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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: Kym’s

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


Market Hall Victoria | Victoria

Open in the Edwardian arcade opposite Victoria station, the sophomore to Market Hall Fulham is a three-storeyed temple to street food, with 11 resident kitchens, three bars, a coffee shop, and room for 400 amidst its restored early 20th century glory… READ MORE
Opened: 12th November

Hicce | King’s Cross

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’s be centred around a wood-fired grill upon which she and her team are cooking up a menu of British food with a Japanese/Norwegian twist… READ MORE
Opened: 12th November
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Sushisamba Covent Garden | Covent Garden

Sushisamba have opened a new spot in Covent Garden – and it’s approximately 40 floors below the original.

Reaffirming the brand’s apparent hatred of the ground itself, it’s nestled in the famed Opera Terrace overlooking Covent Garden’s Market square – in fact, they bussed in a team of architects to completely rejig the entire glass facade, and plug in a ‘living ceiling’… READ MORE
Opened: 1st November

Heads + Tails | West Hampstead

Heads + Tails

Like the (friendly) Jekyll and Hyde of bars, Heads + Tails has a light, airy aperitivo bar and garden upstairs, and a moodier, speakeasy-style rum and whisky bar downstairs… READ MORE
Opened: 2nd November

Levan | Peckham

Nicholas Balfe’s Salon has gotten a follow-up – and it’s a cut above your usual. Taking inspiration from Parisian bistros, it’s a romantic, industrialised spot serving Modern European dishes, botanical cocktails and low-intervention wines… READ MORE
Opened: 31st October

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 have opened a fourth branch of the tapas spot – where the menu has a strong Catalunyan accent… READ MORE
Opened: 26th October

Casa Pastor | King’s Cross

The second opening here from the Hart brothers, they’ve unveiled a third incarnation of their Borough and Bermondsey Mexican joints, El Pastor. That means a dedicated mezcal bar, colourful interiors, and ‘surprise Mariachi bands’…READ MORE
Opened: 26th October

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
Opened: 26th October

Berenjak | Soho

Coming to you from a former Brigadiers and Gymkhana chef, this Soho spot serves authentically-styled kebabs based on the hole-in-the-wall vendors of Tehran… but made with British seasonal ingredients. READ MORE
Opened: 25th October

Harry’s Bar | Marylebone

Harry's Bar - London restaurants opening soon

Based on the Mayfair Members Club of the same name, itself based on the Venetian bar of the same name, Harry’s Bar is a glamorous but relaxed, ’50s era Italian eatery. It’s perched in the relaxed dining enclave of Marylebone, with lots of al fresco seating and a cocktail called the ‘Infinite Negroni’…READ MORE
Opened: 9th October

Blacklock Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Scoring a hat trick for lauded (and surprisingly affordable) chophouse Blacklock is their Shoreditch branch. It’s made a home on Rivington Street, and it has 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
Opened: 8th October

Caractère | Notting Hill 

Caractere Restaurant

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 just opened her own solo restaurant in Notting Hill.

So no pressure. READ MORE
Opened: October 4th

Kym’s | Bank

Kym's recently opened restaurants

The second restaurant from Andrew Wong (after getting things off to a pretty good start with his Michelin-starred A. Wong in Victoria), Kym’s is named after the spot his parents opened in the 80s. It’s all mod-cons here though, with yuzu-spiked cocktails, incredible roasted meats, and a cherry blossom tree that stretches past two storeys… READ MORE
Opened: 2nd October

Cecconi’s Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Cecconi's Shoreditch

Some Italian restaurants don’t open their doors till the evening.

That’s often because they have gnocchi.

Which is why it’s good to know that Cecconi’s Shoreditch – the latest incarnation of the convivial Italian restaurant from the Soho House family – opens its doors all day, from breakfast through to nightcaps, on Shoreditch’s Redchurch Street…READ MORE
Opened: 1st October

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 comes 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
Opened: 30th September

Genuine Liquorette | Fitzrovia 

Genuine Liquorette

Genuine Liquorette is 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 can make your own custom drinks… READ MORE
Opened: 27th September 2018

Pergola Olympia | Olympia

Pergola Olympia

Climbing the heady heights of Mount, er, Olympia, are Pergola, who have launched their first permanent, year-round rooftop bar on top of the Olympia Exhibition Centre. It’s got 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
Opened: 27th September

Kricket | White City

Kricket White City - recently opened restaurants

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
Opened: 25th September

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 is totally worth it… because it’s brought a new, Nikkei-focussed menu; a grand wood-smoker for the kitchen; and Push for Pisco Sours buttons with it. READ MORE
Opened: 21st September 2018

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

Red Farm | Covent Garden


NYC’s RedFarm have just opened their first international followup joint, in London.

And they’ve brought 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, given that the original’s pretty much constantly packed…READ MORE
Opened: 20th September

Kahani | Chelsea

Kahani is the Hindi word for story. And the story here is that Peter Joseph, former head chef of the Michelin-starred Tamarind, has opened his first solo restaurant – marrying traditional Indian cooking styles with British ingredients, in sleek surroundings… READ MORE
Opened: 18th 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

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 have decided to minimise it, by including some of the world’s more niche numbers at their new café… READ MORE
Opened: 14th 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

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

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