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Recently Opened Restaurants In London


Recently Opened Restaurants In London

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

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 the London’s best new restaurants and bars.

Which is why we’ve taken the time to assemble this list of only the very best recently opened places 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.


Fallow | Mayfair

After two hugely successful kitchen residencies, 10 Heddon Street is having a fallow month.

And while everywhere else that would mean having some time off, here it means bussing in the boys from Fallow – a sustainable dining outfit that’s been quietly blowing socks off at residencies from Carousel to Crispin… READ MORE
Opened: 10th March


Chuku’s | Tottenham

Chuku's recently opened restaurants London

Coming from brother-sister duo Emeka and Ifeyinwa, Chuku’s shines a light on Nigerian cuisine through the medium of small plates. They’ve popped up across the capital to great acclaim, and now they’ve finally opened a permanent spot of their own… READ MORE
Opened: 20th February

Gymkhana | Mayfair

It’s been a busy week for the Sethi siblings – seven days after launching their King’s Cross branch of Hoppers, they’ve also reopened the doors to Gymkhana, which was gutted by a fire last year (thankfully nobody was hurt). They’ve spent the intervening months giving the place a facelift and a menu overhaul – and the interiors are now absolutely stunning… READ MORE
Opened: 18th February

Padella Shoreditch | Shoreditch

Padella, Shoreditch

Love Padella?

Join the queue.

And rejoice in the news that everyone’s favourite “I’ll stand in line until my legs drop off” no-bookings fresh pasta joint has just cut the ribbon on a second branch in Shoreditch… READ MORE
Opened: 13th February

Hoppers | King’s Cross

Planting another foot on solid ground, Hoppers – the Sri Lankan restaurant from the team behind Michelin-starred Gymkhana and Trishna – have opened a third branch. It’s settled into that stretch between King’s Cross station and Granary Square, and follows critical acclaim for the Soho and Marylebone originals… READ MORE
Opened: 11th February

Bar Douro City | Finsbury Square

Bar Douro, City

Bar Douro has become a duo.

The vibrant Portuguese resto in Flat Iron Square has just opened a second branch in the City… READ MORE
Opened: 28th January


Townsend | Whitechapel

Good restaurants and good artists frequently do the same thing.

Draw a lot of people.

So when the two combine their powers, great things can happen. And it just so happens that The Whitechapel Gallery has recently installed a new, talent-filled restaurant called Townsend… READ MORE
Opened: 28th January


Bar Tincture | Shoreditch

Bar Tincture

A new venture from ex-Dishoom drinks guru Carl Brown, serving simple yet innovative cocktails focused on tinctures (flavour-infused alcohols) in a lightly Prohibition-styled space. Plus, absolutely nothing here goes to waste… READ MORE
Opened: 28th January


Smokey Kudu | Peckham

The couple behind the critically acclaimed Kudu are adding another couple of local haunts to the family. They’ve just launched Smokey Kudu, a glamorous South African-inspired cocktail bar tucked into a railway arch a little further down the road from the original… READ MORE
Opened: 22nd January

Oklava Bakery + Wine | Fitzrovia

Oklava Bakery And Wine

Kyseri, Fitzrovia’s dedicated Turkish pasta joint, clearly wasn’t making enough dough.

Because the owners, Selin Kiazim & Laura Christie, have decided to remake it and rebrand it as Oklava Bakery + Wine. And they’re pouring all their experience at the standout Turkish restaurant Oklava into it… READ MORE
Opened: 15th January

The Water House Project | Hackney

There’s a good reason that Gabriel Waterhouse hasn’t won any Michelin Stars yet.

And it’s because to earn them – or virtually any other award you care to mention – you need a restaurant.

Well, now that last little niggle has been remedied thanks to The Water House Project… READ MORE
Opened: 17th January

Ampéli | Fitzrovia


In terms of reputation, Greek wine doesn’t have nearly the same clout as Greek food. Which is a pita.

Because the fact is that, reputation aside, a great deal of Greek wine is actually very, very good. And Ampéli has arrived to try and help demonstrate in the most delicious way possible… READ MORE
Opened: 10th January

Casa do Frango Shoreditch | Shoreditch

After the critically acclaimed success of the Borough original, Casa Do Frango have taken their Algarvian piri piri chicken to a second spot in Shoreditch… READ MORE
Opened: December 16th

Bancone | Soho

Bancone Soho

After rapturous reviews for its Covent Garden debut in 2018, Bancone has rolled out its fresh pasta to Soho. It’s made its home in Golden Square, serving up pasta dishes, Italian wines and cocktails to 100 hungry punters… READ MORE
Opened: December 14th

Davies & Brook | Mayfair

Probably the most hype-inducing London restaurant opening of the century, Davies & Brook is the restaurant replacing Fora at Claridge’s Hotel. And here’s the clincher – it comes from Daniel Humm, the head chef at Eleven Madison Park, literally one of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the world. READ MORE
Opened: December 9th

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

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