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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.

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


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

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

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

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

Kyseri | Fitzrovia

It’s something of a mysteri why London hasn’t had a dedicated Turkish pasta restaurant yet…

…but Kyseri has gone and filled that void. From the people behind Oklava, this sister joint is in Fitzrovia, and has the same kind of plush-yet-casual interior that its sibling has. READ MORE
Opened: 25th May

Neptune | Russell Square

neptune opening soon

Fun fact: since Neptune was discovered back in 1846, it only completed its first full orbit of the sun in 2011.

Which made the wait for Bloomsbury’s Neptune seem all the shorter.

It’s be run by the folks behind Hackney’s seafood-driven gastropub The Richmond, and will have a similar affinity for swimmers; in fact the restaurant’s centrepiece will be a raw bar set squarely in the middle of the space…READ MORE
Opened: 24th May

Inko Nito | Soho

Inko Nito Japanese Restaurant in Soho

Yes. We know. You’re sick and tired of conventional robatayaki cuisine in London. So thankfully, the founder of lauded institutions Roka and Zuma has stepped up to the plate, and brought his newly opened, distinctly unconventional robatayaki restaurant from LA to Soho… READ MORE
Opened: 14th May

temper | Covent Garden

temper Covent Garden - Patricia Niven

Neil Rankin’s unleashing his temper yet again, after the runaway successes of his Soho and City branches. This time, he’s serving up deep pan and thin crust pizzas with unusual toppings, cured meats, ragus and vermouth cocktails… READ MORE
Opened: 14th May

Andina Picanteria | Notting Hill 

Martin Morales must be really bringing in the dough.

Because he’s opened a bakery and a new restaurant at the same time. Andina Picanteria is on Notting Hill’s Westbourne Grove, with Andina Panaderia (the bakery) sitting right next to it. READ MORE
Opened: May 15th

Market Hall Fulham | Fulham

Now open in a decidedly less cartoonish form than the above would suggest, Market Hall Fulham is the first in a trio of top-shelf food halls to open in London. The Fulham incarnation has made its home in a formerly empty Edwardian tube ticket hall, and boasts 10 kitchens and a bar, including a new project from Farang’s Seb Holmes… READ MORE
Opened: May 8th

Lina Stores – Greek Street | Soho

lina london restaurants opening soon

A legendary Soho deli has opened a restaurant.

And in all likelihood, people will Lina up around the block for it.

Because literally 75 years after opening up their Italian food shop & deli on Brewer Street, the people behind Lina Stores have decided to start phase 2 of their operation: open a pasta restaurant a couple of streets over. READ MORE
Opened: 4th May

The Little Blue Door | Fulham

They say when God closes a Little Yellow Door, he opens a Little Blue one. And they’re right. After the immensely successful Nitting Hill popup The Little Yellow Door shuttered, the proprieters have launched their own permanent site in Fulham… READ MORE
Opened: 2nd May

Stem | Mayfair

Mark Jarvis laid his roots down in Anglo.

So it makes sense that his second restaurant is a Stem.

The space itself is two story affair set in a grand Mayfair townhouse (just a hop a skip and a jump from Oxford Circus), with a small open kitchen area, and pale grey walls lined by regally dark purple banquette seating, which creates an atmosphere of casual sophistication before you even sit down. READ MORE
Opened: 1st May
Soft launch? 25% off food on Sundays until 10 June

Tonica By The Distillery | Exmouth Market

Tonica By The Distillery

After the heady and completely expected success of London’s first gin hotel, The Distillery have brought their juniper expertise to Clerkenwell with a second bar. Named after The Distillery’s first floor bar GinTonica, it has a decidedly Spanish slant, serving souped-up G&Ts alongside elegant tapas dishes… READ MORE
Opened: 25th April
Soft launch? Sign up for 50% off food until May 9th HERE

Cornerstone | Hackney Wick 

Tom Brown’s debut restaurant is called Cornerstone. And it sounds like he’s got the right angle for it.

You see, he’s taking all his experience as head chef at Michelin-starred joint, Outlaw’s at The Capital; a dash of his time in the kitchens at Rick Stein’s; and a love of fresh produce from his Cornish roots to create a restaurant that’s – in the best possible way – a little fishy. READ MORE
Opened: April 24th

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. Which is precisely why they’ve opened not one, but two restaurants in their new Covent Garden store… READ MORE
Opened: April 23rd

Wellbourne Brasserie | White City

Wellbourne Brasserie London restaurants opening soon

Coming to you from two former Dabbous chefs, Wellbourne Brasserie follows on from their Wellbourne restaurants in Bristol and the Pyrenees.

Luckily for us, that wasn’t the peak of their career… READ MORE
Opened: 18th April

Hide | Mayfair

Ironically, it looks like of all the things Hide is doing, hiding isn’t one of them. Ollie Dabbous’s new venture is huge, and he’s placed it slap-bang in the middle of town, opposite Green Park… READ MORE
Opened: 17th April

Tortilleria El Pastor | Bermondsey

tortilleria london restaurants opening soon

Tacos usually come in twos.

And if a taco place is good enough, it ends up with a partner too. Hence the fact that El Pastor has spawned a sibling; Tortilleria El Pastor. READ MORE
Opened: April 13th


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

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