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London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon


London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

London Restaurants Opening Soon | 2020

Last Updated: 10th March 2020 | Main image: Fallow 

There are some things you can always count on.

Your fingers. Abacuses. And London’s restaurant scene delivering a never-ending stream of hot, new, hype-justifying eateries.

So to help sort the wheat from the chaff, we’ve put together a rather handy calendar of the best (and only the best) new London restaurants opening over the coming weeks…



Larry’s | Peckham

Larry's Peckham

The team behind the critically lavished Levan are opening another joint very close to home. Right next door, in fact. And this time, it’ll be an all-day eatery inspired by 1970s New York, with deli classics for breakfast and lunch, and globetrotting small plates come the evening… READ MORE
Opening: 19th March
Soft launch? Not looking likely

Sessions Arts Club | Clerkenwell

Opening a restaurant inside a former courthouse is a solid idea.

For one thing, it makes it much easier to order, order.

And for another, it makes for a stunningly atmospheric setting – as the multi-talented creative team behind Sessions Arts Club is about to prove… READ MORE
Opening: March
Soft launch? None yet announced

Louie | Covent Garden

London’s probably about ready for a Chiltern Firehouse 2.0. And this could be it – a raucous townhouse with a two-storey New Orleans-styled restaurant and a rooftop bar with live brass bands, put together by the Firehouse’s Guillame Glipa and Parisian restaurateurs Paris Society… READ MORE
Opening: March
Soft launch? Unlikely, to be honest

Little Kudu | Peckham

Little Kudu
Image: Kudu

The couple behind Kudu are adding another haunt to the family. They’ve already unveiled a cocktail bar, Smokey Kudu, down the road, and soon they’ll be opening Little Kudu – a tapas-style eatery – right next door to their critically acclaimed original… READ MORE
Opening: March
Soft launch? None yet announced

Akoko | Fitzrovia 

Early this year Akoko is coming, and following and treading directly in Ikoyi’s venerable footsteps. It’ll be in Fitzrovia, and headed up by Masterchef: The Professionals finalist William JM Chilila, and he’ll be creating menu of West African classics made with British ingredients… READ MORE
Opening: April
Soft launch? None announced


Tavolino | London Bridge


Louis Korovilas – the ex-Head Chef of Bancone – is opening an ingredients-led, modern Italian joint, overlooking the river in London Bridge. And if it’s anything like his previous post, you can Bancone on it being good… READ MORE.
Opening: April
Soft launch? None yet announced

Club Mexicana Taqueria | Soho

This all-vegan Mexican street food outfit has gone from strength to strength since its early days as a stall at Dinerama. And now they’re finally opening a bricks and mortar spot in Carnaby’s Kingly Court, where they’ll serve all the cult classics alongside vegan tacos ‘al pastor’ (freshly sliced off the spit); a Mexican-style fondue and palomas on tap… READ MORE
Opening: 21st May
Soft launch? None planned

Noble Rot Soho | Soho

London has a Rot problem.

There’s not enough of it.

Thankfully however, Noble Rot – one of the best wine bars & restaurants in the city – is finally spreading. After spending 4 years blowing people’s socks off in Bloomsbury, it’s about to land itself in a yet-more central venue down in Soho, in the former home of the Gay Hussar… READ MORE
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None yet announced

BAO | King’s Cross


And following in Hoppers’ footstep, another branch of lauded steamed bun spot BAO will be joining the new slick of eateries up in King’s Cross. Together with the Hoppers site, they’ll make up a grand 6,000 sq ft dining space, including one big feasting table for 12… READ MORE
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None yet announced


Lila | Notting Hill

Brought to us by Jake Finn – previously of The Ritz, Coya, and Social Eating House – Lila will be all about cooking with live-fire. Expect dishes like burnt leeks with sun-dried tomato and parmesan; cedar-smoked salmon cooked over charcoal; and Finn’s signature apple tarte. READ MORE.

Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None yet announced


Smole & Salt | Tooting

Smoke and Salt

After three highly successful years at Pop Brixton, the Smoke & Salt duo – famed for their Modern European small plates, crafted using ancient preservation techniques – have just announced plans to open their first bricks and mortar site in Tooting… READ MORE.

Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None yet announced

Claro | Soho

If you’re going to choose a name for a new Modern Portuguese joint in Soho, the choice is clear…

…a word which in Portuguese translates as ‘claro’.

It comes to us from Leandro Carreira (Executive Chef, formerly of Londrino) and Alex Hunter (founder) of the critically-lavished seafood restaurant The Sea The SeaREAD MORE
Opening: Spring
Soft launch? None announced

Kol | Marylebone

When Noma’s head chef René Redzepi decided to open a pop up in Mexico back in 2017, he didn’t just choose some rando with a stove to help set it up. He chose Santiago Lastra. And Santiago Lastra did such a fine job, he’s now opening his own super-fancy restaurant in London… READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft launch? None announced (nor likely, to be honest)

Big Jo | Holloway

The fellas behind mini North London restaurant empire Westerns Laundry, Primeur, and Jolene are opening a new, large-scale bakery and 60-seater restaurant in Holloway. READ MORE
Opening: May
Soft Launch? None announced

Talad | Chelsea 


This May Chiangrai-born Natalie Tangsakul will be bringing her unique, regional Thai cooking to Chelsea. The plan is to trial six months initially, before hopefully winning West London over and going permanent. READ MORE
Opening: May 2020
Soft Launch? None announced

Manzi’s | Soho

It seems like anyone who lived in London between the 1950s and early noughties has a story about Manzi’s.

Just off Leicester Square, it was a two-storey seafood restaurant run by the kind of rumbustious Italian family you see in movies. In the midst of red gingham tablecloths and plastic loaves hanging from the ceiling, first dates, children’s birthdays, and silver wedding anniversaries were celebrated over curried halibut and Manzi’s renowned strawberry flan – and now the restaurant kings behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay are hoping to revive it. READ MORE
Opening: ‘By the end of May’
Soft launch? None announced


Cafe Deco| Bloomsbury

Image: 40 Maltby Street

Budding chef Anna Tobias – whose CV is adorned with everywhere from The River Cafe to Rochelle Canteen – has joined forces with the team behind 40 Maltby Street to help her open her debut restaurant (and wine bar), in Bloomsbury this summer.

Opening: Summer 2020
Soft Launch? None announced

Camden Town Brewery | Camden

After ten years, Camden Town Brewery is finally getting la(r)ger. Now closed until the summer, they’ll be busy transforming the place to include a bigger taproom, outside seating, and a 50-seater restaurant… READ MORE
Opening: Summer 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Blacklock Covent Garden | Covent Garden

Blacklock Soho - best restaurants in central London

If the third time’s a charm, then the fourth should be a breeze – at least it will be for Blacklock, the chophouse titans who are opening a fourth branch this year. You’ll find it on Henrietta Street in Covent Garden, and it promises to be just as noteworthy as its predecessors… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None yet announced

Chyna | Canary Wharf

Hakkasan. Yauatcha. Park Chinois.

When Alan Yau announces a new restaurant, people tend to pay attention.

And, well, he’s announced a new restaurant. A big one. Called Chyna, he’s billing it as a “Chinese River Cafe”, and it’ll sit in the huge Wardian development in Canary Wharf where it’ll overlook the South Dock. There’ll be enough room for 120 diners, and there’ll be a nice waterside terrace too… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Supa Ya Ramen | Hackney Road

Supa Ya Ramen

Sūpa Ya Ramen is coming to us from ex NOPI and Berber & Q chef Luke Findlay who – noting a gap in the market – decided to set up the now cult underground supper club in his very own home. Now, such has been his success, that he’s managed to give the noodles their own home… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? Highly likely


Yau Grilling | Canary Wharf

…and what’s that next door, you ask? Oh, that’s just Alan’s other spot that he’s opening. At the same time. No biggie. It’ll be a 45-seater focused on Japanese grill dishes, with a dedicated oyster bar thrown in for good measure… READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? None announced

Eataly | Bishopsgate 


No, that’s not a phonetic guide to saying the word “Italy” in a vaguely offensive fashion.

It’s a new Italian dining hall coming to London later this year, in what amounts to basically a massive food theme park. They’re packing everything good about Italian food into one grand space, and it’s going to be amazing…READ MORE
Opening: Sometime in 2020
Soft launch? Not yet announced

St. JOHN Borough High Street | Borough

London’s best doughnuts are filling in an important hole.

Despite having a bakery just a hop skip and a jump away in Bermondsey, St. JOHN are bringing a new dough-factory to Borough High Street… READ MORE
Opening: TBC
Soft launch? None announced

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