you learn that it comes to us from JKS Restaurants; the people behind Michelin Star winners Trishna & Gymkhana. READ MORE
Opened: June 6th 2018

St. Leonard’s | Shoreditch

The original Saint Leonard lived in the Limousin region of France during the 6th Century. After arranging a series of jailbreaks, the church decided to turn him into a saint.

Funny how these things work out.

It makes it strangely appropriate that St Leonards Street is in Shoreditch, being the area of London with bars everywhere you look. And it’s on that street, that you’ll find St Leonards restaurant, a collaborative effort from the ridiculously talented Chef-Patron pair Andrew Clarke (Salt Yard, The Square, St John, etc.) and Jackson Boxer (Brunswick House, The Chess Club, etc.). READ MORE
Opened: June 4th

Want to know what’s coming up? Well, luckily there’s a guide to London restaurants opening soon, too.

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