Recently Opened Restaurants in London | Latest & Greatest
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.
Brat | Shoreditch
Former Kitty Fisher’s chef Tomos Parry has brought his Brat to London.
And this is relevant to you, because:
1) It’s the name of his debut restaurant; and
2) It’s 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
Opened: 17th March
Swingers West End | Marylebone
The seaside’s not usually the easiest place for a round of golf.
You’ve got about a 99% chance of hitting it into the sand.
It does, however, make a pretty neat theme for a crazy golf venue – which, coincidentally, is exactly what Swingers are doing when they open their SECOND PERMANENT HOME this year. They’re taking over the former BHS flagship on Oxford Street and filling it with a host of street food vendors, 2 glorious cocktail bars (including one in its own building within the building), and of course 2 brand new courses of seaside-themed golf… READ MORE
Opened: 16th March
Sapling | Dalston
They tend to start thinking about branching out the moment they come into existence.
So it comes as no surprise that this new Dalston restaurant has positioned itself as being heavily wine-driven right from the outset. Set in an all-white sleeve space decorated with pale glazed tiles, the centre of the room is dominated by a long double-sided bar for casual seating, with snug two-person booth seating lining the walls around it…READ MORE
Opened: March 15th
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
Opened: 1st March
Jidori | Covent Garden
Yakitori is a classic Japanese dish of skewered, chargrilled chicken.
And yes, restaurants dedicated to the stuff can get a lot of stick.
But not so for Jidori, the lauded Dalston joint, which has just opened its second site in the more central spot of Covent Garden – including a private karaoke booth… READ MORE
Opened: 25th February 2018
Hām | West Hampstead
Hām, apparently means ‘home’ in Old English.
And it looks like ex-Ledbury chef Matt Osborne has finally found his hām.
It’s up in West Hampstead, and it’s his first solo venture after working at the award-studded Ledbury, Salon in Brixton, and the Other Naughty Piglet… READ MORE
Opened: 24th February 2018
Evelyn’s Table | Chinatown
Welcome to Evelyn’s Table.
The good news is – by virtue of being one of the few reservable spots in Soho – it can be your table, too.
You’ll have to be quick, of course, because the entire restaurant is but a single, horseshoe-shaped marble bar, seating up to eleven voyeurs around the bustling open kitchen. READ MORE
Opened: February 8th
On the Dak | Covent Garden
Korean fried chicken.
Truly, this is Seoul food.
And quite possibly the best place in London to get it – On The Bab – have decided to open a restaurant dedicated to the stuff. It’s in Covent Garden, just off the Seven Dials, and it’s appropriately called On The Dak. READ MORE
Opened: February 2nd
Sabor | Mayfair
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
Opened: February 1st
Chimis | Southwark
Former Brindisa Head Chef Nicholas Modad is opening his debut restaurant, Chimis, alongside Federico Fugazza. It’s a 44-cover Argentinean Parrilla restaurant in Southwark looks excellent…. READ MORE
Opened: 29th January
Sorella | Clapham
The Manor is about to become Sorella.
Robin Gill’s acclaimed Clapham modern bistro (and sister restaurant to The similarly beloved Dairy) is going to be totally reinvented for 2018 as Sorella, an Italian outfit inspired by Robin’s time on the Amalfi coast… READ MORE
Opened: 23rd January 2018
Kudu | Peckham
A neighbourhood-styled eatery right in the heart of Peckham, Kudu takes inspiration from South African cuisine. It’s something that comes naturally to chef Patrick Williams, who’s combining his own roots there with a cooking style finessed at the (much-missed) Paradise Garage, while co-owner Amy Corbin is cutting her teeth as the next generation of the Corbin & King dynasty – the restaurateurs behind such hard-to-spell dining spots as The Wolseley and The Delaunay. READ MORE
Opened: 16th January
CLAW | Carnaby
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 just to get a whole lot easier with CLAW’s first permanent restaurant on Kingly Street…READ MORE
Opened: 12th January
Greyhound Café | Fitzrovia
The Greyhound Cafe has a dish called the ‘Complicated Noodle’.
It tends to be the case when you Thai food.
And it’s only appropriate for Greyhound’s own past – having started as a menswear brand in the mid ’80s, their circuitous journey to London has seen them pivot into becoming a ‘lifestyle cafe’ before launching restaurants across China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia…READ MORE
Opened: 11th January
Kazu | Fitzrovia
Kazu comes to us from the former head chef of the critically lauded Chisou, and has been 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
Opened: 18th December
Dishoom Kensington | Kensington
Dishoom have headed in a new direction with their latest 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 holed 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
Opened: 15th December
Indian Accent | Mayfair
London has gotten 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
Opened: 14th December
NUALA | Old Street
Niall Davidson – alumnus of The Chiltern Firehouse – has opened his own joint. Called NUALA, it’s in Old Street, and features a curved concrete bar and relaxed seating arranged around a brick-lined open fireplace… READ MORE
Opened: December 13th
Parsons | Covent Garden
Outstanding wine-centric Covent Garden restaurant The 10 Cases has decided to open a second spot in pretty much the exact same location. Parsons is planted right across the street, and this time the emphasis is on seafood, with a menu of fresh swimmers like oysters, octopus, crab, squid ink risotto, smoked clams, mussels, langoustines, and more. There’s plenty of whole fish, and – just in case – one meat dish each day. READ MORE
Opened: 6th December
Harry’s Dolce Vita | Knightsbridge
Harry’s Dolce Vita. It’s going to be pretty sweet.
Joining an already spectacular series of eateries from Caprice Holdings (The Ivy, Sexy Fish, J. Sheekey etc.) it’s planning on serving ’50s and ’60s inspired Italian food and drink to Knightsbridge locals all day long… READ MORE
Opened: December 6th
Granary Square Brasserie | Kings Cross
The Ivy Collective are about to open a Brasserie on Granary Square.
They’re calling it Granary Square Brasserie.
The interior will be clothed in their signature style, with a mix of Art Deco (parquet flooring, low brass tables, etc.) and modern touches (bare brick walls, low hung lights, etc.) coming together to project a sense of absurd, Ivy-esque luxury… READ MORE
Opened: December 6th
The Blue Posts | Chinatown
Over a quarter of a millennium after the Blue Posts was founded, the folks behind vaunted restaurants The Palomar and The Barbary have renovated the space, turning it into a three storey palace of food & wine…READ MORE
Opened: December 5th
The Good Egg | Carnaby
The Good Egg.
Paradoxically, one is not un oeuf.
So the people behind Stoke Newington’s finest Jewish deli, brunch spot, bakery, and bar are opening a second spot in Soho’s Kingly Court… READ MORE
Opened: 1st December
Londrino | Southwark
At first glance, the following sentence might not seem like a big deal.
Leandro Carreira is opening his first restaurant.
But trust us when we say it is. Because Leandro Carreira first trained up at Mugaritz in Spain (where he helped get it to No.9 on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, winner of 2 Michelin Stars, etc.), then became head chef at Viajante, and finally stunned diners at Lyle’s… READ MORE
Opened: December 1st
Jack Solomons | Soho
A hidden speakeasy in the middle of Soho, Jack Solomons can only be accessed via the entrance of an after-hours deli… READ MORE
Opened: December 1st
The Drunken Butler | Clerkenwell
They work for tips-y.
And there’s one coming to Clerkenwell this autumn. It’s the first restaurant from chef Yuma Hashemi, who’s worked in kitchens in half a dozen countries, including the US, Sweden, Portugal, France, Germany, and more. He’s taking that international ball and running with it, by making his cuisine French with Korean and Persian influences, as well as adding a penchant for fermentation, smoking, salting, and preserving. READ MORE
Opened: December 1st
Koya City | The City
Soho’s modest, traditional udon den, Koya Bar, is getting a sophomore follow up in the glitzy new Bloomberg Arcade development, rubbing shoulders with Caravan City and a new eatery from Gymkhana. It’ll be a much bigger space (which is good news, as it’s still walk-in only), serving up breakfast udon, seasonal specials, and cocktails created by Tony Conigliaro’s Drink Factory… READ MORE
Opened: 11th December
Little Duck – The Picklery | Dalston
Raw Duck want to open a little sister venue. They took the idea, brined it, let it ferment, and finally unveiled it: a picklery. This new Dalston-based venture will focus on the art of brining. There’ll be pickles, ferments, and drinking vinegars, and there’ll be a shop on site for you to buy everything by the gram or the jar…READ MORE
Opened: 30th November
Yen | Temple
The Padella of noodles has arrived.
It’s called Yen, and it’s boasting fine-dining Japanese… all the way from Paris.
Bringing over the same concept as the St. Germain de Près original, they’ll be skilfully hand-making buckwheat soba noodles twice a day, alongside sushi, tempura, and robata-grilled delights… READ MORE
Opened: November 28th
Duddell’s | London Bridge
Combining art and food is pretty much a fool-proof business plan.
It’s guaranteed to make Monet.
At least, it certainly seems to be working for Duddell’s, the two-Michelin starred Hong Kong restaurant known for hanging art that’s as good as its food (which, by the way, is very very good). Because they’re opening their first global outpost in London Bridge this November…READ MORE
Opened: November 28th
Darcie & May Green | Paddington
The Daisy Green Collection have barged into Paddington.
That is to say, they’ve brought two barges – the Darcie Green, and the May Green – and filled them with all the things that make their classic Australian Brunches so classically delicious… READ MORE
Opened: 27th November
Del 74 Dalston | Dalston
Such is the popularity of Del 74’s raucous blend of tacos, cocktails, and music, that they’ve decided to open another joint. This one will be in Dalston, nearby to their Clapton original, and sporting the same brand of extravagantly kitschy ’70s-led decor. There are, however, a few different things going on with the menu… READ MORE
Opened: 24th November
Passo | Shoreditch
This new Old Street eatery comes to you from the fine team behind Foley’s and Rum Kitchen, with all day Italian dining in both relaxed and relaxing surroundings. Make your way inside, and you’ll be met with neutral plaster and concrete tones, broken up with heavy oak feasting tables, a sleek marble bar, and a sprawling open kitchen proudly boasting a copper-covered pizza oven…READ MORE
Opened: 23rd November
Bombay Bustle | Mayfair
Jamavar has just been awarded its first Michelin star. So it’s pretty exciting news that co-founder Samyukta Nair and head chef Rohit Ghai are teaming up again on another Indian spot, a mere stone’s throw away. And besides sporting an art deco feel and delicious dishes plucked from across India, it’s also got an entire dessert bar… READ MORE
Opened: November 17th
Want to know what’s coming up? Well, luckily there’s a guide to London restaurants opening soon, too.