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Hattie Lloyd 08/04/24


London Restaurants & Bars Opening Soon

There’s no time like the present…

…to get really excited about the year ahead.

Because while 2023 was filled with some spectacular new restaurants, 2024 is already shaping up to be just as exciting. We’re talking a new Japanese spot from a third-generation sushi master; a spectacularly glitzy karaoke bar from Paris; a new nose-to-tail place from a couple of zero-waste pioneers; and the revival of an iconic dining institution, led by one of the greatest restaurateurs of our time.

So here we’ve collated all the top London restaurants slated to open in the next few months. Read on, and make some resolutions…


Los Mochis London City | Liverpool Street

los mochis london city

Our capital is once again donning its most impressively cosmopolitan hat, and preparing for the arrival of a rather splendid new Mexican-Japanese restaurant. From a Finnish founder. In Liverpool Street. It’s called Los Mochis London City, and it’s the bigger sibling to the original Los Mochis in Notting Hill
Opening: 11th April
Soft launch? The Nudge Member preview has now taken place.

OMA | Borough Market

OMA new restaurant opening soon

Somehow, Borough Market continues to squeeze new openings into its tardis-like environs, and the latest to join them will be OMA. Smokestak and Manteca co-founder David Carter has enlisted an ex-Kiln and an ex-Sabor chef to rustle up a Greek-styled menu spanning raw dishes, open-flame grilling and Cretan clay pot cooking…
Opening: 16th April

NIJŪ | Mayfair

NIJU

One Star typically isn’t a great review. But when it’s from the people at Michelin, it’s a slightly different matter. And that’s what they gave third generation sushi master Endo Kazutoshi within one year of opening his debut restaurant in London, Endo At The Rotunda. And now he’s about to open a new Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar in the heart of Mayfair…
Opening: 17th April
Soft launch? Nudge Members are getting a five week secret soft launch, with 50% off food, from 17th April – 31st May – book here.

BAM Karaoke Box | Victoria

bam karaoke bar opening soon

Just when you thought London’s karaoke scene already had it all, BAM – along comes this place. After years of providing glamorously raucous nights out in Paris, Madrid and Bordeaux, BAM Karaoke Box is finally about to hit English shores…
Opening: 19th April
Soft launch?
Nudge Members are getting 50% off food, drinks and karaoke bookings from 19th April – 3rd May. You can book here with the code BAMXNUDGE50. (Bookings for up to 10 people. 50% food & drink discount applies to a max spend of £150 per booking).

Lina Stores | South Kensington

Lina Stores South Ken

London’s museum quarter is about to get a new work of art. Lina Stores is adding to its growing family of restaurants and delis across the city with an opening on Exhibition Road, serving up its famed hand-made pasta to 90 carb-hungry punters in a characteristically stylish space with a wrap-around terrace…
Opening: 19th April
Soft launch? Nudge Members are getting two exclusive preview nights on 17th & 18th April, with 50% off the food bill. Find out more here.

Roe | Canary Wharf

Fallow is one of the best zero-waste restaurants in the city – and the team behind it have wasted zero time in teeing up their next project. Roe will be settling into a three-storey spot overlooking the canal in Canary Wharf, and like its older sibling it’ll follow a nose-to-tail and root-to-stem philosophy. They’re even 3D printing everything in the interior…
Opening: 22nd April

July | Fitzrovia

july restaurant opening soon

© Safia Shakarchi

Coming this spring: July.

Which, as we all assumed when we read that, is the name of an Alsatian-style restaurant & wine bar coming to Charlotte Street this April-ish. And, once again for clarity, when we say ‘Alsatian-style’, we’re referring to the wine-rich region on the Franco-German border, and (fortunately? Unfortunately?) not the dog…
Opening: 25th April
Soft launch? Nudge Members are getting a secret soft launch with 50% off the food bill on 25th (dinner), 26th (dinner) and 27th May (lunch and dinner). Find out more here.

El Pastor | Battersea

el pastor battersea opening soon

Battersea Power Station‘s continuing to amp up its restaurant scene – because El Pastor’s joining the fold later this month. It’ll be the fourth in the family of tequila-soaked taquerias from the Hart brothers, and you’ll find it perched overlooking the iconic building with a spacious, year-round riverside terrace. As always, they’ll be making all their tortillas in-house using heirloom Mexican corn, before serving them up with signature fillings like soft-shelled crab and caramelised pineapple pork ‘al pastor’…
Opening: 26th April
Soft launch? Nudge Members are getting an exclusive preview night with 50% off food on 25th April – find out more here.

Cloth | Farringdon

As you’ll soon realise when discussing this new restaurant, ‘Cloth’ is one of those words that you can only say a few times aloud before it starts sounding really weird. But rest assured this new spot will be one to watch: founded by a couple of wine importer friends, the chef at the helm, Tom Hurst, has a CV that reads like one of London’s best restaurant lists: Brawn, The Marksman, Levan, you name it. And the Modern British menu he’s planning here sounds very good indeed…
Opening: 29th April

The Brush Grand Café | Old Street

The Brush

© Charlie McKay

There are hidden restaurants, there are normal restaurants, and then there are restaurants housed inside vast cylindrical skyscrapers that announce themselves with giant bronze sculptures embodying both their name & ethos outside the entrance. The Brush Grand Café is one of the latter…
Opening: 8th May
Soft launch? Nudge Members are getting three exclusive preview dinners on 1st-3rd May, with 50% off the food bill. You can find out more here.

Café Britaly | Peckham

cafe britaly opening soon

Italy brought the world Fellini, aperitivi, and plumbing way ahead of its time. Britain brought the caff. And together they make an excellent mash-up for a retro diner in Peckham, serving a hotch-potch of British and Italian influences like fried egg carbonara and zuppa inglese trifle, with a Bocca Di Lupo chef at the helm…
Opening: 8th May
Soft launch? Nudge Members are getting exclusive preview nights from 1st – 5th May, with 50% off the food bill. Find out more here.

Julie’s | Notting Hill

julie's restaurant reopening soon

They say the third time’s a charm… though of course it helps when the first and second times were a charm, too. Julie’s has been a bastion of Notting Hill’s restaurant scene for more than half a century, and it’s just been saved from closure for a third time. New owner Tara MacBain is both a local and a Cordon Bleu-trained chef, so it’s safe to say the place is in safe hands. As for whether it’ll tempt back the same A-list clientele? Revamped interiors, seafood towers, and a table-side martini trolley will probably do the trick…
Opening: 9th May

Wildflowers | Pimlico

It’s not often you find wildflowers springing up in Pimlico, and this is one to get excited about. It’s the solo debut for Aaron Potter, former head chef at Elystan Street (and described by his old boss Phil ‘Michelin Star collector’ Howard as a “truly great craftsman”). He’ll be settling in to a revamped timber yard tucked between Sloane Square and Victoria, serving up a menu of Mediterranean food across two floors and a terrace…
Opening: May

The Park | Bayswater

A brief introduction (though it’s hardly needed) to Jeremy King: one half of the legendary hospitality duo Corbin & King, who in their time have run such beloved London spots as The Wolseley, Brasserie Zédel and The Delaunay. In 2022 the pair were bought out of their own company by majority stakeholders in a dramatic turn of events, but King’s bouncing back: he’s kicking off 2024 with not one but three major openings. Following the launch of the already wildly popular Arlington will be The Park, a relaxed, modern mash-up of American and European restaurant styles, overlooking Kensington Gardens.
Opening: May

Kioku by Endo | Westminster

kioku by endo at the owo restaurant opening soon

One to file under ‘almost a complete mystery’, all we know about this place is that it’ll be a rooftop restaurant crowning the new Raffles Hotel at The OWO. So why should you get excited about it? Well, aside from the rooftop aspect (which will give the place first-class views of Big Ben and other iconic landmarks), it’ll be headed up by one Endo Kazutoshi – a third-generation sushi master whose first London spot, Endo at the Rotunda, is a Michelin Starred omakase restaurant serving 20 courses to just ten guests at a time.
Opening: Spring 2024

Kricket | Canary Wharf

Kricket White City

Currently open in Soho, Brixton and White City, Kricket’s hopping over to East London for the first time. Their Canary Wharf restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner, serving their critically-acclaimed Anglo-Indian small plates seven days a week. But the real kicker? It’ll also act as an outpost for their ultra-suave cocktail bar SOMA, with a late-night license…
Opening: Summer 2024

Langosteria | Westminster

Milan’s modestly glamorous seafood spot Langosteria is the next restaurant to join the line-up at The OWO, where it’ll be rubbing shoulders with fellow Milanese export Paper Moon. After shoring up in Paris and St. Moritz, this is their first UK restaurant – and while the menu’s still under wraps, we can attest that the food at the original is exceptionally good…
Opening: Summer 2024

Plates | Shoreditch

It almost feels cruel telling you about this one, because when bookings went live for Kirk and Keeley Haworth’s first bricks-and-mortar restaurant, the website crashed and tables immediately booked out for the first three months. However… it’ll definitely be worth a visit in, er, winter, because the hype is fully justified. Chef Kirk developed his plant-powered cuisine to manage his Lyme disease symptoms back in 2016, and since then he’s been crowned Champion of Champions on Great British Menu, won Menu of the Year award at last year’s Cateys, and grown a cult following from his fine dining pop-up with sister Keeley…
Opening: 3rd July

Akira Back | Mayfair

Akira Black

Akira Back was born in South Korea, became a baseball player in Japan, then a pro-snowboarder in the US, and finally decided to put athletics away and settle for a Michelin Starred career running a portfolio of 24 acclaimed restaurants across the globe. And now, finally, he’s making his way to London, to open up the flagship restaurant in the all-new Mandarin oriental in Mayfair…
Opening: July

Simpson’s in the Strand | Strand

simpsons in the strand reopening

The word ‘institution’ gets flung around a lot these days – mainly by us – but Simpson’s genuinely is one. It’s been lavishing diners on the Strand since 1828, and throughout its time has been famous for cross-city chess matches and silver trolleys for table-side meat carving. The place had a pretty tough few years before finally shuttering for good during the pandemic – or so we thought. Because Simpson’s is set to reopen in 2024, and who better to revive it than Jeremy King…
Re-opening: By mid-2024

Cornus | Victoria

The Medlar founders are gearing up to open a new restaurant this summer on the rooftop of a 19th century ice factory. As settings go, it doesn’t get much cooler than that. And we can only assume it was the very specific setting that the duo were holding out for, because it’s been a whole 13 years since Joe Mercer Nairne and David O’Connor opened their fine dining gem in Chelsea
Opening: Summer 2024

Hotel Dalhousie | Notting Hill

Hotel Dalhousie

To be clear, the Hotel Dalhousie isn’t a hotel, and it isn’t located in the picturesque Northern Indian town of Dalhousie. It’s a restaurant in Notting Hill. Or at least, it will be when it opens this summer, with Tandoor Chop House chef Kundan Rawat turning out some delicious sounding dishes like spiced mutton chop kebabs and rose water lamb patties…
Opening: Summer 2024

Fonda | Mayfair

santiago lastra opening new restaurant

If you liked KOL, there’s a chance you’ll be fonda this too. Uberchef Santiago Lastra has announced his second London restaurant, following on from his Michelin-starred, World’s 50 Best ranking, generally-fawned-over debut. Details are pretty scant at this stage, but he’s aiming to “elicit the flavours of Mexico in a modern way”, with a helping hand from the comal (a flat griddle used to make corn masa)…
Opening: 2024

Dué | Somewhere In London

Jesus Duran

Jesús Durón – executive chef of what might be the best restaurant in Mexico City, Pujol – is set to open a restaurant in London this year. Ironically, Dué has no due date yet. And we don’t really know what he’s going to be cooking, or where it’ll be. But given that he’ll be teaming up with the co-founder of Hong Kong’s Michelin-starred Yardbird, it’s probably one worth keeping an eye out for…
Opening: 2024

Burnt Ends | Knightsbridge

burnt ends london restaurant

BBQ fans, this is your cue to get excited. Dave Pynt’s eatery has had a long and varied history: the Aussie chef launched the place as a pop-up at Climpson’s Arch back in 2012, before taking the concept over to Singapore, where it’s since earned a Michelin Star and a #24 spot on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list (and #65 in the world). Basically, it’s big deal BBQ – and he’s going to be opening a London outpost once more when he moves to Harrods, of all places, next year.
Opening: 2025

 


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